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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338390/biologic-remodeling-of-periodontal-dimensions-of-areas-treated-with-gingival-augmentation-procedure-gap-a-25-year-follow-up-observation
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Giancarlo Agudio, Leandro Chambrone, Giovanpaolo Pini Prato
BACKGROUND: The role of keratinized tissue (KT) for maintenance of periodontal health has been debated for many years. This study assessed the long-term "biologic remodeling" of periodontal dimensions of teeth treated with free gingival grafts (FGG) compared to their adjacent/untreated teeth. METHODS: Seventy-four patients, with at least one site showing absence or a reduced amount of attached gingiva associated with gingival recession at baseline, were treated with FGG in a private practice...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338091/intermediate-filament-reorganization-dynamically-influences-cancer-cell-alignment-and-migration
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Andrew W Holle, Melih Kalafat, Adria Sales Ramos, Thomas Seufferlein, Ralf Kemkemer, Joachim P Spatz
The interactions between a cancer cell and its extracellular matrix (ECM) have been the focus of an increasing amount of investigation. The role of the intermediate filament keratin in cancer has also been coming into focus of late, but more research is needed to understand how this piece fits in the puzzle of cytoskeleton-mediated invasion and metastasis. In Panc-1 invasive pancreatic cancer cells, keratin phosphorylation in conjunction with actin inhibition was found to be sufficient to reduce cell area below either treatment alone...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336260/the-analysis-of-human-conjunctival-epithelium-proteome-in-ocular-surface-diseases-using-impression-cytology-and-2d-dige
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Javier Soria, Arantxa Acera, Juan A Durán, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis, Almudena Del-Hierro-Zarzuelo, Nerea González, Rebeca Reigada, Tatiana Suárez
Conjunctival impression cytology samples from patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), dry eye (DE), and healthy subjects (CT) were collected for determination of the degree of squamous metaplasia (SM) by PAS-hematoxylin staining and for comparative proteomic analyses by 2D-DIGE. The protein spots with discriminant expression were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry. Three independent statistical studies were conducted: i). Analysis of differential protein expression between study groups: We observed increased expression of proteins S100A4, S100A8, retinal dehydrogenase-1, peroxiredoxin-1, annexin-A1, annexin-A2, α-enolase, and glutathione S-transferase-P in DE, whereas the highest expression of peroxiredoxin-6, actin cytoplasmic-1, peroxiredoxin-2, and heat shock protein HSP-90-α was observed in MGD; ii)...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334693/fabrication-of-human-hair-keratin-jellyfish-collagen-eggshell-derived-hydroxyapatite-osteoinductive-biocomposite-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-from-waste-to-regenerative-medicine-products
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Yavuz Emre Arslan, Tugba Sezgin Arslan, Burak Derkus, Emel Emregul, Kaan C Emregul
In the present study, we aimed at fabricating an osteoinductive biocomposite scaffold using keratin obtained from human hair, jellyfish collagen and eggshell-derived nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite (nHA) for bone tissue engineering applications. Keratin, collagen and nHA were characterized with the modified Lowry method, free-sulfhydryl groups and hydroxyproline content analysis, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) which confirmed the success of the extraction and/or isolation processes...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332728/keratoacanthoma-en-plaque-nodule-a-brief-report-of-the-clinicopathological-features-of-five-cases
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Noriyuki Misago, Shin-Ichi Ansai, Takaya Fukumoto, Takashi Anan, Tomokazu Nakao
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is characterized by exoendophytic growth with a central keratin-filled crater, representing the crateriform architecture. We herein report five rare cases of KA without a central keratin-filled crater. These KA cases histopathologically showed that one or a few infundibular structures/isthmic lobules had their own open keratotic pores on the surface without a common merged keratotic plug/horn, clinically representing verrucous (keratotic) plaque/nodule, namely, "KA en plaque/nodule". KA rarely but on occasion does show verrucous plaque (or nodular) lesions without a central keratin-filled crater, as the notion that KA invariably shows crateriform architecture is nonsensical...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331050/first-in-human-clinical-trial-of-oral-onc201-in-patients-with-refractory-solid-tumors
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Mark N Stein, Joseph R Bertino, Howard L Kaufman, Tina Mayer, Rebecca Moss, Ann Silk, Nancy Chan, Jyoti Malhotra, Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Joseph Aisner, Robert D Aiken, Bruce G Haffty, Robert S DiPaola, Tracie Saunders, Andrew Zloza, Sherri Damare, Yasmeen Beckett, Bangning Yu, Saltanat Najmi, Christian Gabel, Siobhan Dickerson, Ling Zheng, Wafik S El-Deiry, Joshua Allen, Martin Stogniew, Wolfgang Oster, Janice M Mehnert
Purpose ONC201 is a small molecule selective antagonist of the G protein-coupled receptor DRD2 that is the founding member of the imipridone class of compounds. A first-in-human phase I study of ONC201 was conducted to determine its recommended phase II dose (RP2D). Experimental Design This open-label study treated 10 patients during dose escalation with histologically-confirmed advanced solid tumors. Patients received ONC201 orally once every 3 weeks, defined as one cycle, at doses from 125 to 625 mg using an accelerated titration design...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330217/sulfitolytic-and-keratinolytic-potential-of-chryseobacterium-sp-rbt-revealed-hydrolysis-of-melanin-containing-feathers
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Ranjit G Gurav, Jingchun Tang, Jyoti P Jadhav
In black feathers, melanin is embedded in keratin matrix that makes feather more resistance to the microbial degradation. Chryseobacterium sp. RBT previously isolated from the poultry waste disposable site revealed strong sulfitolytic and keratinolytic activities. Maximum keratinase activity was observed at 48 h (89.12 U ml(-1)) showed 83 % of native black feather degradation. The concentration of free sulfhydryl groups released during degradation was 0.648 × 10(-4) M (12 h), 2.144 × 10(-4) M (96 h), and however, declined on prolong incubation to 1...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329617/extensive-unilateral-nevus-comedonicus-without-genetic-abnormality
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Anca Chiriac, Luminita Paduraru, Gorduza Vlad Eusebiu, Constantine A Stratakis, Christos C Zouboulis
Nevus comedonicus is considered a genodermatosis characterized by the presence of multiple groups of dilated pilosebaceous orifices filled with black keratin plugs, with sharply unilateral distribution mostly on the face, neck, trunk, upper arms. Lesions can appear at any age, frequently before the age of 10 years, but they are usually present at birth. We present a 2.7-year-old girl with a very severe form of nevus comedonicus. She exhibited lesions located initially at the left side of the body with a linear characteristic, following Blascko lines T1/T2, T5, T7, S1 /S2, but progressively developed lesions on the right side of the scalp and left gluteal area...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329587/a-case-and-review-of-congenital-leukonychia
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Akhilesh S Pathipati, Justin M Ko, John M Yost
Leukonychia refers to a white discoloration of the nails. Although several conditions may cause white nails, a rare, isolated, congenital form of the disease is hypothesized to stem from disordered keratinization of the nail plate. Herein, we report a case of a 41-year-old woman with congenital leukonychia and review prior cases.
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329543/herpes-simplex-virus-in-erythrokeratoderma-variabilis
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Shields Callahan, Euphemia Mu, Randie H Kim, Shane A Meehan, Paul Possick
We report a 48 -year-old woman witherythrokeratoderma variabilis, which is a rarehereditary disorder of keratinization, who developednew, painful, blisters within her skin lesions. Thediagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection was madebased on the clinical history and histopathologicfeatures. She was successfully treated withprophylactic valacyclovir, and her herpetic outbreakshave halted. This case serves as a reminder thateven among the most rare skin disorders, commonsecondary complications may be easily overlooked...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327670/global-identification-and-analysis-of-isozyme-specific-possible-substrates-crosslinked-by-transglutaminases-using-substrate-peptides-in-mouse-liver-fibrosis
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Hideki Tatsukawa, Yuji Tani, Risa Otsu, Haruka Nakagawa, Kiyotaka Hitomi
The transglutaminase (TG) family comprises eight isozymes that form the isopeptide bonds between glutamine and lysine residues and contribute to the fibrotic diseases via crosslinking-mediated stabilization of ECM and the activation of TGF-β in several tissues. However, despite a growing body of evidence implicating TG2 as a key enzyme in fibrosis, the causative role of TG2 and the involvement of the other isozymes have not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, here we clarified the distributions of TG isozymes and their in situ activities and identified the isozyme-specific possible substrates for both TG1 and TG2 using their substrate peptides in mouse fibrotic liver...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326953/placenta-increta-presenting-as-exaggerated-placental-site-reaction
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Stewart F Cramer, Debra S Heller
Exaggerated placental site (EPS) is usually an incidental finding seen in curettings after an abortion. Placenta increta is, by definition, a disease that damages and destroys myometrium; however, prior literature has not paid sufficient attention to the role of myometrium in its pathogenesis and diagnosis. We present an unusual case of placenta increta in a hysterectomy performed for uterine perforation after curettage for the termination of pregnancy at 18 weeks. The initial histologic section of the implantation site suggested EPS...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325492/the-turtle-carapace-as-an-optimized-multi-scale-biological-composite-armor-a-review
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Ben Achrai, H Daniel Wagner
The turtle carapace, the top dorsal part of the shell, is a remarkable multi-scale dermal armor that has evolved to withstand various types of high-stress events encountered in nature. This keratin-covered boney exoskeleton exhibits a number of structural motifs, including alternating rigid and flexible components, layering and functionally graded elements, designed to protect the reptile during predatory attacks, and smashing events. Here we review the multi-scale structural hierarchy of the turtle carapace and its corresponding mechanical properties...
February 27, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324728/hplc-ms-ms-method-for-quantification-of-paclitaxel-from-keratin-containing-samples
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Emily A Turner, Alexandra C Stenson, Saami K Yazdani
Local drug delivery of paclitaxel is becoming ever more prevalent. As complex drug/excipient combinations are being developed and tested, new high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) techniques capable of quantifying paclitaxel from such formulations are needed. Here a method for quantifying paclitaxel from aqueous, protein and oil containing samples was developed and validated. Keratin, derived from human hair, is the protein component/paclitaxel excipient in the development and validation of said method...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323918/elucidating-the-role-of-the-desmosome-protein-p53-apoptosis-effector-related-to-pmp-22-perp-in-growth-hormone-tumors
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Katja Kiseljak-Vassiliades, Taylor S Mills, Yu Zhang, Mei Xu, Kevin O Lillehei, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Margaret E Wierman
Purpose: Densely granulated (DG) and sparsely granulated (SG) growth hormone (GH) pituitary adenomas differ in biological behavior which may be correlated with their known differences in cytoplasmic keratin distribution and E-cadherin expression. We desired to explore candidate genes which might further explain this behavior. Methods: Exon expression microarray was performed on 21 GH tumors (10 SG and 11 DG) and 20 normal control pituitaries from autopsy. Results: Bioinformatic analyses confirmed a differential molecular signature between normal pituitary and GH tumors as well as between the GH tumor subtypes...
February 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322131/soluble-flt-1-has-cytotoxic-effects-on-bewo-choriocarcinoma-cells
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Michiko Yamashita, Keiichi Kumasawa, Tatsuya Miyake, Hitomi Nakamura, Tadashi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in angiogenesis and is overexpressed in many kinds of malignant tumors. Soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sVEGFR-1/ soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 [sFlt-1]) plays a role as an inhibitor of VEGF, and an antitumor effect has been shown in several studies using sFlt-1. Recently, in addition to its antiangiogenic effect, it was reported that sFlt-1 has direct cytotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Transfection of sFlt-1 plasmid DNA was performed in the BeWo choriocarcinoma cell line...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317930/achromatic-light-patterning-and-improved-image-reconstruction-for-parallelized-resolft-nanoscopy
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Andriy Chmyrov, Marcel Leutenegger, Tim Grotjohann, Andreas Schönle, Jan Keller-Findeisen, Lars Kastrup, Stefan Jakobs, Gerald Donnert, Steffen J Sahl, Stefan W Hell
Fluorescence microscopy is rapidly turning into nanoscopy. Among the various nanoscopy methods, the STED/RESOLFT super-resolution family has recently been expanded to image even large fields of view within a few seconds. This advance relies on using light patterns featuring substantial arrays of intensity minima for discerning features by switching their fluorophores between 'on' and 'off' states of fluorescence. Here we show that splitting the light with a grating and recombining it in the focal plane of the objective lens renders arrays of minima with wavelength-independent periodicity...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315768/peptide-protein-interactions-within-human-hair-keratins
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Célia F Cruz, Teresa Matamá, Artur Cavaco-Paulo
We selected 1235 decapeptides from human hair proteins encoded by human genes of keratins and keratin associated proteins. The peptides were linked to glass arrays and screened for their affinity towards a solution of human hair extracted keratin fraction. Based on the physicochemical properties of the peptides, ten variables were studied: content of different types of amino acid side chains (cysteine, hydrophobic, polar, basic, acidic, aromatic rings, amide, alcohol side chains), isoelectric point, and net charge...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314226/long-term-follow-up-of-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-cicatricial-ectropion-in-ichthyosis-a-case-report
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Hind Manaa Alkatan, Manar A Aljebreen, Adel H Alsuhaibani
INTRODUCTION: Ichthyosis is a group of keratinizing diseases characterized by scaly and dry skin. One of the ocular complications associated with ichthyosis is cicatricial ectropion which often results in exposure keratopathy and eventually corneal scarring. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report we are presenting a 21-year-old female who is known to have ichthyosis-related bilateral lower lid cicatricial ectropion, which was managed with Mucous Membrane Grafting (MMG) six years ago...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304210/long-term-stability-of-root-coverage-by-coronally-advanced-flap-procedures
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Karin Jepsen, Martina Stefanini, Mariano Sanz, Giovanni Zucchelli, Søren Jepsen
BACKGROUND: To compare 6 months and 3-year outcomes for root coverage by coronally advanced flap (CAF) procedures in localized gingival recessions. METHODS: Two centers that had participated in a 6 months multinational multicentre RCT were able to follow up 18 patients with 36 Miller Class I and II defects that had been treated in a split-mouth design with CAF or CAF + xenogeneic collagen matrix (CMX). Percentage of root coverage (RC), complete root coverage (CRC), width (KT) and thickness (GT) of keratinized tissue were assessed by the same blinded examiners as after 6 months...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
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