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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938623/mifepristone-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-metastasis-by-intervening-in-sdf-1-cxcr4-chemokine-axis
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Ning Zheng, Jiahang Chen, Weiqun Liu, Jian Liu, Tao Li, Hongning Chen, Jichuang Wang, Lee Jia
SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling axis determines the proliferative potential and site-specific cancer metastasis. Recent studies suggest involvement of the axis and steroidal hormone in ovarian cancer metastasis. Here we hypothesize that mifepristone (RU486), a well-known progesterone-based abortifacient, might interfere this axis and inhibit ovarian cancer metastasis. Mifepristone at concentrations < IC50 inhibited expression of CXCR4 on cell surface of ovarian cancer SKOV-3 and IGROV-1, and reduced expression of the intracellular CXCR4 protein and its related mRNA activated by SDF-1...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938165/a-novel-dopa-albumin-based-tissue-adhesive-for-internal-medical-applications
#2
Wenzhen Zhu, Yvonne Peck, Jabed Iqbal, Dong-An Wang
To date, existing tissue adhesives have various weak points in gluing kinetics and stability - particularly, in biocompatibility, which make most of them remain suboptimal for internal conditions. Herein, a novel mussel-inspired "BCD" tissue glue made of bovine serum albumin (BSA), citrate acid (CA) and dopamine was developed aiming at internal medical applications. BSA was employed as a natural and biocompatible macromolecular backbone; CA was introduced as a dual-functional intermediate to increase reactive carboxyl sites for engraftment of dopamine onto BSA backbone and also block the competing reactive amines from the proteinic backbone...
September 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935121/treatment-of-acute-ocular-chemical-burns
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REVIEW
Namrata Sharma, Manpreet Kaur, Tushar Agarwal, Virender S Sangwan, Rasik B Vajpayee
Ocular chemical burns are an ophthalmic emergency and are responsible for 11.5% to 22.1% of ocular injuries. Immediate copious irrigation is universally recommended in acute ocular burns to remove the offending agent and minimize damage. Conventional medical therapy consists of the use of agents that promote epithelialization, minimize inflammation, and prevent cicatricial complications. Biological fluids such as autologous serum, umbilical cord blood serum, platelet-rich plasma, and amniotic membrane suspension are a rich source of growth factors and promote healing when used as adjuncts to conventional therapy...
September 18, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932537/the-role-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-management-of-symptomatic-pleural-effusion-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-best-evidence-topic-report
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Francesco Caronia, Aldo Prencipe, Mario Santini, Brendon Stiles
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written addressing whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis could be justified in patients with pleural effusion (PE) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and no-responded to repeated thoracentesis. Ten papers were identified to answer the question. Of these, two were case-series study including ≥4 patients, 7 retrospective analytical studies, and one observational study but no randomized controlled trial (RCTs) was included in the analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929859/endotracheal-tube-induced-sore-throat-pain-and-inflammation-is-coupled-to-the-release-of-mitochondrial-dna
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Carlos A Puyo, Daniela Peruzzi, Alexander Earhart, Evan Roller, Menelaos Karanikolas, Marin H Kollef, Alexander S Krupnick, Daniel Kreisel, Mohsen Ibrahim, Andrew E Gelman
In the absence of infection, the pathophysiology of endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is unclear. Activated neutrophils release elastase, reactive oxygen species, and inflammatory cytokines known to contribute to neuropathic pain. Sterile tissue injury can cause the release of damage-associated molecular patterns such as mitochondrial DNA that promote neutrophil activation. We hypothesized that endotracheal tube-induced sore throat pain is linked to mitochondrial DNA-mediated neutrophil inflammation...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928400/inhibiting-p-fluorescens-biofilms-with-fluoropolymer-embedded-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-situ-spectroscopic-study
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M C Sportelli, E Tütüncü, R A Picca, M Valentini, A Valentini, C Kranz, B Mizaikoff, H Barth, N Cioffi
Surface colonization by microorganisms leads to the formation of biofilms, i.e. aggregates of bacteria embedded within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance. This promotes adhesion to the surface and protects bacterial community, providing an antimicrobial-resistant environment. The inhibition of biofilm growth is a crucial issue for preventing bacterial infections. Inorganic nanoparticle/Teflon-like (CFx) composites deposited via ion beam sputtering demonstrated very efficient antimicrobial activity...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927922/retrospective-clinical-evaluation-of-ceramic-onlays-placed-by-dental-students
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Jennifer J Archibald, Gildo Coelho Santos, Maria Jacinta Moraes Coelho Santos
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Indirect restorations with partial or complete occlusal surface coverage have been recommended to restore teeth with weakened walls in order to prevent cusp fracture. The success of these restorations when performed by dental students is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical performance of adhesively bonded ceramic onlay restorations placed by third- and fourth-year dental students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-five ceramic onlays were placed in patients between 2009 and 2015...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924864/a-nociceptive-role-for-integrin-signaling-in-pain-after-mechanical-injury-to-the-spinal-facet-capsular-ligament
#8
Sijia Zhang, Ethan Zhao, Beth A Winkelstein
Integrins modulate chemically-induced nociception in a variety of inflammatory and neuropathic pain models. Yet, the role of integrins in mechanically-induced pain remains undefined, despite its well-known involvement in cell adhesion and mechanotransduction. Excessive spinal facet capsular ligament stretch is a common injury that induces morphological and functional changes in its innervating afferent neurons and can lead to pain. However, the local mechanisms underlying the translation from tissue deformation to pain signaling are unclear, impeding effective treatment...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924370/kaempferol-inhibits-the-invasion-and-migration-of-renal-cancer-cells-through-the-downregulation-of-akt-and-fak-pathways
#9
Tung-Wei Hung, Pei-Ni Chen, Hsu-Chen Wu, Sheng-Wen Wu, Pao-Yu Tsai, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Horng-Rong Chang
Kaempferol, which is isolated from several natural plants, is a polyphenol belonging to the subgroup of flavonoids. Kaempferol exhibits various pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. In this study, kaempferol can significantly inhibit the invasion and migration of 786-O renal cell carcinoma (RCC) without cytotoxicity. We examined the potential mechanisms underlying its anti-invasive activities on 786-O RCC cells. Western blot was performed, and the results showed that kaempferol attenuates the manifestation of metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) protein and activity...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923978/mcam-contributes-to-the-establishment-of-cell-autonomous-polarity-in-myogenic-and-chondrogenic-differentiation
#10
Artal Moreno-Fortuny, Laricia Bragg, Giulio Cossu, Urmas Roostalu
Cell polarity has a fundamental role in shaping the morphology of cells and growing tissues. Polarity is commonly thought to be established in response to extracellular signals. Here we used a minimal in vitro assay that enabled us to monitor the determination of cell polarity in myogenic and chondrogenic differentiation in the absence of external signalling gradients. We demonstrate that the initiation of cell polarity is regulated by melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM). We found highly polarized localization of MCAM, Moesin (MSN), Scribble (SCRIB) and Van-Gogh-like 2 (VANGL2) at the distal end of elongating myotubes...
September 18, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922923/interfacial-properties-and-mechanisms-dominating-gas-hydrate-cohesion-and-adhesion-in-liquid-and-vapor-hydrocarbon-phases
#11
Sijia Hu, Carolyn A Koh
The interfacial properties and mechanisms of gas hydrate systems play a major role in controlling their interparticle and surface interactions, which is desirable for nearly all energy applications of clathrate hydrates. In particular, preventing gas hydrate interparticle agglomeration and/or particle-surface deposition is critical to the prevention of gas hydrate blockages during the exploration and transportation of oil and gas subsea flowlines. These agglomeration and deposition processes are dominated by particle-particle cohesive forces and particle-surface adhesive force...
September 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922632/antibacterial-and-anti-biofouling-coating-on-hydroxyapatite-surface-based-on-peptide-modified-tannic-acid
#12
Xiao Yang, Pei Huang, Haihuan Wang, Shuang Cai, Yixue Liao, Ziqin Mo, Xinyuan Xu, Chunmei Ding, Changsheng Zhao, Jianshu Li
Hydroxyapatite-based implant is widely used in the fields of artificial teeth and bones. However, the problem of microbial communities on hydroxyapatite surfaces remain a great challenge. In order to inhibit bacterial adhesion and activity in a long term, a salivary acquired pellicle (SAP) bioinspired tannic acid (SAP3-TA) is synthesized and characterized. The SAP inspired peptide sequence DDDEEK has a good adsorption performance on the surface of hydroxyapatite (HA). Tannic acid (TA) is a natural polyphenolic compound that can be extracted from green tea, and it has been proved to have an effective antibacterial property...
September 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922615/the-impact-of-incorporating-antimicrobials-into-implant-surfaces
#13
N J Hickok, I M Shapiro, A F Chen
With the increase in numbers of joint replacements, spinal surgeries, and dental implantations, there is an urgent need to combat implant-associated infection. In addition to stringent sterile techniques, an efficacious way to prevent this destructive complication is to create new implants with antimicrobial properties. Specifically, these implants must be active in the dental implant environment where the implant is bathed in the glycoprotein-rich salivary fluids that enhance bacterial adhesion, and propagation, and biofilm formation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919310/cadherin-11-promotes-neural-crest-cell-spreading-by-reducing-intracellular-tension-mapping-adhesion-and-mechanics-in-neural-crest-explants-by-atomic-force-microscopy
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REVIEW
Carina Blaue, Jubin Kashef, Clemens M Franz
During development cranial neural crest cells (NCCs) display a striking transition from collective to single-cell migration, but the mechanisms enabling individual NCCs to separate from the neural crest tissue are still incompletely understood. In this study we have employed atomic force microscopy (AFM) to investigate potential adhesive and mechanical changes associated with the dissociation of individual cells from cohesive Xenopus NCC explants at early stages of migration. AFM-based single-cell force spectroscopy (SCFS) revealed a uniform distribution of cell-cell adhesion forces within NCC explants, including semi-detached leader cells in the process of delaminating from the explant edge...
September 14, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919215/thermo-responsive-in-situ-forming-hydrogels-as-barriers-to-prevent-post-operative-peritendinous-adhesion
#15
Pang-Yun Chou, Shih-Heng Chen, Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Yi Teng Fong, Jyh-Ping Chen
In this study, we aimed to assess whether thermo-responsive in-situ forming hydrogels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) could prevent post-operative peritendinous adhesion. The clinical advantages of the thermo-responsive hydrogels are acting as barrier material to block penetration of fibroblasts, providing mobility and flexibility during application and enabling injection through a small opening to fill spaces of any shape after surgery. The thermo-responsiveness of hydrogels was determined to ensure their clinic uses...
September 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918037/a-novel-pak1-atf2-mir-132-signaling-axis-is-involved-in-the-hematogenous-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#16
Funan Liu, Zhenguo Cheng, Xiaodong Li, Yanshu Li, Hongyan Zhang, Jiabin Li, Furong Liu, Huimian Xu, Feng Li
We, along with others, have shown previously that P21-activated kinase 1 (Pak1) plays a pivotal role in gastric cancer progression and metastasis. However, whether Pak1 controls gastric cancer metastasis by regulating microRNAs (miRNAs) has never been explored. Here, we report a novel mechanism of Pak1 in tumor metastasis. A detailed examination revealed that Pak1 interacts with and phosphorylates the serine 62 residue of ATF2 and then blocks its translocation into the nucleus. We also confirmed that ATF2 binds to the promoter of miR-132 and tightly regulates its transcription, thus explaining the regulatory mechanism of miR-132 by Pak1...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917555/incidence-and-significance-of-adhesions-encountered-during-epicardial-mapping-and-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-no-history-of-prior-cardiac-surgery-or-pericarditis
#17
Anthony Li, Eric Buch, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: Pericardial adhesions can prevent epicardial access and restrict catheter movement during mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) . The incidence of adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or clinically evident pericarditis is not known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of pericardial adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or pericarditis and explore their impact. METHODS: A retrospective search of our ablation database containing patients who underwent epicardial ablation for VT was undertaken...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917306/evaluation-of-surface-antigen-tf1-17-in-feline-tritrichomonas-foetus-isolates
#18
E N Gould, L B Corbeil, S A Kania, M K Tolbert
Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) is a flagellated protozoa that infects the distal ileum and proximal colon of domestic cats, as well as the urogenital tract of cattle. Feline trichomonosis is recognized as a prevalent cause of chronic diarrhea in cats worldwide. The suspected route of transmission is fecal-oral, with cats in densely crowded environments at highest risk for infection. Thus, the recommended strategy for minimizing spread of infection is to identify and isolate T. foetus-positive cats from the general population...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917091/recovery-from-diabetes-insipidus-and-preservation-of-thyroid-function-after-craniopharyngioma-removal-and-pituitary-stalk-sectioning
#19
Yoshikazu Ogawa, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
OBJECTIVES: Craniopharyngioma is a slow-growing tumor, but long-term tumor control with maintenance of quality of life is sometimes very difficult to achieve, and hypothalamic disturbance should be strictly avoided in the treatment. However, management of the pituitary gland and/or pituitary stalk varies among surgeons and institutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective review identified 44 patients, 24 males and 20 females with craniopharyngiomas who were initially treated by surgery through the extended transsphenoidal approach with pituitary stalk sectioning at a single institute...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915335/ecm-related-myopathies-and-muscular-dystrophies-pros-and-cons-of-protein-therapies
#20
Pam M Van Ry, Tatiana M Fontelonga, Pamela Barraza-Flores, Apurva Sarathy, Andreia M Nunes, Dean J Burkin
Extracellular matrix (ECM) myopathies and muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins that provide critical links between muscle cells and the extracellular matrix. These include structural proteins of the ECM, muscle cell receptors, enzymes, and intracellular proteins. Loss of adhesion within the myomatrix results in progressive muscle weakness. For many ECM muscular dystrophies, symptoms can occur any time after birth and often result in reduced life expectancy...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
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