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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458172/modelling-human-myoblasts-survival-upon-xenotransplantation-into-immunodeficient-mouse-muscle
#1
Christophe Praud, Karine Vauchez, Pascal Zongo, Jean-Thomas Vilquin
Cell transplantation has been challenged in several clinical indications of genetic or acquired muscular diseases, but therapeutic success were mitigated. To understand and improve the yields of tissue regeneration, we aimed at modelling the fate of CD56-positive human myoblasts after transplantation. Using immunodeficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice as recipients, we assessed the survival, integration and satellite cell niche occupancy of human myoblasts by a triple immunohistochemical labelling of laminin, dystrophin and human lamin A/C...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457928/an-atraumatic-retractor-for-interdisciplinary-use-in-conventional-laparoscopy-and-robotic-surgery
#2
Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND: The removal of obstacles from the surgical field is a crucial aspect of any procedure in gynecological, urological or visceral laparoscopic surgery. Reliable instruments and skilled assistance are essential for the smooth execution of procedures. Blunt forceps are commonly used to keep tissue away from the operating field. The range of existing instruments has been enhanced by the introduction of laparoscopic retractors. However, no laparoscopic retractor can be used without causing tissue damage...
February 19, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457895/periodic-trends-in-actinyl-thio-crown-ether-complexes
#3
Shu-Xian Hu, Jing-Jing Liu, John K Gibson, Jun Li
In-cavity complexes and their bonding features between thio-crown (TC) ethers and f-elements are unexplored so far. In this paper, actinyl(VI) (An = U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm) complexes of TC ethers have been characterized using relativistic density functional theory. The TC ether ligands include tetrathio-12-crown-4 (12TC4), pentathio-15-crown-5 (15TC5), and hexathio-18-crown-6 (18TC6). On the basis of the calculations, it is found that the "double-decker" sandwich structure of AnO2 (12TC4)2 2+ and "side-on" structure AnO2 (12TC4)2+ are changed to "insertion" structures for AnO2 (15TC5)2+ and AnO2 (18TC6)2+ due to increased size of the TC ether ligands...
February 19, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457892/boronic-acid-catalyzed-regio-and-1-2-cis-stereoselective-glycosylation-of-unprotected-sugar-acceptors-via-s-n-i-type-mechanism
#4
Masamichi Tanaka, Akira Nakagawa, Nobuya Nishi, Kiyoko Iijima, Ryuichi Sawa, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima
Regio- and 1,2-cis-stereoselective chemical glycosylation of unprotected glycosyl acceptors has been in great demand for the efficient synthesis of natural glycosides. However, simultaneously regulating these selectivities has been a long-standing problem in synthetic organic chemistry. In nature, glycosyl transferases catalyze regioselective 1,2-cis-glycosylations via the SN i mechanism, yet no useful chemical glycosylations based on this mechanism have been developed. In this paper, we report a highly regio- and 1,2-cis-stereoselective SN i-type glycosylation of 1,2-anhydro donors and unprotected sugar acceptors using p-nitrophenylboronic acid (10e) as a catalyst in the presence of water under mild conditions...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457879/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-luminex-donor-specific-cross-match
#5
M Chowdhry, R N Makroo, Y Thakur, V Sharma, M Singh, M Kumar
The presence of donor specific antibodies directed against human leukocyte antigen significantly influences renal transplant due to antibody mediated rejection (AMR). We performed the screening of pre-renal transplant patients for preformed anti HLA antibodies using Antihuman globulin augmented-CDC crossmatch (AHG-CDCXm), Luminex donor specific crossmatch (LumXm) and HLA antibody screening. Seven hundred and fifty four patients were assessed for LumXm. HLA antibody screening was possible in 325 out of 754 cases...
February 19, 2018: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457852/successful-management-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-biliary-atresia-with-single-ventricle-physiology-from-peri-transplant-through-total-cavopulmonary-connection-a-case-report
#6
Yohei Yamada, Ken Hoshino, Takayuki Oyanagi, Ryohei Gatayama, Jun Maeda, Nobuyuki Katori, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Taizo Hibi, Masahiro Shinoda, Kentaro Matsubara, Hideaki Obara, Ryo Aeba, Yuko Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, Tatsuo Kuroda
Children with single ventricle physiology have complete mixing of the pulmonary and systemic circulations, requiring staged procedures to achieve a separation of these circulations, or Fontan circulation. The single ventricle physiology significantly increases the risk of mortality in children undergoing non-cardiac surgery. As liver transplantation for patients with single ventricle physiology is particularly challenging, only a few reports have been published. We herein report a case of successful LDLTx for an 8-month-old pediatric patient with biliary atresia, heterotaxy, and complex heart disease of single ventricle physiology...
February 19, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457709/hybrid-donor-acceptor-polymer-particles-with-amplified-energy-transfer-for-detection-and-on-demand-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#7
Elizabeth G Graham-Gurysh, Sneha Kelkar, Eleanor McCabe-Lankford, Narayanan Kuthirummal, Theodore Brown, Nancy Kock, Aaron M Mohs, Nicole Levi-Polyachenko
Judicious combination of semiconducting polymers with alternating electron donor (D) and acceptor (A) segments created hybrid nanoparticles with amplified energy transfer and red-shifted emission, while simultaneously providing photothermal capabilities. Hybrid D-A polymer particles (H-DAPPs) passively localized within orthotopic breast tumors, serving as bright fluorescent beacons. Laser stimulation induced heat generation on par with gold nanorods, resulting in selective destruction of the tumor. H-DAPPs can also undergo multiple thermal treatments, with no loss of fluorescence intensity or photothermal potential...
February 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457693/growth-yield-and-selection-of-nosz-clade-ii-types-in-a-continuous-enrichment-culture-of-n-2-o-respiring-bacteria
#8
Monica Conthe, Lea Wittorf, J Gijs Kuenen, Robbert Kleerebezem, Sara Hallin, Mark C M van Loosdrecht
Nitrous oxide (N2 O) reducing microorganisms may be key in the mitigation of N2 O emissions from managed ecosystems. However, there is still no clear understanding of the physiological and bioenergetic implications of microorganisms possessing either of the two N2 O reductase genes (nosZ), clade I and the more recently described clade II type nosZ. It has been suggested that organisms with nosZ clade II have higher growth yields and a lower affinity constant (Ks ) for N2 O. We compared N2 O reducing communities with different nosZI/nosZII ratios selected in chemostat enrichment cultures, inoculated with activated sludge, fed with N2 O as a sole electron acceptor and growth limiting factor, and acetate as electron donor...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457687/substrate-binding-drives-active-site-closing-of-human-blood-group-b-galactosyltransferase-as-revealed-by-hot-spot-labeling-and-nmr-experiments
#9
Thomas Peters, Sophie Weissbach, Friedemann Flügge
Crystallography has shown that human blood group A (GTA) and B (GTB) glycosyltransferases undergo transitions between "open", "semi-closed", and "closed" conformations upon substrate binding. However, the time scales of corresponding conformational reorientations are unknown. Crystal structures show that Trp and Met residues are located at "conformational hot spots" of the enzymes. Therefore, we have utilized 15N-side chain labeling of Trp residues, and 13C-methyl labeling of Met residues to study substrate induced conformational transitions of GTB...
February 19, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457435/-repair-soft-tissue-defect-in-forefoot-with-reversed-lateral-soleus-muscle-flap
#10
Gong-Lin Zhang, Ping Zhen, Ke-Ming Chen, Lai-Xu Zhao, Jun-Lin Yang, Jan-Hua Zhou, Qin-Yi Xue
OBJECTIVE: To summarize clinical application results of repair soft tissue defect in forefoot with a reversed lateral soleus muscle flap on peroneal artery pedicle. METHODS: From January 2005 to January 2013, 8 patients with soft-tissue defect on forefoot were underwent reconstruction with a reversed lateral soleus muscle flap on peroneal artery pedicle. There were 6 males and 2 female, aged from 16 to 48 years with an average of 26.8 years old. The reversed lateral soleus muscle flap was transposed to the forefoot defect area, then immediate coverage of the muscle flaps were performed by a meshed split-thickness free skin graft...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457393/-anatomical-study-on-the-reconstruction-of-the-metacarpal-bone-with-autogenous-iliac-crest-grafting
#11
Dao-Yi Miao, Ling-Zhou Zhang, Hui-Hui Li, Guo-Jing Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the similarity between the iliac crest and the metacarpal bone, so as to provide an anatomical basis for the reconstruction of the metacarpal bone of the hand with the iliac crest grafting. METHODS: There are 16 upper limb specimens and 10 pelvic specimens. The morphological features of the second, third, fourth and 5th metacarpal bones and iliac crest were observed. The following indexes were measured: arc height and length of metacarpal head articular surface, volar-dorsal metacarpal diameter, ulnoradial diamater, arc height and length of iliac crest, and inner and outer diameter...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457376/delivery-of-allogeneic-adipose-stem-cells-in-polyethylene-glycol-fibrin-hydrogels-as-an-adjunct-to-meshed-autografts-after-sharp-debridement-of-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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David M Burmeister, Randolph Stone, Nicole Wrice, Alfred Laborde, Sandra C Becerra, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Robert J Christy
Harvesting of autografts results in donor site morbidities and is limited in scenarios such as large total body surface area burns. In these instances, coverage is increased by meshing grafts at the expense of delayed biologic closure. Moreover, graft meshing increases the likelihood of contraction and hypertrophic scarring, limits range of motion, and worsens cosmesis. Many tissue engineering technologies have touted the promise of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for burn wounds. The primary objective of the current study was to determine feasibility and efficacy of in situ ASC delivery via PEGylated fibrin (FPEG) hydrogels as adjuncts to meshed split thickness skin grafts in a porcine model...
February 18, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457297/the-impact-of-bacteriophages-on-phyllosphere-bacterial-abundance-and-composition
#13
Norma M Morella, Annika L Gomez, Grant Wang, Michelle S Leung, Britt Koskella
Interactions between bacteria and bacteriophage viruses (phages) are known to influence pathogen growth and virulence, microbial diversity, and even biogeochemical cycling. Lytic phages in particular infect and lyse their host cells, and can therefore have significant effects on cell densities as well as competitive dynamics within microbial communities. Despite the known impacts of lytic phages on the ecology and evolution of bacteria in free-living communities, little is known about the role of lytic phages in host-associated microbiomes...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457274/impact-of-the-kidney-allocation-system-on-young-pediatric-recipients
#14
W F Parker, L F Ross, J R Thistlethwaite, A E Gallo
The Kidney Allocation System (KAS) altered pediatric candidate prioritization. We determined KAS' impact on pediatric kidney recipients by examining delayed graft function (DGF) rates from 2010-2016. A propensity score matched pediatric recipients pre- and post-KAS. A semi-parametric decomposition analysis estimated the contributions of KAS-related changes in donor characteristics and dialysis time on DGF rate. The unadjusted odds of DGF was 69% higher post-KAS for young (<10 years at listing) recipients (N = 1,153, p=0...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457269/ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-living-kidney-donors-what-changes-in-ten-years
#15
Serkan Feyyaz Yalin, Sinan Trabulus, Nurhan Seyahi, Mahir Cengiz, Mustafa Erdogan Cicik, Mehmet Riza Altiparmak
In renal transplantation, living donations have more significant benefits compared to cadaveric donations. However, a probable increase in blood pressure following donation should also be kept in mind. In this study, we investigated the long-term changes in blood pressure in living kidney donors using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and we explored the e-GFR and albuminuria/proteinuria measurements at three time points. Twenty-eight living kidney donors and 39 healthy individuals were evaluated and compared at the baseline and later at the 10th year...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457171/exploiting-coordination-geometry-to-selectively-predict-the-%C3%AF-donor-and-%C3%AF-acceptor-abilities-of-ligands-a-back-and-forth-journey-between-electronic-properties-and-spectroscopy
#16
Marco Fusè, Isabella Rimoldi, Giorgio Facchetti, Sergio Rampino, Vincenzo Barone
Through an analysis of eighty tetrahedral and square-planar metal carbonyls of general formula [M(CO)(L')(L)2 ] including newly synthesized chlorocarbonyl rhodium complexes with chelating atropoisomeric diphosphanes, we show how coordination geometry can switch the carbonyl stretching frequency into a selective probe of the σ-donor and π-acceptor abilities of the ligands. We thus provide a framework whereby the σ-donation and π-backdonation constituents of the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model can be quantitatively predicted through spectroscopic data on coordinated CO moieties and vice versa...
February 19, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457164/effect-on-absorption-and-electron-transfer-by-using-cd-ii-or-cu-ii-complexes-with-phenanthroline-as-auxiliary-electron-acceptors-a-in-d-a-%C3%AF-a-motif-sensitizers-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
#17
Chang Xia, Chunxiao Zhu, Xiaomei Zhao, Xu Chen, Tianqi Chen, Ting Wan, Zehua Xu, Gaofeng Wen, Yong Pei, Chaofan Zhong
To broaden the absorption spectrum, improve intramolecular electronic push-pull balance capability, enhance electron transfer and promote the photovoltaic performances of dye sensitizers, four new polymeric metal complex dyes (PBDTT-PhenCd, PBDTT-PhenCu, PPV-PhenCd and PPV-PhenCu) with donor-acceptor-π-bridge-acceptor (D-A-π-A) structure were designed and synthesized. These dyes, for the first time, used the complexes of Cd(ii) or Cu(ii) with phenanthroline as auxiliary electron acceptors (A) instead of organic electron withdrawing groups and adopted thienylbenzo [1,2-b:4,5-b'] dithiophene (BDTT) or hydroquinone (PV) derivatives as electron donors (D) and 8-quinolinol derivatives as π bridge and acceptors (A)...
February 19, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457045/efficacy-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-the-treatment-of-biliary-complications-following-liver-transplant-10-years-of-a-single-centre-experience
#18
Ana Rita Alves, Dário Gomes, Emanuel Furtado, Luís Tomé
Background and Aims: Biliary tract complications following liver transplant remain an important source of morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become a common therapeutic option before other invasive procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate ERCP efficacy in managing this type of complications. Methods: Retrospective study of all patients who underwent therapeutic ERCP due to post-liver transplant biliary complications between September 2005 and September 2015, at a deceased donor liver transplantation centre...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456886/heterogenic-transplantation-of-bone-marrow-derived-rhesus-macaque-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mouse
#19
Xufeng Fu, Bin Jiang, Bingrong Zheng, Yaping Yan, Junfeng Wang, Yanchao Duan, Shanshan Li, Li Yan, Hong Wang, Bingbing Chen, Xiongbo Sang, Weizhi Ji, Ren-He Xu, Wei Si
Liver fibrosis is a disease that causes high morbidity and has become a major health problem. Liver fibrosis can lead to the end stage of liver diseases (livercirrhosisand hepatocellularcarcinoma). Currently, liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease. However, the shortage of organ donors, high cost of medical surgery, immunological rejection and transplantation complications severely hamper liver transplantation therapy. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been regarded as promising cells for clinical applications in stem cell therapy in the treatment of liver diseases due to their unique multipotent differentiation capacity, immunoregulation and paracrine effects...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456867/heterologous-and-endogenous-u6-snrna-promoters-enable-crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-in-aspergillus-niger
#20
Xiaomei Zheng, Ping Zheng, Jibin Sun, Zhang Kun, Yanhe Ma
Background: U6 promoters have been used for single guide RNA (sgRNA) transcription in the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated protein (CRISPR/Cas9) genome editing system. However, no available U6 promoters have been identified in Aspergillus niger, which is an important industrial platform for organic acid and protein production. Two CRISPR/Cas9 systems established in A. niger have recourse to the RNA polymerase II promoter or in vitro transcription for sgRNA synthesis, but these approaches generally increase cloning efforts and genetic manipulation...
2018: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology
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