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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292466/generation-of-trophoblast-like-cells-from-the-amnion-in%C3%A2-vitro-a-novel-cellular-model-for-trophoblast-development
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Yanxing Wei, Xiaohua Zhou, Wenhao Huang, Ping Long, Lu Xiao, Tian Zhang, Mei Zhong, Guangjin Pan, Yanlin Ma, Yanhong Yu
Despite the high incidence of trophoblast-related diseases, the molecular mechanism of inadequate early trophoblast development is still unclear due to the lack of an appropriate cellular model in vitro. In the present study, we reprogrammed the amniotic cells to be induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) via a non-virus and non-integrated method and subsequently differentiated them into trophoblast-like cells by a modified BMP4 strategy in E6 medium. Compared with the previously studied trophoblast-like cells from ESCs, the iPSCs derived trophoblast-like cells behave similarly in terms of gene expression profiles and biofunctions...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265741/the-pleiotropic-vegetative-and-sexual-development-phenotypes-of-neurospora-crassa-arise-from-double-mutants-of-the-calcium-signaling-genes-plc-1-spla2-and-cpe-1
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Ananya Barman, Ranjan Tamuli
We investigated phenotypes of the double mutants of the calcium (Ca(2+)) signaling genes plc-1, splA2, and cpe-1 encoding for a phospholipase C1 (PLC-1), a secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2), and a Ca(2+)/H(+) exchanger (CPE-1), respectively, to understand the cell functions regulated by their genetic interactions. Mutants lacking plc-1 and either splA2 or cpe-1 exhibited numerous defects including reduced colonial growth, stunted aerial hyphae, premature conidiation on plates with delayed germination, inappropriate conidiation in submerged culture, and lesser mycelial pigmentation...
March 6, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257831/silencing-of-galectin-1-inhibits-retinal-neovascularization-and-ameliorates-retinal-hypoxia-in-a-murine-model-of-oxygen-induced-ischemic-retinopathy
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Ning Yang, Wenxi Zhang, Tao He, Yiqiao Xing
Aberrant neovascularization is a consequence of inappropriate angiogenic signaling and contributes to several diseases. Although many regulators of pathogenic angiogenesis have been identified, the understanding of this process remains incomplete. Galectin-1 (Gal-1), as a homodimeric protein with a single carbohydrate-recognition domain, is implicated in several pathologic processes, including angiogenesis; however, its involvement in retinal neovascularization (RNV) remains unknown. Here, we investigated the anti-angiogenic effect of silencing Gal-1 through intravitreal injection in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR)...
February 28, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251313/the-role-of-macrophages-in-hypertension-and-its-complications
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REVIEW
A Justin Rucker, Steven D Crowley
Circulating monocytes and tissue macrophages play complex roles in the pathogenesis of hypertension, a highly prevalent disease associated with catastrophic cardiovascular morbidity. In the vasculature and kidney, macrophage-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammatory cytokines induce endothelial and epithelial dysfunction, respectively, resulting in vascular oxidative stress and impairment of sodium excretion. By contrast, VEGF-C-expressing macrophages in the skin can facilitate the removal of excess interstitial stores of sodium by stimulating lymphangiogenesis...
March 1, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225711/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-therapy-in-soft-tissue-infection
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Matthew Dryden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The global burden of disease in skin and soft tissue lesions is enormous. Many chronic, poorly healing lesions get treated with antibiotics despite the lack of evidence for long-term antibiotics. There is a global antibiotic resistance crisis driven largely by inappropriate use of large volumes of antibiotics. One solution is to reduce the selection pressure on bacteria by reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. There are few novel antimicrobials...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117726/detection-of-reactive-oxygen-and-nitrogen-species-by-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-epr-technique
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REVIEW
Sibel Suzen, Hande Gurer-Orhan, Luciano Saso
During the last decade there has been growing interest in physical-chemical oxidation processes and the behavior of free radicals in living systems. Radicals are known as intermediate species in a variety of biochemical reactions. Numerous techniques, assays and biomarkers have been used to measure reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS), and to examine oxidative stress. However, many of these assays are not entirely satisfactory or are used inappropriately. The purpose of this chapter is to review current EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) spectroscopy methods for measuring ROS, RNS, and their secondary products, and to discuss the strengths and limitations of specific methodological approaches...
January 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092270/multimodal-individualized-concept-of-hemodynamic-monitoring
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Zsolt Molnar, Zsolt Szabo, Marton Nemeth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the pathophysiological rationale of advanced hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill and also to highlight the importance of a multimodal, individualized approach. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several clinical studies and animal experiments evaluating, which hemodynamic endpoint should be the best target during fluid management. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses also investigated the effects of advanced hemodynamic endpoints targeted hemodynamic management on outcome mainly in high-risk surgical patients...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033257/incidental-left-main-bronchus-obstruction-during-left-sided-double-lumen-tube-intubation-of-a-patient-with-an-unrecognized-tracheal-bronchus-a-case-report
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Ho Bum Cho, Hyoung June Kim, Hyung Youn Gong, Mun Gyu Kim, Sang Ho Kim
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal bronchus is a right-sided anomalous bronchus arising from the trachea above the main carina and occurs in 0.1% to 2% of the general population. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of left main bronchus obstruction during a left-sided double-lumen tube intubation in a patient with an unrecognized tracheal bronchus. After the intubation, to confirm the position of the tube, we observed what we believed was the carina with a fiberoptic bronchoscope, but it was a site between the tracheal bronchus and the right main bronchus...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013001/mitochondrial-functions-of-thp-1-monocytes-following-the-exposure-to-selected-natural-compounds
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Nadin Schultze, Heike Wanka, Paula Zwicker, Ulrike Lindequist, Beate Haertel
The immune system is an important target of various xenobiotics, which may lead to severe adverse effects including immunosuppression or inappropriate immunostimulation. Mitochondrial toxicity is one possibility by which xenobiotics exert their toxic effects in cells or organs. In this study, we investigated the impact of three natural compounds, cyclosporine A (CsA), deoxynivalenol (DON) and cannabidiol (CBD) on mitochondrial functions in the THP-1 monocytic cell line. The cells were exposed for 24h to two different concentrations (IC10 and IC50 determined by MTT) of each compound...
December 21, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993669/contrasting-effects-of-glutamine-deprivation-on-apoptosis-induced-by-conventionally-used-anticancer-drugs
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Kadri Valter, Lian Chen, Björn Kruspig, Polina Maximchik, Hengmin Cui, Boris Zhivotovsky, Vladimir Gogvadze
Tumor cells dependence on glutamine offers a rationale for their elimination via targeting of glutamine metabolism. The aim of this work was to investigate how glutamine deprivation affects the cellular response to conventionally used anticancer drugs. To answer this question, neuroblastoma cells were pre-incubated in a glutamine-free medium and treated with cisplatin or etoposide. Obtained results revealed that glutamine withdrawal affected cellular response to therapeutic drugs in a different manner. Glutamine deprivation suppressed etoposide-induced, but markedly stimulated cisplatin-induced apoptosis...
December 18, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939958/the-impact-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-on-peri-implant-disease-what-mechanisms-are-involved-in-this-novel-treatment
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REVIEW
Lívia Jacovassi Tavares, Ana Claudia Pavarina, Carlos Eduardo Vergani, Erica Dorigatti de Avila
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have dental implants, and this number is growing by 500,000 each year. Proportionally, the number of biological complications is also increasing. Among them, peri-implant disease is considered the most common cause of implant loss after osseointegration. In this context, microorganisms residing on the surfaces of implants and their prosthetic components are considered to be the primary etiologic factor for peri-implantitis. Some research groups have proposed combining surgical and non-surgical therapies with systemic antibiotics...
December 6, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931091/evaluation-of-altered-drug-pharmacokinetics-in-critically-ill-adults-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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REVIEW
Michael A Ha, Adam C Sieg
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-support modality used in patients with refractory cardiac and/or respiratory failure. A significant resurgence in the use ECMO has been seen in recent years as a result of substantial improvements in technology and survival benefit. With expanding ECMO use, a better understanding of how ECMO affects drug pharmacokinetics (PK) is necessary. The vast majority of PK studies in patients receiving ECMO have been conducted within neonatal or pediatric populations or within a controlled environment (e...
December 8, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863827/-assessment-of-physicians-and-nurses-knowledge-and-practices-of-aerosol-therapy
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N Eychenne, A Jaouadi, D Macquart de Terline, A Fratta, S Laribe-Caget, O Steichen, C Fernandez, M Antignac
INTRODUCTION: Aerosol therapy is an efficient, but complex procedure. National and international practice guidelines are regularly updated. However, only a few studies have assessed the application of guidelines by users. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and practices of physicians and nurses regarding these guidelines. METHODS: Two self-administered questionnaires were designed by a working team and presented to physicians and nurses of four university hospitals in Paris...
November 15, 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851839/diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-contemporary-era-a-review
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Bradley A Maron, Nazzareno Galiè
Importance: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by severe remodeling of the distal pulmonary arteries, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and right ventricular dysfunction that promotes heart failure. Once regarded as largely untreatable, evidence-based decision making now guides clinical management of PAH and improves outcomes. However, misconceptions regarding the approach to PAH in the modern era are common and associated with substandard clinical care. Observations: The clinical profile of PAH has changed substantially since its original description...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847821/djulis-chenopodium-formosanum-koidz-water-extract-and-its-bioactive-components-ameliorate-dermal-damage-in-uvb-irradiated-skin-models
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Yong-Han Hong, Ya-Ling Huang, Yao-Cheng Liu, Pi-Jen Tsai
Dermal photoaging is a condition of skin suffering inappropriate ultraviolet (UV) exposure and exerts inflammation, tissue alterations, redness, swelling, and uncomfortable feelings. Djulis (Chenopodium formosanum Koidz.) is a cereal food and its antioxidant and pigment constituents may provide skin protection from photoaging, but it still lacks proved experiments. In this study, protective effects of djulis extract (CFE) on UVB-irradiated skin were explored. The results showed that HaCaT cells with 150 μg/mL CFE treatment had higher survival and less production of interleukin- (IL-) 6, matrix metalloprotease- (MMP-) 1, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in UVB-irradiated conditions...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796477/neutrophils-from-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-exhibit-an-increased-capacity-to-release-extracellular-traps-nets
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Enrique Podaza, Florencia Sabbione, Denise Risnik, Mercedes Borge, María B Almejún, Ana Colado, Horacio Fernández-Grecco, María Cabrejo, Raimundo F Bezares, Analía Trevani, Romina Gamberale, Mirta Giordano
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by immune defects that contribute to a high rate of infections and autoimmune cytopenias. Neutrophils are the first line of innate immunity and respond to pathogens through multiple mechanisms, including the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). These web-like structures composed of DNA, histones, and granular proteins are also produced under sterile conditions and play important roles in thrombosis and autoimmune disorders. Here we show that neutrophils from CLL patients are more prone to release NETs compared to those from age-matched healthy donors (HD)...
October 28, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723012/poorly-designed-research-does-not-help-clarify-the-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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EDITORIAL
Mesut Mutluoglu, Gunalp Uzun, Michael Bennett, Peter Germonpré, David Smart, Daniel Mathieu
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are one of the most common indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). The role of HBOT in DFUs is often debated. Recent evidence based guidelines, while recommending its use, urge further studies to identify the patient subgroups most likely to benefit from HBOT. A recent study in Diabetes Care aimed to assess the efficacy of HBOT in reducing the need for major amputation and improving wound healing in patients with chronic DFUs. In this study, patients with Wagner grade 2-4 diabetic foot lesions were randomly assigned to have HBOT (30 sessions/90 min/244 kPa) or sham treatment (30 sessions/90 min/air/125 kPa)...
September 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576283/-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Elisa Estenssoro, Arnaldo Dubin
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute respiratory failure produced by an inflammatory edema secondary to increased lung capillary permeability. This causes alveolar flooding and subsequently deep hypoxemia, with intrapulmonary shunt as its most important underlying mechanism. Characteristically, this alteration is unresponsive to high FIO2 and only reverses with end-expiratory positive pressure (PEEP). Pulmonary infiltrates on CXR and CT are the hallmark, together with decreased lung compliance...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571187/profiling-carbonylated-proteins-in-heart-and-skeletal-muscle-mitochondria-from-trained-and-untrained-mice
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Andrea Carpentieri, Tania Gamberi, Alessandra Modesti, Angela Amoresano, Barbara Colombini, Marta Nocella, Maria Angela Bagni, Tania Fiaschi, Lorenzo Barolo, Massimo Gulisano, Francesca Magherini
Understanding the relationship between physical exercise, reactive oxygen species, and skeletal muscle modification is important in order to better identify the benefits or the damages that appropriate or inappropriate exercise can induce. Heart and skeletal muscles have a high density of mitochondria with robust energetic demands, and mitochondria plasticity has an important role in both the cardiovascular system and skeletal muscle responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of regular physical activity on the oxidation profiles of mitochondrial proteins from heart and tibialis anterior muscles...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565684/the-role-of-barrier-function-autophagy-and-cytokines-in-maintaining-intestinal-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Dana Elshaer, Jakob Begun
Intestinal homeostasis is maintained through the interplay of the intestinal mucosa, local and systemic immune factors, and the microbial content of the gut. The cellular processes of autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum stress, the unfolded protein response and regulation of reactive oxygen species production are required to maintain a balance between pro-inflammatory responses against potential pathogens and a tolerogenic response towards commensal bacteria. Intestinally active cytokines regulate innate immune pathways and cellular pathways within the gut mucosa...
August 24, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
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