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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819701/suppressive-effects-of-tsahc-in-an-experimental-mouse-model-and-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Min-Gyu Jeon, Yun-Hong Cheon, Hye-Song Lim, Sang Mi Yi, Young Sun Suh, Hyun-Ok Kim, Young-Sool Hah, Ki-Hun Park, Hae Sook Noh, Sang-Il Lee
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of TSAHC [4'-(p-toluenesulfonylamido)-4-hydroxychalcone] in K/BxN serum transfer arthritis model and fibroblast-like synoviocytes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA-FLS). In in vivo experiments, TSAHC attenuated the incidence and severity of arthritis in comparison with the vehicle group. Histological findings showed that TSAHC decreased the inflammation, bone erosion, cartilage damage, and osteoclasts activity in the ankle. Furthermore, we confirmed by biochemical analysis that the observations were associated with the decreased expression of proinflammatory cytokines, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and RANKL in serum and ankle...
August 17, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816285/-expression-of-cxcl16-cxcr6-in-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-role-in-synoviocyte-proliferation
#2
X Zhang, J X Zhao, L Sun, X Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: It has been found that serum CXCL16 concentration in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are significantly higher than those in osteoarthritis (OA) and normal subjects, and are positively correlated with disease activity and bone erosion. However, how is CXCL16 involved in the pathogenesis of RA is unclear. To evaluate the expression of CXCL16 and its receptor CXCR6 in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and to explore the role of CXCL16 in the proliferation of RA-FLS...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812196/convergent-validation-and-transfer-of-learning-studies-of-a-virtual-reality-based-pattern-cutting-simulator
#3
Arun Nemani, Woojin Ahn, Clairice Cooper, Steven Schwaitzberg, Suvranu De
INTRODUCTION: Research has clearly shown the benefits of surgical simulators to train laparoscopic motor skills required for positive patient outcomes. We have developed the Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer (VBLaST) that simulates tasks from the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) curriculum. This study aims to show convergent validity of the VBLaST pattern cutting module via the CUSUM method to quantify learning curves along with motor skill transfer from simulation environments to ex vivo tissue samples...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807995/regulation-of-the-cell-cycle-and-inflammatory-arthritis-by-the-transcription-cofactor-lbh-gene
#4
Shinji Matsuda, Deepa Hammaker, Katharyn Topolewski, Karoline J Briegel, David L Boyle, Steven Dowdy, Wei Wang, Gary S Firestein
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) display unique aggressive behavior, invading the articular cartilage and promoting inflammation. Using an integrative analysis of RA risk alleles, the transcriptome and methylome in RA FLS, we recently identified the limb bud and heart development (LBH) gene as a key dysregulated gene in RA and other autoimmune diseases. Although some evidence suggests that LBH could modulate the cell cycle, the precise mechanism is unknown and its impact on inflammation in vivo has not been defined...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775366/microrna-143-and-145-modulate-the-phenotype-of-synovial-fibroblasts-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Bong-Ki Hong, Sungyong You, Seung-Ah Yoo, Dohyun Park, Daehee Hwang, Chul-Soo Cho, Wan-Uk Kim
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) constitute a major cell subset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovia. Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been implicated in activation and proliferation of RA-FLSs. However, the functional association of various miRNAs with their targets that are characteristic of the RA-FLS phenotype has not been globally elucidated. In this study, we performed microarray analyses of miRNAs and mRNAs in RA-FLSs and osteoarthritis FLSs (OA-FLSs), simultaneously, to validate how dysregulated miRNAs may be associated with the RA-FLS phenotype...
August 4, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769974/flavonoid-accumulation-plays-an-important-role-in-the-rust-resistance-of-malus-plant-leaves
#6
Yanfen Lu, Qi Chen, Yufen Bu, Rui Luo, Suxiao Hao, Jie Zhang, Ji Tian, Yuncong Yao
Cedar-apple rust (Gymnosporangium yamadai Miyabe) is a fungal disease that causes substantial injury to apple trees and results in fruit with reduced size and quality and a lower commercial value. The molecular mechanisms underlying the primary and secondary metabolic effects of rust spots on the leaves of Malus apple cultivars are poorly understood. Using HPLC, we found that the contents of flavonoid compounds, especially anthocyanin and catechin, were significantly increased in rust-infected symptomatic tissue (RIT)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765647/fgf2-cooperates-with-il-17-to-promote-autoimmune-inflammation
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Xinrui Shao, Siyuan Chen, Daping Yang, Mengtao Cao, Yikun Yao, Zhengxi Wu, Ningli Li, Nan Shen, Xiaoxia Li, Xinyang Song, Youcun Qian
IL-17 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine implicated a variety of autoimmune diseases. We have recently reported that FGF2 cooperates with IL-17 to protect intestinal epithelium during dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis. Here, we report a pathogenic role of the FGF2-IL-17 cooperation in the pathogenesis of autoimmune arthritis. Combined treatment with FGF2 and IL-17 synergistically induced ERK activation as well as the production of cytokines and chemokines in human synovial intimal resident fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756968/fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-not-only-for-senior-residents
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Darren R Cullinan, Matthew R Schill, Angelia DeClue, Arghavan Salles, Paul E Wise, Michael M Awad
OBJECTIVE: Fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) was developed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required for basic laparoscopic surgery. We hypothesize that residents are doing more laparoscopic surgery earlier in residency, and therefore would benefit from an earlier assessment of basic laparoscopic skills. Here, we examine FLS test results and ACGME case logs to determine whether it is practical to administer FLS earlier in residency...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748385/effect-of-implementation-of-guidelines-on-assessment-and-diagnosis-of-vertebral-fractures-in-patients-older-than-50%C3%A2-years-with-a-recent-non-vertebral-fracture
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R Y van der Velde, S P G Bours, C E Wyers, W F Lems, P P M M Geusens, J P W van den Bergh
We evaluated the impact of a new Dutch guideline on systematic implementation of densitometric Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) in patients with a recent non-vertebral fracture. Systematic implementation resulted in a significant increase of VFA, diagnosis of vertebral fractures (VFs), and percentage of patients eligible for treatment. INTRODUCTION: VFs are underdiagnosed although they are important predictors of fracture risk, independent of age and bone mineral density (BMD). The Dutch guideline on osteoporosis and fracture prevention recommends VFA in all patients aged >50 years with a recent non-VF...
July 26, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747638/puma-gene-delivery-to-synoviocytes-reduces-inflammation-and-degeneration-of-arthritic-joints
#10
Saw-See Hong, Hubert Marotte, Guillaume Courbon, Gary S Firestein, Pierre Boulanger, Pierre Miossec
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) is the cause of chronic inflammation in joints and of joint damage. Delivery of the pro-apoptotic gene PUMA to FLS via human adenovirus type 5 (HAdV5) vectors has been tested as a therapeutic approach, but efficiency is hampered by low transduction, as FLS do not express HAdV5 receptors on the cell surface. Here we show that efficient transduction of PUMA in FLS can be achieved by conjugating HAdV5 to a baculovirus, which binds to the cell surface via the envelope glycoprotein Gp64...
July 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743324/atomic-force-microscopy-study-of-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-triptolide-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
#11
Zhanhui Su, Han Sun, Man Ao, Chunying Zhao
High-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used for the in situ evaluation of the anti-inflammatory effects of triptolide on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) to understand the anti-RA effects of triptolide, based on the morphological and biophysical changes observed in RA-FLS. RA-FLS have been reported to play a primary role in inflammatory bone destruction during the development of RA and thus are regarded as an important target for RA treatment. Triptolide pretreatment significantly inhibited tumor necrosis factor-α-induced expression of the interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 genes in MH7A cells...
July 26, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738524/elevated-microrna-125b-promotes-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Bo Zhang, Li-Song Wang, Yu-Hu Zhou
microRNA-125b (miR-125b) has been reported to be increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of miR-125b in RA remains to be fully elucidated. We aimed to explore the functional role of miR-125b in RA, as well as the underlying mechanism. The expression of miR-125b in serum and synovial tissues of patients with RA and healthy controls was confirmed. In addition, the levels of miR-125b in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) were also measured. FLS were transfected with miR-125b mimic, antisense oligonucleotides (ASO)-miR-125b, pcDNA-inhibitor of NF-κB (IκB)-α or corresponding controls, and then stimulated with LPS or incubated with nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) inhibitors pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC)...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736247/interleukin-1%C3%AE-affects-the-phospholipid-biosynthesis-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-from-human-osteoarthritic-knee-joints
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K D Sluzalska, G Liebisch, G Lochnit, B Ishaque, H Hackstein, G Schmitz, M Rickert, J Steinmeyer
OBJECTIVE: Phospholipids (PLs), together with hyaluronan and lubricin, are involved in boundary lubrication within human articular joints. Levels of lubricants in synovial fluid (SF) have been found to be associated with the health status of the joint. However, the biosynthesis and release of PLs within human joints remains poorly understood. This study contributes to our understanding of the effects of cytokines on the biosynthesis of PLs using cultured fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from human osteoarthritic knee joints...
July 20, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734971/robotic-assistance-confers-ambidexterity-to-laparoscopic-surgeons
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Souzana Choussein, Serene S Srouji, Leslie V Farland, Ashley Wietsma, Stacey A Missmer, Michael Hollis, Richard N Yu, Charles N Pozner, Antonio R Gargiulo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a robotic surgical platform can complement the fine motor skills of the non-dominant hand, compensating for the innate difference in dexterity between the surgeon's hands, thereby conferring virtual ambidexterity. DESIGN: Crossover intervention study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Level II-1 evidence. SETTING: Centers for medical simulation of two tertiary care hospitals of Harvard Medical School...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733731/novel-laparoscopic-training-system-with-continuously-perfused-ex-vivo-porcine-liver-for-hepatobiliary-surgery
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Wenyan Liu, Xinglong Zheng, Rongqian Wu, Yinbin Jin, Shu Kong, Jianpeng Li, Jianwen Lu, Huan Yang, Xianghua Xu, Yi Lv, Xiaogang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a novel laparoscopic training system with a continuously perfused ex-vivo porcine liver for hepatobiliary surgery. BACKGROUND: Existing models for laparoscopic training, such as box trainers and virtual reality simulators, often fail to provide holistic training and real haptic feedback. We have formulated a new training system that addresses these problems. METHODS: Real-Liver Laptrainer consists of a porcine liver, customized mannequin, ex-vivo machine perfusion system, and monitoring software...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733141/gastrin-releasing-peptide-and-its-receptor-increase-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-invasiveness-through-activating-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
#16
Vanessa Schuck Clarimundo, Mirian Farinon, Renata Ternus Pedó, Vivian Oliveira Nunes Teixeira, Carolina Nör, Percio S Gulko, Ricardo Machado Xavier, Patricia Gnieslaw de Oliveira
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that leads to joint destruction. The fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) has a central role on the disease pathophysiology. The present study aimed to examine the role of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and its receptor (GRPR) on invasive behavior of mice fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), as well as to evaluate GRP-induced signaling on PI3K/AKT pathway. The expression of GRPR in FLS was investigated by immunocytochemistry, western blot (WB) and qRT-PCR. The proliferation and invasion were assessed by SRB and matrigel-transwell assay after treatment with GRP and/or RC-3095 (GRPR antagonist), and/or Ly294002 (inhibitor of PI3K/AKT pathway)...
July 18, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721682/lncrna-zfas1-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-by-suppression-of-mir-27a-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Yang Ye, Xiaomei Gao, Nanping Yang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic and chronic inflammatory disease. Synoviocyte migration and invasion were found to be essential to the pathology of RA. Upregulation of long noncoding RNA ZFAS1 has been observed in cancers and promotes cell migration and invasion. To date, the functions and mechanisms of ZFAS1 in RA have not been revealed. In this study, we analyzed expression pattern of ZFAS1 in RA patients and found that ZFAS1 expression was increased in synovial tissue and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from RA patients (RA-FLS) compared with that in healthy donors...
July 18, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720952/anthocyanins-enriched-purple-tea-exhibits-antioxidant-immunostimulatory-and-anticancer-activities
#18
Robin Joshi, Ajay Rana, Vinay Kumar, Dharmesh Kumar, Yogendra S Padwad, Sudesh Kumar Yadav, Ashu Gulati
Purple coloured tea shoot clones have gained interest due to high content of anthocyanins in addition to catechins. Transcript expression of genes encoding anthocyanidin reductase (ANR), dihydroflavonol-4-reductase (DFR), anthocyanidin synthase (ANS), flavonol synthase (FLS) and leucoantho cyanidin reductase (LAR) enzymes in three new purple shoot tea clones compared with normal tea clone showed higher expression of CsDFR, CsANR, CsANS and lower expression of CsFLS and CsLAR in purple shoot clones compared to normal clone...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717402/fracture-liaison-services-do-they-reduce-fracture-rates
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Irma J A de Bruin, Caroline E Wyers, Joop P W van den Bergh, Piet P M M Geusens
The fracture liaison service (FLS) care is considered the most appropriate organizational approach for secondary fracture prevention. We performed a literature search to evaluate to what extent the introduction of a FLS reduced subsequent fracture rates. We identified five studies that compared subsequent fracture rates. These studies varied in study design, proportion of women, baseline and subsequent fracture type [vertebral fracture (VF), non-VF (NVF) or hip fractures], duration of follow-up, response rates of attending the FLS, as well as variables included in adjusted analyses (age, sex, baseline fracture, time dependency)...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716465/fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-mechanosensitivity-to-fluid-shear-is-modulated-by-interleukin-1%C3%AE
#20
Eben G Estell, Lance A Murphy, Amy M Silverstein, Andrea R Tan, Roshan P Shah, Gerard A Ateshian, Clark T Hung
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) reside in the synovial membrane of diarthrodial joints and are exposed to a dynamic fluid environment that presents both physical and chemical stimuli. The ability of FLS to sense and respond to these stimuli plays a key role in their normal function, and is implicated in the alterations to function that occur in osteoarthritis (OA). The present work characterizes the response of FLS to fluid flow-induced shear stress via real-time calcium imaging, and tests the hypothesis that this response is modulated by interleukin-1α (IL-1α), a cytokine elevated in OA...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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