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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098745/effect-of-freeze-dried-allograft-bone-with-human-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-containing-a-collagen-binding-domain-from-clostridium-histolyticum-collagenase-on-bone-formation-after-lumbar-posterolateral-fusion-surgery-in-rats
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Gen Inoue, Kentaro Uchida, Osamu Matsushita, Hisako Fujimaki, Wataru Saito, Masayuki Miyagi, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Nozomu Nishi, Seiji Ohtori, Mizuki Yogoro, Masashi Takaso
STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of freeze-dried bone allograft (FDBA) with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) fused with the polycystic kidney disease domain (PKD) and the collagen-biding domain (CBD) of Clostridium histolyticum collagenase, for the acceleration of lumbar posterolateral fusion in rats. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Reports indicate bFGF is an effective growth factor with osteogenic potential for promoting bone regeneration, although its efficiency decreases rapidly following its diffusion in body fluid from the host site...
January 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097777/activin-a-in-combination-with-erk1-2-mapk-pathway-inhibition-sustains-propagation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Yuhei Ashida, May Nakajima-Koyama, Akira Hirota, Takuya Yamamoto, Eisuke Nishida
The Activin/Nodal/TGF-β signaling pathway plays a major role in maintaining mouse epiblast stem cells (EpiSCs). The EpiSC-maintaining medium, which contains Activin A and bFGF, induces differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to EpiSCs. Here, we show that Activin A also has an ability to efficiently propagate ESCs without differentiation to EpiSCs when combined with a MEK inhibitor PD0325901. ESCs cultured in Activin+PD retained high-level expression of naive pluripotency-related transcription factors...
January 18, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095884/optimal-fsh-usage-in-revascularization-of-allotransplanted-ovarian-tissue-in-mice
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Wen-Zhi Ma, Xiao-Min Zheng, Chang-Chun Hei, Cheng-Jun Zhao, Sha-Sha Xie, Qing Chang, Yu-Fang Cai, Hua Jia, Xiu-Ying Pei, Yan-Rong Wang
BACKGROUD: Ovarian transplantation is a useful method for preserving the fertility of young women with cancer who undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is use to protect transplanted ovarian tissues from ischemia injury through promoting revascularization after transplantation, but the side effect of high level FSH is ovarian overstimulation leading to substantial follicular loss. In this study, we investigated the optimal usage of FSH on revascularization in the in vitro cultured ovarian tissues before and after transplantation...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093334/in-vitro-antitumor-and-antiangiogenic-effects-of-bothropoidin-a-metalloproteinase-from-bothrops-pauloensis-snake-venom
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Denise de Oliveira Guimarães, Daiana Silva Lopes, Fernanda Van Petten Vasconcelos Azevedo, Sarah Natalie Gimenes, Makswell Almeida Silva, David Collares Achê, Mário Sérgio Rocha Gomes, Lara Vecchi, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Kelly Aparecida Geraldo Yoneyama, Renata Santos Rodrigues, Veridiana de Melo Rodrigues
Breast cancer is a highly malignant carcinoma and remains the second leading cause of mortality among women. The antitumor effects of metalloproteinases and disintegrins from snake venom on various types of cancer cells have been investigated. In this study, we evaluated the antitumor and antiangiogenic effects on MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells and endothelial cells induced by Bothropoidin, a disintegrin-like metalloproteinase isolated from Bothrops pauloensis snake venom. At 24h after treatment at 100μg/mL, Bothropoidin exerted a moderate cytotoxic effect of 30% on MDA-MB-231 versus 10% cytotoxicity against MCF10A (a non-tumorigenic breast cell line), a significant difference that suggests a possible preference by this protein for targets in cancer cells...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079892/hif-2%C3%AE-and-oct4-have-synergistic-effects-on-survival-and-myocardial-repair-of-very-small-embryonic-like-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-infarcted-hearts
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Shaoheng Zhang, Lan Zhao, Jiahong Wang, Nannan Chen, Jian Yan, Xin Pan
Poor cell survival and limited functional benefits have restricted mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) efficacy for treating myocardial infarction (MI), suggesting that a better understanding of stem cell biology is needed. The transcription factor HIF-2α is an essential regulator of the transcriptional response to hypoxia, which can interact with embryonic stem cells (ESCs) transcription factor Oct4 and modulate its signaling. Here, we obtained very small embryonic-like mesenchymal stem cells (vselMSCs) from MI patients, which possessed the very small embryonic-like stem cells' (VSELs) morphology as well as ESCs' pluripotency...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069507/a-highly-versatile-adaptor-protein-for-the-tethering-of-growth-factors-to-gelatin-based-biomaterials
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Cyril Addi, Frédéric Murschel, Benoît Liberelle, Nesrine Riahi, Gregory De Crescenzo
: In the field of tissue engineering, the tethering of growth factors to tissue scaffolds in an oriented manner can enhance their activity and increase their half-life. We chose to investigate the capture of the basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) and the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on a gelatin layer, as a model for the functionalization of collagen-based biomaterials. Our strategy relies on the use of two high affinity interactions, that is, the one between two distinct coil peptides as well as the one occurring between a collagen-binding domain (CBD) and gelatin...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063758/acidic-ph-with-coordinated-reduction-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-maintains-the-glioblastoma-stem-cell-like-phenotype-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Elizabeth M Haley, Samantha G Tilson, Ursula L Triantafillu, Justin W Magrath, Yonghyun Kim
Glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) are a unique subpopulation of cells within glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors that possess the ability to self-renew and differentiate into bulk tumor cells. GSCs are resistant to currently available treatments and are the likely culprit behind tumor relapse in GBM patients. However, GSCs are currently inaccessible to the larger scientific community because obtaining a sufficient number of GSCs remains technically challenging and cost-prohibitive. Thus, the objective of this study was to develop a more efficient GSC culture strategy that results in a higher cell yield of GSCs at a lower cost...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060543/inhibition-of-the-kca3-1-channel-alleviates-established-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-large-animal-model
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Louise Organ, Barbara Bacci, Emmanuel Koumoundouros, Wayne G Kimpton, Chrishan S Samuel, Cameron J Nowell, Peter Bradding, Katy M Roach, Glen Westall, Jade Jaffar, Ken J Snibson
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic progressive disease of increasing prevalence marked by poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Ca2+-activated KCa3.1 potassium channels have been shown to play a key role in the aberrant activation and responses to injury in both epithelial cells and fibroblasts, both considered key drivers in the fibrotic process of IPF. Pharmacological inhibition of IPF-derived fibroblasts is able to somewhat prevent TGF-βand bFGF-dependent profibrotic responses. In the current study, we investigated whether blockade of the KCa3...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052053/5-aminolaevulinic-acid-based-photodynamic-therapy-restrains-pathological-hyperplasia-of-fibroblasts
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Xiaochuan Wang, Ping Cao, Jian Liu, Peng Du, Zhiqiong Wang, Wei Chen, Chang Liu, Yifei Wu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore whether 5-aminolaevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) restrains pathological hyperplasia of fibroblasts from hyperplastic scar tissues, and to investigate the potential mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used MTT assay, flow cytometry, and terminal-deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated nick-end labeling (TUNEL) to examine the effects of ALA-PDT on proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis of fibroblasts isolated from hyperplastic scar tissues. The growth-promoting effect of fibroblasts on vascular endothelial cells was measured by cell co-culture...
January 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051268/immunoregulatory-effect-of-neuronal-like-cells-in-inducting-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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J Xu, H Lu, Z-N Miao, W-J Wu, Y -Z Jiang, F Ge, W-F Fang, A-H Zhu, G Chen, J-H Zhou, Y-Z Lu, Z-F Tang, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immune activity of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), and explore the biological characteristics and capabilities of BMSCs and the potential to be differentiated into neuronal cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The BMSCs were isolated and proliferated in vitro to generate the xenogeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction. Moreover, peripheral BMSCs (pBMSCs) were added according to different ratios, which methods were stated as follows: 1: Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 1 μmol/L all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) + 20 μg/L basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) + 20 μg/L epidermal growth factor (EGF); 2: DMEM + 2% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) + 100 μmol/L butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045831/conservative-treatment-of-large-aplasia-cutis-congenita-of-the-scalp-with-bone-defect-with-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-application
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Doruk Orgun, Masatoshi Horiguchi, Ayato Hayashi, Kazuaki Shimoji, Hajime Arai, Hiroshi Mizuno
The object of this report is to share our experience of conservative management of giant aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) of the scalp with the topical application of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Complete epithelialization of the 9 × 8 cm sized defect was achieved in 33 weeks. Careful conservative management could eliminate the requirement of surgery for giant ACC defects of the scalp with bone defects and should be tried if surgery is thought to be risky or has consecutive morbidity. Topical bFGF application seems to accelerate healing, also providing a better epithelium for later reconstructive treatments and its usage could be standardized in the future...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042316/localized-delivery-of-shrna-against-phd2-protects-the-heart-from-acute-myocardial-infarction-through-ultrasound-targeted-cationic-microbubble-destruction
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Li Zhang, Zhenxing Sun, Pingping Ren, Manjie You, Jing Zhang, Lingyun Fang, Jing Wang, Yihan Chen, Fei Yan, Hairong Zheng, Mingxing Xie
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) plays a critical protective role in ischemic heart disease. Under normoxic conditions, HIF-1α was degraded by oxygen-dependent prolyl hydroxylase-2 (PHD2). Gene therapy has become a promising strategy to inhibit the degradation of HIF-1α and to improve cardiac function after ischemic injury. However, conventional gene delivery systems are difficult to achieve a targeted and localized gene delivery into the ischemic myocardia. Here, we report the localized myocardial delivery of shRNA against PHD2 through ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) for protection the heart from acute myocardial infarction...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025991/early-cellular-responses-of-bmscs-genetically-modified-with-bfgf-bmp2-co-cultured-with-ligament-fibroblasts-in-a-three-dimensional-model-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Bin Li, Ramesh Kumar Jha, Yong-Jian Qi, Qu-Bo Ni, Hui Wang, Biao Chen, Liao-Bin Chen
Currently, a number of strategies including the implantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and growth factors have been developed to regenerate the tendon-to-bone interface after performing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. However, the mechanisms behind the interactions of the implanted BMSCs and tendon cells remain to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early cellular responses of BMSCs genetically modified with basic growth factor growth factor (bFGF)/bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP2) and ligament fibroblasts in a three-dimensional co-culture model...
November 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012407/sequential-delivery-of-chlorhexidine-acetate-and-bfgf-from-plga-glycol-chitosan-core-shell-microspheres
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Ming-Mao Chen, Huan Cao, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Yan Liu, Fei-Fei Song, Jing-Di Chen, Qi-Qing Zhang, Wen-Zhi Yang
Wound treatment should meet the challenge both of preventing infection and promoting wound healing. To design a sequential delivery system for wound healing, PLGA-glycol chitosan (GC) core-shell microspheres containing chlorhexidine acetate (CHA) at the GC shell and bFGF in the core of PLGA microspheres were fabricated using emulsion-solvent evaporation method. SEM showed that the microspheres were all spherical in shape with a smooth surface. The average size of PLGA-GC microspheres increased due to the GC coating on the surface...
May 17, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007548/enhanced-neuroprotection-with-decellularized-brain-extracellular-matrix-containing-bfgf-after-intracerebral-transplantation-in-parkinson-s-disease-rat-model
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Qian Lin, Ho Lun Wong, Fu-Rong Tian, Ya-Dong Huang, Jie Xu, Jing-Jing Yang, Pian-Pian Chen, Zi-Liang Fan, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Extracellular matrix-based biomaterials have many advantages over synthetic polymer materials for regenerative medicine applications. In central nervous system (CNS), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is widely studied as a potential agent for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the poor stability of bFGF hampered its clinical use. In this study, CNS-derived biologic scaffold containing bFGF was used to enhance and extend the neuroprotective effect of bFGF on PD targeted therapy. Decellularized brain extracellular matrix (dcBECM) was prepared by chemical extraction...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005222/effects-of-nerve-growth-factor-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-promote-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-to-neural-differentiation
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Jinlong Zhang, Min Lian, Peipei Cao, Guofeng Bao, Guanhua Xu, Yuyu Sun, Lingling Wang, Jiajia Chen, Yi Wang, Guijuan Feng, Zhiming Cui
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) were the most widely used seed cells in the field of neural regeneration and bone tissue engineering, due to their easily isolation, lack of ethical controversy, low immunogenicity and low rates of transplantation rejection. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) on neural differentiation of DPSCs in vitro. DPSCs were cultured in neural differentiation medium containing NGF and bFGF alone or combination for 7 days...
December 22, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998871/-expressions-of-cyclooxygenase-2-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-their-association-with-radiotherapy-sensitivity
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Jian-Fu Zhao, Meng Xu, Wen-Hui Chen, Feng-Zhi Zhao, Yi-Ming Wang, Cheng-Hai Zhuang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and evaluate their value in predicting the radiotherapy sensitivity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: The expressions of COX-2 and bFGF were detected immunohistochemically in biopsy samples of NPC, and their relationship with the radiotherapy sensitivity of the tumors were analyzed. RESULTS: In 97 NPC cases, the positivity rates of COX-2 and bFGF were 71...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996082/activin-smad-signaling-is-required-for-maintenance-of-porcine-ips-cell-self-renewal-through-upregulation-of-nanog-and-oct4-expression
#18
Fan Yang, Ning Wang, Yaxian Wang, Tong Yu, Huayan Wang
Porcine induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) retain the enormous potential for farm animal reproduction and translational medicine, and have been reported by many laboratories worldwide. Some piPSC lines were bFGF-dependence and showed mouse EpiSC-like morphology; other lines were LIF-dependence and showed mouse ESC-like morphology. Metastable state of piPSC line that required both LIF and bFGF was also reported. Because bona fide pig embryonic stem cells were not available, uncovering piPSC state-specific regulatory circuitries was the most important task...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992325/neurogenesis-enhances-response-specificity-to-spatial-pattern-stimulation-in-hippocampal-cultures
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Yukimi Tanaka, Takuya Isomura, Kenta Shimba, Kiyoshi Kotani, Yasuhiko Jimbo
OBJECTIVE: Adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus facilitates cognitive functions such as pattern separation in mammals. However, it remains unclear how newborn neurons mediate changes in neural networks to enhance pattern separation ability. Here, we developed an in vitro model of adult neurogenesis using rat hippocampal cultures in order to investigate whether newborn neurons can be directly incorporated into neural networks related to pattern separation to produce functional improvements...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987378/in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-derived-from-human-olfactory-bulb-into-dopaminergic-like-neurons
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Rafieh Alizadeh, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Mansoureh Soleimani, Fatemeh Moradi, Shahram Mohammadpour, Jahangir Ghorbani, Ali Safavi, Maryam Sarbishegi, Vahid Pirhajati Mahabadi, Leila Alizadeh, Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem
Obtaining new accessible source of neuronal stem cells that can be used in Parkinson's disease cell transplant is the aim of this research. The human olfactory bulb contains neural stem cells (NSCs) that are responsible for the neurogenesis in the brain and the replacement of damaged cellular components throughout life. NSCs are capable of differentiating into neuronal and glial cells. We isolated NSCs from brain-death donor's olfactory bub and differentiate them to dopaminergic neurons. The obtained olfactory bulb tissues were cultured in DMEM12, B27 supplemented with bFGF, EGF, and LIF...
December 17, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
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