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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630394/moringa-oleifera-based-diet-protects-against-nickel-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Stephen Adeyemi Oluyomi, Sokolayemji Aroge Cincin, Adewumi Akanji Musbau
Multiple health-promoting effects have been attributed to the consumption of Moringa oleifera leaves, as part of diet without adequate scientific credence. This study evaluated the effect of M. oleifera-based diets on nickel (Ni) - induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Male rats assigned into six groups were given oral administration of 20 mg/kg body weight nickel sulfate in normal saline and either fed normal diet or M. oleifera-based diets for 21 days. All animals were sacrificed under anesthesia 24 hours after the last treatment...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630081/calcium-sensing-receptor-genotype-and-response-to-cinacalcet-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Sharon M Moe, Leah Wetherill, Brian Scott Decker, Dongbing Lai, Safa Abdalla, Jin Long, Matteo Vatta, Tatiana M Foroud, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) alter the response to the calcimimetic cinacalcet. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We analyzed DNA samples in the Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCl Therapy to Lower Cardiovascular Events (EVOLVE) trial, a randomized trial comparing cinacalcet to placebo on a background of usual care. Of the 3883 patients randomized, 1919 (49%) consented to DNA collection, and samples from 1852 participants were genotyped for 18 CASR polymorphisms...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629212/a-study-of-the-modulating-action-of-quercetin-on-biochemical-and-histological-alterations-induced-by-lead-exposure-in-the-liver-and-kidney-of-rats
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Azza Sedky, Hany Elsawy
Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very potent poison. Lead poisoning is a serious condition but can be treated. Quercetin is a flavonoid with many beneficial uses. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible modulating action of quercetin as a model of an antioxidant against the toxic effects of lead acetate on liver and kidneys of rats. Rats were randomly divided into four groups: (i) saline group (control); (ii) lead group received i.p. lead acetate (20 mg/kg b.w.); (iii) quercetin group received i...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628652/microrna-433-3p-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-through-targeting-dkk1-expression
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Xiaolin Tang, Jiantao Lin, Guanhai Wang, Jianlin Lu
Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) is a powerful antagonist of canonical WNT signaling pathway, and is regarded as a biomarker for osteoporosis. Its expression is highly correlated with bone mass and osteoblasts maturation. In this study, mouse primary bone marrow cells and osteoblast cell lines were used. Luciferase reporter assay and western blotting methods were employed to validate if miRNA-433-3p epigenetically regulated DKK1 translation. Rat bone marrow derived osteoblasts were infected with lentivirus vector in which miR-433-3p was constructed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622357/protective-effect-of-aplysin-on-liver-tissue-and-the-gut-microbiota-in-alcohol-fed-rats
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Meilan Xue, Ying Liu, Rui Lyu, Na Ge, Man Liu, Yan Ma, Hui Liang
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the protective effect of aplysin on the liver and its influence on inflammation and the gut microbiota in rats with ethanol-induced liver injury. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to an alcohol-containing liquid diet, control liquid diet or treatment with aplysin for 8 weeks. Hepatic and intestinal histopathological analysis was performed, and cytokine levels and the intestinal mucosal barrier were assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622088/engineering-osteoinductive-biomaterials-by-bioinspired-synthesis-of-apatite-coatings-on-collagen-hydrogels-with-varied-pore-microarchitectures
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Jacqueline Lorraine Harding, Matthew Osmond, Melissa Diane Krebs
Biomaterial controlled osteoinduction is influenced by the porous microenvironment and the composition of incorporated calcium orthophosphate (CaPi) polymorphs, however for the design of materials that rival the efficacies of natural grafts a systematic approach to assessing the physicochemical properties that affects cellular differentiation is needed. In this research, we introduce a bioinspired synthetic approach to the mineralization of preformed porous collagen hydrogel scaffolds with tunable apatite coatings...
June 16, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620611/dogs-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-have-clonal-rearrangements-in-t-and-b-cell-receptors
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Tracy Stokol, Gabrielle A Nickerson, Martha Shuman, Nicole Belcher
Clonality testing for rearrangements in the complementarity-determining region 3 of the immunoglobulin heavy chain of B lymphocytes (B cell receptor) and the T cell receptor of T lymphocytes helps distinguish between clonal and non-clonal expansions of lymphocytes. There are rare reports of clonally rearranged T and B cell receptors in dogs with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Our objective was to determine the frequency of clonally rearranged T and B cell receptors in dogs with AML. Archived slides from historical cases of AML (from January 2010 to June 2013) and slides or liquid specimens [blood, bone marrow (BM), body cavity fluid, or tissue aspirates] from cases of AML diagnosed between June 2013 and February 2017 were used in the study...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619387/evaluation-of-ameliorative-ability-of-silibinin-against-zidovudine-and-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-hyperlipidaemia-in-rats-role-of-silibinin-in-phase-i-and-ii-drug-metabolism
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Raghu Ramanathan, Karthikeyan Sivanesan
HIV/AIDS patients have suppressed immune system, making them vulnerable to many opportunistic infections including tuberculosis (TB). The patients who are co-infected with TB undergo combined regimens with anti-retroviral drugs such as zidovudine (AZT) and anti-tubercular drug such as isoniazid (INH) for therapy leading to hepatotoxicty. Silibinin (SBN), extracted from Silybum marianum commonly called as "Milk thistle" is used against several drugs-induced hepatotoxicity. The present study evaluates the ameliorative effect of SBN against AZT alone, INH alone, and INH + AZT-induced toxic insults to liver of rats...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607103/dynamin-related-protein-1-inhibition-attenuates-cardiovascular-calcification-in-the-presence-of-oxidative-stress
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Maximillian Rogers, Natalia Maldonado-Martinez, Joshua D Hutcheson, Claudia Goettsch, Shinji Goto, Iwao Yamada, Tyler Faits, Hiromi Sesaki, Masanori Aikawa, Elena Aikawa
Rationale: Mitochondrial changes occur during cell differentiation and cardiovascular disease. Dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) is a key regulator of mitochondrial fission. We hypothesized that DRP1 plays a role in cardiovascular calcification, a process involving cell differentiation and a major clinical problem with high unmet needs. Objective: To examine the effects of osteogenic promoting conditions on DRP1, and whether DRP1 inhibition alters the development of cardiovascular calcification. Methods and Results: DRP1 was enriched in calcified regions of human carotid arteries, examined by immunohistochemistry...
June 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606672/three-dimensional-sphere-forming-cells-are-unique-multipotent-cell-population-in-dental-pulp-cells
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Sung Hee Lee, Andrew Inaba, Neha Mohindroo, Deepika Ganesh, Charlotte Ellen Martin, Nadia Chugal, Reuben H Kim, Mo K Kang, No-Hee Park, Ki-Hyuk Shin
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are typically cultured as adherent monolayer using a conventional tissue culture technique. However, this technique incompletely reproduces an in vivo microenvironment of stem cells and results in the loss of stemness properties. Three-dimensional (3D) sphere culture is one of the most widely used 3D culture techniques that have been developed to recapitulate the in vivo microenvironment. However, the stemness and multilineage differentiation capacity of spheres derived from dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have not been well investigated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606219/dietary-calcium-intake-and-rate-of-bone-loss-in-men
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Sarah M Bristow, Gregory D Gamble, Anne M Horne, Ian R Reid
A high Ca intake has been recommended for osteoporosis prevention; however, little research has examined the relationship between dietary Ca and bone health in men. We examined associations between dietary Ca intake, bone mineral density (BMD) and change in BMD at the total body, hip and spine over 2 years in a cohort of men (mean age 57 years, BMI 26 kg/m2) from a trial. Data from the total cohort (n 323) were used in the analysis of Ca intake and BMD at baseline, and data from the placebo group (n 99) were used in the longitudinal analysis of Ca intake and change in BMD...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602678/combination-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-temperature-exposure-in%C3%A2-vitro-effects-on-immune-response-of-european-clam-ruditapes-decussatus
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Chalbia Mansour, Francisco Antonio Guardiola, María Ángeles Esteban, Dalila Saidane Mosbahi
Marine organisms are subjected to various biotic and abiotic factors such as changes of temperature and pollutants [e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and heavy metals, which may affect their defense mechanisms. In this context, the aim was to evaluate the combined effects of temperature (20 and 30 °C) and PAHs (fluorene, phenanthrene and pyrene) at two concentrations (10(-5) and 10(-3) mg mL(-1)) on the immune responses of the European clam Ruditapes decussatus were after 24 h of in vitro exposure...
June 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600911/osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-adipose-tissue-and-wharton-s-jelly-of-the-umbilical-cord
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Alicja Zajdel, Magdalena Kałucka, Edyta Kokoszka-Mikołaj, Adam Wilczok
Induced osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may provide an important tool for bone injuries treatment. Human umbilical cord and adipose tissue are routinely discarded as clinical waste and may be used as noncontroversial MSCs sources. It still remains to be verified which source of MSCs is the most suitable for bone regeneration. The aim of this research was to investigate the osteogenic potential of human MSCs derived from adipose tissue (AT-MSCs) and Wharton's jelly of the human umbilical cord (WJ-MSCs) differentiated under the same conditions...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600116/features-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-severely-obese-children-and-adolescents-undergoing-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Aayed Alqahtani, Mohamed Elahmedi, Khalid Alswat, Maha Arafah, Mosa Fagih, Jaehoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an underrecognized co-morbidity of obesity. The characteristic features and severity of NAFLD in severe childhood obesity remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate features of NAFLD in obese children and identify predictors of significant disease. SETTING: Academic center with a standardized pathway for pediatric bariatric surgery and a dedicated multidisciplinary team. DESIGN: This is a baseline cross-sectional analysis for a data set obtained from a prospective clinical outcome study that included severely obese children (≤14 yr of age) and adolescents (14-21 yr of age) who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy between March 2008 and March 2015...
April 7, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598073/-effects-of-fgf-21-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-high-glucose-environment
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Xi Li, Cheng Chen, Zhen-Mei An, Yu-Jue Li, Mei Zhang, He He, Shuang-Qing Li
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of fibroblast growth factor-21(FGF-21)on the osteogenic differention of human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) exposed to a hyperglycemia condition in vitro. METHODS: hBMSCs were isolated from adult bone marrows, and identified by Alizarin red and oil red O staining. The expressions of immunophenotype were analysed using flow cytometry (CD105, CD90, CD73, CD44).HBMSCs were divided into control group[glucose (Glu) concentration of 5...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596114/successful-repeated-hepatic-gene-delivery-in-mice-and-non-human-primates-achieved-by-sequential-administration-of-aav5-ch-and-aav1
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Anna Majowicz, David Salas, Nerea Zabaleta, Estefania Rodríguez-Garcia, Gloria González-Aseguinolaza, Harald Petry, Valerie Ferreira
In the gene therapy field, re-administration of adeno-associated virus (AAV) is an important topic because a decrease in therapeutic protein expression might occur over time. However, an efficient re-administration with the same AAV serotype is impossible due to serotype-specific, anti-AAV neutralizing antibodies (NABs) that are produced after initial AAV treatment. To address this issue, we explored the feasibility of using chimeric AAV serotype 5 (AAV5(ch)) and AAV1 for repeated liver-targeted gene delivery...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595380/effects-of-stocking-density-on-growth-performance-feather-growth-intestinal-development-and-serum-parameters-of-geese
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L Y Yin, Z Y Wang, H M Yang, L Xu, J Zhang, H Xing
This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of stocking density on the growth performance, feather growth, intestinal development, and serum parameters of geese. In total, 336 healthy, 28-day-old, male Yangzhou goslings were randomly allotted to 30 plastic wire-floor pens according to 5 stocking densities (2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 birds/m2). The results showed that with the stocking density increased from 2 birds/m2 to 6 birds/m2, the body weights of geese at 42 d (P < 0.001) and 70 d (P < 0.001) were reduced by 10...
June 8, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593699/angiogenic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-and-circulating-mononuclear-cell-co-cultures-is-reflected-in-the-expression-profiles-of-proangiogenic-factors-leading-to-endothelial-cell-and-pericyte-differentiation
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Katriina Joensuu, Liina Uusitalo-Kylmälä, Teuvo A Hentunen, Terhi J Heino
Endothelial progenitors found among the peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear cells (MNCs) are interesting cells for their angiogenic properties. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in turn can produce proangiogenic factors as well as differentiate into mural pericytes, making MSCs and MNCs an attractive co-culture setup for regenerative medicine. In this study, we co-cultured human bone marrow-derived MSCs and PB-derived MNCs in basal or osteoblastic medium without exogenously supplied growth factors to demonstrate endothelial cell, pericyte and osteoblastic differentiation...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591176/moxibustion-treatment-for-primary-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Fanping Xu, Minghua Huang, Yi Jin, Qingzhe Kong, Zhongmin Lei, Xu Wei
Primary osteoporosis (POP) has a serious impact on quality of life for middle-aged and elderly, which particularly increase the risk of fracture. We conducted the systematic review to evaluate the effects of moxibustion for POP in randomized controlled trials (RCTs).Eight databases were searched from their inception to July 30, 2016. The RCTs reporting the moxibustion as a monotherapy or in combination with conventional therapy for POP were enrolled. The outcomes might be fracture incidence, quality of life, clinical symptoms, death attributed to osteoporosis, adverse effect, bone mineral density (BMD), and biochemical indicators...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590058/transgelin-mediates-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-induced-proliferation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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H Mitarai, N Wada, D Hasegawa, S Yoshida, M Sonoda, A Tomokiyo, S Hamano, S Serita, H Mizumachi, H Maeda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs) express transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) that regulates differentiation and proliferation, and plays key roles in homeostasis of PDL tissue. Transgelin is a cytoskeleton-associated protein with an Smad-binding element in its gene promoter region. In this study, we examined the localization and potential function of transgelin in PDL tissue and cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Microarray analysis of HPDLC lines (2-14, 2-23 and 2-52) was performed...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
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