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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645663/failure-torque-of-ceramic-neck-titanium-implant
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Waleed Elshahawy, Raed Ajlouni, Khaldoun Ajlouni, Abdelfattah Sadakah
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Dental implants are typically made of titanium. However, with the current systems on the market, the implant neck often shows through the gingival tissues as a black or dark gray line and/or as a grayish discoloration of the peri-implant soft tissue. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to test a new implant design. The key component of this design is the ceramic shell that covers the polished collar of the tissue-level titanium implant and masks its dark color to mimic natural dentition...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584055/prolonged-fasting-suppresses-mitochondrial-nlrp3-inflammasome-assembly-and-activation-via-sirt3-mediated-activation-of-superoxide-dismutase-2
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Javier Traba, Sarah S Geiger, Miriam Kwarteng Siaw, Kim Han, One Hyuk Ra, Richard M Siegel, David Gius, Michael N Sack
Twenty-four hours of fasting is known to blunt activation of the human NLRP3 inflammasome. This effect might be mediated by SIRT3 activation, controlling mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS). To characterize the molecular underpinnings of this fasting effect, we comparatively analyzed the NLRP3 inflammasome response to nutrient deprivation in wildtype and SIRT3-knockout mice. Consistent with previous findings for human NLRP3, prolonged fasting blunted the inflammasome in wildtype mice but not in SIRT3-knockout mice...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549217/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-active-gold-nanoparticles-with-enzyme-mimicking-activities-for-measuring-glucose-and-lactate-in-living-tissues
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Yihui Hu, Hanjun Cheng, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jiangjiexing Wu, Faheem Muhammad, Shichao Lin, Jian He, Liqi Zhou, Chengping Zhang, Yu Deng, Peng Wang, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuming Nie, Hui Wei
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with simultaneous plasmonic and biocatalytic properties provide a promising approach to developing versatile bioassays. However, the combination of AuNPs' intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties with their surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activities has yet to be explored. Here we designed a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme by in situ growing AuNPs into a highly porous and thermally stable metal-organic framework called MIL-101. The obtained AuNPs@MIL-101 nanozymes acted as peroxidase mimics to oxidize Raman-inactive reporter leucomalachite green into the active malachite green (MG) with hydrogen peroxide and simultaneously as the SERS substrates to enhance the Raman signals of the as-produced MG...
June 1, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545554/whipple-s-disease-mimicking-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-cause-misdiagnosis-and-treatment-failure
#4
Cornelia Glaser, Siegbert Rieg, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Scholz, Dominique Endres, Oliver Stich, Peter Hasselblatt, Walter Geißdörfer, Christian Bogdan, Annerose Serr, Georg Häcker, Reinhard E Voll, Jens Thiel, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Whipple's disease, a rare chronic infectious disorder caused by Tropheryma whipplei, may present with predominant joint manifestations mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study of seven patients was performed. Clinical symptoms were assessed by review of medical charts and Whipple's disease was diagnosed by periodic-acid-Schiff-stain and/or Tropheryma whipplei-specific polymerase-chain-reaction. RESULTS: Median age at disease onset was 54 years, six patients were male...
May 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539859/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-generated-neural-cells-behaving-like-brain-and-spinal-cord-cells-an-insight-into-the-involvement-of-retinoic-acid-and-sonic-hedgehog-proteins
#5
Akinlolu Abdulazeez Adelaja
OBJECTIVES: The previous studies generated neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using different protocols. However, the nature of the temporal or regional specificity of NPCs derived using these protocols is not well defined. Therefore, this study aimed to generate age- and region-specific NPCs from hiPSCs, which mimic in vivo fetal brain (FNPC-B) or spinal cord (FNPC-SC) tissues, in the absence or presence of retinoic acid (RA) and sonic hedgehog (SHH)...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528333/effect-of-1-25-oh-2d3-on-proliferation-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-and-expressions-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-through-regulating-microrna-22-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ping Fan, Lan He, Nan Hu, Jing Luo, Jing Zhang, Ling-Fei Mo, Yan-Hua Wang, Dan Pu, Xiao-Hong Lv, Zhi-Ming Hao, Chang-Hai Ding, Wu-Jun Xue, Yang Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the regulatory mechanism of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats via microRNA-22 (miR-22). METHODS: A rat model of RA was established with a subcutaneous injection of type II collagen. After treated with different concentrations of 1,25-(OH)2D3 the proliferation of FLS was estimated by the MTT method, and the optimal concentration of 1,25-(OH)2D3 was selected for further experiments...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526071/retinoid-acid-induced-microrna-31-5p-suppresses-myogenic-proliferation-and-differentiation-by-targeting-camkii%C3%AE
#7
Bo Liu, Chao Liu, Wei Cong, Nan Li, Nan Zhou, Yi Tang, Chao Wei, Han Bai, Ying Zhang, Jing Xiao
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that Wnt5a/CaMKIIδ (calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta) pathway was involved in the embryonic tongue deformity induced by excess retinoic acid (RA). Our latest study found that the expression of miR-31-5p, which was predicted to target the 3'UTR of CamkIIδ, was raised in the RA-treated embryonic tongue. Thus, we hypothesized that the excess RA regulated Wnt5a/CaMKIIδ pathway through miR-31-5p in embryonic tongue. METHODS: C2C12 myoblast line was employed as an in vitro model to examine the suppression of miR-31-5p on CamkIIδ expression, through which RA impaired the myoblast proliferation and differentiation in embryonic tongue...
May 11, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518115/analysis-of-retinoic-acid-induced-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-two-and-three-dimensional-embryoid-bodies
#8
Junning Yang, Chuanshen Wu, Ioana Stefanescu, Arie Horowitz
Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) isolated from the inner mass of the blastocyst (typically at day E3.5), can be used as in vitro model system for studying early embryonic development. In the absence of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), ESCs differentiate by default into neural precursor cells. They can be amassed into a three dimensional (3D) spherical aggregate termed embryoid body (EB) due to its similarity to the early stage embryo. EBs can be seeded on fibronectin-coated coverslips, where they expand by growing two dimensional (2D) extensions, or implanted in 3D collagen matrices where they continue growing as spheroids, and differentiate into the three germ layers: endodermal, mesodermal, and ectodermal...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502702/deep-sequencing-reveals-complex-mechanisms-of-microrna-regulation-during-retinoic-acid-induced-neuronal-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Feihu Hu, Peng Xu, Bo Sun, Gaojun Teng, Zhongdang Xiao
Retinoic acid (RA) has an important role in nervous system development; exogenous RA could induce stem cells towards neural lineage cells. However, the miRNA regulation mechanism and biological process of this induction require further exploration. In this study, using high-throughput sequencing results, we evaluated the microRNA profiles of neurally differentiated adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs), summarized several crucial microRNAs that profoundly contributed to the differentiation process, and speculated that several miRNAs were likely to mimic RA or other factors to induce the neuronal differentiation of stem cells...
May 12, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442355/effects-of-muscarinic-receptor-antagonists-on-cocaine-discrimination-in-wild-type-mice-and-in-muscarinic-receptor-m1-m2-and-m4-receptor-knockout-mice
#10
Lauren Joseph, Morgane Thomsen
Muscarinic M1/M4 receptor stimulation can reduce abuse-related effects of cocaine and may represent avenues for treating cocaine addiction. Muscarinic antagonists can mimic and enhance effects of cocaine, including discriminative stimulus (S(D)) effects, but the receptor subtypes mediating those effects are not known. A better understanding of the complex cocaine/muscarinic interactions is needed to evaluate and develop potential muscarinic-based medications. Here, knockout mice lacking M1, M2, or M4 receptors (M1(-/-), M2(-/-), M4(-/-)), as well as control wild-type mice and outbred Swiss-Webster mice, were trained to discriminate 10mg/kg cocaine from saline...
June 30, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409894/genomic-responses-of-mouse-synovial-fibroblasts-during-tnf-driven-arthritogenesis-greatly-mimic-those-of-human-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Evangelos Ntougkos, Panagiotis Chouvardas, Fani Roumelioti, Caroline Ospelt, Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, Andrew Filer, Christopher D Buckley, Steffen Gay, Christoforos Nikolaou, George Kollias
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant activation of synovial fibroblasts (SFs) is a key determinant in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We aimed to produce a map of gene expression and epigenetic changes occurring in this cell type during disease progression in the human TNF-transgenic model of arthritis, and identify commonalities with human SFs. METHODS: We used deep sequencing to probe the transcriptome, the methylome and the chromatin landscape of cultured mouse arthritogenic SFs at three stages of disease, as well as SFs stimulated with human TNF...
April 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409399/pro-apoptotic-signaling-induced-by-retinoic-acid-and-dsrna-is-under-the-control-of-interferon-regulatory-factor-3-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ana R Bernardo, José M Cosgaya, Ana Aranda, Ana M Jiménez-Lara
Breast cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies for women. Retinoic acid (RA) and double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) are considered signaling molecules with potential anticancer activity. RA, co-administered with the dsRNA mimic polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)), synergizes to induce a TRAIL (Tumor-Necrosis-Factor Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand)- dependent apoptotic program in breast cancer cells. Here, we report that RA/poly(I:C) co-treatment, synergically, induce the activation of Interferon Regulatory Factor-3 (IRF3) in breast cancer cells...
July 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401267/paeonol-protects-against-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-proliferation-and-cytokine-release-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-by-upregulating-foxo3-through-inhibition-of-mir-155-expression
#13
Ning Liu, Xue Feng, Wenbo Wang, Xingkai Zhao, Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) play an essential role in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Paeonol (Pae) is a phenolic compound found in many traditional Chinese medicine remedies. However, the effects of Pae on TNF-α-stimulated FLS and the underlying molecular mechanism are unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effect of Pae against activated FLS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rheumatoid arthritis FLS (RA-FLS) were pre-treated with different doses (25, 50, and 100 µM) of Pae or miR-155 inhibitor for 30 min or transfected with miR-155 mimic, and then treated with 50 ng/mL of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) for 1 h...
April 11, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382703/rationally-designed-ligand-independent-peptide-inhibitors-of-trem-1-ameliorate-collagen-induced-arthritis
#14
Zu T Shen, Alexander B Sigalov
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) is critically involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In contrast to cytokine blockers, therapeutic blockade of TREM-1 can blunt excessive inflammation while preserving the capacity for microbial control. However, the nature of the TREM-1 ligand(s) and mechanisms of TREM-1 signalling are still not yet well understood, impeding the development of clinically relevant inhibitors of TREM-1. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-arthritic activity of a novel, ligand-independent TREM-1 inhibitory nonapeptide GF9 that was rationally designed using the signalling chain homo oligomerization (SCHOOL) model of cell signalling...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376277/dendritic-cells-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-patient-peripheral-blood-induce-th17-cell-differentiation-via-mir-363-integrin-%C3%AE-v-tgf-%C3%AE-axis
#15
Feng Pan, Haiyan Xiang, Juzhen Yan, Liquan Hong, Lahong Zhang, Yuhua Liu, Xiao Feng, Chengsong Cai
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Dendritic cells (DCs) are critical regulators of immune responses. This study was to observe the effect of DCs from peripheral blood on the differentiation of Th17 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from 30 RA patients and 20 healthy controls, respectively. Flow cytometry results showed that in contrast with Treg cells, the proportion of Th17 cells in T cells and the Th17/Treg ratio were both increased in RA patients...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320523/roles-of-fluid-shear-stress-and-retinoic-acid-in-the-differentiation-of-primary-cultured-human-podocytes
#16
Seung Hee Yang, Jin Woo Choi, Dongeun Huh, Hyung Ah Jo, Sejoong Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Jung Chan Lee, Hee Chan Kim, Hyug Moo Kwon, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheol Kwak, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Dong Ki Kim
Due to the distinct features that distinguish immortalized podocyte cell lines from their in vivo counterparts, primary cultured human podocytes might be a superior cell model for glomerular disease studies. However, the podocyte de-differentiation that occurs in culture remains an unresolved problem. Here, we present a method to differentiate primary cultured podocytes using retinoic acid (RA) and fluid shear stress (FSS), which mimic the in vivo environment of the glomerulus. RA treatment induced changes in the cell shape of podocytes from a cobblestone-like morphology to an arborized configuration with enhanced mobility...
May 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299928/three-dimensional-crumpled-graphene-based-nanosheets-with-ultrahigh-no2-gas-sensibility
#17
Zhuo Chen, Jinrong Wang, Ahmad Umar, Yao Wang, Hao Li, Guofu Zhou
It is well-established that the structures dominate the properties. Inspired by the highly contorted and crumpled maxilloturbinate inside dog nose, herein an artificial nanostructure, i.e., 3D crumpled graphene-based nanosheets, is reported with the simple fabrication, detailed characterizations, and efficient gas-sensing applications. A facile supramolecular noncovalent assembly is introduced to modify graphene with functional molecules, followed with a lyophilization process to massively transform 2D plane graphene-based nanosheets to 3D crumpled structure...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269118/an-eemd-pca-approach-to-extract-heart-rate-respiratory-rate-and-respiratory-activity-from-ppg-signal
#18
Mohammod Abdul Motin, Chandan Kumar Karmakar, Marimuthu Palaniswami
The pulse oximeter's photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals, measure the local variations of blood volume in tissues, reflecting the peripheral pulse modulated by cardiac activity, respiration and other physiological effects. Therefore, PPG can be used to extract the vital cardiorespiratory signals like heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and respiratory activity (RA) and this will reduce the number of sensors connected to the patient's body for recording vital signs. In this paper, we propose an algorithm based on ensemble empirical mode decomposition with principal component analysis (EEMD-PCA) as a novel approach to estimate HR, RR and RA simultaneously from PPG signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261963/phosphoproteome-analysis-of-synoviocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Masayoshi Katano, Manae S Kurokawa, Kosuke Matsuo, Kayo Masuko, Naoya Suematsu, Kazuki Okamoto, Toshikazu Kamada, Hiroshi Nakamura, Tomohiro Kato
AIM: To explore disease-associated molecules in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we comprehensively analyzed phosphoproteins purified from RA synoviocytes. METHOD: Synoviocytes were obtained from three patients with RA and three patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Profiles of phosphoproteins purified from the synoviocytes were compared by two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) between the RA and OA groups. Protein spots with significantly different phosphorylation levels were identified by mass spectrometry...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227347/an-eemd-pca-approach-to-extract-heart-rate-respiratory-rate-and-respiratory-activity-from-ppg-signal
#20
Mohammod Abdul Motin, Chandan Kumar Karmakar, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Mohammod Abdul Motin, Chandan Kumar Karmakar, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Mohammod Abdul Motin, Chandan Kumar Karmakar
The pulse oximeter's photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals, measure the local variations of blood volume in tissues, reflecting the peripheral pulse modulated by cardiac activity, respiration and other physiological effects. Therefore, PPG can be used to extract the vital cardiorespiratory signals like heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and respiratory activity (RA) and this will reduce the number of sensors connected to the patient's body for recording vital signs. In this paper, we propose an algorithm based on ensemble empirical mode decomposition with principal component analysis (EEMD-PCA) as a novel approach to estimate HR, RR and RA simultaneously from PPG signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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