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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320523/roles-of-fluid-shear-stress-and-retinoic-acid-in-the-differentiation-of-primary-cultured-human-podocytes
#1
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...
March 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299928/three-dimensional-crumpled-graphene-based-nanosheets-with-ultrahigh-no2-gas-sensibility
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213049/impaired-nk-cell-functionality-and-increased-tnf-%C3%AE-production-as-biomarkers-of-chronic-chikungunya-arthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Subrat Thanapati, Mohini Ganu, Prashant Giri, Shruti Kulkarni, Meenal Sharma, Prasad Babar, Ashok Ganu, Anuradha S Tripathy
The chronic chikungunya arthritis symptoms closely mimic the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms, thus making it difficult to distinguish between these two clinical entities. The current comparative study characterizes NK (CD3(-)CD56(+)) and NK-like T (CD3(+)CD56(+)) cell responses in patients with chronic chikungunya arthritis and RA. Phenotype and functions of NK and NK-like T cells repertoire were assessed in 56 chronic chikungunya arthritis, 26 RA patients and 82 controls using flow cytometry. TNF-α and IFN-γ-secreting NK-like T cells were high in both chronic arthritis patients than in controls...
February 14, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129626/mir-650-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-synovial-fibroblasts-by-targeting-akt2
#7
Xiaoyan Xu, Haiyan Chen, Qin Zhang, Jin Xu, Qing Shi, Meimei Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the effects of miR-650 on the proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis of rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASFs). METHODS: Synovial tissue samples were collected from 16 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and 13 patients with joint trauma undergoing joint replacement surgery. The RASFs were isolated and cultured. MiR-650 and AKT2 expressions in both synovial tissues and cells were detected using the quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), western blot and immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118944/microrna-155-contributes-to-enhanced-resistance-to-apoptosis-in-monocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Megha Rajasekhar, Anton M Olsson, Kathryn J A Steel, Mirella Georgouli, Ushan Ranasinghe, Christine Brender Read, Klaus S Frederiksen, Leonie S Taams
Monocytes and macrophages are key mediators of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Their persistence at the inflammatory site is likely to contribute to immunopathology. We sought to characterise one mechanism by which persistence may be achieved: resistance to apoptosis and the role of mir-155 in this process. CD14+ monocytes from peripheral blood (PBM) and synovial fluid (SFM) of RA patients were found to be resistant to spontaneous apoptosis relative to PBM from healthy control (HC) individuals. RA SFM were also resistant to anti-Fas-mediated apoptosis and displayed a gene expression profile distinct from HC and RA PBM populations...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067317/glucose-6-phosphate-isomerase-g6pi-mediates-hypoxia-induced-angiogenesis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Ying Lu, Shan-Shan Yu, Ming Zong, Sha-Sha Fan, Tian-Bao Lu, Ru-Han Gong, Li-Shan Sun, Lie-Ying Fan
The higher level of Glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (G6PI) has been found in both synovial tissue and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, while the function of G6PI in RA remains unclear. Herein we found the enrichment of G6PI in microvascular endothelial cells of synovial tissue in RA patients, where a 3% O2 hypoxia environment has been identified. In order to determine the correlation between the high G6PI level and the low oxygen concentration in RA, a hypoxia condition (~3% O2) in vitro was applied to mimic the RA environment in vivo...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911385/application-of-impermeable-barriers-combined-with-candidate-factor-soaked-beads-to-study-inductive-signals-in-the-chick
#10
Susan Wilde, Malcolm P Logan
The chick embryo provides a superb vertebrate model that can be used to dissect developmental questions in a direct way. Its accessibility and robustness following surgical intervention are key experimental strengths. Mica plates were the first barriers used to prevent chick limb bud initiation(1). Protocols that use aluminum foil as an impermeable barrier to wing bud or leg bud induction and or initiation are described. We combine this technique with bead placement lateral to the barrier to exogenously supply candidate endogenous factors that have been blocked by the barrier...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894614/giant-vulvar-verruciform-xanthoma-can-mimic-a-common-vulvar-mass-genital-warts
#11
Sa Ra Lee, Ji Hyun Jeon, Kyungah Jeong, Hye Won Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889377/retinoid-acid-induced-microrna-27b-3p-impairs-c2c12-myoblast-proliferation-and-differentiation-by-suppressing-%C3%AE-dystrobrevin
#12
Nan Li, Yi Tang, Bo Liu, Wei Cong, Chao Liu, Jing Xiao
We previously reported that excess retinoic acid (RA) resulted in hypoplastic and derangement of myofilaments in embryonic tongue by inhibiting myogenic proliferation and differentiation through CamKIID pathway. Our further studies revealed that the expression of a series of miRNAs was altered by RA administration in embryonic tongue as well as in C2C12 cells. Thus, if excess RA impairs myogenic proliferation and differentiation through miRNAs is taken into account. In present study, miR-27b-3p was found up-regulated in RA-treated C2C12 cells as in embryonic tongue, and predicted to target the 3'UTR of α-dystrobrevin (DTNA)...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867381/a-critical-reappraisal-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-and-netosis-mimics-based-on-differential-requirements-for-protein-citrullination
#13
Maximilian F Konig, Felipe Andrade
NETosis, an antimicrobial form of neutrophil cell death, is considered a primary source of citrullinated autoantigens in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and immunogenic DNA in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Activation of the citrullinating enzyme peptidylarginine deiminase type 4 (PAD4) is believed to be essential for neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation and NETosis. PAD4 is therefore viewed as a promising therapeutic target to inhibit the formation of NETs in both diseases. In this review, we examine the evidence for PAD4 activation during NETosis and provide experimental data to suggest that protein citrullination is not a universal feature of NETs...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864565/targeting-non-canonical-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-attenuates-neovascularization-in-a-novel-3d-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-synovial-angiogenesis
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Chrissta X Maracle, Paulina Kucharzewska, Boy Helder, Corine van der Horst, Pedro Correa de Sampaio, Ae-Ri Noort, Katinka van Zoest, Arjan W Griffioen, Henric Olsson, Sander W Tas
OBJECTIVE: Angiogenesis is crucial in RA disease progression. Lymphotoxin β receptor (LTβR)-induced activation of the non-canonical nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway via NF-κB-inducing kinase (NIK) has been implicated in this process. Consequently, inhibition of this pathway may hold therapeutic potential in RA. We describe a novel three-dimensional (3D) model of synovial angiogenesis incorporating endothelial cells (ECs), RA fibroblast-like synoviocytes (RAFLSs) and RA synovial fluid (RASF) to further investigate the contributions of NF-κB in this process...
November 17, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711748/solution-equilibria-and-the-x-ray-structure-of-cu-ii-complexation-with-3-amino-n-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-propanamide-a-pseudo-mimic-of-human-serum-albumin
#15
Graham E Jackson, Fatin M Elmagbari, Ahmed N Hammouda, Raffaele P Bonomo
Copper complexes have anti-inflammatory activity in the treatment of inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The preferred route of administration is through the skin, so the rate of dermal absorption and bioavailability of copper is important. Based on previous studies, 3-amino-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-propanamide, [H(56)NH2], was designed as a potential chelator of copper. The stability constant measurements revealed that MLH-1 is the most stable species at the physiological pH of 7.4. The X-ray crystal structure of this species was solved and copper was found in a rectangular pyramidal geometry...
October 4, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522484/3d-origami-electrochemical-device-for-sensitive-pb-2-testing-based-on-dna-functionalized-iron-porphyrinic-metal-organic-framework
#16
Xiu Wang, Chunlei Yang, Shaojun Zhu, Mei Yan, Shenguang Ge, Jinghua Yu
A highly sensitive electrochemical (EC) biosensor combined with a 3D origami device for detection of Pb(2+)was developed based on novel Au nanoparticles modified paper working electrode (Au-PWE) as sensor platform and DNA functionalized iron-porphyrinic metal-organic framework ((Fe-P)n-MOF-Au-GR) hybrids as signal probes. In the presence of Pb(2+), GR could be specifically cleaved at the ribonucleotide (rA) site, which produced the short (Fe-P)n-MOF-linked oligonucleotide fragment to hybridize with hairpin DNA immobilized on the surface of Au-PWE...
January 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515238/multiple-myeloma-masquerading-as-severe-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-subcutaneous-nodules-and-mononeuritis-multiplex
#17
Sukesh Edavalath, Abhra C Chowdhury, Sanat Phatak, Durga P Misra, Ritu Verma, Able Lawrence
Multiple myeloma can rarely mimic seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report a 55-year-old woman who presented with longstanding deforming polyarthritis with extensive subcutaneous nodules, tenosynovitis, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide positivity and mononeuritis multiplex. Even though the clinical picture was consistent with seropositive RA, the absence of bone erosion or joint space narrowing on hand and knee radiographs led us to question the diagnosis of RA. Further investigation revealed a diagnosis of multiple myeloma with cutaneous amyloid deposits, based on serum immunofixation, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy of a subcutaneous nodule...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449351/ultrasound-color-doppler-image-segmentation-and-feature-extraction-in-mcp-and-wrist-region-in-evaluation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
U Snekhalatha, V Muthubhairavi, M Anburajan, Neelkanth Gupta
The present study focuses on automatically to segment the blood flow pattern of color Doppler ultrasound in hand region of rheumatoid arthritis patients and to correlate the extracted the statistical features and color Doppler parameters with standard parameters. Thirty patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their total of 300 joints of both the hands, i.e., 240 MCP and 60 wrists were examined in this study. Ultrasound color Doppler of both the hands of all the patients was obtained. Automated segmentation of color Doppler image was performed using color enhancement scaling based segmentation algorithm...
September 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411480/microrna-155-regulates-monocyte-chemokine-and-chemokine-receptor-expression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Aziza Elmesmari, Alasdair R Fraser, Claire Wood, Derek Gilchrist, Diane Vaughan, Lynn Stewart, Charles McSharry, Iain B McInnes, Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that miR-155 regulates monocyte migratory potential via modulation of chemokine and chemokine receptor expression in RA, and thereby is associated with disease activity. METHODS: The miR-155 copy-numbers in monocytes from peripheral blood (PB) of healthy (n = 22), RA (n = 24) and RA SF (n = 11) were assessed by real time-PCR using synthetic miR-155 as a quantitative standard. To evaluate the functional impact of miR-155, human monocytes were transfected with control or miR-155 mimic, and the effect on transcript levels, and production of chemokines was evaluated by Taqman low-density arrays and multiplex assays...
November 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313578/k-bxn-serum-transfer-arthritis-as-a-model-for-human-inflammatory-arthritis
#20
REVIEW
Anne D Christensen, Claus Haase, Andrew D Cook, John A Hamilton
The K/BxN serum-transfer arthritis (STA) model is a murine model in which the immunological mechanisms occurring in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other arthritides can be studied. To induce K/BxN STA, serum from arthritic transgenic K/BxN mice is transferred to naive mice and manifestations of arthritis occur a few days later. The inflammatory response in the model is driven by autoantibodies against the ubiquitously expressed self-antigen, glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (G6PI), leading to the formation of immune complexes that drive the activation of different innate immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and possibly mast cells...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
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