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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335351/modified-nanoemulsions-with-iron-oxide-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#1
Yongyi Fan, Rui Guo, Xiangyang Shi, Steven Allen, Zhengyi Cao, James R Baker, Su He Wang
A nanoemulsion (NE) is a surfactant-based, oil-in-water, nanoscale, high-energy emulsion with a mean droplet diameter of 400-600 nm. When mixed with antigen and applied nasally, a NE acts as a mucosal adjuvant and induces mucosal immune responses. One possible mechanism for the adjuvant effect of this material is that it augments antigen uptake and distribution to lymphoid tissues, where the immune response is generated. Biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles have been used as a unique imaging approach to study the dynamics of cells or molecular migration...
November 25, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334277/in-bone-metastasis-mir-34a-5p-absence-inversely-correlates-with-met-expression-while-met-oncogene-is-unaffected-by-mir-34a-5p-in-non-metastatic-and-metastatic-breast-carcinomas
#2
Paola Maroni, Rossella Puglisi, Gianfranco Mattia, Alessandra Carè, Emanuela Matteucci, Paola Bendinelli, Maria Alfonsina Desiderio
The highlight of the molecular basis and therapeutic targets of the bone-metastatic process requires the identification of biomarkers of metastasis colonization. Here, we studied miR-34a-5p expression, and Met-receptor expression and localization in bone metastases from ductal breast carcinomas, and in ductal carcinomas without history of metastasis (20 cases). miR-34a-5p was elevated in non-metastatic breast carcinoma, intermediate in the adjacent tissue and practically absent in bone metastases, opposite to pair-matched carcinoma...
March 16, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333265/improving-oocyte-quality-by-transfer-of-autologous-mitochondria-from-fully-grown-oocytes
#3
Stine Gry Kristensen, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Claus Yding Andersen
Older women are often the most challenging group of patients in fertility clinics due to a decline in both number and overall quality of oocytes. The quality of oocytes has been linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. In this mini-review, we discuss this hypothesis and suggest alternative treatment options using autologous mitochondria to potentially augment pregnancy potential in ART. Autologous transfer of mitochondria from the patient's own germline cells has attracted much attention as a possible new treatment to revitalize deficient oocytes...
March 2, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332167/controlled-release-of-vanadium-from-a-composite-scaffold-stimulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteochondrogenesis
#4
S D Schussler, K Uske, P Marwah, F W Kemp, J D Bogden, S S Lin, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Large bone defects often require the use of autograft, allograft, or synthetic bone graft augmentation; however, these treatments can result in delayed osseous integration. A tissue engineering strategy would be the use of a scaffold that could promote the normal fracture healing process of endochondral ossification, where an intermediate cartilage phase is later transformed to bone. This study investigated vanadyl acetylacetonate (VAC), an insulin mimetic, combined with a fibrous composite scaffold, consisting of polycaprolactone with nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, as a potential bone tissue engineering scaffold...
March 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328938/tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-for-prediction-of-placenta-mediated-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-high-risk-women-angiopred-study
#5
Aurélie Di Bartolomeo, Céline Chauleur, Jean-Christophe Gris, Céline Chapelle, Edouard Noblot, Silvy Laporte, Tiphaine Raia-Barjat
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate if the rate of tissue factor pathway inhibitor during pregnancy and following delivery could be a predictive factor for placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes in high-risk women. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre cohort study of 200 patients at a high risk of occurrence or recurrence of placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes conducted between June 2008 and October 2010. Measurements of tissue factor pathway inhibitor resistance (normalized ratio) and tissue factor pathway inhibitor activity were performed for the last 72 patients at 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks of gestation and during the postpartum period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328707/the-sterility-of-partially-used-hyaluronic-acid-fillers-after-long-storage
#6
Mohammed Al-Haddab, Amr Abduljabbar, Ali Al-Somaily
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel fillers represent most soft tissue augmentation procedures currently used, because they have lower rates of complications compared with other materials. Many patients do not consume an entire syringe of filler but may require a retouch or intermittent augmentation after some time. The remaining material is commonly stored in a specific environment for reuse by the same patient. OBJECTIVE: There are an insufficient number of recommendations concerning the safety of storing and reusing dermal fillers in the literature because of the paucity of studies...
March 21, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328289/prospective-3d-analysis-of-facial-soft-tissue-augmentation-with-calcium-hydroxylapatite
#7
Filip Simunovic, Stefan Schlager, Michaela Montanari, Niklas Iblher
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation is an expanding field with an increasing number of treatment modalities. Several non-autologous filler materials are available for soft tissue augmentation. Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaOH) is aimed at increasing collagen neosynthesis and thereby producing long term augmentation effects. Despite a multitude of observational reports, the field is suffering from lack of quantitative morphometic evaluation methods. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this proof-of-principle study was to investigate whether the effects of facial tissue augmentation with CaOH (Radiesse™) can be quantified and followed up using 3D surface scanning...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328190/effects-of-nitric-oxide-inhibitors-in-mice-with-bladder-outlet-obstruction
#8
Marcy Lancia Pereira, Carlos Arturo Levi D'ancona, Julio Alejandro Rojas-Moscoso, Antonio Celso Saragossa Ramos, Fabiola Zakia Monica, Edson Antunes
PURPOSE: To investigate the lower urinary tract changes in mice treated with L-NAME, a non-selective competitive inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), or aminoguanidine, a competitive inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), after 5 weeks of partial bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), in order to evaluate the role of constitutive and non-constitutive NOS in the pathogenesis of this experimental condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57BL6 male mice were partially obstructed and randomly allocated into 6 groups: Sham, Sham + L-NAME, Sham + aminoguanidine, BOO, BOO + L-NAME and BOO + aminoguanidine...
March 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327471/motion-compensation-in-extremity-cone-beam-ct-using-a-penalized-image-sharpness-criterion
#9
Alejandro Sisniega, Joseph Stayman, John Yorkston, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Wojciech Zbijewski
Cone-beam CT (CBCT) for musculoskeletal imaging would benefit from a method to reduce the effects of involuntary patient motion. In particular, the continuing improvement in spatial resolution of CBCT may enable tasks such as quantitative assessment of bone microarchitecture (0.1 mm - 0.2 mm detail size), where even subtle, sub-mm motion blur might be detrimental. We propose a purely image based motion compensation method that requires no fiducials, tracking hardware or prior images. A statistical optimization algorithm (CMA-ES) is used to estimate a motion trajectory that optimizes an objective function consisting of an image sharpness criterion augmented by a regularization term that encourages smooth motion trajectories...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326892/clinical-and-histomorphometric-assessment-of-lateral-alveolar-ridge-augmentation-using-a-corticocancellous-freeze-dried-allograft-bone-block
#10
Roya Shariatmadar Ahmadi, Ferena Sayar, Vahid Rakhshan, Babak Iranpour, Jahanfar Jahanbani, Ahmad Toumaj, Nasrin Akhoondi
Horizontal ridge augmentation with allografts has attracted notable attention because of its proper success rate and the lack of disadvantages of autografts. Corticocancellous block allografts have not been adequately studied on humans. Therefore, this study evaluated clinically and histomorphometrically the increase in ridge with after horizontal ridge augmentation using corticocancellous block allografts, and the implant success after 12 to 18 months post-implantation. In 10 implant patients (3 women, 7 men, 45 years old on average), defective maxillary alveolar ridges were horizontally augmented using freeze-dried bone allograft blocks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326537/gax-suppresses-chemerin-cmklr1-induced-preadipocyte-biofunctions-through-the-inhibition-of-akt-mtor-and-erk-signaling-pathways
#11
Yunqi Jiang, Ping Liu, Wenlin Jiao, Juan Meng, Jinbo Feng
Adipose tissue is closely associated with angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. Chemerin is involved in inflammatory reaction and vascular dysfunction. However, the mechanisms of chemerin participating in vascular remodeling and whether Growth arrest-specific homeobox (Gax) can effectively intervene it remain obscured. Here, 3T3-F442A preadipocytes were cultured, injected into athymic mice to model fat pads, and treated respectively with Ad-chemerin, Ad-Gax, or specific inhibitors in vitro and in vivo. MTT, flow cytometry, Western blotting, and imunohisto(cyto)-chemistry analyses showed that chemerin enhanced the expression of FABP4 and VEGF, activated Akt/mTOR and ERK pathways, increased the cell percent of S phase, decreased the percent of G0-G1 phase and apoptotic cells, and augmented neovascular density in fat pads...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325750/molecular-pathways-evaluating-the-potential-for-b7-h4-as-an-immunoregulatory-target
#12
Heather L MacGregor, Pamela S Ohashi
With the clinical success of CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade in treating malignancies, there is tremendous interest in finding new ways to augment anti-tumor responses by targeting other inhibitory molecules. In this review, we describe one such molecule. B7-H4, a member of the B7 family of immunoregulatory proteins, inhibits T cell proliferation and cytokine production through ligation of an unknown receptor expressed by activated T cells. Notably, B7-H4 protein expression is observed in a high proportion of patients' tumors across a wide variety of malignancies...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325283/silencing-of-carbohydrate-sulfotransferase-15-hinders-murine-pulmonary-fibrosis-development
#13
Yoshiro Kai, Koichi Tomoda, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Masahiro Kitabatake, Atsuhiro Nakamura, Toshihiro Ito, Masanori Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Kimura
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder characterized by interstitial fibrosis, for which no effective treatments are available. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) has been shown to be a mediator, but the specific component of glycosaminoglycan chains of CSPG has not been explored. We show that chondroitin sulfate E-type (CS-E) is involved in fibrogenesis. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting carbohydrate sulfotransferase 15 (CHST15) was designed to inhibit CHST15 mRNA and its product, CS-E...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323915/insulin-igf-1-and-gh-receptors-are-altered-in-an-adipose-tissue-depot-specific-manner-in-male-mice-with-modified-gh-action
#14
Rikke Hjortebjerg, Darlene E Berryman, Ross Comisford, Stuart J Frank, Edward O List, Mette Bjerre, Jan Frystyk, John J Kopchick
Growth hormone (GH) is an important determinant of glucose homeostasis and adipose tissue (AT) function. Using seven-month-old bovine GH transgenic (bGH) mice and GH receptor knockout (GHR-/-) mice, we examined whether changes in GH action affect glucose, insulin, and pyruvate tolerance and AT expression patterns of proteins involved in the interrelated signaling pathways of GH, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and insulin. Furthermore, we searched for AT depot-specific differences in control mice that may explain why GH effects depend on AT location...
February 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322993/intra-luminal-gene-therapy-in-the-porcine-artery-using-a-recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-9
#15
E S Rezaie, N J Visser, P F Friedrich, A Y Shin, A T Bishop
The ability to improve or restore blood flow and promote healing in ischemic tissue has many potential clinical applications. Augmentation by direct delivery of growth factors may further enhance results, but requires a method for sustained delivery. In this study, we have tested the ability of adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9) delivered within the lumen of a porcine artery to transfect the vessel and produce a desired product. The marker chosen was green fluorescent protein (GFP) (Ke et al., 2011). In 4 farm pigs the cranial tibial artery was surgically exposed...
March 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322830/antidiabetic-antidyslipidemic-and-toxicity-profile-of-env-2-a-potent-pyrazole-derivative-against-diabetes-and-related-diseases
#16
Eduardo Hernández-Vázquez, Hugo Ocampo-Montalban, Litzia Cerón-Romero, Miguel Cruz, Jaime Gomez-Zamudio, Guadalupe Hiriart-Valencia, Rafael Villalobos-Molina, Angelica Flores-Flores, Samuel Estrada-Soto
Diabetes is a major health problem and a predisposition factor for further degenerative complications and, therefore, novel therapies are urgently needed. Currently, cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 receptor) antagonists have been considered as promissory entities for metabolic disorders treatment. Accordingly, the purpose of this work was the evaluation of the sub-acute antidiabetic, anti-hyperglycemic, antidyslipidemic and toxicological profile of ENV-2, a potent hypoglycemic and antioxidant CB1 receptor antagonist...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322744/basal-ryanodine-receptor-activity-suppresses-autophagic-flux
#17
Tim Vervliet, Isabel Pintelon, Kirsten Welkenhuyzen, Martin D Bootman, Hiroko Bannai, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Wim Martinet, Nael Nadif Kasri, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) and intracellular Ca(2+) signaling are critically involved in regulating different steps of autophagy, a lysosomal degradation pathway. The ryanodine receptors (RyR), intracellular Ca(2+)-release channels mainly expressed in excitable cell types including muscle and neurons, have however not yet been extensively studied in relation to autophagy. Yet, aberrant expression and excessive activity of RyRs in these tissues has been implicated in the onset of several diseases including Alzheimer's disease, where impaired autophagy regulation contributes to the pathology...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322621/bladder-regeneration-using-multiple-scaffolds-with-growth-factors-in-a-bladder
#18
Luc A J Roelofs, Paul K J D de Jonge, Egbert Oosterwijk, Dorien M Tiemessen, Barbara B Kortmann, Robert P E de Gier, Elly M M Versteeg, Willeke F Daamen, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Paul J Geutjes, Wout Feitz
INTRODUCTION: Tissue engineering may become an alternative to current bladder augmentation techniques. Large scaffolds are needed for clinically significant augmentation, but can result in fibrosis and graft shrinkage. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of multiple scaffolds instead of one large scaffold, to enhance bladder tissue regeneration and bladder capacity. Secondly, acellular collagen, collagen-heparin, and collagen-heparin scaffolds with growth factors were used and the biological activity of the different scaffolds was compared in a large animal model...
March 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321424/cell-based-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration-at-the-brink-of-clinical-translation-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
#19
Jasmijn V Korpershoek, Tommy S de Windt, Michella H Hagmeijer, Lucienne A Vonk, Daniel B F Saris
BACKGROUND: Meniscus damage can be caused by trauma or degeneration and is therefore common among patients of all ages. Repair or regeneration of the menisci could be of great importance not only for pain relief or regaining function but also to prevent degenerative disease and osteoarthritis. Current treatment does not offer consistent long-term improvement. Although preclinical research focusing on augmentation of meniscal tear repair and regeneration after meniscectomy is encouraging, clinical translation remains difficult...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320104/sulfatase-2-promotes-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-activating-akt-and-erk1-2-pathways
#20
Youmao Tao, Tao Han, Tao Zhang, Caixia Sun
The molecular mechanisms underlying the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) remain largely unknown. Sulfatase-2 (SULF2) was found to play critical roles in human cancers. Recent study reported that SULF1/2 overexpression resulted in increased viability and proliferation, and augmented cell migration in CRC cells. However, the expression of SULF2 and its underlying molecular mechanisms in CRC remain unknown. In this study, we found that the expressions of SULF2 in CRC tissues and cell lines were significantly increased compared to control groups...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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