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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146294/distinct-effects-of-interleukin-6-classic-and-trans-signaling-in-bone-fracture-healing
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Katja Prystaz, Kathrin Kaiser, Anna Kovtun, Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Verena Fischer, Anna E Rapp, Astrid Liedert, Gudrun Strauss, Georg H Waetzig, Stefan Rose-John, Anita Ignatius
Bone healing is a complex process with closely linked phases of inflammation, regeneration, and remodeling. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) may crucially regulate this process; however, the underlying mechanisms are presently unclear. IL-6 signals are transmitted via the transmembrane glycoprotein 130 by two distinct mechanisms: classic signaling employing the membrane-anchored IL-6 receptor, and trans-signaling using its soluble form. Here, we investigated the hypothesis that IL-6 classic and trans-signaling have different functions during bone healing...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145514/why-patients-with-thbd-c-1611c-a-p-cys537x-nonsense-mutation-have-high-levels-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Yohann Jourdy, Nathalie Enjolras, Sandra Le Quellec, Jean Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Christine Vinciguerra, Yesim Dargaud
BACKGROUND: Recently our group has described a new autosomal dominant bleeding disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM). The THBD c.1611C>A (p.Cys537X) mutation in heterozygous state was found in the propositus. This mutation leads to the synthesis of a truncated TM which has lost the last three amino-acids of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the mechanism responsible for TM shedding in endothelial cells with THBD c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145347/fingertip-winding-suture-pull-out-suture-technique-for-flexor-tendon-repair-in-zone-i
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Mostafa Mahmoud, Motaz Elian, Abdalah Seif Elnasr
Injuries to flexor tendons in zone I has always been challenging during repair. Over the time several techniques were developed and modified to achieve the highest repair strength and thus the best functional outcome. These techniques vary from pull-out sutures with internal and external fixation to the use of bone anchors. All techniques were accompanied with advantages and disadvantages as well as postoperative morbidities related to certain techniques. In the present technique we introduce a subperiosteal pull-out suturing technique...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144584/3d-printed-anchoring-sutures-for-permanent-shaping-of-tissues
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Wei Wei, Yuxiao Li, Huazhe Yang, Reza Nassab, Fatemeh Shahriyari, Ali Akpek, Xiaofei Guan, Yanhui Liu, Shahrouz Taranejoo, Ali Tamayol, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini, Hae Lin Jang
Sutures are one of the most widely used devices for adhering separated tissues after injury or surgery. However, most sutures require knotting, which can create a risk of inflammation, and can act as mechanically weak points that often result in breakage and slipping. Here, an anchoring suture is presented with a design that facilitates its propagation parallel to the suturing direction, while maximizing its resistive force against the opposite direction of external force to lock its position in tissues. Different microstructures of suture anchors are systematically designed using orthogonal arrays, and selected based on shape factors associated with mechanical strength...
November 16, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142212/dye-sensitized-solar-cells-based-on-a-push-pull-zinc-phthalocyanine-bearing-diphenylamine-donor-groups-computational-predictions-face-experimental-reality
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Riccardo Milan, Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Marco Cavazzini, Simonetta Orlandi, Rita Boaretto, Stefano Caramori, Isabella Concina, Gianluca Pozzi
Computational studies have suggested that the integration of secondary amine as donor groups in the structure of unsymmetrical zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) should have positive effects on photovoltaic performance, once the molecule is integrated as light harvester in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Aiming at obtaining experimental confirmation, we synthesized a peripherally substituted push-pull ZnPc bearing three electron donating diphenylamine substituents and a carboxylic acid anchoring group and integrated it as sensitizer in TiO2-based DSSCs...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140721/long-term-stability-of-soft-tissue-changes-in-anterior-open-bite-adults-treated-with-zygomatic-miniplate-anchored-maxillary-posterior-intrusion
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Eiman S Marzouk, Hassan E Kassem
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate soft tissue changes and their long-term stability in skeletal anterior open bite adults treated by maxillary posterior teeth intrusion using zygomatic miniplates and premolar extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lateral cephalograms of 26 patients were taken at pretreatment (T1), posttreatment (T2), 1 year posttreatment (T3), and 4 years posttreatment (T4). RESULTS: At the end of treatment, the soft tissue facial height and profile convexity were reduced...
November 15, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140709/tuning-anatase-surface-reactivity-towards-carboxylic-acid-anchor-groups
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Mariana Cecilio de Oliveira Monteiro, Patrik Schmuki, Manuela Sonja Killian
The effect of different post-treatments on TiO2 anatase surface reactivity was investigated, in order to obtain the best techniques for enhancing anatase performance in diverse applications, e.g. in photocatalysis and especially as photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Different post-treatments of compact anodic anatase TiO2 were compared, including O2 plasma, UV irradiation, immersion in H2O2, vapor thermal treatment and post-anodization, evaluating the increase of the amount of OH reactive groups on the surface and removal of surface contamination...
November 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140585/timap-the-versatile-protein-phosphatase-1-regulator-in-endothelial-cells
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REVIEW
Anita Boratkó, Csilla Csortos
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inhibited membrane associated protein, TIMAP, is the member of the myosin phosphatase targeting protein (MYPT) family of protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) regulatory subunits. The N-terminal part of TIMAP has a typical MYPT family structure with a sequence element called MyPhone (myosin phosphatase N-terminal element), a putative bipartite nuclear localization signal, a PP1 catalytic subunit binding motif, and five ankyrin repeats. The C-terminal half of TIMAP is intrinsically disordered, but ends with a functional CAAX box for lipid modification which allows localization of TIMAP at the plasma membrane...
November 15, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138920/concurrent-arthroscopic-osteochondral-lesion-treatment-and-lateral-ankle-ligament-repair-has-no-substantial-effect-on-the-outcome-of-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability
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Dong Jiang, Yin-Fang Ao, Chen Jiao, Xing Xie, Lin-Xin Chen, Qin-Wei Guo, Yue-Lin Hu
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of concurrent arthroscopic osteochondral lesion (OCL) treatment and lateral ankle ligament repair on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability. It was hypothesized that the arthroscopic OCL treatment might have some negative effect on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI) by compromising the rehabilitation program. METHODS: Ankle arthroscopy and anatomic lateral ankle ligament repair with suture anchors were performed for 70 patients with CLAI between 2010 and 2012...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135863/effectiveness-in-rehabilitation-of-current-wireless-cros-technology-in-experienced-bone-anchored-implant-users
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Hillary A Snapp, Michael E Hoffer, Xuezhong Liu, Suhrud M Rajguru
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of current contralateral routing of signal technology (CROS) to bone-anchored implants in experienced bone-anchored implant users with unilateral severe-profound sensorineural hearing loss. DESIGN: Prospective, within-subject repeated-measures comparison study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Adult, English-speaking patients (n = 12) with severe-profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss implanted with a bone-anchored implant for the indication of single-sided deafness...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134232/skeletally-anchored-mesialization-of-molars-using-digitized-casts-and-two-surface-matching-approaches-analysis-of-treatment-effects
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Kathrin Becker, Benedict Wilmes, Chantal Grandjean, Sivabalan Vasudavan, Dieter Drescher
PURPOSE: To (1) quantify the three-dimensional treatment effect of a Mesialslider appliance using superimposed digital models, (2) to evaluate anchorage loss (measured by incisor displacement), and (3) to assess agreement between two different matching approaches, i.e., control point (CP)-based and iterative closest point (ICP) matching. METHODS: In a retrospective study, the effects of a skeletally anchored uni- and bilateral mesialization appliance (Mesialslider) as well as simultaneous mesialization and distalization appliance (Mesio-Distalslider) were evaluated in 48 subjects (aged 11-53 years)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126905/failure-of-active-targeting-by-a-cholesterol-anchored-ligand-and-improvement-by-altering-the-lipid-composition-to-prevent-ligand-desorption
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Shoshiro Yamamoto, Yu Sakurai, Hideyoshi Harashima
Although anti-angiogenic therapy is predicted to be an effective therapy for treating cancer, selectively targeting tumor endothelial cells (TECs), and not normal endothelial cells, remains a major obstacle. Modifying a drug carrier with a targeting ligand is a popular strategy for developing an active-targeting type drug delivery system (DDS). We previously reported that a cyclo(Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe-Lys) (cRGD)-equipped liposome that contains encapsulated siRNA (RGD-MEND) achieved an efficient therapeutic outcome in a murine cancer model...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124929/injectable-polymeric-cytokine-binding-nanowires-are-effective-tissue-specific-immunomodulators
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Colin R Zamecnik, Margaret M Lowe, David M Patterson, Michael D Rosenblum, Tejal A Desai
Injectable nanomaterials that interact with the host immune system without surgical intervention present spatially anchored complements to cell transplantation and could offer improved pharmacokinetics compared to systemic cytokine therapy. Here we demonstrate fabrication of high aspect ratio polycaprolactone nanowires coupled with cytokine-binding antibodies that assemble into porous matrices when injected into the subcutaneous space. These structures are fabricated using a nanotemplating technique that allows for tunability of particle dimensions and utilize a straightforward maleimide conjugation chemistry to allow site-specific coupling to proteins...
November 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123182/identification-of-a-novel-camp-dependent-protein-kinase-a-phosphorylation-site-on-the-human-cardiac-calcium-channel
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Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Padmapriya Muralidharan, Evan Ingley, Jakob Petereit, Harvey A Millar, Livia C Hool
The "Fight or Flight" response is elicited by extrinsic stress and is necessary in many species for survival. The response involves activation of the β-adrenergic signalling pathway. Surprisingly the mechanisms have remained unresolved. Calcium influx through the cardiac L-type Ca(2+) channel (Cav1.2) is absolutely required. Here we identify the functionally relevant site for PKA phosphorylation on the human cardiac L-type Ca(2+) channel pore forming α1 subunit using a novel approach. We used a cell free system where we could assess direct effects of PKA on human purified channel protein function reconstituted in proteoliposomes...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119860/cost-effectiveness-of-bone-anchored-prostheses-using-osseointegrated-fixation-myth-or-reality
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Laurent Alain Frossard, Gregory Merlo, Brendan Burkett, Tanya Quincey, Debra Berg
BACKGROUND: In principle, lower limb bone-anchored prostheses could alleviate expenditure associated with typical socket manufacturing and residuum treatments due to socket-suspended prostheses. OBJECTIVE: This study reports (a) the incremental costs and (b) heath gain as well as (c) cost-effectiveness of bone-anchored prostheses compared to socket-suspended prostheses. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective individual case-controlled observations and systematic review...
November 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119095/changes-consequent-to-maxillary-molar-distalization-with-the-bone-anchored-pendulum-appliance
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Aldo Otazú Cambiano, Guilherme Janson, Acácio Fuziy, Daniela Gamba Garib, Diego Coelho Lorenzoni
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the dentoalveolar, skeletal, and soft tissue effects obtained with bone-anchored pendulum appliance in patients with Class II malocclusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 patients (4 male, 14 female) at a mean pretreatment age of 14.0 years (+1.08) were enrolled in this study. All patients were treated with the bone-anchored pendulum appliance for an average duration of 4.8 months. Only the active distalization period was evaluated with predistalization and postdistalization lateral cephalograms...
October 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117478/design-synthesis-and-self-assembly-of-polymers-with-tailored-graft-distributions
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Alice B Chang, Tzu-Pin Lin, Niklas B Thompson, Shao-Xiong Luo, Allegra Lauren Liberman-Martin, Hsiang-Yun Chen, Byeongdu Lee, Robert H Grubbs
Grafting density and graft distribution impact the chain dimensions and physical properties of polymers. However, achieving precise control over these structural parameters presents long-standing synthetic challenges. In this report, we introduce a versatile strategy to synthesize polymers with tailored architectures via grafting-through ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). One-pot copolymerization of an ω-norbornenyl macromonomer and a discrete norbornenyl co-monomer (diluent) provides opportunities to control the backbone sequence and therefore the side chain distribution...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116738/unique-hierarchical-mo2c-c-nanosheet-hybrids-as-active-electrocatalyst-for-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
#18
Can Wu, Jinghong Li
A facile and effective pyrolysis stratagem is proposed for the synthesis of hierarchical Mo2C/C nanosheet hybrids with sodium chloride (NaCl) crystals as a template. Large numbers of well-dispersed sheet-like Mo2C nanoparticles with the thickness of about 20 nm were anchored on the surface of carbon nanosheets. Benefiting from the ideal synergistic catalytic effect between the highly active sheet-like Mo2C nanoparticles and the conductive graphitic carbon, and strong charge transfer ability, the unique hierarchical sheet-like structure of Mo2C/C hybrids demonstrated excellent hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance in both alkaline and acid medias with small overpotential (125 mV for 10 mA cm(-2) in 1 M KOH and 180 mV for 10 mA cm(-2) in 0...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112964/environment-dependence-of-behavioural-consistency-in-adult-male-european-green-lizards-lacerta-viridis
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Gergely Horváth, Boglárka Mészáros, Tamás János Urszán, Katalin Bajer, Orsolya Molnár, László Zsolt Garamszegi, Gábor Herczeg
Understanding the background mechanisms affecting the emergence and maintenance of consistent between-individual variation within population in single (animal personality) or across multiple (behavioural syndrome) behaviours has key importance. State-dependence theory suggests that behaviour is 'anchored' to individual state (e.g. body condition, gender, age) and behavioural consistency emerges through behavioural-state feedbacks. A number of relevant state variables are labile (e.g. body condition, physiological performance) and expected to be affected by short-term environmental change...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109533/bipolar-configuration-with-twisted-loop-defect-in-chiral-nematic-droplets-under-homeotropic-surface-anchoring
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Mikhail N Krakhalev, Anna P Gardymova, Oxana O Prishchepa, Vladimir Yu Rudyak, Alexander V Emelyanenko, Jui-Hsiang Liu, Victor Ya Zyryanov
Optical textures and appropriate orientational structures have been studied within droplets of chiral nematic dispersed in polymer assigning the homeotropic anchoring. The helix axis of the chiral structure inside droplets forms the bipolar configuration. The optical droplet textures were analysed in the unpolarised light, analyser switching-off scheme and in crossed polarisers. The twisted loop defect reveals itself convincingly in all schemes. Its appearance at the optical patterns of the chiral nematic droplets has been examined depending on their size and the aspect direction...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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