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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651246/development-of-a-perfusion-platform-for-dynamic-cultivation-of-in-vitro-skin-models
#1
Kay Strüver, Wolfgang Friess, Sarah Hedtrich
Reconstructed skin models are suitable test systems for toxicity testing and for basic investigations on (patho-)physiological aspects of human skin. Reconstructed human skin, however, has clear limitations such as the lack of immune cells and a significantly weaker skin barrier function compared to native human skin. Potential reasons for the latter might be the lack of mechanical forces during skin model cultivation which is performed classically in static well-plate setups. Mechanical forces and shear stress have a major impact on tissue formation and, hence, tissue engineering...
June 27, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651148/aldo-keto-reductase-activity-after-diethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-in-eutopic-and-ectopic-endometrial-cells
#2
La Yeon Kim, Mee Ran Kim, Jang Heub Kim, Hyun Hee Cho
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a multifactorial gynaecological disease in reproductive-age women. Endometriotic tissue is characterized by high prostaglandin levels and progesterone resistance. Human aldo-keto reductases (AKRs) convert progesterone to a less potent metabolite and cause progesterone resistance. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated whether diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) alters AKR expression in human ectopic and eutopic endometrium. STUDY DESIGN: We used microarrays and western blotting to study the effects of DEHP, and checked the presence of AKR in endometriosis patients by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651005/optimization-of-a-murine-and-human-tissue-model-to-recapitulate-dermal-and-pulmonary-features-of-systemic-sclerosis
#3
Tomoya Watanabe, Tetsuya Nishimoto, Logan Mlakar, Jonathan Heywood, Maya Malaab, Stanley Hoffman, Carol Feghali-Bostwick
The murine bleomycin (BLM)-induced fibrosis model is the most widely used in systemic sclerosis (SSc) studies. It has been reported that systemic delivery of BLM via continuous diffusion from subcutaneously implanted osmotic minipumps can cause fibrosis of the skin, lungs, and other internal organs. However, the mouse strain, dosage of BLM, administration period, and additional important features differ from one report to the next. In this study, by employing the pump model in C57BL/6J mice, we show a dose-dependent increase in lung fibrosis by day 28 and a transient increase in dermal thickness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650945/treatment-approach-for-infection-of-healed-fractures-after-internal-fixation
#4
Joshua M Lawrenz, Salvatore J Frangiamore, Ajinkya A Rane, W Alex Cantrell, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy of a treatment approach for patients with infection and colonized implants after open reduction and internal fixation of fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Level one trauma center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients were treated for wound infection with colonized implants after open reduction and internal fixation. INTERVENTION: Surgical debridement, removal of implants and a short post-operative oral antibiotic course...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650004/a-collagen-telopeptide-binding-peptide-shows-potential-in-aiding-collagen-bundle-formation-and-fibril-orientation
#5
Wenyu Yang, Lin Li, Guanghao Su, Zhe Zhang, Yiting Cao, Xuemin Li, Yanping Shi, Qiqing Zhang
Type I collagen, the main component of the extracellular matrix (ECM), assembles into bundles, which are then arranged in an orderly manner in many tissues. Various in vitro methods have been developed to mimic this native characteristic to create aligned, collagen-based materials for constructing tissue-engineered organs. In this study, we examined a new strategy to enhance collagen bundle formation and fibril orientation through administration of a collagen telopeptide binding peptide (CTBP). We found that CTBP, or a double-armed CTBP-PEG-CTBP derivative, could interact with both individual collagen molecules and fibrils...
June 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649896/platelet-lysate-as-a-serum-replacement-for-skin-cell-culture-on-biomimetic-pcl-nanofibers
#6
Vera Sovkova, Karolina Vocetkova, Michala Rampichova, Andrea Mickova, Matej Buzgo, Vera Lukasova, Jana Dankova, Eva Filova, Alois Necas, Evzen Amler
Platelets are a popular source of native growth factors for tissue engineering applications. The aim of the study was to verify the use of platelet lysate as a fetal bovine serum (FBS) replacement for skin cell culture. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was characterized using the Bio-Plex system. The cells (fibroblasts, melanocytes, and keratinocytes) were cultured on PCL nanofibrous scaffolds to mimic their natural microenvironment. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was determined, and to the cells, a medium containing platelet lysate or platelet lysate in combination with FBS was added...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649807/microrna-196-regulates-hox-gene-expression-in-human-gluteal-adipose-tissue
#7
Adeline Divoux, Hui Xie, Jian-Liang Li, Kalypso Karastergiou, Ranjan J Perera, R Jeffrey Chang, Susan K Fried, Steven R Smith
OBJECTIVE: Lower body fat is associated with diminishing cardiometabolic risk. Physiological differences between gluteofemoral and abdominal subcutaneous adipocyte functions are known, but the molecular basis for depot differences in adipocyte function is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identify depot differences in microRNA (miRNA) expression in human abdominal and gluteofemoral subcutaneous adipose tissues and their implication in gene regulation. METHODS: Abdominal and gluteofemoral adipose tissue aspirates obtained from 18 participants (9 male and 9 female, age 30 ± 1...
June 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649697/bioorthogonal-labeling-of-human-prostate-cancer-tissue-slice-cultures-for-glycoproteomics
#8
David R Spiciarich, Rosalie Nolley, Sophia L Maund, Sean C Purcell, Jason Herschel, Anthony T Iavarone, Donna M Peehl, Carolyn R Bertozzi
Sialylated glycans are found at elevated levels in many types of cancer and have been implicated in disease progression. However, the specific glycoproteins that contribute to the cancer cell-surface sialylation are not well characterized, specifically in bona fide human disease tissue. Metabolic and bioorthogonal labeling methods have previously enabled the enrichment and identification of sialoglycoproteins from cultured cells and model organisms. Herein, we report the first application of this glycoproteomic platform to human tissues cultured ex vivo...
June 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649632/three-dimensional-organotypic-co-culture-model-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-macrophages-to-study-salmonella-enterica-colonization-patterns
#9
Jennifer Barrila, Jiseon Yang, Aurélie Crabbé, Shameema F Sarker, Yulong Liu, C Mark Ott, Mayra A Nelman-Gonzalez, Simon J Clemett, Seth D Nydam, Rebecca J Forsyth, Richard R Davis, Brian E Crucian, Heather Quiriarte, Kenneth L Roland, Karen Brenneman, Clarence Sams, Christine Loscher, Cheryl A Nickerson
Three-dimensional models of human intestinal epithelium mimic the differentiated form and function of parental tissues often not exhibited by two-dimensional monolayers and respond to Salmonella in key ways that reflect in vivo infections. To further enhance the physiological relevance of three-dimensional models to more closely approximate in vivo intestinal microenvironments encountered by Salmonella, we developed and validated a novel three-dimensional co-culture infection model of colonic epithelial cells and macrophages using the NASA Rotating Wall Vessel bioreactor...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649573/supramolecular-self-assembly-of-a-model-hydrogelator-characterization-of-fiber-formation-and-morphology
#10
Yuan Gao, Ryan Nieuwendaal, Emilios K Dimitriadis, Boualem Hammouda, Jack F Douglas, Bing Xu, Ferenc Horkay
Hydrogels are of intense recent interest in connection with biomedical applications ranging from 3-D cell cultures and stem cell differentiation to regenerative medicine, controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering. This prototypical form of soft matter has many emerging material science applications outside the medical field. The physical processes underlying this type of solidification are incompletely understood and this limits design efforts aimed at optimizing these materials for applications. We address this general problem by applying multiple techniques (e...
December 2016: Gels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649446/phenotypic-profiling-of-cftr-modulators-in-patient-derived-respiratory-epithelia
#11
Saumel Ahmadi, Zoltan Bozoky, Michelle Di Paola, Sunny Xia, Canhui Li, Amy P Wong, Leigh Wellhauser, Steven V Molinski, Wan Ip, Hong Ouyang, Julie Avolio, Julie D Forman-Kay, Felix Ratjen, Jeremy A Hirota, Johanna Rommens, Janet Rossant, Tanja Gonska, Theo J Moraes, Christine E Bear
Pulmonary disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis, a disease caused by mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene. Heterogeneity in CFTR genotype-phenotype relationships in affected individuals plus the escalation of drug discovery targeting specific mutations highlights the need to develop robust in vitro platforms with which to stratify therapeutic options using relevant tissue. Toward this goal, we adapted a fluorescence plate reader assay of apical CFTR-mediated chloride conductance to enable profiling of a panel of modulators on primary nasal epithelial cultures derived from patients bearing different CFTR mutations...
April 14, 2017: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649013/online-quantitative-monitoring-of-live-cell-engineered-cartilage-growth-using-diffuse-fiber-optic-raman-spectroscopy
#12
Mads S Bergholt, Michael B Albro, Molly M Stevens
Tissue engineering (TE) has the potential to improve the outcome for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The successful clinical translation of this technique as part of a therapy requires the ability to measure extracellular matrix (ECM) production of engineered tissues in vitro, in order to ensure quality control and improve the likelihood of tissue survival upon implantation. Conventional techniques for assessing the ECM content of engineered cartilage, such as biochemical assays and histological staining are inherently destructive...
June 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648749/transcriptome-profiling-of-3d-co-cultured-cardiomyocytes-and-endothelial-cells-under-oxidative-stress-using-a-photocrosslinkable-hydrogel-system
#13
Xiaoshan Yue, Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common among cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial cells (ECs) are considered to have protective effects on cardiomyocytes (CMs) under stress conditions such as MI; however, the paracrine CM-EC crosstalk and the resulting endogenous cellular responses that could contribute to this protective effect are not thoroughly investigated. Here we created biomimetic synthetic tissues containing CMs and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived ECs (iECs), which showed improved cell survival compared to single cultures under conditions mimicking the aftermath of MI, and performed high-throughput RNA-sequencing to identify target pathways that could govern CM-iEC crosstalk and the resulting improvement in cell viability...
June 22, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648742/polo-like-kinase-2-modulates-%C3%AE-synuclein-protein-levels-by-regulating-its-mrna-production
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Rikke H Kofoed, Jin Zheng, Nelson Ferreira, Søren Lykke-Andersen, Mauro Salvi, Cristine Betzer, Lasse Reimer, Torben Heick Jensen, Karina Fog, Poul H Jensen
Variations in the α-synuclein-encoding SNCA gene represent the greatest genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD), and duplications/triplications of SNCA cause autosomal dominant familial PD. These facts closely link brain levels of α-synuclein with the risk of PD, and make lowering α-synuclein levels a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of PD and related synucleinopathies. In this paper, we corroborate previous findings on the ability of overexpressed Polo-like kinase 2 (PLK-2) to decrease cellular α-synuclein, but demonstrate that the process is independent of PLK-2 phosphorylating S129 in α-synuclein because a similar reduction is achieved with the non-phosphorable S129A mutant α-synuclein...
June 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648562/a-cellular-automaton-based-on-plasma-membrane-turnover-accurately-recapitulates-cell-mechanics-during-epithelial-scattering
#15
Christian F Schmutz, Trey D Hatton, Michael P Blomfield, Benjamin D Chandler, Trent C Benedick, Marc D H Hansen
Epithelial cells can be triggered to actively detach from epithelial tissues and become solitary, migratory and invasive. This process occurs repeatedly in development, where it is termed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and can be recapitulated as epithelial scattering in cell culture models. Detachment of cell-cell junctions involves changes in contractile forces, actin cytoskeletal organization, changes in cell-substrate adhesion properties, surface presentation of cell-cell adhesion molecules, and gene expression...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648364/differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-colonic-organoids-via-transient-activation-of-bmp-signaling
#16
Jorge O Múnera, Nambirajan Sundaram, Scott A Rankin, David Hill, Carey Watson, Maxime Mahe, Jefferson E Vallance, Noah F Shroyer, Katie L Sinagoga, Adrian Zarzoso-Lacoste, Jonathan R Hudson, Jonathan C Howell, Praneet Chatuvedi, Jason R Spence, John M Shannon, Aaron M Zorn, Michael A Helmrath, James M Wells
Gastric and small intestinal organoids differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have revolutionized the study of gastrointestinal development and disease. Distal gut tissues such as cecum and colon, however, have proved considerably more challenging to derive in vitro. Here we report the differentiation of human colonic organoids (HCOs) from hPSCs. We found that BMP signaling is required to establish a posterior SATB2+ domain in developing and postnatal intestinal epithelium. Brief activation of BMP signaling is sufficient to activate a posterior HOX code and direct hPSC-derived gut tube cultures into HCOs...
June 20, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648118/physiological-effects-of-proinsulin-connecting-peptide-in-human-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue
#17
A Ghorbani, R Shafiee-Nick, S A Zojaji, M T Rajabi-Mashhadi
Recent studies suggest that proinsulin-connecting peptide (C-peptide) may exhibit characteristics of a hormone and show physiological functions in various tissues. This study was aimed to determine whether C-peptide could be involved in the regulation of lipolysis, adiponectin release, and function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in adipose tissue. Human subcutaneous adipose tissue was cultured in the presence of C-peptide. The level of lipolysis was determined by glycerol measurement in the conditioned media...
June 26, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648117/alteration-of-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-atpase-expression-in-lower-limb-ischemia-caused-by-atherosclerosis-obliterans
#18
J Fodor, A Gomba-Tóth, T Oláh, E Zádor, Zs Cs Tóth, I Ioannis, B Molnár, I Kovács, L Csernoch
Atherosclerosis is a disease caused by a build-up of fatty plaques and cholesterol in the arteries. The lumen of the vessels is obliterated resulting in restricted blood supply to tissues. In ischemic conditions, the cytosolic Ca(2+) level of skeletal muscle may increase, indicating the alteration of Ca(2+) removal mechanisms. Ca(2+) is transported from cytosol into the sarcoplasmic reticulum by Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA), with its 1a isoform expressed in adult, while its 1b isoform in neonatal and regenerating fast-twitch skeletal muscle...
June 26, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648081/in-silico-and-in-vitro-screening-for-p-glycoprotein-interaction-with-tenofovir-darunavir-and-dapivirine-an-anti-retroviral-drug-combination-for-topical-prevention-of-colorectal-hiv-transmission
#19
Magda Swedrowska, Shirin Jamshidi, Abhinav Kumar, Charles Kelly, K Miraz Rahman, Ben Forbes
The aim of the study was to use in-silico and in vitro techniques to evaluate whether a triple formulation of antiretroviral drugs (tenofovir, darunavir and dapivirine) interacted with p-glycoprotein (P-gp) or exhibited any other permeability-altering drug-drug interactions in the colorectal mucosa. Potential drug interactions with P-gp were screened initially using molecular docking, followed by molecular dynamics simulations to analyse the identified drug-transporter interaction more mechanistically. The transport of tenofovir, darunavir and dapivirine was investigated in the Caco-2 cells models and colorectal tissue and their apparent permeability coefficient (Papp), efflux ratio (ER) and the effect of transporter inhibitors were evaluated...
June 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648055/poly-ethylene-glycol-mediated-collagen-gel-mechanics-regulates-cellular-phenotypes-in-a-microchanneled-matrix
#20
Max H Rich, Min Kyung Lee, William C Ballance, Marni Boppart, Hyunjoon Kong
For the past few decades, efforts have been extensively made to reproduce tissue of interests for various uses including fundamental bioscience studies, clinical treatments, and even soft robotic systems. In these studies, cells are often cultured in micropores introduced in a provisional matrix despite that bulk rigidity may negatively affect cellular differentiation involved in tissue formation. To this end, we hypothesized that suspending cells within a soft fibrous matrix that is encapsulated within the microchannels of a provisional matrix would allow us to mediate effects of the matrix rigidity on cells and, in turn, to increase the cell differentiation level...
June 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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