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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644845/lipo-pge1-suppresses-collagen-production-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-via-the-erk-ets-1-signaling-pathway
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Yoolhee Yang, Hee Jung Kim, Kyong-Je Woo, Daeho Cho, Sa Ik Bang
Dysregulation of collagen production contributes to various pathological processes, including tissue fibrosis as well as impaired wound healing. Lipo-prostaglandin E1 (Lipo-PGE1), a lipid microsphere-incorporated prostaglandin E1, is used as a vasodilator for the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. Lipo-PGE1 was recently shown to enhance human dermal fibroblast (HDF) migration and in vivo wound healing. No published study has characterized the role of Lipo-PGE1 in collagen regulation in HDFs. Here, we investigated the cellular signaling mechanism by which Lipo-PGE1 regulates collagen in HDFs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643415/cultivation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-and-epidermal-keratinocytes-on-keratin-coated-silica-bead-substrates
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Bee Yi Tan, Luong T H Nguyen, Hyo-Sop Kim, Jae-Ho Kim, Kee Woei Ng
Human hair keratin is promising as a bioactive material platform for various biomedical applications. To explore its versatility further, human hair keratin was coated onto monolayers of silica beads to produce film-like substrates. This combination was hypothesized to provide a synergistic effect in improving the biochemical properties of the resultant composite. Atomic Force Microscopy analysis showed uniform coatings of keratin on the silica beads with a slight increase in the resulting surface roughness...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640578/the-insect-analogue-to-the-lotus-leaf-a-planthopper-wing-membrane-incorporating-a-low-adhesion-non-wetting-superhydrophobic-bactericidal-and-biocompatible-surface
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Gregory Shaun Watson, David W Green, Bronwen W Cribb, Christopher Leslie Brown, Christopher Merritt, Mark James Tobin, Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Ming-Xia Sun, Alping Liang, Jolanta Anna Watson
Nature has produced many intriguing and spectacular surfaces at the micro and nanoscales. These small surface decorations act for a singular or, in most cases, a range of functions. The minute landscape found on the lotus leaf is one such example, displaying anti-wetting behaviour and low adhesion with foreign particulate matter. Indeed the lotus leaf has often been considered the 'benchmark' for such properties. One could expect that there are animal counterparts of this self-drying and self-cleaning surface system...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627622/human-amnion-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-against-uva-irradiation-induced-human-dermal-fibroblast-senescence-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Chunli Zhang, Haishen Yuchi, Lu Sun, Xiaoli Zhou, Jinde Lin
The aim of the present study was to determine if human amnion‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (HAMSCs) exert a protective effect on ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation-induced human dermal fibroblast (HDF) senescence. A senescence model was constructed as follows: HDFs (104‑106 cells/well) were cultured in a six‑well plate in vitro and then exposed to UVA irradiation at 9 J/cm2 for 30 min. Following the irradiation period, HDFs were co‑cultured with HAMSCs, which were seeded on transwells. A total of 72 h following the co‑culturing, senescence‑associated β‑galactosidase staining was performed and reactive oxygen species (ROS) content and mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) were detected in the HDFs via flow cytometric analysis...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619269/comparing-effects-of-cervical-anterior-approach-and-laminoplasty-in-surgical-management-of-cervical-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-by-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study
#5
Yang Hou, Lei Liang, Guodong Shi, Peng Xu, Guohua Xu, Jiangang Shi, Wen Yuan
INTRODUCTION: The laminoplasty has been the most widely used surgical method for OPLL. In recent years, increasing attention has been drawn to the anterior operative approaches for surgical treatment of cervical OPLL. However, which method is the optimum selection for therapy of cervical OPLL is still obscure. Therefore, we performed this prospective nonrandomized clinical studyin patients with multilevelcervical myelopathydue to OPLL and compare thetherapeutic efficiencyof laminoplastyand anterior approach (cervical discectomy and/or cervicalcorpectomy) in the management of multi-level cervical OPLL...
June 12, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608319/amelioration-of-obesity-related-characteristics-by-a-probiotic-formulation-in-a-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rat-model
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Joo-Hyun Shin, Myung Hee Nam, Hyerim Lee, Joong-Su Lee, Hojun Kim, Myung-Jun Chung, Jae-Gu Seo
PURPOSE: Obesity is a major public health concern. Despite its multi-factorial etiology, alterations in intestinal microbiota and the immune system are frequently observed. We investigated the effect of Duolac Gold (DG), a probiotic formulation containing 2 Lactobacillus strains (L. acidophilus LA1 and L. rharmnosus LR5), 3 Bifidobacterium (B. bifidum BF3, B. lactis BL3, and B. longum BG7), and Streptococcus thermophilus ST3, on morphometric and metabolic parameters, intestinal microbiota, and intestinal immune responses in a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rat model...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599308/an-ultra-sensitive-biophysical-risk-assessment-of-light-effect-on-skin-cells
#7
Devasier Bennet, Buddolla Viswanath, Sanghyo Kim, Jeong Ho An
The aim of this study was to analyze photo-dynamic and photo-pathology changes of different color light radiations on human adult skin cells. We used a real-time biophysical and biomechanics monitoring system for light-induced cellular changes in an in vitro model to find mechanisms of the initial and continuous degenerative process. Cells were exposed to intermittent, mild and intense (1-180 min) light with On/Off cycles, using blue, green, red and white light. Cellular ultra-structural changes, damages, and ECM impair function were evaluated by up/down-regulation of biophysical, biomechanical and biochemical properties...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593881/differential-hemoglobin-a-sequestration-between-hemodialysis-modalities
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Uzma Naseeb, Shamshad Zarina, Theres Jägerbrink, Jawed Shafqat, Hans Jörnvall, Jonas Axelsson
This report evaluates plasma protein patterns, dialysates and protein analysis of used dialysis membranes from the same patient under hemodialysis in three separate modalities, using high-flux membranes in concentration-driven transport (HD), convection-driven hemofiltration (HF) and combined hemodialfiltration (HDF). The plasma protein changes induced by each of the three dialysis modalities showed small differences in proteins identified towards our previous plasma analyses of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
April 19, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587261/ulmus-macrocarpa-hance-extracts-attenuated-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-and-uvb-induced-skin-photo-aging-by-activating-antioxidant-enzymes-and-inhibiting-mapk-pathways
#9
Sun-Il Choi, Jin-Ha Lee, Jae-Min Kim, Tae-Dong Jung, Bong-Yeon Cho, Seung-Hyun Choi, Dae-Won Lee, Jinkyung Kim, Jong-Yea Kim, Ok-Hawn Lee
To protect from reactive oxygen species (ROS) damages, skin cells have evolved to have antioxidant enzymes, such as copper and zinc-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD1), mitochondrial manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD2), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and glutathione reductase (GR), and suppressed the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways, such as c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38. Bioactive compounds analyses were performed using a high-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array detector (HPLC-PDA) system...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571019/high-flux-dialysis-clinical-biochemical-and-proteomic-comparison-with-low-flux-dialysis-and-on-line-hemodiafiltration
#10
Carlo Donadio, Angeliki Kanaki, Nadia Sami, Danika Tognotti
Hemodiafiltration on-line (on-line HDF) is a more efficient treatment than low-flux hemodialysis (HD). Unfortunately, it cannot be proposed to all patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficiency, and mechanisms of removal of toxins with high-flux HD vs. low-flux HD and on-line HDF. Randomized cross-over study designed to evaluate efficiency and tolerability of high-flux HD vs. low-flux HD in aged patients; to compare by means of biochemical and proteomic analyses the efficiency and mechanisms of removal of toxins with high-flux HD vs...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566621/dual-protective-effects-of-flavonoids-from-petasites-japonicus-against-uvb-induced-apoptosis-mediated-via-hsf-1-activated-heat-shock-proteins-and-nrf2-activated-heme-oxygenase-1-pathways
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Ki Mo Kim, A-Rang Im, Sanghyun Lee, Sungwook Chae
The leaves of Petasites japonicus are used for their anti-allergic properties in traditional Korean, Japanese, and Chinese medicine. This study aimed to identify bioactive compounds isolated from P. japonicus leaves. All compounds were assessed for their ability of transcriptional activation, induction of phase 2 enzymes and heat shock proteins (HSPs), as well as protection against the UVB-induced apoptotic cell death. Bioactive compounds were isolated from P. japonicus leaves. All compounds were evaluated for their protective effect using human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) and human epidermal keratinocyte cells (HEKC) treated with UVB radiation...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554308/lipid-metabolism-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-five-year-follow-up-study
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Magdaléna Dušejovská, Barbora Staňková, Marek Vecka, Jana Rychlíková, Magdaléna Mokrejšová, Ivan Rychlík, Aleš Žák
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) exhibit high morbidity as well as mortality for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Therefore, we investigated differences in individual lipoprotein classes and subclasses in ESRD patients under chronic high volume hemodiafiltration (HV-HDF) in comparison with a control group. We also assessed the prognosis of these patients and analyzed these parameters after 5 years follow-up. METHODS: 57 patients and 50 controls were enrolled...
May 29, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553540/stimuli-responsive-multifunctional-glyconanoparticle-platforms-for-targeted-drug-delivery-and-cancer-cell-imaging
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Xumeng Wu, Yu Jia Tan, Hui Ting Toh, Lan Huong Nguyen, Shu Hui Kho, Sing Yian Chew, Ho Sup Yoon, Xue-Wei Liu
Targeted bioimaging or chemotherapeutic drug delivery to achieve the desired therapeutic effects while minimizing side effects has attracted considerable research attention and remains a clinical challenge. Presented herein is a multi-component delivery system based on carbohydrate-functionalized gold nanoparticles conjugated with a fluorophore or prodrug. The system leverages active targeting based on carbohydrate-lectin interactions and release of the payload by biological thiols. Cell-type specific delivery of the activatable fluorophore was examined by confocal imaging on HepG2 cells, and displays distinct selectivity towards HepG2 cells over HeLa and NIH3T3 cells...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541773/induction-of-salivary-gland-like-cells-from-dental-follicle-epithelial-cells
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Q L Xu, A Furuhashi, Q Z Zhang, C M Jiang, T-H Chang, A D Le
The dental follicle (DF), most often associated with unerupted teeth, is a condensation of ectomesenchymal cells that surrounds the tooth germ in early stages of tooth development. In the present study, we aim to isolate epithelial stem-like cells from the human DF and explore their potential differentiation into salivary gland (SG) cells. We demonstrated the expression of stem cell-related genes in the epithelial components of human DF tissues, and these epithelial progenitor cells could be isolated and ex vivo expanded in a reproducible manner...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535525/expanded-hemodialysis-a-new-therapy-for-a-new-class-of-membranes
#15
Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
A wide spectrum of molecules is retained in end-stage kidney disease, normally defined as uremic toxins. These solutes have different molecular weights and radii. Current dialysis membranes and techniques only remove solutes in the range of 50-15,000 Da, with limited or no capability to remove solutes in the middle to high molecular weight range (up to 50,000 Da). Improved removal has been obtained with high cut-off (HCO) membranes, with albumin loss representing a limitation to their practical application...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534129/insomnia-muscular-cramps-and-pruritus-have-low-intensity-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-good-dialysis-efficiency-low-inflammation-and-arteriovenous-fistula
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Olga Hilda Orasan, Aniela Pop Saplontai, Angela Cozma, Simona Racasan, Ina Maria Kacso, Crina Claudia Rusu, Diana Moldovan, Dacian Tirinescu, Alina Potra, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Remus Aurel Orasan
INTRODUCTION: Insomnia, muscular cramps, pruritus and postdialysis recovery time (RT) are quality-of-life parameters that affect hemodialysis (HD) patients physically and mentally. METHODS: We included 171 end-stage renal disease patients: 115 on high-flux HD and 56 on online hemodiafiltration (HDF). Patients were asked "How long does it take you to recover from a dialysis session?" and they evaluated intensity (absent, mild, medium and severe) of insomnia, muscular cramps and pruritus in the past 4 weeks...
May 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530542/a-comparison-of-the-toxicity-of-mono-bis-tris-and-tetrakis-phosphino-silver-complexes-on-sno-esophageal-cancer-cells
#17
Zelinda Engelbrecht, Kariska Potgieter, Zenele Mpela, Rehana Malgas-Enus, Reinout Meijboom, Marianne J Cronje
Several silver(I) triphenylphosphine adducts were prepared as 1:1 to 1:4 ratios of silver nitrate to triphenylphosphine were used to determine their anticancer activity in a malignant SNO esophageal cell line. The silver-phosphine adducts include: [Ag(PPh3)]NO3 (1); [Ag(PPh3)2]NO3 (2); [Ag(PPh3)3]NO3 (3) and [Ag(PPh3)4]NO3 (4). In addition, the activity of 1-4 where compared to previously reported complexes [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)2PPh2)2]NO3 (5) and [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)3PPh2)2]NO3 (6). The cytotoxicity of complexes 1 to 6 was also evaluated in non-malignant human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF-a)...
May 22, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529127/antioxidant-peroxiredoxin-3-expression-is-regulated-by-17beta-estradiol-in-rat-white-adipose-tissue
#18
Marco Bauza-Thorbrügge, M Bel Galmés-Pascual, Miquel Sbert-Roig, J Francisco García-Palmer, Magdalena Gianotti, M Ana Proenza, Isabel Lladó
Peroxiredoxin 3 (PRX3) plays a role as a regulator of the adipocyte mitochondrial function due to its antioxidant activity. We have previously reported the existence of a sexual dimorphism in the mitochondrial oxidative stress status of many rat tissues such as white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissues. The aim was to elucidate whether sex hormones may play a role in PRX3 expression in the adipose tissues of rats. In in vivo experiments, male and female standard diet fed rats, high fat diet (HFD) fed rats and rosiglitazone-supplemented HFD (HDF+Rsg) fed rats, as well as ovariectomized (OVX) and 17beta-estradiol-supplemented OVX (OVX+E2) female rats were used...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528250/antifungal-toxicity-of-linear-geranylphenol-influence-of-oxigenate-substituents
#19
Lautaro Taborga, Maximiliano Sortino, Carrasco Héctor, Estefanía Butassi, Susana Zacchino, Luis Espinoza
Twenty four linear geranylphenols were evaluated for their antifungal properties against ATCC and clinical isolates of Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. For the analysis of their antifungal behavior the compounds were grouped into two series: (i) compounds with only one geranyl substituent on the benzene ring and (ii) compounds with two geranyl moieties on the benzene ring. Results showed that compounds of series (i) present better antifungal activities than those of series (ii). In addition, within group (i) all compounds showed better activities against C...
May 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509398/the-multi-component-antirestriction-system-of-phage-p1-is-linked-to-capsid-morphogenesis
#20
Denish Piya, Leonardo Vara, William K Russell, Ry Young, Jason J Gill
Bacterial Type I restriction-modification (R-M) systems present a major barrier to foreign DNA entering the bacterial cell. The temperate phage P1 packages several proteins into the virion that protect the phage DNA from host restriction. Isogenic P1 deletion mutants were used to reconstitute the previously described restriction phenotypes associated with darA and darB. While P1ΔdarA and P1ΔdarB produced the expected phenotypes, deletions of adjacent genes hdf and ddrA also produced darA-like phenotypes and deletion of ulx produced a darB-like phenotype, implicating several new proteins of previously unknown function in the P1 dar antirestriction system...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
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