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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823058/polyurethane-gelatin-nanofibrils-neural-guidance-conduit-containing-platelet-rich-plasma-and-melatonin-for-transplantation-of-schwann-cells
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Majid Salehi, Mahdi Naseri-Nosar, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Mohammdreza Nourani, Arash Khojasteh, Saeed Farzamfar, Korosh Mansouri, Jafar Ai
The current study aimed to enhance the efficacy of peripheral nerve regeneration using a biodegradable porous neural guidance conduit as a carrier to transplant allogeneic Schwann cells (SCs). The conduit was prepared from polyurethane (PU) and gelatin nanofibrils (GNFs) using thermally induced phase separation technique and filled with melatonin (MLT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The prepared conduit had the porosity of 87.17 ± 1.89%, the contact angle of 78.17 ± 5.30° and the ultimate tensile strength and Young's modulus of 5...
August 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821883/synthesis-of-pincer-type-extractants-for-selective-extraction-of-palladium-from-pgms-an-improved-liquid-liquid-extraction-approach-to-current-refining-processes
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Muniyappan Rajiv Gandhi, Manabu Yamada, Kazutoshi Haga, Atsushi Shibayama
SCS pincer ligands 1-4 were synthesised, and their ability to extract Pd(II) from HCl and HNO3 media was studied. The Pd(II) extraction properties of 1-4 were compared with those of commercial extractants (DOS and LIX(®)84-I) in kerosene. 1 and 2 showed superior Pd(II) extractability (E% = 99.9) relative to DOS and LIX(®)84-I from 0.1-8.0 M HCl and to DOS from 0.1-8.0 M HNO3 and mixed HCl + HNO3 media. The Pd(II) extraction rate, acid durability, the most suitable organic/aqueous (O/A) phase ratio, and Pd(II) loading capacity of extractants 1, 2, and DOS were evaluated...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820536/atp7a-and-atp7b-regulate-copper-homeostasis-in-developing-male-germ-cells-in-mice
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Mateusz Ogórek, Małgorzata Lenartowicz, Rafał Starzyński, Aneta Jończy, Robert Staroń, Andrzej Doniec, Wojciech Krzeptowski, Aleksandra Bednarz, Olga Pierzchała, Paweł Lipiński, Zenon Rajfur, Zbigniew Baster, Patrycja Gibas-Tybur, Paweł Grzmil
The maintenance of copper homeostasis is critical for all cells. As learned from mice with disturbed copper metabolism, this trace element is also important for spermatogenesis. The experiments conducted in yeasts have demonstrated that appropriate copper level must be preserved to enable meiosis progression; however, increased copper level is toxic for cells. This study aims to analyze the expression profile of Atp7a and Atp7b and other genes encoding copper-related proteins during spermatogenesis in mice...
August 18, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815178/stem-cell-manipulation-gene-therapy-and-the-risk-of-cancer-stem-cell-emergence
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Flora Clément, Elodie Grockowiak, Florence Zylbersztejn, Gaëlle Fossard, Stéphanie Gobert, Véronique Maguer-Satta
Stem cells (SCs) have been extensively studied in the context of regenerative medicine. Human hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-based therapies have been applied to treat leukemic patients for decades. Handling of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has also raised hopes and concerns in the field of tissue engineering. Lately, discovery of cell reprogramming by Yamanaka's team has profoundly modified research strategies and approaches in this domain. As we gain further insight into cell fate mechanisms and identification of key actors and parameters, this also raises issues as to the manipulation of SCs...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813665/lineage-restricted-mammary-stem-cells-sustain-the-development-homeostasis-and-regeneration-of-the-estrogen-receptor-positive-lineage
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Alexandra Van Keymeulen, Marco Fioramonti, Alessia Centonze, Gaëlle Bouvencourt, Younes Achouri, Cédric Blanpain
The mammary gland (MG) is composed of different cell lineages, including the basal and the luminal cells (LCs) that are maintained by distinct stem cell (SC) populations. LCs can be subdivided into estrogen receptor (ER)(+) and ER(-) cells. LCs act as the cancer cell of origin in different types of mammary tumors. It remains unclear whether the heterogeneity found in luminal-derived mammary tumors arises from a pre-existing heterogeneity within LCs. To investigate LC heterogeneity, we used lineage tracing to assess whether the ER(+) lineage is maintained by multipotent SCs or by lineage-restricted SCs...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813498/phylogeography-of-bivalve-meretrix-petechialis-in-the-northwestern-pacific-indicated-by-mitochondrial-and-nuclear-dna-data
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Xiaoxuan Wang, Lingfeng Kong, Jun Chen, Akihiko Matsukuma, Qi Li
The marine clam Meretrix petechialis is an important economic shellfish species in Northwestern Pacific, but little is known about its phylogeographical pattern. Here, we analyzed 311 samples from 22 locations along the northwestern Pacific using combined profiling of one mitochondrial gene (the first subunit of cytochrome coxidase, COI) and one nuclear DNA marker (the internal transcribed spacer region 1, ITS-1) to investigate contemporary genetic structure and reconstruct phylogenetic history of this species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808583/successful-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-neuropathic-below-level-spinal-cord-injury-pain-following-complete-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Tim A Reck, Gunther Landmann
INTRODUCTION: Neuropathic pain is common in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and often difficult to treat. We report a case where epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) below the level of injury has been successfully applied in a patient with a complete spinal cord lesion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old female presented with neuropathic below-level SCI pain of both lower legs and feet due to complete SCI below T5. Time and pain duration since injury was 2 years...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808026/superior-colliculus-encodes-visual-saliency-before-the-primary-visual-cortex
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Brian J White, Janis Y Kan, Ron Levy, Laurent Itti, Douglas P Munoz
Models of visual attention postulate the existence of a bottom-up saliency map that is formed early in the visual processing stream. Although studies have reported evidence of a saliency map in various cortical brain areas, determining the contribution of phylogenetically older pathways is crucial to understanding its origin. Here, we compared saliency coding from neurons in two early gateways into the visual system: the primary visual cortex (V1) and the evolutionarily older superior colliculus (SC). We found that, while the response latency to visual stimulus onset was earlier for V1 neurons than superior colliculus superficial visual-layer neurons (SCs), the saliency representation emerged earlier in SCs than in V1...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807715/chrodrimanins-o-s-from-the-fungus-penicillium-sp-scs-kfd09-isolated-from-a-marine-worm-sipunculusnudus
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Fan-Dong Kong, Ren-Shuai Zhang, Qing-Yun Ma, Qing-Yi Xie, Pei Wang, Peng-Wei Chen, Li-Man Zhou, Hao-Fu Dai, Du-Qiang Luo, You-Xing Zhao
Five new meroterpenoids, chrodrimanins O-S (1-5), as well as a known one (6), were isolated from the fermentation broth of Penicillium sp. SCS-KFD09 isolated from a marine worm, Sipunculusnudus, from Haikou Bay, China. The structures including the absolute configurations of the new compounds were unambiguously elucidated by spectroscopic data and ECD spectra analysis along with quantum ECD calculations. Among them, compound 1 represents the first example of an unusual trichlorinated meroterpenoid with an unique dichlorine functionality...
August 12, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807200/a-sequential-assessment-of-the-preservation-injury-in-porcine-intestines
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Mihai Oltean, Lucian Jiga, Mats Hellström, John Söfteland, Marius Papurica, Teodora Hoinoiu, Mihai Ionac, Anna Casselbrant
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental evidence strongly suggest that ischemia-reperfusion injury after intestinal transplantation has deleterious short- and long-term effects and finding means to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major research area. The anatomical and physiological similarities between the human and porcine digestive tract favor its use as a preclinical model for translational research. Intriguingly, no systematic appraisal of the development of the intestinal preservation injury in pigs is available...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805883/a-novel-objective-chute-score-interacts-with-monensin-to-affect-growth-of-receiving-cattle
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K A Bruno, E S Vanzant, A W Altman, M Kudupoje, K A Vanzant, K R McLeod
Growth in cattle may be related to animal temperament via alterations in intake or feed conversion. However, temperament is ill-defined, and different temperament measures may relate differently to production traits or interact with dietary factors in their effects. To examine relationships between diet, temperament, growth, and health, 160 crossbred steers (262 ± 22 kg) were used in a 56-d RCBD experiment with a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial treatment structure with 5 pens/treatment. Steers were pen fed a corn silage-based diet with or without monensin (41...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804964/birth-outcomes-of-children-fathered-by-men-treated-with-systemic-corticosteroids-during-the-conception-period-a-cohort-study-based-on-nationwide-data
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M D Larsen, S Friedman, B Magnussen, B M Nørgård
Information on the safety of paternal use of medications prior to the time of conception is limited, and there is little available evidence regarding possible adverse effects of paternal use of systemic corticosteroids (SCS). In this cohort study, based on nationwide data, we examined the association between paternal use of SCS prior to conception and adverse birth outcomes. The study includes data from all singletons born in Denmark from 1January 1997 through 2013 (N=1,013,994). Children fathered by men who redeemed a prescription of SCS within 3 months before conception (N=2,380) constituted the exposed groups...
August 14, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804608/remyelination-improvement-after-neurotrophic-factors-secreting-cells-transplantation-in-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Shahnaz Razavi, Nazem Ghasemi, Mohammad Mardani, Hossein Salehi
OBJECTIVES: Neurotrophic factors secreting cells (NTS-SCs) may be a superior cell source for cell-based therapy in neurodegenerative diseases. NTS-SCs are able to secrete some neurotrophic Such as nerve growth factor and glia-derived neurotrophic factor. Our primary aim was to assess transplantation of neurotrophic factor secreting cells derived from human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) into the damaged spinal cord rats and determine the potential of these cells in remyelination...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804503/effects-of-angelica-extract-on-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-expressions-of-related-proteins
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Xiaowen Jiang, Lin Liu, Binqing Zhang, Ziyin Lu, Lu Qiao, Xinxin Feng, Wenhui Yu
The present study investigated the effects of Angelica extract (AE) on Schwann cell proliferation and expressions of related proteins, including brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Proliferation activity and cell cycles of SCs were evaluated by MTT assay and flow cytometry methods, respectively, after 12 h treatment of AE at different concentrations (62.5, 125, 250, 1000, 2000, 4000, and 8000 mg/L). SCs were treated by 500, 1000, and 2000 mg/L AE for 24 h or 48 h; the related genes mRNA and proteins expressions in SCs were detected by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803197/sources-and-accumulation-of-plutonium-in-a-large-western-pacific-marginal-sea-the-south-china-sea
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Junwen Wu, Minhan Dai, Yi Xu, Jian Zheng
In order to examine the sources of plutonium (Pu) and elaborate its scavenging and accumulation processes, (240)Pu/(239)Pu atom ratios and (239+240)Pu activities in the water column of the South China Sea (SCS) were determined and compared with our previously reported data for the sediments. Consistently high (240)Pu/(239)Pu atom ratios that ranged from 0.184-0.250 (average=0.228±0.015), indicative of non-global fallout Pu sources were observed both in the surface water and at depth during 2012-2014. The spatial distribution of the (240)Pu/(239)Pu atom ratio in the SCS showed a decreasing trend away from the Luzon Strait, which was very consistent with the introduction pathway of the Kuroshio Current...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795433/schwann-cell-dedifferentiation-associated-demyelination-leads-to-exocytotic-myelin-clearance-in-inflammatory-segmental-demyelination
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So Young Jang, Byeol-A Yoon, Yoon Kyung Shin, Seoug Hoon Yun, Young Rae Jo, Yun Young Choi, Meejung Ahn, Taekyun Shin, Joo In Park, Jong Kuk Kim, Hwan Tae Park
Schwann cells (SCs), which form the peripheral myelin sheath, have the unique ability to dedifferentiate and to destroy the myelin sheath under various demyelination conditions. During SC dedifferentiation-associated demyelination (SAD) in Wallerian degeneration (WD) after axonal injury, SCs exhibit myelin and junctional instability, down-regulation of myelin gene expression and autophagic myelin breakdown. However, in inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (IDN), it is still unclear how SCs react and contribute to segmental demyelination before myelin scavengers, macrophages, are activated for phagocytotic myelin digestion...
August 10, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792725/pharmacology-of-cumyl-carboxamide-synthetic-cannabinoid-new-psychoactive-substances-nps-cumyl-bica-cumyl-pica-cumyl-5f-pica-cumyl-5f-pinaca-and-their-analogues
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Mitchell Longworth, Samuel D Banister, Rochelle Boyd, Richard C Kevin, Mark Connor, Iain S McGregor, Michael Kassiou
Synthetic cannabinoids (SC) are the largest class of new psychoactive substances (NPS), and are increasingly associated with serious adverse effects. The majority of SC NPS are 1,3-disubstituted indoles and indazoles featuring a diversity of subunits at the 1- and 3-positions. Most recently, cumyl-derived indole- and indazole-3-carboxamides have been detected by law enforcement agencies and by emergency departments. Herein we describe the synthesis, characterization, and pharmacology of SCs CUMYL-BICA, CUMYL-PICA, CUMYL-5F-PICA, CUMYL-PINACA, CUMYL-5F-PINACA, and related analogues...
August 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790171/the-ror1-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-plays-a-critical-role-in-regulating-satellite-cell-proliferation-during-regeneration-of-injured-muscle
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Koki Kamizaki, Ryosuke Doi, Makoto Hayashi, Takeshi Saji, Motoi Kanagawa, Tatsushi Toda, So-Ichiro Fukada, Hsin-Yi Henry Ho, Michael Eldon Greenberg, Mitsuharu Endo, Yasuhiro Minami
The Ror family receptor tyrosine kinases, Ror1 and Ror2 play important roles in regulating developmental morphogenesis and tissue- and organogenesis, but their roles in tissue regeneration in adult animals remains largely unknown. In this study, we examined the expression and function of Ror1 and Ror2 during skeletal muscle regeneration. Using an in vivo skeletal muscle injury model, we show that expression of Ror1 and Ror2 in skeletal muscles is induced transiently by the inflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and IL-1β, after injury, and that inhibition of TNF-α and IL-1β by neutralizing antibodies suppresses expression of Ror1 and Ror2 in injured muscles...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789745/evaluation-of-nurse-empathy-perceived-by-the-standardized-patient-in-simulation-a-french-validation-of-the-jefferson-scale-of-patient-perceptions-of-physician-empathy
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Emilie Gosselin, Emilie Paul-Savoie, Stephan Lavoie, Patricia Bourgault
PURPOSE: The aim is to validate a French version of the Jefferson Scale of Patient Perceptions of Physician Empathy (F-JSPPPE). METHODS: Twenty-six intensive care nurses took part in a standardized clinical simulation (SCS). For each nurse, a standardized simulated patient completed the F-JSPPPE and three observers filled the French version of the Reynolds Empathy Scale (F-RES). RESULTS: The expert committee concluded that the F-JSPPPE has a good content validity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780720/evaluation-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-fermented-plant-products-for-antagonistic-activity-against-urinary-tract-pathogen-staphylococcus-saprophyticus
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Cheng-Chih Tsai, Tzu-Min Lai, Pei-Pei Lin, You-Miin Hsieh
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious diseases in infants and the elderly; they are also the most common among nosocomial infections. The treatment of UTIs usually involves a short-term course of antibiotics. The purpose of this study was to identify the strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that can inhibit the urinary tract pathogen Staphylococcus saprophyticus, as alternatives to antibiotics. In this study, we collected 370 LAB strains from fermented plant products and reference strains from the Bioresources Collection and Research Center (BCRC)...
August 5, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
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