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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144730/cancer-protrusions-on-a-tightrope-nanofiber-curvature-contrast-quantitates-single-protrusion-dynamics
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Brian Koons, Puja Sharma, Zhou Ye, Apratim Mukherjee, Meng Horng Lee, Denis Wirtz, Bahareh Behkam, Amrinder Singh Nain
Cell migration is studied with the traditional focus on protrusion driven cell body displacement, while less is known on morphodynamics of individual protrusions themselves, especially in fibrous environments mimicking extracellular matrix. Here, using suspended fibers, we report integrative and multiscale abilities to study protrusive behavior independent of cell body migration. By manipulating the diameter of fibers in orthogonal directions, we constrain cell migration along large diameter (2 µm) base fibers, while solely allowing cells to sense, initiate, and mature protrusions on orthogonally deposited high curvature-low diameter (~100, 200 and 600 nm) protrusive fibers and low-curvature (~300 and 600 nm width) protrusive flat ribbons...
November 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144414/wear-behavior-and-microstructure-of-mg-sn-alloy-processed-by-equal-channel-angular-extrusion
#2
Jung-Hsuan Chen, Yen-Chen Shen, Chuen-Guang Chao, Tzeng-Feng Liu
Mg-5wt.% Sn alloy is often used in portable electronic devices and automobiles. In this study, mechanical properties of Mg-5wt.% Sn alloy processed by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE) were characterized. More precisely, its hardness and wear behavior were measured using Vickers hardness test and a pin-on-disc wear test. The microstructures of ECAE-processed Mg-Sn alloys were investigated by scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. ECAE process refined the grain sizes of the Mg-Sn alloy from 117...
November 16, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143727/characterization-of-clinically-isolated-thymidine-dependent-small-colony-variants-of-escherichia-coli-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase
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Tatsuya Negishi, Takehisa Matsumoto, Kazuki Horiuchi, Eriko Kasuga, Tatsuya Natori, Mina Matsuoka, Naoko Ogiwara, Mitsutoshi Sugano, Takeshi Uehara, Noriyuki Nagano, Takayuki Honda
PURPOSE: Thymidine-dependent small-colony variants (TD-SCVs) are difficult to detect or test for antimicrobial susceptibility. We investigated the characteristics of clonal TD-SCVs of Escherichia coli, both with and without blaCTX-M-3, isolated from a patient. METHODOLOGY: Mutation in the thyA gene was analysed by sequencing, and morphological abnormalities in the colonies and cells of the isolates were examined. Additionally, conjugational transfer experiments were performed to prove the horizontal transferability of plasmids harbouring resistance genes...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140388/titanium-activates-the-dna-damage-response-pathway-in-oral-epithelial-cells-a-pilot-study
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Fernando Suárez-López Del Amo, Ivan Rudek, Vivian Petersen Wagner, Manoela D Martins, Francisco O'Valle, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, William V Giannobile, Hom-Lay Wang, Rogerio M Castilho
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of titanium (Ti) particles on oral epithelial cell homeostasis and the potential of dental implants to release Ti debris upon insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental implants with varying surface treatments were employed to determine the feasibility of particle release during implant placement as well as the impact of free Ti debris on oral epithelial cells. Ti particles derived from implant surfaces were isolated and cultured in direct contact with normal oral epithelial cells for 48 hours...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139567/effectiveness-of-an-oral-health-educational-intervention-for-individuals-with-special-health-care-needs-from-a-southern-brazilian-city
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Andreia Drawanz Hartwig, Vanessa Müller Stüermer, Ivam Freire da Silva-Júnior, Lisandrea Rocha Schardosim, Marina Sousa Azevedo
AIM: To assess the effects of an oral health education strategy targeted at students with disabilities. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study included students aged 7 to 24 years. The intervention was conducted for 5 weeks and divided into 2 phases: (1) comprising supervised toothbrushing and educational activities to students; (2) verbal oral health instructions and oral hygiene demonstration targeted at the caregivers. A clinical examination was conducted to evaluate the dental debris and gingival bleeding before the intervention, and the Wilcoxon test was performed after phase 1 and 2 for comparisons between paired samples...
November 15, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138626/efficient-method-for-the-rapid-purification-of-nosema-ceranae-spores
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Dong-Jun Kim, Hwi-Geon Yun, In-Hui Kim, Won-Seok Gwak, Soo-Dong Woo
Nosema ceranae is an obligate intracellular fungal parasite that causes mortality in honey bees and enhances the susceptibility of honey bees to other pathogens. Efficient purification of Nosema spores from the midgut of infected honey bees is very important because Nosema is non-culturable and only seasonably available. To achieve a higher yield of spores from honey bees, in this study, we considered that the initial release of spores from the midgut tissues was the most critical step. The use of 2 mm beads along with enzymatic treatment with collagenase and trypsin enhanced the homogenization of tissues and the yield of released spores by approximately 2...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137395/lithium-chloride-inhibits-titanium-particle-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xuanyang Hu, Zhirong Wang, Jiawei Shi, Xiaobin Guo, Liangliang Wang, Zichuan Ping, Yunxia Tao, Huilin Yang, Jun Zhou, Yaozeng Xu, Dechun Geng
Osteoclast over-activation and inflammation responses promote peri-implant osteolysis (PIO), which is the leading cause of aseptic artificial joint loosening. We examined the effect of lithium chloride (LiCl) on wear debris-induced osteoclastogenesis and inflammation. Fifty-Six C57BL/6J male mice were randomly distributed into four groups: sham control (sham, treated with phosphate buffered saline [PBS]), vehicle (treated with titanium/PBS), low-LiCl (L-LiCl, titanium: 50 mg/kg LiCl) and high-LiCl (H-LiCl, titanium: 200 mg/kg LiCl)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131161/rapid-virtual-hematoxylin-and-eosin-histology-of-breast-tissue-specimens-using-a-compact-fluorescence-nonlinear-microscope
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Lucas C Cahill, Michael G Giacomelli, Tadayuki Yoshitake, Hilde Vardeh, Beverly E Faulkner-Jones, James L Connolly, Chi-Kuang Sun, James G Fujimoto
Up to 40% of patients undergoing breast conserving surgery for breast cancer require repeat surgeries due to close to or positive margins. The lengthy processing required for evaluating surgical margins by standard paraffin-embedded histology precludes its use during surgery and therefore, technologies for rapid evaluation of surgical pathology could improve the treatment of breast cancer by reducing the number of surgeries required. We demonstrate real-time histological evaluation of breast cancer surgical specimens by staining specimens with acridine orange (AO) and sulforhodamine 101 (SR101) analogously to hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and then imaging the specimens with fluorescence nonlinear microscopy (NLM) using a compact femtosecond fiber laser...
November 13, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130357/biological-effects-of-metal-degradation-in-hip-arthroplasties
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Donatella Granchi, Lucia Maria Savarino, Gabriela Ciapetti, Nicola Baldini
Metals and metal alloys are the most used materials in orthopedic implants. The focus is on total hip arthroplasty (THA) that, though well tolerated, may be associated with local and remote adverse effects in the medium-long term. This review aims to summarize data on the biological consequences of the metal implant degradation that have been attributed predominantly to metal-on-metal (MoM) THA. Local responses to metals consist of a broad clinical spectrum ranging from small asymptomatic tissue lesions to severe destruction of bone and soft tissues, which are designated as metallosis, adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis associated lesion (ALVAL), and pseudotumors...
November 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129709/sialolithiasis-removal-under-general-anesthesia-a-descriptive-retrospective-study-in-the-maxillo-facial-surgery-department-in-lille-university-hospital
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R Ruiz, A Brygo, R Nicot, J Ferri
INTRODUCTION: Since the beginning of the use of sialendoscopy and extra-corporeal lithotripsy, recommendations have changed. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficiency of our treatment protocol, without a lithotripter, under general anaesthesia in the Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Lille University Hospital. The secondary goals were to evaluate patient tolerance and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients treated with sialendoscopy alone, sialendoscopy with a combined surgical approach or a transoral approach (TOA) (sialolithotomy) between January 2013 and December 2015 were included...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129225/lipopolysaccharide-induced-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-canine-neutrophils-is-dependent-on-histone-h3-citrullination-by-peptidylarginine-deiminase
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Ronald H L Li, Geena Ng, Fern Tablin
Neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which are extracellular chromatin decorated with histones and antimicrobial proteins. Although known for antimicrobial properties, overzealous production of NETs (NETosis) may lead to cytotoxicity and multiple organ failure in sepsis. Pathogen-induced NETosis has been extensively studied in mice but its importance in dogs remains largely unknown. This study sought to characterize in vitro NETosis induced by E.coli LPS, including assessing the role of peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) in canine NETosis...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127866/placental-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-chop-immuno-histochemical-expression-relative-to-maternal-circulatory-syncytiotrophoblast-micro-vesicles-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnancies
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S Verma, P Pillay, T Naicker, J Moodley, I Mackraj
OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia (PE) occurs as a result placental hypoxia-induced oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress, and is associated with the activation of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and apoptotic CHOP pathways with the consequential shedding of syncytiotrophoblast microvesicles which may be central in mediating the maternal systemic immune response. The aim of this study was to immune-localise and morphometrically analyse CHOP and HIF-1α within the placenta of normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies and concomitantly quantify syncytiotrophoblast released microvesicles in maternal circulation...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127669/conserving-connectivity-human-influence-on-subsidy-transfer-and-relevant-restoration-efforts
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REVIEW
Emily V Buckner, Daniel L Hernández, Jameal F Samhouri
Conservation efforts tend to focus on the direct impacts humans have on their surrounding environment; however there are also many ways in which people indirectly affect ecosystems. Recent research on ecological subsidies-the transfer of energy and nutrients from one ecosystem to another-has highlighted the importance of nutrient exchange for maintaining productivity and diversity at a landscape scale, while also pointing toward the fragility of ecotones and vulnerability of subsidies to human activities. We review the recent literature on landscape connectivity and ecosystem subsidies from aquatic systems to terrestrial systems...
November 10, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125996/characterization-of-wear-debris-released-from-alumina-on-alumina-hip-prostheses-analysis-of-retrieved-femoral-heads-and-peri-prosthetic-tissues
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Louis Rony, Pierre de Sainte Hermine, Vincent Steiger, Romain Mallet, Laurent Hubert, Daniel Chappard
We analyzed by SEM three alumina-on-alumina femoral heads obtained from three patients who underwent revision for an aseptic loosening of the acetabular component. In parallel, the peri-prosthetic tissues were analyzed histologically in search of wear debris coming from the ceramic. Stripe wears, abrasive streaks, craters, and areas with extensive biomaterial removal were evidenced on the three femoral heads by SEM. In the altered area, the structure of the ceramic composed of minute polyhedric grains packed together was evidenced...
November 4, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124852/occurrence-of-chlorophyll-allomers-during-virus-induced-mortality-and-population-decline-in-the-ubiquitous-picoeukaryote-ostreococcus-tauri
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Deborah J Steele, Susan A Kimmance, Daniel J Franklin, Ruth L Airs
During viral infection and growth limitation of the picoeukaryote Ostreococcus tauri, we examined the relationship between membrane permeability, oxidative stress and chlorophyll allomers (oxidation products). Chlorophyll allomers were measured in batch-cultures of O. tauri in parallel with maximum quantum efficiency of photosystem II photochemistry (Fv /Fm ), carotenoids, and reactive oxygen species and membrane permeability using fluorescent probes (CM-H2 DCFDA and SYTOX-Green). Viral infection led to mass cell lysis of the O...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122412/determining-the-role-of-nasolaryngoscopy-in-the-initial-evaluation-for-upper-airway-injury-in-patients-with-facial-burns
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Daniel Freno, James Sahawneh, Sarah Harrison, Tim Sahawneh, Scott Patterson, Steven A Kahn
BACKGROUND: Upper airway injuries can be fatal in burn patients if not recognized, a scenario that causes a significant amount of anxiety for physicians providing initial assessment of burn patients. Early elective intubation is often performed; sometimes unnecessarily. However, some providers employ nasolaryngoscopy for patients presenting with facial burns or signs/symptoms of upper airway injury in order to assess the need for intubation, but this practice is not considered standard of care and may also be unnecessary...
November 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121969/microglial-dynamics-after-axotomy-induced-retinal-ganglion-cell-death
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Francisco M Nadal-Nicolás, Manuel Jiménez-López, Manuel Salinas-Navarro, Paloma Sobrado-Calvo, Manuel Vidal-Sanz, Marta Agudo-Barriuso
BACKGROUND: Microglial cells (MCs) are the sentries of the central nervous system. In health, they are known as surveying MCs because they examine the tissue to maintain the homeostasis. In disease, they activate and, among other functions, become phagocytic to clean the cellular debris. In this work, we have studied the behavior of rat retinal MCs in two models of unilateral complete intraorbital optic nerve axotomy which elicit a different time course of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121034/the-impact-of-advanced-opioid-drugs-and-analgesic-adjuvants-on-murine-macrophage-oxygen-burst
#18
Michael Kozlowski, Katarzyna Nazimek, Magdalena Wąsik, Iwona Filipczak-Bryniarska, Krzysztof Bryniarski
Macrophages (Mf) are a versatile group of phagocytic cells responsible for fulfilling a variety of immune functions, most notably for mounting the initial anti-microbial response and for the clearance of cellular debris and apoptotic bodies. The key processes for fulfilling these functions include the production of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs) and nitric oxide (NO). Mf also express a variety of receptors, including opioid, serotonin, and norepinephrine receptors, and thus can react to various substances...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120096/the-association-between-oral-health-status-and-respiratory-pathogen-colonization-with-pneumonia-risk-in-institutionalized-adults
#19
Chl Hong, M M Aung, K Kanagasabai, C A Lim, S Liang, K S Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the oral health and the prevalence of pre-existing oral colonization with respiratory pathogens in dependent elderly, and whether these factors influence pneumonia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants residing in a long-term care facility received bedside oral examinations, and information on their oral health (caries status, calculus index and debris index) was obtained. Samples from the tongue and teeth were collected at baseline and at time of pneumonia development...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118719/the-origins-and-functions-of-tissue-resident-macrophages-in-kidney-development
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REVIEW
David A D Munro, Jeremy Hughes
The adult kidney hosts tissue-resident macrophages that can cause, prevent, and/or repair renal damage. Most of these macrophages derive from embryonic progenitors that colonize the kidney during its development and proliferate in situ throughout adulthood. Although the precise origins of kidney macrophages remain controversial, recent studies have revealed that embryonic macrophage progenitors initially migrate from the yolk sac, and later from the fetal liver, into the developing kidney. Once in the kidney, tissue-specific transcriptional regulators specify macrophage progenitors into dedicated kidney macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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