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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204807/phytosphingosine-1-phosphate-and-epidermal-growth-factor-synergistically-restore-extracellular-matrix-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Seung Bin Kwon, Sungkwan An, Min Jung Kim, Ka Ram Kim, Young Min Choi, Kyu Joong Ahn, In-Sook An, Hwa Jun Cha
Phytosphingosine-1-phosphate (PhS1P), which is found in plants and fungi, is generated by the phosphorylation of phytosphingosine and is structurally similar to molecules that promote cellular growth and proliferation. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether PhS1P displays synergistic effects together with epidermal growth factor (EGF), which is also critical for activating proliferation, migration and survival pathways. We utilized cultured human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) and a number of assays, including western blotting, cell migration assays, quantitative (real-time) PCR, and viability assays...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192879/knockdown-of-irf3-inhibits-extracellular-matrix-expression-in-keloid-fibroblasts
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Yi Zhang, Li Zhang, Xiao-Hua Lin, Zhi-Ming Li, Qi-Yu Zhang
Keloid is a pathologic fibro-proliferative disorder and is characterized by hyper-proliferation of fibroblasts and excess extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) is a member of the interferon-regulatory factor (IRF) family and has been shown to play a critical modulator in the progression of fibrosis. However, the function of IRF3 in dermal fibrosis remains unclear. Thus, in this study, we investigated the effects of IRF3 on keloid-derived fibroblasts (KFs) proliferation and ECM expression, and explored the underlying mechanism...
February 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182006/coordinate-activities-of-brd4-and-cdk9-in-the-transcriptional-elongation-complex-are-required-for-tgf%C3%AE-induced-nox4-expression-and-myofibroblast-transdifferentiation
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Talha Ijaz, Mohammad Jamaluddin, Yingxin Zhao, Yueqing Zhang, Jayson Jay, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Ronald G Tilton, Allan R Brasier
Transdifferentiation of quiescent dermal fibroblasts to secretory myofibroblasts has a central role in wound healing and pathological scar formation. This myofibroblast transdifferentiation process involves TGFβ-induced de novo synthesis of alpha smooth muscle cell actin (αSMA)+ fibers that enhance contractility as well as increased expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, including collagen and fibronectin. These processes are mediated upstream by the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-producing enzyme Nox4, whose induction by TGFβ is incompletely understood...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156060/the-power-of-fat-and-its-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-emerging-concepts-for-fibrotic-scar-treatment
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Maroesjka Spiekman, Joris A van Dongen, Joep C Willemsen, Delia L Hoppe, Berend van der Lei, Martin C Harmsen
Lipofilling or lipografting is a novel and promising treatment method for reduction or prevention of dermal scars after injury. Ample anecdotal evidence from case reports supports the scar-reducing properties of adipose tissue grafts. However, only a few properly controlled and designed clinical trials have been conducted thus far on this topic. Also, the underlying mechanism by which lipofilling improves scar aspect and reduces neuropathic scar pain remains largely undiscovered. Adipose-derived stromal or stem cells (ADSC) are often described to be responsible for this therapeutic effect of lipofilling...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151058/soybean-fragmented-proteoglycans-against-skin-aging
#5
Clara Barba, Cristina Alonso, Isabel Sánchez, Elisenda Suner, Luis Saez, Luisa Coderch
OBJECTIVE: The majority of age-dependent skin changes happen in the dermis layer inducing changes in skin collagen and in the proteoglycans. The main aim of this work is to study the efficacy of a Proteum serum, containing soybean fragmented proteoglycans, against skin aging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro tests were performed to evaluate the Proteum serum ability on activating the production of collagen and proteoglycans. An in vivo long term study was performed to determine the efficacy of the Proteum serum when applied on skin...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137582/wound-healing-potential-of-adipose-tissue-stem-cell-extract
#6
You Kyung Na, Jae-Jun Ban, Mijung Lee, Wooseok Im, Manho Kim
Adipose tissue stem cells (ATSCs) are considered as a promising source in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In addition to direct cell replacement using stem cells, intercellular molecule exchange by stem cell secretory factors showed beneficial effects by reducing tissue damage and augmentation of endogenous repair. Delayed cutaneous wound healing is implicated in many conditions such as diabetes, aging, stress and alcohol consumption. However, the effects of cell-free extract of ATSCs (ATSC-Ex) containing secretome on wound healing process have not been investigated...
January 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131845/safer-topical-treatment-for-inflammation-using-5%C3%AE-tetrahydrocorticosterone-in-mouse-models
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Annalisa Gastaldello, Dawn E W Livingstone, Amber J Abernethie, Nicola Tsang, Brian R Walker, Patrick W F Hadoke, Ruth Andrew
Use of topical glucocorticoid for inflammatory skin conditions is limited by systemic and local side-effects. This investigation addressed the hypothesis that topical 5α-tetrahydrocorticosterone (5αTHB, a corticosterone metabolite) inhibits dermal inflammation without affecting processes responsible for skin thinning and impaired wound healing. The topical anti-inflammatory properties of 5αTHB were compared with those of corticosterone in C57Bl/6 male mice with irritant dermatitis induced by croton oil, whereas its effects on angiogenesis, inflammation, and collagen deposition were investigated by subcutaneous sponge implantation...
January 24, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106292/23-hydroxytormentic-acid-protects-human-dermal-fibroblasts-by-attenuating-uva-induced-oxidative-stress
#8
Hae Jeong Youn, Ki Bbeum Kim, Hyo-Sun Han, In-Sook An, Kyu Joong Ahn
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet A (UVA), one of the major components of sunlight, can penetrate the dermal layer of the skin and generate reactive oxygen species (ROS). It causes alterations in the dermal connective tissue and gene expression, inflammation, photoaging, and DNA damage. AIMS: Therefore, the harmful effects of UVA and strategies to reduce it have been consistently investigated. 23-Hydroxytormentic acid (23-HTA) has been demonstrated to improve drug-induced nephrotoxicity and exhibit several free radical scavenging effects with other molecules...
January 20, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063210/the-progress-and-challenges-for-dermal-regeneration-in-tissue-engineering
#9
REVIEW
Hanlei Zhou, Chuangang You, Xingang Wang, Ronghua Jin, Pan Wu, Qiong Li, Chunmao Han
Wound healing is an inherent response resulting in the restoration of tissue integrity. It is a complex process involving cell migration, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and the synthesis and remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The dermal tissue is an important component of skin that acts as a connecting link between the epidermis and hypodermis. The appearance of scars and contractures after autologous split-thickness skin transplantation or single epidermis diaphragm transplantation for full skin defects indicates that the dermal tissue plays an important role in skin regeneration...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041746/evaluation-of-cultured-human-dermal-and-dermo-epidermal-substitutes-focusing-on-extracellular-matrix-components-comparison-of-protein-and-rna-analysis
#10
Corien Oostendorp, Sarah Meyer, Monia Sobrio, Joyce van Arendonk, Ernst Reichmann, Willeke F Daamen, Toin H van Kuppevelt
Treatment of full-thickness skin defects with split-thickness skin grafts is generally associated with contraction and scar formation and cellular skin substitutes have been developed to improve skin regeneration. The evaluation of cultured skin substitutes is generally based on qualitative parameters focusing on histology. In this study we focused on quantitative evaluation to provide a template for comparison of human bio-engineered skin substitutes between clinical and/or research centers, and to supplement histological data...
December 29, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038939/skin-fragility-in-the-wild-derived-inbred-mouse-strain-mus-pahari-eij
#11
C Herbert Pratt, Christopher S Potter, Raoul V Kuiper, Son Yong Karst, Soheil S Dadras, Derry C Roopenian, John P Sundberg
Mus pahari is a wild-derived, inbred mouse strain. M. pahari colony managers observed fragility of this strain's skin resulting in separation of tail skin from the mouse if handled incorrectly. Tail skin tension testing of M. pahari resulted in significantly lowered force threshold for caudal skin rupture and loss in comparison to closely related inbred mouse species and subspecies and even more than a model for junctional epidermolysis bullosa. Histologically, the tail skin separated at the subdermal level with the dermis firmly attached to the epidermis, excluding the epidermolysis bullosa complex of diseases...
February 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034554/biological-characters-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-derived-from-foreskin-of-male-infertile-patients
#12
Fang Fang, Ke Ni, Yiting Cai, Zhen Ye, Jin Shang, Shiliang Shen, Chengliang Xiong
Dermal fibroblasts play a vital role in maintaining skin function. They not only synthesize and secrete extracellular matrix molecules, but also produce a complex mixture of bioactive factors, which both contribute to immune regulation and wound healing. Fibroblasts isolated from skin tissue exhibit wide range of potentials, especially in regenerative medicine. The use of fibroblast cultures for medical purposes requires standardization of cell preparations. To achieve this, we isolated and characterized dermal fibroblasts from human foreskin with a standardized method...
December 8, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033645/the-facial-adipose-tissue-a-revision
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Ilja Kruglikov, Oscar Trujillo, Quick Kristen, Kerelos Isac, Julia Zorko, Maria Fam, Kasie Okonkwo, Asima Mian, Hyunh Thanh, Konstantin Koban, Anthony P Sclafani, Hanno Steinke, Sebastian Cotofana
Recent advantages in the anatomical understanding of the face have turned the focus toward the subcutaneous and deep facial fat compartments. During facial aging, these fat-filled compartments undergo substantial changes along with other structures in the face. Soft tissue filler and fat grafting are valid methods to fight the signs of facial aging, but little is known about their precise effect on the facial fat. This narrative review summarizes the current knowledge about the facial fat compartments in terms of anatomical location, histologic appearance, immune-histochemical characteristics, cellular interactions, and therapeutic options...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027929/nrf2-exerts-cell-autonomous-antifibrotic-effects-compromised-function-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-therapeutic-rescue-with-a-novel-heterocyclic-chalcone-derivative
#14
Jun Wei, Hongyan Zhu, Gabriel Lord, Mitra Bhattachayya, Brielle M Jones, Graham Allaway, Shyam S Biswal, Benjamin Korman, Roberta G Marangoni, Warren G Tourtellotte, John Varga
The transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) governs antioxidant, innate immune and cytoprotective responses and its deregulation is prominent in chronic inflammatory conditions. To examine the hypothesis that Nrf2 might be implicated in systemic sclerosis (SSc), we investigated its expression, activity, and mechanism of action in SSc patient samples and mouse models of fibrosis and evaluated the effects of a novel pharmacologic Nrf2 agonist. We found that both expression and activity of Nrf2 were significantly reduced in SSc patient skin biopsies and showed negative correlation with inflammatory gene expression...
December 9, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009972/inhibition-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-leads-to-antifibrotic-effects-in-dermal-fibrosis
#15
Hua-Li Cao, Jiong Zhou, Xi-Bei Chen, Lilla Landeck, Jian-Qiang Yang, Jia-Qi Chen, Wei Li, Sui-Qing Cai, Min Zheng, Xiao-Yong Man
Dermal fibrosis is characterized by the activation of the matrix-producing 'positive' myofibroblasts, and the relentless production and deposition of extracellular matrix. The hedgehog pathway has recently been demonstrated to work in a pro-fibrotic manner in systemic sclerosis (SSc). A negative regulator of the hedgehog pathway (Hh), the suppressor of fused (Sufu), was shown to be involved in the activation of fibrotic diseases. However, the exact role of Sufu in fibrosis has not been investigated so far. In our study, we aimed to define the role of sufu in the process of fibrosis using dermal fibroblasts of healthy donors that were cultured in vitro...
November 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999795/in-vivo-remodeling-of-fibroblast-derived-vascular-scaffolds-implanted-for-6-months-in-rats
#16
Maxime Y Tondreau, Véronique Laterreur, Karine Vallières, Robert Gauvin, Jean-Michel Bourget, Catherine Tremblay, Dan Lacroix, Lucie Germain, Jean Ruel, Francois A Auger
There is a clinical need for tissue-engineered small-diameter (<6 mm) vascular grafts since clinical applications are halted by the limited suitability of autologous or synthetic grafts. This study uses the self-assembly approach to produce a fibroblast-derived decellularized vascular scaffold (FDVS) that can be available off-the-shelf. Briefly, extracellular matrix scaffolds were produced using human dermal fibroblasts sheets rolled around a mandrel, maintained in culture to allow for the formation of cohesive and three-dimensional tubular constructs, and decellularized by immersion in deionized water...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993221/exendin-4-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-accelerates-diabetic-wound-healing
#17
Jun-Neng Roan, Han-Ni Cheng, Chao-Chung Young, Chi-Ju Lee, Ming-Long Yeh, Chwan-Yau Luo, Yau-Sheng Tsai, Chen-Fuh Lam
BACKGROUND: Diabetes disregulates inflammatory responses and impairs vascular function in wounds. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (Glp-1R) agonists are hypoglycemic agents with pleiotropic vascular protective and anti-inflammatory effects. The therapeutic potential of a Glp-1 analogue in a diabetic rat model of excisional wound injury was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Excisional wounds were created on the dorsum of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, which received placebo or Glp-1 analogue exendin-4 (Ex4; 0...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965915/mixed-fibronectin-derived-peptides-conjugated-to-a-chitosan-matrix-effectively-promotes-biological-activities-through-integrins-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-syndecan
#18
Kentaro Hozumi, Kyotaro Nakamura, Haruna Hori, Mari Miyagi, Rika Nagao, Keiko Takasaki, Fumihiko Katagiri, Yamato Kikkawa, Motoyoshi Nomizu
Mimicking the biological function of the extracellular matrix is an approach to developing cell adhesive biomaterials. The RGD peptide, derived from fibronectin (Fn), mainly binds to integrin αvβ3 and has been widely used as a cell adhesive peptide on various biomaterials. However, cell adhesion to Fn is thought to be mediated by several integrin subtypes and syndecans. In this study, we synthesized an RGD-containing peptide (FIB1) and four integrin α4β1-binding-related motif-containing peptides (LDV, IDAPS, KLDAPT, and PRARI) and constructed peptide-chitosan matrices...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942228/reactivating-the-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-of-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-and-proteoglycans-to-improve-the-human-skin-aspect-and-its-mechanical-properties
#19
Hanane Chajra, Daniel Auriol, Francine Joly, Aurélie Pagnon, Magda Rodrigues, Sophie Allart, Gérard Redziniak, Fabrice Lefevre
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to demonstrate that a defined cosmetic composition is able to induce an increase in the production of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs) and/or proteoglycans and finally to demonstrate that the composition, through its combined action of enzyme production and synthesis of macromolecules, modulates organization and skin surface aspect with a benefit in antiaging applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gene expression was studied by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction using normal human dermal fibroblasts isolated from a 45-year-old donor skin dermis...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939785/inhibition-of-collagen-synthesis-by-iwr-1-in-normal-and-keloid-derived-skin-fibroblasts
#20
Ming-Wei Zhou, Wei-Tian Yin, Ri-Hua Jiang, Jin-Hyup Lee, Chang-Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Ming Ji Zhu, Tae-Jin Yoon
AIMS: Keloid is a benign tumor that is characterized by the hyperproliferation of dermal fibroblasts and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) especially the collagen. Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is implicated in the pathogenesis of keloid. In this study, we investigated the effects of IWR-1, a small molecule inhibitor for Wnt/β-catenin signaling via the inhibition of tankyrase, on production of collagen and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in dermal fibroblasts...
December 7, 2016: Life Sciences
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