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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334384/the-cancer-paradigms-of-mammalian-regeneration-can-mammals-regenerate-as-amphibians
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Rachel Sarig, Eldad Tzahor
Regeneration in mammals is restricted to distinct tissues and occurs mainly by expansion and maturation of resident stem cells. During regeneration, even subtle mutations in the proliferating cells may cause a detrimental effect by eliciting abnormal differentiation or malignant transformation. Indeed, cancer in mammals has been shown to arise through deregulation of stem cells maturation, which often leads to a differentiation block and cell transformation. In contrast, lower organisms such as amphibians retain a remarkable regenerative capacity in various organs, which occurs via de- and re-differentiation of mature cells...
March 15, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333304/further-insights-into-the-impact-of-mouse-follicle-stage-on-graft-outcome-in-an-artificial-ovary-environment
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M C Chiti, M M Dolmans, C M Lucci, F Paulini, J Donnez, C A Amorim
STUDY QUESTION: Are mouse preantral follicles differently affected by isolation, encapsulation and/or grafting procedures according to stage? SUMMARY ANSWER: Isolated secondary follicles showed superior ability to survive and grow after transplantation, which was not related to a particular effect of the isolation and/or grafting procedure, but rather to their own ability to induce neoangiogenesis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Isolated and encapsulated mouse preantral follicles can survive (6-27%) and grow (80-100%) in a fibrin matrix with a low concentration of fibrinogen and thrombin (F12...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326729/-study-of-human-leucine-rich-amelogenin-peptide-and-its-regulation-of-mineralization-by-cryogenic-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Tian Kun, Feng Xiaoyun, Du Qin, Liao Chuhang, Ren Xiaohua
OBJECTIVE: Recombinant human leucine-rich amelogenin peptide (LRAP) was studied by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (TEM); evaluation focused on its self-assembly and crystal growth in vitro. METHODS: Human LRAP was recombined through prokaryotic expression vector pCold-SUMO and transformed into Escherichia coli BL21plys to acquire purified proteins. Cryogen TEM recorded assembly and self-assembling of LRAP from pH 3.5 to pH 8.0, and the hydroxyapatite crystal growth in the mixture of LRAP protein solution and artificial saliva was observed using TEM and selected area electron diffraction...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326506/influence-of-calcareous-soil-on-cry3bb1-expression-and-efficacy-in-the-field
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David S Wangila, Arnubio Valencia J, Haichuan Wang, Blair D Siegfried, Lance J Meinke
Greater than expected injury by western corn rootworm (WCR) (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) to Cry3Bb1 expressing maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) has been reported in southwestern Nebraska. Affected areas of some fields are often associated with high pH calcareous soils where maize growth is poor and iron chlorosis is common. As part of a comprehensive study to understand potential causes of unexpected injury, experiments were conducted during 2013 and 2014 to ascertain whether the calcareous soil conditions and associated poor maize growth negatively affect the expression of Cry3Bb1...
March 22, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323697/generation-and-development-of-paravertebral-ossification-in-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-a-detailed-analytic-report-using-coronal-reconstruction-ct
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Wei Tian, Xiao Han, Bo Liu, Da He, Yanwei Lv, James Yue
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective follow-up study and review of images in published papers. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether true heterotopic ossification (HO) occurs in artificial disk replacement (ADR); to evaluate the incidence of paravertebral ossification (PO) and its influence on ADR. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: HO is typically defined as the abnormal formation of true bone within extraskeletal soft tissues. However, HO in ADR does not fit this definition precisely, as it originates from vertebral body, making it hard to distinguish radiologically from preexisting osteophytes...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323109/self-emulsifying-drug-delivery-systems-design-of-a-novel-vaginal-delivery-system-for-curcumin
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S Köllner, I Nardin, R Markt, J Griesser, F Prüfert, A Bernkop-Schnürch
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a vaginal self-emulsifying delivery system for curcumin being capable of spreading, of permeating the mucus gel layer and of protecting the drug being incorporated in oily nanodroplets towards mucus interactions and immobilization. METHODS: The emulsifying properties of curcumin loaded SEDDS containing 30% Cremophor RH40, 20% Capmul PG-8, 30% Captex 300, 10% DMSO and 10% tetraglycol (SEDD formulation A) as well as 25% PEG 200, 35% Cremophor RH40, 20% Captex 355, 10% Caprylic acid and 10% Tween 80 (SEDD formulation B) after diluting 1+2 with artificial vaginal fluid were characterized regarding droplet size and zeta potential...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322537/what-is-new-in-2017-update-on-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients
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Katharina Winkler-Crepaz, Bettina Böttcher, Bettina Toth, Ludwig Wildt, Susanne Hofer-Tollinger
Prevention of fertility loss due to cancer treatment as well as non-malignant causes has gained importance during the last decades. Clinically applied modalities for fertility preservation in cancer patients include cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos, the application of GnRH agonists, ovarian tissue banking, and cryopreservation of ejaculated or surgically extracted sperm. In addition, several new possibilities to restore fertility are currently being investigated, such as the establishment of in vitro culture systems for gonadal tissue, the development of artificial gonads, and the application of germline stem cells...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322169/potential-therapeutic-strategies-of-regenerative-medicine-for-renal-failure
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Monica Maribel Mata-Miranda, Raul Jacobo Delgado-Macuil, Marlon Rojas-Lopez, Ricardo Martinez-Flores, Gustavo Jesus Vazquez-Zapien
Kidney diseases are a public health problem worldwide; the mortality rate is between 50 and 80%. Available therapies include replacement function by dialysis or transplant, associated with a high morbidity and mortality; kidney transplantation is limited by the shortage of donor organs, immune rejection and lifelong treatment with immunosuppressive. Likewise, none of these treatments compensates all kidney functions. There is a great concern in developing more effective therapies with the ability to replace the wide range of renal functions, so that, new researches on developing therapeutic strategies have focused on regenerative medicine, science that includes artificial creation of tissues and organs, in order to repair or replace a tissue or organ function...
March 17, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315493/an-osteogenesis-angiogenesis-stimulation-artificial-ligament-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Hong Li, Jinyan Li, Jia Jiang, Fang Lv, Jiang Chang, Shiyi Chen, Chengtie Wu
To solve the poor healing of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) artificial ligament in bone tunnel, copper-containing bioactive glass (Cu-BG) nanocoatings on PET artificial ligaments were successfully prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). It was hypothesized that Cu-BG coated PET (Cu-BG/PET) grafts could enhance the in vitro osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (rBMSCs) and in vivo graft-bone healing after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in a goat model...
March 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314099/protein-corona-of-magnetic-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-improves-cell-proliferation-via-activation-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Yue Zhu, Qi Yang, Minggang Yang, Xiaohui Zhan, Fang Lan, Jing He, Zhongwei Gu, Yao Wu
The beneficial effect of magnetic scaffolds on the improvement of cell proliferation has been well documented. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms about the magnetic scaffolds stimulating cell proliferation remain largely unknown. Once the scaffold enters into the biological fluids, a protein corona forms and directly influences the biological function of scaffold. This study aimed at investigating the formation of protein coronas on hydroxyapatite (HA) and magnetic hydroxyapatite (MHA) scaffolds in vitro and in vivo, and consequently its effect on regulating cell proliferation...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302967/fluorescence-determination-of-glutathione-using-tissue-paper-derived-carbon-dots-as-fluorophores
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Unni Sivasankaran, Sirijagan Jesny, Ammu Rosin Jose, Krishnapillai Girish Kumar
Glutathione is an important antioxidant found in body fluids and tissues, which inhibit damage to essential cellular constituents caused by reactive oxygen species. The analysis of glutathione levels in biological systems is important in early clinical diagnosis. A novel, cost-effective synthetic strategy has been developed for the fluorescent probe ethylenediamine passivated carbon dots. Tissue paper was chosen as the carbon source for this "green one pot" synthesis. Glutathione could induce quenching of the fluorescence intensity of ethylenediamine passivated carbon dots through surface interactions, resulting from their aggregation...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301551/development-of-the-full-length-cdna-clones-of-two-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-disease-virus-isolates-with-different-virulence
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Jie Li, Zhonghui Jin, Yueyi Gao, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Xin Guo, Jun Han, Hanchun Yang
The recently emerged highly virulent variants of porcine epidemic and diarrhea virus (PEDV) remain a huge threat to the worldwide swine industry. Here, we describe the development of a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) reverse genetics system for PEDV based on two recent Chinese field isolates, namely CHM2013 and BJ2011C. Phylogenetically, CHM2013 is closely related to the vaccine strain SM98 whereas the isolate BJ2011C belongs to the GIIb group, a cluster that contains many recent pandemic strains. The full-length cDNA clones of the two isolates were constructed into BAC under the control of CMV promoter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301013/influence-of-different-dentin-substrate-caries-affected-caries-infected-sound-on-long-term-%C3%AE-tbs
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Ana Rosa Costa, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Lourenço Correr-Sobrinho, Lucas Zago Naves, Luís Henrique Araújo Raposo, Fabíola Galbiatti de Carvalho, Mário Alexandre Coelho Sinhoreti, Regina Maria Puppin-Rontani
The aim of this study was to evaluate the μTBS in different dentin substrates and water-storage periods. Twenty-four dentin blocks obtained from sound third molars were randomly divided into 3 groups: Sound dentin (Sd), Caries-affected dentin (Ca) and Caries-infected dentin (Ci). Dentin blocks from Ca and Ci groups were subjected to artificial caries development (S. mutans biofilm). The softest carious tissue was removed using spherical drills under visual inspection with Caries Detector solution (Ca group)...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300395/constructing-tissue-like-complex-structures-using-cell-laden-dna-hydrogel-bricks
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Yijie Wang, Yu Shao, Xiaozhou Ma, Bini Zhou, Alan Faulkner-Jones, Wenmiao Shu, Dongsheng Liu
Tissue engineering has long been a challenge due to the difficulty of addressing the requirements that such an engineered tissue must meet. In this paper, we developed a new "brick-to-wall" based on unique properties of DNA supramolecular hydrogels to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) tissue-like structures: different cell types are encapsulated in DNA hydrogel bricks which are then combined to build 3D structures. Signal-responsiveness of cells through the DNA gels was evaluated and it was discovered that the gel permits cell migration in 3D...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299927/supramolecular-hydrogels-based-on-dna-self-assembly
#15
Yu Shao, Haoyang Jia, Tianyang Cao, Dongsheng Liu
Extracellular matrix (ECM) provides essential supports three dimensionally to the cells in living organs, including mechanical support and signal, nutrition, oxygen, and waste transportation. Thus, using hydrogels to mimic its function has attracted much attention in recent years, especially in tissue engineering, cell biology, and drug screening. However, a hydrogel system that can merit all parameters of the natural ECM is still a challenge. In the past decade, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has arisen as an outstanding building material for the hydrogels, as it has unique properties compared to most synthetic or natural polymers, such as sequence designability, precise recognition, structural rigidity, and minimal toxicity...
March 16, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296287/bio-inspired-nanomedicine-strategies-for-artificial-blood-components
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Anirban Sen Gupta
Blood is a fluid connective tissue where living cells are suspended in noncellular liquid matrix. The cellular components of blood render gas exchange (RBCs), immune surveillance (WBCs) and hemostatic responses (platelets), and the noncellular components (salts, proteins, etc.) provide nutrition to various tissues in the body. Dysfunction and deficiencies in these blood components can lead to significant tissue morbidity and mortality. Consequently, transfusion of whole blood or its components is a clinical mainstay in the management of trauma, surgery, myelosuppression, and congenital blood disorders...
March 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295953/three-dimensional-carbon-nanotube-scaffolds-for-long-term-maintenance-and-expansion-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Gaurav Lalwani, Michael D'Agati, Anu Gopalan, Sunny C Patel, Yahfi Talukdar, Balaji Sitharaman
Expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and maintenance of their self-renewal capacity in vitro requires specialized robust cell culture systems. Conventional approaches using animal derived or artificial matrices and a cocktail of growth factors have limitations such as consistency, scalability, pathogenicity and loss of MSC phenotype. Herein, we report the use of all-carbon 3D single- and multiwalled carbon nanotube scaffolds (SWCNTs and MWCNTs) as artificial matrices for long-term maintenance and expansion of human MSCs...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293163/an-fpga-platform-for-real-time-simulation-of-spiking-neuronal-networks
#18
Danilo Pani, Paolo Meloni, Giuseppe Tuveri, Francesca Palumbo, Paolo Massobrio, Luigi Raffo
In the last years, the idea to dynamically interface biological neurons with artificial ones has become more and more urgent. The reason is essentially due to the design of innovative neuroprostheses where biological cell assemblies of the brain can be substituted by artificial ones. For closed-loop experiments with biological neuronal networks interfaced with in silico modeled networks, several technological challenges need to be faced, from the low-level interfacing between the living tissue and the computational model to the implementation of the latter in a suitable form for real-time processing...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292179/cross-linking-approaches-to-tuning-the-mechanical-properties-of-peptide-%C3%AF-electron-hydrogels
#19
Wathsala Liyanage, Herdeline Ann M Ardoña, Hai-Quan Mao, John D Tovar
Self-assembling peptides are extensively exploited as bioactive materials in applications such as regenerative medicine and drug delivery despite the fact that their relatively weak noncovalent interactions often render them susceptible to mechanical destruction and solvent erosion. Herein, we describe how covalent cross-linking enhances the mechanical stability of self-assembling π-conjugated peptide hydrogels. We designed short peptide-chromophore-peptide sequences displaying different reactive functional groups that can form cross-links with appropriately modified bifunctional polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based small guest molecules...
March 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290096/the-value-and-evaluability-of-the-pca3-urine-assay-in-prostate-carcinoma-is-independent-of-the-tumor-localization
#20
Eva Neumann, Jörg Hennenlotter, Tilman Todenhöfer, Marcus Scharpf, Tim Neumann, David Schilling, Arnulf Stenzl, Jens Bedke
INTRODUCTION: The prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) test is based on the analysis of tumor cell mRNA in urine. As an exprimated urinary marker, its retrieval is subject to certain physical aspects like palpation pressure and detachment force during the squeezing of cells. Other potential factor of influence may be the distance the cells have to cover until they reach the urethra. Thus, it was investigated whether the localization of the tumors within the prostate with regard to the urethra and the seminal colliculus influences the PCA3 score...
March 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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