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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334310/dendritic-polyglycerol-nanoparticles-show-charge-dependent-bio-distribution-in-early-human-placental-explants-and-reduce-hcg-secretion
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Herbert Juch, Liudmila Nikitina, Sabine Reimann, Martin Gauster, Gottfried Dohr, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Denise Hoch, Karin Kornmueller, Rainer Haag
A thorough understanding of nanoparticle bio-distribution at the feto-maternal interface will be a prerequisite for their diagnostic or therapeutic application in women of childbearing age and for teratologic risk assessment. Therefore, the tissue interaction of biocompatible dendritic polyglycerol nanoparticles (dPG-NPs) with first- trimester human placental explants were analyzed and compared to less sophisticated trophoblast-cell based models. First-trimester human placental explants, BeWo cells and primary trophoblast cells from human term placenta were exposed to fluorescence labeled, ∼5 nm dPG-NPs, with differently charged surfaces, at concentrations of 1 µM and 10 nM, for 6 and 24 h...
January 15, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331829/additional-small-dose-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-at-timed-artificial-insemination-failed-to-improve-pregnancy-risk-of-lactating-dairy-cows
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J A Sauls, B E Voelz, L G D Mendonça, J S Stevenson
Two experiments were performed to test the hypothesis that administering PGF2α concurrent with timed artificial insemination (AI) in lactating dairy cows would enhance pregnancy per AI (P/AI). In experiment 1, lactating Holstein cows (n = 289) in one herd were enrolled after a non-pregnancy diagnosis (30-36 d after AI) to synchronize subsequent ovulation before AI. Cows were assigned randomly to receive (im) 10 mg of PGF2α concurrent with timed AI (Day 0; treatment) or no injection (control). Blood samples were collected on Days -3, 0, and 13 to determine serum concentrations of progesterone...
January 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330037/sustained-delivery-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factors-in-collagen-conduits-for-facial-nerve-regeneration
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Fukai Ma, Feng Xu, Ronggang Li, Yongtao Zheng, Fan Wang, Naili Wei, Junjie Zhong, Qisheng Tang, Tongming Zhu, Zhifu Wang, Jianhong Zhu
Facial nerve injury caused by traffic accidents or operations may reduce the quality of life in patients, and recovery following the injury presents unique clinical challenges. Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is important in nerve regeneration; however, soluble GDNF rapidly diffuses into body fluids, making it difficult to achieve therapeutic efficacy. In this work, we developed a rat tail derived collagen conduit to connect nerve defects in a simple and safe manner. GDNF was immobilized in the collagen conduits via chemical conjugation to enable controlled release of GDNF...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323533/comparison-of-repair-characteristics-of-artificial-dermis-composite-tissue-with-traditional-prefabricated-flap
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Yuchong Wang, Mengyan Sun, Haiying Dai, Chuan Lv, Jianguo Xu, Ji Zhu, Ran Tao, Kai Wu, Xinwei Wang, Chunyu Xue
BACKGROUND: We compared the application of artificial dermis composite tissue and the traditional prefabricated flap in a rat model of an exposed bone and tendon injury. METHODS: Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups (A and B, n = 40). Group A rats received artificial dermis composite tissue flaps while group B rats received traditional prefabricated flaps. Flap appearance, range of motion, degree of swelling, tissue histology, and imaging were compared between groups at 7, 14, 21, and 28 days...
January 11, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323152/unravelling-the-effects-of-mechanical-physiological-conditioning-on-cardiac-adipose-tissue-derived-progenitor-cells-in-vitro-and-in-silico
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Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Ramon Bragós, Carolina Soler-Botija, Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Isaac Perea-Gil, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Mechanical conditioning is incompletely characterized for stimulating therapeutic cells within the physiological range. We sought to unravel the mechanism of action underlying mechanical conditioning of adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells (ATDPCs), both in vitro and in silico. Cardiac ATDPCs, grown on 3 different patterned surfaces, were mechanically stretched for 7 days at 1 Hz. A custom-designed, magnet-based, mechanical stimulator device was developed to apply ~10% mechanical stretching to monolayer cell cultures...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321568/characterization-of-the-cry1ah-resistance-in-asian-corn-borer-and-its-cross-resistance-to-other-bacillus-thuringiensis-toxins
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Muhammad Zeeshan Shabbir, Yudong Quan, Zhenying Wang, Alejandra Bravo, Mario Soberón, Kanglai He
Transgenic crops producing insecticidal proteins are effective to manage lepidopteran pests. Development of insect-resistance is the major threat to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops such as Cry1Ah-Maize. Laboratory selection with Bt-Cry1Ah toxin incorporated in artificial diet, during 48 generations of Asian corn borer (ACB) Ostrinia furnacalis produced 200-fold resistance. This resistant colony ACB-AhR readily consumed and survived on Cry1Ah-expressing Bt-maize. Cross-resistance analysis showed high cross-resistance to Cry1F (464-fold), moderate cross-resistance to Cry1Ab (28...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321488/bt-cotton-producing-cry1ac-and-cry2ab-does-not-harm-two-parasitoids-cotesia-marginiventris-and-copidosoma-floridanum
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Jun-Ce Tian, Xiang-Ping Wang, Yang Chen, Jörg Romeis, Steven E Naranjo, Richard L Hellmich, Ping Wang, Anthony M Shelton
Cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) is an important lepidopteran pest on many vegetable and greenhouse crops, and some field crops. Although there are no commercial transgenic Bt vegetable or greenhouse crops, T. ni is a target of Bollgard II cotton, which produces Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab. We expand on previous work that examined the effect of Bt crops on parasitoids using Bt-resistant lepidopteran populations as hosts. Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab-resistant T. ni larvae were used to eliminate host quality effects and to evaluate the direct effects of Bt cotton on the parasitoids Copidosoma floridanum (Ashmead) and Cotesia marginiventris (Cresson)...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318963/nanodiagnostics-and-nanodelivery-applications-in-genetic-alterations
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Maria Sofia Falzarano, Cristina Flesia, Roberta Cavalli, Caterina Guiot, Alessandra Ferlini
Background Genetic alterations cause hereditary diseases (HDs) with a wide range of incidences. Some, like cystic fibrosi, occur frequently (1/1,000 newborns), whilst others, such as Pompe disease and other metabolic disorders are very rare (1/100,000 newborns). They are well under the threshold of 1/3,000, denoted by the European Community as rare diseases (RDs). Genetic alterations are also associated with multifactorial disorders like diabetes, and underline both somatic and germline mutations in cancer...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317308/molecular-characterization-of-caspase-members-and-expression-response-to-nervous-necrosis-virus-outbreak-in-pacific-cod
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Ming-Guang Mao, Jie-Lan Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Jiang, Rui-Ting Liu, Qi-Ya Zhang, Jian-Fang Gui
Multiple functions of caspases include normal cell turnover, proper development and function of the immune system, hormone-dependent atrophy, embryonic development and chemical-induced cell injury. During artificial propagation of Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus, high mortality occurred during early development stages. Here, we performed various analyses on the cDNA and protein sequences of six different G. macrocephalus caspases namely GmCasp3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, and tried to investigate the contributions of caspase family to the development and Nervous Necrosis Virus (NNV) resistance...
January 6, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314633/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-carrier-of-autologous-multipotent-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
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Rosa Di Liddo, Thomas Bertalot, Alessio Borean, Ivan Pirola, Alberto Argentoni, Sandra Schrenk, Carola Cenzi, Stefano Capelli, Maria Teresa Conconi, Pier Paolo Parnigotto
The wound healing is a complex process wherein inflammation, proliferation and regeneration evolve according to a spatio-temporal pattern from the activation of coagulation cascade to the formation of a plug clot including fibrin matrix, blood-borne cells and cytokines/growth factors. Creating environments conducive to tissue repair, the haemoderivatives are commonly proposed for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. Here, we explored in vitro the intrinsic regenerative potentialities of a leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin product, known as CPL-MB, defining the stemness grade of cells sprouting from the haemoderivative...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311146/impact-of-broad-regulatory-regions-on-gdf5-expression-and-function-in-knee-development-and-susceptibility-to-osteoarthritis
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Steve K Pregizer, Ata M Kiapour, Mariel Young, Hao Chen, Michael Schoor, Zun Liu, Jiaxue Cao, Vicki Rosen, Terence D Capellini
OBJECTIVES: Given the role of growth and differentiation factor 5 (GDF5) in knee development and osteoarthritis risk, we sought to characterise knee defects resulting from Gdf5 loss of function and how its regulatory regions control knee formation and morphology. METHODS: The brachypodism (bp) mouse line, which harbours an inactivating mutation in Gdf5, was used to survey how Gdf5 loss of function impacts knee morphology, while two transgenic Gdf5 reporter bacterial artificial chromosome mouse lines were used to assess the spatiotemporal activity and function of Gdf5 regulatory sequences in the context of clinically relevant knee anatomical features...
January 8, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304411/rapid-screening-of-brain-penetrable-antioxidants-from-natural-products-by-blood-brain-barrier-specific-permeability-assay-combined-with-dpph-recognition
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Junfeng Zhu, Xiaojiao Yi, Jinghui Zhang, Shuqing Chen, Yongjiang Wu
Screening brain-penetrable antioxidants from natural products is a promising way for neuroprotective drug discovery. However, there is no screening methodology enables simultaneous investigation of antioxidant activity and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability of compounds from complex samples. Here we propose a novel strategy by combining BBB specific parallel artificial membrane permeability assay with 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl recognition (BBB-PAMPA-DPPH) to achieve rapid multicomponent screening. First, BBB specific artificial membrane was constructed to separate the compounds with high BBB permeability in herbal extracts...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302141/use-of-an-intra-arterial-catheter-as-a-provisional-conduit-for-regulated-outflow-management-in-the-setting-of-artery-only-digital-replantation
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Michael V DeFazio, Kevin D Han, Ebrahim Paryavi
Successful replantation of distal digital segments necessitates the establishment of sufficient outflow to minimize congestion and progressive tissue necrosis. In cases where only arterial anastomosis is feasible, an artificial outlet must be provided to maintain physiological requirements until microvenous circulation regenerates. This can be accomplished using any number of "exsanguination techniques" designed to facilitate egress through ongoing passive blood loss. Although reportedly effective, these measures are imprecise and carry a substantial risk of infection, scarring, and/or uncontrolled hemorrhage...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301233/analyses-of-tissue-culture-adaptation-of-human-herpesvirus-6a-by-whole-genome-deep-sequencing-redefines-the-reference-sequence-and-identifies-virus-entry-complex-changes
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Joshua G Tweedy, Eric Escriva, Maya Topf, Ursula A Gompels
Tissue-culture adaptation of viruses can modulate infection. Laboratory passage and bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC)mid cloning of human cytomegalovirus, HCMV, resulted in genomic deletions and rearrangements altering genes encoding the virus entry complex, which affected cellular tropism, virulence, and vaccine development. Here, we analyse these effects on the reference genome for related betaherpesviruses, Roseolovirus, human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) strain U1102. This virus is also naturally "cloned" by germline subtelomeric chromosomal-integration in approximately 1% of human populations, and accurate references are key to understanding pathological relationships between exogenous and endogenous virus...
December 31, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300454/in-situ-caging-of-biomolecules-in-graphene-hybrids-for-light-modulated-bioactivity
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Gong Cheng, Xiaohui Han, Si-Jie Hao, Merisa Nisic, Si-Yang Zheng
Remote and noninvasive modulation of protein activity is essential for applications in biotechnology and medicine. Optical control has emerged as the most attractive approach owing to its high spatial and temporal resolutions; however, it is challenging to engineer light responsive proteins. In this work, a near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive graphene-silica-trypsin (GST) nanoreactor is developed for modulating the bioactivity of trypsin molecules. Biomolecules are spatially confined and protected in the rationally designed compartment architecture, which not only reduces the possible interference but also boosts the bioreaction efficiency...
January 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299874/in-vitro-production-of-cartilage-tissue-from-rabbit-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-polycaprolactone-scaffold
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Thuy Thi-Thanh Dao, Ngoc Bich Vu, Liem Hieu Pham, Long Van Gia, Ha Thi-Ngan Le, Lan Thi Phi, Khanh Hong-Thien Bui, Phuong Thi-Bich Le, Phuc Van Pham
In vitro production of tissues or tissue engineering is a promising approach to produce artificial tissues for regenerative medicine. There are at least three important components of tissue engineering, including stem cells, scaffolds and growth factors. This study aimed to produce cartilage tissues in vitro from culture and chondrogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), induced by chondrogenesis medium, on biodegradable polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds. BMMSCs were isolated from rabbit bone marrow according to the standard protocol...
January 4, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296261/novel-recombinant-traceable-c-met-antagonist-avimer-antibody-mimetic-obtained-by-bacterial-expression-analysis
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Bahram Baghban Kohnehrouz, Afsaneh Talischian, Alireza Dehnad, Shahnoush Nayeri
Background: Avimers are originally types of artificial proteins with multiple binding sites for specific binding to certain antigens. Various radioisotopes and nanoparticles link these molecules, which are widely used in early detection in tissue imaging, treatment and study on carcinogenesis. Among these, c-Met antagonist avimer (C426 avimer), with ability to bind the c-Met receptor of tyrosine kinase (RTK) is an attractive candidate for targeted cancer therapy. In this study, a novel traceable C426 avimer gene was designed and introduced by adding the 12nt tracer binding site encoded four specific amino acid residues at the C-terminal region of C426 avimer coding sequence...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295968/in-vitro-mimicking-the-morphology-of-hepatic-lobule-tissue-based-on-ca-alginate-cell-sheets
#18
Zeyang Liu, Minmin Lu, Masaru Takeuchi, Yue Tao, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda
Artificial cell sheets are commonly utilized as buiding blocks for tissue engineering. We propose a novel approach in the fabrication of Ca-alginate gel sheets, embedded with liver cells (RLC-18) in order to mimic liver lobule tissue. Ca-alginate sheets with hepatic lobule-shaped patterns were deposited onto a micro-electrode device using electrodeposition. Viability of embedded cells was ensured to exceed 80%. Cell morphology and biofunctionality were monitored during the one-week culture period and results compared with those of traditional 2D culture...
January 3, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295559/recent-advances-in-3d-printing-of-aliphatic-polyesters
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Ioana Chiulan, Adriana Nicoleta Frone, Călin Brandabur, Denis Mihaela Panaitescu
3D printing represents a valuable alternative to traditional processing methods, clearly demonstrated by the promising results obtained in the manufacture of various products, such as scaffolds for regenerative medicine, artificial tissues and organs, electronics, components for the automotive industry, art objects and so on. This revolutionary technique showed unique capabilities for fabricating complex structures, with precisely controlled physical characteristics, facile tunable mechanical properties, biological functionality and easily customizable architecture...
December 24, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290091/breastfeeding-regulates-development-of-immune-system-through-tgf-%C3%AE-in-mice-pups
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Keita Sakaguchi, Akemi Koyanagi, Fumitaka Kamachi, Akiko Harauma, Asako Chiba, Ken Hisata, Toru Moriguchi, Toshiaki Shimizu, Sachiko Miyake
BACKGROUND: Breast milk contains important nutrients and immunoregulatory factors that are essential for newborn infants. Recently, epidemiological studies suggested that breastfeeding prevents a wide range of infectious diseases and lowers the incidence of infant allergic diseases. METHODS: To examine the effects of breast milk in immunological development in infancy, we established an artificial rearing system for hand-feeding mice and compared mouse pups fed with either breast milk or milk substitute...
December 31, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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