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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229641/food-additives-sodium-benzoate-potassium-sorbate-azorubine-and-tartrazine-modify-the-expression-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-gadd45%C3%AE-and-mapk8-genes
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B Raposa, R Pónusz, G Gerencsér, F Budán, Z Gyöngyi, A Tibold, D Hegyi, I Kiss, Á Koller, T Varjas
It has been reported that some of the food additives may cause sensitization, inflammation of tissues, and potentially risk factors in the development of several chronic diseases. Thus, we hypothesized that expressions of common inflammatory molecules - known to be involved in the development of various inflammatory conditions and cancers - are affected by these food additives. We investigated the effects of commonly used food preservatives and artificial food colorants based on the expressions of NFκB, GADD45α, and MAPK8 (JNK1) from the tissues of liver...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226933/development-of-artificial-tissue-like-structures-for-a-hybrid-epidural-anesthesia-simulator
#2
Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fuerst, Andreas Schrempf, Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fuerst, Andreas Schrempf, David Fuerst, Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Andreas Schrempf, Marianne Hollensteiner
Puncturing the epidural space and lumbar puncture are common procedures in anesthesia. They are carried out blind, where a needle is advanced from posterior between two adjacent vertebrae. Two different approaches are common practice for this technique, the midline and the paramedian one. The learning curve characteristics of both approaches significantly depends on the number of punctures carried out by a medical novice. For the training of these blind procedures a hybrid simulator requires artificial structures imitating the tissues which are penetrated by the needle...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226770/a-multiscale-model-based-analysis-of-the-multi-tissue-interplay-underlying-blood-glucose-regulation-in-type-i-diabetes
#3
Federico Wadehn, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Federico Wadehn, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Federico Wadehn, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing
A multiscale model for blood glucose regulation in diabetes type I patients is constructed by integrating detailed metabolic network models for fat, liver and muscle cells into a whole body physiologically-based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (pBPK/PD) model. The blood glucose regulation PBPK/PD model simulates the distribution and metabolization of glucose, insulin and glucagon on an organ and whole body level. The genome-scale metabolic networks in contrast describe intracellular reactions. The developed multiscale model is fitted to insulin, glucagon and glucose measurements of a 48h clinical trial featuring 6 subjects and is subsequently used to simulate (in silico) the influence of geneknockouts and drug-induced enzyme inhibitions on whole body blood glucose levels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224202/germline-specific-dgcr8-knockout-in-zebrafish-using-a-back-approach
#4
Yun Liu, Zeyao Zhu, Idy H T Ho, Yujian Shi, Yuxin Xie, Jianzhen Li, Yong Zhang, Matthew T V Chan, Christopher H K Cheng
Zebrafish is an important model to study developmental biology and human diseases. However, an effective approach to achieve spatial and temporal gene knockout in zebrafish has not been well established. In this study, we have developed a new approach, namely bacterial artificial chromosome-rescue-based knockout (BACK), to achieve conditional gene knockout in zebrafish using the Cre/loxP system. We have successfully deleted the DiGeorge syndrome critical region gene 8 (dgcr8) in zebrafish germ line and demonstrated that the maternal-zygotic dgcr8 (MZdgcr8) embryos exhibit MZdicer-like phenotypes with morphological defects which could be rescued by miR-430, indicating that canonical microRNAs play critical role in early development...
February 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223859/histatin-peptides-pharmacological-functions-and-their-applications-in-dentistry
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REVIEW
Zohaib Khurshid, Shariq Najeeb, Maria Mali, Syed Faraz Moin, Syed Qasim Raza, Sana Zohaib, Farshid Sefat, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
There are many human oral antimicrobial peptides responsible for playing important roles including maintenance, repairing of oral tissues (hard or soft) and defense against oral microbes. In this review we have highlighted the biochemistry, physiology and proteomics of human oral histatin peptides, secreted from parotid and submandibular salivary glands in human. The significance of these peptides includes capability for ionic binding that can kill fungal Candida albicans. They have histidine rich amino acid sequences (7-12 family members; corresponding to residues 12-24, 13-24, 12-25, 13-25, 5-11, and 5-12, respectively) for Histatin-3...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217387/histological-assessment-of-porous-custom-made-hydroxyapatite-implants-6-months-and-2-5-years-after-cranioplasty
#6
Hajime Ono, Taigen Sase, Yuichiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Takasuna
BACKGROUND: In cranial reconstruction, the features of artificial bone differ. Custom-made porous hydroxyapatite (HAp) implants for cranioplasty have been used all over the world because of their good cosmetic, biocompatibility, and osteoconductive properties. Surgical techniques were analyzed, and histological assessment of new bone formation in the hydroxyapatite was performed. METHODS: Over a 6-year time period, 41 patients underwent cranioplasty using a custom-made three-dimensional hybrid pore structured hydroxyapatite (3DHPoHAp) implant...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216852/a-simplified-approach-to-rehabilitate-an-ocular-defect-ocular-prosthesis
#7
Darshana Choubisa
A 42-year-old male patient complaint with missing right eye was referred to the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge. This patient was seeking artificial eye replacement. On careful clinical examination, a defect with a shrunken orbit and intact tissue bed was found in the patient. As the patient was economically very poor, modified stock ocular prosthesis was advised. To rehabilitate this ocular defect, "single" appointment technique with clinically available material was adopted, which is discussed in the present communication...
January 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216437/extracellular-eosinophilic-traps-in-association-with-staphylococcus-aureus-at-the-site-of-epithelial-barrier-defects-in-severe-airway-inflammation
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Elien Gevaert, Nan Zhang, Olga Krysko, Feng Lan, Gabriële Holtappels, Natalie De Ruyck, Hans Nauwynck, Shida Yousefi, Hans-Uwe Simon, Claus Bachert
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by a Th2-biased eosinophilic inflammation. Eosinophils have been shown to generate so-called extracellular eosinophilic traps (EETs) under similar pathological conditions. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate a possible link between EET formation and the presence of Staphylococcus aureus, an organism frequently colonizing the upper airways, at the human mucosal site of the disease. METHODS: Tissue slides were investigated for the presence of EETs and S...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212143/staphylococcus-aureus-infections-some-second-thoughts
#9
Willem J B van Wamel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is well known for its ability to cause life-threatening infections. On the other hand, this bacterium can thrive as a commensal on and in human tissues without causing much problems. How big a threat is S. aureus actually? Furthermore, commensalism is associated with biofilms, where can we find them, and which natural and artificial components activate biofilm formation? RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings on S. aureus carriage on skin, mucosa, and in wounds indicate the presence of large numbers of S...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210970/a-suspended-carbon-fiber-culture-to-model-myelination-by-human-schwann-cells
#10
Antonio Merolli, Yong Mao, Joachim Kohn
Understanding of myelination/remyelination process is essential to guide tissue engineering for nerve regeneration. In vitro models currently used are limited to cell population studies and cannot easily identify individual cell contribution to the process. We established a novel model to study the contribution of human Schwann cells to the myelination process. The model avoids the presence of neurons in culture; Schwann cells respond solely to the biophysical properties of an artificial axon. The model uses a single carbon fiber suspended in culture media far from the floor of the well...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210188/non-contact-photoacoustic-imaging-using-a-commercial-heterodyne-interferometer
#11
Chao Tian, Ting Feng, Cheng Wang, Shengchun Liu, Qian Cheng, David E Oliver, Xueding Wang, Guan Xu
Most current photoacoustic imaging (PAI) systems employ piezoelectric transducers to receive photoacoustic signals, which requires coupling medium to facilitate photoacoustic wave propagation and are not favored in many applications. Here, we report an all-optical non-contact PAI system based on a commercial heterodyne interferometer working at 1550 nm. The interferometer remotely detects ultrasound-induced surface vibration and does not involve any physical contact with the sample. The theoretically predicated and experimentally measured noise equivalent detection limits of the optical sensor are about 4...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Sensors Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207463/implantation-of-thickened-artificial-bone-for-reduction-of-dead-space-and-prevention-of-infection-between-implant-and-dura-in-secondary-reconstruction-of-the-skull
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Mine Ozaki, Keigo Narita, Masakazu Kurita, Yuki Iwashina, Akihiko Takushima, Kiyonori Harii
For the treatment of skull defect compensation after neurosurgery, a customized artificial bone is often employed owing to its toughness and the relative ease of producing cosmetically good result. However, implants are vulnerable to infection and removal of implant is sometimes necessary. Several other treatment options such as autologous bone graft or free flap are likely to be considered for the secondary reconstruction to avoid reinfection; however, reimplantation of artificial bone is beneficial for the patients, being not concerned with donor site morbidity...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204878/unusual-onset-of-adult-still-s-disease-due-to-a%C3%A2-systemic-reaction-to-artificial-breast-implants
#13
A Wehr, G Grieb, C Trautwein, K Streetz
In this manuscript, we report an exceptional observation study of a young woman suffering from an autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). Until today only seven cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) induced by breast implants have been published. This may be due to the fact that this illness itself is very rare; however, the reason might also be that the community is not sensitized to the case-specific symptoms. Within this article, we show for the first time highly detailed diagnostic test procedures such as PET-CT scans and specific histological staining of the breast tissue, displaying proinflammatory macrophages that are a well-known activator and booster of autoimmune diseases...
February 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203592/suture-only-repair-versus-suture-anchor-augmented-repair-for-achilles-tendon-ruptures-with-a-short-distal-stump-a-biomechanical-comparison
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Michael A Boin, Matthew A Dorweiler, Christopher J McMellen, Gregory C Gould, Richard T Laughlin
BACKGROUND: Chronic noninsertional Achilles tendinosis can result in an acute Achilles tendon rupture with a short distal stump. In such tendon ruptures, there is a limited amount of adequate tissue that can hold suture, thus presenting a challenge for surgeons who elect to treat the rupture operatively. HYPOTHESIS: Adding suture anchors to the repair construct may result in biomechanically stronger repairs compared with a suture-only technique. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202370/to-evaluate-the-role-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-healing-of-acute-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-femur
#15
Roop Singh, Rajesh Rohilla, Jeetesh Gawande, Paramjit Kumar Sehgal
PURPOSE: New research is focusing on the use of autologous growth factors to increase the effect of bone fracture healing while decreasing the amount of healing time for the patient. Platelets have been demonstrated to be the natural storage vessel for several growth factors and cytokines that promote blood coagulation, tissue repair, and the process of bone mineralization. The present study aims to evaluate the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in healing of acute femoral shaft fractures radiologically...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199886/construction-of-tissue-engineered-full-thickness-cornea-substitute-using-limbal-epithelial-cell-like-and-corneal-endothelial-cell-like-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#16
Canwei Zhang, Liqun Du, Peng Sun, Lin Shen, Jing Zhu, Kunpeng Pang, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a full-thickness artificial cornea substitute in vitro by coculturing limbal epithelial cell-like (LEC-like) cells and corneal endothelial cell-like (CEC-like) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on APCM scaffold. A 400 μm thickness, 11 mm diameter APCM lamella containing Bowman's membrane was prepared as the scaffold using trephine and a special apparatus made by ourselves. LEC-like cells and CEC-like cells, derived from hESCs as our previously described, were cocultured on the scaffold using a special insert of 24-well plates that enabled seeding both sides of the scaffold...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199003/applications-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-technologies-in-spinal-cord-injury
#17
REVIEW
Narihito Nagoshi, Hideyuki Okano
Numerous basic research studies have suggested the potential efficacy of neural precursor cell (NPC) transplantation in spinal cord injury (SCI). However, in most such studies the origin of the cells used was mainly fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells, both of which carry potential ethical concerns with respect to clinical use. The development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) opened a new path toward regenerative medicine for SCI. iPSCs can be generated from somatic cells by induction of transcription factors, and induced to differentiate into NPCs with characteristics of cells of the central nervous system...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198154/daily-and-seasonal-expression-profile-of-serum-melatonin-and-its-biosynthesizing-enzyme-genes-tph1-aanat1-aanat2-and-hiomt-in-pineal-organ-and-retina-a-study-under-natural-environmental-conditions-in-a-tropical-carp-catla-catla
#18
Chongtham Rajiv, Haobijam Sanjita Devi, Gopinath Mondal, Sijagurumayum Dharmajyoti Devi, Zeeshan Ahmad Khan, Thangal Yumnamcha, Rupjyoti Bharali, Asamanja Chattoraj
The tropical carp Catla catla is gaining importance for the studies of the impact of environmental changes on aquatic animals due to its surface dwelling habitat. To date, no information is available on the transcriptional profile of melatonin biosynthesizing enzyme genes in any tropical carp under either natural or artificial photothermal conditions in pineal and retina. The present study is an attempt to demonstrate the temporal pattern of expression of melatonin biosynthesizing enzyme genes, tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (tph1), arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (aanat1 and aanat2), and hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase (hiomt) collectively and simultaneously in pineal organ and retina in tropical fish, C...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195664/an-adaptive-model-for-rapid-and-direct-estimation-of-extravascular-extracellular-space-in-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-studies
#19
Azimeh N V Dehkordi, Alireza Kamali-Asl, James R Ewing, Ning Wen, Indrin J Chetty, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian
Extravascular extracellular space (ve ) is a key parameter to characterize the tissue of cerebral tumors. This study introduces an artificial neural network (ANN) as a fast, direct, and accurate estimator of ve from a time trace of the longitudinal relaxation rate, ΔR1 (R1  = 1/T1 ), in DCE-MRI studies. Using the extended Tofts equation, a set of ΔR1 profiles was simulated in the presence of eight different signal to noise ratios. A set of gain- and noise-insensitive features was generated from the simulated ΔR1 profiles and used as the ANN training set...
February 14, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193101/how-to-successfully-screen-random-aav-display-peptide-libraries-in-vivo
#20
Jakob Körbelin, Martin Trepel
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) has emerged as a very promising gene therapy vector. To enable tissue-directed gene expression, many artificially generated AAV variants have been established, often isolated from large pools of mutated capsids. Random peptide libraries displayed on AAV capsids have been used successfully to select vectors targeted to a given target cell or tissue in vitro and in vivo. However, the published methodology for screening of AAV libraries to isolate vectors with selective tissue tropism after intravenous administration in vivo has not been described in sufficient detail to address all critical steps...
February 14, 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
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