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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340341/tridimensional-visualization-and-analysis-of-early-human-development
#1
Morgane Belle, David Godefroy, Gérard Couly, Samuel A Malone, Francis Collier, Paolo Giacobini, Alain Chédotal
Generating a precise cellular and molecular cartography of the human embryo is essential to our understanding of the mechanisms of organogenesis in normal and pathological conditions. Here, we have combined whole-mount immunostaining, 3DISCO clearing, and light-sheet imaging to start building a 3D cellular map of the human development during the first trimester of gestation. We provide high-resolution 3D images of the developing peripheral nervous, muscular, vascular, cardiopulmonary, and urogenital systems...
March 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339301/cultivation-of-human-oral-mucosal-explants-on-contact-lenses
#2
Barbara Zsebik, László Ujlaky-Nagy, Gergely Losonczy, György Vereb, Lili Takács
Purpose/Aim: Autologous cultivated oral mucosal (OM) epithelial transplantation has been successfully used as corneal epithelial replacement in bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency. Recently, lotrafilcon A contact lens (CL) surface was described as a suitable carrier for cultured stem cells in corneal epithelial transplantation. Our aim was to establish explant cultures from human OM on CL carriers that are free of animal-derived materials and feeder cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human cadaveric 2 mm OM explants were sutured onto CL surfaces and cultivated with fetal calf serum (FCS) or human serum (HS) supplemented culture medium without feeder cells...
March 24, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337294/hypoxic-preconditioning-of-human-cardiosphere-derived-cell-sheets-enhances-cellular-functions-via-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-hif-1%C3%AE-pathway
#3
Yuya Tanaka, Tohru Hosoyama, Akihito Mikamo, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Arata Nishimoto, Koji Ueno, Bungo Shirasawa, Kimikazu Hamano
Cell sheet technology is a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of ischemic diseases such as myocardial infarction. We recently developed a novel protocol, termed "hypoxic preconditioning," capable of augmenting the therapeutic efficacy of cell sheets. Following this protocol, the pro-angiogenic and anti-fibrotic activity of cell sheets were enhanced by brief incubation of cell sheets under hypoxic culture conditions. However, the precise molecular mechanism underlying the hypoxic preconditioning of cell sheets is unclear...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335317/cytotoxicity-of-silver-nanoparticle-and-chitin-nanofiber-sheet-composites-caused-by-oxidative-stress
#4
Jun Kinoda, Masayuki Ishihara, Hidemi Hattori, Shingo Nakamura, Koichi Fukuda, Hidetaka Yokoe
Size-controlled spherical silver nanoparticles (<10 nm) and chitin-nanofiber sheet composites (Ag NPs/CNFS) have previously been reported to have strong antimicrobial activity in vitro. Although Ag NPs/CNFS have strong antimicrobial activity, their cytotoxicity has not been investigated. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of Ag NPs/CNFS on cytotoxicity for fibroblasts in vitro and healing delay of wound repair in vivo, focused on oxidative stress. Cytotoxic activities of Ag NPs/CNFS were investigated using a fibroblast cell proliferation assay, nitric oxide/nitrogen dioxide (NO/NO₂) measurement of the cell lysates in vitro, inhibitory effects of Ag NPs/CNFS on healing-impaired wound repair using diabetic mice in vivo, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) immunohistochemical staining of the skin sections, and generation of carbonyl protein in the wound was performed to evaluate cytotoxicity with oxidative stress...
October 20, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334699/robust-cell-tracking-in-epithelial-tissues-through-identification-of-maximum-common-subgraphs
#5
Jochen Kursawe, Rémi Bardenet, Jeremiah J Zartman, Ruth E Baker, Alexander G Fletcher
Tracking of cells in live-imaging microscopy videos of epithelial sheets is a powerful tool for investigating fundamental processes in embryonic development. Characterizing cell growth, proliferation, intercalation and apoptosis in epithelia helps us to understand how morphogenetic processes such as tissue invagination and extension are locally regulated and controlled. Accurate cell tracking requires correctly resolving cells entering or leaving the field of view between frames, cell neighbour exchanges, cell removals and cell divisions...
November 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332479/3d-tissue-formation-by-stacking-detachable-cell-sheets-formed-on-nanofiber-mesh
#6
Min Sung Kim, Byungjun Lee, Hong Nam Kim, Seokyoung Bang, Hee Seok Yang, Seong Min Kang, Kahp-Yang Suh, Suk-Hee Park, Noo Li Jeon
We present a novel approach for assembling 3D tissue by layer-by-layer stacking of cell sheets formed on aligned nanofiber mesh. A rigid frame was used to repeatedly collect aligned electrospun PCL (polycaprolactone) nanofiber to form a mesh structure with average distance between fibers 6.4 µm. When human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), human foreskin dermal fibroblasts, and skeletal muscle cells (C2C12) were cultured on the nanofiber mesh, they formed confluent monolayers and could be handled as continuous cell sheets with areas 3 × 3 cm(2) or larger...
March 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330118/cloning-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-lipase-from-bacillus-licheniformis-isolated-from-hot-spring-of-himachal-pradesh-india
#7
Gagandeep Kaur, Amninder Singh, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Swati Verma, Pushpender K Sharma
In the present investigation, a gene encoding extracellular lipase was cloned from a Bacillus licheniformis. The recombinant protein containing His-tag was expressed as inclusion bodies in Esherichia coli BL21DE3 cells, using pET-23a as expression vector. Expressed protein purified from the inclusion bodies demonstrated ~22 kDa protein band on 12 % SDS-PAGE. It exhibited specific activity of 0.49 U mg(-1) and % yield of 8.58. Interestingly, the lipase displayed activity at wide range of pH and temperature, i...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329722/antibacterial-properties-of-amino-acid-functionalized-silver-nanoparticles-decorated-on-graphene-oxide-sheets
#8
Kumudini Chandraker, Rekha Nagwanshi, S K Jadhav, Kallol K Ghosh, Manmohan L Satnami
Graphene oxide (GO) sheets decorated with amino acid L-cysteine (L-cys) functionalized silver nanoparticles (GO-L-cys-Ag) was synthesized by AgNO3, trisodium citrate, and NaBH4. GO-L-cys-Ag nanocomposite was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra, ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) absorption spectra, which demonstrated that a diameter of L-cys-AgNPs compactly deposited on GO. Antibacterial activity tests of GO-L-cys-Ag nanocomposite were carried out using Escherichia coli MTCC 1687 and Staphylococcus aureus MTCC 3160 as model strains of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326324/three-dimensional-human-cardiac-tissue-engineered-by-centrifugation-of-stacked-cell-sheets-and-cross-sectional-observation-of-its-synchronous-beatings-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#9
Yuji Haraguchi, Akiyuki Hasegawa, Katsuhisa Matsuura, Mari Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Iwana, Yasuhiro Kabetani, Tatsuya Shimizu
Three-dimensional (3D) tissues are engineered by stacking cell sheets, and these tissues have been applied in clinical regenerative therapies. The optimal fabrication technique of 3D human tissues and the real-time observation system for these tissues are important in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiac physiology, and the safety testing of candidate chemicals. In this study, for aiming the clinical application, 3D human cardiac tissues were rapidly fabricated by human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived cardiac cell sheets with centrifugation, and the structures and beatings in the cardiac tissues were observed cross-sectionally and noninvasively by two optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325366/whorling-cellular-perineurioma-a-previously-undescribed-variant-closely-mimicking-monophasic-fibrous-synovial-sarcoma
#10
Michael Michal, Dmitry V Kazakov, Abbas Agaimy, Marta Hosova, Kvetoslava Michalova, Petr Grossmann, Petr Steiner, Faruk Skenderi, Semir Vranic, Michal Michal
The authors present a distinctive perineurioma (PN) variant which morphologically strongly resembles monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma (MSS). The patients were 3 males and 1 female. The age ranged from 15 to 61years (mean: 44years). Locations included the sole, lower jaw, palm and foot. The tumor size ranged from 1.3cm to 2.5cm in the largest dimension (mean 1.8cm). Morphologically, all tumors had an identical, monotonous appearance. The perineurial cells were closely packed and created a confluent cellular whorls and/or sheets in a scarce stroma, with only focally discernible long, slender cytoplasmic processes typical for perineurial differentiation...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324731/basement-membranes
#11
Ranjay Jayadev, David R Sherwood
Basement membranes (BMs) are thin, dense sheets of specialized, self-assembled extracellular matrix that surround most animal tissues (Figure 1, top). The emergence of BMs coincided with the origin of multicellularity in animals, suggesting that they were essential for the formation of tissues. Their sheet-like structure derives from two independent polymeric networks - one of laminin and one of type IV collagen (Figure 1, bottom). These independent collagen and laminin networks are thought to be linked by several additional extracellular matrix proteins, including nidogen and perlecan (Figure 1, bottom)...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324599/three-dimensional-live-imaging-of-filamentous-fungi-with-light-sheet-based-fluorescence-microscopy-lsfm
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Francesco Pampaloni, Laura Knuppertz, Andrea Hamann, Heinz D Osiewacz, Ernst H K Stelzer
We describe a method for the three-dimensional live imaging of filamentous fungi with light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy (LSFM). LSFM provides completely new opportunities to investigate the biology of fungal cells and other microorganisms with high spatial and temporal resolution. As an example, we study the established aging model Podospora anserina. The protocol explains the mounting of the live fungi for the light sheet imaging, the imaging procedure and illustrates basic image processing of data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323853/afm-tirf-force-clamp-measurements-of-neurosecretory-vesicle-tethers-reveal-characteristic-unfolding-steps
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Mark C Harris, Dillon Cislo, Joan S Lenz, Christopher Umbach, Manfred Lindau
Although several proteins have been implicated in secretory vesicle tethering, the identity and mechanical properties of the components forming the physical vesicle-plasma membrane link remain unknown. Here we present the first experimental measurements of nanomechanical properties of secretory vesicle-plasma membrane tethers using combined AFM force clamp and TIRF microscopy on membrane sheets from PC12 cells expressing the vesicle marker ANF-eGFP. Application of pulling forces generated tether extensions composed of multiple steps with variable length...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323631/search-for-unconventional-superconductors-among-the-y-i-te-i-sub-2-sub-si-sub-2-sub-compounds-i-te-i-cr-co-ni-rh-pd-pt
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Adam P Pikul, Malgorzata Samsel-Czekala, Grzegorz Chajewski, Tetiana Romanova, Alicja Hackemer, Roman Gorzelniak, Piotr Wiśniewski, Dariusz Kaczorowski
Motivated by the recent discovery of exotic superconductivity in YFe<sub>2</sub>Ge<sub>2</sub> we undertook reinvestigation of formation and physical properties of yttrium-based 1:2:2 silicides. Here we report on syntheses and crystal structures of the Y<i>TE</i><sub>2</sub>Si<sub>2</sub> compounds with <i>TE</i> = Cr, Co, Ni, Rh, Pd, and Pt, and their low-temperature physical properties measurements, supplemented by results of fully relativistic FPLO band structure calculations...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322328/5d-imaging-via-light-sheet-microscopy-reveals-cell-dynamics-during-the-eye-antenna-disc-primordium-formation-in-drosophila
#15
Yu Shan Huang, Hui Yu Ku, Yun Chi Tsai, Chin Hao Chang, Sih Hua Pao, Y Henry Sun, Arthur Chiou
5D images of engrailed (en) and eye gone (eyg) gene expressions during the course of the eye-antenna disc primordium (EADP) formation of Drosophila embryos from embryonic stages 13 through 16 were recorded via light sheet microscopy and analyzed to reveal the cell dynamics involved in the development of the EADP. Detailed analysis of the time-lapsed images revealed the process of EADP formation and its invagination trajectory, which involved an inversion of the EADP anterior-posterior axis relative to the body...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322312/imaging-tissue-mimic-with-light-sheet-microscopy-a-comparative-guideline
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Jordi Andilla, Raphael Jorand, Omar E Olarte, Alexandre C Dufour, Martine Cazales, Yoann L E Montagner, Romain Ceolato, Nicolas Riviere, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Pablo Loza-Alvarez, Corinne Lorenzo
Tissue mimics (TMs) on the scale of several hundred microns provide a beneficial cell culture configuration for in vitro engineered tissue and are currently under the spotlight in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Due to the cell density and size, TMs are fairly inaccessible to optical observation and imaging within these samples remains challenging. Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM)- an emerging and attractive technique for 3D optical sectioning of large samples- appears to be a particularly well-suited approach to deal with them...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321045/characterization-of-human-ips-cell-derived-cardiomyocyte-sheets-as-a-model-to-detect-drug-induced-conduction-disturbance
#17
Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Yuji Nakamura, Takeshi Wada, Kentaro Ando, Yasunari Kanda, Yuko Sekino, Atsushi Sugiyama
In order to characterize human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) sheets as a model for detecting drug-induced conduction disturbance, we examined their electrophysiological and electropharmacological properties by using the multi-electrode array system with a programmed electrical stimulation protocol. At pre-drug control, the conduction speed, effective refractory period and field potential duration were 0.14 ± 0.01 m/sec, 453 ± 10 msec and 361 ± 9 msec, respectively at a cycle length of 1,000 msec (n = 18)...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320532/atypical-histiocytosis-in-red-squirrels-sciurus-vulgaris
#18
S H Smith, K Stevenson, J Del-Pozo, S Moss, A Meredith
Four red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) were subjected to necropsy examination over a 3-year period as part of a broader surveillance study. The squirrels presented with cutaneous, subcutaneous and/or internal swellings and nodules that consisted microscopically of sheets of atypical round cells and multinucleated giant cells. There was moderate anisokaryosis with rare mitoses. Nuclei ranged from oval to indented or C-shaped and some were bizarre, twisted or multilobulated. Many giant cells also had a bizarre morphology, with anisokaryosis within individual cells...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320452/compared-to-the-amniotic-membrane-wharton-s-jelly-may-be-a-more-suitable-source-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-cardiovascular-tissue-engineering-and-clinical-regeneration
#19
Lei Pu, Mingyao Meng, Jian Wu, Jing Zhang, Zongliu Hou, Hui Gao, Hui Xu, Boyu Liu, Weiwei Tang, Lihong Jiang, Yaxiong Li
BACKGROUND: The success of developing cardiovascular tissue engineering (CTE) grafts greatly needs a readily available cell substitute for endothelial and interstitial cells. Perinatal annexes have been proposed as a valuable source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the potential of human Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJ-MSCs) and amniotic membrane MSCs (AM-MSCs) as a seeding cell in CTE and cardiovascular regenerative medicine...
March 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317173/extracellular-matrix-in-the-cns-induced-by-neuropathogenic-viral-infection
#20
Rihito Watanabe, Masatoshi Kakizaki
During the early phase of infection with an extremely neurovirulent murine coronavirus, cl-2, the ER-TR7 antigen (ERag)-positive fibers (ERfibs) associated with laminin and collagen III show a rapid increase in expression levels in the meninges, followed by an appearance of the antigens in the ventricle and brain parenchyma. Then, cl-2 invades the ventricle and ventricular wall along the newly assembled ERfibs after infection, using them as a pathway from the meninges, the initial site of infection. In the lymph nodes and spleen, ERag is mainly produced by fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs), which play a key role in nursing the ERfibs to form a fibroblastic reticular network (FRN)...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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