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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235483/a-novel-type-i-cystatin-of-parasite-origin-with-atypical-legumain-binding-domain
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Jana Ilgová, Lucie Jedličková, Hana Dvořáková, Michal Benovics, Libor Mikeš, Lubomír Janda, Jiří Vorel, Pavel Roudnický, David Potěšil, Zbyněk Zdráhal, Milan Gelnar, Martin Kašný
Parasite inhibitors of cysteine peptidases are known to influence a vast range of processes linked to a degradation of either the parasites' own proteins or proteins native to their hosts. We characterise a novel type I cystatin (stefin) found in a sanguinivorous fish parasite Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea). We have identified a transcript of its coding gene in the transcriptome of adult worms. Its amino acid sequence is similar to other stefins except for containing a legumain-binding domain, which is in this type of cystatins rather unusual...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234276/functional-reintegration-of-sensory-neurons-and-transitional-dendritic-reduction-of-mitral-tufted-cells-during-injury-induced-recovery-of-the-larval-xenopus-olfactory-circuit
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Sara J Hawkins, Lukas Weiss, Thomas Offner, Katarina Dittrich, Thomas Hassenklöver, Ivan Manzini
Understanding the mechanisms involved in maintaining lifelong neurogenesis has a clear biological and clinical interest. In the present study, we performed olfactory nerve transection on larval Xenopus to induce severe damage to the olfactory circuitry. We surveyed the timing of the degeneration, subsequent rewiring and functional regeneration of the olfactory system following injury. A range of structural labeling techniques and functional calcium imaging were performed on both tissue slices and whole brain preparations...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233938/regulation-of-hormonal-control-cell-reprogramming-and-patterning-during-de-novo-root-organogenesis
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Estefano Bustillo-Avendaño, Sergio Ibáñez, Oscar Sanz, Jessica Aline Sousa Barross, Inmaculada Gude, Juan Perianez-Rodriguez, Jose Luis Micol, Juan Carlos Del Pozo, Miguel A Moreno-Risueno, Jose Manuel Perez-Perez
Body regeneration through formation of new organs is a major question in developmental biology. We investigated de novo root formation using whole leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Our results show that local cytokinin biosynthesis and auxin biosynthesis in the leaf blade followed by auxin long-distance transport to the petiole leads to proliferation of J0121-marked xylem-associated tissues and others through signaling of INDOLE-3-ACETIC ACID INDUCIBLE28 (IAA28), CRANE (IAA18), WOODEN LEG, and ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATORS1 (ARR1), ARR10 and ARR12...
December 12, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231215/involvement-of-fak-mediated-bmp-2-smad-pathway-in-mediating-osteoblast-adhesion-and-differentiation-on-nano-ha-chitosan-composite-coated-titanium-implant-under-diabetic-conditions
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Xiang-Yu Ma, Ya-Fei Feng, Tian-Sheng Wang, Wei Lei, Xiang Li, Da-Peng Zhou, Xin-Xin Wen, Hai-Long Yu, Liang-Bi Xiang, Lin Wang
Chitosan (CS)-based hydroxyapatite (HA) composites have emerged as a novel strategy for promoting bone regeneration. Here nanophase HA/CS composite coated porous titanium implants (nCT) were fabricated and their biological behavior under diabetic conditions was investigated. We proposed that the focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-mediated BMP-2/Smad pathway played a role in mediating the promotive effect of nCTs on osteoblast adhesion and differentiation under diabetes-induced high reactive oxygen species (ROS) condition...
December 12, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230380/the-axolotl-limb-regeneration-model-as-a-discovery-tool-for-engineering-the-stem-cell-niche
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Negar Seyedhassantehrani, Takayoshi Otsuka, Shambhavi Singh, David M Gardiner
Purpose of review: Recent advances in genomics and gene editing have expanded the range of model organisms to include those with interesting biological capabilities such as regeneration. Among these are the classic models of regeneration biology, the salamander. Although stimulating endogenous regeneration in humans likely is many years away, with advances in stem cell biology and biomedical engineering (e.g. bio-inspired materials), it is evident that there is great potential to enhance regenerative outcomes by approaching the problem from an engineering perspective...
September 2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229947/recombinant-human-osteopontin-expressed-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-stimulates-osteogenesis-related-genes-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Kaewta Rattanapisit, Supaniga Abdulheem, Daneeya Chaikeawkaew, Anchanee Kubera, Hugh S Mason, Julian K-C Ma, Prasit Pavasant, Waranyoo Phoolcharoen
Tissue engineering aims to utilise biologic mediators to facilitate tissue regeneration. Several recombinant proteins have potential to mediate induction of bone production, however, the high production cost of mammalian cell expression impedes patient access to such treatments. The aim of this study is to produce recombinant human osteopontin (hOPN) in plants for inducing dental bone regeneration. The expression host was Nicotiana benthamiana using a geminiviral vector for transient expression. OPN expression was confirmed by Western blot and ELISA, and OPN was purified using Ni affinity chromatography...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229841/predicting-glycosaminoglycan-surface-protein-interactions-and-implications-for-studying-axonal-growth
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Adam R Griffith, Claude J Rogers, Gregory M Miller, Ravinder Abrol, Linda C Hsieh-Wilson, William A Goddard
Cell-surface carbohydrates play important roles in numerous biological processes through their interactions with various protein-binding partners. These interactions are made possible by the vast structural diversity of carbohydrates and the diverse array of carbohydrate presentations on the cell surface. Among the most complex and important carbohydrates are glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which display varied stereochemistry, chain lengths, and patterns of sulfation. GAG-protein interactions participate in neuronal development, angiogenesis, spinal cord injury, viral invasion, and immune response...
December 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228298/seedstor-a-germplasm-information-management-system-and-public-database
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R S P Horler, A Turner, P Fretter, M Ambrose
SeedStor (https://www.seedstor.ac.uk) acts as the publicly available database for the seed collections held by the Germplasm Resources Unit (GRU) based at the John Inness Centre, Norwich, UK. The GRU is a national capability supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The GRU curates' germplasm collections of a range of temperate cereal, legume and Brassica crops and their associated wild relatives as well as precise genetic stocks, near-isogenic lines and mapping populations...
December 8, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225198/perspective-in-optimization-of-stem-cell-therapies-for-heart-regeneration
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Paulina Gapska, Maciej Kurpisz
There is a variety of mechanisms(s) factor(s) that may influence stem cell therapies for heart regeneration. Among the best candidates for stem cell source are: mesenchymal stem cells (also those isolated from adipose tissue), cardiac cell progenitors (CPC) and descendants of iPSC cells. iPSC/s can be potentially beneficial although their pluripotent induction has been still in question due to: low propagation efficacy, danger of genomic integration/instability, biological risk of current vector system teratoma formation etc...
December 7, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223730/characterization-of-a-new-decellularized-bovine-pericardial-biological-mesh-structural-and-mechanical-properties
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Alessandra Bielli, Roberta Bernardini, Dimitrios Varvaras, Piero Rossi, Giancarlo Di Blasi, Giuseppe Petrella, Oreste Claudio Buonomo, Maurizio Mattei, Augusto Orlandi
Implants made from naturally-derived biomaterials, also called biological meshes or biomeshes, typically derive from decellularized extracellular matrix of either animal or human tissue. Biomeshes have many biomedical applications such as ligament repair, bone and cartilage regeneration and soft tissue replacement. Bovine collagen is one of the most widely used and abundantly available xenogenic materials. In particular, bovine pericardium is widely used as extracellular matrix bioprosthetic tissue. The efficiency of a pericardial mesh to function as scaffold depends on the quality of the decellularization protocol used...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223144/role-of-carbon-monoxide-in-neurovascular-repair-processing
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REVIEW
Yoon Kyung Choi
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gaseous molecule produced from heme by heme oxygenase (HO). Endogenous CO production occurring at low concentrations is thought to have several useful biological roles. In mammals, especially humans, a proper neurovascular unit comprising endothelial cells, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia, and neurons is essential for the homeostasis and survival of the central nervous system (CNS). In addition, the regeneration of neurovascular systems from neural stem cells and endothelial precursor cells after CNS diseases is responsible for functional repair...
December 8, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222406/dna-methylation-mediated-silencing-of-regenerating-protein-1-alpha-reg1a-affects-gastric-cancer-prognosis
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Yan-Song Qiu, Guang-Jun Liao, Ning-Ning Jiang
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common cause of cancer-related deaths. The clinical trials still lack the effective methods to treat or monitor the disease progression. In this research, the biological function and the underlying molecular mechanism of regenerating protein 1 alpha (REG1A) in GC were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Gene expression omnibus (GEO), KMplot datasets and GC tissue microarray (n=164) were used to analyze the expression of REG1A and related patient prognoses in GC...
December 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220822/fatigue-and-biological-properties-of-ti-6al-4v-eli-cellular-structures-with-variously-arranged-cubic-cells-made-by-selective-laser-melting
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M Dallago, V Fontanari, E Torresani, M Leoni, C Pederzolli, C Potrich, M Benedetti
Traditional implants made of bulk titanium are much stiffer than human bone and this mismatch can induce stress shielding. Although more complex to produce and with less predictable properties compared to bulk implants, implants with a highly porous structure can be produced to match the bone stiffness and at the same time favor bone ingrowth and regeneration. This paper presents the results of the mechanical and dimensional characterization of different regular cubic open-cell cellular structures produced by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of Ti6Al4V alloy, all with the same nominal elastic modulus of 3GPa that matches that of human trabecular bone...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219174/igfbp3-deposited-in-the-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-secreted-extracellular-matrix-promotes-bone-formation
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Moyuan Deng, Keyu Luo, Tianyong Hou, Fei Luo, Zhao Xie, Zehua Zhang, Aijun Yang, Bo Yu, Shaoxuan Yi, Tan Jiulin, Shiwu Dong, Jianzhong Xu
The extracellular matrix (ECM) contains rich biological cues for cell recruitment, proliferation and even differentiation. The osteoinductive potential of scaffolds could be enhanced through human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (hBMSC) directly depositing extracellular matrix (ECM) on surface of scaffolds. However, the role and mechanism of human umbilical cord MSC-secreted ECM in bone formation remain unknown. We tested the osteoinductive properties of a human umbilical cord MSC-secreted ECM construct (hUCMSC-ECM) in a large femur defect of a severe combined immunodeficiency mouse model...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218308/opportunities-for-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-in-retinal-regeneration-research
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REVIEW
Leah J Campbell, David R Hyde
While retinal degeneration and disease results in permanent damage and vision loss in humans, the severely damaged zebrafish retina has a high capacity to regenerate lost neurons and restore visual behaviors. Advancements in understanding the molecular and cellular basis of this regeneration response give hope that strategies and therapeutics may be developed to restore sight to blind and visually-impaired individuals. Our current understanding has been facilitated by the amenability of zebrafish to molecular tools, imaging techniques, and forward and reverse genetic approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218300/the-dual-role-of-cellular-senescence-in-developing-tumors-and-their-response-to-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Markus Schosserer, Johannes Grillari, Michael Breitenbach
Cellular senescence describes an irreversible growth arrest characterized by distinct morphology, gene expression pattern, and secretory phenotype. The final or intermediate stages of senescence can be reached by different genetic mechanisms and in answer to different external and internal stresses. It has been maintained in the literature but never proven by clearcut experiments that the induction of senescence serves the evolutionary purpose of protecting the individual from development and growth of cancers...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216013/bio-inspired-synthesis-of-a-hierarchical-self-assembled-zinc-phosphate-nanostructure-in-the-presence-of-cowpea-mosaic-virus-in-vitro-cell-cycle-proliferation-and-prospects-for-tissue-regeneration
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Koushi Kumar, Vasudevarao Penugurti, Gila Levi, Yitzhak Mastai, Bramanandam Manavathi, Pradip Paik
Self-assembly is an important auto-organization process used in designing structural biomaterials which have the potential capability to heal tissues after traumatic injury. Although various materials having the ability to heal after injury are available, there is still a substantial need to develop new improved materials. To address this issue, we have developed hierarchical three-dimensional (3D) self-assembled zinc phosphate (Zn3(PO4)2) in the presence of cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV). Zn3(PO4)2 nanoparticles are self-assembled into nanosheets with a high degree of isotropy and then self-organized into a 3D structure that can enhance surface interactions with biological entities...
December 7, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215316/endothelial-progenitor-cells-for-cellular-angiogenesis-and-repair-lessons-learned-from-experimental-animal-models
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Khawaja Husnain Haider, Salim Aziz, Mateq Ali Al-Reshidi
Stem/progenitor cell-based therapy has been extensively studied for angiomyogenic repair of the ischemic heart by regeneration of the damaged myocytes and neovascularization of the ischemic tissue through biological bypassing. Given their inherent ability to assume functionally competent endothelial phenotype and release of broad array of proangiogenic cytokines, endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)-based therapy is deemed as most appropriate for vaculogenesis in the ischemic heart. Emulating the natural repair process that encompasses mobilization and homing-in of the bone marrow and peripheral blood EPCs, their reparability has been extensively studied in the animal models of myocardial ischemia with encouraging results...
December 7, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214999/engineering-an-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-toward-its-substrates-3-hydroxypropanal-and-nad-for-enhancing-the-production-of-3-hydroxypropionic-acid
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Ye Seop Park, Un Jong Choi, Nguyen Hoai Nam, Sang Jin Choi, Abdul Nasir, Sun-Gu Lee, Kyung Jin Kim, Gyoo Yeol Jung, Sangdun Choi, Jeung Yeop Shim, Sunghoon Park, Tae Hyeon Yoo
3-Hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) can be produced via the biological route involving two enzymatic reactions: dehydration of glycerol to 3-hydroxypropanal (3-HPA) and then oxidation to 3-HP. However, commercial production of 3-HP using recombinant microorganisms has been hampered with several problems, some of which are associated with the toxicity of 3-HPA and the efficiency of NAD+ regeneration. We engineered α-ketoglutaric semialdehyde dehydrogenase (KGSADH) from Azospirillum brasilense for the second reaction to address these issues...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211918/decellularized-human-placenta-supports-hepatic-tissue-and-allows-rescue-in-acute-liver-failure
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Zurab Kakabadze, Anne Kakabadze, David Chakhunashvili, Lika Karalashvili, Ekaterine Berishvili, Yogeshwar Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta
Tissue engineering with scaffolds to form transplantable organs is of wide interest. Decellularized tissues have been tested for this purpose, although supplies of healthy donor tissues, vascular recellularization for perfusion and tissue homeostasis in engineered organs pose challenges. We hypothesized decellularized human placenta will be suitable for tissue engineering. The universal availability and unique structures of placenta for accommodating tissue, including presence of embedded vessels, were major attractions...
December 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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