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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053790/the-hippo-signaling-pathway-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-functions-and-regulations
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Amin Ardestani, Kathrin Maedler
Hippo signaling is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that critically regulates development and homeostasis of various tissues in response to a wide range of extracellular and intracellular signals. As an emerging significant player in many diseases, the Hippo pathway is also involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes on the level of the pancreatic islets. Multiple lines of evidence uncover the importance of Hippo signaling in pancreas development as well as in the regulation of β-cell survival, proliferation and regeneration...
October 18, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053516/fat-graft-survival-after-recipient-site-pretreatment-with-fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser
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Sung-Eun Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Tae Gon Kim, Yong-Ha Kim, Kyu Jin Chung
BACKGROUND: Fat grafting is a commonly performed procedure not only for augmenting the soft tissue but also for regeneration in esthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.However, unpredictable fat survival rate because of high resorption rate is remained as the main problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pretreatment of the recipient site to the fat survival using fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. METHODS: The rats were divided to 2 groups...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053443/enhancement-of-intercellular-electrical-synchronization-by-conductive-materials-in-cardiac-tissue-engineering
#3
Yu Wu, Liang Guo
OBJECTIVE: cardiac tissue regeneration for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases has been of great research interest. Under the hypothesis that electrical synchronization of cardiac cells can be aided by conductive materials, electrically conductive scaffolds have been frequently used to improve cardiac tissue regeneration. However, theoretical analysis is presently absent in examining the underlying mechanism and rationally guiding the design of these conductive scaffolds. METHODS: here, equivalent-circuit models are proposed, in which two adjacent groups of cardiomyocytes are grown either on a bulk conductive substrate or around conductive nanostructures...
October 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053267/uptake-kinetics-and-trophic-transfer-of-tungsten-from-cabbage-to-a-herbivorous-animal-model
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James H Lindsay, Alan J Kennedy, Jennifer M Seiter-Moser, Anthony J Bednar, Robert E Boyd, David R Johnson, Paul Allison, Ryan V Tappero
This investigation builds on previous studies on military relevant tungsten (W) to more thoroughly explore environmental pathways, bioaccumulation kinetics during direct soil exposure versus trophic transfer and elucidate its relative accumulation and speciation in different snail organs. The modeled steady state concentration and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) of W from soil into cabbage were 302 mg/kg and 0.55, respectively. Steady state concentrations (34 mg/kg) and BAF values (0.05) obtained for the snail directly exposed to contaminated soil were lower than trophic transfer by consumption of W-contaminated cabbage (tissue concentration of 86 mg/kg; BAF of 0...
October 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053142/resolution-of-inflammation-and-sepsis-survival-are-improved-by-dietary-%C3%AE-3-fatty-acids
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Andreas Körner, Martin Schlegel, Julia Theurer, Hannes Frohnmeyer, Michael Adolph, Marieke Heijink, Martin Giera, Peter Rosenberger, Valbona Mirakaj
Critical conditions such as sepsis following infection or traumatic injury disturb the complex state of homeostasis that may lead to uncontrolled inflammation resulting in organ failure, shock and death. They are associated with endogenous mediators that control the onset of acute inflammatory response, but the central problem remains the complete resolution of inflammation. Omega-3 enriched lipid emulsions (Ω-3(+) LEs) were used in experimental studies and clinical trials to establish homeostasis, yet with little understanding about their role on the resolution of inflammation and tissue regeneration...
October 20, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053076/protective-effect-of-biodegradable-nerve-conduit-against-peripheral-nerve-adhesion-after-neurolysis
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Kosuke Shintani, Takuya Uemura, Kiyohito Takamatsu, Takuya Yokoi, Ema Onode, Mitsuhiro Okada, Hiroaki Nakamura
OBJECTIVE Peripheral nerve adhesion caused by extraneural and intraneural scar formation after neurolysis leads to nerve dysfunction. The authors previously developed a novel very flexible biodegradable nerve conduit composed of poly(L-lactide) and poly(ε-caprolactone) for use in peripheral nerve regeneration. In the present study, they investigated the effect of protective nerve wrapping on preventing adhesion in a rat sciatic nerve adhesion model. METHODS Rat sciatic nerves were randomly assigned to one of the following four groups: a no-adhesion group, which involved neurolysis alone without an adhesion procedure; an adhesion group, in which the adhesion procedure was performed after neurolysis, but no treatment was subsequently administered; a nerve wrap group, in which the adhesion procedure was performed after neurolysis and protective nerve wrapping was then performed with the nerve conduit; and a hyaluronic acid (HA) group, in which the adhesion procedure was performed after neurolysis and nerve wrapping was then performed with a 1% sodium HA viscous solution...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052963/deficiency-of-p38%C3%AE-in-macrophage-ameliorates-d-galactosamine-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Jiao Liu, Shengjie Zhang, Hongchao Cao, Hui Wang, Chao Sun, Shengnan Liu, Shuxian Yu, Yan Li, Wei Liu, Hui Wang, Jingjing Jiang, Hao Ying
Growing evidence suggests that hepatic macrophages play an important role in tissue repair after liver injury by coordinating the induction and resolution of inflammation, removing apoptotic cells and promoting hepatocyte proliferation. Understanding the role of macrophage in the pathogenesis of liver injury will help pave the way to future therapeutics. Here we investigated whether macrophage p38α plays a regulatory role in the tissue repair following a GalN/TNF-α-induced acute liver injury. We found that macrophage p38α deficient mice displayed decreased mortality and relieved liver injury as evident from less apoptosis, accelerated regeneration, decreased granulocytes recruitment, monocytes infiltration, and cytokine production after GalN/TNF-α treatment...
October 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052365/inferior-in-vivo-osteogenesis-and-superior-angiogeneis-of-human-adipose-tissue-compared-with-bone-marrow-derived-stromal-stem-cells-cultured-in-xeno-free-conditions
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Meadhbh A Brennan, Audrey Renaud, Fabien Guilloton, Miryam Mebarki, Valerie Trichet, Luc Sensebé, Frederic Deschaseaux, Nathalie Chevallier, Pierre Layrolle
The possibility of using adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ATSC) as alternatives to bone marrow-derived stromal cells (BMSC) for bone repair has garnered interest due to the accessibility, high cell yield, and rapid in vitro expansion of ATSC. For clinical relevance, their bone forming potential in comparison to BMSC must be proven. Distinct differences between ATSC and BMSC have been observed in vitro and comparison of osteogenic potential in vivo is not clear to date. The aim of the current study was to compare the osteogenesis of human xenofree-expanded ATSC and BMSC in vitro and in an ectopic nude mouse model of bone formation...
October 19, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052001/quail-coturnix-japonica-egg-yolk-bioactive-components-attenuate-streptozotocin-induced-testicular-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-rats
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Gideon Oludare Oladipo, Chidinma Martha Nlekerem, Emmanuel Oluwafemi Ibukun, Ayodele Oluseyi Kolawole
INTRODUCTION: The testicular milieu is the machinery for the metabolism of testosterone in the male reproductive system. PURPOSE: The dysfunction of this highly regenerating system is inevitable in the condition of glucose imbalance as a result of insulin machinery impairment. Therefore, it is imperative to recommend dietary intervention for attenuating the testicular dysfunction and oxidative stress resulting from STZ-induction of diabetes. METHODS: STZ-induced diabetes (65 mg/kg, ip) was treated with QEYEM (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg/day) and quercetin (50 mg/kg/day) for 7weeks...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051571/a-new-cellular-type-in-invertebrates-first-evidence-of-telocytes-in-leech-hirudo-medicinalis
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Laura Pulze, Nicolò Baranzini, Rossana Girardello, Annalisa Grimaldi, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Enzo Ottaviani, Marcella Reguzzoni, Gianluca Tettamanti, Magda de Eguileor
Telocytes, a peculiar cell type, were recently found in vertebrates. Hence this cell system has been reported as ubiquitous in the bodies of mammals and interpreted as an important player in innate immunity and tissue regeneration, it is reasonable to look for it also in invertebrates, that rely their integrity solely by innate immunity. Here we describe, at morphological and functional level, invertebrate telocytes from the body of leech Hirudo medicinalis (Annelida), suggesting how these cells, forming a resident stromal 3D network, can influence or participate in different events...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051319/ccl26-participates-in-the-prl-3-induced-promotion-of-colorectal-cancer-invasion-by-stimulating-tumor-associated-macrophage-infiltration
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Qiusheng Lan, Wei Lai, Yujie Zeng, Lu Liu, Shoufeng Li, Shaowen Jin, Yang Zhang, Xingxi Luo, Heyang Xu, Xiangan Lin, Zhonghua Chu
Both phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) influence cancer progression. Whether PRL-3 plays a critical role in colorectal cancer (CRC) invasion and metastasis by inducing TAM infiltration remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the effects of chemokine ligand 26 (CCL26) on TAM infiltration and CRC invasion and the underlying mechanism in CRC cells by overexpressing or silencing PRL-3. We found that PRL-3 up-regulated CCL26 expression correlatively and participated in cell migration, according to the results of gene ontology analysis...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051111/perspectives-on-using-a-multiplex-human-kidney-safety-biomarker-panel-to-detect-cisplatin-induced-tubular-toxicity-in-male-and-female-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Yafei Chen, J Dale Thurman, Lewis B Kinter, Russell Bialecki, J Eric McDuffie
Multiplex biomarker panel assays would enable early de-risking of discovery compound related kidney safety liabilities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Myriad RBM Human KidneyMAP (Multi-Analyte Profile)® v.1.0 panel to detect experimental nephrotoxicity in Cynomolgus monkeys following a single intravenous administration of cisplatin (2.5mg/kg). Urine samples were collected at baseline on day -2; at approximately 4hr post-dose on day 1; and on days 4, 9, 15 and/or 20. Blood samples were collected at predose on day -2; at 4hr post-dose on day 1; and on days 2, 5, 10 and/or 21...
October 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051003/spontaneous-regeneration-of-nerve-fiber-and-irreversibility-of-corporal-smooth-muscle-fibrosis-after-cavernous-nerve-crush-injury-evidence-from-serial-transmission-electron-microscopy-and-intracavernous-pressure
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Yi-No Wu, Kuo-Chiang Chen, Chun-Hou Liao, Han-Sun Chiang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the pathophysiological progresses following bilateral cavernous nerve crushing (BCNC) injury, as an index for a treatment point and establishment of adequate treatment strategies for neurogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS: Thirty-six rats were assigned to 1 of 6 groups, and BCNC or sham surgery was performed. Functional testing and ultrastructural analyses were performed immediately and at 7, 14, 21, and 28 d after the cavernous nerve (CN) injury (n = 6)...
October 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049714/unlocking-the-secrets-to-regenerating-cardiac-tissue-an-update
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Olga N Kislitsina, Amiran S Revishvili, James L Cox
The use of extracellular matrix has evolved into a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of valve disease and heart failure. Both biomechanical and biochemical signals for tissue remodelling require the presence of the extracellular matrix to recognize the remodelling signals and transfer them to the host stem cells. The extracellular matrix is the key to delivering these signals to the immigrated stem cells, and it also serves as a 'stem cell scaffold' making the possibility of regenerating new cardiac tissue a reality...
August 24, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048769/in-vivo-implantation-of-a-tissue-engineered-stem-cell-seeded-hemi-laryngeal-replacement-maintains-airway-phonation-and-swallowing-in-pigs
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P Herrmann, T Ansari, A Southgate, A Varanou Jenkins, L Partington, C Carvalho, S Janes, M Lowdell, P Sibbons, M A Birchall
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal functional impairment relating to swallowing, vocalisation and respiration can be life changing and devastating for patients. A tissue engineering approach to regenerating vocal folds would represent a significant advantage over current clinical practice. METHOD: Porcine hemi-larynx were de-cellularised under negative pressure. The resultant acellular scaffold was seeded with human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells and primary human epithelial cells...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048643/novel-transduction-of-nutrient-stress-to-notch-pathway-by-rasgrp3-promotes-malignant-aggressiveness-in-human-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Ge Hu, Yuepeng Zhou, Yu Zhu, Ling Zhou, Rui Ling, Dan Wu, Lei Mi, Xuefeng Wang, Dongfang Dai, Chaoming Mao, Deyu Chen
In the process of enlarging of tumors, the dissolving tissue structures and remodeling endothelial cells for restoring gas exchange and nutritional support, further facilitate tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Activation of Ras plays a critical role in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We therefore investigated whether Ras guanyl-releasing protein 3 (RasGRP3), a Ras activator, could promote metastasis by inducing vascular regeneration and further epithelial-mesenchymal transition under nutrient stress (NS)...
September 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048241/nanofibrous-electrospun-hdecm-based-hybrid-scaffold-as-wound-dressing-for-reducing-scarring
#17
Tae Hee Kim, Youngmee Jung, Soo Hyun Kim
Produced via electrospinning, poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) membranes, which have a porous structure and are biodegradable, are of interest in various medical fields. The porous-structured electrospun membrane is particularly interesting because of several favorable properties: it exudes fluid from the wound, does not build up under the wound covering, and does not cause wound desiccation. Moreover, extracellular matrix (ECM)-based structures derived by tissue decellularization have application as engineered tissue scaffolds and as supports for cellular regeneration...
October 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047363/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-alleviates-renal-fibrosis-and-tubular-cell-apoptosis-through-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-inhibition-in-uuo-rat-models
#18
Jing Yuan, Yan Shen, Xia Yang, Ying Xie, Xin Lin, Wen Zeng, Yingting Zhao, Maolu Tian, Yan Zha
BACKGROUND: Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is closely associated with the cytoskeleton, inflammation, wound healing, angiogenesis, apoptosis, and myocardial regeneration, but the effects of Tβ4 treatment on chronic renal tubular interstitial fibrosis (CRTIF) are poorly known. This study aimed to examine the effects of Tβ4 on the renal apoptosis and the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF-β), E-cadherin, and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) in CRTIF rat models. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomized into four groups (sham group, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) group, UUO + low-dose Tβ4 group, and UUO + high-dose Tβ4 group)...
October 18, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047324/three-dimensional-duck-s-feet-collagen-plga-scaffoldforchondrification-role-of-pore-size-and-porosity
#19
Jeong Eun Song, Nirmalya Tripathy, Se Rom Cha, Sung Hyun Jeon, Soon Yong Kwon, Dong Sam Suh, Gilson Khang
An ideal tissue-engineered scaffold must provide sufficient porosity to allow free movement of cells, nutrients, and oxygen for proper cell growth and further maintenance. Owing to variation in pore sizes and shapes of as-fabricated scaffold, the amount of oxygen available for the cells attached to the scaffold and transfer of by-products and excrement will be different, which ultimately results in cell activity.Thus, optimizing pore size and porosity of a scaffold for a specific tissue regeneration are one of the key highlights, which should be considered while designing a scaffold as well as choosing a specific cell type...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047223/regeneration-of-osteochondral-defects-in-vivo-by-a-cell-free-cylindrical-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-scaffold-with-a-radially-oriented-microstructure
#20
Yuankun Dai, Tao Shen, Lie Ma, Dongan Wang, Changyou Gao
A scaffold with an oriented porous architecture to facilitate cell infiltration and bioactive interflow between neo-host tissues is of great importance for in situ inductive osteochondral regeneration. In this study, a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) scaffold with oriented pores in its radial direction (O-PLGA) was fabricated via unidirectional cooling of the PLGA solution in the radial direction, following with lyophilization. Micro-CT evaluation and SEM observation confirmed the radially oriented microtubular pores in the scaffold...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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