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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644107/gingival-perfusion-and-tissue-biomarkers-during-early-healing-of-post-extraction-regenerative-procedures-a-prospective-case-series
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Lamees Alssum, Timothy D Eubank, Sashwati Roy, Barbaros S Erdal, Vedat O Yildiz, Dimitris N Tatakis, Binnaz Leblebicioglu
BACKGROUND: Post-extraction alveolar bone loss, mostly affecting the buccal plate, occurs despite regenerative procedures. To better understand possible determinants, this prospective case series assessed gingival blood perfusion and tissue molecular responses in relation to post-extraction regenerative outcomes. METHODS: Adults scheduled to receive bone grafting in maxillary, non-molar, single tooth extraction site were recruited. Clinical documentation included probing pocket depth (PD), keratinized tissue width (KT), tissue biotype (TB), plaque (P) and bleeding...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637841/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-%C3%AE-mediates-the-sema3a-induced-cortical-basal-dendritic-arborization-through-the-activation-of-fyn-tyrosine-kinase
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Fumio Nakamura, Takako Okada, Maria Shishikura, Noriko Uetani, Masahiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Yagi, Yoichiro Iwakura, Toshio Ohshima, Yoshio Goshima, Stephen M Strittmatter
Leukocyte common antigen related (LAR) class protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) are critical for axonal guidance; however, their relation to specific guidance cues is poorly defined. We here show that PTP-3, LAR homologue in C. elegans, is involved in axon guidance regulated by Sema2A-signaling. PTPδ, one of vertebrate LAR class PTPs, participates in Sema3A-induced growth cone collapse response of primary cultured dorsal root ganglion neurons from M. musculus embryos. In vivo, however, the contribution of PTPδ in Sema3A-regualted axon guidance was minimal...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634210/the-glycosylation-pathway-is-required-for-the-secretion-of-slit-and-for-the-maintenance-of-the-slit-receptor-robo-on-axons
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Mary Ann Manavalan, Vatsala Ruvini Jayasinghe, Rickinder Grewal, Krishna Moorthi Bhat
Slit proteins act as repulsive axon guidance cues by activating receptors of the Roundabout (Robo) family. During early neurogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster, Slit prevents the growth cones of longitudinal tract neurons from inappropriately crossing the midline, thus restricting these cells to trajectories parallel to the midline. Slit is expressed in midline glial cells, and Robo is present in longitudinal axon tracts and growth cones. We showed that the enzyme Mummy (Mmy) controlled Slit-Robo signaling through mechanisms that affected both the ligand and the receptor...
June 20, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617737/3d-cone-beam-computed-tomography-volumetric-outcomes-of-rhbmp-2-demineralized-bone-matrix-vs-iliac-crest-bone-graft-for-alveolar-cleft-reconstruction
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Fan Liang, Stephen Yen, Thomas Imahiyerobo, Luke Sanborn, Leia Yen, Daniel Yen, Sheila Nazarian, Breanna Jedrzejewski, Mark Urata, Jeffrey Hammoudeh
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2) in a demineralized bone matrix scaffold (MS) is a comparable alternative to iliac bone autograft in the setting of secondary alveolar cleft repair. Post-reconstruction occlusal radiographs demonstrate improved bone stock when rhBMP-2/MS is used, but lack the capacity to evaluate bone growth in three dimensions. This study uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to provide the first clinical evaluation of volumetric and density comparisons between these two treatment modalities...
June 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615657/bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-promotes-the-survival-and-preserves-the-structure-of-flow-sorted-bhlhb5-cochlear-spiral-ganglion-neurons-in-vitro
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Muhammad Waqas, Shan Sun, Chuanyin Xuan, Qiaojun Fang, Xiaoli Zhang, Irum-Us Islam, Jieyu Qi, Shasha Zhang, Xia Gao, Mingliang Tang, Haibo Shi, Huawei Li, Renjie Chai
SGNs are the primary auditory neurons, and damage or loss of SGNs leads to sensorineural hearing loss. BMP4 is a growth factor that belongs to the TGF-β superfamily and has been shown to play a key role during development, but little is known about its effect on postnatal cochlear SGNs in mice. In this study, we used the P3 Bhlhb5-cre/tdTomato transgenic mouse model and FACS to isolate a pure population of Bhlhb5+ SGNs. We found that BMP4 significantly promoted SGN survival after 7 days of culture. We observed fewer apoptotic cells and decreased expression of pro-apoptotic marker genes after BMP4 treatment...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614981/nuclear-encoded-mitochondrial-mrnas-a-powerful-force-in-axonal-growth-and-development
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Jenna R Gale, Armaz Aschrafi, Anthony E Gioio, Barry B Kaplan
Axons, their growth cones, and synaptic nerve terminals are neuronal subcompartments that have high energetic needs. As such, they are enriched in mitochondria, which supply the ATP necessary to meet these demands. To date, a heterogeneous population of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial mRNAs has been identified in distal axons and growth cones. Accumulating evidence suggests that the local translation of these mRNAs is required for mitochondrial maintenance and axonal viability. Here, we review evidence that suggests a critical role for axonal translation of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial mRNAs in axonal growth and development...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606990/the-formin-daam-is-required-for-coordination-of-the-actin-and-microtubule-cytoskeleton-in-axonal-growth-cones
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Szilárd Szikora, István Földi, Krisztina Tóth, Ede Migh, Andrea Vig, Beáta Bugyi, József Maléth, Péter Hegyi, Péter Kaltenecker, Natalia Sanchez-Soriano, József Mihály
Directed axonal growth depends on proper coordination of the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton in the growth cone. However, despite the relatively large number of proteins implicated in actin-microtubule cross-talk, the mechanisms whereby actin polymerization is coupled to microtubule stabilization and advancement in the peripheral growth cone remained largely unclear. Here we identified the formin DAAM as a novel factor playing a role in concerted regulation of actin and microtubule remodeling in Drosophila primary neurons...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598292/effects-of-primary-and-recurrent-sacral-chordoma-on-the-motor-and-nociceptive-function-of-hindlimbs-in-rats-an-orthotopic-spine-model
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Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Alejandro Ruiz-Valls, Sagar R Shah, A Karim Ahmed, Alvaro A Ordonez, Fausto J Rodriguez, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Ismael Jimenez-Estrada, Esteban Velarde, Betty Tyler, Yuxin Li, Neil A Phillips, C Rory Goodwin, Rory J Petteys, Sanjay K Jain, Gary L Gallia, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Chordoma is a slow-growing, locally aggressive cancer that is minimally responsive to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has high local recurrence rates after resection. Currently, there are no rodent models of spinal chordoma. In the present study, the authors sought to develop and characterize an orthotopic model of human chordoma in an immunocompromised rat. METHODS Thirty-four immunocompromised rats were randomly allocated to 4 study groups; 22 of the 34 rats were engrafted in the lumbar spine with human chordoma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593768/sem-as-a-facile-tool-for-real-time-monitoring-of-microcrystal-growth-during-electrodeposition-the-merit-of-ionic-liquids
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Yi-Ting Hsieh, Tetsuya Tsuda, Susumu Kuwabata
Due to the extremely low vapor pressure of ionic liquids (ILs), electrochemical deposition/dissolution of hexagonal hollow CuSn alloy tubes in IL can be real-time observed with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Two specially made electrochemical cells are used for the top-view and side-view observations. A series of clear SEM images reveals the hexagonal cones are formed prior to further developing hexagonal tubes. At the beginning, many small nuclei are formed on the electrode surface. Due to the electrodeposition rate being slow enough for the nuclei to crystallize into hexagonal structures, the electrodeposition rate is faster on the periphery than the inside of the structures...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588415/curvature-driven-morphing-of-non-euclidean-shells
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Matteo Pezzulla, Norbert Stoop, Xin Jiang, D P Holmes
We investigate how thin structures change their shape in response to non-mechanical stimuli that can be interpreted as variations in the structure's natural curvature. Starting from the theory of non-Euclidean plates and shells, we derive an effective model that reduces a three-dimensional stimulus to the natural fundamental forms of the mid-surface of the structure, incorporating expansion, or growth, in the thickness. Then, we apply the model to a variety of thin bodies, from flat plates to spherical shells, obtaining excellent agreement between theory and numerics...
May 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584672/keratoacanthoma-of-the-nasal-septum-secondary-to-ranibizumab-use
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Jason E Cohn, Hilary M Caruso Sales, Giang Huong Nguyen, Harvey Spector, Kenneth Briskin
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a benign epithelial tumor that typically presents as a firm, cone-shaped, flesh-colored nodule with a central horn-filled crater. KA is considered to be a low-grade variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We report a rare case of a 72-year-old male who presented with a KA involving the nasal septum, possibly related to ranibizumab use. A flesh-colored lesion on the right anterior nasal septum lesion was visualized on examination. Histologic examination revealed a well-circumscribed, dome-shaped central crater filled with keratin, well-differentiated squamous epithelium with ground-glass cytoplasm with pushing margins, and intraepithelial microabscesses establishing the diagnosis of KA...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580870/application-of-microfluidic-devices-in-studies-of-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
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Changjie Zhang, Sriram Neelamegham
Due to the importance of fluid flow during thrombotic episodes, it is quite appropriate to study clotting and bleeding processes in devices that have well-defined fluid shear environments. Two common devices for applying these defined shear stresses include the cone-and-plate viscometer and parallel-plate flow chamber. While such tools have many salient features, they require large amounts of blood or other protein components. With growth in the area of microfluidics over the last two decades, it has become feasible to miniaturize such flow devices...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572759/dendritic-actin-cytoskeleton-structure-functions-and-regulations
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Anja Konietzny, Julia Bär, Marina Mikhaylova
Actin is a versatile and ubiquitous cytoskeletal protein that plays a major role in both the establishment and the maintenance of neuronal polarity. For a long time, the most prominent roles that were attributed to actin in neurons were the movement of growth cones, polarized cargo sorting at the axon initial segment, and the dynamic plasticity of dendritic spines, since those compartments contain large accumulations of actin filaments (F-actin) that can be readily visualized using electron- and fluorescence microscopy...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571719/blockade-of-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycans-induced-axonal-growth-inhibition-by-lotus
#15
Yuji Kurihara, Yu Saito, Kohtaro Takei
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) are axon growth inhibitors in the glial scar, and restrict axon regeneration following damage to the adult mammalian central nervous system. CSPGs have recently been identified as functional ligands for Nogo receptor-1 (NgR1), which is the common receptor for Nogo proteins, myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), oligodendrocyte myelin glycoprotein (OMgp) and B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS). We have previously reported that through its binding to NgR1, lateral olfactory tract usher substance (LOTUS) suppresses Nogo, MAG, OMgp, and BLyS-induced axon growth inhibition...
May 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558778/test-retest-reliability-of-mandibular-morphology-measurements-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography-synthesized-cephalograms-with-random-head-positioning-errors
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Hsien-Shu Lin, Yunn-Jy Chen, Hsuan-Lun Lu, Tung-Wu Lu, Chien-Chih Chen
BACKGROUND: Cephalometric radiography has been used for orthodontic and surgical treatment planning and assessment, and for quantifying mandibular growth. However, it remains unclear how head positioning errors and the level of examiner experience affect the reliability of such morphometric measurements. The current study aimed to bridge the gap by determining the intra-, inter-rater, and inter-session reliability of measurements of mandibular morphology with random head positioning errors as measured by a junior and a senior dentist...
May 30, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548559/the-yucatan-minipig-tmj-disc-structure-function-relationships-support-its-suitability-for-human-comparative-studies
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Natalia Vapniarsky, Ashkan Aryaei, Boaz Arzi, Jerry C Hu, David C Hatcher, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Frequent involvement of the disc in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders warrants attempts to tissue engineer TMJ disc replacements. Physiologically, a great degree of similarity is seen between humans and farm pigs (FPs), but the pig's rapid growth confers a significant challenge for in vivo experiments. Minipigs have a slower growth rate and are smaller than FPs, but minipig TMJ discs have yet to be fully characterized. The objective of this study was to determine the suitability of the minipig for TMJ studies by extensive structural and functional characterization...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544680/multiscale-modulation-of-nanocrystalline-cellulose-hydrogel-via-nanocarbon-hybridization-for-3d-neuronal-bilayer-formation
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Dongyoon Kim, Subeom Park, Insu Jo, Seong-Min Kim, Dong Hee Kang, Sung-Pyo Cho, Jong Bo Park, Byung Hee Hong, Myung-Han Yoon
Bacterial biopolymers have drawn much attention owing to their unconventional three-dimensional structures and interesting functions, which are closely integrated with bacterial physiology. The nongenetic modulation of bacterial (Acetobacter xylinum) cellulose synthesis via nanocarbon hybridization, and its application to the emulation of layered neuronal tissue, is reported. The controlled dispersion of graphene oxide (GO) nanoflakes into bacterial cellulose (BC) culture media not only induces structural changes within a crystalline cellulose nanofibril, but also modulates their 3D collective association, leading to substantial reduction in Young's modulus (≈50%) and clear definition of water-hydrogel interfaces...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543060/nogo-b-is-the-major-form-of-nogo-at-the-floor-plate-and-likely-mediates-crossing-of-commissural-axons-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
#19
Liqing Wang, Chao Yu, Jun Wang, Peggy Leung, Ding Ma, Hui Zhao, Jeremy S H Taylor, Sun-On Chan
Using Nogo antibodies with defined binding specificity, Nogo-B, but not Nogo-A, was localized on radial glia in the floor plate of mouse embryos. The presence of Nogo-B was confirmed in Nogo-A knockout mice. In explant cultures of embryonic day (E) 11 and E12 spinal cord, blocking of NgR function with antagonist peptide NEP1-40 reduced the crossing of newly arrived commissural axons, resulting in an accumulation of growth cones in the floor plate. Analysis of growth cone morphology demonstrated an increase in size of growth cones in the floor plate after peptide treatment, which was not detected in axons growing towards the midline...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541185/superimposition-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images-by-joint-embedding
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Yuru Pei, Gengyu Ma, Gui Chen, Xiaoyun Zhang, Tianmin Xu, Hongbin Zha
OBJECTIVE: The superimposition of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images is an essential step to evaluate shape variations of pre and postorthodontic operations due to pose variations and the bony growth. The aim of this paper is to present and discuss the latest accomplishments in voxel-based craniofacial CBCT superimpositions along with structure discriminations. METHODS: We propose a CBCT superimposition method based on joint embedding of subsets extracted from CBCT images...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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