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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936399/rising-rate-of-liver-transplantation-in-the-baby-boomer-generation-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-the-united-states
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Osama Siddique, Mairin Joseph-Talreja, Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Stephen A Harrison, Zobair M Younossi, Robert J Wong, Aijaz Ahmed
Background and Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most rapidly growing indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States and is on a trajectory to become the leading indication for LT in the next decade. We aimed to study the trends in NASH-related LT among persons born between 1945 and 1965, the baby boomer (BB) generation. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis using population-based data from the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network registry from 2004-2015 to evaluate the birth cohort-specific trends in liver transplant waitlist registrations and liver transplant surgeries in patients with NASH...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934313/characterization-of-pathogenic-enterococcus-cecorum-from-different-poultry-groups-broiler-chickens-layers-turkeys-and-waterfowl
#2
Beata Dolka, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Michał Czopowicz, Piotr Szeleszczuk
Enterococcus cecorum (EC) is known as a commensal in the intestines of mammals and birds. However, it has been described as an emerging pathogen in poultry industry worldwide. The aim of this study was to analyze and compare EC isolated from clinical material collected from poultry groups with different production purposes. The genetic diversity among pathogenic EC in relation to each specific poultry type was examined. In total, 148 isolates from independent infection outbreaks (2011-2016) were used: 76 broiler chickens (CB), 37 broiler breeders (BB), 23 layers (CL), 7 waterfowl (W) and 5 turkey (T) flocks (1 isolate/1 flock)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931858/loss-of-p73-in-ependymal-cells-during-the-perinatal-period-leads-to-aqueductal-stenosis
#3
Masashi Fujitani, Ryohei Sato, Toshihide Yamashita
The p53 family member p73 plays a critical role in brain development. p73 knockout mice exhibit a number of deficits in the nervous system, such as neuronal death, hydrocephalus, hippocampal dysgenesis, and pheromonal defects. Among these phenotypes, the mechanisms of hydrocephalus remain unknown. In this study, we generated a p73 knock-in (KI) mutant mouse and a conditional p73 knockout mouse. The homozygous KI mutants showed aqueductal stenosis. p73 was expressed in the ependymal cell layer and several brain areas...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930381/intraocular-pressure-and-big-bubble-diameter-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-an-ex-vivo-microscope-integrated-oct-with-heads-up-display-study
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Paramjit K Bhullar, Oscar M Carrasco-Zevallos, Alexandria Dandridge, Neel D Pasricha, Brenton Keller, Liangbo Shen, Joseph A Izatt, Cynthia A Toth, Anthony N Kuo
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and big bubble (BB) formation in a model of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). DESIGN: Ex-vivo. METHODS: Corneoscleral buttons from human donors were loaded onto an artificial anterior chamber connected to a column of balanced salt solution. A surgeon-in-training learned to perform DALK via the BB technique using swept-source microscope-integrated optical coherence tomography (SS-MIOCT) with heads-up display (HUD)...
September 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929626/association-of-human-platelet-antigens-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-chinese-population
#5
S-H Zhou, X-H Liang, L-N Shao, W-J Yu, C Zhao, M Liu
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic hepatitis. Previous studies have identified a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms that are associated with HCV infection. Human platelet antigens (HPAs) polymorphisms play an important role in several diseases. Here, we demonstrated the association of the HPA-2, HPA-3, HPA-5 and HPA-15 polymorphisms with susceptibility to HCV infection in Chinese population. Overall, 118 patients with HCV and 167 controls were genotyped for HPAs. There were no significant differences in the allele and genotype frequency distribution for the HPA-3, HPA-5 and HPA-15 systems between the patients with chronic HCV infection and the healthy controls (p > ...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929173/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-beta-identifies-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-enhanced-engraftment-to-tissue-injury-and-pro-angiogenic-property
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Shan Wang, Miaohua Mo, Jinmei Wang, Sobia Sadia, Bihua Shi, Xiaobing Fu, Lin Yu, Edward E Tredget, Yaojiong Wu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are heterogeneous likely consisting of subpopulations with various therapeutic potentials. Here we attempted to acquire a subset of MSCs with enhanced effect in wound healing. We found that human placental MSCs expressing platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor (PDGFR)-β exhibited greater proliferation rates and generated more colony-forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F), compared to PDGFR-β(-) MSCs. Notably, PDGFR-β(+) MSCs expressed higher levels of pro-angiogenic factors such as Ang1, Ang2, VEGF, bFGF and PDGF...
September 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928847/anti-angiogenic-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-lung-cancer-via-inhibition-of-endothelial-cell-migration-proliferation-and-tube-formation
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Meng-Hang Yang, Ke-Jie Chang, Jin-Cheng Zheng, Hai Huang, Guang-Yuan Sun, Xue-Wei Zhao, Bing Li, Qing-Yu Xiu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) exhibits a remarkable effect on leukemia treatment; however, its effect on solid tumors remains poorly explored. The present study demonstrated the inhibitory effect of As2O3 on lung cancer and explored its possible mechanism. It was observed that As2O3 significantly inhibited the growth of lung cancer xenografts and tumor angiogenesis in vivo. The inhibitory effect of As2O3 on cell proliferation in vitro was more remarkable in vascular endothelial cells than in lung cancer cells. It was also observed that As2O3 inhibited the migration of vascular endothelial cells and disrupted vascular tube formation on Matrigel assays...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928520/effect-of-the-incorporation-of-bifidobacterium-bb-12-microencapsulated-with-sweet-whey-and-inulin-on-the-properties-of-greek-style-yogurt
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Stephanie S Pinto, Bianca Dm Cavalcante, Silvani Verruck, Lara F Alves, Elane S Prudêncio, Renata Dmc Amboni
The effect of the addition of Bifidobacterium BB-12 microencapsulated by spray drying with sweet whey and inulin on the microbiological, physicochemical and texture properties of Greek-style yogurt was evaluated during 28 days of storage. The survival of this probiotic under simulated gastrointestinal conditions was assessed after this storage time. Three formulations of Greek-style yogurt were produced: Control (with free cells); SW (with microcapsules produced only with sweet whey); and SWI (with microcapsules produced with sweet whey and inulin)...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926988/quality-assessment-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-like-matrix-prepared-from-whole-blood-samples-after-extended-storage
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Hideo Kawabata, Kazushige Isobe, Taisuke Watanabe, Toshimitsu Okudera, Masayuki Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Jietsu Ryu, Yutaka Kitamura, Hajime Okudera, Kazuhiro Okuda, Koh Nakata, Tomoyuki Kawase
The platelet-rich fibrin-like matrix (PRFM) is usually prepared onsite and immediately used for regenerative therapy. Nonetheless, to meet the clinical necessity of preserving the PRFM without quality deterioration, we developed a method for preparation of PRFMs from short-term-stored whole blood (WB) samples. In this study, to evaluate the practical expiration date of storage, we extended the storage time of WB samples from 2 to 7 days and assessed the quality of the resulting PRFMs. WB samples collected with acid-citrate-dextrose were stored with gentle agitation at ambient temperature...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925857/comparison-of-stored-red-blood-cell-washing-techniques-for-priming-extracorporeal-circuits
#10
Jun Sasaki, Christopher Tirotta, Hyunsoo Lim, Kathleen Kubes, Jane Salvaggio, Robert Hannan, Redmond Burke, Jorge Ojito
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare three different blood washing techniques and describe the differences for the composition of the washed red blood cells (RBC). METHODS: Stored RBCs less than 5 days old were washed using three different techniques. 1) Washing with normal saline with the COBE Model 2991 blood processor in the blood bank (BB-S). 2) Washing with normal saline with the Continuous AutoTransfusion System (C.A.T.S) in the operating room (OR-S)...
September 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925585/resemblance-in-physical-activity-levels-the-portuguese-sibling-study-on-growth-fitness-lifestyle-and-health
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S Pereira, P T Katzmarzyk, T N Gomes, M Souza, R N Chaves, F K Santos, D Santos, A Bustamante, T V Barreira, D Hedeker, J A Maia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationships of biological, behavioral, familial, and environmental characteristics with siblings´ physical activity (PA) levels as well as the intrapair resemblance in PA. METHODS: The sample comprises 834 (390 females) biological siblings [brother-brother (BB), sister-sister (SS), brother-sister (BS)] aged 9 to 20 years. Total PA index (TPAI) was estimated by questionnaire. Information on potential behavioral, familial, and environmental correlates was obtained by self-report; body mass index (BMI), biological maturation, and physical fitness were measured...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924208/chebulinic-acid-inhibits-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-by-suppressing-pdgf-r%C3%AE-phosphorylation-and-inhibiting-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-expression
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In-Sung Song, Yu Jeong Jeong, Jung-Hyun Park, Sungbo Shim, Sung-Wuk Jang
Excessive migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) after vascular injury contributes to the development of occlusive vascular disease. Inhibition of VSMC migration is a validated therapeutic modality for occlusive vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis and restenosis. We investigated the inhibitory effect of chebulinic acid (CBA) on cell migration and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 activation in platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB-induced mouse and human VSMCs. CBA significantly inhibited PDGF-BB-induced migration in mouse and human VSMCs, without inducing cell death...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922745/big-brother-uncouples-cell-proliferation-from-elongation-in-the-arabidopsis-primary-root
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Pietro Cattaneo, Christian S Hardtke
Plant organ size is sensitive to environmental conditions, but is also limited by hardwired genetic constraints. In Arabidopsis, a few organ size regulators have been identified. Among them, the BIG BROTHER (BB) gene has a prominent role in the determination of flower organ and leaf size. BB loss-of-function mutations result in a prolonged proliferation phase during leaf(-like) organ formation, and consequently larger leaves, petals and sepals. Whether BB has a similar role in root growth is unknown. Here we describe a novel bb allele which carries a P235L point mutation in the BB RING finger domain...
September 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
#14
Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922143/leukocyte-reduced-platelet-rich-plasma-stimulates-the-in-vitro-proliferation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-depending-on-pdgf-signaling
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Siegmund Lang, Marietta Herrmann, Christian Pfeifer, Gero Brockhoff, Johannes Zellner, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele, Lukas Prantl, Sebastian Gehmert, Markus Loibl
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is suggested as xenoprotein-free cell-culture medium replacement for animal-derived supplements. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate PRP-triggered signaling in adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs). METHODS: PRP was obtained from 4 male patients. We incubated ASCs in α-MEM with different Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) subtypes or 10% or 20% pooled PRP or 20% fetal calf serum (FCS) prior to determination of the S-phase fraction (SPF)...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919586/combination-of-myelin-basic-protein-gene-polymorphisms-with-hla-drb1-1501-in-iranian-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Parham Nejati, Marzieh Attar, Maryam Rahimian, Davood Fathi, Majid Shahbazi
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), as a multifactorial autoimmune disease with complex genetic basis, causes demyelination in the central nervous system via cytokine responses to myelin antigens. Myelin basic protein (MBP) is the main protein component of the myelin sheath. HLA-DRB (human leukocyte antigen-DR beta) alleles, particularly HLA-DRB1*1501, may be of significance in the pathogenesis of MS. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of HLA-DRB1*1501 alleles and MBP VNTR (variable number tandem repeat) polymorphism with the MS susceptibility in Iranian population...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919510/magnesium-mg-based-interference-screws-developed-for-promoting-tendon-graft-incorporation-in-bone-tunnel-in-rabbits
#17
Jiali Wang, Jiankun Xu, Bin Song, Dick Hokiu Chow, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung, Ling Qin
How to enhance tendon graft incorporation into bone tunnels for achieving satisfactory healing outcomes in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most challenging clinical problems in orthopaedic sports medicine. Several studies have recently reported the beneficial effects of Mg implants in bone fracture healing, indicating the use potential of Mg devices in promoting the tendon graft osteointegration. Here, we developed an innovative Mg-based interference screws for fixation of the tendon graft in rabbits underwent ACLR and investigated the biological role of Mg-based implants in the graft healing...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918557/biomarker-levels-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-of-generalized-aggressive-periodontitis-patients-after-non-surgical-periodontal-treatment
#18
Federica Romano, Loretta Bongiovanni, Laura Bianco, Federica Di Scipio, Zhiqian Yang, Andrea Elio Sprio, Giovanni Nicolao Berta, Mario Aimetti
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of non-surgical periodontal treatment on gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) cytokines in patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP), in relation to clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 16 GAgP patients and 15 periodontally healthy controls. Periodontal parameters and GCF biomarker levels were evaluated at baseline and repeated 3 and 6 months after treatment for GAgP subjects...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915390/navy-and-black-bean-supplementation-primes-the-colonic-mucosal-microenvironment-to-improve-gut-health
#19
Jennifer M Monk, Dion Lepp, Wenqing Wu, K Peter Pauls, Lindsay E Robinson, Krista A Power
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are enriched in non-digestible fermentable carbohydrates and phenolic compounds that can modulate the colonic microenvironment (microbiota and host epithelial barrier) to improve gut health. In a comprehensive assessment of the impact of two commonly consumed bean varieties (differing in levels and types of phenolic compounds) within the colonic microenvironment, C57Bl/6 mice were fed diets supplemented with 20% cooked navy bean (NB) or black bean (BB) flours or an isocaloric basal diet control (BD) for 3 weeks...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915060/long-non-coding-rna-lnrpt-is-regulated-by-pdgf-bb-and-modulates-proliferation-of-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
#20
Jidong Chen, Jiao Guo, Xiaolei Cui, Yan Dai, Zhixiong Tang, Junle Qu, J Usha Raj, Qinghua Hu, Deming Gou
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a rare and fatal disorder with extensive remodeling of pulmonary arteries mediated by hyperproliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC). Aberrant platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) activity can lead to hyperproliferation of PASMC, however, little is known about the role of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in this process. Using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), we identified 725 lncRNAs in rat PASMC (RPASMC), 95 of which were expressed differentially in response to PDGF-BB treatment...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
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