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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811974/ex-vivo-assessment-of-drug-response-on-breast-cancer-primary-tissue-with-preserved-microenvironments
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Manuele G Muraro, Simone Muenst, Valentina Mele, Luca Quagliata, Giandomenica Iezzi, Alexandar Tzankov, Walter P Weber, Giulio C Spagnoli, Savas D Soysal
Interaction between cancerous, non-transformed cells, and non-cellular components within the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in response to treatment. However, short-term culture or xenotransplantation of cancer specimens in immunodeficient animals results in dramatic modifications of the tumor microenvironment, thus preventing reliable assessment of compounds or biologicals of potential therapeutic relevance. We used a perfusion-based bioreactor developed for tissue engineering purposes to successfully maintain the tumor microenvironment of freshly excised breast cancer tissue obtained from 27 breast cancer patients and used this platform to test the therapeutic effect of antiestrogens as well as checkpoint-inhibitors on the cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811222/antitussive-antispasmodic-bronchodilating-and-cardiac-inotropic-effects-of-the-essential-oil-from-blepharocalyx-salicifolius-leaves
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Jehison Jiménez Hernández, María Inés Ragone, Patricia Bonazzola, Arnaldo L Bandoni, Alicia E Consolini
ETHOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Blepharocalyx salicifolius (Kunth) O. Berg (Myrtaceae) is a tree native to Argentina and Uruguay that grows and is cultivated along the riverside of the Rio de la Plata. The leaves of this plant species, locally known as "anacahuita" are used in South America to prepare infusions for the empiric treatment of cough and bronchospasm, as well as diarrhoea and other intestinal disorders. Although previous phytochemical studies have been performed with the essential oil extracted from Blepharocalyx salicifolius, pharmacological evidence supporting its traditional use is still lacking...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809844/the-4-vessel-sampling-approach-to-integrative-studies-of-human-placental-physiology-in-vivo
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Ane M Holme, Maia B Holm, Marie C P Roland, Hildegunn Horne, Trond M Michelsen, Guttorm Haugen, Tore Henriksen
The human placenta is highly inaccessible for research while still in utero. The current understanding of human placental physiology in vivo is therefore largely based on animal studies, despite the high diversity among species in placental anatomy, hemodynamics and duration of the pregnancy. The vast majority of human placenta studies are ex vivo perfusion studies or in vitro trophoblast studies. Although in vitro studies and animal models are essential, extrapolation of the results from such studies to the human placenta in vivo is uncertain...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801038/qrs-duration-reflects-underlying-changes-in-conduction-velocity-during-increased-intraventricular-pressure-and-heart-failure
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Jorge G Quintanilla, Javier Moreno, Tamara Archondo, José Manuel Alfonso-Almazán, José María Lillo-Castellano, Elena Usandizaga, María Jesús García-Torrent, Cruz Rodríguez-Bobada, Pablo González, Luis Borrego, Victoria Cañadas-Godoy, Juan J González-Ferrer, Nicasio Pérez-Castellano, Julián Pérez-Villacastín, David Filgueiras-Rama
Pressure overload and heart failure electrophysiological remodeling (HF-ER) in pigs are associated with decreased conduction velocity (CV) and dispersion of repolarization, which lead to higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia. This work aimed to establish the correlation between QRS complex duration and underlying changes in CV during increased intraventricular pressure (IVP) and/or HF-ER ex-vivo, and to determine whether QRS duration could be sensitive to an acute increase in left ventricular afterload in-vivo...
August 8, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789641/effect-of-renal-perfusion-and-structural-heterogeneity-on-shear-wave-elastography-of-the-kidney-an-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-study
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Xiaona Liu, Na Li, Tao Xu, Fang Sun, Rui Li, Qimin Gao, Lianxiang Chen, Chaoyang Wen
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effect of perfusion status on elasticity measurements of different compartments in the kidney using shear wave elastography (SWE) both in vivo and ex vivo. METHODS: Thirty-two rabbit kidneys were used to observe the elasticity variation caused by renal artery stenosis and vein ligation in vivo, and six beagle kidneys were studied ex vivo to explore the effect of renal perfusion on elasticity. Supersonic SWE was applied to quantify the elasticity values of different renal compartments (cortex, medulla and sinus)...
August 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777255/endogenous-and-agonist-induced-opening-of-mitochondrial-big-vs-small-ca2-sensitive-k-channels-on-cardiac-cell-and-mitochondrial-protection
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David F Stowe, Meiying Yang, James S Heisner, Amadou K S Camara
Both big (BKCa) and small (SKCa) conductance Ca-sensitive K channels are present in mammalian cardiac cell mitochondria (m). We used pharmacological agonists and antagonists of BKCa and SKCa channels to examine the importance of endogenous opening of these channels and the relative contribution of either or both of these channels to protect against contractile dysfunction and reduce infarct size after ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury through a mitochondrial protective mechanism. Following global cardiac IR injury of ex vivo perfused guinea pig hearts we found the following: both agonists NS1619 (for BKCa) and DCEB (for SKCa) improved contractility; BKCa antagonist paxilline (PAX) alone or with SKCa antagonist NS8593 worsened contractility and enhanced infarct size; both antagonists PAX and NS8593 obliterated protection by their respective agonists; BKCa and SKCa antagonists did not block protection afforded by SKCa and BKCa agonists, respectively; and all protective effects by the agonists were blocked by scavenging superoxide anions (O2) with TBAP...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775323/ex-vivo-pretreatment-of-human-vessels-with-sirna-nanoparticles-provides-protein-silencing-in-endothelial-cells
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Jiajia Cui, Lingfeng Qin, Junwei Zhang, Parwiz Abrahimi, Hong Li, Guangxin Li, Gregory T Tietjen, George Tellides, Jordan S Pober, W Mark Saltzman
Human endothelial cells are initiators and targets of the rejection response. Pre-operative modification of endothelial cells by small interfering RNA transfection could shape the nature of the host response post-transplantation. Ablation of endothelial cell class II major histocompatibility complex molecules by small interfering RNA targeting of class II transactivator can reduce the capacity of human endothelial cells to recruit and activate alloreactive T cells. Here, we report the development of small interfering RNA-releasing poly(amine-co-ester) nanoparticles, distinguished by their high content of a hydrophobic lactone...
August 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760671/application-of-phospho-cytof-to-characterize-immune-activation-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-thrombosis
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Jeffrey Glassberg, Adeeb H Rahman, Mohammad Zafar, Caroline Cromwell, Alexa Punzalan, Juan Jose Badimon, Louis Aledort
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the beta globin gene, and inflammation plays a key role in driving many aspects of disease pathology. Early immune activation is believed to be associated with hemodynamic stresses and thrombus formation as cells traffic through blood vessels. We applied an extracorporeal perfusion system to model these effects ex vivo, and combined this with a phospho-CyTOF workflow to comprehensively evaluate single-cell signatures of early activation across all major circulating immune subsets...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757517/reproducible-insulin-secretion-from-isolated-rat-pancreas-preparations-using-an-organ-bath
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Asuka Morita, Motoshi Ouchi, Misao Terada, Hiroe Kon, Satoko Kishimoto, Keitaro Satoh, Naoyuki Otani, Keitaro Hayashi, Tomoe Fujita, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Naohiko Anzai
Diabetes mellitus is a lifestyle-related disease that is characterized by inappropriate or diminished insulin secretion. Ex vivo pharmacological studies of hypoglycemic agents are often conducted using perfused pancreatic preparations. Pancreas preparations for organ bath experiments do not require cannulation and are therefore less complex than isolated perfused pancreas preparations. However, previous research has generated almost no data on insulin secretion from pancreas preparations using organ bath preparations...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757257/assessment-of-dually-labelled-pegylated-liposomes-transplacental-passage-and-placental-penetration-using-a-combination-of-two-ex-vivo-human-models-the-dually-perfused-placenta-and-the-suspended-villous-explants
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Lucie Valero, Khair Alhareth, Sophie Gil, Christelle Simasotchi, Caroline Roques, Daniel Scherman, Nathalie Mignet, Thierry Fournier, Karine Andrieux
Uptake and passage of nanocarriers through the placenta are critical information to develop new therapeutic approaches during pregnancy. In order to assess nanocarriers transplacental passage and penetration into the placenta, we studied and optimized two ex-vivo human models: the dually perfused placenta and the placenta explants. Doubly labelled PEGylated liposomes were used as models to provide data on the penetration and transplacental passage of drugs and liposomes. A HPLC method was set-up to quantify both carboxyfluorescein and lipid-rhodamine...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756120/comparison-of-two-strategies-for-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion
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Tobias Nilsson, Jan F Gielis, Alexis Slama, Christoffer Hansson, Andreas Wallinder, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Göran Dellgren
BACKGROUND: Two clinically used strategies for ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) were compared in a porcine model with respect to lung function, metabolism, inflammatory response, oxidative stress, and cell viability. METHODS: Porcine lungs (n = 20) were preserved, harvested, and kept cooled for 2 hours. After randomization, EVLP was performed using a cellular perfusate and open left atrium (COA group) or an acellular perfusate and a closed left atrium (ACA group). Oxygenation (partial pressure of arterial oxygen/fraction of inspired oxygen), compliance, dead space, weight, and perfusate oncotic pressure were registered before and after a 4-hour period of reconditioning...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744795/prediction-of-fetal-darunavir-exposure-by-integrating-human-ex-vivo-placental-transfer-and-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling
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Stein Schalkwijk, Aaron O Buaben, Jolien J M Freriksen, Angela P Colbers, David M Burger, Rick Greupink, Frans G M Russel
BACKGROUND: Fetal antiretroviral exposure is usually derived from the cord-to-maternal concentration ratio. This static parameter does not provide information on the pharmacokinetics in utero, limiting the assessment of a fetal exposure-effect relationship. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to incorporate placental transfer into a pregnancy physiologically based pharmacokinetic model to simulate and evaluate fetal darunavir exposure at term. METHODS: An existing and validated pregnancy physiologically based pharmacokinetic model of maternal darunavir/ritonavir exposure was extended with a feto-placental unit...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736024/effects-of-sildenafil-and-tadalafil-on-edema-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-an-experimental-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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J R Guerra-Mora, E Perales-Caldera, D Aguilar-León, C Nava-Sanchez, A Díaz-Cruz, N E Díaz-Martínez, P Santillán-Doherty, G Torres-Villalobos, C C Bravo-Reyna
BACKGROUND: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury is characterized by formation of reactive oxygen species and cellular swelling leading to pulmonary edema and primary graft dysfunction. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors could ameliorate lung ischemia-reperfusion injury by interfering in many molecular pathways. The aim of this work was to evaluate and compare the effects of sildenafil and tadalafil on edema and reactive oxygen species formation in an ex vivo nonhuman animal model of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733731/novel-laparoscopic-training-system-with-continuously-perfused-ex-vivo-porcine-liver-for-hepatobiliary-surgery
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Wenyan Liu, Xinglong Zheng, Rongqian Wu, Yinbin Jin, Shu Kong, Jianpeng Li, Jianwen Lu, Huan Yang, Xianghua Xu, Yi Lv, Xiaogang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a novel laparoscopic training system with a continuously perfused ex-vivo porcine liver for hepatobiliary surgery. BACKGROUND: Existing models for laparoscopic training, such as box trainers and virtual reality simulators, often fail to provide holistic training and real haptic feedback. We have formulated a new training system that addresses these problems. METHODS: Real-Liver Laptrainer consists of a porcine liver, customized mannequin, ex-vivo machine perfusion system, and monitoring software...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733632/3d-anatomical-and-perfusion-mri-for-longitudinal-evaluation-of-biomaterials-for-bone-regeneration-of-femoral-bone-defect-in-rats
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Emeline J Ribot, Clement Tournier, Rachida Aid-Launais, Neha Koonjoo, Hugo Oliveira, Aurelien J Trotier, Sylvie Rey, Didier Wecker, Didier Letourneur, Joelle Amedee Vilamitjana, Sylvain Miraux
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) appears as a good surrogate to Computed Tomography (CT) scan as it does not involve radiation. In this context, a 3D anatomical and perfusion MR imaging protocol was developed to follow the evolution of bone regeneration and the neo-vascularization in femoral bone defects in rats. For this, three different biomaterials based on Pullulan-Dextran and containing either Fucoidan or HydroxyApatite or both were implanted. In vivo MRI, ex vivo micro-CT and histology were performed 1, 3 and 5 weeks after implantation...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720436/direct-measurement-of-pressure-independent-aqueous-humour-flow-using-iperfusion
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Michael Madekurozwa, Ester Reina-Torres, Darryl R Overby, Joseph M Sherwood
Reduction of intraocular pressure is the sole therapeutic target for glaucoma. Intraocular pressure is determined by the dynamics of aqueous humour secretion and outflow, which comprise several pressure-dependent and pressure-independent mechanisms. Accurately quantifying the components of aqueous humour dynamics is essential in understanding the pathology of glaucoma and the development of new treatments. To better characterise aqueous humour dynamics, we propose a method to directly measure pressure-independent aqueous humour flow...
September 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709993/intracellular-calcium-release-through-ip3r-or-ryr-contributes-to-secondary-axonal-degeneration
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Ben C Orem, Nicolas Pelisch, Joshua Williams, Jacqueline M Nally, David P Stirling
Severed CNS axons often retract or dieback away from the injury site and fail to regenerate. The precise mechanisms underlying acute axonal dieback and secondary axonal degeneration remain poorly understood. Here we investigate the role of Ca(2+) store mediated intra-axonal Ca(2+) release in acute axonal dieback and secondary axonal degeneration. To differentiate between primary (directly transected) and "bystander" axonal injury (axons spared by the initial injury but then succumb to secondary degeneration) in real-time we use our previously published highly focal laser-induced spinal cord injury (LiSCI) ex vivo model...
July 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699120/valve-related-modes-of-pump-failure-in-collecting-lymphatics-numerical-and-experimental-investigation
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C D Bertram, C Macaskill, M J Davis, J E Moore
Lymph is transported along collecting lymphatic vessels by intrinsic and extrinsic pumping. The walls have muscle of a type intermediate between blood-vascular smooth muscle and myocardium; a contracting segment between two valves (a lymphangion) constitutes a pump. This intrinsic mechanism is investigated ex vivo in isolated, spontaneously contracting, perfused segments subjected to controlled external pressures. The reaction to varying afterload is probed by slowly ramping up the outlet pressure until pumping fails...
July 11, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698470/real-time-amperometric-recording-of-extracellular-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-in-the-brain-of-immunocompromised-mice-an-in-vitro-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-characterisation-study
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Caroline H Reid, Niall J Finnerty
We detail an extensive characterisation study on a previously described dual amperometric H₂O₂ biosensor consisting of H₂O₂ detection (blank) and degradation (catalase) electrodes. In vitro investigations demonstrated excellent H₂O₂ sensitivity and selectivity against the interferent, ascorbic acid. Ex vivo studies were performed to mimic physiological conditions prior to in vivo deployment. Exposure to brain tissue homogenate identified reliable sensitivity and selectivity recordings up to seven days for both blank and catalase electrodes...
July 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694661/relevance-of-proteolysis-and-proteasome-activation-in-fatty-liver-graft-preservation-an-institut-georges-lopez-1-vs-university-of-wisconsin-appraisal
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Mohamed Amine Zaouali, Arnau Panisello-Roselló, Alexandre Lopez, Carlos Castro Benítez, Emma Folch-Puy, Agustín García-Gil, Teresa Carbonell, René Adam, Joan Roselló-Catafau
AIM: To compare liver proteolysis and proteasome activation in steatotic liver grafts conserved in University of Wisconsin (UW) and Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) solutions. METHODS: Fatty liver grafts from male obese Zücker rats were conserved in UW and IGL-1 solutions for 24 h at 4 °Cand subjected to "ex vivo" normo-thermic perfusion (2 h; 37 °C). Liver proteolysis in tissue specimens and perfusate was measured by reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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