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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039474/evaluation-of-a-radiocobalt-labelled-affibody-molecule-for-imaging-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-3-expression
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Maria Rosestedt, Ken G Andersson, Bogdan Mitran, Sara S Rinne, Vladimir Tolmachev, John Löfblom, Anna Orlova, Stefan Ståhl
The human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) is involved in the development of cancer resistance towards tyrosine kinase-targeted therapies. Several HER3‑targeting therapeutics are currently under clinical evaluation. Non-invasive imaging of HER3 expression could improve patient management. Affibody molecules are small engineered scaffold proteins demonstrating superior properties as targeting probes for molecular imaging compared with monoclonal antibodies. Feasibility of in vivo HER3 imaging using affibody molecules has been previously demonstrated...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038162/systematic-analysis-of-human-cells-lacking-atg8-proteins-uncovers-roles-for-gabaraps-and-the-ccz1-mon1-regulator-c18orf8-rmc1-in-macro-and-selective-autophagic-flux
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Laura Pontano Vaites, Joao A Paulo, Edward L Huttlin, J Wade Harper
Selective and macro autophagy sequester specific organelles/substrates or bulk cytoplasm, respectively, inside autophagosomes as cargo for delivery to lysosomes. The mammalian ATG8 orthologues (MAP1LC3A/B/C and GABARAP/L1/L2) are ubiquitin (UB)-like proteins conjugated to the autophagosome membrane and are thought to facilitate cargo receptor recruitment, vesicle maturation, and lysosomal fusion. To elucidate the molecular functions of the ATG8 proteins, we engineered cells lacking genes for each subfamily as well as all six mammalian ATG8s...
October 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036390/endothelial-cells-modified-by-adenovirus-vector-containing-nine-copies-hypoxia-response-elements-and-human-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-as-the-novel-seed-cells-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Xiaobin Song, Liang Shi, Lamei Chen, Xinyu Liu, Xun Qu, Ketao Wang, Fengcai Wei
Vascularization is one of the hotspots during the development of new therapeutic strategies for bone tissue engineering, which can alleviate hypoxic circumstance and prevent transplant failure. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene transfection using recombinant adenovirus (Ad) vector can effectively promote angiogenesis, but uncontrolled long-term continuous expression of VEGF brings safety concern. Here we constructed a recombinant Ad vector containing nine copies of HRE promoter and the hVEGF165 gene, which conserved the oxygen sensitivity of hypoxia-inducible factor-1/hypoxia response elements (HIF-1/HRE)...
September 27, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035868/comparative-analysis-of-codon-usage-pattern-and-its-influencing-factors-in-schistosoma-japonicum-and-ascaris-suum
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Gulshana A Mazumder, Arif Uddin, Supriyo Chakraborty
Schistosoma japonicum and Ascaris suum are considered as the major parasites of human which cause various life threatening diseases such as schistomiasis and ascariasis. The codon usage bias (CUB) is known as the phenomenon of more usage of a specific codon than the other synonymous codons for an amino acid. The factors that influence the codon usage bias are mutation pressure, natural selection, gene expression, gene length, GC content, RNA stability, recombination rates, codon position etc. Here we had used various bioinformatic tools and statistical analyses to understand the compositional features, expression level and codon usage bias in the genes of these two species...
December 20, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035379/lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-and-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer-are-characterized-by-enhanced-expression-of-transcription-factor-ap-2%C3%AE
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Mieke Raap, Malte Gronewold, Henriette Christgen, Silke Glage, Mohammad Bentires-Alj, Shany Koren, Patrick W Derksen, Mirjam Boelens, Jos Jonkers, Ulrich Lehmann, Friedrich Feuerhake, Elna Kuehnle, Oleg Gluz, Ronald Kates, Ulrike Nitz, Nadia Harbeck, Hans H Kreipe, Matthias Christgen
Transcription factor AP-2β (TFAP2B) regulates embryonic organ development and is overexpressed in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood malignancy. Gene expression profiling has implicated AP-2β in breast cancer (BC). This study characterizes AP-2β expression in the mammary gland and in BC. AP-2β protein expression was assessed in the normal mammary gland epithelium, in various reactive, metaplastic and pre-invasive neoplastic lesions and in two clinical BC cohorts comprising >2000 patients. BCs from various genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models were also evaluated...
October 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029643/an-integrated-methodology-for-assessing-the-impact-of-food-matrix-and-gastrointestinal-effects-on-the-biokinetics-and-cellular-toxicity-of-ingested-engineered-nanomaterials
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Glen M DeLoid, Yanli Wang, Klara Kapronezai, Laura Rubio Lorente, Roujie Zhang, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Nagarjun V Konduru, Maria Ericsson, Jason C White, Roberto De La Torre-Roche, Hang Xiao, David Julian McClements, Philip Demokritou
BACKGROUND: Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are increasingly added to foods to improve their quality, sensory appeal, safety and shelf-life. Human exposure to these ingested ENMs (iENMS) is inevitable, yet little is known of their hazards. To assess potential hazards, efficient in vitro methodologies are needed to evaluate particle biokinetics and toxicity. These methodologies must account for interactions and transformations of iENMs in foods (food matrix effect) and in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) that are likely to determine nano-biointeractions...
October 13, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028070/gene-expression-in-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-comparison-of-2d-films-3d-electrospun-meshes-or-co-cultured-scaffolds-with-two-way-paracrine-effects
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S C Hess, W J Stark, D Mohn, N Cohrs, S Märsmann, M Calcagni, P Cinelli, J Buschmann
Finding the appropriate cues to trigger the desired differentiation is a challenge in tissue engineering when stem cells are involved. In this regard, three-dimensional environments are often compared to cells' two-dimensional culture behaviour (plastic culture dish). Here, we compared the gene expression pattern of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) seeded in a three-dimensional (3D) electrospun mesh and on a two-dimensional (2D) film - both of exactly the same material. Additionally, we conducted experiments with a scaffold floating above a film to investigate two-way paracrine effects (co-system)...
October 13, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024161/site-directed-fluorescence-labeling-of-intrinsically-disordered-region-of-human-transcription-factor-yy1-the-inhibitory-effect-of-zinc-ions
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Adam Kazimierz Górka, Andrzej Górecki, Marta Dziedzicka-Wasylewska
Site-specific labeling of proteins with fluorescent dyes allows the study of protein structure and function using a wide variety of fluorescent techniques. However, specific labeling is not trivial in the case of proteins containing multiple cysteine residues. An example of such a protein is transcription factor Yin Yang 1, which comprises eight cysteine residues in four C2H2 type zinc fingers in the C-terminal region. Kinetic measurements of the labeling process allowed us to develop preparative labeling of three cysteine residues differently introduced to the N-terminal, disordered fragment of the protein...
October 12, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023999/occupational-exposure-to-diesel-engine-exhaust-and-serum-cytokine-levels
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Yufei Dai, Dianzhi Ren, Bryan A Bassig, Roel Vermeulen, Wei Hu, Yong Niu, Huawei Duan, Meng Ye, Tao Meng, Jun Xu, Ping Bin, Meili Shen, Jufang Yang, Wei Fu, Kees Meliefste, Debra Silverman, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan, Yuxin Zheng
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified diesel engine exhaust (DEE) as a human lung carcinogen. Given that inflammation is suspected to be an important underlying mechanism of lung carcinogenesis, we evaluated the relationship between DEE exposure and the inflammatory response using data from a cross-sectional molecular epidemiology study of 41 diesel engine testing workers and 46 unexposed controls. Repeated personal exposure measurements of PM2.5 and other DEE constituents were taken for the diesel engine testing workers before blood collection...
October 12, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020290/implementing-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-long-term-care-settings-an-integrative-review-using-a-human-factors-approach
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Morgan J Katz, Ayse P Gurses, Pranita D Tamma, Sara E Cosgrove, Melissa A Miller, Robin L P Jump
Implementing effective antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is associated with challenges distinct from those faced by hospitals. LTCFs generally care for elderly populations who are vulnerable to infection, have prescribers who are often off-site, and have limited access to timely diagnostic testing. Identification of feasible interventions in LTCFs is important, particularly given the new requirement for stewardship programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020045/human-amnion-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-osteogenic-and-angiogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Chunli Zhang, Lidong Yu, Songjian Liu, Yuli Wang
Tissue engineering using suitable mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) shows great potential to regenerate bone defects. Our previous studies have indicated that human amnion-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HAMSCs) could promote the osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (HBMSCs). Human adipose-derived stem cells (HASCs), obtained from adipose tissue in abundance, are capable of multi-lineage differentiation. In this study, the effects of HAMSCs on osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation of HASCs were systematically investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018483/the-angiogenic-potential-of-dpscs-and-scaps-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-dental-pulp-regeneration
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Petra Hilkens, Annelies Bronckaers, Jessica Ratajczak, Pascal Gervois, Esther Wolfs, Ivo Lambrichts
Adequate vascularization, a restricting factor for the survival of engineered tissues, is often promoted by the addition of stem cells or the appropriate angiogenic growth factors. In this study, human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAPs) were applied in an in vivo model of dental pulp regeneration in order to compare their regenerative potential and confirm their previously demonstrated paracrine angiogenic properties. 3D-printed hydroxyapatite scaffolds containing DPSCs and/or SCAPs were subcutaneously transplanted into immunocompromised mice...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016838/the-hand1-frameshift-a126fs-mutation-does-not-cause-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-in-mice
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Beth A Firulli, Kevin P Toolan, Jade Harkin, Hannah Millar, Santiago Pineda, Anthony B Firulli
Aims: To test if a human Hand1 frame shift mutation identified in human samples is causative of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Methods and results: HLHS is a poorly understood single ventricle congenital heart defect that affects two to three infants in every 10 000 live births. The aetiologies of HLHS are largely unknown. The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor HAND1 is required for normal heart development. Interrogation of HAND1 sequence from fixed HLHS tissues identified a somatic frame-shift mutation at Alanine 126 (NP_004812...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016807/a-recombinant-lentiviral-pdgf-driven-mouse-model-of-proneural-glioblastoma
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Gilbert J Rahme, Bryan W Luikart, Chao Cheng, Mark A Israel
Background: Mouse models of glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive primary brain tumor, are critical for understanding GBM pathology and can contribute to the preclinical evaluation of therapeutic agents. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) signaling has been implicated in the development and pathogenesis of GBM, specifically the proneural subtype. Although multiple mouse models of PDGF-driven glioma have been described, they require transgenic mice engineered to activate PDGF signaling and/or impair tumor suppressor genes and typically represent lower-grade glioma...
July 7, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994769/isolation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-blood
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Prashanth Ravishankar, M Alejandra Zeballos, Kartik Balachandran
The existence of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in peripheral blood and its involvement in vasculogenesis was first reported by Ashara and colleagues(1). Later, others documented the existence of similar types of EPCs originating from bone marrow(2)(,)(3). More recently, Yoder and Ingram showed that EPCs derived from umbilical cord blood had a higher proliferative potential compared to ones isolated from adult peripheral blood(4)(,)(5)(,)(6). Apart from being involved in postnatal vasculogenesis, EPCs have also shown promise as a cell source for creating tissue-engineered vascular and heart valve constructs(7)(,)(8)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994390/clearance-of-beta-amyloid-is-facilitated-by-apolipoprotein-e-and-circulating-high-density-lipoproteins-in-bioengineered-human-vessels
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Jerome Robert, Emily B Button, Brian Yuen, Megan Gilmour, Kevin Kang, Arvin Bahrabadi, Sophie Stukas, Wenchen Zhao, Iva Kulic, Cheryl L Wellington
Amyloid plaques, consisting of deposited beta-amyloid (Aβ), are a neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Cerebral vessels play a major role in AD, as Aβ is cleared from the brain by pathways involving the cerebrovasculature, most AD patients have cerebrovascular amyloid (cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and cardiovascular risk factors increase dementia risk. Here we present a notable advance in vascular tissue engineering by generating the first functional 3-dimensioinal model of CAA in bioengineered human vessels...
October 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992805/the-effects-of-liquid-crystal-based-composite-substrates-on-cell-functional-responses-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-mechano-regulatory-process
#17
Hao Wu, Yupan Shang, Jiaqing Zhang, Lek Hang Cheang, Xiaoli Zeng, Mei Tu
Physical properties of extracellular matrix, including elasticity and microstructure, have been considered as important factors inducing stem cell differentiation. This study developed a novel type of liquid crystal-based matrix by combining the elastic property of polyurethane with viscoelastic liquid crystal to generate a soft elastic response resembling physical microenvironment of stem cell niche, and explored the mechano-driving cell behaviors. Addition of varying liquid crystal concentration (10 wt%, 30 wt% and 50 wt%) had great effects on surface morphology and elastic modulus of liquid crystal/ polyurethane composite substrates...
October 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992803/collagen-sponge-functionalized-with-chimeric-anti-bmp-2-monoclonal-antibody-mediates-repair-of-nonunion-tibia-defects-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model-an-exploratory-study
#18
Lijia Guo, Seiko Min, Yingying Su, Jianxia Tang, Juan Du, Bee Tin Goh, Leonardo Saigo, Songlin Wang, Sahar Ansari, Alireza Moshaverinia, Homayoun H Zadeh, Yi Liu
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 is an FDA-approved therapy for nonunion tibia fracture, though it has a number of biological and practical disadvantages. Our research group has developed a novel tissue engineering strategy termed antibody-mediated osseous regeneration. This entails application of anti-BMP-2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to capture endogenous BMP's to mediate in vivo bone formation. This has been documented in a number of animal models. The present exploratory study sought to investigate the application of antibody-mediated osseous regeneration for repair of nonunion tibia defect in a nonhuman primate model...
October 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987783/engineering-fibrin-hydrogels-to-promote-the-wound-healing-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids
#19
Kaitlin C Murphy, Jacklyn Whitehead, Dejie Zhou, Steve S Ho, J Kent Leach
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) secrete endogenous factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) that promote angiogenesis, modulate the inflammatory microenvironment, and stimulate wound repair, and MSC spheroids secrete more trophic factors than dissociated, individual MSCs. Compared to injection of cells alone, transplantation of MSCs in a biomaterial can enhance their wound healing potential by localizing cells at the defect site and upregulating trophic factor secretion...
October 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984728/incidence-of-wrong-site-surgery-list-errors-for-a-2-year-period-in-a-single-national-health-service-board
#20
Alistair Geraghty, Lorna Ferguson, Craig McIlhenny, Paul Bowie
INTRODUCTION: Wrong-site/side surgical "never events" continue to cause considerable harm to patients, healthcare professionals, and organizations within the United Kingdom. Incidence has remained static despite the mandatory introduction of surgical checklists. Operating theater list errors have been identified as a regular contributor to these never events. The aims of the study were to identify and to learn from the incidence of wrong-site/side list errors in a single National Health Service board...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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