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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238196/focal-adhesion-kinase-maintains-but-not-increases-the-adhesion-of-dental-pulp-cells
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Yuyan Qian, Meiying Shao, Wenlin Zou, Linyan Wang, Ran Cheng, Tao Hu
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) functions as a key enzyme in the integrin-mediated adhesion-signalling pathway. Here, we aimed to investigate the effects of FAK on adhesion of human dental pulp (HDP) cells. We transfected lentiviral vectors to silence or overexpress FAK in HDP cells ex vivo. Early cell adhesion, cell survival and focal contacts (FCs)-related proteins (FAK and paxillin) were examined. By using immunofluorescence, the formation of FCs and cytoskeleton was detected, respectively. We found that both adhesion and survival of HDP cells were suppressed by FAK inhibition...
February 25, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237600/chromium-concentrations-in-ruminant-feed-ingredients
#2
J W Spears, K E Lloyd, K Krafka
Chromium (Cr), in the form of Cr propionate, has been permitted for supplementation to cattle diets in the United States at levels up to 0.50 mg of Cr/kg of DM since 2009. Little is known regarding Cr concentrations naturally present in practical feed ingredients. The present study was conducted to determine Cr concentrations in feed ingredients commonly fed to ruminants. Feed ingredients were collected from dairy farms, feed mills, grain bins, and university research farms. Mean Cr concentrations in whole cereal grains ranged from 0...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236281/effect-of-dark-discolouration-and-enamel-dentine-fracture-on-the-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-pre-schoolers
#3
J Ramos-Jorge, A C Sá-Pinto, I Almeida Pordeus, S Martins Paiva, C Castro Martins, M L Ramos-Jorge
AIM: To determine the effect of different types of dental trauma on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among pre-school children. METHODS: Four hundred fifty-nine Brazilian pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years were submitted to an oral examination in the school environment for the evaluation of dental trauma using the criteria proposed by Andreasen et al. (2007). Parents answered a questionnaire on the OHRQoL of the children using the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) and another one on socio-demographic characteristics of the children and their families...
February 24, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235627/florid-splenic-gamma-delta-t-cell-proliferation-in-patients-with-splenomegaly-and-cytopenias-a-high-stakes-diagnostic-challenge
#4
Shanxiang Zhang, Michael G Bayerl
OBJECTIVES: Splenic gamma/delta T-cell proliferation is rare and correct diagnosis is critical for adequate clinical management. METHODS: Two splenectomy cases from patients with splenomegaly and cytopenias were studied by morphological evaluation, extensive immunophenotyping, FISH and molecular studies. The clinicopathologic findings were compared with splenic T gamma/delta neoplasia, notably hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTL) and T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia (TLGL) of the variety T gamma/delta...
February 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230598/analysis-of-the-adherence-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-on-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-silk-fibroin-based-biomaterials-applications-in-regenerative-dentistry
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María Pilar Pecci-Lloret, Mar Vera-Sánchez, Salvador Aznar-Cervantes, David García-Bernal, Ricardo Oñate Sánchez, Miguel Ramón Pecci-Lloret, José María Moraleda, José Luis Cenis, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Lozano
Among various biomaterials used as scaffolds in tissue engineering, silk fibroin is a highly attractive material. A scaffold should be biocompatible and nontoxic, with optimal physical features and mechanical properties. For this reason, tissue-engineering approaches in regenerative medicine have focused on investigating the biocompatibility of possible biomaterials by analyzing cell-scaffold interaction properties. The aim of the present study was to examine the biocompatibility of silk fibroin as a film (two-dimensional [2D]) and a scaffold (three-dimensional [3D]) after being cellularized with human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229417/a-simplified-and-systematic-method-to-isolate-culture-and-characterize-multiple-types-of-human-dental-stem-cells-from-a-single-tooth
#6
Mohammed Bakkar, Younan Liu, Dongdong Fang, Camille Stegen, Xinyun Su, Murali Ramamoorthi, Li-Chieh Lin, Takako Kawasaki, Nicholas Makhoul, Huan Pham, Yoshinori Sumita, Simon D Tran
This chapter describes a simplified method that allows the systematic isolation of multiple types of dental stem cells such as dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSC), and stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) from a single tooth. Of specific interest is the modified laboratory approach to harvest/retrieve the dental pulp tissue by minimizing trauma to DPSC by continuous irrigation, reduction of frictional heat from the bur rotation, and reduction of the bur contact time with the dentin...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229403/a-simple-protocol-to-isolate-characterize-and-expand-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Federica Di Scipio, Andrea Elio Sprio, Maria Elisabetta Carere, Zhiqian Yang, Giovanni Nicolao Berta
Adult stem cells reside in body tissues to preserve organs and whole organism homeostasis. They are acquiring a prominent role in the contemporary medicine. Many protocols to isolate and cultivate adult stem cells have been so far described, though they are often lengthy, laborious, and require very expansive instruments, materials, and reagents. On this basis, we describe a simple, cheap but at the same time functional method to: (1) isolate dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), (2) expand and cultivate DPSC, (3) cryopreserve DPSC, (4) characterize DPSC, and (5) differentiate DPSC into both mesenchymal and non-mesenchymal lineages...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224888/spherical-nanocrystalline-cellulose-ncc-from-oil-palm-empty-fruit-bunch-pulp-via-ultrasound-assisted-hydrolysis
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Z A Zianor Azrina, M Dalour H Beg, M Y Rosli, Ridzuan Ramli, Norhafzan Junadi, A K M Moshiul Alam
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) was isolated from oil palm empty fruit bunch pulp (EFBP) using ultrasound assisted acid hydrolysis. The obtained NCC was analysed using FESEM, XRD, FTIR, and TGA, and compared with raw empty fruit bunch fibre (REFB), empty fruit bunch pulp (EFBP), and treated empty fruit bunch pulp (TEFBP). Based on FESEM analysis, it was found that NCC has a spherical shaped after acid hydrolysis with the assistance of ultrasound. This situation was different compared to previous studies that obtained rod-like shaped of NCC...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221851/virulence-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-a%C3%A3-ai-euterpe-oleraceae-martius-pulp-following-mild-heat-treatment
#9
Rodrigo Labello Barbosa, Karen Signori Pereira, Viviane Liotti Dias, Flávio Luis Schmidt, Delma Pegolo Alves, Ana Maria Aparecida Guaraldo, Luiz Augusto Corrêa Passos
Outbreaks of acute Chagas disease (ACD) in northern Brazil can be caused by the ingestion of unprocessed açai pulp contaminated with Trypanosoma cruzi . The aim of this study was to determine the minimum thermal process required to inactivate T. cruzi in açai pulp. Trypomastigotes (100,000) of T. cruzi Y strain were added to 0.15 M NaCl or açai pulp and continuously mixed while being heat treated at 37 to 49°C for up to 1 h. When necessary, parasites were separated from açai pulp by forced sieving. Inocula were administrated intraperitoneally in inbred immunodeficient C...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221781/the-relationship-between-organic-loading-and-effects-on-fish-reproduction-for-pulp-mill-effluents-across-canada
#10
Pierre H Martel, Brian I O'Connor, Tibor G Kovacs, Michael R Van Den Heuvel, Joanne L Parrott, Mark E McMaster, Deborah L MacLatchy, Glen J Van Der Kraak, L Mark Hewitt
This study builds upon the work of a multiagency consortium tasked with determining cost effective solutions for the effects of pulp mill effluents on fish reproduction. A laboratory fathead minnow egg production test and chemical characterization tools were used to benchmark eighty-one effluents from twenty mills across Canada, representing the major pulping, bleaching and effluent treatment technologies. For Kraft and mechanical pulp mills, effluents containing less than 20 mg/L BOD5 were found to have the greatest probability of having no effects...
February 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219736/development-of-minimal-enzyme-cocktails-for-hydrolysis-of-sulfite-pulped-lignocellulosic-biomass
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Piotr Chylenski, Zarah Forsberg, Jerry Ståhlberg, Anikó Várnai, Martin Lersch, Oskar Bengtsson, Solve Sæbø, Svein Jarle Horn, Vincent G H Eijsink
Despite recent progress, saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass is still a major cost driver in biorefining. In this study, we present the development of minimal enzyme cocktails for hydrolysis of Norway spruce and sugarcane bagasse, which were pretreated using the so-called BALI™ process, which is based on sulfite pulping technology. Minimal enzyme cocktails were composed using several glycoside hydrolases purified from the industrially relevant filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei and a purified commercial β-glucosidase from Aspergillus niger...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217915/fast-and-simultaneous-determination-of-12-polyphenols-in-apple-peel-and-pulp-by-using-chemometrics-assisted-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection
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Tong Wang, Hai-Long Wu, Li-Xia Xie, Li Zhu, Zhi Liu, Xiao-Dong Sun, Rong Xiao, Ru-Qin Yu
In this work, a smart chemometrics-enhanced strategy, high-performance liquid chromatography and diode array detection coupled with second-order calibration method based on alternating trilinear decomposition algorithm was proposed to simultaneously quantify 12 polyphenols in different kinds of apple peel and pulp samples. The proposed strategy proved to be a powerful tool to solve the problems of co-elution, unknown interferences and chromatographic shifts in the process of high-performance liquid chromatography analysis, making it possible for the determination of 12 polyphenols in complex apple matrices within 10 min under simple conditions of elution...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217369/regenerative-medicine-using-dental-pulp-stem-cells-for-liver-diseases
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Shogo Ohkoshi, Hajime Hara, Haruka Hirono, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Katsuhiko Hasegawa
Acute liver failure is a refractory disease and its prognosis, if not treated using liver transplantation, is extremely poor. It is a good candidate for regenerative medicine, where stem cell-based therapies play a central role. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to differentiate into multiple cell lineages including hepatocytes. Autologous cell transplant without any foreign gene induction is feasible using MSCs, thereby avoiding possible risks of tumorigenesis and immune rejection. Dental pulp also contains an MSC population that differentiates into hepatocytes...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216897/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detector-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-five-compounds-in-the-pulp-and-seed-of-sea-buckthorn
#14
Lu Zhao, E Wen, Halmuart Upur, Shuge Tian
CONTEXT: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) as a traditional Chinese medicinal plant has various uses in Xinjiang. OBJECTIVE: A reversed-phase rapid-resolution liquid-chromatography method with diode array detector was developed for simultaneous determination of protocatechuic acid, rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin in the pulp and seed of sea buckthorn, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for promoting metabolism and treating scurvy and other diseases...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216271/comparative-analysis-of-2-calcium-silicate-based-cements-biodentine-and-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-as-direct-pulp-capping-agent-in-young-permanent-molars-a-split-mouth-study
#15
Farhin A Katge, Devendra P Patil
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare Biodentine and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) for direct pulp capping in young permanent molars by clinical and radiographic evaluation in 7- to 9-year-old children. METHODS: In 50 patients, 29 patients with bilateral asymptomatic first permanent molars with carious involvement were selected. According to split mouth design, these patients were then divided into 2 groups, Biodentine group (right side) and MTA group (left side)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216269/antibacterial-effects-of-antimicrobials-used-in-regenerative-endodontics-against-biofilm-bacteria-obtained-from-mature-and-immature-teeth-with-necrotic-pulps
#16
Jordon C Jacobs, Alex Troxel, Ygal Ehrlich, Kenneth Spolnik, Josef S Bringas, Richard L Gregory, Ghaeth H Yassen
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the direct and residual antibacterial effects of intracanal antimicrobials against bacterial biofilms obtained from infected mature and immature teeth with necrotic pulps. METHODS: Sterile dentin slabs (n = 100) were inoculated with bacterial biofilms obtained from root canals of an immature or a mature tooth with pulpal necrosis and incubated anaerobically for 3 weeks (n = 50 per biofilm). Dentin infected with each type of biofilm received 1 week of treatment with 1 or 5 mg/mL double antibiotic paste (DAP) in methylcellulose hydrogels, calcium hydroxide, or placebo paste or received no treatment (n = 10)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216268/dental-pulp-tissue-regeneration-using-dental-pulp-stem-cells-isolated-and-expanded-in-human-serum
#17
Evandro Piva, Susan A Tarlé, Jacques E Nör, Duohong Zou, Elizabeth Hatfield, Tyler Guinn, Emily J Eubanks, Darnell Kaigler
INTRODUCTION: Dental pulp-derived stem cells (DPSCs) have the potential to regenerate dentin and dental pulp tissue because of their differentiation capacity and angiogenic properties. However, for regenerative approaches to gain regulatory and clinical acceptance, protocols are needed to determine more feasible ways to cultivate DPSCs, namely, without the use of xenogeneic-derived components (animal sera) and exogenous growth factors. METHODS: In this study, human DPSCs were isolated from third molars and expanded in standard culture conditions containing fetal bovine serum (DPSCs-FBS) or conditions containing human serum (DPSCs-HS)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215344/rac1-regulates-the-proliferation-adhesion-migration-and-differentiation-of-mdpc-23-cells
#18
Jing Ren, Guobin Liang, Li Gong, Bing Guo, Hongwei Jiang
INTRODUCTION: Stem cells are responsible for replacing damaged pulp tissue; therefore, promoting their survival and inducing their adhesion to dentin are vital. As a member of the Rho family of guanosine triphosphatases, Rac1 is an important regulator of osteoblast functions. However, little is known about its role in regenerative endodontic procedures. The current study examined the role of Rac1 in the proliferation, migration, and odontoblastic differentiation of MDPC-23 cells. METHODS: MDPC-23 cells were transfected with small interfering RNA to knock down Rac1 expression, and then their proliferation, migration, adhesion, and odontoblastic differentiation were examined in vitro...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215057/efficacy-of-human-platelet-rich-fibrin-exudate-vs-fetal-bovine-serum-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#19
Mahmoud A Saeed, Mohamed Abd El-Rahman, Mohamed E Helal, Ahmed R Zaher, Mohammed E Grawish
Background and Objectives: The imperative role of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) in regenerative therapy demands an in-vitro expansion which must deal with the safety and ethical problems associated with fetal bovine serum (FBS). The primary aim of this study was to compare the effects of human platelet rich fibrin (hPRF) exudate Vs FBS on proliferation and osteodifferentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs). The secondary one was to determine the optimum concentration of hPRF exudate inducing hDPSCs proliferation and osteodifferentiation...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214699/optimization-of-simultaneous-saccharification-and-fermentation-conditions-with-amphipathic-lignin-derivatives-for-concentrated-bioethanol-production
#20
Ningning Cheng, Keiichi Koda, Yutaka Tamai, Yoko Yamamoto, Taichi E Takasuka, Yasumitsu Uraki
Amphipathic lignin derivatives (A-LDs) prepared from the black liquor of soda pulping of Japanese cedar are strong accelerators for bioethanol production under a fed-batch simultaneous enzymatic saccharification and fermentation (SSF) process. To improve the bioethanol production concentration, conditions such as reaction temperature, stirring program, and A-LDs loadings were optimized in both small scale and large scale fed-batch SSF. The fed-batch SSF in the presence of 3.0g/L A-LDs at 38°C gave the maximum ethanol production and a high enzyme recovery rate...
February 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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