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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535507/cardiac-cell-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-from-mouse-studies
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Cajetan Immanuel Lang, Markus Wolfien, Anne Langenbach, Paula Müller, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Arash Yavari, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert David, Änne Glass
AIMS: Stem cell-based regenerative therapies for the treatment of ischemic myocardium are currently a subject of intensive investigation. A variety of cell populations have been demonstrated to be safe and to exert some positive effects in human Phase I and II clinical trials, however conclusive evidence of efficacy is still lacking. While the relevance of animal models for appropriate pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing with regard to application in Phase III studies continues to increase, concerns have been expressed regarding the validity of the mouse model to predict clinical results...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535484/biomonitoring-of-genotoxicity-of-industrial-fertilizer-pollutants-in-aiolopus-thalassinus-orthoptera-acrididae-using-alkaline-comet-assay
#2
Eman A Abdelfattah, Maria Augustyniak, Hesham A Yousef
Phosphate fertilizer industry is considered as one of the main sources of environmental pollutants. Besides solid waste products, e.g. phosphates, sulphates, and heavy metals, also atmospheric pollutants, such as hydrofluoric acid fumes (HF), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NO2), and particulate matter with diameter up to 10 μm (PM10) can be dangerous. Genotoxic effect of these pollutants was monitored by assessing the DNA damage using alkaline comet assay on cells from brain, thoracic muscles and gut of Aiolopus thalassinus collected at three sites (A-C) located at 1, 3, and 6 km away from Abu-Zaabal Company for Fertilizers and Chemical Industries...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535482/multiple-metal-exposures-and-their-correlation-with-monoamine-neurotransmitter-metabolism-in-chinese-electroplating-workers
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Lin-Lin Wu, Wei Gong, Si-Peng Shen, Zhong-He Wang, Jia-Xi Yao, Jun Wang, Jing Yu, Rong Gao, Gang Wu
Excessive metal exposure has been recognized as one of the detrimental factors for brain damage. However, the potential adverse effects induced by heavy metals on monoamine neurotransmitter pathways remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to investigate the possible association between metal exposure and neurotransmitter metabolism. By a cross-sectional investigation, 224 electroplating workers and 213 non-electroplating exposure workers were recruited in the exposure and control groups. Metal exposure levels were analyzed using inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and monoamine neurotransmitter pathway metabolites were measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in human urine samples...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535366/comprehensibility-and-neural-substrate-of-communicative-gestures-in-severe-aphasia
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Katharina Hogrefe, Wolfram Ziegler, Nicole Weidinger, Georg Goldenberg
Communicative gestures can compensate incomprehensibility of oral speech in severe aphasia, but the brain damage that causes aphasia may also have an impact on the production of gestures. We compared the comprehensibility of gestural communication of persons with severe aphasia and non-aphasic persons and used voxel based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM) to determine lesion sites that are responsible for poor gestural expression in aphasia. On group level, persons with aphasia conveyed more information via gestures than controls indicating a compensatory use of gestures in persons with severe aphasia...
May 20, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535201/regulatory-t-cells-ameliorate-tissue-plasminogen-activator-induced-brain-haemorrhage-after-stroke
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Leilei Mao, Peiying Li, Wen Zhu, Wei Cai, Zongjian Liu, Yanling Wang, Wenli Luo, Ruth A Stetler, Rehana K Leak, Weifeng Yu, Yanqin Gao, Jun Chen, Gang Chen, Xiaoming Hu
Delayed thrombolytic treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) may exacerbate blood-brain barrier breakdown after ischaemic stroke and lead to lethal haemorrhagic transformation. The immune system is a dynamic modulator of stroke response, and excessive immune cell accumulation in the cerebral vasculature is associated with compromised integrity of the blood-brain barrier. We previously reported that regulatory T cells, which function to suppress excessive immune responses, ameliorated blood-brain barrier damage after cerebral ischaemia...
May 22, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534962/galectin%C3%A2-9-ameliorates-fulminant-liver-injury
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Tomoko Tadokoro, Asahiro Morishita, Teppei Sakamoto, Shintaro Fujihara, Koji Fujita, Shima Mimura, Kyoko Oura, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Hisakazu Iwama, Takashi Himoto, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
Fulminant hepatitis is a severe liver disease resulting in hepatocyte necrosis. Galectin‑9 (Gal‑9) is a tandem‑repeat‑type galectin that has been evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent for various diseases that regulate the host immune system. Concanavalin A (ConA) injection into mice results in serious, immune‑mediated liver injury similar to human viral, autoimmune and fulminant hepatitis. The present study investigated the effects of Gal‑9 treatment on fulminant hepatitis in vivo and the effect on the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs), in order to identify specific miRNAs associated with the immune effects of Gal‑9...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534951/contribution-of-methylglyoxal-to-delayed-healing-of-bone-injury-in-diabetes
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Takao Aikawa, Hidenori Matsubara, Shuhei Ugaji, Junichi Shirakawa, Ryoji Nagai, Seiichi Munesue, Ai Harashima, Yasuhiko Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
Patients with diabetes are vulnerable to delayed bone fracture healing or pseudoarthrosis. Chronic sustained hyperglycemia, reactive intermediate derivatives of glucose metabolism, such as methylglyoxal (MGO), and advanced glycation end‑products (AGEs) are implicated in diabetic complications. In the present study, it was examined whether MGO is able to cause disturbed bone healing in diabetes. Diabetes was induced in male mice by injection of streptozotocin (50 mg/kg) for 5 days. A bone defect (1.0‑mm diameter) was created in the left distal femur, and bone repair was assessed from an examination of computed tomography scans...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534850/exploration-of-the-esophageal-mucosal-barrier-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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Nicolaas F Rinsma, Ricard Farré, Fred J Troost, Montserrat Elizalde, Daniel Keszthelyi, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Ad A Masclee, José M Conchillo
In the absence of visible mucosal damage, it is hypothesized that the esophageal mucosal barrier is functionally impaired in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The aim of the present study was to perform an exploratory analysis of the mucosal barrier in NERD compared to erosive esophagitis (EE) and controls. A second aim was to explore TRPV1 gene transcription in relation to the mucosal barrier function and heartburn symptoms. In this prospective study, 10 NERD patients, 11 patients with active erosive esophagitis and 10 healthy volunteers were included...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534828/how-ketamine-affects-livers-of-pregnant-mice-and-developing-mice
#9
Hoi Man Cheung, Tony Chin Hung Chow, David Tai Wai Yew
It is well known that ketamine abuse can induce liver damage in adult addicts, but the effects of ketamine abuse in pregnant mothers on their offspring have received less attention. In this study, we investigated the effects of 5-day ketamine injections (30 mg/kg) to pregnant Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) mice during early gestation or mid-gestation on the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities of the mothers and the offspring. We also looked into whether administering ketamine treatment to the mothers had any effects on the extent of fibrosis, cell proliferation and cell death in the livers of the newborns...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534699/association-of-adipokines-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-concentrations-with-clinical-characteristics-and-presence-of-spinal-syndesmophytes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Laura Gonzalez-Lopez, Nicte S Fajardo-Robledo, A Miriam Saldaña-Cruz, Inocente V Moreno-Sandoval, David Bonilla-Lara, Soraya Zavaleta-Muñiz, Arnulfo Hernan Nava-Zavala, Paulina Hernandez-Cuervo, Alberto Rocha-Muñoz, Norma Alejandra Rodriguez-Jimenez, Maria L Vazquez-Villegas, J Francisco Muñoz-Valle, Mario Salazar-Paramo, Ernesto G Cardona-Muñoz, Jorge I Gamez-Nava
Objective To identify correlations of the serum leptin, adiponectin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) concentrations with the clinical characteristics, presence of spinal syndesmophytes, and body composition in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods Forty-eight patients with AS were compared with 41 sex- and age-matched controls. Assessment included clinical characteristics and the presence of spinal syndesmophytes. The serum leptin, adiponectin, TNF-α, and IL-6 concentrations were determined...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534660/radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-as-a-model-of-progressive-fibrosis-contributions-of-dna-damage-inflammatory-response-and-cellular-senescence-genes
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Tyler A Beach, Carl J Johnston, Angela M Groves, Jacqueline P Williams, Jacob N Finkelstein
Purpose/Aim of Study: Studies of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) have resulted in DNA damage, inflammatory response, and cellular senescence being widely hypothesized to play a role in the progression of the disease. Utilizing these aforementioned terms, genomics databases were interrogated along with the term, "pulmonary fibrosis," to identify genes common among all 4 search terms. Findings were compared to data derived from a model of radiation-induced progressive pulmonary fibrosis (RIPF) to verify that these genes are similarly expressed, supporting the use of radiation as a model for diseases involving PF, such as human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534645/the-mitochondria-targeting-peptide-elamipretide-diminishes-circulating-htra2-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Marcus Hortmann, Samuel Robinson, Moritz Mohr, Maximillian Mauler, Daniela Stallmann, Jochen Reinöhl, Daniel Duerschmied, Karlheinz Peter, James Carr, C Michael Gibson, Christoph Bode, Ingo Ahrens
BACKGROUND: The extent of myocardial damage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) depends on both the time to reperfusion as well as injury induced by ischaemia-reperfusion resulting in a cascade of cellular and humoral reactions. As a consequence of ischaemia-reperfusion in the heart, the high-temperature requirement serine peptidase 2 (HtrA2) is translocated from the mitochondria to the cytosol, whereupon it induces protease activity-dependent apoptosis mediated via caspases...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534431/ameliorating-effect-of-anti-alzheimer-s-drugs-on-the-bidirectional-association-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Amira S Ahmed, Rehab M Elgharabawy, Amal H Al-Najjar
Mild to severe forms of nervous system damage were exhibited by approximately 60-70% of diabetics. It is important to understand the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. The aim of the present work is to understand the bidirectional association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, that was monitored by glycaemic status, lipid profile, amyloid beta 40 and 42 (Aβ40 and Aβ42), C-reactive protein, total creatine kinase, total lactate dehydrogenase, D-dimer and magnesium measurements, to assess the association between theses biochemical markers and each other, to estimate the possibility of utilizing the amyloid beta as biochemical marker of T2D in Alzheimer's patients, and to evaluate the effect of piracetam and memantine drugs on diabetes mellitus...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534289/exposure-of-articular-chondrocytes-to-wear-particles-induces-phagocytosis-differential-inflammatory-gene-expression-and-reduced-proliferation
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Michael D Kurdziel, Meagan Salisbury, Lige Kaplan, Tristan Maerz, Kevin C Baker
The production of wear debris particulate remains a concern due to its association with implant failure through complex biologic interactions. In the setting of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), damage and wear of the components may introduce debris particulate into the adjacent, otherwise, healthy compartment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vitro effect of polymeric and metallic wear debris particles on cell proliferation, extracellular matrix regulation, and phagocytosis index of normal human articular chondrocytes (nHACs)...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534275/sex-bias-in-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-neuroinflammation-relevance-for-dimethyl-fumarate-immunomodulatory-anti-oxidant-action
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Zorica Stojić-Vukanić, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljević, Mirjana Nacka-Aleksić, Duško Kosec, Ivana Vujnović, Ivan Pilipović, Mirjana Dimitrijević, Gordana Leposavić
In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-γ+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534053/kidney-preservation-at-subzero-temperatures-using-a-novel-storage-solution-and-insect-ice-binding-proteins
#16
H E Tomalty, E F Hamilton, A Hamilton, O Kukal, T Allen, V K Walker
BACKGROUND: Contemporary kidney preservation methods involve storing at 4 degree C up to 24 h prior to transplantation. By decreasing the storage temperature to below 0 degree C, we hypothesized that the safe storage time could be significantly lengthened. OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of a proprietary CryoStasis (CrS) storage solution for the subzero preservation of kidneys was tested, with or without addition of a hyperactive insect antifreeze protein (TmAFP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat kidneys were stored in either University of Wisconsin (UW) solution (4 degree C, 24 h), CrS (-2 degree C, 48 h), or CrS with 61...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533948/radiosensitization-effect-of-hsa-mir-138-2-3p-on-human-laryngeal-cancer-stem-cells
#17
Ying Zhu, Li-Yun Shi, Yan-Min Lei, Yan-Hong Bao, Zhao-Yang Li, Fei Ding, Gui-Ting Zhu, Qing-Qing Wang, Chang-Xin Huang
BACKGROUND: Treatments that target cancer stem cells play an important role in the controlling and eliminating of tumor initiation as well as in development, progression, and chemotherapy/radiotherapy resistance. In our previous study, we cultured and harvested human laryngeal cancer stem cells (CSCs) and applied microRNA biochips to screen differentially expressed miRNAs that were related to radiation tolerance in irradiated human laryngeal CSCs. According to the predicted genes and pathways of differential miRNAs target, down-regulated expression of hsa-miR-138-2-3p under radiation was thought to play a key role in enhancing the radio-sensitivity in human laryngeal squamous cancer stem cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533931/altered-expression-of-c-kit-and-nanog-in-a-rat-model-of-adriamycin-induced-chronic-heart-failure
#18
Shuo Li, Kang Guo, Junfang Wu, Zhikun Guo, Airong Li
A small number of cardiac stem cells that express the c-Kit and Nanog biomarkers can be differentiated into myocardial cells, which suggests that these stem cells may be able to repair damage and provide an internal reserve for tissue regeneration. It is unknown, however, whether the levels of myocardial stem cells are altered after heart failure (HF), and whether HF affects the myocardial regenerative ability. In this study, to address this question, we developed a rat model of chronic HF induced by Adriamycin, and examined the morphological changes in c-Kit and Nanog-expressing stem cells in heart tissue of normal and HF rats...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533917/management-of-esophageal-caustic-injury
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Mark Anthony A De Lusong, Aeden Bernice G Timbol, Danny Joseph S Tuazon
Ingestion of caustic substances and its long-term effect on the gastrointestinal system maintain its place as an important public health issue in spite of the multiple efforts to educate the public and contain its growing number. This is due to the ready availability of caustic agents and the loose regulatory control on its production. Substances with extremes of pH are very corrosive and can create severe injury in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The severity of injury depends on several aspects: Concentration of the substance, amount ingested, length of time of tissue contact, and pH of the agent...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533793/exogenous-supplementation-of-silicon-improved-the-recovery-of-hyperhydric-shoots-in-dianthus-caryophyllus-l-by-stabilizing-the-physiology-and-protein-expression
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Prabhakaran Soundararajan, Abinaya Manivannan, Yoon S Cho, Byoung R Jeong
Hyperhydricity is one of the major problems hindering in vitro propagation of Dianthus caryophyllus L. Silicon (Si) is a well-known beneficial element renowned for its stress amelioration properties in plants. This study has demonstrated the physiological and molecular mechanism behind the Si-mediated recovery from hyperhydricity in D. caryophyllus L. 'Green Beauty'. Four weeks old hyperhydric shoots obtained from temporary immersion system were cultured on the Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 0 (control), 1...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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