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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231509/a-single-injection-of-protein-loaded-coacervate-gel-significantly-improves-cardiac-function-post-infarction
#1
H K Awada, D W Long, Z Wang, M P Hwang, K Kim, Y Wang
After myocardial infarction (MI), the heart undergoes fibrotic pathological remodeling instead of repair and regeneration. With multiple pathologies developing after MI, treatment using several proteins is expected to address this range of pathologies more effectively than a single-agent therapy. A factorial design of experiments study guided us to combine three complementary factors in one injection: tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP-3) was embedded in a fibrin gel for signaling in the initial phase of the treatment, while basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) and stromal cell-derived factor 1-alpha (SDF-1α) were embedded in heparin-based coacervates for sustained release and distributed within the same fibrin gel to exert their effects over a longer period...
February 17, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231026/late-administration-of-a-palladium-lipoic-acid-complex-poly-mva-modifies-cardiac-mitochondria-but-not-functional-or-structural-manifestations-of-radiation-induced-heart-disease-in-a-rat-model
#2
Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, John W Seawright, Francis J Antonawich, Merrill Garnett, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Marjan Boerma
Exposure of the heart to ionizing radiation can cause adverse myocardial remodeling. In small animal models, local heart irradiation causes persistent alterations in cardiac mitochondrial function and swelling. POLY-MVA is a dietary supplement that contains a palladium lipoic acid complex that targets mitochondrial complex I and has been demonstrated to have greater redox potential than lipoic acid alone. POLY-MVA improves mitochondrial function and anti-oxidant enzyme activity in the aged rat heart. In this study, we tested whether POLY-MVA can mitigate cardiac effects of ionizing radiation...
February 23, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230857/protein-phosphatase-4-coordinates-glial-membrane-recruitment-and-phagocytic-clearance-of-degenerating-axons-in-drosophila
#3
Lilly M Winfree, Sean D Speese, Mary A Logan
Neuronal damage induced by injury, stroke, or neurodegenerative disease elicits swift immune responses from glial cells, including altered gene expression, directed migration to injury sites, and glial clearance of damaged neurons through phagocytic engulfment. Collectively, these responses hinder further cellular damage, but the mechanisms that underlie these important protective glial reactions are still unclear. Here, we show that the evolutionarily conserved trimeric protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) serine/threonine phosphatase complex is a novel set of factors required for proper glial responses to nerve injury in the adult Drosophila brain...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230811/basigin-rs8259-polymorphism-confers-decreased-risk-of-chronic-heart-failure-in-a-chinese-population
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Mu-Peng Li, Xiao-Lei Hu, Yong-Long Yang, Yan-Jiao Zhang, Ji-Peng Zhou, Li-Ming Peng, Jie Tang, Xiao-Ping Chen
Left ventricular remodeling is an essential risk factor contributing to the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure (CHF). Basigin (BSG) promotes cardiovascular inflammation and myocardial remodeling processes by induction of extracellular matrix metalloproteinases and inflammatory cytokines. BSG rs8259 polymorphism was associated with BSG expression and risk of acute coronary syndrome. Therefore, we investigated whether rs8259 polymorphism contributes to risk and prognosis of CHF in Chinese patients. In total 922 adult patients with CHF and 1107 matched healthy controls were enrolled...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230507/remodeling-of-enteric-nerves-and-ganglia-in-diverticular-disease
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Neringa Pauziene, Jaune I Pauzaite, Paulius Alaburda, Kristina Rysevaite-Kyguoliene, Dainius H Pauza, Juozas Kupcinskas, Zilvinas Saladzinskas, Algimantas Tamelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230187/silencing-salusin-%C3%AE-attenuates-cardiovascular-remodeling-and-hypertension-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#6
Xing-Sheng Ren, Li Ling, Bing Zhou, Ying Han, Ye-Bo Zhou, Qi Chen, Yue-Hua Li, Yu-Ming Kang, Guo-Qing Zhu
Salusin-β is a bioactive peptide involved in vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation, vascular fibrosis and hypertension. The present study was designed to determine the effects of silencing salusin-β on hypertension and cardiovascular remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Thirteen-week-old male SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were subjected to intravenous injection of PBS, adenoviral vectors encoding salusin-β shRNA (Ad-Sal-shRNA) or a scramble shRNA. Salusin-β levels in plasma, myocardium and mesenteric artery were increased in SHR...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230082/tubz-filament-assembly-dynamics-requires-the-flexible-c-terminal-tail
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Maria E Fuentes-Pérez, Rafael Núñez-Ramírez, Alejandro Martín-González, David Juan-Rodríguez, Oscar Llorca, Fernando Moreno-Herrero, Maria A Oliva
Cytomotive filaments are essential for the spatial organization in cells, showing a dynamic behavior based on nucleotide hydrolysis. TubZ is a tubulin-like protein that functions in extrachromosomal DNA movement within bacteria. TubZ filaments grow in a helical fashion following treadmilling or dynamic instability, although the underlying mechanism is unclear. We have unraveled the molecular basis for filament assembly and dynamics combining electron and atomic force microscopy and biochemical analyses. Our findings suggest that GTP caps retain the filament helical structure and hydrolysis triggers filament stiffening upon disassembly...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230059/synergistic-effects-of-dimethyloxallyl-glycine-and-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-on-repair-of-critical-sized-bone-defects-in-rats
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Xin Qi, Yang Liu, Zhen-Yu Ding, Jia-Qing Cao, Jing-Huan Huang, Jie-Yuan Zhang, Wei-Tao Jia, Jing Wang, Chang-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Lin Li
In bone remodeling, osteogenesis is closely coupled to angiogenesis. Bone tissue engineering using multifunctional bioactive materials is a promising technique which has the ability to simultaneously stimulate osteogenesis and angiogenesis for repair of bone defects. We developed mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG)-doped poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) composite scaffolds as delivery vehicle. Two bioactive molecules, dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG), a small-molecule angiogenic drug, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), an osteoinductive growth factor, were co-incorporated into the scaffold...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230051/cellular-senescence-mediates-fibrotic-pulmonary-disease
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Marissa J Schafer, Thomas A White, Koji Iijima, Andrew J Haak, Giovanni Ligresti, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Ann L Oberg, Jodie Birch, Hanna Salmonowicz, Yi Zhu, Daniel L Mazula, Robert W Brooks, Heike Fuhrmann-Stroissnigg, Tamar Pirtskhalava, Y S Prakash, Tamara Tchkonia, Paul D Robbins, Marie Christine Aubry, João F Passos, James L Kirkland, Daniel J Tschumperlin, Hirohito Kita, Nathan K LeBrasseur
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease characterized by interstitial remodelling, leading to compromised lung function. Cellular senescence markers are detectable within IPF lung tissue and senescent cell deletion rejuvenates pulmonary health in aged mice. Whether and how senescent cells regulate IPF or if their removal may be an efficacious intervention strategy is unknown. Here we demonstrate elevated abundance of senescence biomarkers in IPF lung, with p16 expression increasing with disease severity...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229930/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-a-novel-mediator-for-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-16hbe-14o-and-a549-cells
#10
Shuyuan Chu, Xiufeng Zhang, Yabing Sun, Yuanyuan Yu, Yaxi Liang, Ming Jiang, Jianwei Huang, Libing Ma
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is increasingly expressed on airway and inhibits pulmonary arterial remodeling. However, the role of ANP in remodeling of respiratory system is still unclear. The role of ANP on airway remodeling and the possible mechanism was explored in this study. Both human bronchial epithelial 16HBE-14o cells and alveolar epithelial A549 cells were stimulated by TGF-β1, ANP, cGMP inhibitor, PKG inhibitor, and cGMP analogue. The expressions of epithelial markers, mesenchymal markers, and Smad3 were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting...
February 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229853/-consideration-of-the-shape-of-the-teeth-in-facial-hyperdivergency
#11
Olivier Sorel, Mohamed Naaim, Pierre-Alexandre Chataigner, Damien Brézulier, Valérie Bertaud
INTRODUCTION: The study examines how the shape of the teeth is taken into account in the context of facial hyperdivergency. One aim was to check out the widely-held belief that the hyperdivergent patient has long teeth. DISCUSSION: Our study found no link between the shape of the teeth and facial hyperdivergency, thus confirming the results in the literature. We examined the issue of how to characterize dental shapes. We found three diversely-appreciated types of shape: rectangular, triangular and ovoid...
March 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229270/should-the-annulus-be-fixed-in-aortic-valve-sparing-root-replacement-with-remodeling
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Kojiro Furukawa, Keiji Kamohara, Junji Yunoki, Shugo Koga, Manabu Itoh, Hiroyuki Morokuma, Yosuke Mukae, Tsuyoshi Itoh, Shigeki Morita
OBJECTIVES: If the aortic root dilates after native aortic valve-sparing root reconstruction with remodeling, aortic regurgitation may recur. However, it has not been demonstrated clearly that the aortic root dilates after remodeling. METHODS: This study enrolled 15 patients who underwent an aortic valve-sparing operation with remodeling (2002-2014) but without any ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) fixation. Technically, special care was taken to pass the sutures through the fibrous annulus...
February 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229236/asymmetric-bone-remodeling-in-mandibular-and-maxillary-tori
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Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Bernard Guillaume, Daniel Chappard
OBJECTIVES: Tori are frequent paucisymptomatic bony outgrowths of the oral cavity in three locations: torus palatinus (TP), mandibularis (TM), and maxillaris (TMax). Their usually described histological characteristics are unspecific: normal cortical bone with more or less trabecular bone. The aim of this study was to describe tori's specific morphological and histomorphometric characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histological characteristics in a series of 18 tori collected after surgical removal were analyzed...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229226/pericoronary-adipose-tissue-ratio-is-a-stronger-associated-factor-of-plaque-vulnerability-than-epicardial-adipose-tissue-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Ryo Okubo, Rine Nakanishi, Mikihito Toda, Daiga Saito, Ippei Watanabe, Takayuki Yabe, Hideo Amano, Tatsushi Hirai, Takanori Ikeda
This study was designed to clarify the influence of pericoronary adipose tissue (PAT) on plaque vulnerability using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). A total of 103 consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for coronary artery disease were enrolled. The PAT ratio was calculated as the sum of the perpendicular thickness of the visceral layer between the coronary artery and the pericardium, or the coronary artery and the surface of the heart at the PCI site, divided by the PAT thickness without a plaque in the same vessel...
February 22, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229085/folate-receptor-alpha-is-more-than-just-a-folate-transporter
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Vineet Mohanty, M Rizwan Siddiqui, Tadanori Tomita, Chandra Shekhar Mayanil
Until recently folate receptor alpha (FRα) has only been considered as a folate transporter. However, a novel role of FRα as a transcription factor was reported by our lab. More recently our lab showed a novel pleiotropic role of FRα: (a) direct transcriptional activation of Oct4, Sox2, and Klf4 genes; and (b) repression of biogenesis of miRNAs that target these genes or their effector molecules. These observations beg a question: "Can a simple molecule such as folate be used to manipulate the production and/or differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs), which may hold promise for future therapies?" Conditions such as spinal cord injury, motor neuron diseases, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis may benefit from increasing stem cell pool and promoting specific pathways of differentiation...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228942/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-vascular-remodelling-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-randomised-control-trial
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Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Jennifer Keegan, Peter D Gatehouse, Ronak Rajani, Rajdeep S Khattar, Raad H Mohiaddin, Stuart D Rosen, Alexander R Lyon, Carlo di Mario
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of renal denervation (RDT) on micro- and macro-vascular function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open-controlled trial with blinded end-point analysis. SETTING: A single-centre London teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five patients with HFpEF who were recruited into the RDT-PEF trial. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Macro-vascular: 24-h ambulatory pulse pressure, aorta distensibilty (from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), aorta pulse wave velocity (CMR), augmentation index (peripheral tonometry) and renal artery blood flow indices (renal MR)...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228941/renal-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-mice-cardiac-morphological-and-morphometric-characterization
#17
Rogério Cirino-Silva, Fernanda V Kmit, Mayra Trentin-Sonoda, Karina K Nakama, Karine Panico, Juliana M Alvim, Thiago R Dreyer, Herculano Martinho-Silva, Marcela S Carneiro-Ramos
BACKGROUND: Tissue remodeling is usually dependent on the deposition of extracellular matrix that may result in tissue stiffness and impaired myocardium contraction. OBJECTIVES: We had previously demonstrated that renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is able to induce development of cardiac hypertrophy in mice. Therefore, we aimed to characterize renal I/R-induced cardiac hypertrophy. DESIGN: C57BL/6 J mice were subjected to 60 minutes' unilateral renal pedicle occlusion, followed by reperfusion (I/R) for 5, 8, 12 or 15 days...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228766/cell-wall-remodeling-in-abscission-zone-cells-during-ethylene-promoted-fruit-abscission-in-citrus
#18
Paz Merelo, Javier Agustí, Vicent Arbona, Mário L Costa, Leandro H Estornell, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Silvia Coimbra, María D Gómez, Miguel A Pérez-Amador, Concha Domingo, Manuel Talón, Francisco R Tadeo
Abscission is a cell separation process by which plants can shed organs such as fruits, leaves, or flowers. The process takes place in specific locations termed abscission zones. In fruit crops like citrus, fruit abscission represents a high percentage of annual yield losses. Thus, understanding the molecular regulation of abscission is of capital relevance to control production. To identify genes preferentially expressed within the citrus fruit abscission zone (AZ-C), we performed a comparative transcriptomics assay at the cell type resolution level between the AZ-C and adjacent fruit rind cells (non-abscising tissue) during ethylene-promoted abscission...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228734/%C3%AE-subunits-functionally-differentiate-human-kv4-3-potassium-channel-splice-variants
#19
Geoffrey W Abbott
The human ventricular cardiomyocyte transient outward K(+) current (Ito) mediates the initial phase of myocyte repolarization and its disruption is implicated in Brugada Syndrome and heart failure (HF). Human cardiac Ito is generated primarily by two Kv4.3 splice variants (Kv4.3L and Kv4.3S, diverging only by a C-terminal, S6-proximal, 19-residue stretch unique to Kv4.3L), which are differentially remodeled in HF, but considered functionally alike at baseline. Kv4.3 is regulated in human heart by β subunits including KChIP2b and KCNEs, but their effects were previously assumed to be Kv4...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228731/increased-hemodynamic-load-in-early-embryonic-stages-alters-endocardial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#20
Madeline Midgett, Claudia S López, Larry David, Alina Maloyan, Sandra Rugonyi
Normal blood flow is essential for proper heart formation during embryonic development, as abnormal hemodynamic load (blood pressure and shear stress) results in cardiac defects seen in congenital heart disease. However, the progressive detrimental remodeling processes that relate altered blood flow to cardiac defects remain unclear. Endothelial-mesenchymal cell transition is one of the many complex developmental events involved in transforming the early embryonic outflow tract into the aorta, pulmonary trunk, interventricular septum, and semilunar valves...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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