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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821957/co-culture-of-chondrons-and-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-loss-of-collagen-vi-and-improves-extracellular-matrix-production
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H A Owida, T De Las Heras Ruiz, A Dhillon, Y Yang, N J Kuiper
Adult articular chondrocytes are surrounded by a pericellular matrix (PCM) to form a chondron. The PCM is rich in hyaluronan, proteoglycans, and collagen II, and it is the exclusive location of collagen VI in articular cartilage. Collagen VI anchors the chondrocyte to the PCM. It has been suggested that co-culture of chondrons with mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) might enhance extracellular matrix (ECM) production. This co-culture study investigates whether MSCs help to preserve the PCM and increase ECM production...
August 19, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820502/oligonucleotides-targeting-periostin-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis
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A Tomaru, T Kobayashi, J A Hinneh, P B Tonto, C N D' Alessandro-Gabazza, H Fujimoto, K Fujiwara, Y Takahashi, M Ohnishi, T Yasuma, K Nishihama, M Yoshino, K Takao, M Toda, T Totoki, Y Takei, K Yoshikawa, O Taguchi, E C Gabazza
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease with a median survival of 3 to 4 years after diagnosis. It is the most frequent form of a group of interstitial pneumonias of unknown etiology. Current available therapies prevent deterioration of lung function but no therapy has shown to improve survival. Periostin is a matricellular protein of the fasciclin 1 family. There is increased deposition of periostin in lung fibrotic tissues. Here, we evaluated whether small interfering RNA or antisense oligonucleotide against periostin inhibit lung fibrosis by direct administration into the lung by intranasal route...
August 18, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811292/dapagliflozin-slows-the-progression-of-the-renal-and-liver-fibrosis-associated-with-type-2-diabetes
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Li Tang, Yuanyuan Wu, Mi Tian, C David Sjostrom, Ulrika Johansson, Xiao-Rong Peng, David M Smith, Yufeng Huang
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of antidiabetic oral agents indicating promising effects on cardiovascular and renal end points. However, the renoprotective effects of SGLT2 inhibitors are not fully understood. Also, metabolic effects of SGLT2 inhibition on other organ systems such as effects on hepatic steatosis are not fully understood. This study sought to address these questions by treating 18week-old uninephrectomized db/db mice with a selective SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810554/beneficial-effects-of-dried-pomegranate-juice-concentrated-powder-on-ultraviolet-b-induced-skin-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
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Su-Jin Kang, Beom-Rak Choi, Seung-Hee Kim, Hae-Yeon Yi, Hye-Rim Park, Chang-Hyun Song, Sae-Kwang Ku, Young-Joon Lee
The present study investigated the anti-aging effects of pomegranate juice concentrated powder (PCP) in hairless mice following 15 weeks of UVB irradiation (three times a week; 0.18 J/cm(2)). Skin moisturizing effects were evaluated through skin water, collagen type I and hyaluronan contents, as well as collagen type I and hyaluronan synthesis-related transcript levels. Wrinkle formation and edema scores (skin weights) were also assessed, along with skin matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-9 and MMP-13 transcript levels...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803240/impact-of-body-site-age-and-gender-on-the-collagen-elastin-index-by-noninvasive-in-vivo-vertical-two-photon-microscopy
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Carolin Czekalla, Karl-Heinz Schönborn, Nadine Döge, Sora Jung, Maxim E Darvin, Jürgen Lademann, Martina C Meinke
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging is subject to constant remodeling and degradation processes, primarily in components of the extracellular matrix. While collagen fibers thin out during the aging process, the amorphous elastin fibers accumulate. These are essential formative components of the dermis. So far, these processes have been detected in vertical histological sections of invasive biopsies and recently in noninvasive horizontal scans. METHODS: In this pilot study, a modified noninvasive 2-photon microscope was applied to measure the collagen/elastin index of skin in vivo...
August 12, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799006/multiple-sclerosis-and-environmental-risk-factors-a-case-control-study-in-iran
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Maryam Abbasi, Seyed Massood Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Nikan Zerafat Jou, Iman Ansari, Vahid Shayegannejad, Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad, Mahdi Farhoudi, Abbas Noorian, Nazanin Razazian, Mahmoud Abedini, Fardin Faraji
Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of MS in Iran. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between environmental exposure and MS in Iran. This case-control study was conducted on 660 MS patients and 421 controls. Many environmental factors are compared between the two groups. Our findings demonstrated that prematurity ([OR = 4.99 (95% CI 1.34-18.68), P = 0.017]), history of measles and mumps ([OR = 1.60 (95% CI 1.05-2.45), P = 0.029; OR = 1.85 (95% CI 1.22-2.78), P = 0...
August 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796060/candidate-genes-investigation-for-severe-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis
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Shan Qi, Changhong Wang, Chunfu Li, Pu Wang, Minghui Liu
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition worldwide. However, its etiology and fundamental pathophysiology for the disease process are poorly understood. In this study, we thus used bioinformatics to identify candidate genes potentially causative of severe NAFLD. METHODS: Gene expression profile data GSE49541 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Tissues samples from 32 severe and 40 mild NAFLD patients were evaluated to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the 2 groups, followed by analyses of Gene Ontology (GO) functions and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793908/transcriptomic-analysis-comparing-mouse-strains-with-extreme-total-lung-capacities-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-pulmonary-function
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Leema George, Ankita Mitra, Tania A Thimraj, Martin Irmler, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Lars Lunding, Dorothea Hühn, Alicia Madurga, Johannes Beckers, Heinz Fehrenbach, Swapna Upadhyay, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Failure to attain peak lung function by early adulthood is a risk factor for chronic lung diseases. Previously, we reported that C3H/HeJ mice have about twice total lung capacity (TLC) compared to JF1/MsJ mice. We identified seven lung function quantitative trait loci (QTL: Lfnq1-Lfnq7) in backcross/intercross mice derived from these inbred strains. We further demonstrated, superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (Sod3), Kit oncogene (Kit) and secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) located on these Lfnqs as lung function determinants...
August 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782046/circulating-loxl2-levels-reflect-severity-of-intestinal-fibrosis-and-galt-cd4-t-lymphocyte-depletion-in-treated-hiv-infection
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Sophie Seang, Anoma Somasunderam, Maitreyee Nigalye, Ma Somsouk, Timoty W Schacker, Joyce L Sanchez, Peter W Hunt, Netanya S Utay, Jordan E Lake
BACKGROUND: Incomplete immune reconstitution may occur despite successful antiretroviral therapy (ART). Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) fibrosis may contribute via local CD4(+) T lymphocyte depletion, intestinal barrier disruption, microbial translocation, and immune activation. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis, we measured circulating fibrosis biomarker levels on cryopreserved plasma from adult HIV-infected (HIV+) SCOPE study participants on suppressive ART who also had fibrosis quantification on recto-sigmoid biopsies...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777384/changes-in-anterior-ocular-structures-and-macula-following-deep-sclerectomy-with-collagen-implant
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Sakari M A Suominen, Mika P Harju, Asta M E Hautamäki, Eija T Vesti
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering with deep sclerectomy (DS) on visual acuity, macular structures, and anterior ocular dimensions during the early postoperative period. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 35 eyes of 35 patients scheduled for DS. Our focus with the measurements was on early postoperative changes in anterior ocular and macular structures related to IOP lowering during the first month after DS. In addition to a clinical ophthalmologic examination, our measurements included corneal topography, measurement of ocular dimensions with optical biometry, and examination of macular structure with optical coherence tomography...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774494/scaffold-design-for-artificial-tissue-with-bone-marrow-stem-cells
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Aurelija Noreikaitė, Ieva Antanavičiūtė, Valeryia Mikalayeva, Adas Darinskas, Tomas Tamulevičius, Erika Adomavičiūtė, Linas Šimatonis, Dalia Akramienė, Edgaras Stankevičius
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test polymeric materials (collagen, fibrin, polyimide film, and polylactic acid) for single- and multi-layer scaffold formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, we used rabbit bone marrow stem cells (rBMSCs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) with materials of a different origin for the formation of an artificial scaffold, such as a collagen scaffold, fibrin scaffold produced from clotted rabbit plasma, electrospun poly(lactic acid) (PLA) mats, polyimide film (PI), and the combination of the latter two...
July 13, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772035/bioelectrical-signals-improve-cardiac-function-and-modify-gene-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-components
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Karin Macfelda, Barbara Kapeller, Alexander Holly, Bruno K Podesser, Udo Losert, Kersten Brandes, Peter Goettel, Johannes Mueller
AIMS: Beyond the influence of stimulating devices on cardiac excitation, their use in treating patients with heart failure has positive effects on the myocardium at the molecular level. Electrical signals can induce a wide spectrum of effects in living tissue. Therefore, we sought to determine whether applying electrical microcurrent directly to failing hearts leads to functional improvement. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixteen male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) with heart failure underwent application of a patch electrode to the left ventricular epicardium and placement of a subcutaneous counter electrode...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767656/collagen-turnover-biomarkers-and-systemic-right-ventricle-remodeling-in-adults-with-previous-atrial-switch-procedure-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Magdalena Lipczyńska, Piotr Szymański, Magdalena Kumor, Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis is a potential pathophysiological mechanism leading to systemic right ventricular (SRV) deterioration. We hypothesize that circulating levels of collagen deposition markers are elevated in patients with SRV remodeling and this elevation may have a predictive value. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 56 patients with D-TGA after the atrial switch procedure (mean age 25.6 ± 4.8, range 18-37 years; 67% males). Serum levels of procollagen type III amino-terminal propeptide (PIIINP), collagen type I carboxy-terminal telopeptide (CITP), procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP 1, MMP 9) and a tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP 1) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) were measured and compared with healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765932/fgf18-inhibits-mc3t3%C3%A2-e1-cell-osteogenic-differentiation-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
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Feng Zhai, Na Song, Jisheng Ma, Weiyue Gong, Haishan Tian, Xiaokun Li, Chao Jiang, Haijun Wang
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 18 is a member of the FGF family and serves a key role in skeletal growth and development. The present study investigated the effect of FGF18 on pre‑osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells and the signaling pathways involved by performing an alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction. MC3T3‑E1 cells incubated in a culture medium supplemented with FGF18 exhibited increased viability when compared with the untreated control cells. In addition, ALP activity was decreased in MC3T3‑E1 cells treated with FGF18 plus an osteogenic medium (OM) for 7 and 14 days when compared with untreated and OM‑treated controls...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765701/levels-and-activities-of-von-willebrand-factor-and-metalloproteinase-with-thrombospondin-type-1-motif-number-13-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Dorota Cibor, Danuta Owczarek, Saulius Butenas, Kinga Salapa, Tomasz Mach, Anetta Undas
AIM: To evaluate the levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type-1 motif, number 13 (ADAMTS13) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and correlate them with the disease activity. METHODS: Consecutive patients with IBD aged 18 years or older were enrolled in the study. Forty-seven patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), 38 with Crohn's disease (CD), and 50 healthy controls were included. The white blood cell count, haematocrit, platelet count, fibrinogen, partial activated thromboplastin time, C-reactive protein, albumin, VWF antigen level (VWF:Ag), VWF ristocetin cofactor activity (VWF:RCo), VWF collagen-binding activity (VWF:CB), and ADAMTS13 antigen level (ADAMTS13:Ag) and activity (ADAMTS13act) were measured...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765691/fibrinogen-deficiency-suppresses-the-development-of-early-and-delayed-radiation-enteropathy
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Junru Wang, Rupak Pathak, Sarita Garg, Martin Hauer-Jensen
AIM: To determine the mechanistic role of fibrinogen, a key regulator of inflammation and fibrosis, in early and delayed radiation enteropathy. METHODS: Fibrinogen wild-type (Fib(+/+)), fibrinogen heterozygous (Fib(+/-)), and fibrinogen knockout (Fib(-/-)) mice were exposed to localized intestinal irradiation and assessed for early and delayed structural changes in the intestinal tissue. A 5-cm segment of ileum of mice was exteriorized and exposed to 18.5 Gy of x-irradiation...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
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Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763902/-role-of-yes-associated-protein-1-in-angiotensin%C3%A2-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rats
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M X Pan, B B Zheng, N N Sun, Z M Zheng, Q J Yang, Y Meng
Objective: To explore the mechanism of Yes-associated protein 1 (Yap1) in angiotensinⅡ(AngⅡ)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Methods:In vivo, 18 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three equal groups with 6 rats in each group, including control group, bleomycin-treated group (BLM), and BLM+ AngⅡ group. 28 days later, the lung tissues in all groups were harvested for the HE and Masson staining as well as the immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for Yap1. In vitro, the isolated fibroblasts were treated with 10(-7) mmol/L AngⅡor the AngⅡ-targeted inhibitor irbesartan for the scheduled time for mRNA and protein expressions of Yap1, PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and collagen Ⅰusing PCR and Western blot, as well as the translocation test from the nucleus to the cytoplasm of Yap1 and TAZ...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763844/-mechanism-of-action-of-yiqi-huoxue-recipe-in-regulating-autophagy-and-reversing-liver-fibrosis
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B Y Wang, W Zhao, X M Niu, J H Du, N Fu, S X Zhao, Y Wang, R Q Wang, Y G Zhang, Y M Nan
Objective: To investigate the role and mechanism of action of Yiqi Huoxue Recipe (YQHXR) in regulating autophagy and reversing liver fibrosis in rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. Methods: Healthy male Wistar rats were intraperitoneally injected with a mixture of CCl4 (30%) and olive oil (70%) twice a week for 8 weeks to establish a rat model of liver fibrosis. The rats administered normal diet were used as control group. Furthermore, YQHXR or Fuzheng Huayu Recipe (FZHYR) was intragastrically administered to the rats...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759732/therapeutic-effects-of-doxycycline-on-the-quality-of-repaired-and-unrepaired-achilles-tendons
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Quynhhoa T Nguyen, Jolanta B Norelli, Adam Graver, Charles Ekstein, Johnathan Schwartz, Farzana Chowdhury, Mark C Drakos, Daniel A Grande, Nadeen O Chahine
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon tears are devastating injuries, especially to athletes. Elevated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity after a tendon injury has been associated with deterioration of the collagen network and can be inhibited with doxycycline (Doxy). HYPOTHESIS: Daily oral administration of Doxy will enhance the histological, molecular, and biomechanical quality of transected Achilles tendons. Additionally, suture repair will further enhance the quality of repaired tendons...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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