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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161588/intestinal-flossing-keeps-pathogens-at-bay
#1
Mirela Kuka, Matteo Iannacone
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are tissue-resident immune cells that surveil the intestine and provide the first line of defense against pathogens. Reporting in Cell, van Konijnenburg et al. (2017) combine high-resolution microscopy and intersectional genetic tools to provide a detailed characterization of IEL dynamics in response to both commensal and pathogenic microorganisms.
November 20, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161206/a-hypersensitivity-like-response-to-meloidogyne-graminicola-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#2
Ngan Thi Phan, Dirk De Waele, Mathias Lorieux, Lizhong Xiong, Stephane Bellafiore
Meloidogyne graminicola (M. graminicola) is a major plant-parasitic nematode affecting rice cultivation in Asia. Resistance to this nematode was found in the African rice genotypes Oryza glaberrima and O. longistaminata, however, due to interspecific hybrid sterility, the introgression of resistance genes in the widely consumed O. sativa varieties remains challenging. Recently, resistance was found in O. sativa and here we report for the first time the histological and genetic characterization of the resistance to M...
November 21, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161034/dynamic-glycosylation-governs-the-vertebrate-copii-protein-trafficking-pathway
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Nathan J Cox, Gokhan Unlu, Brittany J Bisnett, Thomas R Meister, Brett Condon, Peter M Luo, Tim J Smith, Michael Hanna, Abhishek Chhetri, Erik J Soderblom, Anjon Audhya, Ela W Knapik, Michael Boyce
The COPII coat complex, which mediates secretory cargo trafficking from the endoplasmic reticulum, is a key control point for subcellular protein targeting. Because misdirected proteins cannot function, protein sorting by COPII is critical for establishing and maintaining normal cell and tissue homeostasis. Indeed, mutations in COPII genes cause a range of human pathologies, including cranio-lenticulo-sutural dysplasia (CLSD), which is characterized by collagen trafficking defects, craniofacial abnormalities and skeletal dysmorphology...
November 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161013/intelligent-peptide-gathering-mechanical-arm-tames-wild-trojan-horse-peptides-for-the-controlled-delivery-of-cancer-nanotherapeutics
#4
Nian-Qiu Shi, Yan Li, Yong Zhang, Nan Shen, Ling Qi, Shu-Ran Wang, Xian-Rong Qi
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs), also called "Trojan-Horse" peptides, have been used for facilitating intracellular delivery of numerous diverse cargoes and even nanocarriers. However, the lack of targeting specificity ("wildness" or nonselectivity) of CPP-nanocarriers remains an intractable challenge for many in vivo applications. In this work, we used an intelligent "peptide-gathering mechanical arm" (Int PMA) to curb CPPs' wildness and enhance the selectivity of R9-liposome-based cargo delivery for tumor targeting...
November 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160867/protocols-and-characterization-data-for-2d-3d-and-slice-based-tumor-models-from-the-predect-project
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Ronald de Hoogt, Marta F Estrada, Suzana Vidic, Emma J Davies, Annika Osswald, Michael Barbier, Vítor E Santo, Kjersti Gjerde, Hanneke J A A van Zoggel, Sami Blom, Meng Dong, Katja Närhi, Erwin Boghaert, Catarina Brito, Yolanda Chong, Wolfgang Sommergruber, Heiko van der Kuip, Wytske M van Weerden, Emmy W Verschuren, John Hickman, Ralph Graeser
Two-dimensional (2D) culture of cancer cells in vitro does not recapitulate the three-dimensional (3D) architecture, heterogeneity and complexity of human tumors. More representative models are required that better reflect key aspects of tumor biology. These are essential studies of cancer biology and immunology as well as for target validation and drug discovery. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) consortium PREDECT (www.predect.eu) characterized in vitro models of three solid tumor types with the goal to capture elements of tumor complexity and heterogeneity...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160763/efficient-brain-uptake-of-piperine-and-its-pharmacokinetics-characterization-after-oral-administration
#6
Tianjing Ren, Qianwen Wang, Chenrui Li, Mengbi Yang, Zhong Zuo
1. Piperine, the major biological active component in black pepper has been associated with miscellaneous pharmacological effects, especially on central nervous system. To correlates with its neurological activity, a comprehensive pharmacokinetic profile of piperine in brain, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid after oral administration in rats was investigated in the current study. 2. It was noted that piperine could efficiently penetrate and homogeneously distribute into brain with similar pharmacokinetics profiles in each region...
November 21, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160630/synthetic-grafts-in-the-treatment-of-ruptured-anterior-cruciate-ligament-of-the-knee-joint
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REVIEW
Wojciech Satora, Aleksandra Królikowska, Andrzej Czamara, Paweł Reichert
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is cited as the most frequently injured ligament in the knee. The standard treatment of ACL injury remains ligament reconstruction followed by a postoperative physiotherapeutic procedure. During the reconstruction, the torn ligament can be replaced with an autograft or an allograft. A synthetic ligament is also one of the available graft options. Synthetic grafts in ruptured ACL treatment have been used as scaffolds, stents, or prostheses. The story of using synthetic materials in ACL deficient knee treatment started in the beginning of the 20th century with the usage of silk and silver fibers...
January 2017: Polimery W Medycynie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160621/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-heart-failure-including-coronary-imaging-numbers-facts-and-challenges
#8
EDITORIAL
Lisa Adams, Michel Noutsias, Boris Bigalke, Marcus R Makowski
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major risk factor for the incidence and progression of heart failure (HF). HF is characterized by a substantial morbidity and mortality and its lifetime risk is estimated at approximately 20% for men and women. As patients are in most cases identified only after developing overt clinical symptoms, detecting early stages of CAD and HF is of paramount importance. Due to its non-invasiveness, excellent soft-tissue contrast, high spatial resolution, and multiparametric nature, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has emerged as a promising radiation-free technique to assess a wide range of cardiovascular diseases such as CAD or HF, enabling a comprehensive evaluation of myocardial anatomy, regional and global function, and viability with the additional benefit of in vivo tissue characterization...
November 21, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160425/local-and-systemic-effects-of-fibrin-and-cyanoacrylate-adhesives-on-lung-lesions-in-rabbits
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Marcus V H Carvalho, Evaldo Marchi, Andre J Fruchi, Bruno V B Dias, Clovis L Pinto, Geovane R Dos Santos, Milena M P Acencio
OBJECTIVES: Tissue adhesives can be used to prevent pulmonary air leaks, which frequently occur after lung interventions. The objective of this study is to evaluate local and systemic effects of fibrin and cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives on lung lesions in rabbits. METHODS: Eighteen rabbits were submitted to videothoracoscopy + lung incision alone (control) or videothoracoscopy + lung incision + local application of fibrin or cyanoacrylate adhesive. Blood samples were collected and assessed for leukocyte, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts and interleukin-8 levels preoperatively and at 48 hours and 28 days post-operatively...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160197/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-group-b-streptococcus-from-laboratory-long-evans-rats-rattus-norvegicus-with-and-without-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease
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Caroline Bodi Winn, Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu, Michael Y Esmail, Yan Feng, JoAnn Dzink-Fox, Lauren Richey, Scott E Perkins, Eric K Nordberg, James G Fox
PURPOSE: Group B Streptococcus (S. agalactiae, GBS) is a Gram-positive opportunistic pathogen that inhabits the respiratory, urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Maternal colonization of GBS is a risk factor for a spectrum of clinical diseases in humans and a principle cause of neonatal meningitis and septicaemia. METHODOLOGY: We describe polymicrobial sepsis including GBS in two gravid adult female Long-Evans rats experiencing acute mortality from a colony of long-term breeding pairs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160181/chick-embryo-model-homing-and-host-interactions-of-tissue-engineering-aimed-human-dental-stem-cells
#11
Jennifer Adriane Dos Santos, Monica Talarico Duailibi, Durvanei Augusto Maria, Sonia Elisabete Alves de Lima Will, Paulo Cesar Simoes Silva, Ligia Ferreira Gomes, Silvio Eduardo Duailibi
Human dental stem cells (hDSC) have a potential for regenerative therapies and could differentiate in vitro into many tissues such as dentin, nerve and vascular endothelium. Gallus gallus domesticus developing fertilized egg, or chick embryo is an experimental model absent of xenografts rejection, largely employed in replacement of mammal species in scientific research and pre-clinical studies to evaluate angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, tissue differentiation, and embryonic development. This multiscale research deals with the homing and cell signaling effects of a standardized hDSC towards the receptor tissues of Gallus gallus domesticus in ovo...
November 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160172/neural-differentiation-of-spheroids-derived-from-hipsc-msc-co-culture
#12
Liqing Song, Ang-Chen Tsai, Xuegang Yuan, Julie Bejoy, Sébastien Sart, Teng Ma, Yan Li
Organoids, the condensed 3-D tissues emerged at the early stage of organogenesis, are a promising approach to regenerate functional and vascularized organ mimics. While incorporation of heterotypic cell types such as human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived neural progenitors aid neural organ development, the interactions of secreted factors during neurogenesis have not been well understood. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of the composition and structure of 3-D hybrid spheroids of hiPSCs and hMSCs on dorsal cortical differentiation and the secretion of extracellular matrices and trophic factors in vitro...
November 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159895/proliferation-and-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-scaffolds-containing-chitosan-calcium-polyphosphate-and-pigeonite-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#13
S Dhivya, A Keshav Narayan, R Logith Kumar, S Viji Chandran, M Vairamani, N Selvamurugan
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of critical-sized bone defects with cells and biomaterials offers an efficient alternative to traditional bone grafts. Chitosan (CS) is a natural biopolymer that acts as a scaffold in bone tissue engineering (BTE). Polyphosphate (PolyP), recently identified as an inorganic polymer, acts as a potential bone morphogenetic material, whereas pigeonite (Pg) is a novel iron-containing ceramic. In this study, we prepared and characterized scaffolds containing CS, calcium polyphosphate (CaPP) and Pg particles for bone formation in vitro and in vivo...
November 21, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159872/the-dark-side-of-glucose-transporters-in-prostate-cancer-are-they-a-new-feature-to-characterize-carcinomas
#14
REVIEW
Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, David Hevia, Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz
One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is the increased ability to acquire nutrients, particularly glucose and glutamine. Proliferating cells need precursors for cell growth and NADPH reducing equivalents for survival. The principal responsible for glucose uptake is facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs), which usually are overexpressed in cancer cells. Besides their role in glucose uptake, GLUT transporters are able to transport other compounds such as dehydroascorbic acid or uric acid. They play a major role in tumor progression and cellular processes such as regulated cell death...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159761/nestin-expression-in-breast-cancer-association-with-prognosis-and-subtype-on-3641-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
#15
Karama Asleh, Jennifer R Won, Dongxia Gao, K David Voduc, Torsten O Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Basal-like breast cancers, originally recognized by gene expression profiling, can be clinically identified using immunohistochemical (IHC) definitions that require estrogen receptor (ER) negativity. However, some basal cases are ER positive and are mistakenly considered to be luminal by standard IHC approaches, leading to suboptimal treatment choices. Nestin, an intermediate filament expressed in many stem cells, is a recently identified positive marker of basal-like phenotype independent of ER status...
November 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159675/diffusion-weighted-imaging-demystified-the-technique-and-potential-clinical-applications-for-soft-tissue-imaging
#16
REVIEW
Shivani Ahlawat, Laura M Fayad
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a fast, non-contrast technique that is readily available and easy to integrate into an existing imaging protocol. DWI with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping offers a quantitative metric for soft tissue evaluation and provides information regarding the cellularity of a region of interest. There are several available methods of performing DWI, and artifacts and pitfalls must be considered when interpreting DWI studies. This review article will review the various techniques of DWI acquisition and utility of qualitative as well as quantitative methods of image interpretation, with emphasis on optimal methods for ADC measurement...
November 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159481/effects-of-multi-component-mixtures-from-sewage-treatment-plant-effluent-on-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-under-fully-realistic-condition
#17
Pham Thai Giang, Burkina Viktoriia, Sakalli Sidika, Schmidt-Posthaus Heike, Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Randak Tomas, Grabic Roman, Grabicova Katerina, Fedorova Ganna, Koba Olga, Golovko Oksana, Turek Jan, Cerveny Daniel, Kolarova Jitka, Zlabek Vladimir
This study characterized changes in biomarker responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) upon exposure to effluent water discharged from a sewage treatment plant (STP) under real conditions. Fish were exposed to contamination in Cezarka pond, which receives all of its water input from the STP in the town of Vodnany, Czech Republic. Five sampling events were performed at day 0, 30, 90, 180, and 360 starting in April 2015. In total, 62 pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) were detected in the polar organic chemical integrative sampler...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159144/thermoresponsive-graphene-oxide-starch-micro-nanohydrogel-composite-as-biocompatible-drug-delivery-system
#18
Mina Sattari, Marziyeh Fathi, Mansour Daei, Hamid Erfan-Niya, Jaleh Barar, Ali Akbar Entezami
Introduction: Stimuli-responsive hydrogels, which indicate a significant response to the environmental change (e.g., pH, temperature, light, …), have potential applications for tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, cell therapy, artificial muscles, biosensors, etc. Among the temperature-responsive materials, poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) based hydrogels have been widely developed and their properties can be easily tailored by manipulating the properties of the hydrogel and the composite material...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159143/-grafting-from-synthesis-and-characterization-of-poly-2-ethyl-2-oxazoline-b-poly-benzyl-l-glutamate-micellar-nanoparticles-for-potential-biomedical-applications
#19
Mohsen Salmanpour, Ali Tamaddon, Gholamhossein Yousefi, Soliman Mohammadi-Samani
Introduction: Recent advances in the field of poly (2-oxazolines) as bio-inspired synthetic pseudopeptides have proven their potential biomedical applications such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. Methods: In order to fabricate a biodegradable micellar nanoparticle of poly (2-ethyl 2-oxazoline)-b-poly (benzyl L-glutamate) or pEOx-b-pBLG, "grafting-from" synthesis approach was used involving consecutive steps of cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline, amine functionalization of pEOx using 1-Boc-piperazine and N-carboxyanhydride polymerization of γ-benzyl- L-glutamate...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158874/mitochondria-targeted-antioxidant-skq1-prevents-anesthesia-induced-dry-eye-syndrome
#20
Evgeni Yu Zernii, Olga S Gancharova, Viktoriia E Baksheeva, Marina O Golovastova, Ekaterina I Kabanova, Marina S Savchenko, Veronika V Tiulina, Larisa F Sotnikova, Andrey A Zamyatnin, Pavel P Philippov, Ivan I Senin
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is an age-related condition increasingly detected in younger people of risk groups, including patients who underwent ocular surgery or long-term general anesthesia. Being a multifactorial disease, it is characterized by oxidative stress in the cornea and commonly complicated by ocular surface inflammation. Polyetiologic DES is responsive to SkQ1, a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant suppressing age-related changes in the ocular tissues. Here, we demonstrate safety and efficacy of topical administration of SkQ1 at a dosage of 7...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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