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Brij Bhushan Mehta, Anil Tiwari, Saniya Sharma, Ashu Shukla, Maryada Sharma, Rakesh K Vasishta, Ramesh K Sen, Aman Sharma, Manni Luthra-Guptasarma
Tenascin-C (TN-C) levels are elevated in the synovial tissue and fluid, as well as cartilage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. In addition, the presence of TN-C fragments has also been documented in arthritic cartilage. We have previously shown that a single chain variable fragment antibody (TN64), directed against the fibronectin type III repeats 1-5 (TNfnIII 1-5) of TN-C, effectively inhibits fibrotic pathology. Given that fibrosis results from chronic inflammation, and the fact that increased levels of TN-C in the synovial fluid of patients with RA contributes to synovial inflammation and joint destruction, we aimed to investigate the role of TNfnIII 1-5 region of TN-C in RA pathogenesis...
March 9, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
Osama M Ahmed, Tarek Mohamed, Hala Moustafa, Hany Hamdy, Rasha R Ahmed, Ebtsam Aboud
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of quercetin and the photo-stimulatory effect of low energy 632.8 nm laser irradiation on excisional wound healing in non-diabetic and diabetic rats. Streptozotocin (45 mg/kg body weight) was intraperitoneally applied for diabetes induction. A full-thickness skin wound (2 × 2 cm2 ) was aseptically created with a scalpel in non-diabetic and diabetic rats on the shaved back of the animals. The wounded non-diabetic and diabetic rats were treated every other day with quercetin by oral gavage at dose 25 mg/kg body weight and/or with low level laser therapy (LLLT) for 14 days...
February 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Pedro Henrique Justino Oliveira Limirio, Huberth Alexandre da Rocha Junior, Richarlisson Borges de Morais, Karen Renata Nakamura Hiraki, Ana Paula Coelho Balbi, Priscilla Barbosa Ferreira Soares, Paula Dechichi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the biomechanics and structural bone matrix in diabetic rats subjected to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). METHODS: Twenty-four male rats were divided into the following groups: Control; Control + HBO; Diabetic, and Diabetic + HBO. Diabetes was induced with streptozotocin (STZ) in the diabetic Groups. After 30 days, HBO was performed every 48h in HBO groups and all animals were euthanized 60 days after diabetic induction...
2018: PloS One
Zaheer Ali, Anik Islam, Peter Sherrell, Mark Le-Moine, Georgios Lolas, Konstantinos Syrigos, Mehrdad Rafat, Lasse D Jensen
Therapeutic induction of blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) in ischemic tissues holds great potential for treatment of myocardial infarction and stroke. Achieving sustained angiogenesis and vascular maturation has, however, been highly challenging. Here we demonstrate that collagen:alginate hydrogels containing therapeutic, pro-angiogenic FGF-2, and formulated as microspheres, is a promising and clinically relevant vehicle for therapeutic angiogenesis. By titrating the amount of readily dissolvable and degradable collagen with more slowly degradable alginate in the hydrogel mixture, the degradation rates of the biomaterial controlling the release kinetics of embedded pro-angiogenic FGF-2 can be adjusted...
February 15, 2018: Biology Open
Carlos M Galmarini, Maud Martin, Benjamin Pierre Bouchet, María José Guillen-Navarro, Marta Martínez-Diez, Juan Fernando Martinez-Leal, Anna Akhmanova, Pablo Aviles
BACKGROUND: Vascular supply of tumors is one of the main targets for cancer therapy. Here, we investigated if plocabulin (PM060184), a novel marine-derived microtubule-binding agent, presents antiangiogenic and vascular-disrupting activities. METHODS: The effects of plocabulin on microtubule network and dynamics were studied on HUVEC endothelial cells. We have also studied its effects on capillary tube structures formation or destabilization in three-dimensional collagen matrices...
February 7, 2018: BMC Cancer
Shih-Yao Chen, Ai-Li Shiau, Chao-Liang Wu, Chrong-Reen Wang
Loss of p53-mediated suppression by its dominant-negative counterpart is commonly observed in human cancers, and activating p73 is a therapeutic strategy in p53-mutated oncological patients. In synovial fibroblasts (SFs) from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mutant p53 can lead to the transformation-like features with resistance to the apoptosis induction. We examined whether intra-articular (i.a.) administration of p53-derived hybrid peptides to activate p73 can induce apoptosis of SFs by using adenoviral vectors encoding 37 amino acid (Ad37AA), a p53-derived hybrid peptide capable of activating p73, to transduce SFs in vitro and inject collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) joints in vivo...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Gaurang C Patel, Yang Liu, J Cameron Millar, Abbot F Clark
Prolonged glucocorticoid (GC) therapy can cause GC-induced ocular hypertension (OHT), which if left untreated progresses to iatrogenic glaucoma and permanent vision loss. The alternatively spliced isoform of glucocorticoid receptor GRβ acts as dominant negative regulator of GR activity, and it has been shown that overexpressing GRβ in trabecular meshwork (TM) cells inhibits GC-induced glaucomatous damage in TM cells. The purpose of this study was to use viral vectors to selectively overexpress the GRβ isoform in the TM of mouse eyes treated with GCs, to precisely dissect the role of GRβ in regulating steroid responsiveness...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Louis M Lin, Sahng G Kim, Gabriela Martin, Bill Kahler
Three immature permanent teeth with pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis were treated with regenerative endodontic therapy (RET), which included root canal disinfection with sodium hypochlorite irrigation, intra-canal medication with calcium hydroxide paste, 17% EDTA rinse, induction of periapical bleeding into the canal, collagen matrix and MTA coronal seal, and composite resin restoration of access cavities. After different periods of follow-up, it was observed that continued root maturation, especially apical closure occurred despite persistent apical periodontitis of immature permanent teeth after failed RET...
January 16, 2018: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Marieke A B Ettema, Berna Kel, Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Moh R Daha, Coen A Stegeman, Jacob van den Born, Lianchun Wang
Inflammation plays a vital role in the development of diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are only partially understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that, during acute inflammation, endothelial heparan sulfate (HS) contributes to the adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes into perivascular tissues by direct interaction with L-selectin and the presentation of bound chemokines. In the current study, we aimed to assess the role of endothelial HS on chronic renal inflammation and fibrosis in a diabetic nephropathy mouse model...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Iva Urbankova, Geertje Callewaert, Silvia Blacher, Dries Deprest, Lucie Hympanova, Andrew Feola, Laurent De Landsheere, Jan Deprest
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Animal models are useful for investigating the genesis of pelvic floor dysfunction and for developing novel therapies for its treatment. There is a need for an alternative large-animal model to the nonhuman primate. Therefore we studied the effects of the first vaginal delivery, ovariectomy and systemic hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) on the biomechanical and structural properties of the ovine vagina. METHODS: We examined the gross anatomical properties of nulliparous, primiparous, ovariectomized multiparous, and ovariectomized hormone-replaced multiparous sheep (six animals per group)...
January 8, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Foteini Kiagiadaki, Marilena Kampa, Argyro Voumvouraki, Elias Castanas, Elias Kouroumalis, George Notas
Background&Aims. TGFβ superfamily member Activin-A is a multifunctional hormone/cytokine expressed in multiple tissues and cells., where it regulates cellular differentiation, proliferation, inflammation and tissue architecture. High activin-A levels have been reported in alcoholic cirrhosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Our aim was to identify the cell types involved in the fibrotic processes induced by activin-A in liver and verify the liver diseases that this molecule can be found increased...
December 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Bibhas K Bhunia, David L Kaplan, Biman B Mandal
Recapitulation of the form and function of complex tissue organization using appropriate biomaterials impacts success in tissue engineering endeavors. The annulus fibrosus (AF) represents a complex, multilamellar, hierarchical structure consisting of collagen, proteoglycans, and elastic fibers. To mimic the intricacy of AF anatomy, a silk protein-based multilayered, disc-like angle-ply construct was fabricated, consisting of concentric layers of lamellar sheets. Scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence image analysis revealed cross-aligned and lamellar characteristics of the construct, mimicking the native hierarchical architecture of the AF...
December 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Alexandra R Willcockson, Tulip Nandu, Cheuk-Lun Liu, Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy, W Lee Kraus, Mala Mahendroo
With half a million babies born preterm each year in the United States and about 15 million worldwide, preterm birth remains a global health issue. Preterm birth (PTB) is a primary cause of infant morbidity and mortality and can impact lives long past infancy. The fact that there are numerous, and many currently unidentified, etiologies of PTB has hindered development of tools for risk evaluation and preventative therapies. Infection is estimated to be involved in nearly 40% of PTBs of known etiology; therefore, understanding how infection-mediated inflammation alters the cervical milieu and leads to preterm tissue biomechanical changes are questions of interest...
December 21, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
Chih-Hung Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Kuan-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Chih-Chao Yang, Kun-Chen Lin, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
Combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) was tested against either therapy alone for protecting kidney function against chronic kidney disease (CKD) complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS) [i.e., by intraperitoneal injection of cecal-derived bacteria (1.0 × 104) cells/milliliter/total 5.0 cc].Adult-male-Sprague Dawley rats (n=36) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (CKD), group 3 (CKD-SS), group 4 (CKD-SS-Ex4), group 5 (CKD-SS-ADMSC) and group 6 (CKD-SS-Ex4-ADMSC)...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Tomokatsu Omoto, Joo-Ri Kim-Kaneyama, Xiao-Feng Lei, Akira Orimo, Koji Ohnishi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Aya Miyauchi, Shuo Li, Lin Gao, Takahiro Umemoto, Junichi Tanaka, Kenta Nakahara, Motohiro Takeya, Fumio Ishida, Shin-Ei Kudo, Shogo Haraguchi, Takuro Miyazaki, Akira Miyazaki
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) influence tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis within the tumor-associated stroma. This suggests that CAFs would be a potential target for tumor therapy. Here we found that Hydrogen peroxide-inducible clone-5 (Hic-5), also named transforming growth factor beta-1-induced transcript 1 protein (Tgfb1i1), was strongly induced in CAFs found in human colorectal cancer. To investigate the role of Hic-5 in CAFs, we isolated CAFs and the control counterpart normal fibroblasts (NFs) from human colorectal cancer and non-cancerous regions, respectively...
December 15, 2017: Oncogene
Zhong Zheng, Aaron W James, Chenshuang Li, Wenlu Jiang, Joyce Z Wang, Grace X Chang, Kevin S Lee, Feng Chen, Emily A Berthiaume, Yao Chen, Hsin Chuan Pan, Eric C Chen, Weiming Li, Zhihe Zhao, Xinli Zhang, Kang Ting, Chia Soo
Blocking transforming growth factor (TGF)β1 signal transduction has been a central strategy for scar reduction; however, this approach appears to be minimally effective. Here, we show that fibromodulin (FMOD), a 59-kD small leucine-rich proteoglycan critical for normal collagen fibrillogenesis, significantly reduces scar formation while simultaneously increasing scar strength in both adult rodent models and porcine wounds, which simulate human cutaneous scar repair. Mechanistically, FMOD uncouples pro-migration/contraction cellular signals from pro-fibrotic signaling by selectively enhancing SMAD3-mediated signal transduction, while reducing AP-1-mediated TGFβ1 auto-induction and fibrotic extracellular matrix accumulation...
2017: Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
Adriana de Brito, Agnelo Neves Alves, Beatriz Guimaraes Ribeiro, Daniel Victor D Emilio Barbosa, Erick Moreno Ramos Magalhaes, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Juliana Barbosa Goulardins, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on morphological aspects, IL-6 and IL-1β expressions, as well as the distribution and organization of collagen in the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle of elderly rats submitted to cryoinjury. Histological photomicrographs were taken of TA muscles stained with HE and picrosirius red. Immunohistochemistry was used for the evaluation of IL-6 and IL-1β. Male Wistar rats, aged 20 months, were distributed into three groups: (1) control animals not injured or treated with LLLT (n = 5), (2) cryoinjury without LLLT treatment (n = 15), and (3) cryoinjury treated with infrared LLLT (n = 15)...
November 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
Chih-Hung Chen, Yung-Lung Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Kuan-Hung Chen, Yi-Ling Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Hung-I Lu, Fan-Yen Lee, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Sheng-Ying Chung, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
This study assessed whether combining adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) with preactivated, disaggregated shape-changed platelets (PreD-SCP) was superior to either therapy alone for protecting rat lung from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated by sepsis. ARDS and sepsis were induced through 100% oxygen inhalation and peritoneal administration of 1.5 mg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS), respectively. Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=40) were randomized into sham-control (SC), ARDS-LPS, ARDS-LPS-ADMSC (1...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Shashank Shrishrimal, Elizabeth A Kosmacek, Arpita Chatterjee, McDonald J Tyson, Rebecca E Oberley-Deegan
Pelvic radiation for cancer therapy can damage a variety of normal tissues. In this study, we demonstrate that radiation causes acute changes to pelvic fibroblasts such as the transformation to myofibroblasts and the induction of senescence, which persist months after radiation. The addition of the manganese porphyrin, MnTE-2-PyP, resulted in protection of these acute changes in fibroblasts and this protection persisted months following radiation exposure. Specifically, at two months post-radiation, MnTE-2-PyP inhibited the number of α-smooth muscle actin positive fibroblasts induced by radiation and at six months post-radiation, MnTE-2-PyP significantly reduced collagen deposition (fibrosis) in the skin and bladder tissues of irradiated mice...
November 6, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Mitsuhi Hirata, Tetsuji Yamaoka
Stem cell-based myocardial regeneration therapies have emerged as alternative strategies to heart transplantation for serious heart diseases, but autologous beating mature cardiomyocytes are not available. Here we investigated the effect of culture substrates on the cardiomyocyte differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs) in vitro by separately evaluating the following continuous three steps: (1) cardiac marker gene expression, (2) contractile gene expression and self-beating, and (3) beating duration...
January 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
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