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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339763/glucocorticoid-receptor-gr%C3%AE-regulates-glucocorticoid-induced-ocular-hypertension-in-mice
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336522/continued-root-maturation-despite-persistent-apical-periodontitis-of-immature-permanent-teeth-after-failed-regenerative-endodontic-therapy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330473/endothelial-heparan-sulfate-deficiency-reduces-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-murine-diabetic-nephropathy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313089/first-delivery-and-ovariectomy-affect-biomechanical-and-structural-properties-of-the-vagina-in-the-ovine-model
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287776/activin-a-causes-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-via-the-induction-of-tnf%C3%AE-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tgf%C3%AE-in-kupffer-cells
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282316/silk-based-multilayered-angle-ply-annulus-fibrosus-construct-to-recapitulate-form-and-function-of-the-intervertebral-disc
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281003/transcriptome-signature-identifies-distinct-cervical-pathways-induced-in-lps-mediated-preterm-birth
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245956/combination-therapy-of-exendin-4-and-allogenic-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-preserved-renal-function-in-a-chronic-kidney-disease-and-sepsis-syndrome-setting-in-rats
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242607/the-impact-of-stromal-hic-5-on-the-tumorigenesis-of-colorectal-cancer-through-lysyl-oxidase-induction-and-stromal-remodeling
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201497/fibromodulin-reduces-scar-formation-in-adult-cutaneous-wounds-by-eliciting-a-fetal-like-phenotype
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181641/effect-of-photobiomodulation-on-connective-tissue-remodeling-and-regeneration-of-skeletal-muscle-in-elderly-rats
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137274/effective-protection-against-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-sepsis-injury-by-combined-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-preactivated-disaggregated-platelets
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113120/the-sod-mimic-mnte-2-pyp-protects-from-chronic-fibrosis-and-inflammation-in-irradiated-normal-pelvic-tissues
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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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066419/effect-of-stem-cell-niche-elasticity-ecm-protein-on-the-self-beating-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-of-inducedpluripotent-stem-ips-cells-at-different-stages
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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...
October 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040281/impaired-anti-fibrotic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Julián Camilo Arango, Juan David Puerta-Arias, Paula Andrea Pino-Tamayo, Lina María Salazar-Peláez, Mauricio Rojas, Ángel González
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) have been consider as a promising therapy in fibrotic diseases. Experimental models suggest that BMMSCs may be used as an alternative therapy to treat chemical- or physical-induced pulmonary fibrosis. We investigated the anti-fibrotic potential of BMMSCs in an experimental model of lung fibrosis by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. BMMSCs were isolated and purified from BALB/c mice using standardized methods. BALB/c male mice were inoculated by intranasal infection of 1...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983593/anti%C3%A2-osteoporotic-effects-of-tetramethylpyrazine-via-promoting-osteogenic-differentiation-and-inhibiting-osteoclast-formation
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Long Wang, Wei-Guang Lu, Jun Shi, Hong-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Long Xu, Bo Gao, Qiang Huang, Xiao-Jie Li, Ya-Qian Hu, Qiang Jie, Zhuo-Jing Luo, Liu Yang
Long‑term glucocorticoid therapy results in various side effects, including a high incidence of glucocorticoid‑induced osteoporosis (GIOP), which is the most common form of secondary osteoporosis. Excess glucocorticoids reduce the viability of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and prolong osteoclast survival. These two types of cell are essential in the balance between bone formation and resorption. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), the pharmacologically active component extracted from Chuanxiong, has been reported to protect BMSCs from glucocorticoid‑induced apoptosis...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967470/involvement-of-synovial-matrix-degradation-and-angiogenesis-in-oxidative-stress-exposed-degenerative-rotator-cuff-tears-with-osteoarthritis
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Kyu-Cheol Noh, Sin-Hye Park, Cheol Jung Yang, Geun Woo Lee, Min Ki Kim, Young-Hee Kang
BACKGROUND: Shoulder osteoarthritis is a gradual wearing of the articular cartilage concomitant with degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs). This pathologic disorder is related to inflammation, oxidative stress, and angiogenesis. Degenerative alterations may prompt production of cytokines and angiogenesis-related proteins, evoking rotator cuff diseases. This study tested the hypothesis that oxidative stress-responsive mediators can influence joint inflammation of patients with RCT. METHODS: Twelve healthy RCT patients not suffering shoulder osteoarthritis were categorized as the control group, and 24 patients were allocated to 2 RCT groups (RCTP1 and RCTP2), according to severity of RCT and glenohumeral arthritis...
January 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959261/a-novel-approach-to-reinstating-tolerance-in-experimental-autoimmune-myasthenia-gravis-using-a-targeted-fusion-protein-mcta1-t146
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Alessandra Consonni, Sapna Sharma, Karin Schön, Cristina Lebrero-Fernández, Elena Rinaldi, Nils Yngve Lycke, Fulvio Baggi
Reinstating tissue-specific tolerance has attracted much attention as a means to treat autoimmune diseases. However, despite promising results in rodent models of autoimmune diseases, no established tolerogenic therapy is clinically available yet. In the experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) model several protocols have been reported that induce tolerance against the prime disease-associated antigen, the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction. Using the whole AChR, the extracellular part or peptides derived from the receptor, investigators have reported variable success with their treatments, though, usually relatively large amounts of antigen has been required...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959037/loss-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-resident-cardiac-fibroblasts-attenuates-fibrosis-induced-by-pressure-overload-in-mice
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Fu-Li Xiang, Ming Fang, Katherine E Yutzey
Cardiac fibrosis is characterized by excessive extracellular matrix deposition that contributes to compromised cardiac function and potentially heart failure. Cardiac pressure overload resulting from trans-aortic constriction in mice leads to cardiac fibrosis and increased Wnt/β-catenin signaling in cardiac fibroblasts. Here, we conditionally induce β-catenin loss of function in resident cardiac fibroblasts using Tcf21 MerCreMer or in activated cardiac fibroblasts using periostin (Postn) MerCreMer . We show that β-catenin loss of function in cardiac fibroblasts after trans-aortic constriction significantly preserves cardiac function, and reduces interstitial fibrosis but does not alter the numbers of activated or differentiated cardiac fibroblasts in vivo...
September 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938437/progressive-fibrosis-a-progesterone-and-klf11-mediated-sexually-dimorphic-female-response
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Chandra C Shenoy, Zaraq Khan, Ye Zheng, Tiffanny L Jones, Khashayarsha Khazaie, Gaurang S Daftary
Progressive scarring is ubiquitous postoperatively and in an array of chronic systemic diseases. Recent studies indicate that such scarring has a high female propensity; females are also almost exclusively affected by endometriosis, a common sex steroid-dependent fibrotic disease. Endometriosis-related fibrosis is regulated epigenetically through transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 11 (KLF11). In response to surgical induction of endometriosis, Klf11-/- female mice develop significant fibrosis in contrast to wild-type mice...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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