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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724259/herbal-pre-conditioning-induces-proliferation-and-delays-senescence-in-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Avinash Sanap, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Tejas Shah, Girish Tillu, Anand Dhanushkodi, Ramesh Bhonde, Kalpana Joshi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells which are being explored for various clinical applications. Isolation and in-vitro expansion of MSCs remain important in achieving desired cell number for the therapy. However, in-vitro proliferation of MSCs is often associated with senescence and early onset of apoptosis which limits its therapeutic ability and long term clinical use. Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera are used widely in Ayurveda: the traditional Indian system of medicine and are reported to have rejuvenating and anti-aging potential...
July 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711679/reproducibility-of-studies-on-text-mining-for-citation-screening-in-systematic-reviews-evaluation-and-checklist
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Babatunde Kazeem Olorisade, Pearl Brereton, Peter Andras
CONTEXT: Independent validation of published scientific results through study replication is a pre-condition for accepting the validity of such results. In computation research, full replication is often unrealistic for independent results validation, therefore, study reproduction has been justified as the minimum acceptable standard to evaluate the validity of scientific claims. The application of text mining techniques to citation screening in the context of systematic literature reviews is a relatively young and growing computational field with high relevance for software engineering, medical research and other fields...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697226/randomized-split-face-d%C3%A3-collet%C3%A3-comparative-trial-of-procedure-enhancement-system-for-fractional-non-ablative-laser-resurfacing-treatment
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Deanne Mraz Robinson, Ashton P Frulla
<p>INTRODUCTION: A topical proprietary procedural enhancement system (PES) containing a combination of active ingredients including a tripeptide and hexapeptide (TriHex Technology™, Alastin Procedure Enhancement Invasive System, ALASTIN Skincare™, Inc., Carlsbad, CA) has been used successfully to aid in healing and improve symptomatology following resurfacing procedures.</p> <p>METHODS: PES (Gentle Cleanser, Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology™, Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™, Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm, Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) was compared to a basic regimen (Aquaphor™, Cerave™ cleanser, Vanicream™, Alastin Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) in a split face/ décolleté trial following fractional non-ablative thulium-doped resurfacing treatment to the face or décolleté...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690837/the-application-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-in-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Zeljko J Bosnjak, Zhi-Dong Ge
Perioperative myocardial ischemia and infarction are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality following anesthesia and surgery. The discovery of endogenous cardioprotective mechanisms has led to testing of new methods to protect the human heart. These approaches have included ischemic pre-conditioning, per-conditioning, post-conditioning, and remote conditioning of the myocardium. Pre-conditioning and per-conditioning include brief and repetitive periods of sub-lethal ischemia before and during prolonged ischemia, respectively; and post-conditioning is applied at the onset of reperfusion...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680375/tlr-myd88-mediated-innate-immunity-in-intestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
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REVIEW
Young-Kwan Lee, Myungsoo Kang, Eun Young Choi
Graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) is a severe complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The degree of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, a major GVHD target organ, correlates with the disease severity. Intestinal inflammation is initiated by epithelial damage caused by pre-conditioning irradiation. In combination with damages caused by donor-derived T cells, such damage disrupts the epithelial barrier and exposes innate immune cells to pathogenic and commensal intestinal bacteria, which release ligands for Toll-like receptors (TLRs)...
June 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680144/transplanted-adipose-derived-stem-cells-can-be-short-lived-yet-accelerate-healing-of-acid-burn-skin-wounds-a-multimodal-imaging-study
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Ghulam Muhammad, Jiadi Xu, Jeff W M Bulte, Anna Jablonska, Piotr Walczak, Miroslaw Janowski
The incidence of accidental and intentional acid skin burns is rising. Current treatment strategies are mostly inadequate, leaving victims disfigured and without treatment options. Here, we have shown that transplantation of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) accelerates the process of acid burn wound-healing. Pre-conditioning of ASCs using ascorbic acid (AA) or hypoxic conditions provided additional benefit. While the wounds were ultimately healed in all mice, histological analysis revealed that, in non-transplanted animals, the number of hair follicles was reduced...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679868/accelerated-tumor-growth-under-intermittent-hypoxia-is-associated-with-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-dependent-adaptive-responses-to-hypoxia
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Dae Wui Yoon, Daeho So, Sra Min, Jiyoung Kim, Mingyu Lee, Roza Khalmuratova, Chung-Hyun Cho, Jong-Wan Park, Hyun-Woo Shin
Mounting evidence has revealed a causative role of intermittent hypoxia (IH) in cancer progression in mouse models of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but most studies have focused on the effects of IH following tumor implantation using an exposure to single IH frequency. Thus, we aimed to investigate 1) the potential effect of IH on the initial tumor growth in patients with OSA without an interaction with other mechanisms induced by IH in mice and 2) the influence of the IH frequency on tumor growth, which were tested using pre-conditioning with IH (Pre-IH) and 2 different IH frequencies, respectively...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674683/infusion-of-sibling-marrow-in-a-patient-with-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-deficiency-leads-to-split-mixed-donor-chimerism-and-normal-immunity
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Laura Yeates, Mary A Slatter, Andrew R Gennery
Purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) deficiency, a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disease causes combined immunodeficiency and developmental delay, hypotonia, and spasticity. Patients present with recurrent infections associated with T-lymphocytopenia, characteristically presenting later than patients with classical severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). PNP, with adenosine deaminase (ADA), is part of the purine salvage pathway. The only curative therapy is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Myeloablative conditioning is recommended to prevent rejection caused by residual immune function...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672774/combinatorial-therapy-of-exercise-preconditioning-and-nanocurcumin-formulation-supplementation-improves-cardiac-adaptation-under-hypobaric-hypoxia
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Sarita Nehra, Varun Bhardwaj, Anju Bansal, Deepika Saraswat
BACKGROUND: Chronic hypobaric hypoxia (cHH) mediated cardiac insufficiencies are associated with pathological damage. Sustained redox stress and work load are major causative agents of cardiac insufficiencies under cHH. Despite the advancements made in pharmacological (anti-oxidants, vasodilators) and non-pharmacological therapeutics (acclimatization strategies and schedules), only partial success has been achieved in improving cardiac acclimatization to cHH. This necessitates the need for potent combinatorial therapies to improve cardiac acclimatization at high altitudes...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670649/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-on-tendon-ligament-healing
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Connie S Chamberlain, Erin E Saether, Erdem Aktas, Ray Vanderby
A normal healing response after ligament and tendon rupture results in scar formation and an inferior tissue that fails to emulate its original structure, composition, and function. More regenerative healing (closer to the original) can be obtained through early suppression of inflammatory cells and associated cytokines. Examination of the immune mediated response of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) during healing indicates that MSCs reprogram macrophages from a pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype to an anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype...
May 2017: J Cytokine Biol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660319/the-clinical-efficacy-of-first-generation-carcinoembryonic-antigen-ceacam5-specific-car-t-cells-is-limited-by-poor-persistence-and-transient-pre-conditioning-dependent-respiratory-toxicity
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Fiona C Thistlethwaite, David E Gilham, Ryan D Guest, Dominic G Rothwell, Manon Pillai, Deborah J Burt, Andrea J Byatte, Natalia Kirillova, Juan W Valle, Surinder K Sharma, Kerry A Chester, Nigel B Westwood, Sarah E R Halford, Stephen Nabarro, Susan Wan, Eric Austin, Robert E Hawkins
The primary aim of this clinical trial was to determine the feasibility of delivering first-generation CAR T cell therapy to patients with advanced, CEACAM5(+) malignancy. Secondary aims were to assess clinical efficacy, immune effector function and optimal dose of CAR T cells. Three cohorts of patients received increasing doses of CEACAM5(+)-specific CAR T cells after fludarabine pre-conditioning plus systemic IL2 support post T cell infusion. Patients in cohort 4 received increased intensity pre-conditioning (cyclophosphamide and fludarabine), systemic IL2 support and CAR T cells...
June 28, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658600/rheological-characterization-of-human-brain-tissue
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S Budday, G Sommer, J Haybaeck, P Steinmann, G A Holzapfel, E Kuhl
The rheology of ultrasoft materials like the human brain is highly sensitive to regional and temporal variations and to the type of loading. While recent experiments have shaped our understanding of the time-independent, hyperelastic response of human brain tissue, its time-dependent behavior under various loading conditions remains insufficiently understood. Here we combine cyclic and relaxation testing under multiple loading conditions, shear, compression, and tension, to understand the rheology of four different regions of the human brain, the cortex, the basal ganglia, the corona radiata, and the corpus callosum...
June 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656722/formation-of-spheroids-by-dental-pulp-derived-cells-in-the-presence-of-hypoxia-and-hypoxia-mimetic-agents
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K Janjić, B Lilaj, A Moritz, H Agis
AIM: To evaluate the impact of hypoxia and hypoxia mimetic agents (HMA) on the formation and activity of spheroids by dental pulp-derived cells (DPC). METHODOLOGY: DPC on agarose-coated plates were treated with hypoxia and the HMA dimethyloxallyl glycine (DMOG), desferrioxamine (DFO) and L-mimosine (L-MIM). Images of spheroids were taken directly after seeding and at 6h and 24h. Spheroid sizes were quantified by area measurement with ImageJ software. Viability was assessed with Live-Dead staining, MTT and resazurin-based toxicity assay...
June 28, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651453/pretransplant-serum-ft3-levels-in-recipients-predict-early-non-relapse-mortality-after-myeloablative-allogeneic-haematopoietic-cell-transplantation-from-matched-sibling-donors
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Huijuan Li, Jia Chen, Bimin Shi, Xingbo Chen, Depei Wu, Ying Wang
OBJECTIVES: Although decreased thyroid function is negatively correlated with clinical outcomes in critically ill patients, its role in allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) has not been sufficiently described. METHODS: The associations between pre-conditioning thyroid hormone concentrations and transplant-related complications in 474 adult patients with haematologic malignancies who underwent myeloablative allo-HCT were assessed. RESULTS: A receiver-operating characteristic curve showed that the baseline serum-free triiodothyronine 3 (FT3) level had an excellent predictive value for non-relapse mortality (NRM) within 100 days in sibling HCT with an area under the curve of 0...
June 26, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644799/hybrid-cs-dmri-periodic-time-variant-subsampling-and-omnidirectional-total-variation-based-reconstruction
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Yipeng Liu, Shan Wu, Xiaolin Huang, Bing Chen, Ce Zhu
Compressive sensing (CS) has been used to accelerate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (DMRI). Currently, the online CS-DMRI is faster, whereas the offline CS-DMRI provides higher accuracy for image reconstruction. To achieve good image reconstruction performance in terms of both speed and accuracy, we propose a hybrid CS-DMRI method using periodic timevariant subsampling for different frames. In each period, there is one reference frame that is sampled at a higher subsampling ratio. The two nearby reference frames with good reconstruction quality can be used to provide rough predictions of the other frames between them...
June 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643448/post-conditioning-with-metformin-attenuates-apoptotic-events-in-cardiomyoblasts-associated-with-ischemic-reperfusion-injury
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Rajesh Ramachandran, Mini S
Ischemic post-conditioning is considered as a potent method to combat ischemic reperfusion injury than pre-conditioning since the latter is non predictive and risky. Rapid initiation of reperfusion with potent anti oxidant compound can be one of the most effective treatments to reduce the infract size and behavioural deficits as a result of ischemic insult. Apoptosis/Necrotic events undisputedly hold significant role in determining the fate of cardiomyocytes post ischemic injury but current studies are speculative regrading the role of post-conditioning in maintaining cellular homeostasis...
June 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642819/adoptive-cell-therapy-using-pd-1-myeloma-reactive-t-cells-eliminates-established-myeloma-in-mice
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Weiqing Jing, Jill A Gershan, Grace C Blitzer, Katie Palen, James Weber, Laura McOlash, Matthew Riese, Bryon D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) with cancer antigen-reactive T cells following lymphodepletive pre-conditioning has emerged as a potentially curative therapy for patients with advanced cancers. However, identification and enrichment of appropriate T cell subsets for cancer eradication remains a major challenge for hematologic cancers. METHODS: PD-1(+) and PD-1(-) T cell subsets from myeloma-bearing mice were sorted and analyzed for myeloma reactivity in vitro...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616254/in-vitro-ion-adsorption-and-cytocompatibility-of-dicalcium-phosphate-ceramics
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Martha Schamel, Jake E Barralet, Jürgen Groll, Uwe Gbureck
BACKGROUND: In vitro cell testing of degradable bioceramics such as brushite or monetite is often challenging due to the ion release into or adsorption from the culture medium. These ionic changes are then mostly responsible for cell proliferation and activity, which prohibits the investigation of effects originating from surface topography or further material modifications. METHODS: Here, we aimed to solve this problem by developing a pre-conditioning regime following the repeated immersion of brushite and monetite samples in various Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and PO4(3-) containing electrolytes, followed by studying ion adsorption / release as well as changes in phase composition and in vitro cytocompatibility with MG63 cells...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615039/interleukin-21-promotes-thymopoiesis-recovery-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Aurélie Tormo, Fatemeh Khodayarian, Yun Cui, Edouard Al-Chami, Reem Kanjarawi, Beatriz Noé, Huijie Wang, Moutih Rafei
BACKGROUND: Impaired T cell reconstitution remains a major deterrent in the field of bone marrow (BM) transplantation (BMT) due to pre-conditioning-induced damages inflicted to the thymi of recipient hosts. Given the previously reported thymo-stimulatory property of interleukin (IL)-21, we reasoned that its use post-BMT could have a profound effect on de novo T cell development. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of IL-21 on de novo T cell development in vivo, BM derived from RAG2p-GFP mice was transplanted into LP/J mice...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594862/application-of-acoustic-agglomeration-to-enhance-air-filtration-efficiency-in-air-conditioning-and-mechanical-ventilation-acmv-systems
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Bing Feng Ng, Jin Wen Xiong, Man Pun Wan
The recent episodes of haze in Southeast Asia have caused some of the worst regional atmospheric pollution ever recorded in history. In order to control the levels of airborne fine particulate matters (PM) indoors, filtration systems providing high PM capturing efficiency are often sought, which inadvertently also results in high airflow resistance (or pressure drop) that increases the energy consumption for air distribution. A pre-conditioning mechanism promoting the formation of particle clusters to enhance PM capturing efficiency without adding flow resistance in the air distribution ductwork could provide an energy-efficient solution...
2017: PloS One
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