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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165318/unidirectional-bmp2-loaded-collagen-scaffolds-induce-chondrogenic-differentiation
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Michiel W Pot, Laurie M G de Kroon, Peter M van der Kraan, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Willeke F Daamen
Microfracture surgery may be improved by the implantation of unidirectional collagen scaffolds that provide a template for mesenchymal stem cells to regenerate cartilage. Incorporation of growth factors in unidirectional scaffolds may further enhance cartilage regeneration. In scaffolds, immobilization of growth factors is required to prolong in vivo activity, to limit diffusion and to reduce the amount of growth factor needed for safe clinical application. We investigated the immobilization of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) to unidirectional collagen scaffolds and the effect on in vitro chondrogenesis...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160568/nerve-detection-using-optical-spectroscopy-an-evaluation-in-four-different-models-in-human-and-swine-in-vivo-and-post-mortem
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Gerrit C Langhout, Torre M Bydlon, Marjolein van der Voort, Manfred Müller, Jeroen Kortsmit, Gerald Lucassen, Andrea J R Balthasar, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Benno H W Hendriks, Theo J M Ruers
OBJECTIVE: Identification of peripheral nerve tissue is crucial in both surgery and regional anesthesia. Recently, optical tissue identification methods are presented to facilitate nerve identification in transcutaneous procedures and surgery. Optimization and validation of such techniques require large datasets. The use of alternative models to human in vivo, like human post mortem, or swine may be suitable to test, optimize and validate new optical techniques. However, differences in tissue characteristics and thus optical properties, like oxygen saturation and tissue perfusion are to be expected...
November 21, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047121/in-vivo-tracking-of-the-tropism-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-malignant-gliomas-using-reporter-gene-based-mr-imaging
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Minghui Cao, Jiaji Mao, Xiaohui Duan, Liejing Lu, Fang Zhang, Bingling Lin, Meiwei Chen, Chushan Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Jun Shen
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a promising cellular vehicle for gene therapy of malignant gliomas due to their property of tumor tropism. However, MSCs may show bidirectional and divergent effects on tumor growth. Therefore, a robust surveillance system with a capacity for noninvasive monitoring of the homing, distribution and fate of stem cells in vivo is highly desired for developing stem cell-based gene therapies for tumors. In this study, we used ferritin gene-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to track the tumor tropism of MSCs in a rat orthotopic xenograft model of malignant glioma...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021839/diffusion-tensor-imaging-for-multilevel-assessment-of-the-visual-pathway-possibilities-for-personalized-outcome-prediction-in-autoimmune-disorders-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Joseph Kuchling, Alexander U Brandt, Friedemann Paul, Michael Scheel
The afferent visual pathway represents the most frequently affected white matter pathway in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can reveal microstructural or non-overt brain tissue damage and quantify pathological processes. DTI facilitates the reconstruction of major white matter fiber tracts allowing for the assessment of structure-function and damage-dysfunction relationships. In this review, we outline DTI studies investigating the afferent visual pathway in idiopathic optic neuritis (ON), NMOSD, and MS...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981141/brain-and-heart-magnetic-resonance-imaging-spectroscopy-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Roser Pons, Ioannis Nikas, George Papadopoulos, Dimitrios A Verganelakis, Genovefa Kolovou, George P Chrousos
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disorder characterized by progressive and irreversible loss of muscular function. As muscular disease progresses, the repair mechanisms cannot compensate for cellular damage, leading inevitably to necrosis and progressive replacement by fibrous and fatty tissue. Cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure are the main causes of death in DMD. In addition to the well-described muscle and heart disease, cognitive dysfunction affects around 30% of DMD boys. Myocardial fibrosis, assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is an early marker of heart involvement in both DMD patients and female carriers...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973547/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-blood-brain-barrier-penetration-studies-with-the-novel-cyanide-antidote-candidate-dimethyl-trisulfide-in-mice
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Lóránd Kiss, Alexandra Bocsik, Fruzsina R Walter, James Ross, Denise Brown, Brooke A Mendenhall, Sarah R Crews, Jana Lowry, Valerie Coronado, David E Thompson, Peter Sipos, Piroska Szabó-Révész, Mária A Deli, Ilona Petrikovics
Recent in vitro and in vivo studies highlight the strong potential of dimethyl trisulfide (DMTS) as an antidote for cyanide (CN) intoxication. Due to its high oxygen demand, the brain is one of the main target organs of CN. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) regulates the uptake of molecules into the brain. In the literature, there is no data about the ability of DMTS to penetrate the BBB. Therefore, our aim was to test the in vitro BBB penetration of DMTS and its in vivo pharmacokinetics in blood and brain. The in vitro BBB penetration of DMTS was measured by using a parallel artificial membrane permeability assay (BBB-PAMPA), and a triple BBB co-culture model...
September 9, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969385/mutations-of-akt3-are-associated-with-a-wide-spectrum-of-developmental-disorders-including-extreme-megalencephaly
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Diana Alcantara, Andrew E Timms, Karen Gripp, Laura Baker, Kaylee Park, Sarah Collins, Chi Cheng, Fiona Stewart, Sarju G Mehta, Anand Saggar, László Sztriha, Melinda Zombor, Oana Caluseriu, Ronit Mesterman, Margot I Van Allen, Adeline Jacquinet, Sofia Ygberg, Jonathan A Bernstein, Aaron M Wenger, Harendra Guturu, Gill Bejerano, Natalia Gomez-Ospina, Anna Lehman, Enrico Alfei, Chiara Pantaleoni, Valerio Conti, Renzo Guerrini, Ute Moog, John M Graham, Robert Hevner, William B Dobyns, Mark O'Driscoll, Ghayda M Mirzaa
Mutations of genes within the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)-AKT-MTOR pathway are well known causes of brain overgrowth (megalencephaly) as well as segmental cortical dysplasia (such as hemimegalencephaly, focal cortical dysplasia and polymicrogyria). Mutations of the AKT3 gene have been reported in a few individuals with brain malformations, to date. Therefore, our understanding regarding the clinical and molecular spectrum associated with mutations of this critical gene is limited, with no clear genotype-phenotype correlations...
October 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960549/diffusion-parameter-mapping-with-the-combined-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-and-kurtosis-model-using-artificial-neural-networks-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Marco Bertleff, Sebastian Domsch, Sebastian Weingärtner, Jascha Zapp, Kieran O'Brien, Markus Barth, Lothar R Schad
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) were used for voxel-wise parameter estimation with the combined intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and kurtosis model facilitating robust diffusion parameter mapping in the human brain. The proposed ANN approach was compared with conventional least-squares regression (LSR) and state-of-the-art multi-step fitting (LSR-MS) in Monte-Carlo simulations and in vivo in terms of estimation accuracy and precision, number of outliers and sensitivity in the distinction between grey (GM) and white (WM) matter...
September 28, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942007/opportunity-and-challenges-of-nasal-powders-drug-formulation-and-delivery
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Laura Tiozzo Fasiolo, Michele Dario Manniello, Elena Tratta, Francesca Buttini, Alessandra Rossi, Fabio Sonvico, Fabrizio Bortolotti, Paola Russo, Gaia Colombo
In the field of nasal drug delivery, among the preparations defined by the European Pharmacopoeia, nasal powders facilitate the formulation of poorly water-soluble active compounds. They often display a simple composition in excipients (if any), allow for the administration of larger drug doses and enhance drug diffusion and absorption across the mucosa, improving bioavailability compared to nasal liquids. Despite the positive features, however, nasal products in this form still struggle to enter the market: the few available on the market are Onzetra Xsail® (sumatriptan) for migraine relief and, for the treatment of rhinitis, Rhinocort® Turbuhaler® (budesonide), Teijin Rhinocort® (beclomethasone dipropionate) and Erizas® (dexamethasone cipecilate)...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931839/multiwell-capillarity-based-microfluidic-device-for-the-study-of-3d-tumour-tissue-2d-endothelium-interactions-and-drug-screening-in-co-culture-models
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María Virumbrales-Muñoz, José María Ayuso, Marta Olave, Rosa Monge, Diego de Miguel, Luis Martínez-Lostao, Séverine Le Gac, Manuel Doblare, Ignacio Ochoa, Luis J Fernandez
The tumour microenvironment is very complex, and essential in tumour development and drug resistance. The endothelium is critical in the tumour microenvironment: it provides nutrients and oxygen to the tumour and is essential for systemic drug delivery. Therefore, we report a simple, user-friendly microfluidic device for co-culture of a 3D breast tumour model and a 2D endothelium model for cross-talk and drug delivery studies. First, we demonstrated the endothelium was functional, whereas the tumour model exhibited in vivo features, e...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930919/2017-military-supplement-mini-review-perfluorocarbons-oxygen-transport-and-microcirculation-in-low-flow-states-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
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Ivo P Torres Filho
The in vivo study of microvascular oxygen transport requires accurate and challenging measurements of several mass transfer parameters. Although recommended, blood flow and oxygenation are typically not measured in many studies where treatments for ischemia are tested. Therefore, the aim of this communication is to briefly review cardinal aspects of oxygen transport, and the effects of perfluorocarbon treatment on blood flow and oxygenation based mostly on studies performed in our laboratory. Since physiologically relevant events in oxygen transport take place at the microvascular level, we implemented the phosphorescence quenching technique coupled with non-invasive intravital videomicroscopy for quantitative evaluation of these events in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871500/computational-neuroanatomy-of-human-stratum-proprium-of-interparietal-sulcus
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Maiko Uesaki, Hiromasa Takemura, Hiroshi Ashida
Recent advances in diffusion-weighted MRI (dMRI) and tractography have enabled identification of major long-range white matter tracts in the human brain. Yet, our understanding of shorter tracts, such as those within the parietal lobe, remains limited. Over a century ago, a tract connecting the superior and inferior parts of the parietal cortex was identified in a post-mortem study: stratum proprium of interparietal sulcus (SIPS; Sachs, Das hemisphärenmark des menschlichen grosshirns. Verlag von georg thieme, Leipzig, 1892)...
September 4, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868785/incomplete-initial-nutation-diffusion-imaging-an-ultrafast-single-scan-approach-for-diffusion-mapping
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Andrada Ianuş, Noam Shemesh
PURPOSE: Diffusion MRI is confounded by the need to acquire at least two images separated by a repetition time, thereby thwarting the detection of rapid dynamic microstructural changes. The issue is exacerbated when diffusivity variations are accompanied by rapid changes in T2 . The purpose of the present study is to accelerate diffusion MRI acquisitions such that both reference and diffusion-weighted images necessary for quantitative diffusivity mapping are acquired in a single-shot experiment...
September 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842892/isolation-and-characterization-of-bacterial-nucleoids-in-microfluidic-devices
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James Pelletier, Suckjoon Jun
We report methods for isolation of Escherichia coli nucleoids in microfluidic devices, allowing characterization of nucleoids during a controlled in vivo to in vitro transition. Biochemically, nucleoids are isolated by gentle osmotic lysis, which minimally perturbs nucleoid-associated proteins (NAPs). Biophysically, nucleoids are isolated in microfluidic chambers, which mimic confinement within the cell, as well as facilitate diffusive buffer exchange around nucleoids without subjecting them to flow. These methods can be used to characterize interactions between NAPs and whole nucleoids, and to investigate nucleoid structure and dynamics in confinement...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826880/dissolving-microneedles-integrated-with-liquid-crystals-facilitate-transdermal-delivery-of-sinomenine-hydrochloride
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Zhiping Gui, Xingxing Wu, Shuyan Wang, Yingji Cao, Jun Wan, Qianqian Shan, Zhuanzhuan Yang, Jiwen Zhang, Shuangying Gui
The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of delivering sinomenine hydrochloride (SH) transdermally using composite dissolving microneedles (DM) which integrated with liquid crystals (H2). The fabricated SH-loaded composite DM was evaluated for their appearance, mechanical strength, irritation, and efficiency of transdermal delivery of SH. Results depicted that optimized SH-loaded composite DM had sufficient mechanical strength to pierce into rat skin. The in vitro permeability study in rat skin was successfully performed using Franz diffusion cell which showed that the cumulative permeation of SH in the composite DM were significantly increased compared with H2 group (p <0...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809799/update-on-monoterpenes-as-antimicrobial-agents-a-particular-focus-on-p-cymene
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REVIEW
Anna Marchese, Carla Renata Arciola, Ramona Barbieri, Ana Sanches Silva, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Arold Jorel Tsetegho Sokeng, Morteza Izadi, Nematollah Jonaidi Jafari, Ipek Suntar, Maria Daglia, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
p-Cymene [1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-benzene] is a monoterpene found in over 100 plant species used for medicine and food purposes. It shows a range of biological activity including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, anticancer and antimicrobial effects. This last property has been widely investigated due to the urgent need for new substances with antimicrobial properties, to be used to treat communicable diseases whose diffusion in developed countries has been facilitated by globalization and the evolution of antimicrobial resistance...
August 15, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800324/fluid-in-the-tissue-channels-of-vascular-adventitia-investigated-by-afm-and-tem
#17
Xinxiao Han, Hongyi Li, Wenda Hua, Luru Dai, Zhuo Ao, Fulong Liao, Dong Han
BACKGROUND: Tissue channels as a part of microcirculation system have been proposed over three decade, playing an important role in fluid transportation as reported. Adventitia of inferior vena cava (IVC) is a typical hierarchical porous media with abundant tissue channels. Its fluid transportation behaviors attract massive research interest. However, the mechanism of the driving force and microstructure was lack of deep research. OBJECTIVE: This study was to investigate the microstructural basis of fluid transportation within inferior vena cava (IVC)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767072/insights-into-the-mechanisms-involved-in-strong-hemorrhage-and-dermonecrosis-induced-by-atroxlysin-ia-a-pi-class-snake-venom-metalloproteinase
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Luciana Aparecida Freitas-de-Sousa, Mônica Colombini, Mônica Lopes-Ferreira, Solange M T Serrano, Ana Maria Moura-da-Silva
Hemorrhage is the most prominent effect of snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs) in human envenomation. The capillary injury is a multifactorial effect caused by hydrolysis of the components of the basement membrane (BM). The PI and PIII classes of SVMPs are abundant in viperid venoms and hydrolyze BM components. However, hemorrhage is associated mostly with PIII-class SVMPs that contain non-catalytic domains responsible for the binding of SVMPs to BM proteins, facilitating enzyme accumulation in the tissue and enhancing its catalytic efficiency...
August 2, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759222/a-permeability-limited-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-pbpk-model-for-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa-in-male-rats
#19
Weixiao Cheng, Carla A Ng
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling is a powerful in silico tool that can be used to simulate the toxicokinetics and tissue distribution of xenobiotic substances, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in organisms. However, most existing PBPK models have been based on the flow-limited assumption and largely rely on in vivo data for parametrization. In this study, we propose a permeability-limited PBPK model to estimate the toxicokinetics and tissue distribution of PFOA in male rats. Our model considers the cellular uptake and efflux of PFOA via both passive diffusion and transport facilitated by various membrane transporters, association with serum albumin in circulatory and extracellular spaces, and association with intracellular proteins in liver and kidney...
September 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757359/identification-of-cyclic-peptides-for-facilitation-of-transcellular-transport-of-phages-across-intestinal-epithelium-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#20
Shunsuke Yamaguchi, Shingo Ito, Mio Kurogi-Hirayama, Sumio Ohtsuki
Methodology to enhance intestinal absorption of macromolecular drugs is an important challenge for developing next-generation biomedicines. So far, various cationic cell-penetrating peptides have been reported to facilitate uptake of certain bioactive proteins. However, cyclic peptides might be better candidates, as they are more metabolically stable than linear peptides. Accordingly, we hypothesized that suitable cyclic peptides would promote the absorption of macromolecules across intestinal epithelium. To test this idea, we adopted Caco-2 cell permeability assay as an in vitro human intestinal absorption model, and M13 phage as a model of macromolecules...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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