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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351682/two-photon-polymerization-for-production-of-human-ipsc-derived-retinal-cell-grafts
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Kristan S Worthington, Luke A Wiley, Emily E Kaalberg, Malia M Collins, Robert F Mullins, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker
Recent advances in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology have paved the way for the production of patient-specific neurons that are ideal for autologous cell replacement for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. In the case of retinal degeneration and associated photoreceptor cell therapy, polymer scaffolds are critical for cellular survival and integration; however, prior attempts to materialize this concept have been unsuccessful in part due to the materials' inability to guide cell alignment...
March 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347688/effects-of-diabetic-retinopathy-on-the-barrier-functions-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Tina Xia, Lawrence J Rizzolo
Diabetic retinopathy is a debilitating microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus. A rich literature describes the breakdown of retinal endothelial cells and the inner blood-retinal barrier, but the effects of diabetes on the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) has received much less attention. RPE lies between the choroid and neurosensory retina to form the outer blood-retinal barrier. RPE's specialized and dynamic barrier functions are crucial for maintaining retinal health. RPE barrier functions include a collection of interrelated structures and activities that regulate the transepithelial movement of solutes, including: diffusion through the paracellular spaces, facilitated diffusion through the cells, active transport, receptor-mediated and bulk phase transcytosis, and metabolic processing of solutes in transit...
March 29, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303844/significance-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-vastus-medialis-oblique-in-recurrent-patellar-dislocation
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Li-Si Liu, Zhuo-Zhao Zheng, Hui-Shu Yuan
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have investigated the influence of osseous factors on patellofemoral joint instability, but research on the influence of dynamic muscle factors in vivo is still in the exploratory stage. This study aimed to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to evaluate vastus medialis oblique (VMO) fiber bundles in patients with recurrent patellar dislocation to explore the changes in muscle morphology and function. METHODS: This prospective study involved 30 patients (7 males and 23 females; average age, 21...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286316/a-simple-passive-equilibration-method-for-loading-carboplatin-into-pre-formed-liposomes-incubated-with-ethanol-as-a-temperature-dependent-permeability-enhancer
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Moe Wehbe, Armaan Malhotra, Malathi Anantha, Jeroen Roosendaal, Ada W Y Leung, David Plackett, Katarina Edwards, Roger Gilabert-Oriol, Marcel B Bally
A passive equilibration method which relies on addition of candidate drugs to pre-formed liposomes is described as an alternative method for preparing liposome encapsulated drugs. The method is simple, rapid and applicable to liposomes prepared with high (45mol%) or low (<20mol%) levels of cholesterol. Passive equilibration is performed in 4-steps: (i) formation of liposomes, (ii) addition of the candidate drug to the liposomes in combination with a permeability enhancing agent, (iii) incubation at a temperature that facilitates diffusion of the added compound across the lipid bilayer, and (iv) quenching the enhanced membrane permeability by reduction in temperature and/or removal of the permeabilization enhancer...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283747/magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging-for-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-proof-of-concept-and-histological-correlation
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A T D L Alho, C Hamani, E J L Alho, R E da Silva, G A B Santos, R C Neves, L L Carreira, C M M Araújo, G Magalhães, D B Coelho, M C Alegro, M G M Martin, L T Grinberg, C A Pasqualucci, H Heinsen, E T Fonoff, E Amaro
The pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) has been proposed as target for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with postural instability and gait disorders due to its involvement in muscle tonus adjustments and control of locomotion. However, it is a deep-seated brainstem nucleus without clear imaging or electrophysiological markers. Some studies suggested that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) may help guiding electrode placement in the PPN by showing the surrounding fiber bundles, but none have provided a direct histological correlation...
March 10, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261904/high-resolution-in-vivo-diffusion-imaging-of-the-human-brain-with-generalized-slice-dithered-enhanced-resolution-simultaneous-multislice-gslider-sms
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Kawin Setsompop, Qiuyun Fan, Jason Stockmann, Berkin Bilgic, Susie Huang, Stephen F Cauley, Aapo Nummenmaa, Fuyixue Wang, Yogesh Rathi, Thomas Witzel, Lawrence L Wald
PURPOSE: To develop an efficient acquisition for high-resolution diffusion imaging and allow in vivo whole-brain acquisitions at 600- to 700-μm isotropic resolution. METHODS: We combine blipped-controlled aliasing in parallel imaging simultaneous multislice (SMS) with a novel slab radiofrequency (RF) encoding gSlider (generalized slice-dithered enhanced resolution) to form a signal-to-noise ratio-efficient volumetric simultaneous multislab acquisition. Here, multiple thin slabs are acquired simultaneously with controlled aliasing, and unaliased with parallel imaging...
March 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210627/hyperforin-hp-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-enhances-mechanosensitive-ca-2-signaling-in-hacat-keratinocytes-and-in-atopic-skin-ex-vivo-which-accelerates-wound-healing
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Hiroya Takada, Jun Yonekawa, Masami Matsumoto, Kishio Furuya, Masahiro Sokabe
Cutaneous wound healing is accelerated by mechanical stretching, and treatment with hyperforin, a major component of a traditional herbal medicine and a known TRPC6 activator, further enhances the acceleration. We recently revealed that this was due to the enhancement of ATP-Ca(2+) signaling in keratinocytes by hyperforin treatment. However, the low aqueous solubility and easy photodegradation impede the topical application of hyperforin for therapeutic purposes. We designed a compound hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin- (HP-β-CD-) tetracapped hyperforin, which had increased aqueous solubility and improved photoprotection...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079471/pre-implant-modeling-of-depth-lead-placement-in-white-matter-for-maximizing-the-extent-of-cortical-activation-during-direct-neurostimulation-therapy
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Leopoldo Cendejas Zaragoza, Richard W Byrne, Marvin A Rossi
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work was to predict preoperatively the maximum extent to which direct stimulation therapy can propagate through an epileptic circuit for stabilizing refractory focal-onset epilepsy. A pre-surgical workflow is presented which comprises a computationally intensive process for calculating the volume of cortical activation (VOCA) surrounding cylindrical depth contacts virtually placed in white matter. The process employs an activation function (AF) derived from cable modeling of an axon...
March 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054004/diffusion-tensor-imaging-measures-of-white-matter-compared-to-myelin-basic-protein-immunofluorescence-in-tissue-cleared-intact-brains
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Eric H Chang, Miklos Argyelan, Manisha Aggarwal, Toni-Shay S Chandon, Katherine H Karlsgodt, Susumu Mori, Anil K Malhotra
We provide datasets from combined ex vivo diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and Clear Lipid-exchanged, Anatomically Rigid, Imaging/immunostaining compatible, Tissue hYdrogel (CLARITY) performed on intact mouse brains. DTI-derived measures of fractional anisotropy (FA), radial diffusivity (RD), and axial diffusivity (AD) were compared to antibody-based labeling of myelin basic protein (MBP), as measured by fluorescence microscopy. We used a customized CLARITY hydrogel solution to facilitate whole brain tissue clearing and subsequent immunolabeling...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977215/-31-p-and-1-h-nmr-studies-of-the-molecular-organization-of-lipids-in-the-parallel-artificial-membrane-permeability-assay
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Frauke Assmus, Alfred Ross, Holger Fischer, Joachim Seelig, Anna Seelig
The parallel artificial membrane permeability assay (PAMPA) has emerged as a widely used primary in vitro screen for passive permeability of potential drug candidates. However, the molecular structure of the permeation barrier (consisting of a filter-supported dodecane-egg lecithin mixture) has never been characterized. Here, we investigated the long-range order of phospholipids in the PAMPA barrier by means of (31)P static solid-state NMR. Diffusion constants of PAMPA membrane components were derived from liquid state NMR and, in addition, drug distribution between the PAMPA lipid phase and buffer (log DPAMPA at pH 7...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973451/evaluation-of-laser-assisted-trans-nail-drug-delivery-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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Meng-Tsan Tsai, Ting-Yen Tsai, Su-Chin Shen, Chau Yee Ng, Ya-Ju Lee, Jiann-Der Lee, Chih-Hsun Yang
The nail provides a functional protection to the fingertips and surrounding tissue from external injuries. The nail plate consists of three layers including dorsal, intermediate, and ventral layers. The dorsal layer consists of compact, hard keratins, limiting topical drug delivery through the nail. In this study, we investigate the application of fractional CO₂ laser that produces arrays of microthermal ablation zones (MAZs) to facilitate drug delivery in the nails. We utilized optical coherence tomography (OCT) for real-time monitoring of the laser-skin tissue interaction, sparing the patient from an invasive surgical sampling procedure...
December 12, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927188/investigating-potentially-salvageable-penumbra-tissue-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-transient-ischemic-stroke-using-sodium-diffusion-and-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Friedrich Wetterling, Eva Chatzikonstantinou, Laurent Tritschler, Stephen Meairs, Marc Fatar, Lothar R Schad, Saema Ansar
BACKGROUND: Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the current-state-of-the-art technique to clinically investigate acute (0-24 h) ischemic stroke tissue. However, reduced apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)-considered a marker of tissue damage-was observed to reverse spontaneously during the subacute stroke phase (24-72 h) which means that low ADC cannot be used to reflect the damaged tissue after 24 h in experimental and clinical studies. One reason for the change in ADC is that ADC values drop with cytotoxic edema (acute phase) and rise when vasogenic edema begins (subacute phase)...
December 7, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924941/progressive-muscle-cell-delivery-as-a-solution-for-volumetric-muscle-defect-repair
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Ji Hyun Kim, In Kap Ko, Anthony Atala, James J Yoo
Reconstructing functional volumetric tissue in vivo following implantation remains a critical challenge facing cell-based approaches. Several pre-vascularization approaches have been developed to increase cell viability following implantation. Structural and functional restoration was achieved in a preclinical rodent tissue defect; however, the approach used in this model fails to repair larger (>mm) defects as observed in a clinical setting. We propose an effective cell delivery system utilizing appropriate vascularization at the site of cell implantation that results in volumetric and functional tissue reconstruction...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865856/melatonin-loaded-silica-coated-with-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-phthalate-for-enhanced-oral-bioavailability-preparation-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation
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Yuanyuan Li, Xiuhua Zhao, Yuangang Zu, Lingling Wang, Weiwei Wu, Yiping Deng, Chang Zu, Yanjie Liu
Melatonin (MLT) is a small molecule with low water solubility and high permeability. According to the Biopharmaceutics Classification System, MLT is a class II drug exhibiting a very short half-life and minimal and variable bioavailability. This work aimed to establish a delivery system composed of an enteric MLT nanosphere with favorably controlled and sustained release characteristics superior to those of raw MLT. The nanosphere was composed of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate (HP55) and silica (SiO2) with MLT...
March 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857749/erythropoietin-reduces-apoptosis-of-brain-tissue-cells-in-rats-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-a-characteristic-analysis-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Chun-Juan Jiang, Zhong-Juan Wang, Yan-Jun Zhao, Zhui-Yang Zhang, Jing-Jing Tao, Jian-Yong Ma
Some in vitro experiments have shown that erythropoietin (EPO) increases resistance to apoptosis and facilitates neuronal survival following cerebral ischemia. However, results from in vivo studies are rarely reported. Perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) have been applied successfully to distinguish acute cerebral ischemic necrosis and penumbra in living animals; therefore, we hypothesized that PWI and DWI could be used to provide imaging evidence in vivo for the conclusion that EPO could reduce apoptosis in brain areas injured by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814669/laminin-alginate-beads-as-preadipocyte-carriers-to-enhance-adipogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yu-Sheng Hsueh, Yo-Shen Chen, Hao-Chih Tai, Ondrej Mestak, Sung-Chuan Chao, Yen-Yu Chen, Ying Shih, Jung-Feng Lin, Ming-Jium Shieh, Feng-Huei Lin
The use of autologous fat grafting in breast reconstruction still requires optimization. Fat survival and calcification are the main issues that affect the outcomes of the procedure. In this study, a cell-based therapy utilizing laminin-alginate beads (LABs) as carriers was proposed to promote cell survival and adipogenesis by providing short-term physical support and facilitate nutrient diffusion of the implants. Laminin-modified alginate beads were fabricated by immobilizing laminin onto ring-opened alginate, used to encapsulate 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, and evaluated in vitro and in vivo...
March 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792900/identification-of-a-protein-protein-interaction-network-downstream-of-molybdenum-cofactor-biosynthesis-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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David Kaufholdt, Christin-Kirsty Baillie, Martin H Meyer, Oliver D Schwich, Ulrike L Timmerer, Lydia Tobias, Daniela van Thiel, Robert Hänsch, Ralf R Mendel
The molybdenum cofactor (Moco) is ubiquitously present in all kingdoms of life and vitally important for survival. Among animals, loss of the Moco-containing enzyme (Mo-enzyme) sulphite oxidase is lethal, while for plants the loss of nitrate reductase prohibits nitrogen assimilation. Moco is highly oxygen-sensitive, which obviates a freely diffusible pool and necessitates protein-mediated distribution. During the highly conserved Moco biosynthesis pathway, intermediates are channelled through a multi-protein complex facilitating protected transport...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747597/quantitative-multimodal-multiparametric-imaging-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Qian Zhao, Xueqi Chen, Yun Zhou
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, causing changes in memory, thinking, and other dysfunction of brain functions. More and more people are suffering from the disease. Early neuroimaging techniques of AD are needed to develop. This review provides a preliminary summary of the various neuroimaging techniques that have been explored for in vivo imaging of AD. Recent advances in magnetic resonance (MR) techniques, such as functional MR imaging (fMRI) and diffusion MRI, give opportunities to display not only anatomy and atrophy of the medial temporal lobe, but also at microstructural alterations or perfusion disturbance within the AD lesions...
March 2016: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740595/how-glutamate-is-managed-by-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Richard A Hawkins, Juan R Viña
A facilitative transport system exists on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that has been tacitly assumed to be a path for glutamate entry to the brain. However, glutamate is a non-essential amino acid whose brain content is much greater than plasma, and studies in vivo show that glutamate does not enter the brain in appreciable quantities except in those small regions with fenestrated capillaries (circumventricular organs). The situation became understandable when luminal (blood facing) and abluminal (brain facing) membranes were isolated and studied separately...
October 8, 2016: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697925/simple-rules-for-passive-diffusion-through-the-nuclear-pore-complex
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Benjamin L Timney, Barak Raveh, Roxana Mironska, Jill M Trivedi, Seung Joong Kim, Daniel Russel, Susan R Wente, Andrej Sali, Michael P Rout
Passive macromolecular diffusion through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) is thought to decrease dramatically beyond a 30-60-kD size threshold. Using thousands of independent time-resolved fluorescence microscopy measurements in vivo, we show that the NPC lacks such a firm size threshold; instead, it forms a soft barrier to passive diffusion that intensifies gradually with increasing molecular mass in both the wild-type and mutant strains with various subsets of phenylalanine-glycine (FG) domains and different levels of baseline passive permeability...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
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