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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318336/are-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-protagonists-or-background-actors-in-patient-selection-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#1
Federica Zito Marino, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Giulio Rossi, Stefania Staibano, Marco Montella, Daniela Russo, Roberto Alfano, Alessandro Morabito, Gerardo Botti, Renato Franco
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are frequently observed in several tumors, reflecting the dynamic process of ''cancer immunoediting''. Prognostic and predictive values of TILs have been demonstrated in different cancers, proving their pivotal role in clinical outcome. In recent years, new therapies targeting immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially CTLA-4 and PD-1/PDL-1 pathways, have been introduced into clinical practice. In this context, TILs may even have a possible utility as a predictive biomarker for immunotherapy response...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289947/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-identification-of-endocannabinoid-signaling-in-periodontal-tissues-and-their-potential-role-in-local-pathophysiology
#2
Anna Konermann, Andreas Jäger, Stefanie A E Held, P Brossart, Anne Schmöle
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) with its binding receptors CB1 and CB2 impacts multiple pathophysiologies not only limited to neuronal psychoactivity. CB1 is assigned to cerebral neuron action, whereas CB2 is mainly expressed in different non-neuronal tissues and associated with immunosuppressive effects. Based on these tissue-selective CB receptor roles, it was the aim of this study to analyze potential expression in periodontal tissues under physiological conditions and inflammatory states. In vivo, CB receptor expression was investigated on human periodontal biopsies with or without bacterial inflammation and on rat maxillae with or without sterile inflammation...
March 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287599/a-versatile-method-of-patterning-proteins-and-cells
#3
Anil B Shrirao, Frank H Kung, Derek Yip, Bonnie L Firestein, Cheul H Cho, Ellen Townes-Anderson
Substrate and cell patterning techniques are widely used in cell biology to study cell-to-cell and cell-to-substrate interactions. Conventional patterning techniques work well only with simple shapes, small areas and selected bio-materials. This article describes a method to distribute cell suspensions as well as substrate solutions into complex, long, closed (dead-end) polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microchannels using negative pressure. This method enables researchers to pattern multiple substrates including fibronectin, collagen, antibodies (Sal-1), poly-D-lysine (PDL), and laminin...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285560/prospective-pilot-study-on-combined-use-of-pulsed-dye-laser-and-1-topical-rapamycin-for-treatment-of-non-facial-cutaneous-capillary-malformation
#4
Eun Jin Doh, Jungyoon Ohn, Min Ji Kim, Young Gull Kim, Soyun Cho
BACKGROUND: The regeneration or revascularization of blood vessels after pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment is one of the causes of treatment failures of cutaneous capillary malformations (CM). Recently, topical administration of rapamycin was introduced as a possible adjunctive therapeutic option to minimize post-laser revascularization in facial CM. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of combined use of 1% topical rapamycin with PDL compared to PDL alone in cutaneous CM of trunk or extremities and tried to identify the optimal duration of topical rapamycin application...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269276/toward-a-distributed-free-floating-wireless-implantable-neural-recording-system
#5
Pyungwoo Yeon, Xingyuan Tong, Byunghun Lee, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Bruce Ash, Helmut Eckhardt, Maysam Ghovanloo
To understand the complex correlations between neural networks across different regions in the brain and their functions at high spatiotemporal resolution, a tool is needed for obtaining long-term single unit activity (SUA) across the entire brain area. The concept and preliminary design of a distributed free-floating wireless implantable neural recording (FF-WINeR) system are presented, which can enabling SUA acquisition by dispersedly implanting tens to hundreds of untethered 1 mm3 neural recording probes, floating with the brain and operating wirelessly across the cortical surface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245286/sparc-and-the-n-propeptide-of-collagen-i-influence-fibroblast-proliferation-and-collagen-assembly-in-the-periodontal-ligament
#6
Emilie Moore Rosset, Jessica Trombetta-eSilva, Glenn Hepfer, Hai Yao, Amy Dodd Bradshaw
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a fibrous connective tissue that anchors tooth cementum into alveolar bone. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a collagen-binding matricellular protein known to influence collagen fiber assembly in the PDL. In contrast, functional properties of the N-propeptide of collagen I, encoded in exon 2 of the COL1A1 gene, are poorly understood. In this study, the PDL of collagen I exon 2-deleted (wt/ko), SPARC-null (ko/wt), and double transgenic (ko/ko) mice were evaluated in terms of cellularity, collagen area, fiber morphology, and extraction force and compared to WT (wt/wt) mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244186/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-catecholamines-and-its-metabolites-in-parkinson-s-disease-effect-of-l-dopa-treatment-and-changes-in-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia
#7
A D Andersen, M Blaabjerg, M Binzer, A Kamal, H Thagesen, T W Kjaer, E Stenager, J B Gramsbergen
Levodopa (L-DOPA, L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is the most effective drug in the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), but chronic use initiates a maladaptive process leading to L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Risk factors for early onset LID include younger age, more severe disease at baseline and higher daily L-DOPA dose, but biomarkers to predict the risk of motor complications are not yet available. Here we investigated whether CSF levels of catecholamines and its metabolites are altered in PD patients with LID (PD-LID, n=8)) as compared to non-dyskinetic PD patients receiving L-DOPA (PD-L, n=6), or not receiving L-DOPA (PD-N, n=7) as well as non-PD controls (n=16)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241862/transcriptome-analysis-of-lentil-lens-culinaris-medikus-in-response-to-seedling-drought-stress
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Dharmendra Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh, Jyoti Taunk, Ram Sewak Singh Tomar, Ashish Kumar Chaturvedi, Kishor Gaikwad, Madan Pal
BACKGROUND: Drought stress is one of the most harmful abiotic stresses in crop plants. As a moderately drought tolerant crop, lentil is a major crop in rainfed areas and a suitable candidate for drought stress tolerance research work. Screening for drought tolerance stress under hydroponic conditions at seedling stage with air exposure is an efficient technique to select genotypes with contrasting traits. Transcriptome analysis provides valuable resources, especially for lentil, as here the information on complete genome sequence is not available...
February 27, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230773/programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-tumor-expression-is-associated-with-a-better-prognosis-and-diabetic-disease-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients
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Gerardo Botti, Francesca Collina, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Federica Rao, Valentina Peluso, Rossella De Cecio, Michela Piezzo, Gabriella Landi, Michelino De Laurentiis, Monica Cantile, Maurizio Di Bonito
Triple Negative Breast Cancers (TNBC) subtype is an aggressive disease with poor clinical outcome. The only treatment available is surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a trans-membrane protein expressed on a wide variety of cells including immune cells, epithelial and vascular endothelial cells. Recently, PD-1/PD-L1 pathway signaling was described as an adaptive immune resistance mechanism enacted by the tumor cells to evade the immune response. Its presence on tumor cell membranes, acquired for this reason, through time, is an important prognostic value...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227511/toward-a-distributed-free-floating-wireless-implantable-neural-recording-system
#10
Pyungwoo Yeon, Xingyuan Tong, Byunghun Lee, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Bruce Ash, Helmut Eckhardt, Maysam Ghovanloo, Pyungwoo Yeon, Xingyuan Tong, Byunghun Lee, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Bruce Ash, Helmut Eckhardt, Maysam Ghovanloo, Maysam Ghovanloo, Byunghun Lee, Bruce Ash, Xingyuan Tong, Pyungwoo Yeon, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Helmut Eckhardt
To understand the complex correlations between neural networks across different regions in the brain and their functions at high spatiotemporal resolution, a tool is needed for obtaining long-term single unit activity (SUA) across the entire brain area. The concept and preliminary design of a distributed free-floating wireless implantable neural recording (FF-WINeR) system are presented, which can enabling SUA acquisition by dispersedly implanting tens to hundreds of untethered 1 mm(3) neural recording probes, floating with the brain and operating wirelessly across the cortical surface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223136/wnt3%C3%AE-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induce-myofibroblast-differentiation-from-periodontal-ligament-cells-via-different-pathways
#11
Hui Xu, Yao He, Jian Q Feng, Rui Shu, Zhe Liu, Jingyu Li, Yating Wang, Yang Xu, Huan Zeng, Xin Xu, Zichao Xiang, Chaoran Xue, Ding Bai, Xianglong Han
Myofibroblasts are specialized cells that play a key role in connective tissue remodeling and reconstruction. Alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), vimentin and tenascin-C are myofibroblast phenotype, while α-SMA is the phenotypic marker. The observation that human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) differentiate into myofibroblasts under orthodontic force has provided a new perspective for understanding of the biological and biomechanical mechanisms involved in orthodontic tooth movement. However, the cell-specific molecular mechanisms leading to myofibroblast differentiation in the periodontal ligament (PDL) remain unclear...
February 20, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222387/baicalein-enhances-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Li-Jiao Chen, Bi-Bo Hu, Xin-Lian Shi, Man-Man Ren, Wen-Bin Yu, Sheng-Dan Cen, Rong-Dang Hu, Hui Deng
OBJECTIVE: Periodontium regeneration is one of the most important processes for periodontitis therapy. Human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) play a vital role in the repair and regeneration of periodontal tissues. Our study aimed to investigated the mechanisms underlying the promotion of hPLDCs osteogenic differentiation by baicalein. DESIGN: hPDLCs were obtained from periodontal ligament (PDL) tissues by primary culture. The MTT assay was used to determine the growth curves of hPDLCs treated with different concentrations of baicalein (1...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194153/nasal-polyp-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-exhibit-lack-of-immune-associated-molecules-and-high-levels-of-stem-progenitor-cells-markers
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Pedro Wey Barbosa de Oliveira, Rogério Pezato, Juan Sebastian Henao Agudelo, Claudina Angela Perez-Novo, Wim Vanden Berghe, Niels Olsen Câmara, Danilo Candido de Almeida, Luís Carlos Gregorio
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are considered adult progenitor stem cells and have been studied in a multitude of tissues. In this context, the microenvironment of nasal polyp tissue has several inflammatory cells, but their stroma compartment remains little elucidated. Hence, we isolated MSCs from nasal polyps Polyp-MSCs (PO-MSCs) and compared their molecular features and gene expression pattern with bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs). Initially, both PO-MSCs and BM-MSCs were isolated, cultivated, and submitted to morphologic, differentiation, phenotypic, immunosuppressive, and gene expression assays...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191762/periodontal-tissue-regeneration-using-syngeneic-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-in-a-mouse-model
#14
Mathieu Lemaitre, Paul Monsarrat, Vincent Blasco-Baque, Pascale Loubières, Rémy Burcelin, Louis Casteilla, Valérie Planat-Bénard, Philippe Kémoun
Current treatment of periodontitis is still associated with a high degree of variability in clinical outcomes. Recent advances in regenerative medicine by mesenchymal cells, including adipose stromal cells (ASC) have paved the way to improved periodontal regeneration (PD) but little is known about the biological processes involved. Here, we aimed to use syngeneic ASCs for periodontal regeneration in a new, relevant, bacteria-induced periodontitis model in mice. Periodontal defects were induced in female C57BL6/J mice by oral gavage with periodontal pathogens...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186730/engineered-hydrogen-bonded-glycopolymer-capsules-and-their-interactions-with-antigen-presenting-cells
#15
Kristian Kempe, Sue D Xiang, Paul Wilson, Md Arifur Rahim, Yi Ju, Michael R Whittaker, David M Haddleton, Magdalena Plebanski, Frank Caruso, Thomas P Davis
Hollow glycopolymer microcapsules were fabricated by hydrogen-bonded layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly, and their interactions with a set of antigen presenting cells (APCs), including dendritic cells (DCs), macrophages (MACs), and myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), were investigated. The glycopolymers were obtained by cascade postpolymerization modifications of poly(oligo(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline methacrylate)-stat-glycidyl methacrylate) involving the modification of the glycidyl groups with propargylamine and the subsequent attachment of mannose azide by copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC)...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185198/validation-of-anti-mouse-pdl-1-goat-polyclonal-antibody-staining-with-mouse-pdl-1-in-situ-hybridization-on-adjacent-sections-of-cell-pellets-and-mouse-tumors
#16
Jacob Ricca, Mesruh Turkekul, Afsar Barlas, Dmitry Yarilin, Sho Fujisawa, Ning Fan, Matthew Brendel, Dmitriy Zamarin, Jedd D Wolchok, Katia Manova-Todorova
Finding a valid antibody to detect mouse programmed death ligand 1 (PDL-1) by immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence staining has been notoriously difficult. Successful validation of an antibody requires the use of multiple detection methods with the ability to compare appropriate positive and negative controls. Here, we describe in detail the protocols used to validate a mouse-specific PDL-1 antibody used in immunohistochemistry staining with an mRNA in situ hybridization on adjacent sections of mouse B16 tumor...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177531/recruitment-of-bone-marrow-derived-cells-to-the-periodontal-ligament-via-the-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-type-4-axis
#17
M Kaku, M Kitami, J M Rosales Rocabado, T Ida, Y Akiba, K Uoshima
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a non-mineralized connective tissue that exists between the alveolar bone and root surface cementum and plays important roles in tooth function. The PDL harbors a remarkable reserve of multipotent stem cells, which maintain various types of cells. However, the sources of these stem cells, other than their developmental origin, are not well understood. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To elucidate the recruitment of bone marrow (BM)-derived stem cells in the PDL, green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing BM-derived cells were transplanted into the femoral BM of immunodeficient rats, and the distribution and expression of stem cell markers in the PDL were analyzed in vivo...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167967/enhancement-of-anti-inflammatory-and-osteogenic-abilities-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-cell-to-cell-adhesion-to-periodontal-ligament-derived-fibroblasts
#18
Keita Suzuki, Naoyuki Chosa, Shunsuke Sawada, Naoki Takizawa, Takashi Yaegashi, Akira Ishisaki
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are involved in anti-inflammatory events and tissue repair; these functions are activated by their migration or homing to inflammatory tissues in response to various chemokines. However, the mechanism by which MSCs interact with other cell types in inflammatory tissue remains unclear. We investigated the role of periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDL-Fs) in regulating the anti-inflammatory and osteogenic abilities of bone marrow-derived- (BM-) MSCs. The expression of monocyte chemotactic protein- (MCP-)1 was significantly enhanced by stimulation of PDL-Fs with inflammatory cytokines...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165889/force-induced-h2s-by-pdlscs-modifies-osteoclastic-activity-during-tooth-movement
#19
F Liu, F Wen, D He, D Liu, R Yang, X Wang, Y Yan, Y Liu, X Kou, Y Zhou
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gasotransmitter, has been recently linked to mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) function and bone homeostasis. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are the main MSCs in PDL, which respond to mechanical force to induce physiological activities during orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). However, it is unknown whether mechanical force might induce endogenous H2S production by PDLSCs to regulate alveolar bone homeostasis. Here, we used a mouse OTM model to demonstrate that orthodontic force-induced endogenous H2S production in PDL tissue was associated with macrophage accumulation and osteoclastic activity in alveolar bone...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165872/nampt-is-an-essential-regulator-of-ra-mediated-periodontal-inflammation
#20
D Kim, G Lee, Y H Huh, S Y Lee, K H Park, S Kim, J Kim, J Koh, J Ryu
Recent studies have indicated a potential correlation between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal inflammation. We undertook this study to verify whether RA mediates periodontitis-like phenotypes in experimental mouse models of RA and to explore the role of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) in periodontal inflammation during RA pathogenesis. Periodontal inflammation and alveolar bone loss have been reported in mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and in genetically modified tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) transgenic (TG) mouse models...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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