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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932633/cd163-positive-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-cd8-positive-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-are-powerful-diagnostic-markers-for-the-therapeutic-stratification-of-osteosarcoma-patients-an-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-biopsies-fromthe-french-os2006-phase-3-trial
#1
Anne Gomez-Brouchet, Claire Illac, Julia Gilhodes, Corinne Bouvier, Sébastien Aubert, Jean-Marc Guinebretiere, Béatrice Marie, Frédérique Larousserie, Natacha Entz-Werlé, Gonzague de Pinieux, Thomas Filleron, Véronique Minard, Vincent Minville, Eric Mascard, François Gouin, Marta Jimenez, Marie-Cécile Ledeley, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Brugieres, Françoise Rédini
The French phase 3 trial (OS 2006) testing zoledronic acid, an osteoclast inhibitor, with chemotherapy and surgery did not improve the outcome of patients with osteosarcoma (OS). To understand this unexpected result, the presence of infiltrating immune cells was investigated in 124 pre-therapeutic biopsies of patients enrolled in the trial. The percentage of CD68/CD163 tumor-infiltrating macrophages (TAMs), CD8(+) lymphocytes, osteoclasts, and the PD1/PDL-1 checkpoint were assessed by immunohistochemistry. M1/M2 macrophage polarization was characterized by pSTAT1/CMAF staining...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881302/nanoparticulation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-and-poly-d-lysine-through-complex-coacervation-and-encapsulation-of-curcumin
#2
L Maldonado, R Sadeghi, J Kokini
Soluble coacervate nanoparticles were fabricated by mixing bovine serum albumin (BSA) and poly-d-lysine with low (LMW-PDL) and high molecular weights (HMW-PDL). The particle size was influenced by molecular weight, mass ratio of polyelectrolytes (PEs), and salt concentration. The smallest nanoparticles had a diameter of 212±11nm which was achieved with LMW-PDL dissolved with 0.1M NaCl at pH 7 and a mass ratio of 2.0 (BSA: PDL). SEM images showed that coacervate nanoparticles of LMW-PDL are relatively spherical in shape, while nanoparticles of HMW-PDL were irregular...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878676/pd-1-and-pd-l1-checkpoint-signaling-inhibition-for-cancer-immunotherapy-mechanism-combinations-and-clinical-outcome
#3
REVIEW
Hashem O Alsaab, Samaresh Sau, Rami Alzhrani, Katyayani Tatiparti, Ketki Bhise, Sushil K Kashaw, Arun K Iyer
Several cancers are highly refractory to conventional chemotherapy. The survival of tumors in several cases is assisted by checkpoint immunomodulation to maintain the imbalance between immune surveillance and cancer cell proliferation. Check point antibody inhibitors, such as anti-PD-1/PD-L1, are a novel class of inhibitors that function as a tumor suppressing factor via modulation of immune cell-tumor cell interaction. These checkpoint blockers are rapidly becoming a highly promising cancer therapeutic approach that yields remarkable antitumor responses with limited side effects...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869918/circulating-cd4-pd-1-and-cd8-pd-1-t-cells-are-profoundly-decreased-at-the-onset-of-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-and-are-restored-by-treatment-contrasting-with-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells
#4
Toshie Iijima, Kanako Kato, Teruo Jojima, Takanori Tomotsune, Maiko Fukushima, Kunihiro Suzuki, Yoshimasa Aso
Programed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) is an inhibitory receptor expressed by T cells that downregulates the activation and proliferation of these cells to maintain peripheral self-tolerance. Recent studies reported some cases of new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) under anti-PD1 or PDL-1 antibodies. We demonstrated that circulating both CD4+PD-1+ and CD8+PD-1+ T cells were profoundly reduced at the onset of fulminant T1D and were restored by treatment in two patients with fulminant T1D.
July 31, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861710/healing-of-root-and-surrounding-periodontium-after-root-damage-with-miniscrew-implants-a-histomorphologic-study-in-dogs
#5
Yingtao Lv, Zhaoqiang Zhang, Yuan Su, Peiyan Yuan, Weiqun Ma, Wenhua Huang, Pingping Xu
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the detailed healing process of the roots and surrounding periodontium [cementum, periodontal ligament (PDL), and bone] at different time points after intentional root damage with miniscrew implants (MSIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After cone-beam computed tomography examination and measurement, a total of 78 premolar and molar roots from five beagle dogs were intentionally damaged by implanting miniscrews in the interradicular region...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858925/pulsed-dye-laser-at-subpurpuric-settings-for-the-treatment-of-pulsed-dye-laser-induced-ecchymoses-in-patients-with-port-wine-stains
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Jeremy A Brauer, Joshua A Farhadian, Leonard J Bernstein, Yoon-Soo Bae, Roy G Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Post-procedure purpura is a major complaint of patients with port-wine stains (PWSs) treated with pulsed dye laser (PDL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of using PDL at nonpurpuric settings to treat ecchymoses that develop within PWSs after treatment with PDL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, randomized, controlled study using 595-nm PDL for treatment of PWSs and laser-induced ecchymoses. Port-wine stains were treated in entirety at baseline...
August 30, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855904/immunological-properties-of-murine-parthenogenetic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-and-engineered-heart-muscle
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Michael Didié, Satish Galla, Vijayakumar Muppala, Ralf Dressel, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann
Pluripotent parthenogenetic stem cells (pSCs) can be derived by pharmacological activation of unfertilized oocytes. Homozygosity of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in pSCs makes them an attractive cell source for applications in allogeneic tissue repair. This was recently demonstrated for pSC-based tissue-engineered heart repair. A detailed analysis of immunological properties of pSC-derived cardiomyocytes and engineered heart muscle (EHM) thereof is, however, lacking. The aim of this study was to determine baseline and cytokine-inducible MHC class I and MHC class II as well as programmed death ligand-1 (PDL-1) and co-stimulatory protein (CD40, CD80, CD86) expression in pSC-derived cardiomyocytes and pSC-EHM in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835018/effect-of-fgf-2-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bmps-on-teno-ligamentogenesis-and-osteo-cementogenesis-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#8
Sun-Yi Hyun, Ji-Hye Lee, Kyung-Jung Kang, Young-Joo Jang
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is the connective tissue between tooth root and alveolar bone containing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). It has been suggested that human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) differentiate into osteo/cementoblast and ligament progenitor cells. The periodontitis is a representative oral disease where the PDL tissue is collapsed, and regeneration of this tissue is important in periodontitis therapy. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) stimulates proliferation and differentiation of fibroblastic MSCs into various cell lineages...
August 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834247/regeneration-of-the-cementum-and-periodontal-ligament-using-local-bdnf-delivery-in-class-ii-furcation-defects
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Ryo Jimbo, Jessica Singer, Nick Tovar, Charles Marin, Rodrigo Neiva, Estevam A Bonfante, Malvin N Janal, Hugues Contamin, Paulo G Coelho
Periodontal furcation defects are usually addressed by the placement of a physical barrier which may limit the regenerative potential of periodontal wounds. This study morphometrically quantified the regenerative effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in furcation defects in a non-human primate model. Grade II furcation defects (with and without induced inflammation prior to surgery) were created on the first and second molars of eight non-human primates. Defects were treated with open flap debridement and subsequently filled with either: Group A; BDNF (500 µg mL(-1) ) in high-molecular weight-hyaluronic acid (HMW-HA), Group B; BDNF (50 µg mL(-1) ) in HMW-HA, Group C; HMW-HA acid only, Group D; unfilled defect, or Group E; BDNF (500 µg mL(-1) ) in saline...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831825/pdl-1-pd1-inhibitors-antibody-or-antinobody
#10
Fouad Aoun, Elie El Rassy, Tarek Assi, Joseph Kattan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818458/colonic-delivery-of-indometacin-loaded-pga-co-pdl-microparticles-coated-with-eudragit-l100-55-from-fast-disintegrating-tablets
#11
Hesham M Tawfeek, Ahmed A H Abdellatif, Thomas J Dennison, Afzal R Mohammed, Younis Sadiq, Imran Y Saleem
The aim of this work was to investigate the efficient targeting and delivery of indometacin (IND), as a model anti-inflammatory drug to the colon for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. We prepared fast disintegrating tablets (FDT) containing IND encapsulated within poly(glycerol-adipate-co-ɷ-pentadecalactone), PGA-co-PDL, microparticles and coated with Eudragit L100-55 at different ratios (1:1.5, 1:1, 1:0.5). Microparticles encapsulated with IND were prepared using an o/w single emulsion solvent evaporation technique and coated with Eudragit L-100-55 via spray drying...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815334/clinical-characteristics-of-patient-selection-and-imaging-predictors-of-outcome-in-solid-tumors-treated-with-checkpoint-inhibitors
#12
REVIEW
Sabrina Rossi, Luca Toschi, Angelo Castello, Fabio Grizzi, Luigi Mansi, Egesta Lopci
The rapidly evolving knowledge on tumor immunology and the continuous implementation of immunotherapy in cancer have recently led to the FDA and EMA approval of several checkpoint inhibitors as immunotherapic agents in clinical practice. Anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and anti-PDL-1 antibodies are becoming standard of care in advanced melanoma, as well as in relapsed or metastatic lung and kidney cancer, demonstrating higher and longer response compared to standard chemotherapy. These encouraging results have fostered the evaluation of these antibodies either alone or in combination with other therapies in several dozen clinical trials for the treatment of multiple tumor types...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776112/laser-treatments-of-active-acne
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REVIEW
Lauren E Wiznia, Mary L Stevenson, Arielle R Nagler
The utility of laser therapy is increasingly being recognized in the treatment of active acne vulgaris. We aimed to perform a narrative review of the medical literature on the use of laser therapy for the treatment of active acne vulgaris. We performed a PubMed literature search on September 1, 2016 using the search terms "active acne," "acne," "laser therapy," and "laser surgery." Case reports, case series, cohort, and controlled trials were included. Studies of lasers in the treatment of acne, including erbium glass, Nd:YAG, pulse dye laser (PDL), potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser, and laser-based photodynamic therapy, have been published...
August 4, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763754/effects-of-prostaglandin-e2-on-clonogenicity-proliferation-and-expression-of-pluripotent-markers-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Avirut Truntipakorn, Anupong Makeudom, Thanapat Sastraruji, Prasit Pavasant, Kassara Pattamapun, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Based on our earlier work on the response of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells to mechanical stress by induction of cyclooxygenase expression and production of prostaglandin PGE2 that could regulate mineralization of PDL cells, it was hypothesized that PGE2 had potential effects on PDL stemness. In this study, we aimed to investigate clonogenicity, proliferation and expression of certain pluripotent markers, considered to be characteristics of PDL stemness, in response to treatment with exogenously-added PGE2...
July 25, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759110/effects-of-early-combinatorial-treatment-of-autologous-split-thickness-skin-grafts-in-red-duroc-pig-model-using-pulsed-dye-laser-and-fractional-co2-laser
#15
J Kevin Bailey, Britani N Blackstone, Danielle M DeBruler, Jayne Y Kim, Molly E Baumann, Kevin L McFarland, Folasade O Imeokparia, Dorothy M Supp, Heather M Powell
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of pulsed dye laser (PDL) and fractional CO2 (FX CO2 ) laser therapy to treat and/or prevent scarring following burn injury is becoming more widespread with a number of studies reporting reduction in scar erythema and pruritus following treatment with lasers. While the majority of studies report positive outcomes following PDL or FX CO2 therapy, a number of studies have reported no benefit or worsening of the scar following treatment. The objective of this study was to directly compare the efficacy of PDL, FX CO2 , and PDL + FX CO2 laser therapy in reducing scarring post burn injury and autografting in a standardized animal model...
July 31, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750153/safety-and-efficacy-of-dual-wavelength-laser-1064-nm-595-nm-for-treatment-of-non-treated-port-wine-stains
#16
Tianyou Wang, Da Chen, Jingyan Yang, Gang Ma, Wenxin Yu, Xiaoxi Lin
BACKGROUND: Patients with port-wine stain (PWS) suffer physically and psychologically because of the high incidence (0.3%-0.5%) of the disease. Pulsed dye laser (PDL) at 595 nm is the gold standard of the treatment for PWS. Nevertheless, clinicians intend to determine whether the dual wavelength laser (DWL) (595 nm PDL + 1064 nm Nd:YAG) is an adequate choice in the treatment of non-treated PWS. This study is the first prospective within-patient controlled research seeking to investigate the safety and efficacy of DWL for the treatment of non-treated PWS...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743370/computational-and-clinical-investigation-on-the-role-of-mechanical-vibration-on-orthodontic-tooth-movement
#17
Zhipeng Liao, Selma Elekdag-Turk, Tamer Turk, Johnathan Grove, Oyku Dalci, Junning Chen, Keke Zheng, M Ali Darendeliler, Michael Swain, Qing Li
The aim of this study is to investigate the biomechanics for orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) subjected to concurrent single-tooth vibration (50Hz) with conventional orthodontic force application, via a clinical study and computational simulation. Thirteen patients were recruited in the clinical study, which involved distal retraction of maxillary canines with 1.5N (150g) force for 12weeks. In a split mouth study, vibration and non-vibration sides were randomly assigned to each subject. Vibration of 50Hz, of approximately 0...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713908/comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-between-dental-pulp-and-periodontal-ligament-tissues-in-humans
#18
Ai-Xiu Gong, Jing-Han Zhang, Jing Li, Jun Wu, Lin Wang, Deng-Shun Miao
There are anatomical and functional differences between human dental pulp (DP) and periodontal ligament (PDL). However, the molecular biological differences and function of these tissues are poorly understood. In the present study, we employed a cDNA microarray array to screen for differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between human DP and PDL tissues, and used the online software WebGestalt to perform the functional analysis of the DEGs. In addition, the STRING database and KEGG pathway analysis were applied for interaction network and pathway analysis of the DEGs...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681629/cyclic-stretch-induced-the-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-and-gene-expression-of-cytoskeletal-regulators-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
#19
Yaqin Wu, Jiabao Zhuang, Dan Zhao, Fuqiang Zhang, Jiayin Ma, Chun Xu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the mechanism of the stretch-induced cell realignment and cytoskeletal rearrangement by identifying several mechanoresponsive genes related to cytoskeletal regulators in human PDL cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After the cells were stretched by 1, 10 and 20% strains for 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 12 or 24 h, the changes of the morphology and content of microfilaments were recorded and calculated. Meanwhile, the expression of 84 key genes encoding cytoskeletal regulators after 6 and 24 h stretches with 20% strain was detected by using real-time PCR array...
July 6, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673339/human-limbal-fibroblast-like-stem-cells-induce-immune-tolerance-in-autoreactive-t-lymphocytes-from-female-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#20
Antonina Coppola, Laura Tomasello, Maria Pitrone, Salvatore Cillino, Pierina Richiusa, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND: Due to their "natural immune privilege" and immunoregulatory properties human fibroblast-like limbal stem cells (f-LSCs) have acquired great interest as a potential tool for achieving immunotolerance. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common thyroid autoimmune disease and cause of hypothyroidism. To date, conventional hormone replacement therapy and unspecific immunosuppressive regimens cannot provide a definitive cure for HT subjects. We explored the immunosuppressant potential of human f-LSCs on circulating lymphomonocytes (PBMCs) collected from healthy donors and female HT patients...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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