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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344157/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-programmed-death-1-on-lymphocytes-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-on-monocytes-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer
#1
Ying Zhang, Weipei Zhu, Xueguang Zhang, Qiuxia Qu, Liyuan Zhang
The programmed death-1 (PD-1) signaling pathway serves a critical role in immune regulation and tolerance by suppressing the activation and proliferation of T cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of PD-1 and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) on the development of cervical carcinoma and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). A total of 40 healthy controls (HC), 40 patients with CIN and 66 newly diagnosed cervical cancer patients were recruited. The expression level of PD-1 expression on peripheral cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ and CD8+ T cells and PD-L1 on monocytes was analyzed by flow cytometry...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334181/donor-variability-in-growth-kinetics-of-healthy-hmscs-using-manual-processing-considerations-for-manufacture-of-cell-therapies
#2
Giulia Detela, Owen W Bain, Hae-Won Kim, David J Williams, Chris Mason, Anthony Mathur, Ivan B Wall
Human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) are excellent candidates for cell therapy but their expansion to desired clinical quantities can be compromised by ex vivo processing, due to differences between donor material and process variation. The aim of this article was to characterize growth kinetics of healthy baseline "reference" hMSCs using typical manual processing. Bone-marrow derived hMSCs from ten donors were isolated based on plastic adherence, expanded and analyzed for their growth kinetics until passage 4...
January 15, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331511/maresin-1-regulates-autophagy-and-inflammation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-through-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-under-inflammatory-conditions
#3
Li Du, Yucheng Li, Weifeng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating lines of evidence suggest that maresin 1 (MaR-1) exerts anti-inflammatory effects in many cell types and plays beneficial roles in inflammatory disease, such as peritonitis and colitis. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that MaR-1 play protective roles against localized aggressive periodontitis. However, the function and mechanism of MaR-1 in human periodontal ligament cells (PDL) cells from periodontitis are poorly understood. The present study aimed to clarify the effects and molecular mechanism of MaR-1 in PDL cell survival and inflammation...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330364/polypharmacy-through-phage-display-selection-of-glucagon-and-glp-1-receptor-co-agonists-from-a-phage-displayed-peptide-library
#4
Anna Demartis, Armin Lahm, Licia Tomei, Elisa Beghetto, Valentina Di Biasio, Federica Orvieto, Francesco Frattolillo, Paul E Carrington, Sheena Mumick, Brian Hawes, Elisabetta Bianchi, Anandan Palani, Antonello Pessi
A promising emerging area for the treatment of obesity and diabetes is combinatorial hormone therapy, where single-molecule peptides are rationally designed to integrate the complementary actions of multiple endogenous metabolically-related hormones. We describe here a proof-of-concept study on developing unimolecular polypharmacy agents through the use of selection methods based on phage-displayed peptide libraries (PDL). Co-agonists of the glucagon (GCG) and GLP-1 receptors were identified from a PDL sequentially selected on GCGR- and GLP1R-overexpressing cells...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321652/innate-ifn-%C3%AE-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-promotes-myeloid-expansion-and-pdl-1-expression
#5
Madeleine P J White, Gill Webster, Faith Leonard, Anne Camille La Flamme
The innate immune system plays a central role in the immune-mediated pathology of multiple sclerosis, and is a therapeutic target for progressive disease. Recently, it has been demonstrated that MIS416, a novel immunomodulatory microparticle that activates NOD-2 and TLR-9-signaling, has disease-modifying activity in multiple sclerosis models. This activity is dependent on innate IFN-γ; however, the precise immune regulatory mechanisms amplified by MIS416 have not previously been determined. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, MIS416 treatment was associated with IFN-γ-dependant expansion of Treg number and increased suppressive function; however, these cells did not account for disease reduction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287661/time-dependent-behavior-of-porcine-periodontal-ligament-a-combined-experimental-numeric-in-vitro-study
#6
Thomas Johannes Knaup, Cornelius Dirk, Susanne Reimann, Ludger Keilig, Meike Eschbach, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner, Christoph Bourauel
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyze the time-dependent in-vitro behavior of the periodontal ligament (PDL) by determining the material parameters using specimens of porcine jawbone. Time-dependent material parameters to be determined were expected to complement the results from earlier biomechanical studies. METHODS: Five mandibular deciduous porcine premolars were analyzed in a combined experimental-numeric study. After selecting suitable specimens (excluding root resorption) and preparing the measurement system, the specimens were deflected by a distance of 0...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249849/optimal-design-of-a-resonance-based-voltage-boosting-rectifier-for-wireless-power-transmission
#7
Jaemyung Lim, Byunghun Lee, Maysam Ghovanloo
This paper presents the design procedure for a new multi-cycle resonance-based voltage boosting rectifier (MCRR) capable of delivering a desired amount of power to the load (PDL) at a designated high voltage (HV) through a loosely-coupled inductive link. This is achieved by shorting the receiver (Rx) LC-tank for several cycles to harvest and accumulate the wireless energy in the RX inductor before boosting the voltage by breaking the loop and transferring the energy to the load in a quarter cycle. By optimizing the geometries of the transmitter (Tx) and Rx coils and the number of cycles, N, for energy harvesting, through an iterative design procedure, the MCRR can achieve the highest PDL under a given set of design constraints...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229458/the-effects-of-irrigants-on-the-survival-of-human-stem-cells-of-the-apical-papilla-including-endocyn
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Mark B Scott, Gregory S Zilinski, Timothy C Kirkpatrick, Van T Himel, Kent A Sabey, Thomas E Lallier
INTRODUCTION: Endocyn, a pH-neutral solution of hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite has been developed for use as an endodontic irrigant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Endocyn on human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts, rat osteosarcoma cells (UMR-106), and stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) compared with other commonly used endodontic irrigants. METHODS: To determine cytotoxicity, cells were exposed to various concentrations of Endocyn, 6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 17% EDTA, and 2% chlorhexidine for 10 minutes, 1 hour, or 24 hours...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228684/atorvastatin-downregulates-co-inhibitory-receptor-expression-by-targeting-ras-activated-mtor-signalling
#9
Isobel Okoye, Afshin Namdar, Lai Xu, Nicole Crux, Shokrollah Elahi
Regulation of T cell function in the steady state is mediated by co-inhibitory receptors or immune checkpoints such as PD-1, CTLA-4, TIM-3 and LAG-3. Persistent antigen stimulation, during chronic viral infections and cancer, results in sustained expression of multiple co-inhibitory receptors and subsequently poor effector T cell function. Immune checkpoint blockade using monoclonal antibodies against PD-1, PDL-1 and CTLA-4 has been implemented as an immunotherapy strategy- resulting in restoration of T cell function and reduction of viral load or tumour growth...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218844/predictors-of-hepatotoxicity-and-pancreatitis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-according-to-contemporary-regimens
#10
Christopher C Denton, Yasmin A Rawlins, Matthew J Oberley, Deepa Bhojwani, Etan Orgel
BACKGROUND: Hepatotoxicity and pancreatitis are common treatment-related toxicities (TRTs) during contemporary treatment regimens for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Limited detailed data from Children's Oncology Group (COG) regimens has been previously reported to enable identification of patient and treatment risk factors for these toxicities and their impact on outcomes. PROCEDURE: We analyzed a retrospective pediatric ALL cohort treated at a single institution according to COG regimens from 2008 to 2015...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218494/efficacy-of-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-for-common-warts-is-not-influenced-by-the-causative-hpv-type-a-prospective-study
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Yoseph Fichman, Assi Levi, Emmilia Hodak, Shlomit Halachmi, Sigal Mazor, Dana Wolf, Orit Caplan, Moshe Lapidoth
Verruca vulgaris (VV) is a prevalent skin condition caused by various subtypes of human papilloma virus (HPV). The most common causes of non-genital lesions are HPV types 2 and 4, and to a lesser extent types 1, 3, 26, 29, and 57. Although numerous therapeutic modalities exist, none is universally effective or without adverse events (AE). Pulsed dye laser (PDL) is a favorable option due to its observed efficacy and relatively low AE rate. However, it is not known which verrucae are most likely to respond to PDL, or whether the causative viral subtype influences this response...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182990/patterns-of-responses-in-metastatic-nsclc-during-pd-1-or-pdl-1-inhibitor-therapy-comparison-of-recist-1-1-irrecist-and-irecist-criteria
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M Tazdait, L Mezquita, J Lahmar, R Ferrara, F Bidault, S Ammari, C Balleyguier, D Planchard, A Gazzah, J C Soria, A Marabelle, B Besse, C Caramella
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are an important tool in the therapeutic strategy against metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, radiological evaluation is challenging due to the emergence of atypical patterns of responses. Several evaluation criteria have been proposed, such as the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (RECIST), version 1.1, immune -related RECIST (irRECIST) and iRECIST, but have not been systematically compared in a homogeneous population...
November 25, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180896/checkpoint-blockade-in-solid-tumors-and-b-cell-malignancies-with-special-consideration-of-the-role-of-cd200
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Reginald M Gorczynski, Fang Zhu
In the ontogeny of a normal immune response, a series of checkpoints must be overcome to ensure that unwanted and/or harmful self-directed activation responses are avoided. Many of the molecules now known to be active in this overseeing of the evolving immune activation cascade, contributing inhibitory signals to dampen an overexuberant response, belong to the immunoglobulin supergene family. These include members of the CD28/CTLA-4:B7.1/B7.2 receptor/ligand family, PD-1 and PDL-1, CD200 and CD200R, and the more recently described V-domain immunoglobulin suppressor of T-cell activation and its ligand (VSIG-3/IGSF11)...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150026/regulatory-t-cells-friends-or-foe-in-human-mycobacterium-leprae-infection
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Ana T Chaves, Atvaldo F Ribeiro-Junior, Sandra Lyon, Nayara I Medeiros, Fábio Cassirer-Costa, Karina S Paula, Edilamar S Alecrim, Cristiane A S Menezes, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Manoel O C Rocha, Juliana A S Gomes
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are known to control immune responses by suppressing the antigen-presenting and effector T cells. Some mechanisms adopted by Tregs in combating Mycobacterium infections have been proposed. Nevertheless, in M. leprae infection, also known as leprosy or Hansen's disease, the role of Tregs has not been completely elucidated. Using multicolor flow cytometry, we evaluated the expression of different cell surface and intracellular molecules present in Tregs from peripheral blood samples of leprosy patients...
November 13, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143185/osteogenic-prospective-of-deriving-human-dental-stem-cells-in-collagen-matrix-boost
#15
Tong-Jing Fang, Ding-Han Wang, Chia-Yu Wang, Raju Poongodi, Nien-Hsien Liou, Jiang-Chuan Liu, Ming-Lun Hsu, Po-Da Hong, Shih-Fang Yang, Meng-Lun Liu
Stem cells derived from oral tissue represent a highly attractive alternative source for clinical bone regeneration because they can be collected by non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. Herein, we describe the human dental stem cells (DSCs) deriving from buccal fat pads (BFP), dental pulp (DP) of impacted teeth, and periodontal ligaments (PDL) to obtain BFPSCs, DPSCs, and PDLSCs, respectively. Cells were purified with selected medium and expanded through passages in stem cell culture medium. Purified cells were characterized for stemness by their growth rate, immunostaining, and multilineage differentiation ability...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117898/the-contribution-of-immune-infiltrates-and-the-local-microenvironment-in-the-pathogenesis-of-osteosarcoma
#16
Marie-Françoise Heymann, Frédéric Lézot, Dominique Heymann
Osteosarcoma is a rare primary bone cancer characterized by cancer cells producing calcified osteoid extracellular matrix and inducing lung metastases with a high frequency. The local microenvironment defined several tumor niches controlling the tumor growth and cell extravasation. The immune infiltrate composes one of these niches. The immune environment of osteosarcoma is mainly composed by T-lymphocytes and macrophages but also contains other subpopulations including B-lymphocytes and mast cells. Osteosarcoma cells control the recruitment and differentiation of immune infiltrating cells and establish a local immune tolerant environment favorable to the tumor growth, drug resistance and the occurrence of metastases...
November 2, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071027/antibacterial-effect-of-diode-laser-in-pulpectomy-of-primary-teeth
#17
Zahra Bahrololoomi, Reza Fekrazad, Shiva Zamaninejad
Introduction: Laser irradiation has been suggested as an adjunct to traditional methods of canal preparation but few studies are available on the antibacterial effect of diode laser in pulpectomy of primary teeth. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the antibacterial effect of diode laser in pulpectomy of primary teeth, in addition to define the optimal and harmless diode lasing conditions in the root canal. Methods: A total of 125 single rooted primary teeth were selected. After traditional canal cleaning, they were divided in 2 groups...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070950/periodontal-ligament-injection-versus-routine-local-infiltration-for-nonsurgical-single-posterior-maxillary-permanent-tooth-extraction-comparative-double-blinded-randomized-clinical-study
#18
Mohammad H Al-Shayyab
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of, and patients' subjective responses to, periodontal ligament (PDL) anesthetic injection compared to traditional local-anesthetic infiltration injection for the nonsurgical extraction of one posterior maxillary permanent tooth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients scheduled for nonsurgical symmetrical maxillary posterior permanent tooth extraction in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan over a 7-month period were invited to participate in this prospective randomized double-blinded split-mouth study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070883/combined-immunotherapy-with-anti-pdl-1-pd-1-and-anti-cd4-antibodies-cures-syngeneic-disseminated-neuroblastoma
#19
Valentina Rigo, Laura Emionite, Antonio Daga, Simonetta Astigiano, Maria Valeria Corrias, Concetta Quintarelli, Franco Locatelli, Silvano Ferrini, Michela Croce
Anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 blocking monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have shown potent anti-tumor effects in adult cancer patients and clinical studies have recently been started in pediatric cancers, including high-risk/relapsing neuroblastoma (NB). Therefore, we studied the effects of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 mAbs in two syngeneic models of disseminated NB generated by the injection of either Neuro2a or NXS2 cells, which express PD-L1. In addition, we tested the combination of these agents with the immune-enhancing cytokine IL-21, the Ecto-NTPDase inhibitor POM-1, an anti-CD25 mAb targeting Treg cells, or an anti-CD4 mAb...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068580/orthodontic-intrusion-of-periodontally-compromised-maxillary-incisors-3-dimensional-finite-element-method-analysis
#20
Liwia E Minch, Michał Sarul, Rafał Nowak, Beata Kawala, Joanna Antoszewska-Smith
BACKGROUND: Loading of the compromised periodontium with orthodontic forces produces different results than those achieved in patients with healthy periodontal support. Determining the force value at a level preventing further deterioration of the patient's periodontal status, thus delivering the most precisely individualized "dose" of loading, seems to be crucial for the successful intrusion of teeth with reduced periodontal support. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the range of force values efficiently intruding maxillary incisors without further compromising the initially-impaired periodontal status...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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