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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294563/a-new-material-for-tissue-engineered-vagina-reconstruction-acellular-porcine-vagina-matrix
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Jing-Kun Zhang, Run-Xuan Du, Lin Zhang, Ya-Nan Li, Ming-le Zhang, Shuo Zhao, Xiang-Hua Huang, Yan-Fang Xu
Acellular matrix materials have been widely used to repair various tissues and organs. According to the plastic principle, when a part of the body is lost, it should be replaced with a similar material. Therefore, the use of a homologous organ-specific acellular vaginal tissue in vagina reconstruction repair surgery may show good results. However, the acellular vagina matrix (AVM) form large vertebrates is difficult to isolate. In this study, we described a multi-step method to prepare porcine AVM and evaluated the efficacy of acellularization...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294161/in-vivo-imaging-of-the-muc5b-gel-forming-mucin
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Céline Portal, Valérie Gouyer, Mylène Magnien, Ségolène Plet, Frédéric Gottrand, Jean-Luc Desseyn
Gel-forming mucins are macromolecules produced by goblet cells and responsible for the mucus gel formation. Changes in goblet cell density and in gel-forming mucin production have emerged as sensitive indicators for mucosal diseases. A Muc5b-GFP tagged reporter mouse was used to assess Muc5b production in mouse tissues by immunofluorescence microscopy and fluorescent activity using stereromicroscopy and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. Muc5b production was followed longitudinally by recording the fluorescent activity in vagina and in embryonic lung explants under stimulation by interleukin 13...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292981/vaginal-heparan-sulfate-linked-to-neutrophil-dysfunction-in-the-acute-inflammatory-response-associated-with-experimental-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
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Junko Yano, Mairi C Noverr, Paul L Fidel
Despite acute inflammation by polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) during vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), clearance of Candida fails to occur. The purpose of this study was to uncover the mechanism of vaginal PMN dysfunction. Designs included assessing PMN migration, proinflammatory mediators, and tissue damage (by analysis of the activity of lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) in mice susceptible (C3H/HeN-C57BL/6) or resistant (CD-1) to chronic VVC (CVVC-S or CVVC-R) and testing morphology-specific Candida albicans strains under conditions of preinduced PMN migration (CVVC-S mice) or PMN depletion (CVVC-R mice)...
March 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273958/comparative-study-on-the-estimation-of-estrous-cycle-in-mice-by-visual-and-vaginal-lavage-method
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Gnanagurudasan Ekambaram, Senthil Kumar Sampath Kumar, Leena Dennis Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of estrous cycle in laboratory animals can be a useful measure of the integrity of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian reproductive axis. Assessment of vaginal cytology is crucial to assess the milieu and compare the endocrine status of animals among the experimental groups. AIM: The present study was attempted to compare the estimation of estrous cycle by visual method and non invasive vaginal lavage method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty healthy female swiss albino mice were used for the present study...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252311/-sheep-as-an-experimental-model-in-the-reaserch-of%C3%A2-effects-of-pregnancy-delivery-and-surgical-procedures-on-the-pelvic-floor
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I Urbánková, L Hympánová, L Krofta
OBJECTIVE: A short literature review of ewe as an experimental model in research of effects of pregnancy, delivery and urogynecological surgical procedures on the pelvic floor. DESIGN: Literature overview. SETTING: Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Third Faculty of Medicine, Prague. METHODS: This is an overview of recent literature on experiments using ewes as a model for biomechanical and morphological changes of the vagina induced by pregnancy, delivery and transvaginal graft implantation...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185815/novel-antiviral-activity-and-mechanism-of-bromocriptine-as-a-zika-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease-inhibitor
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Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Kenn Ka-Heng Chik, Shuofeng Yuan, Cyril Chik-Yan Yip, Zheng Zhu, Kah-Meng Tee, Jessica Oi-Ling Tsang, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Gang Lu, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Kin-Kui Lai, Kwok-Hung Chan, Richard Yi-Tsun Kao, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is associated with congenital malformations in infected fetuses and severe neurological and other systemic complications in adults. There are currently limited anti-ZIKV treatment options that are readily available and safe for use in pregnancy. In this drug repurposing study, bromocriptine was found to have inhibitory effects on ZIKV replication in cytopathic effect inhibition, virus yield reduction, and plaque reduction assays. Time-of-drug-addition assay showed that bromocriptine exerted anti-ZIKV activity between 0 and 12 h post-ZIKV inoculation, corroborating with post-entry events in the virus replication cycle prior to budding...
February 7, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144815/does-p53-codon-72-polymorphism-have-a-prognostic-value-in-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-and-vagina
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Alvida Qvick, Bengt Sorbe, Gisela Helenius, Mats G Karlsson, Gabriella Lillsunde Larsson
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is considered to be responsible for a large part of vaginal and vulvar carcinomas, and the p53 codon 72 polymorphism has been implicated in susceptibility to cancer induced by this virus, but with contradicting results. In this study, we have investigated the prognostic value of the codon 72 polymorphism by real-time PCR (qPCR) in two cohorts of vaginal (n = 66) and vulvar (n = 123) carcinomas. In vaginal carcinoma, arginine homozygous patients were significantly associated with a higher primary cure rate (p = 0...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108041/strain-elastography-as-a-new-method-for-assessing-pelvic-floor-biomechanics
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Jana Marie Kreutzkamp, Sebastian Daniel Schäfer, Susanne Amler, Felix Strube, Ludwig Kiesel, Ralf Schmitz
Strain elastography (SE) is a new technique of parametric imaging that allows quantification of the elasticity of tissue. The aim of our study was to determine if the elasticity of para-urethral tissue correlates with urethral mobility and urinary incontinence (UI). Ninety-nine unselected women were investigated with SE. They were given a standardized interview about UI, and SE raw data for the para-urethral tissue were acquired in a sagittal standard urethra-symphysis view while being stimulated by a coughing fit...
April 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098598/science-of-intracrinology-in-postmenopausal-women
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Fernand Labrie, Alain Bélanger, Georges Pelletier, Céline Martel, David F Archer, Wulf H Utian
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the marked differences between classical endocrinology that distributes hormones to all tissues of the body through the bloodstream and the science of intracrinology, whereby each cell of each peripheral tissue makes a small and appropriate amount of estrogens and androgens from the inactive precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA being mainly of adrenal origin. Because only the inactivated sex steroids are released in the blood, influence in the other tissues is avoided...
January 16, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062423/prominent-metalware-from-pelvic-surgery-causing-dyspareunia
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Mithun Nambiar, Samuel Raymond Heaton, Andrew John Stevenson, Andrew Thomas Bucknill
We present a case of female dyspareunia secondary to metalware placement during extensive pelvic surgery following a motor vehicle accident. The patient initially had an uneventful recovery from her operations. However, she noticed pain with vaginal intercourse, due to a screw tip which was palpable on vaginal examination. X-ray imaging confirmed long screws in the medial part of an anterior column plate, which were impacting on the anterior vaginal wall. Subsequent percutaneous removal of two screws resulted in resolution of her symptoms of painful vaginal intercourse...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061432/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-a-novel-lhx1-mutation-associated-with-congenital-absence-of-the-uterus-and-vagina
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Wei Zhang, Xueya Zhou, Liyang Liu, Ying Zhu, Chunmei Liu, Hong Pan, Qiong Xing, Jing Wang, Xi Wang, Xuegong Zhang, Yunxia Cao, Binbin Wang
Congenital absence of the uterus and vagina (CAUV) is the most extreme female Müllerian duct abnormality. Several researches proposed that genetic factors contributed to this disorder, whereas the precise genetic mechanism is far from full elucidation. Here, utilizing whole-exome sequencing (WES), we identified one novel missense mutation in LHX1 (NM_005568: c.G1108A, p.A370T) in one of ten unrelated patients diagnosed with CAUV. This mutation was absent from public databases and our internal database. Through the luciferase reporter analysis, we found that the mutation could change the transcriptional activity of LHX1 and its effect on the regulation of the downstream target gene GSC, which might be associated with urogenital system development...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052314/elevated-nitric-oxide-in-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-association-to-clinical-findings
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Cathrin Alvendal, Sophia Ehrström, Annelie Brauner, Jon O Lundberg, Nina Bohm-Starke
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is defined as 3-4 episodes per year and causes substantial suffering. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to relapses in otherwise healthy women. Nitric oxide (NO) is part of the non-specific host defense and is increased during inflammation. NO levels were measured and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) was analyzed in the vagina during an acute episode of RVVC and after treatment with fluconazole...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051087/effects-of-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-on-the-immune-microenvironment-of-the-human-cervix-and-endometrium-implications-for-hiv-susceptibility
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K K Smith-McCune, J F Hilton, U Shanmugasundaram, J W Critchfield, R M Greenblatt, D Seidman, S Averbach, L C Giudice, B L Shacklett
Depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate is a commonly used injectable contraceptive that has been associated with an increased risk of HIV acquisition. This study compares effects of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate on immune parameters from several upper reproductive tract compartments relevant to HIV-1 susceptibility in repetitive samples from 15 depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate users and 27 women not on hormonal contraceptives. Compared with samples from unexposed women in the mid-luteal phase, depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate use was associated with: increased endocervical concentrations of MCP1 and IFNalpha2; decreased endocervical concentrations of IL1beta and IL6; increased proportions of endometrial CD4+ and CD8+ cells expressing the activation marker HLADR; increased density of endometrial macrophages; and decreased density of endometrial regulatory T cells...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035443/effect-of-mesh-width-on-apical-support-after-sacrocolpopexy
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Sunil Balgobin, Joseph L Fitzwater, Donald D McIntire, Imelda J Delgado, Clifford Y Wai
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We evaluated the effect of polypropylene mesh width on vaginal apical support, mesh elongation, and mesh tensile strength for abdominal sacrocolpopexy. METHODS: Abdominal sacrocolpopexy was performed on ten cadavers using pieces of polypropylene mesh of width 1, 2, and 3 cm. Weights of 1, 2, 3, and 4 kg were sequentially applied to the vagina. The total distance moved by the vaginal apex, and the amount of stretch of the intervening mesh segment between the sacrum and the vagina were recorded for each width...
December 29, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008866/antiviral-potential-and-mode-of-action-of-indigofera-heterantha-against-hsv-2-by-targeting-the-early-stages-of-infection
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Natasha Kapoor Kaushik, Rupa Guha, Becky M Thomas
BACKGROUND: The development of antivirals against herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) has a major public health importance because of the wide spectrum of associated clinical disease in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised populations. Even with the extensive use of acyclovir, issues such as emergence of drug resistant strains, poor oral bioavailability, and low effectiveness in recurrent infections have highlighted the requirement for alternate therapies. Plants, which are rich in metabolites and active against viruses, are being explored as one such source...
December 23, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008325/lactobacilli-dominance-and-vaginal-ph-why-is-the-human-vaginal-microbiome-unique
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Elizabeth A Miller, DeAnna E Beasley, Robert R Dunn, Elizabeth A Archie
The human vaginal microbiome is dominated by bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus, which create an acidic environment thought to protect women against sexually transmitted pathogens and opportunistic infections. Strikingly, lactobacilli dominance appears to be unique to humans; while the relative abundance of lactobacilli in the human vagina is typically >70%, in other mammals lactobacilli rarely comprise more than 1% of vaginal microbiota. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain humans' unique vaginal microbiota, including humans' distinct reproductive physiology, high risk of STDs, and high risk of microbial complications linked to pregnancy and birth...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981794/reproductive-tract-histology-in-south-american-fur-seal-pups-arctophoca-australis
#17
Helena Katz, Olle Johansson
In the present study, a detailed histological description of the female reproductive tract of South American fur seal (Arctophoca australis) pups has been conducted. The uterine tube was covered by cuboidal to columnar epithelium; nerve fibers were present in the mesosalpinx and beneath the muscular layer. The uterus was bipartitus; the endometrial surface of the horns was lined by a simple cuboidal or columnar epithelium with deep tubular glands; caudally ("the transition area"), the epithelium changed to pseudostratified columnar, few tubular glands were present and the myometrium increased in width...
December 16, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981257/assessing-the-efficacy-of-vaginal-hyoscine-butyl-bromide-on-cervical-ripening-prior-to-intrauterine-procedures-a-double-blinded-clinical-trial
#18
Shiva Hadadian, Masoumeh Fallahian
BACKGROUND: Unripe cervix prevents entering the endometrial cavity during intrauterine procedures. Mechanical dilatation of cervical canal might cause undesirable complications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the substitute of mechanical intervention with chemical treatment by administering hyoscine to patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty non-pregnant women, 20-70 years of age, with a closed cervix who were scheduled for an intrauterine procedure, were randomly divided into two groups...
November 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931152/planting-the-seed-origins-composition-and-postnatal-health-significance-of-the-fetal-gastrointestinal-microbiota
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Lisa F Stinson, Matthew S Payne, Jeffrey A Keelan
It has long been assumed that establishment of the fetal microbiome commences with the birthing process. However, recent studies have found bacterial DNA in umbilical cord blood, placenta, amniotic fluid, meconium, and fetal membranes in healthy normal pregnancies, leading to suggestions that the seeding of the fetal microbiome may commence in utero long before delivery. The origins of the microbiota of the fetal gastrointestinal (GI) tract have not yet been conclusively determined, although bacterial translocation from the maternal circulation, or ascension from the vagina, are both likely to be contributing pathways...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919079/receptor-usage-dictates-hiv-1-restriction-by-human-trim5%C3%AE-in-dendritic-cell-subsets
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Carla M S Ribeiro, Ramin Sarrami-Forooshani, Laurentia C Setiawan, Esther M Zijlstra-Willems, John L van Hamme, Wikky Tigchelaar, Nicole N van der Wel, Neeltje A Kootstra, Sonja I Gringhuis, Teunis B H Geijtenbeek
The most prevalent route of HIV-1 infection is across mucosal tissues after sexual contact. Langerhans cells (LCs) belong to the subset of dendritic cells (DCs) that line the mucosal epithelia of vagina and foreskin and have the ability to sense and induce immunity to invading pathogens. Anatomical and functional characteristics make LCs one of the primary targets of HIV-1 infection. Notably, LCs form a protective barrier against HIV-1 infection and transmission. LCs restrict HIV-1 infection through the capture of HIV-1 by the C-type lectin receptor Langerin and subsequent internalization into Birbeck granules...
December 15, 2016: Nature
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