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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345968/relationship-between-phospholipase-c-zeta-semen-parameters-and-chromatin-status
#1
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Mohammad H Nasr-Esfahani
The need for additional tests to complement basic sperm analysis in clinics is well appreciated. In this regard, a number of tests such as sperm DNA integrity test as a tool in diagnosis and treatment of infertility are suggested. But recent studies have focused on main sperm factors involved in oocyte activation such as phospholipase C-zeta (PLCζ) that initiate intracellular Ca(2+) signaling and embryogenesis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between PLCζ, basic semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), and protamine deficiency in men with normal (n=32) and abnormal (n=23) semen parameters...
March 27, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337256/human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-homing-induced-by-skov3-cells
#2
Dongmei Fan, Xiaojuan Xie, Pengwei Qi, Xianan Yang, Ximeng Jin
Human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) homing is the migration of endogenous and exogenous hMSCS to the target organs and the subsequent colonization under the action chemotaxic factors. This is an important process involved in the repair of damaged tissues. However, we know little about the mechanism of hMSC homing. Stromal cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1) is a cytokine secreted by stromal cells. Its only receptor CXCR4 is widely expressed in blood cells, immune cells and cells in the central nervous system. SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling pathway plays an important role in hMSC homing and tissue repair...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336327/galectin-1-driven-upregulation-of-sdf-1-in-pancreatic-stellate-cells-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-metastasis
#3
Dong Qian, Zipeng Lu, Qingcheng Xu, Pengfei Wu, Lei Tian, Liangtao Zhao, Baobao Cai, Jie Yin, Yang Wu, Kevin F Staveley-O'Carroll, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao, Guangfu Li
Galectin-1, mainly expressed in activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), is involved in many important cancer-related processes. However, very little is known how Galectin-1 modulates PSCs and subsequently impacts pancreatic cancer cells (PCCs). Our chemokine antibody array and in vitro studies demonstrates that Galectin-1 induces secretion of stromal cell-derived factor-1(SDF-1) in PSCs by activating NF-κB signaling. The secreted SDF-1 increases migration and invasion of PCCs. Knockdown of Galectin-1 and inhibitor-mediated blockade of SDF-1 as well as its ligand CXCR4 and NF-κB verifies the findings...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332192/arresting-simulated-dentine-caries-with-adjunctive-application-of-silver-nitrate-solution-and-sodium-fluoride-varnish-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
#4
Irene Shuping Zhao, May Lei Mei, Quan-Li Li, Edward Chin Man Lo, Chun-Hung Chu
PURPOSE: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the ability of silver nitrate solution, followed by sodium fluoride varnish, to arrest caries. METHODS: Dentine slices were prepared and demineralised. Each slice was cut into three specimens for three groups (SF, SDF and W). Specimens of the SF group received topical application of 25% silver nitrate solution followed by 5% sodium fluoride varnish. The SDF group received topical application of 38% silver diamine fluoride solution (positive control)...
March 22, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330754/injectable-nanoparticles-hydrogels-composite-as-sustained-release-system-with-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-for-calvarial-bone-regeneration
#5
Lei Mi, Huaiqin Liu, Yu Gao, Hui Miao, Jianping Ruan
Repair of craniofacial bony defects remains a challenge for surgeons due to the delicate and complex anatomy of the craniofacial skeleton. Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) is an important chemokine which plays a critical role in the homing of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), while, the shortcomings including short half-life and easy degradation by enzymes made it in relatively low efficacy. In this work, SDF-1α/chitosan/carboxymeymethy-chitosan nanoparticles (SDF-1α/CS/CMCS NPs) were prepared and characterized for various parameters including morphology, particle size, zeta potential, loading efficiency and the release characteristics from thermosensitive chitosan/β-glycerol phosphate disodium salt (CS/GP) hydrogels...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322746/truncation-of-cxcl12-by-cd26-reduces-its-cxc-chemokine-receptor-4-and-atypical-chemokine-receptor-3-dependent-activity-on-endothelial-cells-and-lymphocytes
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Rik Janssens, Anneleen Mortier, Daiane Boff, Pieter Ruytinx, Mieke Gouwy, Bo Vantilt, Olav Larsen, Viktorija Daugvilaite, Mette M Rosenkilde, Marc Parmentier, Sam Noppen, Sandra Liekens, Jo Van Damme, Sofie Struyf, Mauro M Teixeira, Flávio A Amaral, Paul Proost
The chemokine CXCL12 or stromal cell-derived factor 1/SDF-1 attracts hematopoietic progenitor cells and mature leukocytes through the G protein-coupled CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4). In addition, it interacts with atypical chemokine receptor 3 (ACKR3 or CXCR7) and glycosaminoglycans. CXCL12 activity is regulated through posttranslational cleavage by CD26/dipeptidyl peptidase 4 that removes two N-terminal amino acids. CD26-truncated CXCL12 does not induce calcium signaling or chemotaxis of mononuclear cells...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318166/-exploratory-study-on-influence-of-biopsy-to-biological-behavior-of-tca8113-transplanted-tumor
#7
Liu Jiyuan, Pan Jian, Hua Chengge, Wu Yunlong, Luo Zhengwen, Tang Xiufa
OBJECTIVE: We established an animal model of nude mice with Tca8113 tumor and cut some tissue for biopsy. We also determined the biological behavior and mechanisms of the tumor. METHODS: The mice were divided into two groups randomly. Mice in both groups were injected with Tca8113 cells into their tongues. The survival condition, growth of primary focus, and metastasis were observed. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemistry were performed on nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), matrix metallopeptidase 9 (MMP-9), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1), and Ki67 to determine their distributions within the tumor...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317720/non-destructive-determination-and-visualisation-of-insoluble-and-soluble-dietary-fibre-contents-in-fresh-cut-celeries-during-storage-periods-using-hyperspectral-imaging-technique
#8
Ling Yan, Chuanwu Xiong, Hao Qu, Changhong Liu, Wei Chen, Lei Zheng
The feasibility of using hyperspectral imaging technique to non-destructively determine insoluble dietary fibre (IDF) and soluble dietary fibre (SDF) contents in fresh-cut celeries and visualise their spatial distribution during 28-day storage periods was investigated. Genetic synergy interval partial least square (GA-Si-PLS) algorithm was developed to establish calibration model, which, superior to the PLS and Si-PLS developed models, achieved the prediction performance with Rp of 0.9638 and 0.9756, and RMSEP of 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316584/exploring-mechanisms-of-selective-directed-forgetting
#9
Carmen Aguirre, Carlos J Gómez-Ariza, Pilar Andrés, Giuliana Mazzoni, Ma T Bajo
While some studies have shown that providing a cue to selectively forget one subset of previously learned facts may cause specific forgetting of this information, little is known about the mechanisms underlying this memory phenomenon. In three experiments, we aimed to better understand the nature of the selective directed forgetting (SDF) effect. Participants studied a List 1 consisting of 18 sentences regarding two (or three) different characters and a List 2 consisting of sentences regarding an additional character...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303409/cardiovascular-inflammation-is-reduced-with-methotrexate-in-diabetes
#10
Adrian Quan, Yi Pan, Krishna K Singh, John Polemidiotis, Hwee Teoh, Howard Leong-Poi, Subodh Verma
Diabetes increases the risk of vascular events and mortality. While earlier type 2 diabetes trials demonstrated that intensive glucose lowering reduces microvascular complications, it is only recently that treatment with some of the newer antihyperglycemic agents has been associated with macrovascular benefits. We report herein that db/db mice concomitantly fed the Western diet and treated with the anti-inflammatory agent methotrexate display a less aggressive inflammatory (lower serum IL-1β, IL-6, SDF-1, and TNFα levels; higher circulating adiponectin, IL-12p70 and IL-10 concentrations; lower aortic VCAM-1 levels) profile than their saline-treated counterpart...
March 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303319/effect-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-signaling-antagonist-amd3100-on-bone-mineralization-in-distraction-osteogenesis
#11
Jia Xu, Yuanfeng Chen, Yang Liu, Jinfang Zhang, Qinglin Kang, Kiwai Ho, Yimin Chai, Gang Li
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a widely applied technique in orthopedics surgery, which involves rapid stem cell migration, homing, and differentiation. Interactions between the chemokine receptor Cxcr4 and its ligand, stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1), regulate hematopoietic stem cell trafficking to the ischemic area and induce their subsequent differentiation. Here, we examined SDF-1 expression and further investigated the role of SDF-1/Cxcr4 signaling antagonist AMD3100 during bone regeneration in rat DO model...
March 16, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303135/a-human-lin-cd123-cd127-low-population-endowed-with-ilc-features-and-migratory-capabilities-contributes-to-immunopathological-hallmarks-of-psoriasis
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Luz María Mora-Velandia, Octavio Castro-Escamilla, Andrés González Méndez, Cristina Aguilar-Flores, Martha Velázquez-Avila, María Isabel Tussié-Luna, Juan Téllez-Sosa, César Maldonado-García, Fermín Jurado-Santacruz, Eduardo Ferat-Osorio, Jesus Martínez-Barnetche, Rosana Pelayo, Laura C Bonifaz
Innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are members of a heterogeneous family with a lymphoid origin that mimics the T helper (Th) cytokine profile. ILC are involved in early effector cytokine-mediated responses during infections in peripheral tissues. ILC also play an important role in chronic skin inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis. Although classical ILC express CD127, it has been recently reported that the presence of non-classical CD127(-) ILC populations and an early ILC precursor (EILP) CD127(low). ILC development has predominately been investigated in mouse models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294401/endothelial-progenitor-cell-mobilization-in-preterm-infants-with-sepsis-is-associated-with-improved-survival
#13
Vahid Siavashi, Simin Asadian, Masoud Taheri-Asl, Samaneh Keshavarz, Mohamad Zamani-Ahmadmahmudi, Seyed Mahdi Nassiri
Microvascular dysfunction plays a key role in the pathology of sepsis, leading to multi-organ failure and death. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (cEPCs) are critically involved in the maintenance of the vascular homeostasis in both physiological and pathological contexts. In this study, concentration of cEPCs in preterm infants with sepsis was determined to recognize whether the EPC mobilization would affect the clinical outcome of infantile sepsis. 133 preterm infants (81 with sepsis and 52 without sepsis) were enrolled in this study...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289333/influence-of-vaginal-lactoferrin-administration-on-amniotic-fluid-cytokines-and-its-role-against-inflammatory-complications-of-pregnancy
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Martina Maritati, Manola Comar, Nunzia Zanotta, Silva Seraceni, Alessandro Trentini, Fabrizio Corazza, Fortunato Vesce, Carlo Contini
BACKGROUND: An altered amniotic cytokine profile has been reported in inflammatory pregnancy complications with a leading role for IL-6, a marker of the foetal systemic inflammatory response. Up to this date there is no exhaustive information neither on the foetal cytokine balance nor on the best method for its modulation. We aimed to evaluate the influence of vaginal lactoferrin administration on amniotic fluid concentration of 47 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. METHODS: Sixty women undergoing genetic amniocentesis were enrolled in an open-label clinical trial...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287582/polydimethylsiloxane-polycarbonate-microfluidic-devices-for-cell-migration-studies-under-perpendicular-chemical-and-oxygen-gradients
#15
Hung-Ju Chiang, Sih-Ling Yeh, Chien-Chung Peng, Wei-Hao Liao, Yi-Chung Tung
This paper reports a microfluidic device made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) with an embedded polycarbonate (PC) thin film to study cell migration under combinations of chemical and oxygen gradients. Both chemical and oxygen gradients can greatly affect cell migration in vivo; however, due to technical limitations, very little research has been performed to investigate their effects in vitro. The device developed in this research takes advantage of a series of serpentine-shaped channels to generate the desired chemical gradients and exploits a spatially confined chemical reaction method for oxygen gradient generation...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286648/new-approach-to-assess-sperm-dna-fragmentation-dynamics-fine-tuning-mathematical-models
#16
Isabel Ortiz, Jesús Dorado, Jane Morrell, Jaime Gosálvez, Francisco Crespo, Juan M Jiménez, Manuel Hidalgo
BACKGROUND: Sperm DNA fragmentation (sDF) has been proved to be an important parameter in order to predict in vitro the potential fertility of a semen sample. Colloid centrifugation could be a suitable technique to select those donkey sperm more resistant to DNA fragmentation after thawing. Previous studies have shown that to elucidate the latent damage of the DNA molecule, sDF should be assessed dynamically, where the rate of fragmentation between treatments indicates how resistant the DNA is to iatrogenic damage...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285461/effects-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-on-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#17
Hai Shi, Rujian Lu, Shuo Wang, Honglin Chen, Fei Wang, Kun Liu
Acute lung injury (ALI) is one of the most important complications after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the complex pathophysiology remains to be resolved incomplete. SDF-1/CXCR4 chemokine axis can chemotactically accumulate inflammatory cell to local tissue and regulate the release of inflammatory factors, and SDF-1 has a strong chemotaxis effect on neutrophils with CXCR4. Since CPB animal model was difficult to establish, there was still no report about the effect of SDF-1/CXCR4 on neutrophil chemotaxis in ALI after CPB...
March 11, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284998/acute-mobilization-and-migration-of-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
#18
Tristan Maerz, Mackenzie Fleischer, Michael D Newton, Abigail Davidson, Meagan Salisbury, Perry Altman, Michael D Kurdziel, Kyle Anderson, Asheesh Bedi, Kevin C Baker
OBJECTIVE: Little is known regarding acute local and systemic processes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. No study has elucidated whether bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are mobilized into circulation and recruited to the injured joint. METHODS: In part one, Lewis rats were randomized to noninvasive ACL rupture (Rupture) or non-injured (Control) (n=6/group). After 72 hours, whole blood MSC concentration was assessed using flow cytometry...
March 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284103/a-vegf-delivery-system-targeting-mi-improves-angiogenesis-and-cardiac-function-based-on-the-tropism-of-mscs-and-layer-by-layer-self-assembly
#19
Ge Liu, Li Li, Da Huo, Yanzhao Li, Yangxiao Wu, Lingqing Zeng, Panke Cheng, Malcolm Xing, Wen Zeng, Chuhong Zhu
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a serious ischemic condition affecting many individuals around the world. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is considered a promising factor for enhancing cardiac function by promoting angiogenesis. However, the lack of a suitable method of VEGF delivery to the MI area is a serious challenge. In this study, we screened a suitable delivery carrier with favorable biocompatibility that targeted the MI area using the strategy of an inherent structure derived from the body and that was based on characteristics of the MI...
March 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283446/magnetic-cell-sorting-of-semen-containing-spermatozoa-with-high-dna-fragmentation-in-icsi-cycles-decreases-miscarriage-rate
#20
Pascual Sánchez-Martín, Mónica Dorado-Silva, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Mercedes González Martínez, Stephen D Johnston, Jaime Gosálvez
This retrospective cohort study investigated whether reproductive outcome could be improved in couples presenting with a high level of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) by treating the ejaculate with the magnetic cell sorting (MACS) sperm selection procedure in combination with prior density gradient centrifugation (DGC). Only men presenting with ≥30% sperm DNA in the ejaculate were included because these patients can be potentially treated with MACS to reduce the proportion of sperm presenting DNA damage. In total, 305 couples were included in this study, and from these, 216 women underwent autologous ICSI (AUTO-ICSI), whereas the remaining 89 participated in oocyte donor ICSI (DONOR-ICSI)...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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