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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820426/burn-eschar-stimulates-fibroblast-and-adipose-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-proliferation-and-migration-but-inhibits-endothelial-cell-sprouting
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Hanneke N Monsuur, Lenie J van den Broek, Renushka L Jhingoerie, Adrianus F P M Vloemans, Susan Gibbs
The majority of full-thickness burn wounds heal with hypertrophic scar formation. Burn eschar most probably influences early burn wound healing, since granulation tissue only forms after escharotomy. In order to investigate the effect of burn eschar on delayed granulation tissue formation, burn wound extract (BWE) was isolated from the interface between non-viable eschar and viable tissue. The influence of BWE on the activity of endothelial cells derived from dermis and adipose tissue, dermal fibroblasts and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASC) was determined...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820343/population-structure-of-pseudocercospora-fijiensis-in-costa-rica-reveals-shared-haplotype-diversity-with-southeast-asian-populations
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Amanda Saville, Melodi Charles, Suchitra Chavan, Miguel Munoz, Luis Gomez-Alpizar, Jean B Ristaino
Pseudocercospora fijiensis Deighton is the causal pathogen of black Sigatoka, a devastating disease of banana that can cause 20-80% yield loss in the absence of fungicides in bananas. The genetic structure of populations of P. fijiensis in Costa Rica was examined and compared to Honduran and global populations to better understand migration patterns and inform management strategies. One hundred and eighteen isolates of P. fijiensis collected from Costa Rica and Honduras from 2010 to 2014 were analyzed using multilocus genotyping of six loci and compared to a previously published global dataset of populations of P...
August 18, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818228/phenotypic-and-functional-transformation-in-smooth-muscle-cells-derived-from-varicose-veins
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Yongbo Xu, Yuanyuan Bei, Yuan Li, Haibo Chu
OBJECTIVE: Varicose veins (VVs) are a common disorder of venous dilation and tortuosity, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. The functional integrity and phenotypic differences of VVs are also unclear. This study tested the hypothesis that phenotypic and functional differences exist between smooth muscle cells (SMCs) derived from VVs and normal veins. METHODS: SMCs were isolated from 28 samples of varicose great saphenous veins (VGSVs) and normal great saphenous (NGSVs) and cultured...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817816/exosomes-derived-from-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-tumor-growth-through-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
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Jin Qi, Yali Zhou, Zuoyi Jiao, Xu Wang, Yang Zhao, Yangbin Li, Huijuan Chen, Luxi Yang, Hongwen Zhu, Yumin Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are known to home to sites of tumor microenvironments where they participate in the formation of the tumor microenvironment and to interplay with tumor cells. However, the potential functional effects of MSCs on tumor cell growth are controversial. Here, we, from the view of bone marrow MSC-derived exosomes, study the molecular mechanism of MSCs on the growth of human osteosarcoma and human gastric cancer cells. METHODS: MSCs derived from human bone marrow (hBMSCs) were isolated and cultured in complete DMEM/F12 supplemented with 10% exosome-depleted fetal bovine serum and 1% penicillin-streptomycin, cell culture supernatants containing exosomes were harvested and exosome purification was performed by ultracentrifugation...
August 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817810/tgf-%C3%AE-1-is-involved-in-vitamin-d-induced-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-regulating-the-erk-jnk-pathway
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Xiaorui Jiang, Botao Huang, Huiying Yang, Guishi Li, Chunlei Zhang, Guangshi Yang, Feng Lin, Guodong Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by degradation of cartilage, sole cell type of which is chondrocytes. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) possess multipotency and can be directionally differentiated into chondrocytes under stimulation. This study was aimed to explore the possible roles of vitamin D and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in the chondrogenic differentiation of BMSCs. METHODS: BMSCs were isolated from femurs and tibias of rats and characterized by flow cytometry...
August 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817576/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-is-associated-with-increased-pro-migratory-activation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-and-reduced-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1
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Felipe Troncoso, Jesenia Acurio, Kurt Herlitz, Claudio Aguayo, Patricio Bertoglia, Enrique Guzman-Gutierrez, Marco Loyola, Marcelo Gonzalez, Meriem Rezgaoui, Gernot Desoye, Carlos Escudero
Placentas from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are often hypervascularized; however, participation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors in this placental adaptation is unclear. We aimed to test whether changes in phosphorylation of tyrosine 951 or tyrosine 1175 (pY951 or pY1175) of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (KDR) are associated with the proangiogenic state observed in placentas from GDM. We obtained placental samples from women with normal pregnancies (n = 24) or GDM (n = 18)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816367/the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antiangiogenic-effects-of-flavokawain-b
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Mariana C Rossette, Débora C Moraes, Erika K Sacramento, Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva, Juliana L Carvalho, Dawidson A Gomes, Hanna Caldas, Eitan Friedman, Luciana Bastos-Rodrigues, Luiz De Marco
Angiogenesis is implicated in the development of a variety of pathological processes, most commonly cancer. It is essential for tumor growth and metastasis, making it an important cancer therapeutic target. Naturally occurring substances have led to the discovery of anticancer agents. Flavokawain B (FKB), a chalcone isolated from the root extracts of kava-kava plant, inhibits proliferation and causes apoptosis in vitro and in vivo of various cancer cell lines. The antimetastatic potential of FKB has also been suggested...
August 17, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807010/angiogenic-potency-evaluation-of-cell-therapy-candidates-by-a-novel-application-of-the-in-vitro-aortic-ring-assay
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Farwah Iqbal, Peter Szaraz, Matthew Librach, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: Due to limitations of current angiogenesis assays, we aimed to develop a novel application of the rat aortic ring assay to assess the angiogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). First-trimester human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (FTM HUCPVCs) have multipotent characteristics and previously demonstrated angiogenic potential. We compared the effect of this young source of MSCs and adult bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) on ex vivo aortic endothelial network formation...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806923/historical-biogeography-and-ecological-niche-modelling-of-the-asimina-disepalum-clade-annonaceae-role-of-ecological-differentiation-in-neotropical-asian-disjunctions-and-diversification-in-asia
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Pui-Sze Li, Daniel C Thomas, Richard M K Saunders
BACKGROUND: The Asimina-Disepalum clade (Annonaceae subfam. Annonoideae tribe Annoneae) includes a major Neotropical-Asian biogeographical disjunction. We evaluate whether this disjunction can be explained by the Eocene boreotropics hypothesis, which relies on the existence of extensive boreotropical forests during the Late Palaeocene-Early Eocene thermal maximum (52-50 Ma), followed by disruption of boreotropical vegetation during post-Eocene cooling. Molecular dating using an uncorrelated relaxed molecular clock (UCLD) model with two fossil calibrations, ancestral range estimation, and ecological niche modelling across evolutionary time were performed...
August 14, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806736/unravelling-the-interplay-of-sphingolipids-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-the-human-corneal-stroma
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Sarah E Nicholas, Tyler G Rowsey, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: To delineate the role of Sphingolipids (SPLs) in the human cornea and their cross-talks with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in order to develop novel, non-invasive therapies. METHODS: Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) were harvested from healthy donors, stimulated with Vitamin C to promote extracellular matrix assembly, treated with exogenous sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) or sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2 (SPHK I2) and isolated after 4 weeks for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803035/bone-tunnel-change-develops-within-two-weeks-of-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft-a-comparison-of-different-postoperative-immobilization-periods-using-computed-tomography
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Ryo Shimizu, Nobuo Adachi, Minoru Ishifuro, Atsuo Nakamae, Masakazu Ishikawa, Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone tunnel changes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction during the early postoperative period using computed tomography (CT), and to understand the impact of postoperative immobilization on these changes. METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts were included. We subcategorized patients into two groups: patients who underwent isolated ACL reconstruction and had three days of knee immobilization (Group A, n=10); and patients with concomitant meniscus injuries who underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair simultaneously (Group B, n=10) had their knees immobilized for two weeks after surgery...
August 9, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802078/geographical-features-are-the-predominant-driver-of-molecular-diversification-in-widely-distributed-north-american-whipsnakes
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Kyle A O'Connell, Jeffrey W Streicher, Eric N Smith, Matthew K Fujita
Allopatric divergence following the formation of geographical features has been implicated as a major driver of evolutionary diversification. Widespread species complexes provide opportunities to examine allopatric divergence across varying degrees of isolation in both time and space. In North America, several geographical features may play such a role in diversification, including the Mississippi River, Pecos River, Rocky Mountains, Cochise Filter Barrier, Gulf of California, and Isthmus of Tehuantepec. We used thousands of nuclear single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and mitochondrial DNA from several species of whipsnakes (genera Masticophis and Coluber) distributed across North and Central America to investigate the role that these geographical features have played on lineage divergence...
August 12, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802071/microrna-137-and-195-inhibit-vasculogenesis-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Jun Huang, Jianping Song, Meijie Qu, Yang Wang, Qinzhu An, Yaying Song, Wei Yan, Bingshun Wang, Xiaojin Wang, Song Zhang, Xi Chen, Bing Zhao, Peixi Liu, Tongyi Xu, Zhijun Zhang, David A Greenberg, Yongting Wang, Pingjin Gao, Wei Zhu, Guo-Yuan Yang
OBJECTIVES: Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the most common cause of non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in young adults. The genesis of brain AVM remains enigmatic. We investigated microRNA (miRNA) expression and its contribution to the pathogenesis of brain AVMs. METHODS: We used a large-scale miRNA analysis on 16 samples including AVMs, hemangioblastoma, and controls to identify a distinct AVM miRNA signature. AVM smooth muscle cells (AVMSMCs) were isolated and identified by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry and candidate miRNAs were then tested in these cells...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802012/the-inhibitory-effect-of-5-7-dmf-on-pancreatic-sphere-forming-cell-function-mediated-by-foxm1-gene-expression
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Deyu Zeng, Jian Ma, Rongrong Li, Jianfeng Yang, Xianli Yin
Pancreatic cancer is one of the major human malignant tumors severely endangering human health and life with high mortality due to the concealment of early symptoms and lack of effective therapies during advanced stages. The identification of pancreatic cancer stem cell functions has been as important strategy for understanding of pancreatic cancer biology and novel drug and therapy development. In the present study, we successfully isolated the pancreatic sphere-forming cells from pancreatic cancer cell line PANC-1 by sphere-forming method and we found that the sphere-forming ability and the cell migration rate of pancreatic sphere-forming cells were significantly inhibited by 5,7-DMF treatment, which was supported by the corresponding changes of several EMT biomarkers after being treated with 5,7-DMF...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800764/lrp-a-global-regulator-regulates-the-virulence-of-vibrio-vulnificus
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Yu-Chi Ho, Feng-Ru Hung, Chao-Hui Weng, Wei-Ting Li, Tzu-Hung Chuang, Tsung-Lin Liu, Ching-Yuan Lin, Chien-Jung Lo, Chun-Liang Chen, Jen-Wei Chen, Masayuki Hashimoto, Lien-I Hor
BACKGROUND: An attenuated mutant (designated NY303) of Vibrio vulnificus, which causes serious wound infection and septicemia in humans, was isolated fortuitously from a clinical strain YJ016. This mutant was defective in cytotoxicity, migration on soft agar and virulence in the mouse. The purpose of this study was to map the mutation in this attenuated mutant and further explore how the gene thus identified is involved in virulence. METHODS: The whole genome sequence of mutant NY303 determined by next-generation sequencing was compared with that of strain YJ016 to map the mutations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798840/a-microfluidic-device-for-isolation-and-characterization-of-transendothelial-migrating-cancer-cells
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Xin Cui, Weijin Guo, Yubing Sun, Baoce Sun, Shuhuan Hu, Dong Sun, Raymond H W Lam
Transendothelial migration of cancer cells is a critical stage in cancer, including breast cancer, as the migrating cells are generally believed to be highly metastatic. However, it is still challenging for many existing platforms to achieve a fully covering endothelium and to ensure transendothelial migration capability of the extracted cancer cells for analyses with high specificity. Here, we report a microfluidic device containing multiple independent cell collection microchambers underneath an embedded endothelium such that the transendothelial-migrated cells can be selectively collected from only the microchambers with full coverage of an endothelial layer...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790198/neutrophil-activation-of-endothelial-cell-expressed-trpm2-mediates-transendothelial-neutrophil-migration-and-vascular-injury
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Manish Mittal, Saroj Nepal, Yoshikazu Tsukasaki, Claudie M Hecquet, Dheeraj Soni, Jalees Rehman, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Asrar B Malik
Rationale: TRPM2 (Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-2) expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) is a cation channel mediating Ca(2+) entry in response to intracellular generation of adenosine diphosphoribose (ADPR), the TRPM2 ligand. Objective: Because polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) interaction with endothelial cells (ECs) generates ROS, we addressed the possible role of TRPM2 expressed in ECs in the mechanism of transendothelial migration of PMNs. Methods and Results: We observed defective PMN transmigration in response to LPS challenge in adult mice in which the EC expressed TRPM2 is conditionally deleted (Trpm2(iΔEC) )...
August 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782803/genomic-analyses-suggest-parallel-ecological-divergence-in-heliosperma-pusillum-caryophyllaceae
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Emiliano Trucchi, Božo Frajman, Thomas H A Haverkamp, Peter Schönswetter, Ovidiu Paun
The mosaic distribution of interbreeding taxa with contrasting ecology and morphology offers an opportunity to study microevolutionary dynamics during ecological divergence. We investigate here the evolutionary history of an alpine and a montane ecotype of Heliosperma pusillum (Caryophyllaceae) in the south-eastern Alps. From six pairs of geographically close populations of the two ecotypes (120 individuals) we obtained a high-coverage restriction site associated DNA sequencing (RADseq) dataset that was used for demographic inference to test the hypothesis of parallel evolution of the two ecotypes...
August 7, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782579/safety-of-carotid-artery-stent-in-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-the-histopathological-proof-from-swine-carotid-artery
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Po-Yu Fong, Wen-Yu Chuang, Ying-Zu Huang, Chien-Hung Chang
INTRODUCTION: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), including theta burst stimulation (TBS), is considered helpful for functional recovery in post-stroke patients. However, the safety is a common concern forusingrTMS for neuro-rehabilitation and research in patients with stents. METHOD: Prolonged continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) with 1200 pulses at 50% of maximum output of Magstim Super Rapid2 was delivered in three different angles to a carotid stent placed in an isolated fresh swine carotid artery or on a table at a distance of 5cm...
August 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782224/prokineticin-1-is-up-regulated-by-insulin-in-decidualizing-human-endometrial-stromal-cells
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Dorina Ujvari, Ivika Jakson, Cecilia Oldmark, Sanaz Attarha, Twana Alkasalias, Daniel Salamon, Sebastian Gidlöf, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
Prokineticin 1 (PROK1), a hypoxia-regulated angiogenic factor, has emerged as a crucial regulator of embryo implantation and placentation. Dysregulation of PROK1 has been linked to recurrent pregnancy loss, pre-eclampsia, foetal growth restriction and preterm birth. These pregnancy complications are common in women with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome, i.e. conditions associated with insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinaemia. We investigated the effect of insulin on PROK1 expression during in vitro decidualization...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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