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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538613/acute-retinal-damage-after-using-a-toxic-perfluoro-octane-for-vitreo-retinal-surgery
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J Carlos Pastor, Rosa M Coco, Ivan Fernandez-Bueno, Maria L Alonso-Alonso, Jesús Medina, Aurelio Sanz-Arranz, Fernando Rull, Manuel J Gayoso, Antonio Dueñas, Maria T Garcia-Gutierrez, Lucia Gonzalez-Buendia, Santiago Delgado-Tirado, Emilio Abecia, Miguel Ruiz-Miguel, Miguel A Serrano, Jose M Ruiz-Moreno, Girish K Srivastava
PURPOSE: To describe a series of retinal acute toxicity cases with severe visual loss after intraocular use of a toxic perfluoro-octane (PFO). The clinical presentation is described, and the likely causes are analyzed. New biological methods for testing safety of intraocular medical devices are proposed. METHODS: Information regarding a series of eyes suffering acute severe events after intraocular use of a toxic PFO was analyzed. Four types of spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and chromatography were used to identify the potential PFO contaminants...
June 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538104/wnt5a-regulates-the-expression-of-ror2-tyrosine-kinase-receptor-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Ghamartaj Hossein, Somayeh Arabzadeh, Zahra Salehi-Doulabi, Zeynab Dehghani-Ghobadi, Yasaman Heidarian, Maryam Talebi-Juybari
Wnt5A and Receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 (ROR2) proteins both regulate developmental processes, cell movement, and cell polarity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a possible regulatory role of Wnt5A on ROR2 expression in human ovarian cancer cell lines. Moreover, the expression of Wnt5A and ROR2 mRNA and protein levels were assessed in human epithelial serous ovarian cancer (HSOC) specimens. ROR2 was strongly decreased in cells treated with siRNA against Wnt5A compared to scramble-treated or lipofectamine-treated cells (P<0...
May 24, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535008/how-much-medium-do-you-use-for-cell-culture-medium-volume-influences-mineralization-and-osteoclastogenesis-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Yoshitaka Yoshimura, Takashi Kikuiri, Tomokazu Hasegawa, Mino Matsuno, Hajime Minamikawa, Yoshiaki Deyama, Kuniaki Suzuki
Bone is maintained by a balance between bone formation and resorption. This remodeling is controlled by a wide variety of systemic and local factors including hormones, cytokines and mechanical stresses. The present in vitro study examined the impact of medium volume, using 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 ml/well in a 24‑well plate, on the differentiation of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. There were no differences in the alkaline phosphatase activity of osteoblasts amongst the groups; however, the area of mineral deposition was decreased in a media volume‑dependent manner...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534676/applications-of-raman-spectroscopy-in-biopharmaceutical-manufacturing-a-short-review
#4
Kevin Buckley, Alan G Ryder
The production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is currently undergoing its biggest transformation in a century. The changes are based on the rapid and dramatic introduction of protein- and macromolecule-based drugs (collectively known as biopharmaceuticals) and can be traced back to the huge investment in biomedical science (in particular in genomics and proteomics) that has been ongoing since the 1970s. Biopharmaceuticals (or biologics) are manufactured using biological-expression systems (such as mammalian, bacterial, insect cells, etc...
June 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534588/development-of-nutraceutical-formulations-based-on-the-mycelium-of-pleurotus-ostreatus-and-agaricus-bisporus
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Rossana V C Cardoso, Ângela Fernandes, M Beatriz P P Oliveira, Ricardo C Calhelha, Lillian Barros, Anabela Martins, Isabel C F R Ferreira
The present work is aimed at developing nutraceutical formulations based on the mycelium of Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus ostreatus, highlighting the potential of in vitro culture as a tool to improve the production of bioactive compounds, namely phenolic acids and ergosterol. The mycelia of both species were cultured in different solid and liquid media in order to compare the growth rate and yielded biomass. Fruiting bodies, mycelia and culture media were compared regarding the antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory effects in RAW264...
May 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533107/ehs-matrix-incubated-in-media-containing-penicillin-retains-sufficient-concentrations-of-antibiotic-to-inhibit-growth-of-susceptible-microorganisms
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Mark P Murphy, Dagmara A Niedziela, Orla M Keane
In studying the interaction between bacteria and host cells in vitro, the latter are frequently cultured on commercially available biotic matrices such as Matrigel® or Geltrex®. To avoid contamination, host cells are commonly grown in the presence of antibiotics. However, we present here the finding that cell culture on such a matrix in the presence of antibiotics interferes with the outcome of subsequent infection experiments by virtue of diminished bacterial survival. By comparing outcomes for penicillin-susceptible and resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, we show that residual penicillin remains in the matrix despite the antibiotics' withdrawal from culture...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530157/muscle-secreted-factors-improve-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-healing-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis
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Corina Adriana Ghebes, Nathalie Groen, Yau Chuk Cheuk, Sai Chuen Fu, Hugo Fernandes, Daniel B Saris
One of the ligaments most often damaged during sports - the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) - has poor healing capacity. Upon damage, reconstructive surgery is performed to restore the mechanical stability of the knee and to reduce the inflammatory milieu otherwise present in the joint. A return to normal activities, however, takes between 9 and 12 months. Thus, strategies capable of improving ACL graft healing are needed. Embryonic development of tendon and ligament (T/L) is regulated by a crosstalk between different cell types...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527850/complement-activation-by-pulp-capping-materials-plays-a-significant-role-in-both-inflammatory-and-pulp-stem-cells-recruitment
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Thomas Giraud, Pierre Rufas, Fanny Chmilewsky, Charlotte Rombouts, Jacques Dejou, Charlotte Jeanneau, Imad About
INTRODUCTION: The role of complement, especially through the C5a fragment, is well-known for the initiation of inflammation. Its involvement in regeneration has been shown more recently by the recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells. C5a can be produced locally by the pulp fibroblasts in response to injury or infection. This work aims to investigate the effect of different pulp capping biomaterials on complement activation and its possible influence on inflammatory and pulp stem cell recruitment...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526497/mixed-species-biofilms-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-and-porphyromonas-levii-impair-the-oxidative-response-of-bovine-neutrophils-in-vitro
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Joey S Lockhart, Andre G Buret, Howard Ceri, Douglas G Storey, Stefanie J Anderson, Douglas W Morck
Biofilms composed of anaerobic bacteria can result in persistent infections and chronic inflammation. Host immune cells have difficulties clearing biofilm-related infections and this can result in tissue damage. Neutrophils are a vital component of the innate immune system and help clear biofilms. The comparative neutrophilic response to biofilms versus planktonic bacteria remains incompletely understood, particularly in the context of mixed infections. The objective of this study was to generate mixed species anaerobic bacterial biofilms composed of two opportunistic pathogens, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Porphyromonas levii, and evaluate neutrophil responses to extracellular fractions from both biofilms and planktonic cell co-cultures of the same bacteria...
May 16, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526407/sirtuin-inhibition-leads-to-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-porcine-preimplantation-blastocysts
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Min Gyeong Kim, Duk Hyoun Kim, Hye Ran Lee, Jun Sung Lee, Su Jin Jin, Hoon Taek Lee
Sirtuins are nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dependent class III histone deacetylase proteins that play a crucial role in several cellular processes, including DNA repair, apoptosis, and lifespan. Previous studies have shown that sirtuin inhibition leads to embryonic developmental arrest and oxidative stress in porcine and murine. However, sirtuin-mediated mechanisms have not been examined in porcine preimplantation blastocysts. We therefore investigated the relationship between sirtuins and autophagy. Embryos were cultured with 100 μM sirtinol (SIRT1/2 inhibitor) in NCSU-23 media after in vitro fertilization...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524241/fabrication-techniques-enabling-ultrathin-nanostructured-membranes-for-separations
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REVIEW
Marcela Mireles Ramirez, Thomas R Gaborski
The fabrication of nanostructured materials is an area of continuous improvement and innovative techniques that fulfill the demand of many fields of research and development. The continuously decreasing size of the smallest patternable feature has expanded the catalog of methods enabling the fabrication of nanostructured materials. Several of these nanofabrication techniques have sprouted from applications requiring nanoporous membranes such as molecular separations, cell culture, and plasmonics. This review summarizes methods that successfully produce through-pores in ultrathin films exhibiting an approximate pore size to thickness ratio of one, which has been shown to be beneficial due to high permeability and improved separation potential...
May 19, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522974/low-dose-paclitaxel-inhibits-tumor-cell-growth-by-regulating-glutaminolysis-in-colorectal-carcinoma-cells
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Chaoxiang Lv, Hao Qu, Wanyun Zhu, Kaixiang Xu, Anyong Xu, Baoyu Jia, Yubo Qing, Honghui Li, Hong-Jiang Wei, Hong-Ye Zhao
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a natural alkaloid isolated from the bark of a tree, Taxus brevifolia, and is currently used to treat a variety of tumors. Recently, it has been found that low-dose PTX is a promising treatment for some cancers, presenting few side effects. However, antitumor mechanisms of low-dose PTX (<1 nM) have rarely been illuminated. Here we report a new antitumor mechanism of low-dose PTX in colorectal carcinoma cells. We treated colorectal carcinoma HCT116 cells with PTX at 0.1 and 0.3 nM for 0, 1, 2, or 3 days, and found that low-dose PTX inhibits cell growth without altering cell morphology and cell cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521417/introduction-of-plasmids-into-gastric-cancer-cells-by-endoscopic-ultrasound
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Short hairpin RNA of frizzled-2 (shRNA-Fz2) suppresses the cell proliferation of gastric cancer cells. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered a suitable method for the introduction of therapeutic plasmids into cells, since the device enables the access and real-time monitoring of gastric cancer tissues. In the present study, plasmids were introduced into cells by sonoporation, as evidenced by the production of H2O2. The production of H2O2 was measured by absorbance of a potassium-starch solution irradiated with EUS...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514938/characterization-and-standardization-of-cultured-cardiac-fibroblasts-for-ex-vivo-models-of-heart-fibrosis-and-heart-ischemia
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Yue Zhou, Arthur Mark Richards, Peipei Wang
A full understanding of cardiac fibroblast (cFB) biology is essential to study the adverse cardiac remodeling and recovery of myocardium infarction. However, compared to cardiac myocytes, cFB are less well-characterized. Important questions including the variability introduced by cell age (neonatal vs. adult), culture conditions (passage, plate coating and culture medium), and responses to stimuli (e.g. hypoxia and drug treatments) have not been well addressed and standardization of techniques is lacking. This variability invites inconsistency and the confounding of study conclusions...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512490/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-of-a-new-nano-root-canal-sealer-on-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Maryam Javidi, Parisa Dastmalchi, Mina Zarei, Maryam Shayani Rad, Ahmad Ghorbani
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a new nano zinc-oxide eugenol (NZOE) sealer on human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) compared with Pulpdent (micro-sized ZOE sealer) and AH-26 (resin-based sealer). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The Pulpdent, AH-26, and NZOE sealers were prepared and exposed to cell culture media immediately after setting, and 24 h and one week after setting. Then, the primary cultured HGFs were incubated for 24 h with different dilutions (1:1 to 1:32) of each sealer extract...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512001/low-dose-inflammatory-potential-of-silica-particles-in-human-derived-thp-1-macrophage-cell-culture-studies-mechanism-and-effects-of-particle-size-and-iron
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Premshekharan Gayatri, Hongqiao Zhang, Kennedy Nguyen, Henry Jay Forman, Valerie Jean Leppert
Silica and iron are major constituents in ambient particulate matter, and iron is a common impurity in many engineered nanomaterials. The purpose of this work was to determine the pro-inflammatory and other biological effects and mechanism of particle size and iron presence under low dose, non-cytotoxic conditions that are likely to approximate actual exposure levels, in contrast with higher dose studies in which cytotoxicity occurs. Specifically, human-derived THP-1 macrophages were exposed to 1 μg/ml of pristine and iron-coated 50 nm and 2 μm engineered silica nanoparticles...
May 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511995/live-full-term-mouse-pups-from-oocytes-grown-and-matured-in-vitro-with-serum-substitutes
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Hideyuki H Motohashi, Ryoma Taniguchi, Junpei Sakamoto, Tadashi Sankai, Hidemi Kada
For in vitro growth and maturation of mouse oocytes (IVG-IVM), serum is added to media up to and including the stage of oocyte maturation; this subsequently supports oocytes through fertilization and early embryo development. However, problems may occur with sera, such as batch differences and issues of biosafety. The purpose of the present study was to determine the capacity for fertilization and pre- and post-implantation development of oocytes that underwent IVG-IVM with a serum substitute. Oocyte-granulosa cell complexes from preantral follicles were cultured in medium with either fetal bovine serum (FBS), Serum Substitute Supplement™ (SSS), or Knockout™ Serum Replacement (KSR) for 10days, and were then allowed to mature for 17 h...
May 13, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510781/5-azacytidine-mediated-reactivation-of-silenced-transgenes-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-at-the-whole-plant-level
#18
Dimitrij Tyč, Eva Nocarová, Lenka Sikorová, Lukáš Fischer
Transient 5-azacytidine treatment of leaf explants from potato plants with transcriptionally silenced transgenes allows de novo regeneration of plants with restored transgene expression at the whole plant level. Transgenes introduced into plant genomes frequently become silenced either at the transcriptional or the posttranscriptional level. Transcriptional silencing is usually associated with DNA methylation in the promoter region. Treatments with inhibitors of maintenance DNA methylation were previously shown to allow reactivation of transcriptionally silenced transgenes in single cells or tissues, but not at the whole plant level...
May 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509413/microcarriers-with-synthetic-hydrogel-surfaces-for-stem-cell-expansion
#19
Andrew D Dias, Jonathan M Elicson, William L Murphy
Microcarriers are scalable support surfaces for cell growth that enable high levels of expansion, and are particularly relevant for expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). The goal of this study is to develop a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based microcarrier coating for hMSC expansion. Commercially available microcarriers do not offer customizability of microcarrier surface properties, including elastic modulus and surface cell adhesion ligands. The lab has previously demonstrated that tuning these material properties on PEG-based hydrogels can modulate important cellular growth characteristics, such as cell attachment and expansion, which are important in microcarrier-based culture...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508369/spike-in-silac-approach-for-proteomic-analysis-of-ex-vivo-microglia
#20
Joao Paulo Costa Pinho, Harris Bell-Temin, Bin Liu, Stanley M Stevens
Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) is a versatile mass spectrometry-based proteomic approach that can achieve accurate relative protein quantitation on a global scale. In this approach, proteins are labeled while being synthesized by the cell due to the presence of certain amino acids exclusively as heavier mass analogs than their regular (light) counterparts. This differential labeling allows for the identification of heavy and light forms of each peptide corresponding to two or more different experimental groups upon mass spectrometric analysis, the intensities of which reflect their abundance in the sample analyzed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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