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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556415/the-effect-of-serum-types-on-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Hyeran Cho, Aeri Lee, Kyobum Kim
Background: Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most essential supplement in culture media for cellular proliferation, metabolism, and differentiation. However, due to a limited supply and subsequently rising prices, a series of studies have investigated a biological feasibility of replaceable serums to substitute FBS. Along with the increasing interests to manufacture stem cell-based cellular products, optimizing the composition of culture media including serums and exogenous growth factors (GFs) is of importance...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532868/secretome-analysis-of-rat-osteoblasts-during-icariin-treatment-induced-osteogenesis
#2
Weiqing Qian, Yan Su, Yajie Zhang, Nianwei Yao, Nin Gu, Xu Zhang, Hong Yin
Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem and icariin (ICA) is the active component of the Epimedium sagittatum, a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. The present study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of ICA as a potential therapy for osteoporosis. Calvaria osteoblasts were isolated from newborn rats and treated with ICA. Cell viability, apoptosis, alkaline phosphatase activity and calcium deposition were analyzed. Bioinformatics analyses were performed to identify differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in response to ICA treatment...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510380/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-hypothermia-on-bilirubin-induced-neurotoxicity-in-vitro
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Nazli Kuter, Nese Aysit-Altuncu, Gurkan Ozturk, Eren Ozek
BACKGROUND: In high-risk newborns indirect hyperbilirubinemia can lead to acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus. Despite the current therapeutic modalities, preventing or reversing the neurotoxicity cannot be achieved in all infants. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia on bilirubin-induced toxicity in primary mouse neuronal cell cultures. METHODS: Hippocampal cell cultures, isolated from newborn mouse brains, were incubated with unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) at 3 days in vitro (DIV) and immediately exposed to varying degrees of hypothermia...
March 6, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496343/semen-evaluation-and-in-vivo-fertility-in-a-northern-italian-pig-farm-can-advanced-statistical-approaches-compensate-for-low-sample-size-an-observational-study
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Alberto Elmi, Federico Banchelli, Francesca Barone, Paolo Fantinati, Domenico Ventrella, Monica Forni, Maria Laura Bacci
The evaluation of sperm functionality and morphology allows discerning between high and low quality ejaculates, but does not give detailed predictive information regarding in vivo fertility. The current developments in statistical modeling have helped in carrying out reproductive studies, but their biggest limitation is in the size of the dataset to be used. The aim of the present observational study was to evaluate whether advanced statistical approaches, such as mixed effects regression models and bootstrap resampling, can help in assessing the predictive ability of semen parameters in terms of in vivo fertility (farrowing rate and litter size), on a small/medium farm with a limited number of animals...
February 23, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481823/targeted-suicide-gene-transfections-reveal-promising-results-in-nu-nu-mice-with-aggressive-neuroblastoma
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Simko Sama, Eric Woith, Wolfgang Walther, Gerold Jerz, Wei Chen, Stephen Hart, Matthias F Melzig, Alexander Weng
Neuroblastoma represents the third most common malign neoplasm occurring in children and the most common in newborn. Although mortality in childhood cancer declined in the last decade, high-risk patients have poor prospects, due to the aggressiveness of the cancer. In the recent past, we underlined the potential of sapofectosid as novel and efficient transfection enhancer, demonstrating non-toxic gene delivery, but its value in tumor therapies has yet to be elucidated. A suicide gene, coding for saporin, a ribosome-inactivating protein type I, was incorporated into targeted, peptide-based nanoplexes...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395686/comparison-of-3-anesthetic-protocols-for-the-elective-cesarean-section-in-the-dog-effects-on-the-bitch-and-the-newborn-puppies
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José M Vilar, M Batista, R Pérez, A Zagorskaia, E Jouanisson, L Díaz-Bertrana, S Rosales
This study assessed the influence of 3 different anesthetic protocols based on the quality of anesthesia induction and maintenance in four dog breeds (French Bulldog, n = 13; Yorkshire terrier, n = 12; Chihuahua, n = 10; Bull Terrier, n = 10) subjected to cesarean section. Neonatal mortality, birth defects and newborn viability were assessed. All females were pre-medicated with morphine (IM), and then were assigned to three different anesthetic protocols: group P (n = 17), anesthesia was induced with propofol (IV) and then also maintained with propofol until the complete delivery of puppies and then anesthesia was maintained afterwards with sevoflurane; group PS (n = 14), anesthesia was induced with IV propofol, and maintenance of the anesthesic plan was performed with sevoflurane; group PES (n = 14) the females were induced by propofol and an epidural anesthesia was then performed, anesthesia was then maintained with propofol until the complete extraction of all puppies and then anesthesia was maintained afterwards with sevoflurane...
March 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327490/fetal-subcutaneous-cells-have-potential-for-autologous-tissue-engineering
#7
Åsa Ekblad, Magnus Westgren, Magdalena Fossum, Cecilia Götherström
Major congenital malformations affect up to 3% of newborns. Infants with prenatally diagnosed soft tissue defects should benefit from having autologous tissue readily available for surgical implantation in the perinatal period. In this study, we investigate fetal subcutaneous cells as cellular source for tissue engineering. Fetal subcutaneous biopsies were collected from elective terminations at gestational Week 20-21. Cells were isolated, expanded, and characterized in vitro. To determine cell coverage, localization, viability, and proliferation in different constructs, the cells were seeded onto a matrix (small intestine submucosa) or in collagen gel with or without poly(ε-caprolactone) mesh and were kept in culture for up to 8 weeks before analysis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299743/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-protects-astrocytes-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-the-caveolin-1-vegf-signaling-pathway
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Meixia Liu, Yudan Wu, Yidian Liu, Zhenzhen Chen, Shujuan He, Huimei Zhang, Liang Wu, Fengxia Tu, Yun Zhao, Chan Liu, Xiang Chen
A previous in vivo study demonstrated that intracerebroventricular injection of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in middle cerebral artery occlusion rats increased the expression of caveolin-1 (cav-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in cerebral ischemia penumbra. Because astrocytes are the largest population in the brain, the aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the influence of bFGF on cav-1 and VEGF expression in rat astrocytes following oxygen glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R)...
February 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295636/caffeine-prevents-bilirubin-induced-cytotoxicity-in-cultured-newborn-rat-astrocytes
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Mehmet Deliktaş, Hacer Ergin, Aydın Demiray, Hakan Akça, Özmert M A Özdemir, Mehmet Bülent Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may cause neurotoxicity in preterm neonates due to immaturity of UGT1A1 leading to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Caffeine used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity was reported to decrease mechanical ventilation requirement, the frequencies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus, cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of caffeine on hyperbilirubinemia was not yet clarified...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278964/mild-hypothermia-protects-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-via-poly-adp-ribose-signaling
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Yubo Gao, Zhihua Wang, Weikun He, Wenjing Ma, Xinli Ni
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia is a neuroprotective mechanism that has been validated for use in alleviating neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether poly (ADP-ribose) (PAR) signaling is involved in hypothermia-induced neuroprotection. In this study, we investigated whether mild hypothermia rescues oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced cell death by modifying PAR-relative protein expression, such as AIF, PARP-1, and PAR polymer, in primary-cultured hippocampal neurons...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228121/low-dose-bisphenol-a-activates-the-erk-signaling-pathway-and-attenuates-steroidogenic-gene-expression-in-human-placental-cells
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Po-Wei Chu, Zhi-Jie Yang, Hui-Hsin Huang, Ai-An Chang, Yu-Chen Cheng, Gwo-Jang Wu, Hsin-Chieh Lan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial material used for many plastic products and is considered an endocrine disruptor. BPA can be released into the environment and can spread through the food chain. It is well known that BPA exposure leads to lesions, especially in the reproductive system. According to previous studies, BPA reduces newborn numbers in pregnant mice and affects placentation. The placenta is a special endocrine organ during pregnancy. It secretes important hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, to maintain gestation...
February 1, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097635/the-impact-of-zika-virus-infection-on-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cell-line
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Natthanej Luplertlop, San Suwanmanee, Watcharamat Muangkaew, Sumate Ampawong, Thitinan Kitisin, Yong Poovorawan
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: An increase in Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic during the last decade has become a major global concern as the virus affects both newborns and adult humans. Earlier studies have shown the impact of ZIKV infection in developing human foetus. However, effective in vitro model of target cells for studying the ZIKV infection in adult human neurons is not available. This study aimed to establish the use of human neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y) for studying an infection of ZIKV in vitro...
July 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073813/silencing-thioredoxin1-exacerbates-damage-of-astrocytes-exposed-to-ogd-r-by-aggravating-apoptosis-through-the-actin-ras2-camp-pka-pathway
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Kunting Zhu, Qi He, Lingyu Li, Yong Zhao, Jing Zhao
Induction of endogenous antioxidants is one of the key molecular mechanisms of cell resistance to hypoxia/ischemia. Thioredoxin1 (Trx1) is a small multifunctional ubiquitous antioxidant with redox-active dithiol and plays an important role in cell apoptosis through mitochondrial apoptosis pathways. The specific role of Trx1 in ischemia-reperfusion induced astrocyte apoptosis, however, remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of Trx1 on apoptosis of astrocyte using an in vitro oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) model which mimics ischemic/reperfusion conditions in vivo...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073777/neuroprotective-effects-of-orientin-on-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reperfusion-induced-cell-injury-in-primary-culture-of-rat-cortical-neurons
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Tian Tian, Junan Zeng, Guangyu Zhao, Wenjing Zhao, Songyi Gao, Li Liu
Orientin (luteolin-8-C-glucoside) is a phenolic compound found abundantly in millet, juice, and peel of passion fruit and has been shown to have antioxidant properties. In the present study, we explored the effects of orientin on oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/RP)-induced cell injury in primary culture of rat cortical neurons using an in vitro model of neonatal ischemic brain injury. The reduced cell viability and elevated lactate dehydrogenase leakage were observed after OGD/RP exposure, which were then reversed by orientin (10, 20, and 30 µM) pretreatment in a dose-dependent manner...
January 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058455/newborn-neurons-are-damaged-in-vitro-by-a-low-concentration-of-silver-nanoparticles-through-the-inflammatory-oxidative-stress-pathway
#15
Xiaoyuan Guo, Guilong Zhang, Lukui Chen, Ahsan Ali Khan, Bin Gu, Bingqian Li
With increasing applications of nanomaterials, including silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), unknown potential risks are present against humans and the environment, especially to the fetus and neonates, which are more sensitive to the cytotoxicity of such agents. This study focused on the effects of AgNP exposure on newborn neurons differentiated from neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. We isolated NSCs from fetal rat hippocampus and incubated them in neural differentiation medium for 3-7 days to form newborn neurons and networks...
December 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053705/vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-pregnant-rats-and-effects-on-inflammatory-markers-in-the-brainstem-of-neonates
#16
Allison Judkins, Rhaya L Johnson, Samuel T Murray, Steven M Yellon, Christopher G Wilson
BackgroundVagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an Food and Drug Administration-approved method delivering electrical impulses for treatment of depression and epilepsy in adults. The vagus nerve innervates the majority of visceral organs and cervix, but potential impacts of VNS on the progress of pregnancy and the fetus are not well studied.MethodsWe tested the hypothesis that VNS in pregnant dams does not induce inflammatory changes in the cardio-respiratory control regions of the pups' brainstem, potentially impacting the morbidity and mortality of offspring...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044351/surgical-management-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-an-incredibly-low-birth-weight-infant-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Zangari, C Noviello, S Nobile, G Cobellis, C Gulia, R Piergentili, S Gigli, V Carnielli
Survival of preterm infants have dramatically improved over the last decades. Nonetheless, infants born preterm remain vulnerable to many complications, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The severity of the disease and the mortality rate are directly correlated with decreasing gestational age and birth weight. Despite surgical treatment mortality rate remains very high in extremely premature infants, especially in newborns at the lowest limit of viability. Survival of infants of birth weight (BW) below 750 g has been increasingly reported in recent years, however the overall mortality in extremely low "BW" infants (ELBW) requiring surgery for NEC has not decreased over the past years...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027248/ursodeoxycholic-acid-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-cobalt-chloride-induced-hypoxia-by-regulating-transcriptional-mediator-of-cells-stress-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-p53-protein
#18
Anis Syamimi Mohamed, Noorul Izzati Hanafi, Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Julina Md Noor, Narimah Abdul Hamid Hasani, Sharaniza Ab Rahim, Rosfaiizah Siran
In hepatocytes, ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) activates cell signalling pathways such as p53, intracellular calcium ([Ca2+ ]i ), and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-receptor via Gαi -coupled-receptor. Recently, UDCA has been shown to protect the heart against hypoxia-reoxygenation injury. However, it is not clear whether UDCA cardioprotection against hypoxia acts through a transcriptional mediator of cells stress, HIF-1α and p53. Therefore, in here, we aimed to investigate whether UDCA could protect cardiomyocytes (CMs) against hypoxia by regulating expression of HIF-1α, p53, [Ca2+ ]i , and S1P-Gαi -coupled-receptor...
October 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022648/probiotics-for-experimental-obesity-prevention-focus-on-strain-dependence-and-viability-of-composition
#19
Nazarii Kobyliak, Tetyana Falalyeyeva, Tetyana Beregova, Mykola Spivak
INTRODUCTION: a comparative animal study of the efficacy of intermittent short-course administration of lyophilised single-, three-, and live multistrain probiotic on obesity. METHODS: We included 70 rats divided into seven groups (n = 10 in each). Rats of group I were intact. Newborn rats of groups II-VII were injected with monosodium glutamate (MSG) (4 mg/g). Rats of group II (MSG-obesity group) were untreated. The group III-V received lyophilised monoprobiotics B...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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