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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026645/synthesis-and-characterization-of-collagen-plga-biodegradable-skin-scaffold-fibers
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Alireza Sadeghi-Avalshahr, Samira Nokhasteh, Amir Mahdi Molavi, Mohammad Khorsand-Ghayeni, Meysam Mahdavi-Shahri
The aim of this study is to investigate the applicability of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)/collagen composite scaffold for skin tissue engineering. PLGA and collagen were dissolved in HFIP as a common solvent and fibrous scaffolds were prepared by electrospinning method. The scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, mercury porosimetry, tensile strength, biocompatibility assays and Biodegradation. Cytotoxicity and cell adhesion were tested for two cell line groups, human dermal fibroblast (HDF) and human keratinocyte (HaCat)...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983270/intranasal-oxytocin-treatment-increases-eye-gaze-behavior-toward-the-owner-in-ancient-japanese-dog-breeds
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Miho Nagasawa, Misato Ogawa, Kazutaka Mogi, Takefumi Kikusui
Dogs acquired unique cognitive abilities during domestication, which is thought to have contributed to the formation of the human-dog bond. In European breeds, but not in wolves, a dog's gazing behavior plays an important role in affiliative interactions with humans and stimulates oxytocin secretion in both humans and dogs, which suggests that this interspecies oxytocin and gaze-mediated bonding was also acquired during domestication. In this study, we investigated whether Japanese breeds, which are classified as ancient breeds and are relatively close to wolves genetically, establish a bond with their owners through gazing behavior...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958837/investigation-of-dermal-toxicity-of-ionic-liquids-in-monolayer-cultured-skin-cells-and-3d-reconstructed-human-skin-models
#3
Jee-Hyun Hwang, Hyeonji Park, Dal Woong Choi, Ki Taek Nam, Kyung-Min Lim
Ionic liquids have gained increasing attention in the chemical industry as potential green substitutes for traditional solvents. However, little is known about toxicity of ionic liquids on the skin, a major exposure portal to toxic substances. Here, we evaluated dermal toxicity of ionic liquids using human keratinocyte and fibroblast cell line, 3D reconstructed human epidermis, and full-thickness model to investigate underlying mechanisms. Cytotoxicity of ionic liquids was evaluated for representative anions, [TFSI], [PF6], [BF4], and [DCA], as well as for cations, [EMIM], [BMPY], [TBA] and [Zn], in human keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT, and human dermal fibroblasts...
September 25, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955966/a-3d-psoriatic-skin-model-for-dermatological-testing-the-impact-of-culture-conditions
#4
Alexandra Duque-Fernandez, Lydia Gauthier, Mélissa Simard, Jessica Jean, Isabelle Gendreau, Alexandre Morin, Jacques Soucy, Michèle Auger, Roxane Pouliot
BACKGROUND: Inadequate representation of the human tissue environment during a preclinical screen can result in inaccurate predictions of compound effects. Consequently, pharmaceutical investigators are searching for preclinical models that closely resemble original tissue for predicting clinical outcomes. METHODS: The current research aims to compare the impact of using serum-free medium instead of complete culture medium during the last step of psoriatic skin substitute reconstruction...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953906/analysis-of-chromatin-accessibility-in-human-epidermis-identifies-putative-barrier-dysfunction-sensing-enhancers
#5
Julie M Lander, Dorothy M Supp, Hua He, Lisa J Martin, Xiaoting Chen, Matthew T Weirauch, Steven T Boyce, Raphael Kopan
To identify putative gene regulatory regions that respond to epidermal injury, we mapped chromatin dynamics in a stratified human epidermis during barrier maturation and disruption. Engineered skin substitutes (ESS) cultured at the air-liquid interface were used as a model of developing human epidermis with incomplete barrier formation. The epidermal barrier stabilized following engraftment onto immunocompromised mice, and was compromised again upon injury. Modified formaldehyde-assisted isolation of regulatory elements (FAIRE) was used to identify accessible genomic regions characteristic of monolayer keratinocytes, ESS in vitro, grafted ESS, and tape-stripped ESS graft...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928444/immortalized-n-tert-keratinocytes-as-an-alternative-cell-source-in-3d-human-epidermal-models
#6
Jos P H Smits, Hanna Niehues, Gijs Rikken, Ivonne M J J van Vlijmen-Willems, Guillaume W H J F van de Zande, Patrick L J M Zeeuwen, Joost Schalkwijk, Ellen H van den Bogaard
The strong societal urge to reduce the use of experimental animals, and the biological differences between rodent and human skin, have led to the development of alternative models for healthy and diseased human skin. However, the limited availability of primary keratinocytes to generate such models hampers large-scale implementation of skin models in biomedical, toxicological, and pharmaceutical research. Immortalized cell lines may overcome these issues, however, few immortalized human keratinocyte cell lines are available and most do not form a fully stratified epithelium...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904125/enhancing-vaccine-efficacy-by-engineering-a-complex-synthetic-peptide-to-become-a-super-immunogen
#7
Therése Nordström, Manisha Pandey, Ainslie Calcutt, Jessica Powell, Zachary N Phillips, Grace Yeung, Ashwini K Giddam, Yun Shi, Thomas Haselhorst, Mark von Itzstein, Michael R Batzloff, Michael F Good
Peptides offer enormous promise as vaccines to prevent and protect against many infectious and noninfectious diseases. However, to date, limited vaccine efficacy has been reported and none have been licensed for human use. Innovative ways to enhance their immunogenicity are being tested, but rational sequence modification as a means to improve immune responsiveness has been neglected. Our objective was to establish a two-step generic protocol to modify defined amino acids of a helical peptide epitope to create a superior immunogen...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851645/superabsorbent-crosslinked-carboxymethyl-cellulose-peg-hydrogels-for-potential-wound-dressing-applications
#8
Nádia S V Capanema, Alexandra A P Mansur, Anderson C de Jesus, Sandhra M Carvalho, Luiz C de Oliveira, Herman S Mansur
This study focused on the synthesis and comprehensive characterization of environmentally friendly hydrogel membranes based on carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) for wound dressing and skin repair substitutes. These new CMC hydrogels were prepared with two degrees of functionalization (DS=0.77 and 1.22) and chemically crosslinked with citric acid (CA) for tuning their properties. Additionally, CMC-based hybrids were prepared by blending with polyethylene glycol (PEG, 10wt.%). The results demonstrated that superabsorbent hydrogels (SAP) were produced with swelling degree typically ranging from 100% to 5000%, which was significantly dependent on the concentration of CA crosslinker and the addition of PEG as network modifier...
August 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792664/collagen-coated-nano-electrospun-pcl-seeded-with-human-endometrial-stem-cells-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
#9
Shiva Sharif, Jafar Ai, Mahmoud Azami, Javad Verdi, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Sadegh Shirian, Ali Samadikuchaksaraei
Human endometrial stem cells (hEnSCs) are known as an attractive source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. hEnSCs are easily isolated and are capable of repairing uterine through their strong ability of creating new capillaries. In this study, a three-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous polycaprolactone (PCL)/collagen scaffold was fabricated and characterized in order to be applied as a new approach for skin reconstruction. Furthermore, the behavior of hEnSCs on this scaffold was investigated. First, a PCL 3D scaffold was constructed using electrospinning technique...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774630/the-chlorination-transformation-characteristics-of-benzophenone-4-in-the-presence-of-iodide-ions
#10
Fan Yang, Dongbin Wei, Ming Xiao, Xuefeng Sun, Qiaorong Guo, Yi Liu, Yuguo Du
Benzophenone-type UV filters are a group of compounds widely used to protect human skin from damage of UV irradiation. Benzophenone-4 (BP-4) was targeted to explore its transformation behaviors during chlorination disinfection treatment in the presence of iodide ions. With the help of ultra performance liquid phase chromatograph and high-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer, totally fifteen halogenated products were identified, and five out of them were iodinated products. The transformation mechanisms of BP-4 involved electrophilic substitution generating mono- or di-halogenated products, which would be oxidized into esters and further hydrolyzed into phenolic derivatives...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774590/human-adipose-mesenchymal-cells-inhibit-melanocyte-differentiation-and-the-pigmentation-of-human-skin-via-increased-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Agnes S Klar, Thomas Biedermann, Katarzyna Michalak, Teresa Michalczyk, Claudia Meuli-Simmen, Arnaud Scherberich, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
There is accumulating evidence that interactions between epidermal melanocytes and stromal cells play an important role in the regulation of skin pigmentation. In this study we established a pigmented dermo-epidermal skin model (melDESS) of human origin to investigate the effects of distinct stromal cells on melanogenesis. melDESS is a complex, clinically relevant skin equivalent composed of an epidermis containing both melanocytes and keratinocytes. Its dermal compartment consisted either of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASC), dermal fibroblasts, or a mixture of both cell types...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736162/-skin-engineering-for-severe-burns
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J-J Lataillade, B Magne, E Bey, T Leclerc, M Trouillas
Severe burned patients need definitive and efficient wound coverage. Outcome of massive burns has been improved by using cultured epithelial autografts (CEA). Despite fragility, percentages of success take, cost of treatment and long-term tendency to contracture, this surgical technique has been developed in few burn centres. First improvements were to combine CEA and dermis-like substitute. Cultured skin substitutes provide earlier skin closure and satisfying functional result. These methods have been used successfully in massive burns...
July 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715139/uvb-exposure-of-a-humanized-skin-model-reveals-unexpected-dynamic-of-keratinocyte-proliferation-and-wnt-inhibitor-balancing
#13
Teresa Michalczyk, Thomas Biedermann, Sophie Böttcher-Haberzeth, Agnes S Klar, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
We developed human dermo-epidermal skin substitutes which are presently applied in phase I and II clinical trials. Here we used these very same skin equivalents containing melanocytes, named MelSkin, as an experimental skin model. We investigated the effects of UVB irradiation on the skin grafts transplanted on immune-compromised rats. The irradiation induces a strong wound healing response going along with massive proliferation of basal keratinocytes, basically quiescent under non-irradiated, homeostatic conditions...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711498/promotion-of-hair-growth-by-newly-synthesized-ceramide-mimetic-compound
#14
Bu-Mahn Park, Soon-Sun Bak, Kyung-Oh Shin, Minhee Kim, Daehwan Kim, Sang-Hun Jung, Sekyoo Jeong, Young Kwan Sung, Hyun Jung Kim
Based on the crucial roles of ceramides in skin barrier function, use of ceramides or their structural mimetic compounds, pseudoceramides, as cosmetic ingredients are getting more popular. While currently used pseudoceramides are intended to substitute the structural roles of ceramides in stratum corneum, development of bioactive pseudoceramides has been repeatedly reported. In this study, based on the potential involvement of sphingolipids in hair cycle regulation, we investigated the effects of newly synthesized pseudoceramide, bis-oleamido isopropyl alcohol (BOI), on hair growth using cultured human hair follicles and animal models...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702969/bi-layered-collagen-nano-structured-membrane-prototype-collagen-matrix-10826%C3%A2-for-soft-tissue-regeneration-in-rabbits-an-in-vivo-ultra-structural-study-of-the-early-healing-phase
#15
D De Santis, G B Menchini Fabris, J Lotti, C Palumbo, M Ferretti, R Castellani, T Lotti, G Zanotti, F Gelpi, C Covani, P F Nocini
Collagen Matrix (CM) 10826 is a nanostructured bi-layered collagen membrane obtained from type I and III porcine collagen, which in vitro has shown to have the potential to be a substitute and/or stimulant for soft oral tissue regeneration. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vivo potential and safety of this membrane for soft tissue regeneration in the early stage of wound healing. Two soft tissue wounds (test and control) were created on the back skin of 5 rabbits (female New Zealand White Rabbits specific pathogen free)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684336/coculture-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-endothelial-cells-enhances-host-tissue-integration-and-epidermis-maturation-through-akt-activation-in-gelatin-methacryloyl-hydrogel-based-skin-model
#16
Xiaofei Zhang, Jun Li, Pengxiang Ye, Guifang Gao, Karen Hubbell, Xiaofeng Cui
A major challenge for clinical use of skin substitutes is insufficient host tissue integration leading to loosening and partial necrosis of the implant. In this present study, a three-dimensional (3D) coculture system constructed using human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (uc-MSCs) and umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) encapsulated in gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) hydrogels was evaluated to determine the outcomes of cell-cell interactions in vitro and in vivo. The results revealed that GelMA hydrogels displayed minor cytotoxicity on both cell types...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657190/repeated-subcutaneous-administrations-of-krokodil-causes-skin-necrosis-and-internal-organs-toxicity-in-wistar-rats-putative-human-implications
#17
Emanuele Amorim Alves, Pedro Brandão, João Filipe Neves, Sara Manuela Cravo, José Xavier Soares, Jean-Paul C Grund, José Alberto Duarte, Carlos M M Afonso, Annibal Duarte Pereira Netto, Félix Carvalho, Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: "Krokodil" is the street name for an impure homemade drug mixture used as a cheap substitute for heroin, containing desomorphine as the main opioid. Abscesses, gangrene, thrombophlebitis, limb ulceration and amputations, jaw osteonecrosis, skin discoloration, ulcers, skin infections, and bleeding are some of the typical reported signs in humans. This study aimed to understand the toxicity of krokodil using Wistar male rats as experimental model. METHODS: Animals were divided into seven groups and exposed subcutaneously to NaCl 0...
May 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640957/restoration-of-cutaneous-pigmentation-by-transplantation-to-mice-of-isogeneic-human-melanocytes-in-dermal-epidermal-engineered-skin-substitutes
#18
Steven T Boyce, Christopher M Lloyd, Mark C Kleiner, Viki B Swope, Zalfa Abdel-Malek, Dorothy M Supp
Autologous engineered skin substitutes (ESS) containing melanocytes (hM) may restore pigmentation, and photoprotection after grafting to full-thickness skin wounds. In the current study, normal hM were isolated from discard skin, propagated with or without tyrosinase inhibitors, cryopreserved, recovered into culture, and added to ESS (ESS-P) before transplantation. ESS-P were incubated in either UCMC160/161 or UCDM1 medium, scored for hM densities, and grafted to mice. The results showed that: sufficient hM can be propagated to expand donor tissue by 100-fold; incubation of hM in tyrosinase inhibitors reduced pigment levels but did not change hM recovery after cryopreservation; hM densities in ESS-P were greater after incubation in UCDM1 than UCMC160 medium; hM were localized to the dermal-epidermal junction of ESS-P; and UCDM1 medium promoted earlier pigment distribution and density...
June 22, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615133/platelet-rich-plasma-with-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-enhance-healing-of-full-thickness-wounds
#19
Jia Xian Law, Shiplu Roy Chowdhury, Aminuddin Bin Saim, Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus
Advances in tissue engineering led to the development of various tissue-engineered skin substitutes (TESS) for the treatment of skin injuries. The majority of the autologous TESS required lengthy and costly cell expansion process to fabricate. In this study, we determine the possibility of using a low density of human skin cells suspended in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-enriched medium to promote the healing of full-thickness skin wounds. To achieve this, full-thickness wounds of size 1.767 cm(2) were created at the dorsum part of nude mice and treated with keratinocytes (2 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) and fibroblasts (3 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) suspended in 10% PRP-enriched medium...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613256/strawberry-based-cosmetic-formulations-protect-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-uva-induced-damage
#20
Massimiliano Gasparrini, Tamara Y Forbes-Hernandez, Sadia Afrin, Patricia Reboredo-Rodriguez, Danila Cianciosi, Bruno Mezzetti, Josè L Quiles, Stefano Bompadre, Maurizio Battino, Francesca Giampieri
Extreme exposure of skin to Ultraviolet A (UVA)-radiation may induce a dysregulated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can interact with cellular biomolecules leading to oxidative stress, inflammation, DNA damage, and alteration of cellular molecular pathways, responsible for skin photoaging, hyperplasia, erythema, and cancer. For these reasons, the use of dietary natural bioactive compounds with remarkable antioxidant activity could be a strategic tool to counteract these UVA-radiation-caused deleterious effects...
June 14, 2017: Nutrients
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