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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400411/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-1-2-diaryl-4-substituted-benzylidene-5-4h-imidazolone-derivatives-as-cytotoxic-agents-and-cox-2-lox-inhibitors
#1
Phoebe F Lamie, John N Philoppes, Lucie Rárová
A new series of 1,2-diaryl-4-substituted-benzylidene-5(4H)-imidazolone derivatives 4a-l was synthesized. Their structures were confirmed by different spectroscopic techniques (IR, 1 H NMR, DEPT-Q NMR, and mass spectroscopy) and elemental analyses. Their cytotoxic activities in vitro were evaluated against breast, ovarian, and liver cancer cell lines and also normal human skin fibroblasts. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-1, COX-2 and lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitory activities were measured. The synthesized compounds showed selectivity toward COX-2 rather than COX-1, and the IC50 values (0...
February 5, 2018: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386409/enhancement-of-wound-healing-efficiency-mediated-by-artificial-dermis-functionalized-with-egf-or-nrg1
#2
Dogeon Yoon, Dajeong Yoon, Hyuk-Jin Cha, Ji-Seon Lee, Wook Chun
The use of artificial dermis as a skin substitute represents a field of active study, as acellular dermal matrices from cadavers are susceptible to infection owing to their human origin. One such alternative dermal replacement scaffold, INSUREGRAF®, is derived primarily from extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen and elastin and has been clinically used to treat severe skin wounds such as burns. This scaffold has proven to be useful to minimize wound contraction and scar formation owing to its biocompatibility, interconnected pore structure, sufficient biodegradability, and suitable mechanical properties...
February 1, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366943/membrane-properties-for-permeability-testing-skin-versus-synthetic-membranes
#3
Anika Haq, Mania Dorrani, Benjamin Goodyear, Vivek Joshi, Bozena Michniak-Kohn
Synthetic membranes that are utilized in diffusion studies for topical and transdermal formulations are usually porous thin polymeric sheets for example cellulose acetate (CA) and polysulfones. In this study, the permeability of human skin was compared using two synthetic membranes: cellulose acetate and Strat-M® membrane and lipophilic and hydrophilic compounds either as saturated or formulated solutions as well as marketed dosage forms. Our data suggests that hydrophilic compounds have higher permeation in Strat-M membranes compared with lipophilic ones...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342076/neuromorphic-vibrotactile-stimulation-of-fingertips-for-encoding-object-stiffness-in-telepresence-sensory-substitution-and-augmentation-applications
#4
Francesca Sorgini, Luca Massari, Jessica D'Abbraccio, Eduardo Palermo, Arianna Menciassi, Petar B Petrovic, Alberto Mazzoni, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Fiona N Newell, Calogero M Oddo
We present a tactile telepresence system for real-time transmission of information about object stiffness to the human fingertips. Experimental tests were performed across two laboratories (Italy and Ireland). In the Italian laboratory, a mechatronic sensing platform indented different rubber samples. Information about rubber stiffness was converted into on-off events using a neuronal spiking model and sent to a vibrotactile glove in the Irish laboratory. Participants discriminated the variation of the stiffness of stimuli according to a two-alternative forced choice protocol...
January 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337163/utility-of-ultra-deep-sequencing-for-detection-of-varicella-zoster-virus-antiviral-resistance-mutations
#5
Mélanie Mercier-Darty, David Boutolleau, Raphaël Lepeule, Christophe Rodriguez, Sonia Burrel
We report the first application of ultra-deep sequencing (UDS) to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) genotypic antiviral testing in a case of acyclovir-resistant VZV infection initially detected by Sanger sequencing within a deeply immunocompromised heart transplant recipient. As added-value compared to Sanger analysis, UDS revealed complex dynamics of viral population under antiviral pressure. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a ubiquitous human herpesvirus affecting populations worldwide. VZV is commonly acquired in youth whose primary infection usually manifests as benign varicella (chickenpox)...
January 12, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316315/scarless-wound-healing-transitioning-from-fetal-research-to-regenerative-healing
#6
REVIEW
Alessandra L Moore, Clement D Marshall, Leandra A Barnes, Matthew P Murphy, Ryan C Ransom, Michael T Longaker
Since the discovery of scarless fetal skin wound healing, research in the field has expanded significantly with the hopes of advancing the finding to adult human patients. There are several differences between fetal and adult skin that have been exploited to facilitate scarless healing in adults including growth factors, cytokines, and extracellular matrix substitutes. However, no one therapy, pathway, or cell subtype is sufficient to support scarless wound healing in adult skin. More recently, products that contain or mimic fetal and adult uninjured dermis were introduced to the wound healing market with promising clinical outcomes...
January 9, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313702/a-comparison-of-scaffold-free-and-scaffold-based-reconstructed-human-skin-models-as-alternatives-to-animal-use
#7
Beste Kinikoglu
Tissue engineered full-thickness human skin substitutes have various applications in the clinic and in the laboratory, such as in the treatment of burns or deep skin defects, and as reconstructed human skin models in the safety testing of drugs and cosmetics and in the fundamental study of skin biology and pathology. So far, different approaches have been proposed for the generation of reconstructed skin, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here, the classic tissue engineering approach, based on cell-seeded polymeric scaffolds, is compared with the less-studied cell self-assembly approach, where the cells are coaxed to synthesise their own extracellular matrix (ECM)...
December 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208214/proof-of-concept-of-a-new-autologous-skin-substitute-for-the-treatment-of-deep-wounds-in-dogs
#8
L Ramió-Lluch, S Cerrato, P Brazis, R M Rabanal, D Fondevila, A Puigdemont
Autologous skin grafts are effective for the repair of large skin wounds, but the availability of large amounts of skin is often limited. Through bioengineering, several autologous skin substitutes have been developed for use in human clinical practice. However, few skin substitutes are available for use in animals. The aim of this study was to develop and assess an engineered autologous skin substitute for the treatment of deep wounds in veterinary medicine. Canine keratinocytes and fibroblasts were isolated after double enzyme digestion from 8mm punch biopsies from four healthy Beagle dogs...
December 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207659/2-3-4-dihydroxybenzylidene-malononitrile-as-a-novel-anti-melanogenic-compound
#9
Bonggi Lee, Kyoung Mi Moon, Jong Seung Lim, Yeojin Park, Do Hyun Kim, Sujin Son, Hyoung Oh Jeong, Dae Hyun Kim, Eun Kyeong Lee, Ki Wung Chung, Hye Jin An, Pusoon Chun, Arnold Y Seo, Ju-Hye Yang, Bong-Seon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma, Won-Kyung Cho, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung
Tyrosinase is a key player in ultraviolet-induced melanogenesis. Because excessive melanin accumulation in the skin can induce hyperpigmentation, the development of tyrosinase inhibitors has attracted attention in cosmetic-related fields. However, side effects including toxicity and low selectivity have limited the use of many tyrosinase inhibitors in cosmetics. We synthesized 12 novel 2-(substituted benzylidene)malononitrile derivatives and investigated their anti-melanogenic activities. Of these 12 compounds, 2-(3, 4-dihydroxy benzylidene)malononitrile (BMN11) exhibited the strongest inhibitory activity against tyrosinase (IC50 = 17...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207342/accelerated-skin-wound-healing-by-selective-11%C3%AE-hydroxylase-cyp11b1-inhibitors
#10
Juliette Emmerich, Chris J van Koppen, Jens L Burkhart, Roger T Engeli, Qingzhong Hu, Alex Odermatt, Rolf W Hartmann
Previous studies have shown that inhibition of cortisol biosynthesis in skin leads to accelerated wound healing. Here, pyridylmethyl pyridine type 11β-hydroxylase (CYP11B1) inhibitors were optimized for topical application to avoid systemic side effects. The resulting very potent, non-toxic CYP11B1 inhibitor 14 (IC50 = 0.8 nM) exhibited good selectivity over 11β-HSD1, CYP17A1 and CYP19A1. The compound showed high stability toward human plasma (t1/2= > 150 min, as a substitute for wound fluid) and low stability toward HLS9 (t1/2 = 19 min) for rapid metabolic clearance after absorption...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201599/combining-adoptive-treg-transfer-with-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-transplantation-tolerance
#11
REVIEW
Nina Pilat, Nicolas Granofszky, Thomas Wekerle
Purpose of Review: The mixed chimerism approach is an exceptionally potent strategy for the induction of donor-specific tolerance in organ transplantation and so far the only one that was demonstrated to work in the clinical setting. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been shown to improve chimerism induction in experimental animal models. This review summarizes the development of innovative BMT protocols using therapeutic Treg transfer for tolerance induction. Recent Findings: Treg cell therapy promotes BM engraftment in reduced conditioning protocols in both, mice and non-human primates...
2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179286/-decolorization-of-skin-and-hair-derived-melanin-by-three-ligninolytic-enzymes
#12
F Miao, T C Lei, M Y Su, W J Yi, S Jiang, S Z Xu
Objective: To compare the decolorization efficiency of lignin peroxidase (LiP), manganese peroxidase (MnP) and laccase on eumelanin and pheomelanin, and to investigate the effect of topical administration of LiP solution on hyperpigmented guinea pigs skin induced by 308 nm excimer light. Methods: Pheomelanin-enriched specimens were prepared from human hair and cutaneous melanoma tissue using alkaline lysis method.Synthetic eumelanin was purchased from a commercial supplier.The same amount (0.02%) of melanin was incubated with the equal enzyme activity (0...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164209/tuning-the-cytotoxicity-of-ruthenium-ii-para-cymene-complexes-by-mono-substitution-at-a-triphenylphosphine-phenoxydiphenylphosphine-ligand
#13
Lorenzo Biancalana, Stefano Zacchini, Nicola Ferri, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Guido Pampaloni, Fabio Marchetti
The new complexes [RuCl2(η(6)-p-cymene)(κP-Ph2PR)] [R = 4-C6H4OSiMe2(t)Bu, 1; R = 4-C6H4Br, 2; R = OC([double bond, length as m-dash]O)CHCl2, 3; R = OPh, 4; R = O(2-C6H4SiMe2(t)Bu), 5] and [Ru(C2O4)(η(6)-p-cymene){κP-Ph2PO(2-C6H4(SiMe2(t)Bu))}], 6, were obtained in 83-98% yield from Ru(ii) arene precursors by three different synthetic strategies. The unprecedented phosphine Ph2P(O(2-C6H4SiMe2(t)Bu)) was synthesized in 86% yield from 2-C6H4Br(OSiMe2(t)Bu) and Ph2PCl, via intramolecular oxygen to carbon 1,3 migration of the silyl group (retro-Brook rearrangement)...
November 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162533/derivation-of-an-oral-reference-dose-rfd-for-di-2-ethylhexyl-cyclohexan-1-4-dicarboxylate-dehch-an-alternative-to-phthalate-plasticizers
#14
Brian J Hughes, Kevin Cox, Virunya Bhat
Di 2-ethylhexyl cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylate (DEHCH, CAS 84731-70-4) is an ester of polycarboxylic acid assessed in a wide variety of ecotoxicological and mammalian toxicity assays as a substitute for phthalate ester-type plasticizers. Laboratory animal data indicate that DEHCH has a low acute oral and dermal toxicity, is non-irritating to the skin and eyes, and is a non-sensitizer. In an OECD 422 combined repeat dose toxicity study with a reproductive/developmental toxicity screening test in Sprague-Dawley rats, minimal effects were observed on the liver, spleen, and thyroid...
November 18, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124983/comparative-toxicological-evaluation-of-nonylphenol-and-nonylphenol-polyethoxylates-using-human-keratinocytes
#15
Hyungjoo Kim, Sunhwa Oh, Myung Chan Gye, Incheol Shin
Nonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPEOs) are a major group of nonionic surfactants widely used in various detergents, cleaners, plastics, papers, and agro-chemical products. Nonylphenol (NP), which is a final degraded metabolite derived from NPEOs, has been reported as an endocrine disrupter, known to mimic or disturb reproductive hormone functions. Concern about the hazards of NP and NPEOs has generated legal restrictions and action plans worldwide. Considering the fact that NP and NPEOs are majorly used in the production of products such as detergents, shampoos, and cosmetics which frequently come into contact with the skin, we investigated the effects of NP and NPEOs on a human keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT)...
November 10, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124400/characterization-of-m1-and-m2-polarization-of-macrophages-in-vascularized-human-dermo-epidermal-skin-substitutes-in-vivo
#16
Agnes S Klar, Katarzyna Michalak-Mićka, Thomas Biedermann, Claudia Simmen-Meuli, Ernst Reichmann, Martin Meuli
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Vascularized bio-engineered human dermo-epidermal skin substitutes (vascDESS) hold promise for treating burn patients, including those with severe full-thickness wounds. We have previously shown that vascDESS promote wound healing by enhanced influx of macrophages and granulocytes. Immediately following transplantation, macrophages infiltrate the graft and differentiate into a pro-inflammatory (M1) or a pro-healing M2 phenotype. The aim of this study was to characterize the activation state of macrophages infiltrating skin transplants at distinct time points following transplantation...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115054/comparison-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-healthy-fibroblasts-on-wound-healing-activity-of-diabetic-fibroblasts
#17
Jae-A Jung, Young-Don Yoon, Hyup-Woo Lee, So-Ra Kang, Seung-Kyu Han
Various types of skin substitutes composed of fibroblasts and/or keratinocytes have been used for the treatment of diabetic ulcers. However, the effects have generally not been very dramatic. Recently, human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hUCB-MSCs) have been commercialised for cartilage repair as a first cell therapy product using allogeneic stem cells. In a previous pilot study, we reported that hUCB-MSCs have a superior wound-healing capability compared with fibroblasts. The present study was designed to compare the treatment effect of hUCB-MSCs with that of fibroblasts on the diabetic wound healing in vitro...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106911/stem-cells-niches-and-scaffolds-applications-to-burns-and-wound-care
#18
Suzanne M Watt, Jonathan M Pleat
The importance of skin to survival, and the devastating physical and psychological consequences of scarring following reparative healing of extensive or difficult to heal human wounds, cannot be disputed. We discuss the significant challenges faced by patients and healthcare providers alike in treating these wounds. New state of the art technologies have provided remarkable insights into the role of skin stem and progenitor cells and their niches in maintaining skin homeostasis and in reparative wound healing...
October 26, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094203/creation-of-miniature-pig-model-of-human-waardenburg-syndrome-type-2a-by-enu-mutagenesis
#19
Tang Hai, Weiwei Guo, Jing Yao, Chunwei Cao, Ailing Luo, Meng Qi, Xianlong Wang, Xiao Wang, Jiaojiao Huang, Ying Zhang, Hongyong Zhang, Dayu Wang, Haitao Shang, Qianlong Hong, Rui Zhang, Qitao Jia, Qiantao Zheng, Guosong Qin, Yongshun Li, Tao Zhang, Weiwu Jin, Zheng-Yi Chen, Hongmei Wang, Qi Zhou, Anming Meng, Hong Wei, Shiming Yang, Jianguo Zhao
Human Waardenburg syndrome 2A (WS2A) is a dominant hearing loss (HL) syndrome caused by mutations in the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) gene. In mouse models with MITF mutations, WS2A is transmitted in a recessive pattern, which limits the study of hearing loss (HL) pathology. In the current study, we performed ENU (ethylnitrosourea) mutagenesis that resulted in substituting a conserved lysine with a serine (p. L247S) in the DNA-binding domain of the MITF gene to generate a novel miniature pig model of WS2A...
November 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075641/expression-of-c4-4a-in-an-in-vitro-human-tissue-engineered-skin-model
#20
Benedikte Jacobsen, Danielle Larouche, Olivier Rochette-Drouin, Michael Ploug, Lucie Germain
A multi-LU-domain-containing protein denoted C4.4A exhibits a tightly regulated membrane-associated expression in the suprabasal layers of stratified squamous epithelia such as skin and the esophagus, and the expression of C4.4A is dysregulated in various pathological conditions. However, the biological function of C4.4A remains unknown. To enable further studies, we evaluated the expression of C4.4A in monolayer cultures of normal human keratinocytes and in tissue-engineered skin substitutes (TESs) produced by the self-assembly approach, which allow the formation of a fully differentiated epidermis tissue...
2017: BioMed Research International
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