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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815607/a-3d-tri-culture-system-reveals-that-activin-receptor-like-kinase-5-and-connective-tissue-growth-factor-drive-human-glomerulosclerosis
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John P Waters, Yvonne C Richards, Jeremy N Skepper, Mark Southwood, Paul D Upton, Nicholas W Morrell, Jordan S Pober, John R Bradley
Glomerular scarring, known as glomerulosclerosis, occurs in many chronic kidney diseases and involves interaction between glomerular endothelial cells (GEC), podocytes and mesangial cells (MCs), leading to signals that promote extracellular matrix deposition and endothelial cell dysfunction and loss. We describe a 3D tri-culture system to model human glomerulosclerosis. In 3D monoculture, each cell type alters its phenotype in response to TGFβ, which has been implicated as an important mediator of glomerulosclerosis...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814706/-diagnostic-impact-of-3d-ct-with-retrograde-pyelography-for-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-a-case-report
#2
Kohei Takei, Hideyuki Abe, Daisaku Nishihara, Tomoya Mizuno, Yuumi Tokura, Issei Suzuki, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Hideo Yuki, Tsunehito Kambara, Hironori Betsunou, Masahiro Yashi, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Takao Kamai, Kensuke Inamura, Yasukazu Shioyama, Yasushi Kaji
A 26-year-old woman presented to our hospital with right costovertebral angle (CVA) pain. Ultrasonographyand computed tomography(CT) scan indicated right hydronephrosis, and MAG3 renogram showed an obstructed pattern in the right kidney. Enhanced CT scan revealed an ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with an aberrant vessel. To clarifythe ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) structure in detail, we utilized 3D-CT with retrograde pyelography (RP), which further revealed the true pinhole ureteral stricture of UPJ unaffected bythe aberrant vessel...
July 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812157/augmented-reality-in-a-tumor-resection-model
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Pauline Chauvet, Toby Collins, Clement Debize, Lorraine Novais-Gameiro, Bruno Pereira, Adrien Bartoli, Michel Canis, Nicolas Bourdel
BACKGROUND: Augmented Reality (AR) guidance is a technology that allows a surgeon to see sub-surface structures, by overlaying pre-operative imaging data on a live laparoscopic video. Our objectives were to evaluate a state-of-the-art AR guidance system in a tumor surgical resection model, comparing the accuracy of the resection with and without the system. Our system has three phases. Phase 1: using the MRI images, the kidney's and pseudotumor's surfaces are segmented to construct a 3D model...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772699/tracing-the-bioavailability-of-three-dimensional-graphene-foam-in-biological-tissues
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Tanveer A Tabish, Sakineh Chabi, Muhammad Ali, Yongde Xia, Farhat Jabeen, Shaowei Zhang
Graphene-based materials with a three-dimensional (3D) framework have been investigated for a variety of biomedical applications because of their 3D morphology, excellent physiochemical properties, volume stability, and their controllable degradation rate. Current knowledge on the toxicological implications and bioavailability of graphene foam (GF) has major uncertainties surrounding the fate and behavior of GF in exposed environments. Bioavailability, uptake, and partitioning could have potential effects on the behavior of GF in living organisms, which has not yet been investigated...
March 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765636/high-resolution-patterned-cellular-constructs-by-droplet-based-3d-printing
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Alexander D Graham, Sam N Olof, Madeline J Burke, James P K Armstrong, Ellina A Mikhailova, James G Nicholson, Stuart J Box, Francis G Szele, Adam W Perriman, Hagan Bayley
Bioprinting is an emerging technique for the fabrication of living tissues that allows cells to be arranged in predetermined three-dimensional (3D) architectures. However, to date, there are limited examples of bioprinted constructs containing multiple cell types patterned at high-resolution. Here we present a low-cost process that employs 3D printing of aqueous droplets containing mammalian cells to produce robust, patterned constructs in oil, which were reproducibly transferred to culture medium. Human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells and ovine mesenchymal stem cells (oMSCs) were printed at tissue-relevant densities (10(7) cells mL(-1)) and a high droplet resolution of 1 nL...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760196/effects-of-pep-1-fk506bp-on-cyst-formation-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
#6
Hyo Sang Jo, Won Sik Eum, Eun Young Park, Je Young Ko, Do Yeon Kim, Dae Won Kim, Min Jea Shin, Ora Son, Su Bin Cho, Jung Hwan Park, Chi Hern Lee, Eun Ji Yeo, Hyeon Ji Yeo, Yeon Joo Choi, Jong Kyu Youn, Sung-Woo Cho, Jinseu Park, Jong Hoon Park, Soo Young Choi
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common inherited disorders, whereby progressive cyst formation in the kidney leads to renal failure. FK506 binding protein 12 (FK506BP) is an immunophilin protein which performs multiple functions including regulation of cell signaling and survival. In this study, we determined the roles of PEP-1-FK506BP on cell proliferation and cyst formation in PKD cells. Purified PEP-1-FK506BP transduced into PKD cells and markedly inhibited cell proliferation. Also, PEP-1-FK506BP drastically inhibited the expression levels of p-Akt, p-p70S6K, p-mTOR, and p-ERK in PKD cells...
July 28, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741858/a-computational-approach-for-inferring-the-cell-wall-properties-that-govern-guard-cell-dynamics
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Hugh C Woolfenden, Gildas Bourdais, Michaela Kopischke, Eva Miedes, Antonio Molina, Silke Robatzek, Richard J Morris
Guard cells dynamically adjust their shape to regulate photosynthetic gas exchange, respiration rates and defend against pathogen entry. Cell shape changes are determined by the interplay of cell wall material properties and turgor pressure. To investigate this relationship between turgor pressure, cell wall properties and cell shape, we focused on kidney-shaped stomata and developed a biomechanical model of a guard cell pair. Treating the cell wall as a composite of the pectin-rich cell wall matrix embedded with cellulose microfibrils, we show that strong, circumferentially-oriented fibres are critical for opening...
July 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707625/bioprinting-of-functional-vascularized-mouse-thyroid-gland-construct
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Elena A Bulanova, Elizaveta V Koudan, Jonathan Degosserie, Charlotte Heymans, Frederico DAS Pereira, Vladislav A Parfenov, Yi Sun, Qi Wang, Suraya A Akhmedova, Irina K Sviridova, Natalia S Sergeeva, Georgy A Frank, Yusef D Khesuani, Christophe E Pierreux, Vladimir A Mironov
Bioprinting can be defined as additive biofabrication of 3D tissues and organ constructs using tissue spheroids, capable of self-assembly, as building blocks. Thyroid gland, a relatively simple endocrine organ, is suitable for testing the proposed bioprinting technology. Here we report the bioprinting of functional vascularized mouse thyroid gland construct from embryonic tissue spheroids as a proof of concept. Based on the self-assembly principle, we generated thyroid tissue starting from thyroid spheroids (TS) and allantoic spheroids (AS), as a source of thyrocytes and endothelial cells (EC), respectively...
July 14, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704481/renal-auto-transplantation-promotes-cortical-microvascular-network-remodeling-in-a-preclinical-porcine-model
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Souleymane Maïga, Geraldine Allain, Thierry Hauet, Jerome Roumy, Edouard Baulier, Michel Scepi, Manuel Dierick, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Patrick Hannaert, Franck Guy, Frederic Favreau
The vascular network is a major target of ischemia-reperfusion, but has been poorly investigated in renal transplantation. The aim of this study was to characterize the remodeling of the renal vascular network that follows ischemia-reperfusion along with the most highly affected cortex section in a preclinical renal transplantation model. There were two experimental groups. The first was a grafted kidney group consisting of large white pigs for which the left kidney was harvested, cold flushed, preserved for 24 h in the University of Wisconsin's preservation solution, and then auto-transplanted (n = 5); the right kidney was removed to mimic the situation of human kidney transplantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686597/altered-paracellular-cation-permeability-due-to-a-rare-cldn10b-variant-causes-anhidrosis-and-kidney-damage
#10
Joakim Klar, Jörg Piontek, Susanne Milatz, Muhammad Tariq, Muhammad Jameel, Tilman Breiderhoff, Jens Schuster, Ambrin Fatima, Maria Asif, Muhammad Sher, Katrin Mäbert, Anja Fromm, Shahid M Baig, Dorothee Günzel, Niklas Dahl
Claudins constitute the major component of tight junctions and regulate paracellular permeability of epithelia. Claudin-10 occurs in two major isoforms that form paracellular channels with ion selectivity. We report on two families segregating an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by generalized anhidrosis, severe heat intolerance and mild kidney failure. All affected individuals carry a rare homozygous missense mutation c.144C>G, p.(N48K) specific for the claudin-10b isoform. Immunostaining of sweat glands from patients suggested that the disease is associated with reduced levels of claudin-10b in the plasma membranes and in canaliculi of the secretory portion...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656614/automatic-renal-segmentation-for-mr-urography-using-3d-grabcut-and-random-forests
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Umit Yoruk, Brian A Hargreaves, Shreyas S Vasanawala
PURPOSE: To introduce and evaluate a fully automated renal segmentation technique for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) assessment in children. METHODS: An image segmentation method based on iterative graph cuts (GrabCut) was modified to work on time-resolved 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI data sets. A random forest classifier was trained to further segment the renal tissue into cortex, medulla, and the collecting system. The algorithm was tested on 26 subjects and the segmentation results were compared to the manually drawn segmentation maps using the F1-score metric...
June 27, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644734/high-throughput-phenotypic-screening-of-kinase-inhibitors-to-identify-drug-targets-for-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Tijmen H Booij, Hester Bange, Wouter N Leonhard, Kuan Yan, Michiel Fokkelman, Steven J Kunnen, Johannes G Dauwerse, Yu Qin, Bob van de Water, Gerard J P van Westen, Dorien J M Peters, Leo S Price
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a prevalent disorder characterized by renal cysts that lead to kidney failure. Various signaling pathways have been targeted to stop disease progression, but most interventions still focus on alleviating PKD-associated symptoms. The mechanistic complexity of the disease, as well as the lack of functional in vitro assays for compound testing, has made drug discovery for PKD challenging. To identify modulators of PKD, Pkd1(-/-) kidney tubule epithelial cells were applied to a scalable and automated 3D cyst culture model for compound screening, followed by phenotypic profiling to determine compound efficacy...
June 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643936/phenotypic-analysis-of-organoids-by-proteomics
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Alexis Gonneaud, Claude Asselin, François Boudreau, François-Michel Boisvert
The development of 3D cell cultures into self-organizing organ-like structures named organoids provides a model that better reflects in vivo organ physiology and their functional properties. Organoids have been established from several organs, such as the intestine, prostate, brain, liver, kidney and pancreas. With recent advances in high-throughput and -omics profiling technologies, it is now possible to study the mechanisms of cellular organisation at the systems level. It is therefore not surprising that these methods are now used to characterize organoids at the transcriptomic, proteomic, chromatin state and transcription factor DNA-binding levels...
June 23, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632265/3d-printed-conformal-microfluidics-for-isolation-and-profiling-of-biomarkers-from-whole-organs
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Manjot Singh, Yuxin Tong, Kelly Webster, Ellen Cesewski, Alexander P Haring, Sahil Laheri, Bill Carswell, Timothy J O'Brien, Charles H Aardema, Ryan S Senger, John L Robertson, Blake N Johnson
The ability to interface microfluidic devices with native complex biological architectures, such as whole organs, has the potential to shift the paradigm for the study and analysis of biological tissue. Here, we show 3D printing can be used to fabricate bio-inspired conformal microfluidic devices that directly interface with the surface of whole organs. Structured-light scanning techniques enabled the 3D topographical matching of microfluidic device geometry to porcine kidney anatomy. Our studies show molecular species are spontaneously transferred from the organ cortex to the conformal microfluidic device in the presence of fluid flow through the organ-conforming microchannel...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615647/differential-synchrotron-x-ray-imaging-markers-based-on-the-renal-microvasculature-for-tubulointerstitial-lesions-and-glomerulopathy
#15
Yu-Chuan Lin, Yeukuang Hwu, Guo-Shu Huang, Michael Hsiao, Tsung-Tse Lee, Shun-Min Yang, Ting-Kuo Lee, Nan-Yow Chen, Sung-Sen Yang, Ann Chen, Shuk-Man Ka
High resolution synchrotron microtomography capable of revealing microvessels in three dimensional (3D) establishes distinct imaging markers of mouse kidney disease strongly associated to renal tubulointerstitial (TI) lesions and glomerulopathy. Two complementary mouse models of chronic kidney disease (CKD), unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), were used and five candidates of unique 3D imaging markers were identified. Our characterization to differentially reflect the altered microvasculature of renal TI lesions and/or glomerulopathy demonstrated these image features can be used to differentiate the disease status and the possible cause therefore qualified as image markers...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599598/uniform-neural-tissue-models-produced-on-synthetic-hydrogels-using-standard-culture-techniques
#16
Christopher Barry, Matthew T Schmitz, Nicholas E Propson, Zhonggang Hou, Jue Zhang, Bao K Nguyen, Jennifer M Bolin, Peng Jiang, Brian E McIntosh, Mitchell D Probasco, Scott Swanson, Ron Stewart, James A Thomson, Michael P Schwartz, William L Murphy
The aim of the present study was to test sample reproducibility for model neural tissues formed on synthetic hydrogels. Human embryonic stem (ES) cell-derived precursor cells were cultured on synthetic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels to promote differentiation and self-organization into model neural tissue constructs. Neural progenitor, vascular, and microglial precursor cells were combined on PEG hydrogels to mimic developmental timing, which produced multicomponent neural constructs with 3D neuronal and glial organization, organized vascular networks, and microglia with ramified morphologies...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593430/the-prevalence-and-significance-of-renal-perfusion-defects-in-early-kidney-transplants-quantified-using-3d-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
#17
Ben Stenberg, M Wilkinson, S Elliott, N Caplan
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications are one of the most common causes of early kidney transplant dysfunction. Contrast enhanced ultrasound increases sensitivity to vascular changes. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and size of vascular abnormalities in early renal transplants using 3D CEUS and the significance of perfusion defects on renal function. METHODS: Ninety-nine renal transplant patients underwent 3D CEUS after surgery to quantify perfusion defects as percentage total renal volume (TRV)...
June 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587402/establishment-and-evaluation-of-a-reversible-two-kidney-one-clip-renovascular-hypertensive-rat-model
#18
Li-Qiang Li, Jian Zhang, Rong Wang, Jian-Xin Li, Yong-Quan Gu
The aim of the present study was to establish and evaluate a novel and reversible two-kidney, one-clip renovascular hypertensive rat model with a titanium vascular clip. A total of 40 male Sprague-Dawley rats were evenly and randomly divided into a sham-operated group, and 3, 7, 12 and 28D groups (namely removing the vascular clip in the renovascular hypertensive model after 3, 7, 12 and 28 days, respectively). The systolic blood pressure (SBP) and plasma renin activity (PRA) were measured, and color duplex imaging was conducted before placing the clips, as well as before and after removing them...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576040/engineered-3d-scaffolds-of-photocrosslinked-chitosan-gelatin-hydrogel-hybrids-for-chronic-wound-dressings-and-regeneration
#19
Isadora C Carvalho, Herman S Mansur
Wound repair is one of the most complex biological processes in human life. To date, no ideal biomaterial solution has been identified, which that encompasses all functions and properties of real skin tissue. Thus, this study focused on the synthesis of new biocompatible hybrid hydrogel scaffolds based on methacrylate-functionalized high molecular mass chitosan with gelatin-A photocrosslinked with UV radiation to tailor matrix network properties. These hybrid hydrogels were produced via freeze-drying and were extensively characterized by swelling and degradation measurements, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS), and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539333/endothelial-markers-expressing-stromal-cells-are-critical-for-kidney-formation
#20
Elina Mukherjee, Katherine Virginia Maringer, Emily Papke, Daniel S Bushnell, Caitlin M Schaefer, Rafael Kramann, Jacqueline Ho, Benjamin D Humphreys, Carlton M Bates, Sunder Sims-Lucas
Kidneys are highly vascularized and contain many distinct vascular beds. However, the origins and roles of developing renal endothelial cells in the formation of the kidney are unclear. We have shown that the Foxd1-positive renal stroma gives rise to endothelial marker expressing progenitors that are incorporated within a subset of peritubular capillaries; however, the significance of these cells is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether deletion of Flk1 in the Foxd1 stroma was important for renal development...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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