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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...
June 20, 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
#2
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
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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
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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
#5
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534535/the-potential-of-organoids-in-urological-cancer-research
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REVIEW
Shangqian Wang, Dong Gao, Yu Chen
Technical advances in the development of organoid systems enable cell lines, primary adult cells, or stem or progenitor cells to develop into diverse, multicellular entities, which can self-renew, self-organize, and differentiate. These 3D organoid cultures have proven to be of value in increasing our understanding of the biology of disease and offer the potential of regenerative and genetic therapies. The successful application of 3D organoids derived from adult tissue into urological cancer research can further our understanding of these diseases and could also provide preclinical cancer models to realize the precision medicine paradigm by therapeutic screening of individual patient samples ex vivo...
May 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520334/kidney-anatomy-three-dimensional-3d-printed-pelvicalyceal-system-models-of-the-collector-system-improve-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-stone-disease
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EDITORIAL
Luciano A Favorito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515297/attenuation-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-by-engineering-viral-polymerase-fidelity
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Devendra K Rai, Fayna Diaz-San Segundo, Grace Campagnola, Anna Keith, Elizabeth A Schafer, Anna Kloc, Teresa de Los Santos, Olve Peersen, Elizabeth Rieder
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp or 3D(pol)) catalyzes viral RNA synthesis. Its characteristic low fidelity and absence of proofreading activity allows FMDV to rapidly mutate and adapt to dynamic environments. In this study, we used the structure of FMDV 3D(pol) in combination with prior results from similar picornaviral polymerases to design point mutations that would alter replication fidelity. In particular, we targeted Trp237 within conserved polymerase motif A because of the low reversion potential inherent in the single UGG codon...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498800/locally-applied-5-fluorouracil-loaded-slow-release-patch-prevents-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-an-orthotopic-mouse-model
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In Kyong Shim, Hye-Jin Yi, Hee-Gyeong Yi, Chan Mi Lee, Yu Na Lee, Yeong-Jin Choi, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eunsung Jun, Robert M Hoffman, Dong-Woo Cho, Song Cheol Kim
To obtain improved efficacy against pancreatic cancer, we investigated the efficacy and safety of a locally-applied 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-loaded polymeric patch on pancreatic tumors in an orthotopic nude-mouse model. The 5-FU-releasing polymeric patch was produced by 3D printing. After application of the patch, it released the drug slowly for 4 weeks, and suppressed BxPC-3 pancreas cancer growth. Luciferase imaging of BxPC3-Luc cells implanted in the pancreas was performed longitudinally. The drug patch delivered a 30...
April 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497498/cryoprotection-and-banking-of-living-cells-in-a-3d-multiple-emulsion-based-carrier
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Ewa Dluska, Zhanfeng Cui, Agnieszka Markowska-Radomska, Agata Metera, Konrad Kosicki
This paper addresses the problem of the low viability of cells during traditional cryopreservation by developing multiple emulsion-based carriers for the encapsulation and cryopreservation of cells. Multiple emulsions are hierarchically structured dispersed systems of "droplets in drops", which allow bioactive ingredients to be encapsulated. The problem of low survival rates refers to the stage of their freezing-thawing in traditional suspensions. During freezing-thawing processes, irreversible damage to cells occurs due to the formation of ice crystals, cell dehydration, and cryoprotectants' toxicity...
May 12, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484293/advantages-of-t2-weighted-three-dimensional-and-t1-weighted-three-dimensional-contrast-medium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-urography-in-examination-of-the-child-population
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Adnan Sehic, Fuad Julardzija, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic, Irmina Sefic-Pasic
AIM: The aim of this study is to prove the advantages of combined use of T2 weighted three dimensional (T2 W 3D) and T1 weighted three dimensional contrast medium enhanced (T1 W 3D CE) magnetic resonance (MR) urography in displaying urinary tract in child population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total of 120 patients were included in the study, 71 (59%) male patients and 49 (41%) female patients. The study was conducted on the Radiology clinic, University of Sarajevo Clinical Center, during the period from February to November 2016...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478915/indentation-of-heterogeneous-soft-tissue-local-constitutive-parameter-mapping-using-an-inverse-method-and-an-automated-rig
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B Pierrat, D B MacManus, J G Murphy, M D Gilchrist
In the domain of soft tissue biomechanics, the development of numerical simulations has raised the experimental challenge of identifying local internal mechanical constitutive data of heterogeneous organs (e.g. brain tissue). In this context, this paper presents an ex-vivo alternative characterization method to full-field imaging techniques. It is based on automated, multiple indentations of an organ section using a custom-built rig, effectively allowing to map the viscoelastic and hyperelastic constitutive parameters of the tissue at the millimetre scale, under dynamic conditions...
April 2, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471202/-use-of-porous-hydrogel-as-a-3d-scaffold-for-the-growth-of-leukemic-b-lymphocytes
#15
R Studená, D Horák, J Baloun, Z Plichta, Š Pospíšilová
BACKGROUND: Primary human B cells chronic lymphocytic leukemia undergoes apoptosis, from which they can be rescued by contact with stromal cells or by the addition of specific soluble factor, when cultured in vitro. For research purposes of the behavior of CLL cells we created 3D in vitro model in which we simulated appropriate microenvironment for CLL cells to allow study the mechanism of survival of these cells in long-term cultivation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our aim was the scaffold structure to be geometrically similar to the 3D morphology of supporting bone marrow tissue in a trabecular bone; the 3D scaffold was also designed to conform to biocompatibility, sufficiently large surface area for cell attachment, high porosity for cell migration, proliferation and transport of nutrients...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467997/treating-hepatitis-c-in-patients-with-renal-failure
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Sabela Lens, Sergio Rodriguez-Tajes, Laura-Patricia Llovet, Francisco Maduell, Maria-Carlota Londoño
BACKGROUND: There is a strong relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the kidney. Approximately 10-16% of the patients with HCV infection develop renal disease, and the prevalence of HCV infection in patients with renal dysfunction is higher than that of the general population (9.5 vs. 1.6%). Moreover, HCV-positive patients on hemodialysis (HD) have higher mortality rates as compared to HCV-negative patients also on HD, not only due to liver-related complications but also owing to cardiovascular disease...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447987/live-cell-imaging-and-3d-analysis-of-angiotensin-receptor-type-1a-trafficking-in-transfected-human-embryonic-kidney-cells-using-confocal-microscopy
#17
Parnika Kadam, Ryan McAllister, Jeffrey S Urbach, Kathryn Sandberg, Susette C Mueller
Live-cell imaging is used to simultaneously capture time-lapse images of angiotensin type 1a receptors (AT1aR) and intracellular compartments in transfected human embryonic kidney-293 (HEK) cells following stimulation with angiotensin II (Ang II). HEK cells are transiently transfected with plasmid DNA containing AT1aR tagged with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP). Lysosomes are identified with a red fluorescent dye. Live-cell images are captured on a laser scanning confocal microscope after Ang II stimulation and analyzed by software in three dimensions (3D, voxels) over time...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447108/split-bolus-intravenous-contrast-material-injection-vs-single-bolus-injection-in-patients-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-repair-evar
#18
Johannes Boos, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Alexander Brook, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a split-bolus contrast injection CTA (SB-CTA) compared to a single-bolus injection CTA (SI-CTA) protocol of post-EVAR patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved study, patients who underwent SB-CTA and SI-CTA after EVAR were evaluated. Attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of vessels and parenchymal organs were assessed. Subjective enhancement of vessels, quality of 3D reconstructions, and enhancement phase of parenchymal organs were assessed by two independent readers...
April 26, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442416/molecular-characterization-and-expression-of-interleukin-10-and-interleukin-22-in-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus-in-response-to-streptococcus-agalactiae-stimulus
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Yinhui Peng, Xiaohui Cai, Guoyin Zhang, Junlin Wang, Yuan Li, Zhiwen Wang, Bei Wang, Xiangying Xiong, Zaohe Wu, Jichang Jian
In the present study, members of the interleukin (IL)-10 family of cytokines, including IL-10 (TOIL-10) and IL-22 (TOIL-22) of golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), were cloned for the first time, and their expression patterns and 3D structures analyzed. The full-length cDNA sequences of TOIL-10 and TOIL-22 contained open reading frames of 564 and 567 bp, respectively. TOIL-10 and TOIL-22 shared higher homology (78%-89%) with the corresponding genes from various fish relative to other species (25%-34%) and contained the IL-10 family signature and four cysteine residues that are well conserved in other vertebrate IL-10 members...
April 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430635/unsuccessful-mitosis-in-multicellular-tumour-spheroids
#20
Annie Molla, Morgane Couvet, Jean-Luc Coll
Multicellular spheroids are very attractive models in oncology because they mimic the 3D organization of the tumour cells with their microenvironment. We show here using 3 different cell types (mammary TSA/pc, embryonic kidney Hek293 and cervical cancer HeLa), that when the cells are growing as spheroids the frequency of binucleated cells is augmented as occurs in some human tumours.We therefore describe mitosis in multicellular spheroids by following mitotic markers and by time-lapse experiments. Chromosomes alignment appears to be correct on the metaphasic plate and the passenger complex is well localized on centromere...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
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