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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342430/tissue-expander-stimulated-lengthening-of-arteries-for-the-treatment-of-midaortic-syndrome-in-children
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Heung Bae Kim, Gabriel J Ramos-Gonzalez, Khashayar Vakili, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Diego Porras, James E Lock, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad Alomari, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Patients with disease refractory to medical management will usually require either endovascular therapy or surgery with use of prosthetic graft material for bypass or patch angioplasty. We report our early experience with a novel approach using a tissue expander (TE) to lengthen the normal native arteries in children with MAS, allowing primary aortic repair without the need for prosthetic graft material...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342276/a-predictive-quantitative-model-of-spiking-activity-and-stimulus-secretion-coupling-in-oxytocin-neurons
#2
Jorge Maícas-Royo, Gareth Leng, Duncan J MacGregor
Oxytocin neurons of the rat hypothalamus project to the posterior pituitary where they secrete their products into the bloodstream. The pattern and quantity of that release depends on the afferent inputs to the neurons, on their intrinsic membrane properties, and on non-linear interactions between spiking activity and exocytosis: a given number of spikes will trigger more secretion when they arrive close together. Here we present a quantitative computational model of oxytocin neurons that can replicate the results of a wide variety of published experiments...
January 12, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342179/the-polymethoxy-flavonoid-sudachitin-suppresses-inflammatory-bone-destruction-by-directly-inhibiting-osteoclastogenesis-due-to-reduced-ros-production-and-mapk-activation-in-osteoclast-precursors
#3
Yoko Ohyama, Junta Ito, Victor J Kitano, Jun Shimada, Yoshiyuki Hakeda
Inflammatory bone diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis and peri-implantitis, are associated not only with the production of inflammatory cytokines but also with local oxidative status, which is defined by intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Osteoclast differentiation has been reported to be related to increased intracellular ROS levels in osteoclast lineage cells. Sudachitin, which is a polymethoxyflavone derived from Citrus sudachi, possesses antioxidant properties and regulates various functions in mammalian cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342168/reduction-in-musca-domestica-fecundity-by-dsrna-mediated-gene-knockdown
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Neil D Sanscrainte, Hanayo Arimoto, Christy M Waits, Lucy Y Li, Dana Johnson, Chris Geden, James J Becnel, Alden S Estep
House flies (Musca domestica) are worldwide agricultural pests with estimated control costs at $375 million annually in the U.S. Non-target effects and widespread resistance challenge the efficacy of traditional chemical control. Double stranded RNA (dsRNA) has been suggested as a biopesticide for M. domestica but a phenotypic response due to the induction of the RNAi pathway has not been demonstrated in adults. In this study female house flies were injected with dsRNA targeting actin-5C or ribosomal protein (RP) transcripts RPL26 and RPS6...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341947/spontaneous-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-in-an-elderly-patient
#5
Stanimir S Sirakov, Borislav D Kitov, Kristina S Sirakova, Ivo I Kehayov
We describe the case of an 83-year-old woman with left-sided ophthalmoplegia. She had no family history of connective tissue disease. The computed tomography study found a dilated left cavernous sinus. The conventional cerebral panangiography confirmed the diagnosis - a direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF), with no evidence of ruptured aneurysm. The woman underwent endovascular treatment with coiling of the cavernous sinus in combination with application of the Onyx embolic agent in the fistula. During the first 48 hours after the embolization the local pain, exophthalmos and conjunctival injection of the left eye were significantly ameliorated...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341932/synthetic-extracellular-matrix-mimic-hydrogel-improves-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#6
Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Giuseppe Malpasso, Cindy Chokoza, Deon Bezuidenhout, Kyle P Goetsch, Manuela Mura, Federica Pisano, Neil H Davies, Massimiliano Gnecchi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) repair infarcted hearts mainly through paracrine mechanisms. Low cell engraftment limits the release of soluble paracrine factors (SF) over time and, consequently, MSC efficacy. We tested whether a synthetic extracellular matrix mimic, a hydrogel containing heparin (H-HG), could ameliorate MSC engraftment and binding/release of SF, thus improving MSC therapy efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro, rat bone-marrow MSC (rBM-MSC) were seeded and grown into H-HG...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341920/effect-of-structural-factors-on-release-profiles-of-camptothecin-from-block-copolymer-conjugates-with-high-load-of-drug
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Andrzej Plichta, Sebastian Kowalczyk, Ewa Olędzka, Marcin Sobczak, Marcin Strawski
The aim of the present work was the synthesis and study the kinetics and profiles of camptothecin (CPT) release form block co- and ter-polymer conjugates comprising polylactide (PLA) segments and CPT moieties, structurally diverse by degrees of branching, content of D-PLA units and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA). Six PLA, non-toxic macroinitiators (MIs), terminated with α-bromoester were synthesized. MIs were subjected to polymerization of CPT methacrylic derivative (CPTMA) with PEGMA at various ratios...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341898/induction-of-alpha-synuclein-pathology-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-rat-and-non-human-primate-results-in-gastrointestinal-dysmotility-and-transient-cns-pathology
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Fredric P Manfredsson, Kelvin C Luk, Matthew J Benskey, Aysegul Guezer, Joanna Garcia, Nathan C Kuhn, Ivette M Sandoval, Joseph R Patterson, Alana O'Mara, Reid Yonkers, Jeffrey H Kordower
Alpha-Synuclein (α-syn) is by far the most highly vetted pathogenic and therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease. Aggregated α-syn is present in sporadic Parkinson's disease, both in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The enteric division of the PNS is of particular interest because 1) gastric dysfunction is a key clinical manifestation of Parkinson's disease, and 2) Lewy pathology in myenteric and submucosal neurons of the enteric nervous system (ENS) has been referred to as stage zero in the Braak pathological staging of Parkinson's disease...
January 13, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341826/mu-opioid-receptors-inhibit-the-exercise-pressor-reflex-by-closing-n-type-calcium-channels-but-not-by-opening-girk-channels-in-rats
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Juan A Estrada, Marc P Kaufman
Mu opioid G-protein coupled receptors (MOR) interact with ion channels to decrease neuronal excitability. In humans, intrathecal administration of the MOR agonist, fentanyl, inhibits the exercise pressor reflex, an effect that can be attributed to either the opening of inward rectifying potassium channels (GIRK) or the closing of N-type calcium channels. The purpose of this study was to determine if the highly selective MOR agonist DAMGO attenuates the exercise pressor reflex, and which of these two channels are responsible for this effect...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341824/intestinal-lymph-as-a-readout-of-meal-induced-glp-1-release-in-an-unrestrained-rat-model
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Nino Jejelava, Sharon Kaufman, Jean-Philippe Krieger, Marcella Martins Terra, Wolfgang Langhans, Myrtha Arnold
Intestinal lymph supposedly provides a readout for the secretion of intestinal peptides. We here assessed how mesenteric lymph duct (MLD) lymph levels of glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), insulin, and metabolites (Glucose, triglycerides [TG]) evolve after isocaloric high and low fat diet (HFD, LFD) meals, and how they compare to hepatic portal vein (HPV) plasma levels. Moreover, we examined the effects of intraperitoneally (IP) administered GLP-1 (1 or 10 nmol/kg) on these parameters. At 20 min after the HFD meal onset, GLP-1 levels were higher in MLD lymph than in HPV plasma...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341822/aripiprazole-long-acting-injectable-for-maintenance-treatment-of-bipolar-i-disorder-in-adults
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Arpit Aggarwal, Lindsey Schrimpf, John Lauriello
Bipolar I disorder is a serious and disabling psychiatric illness. It is associated with a significant reduction in quality of life and an increased risk for suicide. Pharmacotherapy is essential for both the acute and maintenance treatment of bi-polar I disorder. While multiple oral medications are recommended for the maintenance treatment, there are not many long-acting injectable medications approved for this indication. New treatments that would improve patient adherence have the potential for decreasing relapses and improving patients' ability to remain functional members of society...
January 2018: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341814/utilizing-a-rat-delayed-implantation-model-to-teach-integrative-endocrinology-and-reproductive-biology
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Rodney D Geisert, Michael F Smith, Amanda L Schmelzle, Jonathan A Green
In this teaching laboratory, the students are directed in an exercise that involves designing and performing an experiment to determine estrogen's role in regulating delayed implantation (diapause) in female rats. To encourage active participation by the students, a discussion question is provided before the laboratory exercise in which each student is asked to search the literature and provide written answers to questions and to formulate an experiment to test the role of ovarian estrogen in inducing implantation in female rats...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341749/towards-attosecond-high-energy-electron-bunches-controlling-self-injection-in-laser-wakefield-accelerators-through-plasma-density-modulation
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M P Tooley, B Ersfeld, S R Yoffe, A Noble, E Brunetti, Z M Sheng, M R Islam, D A Jaroszynski
Self-injection in a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator is usually achieved by increasing the laser intensity until the threshold for injection is exceeded. Alternatively, the velocity of the bubble accelerating structure can be controlled using plasma density ramps, reducing the electron velocity required for injection. We present a model describing self-injection in the short-bunch regime for arbitrary changes in the plasma density. We derive the threshold condition for injection due to a plasma density gradient, which is confirmed using particle-in-cell simulations that demonstrate injection of subfemtosecond bunches...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341604/ce3-doping-to-modulate-photoluminescence-kinetics-for-efficient-cspbbr3-nanocrystals-based-light-emitting-diodes
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Jisong Yao, Jing Ge, Bo-Ning Han, Kun-Hua Wang, Hong-Bin Yao, Hao-Lei Yu, Jian-Hai Li, Bai-Sheng Zhu, Jizhong Song, Chen Chen, Qun Zhang, Haibo Zeng, Yi Luo, Shu-Hong Yu
Inorganic perovskite CsPbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs) are emerging, highly attractive light emitters with high color purity and good thermal stability for light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Their high photo/electroluminescence efficiencies are very important for fabricating efficient LEDs. Here, we propose a novel strategy to enhance the photo/electroluminescence efficiency of CsPbBr3 NCs through doping of heterovalent Ce3+ ions via a facile hot-injection method. The Ce3+ cation was chosen as the dopant for CsPbBr3 NCs by virtue of its similar ion radius and formation of higher energy level of conduction band with bromine in comparison with the Pb2+ cation to maintain the integrity of perovskite structure without introducing additional trap states...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341457/different-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-and-midazolam-on-the-expression-of-nr2b-and-gabaa-%C3%AE-1-following-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-rats
#15
Jiayu Chen, Hanjun Li, Grewo Lim, Michael F McCabe, Wei Zhao, Yunli Yang, Weiqing Ma, Na Li
Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain condition and the treatment is a major clinical challenge. Recent studies have shown that two FDA approved drugs dexmedetomidine (DEX) and midazolam (MZL), may be useful in treating neuropathic pain, but the mechanism is not fully dementated. Here, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of DEX and MZL treatment in the peripheral nerve injury model. Intramuscular injection with DEX and MZL attenuated the development of mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI)...
January 17, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341446/carboxytherapy-for-treatment-of-localized-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-clinical-and-histopathologic-evaluation
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Abeer Mostafa Kamel, Rania Abdelghani
BACKGROUND: Multiple treatment options are introduced in treatment of chronic localized plaque psoriasis but with poor adherence and poor patients' satisfaction resulting in poor treatment outcome. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we investigated the safety and efficacy of carboxytherapy in treatment of chronic localized plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Thirty adult patients with chronic localized plaque psoriasis were enrolled in this study. The patients received carboxytherapy injection once/week for 8 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341439/therapeutic-benefits-of-cd90-negative-cardiac-stromal-cells-in-rats-with-a-30-day-chronic-infarct
#17
Deliang Shen, Miaoda Shen, Hongxia Liang, Junnan Tang, Bo Wang, Chuang Liu, Peiwen Wang, Jianzeng Dong, Ling Li, Jinying Zhang, Thomas G Caranasos
Cardiac stromal cells (CSCs) can be derived from explant cultures, and a subgroup of these cells is viewed as cardiac mesenchymal stem cells due to their expression of CD90. Here, we sought to determine the therapeutic potential of CD90-positive and CD90-negative CSCs in a rat model of chronic myocardial infarction. We obtain CD90-positive and CD90-negative fractions of CSCs from rat myocardial tissue explant cultures by magnetically activated cell sorting. In vitro, CD90-negative CSCs outperform CD90-positive CSCs in tube formation and cardiomyocyte functional assays...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341436/a-novel-nir-fluorescent-probe-for-monitoring-cox-2-in-inflammation-and-tumor
#18
Qi Zhang, Zhihao Han, Ji Tao, Wancun Zhang, Ping Li, Liping Tang, Yueqing Gu
Targeting COX-2 for molecular imaging is an attractive approach applicable for its overexpression in inflammation and many malignancies. Herein, for monitoring COX-2, we synthesize a specific COX-2 probe CMP, based on celecoxib and a water-soluble near-infrared dye MPA. Its high affinity for binding to COX-2 is verified by molecular docking, dynamics simulation and inhibition assay. At cellular level, CMP selectively accumulates in cytoplasm of COX-2-positive cells. In vivo assays, probe guided-imaging in inflamed or cancerous tissues confirms that CMP can bind to the locally endogenic COX-2 and exhibit intense fluorescence...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341350/the-effects-of-wireless-electromagnetic-fields-on-the-activities-of-carbonic-anhydrase-and-acetylcholinesterase-enzymes-in-various-tissues-of-rats
#19
Umit Muhammet Kocyigit, Parham Taslimi, Fatih Gurses, Sinan Soylu, Sevgi Durna Dastan, İlhami Gulcin
The purpose of our study is to assist in understanding the effects of wireless electromagnetic waves on carbonic anhydrase (CA) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzymes activities in the different tissues of the rats. For this purpose, two different groups each of which contains eight rats (n = 8) were formed as being control group and wireless electromagnetic wave-administered group. The rats were necropsied after 60 min from the injection of chemicals into the rats intraperitoneally. The different tissues of the rats were extracted...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341316/deferoxamine-promotes-mesenchymal-stem-cell-homing-in-noise-induced-injured-cochlea-through-pi3k-akt-pathway
#20
A A Peyvandi, H-A Abbaszadeh, N Ahmady Roozbahany, A Pourbakht, S Khoshsirat, H Haddadzade Niri, H Peyvandi, S Niknazar
OBJECTIVE: Over 5% of the world's population suffers from disabling hearing loss. Stem cell homing in target tissue is an important aspect of cell-based therapy, which its augmentation increases cell therapy efficiency. Deferoxamine (DFO) can induce the Akt activation, and phosphorylation status of AKT (p-AKT) upregulates CXC chemokine receptor-4 (CXCR4) expression. We examined whether DFO can enhance mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) homing in noise-induced damaged cochlea by PI3K/AKT dependent mechanism...
January 17, 2018: Cell Proliferation
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