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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812610/genome-wide-interrogation-advances-resolution-of-recalcitrant-groups-in-the-tree-of-life
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Dahiana Arcila, Guillermo Ortí, Richard Vari, Jonathan W Armbruster, Melanie L J Stiassny, Kyung D Ko, Mark H Sabaj, John Lundberg, Liam J Revell, Ricardo Betancur-R
Much progress has been achieved in disentangling evolutionary relationships among species in the tree of life, but some taxonomic groups remain difficult to resolve despite increasing availability of genome-scale data sets. Here we present a practical approach to studying ancient divergences in the face of high levels of conflict, based on explicit gene genealogy interrogation (GGI). We show its efficacy in resolving the controversial relationships within the largest freshwater fish radiation (Otophysi) based on newly generated DNA sequences for 1,051 loci from 225 species...
January 13, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812067/nonlinear-imaging-microscopy-for-assessing-structural-and-photochemical-modifications-upon-laser-removal-of-dammar-varnish-on-photosensitive-substrates
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M Oujja, S Psilodimitrakopoulos, E Carrasco, M Sanz, A Philippidis, A Selimis, P Pouli, G Filippidis, M Castillejo
The nonlinear optical microscopy (NLM) modalities of Multi-Photon Excited Fluorescence (MPEF) and Third Harmonic Generation (THG) have been combined in this work to characterize as a function of depth with micrometric resolution the type and extent of morphological and photochemical modifications that take place upon ultraviolet (UV) pulsed laser removal of a dammar varnish layer applied on a photosensitive substrate. The latter consists on a layer of the synthetic polymer poly-methyl methacrylate doped with a photosensitizer, the aromatic compound 1,4-di[2-(5-phenyloxazolyl)] benzene, that strongly fluoresces upon UV light illumination...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811976/long-lived-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-slice-cultures-enable-precise-study-of-the-immune-microenvironment
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Xiuyun Jiang, Y David Seo, Jae Hyuck Chang, Andrew Coveler, Eslam N Nigjeh, Sheng Pan, Florencia Jalikis, Raymond S Yeung, Ian N Crispe, Venu G Pillarisetty
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) remains a deadly disease that is rarely cured, despite many recent successes with immunotherapy for other malignancies. As the human disease is heavily infiltrated by effector T cells, we postulated that accurately modeling the PDA immune microenvironment would allow us to study mechanisms of immunosuppression that could be overcome for therapeutic benefit. Using viable precision-cut slices from fresh PDA, we developed an organotypic culture system for this purpose. We confirmed that cultured slices maintain their baseline morphology, surface area, and microenvironment after at least 6 d in culture, and demonstrated slice survival by MTT assay and by immunohistochemistry staining with Ki-67 and cleaved-Caspase-3 antibodies...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811708/involvement-of-crf2-signaling-in-enterocyte-differentiation
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Benjamin Ducarouge, Marjolaine Pelissier-Rota, Rebecca Powell, Alain Buisson, Bruno Bonaz, Muriel Jacquier-Sarlin
AIM: To determine the role of corticotropin releasing factor receptor (CRF2) in epithelial permeability and enterocyte cell differentiation. METHODS: For this purpose, we used rat Sprague Dawley and various colon carcinoma cell lines (SW620, HCT8R, HT-29 and Caco-2 cell lines). Expression of CRF2 protein was analyzed by fluorescent immunolabeling in normal rat colon and then by western blot in dissociated colonic epithelial cells and in the lysates of colon carcinoma cell lines or during the early differentiation of HT-29 cells (ten first days)...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811665/optimization-of-storage-temperature-for-retention-of-undifferentiated-cell-character-of-cultured-human-epidermal-cell-sheets
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Catherine J Jackson, Sjur Reppe, Jon R Eidet, Lars Eide, Kim A Tønseth, Linda H Bergersen, Darlene A Dartt, May Griffith, Tor P Utheim
Cultured epidermal cell sheets (CES) containing undifferentiated cells are useful for treating skin burns and have potential for regenerative treatment of other types of epithelial injuries. The undifferentiated phenotype is therefore important for success in both applications. This study aimed to optimize a method for one-week storage of CES for their widespread distribution and use in regenerative medicine. The effect of storage temperatures 4 °C, 8 °C, 12 °C, 16 °C, and 24 °C on CES was evaluated...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810603/intratracheal-administration-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-improves-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-ventricular-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-following-myocardial-infarction
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Xuelian Wang, Qingqing Xu, Tianqi Li, Yaocong Rong, Weilin Hong, Yan Huang, Xingui Guo
Pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease is associated with poor outcomes. This study investigated the beneficial effects of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) inhalation on pulmonary pressure and ventricular remodeling in a rat model of heart failure (HF) following myocardial infarction (MI). To assess the effect of ISDN on pulmonary pressure, 20 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized to four groups: Normal saline (NS) 1 ml/kg, ISDN 1 mg/kg, NS 3 ml/kg or ISDN 3 mg/kg following coronary ligation. Assessments included pulmonary and systemic artery pressure alterations, lung weight/body weight and plasma nitric oxide (NO) concentration...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810324/-minimal-residual-disease-level-predicts-outcomes-in-the-non-favorable-risk-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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X Ren, T Zhao, J Wang, H H Zhu, H Jiang, J S Jia, S M Yang, B Jiang, D B Wang, X J Huang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore impact of minimal residual leukemia (MRD) on outcomes in the non-favorable risk adults with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) . Methods: From January 2008 to February 2016, data of consecutive newly-diagnosed non-favorable risk adults with AML (non-APL) according to SWOG criteria who achieved morphologic leukemia-free state (MLFS) and received continuous chemotherapy were assessed retrospectively. Results: 292 AML patients were enrolled, 150 (51.4%) were male. Median age was 46 years (range, 18-65 years) ...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810293/-comparative-study-of-three-different-decalcifying-solutions-in-bone-metastasis-specimens-with-breast-cancer
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H Y Wu, T Wang, K L Chen, Z W Fan, X H Pu, B Zhang, X S Fan, F Q Meng
Objective: To investigate the optimal strategy for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining in bone metastasis specimens from breast cancer. Methods: Twenty-eight bone metastases specimens from breast cancers were divided into three groups and subjected to different decalcifying agents (group A-10% nitrate, group B-EDTA decalcification, and group C-imported decalcifying solution RapidCal). The effects of those on HE and IHC staining for Ki-67, ER, PR, GATA3, RANK, RANKL, HER2 and HER2 FISH results were assessed. Results: There were no significant differences among three groups in HE morphology and IHC staining...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808846/age-related-changes-in-morphology-of-left-atrial-appendage-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yukina Hirata, Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Rikuto Shimizu, Yuta Torii, Susumu Nishio, Yoshihito Saijo, Shoichiro Takao, Takeshi Soeki, Masataka Sata
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between age and frequency of left atrial appendage (LAA) morphology in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with sinus rhythm (SR). We enrolled 145 AF patients, and 199 SR patients for the control group without any cardiovascular disease. LAA volume index (LAAVi) and morphology were assessed by electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography angiography. LAA morphology was classified into "chicken wing" or "non-chicken wing" according to the previously described classification...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808452/root-morphology-and-canal-configuration-of-first-and-second-maxillary-molars-in-a-selected-iranian-population-a-cone-beam-computed-tomography-evaluation
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Abbasali Khademi, Asieh Zamani Naser, Zahra Bahreinian, Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, Mojtaba Najarian, Saber Khazaei
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate root canal morphology of maxillary first and second molars and also to assess the prevalence and morphology of the second mesiobuccal canal (MB2) in these teeth, using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this cross-sectional study, the total of 470 CBCT images from the archive of Radiology Department of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran, was evaluated and 295 images were selected...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808402/role-of-adiantum-philippense-l-on-glucose-uptake-in-isolated-pancreatic-cells-and-inhibition-of-adipocyte-differentiation-in-3t3-l1-cell-line
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Tania Paul, Kishori G Apte, Pradeep B Parab, Biswadeep Das
BACKGROUND: Adiantum philippense (AP) is a pteridophyte that shows antihyperglycemic activity in vivo diabetic model, but the mechanism of action is unknown. OBJECTIVE: AP was found to play a pivotal role in minimizing the high blood glucose in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Simultaneously, it was observed that it could maintain the normal lipid profile even in diabetic condition. To investigate its insulin-like activity along with its inhibitory role on adipocyte differentiation became the objective of our present study...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808400/induction-of-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-by-flavokawain-c-on-ht-29-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-via-enhancement-of-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-upregulation-of-p21-p27-and-gadd153-and-inactivation-of-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-proteins
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Chung-Weng Phang, Saiful Anuar Karsani, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Chalcones have been shown to exhibit anti-cancer properties by targeting multiple molecular pathways. It was, therefore, of interest to investigate flavokawain C (FKC), a naturally occurring chalcone, which can be isolated from Kava (Piper methysticum Forst) root extract. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of FKC on the growth of HT-29 cells and its underlying mechanism of action. Cell viability of HT-29 cells was assessed by Sulforhodamine B assay after FKC treatment. Induction of apoptosis was examined by established morphological and biochemical assays...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807817/assessment-of-glutathione-glutathione-disulphide-ratio-and-s-glutathionylated-proteins-in-human-blood-solid-tissues-and-cultured-cells
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Daniela Giustarini, Graziano Colombo, Maria Lisa Garavaglia, Emanuela Astori, Nicola Marcello Portinaro, Francesco Reggiani, Salvatore Badalamenti, Anna Maria Aloisi, Annalisa Santucci, Ranieri Rossi, Aldo Milzani, Isabella Dalle-Donne
Glutathione (GSH) is the major non-protein thiol in humans and other mammals, which is present in millimolar concentrations within cells, but at much lower concentrations in the blood plasma. GSH and GSH-related enzymes act both to prevent oxidative damage and to detoxify electrophiles. Under oxidative stress, two GSH molecules become linked by a disulphide bridge to form glutathione disulphide (GSSG). Therefore, assessment of the GSH/GSSG ratio may provide an estimation of cellular redox metabolism. Current evidence resulting from studies in human blood, solid tissues, and cultured cells suggests that GSH also plays a prominent role in protein redox regulation via S-glutathionylation, i...
August 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807503/morphological-physiological-and-dietary-covariation-in-migratory-and-resident-adult-brown-trout-salmo-trutta
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Kathryn S Peiman, Kim Birnie-Gauvin, Martin H Larsen, Scott F Colborne, Kathleen M Gilmour, Kim Aarestrup, William G Willmore, Steven J Cooke
The causes and consequences of trait relationships within and among the categories of physiology, morphology, and life-history remain poorly studied. Few studies cross the boundaries of these categories, and recent reviews have pointed out not only the dearth of evidence for among-category correlations but that trait relationships may change depending on the ecological conditions a population faces. We examined changes in mean values and correlations between traits in a partially migrant population of brown trout when migrant sea-run and resident stream forms were breeding sympatrically...
July 14, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807411/timp3-is-regulated-by-pericytes-upon-shear-stress-detection-leading-to-a-modified-endothelial-cell-response
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C Schrimpf, T Koppen, J S Duffield, U Böer, S David, W Ziegler, A Haverich, O E Teebken, M Wilhelmi
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is a hallmark of cardiovascular disease. Shear stress on endothelial cells has been linked to atherogenesis and to fibrous cap thinning and rupture. Pericytes reside in the sub-endothelial space of vessels and have vasoprotective effects. They are subjected to shear stress when endothelial cell integrity is disrupted. The aim was to investigate the susceptibility and response of pericytes to shear stress. METHODS: Endothelial cells and pericytes were seeded in two dimensional monocultures and co-cultures, and in a novel three dimensional co-culture system and were subjected to no, low and high shear stress (0, 10, 30 dyne/cm(2)) for 48 h...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807342/accuracy-and-interobserver-agreement-of-retroareolar-frozen-sections-in-nipple-sparing-mastectomies
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David A Suarez-Zamora, Luis E Barrera-Herrera, Mauricio A Palau-Lazaro, Fabio Torres-Franco, Alejandro Orozco-Plazas, Lisette Barreto-Hauzeur, Paula A Rodriguez-Urrego
In the last decades, surgical treatment of breast cancer has enormously changed. As a result, nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has evolved as an oncologically safe and cosmetic approach. NSM includes a subareolar frozen section to evaluate malignancy. We determined the accuracy of subareolar frozen section diagnosis, analyzed the discrepancy factor, and estimated the interobserver agreement of frozen section in NSM. A retrospective review of all NSMs at our institution from 2009 to 2015 was performed. Frozen sections were compared to the final diagnoses to analyze the accuracy of subareolar frozen sections...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807276/establishment-rate-of-cattle-gastrointestinal-nematodes-in-farmed-red-deer-cervus-elaphus
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S J Ten Doesschate, W E Pomroy, D Tapia-Escárate, I Scott, P R Wilson
Red deer can be infected with some gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) of cattle but it is unknown to what extent. An indoor study was conducted to determine the establishment rate of cattle GIN in young deer. Five young calves and 5 young red deer were used. They were effectively treated with anthelmintics when housed and then infected 2 weeks later. After four weeks they were killed for total worm counts. Establishment rates were assessed comparing worm counts to the infective dose which were identified morphologically, and to the relative establishment rate of different species...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807200/a-sequential-assessment-of-the-preservation-injury-in-porcine-intestines
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Mihai Oltean, Lucian Jiga, Mats Hellström, John Söfteland, Marius Papurica, Teodora Hoinoiu, Mihai Ionac, Anna Casselbrant
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental evidence strongly suggest that ischemia-reperfusion injury after intestinal transplantation has deleterious short- and long-term effects and finding means to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major research area. The anatomical and physiological similarities between the human and porcine digestive tract favor its use as a preclinical model for translational research. Intriguingly, no systematic appraisal of the development of the intestinal preservation injury in pigs is available...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807065/possible-role-of-dickkopf-1-protein-in-the-pathogenesis-of-tympanosclerosis-in-a-rat-model
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Y Zhang, S Wang, Y Zheng, A Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the expression of DKK1 protein in an experimental model of tympanosclerosis and its possible role in the pathogenesis of this disorder. METHODS: Forty Sprague Dawley rats were included in the study: 20 in the control group (which received no treatment) and 20 in the experimental group (which received an incision to induce tympanosclerosis). Otomicroscopy was performed to observe the development of myringosclerosis. Haematoxylin and eosin staining was performed to observe the morphological changes...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807010/angiogenic-potency-evaluation-of-cell-therapy-candidates-by-a-novel-application-of-the-in-vitro-aortic-ring-assay
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Farwah Iqbal, Peter Szaraz, Matthew Librach, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: Due to limitations of current angiogenesis assays, we aimed to develop a novel application of the rat aortic ring assay to assess the angiogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). First-trimester human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (FTM HUCPVCs) have multipotent characteristics and previously demonstrated angiogenic potential. We compared the effect of this young source of MSCs and adult bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) on ex vivo aortic endothelial network formation...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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