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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636198/actin-filament-reorganisation-controlled-by-the-scar-wave-complex-mediates-stomatal-response-to-darkness
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Jean-Charles Isner, Zaoxu Xu, Joaquim Miguel Costa, Fabien Monnet, Thomas Batstone, Xiaobin Ou, Michael J Deeks, Bernard Genty, Kun Jiang, Alistair M Hetherington
Stomata respond to darkness by closing to prevent excessive water loss during the night. Although the reorganisation of actin filaments during stomatal closure is documented, the underlying mechanisms responsible for dark-induced cytoskeletal arrangement remain largely unknown. We used genetic, physiological and cell biological approaches to show that reorganisation of the actin cytoskeleton is required for dark-induced stomatal closure. The opal5 mutant does not close in response to darkness but exhibits wild-type (WT) behaviour when exposed to abscisic acid (ABA) or CaCl2 ...
June 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634752/comparison-of-three-treatment-strategies-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Guangquan Liu, Jiacong Wu, Jian Cao, Yunping Xue, Chencheng Dai, Juan Xu, Xuemei Jia
PURPOSE: To explore the optimal treatment for cesarean scar pregnancy. METHOD: In total, 86 women diagnosed with a cesarean scar pregnancy were divided into three groups according to treatment. The human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) decline percentage, intraoperative blood loss and success rate were analyzed in Group A [combination of uterine arterial embolization (UAE), local methotrexate (MTX) injection and dilation & curettage (D&C)], Group B (combination of UAE and local MTX injection) and Group C (D&C)...
June 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633753/tumor-necrosis-factor-induced-alopecia-alternative-pathology-and-therapy
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Jeremy Udkoff, Philip R Cohen
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors are used to treat Crohn disease and psoriasis. Although they are typically well tolerated, adverse effects include the development of alopecia, and paradoxically, psoriatic lesions. We recently described a woman with Crohn disease who developed alopecia and scalp psoriasis during infliximab therapy. After discontinuing infliximab and beginning oral and topical therapies, her alopecia completely resolved. We compared our experience with that of the Craddock et al. who described a woman with Crohn disease and alopecia secondary to adalimumab therapy...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633074/programming-cells-for-cardiac-repair
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Rocco Romagnuolo, Michael A Laflamme
Because the heart is a poorly regenerative organ, there has been considerable interest in developing novel cell-based approaches to restore lost contractile function after myocardial infarction (MI). While a wide variety of candidate cell types have been tested in animal MI models, the vast majority of clinical trials have used adult stem cell types, usually derived from bone marrow. These studies have generally yielded disappointing results, an outcome that may reflect in part the limited cardiogenic potential of the adult stem cell sources employed...
June 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632950/fibroblastic-connective-tissue-nevus-clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-14-cases
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Ilaria Pennacchia, Heinz Kutzner, Dmitry V Kazakov, Thomas Mentzel
BACKGROUND: We present herein a series of 14 lesions showing overlapping features with the newly defined benign cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasm labelled as fibroblastic connective tissue nevus (FCTN). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight patients were male and five were female, ranging in age from 1 to 56 years. Lesions appeared as isolated nodules or plaques on the trunk (7 cases), the limbs (4 cases) and the neck (2 cases). Histologically, all cases were composed of bundles of bland spindle cells of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic lineage irregularly branching within the reticular dermis and along fibrous septa in the subcutis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632571/elastic-fibers-in-scars-and-alopecia
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Dirk M Elston
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July 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632131/reciprocal-analyses-in-zebrafish-and-medaka-reveal-that-harnessing-the-immune-response-promotes-cardiac-regeneration
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Didier Yr Stainier, Shih-Lei Ben Lai, Rubén Marín-Juez, Pedro Luís Moura, Carsten Kuenne, Jason Kuan Han Lai, Ayele Taddese Tsedeke, Stefan Guenther, Mario Looso
Zebrafish display a distinct ability to regenerate their heart following injury. However, this ability is not shared by another teleost, the medaka. In order to identify cellular and molecular bases for this difference, we performed comparative transcriptomic analyses following cardiac cryoinjury. This comparison points to major differences in immune cell dynamics between these models. Upon closer examination, we observed delayed and reduced macrophage recruitment in medaka, along with delayed neutrophil clearance...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632033/overexpression-of-alk5-induces-human-tenon-s-capsule-fibroblasts-transdifferentiation-and-fibrosis-in-vitro
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Shu-Hao Fu, Hui-Ying Wang, Jia-Ying Zhang, Hui-Min Shi, Nan Zhang, Wen Ye, Yi-Qin Xiao
PURPOSE: To investigate the involvement of activin receptor-like kinase 5 (ALK5) in human Tenon's capsule fibroblasts (HTFs) transdifferentiation and fibrosis. METHODS: (1) Cultured HTFs were treated with transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) at different concentrations for different durations, mRNA expression of ALK5 and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) was measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) while protein expression of ALK5, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and extracellular matrix deposition including fibronectin (FN) and collagen I (Col1) was assessed by western blot...
February 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631522/evidence-based-management-of-non-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies
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Aderemi Olaoluwa Alalade, Fredrick John Ennis Smith, Charlotte Emma Kendall, Funlayo Odejinmi
Recent advances in ultrasonography and the use of other modalities including magnetic resonance imaging scans have led to the early and more accurate diagnosis of non-tubal ectopic pregnancies (NTE). As a result, the management of these pregnancies has evolved. This article addresses the management options currently available for NTE. While surgical management remains the mainstay of treatment for ovarian, abdominal and cornual ectopics, there is growing evidence that some of these can be managed medically...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631355/quantitative-risk-assessment-to-guide-the-treatment-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Qingxian Fang, Li Sun, Yunhui Tang, Cuifeng Qian, Xiaoying Yao
OBJECTIVE: To develop a risk-factor scoring system for the prediction of bleeding during ultrasound-guided dilation and curettage (D&C) for cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: The retrospective study included patients with a CSP of 31-67 days who underwent transabdominal ultrasound-guided D&C in 2010-2014. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to identify risk factors for the need of Foley catheter hemostasis. The predictive accuracy of a risk-scoring system based on significant factors was evaluated by receiver operating curve analysis...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630792/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-treatment-in-a-case-with-pneumococcal-keratitis
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Ayşe Bozkurt Oflaz, Banu Bozkurt, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir
Bacterial keratitis is a serious ocular infectious disease that can threaten vision. The disease generally progresses rapidly and can lead to corneal scar, stromal abscess formation, perforation, and dissemination to adjacent tissues if not treated properly. Recent studies showed that corneal collagen crosslinking (CCC) using ultraviolet-A/riboflavin is effective in the treatment of bacterial keratitis refractory to topical antibiotic treatment. In addition to being bactericidal, CCC also decreases risk of perforation by strengthening the corneal collagen structure...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630240/port-site-endometrioma-a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-wall-pain-following-laparoscopic-surgery
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Zohaib A Siddiqui, Fahd Husain, Zain Siddiqui, Midhat Siddiqui
Endometriomas are a rare cause of abdominal wall pain. We report a case of a port site endometrioma presenting with an umbilical swelling. The patient underwent a laparoscopy for pelvic endometriosis 6 months previously and presented with a swelling around her umbilical port site scar associated with cyclical pain during menses. Ultrasound scan reported a well-defined lesion in the umbilicus and MRI scanning excluded other pathology. As she was symptomatic, she underwent an exploration of the scar and excision of the endometrioma with resolution of her symptoms...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630171/distinctive-left-ventricular-activations-associated-with-ecg-pattern-in-heart-failure-patients
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Nicolas Derval, Josselin Duchateau, Saagar Mahida, Romain Eschalier, Frederic Sacher, Joost Lumens, Hubert Cochet, Arnaud Denis, Xavier Pillois, Seigo Yamashita, Yuki Komatsu, Sylvain Ploux, Sana Amraoui, Adlane Zemmoura, Philippe Ritter, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haissaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Pierre Bordachar
BACKGROUND: In contrast to patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB), heart failure patients with narrow QRS and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay (NICD) display a relatively limited response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. We sought to compare left ventricular (LV) activation patterns in heart failure patients with narrow QRS and NICD to patients with LBBB using high-density electroanatomic activation maps. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two heart failure patients (narrow QRS [n=18], LBBB [n=11], NICD [n=23]) underwent 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping with a high density of mapping points (387±349 LV)...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630170/characterization-of-aortic-valve-closure-artifact-during-outflow-tract-mapping-correlation-with-hemodynamics-and-mechanical-valves
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Jorge Romero, Olujimi Ajijola, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Roderick Tung
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions originating in the left ventricle outflow tract represent a significant subgroup of patients referred for catheter ablation. Mechanical artifacts from aortic valve leaflet motion may be observed during mapping, although the incidence and characteristics have not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-eight consecutive patients with left ventricle outflow tract premature ventricular contraction were included. Electric signals recorded on the ablation catheter not coincident with atrial or ventricular depolarization were analyzed on the recording system...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629945/anthropometric-and-aesthetic-outcomes-for-the-nasolabial-region-in-101-consecutive-african-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-one-year-after-repair-using-the-anatomical-subunit-approximation-technique
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S Mbuyi-Musanzayi, F Tshilombo Katombe, P Lukusa Tshilobo, P Kalenga Mwenze Kayamba, K Devriendt, H Reychler
One hundred and one patients with complete or incomplete cleft lip underwent the anatomical subunit approximation technique for repair. The patients were followed up prospectively for 1year. The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes for the nasolabial area through anthropometric measurements and assessment of the Asher-McDade Aesthetic Index and Steffensen's criteria at 1year after surgery. Six assessors (three cleft surgeons and three non-surgeon medical professionals) examined cropped images; reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629444/microrna-98-inhibits-the-cell-proliferation-of-human-hypertrophic-scar-fibroblasts-via-targeting-col1a1
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Sheng Bi, Linlin Chai, Xi Yuan, Chuan Cao, Shirong Li
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic scarring (HS) is a severe disease, and results from unusual wound healing. Col1A1 could promote the hypertrophic scar formation, and the expression of Col1A1 in HS tissue was markedly higher than that in the normal. In present study, we aimed to identify miRNAs as post-transcriptional regulators of Col1A1 in HS. METHODS: MicroRNA-98 was selected as the key miRNA comprised in HS. The mRNA levels of miR-98 in HS tissues and the matched normal skin tissues were determined by qRT-PCR...
June 19, 2017: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
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Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628354/soft-tissue-enhancement-and-implant-placement-following-partial-mandibulectomy-due-to-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Fabio Bernardello, Giampietro Bertasi, Ralph Mackey Powers, Sergio Spinato, Andrea Viaggi, Jimmie Bullock, Pietro Felice
Many dental procedures allow for implant placement in partially or totally edentulous patients. Despite the availability of various implant and abutment types on the market, it often becomes quite challenging to achieve the biological and esthetic goals in a patient who has ridge deficiencies. Where problems will arise is from the lack of adequate bone quality and quantity.1,2 Soft tissue form and maintenance is also a consideration to evaluate.3 Primary reconstructive techniques following segmental mandibulectomy is evolving and improves quality of life...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628111/interaction-of-reactive-astrocytes-with-type-i-collagen-induces-astrocytic-scar-formation-through-the-integrin-n-cadherin-pathway-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Masamitsu Hara, Kazu Kobayakawa, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Hiromi Kumamaru, Kazuya Yokota, Takeyuki Saito, Ken Kijima, Shingo Yoshizaki, Katsumi Harimaya, Yasuharu Nakashima, Seiji Okada
Central nervous system (CNS) injury transforms naive astrocytes into reactive astrocytes, which eventually become scar-forming astrocytes that can impair axonal regeneration and functional recovery. This sequential phenotypic change, known as reactive astrogliosis, has long been considered unidirectional and irreversible. However, we report here that reactive astrocytes isolated from injured spinal cord reverted in retrograde to naive astrocytes when transplanted into a naive spinal cord, whereas they formed astrocytic scars when transplanted into injured spinal cord, indicating the environment-dependent plasticity of reactive astrogliosis...
June 19, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627680/bmp%C3%A2-7-suppresses-excessive-scar-formation-by-activating-the-bmp%C3%A2-7-smad1-5-8-signaling-pathway
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Jingdong Guo, Quan Lin, Ying Shao, Li Rong, Duo Zhang
Scarring is the inevitable consequence of wound repair, which may cause significant physical and mental pain to patients when excessive. Bone morphogenetic protein‑7 (BMP‑7) has been proved to inhibit TGF‑β‑induced fibrosis in various tissues including dermal papilla cells. However, the effect of BMP‑7 on hypertrophic scarring, a common proliferative disorder of dermal fibroblasts, has not been determined. To overcome this problem, the present study established a mouse model of thermal injury to investigate the inhibitory effects of BMP‑7 on scar formation...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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