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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430345/healing-response-of-rat-pulp-treated-with-an-injectable-keratin-hydrogel
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Lavanya Ajay Sharma, Robert M Love, Mohammad A Ali, Ajay Sharma, Soraia Macari, Avadhoot Avadhani, George J Dias
BACKGROUND: Keratin has shown promising outcomes as a biomaterial due to its inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility and regenerative effects. The effect of keratin on repair and regeneration of dental tissues has never been studied before. Current therapies to treat pulp tissues involve its replacement with inert, synthetic materials that do not have a proper biological function, leading to failure and tooth loss. This study aimed to develop a biocompatible keratin hydrogel (KH) suitable for pulp therapies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416846/-influence-of-the-arg-gly-asp-ser-sequence-on-the-biological-effects-of-bioactive-glass-on-human-dental-pulp-cells
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Y Liu, S N Wang, C Y Cui, Y M Dong
OBJECTIVE: Positive effects of bioactive glass (BG) on proliferation, mineralization, and differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) was already verified in various former studies. The Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser sequence (RGDS) was confirmed of affecting cell adhesion. Before further investigation, the objective of this study is to investigate whether RGDS can affect the effects of BG on the adhesion, proliferation and mineralization of hDPCs. METHODS: hDPCs were harvested from third molars of 18-25-year-old individuals after informed consent...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398254/fructose-and-pectin-detection-in-fruit-based-food-products-by-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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Carlo Camerlingo, Marianna Portaccio, Rosarita Tatè, Maria Lepore, Ines Delfino
Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) enables the investigation of samples with weak specific Raman signals, such as opaque samples, including fruit juices and pulp. In this paper, biological apple juices and apple/pear pulp have been studied in order to evidence the presence of fructose and pectin, which are components of great relevance for quality assessment of these kinds of products. In order to perform SERS measurements a low-cost home-made substrate consisting of a glass slide decorated with 30-nm-sized gold nanoparticles has been designed and used...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396925/caffeic-acid-production-by-simultaneous-saccharification-and-fermentation-of-kraft-pulp-using-recombinant-escherichia-coli
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Hideo Kawaguchi, Yohei Katsuyama, Du Danyao, Prihardi Kahar, Sachiko Nakamura-Tsuruta, Hiroshi Teramura, Keiko Wakai, Kumiko Yoshihara, Hiromichi Minami, Chiaki Ogino, Yasuo Ohnishi, Ahikiko Kondo
Caffeic acid (3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid) serves as a building block for thermoplastics and a precursor for biologically active compounds and was recently produced from glucose by microbial fermentation. To produce caffeic acid from inedible cellulose, separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) reactions were compared using kraft pulp as lignocellulosic feedstock. Here, a tyrosine-overproducing Escherichia coli strain was metabolically engineered to produce caffeic acid from glucose by introducing the genes encoding a 4-hydroxyphenyllactate 3-hydroxylase (hpaBC) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and tyrosine ammonia lyase (fevV) from Streptomyces sp...
April 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389072/the-characteristics-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-polycaprolactone-3-dimensional-scaffold-with-osteogenesis-properties-for-tissue-regeneration
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Yung-Cheng Chiu, Hsin-Yuan Fang, Tuan-Ti Hsu, Cheng-Yao Lin, Ming-You Shie
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the mineral trioxide aggregate/polycaprolactone (MTA/PCL) hybrid 3-dimensional (3D) scaffold supplies a suitable microenvironment for the osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) and to further consider the effect of the MTA/PCL composite on the biological performance of hybrid scaffolds. METHODS: MTA was suspended in absolute alcohol and dropped slowly into PCL that was generated with the printable MTA-matrix...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384982/amelogenin-gene-the-pioneer-in-gender-determination-from-forensic-dental-samples
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Priyanjali Dutta, Satish Bhosale, Rajeshwar Singh, Priyanka Gubrellay, Jitendra Patil, Bhumika Sehdev, Sachin Bhagat, Tajinder Bansal
INTRODUCTION: In the event of any mass fatality incident, DNA analysis plays a vital role in disaster victim identification. Teeth are one of the most resistant structures in the human body that resist decomposition hence making them prime choice for extracting DNA for identification of individuals. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis that target regions of Amelogenin gene have become the method of choice for sex determination of biological samples. AIM: Determining the sex of a given DNA sample from either dental pulp or dentin of tooth and help in identification of missing persons and disaster victims...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371765/prerequisite-an-electrohydrolysis-pretreatment-for-anaerobic-digestion-of-lignocellulose-waste-material
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C Veluchamy, V Wilson Raju, Ajay S Kalamdhad
This novel work is focused on evaluating the electrohydrolysis pretreatment conditions (applied voltage and time) and anaerobic digestion process for the biological bioconversion of pulp and paper mill sludge into biogas in batch assay. The pretreatment at 15V for 45min shows highest impact on sludge solubilization. The XRD and FT-IR spectroscopic characterization shows the development of aliphatic, unsaturated and carbonyl carbon functionalities in the pretreated samples. FESEM picture also qualities the change in alteration of structure after pretreatment...
March 25, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351770/2d-nmr-investigation-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-antioxidant-antigenotoxic-and-estrogenic-antiestrogenic-activities-of-strawberry-grape
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Brigida D'Abrosca, Margherita Lavorgna, Monica Scognamiglio, Chiara Russo, Vittoria Graziani, Concetta Piscitelli, Antonio Fiorentino, Marina Isidori
Strawberry grape is considered beneficial due to its extensive phytochemical properties. To expand the knowledge about the chemical constituents and the biological activities of the whole plant, 2D-NMR investigation has been carried out on pulp, peel, seeds, stalks and leaves. Catechin and epicatechin were identified as the main constituents of the seed extract, quercetin and ferulic acid were detected in the leaves and malvidin and cyanidin glucopyranoside in the peels. The leaf, stalk and seed extracts were found to be very rich in phytochemicals and were tested for their ability to reduce the mutagenicity and genotoxicity of standard agents via Salmonella mutagenicity assay and SOS chromotest, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330085/bioprospecting-and-biotechnological-applications-of-fungal-laccase
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Pooja Upadhyay, Rahul Shrivastava, Pavan Kumar Agrawal
Laccase belongs to a small group of enzymes called the blue multicopper oxidases, having the potential ability of oxidation. It belongs to enzymes, which have innate properties of reactive radical production, but its utilization in many fields has been ignored because of its unavailability in the commercial field. There are diverse sources of laccase producing organisms like bacteria, fungi and plants. In fungi, laccase is present in Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, Basidiomycetes and is particularly abundant in many white-rot fungi that degrade lignin...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298928/biological-characteristics-of-fluorescent-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-labeled-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Liang Ma, Ming-Wei Li, Yu Bai, Hui-Hui Guo, Sheng-Chao Wang, Qing Yu
Tracking transplanted stem cells is necessary to clarify cellular properties and improve transplantation success. In this study, we investigate the effects of fluorescent superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIO) (Molday ION Rhodamine-B™, MIRB) on biological properties of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and monitor hDPSCs in vitro and in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Morphological analysis showed that intracellular MIRB particles were distributed in the cytoplasm surrounding the nuclei of hDPSCs...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295583/ameloblastin-upregulates-inflammatory-response-through-induction-of-il-1%C3%AE-in-human-macrophages
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Mai Otsuka, Toshinori Okinaga, Wataru Ariyoshi, Chiaki Kitamura, Tatsuji Nishihara
Ameloblastin (AMBN) is an enamel matrix protein that has various biological functions such as healing dental pulp and repairing bone fractures. In the present study, we clarified the effect of AMBN on the expression of an inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated human macrophages. Real-time RT-PCR analysis showed that LPS treatment upregulated expression of the IL-1β gene in U937 cells. Interestingly, AMBN significantly enhanced IL-1β gene expression in LPS-treated U937 cells as well as the secretion of mature IL-1β into culture supernatants by these cells...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294199/management-of-an-immature-partially-necrotic-permanent-molar-by-pulp-revascularization-%C3%A2-two-year-follow-up
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Julian Schmoeckel, Mhd Said Mourad, Christian H Splieth, Ruth M Santamaria
Root canal treatment of immature teeth is considered a great challenge for both the dentist and the patient. The thinness of the root canals walls and the lack of an apical barrier leads to unpredictable treatment results. Revascularization is a novel promising treatment option in the field of regenerative endodontics for management of immature necrotic permanent teeth. This case presents a successful treatment of an 8-year-old patient with a partially necrotic, immature permanent mandibular right first molar pulp by revascularization...
March 14, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284102/g-protein-coupled-calcium-sensing-receptor-is-a-crucial-mediator-of-mta-induced-biological-activities
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Jin Man Kim, Seulki Choi, Kyu Hwan Kwack, Sun-Young Kim, Hyeon-Woo Lee, Kyungpyo Park
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a calcium silicate-based bioactive material that has been extensively used in dentistry. MTA has been highlighted in its diverse biological functions and excellent clinical outcomes. However, limited insight into the intracellular signaling pathways has been provided to explain the biological activities of MTA. Here, we firstly elucidate that the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a major signaling mediator of MTA-induced biological reactions through versatile live imaging techniques of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs)...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257256/biological-effects-of-provisional-resin-materials-on-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#14
S-K Jun, C Mahapatra, H-H Lee, H-W Kim, J-H Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the in vitro cytotoxicity as well as the proinflammatory cytokine expression of provisional resin materials on primary cultured human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs). METHODS: Five commercially available provisional resin materials were chosen (SNAP [SN], Luxatemp [LT], Jet [JE], Revotek LC [RL], and Vipi block [VB]). Eluates that were either polymerizing or already set were added to hDPSCs under serially diluted conditions divided into three different setting times (25% set, 50% set, and 100% set) and incubated for 24 hours with 2× concentrated culture media...
March 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254309/osteo-growth-induction-titanium-surface-treatment-reduces-ros-production-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-increasing-their-osteogenic-commitment
#15
Paolo Ghensi, Eriberto Bressan, Chiara Gardin, Letizia Ferroni, Lucio Ruffato, Mauro Caberlotto, Claudio Soldini, Barbara Zavan
Surface characteristics play a special role for the biological performance of implants and several strategies are available to this end. The OGI (Osteo Growth Induction) titanium surface is a surface, obtained by applying a strong acid onto the blasted surface. The aim of this in-vitro study is to evaluate in vitro the osteoproperties of OGI surfaces on Mesenchymal Stem cells derived from dental pulp. Our results confirm that this treatment exert a positive effect on mitochondrial homeostasis, as shown by a decrease in ROS production related to environmental stress on the mitochondria...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198096/treated-dentin-matrix-paste-as-a-novel-pulp-capping-agent-for-dentin-regeneration
#16
Jinlong Chen, Caiyun Cui, Xiangchen Qiao, Bo Yang, Mei Yu, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
Regenerating dentin and preserving pulp vitality are the two key targets for the treatment of dental pulp exposure. Calcium hydroxide (CH), the widely used capping agent, may induce potential tunnel defect in reparative dentin and cause inflammation or even necrosis in pulp tissues. This study aimed to produce a novel pulp capping agent with better bioactivities. Treated dentin matrix (TDM) paste (TDMP) was fabricated consisting of TDM powder and aqueous TDM extract. The chemical and biological characteristics of TDMP were investigated, and its effect on the odontogenic differentiation of dental pulp stem cells explored at gene and protein level; the therapeutic effect for pulp exposure in miniature swine was further verified...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192482/characterization-of-the-disruption-of-neural-control-strategies-for-dynamic-fingertip-forces-from-attractor-reconstruction
#17
Lorenzo Peppoloni, Emily L Lawrence, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Francisco J Valero-Cuevas
The Strength-Dexterity (SD) test measures the ability of the pulps of the thumb and index finger to compress a compliant and slender spring prone to buckling at low forces (<3N). We know that factors such as aging and neurodegenerative conditions bring deteriorating physiological changes (e.g., at the level of motor cortex, cerebellum, and basal ganglia), which lead to an overall loss of dexterous ability. However, little is known about how these changes reflect upon the dynamics of the underlying biological system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188331/urnula-sp-an-endophyte-of-dicksonia-antarctica-making-a-fragrant-mixture-of-biologically-active-volatile-organic-compounds
#18
Gary Strobel, Amy Ericksen, Joe Sears, Jie Xie, Brad Geary, Bryan Blatt
Urnula sp. was isolated as an endophyte of Dicksonia antarctica and identified primarily on the basis of its ITS sequence and morphological features. The anamorphic state of the fungus appeared as a hyphomyceteous-like fungus as based on its features in culture and scanning electron microscopy examination of its spores. On potato dextrose agar (PDA), the organism makes a characteristic fragrance resembling peach pie with vanilla overtones. A GC/MS analysis done on the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of this organism, trapped by carbotrap methodology, revealed over 150 compounds with high MS matching quality being noted for 44 of these...
February 10, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165379/in-vitro-lipophilic-antioxidant-capacity-antidiabetic-and-antibacterial-activity-of-citrus-fruits-extracts-from-aceh-indonesia
#19
Ernawita, Ruri Agung Wahyuono, Jana Hesse, Uta-Christina Hipler, Peter Elsner, Volker Böhm
This study reports in vitro lipophilic antioxidant, inhibition of α-amylase and antibacterial activities of extracts of peel and pulp of citrus samples from Aceh, Indonesia. HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography), phytochemical, and FTIR (fourier transform infrared) analysis detected carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolic acids and terpenoids, contributing to the biological potencies. Most peel and pulp extracts contained lutein and lower concentrations of zeaxanthin, α-carotene, β-carotene and β-cryptoxanthin...
February 3, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164460/development-and-application-of-led-arrays-for-use-in-phototherapy-research
#20
Mohammed A Hadis, Paul R Cooper, Michael R Milward, Patricia C Gorecki, Edward Tarte, James Churm, William M Palin
Lasers/LEDs demonstrate therapeutic effects for a range of biomedical applications. However, a consensus on effective light irradiation parameters and efficient and reliable measurement techniques remain limited. The objective here is to develop, characterise and demonstrate the application of LED arrays in order to progress and improve the effectiveness and accuracy of in vitro photobiomodulation studies. 96-well plate format LED arrays (400-850 nm) were developed and characterised to accurately assess irradiance delivery to cell cultures...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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