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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330085/bioprospecting-and-biotechnological-applications-of-fungal-laccase
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REVIEW
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
#6
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
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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
#8
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
#9
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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117963/chitosan-intercalated-montmorillonite-poly-vinyl-alcohol-nanofibers-as-a-platform-to-guide-neuronlike-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Hatef Ghasemi Hamidabadi, Zahra Rezvani, Maryam Nazm Bojnordi, Haji Shirinzadeh, Alexander M Seifalian, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Mojgan Razaghpour, Abbas Alibakhshi, Abolfazl Yazdanpanah, Maryam Salimi, Masoud Mozafari, Aleksandra M Urbanska, Rui L Reis, Subhas C Kundu, Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi
In this study, we present a novel chitosan-intercalated montmorillonite/poly(vinyl alcohol) (OMMT/PVA) nanofibrous mesh as a microenvironment for guiding differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) toward neuronlike cells. The OMMT was prepared through ion exchange reaction between the montmorillonite (MMT) and chitosan. The PVA solutions containing various concentrations of OMMT were electrospun to form 3D OMMT-PVA nanofibrous meshes. The biomechanical and biological characteristics of the nanofibrous meshes were evaluated by ATR-FTIR, XRD, SEM, MTT, and LDH specific activity, contact angle, and DAPI staining...
March 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117776/development-of-a-direct-pulp-capping-model-for-the-evaluation-of-pulpal-wound-healing-and-reparative-dentin-formation-in-mice
#14
Minju Song, Sol Kim, Terresa Kim, Sil Park, Ki-Hyuk Shin, Mo Kang, No-Hee Park, Reuben Kim
Dental pulp is a vital organ of a tooth fully protected by enamel and dentin. When the pulp is exposed due to cariogenic or iatrogenic injuries, it is often capped with biocompatible materials in order to expedite pulpal wound healing. The ultimate goal is to regenerate reparative dentin, a physical barrier that functions as a "biological seal" and protects the underlying pulp tissue. Although this direct pulp-capping procedure has long been used in dentistry, the underlying molecular mechanism of pulpal wound healing and reparative dentin formation is still poorly understood...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098169/ifn-%C3%AE-regulates-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-behavior-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signaling
#15
Xinyao He, Wenkai Jiang, Zhirong Luo, Tiejun Qu, Zhihua Wang, Ningning Liu, Yaqing Zhang, Paul R Cooper, Wenxi He
During caries, dental pulp expresses a range of pro-inflammatory cytokines in response to the infectious challenge. Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) is a dimerized soluble cytokine, which is critical for immune responses. Previous study has demonstrated that IFN-γ at relative high concentration (100 ng/mL) treatment improved the impaired dentinogenic and immunosuppressive regulatory functions of disease-derived dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs). However, little is known about the regulatory effects of IFN-γ at relative low concentration on healthy DPSC behavior (including proliferation, migration, and multiple-potential differentiation)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096391/network-based-integration-of-systems-genetics-data-reveals-pathways-associated-with-lignocellulosic-biomass-accumulation-and-processing
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Eshchar Mizrachi, Lieven Verbeke, Nanette Christie, Ana C Fierro, Shawn D Mansfield, Mark F Davis, Erica Gjersing, Gerald A Tuskan, Marc Van Montagu, Yves Van de Peer, Kathleen Marchal, Alexander A Myburg
As a consequence of their remarkable adaptability, fast growth, and superior wood properties, eucalypt tree plantations have emerged as key renewable feedstocks (over 20 million ha globally) for the production of pulp, paper, bioenergy, and other lignocellulosic products. However, most biomass properties such as growth, wood density, and wood chemistry are complex traits that are hard to improve in long-lived perennials. Systems genetics, a process of harnessing multiple levels of component trait information (e...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088491/toxicogenetic-study-of-persea-americana-fruit-pulp-oil-and-its-effect-on-genomic-instability
#17
Heloiza Diniz Nicolella, Francisco Rinaldi Neto, Mariana Beltrame Corrêa, Danillo Henrique Lopes, Edilaura Nunes Rondon, Luiz Felipe Ribeiro Dos Santos, Pollyanna Francielli de Oliveira, Jaqueline Lopes Damasceno, Nathália Oliveira Acésio, Izabel Cristina Casanova Turatti, Marcos Gomide Tozatti, Wilson Roberto Cunha, Ricardo Andrade Furtado, Denise Crispim Tavares
Persea americana Mill., commonly known as avocado, is a tree native to Central America that is widely used as a food source and for the treatment of diseases. This plant has various biological properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and total cholesterol-lowering activity. In view of its pharmacological potential, we conducted a toxicogenetic study of the fruit pulp oil of P. americana (PAO) and investigated its influence on genotoxicity induced by methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and doxorubicin. V79 cells and Swiss mice were used for the assays...
March 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070691/biological-characteristic-effects-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-on-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-fabricated-scaffolds-using-modified-melt-stretching-and-multilayer-deposition
#18
Natkrita Wongsupa, Thongchai Nuntanaranont, Suttatip Kamolmattayakul, Nuttawut Thuaksuban
Craniofacial bone defects such as alveolar cleft affect the esthetics and functions that need bone reconstruction. The advanced techniques of biomaterials combined with stem cells have been a challenging role for maxillofacial surgeons and scientists. PCL-coated biphasic calcium phosphate (PCL-BCP) scaffolds were created with the modified melt stretching and multilayer deposition (mMSMD) technique and merged with human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) to fulfill the component of tissue engineering for bone substitution...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067970/fourier-transform-infrared-imaging-analysis-of-dental-pulp-inflammatory-diseases
#19
E Giorgini, S Sabbatini, C Conti, C Rubini, R Rocchetti, M Fioroni, L Memè, G Orilisi
OBJECTIVES: FTIR Microspectroscopy let characterize the macromolecular composition and distribution of tissues and cells, by studying the interaction between infrared radiation and matter. Therefore, we hypothesize to exploit this analytical tool in the analysis of inflamed pulps, to detect the different biochemical features related to various degrees of inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IR maps of 13 irreversible and 12 hyperplastic pulpitis, together with 10 normal pulps, were acquired, compared with histological findings and submitted to multivariate (HCA, PCA, SIMCA) and statistical (one-way ANOVA) analysis...
January 9, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067250/promotion-of-natural-tooth-repair-by-small-molecule-gsk3-antagonists
#20
Vitor C M Neves, Rebecca Babb, Dhivya Chandrasekaran, Paul T Sharpe
The restoration of dentine lost in deep caries lesions in teeth is a routine and common treatment that involves the use of inorganic cements based on calcium or silicon-based mineral aggregates. Such cements remain in the tooth and fail to degrade and thus normal mineral volume is never completely restored. Here we describe a novel, biological approach to dentine restoration that stimulates the natural formation of reparative dentine via the mobilisation of resident stem cells in the tooth pulp. Biodegradable, clinically-approved collagen sponges are used to deliver low doses of small molecule glycogen synthase kinase (GSK-3) antagonists that promote the natural processes of reparative dentine formation to completely restore dentine...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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