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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198096/treated-dentin-matrix-paste-as-a-novel-pulp-capping-agent-for-dentin-regeneration
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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-neuron-like-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#6
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 neuron-like 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 3-D OMMT-PVA nanofibrous meshes. The biomechanical and biological characteristics of the nanofibrous meshes were evaluated by ATR-FTIR, XRD, SEM, MTT, LDH specific activity, contact angle, and DAPI staining...
January 24, 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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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...
January 11, 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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064439/eugenol-specialty-chemical-production-in-transgenic-poplar-populus-tremula-%C3%A3-p-alba-field-trials
#14
Da Lu, Xianghe Yuan, Sung-Jin Kim, Joaquim V Marques, P Pawan Chakravarthy, Syed G A Moinuddin, Randi Luchterhand, Barri Herman, Laurence B Davin, Norman G Lewis
A foundational study assessed effects of biochemical pathway introduction into poplar to produce eugenol, chavicol, p-anol, isoeugenol, and their sequestered storage products, from potentially available substrates, coniferyl and p-coumaryl alcohols. At the onset, it was unknown whether significant carbon flux to monolignols vs other phenylpropanoid (acetate) pathway metabolites would be kinetically favored. Various transgenic poplar lines generated eugenol and chavicol glucosides in ca. 0.45% (~0.35 and ~0...
January 8, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040177/regulation-of-the-synthesis-of-pulp-degrading-enzymes-in-bacillus-isolated-from-cocoa-fermentation
#15
Honoré G Ouattara, Sylvie Reverchon, Sébastien L Niamke, William Nasser
Pectin degrading enzymes are essential for quality of product from cocoa fermentation. Previously, we studied purified pectate lyases (Pel) produced by Bacillus strains from fermenting cocoa and characterized the cloned pel genes. This study aims to search for biological signals that modulates Pel production and regulators that influence pel gene expression. Strains were grown to the end of exponential phase in media containing various carbon sources. Pel enzymes production in Bacillus was unaffected by simple sugar content variation up to 2%...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033065/effects-of-bioactive-compounds-on-odontogenic-differentiation-and-mineralization
#16
S Phung, C Lee, C Hong, M Song, J K Yi, R G Stevenson, M K Kang, K-H Shin, N-H Park, R H Kim
Direct pulp capping involves the placement of dental materials directly onto vital pulp tissues after deep caries removal to stimulate the regeneration of reparative dentin. This physical barrier will serve as a "biological seal" between these materials and the pulp tissue. Although numerous direct pulp capping materials are available, the use of small bioactive compounds that can potently stimulate and expedite reparative dentin formation is still underexplored. Here, the authors compared and evaluated the pro-osteogenic and pro-odontogenic effects of 4 small bioactive compounds- phenamil (Phen), purmorphamine (Pur), genistein (Gen), and metformin (Met)...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986375/biological-evaluation-of-a-new-pulp-capping-material-developed-from-portland-cement
#17
Ahmed M Negm, Ehab E Hassanien, Ashraf M Abu-Seida, Mohamed M Nagy
This study evaluates the biological properties of a new pulp capping material developed from Portland cement. This study was conducted on 48 teeth in 4 dogs (12 teeth/dog). The dogs were classified into two equal groups (n=24 teeth) according to the evaluation period including: group A (3 weeks) and group B (3 months). Each group was further subdivided into three equal subgroups (n=8 teeth) according to the capping material including: subgroup 1: mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), subgroup2: Portland cement+10% calcium hydroxide+20% bismuth oxide (Port Cal) and subgroup 3: Portland cement+bismuth oxide...
December 13, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986102/regenerative-endodontic-procedures-a-perspective-from-stem-cell-niche-biology
#18
REVIEW
Manuel Marí-Beffa, Juan José Segura-Egea, Aránzazu Díaz-Cuenca
INTRODUCTION: Endodontics uses cell therapy strategies to treat pulpal and periapical diseases. During these therapies, surgeons aim to reconstruct the natural microenvironments that regulate the activity of dental stem cells. METHODS: We searched for more than 400 articles in PubMed using key words from regenerative endodontics and dental stem cell biology. In 268 articles, we reviewed what factors may influence histologic results after preclinical dental treatments that use regenerative endodontic procedures after pulpectomy...
January 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984793/sludge-from-paper-mill-effluent-treatment-as-raw-material-to-produce-carbon-adsorbents-an-alternative-waste-management-strategy
#19
Guilaine Jaria, Carla Patrícia Silva, Catarina I A Ferreira, Marta Otero, Vânia Calisto
Pulp and paper industry produces massive amounts of sludge from wastewater treatment, which constitute an enormous environmental challenge. A possible management option is the conversion of sludge into carbon-based adsorbents to be applied in water remediation. For such utilization it is important to investigate if sludge is a consistent raw material originating reproducible final materials (either over time or from different manufacturing processes), which is the main goal of this work. For that purpose, different primary (PS) and biological sludge (BS) batches from two factories with different operation modes were sampled and subjected to pyrolysis (P materials) and to pyrolysis followed by acid washing (PW materials)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982171/does-cryopreservation-affect-the-biological-properties-of-stem-cells-from-dental-tissues-a-systematic-review
#20
Marcus Cristian Muniz Conde, Luiz Alexandre Chisini, Guillermo Grazioli, Alejandro Francia, Rodrigo Varella de Carvalho, Jose Carlos Bernedo Alcázar, Sandra Beatriz Chavez Tarquinio, Flávio Fernando Demarco
This systematic review evaluated if different cryopreservation protocols could affect biological properties (Cell survival rate (CSR), proliferation, differentiation, maintenance of stem cell markers) of stem cells obtained from dental tissues (DSC) post-thaw. An electronic search was carried out within PubMed and ISI Web Science by using specific keyword. Two independent reviewers read the titles and abstracts of all reports respecting predetermined inclusion/exclusion criteria. Data were extracted considering the biological properties of previously cryopreserved DSCs and previously cryopreserved dental tissues...
October 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
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