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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938611/dickkopf-1-induces-angiogenesis-via-vegf-receptor-2-regulation-independent-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Sung Hoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Hyun Gyu Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for invasive tumor growth and metastasis. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), an antagonist of Wnt signaling, participates in tumor development and progression. We evaluated whether DKK-1 stimulation induces angiogenesis and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with recombinant DKK-1 (rDDK-1) or conditioned medium from a culture of DKK-1-transfected 293 cells. Following stimulation, the expression levels of angiogenesis-related factors and EnMT related markers were determined by immunoblot assays...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936687/perforators-of-the-fibular-artery-and-suprafascial-network
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Julien Gaillard, Laurent-Marie Bourcheix, Alain-Charles Masquelet
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue defect on lower limb can result in an intractable wound. Surgeons resort in flaps to cover these injuries. Including fascia as in the case of a fasciocutaneous flap increases survey of the flap. Rising a perforator flap avoids to sacrifice a major vessel whence the nourishing perforator artery is born. We wanted to explore suprafascial distribution of the fibular skin perforator arteries supposing possible to find out a vascular axis composed of anastomoses of the fibular perforator vessels...
September 21, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935712/macrophages-are-required-to-coordinate-mouse-digit-tip-regeneration
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Jennifer Simkin, Mimi C Sammarco, Luis Marrero, Lindsay A Dawson, Mingquan Yan, Catherine Tucker, Alex Cammack, Ken Muneoka
In mammals, macrophages are known to play a major role in tissue regeneration. These cells contribute to inflammation, histolysis, re-epithelialization, re-vascularization and cell proliferation. While macrophages have been shown to be essential for regeneration in salamanders and fish, their role has not been elucidated in mammalian epimorphic regeneration. Here, using the regenerating mouse digit tip as a mammalian model, we demonstrate that macrophages are essential for the regeneration process. Using cell depletion strategies, we show that regeneration is completely inhibited; bone histolysis does not occur, wound re-epithelization is inhibited and the blastema does not form...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933986/the-antiangiogenesis-effect-of-pirfenidone-in-wound-healing-in-vitro
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Xiao'an Liu, Yangfan Yang, Xiujuan Guo, Liling Liu, Kaili Wu, Minbin Yu
Abstracts Background: Pirfenidone is mostly used in antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory therapies. We have previously demonstrated that pirfenidone had antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects on the wound healing process after glaucoma filtration surgery in vitro and in vivo. Since the wound healing and reactive scarring process simultaneously involves inflammation, fibrosis, and angiogenesis, and angiogenesis plays a more important role in chronic or prolonged wound healing, we tried to explore the antiangiogenesis effect in pirfenidone and its potential multitarget function in regulating excessive scarring...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932732/sustained-released-mixture-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-165-and-fibrin-glue-strengthens-healing-of-ileal-anastomoses-in-a-rabbit-model-with-intraperitoneal-infection
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Zhanwu Li, Wenjun Wang, Xiaozhou Wang, Lei Jiang, Fengyi Wang, Qiang Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a sustained-released mixture of vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF165) and fibrin glue (FG) local administration on postoperative rabbit ileal anastomoses. METHODS: One hundred twenty-eight male and female New Zealand white rabbits underwent intraperitoneal infection subsequent ileal anastomosis surgery were divided randomly into 4 groups, including 32 animals in each, applied with saline solution, FG, rhVEGF165 and a mixture of rhVEGF165 with FG (VEGF + FG) on the anastomoses, respectively...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930925/conical-modification-of-forearm-free-flaps-for-single-stage-reconstruction-after-total-orbital-exenteration
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Chad A Purnell, Elbert E Vaca, Marco F Ellis
BACKGROUND: Orbital exenteration is a significant reconstructive challenge for plastic surgeons. Options described for these defects range from healing by secondary intention to free tissue transfer. The authors present our preferred reconstruction of orbital defects with free forearm-based flaps, which provides quality soft tissue and orbital contouring in 1 stage to consistently allow placement of bone-anchored implants for eventual orbital prosthesis. METHODS: This conical shape of the orbit is deconstructed into a "Pac-Man" type shaped flap that leaves adequate depth for a prosthesis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930549/growth-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Min Qi, Qiuhong Zhou, Weiqi Zeng, Lisha Wu, Shuang Zhao, Wangqing Chen, Chang Luo, Minxue Shen, Jianglin Zhang, Can-E Tang
Foot ulcers affect 15% of patients with diabetes, resulting in a great health burden. The occurrence and development of diabetic foot ulcers is associated with neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and infection. Several growth factors are involved in these processes, including epidermal growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta, fibroblast growth factor, and erythropoietin, which could promote wound healing of patients with diabetes. Thus, this review discusses the role of these growth factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulcers, aiming to achieve novel insights into the management of diabetic foot ulcers...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928809/nedd4-promotes-cell-growth-and-migration-via-pten-pi3k-akt-signaling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zhi-Jun Huang, Jun-Jun Zhu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Ewelina Biskup
The novel E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated protein 4 (NEDD4) has been implicated as a crucial factor promoting the tumorigenesis of several types of cancer. The present study investigated the oncogenic role of NEDD4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by targeted small interfering RNA silencing of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN). Using normal hepatocyte and HCC cell lines, the influence of NEDD4 depletion on proliferation and migration as well as on the PTEN/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/protein kinase B signaling pathway was assessed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927334/evaluation-of-xenogeneic-extracellular-matrix-fabricated-from-cucl2-conditioned-mesenchymal-stem-cell-sheets-as-a-bioactive-wound-dressing-material
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Hui-Cong Du, Lin Jiang, Wen-Xin Geng, Jing Li, Rui Zhang, Jin-Ge Dang, Mao-Guo Shu, Li-Wen Li
The extracellular matrix has drawn considerable interest in tissue engineering not only acts as a bioactive three-dimensional scaffold but also regulates cell behaviors through providing biochemical signals. Extracellular matrix-based biomaterials, mainly derived from xenogeneic tissues, have shown positive outcomes in promoting cutaneous wound healing. However, such extracellular matrices only contain low doses of growth factors, which limit their therapeutic efficiency. Recent reports demonstrated that cell sheets made from mesenchymal stem cell can accelerate wound repair through enhanced re-epithelialization and angiogenesis, but its clinical translation is hindered by several limitations, such as the risk of aberrant immune responses and cost implications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926878/-effects-of-arnebia-root-oil-on-wound-healing-of-rats-with-full-thickness-skin-defect-and-the-related-mechanism
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J Y Shen, Q Ma, Z B Yang, J J Gong, Y S Wu
Objective: To observe the effects of arnebia root oil on wound healing of rats with full-thickness skin defect, and to explore the related mechanism. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into arnebia root oil group and control group according to the random number table, with 40 rats in each group, then full-thickness skin wounds with area of 3 cm×3 cm were inflicted on the back of each rat. Wounds of rats in arnebia root oil group and control group were treated with sterile medical gauze and bandage package infiltrated with arnebia root oil gauze or Vaseline gauze, respectively, with dressing change of once every two days...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
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Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919696/potential-of-pomegranate-fruit-extract-punica-granatum-linn-to-increase-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-expressions-on-the-post-tooth-extraction-wound-of-cavia-cobaya
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Intan Nirwana, Priyawan Rachmadi, Devi Rianti
BACKGROUND: Pomegranates fruit extracts have several activities, among others, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidants that have the main content punicalagin and ellagic acid. Pomegranate has the ability of various therapies through different mechanisms. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) function was to form new blood vessels produced by various cells one of them was macrophages. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was a growth factor proven chemotactic, increased fibroblast proliferation and collagen matrix production...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916408/robot-assisted-kidney-transplantation-the-european-experience
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Luis Gausa, Volkan Tuğcu, Antonio Alcaraz, Mireia Musquera, Karel Decaestecker, Liesbeth Desender, Michael Stockle, Martin Janssen, Paolo Fornara, Nasreldin Mohammed, Giampaolo Siena, Sergio Serni, Luis Guirado, Carma Facundo, Nicolas Doumerc
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) has recently been introduced to reduce the morbidity of open kidney transplantation (KT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perioperative and early postoperative RAKT outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This was a multicenter prospective observational study of 120 patients who underwent RAKT, predominantly with a living donor kidney, in eight European institutions between July 2015 and May 2017, with minimum follow-up of 1 mo...
September 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915577/vorinostat-suppresses-hypoxia-signaling-by-modulating-nuclear-translocation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha
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Chao Zhang, Chunzhang Yang, Michael J Feldman, Herui Wang, Ying Pang, Dominic M Maggio, Dongwang Zhu, Cody L Nesvick, Pauline Dmitriev, Petra Bullova, Prashant Chittiboina, Roscoe O Brady, Karel Pacak, Zhengping Zhuang
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) are a potent class of tumor-suppressive agents traditionally believed to exert their effects through loosening tightly-wound chromatin resulting in de-inhibition of various tumor suppressive genes. Recent literature however has shown altered intratumoral hypoxia signaling with HDACi administration not attributable to changes in chromatin structure. We sought to determine the precise mechanism of HDACi-mediated hypoxia signaling attenuation using vorinostat (SAHA), an FDA-approved class I/IIb/IV HDACi...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902422/transplantation-of-non-cultured-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells-of-adipose-tissue-ameliorates-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-like-lesions-in-mice
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Shinichiro Kuroshima, Muneteru Sasaki, Kazunori Nakajima, Saki Tamaki, Hiroki Hayano, Takashi Sawase
The precise pathoetiology and effective treatment strategies for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) remain unknown. Transplantation of non-cultured stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells has been demonstrated to be a useful method for regenerative medicine in place of stem cell therapy. This study investigated the effects of non-cultured SVF transplantation on tooth extraction socket healing in mice. Both chemotherapeutic/bisphosphonate combination therapy for 7 weeks and tooth extraction of maxillary first molars at 3 weeks after drug administration were performed using female C57BL/6J mice...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899560/nerve-injuries-to-the-volar-aspect-of-the-hand-a-comparison-of-the-reliability-of-the-weber-static-test-versus-the-gauze-test
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Charles Bijon, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Chiara Pizza, Sybille Facca, Alexis Pereira, Philippe Liverneaux
When examining lacerations to the volar aspect of the hand a gauze test may usually be performed to detect nerve injuries. However, published literature suggests that its sensitivity and specificity are lower than 100%. The aim of this study was to determine whether a Weber static (main hypothesis) and dynamic test or a Semmes-Weinstein test (secondary hypotheses) could be a more reliable test than the gauze test to rule out any nerve injury and avoid unnecessary wound explorations. Our case series included a total of 102 patients presenting with 123 palmar lacerations and 158 nerve injuries...
September 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894663/deltopectoral-and-pectoralis-musculocutaneous-flap-technique-for-cervical-esophageal-reconstruction-after-free-jejunal-flap-necrosis
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Hajime Matsumine, Kazuyuki Kubo, Atsumori Hamahata, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Free jejunal transfer has a high success rate, but if vascular thrombosis occurs, the salvage of failing flap with reanastomosis is difficult. This study described a combined deltopectoral (DP) and pectoralis major musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap 2-step technique for cervical esophageal reconstruction after free-jejunal-flap necrosis. METHODS: In step 1, the detection of free jejunal flap with the subsequent debridement of necrotic and infected tissue was followed by the construction of external fistula on the pharyngeal side with the hole in cervical skin and the construction of another external fistula on the esophageal side and tracheal stoma with a single or double DP flap...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894635/topical-naltrexone-is-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-standard-treatment-of-diabetic-wounds
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Patricia J McLaughlin, Jarrett D Cain, Michelle B Titunick, Joseph W Sassani, Ian S Zagon
Objective: Diabetes affects more than 29 million individuals in the United States, resulting in healthcare costs approaching $245 billion. Approximately 15% of these individuals will develop a chronic, non-healing foot ulcer (diabetic foot ulcer [DFU]) that, if untreated, may lead to amputation. The current treatments for DFU are expensive, have significant side-effects, and often result in non-compliance. A new topical treatment is described that accelerates cutaneous wound repair and is disease modifying by targeting underlying aberrant diabetic pathways...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893848/a-review-of-10-years-of-scapula-injuries-sustained-by-uk-military-personnel-on-operations
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Darren C Roberts, D M Power, S A Stapley
BACKGROUND: Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, mostly occurring due to the effects of high-energy trauma. Rates of scapula fractures are unknown in the military setting. The aim of this study is to analyse the incidence, aetiology, associated injuries, treatment and complications of these fractures occurring in deployed military personnel. METHODS: All UK military personnel returning with upper limb injuries from Afghanistan and Iraq were retrospectively reviewed using the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine database and case notes (2004-2014)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892929/connective-tissue-growth-factor-transgenic-mouse-develops-cardiac-hypertrophy-lean-body-mass-and-alopecia
#20
Edem Nuglozeh
INTRODUCTION: Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF/CCN2) is one of the six members of cysteine-rich, heparin-binding proteins, secreted as modular protein and recognised to play a major function in cell processes such as adhesion, migration, proliferation and differentiation as well as chondrogenesis, skeletogenesis, angiogenesis and wound healing. The capacity of CTGF to interact with different growth factors lends an important role during early and late development, especially in the anterior region of the embryo...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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