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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230065/in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-format-of-a-bivalent-her3-targeting-and-albumin-binding-therapeutic-affibody-construct
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Tarek Z Bass, Maria Rosestedt, Bogdan Mitran, Fredrik Y Frejd, John Löfblom, Vladimir Tolmachev, Stefan Ståhl, Anna Orlova
Overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) is involved in resistance to several therapies for malignant tumours. Currently, several anti-HER3 monoclonal antibodies are under clinical development. We introduce an alternative approach to HER3-targeted therapy based on engineered scaffold proteins, i.e. affibody molecules. We designed a small construct (22.5 kDa, denoted 3A3), consisting of two high-affinity anti-HER3 affibody molecules flanking an albumin-binding domain ABD, which was introduced for prolonged residence in circulation...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230059/synergistic-effects-of-dimethyloxallyl-glycine-and-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-on-repair-of-critical-sized-bone-defects-in-rats
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Xin Qi, Yang Liu, Zhen-Yu Ding, Jia-Qing Cao, Jing-Huan Huang, Jie-Yuan Zhang, Wei-Tao Jia, Jing Wang, Chang-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Lin Li
In bone remodeling, osteogenesis is closely coupled to angiogenesis. Bone tissue engineering using multifunctional bioactive materials is a promising technique which has the ability to simultaneously stimulate osteogenesis and angiogenesis for repair of bone defects. We developed mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG)-doped poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) composite scaffolds as delivery vehicle. Two bioactive molecules, dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG), a small-molecule angiogenic drug, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), an osteoinductive growth factor, were co-incorporated into the scaffold...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228478/an-engineered-tgf-%C3%AE-monomer-that-functions-as-a-dominant-negative-to-block-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Sun Kyung Kim, Lindsey Barron, Cynthia S Hinck, Elyse M Petrunak, Kristin E Cano, Avinash Thangirala, Brian Iskra, Molly Brothers, Machell Vonberg, Belinda Leal, Blair Richter, Ravindra Kodali, Alex B Taylor, Shoucheng Du, Christopher O Barnes, Traian Sulea, Guillermo Calero, P John Hart, Matthew J Hart, Borries Demeler, Andrew P Hinck
The transforming growth factor beta isoforms, TGF-β1, -β2, and -β3 are small secreted homodimeric signaling proteins with essential roles in regulating the adaptive immune system and maintaining the extracellular matrix. However, dysregulation of the TGF-β pathway is responsible for promoting the progression of several human diseases, including cancer and fibrosis. In spite of the known importance of TGF-βs in promoting disease progression, no inhibitors have been approved for use in humans. Herein, we describe an engineered TGF-β monomer, lacking the heel helix, a structural motif essential for binding the TGF-β type I receptor, TβRI, but dispensible for binding the other receptor required for TGF-β signaling, the TGF-β type II receptor, TβRII, as an alternative therapeutic modality for blocking TGF-β signaling in humans...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210970/a-suspended-carbon-fiber-culture-to-model-myelination-by-human-schwann-cells
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Antonio Merolli, Yong Mao, Joachim Kohn
Understanding of myelination/remyelination process is essential to guide tissue engineering for nerve regeneration. In vitro models currently used are limited to cell population studies and cannot easily identify individual cell contribution to the process. We established a novel model to study the contribution of human Schwann cells to the myelination process. The model avoids the presence of neurons in culture; Schwann cells respond solely to the biophysical properties of an artificial axon. The model uses a single carbon fiber suspended in culture media far from the floor of the well...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210626/osteogenic-differentiation-capacity-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-skeletal-muscle-for-expedited-bone-tissue-engineering
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Chunlei Miao, Lulu Zhou, Lufeng Tian, Yingjie Zhang, Wei Zhang, Fanghong Yang, Tianyi Liu, Shengjian Tang, Fangjun Liu
Expedited bone tissue engineering employs the biological stimuli to harness the intrinsic regenerative potential of skeletal muscle to trigger the reparative process in situ to improve or replace biological functions. When genetically modified with adenovirus mediated BMP2 gene transfer, muscle biopsies from animals have demonstrated success in regenerating bone within rat bony defects. However, it is uncertain whether the human adult skeletal muscle displays an osteogenic potential in vitro when a suitable biological trigger is applied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209379/endocultivation-continuous-application-of-rhbmp-2-via-mini-osmotic-pumps-to-induce-bone-formation-at-extraskeletal-sites
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B E Beck-Broichsitter, S T Becker, H Seitz, J Wiltfang, P H Warnke
The continuous presence of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) inside a scaffold may be crucial to the outcome in bone tissue engineering. This study investigated whether the release of the growth factor rhBMP-2 via different continuous application schemes influences histomorphological aspects of the hard and soft tissues induced. Three-dimensionally printed hydroxyapatite scaffolds were implanted into one latissimus dorsi muscle of 42 female Lewis rats. Simultaneously implanted mini-osmotic pumps were used to provide a continuous application of rhBMP-2 over 1, 2, or 4 weeks (total dose 200μg)...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204808/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-enhances-the-osteogenic-differentiation-capacity-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-human-bone-marrow-and-umbilical-cord
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Kulisara Marupanthorn, Chairat Tantrawatpan, Pakpoom Kheolamai, Duangrat Tantikanlayaporn, Sirikul Manochantr
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that can give rise to different cell types of the mesodermal lineages. They are powerful sources for cell therapy in regenerative medicine as they can be isolated from various tissues, and can be expanded and induced to differentiate into multiple lineages. Recently, the umbilical cord has been suggested as an alternative source of MSCs. Although MSCs derived from the umbilical cord can be induced to differentiate into osteoblasts with a phenotypic similarity to that of bone marrow-derived MSCs, the differentiation ability is not consistent...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202997/-a-novel-tissue-engineered-bone-constructed-by-using-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-biomimetic-calcium-phosphate-scaffold-coprecipitated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
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W R Jiang, X Zhang, Y S Liu, G Wu, Y J Ge, Y S Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To construct a novel biomimetic calcium phosphate (BioCaP) scaffold loaded with bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), and to investigate its role in the osteogenesis of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: The BioCaP scaffold coprecipitated with BMP-2 (BMP-2-BioCaP) was constructed in this study. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to analyze the morphology of the surfaces. The release kinetics was measured to evaluate the slow-release characteristics in vitro...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193715/children-and-motorcycles-a-systematic-review-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Julie Brown, Lisa Schonstein, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay
OBJECTIVE: To (i) identify person, vehicle and environmental risk factors for injury among children using motorcycles, and (ii) identify and appraise studies of interventions designed to reduce the occurrence or severity of injury among children using these vehicles. METHOD: A systematic approach was used to collate data from published and grey literature globally on risk factors for motorcycles injury, and studies reporting evaluation of interventions to counter this injury...
February 13, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185836/differential-gene-expression-profiling-of-human-adipose-stem-cells-differentiating-into-smooth-muscle-like-cells-by-tgf%C3%AE-1-bmp4
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Ayşe Eser Elçin, Mahmut Parmaksiz, Arin Dogan, Sukran Seker, Serap Durkut, Klara Dalva, Yaşar Murat Elçin
Regenerative repair of the vascular system is challenging from the perspectives of translational medicine and tissue engineering. There are fundamental hurdles in front of creating bioartificial arteries, which involve recaputilation of the three-layered structure under laboratory settings. Obtaining and maintaining smooth muscle characteristics is an important limitation, as the transdifferentiated cells fail to display mature phenotype. This study aims to shed light on the smooth muscle differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs)...
February 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176947/silencing-of-foxp3-enhances-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-gm-csf-genetically-modified-tumor-cell-vaccine-against-b16-melanoma
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Antonio Miguel, Luis Sendra, Verónica Noé, Carles J Ciudad, Francisco Dasí, David Hervas, María José Herrero, Salvador F Aliño
The antitumor response after therapeutic vaccination has a limited effect and seems to be related to the presence of T regulatory cells (Treg), which express the immunoregulatory molecules CTLA4 and Foxp3. The blockage of CTLA4 using antibodies has shown an effective antitumor response conducing to the approval of the human anti-CTLA4 antibody ipilimumab by the US Food and Drug Administration. On the other hand, Foxp3 is crucial for Treg development. For this reason, it is an attractive target for cancer treatment...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176010/clinical-potentials-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Cristina Mora, Marialaura Serzanti, Antonella Consiglio, Maurizio Memo, Patrizia Dell'Era
Aging, injuries, and diseases can be considered as the result of malfunctioning or damaged cells. Regenerative medicine aims to restore tissue homeostasis by repairing or replacing cells, tissues, or damaged organs, by linking and combining different disciplines including engineering, technology, biology, and medicine. To pursue these goals, the discipline is taking advantage of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), a peculiar type of cell possessing the ability to differentiate into every cell type of the body. Human PSCs can be isolated from the blastocysts and maintained in culture indefinitely, giving rise to the so-called embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
February 8, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174679/engineering-remotely-triggered-liposomes-to-target-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Alexandra Sneider, Rahul Jadia, Brandon Piel, Derek VanDyke, Christopher Tsiros, Prakash Rai
Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) continues to present a challenge in the clinic, as there is still no approved targeted therapy. TNBC is the worst sub-type of breast cancer in terms of prognosis and exhibits a deficiency in estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) receptors. One possible option for the treatment of TNBC is chemotherapy. The issue with many chemotherapy drugs is that their effectiveness is diminished due to poor water solubility, and the method of administration directly or with a co-solvent intravenously can lead to an increase in toxicity...
2017: Oncomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166883/seips-based-process-modeling-in-primary-care
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Abigail R Wooldridge, Pascale Carayon, Ann Schoofs Hundt, Peter L T Hoonakker
Process mapping, often used as part of the human factors and systems engineering approach to improve care delivery and outcomes, should be expanded to represent the complex, interconnected sociotechnical aspects of health care. Here, we propose a new sociotechnical process modeling method to describe and evaluate processes, using the SEIPS model as the conceptual framework. The method produces a process map and supplementary table, which identify work system barriers and facilitators. In this paper, we present a case study applying this method to three primary care processes...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146562/hip-hop-dance-experience-linked-to-sociocognitive-ability
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Justin W Bonny, Jenna C Lindberg, Marc C Pacampara
Expertise within gaming (e.g., chess, video games) and kinesthetic (e.g., sports, classical dance) activities has been found to be linked with specific cognitive skills. Some of these skills, working memory, mental rotation, problem solving, are linked to higher performance in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) disciplines. In the present study, we examined whether experience in a different activity, hip hop dance, is also linked to cognitive abilities connected with STEM skills as well as social cognition ability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140340/electrospun-scaffolds-functionalized-with-heparin-and-vegf-increase-the-proliferation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Daikelly Iglesias Braghirolli, Virgínia Helfer, Pedro Chagastelles, Tiago Dalberto, Douglas Gamba, Patricia Pranke
In severe cases of peripheral arterial disease, tissue loss can occur and the use of vascular grafts can be necessary. However, currently, there are no suitable substitutes for application in small diameter vessels. The aim of this work has been to produce scaffolds with adequate properties for application as vascular substitutes. Polycaprolactone scaffolds were produced by the electrospinning technique. The surface of the scaffolds was functionalized with heparin and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and their physical-chemical properties were characterized...
January 31, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132681/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-genetically-engineered-to-overexpress-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-improve-outcomes-in-huntington-s-disease-mouse-models
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Kari Pollock, Heather Dahlenburg, Haley Nelson, Kyle D Fink, Whitney Cary, Kyle Hendrix, Geralyn Annett, Audrey Torrest, Peter Deng, Joshua Gutierrez, Catherine Nacey, Karen Pepper, Stefanos Kalomoiris, Johnathon D Anderson, Jeannine McGee, William Gruenloh, Brian Fury, Gerhard Bauer, Alexandria Duffy, Theresa Tempkin, Vicki Wheelock, Jan A Nolta
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal degenerative autosomal dominant neuropsychiatric disease that causes neuronal death and is characterized by progressive striatal and then widespread brain atrophy. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a lead candidate for the treatment of HD, as it has been shown to prevent cell death and to stimulate the growth and migration of new neurons in the brain in transgenic mouse models. BDNF levels are reduced in HD postmortem human brain. Previous studies have shown efficacy of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC)/BDNF using murine MSCs, and the present study used human MSCs to advance the therapeutic potential of the MSC/BDNF platform for clinical application...
May 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127326/assessment-of-surface-markers-derived-from-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-an-in-vitro-study
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Zainab Kadkhoda, Sahar Chokami Rafiei, Bahare Azizi, Ahad Khoshzaban
OBJECTIVES: Periodontal tissue regeneration for treatment of periodontal disease has not yet been mastered in tissue engineering. Stem cells, scaffold, and growth factors are the three main basic components of tissue engineering. Periodontal ligament (PDL) contains stem cells; however, the number, potency and features of these cells have not yet been understood. This study aimed to isolate and characterize the properties of PDL stem cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, samples were isolated from the PDL of extracted teeth of five patients and then stained immunohistochemically for detection of cell surface markers...
September 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125993/health-impact-assessment-of-indira-sagar-project-a-paramount-to-studies-on-water-development-projects
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Anushrita, B N Nagpal, Neera Kapoor, Aruna Srivastava, Rekha Saxena, Shailendra Singh, Sanjeev Gupta, Sompal Singh, Kumar Vikram, Neena Valecha
BACKGROUND: Very limited studies on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Water Development Projects (WDP) in relation to mosquito-borne diseases have been carried out in India. The current study focuses on using HIA as a tool for finding impact of Indira Sagar Project, Madhya Pradesh on human health in relation to mosquito borne diseases, and emphasizing its incorporation as an integral part of any WDP. METHODS: Screening, scoping, assessment, recommendation, reporting, and evaluation were carried out in selected study areas...
January 26, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124460/skin-regeneration-stimulation-the-role-of-pcl-platelet-gel-nanofibrous-scaffold
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Parviz Ranjbarvan, Masoud Soleimani, Ali Samadi Kuchaksaraei, Jafar Ai, Reza Faridi Majidi, Javad Verdi
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Thus far, tissue engineering of skin has developed rapidly and has used many types of growth factors and nanofibrous scaffolds. In this study, we differentiated neonate keratinocytes for epithelialization on the polycaprolactone-Platelet gel (PCL-PG) scaffold. Fabricated PCL nanofibers prepared by electrospinning technology and coated by platelet gel. Subsequently, the structure of the scaffold was evaluated by SEM, FTIR-ATR, contact angle and tensile test assays...
January 25, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
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