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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298487/tgf-%C3%AE-triggers-rapid-fibrillogenesis-via-a-novel-t%C3%AE-rii-dependent-fibronectin-trafficking-mechanism
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Archana Varadaraj, Laura M Jenkins, Priyanka Singh, Anindya Chanda, John Snider, N Y Lee, Ayelet R Amsalem-Zafran, Marcelo Ehrlich, Yoav I Henis, Karthikeyan Mythreye
Fibronectin (FN) is a critical regulator of extra cellular matrix (ECM) remodeling through its availability and stepwise polymerization for fibrillogenesis. Availability of FN is regulated by its synthesis and turnover, while fibrillogenesis is a multistep integrin dependent process essential for cell migration, proliferation and tissue function. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is an established regulator of ECM remodeling through transcriptional control of ECM proteins. Here, we show that TGF-β, through increased FN trafficking in a transcription and SMAD independent manner, is a direct and rapid inducer of fibrillogenesis required for TGF-β induced cell migration...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287547/spatiotemporal-analysis-of-cytokinetic-events-in-fission-yeast
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Bin Wei, Brian S Hercyk, Julius Habiyaremye, Maitreyi Das
Cytokinesis, the final step in cell division is critical for maintaining genome integrity. Proper cytokinesis is important for cell differentiation and development. Cytokinesis involves a series of events that are well coordinated in time and space. Cytokinesis involves the formation of an actomyosin ring at the division site, followed by ring constriction, membrane furrow formation and extra cellular matrix remodeling. The fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe (S. pombe) is a well-studied model system that has revealed with substantial clarity the initial events in cytokinesis...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277889/soft-hydrogels-featuring-in-depth-surface-density-gradients-for-the-simple-establishment-of-3d-tissue-models-for-screening-applications
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Ning Zhang, Vincent Milleret, Greta Thompson-Steckel, Ning-Ping Huang, János Vörös, Benjamin R Simona, Martin Ehrbar
Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models are gaining increasing interest for use in drug development pipelines due to their closer resemblance to human tissues. Hydrogels are the first-choice class of materials to recreate in vitro the 3D extra-cellular matrix (ECM) environment, important in studying cell-ECM interactions and 3D cellular organization and leading to physiologically relevant in vitro tissue models. Here we propose a novel hydrogel platform consisting of a 96-well plate containing pre-cast synthetic PEG-based hydrogels for the simple establishment of 3D (co-)culture systems without the need for the standard encapsulation method...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269209/three-dimensional-graphene-scaffold-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-and-in-situ-electrical-recording
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S K Ameri, P K Singh, R D'Angelo, W Stoppel, L Black, S R Sonkusale
In this paper, we present a three-dimensional graphene foam made of few layers of CVD grown graphene as a scaffold for growing cardiac cells and recording their electrical activity. Our results show that graphene foam not only provides an excellent extra-cellular matrix (ECM) for the culture of such electrogenic cells but also enables recording of its extracellular electrical activity in-situ. Recording is possible due to graphene's excellent conductivity. In this paper, we present our results on the fabrication of the graphene scaffold and initial studies on the culture of cardiac cell lines such as HL-1 and recording of their real-time electrical activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267799/on-the-adhesion-cohesion-balance-and-oxygen-consumption-characteristics-of-liver-organoids
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Giorgio Mattei, Chiara Magliaro, Serena Giusti, Sarada Devi Ramachandran, Stefan Heinz, Joris Braspenning, Arti Ahluwalia
Liver organoids (LOs) are of interest in tissue replacement, hepatotoxicity and pathophysiological studies. However, it is still unclear what triggers LO self-assembly and what the optimal environment is for their culture. Hypothesizing that LO formation occurs as a result of a fine balance between cell-substrate adhesion and cell-cell cohesion, we used 3 cell types (hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells) to investigate LO self-assembly on different substrates keeping the culture parameters (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253271/the-association-between-osteopontin-gene-polymorphisms-osteopontin-expression-and-sarcoidosis
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Hadas Lavi, Miri Assayag, Assaf Schwartz, Nissim Arish, Zvi G Fridlender, Neville Berkman
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Osteopontin (SPP1, OPN) is an extra cellular matrix glycoprotein and cytokine with a known role in granuloma formation and in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether plasma OPN levels are elevated in patients with sarcoidosis and compare the frequency of four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) variants in the OPN gene in sarcoidosis patients compared to healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242376/cell-based-therapeutics-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Fernanda Zamboni, Maurice N Collins
This review focuses on Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and the role of bioengineering, nanotechnology and cell therapy in its treatment. T1DM is discussed in terms of its prevalence as well as the role of the extra cellular matrix (ECM) of the pancreas in its development and mode of action. Surface engineering strategies and the chemistries behind important cell encapsulation techniques, which are emerging from recent research in immunosuppression, are described. Key enabling technologies such as therapeutic agent immobilization on cells, oxygen releasing systems, gene delivery and bio imaging are assessed with respect to T1DM...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231262/oleanolic-acid-induces-migration-in-mv1lu-and-mda-mb-231-epithelial-cells-involving-egf-receptor-and-map-kinases-activation
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Ángel Bernabé-García, David Armero-Barranco, Sergio Liarte, María Ruzafa-Martínez, Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo, Francisco José Nicolás
During wound healing, skin function is restored by the action of several cell types that undergo differentiation, migration, proliferation and/or apoptosis. These dynamics are tightly regulated by the evolution of the extra cellular matrix (ECM) contents along the process. Pharmacologically active flavonoids have shown to exhibit useful physiological properties interesting in pathological states. Among them, oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpene, shows promising properties over wound healing, as increased cell migration in vitro and improved wound resolution in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228548/contact-guidance-requires-spatial-control-of-leading-edge-protrusion
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G R Ramirez-San Juan, P W Oakes, M L Gardel
In vivo, geometric cues from the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) are critical for the regulation of cell shape, adhesion and migration. During contact guidance, the fibrillar architecture of the ECM promotes an elongated cell shape and migration along the fibrils. The subcellular mechanisms by which cells sense ECM geometry and translate it into changes in shape and migration direction, are not understood. Here, we pattern linear fibronectin features to mimic fibrillar ECM and elucidate the mechanisms of contact guidance...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227439/three-dimensional-graphene-scaffold-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-and-in-situ-electrical-recording
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S K Ameri, P K Singh, R D'Angelo, W Stoppel, L Black, S R Sonkusale, S K Ameri, P K Singh, R D'Angelo, W Stoppel, L Black, S R Sonkusale, L Black, P K Singh, W Stoppel, S R Sonkusale, R D'Angelo, S K Ameri
In this paper, we present a three-dimensional graphene foam made of few layers of CVD grown graphene as a scaffold for growing cardiac cells and recording their electrical activity. Our results show that graphene foam not only provides an excellent extra-cellular matrix (ECM) for the culture of such electrogenic cells but also enables recording of its extracellular electrical activity in-situ. Recording is possible due to graphene's excellent conductivity. In this paper, we present our results on the fabrication of the graphene scaffold and initial studies on the culture of cardiac cell lines such as HL-1 and recording of their real-time electrical activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221758/synthesis-and-fabrication-of-collagen-coated-ostholamide-electrospun-nanofiber-scaffold-for-wound-healing
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Subramani Kandhasamy, Sathiamurthi Perumal, Balaraman Madhan, Narayanan Umamaheswari, Javid Ahmad Banday, Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, Vichangal Pridiuldi Santhanakrishnan
A novel scaffold for effective wound healing treatment was developed utilizing natural product bearing collagen-based biocompatible electrospun nanofibers. Initially, ostholamide (OSA) was synthesized from osthole (a natural coumarin), characterized by (1)H, (13)C, DEPT-135 NMR, ESI-MS, and FT-IR spectroscopy analysis. OSA was incorporated into polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and gelatin (GEL), which serve as templates for electrospun nanofibers. The coating of OSA-PHB-GEL nanofibers with collagen resulted in PHB-GEL-OSA-COL nanofibrous scaffold which mimics extracellular matrix and serves as an effective biomaterial for tissue engineering applications, especially for wound healing...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202940/mitochondrial-behaviour-throughout-the-lytic-cycle-of-toxoplasma-gondii
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Jana Ovciarikova, Leandro Lemgruber, Krista L Stilger, William J Sullivan, Lilach Sheiner
Mitochondria distribution in cells controls cellular physiology in health and disease. Here we describe the mitochondrial morphology and positioning found in the different stages of the lytic cycle of the eukaryotic single-cell parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The lytic cycle, driven by the tachyzoite life stage, is responsible for acute toxoplasmosis. It is known that whilst inside a host cell the tachyzoite maintains its single mitochondrion at its periphery. We found that upon parasite transition from the host cell to the extracellular matrix, mitochondrion morphology radically changes, resulting in a reduction in peripheral proximity...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192301/dynamic-interaction-between-actin-and-nesprin2-maintain-the-cell-nucleus-in-a-prestressed-state
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Abhishek Kumar, G V Shivashankar
Mechanical coupling between the nucleus and the cytoskeleton is indispensable for direct force transduction from the extra cellular matrix (ECM) to the chromatin. Although this physical coupling has been shown to be crucial for nuclear positioning and its function, the quantification of nuclear-cytoskeleton interaction has been lacking. In this paper, using various quantitative fluorescence spectroscopy techniques, we investigate the nature of this connection. High-resolution 3D imaging shows that nesprin2G forms short linear structures along actin stress fibers (ASFs) in the apical region of the nucleus...
November 11, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190551/proliferation-of-canine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-different-nanomaterial-based-thin-film-scaffolds
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Kinsuk Das, Bhabesh Mili, Madhusoodan A P, Abhishek Chandra Saxena, Ajay Kumar, Praveen Singh, Med Ram Verma, Mihir Sarkar, Sadhan Bag
Stem cell niche research uses nanotechnologies to mimic the extra-cellular microenvironment to promote proliferation and differentiation. The aim of designing different scaffolds is to simulate the best structural and environmental pattern for extracellular matrix. This experiment was designed to study the proliferative behaviour of canine bone marrow deriver mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on different nanomaterial based thin film scaffolds of carbon nanotubes (CNT), chitosan and poly ε-caprolactone. Similar number of cells was seeded on the scaffolds and standard cell culture flask, taken as control...
February 6, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183649/biological-and-mechanical-evaluation-of-a-bio-hybrid-scaffold-for-autologous-valve-tissue-engineering
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S Jahnavi, U Saravanan, N Arthi, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, S Rajan, R S Verma
Major challenge in heart valve tissue engineering for paediatric patients is the development of an autologous valve with regenerative capacity. Hybrid tissue engineering approach is recently gaining popularity to design scaffolds with desired biological and mechanical properties that can remodel post implantation. In this study, we fabricated aligned nanofibrous Bio-Hybrid scaffold made of decellularized bovine pericardium: polycaprolactone-chitosan with optimized polymer thickness to yield the desired biological and mechanical properties...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179886/does-oxidative-stress-induced-by-alcohol-consumption-affect-orthodontic-treatment-outcome
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Jorge M Barcia, Sandra Portolés, Laura Portolés, Alba C Urdaneta, Verónica Ausina, Gema M A Pérez-Pastor, Francisco J Romero, Vincent M Villar
HIGHLIGHTS Ethanol, Periodontal ligament, Extracellular matrix, Orthodontic movement. Alcohol is a legal drug present in several drinks commonly used worldwide (chemically known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol). Alcohol consumption is associated with several disease conditions, ranging from mental disorders to organic alterations. One of the most deleterious effects of ethanol metabolism is related to oxidative stress. This promotes cellular alterations associated with inflammatory processes that eventually lead to cell death or cell cycle arrest, among others...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125550/o-002-predicting-a-complicated-course-for-children-newly-diagnosed-with-crohn-s-disease-a-multicenter-inception-cohort-study
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Subra Kugathasan, Lee Denson, Thomas Walters, Mi-Ok Kim, Urko Marigorta, Melanie Schirmer, Kajari Mondal, Chunyan Liu, Michael Stephens, Robert Baldassano, James Markowitz, Ramnik Xavier, Bruce Aronow, Greg Gibson, Jeffrey Hyams, Marla Dubinsky
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) rapidly progress to a stricturing or internal penetrating phenotype that requires surgery. Despite great strides in therapy, there have not been population-level declines in the rates of these serious complications or need for surgery in CD. Effective risk stratification models to predict progression to such complications in pediatric CD are presently lacking. We aimed to develop and test a prognostic model incorporating clinical and host biology and integrated the comparative effectiveness of anti-TNF in preventing stricturing or perforating complications...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122819/method-to-study-cell-migration-under-uniaxial-compression
#18
Nishit Srivastava, Robert R Kay, Alexandre J Kabla
The chemical, physical and mechanical properties of the extra-cellular environment have a strong effect on cell migration. Aspects such as pore-size or stiffness of the matrix influence the selection of the mechanism used by cells to propel themselves, including pseudopod or blebbing. How a cell perceives its environment, and how such a cue triggers a change in behaviour are largely unknown, but mechanics is likely to be involved. Because mechanical conditions are often controlled by modifying the composition of the environment, separating chemical and physical contributions is difficult and requires multiple controls...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108956/post-implantation-fate-of-adipogenic-induced-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-type-i-collagen-scaffold-in-a-rat-model
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Balu Venugopal, Francis B Fernandez, V S Harikrishnan, Annie John
Regenerative medicine via its application in soft tissue reconstruction through novel methods in adipose tissue engineering (ATE) has gained remarkable attention and investment despite simultaneous reports on clinical incidence of graft resorption and impaired vascularization. The underlying malaise here once identified may play a critical role in optimizing implant function. Our work attempts to determine the fate of donor cells and the implant in recipient micro environment using adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) on a type I collagen sponge, an established scaffold for ATE...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090760/expression-patterns-of-cardiac-aging-in-drosophila
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Leah Cannon, Alexander C Zambon, Anthony Cammarato, Zhi Zhang, Georg Vogler, Matthew Munoz, Erika Taylor, Jérôme Cartry, Sanford I Bernstein, Simon Melov, Rolf Bodmer
Aging causes cardiac dysfunction, often leading to heart failure and death. The molecular basis of age-associated changes in cardiac structure and function is largely unknown. The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is well-suited to investigate the genetics of cardiac aging. Flies age rapidly over the course of weeks, benefit from many tools to easily manipulate their genome, and their heart has significant genetic and phenotypic similarities to the human heart. Here, we performed a cardiac-specific gene expression study on aging Drosophila and carried out a comparative meta-analysis with published rodent data...
February 2017: Aging Cell
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