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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211896/profound-seasonal-shrinking-and-regrowth-of-the-ossified-braincase-in-phylogenetically-distant-mammals-with-similar-life-histories
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Dina K N Dechmann, Scott LaPoint, Christian Dullin, Moritz Hertel, Jan R E Taylor, Karol Zub, Martin Wikelski
Ontogenetic changes in skull shape and size are ubiquitous in altricial vertebrates, but typically unidirectional and minimal in full-grown animals. Red-toothed shrews exhibit a rare exception, where the shape, mass and size of the skull, brain, and several major organs, show significant bidirectional seasonal changes. We now show a similar but male-biased shrinking (16%) and regrowth (8%) in the standardized braincase depth of least weasels (Mustela nivalis). Juvenile weasels also exhibit a growth overshoot, followed by a shrinkage period lasting until the end of their first winter...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209019/efficacy-of-specific-plant-products-on-microorganisms-causing-dental-caries
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M Rajini Kanth, A Ravi Prakash, G Sreenath, Vikram Simha Reddy, S Huldah
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most common oral diseases seen globally, both in developed and developing countries. Oral microorganisms that is gram positive and gram negative bacteria are known to be involved in causation of these diseases. Nowadays commercially available dentrifices and mouth rinses are known to contain ingredients that can alter the oral microbial flora and have undesirable side effects such as vomiting, diarrhoea, disarrangement of oral, intestinal flora and tooth staining...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183665/degradation-in-the-fatigue-crack-growth-resistance-of-human-dentin-by-lactic-acid
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Santiago Orrego, Huakun Xu, Dwayne Arola
The oral cavity frequently undergoes localized changes in chemistry and level of acidity, which threatens the integrity of the restorative material and supporting hard tissue. The focus of this study was to evaluate the changes in fatigue crack growth resistance of dentin and toughening mechanisms caused by lactic acid exposure. Compact tension specimens of human dentin were prepared from unrestored molars and subjected to Mode I opening mode cyclic loads. Fatigue crack growth was achieved in samples from mid- and outer-coronal dentin immersed in either a lactic acid solution or neutral conditions...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182054/design-formulation-and-physicochemical-evaluation-of-periodontal-propolis-mucoadhesive-gel
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Abolfazl Aslani, Negar Malekpour
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is a disease of tooth supporting tissues, and Gram-negative Bacteria are the main cause of this. Propolis has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects due to its high polyphenol and flavonoids content. The aim of this study is the formulation of a mucoadhesive gel containing concentrated extract of propolis for treatment of periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Formulations containing carbopol 940, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose K4M, and propolis extract were prepared...
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169270/using-loop-connectors-as-an-interim-mode-of-treatment-an-interdisciplinary-approach
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T Aby Mathew, Ashwin Thomas Koshy, Annie Susan Thomas, Angel Mary Joseph, Nicholas Mathew
To tackle a large midline diastema and generalized spacing existing before extraction often poses a challenge to the treating prosthodontist. The situation becomes even more complicated if the patient is a teenager, with multiple missing teeth, associated deep bite and where the jaw bone growth has not yet been completed. Possible treatment options would include a removable prosthesis, a fixed partial denture or an implant supported prosthesis. Treating such cases with a simple removable prosthesis cannot be justified if a deep bite existed which would result in posterior disocclusion...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167518/pleiotropic-regulation-of-virulence-genes-in-streptococcus-mutans-by-a-conserved-small-protein-sprv
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Manoharan Shankar, Mohammad S Hossain, Indranil Biswas
: Streptococcus mutans, an oral pathogen associated with dental caries, colonizes tooth surfaces as polymicrobial biofilms, known as dental plaque. S. mutans expresses several virulence factors that allow the organism to tolerate environmental fluctuations and to compete with other microorganisms. We recently identified that a small hypothetical protein (90 amino acids) was essential for normal growth of the bacterium. Inactivation of the gene SMU.2137 encoding this protein caused a significant growth defect and loss of various virulence-associated functions...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165391/charcot-marie-tooth-2b-peripheral-sensory-neuropathy-how-rab7-mutations-impact-ngf-signaling
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REVIEW
Harry Liu, Chengbiao Wu
Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2B peripheral sensory neuropathy (CMT2B) is a debilitating autosomal dominant hereditary sensory neuropathy. Patients with this disease lose pain sensation and frequently need amputation. Axonal dysfunction and degeneration of peripheral sensory neurons is a major clinical manifestation of CMT2B. However, the cellular and molecular pathogenic mechanisms remain undefined. CMT2B is caused by missense point mutations (L129F, K157N, N161T/I, V162M) in Rab7 GTPase. Strong evidence suggests that the Rab7 mutation(s) enhances the cellular levels of activated Rab7 proteins, thus resulting in increased lysosomal activity and autophagy...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163849/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-effects-of-aqueous-and-ethanolic-leaf-extracts-of-aloysia-citriodora-lemon-verbena-on-streptococcus-mutans-and-streptococcus-sobrinus
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Faranak Shafiee, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Zahra Shahandeh, Farhnaz Sadighian, Effat Khodadadi
INTRODUCTION: The Aloysia citriodora plant from the family of Verbenaceae has many uses in traditional medicine. The aim of the current study was to determine the effects of the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of A. citriodora on Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, which cause tooth decay. METHODS: This 2016 study was performed on standardized strains of S. mutans PTCC1683 and S. sobrinus PTCC1601 and clinical isolates. Twenty clinical samples were obtained from the dental caries of children admitted to the pediatric ward at the Faculty of Dentistry of Babol University of Medical Sciences (Babol, Iran)...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150411/registration-of-serial-maxillary-models-via-the-weighted-rugae-superimposition-method
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A H Abdi, M Nouri
OBJECTIVES: We introduce a weighted method for superimposition of serial digital maxillary models based on the variable stability of rugae points. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Plaster maxillary models of 24 randomly selected 12-year-olds as well as their models at the age of 14 were obtained and scanned using a benchtop structured-light 3D scanner. METHODS: The models were registered twice, once via the unweighted and again via the proposed weighted rugae superimposition method based on 12 rugae landmarks...
February 1, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149461/microbiological-characterization-and-effect-of-resin-composites-in-cervical-lesions
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Bonfanti Carlo, Nicola Barabanti, Giorgio Piccinelli, Vicente Faus-Matoses, Antonio Cerutti
BACKGROUND: Non carious cervical lesions associated to muscle hyperfunctions are increasing. Microhybrid resin composites are used to restore cervical abfractions. The purpose of this study was to investigate if resin composites modify tooth plaque, inducing an increment of cariogenic microflora and evaluate their effect, in vivo and in vitro, against S. mutans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight abfractions were restored with two microhybrid resin composites (Venus, Heraeus-Kulzer® and Esthet-X, Dentsply®), after gnatological therapy, in three patients with muscle hyperfunctions...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148924/mutations-in-methionyl-trna-synthetase-gene-in-a-chinese-family-with-interstitial-lung-and-liver-disease-postnatal-growth-failure-and-anemia
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Yu Sun, Guorui Hu, Jihang Luo, Di Fang, Yongguo Yu, Xiang Wang, Jing Chen, Wenjuan Qiu
Methionyl-tRNA synthetase (MARS) catalyzes the ligation of methionine to tRNA. Heterozygous MARS mutations have been reported to cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, type 2U (CMT2U). Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in MARS gene would cause interstitial lung and liver disease (ILLD), a severe disease onset in infancy or early childhood. Here we report a Chinese ILLD family with two affected boys diagnosed by exome sequencing. They carry novel compound heterozygous MARS mutations (p.Asp145Asn and p...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145066/analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-between-apical-papilla-tissues-stem-cells-from-apical-papilla-and-cell-sheet-to-identify-the-key-modulators-in-mscs-niche
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Shu Diao, Xiao Lin, Liping Wang, Rui Dong, Juan Du, Dongmei Yang, Zhipeng Fan
OBJECTIVES: The microenvironmental niche plays the key role for maintaining the cell functions. The stem cells from apical papilla (SCAPs) are important for tooth development and regeneration. However, there is limited knowledge about the key factors in niche for maintaining the function of SCAPs. In this study, we analyse the gene expression profiles between apical papilla tissues, SCAPs and SCAPs cell sheet to identify the key genes in SCAPs niche. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microarray assays and bioinformatic analysis were performed to screen the differential genes between apical papilla tissues and SCAPs, and SCAPs and SCAPs cell sheet...
February 1, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128328/antimicrobial-activity-of-proroot-mta-in-contact-with-blood
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C Farrugia, P Baca, J Camilleri, M T Arias Moliz
Dental materials based on Portland cement, which is used in the construction industry have gained popularity for clinical use due to their hydraulic properties, the interaction with tooth tissue and their antimicrobial properties. The antimicrobial properties are optimal in vitro. However in clinical use contact with blood may affect the antimicrobial properties. This study aims to assess whether antimicrobial properties of the Portland cement-based dental cements such as mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) are also affected by contact with blood present in clinical situations...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127332/effect-of-addition-of-curcumin-nanoparticles-on-antimicrobial-property-and-shear-bond-strength-of-orthodontic-composite-to-bovine-enamel
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Ahmad Sodagar, Abbas Bahador, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Badreddin Ahmadi, Pedram Baghaeian
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the effect of curcumin nanoparticles (curcNPs) on antimicrobial property and shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic composite to bovine enamel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this in vitro, experimental study, 1%, 5% and 10% curcNPs were added to Transbond XT composite. Stainless steel brackets were bonded to 48 sound bovine incisors in four groups (n=12) using composite containing 0% (control), 1%, 5% and 10% curcNPs. The bracket-tooth SBS was measured by a universal testing machine...
September 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123398/applicability-of-tooth-derived-stem-cells-in-neural-regeneration
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REVIEW
Ludovica Parisi, Edoardo Manfredi
Within the nervous system, regeneration is limited, and this is due to the small amount of neural stem cells, the inhibitory origin of the stem cell niche and often to the development of a scar which constitutes a mechanical barrier for the regeneration. Regarding these aspects, many efforts have been done in the research of a cell component that combined with scaffolds and growth factors could be suitable for nervous regeneration in regenerative medicine approaches. Autologous mesenchymal stem cells represent nowadays the ideal candidate for this aim, thank to their multipotency and to their amount inside adult tissues...
November 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110563/the-hexane-fraction-of-bursera-microphylla-a-gray-induces-p21-mediated-antiproliferative-and-proapoptotic-effects-in-human-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Sabrina Adorisio, Alessandra Fierabracci, Giulia Gigliarelli, Isabella Muscari, Lorenza Cannarile, Anna Marina Liberati, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Carlo Riccardi, Massimo Curini, Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda, Domenico V Delfino
Bursera microphylla (BM), one of the common elephant trees, is widely distributed in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. The Seri ethnic group in the Sonoran desert uses BM as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller drug for the treatment of sore throat, herpes labialis, abscessed tooth, and wound healing. Dried stems and leaves of BM are used in a tea to relieve painful urination and to stimulate bronchial secretion. Furthermore, BM is used for fighting venereal diseases. To investigate the effects of the hexane fraction of resin methanol extract (BM-H) on cell growth, the acute myeloid cell line (OCI-AML3) was treated with 250, 25, or 2...
January 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106505/pulp-vascularization-during-tooth-development-regeneration-and-therapy
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C Rombouts, T Giraud, C Jeanneau, I About
The pulp is a highly vascularized tissue situated in an inextensible environment surrounded by rigid dentin walls, with the apical foramina being the only access. The pulp vascular system is not only responsible for nutrient supply and waste removal but also contributes actively to the pulp inflammatory response and subsequent regeneration. This review discusses the underlying mechanisms of pulp vascularization during tooth development, regeneration, and therapeutic procedures, such as tissue engineering and tooth transplantation...
February 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097682/evaluation-of-perforated-demineralized-dentin-scaffold-on-bone-regeneration-in-critical-size-sheep-iliac-defects
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Md Arafat Kabir, Masaru Murata, Toshiyuki Akazawa, Kaoru Kusano, Katsuhisa Yamada, Manabu Ito
OBJECTIVES: Regenerating critical-size bone injury is a major problem that continues to inspire the design of new graft materials. Therefore, tissue engineering has become a novel approach for targeting bone regeneration applications. Human teeth are a rich source of stem cells, matrix, trace metal ions, and growth factors. A vital tooth-derived demineralized dentin matrix is acid-insoluble and composed of cross-linked collagen with growth factors. In this study, we recycled human non-functional tooth into a unique geometric dentin scaffold, entitled perforated root-demineralized dentin matrix (PR-DDM)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078880/orthodontic-forces-modulate-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-5-changes-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid
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A Ballini, L Santacroce, S Cantore, R Saini, F Mastrangelo, A Desiate, S Scacco
Orthodontic tooth movement results from the response of the periodontal tissue to orthodontic force, which leads to modeling and remodeling of the surrounding alveolar bone. The response is considered to occur through the activation of specific signaling pathways, many of which are known, all acting to ultimately result in tooth movement. Much is known about the actions of these two cells, and the signaling pathways that affect them, both in bone and orthodontic literature, however, to date, little work has been carried out to examine the effect of the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP) in orthodontics...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074842/analysis-of-the-fgf-gene-family-provides-insights-into-aquatic-adaptation-in-cetaceans
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Kiwoong Nam, Kyeong Won Lee, Oksung Chung, Hyung-Soon Yim, Sun-Shin Cha, Sae-Won Lee, JeHoon Jun, Yun Sung Cho, Jong Bhak, João Pedro de Magalhães, Jung-Hyun Lee, Jae-Yeon Jeong
Cetacean body structure and physiology exhibit dramatic adaptations to their aquatic environment. Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are a family of essential factors that regulate animal development and physiology; however, their role in cetacean evolution is not clearly understood. Here, we sequenced the fin whale genome and analysed FGFs from 8 cetaceans. FGF22, a hair follicle-enriched gene, exhibited pseudogenization, indicating that the function of this gene is no longer necessary in cetaceans that have lost most of their body hair...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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