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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431520/infectious-agents-is-a-risk-factor-for-myxomatous-mitral-valve-degeneration-a-case-control-study
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Marcos Gradim Tiveron, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Maria de Lourdes Higuchi, Marcia Martins Reis, Jaqueline de Jesus Pereira, Joyce Tieko Kawakami, Renata Nishiyama Ikegami, Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandao, Fabio Biscegli Jatene
BACKGROUND: The etiology of myxomatous mitral valve degeneration (MVD) is not fully understood and may depend on time or environmental factors for which the interaction of infectious agents has not been documented. The purpose of the study is to analyze the effect of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp), Chlamydophila pneumoniae (Cp) and Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) on myxomatous mitral valve degeneration pathogenesis and establish whether increased in inflammation and collagen degradation in myxomatous mitral valve degeneration etiopathogenesis...
April 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431402/micrometastasis-of-endometriosis-to-distant-organs-in-a-murine-model
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Elham N Samani, Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, Fei Li, Levent Mutlu, Demetra Hufnagel, Graciela Krikun, Hugh S Taylor
Endometriosis is an inflammatory gynecological disorder among reproductive-aged women caused by the engraftment and proliferation of endometrial cells outside the uterus, most commonly in the pelvis. It is thought that the disease arises primarily from retrograde menstruation where cells from the endometrium travel through the fallopian tubes to the peritoneal cavity. However, migration of endometriosis-derived cells to distant organs outside of the peritoneal cavity have not been explored. In the present study, we developed and validated a mouse model of disseminated endometriosis using syngeneic DsRed endometrial tissue introduced into the peritoneum of immunocompetent mice...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431200/the-utility-of-flow-cytometry-in-differentiating-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-from-indolent-and-reactive-nk-cell-proliferations
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Sanjay de Mel, Jenny Bei Li, Muhammad Bilal Abid, Tiffany P L Tang, Hui Ming Tay, Wen Chang Ting, Li Mei Poon, Tae Hoon Chung, Benjamin Mow, Allison Tso, Kiat Hoe Ong, Wee Joo Chng, Te Chih Liu
BACKGROUND: The WHO defines 3 categories of NK cell malignancies; extra nodal NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTCL), aggressive NK cell leukaemia, and the provisional entity chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of NK cells (CLPD-NK). Although the flow cytometric (FC) phenotype of CLPD-NK has been described, studies on FC phenotype of NKTCL are limited. To the best of our knowledge ours is the first study to compare the phenotype of NKTCL, CLPD-NK, reactive NK lymphocytosis (RNKL), and normal NK cells using eight colour (8C) FC...
April 21, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430292/failure-of-the-vascular-hypothesis-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency
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Maha M A Zakaria, Shahira Y Mikhael, Azza K Abu Hussein, Rania A Salah El-Din, Hany W Abd El-Malak, Iman H Hewedi, Hany S Nadim
<i>Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a series of stenotic malformations in the cerebrospinal venous outflow routes, which is postulated to cause multiple sclerosis (MS). The hypotheses assumed that CCSVI leads to iron deposition which triggers inflammation and demyelination in MS. Invasive endovascular treatment of CCSVI was initiated based on the previous theory. The present study was designed to validate this hypothesis using a rat model of CCSVI. Bilateral jugular vein ligation (JVL) was performed on female albino rats (n = 15), and sham-operated rats (n = 15) were used as a control group...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429508/immunophenotyping-and-activation-status-of-maternal-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-pregnancy-and-labour-both-term-and-preterm
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Jianhong Zhang, Oksana Shynlova, Sally Sabra, Annie Bang, Laurent Briollais, Stephen J Lye
The onset of labour in rodents and in humans is associated with physiological inflammation which is manifested by infiltration of activated maternal peripheral leukocytes (mPLs) into uterine tissues. Here, we used flow cytometry to immunophenotype mPLs throughout gestation and labour, both term and preterm. Peripheral blood was collected from non-pregnant women and pregnant women in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Samples were also collected from women in active labour at term (TL) or preterm (PTL) and compared with women term not-in-labour (TNIL) and preterm not-in-labour (PTNIL)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429052/the-skeletal-impact-of-the-chemotherapeutic-agent-etoposide
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A J Koh, B P Sinder, P Entezami, L Nilsson, L K McCauley
Effects of the chemotherapeutic agent etoposide on the skeleton were determined in mice. Numbers of bone marrow cells were reduced and myeloid cells were increased. Bone volume was significantly decreased with signs of inhibition of bone formation. Etoposide after pre-treatment with zoledronic acid still reduced bone but overall bone volume was higher than with etoposide alone. INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapeutics target rapidly dividing tumor cells yet also impact hematopoietic and immune cells in an off target manner...
April 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428556/treatment-of-donor-corneal-tissue-with-immunomodulatory-cytokines-a-novel-strategy-to-promote-graft-survival-in-high-risk-corneal-transplantation
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Maryam Tahvildari, Parisa Emami-Naeini, Masahiro Omoto, Alireza Mashaghi, Sunil K Chauhan, Reza Dana
Antigen-presenting cells (APCs) play an important role in transplant rejection and tolerance. In high-risk corneal transplantation, where the graft bed is inflamed and vascularized, immature APCs in the donor corneal stroma quickly mature and migrate to lymphoid tissues to sensitize host T cells. In this study, using a mouse model of corneal transplantation, we investigated whether enrichment of tolerogenic APCs (tolAPCs) in donor corneas can enhance graft survival in corneal allograft recipients with inflamed graft beds...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427135/-effects-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-polarization-of-peritoneal-macrophages-in-rats-with-sepsis
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Y H Zheng, B Xiong, Y Y Deng, W Lai, S Y Zheng, H N Bian, Z A Liu, Z F Huang, C W Sun, H H Li, H M Luo, L H Ma, H X Chen
Objective: To explore the effects of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on polarization of peritoneal macrophages isolated from rats with sepsis induced by endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Methods: (1) BMSCs were isolated, cultured and purified from 5 SD rats with whole bone marrow adherent method. The third passage of cells were collected for morphologic observation, detection of expressions of stem cell surface markers CD29, CD44, CD45, and CD90 with flow cytometer, and identification of osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422515/allergen-induced-increases-in-sputum-levels-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-asthmatic-subjects
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Ruchong Chen, Steven G Smith, Brittany Salter, Amani El-Gammal, John Paul Oliveria, Caitlin Obminski, Rick Watson, Paul M O'Byrne, Gail M Gauvreau, Roma Sehmi
RATIONALE: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), a major source of type 2 cytokines, initiate eosinophilic inflammatory responses in murine models of asthma. OBJECTIVES: Investigate the role of ILC2 in allergen-induced airway eosinophilic responses in atopic asthmatics. METHODS: Using a diluent-controlled allergen challenge cross-over study, where all subjects (n=10) developed allergen-induced early and late responses , airway eosinophilia and increased methacholine airway responsiveness, bone marrow, blood and sputum samples were collected pre- and post-inhalation challenge...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421385/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-tumor-effects-of-selected-platinum-iv-and-dinuclear-platinum-ii-complexes-against-lung-cancer-cells
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Milos Arsenijevic, Marija Milovanovic, Snezana Jovanovic, Natalija Arsenijevic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Marina Gazdic, Vladislav Volarevic
In the present study, cytotoxic effects of cisplatin, the most usually used chemotherapeutic agent, were compared with new designed platinum(IV) ([PtCl4(en)] (en = ethylenediamine) and [PtCl4(dach)]) (dach = (±)-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane) and platinum(II) complexes ([{trans-Pt(NH3)2Cl}2(μ-pyrazine)](ClO4)2 (Pt1), [{trans-Pt(NH3)2Cl}2(μ-4,4'-bipyridyl)](ClO4)2DMF(Pt2),[{trans-Pt(NH3)2Cl}2(μ-1,2-bis(4pyridyl)ethane)](ClO4)2 (Pt3)), in vitro and in vivo against human and murine lung cancer cells, to determine anti-tumor potential of newly synthesized platinum-based drugs in the therapy of lung cancer...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420992/deficient-adipogenesis-of-scleroderma-patient-and-healthy-african-american-monocytes
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Rebecca Lee, Charles Reese, Gustavo Carmen-Lopez, Beth Perry, Michael Bonner, Marina Zemskova, Carole L Wilson, Kristi L Helke, Richard M Silver, Stanley Hoffman, Elena Tourkina
Monocytes from systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) patients and healthy African Americans (AA) are deficient in the regulatory protein caveolin-1 leading to enhanced migration toward chemokines and fibrogenic differentiation. While dermal fibrosis is the hallmark of SSc, loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue is a lesser-known feature. To better understand the etiology of SSc and the predisposition of AA to SSc, we studied the adipogenic potential of SSc and healthy AA monocytes. The ability of SSc and healthy AA monocytes to differentiate into adipocyte-like cells (ALC) is inhibited compared to healthy Caucasian (C) monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420441/autologous-bone-marrow-derived-cell-transplantation-in-decompensated-alcoholic-liver-disease-what-is-the-impact-on-liver-histology-and-gene-expression-patterns
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Nicolas Lanthier, Nathalie Lin-Marq, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Sophie Clément, Nicolas Goossens, Laurent Spahr
BACKGROUND: Liver stem cell therapy (SCT) has been suggested as a promising means to improve liver regeneration in advanced liver disease. However, data from trials are heterogeneous, with no systematic histological evaluation. The aim of this study is to specifically analyze the effect of autologous SCT on liver regeneration and on gene expression changes. METHODS: Individuals in the randomized controlled trial of SCT in alcoholic hepatitis with paired liver biopsies were included (n = 58)...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420427/isolation-and-characterization-of-equine-native-msc-populations
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Cristina L Esteves, Tara A Sheldrake, Simone P Mesquita, Juan J Pesántez, Timothy Menghini, Lucy Dawson, Bruno Péault, F Xavier Donadeu
BACKGROUND: In contrast to humans in which mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) therapies are still largely in the clinical trial phase, MSCs have been used therapeutically in horses for over 15 years, thus constituting a valuable preclinical model for humans. In human tissues, MSCs have been shown to originate from perivascular cells, namely pericytes and adventitial cells, which are identified by the presence of the cell surface markers CD146 and CD34, respectively. In contrast, the origin of MSCs in equine tissues has not been established, preventing the isolation and culture of defined cell populations in that species...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416580/a-tspo-ligand-attenuates-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Minshu Li, Honglei Ren, Kevin N Sheth, Fu-Dong Shi, Qiang Liu
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease without effective treatment. After ICH, the immediate infiltration of leukocytes and activation of microglia are accompanied by a rapid up-regulation of translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO). TSPO ligands have shown anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties in models of CNS injury. In this study, we determined the impact of a TSPO ligand, etifoxine, on brain injury and inflammation in 2 mouse models of ICH. TSPO was up-regulated in Iba1(+) cells from brains of patients with ICH and in CD11b(+)CD45(int) cells from mice subjected to collagenase-induced ICH...
April 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414780/sensitive-quantification-of-the-hiv-1-reservoir-in-gut-associated-lymphoid-tissue
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Sara Morón-López, Maria C Puertas, Cristina Gálvez, Jordi Navarro, Anna Carrasco, Maria Esteve, Josep Manyé, Manel Crespo, Maria Salgado, Javier Martinez-Picado
BACKGROUND: The implementation of successful strategies to achieve an HIV cure has become a priority in HIV research. However, the current location and size of HIV reservoirs is still unknown since there are limited tools to evaluate HIV latency in viral sanctuaries such as gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). As reported in the so called "Boston Patients", despite undetectable levels of proviral HIV-1 DNA in blood and GALT, viral rebound happens in just few months after ART interruption...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410235/cysteinyl-leukotriene-receptor-1-facilitates-tumorigenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
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Janina Osman, Sayeh Savari, Naveen Kumar Chandrashekar, Kishan Bellamkonda, Desiree Douglas, Anita Sjölander
Cysteinyl leukotriene receptor 1 (CysLT1R) has been shown to be up-regulated in the adenocarcinomas of colorectal cancer patients, which is associated with a poor prognosis. In a spontaneous model of colon cancer, CysLT1R disruption was associated with a reduced tumor burden in double-mutant female mice (ApcMin/+/Cysltr1-/-) compared to ApcMin/+ littermates. In the current study, we utilized a genetic approach to investigate the effect of CysLT1R in the induced azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium (AOM/DSS) model of colitis-associated colon cancer...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409292/effects-of-the-donor-age-on-proliferation-senescence-and-osteogenic-capacity-of-human-urine-derived-stem-cells
#17
Peng Gao, Peilin Han, Dapeng Jiang, Shulong Yang, Qingbo Cui, Zhaozhu Li
To study the effects of the donor age on the application potential of human urine-derived stem cells (hUSCs) in bone tissue engineering, by comparing proliferation, senescence and osteogenic differentiation of hUSCs originated from volunteers with different ages. The urine samples were collected from 19 healthy volunteers (6 cases from children group aged from 5 to 14, 5 cases from middle-aged group aged from 30 to 40, and 8 cases from the elder group aged from 65 to 75), and hUSCs were isolated and cultured...
April 13, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408761/endothelial-and-astrocytic-support-by-human-bone-marrow-stem-cell-grafts-into-symptomatic-als-mice-towards-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-repair
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Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, Crupa Kurien, Avery Thomson, Dimitri Falco, Sohaib Ahmad, Joseph Staffetti, George Steiner, Sophia Abraham, Greeshma James, Ajay Mahendrasah, Paul R Sanberg, Cesario V Borlongan
Vascular pathology, including blood-CNS barrier (B-CNS-B) damage via endothelial cell (EC) degeneration, is a recently recognized hallmark of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis. B-CNS-B repair may be a new therapeutic approach for ALS. This study aimed to determine effects of transplanted unmodified human bone marrow CD34+ (hBM34+) cells into symptomatic G93A mice towards blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) repair. Thirteen weeks old G93A mice intravenously received one of three different doses of hBM34+ cells...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408732/glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-transfected-placenta-derived-versus-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-cells-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Yao Lu, Hui Gao, Man Zhang, Bing Chen, Huilin Yang
BACKGROUND Placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (PMSCs) were isolated from placenta and had differentiation and self-renewal potential. We transfected PMSCs with glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and compared their effect for repairing spinal cord injury (SCI) with that of GDNF-transfected bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The PMSCs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat placenta; BMSCs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat thigh bone marrow. Primary cultured BMSCs and PMSCs were uniformly spindle-shaped...
April 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406165/myostatin-mediates-abdominal-aortic-atherosclerosis-progression-by-inducing-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-dysfunction-and-monocyte-recruitment
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D Verzola, S Milanesi, M Bertolotto, S Garibaldi, B Villaggio, C Brunelli, M Balbi, P Ameri, F Montecucco, D Palombo, G Ghigliotti, G Garibotto, J H Lindeman, C Barisione
Myostatin (Mstn) is a skeletal muscle growth inhibitor involved in metabolic disorders and heart fibrosis. In this study we sought to verify whether Mstn is also operative in atherosclerosis of abdominal aorta. In human specimens, Mstn expression was almost absent in normal vessels, became detectable in the media of non-progressive lesions and increased with the severity of the damage. In progressive atherosclerotic lesions, Mstn was present in the media, neointima, plaque shoulder and in infiltrating macrophages...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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