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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728145/extracellular-dna-contributes-to-dental-biofilm-stability
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Sebastian Schlafer, Rikke L Meyer, Irene Dige, Viduthalai R Regina
Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is a major matrix component of many bacterial biofilms. While the presence of eDNA and its role in biofilm stability have been demonstrated for several laboratory biofilms of oral bacteria, there is no data available on the presence and function of eDNA in in vivo grown dental biofilms. This study aimed to determine whether eDNA was part of the matrix in biofilms grown in situ in the absence of sucrose and whether treatment with DNase dispersed biofilms grown for 2.5, 5, 7.5, 16.5, or 24 h...
July 21, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727885/sustained-activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-induces-cell-death-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
#2
Naoki Okumura, Miu Kitahara, Hirokazu Okuda, Keisuke Hashimoto, Emi Ueda, Makiko Nakahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Robert D Young, Andrew J Quantock, Theofilos Tourtas, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Friedrich Kruse, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: The unfolded protein response (UPR) is believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether unfolded proteins accumulate in the corneal endothelium in FECD and if they are involved in triggering cell death. Methods: Descemet's membranes with corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were obtained during keratoplasty, and expression of aggresomes, type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and agrin was evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727758/longevity-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-from-chlorophytum-borivilianum-on-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Steve Thomas Pannakal, Sibylle Jäger, Albert Duranton, Amit Tewari, Subarna Saha, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Nita Roy, Jean François Kuntz, Soraya Fermas, Darryl James, Jane Mellor, Namita Misra, Lionel Breton
The traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, provides insights and practical solutions towards a healthy life style. Rasayana is a branch of Ayurveda known for preserving and promoting health, enhancing the quality of life and delaying the aging process. In the traditional knowledge, the Rasayana herb, Chlorophytum borivilianum (C. borivilanum) is regarded as a general health promoting tonic that delays aging and increases lifespan, cognitive function and physical strength. Aging is a complex and multifactorial physiological phenomenon that manifests itself over a wide range of biological systems, tissues, and functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727410/exosomes-mediate-epithelium-mesenchyme-crosstalk-in-organ-development
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Nan Jiang, Lusai Xiang, Ling He, Guodong Yang, Jinxuan Zheng, Chenglin Wang, Yimei Zhang, Sainan Wang, Yue Zhou, Tzong-Jen Sheu, Jiaqian Wu, Kenian Chen, Paulo G Coelho, Nicky M Tovar, Shin Hye Kim, Mo Chen, Yan-Heng Zhou, Jeremy J Mao
Organ development requires complex signaling by cells in different tissues. Epithelium and mesenchyme interactions are crucial for the development of the skin, hair follicles, kidney, lungs, prostate, major glands and the teeth. Despite myriad literature on cell-cell interactions and ligand-receptor binding, the roles extracellular vesicles in epithelium-mesenchyme interactions during organogenesis are poorly understood. Here, we discovered that ~100 nm exosomes were secreted by the epithelium and mesenchyme of a developing tooth organ, and diffused through the basement membrane...
July 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727318/appropriate-cyclic-tensile-strain-promotes-biological-changes-of-cranial-base-synchondrosis-chondrocytes
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F Chu, Q Feng, Z Hu, G Shen
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to clarify biological changes of cranial base synchondrosis chondrocytes (CBSCs) upon cyclic tensile strain (CTS) loading which simulated orthopaedic mechanical protraction on cranial base synchondroses (CBS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A two-step digestion method was used to isolate CBSCs obtained from 1-week-old Sprague Dawley rats. Immunohistochemical staining of type II collagen and Sox9 was conducted to identify chondrocytes. A CTS of 1 Hz and 10% elongation was applied to the second passage of CBSCs by FX-5000™ Tension System for 24 hours...
August 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727135/the-role-of-metalloproteinases-in-endometrial-remodelling-during-menstrual-cycle
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Barbara Grzechocińska, Filip Dąbrowski, Anna Cyganek, Grzegorz Panek, Mirosław Wielgoś
Endometrium is the only tissue in the human body subject to cyclic transformations under the influence of ovarian steroid hormones. As estradiol and progesterone balance throughout the physiological menstrual cycle changes, so does the expression of metalloproteinases (MMPs). These endopeptides are responsible for keeping the balance between the process of synthesis and degradation of extracellular matrix proteins. Thus, MMP's take part in sustaining physiological stability of the endometrium. A number of MMPs found in the endometrial tissue and their activity is related to menstrual cycle phase...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726917/engineering-micromyocardium-to-delineate-cellular-and-extracellular-regulation-of-myocardial-tissue-contractility
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Nethika R Ariyasinghe, Caitlin H Reck, Alyssa A Viscio, Andrew P Petersen, Davi M Lyra-Leite, Nathan Cho, Megan L McCain
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death, in part due to limitations of existing models of the myocardium. Myocardium consists of aligned, contractile cardiac myocytes interspersed with fibroblasts that synthesize extracellular matrix (ECM). The cellular demographics and biochemical and mechanical properties of the ECM remodel in many different cardiac diseases. However, the impact of diverse cellular and extracellular remodeling on the contractile output of the myocardium are poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726647/results-of-minimal-invasive-treatment-in-localized-acquired-cutis-laxa-type-1-and-type-2-case-report-and-discussion
#8
U Wollina
Cutis laxa is a disease of premature ageing. While the congenital type is characterized by mutations of genes involved in extracellular matrix turnover, acquired cutis laxa is a rare disease that can be induced by a variety of exogenous factors. We present a case of acquired type 2 cutis laxa of the neck due to excessive exposure to natural sunlight and a type 1 facial acquired cutis laxa, both significantly improved by minor invasive procedures. The etiology, prevention and treatment options are discussed.
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726551/extracellular-matrix-and-integrin-expression-profiles-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells-and-tissue-model
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Benjamin Goyer, Mathieu Thériault, Sébastien P Gendron, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette, Stéphanie Proulx
Primary corneal endothelial cell cultures and 3D engineered tissue models were used to study the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in a vision impairing pathology known as Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Corneal endothelial cells (CEC) were isolated from excised Descemet membranes of patients with end-stage FECD. CEC isolated from healthy corneas served as controls. Microarray gene profiling was performed on post-confluent cultures of healthy and FECD cells. Protein expression analyses were conducted on tissue models that were engineered by seeding an endothelium on previously devitalized human stromal carriers...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726057/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-modulates-trophic-signaling-through-interaction-with-serine-protease-htra1
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Åsa Fex Svenningsen, Svenja Löring, Anna Lahn Sørensen, Ha Uyen Buu Huynh, Simone Hjæresen, Nellie Martin, Jesper Bonnet Moeller, Maria Louise Elkjær, Uffe Holmskov, Zsolt Illes, Malin Andersson, Solveig Beck Nielsen, Eirikur Benedikz
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a small conserved protein, is abundant in the immune- and central nervous system (CNS). MIF has several receptors and binding partners that can modulate its action on a cellular level. It is upregulated in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer although its function is far from clear. Here, we report the finding of a new binding partner to MIF, the serine protease HTRA1. This enzyme cleaves several growth factors, extracellular matrix molecules and is implicated in some of the same diseases as MIF...
July 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726006/microrna-21-in-skin-fibrosis-potential-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Yan Li, Juan Zhang, Yuying Lei, Lechun Lyu, Ruiling Zuo, Ting Chen
Skin fibrosis is a common pathological process characterized by fibroblast proliferation and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix. However, the pathogenesis of the disease is still not clear. Previous studies have shown that microRNA-21 may play pivotal roles in the regulation of a variety of skin fibrosis, including keloid, scleroderma, and hypertrophic scar. In this review, we outline the structure, expression, and regulation of microRNA-21 and its role in fibrotic skin diseases. In future, it may be useful as a prognostic or diagnostic marker...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724774/histopathology-of-veins-obtained-at-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-surgery
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Charles E Alpers, Peter B Imrey, Kelly L Hudkins, Tomasz A Wietecha, Milena Radeva, Michael Allon, Alfred K Cheung, Laura M Dember, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Yan-Ting Shiu, Christi M Terry, Alik Farber, Gerald J Beck, Harold I Feldman, John W Kusek, Jonathan Himmelfarb
Stenosis from venous neointimal hyperplasia is common in native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). However, the preexisting histologic characteristics of veins at fistula creation, and associations thereof with baseline patient factors, have not been well characterized. In this study, we conducted histologic analysis of a segment of the vein used for anastomosis creation, obtained during AVF creation from 554 of the 602 participants in the multicenter Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Cohort Study. We quantified intimal and medial areas and lengths of the internal and external elastic lamina by morphometry and assessed venous wall cells by immunohistochemistry, extracellular matrix with Movat stain, and calcium deposition by alizarin red stain...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724217/chondroprotective-and-anti-nociceptive-effects-of-caffeoylquinic-acid-in-osteoarthritis-by-downregulating-catabolic-activity-and-oxidative-damage-in-chondrocytes
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Luping Liu, Yongmei Li
We evaluated the chondroprotective and anti-nociceptive effects of caffeoylquinic acid (CA) in a rat osteoarthritis (OA) model. Monosodium iodoacetate was injected intra-articularly in the rats to produce OA. The rats were divided into three groups: control, OA group, which received vehicle, and the CA-treated group, which received CA (50mg/kg, p.o.) for 14days. At the end of the protocol, pain was estimated by observing the paw withdrawal threshold and latency. Degeneration of cartilage was assessed through histomorphological and microscopical examination of joints...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723473/can-decellularised-prostate-tissue-be-used-to-model-tumour-malignancy
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EDITORIAL
Norman J Maitland
This editorial discusses how feasible it will be to predict the invasive capacity of human prostate cancers by measuring their invasion into decellularised extracellular matrix and stresses the multiple factors that affect local metastasis, including immune and stromal cells.
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723472/human-prostate-tissue-derived-extracellular-matrix-as-a-model-of-prostate-microenvironment
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Walter Cazzaniga, Manuela Nebuloni, Erika Longhi, Irene Locatelli, Raffaele Allevi, Roberta Lucianò, Gelsomina Senatore, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Vito Cucchiara, Luca Genovese, Francesco Montorsi, Massimo Alfano, Andrea Salonia, Ilaria Cavarretta
BACKGROUND: Clinical experience highlights the wide heterogeneity of primary prostate cancer (PPCa), even when potentially related to the same grade and stage. Currently available prediction tools and biomarkers do not always allow for early recognition of PPCa aggressive phenotype, sometimes making it impossible to distinguish among men harbouring indolent tumours or life-threatening disease. OBJECTIVE: To establish a novel ex vivo/in vitro model suitable to estimate the invasive phenotype of PPCa cells (PPCaC)...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723167/sensitive-detection-of-mmp9-enzymatic-activities-in-single-cell-encapsulated-microdroplets-as-an-assay-of-cancer-cell-invasiveness
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Zhao Yu, Lu Zhou, Ting Zhang, Rui Shen, Chenxi Li, Xu Fang, Gareth Griffiths, Jian Liu
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are typically up-regulated in cancer cells, and play a critical role in assisting metastasis by the breakdown of the extracellular matrix. Here we report an effective strategy for cell invasiveness assay by integrating MMP9 functional activity analysis with single cell-encapsulated microdroplets. A flow focusing capillary microfluidic device has been assembled using "off-the-shelf" fluidic components for high-throughput generation of microdroplets. Tumor cells, MMP9 specific peptides, and other cofactors can be loaded into the device and encapsulated into individual droplets as dynamic microreactors for proteolytic cleavage of the substrate...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722504/role-of-tenascin-c-in-articular-cartilage
#17
Masahiro Hasegawa, Toshimichi Yoshida, Akihiro Sudo
Tenascin-C (TN-C) is a glycoprotein component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). TN-C consists of four distinct domains, including the tenascin assembly domain, epidermal growth factor-like repeats, fibronectin type III-like repeats, and the fibrinogen-like globe (FBG) domain. This review summarizes the role of TN-C in articular cartilage. Expression of TN-C is associated with the development of articular cartilage but markedly decreases during maturation of chondrocytes and disappears almost completely in adult articular cartilage...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722445/highlighting-cancer-cells-with-halochromic-switches
#18
Sicheng Tang, Yang Zhang, Ek Raj Thapaliya, Adrienne S Brown, James N Wilson, Françisco M Raymo
Halochromic coumarin-oxazine prefluorophores and targeting folate ligands can be connected covalently to the side chains of amphiphilic polymers. The resulting macromolecular constructs assemble into nanoparticles in aqueous environments. The prefluorophores do not produce any detectable fluorescence at neutral pH, but are converted into fluorophores with intense visible emission at acidic pH. Protonation opens the oxazine heterocycle to shift bathochromically the coumarin absorption and activate fluorescence with a brightness per nanoparticle approaching 5 × 10(5) M(-1) cm(-1)...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722327/transforming-growth-factor-beta-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-interaction-in-the-cancer-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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REVIEW
Juan F Santibanez, Hristina Obradović, Tamara Kukolj, Jelena Krstić
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a pleiotropic factor that acts as a tumor suppressor in the early stages, while it exerts tumor promoting activities in advanced stages of cancer development. One of the hallmarks of cancer progression is the capacity of cancer cells to migrate and invade surrounding tissues with subsequent metastasis to different organs. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) together with urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR), whose main original function described is the proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix, play key cellular roles in the enhancement of cell malignancy during cancer progression...
July 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722137/precise-and-arbitrary-deposition-of-biomolecules-onto-biomimetic-fibrous-matrices-for-spatially-controlled-cell-distribution-and-functions
#20
Chao Jia, Bowen Luo, Haoyu Wang, Yongqian Bian, Xueyong Li, Shaohua Li, Hongjun Wang
Advances in nano-/microfabrication allow the fabrication of biomimetic substrates for various biomedical applications. In particular, it would be beneficial to control the distribution of cells and relevant biomolecules on an extracellular matrix (ECM)-like substrate with arbitrary micropatterns. In this regard, the possibilities of patterning biomolecules and cells on nanofibrous matrices are explored here by combining inkjet printing and electrospinning. Upon investigation of key parameters for patterning accuracy and reproducibility, three independent studies are performed to demonstrate the potential of this platform for: i) transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-induced spatial differentiation of fibroblasts, ii) spatiotemporal interactions between breast cancer cells and stromal cells, and iii) cancer-regulated angiogenesis...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
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