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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738216/early-time-related-course-of-image-findings-in-postmortem-mri-typical-findings-and-observer-agreement-in-a-porcine-model
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Frank Oliver Henes, Marc Regier, Peter Bannas, Marlen Henker, Axel Heinemann, Jan Sperhake, Philipp G C Begemann, Gerhard Adam, Michael Groth
PURPOSE: To assess early time-related image findings in postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to evaluate observer agreement in a porcine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three pigs were examined by MRI at 15 different time points in the first 36h after death. Two observers independently recorded the postmortem interval (PMI) to the appearance of fluid collection (pleural space, interlobar and interlobular pulmonary fissures and hepatic interlobar fissures), gas accumulation (intrahepatic and intracardial) and blood clotting (aorta and intrahepatic venous vessels)...
July 15, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738009/morphological-evaluation-of-clefts-of-the-lip-palate-or-both-in-dogs
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Santiago Peralta, Nadine Fiani, Kimi H Kan-Rohrer, Frank J M Verstraete
OBJECTIVE To systematically characterize the morphology of cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip and palate in dogs. ANIMALS 32 client-owned dogs with clefts of the lip (n = 5), palate (23), or both (4) that had undergone a CT or cone-beam CT scan of the head prior to any surgical procedures involving the oral cavity or face. PROCEDURES Dog signalment and skull type were recorded. The anatomic form of each defect was characterized by use of a widely used human oral-cleft classification system on the basis of CT findings and clinical images...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738005/accuracy-and-repeatability-of-long-bone-replicas-of-small-animals-fabricated-by-use-of-low-end-and-high-end-commercial-three-dimensional-printers
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Jamie A Cone, Thomas M Martin, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Ola L A Harrysson, Emily H Griffith
OBJECTIVE To assess the repeatability and accuracy of polymer replicas of small, medium, and large long bones of small animals fabricated by use of 2 low-end and 2 high-end 3-D printers. SAMPLE Polymer replicas of a cat femur, dog radius, and dog tibia were fabricated in triplicate by use of each of four 3-D printing methods. PROCEDURES 3-D renderings of the 3 bones reconstructed from CT images were prepared, and length, width of the proximal aspect, and width of the distal aspect of each CT image were measured in triplicate...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737767/sensitive-and-non-invasive-method-for-the-in-vivo-analysis-of-membrane-permeability-in-small-animals
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Andrea Fernandez-Carrera, Eva Vigo, Carla Regueiro-Rodríguez, África González-Fernández, David Olivieri, Luiz S Aroeira
Tissue membranes are boundaries that isolate organs or cavities in the body. These semi-permeable membranes are responsible for passive protection that acts through the regulation of nutrient absorption, secretion and filtration of small molecules. These functions could be altered as a consequence of inflammation or trauma, which in turn could lead to changes in permeability, allowing the entrance of toxins, antigens, proteins or facilitating the spread of tumors. Membrane permeability therefore plays an important role in numerous diseases...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737011/a-distinctive-patchy-osteomalacia-characterises-phospho1-deficient-mice
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Alan Boyde, Katherine A Staines, Behzad Javaheri, Jose Luis Millan, Andrew A Pitsillides, Colin Farquharson
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 knockout (KO) mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and spontaneous fractures: they contain less mineral, with smaller mineral crystals. However, the consequences of Phospho1 ablation on the microscale structure of bone are not yet fully elucidated. Tibias and femurs obtained from wild-type and Phospho1 null (KO) mice (25-32 weeks old) were embedded in PMMA, cut and polished to produce near longitudinal sections...
August 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736729/factors-promoting-development-of-fibrosis-in-crohn-s-disease
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Gerhard Rogler, Martin Hausmann
The concepts on the pathophysiology of intestinal fibrosis in Crohn's disease (CD) have changed in recent years. Some years ago fibrosis was regarded to be a consequence of long-standing inflammation with subsequent destruction of the gut wall matrix followed by scar formation and collagen deposition. Fibrosis in CD patients appeared to be an irreversible process that could hardly be influenced. Therefore, the main target in CD therapy was to control inflammation to avoid fibrosis development. Many of these assumptions seem to be only partially true...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736668/in-vivo-photoacoustics-and-high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-of-mechanical-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation
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Khalid Daoudi, Martijn Hoogenboom, Martijn den Brok, Dylan Eikelenboom, Gosse J Adema, Jürgen J Fütterer, Chris L de Korte
The thermal effect of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been clinically exploited over a decade, while the mechanical HIFU is still largely confined to laboratory investigations. This is in part due to the lack of adequate imaging techniques to better understand the in-vivo pathological and immunological effects caused by the mechanical treatment. In this work, we explore the use of high frequency ultrasound (US) and photoacoustics (PA) as a potential tool to evaluate the effect of mechanical ablation in-vivo, e...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736367/-establishment-of-mouse-model-of-bone-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer-and-breast-cancer-via-femoral-artery-injection-of-tumor-cells
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Zhao-Yang Yin, Si-Yong Qi, Xiang Cheng, Liang Guo, Hong-Yu Chen, Ming Shi
OBJECTIVE: To explore an efficient and reliable method for establishing an animal model of bone metastasis of tumors. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were randomized into 4 equal groups to receive injections of normal saline or prostate cancer RM-1 cell suspension via the femoral artery or the external iliac artery, and breast cancer 4T1-luc cells were injected in 15 female BALB/c mice via the femoral artery. The operation time, postoperative survival rate, and the tumor formation rates in the mice with two different injection methods were compared...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736221/scaffold-curvature-mediated-novel-biomineralization-process-originates-a-continuous-soft-tissue-to-bone-interface
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Michael Paris, Andreas Götz, Inga Hettrich, Cécile M Bidan, John W C Dunlop, Hajar Razi, Ivo Zizak, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Peter Fratzl, Georg N Duda, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Amaia Cipitria
A myriad of shapes are found in biological tissues, often naturally evolved to fulfill a particular function. In the field of tissue engineering, substrate geometry influences cell behavior and tissue formation in-vitro, yet little is known how this translates to an in-vivo scenario. Here we investigate scaffold curvature-induced tissue growth, without additional growth factors or cells, in an ovine animal model. We show that soft tissue formation follows a curvature-driven tissue growth model. The highly organized endogenous soft matrix, potentially under mechanical strain, leads to a non-standard form of biomineralization, whereby the pre-existing organic matrix is mineralized without collagen remodeling and without an intermediate cartilage ossification phase...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736167/an-actomyosin-arf-gef-negative-feedback-loop-for-tissue-elongation-under-stress
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Junior J West, Teresa Zulueta-Coarasa, Janna A Maier, Donghoon M Lee, Ashley E E Bruce, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Tony J C Harris
In response to a pulling force, a material can elongate, hold fast, or fracture. During animal development, multi-cellular contraction of one region often stretches neighboring tissue. Such local contraction occurs by induced actomyosin activity, but molecular mechanisms are unknown for regulating the physical properties of connected tissue for elongation under stress. We show that cytohesins, and their Arf small G protein guanine nucleotide exchange activity, are required for tissues to elongate under stress during both Drosophila dorsal closure (DC) and zebrafish epiboly...
July 13, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736106/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-approach-to-trimethyltin-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rats
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Ladislav Baciak, Zdenka Gasparova, Tibor Liptaj, Ivo Juranek
Trimethyltin (TMT) is commonly used to induce neurodegeneration in mice and rats; however, only scarce data of in vivo MR spectroscopy and imaging characterizing TMT neurotoxicity are available. Our aim was to assess brain metabolite changes and brain atrophy by in vivo MR in the rat model of neurodegeneration induced by TMT. Adult male Wistar rats exposed to TMT (8 mg/kg, i.p.) were used in the study. Proton MRS was applied on the dorsal hippocampus to reveal changes in neurochemical profile and MRI was used to assess the volume of the entire hippocampus, ventricles and whole brain...
July 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735764/bmp-2-7-heterodimer-strongly-induces-bone-regeneration-in-the-absence-of-increased-soft-tissue-inflammation
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Takashi Kaito, Tokimitsu Morimoto, Yuki Mori, Sadaaki Kanayama, Takahiro Makino, Shota Takenaka, Yusuke Sakai, Satoru Otsuru, Yoshichika Yoshioka, Hideki Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2/7 heterodimer is a stronger inducer of bone regeneration than individual homodimers. However, clinical application of its potent bone induction ability may be hampered if its use is accompanied by excessive inflammatory reactions. PURPOSE: We sought to quantitatively evaluate bone induction and inflammatory reactions by BMP heterodimer and corresponding BMP homodimers using ultra-high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and micro-computed tomography...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734679/assessment-of-biodistribution-using-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-algorithm-for-study-design-and-challenges-in-detection-methodologies
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Blanca Reyes, Maria Isabel Coca, Margarita Codinach, María Dolores López-Lucas, Anna Del Mazo-Barbara, Marta Caminal, Irene Oliver-Vila, Valentín Cabañas, Silvia Lope-Piedrafita, Joan García-López, José M Moraleda, Cesar G Fontecha, Joaquim Vives
BACKGROUND AIMS: Biodistribution of candidate cell-based therapeutics is a critical safety concern that must be addressed in the preclinical development program. We aimed to design a decision tree based on a series of studies included in actual dossiers approved by competent regulatory authorities, noting that the design, execution and interpretation of pharmacokinetics studies using this type of therapy is not straightforward and presents a challenge for both developers and regulators...
July 19, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733815/structure-of-isolated-z-disks-from-honeybee-flight-muscle
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Mara Rusu, Zhongjun Hu, Kenneth A Taylor, John Trinick
The Z-disk is a complex structure comprising some 40 proteins that are involved in the transmission of force developed during muscle contraction and in important signalling pathways that govern muscle homeostasis. In the Z-disk the ends of antiparallel thin filaments from adjacent sarcomeres are crosslinked by α-actinin. The structure of the Z-disk lattice varies greatly throughout the animal kingdom. In vertebrates the thin filaments form a tetragonal lattice, whereas invertebrate flight muscle has a hexagonal lattice...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733734/combined-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-analysis-of-mesh-mechanics-in-a-porcine-hernia-model
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Lindsey G Kahan, Spencer P Lake, Jared M McAllister, Wen Hui Tan, Jennifer Yu, Dominic Thompson, L Michael Brunt, Jeffrey A Blatnik
BACKGROUND: Hernia meshes exhibit variability in mechanical properties, and their mechanical match to tissue has not been comprehensively studied. We used an innovative imaging model of in vivo strain tracking and ex vivo mechanical analysis to assess effects of mesh properties on repaired abdominal walls in a porcine model. We hypothesized that meshes with dissimilar mechanical properties compared to native tissue would alter abdominal wall mechanics more than better-matched meshes. METHODS: Seven mini-pigs underwent ventral hernia creation and subsequent open repair with one of two heavyweight polypropylene meshes...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733632/3d-anatomical-and-perfusion-mri-for-longitudinal-evaluation-of-biomaterials-for-bone-regeneration-of-femoral-bone-defect-in-rats
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Emeline J Ribot, Clement Tournier, Rachida Aid-Launais, Neha Koonjoo, Hugo Oliveira, Aurelien J Trotier, Sylvie Rey, Didier Wecker, Didier Letourneur, Joelle Amedee Vilamitjana, Sylvain Miraux
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) appears as a good surrogate to Computed Tomography (CT) scan as it does not involve radiation. In this context, a 3D anatomical and perfusion MR imaging protocol was developed to follow the evolution of bone regeneration and the neo-vascularization in femoral bone defects in rats. For this, three different biomaterials based on Pullulan-Dextran and containing either Fucoidan or HydroxyApatite or both were implanted. In vivo MRI, ex vivo micro-CT and histology were performed 1, 3 and 5 weeks after implantation...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733358/pattern-analyses-reveal-separate-experience-based-fear-memories-in-the-human-right-amygdala
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Senne Braem, Jan De Houwer, Jelle Demanet, Kenneth S L Yuen, Raffael Kalisch, Marcel Brass
Learning fear via the experience of contingencies between a conditioned stimulus (CS) and an aversive unconditioned stimulus (US) is often assumed to be fundamentally different from learning fear via instructions. An open question is whether fear-related brain areas respond differently to experienced CS-US contingencies than to merely instructed CS-US contingencies. Here, we contrasted two experimental conditions where subjects were instructed to expect the same CS-US contingencies while only one condition was characterized by prior experience with the CS-US contingency...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733356/steady-state-free-ca2-in-astrocytes-is-decreased-by-experience-and-impacts-arteriole-tone
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Eslam M F Mehina, Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Grant R Gordon
Astrocytes can control basal synaptic strength and arteriole tone via their resting Ca2+ activity. However, whether resting astrocyte Ca2+ can adjust to a new steady-state level, with an impact on surrounding brain cells, remains unknown. Using two-photon Ca2+ imaging in male rat acute brain slices of the somatosensory neocortex, we found that theta burst neural activity produced an unexpected long-lasting reduction in astrocyte free Ca2+ in the soma and endfeet. The drop in intracellular Ca2+ was attenuated by antagonists targeting multiple ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors, and intracellular cascades involved Ca2+ stores and nitric oxide...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732770/pharmacologic-modeling-of-primary-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-dysfunction-in-zebrafish
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James Byrnes, Rebecca Ganetzky, Richard Lightfoot, Michael Tzeng, Eiko Nakamaru-Ogiso, Christoph Seiler, Marni J Falk
Mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) disease is a heterogeneous and highly morbid group of energy deficiency disorders for which no proven effective therapies exist. Robust vertebrate animal models of primary RC dysfunction are needed to explore the effects of variation in RC disease subtypes, tissue-specific manifestations, and major pathogenic factors contributing to each disorder, as well as their pre-clinical response to therapeutic candidates. We have developed a series of zebrafish (Danio rerio) models that inhibit, to variable degrees, distinct aspects of RC function, and enable quantification of animal development, survival, behaviors, and organ-level treatment effects on function as well as mitochondrial biochemistry and physiology...
July 18, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731381/reperfusion-after-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-with-reduced-brain-edema
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Hannah J Irvine, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Matthew B Bevers, Simone Dixon, Thomas Wk Battey, Bruce Cv Campbell, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Kevin N Sheth, Reza Jahan, Jeffrey L Saver, Chelsea S Kidwell, W Taylor Kimberly
Rapid revascularization is highly effective for acute stroke, but animal studies suggest that reperfusion edema may attenuate its beneficial effects. We investigated the relationship between reperfusion and edema in patients from the Echoplanar Imaging Thrombolysis Evaluation Trial (EPITHET) and Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) cohorts. Reperfusion percentage was measured as the difference in perfusion-weighted imaging lesion volume between baseline and follow-up (day 3-5 for EPITHET; day 6-8 for MR RESCUE)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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