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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087488/cathepsin-k-targeted-sub-micron-particles-for-regenerative-repair-of-vascular-elastic-matrix
#1
Brenton Jennewine, Jonathan Fox, Anand Ramamurthi
: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) involve slow dilation and weakening of the aortic wall due to breakdown of structural matrix components, such as elastic fibers by chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), primarily, MMPs-2 and -9. Auto-regenerative repair of disrupted elastic fibers by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) at the AAA site is intrinsically poor and together with chronic proteolysis prevents restoration of elastin homeostasis, necessary to enable AAA growth arrest or regression to a healthy state...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087487/bioprinting-for-vascular-and-vascularized-tissue-biofabrication
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REVIEW
Pallab Datta, Bugra Ayan, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
: Bioprinting is a promising technology to fabricate design-specific tissue constructs due to its ability to create complex, heterocellular structures with anatomical precision. Bioprinting enables the deposition of various biologics including growth factors, cells, genes, neo-tissues and extra-cellular matrix-like hydrogels. Benefits of bioprinting have started to make a mark in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmaceutics. Specifically, in the field of tissue engineering, the creation of vascularized tissue constructs has remained a principal challenge till date...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081460/blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-induced-by-silica-nps-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-and-rho-kinase-jnk-signaling-pathways
#3
Xin Liu, Baiyan Sui, Jiao Sun
Silica nanoparticles (SiO2-NPs) has been extensively exploited in biomedical fields and mostly designed to enter the circulatory system, however, few studies focused on the potential adverse effects of SiO2-NPs exposure on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that serves as a critical barrier between the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral circulation. This study attempts to provide an understanding of whether and how SiO2-NPs disrupts the BBB in vitro and in vivo. Through a human BBB model, we found that SiO2-NPs could induce tight junction loss and cytoskeleton arrangement, and increase inflammatory response and the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) of brain microvessel endothelial cells (BMECs), which further activates astrocytes to amplify the generation of VEGF and increase the aquaporin-4 expression, and thus causing BBB disruption through a complex immunoregulatory loop between BMECs and astrocytes under SiO2-NPs exposure...
January 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080134/alveolar-epithelial-cell-derived-mediators-potential-direct-regulators-of-large-airway-and-vascular-responses
#4
Elizabeth A Oczypok, Timothy N Perkins, Tim D Oury
Bronchial epithelial cells and pulmonary endothelial cells are thought to be the primary modulators of conducting airways and vessels, respectively. However, histological examination of both mouse and human lung tissue reveals that alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) line the adventitia of large airways and vessels and thus are also in a position to directly regulate these structures. The primary purpose of this perspective is to highlight that AECs coat the adventitial surface of every vessel and airway in the lung parenchyma...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079884/lack-of-collagen-xv-is-protective-after-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
#5
Hiramani Dhungana, Mikko T Huuskonen, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Ritva Heljasvaara, Denis Vivien, Katja M Kanninen, Tarja Malm, Jari Koistinaho, Sighild Lemarchant
Collagens are key structural components of basement membranes, providing a scaffold for other components or adhering cells. Collagens and collagen-derived active fragments contribute to biological activities such as cell growth, differentiation and migration. Here, we report that collagen XV knock-out (ColXV KO) mice are resistant to experimental ischemic stroke. Interestingly, the infarcts of ColXV KO mice were as small as those of wild-type (WT) mice thrombolysed with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the actual treatment for ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079756/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-changes-in-early-type-3-neovascularization-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment
#6
Alexandra Miere, Giuseppe Querques, Oudy Semoun, Francesca Amoroso, Olivia Zambrowski, Thibaut Chapron, Vittorio Capuano, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To investigate the morphologic changes on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) of treatment-naive Type 3 neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration after 1 year of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with treatment-naive early-stage Type 3 neovascularization were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent color fundus photographs/MultiColor (Heidelberg Engineering) imaging, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, structural spectral domain OCT, and OCTA Optovue RTVue XR Avanti (Optovue) at baseline, and repeated OCTA and structural spectral domain OCT at Month 12...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079595/acetylated-cyclophilin-a-is-a-major-mediator-in-hypoxia-induced-autophagy-and-pulmonary-vascular-angiogenesis
#7
Min Mao, Xiufeng Yu, Xin Ge, Rui Gu, Qian Li, Shasha Song, Xiaodong Zheng, Tingting Shen, Xuecang Li, Yao Fu, Jiali Li, Daling Zhu
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a major intracellular degradation and recycling process that maintains cellular homeostasis, which is involved in structural and functional abnormalities of pulmonary vasculature in hypoxic pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH). Cyclophilin A (CyPA) is a secreted, oxidative stress-induced factor. Its role in inducing autophagy and augmenting endothelial cell dysfunction has never been explored. METHODS: Lungs from rats exposed to chronic hypoxia were examined for autophagy with electron microscopy, western blotting, and fluorescence microscopy...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079127/functional-nanoarchitectures-for-enhanced-drug-eluting-stents
#8
Yomna E Saleh, Mohamed A Gepreel, Nageh K Allam
Different strategies have been investigated to allow for optimum duration and conditions for endothelium healing through the enhancement of coronary stents. In this study, a nanoarchitectured system is proposed as a surface modification for drug eluting stents. Highly oriented nanotubes were vertically grown on the surface of a new Ni-free biocompatible Ti-based alloy, as a potential material for self-expandable stents. The fabricated nanotubes were self-grown from the potential stent substrate, which are also proposed to enhance endothelial proliferation while acting as drug reservoir to hinder Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells (VSMC) proliferation...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078708/blood-vessel-formation-during-tail-regeneration-in-the-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius-the-blastema-is-not-avascular
#9
Samantha L Payne, Hanna M Peacock, Matthew K Vickaryous
Unique among amniotes, many lizards are able to self-detach (autotomize) their tail and then regenerate a replacement. Tail regeneration involves the formation of a blastema, an accumulation of proliferating cells at the site of autotomy. Over time, cells of the blastema give rise to most of the tissues in the replacement tail. In non-amniotes capable of regenerating (such as urodeles and some teleost fish), the blastema is reported to be essentially avascular until tissue differentiation takes place. For tail regenerating lizards less is known...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078564/mri-measurements-of-brainstem-structures-in-patients-with-vascular-parkinsonism-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-and-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Byeong C Kim, Seong-Min Choi, Kang-Ho Choi, Tai-Seung Nam, Joon-Tae Kim, Seung-Han Lee, Man-Seok Park, Woong Yoon
Magnetic resonance (MR) measurements of brainstem structures have been reported to be useful in differentiating patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) from those with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to determine whether quantitative measurements of brainstem structures on MR images can help differentiate vascular parkinsonism (VaP) from degenerative parkinsonism (PD and PSP). Areas of the midbrain and pons, and widths of the superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP) and middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP) were measured in 62 patients with PD, 25 patients with PSP (11 probable and 14 possible), and 24 patients with VaP on T 1-weighted MR images...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078482/irreversible-electroporation-as-treatment-of-locally-advanced-and-as-margin-accentuation-in-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#11
P Marsanic, A Mellano, A Sottile, M De Simone
In recent years, many local ablation technologies based on thermal damage have been used in the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma (LAPC) and borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma (BLRPC). However, they are associated with major complications because of possible vascular and ductal damage. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a nonthermal ablation technology that seems safe near vital vascular and ductal structures. IRE could be used as exclusive treatment of LAPC (en situ to IRE) after induction chemotherapy In BLRPC, surgery is not really radical in 6% of patients (microscopic residual) and local recurrences occur in 11-42% of apparent radical resections...
January 11, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077951/spatially-localized-bench-top-x-ray-scattering-reveals-tissue-specific-microfibril-orientation-in-moso-bamboo
#12
Patrik Ahvenainen, Patrick G Dixon, Aki Kallonen, Heikki Suhonen, Lorna J Gibson, Kirsi Svedström
BACKGROUND: Biological materials have a complex, hierarchical structure, with vital structural features present at all size scales, from the nanoscale to the macroscale. A method that can connect information at multiple length scales has great potential to reveal novel information. This article presents one such method with an application to the bamboo culm wall. Moso (Phyllostachys edulis) bamboo is a commercially important bamboo species. At the cellular level, bamboo culm wall consists of vascular bundles embedded in a parenchyma cell tissue matrix...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076877/ultrasound-imaging-for-ovarian-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#13
Caterina Exacoustos, Errico Zupi, Emilio Piccione
The main challenges of imaging for endometriosis are the detection of nonovarian disease and the evaluation of the extension of the disease into pelvic structures. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) has been proposed as the first-line imaging technique because it allows extensive exploration of the pelvis. The "typical" endometrioma is a unilocular cyst with homogeneous low-level echogenicity (ground glass echogenicity) of the cyst fluid. The use of color Doppler helps avoid classifying malignancies as endometriomas, defining the presence of vascular flow in papillations...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076020/structure-of-the-medullary-veins-of-the-cerebral-hemisphere-and-related-disorders
#14
Toshiaki Taoka, Akio Fukusumi, Toshiteru Miyasaka, Hisashi Kawai, Toshiki Nakane, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Shinji Naganawa
Deep medullary veins drain into subependymal veins with four convergence zones and show parallel distribution patterns adjacent to the body or inferior horn and a radial pattern in the frontal horn or trigon of the lateral ventricle. As white matter imaging develops such as diffusion tensor imaging or susceptibility-weighted imaging, requirements for understanding of white matter structures are increasing, not only for understanding of neuronal tracts but also for that of other structures including the fine anatomy of white matter vessels...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075525/dynamic-remodeling-of-arteriolar-collaterals-after-acute-occlusion-in-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane
#15
Weiwei Xiang, Bettina Reglin, Bianca Nitzsche, Martin Maibier, Wenwei Rong, Björn Hoffmann, Alfredo Ruggeri, Pedro Guimarães, Timothy W Secomb, Axel R Pries
After arteriolar occlusion, collaterals enlarge and initially elevated wall shear stress (WSS) normalizes. While most previous studies focused on endpoints of such adaptive changes in larger collaterals the present investigation aimed to continuously determine the relation between WSS and diameter in microvascular collaterals during adaptive reactions METHODS: In Hamburger-Hamilton stage 40 chick chorioallantoic membranes (CAMs), junction points between arteriolar segments were identified and the third upstream segment on one side was occluded...
January 11, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072496/structural-reconstruction-of-the-perivascular-space-in-the-adult-mouse-neurohypophysis-during-an-osmotic-stimulation
#16
K Nishikawa, E Furube, S Morita, N Horii-Hayashi, M Nishi, S Miyata
Oxytocin (OXT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP), neuropeptides in the neurohypophysis (NH), control lactation and body fluid homeostasis, respectively. Hypothalamic neurosecretory neurons project their axons from the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei to the NH to make contact with the vascular surface and release OXT and AVP. The neurohypophysial vascular structure is unique, because it has a wide perivascular space between the inner and outer basement membranes. However, the significance of this unique vascular structure remains unclear; therefore, we aimed to elucidate the functional significance of the perivascular space and its activity-dependent changes during salt loading in adult mice...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070690/reconstruction-of-defects-of-the-trachea
#17
Margot Den Hondt, Jan Jeroen Vranckx
The trachea has a complex anatomy to fulfill its tasks. Its unique fibro-cartilaginous structure maintains an open conduit during respiration, and provides vertical elasticity for deglutition, mobility of the neck and speech. Blood vessels pierce the intercartilaginous ligaments to perfuse the ciliated epithelium, which ensures effective mucociliary clearance. Removal of a tracheal segment affected by benign or malignant disease requires airtight restoration of the continuity of the tube. When direct approximation of both tracheal ends is no longer feasible, a reconstruction is needed...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070001/neuroimaging-biomarkers-predict-brain-structural-connectivity-change-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment
#18
Philipp Boehm-Sturm, Martina Füchtemeier, Marco Foddis, Susanne Mueller, Rebecca C Trueman, Marietta Zille, Jan Leo Rinnenthal, Theodore Kypraios, Laurence Shaw, Ulrich Dirnagl, Tracy D Farr
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic hypoperfusion in the mouse brain has been suggested to mimic aspects of vascular cognitive impairment, such as white matter damage. Although this model has attracted attention, our group has struggled to generate a reliable cognitive and pathological phenotype. This study aimed to identify neuroimaging biomarkers of brain pathology in aged, more severely hypoperfused mice. METHODS: We used magnetic resonance imaging to characterize brain degeneration in mice hypoperfused by refining the surgical procedure to use the smallest reported diameter microcoils (160 μm)...
January 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069694/myocardial-tissue-engineering-with-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-a-native-like-high-resolution-3-dimensionally-printed-scaffold
#19
Ling Gao, Molly Kupfer, Jangwook Jung, Libang Yang, Patrick Zhang, Yong Sie, Quyen Tran, Visar Ajeti, Brian Freeman, Vladimir Fast, Paul Campagnola, Brenda Ogle, Jianyi Zhang
RATIONALE: Conventional three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques cannot produce structures of the size at which individual cells interact. OBJECTIVE: Here, we used multiphoton-excited, 3-dimensional printing (MPE-3DP) to generate a native-like, extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold with submicron resolution, and then seeded the scaffold with cardiomyocytes (CMs), smooth-muscle cells (SMCs), and endothelial cells (ECs) that had been differentiated from human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to generate a human, iPSC-derived cardiac muscle patch (hCMP), which was subsequently evaluated in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI)...
January 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069624/external-validation-of-the-revised-cardiac-risk-index-and-update-of-its-renal-variable-to-predict-30-day-risk-of-major-cardiac-complications-after-non-cardiac-surgery-rationale-and-plan-for-analyses-of-the-vision-study
#20
Pavel S Roshanov, Michael Walsh, P J Devereaux, S Danielle MacNeil, Ngan N Lam, Ainslie M Hildebrand, Rey R Acedillo, Marko Mrkobrada, Clara K Chow, Vincent W Lee, Lehana Thabane, Amit X Garg
INTRODUCTION: The Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) is a popular classification system to estimate patients' risk of postoperative cardiac complications based on preoperative risk factors. Renal impairment, defined as serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dL (177 µmol/L), is a component of the RCRI. The estimated glomerular filtration rate has become accepted as a more accurate indicator of renal function. We will externally validate the RCRI in a modern cohort of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and update its renal component...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
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