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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775430/gene-expression-profile-analysis-of-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-reveals-upregulation-of-cadherin-genes-in-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Anselm A Derda, Chin Cheng Woo, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Mark Richards, Chuen Neng Lee, Theo Kofidis, Vladimir A Kuznetsov, Vitaly A Sorokin
Myocardial infarction (MI) induced by acute coronary arterial occlusion is usually secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Dysregulated response of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in atherosclerotic plaques may promote plaque rupture. Cadherins (CDHs) form adherens junctions and are known stabilizers of atherosclerotic plaques. To date, the expression patterns of cadherin have not been well investigated in MI aortic VSMCs. We aimed to investigate the expression of cadherin genes in the aortic wall of patients with and without MI...
May 18, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774603/programmed-nanoparticle-loaded-nanoparticles-for-deep-penetrating-3d-cancer-therapy
#2
Jinhwan Kim, Changshin Jo, Won-Gwang Lim, Sungjin Jung, Yeong Mi Lee, Jun Lim, Haeshin Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Won Jong Kim
Tumors are 3D, composed of cellular agglomerations and blood vessels. Therapies involving nanoparticles utilize specific accumulations due to the leaky vascular structures. However, systemically injected nanoparticles are mostly uptaken by cells located on the surfaces of cancer tissues, lacking deep penetration into the core cancer regions. Herein, an unprecedented strategy, described as injecting "nanoparticle-loaded nanoparticles" to address the long-lasting problem is reported for effective surface-to-core drug delivery in entire 3D tumors...
May 18, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774166/hemostatic-state-augmented-with-platelet-indices-among-sudanese-diabetic-septic-foot
#3
Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Mohamed Salih Ali
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a very rampant metabolic disorder, particularly type II. It has many complications such as the septic foot. Diabetic septic foot (DSF) patients are at high risk for coagulation abnormalities as well as surgical hazards. Owing to the potential sequelae of coagulation and vascular abnormalities, this work aimed at studying the hemostatic state and platelet indices in diabetes type II patients with septic foot. Methods: A case-control study was conducted during the period from July to September 2017 at Dr...
2018: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774063/dual-target-gene-therapy-to-eml4-alk-nsclc-by-a-gold-nanoshell-based-system
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Siwen Li, Yuxi Liu, Yalan Rui, Liping Tang, Samuel Achilefu, Yueqing Gu
Although EML4-ALK transforming fusion gene is represented in only 8% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases, its expression is partly responsive for the failure of current NSCLC treatments. Preventing secondary mutation of the ALK protein through direct gene manipulation could overcome NSCLC drug resistance. Method: In this study, we developed a gold nanoshell (HAuNs) drug carrier for delivery and selective photo-thermal release of genes that target ALK and microRNA-301 in NSCLC. Additionally, the densely-coated nanoshell adsorbed high amounts of the positively-charged anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX), generating an exciting multidimensional treatment strategy that includes gene-, thermal- and chemo- therapy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773951/the-role-of-neuroinflammation-and-neurovascular-dysfunction-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Sang Won Jeon, Yong-Ku Kim
Although depression has generally been explained with monoamine theory, it is far more multifactorial, and therapies that address the disease's pathway have not been developed. In this context, an understanding of neuroinflammation and neurovascular dysfunction would enable a more comprehensive approach to depression. Inflammation is in a sense a type of allostatic load involving the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Neuroinflammation is involved in the pathophysiology of depression by increasing proinflammatory cytokines, activating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, increasing glucocorticoid resistance, and affecting serotonin synthesis and metabolism, neuronal apoptosis and neurogenesis, and neuroplasticity...
2018: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772492/high-copper-content-in-vineyard-soils-promotes-modifications-in-photosynthetic-parameters-and-morphological-changes-in-the-root-system-of-red-niagara-plantlets
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Vítor Gabriel Ambrosini, Daniel José Rosa, George Wellington Bastos de Melo, Jovani Zalamena, Cesar Cella, Daniela Guimarães Simão, Leandro Souza da Silva, Henrique Pessoa Dos Santos, Moreno Toselli, Tadeu Luis Tiecher, Gustavo Brunetto
High copper (Cu) soil contents, due to the continuous vineyard application of Cu fungicides throughout the years, may impair the growth of the shoot and modify the structure of the root system. The current study aimed to investigate the threshold levels of available Cu in the soil causing toxicity effects in young grapevine plants of 'Red Niagara' cultivated in clay soils. Grapevine plantlets were cultivated in pots containing vineyard devoted soils with increasing contents of available Cu (25, 80, 100 and 165 mg kg-1 ), for 53 days...
May 8, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772400/neuro-endoscope-for-skull-base-tumors
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REVIEW
Hua Gao, Chunhui Liu, Yazhuo Zhang
The endoscope has traditionally been used in neurosurgery to access a lesion within a natural body cavity. The challenge has been to access and resect deep-seated intraparenchymal lesions using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique. Endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal surgery has gained increasing acceptance by otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons. Surgical procedures of the skull base include exposure, resection, and base reconstruction. These approaches start at the sphenoid sinus, which provides a reference point to important vascular and neural structures...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772391/development-of-ionic-liquid-assisted-synthesized-nano%C3%A2-silver-combined-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-as-wound-healing-in-the-care-of-femoral-fracture-in-the-children-after-surgery
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Xingli Li, Maohua Liu, Hongxia Cheng, Qun Wang, Chuanna Miao, Shumei Ju, Fang Liu
This investigation aimed to develop the silver (Ag) nanoparticles incorporated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) for the improvement wound healing and reduce Aseptic necrosis in treatment of femoral fracture healing. The spherical shaped Ag nanoparticles with improved morphology have been effectively synthesized via microwave assisted method using ionic liquids 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride. The morphological structure and crystalline properties of Ag nanoparticles are analyzed by using UV, XRD and TEM-EDX analytical methods...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771445/tirofiban-combined-with-rt-pa-intraarterial-thrombolysis-improves-the-recanalization-rate-of-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rabbits
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Y-J Yu, W Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the curative effect of tirofiban combined with recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA) selective intra-arterial thrombolysis on acute middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 adult male Japanese white rabbits weighing 2.5-3.0 kg were selected, and the acute cerebral infarction model was established via autologous thromboembolism of middle cerebral artery. Rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups: tirofiban group (Ti group, 5 μg/kg, n=15), rt-PA group (rt-PA group, 2 mg/kg, n=15), tirofiban + rt-PA group (Ti + rt-PA group, 3 μg/kg Ti + 1 mg/kg rt-PA, n=15), and control group (Co group, n=15)...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770525/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-embryonic-pericyte-cell-line
#10
Huaning Zhao, Jordan Darden, John C Chappell
OBJECTIVE: Pericytes are specialized perivascular cells embedded within the basement membrane. These cells envelope the abluminal surface of endothelial cells and promote microvessel homeostasis. Recent discoveries of unique pericyte functions, particularly in neural tissues, underscore the need for overcoming existing challenges in establishing a functionally validated pericyte cell line. Here, we present methodologies for addressing these challenges as well as an embryonic pericyte cell line for use with in vitro and ex vivo experimental models...
May 16, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769589/conserved-and-non-conserved-characteristics-of-porcine-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expressed-in-the-testis
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Kazue Kakiuchi, Kazumi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Kubota
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is essential for the self-renewal and proliferation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in mice, rats, and rabbits. Although the key extrinsic factors essential for spermatogonial proliferation in other mammals have not been determined, GDNF is one of the potential candidates. In this study, we isolated porcine GDNF (pGDNF) cDNAs from neonatal testis and generated recombinant pGDNF to investigate its biological activity on gonocytes/undifferentiated spermatogonia, including SSCs...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769374/better-diet-quality-relates-to-larger-brain-tissue-volumes-the-rotterdam-study
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Pauline H Croll, Trudy Voortman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Josje D Schoufour, Daniel Bos, Meike W Vernooij
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relation of diet quality with structural brain tissue volumes and focal vascular lesions in a dementia-free population. METHODS: From the population-based Rotterdam Study, 4,447 participants underwent dietary assessment and brain MRI scanning between 2005 and 2015. We excluded participants with an implausible energy intake, prevalent dementia, or cortical infarcts, leaving 4,213 participants for the current analysis. A diet quality score (0-14) was calculated reflecting adherence to Dutch dietary guidelines...
May 16, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768162/-structural-and-functional-changes-of-blood-vessels-in-women-in-early-postmenopause-the-possibility-of-correction-of-the-revealed-violations
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S N Tolstov, I A Salov, A P Rebrov
AIM: To evaluate severity and pattern of structural and functional changes of vascular wall in early postmenopausal women receiving chronic treatment with a low-dose combination of 17β-estradiol (E2) 1 mg and drospirenone 2 mg (DRSP). Evaluation of structural and functional arterial remodeling might be important for assessment of cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 162 early postmenopausal women with postmenopausal syndrome...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766942/thalamus-and-language-what-do-we-know-from-vascular-and-degenerative-pathologies
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Rita Moretti, Paola Caruso, Elena Crisman, Silvia Gazzin
Language is a complex cognitive task that is essential in our daily life. For decades, researchers have tried to understand the different role of cortical and subcortical areas in cerebral language representations and language processing. Language-related cortical zones are richly interconnected with other cortical regions (particularly via myelinated fibre tracts), but they also participate in subcortical feedback loops within the basal ganglia (caudate nucleus and putamen) and thalamus. The most relevant thalamic functions are the control and adaptation of cortico-cortical connectivity and bandwidth for information exchange...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766688/assessing-effects-of-pressure-on-tumor-and-normal-tissue-physiology-using-an-automated-self-calibrated-pressure-sensing-probe-for-diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy
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Gregory M Palmer, Hengtao Zhang, Chen-Ting Lee, Husam Mikati, Joseph A Herbert, Marlee Krieger, Jesko von Windheim, Dave Koester, Daniel Stevenson, Daniel J Rocke, Ramon Esclamado, Alaatin Erkanli, Nirmala Ramanujam, Mark W Dewhirst, Walter T Lee
Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) represents a quantitative, noninvasive, nondestructive means of assessing vascular oxygenation, vascularity, and structural properties. However, it is known that such measurements can be influenced by the effects of pressure, which is a major concern for reproducible and operator-independent assessment of tissues. Second, regular calibration is a necessary component of quantitative DRS to account for factors such as lamp decay and fiber bending. Without a means of reliably controlling for these factors, the accuracy of any such assessments will be reduced, and potentially biased...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765697/analytical-model-of-the-feto-placental-vascular-system-consideration-of-placental-oxygen-transport
#16
Parisa Mirbod
The placenta is a transient vascular organ that enables nutrients and blood gases to be exchanged between fetal and maternal circulations. Herein, the structure and oxygen diffusion across the trophoblast membrane between the fetal and maternal red blood cells in the feto-placental vasculature system in both human and mouse placentas are presented together as a functional unit. Previous models have claimed that the most efficient fetal blood flow relies upon structures containing a number of 'conductive' symmetrical branches, offering a path of minimal resistance that maximizes blood flow to the terminal villi, where oxygen diffusion occurs...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765640/vascularization-of-the-trachea-in-the-bottlenose-dolphin-comparison-with-bovine-and-evidence-for-evolutionary-adaptations-to-diving
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Cristina Ballarin, Paola Bagnoli, Antonella Peruffo, Bruno Cozzi
The rigid structure of the mammalian trachea is functional to maintain constant patency and airflow during breathing, but no gas exchange takes place through its walls. The structure of the organ in dolphins shows increased rigidity of the tracheal cartilaginous rings and the presence of vascular lacunae in the submucosa. However, no actual comparison was ever made between the size and capacity of the vascular lacunae of the dolphin trachea and the potentially homologous structures of terrestrial mammals. In the present study, the extension of the lacunae has been compared between the bottlenose dolphin and the bovine, a closely related terrestrial Cetartiodactyla...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764841/genetic-targeting-of-organ-specific-blood-vessels
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Wenjuan Pu, Lingjuan He, Ximeng Han, Xueying Tian, Yan Li, Hui Zhang, Qiaozhen Liu, Xiuzhen Huang, Libo Zhang, Qing-Dong Wang, Zhenyang Yu, Xiao Yang, Nicola Smart, Bin Zhou
<u>Rationale:</u> Organs of the body require vascular networks to supply oxygen and nutrients and maintain physiological function. The blood vessels of different organs are structurally and functionally heterogeneous in nature. To more precisely dissect their distinct in vivo function in individual organs, without potential interference from off-site targets, it is necessary to genetically target them in an organ-specific manner. <u>Objective:</u> To generate a genetic system that targets vascular endothelial cells in an organ- or tissue- specific manner and to exemplify the potential application of intersectional genetics for precise, target-specific gene manipulation in vivo...
May 15, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763414/cd93-promotes-integrin-%C3%AE-1-activation-and-fibronectin-fibrillogenesis-during-tumor-angiogenesis
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Roberta Lugano, Kalyani Vemuri, Di Yu, Michael Bergqvist, Anja Smits, Magnus Essand, Staffan Johansson, Elisabetta Dejana, Anna Dimberg
Tumor angiogenesis occurs through regulation of genes that orchestrate endothelial sprouting and vessel maturation, including deposition of a vessel-associated extracellular matrix. CD93 is a transmembrane receptor that is up-regulated in tumor vessels in many cancers, including high-grade glioma. Here, we demonstrate that CD93 regulates integrin-β1-signaling and organization of fibronectin fibrillogenesis during tumor vascularization. In endothelial cells and mouse retina, CD93 was found to be expressed in endothelial filopodia and to promote filopodia formation...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762056/fracture-of-ankle-mri-using-opposed-phase-imaging-obtained-from-turbo-spin-echo-modified-dixon-image-shows-improved-sensitivity
#20
Jin Hee You, In Hwan Kim, Jinwoo Hwang, Hye Sun Lee, Eun Hae Park
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if opposed-phase (OP) imaging obtained from the turbo spin echo (TSE) modified Dixon (mDixon) technique can increase the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing ankle fractures. METHODS: This study included 95 CT-confirmed ankle fractures with additional MRI of the ankle using a TSE modified Dixon technique. Two groups of images were analyzed independently: Group 1 - imaging group without OP imaging; Group 2 - imaging group with OP imaging...
May 15, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
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