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Francesca Veronesi et al.
Cytotherapy, 17(2), 215-223 (2014-12-09)
Tendon is a complex tissue with a reduced regenerative ability. Nowadays, little or nothing is known about the regenerative effect of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADSCs) on tendons. The study aimed to evaluate the in vitro mutual interaction of ADSCs
Susan J Zunino et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 112(3), 369-380 (2014-05-17)
Obese individuals are at an increased risk of developing CVD, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and bacterial and viral infections when compared with the normal-weight population. In a 9-week randomised, double-blind, cross-over study, twenty-four obese subjects aged between 20 and 60
Cecilia Granéli et al.
Stem cell research, 12(1), 153-165 (2013-11-19)
Today, the tool that is most commonly used to evaluate the osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) in vitro is the demonstration of the expression of multiple relevant markers, such as ALP, RUNX2 and OCN. However, as yet
Curt T Dellavalle et al.
International journal of cancer, 134(12), 2917-2926 (2013-11-19)
Nitrate and nitrite are precursors of endogenously formed N-nitroso compounds (NOC), known animal carcinogens. Nitrosation reactions forming NOCs can be inhibited by vitamin C and other antioxidants. We prospectively investigated the association between dietary nitrate and nitrite intake and risk
Weiwei Qi et al.
Diabetes, 64(4), 1407-1419 (2014-11-05)
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) caused by impaired wound healing is a common vascular complication of diabetes. The current study revealed that plasma levels of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) were elevated in type 2 diabetic patients with DFU and in db/db
Tanya Zappitelli et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 26(5), 832-842 (2015-01-09)
Gja1(Jrt)/+ mice carry a mutation in one allele of the gap junction protein α1 gene (Gja1), resulting in a G60S connexin 43 (Cx43) mutant protein that is dominant negative for Cx43 protein production of <50% of wild-type (WT) levels and
Hee-Jeong Jang et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(50), 17674-17680 (2014-11-21)
Surface plasmonics of nanomaterials has been one of the main research themes in nanoscience. Spherical and elongated nanoparticles show their corresponding unique optical features mainly depending on the physical dimensions. Here we successfully synthesized Au nanorings having Pt framework (Pt@Au
Wei-Li Fu et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 21(5-6), 948-959 (2014-10-10)
Vascularization of engineered bone tissue is critical for ensuring its survival after implantation and it is the primary factor limiting its clinical use. A promising approach is to prevascularize bone grafts in vitro using endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) derived from
Ying Wang et al.
European journal of nutrition, 53(6), 1363-1369 (2013-12-18)
Previous studies have shown that total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of typical diets is associated with higher plasma TAC and antioxidant enzyme activities. At present, however, little is known for the association between dietary TAC and inflammatory biomarkers. The present study
Hong Seok Choi et al.
Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57(10), 1220-1227 (2014-09-10)
Many patients report discomfort because of the unpleasant taste of bowel preparation solutions. This study aimed to determine whether adding orange juice to 2 L of polyethylene glycol plus ascorbic acid is effective for reducing patient discomfort and improving palatability
Steven M Presciutti et al.
Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 32(9), 1181-1188 (2014-05-21)
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD) results in deterioration of the spinal motion segment and can lead to debilitating back pain. Given the established mitotic and anti-apoptotic effects of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB) in a variety of cell
Gene L Bowman
BioFactors (Oxford, England), 38(2), 114-122 (2012-03-16)
This narrative review appraises the human and animal studies implicating ascorbic acid (AA) in normal cognitive function and Alzheimer's disease. A research framework for how nutrition affects brain aging is proposed with emphasis on AA intake, status, metabolism, and transport
Zhu-Xu Zhang et al.
Transplantation, 98(10), 1029-1039 (2014-10-07)
Approximately 50% of cardiac transplants fail in the long term, and currently, there are no specific treatments to prevent chronic rejection. In the clinic, donor cardiac graft ischemia time is limited to within a few hours and correlates with delayed
Kazuki Takeishi et al.
Cell reports, 31(9), 107711-107711 (2020-06-04)
The availability of an autologous transplantable auxiliary liver would dramatically affect the treatment of liver disease. Assembly and function in vivo of a bioengineered human liver derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has not been previously described. By improving methods
D U A Kumara et al.
Journal of wound care, 24(1), 5-10 (2014-12-30)
Antiseptics are widely used in wound management to prevent or treat wound infections due to their proven wound healing properties regardless of their cytotoxicity. The objective of this study was to determine the bactericidal effects of three antiseptics on pathogens
Yong-Gil Kim et al.
Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.), 66(10), 2793-2803 (2014-07-02)
Although ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is driven by immune-mediated processes, little is known about the presence and role of autoantibodies in this disease. This study was undertaken to investigate whether autoantibodies occur in and are involved in AS. We performed human
Rebecca L Dahlin et al.
Annals of biomedical engineering, 42(7), 1381-1390 (2013-07-12)
In this study, we investigated the effect of flow perfusion culture on the mineralization of co-cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Osteogenically precultured hMSCs were seeded onto electrospun scaffolds in monoculture or
Yang Ho Kang et al.
The Korean journal of physiology & pharmacology : official journal of the Korean Physiological Society and the Korean Society of Pharmacology, 19(2), 111-118 (2015-03-03)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)/receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK) axis, and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) participate in vascular calcification process including atherosclerosis, but their contributions under high glucose (HG) and phosphate (HP) condition for a long-term period
Tomohito Sato et al.
PloS one, 10(2), e0117020-e0117020 (2015-02-05)
Ascorbic acid is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Therefore, it is expected that ascorbic acid should act as a radioprotectant. We investigated the effects of post-radiation treatment with ascorbic acid on mouse survival. Mice received whole body irradiation
Seyedsina Moeinzadeh et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 21(1-2), 134-146 (2014-07-23)
An attractive approach to reduce the undesired side effects of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in regenerative medicine is to use osteoinductive peptide sequences derived from BMPs. Although the structure and function of BMPs have been studied extensively, there is limited
Yang-peng Sun et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101896-e101896 (2014-07-09)
Multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) found in the synovial fluid (SFMSCs) of the tempromandibular joint (TMJ) remain poorly understood. During TMJ arthrocentesis, we discovered that synovial fluid collected from some patients with TMJ disorders contained not only SFMSCs but also
Hyung Ho Yoon et al.
Journal of Korean medical science, 29(11), 1555-1561 (2014-11-20)
A double toxin-double lesion strategy is well-known to generate a rat model of striatonigral degeneration (SND) such as multiple system atrophy-parkinsonian type. However, with this model it is difficult to distinguish SND from Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we
Natalie A Twine et al.
Bone, 67, 23-32 (2014-07-02)
The phenotype of osteoblastic (OB) cells in culture is currently defined using a limited number of markers of low sensitivity and specificity. For the clinical use of human skeletal (stromal, mesenchymal) stem cells (hMSC) in therapy, there is also a
[Not too eager prescribing vitamin C for the common cold!].
N Senn
Revue medicale suisse, 9(401), 1854-1855 (2013-11-07)
Ji-Feng Xu et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e114627-e114627 (2014-12-17)
The physiological role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in osteoblast differentiation remains elusive. Exosomal miRNAs isolated from human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) culture were profiled using miRNA arrays containing probes for 894 human matured miRNAs. Seventy-nine miRNAs (∼8.84%) could be
Xin Chen et al.
Oncotarget, 5(19), 9118-9132 (2014-09-07)
Resistance to Imatinib mesylate (IM) is an emerging problem for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). T315I mutation in the Bcr-Abl is the predominant mechanism of the acquired resistance to IM and second generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). Therefore it
Allan Kjeldsen Hansen et al.
Journal of neurophysiology, 112(3), 631-643 (2014-09-25)
Behavior-associated theta-frequency oscillation in the hippocampal network involves a patterned activation of place cells in the CA1, which can be accounted for by a somatic-dendritic interference model predicting the existence of an intrinsic dendritic oscillator. Here we describe an intrinsic
Xu Wang et al.
The Analyst, 140(5), 1453-1458 (2015-01-21)
A simple, sensitive and cost-effective method for the analysis of the mycotoxin aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) has been established based on controlled growth of immunogold. AFB1-BSA conjugate modified magnetic beads were employed as capture probe and anti-AFB1 antibody-coated gold colloids were
A review of micronutrients in sepsis: the role of thiamine, l-carnitine, vitamin C, selenium and vitamin D
Belsky JB, et al.
Nutrition Research Reviews, 31(2), 281-290 (2018)
G J Eaton et al.
Cell death & disease, 5, e1522-e1522 (2014-11-14)
Endochondral ossification is the result of chondrocyte differentiation, hypertrophy, death and replacement by bone. The careful timing and progression of this process is important for normal skeletal bone growth and development, as well as fracture repair. Apoptosis Signal-Regulating Kinase 1
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