Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 32(9), 1189-1197 (2014-05-28)
Presently, there are no established treatments to prevent, stop or even retard back pain arising from disc degeneration. Previous studies have shown that Link N can act as a growth factor and stimulate the synthesis of proteoglycans and collagens, in
Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine, 71(5), 876-880 (2013-06-20)
Patients with myasthenia gravis(MG) are divided into three groups: (1) acetylcholine receptor antibody positive MG: 80%, (2) muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibody positive MG: 5-10%, and (3) double seronegative MG. In 2011, autoantibodies (Abs) against low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein
The Journal of cell biology, 201(7), 1069-1084 (2013-06-27)
Cell migration through 3D tissue depends on a physicochemical balance between cell deformability and physical tissue constraints. Migration rates are further governed by the capacity to degrade ECM by proteolytic enzymes, particularly matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and integrin- and actomyosin-mediated mechanocoupling.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(1), 367-372 (2013-12-18)
Disease conditions associated with pulmonary fibrosis are progressive and have a poor long-term prognosis with irreversible changes in airway architecture leading to marked morbidity and mortalities. Using murine models we demonstrate a role for interleukin (IL)-25 in the generation of
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 30(12), 855-857 (2014-12-02)
To report the use of accelerated photoactivated chromophore for keratitis-corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) as a first-line treatment in a patient with an atypical fungal keratitis. Case report and literature review. A patient who presented with a painful peripheral corneal infiltrate
The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(26), 19040-19049 (2013-05-17)
The establishment of set points for cellular activities is essential in regulating homeostasis. Here, we demonstrate key determinants of the fibrogenic set point of cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) by focusing on the pro-fibrotic activity of ATP, which is released by CFs.
This prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial was performed to compare the effectiveness of the bioprosthesis Surgisis Gold (Cook Biotech, Inc, West Lafayette, IN) to suture closure alone in reinforcing the abdominal wall after open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). A total
Radiation promotes malignant progression of glioma cells through HIF-1alpha stabilization.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6149), 1240104-1240104 (2013-08-31)
Tissues can be soft like fat, which bears little stress, or stiff like bone, which sustains high stress, but whether there is a systematic relationship between tissue mechanics and differentiation is unknown. Here, proteomics analyses revealed that levels of the
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by synovial hyperplasia, inflammatory cell infiltration, irreversible cartilage and bone destruction, and exuberant coagulation system activity within joint tissue. Here, we demonstrate that the coagulation transglutaminase, factor XIII (fXIII), drives arthritis pathogenesis
The Journal of oral implantology, 40(6), 690-698 (2014-12-17)
It has been documented that after every extraction of one or more teeth, the alveolar bone of the respective region undergoes resorption and atrophy. Therefore, ridge preservation techniques are often employed after tooth extraction to limit this phenomenon. The benefits
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34(4), 1370-1379 (2014-01-24)
Formation of proper neuromuscular connections is a process coordinated by both motoneuron-intrinsic and target-dependent programs. Under these programs, motoneurons innervate target muscles, escape programmed cell death during fetal development, and form neuromuscular junctions (NMJ). Although a number of studies have
High fluence iontophoretic corneal collagen cross-linking: in vivo OCT imaging of riboflavin penetration.
Paolo Vinciguerra et al.
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 29(6), 376-377 (2013-06-07)
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 307(2), C140-C149 (2014-06-06)
The twenty-five known matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and their endogenous inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs), mediate cell invasion through the extracellular matrix (ECM). In a comparative three-dimensional assay, we analyzed human and mouse satellite cells' competence to invade an artificial
American journal of dentistry, 26(5), 244-248 (2014-02-01)
To assess in non-cavitated carious teeth the mechanical properties of dentin matrix by measuring its reduced modulus of elasticity and the effect of dentin biomodification strategies on three dentin matrix zones: caries-affected, apparently normal dentin below caries-affected zone and sound
Indian journal of experimental biology, 52(7), 673-682 (2014-07-26)
Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was induced in female Wistar rats by intradermal injection of porcine immunization grade native collagen type II (Chondrex). Development and progression of CIA was monitored by studying histopathological, radiographical and biochemical features of arthritic manifestations in the
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 446(4), 1219-1224 (2014-04-01)
Progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia) is a major clinical problem in the elderly. Recently, proinflammatory cytokine TWEAK and its receptor Fn14 were identified as key mediators of muscle wasting in various catabolic states. However, the role
The Journal of experimental medicine, 211(13), 2549-2566 (2014-11-26)
DOCK8 mutations result in an inherited combined immunodeficiency characterized by increased susceptibility to skin and other infections. We show that when DOCK8-deficient T and NK cells migrate through confined spaces, they develop cell shape and nuclear deformation abnormalities that do
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 29(7), 504-505 (2013-07-04)
To report a novel application of collagen cross-linking (CXL) in refractive astigmatic enhancement of previously performed astigmatic keratotomy. A 28-year-old woman with prior history of bioptics correction of high myopic astigmatism with femtosecond laser-assisted astigmatic keratotomy followed by topography-guided LASIK
New corneal cross-linking (CXL) devices are capable of using higher UV-A light irradiances than used in original CXL protocols. The Bunsen-Roscoe law states that a photochemical reaction should stay constant if the delivered total energy is kept constant; however, little
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 68(1), 104-112 (2014-12-03)
Fifteen rabbits were used to assess the effect of Lipo-PGE1 on neovascularization. Merocel(®) and Alloderm(®) of the same size were implanted separately under the back skin to act as matrices for vessel growth. Lipo-PGE1 was injected intravenously for 2 weeks
Visian toric ICL implantation for residual refractive errors after ICRS implantation and corneal collagen cross-linking in keratoconus.
Elias Jarade et al.
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 29(7), 444-444 (2013-07-04)
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 135(1), 29e-42e (2014-12-30)
Use of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander breast reconstruction has become a popular adjunct to the total submuscular technique. The question remains as to which matrix, if any, is ideal for breast reconstruction. A randomized trial was conducted to
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 123(11), 765-768 (2014-06-21)
The predictability of laryngeal cancer spread is due in part to connective tissue membranes. These membranes function as barriers to cancer and divide the larynx into subunits. The field of laryngeal conservation surgery is based on these concepts. The quadrangular
Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS, 15(24), 1160-1167 (2013-06-13)
There is an increasing demand of functional foods in developed countries. Yogurt plays an important role in the management of blood pressure. Several bioactive peptides isolated from Allium sativum or fish collagen have shown antihypertensive activity. Thus, in the present
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 456(3), 707-713 (2014-12-20)
Heat shock protein-47 (Hsp-47) is exclusive collagen specific molecular chaperone involved in the maturation, processing and secretion of procollagen. Hsp-47 is consistently upregulated in several fibrotic diseases. Till date there is no potential antifibrotic small molecule drug available and Hsp-47
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 34(8), 1668-1673 (2014-06-21)
Coagulation factor XI is proposed as therapeutic target for anticoagulation. However, it is still unclear whether the antithrombotic properties of factor XI inhibitors influence atherosclerotic disease and atherothrombosis. Our aim is to investigate whether factor XI antisense oligonucleotides could prevent
The Annals of thoracic surgery, 98(1), 65-71 (2014-06-03)
The prevalence for thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) is significantly increased in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) compared with patients who have a normal tricuspid aortic valve (TAV). TAA rupture is a life-threatening event, and biomechanics-based simulations of the
Trachoma is a conjunctival scarring disease, which is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Elimination of blinding trachoma is being held back by the high rate of trichiasis recurrence following surgery. There is currently no treatment available to suppress