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Meng Hu et al.
The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 351(1), 87-95 (2014-07-23)
Myofibroblasts are effector cells in fibrotic disorders that synthesize and remodel the extracellular matrix (ECM). This study investigated the role of the Src kinase pathway in myofibroblast activation in vitro and fibrogenesis in vivo. The profibrotic cytokine, transforming growth factor
Xiaomin He et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(6), 3818-3825 (2013-07-19)
Electrospinning has recently received much attention, showing great potential as a novel scaffold fabrication method for cartilage tissue engineering. In this study, we developed a biodegradable hybrid nanofibrous membrane of collagen and poly(L-lactic acid-co-epsilon-caprolactone) (PLCL, 75:25) by electrospinning for cartilage
Immediate effect of ultraviolet-a collagen cross-linking therapy on the biomechanics and histology of the human cornea.
María A Del Buey et al.
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 31(1), 70-71 (2015-01-20)
Ana K Bedran-Russo et al.
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
Niraj Kumar Srivastava et al.
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
Joe Swift et al.
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
Michael G Sarr et al.
Surgery, 156(4), 902-908 (2014-09-23)
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
Giovanpaolo Pini-Prato et al.
European journal of oral implantology, 7(1), 9-43 (2014-06-04)
The purpose of this clinical guidelines project was to determine the most appropriate surgical techniques, in terms of efficacy, complications, and patient opinions, for the treatment of buccal single gingival recessions without loss of interproximal soft and hard tissues. Literature
Invited commentary.
Xiaofeng Ye
The Annals of thoracic surgery, 98(1), 71-71 (2014-07-06)
Georgios Kotsakis et al.
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
Tomohiro Tanaka et al.
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
Akiko Nagaishi et al.
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
Dane K Lund et al.
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
Zhen Li et al.
Chinese journal of integrative medicine, 26(12), 905-912 (2020-12-02)
To investigate the effect of Chinese herbal formula Ermiao Powder (, EMP) on the expression of cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway in rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventy-two rats were randomly divided into 6 groups according to body weight, including normal control
Tim Lämmermann et al.
Nature, 498(7454), 371-375 (2013-05-28)
Neutrophil recruitment from blood to extravascular sites of sterile or infectious tissue damage is a hallmark of early innate immune responses, and the molecular events leading to cell exit from the bloodstream have been well defined. Once outside the vessel
Radiation promotes malignant progression of glioma cells through HIF-1alpha stabilization.
Kim YH, Yoo KC, Cui YH, et al.
Cancer Letters, 354(1), 132-141 (2014)
A Chaudhuri et al.
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 48(2), 220-225 (2014-06-01)
Small published series suggest a higher failure rate for Angio-Seal vascular closure device (VCD) deployment after antegrade femoral puncture, despite the need for shorter haemostasis times, early discharge, and possibly higher turnover. We seek to compare the deployment efficacy and
Wei Chen et al.
Human pathology, 45(1), 160-165 (2013-12-11)
During progression from normal liver to cirrhosis, total collagen increases nearly 10-fold with an abnormal increase in fibril-forming collagen and other extracellular matrix molecules. However, little is known regarding the changes each collagen type undergoes during fibrogenesis. We assessed the
Sirintip Chaichalotornkul et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 456(1), 92-97 (2014-12-03)
Secondhand cigarette smoke exposure (SSE) has been linked to carcinogenic, oxidative, and inflammatory reactions. Herein, we investigated whether premature skin aging could be induced by SSE in a rat model, and assessed the cytoplasmic translocation of high mobility group box
Maurits L van Montfoort et al.
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
Caroline Forsell et al.
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
Solfrid J Sagstad et al.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 308(1), H29-H38 (2014-11-02)
Collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) constituting the ECM may limit the space available and thus exclude macromolecules from a fraction of the interstitial fluid (IF) phase. This exclusion phenomenon is of importance for transcapillary fluid and solute exchange. The purpose of
Harini Raghu et al.
Blood, 125(3), 427-437 (2014-10-23)
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
Kairui Zhang et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 450(1), 762-766 (2014-06-24)
NSAIDs are often ingested to reduce the pain and improve regeneration of tendon after tendon injury. Although the effects of NSAIDs in tendon healing have been reported, the data and conclusions are not consistent. Recently, tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) have
Atul Katarkar et al.
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
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)
Arthur Hammer et al.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 55(5), 2881-2884 (2014-03-29)
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
Jose L Güell et al.
Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 30(4), 286-288 (2014-04-08)
To present a case of a late, deep stromal scar in a 22-year-old patient with forme fruste keratoconus who underwent combined corneal cross-linking and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Topography-guided corneal cross-linking combined with corneal PRK (without complications) was performed in both
M K Murphy et al.
Journal of dental research, 92(8), 753-758 (2013-06-21)
The frequency and impact of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders necessitate research in characterizing the joint's function. The 6 discal attachments have not yet been systematically characterized under tension. Understanding their role in joint function may guide our study of TMJ
E Tong et al.
Journal of wound care, 23(7), 355-357 (2014-07-22)
Reconstruction of large abdominal wall defects is a challenging procedure, often contraindicated in critically ill patients, with high incidences of complications. We present a case of a patient with a large abdominal wall defect who had reconstruction with MatriDerm® (an
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