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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301220/periostin-promotes-migration-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#1
Ziqiang Wu, Wenyong Dai, Pei Wang, Xiaozhen Zhang, Yi Tang, Lin Liu, Qiaona Wang, Ming Li, Chunbo Tang
PURPOSE: Periostin (POSTN) is critical to bone and dental tissue morphogenesis, postnatal development, and maintenance, however, its roles in tissue repair and regeneration mediated by human periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells (PDLSCs) remain unclear. The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of POSTN on hPDLSCs in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hPDLSCs were isolated and characterized by their expression of the cell surface markers CD44, CD90, CD105, CD34, and CD45...
March 16, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300434/effect-of-carboxymethylcellulose-on-fibril-formation-of-collagen-in-vitro
#2
Cuicui Ding, Ronghui Shi, Zhigong Zheng, Min Zhang
The effect of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) on the fibril formation of collagen in vitro was studied by turbidity measurements and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The kinetics curves of fibril formation indicated that the rate of collagen fibrillogenesis was decreased with the addition of CMC, meanwhile the final turbidity was obviously increased as the ratio of CMC/collagen reached 30%. The AFM images of collagen-CMC solutions showed that the number of nucleation sites of collagen fibrillogenesis was significantly increased with the presence of CMC, while the diameter of immature collagen fibrils was obviously decreased...
March 16, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282214/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-meniscus-surgery-and-future-targets-for-biologic-intervention-a-review-of-data-from-the-moon-group
#3
Robert W Westermann, Morgan Jones, David Wasserstein, Kurt P Spindler
Meniscus injury and treatment occurred with the majority of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLR) in the multicenter orthopaedic outcomes (MOON) cohort. We describe the patient reported outcomes, radiographic outcomes and predictors of pain from meniscus injuries and treatment in the setting of ACLR. Patient reported outcomes improve significantly following meniscus repair with ACLR, but differences exist based on the meniscus injury laterally (medial or lateral). Patients undergoing medial meniscus repair have worse patient-reported outcomes and more pain compared to those with uninjured menisci...
March 10, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267400/current-concepts-on-structure-function-relationships-in-the-menisci
#4
S H J Andrews, A B Adesida, Ziad Abusara, N G Shrive
We review current thinking about the structure and function of the menisci and introduce new data about their tibial and femoral surfaces. We show from the literature that the menisci are intricately organized structures that perform many tasks in the knee. As the femur and tibia approach each other when the knee is bearing load, circumferential tension develops in the menisci, enabling the transmission of compressive load between the femoral and tibial cartilage layers. A low shear modulus is necessary for the tissue to adapt its shape to the changing radius of the femur as that bone moves relative to the tibia during joint articulation...
March 7, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267379/an-injectable-biodegradable-calcium-phosphate-cement-containing-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-as-a-bone-substitute-in-ex-vivo-human-vertebral-compression-fracture-and-rabbit-bone-defect-models
#5
Xin Duan, Hong-Xing Liao, Hua-Zhang Zou, Zi-Ji Zhang, Jian-Dong Ye, Wei-Ming Liao
Purpose/Aim of the study: To evaluate the biomechanical characteristics and biocompatibility of an injectable, biodegradable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) containing poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A vertebral compression fracture model was established using 20 human cadaveric vertebrae (T11-L3) divided into CPC/PLGA composite vs. PMMA groups for biomechanical testing. In addition, 35 New Zealand rabbits were used to evaluate biodegradability and osteoconductive properties of CPC/PLGA using a bone defect model...
March 7, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346008/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-is-required-for-distraction-osteogenesis-in-rats
#6
Xuemei Wang, En Luo, Ruiye Bi, Bin Ye, Jing Hu, Shujuan Zou
OVERVIEW: The Wnt signaling pathway plays crucial roles in embryonic skeletal development and postnatal bone regeneration. However, mechanisms of Wnt signaling functioning in distraction osteogenesis (DO) haven't been well characterized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We established a DO model using Sprague-Dawley rat tibia. And a Wnt signaling blocking agent, recombinant rat Dickkopf-related protein 1 (rrDkk1), was locally applied in the distracted gap to study the role of Wnt signaling during DO process...
March 1, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324674/osteoblast-osteoclast-interactions
#7
Xiao Chen, Zhongqiu Wang, Na Duan, Guoying Zhu, Edward M Schwarz, Chao Xie
Bone homeostasis depends on the resorption of bones by osteoclasts and formation of bones by the osteoblasts. Imbalance of this tightly coupled process can cause diseases such as osteoporosis. Thus, the mechanisms that regulate communication between osteoclasts and osteoblasts are critical to bone cell biology. It has been shown that osteoblasts and osteoclasts can communicate with each other through direct cell-cell contact, cytokines, and extracellular matrix interaction. Osteoblasts can affect osteoclast formation, differentiation, or apoptosis through several pathways, such as OPG/RANKL/RANK, RANKL/LGR4/RANK, Ephrin2/ephB4, and Fas/FasL pathways...
February 8, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165813/piperine-ameliorates-collagenase-induced-achilles-tendon-injury-in-the-rat
#8
Fengyan Gong, Lifeng Cui, Xiaona Zhang, Xiangbo Zhan, Xu Gong, Yan Wen
Tendinopathy is a common clinical pathology found in athletes and workers with mixed treatment results. Piperine, a major alkaloid found in the black and long pepper, has been demonstrated to have variety of pharmacological properties such as analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of piperine on collagenase-induced Achilles tendon injury. Rats were intratendineously injected with collagenase in the right Achilles tendon, followed by intragastrical administration of piperine (100 mg/kg)...
February 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165810/the-origin-and-distribution-of-cd68-cd163-and-%C3%AE-sma-cells-in-the-early-phase-after-meniscal-resection-in-a-parabiotic-rat-model
#9
Shozaburo Terai, Yusuke Hashimoto, Kumi Orita, Shinya Yamasaki, Junsei Takigami, Takafumi Shinkuma, Takanori Teraoka, Yohei Nishida, Masafumi Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
We previously reported that circulating peripheral blood-borne cells (PBCs) contribute to early-phase meniscal reparative change. Because macrophages and myofibroblasts are important contributors of tissue regeneration, we examined their origin and distribution in the reparative meniscus. Reparative menisci were evaluated at 1, 2, and 4 weeks post-meniscectomy by immunohistochemistry to locate monocytes and macrophages (stained positive for CD68 and CD163), and myofibroblasts (stained positive for αSMA). Of the total number of cells, 13% were CD68(+) at 1 week post-meniscectomy, which decreased to 1% by 4 weeks post-meniscectomy; of these, almost half of CD68(+) cells (49...
February 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165802/remifentanil-reduced-the-effects-of-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-keratinocytes-via-autophagy
#10
Cheul Hong Kim, Seong Soon Jeong, Ji Young Yoon, Ji Uk Yoon, Su Bin Yu, Eun Jung Kim
PURPOSE: Excess reactive oxygen species are detrimental to wound repair. Remifentanil decreases reactive oxygen species generation and inflammatory response; however, its effects on oxidative cell injury are not completely understood. Therefore, we investigated the effects of remifentanil on human keratinocytes under hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress and the correlation of these effects with autophagy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human keratinocytes (HaCaT cell line) were randomly assigned to four groups: control, hydrogen peroxide, remifentanil pretreatment + hydrogen peroxide, and 3-methyladenine + remifentanil pretreatment + hydrogen peroxide...
February 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165799/the-balance-between-proliferation-and-transcription-of-angiogenic-factors-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-hypoxia
#11
Arina T Buizer, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Albert G Veldhuizen, Roel Kuijer
Bridging large bone defects with mesenchymal stromal cells-seeded scaffolds remains a big challenge in orthopedic surgery, due to the lack of vascularization. Within such a cell-scaffold construct cells are exposed to ischemic conditions. When human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) encounter hypoxic conditions, they show higher cell proliferation than at ambient oxygen levels. However, when hMSCs are exposed to prolonged ischemia, cell proliferation ceases completely. Exposure of hMSCs to hypoxic conditions is known to result in the transcription of angiogenic factors (AGF), which can promote the development of a new blood vessels...
February 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165797/strategies-of-enhancing-bone-regenerate-formation-in-distraction-osteogenesis
#12
Mohammad Mesfer Alzahrani, Emad Anam, Saad M AlQahtani, Asim M Makhdom, Reggie C Hamdy
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a commonly used technique in multiple orthopedic specialties, including trauma, oncology and pediatrics. This technique aims to produce new bone formation in the distraction gap in a controlled manner. The issue with this technique has been the high risk of complications, one of which is poor regenerate formation during the distraction process. Although several factors (including patient and operative factors) and techniques (including surgical, mechanical and pharmacological) have been described to ensure successful regenerate formation during the process of DO, these factors are sometimes difficult to control clinically...
February 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121190/the-biology-of-meniscal-pathology-in-osteoarthritis-and-its-contribution-to-joint-disease-beyond-simple-mechanics
#13
James Melrose, Emily S Fuller, Christopher B Little
The meniscal cartilages in the knee function to improve congruity of the medial and lateral femoro-tibial joints, and play critical roles in load distribution and joint stability. Meniscal tears of various configurations are one of the most common conditions of the knee, and are associated with an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). While this risk has been largely attributed to loss of the biomechanical functions of the menisci, there is accumulating evidence suggesting that other aspects of meniscal biology may play a role in determining the long-term consequences of meniscal damage for joint health...
January 25, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121187/development-and-progression-of-immobilization-induced-skin-fibrosis-through-overexpression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%A3-1-and-hypoxic-conditions-in-a-rat-knee-joint-contracture-model
#14
Kyo Goto, Junya Sakamoto, Jiro Nakano, Hideki Kataoka, Yuichiro Honda, Ryo Sasabe, Tomoki Origuchi, Minoru Okita
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the pathology and mechanism of immobilization-induced skin fibrosis in a rat joint contracture model. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into control and immobilization groups. In the immobilization groups, knee joints of the rats were immobilized for 1, 2, and 4 weeks. After each immobilization, skin was dissected. To assess fibrosis in the skin, the thickness and area of adipocytes and connective tissue fibers were measured...
January 25, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102713/factors-associated-with-the-status-of-meniscal-tears-following-meniscal-repair-concomitant-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#15
Takehiko Matsushita, Kanto Nagai, Daisuke Araki, Toshikazu Tanaka, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Kotaro Nishida, Masahiro Kurosaka, Ryosuke Kuroda
Purpose Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are often accompanied by meniscal tears. Meniscal repair is typically performed during ACL reconstruction. However, retear of the meniscus after repair is frequent. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors associated with meniscal healing after meniscal repair concomitant with ACL reconstruction. Materials and Methods Eighty-seven meniscal repairs in 87 patients who received meniscal repair combined with ACL reconstruction and received second-look arthroscopy at a mean of postoperatively 15...
January 19, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102712/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-7-mediate-the-anabolic-function-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-with-discrete-mechanisms
#16
Victor Yl Leung, Lixiong Zhou, Wai-Kit Tam, Yi Sun, Fengjuan Lv, Guangqian Zhou, Kenneth Mc Cheung
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play roles in promoting cell anabolism, especially extracellular matrix production. The difference between BMP members in their capacity to modulate intervertebral disc cell activity is yet to be defined. BMP-7/OP-1 has been shown to retard disc degeneration. We compared the activity of BMP-7 with BMP-2 on nucleus pulposus (NP) cell phenotype and function, and investigated how they differentially affect the gene expression profiles of signaling cascade components in human NP cells under degenerative states...
January 19, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095112/autogenous-bone-particle-titanium-fibre-composites-for-bone-regeneration-in-a-rabbit-radius-critical-size-defect-model
#17
Huanxin Xie, Ye Ji, Qi Tian, Xintao Wang, Nan Zhang, Yicai Zhang, Jun Xu, Nanxiang Wang, Jinglong Yan
PURPOSE: To explore the effects of autogenous bone particle/titanium fibre composites on repairing segmental bone defects in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A model of bilateral radial bone defect was established in 36 New Zealand white rabbits which were randomly divided into 3 groups according to filling materials used for bilaterally defect treatment: in group C, 9 animal bone defect areas were prepared into simple bilateral radius bone defect (empty sham) as the control group; 27 rabbits were used in groups ABP and ABP-Ti...
January 17, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095064/adipokines-induce-catabolism-of-newly-synthesized-matrix-in-cartilage-and-meniscus-tissues
#18
James F Nishimuta, Marc E Levenston
PURPOSE: Altered synovial levels of various adipokines (factors secreted by fat as well as other tissues) have been associated with osteoarthritis onset and progression. However, the metabolic effects of adipokines on joint tissues, in particular the fibrocartilaginous menisci, are not well understood. This study investigated effects of several adipokines on release of recently synthesized extracellular matrix in bovine cartilage and meniscus tissue explants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After labeling newly synthesized proteins and sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs) with (3)H-proline and (35)S-sulfate, respectively, bovine cartilage and meniscus tissue explants were cultured for 6 days in basal medium (control) or media supplemented with adipokines (1 µg/ml of leptin, visfatin, adiponectin, or resistin) or 20ng/ml interleukin-1 (IL-1)...
January 17, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051883/hydrogels-for-precision-meniscus-tissue-engineering-a-comprehensive-review
#19
Ana Rey-Rico, Magali Cucchiarini, Henning Madry
The meniscus plays a pivotal role to preserve the knee joint homeostasis. Lesions to the meniscus are frequent, have a reduced ability to heal, and may induce tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. Current reconstructive therapeutic options mainly focus on the treatment of lesions in the peripheral vascularized region. In contrast, few approaches are capable of stimulating repair of damaged meniscal tissue in the central, avascular portion. Tissue engineering approaches are of high interest to repair or replace damaged meniscus tissue in this area...
January 4, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272939/a-remembrance-of-ines-mandl-the-founding-editor-of-connective-tissue-research
#20
Arthur Veis
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March 2017: Connective Tissue Research
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