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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165813/piperine-ameliorates-collagenase-induced-achilles-tendon-injury-in-the-rat
#1
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-positive-cells-in-the-early-phase-after-meniscal-resection-in-a-parabiotic-rat-model
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
Mohammad Mesfer Alzahrani, Emad Anam, Saad M AlQahtani, Asim M Makhdom, Reggie C Hamdy
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a commonly used technique in multiple orthopaedic 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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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/28026970/engineering-3d-bioplotted-scaffolds-to-induce-aligned-extracellular-matrix-deposition-for-musculoskeletal-soft-tissue-replacement
#13
Paul B Warren, Pedro Huebner, Jeffrey T Spang, Rohan A Shirwaiker, Matthew B Fisher
PURPOSE: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches have the potential to overcome the challenges associated with current treatment strategies for meniscus injuries. 3D-Bioplotted scaffolds are promising, but have not demonstrated the ability to guide the formation of aligned collagenous matrix in vivo, which is critical for generating functional meniscus tissue. In this study, we evaluate the ability of 3D-Bioplotted scaffold designs with varying interstrand spacing to induce the deposition of aligned matrix in vivo...
December 27, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005443/identification-and-characterization-of-adult-mouse-meniscus-stem-progenitor-cells
#14
Laura W Gamer, Rui Rui Shi, Ashira Gendelman, Dylan Mathewson, Jackson Gamer, Vicki Rosen
Meniscal damage is a common problem that accelerates the onset of knee osteoarthritis. Stem cell based tissue engineering treatment approaches have shown promise in preserving meniscal tissue and restoring meniscal function. The purpose of our study was to identify meniscus-derived stem/progenitor cells (MSPCs) from mouse, a model system that allows for in vivo analysis of the mechanisms underlying meniscal injury and healing. MSPCs were isolated from murine menisci grown in explant culture and characterized for stem cell properties...
December 22, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937051/wnt10b-and-dkk-1-gene-therapy-differentially-influenced-trabecular-bone-architecture-soft-tissue-integrity-and-osteophytosis-in-a-skeletally-mature-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
#15
Jeffrey B Mason, Brittney L Gurda, Kurt D Hankenson, Lindsey R Harper, Cathy S Carlson, James M Wilson, Dean W Richardson
AIMS: Our goals in the current experiments were to determine if (a) upregulation of Wnt signaling would induce osteoarthritis changes in stable stifle joints and (b) if downregulation of Wnt signaling in destabilized joints would influence the progression of OA. METHODS: At 37 weeks of age, rats were injected in the stifle joint with a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector containing the Wnt-inhibitor Dkk-1 or a Wnt10b transgene. At 40 weeks of age, rats underwent surgical destabilization of the joint...
December 9, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929701/effect-of-serum-and-platelet-rich-plasma-on-human-early-or-advanced-degenerative-meniscus-cells
#16
Undine Freymann, Lucia Degrassi, Jan Philipp Krüger, Sebastian Metzlaff, Michaela Endres, Wolf Petersen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the migratory, proliferating & extracellular matrix (ECM) forming effect of human serum (HS) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on meniscus cells derived from human knees with early or advanced degenerative changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medial menisci from knees with early degenerative changes (n=5; mean Kellgren score of 1) undergoing arthroscopic meniscal surgery and advanced degenerative changes (n=5; mean Kellgren score of 4) undergoing total knee replacement were collected...
December 8, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925477/relevance-of-meniscal-cell-regional-phenotype-to-tissue-engineering
#17
Shawn P Grogan, Chantal Pauli, Martin K Lotz, Darryl D D'Lima
PURPOSE: Meniscus contains heterogeneous populations of cells that have not been fully characterized. Cell phenotype is often lost during culture; however, culture expansion is typically required for tissue engineering. We examined and compared cell-surface molecule expression levels on human meniscus cells from the vascular and avascular regions and articular chondrocytes while documenting changes during culture-induced dedifferentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expressions of 16 different surface molecules were examined by flow cytometry after monolayer culture for 24 h, 1 week, and 2 weeks...
December 7, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925474/fiber-development-and-matrix-production-in-tissue-engineered-menisci-using-bovine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-fibrochondrocytes
#18
Mary Clare McCorry, Lawrence J Bonassar
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated with promising results for meniscus healing and tissue engineering. While MSCs are known to contribute to ECM production, less is known about how MSCs produce and align large organized fibers for application to tissue engineering the meniscus. The goal of this study was to investigate the capability of MSCs to produce and organize extracellular matrix molecules compared to meniscal fibrochondrocytes (FCCs). Bovine FCCs and MSCs were encapsulated in an anatomically accurate collagen meniscus using mono-culture and co-culture of each cell type...
December 7, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905856/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-stimulates-odontoblastic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-in-vitro
#19
Goksen Mucuk, Elif Sepet, Mine Erguven, Ozlem Ekmekcı, Ayhan Bılır
BACKGROUND: 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-OH D3) plays an important role in mineralized tissue metabolism, including teeth. However, few studies have addressed its role in odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp-stem cells (hDPSCs). AIM: This study aimed to understand the influence of various concentrations of 1,25-OH D3 on the proliferation capacity and early dentinogenesis responses of hDPSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hDPSCs were obtained from the impacted third molar teeth...
December 1, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898233/hyaluronan-stimulates-chondrogenic-gene-expression-in-human-meniscus-cells
#20
Takaaki Tanaka, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Hiroto Inoue, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
: Purpose/Aim of the Study: Inner meniscus cells have a chondrocytic phenotype, whereas outer meniscus cells have a fibroblastic phenotype. In this study, we examined the effect of hyaluronan on chondrocytic gene expression in human meniscus cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human meniscus cells were prepared from macroscopically intact lateral meniscus. Inner and outer meniscus cells were obtained from the inner and outer halves of the meniscus. The cells were stimulated with hyaluronan diluted in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium without serum to the desired concentration (0, 10, 100, and 1000 μg/mL) for 2-7 days...
November 29, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
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