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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816569/effect-of-cyclic-uniaxial-compressive-stress-on-human-dental-pulp-cells-in-vitro
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Hui Yang, Yi-Xuan Shu, Lin-Yan Wang, Wen-Ling Zou, Li-Yang Guo, Mei-Ying Shao, Qian-Hua Gao, Tao Hu
PURPOSE: Teeth are exposed to various forces during functional and parafunctional movements. These processes inevitably affect the dental pulp, and the mechanism of these influences has been the subject of many previous studies using different apparatuses and obtaining different results. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of compressive stress on the proliferation and differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A four-point bending strain system was adopted to apply low-density cyclic uniaxial compressive stress (2,000 µstrain, 0...
August 17, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750181/sirt-1-regulates-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-dermal-fibroblast-migration-via-modulation-of-cyr61-expression
#2
Eun-Jeong Kwon, Eun-Jung Park, Hyeran Yu, Jung-Sik Huh, Jinseok Kim, Moon-Jae Cho
SIRT1 is a NAD-dependent protein deacetylase that participates in cellular regulation. The increased migration of fibroblasts is an important phenotype in fibroblast activation. The role of SIRT1 in cell migration remains controversial as to whether SIRT1 acts as an activator or suppressor of cell migration. Therefore, we have established the role of SIRT1 in the migration of human dermal fibroblasts and explored targets of SIRT1 during dermal fibroblast migration. SIRT1 and Cyr61 were expressed in human dermal fibroblasts and the stimulation with TGF-β further induced their expression...
July 27, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718671/freeze-dried-and-irradiated-allograft-bone-combined-with-fresh-autologous-coagula-promotes-angiogenesis-in-an-ectopic-bone-allograft-implantation-model
#3
Haibo Lu, Haoye Meng, Shibi Lu, Ling Qin, Bin Zhao, Aiyuan Wang, Jiang Peng, Wenjing Xu, Quanyi Guo, Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Freeze-dried and irradiated allograft bone (FIAB) is more easily impacted than fresh-frozen allograft bone (FAB) but has weaker incorporation efficiency. We combined FIAB with fresh autologous coagula to enhance donor-host incorporation after impaction during hip revision. METHODS: Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were sacrificed for bone allograft harvesting, and nine male rats were subjected to ectopic bone allograft implantation. For each rat, the container on the left (study) side was filled with freeze-dried allograft bone powder and fresh autologous blood coagula, whereas the right (control) side was filled with freeze-dried allograft bone powder and physiological saline...
July 18, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696808/bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-transduced-human-dermal-derived-fibroblast-cells-differentiate-into-osteoblasts-and-form-bone-in-vivo
#4
Fuguo Chen, Dan Bi, Guangqing Cao, Chen Cheng, Sunxiang Ma, Yang Liu, Kaixiang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Human dermal-derived fibroblast cells (hDDFCs) are multipotent. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a group of cytokines that promote different developmental processes, including the formation of bone. BMPs can promote hDDFC osteogenesis, but the role of BMP7 in hDDFC osteogenesis in vitro and bone formation in vivo has not been investigated in depth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hDDFCs were stably transfected with a human BMP7 recombinant adenovirus and osteogenic differentiation was examined by alkaline phosphatase staining and calcium accumulation...
July 11, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682114/effectiveness-of-topical-application-of-ostrich-oil-on-the-healing-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infected-wounds
#5
Mohammad Reza Farahpour, Mahsa Vahid, Ahmad Oryan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Management of infected wounds is one of the major challenges that surgeons and nurses face. Several antimicrobial agents have been used, but the toxicity, drug resistance, and their effect on the healing process remain a matter of concern. The present study was designed to analyze the accelerative impact of topical application of ostrich oil on infected wounds in a mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 72 BALB/c mice were divided into four main groups of control-sham, mupirocin, and two treatment groups receiving 2% and 4% (w/w) concentrations of ostrich oil, topically...
July 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605223/homeobox-c10-inhibits-the-osteogenic-differentiation-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Guoqing Li, Nannan Han, Haoqing Yang, Liping Wang, Xiao Lin, Shu Diao, Juan Du, Rui Dong, Songlin Wang, Zhipeng Fan
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a reliable cell source for tissue regeneration. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the directed differentiation of MSCs remain unclear which impedes potential clinical applications. Recent studies have discovered that HOX genes are involved in the differentiation regulation of MSCs and bone formation. In this study, we investigate the HOXC10 function in the osteogenic differentiation potential of MSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stem cells from apical papilla (SCAPs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) were used in this study...
June 12, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509587/link-protein-n-terminal-peptide-and-fullerol-promote-matrix-production-and-decrease-degradation-enzymes-in-rabbit-annulus-cells
#7
Ching-Hua Yeh, Dennis Chen, Bayan Aghdasi, Li Xiao, Mengmeng Ding, Li Jin, Xudong Li
PURPOSE: Intervertebral disc degeneration is a major cause of back pain. Novel therapies for prevention or reversal of disc degeneration are needed. It is desirable for potential therapies to target both inflammation and matrix degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The combined regenerative potential of link protein N-terminal peptide (LN) and fullerol on annulus fibrosus (AF) cells was evaluated in a 3D culture model. RESULTS: Interleukin-1α (IL-1α)-induced AF cell degeneration was counteracted by fullerol, LN, and fullerol + LN, with the latter having the greatest effect on matrix production as evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction and glycosaminoglycan assay...
May 16, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488903/versican-a-subdomain-is-required-for-its-adequate-function-in-dermal-development
#8
Sonoko Hatano, Naoko Nagai, Nobuo Sugiura, Jun Tsuchimoto, Zenzo Isogai, Koji Kimata, Akinobu Ota, Sivasundaram Karnan, Yoshitaka Hosokawa, Hideto Watanabe
Versican, a large chondroitin sulfate (CS) proteoglycan, serves as a structural macromolecule of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and regulates cell behavior. We determined the function of versican in dermal development using Vcan(Δ3/Δ3) mutant mice expressing versican with deleted A-subdomain of the N-terminal G1 domain. The mutant versican showed a decreased hyaluronan (HA)-binding ability and failed to accumulate in the ECM. In the early developmental stage, Vcan(Δ3/Δ3) dermis showed a decrease in versican expression as compared with WT...
May 10, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459287/the-effects-of-varying-frequency-and-duration-of-mechanical-stimulation-on-a-tissue-engineered-tendon-construct
#9
Brandon Engebretson, Zachary R Mussett, Vassilios I Sikavitsas
Decellularized, discarded human tissues, such as the human umbilical vein, have been widely utilized for tissue engineering applications, including tendon grafts. When recellularized, such natural scaffolds are cultured in 3D dynamic culture environments (bioreactor systems). For tendon tissue-engineered grafts, such systems often employ oscillatory mechanical stimulation in the form uniaxial tensile strain. The three main parameters of such stimulation are frequency, duration, and force. In this study we investigated the effects of changing the duration (0...
May 1, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355098/meniscus-beyond-mechanics-using-biology-to-advance-our-understanding-of-meniscus-injury-and-treatment
#10
Muhammad Farooq Rai, Amy L McNulty
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May 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
#11
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 orthopedic 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...
May 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925477/relevance-of-meniscal-cell-regional-phenotype-to-tissue-engineering
#12
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...
May 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813662/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-and-prostaglandin-e2-are-elevated-in-the-synovial-fluid-of-meniscus-tear-patients
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Betty Liu, Adam P Goode, Teralyn E Carter, Gangadhar M Utturkar, Janet L Huebner, Dean C Taylor, Claude T Moorman, William E Garrett, Virginia B Kraus, Farshid Guilak, Louis E DeFrate, Amy L McNulty
PURPOSE: Meniscus tears are a common knee injury and are associated with the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study is to evaluate potential OA mediators in the synovial fluid and serum of meniscus tear subjects compared to those in the synovial fluid of radiographic non-OA control knees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen subjects with an isolated unilateral meniscus injury and six subjects who served as reference controls (knee Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0-1) were recruited...
May 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797605/quantitative-histological-grading-methods-to-assess-subchondral-bone-and-synovium-changes-subsequent-to-medial-meniscus-transection-in-the-rat
#14
Heidi E Kloefkorn, Kyle D Allen
AIM OF THE STUDY: The importance of the medial meniscus to knee health is demonstrated by studies which show meniscus injuries significantly increase the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA), and knee OA can be modeled in rodents using simulated meniscus injuries. Traditionally, histological assessments of OA in these models have focused on damage to the articular cartilage; however, OA is now viewed as a disease of the entire joint as an organ system. The aim of this study was to develop quantitative histological measures of bone and synovial changes in a rat medial meniscus injury model of knee OA...
May 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436754/5-7-3-4-tetramethoxyflavone-protects-chondrocytes-from-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-through-regulation-of-the-ire1%C3%AE-pathway
#15
Longhuo Wu, Haiqing Liu, Linfu Li, Daohua Xu, Yun Gao, Yingjie Guan, Qian Chen
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane sensor inositol-requiring enzyme-1 (IRE1)α signaling in ER stress-induced chondrocyte apoptosis, and to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying chondroprotective activity of 5,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (TMF) from Murraya exotica. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IRE1α was knocked down by siRNA transfection in chondrocytes, which were harvested from rats' knee cartilages. Chondrocytes with IRE1α deficiency were administrated with tunicamycin (TM) and TMF...
April 24, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402679/inhibition-of-osteogenesis-surrounding-the-titanium-implant-by-cgrp-deficiency
#16
Yao Liu, Guangsen Zheng, Li Liu, Zhi Wang, Yiyao Wang, Qianming Chen, En Luo
Previous studies have suggested one of the neurotransmitters, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), modulates local regulation of bone metabolism; however, the regulating signaling pathway is still being explored. The objective of this study was to determine whether CGRP deficiency affects the osteogenesis surrounding titanium implants in vivo. Titanium screws were implanted in 72 adult rats, which were divided into three groups randomly: Sham, inferior alveolar neurectomy (IAN), and IAN+CGRP. Saline solution containing CGRP (concentration: 100 nmol/L) was injected into the area surrounding the implants in the IAN+CGRP group every day post operation...
April 12, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398098/mapk-signaling-has-stage-dependent-osteogenic-effects-on-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
#17
Eric J Tsang, Benjamin Wu, Patricia Zuk
OVERVIEW: The use of pro-osteogenic growth factors, such as BMP2, in human adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) osteogenesis is well described. Because these growth factors work via signal transduction pathways, such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade, a study of the relationship between MAPK signaling and ASC osteogenesis was conducted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ERK, JNK, and p38MAPK activation were measured in ASCs osteo-induced using either dexamethasone or vitamin D3 and correlated with mineralization...
April 11, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362515/fbp1-is-highly-expressed-in-human-hypertrophic-scars-and-increases-fibroblast-proliferation-apoptosis-and-collagen-expression
#18
Jieyi Zuo, Zhiying Chen, Xinchao Zhong, Wanli Lan, Yizhen Kuang, Dong Huang
PURPOSE: FBP1, one of the far-upstream element binding proteins(FBPs), is a distal upstream binding protein of c-myc, which is highly expressed in tumor tissues. This study aimed to investigate FBP1 expression in human hypertrophic scars and to determine the effects of FBP1 on fibroblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human normal skin and scar specimens were collected during clinical surgery. One portion of each tissue specimen was embedded in paraffin and sliced to observe differences in histological features and FBP1 expression by immunohistochemistry and western blotting...
March 31, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301220/periostin-promotes-migration-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Ziqiang Wu, Wenyong Dai, Pei Wang, Xiaozhen Zhang, Yi Tang, Lin Liu, Qiaona Wang, Ming Li, Chunbo Tang
OVERVIEW: 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
#20
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 CMC/collagen ratio 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
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