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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786747/microrna-137-dysregulation-predisposes-to-osteoporotic-fracture-by-impeding-alp-activity-and-expression-via-suppression-of-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-4-expression
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Xiangjun Liu, Xiaohui Xu
Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone mass and deterioration of its architecture resulting in bone weakness, which becomes prone to fracture. The objective of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanism by which miR-137 can reduce the risk of fracture in patients with osteoporosis. An online miRNA database and a luciferase reporter assay system were used to confirm that leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) was the target of miR-137. Real-time PCR and western blot analysis were used to study miR-137 mRNA, the expression of LGR4 mRNA and protein among different groups or cells transfected with a scrambled miRNA control, miR-137 mimic, LGR4 siRNA and miR-137 inhibitor...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785623/synthesis-spectroscopic-characterization-and-polymerization-abilities-of-blue-and-green-light-emitting-oxazol-5-one-fluorophores
#2
Gulsiye Ozturk Urut, Seher Aydin, Derya Topkaya, Elif Sahin, Serap Alp
New fluorescent thiophenyl group containing oxazol-5-one fluorophores of 3a (4-(3-thiophenylmethylene)-2-phenyloxazol-5-one), 3b (4-(3-thiophenylmethylene)-2-(4-tolyl)oxazol-5-one) and 3c (4-(3-thiophenylmethylene)-2-(4-nitrophenyl)oxazol-5-one) were synthesized and characterized. The newly synthesized oxazol-5-ones absorption and fluorescence characteristics were studied in some solvents of varying polarities. The heterocyclic chromophores were fluorescent, with two of them, 3a and 3b, emitting blue light, whilst the other one, 3c, emitting green light...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785515/prostate-specific-antigen-flare-induced-by-223-racl-2-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#3
Angelo Castello, H A Macapinlac, E Lopci, E B Santos
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) flare is a well-known phenomenon in patients with prostate cancer, but its impact during radium-223 dichloride (223 RaCl2 ) therapy is still unclear. This radioisotope has shown to improve overall survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). We sought to evaluate the impact of PSA flare on survival and its relation with metabolic parameters on 18 F-labeled sodium fluoride PET/CT. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 168 patients with mCRPC (median age 69; median PSA 29...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785051/hyaluronan-negatively-regulates-vascular-calcification-involving-bmp2-signaling
#4
Yonglun Kong, Qingchun Liang, Yanting Chen, Pingzhen Yang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yining Li, Siyuan Feng, Ji Wu, Wantao Liu, Jingyi Tang, Huimin Yu, Jing-Song Ou, Lihe Lu, Jianyun Yan
Vascular calcification is a highly regulated biological process similar to bone formation involving osteogenic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Hyaluronan (HA), a major structural component of the extracellular matrix in cartilage, has been shown to inhibit osteoblast differentiation. However, whether HA affects osteogenic differentiation and calcification of VSMCs remains unclear. In the present study, we used in vitro and ex vivo models of vascular calcification to investigate the role of HA in vascular calcification...
May 21, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784643/the-presence-of-large-focal-lesions-is-a-strong-independent-prognostic-factor-in-multiple-myeloma
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Leo Rasche, Edgardo J Angtuaco, Terri L Alpe, Grant H Gershner, James E McDonald, Rohan S Samant, Manoj Kumar, Rudy Van Hemert, Joshua Epstein, Shayu Deshpande, Ruslana Tytarenko, Shmuel Yaccoby, Jens Hillengass, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Carolina Schinke, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Brian A Walker, Bart Barlogie, Gareth J Morgan, Faith E Davies, Niels Weinhold
Spatial intra-tumor heterogeneity is frequently seen in Multiple Myeloma (MM) and poses a significant challenge for risk classifiers, which rely on tumor samples from the iliac crest. As biopsy based assessment of multiple skeletal sites is difficult, alternative strategies for risk stratification are required. Recently, the size of focal lesions (FL) was shown to be a surrogate marker for spatial heterogeneity, suggesting that data from medical imaging could be used to improve risk stratification approaches...
May 21, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782695/dual-ag-zno-decorated-micro-nanoporous-sulfonated-polyetheretherketone-with-superior-antibacterial-capability-and-biocompatibility-via-layer-by-layer-self-assembly-strategy
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Yi Deng, Lei Yang, Xiaobing Huang, Junhong Chen, Xiuyuan Shi, Weizhong Yang, Min Hong, Yuan Wang, Matthew S Dargusch, Zhi-Gang Chen
Polyetheretherketone is attractive for dental and orthopedic applications due to its mechanical attributes close to that of human bone; however, the lack of antibacterial capability and bioactivity of polyetheretherketone has substantially impeded its clinical applications. Here, a dual therapy implant coating is developed on the 3D micro-/nanoporous sulfonated polyetheretherketone via layer-by-layer self-assembly of Ag ions and Zn ions. Material characterization studies have indicated that nanoparticles consisting of elemental Ag and ZnO are uniformly incorporated on the porous sulfonated polyetheretherketone surface...
May 21, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782010/isolation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-alveolar-periosteum-and-effects-of-vitamin-d-on-osteogenic-activity-of-periosteum-derived-cells
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Yen-Li Wang, Adrienne Hong, Tzung-Hai Yen, Hsiang-Hsi Hong
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are present in a variety of tissues and can be differentiated into numerous cell types, including osteoblasts. Among the dental sources of MSCs, the periosteum is an easily accessible tissue, which has been identified to contain MSCs in the cambium layer. However, this source has not yet been widely studied. Vitamin D3 and 1,25-(OH)2D3 have been demonstrated to stimulate in vitro differentiation of MSCs into osteoblasts. In addition, vitamin C facilitates collagen formation and bone cell growth...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780999/iphone-imaged-and-cell-powered-electrophoresis-titration-chip-for-the-alkaline-phosphatase-assay-in-serum-by-the-moving-reaction-boundary
#8
Xin-Yu Cao, Fan-Zhi Kong, Qiang Zhang, Wei-Wen Liu, Xiao-Ping Liu, Guo-Qing Li, Ran Zhong, Liu-Yin Fan, Hua Xiao, Cheng-Xi Cao
As a vital enzyme, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has great clinical significance in diagnoses of bone or liver cancer, bone metastases, rickets, and extrahepatic biliary obstruction. However, there is still no really portable chip for the ALP assay in blood. Herein, a simple electrophoresis titration (ET) model was developed for ALP detection via a moving reaction boundary (MRB). In the model, ALP catalyzed the dephosphorylation of a 4-methylumbelliferyl phosphate disodium salt (4-MUP) substrate in the cathode well to 4-methylumbelliferone ([4-MU]-) with a negative charge and blue fluorescence under UV excitation...
May 21, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780584/opening-the-black-box-of-spring-water-microbiology-from-alpine-karst-aquifers-to-support-proactive-drinking-water-resource-management
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Domenico Savio, Philipp Stadler, Georg H Reischer, Alexander K T Kirschner, Katalin Demeter, Rita Linke, Alfred P Blaschke, Regina Sommer, Ulrich Szewzyk, Inés C Wilhartitz, Robert L Mach, Hermann Stadler, Andreas H Farnleitner
Over the past 15 years, pioneering interdisciplinary research has been performed on the microbiology of hydrogeologically well-defined alpine karst springs located in the Northern Calcareous Alps (NCA) of Austria. This article gives an overview on these activities and links them to other relevant research. Results from the NCA springs and comparable sites revealed that spring water harbors abundant natural microbial communities even in aquifers with high water residence times and the absence of immediate surface influence...
May 2018: WIREs. Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780360/the-association-between-long-term-acenocoumarol-treatment-and-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Jolanta Sawicka-Powierza, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Ewa Jablonska, Beata Zelazowska-Rutkowska, Wojciech Jelski, Pawel Abramowicz, Caroline Sasinowski, Slawomir Chlabicz
Objective: Both vitamin D and K2 are involved in a number of metabolic processes, including bone metabolism; however, associations between the vitamins are not fully understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in adult patients receiving long-term acenocoumarol (AC) treatment. Participants and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 58 Caucasian patients (31 women, 27 men) with a median age of 65 years receiving long-term AC therapy were evaluated and compared with 35 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779282/-effect-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-overexpression-on-the-biological-activity-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jin Qiu, Hui-Yu Zhang, Li Liu, Ying-Hui Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to construct the expression of bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP4) lentiviral vector gene and explore its influence on the biological activity of mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. METHODS: iPS cell lines stably overexpressing BMP4 were constructed by lentivirus transfection (BMP4-overexpressing group). Cells without transfection served as the blank group, and cells with only vector transfection served as the empty-vector group...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779281/-effects-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-notch-signaling-pathway-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#12
Yu Ma, Shu-Hui Li, Xin-Xin Ding, Pei-Ling Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) on osteogenic differentiation and Notch signaling pathway of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and to investigate the regulatory role of Notch signaling pathway on the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs under the influence of TNF-α. METHODS: PDLSCs were obtained through enzyme digestion and tissue block method. The expression levels of stem cell surface markers CD105, CD90, CD146, CD45, and CD31 were detected by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS)...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779273/-effects-of-inhibitory-concentration-minocycline-on-the-proliferation-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-osteoblasts
#13
Hua-Ying Shao, Yi-Gong Zhang, Xue Yang, Qiong-Yue Zhang, Xiao-Hong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the inhibitory concentration minocycline on the proliferation, differentiation, and expression of Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteopontin (OPN) mRNA of osteoblasts. METHODS: Primary osteoblasts were cultured in osteogenic induction medium containing 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 10 μg·mL⁻¹ minocycline. Cell counting kit-8 was used to observe cell proliferation. ALP activity assay, alizarin red S staining, and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine cell differentiation and mineralization...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779062/synthesis-and-characterization-of-silibinin-phenanthroline-neocuproine-copper-ii-complexes-for-augmenting-bone-tissue-regeneration-an-in-vitro-analysis
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Subramaniyam Rajalakshmi, Selvaraj Vimalraj, Sekaran Saravanan, Desingh Raj Preeth, Manickaraj Shairam, Dhanasekaran Anuradha
In the recent decades, flavonoid metal complexes have been widely investigated for their multifaceted role in enabling osteoblast differentiation and bone formation. Silibinin complexed with copper(II) ion has been synthesized along with two mixed ligand complexes, namely copper(II) silibinin-phenanthroline and neocuproine as co-ligands, and their positive role in promoting neovacularization and osteoblast differentiation was investigated. Silibinin mono complex [Cu(sil)(H2 O)2 ] and [Cu(sil)(phen)] showed similar UV-visible absorption in the region of 315 and 222 nm, whereas Cu(silibinin)(neocuproine) [Cu(sil)(neo)] showed a blueshift in the 320 nm transition...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778669/thyroid-status-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-a-biochemical-study-on-insulin-resistance-in-non-obese-overweight-and-obese-type-2-diabetics
#15
Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Gopal Niranjan
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance with altered thyroid status in women is observed in type 2 diabetics and varies with advancing age and estrogen profile. We compared thyroid status between premenopausal and postmenopausal women in obese, non obese and overweight type 2 diabetes. METHODOLOGY: We included 301type 2 diabetics who were segregated into premenopausal (n = 100) 33.2% and postmenopausal (n = 201) 66.8% among three sub groups (Non obese, overweight and Obese)...
May 10, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778019/phoenix-dactylifera-protects-against-oxidative-stress-and-hepatic-injury-induced-by-paracetamol-intoxication-in-rats
#16
Gamal A Salem, Ahmed Shaban, Hussain A Diab, Wesam A Elsaghayer, Manal D Mjedib, Aomassad M Hnesh, Ravi P Sahu
The current studies were sought to determine effects of antioxidant potential of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Phoenix dactylifera leaves (PLAE and PLME) against the widely-used analgesic paracetamol (PCM) induced hepatotoxicity. Groups of rats were treated with or without PCM (1500 mg/kg), PLAE and PLME (300 mg/kg) and n-acetylcysteine (NAC, 50 mg/kg) followed by assessments of liver function tests, oxidative stress, antioxidant defenses, and hepatotoxicity. We observed that PCM significantly elevated serum liver markers, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), and bilirubin compared to control (untreated) group...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776838/hot-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-lasianthera-africana-icacinaceae-attenuates-rifampicin-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity
#17
Lucky Legbosi Nwidu, Raphael Ellis Teme
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of Lasianthera africana (Icacinaceae) against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The hepatoprotective effects of hot aqueous L. africana (HALA) leaf extract (0.1-1 g/kg) and silymarin (50 mg/kg) were assessed in a model of oxidative liver damage induced by RIF and INH (100 mg/kg each) in Wistar rats for 28 days. Biochemical markers of hepatic damage such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were assessed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776350/increased-systemic-zonula-occludens-1-associated-with-inflammation-and-independent-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Amit Kumar Ram, Biju Pottakat, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent type of primary liver cancer, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Indeed, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Previous studies have shown evidence that tight junction (TJ) components were correlated with carcinogenesis and tumor development. Our aims were to determine the serum levels of tight junction protein Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and an inflammatory marker such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in HCC patients compared to healthy volunteers and also to identify the association between ZO-1 and inflammation in HCC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775803/assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-imprinting-disorders-results-of-a-study-from-a-french-congenital-malformations-registry
#19
Audrey Uk, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Quentin Scanvion, Lucas Michon, Emmanuelle Amar
INTRODUCTION: Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is increasingly used to help infertile couples to have children around the world. A number of studies have been published reporting an increased risk of major malformations in children born following ART, especially an increased incidence of epigenetic diseases (ED). This study aimed to assess the incidence of epigenetic diseases with affected imprinting genes in infants or children from pregnancies obtained through IVF/ICSI compared to infants or children from pregnancies obtained spontaneously...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775761/the-bone-anabolic-effects-of-irisin-are-through-preferential-stimulation-of-aerobic-glycolysis
#20
Dingdong Zhang, ChuHyun Bae, Junghak Lee, Jiho Lee, Zeyu Jin, Myeongmo Kang, Young Suk Cho, Jeong-Han Kim, Weontae Lee, Sung-Kil Lim
Irisin, a recently identified hormone secreted by skeletal muscle in response to exercise, exhibits anabolic effects on the skeleton primarily through the stimulation of bone formation. However, the mechanism underlying the irisin-stimulated anabolic response remains largely unknown. To uncover the underlying mechanism, we biosynthesized recombinant irisin (r-irisin) using an Escherichia coli expression system and used it to treat several osteoblast cell types. Our synthesized r-irisin could promote proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts as evidenced by enhanced expression of osteoblast-specific transcriptional factors, including Runt-related transcription factor-2 (Runx2), Oster (Osx), as well as early osteoblastic differentiation markers such as alkaline phosphatase (Alp) and collagen type I alpha 1 (Col1a1)...
May 15, 2018: Bone
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