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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439054/-calcium-and-bone-metabolism-across-women-s-life-stages-the-effects-of-oral-contraceptives-low-dose-estrogen-progestin-on-bone-metabolism-bone-mass-and-geometry-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-women
#1
Hiroya Okano
Estrogens have a biphasic action on pubertal and/or adolescent skeletal growth. Low levels of estrogen may increase the periosteal expansion through the increase in the sensitivity of bone for mechanical stimuli and the secretion of IGF-1. On the other hand, high estrogen concentrations may inhibit periosteal bone formation. To use OC/LEP(oral contraceptive/low dose estrogen-progestin) during adolescence, meaning exposure to high levels of estrogen, may prevent the acquisition of physiologic peak of bone mass...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438404/quantitative-ultrasound-and-tibial-dysplasia-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#2
David A Stevenson, Heather Hanson, Austin Stevens, John Carey, David Viskochil, Xiaoming Sheng, Karen Wheeler, Hillarie Slater
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant disorder associated with unilateral anterolateral bowing with subsequent fracture and nonunion. In infancy, physiologic bowing of the lower leg can be confused with pathologic tibial dysplasia in NF1. Little is known about the bone physiology of the tibiae prior to fracture or predictors of fracture. The aim of this study was to characterize bone quality of bowed tibiae prior to fracture in NF1 using quantitative ultrasound (QUS). Bone quality was assessed on both tibiae (the non-bowed and bowed tibiae) using QUS to measure speed of sound (SOS) at the mid-shaft in 23 individuals with NF1...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434758/mallards-anas-platyrhynchos-and-wastewater-ponds-part-ii-developmental-physiological-morphological-and-behavioural-effects-of-ingestion-of-secondary-clarified-effluent-water
#3
K B Tierney, P O Welsh, M Mills, S Nason, D R Barreda, C A Paszkowski
Rather than migrating, mallard ducks may choose to overwinter in northern cities on open-water thermal refuges, such as municipal wastewater treatment ponds, which in Edmonton, Canada, stay ≥10°C during frigid winter months. Refuging mallards spend appreciable time daily on these ponds and hydrate using secondary clarified municipal wastewater (SCEW). We aimed to determine if SCEW ingestion affected mallard health. To this end, we gavaged newly hatched mallards (domesticated Pekin strain) over their first month with SCEW, as well as water representing negative and positive controls (municipal tap water, and the primary active ingredient from birth control pills, 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), respectively)...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432403/bone-marrow-fat-content-in-70-adolescent-girls-with-anorexia-nervosa-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessment
#4
Kirsten Ecklund, Sridhar Vajapeyam, Robert V Mulkern, Henry A Feldman, Jennifer M O'Donnell, Amy D DiVasta, Catherine M Gordon
BACKGROUND: Adolescents and women with anorexia nervosa have increased bone marrow fat and decreased bone formation, at least in part due to hormonal changes leading to preferential stem cell differentiation to adipocytes over osteoblasts. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate marrow fat content and correlate with age and disease severity using knee MRI with T1 relaxometry (T1-R) and MR spectroscopy (MRS) in 70 adolescents with anorexia nervosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 70 girls with anorexia nervosa who underwent 3-T knee MRI with coronal T1-W images, T1-R and single-voxel proton MRS at 30 and 60 ms TE...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428852/stoichiometric-traits-of-stickleback-effects-of-genetic-background-rearing-environment-and-ontogeny
#5
Miguel Costa Leal, Rebecca J Best, Dan Durston, Rana W El-Sabaawi, Blake Matthews
Phenotypes can both evolve in response to, and affect, ecosystem change, but few examples of diverging ecosystem-effect traits have been investigated. Bony armor traits of fish are good candidates for this because they evolve rapidly in some freshwater fish populations, and bone is phosphorus rich and likely to affect nutrient recycling in aquatic ecosystems. Here, we explore how ontogeny, rearing environment, and bone allocation among body parts affect the stoichiometric phenotype (i.e., stoichiometric composition of bodies and excretion) of threespine stickleback...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427317/nonlinear-homogenisation-of-trabecular-bone-effect-of-solid-phase-constitutive-model
#6
Francesc Levrero-Florencio, Krishnagoud Manda, Lee Margetts, Pankaj Pankaj
Micro-finite element models have been extensively employed to evaluate the elastic properties of trabecular bone and, to a limited extent, its yield behaviour. The macroscopic stiffness tensor and yield surface are of special interest since they are essential in the prediction of bone strength and stability of implants at the whole bone level. While macroscopic elastic properties are now well understood, yield and post-yield properties are not. The aim of this study is to shed some light on what the effect of the solid phase yield criterion is on the macroscopic yield of trabecular bone for samples with different microstructure...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427292/chemical-analyses-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-toxicity-of-fruit-methanol-extract-of-sechium-edule-var-nigrum-spinosum
#7
Itzen Aguiñiga-Sánchez, Jorge Cadena-Íñiguez, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Guadalupe Gómez-García, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, Juana Rosado-Pérez, Mirna Ruíz-Ramos, Víctor Manuel Cisneros-Solano, Edgar Ledesma-Martínez, Angel de Jesus Delgado-Bordonave, Ramón Marcos Soto-Hernández
CONTEXT: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. (Cucurbitaceae) is used in ethnomedicine, but the diversity of the varietal groups of this species has not often been considered. This is important because we previously reported that different variety of species exhibit different activities across different tumor cell lines. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the chemical composition and biological activities of extracts obtained from S. edule var. nigrum spinosum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The leukemia P388 cell line and mononuclear bone marrow cells (MNCBMs) were treated with the extract at a concentration ranging from 40 to 2370 μg/mL for cytotoxicity and viability assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426555/creating-artificial-lymphoid-tissues-to-study-immunity-and-hematological-malignancies
#8
Shivem B Shah, Ankur Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The specialized microenvironments of lymphoid tissue affect immune cell function and progression of disease. However, current animal models are low throughput and a large number of human diseases are difficult to model in animals. Animal models are less amenable to manipulation of tissue niche components, signalling pathways, epigenetics, and genome editing than ex vivo models. On the other hand, conventional 2D cultures lack the physiological relevance to study precise microenvironmental interactions...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424660/ccl2-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-and-parathyroid-hormone-action-on-bone
#9
REVIEW
Jawed Akhtar Siddiqui, Nicola C Partridge
Chemokines are small molecules that play a crucial role as chemoattractants for several cell types, and their components are associated with host immune responses and repair mechanisms. Chemokines selectively recruit monocytes, neutrophils, and lymphocytes and induce chemotaxis through the activation of G protein-coupled receptors. Two well-described chemokine families (CXC and CC) are known to regulate the localization and trafficking of immune cells in cases of injury, infection, and tumors. Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1/CCL2) is one of the important chemokines from the CC family that controls migration and infiltration of monocytes/macrophages during inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424655/sustained-and-transient-vestibular-systems-a-physiological-basis-for-interpreting-vestibular-function
#10
REVIEW
Ian S Curthoys, Hamish G MacDougall, Pierre-Paul Vidal, Catherine de Waele
Otolithic afferents with regular resting discharge respond to gravity or low-frequency linear accelerations, and we term these the static or sustained otolithic system. However, in the otolithic sense organs, there is anatomical differentiation across the maculae and corresponding physiological differentiation. A specialized band of receptors called the striola consists of mainly type I receptors whose hair bundles are weakly tethered to the overlying otolithic membrane. The afferent neurons, which form calyx synapses on type I striolar receptors, have irregular resting discharge and have low thresholds to high frequency (e...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424626/a-rat-immobilization-model-based-on-cage-volume-reduction-a-physiological-model-for-bed-rest
#11
Enrica Marmonti, Sílvia Busquets, Míriam Toledo, Marina Ricci, Marc Beltrà, Victòria Gudiño, Francesc Oliva, José M López-Pedrosa, Manuel Manzano, Ricardo Rueda, Francisco J López-Soriano, Josep M Argilés
Bed rest has been an established treatment in the past prescribed for critically illness or convalescing patients, in order to preserve their body metabolic resource, to prevent serious complications and to support their rapid path to recovery. However, it has been reported that prolonged bed rest can have detrimental consequences that may delay or prevent the recovery from clinical illness. In order to study disuse-induced changes in muscle and bone, as observed during prolonged bed rest in humans, an innovative new model of muscle disuse for rodents is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424263/the-kielin-chordin-like-protein-kcp-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-mice
#12
Abdul Soofi, Katherine I Wolf, Margo P Emont, Nathan Qi, Gabriel Martinez-Santibanez, Edward Grimley, Wesam Ostwani, Gregory R Dressler
Obesity and its associated complications, such as insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are reaching epidemic proportions. In mice, the TGF-beta superfamily is implicated in the regulation of white and brown adipose tissue differentiation. The Kielin/chordin-like Protein (KCP) is a secreted regulator of the TGF-beta superfamily pathways that can inhibit both TGF-beta and activin signals while enhancing bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. However, KCP's effects on metabolism and obesity have not been studied in animal models...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419519/deletion-of-a-distal-rankl-gene-enhancer-delays-progression-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-calcification-in-hypercholesterolemic-mice
#13
Sohel Shamsuzzaman, Melda Onal, Hillary C St John, J Wesley Pike
Receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) is a TNFα-like cytokine which mediates diverse physiological functions including bone remodeling and immune regulation. RANKL has been identified in atherosclerotic lesions; however, its role in atherosclerotic plaque development remains elusive. An enhancer located 75kb upstream of the murine RANKL gene's transcription start site designated D5 is important for its calciotropic hormone- and cytokine-mediated expression. Here, we determined the impact of RANKL levels in atherosclerotic plaque development in the D5 enhancer-null (D5(-/-) ) mice in an atherogenic Apoe(-/-) background fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419209/estrogen-deficiency-exacerbates-type-1-diabetes-induced-bone-tnf%C3%AE-expression-and-osteoporosis-in-female-mice
#14
Sandi Raehtz, Hayley Bierhalter, Daniel Schoenherr, Narayanan Parameswaran, Laura R McCabe
Estrogen deficiency following menopause is associated with rapid bone loss, osteoporosis and increased fracture risk. Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), characterized by hypoinsulinemia and hyperglycemia, is also associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. With better treatment options, T1D patients are living longer and therefore the number of patients having both T1D and estrogen deficiency is increasing. Little is known about the mechanistic impact of T1D in conjunction with estrogen deficiency on bone physiology and density...
April 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415463/in-vitro-characterisation-of-a-sol-gel-derived-in-situ-silica-coated-silicate-and-carbonate-co-doped-hydroxyapatite-nanopowder-for-bone-grafting
#15
Seyed Mohsen Latifi, Mohammadhossein Fathi, Ali Sharifnabi, Jaleh Varshosaz
Design and synthesis of materials with better properties and performance are essential requirements in the field of biomaterials science that would directly improve patient quality of life. For this purpose, in situ silica-coated silicate and carbonate co-doped hydroxyapatite (Sc/S.C.HA) nanopowder was synthesized via the sol-gel method. Characterisation of the prepared nanopowder was carried out by XRD, FTIR, TEM, SEM, EDX, ICP, zeta potential, acid dissolution test, and cell culture test. The substitution of the silicate and carbonate ions into hydroxyapatite structure was confirmed by FTIR analysis...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414563/leveraging-stem-cell-homing-for-therapeutic-regeneration
#16
Y Yin, X Li, X T He, R X Wu, H H Sun, F M Chen
Resident stem cell pools in many tissues/organs are responsible not only for tissue maintenance during physiologic turnover but also for the process of wound repair following injury. With inspiration from stem cell trafficking within the body under physiologic and pathologic conditions, recent advances have been made toward inducing stem cell mobilization and directing patients' own cells to sites of interest for treating a broad spectrum of diseases. An evolving body of work corroborates that delivering guidance cues can mobilize stem cells from the bone marrow and drive these cells toward a specific region...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412519/vitamin-d-signaling-in-intestinal-innate-immunity-and-homeostasis
#17
REVIEW
Vassil Dimitrov, John H White
The lumen of the gut hosts a plethora of microorganisms that participate in food assimilation, inactivation of harmful particles and in vitamin synthesis. On the other hand, enteric flora, a number of food antigens, and toxins are capable of triggering immune responses causing inflammation, which, when unresolved, may lead to chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is important, therefore, to contain the gut bacteria within the lumen, control microbial load and composition, as well as ensure adequate innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogenic threats...
April 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411253/a-new-path-to-platelet-production-through-matrix-sensing
#18
Vittorio Abbonante, Christian Andrea Di Buduo, Cristian Gruppi, Carmelo De Maria, Elise Spedden, Aurora De Acutis, Cristian Staii, Mario Raspanti, Giovanni Vozzi, David Kaplan, Francesco Moccia, Katya Ravid, Alessandra Balduini
Megakaryocytes in the bone marrow are immersed in a network of extracellular matrix (ECM) components that regulate platelet release into the circulation. Combining biological and bioengineering approaches, we found that the activation of transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 4 (TRPV4), a mechano-sensitive ion channel, is induced upon megakaryocyte adhesion on softer matrices. This response promoted platelet production by triggering a cascade of events that lead to calcium influx, β1 integrin activation and internalization, and Akt phosphorylation, responses not found on stiffer matrices...
April 14, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410005/meeting-report-of-the-2016-bone-marrow-adiposity-meeting
#19
Bram van der Eerden, André van Wijnen
There is considerable interest in the physiology and pathology, as well as the cellular and molecular biology, of bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT). Because bone marrow adiposity is linked not only to systemic energy metabolism, but also to both bone marrow and musculoskeletal disorders, this biologic compartment has become of major interest to investigators from diverse disciplines. Bone marrow adiposity represents a virtual multi-tissue endocrine organ, which encompasses cells from multiple developmental lineages (e...
April 5, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409176/systemic-analysis-of-osteoblast-specific-dna-methylation-marks-reveals-novel-epigenetic-basis-of-osteoblast-differentiation
#20
Fangtang Yu, Hui Shen, Hong-Wen Deng
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that contributes to the lineage commitment and specific functions of different cell types. In this study, we compared ENCODE-generated genome-wide DNA methylation profiles of human osteoblast with 21 other types of human cells in order to identify osteoblast-specific methylation events. For most of the cell strains, data from two isogenic replicates were included, resulting in a total of 51 DNA methylation datasets. We identified 852 significant osteoblast-specific differentially methylated CpGs (DMCs) and 295 significant differentially methylated regions (DMRs)...
June 2017: Bone Reports
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