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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340978/methotrexate-aspasomes-against-rheumatoid-arthritis-optimized-hydrogel-loaded-liposomal-formulation-with-in-vivo-evaluation-in-wistar-rats
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Saikat Ghosh, Biswajit Mukherjee, Shreyasi Chaudhuri, Tanushree Roy, Alankar Mukherjee, Soma Sengupta
Aspasomes of methotrexate with antioxidant, ascorbyl palmitate, were developed and optimized using factorial design by varying parameters such as lipid molar ratio, drug to lipid molar ratio, and type of hydration buffer for transdermal delivery for disease modifying activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aspasomes were characterized by drug-excipients interaction, particle size analysis, determination of zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, and surface properties. The best formulation was loaded into hydrogel for evaluation of in vitro drug release and tested in vivo against adjuvant induced arthritis model in wistar rats, by assessing various physiological, biochemical, hematological, and histopathological parameters...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340375/enhancement-of-bmp-2-mediated-angiogenesis-and-osteogenesis-by-2-n-6-o-sulfated-chitosan-in-bone-regeneration
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Yuanzhong Pan, Jie Chen, Yuanman Yu, Kai Dai, Jing Wang, Changsheng Liu
Sulfated polysaccharides are attractive semi-synthesized materials that can be used as a mimic of heparan sulfate to modulate the protein activity and other physiological processes. In this study, we employed sulfated chitosan to enhance the angiogenic capacity of bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2). Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) cultured in a combination of BMP-2 and 2-N,6-O-sulfated chitosan (SCS) group exhibited a higher cell viability and sprouting ability. The cells also secreted more VEGF and NO. The expression patterns of angiogenic and osteogenic genes were analyzed, and VEGFR2 signaling was found to play a role in the enhancing effect of SCS...
January 17, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338185/injectable-and-thermo-sensitive-hydrogel-and-pdlla-electrospun-nanofiber-membrane-composites-for-guided-spinal-fusion
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Ying Qu, BeiYu Wang, Bingyang Chu, Chenlu Liu, Xin Rong, Hua Chen, JinRong Peng, Zhiyong Qian
Spinal fusion is the classic treatment to achieve spinal stability for the treatment of the spinal disease. Generally, spinal fusion still has to combine a certain of bone matrix for promoting bone formation to achieve the desired fusion effect based on the surgery, including the traditional bone matrix, such as the autologous bone, allografts and xenografts. Nevertheless, some problems still existed such as the immunogenic problems, the secondary wound, and pathogenic transfer and so on. Here the injectable thermosensitive hydrogel could substitute to avoid the problems as a potential biological scaffold for tissue engineering...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336892/gene-therapy-and-gene-editing-strategies-for-hemoglobinopathies
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Maria Rosa Lidonnici, Giuliana Ferrari
Gene therapy for hemoglobinopathies is currently based on transplantation of autologous hematopoietic stem cells genetically modified with an integrating lentiviral vector expressing a globin gene under the control of globin transcriptional regulatory elements. Studies and safety works demonstrated the potential therapeutic efficacy and safety of this approach, providing the rationale for clinical translation. The outcomes of early clinical trials, although showing promising results, have highlighted the current limitations to a more general application...
January 3, 2018: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336868/the-therapeutic-potential-of-targeting-the-peripheral-endocannabinoid-cb1-receptor-system
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Joseph Tam, Liad Hinden, Adi Drori, Shiran Udi, Shahar Azar, Saja Baraghithy
Endocannabinoids (eCBs) are internal lipid mediators recognized by the cannabinoid-1 and -2 receptors (CB1R and CB2R, respectively), which also mediate the different physiological effects of marijuana. The endocannabinoid system, consisting of eCBs, their receptors, and the enzymes involved in their biosynthesis and degradation, is present in a vast number of peripheral organs. In this review we describe the role of the eCB/CB1R system in modulating the metabolism in several peripheral organs. We assess how eCBs, via activating the CB1R, contribute to obesity and regulate food intake...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336130/comparison-of-three-types-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bone-marrow-adipose-tissue-and-umbilical-cord-derived-as-potential-sources-for-inner-ear-regeneration
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Mohammad-Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Ameneh Mehri-Ghahfarrokhi, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Masoud Saidijam, Mohammad-Saeid Jami
In this review, we compared the potential of mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord as suitable sources for regeneration of inner ear hair cells and auditory neurons. Our intensive literature search indicates that stem cells in some of adult mammalian tissues, such as bone marrow, can generate new cells under physiological and pathological conditions. Among various types of stem cells, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are one of the most promising candidates for cell replacement therapy...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335833/regulation-of-bone-metabolism-by-micrornas
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Hanna Taipaleenmäki
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The small non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important post-transcriptional regulators of various physiological and pathological processes. The purpose of this article is to review the important recent advances on the role of miRNAs in bone remodeling and metabolic bone disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: In a physiological context, miRNAs regulate bone formation and bone resorption, thereby contributing to the maintenance of bone homeostasis...
January 15, 2018: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333689/2d-black-phosphorus-reinforced-3d-printed-scaffolds-a-stepwise-countermeasure-for-osteosarcoma
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Bowen Yang, Junhui Yin, Yu Chen, Shanshan Pan, Heliang Yao, Youshui Gao, Jianlin Shi
With the ever-deeper understanding of nano-bio interactions and the development of fabrication methodologies of nanomaterials, various therapeutic platforms based on nanomaterials have been developed for next-generation oncological applications, such as osteosarcoma therapy. In this work, a black phosphorus (BP) reinforced 3D-printed scaffold is designed and prepared to provide a feasible countermeasure for the efficient localized treatment of osteosarcoma. The in situ phosphorus-driven, calcium-extracted biomineralization of the intra-scaffold BP nanosheets enables both photothermal ablation of osteosarcoma and the subsequent material-guided bone regeneration in physiological microenvironment, and in the meantime endows the scaffolds with unique physicochemical properties favoring the whole stepwise therapeutic process...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332169/measuring-cochlear-duct-length-in-asian-population-worth-giving-a-thought
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Mohnish Grover, Shitanshu Sharma, Shashank Nath Singh, Tanmaya Kataria, Rajendra Singh Lakhawat, Man Prakash Sharma
INTRODUCTION: The anatomy of the cochlea forms the basis for a successful cochlear implantation. Cochlear duct length (CDL) is defined as the length of the scala media as measured from the middle of the round window to helicotrema. Preoperative measurement of CDL is particularly important when precise intracochlear electrode array placement is desired. It can be done both histologically and radiologically. Preoperative high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan which forms an integral part of cochlear implant workup is a useful tool to calculate CDL using 3D reconstructions...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327303/differential-osteopontin-expression-in-human-osteoblasts-derived-from-iliac-crest-and-alveolar-bone-and-its-role-in-early-stages-of-angiogenesis
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Martin Wein, Diana Huelter-Hassler, Katja Nelson, Tobias Fretwurst, Susanne Nahles, Guenter Finkenzeller, Brigitte Altmann, Thorsten Steinberg
In our previous study, we revealed significant differences of osteopontin (OPN) gene expression in primary human osteoblasts (HOBs) derived from iliac crest bone (iHOBs) and alveolar bone (aHOBs). The present study aims at assigning this discriminative expression to a possible biologic function. OPN is known to be involved in several pathologic and physiologic processes, among others angiogenesis. Therefore, we studied the reaction of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to HOB-derived OPN regarding angiogenesis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325202/interfacial-mineral-fusion-and-tubule-entanglement-as-a-means-to-harden-a-bone-augmentation-material
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Erik A B Hughes, Sophie C Cox, Megan E Cooke, Owen G Davies, Richard L Williams, Thomas J Hall, Liam M Grover
A new bone augmenting material is reported, which is formed from calcium-loaded hydrogel-based spheres. On immersion of these spheres in a physiological medium, they become surrounded with a sheath of precipitate, which ruptures due to a build-up in osmotic pressure. This results in the formation of mineral tubes that protrude from the sphere surface. When brought into close contact with one another, these spheres become fused through the entanglement and subsequent interstitial mineralization of the mineral tubules...
January 11, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323706/the-origins-and-homeostasis-of-monocytes-and-tissue-resident-macrophages-in-physiological-situation
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Yang Zhao, Weilong Zou, Junfeng Du, Yong Zhao
Monocytes and macrophages are critical effectors and regulators of innate immune response. They not only play crucial and distinctive roles in homeostasis, but also contribute to some pathologic processes. The heterogeneity of the macrophage lineage has been widely recognized and, in part, is a result of the specialization of resident macrophages in particular tissue microenvironments. Monocytes are usually known to originate in the bone marrow from a common myeloid progenitor that is shared with neutrophils, and they are then released into the peripheral blood...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323204/calcium-phosphate-complex-increased-during-subchondral-bone-remodeling-affects-earlystage-osteoarthritis
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Youn-Kwan Jung, Min-Su Han, Hye-Ri Park, Eun-Ju Lee, Ji-Ae Jang, Gun-Woo Kim, Sun-Young Lee, DaeWon Moon, Seungwoo Han
An activation of osteoclasts and subchondral bone remodeling is a major histologic feature of early-stage osteoarthritis (OA), which can be accompanied by an increase of calcium (Ca) and phosphate (Pi) level in the subchondral milieu. Considering articular cartilage gets most of nutrition from subchondral bone by diffusion, these micro-environmental changes in subchondral bone can affect the physiology of articular chondrocytes. Here, we have shown that Ca is increased and co-localized with Pi in articular cartilage of early-stage OA...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321172/modest-decreases-in-endogenous-all-trans-retinoic-acid-produced-by-a-mouse-rdh10-heterozygote-provoke-major-abnormalities-in-adipogenesis-and-lipid-metabolism
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Di Yang, Marta G Vuckovic, Carolyn P Smullin, Myeongcheol Kim, Christabel Pui-See Lo, Emily Devericks, Hong Sik Yoo, Milena Tintcheva, Yinghua Deng, Joseph L Napoli
Pharmacological dosing of all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA) controls adiposity in rodents by inhibiting adipogenesis and inducing fatty acid oxidation. Retinol dehydrogenases (Rdh) catalyze the first reaction that activate retinol into atRA. This study examined post-natal contributions of Rdh10 to atRA biosynthesis and physiological functions of endogenous atRA. Embryonic fibroblasts from Rdh10 heterozygote hypomorphs or with a total Rdh10 knockout exhibit decreased atRA biosynthesis and escalated adipogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320711/anatomical-physiological-and-functional-diversity-of-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Rachel K Zwick, Christian F Guerrero-Juarez, Valerie Horsley, Maksim V Plikus
Adipose tissue depots can exist in close association with other organs, where they assume diverse, often non-traditional functions. In stem cell-rich skin, bone marrow, and mammary glands, adipocytes signal to and modulate organ regeneration and remodeling. Skin adipocytes and their progenitors signal to hair follicles, promoting epithelial stem cell quiescence and activation, respectively. Hair follicles signal back to adipocyte progenitors, inducing their expansion and regeneration, as in skin scars. In mammary glands and heart, adipocytes supply lipids to neighboring cells for nutritional and metabolic functions, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320333/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-clinical-utility-in-prostate-cancer-normal-patterns-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. Radiolabeled small molecules that bind with high affinity to its active extracellular center have emerged as a potential new diagnostic standard of reference for prostate cancer, resulting in images with extraordinary tumor-to-background contrast. Currently, gallium 68 (68Ga)-PSMA-11 (or HBED-PSMA) is the most widely used radiotracer for PSMA positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) or PSMA PET/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319012/using-auditory-steady-state-responses-for-measuring-hearing-protector-occlusion-effect
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Olivier Valentin, Frédéric Laville
INTRODUCTION: The currently available methods for measuring the occlusion effect (OE) of hearing protection devices (HPDs) have limitations. Objective microphonic measurements do not assess bone-conducted sounds directly transmitted to the cochlea. Psychophysical measurements at threshold are biased due to the low-frequency masking effects from test participants' physiological noise and the variability of measurements based on subjective responses. An auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs) procedure is used as a technique that might overcome these limitations...
November 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314764/biomimetic-fetal-rotation-bioreactor-for-engineering-bone-tissues-effect-of-cyclic-strains-on-upregulation-of-osteogenic-gene-expression
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Akhilandeshwari Ravichandran, Feng Wen, Jing Lim, Mark Seow Khoon Chong, Jerry K Y Chan, Swee-Hin Teoh
Cells respond to physiological mechanical stresses especially during early fetal development. Adopting a biomimetic approach, it is necessary to develop bioreactor systems to explore the effects of physiologically relevant mechanical strains and shear stresses for functional tissue growth and development. This study introduces a multimodal bioreactor system that allows application of cyclic compressive strains on premature bone grafts that are cultured under biaxial rotation (chamber rotation about two axes) conditions for bone tissue engineering...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311623/basal-p53-expression-is-indispensable-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-integrity
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Siddaraju V Boregowda, Veena Krishnappa, Jacqueline Strivelli, Christopher L Haga, Cori N Booker, Donald G Phinney
Marrow-resident mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) serve as a functional component of the perivascular niche that regulates hematopoiesis. They also represent the main source of bone formed in adult bone marrow, and their bifurcation to osteoblast and adipocyte lineages plays a key role in skeletal homeostasis and aging. Although the tumor suppressor p53 also functions in bone organogenesis, homeostasis, and neoplasia, its role in MSCs remains poorly described. Herein, we examined the normal physiological role of p53 in primary MSCs cultured under physiologic oxygen levels...
January 8, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306499/an-alternative-treatment-for-osteoporotic-su-type-iii-periprosthetic-supracondylar-femur-fractures-double-locking-plate-fixation
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Hakan Çiçek, Ümit Tuhanioğlu, Hasan Ulaş Oğur, Fırat Seyfettinoğlu, Murat Bozkurt
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Su Type III fractures based on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) constitute a patient group with problematic treatment and management. Although it has difficulties, open reduction and internal fixation is one of the treatment options. METHOD: A retrospective evaluation was made of 22 patients surgically treated in our clinic with double locking, low contact titanium plate and screw for a Su Type III periprosthetic fracture based on TKA. The patients were evaluated with bone mineral densitometry, postoperative Knee Society Score (KSS), WOMAC and radiological evaluations...
January 3, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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