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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214897/mir-125b-regulates-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-bmpr1b
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Huaqing Wang, Zhao Xie, Tianyong Hou, Zhiqiang Li, Ke Huang, Jicheng Gong, Wei Zhou, Kanglai Tang, Jianzhong Xu, Shiwu Dong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) plays a crucial role in bone regeneration and bone reparation. This complex process is regulated precisely and firmly by specific factors. Recent studies have demonstrated that miR-125b regulates osteogenic differentiation, but little is known about the molecular mechanisms of this regulation. Furthermore, how miR-125b regulates the osteogenic differentiation of MSCs still needs elucidation. METHODS: In the present study, human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) were isolated and induced to osteoblasts with miR-125b inhibition or overexpression...
January 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213864/electrical-stimulation-of-denervated-rat-skeletal-muscle-ameliorates-bone-fragility-and-muscle-loss-in-early-stage-disuse-musculoskeletal-atrophy
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Hiroyuki Tamaki, Kengo Yotani, Futoshi Ogita, Keishi Hayao, Kouki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Sugawara, Hikari Kirimoto, Hideaki Onishi, Norikatsu Kasuga, Noriaki Yamamoto
We tested whether daily muscle electrical stimulation (ES) can ameliorate the decrease in cortical bone strength as well as muscle and bone geometric and material properties in the early stages of disuse musculoskeletal atrophy. 7-week-old male F344 rats were randomly divided into three groups: age-matched control group (Cont); a sciatic denervation group (DN); and a DN + direct electrical stimulation group (DN + ES). Denervated tibialis anterior (TA) muscle in the DN + ES group received ES with 16 mA at 10 Hz for 30 min/day, 6 days/week...
February 17, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213151/automatic-method-for-estimation-of-in-situ-effective-contact-angle-from-x-ray-micro-tomography-images-of-two-phase-flow-in-porous-media
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Alessio Scanziani, Kamaljit Singh, Martin J Blunt, Alberto Guadagnini
Multiphase flow in porous media is strongly influenced by the wettability of the system, which affects the arrangement of the interfaces of different phases residing in the pores. We present a method for estimating the effective contact angle, which quantifies the wettability and controls the local capillary pressure within the complex pore space of natural rock samples, based on the physical constraint of constant curvature of the interface between two fluids. This algorithm is able to extract a large number of measurements from a single rock core, resulting in a characteristic distribution of effective in situ contact angle for the system, that is modelled as a truncated Gaussian probability density distribution...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213129/cyclic-compressive-stress-induced-scinderin-regulates-progress-of-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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Cheng-Long Wang, Hui Wang, Fei Xiao, Chuan-Dong Wang, Guo-Li Hu, Jun-Feng Zhu, Chao Shen, Bin Zuo, Yi-Min Cui, De Li, Yuan-Gao, Xiao-Ling Zhang, Xiao-Dong Chen
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common musculoskeletal disorder characterized by a mismatch between acetabulum and femoral head. Mechanical force plays an important role during the occurrence and development of abnormities in acetabulum and femoral head. In this study, we established a mechanical force model named cyclic compressive stress (Ccs). To analyze the effect of Ccs on DDH, we detected special genes in chondrocytes and osteoblasts. Results showed that Ccs downregulated chondrogenesis of ADTC5 in a concentration-dependent manner...
February 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212456/influence-of-posterior-mandibular-dimensions-on-alveolar-bone-microarchitecture
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Alberto Monje, Yiqun Wu, Wei Huang, Wenjie Zhou, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Jesus Montanero-Fernandez, Rachel A Sheridan, Hom-Lay Wang, Feng Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of posterior mandibular dimensions (height and width at various levels) on alveolar bone microarchitecture using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Partially edentulous subjects with one missing molar were included in the study. A bone core biopsy was performed at the site of planned implant surgery. For each patient, alveolar morphologic and architectural characteristics were analyzed using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and micro-CT imaging...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208071/anthocyanin-suppresses-cocrmo-particle-induced-osteolysis-by-inhibiting-ikk%C3%AE-%C3%AE-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-a-mouse-calvarial-model
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Yamin Li, Juehong Li, Bin Li, Hui Qin, Xiaochun Peng, Yaochao Zhao, Yunsu Chen
Wear particle-induced osteolysis and bone resorption have been identified as critical factors of implant failure and total joint revision, in which nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling and chronic inflammation have been shown to play key roles. Although anthocyanin is known to have anti-inflammatory function via blocking NF-κB pathway, it is still unclear whether anthocyanin has a protective effect on particle-induced osteolysis. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the detailed effects and the underlying mechanism of anthocyanin on CoCrMo particle-induced osteolysis in a mouse calvavial model...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207598/newly-formed-bone-induced-by-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-a-histological-observation
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Azumi Hirata, Takaaki Ueno, Peter K Moy
PURPOSE: To observe, histologically, bone induced by recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in onlay grafted and sinus lifted alveolaris. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen patients were treated with rhBMP-2 at concentration 1.5 mg/mL with an absorbable collagen sponge (ACS). The treated bone was harvested with small trephine bur at 5 or 7 months after surgery for the micro Computer Scanning (CT) and light microscopic observation. RESULTS: Micro CT showed clearly 3-dimensional trabecular bone structure...
February 14, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206811/types-of-tooth-movement-bodily-or-tipping-do-not-affect-the-displacement-of-the-tooth-s-center-of-resistance-but-do-affect-the-alveolar-bone-resorption
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Takanobu Kondo, Hitoshi Hotokezaka, Ryo Hamanaka, Megumi Hashimoto, Takako Nakano-Tajima, Kotaro Arita, Takeshi Kurohama, Airi Ino, Jun-Ya Tominaga, Noriaki Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how types of tooth movement, bodily or tipping, influence the displacement of the center of resistance in teeth and alveolar bone resorption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten-week-old female Wistar rats were divided into eight groups of different factors, as follows: type of movement (bodily and tipping) and force magnitude (10, 25, 50, and 100 cN). The maxillary left first molars were moved mesially with nickel-titanium coil springs for 28 days...
February 16, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199398/a-segmentation-based-volumetric-approach-to-localize-and-quantify-cerebral-vasospasm-based-on-tomographic-imaging-data
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Axel Neulen, Tobias Pantel, Michael Kosterhon, Stefanie Kirschner, Marc A Brockmann, Sven R Kantelhardt, Alf Giese, Serge C Thal
INTRODUCTION: Quantification of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is crucial in animal studies as well as clinical routine. We have developed a method for computer-based volumetric assessment of intracranial blood vessels from cross-sectional imaging data. Here we demonstrate the quantification of vasospasm from micro computed tomography (micro-CT) data in a rodent SAH model and the transferability of the volumetric approach to clinical data. METHODS: We obtained rodent data by performing an ex vivo micro-CT of murine brains after sham surgery or SAH by endovascular filament perforation on day 3 post hemorrhage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199294/flow-induced-microvascular-network-formation-of-therapeutic-relevant-arteriovenous-av-loop-based-constructs-in-response-to-ionizing-radiation
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Volker J Schmidt, Jennifer M Covi, Christoph Koepple, Johannes G Hilgert, Elias Polykandriotis, Amir K Bigdeli, Luitpold V Distel, Raymund E Horch, Ulrich Kneser
BACKGROUND The arteriovenous (AV) loop model enables axial vascularization to gain a functional microcirculatory system in tissue engineering constructs in vivo. These constructs might replace surgical flaps for the treatment of complex wounds in the future. Today, free flaps are often exposed to high-dose radiation after defect coverage, according to guideline-oriented treatment plans. Vascular response of AV loop-based constructs has not been evaluated after radiation, although it is of particular importance...
February 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198975/short-term-sodium-alendronate-administration-improves-the-peri-implant-bone-quality-in-osteoporotic-animals
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Danila de Oliveira, Jaqueline Suemi Hassumi, Pedro Henrique da Silva Gomes-Ferreira, Tárik Ocon Braga Polo, Gabriel Ramalho Ferreira, Leonardo Perez Faverani, Roberta Okamoto
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the bone repair process at the bone/implant interface of osteoporotic rats treated with sodium alendronate through the analysis of microtomography, real time polymerase chain reactions and immunohistochemistry (RUNX2 protein, bone sialoprotein (BSP), alkaline phosphatase, osteopontin and osteocalcin). Material and Methods: A total of 42 rats were used and divided in to the following experimental groups: CTL: control group (rats submitted to fictitious surgery and fed with a balanced diet), OST: osteoporosis group (rats submitted to a bilateral ovariectomy and fed with a low calcium diet) and ALE: alendronate group (rats submitted to a bilateral ovariectomy, fed with a low calcium diet and treated with sodium alendronate)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196289/what-happens-to-unprepared-root-canal-walls-a-correlative-analysis-using-micro-computed-tomography-and-histology-scanning-electron-microscopy
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J F Siqueira, A R Pérez, M F Marceliano-Alves, J C Provenzano, S G Monteros, F R Pires, G C S Vieira, I N Rôças, F R F Alves
AIM: To microscopically examine the cleaning conditions of root canal walls that remained unprepared as revealed by micro-CT. METHODOLOGY: The root canals of 10 freshly extracted mandibular premolars with necrotic pulps and apical periodontitis along with the mesiobuccal canals of 11 mandibular molars with vital pulps were prepared using Reciproc instruments R40 and R25, respectively, and 2.5% sodium hypochlorite irrigation. Specimens were scanned in micro-CT before and after preparation and the unprepared areas were identified...
February 14, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196285/morphological-evaluation-of-maxillary-second-molars-with-fused-roots-a-micro-ct-study
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R Ordinola-Zapata, J N R Martins, C M Bramante, M H Villas-Boas, M H Duarte, M A Versiani
AIM: To evaluate the internal and external morphologies of fused-rooted maxillary second molars by means of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis. METHODOLOGY: One-hundred fused-rooted maxillary second molars from a Brazilian subpopulation were divided into six groups according to the root morphology. The samples were scanned at a resolution of 19.6 μm, and evaluated with regards to the external morphology of the roots, the root canal configuration, the percentage frequency of C-shaped canals and isthmuses, as well as, the morphology of the root canal system at 1, 2 and 3 mm from the anatomic apex of the fused roots...
February 14, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194360/retreatability-of-two-endodontic-sealers-endosequence-bc-sealer-and-ah-plus-a-micro-computed-tomographic-comparison
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Enrique Oltra, Timothy C Cox, Matthew R LaCourse, James D Johnson, Avina Paranjpe
OBJECTIVES: Recently, bioceramic sealers like EndoSequence BC Sealer (BC Sealer) have been introduced and are being used in endodontic practice. However, this sealer has limited research related to its retreatability. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate the retreatability of two sealers, BC Sealer as compared with AH Plus using micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six extracted human maxillary incisors were instrumented and randomly divided into 4 groups of 14 teeth: 1A, gutta-percha, AH Plus retreated with chloroform; 1B, gutta-percha, AH Plus retreated without chloroform; 2A, gutta-percha, EndoSequence BC Sealer retreated with chloroform; 2B, gutta-percha, EndoSequence BC Sealer retreated without chloroform...
February 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194313/off-the-scale-a-new-species-of-fish-scale-gecko-squamata-gekkonidae-geckolepis-with-exceptionally-large-scales
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Mark D Scherz, Juan D Daza, Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
The gecko genus Geckolepis, endemic to Madagascar and the Comoro archipelago, is taxonomically challenging. One reason is its members ability to autotomize a large portion of their scales when grasped or touched, most likely to escape predation. Based on an integrative taxonomic approach including external morphology, morphometrics, genetics, pholidosis, and osteology, we here describe the first new species from this genus in 75 years: Geckolepis megalepissp. nov. from the limestone karst of Ankarana in northern Madagascar...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187731/strontium-ranelate-causes-osteophytes-overgrowth-in-a-model-of-early-phase-osteoarthritis
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Jian-Guo Chu, Mu-Wei Dai, Yu Wang, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ya-Ping Xiao, Li-Tao Shao, Ying-Ze Zhang, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) involves cartilage changes as well as modifications of subchondral bone and synovial tissues. Strontium ranelate (SR), an anti-osteoporosis compound, which is currently in phase III clinical trial for treatment of OA. Evidences suggest that SR preferably deposited in osteophyte, other than in subchondral bone in early phase of OA. This phenomenon raises concern about its utility for OA treatment as a disease-modifying drug. To evaluate the effect of SR on cartilage, subchondral bone mass and subchondral trabecular bone structure in medial meniscectomized (MNX) guinea pigs...
February 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187077/comparison-of-synchrotron-radiation-based-propagation-phase-contrast-imaging-and-conventional-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessing-intervertebral-discs-and-endplates-in-a-murine-model
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Jianzhong Hu, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Xiaokai Wang, Shenghui Liao, Hongbin Lu
STUDY DESIGN: The synchrotron radiation based micro-CT (SRμCT) and micro-CT (μCT) were applied to comparatively assess the intervertebral disc (IVD) and endplate (EP). OBJECTIVE: To explore a new approach to evaluate the detailed structure of the IVD and EP during maturation and aging in a murine model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To date, methods to observe the morphological changes in the IVD and EP from rodent have been relatively limited...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186684/effect-of-different-sustained-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-release-kinetics-on-bone-formation-in-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds
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Maurits G L Olthof, Diederik H R Kempen, James L Herrick, Michael J Yaszemski, Wouter J A Dhert, Lichun Lu
To investigate the effect of sustained bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) release kinetics on bone formation in poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) scaffolds, different poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres were used as delivery vehicles. All PPF scaffolds had the same 75% porous structure, while the degradation rate of the embedded PLGA microspheres was changed to tailor BMP-2 release by varying the lactic-to-glycolic acid (L:G) ratio in the copolymer. Four PLGA microsphere formulations with 50/50, 65/35, 75/25, and 85/15 L:G ratios and varying in vivo degradation rates were fabricated...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182298/looking-into-the-puparium-micro-ct-visualization-of-the-internal-morphological-changes-during-metamorphosis-of-the-blow-fly-calliphora-vicina-with-the-first-quantitative-analysis-of-organ-development-in-cyclorrhaphous-dipterans
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Daniel Martín-Vega, Thomas J Simonsen, Martin J R Hall
Metamorphosis of cyclorrhaphous flies takes place inside a barrel-like puparium, formed by the shrinking, hardening and darkening of the third-instar larval cuticle. The opacity of this structure hampers the visualization of the morphological changes occurring inside and therefore a full understanding of the metamorphosis process. Here, we use micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to describe the internal morphological changes that occur during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at a greater temporal resolution than anything hitherto published...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182095/early-detection-of-tibial-cartilage-degradation-and-cancellous-bone-loss-in-an-ovariectomized-rat-model
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Yinong Wang, Zhiwei Liu, Qing Wang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen
This study aimed to investigate degradation of the articular cartilage and loss of the cancellous bone in an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model simulating early human menopausal stage. Fourteen health female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups (n = 7 per group): an OVX group that underwent bilateral ovariectomy to create an OVX model with low estrogen levels and a sham group in which only the periovarian fatty tissue was exteriorized. All the animals were sacrificed at 3 weeks after ovariectomy...
2017: BioMed Research International
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