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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213819/conditional-knockout-of-activin-like-kinase-1-alk-1-leads-to-heart-failure-without-maladaptive-remodeling
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Kevin J Morine, Xiaoying Qiao, Vikram Paruchuri, Mark J Aronovitz, Emily E Mackey, Lyanne Buiten, Jonathan Levine, Keshan Ughreja, Prerna Nepali, Robert M Blanton, Richard H Karas, S Paul Oh, Navin K Kapur
Activin like kinase-1 (AlK-1) mediates signaling via the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) family of ligands. AlK-1 activity promotes endothelial proliferation and migration. Reduced AlK-1 activity is associated with arteriovenous malformations. No studies have examined the effect of global AlK-1 deletion on indices of cardiac remodeling. We hypothesized that reduced levels of AlK-1 promote maladaptive cardiac remodeling. To test this hypothesis, we employed AlK-1 conditional knockout mice (cKO) harboring the ROSA26-CreER knock-in allele, whereby a single dose of intraperitoneal tamoxifen triggered ubiquitous Cre recombinase-mediated excision of floxed AlK-1 alleles...
February 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213468/microencapsulation-of-lefty-secreting-engineered-cells-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-therapy-in-mice
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Hongge Ma, Shupei Qiao, Zeli Wang, Shuai Geng, Yufang Zhao, Xiaolu Hou, Weiming Tian, Xiongbiao Chen, Lifen Yao
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease that causes unremitting deposition of extracellular matrix proteins, thus resulting in distortion of the pulmonary architecture and impaired gas exchange. Associated with high morbidity and mortality, IPF is generally refractory to current pharmacological therapies. Lefty A, a potent inhibitor of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling, has been shown to have promising antifibrotic ability in vitro for the treatment of renal fibrosis and other potential organ fibroses...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211947/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-and-collagen-i-alpha-2-synthesis-via-induction-of-mrna-binding-protein-larp6-expression
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Yue Guo, Chen-Yi Tang, Xiao-Fei Man, Hao-Neng Tang, Jun Tang, Ci-La Zhou, Shu-Wen Tan, Min Wang, Yun-Zhi Feng, Hou-De Zhou
This study explored the mechanism underlying the stimulation of collagen synthesis and osteoblastic differentiation by insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) in primary mouse osteoblasts. Primary mouse calvarial osteoblasts were cultured and treated with various doses of IGF1 before transfection with siRNA targeting the collagen type I alpha 2 (Col1a2) or La ribonucleoprotein domain family member 6 (Larp6) genes. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, osteocalcin staining, alizarin red quantification and the expression level of runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) were performed to assess the differentiation of pre-osteoblasts...
February 17, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210971/scaffold-free-approach-produces-neocartilage-tissue-of-similar-quality-as-the-use-of-hystem%C3%A2-and-hydromatrix%C3%A2-scaffolds
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Janne H Ylärinne, Chengjuan Qu, Mikko J Lammi
Numerous biomaterials are being considered for cartilage tissue engineering, while scaffold-free systems have also been introduced. Thus, it is important to know do the scaffolds improve the formation of manufactured neocartilages. This study compares scaffold-free cultures to two scaffold-containing ones. Six million bovine primary chondrocytes were embedded in HyStem™ or HydroMatrix™ scaffolds, or suspended in scaffold-free chondrocyte culture medium, and then loaded into agarose gel supported culture well pockets...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210626/osteogenic-differentiation-capacity-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-skeletal-muscle-for-expedited-bone-tissue-engineering
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Chunlei Miao, Lulu Zhou, Lufeng Tian, Yingjie Zhang, Wei Zhang, Fanghong Yang, Tianyi Liu, Shengjian Tang, Fangjun Liu
Expedited bone tissue engineering employs the biological stimuli to harness the intrinsic regenerative potential of skeletal muscle to trigger the reparative process in situ to improve or replace biological functions. When genetically modified with adenovirus mediated BMP2 gene transfer, muscle biopsies from animals have demonstrated success in regenerating bone within rat bony defects. However, it is uncertain whether the human adult skeletal muscle displays an osteogenic potential in vitro when a suitable biological trigger is applied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210226/combination-of-collagen-based-scaffold-and-bioactive-factors-induces-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenic-differentiation-in-vitro
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Giovanna Calabrese, Stefano Forte, Rosario Gulino, Francesco Cefalì, Elisa Figallo, Lucia Salvatorelli, Eugenia T Maniscalchi, Giuseppe Angelico, Rosalba Parenti, Massimo Gulisano, Lorenzo Memeo, Raffaella Giuffrida
Recently, multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention in the field of regenerative medicine due to their ability to give rise to different cell types, including chondrocytes. Damaged articular cartilage repair is one of the most challenging issues for regenerative medicine, due to the intrinsic limited capability of cartilage to heal because of its avascular nature. While surgical approaches like chondral autografts and allografts provide symptoms and function improvement only for a short period, MSC based stimulation therapies, like microfracture surgery or autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis demonstrate to be more effective...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206698/fkbp10-deletion-in-osteoblasts-leads-to-qualitative-defects-in-bone
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Caressa D Lietman, Joohyun Lim, Ingo Grafe, Yuqing Chen, Hao Ding, Xiaohong Bi, Catherine G Ambrose, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Ingo Schmidt, Peter Fratzl, Jyoti Rai, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Douglas R Keene, Deborah Krakow, Brendan H Lee
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, displays a spectrum of clinical severity from mild (OI type I) to severe early lethality (OI type II), with clinical features including low bone mass, fractures and deformities. Mutations in the FK506 Binding Protein 10 (FKBP10), gene encoding the 65KDa protein FKBP65, cause a recessive form of OI and Bruck syndrome, the latter being characterized by joint contractures in addition to low bone mass. We previously showed that Fkbp10 expression is limited to bone, tendon and ligaments in postnatal tissues...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199387/dermatan-sulfate-is-a-player-in-the-transglutaminase-2-interaction-network
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Grzegorz Wisowski, Ewa M Koźma, Tomasz Bielecki, Adam Pudełko, Krystyna Olczyk
Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a multifunctional protein that is primarily engaged in cell adhesion/signaling or shows Ca2+-dependent transglutaminase activity in the extracellular space of tissues. This latter action leads to the cross-linking of the extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. The enhanced extracellular expression of TG2 is associated with processes such as wound healing, fibrosis or vascular remodeling that are also characterized by a high deposition of dermatan sulfate (DS) proteoglycans in the ECM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198136/morphological-and-growth-responses-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-and-endothelial-cells-cultured-on-immobilized-heparin-and-dextran-sulfate-surfaces
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Irina S Robu, Henry L Walters, Howard W T Matthew
Heparin has shown promise as a component of various biomaterial formulations, but its variable properties and inhibitory effects on some cell types have raised interest in use of dextran sulfate as an alternative. In this study, we characterized the interactions of vascular smooth muscle (SMC) and endothelial cells (EC) with heparin and dextran sulfate immobilized onto chitosan-based films. Films were modified by blending chitosan with type I collagen and covalently attaching heparin or dextran sulfate at various levels...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196895/intrinsically-disordered-proteins-drive-enamel-formation-via-an-evolutionarily-conserved-self-assembly-motif
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Tomas Wald, Frantisek Spoutil, Adriana Osickova, Michaela Prochazkova, Oldrich Benada, Petr Kasparek, Ladislav Bumba, Ophir D Klein, Radislav Sedlacek, Peter Sebo, Jan Prochazka, Radim Osicka
The formation of mineralized tissues is governed by extracellular matrix proteins that assemble into a 3D organic matrix directing the deposition of hydroxyapatite. Although the formation of bones and dentin depends on the self-assembly of type I collagen via the Gly-X-Y motif, the molecular mechanism by which enamel matrix proteins (EMPs) assemble into the organic matrix remains poorly understood. Here we identified a Y/F-x-x-Y/L/F-x-Y/F motif, evolutionarily conserved from the first tetrapods to man, that is crucial for higher order structure self-assembly of the key intrinsically disordered EMPs, ameloblastin and amelogenin...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196225/blood-vessel-basement-membrane-alterations-in-human-retinal-microaneurysms-during-aging
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Mariana López-Luppo, Victor Nacher, David Ramos, Joana Catita, Marc Navarro, Ana Carretero, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Luísa Mendes-Jorge, Jesús Ruberte
Purpose: Microaneurysms, considered a hallmark of retinal vascular disease, are present in aged retinas. Here, the basement membrane of human retinal microaneurysms has been analyzed during aging. Methods: Retinas were obtained from 17 nondiabetic donors. Whole mount retinas and paraffin sections were marked immunohistochemically with antibodies against the main components of the blood basement membrane. Trypsin digestion and transmission electron microscopy also were performed...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195168/taz-contributes-to-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-activating-profibrotic-functions-of-lung-fibroblasts
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Satoshi Noguchi, Akira Saito, Yu Mikami, Hirokazu Urushiyama, Masafumi Horie, Hirotaka Matsuzaki, Hideyuki Takeshima, Kosuke Makita, Naoya Miyashita, Akihisa Mitani, Taisuke Jo, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Takahide Nagase
Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) regulates a variety of biological processes. Nuclear translocation and activation of TAZ are regulated by multiple mechanisms, including actin cytoskeleton and mechanical forces. TAZ is involved in lung alveolarization during lung development and Taz-heterozygous mice are resistant to bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. In this study, we explored the roles of TAZ in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) through histological analyses of human lung tissues and cell culture experiments...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192879/knockdown-of-irf3-inhibits-extracellular-matrix-expression-in-keloid-fibroblasts
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Yi Zhang, Li Zhang, Xiao-Hua Lin, Zhi-Ming Li, Qi-Yu Zhang
Keloid is a pathologic fibro-proliferative disorder and is characterized by hyper-proliferation of fibroblasts and excess extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) is a member of the interferon-regulatory factor (IRF) family and has been shown to play a critical modulator in the progression of fibrosis. However, the function of IRF3 in dermal fibrosis remains unclear. Thus, in this study, we investigated the effects of IRF3 on keloid-derived fibroblasts (KFs) proliferation and ECM expression, and explored the underlying mechanism...
February 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188756/therapeutic-effect-and-mechanism-of-electrical-stimulation-in-female-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Jie Min, Bingshu Li, Cheng Liu, Shasha Hong, Jianming Tang, Ming Hu, Yaodan Liu, Suting Li, Li Hong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effect and underlying molecular mechanism of electrical stimulation (ES) in a murine SUI model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty female C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups: CON group, no intervention; VD group, vaginal distension (VD) with an 8-mm dilator for 1 h; VD+ES 20 group, 20 Hz ES for 0.5 h for 7 days after VD; VD+ES 50 group, 50 Hz ES for 7 days after VD. For functional studies, assessments of urodynamics and sneezing test were performed; then, anterior vaginal wall specimens were collected...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183670/influence-of-different-grained-powders-and-pellets-made-of-niobium-and-ti-42nb-on-human-cell-viability
#15
Jana Markhoff, Markus Weinmann, Christian Schulze, Rainer Bader
Nowadays, biomaterials can be used to maintain or replace several functions of the human body if necessary. Titanium and its alloys, i.e. Ti6Al4V are the most common materials (70 to 80%) used for structural orthopedic implants due to their unique combination of good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. Addition of β-stabilizers, e.g. niobium, can improve the mechanical properties of such titanium alloys further, simultaneously offering excellent biocompatibility. In this in vitro study, human osteoblasts and fibroblasts were cultured on different niobium specimens (Nb Amperit, Nb Ampertec), Nb sheets and Ti-42Nb (sintered and 3D-printed by selective laser melting, SLM) and compared with forged Ti6Al4V specimens...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183637/surface-modification-of-tio2-nanotubes-with-osteogenic-growth-peptide-to-enhance-osteoblast-differentiation
#16
Min Lai, Ziyang Jin, Zhiguo Su
To investigate the influence of surface-biofunctionalized substrates on osteoblast behavior, a layer of aligned TiO2 nanotubes with a diameter of around 70nm was fabricated on titanium surface by anodization, and then osteogenic growth peptide (OGP) was conjugated onto TiO2 nanotubes through the intermediate layer of polydopamine. The morphology, composition and wettability of different surfaces were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurements, respectively...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183611/synergistic-effects-of-proanthocyanidin-tri-calcium-phosphate-and-fluoride-on-artificial-root-caries-and-dentine-collagen
#17
Don Jeevanie Epasinghe, Stephen Kwan, Dora Chu, May Mei Lei, Michael Frances Burrow, Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu
BACKGROUND: Proanthocyanidin has been shown to enhance dentine collagen stability and remineralization of artificial root caries. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of proanthocyanidin (PA) in combination with tri-calcium phosphate (TCP) and fluoride (F) on resistance to collagen degradation and remineralization of artificial caries lesions. METHODS: Demineralized root fragments (n=75) were randomly divided into five groups based on treatments: (i) 6...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183226/a-new-col3a1-mutation-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-vascular-type-with-different-phenotypes-in-the-same-family
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Francesca Cortini, Barbara Marinelli, Silvia Romi, Agostino Seresini, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Manuela Seia, Nicola Montano, Alessandra Bassotti
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare and severe connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the collagen type III alpha I chain ( COL3A1) gene. We describe a pathogenetic heterozygous COL3A1 mutation c.3140 G>A, p. Gly1047Asp, identified using next-generation sequencing, in a 40-year-old Italian female. The genetic test performed on her relatives, which present different clinical phenotypes, confirmed that they carry the same mutation in heterozygous state. This finding confirms that mutations causing vEDS have an incomplete penetrance...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183202/mesothelial-cell-autoantibodies-upregulate-transcription-factors-associated-with-fibrosis
#19
John Gilmer, Tanner Harding, Linda Woods, Brad Black, Raja Flores, Jean Pfau
Amphibole asbestos exposure is associated with the production of mesothelial cell autoantibodies (MCAA). These MCAA have been linked with pleural fibrotic disease in the asbestos exposed community of Libby, Montana, and induce collagen deposition by cultured mesothelial cells. However, the exact intracellular mechanism by which these autoantibodies cause an increase in collagen deposition remains unknown. This study sought to gain insight into the transcription factors involved in the collagen production after human mesothelial cells are exposed to MCAA...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181209/heparin-modification-of-a-biomimetic-bone-matrix-modulates-osteogenic-and-angiogenic-cell-response-in-vitro
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M Quade, S Knaack, D Weber, U König, B Paul, P Simon, A Rösen-Wolff, R Schwartz-Albiez, M Gelinsky, A Lode
In this study, the effect of heparin-modified collagen type I/hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocomposites on key processes of bone regeneration - osteogenesis and angiogenesis - was characterised in vitro. Two approaches were applied for heparin modification: it was either integrated during material synthesis (in situ) or added to the porous scaffolds after their fabrication (post). Cultivation of human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hBMSC), in heparin-modified versus heparin-free scaffolds, revealed a positive effect of the heparin modification on their proliferation and osteogenic differentiation...
February 9, 2017: European Cells & Materials
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