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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806736/unravelling-the-interplay-of-sphingolipids-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-the-human-corneal-stroma
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Sarah E Nicholas, Tyler G Rowsey, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: To delineate the role of Sphingolipids (SPLs) in the human cornea and their cross-talks with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in order to develop novel, non-invasive therapies. METHODS: Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) were harvested from healthy donors, stimulated with Vitamin C to promote extracellular matrix assembly, treated with exogenous sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) or sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2 (SPHK I2) and isolated after 4 weeks for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806419/effects-of-short-term-dry-immersion-on-bone-remodeling-markers-insulin-and-adipokines
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Marie-Thérèse Linossier, Liubov E Amirova, Mireille Thomas, Myriam Normand, Marie-Pierre Bareille, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Arnaud Beck, Marie-Claude Costes-Salon, Christine Bonneau, Claude Gharib, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Laurence Vico
BACKGROUND: Dry immersion (DI), a ground-based model of microgravity previously used in Russia, has been recently implemented in France. The aim of this study was to analyze early events in a short-term DI model in which all conditions are met to investigate who is first challenged from osteo- or adipo-kines and to what extent they are associated to insulin-regulating hormones. METHODS: Twelve healthy men were submitted to a 3-day DI. Fasting blood was collected during pre-immersion phase for the determination of the baseline data collection (BDC), daily during DI (DI24h, DI48H and DI72h), then after recovery (R+3h and R+24h)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805067/the-lncrna-nespas-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-progression-and-serves-as-a-potential-new-prognostic-biomarker
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Sujung Park, Myeungsoo Lee, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
INTRODUCTION: In this article, we explored the hypothesis that the long noncoding RNA, Nespas, promotes osteoarthritis (OA) by supporting abnormal lipid metabolism in human chondrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human articular chondrocytes from osteoarthritis patients were used and expression level of Nespas were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Introduction of Nespas and Nespas-associated genes/miRNAs were performed by using a lentiviral system...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804550/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-suppressed-endothelial-cell-proliferation-and-migration-through-regulating-mir-21
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Ziheng Wu, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Xin Fang, Tao Shang, Hongkun Zhang, Xiangtao Zheng
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) act critical roles in many biological processes, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, development, invasion and migration. LncRNA maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) is found to be downregulated in several tumors; however, its role in the atherosclerosis is still unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that MEG3 expression level was downregulated in the coronary artery disease (CAD) tissues compared to in the control tissues. We also showed that TNF-α enhanced EC cell proliferation...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802583/cytoskeleton-and-nuclear-lamina-affection-in-recessive-osteogenesis-imperfecta-a-functional-proteomics-perspective
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Assunta Gagliardi, Roberta Besio, Chiara Carnemolla, Claudia Landi, Alessandro Armini, Mona Aglan, Ghada Otaify, Samia A Temtamy, Antonella Forlino, Luca Bini, Laura Bianchi
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a collagen-related disorder associated to dominant, recessive or X-linked transmission, mainly caused by mutations in type I collagen genes or in genes involved in type I collagen metabolism. Among the recessive forms, OI types VII, VIII, and IX are due to mutations in CRTAP, P3H1, and PPIB genes, respectively. They code for the three components of the endoplasmic reticulum complex that catalyzes 3-hydroxylation of type I collagen α1Pro986. Under-hydroxylation of this residue leads to collagen structural abnormalities and results in moderate to lethal OI phenotype, despite the exact molecular mechanisms are still not completely clear...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801096/a-comparative-study-of-the-properties-and-self-aggregation-behavior-of-collagens-from-the-scales-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Yaowen Liu, Donghui Ma, Yihao Wang, Wen Qin
Collagens were extracted from the scales and skin of Ctenopharyngodon idella (C. idella) as raw materials using an acid-enzyme hybrid method. The structural properties of the extracted collagens were compared using ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and differential scanning calorimetry. Additionally, the in vitro self-aggregation behaviors of the two types of collagens (fish skin- and scale-derived collagens) were compared using turbidimetric assays, aggregation assays, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800110/response-of-dermal-fibroblasts-to-biochemical-and-physical-cues-in-aligned-polycaprolactone-silk-fibroin-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-application-in-tendon-tissue-engineering
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Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Chang-Yi Kuo, Meng-Lun Li, Jyh-Ping Chen
Silk fibroin (SF) and fiber alignment were introduced into polycaprolactone (PCL)-based electrospun nanofibers as chemical and physical cues for tendon tissue engineering applications. The physicochemical properties of random PCL (RP) nanofibers, random PCL/SF (RPSF) nanofibers and aligned PCL/SF (APSF) nanofibers were characterized for fiber orientation and SF blending effects. An in vitro cell culture with rabbit dermal fibroblasts (RDFBs) on nanofibers indicated that SF promotes cell proliferation to a higher extent than fiber alignment...
August 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798857/the-role-of-shear-stress-and-altered-tissue-properties-on-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transformation-and-tumor-endothelial-cell-interaction
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Sara G Mina, Peter Huang, Bruce T Murray, Gretchen J Mahler
Tumor development is influenced by stromal cells in aspects including invasion, growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Activated fibroblasts are one group of stromal cells involved in cancer metastasis, and one source of activated fibroblasts is endothelial to mesenchymal transformation (EndMT). EndMT begins when the endothelial cells delaminate from the cell monolayer, lose cell-cell contacts, lose endothelial markers such as vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin), gain mesenchymal markers like alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and acquire mesenchymal cell-like properties...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796060/candidate-genes-investigation-for-severe-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis
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Shan Qi, Changhong Wang, Chunfu Li, Pu Wang, Minghui Liu
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition worldwide. However, its etiology and fundamental pathophysiology for the disease process are poorly understood. In this study, we thus used bioinformatics to identify candidate genes potentially causative of severe NAFLD. METHODS: Gene expression profile data GSE49541 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Tissues samples from 32 severe and 40 mild NAFLD patients were evaluated to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the 2 groups, followed by analyses of Gene Ontology (GO) functions and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796042/comparative-study-of-ctx-ii-zn2-and-ca2-from-the-urine-for-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-and-healthy-individuals
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Linwei Xin, Zhihai Wu, Quanli Qu, Ruiying Wang, Jichun Tang, Lei Chen
The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between the concentration of C-telopeptide fragments of type II collagen (CTX-II), Zn, and Ca in urine and knee osteoarthritis (KOA).Eighty-two patients with KOA and 20 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Anteroposterior and lateral position x-rays of knee joints were collected. The images were classified according to Kellgren-Lawrence radiographic grading criterion. The patients were divided into group grade I, group grade II, group grade III, and grade IV...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795951/gelma-collagen-blends-enable-drop-on-demand-3d-printablility-and-promote-angiogenesis
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Henrike Stratesteffen, Marius Johannes Köpf, Franziska Kreimendahl, Andreas Blaeser, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Horst Fischer
Effective vascularization is crucial for three dimensional (3D) printed hydrogel-cell constructs to efficiently supply cells with oxygen and nutrients. Till date, several hydrogel blends have been developed that allow the in vitro formation of a capillary-like network within the gels but comparatively less effort has been made to improve the suitability of the materials for a 3D bioprinting process. Therefore, we hypothesize that tailored hydrogel blends of photo-crosslinkable gelatin and type I collagen exhibit favorable 3D drop-on-demand printing characteristics in terms of rheological and mechanical properties and that further capillary-like network formation can be induced by co-culturing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) within the proposed blends...
August 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792464/histological-and-immunohistochemical-analyses-of-repair-of-the-disc-in-the-rabbit-temporomandibular-joint-using-a-collagen-template
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Kuo-Hwa Wang, Wing P Chan, Li-Hsuan Chiu, Yu-Hui Tsai, Chia-Lang Fang, Charn-Bing Yang, Kuan-Chou Chen, Hung-Li Tsai, Wen-Fu Lai
A previous study demonstrated that the reconstituted type I collagen matrix extracted from rabbit tendons enabled the TMJ disc to regenerate in the rabbit. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and mechanisms of regeneration in the TMJ disc. In 36 New Zealand rabbits that underwent a partial discectomy, discs were replaced with reconstituted collagen templates for 3 months. A histological analysis showed that moderate to severe degeneration appeared in partially discectomized joints without implantation...
August 9, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791361/gold-nanoparticles-promote-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-via-the-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Chenguang Niu, Keyong Yuan, Rui Ma, Li Gao, Wenxin Jiang, Xuchen Hu, Wenzhen Lin, Xiaoling Zhang, Zhengwei Huang
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are a promising material for use in regenerative medicine due to their biocompatibility and easy functionalization with biomolecules including growth factors, DNA and peptides. In the present study, transmission electron microscopy indicated that the AuNPs were monodisperse and spherical in shape, with an estimated average diameter of 13 nm. And the cellular effects of AuNPs on the osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) and the associated signaling pathways in cell differentiation were investigated based on histochemical analysis of alkaline phosphatase activity and mineralization, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and western blotting...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791026/decrease-of-markers-related-to-bone-erosion-in-serum-of-patients-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-after-serial-low-dose-radon-spa-therapy
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Aljona Cucu, Kateryna Shreder, Daniela Kraft, Paul Friedrich Rühle, Gerhart Klein, Gerhard Thiel, Benjamin Frey, Udo S Gaipl, Claudia Fournier
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most frequent cause of disability in Europe. Reduced mobility and quality of life of the patients are often associated with pain due to chronic inflammation. The inflammatory process, accompanied by a destruction of the cartilage and bone tissue, is discussed as a result of (A) the infiltration of immune cells into the joints, (B) an altered homeostasis of the joint cavity (synovium) with a critical role of bone remodeling cells, and (C) release of inflammatory factors including adipokines in the arthritic joint...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790175/antibody-mediated-blockade-of-jmjd6-interaction-with-collagen-i-exerts-antifibrotic-and-antimetastatic-activities
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Silvia Miotti, Alessandro Gulino, Renata Ferri, Mariella Parenza, Agnieszka Chronowska, Daniele Lecis, Sabina Sangaletti, Elda Tagliabue, Claudio Tripodo, Mario P Colombo
JMJD6 is known to localize in the nucleus exerting histone arginine demethylase and lysyl hydroxylase activities. A novel localization of JMJD6 in the extracellular matrix, resulting from its secretion as a soluble protein, was unveiled by a new anti-JMJD6 mAb called P4E11 which was developed to identify new targets in the stroma. Recombinant JMJD6 binds with collagen type I (Coll-I), and distinct JMJD6 peptides interfere with collagen fibrillogenesis, collagen-fibronectin interaction, and adhesion of human tumor cells to the collagen substrate...
August 8, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783082/incorporation-of-collagen-in-calcium-phosphate-cements-for-controlling-osseointegration
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Ming-Hsien Hu, Pei-Yuan Lee, Wen-Cheng Chen, Jin-Jia Hu
In this study, we investigated the effect of supplementing a non-dispersive dicalcium phosphate-rich calcium phosphate bone cement (DCP-rich CPC) with type I collagen on in vitro cellular activities and its performance as a bone graft material. Varying amounts of type I collagen were added during the preparation of the DCP-rich CPC. In vitro cell adhesion, morphology, viability, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were evaluated using progenitor bone cells. Bone graft performance was evaluated via a rat posterolateral lumbar fusion model and osteointegration of the implant...
August 6, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782462/concentrations-of-ctx-i-ctx-ii-dpd-and-pyd-in-the-urine-as-a-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis-a-preliminary-study
#17
Soo-Min Ok, Seung-Min Lee, Hae Ryoun Park, Sung-Hee Jeong, Ching-Chang Ko, Yong-Il Kim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify a marker for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA) diagnosis by comparing the concentrations of urinary pyridinoline (PYD), deoxypyridinoline (DPD), and C-terminal telopeptides type I collagen (CTX-I), and CTX-II of TMJ OA patients with those of a non-symptomatic group. METHODS: PYD, DPD, CTX-I, and CTX-II concentrations in the urine of 36 non-symptomatic subjects and 31 TMJ OA subjects were analyzed...
August 7, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782260/mmp-13-deletion-decreases-profibrogenic-molecules-and-attenuates-n-nitrosodimethylamine-induced-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-in-mice
#18
Joseph George, Mikihiro Tsutsumi, Mutsumi Tsuchishima
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is involved in inflammation, pathogenesis and progression of liver fibrosis. Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) cleaves CTGF and releases several fragments, which are more potent than the parent molecule to induce fibrosis. The current study was aimed to elucidate the significance of MMP-13 and CTGF and their downstream effects in liver injury and fibrosis. Hepatic fibrosis was induced using intraperitoneal injections of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in doses of 10 μg/g body weight on three consecutive days of each week over a period of 4 weeks in both wild-type (WT) and MMP-13 knockout mice...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781950/role-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-in-dedifferentiation-of-human-mature-adipocytes
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Julie Anne Côté, Julie Lessard, Mélissa Pelletier, Simon Marceau, Odette Lescelleur, Julie Fradette, André Tchernof
Dedifferentiation of adipocytes contributes to the generation of a proliferative cell population that could be useful in cellular therapy or tissue engineering. Adipocytes can dedifferentiate into precursor cells to acquire a fibroblast-like phenotype using ceiling culture, in which the buoyancy of fat cells is exploited to allow them to adhere to the inner surface of a container. Ceiling culture is usually performed in flasks, which limits the ability to test various culture conditions. Using a new six-well plate ceiling culture approach, we examined the relevance of TGF-β signaling during dedifferentiation...
August 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777892/therapeutical-modulation-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-experimental-arthritis
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Ramzi Nehmar, Ghada Alsaleh, Benjamin Voisin, Vincent Flacher, Alexandre Mariotte, Victoria Saferding, Antonia Puchner, Birgit Niederreiter, Thierry Vandamme, Gernot Schabbauer, Philippe Kastner, Susan Chan, Peggy Kirstetter, Martin Holcmann, Christopher Mueller, Jean Sibilia, Seiamak Bahram, Stephan Blüml, Philippe Georgel
OBJECTIVES: The role of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) and type I Interferons in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains controversial. To explore their contribution to RA pathogenesis, we induced experimental arthritis in various animal models of pDC depletion. We also monitored the effect of localized pDC recruitment and activation on joint inflammation and bone damage. METHODS: Experimental arthritis in mice was obtained by K/BxN serum transfer, heterologous collagen immunization (CIA) or in hTNF-transgenics...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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