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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088810/leptin-influences-healing-in-the-sprague-dawley-rat-fracture-model
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Pengcheng Liu, Ming Cai
BACKGROUND Leptin plays a crucial role in bone metabolism, and its level is related to bone callus formation in the fracture repair process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of recombinant leptin on the healing process of femoral fractures in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-eight male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with an average body weight of 389 g (range: 376-398 g) and an average age of 10 weeks were included in this animal research, and all rats were randomly divided into two major groups...
January 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088338/relation-between-resting-amygdalar-activity-and-cardiovascular-events-a-longitudinal-and-cohort-study
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Ahmed Tawakol, Amorina Ishai, Richard Ap Takx, Amparo L Figueroa, Abdelrahman Ali, Yannick Kaiser, Quynh A Truong, Chloe Je Solomon, Claudia Calcagno, Venkatesh Mani, Cheuk Y Tang, Willem Jm Mulder, James W Murrough, Udo Hoffmann, Matthias Nahrendorf, Lisa M Shin, Zahi A Fayad, Roger K Pitman
BACKGROUND: Emotional stress is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We imaged the amygdala, a brain region involved in stress, to determine whether its resting metabolic activity predicts risk of subsequent cardiovascular events. METHODS: Individuals aged 30 years or older without known cardiovascular disease or active cancer disorders, who underwent (18)F-fluorodexoyglucose PET/CT at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA) between Jan 1, 2005, and Dec 31, 2008, were studied longitudinally...
January 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088072/microstructural-mechanical-and-corrosion-characteristics-of-heat-treated-mg-1-2zn-0-5ca-wt-alloy-for-use-as-resorbable-bone-fixation-material
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Hamdy Ibrahim, Andrew D Klarner, Behrang Poorganji, David Dean, Alan A Luo, Mohammad Elahinia
Mg-Zn-Ca alloys have grabbed most of the recent attention in research attempting to develop an Mg alloy for bone fixation devices due to their superior biocompatibility. However, early resorption and insufficient strength remain the main problems that hinder their use. Heat treatment has previously been thoroughly studied as a post-shaping process, especially after the fabrication of complex parts (e.g. porous structures) by 3D-printing or powder metallurgy. In this work, the effect of heat treatment on Mg-1...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088065/methionine-enkephalin-menk-mounts-antitumor-effect-via-regulating-dendritic-cells-dcs
#4
Yiming Meng, Xinghua Gao, Wenna Chen, Nicolas P Plotnikoff, Noreen Griffin, Guirong Zhang, Fengping Shan
MENK, an endogenous opioid peptide has been reported to have many immunological and antitumor activities. So far the detailed mechanisms of antitumor through regulating DCs by MENK have not been elucidated yet. The aim of this work was to investigate the antitumor mechanisms of MENK via regulating DC. The monitoring methods, such as ELISA, MTS assay, CFSE, Real-time PCR and Western blot were included in our research. We found bone marrow derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) in 36 female C57BL/6 mice treated with MENK enhanced expression of key surface molecules, increased production of critical cytokines reduced endocytosis of FITC-dextran, upregulated TLR4 through MyD88/NF-κB signaling pathway and mounted higher antitumor activity...
January 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087412/pain-prediction-by-serum-biomarkers-of-bone-turnover-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-observational-study-of-tracp5b-and-cathepsin-k-in-oa
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Lilian N Nwosu, Maximilian Allen, Laura Wyatt, Janet L Huebner, Victoria Chapman, David A Walsh, Virginia B Kraus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate serum biomarkers, tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRAcP5b) and cathepsin K, indicative of osteoclastic bone resorption, and their relationship to pain and pain change in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Sera and clinical data were collected from 129 people (97 with 3-year follow-up) with knee OA from the Prediction of Osteoarthritis Progression (POP) cohort. Knee OA-related outcomes in POP included: WOMAC pain, NHANES I (pain, aching and stiffness), subchondral sclerosis, and radiographically determined tibiofemoral and patellofemoral OA...
January 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087075/cellular-transcriptional-response-to-zirconia-based-implant-materials
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Brigitte Altmann, Kerstin Rabel, Ralf J Kohal, Susanne Proksch, Pascal Tomakidi, Erik Adolfsson, Falk Bernsmann, Paola Palmero, Tobias Fürderer, Thorsten Steinberg
OBJECTIVE: To adequately address clinically important issues such as osseointegration and soft tissue integration, we screened for the direct biological cell response by culturing human osteoblasts and gingival fibroblasts on novel zirconia-based dental implant biomaterials and subjecting them to transcriptional analysis. METHODS: Biomaterials used for osteoblasts involved micro-roughened surfaces made of a new type of ceria-stabilized zirconia composite with two different topographies, zirconium dioxide, and yttria-stabilized zirconia (control)...
January 10, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087003/in%C3%A2-vitro-generation-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-from-fibroblasts-implications-for-precision-and-regenerative-medicine-in-nephrology
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Christina M Wyatt, Nicole Dubois
Prior efforts to generate renal epithelial cells in vitro have relied on pluripotent or bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. A recent publication in Nature Cell Biology describes the generation of induced tubular epithelial cells from fibroblasts, potentially offering a novel platform for personalized drug toxicity screening and in vitro disease modeling. This report serves as a promising proof of principle study and opens future research directions, including the optimization of the reprogramming process, efficient translation to adult human fibroblasts, and the generation of highly specific functional renal cell types...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081379/direct-gingival-fibroblast-osteoblast-transdifferentiation-via-epigenetics
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Y Cho, B Kim, H Bae, W Kim, J Baek, K Woo, G Lee, Y Seol, Y Lee, Y Ku, I Rhyu, H Ryoo
Alveolar bone resorption caused by trauma or periodontal diseases has represented a challenge for both dental clinicians and researchers. In this study, we evaluate the osteogenic potential of human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) through a direct transdifferentiation from HGFs to functional osteoblasts via epigenetic modification and osteogenic signaling with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in vitro and in vivo. HGF treatment with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) induced demethylation in the hypermethylated CpG islands of the osteogenic lineage marker genes RUNX2 and ALP, and subsequent BMP2 treatment successfully drove the fibroblasts to the osteoblasts' lineage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079902/phenx-measures-for-phenotyping-rare-genetic-conditions
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Michael Phillips, Tracey Grant, Philip Giampietro, Joann Bodurtha, Rodolfo Valdez, Deborah R Maiese, Tabitha Hendershot, Sharon F Terry, Carol M Hamilton
INTRODUCTION: The PhenX Toolkit, an online resource of well-established measures of phenotypes and exposures, now has 16 new measures recommended for assessing rare genetic conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: These measures and their protocols were selected by a working group of domain experts with input from the scientific community. RESULTS: The measures, which cover life stages from birth through adulthood, include clinical scales, characterization of rare genetic conditions, bioassays, and questionnaires...
January 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078844/a-natural-formula-containing-lactoferrin-equisetum-arvensis-soy-isoflavones-and-vitamin-d3-modulates-bone-remodeling-and-inflammatory-markers-in-young-and-aged-rats
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L Menghini, C Ferrante, L Leporini, L Recinella, A Chiavaroli, S Leone, G Pintore, M Vacca, G Orlando, L Brunetti
A pivotal role in osteoporosis development is played by radical oxygen species (ROS), the increased production of which is related to inhibited osteoblastic activity and bone formation. A new field of research could involve medicinal plants with antioxidant and protective effects in osteoporosis. Furthermore, considering the multifactorial metabolic aspects of osteoporosis, the pharmacological association of multiple medicinal plants could improve patient response. The aim of the present study is to evaluate in vitro and in vivo the protective effects of a natural formula containing lactoferrin 12%, Equisetum arvensis ES 54%, soy isoflavones 34% and vitamin D3 0...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078809/three-year-analysis-of-repeated-laboratory-tests-for-the-markers-total-cholesterol-ferritin-vitamin-d-vitamin-b12-and-folate-in-a-large-research-and-teaching-hospital-in-italy
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Monica Lanzoni, Marco Fornili, Irene Felicetta, Rita Maiavacca, Elia Biganzoli, Silvana Castaldi
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing number of diagnostic tests requests all over the world is a problem that can partially be explained by inappropriate testing. Impact on the total costs of health systems becomes relevant when tests are performed in a large amount. In this paper, retesting of total cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate is assessed. METHODS: The Quality Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Fondazione) decided to perform a first assessment of the appropriate use of the laboratory tests cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate focusing on the retesting interval for the same patient in the time period January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, in every care setting...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078248/origanum-vulgare-leaf-extract-protects-mice-bone-marrow-cells-against-ionizing-radiation
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Reza Ghasemnezhad Targhi, Vahid Changizi, Farhang Haddad, Mansour Homayoun, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
OBJECTIVE: Ionizing radiation produces free radicals which induce DNA damage and cell death. Origanum vulgare leaf extract (OVLE) is a natural compound and its capability of scavenging free radicals and its antioxidant activity have been demonstrated by many researchers. In this study, using micronucleus assay, radioprotective effect of OVLE against clastogenic and cytotoxic effect of gamma irradiation has been investigated in mice bone marrow cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OVLE was injected intraperitoneally to the BALB/c mice 1hr prior to gamma irradiation (3Gy) at the doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077014/factors-associated-with-reduced-functional-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-having-limb-sparing-surgery-for-soft-tissue-sarcomas-a-national-multicenter-study-of-128-patients
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Casper Saebye, Hanna M Fugloe, Tine Nymark, Akmal Safwat, Michael M Petersen, Thomas Baad-Hansen, Anders Krarup-Hansen, Johnny Keller
BACKGROUND: Limb-sparing surgery for sarcomas has become possible in most cases. However, the impact of the procedure on the functional outcome has only been investigated in a few studies. The aim of this study has been to identify tumor- and patient-related factors associated with reduced functional outcome and quality of life after limb-sparing surgery in soft tissue sarcoma patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In total, 128 patients (mean age = 58, female/male = 54/74) who were treated with limb-sparing surgery without bone resection for soft tissue sarcomas in Denmark during the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 were included...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076485/glp-2-a-poorly-understood-mediator-enrolled-in-various-bariatric-metabolic-surgery-related-pathophysiologic-mechanisms
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Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Bruno Geloneze, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim, Daniéla Oliveira Magro
Introduction: Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is a gastrointestinal hormone whose effects are predominantly trophic on the intestinal mucosa. Aim: Critically evaluate the current literature on the influence of bariatric/metabolic surgery on the levels of GLP-2 and its potential clinical implications. Method: s: Narrative review through online research on the databases Medline and Lilacs. There were six prospective human studies, two cross-sectional human studies, and three experimental animal studies selected...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076372/bad-to-the-bone-on-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-microbial-biofilm-ability-to-directly-destroy-colonized-bone-surfaces-without-participation-of-host-immunity-or-osteoclastogenesis
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Adam Junka, Patrycja Szymczyk, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Ewa Karuga-Kuzniewska, Danuta Smutnicka, Iwona Bil-Lula, Marzenna Bartoszewicz, Susan Mahabady, Parish Paymon Sedghizadeh
Bone infections are a significant public health burden associated with morbidity and mortality in patients. Microbial biofilm pathogens are the causative agents in chronic osteomyelitis. Research on the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis has focused on indirect bone destruction by host immune cells and cytokines secondary to microbial insult. Direct bone resorption by biofilm pathogens has not yet been seriously considered. In this study, common osteomyelitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Streptococcus mutans) were grown as biofilms in multiple in vitro and ex vivo experiments to analyze quantitative and qualitative aspects of bone destruction during infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075462/dnalk2-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasiveness-of-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-through-the-smad-dependent-pathway
#16
Ke Wang, Xiaoxiao Sun, Hong Lei Feng, Chang Fei, Yan Zhang
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant neoplasms diagnosed in females worldwide. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), which belong to the TGF-β superfamily, regulate a wide range of cellular responses including cell proliferation, differentiation, adhesion, migration and apoptosis in breast cancer. BMPs can bind to type I and II serine/threonine kinase receptors to regulate cell proliferation, invasion, migration, and apoptosis. Type I receptors are expressed in various breast cancer cell lines and primary tumor samples...
December 30, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075460/roles-of-oncogenes-and-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-osteoclastogenesis-review
#17
Akari Minami, Mako Ogino, Noriko Nakano, Mayuko Ichimura, Atsuko Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Murai, Yasuko Kitagishi, Satoru Matsuda
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that poses a tremendous burden to health care. The receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANK) and its ligand (RANKL) have been a major focus of this research field. RANKL signaling not only activates a variety of downstream signaling pathways required for osteoclast development, but crosstalk with other signaling pathways also adjusts bone homeostasis both in normal physiology and in bone disease. Consequently, novel drugs specifically targeting RANK-RANKL and their signaling pathways in osteoclasts are expected to revolutionize the treatment of various bone diseases such as osteoporosis...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075029/does-cortical-bone-thickness-in-the-last-sacral-vertebra-differ-among-tail-types-in-primates
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Abigail C Nishimura, Gabrielle A Russo
OBJECTIVES: The external morphology of the sacrum is demonstrably informative regarding tail type (i.e., tail presence/absence, length, and prehensility) in living and extinct primates. However, little research has focused on the relationship between tail type and internal sacral morphology, a potentially important source of functional information when fossil sacra are incomplete. Here, we determine if cortical bone cross-sectional thickness of the last sacral vertebral body differs among tail types in extant primates and can be used to reconstruct tail types in extinct primates...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073305/human-amniotic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-favourable-source-for-cartilage-repair
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Emma Muinos-López, Tamara Hermida-Gómez, Isaac Fuentes-Boquete, Francisco Javier de Toro-Santos, Francisco J Blanco, Silvia María Díaz-Prado
INTRODUCTION: Localized trauma-derived breakdown of the hyaline articular cartilage may progress towards osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition characterized by total loss of articular cartilage and joint function. Tissue engineering technologies encompass several promising approaches with high therapeutic potential for the treatment of these focal defects. However, most of the research in tissue engineering is focused on potential materials and structural cues, while little attention is directed to the most appropriate source of cells endowing these materials...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073243/cytokeratin-13-cytokeratin-17-and-ki-67-expression-in-human-acquired-cholesteatoma-and-their-correlation-with-its-destructive-capacity
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Mahmood A Hamed, Seiichi Nakata, Kazuya Shiogama, Kenji Suzuki, Ramadan H Sayed, Yoichi Nishimura, Noboru Iwata, Kouhei Sakurai, Badawy S Badawy, Ken-Ichi Inada, Hayato Tsuge, Yutaka Tsutsumi
Objectives: Cholesteatoma is a nonneoplastic destructive lesion of the temporal bone with debated pathogenesis and bone resorptive mechanism. Both molecular and cellular events chiefly master its activity. Continued research is necessary to clarify factors related to its aggressiveness. We aimed to investigate the expression of Ki-67, cytokeratin 13 (CK13) and cytokeratin 17 (CK17) in acquired nonrecurrent human cholesteatoma and correlate them with its bone destructive capacity. Methods: A prospective quantitative immunohistochemical study was carried out using fresh acquired cholesteatoma tissues (n=19), collected during cholesteatoma surgery...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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