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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431932/zbed3-as1-induces-chondrogenesis-of-human-synovial-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#1
Farong Ou, Kai Su, Jiadong Sun, Wenting Liao, Yu Yao, Youhua Zheng, Zhiguang Zhang
Human synovial fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SFMSCs) have great potential for cartilage induction and are promising for cell-based strategies for articular cartilage repair. Many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate chondrogenesis of MSCs. We hypothesized that the divergent lncRNA ZBED3-AS1, which binds locally to chromatin, could promote the expression of zbed3, a novel Axin-interacting protein that activates Wnt/β-catenin signaling, involved in chondrogenesis. However, the function of ZBED3-AS1 in SFMSCs is unclear...
April 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421001/defining-the-balance-between-regeneration-and-pathological-ossification-in-skeletal-muscle-following-traumatic-injury
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REVIEW
Owen G Davies, Yang Liu, Darren J Player, Neil R W Martin, Liam M Grover, Mark P Lewis
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is characterized by the formation of bone at atypical sites. This type of ectopic bone formation is most prominent in skeletal muscle, most frequently resulting as a consequence of physical trauma and associated with aberrant tissue regeneration. The condition is debilitating, reducing a patient's range of motion and potentially causing severe pathologies resulting from nerve and vascular compression. Despite efforts to understand the pathological processes governing HO, there remains a lack of consensus regarding the micro-environmental conditions conducive to its formation, and attempting to define the balance between muscle regeneration and pathological ossification remains complex...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420447/ck2-1-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-mimetic-peptide-repairs-cartilage-in-mice-with-destabilized-medial-meniscus
#3
Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B Kirn Safran, Anja Nohe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We recently designed a novel bone morphogenetic protein receptor type I (BMPRI) mimetic peptide, CK2.1, that activates BMPRIa signaling in the absence of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Our previous research demonstrated that CK2.1 induced chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo; however, it is unknown if CK2...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
#4
Beth Bragdon, Stephanie Lam, Sherif Aly, Alexandra Femia, Abigail Clark, Amira Hussein, Elise F Morgan, Louis C Gerstenfeld
Endochondral ossification is the process where cartilage forms prior to ossification and in which new bone forms during both fracture healing and ectopic bone formation. Transitioning to ossification is a highly coordinated process between hypertrophic chondrocytes, vascular endothelial cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. A critical biological process that is central to the interactions of these various cell types is angiogenesis. Although it is well established that angiogenesis is crucial for fracture repair, less is known pertaining to the role of angiogenesis in ectopic bone formation...
April 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410670/characterisation-and-intracellular-labelling-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-synovial-fluid-of-horses-and-sheep
#5
J Burk, S M Glauche, W Brehm, A Crovace, E Francioso, A Hillmann, S Schubert, L Lacitignola
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) derived from synovial fluid (SF) are considered to be a promising cell type for therapeutic applications in joint disease. However, despite their potential relevance for clinical and experimental studies, there is insufficient knowledge about SF-derived MSCs isolated from horses and sheep. In this study, cells were recovered from healthy SF and bone marrow (BM) of sheep, and from healthy and osteoarthritic SF of horses. Ovine SF-MSCs were used to assess the efficiency of intracellular labelling with quantum dots (QDs)...
April 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410428/tuft1-a-novel-candidate-gene-for-metatarsophalangeal-osteoarthritis-plays-a-role-in-chondrogenesis-on-a-calcium-related-pathway
#6
Eeva Sliz, Mari Taipale, Maiju Welling, Sini Skarp, Viivi Alaraudanjoki, Jaakko Ignatius, Lloyd Ruddock, Ritva Nissi, Minna Männikkö
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disorder and genetic factors have been shown to have a significant role in its etiology. The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP I) is highly susceptible to development of OA due to repetitive mechanical stress during walking. We used whole exome sequencing to study genetic defect(s) predisposing to familial early-onset bilateral MTP I OA inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. A nonsynonymous single nucleotide variant rs41310883 (c.524C>T, p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405836/chondrogenesis-and-hypertrophy-in-response-to-aggregate-behaviors-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-a-dendrimer-immobilized-surface
#7
Sopita Wongin, Yuuki Ogawa, Mee-Hae Kim, Kwanchanok Viravaidya-Pasuwat, Masahiro Kino-Oka
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the behaviors of aggregates of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) on chondrogenesis and chondrocyte hypertrophy using spatiotemporal expression patterns of chondrogenic (type II collagen) and hypertrophic (type X collagen) markers during chondrogenesis. RESULTS: hMSCs were cultured on either a polystyrene surface or polyamidoamine dendrimer surface with a fifth generation (G5) dendron structure in chondrogenic medium and growth medium...
April 12, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401793/developing-a-customized-perfusion-bioreactor-prototype-with-controlled-positional-variability-in-oxygen-partial-pressure-for-bone-and-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#8
Poh Soo Lee, Hagen Eckert, Ricarda Hess, Michael Gelinsky, Derrick Rancourt, Roman Krawetz, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Dieter Scharnweber
Skeletal development is a multi-step process that involves the complex interplay of multiple cell types at different stages of development. Besides biochemical and physical cues, oxygen tension also plays a pivotal role in influencing cell fate during skeletal development. At physiological conditions, bone cells generally reside in relatively oxygenated environment whereas the chondrocytes reside in hypoxic environment. However, it is technically challenging to achieve such defined, yet diverse oxygen distribution on traditional in vitro cultivation platforms...
April 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401685/characterization-of-new-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-2-regulatory-alleles
#9
Tapan A Shah, Youhua Zhu, Nadia N Shaikh, Marie A Harris, Stephen E Harris, Melissa B Rogers
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2, HGNC:1069, GeneID: 650) is a classical morphogen; a molecule that acts at a distance and whose concentration influences cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Key events requiring precise Bmp2 regulation include heart specification and morphogenesis and neural development. In mesenchymal cells, the concentration of BMP2 influences myogenesis, adipogenesis, chondrogenesis, and osteogenesis. Because the amount, timing, and location of BMP2 synthesis influence pattern formation and organogenesis, the mechanisms that regulate Bmp2 are crucial...
April 12, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397071/taurine-promotes-the-cartilaginous-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#10
Xiuhua Yao, Huiling Huang, Zhou Li, Xiaohua Liu, Weijia Fan, Xinping Wang, Xuelian Sun, Jianmin Zhu, Hongrui Zhou, Huaying Wei
Taurine has been reported to influence osteogenic differentiation, but the role of taurine on cartilaginous differentiation using human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of taurine (0, 1, 5 and 10 mM) on the proliferation and chondrogenesis of hUC-MSCs by analyzing cell proliferation, accumulation of glycosaminoglycans and expression of cartilage specific mRNA. The results show though taurine did not affected the proliferation of hUC-MSCs, 5 mM of taurine is sufficient to enhanced the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans and up-regulate cartilage specific mRNA expression, namely collagen type II, aggrecan and SOX9...
April 10, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389839/p15-peptide-stimulates-chondrogenic-commitment-and-endochondral-ossification
#11
Jun Zhang, Peter Eisenhauer, Ozҫan Kaya, Alexander R Vaccaro, Carol Diallo, Andrzej Fertala, Theresa A Freeman
PURPOSE: The synthetic 15 amino acid biomimetic peptide sequence (P15) derived from a region of the alpha (α)-1 chain of collagen I, has been shown to promote α2 integrin activation and enhance intramembranous ossification. In this study, we ask if the P15 peptide also enhances bone formation through endochondral ossification, and determine if direct binding of α2 integrin with P15 mediates integrin activation. METHODS: Mesenchymal cells (C3H10T1/2) were cultured in chondrogenic media and the expression of chondrogenic markers and integrin activation was determined by Western blot and fluorescent immunohistochemistry...
April 8, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385238/self-crosslinking-and-injectable-hyaluronic-acid-rgd-functionalized-pectin-hydrogel-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#12
Feng Chen, Yunzhou Ni, Bing Liu, Tongtong Zhou, Chunyang Yu, Yue Su, Xinyuan Zhu, Xiaowei Yu, Yongfeng Zhou
In the present study, we developed a biomimetic injectable hydrogel system based on hyaluronic acid-adipic dihydrazide and the oligopeptide G4RGDS-grafted oxidized pectin, in which their hydrazide and aldehyde-derivatives enable covalent hydrazone crosslinking of polysaccharides. The hydrazone crosslinking strategy is simple, while circumventing toxicity, making this injectable system feasible, minimally invasive and easily translatable for regenerative purposes. By varying their weight ratios, the physicochemical properties of the mechanically stable hydrogel system were easily adjustable...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385113/hypoxia-for-msc-expansion-and-differentiation-the-best-way-for-enhancing-tgf%C3%A3-induced-chondrogenesis-and-preventing-calcifications-in-alginate-beads
#13
Christel Henrionnet, Gai Liang, Emilie Roeder, Manuel Dossot, Hui Wang, Jacques Magdalou, Pierre Gillet, Astrid Pinzano
We examined the respective influence of a sequential or a continuous hypoxia during expansion and TGF-ß1-driven chondrogenic differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The differentiation was performed within alginate beads, a classical tool for the implantation of MSCs within the joint. The standard normoxic 2D (expansion) and 3D (differentiation) MSCs cultures served as reference. In order to determine the quality of the chondrogenesis, we analyzed typical markers such as type II and X collagens, SOX9, COMP, versican, and aggrecan mRNAs using PCR and we assessed the production of type II collagen and HIF-1α by histological stainings...
April 7, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379733/the-impact-of-weight-on-arthroscopic-osteochondral-talar-reconstruction
#14
Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Camilla Maccario, Chiara Ursino, Nicola Serra, Riccardo D'Ambrosi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to assess the functional and radiologic outcomes after AT-AMIC (arthroscopic talus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis) in 2 weight groups of patients with osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs): patients with BMI <25 (Healthy Weight Group [HG]) and with BMI ≥25 (Overweight Group [OG]). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients were evaluated. HG was composed of 21 patients (BMI = 21.90 ± 1.94), whereas OG consisted of 16 patients (BMI = 27...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376257/the-stiffness-of-a-crosslinked-hyaluronan-hydrogel-affects-its-chondro-induction-activity-on-hadscs
#15
Benjamin Teong, Shun-Cheng Wu, Chien-Mei Chang, Jhen-Wei Chen, Hui-Ting Chen, Chung-Hwan Chen, Je-Ken Chang, Mei-Ling Ho
Matrix stiffness plays an important role in stem cell differentiation. This study reports the synthesis of methacrylated hyaluronan (MeHA) with different degrees of methacrylation, ranging from 15 to 140% per disaccharide unit, which corresponds to a matrix stiffness ranging from 1.5 to 8 KPa. The swelling ratio was inversely proportional to the matrix stiffness, but the water content remained constant at >97% of the hydrogel mass. A fibril-like surface morphology and larger pore size were observed in lyophilized MeHA hydrogel with a lower stiffness...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374574/a-comparative-assessment-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-as-a-potential-cell-source-for-knee-osteoarthritis-treatment
#16
Yan Tang, Zhang-Yi Pan, Ying Zou, Yi He, Peng-Yuan Yang, Qi-Qun Tang, Feng Yin
The intra-articular injection of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) is a novel potential therapy for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). However, the efficacy of ASCs from different regions of the body remains unknown. This study investigated whether ASCs from subcutaneous or visceral adipose tissue provide the same improvement of OA. Mouse and human subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue were excised for ASC isolation. Morphology, proliferation, surface markers and adipocyte differentiation of subcutaneous ASCs (S-ASCs) and visceral ASCs (V-ASCs) were analysed...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370021/roles-of-neurotrophins-in-skeletal-tissue-formation-and-healing
#17
REVIEW
Yu-Wen Su, Xin-Fu Zhou, Bruce K Foster, Brian L Grills, Jiake Xu, Cory J Xian
Neurotrophins and their receptors are key molecules that are known to be critical in regulating nervous system development and maintenance and have been recognized to be also involved in regulating tissue formation and healing in skeletal tissues. Studies have shown that neurotrophins and their receptors are widely expressed in skeletal tissues, implicated in chondrogenesis, osteoblastogenesis and osteoclastogenesis, and are also involved in regulating tissue formation and healing events in skeletal tissue...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363788/mesenchymal-stem-cell-fate-following-non-viral-gene-transfection-strongly-depends-on-the-choice-of-delivery-vector
#18
T Gonzalez-Fernandez, B N Sathy, C Hobbs, G M Cunniffe, H O McCarthy, N J Dunne, V Nicolosi, F J O'Brien, D J Kelly
Controlling the phenotype of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) through the delivery of regulatory genes is a promising strategy in tissue engineering (TE). Essential to effective gene delivery is the choice of gene carrier. Non-viral delivery vectors have been extensively used in TE, however their intrinsic effects on MSC differentiation remain poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of three different classes of non-viral gene delivery vectors: (1) cationic polymers (polyethylenimine, PEI), (2) inorganic nanoparticles (nanohydroxyapatite, nHA) and (3) amphipathic peptides (RALA peptide) on modulating stem cell fate after reporter and therapeutic gene delivery...
March 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338415/hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-functionalized-with-self-assembled-micelles-of-amphiphilic-pegylated-kartogenin-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
#19
Mi-Lan Kang, Se-Young Jeong, Gun-Il Im
Synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) containing a covalently integrated drug is capable of releasing therapeutic molecules and is an attractive candidate for the intra-articular treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Herein, self-assembled PEGylated kartogenin (PEG/KGN) micelles consisting of hydrophilic polyethylene glycol (PEG) and hydrophobic KGN, which has been shown to induce chondrogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells, were prepared by covalent crosslinking. HA hydrogels containing PEG/KGN micelles (HA/PEG/KGN) were prepared by covalently bonding PEG chains to HA...
March 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335721/transcriptomic-insights-into-the-genetic-basis-of-mammalian-limb-diversity
#20
Jennifer A Maier, Marcelo Rivas-Astroza, Jenny Deng, Anna Dowling, Paige Oboikovitz, Xiaoyi Cao, Richard R Behringer, Chris J Cretekos, John J Rasweiler, Sheng Zhong, Karen E Sears
BACKGROUND: From bat wings to whale flippers, limb diversification has been crucial to the evolutionary success of mammals. We performed the first transcriptome-wide study of limb development in multiple species to explore the hypothesis that mammalian limb diversification has proceeded through the differential expression of conserved shared genes, rather than by major changes to limb patterning. Specifically, we investigated the manner in which the expression of shared genes has evolved within and among mammalian species...
March 23, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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