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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542442/pedogenetic-processes-in-anthrosols-with-pretic-horizon-amazonian-dark-earth-in-central-amazon-brazil
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Rodrigo S Macedo, Wenceslau G Teixeira, Marcelo M Corrêa, Gilvan C Martins, Pablo Vidal-Torrado
Anthrosols known as Amazonian Dark Earth (ADE) have borne witness to the intensification of sedentary patterns and the demographic increase in Central Amazon. As a result, a recurring pattern has been observed of mounds with ADE arising from domestic activities and the disposal of waste. The objective of this research was to demonstrate the relationship of these anthropic activities with pedogenetic formation processes of ADE in the municipality of Iranduba, Brazil. Disturbed and undisturbed soil samples were taken from two areas of ADE (pretic horizon) and from a non-anthropic pedon...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541092/amniotic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-exhibit-preferential-osteogenic-and-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-enhanced-matrix-production-compared-with-adipose-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Natasha Topoluk, Richard Hawkins, John Tokish, Jeremy Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic efficacy of various mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) types for orthopaedic applications is currently being investigated. While the concept of MSC therapy is well grounded in the basic science of healing and regeneration, little is known about individual MSC populations in terms of their propensity to promote the repair and/or regeneration of specific musculoskeletal tissues. Two promising MSC sources, adipose and amnion, have each demonstrated differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) production in the setting of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538496/committee-opinion-no-702-female-athlete-triad
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The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538492/committee-opinion-no-702-summary-female-athlete-triad
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(no author information available yet)
The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534995/low%C3%A2-level-mechanical-vibration-enhances-osteoblastogenesis-via-a-canonical-wnt-signaling%C3%A2-associated-mechanism
#5
Heqi Gao, Mingming Zhai, Pan Wang, Xuhui Zhang, Jing Cai, Xiaofei Chen, Guanghao Shen, Erping Luo, Da Jing
Osteoporosis is a skeletal metabolic disease characterized by reduced bone mass and a high susceptibility to fractures, in which osteoblasts and osteoclasts are highly involved in the abnormal bone remodeling processes. Recently, low‑magnitude, high‑frequency whole‑body vibration has been demonstrated to significantly reduce osteopenia experimentally and clinically. However, the underlying mechanism regarding how osteoblastic activity is altered when bone tissues adapt to mechanical vibration remains elusive...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530321/-the-effect-of-down-syndrome-on-teeth-and-jaws-development-the-first-case-report-on-dental-implants-with-15-years-follow-up
#6
Uri Zilberman
Down syndrome presents dentists with several treatment problems due to hereditary olygodontia of permanent teeth, abnormal development of the midface causing small maxilla and class III occlusion, abnormal mineralization of teeth, reduced bone density and hypotony. The challenge of replacing missing permanent teeth was the trigger for the development of dental implants some 30 years ago. However, the abnormal development of jaw bones and the reverse occlusion caused concerns in the dental community regarding the possibility of using dental implants in Down syndrome patients...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528283/poly-vinyl-alcohol-hydroxyapatite-monolithic-in-needle-extraction-mine-device-preparation-and-examination-of-drug-affinity
#7
Monika Pietrzyńska, Michał Czerwiński, Adam Voelkel
Polymer-ceramic materials based on poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and hydroxyapatite were applied as sorption material in Monolithic In-Needle Extraction (MINE) device. The presented device provides new possibilities for the examination of bisphosphonates affinity for bone and will be a helpful tool in evaluation of potential antiresorptive drugs suitability. A ceramic part of monoliths was prepared by incorporation of hydroxyapatite (HA) into the reaction mixture or by using a soaking method (mineralization of HA on the PVA)...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528141/portland-cement-induces-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-to-differentiate-by-upregulating-mir-146a
#8
Min-Ching Wang, Li-Yin Yeh, Wen-Yu Shih, Wan-Chun Li, Kuo-Wei Chang, Shu-Chun Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Bioaggregates such as Portland cement (PC) can be an economical alternative for mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with additional benefit of less discoloration. MTA has been known to induce differentiations of several dental cells. MicroRNAs are important regulators of biological processes, including differentiation, physiologic homeostasis, and disease progression. This study is to explore how PC enhances the differentiation of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells in microRNAs level...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522769/osteoporosis-and-osteopenia-are-not-associated-with-t-cell-activation-in-older-cart-treated-hiv-infected-patients
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M Krikke, R C W Klomberg, E van der Veer, K Tesselaar, H J J Verhaar, A I M Hoepelman, J E Arends
BACKGROUND: A higher risk of developing osteopenia/ osteoporosis has been seen in HIV-infected patients. We compared HIV-infected patients, all treated with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), with a low bone mineral density (BMD) (T-score < -1) to those with a normal BMD (T-score > -1), examining the relation with T-cell activation and bone turnover markers (c-terminal telopeptide (CTX) and procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide (P1NP)). METHODS: In this single visit pilot study, bone turnover markers, T-cell activation (CD38 + HLA - DR +) and senescence (CD57+) of T cells were measured in patients who had previously undergone dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scanning...
May 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522163/lncrna-malat1-sponges-mir-204-to-promote-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-through-up-regulating-smad4
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Xiaoxiong Xiao, Tingwen Zhou, Shichao Guo, Chao Guo, Qiao Zhang, Nianguo Dong, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidences have indicated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play vital roles in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. The lncRNA MALAT1, a highly abundant and conserved imprinted gene, has been implicated in many cardiovascular diseases. However, the function of MALAT1 in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) remains unknown. This study sought to document the function and underlying mechanism of MALAT1 in regulating CAVD. METHODS: Protein level was determined by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence staining...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518217/impacts-of-an-invasive-plant-are-fundamentally-altered-by-a-co-occurring-forest-disturbance
#11
Noah W Sokol, Sara E Kuebbing, Mark A Bradford
Invasive species frequently co-occur with other human disturbances, which can impact the same ecosystem functions as the invader. Yet invasion studies rarely control for the presence of these other disturbances, although their overlapping effects may influence the direction and magnitude of impacts attributed to the invader alone. Here, we ask whether controlling for the presence of a co-occurring disturbance, as well as the time since disturbance, yields different values of an invader's ecosystem effects than when these factors remain unaddressed...
May 18, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515910/biocompatibility-of-biological-material-polylactic-acid-with-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth
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Xi Wang, Guanghui Li, Yiming Liu, Weiwei Yu, Qiang Sun
To investigate the biocompatibility of the biomaterial, polylactic acid (PLA) with stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) and its induction of mineralization as a type of scaffold material. To determine the impacts of biomaterial PLA on proliferation and mineralization of SHED, the expression of surface molecules of SHED isolated and cultured in vitro was detected by flow cytometry. In addition, cell proliferation was measured using MTT and Edu assays, and the evaluation of mineralized differentiation was performed using Alizarin Red S staining...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514618/aerobic-or-resistance-exercise-or-both-in-dieting-obese-older-adults
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dennis T Villareal, Lina Aguirre, A Burke Gurney, Debra L Waters, David R Sinacore, Elizabeth Colombo, Reina Armamento-Villareal, Clifford Qualls
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes frailty in older adults; however, weight loss might accelerate age-related loss of muscle and bone mass and resultant sarcopenia and osteopenia. METHODS: In this clinical trial involving 160 obese older adults, we evaluated the effectiveness of several exercise modes in reversing frailty and preventing reduction in muscle and bone mass induced by weight loss. Participants were randomly assigned to a weight-management program plus one of three exercise programs - aerobic training, resistance training, or combined aerobic and resistance training - or to a control group (no weight-management or exercise program)...
May 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510056/the-two-sides-of-a-lipid-protein-story
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REVIEW
Luis G Mansor Basso, Luis F Santos Mendes, Antonio J Costa-Filho
Protein-membrane interactions play essential roles in a variety of cell functions such as signaling, membrane trafficking, and transport. Membrane-recruited cytosolic proteins that interact transiently and interfacially with lipid bilayers perform several of those functions. Experimental techniques capable of probing changes on the structural dynamics of this weak association are surprisingly limited. Among such techniques, electron spin resonance (ESR) has the enormous advantage of providing valuable local information from both membrane and protein perspectives by using intrinsic paramagnetic probes in metalloproteins or by attaching nitroxide spin labels to proteins and lipids...
June 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505102/bone-protective-effects-of-dried-plum-in-postmenopausal-women-efficacy-and-possible-mechanisms
#15
REVIEW
Bahram H Arjmandi, Sarah A Johnson, Shirin Pourafshar, Negin Navaei, Kelli S George, Shirin Hooshmand, Sheau C Chai, Neda S Akhavan
Osteoporosis is an age-related chronic disease characterized by a loss of bone mass and quality, and is associated with an increased risk of fragility fractures. Postmenopausal women are at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis due to the cessation in ovarian hormone production, which causes accelerated bone loss. As the demographic shifts to a more aged population, a growing number of postmenopausal women will be afflicted with osteoporosis. Certain lifestyle factors, including nutrition and exercise, are known to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and therefore play an important role in bone health...
May 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500782/melatonin-protects-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-iron-overload-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-dysfunction-and-senescence
#16
Fan Yang, Lei Yang, Yuan Li, Gege Yan, Chao Feng, Tianyi Liu, Rui Gong, Ye Yuan, Ning Wang, Elina Idiiatullina, Timur Bikkuzin, Valentin Pavlov, Yang Li, Chaorun Dong, Dawei Wang, Yang Cao, Zhenbo Han, Lai Zhang, Qi Huang, Fengzhi Ding, Zhengang Bi, Benzhi Cai
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are an expandable population of stem cells which can differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes and adipocytes. Dysfunction of BMSCs in response to pathological stimuli contributes to bone diseases. Melatonin, a hormone secreted from pineal gland, has been proved to be an important mediator in bone formation and mineralization. The aim of this study was to investigate whether melatonin protected against iron overload-induced dysfunction of BMSCs and its underlying mechanisms...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497738/-osteocalcin-and-glucose-metabolism-assessment-of-human-studies
#17
Valérie Le Doan, Valérie Marcil
Osteocalcin, a protein secreted by osteoblasts, is recognized as a biomarker of bone mineralization. Besides, animal experimental studies have shown that osteocalcin could play an important role in glucose metabolism. Over the course of the last decade, this theory has been investigated in several human studies. Most of the results obtained from these reports support a positive correlation between total and undercarboxylated osteocalcin and insulin secretion/sensitivity. Studies also corroborate a reverse association with glycemic parameters such as fasting glucose and glycated hemoglobin...
April 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497348/evaluation-of-dietary-palygorskite-supplementation-on-growth-performance-mineral-accumulations-antioxidant-capacities-and-meat-quality-of-broilers-fed-lead-contaminated-diet
#18
Y F Cheng, Y P Chen, C Wen, W B Wang, A Q Wang, Y M Zhou
The objective of this study was to evaluate influence of dietary palygorskite (Pal) supplementation on growth performance, mineral accumulations in the tissues (livers, kidneys, and muscles), antioxidant capacities, and meat quality of broilers fed lead (Pb)-contaminated diet. One-hundred forty-four male broiler chicks were randomly divided into three treatment groups, receiving a corn-soybean meal basal diet (the control group), the basal diet contaminated with 10 mg/kg Pb (the Pb group), and the basal diet with 10-g/kg Pal supplementation and 10-mg/kg Pb contamination (the Pal/Pb group) from 1 to 42 days of age, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494141/metformin-induces-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Ping Wang, Tao Ma, Dong Guo, Kevin Hu, Yan Shu, Hockin H K Xu, Abraham Schneider
Metformin, a first-line anti-diabetic drug used by millions of patients has been shown to have potential osteogenic properties. The present study was performed to test the hypothesis that clinically relevant doses of metformin promote the osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (iPSC-MSCs). iPSC-MSCs were treated with metformin (10 μM) to assess cell viability, osteogenic differentiation, mineralization, and activation of the LKB1/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway, a surrogate marker of metformin action...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483450/aflatoxin-proximate-composition-and-mineral-profile-of-stored-broiler-feed-treated-with-medicinal-plant-leaves
#20
S M Hassan, B Sultana, A Atta, N Qureshi, M Iqbal, M Abbas
OBJECTIVES: In the present investigation, the Morus alba (M. alba), Vitis vinifera (V. vinifera), Ficus religiosa (F. religiosa) and Citrus paradisi (C. paradisi) leaves anti-aflatoxigenic activities were evaluated in Aspergillus flavus (A. flavus) inoculated feed. METHODS: The broiler feed inoculated with A. flavus was treated with selected medicinal plant leaf powder (5%, 10% and 15% w/w) and stored for the period of six months at 28°C and 16% moisture...
May 5, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
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