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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530017/mechanical-stress-by-spasticity-accelerates-fracture-healing-after-spinal-cord-injury
#1
Naoyoshi Sakitani, Hiroyuki Iwasawa, Masato Nomura, Yasushi Miura, Hiroshi Kuroki, Junya Ozawa, Hideki Moriyama
Accelerated fracture healing in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) is often encountered in clinical practice. However, there is no distinct evidence in the accelerated fracture healing, and the mechanisms of accelerated fracture healing in SCI are poorly understood. We aimed to determine whether SCI accelerated fracture healing in morphology and strength, to characterize the healing process with SCI, and to clarify the factors responsible for accelerated fracture healing. In total, 39 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into healthy control without intervention, SCI only, fracture with SCI, botulinum toxin (BTX) A-treated fracture with SCI, and propranolol-treated fracture with SCI groups...
May 22, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526527/cellular-scale-model-of-growth-plate-an-in-silico-model-of-chondrocyte-hypertrophy
#2
H A Castro-Abril, J M Guevara, M A Moncayo, S J Shefelbine, L A Barrera, D A Garzón-Alvarado
The growth plate is the responsible for longitudinal bone growth. It is a cartilaginous structure formed by chondrocytes that are continuously undergoing a differentiation process that starts with a highly proliferative state, followed by cellular hypertrophy, and finally tissue ossification. Within the growth plate chondrocytes display a characteristic columnar organization that potentiates longitudinal growth. Both chondrocyte organization and hypertrophy are highly regulated processes influenced by biochemical and mechanical stimuli...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523278/chondrocyte-specific-knockout-of-tsc-1-leads-to-congenital-spinal-deformity-in-mice
#3
Cheng Yang, Yuhui Chen, Zhen Li, He Cao, Keming Chen, Pinglin Lai, Bo Yan, Bin Huang, Jiajun Tang, Shicai Fan, Daozhang Cai, Dadi Jin, Xiaochun Bai, Rongping Zhou
Congenital spinal deformity is the most severe clinical orthopedic issue worldwide. Among all the pathological processes of congenital spinal deformity, the imbalance of endochondral ossification is considered to be the most important developmental cause of spinal dysplasia. We established chondrocyte-specific TSC-1 knockout (KO) mice to overactivate the energy metabolic component, mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), and measured the spinal development by general, imaging, histological, and Western-blot assessments...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523266/stimulating-fracture-healing-in-ischemic-environments-does-oxygen-direct-stem-cell-fate-during-fracture-healing
#4
REVIEW
Katherine R Miclau, Sloane A Brazina, Chelsea S Bahney, Kurt D Hankenson, Thomas K Hunt, Ralph S Marcucio, Theodore Miclau
Bone fractures represent an enormous societal and economic burden as one of the most prevalent causes of disability worldwide. Each year, nearly 15 million people are affected by fractures in the United States alone. Data indicate that the blood supply is critical for fracture healing; as data indicate that concomitant bone and vascular injury are major risk factors for non-union. However, the various role(s) that the vasculature plays remains speculative. Fracture stabilization dictates stem cell fate choices during repair...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520221/rap1b-is-an-effector-of-axin2-regulating-crosstalk-of-signaling-pathways-during-skeletal-development
#5
Takamitsu Maruyama, Ming Jiang, Alycia Abbott, H-M Ivy Yu, Qirong Huang, Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Emily I Chen, Wei Hsu
Recent identification and isolation of suture stem cells capable of long term self-renewal, clonal expanding and differentiating demonstrate their essential role in calvarial bone development, homeostasis and injury repair. These bona fide stem cells express high level of Axin2 and are able to mediate bone regeneration and repair in a cell autonomous fashion. The importance of Axin2 is further demonstrated by its genetic inactivation in mice causing skeletal deformities resembling craniosynostosis in humans...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517044/intercentrum-versus-pleurocentrum-growth-in-early-tetrapods-a-paleohistological-approach
#6
Marylène Danto, Florian Witzmann, Stephanie E Pierce, Nadia B Fröbisch
A variety of vertebral centrum morphologies have evolved within early tetrapods which range from multipartite centra consisting of intercentra and pleurocentra in stem-tetrapods, temnospondyls, seymouriamorphs, and anthracosaurs up to monospondylous centra in lepospondyls. With the present study, we aim to determine the formation of both intercentrum and pleurocentrum and asked whether these can be homologized based on their bone histology. Both intercentra and pleurocentra ossified endochondrally and periosteal bone was subsequently deposited on the outer surface of the centra...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492928/local-changes-to-the-distal-femoral-growth-plate-following-injury-in-mice
#7
Lauren M Mangano Drenkard, Meghan E Kupratis, Katie Li, Louis C Gerstenfeld, Elise F Morgan
Injury to the growth plate is associated with growth disturbances, most notably premature cessation of growth. The goal of this study was to identify spatial changes in the structure and composition of the growth plate in response to injury to provide a foundation for developing therapies that minimize the consequences for skeletal development. We used contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography (CECT) and histological analyses of a murine model of growth plate injury to quantify changes in the cartilaginous and osseous tissue of the growth plate...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479297/nkx3-2-induces-oxygen-concentration-independent-and-lysosome-dependent-degradation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-to-modulate-hypoxic-responses-in-chondrocytes
#8
Suhjean Im, Dae-Won Kim
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α) is a DNA-binding transcription factor regulating hypoxic responses. It plays a key role in vascularization and angiogenesis as well as various metabolic pathways. Interestingly, during early phase endochondral ossification when HIF expression in chondrocytes is evident, developing cartilage primordia remains avascular until hypertrophic calcification commences. In this work, we uncovered a novel pathway causing oxygen concentration-independent and proteasome-independent degradation of HIF-1α protein...
May 4, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479032/taking-the-endochondral-route-to-craniomaxillofacial-bone-regeneration-a-logical-approach
#9
REVIEW
Elmer C Kruijt Spanjer, Gerhard K P Bittermann, Inge E M van Hooijdonk, Antoine J W P Rosenberg, Debby Gawlitta
The current golden standard for treatment of craniomaxillofacial critical size bone defects, autologous bone grafting, is associated with several disadvantages which have prompted an increased demand for alternatives. New solutions are emerging in the form of bone tissue engineering. This involves harvesting of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), after which they can be differentiated towards the osteogenic lineage mimicking intramembranous bone formation. However, translating this approach from laboratory to clinic has met with limited success...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473100/coronary-artery-calcification-from-mechanism-to-molecular-imaging
#10
REVIEW
Takehiro Nakahara, Marc R Dweck, Navneet Narula, David Pisapia, Jagat Narula, H William Strauss
Vascular calcification is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. The location, density, and confluence of calcification may change portions of the arterial conduit to a noncompliant structure. Calcifications may also seed the cap of a thin cap fibroatheroma, altering tensile forces on the cap and rendering the lesion prone to rupture. Many local and systemic factors participate in this process, including hyperlipidemia, ongoing inflammation, large necrotic cores, and diabetes. Vascular cells can undergo chondrogenic or osteogenic differentiation, causing mineralization of membranous bone and formation of endochondral bone...
May 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470772/validation-of-the-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-femoral-trochlea-epiphyseal-cartilage-in-foals-at-osteochondrosis-predilected-sites-with-mri-and-histology
#11
G Martel, C Forget, G Gilbert, H Richard, T Moser, J Olive, S Laverty
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging tools are needed to screen foal femoropatellar joints to detect subclinical osteochondrosis lesions due to focal failure of endochondral ossification to enhance early management to optimise intrinsic healing events. Recently investigations employing 3T susceptibility-weighted MRI (3T SWI MRI) and CT have demonstrated their capacity for early osteochondrosis diagnosis, but these technologies are not practical for field screening. We postulate that ultrasonography is a valuable field tool for the detection of subclinical osteochondrosis lesions...
May 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470721/hox11-function-is-required-for-region-specific-fracture-repair
#12
Danielle R Rux, Jane Y Song, Kyriel M Pineault, Gurjit S Mandair, Ilea T Swinehart, Aleesa J Schlientz, Kayla N Garthus, Steve A Goldstein, Ken M Kozloff, Deneen M Wellik
The processes that govern fracture repair rely on many mechanisms that recapitulate embryonic skeletal development. Hox genes are transcription factors that perform critical patterning functions in regional domains along the axial and limb skeleton during development. Much less is known about roles for these genes in the adult skeleton. We recently reported that Hox11 genes, which function in zeugopod development (radius/ulna and tibia/fibula), are also expressed in the adult zeugopod skeleton exclusively in PDGFRα + /CD51 + /LepR+ mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467498/spatial-regulation-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-bmps-in-postnatal-articular-and-growth-plate-cartilage
#13
Presley Garrison, Shanna Yue, Jeffrey Hanson, Jeffrey Baron, Julian C Lui
Articular and growth plate cartilage both arise from condensations of mesenchymal cells, but ultimately develop important histological and functional differences. Each is composed of three layers-the superficial, mid and deep zones of articular cartilage and the resting, proliferative and hypertrophic zones of growth plate cartilage. The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) system plays an important role in cartilage development. A gradient in expression of BMP-related genes has been observed across growth plate cartilage, likely playing a role in zonal differentiation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461333/msh-homeobox-1-msx1-and-msx2-overexpressing-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-resemble-blastema-cells-and-enhance-regeneration-in-mice
#14
Leila Taghiyar, Mahdi Hesaraki, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Leila Satarian, Samaneh Hosseini, Nasser Aghdami, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad
Amputation of the proximal region in mammals is not followed by regeneration because blastema cells (BCs) and expression of regenerative genes such as Msh homeobox (Msx) genes are absent in this animal group. The lack of BCs and positional information in other cells are therefore the main obstacle to therapeutic approaches for limb regeneration. Hence, this study aimed to create blastema- like cells (BlCs) by overexpressing Msx1 and Msx2 genes in mouse bone marrow- derived mesenchymal stem cells (mBMSCs) to regenerate a proximally amputated digit tip...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445472/unsuspected-osteochondroma-like-outgrowths-in-the-cranial-base-of-hereditary-multiple-exostoses-patients-and-modeling-and-treatment-with-a-bmp-antagonist-in-mice
#15
Sayantani Sinha, Christina Mundy, Till Bechtold, Federica Sgariglia, Mazen M Ibrahim, Paul C Billings, Kristen Carroll, Eiki Koyama, Kevin B Jones, Maurizio Pacifici
Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) is a rare pediatric disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the genes encoding the heparan sulfate (HS)-synthesizing enzymes EXT1 or EXT2. HME is characterized by formation of cartilaginous outgrowths-called osteochondromas- next to the growth plates of many axial and appendicular skeletal elements. Surprisingly, it is not known whether such tumors also form in endochondral elements of the craniofacial skeleton. Here, we carried out a retrospective analysis of cervical spine MRI and CT scans from 50 consecutive HME patients that included cranial skeletal images...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413721/aspects-of-gorgonopsian-paleobiology-and-evolution-insights-from-the-basicranium-occiput-osseous-labyrinth-vasculature-and-neuroanatomy
#16
Ricardo Araújo, Vincent Fernandez, Michael J Polcyn, Jörg Fröbisch, Rui M S Martins
Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations throughout the past 270 Ma, eventually leading to the evolution of the mammalian bauplan. However, the anatomy of some therapsid groups remains obscure. Gorgonopsian braincase anatomy is poorly known and many anatomical aspects of the brain, cranial nerves, vasculature, and osseous labyrinth, remain unclear...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
#17
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/28407179/effect-of-gene-transfection-timing-on-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-in-rabbit-mandibular-distraction-gap
#18
M-K Xie, C-B Hu, B Zhou, G-P Wu
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is a member of the TGF-β superfamily, and plays an important role in promoting various stages of intramembranous and endochondral bone formation. It is one of the major growth factors that influence new bone formation in the distraction gap during distraction osteogenesis (DO). The major problem of DO is the time required for the treatment. Reports show that gene therapy accelerates osteogenesis, which can significantly benefit patients with DO. However, the optimal timing of gene transfection has not yet been reported...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400947/mutations-in-ift-a-satellite-core-component-genes-ift43-and-ift121-produce-short-rib-polydactyly-syndrome-with-distinctive-campomelia
#19
Ivan Duran, S Paige Taylor, Wenjuan Zhang, Jorge Martin, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Robert Wallerstein, Ralph S Lachman, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael Bamshad, Daniel H Cohn, Deborah Krakow
BACKGROUND: Skeletal ciliopathies comprise a spectrum of ciliary malfunction disorders that have a profound effect on the skeleton. Most common among these disorders is short rib polydactyly syndrome (SRPS), a recessively inherited perinatal lethal condition characterized by a long narrow chest, markedly shortened long bones, polydactyly and, often, multi-organ system involvement. SRPS shows extensive locus heterogeneity with mutations in genes encoding proteins that participate in cilia formation and/or function...
2017: Cilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389839/p15-peptide-stimulates-chondrogenic-commitment-and-endochondral-ossification
#20
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
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