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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822796/papillary-ductal-plugging-is-a-mechanism-for-early-stone-retention-in-brushite-stone-disease
#1
James C Williams, Michael S Borofsky, Sharon B Bledsoe, Andrew P Evan, Fredric L Coe, Elaine M Worcester, James E Lingeman
PURPOSE: Mechanisms of early stone retention within the kidney are understudied and poorly understood. To date, attachment via Randall's plaque is the only widely accepted theory in this regard, best described in idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers. Brushite stone formers are known to have distinct papillary morphology relative to calcium oxalate stone formers. As such, we sought to determine whether stone attachment mechanisms in such patients may be similarly unique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing percutaneous and or ureteroscopic procedures for stone removal were consented for endoscopic renal papillary examination and individual stone collection...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808430/amelogenin-affects-brushite-crystal-morphology-and-promotes-its-phase-transformation-to-monetite
#2
Dongni Ren, Qichao Ruan, Jinhui Tao, Jonathan Lo, Steven Nutt, Janet Moradian-Oldak
Amelogenin protein is involved in organized apatite crystallization during enamel formation. Brushite (CaHPO4·2H2O), one of the precursors of hydroxyapatite mineralization in vitro, has been used for fabrication of biomaterials for hard tissue repair. In order to explore its potential application in biomimetic material synthesis, we studied the influence of the enamel protein amelogenin on brushite morphology and phase transformation to monetite. Our results show that amelogenin can adsorb onto the surface of brushite, leading to the formation of layered morphology on the (010) face...
September 7, 2016: Crystal Growth & Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794471/quantifying-the-efficiency-of-hydroxyapatite-mineralising-peptides
#3
Robyn Plowright, David J Belton, David L Kaplan, Carole C Perry
We present a non-destructive analytical calibration tool to allow quantitative assessment of individual calcium phosphates such as hydroxyapatite (HAP) from mixtures including brushite. Many experimental approaches are used to evaluate the mineralising capabilities of biomolecules including peptides. However, it is difficult to quantitatively compare the efficacy of peptides in the promotion of mineralisation when inseparable mixtures of different minerals are produced. To address this challenge, a series of hydroxyapatite and brushite mixtures were produced as a percent/weight (0-100%) from pure components and multiple (N = 10) XRD patterns were collected for each mixture...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763481/osteoclastic-differentiation-and-resorption-is-modulated-by-bioactive-metal-ions-co2-cu2-and-cr3-incorporated-into-calcium-phosphate-bone-cements
#4
Anne Bernhardt, Martha Schamel, Uwe Gbureck, Michael Gelinsky
Biologically active metal ions in low doses have the potential to accelerate bone defect healing. For successful remodelling the interaction of bone graft materials with both bone-forming osteoblasts and bone resorbing osteoclasts is crucial. In the present study brushite forming calcium phosphate cements (CPC) were doped with Co2+, Cu2+ and Cr3+ and the influence of these materials on osteoclast differentiation and activity was examined. Human osteoclasts were differentiated from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) both on the surface and in indirect contact to the materials on dentin discs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735216/elastic-properties-and-strain-to-crack-initiation-of-calcium-phosphate-bone-cements-revelations-of-a-high-resolution-measurement-technique
#5
Ingrid Ajaxon, Alice Acciaioli, Giacomo Lionello, Maria-Pau Ginebra, Caroline Öhman-Mägi, Massimiliano Baleani, Cecilia Persson
Calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) should ideally have mechanical properties similar to those of the bone tissue the material is used to replace or repair. Usually, the compressive strength of the CPCs is reported and, more rarely, the elastic modulus. Conversely, scarce or no data are available on Poisson's ratio and strain-to-crack-initiation. This is unfortunate, as data on the elastic response is key to, e.g., numerical model accuracy. In this study, the compressive behaviour of brushite, monetite and apatite cements was fully characterised...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664170/data-on-tof-sims-analysis-of-cu-2-co-2-and-cr-3-doped-calcium-phosphate-cements
#6
Anja Henß, Martha Schamel, Uwe Gbureck, Michael Gelinsky, Anja Lode
This article contains data of time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) analysis of brushite-forming calcium phosphate cements doped with biologically active metal ions. This data are related to the research article "Cu(2+), Co(2+) and Cr(3+) doping of a calcium phosphate cement influences materials properties and response of human mesenchymal stromal cells" (Schamel et al., 2017) [1]. Cu(2+), Co(2+) and Cr(3+) doped β-tricalcium phosphate precursor powders were used to prepare cement samples...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642715/elastin-like-protein-with-statherin-derived-peptide-controls-fluorapatite-formation-and-morphology
#7
Kseniya Shuturminska, Nadezda V Tarakina, Helena S Azevedo, Andrew J Bushby, Alvaro Mata, Paul Anderson, Maisoon Al-Jawad
The process of enamel biomineralization is multi-step, complex and mediated by organic molecules. The lack of cells in mature enamel leaves it unable to regenerate and hence novel ways of growing enamel-like structures are currently being investigated. Recently, elastin-like protein (ELP) with the analog N-terminal sequence of statherin (STNA15-ELP) has been used to regenerate mineralized tissue. Here, the STNA15-ELP has been mineralized in constrained and unconstrained conditions in a fluoridated solution...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642196/gdf5-significantly-augments-the-bone-formation-induced-by-an-injectable-plga-fiber-reinforced-brushite-forming-cement-in-a-sheep-defect-model-of-lumbar-osteopenia
#8
Matthias Bungartz, Elke Kunisch, Stefan Maenz, Victoria Horbert, Long Xin, Francesca Gunnella, Joerg Mika, Juliane Borowski, Sabine Bischoff, Harald Schubert, Andre Sachse, Bernhard Illerhaus, Jens Günster, Jörg Bossert, Klaus D Jandt, Frank Plöger, Raimund W Kinne, Olaf Brinkmann
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Biodegradable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) represents a promising option for the surgical treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Due to augmented local bone catabolism, however, additional targeted delivery of bone morphogenetic proteins with the CPC may be needed to promote rapid and complete bone regeneration. PURPOSE: In the present study, an injectable, poly (l-lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA)-fiber reinforced, brushite-forming cement (CPC) containing the bone morphogenetic protein GDF5 was tested in a sheep lumbar osteopenia model...
June 19, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629018/the-bone-building-blues-self-hardening-copper-doped-calcium-phosphate-cement-and-its-in-vitro-assessment-against-mammalian-cells-and-bacteria
#9
Julietta V Rau, Victoria M Wu, Valerio Graziani, Inna V Fadeeva, Alexander S Fomin, Marco Fosca, Vuk Uskoković
A blue calcium phosphate cement with optimal self-hardening properties was synthesized by doping whitlockite (β-TCP) with copper ions. The mechanism and the kinetics of the cement solidification process were studied using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction and it was found out that hardening was accompanied by the phase transition from TCP to brushite. Reduced lattice parameters in all crystallographic directions resulting from the rather low (1:180) substitution rate of copper for calcium was consistent with the higher ionic radius of the latter...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619686/low-dose-bmp-2-is-sufficient-to-enhance-the-bone-formation-induced-by-an-injectable-plga-fiber-reinforced-brushite-forming-cement-in-a-sheep-defect-model-of-lumbar-osteopenia
#10
Francesca Gunnella, Elke Kunisch, Matthias Bungartz, Stefan Maenz, Victoria Horbert, Long Xin, Joerg Mika, Juliane Borowski, Sabine Bischoff, Harald Schubert, Peter Hortschansky, Andre Sachse, Bernhard Illerhaus, Jens Günster, Jörg Bossert, Klaus D Jandt, Frank Plöger, Raimund W Kinne, Olaf Brinkmann
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Bioresorbable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) may be suitable for vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. However, additional targeted delivery of osteoinductive bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in the CPC may be required to counteract the augmented local bone catabolism and support complete bone regeneration. PURPOSE: The study aimed at testing an injectable, poly (l-lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA)-fiber reinforced, brushite-forming cement (CPC) containing low-dose bone morphogenetic protein BMP-2 in a sheep lumbar osteopenia model...
June 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616254/in-vitro-ion-adsorption-and-cytocompatibility-of-dicalcium-phosphate-ceramics
#11
Martha Schamel, Jake E Barralet, Jürgen Groll, Uwe Gbureck
BACKGROUND: In vitro cell testing of degradable bioceramics such as brushite or monetite is often challenging due to the ion release into or adsorption from the culture medium. These ionic changes are then mostly responsible for cell proliferation and activity, which prohibits the investigation of effects originating from surface topography or further material modifications. METHODS: Here, we aimed to solve this problem by developing a pre-conditioning regime following the repeated immersion of brushite and monetite samples in various Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and PO4(3-) containing electrolytes, followed by studying ion adsorption / release as well as changes in phase composition and in vitro cytocompatibility with MG63 cells...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590728/switchable-chiral-selection-of-aspartic-acids-by-dynamic-states-of-brushite
#12
Wenge Jiang, Haihua Pan, Zhisen Zhang, S Roger Qiu, J Dongun Kim, Xurong Xu, Ruikang Tang
We herein show the chiral recognition and separation of aspartic acid (Asp) enantiomers by achiral brushite due to the asymmetries of their dynamical steps in its nonequilibrium states. Growing brushite has a higher adsorption affinity to d-Asp, while l-Asp is predominant on the dissolving brushite surface. Microstructural characterization reveals that chiral selection is mainly attributed to brushite [101] steps, which exhibit two different configurations during crystal growth and dissolution, respectively, with each preferring a distinct enantiomer due to this asymmetry...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551185/crystallization-and-demineralization-phenomena-in-stabilized-white-mold-cheese
#13
Gil F Tansman, Paul S Kindstedt, John M Hughes
Stabilized white mold cheese is a commercially important variant of traditional white mold cheese (sometimes called bloomy rind cheese) that has an extended shelf life compared with the traditional permutation. The objectives of this observational study were to document mineral element movements and the development of a pH gradient in stabilized white mold cheese, and to use novel crystallographic techniques to identify crystals that form in the rind of this cheese. Cheeses from 3 separate batches were collected from a commercial supplier at d 1, 4, 10, 14, and 18 of aging and analyzed in a randomized block design...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545323/an-efficient-phosphorus-scavenging-from-aqueous-solution-using-magnesiothermally-modified-bio-calcite
#14
Munir Ahmad, Mahtab Ahmad, Adel R A Usman, Abdullah S Al-Faraj, Yong Sik Ok, Qaiser Hussain, Adel S Abduljabbar, Mohammad I Al-Wabel
Bio-calcite (BC) derived from waste hen eggshell was subjected to thermal treatments (calcined bio-calcite (CBC)). The BC and CBC were further modified via magnesiothermal treatments to produce modified bio-calcite (MBC) and modified calcined bio-calcite (MCBC), respectively, and evaluated as a novel green sorbent for P removal from aqueous solutions in the batch experiments. Modified BC exhibited improved structural and chemical properties, such as porosity, surface area, thermal stability, mineralogy and functional groups, than pristine material...
June 9, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505594/the-rheological-behavior-of-a-fast-setting-calcium-phosphate-bone-cement-and-its-dependence-on-deformation-conditions
#15
Erdem Şahin, Dilhan M Kalyon
Calcium phosphate cements are osteoconductive biomaterials that are widely used for bone repair and regeneration applications, including spinal fusion, vertebroplasty, khyphoplasty, cranioplasty and periodontal surgeries. The flow and deformation behavior (rheology) and injectability of the calcium phosphate bone cements to the treatment site are governed by the setting kinetics of the cement during which the initially flowable, viscous cement paste transforms into a rigid elastic solid. Here time-dependent development of the linear viscoelastic properties of a brushite-forming calcium phosphate cement are characterized and linked to the mechanism and kinetics of the setting reaction and to the injectability window available during the surgical applications of the cement...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415544/%C3%AE-pyrophosphate-a-potential-biomaterial-for-dental-applications
#16
A D Anastasiou, S Strafford, O Posada-Estefan, C L Thomson, S A Hussain, T J Edwards, M Malinowski, N Hondow, N K Metzger, C T A Brown, M N Routledge, A P Brown, M S Duggal, A Jha
Tooth hypersensitivity is a growing problem affecting both the young and ageing population worldwide. Since an effective and permanent solution is not yet available, we propose a new methodology for the restoration of dental enamel using femtosecond lasers and novel calcium phosphate biomaterials. During this procedure the irradiated mineral transforms into a densified layer of acid resistant iron doped β-pyrophosphate, bonded with the surface of eroded enamel. Our aim therefore is to evaluate this densified mineral as a potential replacement material for dental hard tissue...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373152/the-systematic-classification-of-urinary-stones-combine-using-ftir-and-sem-edax
#17
Rui-Hong Ma, Xiao-Bing Luo, Qin Li, Hai-Qiang Zhong
BACKGROUND: To explore underlying mechanism of urinary stones formation, the composition and microstructure of urinary stones were analyzed systematically with a large sample study from China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2437 urinary stones were obtained from the urology department at our Hospital. The composition of the stones was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Meanwhile, the microstructure and element distribution were observed with scanning electron microscopy combined with element distribution analysis (SEM-EDAX)...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333066/phosphorus-removal-from-aqueous-solution-using-a-novel-granular-material-developed-from-building-waste
#18
Shengjiong Yang, Pengkang Jin, Xiaochang C Wang, Qionghua Zhang, Xiaotian Chen
In this study, a granular material (GM) developed from building waste was used for phosphate removal from phosphorus-containing wastewater. Batch experiments were executed to investigate the phosphate removal capacity of this material. The mechanism of removal proved to be a chemical precipitation process. The characteristics of the material and resulting precipitates, the kinetics of the precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes, and the effects of dosage and pH were investigated. The phosphate precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes were both well described by a pseudo-second-order kinetic model...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324150/stress-stones-stress-recurrent-stones-a-self-propagating-cycle-difficulties-in-solving-this-dichotomy
#19
Montserrat Arzoz-Fabregas, Josep Roca-Antonio, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Allen Rodgers
Numerous studies have reported an association between stress and urolithiasis. Although urinary risk factors have been measured in several of these, compelling evidence of a causal relationship has not been established. A shortcoming is that alterations in single urinary parameters rather than ratios and quotients, which provide a more synergistic risk evaluation, have been measured. Recently, we speculated about a possible association between chronic stress and stone recurrence. This presents an intriguing dichotomy of whether stress causes stones or vice versa, or whether they are linked in a self-propagating stress-stones-stress-recurrence cycle...
March 21, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286227/ultrastructural-material-and-crystallographic-description-of-endophytic-masses-a-possible-damage-response-in-shark-and-ray-tessellated-calcified-cartilage
#20
Ronald Seidel, Michael Blumer, Paul Zaslansky, David Knötel, Daniel R Huber, James C Weaver, Peter Fratzl, Sidney Omelon, Luca Bertinetti, Mason N Dean
The cartilaginous endoskeletons of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are reinforced superficially by minute, mineralized tiles, called tesserae. Unlike the bony skeletons of other vertebrates, elasmobranch skeletons have limited healing capability and their tissues' mechanisms for avoiding damage or managing it when it does occur are largely unknown. Here we describe an aberrant type of mineralized elasmobranch skeletal tissue called endophytic masses (EPMs), which grow into the uncalcified cartilage of the skeleton, but exhibit a strikingly different morphology compared to tesserae and other elasmobranch calcified tissues...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
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