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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903131/hypoxic-expansion-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-3d-maturation-of-tissue-engineered-intervertebral-discs
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Katherine Deline Hudson, Lawrence J Bonassar
Culture of three dimensional (3D) constructs in hypoxic conditions (1-5% O2) has been shown to increase production of extracellular matrix (ECM) components in primary intervertebral disc (IVD) cells, and drive chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Growing evidence that suggests that two dimensional (2D) expansion under hypoxic conditions may have an even greater influence on chondrogenesis in MSCs. This study aims to determine the effects of hypoxia during 2D expansion and subsequent 3D culture on the in vitro maturation of tissue engineering IVDs (TE-IVDs) made with human MSCs, using a previously developed TE-IVD system...
November 30, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872846/effect-of-static-load-on-the-nucleus-pulposus-of-rabbit-intervertebral-disc-motion-segment-in-an-organ-culture
#2
Jia-Wen Zhan, Min-Shan Feng, Li-Guo Zhu, Ping Zhang, Jie Yu
The development of mechanically active culture systems helps in understanding of the role of mechanical stress in intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. Motion segment cultures facilitate the application and control of mechanical loads. The purpose of this study was to establish a culturing method for rabbit IVD motion segments to observe the effect of static load on the whole disc organ. Segments were cultured in custom-made apparatuses under a constant, compressive load (3 kg) for 2 weeks. Tissue integrity, matrix synthesis, and matrix gene expression profile were assessed and compared with fresh one...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859817/lncrnas-novel-players-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-and-osteoarthritis
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Wen-Kang Chen, Xiao-Hua Yu, Wei Yang, Cheng Wang, Wen-Si He, Yi-Guo Yan, Jian Zhang, Wen-Jun Wang
The term long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) refers to a group of RNAs with length more than 200 nucleotides, limited protein-coding potential, and having widespread biological functions, including regulation of transcriptional patterns and protein activity, formation of endogenous small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and natural microRNA (miRNA) sponges. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the most common chronic, prevalent and age-related degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. Numbers of lncRNAs are differentially expressed in human degenerative nucleus pulposus tissue and OA cartilage...
November 9, 2016: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854109/effect-of-mono-or-bisegmental-lordosizing-fusion-on-short-term-global-and-index-sagittal-balance-a-radiographic-study
#4
Enrico Tessitore, Ilaria Melloni, Oliver P Gautschi, Gianluigi Zona, Karl Schaller, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: Sagittal balance is widely recognized as an important outcome factor in reconstructive spinal surgery for lumbar degenerative conditions. However, its role in short segmental fixation is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the preoperative and short-term postoperative spino-pelvic balance after short (1 or 2 levels) lordosizing lumbar fusion for degenerative disc disease (DDD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients (13 males and 13 females) undergoing mono- or bisegmental lordosizing lumbar fusion (XLIF/TLIF) for lumbar DDD were included in the study...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836574/towards-bioreactor-development-with-physiological-motion-control-and-its-applications
#5
Marcus Stoffel, Wolfgang Willenberg, Marzieh Azarnoosh, Nadine Fuhrmann-Nelles, Bei Zhou, Bernd Markert
In biomedical applications bioreactors are used, which are able to apply mechanical loadings under cultivation conditions on biological tissues. However, complex mechanobiological evolutions, such as the dependency between mechanical properties and cell activity, depend strongly on the applied loading conditions. This requires correct physiological movements and loadings in bioreactors. The aim of the present study is to develop bioreactors, in which native and artificial biological tissues can be cultivated under physiological conditions in knee joints and spinal motion segments...
November 8, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830029/cellular-mechanical-properties-reflect-the-differentiation-potential-of-nucleus-pulposus-derived-progenitor-cells
#6
Ming-Han Liu, You-Hong Cui, Yue Zhou
Mechanical properties of cells reflect differences in cellular subpopulations, differentiation potency, and cell behaviors. Previous study has revealed that intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration leads to alterations in cell behavior and differentiation potency. Human nucleus pulposus-derived progenitor cells (NPPCs) are an attractive cell sources for IVD regeneration. However, the relationship between mechanical properties and differentiation potential in different NPPC subpopulations is few known. In this study, mechanical properties of different NPPC subpopulations were measured via atomic force microscopy (AFM) and correlated with differentiation potential of NPPCs...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810730/an-interpenetrating-network-composite-for-a-regenerative-spinal-disc-application
#7
A H Chan, P C Boughton, A J Ruys, M L Oyen
Severe degeneration of the intervertebral disc has an immensely debilitating effect on quality of life that has become a serious health and economic burden throughout the world. The disc plays an integral role in biomechanical movement and support within the spine. The emergence of tissue engineering endeavours to restore the structural characteristics and functionality of the native tissue. Hydrogels have been widely investigated as a candidate for regeneration of the gelatinous nucleus pulposus due to its architectural resemblance and fluid retention characteristics...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810728/material-properties-of-bovine-intervertebral-discs-across-strain-rates
#8
Nicolas Newell, Grigorios Grigoriadis, Alexandros Christou, Diagarajen Carpanen, Spyros D Masouros
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is a complex structure responsible for distributing compressive loading to adjacent vertebrae and allowing the vertebral column to bend and twist. To study the mechanical behaviour of individual components of the IVD, it is common for specimens to be dissected away from their surrounding tissues for mechanical testing. However, disrupting the continuity of the IVD to obtain material properties of each component separately may result in erroneous values. In this study, an inverse finite element (FE) modelling optimisation algorithm has been used to obtain material properties of the IVD across strain rates, therefore bypassing the need to harvest individual samples of each component...
October 19, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792110/role-of-sirt1-plays-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#9
Ji Guo, Minghao Shao, Feizhou Lu, Jianyuan Jiang, Xinlei Xia
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental in vivo and in vitro study of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration and the mechanism exploration. OBJECTIVE: This report aims to verify the expression of Sirt1 in IVD degeneration of different grades and explore its potential mechanism in human nucleus pulposus cells. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Silent mating type information regulator 2 homolog 1 (Sirt1) has draw immense attention because of its influence on a variety of aging-related diseases...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769935/the-matrikine-n-acetylated-proline-glycine-proline-induces-premature-senescence-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-via-cxcr1-dependent-ros-accumulation-and-dna-damage-and-reinforces-the-destructive-effect-of-these-cells-on-homeostasis-of-intervertebral-discs
#10
Chencheng Feng, Yang Zhang, Minghui Yang, Minghong Lan, Huan Liu, Jian Wang, Yue Zhou, Bo Huang
Intervertebral disc (IVD) cell senescence is a recognized mechanism of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying disc cell senescence will contribute to understanding the pathogenesis of IDD. We previously reported that N-acetylated proline-glycine-proline (N-Ac-PGP), a matrikine, is involved in the process of IDD. However, its roles in IDD are not well understood. Here, using rat nucleus pulposus (NP) cells, we found that N-Ac-PGP induced premature senescence of NP cells by binding to CXCR1...
October 19, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729548/systemic-delivery-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-in-situ-intervertebral-disc-regeneration
#11
Carla Cunha, Catarina R Almeida, Maria Inês Almeida, Andreia M Silva, Maria Molinos, Sofia Lamas, Catarina L Pereira, Graciosa Q Teixeira, António T Monteiro, Susana G Santos, Raquel M Gonçalves, Mário A Barbosa
: : Cell therapies for intervertebral disc (IVD) regeneration presently rely on transplantation of IVD cells or stem cells directly to the lesion site. Still, the harsh IVD environment, with low irrigation and high mechanical stress, challenges cell administration and survival. In this study, we addressed systemic transplantation of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) intravenously into a rat IVD lesion model, exploring tissue regeneration via cell signaling to the lesion site...
October 11, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684965/imaging-cell-viability-on-non-transparent-scaffolds-using-the-example-of-a-novel-knitted-titanium-implant
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Gauri Tendulkar, Phillip Grau, Patrick Ziegler, Alfred Buck, Alfred Buck, Andreas Badke, Hans-Peter Kaps, Sabrina Ehnert, Andreas K Nussler
Intervertebral disc degeneration and disc herniation is one of the major causes of lower back pain. Depletion of extracellular matrix, culminating in nucleus pulposus (NP) extrusion leads to intervertebral disc destruction. Currently available surgical treatments reduce the pain but do not restore the mechanical functionality of the spine. In order to preserve mechanical features of the spine, total disc or nucleus replacement thus became a wide interest. However, this arthroplasty era is still in an immature state, since none of the existing products have been clinically evaluated...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683977/anterior-spinal-overgrowth-is-the-result-of-the-scoliotic-mechanism-and-is-located-in-the-disc
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Rob C Brink, Tom P C Schlösser, Dino Colo, Ludvig Vavruch, Marijn van Stralen, Koen L Vincken, Marcus Malmqvist, Moyo C Kruyt, Hans Tropp, René M Castelein
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence and magnitude of anterior spinal overgrowth in neuromuscular scoliosis and compare this to the same measurements in idiopathic scoliosis and healthy spines. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior spinal overgrowth has been described as a potential driver for the onset and progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Whether this anterior overgrowth is specific for AIS or also present in non-idiopathic scoliosis has not been reported...
September 28, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677593/self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-for-intervertebral-disc-tissue-engineering
#14
Simon Wan, Samantha Borland, Stephen M Richardson, Catherine L R Merry, Alberto Saiani, Julie E Gough
: Cell-based therapies for regeneration of intervertebral discs are regarded to hold promise for degenerative disc disease treatment, a condition that is strongly linked to lower back pain. A de novo self-assembling peptide hydrogel (SAPH), chosen for its biocompatibility, tailorable properties and nanofibrous architecture, was investigated as a cell carrier and scaffold for nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue engineering. Oscillatory rheology determined that the system would likely be deliverable via minimally invasive procedure and mechanical properties could be optimised to match the stiffness of the native human NP...
September 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676878/role-and-limit-of-biomechanical-modeling-in-the-study-of-medical-devices
#15
Jérôme Molimard, Rebecca Bonnaire, Reynald Convert, Woo Suck Han, Paul Calmels
OBJECTIVE: Although it is only a part of their therapeutic effect, the mechanical effect of compression or contention medical devices (CCMD) is always claimed by the manufacturers. However, the mechanism between the pressure application zone and the targeted organ is complex. It involves a purely passive mechanical effect and mechanisms related to the tonic postural system. Various strategies can be implemented to show the effectiveness of a mechanical action; among them, biomechanical modeling is a able to consider complex mechanical effects before any clinical trial...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664020/moderately-degenerated-lumbar-motion-segments-are-they-truly-unstable
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M M van Rijsbergen, V M P Barthelemy, A C T Vrancken, S P M Crijns, H-J Wilke, W Wilson, B van Rietbergen, K Ito
The two main load bearing tissues of the intervertebral disc are the nucleus pulposus and the annulus fibrosus. Both tissues are composed of the same basic components, but differ in their organization and relative amounts. With degeneration, the clear distinction between the two tissues disappears. The changes in biochemical content lead to changes in mechanical behaviour of the intervertebral disc. The aim of the current study was to investigate if well-documented moderate degeneration at the biochemical and fibre structure level leads to instability of the lumbar spine...
September 23, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663622/the-effect-of-six-degree-of-freedom-loading-sequence-on-the-in-vitro-compressive-properties-of-human-lumbar-spine-segments
#17
D B Amin, I M Lawless, D Sommerfeld, R M Stanley, B Ding, J J Costi
The complex, direction-dependent, poro-viscoelastic properties of the intervertebral disc (disc) suggest that investigations of the six degree of freedom (6DOF) behaviour may be susceptible to inter-test variation in mechanical response if the disc does not return to initial conditions between loading directions. No studies have quantified the effects of sequential multi-directional loading on the consistency of the compressive response of the disc throughout a 6DOF testing protocol. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effect of 6DOF loading on the compressive properties (stiffness and phase angle) of human discs, as evaluated by a reference compression test performed after each single DOF test...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655005/discussion
#18
Frederic Shapiro
Each of the radiographic, histologic, whole mount, and three-dimensional computerized reconstruction techniques throws specific light on the vertebral, intervertebral disc, and rib abnormalities in the development of the pudgy mouse. The end result demonstrates a failure of both normal formation and normal segmentation in the pudgy mouse recognized now as a recessive genetic disorder in which mutations in the Delta-like 3 gene (Dll3) have been defined [2]. The variable appearance of the vertebral and rib abnormalities from mouse to mouse, including in particular the variable appearance in affected littermates, indicates that the gene abnormality alone does not account solely for the deformities seen...
2016: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651134/review-of-the-fluid-flow-within-intervertebral-discs-how-could-in-vitro-measurements-replicate-in-vivo
#19
Hendrik Schmidt, Sandra Reitmaier, Friedmar Graichen, Aboulfazl Shirazi-Adl
By maintaining a balance between external mechanical loads and internal osmotic pressure, fluid content of intervertebral discs constantly alters causing fluctuations in disc hydration, height, diameter and pressure that govern disc temporal response. This paper reviews and discusses the relevant findings of earlier studies on the disc fluid flow with the aim to understand and remedy discrepancies between in vivo and in vitro observations. New results of finite element model studies are also exploited in order to help identify the likely causes for such differences and underlying mechanisms observed in vitro...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647194/effect-of-static-load-on-the-nucleus-pulposus-of-rabbit-intervertebral-disc-motion-segment-in-ex-vivo-organ-culture
#20
Li-Guo Zhu, Min-Shan Feng, Jia-Wen Zhan, Ping Zhang, Jie Yu
BACKGROUND: The development of mechanically active culture systems helps increase the understanding of the role of mechanical stress in intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. Motion segment cultures allow for preservation of the native IVD structure, and adjacent vertebral bodies facilitate the application and control of mechanical loads. The purpose of this study was to establish loading and organ culture methods for rabbit IVD motion segments to study the effect of static load on the whole disc organ...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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