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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934879/two-year-evaluation-of-osteochondral-repair-with-a-novel-biphasic-graft-saturated-in-bone-marrow-in-an-equine-model
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Taralyn M McCarrel, Sarah L Pownder, Susannah Gilbert, Matthew F Koff, Emme Castiglione, Ryan A Saska, Gino Bradica, Lisa A Fortier
Objective To evaluate a biphasic cartilage repair device (CRD) for feasibility of arthroscopic implantation, safety, biocompatibility, and efficacy for long-term repair of large osteochondral defects. Methods The CRD was press-fit into defects (10 mm diameter, 10 mm deep) created in the femoral trochlea of 12 horses. In the contralateral limb, 10 mm diameter full-thickness chondral defects were treated with microfracture (MFX). Radiographs were obtained pre- and postoperatively, and at 4, 12, and 24 months...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934877/activin-and-nodal-are-not-suitable-alternatives-to-tgf%C3%AE-for-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Laurie M G de Kroon, Esmeralda N Blaney Davidson, Roberto Narcisi, Eric Farrell, Peter M van der Kraan, Gerjo J V M van Osch
Objective Previously, we demonstrated the importance of transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ)-activated SMAD2/3 signaling in chondrogenesis of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). However, TGFβ also signals via the SMAD1/5/9 pathway, which is known to induce terminal differentiation of BMSCs. In this study, we investigated whether other SMAD2/3-activating ligands, Activin and Nodal, can induce chondrogenic differentiation of BMSCs without inducing terminal differentiation. Design Activation of SMAD2/3 signaling and chondrogenesis were evaluated in human BMSCs ( N = 3 donors) stimulated with TGFβ, Activin, or Nodal...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934875/natural-type-ii-collagen-hydrogel-fibrin-sealant-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-as-a-promising-combination-for-articular-cartilage-repair
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Mariana Lazarini, Pedro Bordeaux-Rego, Renata Giardini-Rosa, Adriana S S Duarte, Mariana Ozello Baratti, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, João Batista de Miranda, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Ângela Luzo, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Objective Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited ability of self-regeneration and the current clinical treatments have restricted capacity to restore damages induced by trauma or diseases. Therefore, new techniques are being tested for cartilage repair, using scaffolds and/or stem cells. Although type II collagen hydrogel, fibrin sealant, and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent suitable alternatives for cartilage formation, their combination has not yet been investigated in vivo for focal articular cartilage defects...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933697/enhanced-skin-regeneration-using-a-novel-amniotic-derived-tissue-graft
#4
Katie C Mowry, Paul P Bonvallet, Susan L Bellis
BACKGROUND: Chronic and recalcitrant wounds present a significant therapeutic challenge. Amniotic tissues contain many regenerative cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix molecules including proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and collagens I, III, and IV. Dehydrated amnion/chorion grafts are currently used to treat a variety of wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and burns. OBJECTIVE: The investigators hypothesized that processing methodologies, dehydration, and hypothermic processing and storage of amniotic tissues would affect overall quality of wound healing; they compared dehydrated amnion/chorion (dHACM) grafts to a novel hypothermically stored amniotic membrane (HSAM) graft in a full-thickness rat wound model...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931824/boosted-regeneration-and-reduced-denervated-muscle-atrophy-by-neuroheal-in-a-pre-clinical-model-of-lumbar-root-avulsion-with-delayed-reimplantation
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David Romeo-Guitart, Joaquim Forés, Xavier Navarro, Caty Casas
The "gold standard" treatment of patients with spinal root injuries consists of delayed surgical reconnection of nerves. The sooner, the better, but problems such as injury-induced motor neuronal death and muscle atrophy due to long-term denervation mean that normal movement is not restored. Herein we describe a preclinical model of root avulsion with delayed reimplantation of lumbar roots that was used to establish a new adjuvant pharmacological treatment. Chronic treatment (up to 6 months) with NeuroHeal, a new combination drug therapy identified using a systems biology approach, exerted long-lasting neuroprotection, reduced gliosis and matrix proteoglycan content, accelerated nerve regeneration by activating the AKT pathway, promoted the formation of functional neuromuscular junctions, and reduced denervation-induced muscular atrophy...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928664/yougui-pills-attenuate-cartilage-degeneration-via-activation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-chondrocyte-of-osteoarthritic-mouse-model
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Lei Zhang, Ping-Er Wang, Jun Ying, Xing Jin, Cheng Luo, Taotao Xu, Shibing Xu, Rui Dong, Luwei Xiao, Peijian Tong, Hongting Jin
Yougui pills (YGPs) have been used for centuries in the treatment of Chinese patients with Kidney-Yang Deficiency Syndrome. Despite the fact that the efficiency of YGPs on treating osteoarthritis has been verified in clinic, the underlying mechanisms are not totally understood. The present study observes the therapeutic role of YGPs and mechanisms underlying its chondroprotective action in osteoarthritic cartilage. To evaluate the chondroprotective effects of YGPs, we examined the impact of orally administered YGPs in a model of destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928087/complement-factor-h-in-amd-bridging-genetic-associations-and-pathobiology
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Christopher B Toomey, Lincoln V Johnson, Catherine Bowes Rickman
AMD is a complex multifactorial disease characterized in its early stages by lipoprotein accumulations in BrM, seen on fundoscopic exam as drusen, and in its late forms by neovascularization ("wet") or geographic atrophy of the RPE cell layer ("dry"). Genetic studies have strongly supported a relationship between the alternative complement cascade, in particular the common H402 variant in Complement Factor H (CFH) and development of AMD. However, the functional significance of the CFH Y402H polymorphism remains elusive...
September 16, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927588/purification-structural-characterization-and-bioactivity-evaluation-of-a-novel-proteoglycan-produced-by-corbicula-fluminea
#8
Jing-Kun Yan, Yao-Yao Wang, Wen-Yi Qiu, Li-Xia Wu, Zhi-Chao Ding, Wu-Dan Cai
A novel proteoglycan, named CFPS-11, was isolated from Corbicula fluminea, which is a food source of freshwater bivalve mollusk. CFPS-11 had an average molecular weight of 807.7kDa and consisted of d-glucose and d-glucosamine in a molar ratio of 12.2:1.0. The protein moiety (∼5%) of CFPS-11 was covalently bonded to the polysaccharide chain in O-linkage type through both serine and thereonine residues. The polysaccharide chain of CFPS-11 was composed of (1→4)-α-d-glucopyranosyl and (1→3,6)-α-d-glucopyranosyl residues, which branched at O-6...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926590/fluoxetine-ameliorates-cartilage-degradation-in-osteoarthritis-by-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Kentaro Miyamoto, Bisei Ohkawara, Mikako Ito, Akio Masuda, Akihiro Hirakawa, Tadahiro Sakai, Hideki Hiraiwa, Takashi Hamada, Naoki Ishiguro, Kinji Ohno
Abnormal activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling is implicated in the osteoarthritis (OA) pathology. We searched for a pre-approved drug that suppresses abnormally activated Wnt/β-catenin signaling and has a potency to reduce joint pathology in OA. We introduced the TOPFlash reporter plasmid into HCS-2/8 human chondrosarcoma cells to estimate the Wnt/β-catenin activity in the presence of 10 μM each compound in a panel of pre-approved drugs. We found that fluoxetine, an antidepressant in the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), down-regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in human chondrosarcoma cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923043/rosmarinic-acid-induces-rabbit-articular-chondrocyte-differentiation-by-decreases-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-and-inflammation-by-upregulating-cyclooxygenase-2-expression
#10
Seong-Hui Eo, Song Ja Kim
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are known to play an important role in the degradation of the extracellular matrix and the pathological progression of osteoarthritis (OA). The natural polyphenolic compound rosmarinic acid (Ros. A) has been shown to suppress the inhibitory activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). However, the effects of Ros. A on OA have not been investigated. METHODS: In the current study, primary articular chondrocytes were cultured from rabbit articular cartilage and treated with Ros...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922982/porcine-mesothelium-wrapped-diced-cartilage-grafts-for-nasal-reconstruction
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Athanasios Bramos, David P Perrault, Alexander N Fedenko, Gene H Kim, Sofia Bougioukli, Jay R Lieberman, Jay W Calvert, Alex Wong
<b>Background:</b> Fascia wrapped diced cartilage grafts have become a useful tool in modern rhinoplasty surgery. Unfortunately, fascial harvest is associated with donor site morbidity, therefore a non-autologous alternative to fascia would be ideal. Decellularized porcine mesothelium, Meso BioMatrix<sup>TM</sup>, is an acellular scaffold that could potentially fill this need. To determine if porcine mesothelium could serve as an acceptable alternative, we histologically compared diced cartilage grafts wrapped in fascia versus porcine mesothelium...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921700/low-dose-fractionated-irradiation-promotes-axonal-regeneration-beyond-reactive-gliosis-and-facilitates-locomotor-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-beagle-dogs
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Qiang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Bo Zhu, Bifeng Zhu, Daishi Tian, Wei Wang
Injury to the adult central nervous system (CNS) results in the formation of glial scar tissues. Glial scar-induced failure of regenerative axon pathfinding may limit axon regrowth beyond the lesion site and cause incorrect reinnervation and dystrophic appearance of stalled growth after CNS trauma. Glial scars also upregulate chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) and expression of proinflammatory factor(s) that form a barrier to axonal regeneration. Therefore, interventions for glial scarring are an attractive strategy for augmenting axonal sprouting and regeneration and overcoming the physical and molecular barriers impeding functional repair...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920441/new-insight-of-common-regulatory-pathways-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-response-to-dexamethasone-and-prednisolone-using-an-integrated-quantitative-proteomics-swath-and-mrm-hr-mass-spectrometry
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Sze Wan Shan, Chi Wai Do, Thomas Chuen Lam, Ricky Pak Wing Kong, King Kit Li, Ka Man Chun, William Daniel Stamer, Chi Ho To
The molecular pathophysiology of corticosteroid-induced ocular hypertension (CIH) is not well understood. To determine the biological mechanisms of CIH, this study investigated protein expression profiles of human trabecular meshwork (hTM) cells in response to dexamethasone and prednisolone treatment. Both discovery-based Sequential Windowed data independent Acquisition of the Total High-resolution mass spectra (SWATH(TM)-MS) and targeted based high resolution multiple reaction monitoring (MRM-HR) confirmation were applied using a hybrid quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919376/microrna-218-5p-as-a-potential-target-for-the-treatment-of-human-osteoarthritis
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Jun Lu, Ming-Liang Ji, Xue-Jun Zhang, Pei-Liang Shi, Hao Wu, Chen Wang, Hee-Jeong Im
Emerging evidence suggests that dysregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) play a pivotal role in osteoarthritis (OA), but the role of specific miRNAs remains unclear. Accordingly, we identified OA-associated miRNAs and functional validation of results. Here, we demonstrate that miR-218-5p is significantly upregulated in moderate and severe OA and correlates with scores on a modified Mankin scale. Through gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies, miR-218-5p was shown to significantly affect matrix synthesis gene expression and chondrocyte proliferation and apoptosis...
August 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919298/mxra5-is-decreased-in-preeclampsia-and-affects-trophoblast-cell-invasion-through-the-mapk-pathway
#15
Lan Ding, Shaocong Li, Yanshang Zhang, Junfeng Gai, Jianfang Kou
Preeclampsia causes gestational failure in a significant number of women annually. Insufficient trophoblast cell invasion plays an essential role in preeclampsia pathogenesis. Matrix-remodeling associated 5 (MXRA5) is a proteoglycan involved in adhesion and matrix remodeling. This study sought to explore the role of MXRA5 in trophoblast cell invasion. Preeclamptic villi were obtained for the delineation of MXRA5 expression. Specific MXRA5 siRNA and pcDNA3.1/MXRA5 were used to manipulate MXRA5 expression in HTR-8/SVneo...
September 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919014/regulation-and-function-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-in-vascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Irina Sieve, Anja Münster-Kühnel, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
In the vascular system, the endothelial surface layer (ESL) as the inner surface of blood vessels affects mechanotransduction, vascular permeability, rheology, thrombogenesis, and leukocyte adhesion. It creates barriers between endothelial cells and blood and neighbouring cells. The glycocalyx, composed of glycoconjugates and proteoglycans, is an integral component of the ESL and a key element in inter- and intracellular communication and tissue homeostasis. In pathophysiological conditions (atherosclerosis, infection, ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetes, trauma and acute lung injury) glycocalyx-degrading factors, i...
September 12, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916201/targeting-heparanase-to-the-mammary-epithelium-enhances-mammary-gland-development-and-promotes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#17
Ilanit Boyango, Uri Barash, Liat Fux, Inna Naroditsky, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky
Heparanase is an endoglucuronidase that uniquely cleaves the heparan sulfate side chains of heparan sulfate proteoglycans. This activity ultimately alters the structural integrity of the ECM and basement membrane that becomes more prone to cellular invasion by metastatic cancer cells and cells of the immune system. In addition, enzymatically inactive heparanase was found to facilitate the proliferation and survival of cancer cells by activation of signaling molecules such as Akt, Src, signal transducer and activation of transcription (Stat), and epidermal growth factor receptor...
September 12, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914993/hyaluronan-incorporation-into-model-contact-lens-hydrogels-as-a-built-in-lubricant-effect-of-hydrogel-composition-and-proteoglycan-4-as-a-lubricant-in-solution
#18
Michael Samsom, Myrto Korogiannaki, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Heather Sheardown, Tannin A Schmidt
Contact lens friction significantly correlates with subjective comfort. Hyaluronan (HA) and proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) are natural boundary lubricants present in the body. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of crosslinked HA into the bulk of model contact lens materials pHEMA, pHEMA/TRIS, and DMAA/TRIS on surface wettability, protein sorption, and boundary lubricating properties at a material-cornea biointerface, both alone and synergistically with PRG4 in solution. Surface wettability was assessed by water contact angle measurement, protein sorption by lysozyme sorption assay, and boundary lubricating properties using an in vitro friction test method...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912302/prevention-of-renal-apob-retention-is-protective-against-diabetic-nephropathy-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibition
#19
Patricia G Wilson, Joel C Thompson, Meghan H Yoder, Richard Charnigo, Lisa R Tannock
Animal studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia and renal lipid accumulation contribute to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. We previously demonstrated that renal lipoproteins co-localize with biglycan, a renal proteoglycan. The purpose of this study was to determine if prevention of renal lipid (apoB) accumulation attenuates diabetic nephropathy. Biglycan deficient and biglycan wildtype Ldlr-/- mice were made diabetic via streptozotocin and fed a high cholesterol diet. As biglycan deficiency is associated with elevated TGF-b, in some experiments mice were injected with either the TGF-b neutralizing antibody 1D11 or with 13C4, an irrelevant control antibody...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910556/probing-the-influence-of-sibling-proteins-on-collagen-i-fibrillogenesis-and-denaturation
#20
Chengyu Jiang, Kevin Zurick, Chunlin Qin, Matthew T Bernards
Bone tissue is comprised of collagen, non-collagenous proteins, and hydroxyapatite and the SIBLING (small integrin binding, N-linked glycoprotein) family of proteins is the primary group of non-collagenous proteins. By replicating the native interactions between collagen and the SIBLING family of proteins at the interface of an implant, it is believed that a bone scaffold will more easily integrate with the surrounding tissue. In this work bone sialoprotein (BSP), osteopontin (OPN), dentin sialoprotein (DSP), dentin phosphoprotein (DPP), C-terminal fragment of dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1-C) and proteoglycan versions of DSP (DSP-PG) and DMP1 (DMP1-PG) were tested individually to determine their roles in collagen fibrillogenesis and the prevention of denaturation...
September 14, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
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