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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738525/mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-igf-1-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-laminin-gel-for-osteochondral-defects-in-rabbits
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Mudasir Bashir Gugjoo, Amarpal, Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail, Hari Prasad Aithal, Prakash Kinjavdekar, Abhijit Motiram Pawde, Gutulla Sai Kumar, Gutulla Taru Sharma
OBJECTIVE: Healing of articular cartilage is still a challenge due to its limited potential to regenerate. In the present study, we evaluated allogenic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) alone or in combination with growth factors, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in laminin scaffolds for healing of osteochondral defects. DESIGN: Osteochondral defects of 4mm (diameter) x 5mm (depth) were induced in the rabbit knee joints and treated with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS; control), BM-MSCs, BM-MSCs in laminin, BM-MSCs in laminin with IGF-1, or BM-MSCs in laminin with IGF-1 and TGF-β1 in 10 animals each...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736980/diverse-roles-for-glycosaminoglycans-in-neural-patterning
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REVIEW
Kristian Saied-Santiago, Hannes E Bülow
The nervous system coordinates the functions of most multicellular organisms and, their response to the surrounding environment. Its development involves concerted cellular interactions, including migration, axon guidance and synapse formation. These processes depend on the molecular constituents and structure of the extracellular matrices (ECM). An essential component of ECMs are proteoglycans, i.e. proteins containing unbranched glycan chains known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). A defining characteristic of GAGs is their enormous molecular diversity, created by extensive modifications of the glycans during their biosynthesis...
July 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735730/impressic-acid-from-acanthopanax-koreanum-possesses-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-down-regulating-capacity-and-protects-cartilage-destruction
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Hyun Lim, Dong Suk Min, Han Eul Yun, Kil Tae Kim, Ya Nan Sun, Le Duc Dat, Young Ho Kim, Hyun Pyo Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acanthopanax koreanum (Araliaceae) has been used in traditional medicine for enhancing vitality, rheumatism, and bone-related pains. But its activity on cartilage protection has not been known yet. AIM OF THE STUDY: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-13 has an important role in degrading cartilage materials under pathologic conditions such as arthritis. The present study was designed to find the inhibitory activity of impressic acid on MMP-13 expression and cartilage protective action...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725908/cyst-like-lesions-at-chondro-osseous-junction
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Zijun Zhang, Jeffrey Beckett, Lew Schon
This study described and histologically characterized a cyst-like lesion (CLL) at the chondro-osseous junction. Rat knees (n = 12), with or without excessive running-induced osteoarthritis (OA), were used for counting the incidence, morphological measurements, immunohistochemistry of the CLL. A typical CLL, appearing as a void space in the matrix, was located on the tidemark at the chondro-osseous junction. The content of the CLL included types II and VI collagen, proteoglycans but not intact chondrocytes. At least one CLL was found in 5/6 osteoarthritic knees and only 2/6 in the non-osteoarthritic knees...
July 19, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724774/histopathology-of-veins-obtained-at-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-surgery
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Charles E Alpers, Peter B Imrey, Kelly L Hudkins, Tomasz A Wietecha, Milena Radeva, Michael Allon, Alfred K Cheung, Laura M Dember, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Yan-Ting Shiu, Christi M Terry, Alik Farber, Gerald J Beck, Harold I Feldman, John W Kusek, Jonathan Himmelfarb
Stenosis from venous neointimal hyperplasia is common in native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). However, the preexisting histologic characteristics of veins at fistula creation, and associations thereof with baseline patient factors, have not been well characterized. In this study, we conducted histologic analysis of a segment of the vein used for anastomosis creation, obtained during AVF creation from 554 of the 602 participants in the multicenter Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Cohort Study. We quantified intimal and medial areas and lengths of the internal and external elastic lamina by morphometry and assessed venous wall cells by immunohistochemistry, extracellular matrix with Movat stain, and calcium deposition by alizarin red stain...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722668/coupling-to-a-cancer-selective-heparan-sulfate-targeted-branched-peptide-can-by-pass-breast-cancer-cell-resistance-to-methotrexate
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Lorenzo Depau, Jlenia Brunetti, Chiara Falciani, Silvia Scali, Giulia Riolo, Elisabetta Mandarini, Alessandro Pini, Luisa Bracci
Cancer-selective tetra-branched peptides, named NT4, can be coupled to different functional units for cancer cell imaging or therapy. NT4 peptides specifically bind to lipoprotein receptor-related proteins (LRP) receptors and to heparan sulfate chains on membrane proteoglycans and can be efficiently internalized by cancer cells expressing these membrane targets. Since binding and internalization of NT4 peptides is mediated by specific NT4 receptors on cancer cell membranes and this may allow drug resistance produced by drug membrane transporters to be by-passed, we tested the ability of drug-armed NT4 to by-pass drug resistance in cancer cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721300/extracellular-matrix-alterations-in-the-peyronie-s-disease
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Marcelo Silva Watanabe, Thérèse Rachel Theodoro, Natália Lima Coelho, Aline Mendes, Monica Luzia Pereira Leonel, Ana Maria Mader, Helena Bonciani Nader, Sidney Glina, Maria Aparecida Silva Pinhal
Peyronie's disease is characterized by fibrous plaque formation of the tunica albuginea, causing penile deformity and fertility problems. The aim of the present study was to investigate alterations in the extracellular matrix in Peyronie's disease. The study used tissues collected by surgical procedure from individuals that presented a well-established disease, while control samples were obtained by biopsies of fresh cadavers. Immunohistochemistry analysis followed by digital quantification was performed to evaluate TGF-β, heparanases and metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719551/annulus-fibrosus-repair-using-high-density-collagen-gel-an-in-vivo-ovine-model
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Brenton Pennicooke, Ibrahim Hussain, Connor Berlin, Stephen R Sloan, Brandon Borde, Yu Moriguchi, Gernot Lang, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Jonathan Cheetham, Lawrence J Bonassar, Roger Härtl
STUDY DESIGN: Ovine in vivo study. OBJECTIVE: To perform lateral approach lumbar surgery in an ovine model to administer an injectable riboflavin (RF) cross-linked high-density collagen (HDC) gel and to assess its ability to mitigate intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration after induced annulus fibrosus (AF) injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Biological-based injectable gels have shown efficacy in restoring biomechanical, radiographic, and histological parameters in IVD-injured animal models...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716818/intimal-hyperplasia-induced-by-vascular-intervention-causes-lipoprotein-retention-and-accelerated-atherosclerosis
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Siavash Kijani, Ana Maria Vázquez, Malin Levin, Jan Borén, Per Fogelstrand
Accelerated atherosclerosis diminishes the long term patency of vascular interventions, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and implantation of saphenous vein grafts. However, the cause of this accelerated atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that intimal hyperplasia formed following vascular intervention promotes retention of atherogenic lipoproteins. Intimal hyperplasia was surgically induced in the mouse common carotid artery. The surgery was combined with different mouse models of hypercholesterolemia to obtain different cholesterol levels and to control the onsets of hypercholesterolemia...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716813/inhibition-of-heparanase-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-cells-attenuates-their-proliferation-invasive-capacity-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth
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Argyris Spyrou, Soumi Kundu, Lulu Haseeb, Di Yu, Tommie Olofsson, Keith Dredge, Edward Hammond, Uri Barash, Israel Vlodavsky, Karin Forsberg-Nilsson
Curative therapy for medulloblastoma and other pediatric embryonal brain tumors has improved, but the outcome still remains poor and current treatment causes long-term complications. Malignant brain tumors infiltrate the healthy brain tissue and, thus despite resection, cells that have already migrated cause rapid tumor regrowth. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG), major components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), modulate the activities of a variety of proteins. The major enzyme that degrades HS, heparanase (HPSE), is an important regulator of the ECM...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716756/cartilage-specific-deletion-of-alk5-gene-results-in-a-progressive-osteoarthritis-like-phenotype-in-mice
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Quan Wang, Qiaoyan Tan, Wei Xu, Huabing Qi, Di Chen, Siru Zhou, Zhenhong Ni, Liang Kuang, Jingyuan Guo, Junlan Huang, Xianxing Wang, Zuqiang Wang, Nan Su, Liang Chen, Bo Chen, Wanling Jiang, Yu Gao, Hangang Chen, Xiaolan Du, Yangli Xie, Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/TGFβRII-Smad3 signaling is involved in articular cartilage homeostasis. However, the role of TGF-β/ALK5 signaling in articular cartilage homeostasis has not been fully defined. In this study, a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches was used to elucidate the role of ALK5 signaling in articular cartilage homeostasis and the development of osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Mice with inducible cartilage-specific deletion of Alk5 were generated to assess the role of ALK5 in OA development...
July 14, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716681/mri-magic-angle-effect-in-femorotibial-cartilages-of-the-red-kangaroo
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Tonima S Ali, Namal Thibbotuwawa, YuanTong Gu, Konstantin I Momot
OBJECTIVE: Kangaroo knee cartilages are robust tissues that can support knee flexion and endure high levels of compressive stress. This study aimed to develop a detailed understanding of the collagen architecture in kangaroo knee cartilages and thus obtain insights into the biophysical basis of their function. DESIGN: Cylindrical/square plugs from femoral and tibial hyaline cartilage and tibial fibrocartilage were excised from the knees of three adult red kangaroos...
July 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716393/combine-effect-of-chondroitinase-abc-and-low-level-laser-660nm-on-spinal-cord-injury-model-in-adult-male-rats
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Atousa Janzadeh, Arash Sarveazad, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Sima Dameni, Fazel Sahraneshin Samani, Kobra Mokhtarian, Farinaz Nasirinezhad
After spinal cord injury (SCI) there are many recoveries inhibiting factors such as chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) and inflammation. The present study investigated the combinational effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) as anti-inflammatory agent and Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) enzyme as CSPG digesting factor on spinal cord after injury. This study performed on 44 male Wistar rats, spinal cord injury induced by a clip compression injury. Animals received two-weeks treatment of 660nm low level laser (LLL) and intraspinal injection of 1μg ChABC...
July 14, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707014/doxycycline-and-its-quaternary-ammonium-derivative-for-adjuvant-therapies-of-chondrosarcoma
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Imen Miladi, Magali Vivier, Marie-Mélanie Dauplat, Morgane Chatard, Sophie Besse, Aurélien Vidal, Karine Chassain, Betty Jean, Christiane Forestier, Jean-Michel Chezal, Francoise Rédini, Francoise Degoul, Elisabeth Miot-Noirault
PURPOSE: This study was conducted during the development of innovative treatment targeting the microenvironment of chondrosarcoma. In this context, MMP inhibitors were conjugated with a quaternary ammonium (QA) function as a targeting ligand to proteoglycans of chondrosarcoma extracellular matrix. Here we report the proof of concept of this strategy applied to the MMP13 inhibitor, doxycycline (Dox). METHODS: A quaternary ammonium derivative of the MMP13 inhibitor doxycycline (QA-Dox) was synthesized, and its anticancer activity was evaluated in the Swarm rat chondrosarcoma (SRC) model compared with the parent drug doxycycline, in vitro and in vivo...
July 13, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706134/heparin-antagonizes-cisplatin-resistance-of-a2780-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-affecting-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Daniel Bastian Pfankuchen, Fabian Baltes, Tahira Batool, Jin-Ping Li, Martin Schlesinger, Gerd Bendas
Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), the guideline based drug for prophylaxis and treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis, was recently shown to sensitize cisplatin resistant A2780cis human ovarian cancer cells for cisplatin cytotoxicity upon 24 h pretreatment with 50 μg × mL-1 of the LMWH tinzaparin in vitro, equivalent to a therapeutic dosage. Thereby, LMWH induced sensitization by transcriptional reprogramming of A2780cis cells via not yet elucidated mechanisms that depend on cellular proteoglycans. Here we aim to illuminate the underlying molecular mechanisms of LMWH in sensitizing A2780cis cells for cisplatin...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700908/endothelial-glycocalyx-mediated-nitric-oxide-production-in-response-to-selective-afm-pulling
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Anne Marie W Bartosch, Rick Mathews, John M Tarbell
Nitric oxide (NO) is a regulatory molecule in the vascular system and its inhibition due to endothelial injury contributes to cardiovascular disease. The glycocalyx is a thin layer of glycolipids, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans on the surface of mammalian epithelial cells. Extracellular forces are transmitted through the glycocalyx to initiate intracellular signaling pathways. In endothelial cells (ECs), previous studies have shown the glycocalyx to be a significant mediator of NO production; degradation of the endothelial glycocalyx layer (EGL) drastically reduces EC production of NO in response to fluid shear stress...
July 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699510/cell-penetrating-peptides-a-promising-tool-for-the-cellular-uptake-of-macromolecular-drugs
#17
Peipei Zhu, Lan Jin
The lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane is a selective impermeable barrier for the internalization of most macromolecules. Cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) could cross the plasma membrane barrier to deliver various molecules into cells and are considered as a promising tool to deliver macromolecular drugs. However, the exact cellular uptake mechanisms of CPPs are still ambiguous. It was reported that the exact cellular uptake pathway was determined by numerous factors such as the amino acid sequences (hydrophobicity and net charge), extracellular CPP concentration, cargoes' properties, cell type and the temperature...
July 10, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699397/glioblastoma-exosomes-for-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-peripheral-ischemia
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Anthony Monteforte, Brian Lam, Michael B Sherman, Kayla Henderson, Andrew Sligar, Adrianne Spencer, Brian Tang, Andrew Dunn, Aaron B Baker
Peripheral ischemia as a result of occlusive vascular disease is a widespread problem in patients over the age of 65. Angiogenic therapies that can induce microvascular growth have great potential for providing a long lasting solution for patients with ischemia and would provide and an appealing alternative to surgical and percutaneous interventions. However, many angiogenic therapies have seen poor efficacy in clinical trials, suggesting that patients with long term peripheral ischemia have considerable therapeutic resistance to angiogenic stimuli...
July 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697896/binding-kinetics-and-lateral-mobility-of-hsv-1-on-end-grafted-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans
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Nadia Peerboom, Stephan Block, Noomi Altgärde, Olov Wahlsten, Stephanie Möller, Matthias Schnabelrauch, Edward Trybala, Tomas Bergström, Marta Bally
Many viruses, including herpes simplex (HSV), are recruited to their host cells via interaction between their envelope glycoproteins and cell-surface glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). This initial attachment is of a multivalent nature, i.e., it requires the establishment of multiple bonds between amino acids of viral glycoproteins and sulfated saccharides on the GAG chain. To gain understanding of how this binding process is modulated, we performed binding kinetics and mobility studies using end-grafted GAG chains that mimic the end attachment of these chains to proteoglycans...
July 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692037/srgn-tgf%C3%AE-2-regulatory-loop-confers-invasion-and-metastasis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Z Zhang, Y Deng, G Zheng, X Jia, Y Xiong, K Luo, Q Qiu, Ni Qiu, J Yin, M Lu, H Liu, Y Gu, Z He
Patients with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) are at a high risk for a recurrent or metastatic disease, and the molecular mechanisms associated with this risk are unclear. Proteoglycan serglycin (SRGN) proteins are involved in tumor metastasis, but their role in TNBC has not yet been elucidated. This study investigates the SRGN gene expression and how it regulates TGFβ2 and the downstream signaling of TGFβ2 in TNBC cells and tissues. Our results show that SRGN mRNA and protein expression levels were significantly higher in TNBC cell lines and tumor tissues than that in non-TNBC cells and tissues...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
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