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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448052/an-in-vitro-organ-culture-model-of-the-murine-intervertebral-disc
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Jennifer W Liu, Kevin H Lin, Christian Weber, Sameer Bhalla, Sean Kelso, Kaixi Wang, Simon Y Tang
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a significant contributor to low back pain. The IVD is a fibrocartilaginous joint that serves to transmit and dampen loads in the spine. The IVD consists of a proteoglycan-rich nucleus pulposus (NP) and a collagen-rich annulus fibrosis (AF) sandwiched by cartilaginous end-plates. Together with the adjacent vertebrae, the vertebrae-IVD structure forms a functional spine unit (FSU). These microstructures contain unique cell types as well as unique extracellular matrices...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436567/an-ultrastructural-study-of-chondroptosis-programmed-cell-death-in-degenerative-intervertebral-discs-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Li-Bo Jiang, Hai-Xiao Liu, Yu-Long Zhou, Sun-Ren Sheng, Hua-Zi Xu, En-Xing Xue
Apoptosis has been regarded to mediate intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD); however, the basic question of how the apoptotic bodies are cleared in the avascular intervertebral disc without phagocytes, which are essential to apoptosis, remains to be elucidated. Our goals were to investigate the ultrastructure of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells undergoing chondroptosis, a variant of apoptotic cell death, in a rabbit annular needle-puncture model of IDD. Experimental IDD was induced by puncturing discs with a 16-G needle in New Zealand rabbits...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433788/regulation-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-by-peptide-coupled-substrates
#3
Devin T Bridgen, Bailey V Fearing, Liufang Jing, Johannah Sanchez-Adams, Megan C Cohan, Farshid Guilak, Jun Chen, Lori A Setton
Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells are derived from the notochord and differ from neighboring cells of the intervertebral disc in phenotypic marker expression and morphology. Adult human NP cells lose this phenotype and morphology with age in a pattern that contributes to progressive disc degeneration and pathology. Select laminin-mimetic peptide ligands and substrate stiffnesses were examined for their ability to regulate human NP cell phenotype and biosynthesis through the expression of NP-specific markers aggrecan, N-cadherin, collagen types I and II, and GLUT1...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433710/down-regulation-of-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-expression-induces-death-of-human-annulus-fibrosus-cells-via-mitochondrial-and-death-receptor-pathways
#4
Xinghuo Wu, Kun Wang, Wenbin Hua, Shuai Li, Xianzhe Liu, Wei Liu, Yu Song, Yukun Zhang, Zengwu Shao, Cao Yang
Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) exerts its biological effects by participating in the regulation of glucose metabolism and cell apoptosis. The main goal of the present study was to investigate the expression of IAPP in degenerated intervertebral disc tissue and IAPP's modulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) catabolic and anabolic genes in human AF cells. We found that the expression of IAPP, the calcitonin receptor, and receptor activity modifying protein decreased considerably in AF cells during the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD)...
April 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432852/correlation-between-expression-of-high-temperature-requirement-serine-protease-a1-htra1-in-nucleus-pulposus-and-t2-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#5
Dapeng Li, Jiawei Yue, Lu Jiang, Yonghui Huang, Jifu Sun, Yan Wu
BACKGROUND Degrading enzymes play an important role in the process of disc degeneration. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between the expression of high temperature requirement serine protease A1 (HtrA1) in the nucleus pulposus and the T2 value of the nucleus pulposus region in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-six patients who had undergone surgical excision of the nucleus pulposus were examined by MRI before surgery. Pfirrmann grading of the target intervertebral disc was performed according to the sagittal T2-weighted imaging, and the T2 value of the target nucleus pulposus was measured according to the median sagittal T2 mapping...
April 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431805/lumbar-disc-degeneration-progression-in-young-women-in-their-20-s-a-prospective-ten-year-follow-up
#6
Hiroto Makino, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shoji Seki, Masato Nakano, Taketoshi Yasuda, Kayo Suzuki, Shiro Ikegawa, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is known to be the main cause of low back pain, although it is unclear how or when LDD progresses. The purpose of this study was to clarify the process and features of LDD progression in young women. METHODS: We enrolled 480 nursing students and carried out a prospective cohort study in 84 nursing students. MRI of the lumbar spine was taken once during their time as a student and again at 9.8 years (7-14) after the first MRI when they were working as nurses...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430387/age-related-reduction-in-the-expression-of-foxo-transcription-factors-and-correlations-with-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#7
Oscar Alvarez-Garcia, Tokio Matsuzaki, Merissa Olmer, Koichi Masuda, Martin K Lotz
Aging is a main risk factor for intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, the main cause of low back pain. FOXO transcription factors are important regulators of tissue homeostasis and longevity. Here, we determined the expression pattern of FOXO in healthy and degenerated human IVD and the associations with IVD degeneration during mouse aging. FOXO expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in normal and degenerated human IVD samples and in cervical and lumbar IVD from 6, 12, 24, and 36-month-old C57BL/6J mice...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429362/wnt11-overexpression-promote-adipose-derived-stem-cells-differentiating-to-the-nucleus-pulposus-like-phenotype
#8
H-T Chen, A-B Huang, Y-L He, J Bian, H-J Li
OBJECTIVE: Our present study aimed to evaluate the effects of Wnt11 overexpression on the adipose-derived stem (ADSCs) cells differentiation to the nucleus pulposus (NP) cells and its function in the ADSCs cells growth, proliferation and induction of the NP cells markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell growth was detected using the (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide) (MTT) assay and the cell cycle was assessed by the flow cytometry...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427393/correlation-between-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-paraspinal-muscle-atrophy-and-lumbar-facet-joints-degeneration-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
#9
Dong Sun, Peng Liu, Jie Cheng, Zikun Ma, Jingpei Liu, Tingzheng Qin
BACKGROUND: To assess the correlation between lumbar disc degeneration (LDD), multifidus muscle atrophy (LMA), and facet joints degeneration in patients with L4-L5 lumbar disc herniation (LDH). METHODS: Sixty patients with L4-L5 LDH diagnosed by a 1.5 T MRI scanner were enrolled in the study group and another 60 patients with non-specific back pain were enrolled in the control group. LDD, LMA, and facet joints degeneration were examined and analyzed independently by two independent orthopedic surgeons using T2-weighted images...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427186/microrna-494-promotes-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-degradation-in-degenerative-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
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Liang Kang, Cao Yang, Yu Song, Kangcheng Zhao, Wei Liu, Wenbin Hua, Kun Wang, Ji Tu, Shuai Li, Huipeng Yin, Yukun Zhang
PURPOSE: This study investigated the expression and function of the microRNA-494 in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). RESULTS: MicroRNA-494 expression was upregulated during IDD progression; its overexpression increased the expression of ECM catabolic factors such as matrix metalloproteinase and A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif in NP cells while decreasing that of anabolic genes such as type II collagen and aggrecan; it also induced the apoptosis of NP cells, as determined by flow cytometry...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425065/changes-in-perfusion-and-diffusion-in-the-endplate-regions-of-degenerating-intervertebral-discs-a-dce-mri-study
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Volkan Emre Arpinar, Scott D Rand, Andrew P Klein, Dennis J Maiman, L Tugan Muftuler
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April 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424050/in-the-quest-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-etiology-the-schmorl-s-nodes-model
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Janan Abbas, Viviane Slon, Dan Stein, Natan Peled, Israel Hershkovitz, Kamal Hamoud
BACKGROUND: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a common health problem in the elderly and usually associated with three-joint complex degeneration. Schmorl's nodes (SNs) are described as vertical herniation of the disc into the vertebral body through a weakened part of the end plate that can lead to disc degeneration. Since SNs can harm the spine unit stability, the association between DLSS and SNs is expected. The aim of this study is to shed light on the relationship between degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and SNs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422837/multilevel-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-multilevel-anterior-discectomy-and-fusion-a-meta-analysis
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Ting-Kui Wu, Bei-Yu Wang, Yang Meng, Chen Ding, Yi Yang, Ji-Gang Lou, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) has been developed as an alternative surgical procedure to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. However, patients with multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (MCDDD) are common in our clinic. Multilevel CDR is less established compared with multilevel ACDF. This study aims to compare the outcomes and evaluate safety and efficacy of CDR versus ACDF for the treatment of MCDDD...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416834/-efficacy-of-transforaminal-endoscopic-nerve-root-decompression-in-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Z R Yu, C D Li, S N Zhu, H L Sun, Y Zhao, L T Qi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of transforaminal endoscopic nerve root decompression for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS). METHODS: From July 2011 to April 2016, 96 cases of single segment DLSS were involved. All the patients had unilateral lower extremity neurological symptoms, signs, neurogenic intermittent claudication of less than 500 m. Imaging examinations (CT or MRI) or diagnostic nerve root block confirmed single segment degeneration. The mean age was (71...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416438/nsaid-use-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-what-are-the-effects-on-matrix-homeostasis-in-vivo
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Nicholas Vaudreuil, Tiffany Kadow, Takashi Yurube, Robert Hartman, Kevin Ngo, Qing Dong, Pedro Pohl, J Paulo Coelho, James Kang, Nam Vo, Gwendolyn Sowa
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents are a widely utilized treatment for low back pain (LBP). Literature on NSAID use in articular cartilage has shown detrimental effects; however, minimal data exist to detail the effects of NSAIDs in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). As IDD is a major cause of LBP, we explored the effects of indomethacin, a commonly used NSAID, on disc matrix homeostasis in an animal model of IDD. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of oral indomethacin administration on IDD in an in vivo rabbit model...
April 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413490/noninvasive-cumulative-axial-load-may-induce-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-potential-rabbit-model
#16
Xuedong Bai, Deli Wang, Mingyue Zhou, Cheng Xu, Wei Li, Hui Tao, Qing He, Dike Ruan
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is considered to be the main cause of many spinal disorders; however, its underlying pathophysiology is not clearly understood. Recent studies indicate that excessive mechanical loading may serve a major role in the initiation of IDD. The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of noninvasive cumulative axial loading on the intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine using a novel rabbit model. Rabbits in the experimental group were placed into individual tubes specifically designed to force maintenance of an upright posture and were loaded with a heavy collar to increase the intradiscal pressure of their lumbar spine...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412773/massive-subretinal-and-subretinal-pigment-epithelial-hemorrhage-displacement-with-perfluorocarbon-liquid-using-a-two-step-vitrectomy-technique
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Efrat Fleissig, Adiel Barak, Michaela Goldstein, Anat Loewenstein, Shulamit Schwartz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and visual outcome of massive submacular hemorrhage (SMH) displacement with a planned two-step pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) tamponade. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients with age related macular degeneration and SMH was used. All patients underwent a 23G PPV, subretinal tPA injection and a medium term PFCL tamponade...
April 15, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411026/drp1-mediates-compression-induced-programmed-necrosis-of-rat-nucleus-pulposus-cells-by-promoting-mitochondrial-translocation-of-p53-and-nuclear-translocation-of-aif
#18
Hui Lin, Lei Zhao, Xuan Ma, Bai-Chuan Wang, Xiang-Yu Deng, Min Cui, Song-Feng Chen, Zeng-Wu Shao
Compression-induced programmed cell death of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells is an important contributor to intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a crucial mitochondrial fission protein, triggers programmed necrosis upon cellular injury. However, limited information is available about the role of Drp1 in compression-induced programmed necrosis of NP cells. In the present study, we found that compression resulted in upregulation and mitochondrial translocation of Drp1. Inhibition of Drp1 by siRNA or mitochondrial division inhibitor 1 (mdivi-1) effectively prevented the programmed necrosis of NP cells treated with compression...
May 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409653/constitutive-expression-of-il-22-in-the-human-intervertebral-disc-and-its-reduction-by-exposure-to-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-vitro
#19
H E Gruber, E Marrero, J A Ingram, G L Hoelscher, E N Hanley
The importance of cytokines in disc degeneration is well recognized. Little is known about IL-22 expression in the human intervertebral disc. We investigated IL-22 immuno-localization in disc tissue, and molecular expression and production of IL-22 by annulus cells cultured in three-dimensional (3D) culture. We examined human disc tissue using immunohistochemistry and we cultured isolated annulus cells in 3D to analyze IL-22 expression and production, and its receptor, IL-22R, in conditioned media. Ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) also was used to identify significant gene expression networks within the molecular data...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409199/disc-degeneration-on-mri-is-more-prevalent-in-young-elite-skiers-compared-to-controls
#20
Wisam A Witwit, Peter Kovac, Anna Sward, Cecilia Agnvall, Carl Todd, Olof Thoreson, Hanna Hebelka, Adad Baranto
PURPOSE: Evidence-based facts regarding spine abnormalities and back pain are needed in order to develop rehabilitation programs and prevent spine injuries in young skiers. The aim therefore is to identify MRI changes in the thoraco-lumbar spine and the lifetime prevalence of back pain, as well as the association between them, in young skiers compared to non-athletes. METHODS: Seventy-five young elite alpine and mogul skiers, age range 16-20 years, were compared with 27 non-athletic controls...
April 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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