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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746197/role-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-lumbar-disc-degeneration
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Yu Wang, Xiao-Dong Yi, Chun-De Li
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the role of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) in the pathogenesis of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). METHODS: Nucleus pulposus tissues were collected from 77 LDD patients (the case group), in addition, normal tissues were extracted from 21 patients suffering from lumbar fractures (the control group). Immunohistochemistry was applied in order to detect TSLP positive expression. In accordance with varying transfection, the cells were divided into TSLP-siRNA, TSLP-siRNA + TSLPR-siRNA, control, blank, anti-TSLPR, and IgG groups...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744842/the-quantitative-structural-and-compositional-analyses-of-degenerating-intervertebral-discs-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
#2
Kevin H Lin, Simon Y Tang
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is susceptible to degenerative changes that are associated with low back pain. Murine models are often used to investigate the mechanistic changes in the development, aging, and diseased states of the IVD, yet the detection of early degenerative changes in structure is challenging because of the minute size of the murine IVDs. Histology is the gold standard for examining the IVD structure, but it is susceptible to sectioning artifacts, spatial biases, and requires the destructive preparation of the sample...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742758/the-effect-of-an-adjustable-hinged-operating-table-on-lumbar-lordosis-during-lumbar-surgery
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Arjun Sebastian, Amin Ahmed, Brian Vernon, Emily C Nguyen, Ilyas Aleem, Michelle J Clarke, Bradford L Currier, Paul Anderson, Mohamad Bydon, Ahmad Nassr
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study OBJECTIVES.: Quantify the amount of lumbar lordosis achieved on a hinged operative table in neutral, flexion, and extension. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hinged operative tables may allow surgeons to adjust lumbar spine positioning intraoperatively. The amount of lumbar lordosis in neutral, flexion, and extension positions has not been quantified prospectively using a hinged table. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing elective lumbar surgery were enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742099/variants-of-acan-are-associated-with-severity-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
INTRODUCTION: Disc herniation is a complex spinal disorder associated with disability and high healthcare cost. Lumbar disc herniation is strongly associated with disc degeneration. Candidate genes of the aggrecan metabolic pathway may associate with the severity of lumbar disc herniation. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) of the candidate genes of the aggrecan metabolic pathway with the severity of lumbar disc herniation in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736380/-association-of-fasl-844t-c-gene-polymorphism-with-fasl-expression-in-the-nucleus-pulposus-of-degenerative-lumbar-intervertebral-discs
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Zheng-Ming Sun, Pengmaojiacuo Pengmaojiacuo, Hong-Hai Xu, Yan-Hai Chang, Xue-Yuan Wu, Xiang-Hui Dong, Ming Ling
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of FasL-844T/C gene polymorphism with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and FasL expression in the nucleus pulposus of degenerative lumbar intervertebral discs. METHODS: Lumbar MRI data, venous blood and nucleus pulposus were collected from 105 patients with lumbar disc herniation. The genotypes of FasL-844T/C gene of the patients were determined using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735027/translation-of-an-injectable-triple-interpenetrating-network-hydrogel-for-intervertebral-disc-regeneration-in-a-goat-model
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Sarah E Gullbrand, Thomas P Schaer, Prateek Agarwal, Justin R Bendigo, George R Dodge, Weiliam Chen, Dawn M Elliott, Robert L Mauck, Neil R Malhotra, Lachlan J Smith
Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is a progressive cascade of cellular, compositional and structural changes that is frequently associated with low back pain. As the first signs of disc degeneration typically arise in the disc's central nucleus pulposus (NP), augmentation of the NP via hydrogel injection represents a promising strategy to treat early to mid-stage degeneration. The purpose of this study was to establish the translational feasibility of a triple interpenetrating network hydrogel composed of dextran, chitosan, and teleostean (DCT) for augmentation of the degenerative NP in a preclinical goat model...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733922/effect-of-collagen-fibre-orientation-on-intervertebral-disc-torsion-mechanics
#7
Bo Yang, Grace D O'Connell
The intervertebral disc is a complex fibro-cartilaginous material, consisting of a pressurized nucleus pulposus surrounded by the annulus fibrosus, which has an angle-ply structure. Disc injury and degeneration are noted by significant changes in tissue structure and function, which significantly alters stress distribution and disc joint stiffness. Differences in fibre orientation are thought to contribute to changes in disc torsion mechanics. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of collagen fibre orientation on internal disc mechanics under compression combined with axial rotation...
July 21, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733301/a-3d-navigation-template-for-guiding-a-unilateral-lumbar-pedicle-screw-with-contralateral-translaminar-facet-screw-fixation-a-study-protocol-for-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trials
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Zhen-Xuan Shao, Wei He, Shao-Qi He, Sheng-Lei Lin, Zhe-Yu Huang, Hong-Chao Tang, Wen-Fei Ni, Xiang-Yang Wang, Ai-Min Wu
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of lumbar disc degeneration disease has increased in recent years. Lumbar interbody fusion using two unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw fixation has advantages of minimal invasiveness and lower costs compared with the traditional methods. Moreover, a method guided by a three-dimensional (3D) navigation template may help us improve the surgical accuracy and the success rate. This is the first randomised study using a 3D navigation template to guide a unilateral lumbar pedicle screw with contralateral translaminar facet screw fixation...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719872/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-total-disc-replacement-a-comparison-with-the-general-population
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Pablo Clavel, Gheorghe Ungureanu, Ignasia Catalá, Guillermo Montes, Xavier Málaga, Moisés Ríos
OBJECTIVES: In up to half of the cases, low back pain (LBP) is thought to be related to a degeneration of the lumbar disc. Lumbar total disc replacement (LTDR) emerged as an alternative to fusion, but its use and indications are still subject to debate. The purpose of this paper was to compare Health-related Quality of life (HRQOL) in patients undergoing LTDR for one or two-level degenerative disc disease (DDD) with the paired age and gender general population values and to assess functional disability and residual pain at one year after the surgical procedure...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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/28719550/does-an-annular-puncture-influence-the-herniation-path-an-in-vitro-mechanical-and-structural-investigation
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Vonne M van Heeswijk, Ashvin Thambyah, Peter A Robertson, Neil D Broom
STUDY DESIGN: A study of mechanically-induced herniation in punctured ovine discs followed by structural analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an annular puncture influences the path that herniation takes by providing direct passage for nucleus through the annulus and therefore whether it increases the risk of acute herniation from overload at the site of damage independent of any longer-term degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: 10 years after treatment with discography both degenerative changes and frequency of herniation have been shown to increase compared to untreated discs...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719048/developmental-mechanisms-of-intervertebral-disc-and-vertebral-column-formation
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Lisa Y Lawson, Brian D Harfe
The vertebral column consists of repeating units of ossified vertebrae that are adjoined by fibrocartilagenous intervertebral discs. These structures form from the embryonic notochord and somitic mesoderm. In humans, congenital malformations of the vertebral column include scoliosis, kyphosis, spina bifida, and Klippel Feil syndrome. In adulthood, a common malady affecting the vertebral column includes disc degeneration and associated back pain. Indeed, recent reports estimate that low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide...
July 18, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719035/melatonin-inhibits-nucleus-pulposus-np-cell-proliferation-and-extracellular-matrix-ecm-remodeling-via-the-melatonin-membrane-receptors-mediated-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Zheng Li, Xingye Li, Chong Chen, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu, Jianxiong Shen
Pinealectomy in vertebrates accelerated intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). However, the potential mechanisms, particularly, melatonin's role is still to be clarified. In this study, for first time, melatonin membrane receptors of MT1 and MT2 were found to be present in the human intervertebral disc tissues and nucleus pulposus (NP) cells, respectively. Melatonin treatment significantly inhibited NP cell proliferation in dose- dependent manner. Accordingly, melatonin down-regulated gene expression of cyclin D1, PCNA, matrix metallopeptidases-3 and -9 and upregulated gene expression of collagen type II alpha 1 chain and aggrecan in NP cells...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716711/epigenetic-silencing-of-mirna-143-regulates-apoptosis-by-targeting-bcl2-in-human-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#14
Kangcheng Zhao, Yukun Zhang, Kang Liang, Yu Song, Kun Wang, Shuai Li, Xinghuo Wu, Wenbin Hua, Zengwu Shao, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNAs can regulate the apoptosis of various cells. Apoptosis of nucleus pulposus cells plays an important role in the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether microRNA-143 (miRNA-143) is involved in the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration. In this study, the expression of miRNA-143 and its biological modulatory effects were examined. Messenger RNA and protein expression of miRNA-143 and B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) in both normal and degenerative disc tissues was determined by using RT-PCR and western-blot assays...
July 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715865/chitosan-oligosaccharides-protect-nucleus-pulposus-cells-from-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-apoptosis-in-a-rat-experimental-model
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Peng Jia, Ling Yu, Chunjie Tao, Guo Dai, Zhengpei Zhang, Shiqing Liu
Chitosan has been investigated for its protective effect on nucleus pulposus (NP) cells against intervertebral disc degeneration(IDD), but its high molecular weight prohibits its clinical application. The low molecular derivatives, chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) are easier to absorb; however, the protective effect of COS against IDD remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of COS on NP degeneration. NP cells derived from rats were treated with H2O2 to induce an IDD-like transition. Then, COS was used to pre-treat cells before administering H2O2 and changes occurring in the cells were observed...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713050/the-biomechanical-impact-of-the-facet-tropism-on-the-intervertebral-disc-and-facet-joints-in-the-cervical-spine
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Xin Rong, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yuxiao Deng, Hua Chen, Yang Meng, Weijie Yan, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The facet tropism is defined as the angular difference between the left and right facet orientation. The facet tropism was suggested to be associated with the disc degeneration and facet degeneration in the lumbar spine. However, little is known about the relationship between the facet tropism and pathological changes in the cervical spine and the mechanism behind. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the biomechanical impact of the facet tropism on the intervertebral disc and facet joints...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711584/biomarkers-reflect-differences-in-osteoarthritis-phenotypes-of-the-lumbar-spine-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
#17
Adam P Goode, Amanda E Nelson, Virginia B Kraus, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in biomarker levels between radiographic phenotypes of facet joint osteoarthritis (FOA) only, spine OA only ((disc space narrowing (DSN) and vertebral osteophytes (OST)) or the combination of FOA and spine OA. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of data from 555 participants in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project was performed. Lumbar spine levels were graded by severity (OST and DSN) and presence (FOA) of degeneration. Biomarkers included hyaluronan (HA) and type II collagen (CTX-II)...
July 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709868/protective-effect-of-p53-on-the-viability-of-intervertebral-disc-nucleus-pulposus-cells-under-low-glucose-condition
#18
Xifeng Xiong, Libing Dai, Weiguo Liang, Jinli Zhang, Shengnan Qin, Wenjuan Cao, Dongping Ye, Peihong Liang, Zhihe Liu
P53 is a famous cancer suppressor and plays key roles in metabolism. Intervertebral disc (IVD) is the largest avascular cartilaginous structure in humans and its degeneration is a common cause of spine diseases initiated from damaged nucleus pulposus (NP) cells. The potential cause of disc degeneration has been attributed to aging, genetic factors, mechanical factors and nutrition. In this study, we found that p53 decreased and leaked to the cytoplasm in NP cells as the glucose level decreases, in contrast to cancer cells in which p53 increases and concentrates to the nuclei...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706282/retinal-degeneration-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-scanning-laser-polarimetry
#19
Birthe Stemplewitz, Robert Kromer, Eik Vettorazzi, Ute Hidding, Andreas Frings, Carsten Buhmann
This cross-sectional study compared the retinal morphology between patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and healthy controls. (The retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) around the optic disc and the retina in the macular area of 22 PSP patients and 151 controls were investigated by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Additionally, the RNFL and the nerve fiber index (NFI) were measured by scanning laser polarimetry (SLP). Results of RNFL measurements with SD-OCT and SLP were compared to assess diagnostic discriminatory power...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705727/the-piezo1-protein-ion-channel-functions-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-cell-apoptosis-by-regulating-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-signal-pathway
#20
Xiao-Fei Li, Ping Leng, Zhao Zhang, Hai-Ning Zhang
The Piezo1 protein ion channel is a novel mechanical stretch-activated ion channel (SAC) closely related to mechanical signals. Mechanotransduction plays a crucial role in organ development and homeostasis. Previous studies identified Piezo1 and demonstrated that it is distinct from other ion channels with well-established roles in lower organisms. Mechanical stretch-activated ion channels from other organisms are not conserved in mammals or do not act as mechanically activated channels in mammals. In the current study, we explored the role of the Piezo1 ion channel in human nucleus pulposus cell (NP cell) apoptosis through mechanical force-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and endoplasmic reticulum stress...
July 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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