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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727417/oxygen-dependent-lipid-profiles-of-3d-cultured-human-chondrocytes-revealed-by-maldi-msi
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Brenda Bakker, Gert B Eijkel, Ron M A Heeren, Marcel Karperien, Janine N Post, Berta Cillero Pastor
Articular cartilage is exposed to a gradient of oxygen levels ranging from 5% at the surface to 1% in the deepest layers. While most cartilage research is performed in supraphysiological oxygen levels (19-21%), culturing chondrocytes under hypoxic oxygen levels (≤ 8%) promotes the chondrogenic phenotype. Exposure of cells to various oxygen levels alters their lipid metabolism, but detailed studies examining how hypoxia affects lipid metabolism in chondrocytes are lacking. To better understand the chondrocyte's behavior in response to oxygen we cultured 3D pellets of human primary chondrocytes in normoxia (20% oxygen) and hypoxia (2...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727318/appropriate-cyclic-tensile-strain-promotes-biological-changes-of-cranial-base-synchondrosis-chondrocytes
#2
F Chu, Q Feng, Z Hu, G Shen
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to clarify biological changes of cranial base synchondrosis chondrocytes (CBSCs) upon cyclic tensile strain (CTS) loading which simulated orthopaedic mechanical protraction on cranial base synchondroses (CBS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A two-step digestion method was used to isolate CBSCs obtained from 1-week-old Sprague Dawley rats. Immunohistochemical staining of type II collagen and Sox9 was conducted to identify chondrocytes. A CTS of 1 Hz and 10% elongation was applied to the second passage of CBSCs by FX-5000™ Tension System for 24 hours...
August 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725908/cyst-like-lesions-at-chondro-osseous-junction
#3
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/28724217/chondroprotective-and-anti-nociceptive-effects-of-caffeoylquinic-acid-in-osteoarthritis-by-downregulating-catabolic-activity-and-oxidative-damage-in-chondrocytes
#4
Luping Liu, Yongmei Li
We evaluated the chondroprotective and anti-nociceptive effects of caffeoylquinic acid (CA) in a rat osteoarthritis (OA) model. Monosodium iodoacetate was injected intra-articularly in the rats to produce OA. The rats were divided into three groups: control, OA group, which received vehicle, and the CA-treated group, which received CA (50mg/kg, p.o.) for 14days. At the end of the protocol, pain was estimated by observing the paw withdrawal threshold and latency. Degeneration of cartilage was assessed through histomorphological and microscopical examination of joints...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723637/increasing-ucp2-expression-and-decreasing-nox1-4-expression-maintain-chondrocyte-phenotype-by-reducing-reactive-oxygen-species-production
#5
Yansong Miao, Yuefu Dong, Ping Huang, Xiang Zhao, Zhenyu Huang, Jufang Yao, He Li, Qingrong Xu
The aim of this study is to demonstrate that improving the mitochondrial function can inhibite the loss of chondrocyte phenotype by regulating the expression of uncoupling protein 2(UCP2) and NADPH oxidase1/4(NOX1/4) to reduce the production of reactive oxygen species(ROS). The effects of mitochondrial biogenesis "master regular" peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1α (PGC-1α), mitochondrial transcriptional factor A (TFAM), UCP2, and NOX1/4 on chondrocyte phenotype was examined. It was found that when the chondrocyte phenotype was lost, PGC-1α, UCP2, and TFAM expression decreased, while NOX1/4 expression increased...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722504/role-of-tenascin-c-in-articular-cartilage
#6
Masahiro Hasegawa, Toshimichi Yoshida, Akihiro Sudo
Tenascin-C (TN-C) is a glycoprotein component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). TN-C consists of four distinct domains, including the tenascin assembly domain, epidermal growth factor-like repeats, fibronectin type III-like repeats, and the fibrinogen-like globe (FBG) domain. This review summarizes the role of TN-C in articular cartilage. Expression of TN-C is associated with the development of articular cartilage but markedly decreases during maturation of chondrocytes and disappears almost completely in adult articular cartilage...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722162/cyanidin-suppresses-autophagic-activity-regulating-chondrocyte-hypertrophic-differentiation
#7
Zhen Cao, Song Huang, Ce Dou, Qiang Xiang, Shiwu Dong
Cartilage is a kind of special connective tissue which does not contain neither blood vessels nor lymphatics and nerves. Therefore, the damage in cartilage is difficult to be repaired spontaneously. Constructing tissue engineered cartilage provides a new technique for cartilage repairing. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess a unique capability of self-renew and can differentiate into pre-chondrocytes which are frequently applied as seed cells in tissue engineering. However, in regenerated cartilage the chondrocytes derived from MSCs can hardly maintain homeostasis and preferentially present hypertrophic like phenotype...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719734/tissue-engineering-of-a-composite-trachea-construct-using-autologous-rabbit-chondrocytes
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James E Dennis, Kristina G Bernardi, Thomas J Kean, Nelson E Liou, Tanya K Meyer
The repair of large tracheal segmental defects remains an unsolved problem. The goal of this study is to apply tissue engineering principles for the fabrication of large segmental trachea replacements. Engineered tracheal replacements composed of autologous cells ("neotracheas") were tested in a New Zealand White rabbit model. Neotracheas were formed in the rabbit neck by wrapping a silicone tube with consecutive layers of skin epithelium, platysma muscle and an engineered cartilage sheet, and allowing the construct to mature for 8-12 weeks...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719231/biologic-injections-for-osteoarthritis-and-articular-cartilage-damage-can-we-modify-disease
#9
Weilong J Shi, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Mayan Lendner, Kevin B Freedman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the literature to review the clinical results of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments (MSC) (biologics) for articular cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies involving biologic therapy for osteoarthritis or osteochondral defects. Only Level I-III clinical trials with at least 3-month follow-up were included...
July 18, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719196/thermoresponsive-elastin-b-collagen-like-peptide-bioconjugate-nanovesicles-for-targeted-drug-delivery-to-collagen-containing-matrices
#10
Tianzhi Luo, Michael A David, Lucas C Dunshee, Rebecca A Scott, Morgan A Urello, Christopher Price, Kristi L Kiick
Over the past few decades, (poly)peptide block copolymers have been widely employed in generating well-defined nanostructures as vehicles for targeted drug delivery applications. We previously reported the assembly of thermoresponsive nanovesicles from an elastin-b-collagen like peptide (ELP-CLP). The nanoparticles were observed to dissociate at elevated temperatures, despite the LCST-like behavior of the tethered ELP domain, which is suggested to be triggered by the unfolding of the CLP domain. Here, the potential of using the nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles for targeting collagen-containing matrices is evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718064/contribution-of-circulatory-disturbances-in-subchondral-bone-to-the-pathophysiology-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Roy K Aaron, Jennifer Racine, Jonathan P Dyke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the contributions of abnormal bone circulation to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Combining dynamic imaging with MRI and PET with previous observations reveals that venous stasis and a venous outlet syndrome is most likely the key circulatory pathology associated with the initiation or progression of osteoarthritis. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI and PET have revealed that venous outflow obstruction results in physicochemical changes in subchondral bone to which osteoblasts are responsive...
August 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717623/chondrocytes-treated-with-different-shock-wave-devices
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Angela Notarnicola, Florenzo Iannone, Giuseppe Maccagnano, Nuniza Lacarpia, Dorotea Bizzoca, Biagio Moretti
BACKGROUND: Shock wave treatment is used for several orthopedic diseases and there are different devices available. Until now, there have been no experimental studies on the effects of these different generators. METHODS: We carried out an experimental study to compare the effects of three focused generators (electro-magnetic, piezoelectric and electro-hydraulic) as well as a radial generator on healthy and osteoarthritis chondrocytes. RESULTS: By the analysis of our results, we may exclude significant differences between the different generators, even though there is a greater action specificity for electro-magnetic and piezoelectric generators...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716756/cartilage-specific-deletion-of-alk5-gene-results-in-a-progressive-osteoarthritis-like-phenotype-in-mice
#13
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/28715962/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-differentiation-capacity-of-postmortally-isolated-human-chondrocytes-influenced-by-different-growth-factors-and-oxygen-levels
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Anika Jonitz-Heincke, Annett Klinder, Diana Boy, Achim Salamon, Doris Hansmann, Juliane Pasold, Andreas Buettner, Rainer Bader
Objective In the present in vitro study, we analyzed the chondrogenic differentiation capacity of human chondrocytes postmortally isolated from unaffected knee cartilage by the addition of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and different oxygen levels. Design After 14 and 35 days, DNA concentrations and protein contents of Col1, Col2, aggrecan as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) of chondrocytes cultivated as pellet cultures were analyzed. Additionally, expression rates of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-associated differentiation markers were assessed in monolayer cultures...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715414/kinesin-1-promotes-chondrocyte-maintenance-during-skeletal-morphogenesis
#15
Adrian Santos-Ledo, Marina Garcia-Macia, Philip D Campbell, Marta Gronska, Florence L Marlow
During skeletal morphogenesis diverse mechanisms are used to support bone formation. This can be seen in the bones that require a cartilage template for their development. In mammals the cartilage template is removed, but in zebrafish the cartilage template persists and the bone mineralizes around the cartilage scaffold. Remodeling of unmineralized cartilage occurs via planar cell polarity (PCP) mediated cell rearrangements that contribute to lengthening of elements; however, the mechanisms that maintain the chondrocyte template that supports perichondral ossification remain unclear...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714570/human-osteoarthritic-chondrons-outnumber-patient-and-joint-matched-chondrocytes-in-hydrogel-culture-future-application-in-autologous-cell-based-oa-cartilage-repair
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Miriam Rothdiener, Tatiana Uynuk-Ool, Norbert Südkamp, Matthias Aurich, Alan J Grodzinsky, Bodo Kurz, Bernd Rolauffs
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is used in 34-60% for osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage defects, although ACI is neither recommended nor designed for OA. Envisioning a hydrogel-based ACI for OA that uses chondrons instead of classically used chondrocytes, we hypothesized that human OA-chondrons may outperform OA-chondrocytes. We compared patient- and joint surface-matched human OA-chondrons vs. OA-chondrocytes cultured for the first time in a hydrogel, using a self-assembling peptide system. We determined yield, viability, cell numbers, mRNA expression, GAPDH mRNA enzyme activity, collagen II synthesis (CPII) and degradation (C2C), and sGAG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714568/exposure-to-reversine-affects-the-chondrocyte-morphology-and-phenotype-in-vitro
#17
S Gasparini, F Villa, L Molfetta, E Repaci, P Castagnola, R Quarto, P Giannoni
Articular chondrocytes derived from osteoarthritic tissues (OA-HAC) show a severely reduced chondrogenic commitment. This impairment undermines their use for tissue-engineered cartilage repair, which relies on cell proliferation and growth to meet the therapeutic needs but also on efficient cell plasticity to recover the chondrogenic phenotype. Reversine (Rev), a 2,6-disubstituted purine inhibitor of spindle-assembly checkpoints, was described to convert differentiated mesenchymal cells to their undifferentiated precursors...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714548/role-of-the-protease-corin-in-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Haibin Zhou, Jinsong Zhu, Meng Liu, Qingyu Wu, Ningzheng Dong
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potency to differentiate into chondrocytes, osteocytes and adipocytes. Corin is a cardiac protease that activates the natriuretic peptides, thereby regulating blood volume and pressure. In addition to the heart, corin gene up-regulation was reported in bone marrow- and adipose tissue-derived MSCs that underwent osteogenic differentiation. To date, the biological significance of corin expression in MSC differentiation remains unknown. In this study, we isolated and cultured human bone marrow-derived MSCs that were capable of undergoing chondrogenic, osteogenic and adipogenic lineage differentiation...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714008/astragaloside-iv-protects-against-apoptosis-in-human-degenerative-chondrocytes-through-autophagy-activation
#19
Jianhong Liu, Qinggang Meng, Hanguang Jing, Sheng Zhou
Increased cell apoptosis in chondrocytes is a feature of degenerative cartilage. Astragaloside IV (AST) has been proven to possess an antiarthritic effect by preventing interleukin (IL)‑1β‑induced cartilage damage. However, the role of AST on chondrocyte apoptosis and its underlying mechanism remains unknown. In the present study, degenerative chondrocytes isolated from patients with osteoarthritis (OA) were subjected to AST and IL‑1β treatment. Results indicated that AST protected against chondrocyte apoptosis induced by IL‑1β...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713920/low%C3%A2-dose-halofuginone-inhibits-the-synthesis-of-type-i-collagen-without-influencing-type-ii-collagen-in-the-extracellular-matrix-of-chondrocytes
#20
Zeng Li, Hao Fei, Zhen Wang, Tianyi Zhu
Full‑thickness and large area defects of articular cartilage are unable to completely repair themselves and require surgical intervention, including microfracture, autologous or allogeneic osteochondral grafts, and autologous chondrocyte implantation. A large proportion of regenerative cartilage exists as fibrocartilage, which is unable to withstand impacts in the same way as native hyaline cartilage, owing to excess synthesis of type I collagen in the matrix. The present study demonstrated that low‑dose halofuginone (HF), a plant alkaloid isolated from Dichroa febrifuga, may inhibit the synthesis of type I collagen without influencing type II collagen in the extracellular matrix of chondrocytes...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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