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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332174/a-friend-in-knee-ccn3-may-inhibit-osteoarthritis-progression
#1
Alex Peidl
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major clinical problem among the ageing population, yet no disease-modifying treatments currently exist. This issue arises, in part, due to the complex processes occurring in the microenvironment of articular cartilage that lead to osteoarthritic changes. Gaining a better understanding of these processes is crucial in developing a viable therapy for OA. A recent report in Journal of Bone Mineral Metabolism by Janune et al. (J Bone Miner Metab 35:582-597, 2016) suggests a novel role for CCN3 in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular cartilage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331761/prevention-of-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-by-oral-treatment-with-withaferin-a
#2
Dharmendra Choudhary, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Priyanka Kothari, Ashwni Verma, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Ritu Trivedi
Withaferin A (WFA), a highly oxygenated withanolide is used for anti-osteoporotic, fracture healing, obesity control as medicine and dietary supplement in Ayurveda and Unani medicine but its potential remains to be investigate for the osteoarthritis studies. In the present study, chondro-protective effects of WFA, under in vitro and in vivo conditions were evaluated. In-vitro pharmacological activity of WFA was tested on rat articular chondrocytes through MTT, DPPH, different staining, FACS and translation studies...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330730/scaffold-free-tissue-engineering-for-injured-joint-surface-restoration
#3
REVIEW
Kazunori Shimomura, Wataru Ando, Hiromichi Fujie, David A Hart, Hideki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Nakamura
Articular cartilage does not heal spontaneously due to its limited healing capacity, and thus effective treatments for cartilage injuries has remained challenging. Since the first report by Brittberg et al. in 1994, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been introduced into the clinic. Recently, as an alternative for chondrocyte-based therapy, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based therapy has received considerable research attention because of the relative ease in handling for tissue harvest, and subsequent cell expansion and differentiation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329888/associations-between-cartilage-proteoglycan-density-and-patient-outcomes-12months-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#4
Brian Pietrosimone, Daniel Nissman, Darin A Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Matthew S Harkey, Robert A Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Kaitlin Healy, Randy Schmitz, Jeffrey B Driban, Steve W Marshall, Joanne M Jordan, Jeffrey T Spang
BACKGROUND: Lower proteoglycan density (PGD) of the articular cartilage may be an early marker of osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACL-R). The purpose this study was to determine associations between the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS) and PGD of the articular cartilage in the femur and tibia 12-months following ACL-R. METHODS: We evaluated KOOS pain, symptoms, function in activities of daily living (ADL), function in sport and recreation (Sport), and quality of life (QOL), as well as PGD using T1rho magnetic resonance imaging in 18 individuals 12...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329878/course-dose-and-stage-dependent-toxic-effects-of-prenatal-dexamethasone-exposure-on-fetal-articular-cartilage-development
#5
Ze Chen, Zhe Zhao, Yunzepeng Li, Xingyu Zhang, Bin Li, Liaobin Chen, Hui Wang
Dexamethasone, a synthetic long-acting glucocorticoid, is routinely used for treating mothers at risk for preterm delivery. However, intrauterine overexposure to glucocorticoids induces low birth weight and cartilage dysplasia in offspring. Also, the "critical window" and safe dose of this treatment are largely unknown. This study investigated the course-, dose-, and stage-dependent toxic effects and the possible mechanisms of prenatal dexamethasone exposure (PDE) on fetal development and articular cartilage development...
January 9, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329496/positive-feedback-regulation-of-subchondral-h-type-vessel-formation-by-chondrocyte-promotes-osteoarthritis-development-in-mice
#6
Jiansen Lu, Haiyan Zhang, Daozhang Cai, Chun Zeng, Pinglin Lai, Yan Shao, Hang Fang, Delong Li, Jiayao Ouyang, Chang Zhao, Denghui Xie, Bin Huang, Jian Yang, Yu Jiang, Xiaochun Bai
Vascular-invasion-mediated interactions between activated articular chondrocytes and subchondral bone are essential for osteoarthritis (OA) development. Here, we determined the role of nutrient sensing mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling in the crosstalk across the bone cartilage interface and its regulatory mechanisms. Then mice with chondrocyte-specific mTORC1 activation (Tsc1 CKO and Tsc1 CKOER ) or inhibition (Raptor CKOER ) and their littermate controls were subjected to OA induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) or not...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326062/functional-effects-of-an-interpenetrating-polymer-network-on-articular-cartilage-mechanical-properties
#7
Janne Ta Mäkelä, Benjamin G Cooper, Rami K Korhonen, Mark W Grinstaff, Brian D Snyder
OBJECTIVE: Depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and degradation of collagen network are early hallmarks of osteoarthritis. Currently, there are no chondroprotective therapies that mitigate the loss of GAGs or effectively restore the collagen network. Recently, a novel polymeric cartilage supplement was described that forms a charged interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) reconstituting the hydrophilic properties of the extracellular matrix. To investigate the mechanism by which this hydrophilic IPN improves articular cartilage material properties, a finite element (FE) model is used to evaluate the IPN's effect on the fibrillar collagen network, nonfibrillar matrix, and interstitial fluid flow...
January 8, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324234/sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediates-the-therapeutic-effects-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-microvesicles-on-articular-cartilage-defect
#8
Chuan Xiang, Kun Yang, Zhiyong Liang, Yulong Wan, Yanwei Cheng, Dong Ma, Heng Zhang, Weiyu Hou, Panfeng Fu
Microvesicles (MVs) are emerging as a new mechanism of intercellular communication by transferring cellular components to target cells, yet their function in disease is just being explored. However, the therapeutic effects of MVs in cartilage injury and degeneration remain unknown. We found MVs contained high levels of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) compared with the original bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The enrichment of S1P in MVs was mediated by sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1), but not by sphingosine kinase 2 (SphK2)...
December 15, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323942/comparison-of-juvenile-allogenous-articular-cartilage-and-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-versus-microfracture-with-and-without-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-arthroscopic-treatment-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
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Sydney C Karnovsky, Bridget DeSandis, Amgad M Haleem, Carolyn M Sofka, Martin O'Malley, Mark C Drakos
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and radiographic outcomes of patients who received juvenile allogenic chondrocyte implantation with autologous bone marrow aspirate (JACI-BMAC) for treatment of talar osteochondral lesions with those of patients who underwent microfracture (MF). METHODS: A total of 30 patients who underwent MF and 20 who received DeNovo NT for JACI-BMAC treatment between 2006 and 2014 were included. Additionally, 17 MF patients received supplemental BMAC treatment...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323710/blocking-pi3k-akt-signaling-inhibits-bone-sclerosis-in-subchondral-bone-and-attenuates-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
#10
Chuangxin Lin, Yan Shao, Chun Zeng, Chang Zhao, Hang Fang, Liping Wang, Jianying Pan, Liangliang Liu, Weizhong Qi, Xiaofeng Feng, Hong Qiu, Haiyang Zhang, Yuhui Chen, Hong Wang, Daozhang Cai, Cory J Xian
PI3K/AKT signaling is essential in regulating pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). However, its potential modulatory role in early OA progression has not been investigated yet. Here, a mouse destabilization OA model in the tibia was used to investigate roles of PI3K/AKT signaling in the early subchondral bone changes and OA pathological process. We revealed a significant increase in PI3K/AKT signaling activation which was associated with aberrant bone formation in tibial subchondral bone following destabilizing the medial meniscus (DMM), which was effectively prevented by treatment with PI3K/AKT signaling inhibitor LY294002...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323204/calcium-phosphate-complex-increased-during-subchondral-bone-remodeling-affects-earlystage-osteoarthritis
#11
Youn-Kwan Jung, Min-Su Han, Hye-Ri Park, Eun-Ju Lee, Ji-Ae Jang, Gun-Woo Kim, Sun-Young Lee, DaeWon Moon, Seungwoo Han
An activation of osteoclasts and subchondral bone remodeling is a major histologic feature of early-stage osteoarthritis (OA), which can be accompanied by an increase of calcium (Ca) and phosphate (Pi) level in the subchondral milieu. Considering articular cartilage gets most of nutrition from subchondral bone by diffusion, these micro-environmental changes in subchondral bone can affect the physiology of articular chondrocytes. Here, we have shown that Ca is increased and co-localized with Pi in articular cartilage of early-stage OA...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322877/topographical-variation-of-human-femoral-articular-cartilage-thickness-t1rho-and-t2-relaxation-times-is-related-to-local-loading-during-walking
#12
Sam Van Rossom, Mariska Wesseling, Dieter Van Assche, Ilse Jonkers
Objective Early detection of degenerative changes in the cartilage matrix composition is essential for evaluating early interventions that slow down osteoarthritis (OA) initiation. T1rho and T2 relaxation times were found to be effective for detecting early changes in proteoglycan and collagen content. To use these magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, it is important to document the topographical variation in cartilage thickness, T1rho and T2 relaxation times in a healthy population. As OA is partially mechanically driven, the relation between these MRI-based parameters and localized mechanical loading during walking was investigated...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322876/study-of-telomere-length-in-preimplanted-cultured-chondrocytes
#13
Juan Manuel López-Alcorocho, Isabel Guillén-Vicente, Elena Rodríguez-Iñigo, Marta Guillén-Vicente, Tomás Fernando Fernández-Jaén, Rosa Caballero, Mercedes Casqueiro, Pilar Najarro, Steve Abelow, Pedro Guillén-García
Design In the process of cell division, the extremes of the eukaryotic chromosomes are progressively shortening, and this phenomenon is related to cell degeneration and senescence. The treatment of cartilage lesions with autologous chondrocytes implies that cells proliferate in an artificial environment. We have studied the viability of cultured chondrocytes after measurement of their telomere length before implantation. Methods Articular cartilage biopsies (B1, B2, and B3) were obtained from 3 patients (2 males and 1 female) with knee cartilage defects, who were going to be treated with chondrocyte implantation...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319178/glucose-enhances-aggrecan-expression-in-chondrocytes-via-the-pkc%C3%AE-p38-mir141-3p-signaling-pathway
#14
REVIEW
Tsung-Ju Wu, Yi-Chin Fong, Chih-Yang Lin, Yuan-Li Huang, Chih-Hsin Tang
Aggrecan is a high molecular weight proteoglycan that plays a critical role in cartilage structure and the function of joints, providing intervertebral disc and cartilage with the ability to resist compressive loads. Aggrecan degradation in articular cartilage is a significant event in early-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Currently, no effective treatment exists for OA other than pain relief. Dextrose (D-glucose) prolotherapy has shown promising activity in the treatment of different musculoskeletal disorders, including OA...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318429/effect-of-intra-articular-injection-of-intermediate-weight-hyaluronic-acid-on-hip-and-knee-cartilage-in-vivo-evaluation-using-t2-mapping
#15
Giulio Ferrero, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Francesco Fiz, Emanuele Fabbro, Angelo Corazza, Daniele Dettore, Davide Orlandi, Carlo Castellazzo, Stefano Tornago, Giovanni Serafini
OBJECTIVES: We used T2 mapping to quantify the effect of intra-articular hyaluronic acid administration (IAHAA) on cartilage with correlation to clinical symptoms. METHODS: One hundred two patients with clinical and MRI diagnosis of hip or knee grade I-III chondropathy were prospectively included. All patients received a standard MRI examination of the affected hip/knee (one joint/patient) and T2-mapping multiecho sequence for cartilage evaluation. T2 values of all slices were averaged and used for analysis...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316363/exploiting-advanced-hydrogel-technologies-to-address-key-challenges-in-regenerative-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Daniel A Foyt, Michael D A Norman, Tracy T L Yu, Eileen Gentleman
Regenerative medicine aims to tackle a panoply of challenges from repairing focal damage to articular cartilage to preventing pathological tissue remodeling after myocardial infarction. Hydrogels are water-swollen networks formed from synthetic or naturally derived polymers and are emerging as important tools to address these challenges. Recent advances in hydrogel chemistries are enabling researchers to create hydrogels that can act as 3D ex vivo tissue models, allowing them to explore fundamental questions in cell biology by replicating tissues' dynamic and nonlinear physical properties...
January 9, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315792/association-between-smad3-gene-rs12901499-polymorphism-and-knee-osteoarthritis-in-a-chinese-population
#17
Li Zhang, Limin Zhang, Haiqin Zhang, Wenjun Wang, You Zhao
BACKGROUND: Many studies have revealed that transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signals play important roles in maintaining normal status of articular cartilage in human osteoarthritis (OA). However, SMAD3 had inhibitory effect on TGF-β-induced chondrocyte maturation. METHOD: To evaluate the association of SMAD3 genetic variants with the risk of knee OA, we conducted this hospital-based case-control study involving 350 knee patients with OA and 400 controls in a Chinese population...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314205/cdc42-is-essential-for-both-articular-cartilage-degeneration-and-subchondral-bone-deterioration-in-experimental-osteoarthritis
#18
Xinhua Hu, Xing Ji, Mengting Yang, Shihao Fan, Jirong Wang, Meiping Lu, Wei Shi, Liu Mei, Chengyun Xu, Xueying Fan, Musaddique Hussain, Jingyu Du, Junsong Wu, Ximei Wu
Cdc42, a member of Rho family small GTPases, is critical for cartilage development. We investigated the roles of Cdc42 in osteoarthritis and explored the potential mechanism underlying Cdc42-mediated articular cartilage degeneration and subchondral bone deterioration. Cdc42 is highly expressed in both articular cartilage and subchondral bone in a mouse osteoarthritis model with surgical destabilisation of the medial meniscus (DMM) in the knee joints. Specifically, genetic disruption of Cdc42, knockdown of Cdc42 expression, or inhibition of Cdc42 activity robustly attenuates the DMM-induced destruction, hypertrophy, high expression of matrix metallopeptidase-13 and collagen X, and activation of Stat3 in articular cartilages...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313825/microspheres-containing-decellularized-cartilage-induce-chondrogenesis-i-in-vitro-i-and-remain-functional-after-incorporation-within-a-poly-caprolactone-filament-useful-for-fabricating-a-3d-scaffold
#19
Paulomi Ghosh, Stacey M S Gruber, Chia-Ying Lin, Patrick Whitlock
In this study, articular cartilage was decellularized preserving a majority of the inherent proteins, cytokines, growth factors and sGAGs. The decellularized cartilage matrix (dCM) was then encapsulated in poly(lactic acid) microspheres (MS+dCM) via double emulsion. Blank microspheres without dCM, MS(-), were also produced. The microspheres were spherical in shape and protein encapsulation efficiency within MS+dCM was 63.4%. The sustained release of proteins from MS+dCM was observed over 4 weeks in vitro. Both MS+dCM and MS(-) were cytocompatible...
January 9, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313174/polar-extract-of-curcuma-longa-protects-cartilage-homeostasis-possible-mechanism-of-action
#20
Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami, Edwin Jothie Richard, Bharathi Bethapudi
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa has been well documented for managing joint inflammation and pain. The present study investigated the effect of polar extract of C. longa (NR-INF-02) on cartilage homeostasis in human articular chondrocytes knee (NHAC-kn) cells to understand its plausible mechanism of action. METHODS: Dysregulation of cartilage homeostasis was induced by IL-1β and H2O2. Modulating effects of NR-INF-02 on degradation markers viz., chondrocyte apoptosis, senescence, cytokine, eicosanoids, and cartilage synthesis markers viz...
January 8, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
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