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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245051/magnesium-phosphate-ceramics-incorporating-a-novel-indene-compound-promote-osteoblast-differentiation-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-bone-regeneration-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Ju Ang Kim, Hui-Suk Yun, Young-Ae Choi, Jung-Eun Kim, So-Young Choi, Tae-Geon Kwon, Young Kyung Kim, Tae-Yub Kwon, Myung Ae Bae, Nak Jeong Kim, Yong Chul Bae, Hong-In Shin, Eui Kyun Park
Incorporating bioactive molecules into synthetic ceramic scaffolds is challenging. In this study, to enhance bone regeneration, a magnesium phosphate (MgP) ceramic scaffold was incorporated with a novel indene compound, KR-34893. KR-34893 induced the deposition of minerals and expression of osteoblast marker genes in primary human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and a mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cell line. Analysis of the mode of action showed that KR-34893 induced the phosphorylation of MAPK/extracellular signal-regulated kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and subsequently the expression of bone morphogenetic protein 7, accompanied by SMAD1/5/8 phosphorylation...
December 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217507/multidisciplinary-approach-to-understand-medial-arterial-calcification
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Ophélie Gourgas, Juliana Marulanda, Peng Zhang, Monzur Murshed, Marta Cerruti
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcification significantly increases morbidity in life-threatening diseases, and no treatments are available because of lack of understanding of the underlying molecular mechanism. Here, we study the physicochemical details of mineral nucleation and growth in an animal model that faithfully recapitulates medial arterial calcification in humans, to understand how pathological calcification is initiated on the vascular extracellular matrix. APPROACH AND RESULTS: MGP (matrix Gla protein) is a potent mineralization inhibitor...
December 7, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207136/exploiting-novel-valve-interstitial-cell-lines-to-study-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
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Hiu-Gwen Tsang, Lin Cui, Colin Farquharson, Brendan M Corcoran, Kim M Summers, Vicky E Macrae
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) involves progressive valve leaflet thickening and severe calcification, impairing leaflet motion. The in vitro calcification of primary rat, human, porcine and bovine aortic valve interstitial cells (VICs) is commonly employed to investigate CAVD mechanisms. However, to date, no published studies have utilised cell lines to investigate this process. The present study has therefore generated and evaluated the calcification potential of immortalized cell lines derived from sheep and rat VICs...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147820/cue-signal-response-analysis-in-3d-chondrocyte-scaffolds-with-anabolic-stimuli
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Michael Neidlin, Antonion Korcari, Giorgos Macheras, Leonidas G Alexopoulos
Articular cartilage is an avascular connective tissue responsible for bearing loads. Cell signaling plays a central role in cartilage homeostasis and tissue engineering by directing chondrocytes to synthesize/degrade the extracellular matrix or promote inflammatory responses. The aim of this paper was to investigate anabolic, catabolic and inflammatory pathways of well-known and underreported anabolic stimuli in 3D chondrocyte cultures and connect them to diverse cartilage responses including matrix regeneration and cell communication...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137107/effect-of-lanthanum-carbonate-on-coronary-artery-calcification-and-bone-mineral-density-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-with-diabetes-complicated-with-adynamic-bone-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Chunhua Zhang, Shixiang Wang, Sumei Zhao, Xiaodong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of adynamic bone disease (ABD) is increasing. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may be severe in patients with ABD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of lanthanum carbonate (LC) on CAC and bone mineral density (BMD) in MHD patients with diabetes complicated with ABD. METHODS: A total of 92 MHD cases were divided into the calcium carbonate (CC) and LC groups. Primary outcome measure was the changes in the degree of CAC score (CACS) and BMD in forearm from baseline to 12 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100063/spectrum-of-hpv-types-before-and-after-treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-2-and-3
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Ylva Lindroth, Kaj Bjelkenkrantz, Ola Forslund
BACKGROUND: To monitor residual disease after treatment of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), cytology together with human papillomavirus (HPV) testing are commonly performed. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the spectrum of HPV types before and after treatment. STUDY DESIGN: This register-based study included 446 women treated for CIN2 or 3, where cytology samples had been HPV-tested before and after treatment by the use of the MGP-PCR Luminex HPV L1-DNA-assay identifying 39 HPV types, including 12 high risk (HR) HPV types...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076369/cardiovascular-effects-of-premedication-with-medetomidine-alone-and-in-combination-with-mk-467-or-glycopyrrolate-in-dogs-subsequently-anesthetized-with-isoflurane
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Kati M Salla, Cosmin I Tuns, Rachel C Bennett, Marja R Raekallio, Mika Scheinin, Erja Kuusela, Outi M Vainio
OBJECTIVE To compare cardiovascular effects of premedication with medetomidine alone and with each of 3 doses of MK-467 or after glycopyrrolate in dogs subsequently anesthetized with isoflurane. ANIMALS 8 healthy purpose-bred 5-year-old Beagles. PROCEDURES In a randomized crossover study, each dog received 5 premedication protocols (medetomidine [10 μg/kg, IV] alone [MED] and in combination with MK-467 at doses of 50 [MMK50], 100 [MMK100], and 150 [MMK150] μg/kg and 15 minutes after glycopyrrolate [10 μg/kg, SC; MGP]), with at least 14 days between treatments...
November 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055397/vitamin-k-deficit-and-elastolysis-theory-in-pulmonary-elasto-degenerative-diseases
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Rob Janssen, Cees Vermeer
Elastin is a unique protein providing deformability and resilience to dynamic tissues, such as arteries and lungs. It is an absolute basic requirement for circulation and respiration. Elastin can be degraded by elastases and has a high calcium affinity. Elastin calcification and elastin degradation are two pathological processes that impair elastin's functioning. Furthermore, elastin degradation can be associated to elastin calcification. Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) is probably the most potent natural inhibitor of elastin calcification and requires vitamin K for its activation...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033966/impaired-magnesium-protoporphyrin-ix-methyltransferase-chlm-impedes-chlorophyll-synthesis-and-plant-growth-in-rice
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Zhaohai Wang, Xiao Hong, Keke Hu, Ya Wang, Xiaoxin Wang, Shiyun Du, Yang Li, Dandan Hu, Kexin Cheng, Baoguang An, Yangsheng Li
Magnesium protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase (ChlM) catalyzes the formation of magnesium protoporphyrin IX monomethylester (MgPME) from magnesium protoporphyrin IX (MgP) in the chlorophyll synthesis pathway. However, no ChlM gene has yet been identified and studied in monocotyledonous plants. In this study, a spontaneous mutant, yellow-green leaf 18 (ygl18), was isolated from rice (Oryza sativa). This mutant showed yellow-green leaves, decreased chlorophyll level, and climate-dependent growth differences. Map-based cloning of this mutant identified the YGL18 gene LOC_Os06g04150...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992263/desphospho-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-is-a-novel-circulating-biomarker-predicting-deterioration-of-renal-function-in-the-general-population
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Fang-Fei Wei, Sander Trenson, Lutgarde Thijs, Qi-Fang Huang, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Paula Moliterno, Karel Allegaert, José Boggia, Stefan Janssens, Peter Verhamme, Cees Vermeer, Jan A Staessen
Background: Recent studies showing an inverse association between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a microvascular trait, and inactive desphospho-uncarboxylated matrix Gla protein (dp-ucMGP) support the hypothesis that after vitamin K-dependent activation, matrix Gla protein (MGP) is renoprotective, but these were limited by their cross-sectional design. Methods: In 1009 randomly recruited Flemish (50.6% women), we assessed the association between eGFR and plasma dp-ucMGP, using multivariable-adjusted analyses...
August 25, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975977/mgp-is-downregulated-due-to-promoter-methylation-in-chemoresistant-er-breast-cancer-and-high-mgp-expression-predicts-better-survival-outcomes
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Y-L Tuo, Y-F Ye
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of MGP downregulation in chemoresistant ER+ breast cancer cells and its association with survival outcomes in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microarray data of dysregulated genes in chemoresistant ER+ breast cancer cells were searched in GEO datasets. MGP expression in breast cancer patients and its DNA methylation status were analyzed in TCGA database. MGP promoter methylation was assessed using Methylation-Specific PCR (MSP) assay...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936738/vascular-calcification-regulation-by-exosomes-in-the-vascular-wall
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Marcel Liberman, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti
Vascular calcification is a tightly regulated process that increases during ageing and occurs mainly in patients with diabetes and chronic renal failure. Exosomes are small membrane vesicles that are synthesized in a particular population of endosomes, also called multivesicular bodies, by inside budding into the lumen of the compartment. After fusion of exosome with the plasma membrane, these internal vesicles are secreted. Exosomes have a defined set of membrane and cytosolic proteins. The physiological function of exosomes is still a matter of debate...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899571/simultaneous-recovery-of-calcium-phosphate-granules-and-methane-in-anaerobic-treatment-of-black-water-effect-of-bicarbonate-and-calcium-fluctuations
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J R Cunha, T Tervahauta, R D van der Weijden, L Hernández Leal, G Zeeman, C J N Buisman
Calcium phosphate (CaP) granules were discovered in the anaerobic treatment of vacuum collected black water (BW), using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) technology. This allows simultaneous recovery of CaP granules and methane in the UASB reactor. However, the role of BW composition on CaP granulation is not yet understood. Moreover, CaP granulation was not observed in previous research on anaerobic treatment of BW, although similar treatment conditions were applied. Therefore, this study shows specifically the influence of bicarbonate and calcium fluctuations in BW on the phosphorus accumulation in the UASB reactor, which directly affects CaP granulation...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876251/removal-of-phosphorus-using-suspended-reactive-filters-srfs-efficiency-and-potential-applications
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Agnieszka Karczmarczyk, Agnieszka Bus
The removal of phosphorus (P) from agricultural runoff is essential to reduce the threat of eutrophication in bodies of water. In this study, an alternative method of applying P reactive materials (RMs) in the form of suspended reactive filters (SRFs) is presented. The SRF method enables P which has already entered a body of water to be caught. In this study, an autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) was used as the SRFs. The experiment was carried out in a laboratory in a hydraulic block of 1 m in width and 2 m in length...
September 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873756/phytosterols-induced-viscoelasticity-of-oleogels-prepared-by-using-monoglycerides
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Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Sabine Danthine, Allison Brown, Davy Van de Walle, Ashok R Patel, Iris Tavernier, Tom Rimaux, Koen Dewettinck
Monoglycerides (MGs) and phytosterols (PS) are known to form firm oleogels with liquid oil. However, the oleogels are prone to undergo polymorphic transition over time that lead to crystals' aggregation thus, compromises physical properties. Thus, we combined MGs with PS to control the crystallization and modify the morphology of the combination oleogels, as both components are reported to interact together. The oleogels were prepared at different ratio combinations and characterized in their rheological, thermal, morphology, and diffraction properties...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865376/assessment-of-the-microbial-growth-potential-of-slow-sand-filtrate-with-the-biomass-production-potential-test-in-comparison-with-the-assimilable-organic-carbon-method
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Dick van der Kooij, Harm R Veenendaal, Ed J van der Mark, Marco Dignum
Slow sand filtration is the final treatment step at four surface-water supplies in the Netherlands. The microbial growth potential (MGP) of the finished water was measured with the assimilable organic carbon (AOC) method using pure cultures and the biomass production potential (BPP) test. In the BPP test, water samples were incubated untreated at 25 °C and the active-biomass concentration was measured by adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) analysis. Addition of a river-water inoculum improved the test performance and characteristic growth and maintenance profiles of the water were obtained...
November 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855172/genome-wide-association-and-functional-studies-identify-a-role-for-matrix-gla-protein-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-hand
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Wouter den Hollander, Cindy G Boer, Deborah J Hart, Michelle S Yau, Yolande F M Ramos, Sarah Metrustry, Linda Broer, Joris Deelen, L Adrienne Cupples, Fernando Rivadeneira, Margreet Kloppenburg, Marjolein Peters, Tim D Spector, Albert Hofman, P Eline Slagboom, Rob G H H Nelissen, André G Uitterlinden, David T Felson, Ana M Valdes, Ingrid Meulenbelt, Joyce J B van Meurs
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and the leading cause of disability in the elderly. Of all the joints, genetic predisposition is strongest for OA of the hand; however, only few genetic risk loci for hand OA have been identified. Our aim was to identify novel genes associated with hand OA and examine the underlying mechanism. METHODS: We performed a genome-wide association study of a quantitative measure of hand OA in 12 784 individuals (discovery: 8743, replication: 4011)...
August 30, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844316/identifying-early-pathogenic-events-during-vascular-calcification-in-uremic-rats
#18
Luis Hortells, Cecilia Sosa, Natalia Guillén, Susana Lucea, Ángel Millán, Víctor Sorribas
Vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease is a very complex process traditionally explained in multifactorial terms. Here we sought to clarify relevance of the diverse agents acting on vascular calcification in uremic rats and distinguish between initiating and complicating factors. After 5/6 nephrectomy, rats were fed a 1.2% phosphorus diet and analyzed at different time points. The earliest changes observed in the aortic wall were noticed 11 weeks after nephrectomy: increased Wnt inhibitor Dkk1 mRNA expression and tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) expression and activity...
August 23, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838957/vascular-endothelium-plays-a-key-role-in-directing-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-differentiation
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Jiayi Yao, Pierre J Guihard, Xiuju Wu, Ana M Blazquez-Medela, Melissa J Spencer, Medet Jumabay, Peter Tontonoz, Alan M Fogelman, Kristina I Boström, Yucheng Yao
The vascular endothelium is critical for induction of appropriate lineage differentiation in organogenesis. In this study, we report that dysfunctional pulmonary endothelium, resulting from the loss of matrix Gla protein (MGP), causes ectopic hepatic differentiation in the pulmonary epithelium. We demonstrate uncontrolled induction of the hepatic growth factor (HGF) caused by dysregulated cross talk between pulmonary endothelium and epithelium in Mgp-null lungs. Elevated HGF induced hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 α (Hnf4a), which competed with NK2 homeobox 1 (Nkx2...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821877/association-of-matrix-gla-protein-gene-rs1800801-rs1800802-rs4236-polymorphism-with-vascular-calcification-and-atherosclerotic-disease-a-meta-analysis
#20
Kaixiang Sheng, Ping Zhang, Weiqiang Lin, Jun Cheng, Jiawei Li, Jianghua Chen
Association between the MGP gene rs1800801, rs1800802, rs4236 polymorphisms and vascular calcification and atherosclerotic disease was inconsistent. To clarify precise association, we performed this meta-analysis. Medline, Embase and China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database were systematically searched through December 2016. A total of 23 case-control studies, consisting of 5280 cases and 5773 controls, were included. The overall results suggested that the -7A polymorphism was associated with an increased risk for vascular calcification and atherosclerotic disease in the recessive model (OR = 1...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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