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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926111/regulating-osteogenesis-and-adipogenesis-in-adipose-derived-stem-cells-by-controlling-underlying-substrate-stiffness
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Tao Zhang, Shiyu Lin, Xiaoru Shao, Sirong Shi, Qi Zhang, Changyue Xue, Yunfeng Lin, Bofeng Zhu, Xiaoxiao Cai
Cells reside in a complex microenvironment (niche) in which the biochemical and biophysical properties of the extracellular matrix profoundly affect cell behavior. Extracellular stiffness, one important bio-mechanical characteristic of the cell niche, is important in regulating cell proliferation, migration, and lineage specification. However, the mechanism by which mechanical signals guide osteogenic and adipogenic commitment of stem cells remains difficult to dissect. To explore this question, we generated a range of polydimethylsiloxane-based matrices with differing degrees of stiffness that mimicked the stiffness seen in natural tissues and examined adipose stem cell morphology, spreading, vinculin expression and differentiation along the osteogenic and adipogenic pathways...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925018/mmp-2-and-notch-signal-pathway-regulate-migration-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-chondrocytes-in-co-culture-systems
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Qi Zhang, Shuwen Deng, Ke Sun, Shiyu Lin, Yunfeng Lin, Bofeng Zhu, Xiaoxiao Cai
OBJECTIVES: The crosstalk between chondrocytes and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) could regulate the secretion of multiple growth factors. However, it is not clear how the paracrine action in co-culture systems affect cell migration. This study focused on the changes of cell migration of ADSCs and chondrocytes in co-culture conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary ADSCs and chondrocytes were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat. Transwell co-culture systems, inoculated with ADSCs and chondrocytes, were established in vitro...
September 18, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923538/three-dimensional-nano-architected-scaffolds-with-tunable-stiffness-for-efficient-bone-tissue-growth
#3
Alessandro Maggi, Hanqing Li, Julia R Greer
The precise mechanisms that lead to orthopedic implant failure are not well understood; it is believed that the micromechanical environment at the bone-implant interface regulates structural stability of an implant. In this work, we seek to understand how the 3D mechanical environment of an implant affects bone formation during early osteointegration. We employed two-photon lithography (TPL) direct laser writing to fabricate 3-dimensional rigid polymer scaffolds with tetrakaidecahedral periodic geometry, herewith referred to as nanolattices, whose strut dimensions were on the same order as osteoblasts' focal adhesions (∼2μm) and pore sizes on the order of cell size, ∼10μm...
September 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912559/inherent-aggressive-character-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-cells-dictates-the-in-vitro-migration-pattern-of-multicellular-spheroid
#4
Sukanya Gayan, Abhishek Teli, Tuli Dey
Cellular migration, a process relevant to metastasis, is mostly studied in the conventional 2D condition. However, cells cultured in the 3D condition assumed to mimic the in vivo conditions better. The current study is designed to compare an invasive and non-invasive adenocarcinoma cell with an invasive fibrosarcoma cell to understand the migration pattern of the multicellular spheroid. It is observed that conventional haplotaxis, chemotactic and pseudo-3D migration assay cannot distinguish between the invasive and non-invasive cells conclusively under 2D condition...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912461/vimentin-knockout-results-in-increased-expression-of-sub-endothelial-basement-membrane-components-and-carotid-stiffness-in-mice
#5
Benoit Langlois, Ekaterina Belozertseva, Ara Parlakian, Mustapha Bourhim, Jacqueline Gao-Li, Jocelyne Blanc, Lei Tian, Dario Coletti, Carlos Labat, Zhor Ramdame-Cherif, Pascal Challande, Véronique Regnault, Patrick Lacolley, Li Zhenlin
Intermediate filaments are involved in stress-related cell mechanical properties and in plasticity via the regulation of focal adhesions (FAs) and the actomyosin network. We investigated whether vimentin regulates endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and thereby influences vasomotor tone and arterial stiffness. Vimentin knockout mice (Vim(-/-)) exhibited increased expression of laminin, fibronectin, perlecan, collagen IV and VE-cadherin as well as von Willebrand factor deposition in the subendothelial basement membrane...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889177/a-15-amino-acid-c-terminal-peptide-of-beta-defensin-3-inhibits-bone-resorption-by-inhibiting-the-osteoclast-differentiation-and-disrupting-podosome-belt-formation
#6
Ok-Jin Park, Jiseon Kim, Ki Bum Ahn, Jue Yeon Lee, Yoon-Jeong Park, Kee-Yeon Kum, Cheol-Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
Human beta-defensin-3 (HBD3), which is secreted from cells in the skin, salivary gland, and bone marrow, exhibits antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities. Its C-terminal end contains a 15-amino acid polypeptide (HBD3-C15) that is known to effectively elicit antimicrobial activity. Recently, certain antimicrobial peptides are known to inhibit osteoclast differentiation and, thus, we investigated whether HBD3-C15 hinders osteoclast differentiation and bone destruction to assess its potential use as an anti-bone resorption agent...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887988/enhanced-bovine-serum-albumin-absorption-on-the-n-hydroxysuccinimide-activated-graphene-oxide-and-its-corresponding-cell-affinity
#7
Kun Xiong, Qingbo Fan, Tingting Wu, Haishan Shi, Lin Chen, Minhao Yan
By successively reacting with N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS), the carboxyl on the graphene oxide (GO) surface was successfully activated into NHS active ester. In this study, bovine serum albumin (BSA) was selected as a model protein, used for studying the protein absorption capacity of the NHS activated GO (GO-EDC-NHS). Approximately 12.75mg of BSA could be covalent bonded onto the GO-EDC-NHS surface (BSA-CB-GO), whereas only 6.83mg of BSA physical absorbed onto the GO surface (BSA-NB-GO)...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884523/response-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-to-varying-titanium-topographical-signals
#8
Ines Lauria, Miriam Höner, Sebastian Kant, Roswitha Davtalab, Thomas Weik, Katrin Sternberg, Horst Fischer
A wide variety of titanium implant modifications have been developed to improve tissue- or cell-material interactions including bone bonding, implant failure, and contact osteogenesis. Osteogenesis can be stimulated by mechanobiological signals such as topography though translation of in vivo reactions to in vitro bioactivity and stem cell culture data, and vice versa, is challenging. We hypothesized that a systematic in vitro approach comparing clinically well-accepted implant surface topographical modifications could shed light on potential cell biological mechanisms provoked by submicron-, micron- or macrostructured surfaces...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883692/fluctuation-of-zonulin-levels-in-blood-vs-stability-of-antibodies
#9
Aristo Vojdani, Elroy Vojdani, Datis Kharrazian
AIM: To evaluate the measurement of zonulin level and antibodies of zonulin and other tight junction proteins in the blood of controls and celiac disease patients. METHODS: This study was conducted to assess the variability or stability of zonulin levels vs IgA and IgG antibodies against zonulin in blood samples from 18 controls at 0, 6, 24 and 30 h after blood draw. We also measured zonulin level as well as zonulin, occludin, vinculin, aquaporin 4 and glial fibrillary acidic protein antibodies in the sera of 30 patients with celiac disease and 30 controls using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay methodology...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877984/%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrinpromotes-tension-dependent-mammary-epithelial-cell-invasion-by-engaging-the-fibronectin-synergy-site
#10
Y A Miroshnikova, G I Rozenberg, L Cassereau, M Pickup, J K Mouw, G Ou, K L Templeman, I Elloumi-Hannachi, K Gooch, A L Sarang-Sieminski, A J García, V M Weaver
Tumors are fibrotic and characterized by abundant, remodeled and cross-linked collagen that stiffens the extracellular matrix stroma. The stiffened collagenous stroma fosters malignant transformation of the tissue by increasing tumor cell tension to promote focal adhesion formation and potentiate growth factor receptor signaling through ERK and PI3 kinase. Importantly, collagen cross-linking requires fibronectin. Fibrotic tumors contain abundant fibronectin and tumor cells frequently up regulate the fibronectin receptor α5β1 integrin...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865028/drebrin-at-junctional-plaques
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Wiebke K Ludwig-Peitsch
Adhesion, segregation, and cellular plasticity are regulated by actin filaments anchored at the plaques of adherens junctions, sites of mechanical stabilization, and interfaces of multiple signaling networks. Drebrins were originally identified in neuronal cells, but the isoform drebrin E was also detected at adherens junctions of a wide range of non-neuronal cells, including polarized epithelia, endothelia, and fibroblasts. Here the protein is enriched at actin filament bundles associated with junctional plaques...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864765/vinexin-family-sorbs-proteins-play-different-roles-in-stiffness-sensing-and-contractile-force-generation
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Takafumi Ichikawa, Masahiro Kita, Tsubasa S Matsui, Ayaka Ichikawa Nagasato, Tomohiko Araki, Shian-Huey Chiang, Takuhito Sezaki, Yasuhisa Kimura, Kazumitsu Ueda, Shinji Deguchi, Alan R Saltiel, Noriyuki Kioka
Vinexin, CAP and ArgBP2 constitute an adaptor protein family called the vinexin (SORBS) family that is targeted to focal adhesions (FAs). Although numerous studies have focused on each of the SORBS proteins and partially elucidated their involvement in mechanotransduction, a comparative analysis of their function has not been well addressed. Here, we established mouse embryonic fibroblasts that individually expressed SORBS proteins and analyzed their functions in an identical cell context. Both vinexin α and CAP colocalized with vinculin at FAs and promoted the appearance of vinculin-rich FAs, whereas ArgBP2 colocalized with α-actinin at the proximal end of FAs and punctate structures on actin stress fibers (SFs), and induced paxillin-rich FAs...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864253/engineered-potato-virus-x-nanoparticles-support-hydroxyapatite-nucleation-for-improved-bone-tissue-replacement
#13
Ines Lauria, Christina Dickmeis, Juliane Röder, Malin Beckers, Stephan Rütten, Ying Ying Lin, Ulrich Commandeur, Horst Fischer
Bionanoparticles based on filamentous phages or flexuous viruses are interesting candidates for meeting the challenges of tailoring biomineralization in hydrogel-based bone tissue substitutes. We hypothesized that hydroxyapatite crystal nucleation and matrix mineralization can be significantly increased by mineralization-inducing (MIP) and integrin binding motif (RGD) peptides presented on biomimetic nanoparticles. In this study, Potato virus X (PVX), a flexible rod-shaped plant virus was genetically engineered to present these functional peptides on its particle surface...
August 29, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852742/attachment-and-growth-of-human-osteoblasts-on-different-biomaterial-surfaces
#14
Stefan Bubik, Michael Payer, Gerwin Arnetzl, Heike Kaltenegger, Andreas Leithner, Arnold Klampfl, Birgit Lohberger
OBJECTIVES: To prove the biocompatibility of biomaterials applied in biomedical devices, in vitro testing is crucial to render a material fit for medical application. The material of choice for dental implants is commercially pure titanium (cp-Ti), while other materials such as zirconia and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) are considered highly promising due to their functional and esthetic properties. The aim of this study was to determine whether PEEK with defined mean surface roughness and composition could achieve results equal to titanium or zirconia...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844472/epithelial-monolayers-coalesce-on-a-viscoelastic-substrate-through-redistribution-of-vinculin
#15
Ji Yun Zheng, Siew Ping Han, Yi-Jen Chiu, Ai Kia Yip, Nicolas Boichat, Shi Wen Zhu, Jun Zhong, Paul Matsudaira
The mechanical properties of the microenvironment play a large role in influencing cellular behavior. In particular, the tradeoff between substrate viscosity and elasticity on collective cell migration by adherent cells is highly physiologically relevant, but remains poorly understood. To investigate the specific effects of viscous substrates, we plated epithelial monolayers onto polydimethylsiloxane substrata with a range of viscosities and elasticities. We found that on viscoelastic substrates the monolayers underwent rapid and coordinated movement to generate cell-free areas...
August 24, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825915/substrates-with-patterned-topography-reveal-metastasis-of-human-cancer-cells
#16
Shu Fan Zhou, Singaram Gopalakrishnan, Yuan Hao Xu, Sally K Y To, Alice S T Wong, Stella W Pang, Yun Wah Lam
In this study, we aimed at studying the effects of engineered and patterned substrates on the migration characteristics of mammalian cancer cell lines. On the shallow topographical patterns, cells from different histological origins showed different migration speed and directionality. We also observed that cells from the same origin showed distinctive behaviour, suggesting these substrate topographies could distinguish cancer subtypes. To eliminate the influence of genetic background, we examined two isogenic subpopulations of ovarian cancer cell lines for their different metastatic activities...
August 21, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818948/vinculin-forms-a-directionally-asymmetric-catch-bond-with-f-actin
#17
Derek L Huang, Nicolas A Bax, Craig D Buckley, William I Weis, Alexander R Dunn
Vinculin is an actin-binding protein thought to reinforce cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions. However, how mechanical load affects the vinculin-F-actin bond is unclear. Using a single-molecule optical trap assay, we found that vinculin forms a force-dependent catch bond with F-actin through its tail domain, but with lifetimes that depend strongly on the direction of the applied force. Force toward the pointed (-) end of the actin filament resulted in a bond that was maximally stable at 8 piconewtons, with a mean lifetime (12 seconds) 10 times as long as the mean lifetime when force was applied toward the barbed (+) end...
August 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807014/epigenetic-reprogramming-converts-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-functional-cardiomyocytes-by-differential-regulation-of-wnt-mediators
#18
G Bhuvanalakshmi, Frank Arfuso, Alan Prem Kumar, Arun Dharmarajan, Sudha Warrier
BACKGROUND: Lineage commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to cardiac differentiation is controlled by transcription factors that are regulated by epigenetic events, mainly histone deacetylation and promoter DNA methylation. Here, we studied the differentiation of human Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) into the cardiomyocyte lineage via epigenetic manipulations. METHODS: We introduced these changes using inhibitors of DNA methyl transferase and histone deacetylase, DC301, DC302, and DC303, in various combinations...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793219/stiff-substrates-increase-inflammation-induced-endothelial-monolayer-tension-and-permeability
#19
Rebecca Lownes Urbano, Christina Furia, Sarah Basehore, Alisa Morss Clyne
Arterial stiffness and inflammation are associated with atherosclerosis, and each have individually been shown to increase endothelial monolayer tension and permeability. The objective of this study was to determine if substrate stiffness enhanced endothelial monolayer tension and permeability in response to inflammatory cytokines. Porcine aortic endothelial cells were cultured at confluence on polyacrylamide gels of varying stiffness and treated with either tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) or thrombin. Monolayer tension was measured through vinculin localization at the cell membrane, traction force microscopy, and phosphorylated myosin light chain quantity and actin fiber colocalization...
August 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792637/modulation-of-chondrocyte-motility-by-tetrahedral-dna-nanostructures
#20
Sirong Shi, Shiyu Lin, Xiaoru Shao, Qianshun Li, Zhang Tao, Yunfeng Lin
OBJECTIVES: Contemporarily, a highly increasing attention was paid to nanoconstructs, particularly DNA nanostructures possessing precise organization, functional manipulation, biocompatibility and biodegradability. Amongst these DNA nanomaterials, tetrahedral DNA nanostructures (TDNs) are a significantly ideal bionanomaterials with focusing on the property that can be internalized into cytoplasm in the absence of transfection. Therefore, the focus of this study was on investigating the influence of TDNs on the chondrocytes locomotion...
October 2017: Cell Proliferation
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