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Ming-Yue Wang, Chang Shen, Meng-Fei An, Chuan-Qi Xie, Xin Wu, Qiang-Qiang Zhu, Bin Sun, Yan-Ping Huang, Yun-Li Zhao, Xuan-Jun Wang, Jun Sheng
AIMS: Dendrobium candidum (DC) and black tea, are traditional chinese drinks, which contain multiple active ingredients. However, whether or not the combination of these two ingredients can improve osteoporosis remains unknown. This study therefore aimed to examine the effects of the combination of DC and black tea extract (BTE) on osteoporosis. MAIN METHODS: Ovariectomy (OVX)-induced osteoporosis in vivo as well as receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro was selected...
March 12, 2018: Life Sciences
Xin Shi, Shengcai Wei, Kevin J Simms, Devan N Cumpston, Thomas J Ewing, Ping Zhang
Activation and reprogramming of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells play a critical role in the granulopoietic response to bacterial infection. Our current study determined the significance of Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling in the regulation of hematopoietic precursor cell activity during the host defense response to systemic bacterial infection. Bacteremia was induced in male Balb/c mice via intravenous injection (i.v.) of Escherichia coli (5 × 107 CFUs/mouse). Control mice received i.v. saline. SHH protein level in bone marrow cell (BMC) lysates was markedly increased at both 24 and 48 h of bacteremia...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
L B McMillan, D Aitken, P Ebeling, G Jones, D Scott
Relationships between objectively assessed free-living physical activity (PA) and changes in bone health over time are poorly understood in older adults. This study suggests these relationships are sex-specific and that body composition may influence the mechanical loading benefits of PA. INTRODUCTION: To investigate associations of objectively assessed PA and bone health in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: This secondary analysis of a subset of the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort study included participants with PA assessed utilising ActiGraph GT1M accelerometers over 7 days (N = 209 participants, 53% female; mean ± SD age 64...
March 12, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Lucio Barile, Elisabetta Cervio, Vincenzo Lionetti, Giuseppina Milano, Alessandra Ciullo, Vanessa Biemmi, Sara Bolis, Claudia Altomare, Marco Matteucci, Dario Disilvestre, Tudor Emanuel Fertig, Tiziano Torre, Stefanos Demertzis, Pierluigi Mauri, Tiziano Moccetti, Giuseppe Vassalli
Aims: Cell therapy trials using cardiac-resident progenitor cells (CPCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (BMCs) in patients after myocardial infarction have provided encouraging results. Exosomes, nanosized extracellular vesicles of endosomal origin, figure prominently in the bioactivities of these cells. However, a head-to-head comparison of exosomes from the two cell types has not been performed yet. Methods and Results: CPCs and BMCs were derived from cardiac atrial appendage specimens and sternal bone marrow, respectively, from patients (n=20; age, 69...
March 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Charles A Baumann, John R Baumann, Chantelle C Bozynski, Aaron M Stoker, James P Stannard, James L Cook
Articular defects are a major problem with few effective treatment options. Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation can be an effective treatment; however, lack of OCA bone integration can cause failure. This controlled laboratory study was designed to compare clinically applicable methods for marrow element removal and enhanced delivery of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) to OCA bone. We hypothesized that compressed carbon dioxide (CO2 ) treatment of OCA bone would result in significantly better marrow element removal, significantly more retention and distribution of viable osteoprogenitor cells, and significantly higher osteoinductive protein elution from OCAs compared with other preimplantation treatments...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Sanna Tolonen, Harri Sievänen, Mirja Hirvensalo, Marika Laaksonen, Vera Mikkilä, Kristiina Pälve, Terho Lehtimäki, Olli Raitakari, Mika Kähönen
In this cross-sectional study, peripheral bone traits were examined relative to total daily steps measured with pedometer. Higher number of steps was associated with greater bone values at the calcaneus and tibia in women, but not in men. In women, dose-dependent associations at the radius were congruent with the weight-bearing bones. INTRODUCTION: Habitual physical activity measured as daily steps may contribute to bone density and strength at the calcaneus and other weight-bearing bones...
March 6, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
D Henrich, C Seebach, R Verboket, A Schaible, I Marzi, H Bonig
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) seeded on a scaffold of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) promote bone healing in a critical-size femur defect model. Being BMC a mixed population of predominantly mature haematopoietic cells, which cell type(s) is(are) instrumental for healing remains elusive. Although clinical therapies using BMC are often dubbed as stem cell therapies, whether stem cells are relevant for the therapeutic effects is unclear and, at least in the context of bone repair, seems dubious. Instead, in light of the critical contribution of monocytes and macrophages to tissue development, homeostasis and injury repair, in the current study it was hypothesised that BMC-mediated bone healing derived from the stem cell population...
March 6, 2018: European Cells & Materials
Sok Kuan Wong, Nur-Vaizura Mohamad, Putri Ayu Jayusman, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana, Kok-Yong Chin
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) represent a class of drugs that act as agonist or antagonist for estrogen receptor in a tissue-specific manner. The SERMs drugs are initially used for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Bone health in prostate cancer patients has become a significant concern, whereby patients undergo androgen deprivation therapy is often associated with deleterious effects on bone. Previous preclinical and epidemiological findings showed that estrogens play a dominant role in improving bone health as compared to testosterone in men...
March 6, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Wen He, Shanrong Zhao, Chi Zhang, Michael S Vincent, Baohong Zhang
Sequencing of transcribed RNA molecules (RNA-Seq) has been used wildly for studying cell transcriptomes in bulk or at the single-cell level (Wang et al., Nat Rev Genet, 10:57-63, 2009; Ozsolak and Milos, Nat Rev Genet, 12:87-98, 2011; Sandberg, Nat Methods, 11:22-24, 2014) and is becoming the de facto technology for investigating gene expression level changes in various biological conditions, on the time course, and under drug treatments. Furthermore, RNA-Seq data helped identify fusion genes that are related to certain cancers (Maher et al...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
C Julián, I Huybrechts, L Gracia-Marco, E M González-Gil, Á Gutiérrez, M González-Gross, A Marcos, K Widhalm, A Kafatos, G Vicente-Rodríguez, L A Moreno
Dietary scores, rather than individual nutrients, allow exploring associations between overall diet and bone health. The aim of the present study was to assess the associations between the Mediterranean Diet Score for Adolescents (MDS-A) and the Diet Quality Index for Adolescents (DQI-A) and bone mineral content (BMC) among Spanish adolescents. Our results do not support an association between dietary scores or indices and BMC in adolescents. INTRODUCTION: To assess the associations between the MDS-A and a DQI-A with the BMC measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
March 5, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Liping Xiao, Collin Homer-Bouthiette, Marja M Hurley
Mice overexpressing high molecular weight FGF2 isoforms (HMWTg) in osteoblast lineage phenocopy human X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) and Hyp murine model of XLH demonstrating increased FGF23/FGF receptor signaling and hypophosphatemic rickets/osteomalacia. Since HMWFGF2 was up-regulated in bones of Hyp mice and abnormal FGF23 signaling is important in XLH, HMWTg mice were used to examine the effect of the FGF23 neutralizing antibody (FGF23Ab). Eight-week-old female Vector control mice and HMWTg mice were treated with FGF23Ab or control IgG...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Joshua S Elmore, Ann M Decker, Agnieszka Sulima, Kenner C Rice, John S Partilla, Bruce E Blough, Michael H Baumann
2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamines (2C compounds) are 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonists that induce hallucinogenic effects. N-methoxybenzylation of 2C compounds markedly increases their affinity for 5-HT2A receptors, and two such analogs, 2-(4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine (25C-NBOMe) and 2-(4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine (25I-NBOMe), have emerged in recreational drug markets. Here, we investigated the neuropharmacology of 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe in rats, as compared to their 2C analogs and the prototypical 5-HT2A/2C agonist 1-(4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)propan-2-amine (DOI)...
March 1, 2018: Neuropharmacology
Marco Cossio-Bolaños, Cynthia Lee-Andruske, Miguel de Arruda, Cristian Luarte-Rocha, Alejandro Almonacid-Fierro, Rossana Gómez-Campos
BACKGROUND: Maintaining and building healthy bones during the lifetime requires a complicated interaction between a number of physiological and lifestyle factors. Our goal of this study was to analyze the association between hand grip strength and the maximum peak expiratory flow with bone mineral density and content in adolescent students. METHODS: The research team studied 1427 adolescent students of both sexes (750 males and 677 females) between the ages of 11...
March 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Wen-Jun Shen, Wenjuan Cui, Danze Chen, Jieming Zhang, Jianzhen Xu
RNA-protein interactions (RPIs) have critical roles in numerous fundamental biological processes, such as post-transcriptional gene regulation, viral assembly, cellular defence and protein synthesis. As the number of available RNA-protein binding experimental data has increased rapidly due to high-throughput sequencing methods, it is now possible to measure and understand RNA-protein interactions by computational methods. In this study, we integrate a sequence-based derived kernel with regularized least squares to perform prediction...
February 28, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Geir Aasmund Hjorthaug, Endre Søreide, Lars Nordsletten, Jan Erik Madsen, Finn P Reinholt, Sanyalak Niratisairak, Sigbjørn Dimmen
Background and purpose - Outcome after ligament reconstruction or tendon repair depends on secure tendon-to-bone healing. Increased osteoclastic activity resulting in local bone loss may contribute to delayed healing of the tendon-bone interface. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the bisphosphonate zoledronic acid (ZA) on tendon-to-bone healing. Methods - Wistar rats (n = 92) had their right Achilles tendon cut proximally, pulled through a bone tunnel in the distal tibia and sutured anteriorly...
March 1, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Elham Z Movassagh, Adam D G Baxter-Jones, Saija Kontulainen, Susan Whiting, Michael Szafron, Hassan Vatanparast
BACKGROUND: The amount of bone accrued during adolescence is an important determinant of later osteoporosis risk. Little is known about the influence of dietary patterns (DPs) on the bone during adolescence and their potential long-term implications into adulthood. We examined the role of adolescent DPs on adolescent and young adult bone and change in DPs from adolescence to young adulthood. METHODS: We recruited participants from the Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (1991-2011)...
February 28, 2018: Nutrition Journal
Yun Hee Lee, Jeong Won Lee, Hong Seok Jang
BMC CANCER (2017) 17:541 DOI: 10.1186/S12885-017-3508-X: In the original version of this article [1], published on 12 August 2017, the affiliations and author contributor details were not correct. In this Correction the incorrect affiliations and author contributor details and correct affiliations and author contributor details are shown.
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Marissa M Shams-White, Mei Chung, Zhuxuan Fu, Karl L Insogna, Micaela C Karlsen, Meryl S LeBoff, Sue A Shapses, Joachim Sackey, Jian Shi, Taylor C Wallace, Connie M Weaver
BACKGROUND: Protein may have both beneficial and detrimental effects on bone health depending on a variety of factors, including protein source. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effects of animal versus plant protein intake on bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC) and select bone biomarkers in healthy adults. METHODS: Searches across five databases were conducted through 10/31/16 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective cohort studies in healthy adults that examined the effects of animal versus plant protein intake on 1) total body (TB), total hip (TH), lumbar spine (LS) or femoral neck (FN) BMD or TB BMC for at least one year, or 2) select bone formation and resorption biomarkers for at least six months...
2018: PloS One
Mingsan Miao, Lihua Cao, Ming Bai, Gangling Chen
Zidorf is a commonly used drug for the treatment of AIDS, the most common side effects of AZT was bone marrow depression. Therefore, we investigated the effects of Zhen Qi Fu Zheng (AQFZ) granules on the model of bone marrow depression induced by AZT. We showed that the high, medium and low doses of AQFZ granules could increase the number of WBC in the mice model induced by AZT, and the difference was significant ( P  < 0.01) compared with the model group. Each dose of AQFZ granules can increase the thymus cortex thickness, the number of thymus lymphocytes, spleen nodule size, the number of lymphocytes in the spleen ( P  < 0...
February 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Peter Varga, Leonard Grünwald, Markus Windolf
Fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures has remained challenging, but may be improved by careful pre-operative planning. The aim of this study was to investigate how well the failure of locking plate fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures can be predicted by bone density measures assessed with currently available clinical imaging (realistic case) and a higher resolution and quality modality (theoretical best-case). Various density measures were correlated to experimentally assessed number of cycles to construct failure of plated unstable low-density proximal humerus fractures (N = 18)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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