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Ectopic ossification

Meriem Haloua, Younes Houmada, Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Moustapha Maaroufi, Siham Tizniti, Meryem Boubbou
The neuropathic osteoarthropathy are ectopic ossifications, developed near the joints, secondary to a process of neo-osteogenesis in the case of central neurological lesions and rarely peripheral lesions. We report the case of two patients aged of 7 years and 35 years, for whom the CT scan allowed us to make the positive diagnosis, and an accurate preoperative assessment, by studying the seat, the vessels and nerves, allowing an adapted and precocious management. We propose an update of neuropathic osteoarthropathy based on data from the literature...
May 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Tomoya Sakabe, Keiko Sakai, Toru Maeda, Ataru Sunaga, Nao Furuta, Ronen Schweitzer, Takako Sasaki, Takao Sakai
Tendon is a dense connective tissue that transmits high mechanical forces from skeletal muscle to bone. The transcription factor scleraxis (Scx) is a highly specific marker of both precursor and mature tendon cells (tenocytes). Mice lacking scx exhibit a specific and virtually complete loss of tendons during development. However, the functional contribution of Scx to wound healing in adult tendon has not yet been fully characterized. Here, using ScxGFP-tracking and loss-of-function systems, we show in an adult mouse model of Achilles tendon injury that paratenon cells, representing a stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1)-positive and Scx-negative progenitor subpopulation, display Scx induction, migrate to the wound site, and produce extracellular matrix (ECM) to bridge the defect, whereas resident tenocytes exhibit a delayed response...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Susanne Scheipl, Stefan Tauber, Marko Bergovec, Andreas Leithner, Gerhard Ranner
Herein, we report the case of a 4-year-old boy, who presented with a cortical lytic lesion of his distal tibia. It was located eccentrically, measured 2 cm in its craniocaudal diameter, and was associated with a lamella-like soft-tissue mineralization that resembled a periosteal reaction. Thus, the lesion's radiographic features were initially suggestive of an aggressive disease. However, further imaging revealed the lesion to be of cartilaginous origin and to extend into the metaphysis, thus creating the aspect of hyperplastic epiphyseal cartilage...
February 9, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Linuo Tan, Zhen Wang, Yixue Li
Featured as ectopic mineralization along blood vessels, vascular calcification is a major risk factor for a number of prevalent diseases including atherosclerosis. As recent studies identify vascular calcification as a tightly regulated process recapitulating embryonic bone formation, in this study, RNA-seq data generated from rabbit models with inherited or induced hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis were used, to investigate bone formation related signals and biology processes in atherosclerotic vascular calcification...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xiao Wang, Fengfeng Li, Liang Xie, Janet Crane, Gehua Zhen, Yuji Mishina, Ruoxian Deng, Bo Gao, Hao Chen, Shen Liu, Ping Yang, Manman Gao, Manli Tu, Yiguo Wang, Mei Wan, Cunyi Fan, Xu Cao
Acquired heterotopic ossification (HO) is a painful and debilitating disease characterized by extraskeletal bone formation after injury. The exact pathogenesis of HO remains unknown. Here we show that TGF-β initiates and promotes HO in mice. We find that calcified cartilage and newly formed bone resorb osteoclasts after onset of HO, which leads to high levels of active TGF-β that recruit mesenchymal stromal/progenitor cells (MSPCs) in the HO microenvironment. Transgenic expression of active TGF-β in tendon induces spontaneous HO, whereas systemic injection of a TGF-β neutralizing antibody attenuates ectopic bone formation in traumatic and BMP-induced mouse HO models, and in a fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive mouse model...
February 7, 2018: Nature Communications
E C Martin, A T Qureshi, C B Llamas, E C Boos, A G King, P C Krause, O C Lee, V Dasa, M A Freitas, J A Forsberg, E A Elster, T A Davis, J M Gimble
Post-traumatic heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of ectopic bone in non-osseous structures following injury. The precise mechanism for bone development following trauma is unknown; however, early onset of HO may involve the production of pro-osteogenic serum factors. Here we evaluated serum from a cohort of civilian and military patients post trauma to determine early induction gene signatures in orthopaedic trauma induced HO. To test this, human adipose derived stromal/stem cells (hASCs) were stimulated with human serum from patients who developed HO following trauma and evaluated for a gene panel with qPCR...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Xiao-Tian Wu, Nong Chen, Fu-Gen Pan, Zuo-Qing Liu, Xiao-Jian He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and therapeutic effect of subcutaneous pedicle screw-rod system with modified placement in treatment of Tile B pelvic fractures. METHODS: From June 2014 to August 2015, 14 patients with Tile B pelvic fractures were treated by subcutaneous pedicle screw-rod system with modified placement in the anterior inferior iliac spine and pubic tubercle. There were 8 males and 6 females, aged from 23 to 65 years with an average of 42 years...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
J Xu, Z Huang, W Wang, X Tan, H Li, Y Zhang, W Tian, T Hu, Y P Chen
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling has been implicated in the regulation of osteogenesis in both intramembranous and endochondral ossifications. In the developing palate, the anterior bony palate forms by direct differentiation of cranial neural crest (CNC)-derived mesenchymal cells, but the signals that regulate the osteogenic cell fate in the developing palate remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of FGF signaling in osteogenic fate determination of the palatal mesenchymal cells...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Ningjuan Ouyang, Xiaofang Zhu, Hongliang Li, Yuheng Lin, Jun Shi, Jiewen Dai, Guofang Shen
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we tried to explore the effects of a single condylar neck fracture without condylar cartilage injury during the pathogenesis process of traumatic heterotopic ossification around the temporomandibular joint (THO-TMJ). STUDY DESIGN: One-month-old C57 BL/6 J male mice were divided into 2 groups. In group 1, condylar cartilage was partially removed in the right joint to induce THO. In group 2, a single fracture on the condylar neck was created using small scissors...
February 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Neil Eisenstein, Sarah Stapley, Liam Grover
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of pathological bone in ectopic sites and it can have serious consequences for functional outcomes. For many years, its main clinical relevance was as a rare complication of elective joint arthroplasty or CNS injury and a number of prophylaxes were developed to mitigate against it in these settings. As a consequence of changes in patterns of wounding and survival in conflicts since the turn of the century, post-traumatic HO has become much more common and case severity has increased...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Carolina M Medeiros Da Cunha, Valeria Perugini, Petra Bernegger, Matteo Centola, Andrea Barbero, Anna L Guildford, Matteo Santin, Andrea Banfi, Ivan Martin, Anna Marsano
Autologous chondrocyte transplantation for cartilage repair still has unsatisfactory clinical outcomes because of inter-donor variability and poor cartilage quality formation. Re-differentiation of monolayer-expanded human chondrocytes is not easy in the absence of potent morphogens. The Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) plays a master role in angiogenesis and in negatively regulating cartilage growth by stimulating vascular invasion and ossification. Therefore, we hypothesized that its sole microenvironmental blockade by either VEGF sequestration by soluble VEGF receptor-2 (Flk-1) or by antiangiogenic hyperbranched peptides could improve chondrogenesis of expanded human nasal chondrocytes (NC) freshly seeded on collagen scaffolds...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Xueying Chu, Yan Zhu, Ou Wang, Min Nie, Tingting Quan, Yu Xue, Wenbo Wang, Yan Jiang, Mei Li, Weibo Xia, Xiaoping Xing
BACKGROUND: Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is caused by mutations and epimutations in the GNAS locus, and characterized by the possibility of resistance to multiple hormones and Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy. PHP can be classified into the forms 1A/C, sporadic 1B, and familial 1B. OBJECTIVES: To obtain an overall view of the clinical and genetic characteristics of the Chinese PHP patient population. METHODS: From 2000 to 2016, 120 patients were recruited and studied using Sanger sequencing, methylation-specific multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA), and combined bisulfiterestriction analysis (COBRA)...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
Massimo Bottini, Saida Mebarek, Karen L Anderson, Agnieszka Strzelecka-Kiliszek, Lukasz Bozycki, Ana Maria Sper Simão, Maytê Bolean, Pietro Ciancaglini, Joanna Bandorowicz Pikula, Slawomir Pikula, David Magne, Niels Volkmann, Dorit Hanein, José Luis Millán, Rene Buchet
BACKGROUND: Matrix vesicles (MVs) are released from hypertrophic chondrocytes and from mature osteoblasts, the cells responsible for endochondral and membranous ossification. Under pathological conditions, they can also be released from cells of non-skeletal tissues such as vascular smooth muscle cells. MVs are extracellular vesicles of approximately 100-300nm diameter harboring the biochemical machinery needed to induce mineralization. SCOPE OF THE REVIEW: The review comprehensively delineates our current knowledge of MV biology and highlights open questions aiming to stimulate further research...
March 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Frédéric Torossian, Bernadette Guerton, Adrienne Anginot, Kylie A Alexander, Christophe Desterke, Sabrina Soave, Hsu-Wen Tseng, Nassim Arouche, Laetitia Boutin, Irina Kulina, Marjorie Salga, Beulah Jose, Allison R Pettit, Denis Clay, Nathalie Rochet, Erica Vlachos, Guillaume Genet, Charlotte Debaud, Philippe Denormandie, François Genet, Natalie A Sims, Sébastien Banzet, Jean-Pierre Levesque, Jean-Jacques Lataillade, Marie-Caroline Le Bousse-Kerdilès
Neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO) is the formation of ectopic bone generally in muscles surrounding joints following spinal cord or brain injury. We investigated the mechanisms of NHO formation in 64 patients and a mouse model of spinal cord injury-induced NHO. We show that marrow from human NHOs contains hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niches, in which mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and endothelial cells provide an environment supporting HSC maintenance, proliferation, and differentiation. The transcriptomic signature of MSCs from NHOs shows a neuronal imprinting associated with a molecular network required for HSC support...
November 2, 2017: JCI Insight
X Li, M Ni, H Li, J L Song, X G Song, J Fu, K Liu, B Z Yu, J Y Chen
Objective: To evaluate the application and clinical results of two-stage total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of the deep hip infection following the internal fixation of hip fractures. Methods: From May 2007 to November 2014, 21 patients with active hip infection secondary to internal fixation of hip fractures were treated with two-stage total hip arthroplasty using a temporary antibiotic-loaded cement spacers. Of 21 cases, 15 were males and 6 were females, aged from 27 to 64 years (mean, 45); there are 18 cases of femoral neck fractures and 3 cases of intertrochanteric fractures...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
M P Janssen, M M Caron, B van Rietbergen, D A Surtel, L W van Rhijn, T J Welting, P J Emans
Many studies have reported on the effects of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition on osteogenesis. However, far less is known about the effects of COX-2 inhibition on chondrogenic differentiation. Previous studies conducted by our group show that COX-2 inhibition influences in vitro chondrogenic differentiation. Importantly, this might have consequences on endochondral ossification processes occurring in vivo, such as bone fracture healing, growth plate development and ectopic generation of cartilage. The goal of our study was to investigate, in vivo, the effect of COX-2 inhibition by celecoxib on the cartilaginous phase of three different endochondral ossification scenarios...
October 17, 2017: European Cells & Materials
Ammar T Qureshi, Devaveena Dey, Erin M Sanders, Jonathan G Seavey, Allison M Tomasino, Kaitlyn Moss, Benjamin Wheatley, David Cholok, Shawn Loder, John Li, Benjamin Levi, Thomas A Davis
A pressing clinical need exists for 63% to 65% of combat-wounded service members and 11% to 20% of civilians who develop heterotopic ossification (HO) after blast-related extremity injury and traumatic injuries, respectively. The mammalian target of rapamycin pathway is a central cellular sensor of injury. We evaluated the prophylactic effects of rapamycin, a selective inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling, on HO formation in a rat model of blast-related, polytraumatic extremity injury. Rapamycin was administered intraperitoneally daily for 14 days at 0...
November 2017: American Journal of Pathology
J Nathan, A Ruscitto, S Pylawka, A Sohraby, C J Shawber, M C Embree
Angiogenesis is a complex, multicellular process that is critical for bone development and generation. Endochondral ossification depends on an avascular cartilage template that completely remodels into vascularized bone and involves a dynamic interplay among chondrocytes, osteoblasts, and endothelial cells. We have discovered fibrocartilage stem cells (FCSCs) derived from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) mandibular condyle that generates cartilage anlagen, which is subsequently remodeled into vascularized bone using an ectopic transplantation model...
March 2018: Journal of Dental Research
David Cholok, Michael T Chung, Kavitha Ranganathan, Serra Ucer, Devaveena Day, Thomas A Davis, Yuji Mishina, Benjamin Levi
Tissue regeneration following acute or persistent inflammation can manifest a spectrum of phenotypes ranging from the adaptive to the pathologic. Heterotopic Ossification (HO), the endochondral formation of bone within soft-tissue structures following severe injury serves as a prominent example of pathologic differentiation; and remains a persistent clinical issue incurring significant patient morbidity and expense to adequately diagnose and treat. The pathogenesis of HO provides an intriguing opportunity to better characterize the cellular and cell-signaling contributors to aberrant differentiation...
October 5, 2017: Bone
Liang Yan, Rui Gao, Yang Liu, Baorong He, Shemin Lv, Dingjun Hao
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a multi-factorial disease involving an ectopic bone formation of spinal ligaments. It affects 0.8-3.0% aging Asian and 0.1-1.7% aging European Caucasian. The ossified ligament compresses nerve roots in the spinal cord and causes serious neurological problems such as myelopathy and radiculopathy. Research in understanding pathogenesis of OPLL over the past several decades have revealed many genetic and non-genetic factors contributing to the development and progress of OPLL...
October 2017: Aging and Disease
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