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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644862/high-intensity-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-with-riboflavin-and-uva-in-rat-cornea
#1
Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Qiufan Tan, Qinxiang Zheng, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) halts human corneal ectasias progression by increasing stromal mechanical stiffness. Although some reports describe that this procedure is effective in dealing with some infectious and immunologic corneal thinning diseases, there is a need for more animal models whose corneal thickness more closely resemble those occurring in these patients. To meet this need, we describe here high-intensity protocols that are safe and effective for obtaining CXL in rat corneas. Initially, a range of potentially effective UVA doses were evaluated based on their effectiveness in increasing tissue enzymatic resistance to dissolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643463/effect-of-ph-on-dentin-protease-inactivation-by-carbodiimide
#2
Roda Seseogullari-Dirihan, Mustafa M Mutluay, Leo Tjäderhane, Lorenzo Breschi, David H Pashley, Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay
A water-soluble crosslinking agent, 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (EDC), has been used as a pretreatment of acid-etched dentin to inactivate matrix-bound endogenous dentin proteases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of pH on the inactivation capacity of EDC. Demineralized dentin beams (1 × 2 × 6 mm) were divided into six groups (n = 8 per group). Then, EDC (0.3 M) was solubilized in distilled water with pH of 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, or 11. Control EDC was solubilized in 0.1 M 2-(N-morpholino) ethanesulfonic acid (MES) buffer and its pH was adjusted to 6...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639052/gentamicin-loaded-polysaccharide-membranes-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-post-operative-wound-infections-in-the-skeletal-system
#3
Urszula Cibor, Małgorzata Krok-Borkowicz, Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Łucja Rumian, Krzysztof Pietryga, Dominika Kulig, Wojciech Chrzanowski, Elżbieta Pamuła
PURPOSE: To develop polysaccharide-based membranes that allow controlled and localized delivery of gentamicin for the treatment of post-operative bone infections. METHODS: Membranes made of gellan gum (GUM), sodium alginate (ALG), GUM and ALG crosslinked with calcium ions (GUM + Ca and ALG + Ca, respectively) as well as reference collagen (COL) were produced by freeze-drying. Mechanical properties, drug release, antimicrobial activity and cytocompatibility of the membranes were assessed...
June 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638462/reorganized-collagen-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-association-with-prognosis
#4
Zhi-Hua Zhou, Cheng-Dong Ji, Hua-Liang Xiao, Hai-Bin Zhao, You-Hong Cui, Xiu-Wu Bian
Collagen components in the tumor microenvironment substantially influence cancer pathogenesis and progression. Nevertheless, in gastric cancer, collagen status and its prognostic role remain unclear. Using picrosirius red staining and immunohistochemistry, we found that collagen deposition was significantly increased in gastric cancer when compared with non-neoplastic tissues, and in cancer stroma, more immature collagen components were present, suggesting a qualitative change. Furthermore, the morphology of collagen fibers could be weakly, moderately or strongly changed in gastric cancer; when weakly or moderately changed, they appeared similar to normal collagen fibers, except for a higher linearization and density; when strongly changed, they were thicker and less eosinophilic, sharply differently from their normal counterparts...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634932/preparation-of-decellularized-biological-scaffolds-for-3d-cell-culture
#5
Bryan N Brown, Michael J Buckenmeyer, Travis A Prest
The biggest challenge of designing and implementing an in vitro study is developing a microenvironment that most closely represents the interactions observed in vivo. Decellularization of tissues and organs has been shown to be an effective method for the removal of potentially immunogenic constituents while preserving essential growth factors and extracellular matrix (ECM ) proteins necessary for proper cell function. Enzymatic digestion of decellularized tissues allows these tissue-specific components to be reconstituted into bioactive hydrogels through a physical crosslinking of collagen...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630792/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-treatment-in-a-case-with-pneumococcal-keratitis
#6
Ayşe Bozkurt Oflaz, Banu Bozkurt, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir
Bacterial keratitis is a serious ocular infectious disease that can threaten vision. The disease generally progresses rapidly and can lead to corneal scar, stromal abscess formation, perforation, and dissemination to adjacent tissues if not treated properly. Recent studies showed that corneal collagen crosslinking (CCC) using ultraviolet-A/riboflavin is effective in the treatment of bacterial keratitis refractory to topical antibiotic treatment. In addition to being bactericidal, CCC also decreases risk of perforation by strengthening the corneal collagen structure...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624448/identification-of-functional-hypoxia-inducible-factor-response-elements-in-the-human-lysyl-oxidase-gene-promoter
#7
Victoria Wang, David A Davis, Robert Yarchoan
Human lysyl oxidase (LOX) is a hypoxia-responsive gene whose product catalyzes collagen crosslinking and is thought to be important in cancer metastasis and osteoarthritis. We previously demonstrated that LOX was upregulated by hypoxia inducible factor 2 (HIF-2) more strongly than hypoxia inducible 1 (HIF-1). We further investigated the response of the LOX gene and LOX promoter to HIFs. LOX mRNA, measured by real time reverse transcriptase-PCR, was strongly up-regulated (almost 40-fold), by transfection of HEK-293T cells with a plasmid encoding the HIF-2α subunit of HIF-2, but only three-fold by a plasmid encoding HIF-1α...
June 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621459/microtubule-actin-crosslinking-factor-1-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-promoting-%C3%AE-catenin-tcf1-runx2-signaling-axis
#8
Lifang Hu, Peihong Su, Chong Yin, Yan Zhang, Runzhi Li, Kun Yan, Zhihao Chen, Dijie Li, Ge Zhang, Liping Wang, Zhiping Miao, Airong Qian, Cory J Xian
Osteoblast differentiation is a multistep process delicately regulated by many factors, including cytoskeletal dynamics and signaling pathways. Microtubule actin crosslinking factor 1 (MACF1), a key cytoskeletal linker, has been shown to play key roles in signal transduction and in diverse cellular processes; however, its role in regulating osteoblast differentiation is still needed to be elucidated. To further uncover the functions and mechanisms of action of MACF1 in osteoblast differentiation, we examined effects of MACF1 knockdown (MACF1-KD) in MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells on their osteoblast differentiation and associated molecular mechanisms...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620706/complete-corneal-ring-myoring-implantation-versus-myoring-implantation-combined-with-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-keratoconus-3-year-follow-up
#9
Guzel Bikbova, Gyulli Kazakbaeva, Mukharram Bikbov, Emin Usubov
PURPOSE: To estimate the effectiveness of complete corneal ring (MyoRing) implantation compared with MyoRing implantation combined with corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for keratoconus treatment for 36 months follow-up. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MyoRing implantation was performed in a series of 78 patients (80 eyes) with keratoconus II-III Amsler classification, of these 39 eyes had MyoRing implantation combined with CXL...
June 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615322/in-vivo-manipulation-of-the-extracellular-matrix-induces-vascular-regression-in-a-basal-chordate
#10
Delany Rodriguez, Brian P Braden, Scott W Boyer, Daryl A Taketa, Leah Setar, Chris Calhoun, Alessandro Di Maio, Adam Langenbacher, Megan T Valentine, Anthony W De Tomaso
We investigated the physical role of the extracellular matrix in vascular homeostasis in the basal chordate Botryllus schlosseri, which has a large, transparent extracorporeal vascular network encompassing areas >100 cm(2) We found that the collagen crosslinking enzyme lysyl oxidase is expressed in all vascular cells, and that in vivo inhibition using ß-aminopropionitrile (BAPN) caused a rapid, global regression of the entire network, with some vessels regressing >10 mm within 16 hours. BAPN treatment changed the ultrastructure of collagen fibers in the vessel basement membrane, and the kinetics of regression were dose-dependent...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602855/effects-of-substrate-stiffness-on-the-tenoinduction-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Anowarul Islam, Thomas Mbimba, Mousa Younesi, Ozan Akkus
Extracellular matrix modulus plays an important role in regulating cell morphology, proliferation and differentiation during regular and diseased states. Although the effects of substrate topography and modulus on MSC differentiation are well known with respect to osteogenesis and adipogenesis, there has been relatively little investigation on the effects of this phenomenon on tenogenesis. Furthermore, relative roles of topographical factors (matrix alignment vs. matrix modulus) in inducing tenogenic differentiation is not well understood...
June 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591281/topographic-outcomes-after-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-in-progressive-keratoconus-1-year-follow-up
#12
Mauro C Tiveron, Camila Ribeiro Koch Pena, Richard Yudi Hida, Luciane Bugmann Moreira, Felipe Roberto Exterhotter Branco, Newton Kara-Junior
Purpose: We aimed to report and analyze topographic and refractive outcomes following corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus (KC). Methods: We performed a retrospective, analytical, and observational study of 100 eyes from 74 progressive KC patients who underwent CXL at the Eye Hospital of Paraná. Keratometric values were analyzed preoperatively as well as 3 and 12 months postoperatively. Results: For a total of 100 eyes, 68 belonged to male patients...
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587986/angle-ply-biomaterial-scaffold-for-annulus-fibrosus-repair-replicates-native-tissue-mechanical-properties-restores-spinal-kinematics-and-supports-cell-viability
#13
Ryan Borem, Allison Madeline, Joshua Walters, Henry Mayo, Sanjitpal Gill, Jeremy Mercuri
Annulus fibrosus (AF) damage commonly occurs due to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration/herniation. The dynamic mechanical role of the AF is essential for proper IVD function and thus it is imperative that biomaterials developed to repair the AF withstand the mechanical rigors of the native tissue. Furthermore, these biomaterials must resist accelerated degradation within the proteolytic environment of degenerate IVDs while supporting integration with host tissue. We have previously reported a novel approach for developing collagen-based, multi-laminate AF repair patches (AFRPs) that mimic the angle-ply architecture and basic tensile properties of the human AF...
June 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583184/effect-of-single-intralesional-treatment-of-surgically-induced-equine-superficial-digital-flexor-tendon-core-lesions-with-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-a-controlled-experimental-trial
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Florian Geburek, Florian Roggel, Hans T M van Schie, Andreas Beineke, Roberto Estrada, Kathrin Weber, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn, Michael Jagodzinski, Bastian Welke, Christof Hurschler, Sabine Conrad, Thomas Skutella, Chris van de Lest, René van Weeren, Peter M Stadler
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is a promising source of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for the treatment of tendon disease. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of a single intralesional implantation of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AT-MSCs) on artificial lesions in equine superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFTs). METHODS: During this randomized, controlled, blinded experimental study, either autologous cultured AT-MSCs suspended in autologous inactivated serum (AT-MSC-serum) or autologous inactivated serum (serum) were injected intralesionally 2 weeks after surgical creation of centrally located SDFT lesions in both forelimbs of nine horses...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582854/activation-of-macrophages-and-microglia-by-interferon-%C3%AE-and-lipopolysaccharide-increases-methylglyoxal-production-a-new-mechanism-in-the-development-of-vascular-complications-and-cognitive-decline-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Karthik Dhananjayan, Dhanushka Gunawardena, Nerissa Hearn, Tanja Sonntag, Chris Moran, Erika Gyengesi, Velandai Srikanth, Gerald Münch
Methylglyoxal (MGO), a dicarbonyl compound derived from glucose, is elevated in diabetes mellitus and contributes to vascular complications by crosslinking collagen and increasing arterial stiffness. It is known that MGO contributes to inflammation as it forms advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which activate macrophages via the receptor RAGE. The aim of study was to investigate whether inflammatory activation can increase MGO levels, thereby completing a vicious cycle. In order to validate this, macrophage (RAW264...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577892/effects-of-edc-crosslinking-on-the-stiffness-of-dentin-hybrid-layers-evaluated-by-nanodma-over-time
#16
Zihou Zhang, Mustafa Mutluay, Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay, Franklin R Tay, David H Pashley, Dwayne Arola
Application of collagen cross-linkers to demineralized dentin improves bond durability. While the benefits of cross-linking treatments to bond strength and fatigue resistance have been explored, changes in hybrid layer stiffness with aging have not been examined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of a cross-linking treatment using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC) on hybrid layer stiffness of resin-dentin adhesive bonds, using spatially-resolved nanoscopic Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (nanoDMA)...
May 31, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576043/insights-into-the-rheological-behaviors-evolution-of-alginate-dialdehyde-crosslinked-collagen-solutions-evaluated-by-numerical-models
#17
Shichen Zhu, Xiaoyue Yu, Shanbai Xiong, Ru Liu, Zhipeng Gu, Juan You, Tao Yin, Yang Hu
The elaboration of the rheological behaviors of alginate dialdehyde (ADA) crosslinked collagen solutions, along with the quantitative analysis via numerical models contribute to the controllable design of ADA crosslinked solution system's fluid mechanics performance during manufacturing process for collagen biomaterials. In the present work, steady shear flow, dynamical viscoelasticity, creep-recovery, thixotropy tests were performed to characterize the rheological behaviors of the collagen solutions incorporating of ADA from the different aspects and fitted with corresponding numerical models...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573980/3d-porous-collagen-scaffolds-reinforced-by-glycation-with-ribose-for-tissue-engineering-application
#18
Natalia Gostynska, Gopal Krishnakumar, Elisabetta Campodoni, Silvia Panseri, Monica Montesi, Simone Sprio, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci, Anna Tampieri, Monica Sandri
In this study ribose was proposed as a promising, non-toxic, low-cost crosslinker to enhance the structural integrity and stiffness of type I collagen matrices. The main objective was to determine optimal conditions of glycation by ribose to fabricate 3D porous collagen scaffolds and to verify their effectiveness for use as scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering (TE), by physicochemical and biological characterization. Two different crosslinking strategies were investigated including variety in the amount of ribose and the time of reaction: pre-crosslinking (PRE) and post-crosslinking (POST)...
June 2, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572823/stabilisation-of-collagen-sponges-by-glutaraldehyde-vapour-crosslinking
#19
Yong Y Peng, Veronica Glattauer, John A M Ramshaw
Glutaraldehyde is a well-recognised reagent for crosslinking and stabilising collagens and other protein-based materials, including gelatine. In some cases, however, the use of solutions can disrupt the structure of the material, for example, by causing rapid dispersion or distortions from surface interactions. An alternative approach that has been explored in a number of individual cases is the use of glutaraldehyde vapour. In this study, the effectiveness of a range of different glutaraldehyde concentrations in the reservoir providing vapour, from 5% to 25% (w/v), has been explored at incubation times from 5 h to 48 h at room temperature...
2017: International Journal of Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570270/molecular-imaging-of-oxidized-collagen-quantifies-pulmonary-and-hepatic-fibrogenesis
#20
Howard H Chen, Philip A Waghorn, Lan Wei, Luis F Tapias, Daniel T Schu Hle, Nicholas J Rotile, Chloe M Jones, Richard J Looby, Gaofeng Zhao, Justin M Elliott, Clemens K Probst, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Gregory Y Lauwers, Andrew M Tager, Kenneth K Tanabe, Michael Lanuti, Bryan C Fuchs, Peter Caravan
Fibrosis results from the dysregulation of tissue repair mechanisms affecting major organ systems, leading to chronic extracellular matrix buildup, and progressive, often fatal, organ failure. Current diagnosis relies on invasive biopsies. Noninvasive methods today cannot distinguish actively progressive fibrogenesis from stable scar, and thus are insensitive for monitoring disease activity or therapeutic responses. Collagen oxidation is a universal signature of active fibrogenesis that precedes collagen crosslinking...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
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