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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502741/high-metabolic-activity-of-tissue-nonspecific-alkaline-phosphatase-not-only-in-young-but-also-in-adult-bone-as-demonstrated-using-a-new-histochemical-detection-protocol
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I Piotr Maly, Elisabeth Eppler, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl
Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) is playing a key role in bone calcification, as has been demonstrated in different mammalian species including human and rodents. However, to investigate age-related changes during life history, histochemical demonstration of TNAP is severely hampered, particularly in the elderly, by technical difficulties associated with sectioning calcified tissue. Sufficient fixation must precede decalcification since poorly fixed bone tissue is exposed to the deleterious effects of decalcification reagents...
May 11, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501995/one-step-preservation-and-decalcification-of-bony-tissue-for-molecular-profiling
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Claudius Mueller, Michael G Harpole, Virginia Espina
Bone metastasis from primary cancer sites creates diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Calcified bone is difficult to biopsy due to tissue hardness and patient discomfort, thus limiting the frequency and availability of bone/bone marrow biopsy material for molecular profiling. In addition, bony tissue must be demineralized (decalcified) prior to histomorphologic analysis. Decalcification processes rely on three main principles: (a) solubility of calcium salts in an acid, such as formic or nitric acid; (b) calcium chelation with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); or (c) ion-exchange resins in a weak acid...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501354/calcium-orthophosphates-capo4-occurrence-and-properties
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REVIEW
S V Dorozhkin
The present overview is intended to point the readers' attention to the important subject of calcium orthophosphates (CaPO4). This type of materials is of the special significance for the human beings because they represent the inorganic part of major normal (bones, teeth and antlers) and pathological (those appearing due to various diseases) calcified tissues of mammals. For example, atherosclerosis results in blood vessel blockage caused by a solid composite of cholesterol with CaPO4, while dental caries (tooth decay) and osteoporosis (a low bone mass with microarchitectural changes) mean a partial decalcification of teeth and bones, respectively, that results in replacement of a less soluble and harder biological apatite by more soluble and softer calcium hydrogenorthophosphates...
May 10, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424781/postembedding-decalcification-of-mineralized-tissue-sections-preserves-the-integrity-of-implanted-biomaterials-and-minimizes-number-of-experimental-animals
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Thaqif El Khassawna, Diaa Eldin S Daghma, Sabine Stoetzel, Seemun Ray, Stefanie Kern, Deeksha Malhan, Volker Alt, Ulrich Thormann, Anja Henß, Marcus Rohnke, Annette Stengel, Fathi Hassan, Stefan Maenz, Klaus D Jandt, Michael Diefenbeck, Matthias Schumacher, Michael Gelinsky, Katrin Susanne Lips, Christian Heiss
Bone histology of decalcified or undecalcified samples depends on the investigation. However, in research each method provides different information to answer the scientific question. Decalcification is the first step after sample fixation and governs what analysis is later feasible on the sections. Besides, decalcification is favored for immunostaining and in situ hybridization. Otherwise, sample decalcification can be damaging to bone biomaterials implants that contains calcium or strontium. On the other hand, after decalcification mineralization cannot be assessed using histology or imaging mass spectrometry...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407126/mitral-valve-replacement-in-severely-calcified-mitral-valve-annulus-a-10-year-experience
#5
Kareem Salhiyyah, Hassan Kattach, Ahmed Ashoub, Diana Patrick, Szabolcs Miskolczi, Geoffrey Tsang, Sunil K Ohri, Clifford W Barlow, Theodore Velissaris, Steve Livesey
OBJECTIVES: Severe calcification in the mitral valve annulus is a challenging problem during mitral valve surgery. We describe our experience with mitral valve replacement in severely calcified mitral valve without decalcification of the annulus. METHODS: Between April 2001 and July 2011, 61 patients underwent mitral valve replacement with severe mitral annulus calcification without decalcification of the annulus. This retrospective study was performed to assess the surgical and the long-term postoperative outcomes in this group...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406968/the-sense-of-balance-in-humans-structural-features-of-otoconia-and-their-response-to-linear-acceleration
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Rüdiger Kniep, Dirk Zahn, Jana Wulfes, Leif Erik Walther
We explored the functional role of individual otoconia within the otolith system of mammalians responsible for the detection of linear accelerations and head tilts in relation to the gravity vector. Details of the inner structure and the shape of intact human and artificial otoconia were studied using environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), including decalcification by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to discriminate local calcium carbonate density. Considerable differences between the rhombohedral faces of human and artificial otoconia already indicate that the inner architecture of otoconia is not consistent with the point group -3m...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403360/influence-of-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-and-topical-fluoride-on-levels-of-streptococcus-mutans-in-saliva-and-biofilm-adjacent-to-metallic-brackets
#7
Marcela Cristina Damião Andrucioli, Gisele Faria, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Fábio Lourenço Romano, Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto
Decalcification of enamel during fixed orthodontic appliance treatment remains a problem. White spot lesions are observed in nearly 50% of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The use of fluoride-containing orthodontic materials has shown inconclusive results on their ability to reduce decalcification. The aims of this investigation were to compare the levels of Streptococcus mutans (SM) in saliva and biofilm adjacent to orthodontic brackets retained with a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) (Fuji ORTHO LC) and a light cured composite resin (Transbond XT), and to analyze the influence of topical application of the 1...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394415/phylogenetic-position-of-the-coral-symbiont-ostreobium-ulvophyceae-inferred-from-chloroplast-genome-data
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Heroen Verbruggen, Vanessa R Marcelino, Michael D Guiry, M Chiela M Cremen, Christopher J Jackson
The green algal genus Ostreobium is an important symbiont of corals, playing roles in reef decalcification and providing photosynthates to the coral during bleaching events. A chloroplast genome of a cultured strain of Ostreobium was available, but low taxon sampling and Ostreobium's early-branching nature left doubt about its phylogenetic position. Here we generate and describe chloroplast genomes from four Ostreobium strains as well as Avrainvillea mazei and Neomeris sp., strategically sampled early-branching lineages in the Bryopsidales and Dasycladales, respectively...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370969/tissue-integrity-costs-and-time-associated-with-different-agents-for-histological-bone-preparation
#9
Adelino António Artur Abrantes, Alex Rafacho, Elena Riet Correa Rivero, Fernanda Viviane Mariano, Filipe Modolo Siqueira, Rogério Oliveira Gondak
The selection of an appropriate demineralizing solution in pathology laboratories depends on several factors such as the preservation of cellularity, urgency of diagnostic and financial costs. The aim of this study was to test different decalcification bone procedures in order to establish the best value of these in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded samples. Femurs were removed from 13 adult male Wistar rats to obtain 130 bone disks randomly divided into five groups that were demineralized in different concentrations of nitric acid (Group I); formic acid (Group II); acetic acid (Group III); EDTA, pH7...
April 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329271/short-and-long-term-results-after-prosthetic-mitral-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-annulus-calcification%C3%A2
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Ronny Ben-Avi, Boris Orlov, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan, Rafael Kuperstien, Amjad Shalabi, Eilon Ram, Alexander Lipey, Ehud Raanani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate short- and long-term outcomes of a conservative decalcification approach in mitral valve replacement (MVR) surgery in the presence of mitral annulus calcification (MAC). METHODS: Of the 1038 patients who underwent MVR, 133 (13%) had significant MAC with at least 30% of the annular circumference heavily calcified. In most patients, the surgical approach to MAC included conservative decalcification, supra-annular prosthesis implantation and insertion of a pericardial patch between the MV annulus and the prosthesis...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329152/repair-of-left-ventricular-rupture-in-a-patient-with-mitral-annular-calcification
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Ken Okamoto, Hirokazu Tazume, Ayumi Koga, Toshihiro Fukui
Left ventricular free wall rupture is a complication following acute myocardial infarction or mitral valve replacement. We report the case of a 56-year-old female patient with idiopathic left ventricular rupture confirmed by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). CT also showed no coronary artery obstruction and severe mitral annular calcification. Left ventricular rupture was successfully repaired internally with bovine pericardium. Mitral valve replacement with annular decalcification was also performed...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297096/accelerated-orthodontic-treatment-what-s-the-evidence
#12
P Miles
The demand and accessibility of orthodontic care has increased but has also been accompanied by patient requests for shorter treatment times. Longer orthodontic treatment increases the risk of decalcification, gingival recession, and root resorption and so shorter treatment times have multiple advantages as well as appealing to patient's desires. Numerous techniques and materials have been suggested to reduce treatment times but, in most cases, are based upon selected case reports with no prospective clinical trials to validate claims...
March 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259046/organic-extraction-of-bone-lysates-improves-dna-purification-with-silica-beads
#13
Stijn Desmyter, Greet De Cock, Sabine Moulin, Fabrice Noël
In our standard protocol for DNA extraction from skeletal remains of unidentified bodies, bone lysates resulting from decalcification and Proteinase K treatment were purified with the DNA IQ™ Casework Pro Kit for Maxwell(®)16 automate (Promega, WI). Despite its success in the majority of cases, the DNA purification with paramagnetic silica beads failed in some challenging samples. This failure in DNA recovery was often associated with filter clogging during the required volume reduction of the lysate to enable loading on the automate...
February 15, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246608/evaluation-of-decalcification-techniques-for-rat-femurs-using-he-and-immunohistochemical-staining
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Haixia Liu, Ruyuan Zhu, Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Lili Wang, Beibei Chen, Lin Li, Jianzhao Niu, Dandan Zhao, Fangfang Mo, Min Fu, Dieter Brömme, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
Aim. In routine histopathology, decalcification is an essential step for mineralized tissues. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of different decalcification solutions on the morphological and antigenicity preservation in Sprague Dawley (SD) rat femurs. Materials and Methods. Four different decalcification solutions were employed to remove the mineral substances from rat femurs, including 10% neutral buffered EDTA, 3% nitric acid, 5% nitric acid, and 8% hydrochloric acid/formic acid. Shaking and low temperature were used to process the samples...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230910/adhesives-for-bonded-molar-tubes-during-fixed-brace-treatment
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REVIEW
Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye Cr Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment involves using fixed or removable appliances (dental braces) to correct the positions of teeth. The success of a fixed appliance depends partly on the metal attachments (brackets and bands) being glued to the teeth so that they do not become detached during treatment. Brackets (metal squares) are usually attached to teeth other than molars, where bands (metal rings that go round each tooth) are more commonly used. Orthodontic tubes (stainless steel tubes that allow wires to pass through them), are typically welded to bands but they may also be glued directly (bonded) to molars...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229056/experimental-visualization-of-labyrinthine-structure-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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Saleh Mohebbi, Marjan Mirsalehi, Lüder-Alexander Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier, Thomas Lenarz, Omid Majdani
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of inner ear structures is a valuable strategy for researchers and clinicians working on hearing pathologies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution imaging technology which may be used for the visualization of tissues. In this experimental study we aimed to evaluate inner ear anatomy in well-prepared human labyrinthine bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three fresh human explanted temporal bones were trimmed, chemically decalcified with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and mechanically drilled under visual control using OCT in order to reveal the remaining bone shell...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208997/comparison-of-self-etch-primers-with-conventional-acid-etching-system-on-orthodontic-brackets
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Amit Zope, Yogita Zope-Khalekar, Shrikant S Chitko, Veerendra V Kerudi, Harshal Ashok Patil, Prasad Vasudeo Bonde, Pratik Jaltare, Siddhesh G Dolas
INTRODUCTION: The self-etching primer system consists of etchant and primer dispersed in a single unit. The etching and priming are merged as a single step leading to fewer stages in bonding procedure and reduction in the number of steps that also reduces the chance of introduction of error, resulting in saving time for the clinician. It also results in smaller extent of enamel decalcification. AIM: To compare the Shear Bond Strength (SBS) of orthodontic bracket bonded with Self-Etch Primers (SEP) and conventional acid etching system and to study the surface appearance of teeth after debonding; etching with conventional acid etch and self-etch priming, using stereomicroscope...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196606/imaging-and-cell-count-in-cleared-intact-cochlea-in-the-mongolian-gerbil-using-laser-scanning-confocal-microscopy
#18
M Risoud, J Sircoglou, G Dedieu, M Tardivel, C Vincent, N-X Bonne
OBJECTIVES: To draw up a clearing protocol for Mongolian gerbil cochlea, and to assess the feasibility of quantifying and analyzing 3D cell architecture in the transparent cochleae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Freshly dissected inner ears were prepared on a 13-day protocol: fixation, microdissection, post-fixation, decalcification, pretreatment (signal enhancement, permeabilization and blocking), fluorescent labeling (indirect immunolabeling and direct labeling), dehydration, clearing in Spalteholz solution (MSBB: methyl salicylate and benzyl benzoate) and mounting...
February 9, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150745/first-real-time-observation-of-transverse-division-in-azooxanthellate-scleractinian-corals
#19
Yuki Tokuda, Hiroko Haraguchi, Yoichi Ezaki
Asexual reproduction is one of the most important traits in the evolutionary history of corals. No real-time observations of asexual reproduction in azooxanthellate solitary scleractinian corals have been conducted to date. Here, we describe previously unknown aspects of asexual reproduction by using Truncatoflabellum spheniscus (Family Flabellidae) based on observations of transverse division conducted over 1200 days. The findings revealed that (1) transverse division was caused by decalcification; (2) compared to the anthocyathus (upper part of the divided corallum), the soft parts of the anthocaulus (lower part of the divided corallum) were severely damaged and injured during division; (3) these injuries were repaired rapidly; and (4) the anthocaulus regrew and repeatedly produced anthocyathi by means of transverse division...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118552/decellularized-tooth-bud-scaffolds-for-tooth-regeneration
#20
W Zhang, B Vazquez, D Oreadi, P C Yelick
Whole tooth regeneration approaches currently are limited by our inability to bioengineer full-sized, living replacement teeth. Recently, decellularized organ scaffolds have shown promise for applications in regenerative medicine by providing a natural extracellular matrix environment that promotes cell attachment and tissue-specific differentiation leading to full-sized organ regeneration. We hypothesize that decellularized tooth buds (dTBs) created from unerupted porcine tooth buds (TBs) can be used to guide reseeded dental cell differentiation to form whole bioengineered teeth, thereby providing a potential off-the-shelf scaffold for whole tooth regeneration...
May 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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