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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736221/scaffold-curvature-mediated-novel-biomineralization-process-originates-a-continuous-soft-tissue-to-bone-interface
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Michael Paris, Andreas Götz, Inga Hettrich, Cécile M Bidan, John W C Dunlop, Hajar Razi, Ivo Zizak, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Peter Fratzl, Georg N Duda, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Amaia Cipitria
A myriad of shapes are found in biological tissues, often naturally evolved to fulfill a particular function. In the field of tissue engineering, substrate geometry influences cell behavior and tissue formation in-vitro, yet little is known how this translates to an in-vivo scenario. Here we investigate scaffold curvature-induced tissue growth, without additional growth factors or cells, in an ovine animal model. We show that soft tissue formation follows a curvature-driven tissue growth model. The highly organized endogenous soft matrix, potentially under mechanical strain, leads to a non-standard form of biomineralization, whereby the pre-existing organic matrix is mineralized without collagen remodeling and without an intermediate cartilage ossification phase...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731483/the-role-of-laminins-in-cartilaginous-tissues-from-development-to-regeneration
#2
Y Sun, T L Wang, W S Toh, M Pei
As a key molecule of the extracellular matrix, laminin provides a delicate microenvironment for cell functions. Recent findings suggest that laminins expressed by cartilage-forming cells (chondrocytes, progenitor cells and stem cells) could promote chondrogenesis. However, few papers outline the effect of laminins on providing a favorable matrix microenvironment for cartilage regeneration. In this review, we delineated the expression of laminins in hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage and cartilage-like tissue (nucleus pulposus) throughout several developmental stages...
July 21, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729949/modeling-the-effect-of-blunt-impact-on-mitochondrial-function-in-cartilage-implications-for-development-of-osteoarthritis
#3
Georgi I Kapitanov, Bruce P Ayati, James A Martin
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by degeneration of joint cartilage. It is associated with pain and disability and is the result of either age and activity related joint wear or an injury. Non-invasive treatment options are scarce and prevention and early intervention methods are practically non-existent. The modeling effort presented in this article is constructed based on an emerging biological hypothesis-post-impact oxidative stress leads to cartilage cell apoptosis and hence the degeneration observed with the disease...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727318/appropriate-cyclic-tensile-strain-promotes-biological-changes-of-cranial-base-synchondrosis-chondrocytes
#4
F Chu, Q Feng, Z Hu, G Shen
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to clarify biological changes of cranial base synchondrosis chondrocytes (CBSCs) upon cyclic tensile strain (CTS) loading which simulated orthopaedic mechanical protraction on cranial base synchondroses (CBS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A two-step digestion method was used to isolate CBSCs obtained from 1-week-old Sprague Dawley rats. Immunohistochemical staining of type II collagen and Sox9 was conducted to identify chondrocytes. A CTS of 1 Hz and 10% elongation was applied to the second passage of CBSCs by FX-5000™ Tension System for 24 hours...
August 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726574/rise-of-the-pigs-utilization-of-the-porcine-model-to-study-musculoskeletal-biomechanics-and-tissue-engineering-during-skeletal-growth
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Stephanie G Cone, Paul B Warren, Matthew B Fisher
Large animal models play an essential role in the study of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as well as biomechanics.  The porcine model has been increasingly used to study the musculoskeletal system, including specific joints, such as the knee and temporomandibular joints, and tissues, such as bone, cartilage, and ligaments. In particular, pigs have been utilized to evaluate the role of skeletal growth on the biomechanics and engineered replacements of these joints and tissues. In this review, we explore the publication history of the use of pig models in biomechanics, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine studies, discuss inter-species comparative studies, highlight studies on the effect of skeletal growth and other biological considerations in the porcine model, and present challenges and emerging opportunities for using this model to study functional tissue engineering and regenerative medicine...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725908/cyst-like-lesions-at-chondro-osseous-junction
#6
Zijun Zhang, Jeffrey Beckett, Lew Schon
This study described and histologically characterized a cyst-like lesion (CLL) at the chondro-osseous junction. Rat knees (n = 12), with or without excessive running-induced osteoarthritis (OA), were used for counting the incidence, morphological measurements, immunohistochemistry of the CLL. A typical CLL, appearing as a void space in the matrix, was located on the tidemark at the chondro-osseous junction. The content of the CLL included types II and VI collagen, proteoglycans but not intact chondrocytes. At least one CLL was found in 5/6 osteoarthritic knees and only 2/6 in the non-osteoarthritic knees...
July 19, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722301/recent-research-advances-in-selective-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-inhibitors-as-anti-osteoarthritis-agents
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REVIEW
Xin-Wen Xie, Ren-Zhong Wan, Zhao-Peng Liu
Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) plays a key role in the degradation of type II collagen in cartilage and bone in osteoarthritis (OA). The subtle differences between the S1' loop of MMP-13 and that of other MMPs offer a structural base for the design of selective MMP-13 inhibitors to mitigate the unperceived risk associated with inhibiting other MMP isoforms. In this review, we summarize zinc-binding and non-zinc-binding selective MMP-13 inhibitors. The zinc-binding MMP-13 inhibitors contain a small set of zinc-binding groups (ZBGs), including hydroxamic acid, pyrimidinetrione, reversed hydroxamic acid and hydantoin, carboxylic acid, 1,2,4,-triazole, and 1,2,4,-triazolone...
July 19, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721683/mesenchymal-stem-progenitor-cells-derived-from-articular-cartilage-synovial-membrane-and-synovial-fluid-for-cartilage-regeneration-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Yi-Zhou Huang, Hui-Qi Xie, Antonietta Silini, Ornella Parolini, Yi Zhang, Li Deng, Yong-Can Huang
Large articular cartilage defects remain an immense challenge in the field of regenerative medicine because of their poor intrinsic repair capacity. Currently, the available medical interventions can relieve clinical symptoms to some extent, but fail to repair the cartilaginous injuries with authentic hyaline cartilage. There has been a surge of interest in developing cell-based therapies, focused particularly on the use of mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells with or without scaffolds. Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells are promising graft cells for tissue regeneration, but the most suitable source of cells for cartilage repair remains controversial...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719231/biologic-injections-for-osteoarthritis-and-articular-cartilage-damage-can-we-modify-disease
#9
Weilong J Shi, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Mayan Lendner, Kevin B Freedman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the literature to review the clinical results of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments (MSC) (biologics) for articular cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies involving biologic therapy for osteoarthritis or osteochondral defects. Only Level I-III clinical trials with at least 3-month follow-up were included...
July 18, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717623/chondrocytes-treated-with-different-shock-wave-devices
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Angela Notarnicola, Florenzo Iannone, Giuseppe Maccagnano, Nuniza Lacarpia, Dorotea Bizzoca, Biagio Moretti
BACKGROUND: Shock wave treatment is used for several orthopedic diseases and there are different devices available. Until now, there have been no experimental studies on the effects of these different generators. METHODS: We carried out an experimental study to compare the effects of three focused generators (electro-magnetic, piezoelectric and electro-hydraulic) as well as a radial generator on healthy and osteoarthritis chondrocytes. RESULTS: By the analysis of our results, we may exclude significant differences between the different generators, even though there is a greater action specificity for electro-magnetic and piezoelectric generators...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714408/biomaterials-and-supercritical-fluid-technologies-which-perspectives-to-fabricate-artificial-extracellular-matrix
#11
Della Porta Giovanna, E Reverchon, N Maffulli
The foundation of tissue engineering for either therapeutic or diagnostic applications is the ability to exploit living cells. Tissue engineering utilizes living cells as engineering materials implanted, seeded or bio-plotted into an artificial structure capable of supporting three-dimensional tissue formation. These structures, typically called scaffolds, are critical, both ex vivo and in vivo, to influence their own microenvironments. Scaffolds can serve the following purposes: allow cell attachment and migration, deliver and retain cells and biochemical factors, enable diffusion of vital cell nutrients or expressed products, exert certain mechanical and biological influences to modify the behaviour of the cell phase...
July 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707770/comparison-of-the-paracrine-activity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-amniotic-membrane-and-adipose-tissue
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Filip A Dabrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Anna Sladowska, Aleksandra Zolocinska, Kamila Gala, Leszek Paczek, Miroslaw Wielgos
AIM: The study was conducted to investigate secretory activity and define the paracrine potential of mesenchymal stem cells from human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane (UC-MSCs and AM-MSCs, respectively). METHODS: UC-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained from tissue explants using an adherent method after two weeks of incubation. AM-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained by digestion with tripsin and collagenase. MSC phenotype was confirmed in vitro by performing flow cytometry, differentiation assays and vimentin staining...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706823/joint-preservation-surgery-for-medial-compartment-osteoarthritis
#13
Deepak Goyal, Anjali Goyal, Nobuo Adachi
Single compartment osteoarthritis is a commonly encountered condition in the middle-aged population, with the medial compartment being the most commonly involved compartment. Medial compartment osteoarthritis becomes seriously disabling for these active patients, with a very few definitive solutions. These patients quickly stop responding to the conservative methods such as lifestyle modification, drugs, physiotherapy, and rehab programs. Less invasive procedures such as intra-articular injections or joint debridement also do not give a long-lasting relief...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706807/labral-gracilis-tendon-allograft-reconstruction-and-cartilage-regeneration-scaffold-for-an-uncontained-acetabular-cartilage-defect-of-the-hip
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Laurel E MacInnis, Ahmed Al Hussain, Catherine Coady, Ivan H Wong
Hip cartilage injuries are very common, with rates as high as 50% having been reported in some series; abnormal femoral acetabular contact can result in a full-thickness cartilage defect or labral lesion. The prevalence of labral lesions can be as high as 55%. This Technical Note describes an arthroscopic technique to reconstruct an uncontained, full-thickness, focal cartilage defect of the acetabulum, with reconstruction of the missing labrum using a gracilis allograft and use of a biological liquid scaffold for cartilage reconstruction...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704566/development-and-characterization-of-a-human-three-dimensional-chondrosarcoma-culture-for-in-vitro-drug-testing
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Aurélien Voissiere, Elodie Jouberton, Elise Maubert, Françoise Degoul, Caroline Peyrode, Jean-Michel Chezal, Élisabeth Miot-Noirault
It has been suggested that chemoresistance of chondrosarcoma (CHS), the cartilage tumor, is caused by the phenotypic microenvironmental features of the tumor tissue, mainly the chondrogenic extracellular matrix (ECM), and hypoxia. We developed and characterized a multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS) of human chondrosarcoma HEMC-SS cells to gain insight into tumor cell biology and drug response. At Day 7, HEMC-SS spheroids exhibited a homogeneous distribution of proliferative Ki-67 positive cells, whereas in larger spheroids (Day 14 and Day 20), proliferation was mainly localized in the periphery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700003/the-effects-of-chitosan-oligosaccharides-on-opg-and-rankl-expression-in-a-rat-osteoarthritis-model
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Chun Zhang, Qi Liao, Jiang-Hua Ming, Ge-Liang Hu, Qing Chen, Shi-Qing Liu, Ya-Ming Li
Purpose: To investigate the effect of chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) against osteoarthritis (OA) and preliminarily discuss the osteoprotegerin (OPG), receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) and RANK expression in a rat OA model. Methods: Thirty-six 6-week-old Male SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham-operated group(CON), OA-induction group(OA), COS intervention group(n=12/group). At 4 weeks after the operation, COS (50 ul) intervention weekily for consecutive 5 weeks...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692513/viability-and-biomechanics-of-diced-cartilage-blended-with-platelet-rich-plasma-and-wrapped-with-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-membrane
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Jun-Lin Liao, Jia Chen, Bin He, Yong Chen, Jia-Qun Xu, Hong-Ju Xie, Feng Hu, Ai-Jun Wang, ChengQun Luo, Qing-Feng Li, Jian-Da Zhou
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the viability and biomechanics of diced cartilage blended with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and wrapped with poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) membrane in a rabbit model. METHODS: A total of 10 New Zealand rabbits were used for the study. Cartilage grafts were harvested from 1 side ear. The grafts were divided into 3 groups for comparison: bare diced cartilage, diced cartilage wrapped with PLGA membrane, and diced cartilage blended with PRP and wrapped with PLGA membrane...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688149/proteoglycan-4-and-hyaluronan-as-boundary-lubricants-for-model-contact-lens-hydrogels
#18
Michael Samsom, Yuno Iwabuchi, Heather Sheardown, Tannin A Schmidt
Clinical data show that in vitro contact lens friction is related to in vivo comfort. Solutions of biological lubricants hyaluronan (HA) and proteoglycan 4 (PRG4, also known as lubricin) reduce friction at a cornea-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) interface. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine if PRG4 can sorb to and lubricate model contact lens materials and (2) assess the boundary lubricating ability of PRG4 and HA compared to saline on model contact lens materials. PRG4 was obtained from bovine cartilage culture and suspended in saline at 300 µg/mL...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687335/a-genome-wide-transcriptomic-analysis-of-articular-cartilage-during-normal-maturation-in-pigs
#19
Naga Suresh Adapala, Harry K W Kim
OBJECTIVE: The articular cartilage undergoes dramatic changes in structure and composition during post-natal maturation, but the associated transcriptional changes are not well characterized. Compared to a mature stage, the immature articular cartilage shows developmental features such as increased thickness, presence of blood vessels, and the presence of a deep layer of growth cartilage which undergoes endochondral ossification. These features decrease during normal development. Following maturation, the articular cartilage is known to undergo few minor modifications...
July 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684351/effectiveness-of-chitosan-scaffold-in-skin-bone-and-cartilage-healing
#20
REVIEW
Ahmad Oryan, Sonia Sahvieh
Chitosan (CS) is a carbohydrate biopolymer, which has been known as a biological material in promoting the healing process of soft and hard connective tissues. It is biocompatible, biodegradable, bioactive, non-toxic, non-expensive and non-immunogenic, with antibacterial capability. Additionally, the capacity of forming complexes with other anionic biomaterials and molecules offers CS the characteristics to be used in biomedical applications. Therefore, this natural polysaccharide has widely been used as a wound dressing and in bone and cartilage regeneration because of these considerable properties...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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