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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319157/subchondral-bone-histology-and-grading-in-osteoarthritis
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Olli-Matti Aho, Mikko Finnilä, Jerome Thevenot, Simo Saarakkala, Petri Lehenkari
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) has often regarded as a disease of articular cartilage only. New evidence has shifted the paradigm towards a system biology approach, where also the surrounding tissue, especially bone is studied more vigorously. However, the histological features of subchondral bone are only poorly characterized in current histological grading scales of OA. The aim of this study is to specifically characterize histological changes occurring in subchondral bone at different stages of OA and propose a simple grading system for them...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315766/bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-is-overexpressed-in-and-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-drug-resistant-cancer-cells
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Kairui Zhou, Xiaoli Shi, Jinling Huo, Weihua Liu, Dongxiao Yang, Tengjiao Yang, Tiantian Qin, Cong Wang
Drug resistance and metastasis significantly hinder chemotherapy and worsen prognoses in cancer. Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) belongs to the TGF-β superfamily, has broad biological activities in cell proliferation and cartilage differentiation and is also able to induce migration and invasion. Herein, we investigated the role of BMP4 in the regulation of metastasis in paclitaxel-resistant human esophageal carcinoma EC109 cells (EC109/Taxol) and docetaxel-resistant human gastric cancer MGC803 cells (MGC/Doc)...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302412/mechanical-behavior-of-idealized-stingray-skeleton-inspired-tiled-composites-as-a-function-of-geometry-and-material-properties
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A K Jayasankar, R Seidel, J Naumann, L Guiducci, A Hosny, P Fratzl, J C Weaver, J W C Dunlop, M N Dean
Tilings are constructs of repeated shapes covering a surface, common in both manmade and natural structures, but in particular are a defining characteristic of shark and ray skeletons. In these fishes, cartilaginous skeletal elements are wrapped in a surface tessellation, comprised of polygonal mineralized tiles linked by flexible joints, an arrangement believed to provide both stiffness and flexibility. The aim of this research is to use two-dimensional analytical models to evaluate the mechanical performance of stingray skeleton-inspired tessellations, as a function of their material and structural parameters...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288923/effects-of-alendronateon-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-with-bone-loss-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Huiping Song, Yang Luo, Wenya Wang, Shuyang Li, Kai Yang, Muwei Dai, Yong Shen, Yingze Zhang, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Osteoporosis adversely affects disc degeneration cascades, and prophylactic alendronate (ALN) helps delay intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. However, there remains no information regarding whether ALN affects IDD with bone loss. PURPOSE: This study aimed to observe the effects of ALN on degenerative discs with bone loss induced by OVX in rats. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled in vivo experiments in rodents...
March 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287489/review-of-prospects-of-biological-fluid-biomarkers-in-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Lich Thi Nguyen, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Balaji Saibaba, Moo-Eob Ahn, Sang-Soo Lee
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints and is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. However, there are no key therapeutics for OA and medical treatment is based on managing the symptoms and slowing down progression of the disease. Diagnostics based on clinical examination and radiography have provided little information about metabolic changes in joint tissues, disease onset and progression. Due to lack of effective methods for early detection and evaluation of treatment outcome, the measurement of biochemical markers (biomarkers) shows promise as a prospective method aiding in disease monitoring...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286227/ultrastructural-material-and-crystallographic-description-of-endophytic-masses-a-possible-damage-response-in-shark-and-ray-tessellated-calcified-cartilage
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Ronald Seidel, Michael Blumer, Paul Zaslansky, David Knötel, Daniel R Huber, James C Weaver, Peter Fratzl, Sidney Omelon, Luca Bertinetti, Mason N Dean
The cartilaginous endoskeletons of Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are reinforced superficially by minute, mineralized tiles, called tesserae. Unlike the bony skeletons of other vertebrates, elasmobranch skeletons have limited healing capability and their tissues' mechanisms for avoiding damage or managing it when it does occur are largely unknown. Here we describe an aberrant type of mineralized elasmobranch skeletal tissue called endophytic masses (EPMs), which grow into the uncalcified cartilage of the skeleton, but exhibit a strikingly different morphology compared to tesserae and other elasmobranch calcified tissues...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285060/micromechanical-properties-of-canine-femoral-articular-cartilage-following-multiple-freeze-thaw-cycles
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Abby E Peters, Eithne J Comerford, Sophie Macaulay, Karl T Bates, Riaz Akhtar
Tissue material properties are crucial to understanding their mechanical function, both in healthy and diseased states. However, in certain circumstances logistical limitations can prevent testing on fresh samples necessitating one or more freeze-thaw cycles. To date, the nature and extent to which the material properties of articular cartilage are altered by repetitive freezing have not been explored. Therefore, the aim of this study is to quantify how articular cartilage mechanical properties, measured by nanoindentation, are affected by multiple freeze-thaw cycles...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280669/in-vivo-chondrogenesis-in-3d-bioprinted-human-cell-laden-hydrogel-constructs
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Thomas Möller, Matteo Amoroso, Daniel Hägg, Camilla Brantsing, Nicole Rotter, Peter Apelgren, Anders Lindahl, Lars Kölby, Paul Gatenholm
BACKGROUND: The three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology allows creation of 3D constructs in a layer-by-layer fashion utilizing biologically relevant materials such as biopolymers and cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the use of 3D bioprinting in a clinically relevant setting to evaluate the potential of this technique for in vivo chondrogenesis. METHODS: Thirty-six nude mice (Balb-C, female) received a 5- × 5- × 1-mm piece of bioprinted cell-laden nanofibrillated cellulose/alginate construct in a subcutaneous pocket...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276108/circrna-hsa_circ_0005105-up-regulates-nampt-expression-and-promotes-chondrocyte-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-sponging-mir-26a
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You Wu, Ying Zhang, Yu Zhang, Jia-Jia Wang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease pathologically characterized by articular cartilage degeneration and damage. Currently, studies have found that circular RNA (circRNA) is involved in intracellular RNA regulating network and is closely related to the occurrence and development of diseases, therefore it may become a new biological marker and therapeutic target. After stimulating chondrocytes with interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), hsa_circ_0005105 expression was significantly upregulated, while miR-26a expression was significantly inhibited...
March 8, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272352/trauma-and-stem-cells-biology-and-potential-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Kabilan Thurairajah, Matthew L Broadhead, Zsolt J Balogh
Trauma may cause irreversible tissue damage and loss of function despite current best practice. Healing is dependent both on the nature of the injury and the intrinsic biological capacity of those tissues for healing. Preclinical research has highlighted stem cell therapy as a potential avenue for improving outcomes for injuries with poor healing capacity. Additionally, trauma activates the immune system and alters stem cell behaviour. This paper reviews the current literature on stem cells and its relevance to trauma care...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257738/atorvastatin-induced-osteoclast-inhibition-reduces-orthodontic-relapse
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Gabriel Schmidt Dolci, Luis Valmor Portela, Diogo Onofre de Souza, Anna Christina Medeiros Fossati
INTRODUCTION: The statin class of drugs enhances osteogenesis and suppresses bone resorption, which could be a plausible biologic mechanism for mitigation of orthodontic relapse. We aimed to determine whether atorvastatin (ATV) might affect orthodontic relapse and osteoclastogenesis by modulating expression of RANKL and osteoprotegerin (OPG), crucial molecules involved in bone turnover. Furthermore, we analyzed the adverse effects of ATV on femur turnover and endochondral ossification...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249243/a-recombinant-igg-like-bispecific-antibody-acting-as-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-interleukin-17a-inhibitor-exhibits-a-promising-efficacy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yunxin Wang, Qiang Wu, Zhihang Liu, Xiaochen Guo, Lijiao Zhou, Yuyang Wang, Liying Song, Nan Wang, Qi Zheng, Wenfei Wang, Guiping Ren, Deshan Li
Recently, targeting inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenic process of rheumatoid arthritis is now performed as a feasible biological method in therapy. However, treatments against single cytokine are often difficult to achieve the ideal therapeutic effect. Multi-target drugs permit more effective suppression of inflammation. In this study, we constructed an IgG-like bispecific antibody targeting IL-1β and IL-17A and expressed it in mammalian cells. The therapeutic efficacy was studied in CIA (collagen-induced arthritis) mice, which were administrated with either FL-BsAb1/17 (IgG-like bispecific antibody targeting IL-1β and IL-17A) or monovalent IL-1β Mab or IL-17A Mab (anti-IL-1β/IL-17A monoclonal antibody)...
February 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241140/enzymatic-mineralization-generates-ultrastiff-and-tough-hydrogels-with-tunable-mechanics
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Nicolas Rauner, Monika Meuris, Mirjana Zoric, Joerg C Tiller
The cartilage and skin of animals, which are made up of more than fifty per cent water, are rather stiff (having elastic moduli of up to 100 megapascals) as well as tough and hard to break (with fracture energies of up to 9,000 joules per square metre). Such features make these biological materials mechanically superior to existing synthetic hydrogels. Lately, progress has been made in synthesizing tough hydrogels, with double-network hydrogels achieving the toughness of skin and inorganic-organic composites showing even better performance...
March 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215523/editorial-for-the-special-issue-on-cartilage-biology-and-pathology
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EDITORIAL
Véronique Lefebvre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215089/structure-and-property-changes-in-self-assembled-lubricin-layers-induced-by-calcium-ion-interactions
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George W Greene, Rajiv Thapa, Stephen A Holt, Xiaoen Wang, Christopher J Garvey, Rico F Tabor
Lubricin (LUB) is a "mucin-like" glycoprotein found in synovial fluids and coating the cartilage surfaces of articular joints, which is now generally accepted as one of the body's primary boundary lubricants and antiadhesive agents. LUB's superior lubrication and antiadhesion are believed to derive from its unique interfacial properties by which LUB molecules adhere to surfaces (and biomolecules, such as hyaluronic acid and collagen) through discrete interactions localized to its two terminal end domains. These regionally specific interactions lead to self-assembly behavior and the formation of a well-ordered "telechelic" polymer brush structure on most substrates...
March 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213717/the-minor-collagens-in-articular-cartilage
#16
REVIEW
Yunyun Luo, Dovile Sinkeviciute, Yi He, Morten Karsdal, Yves Henrotin, Ali Mobasheri, Patrik Önnerfjord, Anne Bay-Jensen
Articular cartilage is a connective tissue consisting of a specialized extracellular matrix (ECM) that dominates the bulk of its wet and dry weight. Type II collagen and aggrecan are the main ECM proteins in cartilage. However, little attention has been paid to less abundant molecular components, especially minor collagens, including type IV, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV, etc. Although accounting for only a small fraction of the mature matrix, these minor collagens not only play essential structural roles in the mechanical properties, organization, and shape of articular cartilage, but also fulfil specific biological functions...
February 17, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210648/utilization-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-musculoskeletal-injuries-an-analysis-of-current-treatment-trends-in-the-united-states
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Joanne Y Zhang, Peter D Fabricant, Chad R Ishmael, Jeffrey C Wang, Frank A Petrigliano, Kristofer J Jones
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a popular biologic treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Despite numerous investigations on the efficacy of PRP therapy, current utilization of this treatment within the United States is not widely known. PURPOSE: To investigate the national utilization of PRP, including the incidence and conditions for which it is used in the clinical setting, and to determine the current charges associated with this treatment...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203112/bone-contusion-progression-from-traumatic-knee-injury-association-of-rate-of-contusion-resolution-with-injury-severity
#18
Douglas R Pedersen, Georges Y El-Khoury, Dan R Thedens, Mothana Saad-Eldine, Phinit Phisitkul, Annunziato Amendola
BACKGROUND: Bone contusions are frequently encountered in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Their role as indicators of injury severity remains unclear, primarily due to indeterminate levels of joint injury forces and to a lack of preinjury imaging. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to 1) quantify bone contusion pathogenesis following traumatic joint injuries using fixed imaging follow-ups, and 2) assess the feasibility of using longitudinal bone contusion volumes as an indicator of knee injury severity...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202920/cartilage-targeting-drug-delivery-can-electrostatic-interactions-help
#19
REVIEW
Ambika G Bajpayee, Alan J Grodzinsky
Current intra-articular drug delivery methods do not guarantee sufficient drug penetration into cartilage tissue to reach cell and matrix targets at the concentrations necessary to elicit the desired biological response. Here, we provide our perspective on the utilization of charge-charge (electrostatic) interactions to enhance drug penetration and transport into cartilage, and to enable sustained binding of drugs within the tissue's highly negatively charged extracellular matrix. By coupling drugs to positively charged nanocarriers that have optimal size and charge, cartilage can be converted from a drug barrier into a drug reservoir for sustained intra-tissue delivery...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194388/in-vivo-evaluation-of-porous-hydrogel-pins-to-fill-osteochondral-defects-in-rabbits
#20
Túlio Pereira Cardoso, André Petry Sandoval Ursolino, Pamela de Melo Casagrande, Edie Benedito Caetano, Daniel Vinicius Mistura, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek
OBJECTIVE: This experimental study aimed to evaluate the biological performance of poly (l-co-D, l-lactic acid)-co-trimetilene carbonate/poly (vinyl alcohol) (PLDLA-co TMC/PVA), hydrogel scaffolds, as an implant in the filling (and not in the repair) of osteochondral defects in New Zealand rabbits, assessing the influence of the material in tissue protection in vivo. METHODS: Twelve rabbits were divided into groups of nine and 16 weeks. In each animal, an osteochondral defect was created in both medial femoral condyles...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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