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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144022/collagen-a-review-on-its-sources-and-potential-cosmetic-applications
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REVIEW
María Isabela Avila Rodríguez, Laura G Rodríguez Barroso, Mirna Lorena Sánchez
Collagen is a fibrillar protein that conforms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, essentially skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most abundant in many of the living organisms due to its connective role in biological structures. Due to its abundance, strength and its directly proportional relation with skin aging, collagen has gained great interest in the cosmetic industry. It has been established that the collagen fibers are damaged with the pass of time, losing thickness and strength which has been strongly related with skin aging phenomena [Colágeno para todo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141674/repair-of-articular-cartilage-and-subchondral-defects-in-rabbit-knee-joints-with-a-polyvinyl-alcohol-nano-hydroxyapatite-polyamide-66-biological-composite-material
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Tao Guo, Xiaobin Tian, Bo Li, Tianfu Yang, Yubao Li
BACKGROUND: This study sought to prepare a new PVA/n-HA/PA66 composite to investigate the repair of articular cartilage and subchondral defects in rabbit knee joints. METHODS: A 5 × 5 × 5 mm-sized defect was created in the patellofemoral joints of 72 healthy adult New Zealand rabbits. The rabbits were then randomly divided into three groups (n = 24): PVA/n-HA+PA66 group, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) group, and control (untreated) group. Cylindrical PVA/n-HA+PA66, 5 × 5 mm, comprised an upper PVA layer and a lower n-HA+PA66 layer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138892/-partial-and-complete-joint-transplantation-with-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-the-flocsat-concept
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REVIEW
C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138855/integrated-bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-osteoarthritis%C3%A2-associated-microrna-expression-signature
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Xi Wang, Yujie Ning, Bing Zhou, Lei Yang, Yingting Wang, Xiong Guo
Numerous studies have focused on osteoarthritis (OA) cartilage injuries, with observations of abnormalities in microRNA (miRNA) expression levels. The aim of the present study was to consolidate and assess the results of these studies to identify potential miRNA biomarkers of OA. A comprehensive meta‑analysis of eight independent miRNA expression studies in OA was performed using the robust rank aggregation method (RRA), which contained a total of 82 OA and 39 normal cartilage samples. The targets of meta‑signature miRNA were predicted using TargetScan v6...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137495/development-of-chondrocyte-seeded-electrosprayed-nanoparticles-for-repair-of-articular-cartilage-defects-in-rabbits
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Shan-Wei Yang, Kai-Chi Ku, Shu-Ying Chen, Shyh-Ming Kuo, I-Fen Chen, Ting-Yi Wang, Shwu-Jen Chang
Due to limited self-healing capacity in cartilages, there is a rising demand for an innovative therapy that promotes chondrocyte proliferation while maintaining its biofunctionality for transplantation. Chondrocyte transplantation has received notable attention; however, the tendencies of cell de-differentiation and de-activation of biofunctionality have been major hurdles in its development, delaying this therapy from reaching the clinic. We believe it is due to the non-stimulative environment in the injured cartilage, which is unable to provide sustainable physical and biological supports to the newly grafted chondrocytes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137065/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-bone-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Federica Recine, Alberto Bongiovanni, Roberto Casadei, Federica Pieri, Nada Riva, Alessandro De Vita, Laura Mercatali, Chiara Liverani, Chiara Spadazzi, Giacomo Miserocchi, Valentina Fausti, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
RATIONALE: Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant sarcoma that can occur in different anatomic sites, including the bone, showing similar histological characteristics but heterogeneous clinical behavior and prognosis. Primary bone LMS was first described in 1965. It is a very rare sarcoma, accounting for <0.7% of all primary malignant bone tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 52-year-old male with primary bone LMS who presented with a solitary osteolytic lesion with focal cortical destruction in the left clavicle, seen on an x-ray and subsequent computed tomography (CT) scan...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128537/biomaterials-for-articular-cartilage-tissue-engineering-learning-from-biology
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REVIEW
A R Armiento, M J Stoddart, M Alini, D Eglin
Articular cartilage is commonly described as a tissue made of up to 80% water, devoid of blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics, and populated by only one cell type: at first glance, an easy tissue for clinicians to repair and for scientists to reproduce in a laboratory. Yet, chondral and osteochondral defects currently remain an open challenge in orthopedics and tissue engineering of the musculoskeletal system, without considering osteoarthritis. Why do we fail in repairing and regenerating articular cartilage? Behind its simple and homogenous appearance articular cartilage hides a heterogeneous composition, a high level of organisation and specific biomechanical properties that taken together make articular cartilage a unique material that we are not able yet to repair or reproduce with high fidelity...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126436/new-insights-on-the-mmp-13-regulatory-network-in-the-pathogenesis-of-early-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Heng Li, Dan Wang, Yongjian Yuan, Jikang Min
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder and affects approximately half of the aged population. Current treatments for OA are largely palliative until the articular cartilage has been deeply damaged and irreversible morphological changes appear. Thus, effective methods are needed for diagnosing and monitoring the progression of OA during its early stages when therapeutic drugs or biological agents are most likely to be effective. Various proteinases involved in articular cartilage degeneration in pre-OA conditions, which may represent the earliest reversible measurable changes, are considered diagnostic and therapeutic targets for early OA...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116863/hypothermia-promotes-cell-protective-and-chondroprotective-effects-after-blunt-cartilage-trauma
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Jana Riegger, Madeleine Zimmermann, Helga Joos, Thomas Kappe, Rolf E Brenner
BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy is routinely administered after sports injuries of synovial joints. Although positive clinical effects on periarticular swelling and pain have been described, the effects on the cell biological activities of cartilage and synovial cells remain largely unknown so far. HYPOTHESIS: Local hypothermia alleviates synovial reactions and prevents chondrocyte death as well as cartilage destructive processes after blunt cartilage trauma. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111302/-cryopyrin-associated-periodic-syndromes
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P Quartier, F Rodrigues, S Georgin-Lavialle
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) are linked to one single gene mutations, however they are associated with 3 syndromes, which are, from the mildest to the most severe phenotype familial cold urticaria, Muckle-Wells syndrome and chronic, infantile, neurologic, cutaneous, articular (CINCA) syndrome also called neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). Autosomic dominant inheritance is present in most cases but in CINCA/NOMID syndrome where neomutations are more common. Mutations in the gene encoding cryopyrin, NLRP3, are associated with deregulation of caspase-1 activity, excessive interleukin-1 production and an autoinflammatory syndrome, which in familial cold urticaria and Muckle-Wells syndrome may be triggered or worsened by exposure to coldness...
October 27, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110690/autologous-cell-derived-tissue-engineered-cartilage-for-repairing-articular-cartilage-lesions-in-the-knee-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ning Ma, Hongxia Wang, Xian Xu, Yiqun Wan, Yufeng Liu, Mingjie Wang, Wen Yu, Yongjing Dai, Jiang Peng, Quanyi Guo, Changlong Yu, Shibi Lu
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous recovery from articular cartilage injury is difficult, and the ongoing progression of disease can eventually lead to osteoarthritis. Currently, there is no effective non-surgical treatment for articular cartilage injury. Arthroscopic debridement and microfracture surgery are performed for fibrocartilage repair. But fibrocartilage is different from normal articular cartilage, and functional recovery is not satisfactory. Therefore, it is necessary to develop more effective techniques for articular cartilage repair...
November 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108480/short-term-homing-of-hyaluronan-primed-cells-therapeutic-implications-for-osteoarthritis-treatment
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Giovanna Desando, Isabella Bartolotti, Carola Cavallo, Antonella Schiavinato, Cynthia Secchieri, Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo, Maurizio Paro, Brunella Grigolo
The evaluation of key factors modulating cell homing following transplantation can provide new insights in the comprehension of unsolved biological questions about the use of cell therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). The main purpose of this in vivo study was to investigate the biodistribution of an intra-articular (IA) injection of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) in a rabbit OA model, and whether the additional use of sodium hyaluronate (HA) could modulate their migration and promote joint repair...
November 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107127/cyclodextrins-as-versatile-building-blocks-for-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Carlos A García-González, Angel Concheiro
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are one of the most versatile substances produced by nature, and it is in the aqueous biological environment where the multifaceted potential of CDs can be completely unveiled. CDs form inclusion complexes with a variety of guest molecules, including polymers, producing very diverse biocompatible supramolecular structures. Additionally, CDs themselves can trigger cell differentiation to distinct lineages depending on the substituent groups and also promote salt nucleation. These features together with the affinity-driven regulated release of therapeutic molecules, growth factors and gene vectors explain the rising interest for CDs as building blocks in regenerative medicine...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106758/transcriptomic-analysis-of-synovial-extracellular-rna-following-knee-trauma-a-pilot-study
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Anthony J Griswold, Jose Perez, Karen Nuytemans, Thomas Strong, Liyong Wang, Danica D Vance, Hayley Ennis, Marvin K Smith, Thomas M Best, Jeffery M Vance, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Lee D Kaplan
Traumatic knee injuries often result in damage to articular cartilage and other joint structures. Such trauma is a strong risk factor for the future development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). The molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways modulating response to knee joint trauma remain unclear. Moreover, investigations of biomarkers influencing responses have been targeted rather than broad, unbiased discovery studies. Herein we characterize the complete complement of extracellular RNA (exRNA) in the synovial fluid of 14 subjects following knee injury...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101035/surfactant-protein-d-attenuates-nitric-oxide-stimulated-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocyte-by-suppressing-p38-mapk-signaling
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Yan Zhou, Jianghua Ming, Yaming Li, Xianjin Du, Ming Deng, Bin He, Jianlin Zhou, Guirong Wang, Shiqing Liu
Innate immune molecule surfactant protein D (SP-D), a member of the C-type lectin protein family, plays an indispensable role in host defense and the regulation of inflammation in the lung and other tissues. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of cartilage, with inflammation that causes pathologic changes and tissue damage. However, it is unknown whether there exist SP-D expression and its potential role in the pathogenesis of OA. In this study, we examined SP-D expression and explored its biological function in a sodium nitroprusside (SNP)-stimulated rat chondrocytes and surgically-induced rat OA model...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100468/treatment-of-knee-osteochondritis-dissecans-with-a-cell-free-biomimetic-osteochondral-scaffold-clinical-and-imaging-findings-at-midterm-follow-up
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Francesco Perdisa, Elizaveta Kon, Andrea Sessa, Luca Andriolo, Maurizio Busacca, Maurilio Marcacci, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a developmental condition of subchondral bone that may result in secondary separation and instability of the overlying articular cartilage, which in turn may lead to degeneration of the overall joint and early osteoarthritis. Biphasic scaffolds have been developed to address defects of the entire osteochondral unit by reproducing the different biological and functional requirements and guiding the growth of both bone and cartilage. PURPOSE: To evaluate midterm clinical and imaging results after cell-free osteochondral scaffold implantation for the treatment of knee OCD...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099841/arytenoid-cartilage-movements-are-hypokinetic-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-quantitative-dynamic-computerised-tomographic-study
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Laura Perju-Dumbrava, Ken Lau, Debbie Phyland, Vicki Papanikolaou, Paul Finlay, Richard Beare, Philip Bardin, Stephen Stuckey, Peter Kempster, Dominic Thyagarajan
BACKGROUND: Voice change is one of the earliest features of Parkinson's disease. However, quantitative studies of vocal fold dynamics which are needed to provide insight into disease biology, aid diagnosis, or track progression, are few. METHODS: We therefore quantified arytenoid cartilage movements and glottic area during repeated phonation in 15 patients with Parkinson's disease (symptom duration < 6 years) and 19 controls, with 320-slice computerised tomography (CT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095952/computer-simulation-models-as-a-tool-to-investigate-the-role-of-micrornas-in-osteoarthritis
#18
Carole J Proctor, Graham R Smith
The aim of this study was to show how computational models can be used to increase our understanding of the role of microRNAs in osteoarthritis (OA) using miR-140 as an example. Bioinformatics analysis and experimental results from the literature were used to create and calibrate models of gene regulatory networks in OA involving miR-140 along with key regulators such as NF-κB, SMAD3, and RUNX2. The individual models were created with the modelling standard, Systems Biology Markup Language, and integrated to examine the overall effect of miR-140 on cartilage homeostasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093733/exome-wide-meta-analysis-identifies-rare-3-utr-variant-in-ercc1-cd3eap-associated-with-symptoms-of-sleep-apnea
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Ashley van der Spek, Annemarie I Luik, Desana Kocevska, Chunyu Liu, Rutger W W Brouwer, Jeroen G J van Rooij, Mirjam C G N van den Hout, Robert Kraaij, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Daniel J Gottlieb, Henning Tiemeier, Cornelia M van Duijn, Najaf Amin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep breathing disorder associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and mortality. Although OSA is fairly heritable (~40%), there have been only few studies looking into the genetics of OSA. In the present study, we aimed to identify genetic variants associated with symptoms of sleep apnea by performing a whole-exome sequence meta-analysis of symptoms of sleep apnea in 1,475 individuals of European descent. We identified 17 rare genetic variants with at least suggestive evidence of significance...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080279/concise-review-biomimetic-functionalization-of-biomaterials-to-stimulate-the-endogenous-healing-process-of-cartilage-and-bone-tissue
#20
REVIEW
Francesca Taraballi, Guillermo Bauza, Patrick McCulloch, Josh Harris, Ennio Tasciotti
Musculoskeletal reconstruction is an ongoing challenge for surgeons as it is required for one out of five patients undergoing surgery. In the past three decades, through the close collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists, several regenerative strategies have been proposed. These have emerged from interdisciplinary approaches that bridge tissue engineering with material science, physiology, and cell biology. The paradigm behind tissue engineering is to achieve regeneration and functional recovery using stem cells, bioactive molecules, or supporting materials...
October 28, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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