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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447291/investigation-of-contact-characteristics-and-frictional-properties-of-natural-articular-cartilage-at-two-different-surface-configurations
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Shanhua Qian, Liyong Zhang, Zi Feng Ni, Chuanhui Huang, Dekun Zhang
Natural cartilage surfaces were macroscopically curved with multi-porous viscoelastic biologic materials with extremely high water, but whether curved surface configuration could play an important role on the contact and frictional properties of natural cartilages fails to be completely understood up to now. In this current study, cartilage samples came from the 18-24 month-old bovine femora. Contact characteristic and frictional properties at two cartilage configurations were investigated using the UMT-2 testing rig and the five-point sliding average method would be adopted to analyze these tested data...
June 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444666/markers-of-bone-and-cartilage-turnover
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Henning W Woitge, Markus J Seibel
Over the past few decades, scientists have been trying to identify tissue-specific markers that would help to better understand the pathogenesis of bone and cartilage diseases and could be used clinically for the screening, diagnosis and follow-up of bone or joint diseases. Historically, only a few components known to be involved in bone, mineral or cartilage turnover were available for this purpose (e. g., urine hydroxyproline, serum and urine calcium and phosphate levels). However, since most if not all of these substances have wider biological functions beyond bone, mineral and cartilage metabolism, their clinical value as tissue-specific markers was limited...
April 25, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436002/characterization-of-the-chondrocyte-secretome-in-photoclickable-poly-ethylene-glycol-hydrogels
#3
Margaret C Schneider, Christopher A Barnes, Stephanie J Bryant
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels are highly tunable platforms that are promising cell delivery vehicles for chondrocytes and cartilage tissue engineering. In addition to characterizing the type of extracellular matrix (ECM) that forms, understanding the types of proteins that are secreted by encapsulated cells may be important. Thus, the objectives for this study were to characterize the secretome of chondrocytes encapsulated in PEG hydrogels and determine whether the secretome varies as a function of hydrogel stiffness and culture condition...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431932/the-lncrna-zbed3-as1-induces-chondrogenesis-of-human-synovial-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Farong Ou, Kai Su, Jiadong Sun, Wenting Liao, Yu Yao, Youhua Zheng, Zhiguang Zhang
Human synovial fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SFMSCs) have great potential for cartilage induction and are promising for cell-based strategies for articular cartilage repair. Many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate chondrogenesis of MSCs. We hypothesized that the divergent lncRNA ZBED3-AS1, which binds locally to chromatin, could promote the expression of zbed3, a novel Axin-interacting protein that activates Wnt/β-catenin signaling, involved in chondrogenesis. However, the function of ZBED3-AS1 in SFMSCs is unclear...
April 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428674/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters-at-knee-osteoarthritis
#5
Adnana Talic-Tanovic, Zoran Hadziahmetovic, Ivanka Madjar-Simic, Adnan Papovic
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) or arthrosis represents an inflammatory disease of joints that develops as a result of interaction of mechanical and biological parameters. With disease development, degenerative changes on joint cartilage can be noticeable that affect and cause pathological changes on other parts of a joint resulting in pain and dysfunction of a joint. A. E. Garrod in 1907 described osteoarthritis as a special clinical entity and separated it from a rheumatoid arthritis...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
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Beth Bragdon, Stephanie Lam, Sherif Aly, Alexandra Femia, Abigail Clark, Amira Hussein, Elise F Morgan, Louis C Gerstenfeld
Endochondral ossification is the process where cartilage forms prior to ossification and in which new bone forms during both fracture healing and ectopic bone formation. Transitioning to ossification is a highly coordinated process between hypertrophic chondrocytes, vascular endothelial cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. A critical biological process that is central to the interactions of these various cell types is angiogenesis. Although it is well established that angiogenesis is crucial for fracture repair, less is known pertaining to the role of angiogenesis in ectopic bone formation...
April 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406876/cartilage-restoration-techniques-for-the-patellofemoral-joint
#7
Robert H Brophy, Robert D Wojahn, Joseph D Lamplot
Symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the patellofemoral joint are clinically challenging to manage because of the limited healing potential of articular cartilage; the complex morphology of the patellofemoral joint; the heterogeneity of the articular surface between patients; and high stresses across the joint, which can be altered by malalignment, tilt, or maltracking. Indications for surgery include traumatic lesions, osteochondritis dissecans, and high-grade chondromalacia in association with persistent pain despite a course of nonsurgical management...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399156/presence-of-il-17-in-synovial-fluid-identifies-a-potential-inflammatory-osteoarthritic-phenotype
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Sarah J B Snelling, Sylvette Bas, Gabor J Puskas, Stephanie G Dakin, Domizio Suva, Axel Finckh, Cem Gabay, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Andrew J Carr, Anne Lübbeke
PURPOSE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and heterogeneous arthritic disorder. Patients suffer pain and their joints are characterized by articular cartilage loss and osteophyte formation. Risk factors for OA include age and obesity with inflammation identified as a key mediator of disease pathogenesis. Interleukin-17A (IL-17) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been implicated in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. IL-17 can upregulate expression of inflammatory cytokines and adipocytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396584/a-high-glucose-diet-affects-achilles-tendon-healing-in-rats
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Stefanie Korntner, Nadja Kunkel, Christine Lehner, Renate Gehwolf, Andrea Wagner, Peter Augat, Daniel Stephan, Verena Heu, Hans-Christian Bauer, Andreas Traweger, Herbert Tempfer
Chronic and acute tendinopathies are difficult to treat and tendon healing is generally a very slow and incomplete process and our general understanding of tendon biology and regeneration lags behind that of muscle or bone. Although still largely unexplored, several studies suggest a positive effect of nutritional interventions on tendon health and repair. With this study, we aim to reveal effects of a high-glucose diet on tendon neoformation in a non-diabetic rat model of Achilles tenotomy. After surgery animals received either a high-glucose diet or a control diet for 2 and 4 weeks, respectively...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387995/recent-strategies-in-cartilage-repair-a-systemic-review-of-the-scaffold-development-and-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Vikrant Rai, Matthew F Dilisio, Nicholas E Dietz, Devendra K Agrawal
Osteoarthritis results in irreparable loss of articular cartilage. Due to its avascular nature and low mitotic activity, cartilage has little intrinsic capacity for repair. Cartilage loss leads to pain, physical disability, movement restriction, and morbidity. Various treatment strategies have been proposed for cartilage regeneration, but the optimum treatment is yet to be defined. Tissue engineering with engineered constructs aimed towards developing a suitable substrate may help in cartilage regeneration by providing the mechanical, biological and chemical support to the cells...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386265/unexpected-cartilage-phenotype-in-cd4-cre-conditional-sos-deficient-mice
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Geoffrey Guittard, Devorah L Gallardo, Wenmei Li, Nicolas Melis, Julian C Lui, Robert L Kortum, Nicholas G Shakarishvili, Sunmee Huh, Jeffrey Baron, Roberto Weigert, Joshua A Kramer, Lawrence E Samelson, Connie L Sommers
RAS signaling is central to many cellular processes and SOS proteins promote RAS activation. To investigate the role of SOS proteins in T cell biology, we crossed Sos1(f/f)Sos2(-/-) mice to CD4-Cre transgenic mice. We previously reported an effect of these mutations on T cell signaling and T cell migration. Unexpectedly, we observed nodules on the joints of greater than 90% of these mutant mice at 5 months of age, especially on the carpal joints. As the mice aged further, some also displayed joint stiffness, hind limb paralysis, and lameness...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385238/self-crosslinking-and-injectable-hyaluronic-acid-rgd-functionalized-pectin-hydrogel-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Feng Chen, Yunzhou Ni, Bing Liu, Tongtong Zhou, Chunyang Yu, Yue Su, Xinyuan Zhu, Xiaowei Yu, Yongfeng Zhou
In the present study, we developed a biomimetic injectable hydrogel system based on hyaluronic acid-adipic dihydrazide and the oligopeptide G4RGDS-grafted oxidized pectin, in which their hydrazide and aldehyde-derivatives enable covalent hydrazone crosslinking of polysaccharides. The hydrazone crosslinking strategy is simple, while circumventing toxicity, making this injectable system feasible, minimally invasive and easily translatable for regenerative purposes. By varying their weight ratios, the physicochemical properties of the mechanically stable hydrogel system were easily adjustable...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380024/gelatin-device-for-the-delivery-of-growth-factors-involved-in-endochondral-ossification
#13
Lucas A J Ahrens, Daniel Vonwil, Jon Christensen, V Prasad Shastri
Controlled release drug delivery systems are well established as oral and implantable dosage forms. However, the controlled release paradigm can also be used to present complex soluble signals responsible for cellular organization during development. Endochondral ossification (EO), the developmental process of bone formation from a cartilage matrix is controlled by several soluble signals with distinct functions that vary in structure, molecular weight and stability. This makes delivering them from a single vehicle rather challenging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375818/chondrocyte-attachment-proliferation-and-differentiation-on-three-dimensional-polycaprolactone-fumarate-scaffolds
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Eric R Wagner, Joshua Parry, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Dalibel Bravo, Scott M Riester, Andre J van Wijnen, Michael J Yaszemski, Sanjeev Kakar
Current treatment options for cartilage injuries are limited. The goals of this study are to create a biodegradable polymer scaffold with the capabilities of sustaining chondrocyte growth and proliferation, enable cell-to-cell communication and tissue regeneration through large pores, and assess the biological augmentation of the scaffold capabilities using platelet lysate (PL). We synthesized biodegradable polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds to allow cell-cell communication through large interconnected pores...
March 31, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375638/the-placenta-applications-in-orthopaedic-sports-medicine
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James Alexander McIntyre, Ian A Jones, Alla Danilkovich, C Thomas Vangsness
BACKGROUND: Placenta has a long history of use for treating burns and wounds. It is a rich source of collagen and other extracellular matrix proteins, tissue reparative growth factors, and stem cells, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Recent data show its therapeutic potential for orthopaedic sports medicine indications. PURPOSE: To provide orthopaedic surgeons with an anatomic description of the placenta, to characterize its cellular composition, and to review the literature reporting the use of placenta-derived cells and placental tissue allografts for orthopaedic sports medicine indications in animal models and in humans...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369974/forensic-facial-reconstruction-relationship-between-the-alar-cartilage-and-piriform-aperture
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Raíssa Ananda Paim Strapasson, Lara Maria Herrera, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani
During forensic facial reconstruction, facial features may be predicted based on the parameters of the skull. This study evaluated the relationships between alar cartilage and piriform aperture and nose morphology and facial typology. Ninety-six cone beam computed tomography images of Brazilian subjects (49 males and 47 females) were used in this study. OsiriX software was used to perform the following measurements: nasal width, distance between alar base insertion points, lower width of the piriform aperture, and upper width of the piriform aperture...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369866/stem-cells-applications-in-bone-and-tooth-repair-and-regeneration-new-insights-tools-and-hopes
#17
Eiman Abdel Meguid, Yuehai Ke, Junfeng Ji, Ahmed Hk El-Hashash
The exploration of stem and progenitor cells holds promise for advancing our understanding of the biology of tissue repair and regeneration mechanisms after injury. This will also help in the future use of stem cell therapy for the development of regenerative medicine approaches for the treatment of different tissue-specie defects or disorders such as bone, cartilages and tooth defects or disorders. Bone is a specialized connective tissue, with mineralized extracellular components that provide bones with both strength and rigidity, and thus enable bones to function in body mechanical supports and necessary locomotion process...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364136/relapsing-polychondritis-a-chameleon-among-orphan-diseases
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REVIEW
Sabine Schumacher, Herwig Pieringer
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a rare disease with recurrent episodes of inflammation of cartilage tissue leading to fibrosis and organ damage. Despite unknown etiology, there is some evidence of a genetic predisposition. The clinical presentation is heterogeneous and an association with other autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or different forms of vasculitis has been described. All organ systems containing cartilage can be affected, such as ear, nose, joints, trachea, aorta, and coronary arteries...
March 31, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361455/development-of-albumin-coupled-cholesterol-stabilized-lipid-nanoemulsion-of-methotrexate-and-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitor-for-improved-in-vivo-efficacy-against-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Xiao-Yan Li, Hui Li, Yan Zhang, Shan Gao, Chun-Ping Dong, Gui-Fu Wu
Methotrexate (MTX; an anti-folate) and etanercept (ET; a TNF-α inhibitor) are used against arthritis; however, limitations like short biological half-life, low cutaneous absorption, and acidic instability limit their clinical relevance. Therefore, the aim of the investigation was to develop albumin coupled lipid nanoemulsion of MTX and ET for improved efficacy by virtue of their controlled release and specificity at the arthritic site. This emulsion was prepared by high-speed homogenization and stabilized using cholesterol...
March 30, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357919/simple-silica-column-based-method-to-quantify-inorganic-polyphosphates-in-cartilage-and-other-tissues
#20
Whitaik David Lee, Rahul Gawri, Toshikazu Shiba, Ae-Ri Ji, William L Stanford, Rita A Kandel
OBJECTIVE: Inorganic polyphosphates (polyP) play a multitude of roles in mammalian biology. PolyP research is hindered by the lack of a simple and sensitive quantification method. The aim of this study was to develop a robust method for quantifying the low levels of polyP in mammalian tissue such as cartilage, which is rich in macromolecules that interfere with its determination. DESIGN: Native and in vitro formed tissues were digested with proteinase K to release sequestrated polyP...
March 1, 2017: Cartilage
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