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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751994/hypercalcemia-in-lung-cancer-due-to-simultaneously-elevated-pthrp-and-ectopic-calcitriol-production-first-case-report
#1
Saed Nemr, Sunitha Alluri, Dhivya Sundaramurthy, Daniel Landry, Gregory Braden
Calcitriol-mediated hypercalcemia has been reported in malignant lymphomas and granulomatous diseases but not in lung carcinoma. We describe a patient with squamous cell lung carcinoma with hypercalcemia and elevated calcitriol levels. A 60-year-old Caucasian male patient with stage IIIB squamous cell lung cancer developed hypercalcemia at 14.8 mg/dL two years after receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy where labs showed a serum intact PTH: 7 pg/mL, PTHrP: 30 pmol/L, 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol): 76 pg/mL, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels: <4 ng/mL...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743854/-new-methods-for-the-evaluation-of-bone-quality-bone-anabolic-agents-and-bone-quality
#2
Norio Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
Teriparatide(TPTD)products that can be used clinically in Japan include a daily subcutaneous injection form produced by genetic engineering and a weekly subcutaneous injectable TPTD acetate form produced by chemical synthesis. Published reports indicate that both forms exhibit excellent antifracture efficacy, and as the only anabolic agents that promote osteogenesis, TPTD products now occupy a prominent position. However, the two forms differ considerably, not only in frequency of administration, but also in mechanism of action...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741475/cachexia-and-brown-fat-a-burning-issue-in-cancer
#3
Serkan Kir, Bruce M Spiegelman
Cachexia, a progressive weight loss in cancer patients that results from tumor-induced energy wasting, is a serious problem that interferes with response to treatment and affects quality of life. Recent studies suggest that thermogenesis of adipose tissues is involved in energy wasting and also point to a link between the atrophy of fat and muscle. Tumor-derived PTHrP has emerged as a key molecule playing multiple roles in cachexia, from fat 'browning' factor to potential therapeutic target.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
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/28689017/parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide-1-34-reduces-alveolar-bone-loss-in-type-1-diabetic-rats
#5
Wen Zhang, Su-Zhen Wu, Jian Zhou, Hong-Min Chen, Ye-Li Gong, Fang-Fang Peng, Bai-Fang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP) in diabetic periodontitis. METHODS: After injected with 55mg/kg streptozotocin, diabetic rats were treated subcutaneously with low-dose (40μg/kg, once daily for 5days per week), middle-dose (80μg/kg) or high-dose (160μg/kg) PTHrP(1-34) peptide. Treatment continued for 12 weeks. Changes in periodontal tissues were confirmed by micro-computerized tomography assay and H&E analysis...
June 24, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682540/-influence-on-indian-hedgehog-parathyroid-hormone-like-related-protein-pathway-induced-by-altered-masticatory-loading-in-the-condylar-cartilage-of-growing-rabbits
#6
Yan Fan, Feng Jianying, Liu Chenyan, Wang Pan, Sun Zhe, Shi Changjing
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of altered masticatory loading on Indian hedgehog (Ihh)-parathyroid hormone-like related protein (PThrP) pathway in the condylar cartilage of growing rabbits. METHODS: A total of 48 10-day-old rabbits were randomly divided into two groups and fed different kinds of food, such as solid diet and soft diet. The animals were sacrificed after 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks. Difference of Ihh and PThrP expression levels induced by altered masticatory loading was tested by hematoxylin-eosin (HE), immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680788/profile-of-abaloparatide-and-its-potential-in-the-treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#7
REVIEW
Sri Harsha Tella, Anuhya Kommalapati, Ricardo Correa
Abaloparatide (previously known as BA058) is a synthetic 34-amino acid peptide and novel selective activator of parathyroid hormone receptor 1 (PTHR1) currently under development as a new anabolic agent in the management of osteoporosis. This paper reviews the profile and potential of abaloparatide in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. This paper is based on clinical trials and a PubMed search. Search terms used were "abaloparatide", "BA058", and "PTHrP". This review outlines the effects of this anabolic PTHR1 activator, which increases bone mineral density in patients at high risk for osteoporosis...
May 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679985/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein
#8
Noritaka Ozawa, Shinpei Doi, Takayuki Tsujikawa, Masatoshi Mabuchi, Yusuke Kajiyama, Koichiro Sato, Kentaro Kikuchi, Mikiko Takahashi, Masashi Kawamoto, Ichiro Yasuda
A 78-year-old man was referred to our hospital with suspected liver abscess. Fever and inflammatory reaction resolved after percutaneous drainage and administration of antibiotics. However, leukocyte count was remarkably increased, and hypercalcemia was noted. The liver mass was also enlarged, as observed in the follow-up abdominal CT scans. Therefore, a percutaneous needle biopsy was performed, and the histopathological findings indicated the presence of adenocarcinoma. Additional blood examination revealed high serum levels of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP)...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656682/mechanisms-of-pthrp-induced-inhibition-of-smooth-muscle-contractility-in-the-guinea-pig-gastric-antrum
#9
H Ohguchi, R Mitsui, K Imaeda, T Joh, H Hashitani
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) that causes hypercalcemia of malignancy appears to function as an endogenous smooth muscle relaxant. For example, PTHrP released upon bladder wall distension relaxes detrusor smooth muscle to accommodate urine. Here, we explored mechanisms underlying PTHrP-induced suppression of the smooth muscle contractility in the gastric antrum that also undergoes a passive distension. METHODS: Effects of PTHrP on phasic contractions and electrical slow waves in the antral smooth muscle of the guinea pig stomach were studied using isometric tension and intracellular microelectrode recordings, respectively...
June 28, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643912/mouse-models-for-the-study-of-cranial-base-growth-and-anomalies
#10
REVIEW
S R Vora
The cranial base is a central and integral component of the cranioskeleton, yet little is known about its growth. Despite the dissimilarities between human and murine cranioskeletal form, mouse models are proving instrumental in studying craniofacial growth. The objectives of this review are to summarize recent findings from numerous mouse models that display growth defects in one or more cranial base synchondroses, with accompanying changes in chondrocyte cellular zones. Many of these models also display altered growth of the cranial vault and/or the facial region...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573053/humoral-hypercalcemia-of-malignancy-with-a-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide-secreting-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-accompanied-by-a-gastric-cancer
#11
Katsushi Takeda, Ryosuke Kimura, Nobuhiro Nishigaki, Shinya Sato, Asami Okamoto, Kumiko Watanabe, Sachie Yasui
Humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) is caused by the oversecretion of parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) from malignant tumors. Although any tumor may cause HHM, that induced by intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) or gastric cancer (GC) is rare. We report here a 74-year-old male who displayed HHM with both ICC and GC and showed an elevated serum PTHrP level. Treatment of the hypercalcemia with saline, furosemide, elcatonin, and zoledronic acid corrected his serum calcium level and improved symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565845/significance-of-new-blood-vessels-in-the-pathogenesis-of-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis
#12
Jianlin Liu, Juan Dai, Yansong Wang, Siyu Lai, Suwen Wang
We studied the significance of new blood vessels in the pathogenesis of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA). Fifteen 8-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were selected to establish TMJOA models of gradually induced occlusal disorders. Five rats were sacrificed at 4, 8 and 16 weeks, and histological exam was conducted along with micro-computed tomography observation on the condyle specimen. The distribution and number of new blood vessels breaking were observed through the tidemark through CD34 immunofluorescence staining...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539289/-effect-of-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-on-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-stem-cells-into-chondrocytes-in-vitro
#13
Fang Jiang, Ji-Jie Xiao, Yuan-Ting Lu, Wei Li, Yu-Wen Duan, Zong-Hai Sheng, Shao-Lin Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) on the differentiation of rat bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) into chondrocytes in vitro and explore the possible mechanism. METHODS: CCK8 assay was performed to examine the cytotoxicity of SPIO (1 and 5 µg/mL) on cultured SD rat BMSCs. Prussian blue staining and fluorescence excitation assay were used to assess the binding of the SPIO to BMSCs after the cells had been cultured in chondrocytes-induced medium in the presence of SPIO (1 and 5 µg/mL) for 9 days...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529724/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-osteoporosis
#14
REVIEW
Seiji Fukumoto, Toshio Matsumoto
There has been substantial progress in the management of patients with osteoporosis and the prevention of osteoporotic fractures. Currently available strong anti-resorptive agents are bisphosphonates and an anti-receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) antibody, denosumab. Although bisphosphonates and denosumab both inhibit bone resorption and prevent vertebral and non-vertebral fractures, their mechanisms of action are different. Whereas bisphosphonates' effects on bone mineral density and fracture peak around 3 to 5 years and become plateaued, those of denosumab are maintained for up to 10 years...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526527/cellular-scale-model-of-growth-plate-an-in-silico-model-of-chondrocyte-hypertrophy
#15
H A Castro-Abril, J M Guevara, M A Moncayo, S J Shefelbine, L A Barrera, D A Garzón-Alvarado
The growth plate is the responsible for longitudinal bone growth. It is a cartilaginous structure formed by chondrocytes that are continuously undergoing a differentiation process that starts with a highly proliferative state, followed by cellular hypertrophy, and finally tissue ossification. Within the growth plate chondrocytes display a characteristic columnar organization that potentiates longitudinal growth. Both chondrocyte organization and hypertrophy are highly regulated processes influenced by biochemical and mechanical stimuli...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525313/a-tunable-three-dimensional-in-vitro-culture-model-of-growth-plate-cartilage-using-alginate-hydrogel-scaffolds
#16
Alek G Erickson, Taylor D Laughlin, Sarah M Romereim, Catherine N Sargus-Patino, Angela K Pannier, Andrew T Dudley
Defining the final size and geometry of engineered tissues through precise control of the scalar and vector components of tissue growth is a necessary benchmark for regenerative medicine, but it has proved to be a significant challenge for tissue engineers. The growth plate cartilage that promotes elongation of the long bones is a good model system for studying morphogenetic mechanisms because cartilage is composed of a single cell type, the chondrocyte; chondrocytes are readily maintained in culture; and growth trajectory is predominately in a single vector...
May 18, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521692/pharmacological-treatment-of-bone-loss
#17
Rui Pang, Weibo Xia
Bone loss is common in clinical practice, such as health assessment of postmenopausal women, treatment of tumor metastasis, side-effects of glucocorticoids, and skeletal manifestations of inflammatory diseases. The imbalance of remodeling between bone resorption and bone formation, the pathophysiological basis of bone loss, increases bone fragility. The treatment of bone loss is mainly carried out from the treatment of osteoporosis. There are various pharmacological therapies for bone loss, which will be introduced in 3 aspects, including anti-resorptive agents, anabolic agents and new medications...
May 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470757/osteocytes-acidify-their-microenvironment-in-response-to-pthrp-in-vitro-and-in-lactating-mice-in-vivo
#18
Katharina Jähn, Shilpa Kelkar, Hong Zhao, Yixia Xie, LeAnn M Tiede-Lewis, Vladimir Dusevich, Sarah L Dallas, Lynda F Bonewald
Osteocytes appear to mobilize calcium within minutes in response to PTH injections; we have previously shown that osteocytes remove their perilacunar matrix during lactation through activation of the PTH type 1 receptor. Mechanisms utilized by osteocytes to mobilize calcium are unknown but we hypothesized that the molecular components may be similar to those used by osteoclasts. Here we show, using IDG-SW3 cells that ATP6V0D2, an essential component of vacuolar ATPase in osteoclasts, and other genes associated with osteoclastic bone resorption, increase with osteoblast to osteocyte differentiation...
August 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459108/cachexia-brown-fat-a-burning-issue-in-cancer
#19
Serkan Kir, Bruce M Spiegelman
Cachexia, a progressive weight loss in cancer patients that results from tumor-induced energy wasting, is a serious problem that interferes with response to treatment and affects quality of life. Recent studies suggest that thermogenesis of adipose tissues is involved in energy wasting and also point to a link between the atrophy of fat and muscle. Tumor-derived PTHrP has emerged as a key molecule playing multiple roles in cachexia, from fat "browning" factor to potential therapeutic target.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445262/dose-dependence-of-pth-related-peptide-1-on-the-osteogenic-induction-of-mc3t3-e1-cells-in-vitro
#20
Jianping Wang, Jingfeng Li, Liang Yang, Yichi Zhou, Yi Wang
Parathyroid hormone (PTH), an 84-amino acid peptide, is an endocrine hormone that is secreted by parathyroid glands. PTH performs important functions in calcium regulation and bone remodeling. The PTH (1-34) named teriparatide, a 34-amino acid peptide derived from the N-terminus of PTH, conserves most of the functions of PTH, specifically the osteogenic capability. However, teriparatide is only used by injection and exhibits short duration. In addition, this PTH could not thoroughly expose active sites. In this study, a novel PTH-related peptide (designated PTHrP-1) derived from the N-terminus of PTH was added into the complete medium at different concentrations of PTHrP-1 (0, 50, 100, and 200 ng/mL) to induce the MC3T3-E1 cells...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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