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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636071/the-role-of-homocysteine-in-seminal-vesicles-remodeling-in-rat
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Adel Ghoul, Elara Moudilou, Mohamed El Hadi Cherifi, Fouzia Zerrouk, Billel Chaouad, Anissa Moulahoum, Souhila Aouichat-Bouguerra, Khira Othmani, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Yasmina Benazzoug
INTRODUCTION: Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels have been associated with several tissue injuries including heart and liver fibrosis. In these diseases, hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) plays a major role in modulating the alteration of the balance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), leading to the pathological accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Since the effect of Hhcy on ECM of seminal vesicle was not studied, the aim of our research was to check if Hcy can induce a remodeling within seminal vesicles ECM...
June 21, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629129/dietary-management-of-skin-health-the-role-of-genistein
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Natasha Irrera, Gabriele Pizzino, Rosario D'Anna, Mario Vaccaro, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla, Alessandra Bitto
In women, aging and declining estrogen levels are associated with several cutaneous changes, many of which can be reversed or improved by estrogen supplementation. Two estrogen receptors-α and β-have been cloned and found in various tissue types. Epidermal thinning, declining dermal collagen content, diminished skin moisture, decreased laxity, and impaired wound healing have been reported in postmenopausal women. Experimental and clinical studies in postmenopausal conditions indicate that estrogen deprivation is associated with dryness, atrophy, fine wrinkling, and poor wound healing...
June 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628374/effects-of-a-multispecies-probiotic-supplement-on-bone-health-in-osteopenic-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Sadegh Jafarnejad, Kurosh Djafarian, Mohammad Reza Fazeli, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Abdolrahman Rostamian, Seyed Ali Keshavarz
OBJECTIVE: The development of alternative approaches to prevent and/or treat osteoporosis, as a chronic progressive bone disease, is being considered currently. Among dietary supplements, probiotics may have favorable effects on bone metabolism. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a multispecies probiotic supplementation on bone biomarkers and bone density in osteopenic postmenopausal women. METHODS: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on 50 patients with osteopenia aged 50-72 years...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617846/a-metabolite-of-leucine-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-methylbutyrate-given-to-sows-during-pregnancy-alters-bone-development-of-their-newborn-offspring-by-hormonal-modulation
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Tomasz Blicharski, Ewa Tomaszewska, Piotr Dobrowolski, Monika Hułas-Stasiak, Siemowit Muszyński
The effects of dietary β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation during gestation on bone, growth plate, and articular cartilage in newborns were determined. Thermal analysis of articular cartilage was performed to examine the structural changes in collagen. At day 70 of gestation, a total of 12 sows (Large White Polish breed, at the second parity) were randomly assigned to two groups, with each group receiving either a basal diet or the same diet supplemented with 0.2 g/day HMB until the 90th day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593655/vitamin-d-levels-strongly-influence-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-turnover-markers-during-weight-gain-in-female-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Alessandro Giollo, Luca Idolazzi, Cristian Caimmi, Angelo Fassio, Francesco Bertoldo, Riccardo Dalle Grave, Marwan El Ghoch, Simona Calugi, Paola Vittoria Bazzani, Ombretta Viapiana, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate a potential role for vitamin D status on bone mineral density (BMD) during weight gain in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD: Spine and hip BMD assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), serum vitamin D (25-OH-D), N-propeptide of type I collagen (P1NP), C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX), and intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) were measured before and after a 20-week intensive weight-restoration program in ninety-one female patients with AN and secondary amenorrhoea...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584579/effect-of-soy-isoflavones-supplement-on-climacteric-symptoms-bone-biomarkers-and-quality-of-life-in-korean-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hansongyi Lee, Ryowon Choue, Hyunjung Lim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Soy isoflavones are expected to improve menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis in women. However, their efficacy is still inconclusive, and there was limited data for postmenopausal women in South Korea. We examined the effects of soy isoflavones on climacteric symptoms, bone biomarkers, and quality of life in Korean postmenopausal women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A randomized, double-blind study design was used. Eighty-seven participants who had undergone natural menopause were randomly administered either 70 mg/day isoflavones (n = 43) or placebo (n = 41) for 12 weeks...
June 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576047/optimally-designed-collagen-polycaprolactone-biocomposites-supplemented-with-controlled-release-of-ha-tcp-rhbmp-2-and-ha-tcp-prp-for-hard-tissue-regeneration
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WonJin Kim, Chul Ho Jang, GeunHyung Kim
Collagen has been widely used as a very promising material to regenerate various tissues. It is a chief component of the extracellular matrix, and encourages various biological effects conducive to tissue regeneration. However, poor mechanical stability, low processability, and high level of water absorption can lead to impaired control of growth factor release and have impeded the use of collagen as a functional biomedical scaffold. Here, to overcome the shortcomings of collagen scaffolds, we have additively manufactured collagen/polycaprolactone (PCL) biocomposites supplemented with a bioceramic (hydroxyapatite (HA)/β-tricalcium-phosphate (TCP)) and two growth factors (recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 [rhBMP-2] and platelet-rich plasma [PRP])...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571771/the-lemon-balm-extract-als-l1023-inhibits-obesity-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-female-ovariectomized-mice
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Jeongjun Kim, Hyunghee Lee, Jonghoon Lim, Haerim Lee, Seolah Yoon, Soon Shik Shin, Michung Yoon
Increasing evidence indicates that angiogenesis inhibitors regulate obesity. This study aimed to determine whether the lemon balm extract ALS-L1023 inhibits diet-induced obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in female ovariectomized (OVX) mice. OVX mice received a low fat diet (LFD), a high fat diet (HFD) or HFD supplemented with ALS-L1023 (ALS-L1023) for 15 weeks. HFD mice exhibited increases in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) angiogenesis, body weight, VAT mass and VAT inflammation compared with LFD mice...
May 29, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552861/effects-of-pentosan-polysulfate-and-polysulfated-glycosaminoglycan-on-chondrogenesis-of-canine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-alginate-and-micromass-culture
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Eugene C Bwalya, Sangho Kim, Jing Fang, H M Suranji Wijekoon, Kenji Hosoya, Masahiro Okumura
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a potential alternative source of differentiated chondrocytes for cartilage tissue regeneration and repair of osteoarthritic (OA) joints. We investigated the effects of pentosan polysulfate (PPS) and polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) on chondrogenesis of canine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (cBMSC) in alginate and micromass cultures (MMC). Chondrogenic differentiation medium (CDM) was supplemented with PPS or PSGAG at concentrations of 0 (positive control; PC), 1, 3 and 5 μg/ml...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548680/modulating-the-oxidative-environment-during-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenesis-with-serum-increases-collagen-accumulation
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Suwimol Tangtrongsup, John D Kisiday
Chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is induced in culture conditions that have been associated with oxidative stress, although the extent to which the oxidative environment affects differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation is not known. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the oxidative environment during MSCs chondrogenesis in conventional serum-free medium, and the effect of serum-supplementation on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and chondrogenesis. Young adult equine MSCs were seeded into agarose and cultured in chondrogenic medium, with or without 5% fetal bovine serum (FBS), for up to 15 days...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545772/plasma-vitamin-d-and-osteo-cartilaginous-markers-in-italian-males-affected-by-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-focus-on-seasonal-and-pathological-trend-of-type-ii-collagen-degradation
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Marco Brayda-Bruno, Marco Viganò, Sabina Cauci, Jacopo A Vitale, Laura de Girolamo, Paola De Luca, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Banfi, Alessandra Colombini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate plasma vitamin D and cross-linked C-telopeptides of type I (CTx-I) and type II (CTx-II) collagen concentrations in males with lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (IVD) compared to healthy controls. Improved knowledge might suggest to optimize the vitamin D status of IVD patients and contribute to clarify mechanisms of cartilage degradation. METHODS: 79 Italian males with lumbar IVD assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and 79 age, sex and BMI-matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 22, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536528/rescued-chondrogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-under-interleukin-1-challenge-by-foamyviral-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-gene-transfer
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Nicole Armbruster, Jennifer Krieg, Manuel Weißenberger, Carsten Scheller, Andre F Steinert
Background: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their chondrogenic differentiation have been extensively investigated in vitro as MSCs provide an attractive source besides chondrocytes for cartilage repair therapies. Here we established prototype foamyviral vectors (FVV) that are derived from apathogenic parent viruses and are characterized by a broad host range and a favorable integration pattern into the cellular genome. As the inflammatory cytokine interleukin 1 beta (IL1β) is frequently present in diseased joints, the protective effects of FVV expressing the human interleukin 1 receptor antagonist protein (IL1RA) were studied in an established in vitro model (aggregate culture system) of chondrogenesis in the presence of IL1β...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528342/an-insight-into-the-changes-in-skin-texture-and-properties-following-dietary-intervention-with-a-nutricosmeceutical-containing-a-blend-of-collagen-bioactive-peptides-and-antioxidants
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Licia Genovese, Andrea Corbo, Sara Sibilla
BACKGROUND: Skin aging is a multifactorial phenomenon which causes alterations in skin physiological functions and, most visibly, phenotypic changes. In particular, during the aging process, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin fibers undergo structural and functional changes. AIMS: This study aimed to give an insight into the photo-protective benefits and efficacy of an oral liquid nutricosmeceutical containing collagen bioactive peptides and antioxidants to counteract the signs of aging...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526934/exogenous-proline-stimulates-type-i-collagen-and-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-and-the-process-is-attenuated-by-glutamine-in-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Lukasz Szoka, Ewa Karna, Kornelia Hlebowicz-Sarat, Jacek Karaszewski, Jerzy A Palka
Abundance of proline (Pro) in collagen molecule led us to investigate whether Pro supply affects collagen biosynthesis in human skin fibroblasts. Treatment of the cells with milimolar concentrations (5 and 10 mM) of Pro for 24 and 48 h contributed to increase in α1 subunit of collagen type I (COL1A1) expression in both cells and culture medium. However, the effect was more pronounced in glutamine-free medium. In such condition, Pro induced collagen expression by about twofold in the cells, while in the medium only by about 30% during 24 h incubation, compared to control...
May 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521114/msc-ecm-cellular-complexes-induce-periodontal-tissue-regeneration
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M Takewaki, M Kajiya, K Takeda, S Sasaki, S Motoike, N Komatsu, S Matsuda, K Ouhara, N Mizuno, T Fujita, H Kurihara
Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which possess self-renewing properties and multipotency, into a periodontal defect is thought to be a useful option for periodontal tissue regeneration. However, developing more reliable and predictable implantation techniques is still needed. Recently, we generated clumps of an MSC/extracellular matrix (ECM) complex (C-MSC), which consisted of cells and self-produced ECM. C-MSCs can regulate their cellular functions in vitro and can be grafted into a defect site, without any artificial scaffold, to induce bone regeneration...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518137/nerve-growth-factor-from-chinese-cobra-venom-stimulates-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Zhenhui Lu, Danqing Lei, Tongmeng Jiang, Lihui Yang, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Growth factors such as transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1), have critical roles in the regulation of the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which promote cartilage repair. However, the clinical applications of the traditional growth factors are limited by their high cost, functional heterogeneity and unpredictable effects, such as cyst formation. It may be advantageous for cartilage regeneration to identify a low-cost substitute with greater chondral specificity and easy accessibility...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515001/in-vitro-extracellular-matrix-accumulation-of-nasal-and-articular-chondrocytes-for-intervertebral-disc-repair
#17
S Vedicherla, C T Buckley
Chondrocyte based regenerative therapies for intervertebral disc repair such as Autologous Disc Cell Transplantation (ADCT, CODON) and allogeneic juvenile chondrocyte implantation (NuQu(®), ISTO Technologies) have demonstrated good outcomes in clinical trials. However concerns remain with the supply demand reconciliation and issues surrounding immunoreactivity which exist for allogeneic-type technologies. The use of stem cells is challenging due to high growth factor requirements, regulatory barriers and differentiation towards a stable phenotype...
May 8, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509131/growth-hormone-therapy-for-a-patient-with-idiopathic-fanconi-syndrome-and-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Takayuki Okamoto, Yasuyuki Sato, Takeshi Yamazaki, Asako Hayashi, Toshiyuki Takahashi
Idiopathic Fanconi syndrome (FS) is characterized by a generalized dysfunction of the renal proximal tubules. Patients with FS often exhibit growth retardation due to complex factors, such as hypophosphatemia, metabolic acidosis, disturbed vitamin D metabolism and hypokalemia. To date, one FS patient has been reported to exhibit growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency (GHD), but the long-term clinical course of recombinant human GH (rhGH) therapy has not been reported. At 10 months of age, the patient was admitted to our hospital due to growth failure...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507338/impact-of-trace-minerals-on-wound-healing-of-footpad-dermatitis-in-broilers
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Juxing Chen, Guillermo Tellez, Jeffery Escobar, Mercedes Vazquez-Anon
Footpad dermatitis (FPD) is used in the poultry industry as an animal welfare criterion to determine stocking density. Trace minerals (TM) play a role in skin integrity and wound healing. This study evaluated the impact of TM on FPD and consisted of 3 treatments supplemented with 0 (NTM), low (LTM) and high (HTM) TM levels in the same basal diet. On d21, 71% birds in all treatments developed mild FPD and pens were top-dressed with dry litter to promote FPD healing. Compared to NTM, LTM reduced area under the curve (AUC) of FPD lesion scores during d21-42, HTM reduced the AUC of FPD lesion scores during d7-21 and d21-42...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504547/site-specific-onset-of-low-bone-density-and-correlation-of-bone-turnover-markers-in-exclusive-breastfeeding-mothers
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Jarinthorn Teerapornpuntakit, Pharuhas Chanprapaph, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Narattaphol Charoenphandhu
PURPOSE: Lactation often affects calcium metabolism and induces bone loss. Calcium supplementation and a high calcium diet are recommended to prevent bone loss, especially during inadequate calcium intake. Our study aimed at determining bone loss in breastfeeding mothers, and if it occurred, whether it was site specific and there were correlations between serum bone turnover markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since the 6-month exclusive breastfeeding is usually recommended in several countries, our study examined bone mineral density (BMD) in early (1-2 month), mid (3-4 month)-, and late (5-6 month) lactation compared with nonpregnant, nonlactating control women...
May 15, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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