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Souta Motoike, Mikihito Kajiya, Nao Komatsu, Manabu Takewaki, Susumu Horikoshi, Shinji Matsuda, Kazuhisa Ouhara, Tomoyuki Iwata, Katsuhiro Takeda, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Hidemi Kurihara
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) cultured clumps of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)/extracellular matrix (ECM) complexes (C-MSCs) consist of cells and self-produced ECM. C-MSCs can regulate cellular functions in vitro and can be grafted into a defect site without an artificial scaffold to induce bone regeneration. Long-term cryopreservation of C-MSCs, which can enable them to serve as a ready-to-use cell preparation, may be helpful in developing beneficial cell therapy for bone regeneration...
March 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Hyeran Cho, Aeri Lee, Kyobum Kim
Background: Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most essential supplement in culture media for cellular proliferation, metabolism, and differentiation. However, due to a limited supply and subsequently rising prices, a series of studies have investigated a biological feasibility of replaceable serums to substitute FBS. Along with the increasing interests to manufacture stem cell-based cellular products, optimizing the composition of culture media including serums and exogenous growth factors (GFs) is of importance...
2018: Biomaterials Research
Ji Young Kim, Kyu Lim, Kyung Hee Kim, Jin Hyun Kim, Jin Sun Choi, Seung-Cheol Shim
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have anti-inflammatory effects and were considered useful for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Recently, several studies suggested that n-3 PUFAs attenuated arthritis in animal model and human, however the mechanism is still unclear. Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine mainly produced by T helper 17 (Th17) cells which cause tissue inflammation and bone erosion leading to joint destruction. In contrast, regulatory T (Treg) cells down-regulate various immune responses by suppression of naïve T cells...
2018: PloS One
Kristina Glenske, Phil Donkiewicz, Alexander Köwitsch, Nada Milosevic-Oljaca, Patrick Rider, Sven Rofall, Jörg Franke, Ole Jung, Ralf Smeets, Reinhard Schnettler, Sabine Wenisch, Mike Barbeck
The regeneration of bone tissue is the main purpose of most therapies in dental medicine. For bone regeneration, calcium phosphate (CaP)-based substitute materials based on natural (allo- and xenografts) and synthetic origins (alloplastic materials) are applied for guiding the regeneration processes. The optimal bone substitute has to act as a substrate for bone ingrowth into a defect, as well as resorb in the time frame needed for complete regeneration up to the condition of restitution ad integrum . In this context, the modes of action of CaP-based substitute materials have been frequently investigated, where it has been shown that such materials strongly influence regenerative processes such as osteoblast growth or differentiation and also osteoclastic resorption due to different physicochemical properties of the materials...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Marcel Nimni
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March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Ze-Wu Dong, Yu-Fang Yuan
Acute lung injury in children is a complication showing devastating disorders linked to fibrosis progression and inflammation response. Fibrosis and inflammation response are two markers for acute lung injury. Juglanin is a natural product mainly isolated from green walnut husks of Juglans mandshurica, which isconsidered as the functional composition among a series of compounds. It exhibited effective role in various diseases by inhibiting inflammation response. In our study, the protective effects and anti-inflammatory activity of juglanin were investigated in mice and lung cells treated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to reveal the possible mechanism by which juglanin attenuates acute lung injury...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Paola Occhetta, Giuseppe Isu, Marta Lemme, Chiara Conficconi, Philipp Oertle, Christian Räz, Roberta Visone, Giulia Cerino, Marija Plodinec, Marco Rasponi, Anna Marsano
In vitro cardiac models able to mimic the fibrotic process are paramount to develop an effective anti-fibrosis therapy that can regulate fibroblast behaviour upon myocardial injury. In previously developed in vitro models, typical fibrosis features were induced by using scar-like stiffness substrates and/or potent morphogen supplementation in monolayer cultures. In our model, we aimed to mimic in vitro a fibrosis-like environment by applying cyclic stretching of cardiac fibroblasts embedded in three-dimensional fibrin-hydrogels alone...
March 13, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
Mao Li, Xi Chen, Jinku Yan, Long Zhou, Yifan Wang, Fan He, Jun Lin, Caihong Zhu, Guoqing Pan, Jia Yu, Ming Pei, Huilin Yang, Tao Liu
Decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from stem cells has been shown as a promising biomaterial for bone regeneration because of the promotion effect on osteogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, bone regeneration is also influenced by bone resorption and little is known about the effect of cell-derived ECM on osteoclast differentiation. In this study, ECM was deposited by MSCs and, after decellularization, the effect of ECM on osteoclastogenesis of bone marrow monocytes (BMMs) was investigated in comparison to standard tissue culture polystyrene...
March 8, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Mohammad-Hossein Beigi, Atefeh Atefi, Hamid-Reza Ghanaei, Sheyda Labbaf, Fatemeh Ejeian, Mohammad-Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
In the current study the effect of superimposing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on different culture mediums in a three-dimensional (3D) alginate scaffold encapsulated with adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) for cartilage tissue repair is reported. The 3D alginate scaffolds with co-administration of PRP and/or chondrogenic supplements had a significant effect on the differentiation of ADSCs into mature cartilage, as assessed by evaluation of the expression of cartilage related markers of Sox9, Collagen II, Aggrecan and collagen and glycosaminoglycan assays...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Eun Young Ko, Shivraj Hariram Nile, Yi-Sook Jung, Young Soo Keum
In this study, we reported the potential of various methanol fractions of onion (MFO) and its components quercetin and quercetin glucosides on platelet aggregation and antioxidant activity. The onion extracts were separated into several fractions using methanol and water. Further, these extracts were analyzed using simple high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector method to separate quercetin (Q), quercetin-4'- O -monoglucoside and quercetin-3, 4'- O -diglucoside from onion sample. It was observed that the bioactive compounds were accumulated in the non-polar portions rather than in the polar one...
March 2018: 3 Biotech
Christopher Inglefield, Ulf Emanuel Samuelson, Marina Landau, Dale DeVore
Background: Despite the increasing popularity of facial contouring with hyaluronic acid, innovation has been limited to iterations that feature different particle sizes, concentrations and degrees of crosslinking. Bio-dermal restoration is a new approach for correcting facial tissue defects by supplementing the natural dermal structure providing a scaffold for fibroblast adherence and proliferation. Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the safety of RPC Pure-Collagen for the treatment of facial contours...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
M D Tang-Schomer, W B Wu, D L Kaplan, M J Bookland
In vitro culture of primary neurons are widely adapted with embryonic but not mature brain tissue. Here, we extended a previously developed bioengineered 3D embryonic brain tissue model to resected normal patient brain tissue in an attempt to regenerate human neurons in vitro. Single cells and small sized (diameter < 100 μm) spheroids from dissociated brain tissue were seeded into 3D silk fibroin-based scaffolds, with or without collagen or Matrigel, and compared with 2D cultures and scaffold-free suspension cultures...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Edyta Andrulewicz-Botulińska, Róża Wiśniewska, Malgorzata M Brzóska, Joanna Rogalska, Anna Galicka
Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic metal that damages bone tissue by affecting its mineral and organic components. The organic matrix is mainly (90%) composed of collagen, which determines the biomechanical strength of bone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of zinc (Zn) supplementation (30 or 60 mg l-1 ) under moderate and relatively high exposure to Cd (5 and 50 mg l-1 ) on collagen in the rat tibia proximal epiphysis and diaphysis (regions abundant in trabecular and cortical bone, respectively). Significant decrease in collagen type I biosynthesis was found in both regions of the tibia in Cd-treated rats, whereas the supplementation with Zn provided significant protection against this effect...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
E Delvin, N Alos, F Rauch, V Marcil, S Morel, M Boisvert, M-A Lecours, C Laverdière, D Sinnett, M Krajinovic, J Dubois, S Drouin, G Lefebvre, M Samoilenko, C Nyalendo, E Cavalier, E Levy
BACKGROUND: The remarkable progress in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL) has led to a survival rate reaching 90%. This success story is unfortunately linked to increased risk of impaired skeletal mass accumulation during childhood and adolescence, predisposing the patients to osteoporosis and pathological fractures at adulthood. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at characterizing the vitamin D status and bone health biomarkers in a well-characterized cohort of cALL survivors...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Shani Samuel, Raja Elina Ahmad, Thamil Selvee Ramasamy, Faizal Manan, Tunku Kamarul
BACKGROUND: It has been previously suggested that the use of regenerative promoters, which include bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or natural growth factors supplement such as platelet-rich concentrate (PRC) could promote cartilage regeneration. However, the notion that the concurrent use of both promoters may provide a synergistic effect that improves the repair outcome of focal cartilage injury has not been previously demonstrated. This study was thus conducted to determine whether the concomitant use of PRC could further enhance the reparative potential of MSCs encapsulated in alginate transplanted into focal cartilage injury in rabbits...
February 21, 2018: Injury
Zehong Wei, Huihui Zhou, Yanjiao Zhang, Qin Zhang, Wenbing Zhang, Kangsen Mai
A previous study showed that flesh quality of large yellow croaker (LYC) was improved by feeding dietary hydroxyproline (Hyp, 0·69 %). The aim of the present study was to explore the underlying mechanisms using transcriptomics and metabolomics analysis. The metabolomics analysis showed that muscle metabolite profiles could be clearly separated between the basal diet and Hyp supplementation diet. Metabolites including betaine, Hyp, lactate, glucose-6-phosphate, trimethylamine N-oxide, taurine, creatine, inosine monophosphate, histamine and serine made significant contribution to the separation...
February 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Takako Suzuki, Yukio Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kato
This study investigated whether or not vitamin D and calcium supplementation affected bone metabolism and bone mineral density (BMD) over a period of four years of denosumab therapy in patients with primary osteoporosis. Patients were divided into a denosumab monotherapy group (22 cases) or a denosumab plus vitamin D and calcium supplementation group (combination group, 21 cases). We measured serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP)-5b, urinary N-terminal telopeptide of type-I collagen (NTX), and BMD of the lumbar 1-4 vertebrae (L-BMD) and bilateral hips (H-BMD) at baseline and at 12, 24, 36, and 48 months of treatment...
February 27, 2018: Nutrients
Mei Zhao, Jun Zhou, Yuan-Hua Chen, Li Yuan, Man-Man Yuan, Xin-Qiong Zhang, Yan Hu, Huan Yu
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of folic acid on impaired wound healing in diabetic mice. Male mice were divided into three groups: group 1, the non-diabetic mice (control); group 2, the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic mice; and group 3, the diabetic mice that received a daily dose of 3 mg/kg folic acid via oral gavage. Full-thickness excision wounds were created with 8-mm skin biopsy punches. Each wound closure was continuously evaluated until the wound healed up. Wound healing was delayed in diabetic mice compared with the non-diabetic mice...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Trudy Christiansen-Weber, Alexander Noskov, Dylan Cardiff, Ibon Garitaonandia, Alexa Dillberger, Andrey Semechkin, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Russell Kern
Repair or regeneration of hyaline cartilage in knees, shoulders, intervertebral discs and other assorted joints is a major therapeutic target. To date, therapeutic strategies utilizing chondrocytes or mesenchymal stem cells are limited by expandability or the generation of mechanically inferior cartilage. Our objective is to generate robust cartilage-specific matrix from human mesenchymal stem cells suitable for further therapeutic development. Human mesenchymal stem cells, in an alginate 3D format, were supplied with individual sugars and chains which comprise the glycan component of proteoglycans in articular cartilage (galactose, hyaluronic acid, glucuronic acid and xylose) during chondrogenesis...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jae Yoon Lee, YoungWon Koo, GeunHyung Kim
This work investigated the printability and applicability of a core/shell cell-printed scaffold for medium-term (for up to 20 days) cryopreservation and subsequent cultivation with acceptable cellular activities including cell viability. We developed an innovative cell printing process supplemented with a microfluidic channel, a core/shell nozzle, and low temperature working stage to obtain a cell-laden 3D porous collagen scaffold for cryopreservation. The 3D porous biomedical scaffold consisted of core/shell struts with a cell-laden collagen-based bioink/dimethyl sulfoxide mixture in the core-region, and an alginate/poly(ethylene oxide) mixture in the shell-region...
February 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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