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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214569/effect-of-testosterone-on-the-phenotypic-modulation-of-corpus-cavernosum-smooth-muscle-cells-in-a-castrated-rat-model
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Luhao Liu, Ermao Li, Futian Li, Lianmin Luo, Shankun Zhao, Ran Kang, Jintai Luo, Zhigang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of testosterone (T) on the phenotypic modulation of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (CCSM) cells in a castrated rat model. METHODS: Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group, castration group, and castration with testosterone supplementation (castration+T) group. Erectile function, histological change and biochemical markers were assessed for phenotypic modulation of CCSM cells in corporal tissue...
February 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210626/osteogenic-differentiation-capacity-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-skeletal-muscle-for-expedited-bone-tissue-engineering
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Chunlei Miao, Lulu Zhou, Lufeng Tian, Yingjie Zhang, Wei Zhang, Fanghong Yang, Tianyi Liu, Shengjian Tang, Fangjun Liu
Expedited bone tissue engineering employs the biological stimuli to harness the intrinsic regenerative potential of skeletal muscle to trigger the reparative process in situ to improve or replace biological functions. When genetically modified with adenovirus mediated BMP2 gene transfer, muscle biopsies from animals have demonstrated success in regenerating bone within rat bony defects. However, it is uncertain whether the human adult skeletal muscle displays an osteogenic potential in vitro when a suitable biological trigger is applied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210226/combination-of-collagen-based-scaffold-and-bioactive-factors-induces-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenic-differentiation-in-vitro
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Giovanna Calabrese, Stefano Forte, Rosario Gulino, Francesco Cefalì, Elisa Figallo, Lucia Salvatorelli, Eugenia T Maniscalchi, Giuseppe Angelico, Rosalba Parenti, Massimo Gulisano, Lorenzo Memeo, Raffaella Giuffrida
Recently, multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention in the field of regenerative medicine due to their ability to give rise to different cell types, including chondrocytes. Damaged articular cartilage repair is one of the most challenging issues for regenerative medicine, due to the intrinsic limited capability of cartilage to heal because of its avascular nature. While surgical approaches like chondral autografts and allografts provide symptoms and function improvement only for a short period, MSC based stimulation therapies, like microfracture surgery or autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis demonstrate to be more effective...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182119/biodegradable-mesoporous-delivery-system-for-biomineralization-precursors
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Hong-Ye Yang, Li-Na Niu, Jin-Long Sun, Xue-Qing Huang, Dan-Dan Pei, Cui Huang, Franklin R Tay
Scaffold supplements such as nanoparticles, components of the extracellular matrix, or growth factors have been incorporated in conventional scaffold materials to produce smart scaffolds for tissue engineering of damaged hard tissues. Due to increasing concerns on the clinical side effects of using large doses of recombinant bone-morphogenetic protein-2 in bone surgery, it is desirable to develop an alternative nanoscale scaffold supplement that is not only osteoinductive, but is also multifunctional in that it can perform other significant bone regenerative roles apart from stimulation of osteogenic differentiation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181101/preparation-of-hydroxyapatite-collagen-injectable-bone-paste-with-an-anti-washout-property-utilizing-sodium-alginate-part-1-influences-of-excess-supplementation-of-calcium-compounds
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Taira Sato, Masanori Kikuchi, Mamoru Aizawa
The anti-washout property, viscosity, and cytocompatibility to an osteoblastic cell line, MG-63, of anti-washout pastes were investigated. Mixing a hydroxyapatite/collagen bone-like nanocomposite (HAp/Col), an aqueous solution of sodium alginate (Na-Alg), which is a paste hardening and lubricant agent, and supplementation of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate (Ca-Cit) as a calcium resource for the hardening reaction realized an injectable bone paste. Adding Ca-Cit at a concentration greater than eight times the Ca(2+) ion concentration to Na-Alg improved the anti-washout property...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177710/improvement-of-activity-related-knee-joint-discomfort-following-supplementation-of-specific-collagen-peptides
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Denise Zdzieblik, Steffen Oesser, Albert Gollhofer, Daniel Koenig
The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of specific collagen peptides in reducing pain in athletes with functional knee problems during sport. 139 athletic subjects with functional knee pain ingested 5 g of bioactive collagen peptides (BCP) or a placebo per day for 12 weeks. The primary outcome of the study was a change in pain intensity during activity was evaluated by the participants and the attending physicians using a visual analogue scale (VAS). As secondary endpoints, pain intensity under resting conditions, the range of motion (ROM) of the knee joint, and the use of additional therapeutic options were assessed...
January 24, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169530/intranasal-pretreatment-with-z-ligustilide-the-main-volatile-component-of-rhizoma-chuanxiong-confers-prophylaxis-against-cerebral-ischemia-via-nrf2-and-hsp70-signaling-pathways
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Juan Li, Jie Yu, Hui Ma, Na Yang, Li Li, Ding-Ding Zheng, Ming-Xia Wu, Zhi-Long Zhao, Hong-Yi Qi
Z-Ligustilide (Z-LIG) is a major component in Rhizoma Chuanxiong, which has been traditionally used as a health food supplement for the prevention of cerebrovascular disease in China. This study investigates the ability of intranasal Z-LIG pretreatment to enhance protection against neuronal damage in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and the role of cellular stress response mechanisms Nrf2 and HSP70. Z-LIG significantly mitigated infarct volume, neurological dysfunction, blood-brain barrier disruption, and brain edema (p < 0...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167392/perivascular-extracellular-matrix-hydrogels-mimic-native-matrix-microarchitecture-and-promote-angiogenesis-via-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor
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George R Fercana, Saigopalakrishna Yerneni, Marie Billaud, Jennifer C Hill, Paul VanRyzin, Tara D Richards, Brian M Sicari, Scott A Johnson, Stephen F Badylak, Phil G Campbell, Thomas G Gleason, Julie A Phillippi
Extracellular matrix (ECM)-derived bioscaffolds have been shown to elicit tissue repair through retention of bioactive signals. Given that the adventitia of large blood vessels is a richly vascularized microenvironment, we hypothesized that perivascular ECM contains bioactive signals that influence cells of blood vessel lineages. ECM bioscaffolds were derived from decellularized human and porcine aortic adventitia (hAdv and pAdv, respectively) and then shown have minimal DNA content and retain elastin and collagen proteins...
April 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166758/stromal-alterations-in-ovarian-cancers-via-wavelength-dependent-second-harmonic-generation-microscopy-and-optical-scattering
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Karissa B Tilbury, Kirby R Campbell, Kevin W Eliceiri, Sana M Salih, Manish Patankar, Paul J Campagnola
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer remains the most deadly gynecological cancer with a poor aggregate survival rate; however, the specific rates are highly dependent on the stage of the disease upon diagnosis. Current screening and imaging tools are insufficient to detect early lesions and are not capable of differentiating the subtypes of ovarian cancer that may benefit from specific treatments. METHOD: As an alternative to current screening and imaging tools, we utilized wavelength dependent collagen-specific Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging microscopy and optical scattering measurements to probe the structural differences in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of normal stroma, benign tumors, endometrioid tumors, and low and high-grade serous tumors...
February 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163239/enhanced-elastin-synthesis-and-maturation-in-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-tissue-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Joon H Eoh, Nian Shen, Jacqueline A Burke, Svenja Hinderer, Zhiyong Xia, Katja Schenke-Layland, Sharon Gerecht
: Obtaining vascular smooth muscle tissue with mature, functional elastic fibers is a key obstacle in tissue-engineered blood vessels. Poor elastin secretion and organization leads to a loss of specialization in contractile smooth muscle cells, resulting in over proliferation and graft failure. In this study, human induced-pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) were differentiated into early smooth muscle cells, seeded onto a hybrid poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate/poly (L-lactide) (PEGdma-PLA) scaffold and cultured in a bioreactor while exposed to pulsatile flow, towards maturation into contractile smooth muscle tissue...
February 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162947/fty720-supplementation-partially-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-through-inhibition-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-corporal-fibrosis
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Kai Cui, Yajun Ruan, Tao Wang, Ke Rao, Zhong Chen, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) seriously affects their quality of life. However, these patients show a poor effect rate for oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Thus, new treatment methods are urgently needed. Fingolimod hydrochloride (FTY720) was approved in 2010 for the treatment of patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis. AIM: To investigate whether FTY720 supplementation could ameliorate ED induced by DM (DMED)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155831/chondroitin-application-in-the-treatment-of-degenerative-joint-disease
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Wiesław Tomaszewski
Chondroitin is an organic compound, belonging to the group of glycosaminoglycans. In the treatment of degenerative joint disease, aka osteoarthritis, chondroitin sulphate is applied as a medicine or a dietary supplement. The biological importance of chondroitin sulphate has been already largely determined. The newest data on glycobiology research suggest that proteoglycans, as well as their complex polysaccharide macroparticles not only are the structural elements, but also they participate in multiple metabolic processes at a molecular level as well as in the physiological processes, regulating this type of mechanisms...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150858/osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-gingival-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-aristolochia-bracteolata-supplementation-through-enhanced-runx2-expression
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Dinesh Murugan Girija, Suresh Ranga Rao, Mangathayaru Kalachaveedu, Rajasekaran Subbarayan
The phenotypic characteristics of human gingival derived mesenchymal stem cells (HGMSCs) on induction with total methanol extract of Aristolochia bracteolata have been evaluated. HGMSCs were cultured in control and two different induction medium: Control medium (basal medium), OM1 (Standard induction medium), and OM2 (100µg/ml of Aristolochia bracteolata). Osteogenic differentiation of the cultured cells was assessed by studying the calcium deposition and osteoblastic gene expression. OM2 medium showed an enhanced osteogenic differentiation potential than OM1 as measured by increased calcium deposition and elevated expression of Runx2, Osteopontin, osteonectin, osteocalcin, Collagen type I and ALP levels in comparison with OM1 differentiated cells...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146236/subretinal-pigment-epithelial-deposition-of-drusen-components-including-hydroxyapatite-in-a-primary-cell-culture-model
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Matthew G Pilgrim, Imre Lengyel, Antonio Lanzirotti, Matt Newville, Sarah Fearn, Eszter Emri, Jonathan C Knowles, Jeffrey D Messinger, Russell W Read, Clyde Guidry, Christine A Curcio
Purpose: Extracellular deposits containing hydroxyapatite, lipids, proteins, and trace metals that form between the basal lamina of the RPE and the inner collagenous layer of Bruch's membrane are hallmarks of early AMD. We examined whether cultured RPE cells could produce extracellular deposits containing all of these molecular components. Methods: Retinal pigment epithelium cells isolated from freshly enucleated porcine eyes were cultured on Transwell membranes for up to 6 months...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143632/extracellular-like-matrices-and-leukaemia-inhibitory-factor-for-in-vitro-culture-of-human-primordial-follicles
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Assiel J Younis, Galit Lerer-Serfaty, Dana Stav, Bethsabee Sabbah, Tzippy Shochat, Gania Kessler-Icekson, Muayad A Zahalka, Michal Shachar-Goldenberg, Avi Ben-Haroush, Benjamin Fisch, Ronit Abir
The possibility of maturing human primordial follicles in vitro would assist fertility restoration without the danger of reseeding malignancies. Leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and certain culture matrices may promote human follicular growth. The present study compared human primordial follicular growth on novel culture matrices, namely human recombinant vitronectin (hrVit), small intestine submucosa (SIS), alginate scaffolds and human recombinant virgin collagen bioengineered in tobacco plant lines (CollPlant)...
February 1, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138416/retinoic-acid-enhances-the-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-keratocytes-in-vitro
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Amy P Lynch, Mark Ahearne
PURPOSE: All-trans retinoic acid (RA) supplementation was investigated as a method of enhancing the differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) to corneal keratocytes in vitro, in combination with a chemically defined serum-free medium. METHODS: Adipose-derived stem cells were cultured in monolayer and supplemented with 0.1, 1, or 10 μM RA for 14 days. The effects of RA on cell proliferation, migration, and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation were evaluated...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133545/plasma-and-aorta-biochemistry-and-mmps-activities-in-female-rabbit-fed-methionine-enriched-diet-and-their-offspring
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Khira Othmani Mecif, Souhila Aouichat Bouguerra, Yasmina Benazzoug
This study investigated whether a high Met diet influences biochemical parameters, MMPs activities in plasma, and biochemical and histological remodeling in aorta, in both pregnant female rabbits and their offspring. Four female rabbit groups are constituted (each n = 8), nonpregnant control (NPC), pregnant control (PC) that received normal commercial chow, nonpregnant Met (NPMet), and pregnant Met (PMet) that received the same diet supplemented with 0,35% L-methionine (w/w) for 3 months (500 mg/d). All pregnant females realize 3 successive pregnancies...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133520/low-frequency-vibration-treatment-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-induces-bone-repair-in-vivo
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Shengwei He, Wenzhi Zhao, Lu Zhang, Lidong Mi, Guangyu Du, Chuanxiu Sun, Xuegang Sun
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of low-frequency vibration on bone marrow stromal cell differentiation and potential bone repair in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into five groups with eight rabbits in each group. For each group, bone defects were generated in the left humerus of four rabbits, and in the right humerus of the other four rabbits. To test differentiation, bones were isolated and demineralized, supplemented with bone marrow stromal cells, and implanted into humerus bone defects...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132802/the-ability-of-hesperidin-compared-to-that-of-insulin-for-preventing-osteoporosis-induced-by-type-i-diabetes-in-young-male-albino-rats-a-histological-and-biochemical-study
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Azza Saad Shehata, Mona Gomah Amer, Manal Reda Abd El-Haleem, Rehab Ahmed Karam
BACKGROUND: Patients with type I diabetes are at increased risk of osteoporosis even after insulin therapy in adult stage. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of hesperidin (hesp) therapy versus that of insulin alone in the alleviation of osteoporosis arising from type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in young rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hesperidin was administered orally to STZ-induced diabetes. The animals were evaluated morphologically and biochemically and compared with that received daily SC injections of long-acting insulin...
January 26, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131943/hyaluronic-acid-facilitates-chondrogenesis-and-matrix-deposition-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-human-chondrocytes-co-cultures
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Elisabeth Amann, Paul Wolff, Ernst Breel, Martijn van Griensven, Elizabeth R Balmayor
: Clinical success on cartilage regeneration could be achieved by using available biomaterials and cell-based approaches. In this study, we have developed a composite gel based on collagen/hyaluronic acid (Coll-HA) as ideal, physiologically representative 3D support for in vitro chondrogenesis of human adipose mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) co-cultured with human articular chondrocytes (hAC). The incorporation of hyaluronic acid (HA) attempted to provide an additional stimulus to the hAMSCs for chondrogenesis and extracellular matrix deposition...
January 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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