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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720522/patients-with-non-ambulatory-cerebral-palsy-have-higher-sclerostin-levels-and-lower-bone-mineral-density-than-patients-with-ambulatory-cerebral-palsy
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Yoon-Kyum Shin, Young Kwon Yoon, Kyung Bae Chung, Yumie Rhee, Sung-Rae Cho
Bone loss is a serious clinical issue in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Sclerostin has garnered interest as a key mechanosensor in osteocytes, leading to considerations of the therapeutic utilization of anti-sclerostin medications. This study was undertaken to determine associations among mechanical unloading, sclerostin levels, and bone imbalance in patients with CP. A total of 28 patients with CP participated in this cross-sectional study. The following measurements were taken: anthropometrics, clinical diagnosis of CP subtype and ambulatory status, bone mineral density (BMD) z-scores at the lumbar spine and hip, and blood biochemical markers, including sclerostin, parathyroid hormone (PTH), osteocalcin, C-terminal telopeptide, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, creatinine, calcium, and phosphorus...
July 15, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719612/renal-osteodystrophy-in-the-obesity-era-is-metabolic-syndrome-relevant
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Janaina Da Silva Martins, João Henrique Castro, Nestor A Sainz Rueda, Luciene Machado Dos Reis, Vanda Jorgetti, Rosa Maria Affonso Moysés, Jacqueline Teixeira Caramori
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have shown a beneficial effect of obesity on bone health; however, most of those studies were not based on bone biopsies. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) could have an effect on bone remodeling. However, there are no data on the effects of MetS in the presence of renal osteodystrophy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate associations between MetS and renal osteodystrophy using the bone histomorphometric turnover-mineralization-volume (TMV) classification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719571/mir-27b-3p-suppressed-osteogenic-differentiation-of-maxillary-sinus-membrane-stem-cells-by-targeting-sp7
#3
Wei Peng, Shuangxi Zhu, Xiang Li, Junquan Weng, Songling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the critical role and function of miRNAs in the regulation of development and physiology of maxillary sinus membrane stem cell (MSMSC) osteogenesis. METHODS: Microarray analysis was performed to screen the miRNAs expression profiles during the process of MSMSC osteogenic differentiation. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was applied to verify the miRNAs expression profiles. Gain- and loss-of-function experiments were used to demonstrate that miR-27b-3p inhibited MSMSC osteoblastic differentiation...
July 14, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716975/metabolic-phenotype-in-the-mouse-model-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#4
Iris Boraschi-Diaz, Josephine T Tauer, Omar El Rifai, Delphine Guillemette, Geneviève Lefebvre, Frank Rauch, Mathieu Ferron, Svetlana V Komarova
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is the most common heritable bone fragility disorder, usually caused by dominant mutations in genes coding for collagen type I alpha chains, COL1A1 or COL1A2. Osteocalcin is now recognized as a bone-derived regulator of insulin secretion and sensitivity and glucose homeostasis. Since OI is associated with increased rates of bone formation and resorption, we hypothesized that the levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin are increased in OI. The objective of this study was to determine changes in osteocalcin and to elucidate the metabolic phenotype in the Col1a1Jrt/+ mouse, a model of dominant OI caused by a Col1a1 mutation...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715881/comparison-of-bone-metabolism-based-on-the-different-ages-and-competition-levels-of-junior-and-high-school-female-rhythmic-gymnasts
#5
Taewoong Oh, Tatsuki Naka
PURPOSE: This study was to clarify the effect of age and competition level by measuring bone metabolism markers and bone mineral density measurements of junior high school and high school female rhythmic gymnasts, who restrict their diets to maintain a low body weight, while routinely undertaking long hours of high-intensity exercise, comparing the gymnasts based on their elite/non-elite. METHODS: The study investigated 7 junior high school and 12 high school female rhythmic gymnasts...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714176/osteogenic-differentiation-of-3d-cultured-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induced-by-bioactive-peptides
#6
Vera Lukasova, Matej Buzgo, Vera Sovkova, Jana Dankova, Michala Rampichova, Evzen Amler
OBJECTIVES: Bioactive peptides derived from receptor binding motifs of native proteins are a potent source of bioactive molecules that can induce signalling pathways. These peptides could substitute for osteogenesis promoting supplements. The work presented here compares three kinds of bioactive peptides derived from collagen III, bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) and BMP-2 with their potential osteogenic activity on the model of porcine mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: pMSCs were cultured on electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibrous scaffolds with different concentrations of the bioactive peptides without addition of any osteogenic supplement...
August 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710591/effect-of-dietary-phytase-supplementation-on-bone-and-hyaline-cartilage-development-of-broilers-fed-with-organically-complexed-copper-in-a-cu-deficient-diet
#7
Siemowit Muszyński, Ewa Tomaszewska, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Piotr Dobrowolski, Agnieszka Tomczyk
Tibial mechanical, chemical, and histomorphometrical traits were investigated for growing male Ross 308 broiler chickens fed diets that had copper (Cu) from organic source at a lowered level of 25% of the daily requirement (4 mg kg(-1) of a premix) with or without phytase. Dietary treatments were control non-copper, non-phytase group (0 Suppl); 4 mg kg(-1) Cu non-phytase group (25%Cu); and 4 mg kg(-1) Cu + 500 FTU kg(-1) phytase group (25%Cu + phyt). The results show that birds fed with the addition of phytase exhibited improved weight gain and final body weight and had increased serum IGF-1 and osteocalcin concentrations...
July 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708926/comparison-of-two-porcine-collagen-membranes-combined-with-rhbmp-2-and-rhbmp-9-on-osteoblast-behavior-in-vitro
#8
Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Benoit Schaler, Yoshinori Shirakata, Toshiaki Nakamura, Kazuyuki Noguchi, Yufeng Zhang, Richard J Miron
PURPOSE: To investigate the bone-inducing properties of two types of collagen membranes in combination with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP)-2 and rhBMP-9 on osteoblast behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Porcine pericardium collagen membranes (PPCM) and porcine dermis-derived collagen membranes (PDCM) were coated with either rhBMP-2 or rhBMP-9. The adsorption and release abilities were first investigated via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay up to 10 days...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708908/activation-of-osteoblastic-function-on-titanium-surface-with-titanium-doped-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticle-coating-an-in-vitro-study
#9
Masahiro Nakazawa, Masahiro Yamada, Masato Wakamura, Hiroshi Egusa, Kaoru Sakurai
PURPOSE: Titanium-doped hydroxyapatite (TiHA) nanoparticles contain titanium atoms in the hydroxyapatite lattice, which can physicochemically functionalize the titanium surface without modification of the surface topography. This study aimed to evaluate the physicochemical properties of machined or microroughened titanium surfaces coated with TiHA nanoparticles and the functions of osteoblasts cultured on them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Titanium disks with commercially available surface topography, such as machined or sandblasted, large-grit, and acid-etched (SLA) surfaces, were coated with TiHA...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707663/-zinc-finger-protein-521-suppresses-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-inhibiting-the-wnt-beta-catenin-signaling-pathway
#10
X-T Xie, X-L Zhan, Z-H Hu
Zinc finger protein 521 (Zfp521) is involved in a number of cellular processes in a variety of cells and tissues. In the present study, the effects of Zfp521 on osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were investigated. The results showed that, in rat MSCs, knocking down cellular Zfp521 by short hairpin RNA (shRNA) decreases cell proliferation while promoting ALP activity, calcium accumulation, and the expression of mRNA that encodes bone sialoprotein (BSP), osteocalcin (OCN) and Runx2...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704102/update-on-the-biology-of-osteocalcin
#11
Gerard Karsenty
A genetics approach has uncovered that bone has more functions than expected. In particular, bone is an endocrine organ secreting a growing number of hormones. In that context the discovery of the osteoblast-derived hormone osteocalcin has significantly broadened the field of bone biology because of the number of physiological processes regulated by this hormone. At present, osteocalcin has been shown to enhance several aspects of energy metabolism, brain development and cognition. As a whole, these discoveries shed light on the cross-talk between multiple organs and provide credence to the search of additional endocrine functions of bone...
July 13, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703881/a-novel-runx2-mutation-in-exon-8-g462x-in-a-patient-with-cleidocranial-dysplasia
#12
Yu-Jin Jung, Han-Sol Bae, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Seung-Hak Baek
OBJECTIVE: To identify a novel mutation of Runx2 gene in cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) patients and to characterize the functional consequences of this mutation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects consisted of 12 Korean CCD patients. After oral epithelial cells were collected using a mouthwash technique, genomic DNA was extracted. Screening for Runx2 mutation was performed using direct sequencing of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products for exons 1 to 8. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis was performed to confirm the novel mutation...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699273/improved-autologous-cortical-bone-harvest-and-viability-with-2flute-otologic-burs
#13
Adam A Roth, Pei-Ciao Tang, Michael J Ye, Khalid S Mohammad, Rick F Nelson
OBJECTIVES: To determine if 2Flute (Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI) otologic burs improve the size, cellular content, and bone healing of autologous cortical bone grafts harvested during canal wall reconstruction (CWR) tympanomastoidectomy with mastoid obliteration. STUDY DESIGN: Institutional review board-approved prospective cohort study. METHODS: Human autologous cortical bone chips were harvested using various burs (4 and 6 mm diameter; multiflute, and 2Flute [Stryker Corporation]) from patients undergoing CWR tympanomastoidectomy for the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma...
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698818/the-association-between-the-baseline-bone-resorption-marker-ctx-and-incident-dysglycemia-after-4-years
#14
Ting-Ting Liu, Dong-Mei Liu, Yan Xuan, Lin Zhao, Li-Hao Sun, Dian-Dian Zhao, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yang He, Xing-Zhi Guo, Rui Du, Ji-Qiu Wang, Jian-Min Liu, Hong-Yan Zhao, Bei Tao
Bone is an endocrine organ involved in modulating glucose homeostasis. The role of the bone formation marker osteocalcin (OCN) in predicting diabetes was reported, but with conflicting results. No study has explored the association between baseline bone resorption activity and incident diabetes or prediabetes during follow-up. Our objective was to examine the relationship between the baseline bone resorption marker crosslinked C-telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) and glycemic dysregulation after 4 years. This longitudinal study was conducted in a university teaching hospital...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697500/cx43-and-smad-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-bmp-signaling-pathway-promotes-cartilage-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-inhibits-osteoblast-differentiation
#15
Ya-Dong Zhang, Shi-Chang Zhao, Zhong-Sheng Zhu, Yi-Fei Wang, Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, Feng Xue
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Cx43- and Smad-mediated TGF-β/BMP signaling pathway on the differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into cartilage and inhibition of ossification. METHODS: BMSCs of Wistar rats were cultured and assigned into 5 groups for transfection with adenoviruses. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were employed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of target genes...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692512/role-of-notch-signaling-in-the-physiological-patterning-of-posterofrontal-and-sagittal-cranial-sutures
#16
Xianwen Liu, Chao Zhang, Junjun Jing, Wei Peng, Songsong Zhu, Shujuan Zou
BACKGROUND: The mutations in a Notch signaling ligand, jagged 1, are associated with unilateral coronal craniosynostosis in humans. However, the underlying mechanisms of Notch signaling in cranial suture biology still remain unclear. METHODS: The temporal and spatial patterns of Notch signaling expression were examined in the posterofrontal and sagittal sutures of Sprague-Dawley rats by real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction at postnatal ages of 2, 15, and 25 days...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691752/mineral-trioxide-aggregate-improves-healing-response-of-periodontal-tissue-to-injury-in-mice
#17
I Vidovic Zdrilic, I O de Azevedo Queiroz, B G Matthews, J E Gomes-Filho, M Mina, I Kalajzic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a biomaterial used in endodontic procedures as it exerts beneficial effects on regenerative processes. In this study, we evaluate the effect of MTA on healing of periodontal ligament (PDL) and surrounding tissue, following injury, in a transgenic mouse model and on the differentiation of murine mesenchymal progenitor cells in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used an inducible Cre-loxP in vivo fate mapping approach to examine the effects of MTA on the contributions of descendants of cells expressing the αSMA-CreERT2 transgene (SMA9(+) ) to the PDL and alveolar bone after experimental injury to the root furcation on the maxillary first molars...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690192/suppression-of-osteogenic-differentiation-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-patients-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-by-a-histamine-2-receptor-antagonist
#18
Xizhe Liu, Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Taku Fujita, Ayako Sasaki, Ken-Ichi Furukawa, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) patients have a high propensity toward osteogenesis. Histamine receptor H2 (H2R) antagonists (H2 blockers) like famotidine decrease ossification in patients, by an unclear mechanism. To confirm that MSCs express H2R and to clarify how H2 blockers suppress osteogenic differentiation, we used spinal-ligament MSCs from patients with OPLL or with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) (control). The MSCs were treated with 10, 30, or 100nM famotidine for 7 or 21 days...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690010/tailoring-surface-nanoroughness-of-electrospun-scaffolds-for-skeletal-tissue-engineering
#19
Honglin Chen, Xiaobin Huang, Minmin Zhang, Febriyani Damanik, Matthew B Baker, Anne Leferink, Huipin Yuan, Roman Truckenmüller, Clemens van Blitterswijk, Lorenzo Moroni
Electrospun scaffolds provide a promising approach for tissue engineering as they mimic the physical properties of extracellular matrix. Previous studies have demonstrated that electrospun scaffolds with porous features on the surface of single fibers, enhanced cellular attachment and proliferation. Yet, little is known about the effect of such topographical cues on cellular differentiation. Here, we aimed at investigating the influence of surface roughness of electrospun scaffolds on skeletal differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs)...
July 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689509/formononetin-a-methoxy-isoflavone-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-cortical-bone-defect
#20
Krishna Bhan Singh, Manisha Dixit, Kapil Dev, Rakesh Maurya, Divya Singh
The bone regeneration and healing effect of formononetin was evaluated in a cortical bone defect model that predominantly heals by intramembranous ossification. For this study, female Balb/c mice were ovariectomised (OVx) and a drill-hole injury was generated in the midfemoral bones of all animals. Treatment with formononetin commenced the day after and continued for 21 d. Parathyroid hormone (PTH1-34) was used as a reference standard. Animals were killed at days 10 and 21. Femur bones were collected at the injury site for histomorphometry studies using microcomputed tomography (μCT) and confocal microscopy...
July 10, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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