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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468843/gpcr6a-is-a-molecular-target-for-the-natural-products-gallate-and-egcg-in-green-tea
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Min Pi, Karan Kapoor, Ruisong Ye, Jeremy C Smith, Jerome Baudry, L Darryl Quarles
SCOPE: The molecular mechanisms whereby gallates in green tea exert metabolic effects are poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: We found that GPRC6A, a multi-ligand sensing G-protein coupled receptor that regulates energy metabolism, sex hormone production and prostate cancer progression, is a target for gallates. Sodium gallate,1 gallic acid (GA) > ethyl gallate (EG) > octyl gallate (OG) dose dependently activated ERK in HEK-293 cells transfected with GPRC6A but not in non-transfected controls...
February 21, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465155/effects-of-physical-activity-on-sclerostin-concentrations
#2
Małgorzata Janik, Michał Stuss, Marta Michalska-Kasiczak, Anna Jegier, Ewa Sewerynek
Osteoporosis is a serious medical and socioeconomic problem of the 21st century. Mechanical load is a key regulator which controls bone formation and remodelling, with participation of osteocytes. Sclerostin is produced and released by mature osteocytes into bone surface, where it inhibits the conveyance of osteoblast proliferation and differentiation activating signals from mesenchymal cells, thus suppressing new bone formation. The goal of the study was an evaluation of the effects of a 12-week physical training programme on the levels of bone turnover markers [Sclerostin, Osteocalcin (OC), C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (β-CTX)] in blood serum of women with osteopenia...
February 21, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462059/effects-of-ultra-early-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-femoral-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-and-bone-metabolism-of-rats-with-complete-spinal-transection
#3
Min Liu, Huan Chen, Min Tong, Jinping Zhou, Xiyu Wu
STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five Sprague-Dawley (SD)rats were randomly divided into sham, complete spinal cord transection (CSCT)and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) groups. Among them, rats in HBO group were further divided into 3 h group (HBO1) and 12 h group (HBO2). OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultra-early HBO therapy on femoral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and bone metabolism of rats with CSCT. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complete SCI is still an unresolved problem in clinical practice...
February 16, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458345/genetic-polymorphisms-in-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-gene-predisposes-individuals-to-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-of-the-cervical-spine-via-the-smad-signaling-pathway
#4
Hao Wang, Weitao Jin, Haibin Li
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the 4A > C and -349C > T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IA (BMPR-IA) gene, which significantly associated with the occurrence and the extent of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine. METHODS: The SNPs in BMPR-IA gene were genotyped, and the association with the occurrence and severity of OPLL were evaluated in 356 OPLL patients and 617 non-OPLL controls...
February 20, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457597/injectable-collagen-rgd-systems-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#5
Fu-Chen Kung
Imbalance crosslink density and polymer concentration gradient is formed within the traditional alginate hydrogel using calcium chloride as a crosslinking agent in external gelation for instantaneously process. In this studying, type I collagen (Col I) blended calcium salt form of poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γCaPGA) was mixing with RGD-modified alginate with convenient gelation process and suitable for practical use. The hydrophilicity of the resulting hydrogels was evaluated through swelling tests, water retention capacity tests, and water vapor permeation tests...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457591/effects-of-polycaprolactone-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-scaffolds-on-enhancing-growth-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts
#6
Nuttawut Thuaksuban, Naruporn Monmaturapoj, Thunmaruk Luntheng
BACKGROUND: Polycaprolactone (PCL)-biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) scaffolds fabricated using Melt-Stretching and Compression Molding (MSCM) can release calcium and phosphate ions, which are essential for bone formation. OBJECTIVE: Responses of the osteoblasts seeded on three groups of scaffolds including group A; PCL-20% BCP (%wt), group B; PCL-30% BCP and group C (control); pure PCL (100% PCL) were evaluated. METHODS: The cell-scaffold constructs were made by seeding osteoblast cell lines at 1×105 cells/scaffold...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457433/-effect-of-50-hz-1-8-mt-sinusoidal-electromagnetic-fields-on-bone-mineral-density-in-growing-rats
#7
Yu-Hai Gao, Yan-Feng Zhou, Shao-Feng Li, Wen-Yuan Li, Hui-Rong Xi, Fang-Fang Yang, Ke-Ming Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study effects of 50 Hz 1.8 mT sinusoidal electromagnetic fields (SEMFs) on bone mineral density (BMD) in SD rats. METHODS: Thirty SD rats weighted(110±10) and aged 1 month were randomly divided into control group and electromagnetic field group, 15 in each group. Normal control group of 50 Hz 0 mT density and sinusoidal electromagnetic field group of 50 Hz 1.8 mT were performed respectively with 1.5 h/d and weighted weight once a week, and observed food-intake...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457125/enhanced-differentiation-of-dental-pulp-cells-cultured-on-microtubular-polymer-scaffolds-in-vitro
#8
Morteza Haeri, Karen Sagomonyants, Mina Mina, Liisa T Kuhn, A Jon Goldberg
Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease. Dental tissue engineering is a promising alternative approach to alleviate the shortcomings of the currently available restorative materials. Mimicking the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) could enhance the performance of tissue engineering scaffolds. In this study, we developed microtubular (~20 μm diameter) polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) scaffolds resembling the tubular (~2.5 μm diameter) structure of dentin, the collagen-based mineralized tissue that forms the major portion of teeth, to study the effect of scaffold architecture on differentiation of mouse dental pulp cells in vitro ...
June 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456662/microrna-profiles-of-bmscs-induced-into-osteoblasts-with-osteoinductive-medium
#9
Zhixiong Yan, Yong Guo, Yang Wang, Yanan Li, Jiahui Wang
MicroRNA (miRNA) plays an important role in cell differentiation and functions as a regulator. Therefore, miRNA is important in the process of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) being induced into osteoblasts. In this study, mouse BMSCs were induced with osteoinductive medium, the indices related to osteoblastic differentiation were assayed, including alkaline phosphatase, the deposit of calcium and protein levels of osteocalcin. Using miRNA microarray and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyses, differentially expressed miRNAs in the cells, which were induced with osteoinductive medium, were selected and identified...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451708/promotion-of-bone-regeneration-on-titanium-implants-through-a-chemical-treatment-process-using-calcium-phosphate-slurry-microscopic-analysis-cellular-response-and-animal-experiment
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Tatsuro Ito, Naofumi Ohtsu, Masanari Tomozawa, Mitsuhiro Hirano, Hiroko Takita, Tadashi Iizuka, Atsuro Yokoyama
The present study provides scientific evidence that a new chemical treatment process using calcium phosphate slurry promotes bone regeneration on titanium (Ti) implants. The material's surface modified by the treatment was analyzed using microscopic observation and the bone regeneration efficacy was evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. Formation of a thin hydroxyapatite layer with a thickness of about 50 nm and an increase of surface roughness were confirmed by microscopic observations. Histological evaluation of rat femora implanted with the specimens showed that the areas of the specimens directly attached to bone tissue were significantly more extensive than those implanted with control Ti at 2 and 8 weeks...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446920/homogeneous-noncompetitive-luminescent-immunodetection-of-small-molecules-by-ternary-protein-fragment-complementation
#11
Yuki Ohmuro-Matsuyama, Hiroshi Ueda
The homogeneous immunological detection of small molecules at high sensitivity is still a daunting task. Here, we tried sensitive noncompetitive detection of small peptides based on the open-sandwich immunoassay principle, which was combined with a bioluminescent protein-fragment complementation assay (PCA) in vitro. Since the detection of antigen-induced approximation of the two antibody variable region fragments V H and V L by the standard Nanoluc-based PCA utilizing larger (LgBiT) and shorter (SmBiT) fragments was not successful, we decided to further split LgBiT into two, yielding smaller N-terminal derivative (LnBiT) and two C-terminal, 11 residue peptides (LcBiT and SmBiT) corresponding to consecutive beta strands, to which V H and V L were each fused and expressed in Escherichia coli cells...
February 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444183/nanoparticle-antagomir-based-targeting-of-mir-31-to-induce-osterix-and-osteocalcin-expression-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Mark McCully, João Conde, Pedro V Baptista, Margaret Mullin, Matthew J Dalby, Catherine C Berry
Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent adult stem cells capable of generating bone, cartilage and fat, and are thus currently being exploited for regenerative medicine. When considering osteogenesis, developments have been made with regards to chemical induction (e.g. differentiation media) and physical induction (e.g. material stiffness, nanotopography), targeting established early transcription factors or regulators such as runx2 or bone morphogenic proteins and promoting increased numbers of cells committing to osteo-specific differentiation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443548/sex-and-bone-specific-responses-in-bone-structure-to-exogenous-leptin-and-leptin-receptor-antagonism-in-the-ovine-fetus
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Miles J De Blasio, Stuart A Lanham, Dominique Blache, Richard Oc Oreffo, Abigail L Fowden, Alison J Forhead
Widespread expression of leptin and its receptor in developing cartilage and bone suggests that leptin may regulate bone growth and development in the fetus. Using micro-computed tomography, this study investigated the effects of exogenous leptin and leptin receptor antagonism on aspects of bone structure in the sheep fetus during late gestation. From 125-130 days of gestation (term ~145 days), chronically-catheterised singleton sheep fetuses were infused intravenously for five days with either saline (0.9% saline, n=13), recombinant ovine leptin at two doses (0...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439698/a-retrospective-analysis-of-bone-mineral-status-in-patients-requiring-spinal-surgery
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Tobias Schmidt, Katharina Ebert, Tim Rolvien, Nicola Oehler, Jens Lohmann, Luca Papavero, Ralph Kothe, Michael Amling, Florian Barvencik, Haider Mussawy
BACKGROUND: Impaired bone quality is associated with poor outcome of spinal surgery. The aim of the study was to assess the bone mineral status of patients scheduled to undergo spinal surgery and to report frequencies of bone mineral disorders. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the bone mineral status of 144 patients requiring spinal surgery including bone mineral density by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as well as laboratory data with serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D), parathyroid hormone, calcium, bone specific alkaline phosphate, osteocalcin, and gastrin...
February 13, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438885/the-positive-effects-of-secreting-cytokines-il-17-and-ifn-%C3%AE-on-the-early-stage-differentiation-and-negative-effects-on-the-calcification-of-primary-osteoblasts-in-vitro
#15
Zhongxiu Wang, Jingyi Tan, Lihong Lei, Weilian Sun, Yanmin Wu, Peihui Ding, Lili Chen
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) are all pro-inflammatory cytokines produced by specific subsets of T-cells and are also considered crucial regulators in bone remodeling, but their effects on osteogenesis have not been carefully studied. So, this study aimed to investigate the effects of secreting cytokines IL-17 and IFN-γ on the osteogenesis of primary osteoblasts and to clarify the potential roles of the related Janus activated kinase 2 (JAK2) and downstream signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway in bone remodeling...
February 10, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436118/cortistatin-inhibits-arterial-calcification-in-rats-via-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-and-pkc-signaling-but-not-jnk-signaling
#16
Yue Liu, Fang Lin, Yu Fu, Wenjia Chen, Wenxiu Liu, Jinyu Chi, Xiaohui Zhang, Xinhua Yin
AIM: Cortistatin (CST) is a newly discovered endogenous active peptide that exerts protective effects on the cardiovascular system. However, the relationship between CST and aortic calcification and the underlying mechanism remain obscure. Therefore, we investigated effects of CST on aortic calcification and its signaling pathways. METHODS: Calcium content and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were measured using the o-cresolphthalein colorimetric method and ALP assay kit, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435764/histochemical-examination-on-the-peri-implant-bone-with-early-occlusal-loading-after-the-immediate-placement-into-extraction-sockets
#17
Yoshiki Ikeda, Tomoka Hasegawa, Tomomaya Yamamoto, Paulo Henrique Luiz de Freitas, Kimimitsu Oda, Akiko Yamauchi, Atsuro Yokoyama
Early and immediate loading of dental implants has become a routine procedure in dental practices throughout the world, but the histological feature of peri-implant bone has not been fully understood. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the histological response of peri-implant bone bearing the early occlusal loading using rat models. Four-week-old male Wistar rats were subjected to extraction of their maxillary left first molars and had titanium implants inserted immediately into the post-extraction sockets. In experimental groups at 1 week after placement, implants were loaded for 1 or 2 weeks by adding adhesive resin on the top of the screws...
February 12, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432613/circulating-dkk1-and-trail-are-associated-with-cognitive-decline-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-cognitive-concerns
#18
Ryan D Ross, Raj C Shah, Sue Leurgans, Teodoro Bottligieri, Robert S Wilson, D Rick Sumner
Background: Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are common diseases of aging that would seem to be unrelated, but may be linked through the influence of bone-derived signals on brain function. The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between circulating levels of bone-related biomarkers and cognition. Methods: The population included 103 community-dwelling older individuals with memory concerns but without cognitive impairment. A global cognition summary measure was collected at baseline and 6, 12, and 18-months post-enrollment by converting raw scores from 19 cognitive function tests to z-scores and averaging...
February 8, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431735/vhl-deletion-in-osteoblasts-boosts-cellular-glycolysis-and-improves-global-glucose-metabolism
#19
Naomi Dirckx, Robert J Tower, Evi M Mercken, Roman Vangoitsenhoven, Caroline Moreau-Triby, Tom Breugelmans, Elena Nefyodova, Ruben Cardoen, Chantal Mathieu, Bart Van der Schueren, Cyrille B Confavreux, Thomas L Clemens, Christa Maes
The skeleton has emerged as an important regulator of systemic glucose homeostasis, with osteocalcin and insulin representing prime mediators of the interplay between bone and energy metabolism. However, genetic evidence indicates that osteoblasts can influence global energy metabolism through additional, as yet unknown, mechanisms. Here, we report that constitutive or postnatally induced deletion of the hypoxia signaling pathway component von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) in skeletal osteolineage cells of mice led to high bone mass as well as hypoglycemia and increased glucose tolerance, not accounted for by osteocalcin or insulin...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429532/vitamin-k-2-alleviates-type-2-diabetes-in-rats-by-induction-of-osteocalcin-gene-expression
#20
Atef G Hussein, Randa H Mohamed, Sally M Shalaby, Dalia M Abd El Motteleb
OBJECTIVES: The biological mechanisms behind the association between vitamin K (Vit K) and glucose metabolism are uncertain. We aimed to analyze the expression of insulin 1 (Ins 1), insulin 2 (Ins 2) and cyclin D2, the expression of adiponectin and UCP-1 . In addition, we aimed to estimate the doses of Vit K2 able to affect various aspects of glucose and energy metabolism in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Thirty adult male rats were allocated equally into five groups: control group, diabetes mellitus group, and groups 3, 4, and 5, which received Vit K 2 at three daily dose levels (10, 15, and 30 mg/kg, respectively) for 8 wk...
March 2018: Nutrition
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