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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156519/in-vivo-assessment-of-the-osteo-protective-effects-of-eugenol-in-alveolar-bone-tissues
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Hatem M Abuohashish, Dina A Khairy, Maha M Abdelsalam, Ahmed Alsayyah, Mohammed M Ahmed, Salim S Al-Rejaie
Estrogen deficiency following menopausal provokes alveolar bone loss, remodeling and inflammation. Eugenol is a phenolic compound with wide dental applications and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, the potential protective role of eugenol against alveolar bone deformities was investigated in an ovariectomized (OVX) rodent model. Two doses of eugenol (2.5 and 5 mg/kg/d) were administered to OVX animals for 12 weeks. In Serum, markers of bone metabolism and pro-inflammatory cytokines were estimated using ELISA...
November 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156494/comparative-analysis-of-vestibular-ecomorphology-in-birds
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Roger B J Benson, Ethan Starmer-Jones, Roger A Close, Stig A Walsh
The bony labyrinth of vertebrates houses the semicircular canals. These sense rotational accelerations of the head and play an essential role in gaze stabilisation during locomotion. The sizes and shapes of the semicircular canals have hypothesised relationships to agility and locomotory modes in many groups, including birds, and a burgeoning palaeontological literature seeks to make ecological interpretations from the morphology of the labyrinth in extinct species. Rigorous tests of form-function relationships for the vestibular system are required to support these interpretations...
December 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151126/nutritional-programming-of-bone-structure-in-male-offspring-by-maternal-consumption-of-citrus-flavanones
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Sandra M Sacco, Caitlin Saint, Paul J LeBlanc, Wendy E Ward
Maternal exposure to hesperidin (HSP) and naringin (NAR) during pregnancy and lactation transiently compromised bone mineral density (BMD) and bone structure at the proximal tibia in female CD-1 offspring. We examined whether maternal consumption of HSP + NAR during pregnancy and lactation compromises BMD, bone structure, and bone strength in male CD-1 offspring. Male CD-1 offspring, from mothers fed a control diet (CON, n = 10) or a 0.5% HSP + 0.25% NAR diet (HSP + NAR, n = 8) for 5 weeks before mating and throughout pregnancy and lactation, were weaned and fed CON until 6 months of age...
November 18, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149622/the-chemokine-receptor-type-4-antagonist-amd3100-interrupts-experimental-tooth-movement-in-rats
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Kasumi Hatano, Yuji Ishida, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Jun Hosomichi, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Naoki Shibutani, Sawa Kaneko, Takashi Ono
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the role of the stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) axis in osteoclast accumulation, and the influence of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) under mechanical force application to periodontal tissues, by administration of the CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100. DESIGN: The upper right first molar (M1) of rats was moved mesially with a 10-g force titanium-nickel closed coil spring. Rats were treated with phosphate-buffered saline or AMD3100 (5mg/kg), which is a SDF-1 antagonist...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149204/evaluation-of-osseous-integration-of-titanium-orthopedic-screws-with-novel-sla-treatment-in-porcine-model
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Tzu-Hsiang Lin, Hsin-Tai Hu, Hsueh-Chun Wang, Meng-Chian Wu, Shu-Wei Wu, Ming-Long Yeh
The success of many endosseous implants in orthopaedic and dental applications depends on the surface characteristics, as they affect osseous integration. Previous investigations indicated that a novel large-grit sand-blasted and acid-etched (SLA) titanium (denoted as SLAffinity-Ti) implant had better bone integration than that of a comparably shaped implant with a plasma-sprayed titanium surface. The purpose of the present investigation was to create a SLAffinity surface on pedicle screws and trauma screws and to compare it with the surfaces of a sand-blasted-only implant and commercial implants in terms of bone integration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144874/evaluation-of-interfacial-gap-volume-of-two-low-shrinkage-composites-using-micro-computed-tomography
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Hna Al Nahedh, N S Sibai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) in the detection and quantification of interfacial gap formation in standardized Class I and Class II resin composite restorations, to compare the interfacial gaps for two low-shrinkage resin composites with a methacrylate composite material, and to determine any correlation between the cavity configuration factor (C-factor) and the volume of gaps formed. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty standardized Class I and Class II cavities were prepared and divided into six groups...
November 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143443/multiscale-characterisation-of-cortical-bone-composition-microstructure-and-nanomechanical-properties-in-experimentally-induced-osteoporosis
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Furqan A Shah, Adrian Stoica, Carina Cardemil, Anders Palmquist
Cortical bone plays a vital role in determining overall bone strength. We investigate the structural, compositional, and nanomechanical properties of cortical bone following ovariectomy (OVX) of 12 week old Sprague Dawley rats, since this animal model is frequently employed to evaluate the performance of implantable biomaterials in compromised bone healing conditions. Morphological parameters and material properties of bone in the geometrical centre of the femoral cortex were investigated four and eight weeks post-OVX and in unoperated controls (Ctrl), using X-ray micro-computed tomography, backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and nanoindentation...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142875/quantification-of-the-tug-back-by-measuring-the-pulling-force-and-micro-computed-tomographic-evaluation
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Su-Jin Jeon, Young-Mi Moon, Min-Seock Seo
Objectives: The aims of this study were to quantify tug-back by measuring the pulling force and investigate the correlation of clinical tug-back pulling force with in vitro gutta-percha (GP) cone adaptation score using micro-computed tomography (µCT). Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight roots from human single-rooted teeth were divided into 2 groups. In the ProTaper Next (PTN) group, root canals were prepared with PTN, and in the ProFile (PF) group, root canals were prepared using PF (n = 14)...
November 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137724/simplified-boundary-conditions-alter-cortical-trabecular-load-sharing-at-the-distal-radius-a-multiscale-finite-element-analysis
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Joshua E Johnson, Karen L Troy
High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) derived micro-finite element (FE) modeling is used to evaluate mechanical behavior at the distal radius microstructure. However, these analyses typically simulate non-physiologic simplified platen-compression boundary conditions on a small section of the distal radius. Cortical and trabecular regions contribute uniquely to distal radius mechanical behavior, and various factors affect these regions distinctly. Generalized strength predictions from standardized platen-compression analyses may not adequately capture region specific responses in bone...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137612/comparison-of-semi-quantitative-and-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-evaluations-of-vertebral-marrow-perfusion-in-a-rat-osteoporosis-model
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Jingqi Zhu, Zuogang Xiong, Jiulong Zhang, Yuyou Qiu, Ting Hua, Guangyu Tang
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the technical feasibility of semi-quantitative and quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the assessment of longitudinal changes of marrow perfusion in a rat osteoporosis model, using bone mineral density (BMD) measured by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and histopathology as the gold standards. METHODS: Fifty rats were randomly assigned to the control group (n=25) and ovariectomy (OVX) group whose bilateral ovaries were excised (n=25)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137395/lithium-chloride-inhibits-titanium-particle-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xuanyang Hu, Zhirong Wang, Jiawei Shi, Xiaobin Guo, Liangliang Wang, Zichuan Ping, Yunxia Tao, Huilin Yang, Jun Zhou, Yaozeng Xu, Dechun Geng
Osteoclast over-activation and inflammation responses promote peri-implant osteolysis (PIO), which is the leading cause of aseptic artificial joint loosening. We examined the effect of lithium chloride (LiCl) on wear debris-induced osteoclastogenesis and inflammation. Fifty-Six C57BL/6J male mice were randomly distributed into four groups: sham control (sham, treated with phosphate buffered saline [PBS]), vehicle (treated with titanium/PBS), low-LiCl (L-LiCl, titanium: 50 mg/kg LiCl) and high-LiCl (H-LiCl, titanium: 200 mg/kg LiCl)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136842/application-of-micro-x-ray-fluorescence-and-micro-computed-tomography-to-the-study-of-laser-cleaning-efficiency-on-limestone-monuments-covered-by-black-crusts
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Giorgio S Senesi, Ignazio Allegretta, Carlo Porfido, Olga De Pascale, Roberto Terzano
Laser cleaning is widely used to remove black crusts from weathered limestone monuments. The cleaning efficiency is commonly tested using conventional analytical techniques, which do not allow to analyze the same sample before and after the treatment. In this paper, micro computed tomography (μ-CT) and micro X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (μ-XRF) techniques were used for the first time to evaluate the laser cleaning efficiency on two different encrusted quoins collected from a limestone monument. Analyses were carried out non-destructively on the same portion of the two lithotypes before and after the treatment...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134132/abnormal-subchondral-bone-remodeling-and-its-association-with-articular-cartilage-degradation-in-knees-of-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Yan Chen, Yong-Can Huang, Chun Hoi Yan, Kwong Yuen Chiu, Qingjun Wei, Jingmin Zhao, X Edward Guo, Frankie Leung, William W Lu
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with systemic abnormal bone remodeling and bone loss. Meanwhile, abnormal subchondral bone remodeling induces cartilage degradation, resulting in osteoarthritis (OA). Accordingly, we investigated alterations in subchondral bone remodeling, microstructure and strength in knees from T2D patients and their association with cartilage degradation. Tibial plateaus were collected from knee OA patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty and divided into non-diabetic (n=70) and diabetes (n=51) groups...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134065/a-bird-like-skull-in-a-triassic-diapsid-reptile-increases-heterogeneity-of-the-morphological-and-phylogenetic-radiation-of-diapsida
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Adam C Pritchard, Sterling J Nesbitt
The Triassic Period saw the first appearance of numerous amniote lineages (e.g. Lepidosauria, Archosauria, Mammalia) that defined Mesozoic ecosystems following the end Permian Mass Extinction, as well as the first major morphological diversification of crown-group reptiles. Unfortunately, much of our understanding of this event comes from the record of large-bodied reptiles (total body length > 1 m). Here we present a new species of drepanosaurid (small-bodied, chameleon-like diapsids) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of New Mexico...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133259/loss-of-pit-2-results-in-abnormal-bone-development-and-decreased-bone-mineral-density-and-length-in-mice
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Shunsuke Yamada, Mary C Wallingford, Suhaib Borgeia, Timothy C Cox, Cecilia M Giachelli
Normal bone mineralization requires phosphate oversaturation in bone matrix vesicles, as well as normal regulation of phosphate metabolism via the interplay among bone, intestine, and kidney. In turn, derangement of phosphate metabolism greatly affects bone function and structure. The type III sodium-dependent phosphate transporters, PiT-1 and PiT-2, are believed to be important in tissue phosphate metabolism and physiological bone formation, but their requirement and molecular roles in bone remain poorly investigated...
November 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129635/three-dimensional-and-non-destructive-characterization-of-nerves-inside-conduits-using-laboratory-based-micro-computed-tomography
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Christos Bikis, Peter Thalmann, Lucas Degrugillier, Georg Schulz, Bert Müller, Daniel F Kalbermatten, Srinivas Madduri, Simone E Hieber
BACKGROUND: Histological assessment of peripheral nerve regeneration in animals is tedious, time-consuming and challenging for three-dimensional analysis. NEW METHOD: The present study reports on how and to what extent micro computed tomography of paraffin-embedded samples can provide a reliable three-dimensional approach for quantitative analysis of peripheral nerves. RESULTS: Rat sciatic nerves were harvested, formalin-fixated, positioned into nerve conduits (NC), paraffin-embedded, and imaged using a laboratory-based X-ray microtomography system with an isotropic voxel length of 4μm...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128180/notch3-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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Irene Lou, Scott Odorico, Xiao-Min Yu, April Harrison, Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Herbert Chen
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid cancer portends poor survival once liver metastasis occurs. We hypothesize that Notch3 overexpression in medullary thyroid cancer liver metastasis will decrease proliferation and growth of the tumor. METHODS: TT cells were modified genetically to overexpress Notch3 in the presence of doxycycline, creating the TT-Notch3 cell line. Mice were injected intrasplenically with either TT-Notch3 or control vector TT-TRE cells. Each cell line had 3 treatment groups: control with 12 weeks of standard chow, early DOX with doxycycline chow at day 0 and for 70 days thereafter, and late DOX with doxycycline chow at 8 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127293/three-dimensional-printed-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-for-prefabricating-vascularized-tissue-engineered-bone-an-in-vivo-bioreactor-model
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Haifeng Zhang, Xiyuan Mao, Danyang Zhao, Wenbo Jiang, Zijing Du, Qingfeng Li, Chaohua Jiang, Dong Han
The repair of large bone defects with complex geometries remains a major clinical challenge. Here, we explored the feasibility of fabricating polylactic acid-hydroxyapatite (PLA-HA) composite scaffolds. These scaffolds were constructed from vascularized tissue engineered bone using an in vivo bioreactor (IVB) strategy with three-dimensional printing technology. Specifically, a rabbit model was established to prefabricate vascularized tissue engineered bone in two groups. An experimental group (EG) was designed using a tibial periosteum capsule filled with 3D printed (3DP) PLA-HA composite scaffolds seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and crossed with a vascular bundle...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126984/osteopontin-as-a-novel-substrate-for-the-proprotein-convertase-5-6-pcsk5-in-bone
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Betty Hoac, Delia Susan-Resiga, Rachid Essalmani, Edwige Marcinkiweicz, Nabil G Seidah, Marc D McKee
Seven proprotein convertases cleave the basic amino acid consensus sequence K/R-Xn-K/R↓ (where n=0, 2, 4 or 6 variable amino acids) to activate precursor proteins. Despite similarities in substrate specificity, basic amino acid-specific proprotein convertases have a distinct tissue distribution allowing for enzymatic actions on tissue-resident substrates. Proprotein convertase 5/6 (PC5/6) has two splice variants - soluble PC5/6A and membrane-bound PC5/6B - and is expressed during mouse development in many tissues including bone and tooth, but little is known about the substrates for PC5/6 therein...
November 7, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126603/effect-of-integration-time-on-the-morphometric-densitometric-and-mechanical-properties-of-the-mouse-tibia
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S Oliviero, Y Lu, M Viceconti, E Dall'Ara
Micro-Computed Tomography (microCT) images are used to measure morphometric and densitometric properties of bone, and to develop finite element (FE) models to estimate mechanical properties. However, there are concerns about the invasiveness of microCT imaging due to the X-rays ionising radiation induced by the repeated scans on the same animal. Therefore, the best compromise between radiation dose and image quality should be chosen for each preclinical application. In this study, we investigated the effect of integration time (time the bone is exposed to radiation at each rotation step during microCT imaging) on measurements performed on the mouse tibia...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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