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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772836/soybean-hop-alleviates-estrogen-deficiency-related-bone-loss-and-metabolic-dysfunction-in-ovariectomized-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Dasom Noh, Yeni Lim, Hansol Lee, Hyejin Kim, Oran Kwon
Soybeans and hops have been traditionally used as a natural estrogen replacement therapy and their major active ingredients, isoflavones and prenylflavanones, are known to have estrogenic/antiestrogenic effects depending on the target organ. However, their potential benefits are still subject to controversies. The present study investigated the dual effect of soy isoflavones plus hop prenylflavanones (Soy-Hop) on bone loss and metabolic dysfunction under estrogen deficient condition. Rats were sham-operated ( n = 10) or ovariectomized (OVX; n = 40) and then fed a high-fat diet (HFD) to develop hyperlipidemia in OVX rats within the experimental period of 8 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772691/periodontal-tissues-maxillary-jaw-bone-and-tooth-regeneration-approaches-from-animal-models-analyses-to-clinical-applications
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Fareeha Batool, Marion Strub, Catherine Petit, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno, Fabien Bornert, François Clauss, Olivier Huck, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
This review encompasses different pre-clinical bioengineering approaches for periodontal tissues, maxillary jaw bone, and the entire tooth. Moreover, it sheds light on their potential clinical therapeutic applications in the field of regenerative medicine. Herein, the electrospinning method for the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes, that are capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been described. Furthermore, their functionalization with cyclosporine A (CsA), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), or anti-inflammatory drugs' nanoreservoirs has been demonstrated to induce a localized and targeted action of these molecules after implantation in the maxillary jaw bone...
May 16, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771925/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biological-performance-of-porous-ti-alloys-prepared-by-powder-metallurgy
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Renata Falchete do Prado, Gabriela Campos Esteves, Evelyn Luzia De Souza Santos, Daiane Acácia Griti Bueno, Carlos Alberto Alves Cairo, Luis Gustavo Oliveira De Vasconcellos, Renata Silveira Sagnori, Fernanda Bastos Pereira Tessarin, Felipe Eduardo Oliveira, Luciane Dias De Oliveira, Maria Fernanda Lima Villaça-Carvalho, Vinicius André Rodrigues Henriques, Yasmin Rodarte Carvalho, Luana Marotta Reis De Vasconcellos
Titanium (Ti) and Ti-6 Aluminium-4 Vanadium alloys are the most common materials in implants composition but β type alloys are promising biomaterials because they present better mechanical properties. Besides the composition of biomaterial, many factors influence the performance of the biomaterial. For example, porous surface may modify the functional cellular response and accelerate osseointegration. This paper presents in vitro and in vivo evaluations of powder metallurgy-processed porous samples composed by different titanium alloys and pure Ti, aiming to show their potential for biomedical applications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769595/turbulence-and-cavitation-suppression-by-quaternary-ammonium-salt-additives
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Homa Naseri, Kieran Trickett, Nicholas Mitroglou, Ioannis Karathanassis, Phoevos Koukouvinis, Manolis Gavaises, Robert Barbour, Dale Diamond, Sarah E Rogers, Maurizio Santini, Jin Wang
We identify the physical mechanism through which newly developed quaternary ammonium salt (QAS) deposit control additives (DCAs) affect the rheological properties of cavitating turbulent flows, resulting in an increase in the volumetric efficiency of clean injectors fuelled with diesel or biodiesel fuels. Quaternary ammonium surfactants with appropriate counterions can be very effective in reducing the turbulent drag in aqueous solutions, however, less is known about the effect of such surfactants in oil-based solvents or in cavitating flow conditions...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769408/cell-geometry-across-the-ring-structure-of-sitka-spruce
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T P S Reynolds, H C Burridge, R Johnston, G Wu, D U Shah, O A Scherman, P F Linden, M H Ramage
For wood to be used to its full potential as an engineering material, it is necessary to quantify links between its cell geometry and the properties it exhibits at bulk scale. Doing so will make it possible to predict timber properties crucial to engineering, such as mechanical strength and stiffness, and the resistance to fluid flow, and to inform strategies to improve those properties as required, as well as to measure the effects of interventions such as genetic manipulation and chemical modification. Strength, stiffness and permeability of timber all derive from the geometry of its cells, and yet current practice is to predict them based on properties, such as bulk density, that do not directly describe the cell structure...
May 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767469/cd109-deficiency-induces-osteopenia-with-an-osteoporosis-like-phenotype-in-vivo
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Shinji Mii, Akiyoshi Hoshino, Atsushi Enomoto, Yoshiki Murakumo, Masako Ito, Akira Yamaguchi, Masahide Takahashi
Osteoporosis is a global public health problem that is increasing along with an aging population. A major determinant of osteoporosis is high bone turnover, which results from osteoclast activation. CD109 is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein, a deficiency that leads to a psoriasis-like skin inflammation in mice. Although the expression of CD109 has been reported in mouse pre-osteoclast cells, its function in osteoclasts in vivo remains largely unknown. To investigate the physiological role of CD109 in bone metabolism, we analyzed bones from wild-type and CD109-deficient adult mice...
May 16, 2018: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766749/enhanced-sternal-healing-via-platelet-rich-plasma-and-biodegradable-gelatin-hydrogel
#7
Masafumi Shibata, Gen Takagi, Mitsuhiro Kudo, Jiro Kurita, Yoko Kawamoto, Yasuo Miyagi, Mikimoto Kanazashi, Takashi Sakatani, Zenya Naito, Yasuhiko Tabata, Masaaki Miyamoto, Takashi Nitta
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains numerous growth factors and promotes bone fracture healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the controlled release of PRP from biodegradable gelatin hydrogel for promoting healing in a rabbit ischemic sternal model. PRP was prepared from the whole blood of a Japanese white rabbit. Sixteen rabbits were randomized into four groups (each n = 4) and all underwent median sternotomy and bilateral internal thoracic artery removal. Before the sternum was closed, the following solutions were applied between the sternum incisions in three of the groups: 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of phosphate-buffered saline, 300 μL of a solution form of PRP, or 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of PRP (PRP+Gel)...
May 16, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763358/bone-marrow-stimulation-technique-augmented-by-an-ultrapurified-alginate-gel-enhances-cartilage-repair-in-a-canine-model
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Rikiya Baba, Tomohiro Onodera, Masatake Matsuoka, Kazutoshi Hontani, Zenta Joutoku, Shinji Matsubara, Kentaro Homan, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for a medium- or large-sized cartilage lesion is still controversial. Since an ultrapurified alginate (UPAL) gel enhances cartilage repair in animal models, this material is expected to improve the efficacy of the current treatment strategies for cartilage lesions. HYPOTHESIS: The bone marrow stimulation technique (BMST) augmented by UPAL gel can induce hyaline-like cartilage repair. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762319/comparison-of-bone-grafts-from-various-donor-sites-in-human-bone-specimens
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Mohammad Kamal, Felix Gremse, Stefanie Rosenhain, Alexander K Bartella, Frank Hölzle, Peter Kessler, Bernd Lethaus
The objective of the current study was to compare the three-dimensional (3D) morphometric microstructure in human cadaveric bone specimens taken from various commonly utilized donor sites for autogenous bone grafting. Autogenous bone grafts can be harvested from various anatomic sites and express heterogeneous bone quality with a specific 3D microstructure for each site. The long-term structural integrity and susceptibility to resorption of the graft depend on the selected donor bone. Micro-computed tomography generates high-resolution datasets of bone structures and calcifications making this modality versatile for microarchitecture analysis and quantification of the bone...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761982/-study-on-the-geometric-characteristics-and-distribution-of-porosities-in-three-dimensional-printed-ti-6al-4v-titanium-alloy
#10
Zhipeng Wan, Wentao Jiang, Chong Wang, Qingyuan Wang, Yalan Li
Three dimensional (3D) printing is considered as an advanced manufacturing technology because of its additive nature. Electron beam melting (EBM) is a widely used 3D printing processes for the manufacturing of metal components. However, the products printed via this process generally contain micro porosities which affect mechanical properties, especially the fatigue property. In this paper, two types of EBM printed samples of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, one with a round cross section and the other with a triangle cross section, were employed to investigate the existence of porosities using computed tomography (CT)...
October 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761921/trans-cinnamic-aldehyde-inhibit-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-induced-inflammation-thp-1-derived-macrophages-via-autophagy-activation
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Jin Chung, Sumi Kim, Hyun Ah Lee, Mi Hee Park, Seyeon Kim, Yu Ri Song, HeeSam Na
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is an essential response against bacterial infection as a host defense mechanism, which can lead to tissue damage. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) is major pathogen for aggressive periodontitis characterized by rapid destruction of periodontal tissue surrounding teeth. Trans-cinnamic aldehyde is a key bioactive compound of the cinnamon extracts, which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer properties. The objective of the present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of trans-cinnamic aldehyde against Aa infection in human THP-1 derived macrophages and on Aa-induced periodontitis in mice...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758362/the-anti-epileptic-drugs-valproate-carbamazepine-and-levetiracetam-cause-bone-loss-and-modulate-wnt-inhibitors-in-normal-and-ovariectomised-rats
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Bushra Parveen, Ambrish Kumar Tiwari, Moon Jain, Subhashis Pal, Naibedya Chattopadhyay, Manjari Tripathi, Divya Vohora
Secondary osteoporosis is the major concern associated with long term intake of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Women are the vulnerable targets owing to post-menopausal bone loss. In the present work, we evaluated the effect of 10 weeks of treatment with AED therapy (carbamazepine, CBZ, 75 mg/kg; sodium valproate, SVP, 300 mg/kg; levetiracetam, LTM, 150 mg/kg) on bone mineral density and microarchitecture at femoral epiphysis, lumbar vertebrae and proximal tibia of normal and ovariectomised Wistar rats...
May 11, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758110/can-quantitative-computed-tomography-detect-bone-morphological-changes-associated-with-catastrophic-proximal-sesamoid-bone-fracture-in-thoroughbred-racehorses
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E N Cresswell, S P McDonough, S E Palmer, C J Hernandez, H L Reesink
BACKGROUND: Fracture of the proximal sesamoid bones continues to be the most common fatal musculoskeletal injury in US racehorses. Identifying factors that influence fracture risk could lead to screening techniques to reduce catastrophic injury rates and improve animal welfare. OBJECTIVES: To identify morphological differences between proximal sesamoid bones of the contralateral limb of fracture and control horses and assess the feasibility of computed tomography (CT) to detect traits associated with proximal sesamoid bone fracture...
May 14, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757736/a-backprojection-slice-theorem-for-tomographic-reconstruction
#14
Eduardo Miqueles, Nikolay Koshev, Elias S Helou
Fast image reconstruction techniques are becoming important with the increasing number of scientific cases in high resolution micro and nano tomography. The processing of the large scale 3D data demands new mathematical tools for the tomographic reconstruction. Due to the high computational complexity of most current algorithms, big data sizes demands powerful hardware and more sophisticated numerical techniques. Several reconstruction algorithms are dependent on a mathematical tool called backprojection (a transposition process)...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754982/computed-tomography-techniques-help-understand-wear-patterns-in-retrieved-total-knee-arthroplasty
#15
Arianna Cerquiglini, Johann Henckel, Harry S Hothi, Lorenzo Dall'Ava, Paul Shearing, Michael T Hirschmann, Alister J Hart
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal total knee arthroplasty (TKA) position of both femoral and tibial components is thought to be linked with poor clinical outcomes, polyethylene wear and the "unexplained" painful knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to better understand the effect of implant orientation on knee implant performance. METHODS: We analyzed 30 retrieved contemporary TKA implants. Implant positioning measurements in the coronal plane were made prior to revision using a diagnostic algorithm, based on 3D computed tomography (CT) images...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752107/macroporous-microbeads-containing-apatite-modified-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanofibres-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#16
Fu-Yin Hsu, Hsien-Wen Hsu, Yu-Han Chang, Jing-Lun Yu, Lih-Rou Rau, Shiao-Wen Tsai
Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) has a greater surface area and pore volume than conventional BG. Hence, MBG is useful as a drug delivery carrier. Previously, MBG has been fabricated as dense or porous blocks. Compared to blocks, microbeads have a greater flexibility to fill different-shaped cavities with close packing. Moreover, fibrous materials have proven to increase cell attachment and differentiation because they mimic the three-dimensional structure of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). Macroporous materials possess porous structures with interconnecting channels that allow the invasive growth of cells and capillaries...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748962/novel-usage-of-micro-focus-computed-tomography-micro-ct-for-visualisation-of-human-embryonic-development-implications-for-future-non-invasive-post-mortem-investigation
#17
Susan Cheng Shelmerdine, John Ciaran Hutchinson, Xin Kang, Joseph D Suich, Michael Ashworth, Mieke M Cannie, Valerie Segers, Neil J Sebire, Jacques C Jani, Owen J Arthurs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748528/salmon-calcitonin-attenuates-degenerative-changes-in-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-in-lumbar-facet-joint-in-an-experimental-rat-model
#18
Yu Gou, Faming Tian, Qingfu Kong, Tiangang Chen, Hetong Li, Qinglie Lv, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND Facet joint degeneration (FJD) is one of the common causes of low back pain (LBP), and estrogen deficiency is one of the triggers for FJD. Calcitonin may possess the potential for treating osteoarthritis, but to date the hormone has not been studied in the treatment of FJD. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of salmon calcitonin (sCT) on FJD induced by estrogen deficiency after ovariectomy (OVX). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 3 groups: the OVX group received bilateral OVX, the OVX + sCT group received subcutaneous administration of sCT (16 IU/kg/2 days) following bilateral OVX, and the Sham group received sham surgery...
May 7, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748038/the-effect-of-ovariectomy-and-2-antiresorptive-therapeutic-agents-on-bone-response-in-rats-a-3-dimensional-imaging-analysis
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Priscilla Coutinho Romualdo, Nayane Barbosa Fernandes Furlanetto Cunha, Graziela Bianchi Leoni, Manoel Damião Sousa-Neto, Alberto Consolaro, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, Raquel Assed Bezerra da Silva, Lea Assed Bezerra da Silva, Paulo Nelson-Filho
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) and microarchitecture in femurs and maxillary bones of ovariectomized (OVX) rats treated or not treated with alendronate (ALD) or odanacatib (ODN). STUDY DESIGN: Twenty rats were divided into groups: SHAM, OVX, OVX/ALD, and OVX/ODN. After 12 weeks, the femurs and maxillae were removed and subjected to 3-dimensional analysis by micro-computed tomography. Results were analyzed with 1-way analysis of variance and Tukey's post hoc test (α = 0...
April 13, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747036/-18-f-ge-179-positron-emission-tomography-pet-tracer-for-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-one-pot-synthesis-and-preliminary-micro-pet-study-in-a-rat-model-of-mcao
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Weiyan Zhou, Weiqi Bao, Donglang Jiang, Yanyan Kong, Fengchun Hua, Xiuhong Lu, Yihui Guan
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to synthesize an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) radiotracer [18 F]-GE-179 in one-pot and evaluate its in vivo binding for NMDAR activation after brain ischemia reperfusion injury. METHODS: [18 F]-GE-179 was auto-synthesized using a quick one-pot method from a stable disulfide precursor and purified using semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ethanol/aqueous NaH2 PO4 as the eluent...
April 25, 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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