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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431361/uncertainty-quantification-and-validation-of-3d-lattice-scaffolds-for-computer-aided-biomedical-applications
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Recep M Gorguluarslan, Seung-Kyum Choi, Christopher J Saldana
A methodology is proposed for uncertainty quantification and validation to accurately predict the mechanical response of lattice structures used in the design of scaffolds. Effective structural properties of the scaffolds are characterized using a developed multi-level stochastic upscaling process that propagates the quantified uncertainties at strut level to the lattice structure level. To obtain realistic simulation models for the stochastic upscaling process and minimize the experimental cost, high-resolution finite element models of individual struts were reconstructed from the micro-CT scan images of lattice structures which are fabricated by selective laser melting...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430299/effect-of-retreatment-instruments-on-microcrack-formation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
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Mustafa M Koçak, Neslihan Y Çırakoğlu, Sibel Koçak, Baran C Sağlam, Ersan Çiçek, Sevinç A Türker, Emre Bodrumlu
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the occurrence of microcracks in teeth prepared with different retreatment systems using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). METHODS: Forty-two freshly extracted mandibular premolar teeth were used. The root canals were instrumented with stainless steel K-files to an apical size of 35/.02 using the balanced-force technique and were obturated using the passive compaction technique. The specimens were divided into 3 experimental groups according to retreatment system used (n = 14): ProTaper Universal retreatment (PTUR), Mtwo retreatment (MTR), or D-RaCe retreatment (D-RC) systems...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426184/alterations-in-mandibular-morphology-associated-with-glypican-1-and-glypican-3-gene-mutations
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M Mian, S Ranjitkar, G C Townsend, P J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Glypican 1 (GPC1) and glypican 3 (GPC3) are bone co-regulators that act downstream in many of the signalling pathways associated with craniosynostosis. Morphometric data from GPC-knockout mice were analysed to determine whether elimination of GPC1 and GPC3 genes would alter mandibular morphology. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: The murine model included five male and five female mandibles in each of GPC1-knockout, GPC1/GPC3-knockout and wild-type (control) groups...
April 20, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425918/rhein-and-pdms-functionalized-c-c-composites-as-prosthetic-implants-for-bone-repair-application
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Zhenzhen Jia, Cui Yang, Jiajia Jiao, Xinyu Li, Dashuai Zhu, Yongchao Yang, Jingyi Yang, Yongzhe Che, Yun Lu, Xizeng Feng
A major issue in bone tissue engineering is the selection of biocompatible materials for implants, to reduce unwanted inflammatory reactions and promote cell adhesion. Bone tissues growth on suitable biomedical implants can shorten recovery and hospitalization after surgery. Therefore, a method to improve tissue-implant integration and healing would be of scientific and clinical interest. In this work, we permeated Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) into Carbon/carbon (C/C) composites (PDMS-C/C) and then coated it with 4, 5-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid (Rhein) to create Rhein-PDMS-C/C to increase its biocompatibility and reduce the occurrence of inflammatory reactions...
April 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425622/targeted-disruption-of-nf1-in-osteocyte-increases-fgf23-and-osteoid-with-osteomalacia-like-bone-phenotype
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Nobuhiro Kamiya, Ryosuke Yamaguchi, Olumide Aruwajoye, Audrey Kim, Gen Kuroyanagi, Matthew Phipps, Naga Suresh Adapala, Jian Q Feng, Harry K W Kim
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1, OMIM 162200), caused by NF1 gene mutations, exhibits multi-system abnormalities including skeletal deformities in humans. Osteocytes play critical roles in controlling bone modeling and remodeling. However, the role of neurofibromin, the protein product of the NF1 gene, in osteocytes is largely unknown. This study investigated the role of neurofibromin in osteocytes by disrupting Nf1 under the Dmp1-promoter. The conditional knockout (Nf1 cKO) mice displayed serum profile of a metabolic bone disorder with an osteomalacia-like bone phenotype...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422253/3d-printed-poly-vinylidene-fluoride-carbon-nanotube-composites-as-a-tunable-low-cost-chemical-vapour-sensing-platform
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Z C Kennedy, J F Christ, K A Evans, B W Arey, L E Sweet, M G Warner, R L Erikson, C A Barrett
We report the production of flexible, highly-conductive poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) composites as filament feedstock for 3D printing. This account further describes, for the first time, fused deposition modelling (FDM) derived 3D-printed objects with chemiresistive properties in response to volatile organic compounds. The typically prohibitive thermal expansion and die swell characteristics of PVDF were minimized by the presence of MWCNTs in the composites enabling straightforward processing and printing...
April 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419369/laboratory-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-a-user-guideline-for-biological-samples
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Anton du Plessis, Chris Broeckhoven, Anina Guelpa, Stephan Gerhard le Roux
Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is a fast growing method in scientific research applications that allows for non-destructive imaging of morphological structures. This paper provides an easily operated "how-to" guide for new potential users and describes the various steps required for successful planning of research projects that involve micro-CT. Background information on micro-CT is provided, followed by relevant set-up, scanning, reconstructing and visualization methods and considerations...
April 17, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416309/detection-of-apical-root-cracks-using-spectral-domain-and-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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Bruna Paloma de Oliveira, Andréa Cruz Câmara, Daniel Amancio Duarte, Anderson Stevens Leonidas Gomes, Richard John Heck, Antonio Celso Dantas Antonino, Carlos Menezes Aguiar
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the ability of 2 optical coherence tomographic (OCT) systems to detect apical dentinal microcracks. METHODS: Twenty extracted human single-rooted mandibular incisors were selected. After root canal preparation with an R40 Reciproc file (VDW, Munich, Germany), the specimens presenting apical microcracks were identified using micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) scanning as the gold standard. Then, the apical portions of the roots were imaged with spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) and swept-source OCT systems, and the resulting images were blindly evaluated by 3 independent examiners to detect microcracks...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415391/biological-activity-evaluation-of-magnesium-fluoride-coated-mg-zn-zr-alloy-in-vivo
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Hongfeng Jiang, Jingbo Wang, Minfang Chen, Debao Liu
AIM: To explore the biodegradable characteristics and biological properties, which could promote new bone formation, of MgF2 coated magnesium alloy (Mg-3wt%Zn-0.5wt%Zr) in rabbits. METHODS: Magnesium alloy with MgF2 coating was made and the MgF2/Mg-Zn-Zr was implanted in the femoral condyle of rabbits. Twelve healthy adult Japanese white rabbits in weight of 2.8-3.2kg were averagely divided into A(Mg-Zn-Zr) group and B(MgF2/MgZn-Zr) group. Indexes such as microstructural evolution, SEM scan, X-ray, Micro-CT and mechanical properties were observed and detected at 1th day, 2th, 4th, 8th, 12th, 24th week after implantation...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414206/wenshen-zhuanggu-formula-effectively-suppresses-breast-cancer-bone-metastases-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model
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Jia-Jia Li, Wei-Ling Chen, Jian-Yi Wang, Qian-Wen Hu, Zhen-Ping Sun, Shuai Zhang, Sheng Liu, Xiang-Hui Han
Wenshen Zhuanggu formula (WSZG) is a traditional Chinese medicine used as an adjuvant for the prevention of bone metastases in breast cancer patients. In this study we investigated the efficacy of WSZG in preventing bone metastases and the potential mechanisms in a mouse xenograft model of breast cancer bone metastases. This model was established by injection of human MDA-MB-231BO-Luc breast cancer cells alone or a mixture of the cancer cells with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into left ventricle of the heart in female nude mice...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413240/detection-of-increased-vasa-vasorum-in-artery-walls-improving-ct-number-accuracy-using-image-deconvolution
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Kishore Rajendran, Shuai Leng, Steven M Jorgensen, Dilbar Abdurakhimova, Erik L Ritman, Cynthia H McCollough
Changes in arterial wall perfusion are an indicator of early atherosclerosis. This is characterized by an increased spatial density of vasa vasorum (VV), the micro-vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the arterial wall. Detection of increased VV during contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) imaging is limited due to contamination from blooming effect from the contrast-enhanced lumen. We report the application of an image deconvolution technique using a measured system point-spread function, on CT data obtained from a photon-counting CT system to reduce blooming and to improve the CT number accuracy of arterial wall, which enhances detection of increased VV...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412218/evaluation-of-the-combined-use-of-metronomic-zoledronic-acid-and-coriolus-versicolor-in-intratibial-breast-cancer-mouse-model
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Chun-Hay Ko, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Si Gao, Ke-Wang Luo, Wing-Sum Siu, Wai-Ting Shum, Hoi-Ting Shiu, Julia Kin-Ming Lee, Gang Li, Ping-Chung Leung, Andreas Evdokiou, Clara Bik-San Lau
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Coriolus versicolor (CV) is a mushroom traditionally used for strengthening the immune system and nowadays used as immunomodulatory adjuvant in anticancer therapy. Breast cancer usually metastasizes to the skeleton, interrupts the normal bone remodeling process and causes osteolytic bone lesions. The aims of the present study were to evaluate its herb-drug interaction with metronomic zoledronate in preventing cancer propagation, metastasis and bone destruction...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410229/in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-simultaneous-inhibition-of-glut-1-and-hif-1%C3%AE-by-antisense-oligodeoxynucleotides-on-the-radiosensitivity-of-laryngeal-carcinoma-using-micro-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Li-Fang Shen, Xin Zhao, Shui-Hong Zhou, Zhong-Jie Lu, Kui Zhao, Jun Fan, Min-Li Zhou
PURPOSE: Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) are two important hypoxic markers associated with the radioresistance of cancers including laryngeal carcinoma. We evaluated whether the simultaneous inhibition of GLUT-1 and HIF-1α expression improved the radiosensitivity of laryngeal carcinoma. We explored whether the expression of HIF-1α and GLUT-1 was correlated with 2'-deoxy-2'-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake and whether 18F-FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) was appropriate for early evaluation of the response of laryngeal carcinoma to targeted treatment in vivo...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409326/effect-of-corticision-on-orthodontic-tooth-movement-in-a-rat-model-as-assessed-by-rna-sequencing
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Qihui Gu, Shuyu Guo, Dongyue Wang, Tingting Zhou, Lin Wang, Zhendong Wang, Junqing Ma
Corticision is a common technique to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement; however, not much is known about the underlying mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of alveolar tissue remodeling after corticision in a rat model of tooth movement (TM) by analyzing the differential transcriptome. A total of 36 male rats were equally divided into TM and TM with corticision (TM+C) groups. Alveolar bone response was examined using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). Osteoclasts and osteoblasts were quantified on tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) and Goldner's trichrome staining...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405581/angiogenesis-in-newly-regenerated-bone-by-secretomes-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Wataru Katagiri, Takamasa Kawai, Masashi Osugi, Yukiko Sugimura-Wakayama, Kohei Sakaguchi, Taku Kojima, Tadaharu Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: For an effective bone graft for reconstruction of the maxillofacial region, an adequate vascular network will be required to supply blood, osteoprogenitor cells, and growth factors. We previously reported that the secretomes of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) contain numerous growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which can affect the cellular characteristics and behavior of regenerating bone cells...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403331/effects-of-avocado-soybean-unsaponifiables-asu-on-the-treatment-of-ligature-induced-periodontitis-in-rats
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Guilherme José Pimentel Lopes de Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Freitas de Paula, João Antônio Chaves de Souza, Rubens Spin-Neto, Andreas Stavropoulos, Rosemary Adriana Chiérici Marcantonio
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of the avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) on the treatment of induced periodontitis in rats. Periodontitis was induced in 84 rats via ligature placement around the second upper molar, which was removed after 7 days, and scaling and root planning (SRP) was performed at this time. Subsequently, the rats were randomly allocated to four groups with 21 animals each: One SRP group in which saline solution was administered (SS), and three groups in which ASU was administered (0...
April 10, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402679/inhibition-of-osteogenesis-surrounding-the-titanium-implant-by-cgrp-deficiency
#17
Yao Liu, Guangsen Zheng, Li Liu, Zhi Wang, Yiyao Wang, Qianming Chen, En Luo
Previous studies have suggested one of neurotransmitters, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), modulates local regulation of bone metabolism; however, the regulating signaling pathway is still being explored. The objective of this study was to determine whether CGRP deficiency affects the osteogenesis surrounding titanium implants in vivo. Titanium screws were implanted in 72 adult rats, which were divided into three groups randomly: Sham, inferior alveolar neurectomy (IAN), and IAN+CGRP. Saline solution containing CGRP (concentration: 100 nmol/L) was injected into the area surrounding the implants in the IAN+CGRP group every day post operation...
April 12, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401929/the-effect-of-l-prf-membranes-on-bone-healing-in-rabbit-tibiae-bone-defects-micro-ct-and-biomarker-results
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Fernanda Faot, Sanne Deprez, Katleen Vandamme, Germana V Camargos, Nelson Pinto, Jasper Wouters, Joost van den Oord, Marc Quirynen, Joke Duyck
More insight into the biological fundamentals of leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) guided healing is necessary to recommend its application, in particular in deficient bone sites that need to support implants. This study investigated the short-term bone healing effect of L-PRF treatment in cylindrical non-critical sized bone defects with 3 mm diameter and 6 mm depth in tibiae of 18 adult male New Zealand White rabbits. After a randomization process, 96 bone defects were prepared and half of them were filled with a L-PRF membrane, while untreated defects in the opposite tibia served as control group...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401593/low-dose-bmp-2-and-msc-dual-delivery-onto-coral-scaffold-for-critical-size-bone-defect-regeneration-in-sheep
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Adeline Decambron, Alexandre Fournet, Morad Bensidhoum, Mathieu Manassero, Frédéric Sailhan, Hervé Petite, Delphine Logeart-Avramoglou, Véronique Viateau
Tissue-engineered constructs (TECs) combining resorbable calcium-based scaffolds and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the capability to regenerate large bone defects. Inconsistent results have, however, been observed, with a lack of osteoinductivity as a possible cause of failure. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the addition of low-dose bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) to MSC-coral-TECs on the healing of clinically-relevant segmental bone defects in sheep. Coral granules were either seeded with autologous MSCs (bone marrow-derived) or loaded with BMP-2...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400960/longitudinal-assessment-of-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-by-micro-ct-correlates-with-histological-evaluation-in-mice
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Francesca Ruscitti, Francesca Ravanetti, Jeroen Essers, Yanto Ridwan, Sasha Belenkov, Wim Vos, Francisca Ferreira, Alex KleinJan, Paula van Heijningen, Cedric Van Holsbeke, Antonio Cacchioli, Gino Villetti, Franco Fabio Stellari
BACKGROUND: The intratracheal instillation of bleomycin in mice induces early damage to alveolar epithelial cells and development of inflammation followed by fibrotic tissue changes and represents the most widely used model of pulmonary fibrosis to investigate human IPF. Histopathology is the gold standard for assessing lung fibrosis in rodents, however it precludes repeated and longitudinal measurements of disease progression and does not provide information on spatial and temporal distribution of tissue damage...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
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