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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643912/mouse-models-for-the-study-of-cranial-base-growth-and-anomalies
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REVIEW
S R Vora
The cranial base is a central and integral component of the cranioskeleton, yet little is known about its growth. Despite the dissimilarities between human and murine cranioskeletal form, mouse models are proving instrumental in studying craniofacial growth. The objectives of this review are to summarize recent findings from numerous mouse models that display growth defects in one or more cranial base synchondroses, with accompanying changes in chondrocyte cellular zones. Many of these models also display altered growth of the cranial vault and/or the facial region...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574720/-bone-development-is-an-ontology-group-upregulated-in-porcine-oocytes-before-in-vitro-maturation-a-microarray-approach
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Joanna Budna, Artur Bryja, Piotr Celichowski, Wiesława Kranc, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Sylwia Borys, Marta Rybska, Agata Kolecka-Bednarczyk, Michal Jeseta, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus P Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Mammalian cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) reach full developmental capability during folliculogenesis and oogenesis. It is well recognized that only gametes achieving MII stage after in vivo or in vitro maturation (IVM) are successfully fertilized by a single spermatozoon. Although the process of oocyte nuclear and/or cytoplasmic maturation in pigs is well determined, there exist many differences that promote these processes in vivo and in vitro. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the differences in RNA expression profiles between porcine oocytes before and after IVM using microarray and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assays...
June 2, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565845/significance-of-new-blood-vessels-in-the-pathogenesis-of-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis
#3
Jianlin Liu, Juan Dai, Yansong Wang, Siyu Lai, Suwen Wang
We studied the significance of new blood vessels in the pathogenesis of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA). Fifteen 8-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were selected to establish TMJOA models of gradually induced occlusal disorders. Five rats were sacrificed at 4, 8 and 16 weeks, and histological exam was conducted along with micro-computed tomography observation on the condyle specimen. The distribution and number of new blood vessels breaking were observed through the tidemark through CD34 immunofluorescence staining...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551328/association-of-expression-of-the-hedgehog-signal-with-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-infection-and-prognosis-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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Teruyuki Kuromi, Michiko Matsushita, Takeshi Iwasaki, Daisuke Nonaka, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Keiko Nagata, Masako Kato, Gen Akizuki, Yukisato Kitamura, Kazuhiko Hayashi
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer that mostly occurs in the elderly. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is detected in approximately 80% of MCCs and is associated with carcinogenesis. Hedgehog signaling pathway plays a role in human embryogenesis and organogenesis. In addition, reactivation of this pathway later in life can cause tumors. 29 MCPyV-positive and 21 MCPyV-negative MCCs were immunohistochemically stained with primary antibodies for hedgehog signaling (SHH, IHH, PTCH1, SMO, GLI1, GLI2, and GLI3) and evaluated using H-score...
May 24, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539289/-effect-of-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-on-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-stem-cells-into-chondrocytes-in-vitro
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Fang Jiang, Ji-Jie Xiao, Yuan-Ting Lu, Wei Li, Yu-Wen Duan, Zong-Hai Sheng, Shao-Lin Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) on the differentiation of rat bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) into chondrocytes in vitro and explore the possible mechanism. METHODS: CCK8 assay was performed to examine the cytotoxicity of SPIO (1 and 5 µg/mL) on cultured SD rat BMSCs. Prussian blue staining and fluorescence excitation assay were used to assess the binding of the SPIO to BMSCs after the cells had been cultured in chondrocytes-induced medium in the presence of SPIO (1 and 5 µg/mL) for 9 days...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534463/gene-expression-analysis-of-bovine-embryonic-disc-trophoblast-and-parietal-hypoblast-at-the-start-of-gastrulation
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Peter L Pfeffer, Craig S Smith, Paul Maclean, Debra K Berg
In cattle early gastrulation-stage embryos (Stage 5), four tissues can be discerned: (i) the top layer of the embryonic disc consisting of embryonic ectoderm (EmE); (ii) the bottom layer of the disc consisting of mesoderm, endoderm and visceral hypoblast (MEH); (iii) the trophoblast (TB); and (iv) the parietal hypoblast. We performed microsurgery followed by RNA-seq to analyse the transcriptome of these four tissues as well as a developmentally earlier pre-gastrulation embryonic disc. The cattle EmE transcriptome was similar at Stages 4 and 5, characterised by the OCT4/SOX2/NANOG pluripotency network...
May 23, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526527/cellular-scale-model-of-growth-plate-an-in-silico-model-of-chondrocyte-hypertrophy
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H A Castro-Abril, J M Guevara, M A Moncayo, S J Shefelbine, L A Barrera, D A Garzón-Alvarado
The growth plate is the responsible for longitudinal bone growth. It is a cartilaginous structure formed by chondrocytes that are continuously undergoing a differentiation process that starts with a highly proliferative state, followed by cellular hypertrophy, and finally tissue ossification. Within the growth plate chondrocytes display a characteristic columnar organization that potentiates longitudinal growth. Both chondrocyte organization and hypertrophy are highly regulated processes influenced by biochemical and mechanical stimuli...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525313/a-tunable-three-dimensional-in-vitro-culture-model-of-growth-plate-cartilage-using-alginate-hydrogel-scaffolds
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Alek G Erickson, Taylor D Laughlin, Sarah M Romereim, Catherine N Sargus-Patino, Angela K Pannier, Andrew T Dudley
Defining the final size and geometry of engineered tissues through precise control of the scalar and vector components of tissue growth is a necessary benchmark for regenerative medicine, but it has proved to be a significant challenge for tissue engineers. The growth plate cartilage that promotes elongation of the long bones is a good model system for studying morphogenetic mechanisms because cartilage is composed of a single cell type, the chondrocyte; chondrocytes are readily maintained in culture; and growth trajectory is predominately in a single vector...
May 18, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521077/clinical-case-series-of-pediatric-hepatic-angiosarcoma
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Kalee L Grassia, Caitlin M Peterman, Ionela Iacobas, Judith F Margolin, Ewa Bien, Bhavna Padhye, Rebecka L Meyers, Denise M Adams
Hepatic angiosarcoma is a rare, aggressive, malignant neoplasm with fewer than 50 cases reported in children. Prognosis is poor, with a minority surviving beyond 2 years after diagnosis. We report eight cases of pediatric hepatic angiosarcoma, diagnosed at a mean age of 3 years. Seven were initially diagnosed with an infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma (IHHE) or hemangioma and the eighth with a "vascular tumor." Two patients, who received liver transplant, survived. We suggest hepatic hemangiomas can rarely transform into angiosarcomas and a subset of IHHEs (Type II) are actually a low-grade form of angiosarcoma rather than a benign lesion...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506824/hypoxia-and-nicotine-effects-on-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-and-its-receptor-1-pac1-in-the-developing-piglet-brainstem
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J Huang, K A Waters, R Machaalani
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its cognate receptor 1 (PAC1), have been implicated in the pathophysiology of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Two main risk factors for SIDS are prone sleeping and cigarette smoke exposure. Using piglet models of these risk factors, intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia (IHH-mimicking rebreathing in prone position) and nicotine (main reinforcing element of cigarettes), this study aimed to determine their effects on PACAP and PAC1 protein expression in the medulla...
May 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476224/molecular-and-genetic-aspects-of-congenital-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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REVIEW
Lorena Guimaraes Lima Amato, Ana Claudia Latronico, Leticia Ferreira Gontijo Silveira
Congenital isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) is a clinically and genetically heterogenous disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis, secretion, or action of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, a key hypothalamic decapeptide that orchestrates the reproductive axis. Several modes of inheritance have been identified. A growing list of causative genes has been implicated in the molecular pathogenesis of syndromic and nonsyndromic IHH, largely contributing for better understanding the complex neuroendocrine control of reproduction...
June 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446294/-effect-of-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-abnormality-on-chemothe-rapeutic-resistance-of-multiple-myeloma
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Jia-Sheng Hu, Xiao Huang, Ying-Dan Huang, Yan-Yan Lu, Quan-Yi Lu
OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between the excessive activation of Hedgehog signal and the drug resistance of multiple myeloma. METHODS: The resistant cell line RPMI 8226/R of multiple myeloma was established by an ascending concentration gradient method. The experiment consisted of 4 groups: RPMI8226/R, RPMI8226/S, GANT61+RPMI8226/R and GANT61+RPMI8226/S. The CCK-8 (cell counting kit-8) assay was used to detect the cell proliferation inhibition rate in 4 groups; the RT-PCR was used to detect the expression of Gli1, Gli2, Shh, Ihh, Smo and Sufu in the RPMI8226/S and RPMI8226/R cells...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431985/quercetin-interferes-with-the-fluid-volume-and-receptivity-development-of-the-uterus-in-rats-during-the-peri-implantation-period
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Huma Shahzad, Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Normadiah Kassim, Sekaran Muniandy, Kilari Eswar Kumar, Naguib Salleh
HYPOTHESIS: Quercetin could induce changes to the fluid volume and receptivity development of the uterus during peri-implantation period. METHODS: Female rats were treated with quercetin (10, 25 and 50mg/kg/day) subcutaneously beginning from day-1 pregnancy. Uterus was harvested at day-4 (following three days quercetin treatment) for morphological, ultra-structural, protein and mRNA expressional changes and plasma sex-steroid levels analyses. In another cohort of rats, implantation rate was determined at day-6 (following five days quercetin treatment)...
April 18, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411082/a-dominant-negative-fgfr1-mutation-identified-in-a-kallmann-syndrome-patient
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Hunjin Luo, Ruizhi Zheng, Yaguang Zhao, Jiayu Wu, Jie Li, Fang Jiang, Dan-Na Chen, Xiao-Tao Zhou, Jia-Da Li
Kallmann syndrome (KS) is characterized by isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) with anosmia. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) is one of KS-associated genes, accounts for approximately 10% of total patients. FGFR1 mutations have also been identified in more severe craniosynostosis syndromes, and a subset of craniosynostosis syndromes-associated FGFR1 mutations show dominant negative effect. In this study, we identified a novel FGFR1 mutation (c.867G>A; p.W289X) in a KS patient. The p.W289X mutation leads premature termination, producing a truncated FGFR1 without the transmembrane and intracellular domains...
July 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324054/ccdc141-mutations-in-idiopathic-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Ihsan Turan, B Ian Hutchins, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, L Damla Kotan, Fatih Gurbuz, Ayca Ulubay, Eda Mengen, Bilgin Yuksel, Susan Wray, A Kemal Topaloglu
Context: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons originate outside the central nervous system in the olfactory placode and migrate into the central nervous system, becoming integral components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Failure of this migration can lead to idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH)/Kallmann syndrome (KS). We have previously shown that CCDC141 knockdown leads to impaired migration of GnRH neurons but not of olfactory receptor neurons. Objective: The aim of this study was to further describe the phenotype and prevalence of CCDC141 mutations in IHH/KS...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324034/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-ovarian-morphology-in-women-with-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-kallmann-syndrome-effects-of-recombinant-human-fsh
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Hélène Bry-Gauillard, Florence Larrat-Ledoux, Jean-Marc Levaillant, Nathalie Massin, Luigi Maione, Isabelle Beau, Nadine Binart, Philippe Chanson, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Janet E Hall, Jacques Young
Context: Isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), characterized by gonadotropin deficiency and absent puberty, is very rare in women. IHH prevents pubertal ovarian stimulation, but anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) have not been studied. Objectives: (1) To compare, in IHH vs controls, AMH, ovarian volume (OV), and AFC. (2) To compare, in IHH, ovarian responses to recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH) and rhFSH plus recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323137/defects-in-chondrocyte-maturation-and-secondary-ossification-in-mouse-knee-joint-epiphyses-due-to-snorc-deficiency
#17
J Heinonen, F-P Zhang, C Surmann-Schmitt, S Honkala, M Stock, M Poutanen, A-M Säämänen
OBJECTIVE: The role of Snorc, a novel cartilage specific transmembrane proteoglycan, was studied during skeletal development using two Snorc knockout mouse models. Hypothesizing that Snorc, like the other transmembrane proteoglycans, may be a coreceptor, we also studied its interaction with growth factors. METHODS: Skeletal development was studied in wild type (WT) and Snorc knockout mice during postnatal development by whole mount staining, X-ray imaging, histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR...
March 18, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299652/roles-of-runx2-in-skeletal-development
#18
Toshihisa Komori
Runx2 is the most upstream transcription factor essential for osteoblast differentiation. It regulates the expression of Sp7, the protein of which is a crucial transcription factor for osteoblast differentiation, as well as that of bone matrix genes including Spp1, Ibsp, and Bglap2. Runx2 is also required for chondrocyte maturation, and Runx3 has a redundant function with Runx2 in chondrocyte maturation. Runx2 regulates the expression of Col10a1, Spp1, Ibsp, and Mmp13 in chondrocytes. It also inhibits chondrocytes from acquiring the phenotypes of permanent cartilage chondrocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288899/kisspeptin-10-treatment-generated-specific-gnrh-expression-in-cells-differentiated-from-rhesus-monkey-derived-lyon-nscs
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Tanzeel Huma, Xintian Hu, Yuanye Ma, Andrew Willden, Joshua Rizak, Muhammad Shahab, Zhengbo Wang
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have enormous potential as novel cell-based therapies, but their effectiveness depends on stem cell differentiation and specific signaling regulators, which remain poorly understood. In this study, a kisspeptin peptide (KP-10) was used at different dosages to determine whether rhesus macaque-derived tau GFP-Lyon ES cells underwent kisspeptin-specific neuronal differentiation. It was found that KP-10 exhibited an anti-proliferative effect on the cells and led to morphological changes and cellular differentiation consistent with neuronal stem cell (NSC) development...
March 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261833/diagnostic-utility-of-testosterone-priming-prior-to-dynamic-tests-to-differentiate-constitutional-delay-in-puberty-from-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Suja P Sukumar, Anil Bhansali, Naresh Sachdeva, Chirag Kamal Ahuja, Ujjwal Gorsi, Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia
CONTEXT: Differentiation between constitutional delay in puberty (CDP) and isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) during adolescence is a great clinical challenge, and the available diagnostic tests are of limited value. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of withdrawal of short-term, low-dose testosterone therapy (testosterone priming) on the discriminatory power of dynamic tests for hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular axis to differentiate CDP from IHH. DESIGN: A prospective study (n = 30) consisting of 20 boys with delayed puberty (group A) and 10 patients with IHH (group B)...
March 5, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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