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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326062/functional-effects-of-an-interpenetrating-polymer-network-on-articular-cartilage-mechanical-properties
#1
Janne Ta Mäkelä, Benjamin G Cooper, Rami K Korhonen, Mark W Grinstaff, Brian D Snyder
OBJECTIVE: Depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and degradation of collagen network are early hallmarks of osteoarthritis. Currently, there are no chondroprotective therapies that mitigate the loss of GAGs or effectively restore the collagen network. Recently, a novel polymeric cartilage supplement was described that forms a charged interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) reconstituting the hydrophilic properties of the extracellular matrix. To investigate the mechanism by which this hydrophilic IPN improves articular cartilage material properties, a finite element (FE) model is used to evaluate the IPN's effect on the fibrillar collagen network, nonfibrillar matrix, and interstitial fluid flow...
January 8, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306051/assessment-of-collagen-fiber-orientation-dispersion-in-articular-cartilage-by-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-preliminary-results
#2
Sirisha Tadimalla, Monique C Tourell, Robert Knott, Konstantin I Momot
Measurements of the orientational dispersion of collagen fibers in articular cartilage were made using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) on matched bovine articular cartilage samples. Thirteen pairs of samples were excised from bovine knee joints; each pair was taken from neighboring locations in the same bone. One sample from each pair was used for DTI measurements and the other for SAXS measurements. Fractional anisotropy (FA) values were calculated from the DTI data both for the individual imaging voxels and for whole regions of interest (ROI)...
January 3, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242820/establishing-a-live-cartilage-on-cartilage-interface-for-tribological-testing
#3
Robert L Trevino, Jonathan Stoia, Michel P Laurent, Carol A Pacione, Susan Chubinskaya, Markus A Wimmer
Mechano-biochemical wear encompasses the tribological interplay between biological and mechanical mechanisms responsible for cartilage wear and degradation. The aim of this study was to develop and start validating a novel tribological testing system, which better resembles the natural joint environment through incorporating a live cartilage-on-cartilage articulating interface, joint specific kinematics, and the application of controlled mechanical stimuli for the measurement of biological responses in order to study the mechano-biochemical wear of cartilage...
March 2017: Biotribology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233174/sprifermin-rhfgf18-modulates-extracellular-matrix-turnover-in-cartilage-explants-ex-vivo
#4
Ditte Reker, Cecilie F Kjelgaard-Petersen, Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Martin Michaelis, Anne Gigout, Morten A Karsdal, Christoph Ladel, Anne C Bay-Jensen
BACKGROUND: Sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18) is in clinical development as a potential disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD). In vitro studies have shown that cartilage regenerative properties of sprifermin involve chondrocyte proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. To gain further insight into the process of sprifermin in the cartilage tissue, this study aimed at investigating the ECM turnover of articular cartilage explants in a longitudinal manner...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223730/characterization-of-a-new-decellularized-bovine-pericardial-biological-mesh-structural-and-mechanical-properties
#5
Alessandra Bielli, Roberta Bernardini, Dimitrios Varvaras, Piero Rossi, Giancarlo Di Blasi, Giuseppe Petrella, Oreste Claudio Buonomo, Maurizio Mattei, Augusto Orlandi
Implants made from naturally-derived biomaterials, also called biological meshes or biomeshes, typically derive from decellularized extracellular matrix of either animal or human tissue. Biomeshes have many biomedical applications such as ligament repair, bone and cartilage regeneration and soft tissue replacement. Bovine collagen is one of the most widely used and abundantly available xenogenic materials. In particular, bovine pericardium is widely used as extracellular matrix bioprosthetic tissue. The efficiency of a pericardial mesh to function as scaffold depends on the quality of the decellularization protocol used...
February 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189731/differential-effects-of-superoxide-dismutase-mimetics-after-mechanical-overload-of-articular-cartilage
#6
Mitchell C Coleman, Marc J Brouillette, Nicholas S Andresen, Rebecca E Oberley-Deegan, James M Martin
Post-traumatic osteoarthritis can develop as a result of the initial mechanical impact causing the injury and also as a result of chronic changes in mechanical loading of the joint. Aberrant mechanical loading initiates excessive production of reactive oxygen species, oxidative damage, and stress that appears to damage mitochondria in the surviving chondrocytes. To probe the benefits of increasing superoxide removal with small molecular weight superoxide dismutase mimetics under severe loads, we applied both impact and overload injury scenarios to bovine osteochondral explants using characterized mechanical platforms with and without GC4403, MnTE-2-PyP, and MnTnBuOE-2-PyP...
November 30, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174671/human-igf-i-propeptide-a-promotes-articular-chondrocyte-biosynthesis-and-employs-glycosylation-dependent-heparin-binding
#7
Shuiliang Shi, Brian J Kelly, Congrong Wang, Ken Klingler, Albert Chan, George J Eckert, Stephen B Trippel
BACKGROUND: Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is a key regulator of chondrogenesis, but its therapeutic application to articular cartilage damage is limited by rapid elimination from the repair site. The human IGF-I gene gives rise to three IGF-I propeptides (proIGF-IA, proIGF-IB and proIGF-IC) that are cleaved to create mature IGF-I. In this study, we elucidate the processing of IGF-I precursors by articular chondrocytes, and test the hypotheses that proIGF-I isoforms bind to heparin and regulate articular chondrocyte biosynthesis...
November 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169959/chondrogenic-potential-of-il-10-in-mechanically-injured-cartilage-and-cellularized-collagen-aci-grafts
#8
P Behrendt, M Feldheim, A Preusse-Prange, J T Weitkamp, M Haake, D Eglin, B Rolauffs, J Fay, A Seekamp, A J Grodzinsky, B Kurz
OBJECTIVE: The application of adjunctive mediators in ACI techniques might be useful for improving the dedifferentiated chondrocyte phenotype, to support neocartilage formation and inhibit post-traumatic cartilage destruction. In this study we examined if (a) interleukin 10 treatment can cause chondrogenic phenotype stabilization and matrix preservation in mechanically injured cartilage and if (b) IL-10 can promote chondrogenesis in a clinically applied collagen scaffold for ACI treatment...
November 20, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156946/chondroprotection-in-models-of-cartilage-injury-by-raising-the-temperature-and-osmolarity-of-irrigation-solutions
#9
Noha M Eltawil, Saima Ahmed, Luke H Chan, A Hamish R W Simpson, Andrew C Hall
Objectives During arthroscopic or open joint surgery, articular cartilage may be subjected to mechanical insults by accident or design. These may lead to chondrocyte death, cartilage breakdown and posttraumatic osteoarthritis. We have shown that increasing osmolarity of routinely used normal saline protected chondrocytes against injuries that may occur during orthopedic surgery. Often several liters of irrigation fluid are used during an orthopedic procedure, which is usually kept at room temperature, but is sometimes chilled...
January 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144022/collagen-a-review-on-its-sources-and-potential-cosmetic-applications
#10
REVIEW
María Isabela Avila Rodríguez, Laura G Rodríguez Barroso, Mirna Lorena Sánchez
Collagen is a fibrillar protein that conforms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, essentially skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most abundant in many of the living organisms due to its connective role in biological structures. Due to its abundance, strength and its directly proportional relation with skin aging, collagen has gained great interest in the cosmetic industry. It has been established that the collagen fibers are damaged with the pass of time, losing thickness and strength which has been strongly related with skin aging phenomena [Colágeno para todo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124019/a-protocol-for-gene-expression-analysis-of-chondrocytes-from-bovine-osteochondral-plugs-used-for-biotribological-applications
#11
Christoph Bauer, Eugenia Niculescu-Morzsa, Stefan Nehrer
RNA isolation from human or animal cartilage tissue is necessary when performing mechanical or biotribological applications. Despite no influence on the cells and no alterations in gene expression patterns, enzymatic digestion of tissues should be avoided as it's known that the expression of collagen 2 can be effected (Hayman et al., 2006 [1]). After mechanical or biotribological tests alternative options with an immediate disruption of the tissue should be contemplated. To obtain RNA, different tissue homogenization and disruption methods are available on the market (Yu et al...
2017: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100004/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-osteoarthritic-surroundings-tnf%C3%AE-and-its-inhibition-by-adalimumab-in-a-knee-specific-bioreactor
#12
Robert Ossendorff, Sibylle Grad, Martin J Stoddart, Mauro Alini, Hagen Schmal, Norbert Südkamp, Gian M Salzmann
BACKGROUND: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) fails in up to 20% of cases. Advanced intra-articular degeneration paired with an inflammatory environment may be closely related to implantation failure. Certain cytokines have been identified to play a major role during early osteoarthritis. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and its potential inhibition by adalimumab on cartilage regeneration in an in vitro model of ACI...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024719/calcification-or-not-this-is-the-question-a-one-year-study-of-bovine-pericardial-vascular-patches-cardiocel%C3%A2-in-minipigs
#13
Aida Salameh, Wiebke Greimann, David Vondrys, Martin Kostelka
Objectives A main problem with bioprosthesis used for surgical correction of congenital cardiac malformation is their tendency to shrink and to calcify. Recently, a new material i.e. de-cellularised bovine pericardium (CardioCel(®)) was introduced in clinics. It was proposed that this new patch material should not calcify and should be particularly suitable for the correction of vascular defects in inborn cardiac diseases. The aim of our chronic minipig study was to evaluate the performance of CardioCel(®) patches implanted in aortic and pulmonary artery position, respectively...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979694/polyene-phosphatidylcholine-inhibited-the-inflammatory-response-in-lps-stimulated-macrophages-and-ameliorated-the-adjuvant-induced-rat-arthritis
#14
Wei Pan, Wen-Ting Hao, Hui-Wen Xu, Su-Ping Qin, Xiang-Yang Li, Xiao-Mei Liu, Fen-Fen Sun, Hui Li, Ren-Xian Tang, Kui-Yang Zheng
This study sought to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of Polyene Phosphatidylcholine (PPC), a clinical drug that is used to treat hepatopathy, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages and on bovine collagen II-induced arthritis (CIA) rats. In stimulated primary and Raw264.7 macrophages by LPS, PPC significantly down-regulated the relative expression of mRNA such as IL-6, TNF-α, TLR-2, TLR-4, MyD88, and NF-κB while up-regulated IL-10 and TGF-β expression. Moreover, the concentration of IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10, and TGF-β in the cultured supernatants showed the similar tendency with their mRNA alterations...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970490/mast-cell-intervertebral-disc-cell-interactions-regulate-inflammation-catabolism-and-angiogenesis-in-discogenic-back-pain
#15
Matthew G Wiet, Andrew Piscioneri, Safdar N Khan, Megan N Ballinger, Judith A Hoyland, Devina Purmessur
Low back pain (LBP) is a widespread debilitating disorder of significant socio-economic importance and intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration has been implicated in its pathogenesis. Despite its high prevalence the underlying causes of LBP and IVD degeneration are not well understood. Recent work in musculoskeletal degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis have revealed a critical role for immune cells, specifically mast cells in their pathophysiology, eluding to a potential role for these cells in the pathogenesis of IVD degeneration...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934882/development-of-a-cartilage-shear-damage-model-to-investigate-the-impact-of-surface-injury-on-chondrocytes-and-extracellular-matrix-wear
#16
Robert L Trevino, Carol A Pacione, Anne-Marie Malfait, Susan Chubinskaya, Markus A Wimmer
Background Many i n vitro damage models investigate progression of cartilage degradation after a supraphysiologic, compressive impact at the surface and do not model shear-induced damage processes. Models also neglect the response to uninterrupted tribological stress after damage. It was hypothesized that shear-induced removal of the superficial zone would accelerate matrix degradation when damage was followed by continued load and articulation. Methods Bovine cartilage underwent a 5-day test. Shear-damaged samples experienced 2 days of damage induction with articulation against polyethylene and then continued articulation against cartilage (CoC), articulation against metal (MoC), or rest as free-swelling control (FSC)...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901397/beneficial-effect-of-20%C3%A2-hydroxyecdysone-exerted-by-modulating-antioxidants-and-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-collagen%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-a-model-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
You Sun, De-Li Zhao, Zi-Xuan Liu, Xue-Hui Sun, Yang Li
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by an elevated synovial inflammatory response, with destruction or erosion of articular cartilage in major joints. The aim of the present study was to examine whether 20‑hydroxyecdysone (HES) is able to ameliorate oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in a collagen‑induced rheumatoid arthritis (CIA) rat model. A total of 40 healthy male rats were selected arbitrarily and separated into four groups. Rats treated with saline served as a control (group I), rats subjected to CIA induction by intradermal injection of bovine collagen II type served as the induced group (group II), while rats induced with CIA and administered with 10 and 20 mg/kg bodyweight HES for 28 days served as treatment groups (groups III and IV)...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892654/single-stage-cartilage-repair-using-platelet-rich-fibrin-scaffolds-with-autologous-cartilaginous-grafts
#18
Chin-Chean Wong, Chih-Hwa Chen, Wing P Chan, Li-Hsuan Chiu, Wei-Pin Ho, Fon-Jou Hsieh, You-Tzung Chen, Tsung-Lin Yang
BACKGROUND: To avoid complicated procedures requiring in vitro chondrocyte expansion for cartilage repair, the development of a culture-free, 1-stage approach combining platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and autologous cartilage grafts may be the solution. PURPOSE: To develop a feasible 1-step procedure to combine PRF and autologous cartilage grafts for articular chondral defects. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study Methods: The chemotactic effects of PRF on chondrocytes harvested from the primary culture of rabbit cartilage were evaluated in vitro and ex vivo...
November 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892196/effect-of-biomechanical-stress-on-endogenous-antioxidant-networks-in-bovine-articular-cartilage
#19
Rita Issa, Michael Boeving, Michael Kinter, Timothy M Griffin
Mechanosensitve pathways in chondrocytes are essential for maintaining articular cartilage homeostasis. Traumatic loading increases cartilage oxidation and causes cell death and osteoarthritis. However, sub-lethal doses of the pro-oxidant molecule tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (tBHP) protects against loading-induced chondrocyte death. We hypothesized that compressive cyclic loading at moderate strains (<20%) causes sub-lethal cartilage oxidation that induces an adaptive increase in the endogenous antioxidant defense network...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870737/chondrocyte-primary-cilium-is-mechanosensitive-and-responds-to-low-intensity-ultrasound-by-altering-its-length-and-orientation
#20
Anuradha Subramanian, Gaurav Budhiraja, Neety Sahu
The primary cilium has been implicated in mechanotransduction, however, its mechanosensory role in transducing signals under low-intensity ultrasound (LIUS) which has the potential to repair fractures and cartilage, remains uninvestigated. This study examined the impact of continuous-wave US, at the cell resonance frequency of 5.0MHz and pressure amplitude of either 14 or 60kPa, on the incidence, length and orientation of primary cilium in bovine articular chondrocytes. Visualization of primary cilium with acetylated α-tubulin staining demonstrated that the primary cilium was elongated, bent under US and these changes were reversible...
October 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
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