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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318066/three-dimensional-ultrashort-echo-time-cones-t1%C3%AF-3d-ute-cones-t1%C3%AF-imaging
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Ya-Jun Ma, Michael Carl, Hongda Shao, Anthony S Tadros, Eric Y Chang, Jiang Du
We report a novel three-dimensional (3D) ultrashort echo time (UTE) sequence employing Cones trajectory and T1ρ preparation (UTE-Cones-T1ρ ) for quantitative T1ρ assessment of short T2 tissues in the musculoskeletal system. A basic 3D UTE-Cones sequence was combined with a spin-locking preparation pulse for T1ρ contrast. A relatively short TR was used to decrease the scan time, which required T1 measurement and compensation using 3D UTE-Cones data acquisitions with variable TRs. Another strategy to reduce the total scan time was to acquire multiple Cones spokes (Nsp ) after each T1ρ preparation and fat saturation...
March 20, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294398/functional-properties-of-native-and-tissue-engineered-cartilage-toward-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-chondral-lesions-at-the-knee-a-bovine-cadaveric-study
#2
Nikolaos K Paschos, Nikita Lim, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Chondral lesions frequently occur in different topographic locations of the knee. This study evaluated the functional properties among the articulating surfaces of the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints, and whether neo-cartilage engineered using chondrocytes from different knee locations would reflect these differences. The biomechanical properties of bovine cartilage isolated from eight locations within the tibiofemoral (medial & lateral condyle, medial & lateral tibial plateau) and patellofemoral joints (medial & lateral trochlea, medial & lateral patella) were examined...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268920/noninvasive-surface-damage-assessment-of-bovine-articular-cartilage-explants-by-reflected-polarized-light-microscopy
#3
Ruby N Huynh, Christopher B Raub
Articular surface damage is a hallmark of cartilage degeneration. Noninvasive assessment of cartilage microstructural alterations has potential clinical value. In this study, we use bovine patellofemoral articular cartilage explants treated with mechanical scraping and collagenase to create cartilage surface disruption, and use polarized reflectance microscopy to quantify alterations to surface and sub-surface microstructure. Reflected polarized signal was sensitive to mild damage to the cartilage surface, and highlighted disruptive alterations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227124/noninvasive-surface-damage-assessment-of-bovine-articular-cartilage-explants-by-reflected-polarized-light-microscopy
#4
Ruby N Huynh, Christopher B Raub, Ruby N Huynh, Christopher B Raub, Ruby N Huynh, Christopher B Raub
Articular surface damage is a hallmark of cartilage degeneration. Noninvasive assessment of cartilage microstructural alterations has potential clinical value. In this study, we use bovine patellofemoral articular cartilage explants treated with mechanical scraping and collagenase to create cartilage surface disruption, and use polarized reflectance microscopy to quantify alterations to surface and sub-surface microstructure. Reflected polarized signal was sensitive to mild damage to the cartilage surface, and highlighted disruptive alterations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210971/scaffold-free-approach-produces-neocartilage-tissue-of-similar-quality-as-the-use-of-hystem%C3%A2-and-hydromatrix%C3%A2-scaffolds
#5
Janne H Ylärinne, Chengjuan Qu, Mikko J Lammi
Numerous biomaterials are being considered for cartilage tissue engineering, while scaffold-free systems have also been introduced. Thus, it is important to know do the scaffolds improve the formation of manufactured neocartilages. This study compares scaffold-free cultures to two scaffold-containing ones. Six million bovine primary chondrocytes were embedded in HyStem™ or HydroMatrix™ scaffolds, or suspended in scaffold-free chondrocyte culture medium, and then loaded into agarose gel supported culture well pockets...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199881/the-influence-of-early-degenerative-changes-on-the-vulnerability-of-articular-cartilage-to-impact-induced-injury
#6
Joshua Workman, Ashvin Thambyah, Neil Broom
BACKGROUND: Recently, the structural changes in a bovine model of early degeneration were validated by our research group to be analogous to that in early human osteoarthritis. The hypothesis of this study was that the structural changes associated with increasing levels of degeneration would lead to higher levels of tissue damage in response to impact induced injury. METHODS: A total of forty bovine patellae were obtained for this study. Cartilage-on-bone samples were extracted from the distal lateral quarter, a region known to be affected by varying levels of degeneration...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193145/constrained-cage-culture-improves-engineered-cartilage-functional-properties-by-enhancing-collagen-network-stability
#7
Robert J Nims, Alexander D Cigan, Krista M Durney, Brian K Jones, John D O'Neill, Wing-Sum A Law, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Clark Tung-Hui Hung, Gerard A Ateshian
When cultured with sufficient nutrient supply, engineered cartilage synthesizes proteoglycans rapidly, producing an osmotic swelling pressure that destabilizes immature collagen and prevents the development of a robust collagen framework, a hallmark of native cartilage. We hypothesized that mechanically constraining the proteoglycan-induced tissue swelling would enhance construct functional properties through the development of a more stable collagen framework. To test this hypothesis, we developed a novel "cage" growth system to mechanically prevent tissue constructs from swelling while ensuring adequate nutrient supply to the growing construct...
February 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173831/immunoselected-stro-3-mesenchymal-precursor-cells-reduce-inflammation-and-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-a-large-animal-model-of-monoarthritis
#8
Anwar Abdalmula, Laura M Dooley, Claire Kaufman, Elizabeth A Washington, Jacqueline V House, Barbara A Blacklaws, Peter Ghosh, Silviu Itescu, Simon R Bailey, Wayne G Kimpton
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of intravenously administered immunoselected STRO-3 + mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) on clinical scores, joint pathology and cytokine production in an ovine model of monoarthritis. METHODS: Monoarthritis was established in 16 adult merino sheep by administration of bovine type II collagen into the left hock joint following initial sensitization to this antigen. After 24 h, sheep were administered either 150 million allogeneic ovine MPCs (n = 8) or saline (n = 8) intravenously (IV)...
February 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135331/effects-of-articular-cartilage-constituents-on-phosphotungstic-acid-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
#9
Sakari S Karhula, Mikko A Finnilä, Mikko J Lammi, Janne H Ylärinne, Sami Kauppinen, Lassi Rieppo, Kenneth P H Pritzker, Heikki J Nieminen, Simo Saarakkala
Contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography (CEμCT) with phosphotungstic acid (PTA) has shown potential for detecting collagen distribution of articular cartilage. However, the selectivity of the PTA staining to articular cartilage constituents remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the dependence of PTA for the collagen content in bovine articular cartilage. Adjacent bovine articular cartilage samples were treated with chondroitinase ABC and collagenase to degrade the proteoglycan and the collagen constituents in articular cartilage, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095064/adipokines-induce-catabolism-of-newly-synthesized-matrix-in-cartilage-and-meniscus-tissues
#10
James F Nishimuta, Marc E Levenston
PURPOSE: Altered synovial levels of various adipokines (factors secreted by fat as well as other tissues) have been associated with osteoarthritis onset and progression. However, the metabolic effects of adipokines on joint tissues, in particular the fibrocartilaginous menisci, are not well understood. This study investigated effects of several adipokines on release of recently synthesized extracellular matrix in bovine cartilage and meniscus tissue explants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After labeling newly synthesized proteins and sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs) with (3)H-proline and (35)S-sulfate, respectively, bovine cartilage and meniscus tissue explants were cultured for 6 days in basal medium (control) or media supplemented with adipokines (1 µg/ml of leptin, visfatin, adiponectin, or resistin) or 20ng/ml interleukin-1 (IL-1)...
January 17, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063645/anisotropy-and-inter-condyle-heterogeneity-of-cartilage-under-large-strain-shear
#11
Stephany Santos, Franz Maier, David M Pierce
We were the first to examine the mechanical responses of skeletally mature bovine femoral cartilage under large-strain simple shear (up to ±20%) using a multiaxial shear testing device. Since shear loading is critical in both tissue failure and chondrocyte responses, we aimed to probe (1) anisotropy with respect to the split-line direction (principal alignment of the collagen fibers near the articulating surface), (2) heterogeneity between femoral condyles, and (3) the influence of local cartilage thickness...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058277/raman-spectroscopy-reveals-new-insights-into-the-zonal-organization-of-native-and-tissue-engineered-articular-cartilage
#12
Mads S Bergholt, Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, Giovanni S Offeddu, Paresh A Parmar, Michael B Albro, Jennifer L Puetzer, Michelle L Oyen, Molly M Stevens
Tissue architecture is intimately linked with its functions, and loss of tissue organization is often associated with pathologies. The intricate depth-dependent extracellular matrix (ECM) arrangement in articular cartilage is critical to its biomechanical functions. In this study, we developed a Raman spectroscopic imaging approach to gain new insight into the depth-dependent arrangement of native and tissue-engineered articular cartilage using bovine tissues and cells. Our results revealed previously unreported tissue complexity into at least six zones above the tidemark based on a principal component analysis and k-means clustering analysis of the distribution and orientation of the main ECM components...
December 28, 2016: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987759/covalent-and-injectable-chitosan-chondroitin-sulfate-hydrogels-embedded-with-chitosan-microspheres-for-drug-delivery-and-tissue-engineering
#13
Ming Fan, Ye Ma, Huaping Tan, Yang Jia, Siyue Zou, Shuxuan Guo, Meng Zhao, Hao Huang, Zhonghua Ling, Yong Chen, Xiaohong Hu
Injectable hydrogels and microspheres derived from natural polysaccharides have been extensively investigated as drug delivery systems and cell scaffolds. In this study, we report a preparation of covalent hydrogels basing polysaccharides via the Schiff' base reaction. Water soluble carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) and oxidized chondroitin sulfate (OCS) were prepared for cross-linking of hydrogels. The mechanism of cross-linking is attributed to the Schiff' base reaction between amino and aldehyde groups of polysaccharides...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983955/reconstruction-of-anterior-tracheal-defects%C3%A2-using-a-bioengineered-graft-in-a%C3%A2-porcine-model
#14
Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Sadiq S Rehmani, Catherine F Sinclair, Robert S Lebovics, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of long-segment tracheal defects can be challenging and a suitable tracheal substitute remains lacking. We sought to create a bioengineered tracheal graft to repair such lesions using acellullar bovine dermis extracellular matrix (ECM) and male human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and implant it in a porcine model. METHODS: hMSCs were seeded on the ECM and incubated for 1 week with chondrogenic factors. An anterior 4 cm × 3 cm defect was surgically created in the trachea of 4-week-old female Yorkshire pigs...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980494/in-vivo-osteoinduction-evaluating-2-beta-coxatene-as-an-immunoinductive-compound-and-novel-ingredient-for-joint-support
#15
Katherine Spinks, James J Scaffidi
CONTEXT: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive loss of articular cartilage. Many treatments lack the ability to stimulate the growth of native cartilage tissue while they simultaneously increase joint comfort. For the past few decades, dietary supplements have been investigated for the ability to both address joint inflammation and stimulate cartilage tissue. OBJECTIVES: The present study intended to examine the supplement's in vivo osteoinductive capabilities and clinical efficacy for overall joint health...
October 2016: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975090/near-infrared-spectroscopic-assessment-of-developing-engineered-tissues-correlations-with-compositional-and-mechanical-properties
#16
Arash Hanifi, Uday Palukuru, Cushla McGoverin, Michael Shockley, Eliot Frank, Alan Grodzinsky, Richard G Spencer, Nancy Pleshko
Articular cartilage degeneration causes pain and reduces the mobility of millions of people annually. Regeneration of cartilage is challenging, due in part to its avascular nature, and thus tissue engineering approaches for cartilage repair have been studied extensively. Current techniques to assess the composition and integrity of engineered tissues, including histology, biochemical evaluation, and mechanical testing, are destructive, which limits real-time monitoring of engineered cartilage tissue development in vitro and in vivo...
December 15, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966948/discovery-of-novel-highly-potent-and-selective-matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp-13-inhibitors-with-a-1-2-4-triazol-3-yl-moiety-as-a-zinc-binding-group-using-a-structure-based-design-approach
#17
Hiroshi Nara, Akira Kaieda, Kenjiro Sato, Takako Naito, Hideyuki Mototani, Hideyuki Oki, Yoshio Yamamoto, Haruhiko Kuno, Takashi Santou, Naoyuki Kanzaki, Jun Terauchi, Osamu Uchikawa, Masakuni Kori
On the basis of a superposition study of X-ray crystal structures of complexes of quinazoline derivative 1 and triazole derivative 2 with matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-13 catalytic domain, a novel series of fused pyrimidine compounds which possess a 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl group as a zinc binding group (ZBG) was designed. Among the herein described and evaluated compounds, 31f exhibited excellent potency for MMP-13 (IC50 = 0.036 nM) and selectivities (greater than 1,500-fold) over other MMPs (MMP-1, -2, -3, -7, -8, -9, -10, and -14) and tumor necrosis factor-α converting enzyme (TACE)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917821/optimizing-cell-sourcing-for-clinical-translation-of-tissue-engineered-ears
#18
Kerry A Morrison, Benjamin P Cohen, Ope Asanbe, Xue Dong, Alice Harper, Lawrence J Bonassar, Jason A Spector
Background . Currently, the major impediment to clinical translation of our previously described platform for the fabrication of high fidelity, patient-specific tissue engineered ears is the development of a clinically optimal cell sourcing strategy. A limited autologous auricular chondrocyte (AuC) supply in conjunction with rapid chondrocyte de-differentiation during in vitro expansion currently makes clinical translation more challenging. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offer significant promise due to their inherent chondrogenic potential, and large availability through minimally invasive procedures...
December 5, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908598/cell-compaction-influences-the-regenerative-potential-of-passaged-bovine-articular-chondrocytes-in-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-cartilage-defect-model
#19
Michael Schmutzer, Attila Aszodi
The loss and degradation of articular cartilage tissue matrix play central roles in the process of osteoarthritis (OA). New models for evaluating cartilage repair/regeneration are thus of great value for transferring various culture systems into clinically relevant situations. The repair process can be better monitored in ex vivo systems than in in vitro cell cultures. I have therefore established an ex vivo defect model prepared from bovine femoral condyles for evaluating cartilage repair by the implantation of cells cultured in various ways, e...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867698/mapping-3d-fiber-orientation-in-tissue-using-dual-angle-optical-polarization-tractography
#20
Y Wang, M Ravanfar, K Zhang, D Duan, G Yao
Optical polarization tractography (OPT) has recently been applied to map fiber organization in the heart, skeletal muscle, and arterial vessel wall with high resolution. The fiber orientation measured in OPT represents the 2D projected fiber angle in a plane that is perpendicular to the incident light. We report here a dual-angle extension of the OPT technology to measure the actual 3D fiber orientation in tissue. This method was first verified by imaging the murine extensor digitorum muscle placed at various known orientations in space...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
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