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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418007/saturated-fatty-acids-induce-development-of-both-metabolic-syndrome-and-osteoarthritis-in-rats
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Sunderajhan Sekar, Siti Raihanah Shafie, Indira Prasadam, Ross Crawford, Sunil K Panchal, Lindsay Brown, Yin Xiao
The predominant saturated fatty acids (SFA) in human diets are lauric acid (LA, C12:0), myristic acid (MA, C14:0), palmitic acid (PA, C16:0) and stearic acid (SA, C18:0). The aim of this study was to investigate whether diets containing individual SFA together with excess simple carbohydrates induce osteoarthritis (OA)-like changes in knee joints and signs of metabolic syndrome in rats. Rats were given either a corn starch diet or a diet composed of simple carbohydrates together with 20% LA, MA, PA, SA or beef tallow for 16 weeks...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414616/biphasic-finite-element-modeling-reconciles-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructs-across-testing-platforms
#2
Gregory R Meloni, Matthew B Fisher, Brendan D Stoeckl, George R Dodge, Robert L Mauck
Cartilage tissue engineering is emerging as a promising treatment for osteoarthritis, and the field has progressed toward utilizing large animal models for proof of concept and preclinical studies. Mechanical testing of the regenerative tissue is an essential outcome for functional evaluation. However, testing modalities and constitutive frameworks used to evaluate in vitro grown samples differ substantially from those used to evaluate in vivo derived samples. To address this, we developed finite element (FE) models (using FEBio) of unconfined compression and indentation testing, modalities commonly used for such samples...
April 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388264/different-patterns-of-cartilage-mineralization-analyzed-by-comparison-of-human-porcine-and-bovine-laryngeal-cartilages
#3
Horst Claassen, Martin Schicht, Bernd Fleiner, Ralf Hillmann, Sebastian Hoogeboom, Bernhard Tillmann, Friedrich Paulsen
Laryngeal cartilages undergo a slow ossification process during aging, making them an excellent model for studying cartilage mineralization and ossification processes. Pig laryngeal cartilages are similar to their human counterparts in shape and size, also undergo mineralization, facilitating the study of cartilage mineralization. We investigated the processes of cartilage mineralization and ossification and compared these with the known processes in growth plates. Thyroid cartilages from glutaraldehyde-perfused male minipigs and from domestic pigs were used for X-ray, light microscopic, and transmission electron microscopic analyses...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376781/fatigue-strength-of-bovine-articular-cartilage-on-bone-under-three-point-bending-the-effect-of-loading-frequency
#4
H Sadeghi, D M Espino, D E T Shepherd
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the influence of loading frequency on the failure of articular cartilage-on-bone specimens under three-point bending. METHODS: In this study, cyclic three-point bending was used to introduce failure into cartilage-on-bone specimens at varying loading frequencies. Sinusiodally varying maximum compressive loads in the range 40-130 N were applied to beam-shaped cartilage-on-bone specimens at frequencies of 1, 10, 50 and 100 Hz...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375818/chondrocyte-attachment-proliferation-and-differentiation-on-three-dimensional-polycaprolactone-fumarate-scaffolds
#5
Eric R Wagner, Joshua Parry, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Dalibel Bravo, Scott M Riester, Andre J van Wijnen, Michael J Yaszemski, Sanjeev Kakar
Current treatment options for cartilage injuries are limited. The goals of this study are to create a biodegradable polymer scaffold with the capabilities of sustaining chondrocyte growth and proliferation, enable cell-to-cell communication and tissue regeneration through large pores, and assess the biological augmentation of the scaffold capabilities using platelet lysate (PL). We synthesized biodegradable polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds to allow cell-cell communication through large interconnected pores...
March 31, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368296/systematic-analysis-of-pharmaceutical-preparations-of-chondroitin-sulfate-combined-with-glucosamine
#6
Gustavo R C Santos, Adriana A Piquet, Bianca F Glauser, Ana M F Tovar, Mariana S Pereira, Eduardo Vilanova, Paulo A S Mourão
Glycosaminoglycans are carbohydrate-based compounds widely employed as nutraceuticals or prescribed drugs. Oral formulations of chondroitin sulfate combined with glucosamine sulfate have been increasingly used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. The chondroitin sulfate of these combinations can be obtained from shark or bovine cartilages and hence presents differences regarding the proportions of 4- and 6-sulfated N-acetyl β-d-galactosamine units. Herein, we proposed a systematic protocol to assess pharmaceutical batches of this combination drug...
April 1, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351221/understanding-the-spatiotemporal-degradation-behavior-of-aggrecanase-sensitive-poly-ethylene-glycol-hydrogels-for-use-in-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#7
Stanley Chu, Shankar Lalitha Sridhar, Stacey C Skaalure, Franck J Vernerey, Stephanie J Bryant
Enzyme-sensitive hydrogels are promising cell delivery vehicles for cartilage tissue engineering. However, a better understanding of their spatiotemporal degradation behavior and its impact on tissue growth is needed. The goal of this study is to combine experimental and computational approaches to provide new insights into spatiotemporal changes in hydrogel crosslink density and extracellular matrix (ECM) growth and how these changes influence the evolving macroscopic properties as a function of time. Hydrogels were designed from aggrecanase-sensitive peptide crosslinks using a simple and robust thiol:norbornene photoclick reaction...
March 29, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318066/three-dimensional-ultrashort-echo-time-cones-t1%C3%AF-3d-ute-cones-t1%C3%AF-imaging
#8
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
#9
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 and lateral condyle, medial and lateral tibial plateau) and patellofemoral joints (medial and lateral trochlea, medial and 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
#10
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
#11
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
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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
#13
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
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Robert J Nims, Alexander D Cigan, Krista M Durney, Brian K Jones, John D O'Neill, Wing-Sum A Law, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Clark T 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...
March 27, 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
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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
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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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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