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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789443/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation-facilitates-in-vitro-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-up-regulation-of-heat-shock-protein-hsp-70-hsp90-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-signaling-pathway
#1
Zhonglei Zhang, Yalin Ma, Shaowen Guo, Yi He, Gang Bai, Wenjun Zhang
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has positive effects on osteogenic differentiation. However, the effect of LIPUS on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) is unclear. In the present study, we investigated whether LIPUS could promote the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of hASCs. hASCs were isolated and osteogenically induced with LIPUS stimulation at 20 and 30 mW cm-2 for 30 min day-1 Cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation potential of hASCs were respectively analyzed by cell counting kit-8 assay, Alizarin Red S staining, real-time polymerase chain reaction, and Western blotting...
May 29, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779281/-effects-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-notch-signaling-pathway-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#2
Yu Ma, Shu-Hui Li, Xin-Xin Ding, Pei-Ling Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) on osteogenic differentiation and Notch signaling pathway of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and to investigate the regulatory role of Notch signaling pathway on the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs under the influence of TNF-α. METHODS: PDLSCs were obtained through enzyme digestion and tissue block method. The expression levels of stem cell surface markers CD105, CD90, CD146, CD45, and CD31 were detected by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS)...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779273/-effects-of-inhibitory-concentration-minocycline-on-the-proliferation-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-osteoblasts
#3
Hua-Ying Shao, Yi-Gong Zhang, Xue Yang, Qiong-Yue Zhang, Xiao-Hong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the inhibitory concentration minocycline on the proliferation, differentiation, and expression of Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteopontin (OPN) mRNA of osteoblasts. METHODS: Primary osteoblasts were cultured in osteogenic induction medium containing 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 10 μg·mL⁻¹ minocycline. Cell counting kit-8 was used to observe cell proliferation. ALP activity assay, alizarin red S staining, and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine cell differentiation and mineralization...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777408/genetic-association-analysis-of-osteopontin-and-matrix-gla-protein-genes-polymorphisms-with-primary-knee-osteoarthritis-in-mexican-population
#4
Verónica Marusa Borgonio-Cuadra, Norma Celia González-Huerta, Emma Xochitl Rojas-Toledo, Eugenio Morales-Hernández, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, Carlos Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Thelma Beatriz González-Castro, Yazmín Hernández-Díaz, María Lilia López-Narváez, Antonio Miranda-Duarte
Primary osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex entity in which several loci related to different molecular pathways or classes of molecules are associated with its development as demonstrated through genetic association studies. Genes involved in bone formation and mineralization, such as osteopontin (OPN) and Matrix Gla protein (MGP), could also be related with OA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the genetic variants of OPN and MGP with primary knee osteoarthritis in a Mexican population...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777258/development-of-a-two-stage-in-vitro-model-system-to-investigate-the-mineralization-mechanisms-involved-in-idiopathic-stone-formation-stage-1-biomimetic-randall-s-plaque-using-decellularized-porcine-kidneys
#5
Archana C Lovett, Saeed R Khan, Laurie B Gower
Idiopathic calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formers form stones that are commonly attached to calcium phosphate (CaP) deposits in the renal tissue, known as Randall's plaques (RP). Plaques are suggested to originate in the renal tubular basement membrane, where they exhibit a morphology of concentrically laminated apatitic spherules, while in the interstitial regions, the collagen fibrils and vesicles become mineralized. We hypothesize that these minerals might form by non-classical crystallization mechanisms, such as via amorphous precursors, some of which might originate from a polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process...
May 18, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773891/assessing-the-feasibility-of-neutralizing-osteopontin-with-various-therapeutic-antibody-modalities
#6
Vahid Farrokhi, Jeffrey R Chabot, Hendrik Neubert, Zhiyong Yang
Osteopontin is a secreted glycophosphoprotein that is highly implicated in many physiological and pathological processes such as biomineralization, cell-mediated immunity, inflammation, fibrosis, cell survival, tumorigenesis and metastasis. Antibodies against osteopontin have been actively pursued as potential therapeutics for various diseases by pharmaceutical companies and academic laboratories. Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of osteopontin inhibition in a variety of preclinical models of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, but clinical utility has not yet been demonstrated...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771925/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biological-performance-of-porous-ti-alloys-prepared-by-powder-metallurgy
#7
Renata Falchete do Prado, Gabriela Campos Esteves, Evelyn Luzia De Souza Santos, Daiane Acácia Griti Bueno, Carlos Alberto Alves Cairo, Luis Gustavo Oliveira De Vasconcellos, Renata Silveira Sagnori, Fernanda Bastos Pereira Tessarin, Felipe Eduardo Oliveira, Luciane Dias De Oliveira, Maria Fernanda Lima Villaça-Carvalho, Vinicius André Rodrigues Henriques, Yasmin Rodarte Carvalho, Luana Marotta Reis De Vasconcellos
Titanium (Ti) and Ti-6 Aluminium-4 Vanadium alloys are the most common materials in implants composition but β type alloys are promising biomaterials because they present better mechanical properties. Besides the composition of biomaterial, many factors influence the performance of the biomaterial. For example, porous surface may modify the functional cellular response and accelerate osseointegration. This paper presents in vitro and in vivo evaluations of powder metallurgy-processed porous samples composed by different titanium alloys and pure Ti, aiming to show their potential for biomedical applications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770948/post-surgical-resection-prognostic-value-of-combined-opn-mmp7-and-psg9-plasma-biomarkers-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Weiqi Rong, Yang Zhang, Lei Yang, Lin Feng, Baojun Wei, Fan Wu, Liming Wang, Yanning Gao, Shujun Cheng, Jianxiong Wu, Ting Xiao
Biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following curative resection are not currently sufficient for prognostic indication of overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic performance of osteopontin (OPN), matrix metalloproteinase 7 (MMP7), and pregnancy specific glycoprotein 9 (PSG9) in patients with HCC. A total of 179 prospective patients with HCC provided plasma before hepatectomy. Plasma OPN, MMP7, and PSG9 levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
May 16, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770800/current-and-future-circulating-biomarkers-for-cardiac-amyloidosis
#9
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Marco Luciani, Luca Troncone, Federica Del Monte
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) comprises a heterogeneous group of medical conditions affecting the myocardium. It presents with proteinaceous infiltration with variable degrees of severity, prevalence and evolution. Despite this heterogeneity, erroneous protein folding is the common pathophysiologic process, yielding the formation of a single misfolded protein (monomer) that progressively evolves and ultimately forms amyloid fibers. Additionally, by seeding out from the organs of origin, intermediates called oligomers metastasize and restart the process...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769604/macrophage-cytokines-enhance-cell-proliferation-of-normal-prostate-epithelial-cells-through-activation-of-erk-and-akt
#10
Tu Dang, Geou-Yarh Liou
Macrophage infiltrations (inflammation) are associated with prostate disorders such as prostatitis, prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. All prostate disorders have elevated cell proliferation, and are initiated from normal prostate epithelial cells. To date, the mechanism of how macrophages regulate normal prostate epithelial cell proliferation remains largely unknown. Using a 3D co-culture system, we here show that Raw 264.7 macrophages increased cell proliferation of normal prostate epithelial PZ-HPV-7 cells...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768431/loss-of-htra1-serine-protease-induces-synthetic-modulation-of-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#11
Muthi Ikawati, Masashi Kawaichi, Chio Oka
Homozygous mutations of human HTRA1 cause cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL). HtrA1-/- mice were examined for arterial abnormalities. Although their cerebral arteries were normal, the thoracic aorta was affected in HtrA1-/- mice. The number of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the aorta was increased in HtrA1-/- mice of 40 weeks or younger, but decreased thereafter. The cross-sectional area of the aorta was increased in HtrA1-/- mice of 40 weeks or older...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766357/enhancement-of-calcification-by-osteoblasts-cultured-on-hydroxyapatite-surfaces-with-adsorbed-inorganic-polyphosphate
#12
Kan Kato, Koji Morita, Isao Hirata, Kazuya Doi, Takayasu Kubo, Koichi Kato, Kazuhiro Tsuga
Inorganic polyphosphate has been expected to accelerate bone regeneration. However, there are limited evidences to prove that polyphosphate adsorbed on the surface of a hydroxyapatite plate enhances calcification of cultured osteoblasts. In this study, we examined the effect of polyphosphate adsorbed onto the surface of a hydroxyapatite plate on the attachment, proliferation, differentiation, and calcification of osteoblasts. After hydroxyapatite plates were soaked in solutions of polyphosphate, the plate surfaces were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and toluidine blue staining to confirm adsorption of polyphosphate...
May 15, 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761910/irx5-promotes-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-to-increase-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-opn-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#13
Liyuan Huang, Fangfang Song, Hualing Sun, Lu Zhang, Cui Huang
Iroquois homeobox gene 5 (Irx5) is a highly conserved member of the Iroquois homeobox gene family. Members of this family play distinct and overlapping roles in normal embryonic cell patterning and development of malignancies. In this study, we observed that IRX5 was abnormally abundant in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) tissues and cell lines. We used gain- and loss-of-function methods to overexpress and knockdown IRX5 expression in the TSCC cell line CAL27. Our results elucidated that elevated levels of IRX5 promoted proliferation, migration and invasion of TSCC cells, whereas stable or transient knockdown of IRX5 expression suppressed TSCC cell proliferation, migration and invasion...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761640/influence-of-collagen-based-integrin-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-2-mediated-signaling-on-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteogenesis-in-three-dimensional-contexts
#14
Silvia M Becerra-Bayona, Viviana R Guiza-Arguello, Brooke Russell, Magnus Höök, Mariah S Hahn
Collagen I interactions with integrins α1 and α2 are known to support human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) osteogenesis. Nonetheless, elucidating the relative impact of specific integrin interactions has proven challenging, in part due to the complexity of native collagen. In the present work, we employed two collagen-mimetic proteins - Scl2-2 and Scl2-3 - to compare the osteogenic effects of integrin α1 versus α2 signaling. Scl2-2 and Scl2-3 were both derived from Scl2-1, a triple helical protein lacking known cell adhesion, cytokine binding, and matrix metalloproteinase sites...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760734/dexamethasone-activated-mscs-release-mvs-for-stimulating-osteogenic-response
#15
Mingyan Zhao, Peng Li, Haijia Xu, Qunwen Pan, Rong Zeng, Xiaotang Ma, Zhanghua Li, Hao Lin
The extracellular microvesicles (MVs) are attracting much attention because they are found to be the key paracrine mediator participating in tissue regeneration. Dexamethasone (DXM) is widely accepted as an important regulator in tailoring the differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, the effect of DXM on the paracrine signaling of MSCs remains unknown. To this point, we aimed to explore the role of DXM in regulating the paracrine activity of MSCs through evaluating the release and function of MSC-MVs, based on their physicochemical characteristics and support on osteogenic response...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757956/osteogenic-differentiation-modulates-the-cytokine-chemokine-and-growth-factor-profile-of-ascs-and-shed
#16
Federico Mussano, Tullio Genova, Sara Petrillo, Ilaria Roato, Riccardo Ferracini, Luca Munaron
Great efforts have been made to improve bone regeneration techniques owing to a growing variety of sources of stem cells suitable for autologous transplants. Specifically, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and stems cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) hold great potential for bone tissue engineering and cell therapy. After a preliminary characterization of the main biomolecules ASCs and SHED released in their conditioned media, cells were kept both in normal and osteo-inducing conditions. Conventional assays were performed to prove their osteogenic potential such as quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) (for RUNX-2, collagen type I, osteopontin and osteonectin), alkaline phosphatase activity, osteocalcin production, and von Kossa staining...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753515/long-term-prognostic-impact-of-osteopontin-and-dickkopf-related-protein-1-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-hepatectomy
#17
Hyerim Byeon, Seung Duk Lee, Eun-Kyung Hong, Dong Eun Lee, Bo Hyun Kim, Yunsung Seo, Jungnam Joo, Sung-Sik Han, Seong Hoon Kim, Sang-Jae Park
BACKGROUND: New biomarkers are essential for improving the prediction of the survival and prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is the most widely used biomarker, but the low sensitivity and specificity limit its clinical applications. The diagnostic and prognostic capabilities of osteopontin (OPN), dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1), and a combination of these biomarkers are being studied. METHODS: From January 2006 to December 2008, patients undergoing hepatectomy for HCC were screened and their serum stored in tumor banks was analyzed...
May 6, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750880/akt-enos-and-mapk-signaling-pathways-mediated-the-phenotypic-switching-of-thoracic-aorta-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-aging-hypertensive-rats
#18
Lin Zhang, Zhaoxia Xu, Ying Wu, Jingwen Liao, Fanxing Zeng, Lijun Shi
Considerable evidence demonstrates that phenotypic switching of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is influenced by aging and hypertension. During phenotypic switching, VSMCs undergo a switch to a proliferative and migratory phenotype, with this switch being a common pathology in cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to explore the joint influence of age and hypertension on thoracic aortic smooth muscle phenotypic switching and the balance of Akt and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling during this switch...
May 10, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750813/autophagy-mediates-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-phenotype-switching-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-a7r5-cell-line
#19
Marina García-Miguel, Jaime A Riquelme, Ignacio Norambuena-Soto, Pablo E Morales, Fernanda Sanhueza-Olivares, Constanza Nuñez-Soto, David Mondaca-Ruff, Nicole Cancino-Arenas, Alejandra San Martín, Mario Chiong
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) dedifferentiation from a contractile to a synthetic phenotype contributes to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic tissue has a chronic inflammatory component with high levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). VSMC of atheromatous plaques have increased autophagy, a mechanism responsible for protein and intracellular organelle degradation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether TNF-α induces phenotype switching of VSMCs and whether this effect depends on autophagy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750298/role-of-smad3-signaling-in-the-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-of-the-lens-epithelium-following-injury
#20
Fanlan Meng, Jun Li, Xiao Yang, Xiaoyong Yuan, Xin Tang
Transforming growth factor‑β (TGF‑β) is important in the development of posterior capsule opacification (PCO), and inhibition of the TGF‑β pathway may represent a novel method of treating PCO. Drosophila protein, mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 (Smad3) is a phosphorylated receptor‑activated Smad required for the transmission of TGF‑β signals. Smad3 knockout (KO) disturbs the activation of TGF‑β signaling, thus inhibiting the onset of PCO. In the present study, lens epithelial cell (LEC) damage induced by extracapsular cataract extraction was simulated by puncture of the anterior capsule using a 26‑gauge hypodermic needle...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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