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#1
Nicolas Dubuisson, Fabiola Puentes, Gavin Giovannoni, Sharmilee Gnanapavan
Neurodegeneration plays a key role in multiple sclerosis (MS) contributing to long-term disability in patients. The prognosis is, however, unpredictable coloured by complex disease mechanisms which can only be clearly appreciated using biomarkers specific to pathobiology of the underlying process. Here, we describe six promising neurodegenerative biomarkers in MS (neurofilament proteins, neurofilament antibodies, tau, N-acetylaspartate, chitinase and chitinase-like proteins and osteopontin), critically evaluating the evidence using a modified Bradford Hill criteria...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535511/capn4-enhances-osteopontin-expression-through-activation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-to-promote-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-metastasis
#2
Xiaoming Yang, Jing Sun, Dandan Xia, Xupei Can, Lei Liu, Jing Zhang, Huali Xu, Na Du, Wenxue Liu, Fangqian Shen, Zhenbo Zhang, Yunyan Sun, Xiaowei Xi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Increasing evidence shows that the calpain regulatory subunit Capn4 can modulate the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells, and plays an important role in the development of malignant tumors. However, there is no information on the clinical significance of Capn4 in epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) or the molecular mechanisms by which Capn4 promotes the growth and metastasis of EOC. Therefore, the aim of this study was to clarify the role of Capn4 in EOC. METHODS: We evaluated Capn4 and osteopontin (OPN) expression in EOC cell lines and tissues from patients with ovarian cancer by western blotting and immunohistochemical analysis...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533541/development-of-a-novel-chronic-kidney-disease-mouse-model-to-evaluate-the-progression-of-hyperphosphatemia-and-associated-mineral-bone-disease
#3
Takashi Tani, Hideo Orimo, Akira Shimizu, Shuichi Tsuruoka
Medial arterial calcification (MAC) and renal osteodystrophy are complications of mineral bone disease (MBD) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aim was to develop a novel mouse model to investigate the clinical course of CKD-MBD. Eight-week-old C57BL/6 J male mice were assigned to the following groups: the control group, fed a standard chow for 6 or 12 weeks; the CKD-normal phosphorus (NP) group, fed a chow containing 0.2% adenine, with normal (0.8%) phosphorus, for 6 or 12 weeks; and the CKD-high phosphorus (HP) group, fed 6 weeks with the 0...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530133/efficacy-of-a-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-spg-178-gel-for-bone-regeneration-and-three-dimensional-osteogenic-induction-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#4
Jun Tsukamoto, Keiko Naruse, Yusuke Nagai, Shuhei Kan, Nobuhisa Nakamura, Masaki Hata, Maiko Omi, Tatsuhide Hayashi, Tatsushi Kawai, Tatsuaki Matsubara
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a self-assembling peptide hydrogel as a scaffold for bone regeneration. We used a neutral and injectable self-assembling peptide hydrogel, SPG-178-Gel. Bone defects (5 mm in diameter) in rat calvarial bones were filled with a mixture of alpha-modified Eagle's medium and the peptide hydrogel. Three weeks after surgery, soft X-ray and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images of the gel-treated bones showed new bone formations in the periphery and in central areas of the defects...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524237/in-vitro-dialysis-of-cytokine-rich-plasma-with-high-and-medium-cut-off-membranes-reduces-its-procalcific-activity
#5
Kevin Willy, Michael Hulko, Markus Storr, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
Recently developed high-flux (HF) dialysis membranes with extended permeability provide better clearance of middle-sized molecules such as interleukins (ILs). Whether this modulation of inflammation influences the procalcific effects of septic plasma on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is not known. To assess the effects of high cut-off (HCO) and medium cut-off (MCO) membranes on microinflammation and in vitro vascular calcification we developed a miniature dialysis model. Plasma samples from lipopolysaccharide-spiked blood were dialyzed with HF, HCO, and MCO membranes in an in vitro miniature dialysis model...
May 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523566/radial-glia-cells-control-angiogenesis-in-the-developing-cerebral-cortex-through-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling
#6
Michele Siqueira, Daniel Francis, Diego Gisbert, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes, Joice Stipursky
Neuroangiogenesis in the developing central nervous system is controlled by interactions between endothelial cells (ECs) and radial glia (RG) neural stem cells, although RG-derived molecules implicated in these events are not fully known. Here, we investigated the role of RG-secreted TGF-β1, in angiogenesis in the developing cerebral cortex. By isolation of murine microcapillary brain endothelial cells (MBECs), we demonstrate that conditioned medium from RG cultures (RG-CM) promoted MBEC migration and formation of vessel-like structures in vitro, in a TGF-β1-dependent manner...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517970/osteoblast-progenitors-enhance-osteogenic-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#7
Miao Yu, Limei Wang, Pengfei Ba, Linxia Li, Long Sun, Xiaoqi Duan, Pishan Yang, Chengzhe Yang, Qinfeng Sun
BACKGROUND: Osteoblasts and periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) play an important role in maintaining physiological function of periodontal tissues and participating in periodontal regeneration. Elucidation of interactions between osteoblasts and PDLSCs will aid understanding of periodontal regeneration mechanisms. This study aimed to determine whether pre-osteoblasts can promote osteoblastic/cementoblastic differentiation of PDLSCs. METHODS: PDLSCs were cultured alone (control group), or co-cultured indirectly with human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) (HGFs group) or MC3T3-E1 cells (OB groups)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508632/colloidally-assembled-zinc-ferrite-magnetic-beads-superparamagnetic-labels-with-high-magnetic-moments-for-mr-sensors
#8
Jooneon Park, Marc D Porter, Michael C Granger
Magnetic particles are widely used as labels in magnetoresistive (MR) sensors. To use magnetic particles as labels, several important characteristics should be considered, such as superparamagnetism, a high magnetic moment per particle (m), facile surface functionalization and biomolecule immobilization, colloidal stability, and analyte specificity. Described in this paper is the preparation of magnetic labels with a high m using colloidal assemblies of superparamagnetic zinc ferrite nanoparticles (ZFNPs, ~9 nm)...
May 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508565/menaquinone-4-enhances-osteogenic-potential-of-human-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-in-a-2d-and-3d-dynamic-culture-system
#9
Domitilla Mandatori, Letizia Penolazzi, Caterina Pipino, Pamela Di Tomo, Sara Di Silvestre, Natalia Di Pietro, Sara Trevisani, Marco Angelozzi, Mariangela Ucci, Roberta Piva, Assunta Pandolfi
Menaquinones, also known as Vitamin K2 family, regulate calcium homeostasis in a "bone-vascular cross talk" and recently received particular attention for their positive effect on bone formation. Since the correlation between menaquinones and bone metabolism to date is still unclear, the objective of our study was to investigate the possible role of menaquinone-4 (MK-4), an isoform of the menaquinones family, in the modulation of osteogenesis. For this reason we used a model of human Amniotic Fluid Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hAFMSCs) cultured both in two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D, RCCS™bioreactor) in vitro culture systems...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507084/osteopontin-attenuates-aging-associated-phenotypes-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#10
Novella Guidi, Mehmet Sacma, Ludger Ständker, Karin Soller, Gina Marka, Karina Eiwen, Johannes M Weiss, Frank Kirchhoff, Tanja Weil, Jose A Cancelas, Maria Carolina Florian, Hartmut Geiger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505114/osteopontin-deficiency-suppresses-intestinal-tumor-development-in-apc-deficient-min-mice
#11
Rikako Ishigamori, Masami Komiya, Shinji Takasu, Michihiro Mutoh, Toshio Imai, Mami Takahashi
Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted phosphoglycoprotein, and is a transcriptional target of aberrant Wnt signaling. OPN is upregulated in human colon cancers, and is suggested to enhance cancer progression. In this study, the effect of deficiency of OPN on intestinal tumor development in Apc-deficient Min mice was investigated. At 16 weeks of age, the number of small intestinal polyps in Min/OPN(+/-) and Min/OPN(-/-) mice was lower than that of Min/OPN(+/+) mice. Colorectal tumor incidences and multiplicities in Min/OPN(+/-) and Min/OPN(-/-) mice were significantly lower than those in Min/OPN(+/+) mice, being 48% and 0...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499311/evaluation-of-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-type-i-diabetes-mellitus-and-relationship-to-serum-levels-of-osteopontin
#12
Forough Saki, Abdolkarim Sheikhi, Gholam Hosein Ranjbar Omrani, Hamid Karimi, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavinasab
Type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients are at risk of osteoporosis and fracture due to the osteoblast and osteoclast malfunction. Osteopontin (OPN) as the major non-collagenous bone matrix protein is produced by osteoblasts and osteoclasts and involve in bone resorption, formation and remodeling. To evaluate the serum levels of OPN, bone mineral density (BMD) and correlation in patients with T1DM this study was designed. In this case-control study, 87 children with T1DM and 87 age/sex-matched healthy subjects were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498874/soluble-bone-derived-osteopontin-promotes-migration-and-stem-like-behavior-of-breast-cancer-cells
#13
Graciella M Pio, Ying Xia, Matthew M Piaseczny, Jenny E Chu, Alison L Allan
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, with the majority of these deaths caused by metastasis to distant organs. The most common site of breast cancer metastasis is the bone, which has been shown to provide a rich microenvironment that supports the migration and growth of breast cancer cells. Additionally, growing evidence suggests that breast cancer cells that do successfully metastasize have a stem-like phenotype including high activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) and/or a CD44+CD24- phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496027/expression-profile-of-matricellular-proteins-in-hypertrophied-right-ventricle-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#14
Keisuke Imoto, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Matricellular proteins, a non-structural extracellular matrix (ECM) component, bind to and modulate various molecules including growth factor, cytokine, protease, other ECM components and cell membrane receptors. While most matricellular proteins are hardly expressed in normal adult tissue, they are re-expressed in heart tissue during cardiac diseases. The present study aimed to clarify the mRNA expression profile of matricellular proteins [secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine: SPARC, hevin, thrombospondin (TSP)-1, -2 and -4, CCN1 and 5, tenascin (Tn)C and N, periostin and osteopontin (OPN)] in hypertrophied right ventricle (RV) of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492308/visualizing-the-conversion-process-of-alcohol-induced-fatty-liver-to-steatohepatitis-in-vivo-with-a-fluorescent-nanoprobe
#15
Limin Yang, Yuanyuan Chen, Wei Pan, Hongyu Wang, Na Li, Bo Tang
Excess alcohol consumption and the associated development of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a major public health challenge in the world-wide. Since patients with the severe stages of ALD no longer benefit from clinical therapies, early warning of ALD holds significant promise for increasing the cure rate of ALD. Herein, we develop a bicolor fluorescent nanoprobe for dynamically monitoring the conversion process of alcohol-induced fatty liver to steatohepatitis in vivo through simultaneous imaging of microRNA 155 and osteopontin mRNA, which are related to fatty liver and steatohepatitis respectively...
May 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490808/dendritic-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-mediate-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cell-recruitment
#16
Andreia M Silva, Maria I Almeida, José H Teixeira, André F Maia, George A Calin, Mário A Barbosa, Susana G Santos
Orchestration of bone repair processes requires crosstalk between different cell populations, including immune cells and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC). Extracellular vesicles (EV) as mediators of these interactions remain vastly unexplored. Here, we aimed to determine the mechanism of MSC recruitment by Dendritic Cells (DC), hypothesising that it would be mediated by EV. Primary human DC-secreted EV (DC-EV), isolated by ultracentrifugation, were characterized for their size, morphology and protein markers, indicating an enrichment in exosomes...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488158/negative-impact-of-high-cumulative-glucocorticoid-dose-on-bone-metabolism-of-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
#17
Nayara Felicidade Tomaz Braz, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Rodrigo Santiago Gomez, Izabela Guimarães Barbosa, Olívio Brito Malheiro, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
This current study aimed to evaluate the frequency of low bone mass, osteopenia, and osteoporosis in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and to investigate the possible association between bone mineral density (BMD) and plasma levels of bone metabolism markers. Eighty patients with MG and 62 controls BMD were measured in the right femoral neck and lumbar spine by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Plasma concentrations of osteocalcin, osteopontin, osteoprotegerin, tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, dickkopf (DKK-1), sclerostin, insulin, leptin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, parathyroid hormone, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF-23) were analyzed by Luminex®...
May 9, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487034/usefulness-of-multiple-biomarkers-for-predicting-incident-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-who-underwent-diagnostic-coronary-angiography-from-the-catheter-sampled-blood-archive-in-cardiovascular-diseases-casablanca-study
#18
Cian P McCarthy, Roland R J van Kimmenade, Hanna K Gaggin, Mandy L Simon, Nasrien E Ibrahim, Parul Gandhi, Noreen Kelly, Shweta R Motiwala, Arianna M Belcher, Jamie Harisiades, Craig A Magaret, Rhonda F Rhyne, James L Januzzi
We sought to develop a multiple biomarker approach for prediction of incident major adverse cardiac events (MACE; composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke) in patients referred for coronary angiography. In a 649-participant training cohort, predictors of MACE within 1 year were identified using least-angle regression; over 50 clinical variables and 109 biomarkers were analyzed. Predictive models were generated using least absolute shrinkage and selection operator with logistic regression...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486352/behavior-of-mc3t3-e1-osteoblastic-cells-cultured-on-titanium-and-zirconia-surfaces-an-in-vitro-study
#19
Ricardo Gapski, Elizabeth Ferreira Martinez
PURPOSE: The goal from this in vitro study was to evaluate osteoblast protein expression of collagen type 1 (col 1) and osteopontin (OPN) on titanium surface treated with double etching compared with a zirconia implant surface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Discs were selected on both surfaces with respective treatments. Mouse MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells were tested for cell viability using the MTT assay. Subsequently, the quantification of col 1 and OPN secreted by osteoblastic cells plated on different surfaces was evaluated by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 8, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482579/tio2-nanorod-arrays-modified-ti-substrates-promote-the-adhesion-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#20
Zhi Li, Jichuan Qiu, Ling Qian Du, Lu Jia, Hong Liu, Shaohua Ge
Nanostructure coating on titanium (Ti) implants is well known as a cue for directing osteoblast behavior and function. However, effects of nanostructure coatings on dental stem cells have been rarely explored. In this work, assembled TiO2 nanorod arrays (TNRs) were fabricated on the polished Ti substrates using hydrothermal and sintering methods. The adhesion, morphology, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) seeded onto TNRs substrates were evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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