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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926099/anti-osteoporosis-activity-of-sanguinarine-in-preosteoblast-mc3t3-e1-cells-and-an-ovariectomized-rat-model
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Fuzhan Zhang, Jile Xie, Genlin Wang, Ge Zhang, Huilin Yang
Sanguinarine, a benzophenanthridine alkaloid, has been previously demonstrated to exert antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities. A previous study has identified Sanguinarine as a potential drug candidate for osteoporosis treatment by computational bioinformatics analysis. This study further evaluated the effects of Sanguinarine on the differentiation of murine preosteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells and its anti-osteoporosis activity in an ovarietomized rat model. Sanguinarine treatment (0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 µM) of MC3T3-E1 cells significantly increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and the phoshporalyation of AMP-activated protein kinase α subunit (AMPKα), but did not affect cell proliferation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915604/overexpression-of-a-functional-calcium-sensing-receptor-dramatically-increases-osteolytic-potential-of-mda-mb-231-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-bone-metastasis-through-epiregulin-mediated-osteoprotegerin-downregulation
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Cédric Boudot, Lucie Hénaut, Ursula Thiem, Sandra Geraci, Mariangela Galante, Paulo Saldanha, Zuzana Saidak, Isabelle Six, Philippe Clézardin, Said Kamel, Romuald Mentaverri
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Osteolytic bone metastases are observed in advanced cases of breast cancer. In vitro data suggest that the activity of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) expressed by metastatic cells could potentiate their osteolytic potential. This study aimed to demonstrate in vivo the involvement of the CaSR in breast cancer cells osteolytic potential and to identify potential targets linked to CaSR activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: MDA-MB-231 stably transfected with plasmids containing either a full-length wild-type CaSR (CaSR-WT), or a functionally inactive dominant negative mutant (CaSR-DN) or an empty vector (EV) were intratibially injected into Balb/c-Nude mice...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914935/optical-parametric-generation-in-orientation-patterned-gallium-phosphide
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Hanyu Ye, S Chaitanya Kumar, Junxiong Wei, P G Schunemann, M Ebrahim-Zadeh
We report an optical parametric generator (OPG) based on the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). Pumped by a Q-switched nanosecond Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm with 25 kHz pulse repetition rate, the OPG can be tuned across 1721-1850 nm in the signal and 2504-2787 nm in the idler. Using a 40-mm-long crystal in single-pass configuration, we have generated a total average output power of up to ∼18  mW, with ∼5  mW of idler power at 2670 nm, for 2 W of input pump power...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914593/effects-of-local-administration-of-tiludronic-acid-on-experimental-periodontitis-in-diabetic-rats
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Nara L T Nunes, Michel R Messora, Luiz Fernando Oliveira, Mario Lisboa, Marina Costa Barcellos Garcia, Rodrigo O C C Rêgo, Arthur Belém Novaes, Sérgio Luís Scombatti de Souza, Edilson Ervolino, Flávia A C Furlaneto
BACKGROUND: Tiludronic acid (TIL) presents antiresorptive and anti-inflammatory properties and it has not been evaluated in the association periodontitis-diabetes mellitus (DM) to date. This study evaluated the effects of local administration of TIL on experimental periodontitis (EP) in rats with streptozotocin-induced DM. METHODS: Thirty-two animals (Rattus norvegicus, albinus, Wistar) were divided into groups DM/C (Control), DM/EP, DM/EP/TIL1 and DM/EP/TIL3. In groups EP, a ligature was placed around mandibular molars (MM)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914577/unbalanced-vitreous-levels-of-osteoprotegerin-rankl-rank-and-trail-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Ajmal Ahmad, Kaiser Alam, Emilie Bittoun, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ghulam Mohammad, Ahmed Mousa, Gert De Hertogh, Ghislain Opdenakker
PURPOSE: We investigated the expression of the proinflammatory and proangiogenic factor osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its ligands, receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), and the receptor RANK in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vitreous samples from PDR and nondiabetic control patients and epiretinal membranes from PDR patients were studied by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunohistochemistry, and Western blot analysis...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904316/assessment-of-local-and-systemic-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-rankl-opg-and-tnf-levels-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-periodontitis
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Hatice Balci Yuce, Ozge Gokturk, Humeyra Aydemir Turkal, Ahmet Inanir, Ismail Benli, Osman Demir
The present study aimed to evaluate proinflammatory cytokine and vitamin D levels in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and chronic periodontitis (CP) patients and healthy individuals before and after initial periodontal treatment. Overall, 17 CP patients with RA (RA + CP), 18 systemically healthy CP patients (CP), and 18 healthy controls (C) were included. Clinical periodontal measurements were recorded and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and blood samples were recorded. RA + CP and CP patients received nonsurgical periodontal treatment...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901402/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-suppresses-inflammatory-and-osteoclastogenic-cytokines-in-nicotine-and-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-via-the-heme-oxygenase-1-pathway
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Ling Song, Jingyuan Li, Xiao Yuan, Wen Liu, Zhenggang Chen, Dawei Guo, Fang Yang, Qingyuan Guo, Hui Song
Smoking is identified as a risk factor for periodontitis. Carbon monoxide (CO)-releasing molecule-3 (CORM-3) is a compound that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects in vitro and in vivo studies. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of CORM-3 on the expression of inflammatory and osteoclastogenic cytokines in human periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs) stimulated by nicotine and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The cells were pretreated with CORM-3 and then cultured in medium in the presence of nicotine and LPS...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892260/synthetic-poly-vinylalcohol-based-membranes-for-cartilage-surgery-and-repair
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Benjamin C U Tai, Chan Du, Shujun Gao, Andrew C A Wan
Cell-based therapies for cartilage repair are continually being developed to treat osteoarthritis. The cells are either introduced directly by intra-articular injection or via a cell-seeded matrix scaffold. Here, we developed poly(vinylalcohol)-based membranes to be used for mesenchymal stem cell implantation in cartilage repair procedures, having controllable physicochemical properties such as porosity, mechanical strength and permeability, and a unique self-sealing property. The membranes possess a bilayer structure with a less porous layer providing mechanical strength and selective permeability, exhibit an elastic modulus of between 0...
September 11, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888458/the-high-content-of-%C3%AE-carotene-present-in-orange-pulp-fruits-of-carica-papaya-l-is-not-correlated-with-a-high-expression-of-the-cplcy-%C3%AE-2-gene
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Arianna C Chan-León, Humberto Estrella-Maldonado, Pascal Dubé, Gabriela Fuentes Ortiz, Francisco Espadas-Gil, Carlos Talavera May, Jorge Ramírez Prado, Yves Desjardins, Jorge M Santamaría
We investigated the transcriptional regulation of six genes involved in carotenoid biosynthesis, together with the carotenoid accumulation during postharvest ripening of three different papaya genotypes of contrasting pulp color. Red-pulp genotype (RPG) showed the lowest content of yellow pigments (YP), such as β-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin, together with the lowest relative expression levels (REL) of CpLCY-β2 and CpCHX-β genes. On the contrary, the yellow-pulp genotype (YPG) showed the highest content of YP and the highest REL of CpLCY-β2 and CpCHX-β genes...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882110/serum-osteoprotegerin-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients-associations-with-mortality-atherosclerosis-and-cardiac-function
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Sílvia Collado, Elisabeth Coll, Carlos Nicolau, Manel Azqueta, Mercedes Pons, Josep M Cruzado, Bernat de la Torre, Ramón Deulofeu, Sergi Mojal, Julio Pascual, Aleix Cases
BACKGROUND: To assess whether serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and/or fetuin-A predict mortality and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Multicenter, observational, prospective study that included 220 hemodialysis patients followed up for up to 6 years. Serum OPG and fetuin-A levels were measured at baseline and their possible association with clinical characteristics, CV risk biomarkers, carotid ultrasonographic findings, as well as their association with overall and CV mortality and CV events were assessed...
September 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880060/comparison-of-orthopantomography-opg-and-computed-tomography-ct-accuracy-in-predicting-inferior-alveolar-nerve-injury-following-lower-third-molar-surgical-extraction
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Fulvio Fusaro, Fulvia Costantinides, Michele Maglione, Domenico Dalessadri, Erica Vettori, Roberto DI Lenarda
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare OPG and CT accuracy in predicting inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury after lower wisdom teeth extraction. METHODS: 23 patients with completely impacted lower third molar were enrolled in this study and OPG and CT exams were obtained before surgical intervention. Finally, a total of 26 lower third molars were extracted and cases of paresthesia following a IAN lesion have been registered. Then, OPG and CT images of the same patients have been randomly submitted to four experienced oral surgeons (with a seniority of at least 5 years) who were required to predict the possibility of a IAN injury by only evaluating the radiological exams...
September 5, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879248/local-and-plasma-biomarker-profiles-in-localized-aggressive-periodontitis
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L S Branco-de-Almeida, Y Cruz-Almeida, Y Gonzalez-Marrero, H Huang, I Aukhil, P Harrison, S M Wallet, L M Shaddox
Localized aggressive periodontitis (LAP) patients possess a systemic hyperinflammatory response after lipopolysaccharide stimulation. However, the levels of inflammatory and bone biomarkers in plasma, as well as possible associations between local and plasma biomarkers, are unknown in LAP. This cross-sectional study aimed to characterize gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and plasma biomarker profiles in LAP patients, their healthy siblings (HS), and healthy unrelated controls (HC). Fifty-eight LAP subjects, 33 HS, and 49 HC (African Americans, aged 5 to 25 y) were included...
July 2017: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877641/collagen-and-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-activate-distinct-osteogenesis-signaling-pathways-in-adult-adipose-derived-multipotent-stromal-cells
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Wei Duan, Masudul Haque, Michael T Kearney, Mandi Lopez
Osteogenic cell signaling pathway disruption varies among bone diseases. This investigation was designed to identify adipose derived multipotent stromal cell (ASC) and bone graft scaffold combinations for local, targeted restoration of gene expression and extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. Human ASC osteogenesis on bone graft materials was quantified following culture in stromal (S), osteogenic (O) or osteogenic for 48 hours followed by stromal medium (OS) to test the two-part hypothesis: 1) Identical ASC isolates on distinct bone graft scaffolds demonstrate unique viability, differentiation, ECM production and gene expression in the same culture conditions; 2) Identical ASC-bone graft scaffold combinations have different cell viability, differentiation, ECM production, and gene expression when cultured in S, O or OS medium...
September 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876039/-enhancing-hrankl-production-in-escherichia-coli-by-optimizing-culture-conditions-and-lysing-program
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Luyang Che, Zhilan Guo, Qinghua Guo, Bing Pan, Jingzhe Li, Changzhen Liu, Peng Huang
RANKL/RANK/OPG axis is important in bone metabolism regulation, and becomes a popular research area in bone diseases. RANKL is a critical part of RANKL/RANK/OPG axis, and widely required in bone metabolism research. However, the yield of recombinant soluble human RANKL (hRANKL) in Escherichia coli is much lower than mouse RANKL (mRANKL). In this study, by adjusting and stabilizing the pH value of LB medium at 7.5, lowering the inducing temperature to 16 ℃ and optimizing the lysis program, the yield of soluble hRANKL increased by approximately 5 to 12-fold over the non-adjusted group...
May 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872612/fructus-ligustri-lucidi-in-osteoporosis-a-review-of-its-pharmacology-phytochemistry-pharmacokinetics-and-safety
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REVIEW
Beibei Chen, Lili Wang, Lin Li, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Qiangqiang Jia, Dandan Zhao, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Sihua Gao, Dongwei Zhang
Background: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) has now attracted increasing attention as an alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This study aimed to provide a general review of traditional interpretation of the actions of FLL in osteoporosis, main phytochemical constituents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology in bone improving effect, and safety. Materials and Methods: Several databases, including PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, National Science and Technology Library, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Web of Science were consulted to locate publications pertaining to FLL...
September 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872184/role-of-toll-like-receptor-2-in-inflammation-and-alveolar-bone-loss-in-experimental-peri-implantitis-versus-periodontitis
#16
X Yu, Y Hu, M Freire, P Yu, T Kawai, X Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Peri-implantitis and periodontitis are different entities in immune characteristics even though they share similar features in clinical and radiologic signs. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR-2), one of the key pathogen-recognition receptors in the innate immune system, plays an important role in the progression of periodontitis. However, the role of TLR-2 in peri-implantitis remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of TLR-2 in inflammation and alveolar bone loss in a murine model of ligature-induced peri-implantitis and to compare it with ligature-induced periodontitis...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867452/the-role-of-osteoprotegerin-in-the-crosstalk-between-vessels-and-bone-its-potential-utility-as-a-marker-of-cardiometabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Luc Rochette, Alexandre Meloux, Eve Rigal, Marianne Zeller, Yves Cottin, Catherine Vergely
Among the numerous molecules that are being studied for their potential utility as biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases, much interest has been shown in the superfamily of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors. Members of this family include osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its ligands, which are receptor activators of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). These signals may be expressed and regulated, and their functions could be involved in several physiological and pathological processes...
September 1, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866105/dietary-phlorizin-enhances-osteoblastogenic-bone-formation-through-enhancing-%C3%AE-catenin-activity-via-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibition-in-a-model-of-senile-osteoporosis
#18
Lucia Dwi Antika, Eun-Jung Lee, Yun-Ho Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Dong Yeon Kim, Hyeongjoo Oh, Yean-Jung Choi, Young-Hee Kang
Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent forms of age-related bone diseases. Increased bone loss with advancing age has become a grave public health concern. This study examined whether phlorizin and phloretin, dihydrochalcones in apple peels, inhibited senile osteoporosis through enhancing osteoblastogenic bone formation in cell-based and aged mouse models. Submicromolar phloretin and phlorizin markedly stimulated osteoblast differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells with increased transcription of Runx2 and osteocalcin...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863882/evaluation-of-mandibular-bone-after-dental-extraction-in-rats-treated-with-antiresorptive-drugs
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Victor Lousan Do Nascimento Poubel, Diogo Lenzi Capella, Adair Roberto Soares Santos, Márcio Correa, Letícia Ruhland Correa, Elena Riet Correa Rivero
PURPOSE: Zoledronic acid (ZOL) and denosumab (Dmab) are commonly used to treat bone pathologies. Because these drugs suppress bone metabolism, this study sought to compare their effect on bone repair after tooth extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four-week-old male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: ZOL 0.125 mg/kg, Dmab 0.25 mg/kg, or saline solution 10 mL/kg (control). After 1 week of treatment, the first left molar was extracted; the rats were euthanized at 28 days...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861619/efficacy-and-economic-analysis-of-two-treatment-regimens-using-toltrazuril-in-lambs-naturally-infected-with-eimeria-spp-on-pasture
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Fernando de Souza Rodrigues, Alfredo Skrebsky Cezar, Fernanda Rezer de Menezes, Luis Antônio Sangioni, Fernanda Silveira Flores Vogel, Sônia de Avila Botton
This study evaluated the efficacy and the economic viability of two anticoccidial treatment regimens tested in lambs naturally exposed to Eimeria spp. re-infections in a grazing system during a 140-day period. Twenty-four suckling lambs were distributed into three groups based on the individual count of oocysts per gram of feces (OPG) and body weight. Animals were treated with toltrazuril 5% (20 mg/kg) at 14- (GI) or 21-day (GII) intervals, and GIII was kept as untreated control. A cost-benefit analysis of each treatment regimen was calculated...
August 31, 2017: Parasitology Research
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