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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919752/bioavailable-25-oh-d-but-not-total-25-oh-d-is-an-independent-determinant-for-bone-mineral-density-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women
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Chenguang Li, Peizhan Chen, Xiaohua Duan, Jing Wang, Bing Shu, Xiaoguang Li, Qian Ba, Jingquan Li, Yongjun Wang, Hui Wang
Total 25(OH)D levels were determined to assess bone health in elderly populations; however, the bioavailability of 25(OH)D is regulated by the albumin and vitamin D binding protein (DBP) levels and DBP variations. Whether bioavailable 25(OH)D level is a superior biomarker for vitamin D than total 25(OH)D level regarding the BMD and the bone metabolism were not yet fully understood. With a community based cross-sectional study of 967 postmenopausal women, we found that the variant rs7041, but not rs4588, of DBP was significantly associated with the blood DBP level, which was positively correlated with the total 25(OH)D level but negatively associated with bioavailable 25(OH)D levels...
November 28, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918081/st1926-attenuates-steroid-induced-osteoporosis-in-rats-by-inhibiting-inflammation-response
#2
Hong-Xing Zhao, Yuan-Xia Huang, Jin-Gang Tao
Steroid, also known as glucocorticoid, induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in young adults, which has been a challenging disorder for the frequent incidence of collapse of femoral head, leading to dysfunction of hip joint and impairing life quality of human. Bioavailable and less toxic synthetic retinoids, such as the atypical adamantyl retinoid ST1926, have been developed and investigated in clinical trials for many diseases. Serum lipid-related indicators were assessed to elucidate the role of ST1926 in regulating lipid metabolism...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915435/bone-remodeling-and-regulating-biomarkers-in-women-at-the-time-of-breast-cancer-diagnosis
#3
Song Yao, Yali Zhang, Li Tang, Janise M Roh, Cecile A Laurent, Chi-Chen Hong, Theresa Hahn, Joan C Lo, Christine B Ambrosone, Lawrence H Kushi, Marilyn L Kwan
PURPOSE: The majority of breast cancer patients receive endocrine therapy, including aromatase inhibitors known to cause increased bone resorption. Bone-related biomarkers at the time of breast cancer diagnosis may predict future risk of osteoporosis and fracture after endocrine therapy. METHODS: In a large population of 2,401 female breast cancer patients who later underwent endocrine therapy, we measured two bone remodeling biomarkers, TRAP5b and BAP, and two bone regulating biomarkers, RANKL and OPG, in serum samples collected at the time of breast cancer diagnosis...
December 3, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911913/effect-of-osteoprotegerin-and-dickkopf-related-protein-1-on-radiological-progression-in-tightly-controlled-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Irene Martín, Estibaliz Loza, Loreto Carmona, José Ivorra, José Antonio Narváez, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Pedro Alía, Javier Narváez
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between circulating osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK-1) and radiological progression in patients with tightly controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Serum levels of OPG and DKK-1 were measured in 97 RA patients who were treated according to a treat-to-target strategy (T2T) aimed at remission (DAS28<2.6). Radiologic joint damage progression was assessed by changes in the total Sharp-van der Heijde score (SHS) on serial radiographs of the hands and feet...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904668/age-rage-promotes-thecalcification-of-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-axis
#5
Yong Liu, Wei-Ming Wang, Xue-Lin Zhang, Hu-Qiang He, Xiao-Lei Sun, Hong Zeng, Xiong-Fei Xu, Liang Huang, Zhi Zhu, Lei Zhang, Xiang-Yu Zhou, Yan-Zheng He
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to investigate whether RAGE promotes the calcification of human arterial smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) and determine the relationshipbetween RAGE and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in this process. METHOD: In this study,there were four groups, namelythe blank control group, the non-transfection group, the empty vector group, and the RAGE transfection group.Cells were co-cultured with 10 mmol/L β-glycerophosphoric acid, pyruvate and 20 mg/L AGE...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898403/role-of-osteoprotegerin-opg-in-bone-marrow-adipogenesis
#6
Lili Zhang, Mengmeng Liu, Xiaokang Zhou, Yi Liu, Bo Jing, Xiaogang Wang, Qi Zhang, Yao Sun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bone marrow adipogenesis is one of the major characteristics of aged bone. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) prefer to differentiate into adipocytes instead of osteoblasts in the bone marrow cavity in aged hosts. The mechanism of formation and function of adipocytes in aged bone marrow needs further investigation. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) super family, and it can inhibit the activities of osteoclasts. We found that adipocyte numbers increased in the bone marrow of Opg knockout mice...
November 30, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894399/effect-of-iguratimod-and-methotrexate-on-rankl-and-opg-expression-in-serum-and-il-1%C3%AE-induced-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
X T Wang, P Li, T S Xu, R Ding, X Zhang, L Q Bi
The receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)/receptor activator of nuclear factor κB (RANK)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) system plays a key role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated bone erosion. The upregulation of the RANKL/OPG ratio promotes bone erosion. The objective of this study is to explore the effects of iguratimod, a small-molecule disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), alone or in combination with methotrexate (MTX), on RANKL and OPG expression in RA. We performed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to investigate the modulatory effects of iguratimod, MTX, or their combination on serum RANKL and OPG levels of patients with RA before and after treatment for 12 and 24 weeks...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893411/plasma-osteoprotegerin-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers
#8
Lovisa Odén, Mohammad Akbari, Tasnim Zaman, Christian F Singer, Ping Sun, Steven A Narod, Leonardo Salmena, Joanne Kotsopoulos
Emerging evidence suggests a role of receptor activator of nuclear factor κB (RANK)/RANK ligand (RANKL) signaling in breast cancer development. Lower osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels, the endogenous decoy receptor for RANKL which competes with RANK for binding of RANKL, has been reported among BRCA mutation carriers. Whether low OPG levels contribute to the high breast cancer risk in this population is unknown. OPG concentrations were measured in plasma of 206 cancer-free BRCA mutation carriers using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891469/comparison-of-anchorage-pattern-under-two-types-of-orthodontic-mini-implant-loading-during-retraction-in-type-a-anchorage-cases
#9
B Imran Khan, Gowri Sankar Singaraju, Prasad Mandava, G Vivek Reddy, Venkatesh Nettam, Venkat Naidu Bhavikati
INTRODUCTION: The orthodontic mini-screws are the mainstay of direct skeletal anchorage which requires minimal compliance and provides maximal anchorage control. However, the timing of initiation of orthodontic loading of these mini-screws is not clearly established in the available studies. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the reciprocal effects on mini-screw implant with immediate loading in comparison to that of delayed loading during retraction...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882438/histochemical-examination-of-systemic-administration-of-eldecalcitol-combined-with-guided-bone-regeneration-for-bone-defect-restoration-in-rats
#10
Xiuchun Han, Juan Du, Di Liu, Hongrui Liu, Norio Amizuka, Minqi Li
The aim of this experiment was to elucidate the histological alterations after systemic administration of eldecalcitol (ELD) combined with guided bone regeneration during the restoration of bone defect healing in rats. The femurs of 8-week-old Wister rats were used to generate bone defect models. The defect was covered with a collagen membrane, and ELD group was administrated with eldecalcitol (50 ng/kg body weight) intragastrically once every other day. Femora were harvested at 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks post-surgery...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882180/concentrations-of-fetuin-a-osteoprotegerin-and-%C3%AE-klotho-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis
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Andrzej Prystupa, Anna Dąbrowska, Jarosław Jerzy Sak, Jerzy Tarach, Anna Toruń-Jurkowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska, Grzegorz Dzida
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the concentrations of fetuin-A, osteoprotegerin (OPG) and α-Klotho protein in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis at different stages of the disease, and to demonstrate that fetuin-A, osteoprotegin and α-Klotho may be used as markers of the severity of cirrhosis. A total of 54 patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis treated in various hospitals in the Lublin region of Poland were randomly enrolled. The control group consisted of 18 healthy individuals without liver disease, who did not drink alcohol...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882124/-5r-5-hydroxytriptolide-lldt-8-prevents-collagen-induced-arthritis-through-opg-rank-rankl-signaling-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ji-Zhou Zeng, Li-Feng Ma, Hai Meng, Hao-Miao Yu, Ya-Kui Zhang, Ai Guo
(5R)-5-hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8) extracts from Tripterygium have anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic and immunity adjustment functions. The present study used a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model to evaluate whether LLDT-8 prevents collagen-induced arthritis, and investigated the signaling underlying this. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were induced to generate CIA, mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The presence of arthritis was determined using RA progression scores. The inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and nuclear factor-κB were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874938/rank-rankl-opg-pathway-genetic-association-with-history-of-ischemic-stroke-in-italian-population
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F Biscetti, S Giovannini, G Straface, F Bertucci, F Angelini, C Porreca, R Landolfi, A Flex
OBJECTIVE: RANKL is a member of the TNF superfamily that stimulates chemokine release, monocyte/macrophage matrix migration and matrix metalloproteinase activity and plays an important role in atherosclerosis. In our study, we have evaluated whether RANKL gene polymorphisms are involved in ischemic stroke in Italian subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study we have included 487 patients (242 males, 245 females) with history of ischemic stroke and 543 control subjects without history of ischemic stroke (277 males, 276 females)...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871116/glucocorticoid-signaling-and-bone-biology
#14
T Komori
Since glucocorticoids remain an effective therapeutic option for the treatment of many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is the most common form of secondary osteoporosis. Fractures may occur in as many as 30-50% of patients receiving chronic glucocorticoid therapy. Under physiological conditions, glucocorticoids are required for normal bone development due to their regulation of osteoblast differentiation, possibly via the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and TSC22D3. However, serum levels of endogenous corticosterone are elevated in aged mice and glucocorticoids exert negative effects on the survival of osteoblasts and osteocytes as well as angiogenesis...
November 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867157/effects-of-salt-loading-on-plasma-osteoprotegerin-levels-and-protective-role-of-potassium-supplement-in-normotensive-subjects
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Fu-Qiang Liu, Sheng-Qiang Liu, Yong Zhang, Yang Wang, Chao Chu, Dan Wang, Shuo Pan, Jun-Kui Wang, Qi Yu, Jian-Jun Mu
BACKGROUND: Excess dietary salt is strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease, morbidity, and mortality. Conversely, potassium likely elicits favorable effects on cardiovascular disorders. In epidemiological studies, increased plasma osteoprotegerin (OPG) concentrations are associated with atherosclerosis and vascular deaths. Our study was designed to examine the effects of salt intake and potassium supplementation on plasma OPG levels in normotensive subjects.Methods and Results:The 18 normotensive subjects were selected from a rural community in China...
November 19, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862217/genome-wide-transcriptome-profiling-of-the-neoplastic-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-stromal-cells-by-rna-sequencing
#16
Carol Py Lau, Jamie Sl Kwok, Joseph Cc Tsui, Lin Huang, Kevin Y Yang, Stephen Kw Tsui, Shekhar Madhukar Kumta
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is the most common non-malignant primary bone tumor reported in Hong Kong. Failure of treatment in advanced GCTB with aggressive local recurrence remains a clinical challenge. In order to reveal the molecular mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of this tumor, we aimed to examine the transcriptome profiling of the neoplastic stromal cells of GCTB in this study. RNA-sequencing was performed on three GCTB stromal cell samples and one bone marrow-derived MSC sample and 174 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified between these two cell types...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862210/the-mechanostat-principle-and-the-osteoprotegerin-opg-rankl-rank-system-part-ii-the-role-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-axis
#17
Joanna B Tyrovola
Recent literature provides us with the indication that the ratio of OPG/RANKL concentrations fluctuate in a non-linear (bell-shaped) mode, according to Frost's 'mechanostat' theory, during the application of mechanical strain. A similar cellular signal transduction mechanism to mechanical loading, that may also regulate bone resorptive activities, has nowdays been proposed. Since the skeleton is considered to be an endocrine organ, as such, it may likewise be subject to hypothalamic control. This central regulatory system may continually modulate the adaptation of the bone homeostatic system to external challenges...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861865/mechanical-stress-regulates-bone-metabolism-through-micrornas
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Yu Yuan, Lingli Zhang, Xiaoyang Tong, Miao Zhang, Yilong Zhao, Jianming Guo, Le Lei, Xi Chen, Jennifer Tickner, Jiake Xu, Jun Zou
There are many lines of evidence indicating that mechanical stress regulates bone metabolism and promotes bone growth. BMP, Wnt, ERK1/2, and OPG/RANKL are the main molecules thought to regulate the effects of mechanical loading on bone formation. Recently, microRNAs were found to be involved in bone cell proliferation and differentiation, regulating the balance of bone formation and bone resorption. Emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs also participate in mechanical stress-mediated bone metabolism, and is associated with disuse induced osteoporosis or osteopenia...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860234/probing-the-response-of-human-osteoblasts-following-exposure-to-sympathetic-neuron-like-pc-12-cells-in-a-3d-co-culture-model
#19
Josh Erndt-Marino, Mariah S Hahn
Understanding the capacity of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to regulate bone homeostasis has implications for a number of metabolic diseases and may help establish connections between certain neurological conditions and bone quality. The goal of the present work was to gain a deeper understanding of the influence of the SNS on the phenotype of osteoblasts, a major cell type in bone. An in vitro co-culture model with human osteoblasts and sympathetic-like, neuroendocrine pheochromocytoma-12 (PC-12) encapsulated within separate 3D poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) hydrogels was utilized to assess markers involved with bone ECM formation and osteoclast formation...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858058/-expression-of-opg-rank-rankl-in-the-rat-dental-pulp-tissue-of-periodontitis-combined-with-vascular-calcification-and-its-clinical-significance
#20
Ke-Qing Pan, Peng-Mei Zhang, Jing Deng, Xiu-Xiu Lou, Yun Meng, Gui-Rong Liu
PURPOSE: To study the expression and possible role of OPG/RANK/RANKLin the rat dental pulp of periodontitis combined with vascular calcification. METHODS: Thirty-six male Wister rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group(group C), periodontitis group(group CP), vascular calcification group(group VDN) and compound group(group CP+VDN). Each group underwent corresponding management to establish animal model. When the model was successful, the maxillae including molars were sectioned, pulp tissue was examined by H-E staining; Immunohistochemical staining method was used to evaluate the expression and ratio of OPG and RANKL in pulp tissues...
August 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
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