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Ryo Kamata, Batmunkh Bumdelger, Hiroki Kokubo, Masayuki Fujii, Koichi Yoshimura, Takafumi Ishida, Mari Ishida, Masao Yoshizumi
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which commonly occur among elderly individuals, are accompanied by a risk of rupture with a high mortality rate. Although eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been reported to prevent AAA formation, the mechanism by which EPA works on vascular smooth muscle cells is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism by which orally-administered EPA prevents the formation of severe AAAs that develop in Osteoprotegerin (Opg) knockout (KO) mice. In the CaCl2-induced AAA model, EPA attenuated the enhanced progression of AAAs in Opg-KO mice, including the increase in aortic diameter with destruction of elastic fibers in the media...
2016: PloS One
Hai-Juan Liu, Hua Yan, Jun Yan, Hao Li, Liang Chen, Li-Ren Han, Xiao-Fei Yang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes a significant amount of bone loss, which results in osteoporosis (OP). The neuropeptide substance P (SP) and SP receptors may play important roles in the pathogenesis of OP after SCI. To identify the roles of SP in the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell derived osteoblasts (BMSC-OB) in SCI rats, we investigated the expression of neurokinin-1 receptors (NK1R) in BMSC-OB and the effects of SP on bone formation by development of BMSC-OB cultures. Sixty young male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into two groups: SHAM and SCI...
2016: PloS One
Pakchisa Khonsuphap, Prasit Pavasant, Rizky Aditya Irwandi, Chidchanok Leethanakul, Anjalee Vacharaksa
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) accumulates in inflamed periodontal tissue and induces the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-RANK-osteoprotegerin (OPG) signaling associated with bone resorption. Although oral epithelial cells maintain tissue homeostasis, the role of these cells in RANKL regulation remains unknown. METHODS: To mimic inflamed condition, RANKL upregulation in human mandibular osteoblast-like cells (HMOBs) were stimulated with PGE2...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
Jian-Ying Wang, Ying Yuan, Xiao-Jun Chen, Sheng-Guang Fu, Lei Zhang, Yan-Long Hong, Sheng-Fu You, Yong-Qing Yang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Eucommia Ulmoides Oliv., a valuable Chinese herb, has shown a variety of health benefits. Despite the widespread clinical use of this herb to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), very few studies have described its anti-pathological effects or mechanism in RA. The present study investigated the mechanism of Eucommia Ulmoides Oliv. in an experimental collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of four different Eucommia Ulmoides Oliv...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Susannah O'Sullivan, Mei Lin Tay, Jian-Ming Lin, Usha Bava, Karen Callon, Jillian Cornish, Dorit Naot, Andrew Grey
Nilotinib and imatinib are tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). In vitro, imatinib and nilotinib inhibit osteoclastogenesis, and in patients they reduce levels of bone resorption. One of the mechanisms that might underlie these effects is an increase in the production of osteoprotegerin (OPG). In the current work we report that platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ) signaling regulates OPG production in vitro...
2016: PloS One
Lei Hu, Ying Wen, Junji Xu, Tingting Wu, Chunmei Zhang, Jinsong Wang, Jie Du, Songlin Wang
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated bone regeneration is used to replace lost bone. However, methods to accelerate the process and stabilize regenerated bone remain limited. Therefore, we investigated the effect of bisphosphonates (BPs) on the function of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) to determine if they might enhance MSC-mediated bone regeneration. We isolated and cultured BMMSCs from BALB/c mice and treated the cells with 0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, or 10 μM zoledronic acid (ZA; Zometa, a commercially available BP)...
October 13, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
Nisa Gul Amuk, Gökmen Kurt, Yusuf Baran, Volkan Seyrantepe, Melis Kartal Yandim, Aysun Adan, Secil Akyildiz Demir, Yagmur Kiraz, Mehmet Fatih Sonmez
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene transfer applications on inhibition and/or repair of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty Wistar rats were divided into four groups as untreated group (negative control), treated with orthodontic appliance group (positive control), MSCs injection group, and OPG transfected MSCs [gene therapy (GT) group]...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
Qiu-Fang Gao, Xiu-Hong Zhang, Feng-Lai Yuan, Ming-Dong Zhao, Xia Li
Bone loss is a critical pathology responsible for the functional disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is well known that receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) ligand (RANKL) plays a crucial role in bone loss in RA. The purpose of this study was to determine whether recombinant human endostatin (rh-endostatin) mediates bone erosion in RA by regulation of RANKL expression in an experimental model of RA, consisting of mice with adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA). Cultured AA fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) obtained from these mice were induced by tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) combined with or without rh-endostatin...
October 12, 2016: Cell Biology International
Xuan Wen, Xiaogang Li, Yubing Tang, Junzhou Tang, Siru Zhou, Yangli Xie, Jingyuan Guo, Jing Yang, Xiaolan Du, Nan Su, Lin Chen
Chondrogenesis can regulate bone formation. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3, highly expressed in chondrocytes, is a negative regulator of bone growth. To investigate whether chondrocyte FGFR3 regulates osteogenesis, thereby contributing to postnatal bone formation and bone remodeling, mice with conditional knockout of Fgfr3 in chondrocytes (mutant, MUT) were generated. MUT mice displayed overgrowth of bone with lengthened growth plates. Bone mass of MUT mice was significantly increased at both 1 and 4 months of age...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Leslie Rinaldi, Mehdi Ouaissi, Gabriele Barabino, Anderson Loundou, Léa Clavel, Igor Sielezneff, Xavier Roblin, Jack Porcheron, Nicolas Williet, David Fuks, Brice Gayet, Jean-Marc Phelip
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of treating elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is of concern. This study aimed to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of elective laparoscopic vs. open surgery to treat CRC in very elderly patients. METHODS: All patients aged >80 years and who had undergone a colectomy for CRC without metastasis between July 2005 and April 2012 were considered for inclusion. Demographic, clinical, operative, and postoperative data, plus overall and disease-free survival rates, were retrospectively collected and compared between two groups of patients that underwent an open procedure (OP group) or laparoscopy (LG)...
September 22, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Philipp Kauffmann, Wolfram Hahn, Niklas Sievers, Markus Troeltzsch, Karin Hohloch, Phillipp Brockmeyer, Robert Cordesmeyer, Henning Schliephake, Rudolf Matthias Gruber
OBJECTIVE: We compared the intraindividual effects of increasing zoledronic acid (ZA) concentrations on osteoblast-like cells with different embryologic origins. STUDY DESIGN: Cultured osteoblast-like cells from mandible and iliac crest bone samples of domestic pigs were exposed to increasing concentrations of ZA (0, 10(-8), 10(-6), and 10(-4) M). Proliferation was assessed by cell counting. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand and osteoprotegerin (OPG) messenger RNA expression were assessed at 0, 1, 4, 7, and 10 days...
August 18, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Maciej R Czerniuk, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Iwona Dudzik-Niewiadomska, Tomasz Pilecki, Renata Górska
BACKGROUND: Presented pilot study was conducted in order to evaluate dynamic fluctuations of blood inflammation markers among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and coexistent periodontitis (PDis). AIM: Study hypothesis stated that elimination of chronic inflammation caused by PDis has a significant impact on inflammation markers and, secondarily, also on course and prognosis of CHF. NT-proBNP and TNF-alpha markers were assessed due to their proven diagnostic significance...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Erin M Lee, Kathryn Smith, Ken Gall, Barbara D Boyan, Zvi Schwartz
Microscale surface roughness has been shown to enhance osseointegration of titanium implants through increased osteoblast differentiation while osteoblast proliferation remains greater on smooth titanium. Taking advantage of these phenomena, we developed a shape memory (meth)acrylate copolymer with thermomechanical properties that created a time-dependent dynamic surface change from smooth to rough under in vitro cell culture conditions and evaluated the effect of the shape recovery on osteoblast response...
December 2016: Biomaterials
Wei Yao, Xiaona Li, Bin Zhao, Genlai Du, Pengfei Feng, Weiyi Chen
OBJECTIVE: This work aims to investigate how the combination of TNF-α and cyclic stretching affects the expression of gene and protein associated with mineral metabolism in cementoblasts in vitro. DESIGN: Cementoblasts were cyclically stretched using the Flexcell tension system 4000 in the presence of 10 ng/ml TNF-α. Subsequently, the gene and protein expression CAP, Col I, BSP, OPG, RANKL and RUNX2 were detected using RT- PCR and ELISA/Western immunoblotting methods, respectively...
September 30, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
Toni Ibrahim, Marianna Ricci, Emanuela Scarpi, Alberto Bongiovanni, Rossana Ricci, Nada Riva, Chiara Liverani, Alessandro De Vita, Federico La Manna, Devil Oboldi, Patrizia Serra, Flavia Foca, Lorenzo Cecconetto, Dino Amadori, Laura Mercatali
Bone metastases are a frequent event in patients with solid tumors. Although great advances have been made in the treatment of these patients, the identification of novel, accurate indicators of bone response would greatly facilitate the clinical management of the disease. The receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANK)/RANK ligand (RANKL)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) signaling pathway is significantly involved in bone metastasis formation. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of circulating RANK, RANKL and OPG levels in predicting bone response...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Ji-Zhou Zeng, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Li-Feng Ma, Hai Meng, Hao-Miao Yu, Wen-Hao Cheng, Ya-Kui Zhang, Ai Guo
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive cartilage destruction, matrix degradation and bony changes. Subchondral bone alterations in osteoarthritis are associated with cartilage destruction. It has previously been demonstrated that osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor κβ ligand (RANKL) mediate this process. The RANKL/OPG ratio is altered in OA chondrocytes compared with normal chondrocytes. In the pathogenesis of OA, abnormal expression levels of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) are secreted by chondrocytes has a vital role in the progression of cartilage erosion...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Miaomiao Li, Shuying Yang, Ding Xu
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a decoy receptor secreted by osteoblasts, is a major negative regulator of bone resorption. It functions by neutralizing the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), which plays a central role in promoting osteoclastogenesis. OPG is known to be a high-affinity heparan sulfate (HS) binding protein. Presumably, HS could regulate the function of OPG and affect how it inhibits RANKL. However, the molecular detail of HS-OPG interaction remains poorly understood, which hinders our understanding of how HS functions in osteoclastogenesis...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Nan Jiang, Pinggong Du, Weidong Qu, Lin Li, Zhonghao Liu, Songsong Zhu
For several decades, titanium and its alloys have been commonly utilized for endosseous implantable materials, because of their good mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and biocompatibility. But associated low bone mass, wear and loss characteristics, and high coefficients of friction have limited their long-term stable performance, especially in certain abnormal bone-metabolism conditions, such as postmenopausal osteoporosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and TiO2 nanoporous modification on the stability of titanium implants in osteoporotic bone...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Ainslie L K Derrick-Roberts, Kavita Panir, Carmen E Pyragius, Krystyna H Zarrinkalam, Gerald J Atkins, Sharon Byers
Severe, progressive skeletal dysplasia is a major symptom of multiple mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) types. While a gene therapy approach initiated at birth has been shown to prevent the development of bone pathology in different animal models of MPS, the capacity to correct developed bone disease is unknown. In this study, ex vivo micro-computed tomography was used to demonstrate that bone mass and architecture of murine MPS VII L5 vertebrae were within the normal range at 1month of age but by 2months of age were significantly different to normal...
September 24, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Jiajia Shi, Jie Sun, Wen Zhang, Hui Liang, Qin Shi, Xiaoran Li, Yanyan Chen, Yan Zhuang, Jianwu Dai
The reconstruction of bone usually depends on substitute transplantation, which has drawbacks including the limited bone substitutes available, comorbidity, immune rejection, and limited endogenous bone regeneration. Here, we constructed a functionalized bone substitute by combining application of the demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and collagen-binding stromal-cell-derived factor-1α (CBD-SDF-1α). DBM was a poriferous and biodegradable bone substitute, derived from bovine bone and consisting mainly of collagen...
October 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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