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Li Liu, Jue Wang, Xiaomeng Song, Qingping Zhu, Shuping Shen, Wei Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) in the osteogenic differentiation of human alveolar bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hABMMSCs). To investigate whether Sema3A affects hABMMSC proliferation and osteogenic differentiation, a stable Sema3A-overexpression cell line was generated by infection with the pAdCMV-SEMA3A-MCS-EGFP vector. Cell counting kit-8 and clone formation assays were performed to determine the proliferation ability of hABMMSCs, while cell osteogenic differentiation was assayed using Alizarin Red S staining...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Thanyaporn Kangwannaronkul, Keskanya Subbalekha, Philaiporn Vivatbutsiri, Jaijam Suwanwela
PURPOSE: Bio-Oss and demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) are two commercial bone grafts that have been associated with clinical success for many years. However, there are few in vivo studies regarding their healing mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of bone formation using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) and gene expression in mouse calvaria at 1 and 3 months after bone grafting with deproteinized bovine bone and freeze-dried human bone, and compare them to natural bone healing...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Xuren Gao, Jian Ge, Weiyi Li, Wangchen Zhou, Lei Xu
Background: Resveratrol (RSV) has been reported to stimulate osteoblast differentiation in which Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway played a crucial role. However, whether and how RSV activated Wnt/β-catenin pathway in osteogenic differentiation still remained elusive. Methods: In vivo polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) particle-induced osteolysis (PIO) mouse model and in vitro PMMA particle-stimulated mouse mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs) experiments were established...
2018: Cell & Bioscience
Elisa Mattias Sartori, Osvaldo Magro-Filho, Daniela B Silveira Mendonça, Xiang Li, Jianping Fu, Gustavo Mendonça
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the expression pattern of micro RNAs (miRNAs) on a surface with nanotopography compared with a smooth surface (control). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) were plated on different surfaces and compared at 3, 7, and 14 days for alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, expression of genes (osterix [OSX], runt-related transcription factor 2 [RUNX2], bone morphogenetic protein 2 [BMP2], and ALP), and expression of miRNAs...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Cui Zhang, Liang Li, Yuanda Jiang, Cuicui Wang, Baoming Geng, Yanqiu Wang, Jianling Chen, Fei Liu, Peng Qiu, Guangjie Zhai, Ping Chen, Renfu Quan, Jinfu Wang
Bone formation is linked with osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the bone marrow. Microgravity in spaceflight is known to reduce bone formation. In this study, we used a real microgravity environment of the SJ-10 Recoverable Scientific Satellite to examine the effects of space microgravity on the osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). hMSCs were induced toward osteogenic differentiation for 2 and 7 d in a cell culture device mounted on the SJ-10 Satellite...
March 13, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Jiang Qiu, Gang Huang, Ning Na, Lizhong Chen
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (OPM) is a common type of osteoporosis in females. It is a systemic, chronic bone disease that presents as microstructure degradation of osseous tissue, decreased bone mineral density and increased osteopsathyrosis caused by hypoovarianism and reduced estrogen levels in the body following menopause. In the present study, the role of microRNA (miR)‑214‑5p in the regulation of the expression of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) was investigated, and its molecular mechanism of osteogenic induction in vitro was assessed...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Nobuhiro Yamauchi, Yoichiro Taguchi, Hirohito Kato, Makoto Umeda
BACKGROUND: Light-emitting diode (LED) is attracting attention as a new light source for phototherapy. However, its effects on periodontal tissue regeneration remain unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of high-power, red LED irradiation on human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), which play an important role in periodontal tissue regeneration. METHODS: PDLSCs were derived from adult human third molars. The light source was red LED (peak wavelength: 650 nm)...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Andrea Amaroli, Dimitrios Agas, Fulvio Laus, Vincenzo Cuteri, Reem Hanna, Maria Giovanna Sabbieti, Stefano Benedicenti
The literature has supported the concept of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in bone regeneration as one of the most important applications in oro-maxillofacial reconstructions. However, the fate of the transplanted cells and their effects on the clinical outcome is still uncertain. Photobiomodulation (PBM) plays an important role in the acceleration of tissue regeneration and potential repair. The aim of this in vitro study is to evaluate the effectiveness of PBM with 808 nm diode laser therapy, using a flat-top hand-piece delivery system at a higher-fluence (64 J/cm2 ) irradiation (1 W, continuous-wave) on bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Yingzhi Gu, Yuxing Bai, Dongliang Zhang
The aim of the present study was to construct and compare gelatin-HA-TCP scaffolds with a gelatin-only scaffold and to investigate the effect of the scaffold on osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells. We developed a novel scaffold for bone tissue engineering via a solution casting/particle washing method, and the physical and mechanical properties of the scaffolds were examined using scanning electron microscopy and a universal testing machine, respectively. Scaffold cytotoxicity toward hDPSCs was evaluated with the CCK8 method, and hDPSC differentiation was evaluated with an alkaline phosphatase activity assay, alizarin red S staining, and real-time PCR...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Wesley O Tucker, Andrew B Kinghorn, Lewis A Fraser, Yee-Wai Cheung, Julian A Tanner
Nucleic acid aptamers hold promise as therapeutic tools for specific, tailored inhibition of protein targets with several advantages when compared to small molecules or antibodies. Nuclear WW domain containing E3 ubiquitin ligase 1 (WWP1) ubiquitin ligase poly-ubiquitinates Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), a key transcription factor associated with osteoblast differentiation. Since WWP1 and an adapter known as Schnurri-3 are negative regulators of osteoblast function, the disruption of this complex has the potential to increase bone deposition for osteoporosis therapy...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yumin Zhu, Yaping Wu, Jie Cheng, Qiong Wang, Zhongwu Li, Yanling Wang, Dongmiao Wang, Hua Wang, Weibing Zhang, Jinhai Ye, Hongbing Jiang, Lin Wang
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are an attractive cell source for bone tissue engineering and have great potential for bone regeneration and defect repair. The transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) has been demonstrated to modulate osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. However, its roles during ADSC differentiation and therapeutic potentials for bone regeneration have as yet not been well established. METHODS: TAZ expression was measured during osteogenic differentiation of ADSCs in vitro...
March 7, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Jing Xie, Demao Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Quan Yuan, Xuedong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The meniscus plays an important role in knee joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA). Meniscal injuries can be accompanied by joint catabolic events initiated by inflammation, leading to articular cartilage destruction, but the cellular events responsible for intrinsic meniscal injury and the extracellular matrix changes necessary for meniscal degradation are not well known. PURPOSE: To explore the cellular and matrix-related changes of menisci based on a mouse OA model of anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Gang Xu
Activation of the transcription factor hypoxia inducible factor‑1α (HIF-1α) is considered critical for the stimulation of osteogenic markers including runt‑related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteocalcin, which are closely associated with forkhead boxclass O1 (Foxo1) levels in osteoblasts. The present study explored the associations between HIF‑1α and Foxo1 in the regulation of cell viability, proliferation and apoptosis of osteoblasts. Osteoblasts obtained from children's iliac cancellous bone were used in the present study, which were confirmed by immunofluorescence staining for the osteoblast marker osteocalcin...
March 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Hongxia Liu, Liang Zhong, Taixian Yuan, Sicheng Chen, Yiqing Zhou, Liqin An, Yangliu Guo, Mengtian Fan, Ya Li, Yanting Sun, Wang Li, Qiong Shi, Yaguang Weng
Previous studies have indicated that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) can promote the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and increase bone formation in bone diseases. However, the mechanisms involved remained poorly understood. It is necessary to investigate the specific regulatory mechanisms of osteogenic differentiation that were induced by BMP9. During the process of osteogenic differentiation induced by BMP9, the expression of microRNA-155 (miR-155) exhibited a tendency of increasing at first and then decreasing, which made us consider that miR-155 may have a modulatory role in this process, but the roles of this process have not been elucidated...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Do-Young Kim, Kyeong-Min Kim, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Gu Jang
The RNA-binding motif protein 3 (RBM3) belongs to a small group of proteins whose synthesis increases during hypothermia while global protein production is slowed down. Bone homeostasis is maintained by a balance between bone resorption and bone formation. Osteoblasts are key components of the bone and have an important role in bone remodeling cycle. However, hypothermia-induced RBM3 between osteoblasts remains unclear. At 32°C, expression of RBM3 and Runx2 was increased in a time-dependent manner and mineralization was also increased...
March 2, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yuezhi Lu, Qian Zhao, Yang Liu, Ling Zhang, Danxue Li, Zhuoli Zhu, Xueqi Gan, Haiyang Yu
Low magnitude high frequency vibration (LMHFV) exhibits effectively anabolic effects on the bone tissue, and can promote osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. The role of p38 MAPK signaling in LMHFV-induced osteogenesis remains unclear. In this current study, LMHFV loading was applied to BMSCs in vitro, and cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), matrix mineralization, as well as osteogenic genes expression were assayed. The mechanism of mechanical signal transduction was analysed using PCR array, qRT-PCR and Western blot...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Yulai Shen, Lu Wu, Jun Wang, Xin Wu, Xuemei Zhang
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse causes significant physical, psychological, and social concerns. Therefore, in this study, we investigated its effects on osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). We found that METH dose-dependently affected MSCs viability. Upon osteogenic induction, the 3 and 30 µmol/l METH dosages without deleterious effects on MSCs viability resulted in the down-regulation of osteoblastic marker genes (Alp, Bglap, and Runx2), suppression of the protein expression of RUNX2, and decreased ALP activity and mineralization ability...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Qiang Wang, Yongjian Zhao, Nannan Sha, Yan Zhang, Chenguang Li, Hao Zhang, Dezhi Tang, Sheng Lu, Qi Shi, Yongjun Wang, Bing Shu, Dongfeng Zhao
Primary osteoporosis (POP), which is caused by unbalanced bone remodeling, leads to significant economic and societal burdens globally. Gushukang (GSK) granule serves as one commonly used prescription for POP in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The present study aimed to clarify the exact roles of GSK in bone remodeling with in vivo and in vitro assays. Here we showed that GSK prevented bone loss and the alternations of osteoporotic bone parameters as well as the decreased density of osteoclast in ovariectomized (OVX) mice...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Feng Lian, Chengbin Zhao, Jing Qu, Yongyun Lian, Yong Cui, Liang Shan, Jinglong Yan
Inhibition of bone regeneration by wear debris is the main cause of peri-prosthetic osteolysis. Here, we investigated the effect of icariin on cell proliferation, apoptosis, osteogenic differentiation and matrix mineralization of osteoblasts in an in vitro model of titanium (Ti) particle-induced osteolysis. In the present study, MC3T3-E1 cells were pretreated with 10-8 M icariin for 4 h and then incubated with Ti particles (0.1 mg/ml). The results showed that Ti particles inhibited cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis of MC3T3-E1 cells, whereas icariin pretreatment blocked the effect of Ti particles...
March 3, 2018: Cell Biology International
Stephen L Greene, Chung How Kau, Somsak Sittitavornwong, Kathlyn Powell, Noel K Childers, Mary MacDougall, Ejvis Lamani
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD, MIM 119600) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder affecting bone, cartilage, craniofacial growth, and tooth formation leading to supernumerary teeth. Few reports delineate the genotype-phenotype correlations related to the variations in craniofacial morphology and patterning of the dentition and the complexity of treating patient's malocclusion. Successful management of the craniofacial deformities in patients with CCD requires a multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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