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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910818/histomorphometric-and-transcriptome-evaluation-of-early-healing-bone-treated-with-a-novel-human-particulate-dentin-powder
#1
Yu-Chih Huang, Wei-Zhen Lew, Sheng-Wei Feng, Wei-Yi Lai, Yoshimitsu Abiko, Haw-Ming Huang
Human particulate dentin (HPD) shows potential as an alternative bone grafting material. However, the mechanism of bone healing at the molecular level after grafting with HPD is unclear. This study assessed the histological and global gene expression of bone tissues grafted with HPD. The HPD was prepared to 250-500 µm in size. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were performed to confirm the crystal structure, organic compound residues, and surface morphology, respectively...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905550/deep-sequencing-of-transcriptome-profiling-of-gstm2-knock-down-in-swine-testis-cells
#2
Yuqi Lv, Yi Jin, Yongqiang Zhou, Jianjun Jin, Zhenfa Ma, Zhuqing Ren
Glutathione-S-transferases mu 2 (GSTM2), a kind of important Phase II antioxidant enzyme of eukaryotes, is degraded by nonsense mediated mRNA decay due to a C27T substitution in the fifth exon of pigs. As a reproductive performance-related gene, GSTM2 is involved in embryo implantation, whereas, functional deficiency of GSTM2 induces pre- or post-natal death in piglets potentially. To have some insight into the role of GSTM2 in embryo development, high throughput RNA sequencing is performed using the swine testis cells (ST) with the deletion of GSTM2...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904672/t3-inhibits-the-calcification-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-the-potential-mechanism
#3
Xiaodan Chang, Baohong Zhang, Li Lihua, Zhichun Feng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the potential molecular mechanism underlying the T3 induced vascular calcification and phenotype transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). METHODS: Rat thoracic aortic smooth muscle cells (A7r5) were cultured in vitro and randomly assigned into normal control group, calcification group, T3 group and inhibitor group. RESULTS: When compared with normal control group, the osteocalcin content, ALP activity, Osterix and Runx2 mRNA expression and OPN protein expression increased significantly (P<0...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900019/the-relationship-between-tumor-volume-changes-and-serial-plasma-osteopontin-detection-during-radical-radiotherapy-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Christian Ostheimer, Franziska Schweyer, Thomas Reese, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark
The prognostic quality of increased osteopontin (OPN) plasma levels has been demonstrated for the chemotherapy and surgery of lung cancer. There is also evidence in the literature that tumor volume impacts prognosis in definitive radiotherapy (RT) of (lung) cancer. We previously demonstrated that elevated plasma levels of OPN before, and increasing OPN plasma levels after RT significantly correlate with survival and outcome after curative-intent RT of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Tumor volume was also associated with prognosis...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899994/targeting-of-the-leukemia-microenvironment-by-c-rgdfv-overcomes-the-resistance-to-chemotherapy-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-biomimetic-polystyrene-scaffolds
#5
Zhao-Hua Shen, Dong-Feng Zeng, Xiao-Yan Wang, Ying-Ying Ma, Xi Zhang, Pei-Yan Kong
The bone marrow microenvironment provides a relative sanctuary from cytotoxic drugs for leukemia cells. The present niche models concentrate on a two-dimensional (2D) co-culture system in vitro, which does not imitate the in vivo environment, while the 3D scaffolds are more reflective of this. Osteopontin (Opn) secreted by bone marrow osteoblasts, may participate in protecting leukemia cells from apoptosis by binding to its receptor αvβ3, which can be expressed on the surface of the leukemia MV4-11 cell line...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895437/isotretinoin-increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-acne-patients
#6
A Saklamaz, B Uyar, M Yalcin, H Cengiz
BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin (Iso) in acne treatment may cause dyslipidemia and increase in liver enzymes. Moreover, its effect on lipid and glucose metabolism may induce atherosclerotic complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), osteopontin (OPN), lipid, high sensitive C-reaktive protein (hs-CRP) levels, and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in acne patients before and after Iso treatment. MATERIALS: Twenty-one acne patients were treated with Iso (0...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888617/suppression-of-osteopontin-inhibits-chemically-induced-hepatic-carcinogenesis-by-induction-of-apoptosis-in-mice
#7
Su-Hyung Lee, Jun-Won Park, Sang-Ho Woo, Du-Min Go, Hyo-Jung Kwon, Ja-June Jang, Dae-Yong Kim
Previous clinical reports have found elevated osteopontin (OPN) levels in tumor tissues to be indicative of greater malignancy in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of OPN on carcinogenesis and its underlying mechanism remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the oncogenic role of OPN in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced hepatic carcinogenesis in mice. The overall incidence of hepatic tumors at 36 weeks was significantly lower in OPN knockout (KO) mice than in wild-type (WT) mice...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885328/preparative-purification-of-bioactive-compounds-from-flos-chrysanthemi-indici-and-evaluation-of-its-antiosteoporosis-effect
#8
Jia Li, Xiaosheng Lin, Yuping Zhang, Weicai Liu, Xiaohui Mi, Jiquan Zhang, Jiansheng Su
To understand the material basis and underlying molecular machinery of antiosteoporosis activity of the Flos Chrysanthemi Indici (FCI), the consequences of ethanol extract on the bone loss in mice induced due to ovariectomy (OVX) was evaluated. Also, the antiosteoporosis fraction obtained from the FCI ethanol extract was isolated and purified using a preparative high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC). The in vitro impact of the compounds was investigated on osteoblast proliferation and differentiation...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884786/osteopontin-and-the-dento-osseous-pathobiology-of-x-linked-hypophosphatemia
#9
Tchilalo Boukpessi, Betty Hoac, Benjamin R Coyac, Thibaut Leger, Camille Garcia, Philippe Wicart, Michael P Whyte, Francis H Glorieux, Agnès Linglart, Catherine Chaussain, Marc D McKee
Seven young patients with X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH, having inactivating PHEX mutations) were discovered to accumulate osteopontin (OPN) at the sites of defective bone mineralization near osteocytes - the so-called hallmark periosteocytic (lacunar) "halos" of XLH. OPN was also localized in the pericanalicular matrix extending beyond the osteocyte lacunae, as well as in the hypomineralized matrix of tooth dentin. OPN, a potent inhibitor of mineralization normally degraded by PHEX, is a member of a family of acidic, phosphorylated, calcium-binding, extracellular matrix proteins known to regulate dental, skeletal, and pathologic mineralization...
November 21, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882184/phosphorylation-of-osteopontin-has-proapoptotic-and-proinflammatory-effects-on-human-knee-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#10
Shu-Guang Gao, Yang Yu, Chao Zeng, Shi-Tao Lu, Jian Tian, Chao Cheng, Liang-Jun Li, Guang-Hua Lei
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of phosphorylated osteopontin (p-OPN) on apoptosis and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in human knee osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes. Human knee OA chondrocytes obtained from patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty were treated with p-OPN, OPN or buffer. Reverse transcription quantitative-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blot analysis were used to assess the expression levels of proinflammatory factors, including interleukin (IL)-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, IL-6 and nuclear factor (NF)-κB...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877865/three-dimensional-printed-macroporous-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-for-promoting-bone-formation-in-a-critical-size-rat-calvarial-defect-model
#11
Haifeng Zhang, Xiyuan Mao, Zijing Du, Wenbo Jiang, Xiuguo Han, Danyang Zhao, Dong Han, Qingfeng Li
We have explored the applicability of printed scaffold by comparing osteogenic ability and biodegradation property of three resorbable biomaterials. A polylactic acid/hydroxyapatite (PLA/HA) composite with a pore size of 500 μm and 60% porosity was fabricated by three-dimensional printing. Three-dimensional printed PLA/HA, β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and partially demineralized bone matrix (DBM) seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) were evaluated by cell adhesion, proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity and osteogenic gene expression of osteopontin (OPN) and collagen type I (COL-1)...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876212/alteration-in-oxidative-nitrosative-imbalance-histochemical-expression-of-osteopontin-and-antiurolithiatic-efficacy-of-xanthium-strumarium-l-in-ethylene-glycol-induced-urolithiasis
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Padma Nibash Panigrahi, Sahadeb Dey, Monalisa Sahoo, Shyam Sundar Choudhary, Sumit Mahajan
Xanthium strumarium has traditionally been used in the treatment of urolitiasis especially by the rural people in India, but its antiurolithiatic efficacy was not explored scientifically till now. Therefore, the present study was designed to validate the ethnic practice scientifically, and explore the possible antiurolithiatic effect to rationalize its medicinal use. Urolitiasis was induced in hyperoxaluric rat model by giving 0.75% ethylene glycol (EG) for 28days along with 1% ammonium chloride (AC) for first 14days...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874039/effects-of-light-emitting-diode-irradiation-on-the-osteogenesis-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#13
Dazhi Yang, Weihong Yi, Ertian Wang, Min Wang
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) photobiomodulation therapy on the proliferation and differentiation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUMSCs) cultured in osteogenic differentiation medium. HUMSCs were irradiated with an LED light at 620 nm and 2 J/cm(2) and monitored for cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation activity. The experiment involved four groups of cells: the control group; the osteogenic group (osteo group); the LED group; the osteogenic + LED group (LED + osteo group)...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863335/il-6-trans-signaling-is-another-pathway-to-upregulate-osteopontin
#14
Takaaki Uchibori, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Takahiro Shimodaira, Mitsutoshi Sugano, Takeshi Uehara, Takayuki Honda
BACKGROUND: Osteopontin (OPN) is a pro-fibrotic molecule upregulated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Interleukin (IL)-6 functions downstream of IL-1β and has unique signal pathways: classic- or trans-signaling via membrane-bound IL-6R or soluble IL-6R (sIL-6R). We investigated the effect of IL-6 trans-signaling on the upregulation of OPN. METHODS: We used THP-1 cells and THP-1 macrophages differentiated from THP-1 cells using phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)...
November 15, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862407/estimation-of-endogenous-levels-of-osteopontin-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-malondialdehyde-in-seminal-plasma-application-for-fertility-assessment-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-bulls
#15
P Kumar, M Saini, D Kumar, A Bharadwaj, P S Yadav
This study was attempted to identify subfertile bulls by quantifying the endogenous levels of osteopontin (OPN), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in seminal plasma of buffalo bulls. On the basis of conception rate, buffalo bulls were classified into two groups: high-fertile (conception rate >50%) and subfertile bulls (conception rate <40%). A total of 100 ejaculates (10 ejaculates from each bull) were collected through artificial vagina method. The concentration of OPN, TAC and catalase (CAT) of high-fertile bulls was found to be higher (p < ...
November 14, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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
#16
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/27858401/intervertebral-disc-degeneration-ectopic-calcification-advanced-glycation-end-products-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#17
S Illien-Jünger, O M Torre, W F Kindschuh, X Chen, D M Laudier, J C Iatridis
Ectopic calcifications in intervertebral discs (IVDs) are known characteristics of IVD degeneration that are not commonly reported but may be implicated in structural failure and dysfunctional IVD cell metabolic responses. This study investigated the novel hypothesis that ectopic calcifications in the IVD are associated with advanced glycation end products (AGEs) via hypertrophy and osteogenic differentiation. Histological analyses of human IVDs from several degeneration stages revealed areas of ectopic calcification within the nucleus pulposus and at the cartilage endplate...
November 18, 2016: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858057/-the-effect-of-foxc2-overexpression-on-the-osteogenic-properties-of-c3h10t1-2-cells
#18
Min-Jiao Wang, Jia-Wen Si, Hong-Liang Li, Ning-Juan Ouyang, Guo-Fang Shen
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of Foxc2 overexpression on osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 cells. METHODS: C3H10T1/2 cells were transfected with plenti-Foxc2 and selected with puromycin for stable clones. The expression of Foxc2 was determined by real-time PCR and Western blot. Cell proliferation was detected by CCK-8 kit. Cell cycle and apoptosis were detected by flow cytometry. The level of osteogenic biomarkers Runx2, OPN, OCN and adipogenic biomarker PPARγ were quantified by real-time PCR and Western blot...
August 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851983/osteopontin-inhibition-of-mir-129-3p-enhances-il-17-expression-and-monocyte-migration-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Chun-Hao Tsai, Shan-Chi Liu, Yu-Han Wang, Chen-Ming Su, Chien-Chung Huang, Chin-Jung Hsu, Chih-Hsin Tang
BACKGROUND: Osteopontin (OPN) is an important proinflammatory cytokine in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Levels of OPN have been shown to be significantly correlated with interleukin-17 (IL-17) production and expression of Th17 cells in the synovial fluid of RA patients. Here, we investigated the role of OPN in monocyte migration, IL-17 production and osteoblasts. METHODS: OPN and IL-17 expression profiles in osteoarthritis (OA) and RA synovial fluid were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 13, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848883/osteopontin-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-ischemic-stroke
#20
Qiquan Zhu, Xu Luo, Yun Liu, Jie Zhang, Hansheng Luo, Qin Huang, Yuan Cheng, Zongyi Xie
Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death and the most frequent cause of permanent disability in adults worldwide. Tremendous advances have been made in understanding of the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia, however, there is still no effective neuroprotectant available in the clinical work. Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional protein, has been shown to participate in multiple pathophysiological processes of various system diseases, including ischemic brain injury. Mounting evidence indicates that OPN attenuates cerebral damage in ischemic stroke, and possesses multiple neuroprotective effects via diverse signaling pathways...
November 16, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
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