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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329594/perforating-gout-of-the-ear
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Leigh Sutton, Palak Parekh
Gout is the most common cause of inflammatory arthritis in men over 40 [1]. The prevalence of gout in the US is approximately 3.9%. Tophus is a characteristic sign of gout and results when monosodium urate deposits at the joint, skin, or cartilage. Tophi develop in 12-35% of patients who are diagnosed with gout [2]. We report a case of a 70-year-old man who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the helix via shave biopsy. During Mohs micrographic surgery, a vigorous foreign-body reaction was noted. Review of the initial biopsy slides identified crystals with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (PEH) rendering a diagnosis of gout...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327634/scleraxis-is-required-for-maturation-of-tissue-domains-for-proper-integration-of-the-musculoskeletal-system
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Yuki Yoshimoto, Aki Takimoto, Hitomi Watanabe, Yuji Hiraki, Gen Kondoh, Chisa Shukunami
Scleraxis (Scx) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor that is expressed persistently in tendons/ligaments, but transiently in entheseal cartilage. In this study, we generated a novel Scx(Cre) knock-in (KI) allele, by in-frame replacement of most of Scx exon 1 with Cre recombinase (Cre), to drive Cre expression using Scx promoter and to inactivate the endogenous Scx. Reflecting the intensity and duration of endogenous expression, Cre-mediated excision occurs in tendinous and ligamentous tissues persistently expressing Scx...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326727/-development-and-characterization-of-oriented-scaffolds-derived-from-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
#3
Li Kun, Zhao Yanhong, Xu Chen, Wang Lianyong, Yang Qiang, Li Hongfa, Teng Binhong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to prepare oriented scaffolds derived from a cartilage extracellular matrix (CECM) and to investigate their physicochemical property and compatibility with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). METHODS: A fresh porcine articular cartilage was cut into pieces. Cartilage nanofibers with diameters of 50-500 nm were collected through homogenization and centrifugation. These nanofibers were then decellularized by using Triton X-100 to produce 6% CECM...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325151/adipose-tissue-derived-pericytes-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#4
Jin Xin Zhang, Chun Yan Du, Wei Min Guo, Pan Li, Shu Yun Liu, Zhi Guo Yuan, Jian Hua Yang, Xun Sun, He Yong Yin, Quan Yi Guo, Chen Fu Zhou
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising alternative source for cartilage tissue engineering. However, MSC culture is labor-intensive, so these cells cannot be applied immediately to regenerate cartilage for clinical purposes. Risks during the ex vivo expansion of MSCs, such as infection and immunogenicity, can be a bottleneck in their use in clinical tissue engineering. As a novel stem cell source, pericytes are generally considered to be the origin of MSCs. Pericytes do not have to undergo time-consuming ex vivo expansion because they are uncultured cells...
March 21, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323137/defects-in-chondrocyte-maturation-and-secondary-ossification-in-mouse-knee-joint-epiphyses-due-to-snorc-deficiency
#5
J Heinonen, F-P Zhang, C Surmann-Schmitt, S Honkala, M Stock, M Poutanen, A-M Säämänen
OBJECTIVE: The role of Snorc, a novel cartilage specific transmembrane proteoglycan, was studied during skeletal development using two Snorc knockout mouse models. Hypothesizing that Snorc, like the other transmembrane proteoglycans, may be a coreceptor, we also studied its interaction with growth factors. METHODS: Skeletal development was studied in wild type and Snorc knockout mice during postnatal development by whole mount staining, X-ray imaging, histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR...
March 17, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321432/a-novel-implant-system-for-unloading-the-medial-compartment-of-the-knee-by-lateral-displacement-of-the-iliotibial-band
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Vivek N Shenoy, Hanson S Gifford, John T Kao
BACKGROUND: Medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) typically occurs with excessive mechanical load within the medial compartment, resulting in degeneration of the articular cartilage. PURPOSE: A novel extracapsular implant (Latella Knee Implant) has been developed to unload the medial compartment of the knee. The implant displaces the iliotibial band (ITB) over the lateral femoral condyle, thereby increasing its effective moment arm, resulting in a transfer of load from the medial compartment to the lateral compartment of the knee...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319157/subchondral-bone-histology-and-grading-in-osteoarthritis
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Olli-Matti Aho, Mikko Finnilä, Jerome Thevenot, Simo Saarakkala, Petri Lehenkari
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) has often regarded as a disease of articular cartilage only. New evidence has shifted the paradigm towards a system biology approach, where also the surrounding tissue, especially bone is studied more vigorously. However, the histological features of subchondral bone are only poorly characterized in current histological grading scales of OA. The aim of this study is to specifically characterize histological changes occurring in subchondral bone at different stages of OA and propose a simple grading system for them...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318948/comparative-assessment-of-intrinsic-mechanical-stimuli-on-knee-cartilage-and-compressed-agarose-constructs
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A Completo, C Bandeiras, F Fonseca
A well-established cue for improving the properties of tissue-engineered cartilage is mechanical stimulation. However, the explicit ranges of mechanical stimuli that correspond to favorable metabolic outcomes are elusive. Usually, these outcomes have only been associated with the applied strain and frequency, an oversimplification that can hide the fundamental relationship between the intrinsic mechanical stimuli and the metabolic outcomes. This highlights two important key issues: the firstly is related to the evaluation of the intrinsic mechanical stimuli of native cartilage; the second, assuming that the intrinsic mechanical stimuli will be important, deals with the ability to replicate them on the tissue-engineered constructs...
March 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314754/kdm6b-regulates-cartilage-development-and-homeostasis-through-anabolic-metabolism
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Jun Dai, Dongsheng Yu, Yafei Wang, Yishan Chen, Heng Sun, Xiaolei Zhang, Shouan Zhu, Zongyou Pan, Boon Chin Heng, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
OBJECTIVES: Epigenetic mechanisms have been reported to play key roles in chondrogenesis and osteoarthritis (OA) development. Here, we sought to identify specific histone demethylases that are involved and delineate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: We screened the expression of 17 distinct histone demethylases by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) during chondrogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 cells. The role of Kdm6b in cartilage development was then analysed with transgenic Col2a1-CreER(T2);Kdm6b(f/f) ...
March 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306378/development-of-a-monoclonal-anti-adamts-5-antibody-that-specifically-blocks-the-interaction-with-lrp1
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Salvatore Santamaria, Oleg Fedorov, John McCafferty, Gillian Murphy, Jayesh Dudhia, Hideaki Nagase, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
The potent aggrecanase ADAMTS-5 is constitutively secreted by chondrocytes, but it is rapidly endocytosed in normal cartilage via the cell surface endocytic receptor LRP1. Therefore it is difficult to detect the total ADAMTS-5 activity produced. In this study, we isolated a monoclonal anti-ADAMTS-5 antibody 1B7 that blocks LRP1-mediated internalization without affecting the aggrecanolytic activity. Addition of 1B7 to cultured human chondrocytes revealed the full aggrecanolytic activity of ADAMTS-5 generated by the cells...
March 17, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303595/a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-fluvastatin-plga-microspheres-reduces-cartilage-degradation-in-rabbits-with-experimental-osteoarthritis
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Norio Goto, Ken Okazaki, Yukio Akasaki, Kohei Ishihara, Koji Murakami, Kiyoshi Koyano, Yasunori Ayukawa, Noriyuki Yasunami, Tomohiro Masuzaki, Yasuharu Nakashima
Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs that inhibit 3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, a rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway. The anti-inflammatory effect of statins has been reported in recent years. The present study investigated therapeutic effects of the local administration of statin in osteoarthritis (OA). We assessed clinically used statins and selected fluvastatin for further experimentation, as it showed potent anabolic and anti-catabolic effects on human OA chondrocytes...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300721/characterization-of-facet-joint-cartilage-properties-in-the-human-and-interspecies-comparisons
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Siobhan A O'Leary, Jarrett M Link, Eric O Klineberg, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
The facet joint, a synovial joint located on the posterior-lateral spine, is highly susceptible to degenerative changes and plays a significant role in back-related morbidities. Despite its significance, the facet is rarely studied and thus current treatment strategies are lacking. This study aimed to characterize, for the first time, the properties of human, pig, monkey, and rabbit lumbar facet cartilage providing much-needed design criteria for tissue engineering approaches. In this study, where possible, the facet's morphological, histological, mechanical, and biochemical properties were evaluated...
March 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300491/dynamic-regulation-of-twist1-expression-during-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Mairéad A Cleary, Roberto Narcisi, Anna Albiero, Florien Jenner, Laurie M G de Kroon, Wendy J L M Koevoet, Pieter A J Brama, Gerjo J V M van Osch
Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are clinically promising to repair damaged articular cartilage. This study investigated TWIST1, an important transcriptional regulator in mesenchymal lineages, in BMSC chondrogenesis. We hypothesized that downregulation of TWIST1 expression is required for in vitro chondrogenic differentiation. Indeed, significant downregulation of TWIST1 was observed in murine skeletal progenitor cells during limb development (N = 3 embryos), and during chondrogenic differentiation of culture-expanded human articular chondrocytes (N = 3 donors) and isolated adult human BMSCs (N = 7 donors), consistent with an inhibitory effect of TWIST1 expression on chondrogenic differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299652/roles-of-runx2-in-skeletal-development
#14
Toshihisa Komori
Runx2 is the most upstream transcription factor essential for osteoblast differentiation. It regulates the expression of Sp7, the protein of which is a crucial transcription factor for osteoblast differentiation, as well as that of bone matrix genes including Spp1, Ibsp, and Bglap2. Runx2 is also required for chondrocyte maturation, and Runx3 has a redundant function with Runx2 in chondrocyte maturation. Runx2 regulates the expression of Col10a1, Spp1, Ibsp, and Mmp13 in chondrocytes. It also inhibits chondrocytes from acquiring the phenotypes of permanent cartilage chondrocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298062/traumatic-patellar-dislocation-and-cartilage-injury
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Essi E Salonen, Teemu Magga, Petri J Sillanpää, Tommi Kiekara, Heikki Mäenpää, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral cartilage deterioration and osteoarthritis are reported to be associated with recurrent patellar dislocation. However, the association between first-time traumatic patellar dislocation and cartilage deterioration is unknown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess long-term cartilage deterioration in the patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint after conservatively treated traumatic lateral patellar dislocation. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297584/improvement-of-in-vitro-three-dimensional-cartilage-regeneration-by-a-novel-hydrostatic-pressure-bioreactor
#16
Jie Chen, Zhaoyuan Yuan, Yu Liu, Rui Zheng, Yao Dai, Ran Tao, Huitang Xia, Hairong Liu, Zhiyong Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Liu, Yilin Cao, Guangdong Zhou
In vitro three-dimensional (3D) cartilage regeneration is a promising strategy for repair of cartilage defects. However, inferior mechanical strength and tissue homogeneity greatly restricted its clinical translation. Simulation of mechanical stress through a bioreactor is an important approach for improving in vitro cartilage regeneration. The current study developed a hydrostatic pressure (HP) bioreactor based on a novel pressure-transmitting mode achieved by slight deformation of a flexible membrane in a completely sealed stainless steel device...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296944/multiple-osteochondromas-of-the-antlers-and-cranium-in-a-free-ranging-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus
#17
Uwe Kierdorf, Karl V Miller, Stefan Flohr, Santiago Gomez, Horst Kierdorf
This paper reports a case of multiple osteochondromas affecting the antlers and the left zygomatic bone of a free-ranging adult white-tailed buck (Odocoileus virginianus) from Georgia, USA. Along with a few postcranial bones, the antlered cranium of the individual was found in a severely weathered condition and devoid of any soft tissue. The antlers exhibited five pedunculated exostoses that were composed of cancellous bone and, in their peripheral portions, also mineralized cartilage. The largest of the exostoses, located on the right antler, had a maximum circumference of 55 cm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296552/enhanced-socs3-in-osteoarthiritis-may-limit-both-proliferation-and-inflammation
#18
T Gui, B S He, Q Gan, C Yang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is characterized by localized inflammatory and secondary proliferative changes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is elevated during OA development. We investigated the effects of this protein on human chondrocyte survival in OA and the inflammatory response together with the mechanisms of these effects. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was used to knock down the expression of SOCS3 in interleukin(IL)-1β-induced primary human osteoarthritic chondrocytes...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295829/chondroradionecrosis-of-the-larynx-24-year-university-of-wisconsin-experience
#19
Thomas G Gessert, Christopher J Britt, Austin M W Maas, Aaron M Wieland, Paul M Harari, Gregory K Hartig
BACKGROUND: Chondroradionecrosis (CRN) is an uncommon but significant complication of laryngeal radiotherapy that presents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians through its similarity in presentation to cancer recurrence. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-four patients underwent primary, adjuvant, or salvage radiation for laryngeal cancer from 1991 to 2015 at the University of Wisconsin. Medical records were reviewed to identify and characterize patients with a diagnosis of CRN...
March 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295589/the-promoter-polymorphism-t-1486c-of-tlr-9-gene-is-associated-with-knee-osteoarthritis-in-a-turkish-population
#20
Ozlem Balbaloglu, Seda Sabah Ozcan, Murat Korkmaz, Neziha Yilmaz
In this study, we aimed to determine whether TLR-9 T-1486C SNP was associated with susceptibility to OA in the Turkish population. The study group comprised 272 patients with Grade 2-3-4 knee OA according to the Kellgren-Lawrence scoring system and the control group was formed of 296 individuals with Grade 0-1. The TLR-9 genotype were assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. An analysis of TLR-9 promoter -1486T/C polymorphism revealed that the -1486CC genotype appeared to have a higher risk for OA and-1486TT and -1486CT genotypes have a protective effect against the development of OA (crude OR= 0...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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