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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543786/immunohistochemical-colocalization-of-g-protein-alpha-subunits-and-5-ht-in-the-rectal-gland-of-the-cartilaginous-fish-scyliorhinus-canicula
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E R Lauriano, S Pergolizzi, J Gangemi, M Kuciel, G Capillo, M Aragona, C Faggio
Serotonin [5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)] is an important neuromodulator involved in a wide range of physiological functions. The effects of serotonin are mediated by an extended family of receptors coupled to multiple heterotrimeric G-proteins, associated with cellular membrane. G proteins connect receptors to effectors and thus trigger intracellular signaling pathways. These cellular processes several regulate systemic functions such as embryonic development, gonadal development, learning and memory, and organismal homeostasis...
May 22, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529682/segmentations-of-the-cartilaginous-skeletons-of-chondrichthyan-fishes-by-the-use-of-state-of-the-art-computed-tomography
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Andrew D McQuiston, Callie Crawford, U Joseph Schoepf, Akos Varga-Szemes, Christian Canstein, Matthias Renker, Carlo N De Cecco, Stefan Baumann, Gavin J P Naylor
AIM: To apply dual-source multidetector computed tomography (DSCT) scanning technology in conjunction with computationally assisted segmentation in order to explore and document skeletal variation that has occurred over the course of evolution. METHODS: We examined 4 divergent species of elasmobranchs with high-resolution 3(rd) generation DSCT. The formalin prepared species examined were: Aptychotrema vincentiana, Mitsukurina owstoni, Negaprion brevirostris and Dactylobatus armatus...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517044/intercentrum-versus-pleurocentrum-growth-in-early-tetrapods-a-paleohistological-approach
#3
Marylène Danto, Florian Witzmann, Stephanie E Pierce, Nadia B Fröbisch
A variety of vertebral centrum morphologies have evolved within early tetrapods which range from multipartite centra consisting of intercentra and pleurocentra in stem-tetrapods, temnospondyls, seymouriamorphs, and anthracosaurs up to monospondylous centra in lepospondyls. With the present study, we aim to determine the formation of both intercentrum and pleurocentrum and asked whether these can be homologized based on their bone histology. Both intercentra and pleurocentra ossified endochondrally and periosteal bone was subsequently deposited on the outer surface of the centra...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482562/bimodal-morphological-analyses-of-native-and-engineered-tissues
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Sasan Jalili-Firoozinezhad, Ivan Martin, Arnaud Scherberich
Assessing the morphological features of native and engineered tissues is pivotal to evaluate their degree of development and to identify possible structure-function relationships. Conventional histological or immunohistochemical imaging of stained sections provides limited information about their architecture. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) yields sub-micrometric resolution images of tissues, but typically cannot be associated with the morphological structures identified by histology. The aim of this study was to establish a technique based on SEM analysis of sections of paraffin-embedded tissues prepared for histological processing (Histo-SEM) for the assessment of morpho-architectural properties of native and engineered tissues...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470724/evolutionary-mechanisms-that-generate-morphology-and-neural-circuit-diversity-of-the-cerebellum
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Masahiko Hibi, Koji Matsuda, Miki Takeuchi, Takashi Shimizu, Yasunori Murakami
The cerebellum is derived from the dorsal part of the anterior-most hindbrain. The vertebrate cerebellum contains glutamatergic granule cells (GCs) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic Purkinje cells (PCs). These cerebellar neurons are generated from neuronal progenitors or neural stem cells by mechanisms that are conserved among vertebrates. However, vertebrate cerebella are widely diverse with respect to their gross morphology and neural circuits. The cerebellum of cyclostomes, the basal vertebrates, has a negligible structure...
May 4, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459103/meckel-s-cartilage-breakdown-offers-clues-to-mammalian-middle-ear-evolution
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Neal Anthwal, Daniel J Urban, Zhe Xi Luo, Karen E Sears, Abigail S Tucker
A key transformation in mammalian ear evolution was incorporation of the primary jaw joint of premammalian synapsids into the definitive mammalian middle ear of living mammals. This evolutionary transition occurred in two-steps, starting with a partial or "transitional" mammalian middle ear in which the ectotympanic and malleus were still connected to the mandible by an ossified Meckel's Cartilage (MC), as observed in many Mesozoic mammals. This was followed by MC breakdown, freeing the ectotympanic and the malleus from the mandible and creating the definitive mammalian middle ear...
March 6, 2017: Nat Ecol Evol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424075/computational-modeling-of-airway-instability-and-collapse-in-tracheomalacia
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Scott J Hollister, Maximilian P Hollister, Sebastian K Hollister
BACKGROUND: Tracheomalacia (TM) is a condition of excessive tracheal collapse during exhalation. Both acquired and congenital forms of TM are believed to result from morphological changes in cartilaginous, fibrous and/or smooth muscle tissues reducing airway mechanical properties to a degree that precipitates collapse. However, neither the specific amount of mechanical property reduction nor the malacic segment lengths leading to life threatening airway collapse in TM are known. Furthermore, the specific mechanism of collapse is still debated...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414273/oriented-clonal-cell-dynamics-enables-accurate-growth-and-shaping-of-vertebrate-cartilage
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Marketa Kaucka, Tomas Zikmund, Marketa Tesarova, Daniel Gyllborg, Andreas Hellander, Josef Jaros, Jozef Kaiser, Julian Petersen, Bara Szarowska, Phillip T Newton, Vyacheslav Dyachuk, Lei Li, Hong Qian, Anne-Sofie Johansson, Yuji Mishina, Joshua D Currie, Elly M Tanaka, Alek Erickson, Andrew Dudley, Hjalmar Brismar, Paul Southam, Enrico Coen, Min Chen, Lee S Weinstein, Ales Hampl, Ernest Arenas, Andrei S Chagin, Kaj Fried, Igor Adameyko
Cartilaginous structures are at the core of embryo growth and shaping before the bone forms. Here we report a novel principle of vertebrate cartilage growth that is based on introducing transversally-oriented clones into pre-existing cartilage. This mechanism of growth uncouples the lateral expansion of curved cartilaginous sheets from the control of cartilage thickness, a process which might be the evolutionary mechanism underlying adaptations of facial shape. In rod-shaped cartilage structures (Meckel, ribs and skeletal elements in developing limbs), the transverse integration of clonal columns determines the well-defined diameter and resulting rod-like morphology...
April 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411397/chondrosarcoma-like-metastasis-from-a-poorly-differentiated-uterine-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-unique-morphology-and-diagnostic-pitfall-in-cytology
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Shohei Ikoma, Marlo Nicolas, Jaishree Jagirdar, Maria Luisa Policarpio-Nicolas
Rare cases of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma with chondroid differentiation from esophageal primary have been reported but none from the uterine cervix. Given the rarity of this phenomenon and potential diagnostic pitfall, we present this unusual case. The patient is a 25-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath. Computerized tomography (CT) showed several lung and pleural-based nodules. CT-guided core biopsy with touch preparations were performed on the pleural-based nodule. The touch preparations showed large, spindle-to-oval shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei embedded in metachromatic chondroid stroma...
April 14, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391818/a-computational-measurement-of-cartilaginous-endplate-structure-using-ultrashort-time-to-echo-mri-scanning
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Ri-Chu Jin, Yong-Can Huang, Keith D K Luk, Yong Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ultrashort time-to-echo (UTE) MRI scanning has been applied to observe the cartilaginous endplate (CEP) in intervertebral disc. CEP plays a critical role in IVD health and disease. Nevertheless, current measurements of CEP based on UTE MRI technique are still by manual segmentation, and observation of signal abnormality was usually time-consuming and often disturbed by subjective bias. This study hence proposed an efficient way to harvest the global parameters of CEP after UTE MRI scanning...
May 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390808/morphological-characteristics-of-external-auditory-canal-in-congenital-aural-stenosis-patients
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Dongming Yin, Chenlong Li, Keguang Chen, Juan Hong, Jieying Li, Lin Yang, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
Objective To investigate characteristics of congenital aural stenosis (CAS) patients' external auditory canal (EAC) (position, length, orientation, etc.) and compare them with normal EAC. METHODS: CT images of normal people and CAS patient were utilized. We obtained coordinates of EAC landmarks. Then the Matlab program could calculate some anatomic parameters about EAC, including distances from central point of tympanic annulus (CA), central point of osseous EAC opening (CO), central point of cartilaginous EAC inside opening (CCi), central point of cartilaginous EAC outside opening (CCo) to the Frankfurt horizontal plane (Pfrkt), the median sagittal plane (Psag), the coronal plane (Pcor); orientations of EAC bendings; straight and arc lengths of EAC...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384153/cartilage-formation-in-the-pelvic-skeleton-during-the-embryonic-and-early-fetal-period
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Misaki Okumura, Aoi Ishikawa, Tomoki Aoyama, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Hirohiko Imai, Tetsuya Matsuda, Akio Yoneyama, Tohoru Takeda, Tetsuya Takakuwa
The pelvic skeleton is formed via endochondral ossification. However, it is not known how the normal cartilage is formed before ossification occurs. Furthermore, the overall timeline of cartilage formation and the morphology of the cartilage in the pelvis are unclear. In this study, cartilage formation in the pelvic skeletons of 25 human fetuses (crown-rump length [CRL] = 11.9-75.0 mm) was observed using phase-contrast computed tomography and 7T magnetic resonance imaging. The chondrification center of the ilium, ischium, and pubis first appeared simultaneously at Carnegie stage (CS) 18, was located around the acetabulum, and grew radially in the later stage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377644/finite-element-analysis-of-sagittal-balance-in-different-morphotype-forces-and-resulting-strain-in-pelvis-and-spine
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Filardi, Portaro Simona, Giorgio Cacciola, Salvatore Bertino, Luigi Soliera, Andrea Barbanera, Alessandro Pisani, Demetrio Milardi, Bramanti Alessia
In humans, vertical posture acquisition caused several changes in bones and muscles which can be assumed as verticalization. Pelvis, femur, and vertebral column gain an extension position which decreases muscular work by paravertebral muscles in the latter. It's widely known that six different morphological categories exist; each category differs from the others by pelvic parameters and vertebral column curvatures. Both values depend on the Pelvic Incidence, calculated as the angle between the axes passing through the rotation centre of the two femur heads and the vertical axis passing through the superior plate of the sacrum...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363521/effectiveness-of-tissue-engineered-chitosan-gelatin-composite-scaffold-loaded-with-human-platelet-gel-in-regeneration-of-critical-sized-radial-bone-defect-in-rat
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Ahmad Oryan, Soodeh Alidadi, Amin Bigham-Sadegh, Ali Moshiri, Amir Kamali
Although many strategies have been utilized to accelerate bone regeneration, an appropriate treatment strategy to regenerate a new bone with optimum morphology and mechanical properties has not been invented as yet. This study investigated the healing potential of a composite scaffold consisting of chitosan (CS), gelatin (Gel) and platelet gel (PG), named CS-Gel-PG, on a bilateral critical sized radial bone defect in rat. Eighty radial bone defects were bilaterally created in 40 Sprague-Dawley rats and were randomly divided into eight groups including untreated, autograft, CS, Gel, CS-PG, Gel-PG, CS-Gel, and CS-Gel-PG treated defects...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360113/directional-preference-of-airway-smooth-muscle-mass-increase-in-human-asthmatic-airways
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Gijs Ijpma, Alice Panariti, Anne-Marie Lauzon, James G Martin
Airway smooth muscle (ASM) orientation and morphology determine the ability of the muscle to constrict the airway. In asthma, ASM mass is increased, but it is unknown whether ASM orientation and morphology are altered as well, or whether the remodelling at the source of the mass increase is ongoing. We dissected human airway trees from asthmatic and control lungs. Stained, intact airway sections were imaged in axial projection to show ASM bundle orientation, while cross-sectional histological slides were used to assess ASM area, bundle thickness and ASM bundle to basement membrane distance...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357686/evaluation-of-cell-interaction-with-polymeric-biomaterials-based-on-hyaluronic-acid-and-chitosan
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Mônica Helena Monteiro do Nascimento, Mariselma Ferreira, Sônia Maria Malmonge, Christiane Bertachini Lombello
Tissue engineering involves the development of new materials or devices capable of specific interactions with biological tissues, searching the use of biocompatible materials as scaffolds for in vitro cell growth, and functional tissue development, that is subsequently implanted into patient. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the initial aspects of cell interaction with the polymeric biomaterials blends based on hyaluronic acid with chitosan. The hypothesis approach involves synthesis and analysis of swelling and thermal degradation (thermal gravimetric analysis) of the polymer blend; and Vero cell interaction with the biomaterial, through analysis of cytotoxicity, adhesion and cell morphology...
May 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286227/ultrastructural-material-and-crystallographic-description-of-endophytic-masses-a-possible-damage-response-in-shark-and-ray-tessellated-calcified-cartilage
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Ronald Seidel, Michael Blumer, Paul Zaslansky, David Knötel, Daniel R Huber, James C Weaver, Peter Fratzl, Sidney Omelon, Luca Bertinetti, Mason N Dean
The cartilaginous endoskeletons of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are reinforced superficially by minute, mineralized tiles, called tesserae. Unlike the bony skeletons of other vertebrates, elasmobranch skeletons have limited healing capability and their tissues' mechanisms for avoiding damage or managing it when it does occur are largely unknown. Here we describe an aberrant type of mineralized elasmobranch skeletal tissue called endophytic masses (EPMs), which grow into the uncalcified cartilage of the skeleton, but exhibit a strikingly different morphology compared to tesserae and other elasmobranch calcified tissues...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244593/growth-factor-signaling-alters-the-morphology-of-the-zebrafish-ethmoid-plate
#18
Brian J Cusack, Trish E Parsons, Seth M Weinberg, Alexandre R Vieira, Heather L Szabo-Rogers
Craniofacial development relies on coordinated tissue interactions that allow for patterning and growth of the face. We know a priori that the Wingless, fibroblast growth factor, Hedgehog and transforming growth factor-beta growth factor signaling pathways are required for the development of the face, but how they contribute to the shape of the face is largely untested. Here, we test how each signaling pathway contributes to the overall morphology of the zebrafish anterior neurocranium. We tested the contribution of each signaling pathway to the development of the ethmoid plate during three distinct time periods: the time of neural crest migration [10 hour post fertilization (hpf)]; once the neural crest is resident in the face (20 hpf); and finally at the time at which the cartilaginous condensations are being initiated (48 hpf)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241131/ontogenetic-shifts-in-brain-organization-in-the-bluespotted-stingray-neotrygon-kuhlii-chondrichthyes-dasyatidae
#19
Thomas J Lisney, Kara E Yopak, Victoria Camilieri-Asch, Shaun P Collin
Fishes exhibit lifelong neurogenesis and continual brain growth. One consequence of this continual growth is that the nervous system has the potential to respond with enhanced plasticity to changes in ecological conditions that occur during ontogeny. The life histories of many teleost fishes are composed of a series of distinct stages that are characterized by shifts in diet, habitat, and behavior. In many cases, these shifts correlate with changes in overall brain growth and brain organization, possibly reflecting the relative importance of different senses and locomotor performance imposed by the new ecological niches they encounter throughout life...
2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155855/evolution-of-shh-endoderm-enhancers-during-morphological-transition-from-ventral-lungs-to-dorsal-gas-bladder
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Tomoko Sagai, Takanori Amano, Akiteru Maeno, Tetsuaki Kimura, Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yusuke Takehana, Kiyoshi Naruse, Norihiro Okada, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Toshihiko Shiroishi
Shh signalling plays a crucial role for endoderm development. A Shh endoderm enhancer, MACS1, is well conserved across terrestrial animals with lungs. Here, we first show that eliminating mouse MACS1 causes severe defects in laryngeal development, indicating that MACS1-directed Shh signalling is indispensable for respiratory organogenesis. Extensive phylogenetic analyses revealed that MACS1 emerged prior to the divergence of cartilaginous and bony fishes, and even euteleost fishes have a MACS1 orthologue. Meanwhile, ray-finned fishes evolved a novel conserved non-coding sequence in the neighbouring region...
February 3, 2017: Nature Communications
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