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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812679/meckel-s-cartilage-breakdown-offers-clues-to-mammalian-middle-ear-evolution
#1
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: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812406/types-of-orbital-osteoma-a-descriptive-analysis
#2
Tayyab Afghani, Hassan Mansoor
AIMS: This study describes different types of orbital osteoma based on clinical per-operative morphology and radiological findings to facilitate communication between ophthalmologists and surgical management for a better patient outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in the Orbit and Oculoplastics Department of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2014. A retrospective analysis of 520 diagnosed orbital tumours who presented to us was carried out and the prevalence of orbital osteoma was determined...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802681/activated-fgfr3-promotes-bone-formation-via-accelerating-endochondral-ossification-in-mouse-model-of-distraction-osteogenesis
#3
Yusuke Osawa, Masaki Matsushita, Sachi Hasegawa, Ryusaku Esaki, Masahito Fujio, Bisei Ohgawara, Naoki Ishiguro, Kinji Ohno, Hiroshi Kitoh
Achondroplasia (ACH) is one of the most common short-limbed skeletal dysplasias caused by gain-of-function mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptors 3 (FGFR3) gene. Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a treatment option for short stature in ACH in some countries. Although the patients with ACH usually show faster healing in DO, details of the newly formed bone have not been examined. We have developed a mouse model of DO and analyzed new bone regenerates of the transgenic mice with ACH (Fgfr3(ach) mice) histologically and morphologically...
August 9, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796694/myoepithelioma-of-soft-tissue-with-both-squamous-and-adipocytic-metaplasia
#4
Ashley Elsensohn, Joshua H Mo, Tyler J Maly, Patrick K Lee, Sebastien de Feraudy
Soft tissue, or cutaneous, myoepitheliomas are rare tumors arising solely from a myoepithelial origin. These neoplasms are typically associated with uncertain differentiation and can contain cellular morphologies that include spindle, plasmacytoid, epithelioid, or clear cell forms. Soft tissue myoepitheliomas are commonly found on the lower limbs and in the pelvic girdle but can occur throughout the body. A small minority display heterogenous differentiation, typically osseous or cartilaginous in nature. Squamous and adipocytic cell types are much rarer...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792510/morphological-and-taxonomic-descriptions-of-a-new-genus-and-species-of-killifishes-teleostei-cyprinodontiformes-from-the-high-andes-of-northern-chile
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Gloria Arratia, Irma Vila, Natalia Lam, Claudia Jimena Guerrero, Claudio Quezada-Romegialli
A new genus and species, Pseudorestias lirimensis, is described from the southern part of the Chilean Altiplano. While sharing several characters that clearly align the new species with Orestias, this new fish is characterized by numerous autapomorphies: the Meckel cartilage is a continuous cartilage that broadly expands posteriorly (in large specimens, it keeps its anterior part and is resorbed posteriorly), the basibranchials are fused into one long element, the second pharyngobranchial is not displaced dorsally over pharyngobranchial tooth plate 3+4, but they are aligned, the anterior and posterior ceratohyals are closely articulated keeping a scarce amount of cartilage between both bones and ventral to them, ossified middle and distal dorsal radials are present in females as well as ossified middle and distal anal radials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783120/platelet-rich-fibrin-facilitates-rabbit-meniscal-repair-by-promoting-meniscocytes-proliferation-migration-and-extracellular-matrix-synthesis
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Chin-Chean Wong, Tzong-Fu Kuo, Tsung-Lin Yang, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Ming-Fang Lin, Chung-Hsun Chang, Yun-Ho Lin, Wing P Chan
Although platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been used in clinical practice for some time, to date, few studies reveal its role as a bioactive scaffold in facilitating meniscal repair. Here, the positive anabolic effects of PRF on meniscocytes harvested from the primary culture of a rabbit meniscus were revealed. The rabbit meniscocytes were cultured with different concentrations of PRF-conditioned medium, and were evaluated for their ability to stimulate cell migration, proliferation, and extracellular matrix formation...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770681/laterality-is-universal-among-fishes-but-increasingly-cryptic-among-derived-groups
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Michio Hori, Mifuyu Nakajima, Hiroki Hata, Masaki Yasugi, Satoshi Takahashi, Masanori Nakae, Kosaku Yamaoka, Masanori Kohda, Jyun-Ichi Kitamura, Masayoshi Maehata, Hirokazu Tanaka, Norihiro Okada, Yuichi Takeuchi
Laterality has been studied in several vertebrates, mainly in terms of brain lateralization and behavioral laterality, but morphological asymmetry has not been extensively investigated. Asymmetry in fishes was first described in scale-eating cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, in the form of bilateral dimorphism in which some individuals, when opening their mouths, twist them to the right and others to the left. This asymmetry has a genetic basis, and is correlated with lateralized attack behaviors. This has subsequently been found in fishes from numerous taxa with various feeding habits...
August 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687415/age-related-changes-in-the-morphological-relationship-between-the-supratubal-recess-and-the-eustachian-tube
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Juan Hong, Keguang Chen, Huiying Lyu, Dongming Yin, Lin Yang, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study age-related changes in the morphology of the supratubal recess (STR) and its relationship with the Eustachian tube (ET). METHODS: Seventy randomly selected computed tomography (CT) images of non-pathological temporal bones of 49 patients were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were grouped according to age into 4 age groups: group A (0-3 years), group B (4-8 years), group C (9-18 years) and group D (19-50 years). Space analytic geometry was assessed to directly calculate the morphology of the STR and the ET...
July 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667704/growth-and-development-at-the-sphenoethmoidal-junction-in-perinatal-primates
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Timothy D Smith, Matthew J McMahon, Michelle E Millen, Catherine Llera, Serena M Engel, Ly Li, Kunwar P Bhatnagar, Anne M Burrows, Michael P Zumpano, Valerie B DeLeon
Integration of the sphenoid and ethmoid bones during early postnatal development is poorly described in the literature. A uniquely prolonged patency of sphenoethmoidal synchondrosis, or prespheno-septal synchondrosis (PSept) has been attributed to humans. However, the sphenoethmoidal junction has not been studied using a comparative primate sample. Here, we examined development of the sphenoethmoidal interface using ontogenetic samples of Old and New World monkeys, strepsirrhine primates (lemurs and lorises), and a comparative sample of other mammals...
July 1, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647600/the-in-vitro-biocompatibility-of-d-raffinose-modified-chitosan-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-systems-for-culturing-of-horse-articular-chondrocytes
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Elena De Angelis, Francesca Ravanetti, Paolo Martelli, Antonio Cacchioli, Ana Ivanovska, Attilio Corradi, Sonia Nasi, Annalisa Bianchera, Benedetta Passeri, Elena Canelli, Ruggero Bettini, Paolo Borghetti
The present study investigated the biocompatibility of chitosan films and scaffolds modified with d-(+)raffinose and their capability to support the growth and maintenance of the differentiation of articular chondrocytes in vitro. Primary equine articular chondrocytes were cultured on films and scaffolds of modified d-(+) raffinose chitosan. Their behavior was compared to that of chondrocytes grown in conventional bi- and three-dimensional culture systems, such as micromasses and alginate beads. Chitosan films maintained the phenotype of differentiated chondrocytes (typical round morphology) and sustained the synthesis of cartilaginous extracellular matrix (ECM), even at 4weeks of culture...
June 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645676/a-journey-through-growth-plates-tracking-differences-in-morphology-and-regulation-between-the-spine-and-long-bones-in-a-pig-model
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Adalbert Raimann, Alireza Javanmardi, Monika Egerbacher, Gabriele Haeusler
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The process of linear growth is driven by axial elongation of both long bones and vertebral bodies and accomplished by enchondral ossification. Differences in regulation between the two skeletal sites are mirrored clinically by the age course in body proportions. Whereas growth plates in long bones can easily be discriminated, vertebral growth plates are part of the cartilaginous endplate, which typically shows important species differences. PURPOSE: To describe and compare histological, histomorphometric and regulatory characteristics in the growth plates of the spine and long bones in a porcine model...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631675/-the-morphological-and-clinical-aspects-of-the-curvature-of-the-nasal-septum
#12
V N Krasnozhen, D A Shcherbakov, A V Volodeev, L A Musina, Yu A Garskova
The curvature of the nasal septum (NS) is one of the most widespread deformations of the facial skeleton. The objective of the present study was to substantiate the principles of and develop the rationale for the surgical correction and conservative treatment of this condition based on the morphological features of various types of deflection of the nasal septum. We have undertaken the morphological analysis of the osseous and cartilaginous structures determining the type and the shape of the curvature of the nasal septum together with the clinical analysis of different morphological variants of the deflection of the nasal septum making use of the R...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628951/cranial-indicators-identified-for-peak-incidence-of-otitis-media
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Anthony Pagano, Eugene Wang, Derek Yuan, Daniel Fischer, Charles Bluestone, Samuel Marquez, Jeffrey Laitman
Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common pediatric conditions worldwide. Peak age of occurrence for AOM has been identified within the first postnatal year and it remains frequent until approximately six postnatal years. Morphological differences between adults and infants in the cartilaginous Eustachian tube (CET) and associated structures may be responsible for development of this disease yet few have investigated normal growth trajectories. We tested hypotheses on coincidence of skeletal growth changes and known ages of peak AOM occurrence...
June 19, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590074/evolutionary-bottlenecks-in-brackish-water-habitats-drive-the-colonization-of-fresh-water-by-stingrays
#14
K N Kirchhoff, T Hauffe, B Stelbrink, C Albrecht, T Wilke
Species richness in freshwater bony fishes depends on two main processes: the transition into and the diversification within freshwater habitats. In contrast to bony fishes, only few cartilaginous fishes, mostly stingrays (Myliobatoidei), were able to colonize fresh water. Respective transition processes have been mainly assessed from a physiological and morphological perspective, indicating that the freshwater lifestyle is strongly limited by the ability to perform osmoregulatory adaptations. However, the transition history and the effect of physiological constraints on the diversification in stingrays remain poorly understood...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580627/age-related-modulation-of-angiogenesis-regulating-factors-in-the-swine-meniscus
#15
Alessia Di Giancamillo, Daniela Deponti, Silvia Modina, Irene Tessaro, Cinzia Domeneghini, Giuseppe Maria Peretti
An in-depth knowledge of the native meniscus morphology and biomechanics in its different areas is essential to develop an engineered tissue. Meniscus is characterized by a great regional variation in extracellular matrix components and in vascularization. Then, the aim of this work was to characterize the expression of factors involved in angiogenesis in different areas during meniscus maturation in pigs. The menisci were removed from the knee joints of neonatal, young and adult pigs, and they were divided into the inner, intermediate and outer areas...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575984/chitosan-%C3%AE-poly-glutamic-acid-scaffolds-with-surface-modified-albumin-elastin-and-poly-l-lysine-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#16
Yung-Chih Kuo, Hao-Fu Ku, Rajendiran Rajesh
Cartilage has limited ability to self-repair due to the absence of blood vessels and nerves. The application of biomaterial scaffolds using biomimetic extracellular matrix (ECM)-related polymers has become an effective approach to production of engineered cartilage. Chitosan/γ-poly(glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) scaffolds with different mass ratios were prepared using genipin as a cross-linker and a freeze-drying method, and their surfaces were modified with elastin, human serum albumin (HSA) and poly-l-lysine (PLL)...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556569/matrilin-3-co-delivery-with-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promotes-articular-cartilage-regeneration-in-a-rat-osteochondral-defect-model
#17
Manjunatha S Muttigi, ByoungJu Kim, Bogyu Choi, Arai Yoshie, Hemant Kumar, Inbo Han, Hansoo Park, Soo-Hong Lee
Matrilin-3 is an essential extracellular matrix (ECM) component present only in cartilaginous tissues. Matrilin-3 exerts chondro-protective effects by regulating an anti-inflammatory function and ECM components. We hypothesized that the co-delivery of matrilin-3 with infrapatellar adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (Ad-MSCs) may enhance articular cartilage regeneration. Matrilin-3 treatment of Ad-MSCs in serum-free media induced collagen II and aggrecan expression, andmatrilin-3 in chondrogenic media (CM) also enhanced in vitro chondrogenic differentiation...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554756/metanephric-stromal-tumor-with-a-rare-incidence-of-squamous-epithelium-a-case-report-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
#18
Jia Wang, Wenjie Jin, Xiangru Wu
Metanephric stromal tumor (MST) of the kidney, a rare benign pediatric neoplasm recognized for less than 20 years, is not widely known. The authors describe a case of MST with rare squamous epithelium in a 14-month-old female. A renal mass was discovered during her fetal period. After her birth, computerized tomography revealed that the mass was localized in the inferior pole of her left kidney. She then underwent nephrectomy. The tumor was an unencapsulated but well-defined mass with a white, solid and firm cut surface and had dimensions of 4cm×3...
March 21, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
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
#19
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
#20
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
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