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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150938/regulation-of-calcification-in-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells-infected-with-high-glucose-treated-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#1
Te-Chuan Chen, Chien-Tsong Lin, Shao-Ju Chien, Shun-Fu Chang, Cheng-Nan Chen
Porphyromonas (P.) gingivalis infection leading to the periodontitis has been associated with the development of systemic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. However, the effect of a high concentration of glucose (HG) on the invasion efficiency of P. gingivalis and the consequent modulation of pathogenesis in vascular cells, especially in the vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), remains unclear. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate whether treating P. gingivalis with HG could change its invasion capability and result in VSMC calcification and the underlying mechanism...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147463/acidic-polysaccharide-from-angelica-sinensis-reverses-anemia-of-chronic-disease-involving-the-suppression-of-inflammatory-hepcidin-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Kaiping Wang, Jun Wu, Fang Cheng, Xiao Huang, Fang Zeng, Yu Zhang
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is the second most prevalent anemia and frequently occurs in patients with acute or chronic immune activation. In the current study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) against ACD in rats and the potential mechanisms involved. The results showed that ASP inhibited inflammatory hepcidin in both HepG2 cells and ACD rats by blocking the IL-6/STAT3 and BMP/SMAD pathways. In ACD rats, the administration of ASP increased ferroportin expression, mobilized iron from the liver and spleen, increased serum iron levels, caused an elevation of serum EPO, and effectively relieved the anemia...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146110/exploring-molecular-mechanism-of-bone-forming-capacity-of-eurycoma-longifolia-evidence-of-enhanced-expression-of-bone-related-biomarkers
#3
Hnin Ei Thu, Isa Naina Mohamed, Zahid Hussain, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
BACKGROUND: Among the numerous well-documented medicinal herbs, Eurycoma longifolia (EL) has gained remarkable recognition due to its promising efficacy of stimulating bone formation in androgen-deficient osteoporosis. Though numerous animal studies have explored the bone-forming capacity of EL, the exact mechanism was yet to be explored. OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to investigate the mechanism of bone-forming capacity of EL using MC3T3-E1 as an in vitro osteoblastic model...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145866/calcium-containing-scaffolds-induce-bone-regeneration-by-regulating-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-and-migration
#4
Rubén Aquino-Martínez, Alcira P Angelo, Francesc Ventura Pujol
BACKGROUND: Osteoinduction and subsequent bone formation rely on efficient mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) recruitment. It is also known that migration is induced by gradients of growth factors and cytokines. Degradation of Ca(2+)-containing biomaterials mimics the bone remodeling compartment producing a localized calcium-rich osteoinductive microenvironment. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of calcium sulfate (CaSO4) on MSC migration. In addition, to evaluate the influence of CaSO4 on MSC differentiation and the potential molecular mechanisms involved...
November 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145460/trail-attenuates-rankl-mediated-osteoblastic-signalling-in-vascular-cell-mono-culture-and-co-culture-models
#5
Emma Harper, Keith D Rochfort, Hannah Forde, Colin Davenport, Diarmuid Smith, Philip M Cummins
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascular calcification (VC) is a major risk factor for elevated cardiovascular morbidity/mortality. Underlying this process is osteoblastic signalling within the vessel wall involving complex and interlinked roles for receptor-activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), osteoprotegerin (OPG), and tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). RANKL promotes vascular cell osteoblastic differentiation, whilst OPG acts as a neutralizing decoy receptor for RANKL (and TRAIL)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144124/ionic-liquid-microstrips-impregnated-with-magnetic-nano-stirrers-for-sensitive-gas-sensors
#6
Richard Gondosiswanto, David Brynn Hibbert, Yu Fang, Chuan Zhao
Ionic liquids have been regarded as promising electrolytes as substitutes for volatile aqueous or organic solvents for electrochemical gas sensors. However ionic liquids are viscous and the slow diffusion of gas molecules leads to poor sensitivity and sluggish response times. Herein, we describe a strategy using an array of microstrips of ionic liquid containing magnetic nanoparticles as nano-stirrers for enhanced mass transport and gas sensing. Magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles are synthesized and dispersed in a hydrophobic ionic liquid [BMP][Ntf2]...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143524/injectable-shear-thinning-caso4-fgf-18-incorporated-chitin-plga-hydrogels-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-mice-cranial-bone-defect-model
#7
Sivashanmugam Amirthalingam, Pornkawee Charoenlarp, Sankar Deepthi, ArunKumar Rajendran, Shantikumar V Nair, Sachiko Iseki, Rangasamy Jayakumar
For craniofacial bone regeneration, shear thinning injectable hydrogels are favoured over conventional scaffolds due to their improved defect margin adaptability, easier handling and ability to be injected manually into deeper tissues. The most accepted method, after autografting, is the use of recombinant human BMP-2; however, complications such as inter-individual variations, edema, and poor cost-efficiency in supraphysiological doses have been reported. The endogenous synthesis of BMP-2 is desirable, and a molecule which induces this is FGF-18 since it can up-regulate the BMP-2 expression and positively modulate other osteogenic genes...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143459/the-spatial-patterning-of-rgd-and-bmp-2-mimetic-peptides-at-the-subcellular-scale-modulates-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-osteogenesis
#8
I Bilem, L Plawinski, P Chevallier, C Ayela, E D Sone, G Laroche, M C Durrieu
Engineering artificial extracellular matrices (ECMs), based on the biomimicry of the spatial distribution of proteins and growth factors within their native microenvironment, is of great importance for understanding mechanisms of bone tissue regeneration. Herein, photolithography is used to decorate glass surfaces with subcellular patterns of RGD and BMP-2 ligands; two mimetic peptides recognized to be involved in stem cells osteogenesis. The biological relevance of well-defined RGD and BMP-2 patterned surfaces is evaluated by investigating the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) into osteoblasts, in the absence of induction media...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140389/influence-of-rhbmp-2-on-guided-bone-regeneration-for-placement-and-functional-loading-of-dental-implants-a-radiographic-and-histologic-study-in-dogs
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Heithem Ben Amara, Jung-Won Lee, Jung-Ju Kim, Yun-Mi Kang, Eun-Jung Kang, Ki-Tae Koo
PURPOSE: Evidence on the outcomes of functional loading placed in recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2)/acellular collagen sponge (ACS)-induced bone is lacking. The aim of this study was to verify whether guided bone regeneration (GBR) with rhBMP-2/ACS enhances regeneration of missing bone and osseointegration of dental implants subject to functional loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two bilateral standardized large saddle-type defects (≈10 × 10 × 6 mm) were surgically created in each mandible of seven beagle dogs 2 months after tooth extraction...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139535/contribution-of-cranial-neural-crest-cells-to-mouse-skull-development
#10
Taofen Wu, Guiqian Chen, Fei Tian, Hong-Xiang Liu
The mammalian skull vault is a highly regulated structure that evolutionally protects brain growth during vertebrate development. It consists of several membrane bones with different tissue origins (e.g. neural crest-derived frontal bone and mesoderm-derived parietal bone). Although membrane bones are formed through intramembranous ossification, the neural crest-derived frontal bone has superior capabilities for osteoblast activities and bone regeneration via TGF, BMP, Wnt, and FGF signaling pathways. Neural crest (NC) cells are multipotent, and once induced, will follow specific paths to migrate to different locations of the body where they give rise to a diverse array of cell types and tissues...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138798/hey1-functions-as-a-positive-regulator-of-odontogenic-differentiation-in-odontoblast%C3%A2-lineage-cells
#11
Xiao Yin, Zhaobin Zeng, Jinliang Xing, Ansheng Zhang, Wenkai Jiang, Wei Wang, Hantang Sun, Longxing Ni
Substantial evidence has indicated that Notch and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling may regulate odontoblastic differentiation. Hairy/enhancer‑of‑split related with YRPW motif 1 (Hey1), a downstream target gene of Notch and BMP signaling, is expressed in dental pulp tissues and has been demonstrated to be responsible for osteoblast mineralization. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Hey1 on odontoblast differentiation. The results of the study demonstrated that Hey1 expression in odontoblast‑lineage cells (OLCs) was upregulated by stimulation of osteoblastic/odontoblastic differentiation medium containing ascorbic acid, β‑glycerol phosphate and dexamethasone...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138221/immature-cml-cells-implement-a-bmp-autocrine-loop-to-escape-tki-treatment
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Elodie Grockowiak, Bastien Laperrousaz, Sandrine Jeanpierre, Thibault Voeltzel, Boris Guyot, Stéphanie Gobert, Franck E Nicolini, Véronique Maguer-Satta
The BCR-ABL specific Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI) changed the outcome of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), turning a life-threatening disease into a chronic illness. However, TKI are not yet curative, since most patients retain leukemic stem cells (LSC) and their progenitors in bone marrow and relapse following treatment cessation. At diagnosis, deregulations of the Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP) pathway are involved in LSC and progenitors expansion. Here, we report that BMP pathway alterations persist in TKI-resistant patients...
November 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132258/effect-of-three-pretreatment-techniques-on-the-chemical-composition-and-on-the-methane-yields-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-prickly-pear-biomass
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P S Calabrò, E Catalán, A Folino, A Sánchez, D Komilis
Opuntia ficus-indica (OFI) is an emerging biomass that has the potential to be used as substrate in anaerobic digestion. The goal of this work was to investigate the effect of three pretreatment techniques (thermal, alkaline, acidic) on the chemical composition and the methane yield of OFI biomass. A composite experimental design with three factors and two to three levels was implemented, and regression modelling was employed using a total of 10 biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests. The measured methane yields ranged from 289 to 604 NmL/gVSadded; according to the results, only the acidic pretreatment (HCl) was found to significantly increase methane generation...
November 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131962/intercalation-and-deintercalation-of-lithium-at-the-ionic-liquid-graphite-0001-interface
#14
Florian Buchner, Jihyun Kim, Christiane Adler, Maral Bozorgchenani, Joachim Bansmann, R Jürgen Behm
The intercalation and deintercalation of lithium (Li) into / out of graphite(0001), which is a highly important process in Li-ion batteries, was investigated under ultrahigh vacuum conditions as a function of temperature, employing X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. Both the up-shifts of the core-level binding energy and the lowering of the work function ΔΦ reveal that heating of a monolayer of the battery-relevant ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-1-methyl-pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ([BMP](+)[TFSI](-)) adsorbed on lithiated graphite at 80 K to >230 K facilitates an accumulation of partially charged Li(δ+) atoms at the IL-graphite(0001) interface...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130990/increased-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-in-the-cutaneous-vasculature-of-patients-with-calciphylaxis
#15
Sagar U Nigwekar, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, Florian Wunderer, Emily Bloch, Rika Ichinose, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Ravi I Thadhani, Rajeev Malhotra, Donald B Bloch
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signal transduction in the pathogenesis of calciphylaxis. METHODS: Skin biopsy specimens were obtained from 18 patients with, and 12 patients without, calciphylaxis. Tissue sections were stained with antibodies directed against BMP effector proteins phosphorylated-SMAD (p-SMAD) 1/5/9, inhibitor of DNA 1 (Id1), inhibitor of DNA 3 (Id3), and Runx2. The intensity of staining was scored semi-quantitatively as strong versus weak or absent...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130651/further-delineation-of-the-gdf6-related-multiple-synostoses-syndrome
#16
Paulien A Terhal, Nienke E Verbeek, Nine Knoers, Rutger J A J Nievelstein, Ans van den Ouweland, Ralph J Sakkers, Lucienne Speleman, Gijs van Haaften
A mutation in GDF6 was recently found to underlie a multiple synostoses syndrome. In this report, we describe the second family with GDF6-related multiple synostoses syndrome (SYNS4), caused by a novel c.1287C>A/p.Ser429Arg mutation in GDF6. In addition to synostoses of carpal and/or tarsal bones, at least 6 of 10 affected patients in this family have been diagnosed with mild to moderate hearing loss. In four of them otosclerosis was said to be present, one patient had hearing loss due to severe stapes fixation at the age of 6 years, providing evidence that hearing loss in the GDF6-related multiple synostoses syndrome can be present in childhood...
November 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130392/a-novel-hybrid-multichannel-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-granule-based-composite-scaffold-for-cartilage-tissue-regeneration
#17
Albert Jung, Preeti Makkar, Jhaleh Amirian, Byong-Taek Lee
The objective of the present study was to develop a novel hybrid multichannel biphasic calcium phosphate granule (MCG)-based composite system for cartilage regeneration. First, hyaluronic acid-gelatin (HG) hydrogel was coated onto MCG matrix (MCG-HG). Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres was separately prepared and modified with polydopamine subsequent to BMP-7 loading (B). The surface-modified microspheres were finally embedded into MCG-HG scaffold to develop the novel hybrid (MCG-HG-PLGA-PD-B) composite system...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129809/characterization-and-spatiotemporal-expression-analysis-of-nine-bone-morphogenetic-protein-family-genes-during-intermuscular-bone-development-in-blunt-snout-bream
#18
Wei-Zhuo Zhang, Tian Lan, Chun-Hong Nie, Ning-Nan Guan, Ze-Xia Gao
Intermuscular bones (IBs) only exist in the myosepta of lower teleosts and its molecular mechanism remains to be clarified. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been demonstrated to be involved in various physiological processes, including bone and cartilage formation. In this study, we firstly obtained and characterized nine bmp genes for Megalobrama amblycephala, which belongs to Cyprinidae and have a certain amount of IBs. Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis both documented that the mature proteins of M...
November 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129677/upregulated-bmp6-pathway-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-vivo
#19
Sun Lin, Li Wei, Yang Ping, Li Xia, Xiao Shifu
In our previous work, we demonstrated the protective effect of BMP6 on neuron against Aβ toxicity in vitro. In the present study, our aim was to determine the effects of BMP6 in Aβ toxicity in vivo. Firstly, we evaluated the levels and localization of endogenous BMP6 in APP/PS1 transgenic mice. Secondly, dose-response effects of exogenous BMP6 and BMP6 pathway antagonists were tested in transgenic CL2006C. elegans (expressing Aβ3-42) lifespan and locomotor activity. We have three findings: 1) BMP6 was upregulated in the hippocampus in APP/PS1 mice...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129645/incretins-modulate-progesterone-biosynthesis-by-regulating-bone-morphogenetic-protein-activity-in-rat-granulosa-cells
#20
Yuki Nishiyama, Toru Hasegawa, Shiho Fujita, Nahoko Iwata, Satoko Nagao, Takeshi Hosoya, Kenichi Inagaki, Jun Wada, Fumio Otsuka
The effects of incretins on ovarian steroidogenesis have not been clarified. In this study, we investigated the effects of incretins, including GIP and GLP-1, on ovarian steroidogenesis using rat primary granulosa cells. Treatment with incretins significantly suppressed progesterone synthesis in the presence of FSH, and the effect of GIP was more potent than that of GLP-1. In contrast, incretins had no significant effect on estrogen synthesis by rat granulosa cells. In accordance with the effects of incretins on steroidogenesis, GIP and GLP-1 suppressed the expression of progesterogenic factors and enzymes, including StAR, P450scc, 3βHSD, but not P450arom, and cellular cAMP synthesis induced by FSH...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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