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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430006/evolutionary-changes-in-lamin-expression-in-the-vertebrate-lineage
#1
Reimer Stick, Annette Peter
The nuclear lamina is involved in fundamental nuclear functions and provides mechanical stability to the nucleus. Lamin filaments form a meshwork closely apposed to the inner nuclear membrane and a small fraction of lamins exist in the nuclear interior. Mutations in lamin genes cause severe hereditary diseases, the laminopathies. During vertebrate evolution the lamin protein family has expanded. While most vertebrate genomes contain four lamin genes, encoding the lamins A, B1, B2, and LIII, the majority of non-vertebrate genomes harbor only a single lamin gene...
April 21, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424075/computational-modeling-of-airway-instability-and-collapse-in-tracheomalacia
#2
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, Josh 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
#4
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/28410005/meeting-report-of-the-2016-bone-marrow-adiposity-meeting
#5
Bram van der Eerden, André van Wijnen
There is considerable interest in the physiology and pathology, as well as the cellular and molecular biology, of bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT). Because bone marrow adiposity is linked not only to systemic energy metabolism, but also to both bone marrow and musculoskeletal disorders, this biologic compartment has become of major interest to investigators from diverse disciplines. Bone marrow adiposity represents a virtual multi-tissue endocrine organ, which encompasses cells from multiple developmental lineages (e...
April 5, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403078/renal-dysplasia-characterized-by-prominent-cartilaginous-metaplasia-lesions-in-vacterl-association-a-case-report
#6
Takeo Nakaya, Taiju Hyuga, Yukichi Tanaka, Shina Kawai, Hideo Nakai, Toshiro Niki, Akira Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Renal dysplasia is the most important cause of end-stage renal disease in children. The histopathological characteristic of dysplasia is primitive tubules with fibromuscular disorganization. Renal dysplasia often includes metaplastic cartilage. Metaplastic cartilage in renal dysplasia has been explained as occurring secondary to vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Additionally, renal dysplasia is observed in renal dysplasia-associated syndromes, which are combinations of multiple developmental malformations and include VACTERL association...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401248/-nasal-turbinate-surgery
#7
F Sommer, J Lindemann, M-O Scheithauer, T K Hoffmann, J A Veit
The nose forms the first 8 cm of the upper respiratory tract and is responsible for cleansing, humidification, and temperature control of the supplied air. This is also referred to as conditioning. The nasal valve region, formed by the head of the lower nasal concha, portions of the cartilaginous septum, and the upper lateral cartilage, is responsible for diffusing and accelerating the respiratory airflow. Prerequisite are regular mucociliary clearance and sufficient air passage. Hypertrophy of the lower nasal turbinate is one of the most common causes of symptomatic nasal congestion...
April 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397071/taurine-promotes-the-cartilaginous-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#8
Xiuhua Yao, Huiling Huang, Zhou Li, Xiaohua Liu, Weijia Fan, Xinping Wang, Xuelian Sun, Jianmin Zhu, Hongrui Zhou, Huaying Wei
Taurine has been reported to influence osteogenic differentiation, but the role of taurine on cartilaginous differentiation using human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of taurine (0, 1, 5 and 10 mM) on the proliferation and chondrogenesis of hUC-MSCs by analyzing cell proliferation, accumulation of glycosaminoglycans and expression of cartilage specific mRNA. The results show though taurine did not affected the proliferation of hUC-MSCs, 5 mM of taurine is sufficient to enhanced the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans and up-regulate cartilage specific mRNA expression, namely collagen type II, aggrecan and SOX9...
April 10, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396871/innervation-of-the-human-cavum-conchae-and-auditory-canal-anatomical-basis-for-transcutaneous-auricular-nerve-stimulation
#9
P Bermejo, M López, I Larraya, J Chamorro, J L Cobo, S Ordóñez, J A Vega
The innocuous transcutaneous stimulation of nerves supplying the outer ear has been demonstrated to be as effective as the invasive direct stimulation of the vagus nerve for the treatment of some neurological and nonneurological disturbances. Thus, the precise knowledge of external ear innervation is of maximal interest for the design of transcutaneous auricular nerve stimulation devices. We analyzed eleven outer ears, and the innervation was assessed by Masson's trichrome staining, immunohistochemistry, or immunofluorescence (neurofilaments, S100 protein, and myelin-basic protein)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393539/autologous-bone-marrow-cell-stimulation-and-allogenic-chondrocyte-implantation-for-the-repair-of-full-thickness-articular-cartilage-defects-in-a-rabbit-model
#10
Sungwook Choi, Gyeong Min Kim, Young Hee Maeng, Hyunseong Kang, Chen Tai Teong, Emily E Lee, Seung Jin Yoo, Darryl D Dlima, Myung Ku Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of autologous bone marrow cell stimulation and allogenic chondrocyte implantation using 3-dimensional gel-type fibrin matrix in an animal model. DESIGN: Eighteen rabbits were divided into 2 treatment groups. One group was treated with a microfracture and covering of it with gel-type fibrin (AutoBMS; n = 9), and the other group was treated with allogenic chondrocytes mixed gel-type fibrin at the cartilage defect (AlloCI; n = 9)...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391818/a-computational-measurement-of-cartilaginous-endplate-structure-using-ultrashort-time-to-echo-mri-scanning
#11
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
#12
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/28388792/midvault-reconstruction-in-primary-rhinoplasty
#13
Shannon Rudy, Sami P Moubayed, Sam P Most
The nasal midvault is an important consideration in rhinoplasty. This region is defined by the attachment of the upper lateral cartilages (ULCs) to the nasal bones superiorly and the cartilaginous septum medially. Inadequate management of the nasal midvault can have negative functional and aesthetic ramifications. Indications for midvault reconstruction in primary rhinoplasty include a narrow midvault, dorsal hump resection, a deviated midvault, and an asymmetric midvault, with an additional relative indication of zone 1 lateral wall insufficiency (LWI), defined as dynamic collapse of a weakened lateral nasal wall at the level of the ULC...
April 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386058/cartilage-tissue-engineering-by-the-3d-bioprinting-of-ips-cells-in-a-nanocellulose-alginate-bioink
#14
Duong Nguyen, Daniel A Hägg, Alma Forsman, Josefine Ekholm, Puwapong Nimkingratana, Camilla Brantsing, Theodoros Kalogeropoulos, Samantha Zaunz, Sebastian Concaro, Mats Brittberg, Anders Lindahl, Paul Gatenholm, Annika Enejder, Stina Simonsson
Cartilage lesions can progress into secondary osteoarthritis and cause severe clinical problems in numerous patients. As a prospective treatment of such lesions, human-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were shown to be 3D bioprinted into cartilage mimics using a nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) composite bioink when co-printed with irradiated human chondrocytes. Two bioinks were investigated: NFC with alginate (NFC/A) or hyaluronic acid (NFC/HA). Low proliferation and phenotypic changes away from pluripotency were seen in the case of NFC/HA...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384153/cartilage-formation-in-the-pelvic-skeleton-during-the-embryonic-and-early-fetal-period
#15
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/28383167/hspa8-as-a-novel-fusion-partner-of-nr4a3-in-extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma
#16
Milena Urbini, Annalisa Astolfi, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo, Salvatore Serravalle, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Piero Picci, Valentina Indio, Marta Sbaraglia, Stefania Benini, Alberto Righi, Marco Gambarotti, Alessandro Gronchi, Chiara Colombo, Gian Paolo Dagrada, Silvana Pilotti, Roberta Maestro, Maurizio Polano, Maristella Saponara, Giuseppe Tarantino, Andrea Pession, Guido Biasco, Paolo Giovanni Casali, Silvia Stacchiotti
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a very rare sarcoma most often arising in the soft tissue. Rare EMC of the bone have been reported. EMC exhibits distinctive clinico-pathological and genetic features; however, despite the name, it lacks any feature of cartilaginous differentiation. EMC is characterized by the rearrangement of the NR4A3, which, in most cases (about 62-75%), is fused with EWSR1 and less frequently with other partners, including TAF15 (27%), TCF12 (4%), TFG and FUS. We herein report the identification by whole-transcriptome sequencing of HSPA8 as a novel fusion partner of NR4A3 in a case of EMC...
April 6, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377644/finite-element-analysis-of-sagittal-balance-in-different-morphotype-forces-and-resulting-strain-in-pelvis-and-spine
#17
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/28372299/new-tools-for-non-invasive-exploration-of-collagen-network-in-cartilaginous-tissue-engineered-substitute
#18
Christel Henrionnet, Dominique Dumas, Sébastien Hupont, Jean François Stoltz, Didier Mainard, Pierre Gillet, Astrid Pinzano
In tissue engineering approaches, the quality of substitutes is a key element to determine its ability to treat cartilage defects. However, in clinical practice, the evaluation of tissue-engineered cartilage substitute quality is not possible due to the invasiveness of the standard procedure, which is to date histology. The aim of this work was to validate a new innovative system performed from two-photon excitation laser adapted to an optical macroscope to evaluate at macroscopic scale the collagen network in cartilage tissue-engineered substitutes in confrontation with gold standard histologic techniques or immunohistochemistry to visualize type II collagen...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364534/three-dimensional-3d-columellar-strut-graft-in-rhinoplasty
#19
Adem Topkara
Background: Nasal tip surgery is the most important and most difficult step of an aesthetic rhinoplasty operation. Various suture and grafting techniques have been described for adequate tip rotation and projection in nasal tip surgery. Objectives: The author describes his technique of "three-dimensional (3D) columellar strut graft" in nasal tip surgery. Methods: Each patient is treated using the open technique rhinoplasty. The author's technique uses a 3D dorsal columellar strut with a special anatomy in the shape of a Y- on a horizontal plane...
April 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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
#20
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
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