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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526527/cellular-scale-model-of-growth-plate-an-in-silico-model-of-chondrocyte-hypertrophy
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H A Castro-Abril, J M Guevara, M A Moncayo, S J Shefelbine, L A Barrera, D A Garzón-Alvarado
The growth plate is the responsible for longitudinal bone growth. It is a cartilaginous structure formed by chondrocytes that are continuously undergoing a differentiation process that starts with a highly proliferative state, followed by cellular hypertrophy, and finally tissue ossification. Within the growth plate chondrocytes display a characteristic columnar organization that potentiates longitudinal growth. Both chondrocyte organization and hypertrophy are highly regulated processes influenced by biochemical and mechanical stimuli...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520463/a-preclinical-assessment-of-early-continuous-passive-motion-and-treadmill-therapeutic-exercises-for-generating-chondroprotective-effects-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
#2
Nai-Jen Chang, Kuan-Wei Lee, Chih-Jou Chu, Ming-You Shie, Pei-Hsi Chou, Chih-Chan Lin, Peir-In Liang
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a well-known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). However, whether using continuous passive motion (CPM) with or without additional treadmill exercise (TRE) in early ACL injury might provide chondroprotective effects and further decrease the risk of PTOA has yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: CPM may offer an enhanced chondroprotective effect, but TRE may attenuate that effect due to the mechanical stress on the joint and inflammatory cytokines in the joint...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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/28511868/tunnel-malpositions-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-risk-cartilaginous-changes-and-bucket-handle-meniscal-tear-arthroscopic-survey-in-both-primary-and-revision-surgery
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Daisuke Chiba, Eiichi Tsuda, Harehiko Tsukada, Kohei Iio, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
OBJECTIVES: There are not many chances to arthroscopically reassess how graft tunnel malpositions in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) associate with intra-articular degeneration in revision ACLR. This study was aimed to evaluate whether radiographic tunnel position in primary ACLR affect cartilaginous changes and bucket-handle meniscus tears in revision ACLR. METHODS: Thirty-five patients who underwent revision ACLR were recruited; their primary surgeries were single-bundle reconstructions...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511398/undifferentiated-uterine-sarcoma-an-uncommon-case-report
#5
Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Chhanda Das, Tamanna Parvin, Keya Basu
Endometrial Stromal Sarcomas (ESS) are rare uterine malignancy of mesodermal origin. A 65-year-old female presented with postmenopausal bleeding in the Department of Gynaecology in our hospital. Computed Topography (CT) revealed an enlarged uterus with areas of low attenuation. On gross appearance endometrial cavity was distorted with an irregular friable necrotic mass. Histopathologically, it was diagnosed as undifferentiated uterine sarcoma. Rhabdoid, osteoid and cartilaginous differentiation were found along with osteoclast like giant cells...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501961/risk-factors-for-local-recurrence-from-atypical-cartilaginous-tumour-and-enchondroma-of-the-long-bones
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Costantino Errani, Shinji Tsukamoto, Giovanni Ciani, Manabu Akahane, Luca Cevolani, Piergiuseppe Tanzi, Akira Kido, Kanya Honoki, Yasuhito Tanaka, Davide Maria Donati
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study is to verify possible clinical and radiological findings with regard to distinguishing enchondroma from atypical cartilaginous tumour (ACT). In addition, this study determined risk factors that are associated with local recurrence of enchondroma or ACT treated with curettage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 54 patients with enchondroma and 35 patients with ACT of the long bones treated by curettage between 1986 and 2015...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493426/optical-coherence-elastography-for-strain-dynamics-measurements-in-laser-correction-of-cornea-shape
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Vladimir Y Zaitsev, Alexander L Matveyev, Lev A Matveev, Grigory V Gelikonov, Alexander I Omelchenko, Olga I Baum, Sergey E Avetisov, Andrey V Bolshunov, Vladimir I Siplivy, Dmitry V Shabanov, Alex Vitkin, Emil N Sobol
We describe the use of elastographic processing in phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) for visualizing dynamics of strain and tissue-shape changes during laser-induced photothermal corneal reshaping, for applications in the emerging field of non-destructive and non-ablative (non-LASIK) laser vision correction. The proposed phase-processing approach based on fairly sparse data acquisition enabled rapid data processing and near-real-time visualization of dynamic strains. The approach avoids conventional phase unwrapping, yet allows for mapping strains even for significantly supra-wavelength inter-frame displacements of scatterers accompanied by multiple phase-wrapping...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492928/local-changes-to-the-distal-femoral-growth-plate-following-injury-in-mice
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Lauren M Mangano Drenkard, Meghan E Kupratis, Katie Li, Louis C Gerstenfeld, Elise F Morgan
Injury to the growth plate is associated with growth disturbances, most notably premature cessation of growth. The goal of this study was to identify spatial changes in the structure and composition of the growth plate in response to injury to provide a foundation for developing therapies that minimize the consequences for skeletal development. We used contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography (CECT) and histological analyses of a murine model of growth plate injury to quantify changes in the cartilaginous and osseous tissue of the growth plate...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492512/aldosterone-and-mineralocorticoid-receptors-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#9
John W Funder
Aldosterone is a uniquely terrestrial hormone, first appearing in lungfish, which have both gills and lungs. Mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs), on the other hand, evolved much earlier, and are found in cartilaginous and bony fish, presumptive ligand cortisol. MRs have equivalent high affinity for aldosterone, progesterone, and cortisol; in epithelia, despite much higher cortisol circulating levels, aldosterone selectively activates MRs by co-expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, Type 11...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489328/induction-of-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-biomimetic-gold-nanoparticles-with-tunable-rgd-density
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Jingchao Li, Xiaomeng Li, Jing Zhang, Naoki Kawazoe, Guoping Chen
Nanostructured materials have drawn a broad attention for their applications in biomedical fields. Ligand-modified nanomaterials can well mimic the dynamic extracellular matrix (ECM) microenvironments to regulate cell functions and fates. Herein, ECM mimetic gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) with tunable surface arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) density are designed and synthesized to induce the chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). The biomimetic Au NPs with an average size of 40 nm shows good biocompatibility without affecting the cell proliferation in the studied concentration range...
May 10, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487368/matrix-gla-protein-deficiency-impairs-nasal-septum-growth-causing-midface-hypoplasia
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Juliana Marulanda, Hazem Eimar, Marc D McKee, Michelle Berkvens, Valentin Nelea, Hassem Roman, Teresa Borrás, Faleh Tamimi, Mathieu Ferron, Monzur Murshed
Genetic and environmental factors may lead to abnormal growth of the orofacial skeleton affecting the overall structure of the face. In the current study, we investigated the craniofacial abnormalities in a mouse model for Keutel syndrome, a rare genetic disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in the matrix Gla protein (MGP) gene. Keutel syndrome patients show diffuse ectopic calcification of cartilaginous tissues and impaired midface development. Our comparative cephalometric analyses of micro-CT images revealed a severe midface hypoplasia in Mgp-/- mice...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486546/cranial-asymmetry-arises-later-in-the-life-history-of-the-blind-mexican-cavefish-astyanax-mexicanus
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Amanda K Powers, Erin M Davis, Shane A Kaplan, Joshua B Gross
As a consequence of adaptation to the cave environment, the blind Mexican cavefish, Astyanax mexicanus, has evolved several cranial aberrations including changes to bone sizes, shapes and presence of numerous lateral asymmetries. Prior studies of cranial asymmetry in cavefish focused strictly on adult specimens. Thus, the extent to which these asymmetries emerge in adulthood, or earlier in the life history of cavefish, was unknown. We performed a geometric morphometric analysis of shape variation in the chondrocranium and osteocranium across life history in two distinct cavefish populations and surface-dwelling fish...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484589/idh1-or-2-mutations-do-not-predict-outcome-and-do-not-cause-loss-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-or-altered-histone-modifications-in-central-chondrosarcomas
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Arjen H G Cleven, Johnny Suijker, Georgios Agrogiannis, Inge H Briaire-de Bruijn, Norma Frizzell, Attje S Hoekstra, Pauline M Wijers-Koster, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Judith V M G Bovée
BACKGROUND: Mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)1 or -2 are found in ~50% of conventional central chondrosarcomas and in up to 87% of their assumed benign precursors enchondromas. The mutant enzyme acquires the activity to convert α-ketoglutarate into the oncometabolite d-2-hydroxyglutarate (d-2-HG), which competitively inhibits α-ketoglutarate dependent enzymes such as histone- and DNA demethylases. METHODS: We therefore evaluated the effect of IDH1 or -2 mutations on histone modifications (H3K4me3, H3K9me3 and H3K27me3), chromatin remodeler ATRX expression, DNA modifications (5-hmC and 5-mC), and TET1 subcellular localization in a genotyped cohort (IDH, succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and fumarate hydratase (FH)) of enchondromas and central chondrosarcomas (n = 101) using immunohistochemistry...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484562/giant-convexity-chondroma-with-dural-involvement-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Venkatesh Raju, Raju Raman, Balamurugan Shanmugasundaram, Indunesh Kochikaran
Intracranial chondromas are rare benign cartilaginous tumors arising usually from the skull base. We present a case of giant chondroma with dural attachment. Imaging modalities and management pearls are discussed. A brief review of literature is also presented.
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482562/bimodal-morphological-analyses-of-native-and-engineered-tissues
#15
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/28477165/diagnostic-accuracy-of-surface-coil-mri-in-assessing-cartilaginous-invasion-in-laryngeal-tumours-do-we-need-contrast-agent-administration
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Lorenzo Preda, Giorgio Conte, Luke Bonello, Caterina Giannitto, Elena Tagliabue, Sara Raimondi, Mohssen Ansarin, Luigi De Benedetto, Augusto Cattaneo, Fausto Maffini, Massimo Bellomi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of MRI performed using surface coils, with and without contrast medium, in predicting thyroid and cricoid cartilage infiltration in laryngeal tumours, and to investigate whether the radiologist's experience influences diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled patients with biopsy-proven laryngeal cancer who had undergone preoperative staging MRI and open surgery. Two radiologists with different experience (senior vs...
May 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474537/physioxia-promotes-the-articular-chondrocyte-like-phenotype-in-human-chondroprogenitor-derived-self-organized-tissue
#17
Devon E Anderson, Brandon Markway, Kenneth J Weekes, Helen E McCarthy, Brian Johnstone
INTRODUCTION: Biomaterial-based tissue engineering has not successfully reproduced the structural architecture or functional mechanical properties of native articular cartilage. In scaffold-free tissue engineering systems, cells secrete and organize the entire extracellular matrix over time in response to environmental signals, such as oxygen level. In this study, we investigated the effect of oxygen on the formation of neocartilage from human-derived chondrogenic cells. METHODS: Articular chondrocytes (ACs) and articular cartilage progenitor cells (ACPs) derived from healthy human adults were guided toward cell condensation by centrifugation onto plate inserts that were uncoated or coated with either agarose or fibronectin...
May 5, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470724/evolutionary-mechanisms-that-generate-morphology-and-neural-circuit-diversity-of-the-cerebellum
#18
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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/28468932/evolution-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-sequence-structure-and-function
#19
Michael E Baker, Yoshinao Katsu
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is descended from a corticoid receptor (CR), which has descendants in lamprey and hagfish, cyclostomes (jawless fish), a taxon that evolved at the base of the vertebrate line. A distinct MR and GR first appear in cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes), such as sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras. Skate MR has a strong response to corticosteroids that are mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids in humans. The half-maximal responses (EC50s) for skate MR for the mineralocorticoids aldosterone and 11-deoxycorticosterone are 0...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468151/tracheal-cartilaginous-sleeve-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis-an-underrecognized-source-of-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
#20
Brent B Pickrell, Jesse D Meaike, Karina T Cañadas, Binoy M Chandy, Edward P Buchanan
Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) is a rare and previously unrecognized source of morbidity and mortality in patients with certain craniosynostosis syndromes. There is a paucity of reporting on this airway anomaly, and the true incidence of TCS is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of TCS among patients with syndromic craniosynostosis at our institution. Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent direct bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy were evaluated retrospectively by pediatric otolaryngologists for the presence of TCS and associated anomalies...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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