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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922109/regulation-of-hepcidin-expression-by-inflammation-induced-activin-b
#1
Yohei Kanamori, Makoto Sugiyama, Osamu Hashimoto, Masaru Murakami, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
Activin B is induced in response to inflammation in the liver and enhances hepcidin expression, but the source of activin B and the molecular mechanism underlying hepcidin induction are not clear yet. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation induced inhibin βB but not inhibin α or inhibin βA expression in the liver, implicating activin B induction. Immunoreactive inhibin βB was detected in endothelial cells and Kupffer cells in LPS-treated liver. Activin B, but not activin A or activin AB, directly increased hepcidin expression...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920040/regulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-family-signaling-by-inhibitory-smads
#2
Keiji Miyazawa, Kohei Miyazono
Inhibitory Smads (I-Smads) have conserved carboxy-terminal MH2 domains but highly divergent amino-terminal regions when compared with receptor-regulated Smads (R-Smads) and common-partner Smads (co-Smads). Smad6 preferentially inhibits Smad signaling initiated by the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) type I receptors ALK-3 and ALK-6, whereas Smad7 inhibits both transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)- and BMP-induced Smad signaling. I-Smads also regulate some non-Smad signaling pathways. Here, we discuss the vertebrate I-Smads, their roles as inhibitors of Smad activation and regulators of receptor stability, as scaffolds for non-Smad signaling, and their possible roles in the nucleus...
December 5, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919545/the-effects-of-pre-aeration-and-inoculation-on-solid-state-anaerobic-digestion-of-rice-straw
#3
Ying Zhou, Chao Li, Ivo Achu Nges, Jing Liu
Pre-aeration was investigated for enhancing biodegradation of recalcitrant lignocellulosic structure of rice straw under various low temperatures regimes (25, 35 and 45°C) and aeration durations (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8days). It was demonstrated aerated rice straw for 2days at 35°C resulted in highest hydrolytic efficiency and biochemical methane potential (BMP) (355.3±18.7mlCH4/gVS). Furthermore, both methane yields and initiation speeds of the solid-state anaerobic digestion (SS-AD) were inversely proportional to substrate-to-inoculum ratios due to the accumulation of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and poor mass transfer...
November 29, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912989/assessment-of-methane-production-from-shredder-waste-in-landfills-the-influence-of-temperature-moisture-and-metals
#4
Ehsan Fathi Aghdam, Charlotte Scheutz, Peter Kjeldsen
In this study, methane (CH4) production rates from shredder waste (SW) were determined by incubation of waste samples over a period of 230days under different operating conditions, and first-order decay kinetic constants (k-values) were calculated. SW and sterilized SW were incubated under different temperatures (20-25°C, 37°C, and 55°C), moisture contents (35% and 75% w/w) and amounts of inoculum (5% and 30% of the samples wet weight). The biochemical methane potential (BMP) from different types of SW (fresh, old and sieved) was determined and compared...
November 29, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906446/study-on-adhesion-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts-promoted-by-new-absorbable-bioactive-glass-injection-in-vitro
#5
A Axrap, J Wang, Y Liu, M Wang, A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts grown on absorbable bioactive glass-calcium phosphate cement injection (BG-CPC) materials in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BG-CPC composite biomaterial samples were prepared in vitro, for culture with MC3T3-E1 rat osteoblasts. Cells were divided into CPC, BG and BG-CPC treated groups. After cultivation for 3d, cells were stained with rhodamine-phalloidin and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) and observed by fluorescence microscopy for osteoblast morphology on the surface of biomaterials...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903375/-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-effects-of-cd137-stimulation-on-vascular-calcification-in-high-fat-diet-fed-apoe-mice
#6
Y Chen, J C Yan, J Y Weng, Z Q Wang, C P Wang, C Shao
Objective: To investigate the effect and related mechanism of CD137 stimulation on aortic atherosclerotic plaque calcification in high fat diet fed ApoE(-/-) mice and on calcification of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Methods: (1) ApoE(-/-) mice fed with high fat diet were randomly divided into 3 groups: CD137 activated group (treated by 200 μg CD137 agonist i. p. once per week for 6 weeks, n=5); CD137 inhibited group (anti-CD137 group: 200 μg anti-CD137 antibody + 200 μg CD137 agonist, i. p., once per week for 6 weeks, n=5) and control group (n=5)...
October 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885807/loading-of-bmp2-related-peptide-onto-three-dimensional-nano-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-accelerates-mineralization-in-critical-sized-cranial-bone-defects
#7
Tingfang Sun, Kui Zhou, Man Liu, Xiaodong Guo, Yanzhen Qu, Wei Cui, ZengWu Shao, Xianglin Zhang, Shuyun Xu
Extrusion free-forming, as a rapid prototyping technique, is extensively applied in fabricating ceramic material in bone tissue engineering. To improve the osteoinductivity of nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) scaffold fabricated by extrusion free-forming, in this study, we incorporated a new peptide (P28) and optimized the superficial microstructure after shaping by controlling the sintering temperature. P28, a novel bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP-2)-related peptide, was designed in this study. Analysis of the structure, physicochemical properties, and release kinetics of P28 from nHA sintered at temperatures ranging from 1000 °C to 1400 °C revealed that nHA sintered at 1000 °C had higher porosity, preferable pore size, and better capacity to control P28 release than that sintered at other temperatures...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885436/effects-of-aluminum-trichloride-on-the-cartilage-stimulatory-growth-factors-in-rats
#8
Fan Zhang, Xudong Sun, Hongyan Yu, Xu Yang, Miao Song, Yanfei Han, Yanfei Li, Yanzhu Zhu
Aluminum (Al) is considered to be a potentially toxic metal and inhibits cartilage formation. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) are cartilage stimulatory growth factors, which play important roles in regulating the cartilage formation. To investigate the effects of aluminum trichloride (AlCl3) on the regulation of cartilage formation. Eighty Wistar rats were orally exposed to 0 (control group), 0.4 g/L (low-dose group), 0.8 g/L (mid-dose group) and 1.6 g/L (high-dose group) AlCl3 for 120 days, respectively...
November 24, 2016: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882147/molecular-profiling-of-a-simple-rat-model-of-open-tibial-fractures-with-hematoma-and-periosteum-disruption
#9
Jose Rafael Villafan-Bernal, Lorenzo Franco-De La Torre, Ana Soledad Sandoval-Rodriguez, Juan Armendariz-Borunda, Juan Luis Alcala-Zermeno, Jose Alfonso Cruz-Ramos, Gabriela Lopez-Armas, Blanca Estela Ramirez-Bastidas, Gracia Viviana González-Enríquez, Emerson Armando Collazo-Guzman, Raigam Jafet Martinez-Portilla, Sergio Sánchez-Enríquez
Bone fractures are a worldwide public health concern. Therefore, improving understanding of the bone healing process at a molecular level, which could lead to the discovery of potential therapeutic targets, is important. In the present study, a model of open tibial fractures with hematoma disruption, periosteal rupture and internal fixation in 6-month-old male Wistar rats was established, in order to identify expression patterns of key genes and their protein products throughout the bone healing process. A tibial shaft fracture was produced using the three-point bending technique, the hematoma was drained through a 4-mm incision on the medial aspect of the tibia and the fracture stabilized by inserting a needle into the medullary canal...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864295/endothelial-cells-produce-bone-morphogenetic-protein-6-required-for-iron-homeostasis-in-mice
#10
Susanna Canali, Kimberly B Zumbrennen-Bullough, Amanda B Core, Chia-Yu Wang, Manfred Nairz, Richard Bouley, Filip K Swirski, Jodie L Babitt
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)6 signaling in hepatocytes is a central transcriptional regulator of the iron hormone hepcidin to control systemic iron balance. How iron levels are sensed to regulate hepcidin production is not known, but local induction of liver BMP6 expression by iron is proposed to have a critical role. To identify the cellular source of BMP6 responsible for hepcidin and iron homeostasis regulation, we generated mice with tissue specific ablation of Bmp6 in different liver cell populations and evaluated their iron phenotype...
November 18, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858400/optimisation-of-bmp-2-dosage-for-the-osseointegration-of-porous-titanium-implants-in-an-ovine-model
#11
E B Hunziker, J Jovanovic, A Horner, M J Keel, K Lippuner, N Shintani
In clinical orthopaedics, total joint replacements and spinal fusions are routine undertakings. Many of the implicated patients suffer from osteoporosis, severe arthrosis or osteopaenia. In individuals thus afflicted, the bony bed lacks the mechanical stability that is a requisite for a firm anchorage of the implant and its functional competence. To promote the bony bondage of an implant it is necessary to induce neo-ossification by the introduction of an osteogenic agent, such as bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2)...
November 18, 2016: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856416/regulation-and-function-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-in-colonic-injury-and-inflammation
#12
Tuo Ji, Hidehiko Takabayashi, Maria Mao, Xu Han, Xiang Xue, Jennifer C Brazil, Kathryn A Eaton, Yatrik M Shah, Andrea Todisco
The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) regulate gastrointestinal homeostasis. We investigated the expression of BMP-4 and the localization and function of BMP signaling during colonic injury and inflammation. Wild type mice and mice expressing the β-galactosidase (β-gal) gene under the control of a BMP responsive element (BRE), BMP-4-β-gal/+ mice, and animals generated by crossing villin-Cre mice to mice with floxed alleles of BMP receptor 1A (villin-Cre;Bmpr1a(flox/flox)), were treated with DSS to induce colonic injury and inflammation...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848974/differential-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-members-and-role-of-smad1-5-9-signalling-in-chondral-versus-endochondral-chondrocyte-differentiation
#13
Verena Dexheimer, Jessica Gabler, Katharina Bomans, Tanja Sims, Georg Omlor, Wiltrud Richter
Proteins of the transforming-growth-factor-β (TGF-β)-superfamily have a remarkable ability to induce cartilage and bone and the crosstalk of TGF-β - and BMP-signalling pathways appears crucial during chondrocyte development. Aim was to assess the regulation of TGF-β-superfamily members and of Smad2/3- and Smad1/5/9-signalling during endochondral in vitro chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) relative to chondral redifferentiation of articular chondrocytes (AC) to adjust chondrocyte development of MSC towards a less hypertrophic phenotype...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842921/suppression-of-osteoblast-related-genes-during-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells
#14
Yahya Açil, Amir Alexander Ghoniem, Aydin Gülses, Tobias Kisch, Felix Stang, Jörg Wiltfang, Matthias Gierloff
Recent studies indicated a lower osteogenic differentiation potential of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) compared to bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of potent combinations of highly osteogenic bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in order to enhance the osteogenic differentiation potential of ASCs. Human ASCs were cultured for 10 days in the presence of osteogenic medium consisting of dexamethasone, ß-glycerophosphate and ascorbat-2-phosphate (OM) supplemented with BMP-2, BMP-6, BMP-9+IGF-2 and BMP-2,-6,-9 (day 1+2: 50 ng/ml, days 3-6: 100 ng/ml, days 7-10: 200 ng/ml)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836514/mesophilic-anaerobic-digestion-of-several-types-of-spent-livestock-bedding-in-a-batch-leach-bed-reactor-substrate-characterization-and-process-performance
#15
S Riggio, M Torrijos, R Debord, G Esposito, E D van Hullebusch, J P Steyer, R Escudié
Spent animal bedding is a valuable resource for green energy production in rural areas. The properties of six types of spent bedding collected from deep-litter stables, housing either sheeps, goats, horses or cows, were compared and their anaerobic digestion in a batch Leach-Bed Reactor (LBR) was assessed. Spent horse bedding, when compared to all the other types, appeared to differ the most due to a greater amount of straw added to the litter and a more frequent litter change. Total solids content appeared to vary significantly from one bedding type to another, with consequent impact on the methane produced from the raw substrate...
November 8, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822590/do-osteoporotic-fractures-constitute-a-greater-recalcitrant-challenge-for-skeletal-regeneration-investigating-the-efficacy-of-bmp-7-and-zoledronate-treatment-of-diaphyseal-fractures-in-an-open-fracture-osteoporotic-rat-model
#16
N Mathavan, M Tägil, H Isaksson
: Osteoporotic fractures may pose a challenge for skeletal regeneration. This study investigates if pharmaceutical interventions such as bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) alone or in combination with Zoledronate have equivalent efficacy in osteoporotic bone? Our findings suggest they do and that an osteoporotic bone environment may increase sensitivity to BMP-7. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is thought to contribute to delayed or impaired bone healing. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) alone or synergistically combined with zoledronate (ZA) has proven effective in augmenting the regenerative response in healthy young male rats...
November 7, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818895/magnesium-alloy-transfected-bmscs-bmp-2-composite-in-repair-of-femoral-head-necrosis-with-assessment-of-visceral-organs
#17
Kaka A A Katiella, Zhang Yanru, Zhang Hui
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to investigate the effect of BMSCs transfected BMP-2 composite with magnesium alloy rod in the repair of the femoral head necrosis in New Zealand white rabbits. Multifactorial but mostly traumatic, osteonecrosis of the femoral head account for 10 % of the 250,000 total hip arthroplasties done annually in the United States while its prevalence in most countries in not known. However, early intervention prior to collapse is critical to successful outcomes in joint preserving procedures...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784668/muscle-as-an-osteoinductive-niche-for-local-bone-formation-with-the-use-of-a-biphasic-calcium-sulphate-hydroxyapatite-biomaterial
#18
D B Raina, A Gupta, M M Petersen, W Hettwer, M McNally, M Tägil, M-H Zheng, A Kumar, L Lidgren
OBJECTIVES: We have observed clinical cases where bone is formed in the overlaying muscle covering surgically created bone defects treated with a hydroxyapatite/calcium sulphate biomaterial. Our objective was to investigate the osteoinductive potential of the biomaterial and to determine if growth factors secreted from local bone cells induce osteoblastic differentiation of muscle cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We seeded mouse skeletal muscle cells C2C12 on the hydroxyapatite/calcium sulphate biomaterial and the phenotype of the cells was analysed...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779163/effects-of-roughly-focused-extracorporeal-shock-waves-therapy-on-the-expressions-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-osteoprotegerin-in-osteoporotic-fracture-in-rats
#19
Hai-Ming Huang, Xiao-Lin Li, Shu-Qiang Tu, Xiao-Feng Chen, Chang-Chun Lu, Liang-Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Roughly focused extracorporeal shock waves therapy (ESWT) is characterized by a wide focal area, a large therapy zone, easy positioning, and less pain during treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of roughly focused ESWT on the expression of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in osteoporotic fractures in rats. METHODS: Seventy-two female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, 3 months old, were divided into sham-operated group (n = 6) and an ovariectomized (OVX) group (n = 66)...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770387/primary-cilium-is-required-for-the-stimulating-effect-of-icaritin-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-osteoblasts-in-vitro
#20
X-N Ma, C-X Ma, W-G Shi, J Zhou, H-P Ma, Y-H Gao, C J Xian, K-M Chen
OBJECTIVE: Icaritin, one effective metabolite of Herba Epimedii-derived flavonoid icariin, has a strong osteogenic activity. However, its action mechanism remains unclear. Since primary cilia have been shown to play a pivotal role in regulating the osteogenesis, we hypothesized primary cilia are indispensable in mediating icaritin osteogenic effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary rat calvarial osteoblasts were transfected with siRNA1 targeting intraflagellar transport protein 88 (IFT88), a protein required for ciliogenesis, to prevent formation of primary cilium and were treated with 10(-6) M icaritin...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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