DURING vertebrate limb development, positional information must be specified along three distinct axes. Although much progress has been made in our understanding of the molecular interactions involved in anterior-posterior and proximal-distal limb patterning, less is known about dorsal-ventral patterning1-3. The genes Wnt-7a and Lmx-1, which are expressed in dorsal limb ectoderm and mesqderm, respectively, are thought to be important regulators of dorsal limb differentiation4-6. Whether a complementary set of molecules controls ventral limb development has not been clear. Here we report that Engrailed-1, a homeodomain-containing transcription factor expressed in embryonic ventral limb ectoderm7-8, is essential for ventral limb patterning. Loss of Engrailed-1 function in mice results in dorsal transformations of ventral paw structures, and in subtle alterations along the proximal-distal limb axis. Engrailed-1 seems to act in part by repressing dorsal differentiation induced by Wnt-7a, and is essential
TY - JOUR. T1 - Trophic effect of transferrin on amphibian limb regeneration blastemas. AU - Mescher, Anthony. AU - Munaim, S. I.. PY - 1984. Y1 - 1984. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021280796&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021280796&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. VL - 230. SP - 485. EP - 490. JO - Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology. JF - Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology. SN - 0022-104X. IS - 3. ER - ...
A method and apparatus for anchoring suture to bone includes an anchor formed by twisting a wire to provide a loop with two legs extending distally from the twist. Each leg bends outwardly through 180 to define respective knee segments between inner and outer leg segments, the outer leg segments terminating in sharp points for penetrating a bone tunnel wall. The outer leg segments are initially parallel and define an anchor width smaller than the bone tunnel diameter, thereby permitting the anchor to be inserted into and removed from the tunnel. The anchor is deployed with an insertion tool arranged to deformably pivot the outer leg segments about the knee segments, thereby causing the pointed ends to penetrate the tunnel wall in response to applied withdrawal forces. The anchor wire may be assembled on an anchor sleeve through which the loop projects proximally while the outer leg segments reside in wire relief recesses defined in the sleeve periphery. The insertion tool selectively forces the sleeve
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differential expression of the frizzled family involved in Wnt signaling during chick limb development.. AU - Nohno, T.. AU - Kawakami, Y.. AU - Wada, N.. AU - Komaguchi, C.. AU - Nishimatsu, S.. PY - 1999/7. Y1 - 1999/7. N2 - Members of the frizzled (Fz) family are involved in Wnt signaling during embryogenesis in the vertebrate. We identified chicken cognates of Fz-2, Fz-3, Fz-4, Fz-6 and Fz-8, and examined spatial and temporal expression patterns in the chick embryos by whole-mount in situ hybridization. Fz-4 is intensely expressed in the apical ectodermal ridge and distal mesenchyme of the limb bud at stages 20 to 27. The transcripts are confined to the posterior-distal end of the digit-forming region at stages 25 to 27. Fz-2 is weakly expressed in the proximal limb mesenchyme at stages 25 to 27, while Fz-3 and Fz-6 expressions are uniform in the limb bud at these stages. Fz-2 is also expressed in the dermatomyotome. No expression signal for Fz-8 is detectable in the embryo ...
To investigate whether the uniqueness of proximal and distal limb regenerates could be attributed simply to differing blastemal growth characteristics, their increase in volume, cell number and cell-cycle times were determined. With respect to these parameters proximal and distal blastemas were identical and, furthermore, no evidence could be found for the existence of separate growth zones such as an apical proliferation centre or a progress zone within the blastema. It was therefore concluded that level-specific properties of the blastemal cells play the major role in determining the structure of the regenerate, not their growth characteristics. The only discernible difference was in the cell number within the two types of blastema at the onset of cartilage redifferentiation- proximal regenerates had 60 % more cells. Thus it seems that the larger the pattern to be regenerated (the more proximal the amputation plane), the larger the primordium within which that pattern first appears. These two ...
Subdividing cell populations in the developing limbs of Drosophila: do wing veins and leg segments define units of growth control?
An extraction device comprising a sheath, distal legs that project from the sheath, and actuating means for retracting the legs into the sheath and deploying the distal legs from the sheath. The distal legs are formed to have a parabolic curved shape, such that the distal legs automatically deploy radially outward and away from each other when deployed outside the sheath with the actuating means. As such, a plunger is not required to operate the legs. When retracted into the sheath with the actuating means, the distal legs elastically deform, collapsing radially toward each other to acquire a mid-deployed position in which the legs define a basket. The legs can be further retracted into the sheath, providing a stowed position in which the legs are substantially parallel to each other. Each of the distal legs has a concave cross-section that contributes greater strength to the legs, such that they maintain their form and alignment and provide greater grasping strength and expansion force than extraction
Major advances in the genetics of vertebrate limb development have been obtained in recent years. However, the nature of the signals which trigger differentiation of the mesoderm to form the limb skeleton remains elusive. Previously, we have obtained evidence for a role of TGFbeta2 in digit formation. Here, we show that activins A and B and/or AB are also signals involved in digit skeletogenesis. activin betaA gene expression correlates with the initiation of digit chondrogenesis while activin betaB is expressed coincidently with the formation of the last phalanx of each digit. Exogenous administration of activins A, B or AB into the interdigital regions induces the formation of extra digits. follistatin, a natural antagonist of activins, is expressed, under the control of activin, peripherally to the digit chondrogenic aggregates marking the prospective tendinous blastemas. Exogenous application of follistatin blocks physiological and activin-induced digit formation. Evidence for a close ...
Homeobox-containing genes are thought to be involved in the regulation of pattern formation and specification of positional information during vertebrate limb development. Because of its accessibility to microsurgical manipulation, the developing chick limb bud provides a powerful system for investi …
A device compressing a flexible elongate member having proximal and distal extremities and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart elements having a characteristic disposed in the distal
Manson, J.M. and Smith, C.C. (1977) Influence of Cyclophosphamide and 4-Ketocyclophosphamide on Mouse Limb Development. Teratology, 15, 291-299.
The development of a vertebrate embryo is a complex process marked by several morphogenetic events, which create a highly reproducible pattern. The vertebrate limb has emerged as a model for studying pattern formation in the embryo mainly because limb manipulations do not affect embryo survival. Within the developing limb, experimental manipulation of the embryo resulted in the identification of the classical signaling centers known as the Zone of Polarizing Activity (ZPA) and the Apical Ectodermal Ridge (AER). The molecular signals required for function of the ZPA and AER have been identified. They are Sonic hedgehog (Shh) from the ZPA and Fibroblast Growth Factors (Fgfs) from the AER. The functions of each of these molecules are now beginning to be understood. Analysis of Shh and hedgehog (Hh) signaling target genes has shown that Hh activation in the limb bud mesoderm is required for normal limb development. It has been stated that Hh signaling in the limb bud ectoderm cannot occur because ...
Although, the requirement for multiple inputs into gene regulation is typical in transcriptional regulation, for most cases where multiple positive inputs are required, the underlying mechanism is not well understood (reviewed by Arnosti, 2003; Barolo and Posakony, 2002; Guss et al., 2001; Mann and Carroll, 2002; Merika and Thanos, 2001). By contrast, there are many examples of genes that integrate both positive and negative inputs to be activated in a spatially or temporally restricted manner(Arnosti, 2003). The enhancers mediating this control can be thought of as `logic integrators that are active only in the presence of the correct activators and in the absence of repressors (Istrail and Davidson,2005). We suggest that such a mechanism can account for why Dpp and Wg are both required for the activation of Dll and dacduring leg development. Although both pathways are required for activating these genes, our finding that Dpp functions by repressing a repressor creates a situation in which ...
Goggin JM, Hoskinson JJ, Carpenter JW, et al. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 1997;38:211-220. To assess the role of scintigraphic evaluation of distal limb perfusion,
Our data confirm that the timing mechanism does not rely on the integration of FGF signaling over time (Fig. 4), something that was previously suggested by the inability of excess FGF to activate Hoxa13 prematurely (Fig. 3) (Vargesson et al., 2001). Importantly, this does not mean that FGF signaling is not necessary for Hoxa13 expression during normal limb development. Indeed, we show that FGF signaling is needed to keep RA signaling away from the distal region, but that its role is merely permissive and not instructive: if RA signaling is artificially blocked from the distal region, the timing mechanism can proceed in the absence of FGF signaling (Fig. 4).. The alternative mechanism that we explored concerns chromatin state. It has been proposed that regulation of HoxD expression differs considerably between the limb [two transcriptional waves dependent on the interaction of Hox loci with distinct topological domains (Andrey et al., 2013; Montavon et al., 2011)] and the tail bud [strict ...
The upper and lower limbs (including the shoulder and pelvic girdles) begin development in the 4th week of gestation. Their embryological development is of great clinical and anatomical importance.
Our group focuses on the study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling limb development and fin regeneration. We are trying to understand how the main signalling centre in limb development, the Apical Ectodermal Ridge (AER), is established and maintained through development and how different molecules, namely those related to stemness, are involved in these processes. Also, we have developed a line of research directed to depict how ion dynamics can control limb development, digit differentiation and fin regeneration. In these studies we use the chicken and zebrafish embryos as well as adult zebrafish as animal models.. ...
The present invention relates to a steerable catheter (21) comprising a flexible elongate tubular member (22) having proximal (23) and distal (24) extremities, a handle (27) secured to the proximal extremity (23), said tubular member (22) having a lumen (31-37) extending therethrough, a mandrel (41,42,43) slidably mounted in the lumen (31-37) and extending into the distal extremity (24) and means (56) extending through the tubular member (22) for causing a bending of the distal extremity (24) with respect to the mandrel (41,42,43) disposed therein.
A large-diameter expandable sheath for use in introducing a catheter or other medical instrument into a vessel in the body of a patient. The expandable sheath comprises an elongate sheath tube formed of a flexible material which has proximal and distal extremities and a passage extending therethrough of a maximum predetermined diameter. The distal extremity of the elongate sheath tube is folded longitudinally to a smaller folded diameter. The sheath tube may be self-expanding or may be reinforced with a self-expanding wire or expandable stents. A backflow adapter is secured to the proximal extremity of the elongate sheath tube. The backflow adapter has a central opening therein in registration with the passage in the sheath tube. A normally closed primary valve is disposed in the central opening of the backflow adapter and is movable to an open position. A normally open secondary valve, movable to a closed position, may be configured in the backflow adapter proximal the sheath tube and distal the
The mapping and/or ablation catheter for use in ablating the tissue in the wall forming a chamber in the heart comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities, end cap formed of a conductive material mounted on the distal extremity of the flexible elongate tubular member, a fixation means carried by the end cap for engaging the wall of the heart and for retaining the end cap in a predetermined position on the wall of the heart during beating of the heart, said fixation means being movable between tissue engaging and disengaging positions. The means carried by the proximal extremity of the flexible elongate tubular member for moving the fixation means between the engaging and disengaging positions.
2017, Northcentral University, Murats review: Lasix 100 mg, 40 mg. Trusted online Lasix... On examination, her temperature is F (C), her respiratory rate is breaths/min, and rhonchi are noted in both lung fields. When VZV vasculopathydevelops months after zoster, antiviral treatment is often effective. Findings on plain film (such as the colon cutoff sign; enhance-ment of perirenal fat caused by retroperitoneal inflammation that creates a halo aroundthe left kidney; or an abnormal duodenal loop) can suggest the diagnosis of pancreatitisbut do not reveal its cause. A ratio of pleural lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) to serum LDHgreater than C. Definitive diagnosis depends on radiographic detection of a mass lesion; treat-ment with drainage may be indicated. As the patient sits in the clinic chair, her distal extremities are seen to be a deep red, andthe skin of the distal extremities is smooth and thin, without hair. Structurally, however, plexiform bone resembles highly oriented cancellous bone. ...
Apparatus for cleaning a vessel having a stenosis therein comprising first and second balloon catheters. Balloons are disposed on opposite sides of the stenosis in the vessel and form a closed chamber in the vessel. A therapeutic catheter having a distal extremity is disposed in the chamber. Irrigation liquid is supplied to the chamber and liquid is aspirated from the chamber to form an aspirate. The distal extremity of the therapeutic catheter is moved to cause the material forming the stenosis to be removed from the wall of the vessel and to be broken into particles which are removed with the aspirate.
Lau K, Tao H, Liu H, Wen J, Sturgeon K, Sorfazlian N, Lazic S, Burrows JT, Wong MD, Li D, Deimling S, Ciruna B, Scott I, Simmons C, Henkelman RM, Williams T, Hadjantonakis AK, Fernandez-Gonzalez R, Sun Y, Hopyan S. Anisotropic stress orients remodelling of mammalian limb bud ectoderm. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 May; 17(5):569-79 ...
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There is no obvious morphological counterpart of the autopod (wrist/ankle and digits) in living fishes. Comparative molecular data may provide insight into understanding both the homology of elements and the evolutionary developmental mechanisms behind the fin to limb transition. In mouse limbs the autopod is built by a late phase of Hoxd and Hoxa gene expression, orchestrated by a set of enhancers located at the 5 end of each cluster. Despite a detailed mechanistic understanding of mouse limb development, interpretation of Hox expression patterns and their regulation in fish has spawned multiple hypotheses as to the origin and function of autopod enhancers throughout evolution. Using phylogenetic footprinting, epigenetic profiling, and transgenic reporters, we have identified and functionally characterized hoxD and hoxA enhancers in the genomes of zebrafish and the spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus, a fish lacking the whole genome duplication of teleosts. Gar and zebrafish autopod ...
Since I still dont understand your point, let me just say this: When scientists interpret the pentadactyl limb as homologous across tetrapods, they assume that changing the basic structure of the limb bones is more difficult than simply altering their relative proportions. Some scientists may also surmise that a creator is free to modify his (its) designs to maximise their usefulness, so wed expect substantially different limb structures across creatures in different environments. This evidence is indeed entangled in background assumptions. Yet look where this leads: given the above, the pentadactyl limb suggests a common ancestor for tetrapods under evolutionary theory. The theory then predicts that other measures of relatedness will group tetrapods together relative to other creatures. So look at the pentadactyl limb as a prediction, with subsequent analyses verifying that prediction. Now its true that you cant use the same evidence to generate and test a hypothesis, so under this ...
tuning would apply to more complex future models. In terms of the physiological simplifications, the interactions among F-V and F-L effects are potentially confounding given that large length changes reduce the optimal V/Vmax for producing power [43]. However, recent work demonstrates that muscle contractions beginning at longer starting lengths (stretched slightly beyond optimal length) enable the muscle to reach the plateau of the F-L curve at the time of maximum muscle activation [22]. Thus, at the time point of peak activation and muscle power, F-L effects would not influence maximum muscle power for the current model. Indeed, our in silico-robotic experiments, which do include F-L effects, match well with our simple model predictions (figure 6).. Secondly, experiments were performed in still water without translational motion of the foot. In a simple rower (figure 2d), oar blades would have an aft-directed rotational and translational component as they rotate about their base. Therefore, in ...
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Published in Nature Communications, the study paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.
Fearful frustrated parents deliver their ill appearing 17-year-old daughter to your office for evaluation of persistent painful papules and plaques associated with high fever, sore throat, and arthralgias (fig1, 2, 3). The eruption first appeared on the distal extremities 3 days ago and has now disseminated to the proximal extremities and trunk. She was sent home from the local emergency room yesterday with instructions to take plenty of fluids and ibuprofen ...
Introduction:Acute discoloration and paresthesia of a distal extremity is concerning for an ischemic event or a manifestation of underlying systemic disease. Achenbach syndrome is an infrequent, but benign etiology of an acute blue finger that needs to be recognized clinically. We present a case to increase awareness. Case:A 57-year-old Caucasian female presented to rheumatology clinic for bruising digits.
An endocardial catheter for mapping and/or ablation for use in a chamber of a heart defined by a wall comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A basket ass
(2001) BMP controls proximodistal outgrowth, prescritpion induction of the apical ectodermal ridge, and dorsoventral patterning in the vertebrate limb. Titrate with 0.
Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart. ...
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The purpose of this study was to examine how the limb segment inertial parameters vary across the decades from the 1920s to the 1970s. Sixty-six males participated in this study, ranging in age from 20 to 79 years ...
Even if you feed your dog properly, treat it well, make sure it is active, and demonstrate great prudence, it can still get sick or wounded. You will mostly find out about that only after you realize that your dog is behaving abnormally. Injuries could be anywhere in the body, but most often the limbs are involved ...
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Montgomery EA, Devaney KO, Giordano TJ, Weiss SW. Inflammatory myxohyaline tumor of distal extremities with virocyte or Reed-Sternberg-like cells: a distinctive lesion with features simulating inflammatory conditions, Hodgkins disease, and various sarcomas. Mod Pathol 1998 Apr;11(4):384-91 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rdh10 mutants deficient in limb field retinoic acid signaling exhibit normal limb patterning but display interdigital webbing. AU - Cunningham, Thomas J.. AU - Chatzi, Christina. AU - Sandell, Lisa L.. AU - Trainor, Paul A.. AU - Duester, Gregg. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2011/5. Y1 - 2011/5. N2 - Retinoic acid (RA) is purported to be required for expression of genes controlling proximodistal (Meis2) or anteroposterior (Shh) limb patterning. Embryos lacking RDH10, the primary enzyme synthesizing retinaldehyde during mouse development, survive until E14.5 with stunted forelimbs but apparently normal hindlimbs. Using embryos carrying the RARE-lacZ RA-reporter transgene, we show that endogenous RA activity in Rdh10trex/trex mutants is detected in neuroectoderm but not limbs during initiation and patterning. Treatment of Rdh10 mutants with 25 nM RA restores RARE-lacZ activity to limb mesoderm, validating RARE-lacZ and verifying that RA is ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The expression of Fat-1 cadherin during chick limb development. AU - Terence , Smith. AU - Hateren, Nick Van AU - Tickle, Cheryll. AU - Wilson, Stuart PY - 2007. Y1 - 2007. N2 - Cellular adhesion is fundamental to the behaviour of cell populations during embryonic development and serves to establish correct tissue pattern and architecture. The cadherin superfamily of cell adhesion proteins regulates cellular organization and additionally influences intracellular signalling cascades. Here we present for the first time a detailed account of chick Fat-1 gene expression during embryogenesis visualised by whole-mount in situ hybridisation. In part, we focus on the expression pattern in limb buds that has not been accurately documented. While Fat-1 is generally expressed in epithelial tissues and its Drosophila counterpart Fat-like regulates formation of ectodermally-derived organs, in limb buds we have found that chick Fat-1 is uniquely restricted to mesenchyme. This Fat-1 expression ...
An abundance of data across several vertebrate taxon groups (3, 11, 12) suggests that nerves may have a conserved evolutionary role that is essential to, or permissive for, limb regeneration. Despite the absence of innervation to the hind limb throughout the time of regeneration, the mouse model replaces the amputated digit tip with surprising fidelity in most tissue types. Our comprehensive examination at single-cell levels of primary hind limb tissues during normal maintenance, regeneration, and wound healing reveals that many presumed tissue stem/progenitor cells maintain clonal and differentiation capabilities in the absence of nerve supply.. In salamander embryos, removal of a large section of the neural tube leads to limb development without innervation. These limbs can be transplanted to the flank of a normal larva, where they can regenerate in the absence of nerve supply (33). This lack of nerve dependence is made possible by the substitution of nerve-derived factors from ectodermal ...
A new study has provided more insight into the effortless manner in which insects like mosquitoes and water striders are able to walk on water. The secret seems
Considerable evidence exists to support the hypothesis that mechanical forces have an essential role in healthy embryonic skeletal development. Clinical observations and experimental data indicate the importance of muscle contractions for limb development. However, the influence of these forces is seldom referred to in biological descriptions of bone development, and perhaps this is due to the fact that the hypothesis that mechanical forces are essential for normal embryonic skeletal development is difficult to test and elaborate experimentally in vivo, particularly in humans. Computational modeling has the potential to address this issue by simulating embryonic growth under a range of loading conditions but the potential of such models has yet to be fully exploited. In this article, we review the literature on mechanobiology of limb development in three main sections: (a) experimental alteration of the mechanical environment, (b) mechanical properties of embryonic tissues, and (c) the use of ...
Steerable balloon dilatation catheter assembly having dye injection and pressure measurement capabilities and comprising an elongate flexible tubular member having first and second lumens extending therethrough and a balloon carried by the distal portion of the tubular member and having its interior in communication with the second lumen. A guide wire extends through the first lumen and has a coil carried by the distal portion thereof and extending beyond the distal extremity of the tubular member. A device is coupled to the guide wire facilitating at least limited rotation of the distal extremity of the guide wire. A first fitting is coupled to the second lumen and is adapted to receive a liquid for inflating and deflating the balloon. A second fitting is in communication with the first lumen. The first lumen and the guide wire being sized so that dye injections and/or pressure measurements can be made through the second fitting.
Fig. (9) Reported sensations across all trials on all nerves. The low frequency pulse train resulted in the most non-paresthesia sensations with minimal discomfort. Some totals are over 100% since some subjects reported more than one descriptor per trial. Sensations that were reported fewer than three times are not included in this figure. ...
Objective: To evaluate the outcome of treatment of antebrachial and crural septic non-union fractures in dogs using circular external skeletal fixation (CESF), and to document the type and frequency of complications associated with this technique. Methods: The medical records of all dogs with infected antebrachial and crural non-union fractures treated using the methods of Ilizarov at the Department of Animal Pathology of the University of Turin between 2006 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. ...
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For any non-gliding animal, the distance of a leap depends on the direction and magnitude of its velocity vector at take-off. For a standing-start leap, the velocity achieved by the animal is limited by the amount of energy imparted to the body before take-off. This, in turn, is limited by the ability of the muscles to perform mechanical work on the body.. Specialized leapers demonstrate a number of adaptations that increase both the force applied to the substrate (e.g. the power-amplifying mechanisms of galagos [1], froghoppers [2], fleas [3] and locusts [4]), and the distance over which force is applied (e.g. the elongated distal leg segments of galagos [5] and frogs [6], the manipulation of the force-length characteristics of anuran leg muscle [7]). Adaptations such as these are synonymous with maximizing mechanical work and improving leap performance.. Behavioural strategies during the push-off and landing phases can significantly increase the mechanical work performed and lengthen the leap ...
The HoxD cluster is critical for vertebrate limb development. Enhancers located in both the telomeric and centromeric gene deserts flanking the cluster regulate the transcription of HoxD genes. In rare patients, duplications, balanced translocations or inversions misregulating HOXD genes are responsible for mesomelic dysplasia of the upper and lower limbs. By aCGH, whole-genome mate-pair sequencing, long-range PCR and fiber fluorescent in situ hybridization, we studied patients from two families displaying mesomelic dysplasia limited to the upper limbs. We identified microduplications including the HOXD cluster and showed that microduplications were in an inverted orientation and inserted between the HOXD cluster and the telomeric enhancers. Our results highlight the existence of an autosomal dominant condition consisting of isolated ulnar dysplasia caused by microduplications inserted between the HOXD cluster and the telomeric enhancers. The duplications likely disconnect the HOXD9 to HOXD11 genes from
The lab of Craig Crews, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale is inviting applications for multiple postdoctoral positions. With an emphasis on regenerative medicine, the lab investigates the inductive role of the wound epidermis on cellular dedifferentiation during amphibian limb regeneration.. Our research has recently revealed key genes that are specifically expressed in the regenerating epidermis of the Mexican salamander (aka, the Axolotl). Several of these genes encode secreted or membrane-bound proteins that may play a role in inducing/maintaining the dedifferentiated state of the underlying mesenchyme during regeneration and thus may serve as a natural analogy for the induction of iPS cells. We are exploring the roles of these proteins using both cell culture-based assays and in vivo/transgenic expression analyses. These projects are partly supported by the NIH and the Ellison Medical Foundation.. A successful candidate should be self-motivated with a ...
We have recently identified Dlkl/FA1 as a novel surface marker for chondroprogenitor cells during embryonic chondrogenesis and demonstrated the Akt pathway-dependent inhibition of insulin induced in vitro chondrogenesis by Dlk1/FA1 [21, 22]. However, the mechanisms by which Dlk1 is regulated and its interaction with other signaling pathways during chondrogenic differentiation are not well known. In this study, we have identified Dlk1 as a novel downstream target of the TGF-β signaling pathway that mediates its function by promoting early chondrogenesis. Additionally, we observed altered Smad2 phosphorylation with Dlk1/FA1 overexpression suggesting that Dlk1/FA1 inhibits activation of TGF-β signaling pathway.. We used mouse embryonic limb bud culture as an in vitro system that spontaneously differentiates in culture without any exogenous chondrogenic inducers and recapitulates the sequential stages of chondrogenesis from condensing mesenchyme to matrix mineralization [24, 39, 40]. The ...
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Front legs do the split and go rigid - posted in Health and Genetics: 13 year old dog.. No previous health issures. In fact every morning hes out moving sheep around helping train the young dogs. The first time this happened was about 2 months ago. He stood up to look out the back door window and some how or other ended up on the floor. He was on his chest with his front legs straight out to the sides. Imagine doing a split. The odd thing was his lower legs was up off the floor. Alm...
Rostrum distinctly projecting anteroventrally in lateral view, but rounded in dorsal view; prodorsal ridges absent; interlamellar and exobothridial setae vestigial; sensilli with densely barbed clavate head and moderately long, narrow stalk; notogastral setae thin, smooth; setae much shorter than other notogastral setae. Surface of body and leg segments with thick cerotegument being very finely punctate on dorsal and ventral plates and having rather large granules on venter of pedotectum, on lateral part of prodorsum, and around leg acetabula. Rostrum rounded in dorsal view, but conspicuously projecting anteroventrally in lateral view ...
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The stomach is distended and filled with granular food material. On the lateral projections, the pylorus is dorsally displaced and the fundus is positioned ventrally. On the v/d projection, the fundus is on the right of midline. The distal extremity of the spleen is dorsally displaced, and the proximal extremity is ventrally displaced on the lateral projections. It is not visible in its normal position on the v/d projection.The small intestine is caudally displaced and gas filled. The portion of the thorax included is normal ...
Nvisions Trigon Osteotomy Wedge system, along with the entire foot and ankle line, is incorporating multiple technologies that I believe will be major factors in the future of reconstructive distal extremity surgery, said Dr. Kyle Vaughn, founder of Paradise Valley Foot and Ankle in Phoenix Ariz. The Trigon system, made from PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced, enables a standard surgical technique that allows direct and exact placement of implant and screws without additional plating. Nvision collaborated with Invibio for the FDA 510(k) submission to obtain clearance for the new implant. PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced provides a potential for earlier fusion/union for foot and ankle implants, a surgeons primary goal for fusion surgery. It does so because Hydroxyapatite (HA) is fully integrated within the matrix of Invibios PEEK-OPTIMA Natural. As it is integrated, not coated, the HA is available on all surfaces of a finished device. In combination with a modulus of elasticity closely matching that of actual ...
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Hypoglossia and aglossia are rare congenital malformations, especially when found as isolated abnormalities. In view of their usual association with other anomalies of the face, oral cavity, and distal extremities, an accurate investigation is requir
Zone of polarizing activity cells form a subset of cells in the posterior mesenchyme of the limb bud. They are the main source of SHH signaling in the developing limb ...
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S1P1, a high affinity G-protein coupled receptor for bioactive lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), regulates various cellular functions. However, little is known about the physiological roles of S1P1. To improve our understanding of the function of S1P1 in vivo, we investigated the role of S1P1 during limb development, S1P1 expression in the adult tissues, and S1P1 function in adult vasculature and angiogenesis. ^ During limb development, S1P1 is expressed in the vasculature and in mesenchymal tissues in the remodeling areas. S1P1 −/− limbs are hypervascularized and cartilage condensation was absent in the digit areas. The expression of VEGF and HIF-1α are highly elevated in S1P 1 −/− limbs. Endothelium specific S1P1 −/− limbs also exhibit same phenotype. These results indicate that impaired vascular function in S1P1 −/− limbs generates tissue hypoxia, resulting in abnormal limb development. ^ In normal adult tissues, S1P1 is ubiquitously expressed in various cell types, including
When a dog loses a limb, each of his other limbs has to carry more of his weight. The burden increases the most for the remaining leg on the same end of the dog as the amputated limb. Dogs carry about 60% of their weight on their front end. If you could compel a dog to stand with each foot on a separate scale, youd find each front limb holding up about 30% of their body weight apiece, and each hind leg holding up about 20% of their body weight. So, do the math: If one front limb is removed, the remaining front leg has to hold up a whopping 60% of the dogs body weight by itself! If a hind leg is removed, the remaining hind limb will need to carry about 40% of the dogs weight. This underscores the need to keep the dogs weight under strict control; you dont want any of the limbs to carry any more weight than they must. These dogs should always be kept thin.. Carrying an increased percentage of the dogs weight as he ambulates is not the only increased burden for his remaining limbs. A single ...
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Kelley B. Vlahos: Oh, yeah. I mean, as a mother, this is a particular difficult story for me to do because every time that I went to do research, Googling birth defects Falluja I would indiscriminately get photographs of these babies that were born and were talking everything from congenital heart defects to what you would call skeletal malformations which could be pieces of the skull missing, missing eyes, missing limbs, additional limbs where there shouldnt be limbs, babies who are just lying there lifeless and limp because their heads are three, four times the size they should be. Things that you dont even want to see or ever hope to see, that will give you nightmares at night. And there are pictures and pictures and examples upon examples on the internet that, you know, I think most of us would probably -- not ignore, but never see unless we were investigating it ourselves. And this is sad because the evidence is there and we have basically, like you said earlier, have decided that the ...
J:89327 Yoshida CA, Yamamoto H, Fujita T, Furuichi T, Ito K, Inoue K, Yamana K, Zanma A, Takada K, Ito Y, Komori T, Runx2 and Runx3 are essential for chondrocyte maturation, and Runx2 regulates limb growth through induction of Indian hedgehog. Genes Dev. 2004 Apr 15;18(8):952-63 ...
The answer is probably yes. There is a recent article in a medical journal* summarizing several studies addressing this question (a meta-analysis). This has been a source of arguments as to whether progesterone helps prevent miscarriage early on in pregnancy and many studies have said that it does. Unless you are on an unusually high dose it would be fine to continue. The only adverse effect of progesterone that I know of is extremely rare and that is an effect on limb growth. The best thing would be to ask your obstetrician what he or she recommends.. *Fertility and Sterility Volume107, Issue 2, Pages 430-438. ...
Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of Connecticut Health Center have gained new understanding of the role hyaluronic acid plays in skeletal growth, chondrocyte maturation and joint formation in developing limbs.
Recently, together with my colleague Dr Jennifer Clack, (Coates and Clack,1990) I reported the discovery of polydactylous, Devonian tetrapod limbs: the forelimb of Acanthostega(Jarvik, 1952), and...
A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number?
From the MS, We replaced a limb-specific transcriptional enhancer of the mouse Prx1 locus with the orthologous sequence from a bat. Prx1 expression directed by the bat enhancer results in elevated transcript levels in developing forelimb bones and forelimbs that are significantly longer than controls ...
Hello my mother is now experiencing leg pain (broken bones). Shaped like a boil in it there is pus and blood but hard, then if the boil appears very
Hospital bills are too high, and insurance doesnt cover enough. Turns out, thats a crisis for hospitals too: more and more of us arent paying those bills, because we cant. So, theyre getting creative about collecting - and offering discounts. Which raises questions about why the bills are so high to begin with. Photo courtesy James Crannell We start with Chicago woodworker James Crannell, who - and theres no non-scary way to say this - stuck his finger in a table saw. Even more scary: He didnt have insurance.
in bed. The neurological examination highlighted: plegia of the left lower limb . The bending of the leg on the thigh on the ... difficulties to stand up, severe pain (legs), plegia (left lower limb), dorsiflexion (foot), Hypotonia (left lower limb), distal .... ...
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Daily News How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body Millions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.. ...