Aniela Brodzikowska

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The aim of this study was to examine the effects of Concanavalin A (Con A) administration on the early (preosteogenic) and late stages of osteogenesis induced by implantation of demineralized murine incisors into syngeneic mice. Local administration of Con A resulted in an increased yield of demineralized incisor-induced bone when injected during the(More)
New data concerning the function of osteocytes as the central regulators of bone homeostasis are briefly outlined. It is established that osteocytes are the main target cells for parathormone. They are a rich source of sclerostin, the main inhibitor of osteoblast activity, and of the RANKL cytokine, the most important regulator of osteoclastogenesis. Under(More)
Sclerostin is a recently identified glycoprotein expressed and synthesized by osteocytes. It is a powerful inhibitor of osteoblasts proliferation and differentiation. Sclerostin inhibits the Wnt signaling, the main trigger of osteoblasts activity. Osteocytes on response to a mechanical loading decrease the synthesis of sclerostin enabling in osteoblasts the(More)
Hypertrophic chondrocytes, commonly considered as terminal cells responsible for apoptotic elimination in endochondral osteogenesis, have the potential to switch their metabolic role and enter osteoblastic differentiation, based on histochemical, immunohistochemical, biochemical and cytological analysis. During endochondral osteogenesis, some osteocytes are(More)
HCl-demineralized murine lower incisors were implanted intramuscularly into syngeneic BALB/c mice to induce heterotopic osteogenesis. Implants were exposed at the early, preosteogenic stage (4), or at the later, osteogenic stage (12) to the Moloney sarcoma virus (MSV), which within 3-4 days results in a sarcoma. The yield of bone induction was determined by(More)
The relative proportion of adipocytes to hematopoietic elements in the marrow of heterotopically induced bone evaluated 4-42 weeks post implantation of demineralized murine incisors was estimated by histological analysis of hematoxylin-eosin stained tissue sections. Using computerized image analysis of microphotographs,the proportion of nuclear cells vs.(More)
Intramuscular implantation of demineralized and lyophilized rat bone matrix and murine lower incisors into thigh muscles of BALB/c mice results in deposits of bone adjacent to the implants, a phenomenon termed as ectopic osteogenesis. The yield of induced bone does not critically depend on the mass of implanted matrices, and thus on the quantity of bone(More)
Hypertrophic chondrocytes, commonly considered as terminal cells designated to apoptotic elimination in the model of endochondral osteogenesis, are accordingly to the new concept based on histochemical, immunohistochemical, biochemical and cytological analysis, able to switch their metabolism and enter the osteoblastic differentiation path. According to(More)
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein secreted by mammary gland, thus present in milk and in colostrum, which are a cheap and easy to obtain sources of this protein. Lactoferrin is also present in specific granules of neutrophils. Lactoferrin is a multifunctional agent involved, among others in the immune response and in the regulation of bone metabolism.(More)