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Wnt signaling plays an important role in the regulation of bone formation and bone mass. The mechanisms that regulate canonical Wnt signaling in osteoblasts are not fully understood. We show here a novel mechanism by which the adhesion molecule N-cadherin interacts with the Wnt coreceptor LRP5 and regulates canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in(More)
Emerging virtual worlds, such as the prominent Second Life, offer unprecedented opportunities for companies to collaborate with co-creating users. However, pioneering corporate co-creation systems fail to attract a satisfying level of participation and engagement. The experience users have with the co-creation system is the key to making virtual places a(More)
Dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP), a major non-collagenous matrix protein of odontoblasts, is proteolytically cleaved into dentin sialoprotein (DSP) and dentin phosphoprotein (DPP). Our previous studies revealed that DSPP null mice display a phenotype similar to human autosomal dominant dentinogenesis imperfecta, in which teeth have widened predentin and(More)
On corrosion casts of the bovine choroidal vessels, the vascular architecture was investigated by means of scanning and corresponding transmission electron microscopy. Complete filling of the vessels produced close-fitting replicas. Thus, based on different luminal structure, the arteries and veins in the lamina vasculosa could be easily distinguished. The(More)
We have engineered synthetic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based hydrogels as cell-ingrowth matrices for in situ bone regeneration. These networks contain a combination of pendant oligopeptide ligands for cell adhesion (RGDSP) and substrates for matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) as linkers between PEG chains. Primary human fibroblasts were shown to migrate(More)
Zinc cysteinate is shown histochemically and cytochemically in the tapetum lucidum of the cat. Heavy metal is demonstrated in the paraplasmic rods of the tapetal cells with a sulphide silver method whereas no such reaction can be found in the pigmented epithelium of the retina. These rods are also stained with silver methenamine indicating the presence of(More)
UNLABELLED We compared microarchitecture and mechanical competence parameters measured by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and finite-element analysis of radius and tibia to those measured by histomorphometry, micro-CT, and finite-element analysis of transiliac bone biopsies. Correlations were weak to moderate between(More)
Bone-lining tissues contain a population of resident macrophages termed osteomacs that interact with osteoblasts in vivo and control mineralization in vitro. The role of osteomacs in bone repair was investigated using a mouse tibial bone injury model that heals primarily through intramembranous ossification and progresses through all major phases of(More)
  • Dr.Dr. H. Hees, K.-H. Wrobel, T. Kohler, A. Abou Elmagd, I. Hees
  • 1989
The bovine testis has a central mediastinum consisting of longitudinally oriented rete channels and spacious lymph vessels, embedded in the mediastinal stroma. The latter represents a contractile-elastic unit and is composed of myofibroblasts, collagen bundles and accumulations of elastin, connecting the myofibroblasts. The dimension of the mediastinum(More)
By conventional 2-dimensional histomorphometric analysis, we have shown that cancellous bone architecture is markedly altered in hypoparathyroidism. We have now extended these observations to a 3-dimensional analysis using microcomputed tomography. Percutaneous iliac crest bone biopsies were analyzed by high-resolution microcomputed tomography from the(More)