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Ishikawa J.,65 Tsurumai cho | Takahashi N.,Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology | Matsumoto T.,Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology | Yoshioka Y.,Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology | And 7 more authors.
Bone | Year: 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by synovial hyperplasia and chronic inflammation, which lead to the progressive destruction of cartilage and bone in the joints. Numerous studies have reported that administrations of various types of MSCs improve arthritis symptoms in animal models, by paracrine mechanisms. However, the therapeutic effects of the secreted factors alone, without the cell graft, have been uncertain. Here, we show that a single intravenous administration of serum-free conditioned medium (CM) from human deciduous dental pulp stem cells (SHED-CM) into anti-collagen type II antibody-induced arthritis (CAIA), a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), markedly improved the arthritis symptoms and joint destruction. The therapeutic efficacy of SHED-CM was associated with an induction of anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages in the CAIA joints and the abrogation of RANKL expression. SHED-CM specifically depleted of an M2 macrophage inducer, the secreted ectodomain of sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin-9 (ED-Siglec-9), exhibited a reduced ability to induce M2-related gene expression and attenuate CAIA. SHED-CM also inhibited the RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro. Collectively, our findings suggest that SHED-CM provides multifaceted therapeutic effects for treating CAIA, including the ED-Siglec-9-dependent induction of M2 macrophage polarization and inhibition of osteoclastogenesis. Thus, SHED-CM may represent a novel anti-inflammatory and reparative therapy for RA. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Hirata A.,65 Tsurumai cho | Fukaya M.,65 Tsurumai cho | Yokoyama Y.,65 Tsurumai cho | Miyahara R.,Nagoya University | And 2 more authors.
Digestive Surgery | Year: 2016

Background: It is unclear which reconstructive route (retrocolic or antecolic) is more effective in preventing postoperative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Roux-en-Y reconstruction following distal gastrectomy. Methods: Eighty-one eligible patients (retrocolic, n = 39; antecolic, n = 42) underwent endoscopies before surgery and 1 year after surgery to evaluate reflux esophagitis according to the Los Angeles classifications. The relative anatomical position of gastrojejunostomy to the cardia was measured by CT imaging. Results: The proportion of patients with reflux esophagitis was also significantly higher in the antecolic group than in the retrocolic group (38.1 vs. 10.3%, p = 0.005). Multivariate analysis revealed that antecolic reconstruction and body mass index (BMI) were independent risk factors for reflux esophagitis. The relative position of gastrojejunostomy to the cardia in the antecolic group was shifted to the left laterally (59.0 vs. 28.8 degree, p < 0.001) and ventrally (65.4 vs. 39.8 degree, p < 0.001) than in the retrocolic group. There was a positive correlation between BMI and left lateral and ventral shifts of gastrojejunostomy in the antecolic group. Conclusion: Retrocolic reconstruction may be superior to antecolic reconstruction in preventing postoperative GERD, especially in obese patients. The left lateral and ventral shifts of gastrojejunostomy after antecolic reconstruction may aggravate the occurrence of GERD. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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