Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003pp58 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

Single cell analysis of caspase-3 in apoptotic and non-apoptotic cells during mouse limb development

Adamova Eva , Kleparnik Karel , Matalova Eva

Caspases belong to cysteine proteases participating in apoptosis and inflammation. However, there is recent evidence about their functions also in other events such as cell differentiation. This is supported also by our latest research of odontogenesis and osteogenesis. With the increasing interest in caspases due to their apoptosis-related therapies but also emerging non-apoptotic roles, exact evaluation of their impact at single cell level becomes challenging.<p class="a...

ba0001pp252 | Chondrocytes and cartilage | ECTS2013

Modulation of c-Myb during chondrogenesis

Oralova Veronika , Buchtova Marcela , Janeckova Eva , Tucker Abigail , Matalova Eva

The c-Myb transcription factor is associated with proliferation of undifferentiated cells in number of tissues, but recent data suggests its role also in differentiation. c-Myb is important in formation of the cartilage, bone and apparently also in hard tissue mineralization (Matalova et al. 2011).Embryonic micromasses were established from mouse front limbs at the embryonic day E12. Micromass cultures represent an effective tool for experimenta...

ba0003pp53 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

Caspase-7 participates in osteogenic molecular networks

Svandova Eva , Janeckova Eva , Berghe Tom Vanden , Radlanski Ralph , Matalova Eva

Caspases are the basic enzymatic components in the apoptotic process. Recently, these molecules seem to participate not only in apoptotic but also in other cellular events, particularly in differentiation. This work aimed to further investigate novel roles of executive caspases such as caspase-7. The investigation is based on our previously published findings showing non-apoptotic roles of caspase-7 in odontogenesis.In this study, we followed the localiz...

ba0003pp54 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

MicroCT analysis of caspase-7 deficient mice revealed impaired osteogenesis

Svandova Eva , Lesot Herve , Berghe Tom Vanden , Tucker Abigail , Matalova Eva

Caspase-7 belongs to executive apoptotic and pro-inflammatory caspases. Recent reports point to novel roles of these caspases, particularly in cell differentiation. As we revealed such function of caspase-7 in odontogenesis, we turned our attention to participation of this molecule in formation of hard tissue in general.In this work, both type of bones, intramembranous (mandibular/alveolar bone), and endochondral (long bones) were investigated. Mouse hea...

ba0003pp61 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

Fas ligand in formation of hard tissues

Svandova Eva , Lesot Herve , Oralova Veronika , Poliard Anne , LeDenmat Dominique , Matalova Eva

Among activation of apoptotic machinery, Fas (CD95)/FasL (CD178) were suggested to act in cell proliferation and differentiation. Expression of Fas and FasL was reported during tooth and bone formation. The examination of gld mice showed increased total body bone mass and number of osteoblasts in long bones. However, Fas and FasL functions in osteogenesis remain controversial. As most of studies dealing with Fas/FasL system in bone formation were performed in endochondral mode...