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Vol 75, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-08
Submitted: 2015-02-22
Accepted: 2015-03-30
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Early postnatal development of the lumbar vertebrae in male Wistar rats: double staining and digital radiological studies

F. Burdan, M. Błaszczak-Szalak, I. Różyło-Kalinowska, R. Klepacz, W. Dworzański, T. K. Różyło, J. Dudka, J. Szumiło
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2015.0068
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Pubmed: 26365860
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Folia Morphol 2016;75(1):1-13.

open access

Vol 75, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-08
Submitted: 2015-02-22
Accepted: 2015-03-30

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the physiological developmental changes of male rats’ lumbar vertebrae during the first 22 days after birth. Morphology and mineralisation of lumbar vertebrae were evaluated using double-staining and digital radiography system, which allowed vertebral width and optical density to be determined. Pup weight, crown-rump length, body mass index and vertebral width increased during postnatal period and significantly correlated with their age. Bone mineralisation, as measured by optical density, did not show any significant differences. The complete fusion of the primary ossification centres had a cranio- -caudal direction and started on day 19 after parturition but was incomplete by day 22. It could be concluded that, unlike significant age-related increase of vertebral size, mineralisation was only slightly elevated during evaluated postnatal period. The method described is supplementary to alizarin red S staining as it provides both qualitative and quantitative data on mineralisation in a similar manner to micro computed tomography but does not allow 3 dimensional and microarchitecture examination.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the physiological developmental changes of male rats’ lumbar vertebrae during the first 22 days after birth. Morphology and mineralisation of lumbar vertebrae were evaluated using double-staining and digital radiography system, which allowed vertebral width and optical density to be determined. Pup weight, crown-rump length, body mass index and vertebral width increased during postnatal period and significantly correlated with their age. Bone mineralisation, as measured by optical density, did not show any significant differences. The complete fusion of the primary ossification centres had a cranio- -caudal direction and started on day 19 after parturition but was incomplete by day 22. It could be concluded that, unlike significant age-related increase of vertebral size, mineralisation was only slightly elevated during evaluated postnatal period. The method described is supplementary to alizarin red S staining as it provides both qualitative and quantitative data on mineralisation in a similar manner to micro computed tomography but does not allow 3 dimensional and microarchitecture examination.

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Keywords

bone mineralization, ossification, vertebral column, postnatal development

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Title

Early postnatal development of the lumbar vertebrae in male Wistar rats: double staining and digital radiological studies

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 75, No 1 (2016)

Pages

1-13

Published online

2015-09-08

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2015.0068

Pubmed

26365860

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2016;75(1):1-13.

Keywords

bone mineralization
ossification
vertebral column
postnatal development

Authors

F. Burdan
M. Błaszczak-Szalak
I. Różyło-Kalinowska
R. Klepacz
W. Dworzański
T. K. Różyło
J. Dudka
J. Szumiło

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