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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335680/ampk-knockdown-in-placental-labyrinthine-progenitor-cells-results-in-restriction-of-critical-energy-resources-and-terminal-differentiation-failure
#1
Christopher A Waker, Renee E Albers, Richard L Pye, Savannah R Doliboa, Christopher N Wyatt, Thomas L Brown, Debra Ann Mayes
Placental abnormalities can cause Pregnancy-Associated Disorders including preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and placental insufficiency that result in complications for both the mother and fetus. Trophoblast cells within the labyrinthine layer of the placenta facilitate the exchange of nutrients, gases, and waste between mother and fetus; therefore, the development of this cell layer is critical for fetal development. As trophoblast cells differentiate, it is assumed their metabolism changes with their energy requirements...
March 23, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186467/effect-of-the-microenvironment-on-mesenchymal-stem-cell-paracrine-signaling-opportunities-to-engineer-the-therapeutic-effect
#2
Gina D Kusuma, James Carthew, Rebecca Lim, Jessica E Frith
Cues from the extracellular environment, including physical stimuli, are well known to affect mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) properties in terms of proliferation and differentiation. Many therapeutic strategies are now targeting this knowledge to increase the efficacy of cell therapies, typically employed to repair tissue functions in the event of injury, either by direct engraftment into the target tissue or differentiation into mature tissues. However, it is now envisioned that harnessing the repertoire of factors secreted by MSCs (termed the secretome) may provide an alternate to these cell therapies...
March 23, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323540/identification-of-multipotent-stem-cells-in-human-brain-tissue-following-stroke
#3
Kotaro Tatebayashi, Yasue Tanaka, Akiko Nakano-Doi, Rika Sakuma, Saeko Kamachi, Manabu Shirakawa, Kazutaka Uchida, Hiroto Kageyama, Toshinori Takagi, Shinichi Yoshimura, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Takayuki Nakagomi
Perivascular regions of the brain harbor multipotent stem cells. We previously demonstrated that brain pericytes near blood vessels also develop multipotency following experimental ischemia in mice, and that these ischemia-induced multipotent stem cells (iSCs) can contribute to neurogenesis. However, it is essential to understand the traits of iSCs in the post-stroke human brain for possible applications in stem cell-based therapies for stroke patients. Here we report for the first time that iSCs can be isolated from the post-stroke human brain...
March 21, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193136/ccctc-binding-factor-transcriptionally-targets-wdr5-to-mediate-somatic-cell-reprogramming
#4
Feng Wang, Jinghua Han, Li Wang, Ying Jing, Zhu Zhu, Dawei Hui, Zhaohui Wang, Yangzi Wang, Yang Dong, Tao Tan
It was previously reported that WD repeat domain 5 (Wdr5), a core member of the mammalian Trithorax complex, is a key regulator for the maintenance of embryonic stem (ES) cell pluripotency and somatic cell reprogramming. However, it remains unclear whether other factors are also involved in this process. Here, we show that CTCF is an upstream regulator of Wdr5: It physically associates with Wdr5 and further transcriptionally controls its expression by directly targeting the Wdr5 gene promoter. As a downstream effector, overexpression of Wdr5 can rescue ES cells from growth defects and decreased formation of induced pluripotent stem cells caused by CTCF knockdown...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125926/coordinated-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiac-progenitor-cells-depend-on-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-regulation-by-gremlin-2
#5
Jeffery B Bylund, Linh T Trinh, Cassandra P Awgulewitsch, David T Paik, Christopher Jetter, Rajneesh Jha, Jianhua Zhang, Kristof Nolan, Chunhui Xu, Thomas B Thompson, Timothy J Kamp, Antonis K Hatzopoulos
Heart development depends on coordinated proliferation and differentiation of cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs), but how the two processes are synchronized is not well understood. Here, we show that the secreted Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) antagonist GREMLIN 2 (GREM2) is induced in CPCs shortly after cardiac mesoderm specification during differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. GREM2 expression follows cardiac lineage differentiation independently of the differentiation method used, or the origin of the pluripotent stem cells, suggesting that GREM2 is linked to cardiogenesis...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300491/dynamic-regulation-of-twist1-expression-during-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Mairéad A Cleary, Roberto Narcisi, Anna Albiero, Florien Jenner, Laurie M G de Kroon, Wendy J L M Koevoet, Pieter A J Brama, Gerjo J V M van Osch
Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are clinically promising to repair damaged articular cartilage. This study investigated TWIST1, an important transcriptional regulator in mesenchymal lineages, in BMSC chondrogenesis. We hypothesized that downregulation of TWIST1 expression is required for in vitro chondrogenic differentiation. Indeed, significant downregulation of TWIST1 was observed in murine skeletal progenitor cells during limb development (N = 3 embryos), and during chondrogenic differentiation of culture-expanded human articular chondrocytes (N = 3 donors) and isolated adult human BMSCs (N = 7 donors), consistent with an inhibitory effect of TWIST1 expression on chondrogenic differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298159/biological-behavior-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-changes-in-the-acidic-environment-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#7
Jianjun Liu, Hui Tao, Cailiang Shen, Xiaoying Liu, Hanbang Wang, Fulong Dong, Renjie Zhang, Jie Li, Peng Ge, Peiwen Song, Huaqing Zhang, Peng Xu
An acidic environment is vital for the maintenance of cellular activities but can be affected tremendously during intervertebral disc degeneration. The effect of changes in the acidity of the environment on human nucleus pulposus mesenchymal stem cells (NP-MSCs) is unknown, however. Thus, this study aimed to observe the biological effects of acidic conditions mimicking a degenerated intervertebral disc on NP-MSCs in vitro. NP-MSCs were isolated from patients with lumbar disc herniation and were further identified by their immunophenotypes and multilineage differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178884/improved-post-thaw-function-and-epigenetic-changes-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-cryopreserved-using-multicomponent-osmolyte-solutions
#8
Kathryn Pollock, Rebekah M Samsonraj, Amel Dudakovic, Roman Thaler, Aron Stumbras, David H McKenna, Peter I Dosa, Andre J van Wijnen, Allison Hubel
Current methods for freezing mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) result in poor post-thaw function, which limits the clinical utility of these cells. This investigation develops a novel approach to preserve MSCs using combinations of sugars, sugar alcohols, and small-molecule additives. MSCs frozen using these solutions exhibit improved post-thaw attachment and a more normal alignment of the actin cytoskeleton compared to cells exposed to dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation assays show that cells retain their mesenchymal lineage properties...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287912/osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-a-comparative-analysis-between-human-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-and-dental-pulp
#9
Iolanda D'Alimonte, Filiberto Mastrangelo, Patricia Giuliani, Laura Pierdomenico, Marco Marchisio, Mariachiara Zuccarini, Patrizia Di Iorio, Raimondo Quaresima, Francesco Caciagli, Renata Ciccarelli
White adipose tissue is a source of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) that are actively studied for their possible therapeutic use in bone tissue repair/remodeling. To better appreciate the osteogenic potential of these cells, we compared some properties of MSCs from human subcutaneous adipose tissue [subcutaneous-adipose stromal cells (S-ASCs)] and dental pulp stem cell (DPSCs) of third-impacted molars, the latter representing a well-established MSC source. Both undifferentiated cell types showed similar fibroblast-like morphology and mesenchymal marker expression...
March 13, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958775/distinct-molecular-signature-of-murine-fetal-liver-and-adult-hematopoietic-stem-cells-identify-novel-regulators-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function
#10
Javed K Manesia, Monica Franch, Daniel Tabas-Madrid, Ruben Nogales-Cadenas, Thomas Vanwelden, Elisa Van Den Bosch, Zhuofei Xu, Alberto Pascual-Montano, Satish Khurana, Catherine M Verfaillie
During ontogeny, fetal liver (FL) acts as a major site for hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) maturation and expansion, whereas HSCs in the adult bone marrow (ABM) are largely quiescent. HSCs in the FL possess faster repopulation capacity as compared with ABM HSCs. However, the molecular mechanism regulating the greater self-renewal potential of FL HSCs has not yet extensively been assessed. Recently, we published RNA sequencing-based gene expression analysis on FL HSCs from 14.5-day mouse embryo (E14.5) in comparison to the ABM HSCs...
February 13, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181858/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-properties-of-feline-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Maciej Parys, John M Kruger, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) offer a novel approach to treatment of inflammatory disorders in humans and companion animals. Cats spontaneously develop a wide variety of inflammatory disorders and may potentially benefit from MSC-based therapies. Multiple genes are involved in immunomodulation by MSC and interspecies differences between expressions of these genes exist. The goals of the study were to characterize the expression of genes known to be involved in MSC-based immunomodulation and determine the effect of MSC on proliferation of T-cells in co-culture experiments with PBMC...
February 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178868/low-level-lasers-effect-on-proliferation-migration-and-anti-apoptosis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#12
Kan Yin, Rongjia Zhu, Shihua Wang, Robert Chunhua Zhao
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been found to be helpful elements in tissue regeneration. Photobiomodulation (PBM) used extremely low level lasers (LLL) to affect the behaviour of cells. The effect mechanism of LLL on MSCs remained to be discovered. Here cell viability was assessed using MTS assays and cell cycle was evaluated by FACS. The influence of LLL on mitochondrial biogenesis (fission or fusion) and function (ATP, ROS, NO) were evaluated by TEM, FACS, RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry. Cell migration and cytoskeleton alteration (actin and tubulin) were evaluated using transwell assay, immunocytochemistry, ELISA and Western blotting...
February 8, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318408/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-immune-mediated-liver-injury-and-compromise-virus-control-during-acute-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-mice
#13
Mengmeng Qu, Xu Yuan, Dan Liu, Yuhong Ma, Jun Zhu, Jun Cui, Mengxue Yu, Changyong Li, Deyin Guo
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used as therapeutic tools not only for their ability to differentiate toward different cells, but also for their unique immunomodulatory properties. However, it is still unknown how MSCs may affect immunity during hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. This study was designed to explore the effect of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) on hepatic natural killer (NK) cells in a mouse model of acute HBV infection. Mice were injected with 1 × 10(6) BM-MSCs, which stained with chloromethyl derivatives of fluorescein diacetate fluorescent probe, 24 h before hydrodynamic injection of viral DNA (pHBV1...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923324/uncovering-the-in-vivo-source-of-adult-neural-crest-stem-cells
#14
Jorge B Aquino
Some late embryonic and adult postmigratory neural crest-derived cells (NCDCs) from diverse tissues were shown to grow as multipotent neurospheres. Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) contained in these spheres were found to give rise not only to neuroectodermal derivatives but also to some of the progeny of the other embryonic germ layers. In this review, evidences regarding the in vivo properties of NCDCs contributing to NCSCs are discussed. Even though in many cases the final proof for the phenotype identity of in vivo cells generating NCSCs is lacking, some evidences suggest that such postmigratory NCDCs would differ from neural crest cells...
February 1, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142330/attitudes-to-stem-cell-therapy-among-ischemic-stroke-survivors-in-the-lund-stroke-recovery-study
#15
Joseph Aked, Hossein Delavaran, Olle Lindvall, Bo Norrving, Zaal Kokaia, Arne Lindgren
Preclinical studies suggest that stem cell therapy (SCT) may improve post-stroke recovery, and clinical trials investigating safety are ongoing. However, knowledge about patients' attitudes to SCT in stroke is limited. We evaluated the knowledge and attitudes to this therapeutic approach as well as possible factors influencing this among stroke patients potentially suitable for SCT. Consecutive first-ever acute ischemic stroke patients aged 20-75 years with NIH stroke scale scores 1-18 were included. Exclusion criteria were severe comorbidities or infratentorial stroke...
January 31, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28136695/heterogeneous-human-periodontal-ligament-committed-progenitor-and-stem-cell-populations-exhibit-a-unique-cementogenic-property-under-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-conditions
#16
Rei Shinagawa-Ohama, Mai Mochizuki, Yuichi Tamaki, Naoto Suda, Taka Nakahara
An undesirable complication that arises during dental treatments is external apical-root resorption, which causes root-cementum and root-dentin loss. To induce de novo cementogenesis, stem cell therapy is required. Cementum-forming cells (cementoblasts) are known to be differentiated from periodontal-lineage mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are derived from the dental follicle (DF) in developing tissues and the periodontal ligament (PDL) in adult tissues, but the periodontal-lineage MSC type that is optimal for inducing de novo cementogenesis remains unidentified, as does the method to isolate these cells from harvested tissues...
January 31, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117628/the-isolation-and-production-of-a-ready-to-use-product-the-amniotic-stem-cell-culture-in-accordance-with-gmp-regulations
#17
Diana Kitala, Marek Kawecki, Agnieszka Klama-Baryła, Wojciech Łabuś, Justyna Glik, Małgorzata Kraut, Marcelina Misiuga, Mariusz Nowak
According to the Committee for Advanced Therapies, amniotic stem cells were classified as an advanced therapy medicinal product. This work aims to standardize the isolation of amniotic stem cells and the selection of the optimal time of transplantation and cell application methods in burn patients according to the guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practice. The placenta used in the study was sourced during a Cesarean section. The remnants of the amnion preparation were placed in a sterile container and transferred to a class B environment, where the primary cultures began...
January 24, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848279/a-transcriptional-switch-point-during-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-ontogeny
#18
Daisuke Sugiyama, Anagha Joshi, Kasem Kulkeaw, Keai Sinn Tan, Tomoko Yokoo-Inoue, Chiyo Mizuochi-Yanagi, Kaori Yasuda, Atsushi Doi, Tadafumi Iino, Masayoshi Itoh, Sayaka Nagao-Sato, Kenzaburo Tani, Koichi Akashi, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Harukazu Suzuki, Hideya Kawaji, Piero Carninci, Alistair R R Forrest
During mammalian embryogenesis, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) originate from mesoderm-derived endothelial cells in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region and placenta (PL). Later, HSPCs expand in fetal liver (FL) and migrate to bone marrow (BM) shortly before birth. Understanding global transcriptional regulation governing HSPC emergence from embryonic stem/induced pluripotent stem cells is necessary to devise clinical applications, such as novel transplantation approaches. In this study, to assess transcriptional dynamics during development, we performed cap analysis of gene expression on 10 developmental murine HSPC populations isolated from the AGM region, PL, FL, and BM and identified 15,681 transcripts across HSPC ontogeny...
January 24, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112572/rna-expression-profiling-reveal-differentially-regulated-growth-factor-and-receptor-expression-in-redirected-cancer-cells
#19
Hannah S Schmucker, Jang Pyo Park, Marie-May Coissieux, Mohamed Bentires-Alj, F Alex Feltus, Brian Booth
Tumorigenic cells can be redirected to adopt a normal phenotype when transplanted into cleared mammary fat pads of juvenile female mice in specific ratios with normal epithelial cells. The redirected tumorigenic cells enter stem cell niches and provide progeny that differentiate into all mammary epithelial subtypes. We have developed an in vitro model that mimics the in vivo phenomenon. The shift in phenotype to redirection should be accomplished through a return to a normal gene expression state. To measure this shift we interrogated the transcriptome of various in vitro model states in search for casual genes...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103766/long-term-exposure-to-imatinib-mesylate-downregulates-hippo-pathway-and-activates-yap-in-a-model-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#20
Anna Chorzalska, Javier Flores Kim, Karim Roder, Alexander Tepper, Nagib Ahsan, R Shyama Prasad Rao, Adam J Olszewski, Xiaoqing Yu, Dmitry Terentyev, John Morgan, Diana O Treaba, Ting Zhao, Olin Liang, Philip Gruppuso, Patrycja Dubielecka
Despite the success of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), leukemic stem/progenitor cells remain detectable even in the state of deep molecular remission. Mechanisms that allow them to persist despite continued kinase inhibition remain unclear. We have previously shown that prolonged exposure to imatinib mesylate results in dysregulation of Akt/Erk 1/2 signaling, upregulation of miR-181a, enhanced adhesiveness, and resistance to high imatinib mesylate. In order to characterize the molecular basis and reversibility of those effects, we applied gene and protein expression analysis, quantitative phosphoproteomic, and direct miR-181a inhibition to our cellular model of CML cells subjected to prolonged exposure to imatinib mesylate...
January 19, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
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