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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185609/olfactory-ensheathing-cells-inhibit-gliosis-in-retinal-degeneration-by-downregulation-of-the-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-notch-signaling-pathway
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Jing Xie, Shujia Huo, Yijian Li, Jiaman Dai, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
Retinal regeneration and self-repair, whether in response to injury or degenerative disease, are severely impeded by glial scar formation by Müller cells (specialized retinal macroglia). We have previously demonstrated that the activation of Müller cells and gliosis in the degenerative retina are significantly suppressed by the subretinal transplantation of a mixture of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts. However, the underlying molecular mechanism has remained elusive. Here we transplanted purified rat OECs into the subretinal space of pigmented Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats, a classic rodent model of retinal degeneration...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160460/the-timing-of-immunomodulation-induced-by-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-determines-the-outcome-of-the-graft-in-experimental-renal-allotransplantation
#2
Ana Merino, Elia Ripoll, Laura de Ramon, Nuria Bolaños, Montserrat Goma, Oriol Bestard, Nuria Lloberas, Josep M Grinyo, Juan Torras Ambròs
The immunomodulatory characteristics of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) may lead to multifaceted strategies in rejection of organ transplantation. This study was designed to investigate, first, the effect of the donor-type MSCs from Wistar rats on the immune system of immunocompetent Lewis rats and, second, the rejection responses in a renal transplantation model of Wistar to Lewis. In the first experimental model, MSCs from the bone marrow induced a systemic immune response in the immunocompetent Lewis rats, characterized by two different phases...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155815/pig-to-primate-islet-xenotransplantation-past-present-and-future
#3
Zhengzhao Liu, Wenbao Hu, Tian He, Yifan Dai, Hidetaka Hara, Rita Bottino, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Islet allotransplantation results in increasing success in treating type 1 diabetes, but the shortage of deceased human donor pancreata limits progress. Islet xenotransplantation, using pigs as a source of islets, is a promising approach to overcome this limitation. The greatest obstacle is the primate immune/inflammatory response to the porcine (pig) islets, which may take the form of rapid early graft rejection (the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction) or T-cell-mediated rejection. These problems are being resolved by the genetic engineering of the source pigs combined with improved immunosuppressive therapy...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155812/human-muscle-precursor-cells-overexpressing-pgc-1%C3%AE-enhance-early-skeletal-muscle-tissue-formation
#4
Deana Haralampieva, Souzan Salemi, Ivana Dinulovic, Tullio Sulser, Simon M Ametamey, Christoph Handschin, Daniel Eberli
Muscle precursor cells (MPCs) are activated satellite cells capable of muscle fiber reconstruction. Therefore, autologous MPC transplantation is envisioned for the treatment of muscle diseases. However, the density of MPCs, as well as their proliferation and differentiation potential, gradually declines with age. The goals of this research were to genetically modify human MPCs (hMPCs) to overexpress the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator (PGC-1α), a key regulator of exercise-mediated adaptation, and thereby to enhance early skeletal muscle formation and quality...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155808/using-electrical-stimulation-to-enhance-the-efficacy-of-cell-transplantation-therapies-for-neurodegenerative-retinal-diseases-concepts-challenges-and-future-perspectives
#5
Abby Leigh Manthey, Wei Liu, Zhi Xin Jiang, Marcus Hiu Kong Lee, Jian Ji, Kwok-Fai So, Jimmy Shiu Ming Lai, Vincent Wing Hong Lee, Kin Chiu
Disease or trauma-induced loss or dysfunction of neurons in any central nervous system (CNS) tissue will have a significant impact on the health of the affected patient. The retina is a multilayered tissue that originates from the neuroectoderm, much like the brain and spinal cord. While sight is not required for life, neurodegeneration-related loss of vision not only affects the quality of life for the patient but also has societal implications in terms of health care expenditure. Thus, it is essential to develop effective strategies to repair the retina and prevent disease symptoms...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155807/cisplatin-impaired-adipogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-1
#6
Yu-Hsun Chang, Hwan-Wun Liu, Tang-Yuan Chu, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai, Dah-Ching Ding
Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) are derived from adipose tissue and can be induced in vitro to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondroblasts, myocytes, neurons, and other cell types. Cisplatin is a commonly used chemotherapy drug for cancer patients. However, the effects of cisplatin on ADSCs remain elusive. This study found that a high concentration of cisplatin affects the viability of ADSCs. First, the IC50 concentration of cisplatin was evaluated. Proliferation of ADSCs, as assessed by the XTT method, decreased immediately after treatment with various concentrations of cisplatin...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139195/effects-of-different-cell-detaching-methods-on-the-viability-and-cell-surface-antigen-expression-of-synovial-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#7
Kunikazu Tsuji, Miyoko Ojima, Koji Otabe, Masafumi Horie, Hideyuki Koga, Ichiro Sekiya, Takeshi Muneta
Flow cytometric analysis of cell surface antigens is a powerful tool for the isolation and characterization of stem cells residing in adult tissues. In contrast to the collection of hematopoietic stem cells, the process of enzymatic digestion is usually necessary to prepare mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) suspensions, which can influence the expression of cell surface markers. In this study, we examined the effects of various cell-detaching reagents and digestion times on the expression of stem cell-related surface antigens and MSC functions...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120743/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-after-autologous-bone-marrow-cell-infusion-for-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis
#8
Ja Kyung Kim, Soo-Jeong Kim, Yuri Kim, Yong Eun Chung, Young Nyun Park, Hyun Ok Kim, Jin Seok Kim, Mi-Suk Park, Isao Sakaida, Do Young Kim, Jung Il Lee, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwan Sik Lee, Kwang-Hyub Han
Although several human clinical trials using various bone marrow-derived cell types for cirrhotic or decompensated patients have reported a short-term benefit, long-term follow-up data are limited. We analyzed the long-term clinical outcomes of autologous bone marrow cell infusion (ABMI) for decompensated liver cirrhosis (LC). Patients enrolled in a pilot single-armed ABMI study were followed up more than 5 years. Bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) from decompensated LC were harvested and after processing were infused into a peripheral vein...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105982/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-t-follicular-helper-cell-expansion-through-the-activation-of-inos-in-lupus-prone-b6-mrl-fas-lpr-mice
#9
Zhuoya Zhang, Ruihai Feng, Lingying Niu, Saisai Huang, Wei Deng, Bingyu Shi, Genhong Yao, Weiwei Chen, Xiaojun Tang, Xiang Gao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
The aberrant generation or activation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), yet little is known about how these cells are regulated. In this study, we demonstrated that the frequency of Tfh cells was increased in lupus-prone B6.MRL-Faslpr (B6.lpr) mice and positively correlated to plasma cell proportions and serum total IgG as well as anti-dsDNA antibody levels. Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton's jelly of human umbilical cords (hUC-MSCs) ameliorated lupus symptoms in B6...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105979/human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-are-more-effective-than-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cerebral-ischemic-injury
#10
Miyeoun Song, Jae-Hyung Lee, Jinhyun Bae, Youngmin Bu, Eun-Cheol Kim
We compared the therapeutic effects and mechanism of transplanted human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) in a rat stroke model and an in vitro model of ischemia. Rats were intravenously injected with hDPSCs or hBM-MSCs 24 h after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo), and both groups showed improved functional recovery and reduced infarct volume versus control rats, but the hDPSC group showed greater reduction in infarct volume than the hBM-MSC group...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105976/early-subretinal-allograft-rejection-is-characterized-by-innate-immune-activity
#11
Kevin P Kennelly, Toby M Holmes, Deborah M Wallace, Cliona O'Farrelly, David J Keegan
Successful subretinal transplantation is limited by considerable early graft loss despite pharmacological suppression of adaptive immunity. We postulated that early innate immune activity is a dominant factor in determining graft survival and chose a nonimmunosuppressed mouse model of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell transplantation to explore this. Expression of almost all measured cytokines by DH01 RPE cells increased significantly following graft preparation, and the neutrophil chemoattractant KC/GRO/CINC was most significantly increased...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983908/calcium-concentration-in-culture-medium-as-a-nondestructive-and-rapid-marker-of-osteogenesis
#12
Yohei Tanikake, Manabu Akahane, Akira Furukawa, Yasuaki Tohma, Yusuke Inagaki, Tsutomu Kira, Yasuhito Tanaka
Artificial bones made of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) combined with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) are used for effective reconstruction of bone defects caused by genetic defects, traumatic injury, or surgical resection of bone tumors. However, the selection of constructs with high osteogenic potential before implantation is challenging. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the calcium concentration in BM-MSC culture medium can be used as a nondestructive and simple osteogenic marker for selecting tissue-engineered grafts constructed using β-TCP and BM-MSCs...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938494/cd34-antigen-and-the-mpl-receptor-expression-defines-a-novel-class-of-human-cord-blood-derived-primitive-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#13
Yoshikazu Matsuoka, Masaya Takahashi, Keisuke Sumide, Hiroshi Kawamura, Ryusuke Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Fujioka, Yoshiaki Sonoda
In the murine hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) compartment, thrombopoietin (THPO)/MPL (THPO receptor) signaling plays an important role in the maintenance of adult quiescent HSCs. However, the role of THPO/MPL signaling in the human primitive HSC compartment has not yet been elucidated. We have identified very primitive human cord blood (CB)-derived CD34- severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)-repopulating cells (SRCs) using the intra-bone marrow injection method. In this study, we investigated the roles of the MPL expression in the human primitive HSC compartment...
June 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488567/aortic-graft-at-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-as-a-source-of-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells
#14
Daria Kostina, Dmitry Zverev, Mikhail Gordeev, Elena Ignatieva, Irina Voronkina, Anna Kostareva, Anna Malashicheva
One of serious obstacles of the aortopathies research is a considerable shortage of human aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC), which can be used to model the disease. SMC in most cases come from the whole aorta of transplant donors, which are rather difficult to access. In the course of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery a fragment of aortic tissue is excised to make a bypass root. In this study we show a possibility to use CABG leftover fragments of thoracic aorta as a source of human SMC for in vitro research...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488565/evaluation-of-parametric-response-mapping-to-assess-therapeutic-response-to-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-experimental-stroke
#15
Rui He, Anaïck Moisan, Olivier Detante, Chantal Rémy, Alexandre Krainik, Emmanuel Luc Barbier, Benjamin Lemasson
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults. After the very narrow time frame during which treatment by thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy is possible, cell therapy has huge potential for enhancing stroke recovery. Accurate analysis of the response to new therapy, using imaging biomarkers, is needed to assess therapeutic efficacy. The aim of this study is to compare two analysis techniques: the parametric response map (PRM), a voxel-based technique, and the standard whole-lesion approach. These two analyses were performed on data collected at 4 time points in a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) model, which was treated with human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) therapy...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488564/hippocampal-cholinergic-neurostimulating-peptide-as-a-possible-modulating-factor-against-glutamatergic-neuronal-disability-by-amyloid-oligomers
#16
Toyohiro Sato, Yoshiaki Ohi, Daisuke Kato, Masayuki Mizuno, Hiroshi Takase, Tetsuko Kanamori, Cesar V Borlongan, Akira Haji, Noriyuki Matsukawa
Despite having pathological changes in the brain associated Alzheimer's disease (AD), some patients have preserved cognitive function. A recent epidemiological study has shown that diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring interventions may reduce cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people in the general population. However, the details of molecular mechanisms underlying this cognitive function preservation are still unknown. Previous report demonstrated that enriched environments prevent the impairment of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) through β2-adrenergic signals, when LTP is incompletely suppressed by synthetic amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482950/geoffrey-raisman-1939-2017-opening-a-scientific-door-and-giving-hope
#17
Paul R Sanberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337957/transplantation-of-cultured-olfactory-bulb-cells-prevents-abnormal-sensory-responses-during-recovery-from-dorsal-root-avulsion-in-the-rat
#18
Andrew Collins, Daqing Li, Stephen B McMahon, Geoffrey Raisman, Ying Li
The central branches of the C7 and C8 dorsal roots were avulsed close to their entry point into the spinal cord in adult rats. The forepaw responses to heat and cold stimuli were tested at 1, 2, and 3 weeks after injury. Over this period, the paws were sensitive to both stimuli at 1-2 weeks and returned toward normal at 3 weeks. Immunohistology showed no evidence of axonal regeneration into the spinal cord in a control group of rats with avulsion only, implying that adjacent dorsal roots and their corresponding dermatomes were involved in the recovery...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185615/clinical-study-of-neuroregen-scaffold-combined-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-repair-of-chronic-complete-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Yannan Zhao, Fengwu Tang, Zhifeng Xiao, Guang Han, Nuo Wang, Na Yin, Bing Chen, Xianfeng Jiang, Chen Yun, Wanjun Han, Changyu Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Regeneration of damaged neurons and recovery of sensation and motor function after complete spinal cord injury (SCI) are challenging. We previously developed a collagen scaffold, NeuroRegen, to promote axonal growth along collagen fibers and inhibit glial scar formation after SCI. When functionalized with multiple biomolecules, this scaffold promoted neurological regeneration and functional recovery in animals with SCI. In this study, eight patients with chronic complete SCI were enrolled to examine the safety and efficacy of implanting NeuroRegen scaffold with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs)...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185610/hydrogen-sulfide-reduces-recruitment-of-cd11b-gr-1-cells-in-mice-with-myocardial-infarction
#20
Ting Wu, Hua Li, Bing Wu, Lei Zhang, San-Wu Wu, Jia-Ning Wang, You-En Zhang
The present study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms by which hydrogen sulfide (H2S) attenuates left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). MI was created in mice by left coronary artery ligation. One group of mice received injections of the H2S donor sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) immediately before and 1 h after ligation, while the control group received saline alone. During both the subacute and chronic stages (1 and 4 weeks postinfarction, respectively), NaHS-treated mice demonstrated attenuation of cardiac dilation in the infarcted myocardium...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
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