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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488567/aortic-graft-at-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-as-a-source-of-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28447575/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-elderly-exhibit-decreased-migration-and-differentiation-abilities-with-senescent-properties
#4
Meichen Liu, Hua Lei, Ping Dong, Xin Fu, Zhigang Yang, Ying Yang, Jiguang Ma, Xia Liu, Yilin Cao, Ran Xiao
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can be applied extensively in the clinic because they can be easily isolated and cause less donor-site morbidity; however, their application can be complicated by patient-specific factors, such as age and harvest site. In this study, we systematically evaluated the effects of age on the quantity and quality of hADSCs isolated from excised chest subcutaneous adipose tissue and investigated the underlying molecular mechanism. hADSCs were isolated from donors of three different age groups (i...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447574/optimized-longitudinal-monitoring-of-stem-cell-grafts-in-mouse-brain-using-a-novel-bioluminescent-near-infrared-fluorescent-fusion-reporter
#5
Laura Mezzanotte, Juvita Delancy Iljas, Ivo Que, Alan Chan, Eric Kaijzel, Rob Hoeben, Clemens Löwik
<p>Biodistribution and fate of transplanted stem cells via longitudinal monitoring has been successfully achievedin the last decade using optical imaging. However, sensitive longitudinal imaging of transplanted stem cells in deep tissue like the brain remains challenging not only due to low light penetration but because of other factors such as low or inferior expression levels of optical reporters in stem cells and stem cell death after transplantation. Here we describe an optimized imaging protocol for sensitive long term monitoring of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) expressing a novel bioluminescent/near infrared fluorescent (NIRF) fusion reporter transplanted in mouse brain cortex...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447573/improving-neurorepair-in-stroke-brain-through-endogenous-neurogenesis-enhancing-drugs
#6
Kuo-Jen Wu, Seongjin Yu, Jea-Young Lee, Barry Hoffer, Yun Wang
Stroke induces not only cell death but also neurorepair. De novo neurogenesis has been found in the subventricular zone(SVZ) of adult mammalian brain days after stroke. Most of these newly generated cells die shortly after the insult. Recent studies have shown that pharmacological manipulation can improve the survival of endogenous neuroprogenitor cells and neural regeneration in stroke rats. As these drugs target the endogenous reparative processes which occur days after stroke, they may provide a prolonged window for stroke therapy...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447572/effects-of-bone-marrow-derived-msc-transplantation-on-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-comparisons-of-transplant-locations-and-cell-concentrations
#7
Jessica J Matyas, Andrew N Stewart, Allison Goldsmith, Zhenhong Nan, Reid L Skeel, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a widely disabling condition, constraining those affected by it to wheelchairs and requiring intense daily care and assistance. Cell replacement therapies, targeting regeneration of cells in the injured cord, are currently gaining momentum in the field of SCI research. Previous studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce functional deficits through immunomodulation and production of trophic factors in a variety of neurological disorders. The present study assessed the efficacy of transplanted bone marrow-derived MSCs at different concentrations and locations for promoting functional recovery following SCI...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447571/neuroprotective-effects-of-betulin-in-pharmacological-and-transgenic-c-elegans-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Chia-Wen Tsai, Rong-Tzong Tsai, Shih-Ping Liu, Chang-Shi Chen, Min-Chen Tsai, Shao-Hsuan Chien, Huey-Shan Hung, Shinn-Zong Lin, Woei-Cherng Shyu, Ru-Huei Fu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative disorder of the central nervous system in the elderly.It is characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta, as well as by motor dysfunction. Although the causes of PD are not well understood, aggregation of α-synuclein (α-syn) in neurons contributes to this disease. Currently, therapeutics for PD provide satisfactory symptom relief, but not a cure. Treatment strategies include attempts to identify new drugs that will prevent or arrest the progressive course of PD by correcting disease-specific pathogenic process...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447570/peptide-modified-chitosan-hydrogel-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-by-promoting-fibroblast-proliferation-migration-and-secretion
#9
Xionglin Chen, Min Zhang, Shixuan Chen, Xueer Wang, Zhihui Tian, Yinghua Chen, Pengcheng Xu, Lei Zhang, Lu Zhang, Lin Zhang
Skin wound healing is a complicated process that involves a variety of cells and cytokines. Fibroblasts play an important role in this process and participate in transformation into myofibroblasts, the synthesis of extracellular matrix and fibers, and the secretion of a variety of growth factors. This study assessed the effects of peptide SIKVAV (Ser-Ile-Lys-Val-Ala-Val)-modified chitosan hydrogels on skin wound healing. We investigated the capability of peptide SIKVAV to promote cell proliferation and migration, the synthesis of collagen and the secretion of a variety of growth factors using fibroblasts in vitro...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447569/a-new-treatment-strategy-for-parkinson-s-disease-through-the-gut-brain-axis-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-pathway
#10
Dong Seok Kim, Ho-Il Choi, Yun Wang, Yu Luo, Barry J Hoffer, Nigel H Greig
Molecular communications in the gut-brain axis, between the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract, arecritical for maintaining healthy brain function particularly in aging. Epidemiological analyses indicate type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's diseases (PD) for which aging shows a major correlative association. Common pathophysiological features exist between T2DM, AD and PD, including oxidative stress, inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal protein processing and cognitive decline, and suggest that effective drugs for T2DM that positively impact the gut-brain axis could provide an effective treatment option for neurodegenerative diseases...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409550/erk-and-p38-upregulation-versus-bcl-6-downregulation-in-rat-kidney-epithelial-cells-exposed-to-prolonged-hypoxia
#11
Fengbao Luo, Jian Shi, Qianqian Shi, Xiaozhou He, Ying Xia
Hypoxia is a common cause of kidney injury and a major issue in kidney transplantation. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are involved in the cellular response to hypoxia, but the precise roles of MAPKs in renal cell reaction to hypoxic stress are not well known yet. This work was conducted to investigate the regulation of ERK1/2 and p38 and their signaling-relevant molecules in kidney epithelial cells exposed to prolonged hypoxia. Rat kidney epithelial cells NRK-52E were exposed to hypoxic conditions (1% O2) for 24-72 hrs...
April 12, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387177/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-derived-pancreatic-%C3%AE-like-cell-differentiation
#12
Yan Huang, Jian Wan, Yibing Guo, Shajun Zhu, Yao Wang, Lei Wang, Qingsong Guo, Yuhua Lu, Zhiwei Wang
Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide and β cell replacement is one of the promising strategies. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could differentiate intoany cell type, including pancreatic β cells, providing a well treatment therapy for diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the differentiation of iPSC-derived β cells were not clear. Here, we generated pancreatic β-like cells frommouse iPSCs by a three-stage protocol and performed deep RNA sequencing to get a transcriptional landscape of iPSC-derived pancreatic β-like cells during the selective differentiation period...
March 28, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387176/a-peg-based-hydrogel-for-effective-wound-care-management
#13
Sen-Lu Chen, Ru-Huei Fu, Shih-Fei Liao, Shih-Pin Liu, Shinn-Zong Lin, Yu- Chi Wang
It is extremely challenging to achieve strong adhesion in soft tissues while minimizing toxicity, tissue damage, and other side effects caused by the wound sealing materials. In this study, flexible synthetic hydrogel sealants were prepared based on polyethylene glycol (PEG) materials. PEG is a synthetic material that is non-toxic and inert and, thus, suitable for use in medical products. We evaluated the In vitro biocompatibility tests of the dressings were performed to assess cytotoxicity and irritation, sensitization, pyrogen toxicity, and systemic toxicity following the ISO 10993 standards and in vivoeffects of the hydrogel samples using Coloskin liquid bandages as control samples for potential in wound close...
March 27, 2017: Cell Transplantation
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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