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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338388/novel-fusion-protein-targeting-mitochondrial-dna-improves-pancreatic-islet-functional-potency-and-islet-transplantation-outcomes
#1
Juan S Danobeitia, Peter J Chlebeck, Inna Shokolenko, Xiaobo Ma, Glenn Wilson, Luis A Fernandez
Long-term graft survival is an ongoing challenge in the field of islet transplantation. With the growing demand for transplantable organs, therapies to improve organ quality and reduce the incidence of graft dysfunction are of paramount importance. We evaluated the protective role of a recombinant DNA repair protein targeted to mitochondria (Exscien I-III), as a therapeutic agent using a rodent model of pancreatic islet transplantation. We first investigated the effect of therapy on isolated rat islets cultured with pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1 β, interferon γ, and tumor necrosis factor α) for 48 h and documented a significant reduction in apoptosis by flow cytometry, improved viability by immunofluorescence, and conserved functional potency in vitro and in vivo in Exscien I-III-treated islets...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338387/quantifying-the-effects-of-different-neutral-proteases-on-human-islet-integrity
#2
Heide Brandhorst, Paul R V Johnson, Olle Korsgren, Daniel Brandhorst
Efficient islet release from the pancreas requires the combination of collagenase, neutral protease (cNP), or thermolysin (TL). Recently, it has been shown that clostripain (CP) may also contribute to efficient islet release from the human pancreas. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of these proteases on human islet integrity in a prospective approach. Islets were isolated from the pancreas of 10 brain-dead human organ donors. Purified islets were precultured for 3 to 4 d at 37 °C to ensure that preparations were cleared of predamaged islets, and only integral islets were subjected to 90 min of incubation at 37 °C in Hank's balanced salt solution supplemented with cNP, TL, or CP...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338386/estrogen-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-facilitates-bilirubin-metabolism-in-regenerating-liver-through-regulating-cytochrome-p450-2a6-expression
#3
Ta-Lun Kao, Yao-Li Chen, Yu-Ping Kuan, Wei-Chun Chang, Yu-Chen Ho, Shuyuan Yeh, Long-Bin Jeng, Wen-Lung Ma
BACKGROUND: After living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), rising serum bilirubin levels commonly indicate insufficient numbers of hepatocytes are available to metabolize bilirubin into biliverdin. Recovery of bilirubin levels is an important marker of hepatocyte repopulation after LDLT. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 in humans (or cyp2a4 in rodents) can function as "bilirubin oxidase." Functional hepatocytes contain abundant CYP2A6, which is considered a marker for hepatocyte function recovery...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338385/does-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-source-influence-smooth-muscle-regeneration-in-tissue-engineered-urinary-bladders
#4
Marta Pokrywczynska, Arkadiusz Jundzill, Karolina Warda, Lukasz Buchholz, Marta Rasmus, Jan Adamowicz, Magdalena Bodnar, Andrzej Marszalek, Anna Helmin-Basa, Jacek Michalkiewicz, Maciej Gagat, Alina Grzanka, Malgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Agata Magdalena Gastecka, Tomasz Kloskowski, Maciej Nowacki, Camillo Ricordi, Tomasz Drewa
A variety of tissue engineering techniques utilizing different cells and biomaterials are currently being explored to construct urinary bladder walls de novo, but so far no approach is clearly superior. The aim of this study was to determine whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from different sources, (bone marrow [BM-MSCs] and adipose tissue [ADSCs]), differ in their potential to regenerate smooth muscles in tissue-engineered urinary bladders and to determine an optimal number of MSCs for urinary bladder smooth muscle regeneration...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338384/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-preserve-adult-newborn-neurons-and-reduce-neurological-injury-after-cerebral-ischemia-by-reducing-the-number-of-hypertrophic-microglia-macrophages
#5
Willie Lin, Yogi Chang-Yo Hsuan, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ting-Wei Kuo, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Yu-Chin Su, Ko-Chi Niu, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Microglia are the first source of a neuroinflammatory cascade, which seems to be involved in every phase of stroke-related neuronal damage. Two weeks after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), vehicle-treated rats displayed higher numbers of total ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba-1)-positive cells, greater cell body areas of Iba-1-positive cells, and higher numbers of hypertrophic Iba-1-positive cells (with a cell body area over 80 μm2) in the ipsilateral ischemic brain regions including the frontal cortex, striatum, and parietal cortex...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338383/the-process-of-engraftment-of-myogenic-cells-in-skeletal-muscles-of-primates-understanding-clinical-observations-and-setting-directions-in-cell-transplantation-research
#6
Daniel Skuk, Jacques P Tremblay
We studied in macaques the evolution of the intramuscular transplantation of muscle precursor cells between the time of administration and the time at which the graft is considered stable. Satellite cell-derived myoblasts labeled with ß-galactosidase were transplanted into 1 cm3 muscle regions following cell culture and transplantation protocols similar to our last clinical trials. These regions were biopsied 1 h, 1, 3, 7 d, and 3 wk later and analyzed by histology. We observed that the cell suspension leaks from the muscle bundles during injection toward the epimysium and perimysium, where most cells accumulate after transplantation...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338382/mounting-of-biomaterials-for-use-in-ophthalmic-cell-therapies
#7
Damien G Harkin, Siobhan E Dunphy, Audra M A Shadforth, Rebecca A Dawson, Jennifer Walshe, Nadia Zakaria
When used as scaffolds for cell therapies, biomaterials often present basic handling and logistical problems for scientists and surgeons alike. The quest for an appropriate mounting device for biomaterials is therefore a significant and common problem. In this review, we provide a detailed overview of the factors to consider when choosing an appropriate mounting device including those experienced during cell culture, quality assurance, and surgery. By way of example, we draw upon our combined experience in developing epithelial cell therapies for the treatment of eye diseases...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338381/effect-of-the-diabetic-state-on-islet-engraftment-and-function-in-a-large-animal-model-of-islet-kidney-transplantation
#8
Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Atsushi Hirakata, Matthew Weiss, Adam Griesemer, Akira Shimizu, Hanzhou Hong, Andreas Habertheuer, Vaja Tchipashvili, Kazuhiko Yamada, David H Sachs
In islet transplantation, in addition to immunologic and ischemic factors, the diabetic/hyperglycemic state of the recipient has been proposed, although not yet validated, as a possible cause of islet toxicity, contributing to islet loss during the engraftment period. Using a miniature swine model of islet transplantation, we have now assessed the effect of a persistent state of hyperglycemia on islet engraftment and subsequent function. An islet-kidney (IK) model previously described by our laboratory was utilized...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338380/transplantation-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-reveals-structural-and-functional-improvements-in-the-spastic-han-wistar-rat-model-of-ataxia
#9
Ruslan L Nuryyev, Toni L Uhlendorf, Wesley Tierney, Suren Zatikyan, Oleg Kopyov, Alex Kopyov, Jessica Ochoa, William Van Trigt, Cindy S Malone, Randy W Cohen
The use of regenerative medicine to treat nervous system disorders like ataxia has been proposed to either replace or support degenerating neurons. In this study, we assessed the ability of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) to repair and restore the function of dying neurons within the spastic Han-Wistar rat (sHW), a model of ataxia. The sHW rat suffers from neurodegeneration of specific neurons, including cerebellar Purkinje cells and hippocampal CA3 pyramidal cells leading to the observed symptoms of forelimb tremor, hind-leg rigidity, gait abnormality, motor incoordination, and a shortened life span...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338379/factors-affecting-survival-in-children-with-pericardial-effusion-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Tang-Her Jaing, Shih-Hsiang Chen, Yu-Chuan Wen, Tsung-Yen Chang, Dai-Yun Tsai, Hung-Tao Chung, Pei-Kwei Tsay
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, outcome, and clinical significance of pericardial effusion (PE). We retrospectively analyzed outcomes of 272 pediatric patients undergoing their first hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from 1998 to 2016. In total, 15% (3/20) and 5.9% (15/252) of autologous and allogeneic HSCT recipients, respectively, were identified with PE. However, there was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of PE between the 2 groups...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251115/nano-encapsulation-of-bilirubin-in-pluronic-f127-chitosan-improves-uptake-in-%C3%AE-cells-and-increases-islet-viability-and-function-after-hypoxic-stress
#11
Bronwyn Fullagar, Wei Rao, Chen Gilor, Feng Xu, Xiaoming He, Christopher A Adin
Pancreatic islet transplantation is the only curative, noninvasive treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus; however, high rates of cell death in the immediate postimplantation period have limited the success of this procedure. Bilirubin, an endogenous antioxidant, can improve the survival of murine pancreatic allografts during hypoxic stress but has poor solubility in aqueous solutions. We hypothesized that nano-encapsulation of bilirubin in pluronic 127-chitosan nanoparticle bilirubin (nBR) would improve uptake by murine pancreatic islet cells and improve their viability following hypoxic stress...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251114/s-allylcysteine-improves-blood-flow-recovery-and-prevents-ischemic-injury-by-augmenting-neovasculogenesis
#12
Jia-Ning Syu, Mei-Due Yang, Shu-Yao Tsai, En-Pei Isabel Chiang, Shao-Chih Chiu, Che-Yi Chao, Raymond L Rodriguez, Feng-Yao Tang
Studies suggest that a low level of circulating human endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is a risk factor for ischemic injury and coronary artery disease (CAD). Consumption of S-allylcysteine (SAC) is known to prevent CAD. However, the protective effects of SAC on the ischemic injury are not yet clear. In this study, we examined whether SAC could improve blood flow recovery in ischemic tissues through EPC-mediated neovasculogenesis. The results demonstrate that SAC significantly enhances the neovasculogenesis of EPCs in vitro...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251113/microarray-expression-profile-of-lncrnas-and-mrnas-in-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-a2b5-cell-transplantation
#13
Qiang Lyu, Zi-Bin Zhang, Song-Jun Fu, Liu-Lin Xiong, Jing Liu, Ting-Hua Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause neurological damage, but an effective therapy and the associated mechanisms of action have not yet been elucidated. A TBI model was established using the modified Feeney method. A2B5+ cells, an oligodendroglial progenitor, were acquired from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by mouse embryonic fibroblasts and were transplanted into the injured site. The neurological severity score (NSS) was recorded on 3 d, 7 d, 11 d, 15 d, and 19 d. Seven days after transplantation, oligodendrocytes 2 (Olig2) and myelin basic protein (MBP) were detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot (WB), and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) were screened by microarray technology...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251112/in-vivo-long-term-tracking-of-neural-stem-cells-transplanted-into-an-acute-ischemic-stroke-model-with-reporter-gene-based-bimodal-mr-and-optical-imaging
#14
Fang Zhang, Xiaohui Duan, Liejing Lu, Xiang Zhang, Meiwei Chen, Jiaji Mao, Minghui Cao, Jun Shen
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) is emerging as a new therapeutic approach for stroke. Real-time imaging of transplanted NSCs is essential for successful cell delivery, safety monitoring, tracking cell fate and function, and understanding the interactions of transplanted cells with the host environment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of magnetic nanoparticle-labeled cells has been the most widely used means to track stem cells in vivo. Nevertheless, it does not allow for the reliable discrimination between live and dead cells...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251111/fully-dedifferentiated-chondrocytes-expanded-in-specific-mesenchymal-stem-cell-growth-medium-with-fgf2-obtains-mesenchymal-stem-cell-phenotype-in-vitro-but-retains-chondrocyte-phenotype-in-vivo
#15
Jungsun Lee, Jin-Yeon Lee, Byung-Chul Chae, Jeongho Jang, EunAh Lee, Youngsook Son
Given recent progress in regenerative medicine, we need a means to expand chondrocytes in quantity without losing their regenerative capability. Although many reports have shown that growth factor supplementation can have beneficial effects, the use of growth factor-supplemented basal media has widespread effect on the characteristics of chondrocytes. Chondrocytes were in vitro cultured in the 2 most widely used chondrocyte growth media, conventional chondrocyte culture medium and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) culture medium, both with and without fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) supplementation...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251110/aortic-graft-at-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-as-a-source-of-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells
#16
Daria Kostina, Dmitry Zverev, Vadim Grebennik, Mikhail Gordeev, Elena Ignatieva, Irina Voronkina, Anna Kostareva, Anna Malashicheva
One of the serious obstacles of the aortopathies research is a considerable shortage of human aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs), 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...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251109/human-olfactory-ensheathing-cell-transplantation-improves-motor-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-3-spinocerebellar-ataxia
#17
Jeanne Hsieh, Jen-Wei Liu, Horng-Jyh Harn, Kuo-Wei Hsueh, Karthyayani Rajamani, Yu-Chen Deng, Chih-Min Chia, Woei-Cheang Shyu, Shinn-Zong Lin, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the cerebellum and spinal cord. Among the 40 types of SCA, SCA type 3 (SCA3), also referred to as Machado-Joseph disease, is the most common. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of intracranial transplantation of human olfactory ensheathing cells (hOECs) in the ATXN3-84Q mouse model of SCA3. Motor function begins to decline in ATXN3-84Q transgenic mice at approximately 13 weeks of age. ATXN3-84Q mice that received intracranial hOEC transplantation into the dorsal raphe nucleus of the brain exhibited significant improvements in motor function, as measured by the rotarod performance test and footprint pattern analysis...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251108/sertoli-cells-loaded-with-doxorubicin-in-lipid-micelles-reduced-tumor-burden-and-dox-induced-toxicity
#18
Mahasweta Das, Mark Howell, Elspeth A Foran, Rohit Iyre, Shyam S Mohapatra, Subhra Mohapatra
The toxic side effects of doxorubicin (Dox) limit its long-term use as a lung cancer chemotherapeutic. Additionally, drug delivery to the deep lung is challenging. To address these challenges, isolated rat Sertoli cells (SCs) were preloaded with Dox conjugated to lipid micelle nanoparticles (SC-DLMNs) and delivered to mouse lungs. These immunocompetent cells, when injected intravenously, travel to the lung, deliver the payload, and get cleared by the system quickly without causing any adverse reaction. We observed that SC-DLMNs effectively treated Lewis lung carcinoma 1-induced lung tumors in mice and the drug efficacy was comparable to SC-Dox treatment...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251107/multicenter-assessment-of-animal-free-collagenase-af-1-for-human-islet-isolation
#19
Daniel Brandhorst, Géraldine Parnaud, Andrew Friberg, Vanessa Lavallard, Sandrine Demuylder-Mischler, Stephen Hughes, Julia Saphörster, Manfred Kurfürst, Olle Korsgren, Thierry Berney, Paul R V Johnson
Animal-free (AF) SERVA Collagenase AF-1 and Neutral Protease (NP) AF GMP Grade have recently become available for human islet isolation. This report describes the initial experiences of 3 different islet transplant centers. Thirty-four human pancreases were digested using 1 vial of the 6 different lots of Collagenase AF-1 (2,000-2,583 PZ-U/vial) supplemented with 4 different lots of NP AF in a range of 50 to 160 DMC-U per pancreas. Isolation, culture, and quality assessment were performed using standard techniques as previously described...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113472/cell-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Takao Yasuhara, Masahiro Kameda, Tatsuya Sasaki, Naoki Tajiri, Isao Date
Cell therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) began in 1979 with the transplantation of fetal rat dopamine-containing neurons that improved motor abnormalities in the PD rat model with good survival of grafts and axonal outgrowth. Thirty years have passed since the 2 clinical trials using cell transplantation for PD patients were first reported. Recently, cell therapy is expected to develop as a realistic treatment option for PD patients owing to the advancement of biotechnology represented by pluripotent stem cells...
September 2017: Cell Transplantation
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