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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409550/erk-and-p38-upregulation-versus-bcl-6-downregulation-in-rat-kidney-epithelial-cells-exposed-to-prolonged-hypoxia
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28337957/transplantation-of-cultured-olfactory-bulb-cells-prevents-abnormal-sensory-responses-during-recovery-from-dorsal-root-avulsion-in-the-rat
#4
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 towards 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...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337956/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#5
Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and associated with poor prognosis. Generally kidneys are assumed to be no direct target of Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully MHC-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to two different intensity protocols...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379122/recipient-adipose-derived-stem-cells-enhance-recipient-cell-engraftment-and-prolong-allotransplant-survival-in-a-miniature-swine-hind-limb-model
#6
Yur-Ren Kuo, Chien-Chang Chen, Yen-Chou Chen, Ching-Ming Chien
Donor mesenchymal stem cells could prolong vascularized composite allotransplant (VCA) survival in our previous study.However, recipient adipose tissue is easier to harvest than donor tissue for pre-conditioning modulation. Hence, this study investigated the efficacy of recipient autologous adipose-derived stem cells (rASCs) for VCA survival. The heterotopic hind-limb transplantation from female donor to male recipient was performed in out-bred miniature swine. Group-I (N=6) were untreated controls. Group-II (N=4) obtained rASC infusions (given on week 0, +1, +2, and +3)...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315294/neuronal-cell-sheet-of-cortical-motor-neuron-phenotype-derived-from-human-ips-cells
#7
Noboru Suzuki, Nagisa Arimitsu, Jun Shimizu, Kenji Takai, Chieko Hirotsu, Erika Takada, Yuji Ueda, Sueshige Wakisaka, Naruyoshi Fujiwara, Tomoko Suzuki
<p>Transplantation of stem cells which differentiate into more mature neural cells brings about functional improvement in pre-clinical studies of stroke. Previous transplant approaches in diseased brain have utilized injection of the cells in a cell suspension. In addition, neural stem cells were preferentially used as graft. However, these cells had no specific relationship to the damaged tissue of stroke patients and brain injury. The injection of cells in a suspension destroyed the cell-cell interactions that are suggested to be important for promoting functional integrity as cortical motor neurons...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315292/hypoxic-culture-promotes-dopaminergic-neuronal-differentiation-of-nasal-olfactory-mucosa-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-up-regulation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
#8
Yi Zhuo, Lei Wang, Lite Ge, Xuan Li, Ping Chen, Da Duan, Xiaohua Teng, Miao Jiang, Kai Liu, Ting Yuan, Pei Wu, Hao Wang, Yujia Deng, Huali Xie, Ying Xia, Ming Lu
<p><b>Background</b> Olfactory mucosa mesenchymal stem cells (OM-MSCs) display significant clonogenicactivity and may be easily propagated for Parkinson's disease therapies. Methods of inducing OM-MSCs to differentiate into dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons using olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) is thus an attractive topic of research.</p><p><b>Methods</b> We designed a hypoxic-induction protocol to generate DAergic neurons from OM-MSCs using a physiological oxygen (O2) level of 3% and OEC-conditioned medium (HI group)...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315291/perspectives-of-stem-cell-based-therapy-for-age-related-retinal-degenerative-diseases
#9
Vladimir Holan, Barbora Hermankova, Jan Kossl
Retinal degenerative diseases, which include age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, mostly affect the elderly population, and are the most common cause of decreased quality of vision or even blindness. So far, there is no satisfactory treatment protocol to prevent, stop or cure these disorders. A great hope and promise for patients suffering from retinal diseases is represented by stem cell-based therapy which could replace diseased or missing retinal cells, and support regeneration...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315289/microrna-21-mediates-the-protective-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-ipscs-to-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-injury-under-hypoxia
#10
Cheng-Lin Li, Zhi-Bin Xu, Xing-Liang Fan, He-Xin Chen, Qiu-Ning Yu, Shu-Bin Fang, Shu-Yue Wang, Yong-Dong Lin, Qing-Ling Fu
Airway epithelial cell injury is a key triggering event to activate allergic airway inflammation, such as asthma. We previously reported that administration of mesenchymal stem cells significantly alleviated allergic inflammation in a mouse model of asthma, and the mmu-miR-21/ACVR2A axis may be involved. However, whether MSCs protect against bronchial epithelial cell injury induced by hypoxia and the underlying mechanism remain unknown. In our study, the human bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B was induced to undergo apoptosis with a hypoxia mimic of CoCl2 damage...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281438/engineered-microvasculature-in-pdms-networks-using-endothelial-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#11
Amogh Sivarapatna, Mahboobe Ghaedi, Yang Xiao, Edward Han, Binod Aryal, Jing Zhou, Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Yibing Qyang, Karen K Hirschi, Laura E Niklason
In this study, we used a PDMS-based platform for the generation of intact, perfusioncompetent microvessel networks <i>in vitro</i>. COMSOL Multiphysics, a finite element analysis and simulation software package, was used to obtain simulated velocity, pressure, and shear stress profiles. Transgene-free human iPSCs were differentiated into partially arterialized endothelial cells (hiPSC-ECs) in 5 days under completely chemically defined conditions, using the small molecule GSK3β inhibitor CHIR99021 and thoroughly characterized for functionality and arteriallike marker expression...
March 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379123/brilliant-blue-g-but-not-fenofibrate-treatment-reverts-hemiparkinsonian-behavior-and-restores-dopamine-levels-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Enéas G Ferrazoli, Héllio D N de Souza, Isis C Nascimento, Ágatha Oliveira-Giacomelli, Telma T Schwindt, Luiz R Britto, Henning Ulrich
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and their projections to the striatum. Several processes have been described as potential inducers of the dopaminergic neuron death, such as inflammation, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. However, the death of dopaminergic neurons seems to be multifactorial and its cause remains unclear. ATP activating purinergic receptors influence various physiological functions in the CNS, including neurotransmission...
March 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258666/the-role-of-gene-editing-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#13
Hueng-Chuen Fan, Ching-Shiang Chi, Yih-Jing Lee, Jeng-Dau Tsai, Shinn-Zong Lin, Horng-Jyh Harn
Neurodegenerative diseases (NDs), at least including Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases, have become the most dreaded maladies because of no precise diagnostic tools or definite treatments for these debilitating diseases. The increased prevalence and a substantial impact on the social-economic and medical care of NDs propel governments to develop policies to counteract the impact. Although the etiologies of NDs are still unknown, growing evidence suggests that genetic, cellular and circuit alternations may cause the generation of abnormal misfolded proteins, which uncontrolledly accumulate to damage eventually overwhelms the protein-disposal mechanisms of these neurons, leading to a common pathological feature of NDs...
March 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258665/ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induces-type-ii-collagen-producing-chondrocytes-in-human-arthritic-synovial-fluid
#14
Bruce E Heck, Joshua J Park, Vishruti Makani, Eun-Cheol Kim, Dong Hyun Kim
Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory joint disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage within synovial joints. An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from OA and the population is expected to reach 67 million in USA by 2030. Thus, it is urgent to find an effective OA treatment. Traditional OA treatments have no disease-modifying effect while regenerative OA therapies such as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) show some promise. Nonetheless, current regenerative therapies do not overcome synovial inflammation that suppresses the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to chondrocytes and the expression of type II collagen, the major constituent of functional cartilage...
March 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332468/regenerative-medicine-shedding-light-into-the-link-between-aging-and-cancer
#15
Fabio Marongiu, Maria Paola Serra, Maura Fanti, Erika Cadoni, Monica Serra, Ezio Laconi
The evidence linking aging and cancer is overwhelming. Findings emerging from the field of regenerative medicine reinforce the notion that aging and cancer are profoundly interrelated in their pathogenetic pathways. We discuss evidence to indicate that age-associated alterations in the tissue microenvironment contribute to the emergence of a neoplastic-prone tissue landscape, which is able to support the selective growth of pre-neoplastic cell populations. Interestingly, tissue contexts that are able to select for the growth of pre-neoplastic cells, including the aged liver microenvironment, are also supportive for the clonal expansion of normal, homotypic, transplanted cells...
March 2, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213959/combining-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-genome-editing-technologies-for-clinical-applications
#16
Chia-Yu Chang, Hsiao-Chien Ting, Hong-Lin Su, Jing-Ren Jeng
In this review, we introduce current developments in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), site-specific nuclease (SSN)-mediated genome editing tools, and the combined application of these two novel technologies in biomedical research and therapeutic trials. The sustainable pluripotent property of iPSCs in vitro not only provides unlimited cell sources for basic research but also benefits precision medicines for human diseases. In addition, rapidly evolving SSN tools efficiently tailor genetic manipulations for exploring gene functions and can be utilized to correct genetic defects of congenital diseases in the near future...
February 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195036/gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibition-induced-neuroprotection-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-stroke
#17
Yingying Zhao, Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Yongbo Zhang, Soonmi Won, Jinmei Sun, Shan Ping Yu, Jimei Li, Ling Wei
Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating disease that lacks effective therapies. In the present investigation, we tested 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO) as a selective glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor in a mouse model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). ICH was induced by injection of collagenase IV into the striatum of 8 to 10-week old C57BL/6 mice. BIO (8 µg/kg, i.p.) was administered following either an acute delivery (0 - 2 hr delay) or a prolonged regimen (every 48 hrs starting at 3 days postICH)...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195035/pre-s2-mutant-induced-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signal-pathways-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Chiao-Fang Teng, Han-Chieh Wu, Woei-Cherng Shyu, Long-Bin Jeng, Ih-Jen Su
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Pre-S2 mutant represents an HBV oncoprotein that is accumulated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and manifests as type II ground glass hepatocytes (GGHs). Pre-S2 mutant can induce ER stress and initiate multiple ER stress-dependent or -independent cellular signal pathways, leading to growth advantage of type II GGH. Importantly, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signal pathways are consistently activated throughout the liver tumorigenesis in pre-S2 mutant transgenic mice and in human HCC tissues, leading to hepatocyte proliferation, metabolic disorders, and HCC tumorigenesis...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195034/treatment-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-phase-i-iia-clinical-study
#19
Yun-An Tsai, Ren-Shyan Liu, Jiing-Feng Lirng, Bang-Hung Yang, Chin-Hao Chang, YiChen Wang, Yu-Shan Wu, Jennifer Hui-Chun Ho, Oscar K Lee, Bing-Wen Soong
Ataxia is one of the most devastating symptoms of many neurodegenerative disorders. As of today, there isn’tany effective treatment to retard its progression. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown promise in treating neurodegenerative diseases. We hereby report the results of a phase I/IIa clinical study conducted in Taiwan to primarily evaluate the safety, tolerability and, secondarily, the possible efficacy of intravenous administration of allogeneic adipose tissuederived MSCs from healthy donors...
February 14, 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
#20
Yannan Zhao, Fengwu Tang, Guang Han, Nuo Wang, Na Yin, Bing Chen, Xianfeng Jiang, Chen Yun, Wanjun Han, Changyu Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Zhifeng Xiao, 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 scaffold, 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 (MSCs)...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
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