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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406573/robo1-regulates-the-migration-of-human-subventricular-zone-neural-progenitor-cells-during-development
#1
Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Emily Lavell, Linda Chen, Paula Schiapparelli, Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Vivian Capilla-Gonzalez, Gabrielle Drummond, Anna Christina Clements, Liron Noiman, Katrina Thaler, Anne Burke, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Human neural progenitor cell (NPC) migration within the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ganglionic eminence is an active process throughout early brain development. The migration of human NPCs from the SVZ to the olfactory bulb during fetal stages resembles what occurs in adult rodents. As the human brain develops during infancy, this migratory stream is drastically reduced in cell number and becomes barely evident in adults. The mechanisms regulating human NPC migration are unknown. The Slit-Robo signaling pathway has been defined as a chemorepulsive cue involved in axon guidance and neuroblast migration in rodents...
April 13, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398002/alpha-ketoglutarate-curbs-differentiation-and-induces-cell-death-in-mesenchymal-stromal-precursors-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#2
Karmveer Singh, Linda Krug, Abhijit Basu, Patrick Meyer, Nicolai Treiber, Seppe Vander Beken, Meinhard Wlaschek, Stefan Kochanek, Wilhelm Bloch, Hartmut Geiger, Pallab Maity, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
Increased concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS) originating from dysfunctional mitochondria contribute to diverse aging-related degenerative disorders. But so far little is known about the impact of distinct ROS on metabolism and fate of stromal precursor cells. We here demonstrate that an increase in superoxide anion radicals due to superoxide dismutase 2 (Sod2) deficiency in stromal precursor cells suppress osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation through fundamental changes in the global metabolite landscape...
April 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390147/concise-review-stem-cells-in-osteoimmunology
#3
Fernando A Fierro, Jan Nolta, Iannis E Adamopoulos
Bone remodeling is a lifelong process in which mature bone tissue is removed from the skeleton by bone resorption and is replenished by new during ossification or bone formation. The remodeling cycle requires both the differentiation and activation of two cell types with opposing functions. The osteoclast, which orchestrates bone resorption, and the osteoblast, which orchestrates bone formation. The differentiation of these cells from their respective precursors is a process which has been overshadowed by enigma, particularly because the precise osteoclast precursor has not been identified and because the identification of skeletal stem cells (SSC), which give rise to osteoblasts, is very recent...
April 8, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376568/mesenchymal-stem-cell-microvesicles-attenuate-acute-lung-injury-in-mice-partly-mediated-by-ang-1-mrna
#4
Xiao-Dan Tang, Lin Shi, Antoine Monsel, Xiang-Yang Li, Hui-Li Zhu, Ying-Gang Zhu, Jie-Ming Qu
Microvesicles derived from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC MVs) were demonstrated to ameliorate inflammation in lungs. We have found their content of mRNA for keratinocyte growth factor was partly involved in their therapeutic effects. Since MSC MVs also contained a substantial quantity of Angiopoietin-1 mRNA, which plays an essential role in vascular stabilization and resolving inflammation, we hypothesized that Angiopoietin-1 mRNA might similarly account for a part of their therapeutic effects. We down-regulated Angiopoietin-1 mRNA expression in microvesicles, using a lentivirus vector carrying Angiopoietin-1 shRNA to transfect mesenchymal stem cells...
April 4, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376567/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-potentiates-jagged-1-mediated-angiogenesis-by-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes
#5
Hernán Gonzalez-King, Nahuel A García, Imelda Ontoria-Oviedo, María Ciria, José Anastasio Montero, Pilar Sepúlveda
Insufficient vessel growth associated with ischemia remains an unresolved issue in vascular medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to promote angiogenesis via a mechanism that is potentiated by hypoxia. Overexpression of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α in MSCs improves their therapeutic potential by inducing angiogenesis in transplanted tissues. Here we studied the contribution of exosomes released by HIF-1α-overexpressing donor MSCs (HIF-MSC) to angiogenesis by endothelial cells. Exosome secretion was enhanced in HIF-MSC...
April 4, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376564/adipogenic-differentiation-of-msc-alters-their-immunomodulatory-properties-in-a-tissue-specific-manner
#6
Hafsa Munir, Lewis S C Ward, Lozan Sheriff, Samuel Kemble, Saba Nayar, Francesca Barone, Gerard B Nash, Helen M McGettrick
Chronic inflammation is associated with formation of ectopic fat deposits that might represent damage-induced aberrant mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation. Such deposits are associated with increased levels of inflammatory infiltrate and poor prognosis. Here we tested the hypothesis that differentiation from MSC to adipocytes in inflamed tissue might contribute to chronicity through loss of immunomodulatory function. We assessed the effects of adipogenic differentiation of MSC from bone marrow or adipose tissue- on their capacity to regulate neutrophil recruitment by endothelial cells and compared the differentiated cells to primary adipocytes from adipose tissue...
April 4, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376560/hypoxia-mediated-epigenetic-regulation-of-stemness-in-brain-tumor-cells
#7
Authors Pankaj Prasad, Shivani Arora Mittal, Jonita Chongtham, Sujata Mohanty, Tapasya Srivastava
Activation of pluripotency regulatory circuit is an important event in solid tumor progression and the hypoxic microenvironment is known to enhance the stemness feature of some cells. This distinct population of cancer stem cells (CSCs)/tumor initiating cells (TICs) exist in a niche and augment invasion, metastasis and drug resistance. Previously, studies have reported global hypomethylation and site-specific aberrant methylation in gliomas along with other epigenetic modifications as important contributors to genomic instability during glioma progression...
April 4, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371128/intranuclear-actin-structure-modulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation
#8
Buer Sen, Gunes Uzer, Rebekah M Samsonraj, Zhihui Xie, Cody McGrath, Maya Styner, Amel Dudakovic, Andre J van Wijnen, Janet Rubin
Actin structure contributes to physiologic events within the nucleus to control mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) differentiation. Continuous cytochalasin D (Cyto D) disruption of the MSC actin cytoskeleton leads to osteogenic or adipogenic differentiation, both requiring mass transfer of actin into the nucleus. Cyto D remains extranuclear, thus intranuclear actin polymerization is potentiated by actin transfer: we asked whether actin structure affects differentiation. We show that secondary actin filament branching via the Arp2/3 complex is required for osteogenesis and that preventing actin branching stimulates adipogenesis, as shown by expression profiling of osteogenic and adipogenic biomarkers and unbiased RNA-seq analysis...
April 3, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370670/origin-and-characterization-of-alpha-smooth-muscle-actin-positive-cells-during-murine-lung-development
#9
Alena Moiseenko, Vahid Kheirollahi, Cho-Ming Chao, Negah Ahmadvand, Jennifer Quantius, Jochen Wilhelm, Susanne Herold, Katrin Ahlbrecht, Rory E Morty, Albert A Rizvanov, Parviz Minoo, Elie El Agha, Saverio Bellusci
ACTA2 expression identifies pulmonary airway and vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) as well as alveolar myofibroblasts (MYF). Mesenchymal progenitors expressing fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10), Wilms tumor 1 (Wt1), or glioma-associated oncogene 1 (Gli1) contribute to SMC formation from early stages of lung development. However, their respective contribution and specificity to the SMC and/or alveolar MYF lineages remain controversial. In addition, the contribution of mesenchymal cells undergoing active WNT signaling remains unknown...
April 3, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328168/intrastriatal-transplantation-of-human-neural-stem-cells-restores-the-impaired-subventricular-zone-in-parkinsonian-mice
#10
Fuxing Zuo, Feng Xiong, Xia Wang, Xueyuan Li, Renzhi Wang, Wei Ge, Xinjie Bao
Cell replacement therapy using neural stem cells (NSCs) transplantation has recently emerged as a promising method of Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. To gain new insights into the mechanisms of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced lesioning and therapeutic efficacy of human NSCs (hNSCs) transplantation, the striatum (ST) of intrastriatal 6-OHDA-injected parkinsonian mice were unilaterally engrafted with undifferentiated hNSCs. A high-throughput quantitative proteomic approach was used to characterize the proteome profiles of PD-related brain regions such as the SN, ST, olfactory bulb, and subventricular zone (SVZ) in these mice...
March 22, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316123/concise-review-msc-adhesion-cascade-insights-into-homing-and-transendothelial-migration
#11
REVIEW
Franziska Nitzsche, Claudia Müller, Barbara Lukomska, Jukka Jolkkonen, Alexander Deten, Johannes Boltze
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for adult cell therapies in regenerative medicine. To fully exert their potential, efficient homing and migration toward lesion sites play an important role. Local transplantation deposits MSC in spatial proximity to the lesion, but often requires invasive procedures. Systemic administration routes are favored, but require the targeted extravasation of the circulating MSC at the site of injury. Transplanted MSC can indeed leave the blood flow and transmigrate through the endothelial barrier, and reach the lesion site...
March 18, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299842/electroacupuncture-promotes-cns-dependent-release-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#12
Tatiana E Salazar, Matthew R Richardson, Eleni Beli, Matthew S Ripsch, John George, Youngsook Kim, Yaqian Duan, Leni Moldovan, Yuanqing Yan, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Vaishnavi Jadhav, Jared A Smith, Susan McGorray, Alicia L Bertone, Dmitri O Traktuev, Keith L March, Luis M Colon-Perez, Keith Avin, Emily Sims, Julie A Mund, Jamie Case, Shaolin Deng, Min Su Kim, Bruce McDavitt, Michael E Boulton, Jeffrey Thinschmidt, Sergio Li Calzi, Stephanie D Fitz, Robyn K Fuchs, Stuart J Warden, Todd McKinley, Anantha Shekhar, Marcelo Febo, Phillip L Johnson, Lung Ji Chang, Zhanguo Gao, Mikhail G Kolonin, Song Lai, Jinfeng Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Fletcher A White, Huisheng Xie, Mervin C Yoder, Maria B Grant
Electro-acupuncture (EA) performed in rats and humans using front-limb acupuncture sites, LI-4 and LI-11, and Du-14 and Du-20 increased functional connectivity between the anterior hypothalamus and the amygdala and mobilized mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into the systemic circulation. In human subjects, the source of the MSC was found to be primarily adipose tissue whereas in rodents the tissue sources were considered more heterogeneous. Pharmacological disinhibition of rat hypothalamus enhanced sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and similarly resulted in a release of MSC into the circulation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295901/high-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-identifies-a-subset-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-with-vascular-regenerative-potential
#13
Stephen E Sherman, Miljan Kuljanin, Tyler T Cooper, David M Putman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
During culture expansion, multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) differentially express aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), an intracellular detoxification enzyme that protects long-lived cells against oxidative stress. Thus, MSC selection based on ALDH-activity may be used to reduce heterogeneity and distinguish MSC subsets with improved regenerative potency. After expansion of human bone marrow-derived MSCs, cell progeny was purified based on low versus high ALDH-activity (ALDH(hi) ) by fluorescence-activated cell sorting, and each subset was compared for multipotent stromal and provascular regenerative functions...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295880/mesenchymal-stem-cells-modulate-differentiation-of-myeloid-progenitor-cells-during-inflammation
#14
Afsaneh Amouzegar, Sharad K Mittal, Anuradha Sahu, Srikant K Sahu, Sunil K Chauhan
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess distinct immunomodulatory properties and have tremendous potential for use in therapeutic applications in various inflammatory diseases. MSCs have been shown to regulate pathogenic functions of mature myeloid inflammatory cells, such as macrophages and neutrophils. Intriguingly, the capacity of MSCs to modulate differentiation of myeloid progenitors (MPs) to mature inflammatory cells remains unknown to date. Here, we report the novel finding that MSCs inhibit the expression of differentiation markers on MPs under inflammatory conditions...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294454/concise-review-msc-derived-exosomes-for-cell-free-therapy
#15
Donald G Phinney, Mark F Pittenger
Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation is undergoing extensive evaluation as a cellular therapy in human clinical trials. Because MSCs are easily isolated and amenable to culture expansion in vitro there is a natural desire to test MSCs in many diverse clinical indications. This is exemplified by the rapidly expanding literature base that includes many in vivo animal models. More recently, MSC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs), which include exosomes and microvesicles (MV), are being examined for their role in MSC-based cellular therapy...
March 10, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276606/the-iswi-atpase-smarca5-snf2h-is-required-for-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
#16
Juraj Kokavec, Tomas Zikmund, Filipp Savvulidi, Vojtech Kulvait, Winfried Edelmann, Arthur I Skoultchi, Tomas Stopka
The imitation switch nuclear ATPase Smarca5 (Snf2h) is one of the most conserved chromatin remodeling factors. It exists in a variety of oligosubunit complexes that move DNA with respect to the histone octamer to generate regularly spaced nucleosomal arrays. Smarca5 interacts with different accessory proteins and represents a molecular motor for DNA replication, repair, and transcription. We deleted Smarca5 at the onset of definitive hematopoiesis (Vav1-iCre) and observed that animals die during late fetal development due to anemia...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276603/ucp2-regulates-embryonic-neurogenesis-via-ros-mediated-yap-alternation-in-the-developing-neocortex
#17
Fen Ji, Tianjin Shen, Wenzheng Zou, Jianwei Jiao
Mitochondrial metabolism is a fundamental process in tissue development. How this process play functions in embryonic neurogenesis remains largely unknown. Here, we show that mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) regulates the embryonic neurogenesis by inhibiting the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which affect the proliferation of progenitors. In the embryonic brains of UCP2 knockdown or condition knockout mice, the proliferation of progenitors is significantly increased, while the differentiation of progenitors is reduced...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276602/multifactorial-experimental-design-to-optimize-the-anti-inflammatory-and-proangiogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids
#18
Kaitlin C Murphy, Jacklyn Whitehead, Patrick C Falahee, Dejie Zhou, Scott I Simon, J Kent Leach
Mesenchymal stem cell therapies promote wound healing by manipulating the local environment to enhance the function of host cells. Aggregation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into three-dimensional spheroids increases cell survival and augments their anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic potential, yet there is no consensus on the preferred conditions for maximizing spheroid function in this application. The objective of this study was to optimize conditions for forming MSC spheroids that simultaneously enhance their anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic nature...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276156/retinoic-acid-inducible-gene-1-protein-rig1-like-receptor-pathway-is-required-for-efficient-nuclear-reprogramming
#19
Nazish Sayed, Frank Ospino, Farhan Himmati, Jieun Lee, Palas Chanda, Edward S Mocarski, John P Cooke
We have revealed a critical role for innate immune signaling in nuclear reprogramming to pluripotency, and in the nuclear reprogramming required for somatic cell transdifferentiation. Activation of innate immune signaling causes global changes in the expression and activity of epigenetic modifiers to promote epigenetic plasticity. In our previous articles, we focused on the role of toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) in this signaling pathway. Here, we define the role of another innate immunity pathway known to participate in response to viral RNA, the retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 receptor (RIG-1)-like receptor (RLR) pathway...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263009/multipotent-adult-progenitor-cells-enhance-recovery-after-stroke-by-modulating-the-immune-response-from-the-spleen
#20
Bing Yang, Jason A Hamilton, Krystal S Valenzuela, Annelies Bogaerts, XiaoPei Xi, Jaroslaw Aronowski, Robert W Mays, Sean I Savitz
Stem cell therapy modulates not only the local microenvironment of the brain but also the systemic immune responses. We explored the impact of human multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC) modulating splenic activation and peripheral immune responses after ischemic stroke. Hundred twenty-six Long-Evans adult male rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion. Twenty-four hours later, they received IV MAPC or saline treatment. At 3 days after infusion, RNA was isolated from the injured cortex and spleen for microarray analysis...
March 6, 2017: Stem Cells
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