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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916566/extracellular-vesicle-mimetics-novel-alternatives-to-extracellular-vesicle-based-theranostics-drug-delivery-and-vaccines
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Oh Youn Kim, Jaewook Lee, Yong Song Gho
Extracellular vesicles are nano-sized spherical bilayered proteolipids encasing various components. Cells of all domains of life actively release these vesicles to the surroundings including various biological fluids. These extracellular vesicles are known to play pivotal roles in numerous pathophysiological functions. Extracellular vesicles have distinct characteristics, like high biocompatibility, safety, and nano-sized diameters that allow efficient drug loading capacity and long blood circulation half-life...
December 1, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916565/the-association-of-exosomes-with-lymph-nodes
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Joshua L Hood
Cells produce extracellular nanovesicles known as exosomes that transport information between tissue microenvironments. Exosomes can engage and regulate the function of various immune cell types facilitating both normal and pathological processes. It follows that exosomes should also associate with lymph nodes containing immune cells. Herein, data derived from investigations that incorporate experiments pertaining to the trafficking of exosomes to lymph nodes is reviewed. Within lymph nodes, direct evidence demonstrates that exosomes associate with dendritic cells, subcapsular sinus macrophages, B lymphocytes and stromal cells...
December 1, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908606/parp1-orchestrates-epigenetic-events-setting-up-chromatin-domains
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Fabio Ciccarone, Michele Zampieri, Paola Caiafa
Epigenetic events include reversible modifications of DNA and histone tails driving higher-order chromatin organization and thus transcription. The epigenetic regulation is a highly integrated process underlying the plasticity of the genomic information both in the context of complex physiological and pathological processes. The global regulatory aspects of epigenetic events are largely unknown. PARylation and PARP1 are recently emerging as multi-level regulatory effectors that modulate the topology of chromatin by orchestrating very different processes...
November 28, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871993/msc-exosome-as-a-cell-free-msc-therapy-for-cartilage-regeneration-implications-for-osteoarthritis-treatment
#4
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Wei Seong Toh, Ruenn Chai Lai, James Hoi Po Hui, Sai Kiang Lim
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies have demonstrated efficacy in cartilage repair in animal and clinical studies. The efficacy of MSC-based therapies which was previously predicated on the chondrogenic potential of MSC is increasingly attributed to the paracrine secretion, particularly exosomes. Exosomes are thought to function primarily as intercellular communication vehicles to transfer bioactive lipids, nucleic acids (mRNAs and microRNAs) and proteins between cells to elicit biological responses in recipient cells...
November 18, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867042/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-hyperactivation-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-the-death-knell-tolls-for-neurons
#5
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Parimala Narne, Vimal Pandey, Praveen Kumar Simhadri, Prakash Babu Phanithi
Neurodegeneration is a salient feature of chronic refractory brain disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, amyotropic lateral sclerosis and acute conditions like cerebral ischemia/reperfusion etc. The pathological protein aggregates, mitochondrial mutations or ischemic insults typifying these disease conditions collude with and intensify existing oxidative stress and attendant mitochondrial dysfunction. Interlocking these mechanisms is poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP-1) hyperactivation that invokes a distinct form of neuronal cell death viz...
November 17, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864084/development-and-regeneration-of-vestibular-hair-cells-in-mammals
#6
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Joseph Burns, Jennifer Stone
Vestibular sensation is essential for gaze stabilization, balance, and perception of gravity. The vestibular receptors in mammals, Type I and Type II hair cells, are located in five small organs in the inner ear. Damage to hair cells and their innervating neurons can cause crippling symptoms such as vertigo, visual field oscillation, and imbalance. In adult rodents, some Type II hair cells are regenerated and become re-innervated after damage, presenting opportunities for restoring vestibular function after hair cell damage...
November 15, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838364/biology-of-hsp47-serpin-h1-a-collagen-specific-molecular-chaperone
#7
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Shinya Ito, Kazuhiro Nagata
Hsp47, a collagen-specific molecular chaperone that localizes in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is indispensable for molecular maturation of collagen. Hsp47, which is encoded by the SERPINH1 gene, belongs to the serpin family and has the serpin fold; however, it has no serine protease inhibitory activity. Hsp47 transiently binds to procollagen in the ER, dissociates in the cis-Golgi or ER-Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC) in a pH-dependent manner, and is then transported back to the ER via its RDEL retention sequence...
November 9, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836639/insights-into-inner-ear-specific-gene-regulation-epigenetics-and-non-coding-rnas-in-inner-ear-development-and-regeneration
#8
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Angelika Doetzlhofer, Karen B Avraham
The vertebrate inner ear houses highly specialized sensory organs, tuned to detect and encode sound, head motion and gravity. Gene expression programs under the control of transcription factors orchestrate the formation and specialization of the non-sensory inner ear labyrinth and its sensory constituents. More recently, epigenetic factors and non-coding RNAs emerged as an additional layer of gene regulation, both in inner ear development and disease. In this review, we provide an overview on how epigenetic modifications and non-coding RNAs, in particular microRNAs (miRNAs), influence gene expression and summarize recent discoveries that highlight their critical role in the proper formation of the inner ear labyrinth and its sensory organs...
November 9, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833036/metabolic-reprogramming-of-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts-and-its-impact-on-metabolic-heterogeneity-of-tumors
#9
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Duojiao Wu, Leying Zhuo, Xiangdong Wang
Tumor metabolism is characterized with up-regulated glucose uptake and glycolytic rate of tumor cells as the source of ATP and tumors growth, and regulated by a poorly defined combination of cell-intrinsic and extrinsic factors.Metabolic heterogeneity of human tumors is dependent upon the mutational status of specific oncogenes and influenced by tumor microenvironment.Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) adapt in a dynamic manner to the metabolic needs of cancer cells, associated with tumorigenesis and resistance to treatments...
November 7, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771363/articular-cartilage-and-joint-development-from-embryogenesis-to-adulthood
#10
Rebekah S Decker
Within each synovial joint, the articular cartilage is uniquely adapted to bear dynamic compressive loads and shear forces throughout the joint's range of motion. Injury and age-related degeneration of the articular cartilage often lead to significant pain and disability, as the intrinsic repair capability of the tissue is extremely limited. Current surgical and biological treatment options have been unable to restore cartilage de novo. Before successful clinical cartilage restoration strategies can be developed, a better understanding of how the cartilage forms during normal development is essential...
October 20, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771362/transcriptional-control-of-chondrocyte-specification-and-differentiation
#11
Chia-Feng Liu, William E Samsa, Guang Zhou, Véronique Lefebvre
A milestone in the evolutionary emergence of vertebrates was the invention of cartilage, a tissue that has key roles in modeling, protecting and complementing the bony skeleton. Cartilage is elaborated and maintained by chondrocytes. These cells derive from multipotent skeletal progenitors and they perform highly specialized functions as they proceed through sequential lineage commitment and differentiation steps. They form cartilage primordia, the primary skeleton of the embryo. They then transform these primordia either into cartilage growth plates, temporary drivers of skeletal elongation and endochondral ossification, or into permanent tissues, namely articular cartilage...
October 19, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760385/recent-advances-in-the-development-and-function-of-type-ii-spiral-ganglion-neurons-in-the-mammalian-inner-ear
#12
Kaidi D Zhang, Thomas M Coate
In hearing, mechanically sensitive hair cells (HCs) in the cochlea release glutamate onto spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) to relay auditory information to the central nervous system (CNS). There are two main SGN subtypes, which differ in morphology, number, synaptic targets, innervation patterns and firing properties. About 90-95% of SGNs are the type I SGNs, which make a single bouton connection with inner hair cells (IHCs) and have been well described in the canonical auditory pathway for sound detection. However, less attention has been given to the type II SGNs, which exclusively innervate outer hair cells (OHCs)...
October 16, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751777/a-guide-to-the-rhomboid-protein-superfamily-in-development-and-disease
#13
Siniša Urban
Rhomboid proteins are considered to be the most widespread membrane proteins across all forms of life. This superfamily comprises both active intramembrane serine proteases that catalyze the release of factors from the membrane, and a eukaryotic subset of non-catalytic members in which rhomboid architecture supports deviating functions. Although rhomboid was discovered in genetic studies of insect development, rhomboid research has broadened dramatically over the past 15 years; rhomboid enzymes are now the best biophysically understood of all intramembrane proteases, and are considered promising therapeutic targets for diseases ranging from parasitic infections to Parkinsonian neurodegeneration...
October 14, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751776/atoh1-in-sensory-hair-cell-development-constraints-and-cofactors
#14
Aida Costa, Lynn M Powell, Sally Lowell, Andrew P Jarman
The proneural gene, Atoh1, is necessary and in some contexts sufficient for early inner ear hair cell development. Its function is the subject of intensive research, not least because of the possibility that it could be used in therapeutic strategies to reverse hair cell loss in deafness. However, it is clear that Atoh1's function is highly context dependent. During inner ear development, Atoh1 is only able to promote hair cell differentiation at specific developmental stages. Outside the ear, Atoh1 is required for differentiation of a variety of other cell types, for example in the intestine and cerebellum...
October 14, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717679/cancer-heterogeneity-and-imaging
#15
James P B O'Connor
There is interest in identifying and quantifying tumor heterogeneity at the genomic, tissue pathology and clinical imaging scales, as this may help better understand tumor biology and may yield useful biomarkers for guiding therapy-based decision making. This review focuses on the role and value of using x-ray, CT, MRI and PET based imaging methods that identify, measure and map tumor heterogeneity. In particular we highlight the potential value of these techniques and the key challenges required to validate and qualify these biomarkers for clinical use...
October 4, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693505/drug-resistance-in-alk-positivenon-small-cell-lungcancer-patients
#16
Mengjia Qian, Bijun Zhu, Xiangdong Wang, Michael Liebman
Patients are diagnosed as anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive, i.e. exhibiting the ALK rearrangement, and comprise 3-7% of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases. Three generations of ALK inhibitors have been developed and used in targeted therapy, although there are still improving spaces of drug resistance at the initiation of each treatment. The current review discusses the pathophysiology of ALK-positive NSCLC and the role of three generations of ALK target inhibitors including crizotinib, ceritinib, alectinib and lorlatinib, as well as the mechanisms of the secondary resistance...
September 29, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693398/cell-fate-regulation-by-chromatin-adp-ribosylation
#17
Jeannette Abplanalp, Michael O Hottiger
ADP-ribosylation is an evolutionarily conserved complex posttranslational modification that alters protein function and/or interaction. Intracellularly, it is mainly catalyzed by diphtheria toxin-like ADP-ribosyltransferases (ARTDs), which attach one or several ADP-ribose residues onto target proteins. Several specific mono- and poly-ADP-ribosylation binding modules exist; hydrolases reverse the modification. The best-characterized ARTD family member, ARTD1, regulates various DNA-associated processes. Here, we focus on the role of ARTD1-mediated chromatin ADP-ribosylation in development, differentiation, and pluripotency, and the recent development of new methodologies that will enable more insight into these processes...
September 28, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686400/sculpting-the-labyrinth-morphogenesis-of-the-developing-inner-ear
#18
Berta Alsina, Tanya T Whitfield
The vertebrate inner ear is a precision sensory organ, acting as both a microphone to receive sound and an accelerometer to detect gravity and motion. It consists of a series of interlinked, fluid-filled chambers containing patches of sensory epithelia, each with a specialised function. The ear contains many different differentiated cell types with distinct morphologies, from the flask-shaped hair cells found in thickened sensory epithelium, to the thin squamous cells that contribute to non-sensory structures, such as the semicircular canal ducts...
September 26, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677453/parp-transcription-and-chromatin-modeling
#19
REVIEW
Melanija Posavec Marjanović, Kerryanne Crawford, Ivan Ahel
Compaction mode of chromatin and chromatin highly organised structures regulate gene expression. Posttranslational modifications, histone variants and chromatin remodelers modulate the compaction, structure and therefore function of specific regions of chromatin. The generation of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR) is emerging as one of the key signalling events on sites undergoing chromatin structure modulation. PAR is generated locally in response to stresses. These include genotoxic stress but also differentiation signals, metabolic and hormonal cues...
September 24, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670721/fibrosis-development-in-early-onset-muscular-dystrophies-mechanisms-and-translational-implications
#20
Antonio L Serrano, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most devastating neuromuscular genetic diseases caused by the absence of dystrophin. The continuous episodes of muscle degeneration and regeneration in dystrophic muscle are accompanied by chronic inflammation and fibrosis deposition, which exacerbate disease progression. Thus, in addition of investigating strategies to cure the primary defect by gene/cell therapeutic strategies, increasing efforts are being placed on identifying the causes of the substitution of muscle by non-functional fibrotic tissue in DMD, aiming to attenuate its severity...
September 23, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
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