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Cells, Tissues, Organs

Daniela Rodler, Fred Sinowatz
The role of thecal glands in the ovary of birds remains controversial. Using transmission electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry, immunohistochemical localisation of cyclooxygenase I and II (COX-1 and COX-2), oestrogen receptor α and β (ER-α and ER-β), androgen receptor (AR) and progesterone receptor (PR), a detailed analysis of the thecal glands was performed. Our ultrastructural studies revealed that the thecal glands of the quail ovary consist of 2 cell types, steroid-producing cells (SPCs) and enclosing cells (ENCs)...
March 1, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Maryam Shahi, Mahmood Nadari, Mehdi Sahmani, Ehsan Seyedjafari, Naser Ahmadbeigi, Amir Peymani
The limitation of traditional bone grafts could be overcome by applying engineered bone constructs, which are mainly produced by seeding suitable stem cells on appropriate scaffolds. So far, bone marrow-derived stromal cells have been the most applied cells in bone tissue engineering, but current data show that unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs) from human cord blood might actually be a better stem cell source due to the accessibility and noninvasive procedure of collection. In this study, we cultured USSCs on a plasma-treated electrospun polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) scaffold coated with nanohydroxyapatite (nHA)...
February 8, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Marija Dakovic Bjelakovic, Slobodan Vlajkovic, Milica Bjelakovic
The aim of this study was to determine the developmental characteristics of podocytes in the human fetal metanephros using scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Kidney samples of 15 human fetuses of both sexes (gestational age 10-22 weeks) were analyzed. At the S-shaped body stage, primitive podocytes were arranged in a layer of cuboidal cells beneath the vascular cleft. When observed from Bowman's space, the demarcation between adjacent podocytes was not clear, but mild depressions indicated cell boundaries...
February 7, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Eva Steidle-Kloc, Torben Dannhauer, Wolfgang Wirth, Felix Eckstein
Obesity is a potent risk factor for knee osteoarthritis (OA) that is driven by mechanical and potentially endocrine mechanisms, and it affects women more frequently than men. The infrapatellar fat pat (IPFP) represents a potential link between obesity, intra-articular inflammation and structural pathology. Here we investigate whether the IPFP is responsive to body weight loss/gain in women and how its responsiveness to weight change compares to that of subcutaneous fat (SCF) of the thigh. All female participants of the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) with ≥10% weight loss/gain between baseline and a 2-year follow-up were included...
February 1, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Jianwen Hu, Jizhong Han, Haoran Li, Xian Zhang, Lan Lan Liu, Fei Chen, Bin Zeng
Mammalian cells, e.g., CHO, BHK, HEK293, HT-1080, and NS0 cells, represent important manufacturing platforms in bioengineering. They are widely used for the production of recombinant therapeutic proteins, vaccines, anticancer agents, and other clinically relevant drugs. HEK293 (human embryonic kidney 293) cells and their derived cell lines provide an attractive heterologous system for the development of recombinant proteins or adenovirus productions, not least due to their human-like posttranslational modification of protein molecules to provide the desired biological activity...
February 1, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Yu Li, Zhanzhao Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang
The combination of bone tissue scaffolds with osteogenic induction factors is an effective strategy to facilitate bone healing processes. Here, chitosan (CS)/nano-hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffolds containing simvastatin (SIM)-loaded PLGA microspheres were fabricated by combining a freeze-drying technique with a modified water-oil-water emulsion method. The CS/HA weight ratio of 1:2 was selected by analyzing the effect of HA content on the micro-architecture, mechanical strength, and biocompatibility of the scaffold...
February 1, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Jin-Koo Lee, Dhiraj Maskey, Myeung Ju Kim
The circling mouse serves as a hearing loss model. It has spontaneous tmie gene mutations that cause hair cell and cochlear degeneration. However, little is known about the role of the tmie gene in superior olivary complex (SOC) regions, in which sound information from the two ears is integrated and primarily relayed to the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus. Several studies have reported that abnormal calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis is associated with the pathology of hearing loss. This study investigated the distribution of Ca2+-binding proteins (CaBPs), such as calbindin D28k, parvalbumin, and calretinin, in the SOC of the circling mouse on postnatal day 16...
November 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
E Matías Belotti, Antonela F Stassi, Melisa M L Velázquez, Pablo U Díaz, Belkis E Marelli, Florencia Rey, Ulises S Notaro, Hugo H Ortega, Natalia R Salvetti
The objective of this work was to evaluate proliferation and apoptosis in the bovine ovary in a model of follicular persistence induced by low levels of progesterone to detect incipient changes during cystic ovarian disease development on the expected day of ovulation (day 0) and after 5, 10, and 15 days of follicular persistence. We analyzed cell proliferation by evaluating the expression of Ki-67 and apoptosis by evaluating caspase-3, BAX, and BCL2 expression. Proliferation was similar in the granulosa and theca cells of antral follicles in the P0 group (treated with progesterone up to the expected day of ovulation) and in the control group...
November 3, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Hailan Li, Hye-Young Yun, Kwang Jin Baek, Nyoun Soo Kwon, Hye-Ryung Choi, Kyoung-Chan Park, Dong-Seok Kim
As a result of restrictions on animal experimentation, improved skin equivalents (SEs) are needed as alternative test models. This work investigated the effects of avian collagen on the construction of SEs, and to the best of our knowledge is the first study to do so. Hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining were used to analyze the SEs. In models containing avian collagen as a dermal equivalent (DE) ingredient, fibroblast proliferation increased by about 60% relative to the control model. Immunohistochemical staining showed that the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and p63 increased in the avian collagen models, while the expression of involucrin, integrin α6, and integrin β1 remained unchanged...
October 21, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Hitoshi Nishiwaki, Mitsugu Fujita, Makoto Yamauchi, Noritaka Isogai, Yasuhiko Tabata, Hirohisa Kusuhara
Cartilage tissue is characterized by its poor regenerative properties, and the clinical performance of cartilage grafts to replace cartilage defects has been unsatisfactory. Recently, cartilage regeneration with mature chondrocytes and stem cells has been developed and applied in clinical settings. However, there are challenges with the use of mature chondrocytes and stem cells for tissue regeneration, including the high costs associated with the standard stem cell isolation methods and the decreased cell viability due to cell manipulation...
October 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Ronaldo J F C do Amaral, Kátia D Arcanjo, Márcia C El-Cheikh, Felipe L de Oliveira
There are several pathologies associated with the peritoneum, such as mesothelioma and peritonitis. Moreover, the peritoneum is widely used in ultrafiltration procedures, i.e., peritoneal dialysis, presenting advantages over hemodialysis. On the other hand, ultrafiltration failure may lead to dialysis-induced fibrosis and hypervolemia. Therefore, the pathophysiological study of this tissue is of extreme biomedical importance. Studies investigating the biology of the cells dwelling in the peritoneum wall provide evidence of their plasticity and progenitor features...
October 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Azam Hosseinzadeh, Kobra Bahrampour Juybari, Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Tunku Kamarul, Aboulfazl Bagheri, Neda Tekiyehmaroof, Ali Mohammad Sharifi
AIMS: The protective effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) extract on IL-1β-mediated oxidative stress and mitochondrial apoptosis were investigated in C28I2 human chondrocytes. METHODS: The effects of various concentrations of ginger extract on C28I2 human chondrocyte viability were evaluated in order to obtain noncytotoxic concentrations of the drug by methylthiotetrazole assay. The cells were pretreated with 5 and 25 μg/mL ginger extract for 24 h, followed by incubation with IL-1β (10 ng/mL) for 24 h...
September 7, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
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September 1, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Sema S Hakki, Gizem Turaç, S Buket Bozkurt, Seyit Ali Kayis, Erdogan E Hakki, Eren Şahin, Cansu Subaşı, Erdal Karaoz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the proliferation and differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from palatal adipose tissue (PAT) and lipoaspirated adipose tissue (LAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PATs were obtained from 2 healthy female patients undergoing surgery for gingival recession, and LATs were obtained from 2 healthy female patients undergoing plastic surgery. LAT- and PAT-derived MSCs were confirmed by flow cytometry using MSC-specific surface markers...
August 26, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Dominik Steiner, Katrin Köhn, Justus P Beier, Michael Stürzl, Raymund Horch, Andreas Arkudas
Integrating bioartificial tissues into the host vasculature is a prerequisite for tissue engineering applications. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) display a high angiogenic potential and a low donor-site morbidity, making them ideal for tissue engineering applications. In our study we used a murine EPC cell line (T17b) and rat mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cocultivation experiments. MSCs were cocultured with increasing T17b EPC amounts. Furthermore, MSCs in monoculture were treated with conditioned medium (CM) from T17b EPCs and T17b EPCs were treated with CM from MSCs...
July 27, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Masatoshi Fujita, Tadasu Sato, Takehiro Yajima, Eiji Masaki, Hiroyuki Ichikawa
TRPC (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily C) members are nonselective monovalent cation channels and control Ca2+ inflow. In this study, immunohistochemistry for TRPC1, TRPC3, and TRPC4 was performed on rat oral and craniofacial structures to elucidate their distribution and function in the peripheries. In the trigeminal ganglion (TG), 56.1, 84.1, and 68.3% of sensory neurons were immunoreactive (IR) for TRPC1, TRPC3, and TRPC4, respectively. A double immunofluorescence method revealed that small to medium-sized TG neurons co-expressed TRPCs and calcitonin gene-related peptide...
July 12, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Ryu Okada, Megumi Fujimagari, Eri Koya, Yoshikazu Hirose, Tomomi Sato, Yukio Nishina
Stable and sustainable spermatogenesis is supported by the strict regulation of self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSC), which are a rare population of undifferentiated spermatogonia. It has been revealed that some signaling factors regulate the self-renewal of SSC; however, the molecular mechanism of SSC maintenance is still not completely understood. Notch signaling is an evolutionarily conserved juxtacrine signaling that plays important roles in the cell fate determination of various tissue stem cells...
January 22, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
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2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Annelies Roosens, Mahtab Asadian, Nathalie De Geyter, Pamela Somers, Ria Cornelissen
To date, a completely in vitro repopulated tissue-engineered heart valve has not been developed. This study focused on sequentially seeding 2 cell populations onto porcine decellularized heart valve leaflets (HVL) and pericardia (PER) to obtain fully repopulated tissues. For repopulation of the interstitium, porcine valvular interstitial cells (VIC) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) or adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSC) were used. In parallel, the culture medium was supplemented with ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA) and its effect on recolonization was investigated...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Yujia Wang, Clara T Nicolas, Harvey S Chen, Jeffery J Ross, Silvana B De Lorenzo, Scott L Nyberg
Liver transplantation from deceased or living human donors remains the only proven option for patients with end-stage liver disease. However, the shortage of donor organs is a significant clinical concern that has led to the pursuit of tissue-engineered liver grafts generated from decellularized liver extracellular matrix and functional cells. Investigative efforts on optimizing both liver decellularization and recellularization protocols have been made in recent decades. In the current review, we briefly summarize these advances, including the generation of high-quality liver extracellular matrix scaffolds, evaluation criteria for quality control, modification of matrix for enhanced properties, and reseeding strategies...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
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