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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732241/generation-of-skeletal-myogenic-progenitors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-non-viral-delivery-of-minicircle-dna
#1
Jaemin Kim, Vanessa K P Oliveira, Ami Yamamoto, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Currently, the most efficient and promising approach for generating large numbers of engraftable human skeletal myogenic progenitors from pluripotent stem cells requires the conditional in vitro overexpression of PAX7 using lentiviral vectors. Because a non-integrating approach would be preferable to eliminate or minimize the risk associated with random genomic integration, here we investigate whether transient expression of PAX7 using minicircle DNA would enable the generation of functional pluripotent stem cell-derived myogenic progenitors, equivalent to those generated by lentivirus...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732240/constitutive-transgene-expression-of-stem-cell-antigen-1-in-the-hair-follicle-alters-the-sensitivity-to-tumor-formation-and-progression
#2
Rikke Christensen, David M Owens, Annette C Füchtbauer, Anders Gunnarsson, Mette Ramsing, Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, Uffe Birk Jensen
The cell surface protein Stem Cell Antigen-1 (Sca-1) marks stem or progenitor cells in several murine tissues and is normally upregulated during cancer development. Although the specific function of Sca-1 remains unknown, Sca-1 seems to play a role in proliferation, differentiation and cell migration in a number of tissues. In the skin epithelium, Sca-1 is highly expressed in the interfollicular epidermis but is absent in most compartments of the hair follicle; however, the function of Sca-1 in the skin has not been investigated...
July 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711757/cxcr4-and-cxcr7-play-distinct-roles-in-cardiac-lineage-specification-and-pharmacologic-%C3%AE-adrenergic-response
#3
Delaine K Ceholski, Irene C Turnbull, Venu Pothula, Laura Lecce, Andrew A Jarrah, Changwon Kho, Ahyoung Lee, Lahouaria Hadri, Kevin D Costa, Roger J Hajjar, Sima T Tarzami
CXCR4 and CXCR7 are prominent G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1/CXCL12). This study demonstrates that CXCR4 and CXCR7 induce differential effects during cardiac lineage differentiation and β-adrenergic response in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). Using lentiviral vectors to ablate CXCR4 and/or CXCR7 expression, hiPSC-CMs were tested for phenotypic and functional properties due to gene knockdown. Gene expression and flow cytometry confirmed the pluripotent and cardiomyocyte phenotype of undifferentiated and differentiated hiPSCs, respectively...
July 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715716/ronin-influences-the-dna-damage-response-in-pluripotent-stem-cells
#4
Bryce A Seifert, Marion Dejosez, Thomas P Zwaka
Early mammalian embryonic cells must maintain a particularly robust DNA repair system, as mutations at this developmental point have detrimental consequences for the organism. How the repair system can be tuned to fulfill such elevated requirements is largely unknown, but it may involve transcriptional regulation. Ronin (Thap11) is a transcriptional regulator responsible for vital programs in pluripotent cells. Here, we report that this protein also modulates the DNA damage response of such cells. We show that conditional Ronin knockout sensitizes embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to UV-C-induced DNA damage in association with Atr pathway activation and G2/M arrest...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689068/efficient-induction-of-inner-ear-hair-cell-like-cells-from-mouse-es-cells-using-combination-of-math1-transfection-and-conditioned-medium-from-st2-stromal-cells
#5
Yukiteru Ouji, Masaharu Sakagami, Hiroko Omori, Shinji Higashiyama, Norikazu Kawai, Tadashi Kitahara, Akio Wanaka, Masahide Yoshikawa
We sought to establish a more efficient technique for induction of inner ear hair cell-like cells (HC-like cells) from embryonic stem cells (ES cells) by using a combination of two previously reported methods; ST2 stromal cell-conditioned medium, known to be favorable for HC-like cell induction (HIST2 method), and ES cells with transfer of the Math1 gene (Math1-ES cells). Math1-ES cells carrying Tet-inducible Math1 were cultured for 14days with doxycycline in conditioned medium from cultures of ST2 stromal cells following formation of 4-day embryoid bodies (EBs)...
July 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697461/direct-induction-of-functional-neuronal-cells-from-fibroblast-like-cells-derived-from-adult-human-retina
#6
Lili Hao, Zhen Xu, Hui Sun, Wu Luo, Youchen Yan, Jing Wang, Jingyi Guo, Yizhi Liu, Shuyi Chen
Obtaining and manipulating neuronal cells are critical for neural biology basic mechanism studies and translational applications. Recent advances in protocol development and mechanism dissections have made direct induction of neuronal cells from other somatic cells (iN) a promising strategy for such purposes. In this study, we established a protocol to expand a population of fibroblast-like cells from adult human retinal tissues, which can be reprogrammed into iNs by forced expression of neurogenic transcription factors...
June 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672156/evidence-for-a-retinal-progenitor-cell-in-the-postnatal-and-adult-mouse
#7
Xi Chen, Shaojun Wang, Haiwei Xu, Joao D Pereira, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Dieter Saur, Barbara Seidler, Joshua M Hare, Mark A Perrella, Zheng Qin Yin, Xiaoli Liu
Progress in cell therapy for retinal disorders has been challenging. Recognized retinal progenitors are a heterogeneous population of cells that lack surface markers for the isolation of live cells for clinical implementation. In the present application, our objective was to use the stem cell factor receptor c-Kit (CD117), a surface marker, to isolate and evaluate a distinct progenitor cell population from retinas of postnatal and adult mice. Here we report that, by combining traditional methods with fate mapping, we have identified a c-Kit-positive (c-Kit(+)) retinal progenitor cell (RPC) that is self-renewing and clonogenic in vitro, and capable of generating many cell types in vitro and in vivo...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668644/an-inner-nuclear-membrane-protein-induces-rapid-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#8
Cecilia Bergqvist, Mohammed Hakim Jafferali, Santhosh Gudise, Robert Markus, Einar Hallberg
The ability of iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) to generate any cell type in the body makes them valuable tools for cell replacement therapies. However, differentiation of iPSCs can be demanding, slow and variable. During differentiation chromatin is re-organized and silent dense heterochromatin becomes tethered to the nuclear periphery by processes involving the nuclear lamina and proteins of the INM (inner nuclear membrane). The INM protein, Samp1 (Spindle Associated Membrane Protein 1) interacts with Lamin A/C and the INM protein Emerin, which has a chromatin binding LEM (Lap2-Emerin-Man1)-domain...
June 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666145/simple-and-effective-generation-of-transgene-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-an-auto-erasable-sendai-virus-vector-responding-to-microrna-302
#9
Ken Nishimura, Manami Ohtaka, Hitomi Takada, Akira Kurisaki, Nhi Vo Kieu Tran, Yen Thi Hai Tran, Koji Hisatake, Masayuki Sano, Mahito Nakanishi
Transgene-free induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are valuable for both basic research and potential clinical applications. We previously reported that a replication-defective and persistent Sendai virus (SeVdp) vector harboring four reprogramming factors (SeVdp-iPS) can efficiently induce generation of transgene-free iPSCs. This vector can express all four factors stably and simultaneously without chromosomal integration and can be eliminated completely from reprogrammed cells by suppressing vector-derived RNA-dependent RNA polymerase...
June 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672157/the-p2x7-receptor-is-an-upstream-regulator-of-dynamic-blebbing-and-a-pluripotency-marker-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#10
Nikki Jo-Hao Weng, Prue Talbot
New methods are needed to reduce dynamic blebbing which inhibits cell attachment and survival during passaging of pluripotent stem cells. We tested the hypothesis that activation of the P2X7 receptor by extracellular ATP during passaging initiates dynamic blebbing. The P2X7 receptor was present in human embryonic stem cells (hESC), but not in differentiating cells. Extracellular ATP concentrations were 14× higher in medium during passaging. Addition of ATP to culture medium prolonged dynamic blebbing and inhibited attachment...
June 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651114/isolation-and-functional-interrogation-of-adult-human-prostate-epithelial-stem-cells-at-single-cell-resolution
#11
Wen-Yang Hu, Dan-Ping Hu, Lishi Xie, Ye Li, Shyama Majumdar, Larisa Nonn, Hong Hu, Toshi Shioda, Gail S Prins
Using primary cultures of normal human prostate epithelial cells, we developed a novel prostasphere-based, label-retention assay that permits identification and isolation of stem cells at a single cell level. Their bona fide stem cell nature was corroborated using in vitro and in vivo regenerative assays and documentation of symmetric/asymmetric division. Robust WNT10B and KRT13 levels without E-cadherin or KRT14 staining distinguished individual stem cells from daughter progenitors in spheroids. Following FACS to isolate label-retaining stem cells from label-free progenitors, RNA-seq identified unique gene signatures for the separate populations which may serve as useful biomarkers...
June 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645005/application-of-stem-cell-derived-neuronal-cells-to-evaluate-neurotoxic-chemotherapy
#12
Claudia Wing, Masaaki Komatsu, Shannon M Delaney, Matthew Krause, Heather E Wheeler, M Eileen Dolan
The generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiation to cells composing major organs has opened up the possibility for a new model system to study adverse toxicities associated with chemotherapy. Therefore, we used human iPSC-derived neurons to study peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy and cause for dose reduction. To determine the utility of these neurons in investigating the effects of neurotoxic chemotherapy, we measured morphological differences in neurite outgrowth, cell viability as determined by ATP levels and apoptosis through measures of caspase 3/7 activation following treatment with clinically relevant concentrations of platinating agents (cisplatin, oxaliplatin and carboplatin), taxanes (paclitaxel, docetaxel and nab-paclitaxel), a targeted proteasome inhibitor (bortezomib), an antiangiogenic compound (thalidomide), and 5-fluorouracil, a chemotherapeutic that does not cause neuropathy...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623786/proteolytic-processed-form-of-cxcl12-abolishes-migration-and-induces-apoptosis-in-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro
#13
Taís Adelita, Roberta Sessa Stilhano, Sang Won Han, Giselle Zenker Justo, Marimelia Porcionatto
The subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult mammalian brain hosts full potential neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs are able to respond to extracellular signals in the brain, amplifying the pool of progenitor cells and giving rise to neuroblasts that show ability to migrate towards an injury site. These signals can come from vascular system, cerebrospinal fluid, glial cells, or projections of neurons in adjoining regions. CXCL12, a chemokine secreted after brain injury, reaches the SVZ in a gradient manner and drives neuroblasts towards the lesion area...
June 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636974/sema3a-partially-reverses-vegf-effects-through-binding-to-neuropilin-1
#14
Bruna Palodetto, Adriana da Silva Santos Duarte, Matheus Rodrigues Lopes, Flavia Adolfo Corrocher, Fernanda Marconi Roversi, Fernanda Soares Niemann, Karla Priscila Vieira Ferro, Ana Leda Figueiredo Longhini, Paula Melo Campos, Patricia Favaro, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Cross-talk between hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) is essential for HSCs regulation and leukemogenesis. Studying bone marrow of myelodysplasia patients, a pre-leukemic condition, we found mRNA overexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in CD34(+) HSCs and semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A) in BMSCs. To better understand the role of VEGFA and SEMA3A in leukemogenesis, we recruited 30 myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients, 29 acute myeloid leukemia (6 secondary to MDS) patients and 12 controls...
June 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600955/parp-activity-and-inhibition-in-fetal-and-adult-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-effect-on-cell-survival-and-differentiation
#15
Vito A Baldassarro, Alessandra Marchesini, Luciana Giardino, Laura Calzà
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) family members are ubiquitously expressed and play a key role in cellular processes, including DNA repair and cell death/survival balance. Accordingly, PARP inhibition is an emerging pharmacological strategy for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Consistent evidences support the critical involvement of PARP family members in cell differentiation and phenotype maturation. In this study we used an oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) enriched system derived from fetal and adult brain to investigate the role of PARP in OPCs proliferation, survival, and differentiation...
May 30, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595116/the-unique-spliceosome-signature-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-mediated-by-snrpa1-snrpd1-and-pnn
#16
Young-Dae Kim, Jungwoon Lee, Han-Seop Kim, Mi-Ok Lee, Mi-Young Son, Chae Hwa Yoo, Jung-Kyun Choi, Sang Chul Lee, Yee Sook Cho
Spliceosomes are the core host of pre-mRNA splicing, allowing multiple protein isoforms to be produced from a single gene. Herein, we reveal that spliceosomes are more abundant in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSs), including human embryonic stem cells (hESs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSs), than non-hPSs, and their presence is associated with high transcriptional activity. Supportively, spliceosomal components involved in the catalytically active pre-mRNA splicing step were mainly co-localized with hPS spliceosomes...
May 30, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558327/d-alanine-2-leucine-5-enkephaline-dadle-mediated-dor-activation-augments-human-hucb-bfs-viability-subjected-to-oxidative-stress-via-attenuation-of-the-upr
#17
Madhubanti Mullick, Katari Venkatesh, Dwaipayan Sen
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) although being potent in repairing injured or ischemic tissues, their success regarding tissue-regenerative approaches are hindered by the paucity in their viability. The elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in damaged sites provoke the pernicious effects of donor MSC survival. In the present study, the effect of delta-opioid receptor (DOR) activation on human umbilical cord-blood borne fibroblasts (hUCB-BFs) survival under oxidative stress (H2O2) was evaluated...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549249/cd146-mcam-in-human-cs-dlk1-cs-cd34-adipose-stromal-progenitor-cells
#18
Susanne Hörl, Asim Ejaz, Sebastian Ernst, Monika Mattesich, Andreas Kaiser, Brigitte Jenewein, Marit E Zwierzina, Sarina Hammerle, Carina Miggitsch, Maria C Mitterberger-Vogt, Claudia Krautgasser, Gerhard Pierer, Werner Zwerschke
To precisely characterize CD146 in adipose stromal/progenitor cells (ASCs) we sorted the stromal vascular faction (SVF) of human abdominal subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) according to cell surface (cs) expression of CD146, DLK1 and CD34. This test identified three main SVF cell populations: ~50% cs-DLK1(-)/cs-CD34(+)/cs-CD146(-) ASCs, ~7.5% cs-DLK1(+)/cs-CD34(dim/+)/cs-CD146(+) and ~7.5% cs-DLK1(+)/cs-CD34(dim/+)/cs-CD146(-) cells. All cells contained intracellular CD146. Whole mount fluorescent IHC staining of small vessels detected CD146(+) endothelial cells (CD31(+)/CD34(+)/CD146(+)) and pericytes (CD31(-)/CD34(-)/CD146(+) ASCs)...
May 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578005/isolation-characterization-and-differentiation-of-multipotent-neural-progenitor-cells-from-human-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-fetal-cystic-myelomeningocele
#19
Mario Marotta, Alejandra Fernández-Martín, Marc Oria, Cesar G Fontecha, Carles Giné, Vicente Martínez-Ibáñez, Elena Carreras, Michael A Belfort, Gloria Pelizzo, Jose L Peiró
Despite benefits of prenatal in utero repair of myelomeningocele, a severe type of spina bifida aperta, many of these patients will still suffer mild to severe impairment. One potential source of stem cells for new regenerative medicine-based therapeutic approaches for spinal cord injury repair is neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). To this aim, we extracted CSF from the cyst surrounding the exposed neural placode during the surgical repair of myelomeningocele in 6 fetuses (20 to 26weeks of gestation)...
May 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677541/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-36-year-old-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-patient-with-gjb1-mutation-cmtx
#20
Daryeon Son, Phil Jun Kang, Wonjin Yun, Seungkwon You
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTX) is inherited neurological disorder caused by gap junction beta 1 gene (GJB1) mutation. We generated induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from 36-year-old CMTX disease patient by electroporation of skin fibroblasts with episomal vectors encoding OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, L-MYC, LIN28 and shRNA-p53. Established iPSCs expressed various pluripotency markers, had differentiation potential of three germ layers in vitro, had normal karyotype and retained GJB1 mutation. This CMT patient-derived iPSC line could be useful in vitro tool for CMTX research as disease modeling and drug development...
May 2017: Stem Cell Research
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