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Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140570/rapid-screening-of-the-endodermal-differentiation-potential-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#1
Richard Siller, Gareth J Sullivan
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold tremendous promise for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, toxicology screening, and developmental biology. These applications are hindered due to inherent differences in differentiation potential observed among different hPSC lines. This is particularly true for the differentiation of hPSCs toward the endodermal lineage. Several groups have developed methods to screen hPSCs for their endodermal differentiation potential (EP). Particularly notable studies include (i) the use of WNT3A expression as a predictive biomarker, (ii) an embryoid body-based screen, and (iii) a transcriptomics-based approach...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140569/single-cell-functional-analysis-of-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-on-micropatterned-flexible-substrates
#2
Jan David Kijlstra, Dongjian Hu, Peter van der Meer, Ibrahim J Domian
Human pluripotent stem-cell derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) hold great promise for applications in human disease modeling, drug discovery, cardiotoxicity screening, and, ultimately, regenerative medicine. The ability to study multiple parameters of hPSC-CM function, such as contractile and electrical activity, calcium cycling, and force generation, is therefore of paramount importance. hPSC-CMs cultured on stiff substrates like glass or polystyrene do not have the ability to shorten during contraction, making them less suitable for the study of hPSC-CM contractile function...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140568/crispr-cas9-based-safe-harbor-gene-editing-in-rhesus-ipscs
#3
Ravi Chandra Yada, John W Ostrominski, Ilker Tunc, So Gun Hong, Jizhong Zou, Cynthia E Dunbar
NHP iPSCs provide a unique opportunity to test safety and efficacy of iPSC-derived therapies in clinically relevant NHP models. To monitor these cells in vivo, there is a need for safe and efficient labeling methods. Gene insertion into genomic safe harbors (GSHs) supports reliable transgene expression while minimizing the risk the modification poses to the host genome or target cell. Specifically, this protocol demonstrates targeting of the adeno-associated virus site 1 (AAVS1), one of the most widely used GSH loci in the human genome, with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing targeted marker or therapeutic gene insertion in rhesus macaque induced pluripotent stem cells (RhiPSCs)...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140567/human-adipose-derived-stromal-cell-isolation-methods-and-use-in-osteogenic-and-adipogenic-in-vivo-applications
#4
Elizabeth Brett, Ruth Tevlin, Adrian McArdle, Eun Young Seo, Charles K F Chan, Derrick C Wan, Michael T Longaker
Adipose tissue represents an abundant and easily accessible source of multipotent cells, which may serve as excellent building blocks for tissue engineering. This article presents a newly described protocol for isolating adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) from human lipoaspirate, compared to the standard protocol for harvesting ASCs established in 2001. Human ASC isolation is performed using two methods, and resultant cells are compared through cell yield, cell viability, cell proliferation and regenerative potential...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140566/mesenchymal-stem-cell-preparation-and-transfection-free-ferumoxytol-labeling-for-mri-cell-tracking
#5
Li Liu, Chien Ho
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells and are the most widely studied cell type for stem cell therapies. In vivo cell tracking of MSCs labeled with an FDA-approved superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) particle by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides essential information, e.g., MSC engraftment, survival, and fate, thus improving cell therapy accuracy. However, current methodology for labeling MSCs with Ferumoxytol (Feraheme(®) ), the only FDA-approved SPIO particle, needs transfection agents...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140565/visualization-and-modeling-of-the-in-vivo-distribution-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Haolu Wang, Camilla A Thorling, Zhi Ping Xu, Darrell H G Crawford, Xiaowen Liang, Xin Liu, Michael S Roberts
This unit describes a protocol for elucidating the in vivo disposition of administered mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Specifically, direct visualization of donor cell spatiotemporal distribution and assessment of donor cell quantity in recipient organs are described. Protocols for data analysis are suggested, with the goal of developing a model to characterize and predict the physiological kinetics of administered MSCs. The use of this model is described, suggesting that it can be applied to abnormal conditions and has potential interspecies and inter-route predictive capability...
November 15, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081882/derivation-of-telencephalic-oligodendrocyte-progenitors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#7
Tamara Major, Ann Powers, Viviane Tabar
Oligodendrocytes are the main myelinating cell of the adult CNS and are vulnerable to injury in diverse disorders such as spinal cord injury, stroke, trauma, pharmacological and radiation toxicity, as well as neuroinflammation. Human pluripotent stem cells are attractive sources of oligodendrocyte lineage cells and provide a promising treatment strategy for exogenous myelin repair through transplantation. This unit describes a protocol for the step-wise differentiation of forebrain late oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) from human pluripotent stem cells in defined chemical in vitro culture conditions...
November 8, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806856/direct-cell-labeling-to-image-transplanted-stem-cells-in-real-time-using-a-dual-contrast-mri-technique
#8
Ethel J Ngen, Yoshinori Kato, Dmitri Artemov
Exogenous direct cell labeling with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) is currently the most employed cell-labeling technique for tracking transplanted cells using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although SPION-based cell labeling is effective for monitoring cell delivery and migration, monitoring cell survival is still a challenge. This unit describes an MRI technique that permits detection of the delivery, migration, and death of transplanted cells. This dual-contrast technique involves labeling cells with two different classes of MRI contrast agents, possessing different diffusion coefficients: SPIONs (T2 /T2(*) contrast agents, with lower diffusion coefficients) and gadolinium chelates (T1 contrast agents, with higher diffusion coefficients)...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806855/functional-stem-cell-integration-into-neural-networks-assessed-by-organotypic-slice-cultures
#9
David Forsberg, Charoensri Thonabulsombat, Johan Jäderstad, Linda Maria Jäderstad, Petri Olivius, Eric Herlenius
Re-formation or preservation of functional, electrically active neural networks has been proffered as one of the goals of stem cell-mediated neural therapeutics. A primary issue for a cell therapy approach is the formation of functional contacts between the implanted cells and the host tissue. Therefore, it is of fundamental interest to establish protocols that allow us to delineate a detailed time course of grafted stem cell survival, migration, differentiation, integration, and functional interaction with the host...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806854/generation-of-xeno-free-cgmp-compliant-patient-specific-ipscs-from-skin-biopsy
#10
Luke A Wiley, Kristin R Anfinson, Cathryn M Cranston, Emily E Kaalberg, Malia M Collins, Robert F Mullins, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker
This unit describes protocols for the generation of clinical-grade patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived retinal cells from patients with inherited retinal degenerative blindness. Specifically, we describe how, using xeno-free reagents in an ISO class 5 environment, one can isolate and culture dermal fibroblasts, generate iPSCs, and derive autologous retinal cells via 3-D differentiation. The universal methods described herein for the isolation of dermal fibroblasts and generation of iPSCs can be employed regardless of disease, tissue, or cell type of interest...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806853/development-of-hepatocyte-like-cell-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-as-a-host-for-clinically-isolated-hepatitis-c-virus
#11
Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Suradej Hongeng, Adisak Wongkajornsilp
This unit describes protocols to develop hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) starting from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a natural host for hepatitis C virus (HCV). These include the preparation of MSCs from bone marrow, the reprogramming of MSCs into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and the differentiation of iPSCs into HLCs. This unit also incorporates the characterization of the resulting cells at each stage. Another section entails the preparations of HCV. The sources of HCV are either the clinically isolated HCV (HCVser) and the conventional JFH-1 genotype...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806852/generation-of-oligodendrogenic-spinal-neural-progenitor-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#12
Mohamad Khazaei, Christopher S Ahuja, Michael G Fehlings
This unit describes protocols for the efficient generation of oligodendrogenic neural progenitor cells (o-NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Specifically, detailed methods are provided for the maintenance and differentiation of hiPSCs, human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells (hiPS-NPCs), and human induced pluripotent stem cell-oligodendrogenic neural progenitor cells (hiPSC-o-NPCs) with the final products being suitable for in vitro experimentation or in vivo transplantation...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806851/production-of-single-contracting-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-matrigel-mattress-technique
#13
Adrian G Cadar, Tromondae K Feaster, Matthew D Durbin, Charles C Hong
This unit describes the published Matrigel mattress method. Briefly, we describe the preparation of the mattress, replating of the human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) on the Matrigel mattress, and hiPSC-CM mattress maintenance. Adherence to this protocol will yield individual, robustly shortening hiPSC-CMs, which can be used for downstream applications. © 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510334/angiogenesis-within-stem-cell-seeded-silk-scaffolds-cultured-on-the-chorioallantoic-membrane-and-visualized-by-3d-imaging
#14
Anna Woloszyk, Thimios A Mitsiadis
The long-term survival and successful integration of implants for tissue replacement and regeneration highly depends upon the fast ingrowth of blood vessels from the surrounding tissues. Before selecting potential biomaterials for clinical applications, they must be thoroughly tested with proper analytical tools. This unit provides a protocol for studying the potential of cell-seeded scaffolds to attract vessels that will form vascular networks within biomaterials. It includes seeding of stem cells into silk fibroin scaffolds, angiogenesis assay on the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of fertilized chicken eggs, a procedure for perfusion with MicroFil, and finally microcomputed tomography (µCT) scanning...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510333/tetracycline-inducible-and-reversible-stable-gene-expression-in-human-ipsc-derived-neural-progenitors-and-in-the-postnatal-mouse-brain
#15
Aslam Abbasi Akhtar, Joshua J Breunig
The pB-tet-GOI plasmid system allows for stable piggyBac transposition-mediated integration into cells, a fluorescent nuclear reporter to identify cells that have been transfected, and robust transgene activation or suppression upon the addition of dox to the cell culture or diet of the animal. Furthermore, the addition of luciferase downstream of the target gene allows for quantitative assessment of gene activity in a non-invasive manner. The protocols herein provide instructions for the use of this system in cell lines and in the neonatal mouse brain...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510332/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-isolation-expansion-cryopreservation-and-characterization
#16
J Robert Smith, Adrienne Cromer, Mark L Weiss
Revised methods to derive, expand, and characterize mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from the umbilical cord are provided. Several considerations are taken for GMP compliance including using a closed system isolation method and eliminating several xenogenic components. With this method cells are isolated using mechanical and enzymatic digestion and then expanded with high viabilities that retain >90% viability after cryopreservation. Lastly, characterization methods have been optimized to identify these cells as MSCs according to the ISCT minimal criteria...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510331/isolation-of-ready-to-use-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-pellet-for-clinical-applications-and-a-comparative-overview-of-alternate-methods-for-asc-isolation
#17
Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi
Current literature does not offer a standardized method to isolate adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for clinical applications and hence clinical studies using ASCs often show inconsistent results. Most of these studies borrow laboratory or benchside-derived protocols, which are complex, time consuming, and involve the use of chemical, animal-derived reagents. In this unit we describe a relatively simple and faster isolation protocol that allows collection of a ready-to-use ASC pellet for clinical application...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510330/rhesus-macaque-ipsc-generation-and-maintenance
#18
Ravi Chandra Yada, So Gun Hong, Yongshun Lin, Thomas Winkler, Cynthia E Dunbar
The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is physiologically and phylogenetically similar to humans, and therefore represents an invaluable model for the pre-clinical assessment of the safety and feasibility of iPSC-derived cell therapies. The use of an excisable polycistronic lentiviral STEMCCA vector to reprogram rhesus fibroblasts or bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) into RhiPSCs is described. After reprogramming, the pluripotency transgenes can be removed by transient expression of Cre, leaving a residual genetic tag that may be useful for identification of RhiPSC-derived tissues in vivo...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510329/isolation-of-stem-cells-and-progenitors-from-mouse-epidermis
#19
Lana Kostic, Egor Sedov, Despina Soteriou, Yahav Yosefzon, Yaron Fuchs
The epidermis consists of several distinct compartments including the interfollicular epidermis (IFE), sweat glands, sebaceous glands (SGs), and the hair follicle (HF). While the IFE and SGs are in a constant state of self-renewal, the HF cycles between phases of growth, destruction, and rest. The hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) that fuel this perpetual cycle have been well described and are located in a niche termed the bulge. These bulge SCs express markers such as CD34 and Keratin 15 (K15), enabling the isolation of these cells...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152183/efficient-generation-of-cardiac-purkinje-like-cells-from-embryonic-stem-cells-by-activating-camp-signaling
#20
Su-Yi Tsai, Shuibing Chen, Todd Evans
Strategies to derive cardiac conduction system (CCS) cells including Purkinje cells (PC) would facilitate models for mechanistic studies and drug discovery, and also provide new cellular materials for regenerative therapies. However, using current cardiac differentiation protocols, the differentiation efficiency of CCS cells is extremely low, typically below 1% of the culture. High-throughput chemical screening is a powerful strategy for identifying small molecules that can activate signaling pathways to enhance embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
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