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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807057/inhibitory-effects-of-hnf4%C3%AE-on-migration-maltransformation-of-hepatic-progenitors-hnf4%C3%AE-overexpressing-hepatic-progenitors-for-liver-repopulation
#1
Ping Wang, Min Cong, Tianhui Liu, Hufeng Xu, Lin Wang, Guangyong Sun, Aiting Yang, Dong Zhang, Jian Huang, Yameng Sun, Wenshan Zhao, Hong Ma, Jidong Jia, Hong You
BACKGROUND: Although they are expandable in vitro, hepatic progenitors are immature cells and share many immunomarkers with hepatocellular carcinoma, raising potential concerns regarding maltransformation after transplantation. This study investigated the effects of hepatic nuclear factor (HNF) 4α on the proliferation, migration, and maltransformation of hepatic progenitors and determined the feasibility of using these manipulated cells for transplantation. METHODS: The effects of HNF4α on rat hepatic progenitors (i...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807051/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-induced-islet-endothelium-apoptosis-and-functional-impairment-via-wnt4-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#2
Lingshu Wang, Li Qing, He Liu, Na Liu, Jingting Qiao, Chen Cui, Tianyi He, Ruxing Zhao, Fuqiang Liu, Fei Yan, Chuan Wang, Kai Liang, Xinghong Guo, Ying H Shen, Xinguo Hou, Li Chen
BACKGROUND: Islet dysfunction and destruction are the common cause for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The islets of Langerhans are highly vascularized miniorgans, and preserving the structural integrity and full function of the microvascular endothelium is vital for protecting the islets from the infiltration of immune cells and secondary inflammatory attack. Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-based therapies have been proven to promote angiogenesis of the islets; however, the underlying mechanism for the protective role of MSCs in the islet endothelium is still vague...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807034/exosomes-from-embryonic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-osteoarthritis-through-balancing-synthesis-and-degradation-of-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
#3
Yafei Wang, Dongsheng Yu, Zhiming Liu, Fang Zhou, Jun Dai, Bingbing Wu, Jing Zhou, Boon Chin Heng, Xiao Hui Zou, Hongwei Ouyang, Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis (OA) has been widely investigated, but the mechanisms are still unclear. Exosomes that serve as carriers of genetic information have been implicated in many diseases and are known to participate in many physiological processes. Here, we investigate the therapeutic potential of exosomes from human embryonic stem cell-induced mesenchymal stem cells (ESC-MSCs) in alleviating osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Exosomes were harvested from conditioned culture media of ESC-MSCs by a sequential centrifugation process...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807014/epigenetic-reprogramming-converts-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-functional-cardiomyocytes-by-differential-regulation-of-wnt-mediators
#4
G Bhuvanalakshmi, Frank Arfuso, Alan Prem Kumar, Arun Dharmarajan, Sudha Warrier
BACKGROUND: Lineage commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to cardiac differentiation is controlled by transcription factors that are regulated by epigenetic events, mainly histone deacetylation and promoter DNA methylation. Here, we studied the differentiation of human Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) into the cardiomyocyte lineage via epigenetic manipulations. METHODS: We introduced these changes using inhibitors of DNA methyl transferase and histone deacetylase, DC301, DC302, and DC303, in various combinations...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807012/protein-deubiquitinase-usp7-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#5
Yiman Tang, Longwei Lv, Wenyue Li, Xiao Zhang, Yong Jiang, Wenshu Ge, Yongsheng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) are multipotent progenitor cells with self-renewal capabilities and multilineage differentiation potential, including osteogenesis. Although protein deubiquitinases have been linked to stem cell fate determination, whether protein deubiquitination contributes to lineage commitment during osteogenic differentiation of hASCs remains to be investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the ubiquitin specific protease 7 (USP7) on osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807010/angiogenic-potency-evaluation-of-cell-therapy-candidates-by-a-novel-application-of-the-in-vitro-aortic-ring-assay
#6
Farwah Iqbal, Peter Szaraz, Matthew Librach, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: Due to limitations of current angiogenesis assays, we aimed to develop a novel application of the rat aortic ring assay to assess the angiogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). First-trimester human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (FTM HUCPVCs) have multipotent characteristics and previously demonstrated angiogenic potential. We compared the effect of this young source of MSCs and adult bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) on ex vivo aortic endothelial network formation...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807003/overexpression-of-mir-21-in-stem-cells-improves-ovarian-structure-and-function-in-rats-with-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-damage-by-targeting-pdcd4-and-pten-to-inhibit-granulosa-cell-apoptosis
#7
Xiafei Fu, Yuanli He, Xuefeng Wang, Dongxian Peng, Xiaoying Chen, Xinran Li, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) is a severe complication affecting tumor patients at a childbearing age. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can partially restore the ovarian structure and function damaged by chemotherapy. miR-21 is a microRNA that can regulate cell apoptosis. This study discusses the repair effect and mechanism of MSCs overexpressing miR-21 on chemotherapy-induced POF. METHODS: Rat MSCs and granulosa cells (GCs) were isolated in vitro...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774345/determination-of-optimized-oxygen-partial-pressure-to-maximize-the-liver-regenerative-potential-of-the-secretome-obtained-from-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#8
Sang Chul Lee, Kee-Hwan Kim, Ok-Hee Kim, Sang Kuon Lee, Ha-Eun Hong, Seong Su Won, Sang-Jin Jeon, Byung Jo Choi, Wonjun Jeong, Say-June Kim
BACKGROUND: A hypoxic-preconditioned secretome from stem cells reportedly promotes the functional and regenerative capacity of the liver more effectively than a control secretome. However, the optimum oxygen partial pressure (pO2) in the cell culture system that maximizes the therapeutic potential of the secretome has not yet been determined. METHODS: We first determined the cellular alterations in adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) cultured under different pO2 (21%, 10%, 5%, and 1%)...
August 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774328/curcumin-induces-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-a-diabetic-mouse-hindlimb-ischemia-model-via-modulating-the-function-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#9
Jinzhi You, Jiacheng Sun, Teng Ma, Ziying Yang, Xu Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Jingjing Li, Longgang Wang, Masaaki Ii, Junjie Yang, Zhenya Shen
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization is impaired in diabetes mellitus, which leads to the development of peripheral arterial disease and is mainly attributed to the dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Previous studies proved the promotional effect of curcumin on neovascularization in wound healing of diabetes. Thus, we hypothesize that curcumin could promote neovascularization at sites of hindlimb ischemia in diabetes and might take effect via modulating the function of EPCs...
August 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774314/surfactant-effects-on-the-viability-and-function-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment
#10
Chung-Ming Chen, Hsiu-Chu Chou, Willie Lin, Chris Tseng
BACKGROUND: Surfactant therapy has become the standard of care for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Preclinical studies have reported the therapeutic benefits of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in experimental bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study investigated the effects of a surfactant on the in vitro viability and in vivo function of human MSCs. METHODS: The viability, phenotype, and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) of MSCs were assessed through flow cytometry...
August 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764810/cd106-is-a-novel-mediator-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-the-bone-marrow-failure-of-acquired-aplastic-anemia
#11
Shihong Lu, Meili Ge, Yizhou Zheng, Jianping Li, Xiaoming Feng, Sizhou Feng, Jinbo Huang, Ying Feng, Donglin Yang, Jun Shi, Fang Chen, Zhongchao Han
BACKGROUND: Acquired aplastic anemia (AA) is characterized by deficiency or dysfunction of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. However, little is known about the impairment of BM-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in AA patients. METHODS: We used Illumina HiSeqTM 2000 sequencing, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), flow cytometry (FCM), and Western blotting to test the expression of CD106 gene (vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM1)) and CD106 protein of BM-MSCs...
August 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764802/mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-inflamed-dental-pulpal-and-gingival-tissue-a-potential-application-for-bone-formation
#12
Laura Tomasello, Rodolfo Mauceri, Antonina Coppola, Maria Pitrone, Giuseppe Pizzo, Giuseppina Campisi, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND: Chronic periodontal disease is an infectious disease consisting of prolonged inflammation of the supporting tooth tissue and resulting in bone loss. Guided bone regeneration procedures have become common and safe treatments in dentistry, and in this context dental stem cells would represent the ideal solution as autologous cells. In this study, we verified the ability of dental pulp mesenchymal stem cells (DPSCs) and gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs) harvested from periodontally affected teeth to produce new mineralized bone tissue in vitro, and compared this to cells from healthy teeth...
August 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750689/peri-foci-adipose-derived-stem-cells-promote-chemoresistance-in-breast-cancer
#13
Wei-Lan Yeh, Cheng-Fang Tsai, Dar-Ren Chen
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells in tumor microenvironment can influence therapeutic responses in various types of cancers. For triple negative breast cancer, chemotherapy remains the mainstay of standard treatment. Our aim was to investigate the correlation between human adipose-derived stem cells (hAdSCs) and chemoresistance in triple negative breast cancer. METHOD: Conditioned medium was collected from hAdSCs, which was isolated from breast cancer patients who had had breast mastectomy...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750687/extracellular-vesicles-from-human-liver-stem-cells-restore-argininosuccinate-synthase-deficiency
#14
Maria Beatriz Herrera Sanchez, Sara Previdi, Stefania Bruno, Valentina Fonsato, Maria Chiara Deregibus, Sharad Kholia, Sara Petrillo, Emanuela Tolosano, Rossana Critelli, Marco Spada, Renato Romagnoli, Mauro Salizzoni, Ciro Tetta, Giovanni Camussi
BACKGROUND: Argininosuccinate synthase (ASS)1 is a urea cycle enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of citrulline and aspartate to argininosuccinate. Mutations in the ASS1 gene cause citrullinemia type I, a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by neonatal hyperammonemia, elevated citrulline levels, and early neonatal death. Treatment for this disease is currently restricted to liver transplantation; however, due to limited organ availability, substitute therapies are required...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750664/harvesting-multipotent-progenitor-cells-from-a-small-sample-of-tonsillar-biopsy-for-clinical-applications
#15
Raju Khatri, Michal Arad, Timothy Ortlip, Benjamin A Portney, W Alex Meltzer, Silviu Diaconu, Lorna E Silipino, Ying Wang, David M Kaetzel, Rodney J Taylor, Michal Zalzman
BACKGROUND: Human adult stem cells hold the potential for the cure of numerous conditions and degenerative diseases. They possess major advantages over pluripotent stem cells as they can be derived from donors at any age, and therefore pose no ethical concerns or risk of teratoma tumor formation in vivo. Furthermore, they have a natural ability to differentiate and secrete factors that promote tissue healing without genetic manipulation. However, at present, clinical applications of adult stem cells are limited by a shortage of a reliable, standardized, and easily accessible tissue source which does not rely on specimens discarded from unrelated surgical procedures...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750661/human-dental-pulp-pluripotent-like-stem-cells-promote-wound-healing-and-muscle-regeneration
#16
Ester Martínez-Sarrà, Sheyla Montori, Carlos Gil-Recio, Raquel Núñez-Toldrà, Domiziana Costamagna, Alessio Rotini, Maher Atari, Aernout Luttun, Maurilio Sampaolesi
BACKGROUND: Dental pulp represents an easily accessible autologous source of adult stem cells. A subset of these cells, named dental pulp pluripotent-like stem cells (DPPSC), shows high plasticity and can undergo multiple population doublings, making DPPSC an appealing tool for tissue repair or maintenance. METHODS: DPPSC were harvested from the dental pulp of third molars extracted from young patients. Growth factors released by DPPSC were analysed using antibody arrays...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750654/different-therapeutic-effects-of-cells-derived-from-human-amniotic-membrane-on-premature-ovarian-aging-depend-on-distinct-cellular-biological-characteristics
#17
Chenyue Ding, Hong Li, Yun Wang, Fuxin Wang, Huihua Wu, Rulei Chen, Jinghuan Lv, Wei Wang, Boxian Huang
BACKGROUND: Many reports have shown that various kinds of stem cells have the ability to recover premature ovarian aging (POA) function. Transplantation of human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) improves ovarian function damaged by chemotherapy in a mice model. Understanding of how to evaluate the distinct effects of adult stem cells in curing POA and how to choose stem cells in clinical application is lacking. METHODS: To build a different degrees of POA model, mice were administered different doses of cyclophosphamide: light dose (70 mg/kg, 2 weeks), medium dose (70 mg/kg, 1 week; 120 mg/kg, 1 week), and high dose (120 mg/kg, 2 weeks)...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747214/culturing-and-transcriptome-profiling-of-progenitor-like-colonies-derived-from-adult-mouse-pancreas
#18
Dongshen Ma, Shanshan Tang, Jing Song, Qiong Wu, Fangfang Zhang, Yun Xing, Yi Pan, Yanfeng Zhang, Jingwei Jiang, Yubin Zhang, Liang Jin
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of insulin-producing cells is considered an important diabetes therapy. Many research studies have shown that insulin-producing cells can be derived from the in-vitro cultured pancreatic colonies with self-renewal ability and multilineage potential. Even though these progenitor-like colonies have been prepared from adult pancreas cells, the efficient culture method is hardly established and regulation of the colonies is rarely known. We confirmed previously that single cells acquired from adult mouse pancreas could form cyst-like colonies in a 3D semi-solid system containing Matrigel and methylcellulose...
July 26, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732530/minocycline-modulates-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-phosphorylation-and-enhances-antimicrobial-activity-against-staphylococcus-aureus-in-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
#19
Alberto Daniel Guerra, Warren E Rose, Peiman Hematti, W John Kao
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have demonstrated pro-healing properties due to their anti-inflammatory, angiogenic, and even antibacterial properties. We have shown previously that minocycline enhances the wound healing phenotype of MSCs, and MSCs encapsulated in poly(ethylene glycol) and gelatin-based hydrogels with minocycline have antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus (SA). Here, we investigated the signaling pathway that minocycline modulates in MSCs which results in their enhanced wound healing phenotype and determined whether preconditioning MSCs with minocycline has an effect on antimicrobial activity...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720126/a-small-molecule-cytokine-combination-enhances-hematopoietic-stem-cell-proliferation-via-inhibition-of-cell-differentiation
#20
Lan Wang, Xin Guan, Huihui Wang, Bin Shen, Yu Zhang, Zhihua Ren, Yupo Ma, Xinxin Ding, Yongping Jiang
BACKGROUND: Accumulated evidence supports the potent stimulating effects of multiple small molecules on the expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which are important for the therapy of various hematological disorders. Here, we report a novel, optimized formula, named the SC cocktail, which contains a combination of three such small molecules and four cytokines. METHODS: Small-molecule candidates were individually screened and then combined at their optimal concentration with the presence of cytokines to achieve maximum capacity for stimulating the human CD34(+) cell expansion ex vivo...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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