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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720126/a-small-molecule-cytokine-combination-enhances-hematopoietic-stem-cell-proliferation-via-inhibition-of-cell-differentiation
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720118/inhibiting-function-of-human-fetal-dermal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-bioactivities-of-keloid-fibroblasts
#2
Ya Jiao, Xiao Wang, Jixun Zhang, Yongjun Qi, Hongmin Gong, Duyin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Keloid is one kind of benign skin disease caused by hyperplasia of fibroblasts and collagen fibrils. It is refractory due to the lack of an effective treatment at present, which puts pressure on seeking a new therapeutic regimen. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from fetal skin are considered to play a crucial role in scarless healing. Nevertheless, the efficacy of them in keloid disorders remains poorly understood. METHODS: Keloid fibroblasts (KFs), human adult dermal fibroblasts (ADFs), and human fetal dermal mesenchymal stem cells (FDMSCs) were isolated to single cells and cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM)...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705238/interleukin-3-enhances-the-migration-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-regulating-expression-of-cxcr4
#3
Amruta Barhanpurkar-Naik, Suhas T Mhaske, Satish T Pote, Kanupriya Singh, Mohan R Wani
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent an important source for cell therapy in regenerative medicine. MSCs have shown promising results for repair of damaged tissues in various degenerative diseases in animal models and also in human clinical trials. However, little is known about the factors that could enhance the migration and tissue-specific engraftment of exogenously infused MSCs for successful regenerative cell therapy. Previously, we have reported that interleukin-3 (IL-3) prevents bone and cartilage damage in animal models of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701182/do-we-really-need-to-differentiate-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells-for-attenuation-of-the-autoimmune-responses-in-type-1-diabetes-immunoprophylactic-effects-of-precursors-to-insulin-producing-cells
#4
Anshu Sharma, Rajni Rani
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a multifactorial autoimmune disorder where pancreatic beta cells are lost before the clinical manifestations of the disease. Administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or MSCs differentiated into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) have yielded limited success when used therapeutically. We have evaluated the immunoprophylactic potentials of precursors to insulin-producing cells (pIPCs) and IPCs in nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice to ask a basic question: do we need to differentiate MSCs into IPCs or will pIPCs suffice to attenuate autoimmune responses in T1D? METHODS: Bone marrow-derived MSCs from Balb/c mice were characterized following the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) guidelines...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701175/isolation-and-characterization-of-equine-endometrial-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#5
B Elisabeth Rink, Karin R Amilon, Cristina L Esteves, Hilari M French, Elaine Watson, Christine Aurich, F Xavier Donadeu
BACKGROUND: Equine mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) are most commonly harvested from bone marrow (BM) or adipose tissue, requiring the use of surgical procedures. By contrast, the uterus can be accessed nonsurgically, and may provide a more readily available cell source. While human endometrium is known to harbor mesenchymal precursor cells, MSCs have not been identified in equine endometrium. This study reports the isolation, culture, and characterization of MSCs from equine endometrium...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697804/ang-ii-at2r-increases-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-by-signaling-through-the-fak-and-rhoa-cdc42-pathways-in-vitro
#6
Xiu-Ping Xu, Hong-Li He, Shu-Ling Hu, Ji-Bin Han, Li-Li Huang, Jing-Yuan Xu, Jian-Feng Xie, Ai-Ran Liu, Yi Yang, Hai-Bo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) migrate via the bloodstream to sites of injury and are possibly attracted by inflammatory factors. As a proinflammatory mediator, angiotensin II (Ang II) reportedly enhances the migration of various cell types by signaling via the Ang II receptor in vitro. However, few studies have focused on the effects of Ang II on MSC migration and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Human bone marrow MSCs migration was measured using wound healing and Boyden chamber migration assays after treatments with different concentrations of Ang II, an AT1R antagonist (Losartan), and/or an AT2R antagonist (PD-123319)...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697789/improvement-in-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-limb-salvage-after-autologous-mononuclear-stem-cell-application-for-critical-limb-ischemia
#7
Juraj Madaric, Martina Valachovicova, Ludovit Paulis, Jana Pribojova, Renata Mateova, Katarina Sebekova, Luba Postulkova, Terezia Madaricova, Maria Bucova, Martin Mistrik, Ivan Vulev
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, acts as an inhibitor of angiogenesis and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Administration of stem cells may affect endogenous mechanisms that regulate ADMA production and metabolism. The aim of the present study was to analyze ADMA concentration and changes in oxidative stress in patients with advanced critical limb ischemia (CLI) after bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) therapy...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697748/endothelial-progenitor-cells-transplantation-attenuated-blood-brain-barrier-damage-after-ischemia-in-diabetic-mice-via-hif-1%C3%AE
#8
Jieli Geng, Liping Wang, Meijie Qu, Yaying Song, Xiaojie Lin, Yajing Chen, Muyassar Mamtilahun, Shengdi Chen, Zhijun Zhang, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang
BACKGROUND: Blood-brain barrier impairment is a major indicator of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes. Studies showed that endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) transplantation promoted angiogenesis and improved function recovery after hind limb ischemia in diabetic mice. The effect of EPC transplantation on blood-brain barrier integrity after cerebral ischemia in diabetic animals is unknown. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of EPC transplantation on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier after cerebral ischemia in diabetic mice...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679425/overexpression-of-c-met-in-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-their-effectiveness-in-homing-and-repair-of-acute-liver-failure
#9
Kun Wang, Yuwen Li, Tiantian Zhu, Yongting Zhang, Wenting Li, Wenyu Lin, Jun Li, Chuanlong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has emerged as a novel therapy for acute liver failure (ALF). However, the homing efficiency of BMSCs to the injured liver sites appears to be poor. In this study, we aimed to determine if overexpression of c-Met in BMSCs could promote the homing ability of BMSCs to rat livers affected by ALF. METHODS: Overexpression of c-Met in BMSCs (c-Met-BMSCs) was attained by transfection of naive BMSCs with the lenti-c-Met-GFP...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676126/umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-predictive-obstetric-factors-for-cell-proliferation-and-chondrogenic-differentiation
#10
Léonore Avercenc-Léger, Philippe Guerci, Jean-Marc Virion, Ghislaine Cauchois, Sébastien Hupont, Rachid Rahouadj, Jacques Magdalou, Jean-François Stoltz, Danièle Bensoussan, Céline Huselstein, Loïc Reppel
BACKGROUND: The umbilical cord is becoming a notable alternative to bone marrow (BM) as a source of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). Although age-dependent variations in BM-MSC are well described, less data are available for MSC isolated from Wharton's jelly (WJ-MSC). We initiated a study to identify whether obstetric factors influenced MSC properties. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between a large number of obstetric factors collected during pregnancy and until peripartum (related to the mother, the labor and delivery, and the newborn) with WJ-MSC proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation parameters...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676096/global-gene-expression-profiling-and-senescence-biomarker-analysis-of-hesc-exposed-to-h2o2-induced-non-cytotoxic-oxidative-stress
#11
Maria Barandalla, Hui Shi, Hui Xiao, Silvia Colleoni, Cesare Galli, Pietro Lio, Matthew Trotter, Giovanna Lazzari
BACKGROUND: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) potentially offer new routes to study, on the basis of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept, how the maternal environment during pregnancy influences the offspring's health and can predispose to chronic disease in later life. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidant defences and cellular redox status play a key function in gene expression regulation and are involved in diabetes and metabolic syndromes as in ageing...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676074/immunoregulatory-effects-of-multipotent-adult-progenitor-cells-in-a-porcine-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-model
#12
An Martens, Sofie Ordies, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Stijn E Verleden, Robin Vos, Dirk E Van Raemdonck, Geert M Verleden, Valerie D Roobrouck, Sandra Claes, Dominique Schols, Eric Verbeken, Catherine M Verfaillie, Arne P Neyrinck
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is considered to be the end result of an inflammatory response targeting the new lung allograft after transplant. Previous research has indicated that MAPC cell therapy might attenuate this injury by its paracrine effects on the pro-/anti-inflammatory balance. This study aims to investigate the immunoregulatory capacities of MAPC cells in PGD when administered in the airways. METHODS: Lungs of domestic pigs (n = 6/group) were subjected to 90 minutes of warm ischemia...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676130/skeletal-muscle-derived-interstitial-progenitor-cells-pics-display-stem-cell-properties-being-clonogenic-self-renewing-and-multi-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#13
Beverley J Cottle, Fiona C Lewis, Victoria Shone, Georgina M Ellison-Hughes
BACKGROUND: The development of cellular therapies to treat muscle wastage with disease or age is paramount. Resident muscle satellite cells are not currently regarded as a viable cell source due to their limited migration and growth capability ex vivo. This study investigated the potential of muscle-derived PW1(+)/Pax7(-) interstitial progenitor cells (PICs) as a source of tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells with stem cell properties and multipotency. METHODS: Sca-1(+)/PW1(+) PICs were identified on tissue sections from hind limb muscle of 21-day-old mice, isolated by magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) technology and their phenotype and characteristics assessed over time in culture...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676123/antimicrobial-peptides-secreted-by-equine-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-inhibit-the-growth-of-bacteria-commonly-found-in-skin-wounds
#14
Rebecca M Harman, Steven Yang, Megan K He, Gerlinde R Van de Walle
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic skin wounds in humans is high, and treatment is often complicated by the presence of pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, safe and innovative treatments to reduce the bacterial load in cutaneous wounds are needed. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are known to provide paracrine signals that act on resident skin cells to promote wound healing, but their potential antibacterial activities are not well described. The present study was designed to examine the antibacterial properties of MSC from horses, as this animal model offers a readily translatable model for MSC therapies in humans...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676094/cultured-epidermal-stem-cells-in-regenerative-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Catherine J Jackson, Kim Alexander Tønseth, Tor Paaske Utheim
Transplantation of cultured epidermal cell sheets (CES) has long been used to treat patients with burns, chronic wounds, and stable vitiligo. In patients with large area burns this can be a life-saving procedure. The ultimate goal, however, is to restore all normal functions of the skin and prevent scar formation. Increased focus on the incorporation of epidermal stem cells (EpiSCs) within CES transplants may ultimately prove to be key to achieving this. Transplanted EpiSCs contribute to restoring the complete epidermis and provide long-term renewal...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676082/cell-sex-affects-extracellular-matrix-protein-expression-and-proliferation-of-smooth-muscle-progenitor-cells-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
Yanhui Li, Yan Wen, Morgaine Green, Elise K Cabral, Prachi Wani, Fan Zhang, Yi Wei, Thomas M Baer, Bertha Chen
BACKGROUND: Smooth muscle progenitor cells (pSMCs) differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great promise for treating diseases or degenerative conditions involving smooth muscle pathologies. However, the therapeutic potential of pSMCs derived from men and women may be very different. Cell sex can exert a profound impact on the differentiation process of stem cells into somatic cells. In spite of advances in translation of stem cell technologies, the role of cell sex and the effect of sex hormones on the differentiation towards mesenchymal lineage pSMCs remain largely unexplored...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673339/human-limbal-fibroblast-like-stem-cells-induce-immune-tolerance-in-autoreactive-t-lymphocytes-from-female-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#17
Antonina Coppola, Laura Tomasello, Maria Pitrone, Salvatore Cillino, Pierina Richiusa, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND: Due to their "natural immune privilege" and immunoregulatory properties human fibroblast-like limbal stem cells (f-LSCs) have acquired great interest as a potential tool for achieving immunotolerance. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common thyroid autoimmune disease and cause of hypothyroidism. To date, conventional hormone replacement therapy and unspecific immunosuppressive regimens cannot provide a definitive cure for HT subjects. We explored the immunosuppressant potential of human f-LSCs on circulating lymphomonocytes (PBMCs) collected from healthy donors and female HT patients...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646917/polycaprolactone-nanofiber-scaffold-enhances-the-osteogenic-differentiation-potency-of-various-human-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Ruyue Xue, Yuna Qian, Linhao Li, Guidong Yao, Li Yang, Yingpu Sun
BACKGROUND: Polycaprolactone (PCL) has been regarded as a promising synthetic material for bone tissue engineering application. Owing to its unique biochemical properties and great compatibility, PCL fibers have come to be explored as a potential delivering scaffold for stem cells to support bone regeneration during clinical application. METHODS: The human derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were obtained from umbilical cord (UC), bone marrow (BM), and adipose tissue (AD), respectively...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646913/interplay-between-craniofacial-stem-cells-and-immune-stimulus
#19
REVIEW
Ruili Yang, Tingting Yu, Yanheng Zhou
Craniofacial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), isolated from an abundant and accessible source of craniofacial tissues, possess self-renewal and multilineage differentiation potential. It has been reported that craniofacial MSCs show elevated proliferation and regeneration capacities compared to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). Furthermore, the immunomodulatory property has generated an emerging multidisciplinary research field that translates MSC-based therapies to the clinic for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646912/influences-of-age-related-changes-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-macrophages-during-in-vitro-culture
#20
Yuan Yin, Rui-Xin Wu, Xiao-Tao He, Xin-Yue Xu, Jia Wang, Fa-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been widely used in cytotherapy and tissue engineering due to their immunosuppressive ability and regenerative potential. Recently, the immunomodulatory influence of MSCs has been gaining increasing attention because their functional roles in modulating immune responses likely have high clinical significance. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the influence of MSCs on macrophages (Mφs) in in-vitro cell culture systems...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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