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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170296/muse-cells-derived-from-dermal-tissues-can-differentiate-into-melanocytes
#1
Ting Tian, Ru-Zhi Zhang, Yu-Hua Yang, Qi Liu, Di Li, Xiao-Ru Pan
The objective of the authors has been to obtain multilineage-differentiating stress-enduring cells (Muse cells) from primary cultures of dermal fibroblasts, identify their pluripotency, and detect their ability to differentiate into melanocytes. The distribution of SSEA-3-positive cells in human scalp skin was assessed by immunohistochemistry, and the distribution of Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, and SSEA-3-positive cells was determined by immunofluorescence staining. The expression levels of Sox2, Oct4, hKlf4, and Nanog mRNAs and proteins in Muse cells were determined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analyses and Western blots, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170287/intermediate-reprogramming-of-mouse-skin-fibroblasts-into-stem-like-cells-by-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4
#2
Seung-Eun Lee, Sang-Jun Uhm, Yeo-Jin Son, Yun-Gwi Park, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Specific transcription factors are sufficient to reprogram fully induced pluripotent stem cells or other types of cells. These findings raise the question of whether chemical molecules or proteins can replace transcription factors to alter the defined cell fate. In this study, we treated mouse skin fibroblasts (MSFs) with bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) and examined intermediate reprogramming of MSFs into stem-like cells. Putative epidermal stem cells isolated from the ventral skin epidermis of an adult mouse were used to confirm the reprogramming activity of BMP4, which increased the proliferation of these cells...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170286/effects-of-alcohol-on-mitochondrial-functions-of-cumulus-cells-in-mice
#3
Wanlu Xu, Lihui Huo, Jingjing Li, Chunli Xu, Shuang Wang, Yanhong Yang, Chuang Liu, Xiaomin Zheng, Xiuliang Feng, Xingrong Yan
Alcohol is an important compound used in food, agriculture, and medicine. In this study, we investigated the effect of alcohol on oocyte quality in mice by exposing animals for different duration times during an estrous cycle. Cumulus-oocyte complexes were collected from mice after pregnant mare serum gonadotropin- and human chorionic gonadotropin-induced superovulation. Ovulation number, E2 level in serum, and parthenogenetic embryo development in vitro were evaluated. Mitochondrial gene expression, mitochondrial membrane potential, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in the cumulus were also assessed...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112985/comparison-of-human-amniotic-chorionic-and-umbilical-cord-multipotent-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regarding-their-capacity-for-differentiation-toward-female-germ-cells
#4
Hamid Reza Asgari, Mohammad Akbari, Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Shadan Navid, Fereshte Aliakbari, Niloufar Abbasi, Freidon Sargolzaei Aval, Alireza Shams, Mehdi Abbasi
Placenta harbors a plentiful source of various cells with stem cells or stem-like cell properties, which can be used in therapeutic procedures and research. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention due to their specific differentiation potential and tolerogenic properties. MSCs have been isolated from different parts of placenta; however, in this study, we isolated MSCs from amnion and chorion membrane, as well as umbilical cord (Wharton's jelly [WJ]) and compared their capacity regarding differentiation toward female germ cells under influence of 10 ng/mL BMP4...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112984/effects-of-trichostatin-a-and-pxd101-on-the-in-vitro-development-of-mouse-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#5
Xiaoyan Qiu, Haihong You, Xiong Xiao, Nan Li, Yuemin Li
The low success rate of animal cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is believed to be associated with aberrant epigenetic nuclear reprogramming. It has been demonstrated that treatment with histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) enhances developmental potential of SCNT embryos. Previous studies in many species revealed that treatment of SCNT embryos with trichostatin A (TSA)-an HDACi-significantly enhances the in vitro development of SCNT embryos. In this study, we compared two different SCNT protocols with TSA and investigate, for the first time, the effect of another new HDACi, PXD101 (belinostat), on in vitro development of mouse SCNT embryo...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055238/valproic-acid-increases-histone-acetylation-and-alters-gene-expression-in-the-donor-cells-but-does-not-improve-the-in-vitro-developmental-competence-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-embryos-produced-by-hand-made-cloning
#6
Naresh L Selokar, Monika Saini, Himanshu Agrawal, Prabhat Palta, Manmohan Singh Chauhan, Radheysham Manik, Suresh Kumar Singla
Use of histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) is believed to improve the developmental competence and quality of cloned embryos produced. We examined the effects of treatment of buffalo fibroblasts with valproic acid (VPA), a HDACi on these cells and on embryos produced from them by hand-made cloning. VPA treatment (1.5, 3.0, or 4.5 mM) altered (p < 0.05) the growth characteristics and relative expression level of HDAC1, DNMT1, DNMT3a, P53, and CASPASE3, and the global level of H3K9/14ac, H4K5ac, and H3K18ac but not H3K27me3 in the cells...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055237/enrichment-propagation-and-characterization-of-mouse-testis-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#7
Mai Ahmed, Myret Ghabriel, Asma Amleh
The therapeutic potential of multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) largely depends on the isolation and expansion methods used. In this study, we propose a laminin-based technique to select and enrich for MSCs isolated from the mouse testis. Primary cell cultures were prepared from juvenile mouse testes and the capacity to generate colony forming units together with population doubling time (PDT) during expansion were determined. The identity of MSCs was assayed using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and flow cytometry for the active expression of cell surface markers, such as CD44, CD73, and CD29; absence of the CD45 hematopoietic cell marker; and in vitro differentiation of the cells into osteoblasts and adipocytes...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055234/scriptaid-upregulates-expression-of-development-related-genes-inhibits-apoptosis-and-improves-the-development-of-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-mini-pig-embryos
#8
Li Zhang, Yuemeng Huang, Yanjun Wu, Jinglei Si, Yanna Huang, Qinyang Jiang, Ganqiu Lan, Yafen Guo, Hesheng Jiang
The present study was undertaken to investigate the mechanisms by which Scriptaid treatment improves the developmental competence of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) mini-pig embryos in vitro. We found that treatment with 500 nmol/L Scriptaid for 15 hours significantly improved the development of mini-pig SCNT embryos. Compared with the control group, the blastocyst rate was higher (18.3% vs. 10.7%; p < 0.05). The acetylation level on H3K14 of the Scriptaid-treated group was higher compared with the control group in SCNT embryos at two-cell, four-cell, and blastocyst stages (p < 0...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055225/overexpression-of-prox1-induces-the-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-lymphatic-endothelial-like-cells-in-vitro
#9
Jingcheng Deng, Tingting Dai, Yiyu Sun, Qi Zhang, Zhaohua Jiang, Shengli Li, Weigang Cao
Constant levels of homeobox transcription factor Prox1 expression are required throughout the life of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) to maintain their differentiated identity. Recent studies have demonstrated that using human LECs for cell transplantation therapy may improve secondary lymphedema in a nude rat model. However, the application is currently limited by the low yield of LECs. In this study, Prox1 was overexpressed in human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) by using the transfection of lentiviral vectors to induce the differentiation of hADSCs to LECs...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898217/increased-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-expression-associates-with-spontaneous-exit-from-m-ii-arrest-in-rat-eggs
#10
Shilpa Prasad, Shail K Chaube
In mammals, postovulatory egg aging deteriorates egg quality possibly by mediating spontaneous exit from metaphase-II (M-II) arrest and/or inducing apoptosis. To test this possibility, present study was designed to investigate telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) expression, Bcl2 expression, and DNA fragmentation during postovulatory egg aging in vivo, as well as in vitro. Results suggest that postovulatory egg aging induced a time-dependent increase in the number of eggs undergoing spontaneous exit from M-II arrest in vivo, as well as in vitro...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906587/differentiation-of-mouse-ovarian-stem-cells-toward-oocyte-like-structure-by-coculture-with-granulosa-cells
#11
Soraya Parvari, Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Valliollah Gerayeli Malek, Tayebeh Rastegar, Mehdi Abbasi
An increasing body of evidence has confirmed existence and function of ovarian stem cells (OSCs). In this study, a novel approach on differentiation of OSCs into oocyte-like cells (OLCs) has been addressed. Recently, different methods have been recruited to isolate and describe aspects of OSCs, but newer and more convenient strategies in isolation are still growing. Herein, a morphology-based method was used to isolate OSCs. Cell suspension of mouse neonatal ovaries was cultured and formed colonies were harvested mechanically and cultivated on mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906586/neural-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-scaffolds-for-nerve-tissue-engineering-applications
#12
Kerlin Quintiliano, Thayane Crestani, Davi Silveira, Virginia Etges Helfer, Annelise Rosa, Eduardo Balbueno, Daniela Steffens, Geraldo Pereira Jotz, Diogo André Pilger, Patricia Pranke
Scaffolds produced by electrospinning act as supports for cell proliferation and differentiation, improved through the release of neurotrophic factors. The objective of this study was to develop aligned and random nanofiber scaffolds with and without nerve growth factor to evaluate the potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for neural differentiation. Nanofiber morphology, diameter, degradability, cell morphology, adhesion, proliferation, viability, cytotoxicity, and neural differentiation were performed to characterize the scaffolds...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906585/birth-of-cloned-microminipigs-derived-from-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-that-have-been-transiently-treated-with-valproic-acid
#13
Kazuchika Miyoshi, Hiroaki Kawaguchi, Kosuke Maeda, Masahiro Sato, Kohei Akioka, Michiko Noguchi, Masahisa Horiuchi, Akihide Tanimoto
In our previous study, we found that treatment of miniature pig somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos with 4 mM valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, for 48 hours after activation enhanced blastocyst formation rate and octamer-binding transcription factor-3/4 (Oct-3/4) gene expression at the late blastocyst stage; however, the production of viable cloned pups failed, when those VPA-treated SCNT embryos were transferred to recipients. This failure suggests that the present VPA treatment is suboptimal...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906584/effects-of-the-transforming-growth-factor-beta-signaling-pathway-on-the-differentiation-of-chicken-embryonic-stem-cells-into-male-germ-cells
#14
Yani Zhang, Yingjie Wang, Qisheng Zuo, Dong Li, Wenhui Zhang, Chao Lian, Beibei Tang, Tianrong Xiao, Man Wang, Kehua Wang, Bichun Li
The objectives of the present study were to screen for key gene and signaling pathways involved in the production of male germ cells in poultry and to investigate the effects of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway on the differentiation of chicken embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into male germ cells. The ESCs, primordial germ cells, and spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) were sorted using flow cytometry for RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology. Male chicken ESCs were induced using 40 ng/mL of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4)...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906583/isolation-of-bovine-skin-derived-precursor-cells-and-their-developmental-potential-after-nuclear-transfer
#15
Jiajia Xiao, Qiaoqiao Li, Pengxiang Qu, Zihan Zhang, Shaohui Pan, Yongsheng Wang, Yong Zhang
Nuclei from less differentiated stem cells yield high cloning efficiency. However, pluripotent stem cells are rather difficult to obtain from bovines. Skin-derived precursor (SKPs) cells exhibit a certain degree of pluripotency, which has been shown to enhance the efficiency of nuclear transfer (NT) in pigs. In this study, bovine SKPs were isolated and characterized. Results showed that bovine SKPs expressed nestin, fibronectin, vimentin, pluripotency-related genes, and characteristic neural crest markers, such as NGFR, PAX3, SOX9, SNAI2, and OCT4...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622855/effect-of-long-term-exposure-of-donor-nuclei-to-the-oocyte-cytoplasm-on-production-of-cloned-mice-using-serial-nuclear-transfer
#16
Sayaka Wakayama, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Hiroaki Nagatomo, Eiji Mizutani, Satoshi Kishigami, Teruhiko Wakayama
Although animal cloning is becoming increasingly practicable, cloned embryos possess many abnormalities and so there has been a low success rate for producing live animals. This is most likely due to incomplete reprogramming of somatic cell nuclei before they start to develop as the donor nuclei are usually only exposed to the oocyte cytoplasm for 1-2 hours before reconstructed oocytes are activated to avoid oocyte aging. Therefore, in this study, we attempted to extend the exposure period of somatic cell nuclei to the oocyte cytoplasm to determine whether this could enhance reprogramming of donor nuclei...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622636/identification-of-stable-oct4-nanog-state-in-somatic-cell-reprogramming
#17
Syed Mohammed Musheer Aalam, Kannan Vrindavan Manian, Sumitha Prameela Bharathan, Thiyagaraj Mayuranathan, Shaji Ramachandran Velayudhan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696911/alpha-a-crystallin-protects-lens-epithelial-cell-derived-ipsc-like-cells-against-apoptosis-induced-by-oxidative-stress
#18
Yixin Yu, Haibo Jiang, Haibo Li, Weitao Song, Xiaobo Xia
Cataract, the leading cause of blindness worldwide, is caused by the apoptosis of lens epithelial cells (LECs). αA-crystallin is a major structural protein of the lens. However, the antiapoptotic function of αA-crystallin in lens stem cells remains unclear. In this study, primary LECs were isolated from postnatal 3-5 days of SD rats and transfected by Sendai virus loaded with four factors, OCT3/4, Sox2, c-Myc, and Klf4, to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). LEC-iPSC-like cells were identified by immunofluorescent staining...
October 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696910/effect-of-sex-of-embryo-on-developmental-competence-epigenetic-status-and-gene-expression-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-embryos-produced-by-hand-made-cloning
#19
Anjit Sandhu, Sushil K Mohapatra, Himanshu Agrawal, Manoj K Singh, Prabhat Palta, Suresh K Singla, Manmohan S Chauhan, Radhey S Manik
Buffalo embryos were produced by hand-made cloning using skin fibroblasts from male and female buffaloes (n = 4 each) as donor cells for examining the effect of sex. Although the rate of blastocyst formation (43.8% ± 1.31% vs. 42.2% ± 1.22%) was similar, the total cell number (333 ± 10.4 vs. 270 ± 10.9) was higher (p < 0.05) whereas the apoptotic index (6.39 ± 0.25 vs. 8.52 ± 0.38) was lower (p < 0.05) for male than for female blastocysts. In the blastocysts, the global level of H3K18ac was found to be in the following order: male>female>IVF (in vitro fertilization) blastocysts (p < 0...
October 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696909/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-with-substitutes-for-yamanaka-s-four-transcription-factors
#20
Xiong Xiao, Nan Li, Dapeng Zhang, Bo Yang, Hongmei Guo, Yuemin Li
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) share many characteristics with embryonic stem cells, but lack ethical controversy. They provide vast opportunities for disease modeling, pathogenesis understanding, therapeutic drug development, toxicology, organ synthesis, and treatment of degenerative disease. However, this procedure also has many potential challenges, including a slow generation time, low efficiency, partially reprogrammed colonies, as well as somatic coding mutations in the genome. Pioneered by Shinya Yamanaka's team in 2006, iPSCs were first generated by introducing four transcription factors: Oct 4, Sox 2, Klf 4, and c-Myc (OSKM)...
October 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
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