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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539939/quantitative-assessment-of-optimal-bone-marrow-site-for-the-isolation-of-porcine-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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J S McDaniel, B Antebi, M Pilia, B J Hurtgen, S Belenkiy, C Necsoiu, L C Cancio, C R Rathbone, A I Batchinsky
Background. One of the most plentiful sources for MSCs is the bone marrow; however, it is unknown whether MSC yield differs among different bone marrow sites. In this study, we quantified cellular yield and evaluated resident MSC population from five bone marrow sites in the porcine model. In addition, we assessed the feasibility of a commercially available platelet concentrator (Magellan® MAR01™ Arteriocyte Medical Systems, Hopkinton, MA) as a bedside stem cell concentration device. Methods. Analyses of bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA) included bone marrow volume, platelet and nucleated cell yield, colony-forming unit fibroblast (CFU-F) number, flow cytometry, and assessment of differentiation potential...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529527/skeletal-muscle-cell-induction-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
REVIEW
Yusaku Kodaka, Gemachu Rabu, Atsushi Asakura
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the potential to differentiate into various types of cells including skeletal muscle cells. The approach of converting ESCs/iPSCs into skeletal muscle cells offers hope for patients afflicted with the skeletal muscle diseases such as the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Patient-derived iPSCs are an especially ideal cell source to obtain an unlimited number of myogenic cells that escape immune rejection after engraftment. Currently, there are several approaches to induce differentiation of ESCs and iPSCs to skeletal muscle...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523072/delayed-endothelial-progenitor-cell-therapy-promotes-bone-defect-repair-in-a-clinically-relevant-rat-model
#3
Brent D Bates, Charles Godbout, David J Ramnaraign, Emil H Schemitsch, Aaron Nauth
The repair of segmental bone defects remains a significant challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have successfully promoted the repair of acute defects in animal models; however, the ability of EPCs to induce the repair of chronic nonhealing defects, such as those often encountered clinically, has not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of EPCs delivered in delayed fashion to induce the repair of nonhealing defects in a clinically relevant model...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512473/vitamin-c-in-stem-cell-biology-impact-on-extracellular-matrix-homeostasis-and-epigenetics
#4
REVIEW
Cristina D'Aniello, Federica Cermola, Eduardo Jorge Patriarca, Gabriella Minchiotti
Transcription factors and signaling molecules are well-known regulators of stem cell identity and behavior; however, increasing evidence indicates that environmental cues contribute to this complex network of stimuli, acting as crucial determinants of stem cell fate. l-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C (VitC)) has gained growing interest for its multiple functions and mechanisms of action, contributing to the homeostasis of normal tissues and organs as well as to tissue regeneration. Here, we review the main functions of VitC and its effects on stem cells, focusing on its activity as cofactor of Fe(+2)/αKG dioxygenases, which regulate the epigenetic signatures, the redox status, and the extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, depending on the enzymes' subcellular localization...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512472/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-regulates-microrna-21-expression-to-activate-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-human-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-to-enhance-osteoblast-differentiation
#5
Nagarajan Selvamurugan, Zhiming He, Daniel Rifkin, Branka Dabovic, Nicola C Partridge
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been documented to promote bone fracture healing in nonunions and increase lumbar spinal fusion rates. However, the molecular mechanisms by which PEMF stimulates differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) into osteoblasts are not well understood. In this study the PEMF effects on hBMSCs were studied by microarray analysis. PEMF stimulation of hBMSCs' cell numbers mainly affected genes of cell cycle regulation, cell structure, and growth receptors or kinase pathways...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512471/resveratrol-induces-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-neuron-like-cells
#6
Li Guo, Liang Wang, Li Wang, Shi Yun-Peng, Jing-Jing Zhou, Zongmao Zhao, De-Pei Li
Objective. Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) potentially differentiate to various types of cells including neuron-like cells. The natural polyphenol resveratrol benefits patients with many diseases including ischemic brain injury. We hypothesize that resveratrol induces differentiation of hUC-MSCs into neuron-like cells. Methods. Flow cytometry was used to determine the surface antigens in different stage of hUC-MSCs (P2, P5, and P10). Nestin, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were detected by immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, and real time RT-PCT...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491099/induction-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-manifesting-carrier-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-characterization-of-their-x-inactivation-status
#7
Yuko Miyagoe-Suzuki, Takashi Nishiyama, Miho Nakamura, Asako Narita, Fusako Takemura, Satoru Masuda, Narihiro Minami, Kumiko Murayama, Hirofumi Komaki, Yu-Ichi Goto, Shin'ichi Takeda
Three to eight percent of female carriers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) develop dystrophic symptoms ranging from mild muscle weakness to a rapidly progressive DMD-like muscular dystrophy due to skewed inactivation of X chromosomes during early development. Here, we generated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a manifesting female carrier using retroviral or Sendai viral (SeV) vectors and determined their X-inactivation status. Although manifesting carrier-derived iPS cells showed normal expression of human embryonic stem cell markers and formed well-differentiated teratomas in vivo, many hiPS clones showed bi-allelic expression of the androgen receptor (AR) gene and loss of X-inactivation-specific transcript and trimethyl-histone H3 (Lys27) signals on X chromosomes, suggesting that both X chromosomes of the hiPS cells are in an active state...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491098/epigenetic-manipulation-facilitates-the-generation-of-skeletal-muscle-cells-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#8
REVIEW
Tomohiko Akiyama, Shunichi Wakabayashi, Atsumi Soma, Saeko Sato, Yuhki Nakatake, Mayumi Oda, Miyako Murakami, Miki Sakota, Nana Chikazawa-Nohtomi, Shigeru B H Ko, Minoru S H Ko
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into essentially all cell types in the body. Such differentiation can be directed to specific cell types by appropriate cell culture conditions or overexpressing lineage-defining transcription factors (TFs). Especially, for the activation of myogenic program, early studies have shown the effectiveness of enforced expression of TFs associated with myogenic differentiation, such as PAX7 and MYOD1. However, the efficiency of direct differentiation was rather low, most likely due to chromatin features unique to hPSCs, which hinder the access of TFs to genes involved in muscle differentiation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491097/wnt5a-signaling-in-normal-and-cancer-stem-cells
#9
REVIEW
Yan Zhou, Thomas J Kipps, Suping Zhang
Wnt5a is involved in activating several noncanonical Wnt signaling pathways, which can inhibit or activate canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in a receptor context-dependent manner. Wnt5a signaling is critical for regulating normal developmental processes, including stem cell self-renewal, proliferation, differentiation, migration, adhesion, and polarity. Moreover, the aberrant activation or inhibition of Wnt5a signaling is emerging as an important event in cancer progression, exerting both oncogenic and tumor suppressive effects...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491096/cardiovascular-regeneration-biology-and-therapy
#10
EDITORIAL
Changwon Park, Kiwon Ban, Rebecca D Levit, Wenbin Liang, Hun-Jun Park, Mary B Wagner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491095/angelica-sinensis-polysaccharide-prevents-hematopoietic-stem-cells-senescence-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mouse-model
#11
Xinyi Mu, Yanyan Zhang, Jing Li, Jieyu Xia, Xiongbin Chen, Pengwei Jing, Xiaoying Song, Lu Wang, Yaping Wang
Age-related regression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSC/HPCs) limits replenishment of the blood and immune system and hence contributes to hematopoietic diseases and declined immunity. In this study, we employed D-gal-induced aging mouse model and observed the antiaging effects of Angelica Sinensis Polysaccharide (ASP), a major active ingredient in dong quai (Chinese Angelica Sinensis), on the Sca-1(+) HSC/HPCs in vivo. ASP treatment prevents HSC/HPCs senescence with decreased AGEs levels in the serum, reduced SA-β-Gal positive cells, and promoted CFU-Mix formation in the D-gal administrated mouse...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491094/immunoprofiling-of-adult-derived-human-liver-stem-progenitor-cells-impact-of-hepatogenic-differentiation-and-inflammation
#12
Hoda El-Kehdy, Camillo Sargiacomo, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Catherine Lombard, Laurence Lagneaux, Etienne Sokal, Mehdi Najar, Mustapha Najimi
Adult-derived human liver stem/progenitor cells (ADHLSCs) are, nowadays, developed as therapeutic medicinal product for the treatment of liver defects. In this study, the impact of hepatogenic differentiation and inflammation priming on the ADHLSCs' immune profile was assessed in vitro and compared to that of mature hepatocytes. The constitutive immunological profile of ADHLSCs was greatly different from that of hepatocytes. Differences in the expression of the stromal markers CD90 and CD105, adhesion molecules CD44 and CD49e, immunoregulatory molecules CD73 and HO-1, and NK ligands CD112 and CD155 were noted...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491093/therapeutic-effect-and-location-of-gfp-labeled-placental-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-hepatic-fibrosis-in-rats
#13
Jiong Yu, Guangshu Hao, Dan Wang, Jingqi Liu, Xiaotian Dong, Yanni Sun, Qiaoling Pan, Yang Li, Xiaowei Shi, Lanjuan Li, Hongcui Cao
Background. Liver fibrosis is a chronic progressive liver disease, but no established effective treatment exists except for liver transplantation. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of human placenta mesenchymal stem cells (hPMSCs) expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) on carbon tetrachloride- (CCl4-) induced liver fibrosis in rats. Methods. Liver fibrosis was induced by subcutaneous injection with CCl4; hPMSCs were directly transplanted into rats through the caudal vein. The therapeutic efficacy of hPMSCs on liver fibrosis was measured by liver function tests, liver elastography, histopathology, Masson's trichrome and Sirius red staining, and immunohistochemical studies...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484497/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-cell-reprogramming-as-it-is-in-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Javier Prieto, Josema Torres
Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into a pluripotent cellular state similar to that of embryonic stem cells. Given the significant physiological differences between the somatic and pluripotent cells, cell reprogramming is associated with a profound reorganization of the somatic phenotype at all levels. The remodeling of mitochondrial morphology is one of these dramatic changes that somatic cells have to undertake during cell reprogramming. Somatic cells transform their tubular and interconnected mitochondrial network to the fragmented and isolated organelles found in pluripotent stem cells early during cell reprogramming...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484496/insulin-promotes-the-proliferation-of-human-umbilical-cord-matrix-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-activating-the-akt-cyclin-d1-axis
#15
Peng Li, Jinsong Wei, Xiang Gao, Bo Wei, Hao Lin, Rui Huang, Yanru Niu, Kyu Lim, Kaipeng Jing, Jiaqi Chu
Background. The functions of insulin in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) remain poorly understood. Methods. MSC from human umbilical cord matrix (UCM) cultured in serum-free media (SFM) with or without insulin were subjected to various molecular biological analyses to determine their proliferation and growth states, expression levels of Akt-cyclin D1 signaling molecules, and in vitro differentiation capacities. Results. Insulin accelerated the G1-S cell cycle progression of UCM-MSC and significantly stimulated their proliferation and growth in SFM...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484495/mitochondrial-dna-hypomethylation-is-a-biomarker-associated-with-induced-senescence-in-human-fetal-heart-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Dehai Yu, Zhonghua Du, Lingling Pian, Tao Li, Xue Wen, Wei Li, Su-Jeong Kim, Jialin Xiao, Pinchas Cohen, Jiuwei Cui, Andrew R Hoffman, Ji-Fan Hu
Background. Fetal heart can regenerate to restore its normal anatomy and function in response to injury, but this regenerative capacity is lost within the first week of postnatal life. Although the specific molecular mechanisms remain to be defined, it is presumed that aging of cardiac stem or progenitor cells may contribute to the loss of regenerative potential. Methods. To study this aging-related dysfunction, we cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human fetal heart tissues. Senescence was induced by exposing cells to chronic oxidative stress/low serum...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473859/myogenic-differentiation-from-myogenin-mutated-human-ips-cells-by-crispr-cas9
#17
Koki Higashioka, Noriko Koizumi, Hidetoshi Sakurai, Chie Sotozono, Takahiko Sato
It is well known that myogenic regulatory factors encoded by the Myod1 family of genes have pivotal roles in myogenesis, with partially overlapping functions, as demonstrated for the mouse embryo. Myogenin-mutant mice, however, exhibit severe myogenic defects without compensation by other myogenic factors. MYOGENIN might be expected to have an analogous function in human myogenic cells. To verify this hypothesis, we generated MYOGENIN-mutated human iPS cells by using CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology. Our results suggest that MYOD1-independent or MYOD1-dependent mechanisms can compensate for the loss of MYOGENIN and that these mechanisms are likely to be crucial for regulating skeletal muscle differentiation and formation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473858/stemness-in-cancer-stem-cells-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-microenvironment
#18
REVIEW
Pedro M Aponte, Andrés Caicedo
Stemness combines the ability of a cell to perpetuate its lineage, to give rise to differentiated cells, and to interact with its environment to maintain a balance between quiescence, proliferation, and regeneration. While adult Stem Cells display these properties when participating in tissue homeostasis, Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) behave as their malignant equivalents. CSCs display stemness in various circumstances, including the sustaining of cancer progression, and the interaction with their environment in search for key survival factors...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469672/stemness-maintenance-properties-in-human-oral-stem-cells-after-long-term-passage
#19
Francesca Diomede, Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Valentina Gatta, Marco D'Aurora, Ilaria Merciaro, Marco Marchisio, Aurelio Muttini, Sergio Caputi, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon, Oriana Trubiani
Background. Neural crest-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human oral tissues possess immunomodulatory and regenerative properties and are emerging as a potential therapeutic tool to treat diverse diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, myocardial infarction, and connective tissue damages. In addition to cell-surface antigens, dental MSCs express embryonic stem cell markers as neural crest cells originate from the ectoderm layer. In vitro passages may eventually modify these embryonic marker expressions and other stemness properties, including proliferation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465692/safety-of-cultivated-limbal-epithelial-stem-cell-transplantation-for-human-corneal-regeneration
#20
REVIEW
J Behaegel, S Ní Dhubhghaill, C Koppen, N Zakaria
Ex vivo cultivated limbal stem cell transplantation is a promising technique for the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency. While the results of the clinical trials have been extensively reported since the introduction of the technique in 1997, little has been reported regarding the potential health risks associated with production processes and transplantation techniques. Culture procedures require the use of animal and/or human-derived products, which carry the potential of introducing toxic or infectious agents through contamination with known or unknown additives...
2017: Stem Cells International
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