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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104736/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-helps-identify-a-subpopulation-of-murine-adipose-derived-stem-cells-with-enhanced-adipogenic-and-osteogenic-differentiation-potential
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Harumichi Itoh, Shimpei Nishikawa, Tomoya Haraguchi, Yu Arikawa, Shotaro Eto, Masato Hiyama, Toshie Iseri, Yoshiki Itoh, Munekazu Nakaichi, Yusuke Sakai, Kenji Tani, Yasuho Taura, Kazuhito Itamoto
AIM: To identify and characterize functionally distinct subpopulation of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). METHODS: ADSCs cultured from mouse subcutaneous adipose tissue were sorted fluorescence-activated cell sorter based on aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity, a widely used stem cell marker. Differentiation potentials were analyzed by utilizing immunocytofluorescece and its quantitative analysis. RESULTS: Approximately 15% of bulk ADSCs showed high ALDH activity in flow cytometric analysis...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104735/tracing-and-targeting-cancer-stem-cells-new-venture-for-personalized-molecular-cancer-therapy
#2
REVIEW
Ramin Radpour
Tumors consist of a mixture of heterogeneous cell types. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a minor sub-population within the bulk cancer fraction which has been found to reconstitute and propagate the disease and to be frequently resistant to chemotherapy, irradiation, cytotoxic drugs and probably also against immune attack. CSCs are considered as the seeds of tumor recurrence, driving force of tumorigenesis and metastases. This underlines the urgent need for innovative methods to identify and target CSCs. However, the role and existence of CSCs in therapy resistance and cancer recurrence remains a topic of intense debate...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026462/murine-hepatocellular-carcinoma-derived-stem-cells-reveal-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-plasticity
#3
Aparna Jayachandran, Ritu Shrestha, Bijay Dhungel, I-Tao Huang, Marianna Yumi Kawashima Vasconcelos, Brian J Morrison, Charmaine A Ramlogan-Steel, Jason C Steel
AIM: To establish a model to enrich and characterize stem-like cells from murine normal liver and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and to further investigate stem-like cell association with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). METHODS: In this study, we utilized a stem cell conditioned serum-free medium to enrich stem-like cells from mouse HCC and normal liver cell lines, Hepa 1-6 and AML12, respectively. We isolated the 3-dimensional spheres and assessed their stemness characteristics by evaluating the RNA levels of stemness genes and a cell surface stem cell marker by quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR (qRT-PCR)...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026461/role-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-activation-a-minireview
#4
REVIEW
Danilo Candido de Almeida, Laura Sibele Martins Evangelista, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) possess great therapeutic advantages due to their ability to produce a diverse array of trophic/growth factors related to cytoprotection and immunoregulation. MSC activation via specific receptors is a crucial event for these cells to exert their immunosuppressive response. The aryl-hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a sensitive molecule for external signals and it is expressed in MSCs and, upon positive activation, may potentially regulate the MSC-associated immunomodulatory function...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026460/stem-cell-therapy-for-nerve-injury
#5
REVIEW
Sara Sayad Fathi, Arash Zaminy
Peripheral nerve injury has remained a substantial clinical complication with no satisfactory treatment options. Despite the great development in the field of microsurgery, some severe types of neural injuries cannot be treated without causing tension to the injured nerve. Thus, current studies have focused on the new approaches for the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. Stem cells with the ability to differentiate into a variety of cell types have brought a new perspective to this matter. In this review, we will discuss the use of three main sources of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928910/phase-i-ii-randomized-controlled-trial-of-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-stroke
#6
Kam Sze Tsang, Chi Ping Stephanie Ng, Xian Lun Zhu, George Kwok Chu Wong, Gang Lu, Anil Tejbhan Ahuja, Ka Sing Lawrence Wong, Ho Keung Ng, Wai Sang Poon
AIM: To examine the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy for intracerebral haemorrhage with neurological dysfunctions for a year. METHODS: MSC were ex vivo expanded from 29 mL (17-42 mL) autologous bone marrow. Patients were randomized to have two intravenous injections of autologous MSC or placebos in four weeks apart. Neurological functions and clinical outcomes were monitored before treatment and at 12(th), 16(th), 24(th), 36(th) and 60(th) week upon completion of the treatment...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928909/transplanting-embryonic-stem-cells-onto-damaged-human-corneal-endothelium
#7
Charles Hanson, Arsaell Arnarsson, Thorir Hardarson, Ann Lindgård, Mandana Daneshvarnaeini, Catarina Ellerström, Anita Bruun, Ulf Stenevi
AIM: To investigate whether human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) could be made to attach, grow and differentiate on a human Descemet's membrane (DM). METHODS: Spontaneously differentiated hESCs were transferred onto a human corneal button with the endothelial layer removed using ocular sticks. The cells were cultured on a DM for up to 15 d. The genetically engineered hESC line expressed green fluorescent protein, which facilitated identification during the culture experiments, tissue preparation, and analysis...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928908/epithelial-plasticity-and-cancer-stem-cells-major-mechanisms-of-cancer-pathogenesis-and-therapy-resistance
#8
REVIEW
Minal Garg
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been linked with aggressive tumor biology and therapy resistance. It plays central role not only in the generation of cancer stem cells (CSCs) but also direct them across the multiple organ systems to promote tumor recurrence and metastasis. CSCs are reported to express stem cell genes as well as specific cell surface markers and allow aberrant differentiation of progenies. It facilitates cancer cells to leave primary tumor, acquire migratory characteristics, grow into new environment and develop radio-chemo-resistance...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928907/adipose-derived-stromal-cell-in-regenerative-medicine-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Reza Tabatabaei Qomi, Mohsen Sheykhhasan
The application of appropriate cell origin for utilizing in regenerative medicine is the major issue. Various kinds of stem cells have been used for the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Such as, several stromal cells have been employed as treat option for regenerative medicine. For example, human bone marrow-derived stromal cells and adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) are used in cell-based therapy. Data relating to the stem cell therapy and processes associated with ADSC has developed remarkably in the past 10 years...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785381/modifying-oxygen-tension-affects-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-osteogenesis-for-regenerative-medicine
#10
Yusuke Inagaki, Manabu Akahane, Takamasa Shimizu, Kazuya Inoue, Takuya Egawa, Tsutomu Kira, Munehiro Ogawa, Kenji Kawate, Yasuhito Tanaka
AIM: To establish a hypoxic environment for promoting osteogenesis in rat marrow stromal cells (MSCs) using osteogenic matrix cell sheets (OMCSs). METHODS: Rat MSCs were cultured in osteogenic media under one of four varying oxygen conditions: Normoxia (21% O2) for 14 d (NN), normoxia for 7 d followed by hypoxia (5% O2) for 7 d (NH), hypoxia for 7 d followed by normoxia for 7 d (HN), or hypoxia for 14 d (HH). Osteogenesis was evaluated by observing changes in cell morphology and calcium deposition, and by measuring osteocalcin secretion (ELISA) and calcium content...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717411/skeletal-muscle-generated-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-induction-and-application
#11
REVIEW
Yuko Miyagoe-Suzuki, Shin'ichi Takeda
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS cells or hiPSCs) can be derived from cells of patients with severe muscle disease. If skeletal muscle induced from patient-iPSCs shows disease-specific phenotypes, it can be useful for studying the disease pathogenesis and for drug development. On the other hand, human iPSCs from healthy donors or hereditary muscle disease-iPSCs whose genomes are edited to express normal protein are expected to be a cell source for cell therapy. Several protocols for the derivation of skeletal muscle from human iPSCs have been reported to allow the development of efficient treatments for devastating muscle diseases...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596815/next-generation-sequencing-traces-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-lines-clonally-generated-from-heterogeneous-cancer-tissue
#12
Tetsuya Ishikawa
AIM: To investigate genotype variation among induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines that were clonally generated from heterogeneous colon cancer tissues using next-generation sequencing. METHODS: Human iPSC lines were clonally established by selecting independent single colonies expanded from heterogeneous primary cells of S-shaped colon cancer tissues by retroviral gene transfer (OCT3/4, SOX2, and KLF4). The ten iPSC lines, their starting cancer tissues, and the matched adjacent non-cancerous tissues were analyzed using next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis using the human reference genome hg19...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491241/fifteen-years-of-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cell-therapy-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#13
REVIEW
Miruna Mihaela Micheu, Maria Dorobantu
In spite of modern treatment, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) still carries significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Even though standard of care therapy improves symptoms and also long-term prognosis of patients with AMI, it does not solve the critical issue, specifically the permanent damage of cardiomyocytes. As a result, a complex process occurs, namely cardiac remodeling, which leads to alterations in cardiac size, shape and function. This is what has driven the quest for unconventional therapeutic strategies aiming to regenerate the injured cardiac and vascular tissue...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396715/immunomodulatory-oligonucleotide-imt504-effects-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-a-first-in-class-immunoprotective-immunoregenerative-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Jorge Zorzopulos, Steven M Opal, Andrés Hernando-Insúa, Juan M Rodriguez, Fernanda Elías, Juan Fló, Ricardo A López, Norma A Chasseing, Victoria A Lux-Lantos, Maria F Coronel, Raul Franco, Alejandro D Montaner, David L Horn
The immune responses of humans and animals to insults (i.e., infections, traumas, tumoral transformation and radiation) are based on an intricate network of cells and chemical messengers. Abnormally high inflammation immediately after insult or abnormally prolonged pro-inflammatory stimuli bringing about chronic inflammation can lead to life-threatening or severely debilitating diseases. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplant has proved to be an effective therapy in preclinical studies which evaluated a vast diversity of inflammatory conditions...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289507/impact-of-t-cells-on-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-function-good-guys-or-bad-guys
#15
REVIEW
Sulima Geerman, Martijn A Nolte
When hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) are harvested for transplantation, either from the bone marrow or from mobilized blood, the graft contains a significant number of T cells. It is these T cells that are the major drivers of graft-vs-host disease (GvHD). The risk for GvHD can simply be reduced by the removal of these T cells from the graft. However, this is not always desirable, as this procedure also decreases the engraftment of the transplanted HSPCs and, if applicable, a graft-vs-tumor effect...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289506/regulation-of-mitochondrial-function-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-by-nitric-oxide-in-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
REVIEW
Estefania Caballano-Infantes, José Terron-Bautista, Amparo Beltrán-Povea, Gladys M Cahuana, Bernat Soria, Hajji Nabil, Francisco J Bedoya, Juan R Tejedo
Mitochondrial dysfunction and endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) are global processes that are interrelated and regulated by several stress factors. Nitric oxide (NO) is a multifunctional biomolecule with many varieties of physiological and pathological functions, such as the regulation of cytochrome c inhibition and activation of the immune response, ERS and DNA damage; these actions are dose-dependent. It has been reported that in embryonic stem cells, NO has a dual role, controlling differentiation, survival and pluripotency, but the molecular mechanisms by which it modulates these functions are not yet known...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154736/optimizing-stem-cells-for-cardiac-repair-current-status-and-new-frontiers-in-regenerative-cardiology
#17
REVIEW
Shant Der Sarkissian, Thierry Lévesque, Nicolas Noiseux
Cell therapy has the potential to improve healing of ischemic heart, repopulate injured myocardium and restore cardiac function. The tremendous hope and potential of stem cell therapy is well understood, yet recent trials involving cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases have yielded mixed results with inconsistent data thereby readdressing controversies and unresolved questions regarding stem cell efficacy for ischemic cardiac disease treatment. These controversies are believed to arise by the lack of uniformity of the clinical trial methodologies, uncertainty regarding the underlying reparative mechanisms of stem cells, questions concerning the most appropriate cell population to use, the proper delivery method and timing in relation to the moment of infarction, as well as the poor stem cell survival and engraftment especially in a diseased microenvironment which is collectively acknowledged as a major hindrance to any form of cell therapy...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154735/preventing-aging-with-stem-cell-rejuvenation-feasible-or-infeasible
#18
EDITORIAL
Kanya Honoki
Characterized by dysfunction of tissues, organs, organ systems and the whole organism, aging results from the reduced function of effective stem cell populations. Recent advances in aging research have demonstrated that old tissue stem cells can be rejuvenated for the purpose of maintaining the old-organ function by youthful re-calibration of the environment where stem cells reside. Biochemical cues regulating tissue stem cell function include molecular signaling pathways that interact between stem cells themselves and their niches...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074124/involvement-of-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-the-infertility-age-associated-diseases-and-cancer-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Antonin Bukovsky
Blood mononuclear cells consist of T cells and monocyte derived cells. Beside immunity, the blood mononuclear cells belong to the complex tissue control system (TCS), where they exhibit morphostatic function by stimulating proliferation of tissue stem cells followed by cellular differentiation, that is stopped after attaining the proper functional stage, which differs among various tissue types. Therefore, the term immune and morphostatic system (IMS) should be implied. The TCS-mediated morphostasis also consists of vascular pericytes controlled by autonomic innervation, which is regulating the quantity of distinct tissues in vivo...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074123/role-of-autophagy-in-bone-and-muscle-biology
#20
EDITORIAL
Maria Teresa Valenti, Luca Dalle Carbonare, Monica Mottes
Autophagy in eukaryotic cells is a constitutive process and functions as a homeostatic mechanism; it is upregulated in response to specific stress stimuli such as starvation, hypoxia and as oxidative stress. In addition to playing a crucial role in adaptive responses to different stimuli, autophagy is also required for intracellular quality control. This second aspect is important to prevent the activation of pathological processes. Autophagy also plays a central role in cellular development and differentiation because it is involved in the regulation of energetic balance...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
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