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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636206/retinal-vascular-injuries-and-intravitreal-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-haemangioblasts
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Jin-Da Wang, Ying An, Jing-Shang Zhang, Xiu-Hua Wan, Wei Zhang, Robert Lanza, Shi-Jiang Lu, Jost B Jonas, Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intravitreally applied haemangioblasts (HB) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are helpful for the repair of vascular damage caused in animals by an oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR), by an induced diabetic retinopathy (DR) or by an induced retinal ischaemia with subsequent reperfusion. METHODS: Human embryonic stem cell-derived HBs were transplanted intravitreally into C57BL/6J mice (OIR model), into male Wistar rats with an induced DR and into male Wistar rats undergoing induced retinal ischaemia with subsequent reperfusion...
June 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626601/long-term-efficacy-of-gmp-grade-xeno-free-hesc-derived-rpe-cells-following-transplantation
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Trevor J McGill, Osnat Bohana-Kashtan, Jonathan W Stoddard, Michael D Andrews, Neelay Pandit, Lior R Rosenberg-Belmaker, Ofer Wiser, Limor Matzrafi, Eyal Banin, Benjamin Reubinoff, Nir Netzer, Charles Irving
PURPOSE: Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction underlies the retinal degenerative process in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and thus RPE cell replacement provides an optimal treatment target. We characterized longitudinally the efficacy of RPE cells derived under xeno-free conditions from clinical and xeno-free grade human embryonic stem cells (OpRegen) following transplantation into the subretinal space of Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats. METHODS: Postnatal (P) day 20 to 25 RCS rats (n = 242) received a single subretinal injection of 25,000 (low)-, 100,000 (mid)-, or 200,000 (high)-dose xeno-free RPE cells...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625537/the-developmental-stage-of-adult-human-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-influences-transplant-efficacy-for-vision-rescue
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Richard J Davis, Nazia M Alam, Cuiping Zhao, Claudia Müller, Janmeet S Saini, Timothy A Blenkinsop, Francesca Mazzoni, Melissa Campbell, Susan M Borden, Carol J Charniga, Patty L Lederman, Vanessa Aguilar, Michael Naimark, Michael Fiske, Nathan Boles, Sally Temple, Silvia C Finnemann, Glen T Prusky, Jeffrey H Stern
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of central visual loss in the elderly. Retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell loss occurs early in the course of AMD and RPE cell transplantation holds promise to slow disease progression. We report that subretinal transplantation of RPE stem cell (RPESC)-derived RPE cells (RPESC-RPE) preserved vision in a rat model of RPE cell dysfunction. Importantly, the stage of differentiation that RPESC-RPE acquired prior to transplantation influenced the efficacy of vision rescue...
June 13, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621420/the-retinal-pigmented-epithelium-from-basic-developmental-biology-research-to-translational-approaches
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Benjamin Amram, Yamit Cohen-Tayar, Ahuvit David, Ruth Ashery-Padan
The development of the eye has been a topic of extensive investigation, from the early studies on tissue induction to more recent breakthroughs in resolving the mechanism regulating progenitor patterning and their gradual and coordinated differentiation into diverse tissue types that function together throughout life. Among the ocular tissue types, the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) is at the forefront of developmental biology and stem cell research. The growing interest in this lineage stems from its importance for photoreceptor function as well as from its requirement during embryogenesis for the development of the photoreceptors and the choroid...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621179/an-integrated-experimental-and-economic-evaluation-of-cell-therapy-affinity-purification-technologies
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Benjamin D Weil, Michael J Jenkins, Siddique Uddin, Daniel G Bracewell, Donald Wellings, Suzanne S Farid, Farlan Veraitch
AIM: To present an integrated techno-economic analysis assessing the feasibility of affinity purification technologies using the manufacture of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived progenitor photoreceptors for retinal dystrophies as a case study. MATERIALS & METHODS: Sort purity, progenitor yield and viable cell recovery were investigated for three cell sorting techniques: fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS); magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS); and a novel technology SpheriTech beads...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619740/gamma-delta-t-cell-lymphoma-of-skin-eye-and-brain-presenting-with-visual-loss
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Nicholas Jones, Adam Gibb, Luciane Irion, Sarah Coupland
A young man presented with rapid, predominantly right-sided visual loss with a background of multifocal skin lesions. Visual acuity was right hand movements, left 6/5 Snellen, deteriorating to 6/38. He showed panuveitis with bilateral multifocal retinal infiltrates and retinal vasculitis. Multifocal brain lesions were identified. Biopsy of both skin and vitreous showed atypical lymphocytes, and immunohistochemistry confirmed T-cell lymphoma of gamma-delta subtype. Management with the CODOX-M/IVAC polychemotherapy regimen achieved rapid response including resolution of intraocular changes and substantial improvement of visual acuity to right 6/7...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619647/using-crispr-cas9-to-generate-gene-corrected-autologous-ipscs-for-the-treatment-of-inherited-retinal-degeneration
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Erin R Burnight, Manav Gupta, Luke A Wiley, Kristin R Anfinson, Audrey Tran, Robinson Triboulet, Jeremy M Hoffmann, Darcey L Klaahsen, Jeaneen L Andorf, Chunhua Jiao, Elliott H Sohn, Malavika K Adur, Jason W Ross, Robert F Mullins, George Q Daley, Thorsten M Schlaeger, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker
Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) hold great promise for autologous cell replacement. However, for many inherited diseases, treatment will likely require genetic repair pre-transplantation. Genome editing technologies are useful for this application. The purpose of this study was to develop CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing strategies to target and correct the three most common types of disease-causing variants in patient-derived iPSCs: (1) exonic, (2) deep intronic, and (3) dominant gain of function...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616037/correlation-between-photoreceptor-injury-regeneration-and-behavior-in-a-zebrafish-model
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Ya-Jie Wang, Shi-Jiao Cai, Jian-Lin Cui, Yang Chen, Xin Tang, Yu-Hao Li
Direct exposure to intensive visible light can lead to solar retinopathy, including macular injury. The signs and symptoms include central scotoma, metamorphopsia, and decreased vision. However, there have been few studies examining retinal injury due to intensive light stimulation at the cellular level. Neural network arrangements and gene expression patterns in zebrafish photoreceptors are similar to those observed in humans, and photoreceptor injury in zebrafish can induce stem cell-based cellular regeneration...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612282/probing-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-anchoring-on-tnf-alpha-challenged-vascular-endothelia-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-retinal-microvascular
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Yuan Li, Yao Lu, Qiong Chen, Yuejun Kang, Ling Yu
Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes; it stems from damage to the microvasculature of the retina and eventually compromises vision. The diagnosis of retinopathy is difficult to make because there are no early symptoms or warning signs. Dysfunction of the retina's microvascular networks is believed to be associated with inflammatory cytokines and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). To investigate the effect of these cytokines, such as TNF-α, a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/glass hydride microfluidic device reflecting the physiological structure of the retina's microvasculature was developed...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596937/harnessing-the-potential-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-gene-editing-for-the-treatment-of-retinal-degeneration
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REVIEW
Patrick Ovando-Roche, Anastasios Georgiadis, Alexander J Smith, Rachael A Pearson, Robin R Ali
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A major cause of visual disorders is dysfunction and/or loss of the light-sensitive cells of the retina, the photoreceptors. To develop better treatments for patients, we need to understand how inherited retinal disease mutations result in the dysfunction of photoreceptors. New advances in the field of stem cell and gene editing research offer novel ways to model retinal dystrophies in vitro and present opportunities to translate basic biological insights into therapies...
2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583181/bringing-the-age-related-macular-degeneration-high-risk-allele-age-related-maculopathy-susceptibility-2-into-focus-with-stem-cell-technology
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REVIEW
Shuo Sun, ZhiQing Li, Patrick Glencer, BinCui Cai, XiaoMin Zhang, Jin Yang, XiaoRong Li
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of blindness in older adults in developed countries. It is a multifactorial disease triggered by both environmental and genetic factors. High-temperature requirement A serine peptidase 1 (HTRA1) and age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2 (ARMS2) are two genes that are strongly associated with AMD. Because ARMS2 is an evolutionarily recent primate-specific gene and because the ARMS2/HTRA1 genes are positioned at a locus on chromosome 10q26 in a region with strong linkage disequilibrium, it is difficult to distinguish the functions of the individual genes...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577895/sox2-regulates-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-reprogramming-and-proliferation-in-the-regenerating-zebrafish-retina-via-lin28-and-ascl1a
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Ryne A Gorsuch, Manuela Lahne, Clare E Yarka, Michael E Petravick, Jingling Li, David R Hyde
Sox2 is a well-established neuronal stem cell-associated transcription factor that regulates neural development and adult neurogenesis in vertebrates, and is one of the critical genes used to reprogram differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. We examined if Sox2 was involved in the early reprogramming-like events that Müller glia undergo as they upregulate many pluripotency- and neural stem cell-associated genes required for proliferation in light-damaged adult zebrafish retinas. In the undamaged adult zebrafish retina, Sox2 is expressed in Müller glia and a subset of amacrine cells, similar to other vertebrates...
May 31, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575309/nonhuman-primate-studies-to-advance-vision-science-and-prevent-blindness
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Michael J Mustari
Most primate behavior is dependent on high acuity vision. Optimal visual performance in primates depends heavily upon frontally placed eyes, retinal specializations, and binocular vision. To see an object clearly its image must be placed on or near the fovea of each eye. The oculomotor system is responsible for maintaining precise eye alignment during fixation and generating eye movements to track moving targets. The visual system of nonhuman primates has a similar anatomical organization and functional capability to that of humans...
May 31, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559289/generating-minicorneal-organoids-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Praveen Joseph Susaimanickam, Savitri Maddileti, Vinay Kumar, Sreedhar Rao Boyinpally, Ramavat Ravinder Naik, Milind N Naik, Geereddy Bhanuprakash Reddy, Virender Singh Sangwan, Indumathi Mariappan
Corneal epithelial stem cells residing within the annular limbal crypts regulate adult tissue homeostasis. Autologous limbal grafts and tissue engineered corneal epithelial cell sheets have been widely used in the treatment of various ocular surface defects. In case of bilateral limbal defects, pluripotent stem cell (PSC) derived corneal epithelial cells are now being explored as an alternative to allogeneic limbal grafts. We report here an efficient method to generate complex three dimensional corneal organoids from human PSCs...
May 30, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554398/stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-transplantation-for-treatment-of-retinal-disease
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Britta Nommiste, Kate Fynes, Victoria E Tovell, Conor Ramsden, Lyndon da Cruz, Peter Coffey
Age-related macular degeneration remains the most common cause of blindness in the western world, severely comprising patients' and carers' quality of life and presenting a great cost to the healthcare system. As the disease progresses, the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) layer at the back of the eye degenerates, contributing to a series of events resulting in visual impairment. The easy accessibility of the eye has allowed for in-depth study of disease progression in patients, while in vivo studies have facilitated investigations into healthy and diseased RPE...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554397/pluripotent-stem-cells-and-their-utility-in-treating-photoreceptor-degenerations
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Nozie D Aghaizu, Kamil Kruczek, Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, Robin R Ali, Rachael A Pearson
Age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal degenerations represent the leading causes of blindness in industrialized countries. Despite different initiating causes, they share a common final pathophysiology, the loss of the light sensitive photoreceptors. Replacement by transplantation may offer a potential treatment strategy for both patient populations. The last decade has seen remarkable progress in our ability to generate retinal cell types, including photoreceptors, from a variety of murine and human pluripotent stem cell sources...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552606/differentiation-and-transplantation-of-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cone-photoreceptors-into-a-mouse-model-of-end-stage-retinal-degeneration
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Kamil Kruczek, Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, Debbie Goh, Arifa Naeem, Mindaugas Jonikas, Samuel J I Blackford, Magdalena Kloc, Yanai Duran, Anastasios Georgiadis, Robert D Sampson, Ryea N Maswood, Alexander J Smith, Sarah Decembrini, Yvan Arsenijevic, Jane C Sowden, Rachael A Pearson, Emma L West, Robin R Ali
The loss of cone photoreceptors that mediate daylight vision represents a leading cause of blindness, for which cell replacement by transplantation offers a promising treatment strategy. Here, we characterize cone differentiation in retinas derived from mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). Similar to in vivo development, a temporal pattern of progenitor marker expression is followed by the differentiation of early thyroid hormone receptor β2-positive precursors and, subsequently, photoreceptors exhibiting cone-specific phototransduction-related proteins...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548249/m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cell-reactivation-in-xenopus-models-of-retinal-degeneration
#18
Rahul Langhe, Albert Chesneau, Gabriele Colozza, Magdalena Hidalgo, Divya Ail, Morgane Locker, Muriel Perron
A striking aspect of tissue regeneration is its uneven distribution among different animal classes, both in terms of modalities and efficiency. The retina does not escape the rule, exhibiting extraordinary self-repair properties in anamniote species but extremely limited ones in mammals. Among cellular sources prone to contribute to retinal regeneration are Müller glial cells, which in teleosts have been known for a decade to re-acquire a stem/progenitor state and regenerate retinal neurons following injury...
August 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542257/long-term-results-after-limited-macular-translocation-surgery-for-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
Hisaaki Oshima, Takeshi Iwase, Kohei Ishikawa, Kentaro Yamamoto, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term results of limited macular translocation (LMT) surgery with radial chorioscleral outfolding in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV). In addition, to identify the factors associated with the final best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). METHODS: The medical records of 20 eyes of 20 consecutive patients (65.2±9.8 years) who had undergone LMT for the treatment of wet AMD and were followed for at least 5 years, were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534814/autophagy-regulates-proteasome-inhibitor-induced-pigmentation-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Kati Juuti-Uusitalo, Ali Koskela, Niko Kivinen, Johanna Viiri, Juha M T Hyttinen, Mika Reinisalo, Arto Koistinen, Hannu Uusitalo, Debasish Sinha, Heli Skottman, Kai Kaarniranta
The impairment of autophagic and proteasomal cleansing together with changes in pigmentation has been documented in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell degeneration. However, the function and co-operation of these mechanisms in melanosome-containing RPE cells is still unclear. We show that inhibition of proteasomal degradation with MG-132 or autophagy with bafilomycin A1 increased the accumulation of premelanosomes and autophagic structures in human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived RPE cells. Consequently, upregulation of the autophagy marker p62 (also known as sequestosome-1, SQSTM1) was confirmed in Western blot and perinuclear staining...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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