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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930148/elongation-of-axon-extension-for-human-ipsc-derived-retinal-ganglion-cells-by-a-nano-imprinted-scaffold
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Tien-Chun Yang, Jen-Hua Chuang, Waradee Buddhakosai, Wen-Ju Wu, Chen-Ju Lee, Wun-Syuan Chen, Yi-Ping Yang, Ming-Chia Li, Chi-Hsien Peng, Shih-Jen Chen
Optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) lead to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and therefore motivate the application of transplantation technique into disease therapy. However, it is a challenge to direct the transplanted optic nerve axons to the correct location of the retina. The use of appropriate scaffold can promote the proper axon growth. Recently, biocompatible materials have been integrated into the medical field, such as tissue engineering and reconstruction of damaged tissues or organs...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928775/assessment-of-safety-and-functional-efficacy-of-stem-cell-based-therapeutic-approaches-using-retinal-degenerative-animal-models
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REVIEW
Tai-Chi Lin, Magdalene J Seiler, Danhong Zhu, Paulo Falabella, David R Hinton, Dennis O Clegg, Mark S Humayun, Biju B Thomas
Dysfunction and death of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and or photoreceptors can lead to irreversible vision loss. The eye represents an ideal microenvironment for stem cell-based therapy. It is considered an "immune privileged" site, and the number of cells needed for therapy is relatively low for the area of focused vision (macula). Further, surgical placement of stem cell-derived grafts (RPE, retinal progenitors, and photoreceptor precursors) into the vitreous cavity or subretinal space has been well established...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928631/glaucoma-biological-trabecular-and-neuroretinal-pathology-with-perspectives-of-therapy-innovation-and-preventive-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Raffaele Nuzzi, Federico Tridico
Glaucoma is a common degenerative disease affecting retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and optic nerve axons, with progressive and chronic course. It is one of the most important reasons of social blindness in industrialized countries. Glaucoma can lead to the development of irreversible visual field loss, if not treated. Diagnosis may be difficult due to lack of symptoms in early stages of disease. In many cases, when patients arrive at clinical evaluation, a severe neuronal damage may have already occurred. In recent years, newer perspective in glaucoma treatment have emerged...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913923/an-ipsc-patient-specific-model-of-cfh-y402h-polymorphism-displays-characteristic-features-of-amd-and-indicates-a-beneficial-role-for-uv-light-exposure
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Dean Hallam, Joseph Collin, Sanja Bojic, Valeria Chichagova, Adriana Buskin, Yaobo Xu, Lucia Lafage, Elsje G Otten, George Anyfantis, Carla Mellough, Stefan Przyborski, Sameer Alharthi, Viktor Korolchuk, Andrew Lotery, Gabriele Saretzki, Martin McKibbin, Lyle Armstrong, David Steel, David Kavanagh, Majlinda Lako
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness, accounting for 8.7% of all blindness globally. Vision loss is caused ultimately by apoptosis of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and overlying photoreceptors. Treatments are evolving for the wet form of the disease, however these do not exist for the dry form. Complement factor H (CFH) polymorphism in exon 9 (Y402H) has shown a strong association with susceptibility to AMD resulting in complement activation, recruitment of phagocytes, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage and visual decline...
September 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911202/pathogenicity-of-a-novel-missense-variant-associated-with-choroideremia-and-its-impact-on-gene-replacement-therapy
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Simona Torriano, Nejla Erkilic, Valérie Faugère, Krishna Damodar, Christian P Hamel, Anne-Francoise Roux, Vasiliki Kalatzis
Choroideremia (CHM) is an inherited retinal dystrophy characterised by progressive degeneration of photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and underlying choroid. It is caused by loss-of-function mutations in CHM, which has an X-linked inheritance, and is thus an ideal candidate for gene replacement strategies. CHM encodes REP1, which plays a key role in the prenylation of Rab GTPases. We recently showed that an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSc)-derived RPE model for CHM is fully functional and reproduces the underlying prenylation defect...
September 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903152/nuclear-respiratory-factor-1-nrf-1-regulates-transcription-of-the-cxc-receptor-4-cxcr4-in-the-rat-retina
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Pei Chen, Xiaoxiao Cai, Ying Yang, Zhao Chen, Jin Qiu, Na Yu, Mingjun Tang, Qiyun Wang, Jian Ge, Keming Yu, Jing Zhuang
Purpose: The CXC receptor 4 (CXCR4) is required for various physiologic and pathologic processes in the eye, including stem cell trafficking, neuronal development, immune responses, and ocular neovascularization. Here, we used the rat retina models to determine the mechanisms driving CXCR4 transcription. Methods: The expression pattern of CXCR4 and nuclear respiratory factor-1 (NRF-1) were profiled in the rat retina during the course of development. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (CHiP) assay determined the transcriptional mechanism of CXCR4 in rat retina...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902341/bilateral-retinal-detachments-after-intravitreal-injection-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-a-patient-with-exudative-macular-degeneration
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Steven S Saraf, Matthew A Cunningham, Ajay E Kuriyan, Sarah P Read, Philip J Rosenfeld, Harry W Flynn, Thomas A Albini
A 77-year-old woman with exudative macular degeneration underwent bilateral intravitreal injections of "stem cells" at a clinic in Georgia. One month and 3 months after injection, she developed retinal detachments in the left and right eyes, respectively. Increased awareness within the medical community of such poor outcomes is critical so that clinics offering untested practices that have been shown to be potentially harmful to patients can be identified and brought under U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversight...
September 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900179/microrna-28-potentially-regulates-the-photoreceptor-lineage-commitment-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-derived-progenitors
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Hong-Pei Ji, Yu Xiong, Wei-Tao Song, En-Dong Zhang, Zhao-Lin Gao, Fei Yao, Tao Su, Rong-Rong Zhou, Xiao-Bo Xia
Retinal degenerative diseases ultimately result into irreversible photoreceptor death or loss. At present, the most promising treatment for these diseases is cell replacement therapy. Müller glia are the major glia in the retina, displaying cardinal features of retinal progenitor cells, and can be candidate of seed cells for retinal degenerative diseases. Here, mouse retinal Müller glia dissociated and cultured in vitro amplified and were dedifferentiated into Müller glia-derived progenitors (MGDPs), demonstrating expression of stem/progenitor cell markers Nestin, Sox2 and self-renewal capacity...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886418/chemically-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration-and-protection-in-mouse-ipsc-derived-three-dimensional-retinal-organoids
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Shin-Ichiro Ito, Akishi Onishi, Masayo Takahashi
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can be differentiated into various tissues and cell types, have been used for clinical research and disease modeling. Self-organizing three-dimensional (3D) tissue engineering has been established within the past decade and enables researchers to obtain tissues and cells that almost mimic in vivo development. However, there are no reports of practical experimental procedures that reproduce photoreceptor degeneration. In this study, we induced photoreceptor cell death in mouse iPSC-derived 3D retinal organoids (3D-retinas) by 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT), which induces photoreceptor degeneration in mouse retinal explants, and then established a live-cell imaging system to measure degeneration-related properties...
August 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880276/lncrna-znf503-as1-promotes-rpe-differentiation-by-downregulating-znf503-expression
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Xue Chen, Chao Jiang, Bing Qin, Guohua Liu, Jiangdong Ji, Xiantao Sun, Min Xu, Sijia Ding, Meidong Zhu, Guofu Huang, Biao Yan, Chen Zhao
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have important roles in various biological processes. Our previous work has revealed that dedifferentiation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Herein, we show roles of lncRNAs in RPE differentiation. We used microarray to identify lncRNA expression profiles in human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and hiPSC-derived RPE cells. A total of 217 differentially expressed lncRNAs along with the differentiation were initially identified, among which 13 lncRNAs showed a consistent fold change of over 2...
September 7, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878022/drusen-in-patient-derived-hipsc-rpe-models-of-macular-dystrophies
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Chad A Galloway, Sonal Dalvi, Sandy S C Hung, Leslie A MacDonald, Lisa R Latchney, Raymond C B Wong, Robyn H Guymer, David A Mackey, David S Williams, Mina M Chung, David M Gamm, Alice Pébay, Alex W Hewitt, Ruchira Singh
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and related macular dystrophies (MDs) are a major cause of vision loss. However, the mechanisms underlying their progression remain ill-defined. This is partly due to the lack of disease models recapitulating the human pathology. Furthermore, in vivo studies have yielded limited understanding of the role of specific cell types in the eye vs. systemic influences (e.g., serum) on the disease pathology. Here, we use human induced pluripotent stem cell-retinal pigment epithelium (hiPSC-RPE) derived from patients with three dominant MDs, Sorsby's fundus dystrophy (SFD), Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy/malattia Leventinese (DHRD), and autosomal dominant radial drusen (ADRD), and demonstrate that dysfunction of RPE cells alone is sufficient for the initiation of sub-RPE lipoproteinaceous deposit (drusen) formation and extracellular matrix (ECM) alteration in these diseases...
September 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870990/enabling-quantitative-screening-in-retinal-organoids-3d-automated-reporter-quantification-technology-3d-arq
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M Natalia Vergara, Miguel Flores-Bellver, Silvia Aparicio-Domingo, Minda McNally, Karl J Wahlin, Meera T Saxena, Jeff S Mumm, M Valeria Canto-Soler
The advent of stem cell-derived retinal organoids has brought forth unprecedented opportunities for developmental and physiological studies, while presenting new therapeutic promise for retinal degenerative diseases. From a translational perspective, organoid systems provide exciting new prospects for drug discovery, offering the possibility to perform compound screening in a 3-dimensional (3D) human tissue context that resembles the native histoarchitecture and cellular interactions. However, inherent variability issues and a general lack of robust quantitative technologies for analyzing organoids in large-scale pose severe limitations for their use in translational applications...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858866/subretinal-injection-a-review-on-the-novel-route-of-therapeutic-delivery-for-vitreoretinal-diseases
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Yingqian Peng, Luosheng Tang, Yedi Zhou
Compared to intravitreal injection, subretinal injection has more direct effects on the targeting cells in the subretinal space, which provides a new therapeutic method for vitreoretinal diseases, especially when gene therapy and/or cell therapy is involved. To date, subretinal delivery has been widely applied by scientists and clinicians as a more precise and efficient route of ocular drug delivery for gene therapies and cell therapies including stem cells in many degenerative vitreoretinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and Leber's congenital amaurosis...
September 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852709/ataxia-pancytopenia-syndrome-with-samd9l-mutations
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Sorina Gorcenco, Jonna Komulainen-Ebrahim, Karin Nordborg, Maria Suo-Palosaari, Sten Andréasson, Johanna Krüger, Christer Nilsson, Ulrika Kjellström, Elisa Rahikkala, Dominik Turkiewicz, Mikael Karlberg, Lars Nilsson, Jörg Cammenga, Ulf Tedgård, Josef Davidsson, Johanna Uusimaa, Andreas Puschmann
OBJECTIVE: We describe the neurologic, neuroradiologic, and ophthalmologic phenotype of 1 Swedish and 1 Finnish family with autosomal dominant ataxia-pancytopenia (ATXPC) syndrome and SAMD9L mutations. METHODS: Members of these families with germline SAMD9L c.2956C>T, p.Arg986Cys, or c.2672T>C, p.Ile891Thr mutations underwent structured interviews and neurologic and ophthalmologic examinations. Neuroimaging was performed, and medical records were reviewed...
October 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852381/soxc-transcription-factors-in-retinal-development-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Kun-Che Chang, Jonathan Hertz
Glaucoma and other optic neuropathies result in optic nerve degeneration and the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) through complex signaling pathways. Although the mechanisms that regulate RGC development remain unclear, uncovering novel developmental pathways may support new strategies to regenerate the optic nerve or replace RGCs. Here we review recent studies that provide strong evidence that the Sry-related high-mobility-group C (SoxC) subfamily of transcription factors (TFs) are necessary and sufficient for axon guidance and RGC fate specification...
July 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844659/recapitulation-of-human-retinal-development-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-generates-transplantable-populations-of-cone-photoreceptors
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Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, Kamil Kruczek, Arifa Naeem, Milan Fernando, Magdalena Kloc, Joana Ribeiro, Debbie Goh, Yanai Duran, Samuel J I Blackford, Laura Abelleira-Hervas, Robert D Sampson, Ian O Shum, Matthew J Branch, Peter J Gardner, Jane C Sowden, James W B Bainbridge, Alexander J Smith, Emma L West, Rachael A Pearson, Robin R Ali
Transplantation of rod photoreceptors, derived either from neonatal retinae or pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), can restore rod-mediated visual function in murine models of inherited blindness. However, humans depend more upon cone photoreceptors that are required for daylight, color, and high-acuity vision. Indeed, macular retinopathies involving loss of cones are leading causes of blindness. An essential step for developing stem cell-based therapies for maculopathies is the ability to generate transplantable human cones from renewable sources...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844129/glaucoma-stem-cells-and-gene-therapy-where-are-we-now
#17
REVIEW
Karim Daliri, Alexander V Ljubimov, Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam
Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness, affecting 70~80 million people around the world. The death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) is the main cause of blindness related to this disease. Current therapies do not provide enough protection and regeneration of RGCs. A novel opportunity for treatment of glaucoma is application of technologies related to stem cell and gene therapy. In this perspective we will thus focus on emerging approaches to glaucoma treatment including stem cells and gene therapy...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837677/characterization-of-lincrna-expression-in-the-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-differentiated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Elizabeth D Au, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, Tadeusz J Kaczynksi, Maria E Sousa, Michael H Farkas
Long intervening non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) are increasingly being implicated as important factors in many aspects of cellular development, function, and disease, but remain poorly understood. In this study, we examine the human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) lincRNA transcriptome using RNA-Seq data generated from human fetal RPE (fRPE), RPE derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS-RPE), and undifferentiated iPS (iPS). In addition, we determine the suitability of iPS-RPE, from a transcriptome standpoint, as a model for use in future studies of lincRNA structure and function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834478/autologous-induced-stem-cell-derived-retinal-cells-for-macular-degeneration
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LETTER
Michiko Mandai, Yasuo Kurimoto, Masayo Takahashi
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 377, Issue 8, Page 792-793, August 2017.
August 24, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829422/development-of-a-refined-protocol-for-trans-scleral-subretinal-transplantation-of-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-into-rat-eyes
#20
Cuiping Zhao, Nathan C Boles, Justine D Miller, Suzanne Kawola, Sally Temple, Richard J Davis, Jeffrey H Stern
Degenerative retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide. AMD is characterized by the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, which are a monolayer of cells functionally supporting and anatomically wrapping around the neural retina. Current pharmacological treatments for the non-neovascular AMD (dry AMD) only slow down the disease progression but cannot restore vision, necessitating studies aimed at identifying novel therapeutic strategies...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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