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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089909/immunosuppression-via-loss-of-il2r%C3%AE-enhances-long-term-functional-integration-of-hesc-derived-photoreceptors-in-the-mouse-retina
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Jie Zhu, Helen Cifuentes, Joseph Reynolds, Deepak A Lamba
Loss of photoreceptors is a common endpoint in degenerative retinal diseases. Human pluripotent stem cells provide a potential source for photoreceptor replacement, but, even in mouse models, the efficiency and efficacy of transplantation-based repair remains poor. In this study, we examined the degree to which immune rejection contributes to these disappointing outcomes using an immunodeficient IL2 receptor γ (IL2rγ)-null mouse model. Our results show that prevention of cell rejection in the normal and degenerating retinal environment significantly improves long-term survival and integration of hESC-derived donor retinal cells...
December 29, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086806/age-related-macular-degeneration-associated-polymorphism-rs10490924-in-arms2-results-in-deficiency-of-a-complement-activator
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Sven Micklisch, Yuchen Lin, Saskia Jacob, Marcus Karlstetter, Katharina Dannhausen, Prasad Dasari, Monika von der Heide, Hans-Martin Dahse, Lisa Schmölz, Felix Grassmann, Medhanie Alene, Sascha Fauser, Harald Neumann, Stefan Lorkowski, Diana Pauly, Bernhard H Weber, Antonia M Joussen, Thomas Langmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The polymorphism rs10490924 in the ARMS2 gene is highly associated with AMD and linked to an indel mutation (del443ins54), the latter inducing mRNA instability. At present, the function of the ARMS2 protein, the exact cellular sources in the retina and the biological consequences of the rs10490924 polymorphism are unclear. METHODS: Recombinant ARMS2 was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and protein functions were studied regarding cell surface binding and complement activation in human serum using fluoresence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as laser scanning microscopy (LSM)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076757/ipsc-derived-retina-transplants-improve-vision-in-rd1-end-stage-retinal-degeneration-mice
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Michiko Mandai, Momo Fujii, Tomoyo Hashiguchi, Genshiro A Sunagawa, Shinichiro Ito, Jianan Sun, Jun Kaneko, Junki Sho, Chikako Yamada, Masayo Takahashi
Recent success in functional recovery by photoreceptor precursor transplantation in dysfunctional retina has led to an increased interest in using embryonic stem cell (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived retinal progenitors to treat retinal degeneration. However, cell-based therapies for end-stage degenerative retinas that have lost the outer nuclear layer (ONL) are still a big challenge. In the present study, by transplanting mouse iPSC-derived retinal tissue (miPSC retina) in the end-stage retinal-degeneration model (rd1), we visualized the direct contact between host bipolar cell terminals and the presynaptic terminal of graft photoreceptors by gene labeling, showed light-responsive behaviors in transplanted rd1 mice, and recorded responses from the host retina with transplants by ex vivo micro-electroretinography and ganglion cell recordings using a multiple-electrode array system...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076568/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-retinoblastoma-cell-phenotype-using-neuronal-and-glial-cell-markers
#4
María Eugenia Orellana, Rubens Belfort, Emilia Antecka, Miguel Noel Burnier
Purpose: The cellular origin of retinoblastoma is uncertain as constituent tumor cells heterogeneously express markers of both immature and mature retinal cells. An immunohistochemical analysis of cellular origin may yield valuable insights into disease progression and treatment options. This study aimed to determine the cellular origin of retinoblastoma in a large case series and correlate these findings with histopathological prognostic factors. Methods: Thirty-nine retinoblastoma cases were histopathologically diagnosed and analyzed by immunohistochemistry using monoclonal antibodies against the immature neural cell marker SRY-box containing gene 2 (SOX-2), the mature neuronal cell marker microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2), and the mature glial cell marker glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060316/an-alternative-and-validated-injection-method-for-accessing-the-subretinal-space-via-a-transcleral-posterior-approach
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Sachin Parikh, Andrew Le, Julian Davenport, Michael B Gorin, Steven Nusinowitz, Anna Matynia
Subretinal injections have been successfully used in both humans and rodents to deliver therapeutic interventions of proteins, viral agents, and cells to the interphotoreceptor/subretinal compartment that has direct exposure to photoreceptors and the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Subretinal injections of plasminogen as well as recent preclinical and clinical trials have demonstrated safety and/or efficacy of delivering viral vectors and stem cells to individuals with advanced retinal disease. Mouse models of retinal disease, particularly hereditary retinal dystrophies, are essential for testing these therapies...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052579/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-as-an-elastic-biodegradable-film-for-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#6
Anni Sorkio, Suvi Haimi, Vincent Verdoold, Kati Juuti-Uusitalo, Dirk Grijpma, Heli Skottman
Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial (hESC-RPE) cell therapies show tremendous potential for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases. A tissue engineering approach, where cells are delivered to the subretinal space on a biodegradable carrier as a sheet, shows great promise for these RPE cell therapies. The aim of the present study was to assess whether a flexible, elastic and biodegradable poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) film promotes the formation of functional hESC-RPE and performs better than often used biodegradable poly(d,l-lactide) (PDLLA) film...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049891/development-of-cellular-and-tissue-based-products-for-retinal-regenerative-medicine
#7
Fumitaka Osakada
 Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation, much progress has been made in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, such as cell transplantation therapy. We have generated retinal cells and tissues, including retinal pigment epithelia (RPE), from human iPSCs. The ability to produce iPSCs from patients allows for autologous transplantation without causing immune rejection. The autologous transplantation of iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial sheets to a patient with age-related macular degeneration was carried out in Japan in 2014 as a first-in-human clinical study...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038685/grafted-c-kit-ssea1-eye-wall-progenitor-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-in-mice-by-regulating-neural-plasticity-and-forming-new-graft-to-host-synapses
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Xi Chen, Zehua Chen, Zhengya Li, Chen Zhao, Yuxiao Zeng, Ting Zou, Caiyun Fu, Xiaoli Liu, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
BACKGROUND: Despite diverse pathogenesis, the common pathological change observed in age-related macular degeneration and in most hereditary retinal degeneration (RD) diseases is photoreceptor loss. Photoreceptor replacement by cell transplantation may be a feasible treatment for RD. The major obstacles to clinical translation of stem cell-based cell therapy in RD remain the difficulty of obtaining sufficient quantities of appropriate and safe donor cells and the poor integration of grafted stem cell-derived photoreceptors into the remaining retinal circuitry...
December 30, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011038/msx1-positive-progenitors-in-the-retinal-ciliary-margin-give-rise-to-both-neural-and-non-neural-progenies-in-mammals
#9
Marie-Claude Bélanger, Benoit Robert, Michel Cayouette
In lower vertebrates, stem/progenitor cells located in a peripheral domain of the retina, called the ciliary margin zone (CMZ), cooperate with retinal domain progenitors to build the mature neural retina. In mammals, it is believed that the CMZ lacks neurogenic potential and that the retina develops from one pool of multipotent retinal progenitor cells (RPCs). Here we identify a population of Msx1-expressing progenitors in the mouse CMZ that is both molecularly and functionally distinct from RPCs. Using genetic lineage tracing, we report that Msx1 progenitors have unique developmental properties compared with RPCs...
December 18, 2016: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002562/generation-of-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-via-in-vitro-ocular-lineage-restriction-of-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jiagang J Zhao, Natalie A Afshari
Purpose: We generate a renewable supply of corneal endothelial cells (CEC) from human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) under defined culture conditions. Methods: Corneal endothelial cell induction was driven by small molecules in a stepwise fashion of lineage specification. During the initial phase, PSC fate was restricted to the eye field-like state and became eye field stem cells (EFSCs). In the second phase, PSC-derived EFSCs were further directed toward either neural crest lineage or retinal lineage...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986614/overview-of-retinal-differentiation-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-promising-approach-for-retinal-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Hossein Salehi, Noushin Amirpour, Shahnaz Razavi, Ebrahim Esfandiari, Reihaneh Zavar
Retinal disease caused by retinal cell apoptosis leads to irreversible vision loss. Stem cell investigation efforts have been made to solve and cure retinal disorders. There are several sources of stem cells which have been used in these experiments. Numerous studies demonstrated that transplanted stem cells can migrate into and integrate in different layers of retina. Among these, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were considered a promising source for cell therapy. Here, we review the literature assessing the potential of MSCs to differentiate into retinal cells in vivo and in vitro as well as their clinical application...
December 13, 2016: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984304/artificial-vision-principles-and-prospects
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Michael J Gilhooley, James Acheson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article is to give an overview of the strategies and technologies currently under development to return vision to blind patients and will answer the question: What options exist for artificial vision in patients blind from retinal disease; how close are these to clinical practice? RECENT FINDINGS: Retinal approaches will be the focus of this review as they are most advanced in terms not only of development, but entry into the imagination of the general public; they are technologies patients ask about, but may be less familiar to practicing neurologists...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979656/master-regulators-in-development-views-from-the-drosophila-retinal-determination-and-mammalian-pluripotency-gene-networks
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REVIEW
Trevor L Davis, Ilaria Rebay
Among the mechanisms that steer cells to their correct fate during development, master regulatory networks are unique in their sufficiency to trigger a developmental program outside of its normal context. In this review we discuss the key features that underlie master regulatory potency during normal and ectopic development, focusing on two examples, the retinal determination gene network (RDGN) that directs eye development in the fruit fly and the pluripotency gene network (PGN) that maintains cell fate competency in the early mammalian embryo...
January 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943290/isolation-characterization-and-establishment-of-spontaneously-immortalized-cell-line-hrpe-2s-with-stem-cell-properties
#14
Hoda Shams Najafabadi, Zahra-Soheila Soheili, Shahram Samiei, Hamid Ahmadieh, Ehsan Ranaei Pirmardan, Maryam Masoomi
The retinal pigment epithelium is a monolayer of highly specialized pigmented cells located between the neural retina and the Bruch's membrane of the choroid. RPE cells play a crucial role in the maintenance and function of the underlying photoreceptors. This study introduces a spontaneously arising human retinal pigment epithelial cell line, HRPE-2S, which was isolated from primary RPE cell culture of 2 days old male donor. We characterized morphology and functional properties of the new cell line. The immortalized cell line was maintained in culture for more than 70 passages and 240 divisions...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941641/potential-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-for-treating-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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REVIEW
Mark Fields, Hui Cai, Jie Gong, Lucian Del Priore
The field of stem cell biology has rapidly evolved in the last few decades. In the area of regenerative medicine, clinical applications using stem cells hold the potential to be a powerful tool in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases, in particular, disorders of the eye. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are promising technologies that can potentially provide an unlimited source of cells for cell replacement therapy in the treatment of retinal degenerative disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Stargardt disease, and other disorders...
December 8, 2016: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941403/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-and-cerebral-infarction-following-stem-cell-injection-for-baldness
#16
Samuel P Burke, Amanda D Henderson, Byron L Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935818/prenatal-ethanol-exposure-phenocopies-cdon-mutation-by-impeding-shh-function-in-the-etiology-of-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
#17
Benjamin M Kahn, Tanya S Corman, Korah Lovelace, Mingi Hong, Robert S Krauss, Douglas J Epstein
Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a congenital disorder characterized by optic nerve, pituitary and midline brain malformations. The clinical presentation of SOD is highly variable with a poorly understood etiology. The majority of SOD cases are sporadic, but in rare instances inherited mutations have been identified in a small number of transcription factors, some of which regulate the expression of Sonic hedgehog (Shh) during mouse forebrain development. SOD is also associated with young maternal age suggesting that environmental factors, including alcohol consumption at early stages of pregnancy, may increase the risk of developing this condition...
November 24, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935376/mesenchymal-stem-cells-modulate-light-induced-activation-of-retinal-microglia-through-cx3cl1-cx3cr1-signaling
#18
Libin Huang, Guoxing Xu, Jian Guo, Maosong Xie, Lisha Chen, Wei Xu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of CX3CL1/CX3CR1 signaling on the interaction between mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and retinal microglia. METHODS: Supernatants of homogenized retina were harvested from light-damaged SD rats (ISHR) to stimulated retinal microglia. Stimulated microglia were cocultured with MSCs, CX3CL1 over-expressing MSCs (CX3CL1-MSCs) or CX3CL1-blocked MSCs (anti-CX3CL1-MSCs) for 24 hours, and their molecular and functional changes were examined...
December 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935095/alteration-of-neurotrophic-factors-after-transplantation-of-bone-marrow-derived-lin-ve-stem-cell-in-nmda-induced-mouse-model-of-retinal-degeneration
#19
Neeru Jindal, Avijit Banik, Sudesh Prabhakar, Kim Vaiphie, Akshay Anand
Retinal ganglion cell layer (RGCs) is one of the important layers of retina, depleted in Glaucoma. Loss of RGC neurons is a major cellular mechanism involved in its pathogenesis resulting in severe vision loss. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a potential strategy to arrest the apoptotic loss of RGCs and also replace the degenerative cells in damaged retina. Here, we have investigated the incorporation and survival of mouse bone marrow derived Lin-ve stem cells in N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-induced mouse model of retinal degeneration...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928464/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-retinal-and-optic-nerve-diseases-an-update-of-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Sonia Labrador-Velandia, María Luz Alonso-Alonso, Sara Alvarez-Sanchez, Jorge González-Zamora, Irene Carretero-Barrio, José Carlos Pastor, Iván Fernandez-Bueno, Girish Kumar Srivastava
Retinal and optic nerve diseases are degenerative ocular pathologies which lead to irreversible visual loss. Since the advanced therapies availability, cell-based therapies offer a new all-encompassing approach. Advances in the knowledge of neuroprotection, immunomodulation and regenerative properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been obtained by several preclinical studies of various neurodegenerative diseases. It has provided the opportunity to perform the translation of this knowledge to prospective treatment approaches for clinical practice...
November 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
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