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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454427/chemoresistance-in-pancreatic-cancer-emerging-concepts
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Manu Gnanamony, Christopher S Gondi
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of cancer in the world. The incidence of pancreatic cancer increases each year with no significant decrease in mortality. Pancreatic cancer is a complex disease, and this complexity is partly attributed to late diagnosis, an aggressive phenotype, environmental factors and lack of effective treatment options. Surgical resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for early stage cancer, whereas gemcitabine is the standard first line therapy for patients with advanced stage disease...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454328/reconstruction-of-mandibular-defects-with-autogenous-bone-and-decellularized-bovine-bone-grafts-with-freeze-dried-bone-marrow-stem-cell-paracrine-factors
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Ann Kakabadze, Konstantine Mardaleishvili, George Loladze, Lia Karalashvili, Gocha Chutkerashvili, David Chakhunashvili, Zurab Kakabadze
The gold standard following segmental mandibulectomy is vascularized autologous bone graft in the form of the fibula flap. However, in bone reconstruction the use of autogenous bone does not always guarantee a successful outcome. The aim of the present investigation was to develop a novel biologically active bone (BAB) graft, and to use it for the reconstruction of large size defects of the mandible bone following tumor resection. In the first part of the present study, biologically active bone graft was developed by using human freeze-dried bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) paracrine factors and three-dimensional bone scaffold derived from cancellous bovine bone following decellularization...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454308/longikaurin-a-a-natural-ent-kaurane-suppresses-stemness-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
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Yan Yuan, Yong Du, Xiao-Ye Hu, Mei-Yuan Liu, Ji-Ke Du, Xue-Min Liu, Hong-En Yu, Tian-Zhu Wang, Jian-Xin Pu, Qian Zhong, Qing-Feng Zou
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small proportion of tumor cells that may be responsible for tumor metastasis and recurrence. Our recent research indicated that longikaurin A (LK-A) exhibited anti-tumor activity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we further investigated whether LK-A could suppress the stemness of NPC cells. Sphere formation assay was used to assess the self-renewal ability of the cells treated with LK-A. Side population (SP) was determined by flow cytometry to measure the influence of LK-A on NPC SPs...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454215/evaluation-of-aldh1-expression-in-ipsilateral-breast-cancer-recurrence
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Tadahiko Shien, Takehiro Tanaka, Masahiko Tanabe, Yasuhiro Okumura, Norikazu Masuda, Atsushi Yoshida, Nobuyuki Arima, Yoshifumi Komoike, Satoru Tanaka, Takuji Iwase, Tetsuya Taguchi, Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Hideo Inaji, Makoto Ishitobi
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) is a cancer stem cell (CSC) marker that is easily evaluable. The expression and clinical significance of ALDH1 in ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) has yet to be investigated. In the present study, the expression profile of ALDH1 and its correlation with prognosis in IBTR tissues was examined. Patients with IBTR from eight institutions were retrospectively enrolled in the study. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine ALDH1 expression patterns in the tissue specimens of primary cancers and IBTRs...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449469/cd90-positive-cells-exhibit-aggressive-radioresistance-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yuandong Wang, Chi Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Junwei Tang, Shu Zhang, Jinhua Luo, Xinchen Sun
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are widely abundant and considered to be an important factor in therapy resistance. They are also promising potential targets for conquering tumors. We explored the effects of radiation on stem cell-like tumor cells via the candidate marker CD90 to provide new ideas for the comprehensive treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: We constructed CD90 overexpression ESCC cells by lentiviral transfection and observed differences of toxicity, proliferation, clone number, apoptosis, migration, invasion, and in vivo tumor formation after irradiation...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448044/generation-of-ipsc-derived-human-brain-organoids-to-model-early-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Elke Gabriel, Jay Gopalakrishnan
The restricted availability of suitable in vitro models that can reliably represent complex human brain development is a significant bottleneck that limits the translation of basic brain research into clinical application. While induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have replaced the ethically questionable human embryonic stem cells, iPSC-based neuronal differentiation studies remain descriptive at the cellular level but fail to adequately provide the details that could be derived from a complex, 3D human brain tissue...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447671/the-scaffold-microenvironment-for-stem-cell-based-bone-tissue-engineering
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Zhichao Hao, Zhenhua Song, Jun Huang, Keqing Huang, Amanda Panetta, Zhipeng Gu, Jun Wu
Bone tissue engineering uses the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences to study bone structure, function and growth mechanism for the purposes of repairing, maintaining and improving damaged bone tissue. Scaffolds not only provide structural support for stem cells in cell adhesion and proliferation and bone formation, but also serve as a microenvironment for guiding stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration and for controlling tissue structure. This review presents the research status of the scaffold microenvironment for bone-related stem cells based on bone tissue engineering...
April 27, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447572/effects-of-bone-marrow-derived-msc-transplantation-on-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-comparisons-of-transplant-locations-and-cell-concentrations
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Jessica J Matyas, Andrew N Stewart, Allison Goldsmith, Zhenhong Nan, Reid L Skeel, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a widely disabling condition, constraining those affected by it to wheelchairs and requiring intense daily care and assistance. Cell replacement therapies, targeting regeneration of cells in the injured cord, are currently gaining momentum in the field of SCI research. Previous studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce functional deficits through immunomodulation and production of trophic factors in a variety of neurological disorders. The present study assessed the efficacy of transplanted bone marrow-derived MSCs at different concentrations and locations for promoting functional recovery following SCI...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447035/novel-therapeutic-approaches-rett-syndrome-and-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-technology
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REVIEW
Mohan Gomathi, Vellingiri Balachandar
Recent advances in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology target screening and discovering of therapeutic agents for the possible cure of human diseases. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) are the right kind of platform for testing potency of specific active compounds. Ayurveda, the Indian traditional system of medicine developed between 2,500 and 500 BC, is a science involving the intelligent formulations of herbs and minerals. It can serve as a "goldmine" for novel neuroprotective agents used for centuries to treat neurological disorders...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446326/-research-progress-on-the-role-of-musashi-2-in-the-pathogenesis-of-malignant-hematologic-diseases-review
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Fang-Lin Li, Ai-Fei Liu, Yi-Jian Chen
Previous studies have found that Musashi-2 (Msi-2) plays an essential role in regulating the gene expression of stem cell populations by inhibiting or activating the translation, and thus regulates stem cell function. Current research shows that Msi-2 involved in the regulation of a variety of malignant hematological diseases through different mechanisms; moreover abnormally expressed in a variety of malignant hematological diseases and involved in the occurrence, development of a variety of malignant hematological diseases...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446248/the-therapeutic-potential-of-three-dimensional-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-spheroids
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REVIEW
Yuriy Petrenko, Eva Syková, Šárka Kubinová
The efficiency of clinical trials involving transplantation of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is often insufficient due to harsh conditions present within the target tissue including hypoxia, low nutrient supply as well as inflammatory reactions. This indicates the necessity for optimization of cell-based therapy approaches which might include either modification of the cell manufacturing process or specific cell pretreatment procedures prior to transplantation. Recent reports confirm evidence that the aggregation of MSCs into three-dimensional (3D) multicellular spheroids results in enhancement of the overall therapeutic potential of cells, by improving the anti-inflammatory and angiogenic properties, stemness and survival of MSCs after transplantation...
April 26, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446230/label-retention-and-stem-cell-marker-expression-in-the-developing-and-adult-prostate-identifies-basal-and-luminal-epithelial-stem-cell-subpopulations
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Jens Adam Ceder, Tilly Wilhelmina Aalders, Jack Antonius Schalken
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the second most frequent cancer among males worldwide, and most patients with metastatic disease eventually develop therapy-resistant disease. Recent research has suggested the existence of cancer stem-like cells, and that such cells are behind the therapy resistance and progression. METHODS: Here, we have taken advantage of the relatively quiescent nature of stem cells to identify the slow-cycling label-retaining stem cell (LRC) populations of the prostate gland...
April 26, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446071/human-neural-stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-ischemic-stroke-charting-progress-from-laboratory-to-patients
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John D Sinden, Caroline Hicks, Paul Stroemer, Indira Vishnubhatla, Randolph L Corteling
Chronic disability after stroke represents a major unmet neurological need. ReNeuron's development of a human neural stem cell (hNSC) therapy for chronic disability after stroke is progressing through early clinical studies. A Phase I trial has recently been published, showing no safety concerns and some promising signs of efficacy. A single arm Phase II multicenter trial in patients with stable upper limb paresis has recently completed recruitment. The hNSCs administrated are from a manufactured, conditionally immortalized hNSC line (ReNeuron's CTX0E03 or CTX), generated with c-mycERTAM technology...
April 27, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445492/shoot-stem-cell-specification-in-roots-by-the-wuschel-transcription-factor
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Boaz Negin, Or Shemer, Yonatan Sorek, Leor Eshed Williams
The WUSCHEL homeobox transcription factor is required to specify stem-cell identity at the shoot apical meristem and its ectopic expression is sufficient to induce de novo shoot meristem formation. Yet, the manner by which WUS promotes stem-cell fate is not yet fully understood. In the present research we address this question by inducing WUS function outside of its domain. We show that activation of WUS function in the root inhibits the responses to exogenous auxin and suppresses the initiation and growth of lateral roots...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445132/targeting-autophagic-cancer-stem-cells-to-reverse-chemoresistance-in-human-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Guilhem Bousquet, Morad El Bouchtaoui, Tan Sophie, Christophe Leboeuf, Cédric de Bazelaire, Philippe Ratajczak, Sylvie Giacchetti, Anne de Roquancourt, Philippe Bertheau, Laurence Verneuil, Jean-Paul Feugeas, Marc Espié, Anne Janin
There is growing evidence for the role of cancer stem-cells in drug resistance, but with few in situ studies on human tumor samples to decipher the mechanisms by which they resist anticancer agents.Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most severe sub-type of breast cancer, occurring in younger women and associated with poor prognosis even when treated at a localized stage.We investigated here the relationship between complete pathological response after chemotherapy and breast cancer stem-cell characteristics in pre-treatment biopsies of 78 women with triple negative breast carcinoma (TNBC)...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444193/quantitative-assessment-of-timing-efficiency-specificity-and-genetic-mosaicism-of-crispr-cas9-mediated-gene-editing-of-hemoglobin-beta-gene-in-rhesus-monkey-embryos
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Uros Midic, Pei-Hsuan Hung, Kailey A Vincent, Benjamin Goheen, Patrick G Schupp, Diane D Chen, Daniel E Bauer, Catherine A VandeVoort, Keith E Latham
Gene editing technologies offer new options for developing novel biomedical research models and for gene and stem cell based therapies. However, applications in many species demand high efficiencies, specificity, and a thorough understanding of likely editing outcomes. To date, overall efficiencies, rates of off-targeting, and degree of genetic mosaicism have not been well-characterized for most species, limiting our ability to optimize methods. As a model gene for measuring these parameters of CRISPR/Cas9 application in a primate species (rhesus monkey), we selected the β-hemoglobin gene (HBB), which also has high relevance to potential application of gene editing and stem-cell technologies for treating human disease...
April 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440249/innovations-in-pediatric-cataract-surgery
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Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar, Ganesh Pillay, Esha Agarwal, Manish Mahabir
Advances in technology have made surgery in children safer and faster. The management of pediatric cataract has made rapid progress in the past decade with the availability of safer anesthesia, newer technique's, more predictable intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation, a better understanding of neurobiology, genetics, amblyopia management, improved IOL designs for preventing visual axis opacification, and adjuvant postoperative care. Modern vitrectomy machines with minimally invasive instruments, radiofrequency, diathermy, and plasma blades help immensely in complicated cases...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437592/cover-image-volume-232-number-8-august-2017
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Anjali Somal, Irfan A Bhat, Indu B, Anuj P Singh, Bibhudatta S K Panda, Perumal A Desingu, Sriti Pandey, Mukesh K Bharti, Amar Pal, Guttula Saikumar, Vikash Chandra, Guttula Taru Sharma
Cover: The cover image, by Guttula Taru Sharma et al., is based on the Original Research Article Impact of Cryopreservation on Caprine Fetal Adnexa Derived Stem Cells and Its Evaluation for Growth Kinetics, Phenotypic Characterization, and Wound Healing Potential in Xenogenic Rat Model, DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25731.
August 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436750/emap-ii-sensitize-u87mg-and-glioma-stem-like-cells-to-temozolomide-via-induction-of-autophagy-mediated-cell-death-and-g2-m-arrest
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Qi Yu, Libo Liu, Ping Wang, Yilong Yao, Yixue Xue, Yunhui Liu
Despite the fact that temozolomide (TMZ) has been widely accepted as the key chemotherapeutic agent to prolong the survival of patients with glioblastoma, failure and recurrence cases can still be observed in clinics. Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are thought to be responsible for the drug resistance. In this study, we investigate whether endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide-II (EMAP-II), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, can enhance TMZ cytotoxicity on U87MG and GSCs or not. As described in prior research, GSCs have been isolated from U87MG and maintained in the serum-free DMEM/F12 medium containing EGF, b-FGF, and B27...
April 24, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436137/insights-into-in-vitro-spermatogenesis-in-mammals-past-present-future
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REVIEW
Amir Fattahi, Zeinab Latifi, Tohid Ghasemnejad, Hamid Reza Nejabati, Mohammad Nouri
Considering the self-renewal and differentiation ability of pluripotent stem cells, some studies have pointed out the possibility of stem cell-derived sperm production. Most studies that test this hypothesis have been conducted on rodents, with some promising results; however, studies on humans are progressing slowly, and have encountered technical and ethical hurdles. Established methods to differentiate stem cells - including embryoid bodies, co-culturing, and various feeder cells - may provide a niche that is similar to in vivo conditions and resolve epigenetic abnormalities, but a gonadal-like three-dimensional structure is still required to produce germ cells with the correct imprinting...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
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