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adult cardiomyocyte proliferation

Cristina Villa Del Campo, Ghislaine Lioux, Rita Carmona, Rocío Sierra, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli, Cristina Clavería, Miguel Torres
Myc is an essential regulator of cell growth and proliferation. Myc overexpression promotes the homeostatic expansion of cardiomyocyte populations by cell competition, however whether this applies to other cardiac lineages remains unknown. The epicardium contributes signals and cells to the developing and adult injured heart and exploring strategies for modulating its activity is of great interest. Using inducible genetic mosaics, we overexpressed Myc in the epicardium and determined the differential expansion of Myc-overexpressing cells with respect to their wild type counterparts...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Murugavel Ponnusamy, Pei-Feng Li, Kun Wang
Cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration are key to the functional recovery of myocardial tissue from injury. In the recent years, studies on cardiomyocyte proliferation overturned the traditional belief that adult cardiomyocytes permanently withdraw from the cell cycle activity. Hence, targeting cardiomyocyte proliferation is one of the potential therapeutic strategies for myocardial regeneration and repair. To achieve this, a deep understanding of the fundamental mechanisms involved in cardiomyocyte cell cycle as well as differences between neonatal and adult cardiomyocytes' cell cycle activity is required...
September 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Lina Zhou, Huifang Dai, Jian Wu, Mian Zhou, Hua Yuan, Juan Du, Lu Yang, Xiwei Wu, Hong Xu, Yuejin Hua, Jian Xu, Li Zheng, Binghui Shen
Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) phosphorylation is proposed to regulate the action of FEN1 in DNA repair as well as Okazaki fragment maturation. However, the biologic significance of FEN1 phosphorylation in response to DNA damage remains unknown. Here, we report an in vivo role for FEN1 phosphorylation, using a mouse line carrying S187A FEN1, which abolishes FEN1 phosphorylation. Although S187A mouse embryonic fibroblast cells showed normal proliferation under low oxygen levels (2%), the mutant cells accumulated oxidative DNA damage, activated DNA damage checkpoints, and showed G1 phase arrest at atmospheric oxygen levels (21%)...
September 30, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Andrea V Bagdadi, Maryam Safari, Prachi Dubey, Pooja Basnett, Panagiotis Sofokleous, Eleanor Humphrey, Ian Locke, Mohan Edirisinghe, Cesare Terracciano, Aldo R Boccaccini, Jonathan C Knowles, Sian E Harding, Ipsita Roy
Cardiac tissue engineering (CTE) is currently a prime focus of research due to an enormous clinical need. In this work, a novel functional material, Poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate), P(3HO), a medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), produced using bacterial fermentation, was studied as a new potential material for CTE. Engineered constructs with improved mechanical properties, crucial for supporting the organ during new tissue regeneration, and enhanced surface topography, to allow efficient cell adhesion and proliferation, were fabricated...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Xin Chen, Tushar Chakravarty, Yiqiang Zhang, Xiaojin Li, Jiang F Zhong, Charles Wang
The molecular basis underlying the dedifferentiation of mammalian adult cardiomyocytes (ACMs) into myocyte-derived cardiac progenitor cells (mCPCs) during cardiac tissue regeneration is poorly understood. We present data integrating single-cell transcriptome and whole-genome DNA methylome analyses of mouse mCPCs to understand the epigenomic reprogramming governing their intrinsic cellular plasticity. Compared to parental cardiomyocytes, mCPCs display epigenomic reprogramming with many differentially-methylated regions, both hypermethylated and hypomethylated, across the entire genome...
2016: Scientific Data
Masaki Ieda
It is well known that cardiac function is tightly controlled by neural activity; however, the molecular mechanism of cardiac innervation during development and the relationship with heart disease remain undetermined. My work has revealed the molecular networks that govern cardiac innervation and its critical roles in heart diseases such as silent myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias. Cardiomyocytes proliferate during embryonic development, but lose their proliferative capacity after birth. Cardiac fibroblasts are a major source of cells during fibrosis and induce cardiac hypertrophy after myocardial injury in the adult heart...
September 23, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Tariq Hamid, Yuanyuan Xu, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Qianhong Li, Steven P Jones, Aruni Bhatnagar, Roberto Bolli, Sumanth D Prabhu
Despite expansion of resident cardiac stem cells (CSCs; c-kit(+)Lin(-)) after myocardial infarction, endogenous repair processes are insufficient to prevent adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure (HF). This suggests that the microenvironment in post-ischemic and failing hearts compromises CSC regenerative potential. Inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF), are increased after infarction and in HF; whether they modulate CSC function is unknown. As the effects of TNF are specific to its two receptors (TNFRs), we tested the hypothesis that TNF differentially modulates CSC function in a TNFR-specific manner...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Yuzhi Jia, Hsiang-Chun Chang, Matthew J Schipma, Jing Liu, Varsha Shete, Ning Liu, Tatsuya Sato, Edward B Thorp, Philip M Barger, Yi-Jun Zhu, Navin Viswakarma, Yashpal S Kanwar, Hossein Ardehali, Bayar Thimmapaya, Janardan K Reddy
Mediator, an evolutionarily conserved multi-protein complex consisting of about 30 subunits, is a key component of the polymerase II mediated gene transcription. Germline deletion of the Mediator subunit 1 (Med1) of the Mediator in mice results in mid-gestational embryonic lethality with developmental impairment of multiple organs including heart. Here we show that cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of Med1 in mice (csMed1-/-) during late gestational and early postnatal development by intercrossing Med1fl/fl mice to α-MyHC-Cre transgenic mice results in lethality within 10 days after weaning due to dilated cardiomyopathy-related ventricular dilation and heart failure...
2016: PloS One
Joshua Bloomekatz, Manuel Galvez-Santisteban, Neil C Chi
The adult mammalian heart is unable to recover from myocardial cell loss due to cardiac ischemia and infarction because terminally differentiated cardiomyocytes proliferate at a low rate. However, cardiomyocytes in other vertebrate animal models such as zebrafish, axolotls, newts and mammalian mouse neonates are capable of de-differentiating in order to promote cardiomyocyte proliferation and subsequent cardiac regeneration after injury. Although de-differentiation may occur in adult mammalian cardiomyocytes, it is typically associated with diseased hearts and pathologic remodeling rather than repair and regeneration...
August 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
Konstantinos Malliaras, Styliani Vakrou, Chris J Kapelios, John N Nanas
INTRODUCTION: The -once viewed as heretical- concept of the adult mammalian heart as a dynamic organ capable of endogenous regeneration has recently gained traction. However, estimated rates of myocyte turnover vary wildly and the underlying mechanisms of cardiac plasticity remain controversial. It is still unclear whether the adult mammalian heart gives birth to new myocytes through proliferation of resident myocytes, through cardiomyogenic differentiation of endogenous progenitors or through both mechanisms...
November 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Iñigo Valiente-Alandi, Carmen Albo-Castellanos, Diego Herrero, Iria Sanchez, Antonio Bernad
BACKGROUND: The inability of the adult mammalian heart to replace cells lost after severe cardiac injury compromises organ function. Although the heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the body, evidence accumulated in recent decades indicates a certain degree of renewal after injury. We have evaluated the role of cardiac Bmi1 (+) progenitor cells (Bmi1-CPC) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Bmi1 (Cre/+);Rosa26 (YFP/+) (Bmi1-YFP) mice were used for lineage tracing strategy...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Romina D'Aurizio, Francesco Russo, Elena Chiavacci, Mario Baumgart, Marco Groth, Mara D'Onofrio, Ivan Arisi, Giuseppe Rainaldi, Letizia Pitto, Marco Pellegrini
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play an important role in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. miRNAs are involved in the regulation of many biological processes such as differentiation, apoptosis, and cell proliferation. miRNAs are expressed in embryonic, postnatal, and adult hearts, and they have a key role in the regulation of gene expression during cardiovascular development and disease. Aberrant expression of miRNAs is associated with abnormal cardiac cell differentiation and dysfunction...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
A C Silva, S C Rodrigues, J Caldeira, A M Nunes, V Sampaio-Pinto, T P Resende, M J Oliveira, M A Barbosa, S Thorsteinsdóttir, D S Nascimento, P Pinto-do-Ó
A main challenge in cardiac tissue engineering is the limited data on microenvironmental cues that sustain survival, proliferation and functional proficiency of cardiac cells. The aim of our study was to evaluate the potential of fetal (E18) and adult myocardial extracellular matrix (ECM) to support cardiac cells. Acellular three-dimensional (3D) bioscaffolds were obtained by parallel decellularization of fetal- and adult-heart explants thereby ensuring reliable comparison. Acellular scaffolds retained main constituents of the cardiac ECM including distinctive biochemical and structural meshwork features of the native equivalents...
October 2016: Biomaterials
Sumanth D Prabhu, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
In adult mammals, massive sudden loss of cardiomyocytes after infarction overwhelms the limited regenerative capacity of the myocardium, resulting in the formation of a collagen-based scar. Necrotic cells release danger signals, activating innate immune pathways and triggering an intense inflammatory response. Stimulation of toll-like receptor signaling and complement activation induces expression of proinflammatory cytokines (such as interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-α) and chemokines (such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/ chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 [CCL2])...
June 24, 2016: Circulation Research
Kathryn F Cunningham, Gyda C Beeson, Craig C Beeson, Paul J McDermott
UNLABELLED: Estrogen-related Receptors (ERR) are members of the steroid hormone receptor superfamily of transcription factors that regulate expression of genes required for energy metabolism including mitochondrial biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation. While ERRα and EPPγ isoforms are known to share a wide array of target genes in the adult myocardium, the function of ERRβ has not been characterized in cardiomyocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of ERRβ in regulating energy metabolism in adult cardiomyocytes in primary culture...
2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
Wojciech Wystrychowski, Bhagat Patlolla, Yan Zhuge, Evgenios Neofytou, Robert C Robbins, Ramin E Beygui
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) leads to an irreversible loss of proper cardiac function. Application of stem cell therapy is an attractive option for MI treatment. Adipose tissue has proven to serve as a rich source of stem cells (ADSCs). Taking into account the different morphogenesis, anatomy, and physiology of adipose tissue, we hypothesized that ADSCs from different adipose tissue depots may exert a diverse multipotency and cardiogenic potential. METHODS: The omental, pericardial, and epicardial adipose tissue samples were obtained from organ donors and patients undergoing heart transplantation at our institution...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Matthew C White, Li Pang, Xi Yang
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs) are a promising human cardiac model system for drug development and toxicity screening, along with cell therapy and mechanistic research. The scalable differentiation of human PSCs into CMs provides a renewable cell source that overcomes species differences present in rodent primary CMs. In addition, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology allows for development of patient-specific CMs, representing a valuable tool that may lead to better prediction, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in this new era of precision medicine...
June 2, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Gaetano D'Amato, Guillermo Luxán, José Luis de la Pompa
The vertebrate heart is the first organ to form and function during embryogenesis. Primitive streak-derived cardiac progenitors located bilaterally move rostral to form the primitive heart tube that subsequently undergoes rightward looping, remodelling and septation to give rise to the mature four-chambered heart. Tightly regulated tissue interactions orchestrate the patterning, proliferation and differentiation processes that give rise to the adult ventricles. Studies in animal models have demonstrated the crucial function of the Notch signalling pathway in ventricular development and how alterations in human NOTCH signalling may lead to disease in the form of cardiomyopathies, such as left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC)...
June 4, 2016: FEBS Journal
Sophie Clouet, Larissa Di Pietrantonio, Evangelos-Panagiotis Daskalopoulos, Hrag Esfahani, Michael Horckmans, Marion Vanorlé, Anne Lemaire, Jean-Luc Balligand, Christophe Beauloye, Jean-Marie Boeynaems, Didier Communi
The study of the mechanisms leading to cardiac hypertrophy is essential to better understand cardiac development and regeneration. Pathological conditions such as ischemia or pressure overload can induce a release of extracellular nucleotides within the heart. We recently investigated the potential role of nucleotide P2Y receptors in cardiac development. We showed that adult P2Y4-null mice displayed microcardia resulting from defective cardiac angiogenesis. Here we show that loss of another P2Y subtype called P2Y6, a UDP receptor, was associated with a macrocardia phenotype and amplified pathological cardiac hypertrophy...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Michinari Nakamura, Peiyong Zhai, Dominic P Del Re, Yasuhiro Maejima, Junichi Sadoshima
Mst1 is a central Ser-Thr kinase in the Hippo pathway, which promotes apoptosis and inhibits cell proliferation. We have shown previously that, in cardiomyocytes, oxidative stress activates Mst1 at mitochondria, where Mst1 phosphorylates Bcl-xL at Ser14, inducing dissociation of Bcl-xL from Bax and thereby promoting apoptosis. However, the functional significance of Ser14 phosphorylation of endogenous Bcl-xL in vivo remains elusive. We generated knockin (KI) mice in which Ser14 of Bcl-xL is replaced with Ala...
April 21, 2016: JCI Insight
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