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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925404/ing5-activity-in-self-renewal-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-via-calcium-and-follicle-stimulating-hormone-pathways
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F Wang, A Y Wang, C Chesnelong, Y Yang, A Nabbi, S Thalappilly, V Alekseev, K Riabowol
Stem cell-like brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs) cause recurrence of glioblastomas, with BTIC 'stemness' affected by epigenetic mechanisms. The ING family of epigenetic regulators (ING1-5) function by targeting histone acetyltransferase (HAT) or histone deacetylase complexes to the H3K4me3 mark to alter histone acetylation and subsequently, gene expression. Here we find that ectopic expression of ING5, the targeting subunit of HBO1, MOZ and MORF HAT complexes increases expression of the Oct4, Olig2 and Nestin stem cell markers, promotes self-renewal, prevents lineage differentiation and increases stem cell pools in BTIC populations...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925359/generation-of-an-oct4-reporter-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-using-crispr-spcas9
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Diego Balboa, Jere Weltner, Yuval Novik, Solja Eurola, Kirmo Wartiovaara, Timo Otonkoski
OCT4 is a crucial transcription factor in the pluripotent stem cell gene regulatory network and an essential factor for pluripotent reprogramming. We engineered the previously reported HEL24.3 hiPSC to generate an OCT4 reporter cell line by knocking-in a T2A nuclear EmGFP reporter cassette before the OCT4 gene STOP codon sequence. To enhance targeted insertion, homologous recombination was stimulated using targeted cutting at the OCT4 STOP codon with CRISPR/SpCas9. This HEL24.3-OCT4-nEmGFP cell line faithfully reports endogenous OCT4 expression, serving as a useful tool to examine temporal changes in OCT4 expression in live cells during hiPSC culture, differentiation and somatic cell reprogramming...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924038/passive-dna-demethylation-preferentially-up-regulates-pluripotency-related-genes-and-facilitates-the-generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Songwei He, Hao Sun, Lilong Lin, Yixin Zhang, Jinlong Chen, Lining Liang, Yuan Li, Mengdan Zhang, Xiao Yang, Xiaoshan Wang, Fuhui Wang, Feiyan Zhu, Jiekai Chen, Duanqing Pei, Hui Zheng
A high proliferation rate has been observed to facilitate somatic cell reprogramming, but the pathways that connect proliferation and reprogramming have not been reported. DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) methylates hemimethylated CpG sites produced during S phase and maintains stable inheritance of DNA methylation. Impairing this process results in passive DNA demethylation. In this study, we show that the cell proliferation rate positively correlated with the expression of Dnmt1 in G1 phase. In addition, as determined by whole genome bisulfate sequencing and high-performance liquid chromatography, global DNA methylation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) was significantly higher in G1 phase than in G2/M phase...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922739/o-glcnac-transferase-regulates-transcriptional-activity-of-human-oct4
#4
Sandii Constable, Jae-Min Lim, Krithika Vaidyanathan, Lance Wells
O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is a single sugar modification found on many different classes of nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins. Addition of this modification, by the enzyme O-linked N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT), is dynamic and inducible. One major class of proteins modified by O-GlcNAc is transcription factors. O-GlcNAc regulates transcription factor properties through a variety of different mechanisms including localization, stability and transcriptional activation. Maintenance of embryonic stem (ES) cell pluripotency requires tight regulation of several key transcription factors, many of which are modified by O-GlcNAc...
October 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920102/does-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-regulate-pluripotency
#5
Chia-I Ko, Alvaro Puga
Recent evidence from embryonic stem cells suggests that the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) plays a central role in the regulation of pluripotency, a short-lived property of cells in the early blastula inner cell mass (ICM). Four key observations support this conclusion. The first is the temporal association between upregulation of AHR expression and the onset of cell differentiation, which argues for the AHR as a determinant of cell fate decisions. The second is the repression of the pluripotency factors OCT4 and NANOG by the AHR, which depresses their function and contributes to the cell's exit from pluripotency...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913567/two-cell-embryos-are-more-sensitive-than-blastocysts-to-ampk-dependent-suppression-of-anabolism-and-stemness-by-commonly-used-fertility-drugs-a-diet-supplement-and-stress
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Alan Bolnick, Mohammed Abdulhasan, Brian Kilburn, Yufen Xie, Mindie Howard, Paul Andresen, Alexandra M Shamir, Jing Dai, Elizabeth E Puscheck, Eric Secor, Daniel A Rappolee
PURPOSE: This study tests whether metformin or diet supplement BR-DIM-induced AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediated effects on development are more pronounced in blastocysts or 2-cell mouse embryos. METHODS: Culture mouse zygotes to two-cell embryos and test effects after 0.5-1 h AMPK agonists' (e.g., Met, BR-DIM) exposure on AMPK-dependent ACCser79P phosphorylation and/or Oct4 by immunofluorescence. Culture morulae to blastocysts and test for increased ACCser79P, decreased Oct4 and for AMPK dependence by coculture with AMPK inhibitor compound C (CC)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911263/potential-role-of-oct4-in-leukemogenesis
#7
Tiphanie Picot, Sanae Kesr, Yuenv Wu, Carmen Aanei, Pascale Flandrin-Gresta, Sylvie Tondeur, Emmanuelle Tavernier, Eric Wattel, Denis Guyotat, Lydia Campos
Embryonic stem cells typically show properties of long term self-renewal and lack of differentiation. When appropriately stimulated, they are able to differentiate into all cell lineages, and lose their self-renewal characteristics. These properties are controlled by a series of genes encoding several transcription factors including OCT4, the product of POU5F1 gene. OCT4 is expressed in germ-cell tumors, but also aberrantly in cancers developing in differentiated tissues. In a previous study, we observed a high expression of OCT4 in acute myeloid cell lines and primary cells, regardless of the Acute Myeloid Leukemia subtype...
September 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903899/the-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-techniques-in-studying-transcriptional-regulation-in-embryonic-stem-cells
#8
Ya-Jun Liu, Feng Zhang, Hong-de Liu, Xiao Sun
The mechanism of transcriptional regulation has been the focus of many studies in the post-genomic era. The development of sequencing-based technologies for chromatin profiling enables current researchers to experimentally measure chromatin properties. Moreover, many studies aim at annotating the state of the chromatin into broad categories based on observed chromatin features and/or DNA sequences, then associating the resultant distal regulatory regions with the correct target genes based on DNA sequences, and predicting the dependence of epigenetic features on genetic variation...
August 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902577/post-irradiation-promotes-susceptibility-to-reprogramming-to-pluripotent-state-in-human-fibroblasts
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Seung Bum Lee, Sung-Hoon Han, Min-Jung Kim, Sehwan Shim, Hye-Yun Shin, Sun-Joo Lee, Hye Won Kim, Won-Suk Jang, Songwon Seo, Seongjae Jang, Yanghee Lee, Sunhoo Park
Ionizing radiation causes not only targeted effects in cells that have been directly irradiated but also non-targeted effects in several cell generations after initial exposure. Recent studies suggest that radiation can enrich for a population of stem cells, derived from differentiated cells, through cellular reprogramming. Here, we elucidate the effect of irradiation on reprogramming, subjected to two different responses, using an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model. iPSCs were generated from non-irradiated cells, directly-irradiated cells, or cells subsequently generated after initial radiation exposure...
September 13, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901500/cell-cycle-and-pluripotency-convergence-on-octamer%C3%A2-binding-transcription-factor-4-review
#10
Shiqi She, Qucheng Wei, Bo Kang, Ying-Jie Wang
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have unlimited expansion potential and the ability to differentiate into all somatic cell types for regenerative medicine and disease model studies. Octamer‑binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), encoded by the POU domain, class 5, transcription factor 1 gene, is a transcription factor vital for maintaining ESC pluripotency and somatic reprogramming. Many studies have established that the cell cycle of ESCs is featured with an abbreviated G1 phase and a prolonged S phase. Changes in cell cycle dynamics are intimately associated with the state of ESC pluripotency, and manipulating cell‑cycle regulators could enable a controlled differentiation of ESCs...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901470/tlr5-7-mediated-pi3k-activation-triggers-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-through-wave3-dependent-mesothelin-or-oct4-sox2-expression
#11
Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated signaling induces cell migration or invasion in several tumors and various stages of cancer. Interactions of mesothelin, a 40-kDa cell surface glycoprotein, with cancer antigen 125 (CA125) is associated with drug resistance, metastasis, and poor clinical outcome of ovarian cancer patients. In this study, we examined the role of TLR5 and TLR7 in the metastasis of ovarian cancer through the induction of mesothelin/CA125 expression and investigated its underlying mechanism. TLR5 agonist (flagellin) and TLR7 agonist (imiquimod) upregulated mesenchymal phenotypes and produced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related cytokines in the SKOV3 cells; however, TLR7 expressing CaOV3 cells had no response to the specific ligand, imiquimod, for enhancing its EMT processes...
September 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900834/coq10-increases-mitochondrial-mass-and-polarization-atp-and-oct4-potency-levels-and-bovine-oocyte-mii-during-ivm-while-decreasing-ampk-activity-and-oocyte-death
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M K Abdulhasan, Q Li, J Dai, H M Abu-Soud, E E Puscheck, D A Rappolee
PURPOSE: We tested whether mitochondrial electron transport chain electron carrier coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increases ATP during bovine IVM and increases %M2 oocytes, mitochondrial polarization/mass, and Oct4, and decreases pAMPK and oocyte death. METHODS: Bovine oocytes were aspirated from ovaries and cultured in IVM media for 24 h with 0, 20, 40, or 60 μM CoQ10. Oocytes were assayed for ATP by luciferase-based luminescence. Oocyte micrographs were quantitated for Oct4, pAMPK (i...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898112/functional-odontoblastic-like-cells-derived-from-human-ipscs
#13
H Xie, N Dubey, W Shim, C J A Ramachandra, K S Min, T Cao, V Rosa
The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have an intrinsic capability for indefinite self-renewal and large-scale expansion and can differentiate into all types of cells. Here, we tested the potential of iPSCs from dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) to differentiate into functional odontoblasts. DPSCs were reprogrammed into iPSCs via electroporation of reprogramming factors OCT-4, SOX2, KLF4, LIN28, and L-MYC. The iPSCs presented overexpression of the reprogramming genes and high protein expressions of alkaline phosphatase, OCT4, and TRA-1-60 in vitro and generated tissues from 3 germ layers in vivo...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895255/ubr2-enriched-in-p53-mbmmsc-exosome-promoted-gastric-cancer-progression-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#14
Jiahui Mao, Zhaofeng Liang, Bin Zhang, Huan Yang, Xia Li, Hailong Fu, Xu Zhang, Yongmin Yan, Wenrong Xu, Hui Qian
The deficiency or mutation of p53 has been known to be linked to several types of cancers. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) is an important component in tumor microenvironment and exosomes secreted by MSCs can transfer bioactive molecules including proteins and nucleic acid to another cells in tumor microenvironment to influence the progress of tumor. However, whether the state of p53 in MSCs can impact the bioactive molecule secretion of exosomes to promote cancer progression and the regulatory mechanism remain elusive...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892074/replacing-reprogramming-factors-with-antibodies-selected-from-combinatorial-antibody-libraries
#15
Joel W Blanchard, Jia Xie, Nadja El-Mecharrafie, Simon Gross, Sohyon Lee, Richard A Lerner, Kristin K Baldwin
The reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is usually achieved by exogenous induction of transcription by factors acting in the nucleus. In contrast, during development, signaling pathways initiated at the membrane induce differentiation. The central idea of this study is to identify antibodies that can catalyze cellular de-differentiation and nuclear reprogramming by acting at the cell surface. We screen a lentiviral library encoding ∼100 million secreted and membrane-bound single-chain antibodies and identify antibodies that can replace either Sox2 and Myc (c-Myc) or Oct4 during reprogramming of mouse embryonic fibroblasts into iPSCs...
September 11, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885616/myd88-is-an-essential-component-of-retinoic-acid-induced-differentiation-in-human-pluripotent-embryonal-carcinoma-cells
#16
Gomaa Sulaiman, Aoife Cooke, Brendan Ffrench, Claudia Gasch, Olayemi Azeez Abdullai, Kevin O'Connor, Salah Elbaruni, Gordon Blackshields, Cathy Spillane, Helen Keegan, Victoria McEneaney, Ronan Knittel, Annamarie Rogers, Ian B Jeffery, Brendan Doyle, Mark Bates, Charles d'Adhemar, Mathia Yc Lee, Eric L Campbell, Paul N Moynagh, Desmond G Higgins, Sharon O'Toole, Luke O'Neill, John J O'Leary, Michael F Gallagher
We have previously reported that myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88) is downregulated during all-trans retinoic acid (RA)-induced differentiation of pluripotent NTera2 human embryonal carcinoma cells (hECCs), whereas its maintained expression is associated with RA differentiation resistance in nullipotent 2102Ep hECCs. MyD88 is the main adapter for toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling, where it determines the secretion of chemokines and cytokines in response to pathogens. In this study, we report that loss of MyD88 is essential for RA-facilitated differentiation of hECCs...
September 8, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881049/classical-gonadoblastoma-its-relationship-to-the-dissecting-variant-and-undifferentiated-gonadal-tissue
#17
REVIEW
Lawrence M Roth, Liang Cheng
Classical gonadoblastoma occurs almost entirely in the dysgenetic gonads of an individual who has a disorder of sex development. Approximately 40% of such neoplasms are bilateral. Almost all gonadoblastomas occur in patients who have a Y chromosome or part thereof; testis specific protein Y-encoded 1 (TSPY1) is the putative gene. If a gonad in a patient who has a disorder of sex development contains germ cells with delayed maturation and also harbors the TSPY1 gene, the cells can undergo transformation to classical gonadoblastoma...
September 7, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877071/uncommon-localization-of-extrarenal-xp11-2-translocation-associated-renal-cell-carcinoma-rcc-case-report
#18
Jaudah Ahmed Al-Maghrabi, Mohamad Nidal Khabaz
The World Health Organization has recognized Xp11.2 translocation-associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a distinct neoplasm that arises within the kidney. Although many reports of extrarenal carcinoma may be found in the literature, to the best of our knowledge, Xp11 translocation-associated RCC with intact kidneys has not been documented. This report describes a multilobulated right retroperitoneal soft tissue mass (7.9×5.3×12.6 cm) of a 37-year-old man complaining of abdominal pain in the right side...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874739/dioxin-receptor-adjusts-liver-regeneration-after-acute-toxic-injury-and-protects-against-liver-carcinogenesis
#19
Nuria Moreno-Marín, Eva Barrasa, Antonio Morales-Hernández, Beroé Paniagua, Gerardo Blanco-Fernández, Jaime M Merino, Pedro M Fernández-Salguero
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) has roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and organ homeostasis, including the liver. AhR depletion induces undifferentiation and pluripotency in normal and transformed cells. Here, AhR-null mice (AhR-/-) were used to explore whether AhR controls liver regeneration and carcinogenesis by restricting the expansion of stem-like cells and the expression of pluripotency genes. Short-term CCl4 liver damage was earlier and more efficiently repaired in AhR-/- than in AhR+/+ mice...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868091/non-invasive-raman-spectroscopy-and-quantitative-real-time-pcr-distinguish-among-undifferentiated-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-redifferentiated-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-chondrocytes-in-vitro
#20
Franziska Ehlicke, Natascha Köster, Denise Salzig, Peter Czermak
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of lower back pain is the pathological degeneration of the nucleus pulposus (NP). Promising NP regeneration strategies involving human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) would require specific markers to confirm successful differentiation into the NP lineage and to distinguish the articular cartilage (AC). OBJECTIVE: We sought specific NP mRNA markers that are upregulated in native NP cells but not in dedifferentiated NP cells, undifferentiated hMSCs or chondrocytes...
2017: Open Biomedical Engineering Journal
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