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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813671/oct4-and-sox2-work-as-transcriptional-activators-in-reprogramming-human-fibroblasts
#1
Santosh Narayan, Gene Bryant, Shivangi Shah, Georgina Berrozpe, Mark Ptashne
SOX2 and OCT4, in conjunction with KLF4 and cMYC, are sufficient to reprogram human fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), but it is unclear if they function as transcriptional activators or as repressors. We now show that, like OCT4, SOX2 functions as a transcriptional activator. We substituted SOX2-VP16 (a strong activator) for wild-type (WT) SOX2, and we saw an increase in the efficiency and rate of reprogramming, whereas the SOX2-HP1 fusion (a strong repressor) eliminated reprogramming...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809024/chicken-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-establishment-and-characterization
#2
Aurelie Fuet, Bertrand Pain
In mammals, the introduction of the OSKM (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc) genes into somatic cells has allowed generating induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. So far, this process has been only clearly demonstrated in mammals. Here, using chicken as an avian model, we describe a set of protocols allowing the establishment, characterization, maintenance, differentiation, and injection of putative reprogrammed chicken Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803863/epidermal-e-cadherin-dependent-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-is-phytochemical-inducible-and-accelerates-anagen-hair-cycling
#3
Noha S Ahmed, Subhadip Ghatak, Mohamed S El Masry, Surya C Gnyawali, Sashwati Roy, Mohamed Amer, Helen Everts, Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna
Unlike the epidermis, which regenerates continually, hair follicles anchored in the subcutis periodically regenerate by spontaneous repetitive cycles of growth (anagen), degeneration (catagen), and rest (telogen). The loss of hair follicles in response to injuries or pathologies such as alopecia endangers certain inherent functions of the skin. Thus, it is of interest to understand mechanisms underlying follicular regeneration in adults. In this work, a phytochemical rich in the natural vitamin E tocotrienol (TRF) served as a productive tool to unveil a novel epidermal pathway of hair follicular regeneration...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798778/tumorigenic-and-differentiation-potentials-of-embryonic-stem-cells-depend-on-tgf%C3%AE-family-signaling-lessons-from-teratocarcinoma-cells-stimulated-to-differentiate-with-retinoic-acid
#4
Olga Gordeeva, Sergey Khaydukov
A significant challenge for the development of safe pluripotent stem cell-based therapies is the incomplete in vitro differentiation of the pluripotent stem cells and the presence of residual undifferentiated cells initiating teratoma development after transplantation in recipients. To understand the mechanisms of incomplete differentiation, a comparative study of retinoic acid-induced differentiation of mouse embryonic stem (ES) and teratocarcinoma (EC) cells was conducted. The present study identified differences in proliferative activity, differentiation, and tumorigenic potentials between ES and EC cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798691/fentanyl-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-stemness-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-%C3%AE-1-6-fucosylation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#5
Hong-Fang Yang, Ming Yu, Hui-Dan Jin, Jia-Qi Yao, Zhi-Li Lu, Iddrisu B Yabasin, Qiu Yan, Qing-Ping Wen
Cancer pain is a common and severe complication of human breast cancer, and relieving pain is fundamental strategy in the treatment. Fentanyl, as an opioid analgesic, is widely used in breast cancer patients. However, little is known about its effects on stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer cells. Aberrant protein glycosylation is involved in cancer malignancy. The α1, 6-fucosylation is an important type of glycosylation, and the elevated α1, 6-fucosylation catalyzed by fucosyltransferase VIII (FUT8) is found in many tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794289/differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-nephrogenic-lineage-and-their-enhanced-resistance-to-oxygen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress
#6
Asima Tayyeb, Naveed Shahzad, Gibran Ali
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been publicized to ameliorate kidney injury both in vitro and in vivo. However, very less is known if MSCs can be differentiated towards renal lineages and their further application potential in kidney injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study developed a conditioning system of growth factors fibroblast growth factor 2, transforming growth factor-β2, and leukemia inhibitory factor for in vitro differentiation of MSCs isolated from different sources towards nephrogenic lineage...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782268/reprogramming-antagonizes-the-oncogenicity-of-hoxa13-long-noncoding-rna-hottip-axis-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#7
Deng-Chyang Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Chung-Jung Liu, Kenly Wuputra, Kohsuke Kato, Yen-Liang Lee, Ying-Chu Lin, Ming-Ho Tsai, Chia-Chen Ku, Wen-Hsin Lin, Shin-Wei Wang, Shotaro Kishikawa, Michiya Noguchi, Chu-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chee-Yin Chai, Chen-Lung Steve Lin, Kung-Kai Kuo, Ya-Han Yang, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Yukio Nakamura, Shigeo Saito, Kyosuke Nagata, Chang-Shen Lin, Kazunari K Yokoyama
Reprogramming of cancer cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPSCs) is a compelling idea for inhibiting oncogenesis, especially through modulation of homeobox proteins in this reprogramming process. We examined the role of various long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)-homeobox protein HOXA13 axis on the switching of the oncogenic function of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), which is significantly lost in the gastric cancer cell derived iPS-like cells (iPSLCs). BMP promoter activation occurred through the corecruitment of HOXA13, mixed-lineage leukemia 1 lysine N-methyltransferase (MLL1), WD repeat-containing protein 5 (WDR5), and lncRNA HoxA transcript at the distal tip (HOTTIP) to commit the epigenetic changes to the trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone H3 in cancer cells...
August 7, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778071/suppression-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-upregulated-factor-pauf-increases-the-sensitivity-of-pancreatic-cancer-to-gemcitabine-and-5fu-and-inhibits-the-formation-of-pancreatic-cancer-stem-like-cells
#8
Jae Hee Cho, Sun A Kim, Soo Been Park, Hee Man Kim, Si Young Song
Pancreatic cancer stem cells (CSCs) play a crucial role in tumorigenesis and chemoresistance of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma up-regulated factor (PAUF), a novel secretory protein, has been shown to contribute to cancer progression and metastasis. Because the clinical relationship between PAUF and pancreatic CSCs is largely unknown, we investigated the associations between the functional role of PAUF and pancreatic CSCs. Pancreatic cancer sphere cultured from the CFPAC-1 cells showed elevated expression of PAUF and pluripotent stemness genes (Oct4, Nanog, Stat3, and Sox2), and the mRNA of PAUF were increased in CD44+CD24+ESA+ pancreatic CSCs...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776863/artificial-acceleration-of-mammalian-cell-reprogramming-by-bacterial-proteins
#9
Takashi Ikeda, Ikuo Uchiyama, Mio Iwasaki, Tetsuhiko Sasaki, Masato Nakagawa, Keisuke Okita, Shinji Masui
The molecular mechanisms of cell reprogramming and differentiation involve various signaling factors. Small molecule compounds have been identified to artificially influence these factors through interacting cellular proteins. Although such small molecule compounds are useful to enhance reprogramming and differentiation and to show the mechanisms that underlie these events, the screening usually requires a large number of compounds to identify only a very small number of hits (e.g., one hit among several tens of thousands of compounds)...
August 4, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767705/changes-in-chromosome-territory-position-within-the-nucleus-reflect-alternations-in-gene-expression-related-to-embryonic-lineage-specification
#10
Maciej Orsztynowicz, Dorota Lechniak, Piotr Pawlak, Beata Kociucka, Svatava Kubickova, Halina Cernohorska, Zofia Eliza Madeja
Loss of totipotentcy in an early embryo is directed by molecular processes responsible for cell fate decisions. Three dimensional genome organisation is an important factor linking chromatin architecture with stage specific gene expression patterns. Little is known about the role of chromosome organisation in gene expression regulation of lineage specific factors in mammalian embryos. Using bovine embryos as a model we have described these interactions at key developmental stages. Three bovine chromosomes (BTA) that differ in size, number of carried genes, and contain loci for key lineage regulators OCT4, NANOG and CDX2, were investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763754/effects-of-prostaglandin-e2-on-clonogenicity-proliferation-and-expression-of-pluripotent-markers-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
#11
Avirut Truntipakorn, Anupong Makeudom, Thanapat Sastraruji, Prasit Pavasant, Kassara Pattamapun, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Based on our earlier work on the response of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells to mechanical stress by induction of cyclooxygenase expression and production of prostaglandin PGE2 that could regulate mineralization of PDL cells, it was hypothesized that PGE2 had potential effects on PDL stemness. In this study, we aimed to investigate clonogenicity, proliferation and expression of certain pluripotent markers, considered to be characteristics of PDL stemness, in response to treatment with exogenously-added PGE2...
July 25, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761446/characteristics-of-human-endometrium-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-tropism-to-endometriosis
#12
Yan Cheng, Liru Li, Dejun Wang, Qiuyan Guo, Yanan He, Tian Liang, Liyuan Sun, Xiaojun Wang, Yulei Cheng, Guangmei Zhang
Human endometrial tissue has become an attractive source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cell-based therapies because these MSCs can be easily harvested and have tumour tropism as well as reduced immunogenic and inflammatory properties. Our study aimed to obtain and characterise human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (EMSCs) and assess their endometriosis tropism. EMSCs were successfully isolated from the endometrium of women undergoing laparoscopy for idiopathic infertility. The EMSCs presented a fibroblast-like morphology during culture...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758191/il-27-signaling-induces-stem-cell-antigen-1-expression-in-t-lymphocytes-in-vivo
#13
Zhihao Liu, Lisha Wu, Jing Zhu, Xiaotong Zhu, Jianmin Zhu, Jin-Qing Liu, Jianchao Zhang, Jonathan P Davis, Sanjay Varikuti, Abhay R Satoskar, Jie Zhou, Ming-Song Li, Xue-Feng Bai
Stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1/Ly6A/E) is a cell surface glycoprotein that is often used as a biomarker for stem cells and cell stemness. However, it is not clear what factors can directly induce the expression of Sca-1/Ly6A/E in T lymphocytes in vivo, and if induction of Sca-1 is associated with T cell stemness. In this study, we show that IL-27, a member of the IL-12 family of cytokines, directly induces Sca-1 expression in T cells in vivo. We found that mice-deficient for IL-27 (either P28 or EBI3) or its signaling (IL-27Rα) had profound reduction of Sca-1 expression in naïve (CD62L(+) CD44(-) ), memory (CD62L(+) CD44(+) ) and effector (CD62L(-) CD44(+) ) T cells...
July 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757909/metabolic-reprogramming-autophagy-and-reactive-oxygen-species-are-necessary-for-primordial-germ-cell-reprogramming-into-pluripotency
#14
D Sainz de la Maza, A Moratilla, V Aparicio, C Lorca, Y Alcaina, D Martín, M P De Miguel
Cellular reprogramming is accompanied by a metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) toward glycolysis. Previous results from our laboratory showed that hypoxia alone is able to reprogram primordial germ cells (PGCs) into pluripotency and that this action is mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1). As HIF1 exerts a myriad of actions by upregulating several hundred genes, to ascertain whether the metabolic switch toward glycolysis is solely responsible for reprogramming, PGCs were cultured in the presence of a pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) activator, or glycolysis was promoted by manipulating PPARγ...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751623/tumacrophage-macrophages-transformed-into-tumor-stem-like-cells-by-virulent-genetic-material-from-tumor-cells
#15
Yizhuang Zhang, Na Zhou, Xiuyan Yu, Xuehui Zhang, Shanxin Li, Zhen Lei, Ruobi Hu, Hui Li, Yiqing Mao, Xi Wang, Jinshu Zhang, Yuan Li, Hongyan Guo, David M Irwin, Gang Niu, Huanran Tan
Tumor-associated macrophages are regarded as tumor-enhancers as they have key roles in the subversion of adaptive immunity and in inflammatory circuits that promote tumor progression. Here, we show that cancer cells can subvert macrophages yielding cells that have gained pro-tumor functions. When macrophages isolated from mice or humans are co-cultured with dead cancer cell line cells, induced to undergo apoptosis to mimic chemotherapy, up-regulation of pro-tumor gene expression was identified. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cancer cells by macrophages resulted in their transformation into tumor stem (initiating)-like cells, as indicated by the expression of epithelial markers (e...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750082/enhanced-generation-of-ipscs-from-older-adult-human-cells-by-a-synthetic-five-factor-self-replicative-rna
#16
Naohisa Yoshioka, Steven F Dowdy
We previously devised a polycistronic, synthetic self-replicating RNA (srRNA) to generate human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) that simultaneously expresses four reprogramming factors (4F). However, while the best 4F srRNA efficiently generated iPSCs from young fibroblasts, it was inefficient on adult human fibroblasts (>50 years). To increase the iPSC generation efficiency, we included additional reprogramming factors. We found that a single transfection of a five factor (5F) srRNA, containing OCT4, KLF4, SOX2, GLIS1 and c-MYC, robustly generated iPSCs from adult human fibroblasts aged 54 to 77 and from a 24 year old cardiomyopathy patient donor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746394/effects-of-oxidative-and-thermal-stresses-on-stress-granule-formation-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#17
Freshteh Palangi, Samson M Samuel, I Richard Thompson, Chris R Triggle, Mohamed M Emara
Stress Granules (SGs) are dynamic ribonucleoprotein aggregates, which have been observed in cells subjected to environmental stresses, such as oxidative stress and heat shock (HS). Although pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are highly sensitive to oxidative stress, the role of SGs in regulating PSC self-renewal and differentiation has not been fully elucidated. Here we found that sodium arsenite (SA) and HS, but not hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), induce SG formation in human induced (hi) PSCs. Particularly, we found that these granules contain the well-known SG proteins (G3BP, TIAR, eIF4E, eIF4A, eIF3B, eIF4G, and PABP), were found in juxtaposition to processing bodies (PBs), and were disassembled after the removal of the stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740514/normal-versus-pathological-cardiac-fibroblast-derived-extracellular-matrix-differentially-modulates-cardiosphere-derived-cell-paracrine-properties-and-commitment
#18
Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Clotilde Castaldo, Vittorio Picchio, Elisa Messina, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Ciro Maiello, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Giacomo Frati, Franca di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Isotta Chimenti
Human resident cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) isolated as cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are under clinical evaluation as a therapeutic product for cardiac regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, limited engraftment and differentiation potential of transplanted cells significantly hamper therapeutic success. Moreover, maladaptive remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during heart failure progression provides impaired biological and mechanical signals to cardiac cells, including CPCs. In this study, we aimed at investigating the differential effect on the phenotype of human CDCs of cardiac fibroblast-derived ECM substrates from healthy or diseased hearts, named, respectively, normal or pathological cardiogel (CG-N/P)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740077/footprint-free-human-fetal-foreskin-derived-ipscs-a-tool-for-modeling-hepatogenesis-associated-gene-regulatory-networks
#19
Peggy Matz, Wasco Wruck, Beatrix Fauler, Diran Herebian, Thorsten Mielke, James Adjaye
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are similar to embryonic stem cells and can be generated from somatic cells. We have generated episomal plasmid-based and integration-free iPSCs (E-iPSCs) from human fetal foreskin fibroblast cells (HFF1). We used an E-iPSC-line to model hepatogenesis in vitro. The HLCs were characterized biochemically, i.e. glycogen storage, ICG uptake and release, UREA and bile acid production, as well as CYP3A4 activity. Ultra-structure analysis by electron microscopy revealed the presence of lipid and glycogen storage, tight junctions and bile canaliculi- all typical features of hepatocytes...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737756/overexpression-of-zinc-finger-protein-687-enhances-tumorigenic-capability-and-promotes-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
T Zhang, Y Huang, W Liu, W Meng, H Zhao, Q Yang, S-J Gu, C-C Xiao, C-C Jia, B Zhang, Y Zou, H-P Li, B-S Fu
Zinc finger protein 687 (ZNF687), identified as a C2H2 zinc finger protein, has been found to be mutated and upregulated in giant cell tumor of bone and acute myeloid leukemia, suggesting an oncogenic role for ZNF687 in cancer. However, the clinical significance and precise role of ZNF687 in cancer progression are largely unknown. Herein, we report that ZNF687 was markedly upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and HCC tissues, and was significantly correlated with relapse-free survival in HCC...
July 24, 2017: Oncogenesis
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