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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511686/intrathymic-injection-of-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-establishes-functional-t-cell-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
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Andrea Z Tuckett, Raymond H Thornton, Richard J O'Reilly, Marcel R M van den Brink, Johannes L Zakrzewski
BACKGROUND: Even though hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be curative in patients with severe combined immunodeficiency, there is a need for additional strategies boosting T cell immunity in individuals suffering from genetic disorders of lymphoid development. Here we show that image-guided intrathymic injection of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in NOD-scid IL2rγ(null) mice is feasible and facilitates the generation of functional T cells conferring protective immunity...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502092/hiv-hcv-co-infection-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Olatokunbo Osibogun, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Erin D Michos, Erica S Spatz, Babatunde Olubajo, Khurram Nasir, Purnima Madhivanan, Wasim Maziak
The emergence of improved antiretroviral therapy has increased the life expectancy of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals, though there is an increased susceptibility to developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The risk for CVD is purported to be even higher among people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection because of the increased inflammatory response, which may synergistically impact CV risk; however, studies comparing CV outcomes between HIV alone and HIV/HCV individuals have been discordant...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492556/plscr1-ip3r1-ca-2-axis-contributes-to-differentiation-of-primary-aml-cells-induced-by-wogonoside
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Hui Li, Jingyan Xu, Yuxin Zhou, Xiao Liu, L E Shen, Y U Zhu, Zhiyu Li, Xiaotang Wang, Qinglong Guo, Hui Hui
Multiple lines of evidence have demonstrated that increased expression of phospholipid scramblase 1 (PLSCR1) is involved in the differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells by several differentiation-inducing agents including ATRA and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate. However, none of these agents can achieve nonhomogenous subcellular distribution of PLSCR1. We have demonstrated that wogonoside possesses differentiation and anti-leukemic effects in AML cell lines by promoting PLSCR1 trafficking into nucleus...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484208/an-injectable-non-cross-linked-hyaluronic-acid-gel-containing-therapeutic-spheroids-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#4
Jingwei Feng, Kazuhide Mineda, Szu-Hsien Wu, Takanobu Mashiko, Kentaro Doi, Shinichiro Kuno, Kahori Kinoshita, Koji Kanayama, Rintaro Asahi, Ataru Sunaga, Kotaro Yoshimura
For chronic wounds, the delivery of stem cells in spheroidal structures can enhance graft survival and stem cell potency. We describe an easy method for the 3D culture of adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) to prepare a ready-to-use injectable. We transferred suspensions of monolayer-cultured ASCs to a syringe containing hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, and then incubated the syringe as a 3D culture vessel. Spheroids of cells formed after 12 h. We found that 6 × 10(6) ASCs/ml in 3% HA gel achieved the highest spheroid density with appropriate spheroid sizes (20-100 µm)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480255/risk-factors-for-influenza-associated-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-hospitalization-in-south-africa-2012-2015
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Stefano Tempia, Sibongile Walaza, Jocelyn Moyes, Adam L Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Florette K Treurnicht, Marietjie Venter, Marthi Pretorius, Orienka Hellferscee, Senzo Mtshali, Mpho Seleka, Akhona Tshangela, Athermon Nguweneza, Johanna M McAnerney, Nicole Wolter, Anne von Gottberg, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Shabir A Madhi, Cheryl Cohen
BACKGROUND: Data on risk factors for influenza-associated hospitalizations in low- and middle-income countries are limited. METHODS: We conducted active syndromic surveillance for hospitalized severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and outpatient influenza-like illness (ILI) in 2 provinces of South Africa during 2012-2015. We compared the characteristics of influenza-positive patients with SARI to those with ILI to identify factors associated with severe disease requiring hospitalization, using unconditional logistic regression...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473463/recessively-inherited-lrba-mutations-cause-autoimmunity-presenting-as-neonatal-diabetes
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Matthew B Johnson, Elisa De Franco, Hana Lango-Allen, Aisha Al Senani, Nancy Elbarbary, Zeynep Siklar, Merih Berberoglu, Zineb Imane, Alireza Haghighi, Irfan Ullah, Saif Alyaarubi, Daphne Gardner, Sian Ellard, Andrew T Hattersley, Sarah E Flanagan
Young-onset autoimmune diabetes associated with additional autoimmunity usually reflects a polygenic predisposition but rare cases result from monogenic autoimmunity. Diagnosing monogenic autoimmunity is crucial for patients' prognosis and clinical management. We sought to identify novel genetic causes of autoimmunity presenting with neonatal diabetes (NDM; diagnosis <6 months).We performed exome sequencing in a patient with NDM and autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome and his unrelated, unaffected parents and identified compound heterozygous null mutations in LRBA Biallelic LRBA mutations cause Common Variable Immunodeficiency-8, however NDM has not been confirmed in this disorder...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467694/durable-control-of-autoimmune-diabetes-in-mice-achieved-by-intraperitoneal-transplantation-of-neo-islets-three-dimensional-aggregates-of-allogeneic-islet-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Christof Westenfelder, Anna Gooch, Zhuma Hu, Jon Ahlstrom, Ping Zhang
Novel interventions that reestablish endogenous insulin secretion and thereby halt progressive end-organ damage and prolong survival of patients with autoimmune Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) are urgently needed. While this is currently accomplished with allogeneic pancreas or islet transplants, their utility is significantly limited by both the scarcity of organ donors and life-long need for often-toxic antirejection drugs. Coadministering islets with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that exert robust immune-modulating, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and angiogenic actions, improves intrahepatic islet survival and function...
May 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462827/prevalence-of-insulin-resistance-among-patients-attending-the-hiv-clinic-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
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Adeyemi O Dada, Temitope T Oshodi, Iwuchukwu O Ajie, Chinelo P Onyenekwu
BACKGROUND: Insulin Resistance(IR) is increasing in Africans as well as among the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) infected population for several reasons which include the viral infection itself and the use of Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). This present study assessed the prevalence of IR among HIV infected population and the imminent effect of the disease and therapy on patients. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in Lagos among 266 HIV infected participants and 130 HIV Negative controls aged 18-80 years...
April 12, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450941/rapidly-progressive-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-in-a-patient-with-type-2-diabetes-a-case-report
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Yan-Xia Chen, Yin-Xi He, Hong Zhou, Mian Wang, Sheng-Ou Su
With the ongoing economic development, lifestyle changes and an aging population, diabetes mellitus has be come one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world. Rhino-orbito-cerebral (ROC) mucormycosis is a rare, acute and angioinvasive fungal infection that can be fatal. Mucormycosis occurs exclusively in immunocompromised patients with diabetes mellitus and other types of immunodeficiency and has three subtypes: Rhino-maxillary, rhino-orbital and ROC mucormycosis. The present study reported on a case of ROC mucormycosis in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446206/cooperation-of-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-and-her2-in-breast-cancer-cells-facilitates-brain-metastases
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Cecilia Choy, Khairul I Ansari, Josh Neman, Sarah Hsu, Matthew J Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary breast cancer that is positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2+) have a high risk of developing metastases in the brain. Despite gains with systemic control of Her2+ disease using molecular therapies, brain metastases remain recalcitrant to therapeutic discovery. The clinical predilection of Her2+ breast cancer cells to colonize the brain likely relies on paracrine mechanisms. The neural niche poses unique selection pressures, and neoplastic cells that utilize the brain microenvironment may have a survival advantage...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435246/cuprous-oxide-nanoparticle-inhibited-melanoma-progress-by-targeting-melanoma-stem-cells
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Bin Yu, Ye Wang, Xinlu Yu, Hongxia Zhang, Ji Zhu, Chen Wang, Fei Chen, Changcheng Liu, Jingqiang Wang, Haiying Zhu
Recent studies have shown that metal and metal oxide have a potential function in antitumor therapy. Our previous studies demonstrated that cuprous oxide nanoparticles (CONPs) not only selectively induce apoptosis of tumor cells in vitro but also inhibit the growth and metastasis of melanoma by targeting mitochondria with little hepatic and renal toxicities in mice. As a further study, our current research revealed that CONPs induced apoptosis of human melanoma stem cells (CD271(+/high) cells) in A375 and WM266-4 melanoma cell lines and could significantly suppress the expression of MITF, SOX10 and CD271 involved in the stemness maintenance and tumorigenesis of melanoma stem cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423509/histone-lysine-methyltransferase-g9a-is-a-novel-epigenetic-target-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Masayuki Yokoyama, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Yoh Zen, Motohiko Oshima, Yuko Kusakabe, Yoshiko Noguchi, Kaori Yuki, Shuhei Koide, Shiro Tara, Atsunori Saraya, Kazumasa Aoyama, Naoya Mimura, Satoru Miyagi, Masanori Inoue, Toru Wakamatsu, Tomoko Saito, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Eiichiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ooka, Akinobu Tawada, Masayuki Otsuka, Masaru Miyazaki, Osamu Yokosuka, Atsushi Iwama
Histone H3 lysine 9 dimethylation (H3K9me2) is mainly regulated by the histone lysine methyltransferase G9a and is associated with the repression of transcription. However, both the role of G9a and the significance of H3K9me2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remain unclear. In this study, we conducted loss-of-function assay of G9a using short-hairpin RNA and pharmacological interference. Knockdown of G9a reduced H3K9me2 levels and impaired both HCC cell growth and sphere formation. However, transforming growth factor β1-induced epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) was not suppressed by G9a knockdown...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422000/fibromyalgia-in-300-adult-index-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency
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James C Barton, Luigi F Bertoli, Jackson C Barton, Ronald T Acton
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the prevalence and clinical and laboratory associations of fibromyalgia in adults with primary immunodeficiency (immunoglobulin (Ig) G subclass deficiency (IgGSD) and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of these observations in 300 non-Hispanic white adult index patients with recurrent/severe respiratory tract infections and IgGSD or CVID: age; sex; IgGSD; fibromyalgia; chronic fatigue; autoimmune conditions (ACs); interstitial cystitis (IC); diabetes; body mass index; serum Ig isotypes; blood lymphocytes and subsets; and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and -B types and haplotypes...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404888/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-is-a-biomarker-for-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma-stem-like-cells
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Lei Song, Wenling Ye, Yong Cui, Jianzhong Lu, Yanan Zhang, Nan Ding, Wentao Hu, Hailong Pei, Zhongjin Yue, Guangming Zhou
Identification of a specific biomarker for cancer stem cells (CSCs) is of potential applications in the development of effective therapeutic strategies for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In this study, both the RCC cell line 786-O and surgically removed clear cell RCC (ccRCC) tissues were implemented to grew as spheroids in serum-free medium supplemented with mitogens. This subpopulation possessed key characteristics defining CSCs. We also identified that surgically removed ccRCC tissues were heterogenic and there was a subpopulation of cells that was highly stained with rhodamine-123...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392801/metabolic-syndrome-in-people-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-an-assessment-of-the-prevalence-and-the-agreement-between-diagnostic-criteria
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Kim Anh Nguyen, Nasheeta Peer, Anniza de Villiers, Barbara Mukasa, Tandi E Matsha, Edward J Mills, Andre Pascal Kengne
Objectives. We determined metabolic syndrome (MetS) prevalence and assessed the agreement between different diagnostic criteria in HIV-infected South Africans. Method. A random sample included 748 HIV-infected adult patients (79% women) across 17 HIV healthcare facilities in the Western Cape Province. MetS was defined using the Joint Interim Statement (JIS 2009), International Diabetes Federation (IDF 2005), and Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII 2005) criteria. Results. Median values were 38 years (age), 5 years (diagnosed HIV duration), and 392 cells/mm(3) (CD4 count), and 93% of the participants were on antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388673/proteolysis-of-mature-hiv-1-p6-gag-protein-by-the-insulin-degrading-enzyme-ide-regulates-virus-replication-in-an-env-dependent-manner
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Friedrich Hahn, Adrian Schmalen, Christian Setz, Melanie Friedrich, Stefan Schlößer, Julia Kölle, Robert Spranger, Pia Rauch, Kirsten Fraedrich, Tatjana Reif, Julia Karius-Fischer, Ashok Balasubramanyam, Petra Henklein, Torgils Fossen, Ulrich Schubert
There is a significantly higher risk for type II diabetes in HIV-1 carriers, albeit the molecular mechanism for this HIV-related pathology remains enigmatic. The 52 amino acid HIV-1 p6 Gag protein is synthesized as the C-terminal part of the Gag polyprotein Pr55. In this context, p6 promotes virus release by its two late (L-) domains, and facilitates the incorporation of the viral accessory protein Vpr. However, the function of p6 in its mature form, after proteolytic release from Gag, has not been investigated yet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365567/use-of-p53-silenced-endothelial-progenitor-cells-to-treat-ischemia-in-diabetic-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Nabanita Kundu, Cleyton C Domingues, Cyril Chou, Neeki Ahmadi, Sara Houston, D Joseph Jerry, Sabyasachi Sen
BACKGROUND: Peripheral vascular disease is a major diabetes mellitus-related complication. In this study, we noted that expressions of proapoptotic p53 gene and its downstream cascade gene such as p21 are upregulated in hyperglycemia. Therefore, we investigated whether p53- and p21-silenced endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were able to survive in hyperglycemic milieu, and whether transplantation of either p53 knockout (KO) or p21KO or p53- and p21-silenced EPCs could improve collateral vessel formation and blood flow in diabetic vaso-occlusive peripheral vascular disease mouse models...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362406/efficient-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-nkx6-1-pancreatic-progenitors
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Emily C McGaugh, M Cristina Nostro
Pluripotent stem cells have the ability to self renew and differentiate to multiple lineages, making them an attractive source for the generation of pancreatic progenitor cells that can be used for the study of and future treatment of diabetes. This article outlines a four-stage differentiation protocol designed to generate pancreatic progenitor cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). This protocol can be applied to a number of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines. The approach taken to generate pancreatic progenitor cells is to differentiate hESCs to accurately model key stages of pancreatic development...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360105/demethylation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-type-1-diabetic-patients-enhances-differentiation-into-functional-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Gohar S Manzar, Eun-Mi Kim, Nicholas Zavazava
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be managed by transplanting either the whole pancreas or isolated pancreatic islets. However, cadaveric pancreas is scarcely available for clinical use, limiting this approach. As such, there is a great need to identify alternative sources of clinically usable pancreatic tissues. Here, we used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients with T1D to generate glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells (IPCs) via 3D culture. Initially, T1D iPS cells were resistant to differentiation, but transient demethylation treatment significantly enhanced IPC yield...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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