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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524176/lentivirus-mediated-microrna-124-gene-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-the-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Jia-Lin Song, Wei Zheng, Wei Chen, Yun Qian, Yuan-Ming Ouyang, Cun-Yi Fan
Our study aims to explore the effects of lentivirus-mediated microRNA-124 (miR-124) gene-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) transplantation on the repair of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. BMSCs were isolated from the bone marrow of rats. The target gene miR-124 was identified using a luciferase-reporter gene assay. Seventy-two rats were selected for construction of the SCI model, and the rats were randomly divided into the blank group, sham group, SCI group, negative control (NC) group, overexpressed miR-124 group and si-PDXK group...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518114/preparation-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-magnetized-mir-modified-endothelial-cells
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Natalia Voronina, Heiko Lemcke, Frank Wiekhorst, Jens-Peter Kühn, Markus Frank, Gustav Steinhoff, Robert David
To date, the available surgical and pharmacological treatments for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are limited and often palliative. At the same time, gene and cell therapies are highly promising alternative approaches for CVD treatment. However, the broad clinical application of gene therapy is greatly limited by the lack of suitable gene delivery systems. The development of appropriate gene delivery vectors can provide a solution to current challenges in cell therapy. In particular, existing drawbacks, such as limited efficiency and low cell retention in the injured organ, could be overcome by appropriate cell engineering (i...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499275/effects-of-microrna-126-on-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-and-tumor-angiogenesis-via-the-down-regulating-erk-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-egfl7-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Cheng Gong, Jing Fang, Guang Li, Han-Han Liu, Zhi-Su Liu
This study intends to explore the effects of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, and tumor angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by regulating epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (EGFL7) through extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling. HCC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 184 HCC patients. HCC cells were separately transfected with recombinant plasmids. Western blotting and qRT-PCR were applied to detect miR-126 and EGFL7, ERK, Fas/FasL, Bcl-2, Caspase mRNA and protein levels...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494714/is-the-hepatic-factor-a-mirna-that-maintains-the-integrity-of-pulmonary-microvasculature-by-inhibiting-the-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#4
Joseph John Vettukattil
The "hepatic factor," a molecule or group of molecules present in the hepatic venous blood, essential for the prevention of the development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and right-to-left shunting has been a conceptual enigma in the understanding of many related conditions. Patients with various forms of liver diseases including acute hepatic failure, and others with normal hepatic function like hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), inflammatory and parasitic disorders, cardiogenic hepatopulmonary syndrome (cHPS) and skin disorders like Dyskeratosis congenita are all known to cause PAVMs...
May 9, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487522/hematopoietic-deficiency-of-mir-223-attenuates-thrombosis-in-response-to-photochemical-injury-in-mice
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Hui Wang, Qian Wang, Kyle Kleiman, Chiao Guo, Daniel T Eitzman
Some studies have shown that levels of MicroRNA (miR)-223 derived from platelets in the plasma are reduced following inhibition of platelet function, while others have shown a correlation between low plasma miR-223 and high on-treatment platelet reactivity. The present study seeks to investigate the role of miR-223 in arterial thrombosis. A model of photochemical-induced carotid thrombosis was applied to miR-223 deficient mice and littermate (WT) controls. Mice deficient in miR-223 exhibited significantly prolonged times to occlusive thrombosis compared to WT mice indicating a protective effect of miR-223 deficiency...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485720/herpesvirus-micrornas-for-use-in-gene-therapy-immune-evasion-strategies
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REVIEW
S T F Bots, R C Hoeben
Transplantation of allogeneic cells as well as of genetically corrected autologous cells are potent approaches to restore cellular functions in patients suffering from genetic diseases. The recipient's immune responses against non-self-antigens may compromise the survival of the grafted cells. Recipients of the graft may therefore require life-long treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. An alternative approach to reduce graft rejection could involve the use of immune-evasion molecules. Expression of such molecules in cells of the graft may subvert recognition by the host's immune system...
May 9, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484267/microrna-146a-reduces-mhc-ii-expression-via-targeting-jak-stat-signaling-in-dendritic-cells-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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N Stickel, K Hanke, D Marschner, G Prinz, M Köhler, W Melchinger, D Pfeifer, A Schmitt-Graeff, T Brummer, A Heine, P Brossart, D Wolf, N von Bubnoff, J Finke, J Duyster, J Ferrara, U Salzer, R Zeiser
Acute Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major immunological complication after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and a better understanding of the molecular regulation of the disease could help to develop novel targeted therapies. Here we found that a G/C polymorphism within the human microRNA-146a (miR-146a) gene of transplant-recipients, which causes reduced miR-146a levels, was strongly associated with the risk of developing severe acute GVHD (n=289). In mice, deficiency of miR-146a in the hematopoietic system or transfer of recipient-type miR-146a(-/-) dendritic cells (DCs) enhanced GVHD, while miR-146a mimic-transfected-DCs ameliorated disease...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455659/differential-expression-of-circulating-mir-21-mir-142-3p-and-mir-155-in-renal-transplant-recipients-with-impaired-graft-function
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Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Ahmad Poursadegh Zonouzi, Hossein Ghanbarian, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Nasser Samadi, Yadollah Omidi, Mohammadreza Ardalan
BACKGROUND: The discovery of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs), as potential noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers, has opened new avenues of research for identifying patients with chronic failure in renal transplantation. The present study aimed to investigate the expression levels of four immune-related miRNAs (miR-21, miR-31, miR-142-3p and miR-155) in plasma samples of renal recipients. METHODS: The plasma expression levels of the miRNAs were evaluated by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) in 53 renal recipients with long-term stable allograft function, SGF (N = 27), and with biopsy-proven interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA) (N = 26) and also healthy controls (N = 15)...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423578/endothelial-microparticles-delivering-microrna-155-into-t-lymphocytes-are-involved-in-the-initiation-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Ran Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Mei Hong, Ting Luo, Miaomiao Zhao, Haorui Shen, Jun Fang, Xiaojie Li, Sibin Zang, Ping Chen, Dimin Nie, Peng Zheng, Qiuling Wu, Linghui Xia
Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) upregulation has been observed in acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, the role of EMPs remains unclear. We found that EMPs derived from TNF-α-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EA.hy926) concentrated more microRNA-155 (miR-155) compared with maternal cells. The miR-155 levels in MPs from peripheral blood of aGVHD patients and mice were remarkably elevated and significantly higher than the levels in plasma...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423355/mesenchymal-stem-cells-release-exosomes-that-transfer-mirnas-to-endothelial-cells-and-promote-angiogenesis
#10
Min Gong, Bin Yu, Jingcai Wang, Yigang Wang, Min Liu, Christian Paul, Ronald W Millard, De-Sheng Xiao, Muhammad Ashraf, Meifeng Xu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been found to benefit patients with a variety of ischemic diseases via promoting angiogenesis. It is also well established that exosomes secreted from MSCs deliver bioactive molecules, including microRNAs (miRs) to recipient cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that exosomes secreted from MSCs deliver miRs into endothelial cells and mediate angiogenesis. The pro-angiogenic stimulatory capacity of exosomes was investigated using tube-like structure formation and spheroid-based sprouting of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and in vivo Matrigel plug assay...
April 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421078/genetic-association-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-outcome-beyond-histocompatibility-genes
#11
REVIEW
Rihab Gam, Pranali Shah, Rachel E Crossland, Jean Norden, Anne M Dickinson, Ralf Dressel
The outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is controlled by genetic factors among which the leukocyte antigen human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching is most important. In addition, minor histocompatibility antigens and non-HLA gene polymorphisms in genes controlling immune responses are known to contribute to the risks associated with HSCT. Besides single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in protein coding genes, SNPs in regulatory elements such as microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to these genetic risks...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415796/macrophage-stimulated-microrna-expression-in-mural-cells-promotes-transplantation-induced-neointima-formation
#12
Xiaotong Guo, Mengyao Sun, Chaochao Dai, Xun Zhang, Qihui Yin, Jiaqi Ling, Xinyue Li, Xiao Wu, Fan Jiang, Jianli Wang
In this study, we tested the possibility that macrophages might contribute to neointima formation by stimulating microRNA expressions in mural cells. Thoracic aortas from F344 rats were transplanted into recipient Lewis rats. Clodronate liposome was used for in vivo macrophage depletion. Using miR-21 as a prototypic example of vascular enriched microRNA, we showed that macrophage depletion reduced the expression level of miR-21, which was upregulated in the allograft. This effect of macrophage depletion was accompanied by attenuations in neointimal hyperplasia and transplantation-induced vascular inflammation...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414949/ebv-encoded-micrornas-profile-evaluation-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients
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Massimiliano Bergallo, Stefano Gambarino, Michele Pinon, Veronica Barat, Paola Montanari, Valentina Daprà, Ilaria Galliano, Pier Luigi Calvo
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects 90% of the world population, commonly causing self-limiting infectious mononucleosis or rarely inciting a range of malignancies. EBV microRNAs (miRNAs) were discovered by sequencing libraries of small RNAs generated from several EBV-positive cell lines. Little is known about their roles, but their high stability and easy quantification make these molecules potential biomarkers. OBJECTIVES: In this study a stem-loop MGB real-time RT-PCR has been used to detect and quantify miR-BART2-5p, miR-BART15 and miR-BART22 EBV miRNAs levels...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414804/cyclosporine-a-alters-expression-of-renal-micrornas-new-insights-into-calcineurin-inhibitor-nephrotoxicity
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Jennifer L Gooch, Clayton King, Cynthia E Francis, Paul S Garcia, Yun Bai
Calcineurin inhibitors are powerful immunosuppressants that revolutionized organ transplantation. However, non-immune effects of the calcineurin inhibitor, such as cyclosporine A (CsA), have significantly hindered their use. Specifically, nephrotoxicity, which is associated with tubulointerstitial fibrosis, inflammation, and podocyte damage, affects up to half of all transplant patients. Calcineurin is involved in many aspects of kidney development and function; therefore, mechanisms of CsA-induced nephrotoxicity are complex and not yet fully understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407783/exosomal-transfer-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-derived-mir-21-confers-cisplatin-resistance-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#15
Peiming Zheng, Lei Chen, Xiangliang Yuan, Qin Luo, Yi Liu, Guohua Xie, Yanhui Ma, Lisong Shen
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is frequently used to treat advanced gastric cancer (GC). However, the resistance often occurs with the mechanisms being not well understood. Recently, emerging evidence indicates that tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in chemoresistance of cancer. As the important mediators in intercellular communications, exosomes secreted by host cells mediate the exchange of genetic materials and proteins to be involved in tumor aggressiveness...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407626/exogenous-mirna-146a-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-increasing-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-secretion-in-the-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-heart
#16
Hyang-Hee Seo, Se-Yeon Lee, Chang Youn Lee, Ran Kim, Pilseog Kim, Sekyung Oh, Hojin Lee, Min Young Lee, Jongmin Kim, Lark Kyun Kim, Ki-Chul Hwang, Woochul Chang
Adult stem cells have been studied as a promising therapeutic modality for the functional restoration of the damaged heart. In the present study, a strategy for enhancing the angiogenic efficacy of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) using micro-RNA was examined. We investigated whether micro-RNA-146a (miR-146a) influences the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiogenesis of MSCs. Our data indicated that miR-146a-transfected hMSCs (hMSCmiR-146a) decreased the expression of neurofibromin 2, an inhibitor of p21-activated kinase-1 (PAK1)...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403795/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-for-renal-repair
#17
Arash A Nargesi, Lilach O Lerman, Alfonso Eirin
Transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to attenuate renal injury and dysfunction in several animal models, and its efficacy is currently being tested in clinical trials for patients with renal disease. Accumulating evidence indicates that MSCs release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that deliver genes, microRNAs and proteins to recipient cells, acting as mediators of MSC paracrine actions. In this context, it is critical to characterize the MSC-derived EV cargo to elucidate their potential contribution to renal repair...
April 12, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402522/gene-expression-profiling-of-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-combined-with-in-vitroassessment%C3%A2
#18
Naoyuki Kimura, Kyoko Futamura, Mamoru Arakawa, Naoko Okada, Fabian Emrich, Homare Okamura, Tetsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Shudo, Tiffany K Koyano, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi, Akio Matsuda, Koji Kawahito, Kenji Matsumoto, Michael P Fischbein
OBJECTIVES: The mechanisms underlying aortic dissection remain to be fully elucidated. We aimed to identify key molecules driving dissection through gene expression profiling achieved by microarray analysis and subsequent in vitro experiments using human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) and aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (AoSMCs). METHODS: Total RNA, including microRNA (miRNA), was isolated from the intima-media layer of dissected ascending aorta obtained intraoperatively from acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients without familial thoracic aortic disease ( n  = 8) and that of non-dissected ascending aorta obtained from transplant donors ( n  = 9)...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398344/induction-of-functional-dopamine-neurons-from-human-astrocytes-in-vitro-and-mouse-astrocytes-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Pia Rivetti di Val Cervo, Roman A Romanov, Giada Spigolon, Débora Masini, Elisa Martín-Montañez, Enrique M Toledo, Gioele La Manno, Michael Feyder, Christian Pifl, Yi-Han Ng, Sara Padrell Sánchez, Sten Linnarsson, Marius Wernig, Tibor Harkany, Gilberto Fisone, Ernest Arenas
Cell replacement therapies for neurodegenerative disease have focused on transplantation of the cell types affected by the pathological process. Here we describe an alternative strategy for Parkinson's disease in which dopamine neurons are generated by direct conversion of astrocytes. Using three transcription factors, NEUROD1, ASCL1 and LMX1A, and the microRNA miR218, collectively designated NeAL218, we reprogram human astrocytes in vitro, and mouse astrocytes in vivo, into induced dopamine neurons (iDANs)...
May 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397402/micrornas-can-effectively-induce-formation-of-insulin-producing-cells-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Chunyu Bai, Yuhua Gao, Xiangchen Li, Kunfu Wang, Hui Xiong, Zhiqiang Shan, Ping Zhang, Wenjie Wang, Weijun Guan, Yuehui Ma
MicroRNAs regulate insulin secretion, pancreatic development and beta cell differentiation. However, the function of microRNAs in the formation of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from adult stem cells is poorly understood. We examine the microRNA expression profile in nestin-positive umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (N-UCMSCs) and nestin-positive pancreatic mesenchymal stem cells using a deep sequencing approach. We also selected specific microRNAs for overexpression in N-UCMSCs and found that miR-375 and miR-26a induced IPCs differentiation from N-UCMSCs by downregulating target genes including mtpn, sox6, bhlhe22 and ccnd1...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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