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MicroRNA transplantation

Kai Zhu, Dingqian Liu, Hao Lai, Jun Li, Chunsheng Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) families have been found to be powerful regulators in a wide variety of diseases, which enables the possible use of miRNAs in therapeutic strategies for cardiac repair after ischemic heart disease. This review provides some general insights into miRNAs modulation for development of current molecular and cellular therapeutics in cardiac repair, including endogenous regeneration, endogenous repair, stem cells transplantation, and reprogramming. We also review the delivery strategies for miRNAs modulation, and briefly summarize the current bench and clinical efforts that are being made to explore miRNAs as the future therapeutic target...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Gretchen A Hoff, Johannes C Fischer, Katharine Hsu, Sarah Cooley, Jeffrey S Miller, Tao Wang, Michael Haagenson, Stephen Spellman, Stephanie J Lee, Markus Uhrberg, Jeffrey M Venstrom, Michael R Verneris
Natural Killer (NK) cells are important in graft versus leukemia responses following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). A variety of surface receptors dictate NK cell function, including killer immunoglobulin receptor (KIR) recognition of HLA-C. Previous single center studies show that HLA-C epitopes, designated C1 and C2, were associated with allogeneic-HCT outcomes; specifically recipients homozygous for the C1 epitope (C1/C1) experienced a survival benefit. Additionally, mismatching at HLA-C was beneficial in recipients possessing at least one C2 allele, while the opposite was true for homozygous C1 (C1/C1) recipients where HLA-C mismatching resulted in worse outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Xiaoli Wu, Xuefeng Feng, Xiaoqing Zhao, Futian Ma, Na Liu, Hongming Guo, Chaonan Li, Huan Du, Baoxi Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute and chronic leukemia are severe malignant cancers worldwide, and can occur in pediatric patients. Since bone marrow cell transplantation is seriously limited by the availability of the immune-paired donor sources, the therapy for pediatric leukemia (PL) remains challenging. Autophagy is essential for the regulation of cell survival in the harsh environment. However, the role of autophagy in the survival of PL cells under the oxidative stress, e.g. chemotherapy, remain ill-defined...
October 17, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Mathijs van de Vrie, Jeroen K Deegens, Michael Eikmans, Johan van der Vlag, Luuk B Hilbrands
Urine represents a non-invasive source in which proteins and nucleic acids can be assessed. Such analytes may function as biomarkers to monitor kidney graft pathology at every desired frequency, thereby providing a time window to prevent graft damage by therapeutic intervention. Recently, several proteins have been measured in urine as markers of graft injury. However, the specificity is limited, and measuring urinary proteins generally lacks the potential to predict early kidney graft damage. Currently, urinary mRNA and microRNA are being investigated to evaluate the prognostic value of changes in gene expression during the initial stages of graft damage...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Liming Wang, L Zhu, R Luan, L Wang, J Fu, X Wang, L Sui
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by ventricular dilatation, and it is a common cause of heart failure and cardiac transplantation. This study aimed to explore potential DCM-related genes and their underlying regulatory mechanism using methods of bioinformatics. The gene expression profiles of GSE3586 were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 15 normal samples and 13 DCM samples. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified between normal and DCM samples using Limma package in R language...
October 10, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Yu Bin Shin, Jong Hoon Park
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common inherited disorders. It is the fourth leading cause of renal replacement and renal failure worldwide. Mutations in PKD1 or PKD2 cause ADPKD. Patients with ADPKD show progressive growth of renal cysts filled with cystic fluid, leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and renal failure by their sixth decade of life. Currently, there are no curative treatments for ADPKD. Therefore, patients require dialysis or kidney transplantation...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
R Roat, M M Hossain, J Christopherson, C Free, S Jain, C Guay, R Regazzi, Z Guo
Currently there is no effective approach for monitoring early β cell loss during islet graft rejection following human islet transplantation (HIT). Due to ethical and technical constraints, it is difficult to directly study biomarkers of islet destruction in humans. Here, we established a humanized mouse model with induced human β cell death using adoptive lymphocyte transfer (ALT). Human islet grafts of ALT-treated mice had peri-graft lymphocyte infiltration, fewer insulin(+) β cells, and increased β cell apoptosis...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Dasaradha Jalapothu, Margherita Boieri, Rachel E Crossland, Pranali Shah, Isha A Butt, Jean Norden, Ralf Dressel, Anne M Dickinson, Marit Inngjerdingen
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have emerged as central regulators of diverse biological processes and contribute to driving pathology in several diseases. Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) represents a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by alloreactive donor T cells attacking host tissues leading to inflammation and tissue destruction. Changes in miRNA expression patterns occur during aGvHD, and we hypothesized that we could identify miRNA signatures in target tissues of aGvHD that may potentially help understand the underlying molecular pathology of the disease...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Paul Pang, Molly Abbott, Steven L Chang, Malyun Abdi, Nikita Chauhan, Murti Mistri, Joshua Ghofrani, Quynh-Anh Fucci, Colleen Walker, Corey Leonardi, Samuel Grady, Arvin Halim, Ryan Hoffman, Tzongshi Lu, Huixia Cao, Stefan G Tullius, Sayeed Malek, Sanjaya Kumar, Graeme Steele, Adam Kibel, Benjamin S Freedman, Sushrut S Waikar, Andrew M Siedlecki
Vascular progenitor cells show promise for the treatment of microvasculature endothelial injury. We investigated the function of renal artery progenitor cells derived from radical nephrectomy patients, in animal models of acute ischemic and hyperperfusion injuries. Present in human adventitia, CD34positive/CD105negative cells were clonal and expressed transcription factors Sox2/Oct4 as well as surface markers CXCR4 (CD184)/KDR(CD309) consistent with endothelial progenitor cells. Termed renal artery-derived vascular progenitor cells (RAPC), injected cells were associated with decreased serum creatinine after ischemia/reperfusion, reduced albuminuria after hyperperfusion, and improved blood flow in both models...
September 29, 2016: Kidney International
Yi Zhang, Sirong He, Xiaojion Du, Yaowen Jiang, Bole Tian, Shuyun Xu
OBJECTIVES: Increasing evidences indicate that microRNAs may play a critical role in the regulation of hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury, and their expression is associated with mTORC activity. We propose that rapamycin modulates H/R-induced islets injury by regulating microRNA expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated whether rapamycin treatment could alter the expression profile of miRNAs in islets. Furthermore, we assessed the islet apoptosis and function after H/R or syngeneic islet transplantation...
September 29, 2016: Cell Proliferation
Mareen Matz, Christine Lorkowski, Katharina Fabritius, Pawel Durek, Kaiyin Wu, Birgit Rudolph, Hans-H Neumayer, Mir-Farzin Mashreghi, Klemens Budde
The potential diagnostic value of circulating free miRNAs in plasma compared to miRNA expression in blood cells for rejection processes after kidney transplantation is largely unknown, but offers the potential for better and timely diagnosis of acute rejection. Free microRNA expression of specific blood cell markers was measured in 160 plasma samples from kidney transplant patients under standard immunosuppressive therapy (steroids±mycophenolic acid±calcineurin inhibitor) with stable graft function, urinary tract infection, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), Borderline (Banff3), tubulo-interstitial (Banff4-I) and vascular rejection (Banff4-II/III) applying RT-PCR...
September 20, 2016: Transplant Immunology
Laura Rivoli, A D Bastiaan Vliegenthart, Carmelita M J de Potter, Job J M H van Bragt, Nikolaos Tzoumas, Peter Gallacher, Tariq E Farrah, Neeraj Dhaun, James W Dear
AIM: microRNA-122 (miR-122) is a hepatotoxicity biomarker with utility in the management of paracetamol overdose and in drug development. Renal dysfunction and haemodialysis have been associated with a reduction in circulating microRNA. The objective of this study was to determine their effect on miR-122. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 17 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, 22 healthy controls, 30 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 15 patients post-kidney transplantation...
September 21, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Sylwia Bobis-Wozowicz, Katarzyna Kmiotek, Karolina Kania, Elzbieta Karnas, Anna Labedz-Maslowska, Malgorzata Sekula, Sylwia Kedracka-Krok, Jacek Kolcz, Dariusz Boruczkowski, Zbigniew Madeja, Ewa K Zuba-Surma
: Growing evidence indicates that intracellular signaling mediated by extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by stem cells plays a considerable role in triggering the regenerative program upon transplantation. EVs from umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSC-EVs) have been shown to enhance tissue repair in animal models. However, translating such results into clinical practice requires optimized EV collection procedures devoid of animal-originating agents. Thus, in this study, we analyzed the influence of xeno-free expansion media on biological properties of UC-MSCs and UC-MSC-EVs for future applications in cardiac repair in humans...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Yiwei Liu, Hao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to review the molecular mechanisms of low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) preconditioning for heart cell therapy. BACKGROUND DATA: Stem cell transplantation appears to offer a better alternative to cardiac regenerative therapy. Previous studies have confirmed that the application of LLLI plays a positive role in regulating stem cell proliferation and in remodeling the hostile milieu of infarcted myocardium. Greater understanding of LLLI's underlying mechanisms would be helpful in translating cell transplantation therapy into the clinic...
September 14, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Davide Ferrari, Nicoletta Bianchi, Holger K Eltzschig, Roberto Gambari
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules capable of silencing mRNA targets. miRNA dysregulation has been linked to cancer development, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, lipid metabolism, and impaired immunity. Therefore, miRNAs are gaining interest as putative novel disease biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Recent studies have shown that purinergic surface receptors activated by extracellular nucleotides (ATP, ADP, UTP, UDP), and by nucleosides such as adenosine (ADO), are subject to miRNA regulation...
October 2016: Trends in Molecular Medicine
Robert Zeiser, Gerard Socié, Bruce R Blazar
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a major life-threatening complication of allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). Here we discuss the aGVHD pathophysiology initiated by multiple signals that cause alloreactive T-cell activation. The outcome of such donor T-cell activation is influenced by T-cell receptor-signal strength, anatomical location, co-stimulatory/co-inhibitory signals and differentiation stage (naive, effector/memory) of T-cells. Additionally, cross-priming of T cells to antigens expressed by pathogens can contribute to aGVHD-mediated tissue injury...
October 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Chang Li, Lei Song, Zhuo Zhang, Xiao-Xue Bai, Ming-Fu Cui, Lian-Jun Ma
This study aimed to explore the effects of miR-21 and PTEN/Akt signaling pathway on TGF-β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in gastric cancer (GC). GC tissues and adjacent tissues were collected from 83 patients. The qRT-PCR assay was performed to detect miR-21 expression. The expressions of PTEN, Akt and p-Akt were detected by immunohistochemistry. After 48 h of treatment with TGF-β1 (10 ng/mL), the SGC-7901 and KATO-III cells were divided into the blank, negative control (NC), miR-21 inhibitors, PTEN-siRNA and miR-21 inhibitors + PTEN-siRNA groups...
September 7, 2016: Oncotarget
Ming-Hua Hu, Chen-Yang Ma, Xiao-Ming Wang, Chen-Dong Ye, Guang-Xian Zhang, Lin Chen, Jin-Guo Wang
This study aims to explore the effects of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on tumor proliferation and angiogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by targeting EGFL7. HCC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 71 HCC patients. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was conducted to detect expressions of EGFL7 and VEGF and the micro-vessel density (MVD). HCC cell lines were collected and assigned into the blank, miR-126 mimics, miR-126 inhibitors, miR-126 mimics negative control (NC), miR-126 inhibitors NC, si-EGFL7, and miR-126 inhibitors + si-EGFL7 groups...
September 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Callum J C Parr, Shota Katayama, Kenji Miki, Yi Kuang, Yoshinori Yoshida, Asuka Morizane, Jun Takahashi, Shinya Yamanaka, Hirohide Saito
The efficiency of pluripotent stem cell differentiation is highly variable, often resulting in heterogeneous populations that contain undifferentiated cells. Here we developed a sensitive, target-specific, and general method for removing undesired cells before transplantation. MicroRNA-302a-5p (miR-302a) is highly and specifically expressed in human pluripotent stem cells and gradually decreases to basal levels during differentiation. We synthesized a new RNA tool, miR-switch, as a live-cell reporter mRNA for miR-302a activity that can specifically detect human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) down to a spiked level of 0...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ying Chen, Jiali Pu, Baorong Zhang
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by protein aggregation and progressive degeneration of neurons, causing severe functional deficiency in cognition, behavior, and movement. Until now, there has been no effective treatment available in the clinic. Considering the selective loss of specific neurons in the human brain in the pathogenesis of these diseases, generating functional neurons in vitro or in vivo to replace the lost neurons represents a novel strategy to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells have good potential for cell replacement therapy...
August 26, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
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