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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213718/reprogramming-cell-fates-by-small-molecules
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REVIEW
Xiaojie Ma, Linghao Kong, Saiyong Zhu
Reprogramming cell fates towards pluripotent stem cells and other cell types has revolutionized our understanding of cellular plasticity. During the last decade, transcription factors and microRNAs have become powerful reprogramming factors for modulating cell fates. Recently, many efforts are focused on reprogramming cell fates by non-viral and non-integrating chemical approaches. Small molecules not only are useful in generating desired cell types in vitro for various applications, such as disease modeling and cell-based transplantation, but also hold great promise to be further developed as drugs to stimulate patients' endogenous cells to repair and regenerate in vivo...
February 17, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208014/improved-antitumor-efficacy-of-hyaluronic-acid-complexed-paclitaxel-nanoemulsions-in-treating-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Joo-Eun Kim, Young-Joon Park
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a effectively chemotherapeutic agent which is extensively able to treat the non-small cell lung, pancreatic, breast and other cancers. But it is a practically insoluble drug with water solubility less than 1 µg/mL, which restricts its therapeutic application. To overcome the problem, hyaluronic acid-complexed paclitaxel nanoemulsions (HPNs) were prepared by ionic complexation of paclitaxel (PTX) nanoemulsions and hyaluronic acid (HA) to specifically target non-small cell lung cancer. HPNs were composed of DL-α-tocopheryl acetate, soybean oil, polysorbate 80, ferric chloride, and HA and fabricated by high-pressure homogenization...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207637/the-efficacy-of-a-prevascularized-retrievable-poly-d-l-lactide-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-subcutaneous-scaffold-as-transplantation-site-for-pancreatic-islets
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Alexandra M Smink, Shiri Li, Don T Hertsig, Bart J de Haan, Leendert Schwab, Aart A van Apeldoorn, Eelco de Koning, Marijke M Faas, Jonathan R T Lakey, Paul de Vos
BACKGROUND: The liver as transplantation site for human pancreatic islets is a harsh microenvironment for islets and it lacks the ability to retrieve the graft. A retrievable, extrahepatic transplantation site that mimics the pancreatic environment is desired. Ideally this transplantation site should be located subdermal for easy surgical-access but this never resulted in normoglycemia. Here we describe the design and efficacy of a novel prevascularized, subcutaneously implanted, retrievable poly (D,L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PDLLCL) scaffold...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205445/severe-hypertriglyceridemia-induced-by-sirolimus-treated-with-medical-management-without-plasmapheresis
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Kazuhiko Kido, Rickey A Evans, Anil Gopinath, Jeremy D Flynn
: Hypertriglyceridemia and hyperlipidemia are the most remarkable metabolic complications seen with long-term sirolimus therapy. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman status post bilateral lung transplantation on a maintenance immunosuppression regimen of sirolimus, tacrolimus, and prednisone who presented with status migrainosus, chest pain, abdominal discomfort, and triglyceride levels greater than 4425 mg/dL. In previously reported cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia that developed on maintenance sirolimus therapy, plasmapheresis has been utilized as an early strategy to rapidly lower triglycerides in order to minimize the risk of acute complications such as pancreatitis, but our case was managed medically without plasmapheresis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188872/pre-transplantation-31-p-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-quality-assessment-of-human-pancreatic-grafts-a-feasibility-study
#5
Lina Carlbom, Jan Weis, Lars Johansson, Olle Korsgren, Håkan Ahlström
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of using (31)P-MRS for objective non-invasive quality assessment of human pancreas grafts prior to transplantation or islet isolation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pancreata from 5 human donors, 3 males and 2 females, aged 49-78years, with body mass index (BMI) 22-31kg/m(2), were included. Pancreata were perfused with histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution during procurement and stored in hypothermic condition (4°C) for 21-44h...
February 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186705/current-and-future-perspectives-on-alginate-encapsulated-pancreatic-islet
#6
Berit L Strand, Abba E Coron, Gudmund Skjak-Braek
Transplantation of pancreatic islets in immune protective capsules holds the promise as a functional cure for type 1 diabetes, also about 40 years after the first proof of principal study. The concept is simple in using semipermeable capsules that allow the ingress of oxygen and nutrients, but limit the access of the immune system. Encapsulated human islets have been evaluated in four small clinical trials where the procedure has been evaluated as safe, but lacking long-term efficacy. Host reactions toward the biomaterials used in the capsules may be one parameter limiting the long-term function of the graft in humans...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180976/-video-assisted-retroperitoneal-debridement-minimally-invasive-treatment-and-long-term-results-for-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#7
R M Eickhoff, J Steinbusch, P Seppelt, A Kroh, K Junge, C D Klink, U P Neumann, M Binnebösel
BACKGROUND: Among patients with necrotizing pancreatitis 15-20% develop infected necrosis, which entails mortality rates of up to 20%. Particularly driven by the results of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group there has been a paradigm change from open necrosectomy to step-up treatment with initial percutaneous and/or endoscopic drainage followed, if necessary, by minimally invasive retroperitoneal debridement. AIM OF THE STUDY: Description of case series in which patients underwent video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD) including follow-up focused on quality of life...
February 8, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174674/the-evaluation-of-islet-purification-methods-that-use-large-bottles-to-create-a-continuous-density-gradient
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Chika Miyagi-Shiohira, Naoya Kobayashi, Issei Saitoh, Masami Watanabe, Yasufumi Noguchi, Masayuki Matsushita, Hirofumi Noguchi
Islet purification is one of the most important steps of islet isolation for pancreatic islet transplantation. The most common method of islet purification is density gradient centrifugation using a COBE 2991 cell processor. However, this method can damage islets mechanically through its high shearing force. We recently reported that a new purification method using large plastic bottles effectively achieves a high yield of islets from the porcine pancreas. In the present study, we evaluated the methods of making a continuous density gradient...
January 8, 2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174291/local-sphingosine-kinase-1-activity-improves-islet-transplantation
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Darling Rojas-Canales, Daniella Penko, Kay K Myo Min, Kate A Parham, Heshan Peiris, Rainer V Haberberger, Stuart M Pitson, Chris Drogemuller, Damien J Keating, Shane T Grey, Patrick T Coates, Claudine S Bonder, Claire F Jessup
Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising clinical treatment for type I diabetes (T1D), but success is limited by extensive beta cell death in the immediate post-transplant period, and impaired islet function in the longer term. Following transplantation, appropriate vascular remodelling is crucial to ensure the survival and function of engrafted islets. The sphingosine kinase pathway is an important regulator of vascular beds, but its role in the survival and function of transplanted islets is unknown...
February 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151049/effect-of-co-culture-of-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-with-pancreatic-islets-on-viability-and-function-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bianca Marmontel de Souza, Ana Paula Bouças, Fernanda Dos Santos de Oliveira, Karina Pires Reis, Patrícia Ziegelmann, Andrea Carla Bauer, Daisy Crispim
The maintenance of viable and functional pancreatic islets is crucial for successful islet transplantation from brain-dead donors. To overcome islet quality loss during culture, some studies have co-cultured islets with mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC). However, it is still uncertain if MSC-secreted factors are enough to improve islet quality or if a physical contact between MSCs and islets is needed. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the effect of different culture contact systems of islets with MSCs on viability and insulin secretion outcomes...
February 2, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150744/engineering-an-endocrine-neo-pancreas-by-repopulation-of-a-decellularized-rat-pancreas-with-islets-of-langerhans
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H Napierala, K-H Hillebrandt, N Haep, P Tang, M Tintemann, J Gassner, M Noesser, H Everwien, N Seiffert, M Kluge, E Teegen, D Polenz, S Lippert, D Geisel, A Reutzel Selke, N Raschzok, A Andreou, J Pratschke, I M Sauer, B Struecker
Decellularization of pancreata and repopulation of these non-immunogenic matrices with islets and endothelial cells could provide transplantable, endocrine Neo- Pancreata. In this study, rat pancreata were perfusion decellularized and repopulated with intact islets, comparing three perfusion routes (Artery, Portal Vein, Pancreatic Duct). Decellularization effectively removed all cellular components but conserved the pancreas specific extracellular matrix. Digital subtraction angiography of the matrices showed a conserved integrity of the decellularized vascular system but a contrast emersion into the parenchyma via the decellularized pancreatic duct...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130838/production-of-high-quality-islets-from-goettingen-minipigs-choice-of-organ-preservation-solution-donor-pool-and-optimal-cold-ischemia-time
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Anja Steffen, Thomas Kiss, Janine Schmid, Undine Schubert, Sophie Heinke, Susann Lehmann, Stefan Bornstein, Barbara Ludwig, Stefan Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The transplantation of porcine islets into man might soon become reality for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Therefore, porcine islets of high quality and quantity, and a scalable isolation process with strict quality control will be an unconditional prerequisite to enable the best possible transplantation graft. In this study, we provide a comparative study evaluating islet isolation outcome and in vitro survival based upon donor age, organ preservation solution (OPS), and cold ischemia time (CIT)...
January 28, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127888/insulin-delivery-to-the-brain-using-intracranial-implantation-of-alginate-encapsulated-pancreatic-islets
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Konstantin Bloch, Alexey Vanichkin, Irit Gil-Ad, Pnina Vardi, Abraham Weizman
There is increasing evidence supporting a link between cognitive dysfunctions and impaired brain insulin signalling. Insulin therapy has previously been tested as an approach to ameliorate brain insulin resistance and deficiency in patients with various brain disorders. However, current strategies for insulin delivery to the brain may induce severe hypoglycaemia when injected peripherally or show poor uptake when delivered intranasally. Recently, we have shown that intracranial transplantation of naked pancreatic islets increased insulin content in the brain and attenuated cognitive dysfunctions without altering peripheral glucose homeostasis in rats with schizophrenia-like syndrome...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126348/autophagy-is-required-for-activation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-associated-with-pancreatic-cancer-progression-and-promotes-growth-of-pancreatic-tumors-in-mice
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Sho Endo, Kohei Nakata, Kenoki Ohuchida, Shin Takesue, Hiromichi Nakayama, Toshiya Abe, Kazuhiro Koikawa, Takashi Okumura, Masafumi Sada, Kohei Horioka, Biao Zheng, Yusuke Mizuuchi, Chika Iwamoto, Masaharu Murata, Taiki Moriyama, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Takao Ohtsuka, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) change from a quiescent to activated state in the tumor environment and secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and cytokines to increase the aggressiveness of tumors. However, it is not clear how PSCs are activated to produce these factors, or whether this process can be inhibited. PSCs have morphological and functional similarities to hepatic stellate cells, which undergo autophagy to promote fibrosis and tumor growth. We investigated whether autophagy activates PSCs, which promotes development of the tumor stroma and growth of pancreatic tumors in mice...
January 23, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124184/reelin-deficiency-delays-mammary-tumor-growth-and-metastatic-progression
#15
Elvira Khialeeva, Joan W Chou, Denise E Allen, Alec M Chiu, Steven J Bensinger, Ellen M Carpenter
Reelin is a regulator of cell migration in the nervous system, and has other functions in the development of a number of non-neuronal tissues. In addition, alterations in reelin expression levels have been reported in breast, pancreatic, liver, gastric, and other cancers. Reelin is normally expressed in mammary gland stromal cells, but whether stromal reelin contributes to breast cancer progression is unknown. Herein, we used a syngeneic mouse mammary tumor transplantation model to examine the impact of host-derived reelin on breast cancer progression...
March 2017: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116870/multicomponent-injectable-hydrogels-for-antigen-specific-tolerogenic-immune-modulation
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Catia S Verbeke, Susana Gordo, David A Schubert, Sarah A Lewin, Rajiv M Desai, Jessica Dobbins, Kai W Wucherpfennig, David J Mooney
Biomaterial scaffolds that enrich and modulate immune cells in situ can form the basis for potent immunotherapies to elicit immunity or reëstablish tolerance. Here, the authors explore the potential of an injectable, porous hydrogel to induce a regulatory T cell (Treg) response by delivering a peptide antigen to dendritic cells in a noninflammatory context. Two methods are described for delivering the BDC peptide from pore-forming alginate gels in the nonobese diabetic mouse model of type 1 diabetes: encapsulation in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) microparticles, or direct conjugation to the alginate polymer...
January 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109023/intraportal-islet-transplantation-the-impact-of-the-liver-micro-environment
#17
REVIEW
Vaihere Delaune, Thierry Berney, Stéphanie Lacotte, Christian Toso
The portal vein remains the preferred site for pancreatic islet transplantation due to its easy access and low morbidity. However, despite great progress in isolation and transplantation protocols over the past few years, it is still associated with the early loss of some 50-70% of transplanted islets. The complex liver micro-environment itself presumably plays an important role in this loss. The present review focuses on the specifics of the liver micro-environment, notably the localized hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury following transplantation, the low oxygenation of the portal vein, the instant blood mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR), the endogenous liver immune system, and the gut-liver axis, and how they can each have an impact on the transplanted islets...
January 21, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103652/presence-of-small-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-should-not-preclude-liver-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Jodie A Barkin, Jamie S Barkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100901/pancreas-transplant-with-duodeno-duodenostomy-and-caval-drainage-using-a-diamond-patch-graft-a-single-center-experience
#19
Je Ho Ryu, Tae Beom Lee, Young Mok Park, Kwang Ho Yang, Chong Woo Chu, Jung Hee Lee, Taeun Kim, Byung Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND The surgical technique used in pancreas transplant is essential for patient safety and graft survival, and problems exist with conventional strategies. When enteric exocrine drainage is performed, there is no method of immunologic monitoring other than direct graft pancreas biopsy. The most common cause of early graft failure is graft thrombosis, and adequate preventive and treatment strategies are unclear. To overcome these disadvantages, we suggest a modified surgical technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eleven patients underwent pancreas transplant with our modified technique...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098405/shielding-engineered-islets-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhance-survival-under-hypoxia
#20
Bhawna Chandravanshi, Ramesh Ramchandra Bhonde
In the present study we focused on the improvisation of islet survival in hypoxia.The Islet like cell aggregates (ICAs) derived from wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ MSC) were cultured with and without WJ MSC for 48h in hypoxia and normoxia and tested for their direct trophic effect on β cell survival. The WJ MSCs themselves secreted insulin upon glucose challenge and expressed the pancreatic markers at both transcription and translational level (C-peptide, Insulin,Glucagon and Glut 2). Direct contact of MSCs with ICAs facilitated highest viability under hypoxia as evidenced by fluorescein diacetate/propidium iodide and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide(MTT) assay...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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