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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346344/development-of-immune-and-microbial-environments-is-independently-regulated-in-the-mammary-gland
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K Niimi, K Usami, Y Fujita, M Abe, M Furukawa, Y Suyama, Y Sakai, M Kamioka, N Shibata, E J Park, S Sato, H Kiyono, H Yoneyama, H Kitazawa, K Watanabe, T Nochi, H Aso
Breastfeeding is important for mammals, providing immunological and microbiological advantages to neonates, together with the nutritional supply from the mother. However, the mechanisms of this functional diversity in the mammary gland remain poorly characterized. Here, we show that, similar to the gastrointestinal tract, the mammary gland develops immune and microbial environments consisting of immunoglobulin A (IgA) and the microflora, respectively, both of which are important for protecting neonates and the mother from infectious diseases...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334630/generation-of-an-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-csc-43j-from-a-patient-with-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
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Ana Marote, Yuriy Pomeshchik, Stefano Goldwurm, Anna Collin, Nuno J Lamas, Luísa Pinto, António J Salgado, Laurent Roybon
An induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line was generated from a 36-year-old patient with sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). Skin fibroblasts were reprogrammed using the non-integrating Sendai virus technology to deliver OCT3/4, SOX2, c-MYC and KLF4 factors. The generated cell line (CSC-43) exhibits expression of common pluripotency markers, in vitro differentiation into three germ layers and normal karyotype. This iPSC line can be used to study the mechanisms underlying the development of PD.
January 4, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331497/dietary-antioxidant-micronutrients-alter-mucosal-inflammatory-risk-in-a-murine-model-of-genetic-and-microbial-susceptibility
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Joseph F Pierre, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Romain Bouziat, Nathan A Hubert, Vanessa Leone, Jun Miyoshi, Bana Jabri, Eugene B Chang
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are caused by the convergence of microbial, environmental, and genetic factors. Diet significantly alters these interactions by affecting both the host and microbiome. Using a mucosal inflammatory model that resembles the human condition of ileal pouchitis, we investigated the effects of Control (CONT) or Antioxidant (AOX) diet, containing pharmacologically relevant levels of 4 micronutrients, on disease risk in wild-type and IL-10-/- animals following surgical self-filling (SF) ileal blind loop placement...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328972/establishment-of-tusmi003-a-an-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-62-year-old-chinese-han-patient-with-alzheimer-s-disease-with-apoe3-4-genetic-background
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Ying Wang, Hongxiang Yu, Yue Zhang, Jing Zhang, Keni Chen, Heng Sun, Shulin Meng, Gang Li, Ying Lei, Jian Zhao
A 62-year old Chinese Han Alzheimer's disease (AD) female patient with ApoE3/4 genetic background donated her Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The non-integrating episomal vector system was used to reprogrammed PBMCs with the human OKSM transcription factors. The pluripotency of transgene-free iPSCs was confirmed by immunocytochemistry for pluripotency markers and by the ability of the iPSCs to differentiate spontaneously into 3 germ layers in vitro. In addition, the iPSC line displayed a normal karyotype...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304399/establishment-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-zzui009-a-from-an-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-carrying-a-psen1-gene-mutation
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Yanlin Wang, Na Jing, Linlin Su, Changhe Shi, Pei Zhang, Zhilei Wang, Huifang Sun, Jing Yang, Yutao Liu, Xuejun Wen, Jin Zhang, Shoutao Zhang, Yuming Xu
Skin fibroblasts were obtained from a 42-year-old Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient carrying mutations in the PSEN1 gene. An iPSC line was successfully established using the Sendai-virus (SeV) delivery system. The patient-specific iPSCs were free of genomically integrated reprogramming genes, had the specific mutation, expressed the expected pluripotency markers, and had the potential to differentiate into cells of all three germ layers. Our model might offer a robust platform for further study of the pathomechanism of this disease as well as drug testing and gene therapy studies...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304256/dynamics-ultrastructure-and-gene-expression-of-human-in-vitro-organized-testis-cells-from-testicular-sperm-extraction-biopsies
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Kathrein von Kopylow, Wolfgang Schulze, Andrea Salzbrunn, Matthias Schaks, Elke Schäfer, Beate Roth, Stefan Schlatt, Andrej-Nikolai Spiess
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to induce in-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from testicular sperm extraction (TESE) biopsies, maintain their long-term cultivation in a 2D system and identify cellular compositions? SUMMARY ANSWER: In-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from TESE biopsies and their long-term cultivation on uncoated cell culture dishes is feasible and the cellular compositions can be uncovered through gene expression and microscopic analyses...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302014/the-commensal-microbiome-is-associated-with-anti-pd-1-efficacy-in-metastatic-melanoma-patients
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Vyara Matson, Jessica Fessler, Riyue Bao, Tara Chongsuwat, Yuanyuan Zha, Maria-Luisa Alegre, Jason J Luke, Thomas F Gajewski
Anti-PD-1-based immunotherapy has had a major impact on cancer treatment but has only benefited a subset of patients. Among the variables that could contribute to interpatient heterogeneity is differential composition of the patients' microbiome, which has been shown to affect antitumor immunity and immunotherapy efficacy in preclinical mouse models. We analyzed baseline stool samples from metastatic melanoma patients before immunotherapy treatment, through an integration of 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing, metagenomic shotgun sequencing, and quantitative polymerase chain reaction for selected bacteria...
January 5, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299532/microbiota-reconstitution-does-not-cause-bone-loss-in-germ-free-mice
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Darin Quach, Fraser Collins, Narayanan Parameswaran, Laura McCabe, Robert A Britton
Annually, an estimated 2 million osteoporotic fractures occur in the United States alone. Osteoporosis imparts a great burden on the health care system. The identification of novel regulators of bone health is critical for developing more effective therapeutics. A previous study on the colonization of germ-free (GF) mice with a microbial community has demonstrated that bacterial colonization dramatically increases bone loss. We therefore investigated the impact of multiple microbial communities in different mice to understand how generalizable the impact of bacterial colonization is on bone health...
January 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296778/asxl1-and-bim-germ-line-variants-predict-response-and-identify-cml-patients-with-the-greatest-risk-of-imatinib-failure
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Justine E Marum, David T Yeung, Leanne Purins, John Reynolds, Wendy T Parker, Doris Stangl, Paul P S Wang, David J Price, Jonathan Tuke, Andreas W Schreiber, Hamish S Scott, Timothy P Hughes, Susan Branford
Scoring systems used at diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), such as Sokal risk, provide important response prediction for patients treated with imatinib. However, the sensitivity and specificity of scoring systems could be enhanced for improved identification of patients with the highest risk. We aimed to identify genomic predictive biomarkers of imatinib response at diagnosis to aid selection of first-line therapy. Targeted amplicon sequencing was performed to determine the germ line variant profile in 517 and 79 patients treated with first-line imatinib and nilotinib, respectively...
August 8, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289671/melatonin-protects-mouse-spermatogonial-stem-cells-against-hexavalent-chromium-induced-apoptosis-and-epigenetic-histone-modification
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Yinghua Lv, Pengfei Zhang, Jiayin Guo, Zhendong Zhu, Xueliang Li, Dazhong Xu, Wenxian Zeng
Given the potential biological functions of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in spermatogenesis and in delivering parental genetic information to the next generation, how these cells respond to environmental toxins and carcinogens should be investigated. We examined the toxic effect of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) on global histone modifications and apoptotic signaling pathways in SSCs. We determined the effect of melatonin, one of the most powerful endogenous free radical scavengers and wide-spectrum antioxidants, in protecting SSCs from Cr(VI)-induced apoptosis and global histone modification by Western blot analysis...
December 28, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286555/gonadal-dysgenesis-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-patients-with-ovarian-nondysgerminomatous-tumors-a-report-of-the-children-s-oncology-group-agct-0132-study
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Bryan J Dicken, Deborah F Billmire, Mark Krailo, Caihong Xia, Furqan Shaikh, John W Cullen, Thomas A Olson, Farzana Pashankar, Marcio H Malogolowkin, James F Amatruda, Frederick J Rescorla, Rachel A Egler, Jonathan H Ross, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, A Lindsay Frazier
PURPOSE: In this report, we characterize the timing and behavior of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (GCTs) in pediatric patients with dysgenetic gonads compared to those with normal gonadal development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients from the Children's Oncology Group AGCT0132 with malignant ovarian GCTs were included. Within this population, we sought to identify patients with gonadoblastoma, streak ovaries, or other evidence of gonadal dysgenesis (GD). Patients with malignant GCTs containing one or more of the following histologies-yolk sac tumor, embryonal carcinoma, or choriocarcinoma-were included...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286443/reprogramming-primary-amniotic-fluid-and-membrane-cells-to-pluripotency-in-xeno-free-conditions
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Jaroslav Slamecka, Javier Laurini, Troy Shirley, Simon Philipp Hoerstrup, Benedikt Weber, Laurie Owen, Steven McClellan
Autologous cell-based therapies got a step closer to reality with the introduction of induced pluripotent stem cells. Fetal stem cells, such as amniotic fluid and membrane mesenchymal stem cells, represent a unique type of undifferentiated cells with promise in tissue engineering and for reprogramming into iPSC for future pediatric interventions and stem cell banking. The protocol presented here describes an optimized procedure for extracting and culturing primary amniotic fluid and membrane mesenchymal stem cells and generating episomal induced pluripotent stem cells from these cells in fully chemically defined culture conditions utilizing human recombinant vitronectin and the E8 medium...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282673/the-microbiome-gut-behavior-axis-crosstalk-between-the-gut-microbiome-and-oligodendrocytes-modulates-behavioral-responses
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Achilles Ntranos, Patrizia Casaccia
Environmental and dietary stimuli have always been implicated in brain development and behavioral responses. The gut, being the major portal of communication with the external environment, has recently been brought to the forefront of this interaction with the establishment of a gut-brain axis in health and disease. Moreover, recent breakthroughs in germ-free and antibiotic-treated mice have demonstrated the significant impact of the microbiome in modulating behavioral responses in mice and have established a more specific microbiome-gut-behavior axis...
December 27, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276172/dysbiosis-associated-change-in-host-metabolism-generates-lactate-to-support-salmonella-growth
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Caroline C Gillis, Elizabeth R Hughes, Luisella Spiga, Maria G Winter, Wenhan Zhu, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Rachael B Chanin, Cassie L Behrendt, Lora V Hooper, Renato L Santos, Sebastian E Winter
During Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis, mucosal inflammation creates a niche that favors the expansion of the pathogen population over the microbiota. Here, we show that Salmonella Typhimurium infection was accompanied by dysbiosis, decreased butyrate levels, and substantially elevated lactate levels in the gut lumen. Administration of a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor blunted lactate production in germ-free mice, suggesting that lactate was predominantly of host origin. Depletion of butyrate-producing Clostridia, either through oral antibiotic treatment or as part of the pathogen-induced dysbiosis, triggered a switch in host cells from oxidative metabolism to lactate fermentation, increasing both lactate levels and Salmonella lactate utilization...
December 15, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276170/fiber-mediated-nourishment-of-gut-microbiota-protects-against-diet-induced-obesity-by-restoring-il-22-mediated-colonic-health
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Jun Zou, Benoit Chassaing, Vishal Singh, Michael Pellizzon, Matthew Ricci, Michael D Fythe, Matam Vijay Kumar, Andrew T Gewirtz
Dietary supplementation with fermentable fiber suppresses adiposity and the associated parameters of metabolic syndrome. Microbiota-generated fiber-derived short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and free fatty acid receptors including GPR43 are thought to mediate these effects. We find that while fermentable (inulin), but not insoluble (cellulose), fiber markedly protected mice against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic syndrome, the effect was not significantly impaired by either inhibiting SCFA production or genetic ablation of GPR43...
December 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275859/microbiome-influences-prenatal-and-adult-microglia-in-a-sex-specific-manner
#16
Morgane Sonia Thion, Donovan Low, Aymeric Silvin, Jinmiao Chen, Pauline Grisel, Jonas Schulte-Schrepping, Ronnie Blecher, Thomas Ulas, Paola Squarzoni, Guillaume Hoeffel, Fanny Coulpier, Eleni Siopi, Friederike Sophie David, Claus Scholz, Foo Shihui, Josephine Lum, Arlaine Anne Amoyo, Anis Larbi, Michael Poidinger, Anne Buttgereit, Pierre-Marie Lledo, Melanie Greter, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Ido Amit, Marc Beyer, Joachim Ludwig Schultze, Andreas Schlitzer, Sven Pettersson, Florent Ginhoux, Sonia Garel
Microglia are embryonically seeded macrophages that contribute to brain development, homeostasis, and pathologies. It is thus essential to decipher how microglial properties are temporally regulated by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such as sexual identity and the microbiome. Here, we found that microglia undergo differentiation phases, discernable by transcriptomic signatures and chromatin accessibility landscapes, which can diverge in adult males and females. Remarkably, the absence of microbiome in germ-free mice had a time and sexually dimorphic impact both prenatally and postnatally: microglia were more profoundly perturbed in male embryos and female adults...
December 21, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274620/age-related-changes-of-cd4-t-cell-migration-and-cytokine-expression-in-germ-free-and-spf-mice-periodontium
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Koichiro Irie, Takaaki Tomofuji, Daisuke Ekuni, Daiki Fukuhara, Yoko Uchida, Kota Kataoka, Shuichiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Kikuchi, Akio Mitani, Yoshihiro Shimazaki, Manabu Morita
OBJECTIVE: Increasing age is a potential risk factor for periodontal tissue breakdown, which may be affected by commensal flora. The aim of this study evaluated age-related changes in CD4+ T cells, C-C chemokine ligand 5 (CCL5), interleukin (IL)-17A, and receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) expression using germ-free (GF) and conventionally reared (SPF) mice. DESIGN: GF and SPF mice at 8 (n = 6/group) and 22 weeks old (n = 6/group) were used...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274549/lymphoblastoids-cell-lines-derived-ipsc-line-from-a-26-year-old-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-patient-carrying-ctg-200-expansion-in-the-dmpk-gene-chuqi001-a
#18
Laurie Martineau, Véronique Racine, Siham Ait Benichou, Jack Puymirat
Human immortalized Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) lymphoblastoids cells line (LCLs) from a 26-year- old male affected by an adult form of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) disease and carrying 200 CTG repeats mutation in the blood was used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using the Sendai virus expressing KLF4, OCT4, SOX2 and C-MYC. The resulting iPSCs were EBV free, expressed the pluripotency markers, could be differentiated into the three germ layers in vitro, had a normal karyotype, and retained the genetic DM1 mutation...
December 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262319/citrobacter-rodentium-relies-on-commensals-for-colonization-of-the-colonic-mucosa
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Caroline Mullineaux-Sanders, James W Collins, David Ruano-Gallego, Maayan Levy, Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Izabela T Glegola-Madejska, Agnes M Sågfors, Joshua L C Wong, Eran Elinav, Valerie F Crepin, Gad Frankel
We investigated the role of commensals at the peak of infection with the colonic mouse pathogen Citrobacter rodentium. Bioluminescent and kanamycin (Kan)-resistant C. rodentium persisted avirulently in the cecal lumen of mice continuously treated with Kan. A single Kan treatment was sufficient to displace C. rodentium from the colonic mucosa, a phenomenon not observed following treatment with vancomycin (Van) or metronidazole (Met). Kan, Van, and Met induce distinct dysbiosis, suggesting C. rodentium relies on specific commensals for colonic colonization...
December 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261035/zebrafish-axenic-larvae-colonization-with-human-intestinal-microbiota
#20
Nerea Arias-Jayo, Laura Alonso-Saez, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Miguel A Pardo
The human intestine hosts a vast and complex microbial community that is vital for maintaining several functions related with host health. The processes that determine the gut microbiome composition are poorly understood, being the interaction between species, the external environment, and the relationship with the host the most feasible. Animal models offer the opportunity to understand the interactions between the host and the microbiota. There are different gnotobiotic mice or rat models colonized with the human microbiota, however, to our knowledge, there are no reports on the colonization of germ-free zebrafish with a complex human intestinal microbiota...
December 20, 2017: Zebrafish
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