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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214152/clinical-and-genetic-diagnosis-of-familial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-results-in-pediatric-cardiology
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Bárbara Cardoso, Inês Gomes, Petra Loureiro, Conceição Trigo, Fátima Ferreira Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is most often of autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance and variable expression. The main purpose of family screening is to identify relatives with unrecognized HCM and to monitor those at risk for disease, in order to minimize complications and to assess risk of sudden cardiac death. The ESC and ACCF/AHA guidelines on the diagnosis and management of HCM recommend the screening of child relatives from the age of 10-12 years...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213977/mitochondria-targeted-esculetin-inhibits-pai-1-levels-by-modulating-stat3-activation-and-mir-19b-via-sirt3-role-in-acute-coronary-artery-syndrome
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Sujana Katta, Santosh Karnewar, Devayani Panuganti, Mahesh Kumar Jerald, Sastry B K, Srigiridhar Kotamraju
In this study, we explored the microRNAs responsible for the regulation of PAI-1 during LPS-stimulated inflammation in human aortic endothelial cells, subsequently studied the effect of a newly synthesized mitochondria-targeted esculetin (Mito-Esc) that was shown for its anti-atherosclerotic potential in modulating PAI-1 levels and its targeted miRs during angiotensin-II-induced atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice. LPS-stimulated PAI-1 was accompanied with an upregulation of miR-19b and down-regulation of miR-30c...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212427/rbm46-regulates-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation-by-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin-mrna-for-degradation
#3
Lei Zhai, Chenchen Wang, Yuanfan Chen, Shixin Zhou, Lingsong Li
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are pluripotent cells and have the capability for differentiation into any of the three embryonic germ layers. The Wnt/β-Catenin pathway has been shown to play an essential role in ESC differentiation regulation. Activation of β-Catenin by post-translational modification has been extensively studied. However, mechanism(s) of post-transcriptional regulation of β-Catenin are not well defined. In this study, we report an RNA recognition motif-containing protein (RNA binding motif protein 46, RBM46) which regulates the degradation of β-Catenin mRNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199843/the-sin3a-hdac-corepressor-complex-functionally-cooperates-with-nanog-to-promote-pluripotency
#4
Arven Saunders, Xin Huang, Miguel Fidalgo, Michael H Reimer, Francesco Faiola, Junjun Ding, Carlos Sánchez-Priego, Diana Guallar, Carmen Sáenz, Dan Li, Jianlong Wang
Although SIN3A is required for the survival of early embryos and embryonic stem cells (ESCs), the role of SIN3A in the maintenance and establishment of pluripotency remains unclear. Here, we find that the SIN3A/HDAC corepressor complex maintains ESC pluripotency and promotes the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Members of the SIN3A/HDAC corepressor complex are enriched in an extended NANOG interactome and function in transcriptional coactivation in ESCs. We also identified a critical role for SIN3A and HDAC2 in efficient reprogramming of somatic cells...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196808/a-new-mechanism-in-esc-lineage-priming
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196481/nuctools-analysis-of-chromatin-feature-occupancy-profiles-from-high-throughput-sequencing-data
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Yevhen Vainshtein, Karsten Rippe, Vladimir B Teif
BACKGROUND: Biomedical applications of high-throughput sequencing methods generate a vast amount of data in which numerous chromatin features are mapped along the genome. The results are frequently analysed by creating binary data sets that link the presence/absence of a given feature to specific genomic loci. However, the nucleosome occupancy or chromatin accessibility landscape is essentially continuous. It is currently a challenge in the field to cope with continuous distributions of deep sequencing chromatin readouts and to integrate the different types of discrete chromatin features to reveal linkages between them...
February 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196411/effects-of-culture-dimensions-on-maintenance-of-porcine-inner-cell-mass-derived-cell-self-renewal
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Song Baek, Na Rae Han, Jung Im Yun, Jae Yeon Hwang, Minseok Kim, Choon Keun Park, Eunsong Lee, Seung Tae Lee
Despite the fact that porcine embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are a practical study tool, in vitro long-term maintenance of these cells is difficult in a two-dimensional (2D) microenvironment using cellular niche or extracellular matrix proteins. However, a three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment, similar to that enclosing the inner cell mass of the blastocyst, may improve in vitro maintenance of self-renewal. Accordingly, as a first step toward constructing a 3D microenvironment optimized to maintain porcine ESC self-renewal, we investigated different culture dimensions for porcine ICM-derived cells to enhance the maintenance of self-renewal...
February 15, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193876/vulnerability-of-primitive-human-placental-trophoblast-to-zika-virus
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Megan A Sheridan, Dinar Yunusov, Velmurugan Balaraman, Andrei P Alexenko, Shinichiro Yabe, Sergio Verjovski-Almeida, Danny J Schust, Alexander W Franz, Yoel Sadovsky, Toshihiko Ezashi, R Michael Roberts
Infection of pregnant women by Asian lineage strains of Zika virus (ZIKV) has been linked to brain abnormalities in their infants, yet it is uncertain when during pregnancy the human conceptus is most vulnerable to the virus. We have examined two models to study susceptibility of human placental trophoblast to ZIKV: cytotrophoblast and syncytiotrophoblast derived from placental villi at term and colonies of trophoblast differentiated from embryonic stem cells (ESC). The latter appear to be analogous to the primitive placenta formed during implantation...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193206/inducing-goat-pluripotent-stem-cells-with-four-transcription-factor-mrnas-that-activate-endogenous-promoters
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Hao Chen, Qisheng Zuo, Yingjie Wang, Jiuzhou Song, Huilin Yang, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
BACKGROUND: Traditional approaches for generating goat pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) suffer from complexity and low preparation efficiency. Therefore, we tried to derive goat iPSCs with a new method by transfecting exogenous Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc mRNAs into goat embryonic fibroblasts (GEFs), and explore the mechanisms regarding the transcription regulation of the reprogramming factors in goat iPSCs induction. RESULTS: mRNAs of the four reprogramming factors were transfected into GEFs, and were localized in nucleus with approximately 90% transfection efficiency...
February 13, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187483/-esc-guidelines-2016-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in%C3%A2-clinical-practice
#10
Harm Wienbergen, Rainer Hambrecht
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186995/microrna-214-regulates-smooth-muscle-cell-differentiation-from-stem-cells-by-targeting-rna-binding-protein-qki
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Yutao Wu, Zhoubin Li, Mei Yang, Bing Dai, Feng Hu, Feng Yang, Jianhua Zhu, Ting Chen, Li Zhang
MicroRNA-214(miR-214) has been recently reported to regulate angiogenesis and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation. However, very little is known about its functional role in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) differentiation from ESCs. In the present study, we assessed the hypothesis that miR-214 and its target genes play an important role in VSMCs differentiation. Murine ESCs were seeded on collagen-coated flasks and cultured in differentiation medium for 2 to 8 days to allow VSMCs differentiation...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185259/ips-cell-derived-gamete-associated-proteins-gaps-incite-rejection-of-ipscs-in-syngeneic-mice
#12
Eun-Mi Kim, Gohar Manzar, Nicholas Zavazava
The safety of iPS cells (iPSCs) in autologous recipients has been questioned after iPSCs, but not ES cells (ESCs), were reported to be rejected in syngeneic mice. This important topic has remained controversial because there has not been a mechanistic explanation for this phenomenon. Here, we hypothesized that iPSCs, but not ESCs, readily differentiate into gamete-forming cells that express meiotic antigens normally found in immune-privileged gonads. Because peripheral blood T cells are not tolerized to these antigens in the thymus, gamete-associated-proteins (GAPs) sensitize T cells leading to rejection...
February 10, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182681/a-standardized-human-embryoid-body-platform-for-the-detection-and-analysis-of-teratogens
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Anthony Flamier, Supriya Singh, Theodore P Rasmussen
Teratogens are compounds that can induce birth defects upon exposure of the developing fetus. To date, most teratogen studies utilize pregnant rodents to determine compound teratogenicity in vivo. However, this is a low throughput approach that cannot easily meet the need for comprehensive high-volume teratogen assessment, a goal of the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, rodent and human development differ substantially, and therefore the use of assays using relevant human cells has utility. For these reasons, interest has recently focused on the use of human embryonic stem cells for teratogen assessment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181210/the-differences-in-ecgs-interpretation-in-top-level-athletes
#14
Agnieszka A Jakubiak, Krystyna Burkhard-Jagodzińska, Wojciech Król, Marcin Konopka, Dominik Bursa, Dariusz Sitkowski, Marek Kuch, Wojciech Braksator
BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Health in Poland recommends ECG- based cardiovascular screening in athletes, but so far, there is lack of guidelines on preparticipation assessment. We compared different criteria of ECG screening assessment in the group of top-level athletes. AIMS: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of ECG changes in athletes that necessitate further cardiological work-up according to three criteria in various age groups as well as to identify factors determining the occurrence of changes related and unrelated to the training...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181057/lipoprotein-a-in-nephrological-patients
#15
Bernd Hohenstein
In contrast to existing EAS/ESC guidelines on the management of lipid disorders, current recommendations from nephrological societies are very conservative and restrictive with respect to any escalation of lipid lowering/statin therapy. Furthermore, lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) - an established cardiovascular risk factor - has not even been mentioned. While a number of retrospective and prospective studies suggested that Lp(a) has relevant predictive value and might have - at least in stage-3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) - the same negative effects if draged along in non-CKD patients, there is no guidance on diagnostic or therapeutic procedures...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178516/chromatin-states-in-mouse-sperm-correlate-with-embryonic-and-adult-regulatory-landscapes
#16
Yoon Hee Jung, Michael E G Sauria, Xiaowen Lyu, Manjinder S Cheema, Juan Ausio, James Taylor, Victor G Corces
The mammalian sperm genome is thought to lack substantial information for the regulation of future expression after fertilization. Here, we show that most promoters in mouse sperm are flanked by well-positioned nucleosomes marked by active histone modifications. Analysis of these modifications suggests that many enhancers and super-enhancers functional in embryonic and adult tissues are already specified in sperm. The sperm genome is bound by CTCF and cohesin at sites that are also present in round spermatids and embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176010/clinical-potentials-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Cristina Mora, Marialaura Serzanti, Antonella Consiglio, Maurizio Memo, Patrizia Dell'Era
Aging, injuries, and diseases can be considered as the result of malfunctioning or damaged cells. Regenerative medicine aims to restore tissue homeostasis by repairing or replacing cells, tissues, or damaged organs, by linking and combining different disciplines including engineering, technology, biology, and medicine. To pursue these goals, the discipline is taking advantage of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), a peculiar type of cell possessing the ability to differentiate into every cell type of the body. Human PSCs can be isolated from the blastocysts and maintained in culture indefinitely, giving rise to the so-called embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
February 8, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174238/functional-characterisation-of-cis-regulatory-elements-governing-dynamic-eomes-expression-in-the-early-mouse-embryo
#18
Claire S Simon, Damien J Downes, Matthew E Gosden, Jelena Telenius, Douglas R Higgs, Jim R Hughes, Ita Costello, Elizabeth K Bikoff, Elizabeth J Robertson
The T-box transcription factor (TF) Eomes is a key regulator of cell fate decisions during early mouse development. The cis-acting regulatory elements that direct expression in the anterior visceral endoderm (AVE), primitive streak (PS) and definitive endoderm (DE) have yet to be defined. Here, we identified three gene-proximal enhancer-like sequences (PSE_a, PSE_b and VPE) that faithfully activate tissue specific expression in transgenic embryos. However, targeted deletion experiments demonstrate that PSE_a and PSE_b are dispensable and only the VPE is required for optimal Eomes expression in vivo Embryos lacking this enhancer display variably penetrant defects in anterior-posterior axis orientation and DE formation...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170184/regeneration-of-articular-cartilage-by-human-esc-derived-mesenchymal-progenitors-treated-sequentially-with-bmp-2-and-wnt5a
#19
Jason D Gibson, Michael B O'Sullivan, Farhang Alaee, David N Paglia, Ryu Yoshida, Rosa M Guzzo, Hicham Drissi
The success of cell-based therapies to restore joint cartilage requires an optimal source of reparative progenitor cells and tight control of their differentiation into a permanent cartilage phenotype. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) has been extensively shown to promote mesenchymal cell differentiation into chondrocytes in vitro and in vivo. Conversely, developmental studies have demonstrated decreased chondrocyte maturation by Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 5A (Wnt5a). Thus, we hypothesized that treatment of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived chondroprogenitors with BMP-2 followed by Wnt5a may control the maturational progression of these cells into a hyaline-like chondrocyte phenotype...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170171/directing-the-differentiation-of-parthenogenetic-stem-cells-into-tenocytes-for-tissue-engineered-tendon-regeneration
#20
Wei Liu, Lu Yin, Xingrong Yan, Jihong Cui, Wenguang Liu, Yang Rao, Mei Sun, Qi Wei, Fulin Chen
Uniparental parthenogenesis yields pluripotent stem cells without the political and ethical concerns surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) for biomedical applications. In the current study, we hypothesized that parthenogenetic stem cells (pSCs) could be directed to differentiate into tenocytes and applied for tissue-engineered tendon. We showed that pSCs displayed fundamental properties similar to those of ESCs, including pluripotency, clonogenicity, and self-renewal capacity. pSCs spontaneously differentiated into parthenogenetic mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which were positive for mesenchymal stem cell surface markers and possessed osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic potential...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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