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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761977/concomitant-differentiation-of-a-population-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-into-neuron-like-cells-and-schwann-cell-like-cells-in-a-slow-flow-microfluidic-device
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Poornapriya Ramamurthy, Joshua B White, Joong Yull Park, Richard I Hume, Fumi Ebisu, Flor Mendez, Shuichi Takayama, Kate F Barald
BACKGROUND: To send meaningful information to the brain, an inner ear cochlear implant (CI) must become closely coupled to as large and healthy a population of remaining Spiral Ganglion Neurons (SGN) as possible. Inner ear gangliogenesis depends on macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a directionally attractant neurotrophic cytokine made by both Schwann and supporting cells (Bank et al., 2012). MIF-induced mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC)-derived "neurons" could potentially substitute for lost or damaged SGN...
October 19, 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757480/-intracochlear-drug-delivery-in-combination-with-cochlear-implants-current-aspects
#2
S K Plontke, G Götze, T Rahne, A Liebau
Local drug application to the inner ear offers a number of advantages over systemic delivery. Local drug therapy currently encompasses extracochlear administration (intratympanic injection); intracochlear administration, particularly for gene and stem cell therapy; as well as various combinations with auditory neurosensory prostheses, either evaluated in preclinical or clinical studies, or off-label. To improve rehabilitation with cochlear implants (CI), one focus is the development of drug-releasing electrode carriers, e...
October 18, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755610/bmi1-loss-in-the-organ-of-corti-results-in-p16ink4a-upregulation-and-reduced-cell-proliferation-of-otic-progenitors-in-vitro
#3
Mohamed Bassiouni, Aurélie Dos Santos, Hasan X Avci, Hubert Löwenheim, Marcus Müller
The mature mammalian organ of Corti does not regenerate spontaneously after injury, mainly due to the absence of cell proliferation and the depletion of otic progenitors with age. The polycomb gene B lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog (Bmi1) promotes proliferation and cell cycle progression in several stem cell populations. The cell cycle inhibitor p16ink4a has been previously identified as a downstream target of Bmi1. In this study, we show that Bmi1 is expressed in the developing inner ear. In the organ of Corti, Bmi1 expression is temporally regulated during embryonic and postnatal development...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709784/morin-hydrate-promotes-inner-ear-neural-stem-cell-survival-and-differentiation-and-protects-cochlea-against-neuronal-hearing-loss
#4
Qiang He, Zhanwei Jia, Ying Zhang, Xiumin Ren
We aimed to investigate the effect of morin hydrate on neural stem cells (NSCs) isolated from mouse inner ear and its potential in protecting neuronal hearing loss. 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and bromodeoxyuridine incorporation assays were employed to assess the effect of morin hydrate on the viability and proliferation of in vitro NSC culture. The NSCs were then differentiated into neurons, in which neurosphere formation and differentiation were evaluated, followed by neurite outgrowth and neural excitability measurements in the subsequent in vitro neuronal network...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607106/modulation-of-wnt-signaling-enhances-inner-ear-organoid-development-in-3d-culture
#5
Rachel E DeJonge, Xiao-Ping Liu, Christopher R Deig, Stefan Heller, Karl R Koehler, Eri Hashino
Stem cell-derived inner ear sensory epithelia are a promising source of tissues for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness. We recently demonstrated how to generate inner ear sensory epithelia, designated as inner ear organoids, from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in a self-organizing 3D culture. Here we improve the efficiency of this culture system by elucidating how Wnt signaling activity can drive the induction of otic tissue. We found that a carefully timed treatment with the potent Wnt agonist CHIR99021 promotes induction of otic vesicles-a process that was previously self-organized by unknown mechanisms...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600399/contributions-of-mouse-and-human-hematopoietic-cells-to-remodeling-of-the-adult-auditory-nerve-after-neuron-loss
#6
Hainan Lang, Eishi Nishimoto, Yazhi Xing, LaShardai N Brown, Kenyaria V Noble, Jeremy L Barth, Amanda C LaRue, Kiyoshi Ando, Bradley A Schulte
The peripheral auditory nerve (AN) carries sound information from sensory hair cells to the brain. The present study investigated the contribution of mouse and human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to cellular diversity in the AN following the destruction of neuron cell bodies, also known as spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). Exposure of the adult mouse cochlea to ouabain selectively killed type I SGNs and disrupted the blood-labyrinth barrier. This procedure also resulted in the upregulation of genes associated with hematopoietic cell homing and differentiation, and provided an environment conducive to the tissue engraftment of circulating stem/progenitor cells into the AN...
October 4, 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568193/the-unique-electrical-properties-in-an-extracellular-fluid-of-the-mammalian-cochlea-their-functional-roles-homeostatic-processes-and-pathological-significance
#7
REVIEW
Fumiaki Nin, Takamasa Yoshida, Seishiro Sawamura, Genki Ogata, Takeru Ota, Taiga Higuchi, Shingo Murakami, Katsumi Doi, Yoshihisa Kurachi, Hiroshi Hibino
The cochlea of the mammalian inner ear contains an endolymph that exhibits an endocochlear potential (EP) of +80 mV with a [K(+)] of 150 mM. This unusual extracellular solution is maintained by the cochlear lateral wall, a double-layered epithelial-like tissue. Acoustic stimuli allow endolymphatic K(+) to enter sensory hair cells and excite them. The positive EP accelerates this K(+) influx, thereby sensitizing hearing. K(+) exits from hair cells and circulates back to the lateral wall, which unidirectionally transports K(+) to the endolymph...
October 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536218/epigenetic-dna-demethylation-causes-inner-ear-stem-cell-differentiation-into-hair-cell-like-cells
#8
Yang Zhou, Zhengqing Hu
The DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor 5-azacytidine (5-aza) causes genomic demethylation to regulate gene expression. However, it remains unclear whether 5-aza affects gene expression and cell fate determination of stem cells. In this study, 5-aza was applied to mouse utricle sensory epithelia-derived progenitor cells (MUCs) to investigate whether 5-aza stimulated MUCs to become sensory hair cells. After treatment, MUCs increased expression of hair cell genes and proteins. The DNA methylation level (indicated by percentage of 5-methylcytosine) showed a 28...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474107/evaluation-of-nestin-expression-in-the-developing-and-adult-mouse-inner-ear
#9
Cynthia L Chow, Parul Trivedi, Madeline P Pyle, Jacob T Matulle, Robert Fettiplace, Samuel P Gubbels
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the capacity to proliferate and form mature tissue-specific cell types. Nestin is an intermediate filament protein used to identify cells with stem cell characteristics. Its expression has been observed in a population of cells in developing and adult cochleae. In vitro studies using rodent cochlear tissue have documented the potential of nestin-expressing cells to proliferate and form hair and supporting cells. In this study, nestin coupled to green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic mice were used to provide a more complete characterization of the spatial and temporal expression of nestin in the inner ear, from organogenesis to adulthood...
October 1, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402757/single-cell-analysis-delineates-a-trajectory-toward-the-human-early-otic-lineage
#10
Megan Ealy, Daniel C Ellwanger, Nina Kosaric, Andres P Stapper, Stefan Heller
Efficient pluripotent stem cell guidance protocols for the production of human posterior cranial placodes such as the otic placode that gives rise to the inner ear do not exist. Here we use a systematic approach including defined monolayer culture, signaling modulation, and single-cell gene expression analysis to delineate a developmental trajectory for human otic lineage specification in vitro. We found that modulation of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and WNT signaling combined with FGF and retinoic acid treatments over the course of 18 days generates cell populations that develop chronological expression of marker genes of non-neural ectoderm, preplacodal ectoderm, and early otic lineage...
July 26, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215798/functional-development-of-mechanosensitive-hair-cells-in-stem-cell-derived-organoids-parallels-native-vestibular-hair-cells
#11
Xiao-Ping Liu, Karl R Koehler, Andrew M Mikosz, Eri Hashino, Jeffrey R Holt
Inner ear sensory epithelia contain mechanosensitive hair cells that transmit information to the brain through innervation with bipolar neurons. Mammalian hair cells do not regenerate and are limited in number. Here we investigate the potential to generate mechanosensitive hair cells from mouse embryonic stem cells in a three-dimensional (3D) culture system. The system faithfully recapitulates mouse inner ear induction followed by self-guided development into organoids that morphologically resemble inner ear vestibular organs...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108805/planar-cell-polarity-pcp-proteins-and-spermatogenesis
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REVIEW
Haiqi Chen, C Yan Cheng
In adult mammalian testes, spermatogenesis is comprised of several discrete cellular events that work in tandem to support the transformation and differentiation of diploid spermatogonia to haploid spermatids in the seminiferous epithelium during the seminiferous epithelial cycle. These include: self-renewal of spermatogonial stem cells via mitosis and their transformation into differentiated spermatogonia, meiosis I/II, spermiogenesis and the release of sperms at spermiation. Studies have shown that these cellular events are under precise and coordinated controls of multiple proteins and signaling pathways...
November 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27099197/culture-conditions-have-an-impact-on-the-maturation-of-traceable-transplantable-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-otic-progenitor-cells
#13
Nesrine Abboud, Arnaud Fontbonne, Isabelle Watabe, Alain Tonetto, Jean Michel Brezun, François Feron, Azel Zine
The generation of replacement inner ear hair cells (HCs) remains a challenge and stem cell therapy holds the potential for developing therapeutic solutions to hearing and balance disorders. Recent developments have made significant strides in producing mouse otic progenitors using cell culture techniques to initiate HC differentiation. However, no consensus has been reached as to efficiency and therefore current methods remain unsatisfactory. In order to address these issues, we compare the generation of otic and HC progenitors from embryonic stem (ES) cells in two cell culture systems: suspension vs...
April 21, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27032944/induction-of-inner-ear-hair-cells-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-vitro
#14
Masahide Yoshikawa, Yukiteru Ouji
Inner ear hair cells (HCs) function as the primary transducers for perception of sound and balance, while a defect in their formation or their loss results in sensory deficits. In mammals, once HCs are lost, they are not regenerated, and thus, various medical strategies have been proposed for their reproduction. Although embryonic stem (ES) cells are a promising source for cell therapy, little is known about efficient generation of hair cell-like cells (HCLs) from mouse ES cells. In the present protocol, we describe a simple method for obtaining ES-derived murine HCLs (HIST2 method)...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27012759/effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-mouse-cochlear-neural-stem-cells-involvement-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#15
Yubo Zhang, Qiang He, Jinhui Dong, Zhanwei Jia, Fang Hao, Chunguang Shan
Since the majority of hearing impaired patients suffer from the significant loss of sensory hair cells and associated neurons, stem cell-based approaches hold great promise by replacing the damaged tissues in the ears. For instance, stem cells from the spiral ganglion could be isolated and expanded to regenerate neural structures of the inner ear. It is thus necessary to explore the potential procedures that may promote the proliferation and differentiation of such cochlear neural stem cells. In the present study, we study the effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a known antioxidant, for potential therapeutic use in NSC regeneration...
June 10, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27007652/transplantation-and-survival-of-mouse-inner-ear-progenitor-stem-cells-in-the-organ-of-corti-after-cochleostomy-of-hearing-impaired-guinea-pigs-preliminary-results
#16
L C M Barboza, K Lezirovitz, D B Zanatta, B E Strauss, R C Mingroni-Netto, J Oiticica, L A Haddad, R F Bento
In mammals, damage to sensory receptor cells (hair cells) of the inner ear results in permanent sensorineural hearing loss. Here, we investigated whether postnatal mouse inner ear progenitor/stem cells (mIESCs) are viable after transplantation into the basal turns of neomycin-injured guinea pig cochleas. We also examined the effects of mIESC transplantation on auditory functions. Eight adult female Cavia porcellus guinea pigs (250-350 g) were deafened by intratympanic neomycin delivery. After 7 days, the animals were randomly divided in two groups...
2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26915297/effects-of-genetic-correction-on-the-differentiation-of-hair-cell-like-cells-from-ipscs-with-myo15a-mutation
#17
J-R Chen, Z-H Tang, J Zheng, H-S Shi, J Ding, X-D Qian, C Zhang, J-L Chen, C-C Wang, L Li, J-Z Chen, S-K Yin, J-Z Shao, T-S Huang, P Chen, M-X Guan, J-F Wang
Deafness or hearing loss is a major issue in human health. Inner ear hair cells are the main sensory receptors responsible for hearing. Defects in hair cells are one of the major causes of deafness. A combination of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology with genome-editing technology may provide an attractive cell-based strategy to regenerate hair cells and treat hereditary deafness in humans. Here, we report the generation of iPSCs from members of a Chinese family carrying MYO15A c.4642G>A and c...
August 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26780605/initiating-differentiation-in-immortalized-multipotent-otic-progenitor-cells
#18
Jadali Azadeh, Zhichao Song, Alejandra S Laureano, Alana Toro-Ramos, Kelvin Kwan
Use of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) or embryonic stem cells (ESC) for cell replacement therapies holds great promise. Several limitations including low yields and heterogeneous populations of differentiated cells hinder the progress of stem cell therapies. A fate restricted immortalized multipotent otic progenitor (iMOP) cell line was generated to facilitate efficient differentiation of large numbers of functional hair cells and spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) for inner ear cell replacement therapies...
January 2, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26777425/olfactory-epithelium-neural-stem-cell-implantation-restores-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-rats
#19
Ya-Ping Xu, Xiao-Dong Shan, Yue-Yang Liu, Yu Pu, Cheng-Yu Wang, Qi-Lei Tao, Yue Deng, Yin Cheng, Jing-Ping Fan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to elucidate the restorative effects of olfactory epithelium neural stem cells (oe-NSCs) implantation on noise-induced hearing loss and establish their mechanism of action. METHODS: To model hearing loss, rats were subjected to consecutive seven-day noise exposure. Then, oe-NSCs were implanted into cochlear tissue by retroauricular approach. Auditory brainstem response (ABR) method was used to evaluate the hearing function. Immunohistochemical staining was utilized to determine cell survival and migration of oe-NSCs...
March 11, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26650771/the-mouse-round-window-approach-for-ototoxic-agent-delivery-a-rapid-and-reliable-technique-for-inducing-cochlear-cell-degeneration
#20
Shawn M Stevens, LaShardai N Brown, Paula C Ezell, Hainan Lang
Investigators have utilized a wide array of animal models and investigative techniques to study the mammalian auditory system. Much of the basic research involving the cochlea and its associated neural pathways entails exposure of model cochleae to a variety of ototoxic agents. This allows investigators to study the effects of targeted damage to cochlear structures, and in some cases, the self-repair or regeneration of those structures. Various techniques exist for delivery of ototoxic agents to the cochlea...
November 26, 2015: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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