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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107746/induced-differentiation-of-human-gingival-fibroblasts-into-vsmc-like-cells
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Xuqian Liu, Jie Wang, Fusheng Dong, Hexiang Li, Yali Hou
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are major component of the vascular wall, and they play an essential role in maintaining the basic physiological function and stable structure of the vascular wall. In the present study, human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) were cultured and induced into VSMC-like cells in vitro to confirm that HGFs with properties of stem cells have the potential for differentiation. The epithelium isolated from patients was extracted from normal human gingiva consisting of epithelium and connective tissue...
January 17, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106095/modeling-stem-cell-myogenic-differentiation
#2
Rajiv S Deshpande, Alexander A Spector
The process of stem cell myogenesis (transformation into skeletal muscle cells) includes several stages characterized by the expression of certain combinations of myogenic factors. The first part of this process is accompanied by cell division, while the second part is mainly associated with direct differentiation. The mechanical cues are known to enhance stem cell myogenesis, and the paper focuses on the stem cell differentiation under the condition of externally applied strain. The process of stem cell myogenic differentiation is interpreted as the interplay among transcription factors, targeted proteins and strain-generated signaling molecule, and it is described by a kinetic multi-stage model...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105947/superpixel-based-segmentation-of-muscle-fibers-in-multi-channel-microscopy
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Binh P Nguyen, Hans Heemskerk, Peter T C So, Lisa Tucker-Kellogg
BACKGROUND: Confetti fluorescence and other multi-color genetic labelling strategies are useful for observing stem cell regeneration and for other problems of cell lineage tracing. One difficulty of such strategies is segmenting the cell boundaries, which is a very different problem from segmenting color images from the real world. This paper addresses the difficulties and presents a superpixel-based framework for segmentation of regenerated muscle fibers in mice. RESULTS: We propose to integrate an edge detector into a superpixel algorithm and customize the method for multi-channel images...
December 5, 2016: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104292/hepatic-prominin-1-expression-is-associated-with-biliary-fibrosis
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Marie V Nguyen, Jessica A Zagory, William H Dietz, Alex Park, Michael Fenlon, Menghan Zhao, Jiabo Xu, Ingrid Lua, Nirmala Mavila, Kenji Asahina, Kasper S Wang
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic biliary fibrosis, as seen with cholestatic liver injuries such as biliary atresia, is mechanistically distinct from fibrosis caused by hepatocyte toxicity. We previously demonstrated the expansion of cells expressing the stem/progenitor cell marker Prominin-1, within regions of developing fibrosis in biliary atresia. Thus, we hypothesized that Prominin-1 expression is biliary fibrosis-specific. METHODS: Gene expression of Prominin-1 was analyzed in adult mice undergoing either cholestatic bile duct ligation or hepatotoxic carbon tetrachloride administration by quantitative polymerase chair reaction...
January 16, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103510/exo-organoplasty-interventions-a-brief-review-of-past-present-and-future-directions-for-advance-heart-failure-management
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Waqas Nawaz, Farhan Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Wang Gang, Mengqi Yang, Xiaoqian Liao, Li Zhang, Awais Ullah Ihsan, Amjad Khan, Lei Han, Xiaohui Zhou
Heart failure (HF) is a debilitating disease in which abnormal function of the heart leads to imbalance of blood demand to tissues and organs. The pathogenesis of HF is very complex and various factors can contribute including myocardial infarction, ischemia, hypertension and genetic cardiomyopathies. HF is the leading cause of death and its prevalence is expected to increase in parallel with the population age. Different kind of therapeutic approaches including lifestyle modification, medication and pacemakers are used for HF patients in NYHA I-III functional class...
January 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098877/differentiation-of-osteoblast%C3%A2-like-cells-and-ectopic-bone-formation-induced-by-bone-marrow-stem-cells-transfected-with-chitosan-nanoparticles-containing-plasmid%C3%A2-bmp2-sequences
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Zhang Qing Hong, Liu Meng Tao, Zhang Xiao Bin
The present study investigated the efficiency of the use of chitosan nanoparticles containing plasmid‑bone morphogenetic protein 2 (pBMP2) sequences (CNPBs) to induce the differentiation of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) into osteoblast‑like cells that may be able to promote ectopic bone formation. pBMP2s were constructed, and chitosan nanoparticles were incubated with 50, 100 or 200 µg/ml pBMP2. BMSCs were collected from the tibiae and femurs of 6‑week old rats, cultured and treated with the CNPBs or 200 µg/ml pBMP2 as a positive control...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097749/positive-contrast-from-cells-labeled-with-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-quantitation-of-imaging-data
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Sergey Magnitsky, Jinjin Zhang, Djaudat Idiyatullin, Geetha Mohan, Michael Garwood, Nancy E Lane, Sharmila Majumdar
PURPOSE: Conventional T2 -weighted MRI produces a hypointense signal from iron-labeled cells, which renders quantification unfeasible. We tested a SWeep Imaging with Fourier Transformation (SWIFT) MRI pulse sequence to generate a quantifiable hyperintense signal from iron-labeled cells. METHODS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were labeled with different concentrations of iron oxide particles and examined for cell viability, proliferation, and differentiation. The SWIFT sequence was optimized to detect and quantify the amount of iron in the muscle tissue after injection of iron oxide solution and iron-labeled MSCs...
January 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096508/papers-of-note-in-nature-541-7636
#8
Nancy R Gough
This week's articles feature molecular mechanisms controlling metastasis, insights into heart and skeletal muscle regeneration, details of how to engineer a stomach from human stem cells, and the key role for a mechanosensitive channel in controlling respiration.
January 17, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094257/pten-is-necessary-for-the-quiescence-and-maintenance-of-adult-muscle-stem-cells
#9
Feng Yue, Pengpeng Bi, Chao Wang, Tizhong Shan, Yaohui Nie, Timothy L Ratliff, Timothy P Gavin, Shihuan Kuang
Satellite cells (SCs) are myogenic stem cells required for regeneration of adult skeletal muscles. A proper balance among quiescence, activation and differentiation is essential for long-term maintenance of SCs and their regenerative function. Here we show a function of Pten (phosphatase and tensin homologue) in quiescent SCs. Deletion of Pten in quiescent SCs leads to their spontaneous activation and premature differentiation without proliferation, resulting in depletion of SC pool and regenerative failure...
January 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078807/traumatized-muscle-derived-multipotent-progenitor-cells-recruit-endothelial-cells-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-action
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Heidi R H Supanc, Shannon Gorman, Rocky S Tuan
Traumatized muscle, such as that debrided from blast injury sites, is considered a promising and convenient tissue source for multipotent progenitor cells (MPCs), a population of adult mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like cells. The present study aimed to assess the regenerative therapeutic potential of human traumatized muscle-derived MPCs, e.g., for injury repair in the blast-traumatized extremity, by comparing their pro-angiogenic potential in vitro and capillary recruitment activity in vivo to those of MSCs isolated from human bone marrow, a widely-used tissue source...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078070/stem-cells-and-tissue-niche-two-faces-of-the-same-coin-of-muscle-regeneration
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Bianca Maria Scicchitano, Gigliola Sica, Antonio Musarò
Capacity of adult muscle to regenerate in response to injury stimuli represents an important homeostatic process. Regeneration is a highly coordinated program that partially recapitulates the embryonic developmental program. However, muscle regeneration is severely compromised in several pathological conditions. It is likely that the restricted tissue repair program under pathological conditions is due to either progressive loss of stem cell populations or to missing signals that limit the damaged tissues to efficiently activate a regenerative program...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077052/examinations-of-a-new-long-term-degradable-electrospun-polycaprolactone-scaffold-in-three-rat-abdominal-wall-models
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Hanna Jangö, Søren Gräs, Lise Christensen, Gunnar Lose
Alternative approaches to reinforce native tissue in reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse are warranted. Tissue engineering combines the use of a scaffold with the regenerative potential of stem cells and is a promising new concept in urogynecology. Our objective was to evaluate whether a newly developed long-term degradable polycaprolactone scaffold could provide biomechanical reinforcement and function as a scaffold for autologous muscle fiber fragments. We performed a study with three different rat abdominal wall models where the scaffold with or without muscle fiber fragments was placed (1) subcutaneously (minimal load), (2) in a partial defect (partial load), and (3) in a full-thickness defect (heavy load)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071739/sox10-adult-stem-cells-contribute-to-biomaterial-encapsulation-and-microvascularization
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Dong Wang, Aijun Wang, Fan Wu, Xuefeng Qiu, Ye Li, Julia Chu, Wen-Chin Huang, Kang Xu, Xiaohua Gong, Song Li
Implanted biomaterials and biomedical devices generally induce foreign body reaction and end up with encapsulation by a dense avascular fibrous layer enriched in extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts/myofibroblasts are thought to be the major cell type involved in encapsulation, but it is unclear whether and how stem cells contribute to this process. Here we show, for the first time, that Sox10(+) adult stem cells contribute to both encapsulation and microvessel formation. Sox10(+) adult stem cells were found sparsely in the stroma of subcutaneous loose connective tissues...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070746/boundary-cap-neural-crest-stem-cells-promote-survival-of-mutant-sod1-motor-neurons
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Tanya Aggarwal, Jan Hoeber, Patrik Ivert, Svitlana Vasylovska, Elena N Kozlova
ALS is a devastating disease resulting in degeneration of motor neurons (MNs) in the brain and spinal cord. The survival of MNs strongly depends on surrounding glial cells and neurotrophic support from muscles. We previously demonstrated that boundary cap neural crest stem cells (bNCSCs) can give rise to neurons and glial cells in vitro and in vivo and have multiple beneficial effects on co-cultured and co-implanted cells, including neural cells. In this paper, we investigate if bNCSCs may improve survival of MNs harboring a mutant form of human SOD1 (SOD1(G93A)) in vitro under normal conditions and oxidative stress and in vivo after implantation to the spinal cord...
January 9, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069694/myocardial-tissue-engineering-with-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-a-native-like-high-resolution-3-dimensionally-printed-scaffold
#15
Ling Gao, Molly Kupfer, Jangwook Jung, Libang Yang, Patrick Zhang, Yong Sie, Quyen Tran, Visar Ajeti, Brian Freeman, Vladimir Fast, Paul Campagnola, Brenda Ogle, Jianyi Zhang
RATIONALE: Conventional three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques cannot produce structures of the size at which individual cells interact. OBJECTIVE: Here, we used multiphoton-excited, 3-dimensional printing (MPE-3DP) to generate a native-like, extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold with submicron resolution, and then seeded the scaffold with cardiomyocytes (CMs), smooth-muscle cells (SMCs), and endothelial cells (ECs) that had been differentiated from human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to generate a human, iPSC-derived cardiac muscle patch (hCMP), which was subsequently evaluated in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI)...
January 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067271/praja1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-promotes-skeletal-myogenesis-through-degradation-of-ezh2-upon-p38%C3%AE-activation
#16
Silvia Consalvi, Arianna Brancaccio, Alessandra Dall'Agnese, Pier Lorenzo Puri, Daniela Palacios
Polycomb proteins are critical chromatin modifiers that regulate stem cell differentiation via transcriptional repression. In skeletal muscle progenitors Enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2), the catalytic subunit of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), contributes to maintain the chromatin of muscle genes in a repressive conformation, whereas its down-regulation allows the progression through the myogenic programme. Here, we show that p38α kinase promotes EZH2 degradation in differentiating muscle cells through phosphorylation of threonine 372...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065360/intracavernous-injection-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cells-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Tugba Cengiz, Ecem Kaya, Didem Yilmaz Oral, Isil Ozakca, Nur Bayatli, Arzu Zeynep Karabay, Tugba Altun Ensari, Tuna Karahan, Enis Yilmaz, Serap Gur
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) worsens in men with diabetes. Human umbilical cord blood (HUCB), because of its widespread availability and low immunogenicity, is a valuable source for stem cell-based therapies. AIM: To determine the effect of intracavernous injection of HUCB mononuclear cells (MNCs) on ED in rats with diabetes induced by streptozotocin. METHODS: Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into three groups: (i) control, (ii) diabetes induced by streptozotocin (35 mg/kg intravenously for 8 weeks), and (iii) diabetic rats treated with MNCs (1 × 10(6) cells by intracavernosal injection)...
January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065356/erratum-to-implanted-muscle-derived-stem-cells-ameliorate-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes-but-their-repair-capacity-is-impaired-by-their-prior-exposure-to-the-diabetic-milieu
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061348/exosomal-small-talk-carries-strong-messages-from-muscle-stem-cells
#19
Janelle M Spinazzola, Emanuela Gussoni
Exosome-dependent intercellular communication is an emerging signaling mechanism involved in tissue repair and regeneration. Now in this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Fry et al. (2016) show that muscle stem cells communicate with fibrogenic cells by exosomal trafficking of microRNA-206 to regulate extracellular matrix deposition and muscle tissue remodeling.
January 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060852/contribution-of-vascular-cells-to-neointimal-formation
#20
Falei Yuan, Dong Wang, Kang Xu, Jixian Wang, Zhijun Zhang, Li Yang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Song Li
The de-differentiation and proliferation of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are widely accepted as the major contributor to vascular remodeling. However, recent studies indicate that vascular stem cells (VSCs) also play an important role, but their relative contribution remains to be elucidated. In this study, we used genetic lineage tracing approach to further investigate the contribution of SMCs and VSCs to neointimal thickening in response to endothelium denudation injury or artery ligation. In vitro and in vivo analysis of MYH11-cre/Rosa-loxP-RFP mouse artery showed that SMCs proliferated at a much slower rate than non-SMCs...
2017: PloS One
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