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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330957/behavioral-correlates-of-cranial-muscle-functional-morphology
#1
Adam Hartstone-Rose, Sharlene E Santana
This issue of the Anatomical Record is the first of a two-volume set that focuses on new investigations into behavioral correlates of muscle functional morphology. Much of the research on functional morphology and adaptation to specific functional niches focuses on the shapes of hard-tissues-bones and teeth. Investigations into soft-tissue anatomy tend to be predominantly descriptive with only brief allusion to ontogenetic or evolutionary origins of structures. When muscles are included in analyses of functional systems, their function tends to be oversimplified-usually considered a simple force vector connecting two osteological points, with the force treated as a constant derived from some simple calculation of muscle size...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328867/glioma-stem-cell-niches-in-human-glioblastoma-are-periarteriolar
#2
Vashendriya V V Hira, Diana A Aderetti, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Survival of primary brain tumor (glioblastoma) patients is seriously hampered by glioma stem cells (GSCs) that are distinct therapy-resistant self-replicating pluripotent cancer cells. GSCs reside in GSC niches, which are specific protective microenvironments in glioblastoma tumors. We have recently found that GSC niches are hypoxic periarteriolar, whereas in most studies, GSC niches are identified as hypoxic perivascular. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the literature on perivascular GSC niches to establish whether these are periarteriolar, pericapillary, perivenular, and/or perilymphatic...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326537/total-ossicular-replacement-prosthesis-a-new-fat-interposition-technique
#3
Issam Saliba, Valérie Sabbah, Jackie Bibeau Poirier
Objective: To compare audiometric results between the standard total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP-S) and a new fat interposition total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP-F) in pediatric and adult patients and to assess the complication and the undesirable outcome. Study design: This is a retrospective study. Methods: This study included 104 patients who had undergone titanium implants with TORP-F and 54 patients who had undergone the procedure with TORP-S between 2008 and 2013 in our tertiary care centers...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321693/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-lose-their-functional-properties-after-paclitaxel-treatment
#4
Franziska Münz, Ramon Lopez Perez, Thuy Trinh, Sonevisay Sisombath, Klaus-Josef Weber, Patrick Wuchter, Jürgen Debus, Rainer Saffrich, Peter E Huber, Nils H Nicolay
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an integral part of the bone marrow niche and aid in the protection, regeneration and proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells after exposure to myelotoxic taxane anti-cancer agents, but the influence of taxane compounds on MSCs themselves remains incompletely understood. Here, we show that bone marrow-derived MSCs are highly sensitive even to low concentrations of the prototypical taxane compound paclitaxel. While MSCs remained metabolically viable, they were strongly impaired regarding both their proliferation and their functional capabilities after exposure to paclitaxel...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317122/directly-injected-native-bone-marrow-stem-cells-cannot-incorporate-into-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury
#5
Azadeh Babaei, Azam Katoonizadeh, Azam Ranjbar, Mahmood Naderi, Naser Ahmadbeigi
The paucity of liver donation highlights the use of cell-based strategies for end-stage liver failure. We recently showed that bone marrow-derived aggregates (BMDAs) can completely restore the hematopoietic system in gamma-irradiated mice. These aggregates are stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow (BM), composed of both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic lineages. Furthermore, reports showed that resident BM cells migrate to the liver and integrate themselves into the tissue in small numbers. Hence, we hypothesized that direct delivery of BMDAs to the damaged liver might enhance the integration of BM cells in the liver because of its stemness property, intact BM architecture, the physical proximity of these niche-like structures to the damaged sites and the existence of liver paracrine factors...
January 6, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312564/azacitidine-combined-with-the-selective-flt3-kinase-inhibitor-crenolanib-disrupts-stromal-protection-and-inhibits-expansion-of-residual-leukemia-initiating-cells-in-flt3-itd-aml-with-concurrent-epigenetic-mutations
#6
Anne-Kathrin Garz, Saskia Wolf, Sonja Grath, Verena Gaidzik, Stefan Habringer, Binje Vick, Martina Rudelius, Christoph Ziegenhain, Sylvia Herold, Marie-Theresa Weickert, Martha Smets, Christian Peschel, Robert A J Oostendorp, Sebastian Bultmann, Irmela Jeremias, Christian Thiede, Konstanze Döhner, Ulrich Keller, Katharina S Götze
Effectively targeting leukemia-initiating cells (LIC) in FLT3-ITD-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is crucial for cure. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have limited impact as single agents, failing to eradicate LIC in the bone marrow. Using primary AML samples and a patient-derived xenograft model, we investigated whether combining the FLT3-selective TKI crenolanib with the hypomethylating agent azacitidine (AZA) eliminates FLT3-ITD LIC and whether efficacy of this combination depends on co-existing mutations...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311715/the-bone-marrow-niche-in-mds-and-mgus-implications-for-aml-and-mm
#7
REVIEW
Irene M Ghobrial, Alexandre Detappe, Kenneth C Anderson, David P Steensma
Several haematological malignancies, including multiple myeloma (MM) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), have well-defined precursor states that precede the development of overt cancer. MM is almost always preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and at least a quarter of all patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have disease that evolves into AML. In turn, MDS are frequently anteceded by clonal haematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). The acquisition of additional genetic and epigenetic alterations over time clearly influences the increasingly unstable and aggressive behaviour of neoplastic haematopoietic clones; however, perturbations in the bone-marrow microenvironment are increasingly recognized to have key roles in initiating and supporting oncogenesis...
January 9, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311669/adipocyte-activated-oxidative-and-er-stress-pathways-promote-tumor-survival-in-bone-via-upregulation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-and-survivin
#8
Mackenzie K Herroon, Erandi Rajagurubandara, Jonathan D Diedrich, Elisabeth I Heath, Izabela Podgorski
Metastatic tumor cells engage the local tumor microenvironment and activate specific pro-survival mechanisms to thrive and progress in the harsh bone marrow niche. Here we show that the major contributors to the survival of carcinoma cells that have colonized the bone marrow are the adipocyte-induced oxidative stress and ER stress pathways. We demonstrate that upon exposure to adipocyte-rich environments in vitro or in vivo, bone-trophic prostate and breast tumor cells upregulate the oxidative stress enzyme, HO-1...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311623/basal-p53-expression-is-indispensable-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-integrity
#9
Siddaraju V Boregowda, Veena Krishnappa, Jacqueline Strivelli, Christopher L Haga, Cori N Booker, Donald G Phinney
Marrow-resident mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) serve as a functional component of the perivascular niche that regulates hematopoiesis. They also represent the main source of bone formed in adult bone marrow, and their bifurcation to osteoblast and adipocyte lineages plays a key role in skeletal homeostasis and aging. Although the tumor suppressor p53 also functions in bone organogenesis, homeostasis, and neoplasia, its role in MSCs remains poorly described. Herein, we examined the normal physiological role of p53 in primary MSCs cultured under physiologic oxygen levels...
January 8, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304342/chewing-through-roots-how-leukemia-invades-and-disrupts-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#10
Owen J Tamplin
The bone marrow (BM) niche is a complex microenvironment that supports healthy hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) throughout life. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Duarte et al. (2018) reveal the spatio-temporal progress of leukemic cells as they invade and occupy the niche, ultimately outcompeting native HSCs.
January 4, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303078/molecular-adjuvants-based-on-plasmids-encoding-protein-aggregation-domains-affect-bone-marrow-niche-homeostasis
#11
Maria Giovanna Sabbieti, Giovanna Lacava, Andrea Amaroli, Luigi Marchetti, Roberta Censi, Piera Di Martino, Dimitrios Agas
BACKGROUND: During last years, DNA vaccine immunogenicity has been optimized by the employment of co-stimulatory molecules and molecular adjuvants. It has been reported that plasmid (pATRex), encompassing the DNA sequence for the von Willebrand A (vWA/A) domain of the Anthrax Toxin Receptor-1 (ANTXR-1, alias TEM8, Tumor Endothelial Marker 8), acts as strong immune adjuvant by inducing formation of insoluble intracellular aggregates. Markedly, we faced with upsetting findings regarding the safety of pATRex as adjuvant since the aggregosome formation prompted to osteopenia in mice...
January 5, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299255/evolution-of-a-complex-phenotype-with-biphasic-ontogeny-contribution-of-development-versus-function-and-climatic-variation-to-skull-modularity-in-toads
#12
Monique Nouailhetas Simon, Gabriel Marroig
The theory of morphological integration and modularity predicts that if functional correlations among traits are relevant to mean population fitness, the genetic basis of development will be molded by stabilizing selection to match functional patterns. Yet, how much functional interactions actually shape the fitness landscape is still an open question. We used the anuran skull as a model of a complex phenotype for which we can separate developmental and functional modularity. We hypothesized that functional modularity associated to functional demands of the adult skull would overcome developmental modularity associated to bone origin at the larval phase because metamorphosis would erase the developmental signal...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297738/periarteriolar-glioblastoma-stem-cell-niches-express-bone-marrow-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niche-proteins
#13
Vashendriya V V Hira, Jill R Wormer, Hala Kakar, Barbara Breznik, Britt van der Swaan, Renske Hulsbos, Wikky Tigchelaar, Zbynek Tonar, Mohammed Khurshed, Remco J Molenaar, Cornelis J F Van Noorden
In glioblastoma, a fraction of malignant cells consists of therapy-resistant glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) residing in protective niches that recapitulate hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niches in bone marrow. We have previously shown that HSC niche proteins stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), osteopontin (OPN), and cathepsin K (CatK) are expressed in hypoxic GSC niches around arterioles in five human glioblastoma samples. In HSC niches, HSCs are retained by binding of SDF-1α and OPN to their receptors CXCR4 and CD44, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296956/quantification-and-three-dimensional-microanatomical-organization-of-the-bone-marrow
#14
REVIEW
Cesar Nombela-Arrieta, Markus G Manz
Bone marrow (BM) constitutes one of the largest organs in mice and humans, continuously generating, in a highly regulated manner, red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells that together form the majority of cells of the body. In this review, we provide a quantitative overview of BM cellular composition, we summarize emerging knowledge on its structural organization and cellular niches, and we argue for the need of multidimensional approaches such as recently developed imaging techniques to uncover the complex spatial logic that underlies BM function in health and disease...
February 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296903/osteomacs-interact-with-megakaryocytes-and-osteoblasts-to-regulate-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function
#15
Safa F Mohamad, Linlin Xu, Joydeep Ghosh, Paul J Childress, Irushi Abeysekera, Evan R Himes, Hao Wu, Marta B Alvarez, Korbin M Davis, Alexandra Aguilar-Perez, Jung Min Hong, Angela Bruzzaniti, Melissa A Kacena, Edward F Srour
Networking between hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and cells of the hematopoietic niche is critical for stem cell function and maintenance of the stem cell pool. We characterized calvariae-resident osteomacs (OMs) and their interaction with megakaryocytes to sustain HSC function and identified distinguishing properties between OMs and bone marrow (BM)-derived macrophages. OMs, identified as CD45+F4/80+ cells, were easily detectable (3%-5%) in neonatal calvarial cells. Coculture of neonatal calvarial cells with megakaryocytes for 7 days increased OM three- to sixfold, demonstrating that megakaryocytes regulate OM proliferation...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296780/interleukin-6-levels-predict-event-free-survival-in-pediatric-aml-and-suggest-a-mechanism-of-chemotherapy-resistance
#16
Alexandra M Stevens, Jennifer M Miller, Jaime O Munoz, Amos S Gaikwad, Michele S Redell
The tumor microenvironment can protect cancer cells from conventional anticancer therapies. Thus, targeting these protective mechanisms could eradicate therapy-resistant cancer cells and improve outcomes. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) provides extrinsic protection for several solid tumors and multiple myeloma. In pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML), IL-6-induced STAT3 signaling frequently becomes stronger at relapse, and increases in IL-6-induced STAT3 activity are associated with inferior survival after relapse...
August 8, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296751/a-novel-cxcr4-antagonist-igg1-antibody-pf-06747143-for-the-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies
#17
Shu-Hui Liu, Yin Gu, Bernadette Pascual, Zhengming Yan, Max Hallin, Cathy Zhang, Conglin Fan, Wenlian Wang, Justine Lam, Mary E Spilker, Rolla Yafawi, Eileen Blasi, Brett Simmons, Nanni Huser, Wei-Hsien Ho, Kevin Lindquist, Thomas-Toan Tran, Jyothirmayee Kudaravalli, Jing-Tyan Ma, Gretchen Jimenez, Ishita Barman, Colleen Brown, Sherman Michael Chin, Maria J Costa, David Shelton, Tod Smeal, Valeria R Fantin, Flavia Pernasetti
The chemokine receptor CXCR4 is highly expressed and associated with poor prognosis in multiple malignancies. Upon engagement by its ligand, CXCL12, CXCR4 triggers intracellular signaling pathways that control trafficking of cells to tissues where the ligand is expressed, such as the bone marrow (BM). In hematologic cancers, CXCR4-driven homing of malignant cells to the BM protective niche is a key mechanism driving disease and therapy resistance. We developed a humanized CXCR4 immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) antibody (Ab), PF-06747143, which binds to CXCR4 and inhibits CXCL12-mediated signaling pathways, as well as cell migration...
June 27, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295547/3d-printed-structures-filled-with-carbon-fibers-and-functionalized-with-mesenchymal-stem-cell-conditioned-media-as-in-vitro-cell-niches-for-promoting-chondrogenesis
#18
Josefa Predestinación García-Ruíz, Andrés Díaz Lantada
In this study, we present a novel approach towards the straightforward, rapid, and low-cost development of biomimetic composite scaffolds for tissue engineering strategies. The system is based on the additive manufacture of a computer-designed lattice structure or framework, into which carbon fibers are subsequently knitted or incorporated. The 3D-printed lattice structure acts as support and the knitted carbon fibers perform as driving elements for promoting cell colonization of the three-dimensional construct...
December 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288431/thymus-colonization-who-how-how-many
#19
REVIEW
Andreas Krueger
De novo generation of T cells depends on continual colonization of the thymus by bone marrow-derived progenitors. Thymus seeding progenitors (TSPs) constitute a heterogeneous population comprising multipotent and lineage-restricted cell types. Entry into the thymic microenvironment is tightly controlled and recent quantitative studies have revealed that the adult murine thymus only contains approximately 160 niches to accommodate TSPs. Of these niches only about 6% are open for seeding on average at steady-state...
December 29, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284013/creating-a-stem-cell-niche-in-the-inner-ear-using-self-assembling-peptide-amphiphiles
#20
Akihiro J Matsuoka, Zafar A Sayed, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Eric J Berns, Anil R Wadhwani, Zachery D Morrissey, Duncan M Chadly, Shun Kobayashi, Alexandra N Edelbrock, Tomoji Mashimo, Charles A Miller, Tammy L McGuire, Samuel I Stupp, John A Kessler
The use of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for regeneration of the spiral ganglion will require techniques for promoting otic neuronal progenitor (ONP) differentiation, anchoring of cells to anatomically appropriate and specific niches, and long-term cell survival after transplantation. In this study, we used self-assembling peptide amphiphile (PA) molecules that display an IKVAV epitope (IKVAV-PA) to create a niche for hESC-derived ONPs that supported neuronal differentiation and survival both in vitro and in vivo after transplantation into rodent inner ears...
2017: PloS One
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