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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149196/easy-xeno-free-and-feeder-free-method-for-isolating-and-growing-limbal-stromal-and-epithelial-stem-cells-of-the-human-cornea
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Djida Ghoubay-Benallaoua, Céline de Sousa, Raphaël Martos, Gaël Latour, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Elisabeth Dupin, Vincent Borderie
Epithelial and stromal stem cells are required to maintain corneal transparency. The aim of the study was to develop a new method to isolate and grow both corneal stromal (SSC) and epithelial limbal (LSC) stem cells from small human limbal biopsies under culture conditions in accordance with safety requirements mandatory for clinical use in humans. Superficial limbal explants were retrieved from human donor corneo-scleral rims. Human limbal cells were dissociated by digestion with collagenase A, either after epithelial scraping or with no scraping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147115/effects-of-aminoglycoside-antibiotics-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell-viability-during-differentiation-in-vitro
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Divya S Varghese, Shama Parween, Mustafa T Ardah, Bright Starling Emerald, Suraiya A Ansari
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are being used extensively in array of studies to understand different mechanisms such as early human embryogenesis, drug toxicity testing, disease modeling, and cell replacement therapy. The protocols for the directed differentiation of hESCs towards specific cell types often require long-term cell cultures. To avoid bacterial contamination, these protocols include addition of antibiotics such as pen-strep and gentamicin. Although aminoglycosides, streptomycin, and gentamicin have been shown to cause cytotoxicity in various animal models, the effect of these antibiotics on hESCs is not clear...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145603/accuracy-of-next-generation-sequencing-for-molecular-diagnosis-in-patients-with-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome
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John Hoon Rim, Seung-Tae Lee, Heon Yung Gee, Byung Joo Lee, Jong Rak Choi, Hye Won Park, Sueng-Han Han, Jinu Han
Importance: Infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is a group of disorders presenting with genetic and clinical heterogeneities that have challenged the genetic and clinical diagnoses of INS. Precise molecular diagnosis in early infancy may result in more accurate genetic counseling and improved patient management. Objective: To assess the accuracy of genomic data from next-generation sequencing (NGS) and phenotypic data to enhance the definitive diagnosis of INS. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center retrospective case series was conducted in 48 unrelated, consecutive patients with INS, with or without associated ocular or systemic conditions, who underwent genetic testing between June 1, 2015, and January 31, 2017...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141824/inhibition-of-neurogenesis-in-a-case-of-marburg-variant-multiple-sclerosis
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Celia Oreja-Guevara, Ulises Gómez-Pinedo, Julia García-López, Rafael Sánchez-Sánchez, Roberto Valverde-Moyano, Alberto Rabano-Gutierrez, Jordi A Matías-Guiu, Ines González-Suárez, Jorge Matías-Guiu
INTRODUCTION: Neural stem cells (NSC) are located essentially in the subventricular zone (SVZ), subgranular zone (SGZ), and along the central canal of the spinal cord. These cells can proliferate in vitro and differentiate into neurons, oligodendrocytes, and astroglia, thus contributing to repair in multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a pathological study to analyse neurogenic response in a patient with Marburg variant MS. METHODS: We present the case of a 27-year-old immunocompetent patient with Marburg variant MS, a fulminant form of the disease...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141678/novel-functions-of-lhx2-and-pax6-in-the-developing-telencephalon-revealed-upon-combined-loss-of-both-genes
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Geeta Godbole, Achira Roy, Ashwin S Shetty, Shubha Tole
Patterning of the telencephalic neuroepithelium is a tightly regulated process controlled by transcription factors and signalling molecules. The cortical primordium is flanked by two signalling centres, the hem medially, and the antihem laterally. The hem induces the formation of the hippocampus in adjacent neuroepithelium. Therefore, the position of the hem defines the position of the hippocampus in the brain. The antihem is positioned at the boundary between the dorsal and ventral telencephalon and proposed to provide patterning cues during development...
November 15, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139614/human-dental-stem-cell-derived-transgene-free-ipscs-generate-functional-neurons-via-embryoid-body-mediated-and-direct-induction-methods
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Ikbale El Ayachi, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Ying Zou, Zongdong Yu, Wei Wei, Kristen M S O'Connell, George T-J Huang
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) give rise to neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs), serving as a good source for neural regeneration. Here, we established transgene-free (TF) iPSCs from dental stem cells (DSCs) and determined their capacity to differentiate into functional neurons in vitro. Generated TF iPSCs from stem cells of apical papilla (SCAP) and dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) underwent two methods -- embryoid body (EB)-mediated and direct induction, to guide TF-DSC iPSCs along with H9 or H9 Syn-GFP (human embryonic stem cells) into functional neurons in vitro...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134074/requirement-of-pax6-for-the-integration-of-guidance-cues-in-cell-migration
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Miguel Arocena, Ann M Rajnicek, Jon Martin Collinson
The intricate patterns of cell migration that are found throughout development are generated through a vast array of guidance cues. Responding integratively to distinct, often conflicting, migratory signals is probably crucial for cells to reach their correct destination. Pax6 is a master transcription factor with key roles in neural development that include the control of cell migration. In this study, we have investigated the ability of cells derived from cortical neurospheres from wild-type (WT) and Pax6(-/-) mouse embryos to integrate diverging guidance cues...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132503/gyrification-of-the-cerebral-cortex-requires-fgf-signaling-in-the-mammalian-brain
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Naoyuki Matsumoto, Yohei Shinmyo, Yoshie Ichikawa, Hiroshi Kawasaki
Although it has been believed that the evolution of cortical folds was a milestone, allowing for an increase in the number of neurons in the cerebral cortex, the mechanisms underlying the formation of cortical folds are largely unknown. Here we show regional differences in the expression of fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) in the developing cerebral cortex of ferrets even before cortical folds are formed. By taking the advantage of our in utero electroporation technique for ferrets, we found that cortical folding was impaired in the ferret cerebral cortex when FGF signaling was inhibited...
November 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128818/comparison-of-2d-and-3d-neural-induction-methods-for-the-generation-of-neural-progenitor-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Abinaya Chandrasekaran, Hasan X Avci, Anna Ochalek, Lone N Rösingh, Kinga Molnár, Lajos László, Tamás Bellák, Annamária Téglási, Krisztina Pesti, Arpad Mike, Phetcharat Phanthong, Orsolya Bíró, Vanessa Hall, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Karl-Heinz Krause, Julianna Kobolák, András Dinnyés
Neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are frequently induced using 3D culture methodologies however, it is unknown whether spheroid-based (3D) neural induction is actually superior to monolayer (2D) neural induction. Our aim was to compare the efficiency of 2D induction with 3D induction method in their ability to generate NPCs, and subsequently neurons and astrocytes. Neural differentiation was analysed at the protein level qualitatively by immunocytochemistry and quantitatively by flow cytometry for NPC (SOX1, PAX6, NESTIN), neuronal (MAP2, TUBB3), cortical layer (TBR1, CUX1) and glial markers (SOX9, GFAP, AQP4)...
October 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127590/body-mass-index-diet-and-exercise-testing-possible-linkages-to-breast-cancer-risk-via-dna-methylation
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Arielle S Gillman, Casey K Gardiner, Claire E Koljack, Angela D Bryan
PURPOSE: To examine DNA methylation as a mechanism linking diet, physical activity, weight status, and breast cancer risk. METHODS: Insufficiently active women of varying weight status, without a history of cancer, completed a maximal exercise test, clinical measurement of height and weight, and a dietary intake measure. They also provided blood samples, which were analyzed to ascertain average methylation of candidate genes related to breast cancer (BRCA1, RUNX3, GALNT9, and PAX6) and inflammation (TLR4 and TLR6)...
November 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112933/hyperinsulinemia-induced-pax6-expression-promotes-endometrial-epithelial-cell-proliferation-via-negatively-modulating-p27-signaling
#11
Xue-Rong Zheng, Xia Pan, Jin Zhang, Xin Cao
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is thought to involve hyperinsulinism (insulin resistance, IR) and high prevalence of endometrial epithelial hyperplasia, but how these two pathologies are synergistically regulated in endometrial epithelial cells remains largely unknown. Here, we report a key role for the transcription factor PAX6 in the modulation of PCOS-induced endometrial epithelial proliferation. PAX6 was significantly induced in the endometrial tissues from PCOS patients, and this induction, regulated upstream by high levels of insulin, was closely correlated to the pathogenesis of IR in endometrial epithelial cells...
November 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106686/the-identification-of-pivotal-transcriptional-factors-mediating-cell-responses-to-drugs-with-drug-induced-liver-injury-liabilities
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Falgun Shah, Alex Medvedev, Anne Mai Wassermann, Marian Brodney, Liying Zhang, Sergei Makarov, Robert V Stanton
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a leading cause of drug attrition during drug development and a common reason for drug withdrawal from the market. The poor predictability of conventional animal-based approaches (Olson et al. 2000) necessitates the development of alternative testing approaches. Body of evidence associates DILI with the induction of stress-response genes in the liver cells (Yuan and Kaplowitz 2013). Here, we set out to identify signal transduction pathways predominantly involved in the regulation of gene transcription by DILI drugs...
November 2, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105388/in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-like-cells-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-a-combination-of-dorsomorphin-xav939-and-a8301
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Zahra Valizadeh-Arshad, Ebrahim Shahbazi, Shiva Hashemizadeh, Azadeh Moradmand, Meyssam Jangkhah, Sahar Kiani
OBJECTIVES: Motor neuron differentiation from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is a goal of regenerative medicine to provide cell therapy as treatments for diseases that damage motor neurons. Most protocols lack adequate efficiency in generating functional motor neurons. However, small molecules present a new approach to overcome this challenge. The aim of this research is to replace morphogen factors with a cocktail of efficient, affordable small molecules for effective, low cost motor neuron differentiation...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102934/regional-immunoreactivity-of-pax6-in-the-neurogenic-zone-after-chronic-prenatal-hypoxia
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Keumyoung So, Yoonyoung Chung, Sun-Kyoung Yu, Yonghyun Jun
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neurogenesis is a complex process to generate new neurons from neural progenitor cells. Neural progenitor cells are observed in two principal neurogenic regions of the forebrain, the subventricular zone and the subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. The cerebral cortex also plays a role as the neurogenic zone under hypoxic conditions. Hypoxia has many effects on neurogenesis, but the effect of chronic prenatal hypoxia on paired box 6 (Pax6), a protein that plays an important role in neurogenesis, has not been studied in vivo...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093634/valproic-acid-induces-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-expression-during-cortical-development
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Ki Chan Kim, Chang Soon Choi, Edson Luck T Gonzales, Darine Froy N Mabunga, Sung Hoon Lee, Se Jin Jeon, Ram Hwangbo, Minha Hong, Jong Hoon Ryu, Seol-Heui Han, Geon Ho Bahn, Chan Young Shin
The valproic acid (VPA)-induced animal model is one of the most widely utilized environmental risk factor models of autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remains an insurmountable challenge among neurodevelopmental disorders due to its heterogeneity, unresolved pathological pathways and lack of treatment. We previously reported that VPA-exposed rats and cultured rat primary neurons have increased Pax6 expression during post-midterm embryonic development which led to the sequential upregulation of glutamatergic neuronal markers...
October 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090051/fmnl2-with-functions-related-to-the-cytoskeleton-is-partially-regulated-by-pax6
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Elham Ghorbanpour, Parvin Pasalar, Shahin Yazdani, Hamidreza Moazzeni, Elahe Elahi
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess whether the transcription factor PAX6 affects transcription of FMNL2. PAX6 is a transcription factor with significant roles in development of the eye and eye-related functions. FMNL2 encodes a member of the formin family of proteins and has roles in polymerization of actin and features of the cytoskeleton. The state of the cytoskeleton affects the flow of aqueous humor, disruption of which is a cornerstone of glaucoma pathology. METHODS: Initially, bioinformatics were used extensively to identify FMNL2 as an appropriate candidate gene for possible targeting by PAX6...
October 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081736/human-ipsc-derived-cerebellar-neurons-from-a-patient-with-ataxia-telangiectasia-reveal-disrupted-gene-regulatory-networks
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Sam P Nayler, Joseph E Powell, Darya P Vanichkina, Othmar Korn, Christine A Wells, Refik Kanjhan, Jian Sun, Ryan J Taft, Martin F Lavin, Ernst J Wolvetang
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare genetic disorder caused by loss of function of the ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated kinase and is characterized by a predisposition to cancer, pulmonary disease, immune deficiency and progressive degeneration of the cerebellum. As animal models do not faithfully recapitulate the neurological aspects, it remains unclear whether cerebellar degeneration is a neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative phenotype. To address the necessity for a human model, we first assessed a previously published protocol for the ability to generate cerebellar neuronal cells, finding it gave rise to a population of precursors highly enriched for markers of the early hindbrain such as EN1 and GBX2, and later more mature cerebellar markers including PTF1α, MATH1, HOXB4, ZIC3, PAX6, and TUJ1...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079753/norrin-protects-optic-nerve-axons-from-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-glaucoma
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Stephanie A Leopold, Ludwig F Zeilbeck, Gregor Weber, Roswitha Seitz, Michael R Bösl, Herbert Jägle, Rudolf Fuchshofer, Ernst R Tamm, Andreas Ohlmann
Norrin is a secreted signaling molecule activating the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Since Norrin protects retinal neurons from experimental acute injury, we were interested to learn if Norrin attenuates chronic damage of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and their axons in a mouse model of glaucoma. Transgenic mice overexpressing Norrin in the retina (Pax6-Norrin) were generated and crossed with DBA/2J mice with hereditary glaucoma and optic nerve axonal degeneration. One-year old DBA/2J/Pax6-Norrin animals had significantly more surviving optic nerve axons than their DBA/2J littermates...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061165/sustained-endocrine-profiles-of-a-girl-with-wagr-syndrome
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Yui Takada, Yasunari Sakai, Yuki Matsushita, Kazuhiro Ohkubo, Yuhki Koga, Satoshi Akamine, Michiko Torio, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Chad A Shaw, Masayo Kagami, Toshiro Hara, Shouichi Ohga
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies and mental retardation (WAGR) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by heterozygous deletions of WT1 and PAX6 at chromosome 11p13. Deletion of BDNF is known eto be associated with hyperphagia and obesity in both humans and animal models; however, neuroendocrine and epigenetic profiles of individuals with WAGR syndrome remain to be determined. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with the typical phenotype of WAGR syndrome...
October 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050852/coop-seq-analysis-demonstrates-that-sox2-evokes-latent-specificities-in-the-dna-recognition-by-pax6
#20
Caizhen Hu, Vikas Malik, Yiming Kenny Chang, Veeramohan Veerapandian, Yogesh Srivastava, Yong-Heng Huang, Linlin Hou, Vlad Cojocaru, Gary D Stormo, Ralf Jauch
Sox2 and Pax6 co-regulate genes in neural lineages and the lens by forming a ternary complex likely facilitated allosterically through DNA. We used the quantitative and scalable cooperativity-by-sequencing (Coop-seq) approach to interrogate Sox2/Pax6 dimerization on a DNA library where five positions of the Pax6 half-site were randomized yielding 1024 cooperativity factors. Consensus positions normally required for the high-affinity DNA binding by Pax6 need to be mutated for effective dimerization with Sox2...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
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