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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028112/the-role-of-declining-adaptive-homeostasis-in-ageing
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Laura C D Pomatto, Kelvin J A Davies
Adaptive homeostasis is, 'the transient expansion or contraction of the homeostatic range for any given physiological parameter in response to exposure to sub-toxic, non-damaging, signalling molecules or events, or the removal or cessation of such molecules or events (Davies, 2016a)." Adaptive homeostasis enables biological systems to make continuous short-term adjustments for optimal functioning despite ever-changing internal and external environments. Initiation of adaptation in response to an appropriate signal allows organisms to successfully cope with much greater, normally toxic, stresses...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027711/expansion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-electrospun-scaffolds-maintains-stemness-mechano-responsivity-and-differentiation-potential
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Su-Jin Heo, Spencer E Szczesny, Dong Hwa Kim, Kamiel S Saleh, Robert L Mauck
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great promise for regenerative therapies and tissue engineering applications given their multipotential differentiation capacity. However, MSC isolation and expansion are typically performed on super-physiologically stiff tissue culture plastic (TCP), which may alter their behavior and lead to unintended consequences upon implantation. In contrast, electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds possess physical and mechanical properties that are similar to that of native tissue. In this study, we investigated whether isolation and expansion of juvenile bovine MSCs directly onto electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds better preserves MSC phenotype and stemness compared to TCP...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027232/immune-recognition-of-irradiated-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Erik Wennerberg, Claire Vanpouille-Box, Sophia Bornstein, Takahiro Yamazaki, Sandra Demaria, Lorenzo Galluzzi
Ionizing irradiation has been extensively employed for the clinical management of solid tumors, with therapeutic or palliative intents, for decades. Until recently, radiation therapy (RT) was believed to mediate antineoplastic activity mostly (if not only) as a consequence of cancer cell-intrinsic effects. Indeed, the macromolecular damage imposed to malignant cells by RT initiates one or multiple signal transduction cascades that drive a permanent proliferative arrest (cellular senescence) or regulated cell death...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025896/high-throughput-single-molecule-telomere-characterization
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Jennifer McCaffrey, Eleanor Young, Katy Lassahn, Justin Sibert, Steven Pastor, Harold Riethman, Ming Xiao
We have developed a novel method that enables global subtelomere and haplotype-resolved analysis of telomere lengths at the single-molecule level. An in vitro CRISPR/Cas9 RNA-directed nickase system directs the specific labeling of human (TTAGGG)n DNA tracts in genomes that have also been barcoded using a separate nickase enzyme that recognizes a 7-bp motif genome-wide. High-throughput imaging and analysis of large DNA single molecules from genomes labeled in this fashion using a nanochannel array system permits mapping through subtelomere repeat element (SRE) regions to unique chromosomal DNA while simultaneously measuring the (TTAGGG)n tract length at the end of each large telomere-terminal DNA segment...
October 12, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024807/reactive-oxygen-species-enhance-mitochondrial-function-insulin-sensitivity-and-glucose-uptake-in-skeletal-muscle-of-senescence-accelerated-prone-mice-samp8
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Valentin Barquissau, Frédéric Capel, Dominique Dardevet, Christine Feillet-Coudray, Anne Gallinier, Marie-Agnès Chauvin, Jennifer Rieusset, Béatrice Morio
Whereas reactive oxygen species (ROS) can have opposite impacts on insulin signaling, they have mainly been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle. We analyzed the relationship between these three features in skeletal muscle of senescence accelerated mice (SAM) prone (P8), which are characterized by enhanced oxidative stress compared to SAM resistant (R1). Oxidative stress, ROS production, antioxidant system, mitochondrial content and functioning, as well as in vitro and in vivo insulin signaling were investigated in gastrocnemius and quadriceps muscles...
October 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024688/vitiligo-skin-exploring-the-dermal-compartment
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Daniela Kovacs, Emanuela Bastonini, Monica Ottaviani, Carlo Cota, Emilia Migliano, Maria Lucia Dell'Anna, Mauro Picardo
There is an increasing interest in the apparently normal skin in vitiligo. Altered expression of the adhesion molecule E-cadherin and persistent deregulated intracellular redox status that promotes the acquisition of a stress-induced senescent phenotype in melanocytes of normally pigmented skin from vitiligo patients have been described. Growing evidence has shown that such cellular and functional alterations are not necessarily restricted to melanocytes but may be extended to other cutaneous cell populations in both lesional and non-lesional areas...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024646/the-epstein-barr-virus-regulome-in-lymphoblastoid-cells
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Sizun Jiang, Hufeng Zhou, Jun Liang, Catherine Gerdt, Chong Wang, Liangru Ke, Stefanie C S Schmidt, Yohei Narita, Yijie Ma, Shuangqi Wang, Tyler Colson, Benjamin Gewurz, Guoliang Li, Elliott Kieff, Bo Zhao
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transforms B cells to continuously proliferating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs), which represent an experimental model for EBV-associated cancers. EBV nuclear antigens (EBNAs) and LMP1 are EBV transcriptional regulators that are essential for LCL establishment, proliferation, and survival. Starting with the 3D genome organization map of LCL, we constructed a comprehensive EBV regulome encompassing 1,992 viral/cellular genes and enhancers. Approximately 30% of genes essential for LCL growth were linked to EBV enhancers...
October 11, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024417/human-cd8-emra-t-cells-display-a-senescence-associated-secretory-phenotype-regulated-by-p38-mapk
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Lauren A Callender, Elizabeth C Carroll, Robert W J Beal, Emma S Chambers, Sussan Nourshargh, Arne N Akbar, Sian M Henson
Cellular senescence is accompanied by a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). We show here that primary human senescent CD8(+) T cells also display a SASP comprising chemokines, cytokines and extracellular matrix remodelling proteases that are unique to this subset and contribute to age-associated inflammation. We found the CD8(+) CD45RA(+) CD27(-) EMRA subset to be the most heterogeneous, with a population aligning with the naïve T cells and another with a closer association to the effector memory subset...
October 12, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022899/transplanted-human-p75-positive-stem-leydig-cells-replace-disrupted-leydig-cells-for-testosterone-production
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Min Zhang, Jiancheng Wang, Chunhua Deng, Mei Hua Jiang, Xin Feng, Kai Xia, Weiqiang Li, Xingqiang Lai, Haipeng Xiao, Ren-Shan Ge, Yong Gao, Andy Peng Xiang
Previous studies have demonstrated that rodent stem Leydig cell (SLC) transplantation can partially restore testosterone production in Leydig cell (LC)-disrupted or senescent animal models, which provides a promising approach for the treatment of hypogonadism. Here, we isolated human SLCs prospectively and explored the potential therapeutic benefits of human SLC transplantation for hypogonadism treatment. In adult human testes, p75 neurotrophin receptor positive (p75(+)) cells expressed the known SLC marker nestin, but not the LC lineage marker hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-3β (HSD3β)...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022893/mycn-contributes-to-the-malignant-characteristics-of-erythroleukemia-through-ezh2-mediated-epigenetic-repression-of-p21
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Li Liu, Feng Xu, Chun-Kang Chang, Qi He, Ling-Yun Wu, Zheng Zhang, Xiao Li
MYC proto-oncogene family including c-myc and n-myc (MYCN) are critical for normal cell development and tumorigenesis. Overexpression of c-myc causes acute erythroleukemia in vivo. However, the role of MYCN in acute erythroleukemia remains poorly understood. In this study, we found that the patients with erythroleukemia showed higher expression of MYCN than normal controls. In vitro experiments, knockdown of MYCN resulted in decreased cell proliferation, elevated autonomously cell apoptosis and increased P21-mediated cell senescence...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022209/therapeutic-doses-of-doxorubicin-induce-premature-senescence-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-menstrual-blood-bone-marrow-and-adipose-tissue
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Irina Kozhukharova, Victoria Zemelko, Zoya Kovaleva, Larisa Alekseenko, Olga Lyublinskaya, Nikolay Nikolsky
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anticancer drug with known activity against a wide spectrum of malignancies, hematologic malignancies in particular. Despite extensive clinical use, the mechanisms of its side effects and negative action on normal cells remain under study. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Dox on cultured human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from menstrual blood (eMSCs), bone marrow (BMSCs) and adipose tissue (AMSCs). Dox treatment in high doses decreased the survival of MSCs in a dose-dependent manner...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021796/potassium-in-the-grape-vitis-vinifera-l-berry-transport-and-function
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REVIEW
Suzy Y Rogiers, Zelmari A Coetzee, Rob R Walker, Alain Deloire, Stephen D Tyerman
K(+) is the most abundant cation in the grape berry. Here we focus on the most recent information in the long distance transport and partitioning of K(+) within the grapevine and postulate on the potential role of K(+) in berry sugar accumulation, berry water relations, cellular growth, disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance and mitigating senescence. By integrating information from several different plant systems we have been able to generate new hypotheses on the integral functions of this predominant cation and to improve our understanding of how these functions contribute to grape berry growth and ripening...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021613/uncoupling-oncogene-induced-senescence-ois-and-dna-damage-response-ddr-triggered-by-dna-hyper-replication-lessons-from-primary-mouse-embryo-astrocytes-mea
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Marcos Seoane, José A Costoya, Víctor M Arce
Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) is a complex process, in which activation of oncogenic signals during early tumorigenesis results in a high degree of DNA replication stress. The ensuing response to the DNA damage produces a permanent G1 arrest that prevents unlimited cell proliferation and lessens the development of tumours. However, despite the role of OIS in the proliferative arrest resulting from an activating oncogenic-lesion has obtained wide support, there is also evidence indicating that cells may overcome oncogene-induced senescence under some circumstances...
October 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020403/cardiac-and-systemic-rejuvenation-after-cardiosphere-derived-cell-therapy-in-senescent-rats
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Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian, Weixin Liu, Soraya Fereydooni, Ryan C Middleton, Jackelyn Valle, Jae Hyung Cho, Eduardo Marbán
Aim: The aim is to assess the effects of CDCs on heart structure, function, gene expression, and systemic parameters in aged rats. Diastolic dysfunction is characteristic of aged hearts. Cardiosphere-derived cell (CDC) therapy has exhibited several favourable effects on heart structure and function in humans and in preclinical models; however, the effects of CDCs on aging have not been evaluated. Methods and Results: We compared intra-cardiac injections of neonatal rat CDCs to vehicle (phosphate-buffered saline, PBS) in 21...
August 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019171/optimization-of-culture-conditions-for-rapid-clinical-scale-expansion-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Wankyu Choi, Soon-Jae Kwon, Hye Jin Jin, Sang Young Jeong, Soo Jin Choi, Wonil Oh, Yoon Sun Yang, Hong Bae Jeon, Eun Su Jeon
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have broad-spectrum therapeutic effects in various diseases, and thus have many clinical applications. However, it is difficult to produce sufficient numbers of MSCs for clinical use, and improved culture systems are required. Here, we report the effects of calcium (Ca(2+)) and hypoxia on the proliferation of human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs (hUCB-MSCs). In addition, we determined the optimal conditions of these two factors for the large-scale culture of hUCB-MSCs...
October 10, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018488/higher-resting-metabolic-rate-in-long-lived-breeding-ansell-s-mole-rats-fukomys-anselli
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Charlotte Katharina Maria Schielke, Hynek Burda, Yoshiyuki Henning, Jan Okrouhlík, Sabine Begall
BACKGROUND: Reproduction is an energetically expensive process that supposedly impairs somatic integrity in the long term, because resources are limited and have to be allocated between reproduction and somatic maintenance, as predicted by the life history trade-off model. The consequence of reduced investment in somatic maintenance is a gradual deterioration of function, i.e. senescence. However, this classical trade-off model gets challenged by an increasing number of contradicting studies...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018479/epigenetic-regulation-of-cellular-senescence-and-aging
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REVIEW
Corinne Sidler, Olga Kovalchuk, Igor Kovalchuk
Aging is characterized by functional decline of diverse organs and an increased risk for several diseases. Therefore, a high interest exists in understanding the molecular mechanisms that stimulate aging at all levels, from cells and tissues to organs and organisms, in order to develop ways to promote healthy aging. While many molecular and biochemical mechanisms are already understood in some detail, the role of changes in epigenetic regulation has only begun to be considered in recent years. The age-dependent global reduction in heterochromatin, along with site-specific changes in the patterns of DNA methylation and modification of histones, have been observed in several aging model systems...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018471/diverse-roles-of-ethylene-in-regulating-agronomic-traits-in-rice
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REVIEW
Cui-Cui Yin, He Zhao, Biao Ma, Shou-Yi Chen, Jin-Song Zhang
Gaseous hormone ethylene has diverse effects in various plant processes. These processes include seed germination, plant growth, senescence, fruit ripening, biotic and abiotic stresses responses, and many other aspects. The biosynthesis and signaling of ethylene have been extensively studied in model Arabidopsis in the past two decades. However, knowledge about the ethylene signaling mechanism in crops and roles of ethylene in regulation of crop agronomic traits are still limited. Our recent findings demonstrate that rice possesses both conserved and diverged mechanism for ethylene signaling compared with Arabidopsis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018245/transient-postnatal-overfeeding-causes-liver-stress-induced-premature-senescence-in-adult-mice
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Catherine Yzydorczyk, Na Li, Hassib Chehade, Dolores Mosig, Mickael Bidho, Basile Keshavjee, Jean Baptiste Armengaud, Katya Nardou, Benazir Siddeek, Mohamed Benahmed, Catherine Vergely, Umberto Simeoni
Unbalanced nutrition early in life is increasingly recognized as an important factor in the development of chronic, non-communicable diseases at adulthood, including metabolic diseases. We aimed to determine whether transient postnatal overfeeding (OF) leads to liver stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS) of hepatocytes in association with liver structure and hepatic function alterations. Litters sizes of male C57BL/6 mice were adjusted to 9 pups (normal feeding, NF) or reduced to 3 pups during the lactation period to induce transient postnatal OF...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017189/curcumin-affects-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-aging-through-tert-gene-expression
#20
Samaneh Pirmoradi, Ezzatollah Fathi, Raheleh Farahzadi, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Aging and losing cell survival is one of the main problems in cell therapy. Aging of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) is associated with a rise in intracellular reactive oxygen species, decrease in telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) expression and finally eroded telomere ends. Given that the production of free radicals in the aging process is effective, the use of antioxidants can help in scavenging free radicals and prevent the aging of cells. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of curcumin on proliferation, aging and TERT expression of rat adipose tissue-derived stem cells (rADSC)...
October 10, 2017: Drug Research
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