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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788031/autologous-neurosensory-retinal-transplantation-for-unclosed-and-large-macular-holes
#1
Chun Ding, Shengguo Li, Jun Zeng
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the surgical technique and clinical outcome of autologous neurosensory retinal patch transplantation for recurrent large macular hole (MH)-induced retinal detachment after failed surgery with internal limiting membrane (ILM) removal or transplantation. METHODS: We reviewed 5 patients with recurrent MH-induced retinal detachment after failed surgeries with ILM removal or transplantation who underwent vitrectomy combined with autologous neurosensory retinal patch transplantations and were followed up over 6 months...
May 22, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782973/enhanced-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-regeneration-using-curcumin-alginate-hydrogels-in-vitro-evaluation
#2
Jong Ho Park, Eun Yeong Shin, Myeong Eun Shin, Min Joung Choi, Cristiano Carlomagno, Jeong Eun Song, Gilson Khang
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) plays a significant role in retaining structural integrity of eye. Factors such as reduction in cell regeneration due to aging and physical injury pose a major hurdle in RPE regeneration. In this study, we exploited the use of alginate (AGT) incorporated with Curcumin (CCI) forming a hydrogel based system CCI/AGT. The fabricated hydrogel could anchor RPE cell in it. In vitro cell analysis revealed that the CCI/AGT hydrogel shows good biocompatibility, enhanced cell growth ability and higher ECM formation compared to the pure AGT hydrogel...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782826/sheets-of-human-retinal-progenitor-transplants-improve-vision-in-rats-with-severe-retinal-degeneration
#3
Bin Lin, Bryce T McLelland, Anuradha Mathur, Robert B Aramant, Magdalene J Seiler
Loss of photoreceptors and other retinal cells is a common endpoint in retinal degenerate (RD) diseases that cause blindness. Retinal transplantation is a potential therapy to replace damaged retinal cells and improve vision. In this study, we examined the development of human fetal retinal sheets with or without their retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplanted to immunodeficient retinal degenerate rho S334ter-3 rats. Sheets were dissected from fetal human eyes (11-15.7 weeks gestation) and then transplanted to the subretinal space of 24-31 d old RD nude rats...
May 18, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774506/therapeutic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-the-treatment-of-eye-diseases
#4
C Randall Harrell, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Crissy Fellabaum, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Vladislav Volarevic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were, due to their immunomodulatory and pro-angiogenic characteristics, extensively explored as new therapeutic agents in cell-based therapy of uveitis, glaucoma, retinal and ocular surface diseases.Since it was recently revealed that exosomes play an important role in biological functions of MSCs, herewith we summarized current knowledge about the morphology, structure, phenotype and functional characteristics of MSC-derived exosomes emphasizing their therapeutic potential in the treatment of eye diseases...
May 18, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766041/report-on-the-national-eye-institute-s-audacious-goals-initiative-creating-a-cellular-environment-for-neuroregeneration
#5
Marie E Burns, Beth Stevens
The cellular environment of the CNS is non-permissive for growth and regeneration. In the retina, transplantation of stem cells has been limited by inefficient survival and integration into existing circuits. In November 2016, as part of the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI), a diverse collection of investigators gathered for a workshop devoted to articulating the gaps in knowledge, barriers to progress, and ideas for new approaches to understanding cellular environments within the retina and how these environments may be manipulated...
March 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760741/establishing-a-surgical-procedure-for-rhesus-epiretinal-scaffold-implantation-with-hipsc-derived-retinal-progenitors
#6
Ziming Luo, Kang Li, Kaijing Li, Bikun Xian, Ying Liu, Sijing Yang, Chaochao Xu, Zhigang Fan, Shoutao Lu, Haijun Zhang, Jian Ge
Background: To develop an effective surgical procedure for cellular scaffold epiretinal implantation in rhesus, facilitating subsequent epiretinal stem cell transplantation. Methods: Retinal progenitors were seeded onto a poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) scaffold. First, the cellular scaffolds were delivered by 18G catheter or retinal forceps into rabbit epiretinal space ( n = 50). Then, the cell survival rate was evaluated by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8). Second, three methods of scaffold fixation, including adhesion after gas-liquid exchange ( n = 1), tamponade by hydrogel ( n = 1), and fixation by retinal tacks ( n = 4), were performed in rhesus monkeys...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747357/-research-on-the-effect-of-biological-glue-on-augmenting-the-viscosity-of-tissue-engineering-retinal-nerve-scaffolds
#7
K J Li, S J Yang, K Li, Y T Wei, J Zhuang, Y H Zhuo, J Ge
Objective: To evaluate the adhesion effect of tissue engineering retinal nerve scaffolds modified with biological glue. Methods: Experimental study. To fabricate a biological glue by blending laminin, collagen Ⅳ, entactin and HSPG(2) with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) buffer solution, scaffolds were then modified with the biological glue of various concentration levels (10 μl/cm(2), 20 μl/cm(2), 30 μl/cm(2) and 40 μl/cm(2)). The effects of various concentration levels glue on inducing scaffold adhesion were analyzed after 24 h...
April 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739345/atypical-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-as-the-first-presentation-of-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
#8
Panitha Jindahra, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, Pimjai Niparuck, Jariya Waisayarat, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Thanatporn Threetong, Purit Petpiroon, Tharikarn Sujirakul, Anuchit Poonyathalang, Kavin Vanikieti
BACKGROUND: POEMS syndrome is a plasma cell disorder, which clinically manifests from paraneoplastic syndrome: polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma cell disorder, and skin changes. The most common ocular manifestation is optic disc swelling, whereas other ocular manifestations; cystoid macular edema, serous macular detachment, venous sinus thrombosis, infiltrative orbitopathy, uveitis, neovascularization of the disc, peripapillary choroidal neovascularization and optic disc drusen, had also been reported...
May 8, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721998/cell-transplantation-for-retinal-degeneration-transition-from-rodent-to-nonhuman-primate-models
#9
Trevor J McGill, David J Wilson, Jonathan Stoddard, Lauren M Renner, Martha Neuringer
Transplantation of potentially therapeutic cells into the subretinal space is a promising prospective therapy for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In rodent models with photoreceptor degeneration, subretinal transplantation of cell suspensions has repeatedly been demonstrated to rescue behaviorally measured vision, maintain electrophysiological responses from the retina and the brain, and slow the degeneration of rod and cone photoreceptors for extended periods...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717657/bone-marrow-cd133-stem-cells-ameliorate-visual-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice-with-early-diabetic-retinopathy
#10
Liyuan Rong, Xianliang Gu, Jing Xie, Yuxiao Zeng, Qiyou Li, Siyu Chen, Ting Zou, Langyue Xue, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
Diabetic retinopathy (DR), one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, is characterized by neurovascular disorders. Emerging evidence has demonstrated retinal neurodegeneration in the early pathogenesis of DR, and no treatment has been developed to prevent the early neurodegenerative changes that precede detectable microvascular disorders. Bone marrow CD133+ stem cells with revascularization properties exhibit neuroregenerative potential. However, whether CD133+ cells can ameliorate the neurodegeneration at the early stage of DR remains unclear...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713644/the-therapeutic-effects-after-transplantation-of-whole-layer-olfactory-mucosa-in-rats-with-optic-nerve-injury
#11
Shun Gong, Hai Jin, Danfeng Zhang, Wei Zou, Chunhui Wang, Zhenxing Li, Rongbin Chen, Yan Dong, Lijun Hou
Background: Existing evidence suggests the potential therapy of transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) either alone or in combination with neurotrophic factors or other cell types in optic nerve injury (ONI). However, clinical use of autologous OEC in the acute stages of ONI is not possible. On the other hand, acute application of heterologous transplantation may bring the issue of immune rejection. The olfactory mucosa (OM) with OEC in the lamina propria layer is located in the upper region of the nasal cavity and is easy to dissect under nasal endoscopy, which makes it a candidate as autograft material in acute stages of ONI...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675776/pluripotent-stem-cells-for-retinal-tissue-engineering-current-status-and-future-prospects
#12
REVIEW
Ratnesh Singh, Oscar Cuzzani, François Binette, Hal Sternberg, Michael D West, Igor O Nasonkin
The retina is a very fine and layered neural tissue, which vitally depends on the preservation of cells, structure, connectivity and vasculature to maintain vision. There is an urgent need to find technical and biological solutions to major challenges associated with functional replacement of retinal cells. The major unmet challenges include generating sufficient numbers of specific cell types, achieving functional integration of transplanted cells, especially photoreceptors, and surgical delivery of retinal cells or tissue without triggering immune responses, inflammation and/or remodeling...
April 19, 2018: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675374/comparison-of-three-fluorescence-labeling-and-tracking-methods-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-laser-injured-retina
#13
Hui Shi, Xin-Rui Wang, Ming-Chao Bi, Wei Yang, Dan Wang, Hai-Le Liu, Ling-Ling Liang, Xiao-Hong Li, Qian Hao, Zhi-Hua Cui, E Song
AIM: To compare three kinds of fluorescent probes for in vitro labeling and in vivo tracking of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in a mouse model of laser-induced retinal injury. METHODS: EPCs were isolated from human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells and labeled with three different fluorescent probes: 5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester (CFSE), 1,1'-dilinoleyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindo-carbocyanine perchlorate linked acetylated low-density lipoprotein (DiI-AcLDL), and green fluorescent protein (GFP)...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664984/pilot-evaluation-of-a-new-surgical-technique-for-persistent-or-recurrent-large-macular-holes
#14
Vito Primavera, Teresa Centoducati, Luciana Agea, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Lea Querques, Giuseppe Querques
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe a new surgical technique for persistent or recurrent large macular holes (MHs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with recurrent or persistent large MHs following vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling were recruited between October and September 2017 in this pilot study. All patients underwent preoperative and postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp ophthalmoscopy, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
April 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625481/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-promote-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-after-transplant
#15
Suqian Wu, Kun-Che Chang, Michael Nahmou, Jeffrey L Goldberg
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to characterize whether induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) affect survival of grafted retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) after transplantation. Methods: For in vitro studies, human iPSCs were either directly cocultured with mouse RGCs or plated in hanging inserts in RGC cultures for 1 week. For ex vivo studies, RGCs and iPSCs were seeded onto the inner surface of an adult rat retina explant and cultured for 1 week. For in vivo studies, RGCs and iPSCs were intravitreally coinjected into an adult rat eye 1 week before examining retinas by explant and immunostaining...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625461/allogeneic-ipsc-derived-rpe-cell-graft-failure-following-transplantation-into-the-subretinal-space-in-nonhuman-primates
#16
Trevor J McGill, Jonathan Stoddard, Lauren M Renner, Ilhem Messaoudi, Kapil Bharti, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Andreas Lauer, David J Wilson, Martha Neuringer
Purpose: To characterize the intraocular immune response following transplantation of iPS-derived allogeneic RPE cells into the subretinal space of non-immune-suppressed rhesus macaques. Methods: GFP-labeled allogeneic iPS-derived RPE cells were transplanted into the subretinal space of one eye (n = 6), and into the contralateral eye 1 day to 4 weeks later, using a two-stage transretinal and transscleral approach. Retinas were examined pre- and post-surgery by color fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610856/natural-killer-cell-inhibition-by-hla-e-molecules-on-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#17
Sunao Sugita, Kenichi Makabe, Yuko Iwasaki, Shota Fujii, Masayo Takahashi
Purpose: To determine whether human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells (iPS-RPE) can suppress natural killer (NK) cell activation. Methods: iPS-RPE cells were cocultured with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) or purified NK cells from healthy donors after stimulation with cytokines. To confirm expression of NK cell-specific markers, flow cytometry and quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) were performed. NK cells (or PBMCs) cocultured with iPS-RPE cells were assessed for proliferation by Ki-67 expression with flow cytometry, and NK suppression by RPE cells was assessed for granzyme B production with ELISA...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576896/stem-cell-treatment-in-retinal-diseases-recent-developments
#18
REVIEW
Ayşe Öner
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells which have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into mature cells. They are highly proliferative, implying that an unlimited number of mature cells can be generated from a given stem cell source. On this basis, stem cell replacement therapy has been evaluated in recent years as an alternative for various pathologies. Degenerative retinal diseases cause progressive visual decline which originates from continuing loss of photoreceptor cells and outer nuclear layers...
February 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576875/current-advances-in-pharmacotherapy-and-technology-for-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Lei Lu, Ying Jiang, Ravindran Jaganathan, Yanli Hao
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is classically defined by its vascular lesions and damage in the neurons of the retina. The cellular and clinical elements of DR have many features of chronic inflammation. Understanding the individual cell-specific inflammatory changes in the retina may lead to novel therapeutic approaches to prevent vision loss. The systematic use of available pharmacotherapy has been reported as a useful adjunct tool to laser photocoagulation, a gold standard therapy for DR. Direct injections or intravitreal anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenesis agents are widely used pharmacotherapy to effectively treat DR and diabetic macular edema (DME)...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576452/ipscs-from-a-hibernator-provide-a-platform-for-studying-cold-adaptation-and-its-potential-medical-applications
#20
Jingxing Ou, John M Ball, Yizhao Luan, Tantai Zhao, Kiyoharu J Miyagishima, Yufeng Xu, Huizhi Zhou, Jinguo Chen, Dana K Merriman, Zhi Xie, Barbara S Mallon, Wei Li
Hibernating mammals survive hypothermia (<10°C) without injury, a remarkable feat of cellular preservation that bears significance for potential medical applications. However, mechanisms imparting cold resistance, such as cytoskeleton stability, remain elusive. Using the first iPSC line from a hibernating mammal (13-lined ground squirrel), we uncovered cellular pathways critical for cold tolerance. Comparison between human and ground squirrel iPSC-derived neurons revealed differential mitochondrial and protein quality control responses to cold...
March 20, 2018: Cell
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