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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307580/transplanted-donor-or-stem-cell-derived-cone-photoreceptors-can-both-integrate-and-undergo-material-transfer-in-an-environment-dependent-manner
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Paul V Waldron, Fabiana Di Marco, Kamil Kruczek, Joana Ribeiro, Anna B Graca, Claire Hippert, Nozie D Aghaizu, Aikaterini A Kalargyrou, Amanda C Barber, Guilia Grimaldi, Yanai Duran, Samuel J I Blackford, Magdalena Kloc, Debbie Goh, Eduardo Zabala Aldunate, Robert D Sampson, James W B Bainbridge, Alexander J Smith, Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, Jane C Sowden, Robin R Ali, Rachael A Pearson
Human vision relies heavily upon cone photoreceptors, and their loss results in permanent visual impairment. Transplantation of healthy photoreceptors can restore visual function in models of inherited blindness, a process previously understood to arise by donor cell integration within the host retina. However, we and others recently demonstrated that donor rod photoreceptors engage in material transfer with host photoreceptors, leading to the host cells acquiring proteins otherwise expressed only by donor cells...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284397/stem-progenitor-cells-and-biodegradable-scaffolds-in-the-treatment-of-retinal-degenerative-diseases
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Yuyao Wang, Dandan Zhang, Bingqiao Shen, Yi Zhang, Ping Gu
Visual impairment caused by retinal degeneration is primarily attributed to the irreversible degradation of retinal neurons or the adjacent retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). No efficient clinical therapies to restore or improve visual ability are currently available. Cell therapy has been touted as a promising strategy to overcome this challenge. Progenitor/stem cells may be obtained from both ocular and non-ocular tissues. The former mainly includes retinal progenitor cells (RPCs), whereas the latter comprises embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which have been utilized in stem cell replacement therapy studies ranging from proof-of-concept animal models to clinical trials in humans...
December 27, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273085/adult-human-periodontal-ligament-derived-stem-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-and-maintain-retinal-function-in-rcs-rats
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Li Huang, Zongyi Li, Haibin Tian, Weiguo Wang, Dawei Cui, Zhe Zhou, Xiao Chen, Herman S Cheung, Guo-Tong Xu, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Retinal degeneration (RD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting millions of people worldwide. Stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising therapy for retinal degenerative diseases. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of human periodontal ligament-derived stem cells (hPDLSCs) for intervention in the progress of this degeneration in the Royal College Surgeons (RCS) rat. METHODS: hPDLSCs were injected into the subretinal space of 3-week-old RCS rats...
December 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246287/long-term-pedf-release-in-rat-iris-and-retinal-epithelial-cells-after-sleeping-beauty-transposon-mediated-gene-delivery
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Laura Garcia-Garcia, Sergio Recalde, Maria Hernandez, Jaione Bezunartea, Juan Roberto Rodriguez-Madoz, Sandra Johnen, Sabine Diarra, Corinne Marie, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Zoltán Ivics, Daniel Scherman, Martina Kropp, Gabriele Thumann, Felipe Prosper, Patricia Fernandez-Robredo, Alfredo Garcia-Layana
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a potent antiangiogenic, neurotrophic, and neuroprotective molecule that is the endogenous inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the retina. An ex vivo gene therapy approach based on transgenic overexpression of PEDF in the eye is assumed to rebalance the angiogenic-antiangiogenic milieu of the retina, resulting in growth regression of choroidal blood vessels, the hallmark of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Here, we show that rat pigment epithelial cells can be efficiently transfected with the PEDF-expressing non-viral hyperactive Sleeping Beauty transposon system delivered in a form free of antibiotic resistance marker miniplasmids...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233750/fibrin-hydrogels-as-a-xenofree-and-rapidly-degradable-support-for-transplantation-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-monolayers
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Jarel K Gandhi, Zahid Manzar, Lori A Bachman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Travis Knudsen, Matthew Hill, Hannah Schmidt, Raymond Iezzi, Jose S Pulido, Alan D Marmorstein
Recent phase 1 trials of embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) derived RPE transplants for the treatment of macular degeneration have demonstrated the relative safety of this process. However, there is concern over clumping, thickening, folding, and wrinkling of the transplanted RPE. To deliver a flat RPE monolayer, current phase 1 trials are testing synthetic substrates for RPE transplantation. These substrates, however, cause localized inflammation and fibrosis in animal models due to long degradation times...
December 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226476/differences-in-the-activity-of-endogenous-bmp-signalling-impact-on-the-ability-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-differentiate-to-corneal-epithelial-like-cells
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Taty Anna Kamarudin, Sanja Bojic, Joseph Collin, Min Yu, Sameer Alharthi, Harley Buck, Alex Shortt, Lyle Armstrong, Francisco C Figueiredo, Majlinda Lako
Cornea is a clear outermost layer of the eye which enables transmission of light onto the retina. The transparent corneal epithelium is regenerated by limbal stem cells (LSCs), whose loss/dysfunction results in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). Ex vivo expansion of autologous LSCs obtained from patient's healthy eye followed by transplantation onto the LSCs damaged/deficient eye, has provided a successful treatment for unilateral LSCD. This however is not applicable to patient with total bilateral LSCD, where LSCs are lost/damaged from both eyes...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210941/combined-autologous-transplantation-of-neurosensory-retina-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-choroid-free-grafts
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Barbara Parolini, Dilraj S Grewal, Sajish J Pinackatt, Andrea Baldi, Attilio Di Salvatore, Gianluca Besozzi, Alessandro Finzi, Daniele Cardillo, Tamer H Mahmoud
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and initial functional and anatomical outcomes of transplanting a full-thickness free graft of choroid and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), along with neurosensory retina in advanced fibrosis and atrophy associated with end-stage exudative age-related macular degeneration with and without a concurrent refractory macular hole. METHODS: During vitrectomy, an RPE-choroidal and neurosensory retinal free graft was harvested in nine eyes of nine patients...
November 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210653/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-subpopulations-and-their-difference-in-cell-biology-and-effects-on-retinal-degeneration-in-rcs-rats
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L Wang, P Li, Y Tian, Z Li, C Lian, Q Ou, C Jin, F Gao, J-Y Xu, J Wang, F Wang, J Zhang, J Zhang, W Li, H Tian, L Lu, G-T Xu
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) are potential candidates for treating retinal degeneration (RD). To further study the biology and therapeutic effects of these cells, two hUC-MSC subpopulations, termed hUC-MSC1 and hUC-MSC2, were isolated by single-cell cloning method and their therapeutic functions were compared in RCS rat, a RD model. Although both subsets satisfied the basic requirements for hUC-MSCs, they were significantly different in morphology, proliferation rate, differentiation capacity, phenotype and gene expression...
December 5, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190980/transplanted-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-restore-retinal-function-in-a-rat-model-of-light-induced-retinal-damage-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress
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Langyue Xue, Yuxiao Zeng, Qiyou Li, Yijian Li, Zhengya Li, Haiwei Xu, Zhengqin Yin
There is still not an effective treatment for continuous retinal light exposure and subsequent photoreceptor degeneration. Olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) transplantation has been shown to be neuroprotective in spinal cord, and optic nerve injury and retinitis pigmentosa. However, whether OECs protect rat photoreceptors against light-induced damage and how this may work is unclear. Thus, to elucidate this mechanism, purified rat OECs were grafted into the subretinal space of a Long-Evans rat model with light-induced photoreceptor damage...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165406/-the-significance-of-fibroblasts-in-experimental-modeling-of-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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I P Khoroshilova-Maslova, N L Leparskaya, E A Vorotelyak, A V Vasiliev
AIM: to investigate the role of heterogeneous fibroblasts in the development of epiretinal membrane in eyes with modeled proliferative vitreoretinopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material for investigation were 6 eyes of 3 Chinchilla rabbits. Suspended fibroblasts (fibroblasts of the human skin - 200000 cells in 0.1 ml) were injected into the vitreous cavity via the pars plana. The animals were followed up for 1 month and then made out of the experiment. The eyes were enucleated and fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for routine histological examination...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153988/isolation-and-comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-human-fetal-and-ipsc-derived-cone-photoreceptor-cells
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Emily Welby, Jorn Lakowski, Valentina Di Foggia, Dimitri Budinger, Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, Aaron T L Lun, Michael Epstein, Aara Patel, Elisa Cuevas, Kamil Kruczek, Arifa Naeem, Federico Minneci, Mike Hubank, David T Jones, John C Marioni, Robin R Ali, Jane C Sowden
Loss of cone photoreceptors, crucial for daylight vision, has the greatest impact on sight in retinal degeneration. Transplantation of stem cell-derived L/M-opsin cones, which form 90% of the human cone population, could provide a feasible therapy to restore vision. However, transcriptomic similarities between fetal and stem cell-derived cones remain to be defined, in addition to development of cone cell purification strategies. Here, we report an analysis of the human L/M-opsin cone photoreceptor transcriptome using an AAV2/9...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152454/recent-advances-in-retinal-stem-cell-therapy
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Sujoy Bhattacharya, Rajashekhar Gangaraju, Edward Chaum
Purpose of review: Progress in stem cell research for blinding diseases over the past decade is now being applied to patients with retinal degenerative diseases and soon perhaps, glaucoma. However, the field still has much to learn about the conversion of stem cells into various retinal cell types, and the potential delivery methods that will be required to optimize the clinical efficacy of stem cells delivered into the eye. Recent findings: Recent groundbreaking human clinical trials have demonstrated both the opportunities and current limitations of stem cell transplantation for retinal diseases...
September 2017: Current Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130158/crispr-in-the-retina-evaluation-of-future-potential
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Galaxy Y Cho, Sally Justus, Jesse D Sengillo, Stephen H Tsang
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) has been gaining widespread attention for its ability for targeted genome surgery. In treating inherited retinal degenerations, gene therapies have had varied results; the ones effective in restoring eye sight are limited by transiency in its effect. Genome surgery, however, is a solution that could potentially provide the eye with permanent healthy cells. As retinal degenerations are irreversible and the retina has little regenerative potential, permanent healthy cells are vital for vision...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103970/detection-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-specific-antibody-in-ipsc-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-transplantation-models
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Sunao Sugita, Kenichi Makabe, Shota Fujii, Yuko Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Kamao, Takashi Shiina, Kazumasa Ogasawara, Masayo Takahashi
Antibody-mediated rejection is characterized by donor-specific antibody produced by B cells. However, to our knowledge, B cell invasion and antibody in the inflamed retina after transplantation of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells has not been reported. To determine if RPE transplantation could be performed using allografts, we established in vivo immune rejection models with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-RPE allografts and determined whether RPE-specific antibody could be detected in these models...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098663/antibiotics-reduce-retinal-cell-survival-in-vitro
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Amy E Lindsey, Ellen Townes-Anderson
Antibiotics such as gentamicin (an aminoglycoside) and penicillin (a beta-lactam antibiotic) are routinely used in retinal cell and explant cultures. In many cases, these in vitro systems are testing parameters regarding photoreceptor transplantation or preparing cells for transplantation. In vivo, milligram doses of gentamicin are neurotoxic to the retina. However, little is known about the effects of antibiotics to retina in vitro and whether smaller doses of gentamicin are toxic to retinal cells. To test toxicity, retinal cells were dissociated from tiger salamander, placed in culture, and treated with either 20 μg/ml gentamicin, 100 μg/ml streptomycin, 100 U/ml antibiotic/antimycotic, 0...
November 2, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063192/spectrum-of-retinal-abnormalities-in-renal-transplant-patients-using-chronic-low-dose-steroids
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Elon H C van Dijk, Darius Soonawala, Vera Rooth, Carel B Hoyng, Onno C Meijer, Aiko P J de Vries, Camiel J F Boon
PURPOSE: To assess the ophthalmological characteristics of asymptomatic patients with a renal transplant on chronic low-dose steroids for at least the last 2 years prior to examination. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. All patients underwent an extensive ophthalmological examination. RESULTS: Of the 37 included patients [25 male, 12 female; 59 ± 11 years (range, 38-77 years)] ophthalmological phenotyping revealed abnormalities in 22 patients (59%)...
October 23, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050186/-influent-factors-for-treating-procedure-of-cytomegalovirus-retinitis-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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H Miao, J Hou
Objective: To explore clinical and laboratory factors that influencing treating procedure of cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) after allogeneic bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: This is a retrospective case series study. A total of 9 CMVR patients (15 eyes) between January 2016 and March 2017 were included in this study. All patients received intravenous or oral ganciclovir, together with intravitreous injection of ganciclovir alone or combined with foscanet sodium. One day before the first injection, aqueous humor samples from the affected eyes were collected, and CMV-DNA and interleukin-8 (IL-8) level were examined...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047024/generation-of-photoreceptor-precursors-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Amy Q Lu, Colin J Barnstable
Embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation can be used to model development and to produce transplantable cells of the desired phenotype. ESCs can reproducibly generate retinal cells but the derivation of photoreceptor precursors is variable and depends on an array of exogenous factors and intrinsic cell-cell interactions. In this work, we have defined the use of exogenous signaling factors, dissociation, and adherent versus 3-dimensional (3D) conditions on the derivation of retinal cells from pluripotent mouse ESCs...
October 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025379/survival-and-migration-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-transplanted-in-the-injured-retina
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Hamid Aboutaleb Kadkhodaeian, Taki Tiraihi, Hamid Ahmadieh, Hossein Ziaei Ardakani, Narsis Daftarian, Taher Taheri
OBJECTIVES: Transplantation of stem cells is one of the approaches to treat retinal diseases. Our objective was to determine whether adipose-derived stem cell transplant can survive and migrate in the injured retina using a sodium iodate model for the pigmented retinal epithelium injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The adipose-derived stem cells were isolated from male albino Sprague-Dawley rats and labeled with DiI so as to track the transplants in the subretinal space...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979193/intraocular-injection-of-es-cell-derived-neural-progenitors-improve-visual-function-in-retinal-ganglion-cell-depleted-mouse-models
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Mundackal S Divya, Vazhanthodi A Rasheed, Tiffany Schmidt, Soundararajan Lalitha, Samer Hattar, Jackson James
Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) transplantation is a promising strategy to restore visual function resulting from irreversible RGC degeneration occurring in glaucoma or inherited optic neuropathies. We previously demonstrated FGF2 induced differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC) to RGC lineage, capable of retinal ganglion cell layer (GCL) integration upon transplantation. Here, we evaluated possible improvement of visual function by transplantation of ES cell derived neural progenitors in RGC depleted glaucoma mice models...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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