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Ips cells

Alexandra J Harvey, Carmel O'Brien, Jack Lambshead, John R Sheedy, Joy Rathjen, Andrew L Laslett, David K Gardner
Reprogramming somatic cells to a pluripotent cell state (induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells) requires reprogramming of metabolism to support cell proliferation and pluripotency, most notably changes in carbohydrate turnover that reflect a shift from oxidative to glycolytic metabolism. Some aspects of iPS cell metabolism differ from embryonic stem (ES) cells, which may reflect a parental cell memory, or be a consequence of the reprogramming process. In this study, we compared the metabolism of 3 human iPS cell lines to assess the fidelity of metabolic reprogramming...
2018: PloS One
Tingchao Mao, Chengquan Han, Ruizhi Deng, Biao Wei, Peng Meng, Yan Luo, Yong Zhang
Epigenetic modifications extensively occur in mammalian embryonic development and cell differentiation process. They play an essential role in the reprogramming of nuclei during somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and subsequent in vitro embryonic development. Recently, SCNT embryos have been verified to contain a subnormal level of histone H3K4 dimethylation (H3K4me2) in contrast to in vitro fertilized embryos. This finding suggested that increasing H3K4me2 levels may ameliorate the aberrant development of cloned embryos...
March 15, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Amy E Campbell, Sean C Shadle, Sujatha Jagannathan, Jong-Won Lim, Rebecca Resnick, Rabi Tawil, Silvère M van der Maarel, Stephen J Tapscott
The DUX4 transcription factor is encoded by a retrogene embedded in each unit of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat. DUX4 is normally expressed in the cleavage-stage embryo, whereas chromatin repression prevents DUX4 expression in most somatic tissues. Failure of this repression causes facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) due to mis-expression of DUX4 in skeletal muscle. In this study, we used CRISPR/Cas9 engineered chromatin immunoprecipitation (enChIP) locus-specific proteomics to characterize D4Z4-associated proteins...
March 13, 2018: ELife
Yangyang Ma, Tong Yu, Yuanxing Cai, Huayan Wang
Derivation of bona fide porcine pluripotent stem cells is still a critical issue because porcine embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are not available yet, and most of the culture conditions to maintain porcine induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) are based on conditions for mouse and human iPS cells. In this study, we generated a doxycycline-inducible porcine iPS cell line (DOX-iPSCs) and used it to screen the optimal culture condition to sustain the self-renewal of piPSCs. We found that LIF and b-FGF were required for porcine cell reprogramming, but were not essential cytokines for maintaining the self-renewal and pluripotency of piPSCs...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
Ana Marin Navarro, Evelyn Susanto, Anna Falk, Margareta Wilhelm
In vitro modeling of complex diseases is now a possibility with the use of patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Their stem cell properties, including self-renewal and their potential to virtually differentiate into any cell type, emphasize their importance as a translational tool for modeling disorders that so far have been limited by the unavailability of primary cell lines, animal models, or inaccessible human materials. Around 100 genes with germline mutations have been described to be responsible for cancer predisposition...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
M Gasser, M H Frank, A M Waaga-Gasser
Critical chronic ischemia in patients with underlying arterial occlusive disease requires vascular reconstructive surgery. The limited supply of suitable small-diameter autologous vascular grafts in many patients and obvious disadvantages of synthetic bypass material demand the development of clinically usable tissue-engineered blood vessel substitutes. Despite substantial progress in the field over the last two decades, their implementation into the clinical routine has been challenging. The limited replicative life span of human adult vascular cells and their slow rate of collagenous matrix production in vitro have posed important problems in the development of mechanically robust and biologically functional engineered grafts...
February 2018: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
Hisashi Yano, Shin Kaneko
Adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating T cells has shown durable responses in patients with melanoma, and immunotherapy using genetically engineered T cells (TCR-T or CAR-T) is rapidly emerging as a promising treatment, especially for hematological malignancies. However, the progress is limited because of the lack of readily available good-quality human T cells. Although the efficacy of adoptive cell therapy correlates with the quality of infusing T cells, most antigen-specific T cells in patients with cancer have been exhausted...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Hwa Jeong Kang, Ji-Hye Park, Hwa-Seung Yoo, Yu Mi Park, Chong-Kwan Cho, In-Cheol Kang
The present study investigated the toxicity of HangAmDan-B1 (HAD-B1) on A549-Cisplatin resistant (A549CR) cells. HAD‑B1 inhibited the growth of A549CR cells in a concentration‑dependent manner; HAD‑B1 was more effective at inhibiting A549CR cell viability compared with vehicle‑treated cells. The reduction in viability may be due to S‑phase cell cycle arrest and the induction of apoptosis in HAD‑B1‑treated cells. Cell cycle protein profile analysis of HAD‑B1‑treated A549CR cells using an InnoPharmaScreen (IPS) ProteoChip‑based antibody microarray chip indicated downregulation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Seong Hyeok Cho, In-Cheol Kang
The goal of this study is to determine the anti-cancer mechanism of Cordycepin in A549 Cisplatin-Resistance (CR) lung cancer cells. Cordycepin inhibited the viability of A549CR cells in a dose-dependent manner. The cell inhibition was due to induction of apoptosis in the cells treated with Cordycepin by activation of caspase -3, -8 and -9 activities. The cell cycle analysis showed that accumulation of Sub G1 was observed in Cordycepin-treated with A549CR lung cancer cells. Based on the data of expression profile analysis of cell signaling proteins using IPS-FPAA, H-Ras was down-regulated in Cordycepin-treated A549CR cells...
February 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Christopher S Navara, Shital Chaudhari, John R McCarrey
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer the possibility of cell replacement therapies using patient-matched cells to treat otherwise intractable diseases and debilitations. To successfully realize this potential, several factors must be optimized including i) selection of the appropriate cell type and numbers to transplant, ii) determination of the means of transplantation and the location into which the transplanted cells should be delivered, and iii) demonstration of the safety and efficacy of the cell replacement protocol to mitigate each targeted disease state...
2018: PloS One
Eris Bidollari, Giovannina Rotundo, Daniela Ferrari, Ornella Candido, Laura Bernardini, Federica Consoli, Alessandro De Luca, Iolanda Santimone, Giuseppe Lamorte, Andrea Ilari, Ferdinando Squitieri, Angelo Luigi Vescovi, Jessica Rosati
Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable, autosomal dominant, hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that typically manifests itself in midlife. This pathology is linked to the deregulation of multiple, as yet unknown, cellular processes starting before HD onset. A human iPS cell line was generated from skin fibroblasts of a subject at the presymptomatic life stage, carrying a polyglutamine expansion in HTT gene codifying Huntingtin protein. The iPSC line contained the expected CAG expansion, expressed the expected pluripotency markers, displayed in vivo differentiation potential to the three germ layers and had a normal karyotype...
February 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Danping Hong, Jiongyan Ding, Ouyang Li, Quan He, Minxia Ke, Mengyi Zhu, Lili Liu, Wen-Bin Ou, Yulong He, Yuehong Wu
BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) represent an innovative source for the standardized in vitro generation of macrophages (Mφ). Mφ show great promise in disease pathogenesis, particularly tuberculosis. However, there is no information about human iPS-derived (hiPS) macrophages (hiPS-Mφ) in response to tuberculosis infection. METHODS: In the present study, macrophages derived from hiPS were established via embryoid body (EB) formation by using feeder-free culture conditions, and the human monocyte cell line THP-1 (THP-1-Mφ) was used as control...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Rui Li, Guanglin Yu, Samira Azarin, Allison Hubel
Inadequate preservation methods of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have impeded efficient reestablishment of cell culture after freeze-thaw. In this study, we examined the roles of cooling rate, seeding temperature and the difference between cell aggregates (3-50 cells) and single cells in controlled rate freezing of hiPSCs. Intracellular ice formation (IIF), post-thaw membrane integrity, cell attachment, apoptosis and cytoskeleton organization were evaluated to understand the different freezing responses between hiPSC single cells and aggregates, among cooling rates of 1, 3, 10˚C/min, and between seeding temperatures of -4, -8˚C...
February 25, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
Prameet Kaur, Helen Jingshu Jin, Jay B Lusk, Nicholas S Tolwinski
The discovery of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, barely more than a decade ago, dramatically transformed the study of stem cells and introduced a completely new way to approach many human health concerns. Although advances have pushed the field forward, human application remains some years away, in part due to the need for an in-depth mechanistic understanding. The role of Wnts in stem cells predates the discovery of iPS cells with Wnts established as major pluripotency promoting factors. Most work to date has been done using mouse and tissue culture models and few attempts have been made in other model organisms, but the recent combination of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) gene editing with iPS cell technology provides a perfect avenue for exploring iPS cells in model organisms...
February 16, 2018: Genes
Anders Lundin, Louise Delsing, Maryam Clausen, Piero Ricchiuto, José Sanchez, Alan Sabirsh, Mei Ding, Jane Synnergren, Henrik Zetterberg, Gabriella Brolén, Ryan Hicks, Anna Herland, Anna Falk
In vivo studies of human brain cellular function face challenging ethical and practical difficulties. Animal models are typically used but display distinct cellular differences. One specific example is astrocytes, recently recognized for contribution to neurological diseases and a link to the genetic risk factor apolipoprotein E (APOE). Current astrocytic in vitro models are questioned for lack of biological characterization. Here, we report human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived astroglia (NES-Astro) developed under defined conditions through long-term neuroepithelial-like stem (ltNES) cells...
February 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Tzu-Cheng Sung, Hsing-Fen Li, Akon Higuchi, Qing-Dong Ling, Jia-Sin Yang, Yeh-Chia Tseng, Chih-Hsien Pan Pan, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Murugan A Munusamy, Suresh Kumar, Shih-Tien Hsu, Kadarkarai Murugan
The effect of physical cues, such as the stiffness of biomaterials on the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, has been investigated by several researchers. However, most of these investigators have used polyacrylamide hydrogels for stem cell culture in their studies. Therefore, their results are controversial because those results might originate from the specific characteristics of the polyacrylamide and not from the physical cue (stiffness) of the biomaterials. Here, we describe a protocol for preparing hydrogels, which are not based on polyacrylamide, where various stem, cells including human embryonic stem (ES) cells and human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, can be cultured...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Shi-Lung Lin, Shao-Yao Ying
Today's researchers generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells or iPSCs) usually consider their pluripotency rather than potential tumorigenicity. Oncogenic factors such as c-Myc and Klf4 are frequently used to boost the survival and proliferative rates of iPSCs, creating an inevitable problem of tumorigenicity that hinders the therapeutic usefulness of these iPSCs. To prevent stem cell tumorigenicity, we have examined mechanisms by which the cell cycle genes are regulated in embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Kazuo Takayama, Yasuko Hagihara, Yukiko Toba, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
Human iPS cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells are expected to be utilized in pharmaceutical research. However, the purity of high-functioning hepatocyte-like cells is not high enough. In particular, the purity of cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4), which is a representative hepatic drug-metabolizing enzyme, positive cells is still quite low (approximately 20%). To address this problem, we established the CYP3A4-NeoR-EGFP transgenic reporter human iPS cell line (CYP3A4-NeoR-EGFP iPS cells) by using genome editing technology...
January 18, 2018: Biomaterials
Chie Owa, Matthew Poulin, Liying Yan, Toshi Shioda
The existence of cytosine methylation in mammalian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a controversial subject. Because detection of DNA methylation depends on resistance of 5'-modified cytosines to bisulfite-catalyzed conversion to uracil, examined parameters that affect technical adequacy of mtDNA methylation analysis. Negative control amplicons (NCAs) devoid of cytosine methylation were amplified to cover the entire human or mouse mtDNA by long-range PCR. When the pyrosequencing template amplicons were gel-purified after bisulfite conversion, bisulfite pyrosequencing of NCAs did not detect significant levels of bisulfite-resistant cytosines (brCs) at ND1 (7 CpG sites) or CYTB (8 CpG sites) genes (CI95 = 0%-0...
2018: PloS One
Koichi Saito, Noriyuki Suzuki, Kumiko Kobayashi
Animal experiments have occupied an important position in the safety assessment of chemicals. However, due to the rise in animal welfare as seen in the ban of animal experiments in European cosmetic development, the development of alternative methods for animal experiments has become very important in recent years. Development of in vitro tests for local toxicity such as irritation and sensitization tests is preceded. Meanwhile, alternative tests for systemic toxicity such as chronic and developmental toxicities are under development...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
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