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MeiJuan Song, Qi Lv, XiuWei Zhang, Juan Cao, ShuLi Sun, PeiXin Xiao, ShiKe Hou, Hui Ding, ZiQuan Liu, WenLong Dong, JinQiang Wang, Xue Wang, ZhiGuang Sun, Man Tian, HaoJun Fan
Multiple preclinical evidences have supported the potential value of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of acute lung injury (ALI). However, few studies focus on the dynamic tropism of MSCs in animals with acute lung injury. In this study, we track systemically transplanted human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) in NOD/SCID mice with smoke inhalation injury (SII) through bioluminescence imaging (BLI). The results showed that hBMSCs systemically delivered into healthy NOD/SCID mouse initially reside in the lungs and then partially translocate to the abdomen after 24 h...
2016: Stem Cells International
Paolo Giannoni, Federico Villa, Cinzia Cordazzo, Luciano Zardi, Paolo Fattori, Rodolfo Quarto, Mauro Fiorini
Three different heterologous substitutes for bone regeneration, manufactured with equine-derived cortical powder (CP), cancellous chips (CC) and demineralized bone matrix granules (DBM), were compared in in vitro and in vivo settings. We tested: a commercially available bone paste (Osteoplant-Activagen™, consisting of aqueous collagenous carrier, CP, DBM; named A); a second-generation injectable paste (20 kDa polyethylene glycol/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, DBM; B); a pre-formed bone filler (400 kDa polyethylene oxide/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, CC, DBM; C)...
November 18, 2016: Biomaterials Science
Suphannee Pongkitwitoon, Gunes Uzer, Janet Rubin, Stefan Judex
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) responding to mechanical cues generated by physical activity is critical for skeletal development and remodeling. Here, we utilized low intensity vibrations (LIV) as a physiologically relevant mechanical signal and hypothesized that the confined cytoskeletal configuration imposed by 2D culture will enable human bone marrow MSCs (hBMSC) to respond more robustly when LIV is applied in-plane (horizontal-LIV) rather than out-of-plane (vertical-LIV). All LIV signals enhanced hBMSC proliferation, osteogenic differentiation, and upregulated genes associated with cytoskeletal structure...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Tze-Wen Chung, Hsin-Yu Lo, Tzung-Han Chou, Jan-Hou Chen, Shoei-Shen Wang
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell microtissues (BMSCMT) enhanced cardiomyogenesis in vitro and cardiac repairs of myocardial infarcted hearts in vivo are documented. Producing human BMSCMT onto patches in vitro for cardiac tissue engineering has not been reported. For possibly producing human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell microtissues (hBMSCMT) on an elastic silk fibroin (SF)-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) based patches is hereby designed. After an elastic SF-PCL (SP) patch is fabricated, hyaluronic acid (HA)/SF-PCL(HSP) and HA-GRGD/SF-PCL(HGSP) patches are fabricated by photochemically grafting HA and HA-GRGD onto SP surfaces...
September 28, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
Mona Elsafadi, Muthurangan Manikandan, Muhammad Atteya, Jamil Amjad Hashmi, Zafar Iqbal, Abdullah Aldahmash, Musaad Alfayez, Moustapha Kassem, Amer Mahmood
Human bone marrow-derived stromal stem cells (hBMSC) exhibit multiple functions, including differentiation into skeletal cells (progenitor function), hematopoiesis support, and immune regulation (nonprogenitor function). We have previously demonstrated the presence of morphological and functional heterogeneity of hBMSC cultures. In the present study, we characterized in detail two hTERT-BMSC clonal cell populations termed here CL1 and CL2 that represent an opposing phenotype with respect to morphology, markers expression: alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and CD146, and ex vivo differentiation potential...
2016: Stem Cells International
Di Wen, Yang Peng, Di Liu, Yossi Weizmann, Ram I Mahato
Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) and their exosomes can suppress immune reaction and deliver small RNAs. Thus, they may improve islet transplantation by delivering small RNAs for promoting islet function and inhibiting immune rejection. Here, we proposed an hBMSC and its exosome-based therapy to overcome immune rejection and poor islet function, both of which hinder the success of islet transplantation. We found overexpressed siFas and anti-miR-375 in plasmid encoding shFas and anti-miR-375 transfected hBMSC-derived exosomes, which silenced Fas and miR-375 of human islets and improved their viability and function against inflammatory cytokines...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Ute Hempel, Katrin Müller, Carolin Preissler, Carolin Noack, Sabine Boxberger, Peter Dieter, Martin Bornhäuser, Manja Wobus
Adult human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSC) are important for many scientific purposes because of their multipotency, availability, and relatively easy handling. They are frequently used to study osteogenesis in vitro. Most commonly, hBMSC are isolated from bone marrow aspirates collected in clinical routine and cultured under the "aspect plastic adherence" without any further selection. Owing to the random donor population, they show a broad heterogeneity. Here, the osteogenic differentiation potential of 531 hBMSC was analyzed...
2016: Stem Cells International
Dalsan You, Myoung Jin Jang, Bo Hyun Kim, Ki Ryung Choi, Chunwoo Lee, Geehyun Song, Ha Chul Shin, In Gab Jeong, Nayoung Suh, Yong Man Kim, Tai Young Ahn, Choung-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND AIMS: Although clinical studies using stem cells to treat erectile dysfunction have been performed or are ongoing, there is little consensus on the optimal protocol. We aimed to develop a protocol optimizing human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (hBMSC) therapy in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury. METHODS: We performed, in order, a dose-finding study, a toxicokinetic study of hBMSCs, and a study to determine the timing and number of cell injections...
July 2016: Cytotherapy
Adam M Behrens, Jeffrey Kim, Nathan Hotaling, Jonathan E Seppala, Peter Kofinas, Wojtek Tutak
Polymer nanofiber based materials have been widely investigated for use as tissue engineering scaffolds. While promising, these materials are typically fabricated through techniques that require significant time or cost. Here we report a rapid and cost effective air-brushing method for fabricating nanofiber scaffolds using a simple handheld apparatus, compressed air, and a polymer solution. Air-brushing also facilities control over the scaffold degradation rate without adversely impacting architecture. This was accomplished through a one step blending process of high (M w  ≈  100 000 g mol(-1)) and low (M w  ≈  25 000 g mol(-1)) molecular weight poly(DL-lactide) (PDLLA) polymers at various ratios (100:0, 70:30 and 50:50)...
2016: Biomedical Materials
Bo Tian, Wei Chen, Degang Yu, Yong Lei, Qinfei Ke, Yaping Guo, Zhenan Zhu
Implant-associated infection is a common postoperative complication and remains a serious problem in orthopedic surgery. This work describes the synthesis of silver nanoparticle-doped hydroxyapatite coatings with oriented block arrays (AgNP-BHAC). The resulting nanostructure was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. AgNP-BHAC exhibited excellent antimicrobial activity toward gram-negative Escherichia coli and gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus owing to the antibacterial effects of the silver nanoparticles...
August 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
N Bomer, W den Hollander, H Suchiman, E Houtman, R C Slieker, B T Heijmans, P E Slagboom, R G H H Nelissen, Y F M Ramos, I Meulenbelt
OBJECTIVES: To compare the epigenetic landscape of 3D cell models of human primary articular chondrocytes (hPACs) and human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) and their respective autologous articular cartilage. DESIGN: Using Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip arrays, the DNA methylation landscape of the different cell sources and autologous cartilage was determined. Pathway enrichment was analyzed using DAVID. RESULTS: Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of methylation data revealed separate clustering of hBMSC samples...
August 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Margarida Martins, Diana Ribeiro, Albino Martins, Rui Luís Reis, Nuno Meleiro Neves
The effective osteogenic commitment of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) is critical for bone regenerative therapies. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from hBMSCs have a regenerative potential that has been increasingly recognized. Herein, the osteoinductive potential of osteogenically induced hBMSC-EVs was examined. hBMSCs secreted negatively charged nanosized vesicles (∼ 35 nm) with EV-related surface markers. The yield of EVs over 7 days was dependent on an osteogenic stimulus (standard chemical cocktail or RUNX2 cationic-lipid transfection)...
March 8, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
Wojtek Tutak, Giri Jyotsnendu, Peter Bajcsy, Carl G Simon
Recent work demonstrates that osteoprogenitor cell culture on nanofiber scaffolds can promote differentiation. This response may be driven by changes in cell morphology caused by the three-dimensional (3D) structure of nanofibers. We hypothesized that nanofiber effects on cell behavior may be mediated by changes in organelle structure and function. To test this hypothesis, human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) were cultured on poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibers scaffolds and on PCL flat spuncoat films...
February 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Dongyan Shi, Jianing Zhang, Qian Zhou, Jiaojiao Xin, Jing Jiang, Longyan Jiang, Tianzhou Wu, Jiang Li, Wenchao Ding, Jun Li, Suwan Sun, Jianzhou Li, Ning Zhou, Liyuan Zhang, Linfeng Jin, Shaorui Hao, Pengcheng Chen, Hongcui Cao, Mingding Li, Lanjuan Li, Xin Chen, Jun Li
OBJECTIVE: Stem cell transplantation provides a promising alternative for the treatment of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). However, it lacks fundamental understanding of stem cells' activities. Our objective was to clarify stem cell-recipient interactions for overcoming barriers to clinical application. DESIGN: We used an in-house large-animal (pig) model of FHF rescue by human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) and profiled the cells' activities. The control and transplantation groups of pigs (n=15 per group) both received a D-galactosamine (D-Gal) injection (1...
February 16, 2016: Gut
Rupak Dua, Kristin Comella, Ryan Butler, Glenda Castellanos, Bryn Brazille, Andrew Claude, Arvind Agarwal, Jun Liao, Sharan Ramaswamy
We investigated the effectiveness of integrating tissue engineered cartilage derived from human bone marrow derived stem cells (HBMSCs) to healthy as well as osteoarthritic cartilage mimics using hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles immersed within a hydrogel substrate. Healthy and diseased engineered cartilage from human chondrocytes (cultured in agar gels) were integrated with human bone marrow stem cell (HBMSC)-derived cartilaginous engineered matrix with and without HA, and evaluated after 28 days of growth...
2016: PloS One
Emilio Satoshi Hara, Mitsuaki Ono, Yuya Yoshioka, Junji Ueda, Yuri Hazehara, Hai Thanh Pham, Takuya Matsumoto, Takuo Kuboki
Growth factors are crucial regulators of cell differentiation towards tissue and organ development. Insulin and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) have been used as the major factors for chondrogenesis in vitro, by activating the AKT and Smad signaling pathways. Previous reports demonstrated that AKT and Smad3 have a direct interaction that results in the inhibition of TGF-β-mediated cellular responses. However, the result of this interaction between AKT and Smad3 during the chondrogenesis of human bone marrow-derived stem/progenitor cells (hBMSCs) is unknown...
2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Joanna Filipowska, Gwendolen C Reilly, Anna M Osyczka
Perfusing culture media through porous cell-seeded scaffolds is now a common approach within many tissue engineering strategies. Human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSC) are a clinically valuable source of osteoprogenitors that respond to mechanical stimuli. However, the optimal mechanical conditions for their osteogenic stimulation in vitro have not been defined. Whereas the effects of short durations of media fluid flow have been studied in monolayers of osteoblastic cells, in 3D culture continuous or repeated perfusion is usually applied...
August 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Luisa Marilena Schäck, Manuela Buettner, Alexander Wirth, Claudia Neunaber, Christian Krettek, Andrea Hoffmann, Sandra Noack
Human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hBMSCs) derived from the adult organism hold great promise for diverse settings in regenerative medicine. Therefore a more complete understanding of hBMSC biology to fully exploit the cells' potential for clinical settings is important. The protein CD24 has been reported to be involved in a diverse range of processes such as cancer, adaptive immunity, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases in other cell types. Its expression in hBMSCs, which has not yet been analyzed, may add an important aspect in the understanding of hBMSC biology...
2016: Stem Cells International
Breanne Landry, Hilal Gül-Uludağ, Samarwadee Plianwong, Cezary Kucharski, Zoulika Zak, Manoj B Parmar, Olaf Kutsch, Hongxing Jiang, Joseph Brandwein, Hasan Uludağ
In spite of high complete remission rates in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), little progress has been made in the long-term survival of relapsing AML patients, urging for the development of novel therapies. The CXCR4/SDF-1 axis is a potential therapeutic target in AML to reduce the enhanced survival and proliferation of leukemic cells, with current drug development efforts focusing on antagonists and blocking antibodies. The RNAi technology mediated by siRNA is a promising alternative; however, further development of clinically relevant siRNA carriers is needed since siRNA on its own is an incompetent silencing agent...
February 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Benjamin Kruppke, Jana Farack, Alena-Svenja Wagner, Sarah Beckmann, Christiane Heinemann, Kristina Glenske, Sina Rößler, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Sabine Wenisch, Thomas Hanke
UNLABELLED: Calcium phosphate phases are increasingly used for bone tissue substitution, and the load bearing properties of these inherently brittle biomaterials are increased by inclusion of organic components. Monetite prepared using mineralization of gelatine pre-structured through phosphate leads to a significantly increased biaxial strength and indirect tensile strength compared to gelatine-free monetite. Besides the mechanical properties, degradation in physiological solutions and osteoblast and osteoclast cell response were investigated...
March 1, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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