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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287531/the-production-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-mouse-amniotic-fluid-cells-using-a-transposon-system
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Enrica Bertin, Martina Piccoli, Chiara Franzin, Andras Nagy, Maria Mileikovsky, Paolo De Coppi, Michela Pozzobon
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are generated from mouse and human somatic cells by forced expression of defined transcription factors using different methods. Here, we produced iPS cells from mouse amniotic fluid cells, using a non-viral-based transposon system. All obtained iPS cell lines exhibited characteristics of pluripotent cells, including the ability to differentiate toward derivatives of all three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. This strategy opens up the possibility of using cells from diseased fetuses to develop new therapies for birth defects...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271621/first-characterization-of-human-amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-extracellular-vesicles-as-a-powerful-paracrine-tool-endowed-with-regenerative-potential
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Carolina Balbi, Martina Piccoli, Lucio Barile, Andrea Papait, Andrea Armirotti, Elisa Principi, Daniele Reverberi, Luisa Pascucci, Pamela Becherini, Luigi Varesio, Massimo Mogni, Domenico Coviello, Tiziano Bandiera, Michela Pozzobon, Ranieri Cancedda, Sveva Bollini
Human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFS) have shown a distinct secretory profile and significant regenerative potential in several preclinical models of disease. Nevertheless, little is known about the detailed characterization of their secretome. Herein we show for the first time that hAFS actively release extracellular vesicles (EV) endowed with significant paracrine potential and regenerative effect. c-KIT(+) hAFS were isolated from leftover samples of amniotic fluid from prenatal screening and stimulated to enhance EV release (24 hours 20% O2 versus 1% O2 preconditioning)...
March 8, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262444/highly-potent-stem-cells-from-full-term-amniotic-fluid-a-realistic-perspective
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REVIEW
Adila A Hamid, Muhammad Khair Joharry, Hoo Mun-Fun, Siti Nurusaadah Hamzah, Zulida Rejali, Mohd Nazri Yazid, Thilakavathy Karuppiah, Dr Norshariza Nordin
Amniotic fluid (AF) is now known to harbor highly potent stem cells, making it an excellent source for cell therapy. However, most of the stem cells isolated are from AF of mid-term pregnancies in which the collection procedure involves an invasive technique termed amniocentesis. This has limited the access in getting the fluid as the technique imposes certain level of risks to the mother as well as to the fetus. Alternatively, getting AF from full-term pregnancies or during deliveries would be a better resolution...
March 2, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191766/concise-review-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-pediatric-disease-perspectives-on-success-and-potential-improvements
#4
Christopher R Nitkin, Tracey L Bonfield
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a potentially revolutionary therapy for a wide variety of pediatric diseases, but the optimal cell-based therapeutics for such diversity have not yet been specified. The published clinical trials for pediatric pulmonary, cardiac, orthopedic, endocrine, neurologic, and hematologic diseases provide evidence that MSCs are indeed efficacious, but the significant heterogeneity in therapeutic approaches between studies raises new questions. The purpose of this review is to stimulate new preclinical and clinical trials to investigate these factors...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186672/bladder-transplantation-of-amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-may-ameliorate-bladder-dysfunction-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rat
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Ching-Chung Liang, S W Steven Shaw, Yung-Hsin Huang, Yi-Hao Lin, Tsong-Hai Lee
The objective is to investigate whether human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs) grafting into the bladder may influence bladder functional and molecular changes in an animal stroke model. Female rats were divided into three groups: sham, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) alone, and MCAO plus 1 × 10(6) hAFSCs transplanting into bladder wall. Bladder function was analyzed by cystometry at days 3 and 10 after MCAO. The expressions of bladder nerve growth factor (NGF), M2-muscarinic, M3-muscarinic, and P2X1 receptors were measured by immunohistochemistry and real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135618/comparative-study-on-characterization-and-wound-healing-potential-of-goat-capra-hircus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-fetal-origin-amniotic-fluid-and-adult-bone-marrow
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M D Pratheesh, Pawan K Dubey, Nitin E Gade, Amar Nath, T B Sivanarayanan, D N Madhu, Anjali Somal, Indu Baiju, T R Sreekumar, V L Gleeja, Irfan A Bhatt, Vikash Chandra, Amarpal, Bhaskar Sharma, G Saikumar, G Taru Sharma
Caprine amniotic fluid (cAF) and bone marrow cells (cBM) were isolated, expanded and phenotypically characterized by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) specific cell surface markers. Both cell types were compared for multilineage differentiation potential by flow cytometry using specific antibodies against lineage specific markers. Furthermore, in vitro expanded cAF-MSCs showed higher expression of trophic factors viz. VEGF and TGF-β1 as compared to cBM-MSCs. Full-skin thickness excisional wounds created on either side of the dorsal midline (thoracolumbar) of New Zealand White rabbits were randomly assigned to subcutaneous injection of either fetal origin cAF-MSCs (n=4) or adult cBM-MSCs (n=4) or sterile PBS (control, n=4)...
January 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104582/amniotic-fluid-derived-stem-cells-mixed-with-platelet-rich-plasma-for-restoration-of-rat-alveolar-bone-defect
#7
Minjiao Wang, Hongliang Li, Jiawen Si, Jiewen Dai, Jun Shi, Xudong Wang, Lihe Guo, Guofang Shen
Stem cells isolated from the amniotic fluid have been shown as a promising candidate for cell therapy and tissue engineering. However, the experimental and preclinical applications of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (AFSCs) in the very field of maxillofacial bone tissue engineering are still limited. In this study, rat AFSCs were successfully harvested and characterized in vitro The rat AFSCs showed typical fibroblastoid morphology, stable proliferation activity and multi-differentiation potential. Flow-cytometry analysis demonstrated that these cells were positive for CD29, CD44, and CD90, while negative for hematopoietic markers such as CD34 and CD45...
January 18, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098348/impact-of-lysosomal-storage-disorders-on-biology-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-evidences-from-in-vitro-silencing-of-glucocerebrosidase-gba-and-alpha-galactosidase-a-gla-enzymes
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Tiziana Squillaro, Antonucci Ivana, Nicola Alessio, Anna Esposito, Marilena Cipollaro, Marina Melone, Gianfranco Peluso, Liborio Stuppia, Umberto Galderisi
Lysosomal storage disorders (LDS) comprise a group of rare multisystemic diseases resulting from inherited gene mutations that impair lysosomal homeostasis. The most common LSDs, Gaucher disease (GD), and Fabry disease (FD) are caused by deficiencies in the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) enzymes, respectively. Given the systemic nature of enzyme deficiency, we hypothesized that the stem cell compartment of GD and FD patients might be also affected. Among stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a commonly investigated population given their role in hematopoiesis and the homeostatic maintenance of many organs and tissues...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068868/mir-26a-mediates-adipogenesis-of-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-via-pten-cyclin-e1-and-cdk6
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Ourania Trohatou, Dimitra Zagoura, Nikos K Orfanos, Kalliopi I Pappa, Evangelos Marinos, Nicholas P Anagnou, Maria G Roubelakis
Recent findings indicate that microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical for the regulatory network of adipogenesis in human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). Fetal MSCs derived from amniotic fluid (AF-MSCs) represent a population of multipotent stem cells characterized by a wide range of differentiation properties that can be applied in cell-based therapies. In this study, miRNA microarray analysis was performed to assess miRNA expression in terminal differentiated AF-MSCs into adipocyte-like cells (AL cells). MiR-26a was identified in high expression levels in AL cells indicating a critical role in the process of adipogenesis...
April 1, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017358/differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-amniotic-fluid-to-vascular-endothelial-cells
#10
Waleephan Tancharoen, Sirinda Aungsuchawan, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Runchana Markmee, Suteera Narakornsak, Junjira Kieodee, Nonglak Boonma, Witoon Tasuya
Endothelial dysfunction is a principle feature of vascular-related disease. Endothelial cells have been acquired for the purposes of the restoration of damaged tissue in therapeutic angiogenesis. However, their use is limited by expansion capacity and the small amount of cells that are obtained. Human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (hAF-MSCs) are considered an important source for vascular tissue engineering. In this study, hAF-MSCs were characterized and then induced in order to differentiate into the endothelial-like cells...
March 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009066/amniotic-fluid-stem-cells-the-known-the-unknown-and-potential-regenerative-medicine-applications
#11
Stavros P Loukogeorgakis, Paolo De Coppi
The amniotic fluid has been identified as an untapped source of cells with broad potential, which possess immunomodulatory properties and don't have the ethical and legal limitations of embryonic stem cells. CD117(c-Kit)+ cells selected from amniotic fluid have been shown to differentiate into cell lineages representing all three embryonic germ layers without generating tumours, making them ideal candidates for regenerative medicine applications. Moreover, their ability to engraft in injured organs and modulate immune and repair responses of host tissues, suggest that transplantation of such cells may be useful for the treatment of various degenerative and inflammatory diseases...
December 23, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988335/cultured-human-amniocytes-express-htert-which-is-distributed-between-nucleus-and-cytoplasm-and-is-secreted-in-extracellular-vesicles
#12
Annalisa Radeghieri, Giulia Savio, Andrea Zendrini, Giuseppe Di Noto, Alessandro Salvi, Paolo Bergese, Giovanna Piovani
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies on stem cells suggests that the therapeutic effect they exert is primarily mediated by a paracrine regulation through extracellular vesicles (EVs) giving solid grounds for stem cell EVs to be exploited as agents for treating diseases or for restoring damaged tissues and organs. Due to their capacity to differentiate in all embryonic germ layers, amniotic fluid stem cells (AFCs), represent a highly promising cell type for tissue regeneration, which however is still poorly studied and in turn underutilized...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966782/impact-of-cryopreservation-on-caprine-fetal-adnexa-derived-stem-cells-and-its-evaluation-for-growth-kinetics-phenotypic-characterization-and-wound-healing-potential-in-xenogenic-rat-model
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Anjali Somal, Irfan A Bhat, Indu Baiju, Anuj Pratap Singh, Bibhudatta S K Panda, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Sriti Pandey, Mukesh Kumar Bharti, Amar Pal, G Saikumar, Vikash Chandra, G Taru Sharma
This study was conducted to know the impact of cryopreservation on caprine fetal adnexa derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on the basic stem cell characteristics. Gravid caprine uteri (2-3 months) were collected from local abattoir to derive {amniotic fluid (cAF), amniotic sac (cAS), Wharton's jelly (cWJ) and cord blood (cCB)} MSCs and expanded in vitro. Cells were vitrified at 3(rd) passage (P3) using 10% DMSO. Post thaw viability and cellular properties were assessed. Cells were expanded to determine growth kinetics, tri-lineage differentiation, localization and molecular expression of MSCs and pluripotency markers; thereafter, these cells were transplanted in the full-thickness (2 × 2cm(2) ) rat skin wound to determine their wound healing potential...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873362/influence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-conditioned-media-on-proliferation-of-urinary-tract-cancer-cell-lines-and-their-sensitivity-to-ciprofloxacin
#14
Malgorzata Maj, Anna Bajek, Ewelina Nalejska, Dorota Porowinska, Tomasz Kloskowski, Lidia Gackowska, Tomasz Drewa
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to interact with cancer cells through direct cell-to-cell contact and secretion of paracrine factors, although their exact influence on tumor progression in vivo remains unclear. To better understand how fetal and adult stem cells affect tumors, we analyzed viability of human renal (786-0) and bladder (T24) carcinoma cell lines cultured in conditioned media harvested from amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (AFSCs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). Both media reduced metabolic activity of 786-0 cells, however, decreased viability of T24 cells was noted only after incubation with conditioned medium from ASCs...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845396/first-steps-to-define-murine-amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-microenvironment
#15
E Bertin, M Piccoli, C Franzin, G Spiro, S Donà, A Dedja, F Schiavi, E Taschin, P Bonaldo, P Braghetta, P De Coppi, M Pozzobon
Stem cell niche refers to the microenvironment where stem cells reside in living organisms. Several elements define the niche and regulate stem cell characteristics, such as stromal support cells, gap junctions, soluble factors, extracellular matrix proteins, blood vessels and neural inputs. In the last years, different studies demonstrated the presence of cKit(+) cells in human and murine amniotic fluid, which have been defined as amniotic fluid stem (AFS) cells. Firstly, we characterized the murine cKit(+) cells present both in the amniotic fluid and in the amnion...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836365/transamniotic-stem-cell-therapy-trascet-in-a-leporine-model-of-gastroschisis
#16
Christina Feng, Christopher D Graham, Hester F Shieh, Joseph A Brazzo, John Patrick Connors, Lucas Rohrer, Alexander Papadakis, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Transamniotic stem cell therapy (TRASCET) with amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (afMSCs) has been shown to mitigate bowel damage in a rodent model of gastroschisis. As a prerequisite to clinical translation, we sought to study TRASCET in a larger animal model. METHODS: New Zealand rabbit fetuses (n=64) with surgically created gastroschisis were divided into three groups. One group (untreated) had no further manipulations. Two groups received volume-matched intraamniotic injections of either saline or a suspension of afMSCs...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818691/osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells-is-determined-by-epigenetic-changes
#17
Monika Glemžaitė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Osteogenic differentiation of human amniotic fluid derived mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs) has been widely studied in vitro and in vivo as a potential tool for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. While most of the studies analyze changes in transcriptional profile during differentiation to date there is not much information regarding epigenetic changes in AF-MSCs during differentiation. The aim of our study was to evaluate epigenetic changes during osteogenic differentiation of AF-MS cells. Isolated AF-MSCs were characterized morphologically and osteogenic differentiation was confirmed by cell staining and determining expression of alkaline phosphatase and osteopontin by RT-qPCR...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803714/senescence-associated-molecular-and-epigenetic-alterations-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-cultures-from-amniotic-fluid-of-normal-and-fetus-affected-pregnancy
#18
Jūratė Savickienė, Sandra Baronaitė, Aistė Zentelytė, Gražina Treigytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Human amniotic-fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs) are interesting for their multilineage differentiation potential and wide range of therapeutic applications due to the ease of culture expansion. However, MSCs undergo replicative senescence. So far, the molecular mechanisms that underlie fetal diseases and cell senescence are still poorly understood. Here, we analyzed senescence-associated morphologic, molecular, and epigenetic characteristics during propagation of MSCs derived from AF of normal and fetus-affected pregnancy...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795433/efficient-transformation-of-primary-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-by-adenovirus-early-region-1-oncogenes
#19
Thomas Speiseder, Helga Hofmann-Sieber, Estefanía Rodríguez, Anna Schellenberg, Nuray Akyüz, Judith Dierlamm, Thilo Spruss, Claudia Lange, Thomas Dobner
Previous observations that human amniotic fluid cells (AFC) can be transformed by human adenovirus type 5 (HAdV-5) E1A/E1B oncogenes prompted us to identify the target cells in the AFC population that are susceptible to transformation. Our results demonstrate that one cell type corresponding to mesenchymal stem/stroma cells (hMSCs) can be reproducibly transformed by HAdV-5 E1A/E1B oncogenes as efficiently as primary rodent cultures. HAdV-5 E1-transformed hMSCs exhibit all properties commonly associated with a high grade of oncogenic transformation, including enhanced cell proliferation, anchorage-independent growth, increased growth rate, and high telomerase activity as well as numerical and structural chromosomal aberrations...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688156/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lung-disease
#20
REVIEW
Sophie Wecht, Mauricio Rojas
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a populace of non-haematopoietic multipotent stromal cells, which have the ability to differentiate into tissue derived from a single germ layer. MSCs have been isolated from various sites, including adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, synovium, spleen, thymus, lung and amniotic fluid, but are most often isolated from bone marrow. MSCs have several valuable functions that make them a promising therapeutic option in the field of regenerative medicine, including the secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors, the migration of cells to the site of injury when administered and the ability to 'rescue' cells through the transfer of functional mitochondria...
November 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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