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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937406/tolerance-in-xenotransplantation
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Kazuhiko Yamada, Megan Sykes, David H Sachs
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes recent progress in tolerance-inducing strategies across xenogeneic immunological barriers as well as the potential benefit of a tolerance strategy for islets and kidney xenotransplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Using advanced gene editing technologies, xenotransplantation from multitransgenic alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs has demonstrated marked prolongation of renal xenograft survival, ranging from days to greater than several months for life-supporting kidneys, and more than 2 years in a heterotopic nonlife-supporting cardiac xenograft model...
September 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935977/zebrafish-in-vivo-screening-for-compounds-amplifying-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-preclinical-validation-in-human-cd34-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Guruchandar Arulmozhivarman, Martin Kräter, Manja Wobus, Jens Friedrichs, Elham Pishali Bejestani, Katrin Müller, Katrin Lambert, Dimitra Alexopoulou, Andreas Dahl, Martin Stöter, Marc Bickle, Nona Shayegi, Jochen Hampe, Friedrich Stölzel, Michael Brand, Malte von Bonin, Martin Bornhäuser
The identification of small molecules that either increase the number and/or enhance the activity of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (hHSPCs) during ex vivo expansion remains challenging. We used an unbiased in vivo chemical screen in a transgenic (c-myb:EGFP) zebrafish embryo model and identified histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs), particularly valproic acid (VPA), as significant enhancers of the number of phenotypic HSPCs, both in vivo and during ex vivo expansion. The long-term functionality of these expanded hHSPCs was verified in a xenotransplantation model with NSG mice...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933777/generation-and-use-of-a-humanized-bone-marrow-ossicle-niche-for-hematopoietic-xenotransplantation-into-mice
#3
Andreas Reinisch, David Cruz Hernandez, Katharina Schallmoser, Ravindra Majeti
Xenotransplantation is frequently used to study normal and malignant hematopoiesis of human cells. However, conventional mouse xenotransplantation models lack essential human-specific bone-marrow (BM)-microenvironment-derived survival, proliferation, and self-renewal signals for engraftment of normal and malignant blood cells. As a consequence, many human leukemias and other hematologic disorders do not robustly engraft in these conventional models. Here, we describe a complete workflow for the generation of humanized ossicles with an accessible BM microenvironment that faithfully recapitulates normal BM niche morphology and function...
October 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932650/gene-editing-gene-therapy-and-cell-xenotransplantation-cell-transplantation-across-species
#4
REVIEW
Nizar I Mourad, Pierre Gianello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cell xenotransplantation has the potential to provide a safe, ethically acceptable, unlimited source for cell replacement therapies. This review focuses on genetic modification strategies aimed to overcome remaining hurdles standing in the way of clinical porcine islet transplantation and to develop neural cell xenotransplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to previously described genetic modifications aimed to mitigate hyperacute rejection, instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction, and cell-mediated rejection, new data showing the possibility of increasing porcine islet insulin secretion by transgenesis is an interesting addition to the array of genetically modified pigs available for xenotransplantation...
2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930996/assessment-of-the-anticoagulant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-endothelial-cells-using-3d-cell-culture-and-non-anticoagulated-whole-blood
#5
Riccardo Sfriso, Anjan Bongoni, Yara Banz, Nikolai Klymiuk, Eckhard Wolf, Robert Rieben
In vivo, endothelial cells are crucial for the natural anticoagulation of circulating blood. Consequently, endothelial cell activation leads to blood coagulation. This phenomenon is observed in many clinical situations, like organ transplantation in the presence of pre-formed anti-donor antibodies, including xenotransplantation, as well as in ischemia/reperfusion injury. In order to reduce animal experimentation according to the 3R standards (reduction, replacement and refinement), in vitro models to study the effect of endothelial cell activation on blood coagulation would be highly desirable...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930163/zebrafish-in-translational-cancer-research-insight-into-leukemia-melanoma-glioma-and-endocrine-tumor-biology
#6
REVIEW
Aurora Irene Idilli, Francesca Precazzini, Maria Caterina Mione, Viviana Anelli
Over the past 15 years, zebrafish have emerged as a powerful tool for studying human cancers. Transgenic techniques have been employed to model different types of tumors, including leukemia, melanoma, glioblastoma and endocrine tumors. These models present histopathological and molecular conservation with their human cancer counterparts and have been fundamental for understanding mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. Moreover, xenotransplantation of human cancer cells in embryos or adult zebrafish offers the advantage of studying the behavior of human cancer cells in a live organism...
September 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927233/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-mediated-fgfr-erk-signaling-supports-maintenance-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Osamu Maehara, Goki Suda, Mitsuteru Natsuizaka, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Yoshito Komatsu, Fumiyuki Sato, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Kenichi Morikawa, Koji Ogawa, Tomoe Shimazaki, Megumi Kimura, Ayaka Asano, Yoshiyuki Fujimoto, Shinya Ohashi, Shingo Kagawa, Hideaki Kinugasa, Seiji Naganuma, Kelly A Whelan, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Koji Nakagawa, Hiroshi Takeda, Naoya Sakamoto
In esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), a subset of cells defined by high expression of CD44 and low expression of CD24 has been reported to possess characteristics of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). Novel therapies directly targeting CSCs have the potential to improve prognosis of ESCC patients. Although fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) expression correlates with recurrence and poor survival in ESCC patients, the role of FGF-2 in regulation of ESCC CSCs has yet to be elucidated. We report that FGF-2 is significantly upregulated in CSCs and significantly increases CSC content in ESCC cell lines by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
September 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920959/targeting-mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-eradicates-therapy-resistant-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
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Elodie M Kuntz, Pablo Baquero, Alison M Michie, Karen Dunn, Saverio Tardito, Tessa L Holyoake, G Vignir Helgason, Eyal Gottlieb
Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with imatinib mesylate and other second- and/or third-generation c-Abl-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has substantially extended patient survival. However, TKIs primarily target differentiated cells and do not eliminate leukemic stem cells (LSCs). Therefore, targeting minimal residual disease to prevent acquired resistance and/or disease relapse requires identification of new LSC-selective target(s) that can be exploited therapeutically. Considering that malignant transformation involves cellular metabolic changes, which may in turn render the transformed cells susceptible to specific assaults in a selective manner, we searched for such vulnerabilities in CML LSCs...
September 18, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915618/suppression-of-mir-16-promotes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-through-reversely-regulating-yap1-in-human-cholangiocarcinoma
#9
Sheng Han, Dong Wang, Guohua Tang, Xinxiang Yang, Chenyu Jiao, Renjie Yang, Yaodong Zhang, Liqun Huo, Zicheng Shao, Zefa Lu, Jiawei Zhang, Xiangcheng Li
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aberrant expression of microRNAs is associated with many cancers progression. Many studies have shown that miR-16 is down-regulated in many cancers. However, its role in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is unknown. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was developed to measure miR-16 expression in CCA tissues and cell lines. CCK-8, colony formation and transwell assays were used to reveal the role of miR-16 in CCA cell proliferation and malignant transformation in vitro...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915249/effect-of-treatment-with-angiopoietin-2-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-on-the-quality-of-xenografted-bovine-ovarian-tissue-in-mice
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Hyun Sun Kong, Jaewang Lee, Hye Won Youm, Seul Ki Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
Cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue (OT) represents a method for fertility preservation. However, as the transplantation is performed without vessel anastomosis, unavoidable ischemic damage occurs. To reduce this ischemic damage and improve outcomes after transplantation, we used two kind of angiogenic factors, angiopoietin-2 (ang-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Fresh or vitrified-warmed bovine OTs were prepared for xenotransplantation (XT). Fresh OTs were immediately xenografted into nude mice (XT-Fresh)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915137/xenoislets-porcine-pancreatic-islets-for-the-treatment-of-type-i-diabetes
#11
Nizar I Mourad, Pierre Rene Gianello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Porcine islets are being extensively investigated as alternative sources of insulin-secreting cells for transplantation in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. The present review focuses on recent advances in porcine islet transplantation with particular emphasis on new transgenic pig models, islet encapsulation, and biosafety considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Genetic modifications aimed to reduce islet cell immunogenicity, to prolong their survival, and to improve their secretory function have been reported...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901971/xenotransplantation-past-present-and-future
#12
Burcin Ekser, Ping Li, David K C Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the progress in the field of xenotransplantation with special attention to most recent encouraging findings which will eventually bring xenotransplantation to the clinic in the near future. RECENT FINDINGS: Starting from early 2000, with the introduction of galactose-α1,3-galactose (Gal)-knockout pigs, prolonged survival especially in heart and kidney xenotransplantation was recorded. However, remaining antibody barriers to non-Gal antigens continue to be the hurdle to overcome...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894696/quo-natas-danio-recent-progress-in-modeling-cancer-in-zebrafish
#13
REVIEW
Stefanie Kirchberger, Caterina Sturtzel, Susana Pascoal, Martin Distel
Over the last decade, zebrafish has proven to be a powerful model in cancer research. Zebrafish form tumors that histologically and genetically resemble human cancers. The live imaging and cost-effective compound screening possible with zebrafish especially complement classic mouse cancer models. Here, we report recent progress in the field, including genetically engineered zebrafish cancer models, xenotransplantation of human cancer cells into zebrafish, promising approaches toward live investigation of the tumor microenvironment, and identification of therapeutic strategies by performing compound screens on zebrafish cancer models...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892043/loss-of-prp4k-drives-anoikis-resistance-in-part-by-dysregulation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-endosomal-trafficking
#14
D P Corkery, L E Clarke, S Gebremeskel, J Salsman, J Pinder, C Le Page, L Meunier, Z Xu, A-M Mes-Masson, J N Berman, B Johnston, G Dellaire
Anoikis acts as a critical barrier to metastasis by inducing cell death upon cancer cell detachment from the extracellular matrix (ECM), thereby preventing tumor cell dissemination to secondary sites. The induction of anoikis requires the lysosomal-mediated downregulation of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) leading to termination of pro-survival signaling. In this study, we demonstrate that depletion of pre-mRNA splicing factor 4 kinase (PRP4K; also known as PRPF4B) causes dysregulation of EGFR trafficking and anoikis resistance...
September 11, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891168/xenotransplantation-literature-update-july-august-2017
#15
Mohammed Ezelerab, Christopher Burlak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885496/%C3%A3-cell-replacement-therapy-the-next-10-years
#16
Christian Schuetz, Takayuki Anazawa, Sarah E Cross, Leticia Labriola, Raphael P H Meier, Robert R Redfield, Hanne Scholz, Peter G Stock, Nathan W Zammit
ß cell replacement with either pancreas or islet transplantation has progressed immensely over the last decades with current 1- and 5-year insulin independence rates of ~85% and ~50%, respectively. Recent advances are largely attributed to improvements in immunosuppressive regimen, donor selection and surgical technique. However, both strategies are compromised by a scarce donor source. Xenotransplantation provides a potential solution by providing a theoretically unlimited supply of islets, but clinical application has been limited by concerns for a potent immune response against xenogeneic tissue...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884943/xenotransplantation-of-human-intestine-into-mouse-abdomen-or-subcutaneous-tissue-novel-platforms-for-the-study-of-the-human-enteric-nervous-system
#17
N Nagy, N Marsiano, R S Bruckner, M Scharl, M J Gutnick, S Yagel, E Arciero, A M Goldstein, N Y Shpigel
BACKGROUND: Current efforts to develop stem cell therapy as a novel treatment for neurointestinal diseases are limited by the unavailability of a model system to study cell transplantation in the human intestine. We propose that xenograft models support enteric nervous system (ENS) development in the fetal human intestine when transplanted into mice subcutaneously or intra-abdominally. METHODS: Fetal human small and large intestine were grafted onto the small intestinal mesentery and into the subcutaneous tissue of immunodeficient mice for up to 4 months...
September 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874166/the-porcine-virome-and-xenotransplantation
#18
REVIEW
Joachim Denner
The composition of the porcine virome includes viruses that infect pig cells, ancient virus-derived elements including endogenous retroviruses inserted in the pig chromosomes, and bacteriophages that infect a broad array of bacteria that inhabit pigs. Viruses infecting pigs, among them viruses also infecting human cells, as well as porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) are of importance when evaluating the virus safety of xenotransplantation. Bacteriophages associated with bacteria mainly in the gut are not relevant in this context...
September 6, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872471/lung-xenotransplantation
#19
Hisashi Sahara, Hironosuke Watanabe, Thomas Pomposelli, Kazuhiko Yamada
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the most recent progress in xeno lung transplantation (XLTx) to date. It describes the potential mechanisms of early xeno lung graft loss, as well as the latest therapeutic strategies to overcome them. RECENT FINDINGS: Using ex-vivo perfusion models of porcine lungs with human blood, the use of genetically modified pig lungs along with novel pharmaceutical approaches has recently been studied. Strategies that have demonstrated improved lung survival include the knockout of known xenoantigens (GalTKO and N-glycolylneuraminic acid-KO), genes that regulate complement activation (hCD46 and hCD55), as well as the inflammation/coagulation cascade (human leukocyte antigen-E, human thrombomodulin, human endothelial protein C receptor, hCD47, hCD39, hCD73 and heme oxygenase-1)...
September 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866093/mir-127-and-mir-376a-act-as-tumor-suppressors-by-in%C3%A2-vivo-targeting-of-coa1-and-pdia6-in-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#20
Ingrid Herr, Heiner Sähr, Zhefu Zhao, Libo Yin, Georg Omlor, Burkhard Lehner, Jörg Fellenberg
Giant cell tumors of bone (GCTB) are generally benign bone tumors associated with expansive osteolytic defects, a high rate of recurrence and potential malignant transformation. We recently observed silencing of miR-127-3p and miR-376a-3p in GCTB and identified COA1 and PDIA6 as their target genes. Here, we investigate the impact of these microRNAs and their target genes on tumor engraftment and progression of giant cell tumor stromal cells (GCTSC) in vivo by xenotransplantation on the chorioallantoic membrane of chicken eggs...
September 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
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