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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205459/effects-of-an-antagonistic-analog-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-on-endometriosis-in-a-mouse-model-and-in-vitro
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Frank Köster, Li Jin, Yuanming Shen, Andrew V Schally, Ren-Zhi Cai, Norman L Block, Daniela Hornung, Gabriele Marschner, Achim Rody, Jörg B Engel, Dominique Finas
Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic disorder causing dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and subfertility. Receptors for the growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) were found in endometriotic tissues. Antagonists of GHRH have been used to inhibit the growth of endometriotic endometrial stromal cells. In this study, the GHRH receptor splice variant (SV) 1 was detected in human endometrial tissue samples by Western blots and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The highest messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels of SV1 were found in eutopic endometrium from patients with endometriosis compared to ectopic endometriotic tissues and endometrium from normal patients...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190795/progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-functions-of-ddx3y-dby-in-male-germ-cell-development-and-maintenance
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Alexei A Kotov, Oxana M Olenkina, Baira K Godneeva, Vladimir E Adashev, Ludmila V Olenina
Human DDX3 paralogs are housed on the X chromosome (DDX3X) as well as in the non- recombining region Yq11 of the Y-chromosome (DDX3Y or DBY). A gene encoding RNA helicase DDX3Y is located in the AZoospermia Factor a (AZFa) region of the Y-chromosome and expressed only in male germ cells. Deletions encompassing the DDX3Y gene lead to azoospermia and cause Sertoli Cell-Only Syndrome (SCOS) in humans. SCOS is characterized by a complete germ cell lack with preservation of somatic Sertoli cells. This review summarizes current advances in the study of DDX3Y functions in maintenance and development of early male germ cells...
February 12, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174392/-heart-transplantation-allograft-and-xenograft
#3
Norihide Fukushima
Prior to starting clinical cardiac allotransplantation, cardiac xenotransplantation was performed in human in 1960s. In 1964, Hardy performed cardiac transplantation using a chimpanzee heart and Bailey performed cardiac transplantation using a baboon heart to an infant with hypoplastic left heart. The use of cyclosporine has greatly improved the outcome of clinical cardiac transplantation and cardiac allotransplantation became an established treatment strategy for the patients with end-stage heart failure. Although concordant cardiac xenotransplantation from a primate to a human may be successfully performed using current immunosuppressive regimen, a primate heart is not a good candidate for cardiac xenograft due to animal light issues and its size...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164571/establishment-of-a-novel-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds-xenotransplantation-model
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Ling Ma, Xia Zhang, Zhiqiong Wang, Yan Chen, Jia Wei, Lihua Hu
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal disease of the elderly characterized by chronic cytopenia, dysplasia, and a high risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Up until now, few animal models that fully recapitulate clinical features of this disease have been available. METHODS: This study aimed to establish a new MDS xenograft model utilizing a human MDS-derived cell line with heterozygous Y641C mutation of EZH2 (SKM-1). 1 x 107 SKM-1 cells were inoculated into anti-mouse CD122 monoantibody conditioned nonobese diabetic severe combined immunodeficiency (NOD/SCID) mice by intravenous injection...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160553/small-g-protein-rac-gtpases-regulate-the-maintenance-of-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yun-Ju Lai, Jui-Cheng Tsai, Ying-Ting Tseng, Meng-Shih Wu, Wen-Shan Liu, Hoi-Ian Lam, Jei-Hwa Yu, Susan E Nozell, Etty N Benveniste
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor in adults. The existence of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) or stem-like cells (stemloids) may account for its invasiveness and high recurrence. Rac proteins belong to the Rho small GTPase subfamily which regulates cell movement, proliferation, and survival. To investigate whether Rac proteins can serve as therapeutic targets for glioblastoma, especially for GSCs or stemloids, we examined the potential roles of Rac1, Rac2 and Rac3 on the properties of tumorspheres derived from glioblastoma cell lines...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160329/xenotransplantation-literature-update-november-december-2016
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Magie Steinhoff, Raza Naqvi, Christopher Burlak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159741/biology-and-relevance-of-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
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Daniel Thomas, Ravindra Majeti
Evidence of human acute myeloid leukemia stem cells (AML LSCs) was first reported nearly two decades ago through the identification of rare subpopulations of engrafting cells in xenotransplantation assays. These AML LSCs were shown to reside at the apex of a cellular hierarchy that initiates and maintains the disease, exhibiting properties of self-renewal, cell cycle quiescence, and chemoresistance. This cancer stem cell model offers an explanation for chemotherapy resistance and disease relapse, and implies that approaches to treatment must eradicate LSCs for cure...
February 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157735/an-investigation-of-extracellular-histones-in-pig-to-baboon-organ-xenotransplantation
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Tao Li, Whayoung Lee, Hidetaka Hara, Cassandra Long, Mohamed Ezzelarab, David Ayares, Hai Huang, Yi Wang, David K C Cooper, Hayato Iwase
BACKGROUND: Serum (extracellular) histone levels are increased in inflammatory states and in the presence of coagulation dysfunction, eg, trauma, chemical/ischemic injury, infection. There is increasing evidence of a systemic inflammatory response associated with the presence of a pig xenograft in a nonhuman primate. We evaluated extracellular histone levels in baboons with various pig xenografts. METHODS: We measured serum histones in baboons with pig heterotopic heart (n=8), life-supporting kidney (n=5), orthotopic liver (n=4), and artery patch (n=9) grafts by ELISA...
February 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155815/pig-to-primate-islet-xenotransplantation-past-present-and-future
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Zhengzhao Liu, Wenbao Hu, Tian He, Yifan Dai, Hidetaka Hara, Rita Bottino, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Islet allotransplantation results in increasing success in treating type 1 diabetes, but the shortage of deceased humandonor pancreata limits progress. Islet xenotransplantation, using pigs as sources of islet is a promising approach to overcome this limitation. The greatest obstacle is the primate immune/ inflammatory response to the pig islets, which may take the form of rapid early graft destruction (the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction) or T cell-mediated rejection. These problems are being resolved by the genetic engineering of the source pigs combined with improved immunosuppressive therapy...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154808/patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-their-potential-utility-in-personalized-medicine
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Katherine M Morgan, Gregory M Riedlinger, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Shridar Ganesan, Sharon R Pine
Traditional preclinical studies of cancer therapeutics have relied on the use of established human cell lines that have been adapted to grow in the laboratory and, therefore, may deviate from the cancer they were meant to represent. With the emphasis of cancer drug development shifting from non-specific cytotoxic agents to rationally designed molecularly targeted therapies or immunotherapy comes the need for better models with predictive value regarding therapeutic activity and response in clinical trials. Recently, the diversity and accessibility of immunodeficient mouse strains has greatly enhanced the production and utility of patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for many tumor types, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151697/microstructured-surface-arrays-for-injection-of-zebrafish-larvae
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Felix Ellett, Daniel Irimia
Microinjection of zebrafish larvae is an essential technique for delivery of treatments, dyes, microbes, and xenotransplantation into various tissues. Although a number of casts are available to orient embryos at the single-cell stage, no device has been specifically designed to position hatching-stage larvae for microinjection of different tissues. In this study, we present a reusable silicone device consisting of arrayed microstructures, designed to immobilize 2 days postfertilization larvae in lateral, ventral, and dorsal orientations, while providing maximal access to target sites for microinjection...
February 2, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130792/klotho-attenuated-antibody-mediated-porcine-endothelial-cell-activation-and-injury
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Lu Liu, Hanchao Gao, Chungu Hong, Chen He, Dengke Pan, Yifan Dai, Hidetaka Hara, David K C Cooper, Zesong Li, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Long-term success in pig-to-primate xenotransplantation is currently hampered by acute vascular rejection (AVR), characterized by endothelial cell (EC) activation and injury. Klotho has anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory effects on EC and protects EC against reactive oxygen species, rendering klotho a promising molecule to control AVR. In this study, porcine ECs were pre-incubated with klotho and then exposed to xenoreactive antibodies and complement. Real-time PCR revealed that klotho suppressed antibody-induced pro-inflammatory gene expression of VCAM-1 and IL-1α...
January 28, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129859/investigating-microglia-brain-tumor-cell-interactions-in-vivo-in-the-larval-zebrafish-brain
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K R Astell, D Sieger
Glioblastoma is the most frequent and aggressive primary malignant brain tumor. Gliomas exhibit high genetic diversity in addition to complex and variable clinical features. Glioblastoma tumors are highly resistant to multimodal therapies and there is significant patient mortality within the first two years after prognosis. At present clinical treatments are palliative, not curative. Glioblastomas contain a high number of microglia and infiltrating macrophages, which are positively correlated with glioma grade and invasiveness...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121626/differential-expression-of-cd44-and-cd24-markers-discriminates-the-epitheliod-from-the-fibroblastoid-subset-in-a-sarcomatoid-renal-carcinoma-cell-line-evidence-suggesting-the-existence-of-cancer-stem-cells-in-both-subsets-as-studied-with-sorted-cells
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Chin-Hsuan Hsieh, Shih-Chieh Hsiung, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chih-Feng Yen, Yah-Huei Wu Chou, Wei-Yi Lei, See-Tong Pang, Cheng-Keng Chuang, Shuen-Kuei Liao
Epithelioid and fibroblastoid subsets coexist in the human sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma (sRCC) cell line, RCC52, according to previous clonal studies. Herein, using monoclonal antibodies to CD44 and CD24 markers, we identified and isolated these two populations, and showed that CD44bright/CD24dim and CD44bright/CD24bright phenotypes correspond to epithelioid and fibroblastoid subsets, respectively. Both sorted subsets displayed different levels of tumorigenicity in xenotransplantation, indicating that each harbored its own cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
January 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114170/humoral-reactivity-of-renal-transplant-waitlisted-patients-to-cells-from-ggta1-cmah-b4galnt2-and-sla-class-i-knockout-pigs
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Gregory R Martens, Luz M Reyes, James R Butler, Joseph M Ladowski, Jose L Estrada, Richard A Sidner, Devin E Eckhoff, Matt Tector, A Joseph Tector
BACKGROUND: Anti-pig antibodies are a barrier to clinical xenotransplantation. We evaluated antibody binding of waitlisted renal transplant patients to 3 glycan KO pig cells and Class I swine leukocyte antigens (SLA). METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from SLA identical wild type, GGTA1 KO, GGTA1/CMAH KO, and GGTA1/CMAH/B4GalNT2 KO pigs were screened for human antibody binding using flow cytometric crossmatch (FCXM). Sera from 820 patients were screened on B4GalNT2/CMAH/GGTA1 KO cells and a subset with elevated binding was evaluated further...
January 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108843/ets-transcription-factors-etv2-and-fli1b-are-required-for-tumor-angiogenesis
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Kristina Baltrunaite, Michael P Craig, Sharina Palencia Desai, Praneet Chaturvedi, Ram Naresh Pandey, Rashmi S Hegde, Saulius Sumanas
ETS transcription factor ETV2/Etsrp functions as a key regulator of embryonic vascular development in multiple vertebrates. However, its role in pathological vascular development has not been previously investigated. To analyze its role in tumor angiogenesis, we utilized a zebrafish xenotransplantation model. Using a photoconvertible kdrl:NLS-KikGR line, we demonstrated that all tumor vessels originate from the existing embryonic vasculature by the mechanism of angiogenesis. Xenotransplantation of mouse B16 melanoma cells resulted in a significant increase in expression of the ETS transcription factors etv2 and fli1b expression throughout the embryonic vasculature...
January 20, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103265/rabbit-model-of-human-gliomas-implications-for-intra-arterial-drug-delivery
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Huamin Qin, Miroslaw Janowski, Monica S Pearl, Izabela Malysz-Cymborska, Shen Li, Charles G Eberhart, Piotr Walczak
The prognosis for malignant brain tumors remains poor despite a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. This is partly due to the blood-brain barrier, a major obstacle that prevents therapeutic agents from effectively reaching the tumor. We have recently developed a method for precise and predictable opening of the blood-brain barrier via the intra-arterial administration of mannitol, a hyperosmolar agent, in a rabbit model, whose vascular anatomy facilitates the use of standard interventional neuroradiology techniques and devices...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101175/effect-of-mir-146a-and-mir-155-on-cardiac-xenotransplantation
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Zhicheng Zhao, Feng Qi, Tong Liu, Weihua Fu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression levels of miR-146a and miR-155 in a cardiac xenograft model treated with the immunosuppressant FK506, and to construct lentiviral vectors to further study the roles of miR-146a and miR-155 in cardiac xenotransplantation. Expression levels of miR-146a and miR-155 were examined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis and protein expression of RelA, which is a member of the nuclear factor-κB family, was examined by western blot analysis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099406/reducing-the-threshold-for-clinical-renal-xenotransplantation
#19
Peter J Cowan, Francesco L Ierino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075522/crucial-role-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-in-tumorigenicity-of-xenotransplanted-adult-t-cell-leukemia-derived-cells
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Kentaro Nasu, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Tomoka Takanashi, Keiichi Tamai, Ikuro Sato, Shoji Ine, Osamu Sasaki, Kennichi Satoh, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Yuetsu Tanaka, Takuya Fukushima, Hideo Harigae, Kazuo Sugamura
Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA9) is a membrane-associated carbonic anhydrase that regulates cellular pH, is upregulated in various solid tumors, and is considered to be a therapeutic target. Here, we describe the essential role of CA9 in the tumorigenicity of cells derived from human adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL). We previously established the highly tumorigenic ST1-N6 subline from the ATL-derived ST1 cell line by serial xenotransplantation in NOG mice. In the present study, we first show that CA9 expression is strongly enhanced in ST1-N6 cells...
January 11, 2017: Cancer Science
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