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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405805/a-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system-allows-visualization-of-intramural-coronary-vessels-after-cardiac-stem-cell-therapy-for-myocardial-infarction
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Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Hosoda, Yoshimori Ikeya, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Toru Shizuma, Takashi Shiraishi, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
Conventional angiography is insufficient for evaluating the therapeutic effect of cardiac regeneration therapy. A microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode was developed. Cerium has a characteristic X-ray with a peak at 34.6 keV, which allows visualization of tiny amounts of iodine. The performance of the cerium anode X-ray system was evaluated in two excised normal canine hearts and in excised ischemic canine hearts treated with c-kit-positive cardiac stem cells (5 canines) or without cells (5 control canines)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394933/the-acute-impact-of-high-dose-lipid-lowering-treatment-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-the-remedy-epc-early-substudy
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Rosalinda Madonna, Francesca Vera Renna, Paola Lanuti, Matteo Perfetti, Marco Marchisio, Carlo Briguori, Gerolama Condorelli, Lamberto Manzoli, Raffaele De Caterina
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play a role in vascular repair, while circulating endothelial cells (CECs) are biomarkers of vascular damage and regeneration. Statins may promote EPC/CEC mobilization in the peripheral blood. We evaluated whether pre-procedural exposure to different lipid-lowering drugs (statins±ezetimibe) can acutely increase levels/activity of EPCs/CECs in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In a planned sub-analysis of the Rosuvastatin For REduction Of Myocardial DamagE During Coronary AngioplastY (REMEDY) trial, 38 patients with stable CAD on chronic low-dose statin therapy were randomized, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled design, into 4 groups before PCI: i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386845/sub-physiological-oxygen-levels-optimal-for-growth-and-survival-of-human-atrial-cardiac-stem-cells
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Deepthi Sreerengam RajendranNair, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Renuka R Nair
Cardiac stem cells reside in niches where the oxygen levels are close to 3%. For cytotherapy, cells are conventionally expanded in ambient oxygen (21% O2) which represents hyperoxia compared to the oxygen tension of niches. Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are then transplanted to host tissue with lower-O2 levels. The high-O2 gradient can reduce the efficacy of cultured cells. Based on the assumption that minimizing injury due to O2 gradients will enhance the yield of functionally efficient cells, CDCs were cultured in 3% O2 and compared with cells maintained in ambient O2...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382066/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-for-myocardial-regeneration
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REVIEW
Hyung Joon Joo, Jong-Ho Kim, Soon Jun Hong
Over the past decade, stem cell therapy has been extensively studied for clinical application for heart diseases. Among various stem cells, adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ADSC) is still an attractive stem cell resource due to its abundance and easy accessibility. In vitro studies showed the multipotent differentiation potentials of ADSC, even differentiation into cardiomyocytes. Many pre-clinical animal studies have also demonstrated promising therapeutic results of ADSC. Furthermore, there were several clinical trials showing the positive results in acute myocardial infarction using ADSC...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368043/impact-of-cell-composition-and-geometry-on-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-engineered-cardiac-tissue
#5
Takeichiro Nakane, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Joseph P Tinney, Fangping Yuan, William J Kowalski, Fei Ye, Amanda J LeBlanc, Ryuzo Sakata, Jun K Yamashita, Bradley B Keller
The current study describes a scalable, porous large-format engineered cardiac tissue (LF-ECT) composed of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived multiple lineage cardiac cells with varied 3D geometries and cell densities developed towards the goal of scale-up for large animal pre-clinical studies. We explored multiple 15 × 15 mm ECT geometries using molds with rectangular internal staggered posts (mesh, ME), without posts (plain sheet, PS), or long parallel posts (multiple linear bundles, ML) and a gel matrix containing hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial, and vascular mural cells matured in vitro for 14 days...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363496/therapeutic-progenitor-cell-application-for-tissue-regeneration-analyzing-the-impact-of-toll-like-receptor-signaling-on-c-kit-cell-migration-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-vivo
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Peter Donndorf, Saifullah Abubaker, Brigitte Vollmar, Christian Rimmbach, Gustav Steinhoff, Alexander Kaminski
OBJECTIVES: Toll-like-receptor (TLR) mediated immune response has been shown to regulate myocardial damage following cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (IR). It has not been described conclusively so far whether migration of therapeutically applied progenitor cells following an IR event depends on TLR-signaling. METHODS: In vivo migratory capacity murine c-kit(+) cells following IR injury was quantified by intravital fluorescence microscopy, utilizing the mouse cremaster muscle model and analyzing early (rolling) and late (adhesion) c-kit(+) cell interaction with the local endothelium...
March 29, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362341/the-role-of-micrornas-in-myocardial-infarction-from-molecular-mechanism-to-clinical-application
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REVIEW
Teng Sun, Yan-Han Dong, Wei Du, Chun-Ying Shi, Kun Wang, Muhammad-Akram Tariq, Jian-Xun Wang, Pei-Feng Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small single-stranded and highly conserved non-coding RNAs, which are closely linked to cardiac disorders such as myocardial infarction (MI), cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, and heart failure. A growing number of studies have demonstrated that miRNAs determine the fate of the heart by regulating cardiac cell death and regeneration after MI. A deep understanding of the pathophysiology of miRNA dependent regulatory pathways in these processes is required. The role of miRNAs as diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic targets also needs to be explored in order to utilize them in clinical settings...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358917/proteomic-characterization-of-epicardial-myocardial-signaling-reveals-novel-regulatory-networks-including-a-role-for-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-epicardial-emt
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Yanyang Li, Alexander Urban, Devin Midura, Hans-Georg Simon, Q Tian Wang
Signaling between the epicardium and underlying myocardium is crucial for proper heart development. The complex molecular interactions and regulatory networks involved in this communication are not well understood. In this study, we integrated mass spectrometry with bioinformatics to systematically characterize the secretome of embryonic chicken EPDC-heart explant (EHE) co-cultures. The 150-protein secretome dataset established greatly expands the knowledge base of the molecular players involved in epicardial-myocardial signaling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352335/chitosan-hydrogel-improves-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplant-survival-and-cardiac-function-following-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#9
Bin Xu, Yang Li, Bo Deng, Xiaojing Liu, Lin Wang, Qing-Lei Zhu
Myocardial infarction (MI) remains the leading cause of cardiovascular-associated mortality and morbidity. Improving the retention rate, survival and cardiomyocyte differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is important in improving the treatment of patients with MI. In the present study, temperature-responsive chitosan hydrogel, an injectable scaffold, was used to deliver MSCs directly into the infarcted myocardium of rats following MI. Histopathology and immunohistochemical staining were used to evaluate cardiac cell survival and regeneration, and cardiac function was assessed using an echocardiograph...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326484/genome-wide-transcriptional-analysis-of-cardiovascular-related-genes-and-pathways-induced-by-pm2-5-in-human-myocardial-cells
#10
Lin Feng, Xiaozhe Yang, Collins Otieno Asweto, Jing Wu, Yannan Zhang, Hejing Hu, Yanfeng Shi, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Air pollution has been a major environment-related health threat. Most of the studies on PM2.5 toxicity have verified on the cardiovascular system and endothelial cells. However, researches on PM2.5-induced myocardial-related toxicity are limited. This study aims to fully understand the toxic effects of PM2.5 on human myocardial cell (AC16) and explore its molecular mechanism based on microarray analysis and bioinformatics analysis. Microarray data analysis manifested that PM2.5-induced toxicity affected expression of 472 genes compared with the control group, including 166 upregulated genes and 306 downregulated genes in human myocardial (AC16) cells...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316922/miracle-cells-for-natural-dentistry-a-review
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REVIEW
Rani Somani, Shipra Jaidka, Neeti Bajaj, Sameksha Arora
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells. Recently, enormous growth has been seen in the recognition of stem cell-based therapies, which have the potential to ameliorate the life of patients with conditions that span from Parkinson's disease to cardiac ischemia to bone or tooth loss. This research has produced new but unexplored possibilities in the regeneration of different organs and tissues. Presently, research is focused on the proficiency of stem cells and their utilization in dentistry, which is gaining interest...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303152/promising-therapeutic-strategies-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-cardiovascular-regeneration-from-cell-priming-to-tissue-engineering
#12
REVIEW
Seung Taek Ji, Hyunyun Kim, Jisoo Yun, Joo Seop Chung, Sang-Mo Kwon
The primary cause of death among chronic diseases worldwide is ischemic cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Recent evidence indicates that adult stem cell therapies involving cardiovascular regeneration represent promising strategies to treat cardiovascular diseases. Owing to their immunomodulatory properties and vascular repair capabilities, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are strong candidate therapeutic stem cells for use in cardiovascular regeneration. However, major limitations must be overcome, including their very low survival rate in ischemic lesion...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295048/cardiac-repair-in-a-mouse-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-trophoblast-stem-cells
#13
Guannan Li, Jianzhou Chen, Xinlin Zhang, Guixin He, Wei Tan, Han Wu, Ran Li, Yuhan Chen, Rong Gu, Jun Xie, Biao Xu
Various stem cells have been explored for the purpose of cardiac repair. However, any individual stem cell population has not been considered as the ideal source. Recently, trophoblast stem cells (TSCs), a newly described stem cell type, have demonstrated extensive plasticity. The present study evaluated the therapeutic effect of TSCs transplantation for heart regeneration in a mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI) and made a direct comparison with the most commonly used mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Transplantation of TSCs and MSCs led to a remarkably improved cardiac function in contrast with the PBS control, but only the TSCs exhibited the potential of differentiation into cardiomyocytes in vivo...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289553/%C3%AE-gal-nanoparticles-in-wound-and-burn-healing-acceleration
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REVIEW
Uri Galili
Significance: Rapid recruitment and activation of macrophages may accelerate wound healing. Such accelerated healing was observed in wounds and burns of experimental animals treated with α-gal nanoparticles. Recent Advances: α-Gal nanoparticles present multiple α-gal epitopes (Galα1-3Galβ1-4GlcNAc-R). α-Gal nanoparticles applied to wounds bind anti-Gal (the most abundant antibody in humans) and generate chemotactic complement peptides, which rapidly recruit macrophages. Fc/Fc receptor interaction between anti-Gal coating the α-gal nanoparticles and recruited macrophages activates macrophages to produce cytokines that accelerate healing...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280861/a-growing-role-for-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-in-the-heart
#15
REVIEW
Yu Zhang, Dominic P Del Re
Heart disease is a major cause of clinical morbidity and mortality, and a significant health and economic burden worldwide. The loss of functional cardiomyocytes, often a result of myocardial infarction, leads to impaired cardiac output and ultimately heart failure. Therefore, efforts to improve cardiomyocyte viability and stimulate cardiomyocyte proliferation remain attractive therapeutic goals. Originally identified in Drosophila, the Hippo signaling pathway is highly conserved from flies to humans and regulates organ size through modulation of both cell survival and proliferation...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262548/notch-inhibition-enhances-cardiac-reprogramming-by-increasing-mef2c-transcriptional-activity
#16
Maria Abad, Hisayuki Hashimoto, Huanyu Zhou, Maria Gabriela Morales, Beibei Chen, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Eric N Olson
Conversion of fibroblasts into functional cardiomyocytes represents a potential means of restoring cardiac function after myocardial infarction, but so far this process remains inefficient and little is known about its molecular mechanisms. Here we show that DAPT, a classical Notch inhibitor, enhances the conversion of mouse fibroblasts into induced cardiac-like myocytes by the transcription factors GATA4, HAND2, MEF2C, and TBX5. DAPT cooperates with AKT kinase to further augment this process, resulting in up to 70% conversion efficiency...
March 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245882/development-of-a-surrogate-potency-assay-to-determine-the-angiogenic-activity-of-stempeucel%C3%A2-a-pooled-ex-vivo-expanded-allogeneic-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-product
#17
Charan Thej, Balamurugan Ramadasse, Ankita Walvekar, Anish S Majumdar, Sudha Balasubramanian
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have emerged as a more beneficial alternative to conventional therapy and may offer a potential cure for unmet medical needs. MSCs are known to possess strong immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, they promote angiogenesis and tissue regeneration through the secretion of trophic factors. For these reasons, the past decade witnessed a sharp increase in the number of clinical trials conducted with stem cells for various vascular diseases requiring angiogenesis...
February 28, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242613/notch-signalling-restricts-inflammation-and-serpine1-in-the-dynamic-endocardium-of-the-regenerating-zebrafish-heart
#18
Juliane Münch, Dimitrios Grivas, Álvaro González-Rajal, Rebeca Torregrosa-Carrión, José Luis de la Pompa
The zebrafish heart regenerates after ventricular damage through a process involving inflammation, fibrotic tissue deposition/removal and myocardial regeneration. Using 3D whole-mount imaging, we reveal a highly dynamic endocardium during cardiac regeneration, including changes in cell morphology, behaviour and gene expression. These events lay the foundation for an initial expansion of the endocardium that matures to form a coherent endocardial structure within the injury site. We studied two important endocardial molecules, Serpine1 and Notch, which are implicated in different aspects of endocardial regeneration...
February 27, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235633/cell-therapy-for-heart-disease-after-15-years-unmet-expectations
#19
REVIEW
Patrizia Nigro, Beatrice Bassetti, Laura Cavallotti, Valentina Catto, Corrado Carbucicchio, Giulio Pompilio
Over the past two decades cardiac cell therapy (CCT) has emerged as a promising new strategy to cure heart diseases at high unmet need. Thousands of patients have entered clinical trials for acute or chronic heart conditions testing different cell types, including autologous or allogeneic bone marrow (BM)-derived mononuclear or selected cells, BM- or adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal cells, or cardiac resident progenitors based on their potential ability to regenerate scarred or dysfunctional myocardium. Nowadays, the original enthusiasm surrounding the regenerative medicine field has been cushioned by a cumulative body of evidence indicating an inefficient or modest efficacy of CCT in improving cardiac function, along with the continued lack of indisputable proof for long-term prognostic benefit...
February 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231509/a-single-injection-of-protein-loaded-coacervate-gel-significantly-improves-cardiac-function-post-infarction
#20
H K Awada, D W Long, Z Wang, M P Hwang, K Kim, Y Wang
After myocardial infarction (MI), the heart undergoes fibrotic pathological remodeling instead of repair and regeneration. With multiple pathologies developing after MI, treatment using several proteins is expected to address this range of pathologies more effectively than a single-agent therapy. A factorial design of experiments study guided us to combine three complementary factors in one injection: tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP-3) was embedded in a fibrin gel for signaling in the initial phase of the treatment, while basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) and stromal cell-derived factor 1-alpha (SDF-1α) were embedded in heparin-based coacervates for sustained release and distributed within the same fibrin gel to exert their effects over a longer period...
May 2017: Biomaterials
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