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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944920/periodic-acid%C3%A2-schiff-staining-method-for-function-detection-of-liver-cells-is-affected-by-2-horse-serum-in-induction-medium
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Hui Hui, Wenjun Ma, Jiejie Cui, Mengjia Gong, Yi Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Tongchuan He, Yang Bi, Yun He
Developing a thorough understanding of experimental methods of hepatic differentiation in hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) should expand the knowledge of hepatocyte induction in vitro and may help to develop cell transplantation therapies for the clinical usage of HPCs in liver diseases. A previous induction method effectively induced differentiation and metabolic abilities in HPCs. Periodic acid‑Schiff (PAS) staining is used to identify glycogen synthesis and hepatocyte function; however, this method failed to detect induced hepatocytes...
September 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943029/generation-of-mouse-and-human-organoid-forming-intestinal-progenitor-cells-by-direct-lineage-reprogramming
#2
Shizuka Miura, Atsushi Suzuki
Intestinal organoids hold great promise as a valuable tool for studying and treating intestinal diseases. The currently available sources of human intestinal organoids, tissue fragments or pluripotent stem cells, involve invasive procedures or complex differentiation protocols, respectively. Here, we show that a set of four transcription factors, Hnf4α, Foxa3, Gata6, and Cdx2, can directly reprogram mouse fibroblasts to acquire the identity of fetal intestine-derived progenitor cells (FIPCs). These induced FIPCs (iFIPCs) form spherical organoids that develop into adult-type budding organoids containing cells with intestinal stem cell properties...
September 16, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942551/androgen-excess-and-metabolic-disorders-in-women-with-pcos-beyond-the-body-mass-index
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REVIEW
R A Condorelli, A E Calogero, M Di Mauro, L M Mongioi', R Cannarella, G Rosta, S La Vignera
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance is a common feature among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), especially in those patients with hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation. PCOS women are at risk for developing metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance and type II diabetes mellitus (DM II). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to explore the existing knowledge of the interplay between androgen excess, pancreatic β-cell function, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), intra-abdominal and subcutaneous (SC) abdominal adipocytes in PCOS, providing a better comprehension of the molecular mechanisms of diabetologic interest...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942128/vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-derived-from-inbred-swine-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-vascular-tissue-engineering
#4
Jiesi Luo, Lingfeng Qin, Mehmet H Kural, Jonas Schwan, Xia Li, Oscar Bartulos, Xiao-Qiang Cong, Yongming Ren, Liqiong Gui, Guangxin Li, Matthew W Ellis, Peining Li, Darrell N Kotton, Alan Dardik, Jordan S Pober, George Tellides, Marsha Rolle, Stuart Campbell, Robert J Hawley, David H Sachs, Laura E Niklason, Yibing Qyang
Development of autologous tissue-engineered vascular constructs using vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) holds great potential in treating patients with vascular disease. However, preclinical, large animal iPSC-based cellular and tissue models are required to evaluate safety and efficacy prior to clinical application. Herein, swine iPSC (siPSC) lines were established by introducing doxycycline-inducible reprogramming factors into fetal fibroblasts from a line of inbred Massachusetts General Hospital miniature swine that accept tissue and organ transplants without immunosuppression within the line...
September 19, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941328/inducing-indel-mutation-in-the-sox6-gene-by-zinc-finger-nuclease-for-gamma-reactivation-an-approach-towards-gene-therapy-of-beta-thalassemia
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Mehran Modares, Laleh Shariati, Zahra Hejazi, Mansoureh Shahbazi, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Hossein Khanahmad
β-thalassemia is a common autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a deficiency in the synthesis of β-chains.Evidences show that increased HbF levels improve the symptoms in patients with β-thalassemia or sickle cell anemia. In this study, ZFN technology was applied to induce a mutation in the binding domain region of SOX6 to reactivate γ-globin expression. The sequences coding for ZFP arrays were designed and sub cloned in TDH plus as a transfer vector. The ZFN expression was confirmed using Western blot analysis...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941176/optimized-human-platelet-lysate-as-novel-basis-for-a-serum-xeno-and-additive-free-corneal-endothelial-cell-and-tissue-culture
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Daniel Thieme, Lynn Reuland, Toni Lindl, Friedrich Kruse, Thomas Fuchsluger
INTRODUCTION: The expansion of donor derived corneal endothelial cells is a promising approach for regenerative therapies in corneal diseases. To achieve the best GMP standard the entire cultivation process should be devoid of non-human components. However, so far there is no suitable xeno-free protocol for clinical applications. METHODS: We therefore introduce a processed variant of a platelet lysate for the use in corneal cell and tissue culture based on a GMP-grade thrombocyte concentrate...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940767/human-mesenchymal-factors-induce-rat-hippocampal-and-human-neural-stem-cell-dependent-oligodendrogenesis
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Janusz J Jadasz, Lena Tepe, Felix Beyer, Iria Samper Agrelo, Rainer Akkermann, Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn, Maria Elena Silva, Richard O C Oreffo, Hans-Peter Hartung, Alessandro Prigione, Francisco J Rivera, James Adjaye, Patrick Küry
The generation of new oligodendrocytes is essential for adult brain repair in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. We previously identified the multifunctional p57kip2 protein as a negative regulator of myelinating glial cell differentiation and as an intrinsic switch of glial fate decision in adult neural stem cells (aNSCs). In oligodendroglial precursor cells (OPCs), p57kip2 protein nuclear exclusion was recently found to be rate limiting for differentiation to proceed. Furthermore, stimulation with mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived factors enhanced oligodendrogenesis by yet unknown mechanisms...
September 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939367/comparison-of-three-human-platelet-lysates-used-as-supplements-for-in-vitro-expansion-of-corneal-endothelium-cells
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Tsung-Jen Wang, Ming-Sheng Chen, Ming-Li Chou, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Jerard Seghatchian, Thierry Burnouf
BACKGROUND: Human platelet lysates (HPLs) are emerging as the new gold standard supplement of growth media for ex vivo expansion of cells for transplant. However, variations do exist in the way how HPLs are prepared. In particular, uncertainties still exist regarding the type of HPL most suitable for corneal endothelium cells (CEC) expansion, especially as these cells have limited proliferative capacity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three distinct HPL preparations were produced, with or without calcium chloride/glass beads activation, and with or without heat treatment at 56°C for 30min...
August 31, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939208/discovery-and-characterization-of-human-amniochorionic-membrane-microfractures
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Lauren S Richardson, Gracie Vargas, Tyra Brown, Lorenzo Ochoa, Samantha Sheller-Miller, George R Saade, Robert N Taylor, Ramkumar Menon
This study obtained visual evidence of novel cellular and extracellular matrix level structural alterations in term and preterm human fetal amniochorionic membrane. Amniochorions were collected from term cesarean (not in labor) or vaginal deliveries (labor), preterm premature rupture of the membranes, and spontaneous preterm birth. To determine the effect of oxidative stress on membranes at term or preterm labor, term not in labor samples in an organ explant culture in vitro were exposed to cigarette smoke extract...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938408/pioneer-factors-foxa1-and-foxa2-assist-selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-in-human-endometrial-cells
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Shannon Whirledge, Edwina P Kisanga, Robert N Taylor, John A Cidlowski
Successful pregnancy relies on dynamic control of cell signaling in order to achieve uterine receptivity and the necessary biological changes required for endometrial decidualization, embryo implantation, and fetal development. Glucocorticoids are master regulators of intracellular signaling and can directly regulate embryo implantation and endometrial remodeling during murine pregnancy. In immortalized human uterine cells, we have shown that glucocorticoids and estradiol co-regulate thousands of genes. Recently, glucocorticoids and estradiol were shown to co-regulate the expression of Left-right determination factor 1 (LEFTY1), previously implicated in the regulation of decidualization...
August 29, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937611/hcg-biological-functions-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Chinedu Nwabuobi, Sefa Arlier, Frederick Schatz, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Charles Joseph Lockwood, Umit Ali Kayisli
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced primarily by differentiated syncytiotrophoblasts, and represents a key embryonic signal that is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. hCG can activate various signaling cascades including mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 2 (Smad2), protein kinase C (PKC), and/or protein kinase A (PKA) in several cells types by binding to luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) or potentially by direct/indirect interaction with transforming growth factor beta receptor (TGFβR)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936585/understanding-intestinal-glucose-transporter-expression-in-obese-compared-to-non-obese-subjects
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Rebecca A Deal, Yueming Tang, Reid Fletcher, Alfonso Torquati, Philip Omotosho
INTRODUCTION: The impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on weight loss and co-morbid disease resolution is well established. However, the mechanisms underlying the procedure remain incompletely understood. Intestinal remodeling involving glucose transporters (GLUTs) may play a crucial role. Rat studies have demonstrated morphological adaptation of GLUTs within adipose and intestinal cells in association with the reprogramming of glucose metabolism. There is a limited understanding of the variations in expression amongst GLUT family receptors in the human intestine...
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936487/platelet-dense-granules-begin-to-selectively-accumulate-mepacrine-during-proplatelet-formation
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Hayley A Hanby, Jialing Bao, Ji-Yoon Noh, Danuta Jarocha, Mortimer Poncz, Mitchell J Weiss, Michael S Marks
Platelet dense granules (DGs) are storage organelles for calcium ions, small organic molecules such as ADP and serotonin, and larger polyphosphates that are secreted upon platelet stimulation to enhance platelet activation, adhesion, and stabilization at sites of vascular damage. DGs are thought to fully mature within megakaryocytes (MKs) prior to platelet formation. Here we challenge this notion by exploiting vital fluorescent dyes to distinguish mildly acidic DGs from highly acidic compartments by microscopy in platelets and MKs...
August 22, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935707/the-eutheria-specific-mir-290-mir-371-cluster-modulates-placental-growth-and-maternal-fetal-transport
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Alireza Paikari, Cassandra Belair, Danial Saw, Robert Blelloch
A family of vertebrate-specific microRNAs called the ESCC microRNAs arises from two genetic loci in mammals, the miR-290/miR-371 and miR-302 loci. While the miR-302 locus is found broadly among vertebrates, the miR-290/miR-371 locus is unique to eutheria (placental mammals), suggesting a role in placental development. Here, we evaluate that role. A knockin reporter for the mouse miR-290 cluster gene is expressed throughout the embryo until gastrulation at which time it becomes specifically expressed in extraembryonic tissues and the germline...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935613/maternal-exposure-of-balb-c-mice-to-indoor-no2-and-allergic-asthma-syndrome-in-offspring-at-adulthood-with-evaluation-of-dna-methylation-associated-th2-polarization
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Huifeng Yue, Wei Yan, Xiaotong Ji, Rui Gao, Juan Ma, Ziyu Rao, Guangke Li, Nan Sang
BACKGROUND: Fetal stress has been proposed to be associated with diseases in both children and adults. Epidemiological studies suggest that maternal exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) contributes to increased morbidity and mortality of offspring with allergic asthma later in life. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test whether maternal NO2 exposure causes allergic asthma-related consequences in offspring absent any subsequent lung provocation and whether this exposure enhances the likelihood of developing allergic asthma or the intensity of developed allergic airway disease following postnatal allergic sensitization and challenge...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935498/are-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-assessments-of-comparative-and-combined-toxicity-of-the-same-metallic-nanoparticles-compatible-or-contradictory-or-both-a-juxtaposition-of-data-obtained-in-respective-experiments-with-nio-and-mn3o4-nanoparticles
#16
Ilzira Minigalieva, Tatiana Bushueva, Eleonore Fröhlich, Claudia Meindl, Kristin Öhlinger, Vladimir Panov, Anatoly Varaksin, Vladimir Shur, Ekaterina Shishkina, Vladimir Gurvich, Boris Katsnelson
Comparative and combined damaging effects of NiO and Mn3O4 nanoparticles were estimated on cultures of several established human cell lines. The cytotoxicity indices used were: (a) reduction in cellular dehydrogenase activity, (b) decrease in the ATP-content, (c) for SH-SY5Y cells also decrease in the tyrosine hydroxylase content. The combined cytotoxicity was modeled using the Response Surface Methodology. When assessing the stability of metal oxide nanoparticles (MeO-NPs) in cultural media used by us, we found that the addition of the fetal bovine serum (FBS) to them renders NiO-NPs and, to even greater extent, Mn3O4-NPs exponentially slow soluble while without FBS their dissolution was virtually undetectable...
September 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934815/-the-fetal-profile-more-than-just-nt
#17
Markus Hoopmann, Karl Oliver Kagan
The midsagittal view of the fetal profile is essential in first trimester screening at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation. None of the standard sections in prenatal medicine is as well defined and undergoes such a strong quality assurance program. These requirements were recently challenged by the introduction of cell-free DNA screening. The fetal profile view was previously only needed for the appropriate measurement of the fetal nuchal translucency thickness. In recent years, it became evident that there are many more anomalies or markers for fetal defects that can be seen in this section such as spina bifida, facial clefts or retrognathia...
September 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934223/ursodeoxycholic-acid-prevents-ventricular-conduction-slowing-and-arrhythmia-by-restoring-t-type-calcium-current-in-fetuses-during-cholestasis
#18
Oladipupo Adeyemi, Anita Alvarez-Laviada, Francisca Schultz, Effendi Ibrahim, Michael Trauner, Catherine Williamson, Alexey V Glukhov, Julia Gorelik
BACKGROUND: Increased maternal serum bile acid concentrations in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) are associated with fetal cardiac arrhythmias. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been shown to demonstrate anti-arrhythmic properties via preventing ICP-associated cardiac conduction slowing and development of reentrant arrhythmias, although the cellular mechanism is still being elucidated. METHODS: High-resolution fluorescent optical mapping of electrical activity and electrocardiogram measurements were used to characterize effects of UDCA on one-day-old neonatal and adult female Langendorff-perfused rat hearts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932678/precise-protein-photolithography-p-3-high-performance-biopatterning-using-silk-fibroin-light-chain-as-the-resist
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Wanpeng Liu, Zhitao Zhou, Shaoqing Zhang, Zhifeng Shi, Justin Tabarini, Woonsoo Lee, Yeshun Zhang, S N Gilbert Corder, Xinxin Li, Fei Dong, Liang Cheng, Mengkun Liu, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Guozheng Zhang, Ying Mao, Tiger H Tao
Precise patterning of biomaterials has widespread applications, including drug release, degradable implants, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Patterning of protein-based microstructures using UV-photolithography has been demonstrated using protein as the resist material. The Achilles heel of existing protein-based biophotoresists is the inevitable wide molecular weight distribution during the protein extraction/regeneration process, hindering their practical uses in the semiconductor industry where reliability and repeatability are paramount...
September 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932610/pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-non-hiv-pregnant-women-receiving-chemotherapy-for-malignant-lymphoma-two-case-reports
#20
Yuki Fukutani, Yoshitsugu Chigusa, Eiji Kondoh, Kaoru Kawasaki, Shingo Io, Noriomi Matsumura
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a life-threatening opportunistic infection that sometimes occurs in immunocompromised patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Here, we report two extremely rare cases of PCP in non-HIV pregnant women who underwent chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma. Case  1 is a 34-year-old primigravida who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. She received ABVD chemotherapy and developed PCP at 37 weeks of gestation. After the onset of PCP, emergent cesarean section was performed due to a nonreassuring fetal status...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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