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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723672/e3-ubiquitin-ligase-tripartite-motif-containing-71-promotes-the-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-the-inhibitor-of-kappab-%C3%AE-nuclear-factor-kappab-pathway
#1
Hongjiu Ren, Yitong Xu, Qiongzi Wang, Jun Jiang, Wudumuli, Linping Hui, Qingfu Zhang, Xiupeng Zhang, Enhua Wang, Limei Sun, Xueshan Qiu
Tripartite motif-containing (TRIM) 71 belongs to the TRIM protein family. Many studies have shown that TRIM71 plays conserved roles in stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and embryonic development; however, the relationship between TRIM71 and tumorigenesis is not clear. In this study, we demonstrate that TRIM71 expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with tumor size, lymph node metastasis, TNM stage, and poor prognosis. We found that TRIM71 was highly expressed in NSCLC cell lines compared with that in human normal bronchial epithelial cells...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720499/coronary-artery-disease-associated-gene-phactr1-modulates-severity-of-vascular-calcification-in-vitro
#2
Redouane Aherrahrou, Zouhair Aherrahrou, Heribert Schunkert, Jeanette Erdmann
Calcification of vessels is strongly associated with atherosclerosis and leads to coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI). Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) revealed several genes that are associated with and contribute to CAD/MI as well as coronary artery calcification (CAC); however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. PHACTR1, which encodes phosphatase and actin regulator 1, is among these risk genes. The aim of this study was to functionally test whether Phactr1 regulates calcification in vitro using murine embryonic stem cell (mESC)-derived smooth muscle cells (SMCs)...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717316/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-a-headway-in-reprogramming-with-promising-approach-in-regenerative-biology
#3
REVIEW
N Rawat, M K Singh
Since the embryonic stem cells have knocked the doorsteps, they have proved themselves in the field of science, research, and medicines, but the hovered restrictions confine their application in human welfare. Alternate approaches used to reprogram the cells to the pluripotent state were not up to par, but the innovation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) paved a new hope for the researchers. Soon after the discovery, iPSCs technology is undergoing renaissance day by day, i.e., from the use of genetic material to recombinant proteins and now only chemicals are employed to convert somatic cells to iPSCs...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716123/differentiating-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-express-markers-of-human-endometrium
#4
P Parasar, C R Sacha, N Ng, E R McGuirk, S Chinthala, P Ozcan, J Lindsey, S Salas, M R Laufer, S A Missmer, R M Anchan
BACKGROUND: Modeling early endometrial differentiation is a crucial step towards understanding the divergent pathways between normal and ectopic endometrial development as seen in endometriosis. METHODS: To investigate these pathways, mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and embryoid bodies (EBs) were differentiated in standard EB medium (EBM). Immunofluorescence (IF) staining and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) were used to detect expression of human endometrial cell markers on differentiating cells, which were sorted into distinct populations using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)...
July 17, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713161/functional-expression-of-the-ca-2-signaling-machinery-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#5
Ji-Jun Huang, Yi-Jie Wang, Min Zhang, Peng Zhang, He Liang, Hua-Jun Bai, Xiu-Jian Yu, Huang-Tian Yang
Emerging evidence suggests that Ca(2+) signals are important for the self-renewal and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). However, little is known about the physiological and pharmacological properties of the Ca(2+)-handling machinery in hESCs. In this study we used RT-PCR and Western blotting to analyze the expression profiles of genes encoding Ca(2+)-handling proteins; we also used confocal Ca(2+) imaging and pharmacological approaches to determine the contribution of the Ca(2+)-handling machinery to the regulation of Ca(2+) signaling in hESCs...
July 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711634/role-of-epigenetic-modulation-in-cancer-stem-cell-fate
#6
REVIEW
Abhijeet Deshmukh, Mudra Binju, Frank Arfuso, Philip Newsholme, Arun Dharmarajan
A sub-population of the tumor micro-environment consists of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are responsible for the initiation and recurrence of cancer. Recently, epigenetic processes such as DNA methylation, histone modification, and chromatin remodelling have been found to be involved in inducing epigenetic factors in CSCs. Most of these processes, such as DNA methylation, generally occur in the genome that is rich in Cytosine-Guanine repeat sequences, also known as CpG islands, which are distributed throughout the human genome...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711494/development-of-membrane-ion-channels-during-neural-differentiation-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#7
Sara Mirsadeghi, Ebrahim Shahbazi, Katayoun Hemmesi, Shiva Nemati, Hossein Baharvand, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh, Sahar Kiani
OBJECTIVE: For human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to differentiate into neurons, enormous changes has to occur leading to trigger action potential and neurotransmitter release. We attempt to determine the changes in expression of voltage gated channels (VGCs) and their electrophysiological properties during neural differentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The relative expressions of α-subunit of voltage gated potassium, sodium and calcium channels were characterized by qRT-PCR technique...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#8
Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709449/a-novel-alzheimer-s-disease-drug-candidate-targeting-inflammation-and-fatty-acid-metabolism
#9
Daniel Daugherty, Joshua Goldberg, Wolfgang Fischer, Richard Dargusch, Pamela Maher, David Schubert
BACKGROUND: CAD-31 is an Alzheimer's disease (AD) drug candidate that was selected on the basis of its ability to stimulate the replication of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursor cells as well as in APPswe/PS1ΔE9 AD mice. To move CAD-31 toward the clinic, experiments were undertaken to determine its neuroprotective and pharmacological properties, as well as to assay its therapeutic efficacy in a rigorous mouse model of AD. RESULTS: CAD-31 has potent neuroprotective properties in six distinct nerve cell assays that mimic toxicities observed in the old brain...
July 14, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707729/sox11-promotes-invasive-growth-and-dcis-progression
#10
Erik Oliemuller, Naoko Kogata, Philip Bland, Divya Kriplani, Frances Daley, Syed Haider, Vandna Shah, Elinor J Sawyer, Beatrice A Howard
Here, we show that SOX11, an embryonic mammary marker, normally silent in postnatal breast cells, is expressed in many ER-negative (ER-) preinvasive DCIS lesions. Mature mammary epithelial cells engineered to express SOX11 displayed alterations in progenitor cell populations, including an expanded basal-like population with increased ALDH activity, and increased mammosphere-forming capacity. DCIS.com cells engineered to express SOX11 displayed increased ALDH activity, a feature of cancer stem cells. The CD44+/CD24-/ALDH+ cell population was increased in DCIS...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706610/a-novel-variant-of-oct4-entitled-oct4b3-is-expressed-in-human-bladder-cancer-and-astrocytoma-cell-lines
#11
Ensieh M Poursani, Majid Mehravar, Bahram Mohammad Soltani, Seyed Javad Mowla, James E Trosko
BACKGROUND: Alternative splicing is an important mechanism that regulates gene expression and function in human cells. OCT4, a crucial pluripotency marker in embryonic stem/carcinoma cells generates several spliced variants in different cell types and cancers. The expression of OCT4 in cancers has been challenged in many studies. The existence of several OCT4 spliced variants and absence of specific discriminating primers is the main reason of this controversy. Therefore, using specific primers and discriminating OCT4 variants from each other might help to reduce these discrepancies in carcinogenesis and stem cell researches...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706537/can-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-stromal-cells-serve-a-starting-material-for-myoblasts
#12
Yu Ando, Marie Saito, Masakazu Machida, Chikako Yoshida-Noro, Hidenori Akutsu, Masataka Takahashi, Masashi Toyoda, Akihiro Umezawa
A large number of myocytes are necessary to treat intractable muscular disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy with cell-based therapies. However, starting materials for cellular therapy products such as myoblasts, marrow stromal cells, menstrual blood-derived cells, and placenta-derived cells have a limited lifespan and cease to proliferate in vitro. From the viewpoints of manufacturing and quality control, cells with a long lifespan are more suitable as a starting material. In this study, we generated stromal cells for future myoblast therapy from a working cell bank of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706279/elimination-of-undifferentiated-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-cardiac-glycosides
#13
Yu-Tsen Lin, Cheng-Kai Wang, Shang-Chih Yang, Shu-Ching Hsu, Hsuan Lin, Fang-Pei Chang, Tzu-Chien Kuo, Chia-Ning Shen, Po-Ming Chiang, Michael Hsiao, Frank Leigh Lu, Jean Lu
An important safety concern in the use of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) is tumorigenic risk, because these cells can form teratomas after an in vivo injection at ectopic sites. Several thousands of undifferentiated hPSCs are sufficient to induce teratomas in a mouse model. Thus, it is critical to remove all residue-undifferentiated hPSCs that have teratoma potential before the clinical application of hPSC-derived cells. In this study, our data demonstrated the cytotoxic effects of cardiac glycosides, such as digoxin, lanatoside C, bufalin, and proscillaridin A, in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs)...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706277/dna-binding-drives-the-association-of-brg1-hbrm-bromodomains-with-nucleosomes
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Emma A Morrison, Julio C Sanchez, Jehnna L Ronan, Daniel P Farrell, Katayoun Varzavand, Jenna K Johnson, Brian X Gu, Gerald R Crabtree, Catherine A Musselman
BRG1 and BRM, central components of the BAF (mSWI/SNF) chromatin remodelling complex, are critical in chromatin structure regulation. Here, we show that the human BRM (hBRM) bromodomain (BRD) has moderate specificity for H3K14ac. Surprisingly, we also find that both BRG1 and hBRM BRDs have DNA-binding activity. We demonstrate that the BRDs associate with DNA through a surface basic patch and that the BRD and an adjacent AT-hook make multivalent contacts with DNA, leading to robust affinity and moderate specificity for AT-rich elements...
July 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706272/modeling-atrial-fibrillation-using-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-atrial-tissue
#15
Zachary Laksman, Marianne Wauchop, Eric Lin, Stephanie Protze, Jeehoon Lee, Wallace Yang, Farzad Izaddoustdar, Sanam Shafaattalab, Lior Gepstein, Glen F Tibbits, Gordon Keller, Peter H Backx
Since current experimental models of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) have significant limitations, we used human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to generate an atrial-specific tissue model of AF for pharmacologic testing. We generated atrial-like cardiomyocytes (CMs) from hESCs which preferentially expressed atrial-specific genes, and had shorter action potential (AP) durations compared to ventricular-like CMs. We then generated confluent atrial-like CM sheets and interrogated them using optical mapping techniques. Atrial-like CM sheets (~1 cm in diameter) showed uniform AP propagation, and rapid re-entrant rotor patterns, as seen in AF could be induced...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#16
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702118/comparison-of-nutech-functional-score-with-european-stroke-scale-for-patients-with-cerebrovascular-accident-treated-with-human-embryonic-stem-cells-nfs-for-cva-patients-treated-with-hescs
#17
Geeta Shroff
PURPOSE: Stem cell therapy is a promising modality for treatment of patients with chronic cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in whom treatment other than physiotherapy or occupational therapy does not address the repair or recovery of the lost function. In this study, the author aimed at evaluating CVA patients treated with human embryonic stem cell (hESC) therapy and comparing their study outcomes with globally accepted European Stroke Scale (ESS) to that with novel scoring system, Nutech functional score (NFS), a 21-point positional and directional scoring system for assessing patients with CVA...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701751/secretome-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-embryos-contains-extracellular-vesicles-that-are-uptaken-by-the-maternal-side
#18
Elisa Giacomini, Riccardo Vago, Ana Maria Sanchez, Paola Podini, Natasa Zarovni, Valentina Murdica, Roberta Rizzo, Daria Bortolotti, Massimo Candiani, Paola Viganò
Communication between embryo and maternal endometrium occurs during a specific time frame in which implantation is possible. Here we demonstrate for the first time that conditioned media from non-manipulated human embryos cultured in vitro for 3 days or up to the blastocyst stage contain extracellular vesicles (EVs) with a diameter of 50 to 200 nm and bearing the traditional microvesicle and exosome marker proteins CD63, CD9 and ALIX. The embryonic origin of these EVs has been confirmed by the presence of stemness gene transcripts and their enrichment in the non-classical HLA-G protein...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700664/systematic-screening-for-skin-hair-and-nail-abnormalities-in-a-large-scale-knockout-mouse-program
#19
John P Sundberg, Soheil S Dadras, Kathleen A Silva, Victoria E Kennedy, Gaven Garland, Stephen A Murray, Beth A Sundberg, Paul N Schofield, C Herbert Pratt
The International Knockout Mouse Consortium was formed in 2007 to inactivate ("knockout") all protein-coding genes in the mouse genome in embryonic stem cells. Production and characterization of these mice, now underway, has generated and phenotyped 3,100 strains with knockout alleles. Skin and adnexa diseases are best defined at the gross clinical level and by histopathology. Representative retired breeders had skin collected from the back, abdomen, eyelids, muzzle, ears, tail, and lower limbs including the nails...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698707/identifying-organisms
#20
Stephen Napier
Defenders of human, embryonic, destructive stem-cell research and early abortion typically argue for their position by showing that you and I do not come into existence at conception but rather at some point after. Eugene Mills has provided an ingenious argument that you and I could not have come into existence at conception. I argue against Mills's argument on two counts: first, his argument depends upon a cursory limning of human conception, and when fuller details are considered, a premise in his argument is undercut...
May 2017: Linacre Quarterly
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