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Jan Raska, Lucie Ctverackova, Aneta Dydowiczova, Iva Sovadinova, Ludek Blaha, Pavel Babica
HL1-hT1 cell line represents adult human liver stem cells (LSCs) immortalized with human telomerase reverse transcriptase. In this study, HL1-hT1 cells were found to express mesenchymal markers (vimentin, CD73, CD90/THY-1 and CD105) and an early hepatic endoderm marker FOXA2, while not expressing hepatic progenitor (HNF4A, LGR5, α-fetoprotein) or differentiated hepatocyte markers (albumin, transthyretin, connexin 32). In response to microcystin-LR (MC-LR), a time- and concentration-dependent formation of MC-positive protein bands in HL1-hT1 cells was observed...
March 10, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Kathrin Oehl, Jelena Kresoja-Rakic, Isabelle Opitz, Bart Vrugt, Walter Weder, Rolf Stahel, Peter Wild, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
Experimental models closely representing in vivo conditions allow investigating mechanisms of resistance. Our aims were to establish a live-cell biobank of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) samples and to obtain proof of principle that primary culture chemoresistant models, mimicking tumor progression observed in patients, can be obtained in vitro , providing a useful tool to investigate underlying mechanisms. Primary mesothelioma cultures were established from 235 samples between 2007 and 2014. Of two MPM patients, primary cultures obtained at different time points: at initial diagnosis, after neoadjuvant treatment at surgery and/or after tumor recurrence, were deeply investigated...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
David A Rafei-Shamsabadi, Saskia van de Poel, Britta Dorn, Stefanie Kunz, Stefan F Martin, Christoph S N Klose, Sebastian J Arnold, Yakup Tanriver, Karolina Ebert, Andreas Diefenbach, Timotheus Y F Halim, Andrew N J McKenzie, Thilo Jakob
Allergic contact dermatitis and its animal model, contact hypersensitivity (CHS), are T cell-mediated inflammatory skin diseases that require activation of the innate immune system. Here we investigate the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) during the elicitation phase of TNCB-induced CHS using EomesGfp/+ x Rorc(γt)-CreTg x Rosa26RYfp/+ reporter mice. Ear swelling responses, cutaneous ILC numbers and cytokine production were determined at different time points. Functional analyses were performed in a CD90...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Yanfei Deng, Guiting Huang, Lingxiu Zou, Tianying Nong, Xiaoling Yang, Jiayu Cui, Yingming Wei, Sufang Yang, Deshun Shi
Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (AMSCs) from livestock are valuable resources for animal reproduction and veterinary therapeutic. The purpose of this study is to explore a suitable way to isolate and culture the buffalo AMSCs (bAMSCs), and to identify their biological characteristics. Digestion with a combination of trypsin-EDTA and collagenase type I could obtain pure bAMSCs more effectively than trypsin-EDTA or collagenase type I alone. bAMSCs could proliferate steadily in vitro culture and exhibited fibroblastic-like morphology in vortex-shaped colony...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
S Hayano, Y Fukui, N Kawanabe, K Kono, M Nakamura, Y Ishihara, H Kamioka
In developing teeth, the sequential and reciprocal interactions between epithelial and mesenchymal tissues promote stem/progenitor cell differentiation. However, the origin of the stem/progenitor cells has been the subject of considerable debate. According to recent studies, mesenchymal stem cells originate from periarterial cells and are regulated by neurons in various organs. The present study examined the role of innervation in tooth development and rodent incisor stem/progenitor cell homeostasis. Rodent incisors continuously grow throughout their lives, and the lower incisors are innervated by the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Jing Xie, Demao Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Quan Yuan, Xuedong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The meniscus plays an important role in knee joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA). Meniscal injuries can be accompanied by joint catabolic events initiated by inflammation, leading to articular cartilage destruction, but the cellular events responsible for intrinsic meniscal injury and the extracellular matrix changes necessary for meniscal degradation are not well known. PURPOSE: To explore the cellular and matrix-related changes of menisci based on a mouse OA model of anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jinjuan Yang, Qianjun Zhao, Kunfu Wang, Caiyun Ma, Hao Liu, Yingjie Liu, Weijun Guan
Tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs), a postulated multi-potential stem cell population, play significant role in the postnatal replenishment of tendon injuries. However, the majority of experimental materials were obtained from horse, rat, human and rabbit, but rarely from pig. In this research, 1‑day‑old pig was chosen as experimental sample source to isolate and culture TDSCs in vitro. Specific markers of TDSCs were then characterized by immunofluorescence and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT‑PCR) assays...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Daniel Vivas, Marta Caminal, Irene Oliver-Vila, Joaquim Vives
In the field of orthopedics, translational research of novel therapeutic approaches involves the use of large animal models (such as sheep, goat, pig, dog, and horse) due to the similarities with humans in weight, size, joint structure, and bone/cartilage healing mechanisms. Particularly in the development of cell-based therapies, the lack of manageable immunocompromised preclinical large animal models prevents the use of human cells, which makes it necessary to produce equivalent homologous cell types for the study of their pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology...
February 28, 2018: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
Aline L Y Nachlas, Siyi Li, Rajneesh Jha, Monalisa Singh, Chunhui Xu, Michael E Davis
Despite recent advances in tissue engineered heart valves (TEHV), a major challenge is identifying a cell source for seeding TEHV scaffolds. Native heart valves are durable because valve interstitial cells (VICs) maintain tissue homeostasis by synthesizing and remodeling the extracellular matrix. In this study, the goal is to demonstrate that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (iMSCs) can be derived from iPSCs using a feeder-free protocol and then further matured into VICs by encapsulation within 3D hydrogels...
March 2, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Wenhua Pei, Tengfei Lu, Kunfu Wang, Meng Ji, Shuang Zhang, Fenghao Chen, Lu Li, Xiangchen Li, Weijun Guan
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from amniotic fluid have become one of the most potential stem cell source for cell-based therapy for the reason they can be harvested at low cost and without ethical problems. Here, we obtained amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) from ovine amniotic fluid and studied the expansion capacity, cell markers expression, karyotype, and multilineage differentiation ability. In our work, AFSCs were subcultured to passage 62. The cell markers, CD29, CD44, CD73 and OCT4 which analyzed by RT-PCR were positive; CD44, CD73, CD90, CD105, NANOG, OCT4 analyzed by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry were also positive...
March 3, 2018: Cytotechnology
T Ouchi, S Morikawa, S Shibata, M Takahashi, M Yoshikawa, T Soma, H Miyashita, W Muraoka, K Kameyama, H Kawana, Y Arima, H Saya, H Okano, T Nakagawa, S Asoda
This study investigated a case of spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) in tongue pathological lesions. The patient experienced a local recurrence and distant metastasis after surgical intervention. Although standard chemotherapy was administered, a granulomatous mass continued to develop. This aggressive growth led to survival of the tumor. Secondary debulking surgery was performed to improve the patient's quality of life at the request of the patient. Using a tissue sample derived from the secondary debulking surgery, we performed an analysis of the tumor's cell surface antigens, differentiation potential, metastatic ability, and inhibition potential by anticancer reagents...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Lin-Li Chang, Wen-Hung Hsu, Mou-Chieh Kao, Chih-Chung Chou, Chung-Cheng Lin, Chung-Jung Liu, Bi-Chuang Weng, Fu-Chen Kuo, Chao-Hung Kuo, Ming-Hong Lin, Chun-Jen Wang, Chun-Hung Lin, Deng-Chyang Wu, Shau-Ku Huang
Tissue stroma is known to be important in regulating Hp-mediated inflammation, but its interaction with Hp and dendritic cells (DCs) remains to be determined. To this end, the potential crosstalk between H. pylori (Hp) infected gastric stromal cells (Hp-GSCs) and DCs was investigated. Primary GSCs from cancerous and adjacent normal tissues were generated from gastric cancer patients, and monocyte-derived DCs were obtained from healthy individuals. Levels of cytokines and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) were measured by ELISA, and C-type lectin expression in GSCs was assessed by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Song-Ming Ding, Ai-Li Lu, Wu Zhang, Lin Zhou, Hai-Yang Xie, Shu-Sen Zheng, Qi-Yong Li
Background: Our previous study showed that cancer-associated fibroblast MRC-5 promoted hepatocellular carcinoma progression by enhancing migration and invasion capability. However, few studies have explored the role of MRC-5 in pancreatic cancer (PC). In this study, we examined the exact role and associated mechanisms of MRC-5. Methods: The conditioned media for MRC-5 was used to culture PC cell lines SW1990 and PANC-1. Cell proliferation was compared based on colony formation assays of PC cells in normal media and of PC cells cultured with conditioned media of MRC-5...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Ken Takai, Allison P Drain, Devon A Lawson, Laurie E Littlepage, Marcela Karpuj, Kai Kessenbrock, Annie Le, Kenichi Inoue, Valerie M Weaver, Zena Werb
The discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) is overexpressed in breast carcinoma cells. Low DDR1 expression is associated with worse relapse-free survival, reflecting its controversial role in cancer progression. We detected DDR1 on luminal cells but not on myoepithelial cells of DDR1+/+ mice. We found that DDR1 loss compromises cell adhesion, consistent with data that older DDR1-/- mammary glands had more basal/myoepithelial cells. Basal cells isolated from older mice exerted higher traction forces than the luminal cells, in agreement with increased mammary branches observed in older DDR1-/- mice and higher branching by their isolated organoids...
February 26, 2018: Genes & Development
Elmar Kirches, Tabea Steffen, Natalie Waldt, Eva Hebert, Doreen Pachow, Annette Wilisch-Neumann, Gerburg Keilhoff, Thomas Schneider, Werner E K Braunsdorf, Jan-Peter Warnke, Christian Mawrin
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been found in various cancers and were discussed to influence tumor biology. Cells fulfilling the complete MSC criteria, including surface marker expression (CD73, CD90, CD105) and tri-lineage differentiation, have been isolated solely from a low percentage of high-grade meningiomas. In contrast, pure co-expression of the surface-markers was relatively frequent, raising the question for an additional role of these membrane proteins in meningiomas. Therefore, here we analyzed the expression of CD73, CD90 and CD105 in a series of meningiomas of all grades...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Afrooz Rashnonejad, Gulinnaz Ercan, Cumhur Gunduz, Ali Akdemir, Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu
The differentiation potential of umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) into brown and white adipocytes in comparison to Adipose tissue derived MSCs (AD-MSCs) were investigated in order to characterize their potency for future cell therapies. MSCs were isolated from ten UCB samples and six liposuction materials. MSCs were differentiated into white and brown adipocytes after characterization by flow cytometry. Differentiated adipocytes were stained with Oil Red O and hematoxylin/eosin...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
Gonzalo Piñero, Vanina Usach, Paula A Soto, Paula V Monje, Patricia Setton-Avruj
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) constitute a heterogeneous population with potential to promote tissue regeneration. For this reason, this cell fraction has recently become a therapeutic alternative to mesenchymal stem cells, as culture is not required and phenotypic transformations can be hence avoided. In this work, and in order to attain long-lasting cell labeling and study longer survival times, we used BMMC isolated from adult transgenic rats expressing GFP to reproduce our wild type model and evaluate their remyelination ability in a reversible model of Wallerian degeneration...
February 16, 2018: Transgenic Research
Alejandro Prados, Raquel Muñoz-Fernández, Pablo Fernandez-Rubio, Enrique G Olivares
Lymphoid tissue organizer (LTo) cells, identified in mouse and human embryos, are thought to be precursors of stromal cells in secondary lymphoid organs. Whether LTo cells are present in human adults, however remains unknown. We obtained 15 stromal cell lines from tonsils from children who underwent tonsillectomy, and studied the antigen phenotype of these tonsil stromal cell (TSC) lines by flow cytometry and RT-PCR. Cell lines met the minimal criteria proposed by the International Society for Cellular Therapy to define human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs): plastic-adherent capacity; expression of CD73, CD90 and CD105, lack of CD45, CD19 and HLA-DR; and capacity to differentiate into adipocytes, osteoblasts and chondrocytes...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
Xiaobei Luo, Kapish Gupta, Abhishek Ananthanarayanan, Zenan Wang, Lei Xia, Aimin Li, Rashidah Binte Sakban, Side Liu, Hanry Yu
Shortage of functional hepatocytes hampers drug safety testing and therapeutic applications because mature hepatocytes cannot be expanded and maintain functions in vitro. Recent studies have reported that liver progenitor cells can originate from mature hepatocytes in vivo. Derivation of proliferating progenitor cells from mature hepatocytes, and re-differentiation into functional hepatocytes in vitro has not been successful. Here we report the derivation of novel mesenchymal-like stem cells (arHMSCs) from adult rat hepatocytes...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lizhen Liu, Qin Yu, Shan Fu, Binsheng Wang, Kaimin Hu, Limengmeng Wang, Yongxian Hu, Yulin Xu, Xiaohong Yu, He Huang
Mobilization of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is an attractive strategy for cell therapy. Our previous study demonstrated that MSCs can be mobilized in circulating blood by short-term hypoxia and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is essential for MSC mobilization. In the present study, the effect of the hypoxia mimicking agent CoCl2 was examined on MSC mobilization. The results indicated that the frequency of circulating MSCs increased slightly by administration of CoCl2. However, the mobilization efficiency was low...
February 13, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
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