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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530472/telomerase-expression-in-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-pharyngeal-teeth
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W H Tan, P E Witten, C Winkler, D W T Au, A Huysseune
Nonmammalian vertebrates have the capacity of lifelong tooth replacement. In all vertebrates, tooth formation requires contact and interaction between the oral or pharyngeal epithelium and the underlying mesenchyme. To secure lifelong replacement, the presence of odontogenic stem cells has been postulated, particularly in the epithelial compartment. This study uses an advanced teleost fish species, the marine medaka Oryzias melastigma, a close relative to Oryzias latipes, to examine the expression and distribution of telomerase reverse transcriptase (Tert), the catalytic unit of telomerase, in developing pharyngeal teeth and to relate these data to the proliferative activity of the cells...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529938/senescence-inflammatory-regulation-of-reparative-cellular-reprogramming-in-aging-and-cancer
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Javier A Menendez, Tomás Alarcón
The inability of adult tissues to transitorily generate cells with functional stem cell-like properties is a major obstacle to tissue self-repair. Nuclear reprogramming-like phenomena that induce a transient acquisition of epigenetic plasticity and phenotype malleability may constitute a reparative route through which human tissues respond to injury, stress, and disease. However, tissue rejuvenation should involve not only the transient epigenetic reprogramming of differentiated cells, but also the committed re-acquisition of the original or alternative committed cell fate...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528957/proteasomes-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-cultured-autologous-oral-mucosal-epithelial-cell-sheet-caomecs-graft-used-for-the-ocular-surface-regeneration
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Fawzia Bardag-Gorce, Richard Hoft, Imara Meepe, Julio Garcia, Kumar Tiger, Andrew Wood, Amanda Laporte, Derek Pan, Andrew Makalinao, Robert Niihara, Joan Oliva, Arjie Florentino, Amber M Gorce, Jeremy Stark, Daileen Cortez, Samuel W French, Yutaka Niihara
PURPOSE: This study focuses on characterizing proteasomes in corneal epithelial cells (CEC) and in cultured autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets (CAOMECS) used to regenerate the ocular surface. METHODS: Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) was surgically induced in rabbit corneas. CAOMECS was engineered and grafted onto corneas with LSCD to regenerate the ocular surface. RESULTS: LSCD caused an increase in inflammatory cells in the ocular surface, an increase in the formation of immunoproteasomes (IPR), and a decrease in the formation of constitutive proteasome (CPR)...
May 18, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528863/cross-linking-of-a-biopolymer-peptide-co-assembling-system
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Karla E Inostroza-Brito, Estelle C Collin, Anna Poliniewicz, Sherif Elsharkawy, Alistair Rice, Armando E Del Río Hernández, Xin Xiao, José Rodríguez-Cabello, Alvaro Mata
The ability to guide molecular self-assembly at the nanoscale into complex macroscopic structures could enable the development of functional synthetic materials that exhibit properties of natural tissues such as hierarchy, adaptability, and self-healing. However, the stability and structural integrity of these kinds of materials remains a challenge for many practical applications. We have recently developed a dynamic biopolymer-peptide co-assembly system with the capacity to grow and undergo morphogenesis into complex shapes...
May 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528701/expansion-and-purification-are-critical-for-the-therapeutic-application-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-myogenic-progenitors
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Jaemin Kim, Alessandro Magli, Sunny S K Chan, Vanessa K P Oliveira, Jianbo Wu, Radbod Darabi, Michael Kyba, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Recent reports have documented the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells toward the skeletal myogenic lineage using transgene- and cell purification-free approaches. Although these protocols generate myocytes, they have not demonstrated scalability, safety, and in vivo engraftment, which are key aspects for their future clinical application. Here we recapitulate one prominent protocol, and show that it gives rise to a heterogeneous cell population containing myocytes and other cell types. Upon transplantation, the majority of human donor cells could not contribute to myofiber formation...
May 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528696/reprogramming-of-dermal-fibroblasts-into-osteo-chondrogenic-cells-with-elevated-osteogenic-potency-by-defined-transcription-factors
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Yinxiang Wang, Ming-Hoi Wu, May Pui Lai Cheung, Mai Har Sham, Haruhiko Akiyama, Danny Chan, Kathryn S E Cheah, Martin Cheung
Recent studies using defined transcription factors to convert skin fibroblasts into chondrocytes have raised the question of whether osteo-chondroprogenitors expressing SOX9 and RUNX2 could also be generated during the course of the reprogramming process. Here, we demonstrated that doxycycline-inducible expression of reprogramming factors (KLF4 [K] and c-MYC [M]) for 6 days were sufficient to convert murine fibroblasts into SOX9(+)/RUNX2(+) cellular aggregates and together with SOX9 (S) promoted the conversion efficiency when cultured in a defined stem cell medium, mTeSR...
May 15, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526606/identification-of-emsox2-a-member-of-the-sox-family-of-transcription-factors-as-a-potential-regulator-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-germinative-cells
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Zhe Cheng, Fan Liu, Mengya Dai, Jianjian Wu, Xiu Li, Xinrui Guo, Huimin Tian, Zhijie Heng, Ying Lu, Xiaoli Chai, Yanhai Wang
Larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis cause alveolar echinococcosis (AE), one of the most lethal helminthic infections in humans. The germinative cells, a population of stem cell-like cells, are considered to drive the continuous growth of the metacestodes within the host. The mechanisms and relative molecules controlling the behavior of germinative cells are poorly understood. Sox transcription factors play important roles in maintenance and regulation of stem/progenitor cells. We here describe the identification of a Sox family member in E...
May 17, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520591/stem-cell-therapy-and-its-potential-role-in-pituitary-disorders
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Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Oluwaseun O Akinduro, Ronald Reimer, Whitney W Woodmansee, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The pituitary gland is one of the key components of the endocrine system. Congenital or acquired alterations can mediate destruction of cells in the gland leading to hormonal dysfunction. Even though pharmacological treatment for pituitary disorders is available, exogenous hormone replacement is neither curative nor sustainable. Thus, alternative therapies to optimize management and improve quality of life are desired. RECENT FINDINGS: An alternative modality to re-establish pituitary function is to promote endocrine cell regeneration through stem cells that can be obtained from the pituitary parenchyma or pluripotent cells...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518068/3d-magnetic-stem-cell-aggregation-and-bioreactor-maturation-for-cartilage-regeneration
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Aurore Van de Walle, Claire Wilhelm, Nathalie Luciani
Cartilage engineering remains a challenge due to the difficulties in creating an in vitro functional implant similar to the native tissue. An approach recently explored for the development of autologous replacements involves the differentiation of stem cells into chondrocytes. To initiate this chondrogenesis, a degree of compaction of the stem cells is required; hence, we demonstrated the feasibility of magnetically condensing cells, both within thick scaffolds and scaffold-free, using miniaturized magnetic field sources as cell attractors...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516108/what-is-car-doing-in-the-middle-of-the-adult-neurogenic-road
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Sara Salinas, Felix Junyent, Nathalie Coré, Harold Cremer, Eric J Kremer
The molecular and cellular basis of adult neurogenesis has attracted considerable attention for fundamental and clinical applications because neural stem cells and newborn neurons may, one day, be harnessed to replace neurons and allow cognitive improvement in the diseased brain. In rodents, neural progenitors are located in the dentate gyrus and the sub/periventricular zone. In the dentate gyrus the generation of newborn neurons is associated with plasticity, including regulation of memory. The role of subventricular zone neural precursors that migrate to the olfactory bulb is less characterized...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516002/transplantation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-cells-into-the-subretinal-space-of-a-non-human-primate
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Jennifer R Chao, Deepak A Lamba, Todd R Klesert, Anna La Torre, Akina Hoshino, Russell J Taylor, Anu Jayabalu, Abbi L Engel, Thomas H Khuu, Ruikang K Wang, Maureen Neitz, Jay Neitz, Thomas A Reh
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated the ability of retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to survive, integrate into the host retina, and mediate light responses in murine mouse models. Our aim is to determine whether these cells can also survive and integrate into the retina of a nonhuman primate, Saimiri sciureus, following transplantation into the subretinal space. METHODS: hESCs were differentiated toward retinal neuronal fates using our previously published technique and cultured for 60 to 70 days...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514956/transcriptome-analysis-for-the-identification-of-cellular-markers-related-to-trabecular-meshwork-differentiation
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Padmapriya Sathiyanathan, Cheryl Y Tay, Lawrence W Stanton
BACKGROUND: Development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is associated with the malfunctioning trabecular meshwork (TM). Cell therapy offers great potential for the treatment of POAG, but requires the generation of functional TM cells in vitro to replace the lost/dysfunctional cells. TM differentiation in vitro from various stem cell types must be monitored by the expression of specific markers. However, no single definitive marker of the TM has been identified. RESULTS: To identify robust markers of TM differentiation, we performed global transcriptome profiling using high-density oligonucleotide microarray on ex vivo TM tissue and cultured TM progenitors...
May 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512793/5-azacytidine-mediated-hmsc-behaviour-on-electrospun-scaffolds-for-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Ines Fasolino, Vincenzo Guarino, Valentina Cirillo, Luigi Ambrosio
Incomplete regeneration after trauma or muscular dysfunction is a common problem in muscle replacement therapies. Recent approaches in tissue engineering allow for the replication of skeletal muscle structure and function in vitro and in vivo by molecular therapies and implantable scaffolds which properly address muscle cells towards myotube differentiation and maturation. Here, we investigate the in vitro response of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSC) on electrospun fibres made of Polycaprolactone (PCL) in the presence of 5-azacytidine (5-AZA) to evaluate how fibrous network may influence the therapeutic effect of drug during in vitro myogenesis...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511709/incorporation-of-high-dose-131-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-treatment-into-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma-results-of-the-smc-nb-2009-study
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Ji Won Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Hee Won Cho, Youngeun Ma, Keon Hee Yoo, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo, Eun Joo Cho, Suk-Koo Lee, Do Hoon Lim
BACKGROUND: In our previous SMC NB-2004 study of patients with high-risk neuroblastomas, which incorporated total-body irradiation (TBI) with second high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT), the survival rate was encouraging; however, short- and long-term toxicities were significant. In the present SMC NB-2009 study, only TBI was replaced with (131)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) treatment in order to reduce toxicities. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2013, 54 consecutive patients were assigned to receive tandem HDCT/auto-SCT after nine cycles of induction chemotherapy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510334/angiogenesis-within-stem-cell-seeded-silk-scaffolds-cultured-on-the-chorioallantoic-membrane-and-visualized-by-3d-imaging
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Anna Woloszyk, Thimios A Mitsiadis
The long-term survival and successful integration of implants for tissue replacement and regeneration highly depends upon the fast ingrowth of blood vessels from the surrounding tissues. Before selecting potential biomaterials for clinical applications, they must be thoroughly tested with proper analytical tools. This unit provides a protocol for studying the potential of cell-seeded scaffolds to attract vessels that will form vascular networks within biomaterials. It includes seeding of stem cells into silk fibroin scaffolds, angiogenesis assay on the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of fertilized chicken eggs, a procedure for perfusion with MicroFil, and finally microcomputed tomography (µCT) scanning...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509081/interleukin-6-mediated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-derived-neural-differentiation
#16
Yanuar Alan Sulistio, Han Kyu Lee, Sung Jun Jung, Klaus Heese
In an aging society with an increasing threat to higher brain cognitive functions due to dementia, it becomes imperative to identify new molecular remedies for supporting adult neurogenesis. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a promising cytokine that can support neurogenesis under conditions of neurodegeneration, and neuron replacement is eventually possible due to its agonistic acting soluble receptor sIL-6R. Here, we report that activation of the IL-6-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) axis is neurogenic and has potential therapeutic applications for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD)...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508984/successful-treatment-of-myeloma-cast-nephropathy-using-bortezomib-based-chemotherapy-plus-selective-plasma-exchange
#17
Mayuko Kawabe, Izumi Yamamoto, Ai Katsuma, Naomi Hayashi, Yo Komatsuzaki, Yasuyuki Nakada, Akihiro Shimizu, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Kazuhito Suzuki, Takaki Shimada, Yoji Ogasawara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Keisuke Aiba, Takashi Yokoo
Myeloma cast nephropathy is a major complication of multiple myeloma. Recent evidence has demonstrated that the earlier induction of bortezomib-based chemotherapy with plasma exchange (PE) provides better results for kidney function and patient survival. Due to its non-selectivity, PE with albumin replacement carries the risk of fibrinogen loss, leading to bleeding. We herein report a case of successful treatment of myeloma cast nephropathy using bortezomib-based chemotherapy and selective PE. A 61-year-old woman who had a 20-year history of type II diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of hypercalcemia, severe kidney dysfunction, and anemia...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507211/autologous-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-%C3%AE-like-cells-for-diabetes-cellular-therapy
#18
Jeffrey R Millman, Felicia W Pagliuca
Development of stem cell technologies for cell replacement therapy has progressed rapidly in recent years. Diabetes has long been seen as one of the first applications for stem cell-derived cells because of the loss of only a single cell type-the insulin-producing β-cell. Recent reports have detailed strategies that overcome prior hurdles to generate functional β-like cells from human pluripotent stem cells in vitro, including from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Even with this accomplishment, addressing immunological barriers to transplantation remains a major challenge for the field...
May 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505596/engineered-hydrogels-increase-the-post-transplantation-survival-of-encapsulated-hesc-derived-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons
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Maroof M Adil, Tandis Vazin, Badriprasad Ananthanarayanan, Gonçalo M C Rodrigues, Antara T Rao, Rishikesh U Kulkarni, Evan W Miller, Sanjay Kumar, David V Schaffer
Cell replacement therapies have broad biomedical potential; however, low cell survival and poor functional integration post-transplantation are major hurdles that hamper clinical benefit. For example, following striatal transplantation of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), only 1-5% of the neurons typically survive in preclinical models and in clinical trials. In general, resource-intensive generation and implantation of larger numbers of cells are used to compensate for the low post-transplantation cell-survival...
May 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504918/sheep-placenta-cotyledons-a-noninvasive-source-of-ovine-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Iris Ribitsch, Souyet Chang-Rodriguez, Monika Egerbacher, Simone Gabner, Sinan Gueltekin, Johann Huber, Therese Schuster, Florien Jenner
Sheep are one of the most frequently used large animal models in stem cell research. However, minimal invasive or noninvasive sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in sheep are scarce. In the light of the principles of the 3Rs (reduce, refine, replace), it would therefore be desirable to identify a minimally invasive or noninvasive ovine MSC source. In humans, the chorionic villi of the placenta, which can be noninvasively harvested as part of the afterbirth, have been identified as a rich source of MSCs...
May 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
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