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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213098/gelatin-based-3d-conduits-for-transdifferentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-phenotypes
#1
Metin Uz, Melda Buyukoz, Anup D Sharma, Donald S Sakaguchi, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya, Surya K Mallapragada
: In this study, gelatin-based 3D conduits with three different microstructures (nanofibrous, macroporous and ladder-like) were fabricated for the first time via combined molding and thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique for peripheral nerve regeneration. The effects of conduit microstructure and mechanical properties on the transdifferentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Schwann cell (SC) like phenotypes were examined to help facilitate neuroregeneration and understand material-cell interfaces...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209733/dual-function-of-tgf%C3%AE-in-lens-epithelial-cell-fate-implications-for-secondary-cataract
#2
Bruce A Boswell, Anna Korol, Judith A West-Mays, Linda S Musil
The most common vision-disrupting complication of cataract surgery is posterior capsule opacification (PCO; secondary cataract). PCO is caused by residual lens cells undergoing one of two very different cell fates: either transdifferentiating into myofibroblasts, or maturing into lens fiber cells. Although TGFβ has been strongly implicated in lens cell fibrosis, the factors responsible for the latter process have not been identified. We show here for the first time that TGFβ can induce purified primary lens epithelial cells within the same culture to undergo differentiation into either lens fiber cells or myofibroblasts...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202388/viral-vector-reprogramming-of-adult-resident-striatal-oligodendrocytes-into-functional-neurons
#3
Marc S Weinberg, Hugh E Criswell, Sara K Powell, Aadra P Bhatt, Thomas J McCown
Recent advances suggest that in vivo reprogramming of endogenous cell populations provides a viable alternative for neuron replacement. Astrocytes and oligodendrocyte precursor cells can be induced to transdifferentiate into neurons in the CNS, but, in these instances, reprogramming requires either transgenic mice or retroviral-mediated gene expression. We developed a microRNA (miRNA)-GFP construct that in vitro significantly reduced the expression of polypyrimidine tract-binding protein, and, subsequently, we packaged this construct in a novel oligodendrocyte preferring adeno-associated virus vector...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199407/keratin14-mrna-expression-in-human-pneumocytes-during-quiescence-repair-and-disease
#4
Marco Confalonieri, Emanuele Buratti, Gabriele Grassi, Rossana Bussani, Marco Chilosi, Rossella Farra, Michela Abrami, Cristiana Stuani, Francesco Salton, Miriam Ficial, Paola Confalonieri, Lorenzo Zandonà, Maurizio Romano
The lung alveoli slowly self-renew pneumocytes, but their facultative regeneration capacity is rapidly efficient after an injury, so fibrosis infrequently occurs. We recently observed Keratin 14 (KRT14) expression during diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), but not in controls. We wonder if KRT14 may be a marker of pneumocyte transition from quiescence to regeneration. Quantitative PCR and Western blot analyses highlighted the presence of KRT14 (mRNA and protein) only in human lung samples with DAD or interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194564/xylogenesis-in-zinnia-zinnia-elegans-cell-cultures-unravelling%C3%A2-the-regulatory-steps-in-a-complex-developmental-programmed-cell-death-event
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REVIEW
Elena T Iakimova, Ernst J Woltering
Physiological and molecular studies support the view that xylogenesis can largely be determined as a specific form of vacuolar programmed cell death (PCD). The studies in xylogenic zinnia cell culture have led to many breakthroughs in xylogenesis research and provided a background for investigations in other experimental models in vitro and in planta . This review discusses the most essential earlier and recent findings on the regulation of xylem elements differentiation and PCD in zinnia and other xylogenic systems...
February 13, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191637/mammary-alveolar-epithelial-cells-convert-to-brown-adipocytes-in-post-lactating-mice
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Antonio Giordano, Jessica Perugini, David M Kristensen, Loris Sartini, Andrea Frontini, Shingo Kajimura, Karsten Kristiansen, Saverio Cinti
During pregnancy and lactation, subcutaneous white adipocytes in the mouse mammary gland transdifferentiate reversibly to milk-secreting epithelial cells. In this study, we demonstrate by transmission electron microscopy that in the post-lactating mammary gland interscapular multilocular adipocytes found close to the mammary alveoli contain milk protein granules. Use of the Cre-loxP recombination system allowed showing that the involuting mammary gland of whey acidic protein-Cre/R26R mice, whose secretory alveolar cells express the lacZ gene during pregnancy, contains some X-Gal-stained and uncoupling protein 1-positive interscapular multilocular adipocytes...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188746/context-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-1-in-pancreatic-plasticity
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Nai-Ming Chen, Albrecht Neesse, Moritz Lino Dyck, Benjamin Steuber, Alexander O Koenig, Clara Lubeseder-Martellato, Thore Winter, Teresa Forster, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Julia Kitz, Kirsten-Reuter Jessen, Heidi Griesmann, Jochen Gaedcke, Marian Grade, Jin-San Zhang, Wan-Chi Tsai, Jens Siveke, Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus, Philipp Ströbel, Steven A Johnsen, Volker Ellenrieder, Elisabeth Hessmann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The ability of exocrine pancreatic cells to change the cellular phenotype is required for tissue regeneration upon injury but also contributes to their malignant transformation and tumor progression. We investigated context-dependent signaling and transcription mechanisms that determine pancreatic cell fate decisions toward regeneration and malignancy. In particular, we studied the function and regulation of the inflammatory transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T cells 1 (NFATC1) in pancreatic cell plasticity and tissue adaptation...
February 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188264/immortalized-human-myotonic-dystrophy-muscle-cell-lines-to-assess-therapeutic-compounds
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Arandel Ludovic, Polay-Espinosa Micaela, Matloka Magdalena, Bazinet Audrey, De Dea Diniz Damily, Naouar Naïra, Rau Frédérique, Jollet Arnaud, Edom-Vovard Frédérique, Mamchaoui Kamel, Tarnopolsky Mark, Puymirat Jack, Battail Christophe, Boland Anne, Deleuze Jean-Francois, Mouly Vincent, Klein F Arnaud, Furling Denis
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) are autosomal dominant neuromuscular diseases caused by microsatellite expansions and belong to the family of RNA dominant disorders. Availability of cellular models in which the DM mutation is expressed within its natural context is essential to facilitate efforts to identify new therapeutic compounds. Here we generated immortalized DM1 and DM2 human muscle cell lines that display nuclear RNA-aggregates of expanded repeats, a hallmark of myotonic dystrophy. Selected clones of DM1 and DM2 immortalized myoblasts behave as parental primary myoblasts with a reduced fusion capacity of immortalized DM1 myoblasts when compared to control and DM2 cells...
February 10, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185836/differential-gene-expression-profiling-of-human-adipose-stem-cells-differentiating-into-smooth-muscle-like-cells-by-tgf%C3%AE-1-bmp4
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Ayşe Eser Elçin, Mahmut Parmaksiz, Arin Dogan, Sukran Seker, Serap Durkut, Klara Dalva, Yaşar Murat Elçin
Regenerative repair of the vascular system is challenging from the perspectives of translational medicine and tissue engineering. There are fundamental hurdles in front of creating bioartificial arteries, which involve recaputilation of the three-layered structure under laboratory settings. Obtaining and maintaining smooth muscle characteristics is an important limitation, as the transdifferentiated cells fail to display mature phenotype. This study aims to shed light on the smooth muscle differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs)...
February 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183227/molecular-characteristics-of-the-endometrium-in-uterine-adenomyosis-and-its-biochemical-microenvironment
#10
Chih-Feng Yen, S Joseph Huang, Chyi-Long Lee, Hsin-Shih Wang, Shuen-Kuei Liao
Adenomyosis, which manifests with focally or diffusely scattered endometrial tissue within the uterine myometrium, is an endometriosis-like disease with controversial pathogenesis and compromised reproductive outcomes. This review, including the in vitro and in vivo studies performed on human or mouse models, is aimed to summarize the specific molecular characteristics of endometrium in the biochemical microenvironments of uterine adenomyosis. Many studies attributed the endometrium as the main cause of pathogenesis, with evidence of differential genetic expression and/or epigenetic modulation as well as estrogen-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182573/amplified-canonical-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signalling-via-heat-shock-protein-90-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
#11
Zaneta Sibinska, Xia Tian, Martina Korfei, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Janina Susanne Kolb, Walter Klepetko, Djuro Kosanovic, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Norbert Weissmann, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Andreas Guenther, Ralph T Schermuly
Interstitial lung fibroblast activation coupled with extracellular matrix production is a pathological signature of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and is governed by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad signalling. We sought to define the role of heat shock protein (HSP)90 in profibrotic responses in IPF and to determine the therapeutic effects of HSP90 inhibition in a murine model of pulmonary fibrosis.We investigated the effects of HSP90 inhibition in vitro by applying 17-AAG (17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin) to lung fibroblasts and A549 cells and in vivo by administering 17-DMAG (17-dimethylaminoethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin) to mice with bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis...
December 19, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182006/coordinate-activities-of-brd4-and-cdk9-in-the-transcriptional-elongation-complex-are-required-for-tgf%C3%AE-induced-nox4-expression-and-myofibroblast-transdifferentiation
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Talha Ijaz, Mohammad Jamaluddin, Yingxin Zhao, Yueqing Zhang, Jayson Jay, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Ronald G Tilton, Allan R Brasier
Transdifferentiation of quiescent dermal fibroblasts to secretory myofibroblasts has a central role in wound healing and pathological scar formation. This myofibroblast transdifferentiation process involves TGFβ-induced de novo synthesis of alpha smooth muscle cell actin (αSMA)+ fibers that enhance contractility as well as increased expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, including collagen and fibronectin. These processes are mediated upstream by the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-producing enzyme Nox4, whose induction by TGFβ is incompletely understood...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181574/indispensable-role-of-mdm2-p53-interaction-during-the-embryonic-and-postnatal-inner-ear-development
#13
M Laos, M Sulg, A Herranen, T Anttonen, U Pirvola
p53 is a key component of a signaling network that protects cells against various stresses. As excess p53 is detrimental to cells, its levels are tightly controlled by several mechanisms. The E3 ubiquitin ligase Mdm2 is a major negative regulator of p53. The significance of balanced p53 levels in normal tissues, at different stages of lifetime, is poorly understood. We have studied in vivo how the disruption of Mdm2/p53 interaction affects the early-embryonic otic progenitor cells and their descendants, the auditory supporting cells and hair cells...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177901/s100a7-promotes-lung-adenocarcinoma-to-squamous-carcinoma-transdifferentiation-and-its-expression-is-differentially-regulated-by-the-hippo-yap-pathway-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Rui Wang, Yunguang Li, Enze Hu, Fei Kong, Junhao Wang, Jin Liu, Qirui Shao, Ying Hao, Dacheng He, Xueyuan Xiao
Our previous study revealed that S100A7 was selectively expressed in lung squamous cell carcinoma tissues but not in adenocarcinoma. Thus far, the functions of S100A7 in lung cancer have remained largely unknown. Here, we reveal that S100A7 overexpression facilitates the transdifferentiation from adenocarcinoma (ADC) to squamous carcinoma (SCC) in several lung cancer cells, which is confirmed by an increase in DNp63 expression and a decrease in thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF1) and aspartic proteinase napsin (napsin A) expression...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174250/direct-conversion-of-root-primordium-into-shoot-meristem-relies-on-timing-of-stem-cell-niche-development
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Olga Rosspopoff, Liudmila Chelysheva, Julie Saffar, Lena Lecorgne, Delphine Gey, Erwann Caillieux, Vincent Colot, François Roudier, Pierre Hilson, Richard Berthomé, Marco Da Costa, Philippe Rech
To understand how the identity of an organ can be switched, we studied the transformation of lateral root primordia (LRP) into shoot meristems in Arabidopsis root segments. In this system, the cytokinin-induced conversion does not involve the formation of callus-like structures. Detailed analysis showed that the conversion sequence starts with a mitotic pause and is concomitant with the differential expression of regulators of root and shoot development. The conversion requires the presence of apical stem cells and only LRP at stages VI or VII can be switched...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169963/glial-differentiation-of-human-inferior-turbinate-derived-stem-cells-a-new-source-of-cells-for-nerve-repair
#16
Yang Li, Ying Sheng, JianMin Liang, XiaoYong Ren, Yan Cheng
Schwann cell (SC) transplantation as a cell-based therapy can enhance peripheral and central nerve repair experimentally, but it is limited by donor site morbidity for clinical application. We investigated whether human turbinate-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hTMSCs) isolated from discarded inferior turbinate during surgery can differentiate into functional SC-like cells. hTMSCs expressed mesenchymal cell surface markers CD29, CD44, CD90, and CD105 and did not express neural crest markers P75 and Nestin. After monolayer culture in predifferentiation medium and transdifferentiation medium with a mixture of glial growth factors and chemical regents for 14 days, the differentiated hTMSCs exhibited a spindle-like morphology similar to that of SCs...
February 4, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162998/common-telomere-changes-during-in%C3%A2-vivo-reprogramming-and-early-stages-of-tumorigenesis
#17
Rosa M Marión, Isabel López de Silanes, Lluc Mosteiro, Benjamin Gamache, María Abad, Carmen Guerra, Diego Megías, Manuel Serrano, Maria A Blasco
Reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells has been recently achieved in vivo in mice. Telomeres are essential for chromosomal stability and determine organismal life span as well as cancer growth. Here, we study whether tissue dedifferentiation induced by in vivo reprogramming involves changes at telomeres. We find telomerase-dependent telomere elongation in the reprogrammed areas. Notably, we found highly upregulated expression of the TRF1 telomere protein in the reprogrammed areas, which was independent of telomere length...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154736/optimizing-stem-cells-for-cardiac-repair-current-status-and-new-frontiers-in-regenerative-cardiology
#18
REVIEW
Shant Der Sarkissian, Thierry Lévesque, Nicolas Noiseux
Cell therapy has the potential to improve healing of ischemic heart, repopulate injured myocardium and restore cardiac function. The tremendous hope and potential of stem cell therapy is well understood, yet recent trials involving cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases have yielded mixed results with inconsistent data thereby readdressing controversies and unresolved questions regarding stem cell efficacy for ischemic cardiac disease treatment. These controversies are believed to arise by the lack of uniformity of the clinical trial methodologies, uncertainty regarding the underlying reparative mechanisms of stem cells, questions concerning the most appropriate cell population to use, the proper delivery method and timing in relation to the moment of infarction, as well as the poor stem cell survival and engraftment especially in a diseased microenvironment which is collectively acknowledged as a major hindrance to any form of cell therapy...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152565/sphere-induced-rejuvenation-of-swine-and-human-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-is-primarily-caused-by-telomere-elongation
#19
Ni Xu, Yao Chen, Kevin C Dean, Xiaoqin Lu, Xiao Liu, Wei Wang, Douglas C Dean, Henry J Kaplan, Ling Gao, Fangtian Dong, Yongqing Liu
Müller cells are the major supportive and protective glial cells in the retina with important functions in histogenesis and synaptogenesis during development, and in maintenance of mature neurons as they show to secrete various cytokines and manifest potentials of self-renewal and transdifferentiation into retinal neurons following injury in the vertebrate retinas. The swine retina has a visual streak structure similar to the human macular where cone photoreceptors are highly concentrated, thereby can serve as a better model for studying retinal diseases and for formulating cell-based therapeutics than the rodent retinas...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152139/bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-suppresses-tgf%C3%AE-2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-lens-implications-for-cataract-prevention
#20
Daisy Y Shu, Magdalena C Wojciechowski, Frank J Lovicu
Purpose: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells (LECs) is a key pathologic mechanism underlying cataract. Two members of the transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) superfamily, TGFβ and bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) have functionally distinct roles in EMT. While TGFβ is a potent inducer of EMT, BMP-7 counteracts the fibrogenic activity of TGFβ. We examine the modulating effect of BMP-7 on TGFβ-induced EMT in LECs. Methods: Rat lens epithelial explants were treated exogenously with TGFβ2 alone or in combination with BMP-7 for up to 5 days...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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