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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107664/safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-post-infarction-left-ventricular-dysfunction-from-cardioprotection-to-functional-repair-in-a-translational-pig-infarction-model
#1
Maximilian Y Emmert, Petra Wolint, Andras Jakab, Sean P Sheehy, Francesco S Pasqualini, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen, Monika Hilbe, Burkhardt Seifert, Benedikt Weber, Chad E Brokopp, Dominika Macejovska, Etem Caliskan, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ruth Schwartlander, Viola Vogel, Volkmar Falk, Kevin Kit Parker, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Simon P Hoerstrup
To date, clinical success of cardiac cell-therapies remains limited. To enhance the cardioreparative properties of stem cells, the concept of lineage-specification through cardiopoietic-guidance has been recently suggested. However, so far, only results from murine studies and from a clinical pilot-trial in chronic heart-failure (CHF) are available, while systematic evidence of its therapeutic-efficacy is still lacking. Importantly, also no data from large animals or for other indications are available. Therefore, we here investigate the therapeutic-efficacy of human cardiopoietic stem cells in the treatment of post-infarction LV-dysfunction using a translational pig-model...
November 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100680/th22-cells-form-a-distinct-th-lineage-from-th17-cells-in-vitro-with-unique-transcriptional-properties-and-tbet-dependent-th1-plasticity
#2
Maximilian W Plank, Gerard E Kaiko, Steven Maltby, Jessica Weaver, Hock L Tay, Wei Shen, Mark S Wilson, Scott K Durum, Paul S Foster
Th22 cells are a major source of IL-22 and have been found at sites of infection and in a range of inflammatory diseases. However, their molecular characteristics and functional roles remain largely unknown because of our inability to generate and isolate pure populations. We developed a novel Th22 differentiation assay and generated dual IL-22/IL-17A reporter mice to isolate and compare pure populations of cultured Th22 and Th17 cells. Il17a fate-mapping and transcriptional profiling provide evidence that these Th22 cells have never expressed IL-17A, suggesting that they are potentially a distinct cell lineage from Th17 cells under in vitro culture conditions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095652/exosomal-trafficking-in-xenopus-development
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REVIEW
Michael Danilchik, Tess Tumarkin
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by many cell types in both normal and pathogenic circumstances. Because EVs, particularly exosomes, are known to transfer biologically active proteins, RNAs and lipids between cells, they have recently become the focus of intense interest as potential mediators of cell-cell communication, particularly in long-range and juxtacrine signaling events associated with adaptive immune function and progression of cancer. Among the EVs, exosomes appear particularly adapted for long-range delivery of cargoes between cells...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077488/id2-controls-specification-of-lgr5-intestinal-stem-cell-progenitors-during-gut-development
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Lira Nigmatullina, Maxim Norkin, Margarita M Dzama, Berith Messner, Sergi Sayols, Natalia Soshnikova
The adult intestinal stem cells (ISCs), their hierarchies, mechanisms of maintenance and differentiation have been extensively studied. However, when and how ISCs are established during embryogenesis remains unknown. We show here that the transcription regulator Id2 controls the specification of embryonic Lgr5(+) progenitors in the developing murine small intestine. Cell fate mapping analysis revealed that Lgr5(+) progenitors emerge at E13.5 in wild-type embryos and differ from the rest on the intestinal epithelium by a characteristic ISC signature...
January 11, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073538/margalef-revisited-a-new-phytoplankton-mandala-incorporating-twelve-dimensions-including-nutritional-physiology
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Patricia M Glibert
Building on the classic depiction of the progression from a diatom to a dinoflagellate bloom as a function of nutrients and turbulence, known as the "Margalef mandala", a new conceptual model or mandala is presented here. The new mandala maps twelve response or effects traits, or environmental characteristics, related to different phytoplankton functional types: (1) relative preference for chemically reduced vs chemically oxidized forms of nitrogen; (2) relative availability of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus; (3) adaptation to high vs low light and the tendency to be autotrophic vs mixotrophic; (4) cell motility; (5) environmental turbulence; (6) pigmentation quality; (7) temperature; (8) cell size; (9) relative growth rate; (10) relative production of bioactive compounds such as toxins or reactive oxygen species (ROS); (11) r vs K strategy; and (12) fate of the production in terms of grazing...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053233/dual-specificity-phosphatase-5-controls-the-localized-inhibition-propagation-and-transforming-potential-of-erk-signaling
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Andrew M Kidger, Linda K Rushworth, Julia Stellzig, Jane Davidson, Christopher J Bryant, Cassidy Bayley, Edward Caddye, Tim Rogers, Stephen M Keyse, Christopher J Caunt
Deregulated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling drives cancer growth. Normally, ERK activity is self-limiting by the rapid inactivation of upstream kinases and delayed induction of dual-specificity MAP kinase phosphatases (MKPs/DUSPs). However, interactions between these feedback mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that, although the MKP DUSP5 both inactivates and anchors ERK in the nucleus, it paradoxically increases and prolongs cytoplasmic ERK activity. The latter effect is caused, at least in part, by the relief of ERK-mediated RAF inhibition...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051766/distribution-of-neurosensory-progenitor-pools-during-inner-ear-morphogenesis-unveiled-by-cell-lineage-reconstruction
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Sylvia Dyballa, Thierry Savy, Philipp Germann, Karol Mikula, Mariana Remesikova, Róbert Špir, Andrea Zecca, Nadine Peyriéras, Cristina Pujades
Reconstructing the lineage of cells is central to understanding how the wide diversity of cell types develops. Here, we provide the neurosensory lineage reconstruction of a complex sensory organ, the inner ear, by imaging zebrafish embryos in vivo over an extended timespan, combining cell tracing and cell fate marker expression over time. We deliver the first dynamic map of early neuronal and sensory progenitor pools in the whole otic vesicle. It highlights the remodeling of the neuronal progenitor domain upon neuroblast delamination, and reveals that the order and place of neuroblasts' delamination from the otic epithelium prefigure their position within the SAG...
January 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040262/environmental-impact-of-estrogens-on-human-animal-and-plant-life-a-critical-review
#8
REVIEW
Muhammad Adeel, Xiaoming Song, Yuanyuan Wang, Dennis Francis, Yuesuo Yang
BACKGROUND: Since the inception of global industrialization, steroidal estrogens have become an emerging and serious concern. Worldwide, steroid estrogens including estrone, estradiol and estriol, pose serious threats to soil, plants, water resources and humans. Indeed, estrogens have gained notable attention in recent years, due to their rapidly increasing concentrations in soil and water all over the world. Concern has been expressed regarding the entry of estrogens into the human food chain which in turn relates to how plants take up and metabolism estrogens...
December 28, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018900/redox-regulation-of-heart-regeneration-an-evolutionary-tradeoff
#9
Waleed M Elhelaly, Nicholas T Lam, Mohamed Hamza, Shuda Xia, Hesham A Sadek
Heart failure is a costly and deadly disease, affecting over 23 million patients worldwide, half of which die within 5 years of diagnosis. The pathophysiological basis of heart failure is the inability of the adult heart to regenerate lost or damaged myocardium. Although limited myocyte turnover does occur in the adult heart, it is insufficient for restoration of contractile function (Nadal-Ginard, 2001; Laflamme et al., 2002; Quaini et al., 2002; Hsieh et al., 2007; Bergmann et al., 2009, 2012). In contrast to lower vertebrates (Poss et al...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009832/nmr-studies-of-the-structure-and-function-of-the-hiv-1-5-leader
#10
REVIEW
Sarah C Keane, Michael F Summers
The 5'-leader of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) genome plays several critical roles during viral replication, including differentially establishing mRNA versus genomic RNA (gRNA) fates. As observed for proteins, the function of the RNA is tightly regulated by its structure, and a common paradigm has been that genome function is temporally modulated by structural changes in the 5'-leader. Over the past 30 years, combinations of nucleotide reactivity mapping experiments with biochemistry, mutagenesis, and phylogenetic studies have provided clues regarding the secondary structures of stretches of residues within the leader that adopt functionally discrete domains...
December 21, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008181/haematopoietic-stem-cells-show-their-true-colours
#11
Trista E North, Wolfram Goessling
Delineating the behaviour of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in vivo has thus far proven challenging. Two studies in zebrafish and mouse models now track HSCs in vivo using fate mapping with multicolour approaches to provide further insights into clonal events that regulate blood development, HSC function and differentiation during homeostasis and stress conditions.
December 23, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002729/the-heterogeneity-of-ly6c-hi-monocytes-controls-their-differentiation-into-inos-macrophages-or-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
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Shinelle Menezes, Daisy Melandri, Giorgio Anselmi, Thibaut Perchet, Jakob Loschko, Juan Dubrot, Rajen Patel, Emmanuel L Gautier, Stéphanie Hugues, M Paula Longhi, Jake Y Henry, Sergio A Quezada, Grégoire Lauvau, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Enrique Gutiérrez-Martínez, Alain Bessis, Elisa Gomez-Perdiguero, Christian E Jacome-Galarza, Hannah Garner, Frederic Geissmann, Rachel Golub, Michel C Nussenzweig, Pierre Guermonprez
Inflammation triggers the differentiation of Ly6C(hi) monocytes into microbicidal macrophages or monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs). Yet, it is unclear whether environmental inflammatory cues control the polarization of monocytes toward each of these fates or whether specialized monocyte progenitor subsets exist before inflammation. Here, we have shown that naive monocytes are phenotypically heterogeneous and contain an NR4A1- and Flt3L-independent, CCR2-dependent, Flt3(+)CD11c(-)MHCII(+)PU.1(hi) subset...
December 20, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002401/reversible-methylation-of-m-6-am-in-the-5-cap-controls-mrna-stability
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Jan Mauer, Xiaobing Luo, Alexandre Blanjoie, Xinfu Jiao, Anya V Grozhik, Deepak P Patil, Bastian Linder, Brian F Pickering, Jean-Jacques Vasseur, Qiuying Chen, Steven S Gross, Olivier Elemento, Françoise Debart, Megerditch Kiledjian, Samie R Jaffrey
Internal bases in mRNA can be subjected to modifications that influence the fate of mRNA in cells. One of the most prevalent modified bases is found at the 5' end of mRNA, at the first encoded nucleotide adjacent to the 7-methylguanosine cap. Here we show that this nucleotide, N(6),2'-O-dimethyladenosine (m(6)Am), is a reversible modification that influences cellular mRNA fate. Using a transcriptome-wide map of m(6)Am we find that m(6)Am-initiated transcripts are markedly more stable than mRNAs that begin with other nucleotides...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998808/merkel-cells-are-long-lived-cells-whose-production-is-stimulated-by-skin-injury
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Margaret C Wright, Gregory J Logan, Alexa M Bolock, Adam C Kubicki, Julie A Hemphill, Timothy A Sanders, Stephen M Maricich
Mechanosensitive Merkel cells are thought to have finite lifespans, but controversy surrounds the frequency of their replacement and which precursor cells maintain the population. We found by embryonic EdU administration that Merkel cells undergo terminal cell division in late embryogenesis and survive long into adulthood. We also found that new Merkel cells are produced infrequently during normal skin homeostasis and that their numbers do not change during natural or induced hair cycles. In contrast, live imaging and EdU experiments showed that mild mechanical injury produced by skin shaving dramatically increases Merkel cell production...
December 18, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987446/exploring-the-interactions-and-binding-sites-between-cd-and-functional-groups-in-soil-using-two-dimensional-correlation-spectroscopy-and-synchrotron-radiation-based-spectromicroscopies
#15
Fusheng Sun, Matthew L Polizzotto, Dongxing Guan, Jun Wu, Qirong Shen, Wei Ran, Boren Wang, Guanghui Yu
Understanding how heavy metals bind and interact in soils is essential for predicting their distributions, reactions and fates in the environment. Here we propose a novel strategy, i.e., combining two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D COS) and synchrotron radiation based spectromicroscopies, for identifying heavy metal binding to functional groups in soils. The results showed that although long-term (23 yrs) organic fertilization treatment caused the accumulation of Cd (over 3 times) in soils when compared to no fertilization and chemical fertilization treatments, it significantly (p<0...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987120/the-fate-and-transport-of-arsenic-species-in-the-aquatic-ecosystem-a-case-study-on-bestari-jaya-peninsular-malaysia
#16
Suzanne Christine Aboudi Mana, Ng Tham Fatt, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf
The field of arsenic pollution research has grown rapidly in recent years. Arsenic constitutes a broad range of elements from the Earth's crust and is released into the environment from both anthropogenic and natural sources due to its relative mobility under different redox conditions. The toxicity of arsenic is described in its inorganic form, as inorganic arsenic compounds can leach into different environments. Sampling was carried out in the Bestari Jaya catchment while using a land use map to locate the site, and experiments were conducted via sequential extraction and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy to quantify proportions of arsenic in the sediment samples...
December 16, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966429/fine-tuning-of-notch-signaling-sets-the-boundary-of-the-organ-of-corti-and-establishes-sensory-cell-fates
#17
Martin L Basch, Rogers M Brown, Hsin-I Jen, Fatih Semerci, Frederic Depreux, Renée K Edlund, Hongyuan Zhang, Christine R Norton, Thomas Gridley, Susan E Cole, Angelika Doetzlhofer, Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, Neil Segil, Andrew K Groves
The signals that induce the organ of Corti and define its boundaries in the cochlea are poorly understood. We show that two Notch modifiers, Lfng and Mfng, are transiently expressed precisely at the neural boundary of the organ of Corti. Cre-Lox fate mapping shows this region gives rise to inner hair cells and their associated inner phalangeal cells. Mutation of Lfng and Mfng disrupts this boundary, producing unexpected duplications of inner hair cells and inner phalangeal cells. This phenotype is mimicked by other mouse mutants or pharmacological treatments that lower but not abolish Notch signaling...
December 14, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941647/the-role-of-erk1-2-in-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#18
REVIEW
Zheng Xu, Jian Sun, Qian Tong, Qian Lin, Lingbo Qian, Yongsoo Park, Yang Zheng
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic condition that affects carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and may impair numerous organs and functions of the organism. Cardiac dysfunction afflicts many patients who experience the oxidative stress of the heart. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the major complications that accounts for more than half of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality cases. Chronic hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia from diabetes mellitus cause cardiac oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, impaired cellular calcium handling, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic disturbances, and remodeling of the extracellular matrix, which ultimately lead to DCM...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935821/stromal-hedgehog-signaling-maintains-smooth-muscle-and-hampers-micro-invasive-prostate-cancer
#19
Zhaohui Yang, Yu-Ching Peng, Anuradha Gopalan, Dong Gao, Yu Chen, Alexandra L Joyner
It is widely appreciated that reactive stroma or carcinoma-associated fibroblasts can influence epithelial tumor progression. In prostate cancer (PCa), the second most common male malignancy worldwide, the amount of reactive stroma is variable and has predictive value for tumor recurrence. By analyzing human PCa protein and RNA expression databases, we found smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are decreased in advanced tumors, whereas fibroblasts are maintained. In three mouse models of PCa, PB-MYC, ERG/PTEN and TRAMP, we found the composition of the stroma is distinct...
January 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906172/inflammatory-macrophages-can-transdifferentiate-into-myofibroblasts-during-renal-fibrosis
#20
Xiao-Ming Meng, Shuang Wang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Chen Yang, Jun Xiao, Yang Zhang, Ka-Fai To, David J Nikolic-Paterson, Hui-Yao Lan
Myofibroblasts play a central role in renal fibrosis although the origin of these cells remains controversial. We recently reported that bone marrow-derived macrophages can give rise to myofibroblasts through macrophage to myofibroblast transition (MMT). However, several important issues remain to be addressed, including whether MMT occurs in human kidney disease and verification of the MMT process through lineage tracing. Biopsies from a cohort of 58 patients with various forms of kidney disease were examined for MMT cells that co-express macrophage (CD68) and myofibroblast (α-smooth muscle actin, α-SMA) markers...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
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