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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813670/nkx2-1-is-required-in-the-embryonic-septum-for-cholinergic-system-development-learning-and-memory
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Lorenza Magno, Caswell Barry, Christoph Schmidt-Hieber, Polyvios Theodotou, Michael Häusser, Nicoletta Kessaris
The transcription factor NKX2-1 is best known for its role in the specification of subsets of cortical, striatal, and pallidal neurons. We demonstrate through genetic fate mapping and intersectional focal septal deletion that NKX2-1 is selectively required in the embryonic septal neuroepithelium for the development of cholinergic septohippocampal projection neurons and large subsets of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons. In the absence of NKX2-1, these neurons fail to develop, causing alterations in hippocampal theta rhythms and severe deficiencies in learning and memory...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813413/polylox-barcoding-reveals-haematopoietic-stem-cell-fates-realized-in-vivo
#2
Weike Pei, Thorsten B Feyerabend, Jens Rössler, Xi Wang, Daniel Postrach, Katrin Busch, Immanuel Rode, Kay Klapproth, Nikolaus Dietlein, Claudia Quedenau, Wei Chen, Sascha Sauer, Stephan Wolf, Thomas Höfer, Hans-Reimer Rodewald
Developmental deconvolution of complex organs and tissues at the level of individual cells remains challenging. Non-invasive genetic fate mapping has been widely used, but the low number of distinct fluorescent marker proteins limits its resolution. Much higher numbers of cell markers have been generated using viral integration sites, viral barcodes, and strategies based on transposons and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing; however, temporal and tissue-specific induction of barcodes in situ has not been achieved. Here we report the development of an artificial DNA recombination locus (termed Polylox) that enables broadly applicable endogenous barcoding based on the Cre-loxP recombination system...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811310/live-fate-mapping-of-joint-associated-fibroblasts-visualizes-expansion-of-cell-contributions-during-zebrafish-fin-regeneration
#3
Valerie A Tornini, John D Thompson, Raymond L Allen, Kenneth D Poss
The blastema is a mass of progenitor cells responsible for regeneration of amputated salamander limbs and fish fins. Previous studies have indicated that resident cell sources producing the blastema contribute lineage-restricted progeny to regenerating tissue. However, these studies have labeled general cell types rather than granular cell subpopulations, and they do not explain the developmental transitions that must occur for distal structures to arise from cells with proximal identities in the appendage stump...
August 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809839/a-novel-mammary-fat-pad-transplantation-technique-to-visualize-the-vessel-generation-of-vascular-endothelial-stem-cells
#4
Qing Cissy Yu, Wenqian Song, Dengwen Lai, Yi Arial Zeng
Endothelial cells (ECs) are the fundamental building blocks of the vascular architecture and mediate vascular growth and remodeling to ensure proper vessel development and homeostasis. However, studies on endothelial lineage hierarchy remain elusive due to the lack of tools to gain access as well as to directly evaluate their behavior in vivo. To address this shortcoming, a new tissue model to study angiogenesis using the mammary fat pad has been developed. The mammary gland develops mostly in the postnatal stages, including puberty and pregnancy, during which robust epithelium proliferation is accompanied by extensive vascular remodeling...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807896/fgf10-progenitors-give-rise-to-the-chick-hypothalamus-by-rostral-and-caudal-growth-and-differentiation
#5
Travis Fu, Matthew Towers, Marysia Placzek
Classical descriptions of the hypothalamus divide it into three rostro-caudal domains but little is known about their embryonic origins. To investigate this we performed targeted fate-mapping, molecular characterisation and cell cycle analyses in the embryonic chick. Presumptive hypothalamic cells derive from the rostral diencephalic ventral midline, lie above the prechordal mesendoderm and express Fgf10Fgf10(+) progenitors undergo anisotropic growth: those displaced rostrally differentiate into anterior cells, then those displaced caudally differentiate into mammillary cells...
August 14, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765687/can-a-fibrotic-liver-afford-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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EDITORIAL
Stefan Munker, Yong-Le Wu, Hui-Guo Ding, Roman Liebe, Hong-Lei Weng
The question whether epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) occurs during liver fibrogenesis is a controversial issue. In vitro studies confirm that hepatocytes or cholangiocytes undergo EMT upon transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) stimulation, whereas in vivo experiments based on genetic fate mapping of specific cell populations suggest that EMT does not occur in fibrotic animal models. In this review we present current data supporting or opposing EMT in chronic liver disease and discuss conditions for the occurrence of EMT in patients...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760862/myelinogenic-plasticity-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-following-spinal-cord-contusion-injury
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P Assinck, G J Duncan, J R Plemel, M J Lee, J S Stratton, S B Manesh, J Liu, L M Ramer, S H Kang, D E Bergles, J Biernaskie, W Tetzlaff
Spontaneous remyelination occurs after spinal cord injury (SCI), but the extent of myelin repair and identity of the cells responsible remain incompletely understood and contentious. We assessed the cellular origin of new myelin by fate mapping PDGFRα+, Olig2+, and P0+ cells following contusion SCI in mice. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs; PDGFRα+) produced oligodendrocytes responsible for de novo ensheathment of ∼30% of myelinated spinal axons at injury epicenter three months after SCI, demonstrating that these resident cells are a major contributor to oligodendrocyte regeneration...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754907/mapping-the-chromatin-landscape-and-blimp1-transcriptional-targets-that-regulate-trophoblast-differentiation
#8
Andrew C Nelson, Arne W Mould, Elizabeth K Bikoff, Elizabeth J Robertson
Trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) give rise to specialized cell types within the placenta. However, the regulatory mechanisms that guide trophoblast cell fate decisions during placenta development remain ill defined. Here we exploited ATAC-seq and transcriptional profiling strategies to describe dynamic changes in gene expression and chromatin accessibility during TSC differentiation. We detect significantly increased chromatin accessibility at key genes upregulated as TSCs exit from the stem cell state. However, downregulated gene expression is not simply due to the loss of chromatin accessibility in proximal regions...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753439/quo-vadis-tracing-the-fate-of-neural-crest-cells
#9
REVIEW
Luis Zurkirchen, Lukas Sommer
The neural crest is a transient structure in vertebrate embryos that produces migratory cells with an astonishing developmental potential. While neural crest fate maps have originally been established through interspecies transplantation assays, dye labeling, and retroviral infection, more recent methods rely on approaches involving transgenesis and genome editing. These technologies allowed the identification of minor neural crest-derived cell populations in tissues of non-neural crest origin. Furthermore, in vivo multipotency at the single cell level and stage-dependent fate acquisitions were demonstrated using genetic technologies...
July 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752247/breast-cancer-complexity-implications-of-intratumoral-heterogeneity-in-clinical-management
#10
REVIEW
Brittany Haynes, Ashapurna Sarma, Pratima Nangia-Makker, Malathy P Shekhar
Generation of intratumoral phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity has been attributed to clonal evolution and cancer stem cells that together give rise to a tumor with complex ecosystems. Each ecosystem contains various tumor cell subpopulations and stromal entities, which, depending upon their composition, can influence survival, therapy responses, and global growth of the tumor. Despite recent advances in breast cancer management, the disease has not been completely eradicated as tumors recur despite initial response to treatment...
July 27, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745620/identification-of-erythromyeloid-progenitors-and-their-progeny-in-the-mouse-embryo-by-flow-cytometry
#11
Lorea Iturri, Javier Saenz Coronilla, Yvan Lallemand, Elisa Gomez Perdiguero
Macrophages are professional phagocytes from the innate arm of the immune system. In steady-state, sessile macrophages are found in adult tissues where they act as front line sentinels of infection and tissue damage. While other immune cells are continuously renewed from hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) located in the bone marrow, a lineage of macrophages, known as resident macrophages, have been shown to be self-maintained in tissues without input from bone marrow HSPCs. This lineage is exemplified by microglia in the brain, Kupffer cells in the liver and Langerhans cells in the epidermis among others...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716917/diverse-continuum-of-cd4-t-cell-states-is-determined-by-hierarchical-additive-integration-of-cytokine-signals
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Inbal Eizenberg-Magar, Jacob Rimer, Irina Zaretsky, David Lara-Astiaso, Shlomit Reich-Zeliger, Nir Friedman
During cell differentiation, progenitor cells integrate signals from their environment that guide their development into specialized phenotypes. The ways by which cells respond to complex signal combinations remain difficult to analyze and model. To gain additional insight into signal integration, we systematically mapped the response of CD4(+) T cells to a large number of input cytokine combinations that drive their differentiation. We find that, in response to varied input combinations, cells differentiate into a continuum of cell fates as opposed to a limited number of discrete phenotypes...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712866/cell-free-methemoglobin-drives-platelets-to-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-ros-mediated-activation-of-jnk-and-p38-map-kinase
#13
Somanathapura K NaveenKumar, Mahadevappa Hemshekhar, Mahalingam S Sundaram, Kempaiah Kemparaju, Kesturu S Girish
Cell-free hemoglobin (Hb), a well-known marker of intravascular hemolysis, is eventually oxidized to methemoglobin (MtHb). Elevated levels of MtHb have been noted, alongside depleted levels of platelets, in several hemolytic diseases. The current study aims to probe the possible role of MtHb in platelet death, based on the facts that it is a pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic agent, as well as the sensitive nature of platelets and their tendency to undergo apoptosis under oxidative stress. An attempt is made to establish the link between hemolysis and thrombocytopenia, by deciphering the underlying molecular signaling pathways...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710254/the-plasticity-and-stability-of-regulatory-t-cells-during-viral-induced-inflammatory-lesions
#14
Siddheshvar Bhela, Siva Karthik Varanasi, Ujjaldeep Jaggi, Sarah S Sloan, Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
Ocular infection with HSV causes a chronic T cell-mediated inflammatory lesion in the cornea. Lesion severity is affected by the balance of different CD4 T cell subsets, with greater severity occurring when the activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is compromised. In this study, fate-mapping mice were used to assess the stability of Treg function in ocular lesions. We show that cells that were once Foxp3(+) functional Tregs may lose Foxp3 and become Th1 cells that could contribute to lesion expression. The instability primarily occurred with IL-2R(lo) Tregs and was shown, in part, to be the consequence of exposure to IL-12...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701394/single-particle-detection-of-transcription-following-rotavirus-entry
#15
Eric N Salgado, Srigokul Upadhyayula, Stephen C Harrison
Infectious rotavirus particles are triple-layered, icosahedral assemblies. The outer layer proteins, VP4 (cleaved to VP8* and VP5*) and VP7, surround a transcriptionally competent, double-layer particle (DLP), which they deliver into the cytosol. During entry of rhesus rotavirus, VP8* interacts with cell-surface gangliosides, allowing engulfment into a membrane vesicle by a clathrin-independent process. Escape into the cytosol and outer-layer shedding depend on interaction of a hydrophobic surface on VP5* with the membrane bilayer and on a large-scale conformational change...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698286/tissue-microenvironment-dictates-the-fate-and-tumor-suppressive-function-of-type-3-ilcs
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Kathrin Nussbaum, Sara H Burkhard, Isabel Ohs, Florian Mair, Christoph S N Klose, Sebastian J Arnold, Andreas Diefenbach, Sonia Tugues, Burkhard Becher
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have been classified into "functional subsets" according to their transcription factor and cytokine profiles. Although cytokines, such as IL-12 and IL-23, have been shown to shape plasticity of ILCs, little is known about how the tissue microenvironment influences the plasticity, phenotype, and function of these cells. Here, we show clearly demarcated tissue specifications of Rorc-dependent ILCs across lymphoid and nonlymphoid organs. Although intestinal Rorc fate map-positive (Rorc(fm+)) ILCs show a clear ILC3 phenotype, lymphoid tissue-derived Rorc(fm+) ILCs acquire an natural killer (NK) cell/ILC1-like phenotype...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691752/mineral-trioxide-aggregate-improves-healing-response-of-periodontal-tissue-to-injury-in-mice
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I Vidovic Zdrilic, I O de Azevedo Queiroz, B G Matthews, J E Gomes-Filho, M Mina, I Kalajzic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a biomaterial used in endodontic procedures as it exerts beneficial effects on regenerative processes. In this study, we evaluate the effect of MTA on healing of periodontal ligament (PDL) and surrounding tissue, following injury, in a transgenic mouse model and on the differentiation of murine mesenchymal progenitor cells in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used an inducible Cre-loxP in vivo fate mapping approach to examine the effects of MTA on the contributions of descendants of cells expressing the αSMA-CreERT2 transgene (SMA9(+) ) to the PDL and alveolar bone after experimental injury to the root furcation on the maxillary first molars...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688357/revealing-chemophoric-sites-in-organophosphorus-insecticides-through-the-mia-qspr-modeling-of-soil-sorption-data
#18
Joyce K Daré, Cristina F Silva, Matheus P Freitas
Soil sorption of insecticides employed in agriculture is an important parameter to probe the environmental fate of organic chemicals. Therefore, methods for the prediction of soil sorption of new agrochemical candidates, as well as for the rationalization of the molecular characteristics responsible for a given sorption profile, are extremely beneficial for the environment. A quantitative structure-property relationship method based on chemical structure images as molecular descriptors provided a reliable model for the soil sorption prediction of 24 widely used organophosphorus insecticides...
July 5, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685323/microglia-contribute-to-normal-myelinogenesis-and-to-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-maintenance-during-adulthood
#19
Nora Hagemeyer, Klara-Maria Hanft, Maria-Anna Akriditou, Nicole Unger, Eun S Park, E Richard Stanley, Ori Staszewski, Leda Dimou, Marco Prinz
Whereas microglia involvement in virtually all brain diseases is well accepted their role in the control of homeostasis in the central nervous system (CNS) is mainly thought to be the maintenance of neuronal function through the formation, refinement, and monitoring of synapses in both the developing and adult brain. Although the prenatal origin as well as the neuron-centered function of cortical microglia has recently been elucidated, much less is known about a distinct amoeboid microglia population formerly described as the "fountain of microglia" that appears only postnatally in myelinated regions such as corpus callosum and cerebellum...
July 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672156/evidence-for-a-retinal-progenitor-cell-in-the-postnatal-and-adult-mouse
#20
Xi Chen, Shaojun Wang, Haiwei Xu, Joao D Pereira, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Dieter Saur, Barbara Seidler, Joshua M Hare, Mark A Perrella, Zheng Qin Yin, Xiaoli Liu
Progress in cell therapy for retinal disorders has been challenging. Recognized retinal progenitors are a heterogeneous population of cells that lack surface markers for the isolation of live cells for clinical implementation. In the present application, our objective was to use the stem cell factor receptor c-Kit (CD117), a surface marker, to isolate and evaluate a distinct progenitor cell population from retinas of postnatal and adult mice. Here we report that, by combining traditional methods with fate mapping, we have identified a c-Kit-positive (c-Kit(+)) retinal progenitor cell (RPC) that is self-renewing and clonogenic in vitro, and capable of generating many cell types in vitro and in vivo...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research
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