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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089194/left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-major-adverse-cardiac-events-and-all-cause-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Lars Bo Ilkjær, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LVGLS) is a robust longitudinal myocardial deformation marker that is strongly affected by cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), microvascular dysfunction, and acute cellular rejection (ACR). We evaluated graft deformation for risk stratification in long-term heart transplant (HTx) patients. METHODS: The study included 196 patients who underwent HTx between 2011 and 2013. Patients underwent comprehensive echocardiography and coronary angiography...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088987/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-lineage-bias-in-aging-hematopoiesis
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REVIEW
Harold K Elias, David Bryder, Christopher Y Park
Although hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have traditionally been thought to possess the ability to give rise to all the mature cell types in the hematopoietic system, this conception of hematopoiesis was based on evaluation of hematopoietic output from large numbers of HSCs using transplantation models.  More recent studies evaluating HSCs at the clonal or near-clonal level, both in transplantation studies and during in situ hematopoiesis, have established that individual HSCs can exhibit lineage bias, giving rise to myeloid-biased, lymphoid-biased, or more balanced differentiation, with the proportion of myeloid-biased HSCs increasing with age...
January 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088784/a-phase-i-clinical-study-of-autologous-dendritic-cell-therapy-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Sung-Hoon Jung, Hyun-Ju Lee, Youn-Kyung Lee, Deok-Hwan Yang, Hyeoung-Joon Kim, Joon Haeng Rhee, Frank Emmrich, Je-Jung Lee
Cellular immunotherapy is emerging as a potential immunotherapeutic modality in multiple myeloma (MM). We have developed potent immunotherapeutic agent (VAX-DC/MM) generated by dendritic cells (DCs) loaded with autologous myeloma cells irradiated with ultraviolet B. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of VAX-DC/MM in patients with relapsed or refractory MM. This trial enrolled relapsed or refractory MM patients who had received both thalidomide- and bortezomib-based therapies. Patients received the intradermal VAX-DC/MM injection every week for 4 weeks...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087487/bioprinting-for-vascular-and-vascularized-tissue-biofabrication
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REVIEW
Pallab Datta, Bugra Ayan, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
: Bioprinting is a promising technology to fabricate design-specific tissue constructs due to its ability to create complex, heterocellular structures with anatomical precision. Bioprinting enables the deposition of various biologics including growth factors, cells, genes, neo-tissues and extra-cellular matrix-like hydrogels. Benefits of bioprinting have started to make a mark in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmaceutics. Specifically, in the field of tissue engineering, the creation of vascularized tissue constructs has remained a principal challenge till date...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087483/cell-number-per-spheroid-and-electrical-conductivity-of-nanowires-influence-the-function-of-silicon-nanowired-human-cardiac-spheroids
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Yu Tan, Dylan Richards, Robert C Coyle, Jenny Yao, Ruoyu Xu, Wenyu Gou, Hongjun Wang, Donald R Menick, Bozhi Tian, Ying Mei
: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) provide an unlimited cell source to treat cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death worldwide. However, current hiPSC-CMs retain an immature phenotype that leads to difficulties for integration with adult myocardium after transplantation. To address this, we recently utilized electrically conductive silicon nanowires (e-SiNWs) to facilitate self-assembly of hiPSC-CMs to form nanowired hiPSC cardiac spheroids...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077585/humanized-mice-reproduce-acute-and-persistent-human-adenovirus-infection
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Estefanía Rodríguez, Wing Hang Ip, Viktoria Kolbe, Kristin Hartmann, Gundula Pilnitz-Stolze, Nilgün Tekin, Sergio Gómez-Medina, César Muñoz-Fontela, Susanne Krasemann, Thomas Dobner
Severe human adenovirus (HAdV) infections are an increasing threat for immunosuppressed individuals, particularly those who have received stem cell transplants. It has been previously hypothesized that severe infections might be due to reactivation of a persistent infection, but this hypothesis has been difficult to test owing to the lack of a permissive in vivo model of HAdV infection. Here we established a humanized mouse model that reproduces features of acute and persistent HAdV infection. In this model, acute infection correlated with high mortality, weight loss, liver pathology, and expression of viral proteins in several organs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074903/alterations-in-the-brain-adenosine-metabolism-cause-behavioral-and-neurological-impairment-in-ada-deficient-mice-and-patients
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Aisha V Sauer, Raisa Jofra Hernandez, Francesca Fumagalli, Veronica Bianchi, Pietro L Poliani, Chiara Dallatomasina, Elisa Riboni, Letterio S Politi, Antonella Tabucchi, Filippo Carlucci, Miriam Casiraghi, Nicola Carriglio, Manuela Cominelli, Carlo Alberto Forcellini, Federica Barzaghi, Francesca Ferrua, Fabio Minicucci, Stefania Medaglini, Letizia Leocani, Giancarlo la Marca, Lucia D Notarangelo, Chiara Azzari, Giancarlo Comi, Cristina Baldoli, Sabrina Canale, Maria Sessa, Patrizia D'Adamo, Alessandro Aiuti
Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) deficiency is an autosomal recessive variant of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) caused by systemic accumulation of ADA substrates. Neurological and behavioral abnormalities observed in ADA-SCID patients surviving after stem cell transplantation or gene therapy represent an unresolved enigma in the field. We found significant neurological and cognitive alterations in untreated ADA-SCID patients as well as in two groups of patients after short- and long-term enzyme replacement therapy with PEG-ADA...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073833/exosomal-mir-142-3p-is-increased-during-cardiac-allograft-rejection-and-augments-vascular-permeability-through-down-regulation-of-endothelial-rab11fip2-expression
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Ihdina Sukma Dewi, Selvi Celik, Anna Karlsson, Zsuzsanna Hollander, Karen Lam, Janet-Wilson McManus, Scott Tebbutt, Raymond Ng, Paul Keown, Robert McMaster, Bruce McManus, Jenny Öhman, Olof Gidlöf
AIMS: Exosome-mediated microRNA transfer is a recently discovered mode of cell-to-cell communication, in which microRNAs act as paracrine molecules, exerting their regulatory effects in recipient cells. T cells and endothelial cells are two main players in the mechanism of acute cellular cardiac rejection. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of exosomal microRNAs in the crosstalk between T cells and endothelial cells and its implications for the molecular mechanisms that drive acute cellular rejection in heart transplantation...
January 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070117/re-transplantation-higher-creatinine-levels-in-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-and-donor-age-are-predictors-of-mortality-in-long-term-analysis-of-late-acute-rejection-in-liver-transplantation
#9
Lucas Souto Nacif, Rafael Soares Pinheiro, Rafael Antônio de Arruda Pécora, Ryan Yukimatsu Tanigawa, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Wellington Andraus, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Luiz Carneiro D'Albuquerque
BACKGROUND Late acute rejection (LAR) differs in its clinical and histological presentation and management from early acute rejection. This clinical entity is not completely understood; thus, we aimed to identify significant prognostic factors that can influence post-transplant survival in LAR patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and post-transplant survival of patients from a single center with a focus on late acute rejection. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2002 to June 2013, all liver biopsies from patients with rejection were scored using the Banff criteria...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069642/alpha-1-antitrypsin-enhances-islet-engraftment-by-suppression-of-instant-blood-mediated-inflammatory-reaction
#10
Jingjing Wang, Zhen Sun, Wenyu Gou, David B Adams, Wanxing Cui, Katherine A Morgan, Charlie Strange, Hongjun Wang
Islet cell transplantation has limited effectiveness because of an instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR) that occurs immediately after cell infusion and leads to dramatic β cell death. In intraportal islet transplantation models using mouse and human islets, we demonstrated that alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT, Prolastin-C), a serine protease inhibitor used for the treatment of AAT deficiency, inhibits IBMIR and cytokine-induced inflammation in islets. In mice, more diabetic recipients reached normoglycemia after intraportal islet transplantation when they were treated with AAT compared to mice treated with saline...
January 9, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069641/differential-impact-of-chronic-hyperglycemia-on-humoral-versus-cellular-primary-alloimmunity
#11
Nicholas H Bishop, Michelle K Nelsen, K Scott Beard, Ronald G Gill
Diabetes is prevalent among solid organ transplant recipients and is universal among islet transplant recipients. While diabetes is often considered to result in an immune compromised state, the impact of chronic hyperglycemia on host alloimmunity is not clear. Potential immune modifying effects of obesity, autoimmunity, or diabetogenic agents like streptozotocin may confound understanding alloimmunity in experimental models of diabetes. Therefore, we sought to determine the role of chronic hyperglycemia due to insulinopenia on alloimmunity using the non-autoimmune, spontaneously diabetic H-2(b)-expressing C57BL/6 Ins2(Akita) mice (Akita)...
January 9, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067875/factors-predicting-outcome-after-allogeneic-transplant-in-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-retrospective-analysis-of-gruppo-italiano-trapianto-di-midollo-osseo-gitmo
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E Todisco, F Ciceri, C Boschini, F Giglio, A Bacigalupo, F Patriarca, I Donnini, E P Alessandrino, W Arcese, A P Iori, P Marenco, I Cavattoni, P Chiusolo, E Terruzzi, L Castagna, A Santoro, A Bosi, E Oldani, B Bruno, F Bonifazi, A Rambaldi
The clinical outcome of primary refractory (PRF) AML patients is poor and only a minor proportion of patients is rescued by allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The identification of pre-HSCT variables may help to determine PRF AML patients who can most likely benefit from HSCT. We analyzed PRF AML patients transplanted between 1999 and 2012 from a sibling, unrelated donor or a cord blood unit. Overall, 227 patients from 26 Gruppo Italiano Trapianto di Midollo Osseo e Terapia cellulare centers were included in the analysis...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067872/reduced-intensity-and-non-myeloablative-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-from-alternative-hla-mismatched-donors-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-study-by-the-french-society-of-bone-marrow-transplantation-and-cellular-therapy
#13
J Gauthier, L Castagna, F Garnier, T Guillaume, G Socié, S Maury, N Maillard, R Tabrizi, T Marchand, J Malfuson, A Gac, E Gyan, M Mercier, Y Béguin, J Delage, P Turlure, A Marçais, S Nguyen, R Dulery, J Bay, A Huynh, E Daguindau, J Cornillon, C Régny, M Michallet, R Peffault de Latour, I Yakoub-Agha, D Blaise
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) following a non-myeloablative (NMA) or reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) is considered a valid approach to treat patients with refractory/relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). When an HLA-matched donor is lacking a graft from a familial haploidentical (HAPLO) donor, a mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) or cord blood (CB) might be considered. In this retrospective study, we compared the outcome of patients with HL undergoing a RIC or NMA allo-SCT from HAPLO, MMUD or CB...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067783/stem-cell-transplantation-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-current-options-and-opportunities
#14
REVIEW
Liangfu Jiang, Salazar Jones, Xiaofeng Jia
Peripheral nerve regeneration is a complicated process highlighted by Wallerian degeneration, axonal sprouting, and remyelination. Schwann cells play an integral role in multiple facets of nerve regeneration but obtaining Schwann cells for cell-based therapy is limited by the invasive nature of harvesting and donor site morbidity. Stem cell transplantation for peripheral nerve regeneration offers an alternative cell-based therapy with several regenerative benefits. Stem cells have the potential to differentiate into Schwann-like cells that recruit macrophages for removal of cellular debris...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065453/protective-effects-of-l-carnitine-against-delayed-graft-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#15
Atefeh Jafari, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Alireza Abdollahi, Azadeh Moghaddas
OBJECTIVE: Delayed graft function (DGF) is an early complication after deceased donor kidney transplantation with significant adverse effects on graft outcomes. Ischemia-reperfusion injury during transplantation is a major cause of DGF. Tissue concentrations of carnitine, an antioxidant and regulator of cellular energy supply, decrease in the kidney following ischemia-reperfusion insult. Based on promising animal data, this study evaluated the possible protective effect of L-carnitine against DGF...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063039/xenotransplantation-model-of-psoriasis
#16
Jeremy Di Domizio, Curdin Conrad, Michel Gilliet
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease affecting approximately 2 % of the population with a major psychosocial and socioeconomic impact. A causal therapy leading to permanent cure is not available, and current treatments only lead to limited amelioration, and therefore new therapeutic targets need to be identified. Recent works demonstrated a predominant role of TH17 cells in the pathogenesis of psoriasis; yet the underlying molecular mechanisms driving the development of the disease are still largely elusive...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059835/donor-liver-small-droplet-macrovesicular-steatosis-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-recipient-allograft-rejection
#17
Won-Tak Choi, Kuang-Yu Jen, Dongliang Wang, Mehdi Tavakol, John P Roberts, Ryan M Gill
Although donor livers with <30% large droplet macrovesicular steatosis (MaS) and/or small droplet MaS (irrespective of percentage) are considered safe to use, this consensus is based on variable definitions of MaS subtypes and/or without a reproducible scoring system. We analyzed 134 donor liver biopsies from allografts transplanted at University of California at San Francisco between 2000 and 2015 to determine whether large and/or small droplet MaS is a risk factor for poor outcomes. Large droplet MaS was defined as a fat droplet occupying greater than one half of an individual hepatocyte, with nuclear displacement, and scored as the percentage of total parenchymal area replaced by large fat droplets on ×40 magnification...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058671/possible-muscle-repair-in-the-human-cardiovascular-system
#18
REVIEW
Linda Sommese, Alberto Zullo, Concetta Schiano, Francesco P Mancini, Claudio Napoli
The regenerative potential of tissues and organs could promote survival, extended lifespan and healthy life in multicellular organisms. Niches of adult stemness are widely distributed and lead to the anatomical and functional regeneration of the damaged organ. Conversely, muscular regeneration in mammals, and humans in particular, is very limited and not a single piece of muscle can fully regrow after a severe injury. Therefore, muscle repair after myocardial infarction is still a chimera. Recently, it has been recognized that epigenetics could play a role in tissue regrowth since it guarantees the maintenance of cellular identity in differentiated cells and, therefore, the stability of organs and tissues...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058227/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-transplanted-pediatric-heart-as-a-potential-predictor-of-rejection
#19
Steven C Greenway, Frederic Dallaire, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Monali Warade, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
AIM: To evaluate cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a non-invasive tool to detect acute cellular rejection (ACR) in children after heart transplant (HT). METHODS: Thirty pediatric HT recipients underwent CMR at the time of surveillance endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and results were compared to 14 non-transplant controls. Biventricular volumes, ejection fractions (EFs), T2-weighted signal intensities, native T1 times, extracellular volumes (ECVs) and presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were compared between patients and controls and between patients with International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) grade ≥ 2R rejection and those with grade 0/1R...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049891/development-of-cellular-and-tissue-based-products-for-retinal-regenerative-medicine
#20
Fumitaka Osakada
 Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation, much progress has been made in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, such as cell transplantation therapy. We have generated retinal cells and tissues, including retinal pigment epithelia (RPE), from human iPSCs. The ability to produce iPSCs from patients allows for autologous transplantation without causing immune rejection. The autologous transplantation of iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial sheets to a patient with age-related macular degeneration was carried out in Japan in 2014 as a first-in-human clinical study...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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