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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719632/viscum-album-neutralizes-tumor-induced-immunosuppression-in-a-human-in-vitro-cell-model
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Carmen Steinborn, Amy Marisa Klemd, Ann-Sophie Sanchez-Campillo, Sophie Rieger, Marieke Scheffen, Barbara Sauer, Manuel Garcia-Käufer, Konrad Urech, Marie Follo, Annekathrin Ücker, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Roman Huber, Carsten Gründemann
Tumor cells have the capacity to secrete immunosuppressive substances in order to diminish dendritic cell (DC) activity and thereby escape from immune responses. The impact of mistletoe (Viscum album) extracts (VAE), which are frequently used as an additive anti-cancer therapy to stimulate the immune response, is still unknown. Using a human cellular system, the impact of two different VAE (VAEA + VAEI) on the maturation of human dendritic cells and on T cell function has been investigated using flow cytometry, automated fluorescence microscopy and cytokine bead array assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718514/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-a1-regulates-energy-metabolism-in-adipocytes-from-different-species
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Kefeng Yang, Christopher Adin, Qiwen Shen, Ly James Lee, Lianbo Yu, Paolo Fadda, Arpad Samogyi, Kathleen Ham, Lu Xu, Chen Gilor, Ouliana Ziouzenkova
BACKGROUND: Survival and longevity of xenotransplants depend on immune function and ability to integrate energy metabolism between cells from different species. However, mechanisms for interspecies cross talk in energy metabolism are not well understood. White adipose tissue stores energy and is capable of mobilization and dissipation of energy as heat (thermogenesis) by adipocytes expressing uncoupling protein 1 (Ucp1). Both pathways are under the control of vitamin A metabolizing enzymes...
July 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718500/neurofilament-light-as-an-immune-target-for-pathogenic-antibodies
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Fabiola Puentes, Baukje J van der Star, Stephanie D Boomkamp, Markus Kipp, Louis Boon, Isabel Bosca, Joel Raffel, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Paul van der Valk, Jodie Stephenson, Susan C Barnett, David Baker, Sandra Amor
Antibodies to neuronal antigens are associated with many neurological diseases including paraneoplastic neurological disorders, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Immunisation with neuronal antigens such as neurofilament light NF-L, a neuronal intermediate filament in axons, has been shown to induce neurological disease and spasticity in mice. Also, while antibodies to NF-L are widely used as surrogate biomarkers of axonal injury in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, it remains to be elucidated if antibodies to NF-L contribute to neurodegeneration and neurological disease...
July 17, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718014/protein-hydrolysate-from-canned-sardine-and-brewing-by-products-improves-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-an-intestinal-endothelial-co-culture-cell-model
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Elsa F Vieira, John Van Camp, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Charlotte Grootaert
PURPOSE: The anti-inflammatory activity of sardine protein hydrolysates (SPH) obtained by hydrolysis with proteases from brewing yeast surplus was ascertained. METHODS: For this purpose, a digested and desalted SPH fraction with molecular weight lower than 10 kDa was investigated using an endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) as such and in a co-culture model with an intestinal cell line (Caco-2). Effects of SPH <10 kDa on nitric oxide (NO) production, reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibition and secretion of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), chemokine IL-8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were evaluated in TNF-α-treated and untreated cells...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717129/3d-printed-scaffolds-of-calcium-silicate-doped-%C3%AE-tcp-synergize-with-co-cultured-endothelial-and-stromal-cells-to-promote-vascularization-and-bone-formation
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Yuan Deng, Chuan Jiang, Cuidi Li, Tao Li, Mingzheng Peng, Jinwu Wang, Kerong Dai
Synthetic bone scaffolds have potential application in repairing large bone defects, however, inefficient vascularization after implantation remains the major issue of graft failure. Herein, porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffolds with calcium silicate (CS) were 3D printed, and pre-seeded with co-cultured human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) to construct tissue engineering scaffolds with accelerated vascularization and better bone formation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715613/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-in-dogs
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Connor Long, Lee Lankford, Priyadarsini Kumar, Robert Grahn, Dori L Borjesson, Diana Farmer, Aijun Wang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disorder that affects humans and dogs. The prognosis of SCI depends on the severity of the injury and can include varying levels of motor and sensory deficits including devastating paraplegia and quadriplegia. Placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing and possess neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, but have not yet been clinically tested for the treatment of SCI. This study established a protocol to isolate fetal PMSCs from canine placentas and characterized their paracrine secretion profile and ability to stimulate neurons in vitro to assess their potential as a treatment option for neurological disorders in dogs...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715383/discrimination-and-characterization-of-heterocellular-populations-using-quantitative-imaging-techniques
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Colleen M Garvey, Torin A Gerhart, Shannon M Mumenthaler
Cellular processes are complex and result from the interplay between multiple cell types and their environment. Existing cell biology techniques often do not allow for accurate interpretation of this interplay. Using a quantitative imaging-based approach, we present a high-content protocol for characterizing the dynamic phenotypic responses (i.e. morphology changes, proliferation, apoptosis) of heterogeneous cell populations to changes in environmental stimuli. We highlight our ability to distinguish between cell types based upon either fluorescence intensity or inherent morphology features depending on the application...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715377/creation-of-cardiac-tissue-exhibiting-mechanical-integration-of-spheroids-using-3d-bioprinting
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Chin Siang Ong, Takuma Fukunishi, Andrew Nashed, Adriana Blazeski, Huaitao Zhang, Samantha Hardy, Deborah DiSilvestre, Luca Vricella, John Conte, Leslie Tung, Gordon Tomaselli, Narutoshi Hibino
This protocol describes 3D bioprinting of cardiac tissue without the use of biomaterials, using only cells. Cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts are first isolated, counted and mixed at desired cell ratios. They are co-cultured in individual wells in ultra-low attachment 96-well plates. Within 3 days, beating spheroids form. These spheroids are then picked up by a nozzle using vacuum suction and assembled on a needle array using a 3D bioprinter. The spheroids are then allowed to fuse on the needle array...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715156/neutrophil-mediated-enhancement-of-angiogenesis-and-osteogenesis-in-a-novel-triple-cell-co-culture-model-with-endothelial-cells-and-osteoblasts
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T D K Herath, Anis Larbi, Swee Hin Teoh, C James Kirkpatrick, Bee Tin Goh
Repair and regeneration of critical-sized bone defects remain a major challenge in orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial surgery. Until now, attempts to bioengineer bone tissue have been hindered by the inability to establish proper angiogenesis and osteogenesis in the tissue construct. In the present study, we established a novel triple cell co-culture model consisting of osteoblasts, endothelial cells, and neutrophils and conducted a systematic investigation of the effects of neutrophils on angiogenesis and osteogenesis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714596/multifunctional-nanotube-mucoadhesive-poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-co-maleic-acid-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-acetate-succinate-composite-for-site-specific-oral-drug-delivery
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Nattha Kerdsakundee, Wei Li, João Pedro Martins, Zehua Liu, Feng Zhang, Marianna Kemell, Alexandra Correia, Yaping Ding, Mikko Airavaara, Jouni Hirvonen, Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee, Hélder A Santos
An advanced oral drug delivery system that can effectively deliver drugs with poor oral bioavailability is strongly desirable. Herein, a multifunctional nano-in-micro structured composite is developed by encapsulation of the mucoadhesive poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) modified halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) with the pH-responsive hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate by the microfluidics to control the drug release, increase cell-particle interaction, and improve drug absorption. The microparticles show spherical shape, homogeneous particle size distribution (58 ± 1 µm), and pH-responsive dissolution behavior at pH > 6, and they prevent the premature release of curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the stomach and immediately release the curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the small intestine...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714207/synthetic-multispecies-microbial-communities-reveals-shifts-in-secondary-metabolism-and-facilitates-cryptic-natural-product-discovery
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Yutong Shi, Chengqian Pan, Kuiwu Wang, Xuegang Chen, Xiaodan Wu, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Bin Wu
Chemically mediated interactions have been hypothesized to be essential for ecosystem functioning as co-occurring organisms can influence the performance of each other by metabolic means. Here we present a co-culture device that allows co-culturing of microorganisms that are physically separated but can exchange chemical signals and metabolites. This setup was adopted to perform investigations on the secondary metabolisms of both a fungal-bacterial community and an actinomycetic-actinomycetic community. This study employed a metabolomics approach integrating LC-MS profiling, multivariate data analysis and molecular networking techniques...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714140/prevascularization-of-natural-nanofibrous-extracellular-matrix-for-engineering-completely-biological-3d-prevascularized-tissues-for-diverse-applications
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Lijun Zhang, Zichen Qian, Mitchell Tahtinen, Shaohai Qi, Feng Zhao
Self-sustainability after implantation is one of the critical obstacles facing large engineered tissues. A preformed functional vascular network provides an effective solution for solving the mass transportation problem. With the support of mural cells, endothelial cells (ECs) can form microvessels within engineered tissues. As an important mural cell, human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) not only stabilize the engineered microvessel network, but also preserve their multi-potency when grown under optimal culture conditions...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714104/chronic-inflammation-elicited-liver-progenitor-cell-conversion-to-liver-cancer-stem-cell-with-clinical-significance
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Xiao-Feng Li, Cheng Chen, Dai-Min Xiang, Le Qu, Wen Sun, Xin-Yuan Lu, Teng-Fei Zhou, Shu-Zhen Chen, Bei-Fang Ning, Zhuo Cheng, Ming-Yang Xia, Wei-Feng Shen, Wen Yang, Wen Wen, Terence Kin Wah Lee, Wen-Ming Cong, Hong-Yang Wang, Jin Ding
The substantial heterogeneity and hierarchical organization in liver cancer supports the theory of liver cancer stem cell (LCSC). However, the relationship between chronic hepatic inflammation and LCSC generation remains obscure. Here we observed a close correlation between aggravated inflammation and liver progenitor cell (LPC) propagation in the cirrhotic liver of rats exposed to diethylnitrosamine. LPCs isolated from the rat cirrhotic liver initiated subcutaneous liver cancers in NOD/SCID mice, suggesting the malignant transformation of LPC toward LCSC...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714000/circulating-levels-of-angiogenesis-related-growth-factors-in-breast-cancer-a-study-to-profile-proteins-responsible-for-tubule-formation
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Gemma A Barron, Marie Goua, Klaus W J Wahle, Giovanna Bermano
The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with breast cancer and age-matched controls, to influence tubule formation and modulate angiogenesis in vitro, and to identify plasma circulating factors which might be responsible. Plasma from women with breast cancer (n=8) (added on day 7 after co-culture establishment) significantly increased tubule formation by 57% (P<0...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713938/effects-of-age-on-biological-and-functional-characterization-of-adipose%C3%A2-derived-stem-cells-from-patients-with-end%C3%A2-stage-liver-disease
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Yanyu Jin, Lei Yang, Yanyan Zhang, Wei Gao, Zhi Yao, Yang Song, Yuliang Wang
Adipose‑derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADSCs) possess a multilineage potential and immunoregulatory properties, and may have great potential in autologous cell‑based technologies. The aim of the present study was to investigate how the age of patients with benign end‑stage liver disease affected the biological and functional characteristics of ADSCs, which is important for increasing the potential effectiveness of autologous cell therapy. ADSCs were obtained and cultured from three distinct age groups: Infant, adult and elderly...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713164/human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-induces-a-regulatory-b-cell-like-phenotype-in-vitro
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Jacobo Lopez-Abente, Adrián Prieto-Sanchez, Maria-Ángeles Muñoz-Fernandez, Rafael Correa-Rocha, Marjorie Pion
Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) usually show a general dysregulation and hyper-activation of the immune system. A direct influence of HIV-1 particles on B-cell phenotypes and functions has been previously described. However, the consequences of B-cell dysregulation are still poorly understood. We evaluated the phenotypic changes in primary B cells after direct contact with HIV-1 particles in comparison with different types of stimuli. The functionality of treated B cells was challenged in co-culture experiments with autologous CD4+ and CD8+ T cells...
July 17, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713019/glioma-sensitive-or-chemoresistant-to-temozolomide-differentially-modulate-macrophage-protumor-activities
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Juliana H Azambuja, Elita F da Silveira, Taíse R de Carvalho, Pathise S Oliveira, Simone Pacheco, Carlus T do Couto, Fátima T Beira, Francieli M Stefanello, Rosélia M Spanevello, Elizandra Braganhol
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas are the most devastating brain tumor characterized by chemoresistance development and poor prognosis. Macrophages are a component of tumor microenvironment related to glioma malignancy. The relation among inflammation, innate immunity and cancer is accepted; however, molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating this relation and chemoresistance remain unresolved. OBJECTIVE: Here we evaluated whether glioma sensitive or resistant to temozolomide (TMZ) modulate macrophage polarization and inflammatory pathways associated...
July 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712928/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-propagate-immunosuppressive-anti-inflammatory-macrophages-in-cell-to-cell-contact-independent-and-dependent-manners-under-hypoxic-culture
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Naoki Takizawa, Naoto Okubo, Masaharu Kamo, Naoyuki Chosa, Toshinari Mikami, Keita Suzuki, Seiji Yokota, Miho Ibi, Masato Ohtsuka, Masayuki Taira, Takashi Yaegashi, Akira Ishisaki, Seiko Kyakumoto
Immunosuppressive/anti-inflammatory macrophage (Mφ), M2-Mφ that expressed the typical M2-Mφs marker, CD206, and anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin (IL)-10, is beneficial and expected tool for the cytotherapy against inflammatory diseases. Here, we demonstrated that bone marrow-derived lineage-positive (Lin+) blood cells proliferated and differentiated into M2-Mφs by cooperation with the bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) under hypoxic condition: MSCs not only promoted proliferation of undifferentiated M2-Mφs, pre-M2-Mφs, in the Lin+ fraction via a proliferative effect of the MSCs-secreted macrophage colony-stimulating factor, but also promoted M2-Mφ polarization of the pre-M2-Mφs through cell-to-cell contact with the pre-M2-Mφs...
July 13, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712846/reactive-astrocytes-promote-als-like-degeneration-and-intracellular-protein-aggregation-in-human-motor-neurons-by-disrupting-autophagy-through-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Pratibha Tripathi, Natalia Rodriguez-Muela, Joseph R Klim, A Sophie de Boer, Sahil Agrawal, Jackson Sandoe, Claudia S Lopes, Karolyn Sassi Ogliari, Luis A Williams, Matthew Shear, Lee L Rubin, Kevin Eggan, Qiao Zhou
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and rapidly progressing motor neuron disease. Astrocytic factors are known to contribute to motor neuron degeneration and death in ALS. However, the role of astrocyte in promoting motor neuron protein aggregation, a disease hallmark of ALS, remains largely unclear. Here, using culture models of human motor neurons and primary astrocytes of different genotypes (wild-type or SOD1 mutant) and reactive states (non-reactive or reactive), we show that reactive astrocytes, regardless of their genotypes, reduce motor neuron health and lead to moderate neuronal loss...
June 29, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712391/-hepatic-stellate-cells-inhibit-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-hepg2-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-activating-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Kai Fan, Rui Liao, Yuxiao Xie, Cong Peng, Chengyou Du
Objective To investigate the effects of γδ T cells co-cultured with human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) on the proliferation and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Methods Peripheral γδ T cells of healthy volunteers and HCC patients were separated and collected by density gradient centrifugation and flow cytometry. Transwell(TM) chambers were used to co-culture LX-2 cells and γδ T cells. The concentration of IFN-γ in γδ T cell supernatant was detected by ELISA. The proliferation of HepG2 cells was analyzed by CCK-8 assay, and the invasion ability of HepG2 cells was evaluated by Transwell(TM) chamber assay...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
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