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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784961/sarcodon-imbricatus-polysaccharides-improve-mouse-hematopoietic-function-after-cyclophosphamide-induced-damage-via-g-csf-mediated-jak2-stat3-pathway
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Xue Wang, Qiubo Chu, Xue Jiang, Yue Yu, Libian Wang, Yaqi Cui, Jiahui Lu, Lirong Teng, Di Wang
Sarcodon imbricatus, a rare medicinal and edible fungus, has various pharmacological bioactivities. We investigated the effects of S. imbricatus polysaccharides (SIPS) on hematopoietic function and identified the underlying mechanisms using in vitro experiments with CHRF, K562, and bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) and in vivo experiments with a mouse model of cyclophosphamide-induced hematopoietic dysfunction. We found that SIPS induced proliferation and differentiation of CHRF and K562 cells and upregulated the expression of hematopoietic-related proteins, including p90 ribosomal S6 kinases (RSK1p90), c-Myc, and ETS transcription factor, in the two cell lines...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774067/estrogen-receptors-orchestrate-cell-growth-and-differentiation-to-facilitate-liver-regeneration
#2
Ta-Lun Kao, Yu-Ping Kuan, Wei-Chung Cheng, Wei-Chun Chang, Long-Bin Jeng, Shuyuan Yeh, Wen-Lung Ma
Background and Aims: Improving liver regeneration (LR) capacity and thereby liver function reserve is a critical bridging strategy for managing liver failure patients. Since estrogen signaling may participate in LR, our aim was to characterize the roles of ERα and ERβ in LR. Methods: LR capacity and estradiol levels following 2/3rd partial hepatectomy (PHx) were compared in ERα-KO or ERβ-KO vs. wildtype mice. The ERα- or ERβ-related transcriptome and interactome were analyzed from regenerating livers, and then bioinformatics was used for pathway discovery and analysis of interactome-transcriptome relationships...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769669/diverse-mechanisms-for-endogenous-regeneration-and-repair-in-mammalian-organs
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REVIEW
James M Wells, Fiona M Watt
Mammalian organs comprise an extraordinary diversity of cell and tissue types. Regenerative organs, such as the skin and gastrointestinal tract, use resident stem cells to maintain tissue function. Organs with a lower cellular turnover, such as the liver and lungs, mostly rely on proliferation of committed progenitor cells. In many organs, injury reveals the plasticity of both resident stem cells and differentiated cells. The ability of resident cells to maintain and repair organs diminishes with age, whereas, paradoxically, the risk of cancer increases...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768476/treatment-with-specific-soluble-factors-promotes-the-functional-maturation-of-transcription-factor-mediated-pancreatic-transdifferentiated-cells
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Hiroaki Motoyama, Akira Kobayashi, Takahide Yokoyama, Akira Shimizu, Hiroshi Sakai, Tsuyoshi Notake, Kentaro Fukushima, Shin-Ichi Miyagawa
Pancreatic lineage-specific transcription factors (TFs) display instructive roles in converting adult cells to endocrine pancreatic cells through a process known as transdifferentiation. However, little is known about potential factors capable of accelerating transdifferentiation following transduction to achieve the functional maturation of transdifferentiated cells. In this study, we demonstrated, using adult liver-derived progenitor cells, that soluble factors utilized in pancreatic differentiation protocols of pluripotent stem cells promote functional maturation of TFs-mediated transdifferentiated cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755107/kai1-cd82-genetically-engineered-endothelial-progenitor-cells-inhibit-metastasis-of-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-a-mouse-model
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Gengming Wang, Lei Zhang, Yan Zhou, Qian Sun, Hongbo Xu, Feng Cai, Ping Xiang, Zhendong Chen, Hao Jiang
BACKGROUND Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are regarded as promising targeted vectors for delivering therapeutic genes or agents in cancer therapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of intravenously administered KAI1/CD82 genetically transduced EPCs in the tumorigenesis and metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS EPCs were isolated from human umbilical cord blood, expanded in culture, and stably transduced with lentiviral vectors expressing KAI1/CD82. The KAI1/CD82 EPCs were injected intravenously into nude mice bearing human NPC xenografts...
May 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751359/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-as-a-key-regulator-of-liver-progenitor-cells-in-ddc-induced-cholestatic-liver-injury
#6
Annalisa Addante, Cesáreo Roncero, Laura Almalé, Nerea Lazcanoiturburu, María García-Álvaro, Margarita Fernández, Julián Sanz, Seddik Hammad, Zeribe Chike Nwosu, Se-Jin Lee, Isabel Fabregat, Steven Dooley, Peter Ten Dijke, Blanca Herrera, Aránzazu Sánchez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) interferes with liver regeneration upon acute injury, while promoting fibrosis upon carbon tetrachloride-induced chronic injury. We have now addressed the role of BMP9 in 3,5 diethoxicarbonyl-1,4 dihydrocollidine (DDC)-induced cholestatic liver injury, a model of liver regeneration mediated by hepatic progenitor cell (known as oval cell), exemplified as ductular reaction and oval cell expansion. METHODS: WT and BMP9KO mice were submitted to DDC diet...
May 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749381/effect-of-bmi1-over-expression-on-gene-expression-in-adult-and-embryonic-murine-neural-stem-cells
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Mythily Ganapathi, Nathan C Boles, Carol Charniga, Steven Lotz, Melissa Campbell, Sally Temple, Randall H Morse
The ability of isolated neural stem cells (NSCs) to proliferate as neurospheres is indicative of their competence as stem cells, and depends critically on the polycomb group (PcG) member Bmi1: knockdown of Bmi1 results in defective proliferation and self-renewal of isolated NSCs, whereas overexpression of Bmi1 enhances these properties. Here we report genome-wide changes in gene expression in embryonic and adult NSCs (eNSCs and aNSCs) caused by overexpression of Bmi1. We find that genes whose expression is altered by perturbations in Bmi1 levels in NSCs are mostly distinct from those affected in other multipotent stem/progenitor cells, such as those from liver and lung, aside from a small core of common targets that is enriched for genes associated with cell migration and mobility...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741464/immunohistochemical-characterisation-of-the-hepatic-stem-cell-niche-in-feline-hepatic-lipidosis-a-preliminary-morphological-study
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Chiara Valtolina, Joris H Robben, Robert P Favier, Jan Rothuizen, Guy Cm Grinwis, Baukje A Schotanus, Louis C Penning
Objectives The aim of this study was to describe the cellular and stromal components of the hepatic progenitor cell niche in feline hepatic lipidosis (FHL). Methods Immunohistochemical staining for the progenitor/bile duct marker (K19), activated Kupffer cells (MAC387), myofibroblasts (alpha-smooth muscle actin [α-SMA]) and the extracellular matrix component laminin were used on seven liver biopsies of cats with FHL and three healthy cats. Double immunofluorescence stainings were performed to investigate co-localisation of different cell types in the hepatic progenitor cell (HPC) niche...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739800/loss-of-the-liver-x-receptors-disrupts-the-balance-of-hematopoietic-populations-with-detrimental-effects-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#9
Adil Rasheed, Ricky Tsai, Carolyn L Cummins
BACKGROUND: The liver X receptors (LXRs; α/β) are nuclear receptors known to regulate cholesterol homeostasis and the production of select hematopoietic populations. The objective of this study was to determine the importance of LXRs and a high-fat high-cholesterol diet on global hematopoiesis, with special emphasis on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), a vasoreparative cell type that is derived from bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Wild-type and LXR double-knockout ( Lxr αβ -/- ) mice were fed a Western diet (WD) to increase plasma cholesterol levels...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735529/global-loss-of-leucine-carboxyl-methyltransferase-1-causes-severe-defects-in-fetal-liver-hematopoiesis
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Jocelyn A Lee, Zhengqi Wang, Danielle Sambo, Kevin D Bunting, David C Pallas
Leucine Carboxyl Methyltransferase-1 (LCMT-1)3 methylates the carboxy-terminal leucine α-carboxyl group of the catalytic subunits of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) subfamily of protein phosphatases, PP2Ac, PP4c, and PP6c. LCMT-1 differentially regulates the formation and function of a subset of the heterotrimeric complexes that PP2A and PP4 form with their regulatory subunits. Global LCMT-1 knockout causes embryonic lethality in mice, but LCMT-1 function in development is unknown. In the current study, we analyzed the effects of global LCMT-1 loss on embryonic development...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732993/endothelial-progenitor-cells-as-molecular-targets-in-vascular-senescence-and-repair
#11
Divya Rana, Saurabh Sharma
Endothelial progenitor cells are circulating blood cells derived from various sources like bone marrow, spleen, umbilical cord, liver, kidney and other sources that play a vital role in the regeneration of endothelial lining of blood vessels and wound repair. There are two types of EPCs, early EPCs and late EPCs. EPCs are believed to originate from hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells. The mobilization of progenitor cells from bone marrow to the peripheral circulation is highly regulated under both normal physiological conditions and stress...
May 1, 2018: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728912/effect-of-cryopreservation-on-the-appearance-and-liver-function-of-hepatocyte-like-cells-in-cultures-of-cirrhotic-liver-of-biliary-atresia
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Taisuke Yamazaki, Shin Enosawa, Takayoshi Tokiwa
Previously, we reported that non-parenchymal cell (NPC) fractions from cirrhotic liver of biliary atresia (BA) may contain stem/progenitor cells, and clusters of hepatocyte-like cells appear via hepatocyte growth factor/c-Met signaling in primary cultures of NPCs. BA is a rare and serious liver disease, and procurement of BA cells is difficult. Therefore, cryopreservation of BA liver cells is an unavoidable challenge. In this study, we examined the appearance and liver function of hepatocyte-like cells in cultures of BA liver-derived NPC fractions after cryopreservation for 1 or 6 mo using a chemically defined cryopreservation solution, STEM-CELLBANKER...
May 4, 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728440/peripheral-pdgfr%C3%AE-gp38-mesenchymal-cells-support-the-differentiation-of-fetal-liver-derived-ilc2
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Satoshi Koga, Katsuto Hozumi, Ken-Ichi Hirano, Masaki Yazawa, Tommy Terooatea, Aki Minoda, Takashi Nagasawa, Shigeo Koyasu, Kazuyo Moro
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are derived from common lymphoid progenitors (CLPs) via several specific precursors, and the transcription factors essential for ILC2 differentiation have been extensively studied. However, the external factors regulating commitment to the ILC lineage as well as the sites and stromal cells that constitute the optimal microenvironment for ILC2-specific differentiation are not fully defined. In this study, we demonstrate that three key external factors, the concentration of interleukin 7 (IL-7) and strength and duration of Notch signaling, coordinately determine the fate of CLP toward the T, B, or ILC lineage...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712758/microrna-33-regulates-the-population-of-peripheral-inflammatory-ly6c-high-monocytes-through-dual-pathways
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Osamu Baba, Takahiro Horie, Tetsushi Nakao, Daihiko Hakuno, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Hitoo Nishi, Yasuhide Kuwabara, Masataka Nishiga, Tomohiro Nishino, Yuya Ide, Fumiko Nakazeki, Satoshi Koyama, Masahiro Kimura, Ritsuko Hanada, Masahiro Kawahara, Takeshi Kimura, Koh Ono
MicroRNA (miR)-33 targets ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), and its deficiency increases serum HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) and ameliorates atherosclerosis. Although we previously reported that miR-33 deficiency increased peripheral Ly6Chigh monocytes on ApoE-deficient background, the effect of miR-33 on monocyte population is not fully elucidated especially on wild-type (WT) background.We found that Ly6Chigh monocytes in miR-33-/- mice were decreased in peripheral blood and increased in bone marrow (BM)...
April 30, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712634/enhanced-phosphocholine-metabolism-is-essential-for-terminal-erythropoiesis
#15
Nai-Jia Huang, Ying-Cing Lin, Chung-Yueh Lin, Novalia Pishesha, Caroline A Lewis, Elizaveta Freinkman, Colin Farquharson, José Luis Millán, Harvey Lodish
Red cells contain a unique constellation of membrane lipids. While much is known about regulated protein expression, the regulation of lipid metabolism during erythropoiesis is poorly studied. Here we show that transcription of PHOSPHO1, a phosphoethanolamine and phosphocholine phosphatase that mediates the hydrolysis of phosphocholine to choline, is strongly upregulated during the terminal stages of erythropoiesis of both human and mouse erythropoiesis, concomitant with increased catabolism of phosphatidylcholine and phosphocholine as shown by global lipidomic analyses of mouse and human terminal erythropoiesis...
April 30, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701195/-yap-taz-regulates-multiple-signal-pathways-in-the-genesis-and-development-of-hepatic-fibrosis
#16
Huozhen Pan, Ming Liao, Pengshu Song
Hepatic fibrosis is a repair response to liver injury, and hepatic stellate cell activation is the center of hepatic fibrosis, which involves Hippo, Notch, Wnt/β-catenin, and TGF-β/Smad signaling pathways. YAP/TAZ is an important nucleus factor for Hippo tumor suppressor pathway and its activity is the key to the growth of whole organs, cell proliferation, and specific amplification of progenitor cells in the process of tissue renewal and regeneration. As the hub of signaling pathways, such as Hippo, Notch, Wnt/β-catenin, TGF-β/Smad signaling, YAP/TAZ regulates the genesis and development of liver fibrosis...
March 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695258/cells-responsible-for-liver-mass-regeneration-in-rats-with-2-acetylaminofluorene-partial-hepatectomy-injury
#17
Chin-Sung Chien, Ya-Hui Chen, Hui-Ling Chen, Chiu-Ping Wang, Shang-Hsin Wu, Shu-Li Ho, Wen-Cheng Huang, Chun-Hsien Yu, Mei-Hwei Chang
BACKGROUND: Whether hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs)/oval cells regenerate liver mass upon chronic liver injury is controversial in mice and has not been conclusively proven in humans and rats. In this study, we examined which cell type-hepatocytes or oval cells-mediates liver regeneration in the classic rat 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF)/partial hepatectomy (PH) injury where AAF reversibly blocks hepatocyte proliferation, thereby inducing oval cell expansion after the regenerative stimulus of PH...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691598/hepatocyte-transplantation-and-advancements-in-alternative-cell-sources-for-liver-based-regenerative-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Charlotte A Lee, Siddharth Sinha, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
Human hepatocyte transplantation has been actively perused as an alternative to liver replacement for acute liver failure and liver-based metabolic defects. Current challenges in this field include a limited cell source, reduced cell viability following cryopreservation and poor engraftment of cells into the recipient liver with consequent limited life span. As a result, alternative stem cell sources such as pluripotent stem cells, fibroblasts, hepatic progenitor cells, amniotic epithelial cells and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) can be used to generate induced hepatocyte like cells (HLC) with each technique exhibiting advantages and disadvantages...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690953/stat3-regulates-liver-progenitor-cell-driven-liver-regeneration-in-zebrafish
#19
Mehwish Khaliq, Sungjin Ko, Yinzi Liu, Hualin Wang, Yonghua Sun, Lila Solnica-Kreze, Donghun Shin
After liver injury, regeneration manifests as either (1) hepatocytes proliferating to restore the lost hepatocyte massor (2) if hepatocyte proliferation is compromised, biliary epithelial cells (BECs) dedifferentiating into liver progenitor cells (LPCs), which subsequently differentiate into hepatocytes. Following pharmacogenetic ablation of hepatocytes in Tg(fabp10a:CFP-NTR) zebrafish, resulting in severe liver injury, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) and its target gene and negative regulator, socs3a , were upregulated in regenerating livers...
April 24, 2018: Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686621/pravastatin-protects-against-avascular-necrosis-of-femoral-head-via-autophagy
#20
Yun Liao, Ping Zhang, Bo Yuan, Ling Li, Shisan Bao
Autophagy serves as a stress response and may contribute to the pathogenesis of avascular necrosis of the femoral head induced by steroids. Statins promote angiogenesis and ameliorate endothelial functions through apoptosis inhibition and necrosis of endothelial progenitor cells, however the process used by statins to modulate autophagy in avascular necrosis of the femoral head remains unclear. This manuscript determines whether pravastatin protects against dexamethasone-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head by activating endothelial progenitor cell autophagy...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
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