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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150960/epithelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-fragments-and-signaling-in-primary-human-liver-cells
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Jörg C Gerlach, Hubert G Foka, Robert L Thompson, Bruno Gridelli, Eva Schmelzer
Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule (EpCAM), or CD326, is a trans-membrane glycoprotein expressed by multiple normal epithelia as well as carcinoma. Human hepatic stem cells and bile duct epithelium of the liver are EpCAM positive. In tumor cell lines, its intracellular domain can be released after cleavage of the extracellular domain. Within the cell nucleus it induces cell proliferation, but cleavage depends on cell contact. Fragments of various lengths have been described in tumor cells. Despite of its described important role in proliferation in tumor cells, there is not much known about the expression and role of EpCAM fragments in primary human liver cells...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150644/therapeutic-effects-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-overexpressing-dental-pulp-stem-cells-on-liver-cirrhosis-in-a-rat-model
#2
Xiao-Fang Cao, Shi-Zhu Jin, Liang Sun, Yuan-Bo Zhan, Feng Lin, Ying Li, Ying-Lian Zhou, Xiu-Mei Wang, Li Gao, Bin Zhang
Cirrhosis is the terminal stage of hepatic diseases and is prone to develop into hepatocyte carcinoma. Increasing evidence suggests that the transplantation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) may promote recovery from cirrhosis, but the key regulatory mechanisms involved remain to be determined. In this study, we overexpressed human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF) in primary rat DPSCs and evaluated the effects of HGF overexpression on the biological behaviors and therapeutic efficacy of grafted DPSCs in cirrhosis...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150621/pnpla3-variant-and-portal-periportal-histological-pattern-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress
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Guido Carpino, Daniele Pastori, Francesco Baratta, Diletta Overi, Giancarlo Labbadia, Licia Polimeni, Alessia Di Costanzo, Gaetano Pannitteri, Roberto Carnevale, Maria Del Ben, Marcello Arca, Francesco Violi, Francesco Angelico, Eugenio Gaudio
Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is influenced by predisposing genetic variations, dysmetabolism, systemic oxidative stress, and local cellular and molecular cross-talks. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) gene I148M variant is a known determinant of NAFLD. Aims were to evaluate whether PNPLA3 I148M variant was associated with a specific histological pattern, hepatic stem/progenitor cell (HpSC) niche activation and serum oxidative stress markers. Liver biopsies were obtained from 54 NAFLD patients...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147115/effects-of-aminoglycoside-antibiotics-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell-viability-during-differentiation-in-vitro
#4
Divya S Varghese, Shama Parween, Mustafa T Ardah, Bright Starling Emerald, Suraiya A Ansari
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are being used extensively in array of studies to understand different mechanisms such as early human embryogenesis, drug toxicity testing, disease modeling, and cell replacement therapy. The protocols for the directed differentiation of hESCs towards specific cell types often require long-term cell cultures. To avoid bacterial contamination, these protocols include addition of antibiotics such as pen-strep and gentamicin. Although aminoglycosides, streptomycin, and gentamicin have been shown to cause cytotoxicity in various animal models, the effect of these antibiotics on hESCs is not clear...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146706/the-clinical-and-laboratory-evaluation-of-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-and-the-importance-of-hepatic-and-spinal-cord-involvement-a-single-center-experience
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Burcin Beken, Selin Aytac, Gunay Balta, Baris Kuskonmaz, Duygu Uckan, Sule Unal, Mualla Cetin, Fatma Gumruk
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is an autosomal recessive, life-threatening condition characterized by defective immune response. A retrospective analysis was performed on 57 patients diagnosed with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis at Hacettepe University Pediatric Hematology Department. Mutation analysis was performed on 37 patients and of these; 11 had UNC13D, 10 had PRF1 and 3 had STX11 gene mutation. Of these patients 44% were found to have central nervous system involvement on admission and spinal cord involvement was also seen in 5 patients...
November 16, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145157/bmscs-derived-mir-223-containing-exosomes-contribute-to-liver-protection-in-experimental-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Lu Chen, Feng-Bin Lu, Da-Zhi Chen, Jin-Lu Wu, En-de Hu, Lan-Man Xu, Ming-Hua Zheng, Hui Li, Yu Huang, Xiao-Ya Jin, Yue-Wen Gong, Zhuo Lin, Xiao-Dong Wang, Yong-Ping Chen
Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease in the liver with potential to the development of liver fibrosis. Recent evidences suggest that bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) may exert its therapeutic activity through exosomes. Moreover, miR-223 is highly expressed in BMSCs and plays an important role in autoimmune diseases. Therefore, in this study, hepatoprotective role of BMSCs and miR-223 was investigated in both mice and hepatocytes. Liver antigen S100 was used to establish autoimmune hepatitis model in mice while LPS and ATP were used to establish cell injury model in hepatocyte...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138811/high-expression-of-mage-a9-contributes-to-stemness-and-malignancy-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Youping Wei, Yanqin Wang, Jing Gong, Lihua Rao, Zhiwei Wu, Teng Nie, Dongling Shi, Liming Zhang
MAGE-A9, a well-characterized cancer testis antigen (CTA), belongs to a member of melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family. In human malignancies, aberrant expression of MAGE genes correlated with poor clinical prognosis, increased tumor growth, metastases, and enrichment in stem cell populations of certain cancers. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to contribute to the major malignant phenotypes of liver cancer, including recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance. However, expression and potential role of MAGE-A9 in liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) still remain unclear...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133512/exosomes-from-adipose-derived-stem-cells-attenuate-adipose-inflammation-and-obesity-through-polarizing-m2-macrophages-and-beiging-in-white-adipose-tissues
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Hui Zhao, Qianwen Shang, Zhenzhen Pan, Yang Bai, Zequn Li, Huiying Zhang, Qiu Zhang, Chun Guo, Lining Zhang, Qun Wang
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) play critical roles in controlling obesity-associated inflammation and metabolic disorders. Exosomes from ADSCs exert protective effects in several diseases, but their roles in obesity and related pathological conditions remain unclear. Here we showed that treatment of obese mice with ADSC-derived exosomes facilitated their metabolic homeostasis including improved insulin sensitivity (27.8% improvement), reduced obesity and alleviated hepatic steatosis. ADSC-derived exosomes drove M2 macrophage polarization, inflammation reduction and beiging in white adipose tissues (WAT) of diet-induced obese mice...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131159/enhancing-the-precision-of-genetic-lineage-tracing-using-dual-recombinases
#9
Lingjuan He, Yan Li, Yi Li, Wenjuan Pu, Xiuzhen Huang, Xueying Tian, Yue Wang, Hui Zhang, Qiaozhen Liu, Libo Zhang, Huan Zhao, Juan Tang, Hongbin Ji, Dongqing Cai, Zhibo Han, Zhongchao Han, Yu Nie, Shengshou Hu, Qing-Dong Wang, Ruilin Sun, Jian Fei, Fengchao Wang, Ting Chen, Yan Yan, Hefeng Huang, William T Pu, Bin Zhou
The Cre-loxP recombination system is the most widely used technology for in vivo tracing of stem or progenitor cell lineages. The precision of this genetic system largely depends on the specificity of Cre recombinase expression in targeted stem or progenitor cells. However, Cre expression in nontargeted cell types can complicate the interpretation of lineage-tracing studies and has caused controversy in many previous studies. Here we describe a new genetic lineage tracing system that incorporates the Dre-rox recombination system to enhance the precision of conventional Cre-loxP-mediated lineage tracing...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128933/proven-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-due-to-aspergillus-sublatus-a-cryptic-species-of-a-nidulans
#10
Vanda Chrenkova, Vit Hubka, Petr Cetkovsky, Michal Kouba, Barbora Weinbergerova, Pavlina Lyskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Petr Hubacek
Invasive fungal disease represents one of the severe complications in haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We describe a case of a patient treated for relapse of chronic lymphoblastic leukaemia 6 years after HSCT. The patient was treated for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis but died 3 months later from multiple organ failures consisting of haemorrhagic necrotizing fungal pneumonia, refractory chronic hepatic graft versus host disease and cytomegalovirus hepatitis. Autopsy samples revealed histopathological evidence of fungal hyphae and an unusual Aspergillus nidulans-like species was isolated in pure culture...
November 11, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127519/neutrophil-biology-within-hepatic-environment
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REVIEW
Débora Moreira Alvarenga, Matheus Silvério Mattos, Alan Moreira Araújo, Maísa Mota Antunes, Gustavo Batista Menezes
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocyte in the human circulation. These short-lived cells are constantly produced from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) within the bone marrow from which they daily reach the blood and perform major roles in innate immunity. Neutrophils are the first cells to reach inflamed tissues and are armed with a plethora of enzymes that help both with their trafficking within tissues and the killing of pathogens. Damaged or infected organs are rapidly invaded by neutrophils. Their erroneous activation within parenchyma or the vasculature is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases including arthritis, colitis, sepsis, acute lung injury and liver failure...
November 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122677/inducible-knockdown-of-procollagen-i-protects-mice-from-liver-fibrosis-and-leads-to-dysregulated-matrix-genes-and-attenuated-inflammation
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Olena Molokanova, Kai Schönig, Shih-Yen Weng, Xiaoyu Wang, Matthias Bros, Mustafa Diken, Svetlana Ohngemach, Morten Karsdal, Dennis Strand, Alexei Nikolaev, Leonid Eshkind, Detlef Schuppan
Organ fibrosis is characterized by a chronic wound-healing response, with excess deposition of extracellular matrix components. Here, collagen type I represents the most abundant scar component and a primary target for antifibrotic therapies. Liver fibrosis can progress to cirrhosis and primary liver cancer, which are the major causes of liver related morbidity and mortality. However, a (pro-)collagen type I specific therapy remains difficult and its therapeutic abrogation may incur unwanted side effects. We therefore designed tetracycline-regulated procollagen alpha1(I) short hairpin (sh)RNA expressing mice that permit a highly efficient inducible knockdown of the procollagen alpha1(I) gene in activated (myo-)fibroblasts, to study the effect of induced procollagen type I deficiency...
November 6, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118330/molecular-spectrum-of-secretome-regulates-the-relative-hepatogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-bone-marrow-and-dental-tissue
#13
Ajay Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Vidya Rattan, Vivekananda Jha, Arnab Pal, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya
Liver regeneration is a spontaneous process that occurs after liver injury, but acute liver failure is a complex and fatal disease which is difficult to treat. Cell-based therapies are promising alternative therapeutic approach for liver failure and different cell sources have been tested in this regard. We investigated the comparative hepatogenic potential of human bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) with stem cells derived from human dental pulp (DPSC), apical papilla (SCAP) and follicle (DFSC) during this study...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116012/connexin-32-and-connexin-43-are-involved-in-lineage-restriction-of-hepatic-progenitor-cells-to-hepatocytes
#14
Haiyun Pei, Chao Zhai, Huilin Li, Fang Yan, Jinhua Qin, Hongfeng Yuan, Rui Zhang, Shuyong Wang, Wencheng Zhang, Mingyang Chang, Yunfang Wang, Xuetao Pei
BACKGROUND: Bi-potential hepatic progenitor cells can give rise to both hepatocytes and cholangiocytes, which is the last phase and critical juncture in terms of sequentially hepatic lineage restriction from any kind of stem cells. If their differentiation can be controlled, it might access to functional hepatocytes to develop pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as cell therapies for end-stage liver diseases. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the influence of Cx32 and Cx43 on hepatocyte differentiation of WB-F344 cells by in vitro gain and loss of function analyses...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115453/in%C3%A2-vivo-monitoring-of-magnetically-labeled-mesenchymal-stem-cells-homing-to-rabbit-hepatic-vx2-tumors-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#15
Yong Qin, Lisha Zhuo, Jinhua Cai, Xiaoya He, Bo Liu, Chuan Feng, Lin Zhang
Although mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated to possess a tumor‑homing feature, their tropism to liver tumors has not been delineated in a visible manner. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the tumor‑homing capacity of MSCs and to investigate the spatial and temporal distributions of MSCs in liver tumors using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MSCs were colabeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles and 4',6‑diamidino‑2‑phenylindole (DAPI), and then transplanted into rabbits with VX2 liver tumors through intravenous injections...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113427/-clinical-application-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-treatment-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-and-related-research-advances
#16
L Y Feng, D Z Zhang
Acute-on-chronic liver failure is a syndrome characterized by acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis, organ failure, and high mortality. Clinical treatment of acute-on-chronic liver failure included comprehensive medical treatment, artificial liver support system, and liver transplantation, but such methods have their own shortcomings and patients tend to have a poor prognosis. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), as a new type of cell therapy, have wide sources and are easy to extract and culture. Many studies have shown that MSC treatment not only helps to achieve a high survival rate, but also has good tolerability and safety; therefore, the clinical value of MSCs has become a hot research topic...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110545/serum-from-ccl4-induced-acute-rat-injury-model-induces-differentiation-of-adscs-towards-hepatic-cells-and-reduces-liver-fibrosis
#17
Maria Tayyab Baig, Gibran Ali, Sana Javaid Awan, Umara Shehzad, Azra Mehmood, Sadia Mohsin, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin
Cellular therapies hold promise to alleviate liver diseases. This study explored the potential of allogenic serum isolated from rat with acute CCl4 injury to differentiate adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) towards hepatic lineage. Acute liver injury was induced by CCl4 which caused significant increase in serum levels of VEGF, SDF1α and EGF. ADSCs were preconditioned with 3% serum isolated from normal and acute liver injury models. ADSCs showed enhanced expression of hepatic markers (AFP, albumin, CK8 and CK19)...
November 7, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107739/comparative-restoration-of-acute-liver-failure-by-menstrual-blood-stem-cells-compared-with-bone-marrow-stem-cells-in-mice-model
#18
Mina Fathi-Kazerooni, Gholamreza Tavoosidana, Masoud Taghizadeh-Jahed, Sayeh Khanjani, Hananeh Golshahi, Caroline E Gargett, Haleh Edalatkhah, Somaieh Kazemnejad
BACKGROUND AIMS: The application of menstrual blood stem cells (MenSCs) in regenerative medicine is gaining increasing attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of MenSCs compared with bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) in an animal model of CCl4-induced acute hepatic failure. METHODS: Injured Balb/C mice were divided into multiple groups and received MenSCs, BMSCs or hepatocyte progenitor-like (HPL) cells derived from these cells...
October 26, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107021/historical-perspectives-and-advances-in-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-research-for-the-treatment-of-liver-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Chien-Wei Lee, Yu-Fan Chen, Hao-Hsiang Wu, Oscar K Lee
Liver transplantation is the only effective therapy for patients with decompensated cirrhosis and fulminant liver failure. However, due to a shortage of donor livers and complications associated with immune suppression, there is an urgent need for new therapeutic strategies for patients with end-stage liver diseases. Given their unique function in self-renewal and differentiation potential, stem cells might be used to regenerate damaged liver tissue. Recent studies have shown that stem cell-based therapies can improve liver function in a mouse model of hepatic failure...
October 26, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104943/the-fountain-of-youth-a-tale-of-parabiosis-stem-cells-and-rejuvenation
#20
Massimo Conese, Annalucia Carbone, Elisa Beccia, Antonella Angiolillo
Transfusion (or drinking) of blood or of its components has been thought as a rejuvenation method since ancient times. Parabiosis, the procedure of joining two animals so that they share each others blood circulation, has revitalized the concept of blood as a putative drug. Since 2005, a number of papers have reported the anti-ageing effect of heterochronic parabiosis, which is joining an aged mouse to a young partner. The hallmark of aging is the decline of regenerative properties in most tissues, partially attributed to impaired function of stem and progenitor cells...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
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