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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053443/enhancement-of-intercellular-electrical-synchronization-by-conductive-materials-in-cardiac-tissue-engineering
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Yu Wu, Liang Guo
OBJECTIVE: cardiac tissue regeneration for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases has been of great research interest. Under the hypothesis that electrical synchronization of cardiac cells can be aided by conductive materials, electrically conductive scaffolds have been frequently used to improve cardiac tissue regeneration. However, theoretical analysis is presently absent in examining the underlying mechanism and rationally guiding the design of these conductive scaffolds. METHODS: here, equivalent-circuit models are proposed, in which two adjacent groups of cardiomyocytes are grown either on a bulk conductive substrate or around conductive nanostructures...
October 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051551/reducing-sarcolipin-expression-mitigates-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-associated-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
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Antanina Voit, Vishwendra Patel, Ronald Pachon, Vikas Shah, Mohammad Bakhutma, Erik Kohlbrenner, Joseph J McArdle, Louis J Dell'Italia, Jerry R Mendell, Lai-Hua Xie, Roger J Hajjar, Dongsheng Duan, Diego Fraidenraich, Gopal J Babu
Sarcolipin (SLN) is an inhibitor of the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA) and is abnormally elevated in the muscle of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients and animal models. Here we show that reducing SLN levels ameliorates dystrophic pathology in the severe dystrophin/utrophin double mutant (mdx:utr (-/-)) mouse model of DMD. Germline inactivation of one allele of the SLN gene normalizes SLN expression, restores SERCA function, mitigates skeletal muscle and cardiac pathology, improves muscle regeneration, and extends the lifespan...
October 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049714/unlocking-the-secrets-to-regenerating-cardiac-tissue-an-update
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Olga N Kislitsina, Amiran S Revishvili, James L Cox
The use of extracellular matrix has evolved into a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of valve disease and heart failure. Both biomechanical and biochemical signals for tissue remodelling require the presence of the extracellular matrix to recognize the remodelling signals and transfer them to the host stem cells. The extracellular matrix is the key to delivering these signals to the immigrated stem cells, and it also serves as a 'stem cell scaffold' making the possibility of regenerating new cardiac tissue a reality...
August 24, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044850/mesenchymal-stem-cells-therapy-a-promising-cell-based-therapy-for-treatment-of-myocardial-infraction
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REVIEW
Ayman El Sayed Shafei, Mahmoud Ahmed Ali, Hazem G Ghanem, Ahmed I Shehata, Ahmed A Abdelgawad, Hossam R Handal, Kareem A Talaat, Ahmed E Ashaal, Amal S El-Shal
AIM: For decades, mesenchymal stem (MSCs) cells had been used for cardiovascular diseases as regenerative therapy. This review is an attempt to summarize the types of MSCs involved in MI therapy, its possible mechanisms effects especially paracrine one in MI focusing on the studies (human and animal) conducted in the last 10 years. DISCUSSION: Recently, reports showed that MSC therapy could have infarct-limiting effects after myocardial infarction (MI) in both experimental and clinical trials...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044498/emerging-therapies-for-congestive-heart-failure
#5
Thomas J Povsic
The treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease has improved remarkably over the last several decades; however, the outlook for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction remains bleak. Current drug therapies target the neurohormonal activation that accompanies congestive heart failure, but do not address the fundamental pathology inherent in this condition-the loss of contractile capacity. Stem cell therapies offer the possibility of rectifying this deficiency and normalizing left ventricular dimensions and cardiac performance by regenerating novel contractile tissue thereby reversing the negative remodeling which portends progressive left ventricular dysfunction, worsening symptoms, and ultimately cardiogenic shock...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024427/combined-liver-kidney-perfusion-enhances-protective-effects-of-normothermic-perfusion-on-livers-grafts-from-donation-after-cardiac-death
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Xiaoshun He, Fei Ji, Zhiheng Zhang, Yunhua Tang, Lu Yang, Shanzhou Huang, Wenwen Li, Qiao Su, Wei Xiong, Zebin Zhu, Linhe Wang, Lei Lv, Jiyou Yao, Linan Zhang, Longjuan Zhang, Zhiyong Guo
It has been showed that combined liver-kidney normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is able to better maintain the circuit's biochemical milieu. Nevertheless, whether the combined perfusion is superior to liver perfusion alone in protecting livers from donation after cardiac death (DCD) is unclear. We aimed to test the hypothesis and explored the mechanisms. Livers from 15 DCD pig donors were subjected to either static cold storage group (Group A), liver alone NMP group (Group B), or combined liver-kidney NMP group (Group C)...
October 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022261/the-non-cardiomyocyte-cells-of-the-heart-their-possible-roles-in-exercise-induced-cardiac-regeneration-and-remodeling
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Ivan Varga, Jan Kyselovič, Paulina Galfiova, Lubos Danisovic
The non-cardiomyocyte cellular microenvironment of the heart includes diverse types of cells of mesenchymal origin. During development, the majority of these cells derive from the epicardium, while a subset derives from the endothelium/endocardium and neural crest derived mesenchyme. This subset includes cardiac fibroblasts and telocytes, the latter of which are a controversial type of "connecting cell" that support resident cardiac progenitors in the postnatal heart. Smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and endothelial cells are also present, in addition to adipocytes, which accumulate as epicardial adipose connective tissue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022259/formation-of-new-cardiomyocytes-in-exercise
#8
Liang Shen, Hui Wang, Yihua Bei, Dragos Cretoiu, Sanda Maria Cretoiu, Junjie Xiao
Heart failure is a life-threatening disorder associated with the loss of cardiomyocytes. The heart has some endogenous although limited regenerative capacity, thus enhancing cardiac regeneration or stimulating endogenous repair mechanism after cardiac injury is of great interest. The benefits of exercise in heart diseases have been recognized for centuries. Besides the promotion of a favorable cardiac function, exercise is also associated with new cardiomyocytes formation. Exercise may lead to cardiomyocytes renewal from pre-existing cardiomyocytes proliferation or cardiac stem/progenitor cells differentiation...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019577/influence-of-the-colon-in-liver-regeneration-of-rats-submitted-to-hepatectomy-and-colectomy
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Marília Carvalho Moreira, Ítalo Medeiros Azevedo, Cláudia Nunes Oliveira, Aldo da Cunha Medeiros
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate whether colectomy, associated with 70% hepatectomy, influences liver regeneration in rats. METHODS: we distributed 18 Wistar rats in three groups of six animals each. In group I (sham), we performed laparotomy; In group II, colectomy + 70% hepatectomy; In group III, only 70% hepatectomy. On the 6th postoperative day, we collected blood by cardiac puncture under anesthesia, followed by euthanasia. We performed serum dosages of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), albumin and alkaline phosphatase (AF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor-α (TGF-α)...
September 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018036/ccnd2-overexpression-enhances-the-regenerative-potency-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-remuscularization-of-injured-ventricle
#10
Wuqiang Zhu, Meng Zhao, Saidulu Mattapally, Sifeng Chen, Jianyi Zhang
Rationale: The effectiveness of transplanted, human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) for treatment of ischemic myocardial injury is limited by the exceptionally low engraftment rate. Objective: To determine whether overexpression of the cell-cycle activator CCND2 in hiPSC-CMs can increase the graft size and improve myocardial recovery in a mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI) by increasing the proliferation of grafted cells. Methods and Results: Human CCND2 was delivered to hiPSCs via lenti-viral mediated gene transfection...
October 10, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985522/mononuclear-diploidy-at-the-heart-of-cardiomyocyte-proliferation
#11
Paula A da Costa Martins
Reporting in Nature Genetics, Patterson et al. (2017) show that adult mammalian hearts possess an innate capacity to regenerate, which depends on a small population of mononuclear diploid cardiomyocytes. These cells undergo karyokinesis and cytokinesis, raising the possibility that endogenous cardiac muscle cells can be stimulated to proliferate for myocardial repair.
October 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979901/approaches-to-augment-vascularisation-and-regeneration-of-the-adult-heart-via-the-reactivated-epicardium
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REVIEW
Owen J Duffey, Nicola Smart
Survival rates following myocardial infarction have increased in recent years but current treatments for post-infarction recovery are inadequate and cannot induce regeneration of damaged hearts. Regenerative medicine could provide disease-reversing treatments by harnessing modern concepts in cell and developmental biology. A recently-established paradigm in regenerative medicine is that regeneration of a tissue can be achieved by reactivation of the coordinated developmental processes that originally formed the tissue...
December 30, 2016: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977304/children-with-multiple-congenital-defects-what-are-the-limits-between-therapeutic-obstinacy-and-the-treatment-of-uncertain-benefit
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Patricia Souza Valle Cardoso Pastura, Marcelo Gerardin Poirot Land
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic approach of children with multiple malformations poses many dilemmas, making it difficult to build a line between the treatment of uncertain benefit and therapeutic obstinacy. The aim of this paper was to highlight possible sources of uncertainty in the decision-making process, for this group of children. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 11-month-old boy, born with multiple birth defects and abandoned by his parents, has never been discharged home. He has complex congenital heart disease, main left bronchus stenosis and imperforate anus...
January 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974782/nkx2-5-%C3%A2-cardiomyoblasts-contribute-to-cardiomyogenesis-in-the-neonatal-heart
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Vahid Serpooshan, Yuan-Hung Liu, Jan W Buikema, Francisco X Galdos, Orlando Chirikian, Sharon Paige, Sneha Venkatraman, Anusha Kumar, David R Rawnsley, Xiaojing Huang, Daniël A Pijnappels, Sean M Wu
During normal lifespan, the mammalian heart undergoes limited renewal of cardiomyocytes. While the exact mechanism for this renewal remains unclear, two possibilities have been proposed: differentiated myocyte replication and progenitor/immature cell differentiation. This study aimed to characterize a population of cardiomyocyte precursors in the neonatal heart and to determine their requirement for cardiac development. By tracking the expression of an embryonic Nkx2.5 cardiac enhancer, we identified cardiomyoblasts capable of differentiation into striated cardiomyocytes in vitro...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974554/thyroid-and-glucocorticoid-hormones-promote-functional-t-tubule-development-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Shan S Parikh, Daniel J Blackwell, Nieves Gomez-Hurtado, Michael Frisk, Lili Wang, Kyungsoo Kim, Christen P Dahl, Arnt E Fiane, Theis Tønnessen, Dmytro O Kryshtal, William E Louch, Bjorn C Knollmann
Rationale: Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are increasingly being used for modeling heart disease and are under development for regeneration of the injured heart. However, incomplete structural and functional maturation of hiPSC-CM including lack of t-tubules, immature excitation-contraction (EC) coupling, and inefficient Ca-induced Ca release (CICR) remain major limitations. Objective: Thyroid and glucocorticoid hormones are critical for heart maturation. We hypothesized that their addition to standard protocols would promote t-tubule development and mature EC coupling of hiPSC-CM when cultured on extracellular matrix with physiological stiffness (Matrigel mattress)...
October 2, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969536/progress-of-stem-cell-transplantation-for-treating-myocardial-infarction
#16
Zhi Chen, Chunyu Zeng, Wei Eric Wang
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal treatment, myocardial infarction (MI) remains a major cause of death worldwide. Stem cell transplantation, as a promising therapy hoping to improve myocardial function and generate new myocardium, has been intensely studied for treating MI. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the recent advance of stem cell transplantation for treating MI in clinical trials and in preclinical studies. RESULTS: Several types of adult stem cells have been applied to clinical trials and exerted beneficial effects against MI...
September 26, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968964/preclinical-testing-of-the-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-tideglusib-for-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Narendra Bharathy, Matthew N Svalina, Teagan P Settelmeyer, Megan M Cleary, Noah E Berlow, Susan D Airhart, Sunny Xiang, James Keck, James B Hayden, Jack F Shern, Atiya Mansoor, Melvin Lathara, Ganapati Srinivasa, David M Langenau, Charles Keller
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common childhood soft tissue sarcoma. RMS often arise from myogenic precursors and displays a poorly differentiated skeletal muscle phenotype most closely resembling regenerating muscle. GSK3β is a ubiquitously expressed serine-threonine kinase capable of repressing the terminal myogenic differentiation program in cardiac and skeletal muscle. Recent unbiased chemical screening efforts have prioritized GSK3β inhibitors as inducers of myodifferentiation in RMS, suggesting efficacy as single agents in suppressing growth and promoting self-renewal in zebrafish transgenic embryonal RMS (eRMS) models in vivo...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962867/ginsenoside-re-prevents-angiotensin-ii-induced-gap-junction-remodeling-by-activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-isolated-beating-rat-atria
#18
Bo Zhang, Xun Cui, Hong-Hua Jin, Lan Hong, Xia Liu, Xiang Li, Qing-Gao Zhang, Li-Ping Liu
AIMS: Ginsenoside Re (G-Re), a major ginsenoside in ginseng, has many beneficial pharmacological effects on negative cardiac contractility, electromechanical alternans, antiarrhythmia, angiogenic regeneration and cardiac electrophysiological function. However, effects of G-Re on gap-junction remodeling are unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of G-Re on angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced downregulation of connexin-40 (CX40) and -43 (CX43) in beating rat left atria...
September 26, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961998/human-parvovirus-b19-b19v-up-regulates-cxcr4-surface-expression-of-circulating-angiogenic-cells-implications-for-cardiac-ischemia-in-b19v-cardiomyopathy
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Caroline Schmidt-Lucke, Thomas Zobel, Felicitas Escher, Carsten Tschöpe, Dirk Lassner, Uwe Kühl, Knut Gubbe, Hans-Dieter Volk, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss
Background: Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection and damage of circulating angiogenic cells (CAC) results in dysfunctional endogenous vascular repair (DEVR) with secondary end-organ damage. Trafficking of CAC is regulated by SDF-1α and the respective receptor CXCR4. We thus tested the hypothesis of a deregulated CXCR4/SDF-1α axis in symptomatic B19V-cardiomyopathy. Methods: CAC were infected in vitro with B19V and transfected with B19V-components. Read-out were: CXCR4-expression and migratory capacity at increasing doses of SDF-1α...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954220/comparative-gene-expression-analyses-reveal-distinct-molecular-signatures-between-differentially-reprogrammed-cardiomyocytes
#20
Yang Zhou, Li Wang, Ziqing Liu, Sahar Alimohamadi, Chaoying Yin, Jiandong Liu, Li Qian
Cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC-CMs) or directly reprogrammed from non-myocytes (induced cardiomyocytes [iCMs]) are promising sources for heart regeneration or disease modeling. However, the similarities and differences between iPSC-CMs and iCMs are still unknown. Here, we performed transcriptome analyses of beating iPSC-CMs and iCMs generated from cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) of the same origin. Although both iPSC-CMs and iCMs establish CM-like molecular features globally, iPSC-CMs exhibit a relatively hyperdynamic epigenetic status, whereas iCMs exhibit a maturation status that more closely resembles that of adult CMs...
September 26, 2017: Cell Reports
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