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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211642/biomechanical-strain-exacerbates-inflammation-on-a-progeria-on-a-chip-model
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João Ribas, Yu Shrike Zhang, Patrícia R Pitrez, Jeroen Leijten, Mario Miscuglio, Jeroen Rouwkema, Mehmet Remzi Dokmeci, Xavier Nissan, Lino Ferreira, Ali Khademhosseini
Organ-on-a-chip platforms seek to recapitulate the complex microenvironment of human organs using miniaturized microfluidic devices. Besides modeling healthy organs, these devices have been used to model diseases, yielding new insights into pathophysiology. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a premature aging disease showing accelerated vascular aging, leading to the death of patients due to cardiovascular diseases. HGPS targets primarily vascular cells, which reside in mechanically active tissues...
February 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207194/clinical-outcomes-of-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-based-on-tumor-etiology
#2
Carol H Yan, Jason G Newman, David W Kennedy, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the sinonasal cavity is a rare entity that arises as either de-novo tumors or from inverted papillomas (IPs). In this study we evaluate and compare oncologic outcomes of sinonasal SCCs based on their etiology and treatment strategy. METHODS: This investigation was a single-center, retrospective review comparing de-novo SCCs (n = 28) and those associated with IPs (n = 38) resected during the period from 2000 to 2015. Demographic and tumor data, surgical approach, recurrence, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
February 16, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207177/quaking-is-a-key-regulator-of-endothelial-cell-differentiation-neovascularization-and-angiogenesis
#3
Amy Cochrane, Sophia Kelaini, Marianna Tsifaki, James Bojdo, Marta Vilà-González, Daiana Drehmer, Rachel Caines, Corey Magee, Magdalini Eleftheriadou, Yanhua Hu, David Grieve, Alan W Stitt, Lingfang Zeng, Qingbo Xu, Andriana Margariti
The capability to derive endothelial cell (ECs) from induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells holds huge therapeutic potential for cardiovascular disease. Objective- This study elucidates the precise role of the RNA-binding protein Quaking isoform 5 (QKI-5) during EC differentiation from both mouse and human iPS cells and dissects how RNA-binding proteins can improve differentiation efficiency towards cell therapy for important vascular diseases. iPS cells represent an attractive cellular approach for regenerative medicine today since they can be used to generate patient-specific therapeutic cells towards autologous cell therapy...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198124/long-distance-axonal-growth-and-protracted-functional-maturation-of-neurons-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-after-intracerebral-transplantation
#4
Jonathan C Niclis, Christopher Turner, Jennifer Durnall, Stuart McDougal, Jessica A Kauhausen, Bryan Leaw, Mirella Dottori, Clare L Parish, Lachlan H Thompson
The capacity for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to be differentiated into a wide range of neural cell types makes them an attractive donor source for autologous neural transplantation therapies aimed at brain repair. Translation to the in vivo setting has been difficult, however, with mixed results in a wide variety of preclinical models of brain injury and limited information on the basic in vivo properties of neural grafts generated from human iPS cells. Here we have generated a human iPS cell line constitutively expressing green fluorescent protein as a basis to identify and characterize grafts resulting from transplantation of neural progenitors into the adult rat brain...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196470/proteasome-impairment-in-neural-cells-derived-from-hmsn-p-patient-ipscs
#5
Nagahisa Murakami, Keiko Imamura, Yuishin Izumi, Naohiro Egawa, Kayoko Tsukita, Takako Enami, Takuya Yamamoto, Toshitaka Kawarai, Ryuji Kaji, Haruhisa Inoue
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with proximal dominant involvement (HMSN-P) is caused by a heterozygous mutation (P285L) in Tropomyosin-receptor kinase Fused Gene (TFG), histopathologically characterized by progressive spinal motor neuron loss with TFG cytosolic aggregates. Although the TFG protein, found as a type of fusion oncoprotein, is known to facilitate vesicle transport from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to Golgi apparatus at ER exit site, it is unclear how mutant TFG causes motor neuron degeneration...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195247/type-ii-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation-associated-with-intralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-classification-criteria
#6
M G Mastrogiulio, A Barone, M G Disanto, A Ginori, M R Ambrosio, S F Carbone, D Spina
Pulmonary congenital abnormalities are rare disorders including congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and pulmonary sequestration (PS). CPAM is a lesion characterized by the presence of anomalous bronchiolar or acinar structures, variable in size, either cystic or not cystic. PS is generally defined as nonfunctioning lung tissue that is not in normal continuity with the tracheobronchial tree and that derives its blood supply from systemic vessels. We describe a case of a baby girl with a very rare association between CPAM type 2 and intralobar pulmonary sequestration (IPS) focusing on the cystic lesions typical of CPAM and on the lymphatic and blood vessels...
March 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193136/ccctc-binding-factor-ctcf-transcriptionally-targets-wdr5-to-mediate-somatic-cell-reprogramming
#7
Feng Wang, Jinghua Han, Li Wang, Ying Jing, Zhu Zhu, Dawei Hui, Zhaohui Wang, Yangzi Wang, Yang Dong, Tao Tan
It was previously reported that WD repeat domain 5 (Wdr5), a core member of the mammalian Trithorax complex, is a key regulator for the maintenance of ES cell pluripotency and somatic cell reprogramming. However, it remains unclear whether other factors also involve in this process. Here, we show that CTCF is an upstream regulator of Wdr5, it physically associates with Wdr5 and further transcriptionally controls its expression by directly targeting on Wdr5 gene promoter. As a downstream effector, overexpression of Wdr5 can rescue ES cells growth defect and decreased formation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells caused by CTCF knockdown...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191784/derivation-of-transgene-free-rat-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-approximating-the-quality-of-embryonic-stem-cells
#8
Shuping Li, He Lan, Hongsheng Men, Yuanyuan Wu, Ning Li, Mario R Capecchi, Elizabeth C Bryda, Sen Wu
Although a variety of reprogramming strategies have been reported to create transgene-free induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from differentiated cell sources, a fundamental question still remains: Can we generate safe iPS cells that have the full spectrum of features of corresponding embryonic stem (ES) cells? Studies in transgene-free mouse iPS cells have indicated a positive answer to this question. However, the reality is that no other species have a derived transgene-free iPS cell line that can truly mimic ES cell quality...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187394/nano-on-micro-fibrous-extracellular-matrices-for-scalable-expansion-of-human-es-ips-cells
#9
Li Liu, Ken-Ichiro Kamei, Momoko Yoshioka, Minako Nakajima, Junjun Li, Nanae Fujimoto, Shiho Terada, Yumie Tokunaga, Yoshie Koyama, Hideki Sato, Kouichi Hasegawa, Norio Nakatsuji, Yong Chen
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great potential for industrial and clinical applications. Clinical-grade scaffolds and high-quality hPSCs are required for cell expansion as well as easy handling and manipulation of the products. Current hPSC culture methods do not fulfill these requirements because of a lack of proper extracellular matrices (ECMs) and cell culture wares. We developed a layered nano-on-micro fibrous cellular matrix mimicking ECM, named "fiber-on-fiber (FF)" matrix, which enables easy handling and manipulation of cultured cells...
February 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185259/ips-cell-derived-gamete-associated-proteins-gaps-incite-rejection-of-ipscs-in-syngeneic-mice
#10
Eun-Mi Kim, Gohar Manzar, Nicholas Zavazava
The safety of iPS cells (iPSCs) in autologous recipients has been questioned after iPSCs, but not ES cells (ESCs), were reported to be rejected in syngeneic mice. This important topic has remained controversial because there has not been a mechanistic explanation for this phenomenon. Here, we hypothesized that iPSCs, but not ESCs, readily differentiate into gamete-forming cells that express meiotic antigens normally found in immune-privileged gonads. Because peripheral blood T cells are not tolerized to these antigens in the thymus, gamete-associated-proteins (GAPs) sensitize T cells leading to rejection...
February 10, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179988/ips-derived-mscs-from-an-expandable-bank-to-deliver-a-prodrug-converting-enzyme-that-limits-growth-and-metastases-of-human-breast-cancers
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M Ullah, Y Kuroda, T J Bartosh, F Liu, Q Zhao, C Gregory, R Reger, J Xu, R H Lee, D J Prockop
One attractive strategy to treat cancers is to deliver an exogenous enzyme that will convert a non-toxic compound to a highly toxic derivative. The strategy was tested with viral vectors but was disappointing because the efficiency of transduction into tumor cells was too low. Recent reports demonstrated that the limitation can be addressed by using tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to deliver enzyme/prodrug systems that kill adjacent cancer cells through bystander effects. Here we addressed the limitation that tissue-derived MSCs vary in their properties and are difficult to generate in the large numbers needed for clinical applications...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176166/blurring-nature-at-its-boundaries-vague-phenomena-in-current-stem-cell-debate
#12
Martin Hähnel
This paper illuminates the explanatory role of vagueness und species membership against the background of scientific developments in recent stem cell research. With the help of the Neo-Aristotelian concept of "life form naturalism" ontologically vague entities such as stem cells, all above induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), could be described as necessary constituents for the correct sorting and naming of natural processes and its bearers. Furthermore this specific assessment allows drawing some important ontological and ethical consequences...
February 7, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163724/kindlin-2-modulates-the-survival-differentiation-and-migration-of-induced-pluripotent-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#13
Mohsen Moslem, Reto Eggenschwiler, Christian Wichmann, Raymund Buhmann, Tobias Cantz, Reinhard Henschler
Kindlin-2 is a multidomain intracellular protein that can be recruited to β-integrin domains to activate signaling, initiate transcriptional programs, and bind to E-cadherin. To explore its involvement in cell fate decisions in mesenchymal cells, we studied the effects of Kindlin-2 modification (overexpression/knockdown) in induced pluripotent cell-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (iPSC-MSCs). Kindlin-2 overexpression resulted in increased proliferation and reduced apoptosis of iPSC-MSCs, as well as inhibition of their differentiation towards osteocytes, adipocytes, and chondrocytes...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161607/targeting-the-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-with-a-high-potency-ikk2-inhibitor-improves-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-idiopathic-pneumonia-syndrome
#14
Kenneth A Fowler, Corey M Jania, Stephen L Tilley, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Albert S Baldwin, Jonathan S Serody, James M Coghill
Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) is a non-infectious, inflammatory disorder of the lungs that occurs most often after fully myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). IPS can be severe and is associated with high one year mortality rates despite existing therapies. The canonical NF-κB signaling pathway has previously been linked to several inflammatory disorders of the lung including asthma and lung allograft rejection. It has never been specifically targeted as a novel IPS treatment approach, however...
February 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161239/cryopreservation-of-bovine-somatic-cells-using-antifreeze-polyamino-acid-carboxylated-poly-l-lysine
#15
Takuro Fujikawa, Takaaki Ando, Yuki Gen, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Chikara Kubota
Carboxylated poly-l-lysine (CPLL) is an ampholytic polymer compound, obtained by converting 65 mol% of amino groups to carboxyl groups after synthesizing ε-poly-l-lysine aqueous solution and succinic anhydride. CPLL has cryoprotective properties similar to those of anti-freeze protein. The addition of CPLL to freezing medium has been reported to improve the post-thawing survival rate of murine cells, human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, embryonic stem (ES) cells and embryos. In this study, investigating CPLL for its effectiveness as a new cryoprotective material is aimed...
February 1, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142229/whole-genome-dna-methylation-analyses-revealed-epigenetic-instability-in-tumorigenic-human-ips-cell-derived-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
#16
Tsuyoshi Iida, Akio Iwanami, Tsukasa Sanosaka, Jun Kohyama, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Narihito Nagoshi, Rei Kashiwagi, Yoshiaki Toyama, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Hideyuki Okano
Although human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derivatives are considered promising cellular resources for regenerative medicine, their tumorigenicity potentially limits their clinical application in hiPSC technologies. We previously demonstrated that oncogenic hiPSC-derived neural stem/progenitor cells (hiPSC-NS/PCs) produced tumor-like tissues that were distinct from teratomas. To gain insight into the mechanisms underlying the regulation of tumorigenicity in hiPSC-NS/PCs, we performed an integrated analysis using the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip array and the HumanHT-12 v4...
January 31, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139300/identification-of-a-novel-12-bp-insertion-deletion-indel-of-ips-related-oct4-gene-and-its-association-with-reproductive-traits-in-male-piglets
#17
Fa Ren, Shuai Yu, Rui Chen, Xiaoyan Lv, Chuanying Pan
As a key factor of cellular reprogramming, Oct4 is one of vital transcription factors for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Loss of its function or deletion causes apoptosis in primordial germ cells (PGCs), which affect reproductive traits in mammals. In this study, a novel 12-bp insertion/deletion (indel) polymorphism (NC_010449:g.2759-2760insGGTTTTTGTCTA) within the Oct4 gene was identified in 442 pigs of Large White (LW) and Landrace (LD) breeds, showing three genotypes designated as II, ID, and DD...
January 23, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137534/is-there-a-place-for-human-fetal-derived-stem-cells-for-cell-replacement-therapy-in-huntington-s-disease
#18
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Sophie V Precious, Rike Zietlow, Stephen B Dunnett, Claire M Kelly, Anne E Rosser
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease that offers an excellent paradigm for cell replacement therapy because of the associated relatively focal cell loss in the striatum. The predominant cells lost in this condition are striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs). Transplantation of developing MSNs taken from the fetal brain has provided proof of concept that donor MSNs can survive, integrate and bring about a degree of functional recovery in both pre-clinical studies and in a limited number of clinical trials...
January 27, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135684/evaluation-of-the-immunogenicity-of-human-ips-cell-derived-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-in-vitro
#19
Masahiro Ozaki, Akio Iwanami, Narihito Nagoshi, Jun Kohyama, Go Itakura, Hiroki Iwai, Soraya Nishimura, Yuichiro Nishiyama, Soya Kawabata, Keiko Sugai, Tsuyoshi Iida, Kohei Matsubayashi, Miho Isoda, Rei Kashiwagi, Yoshiaki Toyama, Morio Matsumoto, Hideyuki Okano, Masaya Nakamura
To achieve the goal of a first-in-human trial for human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-based transplantation for the treatment of various diseases, allogeneic human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched hiPSC cell banks represent a realistic tool from the perspective of quality control and cost performance. Furthermore, considering the limited therapeutic time-window for acute injuries, including neurotraumatic injuries, an iPS cell bank is of potential interest. However, due to the relatively immunoprivileged environment of the central nervous system, it is unclear whether HLA matching is required in hiPSC-derived neural stem/progenitor cell (hiPSC-NS/PC) transplantation for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neurotraumatic injuries...
January 19, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128337/cornea-organoids-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
James W Foster, Karl Wahlin, Sheila M Adams, David E Birk, Donald J Zack, Shukti Chakravarti
The cornea is the transparent outermost surface of the eye, consisting of a stratified epithelium, a collagenous stroma and an innermost single-cell layered endothelium and providing 2/3 of the refractive power of the eye. Multiple diseases of the cornea arise from genetic defects where the ultimate phenotype can be influenced by cross talk between the cell types and the extracellular matrix. Cell culture modeling of diseases can benefit from cornea organoids that include multiple corneal cell types and extracellular matrices...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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