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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582519/x-chromosome-inactivation-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-model-for-human-development-back-to-the-drawing-board
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Mieke Geens, Susana M Chuva De Sousa Lopes
BACKGROUND: Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC), both embryonic and induced (hESC and hiPSC), are regarded as a valuable in vitro model for early human development. In order to fulfil this promise, it is important that these cells mimic as closely as possible the in vivo molecular events, both at the genetic and epigenetic level. One of the most important epigenetic events during early human development is X chromosome inactivation (XCI), the transcriptional silencing of one of the two X chromosomes in female cells...
June 5, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555405/molecular-characterization-and-expression-profile-of-nanos-in-schistosoma-japonicum-and-its-influence-on-the-expression-several-mammalian-stem-cell-factors
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Bikash Ranjan Giri, Xiaoli Du, Tianqi Xia, Yongjun Chen, Hao Li, Guofeng Cheng
Pluripotent stem cells, called neoblasts, are well known for the regenerative capability and developmental plasticity in flatworms. Impressive advancement has been made in free-living flatworms, while in case of its parasitic counterpart, neoblast-like stem cells have attracted recent attention for its self-renewal and differentiation capacity. Nanos is a key conserved post-transcriptional regulator critical for the formation, development, and/or maintenance of the pluripotent germ line stem cell systems in many metazoans including schistosomes...
July 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508054/flexible-adaptation-of-male-germ-cells-from-female-ipscs-of-endangered-tokudaia-osimensis
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Arata Honda, Narantsog Choijookhuu, Haruna Izu, Yoshihiro Kawano, Mizuho Inokuchi, Kimiko Honsho, Ah-Reum Lee, Hiroki Nabekura, Hiroshi Ohta, Tomoyuki Tsukiyama, Yasuhide Ohinata, Asato Kuroiwa, Yoshitaka Hishikawa, Mitinori Saitou, Takamichi Jogahara, Chihiro Koshimoto
In mammals, the Y chromosome strictly influences the maintenance of male germ cells. Almost all mammalian species require genetic contributors to generate testes. An endangered species, Tokudaia osimensis, has a unique sex chromosome composition XO/XO, and genetic differences between males and females have not been confirmed. Although a distinctive sex-determining mechanism may exist in T. osimensis, it has been difficult to examine thoroughly in this rare animal species. To elucidate the discriminative sex-determining mechanism in T...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464323/ssm1b-expression-and-function-in-germ-cells-of-adult-mice-and-in-early-embryos
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Sarayu Ratnam, Grazyna Bozek, Christopher Payne, Shannon Gallagher, Terence Martin, Ursula Storb
Strain-specific modifier of DNA methylation 1b (Ssm1b) is a Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) zinc finger gene that promotes CpG methylation in the mouse transgene HRD (Heavy chain enhancer, Rearrangement by Deletion). Ssm1b expression and concomitant HRD methylation are also present in the male and female germ cells of adult mice. Ssm1b is expressed in both diploid (2N) and haploid (1N) oocytes, as well as in 1N spermatids and spermatozoa, but not in 2N spermatogonia. Interestingly, Ssm1b mRNA is not detected in any other adult mouse organ examined, although Ssm1-family mRNAs are highly expressed in the heart...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463397/treatment-and-outcomes-of-uk-and-german-patients-with-relapsed-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors-following-uniform-first-line-therapy
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Matthew J Murray, Shivani Bailey, Katja Heinemann, Jillian Mann, Ulrich K Göbel, Frank Saran, Juliet P Hale, Gabriele Calaminus, James C Nicholson
We aimed to retrospectively assess treatments/outcomes, including the value of high-dose-chemotherapy and autologous-stem-cell-rescue (HDC + AuSCR) and re-irradiation, in a large, European patient-cohort with relapsed intracranial germ-cell-tumors (GCTs) receiving uniform first-line therapy, including radiotherapy as standard-of-care. Fifty-eight UK/German patients (48 male/10 female) with relapsed intracranial-GCTs [13 germinoma/45 non-germinomatous GCT (NGGCT)] treated 1996-2010 as per the SIOP-CNS-GCT-96 protocol were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456466/constitutive-wnt-ctnnb1-activation-triggers-spermatogonial-stem-cell-proliferation-and-germ-cell-depletion
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Anne-Amandine Chassot, Morgane Le Rolle, Maxime Jourden, Maketo M Taketo, Norbert B Ghyselinck, Marie-Christine Chaboissier
The differentiation of germ cells into oogonia or spermatogonia is the first step that eventually gives rise to fully mature gametes. In the female fetal gonad, the RSPO1/WNT/CTNNB1 signalling pathway is involved in primordial germ cell proliferation and differentiation into female germ cells, which are able to enter meiosis. In the postnatal testis, the WNT/CTNNB1 pathway also mediates proliferation of spermatogonial stem cells and progenitor cells. Here we show that forced activation of the WNT/CTNNB1 pathway in fetal gonocytes using transgenic mice leads to deregulated spermatogonial proliferation, and exhaustion of the spermatocytes by apoptosis, resulting in a hypoplastic testis...
April 26, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413001/development-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-60year-old-female-patient-with-multiple-schwannoma
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Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yan Liu, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Lidi Liu, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 60-year old female patient with multiple schwannoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model will be useful for further pathological studies of multiple schwannoma...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404936/systematic-identification-and-comparison-of-expressed-profiles-of-lncrnas-and-circrnas-with-associated-co-expression-and-cerna-networks-in-mouse-germline-stem-cells
#8
Xiaoyong Li, Junping Ao, Ji Wu
Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) involve in germ cell development. However, little is known about the functions and mechanisms of lncRNAs and circRNAs in self-renewal and differentiation of germline stem cells. Therefore, we explored the expression profiles of mRNAs, lncRNAs, and circRNAs in male and female mouse germline stem cells by high-throughput sequencing. We identified 18573 novel lncRNAs and 18822 circRNAs in the germline stem cells and further confirmed the existence of these lncRNAs and circRNAs by RT-PCR...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395808/generation-of-non-integrated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-59-year-old-female-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-syndrome
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Dongsheng Guo, Feima Wu, Haikun Liu, Ge Gao, Shanglong Kou, Fan Yang, Nasir Abbas, Tiancheng Zhou, Xiujuan Cai, Hui Zhang, Dajiang Qin, Jialiang Li, Kecheng Xu, Yin-Xiong Li
Urine resource cells were collected from a 59-year-old female patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome (MEN1) for generating iPS cells with episomal plasmids carrying Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and miR-302-367. The patient sustained a heterozygous G>T transition mutation on the exon 9 of Men1 gene that was confirmed by sequencing analysis on the obtained iPSC lines. Karyotyping indicated the chromosomes with normal appearances and numbers. Their pluripotency was demonstrated by gene expression, as well as their abilities for differentiating into three germ layers...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395803/derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-with-lrrk2-gene-r1398h-variant-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Dongrui Ma, Murni Tio, Shin Hui Ng, Li Zeng, Christina Ying Yan Lim, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 72-year old female Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with R1398H variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model provides a good platform for studying the mechanism of PD, and also for drug testing and gene therapy studies...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395800/derivation-and-characterization-of-the-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-cr-4-differentiation-to-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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John L Mazzilli, Aleksey Y Domozhirov, Stacey L Mueller-Ortiz, Charles A Garcia, Rick A Wetsel, Eva M Zsigmond
The CR-4 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from the inner cell mass of a developing blastocyst. This cell line has been adapted to grow in feeder-free conditions and is especially well-suited for differentiation to retinal pigment epithelium. The line demonstrates a normal human 46,XX female karyotype. Pluripotency was assessed through qRT-PCR for expression of NANOG, OCT-4, and SOX-2. A teratoma assay was performed and results were positive for all three germ layers. Testing for Mycoplasma was negative...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395746/derivation-of-the-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-mui017-a-from-a-patient-with-homozygous-hemoglobin-constant-spring
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Wasinee Wongkummool, Warun Maneepitasut, Thongperm Munkongdee, Pirut Tong-Ngam, Amornrat Tangprasittipap, Saovaros Svasti, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Kittiphong Paiboonsukwong, Suthat Fucharoen, Alisa Tubsuwan
Hemoglobin Constant Spring (HbCS, HBA2: c.427T>C) is a common nondeletional α-thalassemia resulting from a nucleotide substitution at the termination codon of the HBA2 gene. Homozygosity for HbCS is characterized with mild anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. In this study, the human induced pluripotent stem cell line MUi017-A was successfully generated from peripheral blood CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors of a 52year old female with homozygous HbCS. The MUi017-A cell line exhibited embryonic stem cell characteristics with consistent expression of specific pluripotency markers and the capability of differentiating into the three germ layers...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389520/oocyte-stem-cells-fact-or-fantasy
#13
REVIEW
Corrina J Horan, Suzannah A Williams
For many decades, the dogma prevailed that female mammals had a finite pool of oocytes at birth and this was gradually exhausted during a lifetime of reproductive function. However, in 2004, a new era began in the field of female oogenesis. A study was published that appeared to detect oocyte-stem cells capable of generating new eggs within mouse ovaries. This study was highly controversial and the years since this initial finding have produced extensive research and even more extensive debate into their possibility...
July 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366588/dusp9-modulates-dna-hypomethylation-in-female-mouse-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jiho Choi, Kendell Clement, Aaron J Huebner, Jamie Webster, Christopher M Rose, Justin Brumbaugh, Ryan M Walsh, Soohyun Lee, Andrej Savol, Jean-Pierre Etchegaray, Hongcang Gu, Patrick Boyle, Ulrich Elling, Raul Mostoslavsky, Ruslan Sadreyev, Peter J Park, Steven P Gygi, Alexander Meissner, Konrad Hochedlinger
Blastocyst-derived embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and gonad-derived embryonic germ cells (EGCs) represent two classic types of pluripotent cell lines, yet their molecular equivalence remains incompletely understood. Here, we compare genome-wide methylation patterns between isogenic ESC and EGC lines to define epigenetic similarities and differences. Surprisingly, we find that sex rather than cell type drives methylation patterns in ESCs and EGCs. Cell fusion experiments further reveal that the ratio of X chromosomes to autosomes dictates methylation levels, with female hybrids being hypomethylated and male hybrids being hypermethylated...
May 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351161/advances-in-improving-fertility-in-women-through-stem-cell-based-clinical-platforms
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Valeria Stella Vanni, Paola Viganò, Enrico Papaleo, Giorgia Mangili, Massimo Candiani, Veronica Giorgione
Due to their regenerative ability, stem cells are looked at as a promising tool for improving infertility treatments in women. As the main limiting factor in female fertility is represented by the decrease of ovarian reserve, the main goals of stem cell-based clinical platforms would be to obtain in vitro or in vivo neo-oogenesis. Refractory endometrial factor infertility also represents an obstacle for female reproduction for which stem cells might provide novel treatment strategies. Areas covered: A systematic search of the literature was performed on MEDLINE/PubMed database to identify relevant articles using stem-cell based clinical or research platforms in the field of female infertility...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289071/disorganization-of-the-germ-cell-pool-leads-to-primary-ovarian-insufficiency
#16
Ikko Kawashima, Kazuhiro Kawamura
The mammalian ovary is an organ that controls female germ cell development, storing them and releasing mature oocytes for transporting to the oviduct. During the fetal stage, female germ cells change from a proliferative state to meiosis before forming follicles with the potential for growth of surrounding somatic cells. Understanding of molecular and physiological bases of germ cell development in the fetal ovary contributed not only to the elucidation of genetic disorders in primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), but also advancement of novel treatments for patients with POI...
March 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247045/regulation-of-the-balance-between-proliferation-and-differentiation-in-germ-line-stem-cells
#17
REVIEW
Ramya Singh, Dave Hansen
In many animals, reproductive fitness is dependent upon the production of large numbers of gametes over an extended period of time. This level of gamete production is possible due to the continued presence of germ line stem cells. These cells can produce two types of daughter cells, self-renewing daughter cells that will maintain the stem cell population and differentiating daughter cells that will become gametes. A balance must be maintained between the proliferating self-renewing cells and those that differentiate for long-term gamete production to be maintained...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244827/deriving-cells-expressing-markers-of-female-germ-cells-from-premature-ovarian-failure-patient-specific-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Yanfei Wen, Wen He, Manbo Jiang, Minhui Zeng, Liuhong Cai
AIM: We proposed a two-step protocol for deriving cells expressing markers of female germ cells (FGCs) from premature ovarian failure patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (POF-iPSCs). MATERIAL & METHODS: We cultured POF-iPSCs in suspension and pretreated them with TGFβ-1 (1 ng/ml) for 2 days and continued with both TGFβ-1 and BMP4 (50 ng/ml) for 5 more days. Then changed to media containing retinoic acid (1 μM) and 5% follicular fluid for another 7 days...
March 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193725/the-tgf-%C3%AE-family-in-the-reproductive-tract
#19
Diana Monsivais, Martin M Matzuk, Stephanie A Pangas
The transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) family has a profound impact on the reproductive function of various organisms. In this review, we discuss how highly conserved members of the TGF-β family influence the reproductive function across several species. We briefly discuss how TGF-β-related proteins balance germ-cell proliferation and differentiation as well as dauer entry and exit in Caenorhabditis elegans. In Drosophila melanogaster, TGF-β-related proteins maintain germ stem-cell identity and eggshell patterning...
February 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112985/comparison-of-human-amniotic-chorionic-and-umbilical-cord-multipotent-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regarding-their-capacity-for-differentiation-toward-female-germ-cells
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Hamid Reza Asgari, Mohammad Akbari, Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Shadan Navid, Fereshte Aliakbari, Niloufar Abbasi, Freidon Sargolzaei Aval, Alireza Shams, Mehdi Abbasi
Placenta harbors a plentiful source of various cells with stem cells or stem-like cell properties, which can be used in therapeutic procedures and research. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention due to their specific differentiation potential and tolerogenic properties. MSCs have been isolated from different parts of placenta; however, in this study, we isolated MSCs from amnion and chorion membrane, as well as umbilical cord (Wharton's jelly [WJ]) and compared their capacity regarding differentiation toward female germ cells under influence of 10 ng/mL BMP4...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
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