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E Scarpa, A A Janeczek, A Hailes, M C de Andrés, A De Grazia, Roc Oreffo, T A Newman, N D Evans
Spatiotemporal control of drug delivery is important for a number of medical applications which may be achieved using polymersome nanoparticles (PMs). Wnt signalling is a molecular pathway activated in various physiological processes, including bone repair, that requires precise control of activation. Here, we hypothesise that PMs can be stably loaded with a small molecule Wnt agonist, 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO), and activate Wnt signalling promoting the osteogenic differentiation in human primary bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs)...
March 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Patrick Prager, Manuela Kunz, Regina Ebert, Ludger Klein-Hitpass, Jakob Sieker, Thomas Barthel, Franz Jakob, Christian Konrads, Andre Steinert
Purpose: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) share multiple characteristics of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), allowing their use for regenerative therapies. Injuries to the ACL can affect people of all ages. This study assesses whether the regenerative potential of ACL-derived MSCs (ACL-MSCs) from old donors is as high as the potential of ACL-MSCs from young donors. Materials and Methods: ACL-MSCs were isolated from ACL tissues obtained from young and old donors at the time of ACL reconstruction or arthroplasty...
March 19, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
Jianghong Huang, Wei Liu, Yujie Liang, Long Li, Li Duan, Jielin Chen, Feiyan Zhu, Yuxiao Lai, Weimin Zhu, Wei You, ZhaoFeng Jia, Jianyi Xiong, Daping Wang
We describe the study of a new type of diphasic magnetic nanocomposite scaffold (PLGA/Col-I-PLGA/n-HA/Fe2 O3 ) and its preparation using a novel low-temperature deposition manufacturing (LDM) technology. In order to study the biocompatibility of this scaffold, we evaluated and explored its feasibility as a scaffold for tissue engineering. Diphasic magnetic nanocomposite scaffolds (PLGA/Col-I-PLGA/n-HA/Fe2 O3 ) were prepared using LDM technology. The mechanical properties of the scaffold were tested using an electronic testing machine, electron microscopy was utilized to observe the ultrastructure, and a medium (ethanol) immersion method was used to determine the porosity of the scaffold...
June 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Yun Bai, Chuan Liu, Lei Fu, Xiaoshan Gong, Ce Dou, Zhen Cao, Hongyu Quan, Jianmei Li, Fei Kang, Jingjin Dai, Chunrong Zhao, Shiwu Dong
Endochondral ossification is crucial for bone formation in both adult bone repair process and embryo long-bone development. In endochondral ossification, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) first differentiate to chondrocyte, BMSC-derived chondrocyte then endure a hypertrophic process to generate new bone. Endochondral ossification-based bone repair is a promising strategy to cure massive bone defect, which is a major clinical issue in orthopedics. However, challenges still remain for this novel strategy...
March 16, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Y P Tsui, Graham K Shea, Y S Chan, Daisy K Y Shum
Our goal is to derive phenotypically stable Schwann cells from bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) for use in transplantation studies of central/peripheral nerve injuries. With the adult rat as model, here we describe steps that foster (1) expansion of the BMSC subpopulation of neural progenitors as neurosphere cells, (2) differentiation of the progenitors into Schwann cell-like cells in adherent culture supplemented with soluble factors, and (3) cell-intrinsic switch of Schwann cell-like cells to the Schwann cell fate following co-culture with sensory neurons purified from dorsal root ganglia...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Yuan-Jun Xia, Hong Xia, Ling Chen, Qing-Shui Ying, Xiang Yu, Li-Hua Li, Jian-Hua Wang, Ying Zhang
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) serves an important role in the development of bone and cartilage. However, administration of BMP-2 protein alone by intravenous delivery is not very effective. Sustained delivery of stabilized BMP-2 by carriers has been proven necessary to improve the osteogenesis effect of BMP-2. The present study constructed a novel drug delivery system using dextran sulfate (DS)-chitosan (CS) microspheres and investigated the efficiency of the delivery system on recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2)...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
David S Jevotovsky, Allyson R Alfonso, Thomas A Einhorn, Ernest S Chiu
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the world. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been studied to treat OA. This review was performed to systematically assess the quality of literature and compare the procedural specifics surrounding MSC therapy for osteoarthritis. DESIGN: PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for studies using MSCs for OA treatment (final search December 2017). Outcomes of interest included study evidence level, patient demographics, MSC protocol, treatment results and adverse events...
March 12, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Jiaqiang Ren, Dawn Ward, Steven Chen, Katherine Tran, Ping Jin, Marianna Sabatino, Pamela G Robey, David F Stroncek
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have classically been cultured in media supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS). As an alternative to FBS, pooled solvent detergent apheresis platelets, HPGF-C18, was evaluated for BMSC culture. METHODS: A comparison of passage 2 BMSC growth revealed that 10% HPGF-C18 produced similar cell numbers as 20% FBS. Marrow aspirates from 5 healthy subjects were cultured for 4 passages in 10% HPGF-C18 or 20% FBS and were analyzed for proliferation, colony formation efficiency (CFE), surface marker expression, suppression of mixed lymphocyte reactions (MLRs), global gene and microRNA expression analysis...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Weiheng Wang, Yang Wang, Guoying Deng, Jun Ma, Xiaodong Huang, Jiangming Yu, Yanhai Xi, Xiaojian Ye
Objective: Special hypoxic and hypertonic microenvironment in intervertebral discs (IVDs) decreases the treatment effect of cell transplantation. We investigated the hypothesis that hypoxic preconditioning (HP) could improve the therapeutic effect of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to IVD degeneration. Methods: BMSCs from green fluorescent protein-transgenic rats were pretreated with cobalt chloride (CoCl2 , 100  μ M, 24 h) for hypoxic conditions in vitro ...
2018: Stem Cells International
Jiang Qiu, Gang Huang, Ning Na, Lizhong Chen
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (OPM) is a common type of osteoporosis in females. It is a systemic, chronic bone disease that presents as microstructure degradation of osseous tissue, decreased bone mineral density and increased osteopsathyrosis caused by hypoovarianism and reduced estrogen levels in the body following menopause. In the present study, the role of microRNA (miR)‑214‑5p in the regulation of the expression of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) was investigated, and its molecular mechanism of osteogenic induction in vitro was assessed...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
C C Ude, W T Seet, S Sharen Aini, B S Aminuddin, B H I Ruszymah
The study objectives include, enhancing the proliferations of aged bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose stem cells (ADSCs); and evaluating the shelf lives of clinical grade chondrogenically induced cells from both samples. ADSCs and BMSCs from 56 patients (76 ± 8 yrs) were proliferated using basal medium (FD) and at (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25) ng/ml of basal fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). They were induced to chondrogenic lineage and stored for more than 120 hrs in FD, serum, Dulbecco's phosphate buffered saline (DPBS) and saline at 4 °C...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Fang He, Peng-Fei Luo, Tao Tang, Fang Zhang, He Fang, Shi-Zhao Ji, Yu Sun, Guo-Sheng Wu, Bo-Han Pan, Zhi-Bao Huo, Guang-Yi Wang, Zhao-Fan Xia
Rapid repair of vascular injury is an important prognostic factor for electrical burns. This repair is achieved mainly via stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1α promoting the mobilization, chemotaxis, homing, and targeted differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into endothelial cells. Forming a concentration gradient from the site of local damage in the circulation is essential to the role of SDF-1α. In a previous study, we developed reactive oxygen species (ROS)-sensitive PPADT nanoparticles containing SDF-1α that could degrade in response to high concentration of ROS in tissue lesions, achieving the goal of targeted SDF-1α release...
2018: PloS One
Andrea Amaroli, Dimitrios Agas, Fulvio Laus, Vincenzo Cuteri, Reem Hanna, Maria Giovanna Sabbieti, Stefano Benedicenti
The literature has supported the concept of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in bone regeneration as one of the most important applications in oro-maxillofacial reconstructions. However, the fate of the transplanted cells and their effects on the clinical outcome is still uncertain. Photobiomodulation (PBM) plays an important role in the acceleration of tissue regeneration and potential repair. The aim of this in vitro study is to evaluate the effectiveness of PBM with 808 nm diode laser therapy, using a flat-top hand-piece delivery system at a higher-fluence (64 J/cm2 ) irradiation (1 W, continuous-wave) on bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Yani Zheng, Chao Huang, Fang Liu, Haiyan Lin, Yunfei Niu, Xiangqun Yang, Zhiying Zhang
The use of neurons induced from stem cells has been introduced as an effective strategy for promoting peripheral nerve regeneration (PNR). The evolution and role of native denervated Schwann cells (SCs) were often ignored when exploring the mechanisms underlying neural transplantation therapy for PNR. The aim of this study was to understand if following injury, native denervated SCs could be reactivated by transplanting of neurons induced from bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (NI-BMSCs) to promote PNR...
March 7, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
Zhen Nan, Heng Fan, Qing Tang, Man Zhang, Meng Xu, Qianyun Chen, Yujin Liu, Yalan Dong, Hui Wu, Shuangjiao Deng
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) hold great promise for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) owing to the immunosuppressive property and tissue healing potential. The balance of Treg/Th17 plays a crucial part in BMSC-mediated immunosuppression. Interleukin (IL)-35 is a newly identified anti-inflammatory cytokine required for the expansion of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and suppression of Th17 cells differentiation. It could amplify the immunosuppressive property of BMSCs by transfecting into BMSCs...
March 7, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Liu Shi, Lu Feng, Yang Liu, Ji-Qiang Duan, Wei-Ping Lin, Jin-Fang Zhang, Gang Li
As a regulator of osteogenesis, microRNA-218 (miR-218) is reported to promote osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, the in vivo osteogenic effect of miR-218 remains elusive. In this study, miR-218 was confirmed to promote osteogenic differentiation of MSCs by stimulating the alkaline phosphatase activity, calcium nodule formation, and osteogenic marker gene expression. For in vivo study, the miR-218-overexpressing BMSCs were locally administrated into the fracture sites in a femur fracture mouse model...
March 9, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
Wei Duan, Cong Chen, Masudul Haque, Daniel Hayes, Mandi J Lopez
BACKGROUND: Use of bioscaffolds to direct osteogenic differentiation of adult multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) without exogenous proteins is a contemporary approach to bone regeneration. Identification of in vivo osteogenic contributions of exogenous MSCs on bioscaffolds after long-term implantation is vital to understanding cell persistence and effect duration. METHODS: This study was designed to quantify in vivo equine MSC osteogenesis on synthetic polymer scaffolds with distinct mineral combinations 9 weeks after implantation in a murine model...
March 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Xiaojia Li, Xiutian Guo, Weiqi Jin, Jingen Lu
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and acupuncture are known to mitigate tissue damage. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of combined electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation and BMSC injection in a rat model of anal sphincter injury-induced faecal incontinence (FI). METHODS: 60 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: sham-operated control, FI, FI+EA, FI+BMSC, and FI+BMSC+EA. The anorectal tissues were collected on days 1, 3, 7 and 14...
March 8, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Lei Wang, Mengnan Yang, Minfei Jin, Yuelin Wu, Tao Zheng, Shengyi Gu, Xiaolin Hua
To investigate the potential beneficial effect of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in BMSC transplantation therapy of uterus injury and the underlying molecular mechanisms, rat BMSCs were isolated and cultured. The relative expressions of IGF-1 and IL-10 were determined by RT-PCR and immunoblotting. The secretory IL-10 and released E2 were measured using ELISA kits. The relative vWF and α-SMA expressions were determined by immunohistochemistry. The direct binding of NF-κB subunit p50 with IL-10 promoter was analysed by chromatin immunoprecipitation assay...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Rui Xu, Wenbin Chen, Zhifen Zhang, Yang Qiu, Yong Wang, Bingchang Zhang, Wei Lu
Bone-Marrow Stromal Cells (BMSCs)-derived vascular endothelial cells (VECs) is regarded as an important therapeutic strategy for spinal cord injury, disc degeneration, cerebral ischemic disease and diabetes. The change in DNA methylation level is essential for stem cell differentiation. However, the DNA methylation related mechanisms underlying the endothelial differentiation of BMSCs are not well understood. In this study, DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) significantly elevated the endothelial markers expression (CD31/PECAM1, CD105/ENG, eNOS and VE-cadherin), as well as promoted the capacity of angiogenesis on Matrigel...
March 4, 2018: Gene
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