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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144463/a-single-cell-survey-of-the-small-intestinal-epithelium
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Adam L Haber, Moshe Biton, Noga Rogel, Rebecca H Herbst, Karthik Shekhar, Christopher Smillie, Grace Burgin, Toni M Delorey, Michael R Howitt, Yarden Katz, Itay Tirosh, Semir Beyaz, Danielle Dionne, Mei Zhang, Raktima Raychowdhury, Wendy S Garrett, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Hai Ning Shi, Omer Yilmaz, Ramnik J Xavier, Aviv Regev
Intestinal epithelial cells absorb nutrients, respond to microbes, function as a barrier and help to coordinate immune responses. Here we report profiling of 53,193 individual epithelial cells from the small intestine and organoids of mice, which enabled the identification and characterization of previously unknown subtypes of intestinal epithelial cell and their gene signatures. We found unexpected diversity in hormone-secreting enteroendocrine cells and constructed the taxonomy of newly identified subtypes, and distinguished between two subtypes of tuft cell, one of which expresses the epithelial cytokine Tslp and the pan-immune marker CD45, which was not previously associated with non-haematopoietic cells...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143738/bladder-cancer-associated-mutations-in-rxra-activate-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-to-drive-urothelial-proliferation
#2
Angela M Halstead, Chiraag D Kapadia, Jennifer Bolzenius, Clarence E Chu, Andrew Schriefer, Lukas D Wartman, Gregory R Bowman, Vivek K Arora
RXRA regulates transcription as part of a heterodimer with 14 other nuclear receptors, including the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Analysis from the TCGA raised the possibility that hyperactive PPAR signaling, either due to PPAR gamma gene amplification or RXRA hot-spot mutation (S427F/Y) drives 20-25% of human bladder cancers. Here we characterize mutant RXRA, demonstrating it induces enhancer/promoter activity in the context of RXRA/PPAR heterodimers in human bladder cancer cells. Structure-function studies indicate that the RXRA substitution allosterically regulates the PPAR AF2 domain via an aromatic interaction with the terminal tyrosine found in PPARs...
November 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142770/placental-teratoma-omphalomesenteric-duct-remnant-or-intestinal-organoid-enteroid-differentiation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#3
Salwa Khedr, Tarek Jazaerly, Stefan Kostadinov
We report an unusual case of fully developed fetal intestinal segment(s) within a nodule on the chorionic plate of the placenta of a 27-year-old female patient at 37 weeks gestation with spontaneous vaginal delivery. Gross examination of the placenta revealed a chorionic plate nodule near the insertion of the umbilical cord, which, upon microscopic evaluation, raised the differential diagnostic possibilities of placental teratoma, vitelline/omphalomesenteric duct anomaly, and intestinal organoid differentiation...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141958/dna-methylation-defines-regional-identity-of-human-intestinal-epithelial-organoids-and-undergoes-dynamic-changes-during-development
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Judith Kraiczy, Komal M Nayak, Kate J Howell, Alexander Ross, Jessica Forbester, Camilla Salvestrini, Roxana Mustata, Sally Perkins, Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Esther Leenen, Anke Liebert, Ludovic Vallier, Philip C Rosenstiel, Oliver Stegle, Gordon Dougan, Robert Heuschkel, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Matthias Zilbauer
OBJECTIVE: Human intestinal epithelial organoids (IEOs) are increasingly being recognised as a highly promising translational research tool. However, our understanding of their epigenetic molecular characteristics and behaviour in culture remains limited. DESIGN: We performed genome-wide DNA methylation and transcriptomic profiling of human IEOs derived from paediatric/adult and fetal small and large bowel as well as matching purified human gut epithelium. Furthermore, organoids were subjected to in vitro differentiation and genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology...
November 15, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141862/the-activation-of-human-dermal-microvascular-cells-by-poly-i-c-lipopolysaccharide-imiquimod-and-odn2395-is-mediated-by-the-fli1-foxo3a-pathway
#5
Lukasz Stawski, Grace Marden, Maria Trojanowska
Endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction has been associated with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; however, the factors contributing to this dysfunction have not been fully explored. Because activation of TLRs has been implicated in autoimmune diseases, the goal of this study was to determine the effects of TLR ligands on EC function. Human dermal microvascular ECs (HDMECs) treated with TLR3 [Poly(I:C)], TLR4 (LPS), and TLR7 (imiquimod) agonists showed decreased proliferation and a reduced total number of branching tubules in three-dimensional human dermal organoid ex vivo culture...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140506/quantification-of-the-effect-of-toxicants-on-the-intracellular-kinetic-energy-and-cross-sectional-area-of-mammary-epithelial-organoids-by-oct-fluctuation-spectroscopy
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Xiao Yu, Ashley M Fuller, Richard Blackmon, Melissa A Troester, Amy L Oldenburg
The ability to assess toxicant exposures of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro mammary models that recapitulate the tissue microenvironment can aid in our understanding of environmental exposure risk over time. Longitudinal studies of 3D model systems, however, are cumbersome and suffer from a lack of high-throughput toxicological assays. In this study, we establish a noninvasive and label-free optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based imaging platform for tracking exposure-response relationships in 3D human mammary epithelial organoid models...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131160/human-primary-liver-cancer-derived-organoid-cultures-for-disease-modeling-and-drug-screening
#7
Laura Broutier, Gianmarco Mastrogiovanni, Monique Ma Verstegen, Hayley E Francies, Lena Morrill Gavarró, Charles R Bradshaw, George E Allen, Robert Arnes-Benito, Olga Sidorova, Marcia P Gaspersz, Nikitas Georgakopoulos, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Sabine Dietmann, Susan E Davies, Raaj K Praseedom, Ruby Lieshout, Jan N M IJzermans, Stephen J Wigmore, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Mathew J Garnett, Luc Jw van der Laan, Meritxell Huch
Human liver cancer research currently lacks in vitro models that can faithfully recapitulate the pathophysiology of the original tumor. We recently described a novel, near-physiological organoid culture system, wherein primary human healthy liver cells form long-term expanding organoids that retain liver tissue function and genetic stability. Here we extend this culture system to the propagation of primary liver cancer (PLC) organoids from three of the most common PLC subtypes: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cholangiocarcinoma (CC) and combined HCC/CC (CHC) tumors...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130932/p120-catenin-is-an-obligate-haploinsufficient-tumor-suppressor-in-intestinal-neoplasia
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Sarah P Short, Jumpei Kondo, Whitney G Smalley-Freed, Haruna Takeda, Michael R Dohn, Anne E Powell, Robert H Carnahan, Mary K Washington, Manish Tripathi, D Michael Payne, Nancy A Jenkins, Neal G Copeland, Robert J Coffey, Albert B Reynolds
p120-Catenin (p120) functions as a tumor suppressor in intestinal cancer, but the mechanism is unclear. Here, using conditional p120 knockout in Apc-sensitized mouse models of intestinal cancer, we have identified p120 as an "obligatory" haploinsufficient tumor suppressor. Whereas monoallelic loss of p120 was associated with a significant increase in tumor multiplicity, loss of both alleles was never observed in tumors from these mice. Moreover, forced ablation of the second allele did not further enhance tumorigenesis, but instead induced synthetic lethality in combination with Apc loss of heterozygosity...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129979/hair-germ-model-in-vitro-via-human-postnatal-keratinocyte-dermal-papilla-interactions-impact-of-hyaluronic-acid
#9
Ekaterina Kalabusheva, Vasily Terskikh, Ekaterina Vorotelyak
Hair follicle (HF) reconstruction in vitro is a promising field in alopecia treatment and human HF development research. Here, we combined postnatal human dermal papilla (DP) cells and skin epidermal keratinocytes (KCs) in a hanging drop culture to develop an artificial HF germ. The method is based on DP cell hair-inducing properties and KC self-organization. We evaluated two protocols of aggregate assembling. Mixed HF germ-like structures demonstrated the initiation of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, including WNT pathway activation and expression of follicular markers...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129523/higher-order-kidney-organogenesis-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#10
Atsuhiro Taguchi, Ryuichi Nishinakamura
Organogenesis generates higher-order structures containing functional subunits, connective components, and progenitor niches. Despite recent advances in organoid-based modeling of tissue development, recapitulating these complex configurations from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) has remained challenging. In this study, we report assembly of kidney organoids that recapitulate embryonic branching morphogenesis. By studying the distinct origins and developmental processes of the ureteric bud, which contains epithelial kidney progenitors that undergo branching morphogenesis and thereby plays a central role in orchestrating organ geometry, and neighboring mesenchymal nephron progenitors, we established a protocol for differential induction of each lineage from mouse and human PSCs...
November 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128844/a-biodegradable-scaffold-enhances-differentiation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-into-a-thick-sheet-of-retinal-cells
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Deepti Singh, Shao-Bin Wang, Tina Xia, Laurel Tainsh, Maryam Ghiassi-Nejad, Tao Xu, Shaomin Peng, Ron A Adelman, Lawrence J Rizzolo
Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in developed countries. Stem cells can be differentiated into retinal organoids to study mechanisms of retinal degeneration, develop therapeutic agents, and potentially serve as replacement tissues. The spherical nature of these retinoids limits their utility, because the investigator lacks ready access to both sides of the neo-tissue. For tissue-replacement, spherical retinoids are unable to interact simultaneously with the host retinal pigment epithelium and remaining neurosensory retina...
October 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127661/investigations-to-extend-viability-of-a-rainbow-trout-primary-gill-cell-culture
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Richard J Maunder, Matthew G Baron, Stewart F Owen, Awadhesh N Jha
The primary culture of fish gill cells can provide functional, cell diverse, model in vitro platforms able to tolerate an aqueous exposure analogous to in vivo tissues. The utility of such models could be extended to a variety of longer term exposure scenarios if a method could be established to extend culture viability when exposed to water for longer periods. Here we report findings of a series of experiments to establish increased longevity, as monitored by culture transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and concurrent histological developments...
November 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120819/towards-a-defined-ecm-and-small-molecule-based-monolayer-culture-system-for-the-expansion-of-mouse-and-human-intestinal-stem-cells
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Zhixiang Tong, Keir Martyn, Andy Yang, Xiaolei Yin, Benjamin E Mead, Nitin Joshi, Nicholas E Sherman, Robert S Langer, Jeffrey M Karp
Current ISC culture systems face significant challenges such as animal-derived or undefined matrix compositions, batch-to-batch variability (e.g. Matrigel-based organoid culture), and complexity of assaying cell aggregates such as organoids which renders the research and clinical translation of ISCs challenging. Here, through screening for suitable ECM components, we report a defined, collagen based monolayer culture system that supports the growth of mouse and human intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) enriched for an Lgr5(+) population comparable or higher to the levels found in a standard Matrigel-based organoid culture...
October 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119608/synthetic-aav-crispr-vectors-for-blocking-hiv-1-expression-in-persistently-infected-astrocytes
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Christine Kunze, Kathleen Börner, Eike Kienle, Tanja Orschmann, Ejona Rusha, Martha Schneider, Milena Radivojkov-Blagojevic, Micha Drukker, Sabrina Desbordes, Dirk Grimm, Ruth Brack-Werner
Astrocytes, the most abundant cells in the mammalian brain, perform key functions and are involved in several neurodegenerative diseases. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can persist in astrocytes, contributing to the HIV burden and neurological dysfunctions in infected individuals. While a comprehensive approach to HIV cure must include the targeting of HIV-1 in astrocytes, dedicated tools for this purpose are still lacking. Here we report a novel Adeno-associated virus-based vector (AAV9P1) with a synthetic surface peptide for transduction of astrocytes...
November 9, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119484/clinically-amendable-defined-and-rapid-induction-of-human-brain-organoids-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Jeremy M Crook
Human brain organoids provide opportunities to produce three-dimensional (3D) brain-like tissues for biomedical research and translational drug discovery, toxicology, and tissue replacement. Here we describe a protocol for rapid and defined induction of brain organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), using commercially available culture and differentiation media and a cheap, easy to handle and clinically approved semisynthetic hydrogel. Importantly, the methodology is uncomplicated, well-defined, and reliable for reproducible and scalable organoid generation, and amendable to principles of current good laboratory practice (cGLP), with the potential for prospective adaptation to current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) toward clinical compliance...
November 9, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118367/impaired-oxidative-stress-response-characterizes-huwe1-promoted-x-linked-intellectual-disability
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Matthias Bosshard, Rossana Aprigliano, Cristina Gattiker, Vuk Palibrk, Enni Markkanen, Paul Hoff Backe, Stefania Pellegrino, F Lucy Raymond, Guy Froyen, Matthias Altmeyer, Magnar Bjørås, Grigory L Dianov, Barbara van Loon
Mutations in the HECT, UBA and WWE domain-containing 1 (HUWE1) E3 ubiquitin ligase cause neurodevelopmental disorder X-linked intellectual disability (XLID). HUWE1 regulates essential processes such as genome integrity maintenance. Alterations in the genome integrity and accumulation of mutations have been tightly associated with the onset of neurodevelopmental disorders. Though HUWE1 mutations are clearly implicated in XLID and HUWE1 regulatory functions well explored, currently much is unknown about the molecular basis of HUWE1-promoted XLID...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117559/an-eye-organoid-approach-identifies-six3-suppression-of-r-spondin-2-as-a-critical-step-in-mouse-neuroretina-differentiation
#17
Nozomu Takata, Deepti Abbey, Luciano Fiore, Sandra Acosta, Ruopeng Feng, Hyea Jin Gil, Alfonso Lavado, Xin Geng, Ashley Interiano, Geoffrey Neale, Mototsugu Eiraku, Yoshiki Sasai, Guillermo Oliver
Recent advances in self-organizing, 3-dimensional tissue cultures of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provided an in vitro model that recapitulates many aspects of the in vivo developmental steps. Using Rax-GFP-expressing ESCs, newly generated Six3(-/-) iPSCs, and conditional null Six3(delta/f);Rax-Cre ESCs, we identified Six3 repression of R-spondin 2 (Rspo2) as a required step during optic vesicle morphogenesis and neuroretina differentiation. We validated these results in vivo by showing that transient ectopic expression of Rspo2 in the anterior neural plate of transgenic mouse embryos was sufficient to inhibit neuroretina differentiation...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116005/composite-intestinal-adenoma-microcarcinoid-in-the-colon-and-rectum-a-case-series-and-historical-review
#18
Mi-Jung Kim, Eun-Jung Lee, Do Sun Kim, Doo Han Lee, Eui Gon Youk, Hyun-Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: Composite intestinal adenoma-microcarcinoid (CIAM) is a rare colorectal lesion that mostly comprises a conventional adenomatous component with a minute proportion of neuroendocrine (NE) component. Although microcarcinoids are well-recognized in the setting of chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, large intestinal microcarcinoids associated with intestinal adenoma are exceedingly rare and their clinicopathologic characteristics are yet to be elucidated...
November 7, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113809/mir21-drives-resistance-to-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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Andrea Lampis, Pietro Carotenuto, Georgios Vlachogiannis, Luciano Cascione, Somaieh Hedayat, Rosemary Burke, Paul Clarke, Else Bosma, Michele Simbolo, Aldo Scarpa, Sijia Yu, Rebecca Cole, Elizabeth Smyth, Javier Fernández Mateos, Ruwaida Begum, Blanka Hezelova, Zakaria Eltahir, Andrew Wotherspoon, Nicos Fotiadis, Maria Antonietta Bali, Chirag Nepal, Khurum Khan, Mark Stubbs, Jens C Hahne, Pierluigi Gasparini, Vincenza Guzzardo, Carlo M Croce, Suzanne Eccles, Matteo Fassan, David Cunningham, Jesper B Andersen, Paul Workman, Nicola Valeri, Chiara Braconi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cholangiocarcinomas (CCA) are resistant to chemotherapy, so new therapeutic agents are needed. We performed a screen to identify small molecule compounds that are active against CCAs. Levels of microRNA 21 (MIR21 or miRNA21) are increased in CCAs. We investigated whether miRNA21 mediates resistance of CCA cells and organoids to HSP90 inhibitors. METHODS: We performed a high-throughput screen of 484 small molecule compounds to identify those that reduced viability of 6 human CCA cell lines...
November 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110754/bacterial-colonization-stimulates-a-complex-physiological-response-in-the-immature-human-intestinal-epithelium
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David R Hill, Sha Huang, Melinda S Nagy, Veda K Yadagiri, Courtney Fields, Dishari Mukherjee, Brooke Bons, Priya H Dedhia, Alana M Chin, Yu-Hwai Tsai, Shrikar Thodla, Thomas M Schmidt, Seth Walk, Vincent B Young, Jason R Spence
The human gastrointestinal tract is immature at birth, yet must adapt to dramatic changes such as oral nutrition and microbial colonization. The confluence of these factors can lead to severe inflammatory disease in premature infants; however, investigating complex environment-host interactions is difficult due to limited access to immature human tissue. Here, we demonstrate that the epithelium of human pluripotent stem cell-derived human intestinal organoids is globally similar to the immature human epithelium and we utilize HIOs to investigate complex host-microbe interactions in this naïve epithelium...
November 7, 2017: ELife
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