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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126435/human-amnion-cells-reverse-acute-and-chronic-pulmonary-damage-in-experimental-neonatal-lung-injury
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Dandan Zhu, Jean Tan, Amina S Maleken, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Kirstin Elgass, Bryan Leaw, Joanne Mockler, Daniel Chambers, Kristen T Leeman, Carla F Kim, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a significant contributor to infant mortality and morbidity. While human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have shown promise in small and large animal models of BPD, there is scarce information on long-term benefit and clinically relevant questions surrounding administration strategy remain unanswered. In assessing the therapeutic potential of hAECs, we investigated the impact of cell dosage, administration routes and timing of treatment in a pre-clinical model of BPD...
November 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114223/the-human-amnion-epithelial-cell-secretome-decreases-hepatic-fibrosis-in-mice-with-chronic-liver-fibrosis
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Majid Alhomrani, Jeanne Correia, Marcus Zavou, Bryan Leaw, Nathan Kuk, Rong Xu, Mohamed I Saad, Alexander Hodge, David W Greening, Rebecca Lim, William Sievert
Background: Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the primary collagen-secreting cells in the liver. While HSCs are the major cell type involved in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis, hepatic macrophages also play an important role in mediating fibrogenesis and fibrosis resolution. Previously, we observed a reduction in HSC activation, proliferation, and collagen synthesis following exposure to human amnion epithelial cells (hAEC) and hAEC-conditioned media (hAEC-CM). This suggested that specific factors secreted by hAEC might be effective in ameliorating liver fibrosis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030612/healing-of-preterm-ruptured-fetal-membranes
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Haruta Mogami, Annavarapu Hari Kishore, Yucel Akgul, R Ann Word
Preterm premature rupture of membrane (pPROM) is associated with 30-40% of preterm births. Infection is considered a leading cause of pPROM due to increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines in amniotic fluid. Only 30%, however, are positive for microbial organisms by amniotic fluid culture. Interestingly, in some pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM), membranes heal spontaneously and pregnancy continues until term. Here, we investigated mechanisms of amnion healing. Using a preclinical mouse model, we found that small ruptures of the fetal membrane closed within 72 h whereas healing of large ruptures was only 40%...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962704/cigarette-smoke-condensate-affects-the-retinoid-pathway-in-human-amnion
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Marion Rouzaire, Aurélie Comptour, Corinne Belville, Damien Bouvier, Vincent Sapin, Denis Gallot, Loïc Blanchon
INTRODUCTION: The preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a frequent pathology responsible of more than 30% of preterm births. Tobacco smoking is one of the most frequently described risk factors identified and contributes to the pre term weakening of fetal membranes. As previously demonstrated, all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) regulates several genes involved in the extracellular matrix dynamics, an essential actor in fetal membrane ruptures. We hypothesized that cigarette smoke may affect this pathway in human amnion...
October 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941321/solubilized-amnion-membrane-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-accelerates-full-thickness-wound-healing
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Sean V Murphy, Aleksander Skardal, Lujie Song, Khiry Sutton, Rebecca Haug, David L Mack, John Jackson, Shay Soker, Anthony Atala
The early and effective treatment of wounds is vital to ensure proper wound closure and healing with appropriate functional and cosmetic outcomes. The use of human amnion membranes for wound care has been shown to be safe and effective. However, the difficulty in handling and placing thin sheets of membrane, and the high costs associated with the use of living cellularized tissue has limited the clinical application of amniotic membrane wound healing products. Here, we describe a novel amnion membrane-derived product, processed to result in a cell-free solution, while maintaining high concentrations of cell-derived cytokines and growth factors...
November 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922348/stem-cell-biology-and-regenerative-medicine-for-neonatal-lung-diseases
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Martin Kang, Bernard Thébaud
Lung diseases remain one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Cell therapy and regenerative medicine have the potential to revolutionize the management of life-threatening and debilitating lung diseases that currently lack effective treatments. Over the past decade, the repair capabilities of stem/progenitor cells have been harnessed to prevent/rescue lung damage in experimental neonatal lung diseases. Mesenchymal stromal cells and amnion epithelial cells exert pleiotropic effects and represent ideal therapeutic cells for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a multifactorial disease...
October 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878671/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-safety-of-intravenously-administered-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-for-the-treatment-of-hepatic-fibrosis
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Rebecca Lim, Alexander Hodge, Gregory Moore, Euan M Wallace, William Sievert
Liver cirrhosis is the 6th leading cause of death in adults aged 15-59 years in high-income countries. For many who progress to cirrhosis, the only prospect for survival is liver transplantation. While there is some indication that mesenchymal stem cells may be useful in reversing established liver fibrosis, there are limitations to their widespread use - namely their rarity, the need for extensive serial passaging and the associated potential for genomic instability and cellular senescence. To this end, we propose the use of allogeneic amnion epithelial cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864003/vesicular-uptake-of-macromolecules-by-human-placental-amniotic-epithelial-cells
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Rita Sharshiner, Robert A Brace, Cecilia Y Cheung
INTRODUCTION: Studies in animal models have shown that unidirectional vesicular transport of amniotic fluid across the amnion plays a primary role in regulating amniotic fluid volume. Our objective was to explore vesicle type, vesicular uptake and intracellular distribution of vesicles in human amnion cells using high- and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. METHODS: Placental amnion was obtained at cesarean section and amnion cells were prepared and cultured...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858636/damage-associated-molecular-pattern-markers-hmgb1-and-cell-free-fetal-telomere-fragments-in-oxidative-stressed-amnion-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes
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Samantha Sheller-Miller, Rheanna Urrabaz-Garza, George Saade, Ramkumar Menon
Term labor in humans is associated with increased oxidative stress (OS) -induced senescence and damages to amnion epithelial cells (AECs). Senescent fetal cells release alarmin high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and cell-free fetal telomere fragments (cffTF) which can be carried by exosomes to other uterine tissues to produce parturition-associated inflammatory changes. This study characterized AEC-derived exosomes under normal and OS conditions and their packaging of HMGB1 and cffTF. Primary AECs were treated with either standard media or oxidative stress-induced media (exposure to cigarette smoke extract for 48h)...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854866/histopathological-alterations-in-fetal-membranes-of-women-with-endometriosis
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Louis Marcellin, Céline Méhats, Jean Gogusev
Previously, we reported endometriotic-like decidual lesions in contact with the fetal membranes (FMs) in 11 pregnant women with severe endometriosis. In this report, an extensive histomorphological analysis was performed on the FMs of 19 pregnant women with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) at term pregnancy and who delivered by cesarean delivery before labor. On gross examination, all samples showed increased thickness, de novo microvessel formation, and small-size excrescences distributed along the membrane circumference...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677080/comparison-of-impact-of-two-decontamination-solutions-on-the-viability-of-the-cells-in-human-amnion
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Ingrida Smeringaiova, Peter Trosan, Miluse Berka Mrstinova, Jan Matecha, Jan Burkert, Jan Bednar, Katerina Jirsova
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) is used as an allograft in regenerative medicine or as a source of pluripotent cells for stem cell research. Various decontamination protocols and solutions are used to sterilize HAM before its application, but little is known about the toxicity of disinfectants on HAM cells. In this study, we tested two decontamination solutions, commercial (BASE·128) and laboratory decontamination solution (LDS), with an analogous content of antimycotic/antibiotics for their cytotoxic effect on HAM epithelial (EC) and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC)...
July 4, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632450/combinations-of-activin-a-or-nicotinamide-with-the-pancreatic-transcription-factor-pdx1-support-differentiation-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-toward-a-pancreatic-lineage
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Shruti Balaji, Yu Zhou, Emmanuel C Opara, Shay Soker
The differentiation of multipotent stem cells toward a pancreatic lineage provides us with an alternative cell-based therapeutic approach to type 1 diabetes and enables us to study pancreas development. The current study aims to study the effect of growth factors such as activin A or nicotinamide, alone and in combinations with the transcription factor, PDX1 (pancreatic and duodenal homeobox-1), on human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) toward a pancreatic lineage. Ectopic expression of Pdx1 followed by treatment of hAECs with nicotinamide for 4 days resulted in strong induction of pancreatic endoderm and pancreatic progenitor genes, including NKX6...
August 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562170/pigment-epithelial-derived-factor-in-human-fetal-membranes
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Cecilia Stalberg, Nathalia Noda, Jossimara Polettini, Bo Jacobson, Ramkumar Menon
OBJECTIVE: Our main objective was to document, pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF), a secreted serine protease inhibitor with anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties, expression in human fetal membranes from preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (pPROM) and in in vitro cultures stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE) or lipopolysaccharides (LPS), two major risk factors for pPROM (behavioral and bacterial, respectively). METHOD: We documented PEDF mRNA expression in clinical samples of fetal membranes from patients with pPROM using quantitative RT-PCR...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541092/amniotic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-exhibit-preferential-osteogenic-and-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-enhanced-matrix-production-compared-with-adipose-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Natasha Topoluk, Richard Hawkins, John Tokish, Jeremy Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic efficacy of various mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) types for orthopaedic applications is currently being investigated. While the concept of MSC therapy is well grounded in the basic science of healing and regeneration, little is known about individual MSC populations in terms of their propensity to promote the repair and/or regeneration of specific musculoskeletal tissues. Two promising MSC sources, adipose and amnion, have each demonstrated differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) production in the setting of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration...
September 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487023/redefining-3dimensional-placental-membrane-microarchitecture-using-multiphoton-microscopy-and-optical-clearing
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Lauren Richardson, Gracie Vargas, Tyra Brown, Lorenzo Ochoa, Jayshil Trivedi, Marian Kacerovský, Martha Lappas, Ramkumar Menon
INTRODUCTION: Remodeling of human placental membranes (amniochorionic or fetalmembrane) throughout gestation, a necessity to accommodate increasing uterine volume, involves continuous alterations (replacement of cells and remodeling of extracellular matrix). Methodologic limitations have obscured microscopic determination of cellular and layer-level alterations. This study used a combination of advanced imaging by multiphoton autofluorescence microscopy (MPAM) and second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy along with tissue optical clearing to characterize the 3Dimensional multilayer organization of placental membranes...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411944/differentiation-of-amniotic-epithelial-cells-into-various-liver-cell-types-and-potential-therapeutic-applications
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Maura Fanti, Roberto Gramignoli, Monica Serra, Erika Cadoni, Stephen C Strom, Fabio Marongiu
The aim of Regenerative Medicine is to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs in order to restore normal function. Among all organs, the liver is endowed with remarkable regenerative capacity. Nonetheless, there are conditions in which this ability is impaired, and the use of isolated cells, including stem cells, is being considered as a possible therapeutic tool for the management of chronic hepatic disease. Placenta holds great promise for the field of regenerative medicine. It has long been used for the treatment of skin lesions and in ophthalmology, due to its ability to modulate inflammation and promote healing...
March 30, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388726/the-role-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-amniotic-membrane-rupture
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Carla Janzen, Suvajit Sen, Margarida Y Y Lei, Marina Gagliardi de Assumpcao, John Challis, Gautam Chaudhuri
Context: Biochemical weakening of the amnion is a major factor preceding preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROMs), leading to preterm birth. Activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is known to play a key role in collagen degradation of the amnion; however, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) that is also induced by MMP activation has not been investigated as a mechanism for amnion weakening. Objective: To measure amniotic EMT associated with vaginal delivery (VD) compared with unlabored cesarean sections (CSs), and to assess changes in amniotic mechanical strength with pharmacologic inhibitors and inducers of EMT, thus testing the hypothesis that EMT is a key biochemical event that promotes amniotic rupture...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371562/amnion-epithelial-cells-promote-lung-repair-via-lipoxin-a4
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Jean L Tan, Yan Z Tan, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Joanne C Mockler, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have been shown to possess potent immunomodulatory properties across a number of disease models. Recently, we reported that hAECs influence macrophage polarization and activity, and that this step was dependent on regulatory T cells. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of hAEC-derived proresolution lipoxin-A4 (LXA4) on T-cell, macrophage, and neutrophil phenotype and function during the acute phase of bleomycin-induced lung injury. Using C57Bl6 mice, we administered 4 million hAECs intraperitoneally 24 hours after bleomycin challenge...
April 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346529/human-amnion-epithelial-cells-modulate-the-inflammatory-response-to-ventilation-in-preterm-lambs
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Jacqueline M Melville, Courtney A McDonald, Robert J Bischof, Graeme R Polglase, Rebecca Lim, Euan M Wallace, Graham Jenkin, Timothy J Moss
Ventilation of preterm neonates causes pulmonary inflammation that can contribute to lung injury, propagate systemically and result in long-term disease. Modulation of this initial response may reduce lung injury and its sequelae. We aimed to determine the effect of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) on immune activation and lung injury in preterm neonatal lambs. Preterm lambs received intratracheal hAECs (90x106) or vehicle, prior to 2 h of mechanical ventilation. Within 5 min of ventilation onset, lambs also received intravenous hAECs (90x106) or vehicle...
2017: PloS One
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