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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547570/the-effect-of-iloprost-on-cell-proliferation-and-angiogenesis-related-gene-expression-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Thanomsuk Jearanaiphaisarn, Teeranuch Sanharati, Prasit Pavasant, Chalida Nakalekha Limjeerajarus
Periodontal ligament is considered a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells for pulp regeneration. This study investigated the effect of iloprost, a prostacyclin analog, on cell proliferation and the expression of angiogenesis-related genes in human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLs) in vitro. The hPDLs were treated with 10(-9)-10(-6) M iloprost for 1, 6 and 24 h. Cell proliferation was determined by an MTT assay. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), alpha-1 type I collagen (COL1), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) mRNA expression were determined by semi-quantitative and qPCR...
May 25, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545562/the-inhibition-of-fgf-receptor-1-activity-mediates-sorafenib-antiproliferative-effects-in-human-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-tumor-initiating-cells
#2
Alessandra Pattarozzi, Elisa Carra, Roberto E Favoni, Roberto Würth, Daniela Marubbi, Rosa Angela Filiberti, Luciano Mutti, Tullio Florio, Federica Barbieri, Antonio Daga
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, characterized by rapid progression and high mortality. Persistence of tumor-initiating cells (TICs, or cancer stem cells) after cytotoxic drug treatment is responsible for tumor relapse, and represents one of the main reasons for the poor prognosis of mesothelioma. In fact, identification of the molecules affecting TIC viability is still a significant challenge. METHODS: TIC-enriched cultures were obtained from 10 human malignant pleural mesotheliomas and cultured in vitro...
May 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543863/prmt8-controls-the-pluripotency-and-mesodermal-fate-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-enhancing-the-pi3k-akt-sox2-axis
#3
Ho-Chang Jeong, Soon-Jung Park, Jong-Jin Choi, Young-Hyun Go, Soon-Ki Hong, Ok-Seon Kwon, Joong-Gon Shin, Rae-Kwon Kim, Mi-Ok Lee, Su-Jae Lee, Hyoung Doo Shin, Sung-Hwan Moon, Hyuk-Jin Cha
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) supplementation is critical to maintain the pluripotency of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) through activation of PI3K/AKT, rather than MEK/ERK pathway. Thus, elaborate molecular mechanisms that preserve PI3K/AKT signaling upon bFGF stimulation may exist in hPSCs. Protein arginine methyltransferases 8 (PRMT8) was expressed and then its level gradually decreased during spontaneous differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). PRMT8 loss- or gain-of-function studies demonstrated that PRMT8 contributed to longer maintenance of hESC pluripotency, even under bFGF-deprived conditions...
May 20, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540527/alignment-of-inducible-vascular-progenitor-cells-on-a-micro-bundle-scaffold-improves-cardiac-repair-following-myocardial-infarction
#4
Anurag Jamaiyar, Weiguo Wan, Vahagn Ohanyan, Molly Enrick, Danielle Janota, Devan Cumpston, Hokyung Song, Kelly Stevanov, Christopher L Kolz, Tatev Hakobyan, Feng Dong, Bi-Min Zhang Newby, William M Chilian, Liya Yin
Ischemic heart disease is still the leading cause of death even with the advancement of pharmaceutical therapies and surgical procedures. Early vascularization in the ischemic heart is critical for a better outcome. Although stem cell therapy has great potential for cardiovascular regeneration, the ideal cell type and delivery method of cells have not been resolved. We tested a new approach of stem cell therapy by delivery of induced vascular progenitor cells (iVPCs) grown on polymer micro-bundle scaffolds in a rat model of myocardial infarction...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539836/dual-delivery-of-ngf-and-bfgf-coacervater-ameliorates-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-via-inhibiting-schwann-cells-apoptosis
#5
Rui Li, Jianfeng Ma, Yanqing Wu, Matthew Nangle, Shuang Zou, Yiyang Li, Jiayu Yin, Yingzheng Zhao, Helin Xu, Hongyu Zhang, Xiaokun Li, Qing Song Ye, Jian Wang, Jian Xiao
Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of insidious complications that impairs neural and vascular function and ultimately leads to somatic and visceral denervation. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) are important neurotrophic factors for stimulating angiogenesis and improving peripheral nerve function. Administrating a single factor has good therapeutic effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). However, the short half-life and rapid diffusion of growth factors under physiological conditions limits its clinical applications...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532022/a-novel-grapheme-oxide-modified-collagen-chitosan-bio-film-for-controlled-growth-factor-release-in-wound-healing-applications
#6
Ting Liu, Weihua Dan, Nianhua Dan, Xinhua Liu, Xuexu Liu, Xu Peng
Collagen-chitosan composite film modified with grapheme oxide (GO) and 1-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), termed CC-G-E film, was loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as the development of an efficacious wound healing device. In this study we report a novel drug delivery system that prevents the initial burst release and loss of bioactivity of drugs in vitro and in vivo applications. The results showed that CC-G-E film possessed improved thermal stability and a higher rate of crosslinking with increased mechanical properties when the dosage of GO was between 0...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529944/optimization-of-time-for-neural-stem-cells-transplantation-for-brain-stroke-in-rats
#7
Seyyed Mohyeddin Ziaee, Parisa Tabeshmehr, Khawaja Husnain Haider, Majidreza Farrokhi, Abdolhamid Shariat, Atena Amiri, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Despite encouraging data in terms of neurological outcome, stem cell based therapy for ischemic stroke in experimental models and human patients is still hampered by multiple as yet un-optimized variables, i.e., time of intervention, that significantly influence the prognosis. The aim of the present study was to delineate the optimum time for neural stem cells (NSCs) transplantation after ischemic stroke. METHODS: The NSCs were isolated from 14 days embryo rat ganglion eminence and were cultured in NSA medium (neurobasal medium, 2% B27, 1% N2, bFGF 10 ng/mL, EGF 20 ng/mL and 1% pen/strep)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526301/mfg-e8-reprogramming-of-macrophages-promotes-wound-healing-by-increased-bfgf-production-and-fibroblast-functions
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Patrick Laplante, Frédéric Brillant-Marquis, Marie-Joëlle Brissette, Benjamin Joannette-Pilon, Romain Cayrol, Victor Kokta, Jean-François Cailhier
Macrophages are essential for tissue repair. They have a crucial role in cutaneous wound healing, participating actively in the inflammation phase of the process. Unregulated macrophage activation may, however, represent a source of excessive inflammation leading to abnormal wound healing and hypertrophic scars. Our research group has demonstrated that apoptotic endothelial and epithelial cells secrete Milk Fat Globule Epidermal Growth Factor-8 (MFG-E8), which has the ability to reprogram macrophages from a M1 (pro-inflammatory) to a M2 (anti-inflammatory pro-repair) phenotype...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525344/morphometric-abnormalities-in-spleen-and-kidney-of-the-progeny-of-mice-fed-american-cranberry-extract-vaccinium-macrocarpon-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
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B J Bałan, S Lewicki, A K Siwicki, M Stelmasiak, P Skopiński, E Skopińska-Różewska, A Wasiutyński, R Zdanowski
Cranberries and cranberry-derived diet supplements are often recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infections, also during pregnancy. These products contain strongly anti-angiogenic chemical compounds which could not be indifferent to the developing fetus. In the present work we evaluated the effect of feeding pregnant and lactating mice American cranberry extract (daily dose 0.88 mg) on the morphology and some parameters of spleen and kidney function of their adult progeny. Six weeks after delivery the morphometry of spleen and kidney, cytometric analysis of spleen lymphocytes, evaluation of humoral response to SRBC (Sheep Red Blood Cells), and examination of serum creatinine/urea concentration, were performed in the offspring...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515157/carboxyamidotriazole-synergizes-with-sorafenib-to-combat-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-inhibition-of-nanog-and-aggravation-of-apoptosis
#10
Chen Chen, Rui Ju, Jing Shi, Wei Chen, Fangrui Sun, Lei Zhu, Juan Li, Dechang Zhang, Caiying Ye, Lei Guo
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. In this study, we investigated the combination of carboxyamidotriazole (CAI) and sorafenib in NSCLC in vitro and in vivo, to test whether CAI enhances the antitumor effects of sorafenib and reduces its side effects. The combination index (CI) showed that co-administration of CAI and sorafenib synergistically inhibited the proliferation of NSCLC cells (Lewis lung carcinoma, A549, NCI-H1975). The cell death led by the treatment of combination drugs was attributed to apoptosis which was accompanied with activation of caspase 3 and poly ADP-ribose polymerase...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511663/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-reduces-scar-by-inhibiting-the-differentiation-of-epidermal-stem-cells-to-myofibroblasts-via-the-notch1-jagged1-pathway
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Peng Wang, Bin Shu, Yingbin Xu, Jiayuan Zhu, Jian Liu, Ziheng Zhou, Lei Chen, Jingling Zhao, Xusheng Liu, Shaohai Qi, Kun Xiong, Julin Xie
BACKGROUND: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays an important role in promoting wound healing and reducing scar, but the possible molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Our previous studies have found that activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway can inhibit the differentiation of epidermal stem cells (ESCs) to myofibroblasts (MFB). Herein, we document that bFGF reduces scar by inhibiting the differentiation of ESCs to MFB via activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway. METHODS: In in-vitro study, ESCs were isolated from 10 neonatal SD rats (1-3 days old), cultured in keratinocyte serum-free medium, and divided into six groups: bFGF group, bFGF + SU5402 group, bFGF + DAPT group, siJagged1 group, bFGF + siJagged1 group, and control group...
May 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508471/needleless-emulsion-electrospinning-for-the-regulated-delivery-of-susceptible-proteins
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Matej Buzgo, Eva Filova, Andrea Mickova Staffa, Michala Rampichova, Miroslav Doupnik, Karolina Vocetkova, Vera Lukasova, Radka Kolcun, David Lukas, Alois Necas, Evzen Amler
In the present work, we developed a novel needleless emulsion electrospinning technique which improves the production rate of the core/shell production process. The nanofibers are based on PCL as a continuous phase combined with a droplet phase based on Pluronic F-68 (PF-68). The PCL-PF-68 nanofibers show a time-regulated release of active molecules. Needleless emulsion electrospinning was used to encapsulate diverse set of compounds to the core phase (i.e. 5-DTAF-PF68, horseradish peroxidase (HRP), TRITC-dextran, insulin growth factor I (IGF-I), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF))...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500362/microrna-195-inhibits-human-gastric-cancer-by-directly-targeting-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor
#13
J Wang, L Li, M Jiang, Y Li
PURPOSE: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the fatal malignancies worldwide with high occurrences but poor outcomes. bFGF has been shown to play significant roles in GC. Yet, whether bFGF affects the development of GC is less studied. METHODS: MicroRNA assays, real-time PCR, and western blot were conducted for expression analysis of miR-195-5p and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Luciferase activity was measured with mutated bFGF 3'-UTR sequence at the 3' end of the luciferase gene...
May 12, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493650/pro-survival-redox-signalling-in-progesterone-mediated-retinal-neuroprotection
#14
Ana M Ruiz Lopez, Sarah L Roche, Alice C Wyse Jackson, Jennifer N Moloney, Ashleigh M Byrne, Thomas G Cotter
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of hereditary retinal diseases, characterised by photoreceptor cell loss. Despite a substantial understanding of the mechanisms leading to cell death, an effective therapeutic strategy is sought. Our laboratory has previously demonstrated the neuroprotective properties of Norgestrel, a progesterone analogue, in the degenerating retina, mediated in part by the neurotrophic factor basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). In other retinal studies, we have also presented a pro-survival role for reactive oxygen species (ROS), downstream of bFGF...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478981/effects-of-noggin-transfected-neural-stem-cells-on-neural-functional-recovery-and-underlying-mechanism-in-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#15
Jun-de Zhu, Jun-Jie Wang, Guo Ge, Chao-Sheng Kang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate neuroprotection of noggin-transfected neural stem cells (NSCs) against focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in rats. METHODS: Eighty Wistar rats were randomly divided into the sham, IRI, NSCs, and noggin + NSCs groups. Noggin containing adenoviral vectors was transfected into rat NSCs. Rats were subjected to 2.0 hours middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion 1.0 hour, followed by infusion into the lateral ventricles of NSCs alone, noggin-transfected NSCs, and saline at 3 days in the NSCs, noggin + NSCs, and sham groups, respectively...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477135/lentiviral-reprogramming-of-a-t-patient-fibroblasts-to-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
Sam Nayler, Sergei V Kozlov, Martin F Lavin, Ernst Wolvetang
Reprogramming of cells enables generation of pluripotent stem cells and resulting progeny through directed differentiation, making this technology an invaluable tool for the study of human development and disease. Reprogramming occurs with a wide range of efficiency, a culmination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors including the tissue of origin, the passage number and culture history of the target cells. Another major factor affecting reprogramming is the methodology used and the quality of the reprogramming process itself, including for conventional viral-based approaches viral titer and subsequent viral transduction efficiency, including downstream transgene insertion and stoichiometry...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474621/feeder-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-free-culture-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-role-of-conditioned-medium-from-immortalized-human-feeders
#17
Pooja Teotia, Shilpa Sharma, Balram Airan, Sujata Mohanty
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines are commonly maintained on inactivated feeder cells, in the medium supplemented with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). However, limited availability of feeder cells in culture, and the high cost of growth factors limit their use in scalable expansion of hESC cultures for clinical application. Here, we describe an efficient and cost-effective feeder and bFGF-free culture of hESCs using conditioned medium (CM) from immortalized feeder cells...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474536/comments-on-an-overview-of-protocols-for-the-neural-induction-of-dental-and-oral-stem-cells-in-vitro-article-in-tissue-engineering-part-b-heng-et-al-february-2016-doi-10-1089-ten-teb-2015-0488
#18
Orsolya Pall, Bela Varga Varga, Pierre-Yves Collart-Dutilleul, Csilla Gergely, Frédéric Cuisinier
We read with interest the review of Heng et al.(2016). The article summarizes a wide range of protocols about the in vitro neurodifferentiation of different dental and oral stem cells. Our research group is also interested in the study of neurogenic potential of dental pulp stem cells, so we were pleased to find such a detailed and comprehensive review about this topic. Unfortunately when reading carefully the article, we observed numerous errors regarding for example the quantity of the products in several protocols...
May 5, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474535/long-term-propagation-of-porcine-undifferentiated-spermatogonia
#19
Pengfei Zhang, Xiaoxu Chen, Yi Zheng, Jinsheng Zhu, Yuwei Qin, Yinghua Lv, Wenxian Zeng
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) provide the foundation for spermatogenesis and fertility throughout the adult life of a male. Genetic manipulations of SSCs combined with germ cell transplantation present a novel approach for gene therapy and production of genetically modified animals. However, the rarity of SSCs within mammalian testes remains an impediment to related applications that require sufficient numbers of SSCs, making in vitro expansion of SSCs a prerequisite. Nevertheless, long-term culture systems of SSCs from large animals have not been established yet...
May 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472181/hypertrophic-scar-regression-is-linked-to-the-occurrence-of-endothelial-dysfunction
#20
Xi-Qiao Wang, Fei Song, Ying-Kai Liu
Most microvessels have been shown to become stenosed or completely occluded during hypertrophic scar progression. Here, we examined the morphology of capillary endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts using immunofluorescence staining for CD31 and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and electron microscopy. In addition, ECs and fibroblasts were isolated from scar tissues, and the levels of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), endothelin 1 (ET-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) were assayed using ELISAs...
2017: PloS One
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