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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445465/assembly-of-functionally-integrated-human-forebrain-spheroids
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Fikri Birey, Jimena Andersen, Christopher D Makinson, Saiful Islam, Wu Wei, Nina Huber, H Christina Fan, Kimberly R Cordes Metzler, Georgia Panagiotakos, Nicholas Thom, Nancy A O'Rourke, Lars M Steinmetz, Jonathan A Bernstein, Joachim Hallmayer, John R Huguenard, Sergiu P Paşca
The development of the nervous system involves a coordinated succession of events including the migration of GABAergic (γ-aminobutyric-acid-releasing) neurons from ventral to dorsal forebrain and their integration into cortical circuits. However, these interregional interactions have not yet been modelled with human cells. Here we generate three-dimensional spheroids from human pluripotent stem cells that resemble either the dorsal or ventral forebrain and contain cortical glutamatergic or GABAergic neurons...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442989/perinatal-brain-injury-as-a-consequence-of-preterm-birth-and-intrauterine-inflammation-designing-targeted-stem-cell-therapies
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REVIEW
Madison C B Paton, Courtney A McDonald, Beth J Allison, Michael C Fahey, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Chorioamnionitis is a major cause of preterm birth and brain injury. Bacterial invasion of the chorion and amnion, and/or the placenta, can lead to a fetal inflammatory response, which in turn has significant adverse consequences for the developing fetal brain. Accordingly, there is a strong causal link between chorioamnionitis, preterm brain injury and the pathogenesis of severe postnatal neurological deficits and cerebral palsy. Currently there are no treatments to protect or repair against brain injury in preterm infants born after pregnancy compromised by intrauterine infection...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438527/the-baf-brg1-brm-associated-factor-chromatin-remodeling-complex-exhibits-ethanol-sensitivity-in-fetal-neural-progenitor-cells-and-regulates-transcription-at-the-mir-9-2-encoding-gene-locus
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Sasha G Burrowes, Nihal A Salem, Alexander M Tseng, Sridevi Balaraman, Marisa R Pinson, Cadianna Garcia, Rajesh C Miranda
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a leading cause of intellectual disability worldwide. Previous studies have shown that developmental ethanol exposure results in loss of microRNAs (miRNAs), including miR-9, and loss of these miRNAs, in turn, mediates some of ethanol's teratogenic effects in the developing brain. We previously found that ethanol increased methylation at the miR-9-2 encoding gene locus in mouse fetal neural stem cells (NSC), advancing a mechanism for epigenetic silencing of this locus and consequently, miR-9 loss in NSCs...
April 7, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437592/cover-image-volume-232-number-8-august-2017
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Anjali Somal, Irfan A Bhat, Indu B, Anuj P Singh, Bibhudatta S K Panda, Perumal A Desingu, Sriti Pandey, Mukesh K Bharti, Amar Pal, Guttula Saikumar, Vikash Chandra, Guttula Taru Sharma
Cover: The cover image, by Guttula Taru Sharma et al., is based on the Original Research Article Impact of Cryopreservation on Caprine Fetal Adnexa Derived Stem Cells and Its Evaluation for Growth Kinetics, Phenotypic Characterization, and Wound Healing Potential in Xenogenic Rat Model, DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25731.
August 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436588/reduced-erg-dosage-impairs-survival-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Ying Xie, Mia Lee Koch, Xin Zhang, Melanie J Hamblen, Frank J Godinho, Yuko Fujiwara, Huafeng Xie, Jan-Henning Klusmann, Stuart H Orkin, Zhe Li
ERG, an ETS family transcription factor frequently overexpressed in human leukemia, has been implicated as a key regulator of hematopoietic stem cells. However, how ERG controls normal hematopoiesis, particularly at the stem and progenitor cell level, and how it contributes to leukemogenesis remain incompletely understood. Using homologous recombination, we generated an Erg knockdown allele (Erg(kd) ) in which Erg expression can be conditionally restored by Cre recombinase. Erg(kd/kd) animals die at E10.5-E11...
April 24, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428049/stem-cells-for-retinal-disease-a-perspective-on-the-promise-and-perils
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Rajesh C Rao, Vaidehi S Dedania, Mark W Johnson
PURPOSE: To summarize key concepts, and early safety and efficacy signals from clinical trials for stem/progenitor cell-based interventions for retinal disease. DESIGN: Interpretive essay. METHODS: Review and synthesis of selected recent reports of stem/progenitor cell-based approaches for retinal disease, with interpretation and perspective. RESULTS: Stem/progenitor cell-based interventions represent a novel class of potential therapies for retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal dystrophies, and others...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424008/olfactory-development-part-2-neuroanatomic-maturation-and-dysgeneses
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Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat
Olfactory axons project from nasal epithelium to the primitive telencephalon before olfactory bulbs form. Olfactory bulb neurons do not differentiate in situ but arrive via the rostral migratory stream. Synaptic glomeruli and concentric laminar architecture are unlike other cortices. Fetal olfactory maturation of neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis, and myelination remains incomplete at term and have a protracted course of postnatal development. The olfactory ventricular recess involutes postnatally but dilates in congenital hydrocephalus...
May 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421116/mitochondrial-maturation-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Dao-Fu Dai, Maria Elena Danoviz, Brian Wiczer, Michael A Laflamme, Rong Tian
Human pluripotent stem cells derived cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs) have been widely used for disease modeling, drug safety screening, and preclinical cell therapy to regenerate myocardium. Most studies have utilized PSC-CM grown in vitro for a relatively short period after differentiation. These PSC-CMs demonstrated structural, electrophysiological, and mechanical features of primitive cardiomyocytes. A few studies have extended in vitro PSC-CM culture time and reported improved maturation of structural and electromechanical properties...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418837/rapamycin-promotes-differentiation-increasing-%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-neun-and-neurod-while-suppressing-nestin-expression-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Michela Ferrucci, Francesca Biagioni, Paola Lenzi, Stefano Gambardella, Rosangela Ferese, Maria Teresa Calierno, Alessandra Falleni, Alfonso Grimaldi, Alessandro Frati, Vincenzo Esposito, Cristina Limatola, Francesco Fornai
Glioblastoma cells feature mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) up-regulation which relates to a variety of effects such as: lower survival, higher infiltration, high stemness and radio- and chemo-resistance. Recently, it was demonstrated that mTOR may produce a gene shift leading to altered protein expression. Therefore, in the present study we administered different doses of the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin to explore whether the transcription of specific genes are modified. By using a variety of methods we demonstrate that rapamycin stimulates gene transcription related to neuronal differentiation while inhibiting stemness related genes such as nestin...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418785/metabolomics-analysis-of-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reveals-differential-sensitivity-to-osteogenic-agents
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Michail E Klontzas, Spyros I Vernardis, Manolis Heliotis, Eleftherios Tsiridis, Athanasios Mantalaris
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) of fetal origin, such as umbilical cord blood MSCs (UCB MSCs), have emerged as a promising cell source for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration because of their higher proliferation potential, lack of donor site morbidity, and their off-the-shelf potential. MSCs differentiated toward the osteogenic lineage exhibit a specific metabolic phenotype characterized by reliance to oxidative phosphorylation for energy production and reduced glycolytic rates. Currently, limited information exists on the metabolic transitions at different stages of the osteogenic process after osteoinduction with different agents...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416745/stable-h3-peptide-was-delivered-by-gold-nanorods-to-inhibit-lsd1-activation-and-induce-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiation
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Xin Meng, Jianping Li, Minjuan Zheng, Lei Zuo, Chao Sun, Yongsheng Zhu, Ling Fang, Liwen Liu, Xiaodong Zhou
Recently, lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), which is the first identified histone demethylase, regulates post-translational modifications and has great promise as new targets for cancer and other diseases. Moreover, the ability of LSD1 to induce the differentiation of stem cells has attracted great attention in biological fields. In this study, we designed LSD1 peptide inhibitor based on its substrate H3 peptide. Through introducing a disulfide bond to stabilize the native peptide into alpha helical structure, we get a peptide with higher cell permeability and stability compared to its parent form...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416208/fetal-and-perinatal-stem-cells-in-cardiac-regeneration-moving-forward-to-the-paracrine-era
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C Balbi, S Bollini
Cardiovascular disease (CD) is a major burden for Western society. Regenerative medicine has provided encouraging results, yet it has not addressed the focal defects causing CD and mainly related to the inefficient repair programme of the heart. In this scenario, stem cells have been broadly investigated and their paracrine effect proposed as a possible working strategy to boost endogenous mechanisms of repair and regeneration from within the cardiac tissue. The scientific community is now focusing on identifying the most effective stem cell secretome, as the whole of bioactive factors and extracellular vesicles secreted by stem cells and endowed with regenerative potential...
April 12, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415763/low-numbers-of-pre-leukemic-fusion-genes-are-frequently-present-in-umbilical-cord-blood-without-affecting-dna-damage-response
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Pavol Kosik, Milan Skorvaga, Matus Durdik, Lukas Jakl, Ekaterina Nikitina, Eva Markova, Katarina Kozics, Eva Horvathova, Igor Belyaev
Despite widely accepted notion that many childhood leukemias are likely developed from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) with pre-leukemic fusion genes (PFG) formed in embryonic/fetal development, the data on PFG incidence in newborns are contradictive. To provide a better understanding of a prenatal origin of leukemia, umbilical cord blood from 500 newborns was screened for the presence of the most frequent PFG associated with pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This screening revealed relatively high incidence of ETV6-RUNX1, BCR-ABL1 (p190) and MLL-AF4 at very low frequencies, averaging ~14 copies per 100,000 cells...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412975/effect-of-cryopreservation-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-sheets
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Mengying Li, Cheng Feng, Xiuge Gu, Qin He, Fulan Wei
BACKGROUND: Cryopreservation has been extensively applied to the long-term storage of a diverse range of biological materials. However, no comprehensive study is currently available on the cryopreservation of periodontal ligament stem cell (PDLSC) sheets which have been suggested as excellent transplant materials for periodontal tissue regeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of cryopreservation on the structural integrity and functional viability of PDLSC sheets...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412885/antenatal-taurine-supplementation-in-fetal-rats-with-growth-restriction-improves-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-the-activities-of-rho-family-factors
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Yan Wang, Xiang-Wen Li, Jing Liu, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether antenatal taurine supplementation improves neural stem cell proliferation in rats with fetal growth restriction (FGR) through regulating the activity of Rho family factors. METHODS: FGR models were established via food restriction throughout pregnancy. Pregnant rats were randomly divided into the control group, the FGR group (given 40% of the normal daily feeding in the control group), and the Taurine group (FGR model treated with 300 mg/kg·d taurine from gestational day seven)...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411943/immunomodulatory-properties-of-human-placental-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells
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M H Abumaree, F M Abomaray, M A Alshabibi, A S AlAskar, B Kalionis
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are isolated from various fetal and adult tissues such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, cord blood and placenta. Placental MSCs (pMSCs), the main focus of this review, are relatively new MSC types that are not as intensively studied compared with bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMMSCs). MSCs modulate the immune functions of important immune cells involved in alloantigen recognition and elimination, including antigen presenting cells (APCs), T cells, B cells and natural killer (NK) cells...
April 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407288/efficient-replication-of-blood-borne-hepatitis-c-virus-in-human-fetal-liver-stem-cells
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Xuan Guo, Shu Wang, Zhi-Gang Qiu, Ya-Ling Dou, Wei-Li Liu, Dong Yang, Zhi-Qiang Shen, Zhao-Li Chen, Jing-Feng Wang, Bin- Zhang, Xin-Wei Wang, Xiang-Fei Guo, Xue-Lian Zhang, Min Jin, Jun-Wen Li
The development of pathogenic mechanisms, specific antiviral treatments and preventive vaccines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been limited due to lack of cell culture model that could naturally imitate the entire HCV life cycle. Here, we established a HCV cell culture model based on human fetal liver stem cells (hFLSCs) that supports the entire blood-borne hepatitis C virus (bbHCV) life cycle. More than 90% of cells remained infected by various genotypes. bbHCV was efficiently propagated, and progeny virus were infectious to hFLSCs...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406475/depletion-of-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-core-component-eed-impairs-fetal-hematopoiesis
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Wenhua Yu, Fang Zhang, Shiyan Wang, Yi Fu, Jiahuan Chen, Xiaodong Liang, Huangying Le, William T Pu, Bing Zhang
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), a H3K27me3 methyltransferase complex, promotes the development of many organs by silencing ectopic transcription program. However, currently little is known about the role of PRC2 in blood and vascular development. In this study, we interrogated the function of embryonic ectoderm development (EED), a core PRC2 component, in both endothelial and hematopoietic tissues by inactivating a floxed murine EED allele with Tie2Cre, which catalyzes recombination in endothelial and hematopoietic lineages...
April 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401096/regulation-of-the-embryonic-erythropoietic-niche-a-future-perspective
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REVIEW
Ayako Yumine, Stuart T Fraser, Daisuke Sugiyama
The production of red blood cells, termed erythropoiesis, occurs in two waves in the developing mouse embryo: first primitive erythropoiesis followed by definitive erythropoiesis. In the mouse embryo, both primitive and definitive erythropoiesis originates in the extra-embryonic yolk sac. The definitive wave then migrates to the fetal liver, fetal spleen and fetal bone marrow as these organs form. The fetal liver serves as the major organ for hematopoietic cell expansion and erythroid maturation after mid-gestation...
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397099/maturation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-is-improved-in-cardiovascular-construct
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Hanna Vuorenpää, Kirsi Penttinen, Tuula Heinonen, Mari Pekkanen-Mattila, Jertta-Riina Sarkanen, Timo Ylikomi, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
In order to translate preclinical data into the clinical studies, relevant in vitro models with structure and key functional properties similar to native human tissue should be used. In vitro cardiac models with vascular structures mimic the highly vascularized myocardium and provide interactions between endothelial cells, stromal cells and cardiomyocytes. Currently, human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) have been shown to present immature morphology and fetal-like electrophysiological properties that may limit their use as physiological test platform...
April 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
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