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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789357/reactivation-of-%C3%AE-globin-in-adult-%C3%AE-yac-mice-after-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-hematopoietic-stem-cell-genome-editing
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Chang Li, Nikoletta Psatha, Pavel Sova, Sucheol Gil, Hongjie Wang, Jiho Kim, Chandana Kulkarni, Cristina Valensisi, R David Hawkins, George Stamatoyannopoulos, André Lieber
Disorders involving β-globin gene mutations, mainly β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease, represent a major target for hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) gene therapy. This includes CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing approaches in adult CD34+ cells aimed toward the re-activation of fetal γ-globin expression in red blood cells. Because models involving erythroid differentiation of CD34+ cells have limitations in assessing γ-globin re-activation, we focused on human β-globin locus transgenic (β-YAC) mice...
May 22, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778942/transcriptomic-and-methylomic-analysis-reveal-the-toxicological-effect-of-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell
#2
Keng Po Lai, Jing Woei Li, Ting Fung Chan, Andy Chen, Cherie Yin Lau Lee, William Shu Biu Yeung, Chris Kong Chu Wong
Cumulating epidemiological studies demonstrated that environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the early stages of fetal development is associated with the increase in disease susceptibility in later life. The fetal developmental plasticity is considered as a protective mechanism against an undesirable prenatal environment. Dioxin is one of the environmental contaminants and is considered a diabetogenic factor. Experimental animal and human epidemiological studies have revealed that dioxin exposure was associated with insulin resistance and altered beta cell function...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776850/what-is-the-best-protocol-to-cryopreserve-immature-mouse-testicular-cell-suspensions
#3
Jaime Onofre, Katrien Faes, Prashant Kadam, Elena Vicini, Ans M M van Pelt, Ellen Goossens
RESEARCH QUESTION: From a clinical perspective, which parameters grant optimal cryopreservation of mouse testicular cell suspensions? DESIGN: We studied the effect of different cryopreservation rates, the addition of sugars, different vessels and the addition of an apoptotic inhibitor on the efficiency of testicular cell suspension cryopreservation. After thawing and warming, testicular cell suspensions were transplanted to recipient mice for further functional assay...
April 27, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774769/serum-mediated-activation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-novel-preconditioning-method
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Gyeong Joon Moon, Yeon Hee Cho, Dong Hee Kim, Ji Hee Sung, Jeong Pyo Son, Sooyoon Kim, Jae Min Cha, Oh Young Bang
Stroke induces complex and dynamic, local and systemic changes including inflammatory reactions, immune responses, and repair and recovery processes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to enhance neurological recovery after stroke. We hypothesized that serum factors play a critical role in the activation of bone marrow (BM) MSCs after stroke such as by increasing proliferation, paracrine effects, and rejuvenation. Human MSCs (hMSCs) were grown in fetal bovine serum (FBS), normal healthy control serum (NS), or stroke patient serum (SS)...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769550/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-increases-the-susceptibility-to-develop-aggressive-prolactinomas-in-the-pituitary-gland
#5
Shaima Jabbar, Kenneth Reuhl, Dipak K Sarkar
Excess alcohol use is known to promote development of aggressive tumors in various tissues in human patients, but the cause of alcohol promotion of tumor aggressiveness is not clearly understood. We used an animals model of fetal alcohol exposure that is known to promote tumor development and determined if alcohol programs the pituitary to acquire aggressive prolactin-secreting tumors. Our results show that pituitaries of fetal alcohol-exposed rats produced increased levels of intra-pituitary aromatase protein and plasma estrogen, enhanced pituitary tissue growth, and upon estrogen challenge developed prolactin-secreting tumors (prolactinomas) that were hemorrhagic and often penetrated into the surrounding tissue...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769009/mesenchymal-stem-cell-research-in-veterinary-medicine
#6
Mudasir Bashir Gugjoo, Amarpal, Vikash Chandra, Mohd Yaqoob Wani, Kuldeep Dhama, Gutulla Taru Sharma
BACKGROUND: The stem cells due to their unique characteristic features like self-renewal, multiplication, immuno-modulation and differentiation, are seen and hoped to bring new horizons in the field of biology, in general and medicine, in particular. OBJECTIVE: Among various stem cell types, currently mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are extensively studied in regenerative medicine owing to their readily available sources, easy harvesting and ability to differentiate both into mesodermal as well as non-mesodermal tissues with little associated ethical issues...
May 16, 2018: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763586/postnatal-testis-development-in-the-collared-peccary-tayassu-tajacu-with-emphasis-on-spermatogonial-stem-cells-markers-and-niche
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Nathália de Lima E Martins Lara, Guilherme Mattos Jardim Costa, Gleide Fernandes de Avelar, Diva Anelie Guimarães, Luiz Renato de França
Collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) present a unique testis cytoarchitecture, where Leydig cells (LC) are mainly located in cords around the seminiferous tubules (ST) lobes. This peculiar arrangement is very useful to better investigate and understand the role of LC in spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) biology and niche. Recent studies from our laboratory using adult peccaries have shown that the undifferentiated type A spermatogonia (Aund or SSCs) are preferentially located in ST regions adjacent to the intertubular compartment without LC...
May 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761855/presence-of-scf-cxcl12-double-positive-large-blast-like-cells-at-the-site-of-cutaneous-extramedullary-hematopoiesis
#8
Toshiaki Kogame, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Judith A Seidel, Chiyuki Ueshima, Miho Matsui, Takashi Nomura, Kenji Kabashima
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is observed in the fetal liver and the spleen under physiological conditions, but can rarely occur as pathologic condition after birth. EMH is observed in various anatomical sites in patients with hypoxia-inducing conditions, such as idiopathic myelofibrosis. The nature of the microenvironment for the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in EMH is unclear. Recent studies showed that mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC)-derived cells, that can differentiate into various types of cells, play critical roles in the formation of hematopoietic niches...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760725/the-effects-of-hyperacute-serum-on-the-elements-of-the-human-subchondral-bone-marrow-niche
#9
Melinda Simon, Bálint Major, Gabriella Vácz, Olga Kuten, István Hornyák, Adél Hinsenkamp, Dorottya Kardos, Marcell Bagó, Domonkos Cseh, Adrienn Sárközi, Denes Horvathy, Stefan Nehrer, Zsombor Lacza
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are widely used in laboratory experiments as well as in human cell therapy. Their culture requires animal sera like fetal calf serum (FCS) as essential supplementation; however, animal sera pose a risk for clinical applications. Human blood derivatives, for example, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) releasates, are potential replacements of FCS; however, it is unclear which serum variant has the best effect on the given cell or tissue type. Additionally, blood derivatives are commonly used in musculoskeletal diseases like osteoarthritis (OA) or osteonecrosis as "proliferative agents" for the topical MSC pool...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760724/adult-neural-stem-cells-basic-research-and-production-strategies-for-neurorestorative-therapy
#10
REVIEW
E M Samoilova, V A Kalsin, N M Kushnir, D A Chistyakov, A V Troitskiy, V P Baklaushev
Over many decades, constructing genetically and phenotypically stable lines of neural stem cells (NSC) for clinical purposes with the aim of restoring irreversibly lost functions of nervous tissue has been one of the major goals for multiple research groups. The unique ability of stem cells to maintain their own pluripotent state even in the adult body has made them into the choice object of study. With the development of the technology for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and direct transdifferentiation of somatic cells into the desired cell type, the initial research approaches based on the use of allogeneic NSCs from embryonic or fetal nervous tissue are gradually becoming a thing of the past...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751821/improved-gmp-compliant-approach-to-manipulate-lipoaspirates-to-cryopreserve-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-to-expand-adipose-stem-cells-in-xeno-free-media
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Francesco Agostini, Francesca Maria Rossi, Donatella Aldinucci, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Samuele Massarut, Pier Camillo Parodi, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giovanni Tessitori, Barbara Pivetta, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) derived from adipose tissue contains adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASC) and can be used for regenerative applications. Thus, a validated protocol for SVF isolation, freezing, and thawing is required to manage product administration. To comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), fetal bovine serum (FBS), used to expand ASC in vitro, could be replaced by growth factors from platelet concentrates. METHODS: Throughout each protocol, GMP-compliant reagents and devices were used...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748167/kdm5b-decommissions-the-h3k4-methylation-landscape-of-self-renewal-genes-during-trophoblast-stem-cell-differentiation
#12
Jian Xu, Benjamin L Kidder
Trophoblast stem (TS) cells derived from the trophectoderm (TE) of mammalian embryos have the ability to self-renew indefinitely or differentiate into fetal lineages of the placenta. Epigenetic control of gene expression plays an instrumental role in dictating the fate of TS cell self-renewal and differentiation. However, the roles of histone demethylases and activating histone modifications such as methylation of histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3/me2) in regulating TS cell expression programs, and in priming the epigenetic landscape for trophoblast differentiation, are largely unknown...
May 10, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741247/prenatal-and-preimplantation-diagnosis-of-hemoglobinopathies
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REVIEW
C Vrettou, G Kakourou, T Mamas, J Traeger-Synodinos
The hemoglobinopathies, as a group, are one of the most common serious monogenic diseases in the world. An accepted and widely adopted approach to reduce the number of new cases involves carrier-screening programs, with the option of prenatal diagnosis (PND) or preimplantation diagnosis (preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disease, PGT-M) for carrier couples. The aim of PND is to provide an accurate result as early in pregnancy as possible, which necessitates prior identification of the parental disease-causing mutations, as well as safe and timely biopsy of fetal material...
May 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740580/engineering-scalable-manufacturing-of-high-quality-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-cardiac-tissue-repair
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REVIEW
Kaitlin K Dunn, Sean P Palecek
Recent advances in the differentiation and production of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes (CMs) have stimulated development of strategies to use these cells in human cardiac regenerative therapies. A prerequisite for clinical trials and translational implementation of hPSC-derived CMs is the ability to manufacture safe and potent cells on the scale needed to replace cells lost during heart disease. Current differentiation protocols generate fetal-like CMs that exhibit proarrhythmogenic potential...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735529/global-loss-of-leucine-carboxyl-methyltransferase-1-causes-severe-defects-in-fetal-liver-hematopoiesis
#15
Jocelyn A Lee, Zhengqi Wang, Danielle Sambo, Kevin D Bunting, David C Pallas
Leucine Carboxyl Methyltransferase-1 (LCMT-1)3 methylates the carboxy-terminal leucine α-carboxyl group of the catalytic subunits of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) subfamily of protein phosphatases, PP2Ac, PP4c, and PP6c. LCMT-1 differentially regulates the formation and function of a subset of the heterotrimeric complexes that PP2A and PP4 form with their regulatory subunits. Global LCMT-1 knockout causes embryonic lethality in mice, but LCMT-1 function in development is unknown. In the current study, we analyzed the effects of global LCMT-1 loss on embryonic development...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733091/mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-perivascular-environment-to-clinical-applications
#16
REVIEW
Bianca Vezzani, Enrico Pierantozzi, Vincenzo Sorrentino
Adult stem cells represent a fundamental biological system that has fascinated scientists over the last decades, and are currently the subject of a large number of studies aimed at better defining the properties of these cells, with a prominent focus on improving their application in regenerative medicine. One of the most used adult stem cells in clinical trials are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are multipotent cells able to differentiate into mature cells of mesodermal lineages. Following the initial studies on MSCs isolated from bone marrow, similar cells were also isolated from a variety of fetal and adult human tissues...
May 7, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720259/human-serum-and-platelet-lysate-are-appropriate-xeno-free-alternatives-for-clinical-grade-production-of-human-mustem-cell-batches
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Charlotte Saury, Aurélie Lardenois, Cindy Schleder, Isabelle Leroux, Blandine Lieubeau, Laurent David, Marine Charrier, Laëtitia Guével, Sabrina Viau, Bruno Delorme, Karl Rouger
BACKGROUND: Canine MuStem cells have demonstrated regenerative efficacy in a dog model of muscular dystrophy, and the recent characterization of human counterparts (hMuStem) has highlighted the therapeutic potential of this muscle-derived stem cell population. To date, these cells have only been generated in research-grade conditions. However, evaluation of the clinical efficacy of any such therapy will require the production of hMuStem cells in compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs)...
May 2, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720245/human-platelet-lysate-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-expansion-according-to-a-gmp-grade-protocol-a-cell-factory-experience
#18
Valentina Becherucci, Luisa Piccini, Serena Casamassima, Silvia Bisin, Valentina Gori, Francesca Gentile, Riccardo Ceccantini, Elena De Rienzo, Barbara Bindi, Paola Pavan, Vanessa Cunial, Elisa Allegro, Stefano Ermini, Francesca Brugnolo, Giuseppe Astori, Franco Bambi
BACKGROUND: The use of platelet lysate (PL) for the ex-vivo expansion of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) was initially proposed by Doucet et al. in 2005, as an alternative to animal serum. Moreover, regulatory authorities discourage the use of fetal bovine serum (FBS) or other animal derivatives, to avoid risk of zoonoses and xenogeneic immune reactions. Even if many studies investigated PL composition, there still are some open issues related to its use in ex-vivo MSC expansion, especially according to good manufacturing practice (GMP) grade protocols...
May 2, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719629/improvement-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-hepatocyte-like-cells-generated-from-ipscs-with-oct4-sox2-klf4-parp1
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Yueh Chien, Chi-Shuan Huang, Hsin-Chi Lin, Kai-Hsi Lu, Ping-Hsing Tsai, Ying-Hsiu Lai, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Shou-Dong Lee, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Chien-Ying Wang
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is usually increased with age. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of NAFLD, may lead to cirrhosis and end-stage liver diseases. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) hold promising potential in personalized medicine. Although obviation of c-Myc reduces tumorigenic risk, it also largely reduced the generation of iPSCs. Recently, Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (Parp1) has been reported to enhance cell reprogramming. In this study, we demonstrated that forced expression of Oct4/Sox2/Klf4/Parp1 (OSKP) effectively promoted iPSC generation from senescent somatic cells from 18-month-old mouse...
April 6, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715701/application-of-stem-cells-to-infertility-treatment-with-emphasis-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-ovarian-stem-cells
#20
Nahid Lorzadeh, Nastaran Kazemirad
Stem cells are a population of undifferentiated cells that originated from embryonic and fetal stages of development. Stem cells possess the potency to produce cells that ultimately form different tissues and organs. They are considered as potential alternative novel therapeutic agents for patients suffering from infertility due to their unlimited source and high differentiation potency. There are several studies that have shown that different types of stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells, embryonic, endometrial, and ovarian stem cells) can be differentiated into both spermatozoa and oocytes in vitro, proving their potential clinical use in management and cure of infertility issues...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
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