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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088294/suitability-of-small-diagnostic-peripheral-blood-samples-for-cell-therapy-studies
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Coralea Stephanou, Panayiota Papasavva, Myria Zachariou, Petros Patsali, Marilena Epitropou, Petros Ladas, Ruba Al-Abdulla, Soteroulla Christou, Michael N Antoniou, Carsten W Lederer, Marina Kleanthous
BACKGROUND AIMS: Primary hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) are key components of cell-based therapies for blood disorders and are thus the authentic substrate for related research. We propose that ubiquitous small-volume diagnostic samples represent a readily available and as yet untapped resource of primary patient-derived cells for cell- and gene-therapy studies. METHODS: In the present study we compare isolation and storage methods for HSPCs from normal and thalassemic small-volume blood samples, considering genotype, density-gradient versus lysis-based cell isolation and cryostorage media with different serum contents...
February 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
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Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079409/promoting-awareness-of-neonatal-menstruation
#3
Paola Bianchi, Giuseppe Benagiano, Ivo Brosens
Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB) has been carefully studied in the past through case reports, small series, clinical cohort studies, pathology investigations of fetal and neonatal. Following a historical recount, this review summarizes biological mechanisms conditioning NUB, starting from the persistence till birth of an 'ontogenetic progesterone resistance' (OPR), causing decreased responsiveness of target tissues to bioavailable progesterone. Several pregnancy-related conditions, such as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, prematurity, post-maturity and even Rhesus or ABO incompatibility, influence the occurrence of NUB...
January 12, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076798/neonatal-transplantation-confers-maturation-of-psc-derived-cardiomyocytes-conducive-to-modeling-cardiomyopathy
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Gun-Sik Cho, Dong I Lee, Emmanouil Tampakakis, Sean Murphy, Peter Andersen, Hideki Uosaki, Stephen Chelko, Khalid Chakir, Ingie Hong, Kinya Seo, Huei-Sheng Vincent Chen, Xiongwen Chen, Cristina Basso, Steven R Houser, Gordon F Tomaselli, Brian O'Rourke, Daniel P Judge, David A Kass, Chulan Kwon
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer unprecedented opportunities for disease modeling and personalized medicine. However, PSC-derived cells exhibit fetal-like characteristics and remain immature in a dish. This has emerged as a major obstacle for their application for late-onset diseases. We previously showed that there is a neonatal arrest of long-term cultured PSC-derived cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs). Here, we demonstrate that PSC-CMs mature into adult CMs when transplanted into neonatal hearts. PSC-CMs became similar to adult CMs in morphology, structure, and function within a month of transplantation into rats...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074389/cochlear-epithelial-of-dog-fetuses-a-new-source-of-multipotent-stem-cells
#5
Ana Carolina M Santos, Jéssica Borghesi, Lara Carolina Mario, Adriana Raquel A Anunciação, Andrea Maria Mess, Ana Claudia O Carreira, Phelipe O Favaron, Maria Angélica Miglino
Hearing loss caused by the damage of cochlea sensory cells or neurons is a common human disease, but also affects dogs and other animals. To test their progenitor nature as potential value for future therapies, we characterized cells derived from the cochlear epithelium in dog fetuses. In total, 8 fetuses of 35-40 days of gestation, derived from castration campaigns, were investigated. Cells were analysed by the MTT colorimetric assay and in regard to cell cycle, differentiation capacities, immunophenotypes and qPCR analysis...
January 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068868/mir-26a-mediates-adipogenesis-of-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-via-pten-cyclin-e1-and-cdk6
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Ourania Trohatou, Dimitra Zagoura, Nikos Orfanos, Kalliopi I Pappa, Evangelos Marinos, Nicholas Anagnou, Maria G Roubelakis
Recent findings indicate that microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical for the regulatory network of adipogenesis in human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). Fetal MSCs derived from amniotic fluid (AF-MSCs) represent a population of multipotent stem cells characterized by a wide range of differentiation properties that can be applied in cell-based therapies. In this study, miRNA microarray analysis was performed to assess miRNA expression in terminal differentiated AF-MSCs into adipocyte-like cells (AL cells). MiR-26a was identified in high expression levels in AL cells indicating a critical role in the process of adipogenesis...
January 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063919/proteomic-analysis-of-the-protective-effects-of-aqueous-bark-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-roxb-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
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Santosh Kumar, Md Jahangir Alam, Pankaj Prabhakar, Sayeed Ahmad, Subir K Maulik, Manish Sharma, Shyamal K Goswami
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aqueous bark extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) has been in use as an ethnomedicine for cardiovascular ailments in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Studies using hemodynamic, ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory parameters in animal models have shown its anti-atherogenic, hypotensive, inotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. However, details analysis on its effects on established molecular and cell biological markers are a prerequisite for its wider acceptance to the medical community...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060419/a-molecular-roadmap-of-definitive-erythropoiesis-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#8
Muhammad A Razaq, Stephen Taylor, David J Roberts, Lee Carpenter
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are being considered for use in understanding haematopoietic disorders and as a potential source of in vitro manufactured red cells. Here, we show that hiPSCs are able to recapitulate various stages of developmental erythropoiesis. We show that primitive erythroblasts arise first, express CD31(+) with CD235a(+) , embryonic globins and red cell markers, but fail to express the hallmark red cell transcripts of adult erythropoiesis. When hiPSC-derived CD45(+) CD235a(-) haematopoietic progenitors are isolated on day 12 and further differentiated on OP9 stroma, they selectively express CD36(+) and CD235a(+) , adult erythroid transcripts for transcription factors (e...
January 6, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057738/a-population-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-derives-from-gata4-expressing-progenitors-located-in-the-placenta-and-lateral-mesoderm-of-mice
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Ana Cañete, Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, Maria Jose Sanchez, Anabel Rojas, Ramon Muñoz-Chápuli
GATA transcription factors are expressed in mesoderm and endoderm during development. GATA1-3, but not GATA4, are critically involved in hematopoiesis. An enhancer (G2) of the mouse Gata4 gene directs its expression throughout the lateral mesoderm and the allantois, beginning at E7.5, becoming restricted to the septum transversum by E10.5, and disappearing by midgestation. We have studied the developmental fate of the G2-Gata4 cell lineage using a G2-Gata4Cre;R26REYFP mouse line. We found a substantial number of YFP+ hematopoietic cells of lymphoid, myeloid and erythroid lineages in embryos...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051268/immunoregulatory-effect-of-neuronal-like-cells-in-inducting-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
J Xu, H Lu, Z-N Miao, W-J Wu, Y -Z Jiang, F Ge, W-F Fang, A-H Zhu, G Chen, J-H Zhou, Y-Z Lu, Z-F Tang, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immune activity of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), and explore the biological characteristics and capabilities of BMSCs and the potential to be differentiated into neuronal cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The BMSCs were isolated and proliferated in vitro to generate the xenogeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction. Moreover, peripheral BMSCs (pBMSCs) were added according to different ratios, which methods were stated as follows: 1: Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 1 μmol/L all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) + 20 μg/L basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) + 20 μg/L epidermal growth factor (EGF); 2: DMEM + 2% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) + 100 μmol/L butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049045/in-vitro-models-reveal-differences-in-the-developmental-neurotoxicity-of-an-environmental-polycylic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-mixture-compared-to-benzo-a-pyrene-neuronotypic-pc12-cells-and-embryonic-neural-stem-cells
#11
Theodore A Slotkin, Samantha Skavicus, Jennifer Card, Richard T Di Giulio, Frederic J Seidler
In addition to their carcinogenic activity, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are suspected to be developmental neurotoxicants. We evaluated the effects of PAHs with two in vitro models that assess distinct "decision nodes" in neurodifferentiation: neuronotypic PC12 cells, which characterize the transition from cell replication to neurodifferentiation, neurite outgrowth and neurotransmitter specification; and embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs), which evaluate the origination of neurons and glia from precursors...
December 31, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042946/improvement-of-de-novo-cholesterol-biosynthesis-efficiently-promotes-the-production-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-derived-lentiviral-vectors
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Nathalie Holic, Sophie Frin, Ababacar Khalil Seye, Anne Galy, David Fenard
The use of lentiviral vectors (LVs) for gene transfer in research, technological or clinical applications requires the production of large amount of vectors. Mass production of clinical grade LVs remains a challenge and limits certain perspectives for therapeutic use. Some improvements in LV production protocols have been possible by acting on multiple steps of the production process. The addition of animal-derived cholesterol in culture medium of producer cells is known to increase the infectivity of LVs. To avoid the use of this animal derived product in clinical settings, an alternative approach is to increase de novo the production of cholesterol by overexpressing a crucial cholesterogenic enzyme, namely the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR)...
January 2, 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034872/fetal-and-adult-progenitors-give-rise-to-unique-populations-of-cd8-t-cells
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Jocelyn Wang, Erin M Wissink, Neva B Watson, Norah L Smith, Andrew Grimson, Brian D Rudd
During the ontogeny of the mammalian immune system, distinct lineages of cells arise from fetal and adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during specific stages of development. However, in some cases, the same immune cell type is produced by both HSC populations, resulting in the generation of phenotypically similar cells with distinct origins and divergent functional properties. In this report, we demonstrate that neonatal CD8(+) T cells preferentially become short-lived effectors and adult CD8(+) T cells selectively form long-lived memory cells after infection because they are derived from distinct progenitor cells...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026812/-the-hepatic-differentiation-of-adult-and-fetal-liver-stromal-cells-in-vitro
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I V Kholodenko, R V Kholodenko, G V Manukyan, K N Yarygin
The liver has a marked capacity for regeneration. In most cases the liver regeneration is determined by hepatocytes. The regenerative capacity of hepatocytes is significantly reduced in acute or chronic damage. In particular, repair mechanisms are not activated in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. Organ transplantation or advanced methods of regenerative medicine can help such patients. The promising results were obtained in clinical trials involving patients with various forms of liver disease who received transplantation of autologous bone marrow stem cells...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009303/cerebral-organoids-recapitulate-epigenomic-signatures-of-the-human-fetal-brain
#15
Chongyuan Luo, Madeline A Lancaster, Rosa Castanon, Joseph R Nery, Juergen A Knoblich, Joseph R Ecker
Organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells recapitulate the early three-dimensional organization of the human brain, but whether they establish the epigenomic and transcriptional programs essential for brain development is unknown. We compared epigenomic and regulatory features in cerebral organoids and human fetal brain, using genome-wide, base resolution DNA methylome and transcriptome sequencing. Transcriptomic dynamics in organoids faithfully modeled gene expression trajectories in early-to-mid human fetal brains...
December 20, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003366/neuroendocrine-cells-of-the-prostate-derive-from-the-neural-crest
#16
Jaroslaw Szczyrba, Anne Niesen, Matthias Wagner, Petra M Wandernoth, Gerhard Aumüller, Gunther Wennemuth
The histogenesis of prostatic neuroendocrine cells is controversial: a stem cell hypothesis with a urogenital sinus-derived progeny of all prostatic epithelial cells is opposed by a dual origin hypothesis, favoring the derivation of neuroendocrine cells from the neural crest whereas the secretory and basal cells being of urogenital sinus origin. A computer-assisted 3D reconstruction was used to analyze the distribution of CGA immunoreactive cells in serial sections of human fetal prostate specimens (gestation weeks 18 and 25)...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998239/bone-tissue-engineering-under-xenogeneic-free-conditions-in-a-large-animal-model-as-a-basis-for-early-clinical-applicability
#17
Annika Weigand, Justus Patrick Beier, Rafael Schmid, Tobias Knorr, David Kilian, Rebekka Götzl, Thomas Gerber, Raymund E Horch, Anja Miriam Boos
For decades, researchers have been developing a range of promising strategies in bone tissue engineering with the aim of producing a significant clinical benefit over existing therapies. However, a major problem concerns the traditional use of xenogeneic substances for the expansion of cells, which complicates direct clinical transfer. The study's aim was to establish a totally autologous sheep model as a basis for further preclinical studies and future clinical application. Ovine MSC were cultivated in different concentrations (0 %, 2 %, 5 %, 10 %, 25 %) of either autologous serum (AS) or fetal calf serum (FCS)...
December 21, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995994/counteracting-bone-fragility-with-human-amniotic-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Anna M Ranzoni, Michelangelo Corcelli, Kwan-Leong Hau, Jemma G Kerns, Maximilien Vanleene, Sandra Shefelbine, Gemma N Jones, Dafni Moschidou, Benan Dala-Ali, Allen E Goodship, Paolo De Coppi, Timothy R Arnett, Pascale V Guillot
The impaired maturation of bone-forming osteoblasts results in reduced bone formation and subsequent bone weakening, which leads to a number of conditions such as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Transplantation of human fetal mesenchymal stem cells has been proposed as skeletal anabolic therapy to enhance bone formation, but the mechanisms underlying the contribution of the donor cells to bone health are poorly understood and require further elucidation. Here, we show that intraperitoneal injection of human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (AFSCs) into a mouse model of OI (oim mice) reduced fracture susceptibility, increased bone strength, improved bone quality and micro-architecture, normalised bone remodelling and reduced TNFα and TGFβ sigalling...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980777/improved-b-cell-development-in-humanized-nod-scid-il2r%C3%AE-null-mice-transgenically-expressing-human-stem-cell-factor-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-and-interleukin-3
#19
Sonal Jangalwe, Leonard D Shultz, Anuja Mathew, Michael A Brehm
INTRODUCTION: Immunodeficient mice engrafted with human immune systems support studies of human hematopoiesis and the immune response to human-specific pathogens. A significant limitation of these humanized mouse models is, however, a severely restricted ability of human B cells to undergo class switching and produce antigen-specific IgG after infection or immunization. METHODS: In this study, we have characterized the development and function of human B cells in NOD-scid IL2Rγ(null) (NSG) mice transgenically expressing human stem cell factor (SCF), granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and IL-3 (NSG-SGM3) following engraftment with human hematopoietic stem cells, autologous fetal liver, and thymic tissues (bone marrow, liver, thymus or BLT model)...
December 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974222/usp10-is-an-essential-deubiquitinase-for-hematopoiesis-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-long-term-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#20
Masaya Higuchi, Hiroki Kawamura, Hideaki Matsuki, Toshifumi Hara, Masahiko Takahashi, Suguru Saito, Kousuke Saito, Shuying Jiang, Makoto Naito, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Masahiro Fujii
Self-renewal, replication, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are regulated by cytokines produced by niche cells in fetal liver and bone marrow. HSCs must overcome stresses induced by cytokine deprivation during normal development. In this study, we found that ubiquitin-specific peptidase 10 (USP10) is a crucial deubiquitinase for mouse hematopoiesis. All USP10 knockout (KO) mice died within 1 year because of bone marrow failure with pancytopenia. Bone marrow failure in these USP10-KO mice was associated with remarkable reductions of long-term HSCs (LT-HSCs) in bone marrow and fetal liver...
December 13, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
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