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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159895/proliferation-and-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-scaffolds-containing-chitosan-calcium-polyphosphate-and-pigeonite-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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S Dhivya, A Keshav Narayan, R Logith Kumar, S Viji Chandran, M Vairamani, N Selvamurugan
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of critical-sized bone defects with cells and biomaterials offers an efficient alternative to traditional bone grafts. Chitosan (CS) is a natural biopolymer that acts as a scaffold in bone tissue engineering (BTE). Polyphosphate (PolyP), recently identified as an inorganic polymer, acts as a potential bone morphogenetic material, whereas pigeonite (Pg) is a novel iron-containing ceramic. In this study, we prepared and characterized scaffolds containing CS, calcium polyphosphate (CaPP) and Pg particles for bone formation in vitro and in vivo...
November 21, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155979/epigenetic-editing-of-the-dlg4-psd95-gene-improves-cognition-in-aged-and-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
#2
Fernando J Bustos, Estibaliz Ampuero, Nur Jury, Rodrigo Aguilar, Fahimeh Falahi, Jorge Toledo, Juan Ahumada, Jaclyn Lata, Paula Cubillos, Berta Henríquez, Miguel V Guerra, Jimmy Stehberg, Rachael L Neve, Nibaldo C Inestrosa, Ursula Wyneken, Marco Fuenzalida, Steffen Härtel, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Lorena Varela-Nallar, Marianne G Rots, Martin Montecino, Brigitte van Zundert
The Dlg4 gene encodes for post-synaptic density protein 95 (PSD95), a major synaptic protein that clusters glutamate receptors and is critical for plasticity. PSD95 levels are diminished in ageing and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. The epigenetic mechanisms that (dys)regulate transcription of Dlg4/PSD95, or other plasticity genes, are largely unknown, limiting the development of targeted epigenome therapy. We analysed the Dlg4/PSD95 epigenetic landscape in hippocampal tissue and designed a Dlg4/PSD95 gene-targeting strategy: a Dlg4/PSD95 zinc finger DNA-binding domain was engineered and fused to effector domains to either repress (G9a, Suvdel76, SKD) or activate (VP64) transcription, generating artificial transcription factors or epigenetic editors (methylating H3K9)...
November 16, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152381/selective-deletion-of-the-soluble-colony-stimulating-factor-1-isoform-in-vivo-prevents-estrogen-deficiency-bone-loss-in-mice
#3
Gang-Qing Yao, Nancy Troiano, Christine A Simpson, Karl L Insogna
Neutralizing CSF1 in vivo completely prevents ovariectomy (OVX)-induced bone loss in mice. There are two isoforms of CSF1, soluble (sCSF1), and membrane-bound (mCSF1), but their individual biological functions are unclear. It had been previously reported that mCSF1 knockout (K/O) and wild type (Wt) female mice experience the same degree of bone loss following OVX. In Wt mice the expression of sCSF1 was elevated fourfold in skeletal tissue following OVX while expression of mCSF1 was unchanged. To examine the role of sCSF1 in OVX-induced bone loss, mice were engineered in which sCSF1 was not expressed but expression of mCSF1 was unaffected (sCSF1 K/O)...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126771/bmp-2-plasmid-dna-loaded-chitosan-films-a-new-strategy-for-bone-engineering
#4
Juan Li, Jun Lin, Wenke Yu, Xiaojia Song, Qiaoling Hu, Jing-Hong Xu, Huiming Wang, Christian Mehl
OBJECTIVES: Bone defects are common in every area of medicine and remain a clinical challenge. Tissue engineering has led to promising new strategies in accelerating bone repair. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play crucial roles in bone regeneration, but are required in supra-physiological doses, which are expensive and produce severe side effects. METHODS: To address these issues, we prepared BMP-2 plasmid DNA-loaded chitosan films, and examined their effects on mouse osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cell morphology, proliferation, and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) expression...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119879/magnesium-and-zinc-borate-enhance-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-in-vitro
#5
Yao-Jen Liu, Wen-Ta Su, Po-Hung Chen
Various biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds blended with biochemical signal molecules with adequate osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties have attracted significant interest in hard tissue engineering regeneration. We evaluated the distinct effects of magnesium borate, zinc borate, and boric acid blended into chitosan scaffold for osteogenic differentiation of stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth. Stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth cells are a potential source of functional osteoblasts for applications in bone tissue engineering, but the efficiency of osteoblastic differentiation is low, thereby significantly limiting their clinical applications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117231/human-pancreatic-islet-derived-extracellular-vesicles-modulate-insulin-expression-in-3d-differentiating-ipsc-clusters
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Diana Ribeiro, Eva-Marie Andersson, Nikki Heath, Anette Persson-Kry, Richard Collins, Ryan Hicks, Niek Dekker, Anna Forslöw
It has been suggested that extracellular vesicles (EVs) can mediate crosstalk between hormones and metabolites within pancreatic tissue. However, the possible effect of pancreatic EVs on stem cell differentiation into pancreatic lineages remains unknown. Herein, human islet-derived EVs (h-Islet-EVs) were isolated, characterized and subsequently added to human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) clusters during pancreatic differentiation. The h-islet-EVs had a mean size of 117±7 nm and showed positive expression of CD63 and CD81 EV markers as measured by ELISA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115387/generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-burn-patient-derived-skin-fibroblasts-using-a-non-integrative-method
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Shangfeng Fu, Jianwu Ding, Dewu Liu, Heping Huang, Min Li, Yang Liu, Longxiang Tu, Deming Liu
Patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been recognized as a possible source of cells for skin tissue engineering. They have the potential to greatly benefit patients with large areas of burned skin or skin defects. However, the integration virus-based reprogramming method is associated with a high risk of genetic mutation and mouse embryonic fibroblast feeder-cells may be a pollutant. In the present study, human skin fibroblasts (HSFs) were successfully harvested from patients with burns and patient-specific iPSCs were generated using a non-integration method with a feeder-free approach...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089527/cross-platform-analysis-of-transcriptomic-data-identifies-ageing-has-distinct-and-opposite-effects-on-tendon-in-males-and-females
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Louise I Pease, Peter D Clegg, Carole J Proctor, Daryl J Shanley, Simon J Cockell, Mandy J Peffers
The development of tendinopathy is influenced by a variety of factors including age, gender, sex hormones and diabetes status. Cross platform comparative analysis of transcriptomic data elucidated the connections between these entities in the context of ageing. Tissue-engineered tendons differentiated from bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells from young (20-24 years) and old (54-70 years) donors were assayed using ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq). Extension of the experiment to microarray and RNA-seq data from tendon identified gender specific gene expression changes highlighting disparity with existing literature and published pathways...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079356/parkin-overexpression-in-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-wharton-s-jelly-suppresses-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-apoptosis-potential-therapeutic-strategy-in-parkinson-s-disease
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A R Bonilla-Porras, A Arevalo-Arbelaez, J F Alzate-Restrepo, C Velez-Pardo, M Jimenez-Del-Rio
BACKGROUND AIMS: Stem cell transplantation is an excellent option for regenerative or replacement therapy. However, deleterious microenvironmental and endogenous factors (e.g., oxidative stress) compromise ongoing graft survival and longevity. Therefore, (transient or stable) genetically modified cells may be reasonably thought to resist oxidative stress-induced damage. Genetic engineering of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) obtained from Wharton's jelly tissue may offer some therapeutic potential...
October 24, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075264/forkhead-box-p3-gene-transfer-in-human-cd4-t-conventional-cells-for-the-generation-of-stable-and-efficient-regulatory-t-cells-suitable-for-immune-modulatory-therapy
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REVIEW
Laura Passerini, Rosa Bacchetta
The development of novel approaches to control immune responses to self- and allogenic tissues/organs represents an ambitious goal for the management of autoimmune diseases and in transplantation. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are recognized as key players in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance in physiological and pathological conditions, and Treg-based cell therapies to restore tolerance in T cell-mediated disorders have been designed. However, several hurdles, including insufficient number of Tregs, their stability, and their antigen specificity, have challenged Tregs clinical applicability...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042614/3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffold-integrated-with-cell-laden-chitosan-hydrogels-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Liang Dong, Shao-Jie Wang, Xin-Rong Zhao, Yu-Fang Zhu, Jia-Kuo Yu
Synthetic polymeric scaffolds are commonly used in bone tissue engineering (BTE) due to their biocompatibility and adequate mechanical properties. However, their hydrophobicity and the lack of specific cell recognition sites confined their practical application. In this study, to improve the cell seeding efficiency and osteoinductivity, an injectable thermo-sensitive chitosan hydrogel (CSG) was incorporated into a 3D-printed poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold to form a hybrid scaffold. To demonstrate the feasibility of this hybrid system for BTE application, rabbit bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) were encapsulated in CSG...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039590/microrna%C3%A2-218-promotes-prostaglandin-e2-to-inhibit-osteogenic-differentiation-in-synovial-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-15%C3%A2-hydroxyprostaglandin-dehydrogenase-nad
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Ruijun Cong, Kun Tao, Peiliang Fu, Lieming Lou, Yuchang Zhu, Song Chen, Xinyu Cai, Lingzhou Mao
The chondrogenic differentiation of synovial mesenchymal stem cells (SMSCs) is regulated by essential transcription factors and signaling cascades. However, the precise mechanisms involved in this process remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRs/miRNAs) are undersized non‑coding RNAs responsible for the post‑transcriptional regulation of gene expression, by binding to the 3'‑untranslated regions (3'‑UTRs) of their target mRNAs. miRNAs may constitute a promising tool to regulate SMSC differentiation and to advance the controlled differentiation of SMSCs in therapeutic applications...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031235/homeobox-genes-and-tooth-development-understanding-the-biological-pathways-and-applications-in-regenerative-dental-science
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REVIEW
Anand Ramanathan, Thekkeparambil Chandrabose Srijaya, Prema Sukumaran, Rosnah Binti Zain, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
OBJECTIVES: Homeobox genes are a group of conserved class of transcription factors that function as key regulators during the embryonic developmental processes. They act as master regulator for developmental genes, which involves coordinated actions of various auto and cross-regulatory mechanisms. In this review, we summarize the expression pattern of homeobox genes in relation to the tooth development and various signaling pathways or molecules contributing to the specific actions of these genes in the regulation of odontogenesis...
October 4, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026640/directing-the-osteoblastic-and-chondrocytic-differentiations-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-matrix-vs-induction-media
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Jing He, Jianglong Guo, Bo Jiang, Ruijuan Yao, Yao Wu, Fang Wu
While both induction culture media and matrix have been reported to regulate the stem cell fate, little is known about which factor plays a more decisive role in directing the MSC differentiation lineage as well as the underlying mechanisms. To this aim, we seeded MSCs on HA-collagen and HA-synthetic hydrogel matrixes, which had demonstrated highly different potentials toward osteoblastic and chondrocytic differentiation lineages, respectively, and cultured them with osteogenic, chondrogenic and normal culture media, respectively...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024580/fos-promotes-early-stage-teno-lineage-differentiation-of-tendon-stem-progenitor-cells-in-tendon
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Jialin Chen, Erchen Zhang, Wei Zhang, Zeyu Liu, Ping Lu, Ting Zhu, Zi Yin, Ludvig J Backman, Huanhuan Liu, Xiao Chen, Hongwei Ouyang
Stem cells have been widely used in tendon tissue engineering. The lack of refined and controlled differentiation strategy hampers the tendon repair and regeneration. This study aims to find new effective differentiation factors for stepwise tenogenic differentiation. By microarray screening, the transcript factor Fos was found to be expressed in significantly higher amounts in postnatal Achilles tendon tissue derived from 1 day as compared with 7-days-old rats. It was further confirmed that expression of Fos decreased with time in postnatal rat Achilles tendon, which was accompanied with the decreased expression of multiply tendon markers...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016838/the-hand1-frameshift-a126fs-mutation-does-not-cause-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-in-mice
#16
Beth A Firulli, Kevin P Toolan, Jade Harkin, Hannah Millar, Santiago Pineda, Anthony B Firulli
Aims: To test if a human Hand1 frame shift mutation identified in human samples is causative of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Methods and results: HLHS is a poorly understood single ventricle congenital heart defect that affects two to three infants in every 10 000 live births. The aetiologies of HLHS are largely unknown. The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor HAND1 is required for normal heart development. Interrogation of HAND1 sequence from fixed HLHS tissues identified a somatic frame-shift mutation at Alanine 126 (NP_004812...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992805/the-effects-of-liquid-crystal-based-composite-substrates-on-cell-functional-responses-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-mechano-regulatory-process
#17
Hao Wu, Yupan Shang, Jiaqing Zhang, Lek Hang Cheang, Xiaoli Zeng, Mei Tu
Physical properties of extracellular matrix, including elasticity and microstructure, have been considered as important factors inducing stem cell differentiation. This study developed a novel type of liquid crystal-based matrix by combining the elastic property of polyurethane with viscoelastic liquid crystal to generate a soft elastic response resembling physical microenvironment of stem cell niche, and explored the mechano-driving cell behaviors. Addition of varying liquid crystal concentration (10 wt%, 30 wt% and 50 wt%) had great effects on surface morphology and elastic modulus of liquid crystal/ polyurethane composite substrates...
October 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983312/transcriptome-profiling-reveals-the-negative-regulation-of-multiple-plant-hormone-signaling-pathways-elicited-by-overexpression-of-c-repeat-binding-factors
#18
Aixin Li, Mingqi Zhou, Donghui Wei, Hu Chen, Chenjiang You, Juan Lin
C-repeat binding factors (CBF) are a subfamily of AP2 transcription factors that play critical roles in the regulation of plant cold tolerance and growth in low temperature. In the present work, we sought to perform a detailed investigation into global transcriptional regulation of plant hormone signaling associated genes in transgenic plants engineered with CBF genes. RNA samples from Arabidopsis thaliana plants overexpressing two CBF genes, CBF2 and CBF3, were subjected to Illumina HiSeq 2000 RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928909/transplanting-embryonic-stem-cells-onto-damaged-human-corneal-endothelium
#19
Charles Hanson, Arsaell Arnarsson, Thorir Hardarson, Ann Lindgård, Mandana Daneshvarnaeini, Catarina Ellerström, Anita Bruun, Ulf Stenevi
AIM: To investigate whether human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) could be made to attach, grow and differentiate on a human Descemet's membrane (DM). METHODS: Spontaneously differentiated hESCs were transferred onto a human corneal button with the endothelial layer removed using ocular sticks. The cells were cultured on a DM for up to 15 d. The genetically engineered hESC line expressed green fluorescent protein, which facilitated identification during the culture experiments, tissue preparation, and analysis...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928460/molecular-dissection-of-transcriptional-reprogramming-of-steviol-glycosides-synthesis-in-leaf-tissue-during-developmental-phase-transitions-in-stevia-rebaudiana-bert
#20
Gopal Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Pradeep Singh, Rajni Parmar, Navgeet Paul, Radhika Vashist, Mohit Kumar Swarnkar, Ashok Kumar, Sanatsujat Singh, Anil Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Ram Kumar Sharma
Stevia is a natural source of commercially important steviol glycosides (SGs), which share biosynthesis route with gibberellic acids (GAs) through plastidal MEP and cytosolic MVA pathways. Ontogeny-dependent deviation in SGs biosynthesis is one of the key factor for global cultivation of Stevia, has not been studied at transcriptional level. To dissect underlying molecular mechanism, we followed a global transcriptome sequencing approach and generated more than 100 million reads. Annotation of 41,262 de novo assembled transcripts identified all the genes required for SGs and GAs biosynthesis...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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