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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520732/differential-gene-expression-along-the-animal-vegetal-axis-in-the-ascidian-embryo-is-maintained-by-a-dual-functional-protein-foxd
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Shin-Ichi Tokuhiro, Miki Tokuoka, Kenji Kobayashi, Atsushi Kubo, Izumi Oda-Ishii, Yutaka Satou
In many animal embryos, a specific gene expression pattern is established along the animal-vegetal axis soon after zygotic transcription begins. In the embryo of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis, soon after the division that separates animal and vegetal hemispheres into distinct blastomeres, maternal Gata.a and β-catenin activate specific genes in the animal and vegetal blastomeres, respectively. On the basis of these initial distinct gene expression patterns, gene regulatory networks promote animal cells to become ectodermal tissues and vegetal cells to become endomesodermal tissues and a part of the nerve cord...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518115/analysis-of-retinoic-acid-induced-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-two-and-three-dimensional-embryoid-bodies
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Junning Yang, Chuanshen Wu, Ioana Stefanescu, Arie Horowitz
Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) isolated from the inner mass of the blastocyst (typically at day E3.5), can be used as in vitro model system for studying early embryonic development. In the absence of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), ESCs differentiate by default into neural precursor cells. They can be amassed into a three dimensional (3D) spherical aggregate termed embryoid body (EB) due to its similarity to the early stage embryo. EBs can be seeded on fibronectin-coated coverslips, where they expand by growing two dimensional (2D) extensions, or implanted in 3D collagen matrices where they continue growing as spheroids, and differentiate into the three germ layers: endodermal, mesodermal, and ectodermal...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514120/mouth-development
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REVIEW
Justin Chen, Laura A Jacox, Francesca Saldanha, Hazel Sive
A mouth is present in all animals, and comprises an opening from the outside into the oral cavity and the beginnings of the digestive tract to allow eating. This review focuses on the earliest steps in mouth formation. In the first half, we conclude that the mouth arose once during evolution. In all animals, the mouth forms from ectoderm and endoderm. A direct association of oral ectoderm and digestive endoderm is present even in triploblastic animals, and in chordates, this region is known as the extreme anterior domain (EAD)...
May 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513979/identification-of-a-de-novo-variant-in-chuk-in-a-patient-with-an-eec-aec-syndrome-like-phenotype-and-hypogammaglobulinemia
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Kriti D Khandelwal, Charlotte W Ockeloen, Hanka Venselaar, Cécile Boulanger, Bénédicte Brichard, Etienne Sokal, Rolph Pfundt, Tuula Rinne, Ellen van Beusekom, Marjon Bloemen, Gerrit Vriend, Nicole Revencu, Carine E L Carels, Hans van Bokhoven, Huiqing Zhou
The cardinal features of Ectrodactyly, Ectodermal dysplasia, Cleft lip/palate (EEC), and Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal defects-Cleft lip/palate (AEC) syndromes are ectodermal dysplasia (ED), orofacial clefting, and limb anomalies. EEC and AEC are caused by heterozygous mutations in the transcription factor p63 encoded by TP63. Here, we report a patient with an EEC/AEC syndrome-like phenotype, including ankyloblepharon, ED, cleft palate, ectrodactyly, syndactyly, additional hypogammaglobulinemia, and growth delay...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508073/three-dimensional-system-enabling-the-maintenance-and-directed-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-under-defined-conditions
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Denise Zujur, Kosuke Kanke, Alexander C Lichtler, Hironori Hojo, Ung-Il Chung, Shinsuke Ohba
The development of in vitro models for the maintenance and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is an active area of stem cell research. The strategies used so far are based mainly on two-dimensional (2D) cultures, in which cellular phenotypes are regulated by soluble factors. We show that a 3D culture system with atelocollagen porous scaffolds can significantly improve the outcome of the current platforms intended for the maintenance and lineage specification of mouse PSCs (mPSCs). Unlike 2D conditions, the 3D conditions maintained the undifferentiated state of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) without exogenous stimulation and also supported endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm differentiation of mESCs under serum-free conditions...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504700/lineage-specific-functions-of-tet1-in-the-postimplantation-mouse-embryo
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Rita Khoueiry, Abhishek Sohni, Bernard Thienpont, Xinlong Luo, Joris Vande Velde, Michela Bartoccetti, Bram Boeckx, An Zwijsen, Anjana Rao, Diether Lambrechts, Kian Peng Koh
The mammalian TET enzymes catalyze DNA demethylation. While they have been intensely studied as major epigenetic regulators, little is known about their physiological roles and the extent of functional redundancy following embryo implantation. Here we define non-redundant roles for TET1 at an early postimplantation stage of the mouse embryo, when its paralogs Tet2 and Tet3 are not detectably expressed. TET1 regulates numerous genes defining differentiation programs in the epiblast and extraembryonic ectoderm...
May 15, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498389/next-generation-sequencing-identified-a-novel-eda-mutation-in-a-chinese-pedigree-of-hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia-with-hyperplasia-of-the-sebaceous-glands
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Xue-Gang Xu, Yuan Lv, Hongwei Yan, Le Qu, Ting Xiao, Long Geng, Chun-Di He, Cai-Xia Liu, Xing-Hua Gao, Yuan-Hong Li, Hong-Duo Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495229/intramedullary-epidermoid-cysts-in-adults-case-report-and-updated-literature-review
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T Graillon, P Rakotozanany, M Meyer, H Dufour, S Fuentes
Epidermoid cysts are classical tumors in neurosurgery, but spinal locations are rare and intramedullary locations represent only approximately 80 cases in the literature. Intramedullary epidermoid cysts arise from ectodermic tissue inclusion during neural tube closure. Intramedullary epidermoid cysts are more frequent in young patients and in a thoracic location. We report the case of a 61-year-old patient consulting for bilateral asymmetrical progressive paraparesis and proprioceptive ataxia revealing a T3-T4 exophytic medullar epidermoid cyst...
May 8, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490040/individualized-plastic-reconstruction-strategy-for-patients-with-ectodermal-dysplasia-syndrome
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Yikang Hou, Yunbo Jin, Xiaoxi Lin, Gang Chai, Yan Zhang, Zuoliang Qi
Ectodermal dysplasia syndrome is a hereditary disease of ectodermal origin. Appearances of nail dystrophy, alopecia or hypotrichosis, saddle nose deformity, and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis are usually associated with a lack of sweat glands as well as partial or complete absence of teeth. These manifestations are usually corrected only with oral rehabilitation by mounting dentures. In this study, plastic rehabilitation was developed to correct the special features of patients with ectodermal dysplasia. Four men and 1 woman with ectodermal dysplasia syndrome were treated...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484373/evolution-and-development-of-the-inner-ear-efferent-system-transforming-a-motor-neuron-population-to-connect-to-the-most-unusual-motor-protein-via-ancient-nicotinic-receptors
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REVIEW
Bernd Fritzsch, Karen L Elliott
All craniate chordates have inner ears with hair cells that receive input from the brain by cholinergic centrifugal fibers, the so-called inner ear efferents (IEEs). Comparative data suggest that IEEs derive from facial branchial motor (FBM) neurons that project to the inner ear instead of facial muscles. Developmental data showed that IEEs develop adjacent to FBMs and segregation from IEEs might depend on few transcription factors uniquely associated with IEEs. Like other cholinergic terminals in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), efferent terminals signal on hair cells through nicotinic acetylcholine channels, likely composed out of alpha 9 and alpha 10 units (Chrna9, Chrna10)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480986/the-murine-lens-a-model-to-investigate-in-vivo-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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REVIEW
Kumi Shirai, Sai-Ichi Tanaka, Frank J Lovicu, Shizuya Saika
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) produces myofibroblasts that contribute to the formation of fibrotic tissue with an impairment of tissue homeostasis and functionality. The crystalline lens of the eye is a unique transparent and isolated tissue. The lens vesicle becomes isolated from the surface ectoderm, its cells are all contained as they line the inner surface of the lens capsule. Clinically the formation of fibrotic tissue by the lens epithelial cells causes a type of cataract or opacification and contraction of the lens capsule post-cataract surgery...
May 8, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476948/hierarchical-specification-of-pruriceptors-by-runt-domain-transcription-factor-runx1
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Lu Qi, Chengcheng Huang, Xiaohua Wu, Yeqi Tao, Jingjing Yan, Tianyong Shi, Cheng Cao, Lu Han, Mengsheng Qiu, Qiufu Ma, Zijing Liu, Yang Liu
The somatic sensory neurons in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) detect and transmit a diverse array of sensory modalities, such as pain, itch, cold, warm, touch and others. Recent genetic and single-cell RNA sequencing studies have revealed a group of DRG neurons that could be particularly relevant for acute and chronic itch information transmission. They express the natriuretic peptide type B (NPPB), as well as a cohort of receptors and neuropeptides that have been implicated in chronic itch manifestation, including the interleukin-31 receptor IL31ra and its co-receptor Osmr, the leuktriene receptor Cysltr2, somatostatin and neurotensin...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474787/cadherin-interplay-during-neural-crest-segregation-from-the-non-neural-ectoderm-and-neural-tube-in-the-early-chick-embryo
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Alwyn Dady, Jean-Loup Duband
BACKGROUND: In the avian embryo, neural crest (NC) progenitors arise in the neuroectoderm during gastrulation, long before their dissemination. Although the gene regulatory network involved in NC specification has been deciphered, the mechanisms involved in their segregation from the other neuroectoderm-derived progenitors, notably the epidermis and neural tube, are unknown. Because cadherins mediate cell recognition and sorting, we scrutinized their expression profiles during NC specification and delamination...
May 5, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469672/stemness-maintenance-properties-in-human-oral-stem-cells-after-long-term-passage
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Francesca Diomede, Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Valentina Gatta, Marco D'Aurora, Ilaria Merciaro, Marco Marchisio, Aurelio Muttini, Sergio Caputi, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon, Oriana Trubiani
Background. Neural crest-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human oral tissues possess immunomodulatory and regenerative properties and are emerging as a potential therapeutic tool to treat diverse diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, myocardial infarction, and connective tissue damages. In addition to cell-surface antigens, dental MSCs express embryonic stem cell markers as neural crest cells originate from the ectoderm layer. In vitro passages may eventually modify these embryonic marker expressions and other stemness properties, including proliferation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461976/differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-mesodermal-and-ectodermal-derivatives-is-independent-of-the-type-of-isogenic-reprogrammed-somatic-cells
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E S Philonenko, M V Shutova, E A Khomyakova, E M Vassina, O S Lebedeva, S L Kiselev, M A Lagarkova
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the capacity to unlimitedly proliferate and differentiate into all types of somatic cells. This capacity makes them a valuable source of cells for research and clinical use. However, the type of cells to be reprogrammed, the selection of clones, and the various genetic manipulations during reprogramming may have an impact both on the properties of iPSCs and their differentiated derivatives. To assess this influence, we used isogenic lines of iPSCs obtained by reprogramming of three types of somatic cells differentiated from human embryonic stem cells...
January 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458664/childhood-polyarthritis-as-early-manifestation-of-autoimmune-polyendocrinopathy-with-candidiasis-and-ectodermal-dystrophy-syndrome
#16
Maria J Gutierrez, Julieta Gilson, Jamie Zacharias, Faoud Ishmael, C April Bingham
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy with candidiasis and ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a rare disorder of immune dysregulation caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. Individuals affected with APECED develop a clinical syndrome characterized by ectodermal abnormalities, autoantibody production, and organ-specific autoimmune manifestations. Inflammatory arthritis is usually not described as a part of the syndrome, and only sporadic cases are reported. We describe the case of a preschool-age girl who presented with hypoparathyroidism, hepatitis, interstitial pneumonitis, and chronic polyarthritis at 4 years of age and was found to have two compound heterozygous disease-associated mutations in the AIRE gene...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457888/physico-electrochemical-characterization-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-during-self-renewal-or-differentiation-by-a-multi-modal-monitoring-system
#17
Karen Low, Lauren Y Wong, Maricela Maldonado, Chetas Manjunath, Christopher B Horner, Mark Perez, Nosang V Myung, Jin Nam
Monitoring pluripotent stem cell behaviors (self-renewal and differentiation to specific lineages/phenotypes) is critical for a fundamental understanding of stem cell biology and their translational applications. In this study, a multi-modal stem cell monitoring system was developed to quantitatively characterize physico-electrochemical changes of the cells in real time, in relation to cellular activities during self-renewal or lineage-specific differentiation, in a non-destructive, label-free manner. The system was validated by measuring physical (mass) and electrochemical (impedance) changes in human induced pluripotent stem cells undergoing self-renewal, or subjected to mesendodermal or ectodermal differentiation, and correlating them to morphological (size, shape) and biochemical changes (gene/protein expression)...
May 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452721/ilven-complete-remission-after-administration-of-topical-corticosteroid-case-review
#18
U Wollina, G Tchernev
Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a relatively rare disorder with an onset at early age, consisting of pruritic linear papules and/or plaques and histologic features resembling psoriasis or lichenoid dermatitis. The disease is a version of mosaicism caused by somatic mutations. ILVEN belongs to the heterogeneous group of congenital hamartomas of embryonal ectodermal origin, as a variant of verrucous epidermal nevus, representing approximately 5% of all epidermal nevi, with predominance in females and with general therapeutic resistance...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443239/primitive-neuro-ectodermal-tumor-arising-in-a-testicular-teratoma-with-retroperitoneal-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Guodong Hu, Andrew Wang, Xiu Wang, Leilei Xia, Benjamin L Taylor, S Buce Malkowicz, Priti Lal, Julia R Maisel
A 38-year-old man presenting with left testicular mass and extensive retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy underwent radical orchiectomy and specimen showed a germ cell tumor of primarily primitive neuroectodermal tumor mixed with mature teratoma. He then underwent RPLND, followed by adjuvant CAV (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine) and IE (ifosfamide, etoposide) alternating chemotherapy given the high rate of recurrence and high rate of response to the PNET-specific chemotherapy.
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442438/dorsal-fin-development-in-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-bud-formation-and-its-cellular-origin
#20
Jie Chen, Xiaoyu Liu, Xiaohua Yao, Fei Gao, Baolong Bao
The development of the median fin has not been investigated extensively in teleosts, although in other fishes it has been proposed that it involves the same genetic programs operating in the paired appendages. Adult median fins develop from the larval bud; therefore an investigation of fin bud formation and its cellular origin is essential to understanding the maturation mechanisms. In Paralichthys olivaceus, skeletogenesis proceeds from an anterior to posterior direction providing a good opportunity to study the formation of dorsal fin bud...
April 22, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
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