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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454158/polyisocyanopeptide-hydrogels-a-novel-thermo-responsive-hydrogel-supporting-pre-vascularization-and-the-development-of-organotypic-structures
#1
Jakub Zimoch, Joan Simó Padial, Agnes S Klar, Queralt Vallmajo-Martin, Martin Meuli, Thomas Biedermann, Christopher J Wilson, Alan Rowan, Ernst Reichmann
Molecular and mechanical interactions with the 3D extracellular matrix are essential for cell functions such as survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. Thermo-responsive biomimetic polyisocyanopeptide (PIC) hydrogels are promising new candidates for 3D cell, tissue, and organ cultures. This is a synthetic, thermo-responsive and stress-stiffening material synthesized via polymerization of the corresponding monomers using a nickel perchlorate as a catalyst. It can be tailored to meet various demands of cells by modulating its stiffness and through the decoration of the polymer with short GRGDS peptides using copper free click chemistry...
February 14, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454090/characterization-of-vasa-homolog-in-a-neotropical-catfish-jundi%C3%A3-rhamdia-quelen-molecular-cloning-and-expression-analysis-during-embryonic-and-larval-development
#2
Juliana M B Ricci, Emanuel R M Martinez, Arno J Butzge, Lucas B Doretto, Marcos A Oliveira, Robie Allan Bombardelli, Jan Bogerd, Rafael H Nóbrega
We have characterized the full-length vasa cDNA from Jundiá, Rhamdia quelen (Heptapteridae, Siluriformes). vasa encodes a member of the DEAD-box protein family of ATP-dependent RNA helicases. This protein is highly conserved among different organisms and its role is associated with RNA metabolism. In the majority of the investigated species, vasa is restricted to the germ cell lineage and its expression has been used to study germline development in many organisms, including fish. The deduced R. quelen vasa amino acid sequence displayed high similarity with Vasa protein sequences from other organisms, and did not cluster with PL10 or P68 DEAD-box protein subfamilies...
February 14, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454040/development-of-an-unrelated-donor-selection-score-predictive-of-survival-after-hct-donor-age-matters-most
#3
Bronwen E Shaw, Brent R Logan, Stephen R Spellman, Steven G E Marsh, James Robinson, Joseph Pidala, Carolyn Hurley, Juliet Barker, Martin Maiers, Jason Dehn, Hailin Wang, Mike Haagenson, David Porter, Effie W Petersdorf, Ann Woolfrey, Mary M Horowitz, Michael Verneris, Katharine C Hsu, Katharina Fleischhauer, Stephanie J Lee
Donor factors, in addition to HLA matching status, have been associated with recipient survival in unrelated donor (URD) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), however there is no hierarchical algorithm that weights the characteristics of individual donors against each other in a quantitative manner to facilitate donor selection. The goal of this study was to develop and validate a donor selection score that prioritizes donor characteristics associated with better survival in 8/8 HLA-matched URDs. Two separate patient/donor cohorts, the first receiving HCT between 1999-2011 (n=5952, c1), and the second between 2012-2014 (n=4510, c2) were included in the analysis...
February 14, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453974/genetically-modified-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-tgf-%C3%AE-3-improve-wound-healing-and-reduce-scar-tissue-formation-in-a-rabbit-model
#4
Mingyong Li, Lin Qiu, Wei Hu, Xiang Deng, Hanfeng Xu, Youhan Cao, Zijian Xiao, Liangyu Peng, Shawn Johnson, Lyundup Alexey, Paul A Kingston, Qing Li, Yuanyuan Zhang
Extensive scar tissue formation often occurs after severe burn injury, trauma, or as one of complications after surgical intervention. Despite significant therapeutic advances, it is still a significant challenge to manage massive scar tissue formation while also promoting normal wound healing. The goal of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) that were genetically modified to overexpress transforming growth factor-beta 3 (TGF-β 3 ), an inhibitor of myofibroblast proliferation and collagen type I deposition, on full-thickness cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453879/defining-outcomes-for-%C3%AE-cell-replacement-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-a-consensus-report-on-the-igls-criteria-from-the-ipita-epita-opinion-leaders-workshop
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REVIEW
Michael R Rickels, Peter G Stock, Eelco J P de Koning, Lorenzo Piemonti, Johann Pratschke, Rodolfo Alejandro, Melena D Bellin, Thierry Berney, Pratik Choudhary, Paul R Johnson, Raja Kandaswamy, Thomas W H Kay, Bart Keymeulen, Yogish C Kudva, Esther Latres, Robert M Langer, Roger Lehmann, Barbara Ludwig, James F Markmann, Marjana Marinac, Jon S Odorico, François Pattou, Peter A Senior, James A M Shaw, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Steven White
β-cell replacement therapy, available currently as pancreas or islet transplantation, has developed without a clear definition of graft functional and clinical outcomes. The International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and European Pancreas & Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) held a workshop to develop consensus for an IPITA/EPITA Statement on the definition of function and failure of current and future forms of β-cell replacement therapy. There was consensus that β-cell replacement therapy could be considered as a treatment for β-cell failure, regardless of etiology and without requiring undetectable C-peptide, accompanied by glycemic instability with either problematic hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia...
February 17, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453811/multimodal-treatment-including-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-anaplastic-ependymomas
#6
Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon-Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
In this study, we evaluated the results of multimodal treatment that included tandem HDCT/auto-SCT in children with anaplastic ependymomas. Fourteen patients with anaplastic ependymomas were enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Six cycles of induction chemotherapy were administered to all patients before they underwent tandem HDCT/auto-SCT. Patients who were older than 3 years of age were administered RT after two cycles of induction chemotherapy. In patients under 3 years of age, RT was either omitted or delayed until they reached 3 years of age, if the patients experienced CR after tandem HDCT/auto-SCT...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453733/egfp-transgene-a-useful-tool-to-track-transplanted-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cell-contribution-to-peripheral-remyelination
#7
Gonzalo Piñero, Vanina Usach, Paula A Soto, Paula V Monje, Patricia Setton-Avruj
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) constitute a heterogeneous population with potential to promote tissue regeneration. For this reason, this cell fraction has recently become a therapeutic alternative to mesenchymal stem cells, as culture is not required and phenotypic transformations can be hence avoided. In this work, and in order to attain long-lasting cell labeling and study longer survival times, we used BMMC isolated from adult transgenic rats expressing GFP to reproduce our wild type model and evaluate their remyelination ability in a reversible model of Wallerian degeneration...
February 16, 2018: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453447/embryonic-stem-cell-transplants-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-in-a-rodent-model-of-autism
#8
Jennifer J Donegan, Angela M Boley, Daniel J Lodge
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by disruptions in three core behavioral domains: deficits in social interaction, impairments in communication, and repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or thought. There are currently no drugs available for the treatment of the core symptoms of ASD and drugs that target comorbid symptoms often have serious adverse side effects, suggesting an urgent need for new therapeutic strategies. The neurobiology of autism is complex, but converging evidence suggests that ASD involves disruptions in the inhibitory GABAergic neurotransmitter system...
February 7, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453429/human-neutrophils-can-mimic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-pmn-mdsc-and-suppress-microbead-or-lectin-induced-t-cell-proliferation-through-artefactual-mechanisms
#9
Dmitri Negorev, Ulf H Beier, Tianyi Zhang, Jon G Quatromoni, Pratik Bhojnagarwala, Steven M Albelda, Sunil Singhal, Evgeniy Eruslanov, Falk W Lohoff, Matthew H Levine, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, Wayne W Hancock, Tatiana Akimova
We report that human conventional CD15 + neutrophils can be isolated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) layer during Ficoll gradient separation, and that they can impair T cell proliferation in vitro without concomitant neutrophil activation and killing. This effect was observed in a total of 92 patients with organ transplants, lung cancer or anxiety/depression, and in 18 healthy donors. Although such features are typically associated in the literature with the presence of certain myeloid-derived suppressor cell (PMN-MDSC) populations, we found that commercial centrifuge tubes that contained membranes or gels for PBMC isolation led to up to 70% PBMC contamination by CD15 + neutrophils, with subsequent suppressive effects in certain cellular assays...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453224/simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-slet-in-failed-cultivated-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-clet-for-unilateral-chronic-ocular-burns
#10
Sayan Basu, Sashwanthi Mohan, Swapnil Bhalekar, Vivek Singh, Virender Sangwan
AIMS: Cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation (CLET) fails in around 20%-30% of cases. This study aimed to report the clinical outcomes of autologous simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) in eyes with recurrent unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) due to failure of CLET. METHODS: This was a prospective case series which included 30 eyes of 30 patients who underwent SLET between 2010 and 2016 after failure of one (n=24) or two (n=6) previous CLET procedures for chronic unilateral ocular burns...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452771/radiation-therapy-as-an-effective-salvage-strategy-for-secondary-cns-lymphoma
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Sarah A Milgrom, Chelsea C Pinnix, T Linda Chi, Thinh H Vu, Jillian R Gunther, Tommy Sheu, Nathan Fowler, Jason R Westin, Loretta J Nastoupil, Yasuhiro Oki, Luis E Fayad, Sattva Neelapu, Maria Alma Rodriguez, Frederick B Hagemeister, Michelle A Fanale, Hun J Lee, Chitra Hosing, Sairah Ahmed, Yago Nieto, Elizabeth J Shpall, Bouthaina S Dabaja
PURPOSE: We assessed the efficacy of radiation therapy (RT) in the management of secondary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The cohort comprised 44 patients with systemic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) secondarily involving the brain and/or leptomeninges at initial diagnosis or relapse that was treated with RT. RESULTS: Of these patients, 29 (66%) were in systemic remission when CNS disease was diagnosed...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452671/what-is-the-optimal-initial-management-of-the-younger-mantle-cell-lymphoma-patient
#12
REVIEW
Rory McCulloch, Simon Rule
The last 20 years has seen considerable advances made in the management of younger patients with mantle cell lymphoma. The use of high dose cytarabine and rituximab in induction therapy, usually followed by autologous stem cell transplant consolidation, has become established practice and the median overall survival now exceeds 10 years. However, this high intensity upfront approach is not necessarily appropriate for all newly diagnosed patients. A minority exhibit disease that behaves in an indolent fashion with no proven benefit from early intervention, and at the opposite end of the spectrum a high-risk group exists who do poorly with conventional treatment...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452664/the-role-of-stem-cell-transplantation-in-follicular-lymphoma
#13
REVIEW
Georg Hess
With the introduction of novel treatments paradigms to if or when to use transplantation strategies for patients with follicular lymphoma have changed substantially. Autologous transplantation has been intensively evaluated as consolidation after first induction treatment with positive effects, however the introduction of Rituximab led to comparable improvements and HDT has been moved to relapse treatment. In this indication HDT was frequently use already at first relapse, but now is dominantly used in patients with a highrisk profile, e...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452287/dental-pulp-stem-cell-derived-chondrogenic-cells-demonstrate-differential-cell-motility-in-type-i-and-type-ii-collagen-hydrogels
#14
Li Yao, Nikol Flynn
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Advances in the development of biomaterials and stem cell therapy provide a promising approach to regenerating degenerated discs. The normal nucleus pulposus (NP) cells exhibit the similar phenotype as chondrocytes. Because dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) can be differentiated into chondrogenic cells, the DPSCs and DPSCs-derived chondrogenic cells encapsulated in type I and type II collagen hydrogels can potentially be transplanted into degenerated nucleus pulposus (NP) to repair damaged tissue...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452273/3d-bioprinted-functional-and-contractile-cardiac-tissue-constructs
#15
Zhan Wang, Sang Jin Lee, Heng-Jie Cheng, James J Yoo, Anthony Atala
Bioengineering of a functional cardiac tissue composed of primary cardiomyocytes has great potential for myocardial regeneration and in vitro tissue modeling. However, its applications remain limited because the cardiac tissue is a highly organized structure with unique physiologic, biomechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, we undertook a proof-of-concept study to develop a contractile cardiac tissue with cellular organization, uniformity, and scalability by using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategy...
February 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452245/haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-using-non-first-degree-related-donors
#16
Hany Elmariah, Yvette L Kasamon, Marianna Zahurak, Karen W Macfarlane, Noah Tucker, Gary L Rosner, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Ephraim J Fuchs, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Lode J Swinnen, Carol Ann Huff, William H Matsui, Douglas E Gladstone, Shannon R McCurdy, Ivan Borrello, Christian B Gocke, Satish Shanbhag, Kenneth R Cooke, Syed Abbas Ali, Robert A Brodsky, Amy E DeZern, Leo Luznik, Richard J Jones, Richard F Ambinder
Outcomes of nonmyeloablative (NMA) haploidentical (haplo) blood or marrow transplant (BMT) with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) using non-first-degree relatives are unknown. We evaluated 33 consecutive adult patients (median age 56 years) with hematologic malignancies who underwent NMA haplo T-cell replete BMT with PTCy at Johns Hopkins using second- or third-degree related donors. Donors consisted of 10 nieces (30%), 9 nephews (27%), 7 first cousins (21%), 5 grandchildren (15%), and 2 uncles (6%)...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452233/role-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-differentiated-into-insulin-producing-cells-in-the-treatment-of-type-i-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Mona G Amer, Azza S Embaby, Rehab A Karam, Marwa G Amer
Generation of new β cells is an important approach in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (type 1 DM). Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) might be one of the best sources for cell replacement therapy for diabetes. Therefore, this work aimed to test the possible role of transplanted insulin-producing cells (IPCs) differentiated from ADSCs in treatment of streptozotocin (STZ) induced type I DM in rats. Type 1 DM was induced by single intra peritoneal injection with STZ (50 mg/kg BW). Half of the diabetic rats were left without treatment and the other half were injected with differentiated IPCs directly into the pancreas...
February 13, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452230/a-regulatory-circuitry-between-mir-193a-mir-600-and-wt1-enhances-leukemogenesis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Haiying Li, Chongyun Xing, Bin Zhou, Haige Ye, Jianhua Feng, Jianbo Wu, Shenmeng Gao
The aberrant overexpression of the Wilm's tumor-1 (WT1) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays an important role in blast cell survival through enhancing proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis. However, the mechanism underlying the overexpression of WT1 remains unclear. Here, we identified miR-193a (miR-193a-5p) and miR-600 targeting and degrading WT1. MiR-193a and miR-600 synergistically reduced WT1 expression and suppressed the activity of a luciferase reporter through binding coding sequence (CDS) and 3'-untranslated regions (3'UTR) of WT1 mRNA, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452170/expression-and-significance-of-sirt1-in-renal-allografts-at-the-early-stage-of-chronic-renal-allograft-dysfunction
#19
Yue Xia, Jin Deng, Qin Zhou, Xiaofei Shao, Xingyan Yang, Mengjiao Shao, Hequn Zou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and significance of Sirt1 in renal allografts at the early stage of chronic renal allograft dysfunction (CRAD). METHODS: CRAD rat models were established using classical orthotopic F344-Lewis kidney transplantation. F344 and Lewis uninephrectomized rats were used as controls. Twelve weeks after the operation, the rats were sacrificed for renal function, histological, immunohistochemistry and molecular biological analyses...
February 13, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451944/total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-avascular-necrosis-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
Anita Vijapura, Harlan B Levine, Michele Donato, Mark A Hartzband, Melissa Baker, Gregg R Klein
The immunosuppressive regimens required for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predispose recipients to complications, including avascular necrosis. Cancer-related comorbidities, immunosuppression, and poor bone quality theoretically increase the risk for perioperative medical complications, infection, and implant-related complications in total joint arthroplasty. This study reviewed 20 primary total hip arthroplasties for avascular necrosis in 14 patients. Outcomes were assessed at routine clinical visits and Harris hip scores were calculated...
February 16, 2018: Orthopedics
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