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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732438/investigation-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-kir-and-hla-genotypes-to-predict-the-occurrence-of-acute-allograft-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation
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Davood Jafari, Mohsen Nafar, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Razieh Abdolvahabi, Mahboob Lesan Pezeshki, Efat Razaghi, Ali Akbar Amirzargar
After kidney transplantation, natural killer (NK) cells play a pivotal role in triggering the immune response to the allogeneic grafts primarily by their killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). This process may be one mechanism that contributes to graft rejection. In this study, we have evaluated whether acute rejection after kidney transplantation was associated with predicted NK cell alloreactivity based on KIR gene and ligand along with KIR/HLA compound genotype analysis. After kidney transplantation, natural killer (NK) cells play a pivotal role in triggering the immune response to the allogeneic grafts primarily by their killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR)...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732386/a-phase-i-trial-of-nk-92-cells-for-refractory-hematological-malignancies-relapsing-after-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-shows-safety-and-evidence-of-efficacy
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Brent A Williams, Arjun Datt Law, Bertrand Routy, Neal denHollander, Vikas Gupta, Xing-Hua Wang, Amélie Chaboureau, Sowmya Viswanathan, Armand Keating
BACKGROUND: Autologous NK cell therapy can treat a variety of malignancies, but is limited by patient-specific variations in potency and cell number expansion. In contrast, allogeneic NK cell lines can overcome many of these limitations. Cells from the permanent NK-92 line are constitutively activated, lack inhibitory receptors and appear to be safe based on two prior phase I trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center, non-randomized, non-blinded, open-label, Phase I dose-escalation trial of irradiated NK-92 cells in adults with refractory hematological malignancies who relapsed after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT)...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732247/repairing-sciatic-nerve-injury-with-an-epo-loaded-nerve-conduit-and-sandwiched-in-strategy-of-transplanting-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Wei Zhang, Lihai Zhang, Jianheng Liu, Licheng Zhang, Jian Zhang, Peifu Tang
Transplantation of a biosynthetic nerve conduit carrying neuro-protective cytokines is promising for treating peripheral nerve injury. Here we developed a novel strategy for repairing sciatic nerve injury by EPO-loaded Chitosan nerve conduit (EPO/Chi) and sandwiched-in transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Then, the beneficial effect of EPO/Chi + MSCs on nerve regeneration was also further investigated by in vitro cellular experiments. In vivo experiment showed that combination of EPO-loaded Chitosan nerve conduit with MSCs could significantly accelerate nerve healing and improve morphological repair...
July 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732241/generation-of-skeletal-myogenic-progenitors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-non-viral-delivery-of-minicircle-dna
#4
Jaemin Kim, Vanessa K P Oliveira, Ami Yamamoto, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Currently, the most efficient and promising approach for generating large numbers of engraftable human skeletal myogenic progenitors from pluripotent stem cells requires the conditional in vitro overexpression of PAX7 using lentiviral vectors. Because a non-integrating approach would be preferable to eliminate or minimize the risk associated with random genomic integration, here we investigate whether transient expression of PAX7 using minicircle DNA would enable the generation of functional pluripotent stem cell-derived myogenic progenitors, equivalent to those generated by lentivirus...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732192/cost-and-quality-issues-in-establishing-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-program-in-developing-countries
#5
REVIEW
Shahrukh K Hashmi, Alok Srivastava, Walid Rasheed, Salman Adil, Tong Wu, Madan Jagasia, Amr Nassar, William Y K Hwang, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Hildegard T Greinix, Marcelo C Pasquini, Jane F Apperley, Mahmoud Aljurf
The hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) activity has grown significantly over the past two decades in both developing and developed countries. Many challenges arise in establishing new HCT programs in developing countries, due to scarcity of resources and manpower in expertise in HCT. While cost issues can potentially hinder establishment of new HCT programs in certain regions, the focus on quality and value should be included in the general vision of leadership before establishing an HCT program. The main challenge in most developing countries is the lack of trained/qualified personnel, enormous start-up costs for a tertiary care center, and quality maintenance...
July 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731996/-pancreatitis-genes-and-islet-cells-auto-transplant-updates-and-new-horizons
#6
Edgardo D Rivera Rivera
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can progress from an acute presentation to an acute recurring presentation and eventually to chronic pancreatitis, which is characterized by irreversible morphological changes and scarring of the pancreas. The entity known as hereditary pancreatitis has been recognized in the literature for years and certainly the discovery of the PRSS1 gene in 1996 marked the beginning of a new era of genetic discoveries associated with the disease. Since then, multiple genes have been described as the causing agents of pancreatitis or disease modifiers, some of the most important ones being the PRSS1, SPINK1, CFTR, CASR, CTRC, CLDN2, and CPA1...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731908/prognostic-factors-in-lung-transplantation-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Takeshi Shiraishi, Masato Minami, Yasushi Matsuda, Masayuki Chida, Sumiko Maeda, Akihiro Aoyama, Yoshinori Okada, Meinoshin Okumura, Akinori Iwasaki, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is the final life-saving option for patients with pulmonary complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients undergoing HSCT for hematologic diseases are thought to be high-risk candidates for lung transplantation; therefore, few lung transplants are performed for these patients, and few studies have been reported. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and outcomes of lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary complications after HSCT...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731904/monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-after-kidney-transplantation-single-center-experience
#8
Gaetano Alfano, Francesco Fontana, Elisabetta Colaci, Andrea Messerotti, Francesca Bettelli, Leonardo Potenza, Mario Luppi, Gianni Cappelli
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is an asymptomatic premalignant plasma cell disorder. Prevalence and clinical outcomes of MGUS in kidney transplant (KT) recipients have been previously reported in few studies with conflicting results. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study in a population of 548 KT recipients transplanted between 1998 and 2015. RESULTS: Thirty-nine subjects (8.1%) developed MGUS after KT...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731654/validation-of-the-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-specific-comorbidity-index-in-a-retrospective-cohort-of-children-and-adolescents-who-received-an-allogeneic-transplantation-in-argentina
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Carlos M Figueroa Turienzo, Carolina Cernadas, Mariana Roizen, Silvia Pizzi, Raquel Staciuk
INTRODUCTION: Hematopoietic cell transplantationis a therapy with a risk of transplant-related mortality (TRM), which may vary depending on prior comorbidities. The Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) is an instrument developed to measure this risk. There are very few reports on its use in pediatrics. The objective of this study was to validate the HCT-CI in a pediatric cohort of allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation recipients in Argentina. POPULATION AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort made up of 140 transplant patients at Hospital J...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731615/the-prevalence-of-ccr5-%C3%AE-32-mutation-in-a-cohort-of-saudi-stem-cell-donors
#10
M Alarifi, F Al-Amro, A Alalwan, A Al-Turki, H Fakhoury, N Atallah, M Al Muallimi, M Al-Balwi, M ALzahrani, A Alaskar, A Hajeer, D Jawdat
CCR5 is a chemokine receptor that also was found to be used by HIV as a co-receptor for entering target cells. A 32 bp deletion was described in certain people that rendered CCR5 non-functional. The mutant allele CCR5-Δ32 has been shown to prevent HIV infection. In addition, stem cell transplantation with the CCR5-Δ32 homozygous genotype can lead to clearance of HIV infection. In this study, our aim was to investigate the frequency of CCR5-Δ32 mutation in a cohort of stem cell donors from cord blood bank and stem cell donor registry...
July 21, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731588/human-leukocyte-antigen-distribution-and-genomic-ancestry-in-brazilian-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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M C F da Silva-Malta, P S Rodrigues, L W Zuccherato, F C B de Souza, E M F L Domingues, V R Souza, E Tarazona-Santos, M L Martins
Hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently the only established curative treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD), but is limited by donor availability. Ethnicity is thought to have an impact on the complications experienced by patients that undergo HSCT and on the likelihood of identifying an HLA matched donor. In the present study, we investigated the genomic ancestry and the distribution of HLA allele groups in Brazilian patients with SCD, compared these HLA profiles to worldwide populations and evaluate the availability of HLA-matched donors...
July 21, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731526/drug-discovery-and-development-for-rare-genetic-disorders
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REVIEW
Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Anton Simeonov
Approximately 7,000 rare diseases affect millions of individuals in the United States. Although rare diseases taken together have an enormous impact, there is a significant gap between basic research and clinical interventions. Opportunities now exist to accelerate drug development for the treatment of rare diseases. Disease foundations and research centers worldwide focus on better understanding rare disorders. Here, the state-of-the-art drug discovery strategies for small molecules and biological approaches for orphan diseases are reviewed...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731265/application-of-dead-end-knockout-zebrafish-as-recipients-of-germ-cell-transplantation
#13
Qian Li, Wataru Fujii, Kunihiko Naito, Goro Yoshizaki
Germ cell transplantation is a promising technology for the propagation of endangered or valuable fishes. In this technique, sterile male and female recipient fish are injected with donor germ cells so they can produce viable gametes derived from the donor cells. The dead end (dnd) gene is involved in the migration of primordial germ cells; therefore, dnd-knockout zebrafish are expected to be germ-cell-free, making them suitable recipients for germ cell transplantation. dnd mutants were produced by microinjecting 2 nl of 10 ng/μl cRNAs encoding zinc finger nucleases against dnd into the blastodisc of zebrafish embryos before the cell cleavage stage...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731172/comparison-of-the-neuronal-differentiation-abilities-of-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-and-adipose-tissue%C3%A2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Yani Zheng, Chao Huang, Fang Liu, Haiyan Lin, Xiangqun Yang, Zhiying Zhang
Bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose tissue‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) are able to differentiate into neuron‑like cells when exposed to small molecule compounds, however the specific differences in their neuronal differentiation abilities remain to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to compare the neuronal differentiation abilities of BMSCs and ADSCs. BMSCs and ADSCs from the same Sprague Dawley rats were isolated and cultured for use. The proliferation capacity was revealed using a cell counting method...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731169/in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-inhibition-of-human-gastric-cancer-progress-by-upregulating-kank1-gene
#15
Tao Chen, Kun Wang, Xianzhou Tong
Recent research has found that Kank1 gene, as one of the important members of the Kank gene family, plays an important role in the occurrence and development of malignant tumors. As a brand new cancer suppressor gene, its expression is significantly downregulated or missing in various kinds of malignant tumors. However, no report on the specific role of Kank1 in the genesis and development of gastric cancer is available yet. In the present study, we found significantly lower expression of Kank1 gene in human gastric cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731141/botulinum-toxin-a-improves-adipose-tissue-engraftment-by-promoting-cell-proliferation-adipogenesis-and-angiogenesis
#16
Qi Tang, Chang Chen, Xiaqi Wang, Wei Li, Yan Zhang, Muyao Wang, Wei Jing, Hang Wang, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
Adipose tissue engraftment has become a well-established therapy in plastic and reconstructive surgery used to restore age-related or injury-related soft tissue loss. However, the unpredictable absorption rates limit its further application. Some clinicians have noted that more optimal aesthetic results are achieved when botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) is applied prior to adipose tissue grafting. In the present study, we transplanted allogeneic adipose tissue treated with or without BoNTA in SD rats in vivo. We subsequently evaluated the survival rate (weight, volume, apoptosis and cellular integrity) and revascularization of the adipose tissue...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731026/the-novel-gene-ha117-promotes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-drug-resistance-in-mouse-colon-tumor-cells
#17
Y X Guo, Y H Xu, G H Zheng, X Q Jin
In this study, we characterized the role of HA117, a novel gene we previously identified, in drug resistance in vitro and in vivo. Briefly, CT26 cells expressing HA117 were obtained by infection with a recombinant adenovirus, and tested for drug sensitivity by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay. In addition, the effect of HA117 on drug sensitivity was assessed in CT26 colon tumors transplanted into nude mice. In vitro, expression of HA117 increased the resistance of CT26 cells to 5-fluorouracil 2.75 times (P<0...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730684/chest-wall-lymphomas-fine-needle-aspiration-cytodiagnosis-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
D K Das, S K Pathan, S K M Al-Waheeb, A E Ali, M Joneja, M G Al-Kanderi, B John, M K Mallik
OBJECTIVE: Compared to other chest wall malignancies, lymphoma is a common disease. However, published literature on a series of lymphoma cases involving the chest wall is scarce. The aim of the present study, was to describe experience with chest wall swellings diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. METHODS: Eleven chest wall swellings were diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on FNA over a period of 15 years (January 2000-December 2014)...
July 21, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730633/pd-1-expression-on-cd8-t-cells-regulates-their-differentiation-within-lung-allografts-and-is-critical-for-tolerance-induction
#19
T Takahashi, H M Hsiao, S Tanaka, W Li, R Higashikubo, D Scozzi, A Bharat, J H Ritter, A S Krupnick, A E Gelman, D Kreisel
Immunological requirements for rejection and tolerance induction differ between various organs. While memory CD8(+) T cells are considered a barrier to immunosuppression-mediated acceptance of most tissues and organs, tolerance induction after lung transplantation is critically dependent on central memory CD8(+) T lymphocytes. Here we demonstrate that costimulation blockade-mediated tolerance after lung transplantation is dependent on PD-1 expression on CD8(+) T cells. In the absence of PD-1 expression, CD8(+) T cells form prolonged interactions with graft-infiltrating CD11c(+) cells, their differentiation is skewed towards an effector memory phenotype and grafts are rejected acutely...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730558/transplantation-sites-for-porcine-islets
#20
Rebecca A Stokes, Denbigh M Simond, Heather Burns, Anita T Patel, Philip J O'Connell, Jenny E Gunton, Wayne J Hawthorne
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Xenotransplantation has great potential to provide beta cell replacement and thereby provide a cure for large numbers of people with type 1 diabetes. Crucial to the success of xenotransplantation is establishment of the most viable sites for transplantation. METHODS: We compared porcine islet tissue transplanted into kidney, liver and spleen in pig recipients as assessed by blood glucose levels and IVGTT. RESULTS: Kidney was the superior site for porcine islet tissue transplantation, followed by liver then spleen...
July 21, 2017: Diabetologia
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