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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327460/comprehensive-proteomic-characterization-of-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-matrices
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Héloïse Ragelle, Alexandra Naba, Benjamin L Larson, Fangheng Zhou, Miralem Prijić, Charles A Whittaker, Amanda Del Rosario, Robert Langer, Richard O Hynes, Daniel G Anderson
In the stem-cell niche, the extracellular matrix (ECM) serves as a structural support that additionally provides stem cells with signals that contribute to the regulation of stem-cell function, via reciprocal interactions between cells and components of the ECM. Recently, cell-derived ECMs have emerged as in vitro cell culture substrates to better recapitulate the native stem-cell microenvironment outside the body. Significant changes in cell number, morphology and function have been observed when mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) were cultured on ECM substrates as compared to standard tissue-culture polystyrene (TCPS)...
March 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325212/chemokine-receptor-signaling-and-the-hallmarks-of-cancer
#2
R A Lacalle, R Blanco, L Carmona-Rodríguez, A Martín-Leal, E Mira, S Mañes
The chemokines are a family of chemotactic cytokines that mediate their activity by acting on seven-transmembrane-spanning G protein-coupled receptors. Both the ability of the chemokines and their receptors to form homo- and heterodimers and the promiscuity of the chemokine-chemokine receptor interaction endow this protein family with enormous signaling plasticity and complexity that are not fully understood at present. Chemokines were initially identified as essential regulators of homeostatic and inflammatory trafficking of innate and adaptive leucocytes from lymphoid organs to tissues...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320833/inflammatory-changes-in-bone-marrow-microenvironment-associated-with-declining-b-lymphopoiesis
#3
Domenick E Kennedy, Katherine L Knight
B lymphopoiesis arrests precipitously in rabbits such that by 2-4 mo of age, before sexual maturity, little to no B lymphopoiesis occurs in the bone marrow (BM). Previously, we showed that in mice, adipocytes inhibit B lymphopoiesis in vitro by inducing inflammatory myeloid cells, which produce IL-1β. In this study, we characterized rabbit BM after the arrest of B lymphopoiesis and found a dramatic increase in fat, increased CD11b(+) myeloid cells, and upregulated expression of the inflammatory molecules, IL-1β and S100A9, by the myeloid cells...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319464/the-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-complexity-of-the-macrophage-response-in-disease
#4
Danielle Y F Twum, Lauren Burkard-Mandel, Scott I Abrams
Macrophages comprise a highly diverse cell population expressing a continuum of biologic activities dictated by exposure to a plethora of inflammatory cues. Moreover, in contrast to most other hematopoietic populations, macrophages can arise from multiple sites-namely, the bone marrow or yolk sac, adding to the complexity of macrophage biology during health and disease. Nonetheless, it is this very type of diversity that is indispensable for macrophages to respond effectively to pathologic insults. Most of the interest in macrophage biology has been devoted to bone marrow-derived populations, but it is now becoming clearer that tissue-resident populations, which arise from distinct hematopoietic compartments, serve critical roles in host defense, including protection against neoplastic disease...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318761/the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-home-of-the-leukemic-blasts
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Manar S Shafat, Bruno Gnaneswaran, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a genetically, biologically and clinically heterogeneous set of diseases, which are characterised by an increased growth of abnormal myeloid progenitor cells within the bone marrow (BM). Ex-vivo AML exhibits a high level of spontaneous apoptosis. Furthermore, relapse for patients achieving remission occurs from minimal residual disease harboured within the BM microenvironment. Taken together, these observations illustrate the importance of the BM microenvironment in sustaining AML...
March 12, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318017/thymic-crosstalk-restrains-the-pool-of-cortical-thymic-epithelial-cells-with-progenitor-properties
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Catarina Meireles, Ana R Ribeiro, Rute D Pinto, Catarina Leitão, Pedro M Rodrigues, Nuno L Alves
Cortical (cTEC) and medullary (mTEC) thymic epithelial cells establish key microenvironments for T-cell differentiation and arise from thymic epithelial cell progenitors (TEP). However, the nature of TEPs and the mechanism controlling their stemness in the postnatal thymus remain poorly defined. Using TEC clonogenic assays as a surrogate to survey TEP activity, we found that a fraction of cTECs generates specialized clonal-derived colonies, which contain cells with sustained colony-forming capacity (ClonoTECs)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315070/mechanisms-of-resistance-in-multiple-myeloma
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Athanasios Papadas, Fotis Asimakopoulos
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematopoietic cancer that is characterized by malignant plasma cell infiltration of the bone marrow and/or extramedullary sites. Multi-modality approaches including "novel agents," traditional chemotherapy, and/or stem cell transplantation are used in MM therapy. Drug resistance, however, ultimately develops and the disease remains incurable for the vast majority of patients. In this chapter, we review both tumor cell-autonomous and non-autonomous (microenvironment-dependent) mechanisms of drug resistance...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314771/high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-metabolism-and-bone-mass
#8
Nicholaos Papachristou, Harry Blair, Kyriakos E Kypreos, Dionysios Papachristou
It is well appreciated that high density lipoprotein (HDL) and bone physiology and pathology are tightly linked. Studies, primarily in mouse models have shown that dysfunctional and/or disturbed HDL can affect bone mass through many different ways. Specifically, reduced HDL levels have been associated with the development of an inflammatory microenvironment that affects the differentiation and function of osteoblasts. In addition, perturbation in HDL metabolic pathways favor adipoblastic and restrain osteoblastic differentiation through, among others, the modification of specific bone-related chemokines and signaling cascades...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306669/role-of-shp2-in-hematopoiesis-and-leukemogenesis
#9
Ruchi Pandey, Mallika Saxena, Reuben Kapur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: SH2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2), encoded by PTPN11 plays an important role in regulating signaling from cell surface receptor tyrosine kinases during normal development as well as oncogenesis. Herein we review recently discovered roles of SHP2 in normal and aberrant hematopoiesis along with novel strategies to target it. RECENT FINDINGS: Cell autonomous role of SHP2 in normal hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis has long been recognized...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292847/human-umbilical-cord-blood-borne-fibroblasts-contain-marrow-niche-precursors-that-form-a-bone-marrow-organoid-in-vivo
#10
Alice Pievani, Benedetto Sacchetti, Alessandro Corsi, Benedetta Rambaldi, Samantha Donsante, Valeria Scagliotti, Patrizia Vergani, Cristina Remoli, Andrea Biondi, Pamela G Robey, Mara Riminucci, Marta Serafini
Human umbilical cord blood (CB) has attracted much attention as a reservoir for functional hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, and, recently, as a source of blood-borne fibroblasts (CB-BFs). Previously, we demonstrated that bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) and CB-BF pellet cultures make cartilage in vitro Furthermore, upon in vivo transplantation, BMSC pellets remodelled into miniature bone/marrow organoids. Using this in vivo model, we asked whether CB-BF populations that express characteristics of the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche contain precursors that reform the niche...
March 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292332/aberrant-t-cell-responses-in-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-of-patients-with-poor-graft-function-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yuan Kong, Yu-Tong Wang, Xie-Na Cao, Yang Song, Yu-Hong Chen, Yu-Qian Sun, Yu Wang, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Jun Huang
BACKGROUND: Poor graft function (PGF) is a life-threatening complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Nevertheless, whether abnormalities of T cell subsets in the bone marrow (BM) immune microenvironment, including Th17, Tc17, Th1, Tc1, Th2, Tc2 cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs), are involved in the pathogenesis of PGF remains unclear. METHODS: This prospective nested case-control study enrolled 20 patients with PGF, 40 matched patients with good graft function (GGF) after allo-HSCT, and 20 healthy donors (HD)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289415/pasteurella-multocida-toxin-triggers-rankl-independent-osteoclastogenesis
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Sushmita Chakraborty, Bianca Kloos, Ulrike Harre, Georg Schett, Katharina F Kubatzky
Bone remodeling is a continuous process to retain the structural integrity and function of the skeleton. A tight coupling is maintained between osteoclast-mediated resorption of old or damaged bones and osteoblast-mediated formation of new bones for bone homeostasis. While osteoblasts differentiate from mesenchymal stem cells, osteoclasts are hematopoietic in origin and derived from myeloid precursor cells. Osteoclast differentiation is driven by two cytokines, cytokine receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286199/abnormalities-of-the-bone-marrow-immune-microenvironment-in-patients-with-prolonged-isolated-thrombocytopenia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yang Song, Min-Min Shi, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Mo, Yu Wang, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Jun Huang, Yuan Kong
Prolonged isolated thrombocytopenia (PT) is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, whether abnormalities of the bone marrow immune microenvironment are involved in the pathogenesis of PT remains unknown. In total, 20 patients with PT, 40 matched patients with good graft function (GGF) after allo-HSCT, and 20 healthy donors (HD) were enrolled in this nested case-control study. Th1, Th2, Tc1, Tc2, Th17 and Treg cells were analysed by flow cytometry, and IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-17, IL-6, IL-21 and thrombopoietin levels in bone marrow (BM) plasma were evaluated using cytometric beads assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283748/macrophages-in-gastrointestinal-homeostasis-and-inflammation
#14
REVIEW
John R Grainger, Joanne E Konkel, Tamsin Zangerle-Murray, Tovah N Shaw
Monocyte-derived mononuclear phagocytes, particularly macrophages, are crucial to maintain gastrointestinal homeostasis in the steady state but are also important for protection against certain pathogens. However, when uncontrolled, they can promote immunopathology. Broadly two subsets of macrophages can be considered to perform the vast array of functions to complete these complex tasks: resident macrophages that dominate in the healthy gut and inflammation-elicited (inflammatory) macrophages that derive from circulating monocytes infiltrating inflamed tissue...
March 10, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282033/pi3k%C3%AE-and-pi3k%C3%AE-isoforms-have-distinct-functions-in-regulating-pro-tumoural-signalling-in-the-multiple-myeloma-microenvironment
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R E Piddock, N Loughran, C R Marlein, S D Robinson, D R Edwards, S Yu, G E Pillinger, Z Zhou, L Zaitseva, M J Auger, S A Rushworth, K M Bowles
Phosphoinositide-3-kinase and protein kinase B (PI3K-AKT) is upregulated in multiple myeloma (MM). Using a combination of short hairpin RNA (shRNA) lentivirus-mediated knockdown and pharmacologic isoform-specific inhibition we investigated the role of the PI3K p110γ (PI3Kγ) subunit in regulating MM proliferation and bone marrow microenvironment-induced MM interactions. We compared this with inhibition of the PI3K p110δ (PI3kδ) subunit and with combined PI3kδ/γ dual inhibition. We found that MM cell adhesion and migration were PI3Kγ-specific functions, with PI3kδ inhibition having no effect in MM adhesion or migration assays...
March 10, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276477/in-vivo-longitudinal-visualization-of-bone-marrow-engraftment-process-in-mouse-calvaria-using-two-photon-microscopy
#16
Viet-Hoan Le, Seunghun Lee, Seungwon Lee, Taejun Wang, Won Hyuk Jang, Yeoreum Yoon, Soonjae Kwon, Hyekang Kim, Seung-Woo Lee, Ki Hean Kim
Intravital microscopy of mouse calvarial bone marrow (BM) is a powerful method for studying hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and the BM microenvironment at the cellular level. However, the current method used to access the mouse calvaria allows for only a few imaging times in the same mouse because of scar formation and inflammation induced by multiple surgeries. Longitudinal imaging of the BM may help better understand its microenvironment. In this study, a mouse calvarial window model was developed for longitudinal imaging that involves attaching a cover glass window onto the mouse calvaria and sealing the surrounding exposed area with cyanoacrylate glue and dental cement...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275687/hedgehog-signaling-links-chronic-inflammation-to-gastric-cancer-precursor-lesions
#17
REVIEW
Juanita L Merchant, Lin Ding
Since its initial discovery in Drosophila, Hedgehog (HH) signaling has long been associated with foregut development. The mammalian genome expresses 3 HH ligands, with sonic hedgehog (SHH) levels highest in the mucosa of the embryonic foregut. More recently, interest in the pathway has shifted to improving our understanding of its role in gastrointestinal cancers. The use of reporter mice proved instrumental in our ability to probe the expression pattern of SHH ligand and the cell types responding to canonical HH signaling during homeostasis, inflammation, and neoplastic transformation...
March 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275641/the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-driver-of-leukemia-evolution
#18
COMMENT
Mayra Garcia, Ching-Cheng Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273548/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-stemness-of-multiple-myeloma-cell-lines-via-btk-signaling-pathway
#19
Pan Zhao, Yafang Chen, Zhijie Yue, Ying Yuan, Xiaofang Wang
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are key components of bone marrow microenvironment. Although the importances of BM-MSCs activation in myeloma cells growth, development, progression, angiogenesis are well known, their role in the regulation of myeloma stemness is unclear. In this study, myeloma cell lines (LP-1, U266) were co-cultured with BM-MSCs, we found that BM-MSCs could up-regulate the expression of key stemness genes and proteins (OCT4, SOX2, NANOG) and increase clonogenicity. Similarly, the mechanisms underlying the BM-MSC activation of myeloma stemness remain unclear...
February 24, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270076/doxycycline-as-potential-anti-cancer-agent
#20
Isra Ali, Khalid O Alfarouk, Stephan J Reshkin, Muntaser E Ibrahim
Cancer cells do create hostile microenvironment (deprivation of nutrients, accumulation of acidity, anoxic habitat). Those cells are not only adapted to this sanctuary environment, blunting of immunity but also, grow, migrate to the distal area (metastasis) and communicate with each other in a unique population structure and organization too (clonal expansion). The adaptation requirements push those types of adaptable cells (cancer cells) to be primitive cells. The prevailing pharmacological approach in treating cancer is developing a chemotherapeutic agent that acts on rapidly proliferating cells that stuck with normally growing epithelium and bone marrow too...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
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