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Tao Wang, Zhong-Yi Qin, Liang-Zhi Wen, Yan Guo, Qin Liu, Zeng-Jie Lei, Wei Pan, Kai-Jun Liu, Xing-Wei Wang, Shu-Jie Lai, Wen-Jing Sun, Yan-Ling Wei, Lei Liu, Ling Guo, Yu-Qin Chen, Jun Wang, Hua-Liang Xiao, Xiu-Wu Bian, Dong-Feng Chen, Bin Wang
The evolutionarily conserved Hippo signaling pathway is a key regulator of stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and organ size. While alterations in Hippo signaling are causally linked to uncontrolled cell growth and a broad range of malignancies, genetic mutations in the Hippo pathway are uncommon and it is unclear how the tumor suppressor function of the Hippo pathway is disrupted in human cancers. Here, we report a novel epigenetic mechanism of Hippo inactivation in the context of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
March 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Sheung-Fat Ko, Hon-Kan Yip, Chen-Chang Lee, Chia-Chang Lee, Chia-Hao Su, Chung-Cheng Huang, Shu-Hang Ng, Yi-Ling Chen, Min-Chi Chen
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for monitoring adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) therapy of renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). PROCEDURES: After baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 36 Sprague-Dawley rats with bilateral renal IRI were divided equally as groups 1, 2, and 3 (non-treated rats) and groups 4, 5, and 6 (ADMSC-treated rats, with 2 million ADMSCs injected via the tail vein at 6 h after IRI)...
March 16, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Henrik Lauridsen, Casper Bindzus Foldager, Line Hansen, Michael Pedersen
Non-invasive methods to track the progress of stem cell therapies are important in the development of future regenerative therapies. Super-paramagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIOs) have previously been applied to track cells using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vivo in non-regenerative animal models. To the best of the author's knowledge, the present study investigated for the first time, the feasibility of tracking SPIO labeled cells in an intrinsic regenerative environment, the regenerating limb of the axolotl, and investigated the homing of stem cell-like blastema cells to the regenerative zone...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Gregory J Kato, Frédéric B Piel, Clarice D Reid, Marilyn H Gaston, Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, Wally R Smith, Julie A Panepinto, David J Weatherall, Fernando F Costa, Elliott P Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited disorders caused by mutations in HBB, which encodes haemoglobin subunit β. The incidence is estimated to be between 300,000 and 400,000 neonates globally each year, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa. Haemoglobin molecules that include mutant sickle β-globin subunits can polymerize; erythrocytes that contain mostly haemoglobin polymers assume a sickled form and are prone to haemolysis. Other pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the SCD phenotype are vaso-occlusion and activation of the immune system...
March 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Weiwei Qian, Xiaochuan Kong, Tao Zhang, Dengdian Wang, Jin Song, Yuan Li, Xiaoting Li, Hao Geng, Jie Min, Qi Kong, Jie Liu, Zhiqi Liu, Daming Wang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dexin Yu, Caiyun Zhong
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are essentially responsible for tumor initiation, growth, progression, metastasis and recurrence, and cigarette smoke (CS) is closely involved in the occurrence and development of kidney cancer. However, the effect of CS on renal CSCs has not been elucidated yet. In the present study, tumorsphere formation assay was used to enrich renal CSCs from 786-O and ACHN cells. We illustrated that CS effectively promoted renal CSCs stemness by enhancing tumorsphere formation, increasing the expression of renal CSCs markers (CD133, CD44, ALDHA1, Oct4, and Nanog) and elevating CD133+ cell population...
March 13, 2018: Oncogenesis
Genglong Liu, Haijin Lv, Yuling An, Xuxia Wei, Xiaomeng Yi, Huimin Yi
The aim of the present study was topreliminarily visualize the distribution of humanumbilical cord‑derivedmesenchymal stem cells (hUC‑MSCs) in treating acute lung injury (ALI) using a targeted fluorescent technique. Anovel fluorescent molecule probe was first synthesized via the specific binding of antigen and antibody in vitro to label the hUC‑MSCs. Two groups of mice, comprising a normal saline (NS)+MSC group and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)+MSC group, were subjected to optical imaging. At 4 h following ALI mouse model construction, the labeled hUC‑MSCs were transplanted into the mice in the NS+MSC group and LPS+MSC group by tail vein injection...
May 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Delphine Barnoud, Claire Pinçon, Bénédicte Bruno, Johana Béné, Sophie Gautier, Annie Lahoche, Nadine Petitpain, Michèle Vasseur, Christine Barthélémy, Bertrand Décaudin, Nicolas Simon, Pascal Odou
BACKGROUND: Etoposide phosphate (EP; single injection, 60 mg/kg) followed by total body irradiation (TBI) at 12 Gy has been used as an allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) conditioning regimen for children since 2010. In our institution, EP has been suspected of leading to acute nephrotoxicity. The aim of this study was to assess the potential renal toxicity of EP in this context. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on children hospitalized between 2007 and 2015 for allo-SCT with TBI-based myeloablative conditioning associated with cyclophosphamide (CY, 60 mg/kg/day × 2 days) or EP...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sanda Mrabet, Narjess Ben Aicha, Nihed Abdessayed, Moncef Mokni, Abdellatif Achour
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN), the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults, is characterized by the deposition of subepithelial immune deposits. Most of the cases are primary, while only approximately 25% of the cases are secondary to some known diseases. Recently, MN has been considered to be a possible presentation of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the kidney in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients. In autologous HSCT populations, there have been scarce reports of associated MN, as a result of immune dysregulation leading to systemic autoimmunity and miming chronic GVHD...
March 9, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Qipeng Sun, Zhengyu Huang, Fei Han, Ming Zhao, Ronghua Cao, Daqiang Zhao, Liangqing Hong, Ning Na, Heng Li, Bin Miao, Jianmin Hu, Fanhang Meng, Yanwen Peng, Qiquan Sun
BACKGROUND: Kidneys from deceased donors are being used to meet the growing need for grafts. However, delayed graft function (DGF) and acute rejection incidences are high, leading to adverse effects on graft outcomes. Optimal induction intervention should include both renal structure injury repair and immune response suppression. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with potent anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and immune-modulatory properties are considered a candidate to prevent DGF and acute rejection in renal transplantation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Cathelijne W van den Berg, Laila Ritsma, M Cristina Avramut, Loes E Wiersma, Bernard M van den Berg, Daniëlle G Leuning, Ellen Lievers, Marije Koning, Jessica M Vanslambrouck, Abraham J Koster, Sara E Howden, Minoru Takasato, Melissa H Little, Ton J Rabelink
Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived kidney organoids may facilitate disease modeling and the generation of tissue for renal replacement. Long-term application, however, will require transferability between hPSC lines and significant improvements in organ maturation. A key question is whether time or a patent vasculature is required for ongoing morphogenesis. Here, we show that hPSC-derived kidney organoids, derived in fully defined medium conditions and in the absence of any exogenous vascular endothelial growth factor, develop host-derived vascularization...
February 28, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Dian Peng, Bin Cao, Ying-Jun Zhou, Ya-Qiu Long
The CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a highly reserved G-protein coupled 7-transmembrane (TM) chemokine receptor which consists of 352 amino acids. CXCR4 has only one endogenous chemokine ligand of CXCL12, besides several other natural nonchemokine ligands such as extracellular ubiquitin and noncognate ligand of MIF. CXCR4 strongly binds to CXCL12 and the resulting CXCLl2/CXCR4 axis is the molecular basis of their various biological functions, which include: (1) mediating immune and inflammatory response; (2) regulation of hematopoietic stem cell migration and homing; (3) an essential co-receptor for HIV entry into host cells; (4) participation in the process of embryonic development; (5) malignant tumor invasion and metastasis; (6) myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and acute kidney injury...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Brenda C M De Winter, Dennis A Hesselink, Nassim Kamar
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the most common cause of viral hepatitis worldwide. Genotypes 1 and 2 (GT1 and GT2) are mainly present in developing countries, while GT3 and GT4 are prevalent in developed and high-income countries. In the majority of cases, HEV causes a self-limiting hepatitis. GT3 and GT4 can be responsible for a chronic hepatitis that can lead to cirrhosis in immunocompromized patients, i.e. solid-organ- and stem-cell-transplant-patients, human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, and patients receiving chemotherapy or immunotherapy...
February 27, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Andrea Lavazza, Marcello Massimini
Organoids are three-dimensional biological structures grown in vitro from different kinds of stem cells that self-organise mimicking real organs with organ-specific cell types. Recently, researchers have managed to produce human organoids which have structural and functional properties very similar to those of different organs, such as the retina, the intestines, the kidneys, the pancreas, the liver and the inner ear. Organoids are considered a great resource for biomedical research, as they allow for a detailed study of the development and pathologies of human cells; they also make it possible to test new molecules on human tissue...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Medical Ethics
Yuanmin Li, Jingping Liu, Guangneng Liao, Jie Zhang, Younan Chen, Lan Li, Li Li, Fang Liu, Bo Chen, Gang Guo, Chengshi Wang, Lichuan Yang, Jingqiu Cheng, Yangrong Lu
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes and represents the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment has been demonstrated to be effective in DN models by reducing albuminuria and attenuating glomerular injury; however, limited in-depth understanding of the underlying mechanism and a lack of clinical trials hinders its clinical use. Additionally, most of these experimental studies were conducted on the advanced stage of nephropathy, which is difficult to reverse and consequently showed limited therapeutic efficacy...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Rafiou Agoro, Anna Montagna, Regina Goetz, Onyedikachi Aligbe, Gurinder Singh, Lindsay M Coe, Moosa Mohammadi, Stefano Rivella, Despina Sitara
Severe anemia and iron deficiency are common complications in chronic kidney disease. The cause of renal anemia is multifactorial and includes decreased erythropoietin (Epo) production, iron deficiency, and inflammation, and it is currently treated with injections of synthetic Epo. However, the use of recombinant Epo has several adverse effects. We previously reported that high fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels in mice are associated with decreased red blood cell production, whereas genetic inactivation of Fgf23 results in expansion of the erythroid lineage...
February 26, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Jessica M Quimby, Dori L Borjesson
Practical relevance: Stem cell therapy is an innovative field of scientific investigation with tremendous potential for clinical application in veterinary medicine. Based on the known desirable immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells, this therapy holds promise for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases in cats. AIMS: This review details our current understanding of feline stem cell biology and proposed mechanism of action. Studies performed in feline clinical trials for diseases including gingivostomatitis, chronic enteropathy, asthma and kidney disease are summarized, with the goal of providing an overview of the current status of this treatment modality and its potential for the future...
March 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Igor Baburin, Rosanne Varkevisser, Anja Schramm, Priyanka Saxena, Stanislav Beyl, Phillip Szkokan, Tobias Linder, Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Marcel A G van der Heyden, Marien Houtman, Hiroki Takanari, Malin Jonsson, Jet H D Beekman, Matthias Hamburger, Marc A Vos, Steffen Hering
Evodiae fructus is a widely used herbal drug in traditional Chinese medicine. Evodia extract was found to inhibit hERG channels. The aim of the current study was to identify hERG inhibitors in Evodia extract and to investigate their potential proarrhythmic effects. Dehydroevodiamine (DHE) and hortiamine were identified as IKr (rapid delayed rectifier current) inhibitors in Evodia extract by HPLC-microfractionation and subsequent patch clamp studies on human embryonic kidney cells. DHE and hortiamine inhibited IKr with IC50 s of 253...
February 22, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Cinzia Borgogna, Carlotta Olivero, Simone Lanfredini, Federica Calati, Marco De Andrea, Elisa Zavattaro, Paola Savoia, Elena Trisolini, Renzo Boldorini, Girish K Patel, Marisa Gariglio
Many malignancies that occur in high excess in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) are due to viruses that thrive in the setting of immunosuppression. Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC), the most frequently occurring cancer type in KTR, has been associated with skin infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) from the beta genus. In this report, we extend our previous investigation aimed at identifying the presence of active β-HPV infection in skin tumors from KTRs through detection of viral protein expression. Using a combination of antibodies raised against the E4 and L1 proteins of the β-genotypes, we were able to visualize infection in five tumors [one keratoacanthoma (KA), three actinic keratoses (AKs), and one seborrheic keratoses (SKs)] that were all removed from two patients who had been both transplanted twice, had developed multiple KCs, and presented with a long history of immunosuppression (>30 years)...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Krzysztof M Krawczyk, Damian Matak, Lukasz Szymanski, Cezary Szczylik, Camillo Porta, Anna M Czarnecka
The use of fetal bovine serum hinders obtaining reproducible experimental results and should also be removed in hormone and growth factor studies. In particular hormones found in FBS act globally on cancer cell physiology and influence transcriptome and metabolome. The aim of our study was to develop a renal carcinoma serum free culture model optimized for (embryonal) renal cells in order to select the best study model for downstream auto-, para- or endocrine research. Secondary aim was to verify renal carcinoma stem cell culture for this application...
February 17, 2018: Cytotechnology
Hongbo Xu, Cheng Chen, Linkun Hu, Jianquan Hou
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome in the clinic and has become a worldwide public health problem. Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the most common cause of AKI. So far, effective treatment is still lacking for renal IRI, resulting in a high mortality rate of AKI. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), considered as a promising candidate for tissue repair and regenerative medicine have aroused an increasing concern in recent years for the capacity of self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
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