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Circulating Progenitor Cells

Roberto Negro, Eupremio Luigi Greco, Giacomo Greco
AIM: We investigated the effect of alogliptin and gliclazide on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Eighty patients with type 2 diabetes and HbA1c between 7.5% and 8.5% were randomized to receive either alogliptin (25 mg/daily) or gliclazide extended-release (30 mg/daily for HbA1c 7.5-8.0% and 60 mg/daily for HbA1c 8.0-8.5%) in combination with metformin for 4 months. At baseline and 4 months, clinical and laboratory parameters of EPCs were determined...
March 20, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Masashi Sakuma, Takahisa Nasuno, Shichiro Abe, Syotaro Obi, Shigeru Toyoda, Isao Taguchi, Ryoichi Sohma, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Setsu Nishino, Koichi Node, Guiherme Attizzani, Hiram Bezerra, Marco Costa, Daniel Simon, Teruo Inoue
Background: Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells likely contribute to both endothelial- and smooth muscle cell-dependent healing responses in stent-injured vessel sites. This study aimed to assess mobilization of progenitor cells and vessel healing after zotarolimus-eluting (ZES) and everolimus-eluting (EES) stents. Methods and results: In 63 patients undergoing coronary stent implantation, we measured circulating CD34 + CD133 + CD45low cells and serum levels of biomarkers relevant to stem cell mobilization...
March 2018: IJC Heart & Vasculature
Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Mateusz Adamiak, Monika Plonka, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Janina Ratajczak
Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) circulate in peripheral blood (PB) under normal conditions and their number increases in response to stress, inflammation, tissue/organ injury, and may increase up to 100-fold after administration of mobilization-inducing drugs. Mounting evidence suggests that mobilizing agent-induced mobilization of HSPCs from bone marrow into PB is a result of innate immunity-mediated sterile inflammation in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. A critical initiating role in this process is played by tissue/organ injury-mediated or pharmacologically induced release from bone marrow-residing granulocytes and monocytes of (i) danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), (ii) reactive oxygen species (ROS), and (iii) proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes...
March 5, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Nuno Couto, Sergio Caja Galán, Joana Maia, Maria Carolina Strano Moraes, Bruno Costa-Silva
Oncologic diseases do not behave as isolated entities. Instead, they are based on complex systemic networks involving cell-cell communication between cancerous and healthy cells of the host, which may either facilitate or prevent cancer progression. In addition to cell-cell contacts, cells communicate through secreted factors in a process modulated by ligand concentration, receptor availability and synergy amongst several signaling circuits. Of these secreted factors, exosomes, 30 to 150 nm membrane vesicles of endocytic origin released by virtually all cells, have emerged as important cell-cell communication players both in physiological and pathological scenarios by being carriers of all the main biomolecules, including lipids, proteins, DNAs, messenger RNAs and microRNA, and performing intercellular transfer of components, locally and systemically...
March 16, 2018: Biochimie
Jiayin Fu, Dong-An Wang
Other than a few avascular tissues, almost all human tissues are connected to the systemic circulation via blood vessels that promote metabolism and function. Accordingly, engineered vascularization is a vital goal in tissue engineering for regenerative medicine. Endothelial cells (ECs) play a central role in vascularization with two significant specificities: physical interfaces between vascular stroma and blood, and phenotypic organ-specificity. Biomaterial scaffolding technologies that address these unique properties of ECs have been developed to promote the vascularization of various engineered tissues, and these have advanced from mimicking vascular architectures ex situ towards promoting spontaneous angiogenic remodeling in situ...
March 16, 2018: Trends in Biotechnology
Stephen Capone, Kwasi M Connor, Anthony Colombo, Xin Li, Tim J Triche, Giridharan Ramsingh
Genomic transposable elements (TEs) constitute majority of the genome. Expression of TEs is known to activate the double-stranded RNA recognition pathway ("viral mimicry") leading to the activation of interferon-stimulated genes, inflammation and immune mediated cell death. We recently showed that the expression of TEs is suppressed along with immune pathways in leukemic stem cells (LSC) in acute myeloid leukemia, suggesting a potential mechanism for immune escape of LSC. This indicated that during oncogenesis, where there is escape from senescence, expression of TEs is suppressed...
March 13, 2018: Experimental Hematology
Anton G Kutikhin, Maxim Yu Sinitsky, Arseniy E Yuzhalin, Elena A Velikanova
The blood flow through vessels produces a tangential, or shear, stress sensed by their innermost layer (i.e., endothelium) and representing a major hemodynamic force. In humans, endothelial repair and blood vessel formation are mainly performed by circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) characterized by a considerable expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), CD34, and CD133, pronounced tube formation activity in vitro, and strong reendothelialization or neovascularization capacity in vivo...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Cindy J M Loomans, Nerys Williams Giuliani, Jeetindra Balak, Femke Ringnalda, Léon van Gurp, Meritxell Huch, Sylvia F Boj, Toshiro Sato, Lennart Kester, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Matthias S Roost, Susan Bonner-Weir, Marten A Engelse, Ton J Rabelink, Harry Heimberg, Robert G J Vries, Alexander van Oudenaarden, Françoise Carlotti, Hans Clevers, Eelco J P de Koning
Generating an unlimited source of human insulin-producing cells is a prerequisite to advance β cell replacement therapy for diabetes. Here, we describe a 3D culture system that supports the expansion of adult human pancreatic tissue and the generation of a cell subpopulation with progenitor characteristics. These cells display high aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDHhi ), express pancreatic progenitors markers (PDX1, PTF1A, CPA1, and MYC), and can form new organoids in contrast to ALDHlo cells. Interestingly, gene expression profiling revealed that ALDHhi cells are closer to human fetal pancreatic tissue compared with adult pancreatic tissue...
March 13, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Yang Liu, Xiao-Hui Niu, Xiaomeng Yin, Yue-Jian Liu, Chao Han, Jie Yang, Xin Huang, Xiaohong Yu, Lianjun Gao, Yan-Zong Yang, Yun-Long Xia, Hui-Hua Li
BACKGROUND: In atrial fibrillation (AF), a more extensively fibrotic left atrium (LA) provides a substrate for arrhythmias and increases risk of relapse following ablation. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived circulating mesenchymal progenitors that have been identified in the atrium of patients with AF who have valvular diseases. The present study investigates the associations between circulating fibrocytes and LA fibrosis or the prevalence of recurrence after ablation in patients with persistent AF...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Antonella Cotoia, Lucia Mirabella, Sabrina Altamura, Rachele Villani, Flavia Marchese, Giuseppe Ferrara, Karim Mariano, Tullo Livio, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND: Sepsis caused by complicated intra-abdominal infection is associated with high mortality. Loss of endothelial barrier integrity, inflammation, and impaired cellular oxygen have been shown to be primary contributors to sepsis. To date, little is known regarding the pathway for the mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from the bone marrow in sepsis whereas stromal-cell-derived factor 1a (SDF-1a) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) seem to have a role in the EPC response to hypoxic microenvironments...
March 12, 2018: Trials
Rea Lo Dico, Annemilai Tijeras-Raballand, Philippe Bonnin, Jean Marie Launay, Rachid Kaci, Cynthia Pimpie, Brice Malgras, Anthony Dohan, Gianluigi Maria Lo Dico, Marc Pocard
BACKGROUND: Curative surgery of synchronous peritoneal metastases (PM) and colorectal liver metastases (LM) has been recently investigated as feasible option. When synchronous peritoneal and liver resection is not achievable, the sequence of the surgery remains unknown. Our hypothesis was that liver resection (LR) promotes peritoneal growth resulting in a non-resectable PM. We sought to analyse the effects of major LR and liver regeneration after hepatectomy in a murine model of PM and the associated angiogenesis...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kendall F Moseley, Máire E Doyle, Suzanne M Jan De Beur
BACKGROUND: Paradoxically, elderly persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) fracture despite having higher bone density than nondiabetics. Systemic factors associated with aging and T2DM may have detrimental, local effects on the skeleton. One such factor could be by altering the microenvironment of the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), multipotent progenitors capable of differentiating into adipocytes or osteoblasts. METHODS: Sera were obtained from four participant groups (n = 40 total, 10 per group): (1) young women with normal glucose tolerance (NGTY), (2) postmenopausal women with NGT), (3) postmenopausal women with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and (4) postmenopausal women with T2DM...
March 9, 2018: Endocrine Research
Annas Al-Sharea, Andrew J Murphy, L A Huggins, Y Hu, Ira J Goldberg, Prabhakara R Nagareddy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Leukocytosis, particularly monocytosis, has been shown to promote atherosclerosis in both diabetic and non-diabetic mouse models. We previously showed that hyperglycemia independently promotes monocytosis and impairs the resolution of atherosclerosis. Since patients with chronic diabetes often develop dyslipidemia and also have increased risk for atherosclerosis, we sought to examine how controlling blood glucose affects atherosclerosis development in the presence of severe hyperlipidemia...
March 2, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Joana Maia, Sergio Caja, Maria Carolina Strano Moraes, Nuno Couto, Bruno Costa-Silva
Tumors are not isolated entities, but complex systemic networks involving cell-cell communication between transformed and non-transformed cells. The milieu created by tumor-associated cells may either support or halt tumor progression. In addition to cell-cell contact, cells communicate through secreted factors via a highly complex system involving characteristics such as ligand concentration, receptor expression and integration of diverse signaling pathways. Of these, extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes, are emerging as novel cell-cell communication mediators in physiological and pathological scenarios...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
Ayman S Samman Tahhan, Muhammad Hammadah, Mohamad Raad, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Ayman Alkhoder, Pratik B Sandesara, Heval Kelli, Salim S Hayek, Jeong H Kim, Wesley T O'Neal, Matthew L Topel, Aubrey J Grant, Nabil Sabbak, Robert E Heinl, Mohamad M Gafeer, Malik Obideen, Belal Kaseer, Naser Abdelhadi, Yi-An Ko, Chang Liu, Iraj Ghaini, Ernestine A Mahar, Viola Vaccarino, Edmund K Waller, Arshed A Quyyumi
<u>Rationale:</u> Circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) mobilize in response to ischemic injury, but their predictive value remains unknown in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). <u>Objective:</u> We aimed to investigate the number of CPCs in ACS compared to those with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), relationship between bone marrow PCs and CPCs, and whether CPC counts predict mortality in patients with ACS. <u>Methods and Results:</u> In 2028 patients, 346 had unstable angina, 183 had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the remaining 1499 patients had stable CAD...
March 7, 2018: Circulation Research
I-Chun Chen, Chin-Sung Kuo, Chih-Cheng Wu, Hsiao-Ya Tsai, Chih-Pei Lin, Szu-Yuan Li, Ruey-Hsing Chou, Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
Objective: Chronic hyperuricemia is associated with cardiovascular disease, but its impact on endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and ischemia-induced neovascularization remains unclear. Herein we investigated whether chronic hyperuricemia could impede blood flow recovery in response to tissue ischemia by suppression of EPC. Methods: Human EPC were isolated and cultured in a high-level uric acid medium for functional testing. Cell proliferation, nitric oxide (NO) production and apoptosis assay were examined...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Junko Kajimura, Seishi Kyoizumi, Yoshiko Kubo, Munechika Misumi, Kengo Yoshida, Tomonori Hayashi, Kazue Imai, Waka Ohishi, Kei Nakachi, Nan-Ping Weng, Lauren F Young, Jae-Hung Shieh, Malcolm A Moore, Marcel R M van den Brink, Yoichiro Kusunoki
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March 2018: Mutation Research
Satoshi Ikeda, Terufumi Kato, Takashi Ogura, Akimasa Sekine, Tsuneyuki Oda, Noriyuki Masuda, Satoshi Igawa, Ken Katono, Sakiko Otani, Kouzo Yamada, Haruhiro Saito, Tetsuro Kondo, Yukio Hosomi, Yoshiro Nakahara, Masanori Nishikawa, Keiko Utumi, Yuki Misumi, Takeharu Yamanaka, Kentaro Sakamaki, Hiroaki Okamoto
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have demonstrated that docetaxel and bevacizumab may act synergistically by decreasing endothelial cell proliferation and preventing circulating endothelial progenitor mobilization. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a combination therapy of bevacizumab, cisplatin, and docetaxel in chemotherapy-naive Japanese patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Eligible patients were chemotherapy-naive and had advanced/recurrent non-squamous NSCLC...
March 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
Peter Ivák, Jan Piťha, Ivana Králová Lesná, Ivan Netuka
Ventricular assist devices are an important therapeutic modality in advanced surgical therapy of end-stage heart failure. Previously most frequently used devices generated mainly non-pulsatile blood flow. Despite indisputable clinical success of this therapy, we encounter complications specific to the devices generating continuous flow. Complications are mainly attributed to changes in shear stress and subsequent changes of the blood vessel characteristics, mainly of endothelium. Effect of continuous flow on the vasculature and blood elements, therefore, became a subject of intense recent research...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Hyun-Jai Cho, Jin-Woo Lee, Hyun-Ju Cho, Choon-Soo Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim
The nature of calcifying progenitor cells remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the developmental hierarchy and dynamics of progenitor cells. In vitro and in vivo reconstitution assays demonstrated that Sca-1+/PDGFRα- cells in the bone marrow (BM) are the ancestors of Sca-1+/PDGFRα+ cells. Cells of CD29+Sca-1+/PDGFRα- lineage in the BM showed both hematopoietic potential with osteoclastic differentiation ability as well as mesenchymal stem cell-like properties with osteoblastic differentiation potential...
February 27, 2018: Stem Cells
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