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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047282/a-new-cell-separation-method-based-on-antibody-immobilized-nanoneedle-arrays-for-the-detection-of-intracellular-markers
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Ryuzo Kawamura, Minami Miyazaki, Keita Shimizu, Yuta Matsumoto, Yaron R Silberberg, Ramachandra Rao Sathuluri, Masumi Iijima, Shun'ichi Kuroda, Futoshi Iwata, Takeshi Kobayashi, Chikashi Nakamura
Focusing on intracellular targets, we propose a new cell separation technique based on a nanoneedle array (NNA) device, which allows simultaneous insertion of multiple needles into multiple cells. The device is designed to target and lift ('fish') individual cells from a mixed population of cells on a substrate using an antibody-functionalized NNA. The mechanics underlying this approach were validated by force analysis using an atomic force microscope. Accurate high-throughput separation was achieved using one-to-one contacts between the nanoneedles and the cells by preparing a single-cell array in which the positions of the cells were aligned with 10,000 nanoneedles in the NNA...
October 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039576/effects-of-ginsenoside%C3%A2-rg1-on-the-proliferation-and-glial%C3%A2-like-directed-differentiation-of-embryonic-rat-cortical-neural-stem-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Jian Gao, Feng Wan, Mo Tian, Yuanyuan Li, Yuxuan Li, Qiang Li, Jianping Zhang, Yongxue Wang, Xiang Huang, Lijuan Zhang, Yinchu Si
Ginsenoside‑Rg1, the main active component of Panax notoginseng, exhibits a number of pharmacological functions, including promoting protein synthesis in the brain, increasing the number of synapses, improving memory and promoting recovery of brain function following injury. The effect of ginsenoside‑Rg1 on proliferation and glial‑like‑directed differentiation in the cortical neural stem cells (NSCs) of embryonic rat brain was investigated. The present study used MTS assays to identify the optimum dose and window time of ginsenoside‑Rg1 administration to stimulate the proliferation of cortical NSCs in the rat embryonic tissue...
October 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038007/baicalin-and-ginsenoside-rb1-promote-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-in-alzheimer-s-disease-model-rats
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Jiwei Zhao, Shanshan Lu, Hongli Yu, Shurong Duan, Jingkun Zhao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the effect of ginsenoside Rb1 and baicalin on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSC) in Alzheimer's disease model rats. METHOD: The healthy Sprague Dawley male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, model group, ginsenoside Rb1 group and baicalin group. Besides, the animal model of dementia was induced by the injection of Aβ1-40. 2 weeks later, the rats in the baicalin and ginsenoside Rb1 groups were injected with baicalin and ginsenoside Rb1, respectively...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037070/melatonin-promotes-self-renewal-of-nestin-positive-pancreatic-stem-cells-through-activation-of-the-mt2-erk-smad-nestin-axis
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Chunyu Bai, Yuhua Gao, Xiangyang Zhang, Wancai Yang, Weijun Guan
Although melatonin has been shown to exhibit a wide variety of biological functions, its effects on promotion of self-renewal in pancreatic stem cells remain unknown. In this study, we incubated murine pancreatic stem cells (PSCs) with various concentrations of melatonin (0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 or 100 μM) to screen for the optimum culture medium for increasing cell proliferation. We found that 10 μM melatonin can significantly increase proliferation and enhance expression of a stem cell marker, nestin, in PSCs via melatonin receptor 2 (MT2)...
October 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035086/notch-signaling-is-essential-for-maturation-self-renewal-and-tri-differentiation-of-in-vitro-derived-human-neural-stem-cells
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Katari Venkatesh, L Vinod Kumar Reddy, Salar Abbas, Madhubanti Mullick, Erfath Thanjeem Begum Moghal, Janardhana Papayya Balakrishna, Dwaipayan Sen
Although neural stem cells (NSCs) have potential applications in treating neurological disorders, much still needs to be understood about the differentiation biology for their successful clinical translation. In this study, we aimed at deriving NSCs from human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) and explored the role of Notch signaling in the differentiation process. The hUCB-MSCs were characterized as per guidelines of the International Society of Cellular Therapy. NSCs were successfully generated from hUCB-MSCs by using epidermal and fibroblast growth factors under serum-free conditions...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032823/bortezomib-facilitates-reparative-dentin-formation-after-pulp-access-cavity-preparation-in-mouse-molar
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Jae-Kwang Jung, Gi-Jeong Gwon, Sanjiv Neupane, Wern-Joo Sohn, Ki-Rim Kim, Ji-Youn Kim, Seo-Young An, Tae-Yub Kwon, Chang-Hyeon An, Youngkyun Lee, Jae-Young Kim, Jung-Hong Ha
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro and ex vivo roles of bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor that binds to the active site of the 26S proteasome, in tertiary dentin formation. METHODS: We established pulpal access cavity preparation that was treated with or without bortezomib before direct pulp capping with a calcium hydroxide-based material. We also analyzed bone morphogenetic protein (Bmp)- and Wnt-related signaling molecules using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032813/light-cured-tricalcium-silicate-toxicity-to-the-dental-pulp
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Charlotte Jeanneau, Patrick Laurent, Charlotte Rombouts, Thomas Giraud, Imad About
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies reported dentin bridge formation after pulp capping with tricalcium silicates. By contrast, pulp capping with resins leads to pulp toxicity and inflammation. Hybrid materials made up of tricalcium silicates and resins have also been developed to be used in direct pulp capping. This work was designed to study the consequences of adding resins to tricalcium silicates by investigating TheraCal (BISCO, Lançon De Provence, France) and Biodentine (Septodont, Saint Maur des Fosses, France) interactions with the dental pulp...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029411/nestin-expression-involves-invasiveness-of-esophageal-carcinoma-and-its-downregulation-enhances-paclitaxel-sensitivity-to-esophageal-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis
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Jinghang Zhang, Jiateng Zhong, Jian Yu, Jinsong Li, Wenyu Di, Ping Lu, Xiaoyu Yang, Weixing Zhao, Xianwei Wang, Wei Su
Paclitaxel has been generally used to treat primary and metastatic esophageal carcinoma. It has been shown that nestin is highly expressed in esophageal carcinoma and that there is a strong association of nestin expression with poor prognosis in esophageal carcinoma patients. In this study, using immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and Western blotting we demonstrated that nestin was overexpressed in the invasive esophageal carcinoma. To further elucidate whether nestin inhibition could enhance paclitaxel sensitivity to esophageal carcinoma cells, we applied nestin siRNA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Eca-109 cells...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028085/nestin-and-cd146-expression-in-metaplastic-breast-cancer-stem-cell-therapy-in-need-lessons-reported-from-a-male-patient
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A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, D Trafalis, A Nonni, K Kontzoglou, E Patsouris, M Kontos, G Kouraklis
OBJECTIVE: Metaplastic breast carcinomas represent a rare subtype of breast cancer exhibiting aggressive clinical features. They appear as highly chemoresistant tumors, therefore showing poor outcome and high rates of local recurrence or distant metastasis. CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old greek man was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a locally advanced, ulcerated, fixed, irregular and hard in consistency mass covering his left breast and chest wall. Further work out with CT and biopsy of the tumor revealed a triple negative metaplastic breast cancer classified as cT4cN3cM1...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023619/the-sinus-membrane-maxillary-lateral-wall-complex-histologic-description-and-clinical-implications-for-maxillary-sinus-floor-elevation
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Angel Insua, Alberto Monje, Istvan Urban, Laura G Kruger, Carlos Garaicoa-Pazmiño, James V Sugai, Hom-Lay Wang
Maxillary sinus floor elevation has been documented as a safe and predictable procedure for gaining vertical bone height in the atrophic posterior maxillae. Conversely, there is a lack of basic research on the characteristics of the union between the sinus membrane (SM) and the bone. Clinical implications of an impaired union in healthy or pathologic membranes remain unknown. The objective of this study was to present a comprehensive histologic and morphologic description of the sinus membrane-lateral bone wall complex...
November 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022899/transplanted-human-p75-positive-stem-leydig-cells-replace-disrupted-leydig-cells-for-testosterone-production
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Min Zhang, Jiancheng Wang, Chunhua Deng, Mei Hua Jiang, Xin Feng, Kai Xia, Weiqiang Li, Xingqiang Lai, Haipeng Xiao, Ren-Shan Ge, Yong Gao, Andy Peng Xiang
Previous studies have demonstrated that rodent stem Leydig cell (SLC) transplantation can partially restore testosterone production in Leydig cell (LC)-disrupted or senescent animal models, which provides a promising approach for the treatment of hypogonadism. Here, we isolated human SLCs prospectively and explored the potential therapeutic benefits of human SLC transplantation for hypogonadism treatment. In adult human testes, p75 neurotrophin receptor positive (p75(+)) cells expressed the known SLC marker nestin, but not the LC lineage marker hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-3β (HSD3β)...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016925/divergent-evolution-of-temozolomide-resistance-in-glioblastoma-stem-cells-is-reflected-in-extracellular-vesicles-and-coupled-with-radiosensitization
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Delphine Garnier, Brian Meehan, Thomas Kislinger, Paul Daniel, Ankit Sinha, Bassam Abdulkarim, Ichiro Nakano, Janusz Rak
Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is almost invariably fatal due to failure of standard therapy. The relapse of GBM following surgery, radiation and systemic temozolomide (TMZ) is attributed to the ability of glioma stem cells (GSCs) to survive, evolve and repopulate the tumor mass, events on which therapy exerts a poorly understood influence. Methods: Here we explore the molecular and cellular evolution of TMZ resistance as it emerges in vivo (xenograft models) in a series of human GSCs with either proneural (PN) or mesenchymal (MES) molecular characteristics...
July 28, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016394/mir-20b-106a-modulate-ngn2-gene-expression-during-neural-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Haoyu Wang, Wenrui Ban, Tao Wang, Zhuo Li, Xiaoqian Dang
The aim of this study was to perform neural differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton's jelly of human umbilical cord (HUMSCs) and explore the role of miR-20b and miR-106a, which may regulate Neurogenin-2 (Ngn2) expression during the neural differentiation. HUMSCs were cultured and induced in vitro. The cells were stained for nestin and microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) by immunofluorescence. The interactional binding sites between the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of Ngn2 mRNA and miR-20b or miR-106a were predicted by bioinformatics and identified by a dual-luciferase assay...
October 9, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994107/fat1-modulates-emt-and-stemness-genes-expression-in-hypoxic-glioblastoma
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Chitrangda Srivastava, Khushboo Irshad, Bhawana Dikshit, Parthaprasad Chattopadhyay, Chitra Sarkar, Deepak Kumar Gupta, Subrata Sinha, Kunzang Chosdol
Glioblastoma (GBM) is characterized by the presence of hypoxia, stemness and local invasiveness. We have earlier demonstrated that FAT1 promotes invasiveness, inflammation and upregulates HIF-1α expression and its signaling in hypoxic GBM. Here, we have identified the role of FAT1 in regulating EMT (epithelial-mesenchymal transition) and stemness characteristics in GBM. The expression of FAT1, EMT (Snail/LOX/Vimentin/N-cad), stemness (SOX2/OCT4/Nestin/REST) and hypoxia markers (HIF-1α/VEGF/PGK1/CA9) was upregulated in ≥39% of GBM tumors (n = 31) with significant positive correlation (p ≤ 0...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986946/effect-of-decellularized-spinal-scaffolds-on-spinal-axon-regeneration-in-rats
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Junyi Zhu, Yingfeng Lu, Fangzheng Yu, Lebin Zhou, Jiawei Shi, Qihui Chen, Weili Ding, Xin Wen, Yu-Qiang Ding, Jin Mei, Jian Wang
A series of complex influencing factors lead to failure of neural regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI). Up to now, there is no robust treatment that can restore the loss of function caused by injury. Because damaged spinal axons do not spontaneously regenerate in their naturally inhibitory microenvironments, biomaterials that induce neural regeneration to appear as attractive treatments to improve the microenvironmental conditions after SCI. In this study, we report the novel use of decellularized (DC) scaffolds to provide contact guidance for axonal regrowth in vivo...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986380/astrocytes-promote-medulloblastoma-progression-through-hedgehog-secretion
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Yongqiang Liu, Larra W Yuelling, Yuan Wang, Fang Du, Renata E Gordon, Jenny O'Brien, Jessica M Y Ng, Shannon Robins, Eric H Lee, Hailong Liu, Tom Curran, Zeng-Jie Yang
Astrocytes, the most abundant type of glial cells in the brain, play critical roles in supporting neuronal development and brain function. While astrocytes have been frequently detected in brain tumors, including medulloblastoma (MB), their functions in tumorigenesis are not clear. Here we demonstrate that astrocytes are essential components of the MB tumor microenvironment. Tumor-associated astrocytes (TAA) secreted the ligand sonic hedgehog (Shh), which is required for maintaining MB cell proliferation despite the absence of its primary receptor Patched-1 (Ptch1)...
October 6, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979176/noncanonical-adult-human-neurogenesis-and-axonal-growth-as-possible-structural-basis-of-recovery-from-traumatic-vegetative-state
#17
Yulia Vainshenker, Vsevolod Zinserling, Alexander Korotkov, Svyatoslav Medvedev
Patient recovering from traumatic vegetative state has suddenly died from cardiac arrest. In-life improvement of consciousness appeared after reduction of generalized spasticity due to botulinum toxin administration. Neuropathologic examination revealed Musashi1+, Nestin+, PCNA+, and Ki67+ cells in the hippocampus, frontal, parietal and occipital cortex, caudate, thalamus, mammillary bodies, brainstem, cerebellum, and near the posterior horn of the lateral ventricle. New neurons with neurite growth (TUC4+) appeared in corpus callosum...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967641/large-scale-expansion-and-characterization-of-human-adult-neural-crest-derived-multipotent-stem-cells-from-hair-follicle-for-regenerative-medicine-applications
#18
R G Vasyliev, A E Rodnichenko, O S Gubar, A V Zlatska, I M Gordiienko, S N Novikova, D O Zubov
AIM: The purpose of this work was to obtain, multiply and characterize the adult neural crest-derived multipotent stem cells from human hair follicle for their further clinical use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult neural crest-derived multipotent stem cells were obtained from human hair follicle by explant method and were expanded at large-scale up to a clinically significant number. The resulted cell cultures were examined by flow cytometry and immunocytochemical analysis...
September 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966131/ras-grf2-regulates-nestin-positive-stem-cell-density-and-onset-of-differentiation-during-adult-neurogenesis-in-the-mouse-dentate-gyrus
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Carmela Gómez, David Jimeno, Alberto Fernández-Medarde, Rósula García-Navas, Nuria Calzada, Eugenio Santos
Various parameters of neurogenesis were analyzed in parallel in the two neurogenic areas (the Dentate Gyrus[DG] and the Subventricular Zone[SVZ]/Rostral Migratory Stream[RMS]/Main Olfactory Bulb[MOB] neurogenic system) of adult WT and KO mouse strains for the Ras-GRF1/2 genes (Ras-GRF1-KO, Ras-GRF2-KO, Ras-GRF1/2-DKO). Significantly reduced numbers of doublecortin[DCX]-positive cells were specifically observed in the DG, but not the SVZ/RMS/MOB neurogenic region, of Ras-GRF2-KO and Ras-GRF1/2-DKO mice indicating that this novel Ras-GRF2-dependent phenotype is spatially restricted to a specific neurogenic area...
September 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962587/comparative-characteristics-of-laryngeal-resident-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-populations-isolated-from-distinct-sites-in-the-rat-larynx
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Songyi Lee, Yeseulmi Kim, Hyun-Soo Shin, Jae-Yol Lim
BACKGROUND: Although tissue-resident mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in the larynx have been described, their distinct characteristics and roles have not been thoroughly explored. Therefore, we investigated stem cell characteristics and regenerative potentials of single clonal populations isolated from rat epiglottic mucosa (EM), lamina propria (LP), and macula flava (MF) to determine whether they comprised laryngeal tissue-resident stem cells. METHODS: Single clonal laryngeal cells were isolated following microdissection of the EM, LP, and MF from the rat larynx...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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