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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348441/sdf1-gradient-associates-with-the-distribution-of-c-kit-cardiac-cells-in-the-heart
#1
Outi Renko, Anna-Maria Tolonen, Jaana Rysä, Johanna Magga, Erja Mustonen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Raisa Serpi
Identification of the adult cardiac stem cells (CSCs) has offered new therapeutic possibilities for treating ischemic myocardium. CSCs positive for the cell surface antigen c-Kit are known as the primary source for cardiac regeneration. Accumulating evidence shows that chemokines play important roles in stem cell homing. Here we investigated molecular targets to be utilized in modulating the mobility of endogenous CSCs. In a four week follow-up after experimental acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with ligation of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery of Sprague-Dawley rats c-Kit+ CSCs redistributed in the heart...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339648/caries-preventive-effect-of-naf-naf-plus-tcp-naf-plus-cpp-acp-and-sdf-varnishes-on-sound-dentin-and-artificial-dentin-caries-in-vitro
#2
Richard J Wierichs, Sabrina Stausberg, Julian Lausch, Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel, Marcella Esteves-Oliveira
The aim of this study was to compare the caries-preventive effect of different fluoride varnishes on sound dentin as well as on artificial dentin caries-like lesions. Bovine dentin specimens (n = 220) with one sound surface (ST) and one artificial caries lesion (DT) were prepared and randomly allocated to 11 groups. The interventions before pH cycling were as follows: application of a varnish containing NaF (22,600 ppm F-; Duraphat [NaF0/NaF1]), NaF plus tricalcium phosphate (22,600 ppm F-; Clinpro White Varnish Mint [TCP0/TCP1]), NaF plus casein phosphopeptide-stabilized amorphous calcium phosphate complexes (CPP-ACP; 22,600 ppm F-; MI Varnish [CPP0/CPP1]), or silver diamine fluoride (SDF; 35,400 ppm F-; Cariestop 30% [SDF0/SDF1]) and no intervention (NNB/N0/N1)...
January 17, 2018: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314633/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-carrier-of-autologous-multipotent-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
#3
Rosa Di Liddo, Thomas Bertalot, Alessio Borean, Ivan Pirola, Alberto Argentoni, Sandra Schrenk, Carola Cenzi, Stefano Capelli, Maria Teresa Conconi, Pier Paolo Parnigotto
The wound healing is a complex process wherein inflammation, proliferation and regeneration evolve according to a spatio-temporal pattern from the activation of coagulation cascade to the formation of a plug clot including fibrin matrix, blood-borne cells and cytokines/growth factors. Creating environments conducive to tissue repair, the haemoderivatives are commonly proposed for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. Here, we explored in vitro the intrinsic regenerative potentialities of a leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin product, known as CPL-MB, defining the stemness grade of cells sprouting from the haemoderivative...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301984/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-cxcl12-activates-integrins-by-direct-binding-to-an-allosteric-ligand-binding-site-site-2-of-integrins-without-cxcr4
#4
Masaaki Fujita, Parastoo Davari, Yoko K Takada, Yoshikazu Takada
Leukocyte arrest on the endothelial cell surface during leukocyte extravasation is induced by rapid integrin activation by chemokines. We recently reported that fractalkine induces integrin activation without its receptor CX3CR1 through binding to the allosteric site (site 2) of integrins. Peptides from site 2 bound to fractalkine and suppressed integrin activation by fractalkine. We hypothesized that this is not limited to membrane-bound fractalkine. We studied ifstromal cell-derived factor 1(SDF1), another chemokine that plays a critical role in leukocyte arrest, activates integrins through binding to site 2...
January 4, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258450/serum-cytokine-profiles-predict-survival-benefits-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Tomoyuki Hayashi, Taro Yamashita, Takeshi Terashima, Tsuyoshi Suda, Hikari Okada, Yoshiro Asahina, Takehiro Hayashi, Yasumasa Hara, Kouki Nio, Hajime Sunagozaka, Hajime Takatori, Kuniaki Arai, Yoshio Sakai, Tatsuya Yamashita, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor known to prolong overall survival in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Predicting this drug's survival benefits is challenging because clinical responses are rarely measurable during treatment. In this study, we hypothesized that serum cytokines levels could predict the survival of advanced HCC patients, as sorafenib targets signaling pathways activated in the tumor stromal microenvironment and potentially affects serum cytokine profiles...
December 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238372/transplantation-of-rat-mesenchymal-stem-cells-overexpressing-hypoxia-inducible-factor-2%C3%AE-improves-blood-perfusion-and-arteriogenesis-in-a-rat-hindlimb-ischemia-model
#6
Weifeng Lu, Xiaoli Chen, Yi Si, Shichai Hong, Zhengyu Shi, Weiguo Fu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been increasingly tested in cell-based therapy to treat numerous diseases. Genetic modification to improve MSC behavior may enhance posttransplantation outcome. This study aims to test the potential therapeutic benefits of rat bone marrow MSCs overexpressing hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (rMSCsHIF-2α ) in a rat hindlimb ischemia model. PBS, rMSCs, or rMSCsHIF-2α were injected into rat ischemic hindlimb. Compared with the injection of PBS or rMSCs, transplantation of rMSCsHIF-2α significantly improved blood perfusion, increased the number of vessel branches in the muscle of the ischemic hindlimb, and improved the foot mobility of the ischemic hindlimb (all P < 0...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224811/cancer-stem-cell-and-its-niche-in-malignant-progression-of-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders
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Subin Surendran, Gangotri Siddappa, Amrutha Mohan, Wesley Hicks, Vijayvel Jayaprakash, Christina Mimikos, Mohammed Mahri, Fatima Almarzouki, Kayla Morrell, Ravindra Ravi, Sindhu Govindan, C N Sushma, Nisheena Raghavan, Praveen Birur, Jeyaram Ilayaraja, Mihai Merzianu, Mary Reid, Amritha Suresh, Moni Abraham Kuriakose
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine association between cancer stem cells (CSCs) and their niche with progression of oral potentially malignant disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed oral potentially malignant disorders, stratified into high/low risk lesions based on the degree of dysplasia and oral cancer were included in this study. Immunohistochemical profiling of markers of CSCs (CD44), endothelial cells (CD31) and CSC-vascular niche cross-talk (CXCR4 and SDF1) were carried out...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168461/study-of-stem-cell-homing-self-renewal-marker-gene-profile-of-ex-vivo-expanded-human-cd34-cells-manipulated-with-a-mixture-of-cytokines-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1
#8
Jyoti Kode, Navin Khattry, Ashish Bakshi, Vasanti Amrutkar, Bhausaheb Bagal, Rohini Karandikar, Pallavi Rane, Nobutaka Fujii, Shubhada Chiplunkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Next generation transplantation medicine aims to develop stimulating cocktail for increased ex vivo expansion of primitive hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC). The present study was done to evaluate the cocktail GF (Thrombopoietin + Stem Cell factor + Flt3-ligand) and homing-defining molecule Stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF1) for HSPC ex vivo expansion. METHODS: Peripheral blood stem cell (n=74) harvests were analysed for CD34hiCD45lo HSPC...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158842/locoregional-confinement-and-major-clinical-benefit-of-188-re-loaded-cxcr4-targeted-nanocarriers-in-an-orthotopic-human-to-mouse-model-of-glioblastoma
#9
Delphine Séhédic, Igor Chourpa, Clément Tétaud, Audrey Griveau, Claire Loussouarn, Sylvie Avril, Claire Legendre, Nicolas Lepareur, Didier Wion, François Hindré, François Davodeau, Emmanuel Garcion
PURPOSE: Gold standard beam radiation for glioblastoma (GBM) treatment is challenged by resistance phenomena occurring in cellular populations well prepared to survive or to repair damage caused by radiation. Among signals that have been linked with radio-resistance, the SDF1/CXCR4 axis, associated with cancer stem-like cell, may be an opportune target. To avoid the problem of systemic toxicity and blood-brain barrier crossing, the relevance and efficacy of an original system of local brain internal radiation therapy combining a radiopharmaceutical with an immuno-nanoparticle was investigated...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126441/tgf%C3%AE-3-recruits-endogenous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-initiate-bone-regeneration
#10
Moyuan Deng, Tieniu Mei, Tianyong Hou, Keyu Luo, Fei Luo, Aijun Yang, Bo Yu, Hao Pang, Shiwu Dong, Jianzhong Xu
BACKGROUND: The recruitment of a sufficient number of endogenous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is the first stage of in-situ tissue regeneration. Transforming growth factor beta-3 (TGFβ3) could recruit stem or progenitor cells and endothelial cells to participate in tissue regeneration. However, the mechanism of TGFβ3 recruiting MSCs toward bone regeneration has remained obscure. METHODS: We estimated the promigratory property of TGFβ3 on human bone marrow MSCs (hBMSCs) cocultured with the vascular cells (human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells or human umbilical vein endothelial cells) or not by Transwell assay...
November 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120093/imbalanced-osteogenesis-and-adipogenesis-in-mice-deficient-of-the-chemokine-cxcl12-sdf1-in-the-bone-mesenchymal-stem-progenitor-cells
#11
Yi-Shiuan Tzeng, Ni-Chun Chung, Yu-Ren Chen, Hsin-Yi Huang, Wen-Po Chunang, Dar-Ming Lai
Bone and bone marrow serve as an imperative ecosystem to various types of cells participating in critical body functions. The chemokine Cxcl12, also known as stromal cell-derived factor 1 (Sdf1), is one of the communication factors in the marrow microenvironment that regulate hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell homeostasis. However, the function of Cxcl12 in other bone marrow cells in vivo is yet to be discovered. Here we report a novel function of Cxcl12 in postnatal bone development and homeostasis. Targeted deletion of Cxcl12 in Prx1- or Osx-expressing mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSPCs), but not in mature osteoblasts, resulted in marrow adiposity and reduced trabecular bone content...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100326/fiber-modified-hexon-chimeric-oncolytic-adenovirus-targeting-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-gastric-carcinoma
#12
Tao Pang, Xinghua Wang, Jun Gao, Wei Chen, Xiao Jun Shen, Ming Ming Nie, Tianhang Luo, Kai Yin, Guoen Fang, Kai Xuan Wang, Xu Chao Xue
Objective: To evaluate the effects of fiber-modified hexon-chimeric recombinant oncolytic adenovirus targeting cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on the gastric CAFs and the transplantation tumor mice model of gastric carcinoma (GC). Results: Compared with BJ cells and GPFs, the reproduction and infectivity of P9, P9-4C or GP adenoviruses were markedly higher in gastric CAFs. In addition, P9, P9-4C or GP had a significantly relatively more killing effect on gastric CAFs compared with GPFs, and have less oncolytic effect in BJ cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073721/microrna-381-induced-down-regulation-of-cxcr4-promotes-the-proliferation-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-rat-models-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Gui-Hong Zheng, Xin Wen, Yong-Jian Wang, Xin-Rui Han, Qun Shan, Wang Li, Tian Zhao, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
This study aims to explore whether microRNA-381 (miR-381) mediating CXCR4 affects the renal tubular epithelial cells (RTEC) of renal ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury. Forty-eight rats were assigned into the I/R (n = 24, successfully established as I/R model) and sham (n = 24) groups. After collecting kidney tissues, immunohistochemistry and microvascular density (MVD) counting were conducted for CXCR4 positive expression and MVD numbers. RTECs were assigned into the sham, blank, negative control (NC), miR-381 mimics, miR-381 inhibitor, si-CXCR4, and miR-381 inhibitor + si-CXCR4 groups...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037917/immunomodulation-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-by-monitoring-the-immune-response-in-10-patients
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Alessandro Giardino, Giulio Innamorati, Stefano Ugel, Omar Perbellini, Roberto Girelli, Isabella Frigerio, Paolo Regi, Filippo Scopelliti, Giovanni Butturini, Salvatore Paiella, Matilde Bacchion, Claudio Bassi
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: RFA of pancreatic cancer has been demonstrated to be feasible and safe with a positive impact on survival. The aim was to investigate whether an immune reaction is activated after locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) ablation. METHODS: Peripheral Blood samples were obtained preoperatively and on post-operative days 3-30. Evaluated parameters were: cells [CD4+, CD8+ and activated subsets, T-Reg, Monocytes, myeloid and plasmocytoid Dendritic cells (mDC and pDC)] and cytokines [Interleukin (IL)-6, Stromal-cells derived factor (SDF)-1, IL-1β, Tumour-Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α, Interferon (IFN)-γ, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 (CCL-5), Transforming-Growth Factor (TGF)-β]...
November 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016745/cxcl12-cxcr4-signalling-plays-an-essential-role-in-proper-patterning-of-aortic-arch-and-pulmonary-arteries
#15
Bo-Gyeong Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Edward L Stanley, Eva M Garrido-Martin, Young Jae Lee, S Paul Oh
Aims: Chemokine CXCL12 (stromal derived factor 1: SDF1) has been shown to play important roles in various processes of cardiovascular development. In recent avian studies, CXCL12 signalling has been implicated in guidance of cardiac neural crest cells for their participation in the development of outflow tract and cardiac septum. The goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which CXCL12 signalling contribute to the development of aortic arch and pulmonary arteries in mammals...
November 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962641/overexpression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-improves-immunomodulation-by-dental-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Victor G Martinez, Imelda Ontoria-Oviedo, Carolina P Ricardo, Sian E Harding, Rosa Sacedon, Alberto Varas, Agustin Zapata, Pilar Sepulveda, Angeles Vicente
BACKGROUND: Human dental mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered as highly accessible and attractive MSCs for use in regenerative medicine, yet some of their features are not as well characterized as other MSCs. Hypoxia-preconditioning and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) alpha overexpression significantly improves MSC therapeutics, but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. In the present study, we characterize immunomodulatory properties of dental MSCs and determine changes in their ability to modulate adaptive and innate immune populations after HIF-1 alpha overexpression...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871263/the-activity-of-the-neutral-sphingomyelinase-is-important-in-t-cell-recruitment-and-directional-migration
#17
Lena Collenburg, Niklas Beyersdorf, Teresa Wiese, Christoph Arenz, Essa M Saied, Katrin Anne Becker-Flegler, Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies, Elita Avota
Breakdown of sphingomyelin as catalyzed by the activity of sphingomyelinases profoundly affects biophysical properties of cellular membranes which is particularly important with regard to compartmentalization of surface receptors and their signaling relay. As it is activated both upon TCR ligation and co-stimulation in a spatiotemporally controlled manner, the neutral sphingomyelinase (NSM) has proven to be important in T cell activation, where it appears to play a particularly important role in cytoskeletal reorganization and cell polarization...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837147/doxorubicin-upregulates-cxcr4-via-mir-200c-zeb1-dependent-mechanism-in-human-cardiac-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells
#18
Sara Beji, Giuseppina Milano, Alessandro Scopece, Lucia Cicchillitti, Chiara Cencioni, Mario Picozza, Yuri D'Alessandra, Sarah Pizzolato, Matteo Bertolotti, Gabriella Spaltro, Angela Raucci, Giulia Piaggio, Giulio Pompilio, Maurizio C Capogrossi, Daniele Avitabile, Alessandra Magenta, Elisa Gambini
Doxorubicin (DOXO) treatment is limited by its cardiotoxicity, since it causes cardiac-progenitor-cell depletion. Although the cardioprotective role of the stromal cell-derived factor-1/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (SDF1/CXCR4) axis is well established, its involvement during DOXO-induced cardiotoxicity has never been investigated. We showed that in a mouse model of DOXO-induced cardiomyopathy, CXCR4(+) cells were increased in response to DOXO, mainly in human cardiac mesenchymal progenitor cells (CmPC), a subpopulation with regenerative potential...
August 24, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748061/host-molecular-factors-and-viral-genotypes-in-the-mother-to-child-hiv-1-transmission-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Linda Chapdeleine M Mouafo, Béatrice Dambaya, Nicole N Ngoufack, Céline N Nkenfou
Maternal viral load and immune status, timing and route of delivery, viral subtype, and host genetics are known to influence the transmission, acquisition and disease progression of human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection. This review summarizes the findings from published works on host molecular factors and virus genotypes affecting mother to child transmission (MTCT) in Africa and identifies the gaps that need to be addressed in future research. Articles in PubMed, Google and AIDSearch and relevant conference abstracts publications were searched...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724746/tpl2-therapeutic-targeting-tumor-progression-locus-2-atf4-activating-transcription-factor-4-sdf1%C3%AE-chemokine-stromal-cell-derived-factor-%C3%AE-axis-suppresses-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
De-Wei Lai, Keng-Hung Lin, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Maw-Rong Lee, Chung-Yu Chen, Wen-Jane Lee, Yi-Wen Hung, Chin-Chang Shen, Tsung-Ju Chung, Shing-Hwa Liu, Meei-Ling Sheu
RATIONALE: Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by vasopermeability, vascular leakage, inflammation, blood-retinal barrier breakdown, capillary degeneration, and neovascularization. However, the mechanisms underlying the association between diabetes mellitus and progression retinopathy remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: TPL2 (tumor progression locus 2), a serine-threonine protein kinase, exerts a pathological effect on vascular angiogenesis. This study investigated the role of N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine, a major advanced glycation end products, and the involved TPL2-related molecular signals in diabetic retinopathy using models of in vitro and in vivo and human samples...
September 1, 2017: Circulation Research
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