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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777959/extracellular-matrix-expression-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-retinal-organoids-recapitulates-retinogenesis-in-vivo-and-reveals-an-important-role-for-impg1-and-cd44-in-the-development-of-photoreceptors-and-interphotoreceptor-matrix
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Majed Felemban, Birthe Dorgau, Nicola Claire Hunt, Dean Hallam, Darin Zerti, Roman Bauer, Yuchun Ding, Joseph Collin, David Steel, Natalio Krasnogor, Jumana Al-Aama, Susan Lindsay, Carla Mellough, Majlinda Lako
The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays an important role in numerous processes including cellular proliferation, differentiation, migration, maturation, adhesion guidance and axonal growth. To date, there has been no detailed analysis of the ECM distribution during retinal ontogenesis in humans and the functional importance of many ECM components is poorly understood. In this study, the expression of key ECM components in adult mouse and monkey retina, developing and adult human retina and retinal organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells was studied...
May 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777757/stem-cell-based-retina-models
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Kevin Achberger, Jasmin C Haderspeck, Alexander Kleger, Stefan Liebau
From the early days of cell biological research, the eye-especially the retina-has evoked broad interest among scientists. The retina has since been thoroughly investigated and numerous models have been exploited to shed light on its development, morphology, and function. Apart from various animal models and human clinical and anatomical research, stem cell-based models of animal and human cells of origin have entered the field, especially during the last decade. Despite the observation that the retina of different species comprises endogenous stem cells, most stem cell-related research in the human retina is now based on pluripotent stem cell models...
May 16, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777691/improving-electrical-properties-of-ipsc-cardiomyocytes-by-enhancing-cx43-expression
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Valentin Sottas, Carl-Mattheis Wahl, Mihnea C Trache, Michael Bartolf-Kopp, Sidney Cambridge, Markus Hecker, Nina D Ullrich
The therapeutic potential of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) is limited by immature functional features including low impulse propagation and reduced cell excitability. Key players regulating electrical activity are voltage-gated Na+ channels (Nav 1.5) and gap junctions built from connexin-43 (Cx43). Here we tested the hypothesis that enhanced Cx43 expression increases intercellular coupling and influences excitability by modulating Nav 1.5. Using transgenic approaches, Cx43 and Nav 1...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777057/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-gsk-3-activity-regulates-mrna-methylation-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Kelsie J Faulds, Jennifer N Egelston, Laura J Sedivy, Matthew K Mitchell, Sanjana Garimella, Hanna Kozlowski, Angelo D'Alessandro, Kirk C Hansen, Jeremy L Balsbaugh, Christopher J Phiel
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (Gsk-3) activity regulates multiple signal transduction pathways, and is also a key component of the network responsible for maintaining stem cell pluripotency. Genetic deletion of Gsk-3α and Gsk-3β or inhibition of Gsk-3 activity via small molecules promotes stem cell pluripotency, yet the mechanism underlying the role for Gsk-3 in this process remains ambiguous. Another cellular process that has been shown to affect stem cell pluripotency is mRNA methylation (m6 A). Here, we describe an intersection between these components - the regulation of m6 A by Gsk-3...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776438/uninterrupted-monitoring-of-drug-effects-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-with-bioluminescence-ca-2-microscopy
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Kazushi Suzuki, Takahito Onishi, Chieko Nakada, Shunsuke Takei, Matthew J Daniels, Masahiro Nakano, Tomoki Matsuda, Takeharu Nagai
OBJECTIVE: Cardiomyocytes derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells are a powerful platform for high-throughput drug screening in vitro. However, current modalities for drug testing, such as electrophysiology and fluorescence imaging have inherent drawbacks. To circumvent these problems, we report the development of a bioluminescent Ca2+ indicator GmNL(Ca2+ ), and its application in a customized microscope for high-throughput drug screening. RESULTS: GmNL(Ca2+ ) gives a 140% signal change with Ca2+ , and can image drug-induced changes of Ca2+ dynamics in cultured cells...
May 18, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775730/an-integrated-biomanufacturing-platform-for-the-large-scale-expansion-and-neuronal-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-progenitor-cells
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Gayathri Srinivasan, Daylin Morgan, Divya Varun, Nicholas Brookhouser, David A Brafman
Human pluripotent stem cell derived neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) have the unique properties of long-term in vitro expansion as well as differentiation into the various neurons and supporting cell types of the central nervous system (CNS). Because of these characteristics, hNPCs have tremendous potential in the modeling and treatment of various CNS diseases and disorders. However, expansion and neuronal differentiation of hNPCs in quantities necessary for these applications is not possible with current two dimensional (2-D) approaches...
May 15, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775723/a-scale-out-approach-towards-neural-induction-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-neurodevelopmental-toxicity-studies
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Cláudia C Miranda, Tiago G Fernandes, Sandra N Pinto, Manuel Prieto, M Margarida Diogo, Joaquim M S Cabral
Stem cell's unique properties confer them a multitude of potential applications in the fields of cellular therapy, disease modelling and drug screening fields. In particular, the ability to differentiate neural progenitors (NP) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using chemically-defined conditions provides an opportunity to create a simple and straightforward culture platform for application in these fields. Here, we demonstrated that hiPSCs are capable of undergoing neural commitment inside microwells, forming characteristic neural structures resembling neural rosettes and further give rise to glial and neuronal cells...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775660/the-role-of-the-egfr-signaling-pathway-in-stem-cell-differentiation-during-planarian-regeneration-and-homeostasis
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Sara Barberán, Francesc Cebrià
Cell signaling is essential for cells to adequately respond to their environment. One of the most evolutionarily conserved signaling pathways is that of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Transmembrane receptors with intracellular tyrosine kinase activity are activated by the binding of their corresponding ligands. This in turn activates a wide variety of intracellular cascades and induces the up- or downregulation of target genes, leading to a specific cellular response. Freshwater planarians are an excellent model in which to study the role of cell signaling in the context of stem-cell based regeneration...
May 15, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774393/developmental-origin-of-the-cardiac-conduction-system-insight-from-lineage-tracing
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Rajiv A Mohan, Bastiaan J Boukens, Vincent M Christoffels
The components of the cardiac conduction system (CCS) generate and propagate the electrical impulse that initiates cardiac contraction. These interconnected components share properties, such as automaticity, that set them apart from the working myocardium of the atria and ventricles. A variety of tools and approaches have been used to define the CCS lineages. These include genetic labeling of cells expressing lineage markers and fate mapping of dye labeled cells, which we will discuss in this review. We conclude that there is not a single CCS lineage, but instead early cell fate decisions segregate the lineages of the CCS components while they remain interconnected...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774076/the-human-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-as-an-imaging-and-suicide-reporter-gene-for-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
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Katrien Neyrinck, Natacha Breuls, Bryan Holvoet, Wouter Oosterlinck, Esther Wolfs, Hubert Vanbilloen, Olivier Gheysens, Robin Duelen, Willy Gsell, Ivo Lambrichts, Uwe Himmelreich, Catherine M Verfaillie, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Christophe M Deroose
Rationale: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are being investigated as a cell source for regenerative medicine since they provide an infinitive pool of cells that are able to differentiate towards every cell type of the body. One possible therapeutic application involves the use of these cells to treat myocardial infarction (MI), a condition where billions of cardiomyocytes (CMs) are lost. Although several protocols have been developed to differentiate PSCs towards CMs, none of these provide a completely pure population, thereby still posing a risk for neoplastic teratoma formation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773904/methanol-fixed-fibroblasts-serve-as-feeder-cells-to-maintain-stem-cells-in-the-pluripotent-state-in-vitro
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Yahui Ren, Ziyu Ma, Tong Yu, Min Ling, Huayan Wang
Preparation of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cells to maintain pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is time consuming and involved in animal issues. Here, we demonstrated a novel method to prepare feeder cells with high efficiency, timesaving, and low costs. MEFs in 3 × 104 cell/cm2 were fixed by methanol for 5 min and air drying for 5 min. Thereafter, the methanol fixed MEF cells (MT-MEF) were able to be used directly to culture PSCs or stored at room temperature for the future usage. PSCs cultured on MT-MEF could be continuously expanded for over 40 passages with the naïve pluripotency...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773426/stem-cell-transcription-factor-sox2-in-synovial-sarcoma-and-other-soft-tissue-tumors
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Heba Zayed, Iver Petersen
BACKGROUND: SOX2 has gained considerable interest as a pluripotency inducing gene. Co-transfection of SOX2 together with NANOG, KLF4 and c-MYC into adult fibroblasts was able to generate pluripotent stem cells. SOX2 has been reported to be expressed in synovial sarcoma, a tumor being characterized by the SS18-SSX gene fusion forming part of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex that affects histone methylation. The role of SOX2 in this tumor type as well as other soft tissue tumor entities however is still poorly characterized...
May 4, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772700/inhibition-of-arachidonate-12-15-lipoxygenase-improves-%C3%AE-galactosidase-efficacy-in-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-from-fabry-patients
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Yueh Chien, Shih-Jie Chou, Yuh-Lih Chang, Hsin-Bang Leu, Yi-Ping Yang, Ping-Hsing Tsai, Ying-Hsiu Lai, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Wei-Chao Chang, Shih-Hsien Sung, Wen-Chung Yu
(1) Background: A high incidence of intervening sequence (IVS)4+919 G>A mutation with later-onset cardiac phenotype have been reported in a majority of Taiwan Fabry cohorts. Some evidence indicated that conventional biomarkers failed to predict the long-term progression and therapeutic outcome; (2) Methods: In this study, we constructed an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based platform from Fabry cardiomyopathy (FC) patients carrying IVS4+919 G>A mutation to screen for potential targets that may help the conventional treatment; (3) Results: The FC-patient-derived iPSC-differentiated cardiomyocytes (FC-iPSC-CMs) carried an expected IVS4+919 G>A genetic mutation and recapitulated several FC characteristics, including low α-galactosidase A enzyme activity and cellular hypertrophy...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772357/modelling-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-using-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-a-platform-to-study-peripheral-neuropathies
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Serena Viventi, Mirella Dottori
Sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are the primary responders to stimuli inducing feelings of touch, pain, temperature, vibration, pressure and muscle tension. They consist of multiple subpopulations based on their morphology, molecular and functional properties. Our understanding of DRG sensory neurons has been predominantly driven by rodent studies and using transformed cell lines, whereas less is known about human sensory DRG neurons simply because of limited availability of human tissue. Although these previous studies have been fundamental for our understanding of the sensory system, it is imperative to profile human DRG subpopulations as it is becoming evident that human sensory neurons do not share the identical molecular and functional properties found in other species...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771306/drug-screening-for-human-genetic-diseases-using-ipsc-models
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Matthew S Elitt, Lilianne Barbar, Paul J Tesar
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) enable the generation of previously unattainable, scalable quantities of disease-relevant tissues from patients suffering from essentially any genetic disorder. This cellular material has proven instrumental for drug screening efforts on these disorders, and has facilitated the identification of novel therapeutics for patients. Here we will review the foundational technologies that have enabled iPSCs, the power and limitations of iPSC-based compound screens along with screening guidelines, and recent examples of screening efforts...
May 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771291/long-noncoding-rnas-exchange-during-zygotic-genome-activation-in-goat
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Mingtian Deng, Yongjie Wan, Zifei Liu, Caifang Ren, Guomin Zhang, Jing Pang, Yanli Zhang, Feng Wang
In mammals, their proper development during the early cleavage stages strongly relies on the gene products newly transcribed by zygotic genome activation (ZGA). Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been characterized as key regulators of the ZGA process in mice and human. However, the ZGA stage has not yet been identified and epigenetic regulations of the ZGA process remain largely unknown in goats. Here, we show that ZGA occurred at the 8-cell stage in goats. During ZGA, tri-methylation of H3K9 was dynamically changed but maintained strong staining in development arrested embryos...
May 15, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770595/repair-potential-of-non-surgically-delivered-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-chondrocytes-in-a-rat-osteochondral-defect-model
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Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Narae Park, Jennifer Lee, Sung-Hwan Park, Ji Hyeon Ju
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are thought to be an alternative cell source for future regenerative medicine. hiPSCs may allow unlimited production of cell types that have low turnover rates and are difficult to obtain such as autologous chondrocytes. In this study, we generated hiPSC-derived chondrogenic pellets and chondrocytes were isolated. To confirm the curative effects, chondrogenic pellets and isolated chondrocytes were transplanted into rat joints with osteochondral defects. Isolated hiPSC-derived chondrocytes were delivered in the defect by a single intra-articular injection...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770269/ten-years-of-progress-and-promise-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-historical-origins-characteristics-mechanisms-limitations-and-potential-applications
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Adekunle Ebenezer Omole, Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya
The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 was heralded as a major breakthrough of the decade in stem cell research. The ability to reprogram human somatic cells to a pluripotent embryonic stem cell-like state through the ectopic expression of a combination of embryonic transcription factors was greeted with great excitement by scientists and bioethicists. The reprogramming technology offers the opportunity to generate patient-specific stem cells for modeling human diseases, drug development and screening, and individualized regenerative cell therapy...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769699/a-stocked-toolbox-for-understanding-the-role-of-astrocytes-in-disease
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REVIEW
Akshata Almad, Nicholas J Maragakis
Our understanding of astrocytes and their role in neurological diseases has increased considerably over the past two decades as the diverse roles of these cells have become recognized. Our evolving understanding of these cells suggests that they are more than support cells for neurons and that they play important roles in CNS homeostasis under normal conditions, in neuroprotection and in disease exacerbation. These multiple functions make them excellent candidates for targeted therapies to treat neurological disorders...
May 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769672/pancreas-regeneration
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REVIEW
Qiao Zhou, Douglas A Melton
The pancreas is made from two distinct components: the exocrine pancreas, a reservoir of digestive enzymes, and the endocrine islets, the source of the vital metabolic hormone insulin. Human islets possess limited regenerative ability; loss of islet β-cells in diseases such as type 1 diabetes requires therapeutic intervention. The leading strategy for restoration of β-cell mass is through the generation and transplantation of new β-cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells. Other approaches include stimulating endogenous β-cell proliferation, reprogramming non-β-cells to β-like cells, and harvesting islets from genetically engineered animals...
May 2018: Nature
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