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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074006/autocrine-wnt-regulates-the-survival-and-genomic-stability-of-embryonic-stem-cells
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Iris Augustin, Dyah L Dewi, Jennifer Hundshammer, Gerrit Erdmann, Grainne Kerr, Michael Boutros
Wnt signaling plays an important role in the self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells. The secretion of Wnt ligands requires Evi (also known as Wls). Genetically ablating Evi provides an experimental approach to studying the consequence of depleting all redundant Wnt proteins, and overexpressing Evi enables a nonspecific means of increasing Wnt signaling. We generated Evi-deficient and Evi-overexpressing mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to analyze the role of autocrine Wnt production in self-renewal and differentiation...
January 10, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066829/the-multifaceted-role-of-nrf2-in-mitochondrial-function
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REVIEW
Kira M Holmström, Rumen V Kostov, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova
The transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is the master regulator of the cellular redox homeostasis. Nrf2 target genes comprise of a large network of antioxidant enzymes, proteins involved in xenobiotic detoxification, repair and removal of damaged proteins, inhibition of inflammation, as well as other transcription factors. In recent years it has emerged that as part of its role as a regulator of cytoprotective gene expression, Nrf2 impacts mitochondrial function. Increased Nrf2 activity defends against mitochondrial toxins...
December 2016: Curr Opin Toxicol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063988/engineered-extracellular-microenvironment-with-a-tunable-mechanical-property-for-controlling-cell-behavior-and-cardiomyogenic-fate-of-cardiac-stem-cells
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Min-Young Choi, Jong-Tae Kim, Won-Jin Lee, Yunki Lee, Kyung Min Park, Young-Il Yang, Ki Dong Park
: Endogenous cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are known to play a certain role in the myocardial homeostasis of the adult heart. The extracellular matrix (ECM) surrounding CSCs provides mechanical signals to regulate a variety of cell behaviors, yet the impact in the adult heart of these mechanical properties of ECM on CSC renewal and fate decisions is mostly unknown. To elucidate CSC mechanoresponses at the individual cell and myocardial level, we used the sol-to-gel transitional gelatin-poly(ethylene glycol)-tyramine (GPT) hydrogel with a tunable mechanical property to construct a three-dimensional (3D) matrix for culturing native myocardium and CSCs...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934662/cardiomyocyte-specific-expression-of-the-nuclear-matrix-protein-ciz1-stimulates-production-of-mono-nucleated-cells-with-an-extended-window-of-proliferation-in-the-postnatal-mouse-heart
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Sumia A Bageghni, Georgia A Frentzou, Mark J Drinkhill, William Mansfield, Dawn Coverley, Justin F X Ainscough
Myocardial injury in mammals leads to heart failure through pathological cardiac remodelling that includes hypertrophy, fibrosis and ventricular dilatation. Central to this is inability of the mammalian cardiomyocyte to self-renew due to entering a quiescent state after birth. Modulation of the cardiomyocyte cell-cycle after injury is therefore a target mechanism to limit damage and potentiate repair and regeneration. Here, we show that cardiomyocyte-specific over-expression of the nuclear-matrix--associated DNA replication protein, CIZ1, extends their window of proliferation during cardiac development, delaying onset of terminal differentiation without compromising function...
January 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927803/dating-the-heart-exploring-cardiomyocyte-renewal-in-humans
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REVIEW
Evan Graham, Olaf Bergmann
Regenerative mechanisms reported in the hearts of lower vertebrates have been recapitulated in the mammalian milieu, and recent studies have provided strong evidence for cardiomyocyte turnover in humans. These findings speak to an emerging consensus that adult mammalian cardiomyocytes do have the ability to divide, and it stands to reason that enrichment of this innate proliferative capacity should prove essential for complete cardiac regeneration.
January 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799944/repair-injured-heart-by-regulating-cardiac-regenerative-signals
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REVIEW
Wen-Feng Cai, Guan-Sheng Liu, Lei Wang, Christian Paul, Zhi-Li Wen, Yigang Wang
Cardiac regeneration is a homeostatic cardiogenic process by which the sections of malfunctioning adult cardiovascular tissues are repaired and renewed employing a combination of both cardiomyogenesis and angiogenesis. Unfortunately, while high-quality regeneration can be performed in amphibians and zebrafish hearts, mammalian hearts do not respond in kind. Indeed, a long-term loss of proliferative capacity in mammalian adult cardiomyocytes in combination with dysregulated induction of tissue fibrosis impairs mammalian endogenous heart regenerative capacity, leading to deleterious cardiac remodeling at the end stage of heart failure...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798600/hypoxia-induces-heart-regeneration-in-adult-mice
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Yuji Nakada, Diana C Canseco, SuWannee Thet, Salim Abdisalaam, Aroumougame Asaithamby, Celio X Santos, Ajay M Shah, Hua Zhang, James E Faber, Michael T Kinter, Luke I Szweda, Chao Xing, Zeping Hu, Ralph J Deberardinis, Gabriele Schiattarella, Joseph A Hill, Orhan Oz, Zhigang Lu, Cheng Cheng Zhang, Wataru Kimura, Hesham A Sadek
The adult mammalian heart is incapable of regeneration following cardiomyocyte loss, which underpins the lasting and severe effects of cardiomyopathy. Recently, it has become clear that the mammalian heart is not a post-mitotic organ. For example, the neonatal heart is capable of regenerating lost myocardium, and the adult heart is capable of modest self-renewal. In both of these scenarios, cardiomyocyte renewal occurs via the proliferation of pre-existing cardiomyocytes, and is regulated by aerobic-respiration-mediated oxidative DNA damage...
January 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790620/immune-modulation-of-cardiac-repair-and-regeneration-the-art-of-mending-broken-hearts
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REVIEW
Ivana Zlatanova, Cristina Pinto, Jean-Sébastien Silvestre
The accumulation of immune cells is among the earliest responses that manifest in the cardiac tissue after injury. Both innate and adaptive immunity coordinate distinct and mutually non-exclusive events governing cardiac repair, including elimination of the cellular debris, compensatory growth of the remaining cardiac tissue, activation of resident or circulating precursor cells, quantitative and qualitative modifications of the vascular network, and formation of a fibrotic scar. The present review summarizes the mounting evidence suggesting that the inflammatory response also guides the regenerative process following cardiac damage...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679798/the-role-of-cardiac-side-population-cells-in-cardiac-regeneration
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REVIEW
Amritha Yellamilli, Jop H van Berlo
The heart has a limited ability to regenerate. It is important to identify therapeutic strategies that enhance cardiac regeneration in order to replace cardiomyocytes lost during the progression of heart failure. Cardiac progenitor cells are interesting targets for new regenerative therapies because they are self-renewing, multipotent cells located in the heart. Cardiac side population cells (cSPCs), the first cardiac progenitor cells identified in the adult heart, have the ability to differentiate into cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and fibroblasts...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635079/is-stimulation-of-cardiomyocyte-renewal-a-facette-of-reversible-catecholamine-toxicity
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EDITORIAL
Thomas Eschenhagen
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September 16, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575008/gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-chir-99021-promotes-proliferation-through-upregulating-%C3%AE-catenin-in-neonatal-atrial-human-cardiomyocytes
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Shoubao Wang, Lincai Ye, Minghui Li, Jinfen Liu, Chuan Jiang, Haifa Hong, Hongbin Zhu, Yanjun Sun
BACKGROUND: The renewal capacity of neonate human cardiomyocytes provides an opportunity to manipulate endogenous cardiogenic mechanisms for supplementing the loss of cardiomyocytes caused by myocardial infarction or other cardiac diseases. GSK-3β inhibitors have been recently shown to promote cardiomyocyte proliferation in rats and mice, thus may be ideal candidates for inducing human cardiomyocyte proliferation. METHODS: Human cardiomyocytes were isolated from right atrial specimens obtained during routine surgery for ventricle septal defect and cultured with either GSK-3β inhibitor (CHIR-99021) or β-catenin inhibitor (IWR-1)...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498864/erk5-is-a-key-regulator-of-naive-primed-transition-and-embryonic-stem-cell-identity
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Charles A C Williams, Rosalia Fernandez-Alonso, Jinhua Wang, Rachel Toth, Nathanael S Gray, Greg M Findlay
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can self-renew or differentiate into any cell type, a phenomenon known as pluripotency. Distinct pluripotent states, termed naive and primed pluripotency, have been described. However, the mechanisms that control naive-primed pluripotent transition are poorly understood. Here, we perform a targeted screen for kinase inhibitors, which modulate the naive-primed pluripotent transition. We find that XMD compounds, which selectively inhibit Erk5 kinase and BET bromodomain family proteins, drive ESCs toward primed pluripotency...
August 16, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472922/bmi1-cardiac-progenitor-cells-contribute-to-myocardial-repair-following-acute-injury
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Iñigo Valiente-Alandi, Carmen Albo-Castellanos, Diego Herrero, Iria Sanchez, Antonio Bernad
BACKGROUND: The inability of the adult mammalian heart to replace cells lost after severe cardiac injury compromises organ function. Although the heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the body, evidence accumulated in recent decades indicates a certain degree of renewal after injury. We have evaluated the role of cardiac Bmi1 (+) progenitor cells (Bmi1-CPC) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Bmi1 (Cre/+);Rosa26 (YFP/+) (Bmi1-YFP) mice were used for lineage tracing strategy...
July 30, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453275/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-a-novel-potential-therapeutic-avenue-for-cardiac-regeneration
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S Safari, F Malekvandfard, S Babashah, A Alizadehasl, M Sadeghizadeh, M Motavaf
Coronary artery diseases (CADs) represent a significant cause of death worldwide. During recent decades the rate of cardiovascular mortality has been declined as a result of modern medicine and surgery. However, despite the fact that cardiac cells, including cardiomyocytes (CMCs), vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and vascular endothelial cells (VEC), can be regenerated by cardiac adult stem cell, the regenerative capacity of these cells are limited and inadequate to functionally regenerate heart damaged tissue...
June 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426082/recent-stem-cell-advances-cord-blood-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-for-cardiac-regeneration-a-review
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REVIEW
Sheetal Kashinath Medhekar, Vikas Suresh Shende, Anjali Baburao Chincholkar
Stem cells are primitive self renewing undifferentiated cell that can be differentiated into various types of specialized cells like nerve cell, skin cells, muscle cells, intestinal tissue, and blood cells. Stem cells live in bone marrow where they divide to make new blood cells and produces peripheral stem cells in circulation. Under proper environment and in presence of signaling molecules stem cells begin to develop into specialized tissues and organs. These unique characteristics make them very promising entities for regeneration of damaged tissue...
May 30, 2016: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392582/three-dimensional-adult-cardiac-extracellular-matrix-promotes-maturation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Ashley H Fong, Mónica Romero-López, Christopher M Heylman, Mark Keating, David Tran, Agua Sobrino, Anh Q Tran, Hiep H Pham, Cristhian Fimbres, Paul D Gershon, Elliot L Botvinick, Steven C George, Christopher C W Hughes
Pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (CMs) have great potential in the development of new therapies for cardiovascular disease. In particular, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may prove especially advantageous due to their pluripotency, their self-renewal potential, and their ability to create patient-specific cell lines. Unfortunately, pluripotent stem cell-derived CMs are immature, with characteristics more closely resembling fetal CMs than adult CMs, and this immaturity has limited their use in drug screening and cell-based therapies...
August 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376799/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-impeded-murine-stem-cell-proliferation-with-an-intact-cardiovascular-differentiation
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Li Nie, Shi-Jun Gao, Ya-Nan Zhao, Jacob Masika, Hong-Yan Luo, Xin-Wu Hu, Liang-Pin Zhang, Ying Zeng, Jürgen Hescheler, Hua-Min Liang
Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is a key factor in cardiac development, growth, disease, epicardial integrity, blood vessel formation and has cardio-protective properties. However, its role in murine embryonic stem cells (mESCs) proliferation and cardiovascular differentiation remains unclear. Thus we aimed to elucidate the influence of Tβ4 on mESCs. Target genes during mESCs proliferation and differentiation were detected by real-time PCR or Western blotting, and patch clamp was applied to characterize the mESCs-derived cardiomyocytes...
June 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374890/repression-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-required-to-maintain-mitotic-progression-and-prevent-loss-of-pluripotency-of-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Chia-I Ko, Yunxia Fan, Matthew de Gannes, Qin Wang, Ying Xia, Alvaro Puga
Lack of cell cycle checkpoints and uninterrupted passage through S-phase continuously renew the embryonic stem (ES) cell population and maintain pluripotency. Here, we show that to regulate mitotic progression and pluripotency ES cells must keep the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), an environmental sensor and transcriptional regulator, in a persistent state of repression. This repression, however, is not always absolute, causing the AHR to fluctuate between reversible states of expression and repression, with a fraction of the cells escaping repression at any one time...
July 4, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27341741/challenges-to-success-in-heart-failure-cardiac-cell-therapies-in-patients-with-heart-diseases
#19
Hidemasa Oh, Hiroshi Ito, Shunji Sano
Heart failure remains the leading cause of death worldwide, and is a burgeoning problem in public health due to the limited capacity of postnatal hearts to self-renew. The pathophysiological changes in injured hearts can sometimes be manifested as scar formation or myocardial degradation, rather than supplemental muscle regeneration to replenish lost tissue during the healing processes. Stem cell therapies have been investigated as a possible treatment approach for children and adults with potentially fatal cardiovascular disease that does not respond to current medical therapies...
June 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335447/rebuilding-the-damaged-heart-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cell-based-therapy-and-engineered-heart-tissue
#20
REVIEW
Samuel Golpanian, Ariel Wolf, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Joshua M Hare
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are broadly distributed cells that retain postnatal capacity for self-renewal and multilineage differentiation. MSCs evade immune detection, secrete an array of anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic mediators, and very importantly activate resident precursors. These properties form the basis for the strategy of clinical application of cell-based therapeutics for inflammatory and fibrotic conditions. In cardiovascular medicine, administration of autologous or allogeneic MSCs in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy holds significant promise...
July 2016: Physiological Reviews
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