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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217199/efficient-generation-of-transgene-and-feeder-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-human-dental-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-chemically-defined-differentiation-into-cardiomyocytes
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Xiaobing Tan, Qingli Dai, Tao Guo, Jingshu Xu, Qingyuan Dai
Advance in stem cell research resulted in several processes to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from adult somatic cells. In our previous study, the reprogramming of iPSCs from human dental mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) including SCAP and DPSCs, has been reported. Herein, safe iPSCs were reprogrammed from SCAP and DPSCs using non-integrating RNA virus vector, which is an RNA virus carrying no risk of altering host genome. DPSCs- and SCAP-derived iPSCs exhibited the characteristics of the classical morphology with human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) without integration of foreign genes, indicating the potential of their clinical application...
December 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080456/cytotherapy-using-stromal-cells-current-and-advance-multi-treatment-approaches
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Pravin Shende, Hunny Gupta, R S Gaud
The research in stem cells gives a proper information about basic mechanisms of human development and differentiation. The use of stem cells in new medicinal therapies includes treatment of different conditions such as spinal cord injury, diabetes mellitus, Parkinsonism, and cardiac disorders. These cells exhibit two unique properties: self-renewal and differentiation. The major stem cells been used for approximately about 10-14 years for cellular therapy are mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells can individualize into many lineage, i...
October 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974782/nkx2-5-%C3%A2-cardiomyoblasts-contribute-to-cardiomyogenesis-in-the-neonatal-heart
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Vahid Serpooshan, Yuan-Hung Liu, Jan W Buikema, Francisco X Galdos, Orlando Chirikian, Sharon Paige, Sneha Venkatraman, Anusha Kumar, David R Rawnsley, Xiaojing Huang, Daniël A Pijnappels, Sean M Wu
During normal lifespan, the mammalian heart undergoes limited renewal of cardiomyocytes. While the exact mechanism for this renewal remains unclear, two possibilities have been proposed: differentiated myocyte replication and progenitor/immature cell differentiation. This study aimed to characterize a population of cardiomyocyte precursors in the neonatal heart and to determine their requirement for cardiac development. By tracking the expression of an embryonic Nkx2.5 cardiac enhancer, we identified cardiomyoblasts capable of differentiation into striated cardiomyocytes in vitro...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765009/involvement-of-trnas-in-replication-of-human-mitochondrial-dna-and-modifying-effects-of-telomerase
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Meenakshisundaram Balasubramaniam, Robert J Shmookler Reis, Srinivas Ayyadevara, Xianwei Wang, Akshatha Ganne, Magomed Khaidakov
Overexpression of telomerase has been shown to significantly increase the lifespan of mice. When mechanistically attributed to repair of critically short telomeres, the lifespan extending action of telomerase cannot be reconciled with the observation that telomerase-null mice do not exhibit shortening of lifespan for at least two generations. We hypothesized that telomerase may interfere with replication of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in a way that reduces formation of deletions - the primary cause of age-dependent cell attrition in non-renewable cells such as myocytes and neurons...
July 29, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655642/the-use-and-abuse-of-cre-lox-recombination-to-identify-adult-cardiomyocyte-renewal-rate-and-origin
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Iolanda Aquila, Fabiola Marino, Eleonora Cianflone, Pina Marotta, Michele Torella, Vincenzo Mollace, Ciro Indolfi, Bernardo Nadal-Ginard, Daniele Torella
The adult mammalian heart, including the human, is unable to regenerate segmental losses after myocardial infarction. This evidence has been widely and repeatedly used up-to-today to suggest that the myocardium, contrary to most adult tissues, lacks an endogenous stem cell population or more specifically a bona-fide cardiomyocyte-generating progenitor cell of biological significance. In the last 15 years, however, the field has slowly evolved from the dogma that no new cardiomyocytes were produced from shortly after birth to the present consensus that new cardiomyocytes are formed throughout lifespan...
June 24, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596174/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-10-years-later-for-cardiac-applications
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Yoshinori Yoshida, Shinya Yamanaka
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are reprogrammed cells that have features similar to embryonic stem cells, such as the capacity of self-renewal and differentiation into many types of cells, including cardiac myocytes. Although initially the reprogramming efficiency was low, several improvements in reprogramming methods have achieved robust and efficient generation of iPSCs without genomic insertion of transgenes. iPSCs display clonal variations in epigenetic and genomic profiles and cellular behavior in differentiation...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259927/autophagy-induction-in-the-skeletal-myogenic-differentiation-of-human-tonsil-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Saeyoung Park, Yoonyoung Choi, Namhee Jung, Jieun Kim, Seiyoon Oh, Yeonsil Yu, Jung-Hyuck Ahn, Inho Jo, Byung-Ok Choi, Sung-Chul Jung
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are capable of self-renewal and differentiation and are thus a valuable source for the replacement of diseased or damaged organs. Previously, we reported that the tonsils can be an excellent reservoir of MSCs for the regeneration of skeletal muscle (SKM) damage. However, the mechanisms involved in the differentiation from tonsil-derived MSCs (T-MSCs) to myocytes via myoblasts remain unclear. To clarify these mechanisms, we analyzed gene expression profiles of T-MSCs during differentiation into myocytes compared with human skeletal muscle cells (hSKMCs)...
April 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104772/the-elusive-progenitor-cell-in-cardiac-regeneration-slip-slidin-away
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Chen-Leng Cai, Jeffery D Molkentin
The adult human heart is unable to regenerate after various forms of injury, suggesting that this organ lacks a biologically meaningful endogenous stem cell pool. However, injecting the infarcted area of the adult mammalian heart with exogenously prepared progenitor cells of various types has been reported to create new myocardium by the direct conversion of these progenitor cells into cardiomyocytes. These reports remain controversial because follow-up studies from independent laboratories failed to observe such an effect...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790620/immune-modulation-of-cardiac-repair-and-regeneration-the-art-of-mending-broken-hearts
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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/27736363/cardiac-mechanoperception-a-life-long-story-from-early-beats-to-aging-and-failure
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Maurizio Pesce, Elisa Messina, Isotta Chimenti, Antonio Paolo Beltrami
The life-long story of the heart starts concomitantly with primary differentiation events occurring in multipotent progenitors located in the so-called heart tube. This initially tubular structure starts a looping process, which leads to formation of the final four-chambered heart with a primary contribution of geometric and position-associated cell sensing. While this establishes the correct patterning of the final cardiac structure, it also provides feedbacks to fundamental cellular machineries controlling proliferation and differentiation, thus ensuring a coordinated restriction of cell growth and a myocyte terminal differentiation...
January 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692221/molecular-aspects-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-remodeling
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REVIEW
Bianca C Bernardo, Julie R McMullen
Exercise-induced cardiac remodeling is typically an adaptive response associated with cardiac myocyte hypertrophy and renewal, increased cardiac myocyte contractility, sarcomeric remodeling, cell survival, metabolic and mitochondrial adaptations, electrical remodeling, and angiogenesis. Initiating stimuli/triggers of cardiac remodeling include increased hemodynamic load, increased sympathetic activity, and the release of hormones and growth factors. Prolonged and strenuous exercise may lead to maladaptive exercise-induced cardiac remodeling including cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmia...
November 2016: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644105/stage-specific-effects-of-notch-activation-during-skeletal-myogenesis
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Pengpeng Bi, Feng Yue, Yusuke Sato, Sara Wirbisky, Weiyi Liu, Tizhong Shan, Yefei Wen, Daoguo Zhou, Jennifer Freeman, Shihuan Kuang
Skeletal myogenesis involves sequential activation, proliferation, self-renewal/differentiation and fusion of myogenic stem cells (satellite cells). Notch signaling is known to be essential for the maintenance of satellite cells, but its function in late-stage myogenesis, i.e. post-differentiation myocytes and post-fusion myotubes, is unknown. Using stage-specific Cre alleles, we uncovered distinct roles of Notch1 in mononucleated myocytes and multinucleated myotubes. Specifically, constitutive Notch1 activation dedifferentiates myocytes into Pax7 quiescent satellite cells, leading to severe defects in muscle growth and regeneration, and postnatal lethality...
September 19, 2016: ELife
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/27335638/monoclonal-antibodies-against-muscle-actin-isoforms-epitope-identification-and-analysis-of-isoform-expression-by-immunoblot-and-immunostaining-in-normal-and-regenerating-skeletal-muscle
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Christine Chaponnier, Giulio Gabbiani
Higher vertebrates (mammals and birds) express six different highly conserved actin isoforms that can be classified in three subgroups: 1) sarcomeric actins, α-skeletal (α-SKA) and α-cardiac (α-CAA), 2) smooth muscle actins (SMAs), α-SMA and γ-SMA, and 3) cytoplasmic actins (CYAs), β-CYA and γ-CYA. The variations among isoactins, in each subgroup, are due to 3-4 amino acid differences located in their acetylated N-decapeptide sequence. The first monoclonal antibody (mAb) against an actin isoform (α-SMA) was produced and characterized in our laboratory in 1986 (Skalli  et al...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26912117/cardiac-telocytes-in-normal-and-diseased-hearts
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REVIEW
Sawa Kostin
Our previous studies suggested that an important variable of the progression of contractile dysfunction to terminal heart failure is the imbalance between myocyte cell death and myocyte renewal. For this reason, preventing myocyte cell death and an increasing generation of new myocytes may represent attractive targets in the treatment of human heart failure. Prospective clues to enhance myocardial regeneration are the newly discovered cells termed telocytes, formerly called interstitial Cajal-like cells, which are believed to nurse or guide the endogenous and exogenous stem cells for activation and commitment, but they also act as supporting cells for progenitor cells migration toward injured myocardium...
July 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26900922/mef2c-and-ebf1-co-regulate-b-cell-specific-transcription
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Nikki R Kong, Matthew Davis, Li Chai, Astar Winoto, Robert Tjian
Hematopoietic stem cells are capable of self-renewal or differentiation along three main lineages: myeloid, erythroid, and lymphoid. One of the earliest lineage decisions for blood progenitor cells is whether to adopt the lymphoid or myeloid fate. Previous work had shown that myocyte enhancer factor 2C (MEF2C) is indispensable for the lymphoid fate decision, yet the specific mechanism of action remained unclear. Here, we have identified early B cell factor-1 (EBF1) as a co-regulator of gene expression with MEF2C...
February 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26872672/necroptotic-cell-death-in-failing-heart-relevance-and-proposed-mechanisms
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Adriana Adameova, Eva Goncalvesova, Adrian Szobi, Naranjan S Dhalla
As cardiomyocytes have a limited capability for proliferation, renewal, and repair, the loss of heart cells followed by replacement with fibrous tissue is considered to result in the development of ventricular dysfunction and progression to heart failure (HF). The loss of cardiac myocytes in HF has been traditionally believed to occur mainly due to programmed apoptosis or unregulated necrosis. While extensive research work is being carried out to define the exact significance and contribution of both these cell death modalities in the development of HF, recent knowledge has indicated the existence and importance of a different form of cell death called necroptosis in the failing heart...
March 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26711579/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-contributes-to-acetylcholine-receptor-degradation-by-promoting-endocytosis-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
#18
Ailian Du, Shiqian Huang, Xiaonan Zhao, Yun Zhang, Lixun Zhu, Ji Ding, Congfeng Xu
After binding by acetylcholine released from a motor neuron, a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction produces a localized end-plate potential, which leads to muscle contraction. Improper turnover and renewal of acetylcholine receptors contributes to the pathogenesis of myasthenia gravis. In the present study, we demonstrate that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to acetylcholine receptor degradation in C2C12 myocytes. We further show that ER stress promotes acetylcholine receptor endocytosis and lysosomal degradation, which was dampened by blocking endocytosis or treating with lysosome inhibitor...
January 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26609255/stem-cells-biological-update-and-cell-therapy-progress
#19
REVIEW
Mihai Girlovanu, Sergiu Susman, Olga Soritau, Dan Rus-Ciuca, Carmen Melincovici, Anne-Marie Constantin, Carmen Mihaela Mihu
In recent years, the advances in stem cell research have suggested that the human body may have a higher plasticity than it was originally expected. Until now, four categories of stem cells were isolated and cultured in vivo: embryonic stem cells, fetal stem cells, adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Although multiple studies were published, several issues concerning the stem cells are still debated, such as: the molecular mechanisms of differentiation, the methods to prevent teratoma formation or the ethical and religious issues regarding especially the embryonic stem cell research...
2015: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26484341/stimulating-endogenous-cardiac-repair
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REVIEW
Amanda Finan, Sylvain Richard
The healthy adult heart has a low turnover of cardiac myocytes. The renewal capacity, however, is augmented after cardiac injury. Participants in cardiac regeneration include cardiac myocytes themselves, cardiac progenitor cells, and peripheral stem cells, particularly from the bone marrow compartment. Cardiac progenitor cells and bone marrow stem cells are augmented after cardiac injury, migrate to the myocardium, and support regeneration. Depletion studies of these populations have demonstrated their necessary role in cardiac repair...
2015: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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