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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141947/aging-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#1
Gerald de Haan, Seka Lazare
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) ensure a balanced production of all blood cells throughout life. As they age, HSCs gradually lose their self-renewal and regenerative potential, while the occurrence of cellular derailment strongly increases. Here we review our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to HSC aging. We argue that most of the causes that underlie HSC aging result from cell-intrinsic pathways, and reflect on which aspects of the aging process may be reversible. As many hematological pathologies are strongly age-associated, strategies to intervene in aspects of the stem cell aging process may have significant clinical relevance...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141658/thioredoxin-mitigates-radiation-induced-hematopoietic-stem-cell-injury-in-mice
#2
Pasupathi Sundaramoorthy, Qinhong Wang, Zhihong Zheng, Yiqun Jiao, Benny J Chen, Phuong L Doan, Nelson J Chao, Yubin Kang
BACKGROUND: Radiation exposure poses a significant threat to public health. Hematopoietic injury is one of the major manifestations of acute radiation sickness. Protection and/or mitigation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from radiation injury is an important goal in the development of medical countermeasure agents (MCM). We recently identified thioredoxin (TXN) as a novel molecule that has marked protective and proliferative effects on HSCs. In the current study, we investigated the effectiveness of TXN in rescuing mice from a lethal dose of total body radiation (TBI) and in enhancing hematopoietic reconstitution following a lethal dose of irradiation...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141243/trolline-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-promoting-hsc-apoptosis-and-suppressing-autophagy
#3
Facheng Bai, Quanfang Huang, Jinlan Nie, Shengjuan Lu, Chunyuan Lu, Xunshuai Zhu, Yuxin Wang, Lang Zhuo, Zhongpeng Lu, Xing Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have shown that trolline possesses various forms of pharmacological activity, including antibacterial and antiviral potency. The present paper addressed the putative hepatoprotective effects of trolline. METHODS: Rats received 2 ml/kg CCl4 (mixed 1: 1 in peanut oil) intragastrically twice a week for 8 weeks to induce hepatic fibrosis. The animals were then treated with trolline for additional 4 weeks. Liver pathology and collagen accumulation were observed by hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's trichrome staining, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140985/notch-signaling-and-progenitor-ductular-reaction-in-steatohepatitis
#4
Carola M Morell, Romina Fiorotto, Marica Meroni, Aileen Raizner, Barbara Torsello, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Gaia Spagnuolo, Eleanna Kaffe, Salvatore Sutti, Emanuele Albano, Mario Strazzabosco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Persistent hepatic progenitor cells (HPC) activation resulting in ductular reaction (DR) is responsible for pathologic liver repair in cholangiopathies. Also, HPC/DR expansion correlates with fibrosis in several chronic liver diseases, including steatohepatitis. Increasing evidence indicates Notch signaling as a key regulator of HPC/DR response in biliary and more in general liver injuries. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the role of Notch during HPC/DR activation in a mouse model of steatohepatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132746/diabetes-mellitus-as-a-poor-mobilizer-condition
#5
REVIEW
Gian Paolo Fadini, John F DiPersio
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation in an effective and curative therapy for numerous hematological malignancies. Mobilization of HSCs from bone marrow (BM) to peripheral blood (PB) followed by apheresis is the gold standard for obtaining HSCs for both autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. After administration of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), up to 30% of patients fail to mobilize "optimal" numbers of HSCs required for engraftment. This review summarizes the current experimental and clinical evidence that diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for poor mobilization...
November 8, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131214/ni-nanoparticles-ni-mo-nitride-nanorod-arrays-a-novel-3d-network-hierarchical-structure-for-high-areal-capacitance-hybrid-supercapacitors
#6
Yunjun Ruan, Lin Lv, Zhishan Li, Chundong Wang, Jianjun Jiang
Because of the advanced nature of their high power density, fast charge/discharge time, excellent cycling stability, and safety, supercapacitors have attracted intensive attention for large-scale applications. Nevertheless, one of the obstacles for their further development is their low energy density caused by sluggish redox reaction kinetics, low electroactive electrode materials, and/or high internal resistance. Here, we develop a facile and simple nitridation process to successfully synthesize hierarchical Ni nanoparticle decorated Ni0...
November 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129700/paracetamol-medication-during-pregnancy-insights-on-intake-frequencies-dosages-and-effects-on-hematopoietic-stem-cell-populations-in-cord-blood-from-a-longitudinal-prospective-pregnancy-cohort
#7
Lars Bremer, Janina Goletzke, Christian Wiessner, Mirja Pagenkemper, Christina Gehbauer, Heiko Becher, Eva Tolosa, Kurt Hecher, Petra C Arck, Anke Diemert, Gisa Tiegs
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol is the first choice for antipyretic or analgesic treatment throughout pregnancy. Products with Paracetamol are readily available over the counter and therefore easily accessible for self-medication. Epidemiological data on Paracetamol intake pattern during pregnancy and its potential immunological effects are sparse. We aimed to analyze a possible association between Paracetamol medication and numbers of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in cord blood. METHODS: The objective was addressed in the PRINCE (PRENATAL DETERMINANTS OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH) study, a population-based prospective pregnancy cohort study initiated in 2011 at the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany...
November 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128362/senp1-attenuates-the-liver-fibrosis-through-down-regulating-the-expression-of-smad2
#8
Lin-Shi Wu, Wei-Qing Qiu, Jian-Hua Sun, Jian Wang
To investigate whether SENP1 could play a regulating role in the liver fibrosis process, the Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used to establish the liver fibrosis rat models by intraperitoneally injecting with 1 ml/kg of 10% CCl4, while the control normal rats were injected with olive oil. Then confirmation experiments to verify the successful establishment of these models were conducted by detecting the cellular and lobular architecture, and liver function indexes using hematoxylin-eosin staining, Masson's trichrome staining and microplate method, respectively...
November 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128099/regulation-of-cellular-senescence-by-mir-34a-in-alcoholic-liver-injury
#9
Ying Wan, Kelly McDaniel, Nan Wu, Sugeily Ramos-Lorenzo, Trenton Glaser, Julie Venter, Heather Francis, Lindsey Kennedy, Keisaku Sato, Tianhao Zhou, Konstantina Kyritsi, Qiaobing Huang, Tami Annable, Chaodong Wu, Shannon Glaser, Gianfranco Alpini, Fanyin Meng
Alcoholic liver disease remains a major cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality, which ranges from alcoholic steatohepatitis to fibrosis/cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and the related mechanisms are understood poorly. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of miR-34a in alcohol-induced cellular senescence and liver fibrosis. We found that hepatic miR-34a expression was upregulated in ethanol-fed mice and heavy drinkers with steatohepatitis compared with respective controls. Mice treated with miR-34a Vivo-Morpholino developed less severe liver fibrosis than wild-type mice after 5 weeks of ethanol feeding...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127519/neutrophil-biology-within-hepatic-environment
#10
REVIEW
Débora Moreira Alvarenga, Matheus Silvério Mattos, Alan Moreira Araújo, Maísa Mota Antunes, Gustavo Batista Menezes
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocyte in the human circulation. These short-lived cells are constantly produced from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) within the bone marrow from which they daily reach the blood and perform major roles in innate immunity. Neutrophils are the first cells to reach inflamed tissues and are armed with a plethora of enzymes that help both with their trafficking within tissues and the killing of pathogens. Damaged or infected organs are rapidly invaded by neutrophils. Their erroneous activation within parenchyma or the vasculature is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases including arthritis, colitis, sepsis, acute lung injury and liver failure...
November 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124511/effect-of-shear-stress-on-the-migration-of-hepatic-stellate-cells
#11
Toshihiro Sera, Tateki Sumii, Ryosuke Fujita, Susumu Kudo
When the liver is damaged, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) can change into an activated, highly migratory state. The migration of HSCs may be affected by shear stress due not only to sinusoidal flow but also by the flow in the space of Disse because this space is filled with blood plasma. In this study, we evaluated the effects of shear stress on HSC migration in a scratch-wound assay with a parallel flow chamber. At regions upstream of the wound area, the migration was inhibited by 0.6 Pa and promoted by 2...
November 9, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121595/from-the-psychosis-prodrome-to-the-first-episode-of-psychosis-no-evidence-of-a-cognitive-decline
#12
Ricardo E Carrión, Deborah J Walder, Andrea M Auther, Danielle McLaughlin, Heather O Zyla, Steven Adelsheim, Roderick Calkins, Cameron S Carter, Bentson McFarland, Ryan Melton, Tara Niendam, J Daniel Ragland, Tamara G Sale, Stephan F Taylor, William R McFarlane, Barbara A Cornblatt
Cognitive deficits have an important role in the neurodevelopment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. However, there is a continuing debate as to whether cognitive impairments in the psychosis prodrome are stable predictors of eventual psychosis or undergo a decline due to the onset of psychosis. In the present study, to determine how cognition changes as illness emerges, we examined baseline neurocognitive performance in a large sample of helping-seeking youth ranging in clinical state from low-risk for psychosis through individuals at clinical high-risk (CHR) for illness to early first-episode patients (EFEP)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120853/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-the-respective-forms-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-as-an-example-of-high-fibroblastic-cell-plasticity-the-first-assessment-in-children
#13
Joanna Maria Lotowska, Maria Elzbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn
PURPOSE: Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), mainly responsible for extracellular matrix synthesis, is assumed to be central event in the process of liver fibrogenesis. The major objective of the research was to analyze the ultrastructural profile of activated HSCs in children with chronic hepatitis B (chB), with respect to fibrosis intensity. MATERIALS/METHODS: Ultrastructural investigations of HSCs were conducted on liver bioptates from 70 children with clinicopathologically diagnosed chB before antiviral treatment...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118813/the-leukemic-stem-cell-niche-adaptation-to-hypoxia-versus-oncogene-addiction
#14
Giulia Cheloni, Martina Poteti, Silvia Bono, Erico Masala, Nathalie M Mazure, Elisabetta Rovida, Matteo Lulli, Persio Dello Sbarba
Previous studies based on low oxygen concentrations in the incubation atmosphere revealed that metabolic factors govern the maintenance of normal hematopoietic or leukemic stem cells (HSC and LSC). The physiological oxygen concentration in tissues ranges between 0.1 and 5.0%. Stem cell niches (SCN) are placed in tissue areas at the lower end of this range ("hypoxic" SCN), to which stem cells are metabolically adapted and where they are selectively hosted. The data reported here indicated that driver oncogenic proteins of several leukemias are suppressed following cell incubation at oxygen concentration compatible with SCN physiology...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116096/aqp3-is-regulated-by-ppar%C3%AE-and-jnk-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-carrying-pnpla3-i148m
#15
Matteo Tardelli, Francesca V Bruschi, Thierry Claudel, Veronica Moreno-Viedma, Emina Halilbasic, Fabio Marra, Merima Herac, Thomas M Stulnig, Michael Trauner
Aquaglyceroporins (AQPs) allow the movement of glycerol that is required for triglyceride formation in hepatic stellate cells (HSC), as key cellular source of fibrogenesis in the liver. The genetic polymorphism I148M of the patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) is associated with hepatic steatosis and its progression to steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cancer. We aimed to explore the role of AQP3 for HSC activation and unveil its potential interactions with PNPLA3. HSC were isolated from human liver, experiments were performed in primary HSC and human HSC line LX2...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114223/the-human-amnion-epithelial-cell-secretome-decreases-hepatic-fibrosis-in-mice-with-chronic-liver-fibrosis
#16
Majid Alhomrani, Jeanne Correia, Marcus Zavou, Bryan Leaw, Nathan Kuk, Rong Xu, Mohamed I Saad, Alexander Hodge, David W Greening, Rebecca Lim, William Sievert
Background: Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the primary collagen-secreting cells in the liver. While HSCs are the major cell type involved in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis, hepatic macrophages also play an important role in mediating fibrogenesis and fibrosis resolution. Previously, we observed a reduction in HSC activation, proliferation, and collagen synthesis following exposure to human amnion epithelial cells (hAEC) and hAEC-conditioned media (hAEC-CM). This suggested that specific factors secreted by hAEC might be effective in ameliorating liver fibrosis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113963/gain-of-function-of-asxl1-truncating-protein-in-the-pathogenesis-of-myeloid-malignancies
#17
Hui Yang, Stefan Kurtenbach, Ying Guo, Ines Lohse, Michael A Durante, Jianping Li, Zhaomin Li, Hassan Al-Ali, Lingxiao Li, Zizhen Chen, Matthew G Field, Peng Zhang, Shi Chen, Shohei Yamamoto, Zhuo Li, Yuan Zhou, Stephen D Nimer, J William Harbour, Claes Wahlestedt, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang
Additional Sex Combs-Like 1 (ASXL1) is mutated at a high frequency in all forms of myeloid malignancies associated with poor prognosis. We generated a Vav1 promoter driven Flag-Asxl1(Y588X) transgenic mouse model, Asxl1(Y588X) Tg, to express a truncated FLAG-ASXL1(aa1-587) protein in the hematopoietic system. The Asxl1(Y588X) Tg mice had an enlarged hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) pool, shortened survival, and predisposition to a spectrum of myeloid malignancies, thereby recapitulating the characteristics of myeloid malignancy patients with ASXL1 mutations...
November 7, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113449/where-hematopoietic-stem-cells-live-the-bone-marrow-niche
#18
Krzysztof Tomasz Szade, Gunsagar Singh Gulati, Charles K F Chan, Kevin S Kao, Masanori Miyanishi, Kristopher Marjon, Rahul Sinha, Benson George, James Y Chen, Irving Weissman
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can sustain the production of blood throughout one's lifetime. However, for proper self-renewal of its own population and differentiation to blood, the HSC requires a specialized microenvironment called the "niche". Recent Advances: Recent studies using novel mouse models have shed new light on the cellular architecture and function of the HSC niche. Here, we review the different cells that constitute the HSC niche and the molecular mechanisms that underlie HSC and niche interaction...
November 7, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112119/steroidal-glycosides-from-convallaria-majalis-whole-plants-and-their-cytotoxic-activity
#19
Yukiko Matsuo, Daisuke Shinoda, Aina Nakamaru, Kuni Kamohara, Hiroshi Sakagami, Yoshihiro Mimaki
Phytochemical examination of Convallaria majalis (Liliaceae) whole plants yielded 15 steroidal glycosides (1-15), including nine new compounds (4-6, 10-15) with a lycotetrose unit. The structures of the new compounds were determined using two-dimensional Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analyses and chemical methods. The isolated compounds were evaluated for cytotoxicity against HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells, A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells, and HSC-4 and HSC-2 human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109031/pge2-induces-apoptosis-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-in-mice-by-downregulating-mir-23a-5p-and-mir-28a-5p
#20
R Brea, O Motiño, D Francés, C García-Monzón, J Vargas, M Fernández-Velasco, L Boscá, M Casado, P Martín-Sanz, N Agra
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small noncoding RNAs modulating messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression, have emerged as key regulatory molecules in chronic liver diseases, whose end stage is hepatic fibrosis, a major global health burden. Pharmacological strategies for prevention or treatment of hepatic fibrosis are still limited, what makes it necessary to establish a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis. In this context, we have recently shown that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in hepatocytes restricts activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), a pivotal event in the initiation and progression of hepatic fibrosis...
November 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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