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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351662/the-versatile-tanycyte-a-hypothalamic-integrator-of-reproduction-and-energy-metabolism
#1
Vincent Prevot, Bénédicte Dehouck, Ariane Sharif, Philippe Ciofi, Paolo Giacobini, Jerome Clasadonte
The fertility and survival of an individual rely on the ability of the periphery to promptly, effectively and reproducibly communicate with brain neural networks that control reproduction, food intake and energy homeostasis. Tanycytes, a specialized glial cell type lining the wall of the third ventricle in the median eminence of the hypothalamus, appear to act as the linchpin of these processes by dynamically controlling the secretion of neuropeptides into the portal vasculature by hypothalamic neurons and regulating blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid exchanges, both processes that depend on the ability of these cells to adapt their morphology to the physiological state of the individual...
January 17, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337183/temporal-layering-of-signaling-effectors-drives-chromatin-remodeling-during-hair-follicle-stem-cell-lineage-progression
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Rene C Adam, Hanseul Yang, Yejing Ge, Wen-Hui Lien, Ping Wang, Yilin Zhao, Lisa Polak, John Levorse, Sanjeethan C Baksh, Deyou Zheng, Elaine Fuchs
Tissue regeneration relies on resident stem cells (SCs), whose activity and lineage choices are influenced by the microenvironment. Exploiting the synchronized, cyclical bouts of tissue regeneration in hair follicles (HFs), we investigate how microenvironment dynamics shape the emergence of stem cell lineages. Employing epigenetic and ChIP-seq profiling, we uncover how signal-dependent transcription factors couple spatiotemporal cues to chromatin dynamics, thereby choreographing stem cell lineages. Using enhancer-driven reporters, mutagenesis, and genetics, we show that simultaneous BMP-inhibitory and WNT signals set the stage for lineage choices by establishing chromatin platforms permissive for diversification...
January 9, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335248/fast-neurogenesis-from-carotid-body-quiescent-neuroblasts-accelerates-adaptation-to-hypoxia
#3
Verónica Sobrino, Patricia González-Rodríguez, Valentina Annese, José López-Barneo, Ricardo Pardal
Unlike other neural peripheral organs, the adult carotid body (CB) has a remarkable structural plasticity, as it grows during acclimatization to hypoxia. The CB contains neural stem cells that can differentiate into oxygen-sensitive glomus cells. However, an extended view is that, unlike other catecholaminergic cells of the same lineage (sympathetic neurons or chromaffin cells), glomus cells can divide and thus contribute to CB hypertrophy. Here, we show that O2-sensitive mature glomus cells are post-mitotic...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326438/conditional-knockout-of-n-myc-and-stat-interactor-disrupts-normal-mammary-development-and-enhances-metastatic-ability-of-mammary-tumors
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Hawley C Pruitt, Brandon J Metge, Shannon E Weeks, Dongquan Chen, Shi Wei, Robert A Kesterson, Lalita A Shevde, Rajeev S Samant
The process of organ development requires a delicate balance between cellular plasticity and differentiation. This balance is disrupted in cancer initiation and progression. N-Myc and STAT interactor (NMI: human or Nmi: murine) has emerged as a relevant player in the etiology of breast cancer. However, a fundamental understanding of its relevance to normal mammary biology is lacking. To gain insight into its normal function in mammary gland, we generated a mammary-specific Nmi knockout mouse model. We observed that Nmi protein expression is induced in mammary epithelium at the onset of pregnancy, in luminal cells and persists throughout lactation...
January 12, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321138/sensorimotor-functional-and-structural-networks-after-intracerebral-stem-cell-grafts-in-the-ischemic-mouse-brain
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Claudia Green, Anuka Minassian, Stefanie Vogel, Michael Diedenhofen, Andreas Beyrau, Dirk Wiedermann, Mathias Hoehn
Past investigations on stem cell mediated recovery after stroke have limited their focus on the extent and morphological development of the ischemic lesion itself over time or on the integration capacity of the stem cell graft ex vivo However, an assessment of the long-term functional and structural improvement in vivo is essential to reliably quantify the regenerative capacity of cell implantation after stroke.We induced ischemic stroke in nude mice and implanted human neural stem cells (H9 derived) into the ipsilateral cortex in the acute phase...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320729/corneal-committed-cells-restore-the-stem-cell-pool-and-tissue-boundary-following-injury
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Waseem Nasser, Aya Amitai-Lange, Despina Soteriou, Rana Hanna, Beatrice Tiosano, Yaron Fuchs, Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein
During morphogenesis, preserving tissue boundaries is essential for cell fate regulation. While embryonic tissues possess high plasticity and repair ability, the questions of whether and how adult tissues cope with acute stem cell (SC) loss or boundary disruption have remained unanswered. Here, we report that K15-GFP transgene labels the murine corneal epithelial boundary and SC niche known as the limbus. K15-GFP+ basal cells expressed SC markers and were located at the corneal regeneration site, as evident by lineage tracing...
January 9, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320425/targeting-pancreatic-cancer-cell-plasticity-the-latest-in-therapeutics
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Jacob M Smigiel, Neetha Parameswaran, Mark W Jackson
Mortality remains alarmingly high for patients diagnosed with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), with 93% succumbing to the disease within five years. The vast majority of PDAC cases are driven by activating mutations in the proto-oncogene KRAS, which results in constitutive proliferation and survival signaling. As efforts to target RAS and its downstream effectors continue, parallel research aimed at identifying novel targets is also needed in order to improve therapeutic options and efficacy. Recent studies demonstrate that self-renewing cancer stem cells (CSCs) contribute to metastatic dissemination and therapy failure, the causes of mortality from PDAC...
January 10, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317369/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-matrix-enhances-chondrogenic-phenotype-of-and-cartilage-formation-by-encapsulated-chondrocytes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yuanheng Yang, Hang Lin, He Shen, Bing Wang, Guanghua Lei, Rocky S Tuan
Mesenchymal stem cell derived extracellular matrix (MSC-ECM) is a natural biomaterial with robust bioactivity and good biocompatibility, and has been studied as a scaffold for tissue engineering. In this investigation, we tested the applicability of using decellularized human bone marrow derived MSC-ECM (hBMSC-ECM) as a culture substrate for chondrocyte expansion in vitro, as well as a scaffold for chondrocyte-based cartilage repair. hBMSC-ECM deposited by hBMSCs cultured on tissue culture plastic (TCP) was harvested, and then subjected to a decellularization process to remove hBMSCs...
January 6, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316250/dual-inhibition-of-wnt-and-yes-associated-protein-signaling-retards-the-growth-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-both-mesenchymal-and-epithelial-states
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Andrew Sulaiman, Sarah McGarry, Li Li, Deyong Jia, Sarah Ooi, Christina Addison, Jim Dimitroulakos, Angel Arnaout, Carolyn Nessim, Zemin Yao, Guang Ji, Haiyan Song, Suresh Gadde, Xuguang Li, Lisheng Wang
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most refractory subtype of breast cancer to current treatments, accounts disproportionately for the majority of breast cancer related deaths. This is largely due to cancer plasticity and the development of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Recently, distinct yet interconvertible mesenchymal-like and epithelial-like states have been revealed in breast CSCs. Thus, strategies capable of simultaneously inhibiting bulk and CSC populations in both mesenchymal and epithelial states have yet to be developed...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314633/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-carrier-of-autologous-multipotent-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
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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/29305674/comparable-osteogenic-capacity-of-mesenchymal-stem-or-stromal-cells-derived-from-human-amnion-membrane-and-bone-marrow
#11
Mehran Ghasemzadeh, Ehteramolsadat Hosseini, Mohammadhossein Ahmadi, Maedeh Kamalizad, Naser Amirizadeh
So far, substantial attentions have been attracted to the application of mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSCs) in different therapeutic approaches. Although human bone marrow is commonly considered as a major source for MSCs, having an invasive collection method, ethical consideration and donor availability create a challenge for scientists, leading them to explore better alternative sources for MSCs. The study presented here aimed to characterize and compare osteogenic capacity of MSCs obtained from the amnion membrane (AM) with those originated from BM...
January 5, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299873/single-cell-expression-profiling-and-proteomics-of-primordial-germ-cells-spermatogonial-stem-cells-adult-germ-stem-cells-and-oocytes
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Sabine Conrad, Hossein Azizi, Thomas Skutella
The mammalian germ cells, cell assemblies, tissues, and organs during development and maturation have been extensively studied at the tissue level. However, to investigate and understand the fundamental insights at the molecular basis of germ and stem cells, their cell fate plasticity, and determination, it is of most importance to analyze at the large scale on the single-cell level through different biological windows. Here, modern molecular techniques optimized for single-cell analysis, including single fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) or microfluidic high-throughput quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) for single-cell gene expression and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for protein profiling, have been established and are still getting optimized...
January 4, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299154/resminostat-induces-changes-in-epithelial-plasticity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-and-sensitizes-them-to-sorafenib-induced-apoptosis
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Jitka Soukupova, Esther Bertran, Irene Peñuelas-Haro, Uxue Urdiroz-Urricelqui, Matthias Borgman, Hella Kohlhof, Isabel Fabregat
Resminostat, a novel class I, IIb, and IV histone deacetylase inhibitor, was studied in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after relapse to sorafenib (SHELTER study). In this phase I/II clinical trial, combination of sorafenib and resminostat was safe and showed early signs of efficacy. However, the molecular mechanisms behind this synergism have not been explored yet. In this work, we aimed to analyze whether resminostat regulates epithelial-mesenchymal and stemness phenotype as a mechanism of sensitization to sorafenib...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298329/molecular-and-functional-analysis-of-anchorage-independent-treatment-evasive-neuroblastoma-tumorspheres-with-enhanced-malignant-properties-a-possible-explanation-for-radio-therapy-resistance
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Tamara J Abou-Antoun, Javad Nazarian, Anthony Ghanem, Stanislav Vukmanovic, Anthony D Sandler
Despite significant advances in cancer treatment and management, more than 60% of patients with neuroblastoma present with very poor prognosis in the form of metastatic and aggressive disease. Solid tumors including neuroblastoma are thought to be heterogeneous with a sub-population of stem-like cells that are treatment-evasive with highly malignant characteristics. We previously identified a phenomenon of reversible adaptive plasticity (RAP) between anchorage dependent (AD) cells and anchorage independent (AI) tumorspheres in neuroblastoma cell cultures...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296949/th17-plasticity-and-transition-toward-a-pathogenic-cytokine-signature-are-regulated-by-cyclosporine-after-allogeneic-sct
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Kate H Gartlan, Antiopi Varelias, Motoko Koyama, Renee J Robb, Kate A Markey, Karshing Chang, Andrew N Wilkinson, David Smith, Md Ashik Ullah, Rachel D Kuns, Neil C Raffelt, Stuart D Olver, Katie E Lineburg, Bianca E Teal, Melody Cheong, Michele W L Teng, Mark J Smyth, Siok-Keen Tey, Kelli P A MacDonald, Geoffrey R Hill
T-helper 17 (Th17) cells have been widely implicated as drivers of autoimmune disease. In particular, Th17 cytokine plasticity and acquisition of an interleukin-17A+(IL-17A+)interferon γ(IFNγ)+ cytokine profile is associated with increased pathogenic capacity. Donor Th17 polarization is known to exacerbate graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT); however, donor Th17 cytokine coexpression and plasticity have not been fully characterized. Using IL-17 "fate-mapping" mice, we identified IL-6-dependent Th17 cells early after allo-SCT, characterized by elevated expression of proinflammatory cytokines, IL-17A, IL-22, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, and tumor necrosis factor...
February 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273143/get-with-the-program-stemness-and-reprogramming-in-melanoma-metastasis
#16
Fernanda Faião-Flores, Keiran S M Smalley
Cancer cells are highly plastic and adopt multiple phenotypic states that contribute to tumor progression. Heppt et al. demonstrate that the homeodomain transcription factor Msh homeobox 1 reprograms melanoma cells to a precursor state associated with melanoma progression and increased liver metastasis. Identification of this new role for Msh homeobox 1 may facilitate the development of new therapies that limit melanoma dissemination.
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259970/potential-use-of-human-periapical-cyst-mesenchymal-stem-cells-hpcy-mscs-as-a-novel-stem-cell-source-for-regenerative-medicine-applications
#17
REVIEW
Marco Tatullo, Bruna Codispoti, Andrea Pacifici, Francesca Palmieri, Massimo Marrelli, Luciano Pacifici, Francesco Paduano
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are attracting growing interest by the scientific community due to their huge regenerative potential. Thus, the plasticity of MSCs strongly suggests the utilization of these cells for regenerative medicine applications. The main issue about the clinical use of MSCs is related to the complex way to obtain them from healthy tissues; this topic has encouraged scientists to search for novel and more advantageous sources of these cells in easily accessible tissues. The oral cavity hosts several cell populations expressing mesenchymal stem cell like-features, furthermore, the access to oral and dental tissues is simple and isolation of cells is very efficient...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259707/isolation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-with-high-osteogenic-potential
#18
REVIEW
Takazumi Yasui, Yo Mabuchi, Satoru Morikawa, Katsuhiro Onizawa, Chihiro Akazawa, Taneaki Nakagawa, Hideyuki Okano, Yumi Matsuzaki
Dental pulp stem cells/progenitor cells (DPSCs) can be easily obtained and can have excellent proliferative and mineralization potentials. Therefore, many studies have investigated the isolation and bone formation of DPSCs. In most previous reports, human DPSCs were traditionally isolated by exploiting their ability to adhere to plastic tissue culture dishes. DPSCs isolated by plastic adherence are frequently contaminated by other cells, which limits the ability to investigate their basic biology and regenerative properties...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258883/cartilage-regeneration-and-ageing-targeting-cellular-plasticity-in-osteoarthritis
#19
REVIEW
Marta Varela-Eirin, Jesus Loureiro, Eduardo Fonseca, Silvia Corrochano, Jose R Caeiro, Manuel Collado, Maria D Mayan
Ageing processes play a major contributing role for the development of Osteoarthritis (OA). This prototypic degenerative condition of ageing is the most common form of arthritis and is accompanied by a general decline, chronic pain and mobility deficits. The disease is primarily characterized by articular cartilage degradation, followed by subchondral bone thickening, osteophyte formation, synovial inflammation and joint degeneration. In the early stages, osteoarthritic chondrocytes undergo phenotypic changes that increase cell proliferation and cluster formation and enhance the production of matrix-remodelling enzymes...
December 16, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258294/senescence-associated-reprogramming-promotes-cancer-stemness
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Maja Milanovic, Dorothy N Y Fan, Dimitri Belenki, J Henry M Däbritz, Zhen Zhao, Yong Yu, Jan R Dörr, Lora Dimitrova, Dido Lenze, Ines A Monteiro Barbosa, Marco A Mendoza-Parra, Tamara Kanashova, Marlen Metzner, Katharina Pardon, Maurice Reimann, Andreas Trumpp, Bernd Dörken, Johannes Zuber, Hinrich Gronemeyer, Michael Hummel, Gunnar Dittmar, Soyoung Lee, Clemens A Schmitt
Cellular senescence is a stress-responsive cell-cycle arrest program that terminates the further expansion of (pre-)malignant cells. Key signalling components of the senescence machinery, such as p16INK4a, p21CIP1 and p53, as well as trimethylation of lysine 9 at histone H3 (H3K9me3), also operate as critical regulators of stem-cell functions (which are collectively termed 'stemness'). In cancer cells, a gain of stemness may have profound implications for tumour aggressiveness and clinical outcome. Here we investigated whether chemotherapy-induced senescence could change stem-cell-related properties of malignant cells...
December 20, 2017: Nature
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