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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777801/computer-simulation-of-neutral-drift-among-limbal-epithelial-stem-cells-of-mosaic-mice
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John D West, Richard L Mort, Robert E Hill, Steven D Morley, J Martin Collinson
The use of mice that are mosaic for reporter gene expression underlies many lineage-tracing studies in stem cell biology. For example, using mosaic LacZ reporter mice, it was shown that limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) around the periphery of the cornea maintain radial sectors of the corneal epithelium and that radial stripe numbers declined with age. Originally, the corneal results were interpreted as progressive, age-related loss or irreversible inactivation of some LESC clones. In this study we used computer simulations to show that these results could also be explained by stochastic replacement of LESCs by neighbouring LESCs, leading to neutral drift of LESC populations...
May 13, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775163/methylprednisolone-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-endogenous-neural-stem-cells-in-nonhuman-primates-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jichao Ye, Yi Qin, Yong Tang, Mengjun Ma, Peng Wang, Lin Huang, Rui Yang, Keng Chen, Chaopeng Chai, Yanfeng Wu, Huiyong Shen
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of methylprednisolone on the proliferation of endogenous neural stem cells (ENSCs) in nonhuman primates with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS A total of 14 healthy cynomolgus monkeys ( Macaca fascicularis) (4-5 years of age) were randomly divided into 3 groups: the control group (n = 6), SCI group (n = 6), and methylprednisolone therapy group (n = 2). Only laminectomy was performed in the control animals at T-10. SCI was induced in monkeys using Allen's weight-drop method (50 mm × 50 g) to injure the posterior portion of the spinal cord at T-10...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769727/microbial-signals-drive-pre-leukaemic-myeloproliferation-in-a-tet2-deficient-host
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Marlies Meisel, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Alain Pacis, Li Chen, Zachary M Earley, Toufic Mayassi, Joseph F Pierre, Jordan D Ernest, Heather J Galipeau, Nikolaus Thuille, Romain Bouziat, Manuel Buscarlet, Daina L Ringus, Yitang Wang, Ye Li, Vu Dinh, Sangman M Kim, Benjamin D McDonald, Matthew A Zurenski, Mark W Musch, Glaucia C Furtado, Sergio A Lira, Gottfried Baier, Eugene B Chang, A Murat Eren, Christopher R Weber, Lambert Busque, Lucy A Godley, Elena F Verdú, Luis B Barreiro, Bana Jabri
Somatic mutations in tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), which encodes an epigenetic modifier enzyme, drive the development of haematopoietic malignancies1-7 . In both humans and mice, TET2 deficiency leads to increased self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells with a net developmental bias towards the myeloid lineage1,4,8,9 . However, pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation (PMP) occurs in only a fraction of Tet2-/- mice8,9 and humans with TET2 mutations1,3,5-7 , suggesting that extrinsic non-cell-autonomous factors are required for disease onset...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760072/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-controls-proliferation-of-enteric-glia-and-differentiation-of-neurons-in-the-myenteric-plexus-after-damage
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F D'Errico, G Goverse, Y Dai, W Wu, M Stakenborg, E Labeeuw, V De Simone, B Verstockt, P J Gomez-Pinilla, M Warner, A Di Leo, G Matteoli, J A Gustafsson
Injury to the enteric nervous system (ENS) can cause several gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including achalasia, irritable bowel syndrome, and gastroparesis. Recently, a subpopulation of enteric glial cells with neuronal stem/progenitor properties (ENSCs) has been identified in the adult ENS. ENSCs have the ability of reconstituting the enteric neuronal pool after damage of the myenteric plexus. Since the estrogen receptor β (ERβ) is expressed in enteric glial cells and neurons, we investigated whether a selective ERβ agonist, LY3201, can influence neuronal and glial cell differentiation...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760071/prdm1-silences-stem-cell-related-genes-and-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-colon-tumor-organoids
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Changlong Liu, Carolyn E Banister, Charles C Weige, Diego Altomare, Joseph H Richardson, Carlo M Contreras, Phillip J Buckhaults
PRDM1 is a tumor suppressor that plays an important role in B and T cell lymphomas. Our previous studies demonstrated that PRDM1β is a p53-response gene in human colorectal cancer cells. However, the function of PRDM1β in colorectal cancer cells and colon tumor organoids is not clear. Here we show that PRDM1β is a p53-response gene in human colon organoids and that low PRDM1 expression predicts poor survival in colon cancer patients. We engineered PRDM1 knockouts and overexpression clones in RKO cells and characterized the PRDM1-dependent transcript landscapes, revealing that both the α and β transcript isoforms repress MYC-response genes and stem cell-related genes...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757072/lactobacillus-plantarum-ys-3-prevents-activated-carbon-induced-constipation-in-mice
#6
Xin Zhao, Ruokun Yi, Yu Qian, Kun-Young Park
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum YS-3 (LP-YS3) on activated carbon-induced constipation in Kunming mice. The results of the experiment show that the antigastric acid activity and bile salt tolerance of LP-YS3 were stronger than those of Lactobacillus bulgaricus (LB). LP-YS3 inhibited loss of body weight caused by constipation and further reductions in fecal weight, particle number, and water content in mice. Moreover, LP-YS3 elevated the gastrointestinal transit rate and reduced the time required for initial black stool defecation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756133/biology-of-teeth-and-implants-host-factors-pathology-regeneration-and-the-role-of-stem-cells
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F-Michael Eggert, Liran Levin
In chronic periodontitis and peri-implantitis, cells of the innate and adaptive immune systems are involved directly in the lesions within the tissues of the patient. Absence of a periodontal ligament around implants does not prevent a biologic process similar to that of periodontitis from affecting osseointegration. Our first focus is on factors in the biology of individuals that are responsible for the susceptibility of such individuals to chronic periodontitis and to peri-implantitis. Genetic factors are of significant importance in susceptibility to these diseases...
2018: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755533/new-onset-colitis-in-an-adult-patient-with-chronic-granulomatous-disease-treated-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Kara Robertson, Stephen Couban, Desmond Leddin, Imran Ahmad, Lori Connors
Background: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections, granuloma formation and intestinal disease. This disease is caused by defects in NADPH oxidase, which result in the inability of phagocytes (neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages) to destroy certain microbes. The only established curative therapy for CGD is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Case presentation: A 23-year-old Caucasian male with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease underwent a reduced-intensity conditioning, matched unrelated donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant, after which he was started on tacrolimus and mycophenolate for graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis...
2018: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754801/ingestion-of-food-particles-regulates-the-mechanosensing-misshapen-yorkie-pathway-in-drosophila-intestinal-growth
#9
Qi Li, Niraj K Nirala, Yingchao Nie, Hsi-Ju Chen, Gary Ostroff, Junhao Mao, Qi Wang, Lan Xu, Y Tony Ip
The intestinal epithelium has a high cell turnover rate and is an excellent system to study stem cell-mediated adaptive growth. In the Drosophila midgut, the Ste20 kinase Misshapen, which is distally related to Hippo, has a niche function to restrict intestinal stem cell activity. We show here that, under low growth conditions, Misshapen is localized near the cytoplasmic membrane, is phosphorylated at the threonine 194 by the upstream kinase Tao, and is more active toward Warts, which in turn inhibits Yorkie...
May 9, 2018: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752411/differential-activities-and-mechanisms-of-the-four-r-spondins-in-potentiating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Soohyun Park, Jie Cui, Wangsheng A Yu, Ling Wu, Kendra Carmon, Qingyun J Liu
The four R-spondins (RSPO1-4) strongly potentiate Wnt signaling and play critical roles in normal development, adult stem cell survival, and cancer development and aggressiveness. All four RSPOs have been suggested to potentiate Wnt signaling by binding to three related receptors, i.e., leucine-rich repeat containing, G protein-coupled receptors 4, 5 and 6 (LGR4/5/6), and then inducing the clearance of two E3 ubiquitin ligases (RNF43 and ZNRF3) that otherwise would ubiquitinate Wnt receptors for degradation...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745777/current-experimental-and-future-treatments-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-clinical-review
#11
Christian L Hvas, Mia Bendix, Anders Dige, Jens F Dahlerup, Jørgen Agnholt
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) may result from dysregulated mucosal immune responses directed toward the resident intestinal microbiota. This review describes the hallmark immunobiology of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis as well as therapeutic targets and mechanisms of action for current, experimental, and future treatments in IBD. Conventional therapies include 5-aminosalicylic acid, glucocorticosteroids, thiopurines, and methotrexate. Since 1997, monoclonal antibodies have gained widespread use...
May 10, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743312/survival-of-mice-with-gastrointestinal-acute-radiation-syndrome-through-control-of-bacterial-translocation
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Fujio Suzuki, Bradford D Loucas, Ichiaki Ito, Akira Asai, Sumihiro Suzuki, Makiko Kobayashi
Macrophages (Mϕ) with the M2b phenotype (Pheno2b-Mϕ) in bacterial translocation sites have been described as cells responsible for the increased susceptibility of mice with gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome to sepsis caused by gut bacteria. In this study, we tried to reduce the mortality of mice exposed to 7-10 Gy of gamma rays by controlling Pheno2b-Mϕ polarization in bacterial translocation sites. MicroRNA-222 was induced in association with gamma irradiation. Pheno2b-Mϕ polarization was promoted and maintained in gamma-irradiated mice through the reduction of a long noncoding RNA growth arrest-specific transcript 5 (a CCL1 gene silencer) influenced by this microRNA...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742964/efficient-generation-of-cynomolgus-monkey-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-intestinal-organoids-with-pharmacokinetic-functions
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Daichi Onozato, Misaki Yamashita, Ryosuke Fukuyama, Takumi Akagawa, Yuriko Kida, Akiko Koeda, Tadahiro Hashita, Takahiro Iwao, Tamihide Matsunaga
In preclinical studies, the cynomolgus monkey (CM) model is frequently used to predict the pharmacokinetics of drugs in the human small intestine, because of its evolutionary closeness to humans. Intestinal organoids that mimic the intestinal tissue have attracted attention in regenerative medicine and drug development. In this study, we generated intestinal organoids from CM induced pluripotent stem (CMiPS) cells and analysed their pharmacokinetic functions. CMiPS cells were induced into the hindgut; then, the cells were seeded on microfabricated culture vessel plates to form spheroids...
May 10, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740427/intestinal-microbiota-at-engraftment-influence-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-via-the-treg-th17-balance-in-allo-hsct-recipients
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Lijie Han, Hua Jin, Lizhi Zhou, Xin Zhang, Zhiping Fan, Min Dai, Qianyun Lin, Fen Huang, Li Xuan, Haiyan Zhang, Qifa Liu
Animal models have indicated that intestinal microbiota influence acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) by modulating immune homeostasis. But, in humans, the mechanism by which the microbiota induces aGVHD remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the intestinal microbiota and T cell subsets in patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) to explore the mechanism by which microbiota induced aGVHD. Based on aGVHD, this study was categorized into two groups: grades II-IV aGVHD (aGVHD group, n  = 32) and grade 0-I aGVHD (non-aGVHD group, n  = 49)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729230/role-of-hypothalamus-in-aging-and-its-underlying-cellular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Keetae Kim, Han Kyoung Choe
Aging is characterized by a progressive loss of several physiological functions that can cause various age-related disorders. Several factors have been identified as causes of aging to elucidate the decline in functions. Various aspects of physiological deterioration are controlled by the hypothalamus, a critical brain region that connects the neuroendocrine system to physiological functions. In addition, functional alterations in a set of agouti-related peptide/neuropeptide Y (AgRP/NPY) and pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons, a set of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin (SST) neurons, a set of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) neurons, and a set of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and kisspeptin/neurokinin B/dynorphin (KNDy) neurons contribute to age-related physiological decline in energy metabolism, hormone regulation, circadian rhythm, and reproduction, respectively...
May 2, 2018: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728602/publisher-correction-a-selective-peptide-inhibitor-of-frizzled-7-receptors-disrupts-intestinal-stem-cells
#16
Aaron H Nile, Felipe de Sousa E Melo, Susmith Mukund, Robert Piskol, Simon Hansen, Lijuan Zhou, Yingnan Zhang, Yue Fu, Emily B Gogol, László G Kömüves, Zora Modrusan, Stephane Angers, Yvonne Franke, Christopher Koth, Wayne J Fairbrother, Weiru Wang, Frederic J de Sauvage, Rami N Hannoush
The version of this article originally published contained older versions of the Life Sciences Reporting Summary and the Supplementary Text and Figures. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.
May 4, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727683/fasting-activates-fatty-acid-oxidation-to-enhance-intestinal-stem-cell-function-during-homeostasis-and-aging
#17
Maria M Mihaylova, Chia-Wei Cheng, Amanda Q Cao, Surya Tripathi, Miyeko D Mana, Khristian E Bauer-Rowe, Monther Abu-Remaileh, Laura Clavain, Aysegul Erdemir, Caroline A Lewis, Elizaveta Freinkman, Audrey S Dickey, Albert R La Spada, Yanmei Huang, George W Bell, Vikram Deshpande, Peter Carmeliet, Pekka Katajisto, David M Sabatini, Ömer H Yilmaz
Diet has a profound effect on tissue regeneration in diverse organisms, and low caloric states such as intermittent fasting have beneficial effects on organismal health and age-associated loss of tissue function. The role of adult stem and progenitor cells in responding to short-term fasting and whether such responses improve regeneration are not well studied. Here we show that a 24 hr fast augments intestinal stem cell (ISC) function in young and aged mice by inducing a fatty acid oxidation (FAO) program and that pharmacological activation of this program mimics many effects of fasting...
May 3, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727673/intestinal-stem-cells-live-off-the-fat-of-the-land
#18
Derek A G Barisas, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck
In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Mihaylova et al. (2018) show that short-term fasting increases serum levels of long-chain fatty acids, presumably derived from the host. This effect in turn can rescue age-related phenotypes that occur in intestinal epithelial stem cells.
May 3, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726283/lactobacillus-plantarum-is-10506-activates-intestinal-stem-cells-in-a-rodent-model
#19
A F Athiyyah, A Darma, R Ranuh, W Riawan, A Endaryanto, F A Rantam, I S Surono, S M Sudarmo
This study investigated the probiotic effect of Lactobacillus plantarum IS-10506 in activating and regenerating leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor (Lgr)5- and B lymphoma Moloney murine leukaemia virus insertion region (Bmi)1-expressing intestinal stem cells in rodents following Escherichia coli serotype 055:B5 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=64) were randomised into control (KN), LPS (KL), probiotic + LPS (KL-Pr), and sequential probiotic + LPS + probiotic (KPR-7L) groups...
May 4, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720649/subepithelial-telocytes-are-an-important-source-of-wnts-that-supports-intestinal-crypts
#20
Michal Shoshkes-Carmel, Yue J Wang, Kirk J Wangensteen, Beáta Tóth, Ayano Kondo, Efi E Massassa, Shalev Itzkovitz, Klaus H Kaestner
Tissues that undergo rapid cellular turnover, such as the mammalian haematopoietic system or the intestinal epithelium, are dependent on stem and progenitor cells that proliferate to provide differentiated cells to maintain organismal health. Stem and progenitor cells, in turn, are thought to rely on signals and growth factors provided by local niche cells to support their function and self-renewal. Several cell types have been hypothesized to provide the signals required for the proliferation and differentiation of the intestinal stem cells in intestinal crypts1-6 ...
May 2, 2018: Nature
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