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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353058/chd7-is-critical-for-early-t-cell-development-and-thymus-organogenesis-in-zebrafish
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Zhi-Zhi Liu, Zi-Long Wang, Tae-Ik Choi, Wen-Ting Huang, Han-Tsing Wang, Ying-Ying Han, Lou-Yin Zhu, Hyun-Taek Kim, Jung-Hwa Choi, Jin-Soo Lee, Hyung-Goo Kim, Jian Zhao, Yue Chen, Zhuo Lu, Xiao-Li Tian, Bing-Xing Pan, Bao-Ming Li, Cheol-Hee Kim, Hong Xu
CHARGE syndrome is a congenital disorder affecting multiple organs and mainly caused by mutations in CHD7, a gene encoding a chromatin-remodeling protein. Immunodeficiency and reduced T-cells have been noted in CHARGE syndrome. However, the mechanisms underlying T-lymphopenia are largely unexplored. Here, we observed dramatic decrease of T cells in both chd7-knockdown and -knockout zebrafish embryos. Unexpectedly, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells and, particularly, lymphoid progenitor cells were increased peripherally in nonthymic areas in chd7-deficient embryos, unlikely to contribute to the T cell decrease...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353044/bmp4-signaling-in-npcs-upregulates-bcl-xl-to-promote-their-survival-in-the-presence-of-fgf-2
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Hanako Yamamoto, Masashi Kurachi, Masae Naruse, Koji Shibasaki, Yasuki Ishizaki
We previously reported that BMP4 does not promote proliferation or differentiation of CD44-positive astrocyte precursor cells (APCs) but greatly promotes their survival in the presence of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2). In this study, we examined if BMP4 acts as a survival factor also for neural stem/progenitor cells (NPCs) isolated from ganglionic eminence of neonatal mouse brain. We found BMP4 promotes survival but not proliferation or differentiation of these cells, just as in the case for CD44-positive APCs...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352391/functional-recovery-by-application-of-human-dedifferentiated-fat-cells-on-cerebral-infarction-mice-model
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Tomoki Kakudo, Naotaka Kishimoto, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Yoshihiro Momota
Elderly people whose daily activities have declined due to a cerebrovascular disorder may suffer from dysphagia and may find oral hygiene difficult. Therefore, it is important to establish an effective therapy for the underlying cerebrovascular disorder. Dedifferentiated fat cells (DFAT) were obtained from mature adipocytes isolated from human buccal adipose pads in a ceiling culture. DFAT expressed the neural markers Nestin and SOX2. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that the cells had properties similar to mesenchymal stem cells...
January 19, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352015/sox2-is-required-for-olfactory-pit-formation-and-olfactory-neurogenesis-through-bmp-restriction-and-hes5-upregulation
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Tamilarasan K Panaliappan, Walter Wittmann, Vijay K Jidigam, Sara Mercurio, Jessica A Bertolini, Soufien Sghari, Raj Bose, Cedric Patthey, Silvia K Nicolis, Lena Gunhaga
The transcription factor Sox2 is necessary to maintain pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, and to regulate neural development. Neurogenesis in the vertebrate olfactory epithelium persists from embryonic stages through adulthood. The role Sox2 plays for the development of the olfactory epithelium and neurogenesis within has, however, not been determined. Here, by analysing Sox2 conditional knockout mouse embryos and chick embryos deprived of Sox2 in the olfactory epithelium using CRISPR-Cas9, we show that Sox2 activity is crucial for the induction of the neural progenitor gene Hes5 and for subsequent differentiation of the neuronal lineage...
January 19, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351662/the-versatile-tanycyte-a-hypothalamic-integrator-of-reproduction-and-energy-metabolism
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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/29351627/repair-kinetics-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-incidence-of-apoptosis-in-mouse-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-and-their-differentiated-neurons-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
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Hiroki Kashiwagi, Kazunori Shiraishi, Kenta Sakaguchi, Tomoya Nakahama, Seiji Kodama
Neuronal loss leads to neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. Because of their long lifespans, neurons are assumed to possess highly efficient DNA repair ability and to be able to protect themselves from deleterious DNA damage such as DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) produced by intrinsic and extrinsic sources. However, it remains largely unknown whether the DSB repair ability of neurons is more efficient compared with that of other cells. Here, we investigated the repair kinetics of X-ray-induced DSBs in mouse neural cells by scoring the number of phosphorylated 53BP1 foci post irradiation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350722/chemical-decontamination-of-ips-cell-derived-neural-cell-mixtures
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Di Mao, Xie Khim Watson Chung, Tomoko Andoh-Noda, Ying Qin, Shin-Ichi Sato, Yasushi Takemoto, Wado Akamatsu, Hideyuki Okano, Motonari Uesugi
This report describes the design and evaluation of phosphorylated 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN38-P), which selectively eliminates tumor-forming proliferative stem cells, including human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and neural stem cells, from iPSC-derived neural cell mixtures. Results of the present study demonstrate that simple phosphorylation of an anticancer drug can provide a safe, cost-effective, and chemically-defined tool for decontaminating hiPSC-derived neuron.
January 19, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350613/fgf-mediated-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-signals-make-distinct-contributions-to-pluripotency-and-the-establishment-of-neural-crest
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Lauren Geary, Carole LaBonne
Early vertebrate embryos possess cells with the potential to generate all embryonic cell types. While this pluripotency is progressively lost as cells become lineage restricted, Neural Crest cells retain broad developmental potential. Here, we provide novel insights into signals essential for both pluripotency and neural crest formation in Xenopus. We show that FGF signaling controls a subset of genes expressed by pluripotent blastula cells, and find a striking switch in the signaling cascades activated by FGF signaling as cells lose pluripotency and commence lineage restriction...
January 19, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348677/the-proliferation-capacity-of-cultured-neural-stem-cells-promoted-by-csf-collected-from-sah-patients-correlates-to-clinical-outcome
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Yun-An Chen, Kuo-Chuan Wang, Der-Zen Liu, Tai-Horng Young, Li-Kai Tsai
Neurogenesis from endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) might contribute to functional recovery after stroke based on animal studies; however, the relationship between neurogenesis and post-stroke outcome has rarely been demonstrated in humans. We prospectively collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 36 patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The CSF was added to the culture medium of the rat NSCs to test the effects on proliferation (proliferation index [PI], percentage of Ki-67 immunoreactive cells). We correlated the PI with functional outcome based on the modified Rankin Scale at 3 months post-SAH...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347911/micrornas-associated-with-early-neural-crest-development-in-xenopus-laevis
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Nicole J Ward, Darrell Green, Janet Higgins, Tamas Dalmay, Andrea Münsterberg, Simon Moxon, Grant N Wheeler
BACKGROUND: The neural crest (NC) is a class of transitory stem cell-like cells unique to vertebrate embryos. NC cells arise within the dorsal neural tube where they undergo an epithelial to mesenchymal transition in order to migrate and differentiate throughout the developing embryo. The derivative cell types give rise to multiple tissues, including the craniofacial skeleton, peripheral nervous system and skin pigment cells. Several well-studied gene regulatory networks underpin NC development, which when disrupted can lead to various neurocristopathies such as craniofrontonasal dysplasia, DiGeorge syndrome and some forms of cancer...
January 18, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345353/hipop-mesenchymal-population-has-high-potential-for-repairing-injured-peripheral-nerves
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Yukako Yamauchi, Shousaku Itoh, Haruna Naruse, Yuki Itoh, Makoto Abe, Takumi Kagioka, Mikako Hayashi
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are reportedly a heterogeneous population of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Recently, we developed a simple strategy for the enrichment of MSCs with the capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and adipocytes. On transplantation, the progenitor-enriched fractions can regenerate the bone with multiple lineages of donor origin and are thus called "highly purified osteoprogenitors" (HipOPs). Although our previous studies have demonstrated that HipOPs are enriched with MSCs and exhibit a higher potential to differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes, and chondrocytes than BMSCs, their potential to differentiate into neural cells has not been clarified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345101/a-pdgf-ccreert2-knock-in-mouse-model-for-tracing-pdgf-c-cell-lineages-during-development
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Xiaoli Wu, Wenjun Liu, Hao Ding
PDGF-C, a member of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) family, plays important roles in the development of craniofacial structures, the neural system, the vascular system and tumors. PDGF-C could also be required for the regulation of certain types of stem or progenitor cells as suggested by its expression in the regions where these cells are located. To further characterize the role of PDGF-C in development, we generated a Pdgf-cCreERT2 mouse strain, in which a tamoxifen-inducible Cre (CreERT2) cDNA was specifically targeted into the Pdgf-c genomic locus and controlled by the endogenous Pdgf-c regulatory elements...
January 18, 2018: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344868/laser-capture-microdissection-for-the-analysis-of-rat-and-human-spinal-cord-ependyma-by-qpcr
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Daniel Garcia-Ovejero, Beatriz Paniagua-Torija, Angel Arevalo-Martin, Beatriz Navarro-Galve, Eduardo Molina-Holgado
In the last few decades many efforts have been dedicated to decipher the nature and regenerative potential of neurogenic niches and endogenous stem cells after damage of the central nervous system. In the spinal cord, it has been largely focused on the ependymal region, which hosts neural precursors/stem cells (NSC) in rodents but differs between species and ages. In the current chapter, we detail our protocol to study the gene expression profile of this region using fresh frozen blocks of rat and human post-mortem spinal cords...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344417/the-effect-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-on-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Wei Qin, Shiya Chen, Shasha Yang, Qian Xu, Chuanshan Xu, Jing Cai
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are special types of cells with the potential for self-renewal and multi-directional differentiation. NSCs are regulated by multiple pathways and pathway related transcription factors during the process of proliferation and differentiation. Numerous studies have shown that the compound medicinal preparations, single herbs, and herb extracts in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have specific roles in regulating the proliferation and differentiation of NSCs. In this study, we investigate the markers of NSCs in various stages of differentiation, the related pathways regulating the proliferation and differentiation, and the corresponding transcription factors in the pathways...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343174/small-molecules-for-neural-stem-cell-induction
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Donghui Liu, Nimshitha Pavathuparambil Abdul Manaph, Mohammed Al-Hawwas, Xin-Fu Zhou, Hong Liao
Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from other somatic cells has provided great hopes for transplantation therapies. However, these cells still cannot be used for clinical application due to the low reprogramming and differentiation efficiency beside the risk of mutagenesis and tumor formation. Compared to iPSCs, induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) are easier to terminally differentiate into neural cells and safer, thus, iNSCs hold more opportunities than iPSCs to treat neural diseases. On the other hand, recent studies have showed that small molecules (SMs) can dramatically improve the efficiency of reprogramming and SMs alone can even convert one kind of somatic cells into another, which is much safer and more effective than transcription factor-based methods...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342244/gli2-rescues-delays-in-brain-development-induced-by-kif3a-dysfunction
#16
Jia-Long Chen, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Jin-Wu Tsai
The primary cilium in neural stem cells plays distinct roles in different stages during cortical development. Ciliary dysfunctions in human (i.e., ciliopathy) cause developmental defects in multiple organs, including brain developmental delays, which lead to intellectual disabilities and cognitive deficits. However, effective treatment to this devastating developmental disorder is still lacking. Here, we first investigated the effects of ciliopathy on neural stem cells by knocking down Kif3a, a kinesin II motor required for ciliogenesis, in the neurogenic stage of cortical development by in utero electroporation of mouse embryos...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341434/recombinant-collagen-scaffolds-as-substrates-for-human-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Richard A Que, Janahan Arulmoli, Nancy A Da Silva, Lisa A Flanagan, Szu-Wen Wang
Adhesion to the microenvironment profoundly affects stem cell functions, including proliferation and differentiation, and understanding the interaction of stem cells with the microenvironment is important for controlling their behavior. In this study, we investigated the effects of the integrin binding epitopes GFOGER and IKVAV (natively present in collagen I and laminin, respectively) on human neural stem/progenitor cells (hNSPCs). To test the specificity of these epitopes, GFOGER or IKVAV were placed within the context of recombinant triple-helical collagen III engineered to be devoid of native integrin binding sites...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339826/using-intracellular-markers-to-identify-a-novel-set-of-surface-markers-for-live-cell-purification-from-a-heterogeneous-hipsc-culture
#18
Elizabeth J Paik, Alison L O'Neil, Shi-Yan Ng, Chicheng Sun, Lee L Rubin
Human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can provide sources for midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neural progenitors (NPCs) for cell therapy to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, the well-known line-to-cell line variability in the differentiation capacity of individual cell lines needs to be improved for the success of this therapy. To address this issue, we sought to identify mDA NPC specific cell surface markers for fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Through RNA isolation after sorting for NPCs based on staining for cell-specific transcription factors followed by microarray, we identified two positive cell surface markers (CORIN and CD166) and one negative cell surface marker (CXCR4) for mDA NPC sorting...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339781/draxin-regulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-postnatal-dentate-gyrus-by-inhibiting-dcc-induced-apoptosis
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Hiroshi Tawarayama, Hirohisa Yamada, Ruhul Amin, Yuiko Morita-Fujimura, Helen M Cooper, Yohei Shinmyo, Masakado Kawata, Shuntaro Ikawa, Hideaki Tanaka
Hippocampal neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG) is controlled by diffusible molecules that modulate neurogenic processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying hippocampal neurogenesis, we investigated the function of draxin, originally identified as a neural chemorepellent, in the regulation of neuronal survival in the DG. Draxin was expressed in Tbr2 (+) late progenitors and NeuroD1 (+) neuroblasts in the dentate granule cell lineage, whereas expression of its receptor DCC (deleted in colorectal cancer) was mainly detectable in neuroblasts...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339535/functional-changes-of-ampa-responses-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-progenitors-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Venkat Swaroop Achuta, Tommi Möykkynen, Ulla-Kaisa Peteri, Giorgio Turconi, Claudio Rivera, Kari Keinänen, Maija L Castrén
Altered neuronal network formation and function involving dysregulated excitatory and inhibitory circuits are associated with fragile X syndrome (FXS). We examined functional maturation of the excitatory transmission system in FXS by investigating the response of FXS patient-derived neural progenitor cells to the glutamate analog (AMPA). Neural progenitors derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines generated from boys with FXS had augmented intracellular Ca2+ responses to AMPA and kainate that were mediated by Ca2+-permeable AMPA receptors (CP-AMPARs) lacking the GluA2 subunit...
January 16, 2018: Science Signaling
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