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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045016/liquid-crystalline-networks-toward-regenerative-medicine-and-tissue-repair
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Daniele Martella, Paolo Paoli, Josè M Pioner, Leonardo Sacconi, Raffaele Coppini, Lorenzo Santini, Matteo Lulli, Elisabetta Cerbai, Diederik S Wiersma, Corrado Poggesi, Cecilia Ferrantini, Camilla Parmeggiani
The communication reports the use of liquid crystalline networks (LCNs) for engineering tissue cultures with human cells. Their ability as cell scaffolds for different cell lines is demonstrated. Preliminary assessments of the material biocompatibility are performed on human dermal fibroblasts and murine muscle cells (C2C12), demonstrating that coatings or other treatments are not needed to use the acrylate-based materials as support. Moreover, it is found that adherent C2C12 cells undergo differentiation, forming multinucleated myotubes, which show the typical elongated shape, and contain bundles of stress fibers...
October 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044892/mouse-parthenogenetic-embryonic-stem-cells-with-biparental-like-expression-of-imprinted-genes-generate-cortical-like-neurons-that-integrate-into-the-injured-adult-cerebral-cortex
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Annie Varrault, Sigrid Eckardt, Benoît Girard, Anne Le Digarcher, Isabelle Sassetti, Céline Meusnier, Chantal Ripoll, Armen Badalyan, Federica Bertaso, K John McLaughlin, Laurent Journot, Tristan Bouschet
One strategy for stem cell-based therapy of the cerebral cortex involves the generation and transplantation of functional, histocompatible cortical-like neurons from embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Diploid parthenogenetic Pg-ESCs have recently emerged as a promising source of histocompatible ESC derivatives for organ regeneration but their utility for cerebral cortex therapy is unknown. A major concern with Pg-ESCs is genomic imprinting. In contrast with biparental Bp-ESCs derived from fertilized oocytes, Pg-ESCs harbor two maternal genomes but no sperm-derived genome...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040564/n-cadherin-identifies-human-endometrial-epithelial-progenitor-cells-by-in-vitro-stem-cell-assays
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Hong P T Nguyen, L Xiao, James A Deane, Ker-Sin Tan, Fiona L Cousins, Hirotaka Masuda, Carl N Sprung, Anna Rosamilia, Caroline E Gargett
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a specific surface marker that identifies human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with adult stem cell activity using in vitro assays? SUMMARY ANSWER: N-cadherin isolates clonogenic, self-renewing human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with high proliferative potential that differentiate into cytokeratin+ gland-like structures in vitro and identifies their location in some cells of gland profiles predominantly in basalis endometrium adjacent to the myometrium...
September 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039064/developments-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-expansion-and-gene-editing-technologies
#4
Dogacan Yucel, Fatih Kocabas
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are rare cells, which housed in the adult bone marrow. They maintain all types of differentiated blood cells throughout life. Due to limited availability of HSCs for transplantation, treatment of various inherited bone marrow disorders and anemia requires the development of HSC expansion and gene editing technologies. To this end, various studies addressed the use of cytokines and growth factors for HSC expansion. Major hurdle with these studies was found to be spontaneous differentiation of HSCs into different lineages during ex vivo procedure...
October 17, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038942/fitting-structure-to-function-in-gene-regulatory-networks
#5
Ellen V Rothenberg
Cascades of transcriptional regulation are the common source of the forward drive in all developmental systems. Increases in complexity and specificity of gene expression at successive stages are based on the collaboration of varied combinations of transcription factors already expressed in the cells to turn on new genes, and the logical relationships between the transcription factors acting and becoming newly expressed from stage to stage are best visualized as gene regulatory networks. However, gene regulatory networks used in different developmental contexts underlie processes that actually operate through different sets of rules, which affect the kinetics, synchronicity, and logical properties of individual network nodes...
October 16, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038286/allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-aki-after-cardiac-surgery
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Madhav Swaminathan, Mark Stafford-Smith, Glenn M Chertow, David G Warnock, Viken Paragamian, Robert M Brenner, François Lellouche, Alison Fox-Robichaud, Mohamed G Atta, Spencer Melby, Ravindra L Mehta, Ron Wald, Subodh Verma, C David Mazer
AKI after cardiac surgery remains strongly associated with mortality and lacks effective treatment or prevention. Preclinical studies suggest that cell-based interventions may influence functional recovery. We conducted a phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 27 centers across North America to determine the safety and efficacy of allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in reducing the time to recovery from AKI after cardiac surgery. We randomized 156 adult subjects undergoing cardiac surgery with evidence of early AKI to receive intra-aortic MSCs (AC607; n=67) or placebo (n=68)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038050/mechanismws-of-dna-damage-repair-in-adult-stem-cells-and-implications-for-cancer-formation
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REVIEW
Clare E Weeden, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat
Maintenance of genomic integrity in tissue-specific stem cells is critical for tissue homeostasis and the prevention of deleterious diseases such as cancer. Stem cells are subject to DNA damage induced by endogenous replication mishaps or exposure to exogenous agents. The type of DNA lesion and the cell cycle stage will invoke different DNA repair mechanisms depending on the intrinsic DNA repair machinery of a cell. Inappropriate DNA repair in stem cells can lead to cell death, or to the formation and accumulation of genetic alterations that can be transmitted to daughter cells and so is linked to cancer formation...
October 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037931/distinct-populations-of-embryonic-epithelial-progenitors-generate-lgr5-intestinal-stem-cells
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Margarita M Dzama, Lira Nigmatullina, Sergi Sayols, Nastasja Kreim, Natalia Soshnikova
The adult intestinal stem cells (ISCs) are transcriptionally heterogeneous. As the mechanisms governing their developmental specification are still poorly understood, whether this heterogeneity reflects an early determination of distinct cellular sub-types with potentially distinct physiological functions remains an open question. We investigate the cellular heterogeneity within the mouse embryonic midgut epithelium at the molecular and functional levels. Cell fate mapping analysis revealed that multiple early embryonic epithelial progenitors give rise to Lgr5(+) ISCs...
October 13, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037777/multipotency-of-skeletal-muscle-stem-cells-on-their-native-substrate-and-the-expression-of-connexin-43-during-adoption-of-adipogenic-and-osteogenic-fate
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Mohamed I Elashry, Manuela Heimann, Sabine Wenisch, Ketan Patel, Stefan Arnhold
Muscle regeneration is performed by resident muscle stem cells called satellite cells (SC). However they are multipotent, being able to adopt adipogenic and osteogenic fate under the correct stimuli. Since SC behavior can be regulated by the extra-cellular matrix, we examined the robustness of the myogenic programme of SC on their native substrate-the surface of a myofiber. We show that the native substrate supports myogenic differentiation judged by the expression of members of the Myogenic Determination Factor (MRF) family...
October 13, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035685/mechanistic-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-submandibular-salivary-gland-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Zienab Gouda, Mohamed Khalifa, Sally Shalaby, Samia Hussein
To reveal the effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) on the submandibular gland after bilateral ovariectomy, 21 adult Sprague-Dawley female rats were divided equally into three groups: sham-operated group (SHAM), ovariectomized group (OVX) and OVX received repeated intravenous injection of hUCB-MSCs group (OVX + hUCB-MSCs). RT-PCR for AQP3, AQP4, AQP5 and BMP6 gene expression was determined. The cellular localization and expression of anti-human CD105 anti-human CD34, anti-proliferating nuclear antigen (PCNA), anti-single stranded DNA(ssDNA), anti-Caspase 3, anti-aquaporin 1(AQP1) and anti-α smooth muscle actin(α-SMA) were determined immunohistochemically...
October 16, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033593/expression-profiling-of-adhesion-proteins-during-prenatal-and-postnatal-liver-development-in-rats
#11
Mehwish Yousaf, Asima Tayyeb, Gibran Ali
Culturing of primary hepatocytes and stem cell-derived hepatocytes faces a major issue of dedifferentiation due to absence of cell-cell adhesion and 3D structures. One of the possible ways to eliminate the problem of dedifferentiation is mimicking the expression pattern of adhesion proteins during the normal developmental process of liver cells. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression pattern of some key adhesion proteins, namely, E-cadherin, N-cadherin, epithelial CAM (EpCAM), intracellular CAM (ICAM), collagen 1α1, α-actinin, β-catenin and vimentin, in the liver tissue during prenatal and postnatal stages...
2017: Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033304/epigenetic-activation-of-pro-angiogenic-signaling-pathways-in-human-endothelial-progenitors-increases-vasculogenesis
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Sylvain Fraineau, Carmen G Palii, Brian McNeill, Morten Ritso, William C Shelley, Nutan Prasain, Alphonse Chu, Elodie Vion, Kristy Rieck, Sharmin Nilufar, Theodore J Perkins, Michael A Rudnicki, David S Allan, Mervin C Yoder, Erik J Suuronen, Marjorie Brand
Human endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) represent a promising source of adult stem cells for vascular repair, yet their regenerative capacity is limited. Here, we set out to understand the molecular mechanism restricting the repair function of ECFCs. We found that key pro-angiogenic pathways are repressed in ECFCs due to the presence of bivalent (H3K27me3/H3K4me3) epigenetic marks, which decreases the cells' regenerative potential. Importantly, ex vivo treatment with a combination of epigenetic drugs that resolves bivalent marks toward the transcriptionally active H3K4me3 state leads to the simultaneous activation of multiple pro-angiogenic signaling pathways (VEGFR, CXCR4, WNT, NOTCH, SHH)...
October 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033303/schwann-cells-in-the-ventral-dermis-do-not-derive-from-myf5-expressing-precursors
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Haizea Iribar, Virginia Pérez-López, Usue Etxaniz, Araika Gutiérrez-Rivera, Ander Izeta
The embryonic origin of lineage precursors of the trunk dermis is somewhat controversial. Precursor cells traced by Myf5 and Twist2 (Dermo1) promoter activation (i.e., cells of presumed dermomyotomal lineage) have been reported to generate Schwann cells. On the other hand, abundant data demonstrate that dermal Schwann cells derive from the neural crest. This is relevant because dermal precursors give rise to neural lineages, and multilineage differentiation potential qualifies them as adult stem cells. However, it is currently unclear whether neural lineages arise from dedifferentiated Schwann cells instead of mesodermally derived dermal precursor cells...
October 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032271/a-comparative-assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-through-an-outpatient-and-inpatient-model
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Massimo Martino, Sabino Ciavarella, Simona De Summa, Letteria Russo, Nicola Meliambro, Lucrezia Imbalzano, Giuseppe Alberto Gallo, Tiziana Moscato, Giuseppe Messina, Anna Ferreri, Maria Cuzzola, Giuseppe Irrera, Virginia Naso, Michele Cimminiello, Giuseppe Console, Giacomo Loseto, Stefania Tommasi, Attilio Guarini
Outpatient autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has been shown to be feasible in terms of physical morbidity and mortality outcomes, but few data exist on the quality of life (QoL) impact of delivering such approach in this manner. The purpose of this prospective, observational, longitudinal, cohort study was to compare effects of inpatient (n = 76) and outpatient (n = 64) modes of care on QoL in multiple myeloma patients who underwent ASCT. Patients were treated according to their preference for inpatient or outpatient model...
October 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031516/growth-of-adult-spinal-cord-in-knifefish-development-and-parametrization-of-a-distributed-model
#15
Iulian Ilieş, Rifat Sipahi, Günther K H Zupanc
The study of indeterminate-growing organisms such as teleost fish presents a unique opportunity for improving our understanding of central nervous tissue growth during adulthood. Integrating the existing experimental data associated with this process into a theoretical framework through mathematical or computational modeling provides further research avenues through sensitivity analysis and optimization. While this type of approach has been used extensively in investigations of tumor growth, wound healing, and bone regeneration, the development of nervous tissue has been rarely studied within a modeling framework...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031343/musculoskeletal-injuries-and-regenerative-medicine-in-the-elderly-patient
#16
REVIEW
John C Cianca, Prathap Jayaram
Regenerative medicine has gained increasing popularity in its clinical applications, particularly in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Regenerative medicine, a broad term, can be thought of as a particular medical strategy that strives to rebuild and restore diseased tissue to normal physiologic tissue baseline. Simply put, regenerative strategies augment the body's innate physiology to heal pathologic processes. This article focuses on specific regenerative strategies and the uses of them for common pathologies in the aging adult, including platelet-rich plasma, mesenchymal stem cells, viscosupplementation, and prolotherapy...
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030827/genome-wide-identification-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-in-quiescent-adult-neural-stem-cells
#17
Shradha Mukherjee, Jenny Hsieh
Transcription factors bind to specific DNA sequences and control the transcription rate of nearby genes in the genome. This activation or repression of gene expression is further potentiated by epigenetic modifications of histones with active and silent marks, respectively. Resident adult stem cells in the hematopoietic system, skin, and brain exist in a non-proliferative quiescent resting state. When quiescent stem cells become activated and transition to dividing progenitors and distinct cell types, they can replenish and repair tissue...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030824/distinguishing-states-of-arrest-genome-wide-descriptions-of-cellular-quiescence-using-chip-seq-and-rna-seq-analysis
#18
Surabhi Srivastava, Hardik P Gala, Rakesh K Mishra, Jyotsna Dhawan
Regenerative potential in adult stem cells is closely associated with the establishment of-and exit from-a temporary state of quiescence. Emerging evidence not only provides a rationale for the link between lineage determination programs and cell cycle regulation but also highlights the understanding of quiescence as an actively maintained cellular program, encompassing networks and mechanisms beyond mitotic inactivity or metabolic restriction. Interrogating the quiescent genome and transcriptome using deep-sequencing technologies offers an unprecedented view of the global mechanisms governing this reversibly arrested cellular state and its importance for cell identity...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030819/single-edl-myofiber-isolation-for-analyses-of-quiescent-and-activated-muscle-stem-cells
#19
Caroline E Brun, Yu Xin Wang, Michael A Rudnicki
Adult satellite cells are quiescent, but are poised for activation in response to exercise, injury, or disease allowing adult muscle growth or repair. Once activated, satellite cells proliferate extensively to produce enough myogenic progenitors in order to regenerate the muscles. In order to self-renew, a subset of activated satellite cells can resist the myogenic differentiation and return to quiescence to replenish the satellite cell pool. These cellular processes that normally occur during skeletal muscle regeneration can be recapitulated ex vivo using isolated and cultured myofibers...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030813/isolation-of-neural-stem-and-progenitor-cells-from-the-adult-brain-and-live-imaging-of-their-cell-cycle-with-the-fucci-system
#20
Alexandra Chicheportiche, Martial Ruat, François D Boussin, Mathieu Daynac
Neural stem cells (NSCs) enter quiescence in early embryonic stages to create a reservoir of dormant NSCs able to enter proliferation and produce neuronal precursors in the adult mammalian brain. Various approaches of fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS) have emerged to allow the distinction between quiescent NSCs (qNSCs), their activated counterpart (aNSCs), and the resulting progeny. In this article, we review two FACS techniques that can be used alternatively. We also show that their association with transgenic Fluorescence Ubiquitination Cell Cycle Indicator (FUCCI) mice allows an unprecedented overlook on the cell cycle dynamics of adult NSCs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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