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stem cell arthritis

Luminita Labusca, Florin Zugun-Eloae
Intra-articular adipose tissue deposits known as articular fat pads (AFPs) are described to exist within synovial joints. Their assumed role in normal joint biomechanics is increasingly objectivized by means of advanced methods of functional imaging. AFPs possess structural similarity with body subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT), however, seems to be regulated by independent metabolic loops. AFP dimension are conserved during extreme WAT states: obesity, metabolic syndrome, lipodystrophy, and cachexia...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Sara Žigon-Branc, Ariana Barlič, Miomir Knežević, Matjaž Jeras, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Inflammation plays a major role in progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease treated with antagonists of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin 1ß (IL-1ß). New in vitro testing systems are needed to evaluate efficacies of new anti-inflammatory biological drugs, ideally in a patient-specific manner. To address this need, we studied microspheroids containing 10,000 human osteoarthritic primary chondrocytes (OACs) or chondrogenically differentiated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), obtained from three donors...
March 14, 2018: Biotechnology Progress
Yuji Kohno, Mitsuru Mizuno, Nobutake Ozeki, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Hideyuki Koga, Mikio Matsumoto, Haruka Kaneko, Yuji Takazawa, Ichiro Sekiya
BACKGROUND: Mobilization of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the synovium was revealed using a "suspended synovium culture model" of osteoarthritis (OA). The pathology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from that of OA. We investigated whether mobilization of MSCs from the synovium also occurred in RA, and we compared the properties of synovial MSCs collected from suspended synovium culture models of RA and OA. METHODS: Human synovium was harvested during total knee arthroplasty from the knee joints of patients with RA (n = 8) and OA (n = 6)...
March 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Stella Cosenza, Karine Toupet, Marie Maumus, Patricia Luz-Crawford, Olivier Blanc-Brude, Christian Jorgensen, Danièle Noël
Objectives: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that display a therapeutic effect in inflammatory disease models. Although MSCs can prevent arthritis, the role of MSCs-derived EVs has never been reported in rheumatoid arthritis. This prompted us to compare the function of exosomes (Exos) and microparticles (MPs) isolated from MSCs and investigate their immunomodulatory function in arthritis. Methods: MSCs-derived Exos and MPs were isolated by differential ultracentrifugation. Immunosuppressive effects of MPs or Exos were investigated on T and B lymphocytes in vitro and in the Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity (DTH) and Collagen-Induced Arthritis (CIA) models...
2018: Theranostics
Chen Zhao, Wei Jiang, Nian Zhou, Junyi Liao, Mingming Yang, Ning Hu, Xi Liang, Wei Xu, Hong Chen, Wei Liu, Lewis L Shi, Leonardo Oliveira, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, Sherwin Ho, Aravind Athiviraham, H M Tsai, Tong-Chuan He, Wei Huang
Cartilage injuries caused by arthritis or trauma pose formidable challenges for effective clinical management due to the limited intrinsic proliferative capability of chondrocytes. Autologous stem cell-based therapies and transgene-enhanced cartilage tissue engineering may open new avenues for the treatment of cartilage injuries. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) induces effective chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and can thus be explored as a potential therapeutic agent for cartilage defect repair...
December 2017: Genes & Diseases
Kijun Lee, Narae Park, Hyerin Jung, Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Jennifer Lee, Sung-Hwan Park, Ji Hyeon Ju
Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been observed to inhibit arthritis in experimental animal models such as collagen-induced arthritis. However, the exact anti-inflammatory mechanisms remain poorly understood. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine produced by immune and stromal cells. We postulated that MSCs could produce IL-1Ra and attenuate experimental arthritis. In this study, 5x106 MSCs were injected into the peritoneal cavity of IL-1Ra knockout (IL-1RaKO) mice...
2018: PloS One
Hongrui Liu, Dongfang Li, Yi Zhang, Minqi Li
Achieving satisfactory reconstruction of bone remains an important goal in orthopedic and dental conditions such as bone trauma, osteoporosis, arthritis, osteonecrosis, and periodontitis. Appropriate temporal and spatial differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is essential for postnatal bone regeneration. Additionally, an acute inflammatory response is crucial at the onset of bone repair, while an adaptive immune response has important implications during late bone remodeling. Various reports have indicated bidirectional interactions between MSCs and inflammatory cells or molecules...
February 12, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Chijian Zuo, Xiaoying Zhao, Yu Shi, Wen Wu, Ning Zhang, Jiake Xu, Chuandong Wang, Guoli Hu, Xiaoling Zhang
Although the mechanisms of Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) on facilitating osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption is well known, the mechanisms behind the suppression of the osteoblast differentiation from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are still poorly understood. In this study, we observed a negative correlation between TNF-α levels and the expression of special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2), a critical osteoblastogenesis transcription factor, in ovariectomy (OVX)-induced bone loss and IL-1-induced arthritis animal model...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Miguel Tofiño-Vian, Maria Isabel Guillén, Maria José Alcaraz
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are attracting increasing interest since they might represent a more convenient therapeutic tool with respect to their cells of origin. In the last years much time and effort have been expended to determine the biological properties of EVs from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and other sources. The immunoregulatory, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties of MSC EVs have been demonstrated in in vitro studies and animal models of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. This cell-free approach has been proposed as a possible better alternative to MSC therapy in autoimmune conditions and tissue regeneration...
February 7, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
JungIn Um, Ji-Hyung Lee, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams
Degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and arthritis cause great suffering and are major socioeconomic burdens. An attractive treatment approach is stem cell transplantation to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissues. However, this can be problematic. For example, donor cells may not functionally integrate into the host tissue. An alternative methodology is to deliver bioactive agents, such as small molecules, directly into the diseased tissue to enhance the regenerative potential of endogenous stem cells...
February 8, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
Vida Nazemian, Homa Manaheji, Ali Mohammad Sharifi, Jalal Zaringhalam
Neuroinflammation plays a crucial role in expression of symptoms of numerous autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases such as pain during rheumatoid arthritis. Overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of intracellular signaling pathways have been strongly implicated in the generation of pathological pain states, particularly at central nervous system sites and induction of spinal neuroinflammatory symptoms. The wide ranges of research to define new therapeutic approaches, including neuroimmune-modulators like stem cells are in progress...
January 31, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Yue Sun, Wei Deng, Genhong Yao, Weiwei Chen, Xiaojun Tang, Xuebing Feng, Liwei Lu, Lingyun Sun
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) have been shown to possess immunomodulatory activities, while its role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains unknown. Citrullinated fibrinogen (cfb) has been considered as a specific autoantigen in RA pathogenesis. Our study aims to determine the role of cfb on immunomodulatory function of BMSC. We demonstrated the specific role of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-NFκB pathway in the pro-inflammatory response of BMSC to cfb with increased production of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and chemokine CC motif ligand 2 (CCL2)...
January 23, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Guo-Xin Hou, Pan-Pan Liu, Shengyi Zhang, Mengqi Yang, Jianwei Liao, Jing Yang, Yumin Hu, Wen-Qi Jiang, Shijun Wen, Peng Huang
Cancer side-population (SP) represents a sub-population of stem-like cancer cells that have an important role in drug resistance due to their high expression of the ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCG2 involved in drug export. Auranofin (AF), a clinical drug of gold complex that is used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, has been reported inducing tumor antiproliferation. However, whether AF can impact SP cells remains unclear. Our study showed that AF caused a depletion of SP cells and a downregulation of stem cell markers, and impaired their ability to form tumor colonies in vitro and incidence to develop tumors in vivo of lung cancer cells...
January 24, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Sahar Sobhy Abd Elhalem, Nawal Zakaria Haggag, Nashwa Ahmed El-Shinnawy
Interleukin-9 (IL-9) has been shown to be upregulated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The exact role of IL-9 has not yet been effectively studied. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown a promising immunomodulatory role towards repairing cartilage and restoring joint function. One of the key problems influencing the therapeutic efficacy of stem cell therapy is the poor cell survival following transplantation. This is attributed to oxidative and inflammatory stresses at the injured sites. Hesperidin (Hsd), a flavanone present in citrus fruits, has been studied as potential therapeutic agents that have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities...
January 23, 2018: Autoimmunity
Valerie Li-Thiao-Te, Florence Uettwiller, Pierre Quartier, Florence Lacaille, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) present a defective activation of the alternate complement pathway that increases the risk of infection and is thought to predispose to autoimmune disease (AID). However, coexisting AID and SCD is rarely reported, suggesting possible underdiagnosis due to an overlapping of the symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Among 603 patients with SCD followed between 1999 and June 2016, we retrospectively searched for patients with coexisting SCD and AID...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Zhuan Feng, Yue Zhai, Zhaohui Zheng, Lijie Yang, Xing Luo, Xiwen Dong, Qing Han, Jin Jin, Zhi-Nan Chen, Ping Zhu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potent cells that are self-renewable and possess the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Several studies demonstrated that MSCs could regulate a Th17/Treg balance and could be a potential therapeutic target for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A20 is highly expressed in many cell types after the stimulation of TNF-α, where it may inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion. However, the expression of A20 in BM-MSCs in RA is not fully understood. In our study, we found that A20 was decreased in RA patients' bone marrow MSCs (BM-MSCs), and with more IL-6 secretion, the balance of Th17/Treg was broken...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Margaret Coutts, Rowena Soriano, Rajendran Naidoo, Habib Torfi
Clinical and laboratory results document psoriatic arthritis in a 56-year old patient. The symptoms did not resolve with standard treatments (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids and methotrexate). TNF-alpha inhibitors (certolizumab pegol and adalimumab) were added to the treatment regime, with some adverse effects. A trial of human umbilical cord stem cell therapy was then initiated. The stem cells were enriched and concentrated from whole cord blood, by removal of erythrocytes and centrifugation...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
Toru Ichiseki, Miyako Shimazaki, Yoshimichi Ueda, Shusuke Ueda, Masanobu Tsuchiya, Daisuke Souma, Ayumi Kaneuji, Norio Kawahara
Persistent inflammation is well known to promote the progression of arthropathy. mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and tissue differentiation potency. Although the experience so far with the intraarticular administration of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) to induce cartilage regeneration has been disappointing, MSC implantation is now being attempted using various surgical techniques. Meanwhile, prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) progression and pain control remain important components of the treatment of early-stage OA...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Chiara Borsotti, Nichole M Danzl, Grace Nauman, Markus A Hölzl, Clare French, Estefania Chavez, Mohsen Khosravi-Maharlooei, Salome Glauzy, Fabien R Delmotte, Eric Meffre, David G Savage, Sean R Campbell, Robin Goland, Ellen Greenberg, Jing Bi, Prakash Satwani, Suxiao Yang, Joan Bathon, Robert Winchester, Megan Sykes
B cells play a major role in antigen presentation and antibody production in the development of autoimmune diseases, and some of these diseases disproportionally occur in females. Moreover, immune responses tend to be stronger in female vs male humans and mice. Because it is challenging to distinguish intrinsic from extrinsic influences on human immune responses, we used a personalized immune (PI) humanized mouse model, in which immune systems were generated de novo from adult human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in immunodeficient mice...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Waldemar Placek, Adam Osowski, Piotr Engelgardt, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Considerable progress has been made recently in understanding the complex pathogenesis and treatment of spondyloarthropathies (SpA). Currently, along with traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), TNF-α, IL-12/23 and IL-17 are available for treatment of such diseases as ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Although they adequately control inflammatory symptoms, they do not affect the abnormal bone formation processes associated with SpA. However, the traditional therapeutic approach does not cover the regenerative treatment of damaged tissues...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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