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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098763/new-abietane-and-kaurane-type-diterpenoids-from-the-stems-of-tripterygium-regelii
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Dongsheng Fan, Shuangyan Zhou, Zhiyuan Zheng, Guo-Yuan Zhu, Xiaojun Yao, Ming-Rong Yang, Zhi-Hong Jiang, Li-Ping Bai
Eleven new abietane type (1‒11), and one new kaurane (12), diterpenes, together with eleven known compounds (13-23), were isolated and identified from the stems of Tripterygium regelii, which has been used as a traditional folk Chinese medicine for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in China. The structures of new compounds were characterized by means of the interpretation of high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HRESIMS), extensive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic data and comparisons of their experimental CD spectra with calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094754/comparable-therapeutic-potential-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-to-tnf-inhibitor-or-anti-cd20-treatment
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Yue Sun, Wei Kong, Saisai Huang, Bingyu Shi, Hanyu Zhang, Weiwei Chen, Huayong Zhang, Cheng Zhao, Xiaojun Tang, Genhong Yao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
OBJECTIVES: The effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation on established collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were evaluated and compared to biologic therapies. METHODS: CIA was induced with the immunisation of type II collagen (CII) in DBA/1 mice. Human umbilical cord MSC, anti-TNF antibody, rhTNFR:Fc fusion protein and anti-CD20 antibody were respectively injected intraperitoneally into CIA mice. Arthritis severity was assessed by clinical and histological scoring...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039611/alternative-new-mesenchymal-stem-cell-source-exerts-tumor-tropism-through-alcam-and-n-cadherin-via-regulation-of-microrna-192-and-218
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Ran Kim, Sang In Park, Chang Youn Lee, Jihyun Lee, Pilseog Kim, Sekyung Oh, Hojin Lee, Min Young Lee, Jongmin Kim, Yong-An Chung, Ki-Chul Hwang, Lee-So Maeng, Woochul Chang
Gliomas are the most common type of malignant primary brain tumors. Some treatments of gliomas exist, but they are rarely curative. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are emerging as potential modes of targeted cancer therapy owing to their capacity for homing toward tumor sites. It has been proposed that MSCs derived from various sources, such as bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord blood, can be used as cell-based therapy for brain tumors. Here, MSCs obtained from the synovial fluid of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis patients were investigated as therapeutic candidates...
December 30, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033292/bortezomib-followed-by-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Junru Liu, Juan Li, Meilan Chen, Lifen Kuang
RATIONALE AND PATIENTS CONCERNS: Despite the introduction of varied disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biological agents, a substantial proportion of patients remain untreatable. We report a 56-year-old Chinese female patient with a case of refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) complicated with multiple myeloma (MM) who was treated successfully with Bortezomib followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTIONS: We report a 56-year-old Chinese female patient who was diagnosed as RA complicating with MM...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018432/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-viability-and-differentiating-features-for-orthopaedic-reparative-applications-banking-of-adipose-tissue
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Ilaria Roato, Daniela Alotto, Dimas Carolina Belisario, Stefania Casarin, Mara Fumagalli, Irene Cambieri, Raimondo Piana, Maurizio Stella, Riccardo Ferracini, Carlotta Castagnoli
Osteoarthritis is characterized by loss of articular cartilage also due to reduced chondrogenic activity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from patients. Adipose tissue is an attractive source of MSCs (ATD-MSCs), representing an effective tool for reparative medicine, particularly for treatment of osteoarthritis, due to their chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation capability. The treatment of symptomatic knee arthritis with ATD-MSCs proved effective with a single infusion, but multiple infusions could be also more efficacious...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007558/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-suppresses-the-osteogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-mice-through-the-inhibition-of-%C3%AE-catenin
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Yulong Tong, Menglin Niu, Yuxuan Du, Wentong Mei, Wei Cao, Yunpeng Dou, Haitao Yu, Xiaonan Du, Huihui Yuan, Wenming Zhao
The contributions of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr) to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly bone loss, have not been clearly explored. The imbalance between osteoblasts and osteoclasts is a major reason for bone loss. The dysfunction of osteoblasts, which are derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), induced bone erosion occurs earlier and is characterized as more insidious. Here, we showed that the nuclear expression and translocation of Ahr were both significantly increased in MSCs from collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice...
December 20, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005072/human-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cells-direct-macrophage-polarization-and-block-inflammasome-activation-to-alleviate-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tae-Hoon Shin, Hyung-Sik Kim, Tae-Wook Kang, Byung-Chul Lee, Hwa-Yong Lee, Yoon-Jin Kim, Ji-Hee Shin, Yoojin Seo, Soon Won Choi, Seunghee Lee, Kichul Shin, Kwang-Won Seo, Kyung-Sun Kang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-lasting intractable autoimmune disorder, which has become a substantial public health problem. Despite widespread use of biologic drugs, there have been uncertainties in efficacy and long-term safety. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been suggested as a promising alternative for the treatment of RA because of their immunomodulatory properties. However, the precise mechanisms of MSCs on RA-related immune cells are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs (hUCB-MSCs) as a new therapeutic strategy for patients with RA and to explore the mechanisms underlying hUCB-MSC-mediated immunomodulation...
December 22, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987498/-role-of-galectin-1-in-regulation-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-t-cells-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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L Sun, Z An, C H Li, R Liu, J X Zhao, X Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: The therapeutic potential of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has attracted more and more attention, because of it can suppress the various inflammatory effects of T cells. Galectin-1 is highly expressed in UC-MSCs, as the first lectin mediating the immunomodulatory effect of MSCs. Our study will investigate the effects of galectin-1 in regulation of UC-MSCs on rheumatoid arthritis T cells. METHODS: Lentivirus transfected shRNA technique was used to knock down the expression of galectin-1 in UC-MSCs to construct UC-MSCs(Gal-1(-))...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960128/effect-of-donor-stat4-polymorphism-rs7574865-on-clinical-outcomes-of-pediatric-acute-leukemia-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Cheng Mun Wun, Zhe Piao, Kyung Taek Hong, Jung Yoon Choi, Che Ry Hong, June Dong Park, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyoung Jin Kang
STAT4 polymorphism, rs7574865 is linked to various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Its T minor allele is associated with higher STAT4 mRNA and protein expression, indicating a stronger skewed immune response than the norm. Although widely studied in autoimmune disease patients and the general population, its effect on immunocompromised subjects is still unknown. Especially in situations, i.e. post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (post-HSCT), where control of the immune response is crucial...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955675/cd24-enrichment-protects-while-its-loss-increases-susceptibility-of-juvenile-chondrocytes-towards-inflammation
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Jieun Lee, Piera Smeriglio, Jason Dragoo, William J Maloney, Nidhi Bhutani
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated with human cartilage, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) have manifested age, mechanical stresses and inflammation as the leading risk factors. Although inflammatory processes are known to be upregulated upon aging, we sought to gain a molecular understanding of how aging affects the tissue-specific response to inflammation. In this report, we explored the role of cluster of differentiation 24 (CD24) in regulating differential inflammatory responses in juvenile and adult human chondrocytes...
December 12, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941390/mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-immune-modulation-repair-or-both
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Sharon Ansboro, Anke J Roelofs, Cosimo De Bari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have potent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, in addition to their ability to form cartilage and bone. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent developments and current knowledge gaps in our understanding of the protective effects of MSCs against inflammatory arthritis, and to discuss their clinical exploitation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RECENT FINDINGS: The weight of evidence for protective mechanisms of exogenously administered MSCs is on immunomodulatory effects, including inhibition of dendritic cell maturation, polarization of macrophages to an anti-inflammatory phenotype, and activation of regulatory T cells, thereby dampening inflammation and preventing joint damage...
December 9, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915031/acid-ceramidase-deficiency-is-characterized-by-a-unique-plasma-cytokine-and-ceramide-profile-that-is-altered-by-therapy
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Shaalee Dworski, Ping Lu, Aneal Khan, Bruno Maranda, John J Mitchell, Rossella Parini, Maja Di Rocco, Boris Hugle, Makoto Yoshimitsu, Bo Magnusson, Balahan Makay, Nur Arslan, Norberto Guelbert, Karoline Ehlert, Andrea Jarisch, Janet Gardner-Medwin, Rawane Dagher, Maria Teresa Terreri, Charles Marques Lorenco, Lilianna Barillas-Arias, Pranoot Tanpaiboon, Alexander Solyom, James S Norris, Xingxuan He, Edward H Schuchman, Thierry Levade, Jeffrey A Medin
Acid Ceramidase Deficiency (Farber disease, FD) is an ultra-rare Lysosomal Storage Disorder that is poorly understood and often misdiagnosed as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Hallmarks of FD are accumulation of ceramides, widespread macrophage infiltration, splenomegaly, and lymphocytosis. The cytokines involved in this abnormal hematopoietic state are unknown. There are dozens of ceramide species and derivatives, but the specific ones that accumulate in FD have not been investigated. We used a multiplex assay to analyze cytokines and mass spectrometry to analyze ceramides in plasma from patients and mice with FD, controls, Farber patients treated by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), JIA patients, and patients with Gaucher disease...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911371/development-of-stem-cell-derived-antigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells-against-autoimmunity
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Mohammad Haque, Kristin Fino, Praneet Sandhu, Jianxun Song
Autoimmune diseases arise due to the loss of immunological self-tolerance. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important mediators of immunologic self-tolerance. Tregs represent about 5 - 10% of the mature CD4(+) T cell subpopulation in mice and humans, with about 1 - 2% of those Tregs circulating in the peripheral blood. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated into functional Tregs, which have a potential to be used for cell-based therapies of autoimmune diseases. Here, we present a method to develop antigen (Ag)-specific Tregs from iPSCs (i...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871419/the-use-of-allostem-in-subtalar-fusions
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REVIEW
J Chris Coetzee, Mark S Myerson, John G Anderson
Subtalar arthrodesis is the mainstay for treatment of a variety of hindfoot problems associated with arthritis, however with an unpredictable if not high rate of nonunion. This article covers the use of adipose-derived stem cells as an adjunct or alternative to autologous or other bone grafting materials. Promising development and encouraging data exist with respect to the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for bone arthrodesis, which is discussed in more detail in the article.
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865758/bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-inhibit-the-expression-of-the-proinflammatory-cytokine-il-34-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-synovial-fibroblasts
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Marguerite Chemel, Regis Brion, Aude-Isabelle Segaliny, Audrey Lamora, Celine Charrier, Benedicte Brulin, Yves Maugars, Benoit Le Goff, Dominique Heymann, Franck Verrecchia
IL-34 is a proinflammatory cytokine implicated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The current study aimed to assess the IL-34 expression in response to two members of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family, TGF-β1 and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2, in synovial fibroblasts from RA patients. IL-34, TGF-β1, and BMP-2 productions were measured in patient synovial fluids by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. IL-34 mRNA levels were quantified by real-time quantitative PCR in human synovial fibroblasts and murine mesenchymal stem cells...
January 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847522/mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses-dampening-arthritis-progression
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REVIEW
R A Contreras, F E Figueroa, F Djouad, P Luz-Crawford
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that are able to immunomodulate cells from both the innate and the adaptive immune systems promoting an anti-inflammatory environment. During the last decade, MSCs have been intensively studied in vitro and in vivo in experimental animal model of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Based on these studies, MSCs are currently widely used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) characterized by complex deregulation of the immune systems...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836015/transplantation-of-gingiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis
#17
Yongchun Gu, Songtao Shi
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive, and inflammatory autoimmune disease which primarily affects the small arthrodial joints. The aim of this study was to test whether transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from gingival tissue (GMSCs) could ameliorate collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), and to explore the role of the FasL/Fas pathway in the underlying mechanism. METHODS: DBA/1 mice with collagen II-induced arthritis were treated with GMSCs from the C57BL/6 J mouse, the B6Smn...
November 11, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811267/pain-regulation-by-non-neuronal-cells-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Ru-Rong Ji, Alexander Chamessian, Yu-Qiu Zhang
Acute pain is protective and a cardinal feature of inflammation. Chronic pain after arthritis, nerve injury, cancer, and chemotherapy is associated with chronic neuroinflammation, a local inflammation in the peripheral or central nervous system. Accumulating evidence suggests that non-neuronal cells such as immune cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, cancer cells, and stem cells play active roles in the pathogenesis and resolution of pain. We review how non-neuronal cells interact with nociceptive neurons by secreting neuroactive signaling molecules that modulate pain...
November 4, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805584/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-isolated-from-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Yeri Alice Rim, Narae Park, Yoojun Nam, Ji Hyeon Ju
Mature somatic cells can be reversed into a pluripotent stem cell-like state using a defined set of reprogramming factors. Numerous studies have generated induced-Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) from various somatic cell types by transducing four Yamanaka transcription factors: Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc. The study of iPSCs remains at the cutting edge of biological and clinical research. In particular, patient-specific iPSCs can be used as a pioneering tool for the study of disease pathobiology, since iPSCs can be induced from the tissue of any individual...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804999/overexpression-of-soluble-rage-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-their-immunoregulatory-potential-for-cellular-therapy-in-autoimmune-arthritis
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Min-Jung Park, Seung Hoon Lee, Su-Jin Moon, Jung-Ah Lee, Eun-Jung Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin-Sil Park, Jennifer Lee, Jun-Ki Min, Seok Jung Kim, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are attractive agents for cellular therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) serves as a pattern recognition receptor for endogenous inflammatory ligands. Soluble RAGE (sRAGE) is a truncated form of RAGE that functions as a decoy and acts as an anti-inflammatory molecule. The aim of this study was to determine whether sRAGE has therapeutic effects and the mechanisms active in sRAGE-overexpressing MSCs (sRAGE-MSCs) in an experimental model of RA...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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