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Aline L Y Nachlas, Siyi Li, Rajneesh Jha, Monalisa Singh, Chunhui Xu, Michael E Davis
Despite recent advances in tissue engineered heart valves (TEHV), a major challenge is identifying a cell source for seeding TEHV scaffolds. Native heart valves are durable because valve interstitial cells (VICs) maintain tissue homeostasis by synthesizing and remodeling the extracellular matrix. In this study, the goal is to demonstrate that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (iMSCs) can be derived from iPSCs using a feeder-free protocol and then further matured into VICs by encapsulation within 3D hydrogels...
March 2, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
S Y Wang, S Cui, Z Q Li, L H Ji, J Ma, H H Liu, G Y Zhang, S H Suo, R L Ge
Objective: To investigate the changes of CD71(+) nucleated erythrocyte apoptosis, cytochrome C (Cyt-C) and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) in bone marrow of chronic mountain sickness (CMS). Methods: 14 patients with CMS and 15 patients with simple old fracture were divided into CMS group and control group, respectively.Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNC) were separated, marked with CD71 monoclonal antibody and stained with Annexin V-FITC/PI.Then the apoptotic index of CD71(+) nucleated erythrocytes was determined by flow cytometry...
February 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Maritza Bermúdez, Gabriela Arévalo-Pinzón, Laura Rubio, Olivier Chaloin, Sylviane Muller, Hernando Curtidor, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo
Elucidating receptor-ligand and protein-protein interactions represents an attractive alternative for designing effective Plasmodium vivax control methods. This article describes the ability of P. vivax rhoptry neck proteins 2 and 4 (RON2 and RON4) to bind to human reticulocytes. Biochemical and cellular studies have shown that two PvRON2- and PvRON4-derived conserved regions specifically interact with protein receptors on reticulocytes marked by the CD71 surface transferrin receptor. Mapping each protein fragment's binding region led to defining the specific participation of two 20 amino acid-long regions selectively competing for PvRON2 and PvRON4 binding to reticulocytes...
February 27, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
Sheng He, Jihui Li, Dong Ming Li, Shang Yi, Xiongcai Lu, Yudi Luo, Yi Liang, Chunfeng Feng, Biyan Chen, Chenguang Zheng, Xiaoxia Qiu
Thalassemia is one of the most common hereditary blood disorders. Epidemiological data regarding the prevalence and distribution of mutations is important for planning a thalassemia control program. To reveal the prevalence of thalassemia and mutation spectrum in the Yulin region of southern China, we screened 130,318 individuals from Yulin region by hematological and genetic analysis. Totally, 24,886 (19.10%) subjects were diagnosed with thalassemia, including 16,308 (12.51%) subjects with α-thalassemia alone, 6658 (5...
February 22, 2018: Gene
Justyna Gornowicz-Porowska, Agnieszka Seraszek-Jaros, Monika Bowszyc-Dmochowska, Elżbieta Kaczmarek, Marian Dmochowski
INTRODUCTION: The role of IgA receptors in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) pathogenesis is still unknown. CD89 and CD71 may be associated with immune response during DH development. The purpose of this study was to perform semiquantitative analysis of simultaneous immunoexpression of CD89 and CD71 in DH and IgA/neutrophil-mediated non-DH dermatoses (IgAN) in relation to specific IgA autoantibodies/antibodies (tissue and epidermal transglutaminases, nonapeptides of gliadin - eTG/tTG/npG) as well neutrophil activation via the release of neutrophil elastase (NE)...
February 8, 2018: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
Derek Miller, Roberto Romero, Ronald Unkel, Yi Xu, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Sonia S Hassan, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
Neonatal CD71+ erythroid cells are thought to have immunosuppressive functions. Recently, we demonstrated that CD71+ erythroid cells from neonates born to women who underwent spontaneous preterm labor (PTL) are reduced to levels similar to those of term neonates; yet, their functional properties are unknown. Herein, we investigated the functionality of CD71+ erythroid cells from neonates born to women who underwent spontaneous preterm or term labor. CD71+ erythroid cells from neonates born to women who underwent PTL displayed a similar mRNA profile to that of those from term neonates...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Mazin Gh Al-Asadi, Grace Brindle, Marcos Castellanos, Sean T May, Ken I Mills, Nigel H Russell, Claire H Seedhouse, Monica Pallis
Dormant leukaemia initiating cells in the bone marrow niche are a crucial therapeutic target for total eradication of acute myeloid leukaemia. To study this cellular subset we created and validated an in vitro model employing the cell line TF-1a, treated with Transforming Growth Factor β1 (TGFβ1) and a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor. The treated cells showed decreases in total RNA, Ki-67 and CD71, increased aldehyde dehydrogenase activity, forkhead box 03A (FOX03A) nuclear translocation and growth inhibition, with no evidence of apoptosis or differentiation...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Esmond Lee, Zhong Ri Lim, Hong Yu-Chen, Bin Xia Yang, Alan Tin-Lun Lam, Allen Kuan-Liang Chen, Jaichandran Sivalingam, Shaul Reuveny, Yuin-Han Loh, Steve Kah-Weng Oh
Anticipated shortages in donated blood supply have prompted investigation of alternative approaches for in-vitro production of red blood cells (RBCs), such as expansion of conditional immortalization erythroid progenitors. However, there is a bioprocessing challenge wherein factors promoting maximal cell expansion and growth-limiting inhibitory factors are yet to be investigated. We used an erythroblast cell line (ImEry) derived from immortalizing CD71+CD235a+ erythroblast from adult peripheral blood for optimization of expansion culture conditions...
January 13, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
Christopher J Greene, Kristopher Attwood, Nitika J Sharma, Kenneth W Gross, Gary J Smith, Bo Xu, Eric C Kauffman
The central dysregulated pathway of clear cell (cc) renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the von Hippel Lindau/hypoxia inducible factor-α axis, is a key regulator of intracellular iron levels, however the role of iron uptake in human RCC tumorigenesis and progression remains unknown. We conducted a thorough, large-scale investigation of the expression and prognostic significance of the primary iron uptake protein, transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1/CD71/TFRC), in RCC patients. TfR1 immunohistochemistry was performed in over 1500 cores from 574 renal cell tumor patient tissues (primary tumors, matched benign kidneys, metastases) and non-neoplastic tissues from 36 different body sites...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
M B Rayev, S A Zamorina, L S Litvinova, K A Yurova, O G Khaziakhmatova, V P Timganova, M S Bochkova, M D Kropaneva, P V Khramtsov
The effects of chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) on the expression of the hTERT gene in combination with the conversion of the phenotype of naive T-cells and T-cells of immune memory in vitro were studied. hCG inhibited expression of hTERT mRNA in naive T-cells (CD45RA+) and immune memory T cells (CD45RO+), causing a decrease in the replicative potential of the cells. The presence of hCG in the culture led to the conversion of the phenotype of T-lymphocytes. hCG reduced the number of proliferating T-cells of immune memory, estimated by phenotypic signs by differential gating...
November 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
Morgan M Goheen, Amat Bah, Rita Wegmüller, Hans Verhoef, Bakary Darboe, Ebrima Danso, Andrew M Prentice, Carla Cerami
Anaemia and malaria are both common in pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previous evidence has shown that iron supplementation may increase malaria risk. In this observational cohort study, we evaluated P. falciparum pathogenesis in vitro in RBCs from pregnant women during their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. RBCs were collected and assayed before (n = 327), 14 days (n = 82), 49 days (n = 112) and 84 days (n = 115) after iron supplementation (60 mg iron as ferrous fumarate daily). P. falciparum erythrocytic stage growth in vitro is reduced in anaemic pregnant women at baseline, but increased during supplementation...
December 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
Piotr L Pierog, Yanlin Zhao, Sukhwinder Singh, Jihong Dai, George S Yap, Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are the major producers of IFN-α, an antiviral cytokine involved in immunomodulation and control of HIV type 1 replication, whereas Toxoplasma gondii is a life-threatening opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. During infection with HIV type 1, human pDCs decrease in circulation and remaining pDC produce lower amounts of IFN-α in response to viral stimulation. In this study, we investigated the impact of coinfection with T. gondii on the innate virus-directed responses of human pDCs...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Yandong Shen, O Giles Best, Stephen P Mulligan, Richard I Christopherson
The lymph node and bone marrow microenvironments promote the survival and proliferation of CLL cells. Defining the immunophenotype of CLL cells from the tumor microenvironment may help to better understand the mechanisms of action of current therapies and identify novel drug targets. Significant changes in the levels of 25 CD antigens were identified using the DotScan™ antibody microarray following CLL-cell culture with CD40L-expressing fibroblasts. Ibrutinib or idelalisib countered the change in expression of 11 of these antigens (CD23, CD27, CD53, CD58, CD71, CD80, CD84, CD97, CD126, CD150, and FMC7), which have known roles in cell activation and adhesion...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
S A Zamorina, L S Litvinova, K A Yurova, O G Khaziakhmatova, V P Timganova, M S Bochkova, P V Khramtsov, M B Rayev
The role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the regulation of molecular genetics factors determining the functional activity of human naïve and memory T cells in vitro was studied. It was found that hCG (10 and 100IU/ml) inhibited CD28 and CD25 expression on the naïve T cells (CD45RA+) and CD25 expression on the memory T cells (CD45R0+). hCG didn't affect the CD71 proliferation marker expression in total. Nevertheless, hCG reduced the percentage of proliferating memory T cells with simultaneous suppression of CD71 expression on proliferating CD45R0+cells...
October 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Trang T T Chu, Ameya Sinha, Benoit Malleret, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Jung E Park, Renugah Naidu, Rupambika Das, Bamaprasad Dutta, Seow Theng Ong, Navin K Verma, Jerry K Chan, François Nosten, Laurent Rénia, Siu K Sze, Bruce Russell, Rajesh Chandramohanadas
Erythropoiesis is marked by progressive changes in morphological, biochemical and mechanical properties of erythroid precursors to generate red blood cells (RBC). The earliest enucleated forms derived in this process, known as reticulocytes, are multi-lobular and spherical. As reticulocytes mature, they undergo a series of dynamic cytoskeletal re-arrangements and the expulsion of residual organelles, resulting in highly deformable biconcave RBCs (normocytes). To understand the significant, yet neglected proteome-wide changes associated with reticulocyte maturation, we undertook a quantitative proteomics approach...
November 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
Xiuli An, Lixiang Chen
To study the process of erythropoiesis, it is important to be able to isolate erythroid progenitors and erythroblasts at distinct stages of development. During the past decade, considerable progress has been made on the development of flow cytometry (FCM) and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) methods for the analysis and isolation of both murine and human erythroid cells at distinct stages of erythropoiesis, based on changes in the expression of cell surface markers. A method for the identification of murine BFU-E and CFU-E cells was reported by Flygare et al...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Xiaofeng Shi, Rong Ba, Haiyan You, Qian Jiang, Jiansong Huang, Jianhua Mao, Lanxiu Han, Shuo Zhang, Qin Zhuang, Xianqiu Yu, Lixia Wang, Yun Wang, Dongya Li, Wei Zhu, Yong Zhang, Yan Zhu, Xiaodong Xi
Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes (SLVL) or splenic marginal zone lymphoma with circulating villous lymphocytes is rare, and prolymphocytic transformation of SLVL is rarer. At present, only one case of SLVL with t(8;14)(q24;q32) translocation has been reported. In this study, we report a case of Blymphoproliferative disorder with villous lymphocytes harboring t(8;14)(q24;q32) chromosome translocation that we inclined to SLVL with a prolymphocytic transformation. A 73-year-old female showed marked hepatosplenomegaly and high lymphocytosis (lymphocytes > 200 × 10(9)/L)...
October 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
Yuan-Fang Han, Lin-Hua Ji, Ting-Ting Feng, Fang Liu, Sen Cui, Juan Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ERK1 / 2 signaling pathway inhibitor PD98059 on Ras, Raf, MEK, ERK1, ERK2 expression in order to explore a new way for basic research and clinical treatment of the chronic mountain sickness(CMS). METHODS: Sixteen CMS patients were selected, the bone marrow was collected for isolation of monomuclear cells (MNC), the cells were sorted by using CD71 and CD235a antibody magnetic beads, then positive cells were diveded into 5 groups: blank control, DMSO and PD98059 5, 10 and 20 µmol/L, and were cultured in hypoxid condition for 72 hours...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Liping Zhou, Xiaowei Zhang, Panpan Zhou, Xue Li, Xuejing Xu, Qing Shi, Dong Li, Xiuli Ju
Successfully expanding hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is advantageous for clinical HSC transplantation. The present study investigated the influence of testosterone on the proliferation, antigen phenotype and expression of hematopoiesis-related genes in umbilical cord blood-derived cluster of differentiation (CD)34(+) cells under normoxic or hypoxia conditions. Cord blood (CB) CD34(+) cells were separated using magnetic activated cell sorting. A cytokine cocktail and feeder cells were used to stimulate the expansion of CD34(+) cells under normoxic (20% O2) and hypoxic (1% O2) conditions for 7 days and testosterone was added accordingly...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Yuyu Tan, Wenli Liu, Zhi Zhu, Lijun Lang, Junxia Wang, Mengjiao Huang, Mingxia Zhang, Chaoyong Yang
Since the transferrin receptor (CD71 or TFRC) is known to be highly expressed in numerous cancers, CD71 has become an attractive target in cancer research. Acquiring specific molecular probes for CD71, such as small molecular ligands, aptamers, peptides, or antibodies, is of great importance for cancer cell recognition and capture. In this work, we chose CD71 as the target for phage display, and after four rounds of positive selection and one round of negative selection, the specific phage library was enriched...
October 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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