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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441530/aubergine-controls-germline-stem-cell-self-renewal-and-progeny-differentiation-via-distinct-mechanisms
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Xing Ma, Xiujuan Zhu, Yingying Han, Benjamin Story, Trieu Do, Xiaoqing Song, Su Wang, Ying Zhang, Marco Blanchette, Madelaine Gogol, Kate Hall, Allison Peak, Perera Anoja, Ting Xie
Piwi family protein Aubergine (Aub) maintains genome integrity in late germ cells of the Drosophila ovary through Piwi-associated RNA-mediated repression of transposon activities. Although it is highly expressed in germline stem cells (GSCs) and early progeny, it remains unclear whether it plays any roles in early GSC lineage development. Here we report that Aub promotes GSC self-renewal and GSC progeny differentiation. RNA-iCLIP results show that Aub binds the mRNAs encoding self-renewal and differentiation factors in cultured GSCs...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439558/crispr-cpf1-correction-of-muscular-dystrophy-mutations-in-human-cardiomyocytes-and-mice
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Yu Zhang, Chengzu Long, Hui Li, John R McAnally, Kedryn K Baskin, John M Shelton, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Eric N Olson
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), caused by mutations in the X-linked dystrophin gene (DMD), is characterized by fatal degeneration of striated muscles. Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common lethal features of the disease. We deployed Cpf1, a unique class 2 CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) effector, to correct DMD mutations in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and mdx mice, an animal model of DMD. Cpf1-mediated genomic editing of human iPSCs, either by skipping of an out-of-frame DMD exon or by correcting a nonsense mutation, restored dystrophin expression after differentiation to cardiomyocytes and enhanced contractile function...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439082/expression-of-nestin-associates-with-brca1-mutations-a-basal-like-phenotype-and-aggressive-breast-cancer
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Kristi Krüger, Elisabeth Wik, Gøril Knutsvik, Hawa Nalwoga, Tor A Klingen, Jarle B Arnes, Ying Chen, Monica Mannelqvist, Konstantina Dimitrakopoulou, Ingunn M Stefansson, Even Birkeland, Turid Aas, Nicholas P Tobin, Inge Jonassen, Jonas Bergh, William D Foulkes, Lars A Akslen
We here examined whether Nestin, by protein and mRNA levels, could be a predictor of BRCA1 related breast cancer, a basal-like phenotype, and aggressive tumours. Immunohistochemical staining of Nestin was done in independent breast cancer hospital cohorts (Series I-V, total 1257 cases). Also, TCGA proteomic data (n = 103), mRNA microarray data from TCGA (n = 520), METABRIC (n = 1992), and 6 open access breast cancer datasets (n = 1908) were analysed. Patients with Nestin protein expression in tumour cells more often had BRCA1 germline mutations (OR 8...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434938/polycomb-group-gene-e-z-is-required-for-spermatogonial-dedifferentiation-in-drosophila-adult-testis
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Suk Ho Eun, Lijuan Feng, Luis Cedeno-Rosario, Qiang Gan, Gang Wei, Kairong Cui, Keji Zhao, Xin Chen
Dedifferentiation is an important process to replenish lost stem cells during aging or regeneration after injury to maintain tissue homeostasis. Here we report that Enhancer of Zeste [E(z)], a component of the Polycomb Repression Complex 2 (PRC2), is required to maintain a stable pool of germline stem cells (GSCs) within the niche microenvironment. During aging, germ cells with reduced E(z) activity cannot meet that requirement, but the defect neither arises from increased GSC death nor premature differentiation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431857/modeling-human-infertility-with-pluripotent-stem-cells
#5
Di Chen, Joanna J Gell, Yu Tao, Enrique Sosa, Amander T Clark
Human fertility is dependent upon the correct establishment and differentiation of the germline. This is because no other cell type in the body is capable of passing a genome and epigenome from parent to child. Terminally differentiated germline cells in the adult testis and ovary are called gametes. However, the initial specification of germline cells occurs in the embryo around the time of gastrulation. Most of our knowledge regarding the cell and molecular events that govern human germline specification involves extrapolating scientific principles from model organisms, most notably the mouse...
April 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424321/the-drosophila-zo-1-protein-polychaetoid-suppresses-deltex-regulated-notch-activity-to-modulate-germline-stem-cell-niche-formation
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Hideyuki Shimizu, Marian B Wilkin, Simon A Woodcock, Alessandro Bonfini, Yvonne Hung, Sabine Mazaleyrat, Martin Baron
The developmental signalling protein Notch can be proteolytically activated following ligand-interaction at the cell surface, or can be activated independently of its ligands, following Deltex (Dx)-induced Notch endocytosis and trafficking to the lysosomal membrane. The means by which different pools of Notch are directed towards these alternative outcomes remains poorly understood. We found that the Drosophila ZO-1 protein Polychaetoid (Pyd) suppresses specifically the Dx-induced form of Notch activation both in vivo and in cell culture assays...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410423/daf-18-pten-signals-through-aak-1-ampk-to-inhibit-mpk-1-mapk-in-feedback-control-of-germline-stem-cell-proliferation
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Patrick Narbonne, Paul S Maddox, Jean-Claude Labbé
Under replete growth conditions, abundant nutrient uptake leads to the systemic activation of insulin/IGF-1 signalling (IIS) and the promotion of stem cell growth/proliferation. Activated IIS can stimulate the ERK/MAPK pathway, the activation of which also supports optimal stem cell proliferation in various systems. Stem cell proliferation rates can further be locally refined to meet the resident tissue's need for differentiated progeny. We have recently shown that the accumulation of mature oocytes in the C...
April 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410244/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-positive-cardiac-progenitor-cells-derived-from-multipotent-germline-stem-cells-are-capable-of-cardiomyogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Bang-Jin Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Yong-An Lee, Sang-Eun Jung, Yeong Ho Hong, Eun-Ju Lee, Byung-Gak Kim, Seongsoo Hwang, Jeong Tae Do, Myung-Geol Pang, Buom-Yong Ryu
Cardiac cell therapy has the potential to revolutionize treatment of heart diseases, but its success hinders on the development of a stem cell therapy capable of efficiently producing functionally differentiated cardiomyocytes. A key to unlocking the therapeutic application of stem cells lies in understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern the differentiation process. Here we report that a population of platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) cells derived from mouse multipotent germline stem cells (mGSCs) were capable of undergoing cardiomyogenesis in vitro...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408750/transcriptional-regulatory-networks-underlying-the-reprogramming-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-to-multipotent-stem-cells
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Hoe-Su Jeong, Jinhyuk Bhin, Hyung Joon Kim, Daehee Hwang, Dong Ryul Lee, Kye-Seong Kim
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are germline stem cells located along the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules in testes. Recently, SSCs were shown to be reprogrammed into multipotent SSCs (mSSCs). However, both the key factors and biological networks underlying this reprogramming remain elusive. Here, we present transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) that control cellular processes related to the SSC-to-mSSC reprogramming. Previously, we established intermediate SSCs (iSSCs) undergoing the transition to mSSCs and generated gene expression profiles of SSCs, iSSCs and mSSCs...
April 14, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408662/the-gdnf-responsive-phosphoprotein-landscape-identifies-raptor-phosphorylation-required-for-spermatogonial-progenitor-cell-proliferation
#10
Min Wang, Yueshuai Guo, Mei Wang, Tao Zhou, Yuanyuan Xue, Guihua Du, Xiang Wei, Jing Wang, Lin Qi, Hao Zhang, Lufan Li, Lan Ye, Xuejiang Guo, Xin Wu
Cytokine-dependent renewal of stem cells is a fundamental requisite for tissue homeostasis and regeneration. Spermatogonial progenitor cells (SPCs) including stem cells support life-long spermatogenesis and male fertility, but pivotal phosphorylation events that regulate fate decisions in SPCs remain unresolved. Here, we described a quantitative mass-spectrometry-based proteomic and phosphoproteomic analyses of SPCs following sustained stimulation with glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), an extrinsic factor supporting SPC proliferation...
April 13, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404936/systematic-identification-and-comparison-of-expressed-profiles-of-lncrnas-and-circrnas-with-associated-co-expression-and-cerna-networks-in-mouse-germline-stem-cells
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Xiaoyong Li, Junping Ao, Ji Wu
Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) involve in germ cell development. However, little is known about the functions and mechanisms of lncRNAs and circRNAs in self-renewal and differentiation of germline stem cells. Therefore, we explored the expression profiles of mRNAs, lncRNAs, and circRNAs in male and female mouse germline stem cells by high-throughput sequencing. We identified 18573 novel lncRNAs and 18822 circRNAs in the germline stem cells and further confirmed the existence of these lncRNAs and circRNAs by RT-PCR...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402852/an-activating-stat3-mutation-causes-neonatal-diabetes-through-premature-induction-of-pancreatic-differentiation
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Jonna Saarimäki-Vire, Diego Balboa, Mark A Russell, Juha Saarikettu, Matias Kinnunen, Salla Keskitalo, Amrinder Malhi, Cristina Valensisi, Colin Andrus, Solja Eurola, Heli Grym, Jarkko Ustinov, Kirmo Wartiovaara, R David Hawkins, Olli Silvennoinen, Markku Varjosalo, Noel G Morgan, Timo Otonkoski
Activating germline mutations in STAT3 were recently identified as a cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus associated with beta-cell autoimmunity. We have investigated the effect of an activating mutation, STAT3(K392R), on pancreatic development using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from a patient with neonatal diabetes and pancreatic hypoplasia. Early pancreatic endoderm differentiated similarly from STAT3(K392R) and healthy-control cells, but in later stages, NEUROG3 expression was upregulated prematurely in STAT3(K392R) cells together with insulin (INS) and glucagon (GCG)...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396508/adipocyte-metabolic-pathways-regulated-by-diet-control-the-female-germline-stem-cell-lineage-in-drosophila
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Shinya Matsuoka, Alissa Armstrong, Leesa L Sampson, Kaitlin M Laws, Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
Nutrients affect adult stem cells through complex mechanisms involving multiple organs. Adipocytes are highly sensitive to diet and have key metabolic roles, and obesity increases the risk for many cancers. How diet-regulated adipocyte metabolic pathways influence normal stem cell lineages, however, remains unclear. Drosophila melanogaster has highly conserved adipocyte metabolism and a well-characterized female germline stem cell (GSC) lineage response to diet. Here, we conducted an isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) proteomic analysis to identify diet-regulated adipocyte metabolic pathways that control the female GSC lineage...
April 10, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395735/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-from-bernard-soulier-syndrome-patient-s-peripheral-blood-cells-with-a-p-phe55ser-mutation-in-the-gpix-gene
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Lourdes Lopez-Onieva, Mar Lamolda, Rosa Montes, Maria Luisa Lozano, Vicente Vicente, José Rivera, Verónica Ramos-Mejía, Pedro J Real
Bernard Soulier Syndrome (BSS) is a rare autosomal platelet disorder characterized by mutations in the von Willebrand factor platelet receptor complex GPIb-V-IX. In this work we have generated an induced pluripotent stem cell (BSS3-PBMC-iPS4F8) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a BSS patient with a p.Phe55Ser mutation in the GPIX gene. Characterization of BSS3-PBMC-iPS4F8 showed that these cells maintained the original mutation present in the BSS patient, expressed pluripotent stem cell markers and were able to differentiate into the three germline layers...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395324/adeno-associated-virus-mediated-delivery-of-genes-to-mouse-spermatogonial-stem-cells%C3%A2
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Satoshi Watanabe, Mito Kanatsu-Shinohara, Narumi Ogonuki, Shogo Matoba, Atsuo Ogura, Takashi Shinohara
Spermatogenesis is a complicated process that originates from spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), which have self-renewal activity. Because SSCs are the only stem cells in the body that transmit genetic information to the next generation, they are an attractive target for germline modification. Although several virus vectors have been successfully used to transduce SSCs, cell toxicity or insertional mutagenesis of the transgene has limited their usage. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is unique among virus vectors because of its target specificity and low toxicity in somatic cells, and clinical trials have shown that it has promise for gene therapy...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392281/human-stem-cell-modeling-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf1
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Michelle L Wegscheid, Corina Anastasaki, David H Gutmann
The future of precision medicine is heavily reliant on the use of human tissues to identify the key determinants that account for differences between individuals with the same disorder. This need is exemplified by the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) neurogenetic condition. As such, individuals with NF1 are born with a germline mutation in the NF1 gene, but may develop numerous distinct neurological problems, ranging from autism and attention deficit to brain and peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Coupled with accurate preclinical mouse models, the availability of NF1 patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provides new opportunities to define the critical factors that underlie NF1-associated nervous system disease pathogenesis and progression...
April 6, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390865/spdef-induces-quiescence-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-by-changing-the-transcriptional-targets-of-%C3%AE-catenin
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Yuan-Hung Lo, Taeko K Noah, Min-Shan Chen, Winnie Zou, Ester Borras, Eduardo Vilar, Noah F Shroyer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The canonical Wnt signaling pathway activates the transcriptional activity of β-catenin. This pathway is often activated in colorectal cancer cells, but strategies to block it in tumors have not been effective. The SAM pointed domain containing ETS transcription factor (SPDEF) suppresses formation of colon tumors by unclear mechanisms. We investigated these mechanisms and the effects of SPDEF on β-catenin activity in mouse models of colorectal cancer (CRC), CRC cell lines, and mouse and human normal and cancer colonoids...
April 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380450/the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-56-expressed-in-colonic-stem-and-cancer-cells-binds-progastrin-to-promote-proliferation-and-carcinogenesis
#18
Guangchun Jin, Kosuke Sakitani, Hongshan Wang, Ying Jin, Alexander Dubeykovskiy, Daniel L Worthley, Yagnesh Tailor, Timothy C Wang
Overexpression of human progastrin increases colonic mucosal proliferation and colorectal cancer progression in mice. The G-protein coupled receptor 56 (GPR56) is known to regulate cell adhesion, migration, proliferation and stem cell biology, but its expression in the gut has not been studied. We hypothesized that the promotion of colorectal cancer by progastrin may be mediated in part through GPR56. Here, we found that GPR56 expresses in rare colonic crypt cells that lineage trace colonic glands consistent with GPR56 marking long-lived colonic stem-progenitor cells...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373475/cancer-stem-cell-gene-variants-in-cd44-predict-outcome-in-stage-ii-and-stage-iii-colon-cancer-patients
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Michael Stotz, Sereina A Herzog, Martin Pichler, Maria Smolle, Jakob Riedl, Christopher Rossmann, Angelika Bezan, Herbert Stöger, Wilfried Renner, Andrea Berghold, Armin Gerger
BACKGROUND/AIM: Growing evidence suggests that human cancers are stem cell diseases and recent data support the existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in a variety of malignancies, including colon cancer. These CSCs were shown to be capable of initiating tumor development and progression. Several studies have suggested CD133, CD26 and CD44 as markers of tumor-initiating cells of colon cancer. The purpose of the present study was to assess the impact of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in stem cell-related genes on clinical outcome in a large cohort of colon cancer patients with clinical stage II and III...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373404/precancer-atlas-to-drive-precision-prevention-trials
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Avrum Spira, Matthew B Yurgelun, Ludmil Alexandrov, Anjana Rao, Rafael Bejar, Kornelia Polyak, Marios Giannakis, Ali Shilatifard, Olivera J Finn, Madhav Dhodapkar, Neil E Kay, Esteban Braggio, Eduardo Vilar, Sarah A Mazzilli, Timothy R Rebbeck, Judy E Garber, Victor E Velculescu, Mary L Disis, Douglas C Wallace, Scott M Lippman
Cancer development is a complex process driven by inherited and acquired molecular and cellular alterations. Prevention is the holy grail of cancer elimination, but making this a reality will take a fundamental rethinking and deep understanding of premalignant biology. In this Perspective, we propose a national concerted effort to create a Precancer Atlas (PCA), integrating multi-omics and immunity - basic tenets of the neoplastic process. The biology of neoplasia caused by germline mutations has led to paradigm-changing precision prevention efforts, including: tumor testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in Lynch syndrome establishing a new paradigm, combinatorial chemoprevention efficacy in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), signal of benefit from imaging-based early detection research in high-germline risk for pancreatic neoplasia, elucidating early ontogeny in BRCA1-mutation carriers leading to an international breast cancer prevention trial, and insights into the intricate germline-somatic-immunity interaction landscape...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Research
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