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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211342/functional-bkca-channel-in-human-resident-cardiac-stem-cells-expressing-w8b2
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Oualid Ayad, Christophe Magaud, Stéphane Sebille, Jocelyn Bescond, Chloé Mimbimi, Christian Cognard, Jean-Francois Faivre, Patrick Bois, Aurelien Chatelier
Recently, a new population of resident cardiac stem cells positive for W8B2 marker has been identified. These cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are considered as an ideal cellular source to repair myocardial damage after infarction. However, the electrophysiological profile of these cells has not been characterized yet. We first establish the conditions of isolation and expansion of W8B2+ CSCs from human heart biopsies using magnetic sorting system followed by flow cytometry cell sorting. These cells display a spindle-shaped morphology, are highly proliferative and possess self-renewal capacity demonstrated by their ability to form colonies...
December 6, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205098/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-expressing-cardiac-progenitor-cells-can-be-derived-from-previously-cryopreserved-human-heart-samples
#2
Thi Yen Loan Le, Hilda Pickett, Cristobal Dos Remedios, Pasquale Barbaro, Eddy Kizana, James Chong
Cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) are being developed as a promising treatment for heart failure. Although clinical trials have predominantly used donor cardiac biopsies to derive CPCs, a better solution could be to use previously cryopreserved human heart tissue. This would enable timely and convenient access to healthy and young heart samples for CPC production. However, few studies have attempted to isolate CPCs from previously cryopreserved heart tissue. In this study, we isolated CPCs from eight non-diseased human heart samples previously cryopreserved as part of the Sydney Heart Bank...
December 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166642/effect-of-calcium-infiltrated-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-on-the-hematopoietic-fate-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#3
Qinghao Zhang, Jörg C Gerlach, Eva Schmelzer, Ian Nettleship
Foamed hydroxyapatite offers a three-dimensional scaffold for the development of bone constructs, mimicking perfectly the in vivo bone structure. In vivo, calcium release at the surface is assumed to provide a locally increased gradient supporting the maintenance of the hematopoietic stem cells niche. We fabricated hydroxyapatite scaffolds with high surface calcium concentration by infiltration, and used human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) as a model to study the effects on hematopoietic lineage direction...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164803/preclinical-evaluation-and-optimization-of-a-cell-therapy-using-human-cord-blood-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-for-ischemic-retinopathies
#4
Emma Reid, Jasenka Guduric-Fuchs, Christina L O'Neill, Lynsey-Dawn Allen, Sarah E J Chambers, Alan W Stitt, Reinhold J Medina
Cell therapy using endothelial progenitors holds promise for vascular repair in ischemic retinopathies. Using a well-defined subpopulation of human cord blood-derived endothelial progenitors known as endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), we have evaluated essential requirements for further development of this cell therapy targeting the ischemic retina, including dose response, delivery route, and toxicity. First, to evaluate therapeutic efficacy relating to cell dose, ECFCs were injected into the vitreous of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy...
November 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121817/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-endothelial-colony-forming-cell-migration-through-the-ca2-dependent-activation-of-the-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-and-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathways
#5
Estella Zuccolo, Christian Andrea Di Buduo, Francesco Lodola, Stefania Orecchioni, Giorgia Scarpellino, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Valentina Poletto, Germano Guerra, Francesco Bertolini, Alessandra Balduini, Vittorio Rosti, Francesco Moccia
Stromal derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) drives endothelial colony forming cell (ECFC) homing and incorporation within neovessels, thereby restoring tissue perfusion in ischemic tissues and favouring tumor vascularization and metastasis. SDF-1α stimulates ECFC migration by activating the Gi-protein coupled receptor, CXCR4, and then engaging the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signalling pathway. Sporadic evidence showed that SDF-1α may also act through an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells and fully differentiated endothelial cells...
November 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116023/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-promotes-haematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cell-homing-and-engraftment
#6
Xiaofang Chen, Yi Han, Bowen Zhang, Yiming Liu, Sihan Wang, Tuling Liao, Ziliang Deng, Zeng Fan, Jing Zhang, Lijuan He, Wen Yue, Yanhua Li, Xuetao Pei
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) can induce the expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) protein. We determined whether CAPE has a novel function in improving the homing and engraftment of haematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) by regulating HIF-1α gene expression in the bone marrow (BM) niche. METHODS: For survival experiments, lethally irradiated C57BL/6 mice were injected with a low number of BM mononuclear cells (MNCs) and CAPE according to the indicated schedule...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095886/identification-of-a-novel-angiogenic-peptide-from-periostin
#7
Ba Reun Kim, Yang Woo Kwon, Gyu Tae Park, Eun Jung Choi, Jeong Kon Seo, Il Ho Jang, Seung-Chul Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Sang Chul Lee, Jae Ho Kim
Angiogenic peptides have therapeutic potential for the treatment of chronic ischemic diseases. Periostin, an extracellular matrix protein expressed in injured tissues, promotes angiogenesis and tissue repair. We previously reported that in vivo administration of both recombinant full-length protein and the first FAS I domain of periostin alleviated peripheral artery occlusive disease by stimulating the migration of humane endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) and subsequent angiogenesis. In the present study, we ascertained the peptide sequence responsible for the periostin-induced angiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095622/novel-trem-1-inhibitors-attenuate-tumor-growth-and-prolong-survival-in-experimental-pancreatic-cancer
#8
Zu T Shen, Alexander B Sigalov
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a highly lethal cancer with an urgent need to expand the limited treatment options for patients. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) promote tumor aggressiveness and metastasis. High expression of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) on TAMs directly correlates with poor survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We have previously hypothesized that blockade of TREM-1 could be a promising therapeutic strategy to treat cancer and shown that the novel, ligand-independent TREM-1 inhibitory peptides rationally designed using the signaling chain homooligomerization (SCHOOL) strategy suppress NSCLC growth in vivo...
November 2, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094769/differentiation-and-characterization-of-rat-adipose-tissue-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-endothelial-like-cells
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V Cannella, G Piccione, R Altomare, A Marino, P Di Marco, L Russotto, S Di Bella, G Purpari, F Gucciardi, G Cassata, G Damiano, V D Palumbo, A Santoro, C Russo Lacerna, A I Lo Monte, A Guercio
In this study, mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from rat adipose tissue (AD-MSCs) to characterize and differentiate them into endothelial-like cells. AD-MSCs were isolated by mechanical and enzymatic treatments, and their identity was verified by colony-forming units (CFU) test and by differentiation into cells of mesodermal lineages. The endothelial differentiation was induced by plating another aliquot of cells in EGM-2 medium, enriched with specific endothelial growth factors. Five subcultures were performed...
November 2, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082503/an-endothelial-cell-mesenchymal-stem-cell-coculture-cord-formation-assay-to-model-vascular-biology-in-vitro
#10
Michelle Swearingen, Beverly Falcon, Sudhakar Chintharlapalli, Mark Uhlik
Blood vessels are crucial components for normal tissue development and homeostasis, so it is not surprising that endothelial dysfunction and dysregulation results in a variety of different pathophysiological conditions. The large number of vascular-related disorders and the emergence of angiogenesis as a major hallmark of cancer has led to significant interest in the development of drugs that target the vasculature. While several in vivo models exist to study developmental and pathological states of blood vessels, few in vitro assays have been developed that capture the significant complexity of the vascular microenvironment...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067104/isolation-and-characterization-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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Hao Zhang, Yanling Tao, Saisai Ren, Haihui Liu, Hui Zhou, Jiangwei Hu, Yongyong Tang, Bin Zhang, Hu Chen
Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are a population of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) that display robust proliferative potential and vessel-forming capability. Previous studies have demonstrated that a limited number of ECFCs may be obtained from adult bone marrow, peripheral blood and umbilical cord (UC) blood. The present study describes an effective method for isolating ECFCs from human UC. The ECFCs derived from human UC displayed the full properties of EPCs. Analysis of the growth kinetics, cell cycle and colony-forming ability of the isolated human UC-ECFCs indicated that the cells demonstrated properties of stem cells, including relative stability and rapid proliferation in vitro...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051567/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-enhance-engraftment-vasculogenic-and-pro-angiogenic-activities-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Abbas Shafiee, Jatin Patel, James S Lee, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Nicholas M Fisk, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
The clinical use of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC) is hampered by their restricted engraftment. We aimed to assess engraftment, vasculogenic and pro-angiogenic activities of ECFC in immunocompetent (C57BL/6: WT) or immunodeficient (rag1 (-/-) C57BL/6: Rag1) mice. In addition, the impact of host immune system was investigated where ECFC were co-implanted with mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) from adult bone marrow (AdBM-MSC), fetal bone marrow (fBM-MSC), fetal placental (fPL-MSC), or maternal placental (MPL-MSC)...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037896/manipulation-of-the-response-of-human-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-by-focal-adhesion-assembly-using-gradient-nanopattern-plates
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Long-Hui Cui, Hyung Joon Joo, Dae Hwan Kim, Ha-Rim Seo, Jung Suk Kim, Seung-Cheol Choi, Li-Hua Huang, Ji Eun Na, I-Rang Lim, Jong-Ho Kim, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon Jun Hong, Kyu Back Lee, Do-Sun Lim
Nanotopography plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cellular responses. Nonetheless, little is known about how the gradient size of nanostructural stimuli alters the responses of endothelial progenitor cells without chemical factors. Herein, the fabrication of gradient nanopattern plates intended to mimic microenvironment nanotopography is described. The gradient nanopattern plates consist of nanopillars of increasing diameter ranges [120-200 nm (GP 120/200), 200-280 nm (GP 200/280), and 280-360 nm (GP 280/360)] that were used to screen the responses of human endothelial colony-forming cells (hECFCs)...
October 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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)...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030959/ipsc-derived-vascular-cell-spheroids-as-building-blocks-for-scaffold-free-biofabrication
#15
Leni Moldovan, April Barnard, Chang-Hyun Gil, Yang Lin, Maria B Grant, Mervin C Yoder, Nutan Prasain, Nicanor I Moldovan
Recently a protocol is established to obtain large quantities of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived endothelial progenitors, called endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC), and of candidate smooth-muscle forming cells (SMFC). Here, the suitability for assembling in spheroids, and in larger 3D cell constructs is tested. iPSC-derived ECFC and SMFC are labeled with tdTomato and eGFP, respectively. Spheroids are formed in ultra-low adhesive wells, and their dynamic proprieties are studied by time-lapse microscopy, or by confocal microscopy...
October 14, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030540/hypoxia-induced-activation-of-jak-stat3-signaling-pathway-promotes-trophoblast-cell-viability-and-angiogenesis-in-preeclampsia
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Chengfang Xu, Xuejiao Li, Peiling Guo, Jia Wang
BACKGROUND To explore the effect of hypoxic preconditioning on the JAK/STAT3 signaling pathway and its effect on trophoblast cell viability and angiogenesis in preeclampsia (PE). MATERIAL AND METHODS Placental tissues from normal pregnant women and PE patients were collected to detect the expression levels of JAK and STAT3. Trophoblast cells separated from the PE patients were assigned to 4 groups. The expression levels of phosphorylated p-JAK and p-STAT3 were measured by Western blot. Cell viability, colony-forming ability, and cell apoptosis were assessed...
October 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025705/differentiation-evaluation-and-application-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-cells
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REVIEW
Yang Lin, Chang-Hyun Gil, Mervin C Yoder
The emergence of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology paves the way to generate large numbers of patient-specific endothelial cells (ECs) that can be potentially delivered for regenerative medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease. In the last decade, numerous protocols that differentiate EC from iPSC have been developed by many groups. In this review, we will discuss several common strategies that have been optimized for human iPSC-EC differentiation and subsequent studies that have evaluated the potential of human iPSC-EC as a cell therapy or as a tool in disease modeling...
November 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021911/interval-exercise-increases-angiogenic-cell-function-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
Emma Harris, Mark Rakobowchuk, Karen M Birch
INTRODUCTION: Exercise can help to negate the increased cardiovascular disease risk observed in women after the menopausal transition. This study sought to determine whether interval or continuous exercise has differential effects on endothelial function and circulating angiogenic cell (CAC) number and function in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Fifteen healthy postmenopausal women completed a 30 min acute moderate-intensity continuous (CON) and interval exercise (MOD-INT) session on a cycle ergometer on separate days...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020504/fibrocartilage-stem-cells-engraft-and-self-organize-into-vascularized-bone
#19
J Nathan, A Ruscitto, S Pylawka, A Soharby, C J Shawber, M C Embree
Angiogenesis is a complex, multicellular process that is critical for bone development and generation. Endochondral ossification depends on an avascular cartilage template that completely remodels into vascularized bone and involves a dynamic interplay among chondrocytes, osteoblasts, and endothelial cells. We have discovered fibrocartilage stem cells (FCSCs) derived from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) mandibular condyle that generates cartilage anlagen, which is subsequently remodeled into vascularized bone using an ectopic transplantation model...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980775/long-term-recovery-after-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-or-human-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-administration-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#20
Isabelle Grandvuillemin, Philippe Garrigue, Alaa Ramdani, Farid Boubred, Umberto Simeoni, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier, Benjamin Guillet
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE) is a dramatic perinatal complication, associated with poor neurological prognosis despite neuroprotection by therapeutic hypothermia, in the absence of an available curative therapy. We evaluated and compared ready-to-use human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBC) and bankable but allogeneic endothelial progenitors (ECFC) as cell therapy candidate for NHIE. We compared benefits of HUCBC and ECFC transplantation 48 hours after injury in male rat NHIE model, based on the Rice-Vannucci approach...
November 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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