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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329462/silibinin-from-silybum-marianum-stimulates-embryonic-stem-cell-vascular-differentiation-via-the-stat3-pi3-k-akt-axis-and-nitric-oxide
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Enas Hussein Ali, Fatemeh Sharifpanah, Maria Wartenberg, Heinrich Sauer
Silibinin, the bioactive compound of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), exerts tissue protective and regenerative effects that may include stem cell differentiation toward vascular cells. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether silibinin stimulates blood vessel formation from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and to unravel the underlying signaling cascade. Vascular branching points were assessed by confocal laser scanning microscopy and computer-assisted image analysis of CD31-positive cell structures...
January 12, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321513/tousled-like-kinase-1-is-a-negative-regulator-of-core-transcription-factors-in-murine-embryonic-stem-cells
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Jina Lee, Min Seong Kim, Su Hyung Park, Yeun Kyu Jang
Although the differentiation of pluripotent cells in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is often associated with protein kinase-mediated signaling pathways and Tousled-like kinase 1 (Tlk1) is required for development in several species, the role of Tlk1 in ESC function remains unclear. Here, we used mouse ESCs to study the function of Tlk1 in pluripotent cells. The knockdown (KD)-based Tlk1-deficient cells showed that Tlk1 is not essential for ESC self-renewal in an undifferentiated state. However, Tlk1-KD cells formed irregularly shaped embryoid bodies and induced resistance to differentiation cues, indicating their failure to differentiate into an embryoid body...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317683/polyaniline-cryogels-biocompatibility-of-novel-conducting-macroporous-material
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Petr Humpolíček, Katarzyna Anna Radaszkiewicz, Zdenka Capáková, Jiří Pacherník, Patrycja Bober, Věra Kašpárková, Petra Rejmontová, Marián Lehocký, Petr Ponížil, Jaroslav Stejskal
Polyaniline cryogel is a new unique form of polyaniline combining intrinsic electrical conductivity and the material properties of hydrogels. It is prepared by the polymerization of aniline in frozen poly(vinyl alcohol) solutions. The biocompatibility of macroporous polyaniline cryogel was demonstrated by testing its cytotoxicity on mouse embryonic fibroblasts and via the test of embryotoxicity based on the formation of beating foci within spontaneous differentiating embryonic stem cells. Good biocompatibility was related to low contents of low-molecular-weight impurities in polyaniline cryogel, which was confirmed by liquid chromatography...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314416/transient-microrna-expression-enhances-myogenic-potential-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#4
Joanna Bem, Iwona Grabowska, Maciej Daniszewski, Dorota Zawada, Areta Czerwinska, Lukasz Bugajski, Katarzyna Piwocka, Anna Fogtman, Maria A Ciemerych
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known regulators of various cellular processes, including pluripotency and differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs). We analyzed differentiation of two ESC lines - D3 and B8, and observed significant differences in the expression of miRNAs and genes involved in pluripotency and differentiation. We also examined if transient miRNA overexpression could serve as a sufficient impulse modulating differentiation of mouse ESCs. ESCs were transfected with miRNA Mimics and differentiated in embryoid bodies and embryoid body outgrowths...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286389/differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-into-cortical-interneuron-precursors
#5
David J Tischfield, Stewart A Anderson
GABAergic cortical interneurons are a heterogeneous population of cells that play critical roles in regulating the output of excitatory pyramidal neurons as well as synchronizing the outputs of pyramidal neuron ensembles. Deficits in interneuron function have been implicated in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, autism, and epilepsy. The derivation of cortical interneurons from embryonic stem cells not only allows for the study of their development and function, but provides insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of cortical interneuron-related disorders...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285521/enhanced-differentiation-of-human-preosteoblasts-on-electrospun-blend-fiber-mats-of-polydioxanone-and-anionic-sulfated-polysaccharides
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Nowsheen Goonoo, Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Ulrich Jonas, Dhanjay Jhurry, Holger Schönherr
The viability and differentiation of SaOS-2 preosteoblasts on fiber mats of blends comprising of the biodegradable poly(ester-ether) polydioxanone (PDX) and the sulfate-containing anionic polysaccharides kappa-carrageenan (KCG) and fucoidan (FUC) were investigated for a range of different blend compositions. The detailed analysis of the blend nanofiber properties revealed a different degree of miscibility of PDX and the polysaccharide leading to a different enrichment at the surface of the blend nanofibers, which were observed to be stable in phosphate buffer solution (PBS) for up to 5 weeks...
December 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281682/overexpression-of-map3k7-activates-sinoatrial-node-like-differentiation-in-mouse-es-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Kemar Brown, Stephanie Legros, Francis A Ortega, Yunkai Dai, Michael Xavier Doss, David J Christini, Richard B Robinson, Ann C Foley
In vivo, cardiomyocytes comprise a heterogeneous population of contractile cells defined by unique electrophysiologies, molecular markers and morphologies. The mechanisms directing myocardial cells to specific sub-lineages remain poorly understood. Here we report that overexpression of TGFβ-Activated Kinase (TAK1/Map3k7) in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells faithfully directs myocardial differentiation of embryoid body (EB)-derived cardiac cells toward the sinoatrial node (SAN) lineage. Most cardiac cells in Map3k7-overexpressing EBs adopt markers, cellular morphologies, and electrophysiological behaviors characteristic of the SAN...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274337/generation-of-three-dimensional-retinal-organoids-expressing-rhodopsin-and-s-and-m-cone-opsins-from-mouse-stem-cells
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Kaori Ueda, Akishi Onishi, Shin-Ichiro Ito, Makoto Nakamura, Masayo Takahashi
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional retinal organoids can be differentiated from embryonic stem cells/induced pluripotent stem cells (ES/iPS cells) under defined medium conditions. We modified the serum-free floating culture of embryoid body-like aggregates with quick reaggregation (SFEBq) culture procedure to obtain retinal organoids expressing more rod photoreceptors and S- and M-cone opsins. METHODS: Retinal organoids differentiated from mouse Nrl-eGFP iPS cells were cultured in various mediums during photoreceptor development...
December 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249668/gcn5-regulates-fgf-signaling-and-activates-selective-myc-target-genes-during-early-embryoid-body-differentiation
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Li Wang, Evangelia Koutelou, Calley Hirsch, Ryan McCarthy, Andria Schibler, Kevin Lin, Yue Lu, Collene Jeter, Jianjun Shen, Michelle C Barton, Sharon Y R Dent
Precise control of gene expression during development is orchestrated by transcription factors and co-regulators including chromatin modifiers. How particular chromatin-modifying enzymes affect specific developmental processes is not well defined. Here, we report that GCN5, a histone acetyltransferase essential for embryonic development, is required for proper expression of multiple genes encoding components of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling pathway in early embryoid bodies (EBs). Gcn5-/- EBs display deficient activation of ERK and p38, mislocalization of cytoskeletal components, and compromised capacity to differentiate toward mesodermal lineage...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246575/development-of-one-control-and-one-tumor-specific-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-from-laryngeal-carcinoma-patient
#10
Yamin Zhang, Jing Zhu, Yaozhang Dai, Liuzhong Wang, Rui Liu
Skin fibroblasts and tumor fibroblasts were extracted from a 64-year old male patient clinically diagnosed with laryngeal carcinoma. Control and tumor specific induced pluripotent stem cells were reprogrammed with 5 reprogramming factors, Klf-4, c-Myc, Oct-4, Sox-2, and Lin-28, using the messenger RNA reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC lines showed pluripotency, confirmed by immunofluorescence staining. The iPSC lines also showed normal karyotype, and could form embryoid bodies in vitro and differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo...
December 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246570/integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-from-a-patient-with-autosomal-recessive-alport-syndrome-aras
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Bernd Kuebler, Begoña Aran, Laia Miquel-Serra, Yolanda Muñoz, Elisabet Ars, Gemma Bullich, Monica Furlano, Roser Torra, Merce Marti, Anna Veiga, Angel Raya
A skin biopsy was obtained from a 25-year-old female patient with autosomal recessive Alport syndrome (ARAS) with the homozygous COL4A3 mutation c.345delG, p.(P166Lfs*37). Dermal fibroblasts were derived and reprogrammed by nucleofection with episomal plasmids carrying OCT3/4, SOX2, KLF4 LIN28, L-MYC and p53shRNA. The generated induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) clone AS FiPS1 Ep6F-2 was free of genomically integrated reprogramming genes, had the specific homozygous mutation, a stable karyotype, expressed pluripotency markers and generated embryoid bodies which were differentiated towards the three germ layers in vitro...
December 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229433/establishment-of-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-human-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-keratinocytes
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Wakana Matsumura, Yasuyuki Fujita, Chihiro Nakayama, Satoru Shinkuma, Shotaro Suzuki, Toshifumi Nomura, Riichiro Abe, Hiroshi Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology enables patient-specific pluripotent stem cells to be derived from adult somatic cells without the use of an embryonic cell source. To date, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB)-specific iPSCs have been generated from patients using integrating retroviral vectors. However, vector integration into the host genome can endanger the biosafety and differentiation propensities of iPSCs. Although various integration-free reprogramming systems have been reported, their utility in reprogramming somatic cells from patients remains largely undetermined...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216542/loss-of-heme-oxygenase-1-accelerates-mesodermal-gene-expressions-during-embryoid-body-development-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Yan-Liang Lai, Chen-Yu Lin, Wei-Cheng Jiang, Yen-Chun Ho, Chung-Huang Chen, Shaw-Fang Yet
Heme oxygenase (HO)-1 is an inducible stress response protein and well known to protect cells and tissues against injury. Despite its important function in cytoprotection against physiological stress, the role of HO-1 in embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation remains largely unknown. We showed previously that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that lack HO-1 are more sensitive to oxidant stress-induced cell death and more prone to lose pluripotent markers upon LIF withdrawal. To elucidate the role of HO-1 in ESC differentiation and to rule out the controversy of potential gene flaws in iPS cells, we derived and established mouse HO-1 knockout ESC lines from HO-1 knockout blastocysts...
November 22, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207159/downregulation-of-mir%C3%A2-146a-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-aob%C3%A2-treated-embryoid-body-via-pdgfra-induction
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Lejing Li, Shoulian Zhu, Ying Li, Wenyuan Cao, Xiaoli Qiao
Antioxidant of bamboo leaves (AOB) has been proven to have antioxidant activity and an inhibitory effect on free radicals that induce deterioration of macromolecules. The multi‑target regulation of microRNAs (miRs) in the complicated process of vasculogenesis and angiogenesis lead to the use of miRNA therapy in vascular development. In the present study, the role of miRNAs on early embryo vascular development upon AOB stimulation was investigated. For this purpose, mouse embryonic stem cells were spontaneously differentiated as embryoid bodies (EBs) and were examined by phase contrast microscopy...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205106/differential-expression-of-cholinergic-system-components-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-bone-marrow-derived-multipotent-stromal-cells-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-multipotent-stromal-cells
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Ramona Weist, Thilo Flörkemeier, Yvonne Roger, Annika Franke, Kristin Schwanke, Robert Zweigerdt, Ulrich Martin, Elmar Willbold, Andrea Hoffmann
The components of the cholinergic system are evolutionary very old and conserved molecules that are expressed in typical spatio-temporal patterns. They are involved in signaling in the nervous system whereas their functions in non-neuronal tissues are hardly understood. Stem cells present an attractive cellular system to address functional issues. This study therefore compared human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs; from cord blood endothelial cells), mesenchymal stromal cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC-MSCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) from up to 33 different human donors with respect to gene expressions of components of the cholinergic system...
December 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198663/determination-of-the-culture-time-point-to-induce-corneal-epithelial-differentiation-in-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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R A Martínez García de la Torre, N Nieto-Nicolau, A Morales-Pastor, R P Casaroli-Marano
BACKGROUND: Limbal stem cells (LSC) are progenitor cells in the ocular surface that renew the corneal epithelium. Limbal stem cell deficiency usually induces blindness through the loss of corneal transparency, and bilateral cases do not an accurate treatment because of the lack of an autologous source of stem cells. METHODS: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are promising for use in cell therapy because of their autologous origin and the capability to differentiate into corneal epithelial cells...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193756/investigating-the-cardiac-pathology-of-sco2-mediated-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-patients-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Tova Hallas, Binyamin Eisen, Yuval Shemer, Ronen Ben Jehuda, Lucy N Mekies, Shulamit Naor, Revital Schick, Sivan Eliyahu, Irina Reiter, Eugene Vlodavsky, Yeshayahu Shai Katz, Katrin Õunap, Avraham Lorber, Richard Rodenburg, Hanna Mandel, Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Ofer Binah
Mutations in SCO2 are among the most common causes of COX deficiency, resulting in reduced mitochondrial oxidative ATP production capacity, often leading to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). To date, none of the recent pertaining reports provide deep understanding of the SCO2 disease pathophysiology. To investigate the cardiac pathology of the disease, we were the first to generate induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) from SCO2-mutated patients. For iPSC generation, we reprogrammed skin fibroblasts from two SCO2 patients and healthy controls...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180668/regulation-of-human-and-mouse-telomerase-genes-by-genomic-contexts-and-transcription-factors-during-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation
#18
De Cheng, Shuwen Wang, Wenwen Jia, Yuanjun Zhao, Fan Zhang, Jiuhong Kang, Jiyue Zhu
Differential regulation of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) genes contribute to distinct aging and tumorigenic processes in humans and mice. To study TERT regulation, we generated mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) lines containing single-copy bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) reporters, covering hTERT and mTERT genes and their neighboring loci, via recombinase-mediated BAC targeting. ESC lines with chimeric BACs, in which two TERT promoters were swapped, were also generated. Using these chromatinized BACs, we showed that hTERT silencing during differentiation to embryoid bodies (EBs) and to fibroblast-like cells was driven by the human-specific genomic context and accompanied by increases of repressive epigenetic marks, H3K9me3 and H3K27me3, near its promoter...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179218/puerarin-enhances-ca2-reuptake-and-ca2-content-of-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-in-murine-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-via-upregulation-of-serca2a
#19
Lu Wang, Yurong Cui, Qinghua Liu, Yuanlong Song, Qinghua Hu, Ming Tang, Jürgen Hescheler, Jiaoya Xi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ES-CMs) serve as potential sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the immature sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) function of ES-CMs prevents its application. In this report, we examined the effect of puerarin, an isoflavone compound, on SR function of murine ES-CMs. METHODS: Murine ES-CMs were harvested by embryoid body-based differentiation method. Confocal calcium imaging and whole-cell patch clamps were performed to assess the function of SR...
November 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173894/generation-of-off-the-shelf-natural-killer-cells-from-peripheral-blood-cell-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
Jieming Zeng, Shin Yi Tang, Lai Ling Toh, Shu Wang
Current donor cell-dependent strategies can only produce limited "made-to-order" therapeutic natural killer (NK) cells for limited patients. To provide unlimited "off-the-shelf" NK cells that serve many recipients, we designed and demonstrated a holistic manufacturing scheme to mass-produce NK cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Starting with a highly accessible human cell source, peripheral blood cells (PBCs), we derived a good manufacturing practice-compatible iPSC source, PBC-derived iPSCs (PBC-iPSCs) for this purpose...
November 17, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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