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Nan-Hee Seo, Eun-Hye Lee, Jin-Hee Seo, Hwa-Ryung Song, Myung-Kwan Han
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are metabolically distinct from their differentiated counterparts. ESC mitochondria are less complex and fewer in number than their differentiated progeny. However, few studies have examined the proteins responsible for differences in mitochondrial structure and function between ESCs and somatic cells. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the differences between mitochondrial proteins in these two cell types. We demonstrate that HSP60 is more abundant in mouse ESC mitochondria than in mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
March 16, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Meixiang Zhang, Justine Ngo, Filomena Pirozzi, Ying-Pu Sun, Anthony Wynshaw-Boris
BACKGROUND: Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been widely used to generate cellular models harboring specific disease-related genotypes. Of particular importance are ESC and iPSC applications capable of producing dorsal telencephalic neural progenitor cells (NPCs) that are representative of the cerebral cortex and overcome the challenges of maintaining a homogeneous population of cortical progenitors over several passages in vitro. While previous studies were able to derive NPCs from pluripotent cell types, the fraction of dorsal NPCs in this population is small and decreases over several passages...
March 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Plansky Hoang, Jason Wang, Bruce R Conklin, Kevin E Healy, Zhen Ma
The creation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) has provided an unprecedented opportunity to study tissue morphogenesis and organ development through 'organogenesis-in-a-dish'. Current approaches to cardiac organoid engineering rely on either direct cardiac differentiation from embryoid bodies (EBs) or generation of aligned cardiac tissues from predifferentiated cardiomyocytes from monolayer hiPSCs. To experimentally model early cardiac organogenesis in vitro, our protocol combines biomaterials-based cell patterning with stem cell organoid engineering...
April 2018: Nature Protocols
Belén Prados, Paula Gómez-Apiñániz, Tania Papoutsi, Guillermo Luxán, Stephane Zaffran, José María Pérez-Pomares, José Luis de la Pompa
During mammalian heart development, restricted myocardial Bmp2 expression is a key patterning signal for atrioventricular canal specification and the epithelial-mesenchyme transition that gives rise to the valves. Using a mouse transgenic line conditionally expressing Bmp2, we show that widespread Bmp2 expression in the myocardium leads to valve and chamber dysmorphogenesis and embryonic death by E15.5. Transgenic embryos show thickened valves, ventricular septal defect, enlarged trabeculae and dilated ventricles, with an endocardium able to undergo EMT both in vivo and in vitro...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Ashfaqul Hoque, Priyadharshini Sivakumaran, Simon T Bond, Naomi X Y Ling, Anne M Kong, John W Scott, Nadeeka Bandara, Damián Hernández, Guei-Sheung Liu, Raymond C B Wong, Michael T Ryan, Derek J Hausenloy, Bruce E Kemp, Jonathan S Oakhill, Brian G Drew, Alice Pébay, Shiang Y Lim
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a valuable tool for studying the cardiac developmental process in vitro, and cardiomyocytes derived from iPSCs are a putative cell source for personalized medicine. Changes in mitochondrial morphology have been shown to occur during cellular reprogramming and pluripotent stem cell differentiation. However, the relationships between mitochondrial dynamics and cardiac mesoderm commitment of iPSCs remain unclear. Here we demonstrate that changes in mitochondrial morphology from a small granular fragmented phenotype in pluripotent stem cells to a filamentous reticular elongated network in differentiated cardiomyocytes are required for cardiac mesodermal differentiation...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
Julia Dahlmann, George Awad, Carsten Dolny, Sönke Weinert, Karin Richter, Klaus-Dieter Fischer, Thomas Munsch, Volkmar Leßmann, Marianne Volleth, Martin Zenker, Yaoyao Chen, Claudia Merkl, Angelika Schnieke, Hassina Baraki, Ingo Kutschka, George Kensah
The possibility to generate cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells in vitro has enormous significance for basic research, disease modeling, drug development and heart repair. The concept of heart muscle reconstruction has been studied and optimized in the rat model using rat primary cardiovascular cells or xenogeneic pluripotent stem cell derived-cardiomyocytes for years. However, the lack of rat pluripotent stem cells (rPSCs) and their cardiovascular derivatives prevented the establishment of an authentic clinically relevant syngeneic or allogeneic rat heart regeneration model...
2018: PloS One
Anthony Flamier, Supriya Singh, Theodore P Rasmussen
Human birth defects are relatively common and can be caused by exposure to environmental teratogens or to pharmaceuticals with teratogenic activities. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), by virtue of their pluripotent nature, provide an excellent cellular platform for teratogen detection and risk assessment. This unit describes detailed protocols for the preparation and validation of highly pluripotent hESCs, the production of large quantities of aggregated multicellular spheroids composed of hESCs, and these spheroids' differentiation into embryoid bodies (EBs)...
February 21, 2018: Current Protocols in Toxicology
Yu Nakano, Shinya Iwanaga, Hiroshi Mizumoto, Toshihisa Kajiwara
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have the ability to differentiate into all types of blood cells and can be transplanted to treat blood disorders. However, it is difficult to obtain HSCs in large quantities because of the shortage of donors. Recent efforts have focused on acquiring HSCs by differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. As a conventional differentiation method of pluripotent stem cells, the formation of embryoid bodies (EBs) is often employed. However, the size of EBs is limited by depletion of oxygen and nutrients, which prevents them from being efficient for the production of HSCs...
March 3, 2018: Cytotechnology
Zongdong Li, Natasha M Nesbitt, Lisa E Malone, Dimitri V Gnatenko, Song Wu, Daifeng Wang, Wei Zhu, Geoffrey D Girnun, Wadie F Bahou
Bioenergetic requirements of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and pluripotent stem cells (PSC) vary with lineage fate, and cellular adaptations rely largely on substrate (glucose/glutamine) availability and mitochondrial function to balance TCA-derived anabolic and redox-regulated antioxidant functions.  Heme synthesis and degradation converge in a linear pathway that utilizes TCA cycle-derived carbon in cataplerotic reactions of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis, terminated by NAD(P)H-dependent biliverdin reductases (IXα, BLVRA and IXβ, BLVRB) that lead to bilirubin generation and cellular antioxidant functions...
March 2, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Yujing Gao, Gabrielle R Wilson, Kiymet Bozaoglu, Andrew G Elefanty, Edouard G Stanley, Mirella Dottori, Paul J Lockhart
Mutations in RAB39B are a known cause of X-linked early onset Parkinson's disease. Isogenic human embryonic stem cell lines carrying two independent deletions of RAB39B were generated using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool. The deletions were confirmed by PCR and direct sequence analysis in two edited stem cell lines. Both cell lines showed pluripotency and displayed a normal karyotype. Further, they were able to form embryoid bodies in vitro, and express markers indicative of differentiation to the three germ layers...
February 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Syouichi Katayama, Atsushi Morii, Juliet O Makanga, Takayoshi Suzuki, Naoki Miyata, Tetsuya Inazu
Histone acetylation and deacetylation correlate with diverse biological phenomena through gene transcription. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) regulate deacetylation of histones and other proteins. However, as a member of the HDAC family, HDAC8 function during neurodevelopment is currently unknown. Therefore, we investigated HDAC8 function during neurodevelopment by examining embryoid body (EB) formation in P19 cells. HDAC8-selective inhibitor (NCC-149) (HDAC8i)-treated cells showed smaller EBs than non-treated cells, as well as reduced expression levels of the neuronal marker, NeuN...
February 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Marta Trevisan, Vanessa Barbaro, Silvia Riccetti, Giulia Masi, Luisa Barzon, Patrizia Nespeca, Gualtiero Alvisi, Enzo Di Iorio, Giorgio Palù
Transgene free UNIPDi002-A-human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line was generated by Sendai Virus Vectors reprogramming from human oral mucosal epithelial stem cells (hOMESCs) of a patient affected by ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC)-syndrome, carrying a mutation in exon 8 of the TP63 gene (R304Q). The UNIPDi002-A-hiPSC line retained the mutation of the parental R304Q-hOMESCs and displayed a normal karyotype. No residual expression of transgenes nor Sendai virus vector sequences were detected in the line at passage 8...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Danping Hong, Jiongyan Ding, Ouyang Li, Quan He, Minxia Ke, Mengyi Zhu, Lili Liu, Wen-Bin Ou, Yulong He, Yuehong Wu
BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) represent an innovative source for the standardized in vitro generation of macrophages (Mφ). Mφ show great promise in disease pathogenesis, particularly tuberculosis. However, there is no information about human iPS-derived (hiPS) macrophages (hiPS-Mφ) in response to tuberculosis infection. METHODS: In the present study, macrophages derived from hiPS were established via embryoid body (EB) formation by using feeder-free culture conditions, and the human monocyte cell line THP-1 (THP-1-Mφ) was used as control...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Marta Trevisan, Enzo Di Iorio, Giulia Masi, Silvia Riccetti, Luisa Barzon, Gualtiero Alvisi, Luciana Caenazzo, Vanessa Barbaro, Giorgio Palù
Oral mucosa epithelial stem cells from a patient affected by Ectrodactyly-Ectodermal dysplasia-Clefting (EEC) syndrome carrying the R279H mutation in the TP63 gene were reprogrammed into human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) with episomal vectors. The generated UNIPDi003-A-hPSC line retained the mutation of the parental cells and showed a normal karyotype upon long term culture. Analysis of residual transgenes expression showed that the episomal vectors were eliminated from the cell line. UNIPDi003-A-hiPSCs expressed the undifferentiated state marker alkaline phosphatase along with a panel of pluripotency markers, and formed embryoid bodies capable of expressing markers belonging to all the three germ layers...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Martje G Pauly, Victor Krajka, Felix Stengel, Philip Seibler, Christine Klein, Philipp Capetian
Keeping neural stem cells under proliferation, followed by terminal differentiation, can substantially increase the number of neurons generated. With regard to the usability of proliferating neurospheres (NSPHs) cultures, adherent induction protocols have not yet been studied in comparison to embryoid body (EB)-based protocols. To compare these proctocols, neural induction of human induced pluripotent stem cells was performed by dual SMAD inhibition under both adherent and free-floating EB culture conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
Xiao Xiao, Raj Putatunda, Yonggang Zhang, Priya V Soni, Fang Li, Ting Zhang, Mingyang Xin, Jin Jun Luo, John R Bethea, Yuan Cheng, Wenhui Hu
BACKGROUND: Lymphotoxin (LT) is a lymphokine mainly expressed in lymphocytes. LTα binds one or two membrane-associated LTβ to form LTα2 β1 or LTα1 β2 heterotrimers. The predominant LTα1 β2 binds to LTβ receptor (LTβR) primarily expressed in epithelial and stromal cells. Most studies on LTβR signaling have focused on the organization, development, and maintenance of lymphoid tissues. However, the roles of LTβR signaling in the nervous system, particularly in neurogenesis, remain unknown...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Anna Altshuler, Mila Verbuk, Swarnabh Bhattacharya, Ifat Abramovich, Roni Haklai, Jacob H Hanna, Yoel Kloog, Eyal Gottlieb, Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein
The transition from naive to primed state of pluripotent stem cells is hallmarked by epithelial-mesenchymal transition, metabolic switch from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis, and changes in the epigenetic landscape. Since these changes are also seen as putative hallmarks of neoplastic cell transformation, we hypothesized that oncogenic pathways may be involved in this process. We report that the activity of RAS is repressed in the naive state of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and that all three RAS isoforms are significantly activated upon early differentiation induced by LIF withdrawal, embryoid body formation, or transition to the primed state...
February 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Ross Ferguson, Vasanta Subramanian
Three dimensional (3D) culture of mammalian cells is emerging as a powerful new tool to understand organogenesis as well as serve as models for diseases with implications for therapeutic evaluation. 3D cultures are referred to variously as spheroid, organoids or embryoid bodies. While many methods exist for large scale production of embryoid bodies or other spheroid cell aggregates, either at controlled sizes using microwell/micropatterned plates or uncontrolled sizes in suspension dishes, very few protocols exist for medium throughput analysis of differentiation at the histological level...
February 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Tao Li, Xia Zhang, Kesheng Jiang, Jing Liu, Zhiqiang Liu
Oxidative stress generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can promote or inhibit cardiac differentiation of stem cells dependent on the intensity of stimuli as well as cellular context in redox and differentiation status. In the current study, we confirmed that suitable intensity of hydrogen peroxide at the formation stage of embryoid bodies (EBs) effectively favored the formation of spontaneously beating cardiomyocytes from P19 embryonal carcinoma cells. Mechanistic studies implicated that extrinsic ROS enhanced the Caspase-mediated degradation of Oct4 and Nanog, two factors that governing pluripotent property...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Jinglong Zhang, Hongxia Cao, Jing Xie, Chen Fan, Youlong Xie, Xin He, Mingzhi Liao, Shiqiang Zhang, Huayan Wang
Unipotent spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can be efficiently reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells only by manipulating the culture condition, without introducing exogenous reprogramming factors. This phenotype raises the hypothesis that the endogenous transcription factors (TFs) in SSCs may facilitate reprogramming to acquire pluripotency. In this study, we screened a pool of SSCs TFs (Bcl6b, Lhx1, Foxo1, Plzf, Id4, Taf4b, and Etv5), and found that oncogene Etv5 could dramatically increase the efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation when combined with Yamanaka factors...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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