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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399140/collinear-hox-hox-interactions-are-involved-in-patterning-the-vertebrate-anteroposterior-a-p-axis
#1
Kongju Zhu, Herman P Spaink, Antony J Durston
Investigating regulation and function of the Hox genes, key regulators of positional identity in the embryo, opened a new vista in developmental biology. One of their most striking features is collinearity: the temporal and spatial orders of expression of these clustered genes each match their 3' to 5' order on the chromosome. Despite recent progress, the mechanisms underlying collinearity are not understood. Here we show that ectopic expression of 4 different single Hox genes predictably induces and represses expression of others, leading to development of different predictable specific sections of the body axis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398705/associations-between-the-noggin-rs227731-polymorphism-and-nscl-p-risk-may-be-associated-with-ethnicities-a-meta-analysis
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Feilong Wang, Ying Jiang, Sheng Yang, Qin Liu, Juhong Lin, Hongmei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the noggin rs227731 polymorphism on chromosome 17q22 and risk of nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without palate (NSCL/P). METHODS: Three online databases were searched, including Embase, PubMed, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure. The strength of the associations was evaluated by odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). We also made a subgroup analysis to explore sources of heterogeneity...
April 3, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392831/directing-three-dimensional-multicellular-morphogenesis-by-self-organization-of-vascular-mesenchymal-cells-in-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogels
#3
Xiaolu Zhu, Shiva Gojgini, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Peng Fei, Siyan Dong, Chih-Ming Ho, Tatiana Segura
BACKGROUND: Physical scaffolds are useful for supporting cells to form three-dimensional (3D) tissue. However, it is non-trivial to develop a scheme that can robustly guide cells to self-organize into a tissue with the desired 3D spatial structures. To achieve this goal, the rational regulation of cellular self-organization in 3D extracellular matrix (ECM) such as hydrogel is needed. RESULTS: In this study, we integrated the Turing reaction-diffusion mechanism with the self-organization process of cells and produced multicellular 3D structures with the desired configurations in a rational manner...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362406/efficient-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-nkx6-1-pancreatic-progenitors
#4
Emily C McGaugh, M Cristina Nostro
Pluripotent stem cells have the ability to self renew and differentiate to multiple lineages, making them an attractive source for the generation of pancreatic progenitor cells that can be used for the study of and future treatment of diabetes. This article outlines a four-stage differentiation protocol designed to generate pancreatic progenitor cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). This protocol can be applied to a number of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines. The approach taken to generate pancreatic progenitor cells is to differentiate hESCs to accurately model key stages of pancreatic development...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361317/generation-of-gastrointestinal-organoids-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#5
Jorge O Múnera, James M Wells
Over the past several decades, developmental biologists have discovered fundamental mechanisms by which organs form in developing embryos. With this information it is now possible to generate human "organoids" by the stepwise differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells using a process that recapitulates organ development. For the gastrointestinal tract, one of the first key steps is the formation of definitive endoderm and mesoderm, a process that relies on the TGFb molecule Nodal. Endoderm is then patterned along the anterior-posterior axis, with anterior endoderm forming the foregut and posterior endoderm forming the mid and hindgut...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347989/wrn-conditioned-media-is-sufficient-for-in-vitro-propagation-of-intestinal-organoids-from-large-farm-and-small-companion-animals
#6
Robin H Powell, Michael S Behnke
Recent years have seen significant developments in the ability to continuously propagate organoids derived from intestinal crypts. These advancements have been applied to mouse and human samples providing models for gastrointestinal tissue development and disease. We adapt these methods for the propagation of intestinal organoids (enteroids) from various large farm and small companion (LF/SC) animals, including cat, dog, cow, horse, pig, sheep, and chicken. We show that LF/SC enteroids propagate and expand in L-WRN conditioned media containing signaling factors Wnt3a, R-spondin-3, and Noggin (WRN)...
March 27, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266688/the-bmp2-variant-l51p-restores-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-the-presence-of-intervertebral-disc-cells
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A Tekari, R D May, D A Frauchiger, S C Chan, L M Benneker, B Gantenbein
Spinal fusion is hampered by the presence of remaining intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue and leads to spinal non-union. While the exact mechanism remains unknown, we hypothesise that factors preventing disc ossification, such as antagonists of the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP), could be responsible for this process. The objective of this study was to investigate spinal non-union using an in vitro human model with a focus on the BMP signalling components and to identify factors contributing to the incomplete and delayed ossification...
February 23, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253550/olig1-is-required-for-noggin-induced-neonatal-myelin-repair
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Jennifer K Sabo, Vivi Heine, John C Silbereis, Lucas Schirmer, Steven W Levison, David H Rowitch
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal white matter injury (NWMI) is a lesion found in preterm infants that can lead to cerebral palsy. Although antagonists of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, such as Noggin, promote oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) production after hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury, the downstream functional targets are poorly understood. The basic helix-loop-helix protein, oligodendrocyte transcription factor 1 (Olig1), promotes oligodendrocyte (OL) development and is essential during remyelination in adult mice...
April 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246470/long-term-culture-induced-phenotypic-difference-and-efficient-cryopreservation-of-small-intestinal-organoids-by-treatment-timing-of-rho-kinase-inhibitor
#9
Sung-Hoon Han, Sehwan Shim, Min-Jung Kim, Hye-Yun Shin, Won-Suk Jang, Sun-Joo Lee, Young-Woo Jin, Seung-Sook Lee, Seung Bum Lee, Sunhoo Park
AIM: To investigate a suitable long-term culture system and optimal cryopreservation of intestinal organoid to improve organoid-based therapy by acquiring large numbers of cells. METHODS: Crypts were isolated from jejunum of C57BL/6 mouse. Two hundred crypts were cultured in organoid medium with either epidermal growth factor/Noggin/R-spondin1 (ENR) or ENR/CHIR99021/VPA (ENR-CV). For subculture, organoids cultured on day 7 were passaged using enzyme-free cell dissociation buffer (STEMCELL Technologies)...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207159/the-critical-role-of-the-znf217-oncogene-in-promoting-breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-bone
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Aurélie Bellanger, Caterina F Donini, Julie A Vendrell, Jonathan Lavaud, Irma Machuca-Gayet, Maëva Ruel, Julien Vollaire, Evelyne Grisard, Balázs Győrffy, Ivan Bièche, Olivier Peyruchaud, Jean-Luc Coll, Isabelle Treilleux, Véronique Maguer-Satta, Véronique Josserand, Pascale A Cohen
Bone metastasis affects >70% of patients with advanced breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. On the basis of analysis of clinical datasets, and in vitro and in vivo experiments, we report that the ZNF217 oncogene is a crucial mediator and indicator of bone metastasis. Patients with high ZNF217 mRNA expression levels in primary breast tumours had a higher risk of developing bone metastases. MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells stably transfected with ZNF217 (MDA-MB-231-ZNF217) showed the dysregulated expression of a set of genes with bone-homing and metastasis characteristics, which overlapped with two previously described 'osteolytic bone metastasis' gene signatures, while also highlighting the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149772/differentiation-potential-of-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-into-photoreceptors-through-explants-culture-and-enzyme-methods
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Wei-Wei Xu, Li Huang, Kelvin K L Chong, Doreen S Y Leung, Benjamin F L Li, Zheng-Qin Yin, Yi-Fei Huang, Chi Pui Pang
AIM: To investigate the retinal photoreceptor differentiation potential of human orbital adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) generated by enzyme (EN) and explant (EX) culture methods. METHODS: We investigated potentials of human orbital ADSCs to differentiate into photoreceptors through EN and EX culture methods. EN and EX orbital ADSCs were obtained from the same donor during rehabilitative orbital decompression, and then were subject to a 3-step induction using Noggin, DKK-1, IGF-1 and b-FGF at different time points for 38d...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125332/the-versatility-of-rhoa-activities-in-neural-differentiation
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Arie Horowitz, Junning Yang, Jingli Cai, Lorraine Iacovitti
In this commentary we discuss a paper we published recently on the activities of the GTPase RhoA during neural differentiation of murine embryonic stem cells, and relate our findings to previous studies. We narrate how we found that RhoA impedes neural differentiation by inhibiting the production as well as the secretion of noggin, a soluble factor that antagonizes bone morphogenetic protein. We discuss how the questions we tried to address shaped the study, and how embryonic stem cells isolated from a genetically modified mouse model devoid of Syx, a RhoA-specific guanine exchange factor, were used to address them...
January 26, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096456/antibody-conjugated-dna-based-nanocarriers-intercalated-with-doxorubicin-eliminate-myofibroblasts-in-explants-of-human-lens-tissue
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Jacquelyn Gerhart, Marvin Greenbaum, Lou Casta, Anthony Clemente, Keith Mathers, Robert Getts, Mindy George-Weinstein
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) occurs in some adults and most children following cataract surgery. The fibrotic form of PCO arises, in part, from migratory, contractile myofibroblasts that deform the lens capsule and impair vision. In short-term cultures of human anterior lens tissue, myofibroblasts emerge from Myo/Nog cells that are identified with the G8 monoclonal antibody and by their expression of the MyoD transcription factor and bone morphogenetic protein inhibitor noggin. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that targeted depletion of Myo/Nog cells with the G8 mAb conjugated to three-dimensional DNA nanocarriers intercalated with Doxorubicin (G8:3DNA:Dox) would prevent the accumulation of myofibroblasts in long-term, serum and growth factor free cultures of human lens tissue obtained by capsulorhexis...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095743/adult-murine-pancreatic-progenitors-require-epidermal-growth-factor-and-nicotinamide-for-self-renewal-and-differentiation-in-a-serum-and-conditioned-medium-free-culture
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Lena Wedeken, Angela Luo, Jacob R Tremblay, Jeffrey Rawson, Liang Jin, Dan Gao, Janine Quijano, Hsun Teresa Ku
Adult pancreatic stem and progenitor cells may serve as an alternative source of insulin-secreting endocrine cells in cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes, but much remained unknown about these cells. We previously identified adult murine pancreatic progenitor-like cells that displayed in vitro self-renewal and tri-lineage differentiation activities in a three-dimensional colony/organoid assay containing 1% methylcellulose and 5% Matrigel. However, the presence of other undefined culture components, such as serum and conditioned medium, has prevented a complete understanding of the signals required for progenitor cell growth...
April 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059714/regeneration-of-fat-cells-from-myofibroblasts-during-wound-healing
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Maksim V Plikus, Christian F Guerrero-Juarez, Mayumi Ito, Yun Rose Li, Priya H Dedhia, Ying Zheng, Mengle Shao, Denise L Gay, Raul Ramos, Tsai-Ching Hsi, Ji Won Oh, Xiaojie Wang, Amanda Ramirez, Sara E Konopelski, Arijh Elzein, Anne Wang, Rarinthip June Supapannachart, Hye-Lim Lee, Chae Ho Lim, Arben Nace, Amy Guo, Elsa Treffeisen, Thomas Andl, Ricardo N Ramirez, Rabi Murad, Stefan Offermanns, Daniel Metzger, Pierre Chambon, Alan D Widgerow, Tai-Lan Tuan, Ali Mortazavi, Rana K Gupta, Bruce A Hamilton, Sarah E Millar, Patrick Seale, Warren S Pear, Mitchell A Lazar, George Cotsarelis
Although regeneration through the reprogramming of one cell lineage to another occurs in fish and amphibians, it has not been observed in mammals. We discovered in the mouse that during wound healing, adipocytes regenerate from myofibroblasts, a cell type thought to be differentiated and nonadipogenic. Myofibroblast reprogramming required neogenic hair follicles, which triggered bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling and then activation of adipocyte transcription factors expressed during development. Overexpression of the BMP antagonist Noggin in hair follicles or deletion of the BMP receptor in myofibroblasts prevented adipocyte formation...
February 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997570/the-study-on-biological-function-of-keratin-26-a-novel-member-of-liaoning-cashmere-goat-keratin-gene-family
#16
Mei Jin, Jing Wang, Ming-Xing Chu, Jun Piao, Jing-Ai Piao, Feng-Qin Zhao
In our research, we explored the relationship between Keratin 26 and the regulation of fine hair, BMP signaling pathway, MT, FGF5, and IGF-I. The result of hybridization in situ revealed that Keratin 26 was specially expressed in cortex of skin hair follicles; the result of immunohistochemistry indicated that Keratin 26 was expressed in internal root sheath, external root sheath. Then, Real-time quantitative PCR results showed that relative expressive quantity of Keratin 26 was 1.08 or 3.3 × greater in secondary follicle than primary follicle during anagen or catagen; the difference during anagen was not remarkable (p>0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992514/induction-of-skin-derived-precursor-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#17
Yoriko Sugiyama-Nakagiri, Tsutomu Fujimura, Shigeru Moriwaki
The generation of full thickness human skin from dissociated cells is an attractive approach not only for treating skin diseases, but also for treating many systemic disorders. However, it is currently not possible to obtain an unlimited number of skin dermal cells. The goal of this study was to develop a procedure to produce skin dermal stem cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Skin-derived precursor cells (SKPs) were isolated as adult dermal precursors that could differentiate into both neural and mesodermal progenies and could reconstitute the dermis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983534/osteoblastic-differentiation-and-cell-calcification-of-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma-induced-by-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
#18
Xiaorong Yan, Dezhi Kang, Jun Pan, Changzhen Jiang, Yuanxiang Lin, Songtao Qi
BACKGROUND: The calcification of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) often creates difficulties for surgical therapy. Nevertheless, the mechanism of ACP calcification is unclear. Our previous studies demonstrated that osteoblastic factors might play important roles in ACP calcification. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effects of recombinant human Bmp2 on ACP cell differentiation by testing osteoblastic proteins and calcium deposition. METHODS: The expression of osteoblastic factors including osteopontin (OPN), Runx2, and osterix in Bmp2-treated ACP cells was examined by western blot and/or real time PCR...
2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935820/s113r-mutation-in-slc33a1-leads-to-neurodegeneration-and-augmented-bmp-signaling-in-a-mouse-model
#19
Pingting Liu, Baichun Jiang, Jian Ma, Pengfei Lin, Yinshuai Zhang, Changshun Shao, Wenjie Sun, Yaoqin Gong
The S113R mutation (c.339T>G) (MIM #603690.0001) in SLC33A1 (MIM #603690), an ER membrane acetyl-CoA transporter, has been previously identified in individuals with hereditary spastic paraplegia type 42 (SPG42; MIM #612539). SLC33A1 has also been shown to inhibit the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway in zebrafish. To better understand the function of SLC33A1, we generated and characterized Slc33a1(S113R) knock-in mice. Homozygous Slc33a1(S113R) mutant mice were embryonic lethal, whereas heterozygous Slc33a1 mutant mice (Slc33a1(wt/mut)) exhibited behavioral abnormalities and central neurodegeneration, which is consistent with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) phenotypes...
January 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932058/tnap-stimulates-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-trans-differentiation-into-chondrocytes-through-calcium-deposition-and-bmp-2-activation-possible-implication-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability
#20
Maya Fakhry, Monika Roszkowska, Anne Briolay, Carole Bougault, Alain Guignandon, Juan Ignacio Diaz-Hernandez, Miguel Diaz-Hernandez, Slawomir Pikula, René Buchet, Eva Hamade, Bassam Badran, Laurence Bessueille, David Magne
Atherosclerotic plaque calcification varies from early, diffuse microcalcifications to a bone-like tissue formed by endochondral ossification. Recently, a paradigm has emerged suggesting that if the bone metaplasia stabilizes the plaques, microcalcifications are harmful. Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP), an ectoenzyme necessary for mineralization by its ability to hydrolyze inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi), is stimulated by inflammation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Our objective was to determine the role of TNAP in trans-differentiation of VSMCs and calcification...
December 6, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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