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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913923/an-ipsc-patient-specific-model-of-cfh-y402h-polymorphism-displays-characteristic-features-of-amd-and-indicates-a-beneficial-role-for-uv-light-exposure
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Dean Hallam, Joseph Collin, Sanja Bojic, Valeria Chichagova, Adriana Buskin, Yaobo Xu, Lucia Lafage, Elsje G Otten, George Anyfantis, Carla Mellough, Stefan Przyborski, Sameer Alharthi, Viktor Korolchuk, Andrew Lotery, Gabriele Saretzki, Martin McKibbin, Lyle Armstrong, David Steel, David Kavanagh, Majlinda Lako
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness, accounting for 8.7% of all blindness globally. Vision loss is caused ultimately by apoptosis of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and overlying photoreceptors. Treatments are evolving for the wet form of the disease, however these do not exist for the dry form. Complement factor H (CFH) polymorphism in exon 9 (Y402H) has shown a strong association with susceptibility to AMD resulting in complement activation, recruitment of phagocytes, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage and visual decline...
September 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911166/hormonal-and-growth-regulation-of-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-from-the-normal-and-malignant-endometrium-by-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor
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Julien Daubriac, Unnati M Pandya, Kuang-Tzu Huang, Savvas C Pavlides, Patricia Gama, Stephanie V Blank, Pratibha Shukla, Susan E Crawford, Leslie I Gold
We discovered that pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF)-null mice have endometrial hyperplasia, the precursor to human type I endometrial cancer (ECA), which is etiologically linked to unopposed estrogen (E2), suggesting that this potent antiangiogenic factor might contribute to dysregulated growth and the development of type I ECA. Treatment of both ECA cell lines and primary ECA cells with recombinant PEDF dose dependently decreased cellular proliferation via an autocrine mechanism by blocking cells in G1 and G2 phases of the cell cycle...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886036/potential-role-of-sirtuin-1-in-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cells-in-mice-choroidal-neovascularization
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Tomoka Ishida, Takeshi Yoshida, Kosei Shinohara, Kejia Cao, Ken-Ichi Nakahama, Ikuo Morita, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
This study investigated the potential role of sirtuin 1 in Müller glial cells in choroidal neovascularization. In the in vitro study, primary Müller glial cells were cultured and treated with resveratrol, a sirtuin 1 activator. Glial fibrillary acidic protein expression and angiogenesis-related gene expression were examined using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and phagocytosis, as a marker of Müller glial cell function; in addition, a latex bead assay was used to analyze cell function. For the in vivo study, choroidal neovascularization was induced in C57BL/6 mice via laser photocoagulation, and resveratrol was administered intravitreally...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880276/lncrna-znf503-as1-promotes-rpe-differentiation-by-downregulating-znf503-expression
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Xue Chen, Chao Jiang, Bing Qin, Guohua Liu, Jiangdong Ji, Xiantao Sun, Min Xu, Sijia Ding, Meidong Zhu, Guofu Huang, Biao Yan, Chen Zhao
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have important roles in various biological processes. Our previous work has revealed that dedifferentiation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Herein, we show roles of lncRNAs in RPE differentiation. We used microarray to identify lncRNA expression profiles in human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and hiPSC-derived RPE cells. A total of 217 differentially expressed lncRNAs along with the differentiation were initially identified, among which 13 lncRNAs showed a consistent fold change of over 2...
September 7, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860613/the-stem-cell-regulator-pedf-is-dispensable-for-maintenance-and-function-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Emma Rörby, Matilda Billing, Maria Dahl, Sarah Warsi, Silja Andradottir, Kenichi Miharada, Kavitha Siva, Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Ulrika Blank, Göran Karlsson, Stefan Karlsson
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF), a ubiquitously expressed 50 kDa secreted glycoprotein, was recently discovered to regulate self-renewal of neural stem cells and have a supportive effect on human embryonic stem cell growth. Here, we analyzed expression of PEDF in the murine hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) compartments and found that PEDF is highly expressed in primary long-term HSCs. Therefore, we characterized the hematopoietic system in a knockout mouse model for PEDF and using this model we surprisingly found that PEDF is dispensable for HSC regulation...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837677/characterization-of-lincrna-expression-in-the-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-differentiated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Elizabeth D Au, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, Tadeusz J Kaczynksi, Maria E Sousa, Michael H Farkas
Long intervening non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) are increasingly being implicated as important factors in many aspects of cellular development, function, and disease, but remain poorly understood. In this study, we examine the human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) lincRNA transcriptome using RNA-Seq data generated from human fetal RPE (fRPE), RPE derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS-RPE), and undifferentiated iPS (iPS). In addition, we determine the suitability of iPS-RPE, from a transcriptome standpoint, as a model for use in future studies of lincRNA structure and function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835854/retinal-and-choroidal-angiogenesis-a-review-of-new-targets
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REVIEW
Thiago Cabral, Luiz Guilherme M Mello, Luiz H Lima, Júlia Polido, Caio V Regatieri, Rubens Belfort, Vinit B Mahajan
Retinal and choroidal neovascularization are a major cause of significant visual impairment, worldwide. Understanding the various factors involved in the accompanying physiopathology is vital for development of novel treatments, and most important, for preserving patient vision. The intraocular use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapeutics has improved management of the retinal and choroidal neovascularization but some patients do not respond, suggesting other vascular mediators may also contribute to ocular angiogenesis...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830469/retinopathy-of-prematurity-inflammation-choroidal-degeneration-and-novel-promising-therapeutic-strategies
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José Carlos Rivera, Mari Holm, Dordi Austeng, Tora Sund Morken, Tianwei Ellen Zhou, Alexandra Beaudry-Richard, Estefania Marin Sierra, Olaf Dammann, Sylvain Chemtob
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an important cause of childhood blindness globally, and the incidence is rising. The disease is characterized by initial arrested retinal vascularization followed by neovascularization and ensuing retinal detachment causing permanent visual loss. Although neovascularization can be effectively treated via retinal laser ablation, it is unknown which children are at risk of entering this vision-threatening phase of the disease. Laser ablation may itself induce visual field deficits, and there is therefore a need to identify targets for novel and less destructive treatments of ROP...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806447/homocysteine-facilitates-prominent-polygonal-angiogenetic-networks-of-a-choroidal-capillary-sprouting-model
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Yih-Jing Lee, Chien-Chao Chiu, Chia-Ying Ke, Ni Tien, Po-Kang Lin
Purpose: To investigate the effects of homocysteine on choroidal angiogenesis, we established an ex vivo choroidal sprouting explant model and examined the potential growth factors for angiogenesis. Methods: Choroid fragments with retinal pigment epithelium were isolated from mouse and embedded in Matrigel. Homocysteine at different concentrations were added to the culture mediums. The choroidal explants were observed at different time points, and the total area of choroidal sprouting was measured and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795779/core-shell-fibrous-scaffold-as-a-vehicle-for-sustained-release-of-retinal-pigmented-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-for-photoreceptor-differentiation-of-conjunctiva-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Fatemeh Nasehi, Mohsen Karshenas, Samad Nadri, Ghasem Barati, Ahdiye Salim
Coaxial electrospinning technique was introduced as a flexible and promising technique for the fabrication of core-shell fibrous scaffold from poly ethylene glycol/poly caprolactone (PEG/PCL), where retinal pigmented epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) was encapsulated in the core, for photoreceptor differentiation of conjunctiva mesenchymal stem cells (CJMSCs) seed on scaffolds. The morphology and structure of fibers were characterized using SEM and TEM and photoreceptor differentiation was examined by quantitative real time PCR (qPCR)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771223/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-promotes-tumor-metastasis-through-an-interaction-with-laminin-receptor-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Jianjing Hou, Chao Ge, Meiling Cui, Tengfei Liu, Xiaoqin Liu, Hua Tian, Fangyu Zhao, Taoyang Chen, Ying Cui, Ming Yao, Jinjun Li, Hong Li
Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has complex functions in tumor metastasis, but little is known about the roles of PEDF and its receptors in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here we found that high expression of PEDF is associated with shorter overall survival in HCC patients. Forced expression of PEDF enhanced HCC cell aggressive behavior in vitro and in vivo, whereas silencing PEDF expression reduced migration and invasion. Furthermore, PEDF expression led to changes in cell morphology and the expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related markers via ERK1/2 signaling pathway, including the upregulation of N-cadherin and slug, and the downregulation of E-cadherin in HCC cells...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747334/pedf-expression-affects-retinal-endothelial-cell-pro-angiogenic-properties-through-alterations-in-cell-adhesive-mechanisms
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Juliana Falero-Perez, SunYoung Park, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis. Although various ocular cell types including retinal endothelial cells (EC) produce PEDF, we know very little about cell autonomous effects of PEDF in these cell types. Here we determined how PEDF expression affects retinal EC proangiogenic properties. Retinal EC were prepared from wild type (PEDF+/+) and PEDF-deficient (PEDF-/-) mice. The identity of EC was confirmed by staining for specific markers including VE-cadherin, CD31, and B4-lectin...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730105/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-by-preventing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Shu-Wei Tian, Yuan Ren, Jin-Zhi Pei, Bai-Chao Ren, Yuan He
AIM: To investigate the potential of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) to protect the immortalized rat retinal ganglion cells-5 (RGC-5) exposed to CoCl2-induced chemical hypoxia. METHODS: After being differentiated with staurosporine (SS), RGC-5 cells were cultured in four conditions: control group cells cultured in Dulbecco's modified eagle medium (DMEM) supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 100 µmol/mL streptomycin and penicillin (named as normal conditions); hypoxia group cells cultured in DMEM containing 300 µmol/mL CoCl2; cells in the group protected by PEDF were first pretreated with 100 ng/mL PEDF for 2h and then cultured in the same condition as hypoxia group cells; and PEDF group cells that were cultured in the presence of 100 ng/mL PEDF under normal conditions...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728472/the-identification-of-interferon-%C3%AE-as-a-key-supportive-factor-for-retinal-differentiation-of-murine-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Barbora Hermankova, Jan Kossl, Eliska Javorkova, Pavla Bohacova, Michaela Hajkova, Alena Zajicova, Magdalena Krulova, Vladimir Holan
Retinal disorders represent the main cause of decreased quality of vision and even blindness worldwide. The loss of retinal cells causes irreversible damage of the retina, and there are currently no effective treatment protocols for most retinal degenerative diseases. A promising approach for the treatment of retinal disorders is represented by stem cell-based therapy. The perspective candidates are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can differentiate into multiple cell types and produce a number of trophic and growth factors...
August 22, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726562/gene-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Nicholas A Moore, Peter Bracha, Rehan M Hussain, Nuria Morral, Thomas A Ciulla
In neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD), gene therapy to chronically express anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins could ameliorate the treatment burden of chronic intravitreal therapy and improve limited visual outcomes associated with 'real world' undertreatment. Areas covered: In this review, the authors assess the evolution of gene therapy for AMD. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors can transduce retinal pigment epithelium; one such early application was a phase I trial of AAV2-delivered pigment epithelium derived factor gene in advanced nAMD...
October 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706437/comparison-of-two-neurotrophic-serpins-reveals-a-small-fragment-with-cell-survival-activity
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Paige N Winokur, Preeti Subramanian, Jeanee L Bullock, Veronique Arocas, S Patricia Becerra
PURPOSE: Protease nexin-1 (PN-1), a serpin encoded by the SERPINE2 gene, has serine protease inhibitory activity and neurotrophic properties in the brain. PN-1 inhibits retinal angiogenesis; however, PN-1's neurotrophic capacities in the retina have not yet been evaluated. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a serpin that exhibits neurotrophic and antiangiogenic activities but lacks protease inhibitory properties. The aim of this study is to compare PN-1 and PEDF. METHODS: Sequence comparisons were performed using computer bioinformatics programs...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698158/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-play-a-positive-role-in-bone-mineralization-of-osteoblasts-derived-from-diabetic-patients
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Na Song, Jiateng Zhong, Jinghang Zhang, Jian Yu, Jinsong Li, Jinbo Qi, Jun Yang, Yanyan Qiu, Wei Su, Zhiwei Feng, Haijun Wang
Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a multifunctional secreted protein which plays important role in anti-angiogenic, anti-tumorigenic, as well as involves in the metabolism and regeneration of bone. In this study, our aim is to investigate the role of PEDF in regulating mineralization of osteoblasts from diabetic patients (DP). We isolated and cultured osteoblasts derived from DP and non-diabetic patients (NDP), in order to analyze the variable differences via gene expression and calcification assay in vitro...
September 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679845/negative-regulators-of-angiogenesis-important-targets-for-treatment-of-exudative-amd
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REVIEW
Mitra Farnoodian, Shoujian Wang, Joel Dietz, Robert W Nickells, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Angiogenesis contributes to the pathogenesis of many diseases including exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is normally kept in check by a tightly balanced production of pro- and anti-angiogenic factors. The up-regulation of the pro-angiogenic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), is intimately linked to the pathogenesis of exudative AMD, and its antagonism has been effectively targeted for treatment. However, very little is known about potential changes in expression of anti-angiogenic factors and the role they play in choroidal vascular homeostasis and neovascularization associated with AMD...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667418/diabetic-nephropathy-serum-mir-9-confers-a-poor-prognosis-in-and-is-associated-with-level-changes-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor
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Yanxin Xiao, Shuqin Guo, Yunliang Zhang, Zhiying Bian, Liyan Jia, Yanyun Hu, Jie Chen, Chao Yin, Ning Li, Dongxun Zhang, Xincui Zhao, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the serum level of miR-9 and the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) and related molecular mechanisms. RESULTS: Thirty-five healthy subjects and 140 DN patients were divided into five groups: control, DN I-II, DN III, DN IV and DN V. Serum level of miR-9 was measured by real-time qPCR. Serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) lipids, fasting glucose, insulin, hemoglobin A1c (HBA1c), creatinine, fibrinogen and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) were also measured...
June 30, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664762/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-based-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#20
Peter Bracha, Nicholas A Moore, Thomas A Ciulla
In age-related macular degeneration (AMD), stem cells could possibly replace or regenerate disrupted pathologic retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and produce supportive growth factors and cytokines such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor.  Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)-derived RPE was first subretinally transplanted in a neovascular AMD patient in 2014. Areas covered: Induced PSCs are derived from the introduction of transcription factors to adult cells under specific cell culture conditions, followed by differentiation into RPE cells...
June 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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