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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236352/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-clinical-utility-of-testing-for-gpi-anchor-deficient-clones-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-and-other-bone-marrow-disorders-part-1
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Amy E Dezern, Michael J Borowitz
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) arises as a consequence of the non-malignant clonal expansion of one or more hematopoietic stem cells with an acquired somatic mutation of the PIGA gene.(1) Progeny of affected stem cells are deficient in glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs). This deficiency is readily detected by flow cytometry. Though this seems straightforward, the clinical utility of this testing requires that the ordering clinician understand not only the characteristics of the test, but also the biology of the underlying disease, and the clinical and laboratory manifestations in the individual patient...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236331/reduction-of-histone-marks-h3k9me3-and-h3k27me3-by-epidrug-induces-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer
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Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Russell S Taichman
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NE PCa) is an aggressive malignancy, often presenting with advanced metastasis. We previously reported that reduction of histone marks regulated by DNMT1 following epidrug (5-Azacitidine, 5-Aza) treatment controls induction of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and a cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype, which facilitates tumorigenesis in PCa cells. Here, we use the epidrug 5-Aza as a model for how histone marks may regulate the reprogramming of prostate adenocarcinoma into NE phenotypic cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236316/2-5-hexanedione-induces-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-akt-bad-signal-pathway
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Jinsong Sun, Xiaoxia Shi, Shuangyue Li, Fengyuan Piao
2,5-Hexanedione (HD) is an important bioactive metabolite of n-hexane and mediates the neurotoxicity of parent compound. Studies show that HD induces apoptotic death of neural progenitor cells. However, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotential stem cells with the ability to differentiate into various cell types and have been used as cell model for studying the toxic effects of chemicals on stem cells. In this study, we exposed rat bone marrow MSCs to 0, 10, 20, and 40 mM HD in vitro...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236198/sdf-1-induces-tnf-mediated-apoptosis-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Andrew A Jarrah, Martina Schwarskopf, Edward R Wang, Thomas LaRocca, Ashwini Dhume, Shihong Zhang, Lahouria Hadri, Roger J Hajjar, Alison D Schecter, Sima T Tarzami
Chemokines are small secreted proteins with chemoattractant properties that play a key role in inflammation. One such chemokine, Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) also known as CXCL12, and its receptor, CXCR4, are expressed and functional in cardiac myocytes. SDF-1 both stimulates and enhances the cellular signal which attracts potentially beneficial stem cells for tissue repair within the ischemic heart. Paradoxically however, this chemokine is known to act in concert with the inflammatory cytokines of the innate immune response which contributes to cellular injury through the recruitment of inflammatory cells during ischemia...
December 13, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236132/brentuximab-vedotin-maintenance-following-chemotherapy-without-irradiation-for-primary-intracranial-embryonal-carcinoma-in-down-syndrome
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Mohammad H Abu Arja, Suzanne E Conley, Violeta Salceda, Fahd Al-Sufiani, Daniel R Boué, Jonathan L Finlay
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCT) are the most common central nervous system (CNS) tumors in individuals with Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome treated with CNS irradiation are at increased risk of developing cerebrovascular complications such as moyamoya disease. Embryonal carcinoma components are recognized to be more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and confer a very poor prognosis. CD30 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor-receptor superfamily...
December 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236047/hasc-and-dfat-multipotent-stem-cells-for-regenerative-medicine-a-comparison-of-their-potential-differentiation-in-vitro
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Marco Saler, Laura Caliogna, Laura Botta, Francesco Benazzo, Federica Riva, Giulia Gastaldi
Adipose tissue comprises both adipose and non-adipose cells such as mesenchymal stem cells. These cells show a surface antigenic profile similar to that of bone-marrow-derived MSC. The cells derived from the dedifferentiation of mature adipocytes (DFAT) are another cell population with characteristics of stemness. The aim of this study is to provide evidence of the stemness, proliferation, and differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASC) and DFAT obtained from human subcutaneous AT and evaluate their potential use in regenerative medicine...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236046/advances-in-proteomic-techniques-for-cytokine-analysis-focus-on-melanoma-research
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Helena Kupcova Skalnikova, Jana Cizkova, Jakub Cervenka, Petr Vodicka
Melanoma is a skin cancer with permanently increasing incidence and resistance to therapies in advanced stages. Reports of spontaneous regression and tumour infiltration with T-lymphocytes makes melanoma candidate for immunotherapies. Cytokines are key factors regulating immune response and intercellular communication in tumour microenvironment. Cytokines may be used in therapy of melanoma to modulate immune response. Cytokines also possess diagnostic and prognostic potential and cytokine production may reflect effects of immunotherapies...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236045/clodronate-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-against-osteoarthritis
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Maria Teresa Valenti, Monica Mottes, Alessandro Biotti, Massimiliano Perduca, Arianna Pisani, Michele Bovi, Michela Deiana, Samuele Cheri, Luca Dalle Carbonare
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most prevalent musculoskeletal pathology, is mainly characterized by the progressive degradation of articular cartilage due to an imbalance between anabolic and catabolic processes. Consequently, OA has been associated with defects in the chondrocitic differentiation of progenitor stem cells (PSCs). In addition, SOX9 is the transcription factor responsible for PSCs chondrogenic commitment. To evaluate the effects of the non-amino bisphosphonate clodronate in OA patients we investigated SOX9 gene expression in circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) and in an in vitro OA model...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235974/processing-fixed-and-stored-adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-quantitative-protein-array-assays
#9
Jessica S Sadick, Eric M Darling
Accurately characterizing cellular subpopulations is essential for elucidating the mechanisms underlying normal and pathological biology. Isolation of specific cell types can be accomplished by labeling unique cell-associated proteins with fluorescent antibodies. Cell fixation is commonly used to prepare these samples and allow for long-term storage, but this poses challenges for subsequent protein analysis. We previously established the FITSAR (formaldehyde-fixed intracellular target-sorted antigen retrieval) method, in which protein can be isolated and characterized from fixed, enriched cell subpopulations...
December 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235729/conductive-tough-hydrogel-for-bioapplications
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Mohammad Javadi, Qi Gu, Sina Naficy, Syamak Farajikhah, Jeremy M Crook, Gordon G Wallace, Stephen Beirne, Simon E Moulton
Biocompatible conductive tough hydrogels represent a new class of advanced materials combining the properties of tough hydrogels and biocompatible conductors. Here, a simple method, to achieve a self-assembled tough elastomeric composite structure that is biocompatible, conductive, and with high flexibility, is reported. The hydrogel comprises polyether-based liner polyurethane (PU), poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS), and liquid crystal graphene oxide (LCGO)...
December 13, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235568/aldh1a3-affects-colon-cancer-in-vitro-proliferation-and-invasion-depending-on-cxcr4-status
#11
Hailiang Feng, Yanyan Liu, Xiaocui Bian, Fangying Zhou, Yuqin Liu
BACKGROUND: Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) has been widely used as a marker of cancer stem cells (CSCs). However, the ALDH family includes 19 members, and the most relevant isoforms and their biological functions in cancer biology are still controversial. METHODS: We examined ALDH enzyme activity and the mRNA expression of 19 ALDH members in 58 human cell lines. The biological effect and mechanism of knocking down ALDH1A3 with siRNA and shRNA in cell lines were explored...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235547/stem-cells-stem-cell-therapy-for-liver-cirrhosis-unrealistic
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Iain Dickson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235536/genetically-unmatched-human-ipsc-and-esc-exhibit-equivalent-gene-expression-and-neuronal-differentiation-potential
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Hany E Marei, A Althani, S Lashen, C Cenciarelli, Anwarul Hasan
The potential uniformity between differentiation and therapeutic potential of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) remains debatable. We studied the gene expression profiles, pathways analysis and the ability to differentiated into neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and motor neurons (MNs) of genetically unmatched integration-free hiPSC versus hESC to highlight possible differences/similarities between them at the molecular level. We also provided the functional information of the neurons derived from the different hESCs and hiPSCs lines using the Neural Muscular Junction (NMJ) Assay...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235476/breast-cancer-metastasis-suppressor-otud1-deubiquitinates-smad7
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Zhengkui Zhang, Yao Fan, Feng Xie, Hang Zhou, Ke Jin, Li Shao, Wenhao Shi, Pengfei Fang, Bing Yang, Hans van Dam, Peter Ten Dijke, Xiaofeng Zheng, Xiaohua Yan, Junling Jia, Min Zheng, Jin Jin, Chen Ding, Sheng Ye, Fangfang Zhou, Long Zhang
Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer patients. TGF-β is pro-metastatic for malignant cancer cells. Here we report a loss-of-function screen in mice with metastasis as readout and identify OTUD1 as a metastasis-repressing factor. OTUD1-silenced cancer cells show mesenchymal and stem-cell-like characteristics. Further investigation reveals that OTUD1 directly deubiquitinates the TGF-β pathway inhibitor SMAD7 and prevents its degradation. Moreover, OTUD1 cleaves Lysine 33-linked poly-ubiquitin chains of SMAD7 Lysine 220, which exposes the SMAD7 PY motif, enabling SMURF2 binding and subsequent TβRI turnover at the cell surface...
December 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235445/direct-three-dimensional-printing-of-polymeric-scaffolds-with-nanofibrous-topography
#15
Aruna Prasopthum, Kevin Shakesheff, Jing Yang
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a powerful manufacturing tool for making 3D structures with well-defined architectures for a wide range of applications. The field of tissue engineering has also adopted this technology to fabricate scaffolds for tissue regeneration. The ability to control architecture of scaffolds, e.g. matching anatomical shapes and having defined pore size, has since been improved significantly. However, the material surface of these scaffolds is smooth and does not resemble that found in natural extracellular matrix (ECM), in particular, the nanofibrous morphology of collagen...
December 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235444/contact-guidance-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-using-3d-bioprinted-gelatin-patterned-hydrogel
#16
Ajay Tijore, Scott Alexander Irvine, Udi Sarig, Priyadarshini Mhaisalkar, Vrushali Baisane, Subbu S Venkatraman
Here, we have developed a 3D bioprinted microchanneled gelatin hydrogel that promotes human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) myocardial commitment and supports native cardiomyocytes (CMs) contractile functionality. Firstly, we studied the effect of bioprinted microchanneled hydrogel on the alignment, elongation, and differentiation of hMSC. Notably, the cells displayed well defined F-actin anisotropy and elongated morphology on the microchanneled hydrogel, hence showing the effects of topographical control over cell behavior...
December 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235378/the-hexane-fraction-of-bursera-microphylla-a-gray-induces-p21-mediated-anti-proliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-in-human-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Sabrina Adorisio, Alessandra Fierabracci, Giulia Gigliarelli, Isabella Muscari, Lorenza Cannarile, Anna Marina Liberati, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Carlo Riccardi, Massimo Curini, Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda, Domenico V Delfino
Bursera microphylla (BM), one of the common elephant trees, is widely distributed in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico. The Seri ethnic group in the Sonoran Desert uses BM as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller drug for the treatment of sore throat, herpes labialis, abscessed tooth, and wound healing. Dried stems and leaves of BM are used in a tea to relieve painful urination and to stimulate bronchial secretion. Furthermore, BM is used for fighting venereal diseases. To investigate the effects of the hexane fraction of resin methanol extract (BM-H) on cell growth, the acute myeloid cell line (OCI-AML3) was treated with 250, 25, or 2...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235276/-anti-tumor-target-identification-and-molecular-mechanism-study-of-total-saponins-from-albizia-julibrissin
#18
Yi Qian, Qing-Hua Han, Dan Liu, Peng-Fei Tu, Ke-Wu Zeng, Hong Liang
Dried stem bark from Albizia julibrissin(AJ) is a common traditional Chinese herb with several therapy effects including insomnia, anxiety and anti-tumor. Recently, the anti-tumor effect and mechanism studies of AJ have drawn much attention; however, there are still some troubles in chemical composition separation, which leads to the difficulties in pharmacological research of AJ. In this study, we firstly confirmed the proliferation inhibitory effect of total saponins from AJ(TSAJ)on human hepatocarcinoma(HepG2) cells, and also tested the apoptosis induction effect of TSAJ...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235275/-identification-and-function-analysis-of-neuroprotective-targets-group-of-modified-wuzi-yanzong-pill
#19
Ke-Wu Zeng, Yan-Jun Wan, Li-Xi Liao, Kun Jiang, Xue-Mei Wang, Lian-Ying Liu, Peng-Fei Tu
Targets group identification in complex Chinese medicine system is a key step for revealing the potential mechanism of Chinese medicine. The solid beads with magnetic core and benzophenone-modified surface were made in our study, and then benzophenone was activated and cross-linked with the C-H bonds of chemical compositions in Chinese medicines under UV excitation. Thus the chemical compositions of modified Wuzi Yanzong pill(MWP) were linked to the solid bead surface, and enriched the neuroprotective targets group of MWP after being co-incubated with nerve cell lysate...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235254/mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-double-edged-sword-in-radiation-induced-lung-injury
#20
Yi Yao, Zhongliang Zheng, Qibin Song
Radiation therapy is an important treatment modality for multiple thoracic malignancies. However, radiation-induced lung injury (RILI), which is the term generally used to describe damage to the lungs caused by exposure to ionizing radiation, remains a critical issue affecting both tumor control and patient quality of life. Despite tremendous effort, there is no current consensus regarding the optimal treatment approach for RILI. Because of a number of functional advantages, including self-proliferation, multi-differentiation, injury foci chemotaxis, anti-inflammation, and immunomodulation, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been a focus of research for many years...
December 13, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
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