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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241165/sc1-promotes-mir124-3p-expression-to-maintain-the-self-renewal-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-by-inhibiting-the-mek-erk-pathway
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Qing Wei, Hongliang Liu, Zhiying Ai, Yongyan Wu, Yingxiang Liu, Zhaopeng Shi, Xuexue Ren, Zekun Guo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Self-renewal is one of the most important features of embryonic stem (ES) cells. SC1 is a small molecule modulator that effectively maintains the self-renewal of mouse ES cells in the absence of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), serum and feeder cells. However, the mechanism by which SC1 maintains the undifferentiated state of mouse ES cells remains unclear. METHODS: In this study, microarray and small RNA deep-sequencing experiments were performed on mouse ES cells treated with or without SC1 to identify the key genes and microRNAs that contributed to self-renewal...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239730/directed-differentiation-of-periocular-mesenchyme-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Matthew Lovatt, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Gary S Peh, Alan Colman, N Ray Dunn, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal tissue is the most transplanted of all body tissues. Currently, cadaveric donor tissues are used for transplantation. However, a global shortage of transplant grade material has prompted development of alternative, cell-based therapies for corneal diseases. Pluripotent stem cells are attractive sources of cells for regenerative medicine, because large numbers of therapeutically useful cells can be generated. However, a detailed understanding of how to differentiate clinically relevant cell types from stem cells is fundamentally required...
November 16, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239281/methods-for-expansion-of-3d-cultures-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-using-a-thermoresponsive-polymer
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Xiaoli Chen, Linda Harkness, Zhongfan Jia, Andrew Prowse, Michael Monteiro, Peter P Gray
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are viewed as promising candidates for applications in regenerative medicine and therapy due to their proliferative and pluripotent properties. However, obtaining clinically significant numbers of hPSCs remains a limiting factor and impedes their use in therapeutic applications. Conventionally, hPSCs are cultured on 2-dimensional (2D) surfaces coated with a suitable substrate, such as Matrigel™. This method, however, requires a large surface area to generate sufficient cell numbers to meet clinical needs, and is therefore impractical as a manufacturing platform for cell expansion...
December 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239022/fndc5-knockdown-induced-suppression-of-mitochondrial-integrity-and-significantly-decreased-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Shima Nazem, Farzaneh Rabiee, Kmaran Ghaedi, Sadegh Babashah, Majid Sadeghizadeh, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Fibronectin type III domain-containing 5 protein (Fndc5) is a glycosylated protein with elevated expression in high energy demanded tissues as heart, brain and muscle. It has been shown that upregulation of Fndc5 is regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α), which is known as a master regulator of mitochondrial function and biogenesis. Also, our group indicated that Fndc5 expression increases gradually during cardiac differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238913/phthalazinone-pyrazole-enhances-the-hepatic-functions-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells-via-suppression-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Young-Jun Choi, Hyemin Kim, Ji-Woo Kim, Chang-Woo Song, Dae-Sung Kim, Seokjoo Yoon, Han-Jin Park
During liver development, nonpolarized hepatic progenitor cells differentiate into mature hepatocytes with distinct polarity. This polarity is essential for maintaining the intrinsic properties of hepatocytes. The balance between the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) plays a decisive role in differentiation of polarized hepatocytes. In this study, we found that phthalazinone pyrazole (PP), a selective inhibitor of Aurora-A kinase (Aurora-A), suppressed the EMT during the differentiation of hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) from human embryonic stem cells...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237753/troy-tnfrsf19-marks-epithelial-progenitor-cells-during-mouse-kidney-development-that-continue-to-contribute-to-turnover-in-adult-kidney
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Frans Schutgens, Maarten B Rookmaaker, Francis Blokzijl, Ruben van Boxtel, Robert Vries, Edwin Cuppen, Marianne C Verhaar, Hans Clevers
During kidney development, progressively committed progenitor cells give rise to the distinct segments of the nephron, the functional unit of the kidney. Similar segment-committed progenitor cells are thought to be involved in the homeostasis of adult kidney. However, markers for most segment-committed progenitor cells remain to be identified. Here, we evaluate Troy/TNFRSF19 as a segment-committed nephron progenitor cell marker. Troy is expressed in the ureteric bud during embryonic development. During postnatal nephrogenesis, Troy+ cells are present in the cortex and papilla and display an immature tubular phenotype...
December 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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/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/29235057/design-and-assessment-of-a-dynamic-perfusion-bioreactor-for-large-bone-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Birru Bhaskar, Robert Owen, Hossein Bahmaee, Parcha Sreenivasa Rao, Gwendolen C Reilly
Bioreactors can be used to apply fluid flow in vitro to scaffolds to improve mass transport of media and apply mechanical forces to cells. In this study, we developed and tested an autoclavable, modular perfusion bioreactor suitable for large scaffolds. We investigated the effects of fluid flow induced shear stress (FFSS) on osteogenic differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal progenitors (hES-MP cells) cultured on large polyurethane (PU) scaffolds (30 mm diameter × 5 mm thickness) in osteogenesis induction media (OIM)...
December 12, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234944/investigating-the-mincing-method-for-isolation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-pregnant-women-fat
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Yuan-Sheng Li, Pao-Jen Chen, Li-Wei Wu, Pei-Wen Chou, Li-Yi Sun, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
The success of stem cell application in regenerative medicine, usually require a stable source of stem or progenitor cells. Fat tissue represents a good source of stem cells because it is rich in stem cells and there are fewer ethical issues related to the use of such stem cells, unlike embryonic stem cells. Therefore, there has been increased interest in adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for tissue engineering applications. Here, we aim to provide an easy processing method for isolating adult stem cells from human adipose tissue harvested from the subcutaneous fat of the abdominal wall during gynecologic surgery...
December 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234012/structural-basis-for-genome-wide-recognition-of-5-bp-gc-motifs-by-smad-transcription-factors
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Pau Martin-Malpartida, Marta Batet, Zuzanna Kaczmarska, Regina Freier, Tiago Gomes, Eric Aragón, Yilong Zou, Qiong Wang, Qiaoran Xi, Lidia Ruiz, Angela Vea, José A Márquez, Joan Massagué, Maria J Macias
Smad transcription factors activated by TGF-β or by BMP receptors form trimeric complexes with Smad4 to target specific genes for cell fate regulation. The CAGAC motif has been considered as the main binding element for Smad2/3/4, whereas Smad1/5/8 have been thought to preferentially bind GC-rich elements. However, chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis in embryonic stem cells showed extensive binding of Smad2/3/4 to GC-rich cis-regulatory elements. Here, we present the structural basis for specific binding of Smad3 and Smad4 to GC-rich motifs in the goosecoid promoter, a nodal-regulated differentiation gene...
December 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233750/fibrin-hydrogels-as-a-xenofree-and-rapidly-degradable-support-for-transplantation-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-monolayers
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Jarel K Gandhi, Zahid Manzar, Lori A Bachman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Travis Knudsen, Matthew Hill, Hannah Schmidt, Raymond Iezzi, Jose S Pulido, Alan D Marmorstein
Recent phase 1 trials of embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) derived RPE transplants for the treatment of macular degeneration have demonstrated the relative safety of this process. However, there is concern over clumping, thickening, folding, and wrinkling of the transplanted RPE. To deliver a flat RPE monolayer, current phase 1 trials are testing synthetic substrates for RPE transplantation. These substrates, however, cause localized inflammation and fibrosis in animal models due to long degradation times...
December 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233555/human-neural-stem-cell-transplantation-rescues-functional-deficits-in-r6-2-and-q140-huntington-s-disease-mice
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Jack C Reidling, Aroa Relaño-Ginés, Sandra M Holley, Joseph Ochaba, Cindy Moore, Brian Fury, Alice Lau, Andrew H Tran, Sylvia Yeung, Delaram Salamati, Chunni Zhu, Asa Hatami, Carlos Cepeda, Joshua A Barry, Talia Kamdjou, Alvin King, Dane Coleal-Bergum, Nicholas R Franich, Frank M LaFerla, Joan S Steffan, Mathew Blurton-Jones, Charles K Meshul, Gerhard Bauer, Michael S Levine, Marie-Francoise Chesselet, Leslie M Thompson
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder with no disease-modifying treatment. Expansion of the glutamine-encoding repeat in the Huntingtin (HTT) gene causes broad effects that are a challenge for single treatment strategies. Strategies based on human stem cells offer a promising option. We evaluated efficacy of transplanting a good manufacturing practice (GMP)-grade human embryonic stem cell-derived neural stem cell (hNSC) line into striatum of HD modeled mice. In HD fragment model R6/2 mice, transplants improve motor deficits, rescue synaptic alterations, and are contacted by nerve terminals from mouse cells...
December 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233551/generation-of-adrenal-chromaffin-like-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem%C3%A2-cells
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Kwaku Dad Abu-Bonsrah, Dongcheng Zhang, Andrew R Bjorksten, Mirella Dottori, Donald F Newgreen
Adrenomedullary chromaffin cells are catecholamine (CA)-producing cells originating from trunk neural crest (NC) via sympathoadrenal progenitors (SAPs). We generated NC and SAPs from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in vitro via BMP2/FGF2 exposure, ascertained by qPCR and immunoexpression of SOX10, ASCL1, TFAP2α, and PHOX2B, and by fluorescence-activated cell sorting selection for p75NTR and GD2, and confirmed their trunk-like HOX gene expression. We showed that continuing BMP4 and curtailing FGF2 in vitro, augmented with corticosteroid mimetic, induced these cells to upregulate the chromaffin cell-specific marker PNMT and other CA synthesis and storage markers, and we demonstrated noradrenaline and adrenaline by Faglu and high-performance liquid chromatography...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233068/altered-functional-expression-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-in-rhesus-monkey-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Nermeen Ahmed Mohamed Eldabah, Erastus Nembu Nembo, Judith Semmler, Marina Penner, Marek Molcanyi, Rania Swelem, Amina Hassab, Juergen Hescheler, Filomain Nguemo
Pluripotent stem cells have demonstrated the potential to generate large numbers of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs) from different cell sources. Besides Wnt signaling, additional pathways are involved in early cardiac development and function. To date however, no study exists showing the effects of perturbing the canonical Wnt pathway using non-human primate embryonic stem (ES) cells. Here we investigated the effect of canonical Wnt inhibition during differentiation of non-human primate ES cell-derived CMs under defined, growth factors conditions...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232863/a-two-dimensional-human-minilung-system-model-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infections
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Esmeralda Magro-Lopez, Trinidad Guijarro, Isidoro Martinez, Maria Martin-Vicente, Isabel Liste, Alberto Zambrano
Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is a major cause of serious pediatric respiratory diseases that lacks effective vaccine or specific therapeutics. Although our understanding about HRSV biology has dramatically increased during the last decades, the need for adequate models of HRSV infection is compelling. We have generated a two-dimensional minilung from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The differentiation protocol yielded at least six types of lung and airway cells, although it is biased toward the generation of distal cells...
December 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232628/epithelial-plasticity-in-the-mammary-gland
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REVIEW
Lindsey Seldin, Armelle Le Guelte, Ian G Macara
Many epithelial tissues rely on multipotent stem cells for the proper development and maintenance of their diverse cell lineages. Nevertheless, the identification of multipotent stem cell populations within the mammary gland has been a point of contention over the past decade. In this review, we provide a critical overview of the various lineage-tracing studies performed to address this issue and conclude that although multipotent stem cells exist in the embryonic mammary placode, the postnatal mammary gland instead contains distinct unipotent progenitor populations that contribute to stage-specific development and homeostasis...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232368/ascorbic-acid-promotes-cardiomyogenesis-through-smad1-signaling-in-differentiating-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Maria Grazia Perino, Satoshi Yamanaka, Daniel R Riordon, Yelena Tarasova, Kenneth R Boheler
Numerous groups have documented that Ascorbic Acid (AA) promotes cardiomyocyte differentiation from both mouse and human ESCs and iPSCs. AA is now considered indispensable for the routine production of hPSC-cardiomyocytes (CMs) using defined media; however, the mechanisms involved with the inductive process are poorly understood. Using a genetically modified mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) line containing a dsRED transgene driven by the cardiac-restricted portion of the ncx1 promoter, we show that AA promoted differentiation of mESCs to CMs in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231816/cell-lineage-and-cell-cycling-analyses-of-the-4d%C3%A2-micromere-using-live-imaging-in-the-marine-annelid-platynereis-dumerilii
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B Duygu Özpolat, Mette Handberg-Thorsager, Michel Vervoort, Guillaume Balavoine
Cell lineage, cell cycle, and cell fate are tightly associated in developmental processes, but in vivo studies at single-cell resolution showing the intricacies of these associations are rare due to technical limitations. In this study on the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii, we investigated the lineage of the 4d micromere, using high-resolution long-term live imaging complemented with a live-cell cycle reporter. 4d is the origin of mesodermal lineages and the germline in many spiralians. We traced lineages at single-cell resolution within 4d and demonstrate that embryonic segmental mesoderm forms via teloblastic divisions, as in clitellate annelids...
December 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231289/a-cell-friendly-window-for-the-interaction-of-cells-with-hyaluronic-acid-poly-l-lysine-multilayers
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Narayanan Madaboosi, Katja Uhlig, Stephan Schmidt, Anna S Vikulina, Helmuth Möhwald, Claus Duschl, Dmitry Volodkin
Polyelectrolyte multilayers assembled from hyaluronic acid (HA) and poly-l-lysine (PLL) are most widely studied showing excellent reservoir characteristics to host molecules of diverse nature; however, thick (HA/PLL)n films are often found cell repellent. By a systematic study of the adhesion and proliferation of various cells as a function of bilayer number "n" a correlation with the mechanical and chemical properties of films is developed. The following cell lines have been studied: mouse 3T3 and L929 fibroblasts, human foreskin primary fibroblasts VH-Fib, human embryonic kidney HEK-293, human bone cell line U-2-OS, Chinese hamster ovary CHO-K and mouse embryonic stem cells...
December 12, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
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