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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102192/the-impact-of-micrornas-on-transcriptional-heterogeneity-and-gene-co-expression-across-single-embryonic-stem-cells
#1
Gennaro Gambardella, Annamaria Carissimo, Amy Chen, Luisa Cutillo, Tomasz J Nowakowski, Diego di Bernardo, Robert Blelloch
MicroRNAs act posttranscriptionally to suppress multiple target genes within a cell population. To what extent this multi-target suppression occurs in individual cells and how it impacts transcriptional heterogeneity and gene co-expression remains unknown. Here we used single-cell sequencing combined with introduction of individual microRNAs. miR-294 and let-7c were introduced into otherwise microRNA-deficient Dgcr8 knockout mouse embryonic stem cells. Both microRNAs induce suppression and correlated expression of their respective gene targets...
January 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101702/bone-marrow-very-small-embryonic-like-stem-cells-new-generation-of-autologous-cell-therapy-soon-ready-for-prime-time
#2
EDITORIAL
David M Smadja
Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) are major pluripotent stem cells described in human and mouse. In this issue of Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, Shaikh and colleagues show in a valuable work that mouse bone marrow collected after 5FU treatment contains VSELs able to undergo in vitro multi-lineage differentiation into cells from all three germ layers and also in germ and hematopoietic cells. These findings are robust since no confounding factor such as feeder cell fusion with VSELs can occur here...
January 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100686/noncanonical-function-of-dgcr8-controls-mesc-exit-from-pluripotency
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Daniel Cirera-Salinas, Jian Yu, Maxime Bodak, Richard P Ngondo, Kristina M Herbert, Constance Ciaudo
Mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) deficient for DGCR8, a key component of the microprocessor complex, present strong differentiation defects. However, the exact reasons impairing their commitment remain elusive. The analysis of newly generated mutant mESCs revealed that DGCR8 is essential for the exit from the pluripotency state. To dissociate canonical versus noncanonical functions of DGCR8, we complemented the mutant mESCs with a phosphomutant DGCR8, which restored microRNA levels but did not rescue the exit from pluripotency defect...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098961/angiogenic-and-osteogenic-regeneration-in-rats-via-calcium-phosphate-scaffold-and-endothelial-cell-coculture-with-hbmscs-hucmscs-hipsc-mscs-and-hesc-mscs
#4
Wenchuan Chen, Xian Liu, Qianmin Chen, Chongyun Bao, Liang Zhao, Zhimin Zhu, Hockin H K Xu
Angiogenesis is a limiting factor in regenerating large bone defects. The objective of this study was to investigate angiogenic and osteogenic effects of coculture on calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffold using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (hUVECs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from different origins for the first time. hUVECs were cocultured with four types of cells: human umbilical cord MSCs (hUCMSCs), human bone marrow MSCs (hBMSCs), and MSCs from induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-MSCs) and embryonic stem cells (hESC-MSCs)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098898/a-hepatic-stem-cell-vaccine-is-superior-to-an-embryonic-stem-cell-vaccine-in-the-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-murine-hepatocarcinoma
#5
Qi Zheng, Yichao Zheng, Jing Chen, Jia You, Yueyong Zhu, Yurui Liu, Jia Ji Jiang
Stem cells and cancer cells express a common subset of antigens called oncofetal antigens. Theoretically, vaccination with stem cells is effective at boosting the preexisting anticancer immune response. Herein we describe the efficacy of two stem cell-based vaccines in the prophylaxis and treatment of subcutaneous hepatic tumors transplanted into mice. C57BL/6j mice were vaccinated weekly with either hepatic stem cells (HSCs) or embryonic stem cells (ESCs) for three weeks, followed by a subcutaneous challenge with Hepa 1-6 cells at one week (group 1) or four weeks (group 2) after vaccination...
January 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097777/activin-a-in-combination-with-erk1-2-mapk-pathway-inhibition-sustains-propagation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#6
Yuhei Ashida, May Nakajima-Koyama, Akira Hirota, Takuya Yamamoto, Eisuke Nishida
The Activin/Nodal/TGF-β signaling pathway plays a major role in maintaining mouse epiblast stem cells (EpiSCs). The EpiSC-maintaining medium, which contains Activin A and bFGF, induces differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to EpiSCs. Here, we show that Activin A also has an ability to efficiently propagate ESCs without differentiation to EpiSCs when combined with a MEK inhibitor PD0325901. ESCs cultured in Activin+PD retained high-level expression of naive pluripotency-related transcription factors...
January 18, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096221/efficient-crispr-cas9-assisted-gene-targeting-enables-rapid-and-precise-genetic-manipulation-of-mammalian-neural-stem-cells
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Raul Bardini Bressan, Pooran Singh Dewari, Maria Kalantzaki, Ester Gangoso, Mantas Matjusaitis, Claudia Garcia-Diaz, Carla Blin, Vivien Grant, Harry Bulstrode, Sabine Gogolok, William C Skarnes, Steven M Pollard
Mammalian neural stem (NS) cell lines provide a tractable model for discovery across stem cell and developmental biology, regenerative medicine and neuroscience. They can be derived from foetal or adult germinal tissues and continuously propagated in vitro as adherent monolayers. NS cells are clonally expandable, genetically stable, and easily transfectable - experimental attributes compatible with targeted genetic manipulations. However, gene targeting - so critical for functional studies of embryonic stem cells - has not been exploited to date in NS cells...
January 17, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096211/primate-embryogenesis-predicts-the-hallmarks-of-human-na%C3%A3-ve-pluripotency
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REVIEW
Thorsten Boroviak, Jennifer Nichols
Naïve pluripotent mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) resemble the preimplantation epiblast and efficiently contribute to chimaeras. Primate ESCs correspond to the postimplantation embryo and fail to resume development in chimaeric assays. Recent data suggest that human ESCs can be 'reset' to an earlier developmental stage, but their functional capacity remains ill defined. Here, we discuss how the naïve state is inherently linked to preimplantation epiblast identity in the embryo. We hypothesise that distinctive features of primate development provide stringent criteria to evaluate naïve pluripotency in human and other primate cells...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095779/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-activate-the-p53-signaling-pathway-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
#9
Akiko Okuda, Suguru Kurokawa, Masanori Takehashi, Aika Maeda, Katsuya Fukuda, Yukari Kubo, Hyuma Nogusa, Tomoka Takatani-Nakase, Shujiro Okuda, Kunihiro Ueda, Seigo Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1), which catalyzes poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of proteins by using NAD(+) as a substrate, plays a key role in several nuclear events, including DNA repair, replication, and transcription. Recently, PARP-1 was reported to participate in the somatic cell reprogramming process. Previously, we revealed a role for PARP-1 in the induction of neural apoptosis in a cellular model of cerebral ischemia and suggested the possible use of PARP inhibitors as a new therapeutic intervention...
January 17, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095777/random-x-chromosome-inactivation-dynamics-in-vivo-by-single-cell-rna-sequencing
#10
Menghan Wang, Fangqin Lin, Ke Xing, Li Liu
BACKGROUND: Random X-chromosome inactivation (rXCI) is important for the maintenance of normal somatic cell functions in female eutherian mammals. The dynamics of X-chromosome inactivation initiation has been widely studied by assessing embryonic stem cell differentiation in vitro. To investigate the phenomenon in vivo, we applied RNA sequencing to single cells from female embryos obtained from a natural intercrossing of two genetically distant mouse strains. Instead of artificially assigning the parental origin of the inactive X chromosome, the inactive X chromosomes in this study were randomly selected from the natural developmental periods and thus included both paternal and maternal origins...
January 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094826/response-to-dittrich-et-al-non-embryo-destructive-extraction-of-pluripotent-embryonic-stem-cells-overlooked-legal-prohibitions-professional-legal-consequences-and-inconsistencies-in-patent-law
#11
REVIEW
T Faltus, U Storz
The publication of "Non-embryo-destructive Extraction of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells: Implications for Regenerative Medicine and Reproductive Medicine" by Dittrich et al. in Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 2015; 75: 1239-1242 1 describes various possibilities which could result from the non-embryo-destructive extraction of embryonic stem cells from human blastocysts. But implementing this method is more problematic, both legally and ethically, than the authors have represented it to be and is illegal in Germany...
December 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094783/a-novel-spontaneous-model-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-using-a-primary-prostate-cancer-derived-cell-line-demonstrating-distinct-stem-like-characteristics
#12
Naomi Harner-Foreman, Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Stéphanie A Laversin, Morgan G Mathieu, Stephen Reeder, A Graham Pockley, Robert C Rees, David J Boocock
Cells acquire the invasive and migratory properties necessary for the invasion-metastasis cascade and the establishment of aggressive, metastatic disease by reactivating a latent embryonic programme: epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Herein, we report the development of a new, spontaneous model of EMT which involves four phenotypically distinct clones derived from a primary tumour-derived human prostate cancer cell line (OPCT-1), and its use to explore relationships between EMT and the generation of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in prostate cancer...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094017/predictive-markers-guide-differentiation-to-improve-graft-outcome-in-clinical-translation-of-hesc-based-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Agnete Kirkeby, Sara Nolbrant, Katarina Tiklova, Andreas Heuer, Nigel Kee, Tiago Cardoso, Daniella Rylander Ottosson, Mariah J Lelos, Pedro Rifes, Stephen B Dunnett, Shane Grealish, Thomas Perlmann, Malin Parmar
Stem cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases are expected to reach clinical trials soon. Most of the approaches currently under development involve transplantation of immature progenitors that subsequently undergo phenotypic and functional maturation in vivo, and predicting the long-term graft outcome already at the progenitor stage remains a challenge. Here, we took an unbiased approach to identify predictive markers expressed in dopamine neuron progenitors that correlate with graft outcome in an animal model of Parkinson's disease through gene expression analysis of >30 batches of grafted human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived progenitors...
January 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094016/a-single-cell-roadmap-of-lineage-bifurcation-in-human-esc-models-of-embryonic-brain-development
#14
Zizhen Yao, John K Mich, Sherman Ku, Vilas Menon, Anne-Rachel Krostag, Refugio A Martinez, Leon Furchtgott, Heather Mulholland, Susan Bort, Margaret A Fuqua, Ben W Gregor, Rebecca D Hodge, Anu Jayabalu, Ryan C May, Samuel Melton, Angelique M Nelson, N Kiet Ngo, Nadiya V Shapovalova, Soraya I Shehata, Michael W Smith, Leah J Tait, Carol L Thompson, Elliot R Thomsen, Chaoyang Ye, Ian A Glass, Ajamete Kaykas, Shuyuan Yao, John W Phillips, Joshua S Grimley, Boaz P Levi, Yanling Wang, Sharad Ramanathan
During human brain development, multiple signaling pathways generate diverse cell types with varied regional identities. Here, we integrate single-cell RNA sequencing and clonal analyses to reveal lineage trees and molecular signals underlying early forebrain and mid/hindbrain cell differentiation from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). Clustering single-cell transcriptomic data identified 41 distinct populations of progenitor, neuronal, and non-neural cells across our differentiation time course. Comparisons with primary mouse and human gene expression data demonstrated rostral and caudal progenitor and neuronal identities from early brain development...
January 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092949/label-free-separation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-with-anti-ssea-1-antibody-immobilized-microfluidic-channel
#15
Akihisa Otaka, Kazuki Kitagawa, Takahiko Nakaoki, Mitsuhi Hirata, Kyoko Fukazawa, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Atsushi Mahara, Tetsuji Yamaoka
When induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) is routinely cultured, the obtained cells are a heterogeneous mixture, including feeder cells and partially differentiated cells. Therefore, a purification process is required to use them in a clinical stage. We described a label-free separation of iPSCs using a microfluidic channel. Antibodies against stage-specific embryonic antigen 1 (SSEA-1) was covalently immobilized on the channel coated with a phospholipid polymer. After injection of the heterogeneous cell suspension containing iPSCs, the velocity of cell movement under a liquid flow condition was measured...
January 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091967/balancing-ethical-pros-and-cons-of-stem-cell-derived-gametes
#16
Seppe Segers, Heidi Mertes, Guido de Wert, Wybo Dondorp, Guido Pennings
In this review we aim to provide an overview of the most important ethical pros and cons of stem cell derived gametes (SCD-gametes), as a contribution to the debate about reproductive tissue engineering. Derivation of gametes from stem cells holds promising applications both for research and for clinical use in assisted reproduction. We explore the ethical issues connected to gametes derived from embryonic stem cells (both patient specific and non-patient specific) as well as those related to gametes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091581/icaritin-enhances-mesc-self-renewal-through-upregulating-core-pluripotency-transcription-factors-mediated-by-er%C3%AE
#17
Wing Pui Tsang, Fengjie Zhang, Qiling He, Waijiao Cai, Jianhua Huang, Wai Yee Chan, Ziyin Shen, Chao Wan
Utilization of small molecules in modulation of stem cell self-renewal is a promising approach to expand stem cells for regenerative therapy. Here, we identify Icaritin, a phytoestrogen molecule enhances self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). Icaritin increases mESCs proliferation while maintains their self-renewal capacity in vitro and pluripotency in vivo. This coincides with upregulation of key pluripotency transcription factors OCT4, NANOG, KLF4 and SOX2. The enhancement of mESCs self-renewal is characterized by increased population in S-phase of cell cycle, elevation of Cylin E and Cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) and downregulation of p21, p27 and p57...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090751/a-safety-checkpoint-to-eliminate-cancer-risk-of-the-immune-evasive-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Jingjin He, Zhili Rong, Xuemei Fu, Yang Xu
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold great promise in the regenerative therapy of many currently untreatable human diseases. One of the key bottlenecks is the immune rejection of hESC-derived allografts by the recipient. To overcome this challenge, we have established new approaches to induce immune protection of hESC-derived allografts through the co-expression of immune suppressive molecules CTLA4-Ig and PD-L1. However, this in turn raises a safety concern of cancer risk because these hESC-derived cells can evade immune surveillance...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090699/modelling-irf8-deficient-human-hematopoiesis-and-dendritic-cell-development-with-engineered-ips-cells
#19
Stephanie Sontag, Malrun Förster, Jie Qin, Paul Wanek, Saskia Mitzka, Herdit M Schüler, Steffen Koschmieder, Stefan Rose-John, Kristin Seré, Martin Zenke
Human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can differentiate into cells of all three germ layers, including hematopoietic stem cells and their progeny. Interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) is a transcription factor, which acts in hematopoiesis as lineage determining factor for myeloid cells, including dendritic cells (DC). Autosomal recessive or dominant IRF8 mutations occurring in patients cause severe monocytic and DC immunodeficiency. To study IRF8 in human hematopoiesis we generated human IRF8-/- iPS cells and IRF8-/- embryonic stem (ES) cells using RNA guided CRISPR/Cas9n genome editing...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090691/peg3-pw1-is-a-marker-of-a-subset-of-vessel-associated-endothelial-progenitors
#20
Matteo Malinverno, Monica Corada, Luca Ferrarini, Luigi Formicola, Giovanna Marazzi, David Sassoon, Elisabetta Dejana
Vascular associated endothelial cell progenitors are still poorly studied and their role in the newly forming vasculature at embryonic or postnatal stage remains elusive. In the present work we first defined a set of genes highly expressed during embryo development and strongly down regulated in the adult mouse. In this group we then concentrated on the progenitor cell marker Peg3/PW1. By in vivo staining of the vasculature we found that only a subset of cells co-expressed endothelial markers and PW1. These cells were quite abundant in the embryo vasculature but declined in number at postnatal and adult stages...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
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