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Bone marrow dysfunction

Jiao Li, Shu-Hong Li, Jun Wu, Richard D Weisel, Alina Yao, William L Stanford, Shi-Ming Liu, Ren-Ke Li
Background: To improve the regenerative capacity of aged individuals, we reconstituted bone marrow (BM) of aged mice with young Sca-1 cells, which repopulated cardiac progenitors and prevented cardiac dysfunction after a myocardial infarction (MI). However, the mechanisms involved were incompletely elucidated. This study aimed to investigate whether young, highly regenerative BM Sca-1 cells exert their cardio-protective effects on the aged heart through reactivation of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process...
2018: Theranostics
Akihiko Kimura, Yuko Ishida, Machi Furuta, Mizuho Nosaka, Yumi Kuninaka, Akira Taruya, Naofumi Mukaida, Toshikazu Kondo
BACKGROUND: A clear understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying hemodynamic stress-initiated cardiac hypertrophy is important for preventing heart failure. Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has been suggested to play crucial roles in various diseases other than immunological disorders by modulating the expression of myriad genes. However, the involvement of IFN-γ in the pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy still remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In order to elucidate the roles of IFN-γ in pressure overload-induced cardiac pathology, we subjected Balb/c wild-type (WT) or IFN-γ-deficient ( Ifng -/- ) mice to transverse aortic constriction (TAC)...
March 19, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Franchesca Cruz-Pérez, Salvador Vilá, Grissel Ríos, Luis M Vilá
Macrophage-activating syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by dysfunctional macrophage activation leading to overproduction of cytokines and phagocytosis of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. MAS is associated with infectious diseases, malignancies, and autoimmune rheumatic disorders. Herein, we present a 22-year-old Hispanic woman with SLE who was hospitalized because of a three-week history of fever, fatigue, polyarthralgia, nausea, and abdominal pain. Initial laboratories showed severe pancytopenia with marked elevation of liver enzymes and ferritin levels...
2018: Case Reports in Rheumatology
Kurt A Zimmerman, Cheng Jack Song, Nancy Gonzalez-Mize, Zhang Li, Bradley K Yoder
Hepatorenal fibrocystic disease (HRFCD) is characterized by cysts in the kidney and liver with associated fibrosis and is the result of defects in proteins required for cilia function or assembly. Previous reports indicate that macrophages, mainly M2-like macrophages, contribute to HRFCD, although the origin (yolk-sac derived resident macrophages vs bone-marrow derived infiltrating macrophages) and contribution of these cells to the observed phenotypes is unknown. Herein, we utilize a congenital model of cilia dysfunction (IFT88Orpk ) to study the importance of macrophages in HRFCD...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Lisa M Sharkey, Sarah Peacock, Neil K Russell, Stephen J Middleton, Andrew J Butler
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) following transplantation of an intestine-containing graft occurs more frequently than with other solid organ transplants and is known to have a poor outcome. The presentation differs from other solid organ transplants, as the gastrointestinal tract is not involved following intestinal transplant. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms arising due to native tissue damage and the detection of donor T lymphocytes in circulating blood (T cell chimerism). The ideal treatment strategy has not been defined, with advocates for both increased or decreased immunosuppression...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
Areej El-Jawahri, Sarah R Fishman, Julie Vanderklish, Don S Dizon, Nicole Pensak, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, Elyse R Park, Netana Markovitz, Lauren Waldman, Chrisa Hunnewell, Meredith Saylor, Jessica Driscoll, Zhigang Li, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin Chen, Jennifer S Temel
BACKGROUND: Although sexual dysfunction is common after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), interventions to address sexual function are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a pilot study to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a multimodal intervention to address sexual dysfunction in allogeneic HCT survivors. Transplant clinicians screened HCT survivors ≥3 months post-HCT for sexual dysfunction causing distress. Those who screened positive attended monthly visits with a trained transplant clinician who: 1) performed an assessment of the causes of sexual dysfunction; 2) educated and empowered the patient to address his or her sexual concerns; and 3) implemented therapeutic interventions targeting the patient's needs...
March 14, 2018: Cancer
Kelly Barbosa Gama, Dourivaldo Silva Santos, Afrânio Ferreira Evangelista, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Adriano Costa de Alcântara, Ricardo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares, Cristiane Flora Villarreal
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain caused by injury or dysfunction of the nervous system, without effective therapeutic approaches. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), through their paracrine action, have great potential in the treatment of this syndrome. In the present study, the therapeutic potential of MSC-derived conditioned medium (CM) was investigated in a mouse model of neuropathic pain induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL). PSL mice were treated by endovenous route with bone marrow-derived MSCs (1 × 106 ), CM, or vehicle...
2018: Stem Cells International
Leland Metheny, Saada Eid, Karen Lingas, Racheli Ofir, Lena Pinzur, Howard Meyerson, Hillard M Lazarus, Alex Y Huang
Late-term complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are numerous and include incomplete engraftment. One possible mechanism of incomplete engraftment after HCT is cytokine-mediated suppression or dysfunction of the bone marrow microenvironment. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) elaborate cytokines that nurture or stimulate the marrow microenvironment by several mechanisms. We hypothesize that the administration of exogenous MSCs may modulate the bone marrow milieu and improve peripheral blood count recovery in the setting of incomplete engraftment...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
S E Turecamo, T A Walji, T J Broekelmann, J W Williams, S Ivanov, N K Wee, J D Procknow, M R McManus, G J Randolph, E L Scheller, R P Mecham, C S Craft
Microfibril-associated glycoprotein-1 (MAGP1) is an extracellular matrix protein that interacts with fibrillin and is involved in regulating the bioavailability of signaling molecules such as TGFβ. Mice with germline MAGP1 deficiency (Mfap2-/- ) develop increased adiposity, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, bone marrow adipose tissue expansion, reduced cancellous bone mass, cortical bone thinning and bone fragility. The goal of this study was to assess whether the Mfap2-/- bone phenotypes were due to loss of MAGP1 locally or secondary to a change in whole body physiology (metabolic dysfunction)...
March 5, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Lei Wang, Yun-Long Zhang, Qiu-Yue Lin, Yu Liu, Xu-Min Guan, Xiao-Lei Ma, Hua-Jun Cao, Ying Liu, Jie Bai, Yun-Long Xia, Jie Du, Hui-Hua Li
Aims: Chemokine-mediated monocyte infiltration into the damaged heart represents an initial step in inflammation during cardiac remodelling. Our recent study demonstrates a central role for chemokine receptor CXCR2 in monocyte recruitment and hypertension; however, the role of chemokine CXCL1 and its receptor CXCR2 in angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac remodelling remain unknown. Methods and results: Angiotensin II (1000 ng kg-1 min-1) was administrated to wild-type (WT) mice treated with CXCL1 neutralizing antibody or CXCR2 inhibitor SB265610, knockout (CXCR2 KO) or bone marrow (BM) reconstituted chimeric mice for 14 days...
March 5, 2018: European Heart Journal
Jun Miyanohara, Masashi Kakae, Kazuki Nagayasu, Takayuki Nakagawa, Yasuo Mori, Ken Arai, Hisashi Shirakawa, Shuji Kaneko
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion is a characteristic seen in widespread CNS diseases, including neurodegenerative and mental disorders, and is commonly accompanied by cognitive impairment. Recently, several studies demonstrated that chronic cerebral hypoperfusion can induce the excessive inflammatory responses that precede neuronal dysfunction; however, the precise mechanism of cognitive impairment due to chronic cerebral hypoperfusion remains unknown. Transient receptor potential melastatin 2 (TRPM2) is a Ca2+ -permeable channel that is abundantly expressed in immune cells and is involved in aggravation of inflammatory responses...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Jia-Feng Fang, Xu-Na Huang, Xiao-Yan Han, Xi Ouyang, Lei Fan, Xin Zhao, Ze-Hong Chen, Hong-Bo Wei
BACKGROUND: Whether combined transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is more effective than transplantation of a single cell type in the restoration of erectile function is unknown. AIM: To investigate the effect of combined transplantation of MSCs and EPCs on restoration of erectile function in rats with cavernous nerve injury (CNI). METHODS: MSCs were isolated from human bone marrow and EPCs were isolated from human umbilical cord blood...
March 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Alessandra Maria Calogero, Mariele Viganò, Silvia Budelli, Daniela Galimberti, Chiara Fenoglio, Daniele Cartelli, Lorenza Lazzari, Petri Lehenkari, Margherita Canesi, Rosaria Giordano, Graziella Cappelletti, Gianni Pezzoli
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare neurodegenerative disease whose etiopathogenesis remains elusive. The intraneuronal accumulation of hyperphosphorylated Tau, a pivotal protein in regulating microtubules (MT), leads to include PSP into tauopathies. Pathological hallmarks are well known in neural cells but no word yet if PSP-linked dysfunctions occur also in other cell types. We focused on bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) that have recently gained attention for therapeutic interventions due to their anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic and trophic properties...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Louis-Romée Le Nail, Meadhbh Brennan, Philippe Rosset, Frédéric Deschaseaux, Philippe Piloquet, Olivier Pichon, Cédric Le Caignec, Vincent Crenn, Pierre Layrolle, Olivier Hérault, Gonzague De Pinieux, Valérie Trichet
Osteosarcoma (OS) is suspected to originate from dysfunctional mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSC). We sought to identify OS-derived cells (OSDC) with potential cancer stem cell (CSC) properties by comparing OSDC to MSC derived from bone marrow of patients. This study included in vitro characterization with sphere forming assays, differentiation assays, cytogenetic analysis, and in vivo investigations of their tumorigenicity and tumor supportive capacities. Primary cell lines were isolated from nine high-grade OS samples...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hui Wang, Xie-Gang Ding, Jin-Jian Yang, Shi-Wen Li, Hang Zheng, Chao-Hui Gu, Zhan-Kui Jia, Lu Li
BACKGROUND: Bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) implantation effectively restored rats' erectile dysfunction (ED). Long noncoding RNA (LncRNA)-myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT) has been reported to play an important role in regulating endothelial cells (ECs) function via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that induced BM-MSCs differentiation into ECs. However, the molecular functions and biological roles of lncRNA MIAT in ED remained unclear. METHODS: The rat model of ED was established...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
Yuanmin Li, Jingping Liu, Guangneng Liao, Jie Zhang, Younan Chen, Lan Li, Li Li, Fang Liu, Bo Chen, Gang Guo, Chengshi Wang, Lichuan Yang, Jingqiu Cheng, Yangrong Lu
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes and represents the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment has been demonstrated to be effective in DN models by reducing albuminuria and attenuating glomerular injury; however, limited in-depth understanding of the underlying mechanism and a lack of clinical trials hinders its clinical use. Additionally, most of these experimental studies were conducted on the advanced stage of nephropathy, which is difficult to reverse and consequently showed limited therapeutic efficacy...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
David Zekria, Peter Boavida
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, a rare, acquired, life-threatening disease of the blood, is characterised by a triad of haemolysis previously believed to occur mainly at night, bone marrow dysfunction, and thrombophilia. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is customarily regarded to manifest clinically as haemolytic anaemia and haemoglobinuria experienced as reddened urine in the morning, pancytopenia, and thrombosis. We describe a case in which an abnormal segment of small bowel as visualised on computed tomography was the principal sign of the disease process on presentation...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
H N Sarjan, H N Yajurvedi
The objective was to find out whether severity of stress effects on immunity increases with duration of exposure and recovery depends on duration of exposure. Adult male rats (n = 30) were subjected to restraint (1 h) followed by forced swimming exercise (15 min) after a gap of 4 h daily for 2, 4 and 8 weeks and allowed to recover for 6 weeks after each exposure period. Exposure of rats to stress resulted in duration dependent significant decreases in leukocyte count, phagocytic indices of neutrophils, number of bone marrow stem cells and serum levels of IL-12 and increases in apoptotic index of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum levels of IL-10...
February 23, 2018: Immunology Letters
Lakshman Singh, Sonia Tyagi, Damian Myers, Gustavo Duque
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bone marrow fat expresses mixed characteristics, which could correspond to white, brown, and beige types of fat. Marrow fat could act as either energy storing and adipokine secreting white fat or as a source of energy for hematopoiesis and bone metabolism, thus acting as brown fat. However, there is also a negative interaction between marrow fat and other elements of the bone marrow milieu, which is known as lipotoxicity. In this review, we will describe the good and bad roles of marrow fat in the bone, while focusing on the specific components of the negative effect of marrow fat on bone metabolism...
February 23, 2018: Current Osteoporosis Reports
Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Kyeong-A Kim, Young-Jun Shin, Haram Kim, Arshad Majid, Ok-Nam Bae
Endothelial cells (ECs) maintain the structure and function of blood vessels and are readily exposed to exogenous and endogenous toxic substances in the circulatory system. Bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) circulate in the blood and differentiate to EC, which are known to participate in angiogenesis and regeneration of injured vessels. Dysfunction in EPC contributes to cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes, but the precise molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic EPC abnormalities are not completely understood...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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