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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778758/major-traits-of-the-senescent-phenotype-of-nucleus-pulposus-intervertebral-disc-cells-persist-under-the-specific-microenvironmental-conditions-of-the-tissue
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Anastasios Kouroumalis, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Olga D Savvidou, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Harris Pratsinis, Dimitris Kletsas
Intervertebral discs (IVDs) are the joints of the spine, mainly consisting of extracellular matrix (ECM) with a low number of cells embedded therein. Low cellularity stems from nutrient deprivation due to the lack of blood supply, as well as from the hypoxic and hyperosmotic conditions prevailing in the tissue. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) has been firmly connected with low back pain, a major age-related disease, whereas degenerated discs have been characterized by increased proteolytic activity and accumulation of senescent cells...
May 17, 2018: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776381/wnt-signaling-in-multiple-myeloma-a-central-player-in-disease-with-therapeutic-potential
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Ingrid Spaan, Reinier A Raymakers, Anja van de Stolpe, Victor Peperzak
Multiple myeloma is the second most frequent hematological malignancy in the western world and remains incurable, predominantly due to acquired drug resistance and disease relapse. The highly conserved Wnt signal transduction pathway, which plays a key role in regulating cellular processes of proliferation, differentiation, migration, and stem cell self-renewal, is associated with multiple aspects of disease. Bone homeostasis is severely disturbed by Wnt antagonists that are secreted by the malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772357/modelling-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-using-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-a-platform-to-study-peripheral-neuropathies
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Serena Viventi, Mirella Dottori
Sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are the primary responders to stimuli inducing feelings of touch, pain, temperature, vibration, pressure and muscle tension. They consist of multiple subpopulations based on their morphology, molecular and functional properties. Our understanding of DRG sensory neurons has been predominantly driven by rodent studies and using transformed cell lines, whereas less is known about human sensory DRG neurons simply because of limited availability of human tissue. Although these previous studies have been fundamental for our understanding of the sensory system, it is imperative to profile human DRG subpopulations as it is becoming evident that human sensory neurons do not share the identical molecular and functional properties found in other species...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765426/current-therapeutic-strategies-for-stem-cell-based-cartilage-regeneration
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REVIEW
Yoojun Nam, Yeri Alice Rim, Jennifer Lee, Ji Hyeon Ju
The process of cartilage destruction in the diarthrodial joint is progressive and irreversible. This destruction is extremely difficult to manage and frustrates researchers, clinicians, and patients. Patients often take medication to control their pain. Surgery is usually performed when pain becomes uncontrollable or joint function completely fails. There is an unmet clinical need for a regenerative strategy to treat cartilage defect without surgery due to the lack of a suitable regenerative strategy. Clinicians and scientists have tried to address this using stem cells, which have a regenerative potential in various tissues...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765416/combating-osteoarthritis-through-stem-cell-therapies-by-rejuvenating-cartilage-a-review
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Navneet Kumar Dubey, Viraj Krishna Mishra, Rajni Dubey, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Joseph R Wang, Peter D Wang, Win-Ping Deng
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disorder which could be distinguished by erosion of articular cartilage, pain, stiffness, and crepitus. Not only aging-associated alterations but also the metabolic factors such as hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and obesity affect articular tissues and may initiate or exacerbate the OA. The poor self-healing ability of articular cartilage due to limited regeneration in chondrocytes further adversely affects the osteoarthritic microenvironment. Traditional and current surgical treatment procedures for OA are limited and incapable to reverse the damage of articular cartilage...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764889/autologous-stem-cells-in-achilles-tendinopathy-ascat-protocol-for-a-phase-iia-single-centre-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrew J Goldberg, Razi Zaidi, Deirdre Brooking, Louise Kim, Michelle Korda, Lorenzo Masci, Ruth Green, Paul O'Donnell, Roger Smith
INTRODUCTION: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a cause of pain and disability affecting both athletes and sedentary individuals. More than 150 000 people in the UK every year suffer from AT.While there is much preclinical work on the use of stem cells in tendon pathology, there is a scarcity of clinical data looking at the use of mesenchymal stem cells to treat tendon disease and there does not appear to be any studies of the use of autologous cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for AT...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764508/adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-chronic-ulcers-current-status
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Jens Selch Holm, Navid Mohamadpour Toyserkani, Jens Ahm Sorensen
Chronic ulcers remain a difficult challenge in healthcare systems. While treatment options are limited, stem cells may be a novel alternative. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) have become increasingly popular compared with bone marrow-derived stem cells as they are far easier to harvest. To summarize the current status of treating chronic ulcers with ADSC, this systematic review includes all clinical trials on the subject from PubMed and EmBase, as well as all registered clinical trials on ClinicalTrials.Gov...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761573/using-fat-to-fight-disease-a-systematic-review-of-non-homologous-adipose-derived-stromal-stem-cell-therapies
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Marjorie E Bateman, Amy L Strong, Jeffrey M Gimble, Bruce A Bunnell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to describe the safety and efficacy of ASC and SVF in treating common diseases and the next steps in research that must occur prior to clinical use. EVIDENCE REVIEW: Pubmed, Ovid Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched for articles about use of SVF or ASC for disease therapy published between 2012 and 2017. One meta-analysis, 2 randomized controlled trials, and 16 case series were included, representing 844 human patients...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753705/spinal-cord-injury-how-could-acupuncture-help
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REVIEW
Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun Xia
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of relevant publications: (1) literature concerning acupuncture for SCI and its complications and (2) underlying mechanisms of acupuncture therapy for SCI...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752867/topical-application-of-culture-expanded-cd34-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-from-frozen-units-accelerates-healing-of-diabetic-skin-wounds-in-mice
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Jennifer Whiteley, Theresa Chow, Hibret Adissu, Armand Keating, Ian M Rogers
Chronic and nonhealing wounds are constant health issues facing patients with type 2 diabetes. As the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases, the incidence of chronic wounds and amputations will rise. T2DM is associated with peripheral arterial occlusive disease, which leads to the development of nonhealing skin ulcers after minor trauma. Patients develop severe pain limiting their mobility and ability to work and take care of themselves thus putting a significant burden on the family and society...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747461/role-of-the-bone-microenvironment-in-the-development-of-painful-complications-of-skeletal-metastases
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REVIEW
Sun H Park, Matthew R Eber, D Brooke Widner, Yusuke Shiozawa
Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is the most common and painful complication in patients with bone metastases. It causes a significant reduction in patient quality of life. Available analgesic treatments for CIBP, such as opioids that target the central nervous system, come with severe side effects as well as the risk of abuse and addiction. Therefore, alternative treatments for CIBP are desperately needed. Although the exact mechanisms of CIBP have not been fully elucidated, recent studies using preclinical models have demonstrated the role of the bone marrow microenvironment (e...
May 10, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731674/electrophysiological-evidence-for-functional-astrocytic-p2x-3-receptors-in-the-mouse-trigeminal-caudal-nucleus
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Jaekwang Lee, Jin Young Bae, C Justin Lee, Yong Chul Bae
Recently, we reported that astrocytes in the trigeminal caudal nucleus (Vc) of the brain stem express a purinergic receptor P2X3 , which is involved in the craniofacial pathologic pain. Although we observed protein expression of P2X3 receptors (P2X3 Rs) in the astrocyte of the Vc, it is still unclear that astrocyte has functional P2X3 Rs in Vc. To address this issue, we recorded asrtocytic P2X3 Rs by using whole cell voltage-clamp recording in the Vc of the GFAP-GFP mice, which was used as a guide to astrocytes with green fluorescence...
April 2018: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729788/pain-syndromes-and-management-in-adult-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Joseph D Ma, Areej R El-Jawahri, Thomas W LeBlanc, Eric J Roeland
Pain is a significant physical symptom that can be observed across the spectrum of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) care. Pain assessment should include evaluation of the physical and functional components of pain. Management varies based on the type of HSCT-specific pain syndrome. Future directions for management of pain syndromes include the early integration of palliative care. The purpose of this review is to summarize various pain syndromes and management approaches in adult HSCT patients.
June 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727735/therapeutic-potential-of-wild-medicinal-plant-zizyphus-mauritiana-against-silica-induced-toxicity-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Rudra Prasad Dutta, M B Patil
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Zizyphus mauritiana (L.) of the family Rhamnaceae is a traditional herbal medicinal plant and commonly called as 'ber' (Indian jujube). It is traditionally used as food source and treats various diseases like malaria, asthma, pain killer, diarrhoea, typhoid, diabetes, and skin diseases, etc. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate the ability of extracts of barks of root and stem of Zizyphus mauritiana (ZM) to cure silica induced toxicity in Wistar albino rats...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725971/a-comprehensive-review-of-stem-cells-for-cartilage-regeneration-in-osteoarthritis
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Gauthaman Kalamegam, Adnan Memic, Emma Budd, Mohammed Abbas, Ali Mobasheri
Osteoarthritis (OA) is an age related joint disease associated with degeneration and loss of articular cartilage. Consequently, OA patients suffer from chronic joint pain and disability. Weight bearing joints and joints that undergo repetitive stress and excessive 'wear and tear' are particularly prone to developing OA. Cartilage has a poor regenerative capacity and current pharmacological agents only provide symptomatic pain relief. OA patients that respond poorly to conventional therapies are ultimately treated with surgical procedures to promote cartilage repair by implantation of artificial joint structures (arthroplasty) or total joint replacement (TJR)...
May 4, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722765/making-them-commit-strategies-to-influence-phenotypic-differentiation-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Alessio Giai Via, Mary B McCarthy, Laura de Girolamo, Enrico Ragni, Francesco Oliva, Nicola Maffulli
Tendon injuries, bone defects, and cartilage defects are complex clinical conditions leading to pain and dysfunctions. Tendon, bone, and cartilage are highly specialized and organized tissues, and the self-healing may be limited by their histologic features, or impaired by the local conditions. Furthermore, the resultant tissue often shows inferior properties compared with native tissue, leading to high rates of reruptures and revision surgeries. A growing field of research has explored tendon, bone, and cartilage regeneration using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), because of their multipotency, and because they are relatively easy to harvest...
June 2018: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722437/the-opioid-oxycodone-use-dependently-inhibits-the-cardiac-sodium-channel-nav1-5
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Jannis E Meents, Krisztina Juhasz, Sonja Stölzle-Feix, Vera Peuckmann-Post, Roman Rolke, Angelika Lampert
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Oxycodone is a potent semi-synthetic opioid that is commonly used for the treatment of severe acute and chronic pain. However, treatment with oxycodone can lead to cardiac electrical changes, such as long-QT syndrome, potentially inducing sudden cardiac arrest. Here, we investigate whether the cardiac side effects of oxycodone can be explained by modulation of the cardiac sodium channel Nav1.5. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Heterologously expressed Nav1...
May 3, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713784/limited-evidence-for-adipose-derived-stem-cell-therapy-on-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Eoghan T Hurley, Youichi Yasui, Arianna L Gianakos, Dexter Seow, Yoshiharu Shimozono, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, John G Kennedy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the effects of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in the clinical setting. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library Database up to January 2017 for inclusion and exclusion criteria. Criteria for inclusion were clinical studies demonstrating the effects of ADSCs on OA, and written in English. The following variables were analyzed: donor site, volume of adipose tissue, preparation of ADSCs, clinical outcomes, and complication rate...
April 30, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709112/a-five-year-study-of-the-efficacy-of-purified-cd34-cell-therapy-for-angiitis-induced-no-option-critical-limb-ischemia
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Yuan Fang, Zheng Wei, Bin Chen, Tianyue Pan, Shiyang Gu, Peng Liu, Daqiao Guo, Xin Xu, Junhao Jiang, Jue Yang, Zhenyu Shi, Ting Zhu, Yun Shi, Yifan Liu, Zhihui Dong, Weiguo Fu
Angiitis-induced critical limb ischemia (AICLI) patients constitute a remarkable proportion of no-option critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. Stem cell therapy has become an innovative and promising option for no-option CLI patients. As one of these promising stem cell therapies, purified CD34+ cell transplantation (PuCeT) has shown favorable short-term results. However, the long-term efficacy of PuCeT has yet to be reported. This study evaluates the long-term efficacy of PuCeT in AICLI patients. Twenty-seven AICLI patients were enrolled from May 2009 to December 2011...
April 30, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705378/intervertebral-disc-regeneration-from-cell-therapy-to-the-development-of-novel-bioinspired-endogenous-repair-strategies
#20
Johann Clouet, Marion Fusellier, Anne Camus, Catherine Le Visage, Jérôme Guicheux
Low back pain (LBP), frequently associated with intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, is a major public health concern. LBP is currently managed by pharmacological treatments and, if unsuccessful, by invasive surgical procedures, which do not counteract the degenerative process. Considering that IVD cell depletion is critical in the degenerative process, the supplementation of IVD with reparative cells, associated or not with biomaterials, has been contemplated. Recently, the discovery of reparative stem/progenitor cells in the IVD has led to increased interest in the potential of endogenous repair strategies...
April 26, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
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