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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621452/osteogenic-commitment-and-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation
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Viviana Costa, Valeria Carina, Simona Fontana, Angela De Luca, Francesca Monteleone, Stefania Pagani, Maria Sartori, Stefania Setti, Cesare Faldini, Riccardo Alessandro, Milena Fini, Gianluca Giavaresi
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) as an adjuvant therapy in in vitro and in vivo bone engineering has proven to be extremely useful. The present study aimed at investigating the effect of 30 mW/cm(2) LIPUS stimulation on commercially available human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured in basal or osteogenic medium at different experimental time points (7d, 14d, 21d). The hypothesis was that LIPUS would improve the osteogenic differentiation of hMSC and guarantying the maintenance of osteogenic committed fraction, as demonstrated by cell vitality and proteomic analysis...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586019/protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-against-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-are-mediated-by-t-box-protein-expressed-in-t-cells-gata-3-and-forkhead-box-protein-3-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-nuclear-receptor-%C3%AE-t
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Keqiong Li, Yi Chen, Rong Jiang, Dilong Chen, Hong Wang, Wei Xiong, Danyang Li, Zehong Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Jing Li, Ke Yuan
3-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-cycloastragenol, or Astragaloside IV (AST), is one of the major active ingredients isolated from Astragalus membranaceous with distinct pharmacological effects, and possesses anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory and antifibrotic properties. However, the effects of AST on allergic rhinitis remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine the effects of AST on immunoglobulin (Ig) E‑mediated allergic reactions in vivo, by using a mouse model of allergic rhinitis established via repetitive sensitization and intranasal challenge with ovalbumin (OVA)...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584128/bcl11b-and-combinatorial-resolution-of-cell-fate-in-the-t-cell-gene-regulatory-network
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William J R Longabaugh, Weihua Zeng, Jingli A Zhang, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Camden S Jansen, Long Li, Maile Romero-Wolf, Pentao Liu, Hao Yuan Kueh, Ali Mortazavi, Ellen V Rothenberg
T-cell development from hematopoietic progenitors depends on multiple transcription factors, mobilized and modulated by intrathymic Notch signaling. Key aspects of T-cell specification network architecture have been illuminated through recent reports defining roles of transcription factors PU.1, GATA-3, and E2A, their interactions with Notch signaling, and roles of Runx1, TCF-1, and Hes1, providing bases for a comprehensively updated model of the T-cell specification gene regulatory network presented herein...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529938/senescence-inflammatory-regulation-of-reparative-cellular-reprogramming-in-aging-and-cancer
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Javier A Menendez, Tomás Alarcón
The inability of adult tissues to transitorily generate cells with functional stem cell-like properties is a major obstacle to tissue self-repair. Nuclear reprogramming-like phenomena that induce a transient acquisition of epigenetic plasticity and phenotype malleability may constitute a reparative route through which human tissues respond to injury, stress, and disease. However, tissue rejuvenation should involve not only the transient epigenetic reprogramming of differentiated cells, but also the committed re-acquisition of the original or alternative committed cell fate...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420723/mitochondrial-bax-determines-the-predisposition-to-apoptosis-in-human-aml
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Frank Reichenbach, Cornelius Wiedenmann, Enrico Schalk, Diana Becker, Kathrin Funk, Peter Scholz-Kreisel, Franziska Todt, Denise Wolleschak, Konstanze Dohner, Jens U Marquardt, Florian Heidel, Frank Edlich
Purpose: Cell-to-cell variability in apoptosis signaling contributes to heterogenic responses to cytotoxic stress in clinically heterogeneous neoplasia, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The BCL-2 proteins BAX and BAK can commit mammalian cells to apoptosis and are inhibited by retrotranslocation from the mitochondria into the cytosol. The subcellular localization of BAX and BAK could determine the cellular predisposition to apoptotic death. Experimental design: The relative localization of BAX and BAK was determined by fractionation of AML cell lines and patient samples of a test cohort and a validation cohort...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370561/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-activates-expression-of-the-bone-related-transcription-factor-runx2-in-select-human-osteosarcoma-cell-types
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Oscar A Vega, Claudia M J Lucero, Hector F Araya, Sofia Jerez, Julio C Tapia, Marcelo Antonelli, Flavio Salazar-Onfray, Facundo Las Heras, Roman Thaler, Scott M Riester, Gary S Stein, Andre J van Wijnen, Mario A Galindo
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Metastasis and poor responsiveness to chemotherapy in osteosarcoma correlates with over-expression of the runt-related transcription factor RUNX2, which normally plays a key role in osteogenic lineage commitment, osteoblast differentiation and bone formation. Furthermore, WNT/β-catenin signaling is over-activated in osteosarcoma and promotes tumor progression. Importantly, the WNT/β-catenin pathway normally activates RUNX2 gene expression during osteogenic lineage commitment...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350067/isopsoralen-mediated-suppression-of-bone-marrow-adiposity-and-attenuation-of-the-adipogenic-commitment-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Jian Wang, Sheng-Fa Li, Ting Wang, Chun-Han Sun, Liang Wang, Min-Jun Huang, Jian Chen, Shao-Wei Zheng, Nan Wang, Ying-Jun Zhang, Tian-Yu Chen
Osteoporosis (OP) increases the risk of bone fractures and other complications, and is thus a major clinical problem. In this study, we examined the effect of isopsoralen on the differentiation of bone-derived marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into osteoblasts and adipocytes, as well as bone formation under osteoporotic conditions. Primary femoral BMSCs isolated from C57BL/6 mice were used to evaluate the isopsoralen-mediated regulation of the expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), osteocalcin (OCN) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) during osteogenesis 2 weeks...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283063/systemic-human-ilc-precursors-provide-a-substrate-for-tissue-ilc-differentiation
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Ai Ing Lim, Yan Li, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Ralph Stadhouders, Franziska Paul, Armanda Casrouge, Nicolas Serafini, Anne Puel, Jacinta Bustamante, Laura Surace, Guillemette Masse-Ranson, Eyal David, Helene Strick-Marchand, Lionel Le Bourhis, Roberto Cocchi, Davide Topazio, Paolo Graziano, Lucia Anna Muscarella, Lars Rogge, Xavier Norel, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Matthieu Allez, Thomas Graf, Rudi W Hendriks, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Ido Amit, Hans Yssel, James P Di Santo
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) represent innate versions of T helper and cytotoxic T cells that differentiate from committed ILC precursors (ILCPs). How ILCPs give rise to mature tissue-resident ILCs remains unclear. Here, we identify circulating and tissue ILCPs in humans that fail to express the transcription factors and cytokine outputs of mature ILCs but have these signature loci in an epigenetically poised configuration. Human ILCPs robustly generate all ILC subsets in vitro and in vivo. While human ILCPs express low levels of retinoic acid receptor (RAR)-related orphan receptor C (RORC) transcripts, these cells are found in RORC-deficient patients and retain potential for EOMES(+) natural killer (NK) cells, interferon gamma-positive (IFN-γ(+)) ILC1s, interleukin (IL)-13(+) ILC2s, and for IL-22(+), but not for IL-17A(+) ILC3s...
March 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273111/mating-success-follows-duet-dancing-in-the-java-sparrow
#9
Masayo Soma, Midori Iwama
Mutual interactions between sexes have multiple signalling functions. Duet singing in songbirds is related to mutual mate guarding, joint resource defence, and signalling commitment. Coordinated visual displays of mating pairs are thought to perform similar functions, but are less well understood. The current study evaluated mutual interactions in an Estrildid species to explore the relative importance of duet dancing and male singing in mating success of pairs in a first encounter. When Java sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) court prospective mates, only males sing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239379/estrogen-receptor-dependent-regulation-of-dendritic-cell-development-and-function
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REVIEW
Sophie Laffont, Cyril Seillet, Jean-Charles Guéry
Autoimmunity, infectious diseases and cancer affect women and men differently. Because they tend to develop more vigorous adaptive immune responses than men, women are less susceptible to some infectious diseases but also at higher risk of autoimmunity. The regulation of immune responses by sex-dependent factors probably involves several non-redundant mechanisms. A privileged area of study, however, concerns the role of sex steroid hormones in the biology of innate immune cells, especially dendritic cells (DCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236661/fam20c-is-under-the-control-of-sphingolipid-signaling-in-human-cell-lines
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Giorgio Cozza, Mauro Salvi, Vincent S Tagliabracci, Lorenzo A Pinna
Fam20C, also termed DMP-4 (dentin matrix protein 4) and G-CK (Golgi casein kinase) is an atypical protein kinase committed with the phosphorylation of casein and a plethora of other secreted proteins. Fam20C has been implicated in a number of human pathologies related to biomineralization, phosphate homeostasis, and neoplasia. The mode of regulation of Fam20C is still a matter of conjecture. In in vitro, Fam20C activity is stimulated several fold by sphingosine. To gain in vivo information about the physiological relevance of this observation, three cell lines expressing endogenous Fam20C, and one in which Fam20C has been knocked out with CRISPR/Cas9 technology have been examined for Fam20C activity under basal conditions and where sphingosine has been depleted by treatment with myriocin...
April 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231331/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-mscs-induce-ex-vivo-proliferation-and-erythroid-commitment-of-cord-blood-haematopoietic-stem-cells-cb-cd34-cells
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Simone Perucca, Andrea Di Palma, Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Claudia Gemelli, Elisa Zoratti, Giulio Bassi, Edoardo Giacopuzzi, Andrea Lojacono, Giuseppe Borsani, Enrico Tagliafico, Maria Teresa Scupoli, Simona Bernardi, Camilla Zanaglio, Federica Cattina, Valeria Cancelli, Michele Malagola, Mauro Krampera, Mirella Marini, Camillo Almici, Sergio Ferrari, Domenico Russo
A human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (MSCs) and cord blood-derived CD34+ stem cell co-culture system was set up in order to evaluate the proliferative and differentiative effects induced by MSCs on CD34+ stem cells, and the reciprocal influences on gene expression profiles. After 10 days of co-culture, non-adherent (SN-fraction) and adherent (AD-fraction) CD34+ stem cells were collected and analysed separately. In the presence of MSCs, a significant increase in CD34+ cell number was observed (fold increase = 14...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223401/transcriptome-analyses-of-rhesus-monkey-preimplantation-embryos-reveal-a-reduced-capacity-for-dna-double-strand-break-repair-in-primate-oocytes-and-early-embryos
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Xinyi Wang, Denghui Liu, Dajian He, Shengbao Suo, Xian Xia, Xiechao He, Jing-Dong J Han, Ping Zheng
Preimplantation embryogenesis encompasses several critical events including genome reprogramming, zygotic genome activation (ZGA), and cell-fate commitment. The molecular basis of these processes remains obscure in primates in which there is a high rate of embryo wastage. Thus, understanding the factors involved in genome reprogramming and ZGA might help reproductive success during this susceptible period of early development and generate induced pluripotent stem cells with greater efficiency. Moreover, explaining the molecular basis responsible for embryo wastage in primates will greatly expand our knowledge of species evolution...
April 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215940/elf5-is-a-principal-cell-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-in-the-kidney-that-contributes-to-aqp2-and-avpr2-gene-expression
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Justin Grassmeyer, Malini Mukherjee, Jennifer deRiso, Casey Hettinger, Monica Bailey, Satrajit Sinha, Jane E Visvader, Haotian Zhao, Eric Fogarty, Kameswaran Surendran
The mammalian kidney collecting ducts are critical for water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis and develop as a branched network of tubular structures composed of principal cells intermingled with intercalated cells. The intermingled nature of the different collecting duct cell types has made it challenging to identify unique and critical factors that mark and/or regulate the development of the different collecting duct cell lineages. Here we report that the canonical Notch signaling pathway components, RBPJ and Presinilin1 and 2, are involved in patterning the mouse collecting duct cell fates by maintaining a balance between principal cell and intercalated cell fates...
April 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204811/isopsoralen-mediated-suppression-of-bone-marrow-adiposity-and-attenuation-of-the-adipogenic-commitment-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#15
Jian Wang, Sheng-Fa Li, Ting Wang, Chun-Han Sun, Liang Wang, Min-Jun Huang, Jian Chen, Shao-Wei Zheng, Nan Wang, Ying-Jun Zhang, Tian-Yu Chen
Osteoporosis (OP) increases the risk of bone fractures and other complications, and is thus a major clinical problem. In this study, we examined the effect of isopsoralen on the differentiation of bone-derived marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into osteoblasts and adipocytes, as well as bone formation under osteoporotic conditions. Primary femoral BMSCs isolated from C57BL/6 mice were used to evaluate the isopsoralen-mediated regulation of the expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), osteocalcin (OCN) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) during osteogenesis 2 weeks...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173811/marrow-adipocytes-inhibit-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-osteoblasts-via-suppressing-bmp-signaling
#16
Basem M Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Reduced bone formation is associated with increased bone marrow fat in many bone-loss related diseases including aging, post-menopause, and anorexia nervosa. Several lines of evidence suggested the regulation of osteogenesis and adipogenesis of the bone marrow-derived mesenchymal (skeletal) stem cells (BMSCs) by paracrine mediators. This study aimed to investigate the impact of adipocytes-secreted factors on the cell proliferation and osteoblast differentiation of BMSCs. METHODS: Serum free conditioned medium (CM-Adipo) was collected from stromal ST2 cells-derived adipocytes...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117006/bivalent-histone-modifications-and-development
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Feifei Li, Mian Wan, Binpeng Zhang, Yiran Peng, Yachuan Zhou, Caixia Pi, Xin Xu, Ling Ye, Xuedong Zhou, Liwei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Development is an epigenetic regulation dependent event. As one pre-transcriptional regulator, bivalent histone modifications were observed to be involved in development recently. It is believed that histone methylation potentially takes charge of cell fate determination and differentiation. The synchronous existence of functionally opposite histone marks at transcript start sequence(TSS) is defined as "Bivalency", which mainly mark development related genes. H3K4me3 and H3K27me3, the prominent histone methylations of bivalency, are implicated in transcriptional activation and transcriptional repression respectively...
January 23, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099883/beta2-adrenergic-signaling-affects-the-phenotype-of-human-cardiac-progenitor-cells-through-emt-modulation
#18
Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Camilla Siciliano, Julia Tasciotti, Giorgio Mangino, Elena De Falco, Roberto Carnevale, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Giacomo Frati, Isotta Chimenti
Human cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) offer great promises to cardiac cell therapy for heart failure. Many in vivo studies have shown their therapeutic benefits, paving the way for clinical translation. The 3D model of cardiospheres (CSs) represents a unique niche-like in vitro microenvironment, which includes CPCs and supporting cells. CSs have been shown to form through a process mediated by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). β2-Adrenergic signaling significantly affects stem/progenitor cells activation and mobilization in multiple tissues, and crosstalk between β2-adrenergic signaling and EMT processes has been reported...
January 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089422/low-magnitude-mechanical-signals-and-the-spine-a-review-of-current-and-future-applications
#19
REVIEW
Martin H Pham, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang, Frank L Acosta
Animal and human studies demonstrate the anabolic properties of low-magnitude mechanical stimulation (LMMS) in its ability to improve bone formation by enhancing the proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells and their subsequent commitment down an osteoblastic lineage. Response to mechanical strains as low as 10μɛ have been seen, illustrating the sensitivity of mechanosensory cells to mechanotransduction pathways. Applications to the spine include treatment of osteoporosis in preparation for instrumented fusion, fracture reduction in spinal cord injury patients to slow bone mineral density loss, and bone tissue engineering and enhancement of bone-implant osseointegration for pseudarthrosis and hardware failure...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078846/mir-2861-is-involved-in-osteogenic-commitment-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-grown-onto-3d-scaffold
#20
F Diomede, I Merciaro, S Martinotti, M F X B Cavalcanti, S Caputi, E Mazzon, O Trubiani
miR-2861 endorsing osteoblast differentiation through the overexpression of Runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) protein has been recently described. In this study we evaluated: the performance of living construct, composed by human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) and 3D scaffold (EXg), and the behaviour of miR-2861/RUNX2 expression pathway on the osteogenic commitment. Human PDLSCs were seeded with and without EXg scaffold and cultured under basal and osteogenic conditions. Morphological features, adhesiveness and differentiation abilities were analysed using scanning electron and confocal laser scanning microscopy...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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