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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819250/oblique-scanning-laser-microscopy-for-simultaneously-volumetric-structural-and-molecular-imaging-using-only-one-raster-scan
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Lei Zhang, Amalia Capilla, Weiye Song, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, Ji Yi
Multi-modal three dimensional (3D) optical imaging combining both structural sensitivity and molecular specificity is highly desirable in biomedical research. In this paper, we present a method termed oblique scanning laser microscopy (OSLM) to combine optical coherence tomography (OCT), for simultaneously volumetric structural and molecular imaging with cellular resolution in all three dimensions. Conventional 3D laser scanning fluorescence microscopy requires repeated optical sectioning to create z-stacks in depth...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817682/experimental-study-of-tuberculosis-from-animal-models-to-complex-cell-systems-and-organoids
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REVIEW
Kaori L Fonseca, Pedro N S Rodrigues, I Anna S Olsson, Margarida Saraiva
Tuberculosis (TB) is a devastating disease to mankind that has killed more people than any other infectious disease. Despite many efforts and successes from the scientific and health communities, the prospect of TB elimination remains distant. On the one hand, sustainable public health programs with affordable and broad implementation of anti-TB measures are needed. On the other hand, achieving TB elimination requires critical advances in three areas: vaccination, diagnosis, and treatment. It is also well accepted that succeeding in advancing these areas requires a deeper knowledge of host-pathogen interactions during infection, and for that, better experimental models are needed...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815516/gastrointestinal-epithelial-organoid-cultures-from-postsurgical-tissues
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Soojung Hahn, Jongman Yoo
An organoid is a cellular structure three-dimensionally (3D) cultured from self-organizing stem cells in vitro, which has a cell population, architectures, and organ specific functions like the originating organs. Recent advances in the 3D culture of isolated intestinal crypts or gastric glands have enabled the generation of human gastrointestinal epithelial organoids. Gastrointestinal organoids recapitulate the human in vivo physiology because of all the intestinal epithelial cell types that differentiated and proliferated from tissue resident stem cells...
August 17, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809098/interfacially-engineered-pyridinium-pseudo-gemini-surfactants-as-versatile-and-efficient-supramolecular-delivery-systems-for-dna-sirna-and-mrna
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Uttam Satyal, Bogdan Draghici, Lisa L Dragic, Qiangnan Zhang, Kyle Norris, Muniswamy Madesh, Eugen Brailoiu, Marc A Ilies
The article presents the synthesis, self-assembling and biological activity as transfection agents for pDNA, siRNA and mRNA of novel pyridinium pseudo-gemini surfactants, interfacially-engineered from the most efficient gemini surfactants and lipids generated in our amphiphile research program. Formulation of novel amphiphiles in water revealed supramolecular properties very similar to gemini surfactants, despite their lipid-like charge/mass ratio. This dual character was found to also enhance endosomal escape and significantly increase the transfection efficiency...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798065/self-organization-process-in-newborn-skin-organoid-formation-inspires-strategy-to-restore-hair-regeneration-of-adult-cells
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Mingxing Lei, Linus J Schumacher, Yung-Chih Lai, Wen-Tau Juan, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Ping Wu, Ting-Xin Jiang, Ruth E Baker, Randall Bruce Widelitz, Li Yang, Cheng-Ming Chuong
Organoids made from dissociated progenitor cells undergo tissue-like organization. This in vitro self-organization process is not identical to embryonic organ formation, but it achieves a similar phenotype in vivo. This implies genetic codes do not specify morphology directly; instead, complex tissue architectures may be achieved through several intermediate layers of cross talk between genetic information and biophysical processes. Here we use newborn and adult skin organoids for analyses. Dissociated cells from newborn mouse skin form hair primordia-bearing organoids that grow hairs robustly in vivo after transplantation to nude mice...
August 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795726/a-hollow-fiber-system-for-simple-generation-of-human-brain-organoids
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Yujuan Zhu, Li Wang, Fangchao Yin, Yue Yu, Yaqing Wang, Hui Liu, Hui Wang, Ning Sun, Haitao Liu, Jianhua Qin
3D organoids exhibit near-physiological morphogenesis and histology relying on the self-organization of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), representing a new class of in vitro model for studying developmental biology and diseases. An engineered approach is highly desirable to generate sufficient organoids in a simple and efficient manner. Herein, we present a new strategy for the simple formation of massive human brain organoids from hiPSCs within a hollow fiber reactor system by combining fiber materials with the developmental biology principle...
August 10, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757181/tumor-organoids-as-a-pre-clinical-cancer-model-for-drug-discovery
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Fleur Weeber, Salo N Ooft, Krijn K Dijkstra, Emile E Voest
Tumor organoids are 3D cultures of cancer cells that can be derived on an individual patient basis with a high success rate. This creates opportunities to build large biobanks with relevant patient material that can be used to perform drug screens and facilitate drug development. The high take rate will also allow side-by-side comparison to evaluate the translational potential of this model system to the patient. These tumors-in-a-dish can be established for a variety of tumor types including colorectal, pancreas, stomach, prostate, and breast cancers...
July 27, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752164/in-situ-generation-of-human-brain-organoids-on-a-micropillar-array
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Yujuan Zhu, Li Wang, Hao Yu, Fangchao Yin, Yaqing Wang, Haitao Liu, Lei Jiang, Jianhua Qin
Brain organoids derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells can recapitulate the early stages of brain development, representing a powerful in vitro system for modeling brain development and diseases. However, the existing methods for brain organoid formation often require time-consuming procedures, including the initial formation of embryoid bodies (EBs) from hiPSCs, and subsequent neural induction and differentiation companied by multi-steps of cell transfer and encapsulation in a 3D matrix. Herein, we propose a simple strategy to enable in situ formation of massive brain organoids from hiPSCs on a micropillar array without tedious manual procedures...
July 28, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751424/a-simple-cost-effective-method-for-generating-murine-colonic-3d-enteroids-and-2d-monolayers-for-studies-of-primary-epithelial-cell-function
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Elizabeth H Fernando, Michael Dicay, Martin Stahl, Marilyn H Gordon, Andrew Vegso, Cristiane Baggio, Laurie Alston, Fernando Lopes, Kristi Baker, Simon Andrew Hirota, Derek M McKay, Bruce A Vallance, Wallace K MacNaughton
Cancer cell lines have been the mainstay of intestinal epithelial experimentation for decades, due primarily to their immortality and ease of culture. However, because of the inherent biological abnormalities of cancer cell lines, many cellular biologists are currently transitioning away from these models, and toward more representative primary cells. This has been particularly challenging, but recent advances in the generation of intestinal organoids have brought the routine use of primary cells within reach of most epithelial biologists...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750869/probiotic-lactobacillus-acidophilus-bacteria-or-synthetic-tlr2-agonist-boost-the-growth-of-chicken-embryo-intestinal-organoids-in-cultures-comprising-epithelial-cells-and-myofibroblasts
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Malgorzata Pierzchalska, Malgorzata Panek, Malgorzata Czyrnek, Anna Gielicz, Barbara Mickowska, Maja Grabacka
The intestinal epithelial cells reside in close proximity to myofibroblasts and microbiota, which are supposed to have an impact on intestinal stem cells fate and to influence processes of tissue maturation and regeneration. Mechanism underlying these phenomena and their diversity among vertebrates can be studied in 3D organoid cultures. We investigated the growth of chicken embryo intestinal epithelial organoids in Matrigel with and without Toll-like receptors (TLRs) stimulation. The organoid cultures contained also some myofibroblasts with potential to promote intestinal stem cell survival...
August 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745637/isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-an-orthotopic-mouse-model-of-colorectal-cancer
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Susan Kochall, May-Linn Thepkaysone, Sebastián A García, Alexander M Betzler, Jürgen Weitz, Christoph Reissfelder, Sebastian Schölch
Despite the advantages of easy applicability and cost-effectiveness, subcutaneous mouse models have severe limitations and do not accurately simulate tumor biology and tumor cell dissemination. Orthotopic mouse models have been introduced to overcome these limitations; however, such models are technically demanding, especially in hollow organs such as the large bowel. In order to produce uniform tumors which reliably grow and metastasize, standardized techniques of tumor cell preparation and injection are critical...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
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Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
October 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707964/roles-of-diffusion-dynamics-in-stem-cell-signaling-and-three-dimensional-tissue-development
#13
Richard J McMurtrey
Recent advancements in the ability to construct three-dimensional (3D) tissues and organoids from stem cells and biomaterials have not only opened abundant new research avenues in disease modeling and regenerative medicine but also have ignited investigation into important aspects of molecular diffusion in 3D cellular architectures. This paper describes fundamental mechanics of diffusion with equations for modeling these dynamic processes under a variety of scenarios in 3D cellular tissue constructs. The effects of these diffusion processes and resultant concentration gradients are described in the context of the major molecular signaling pathways in stem cells that both mediate and are influenced by gas and nutrient concentrations, including how diffusion phenomena can affect stem cell state, cell differentiation, and metabolic states of the cell...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699415/a-scalable-approach-for-the-generation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatic-organoids-with-sensitive-hepatotoxicity-features
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Malte Sgodda, Zhen Dai, Robert Zweigerdt, Amar D Sharma, Michael Ott, Tobias Cantz
The quest for physiologically-active human hepatocyte-like cells for in vitro research and drug screening is high. The recent progress in the field of pluripotent stem cell (PSC) - derived hepatic cells within the last decade brings those cells closer to applications in translational medicine. However, the classical two-dimensional (2D) cell culture systems are of limited use, because relevant cell-cell interactions based on cell polarity, which is a major prerequisite for proper hepatic cell metabolisms, are not provided...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697965/beyond-organoids-in-vitro-vasculogenesis-and-angiogenesis-using-cells-from-mammals-and-zebrafish
#15
REVIEW
Muhammad Ibrahim, Michael K Richardson
The ability to culture complex organs is currently an important goal in biomedical research. It is possible to grow organoids (3D organ-like structures) in vitro; however, a major limitation of organoids, and other 3D culture systems, is the lack of a vascular network. Protocols developed for establishing in vitro vascular networks typically use human or rodent cells. A major technical challenge is the culture of functional (perfused) networks. In this rapidly advancing field, some microfluidic devices are now getting close to the goal of an artificially perfused vascular network...
July 8, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678427/clear-cell-and-endometrioid-carcinomas-are-their-differences-attributable-to-distinct-cells-of-origin
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Dawn R Cochrane, Basile Tessier-Cloutier, Katherine M Lawrence, Tayyebeh Nazeran, Anthony N Karnezis, Clara Salamanca, Angela S Cheng, Jessica N McAlpine, Lien N Hoang, C Blake Gilks, David G Huntsman
Endometrial epithelium is the presumed tissue of origin for both eutopic and endometriosis-derived clear cell and endometrioid carcinomas. We had previously hypothesized that the morphological, biological and clinical differences between these carcinomas are due to histotype-specific mutations. Although some mutations and genomic landscape features are more likely to be found in one of these histotypes, we were not able to identify a single class of mutations that was exclusively present in one histotype and not the other...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670475/the-ascendance-of-microphysiological-systems-to-solve-the-drug-testing-dilemma
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REVIEW
Eva-Maria Dehne, Tobias Hasenberg, Uwe Marx
The development of drugs is a process obstructed with manifold security and efficacy concerns. Although animal models are still widely used to meet the diligence required, they are regarded as outdated tools with limited predictability. Novel microphysiological systems intend to create systemic models of human biology. Their ability to host 3D organoid constructs in a controlled microenvironment with mechanical and electrophysiological stimuli enables them to create and maintain homeostasis. These platforms are, thus, envisioned to be superior tools for testing and developing substances such as drugs, cosmetics and chemicals...
June 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663873/autofluorescence-imaging-captures-heterogeneous-drug-response-differences-between-2d-and-3d-breast-cancer-cultures
#18
T M Cannon, A T Shah, M C Skala
Two-photon microscopy of cellular autofluorescence intensity and lifetime (optical metabolic imaging, or OMI) is a promising tool for preclinical drug development. OMI, which exploits the endogenous fluorescence from the metabolic coenzymes NAD(P)H and FAD, is sensitive to changes in cell metabolism produced by drug treatment. Previous studies have shown that drug response, genetic expression, cell-cell communication, and cell signaling in 3D culture match those of the original in vivo tumor, but not those of 2D culture...
March 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661474/mutant-p53-dictates-the-oncogenic-activity-of-c-abl-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
#19
Chevaun D Morrison, Jenny C Chang, Ruth A Keri, William P Schiemann
We recently established c-Abl as a potent suppressor of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) progression through its reactivation of a p53:p21 signaling axis coupled to senescence. Moreover, we observed co-expression of p53 and c-Abl to be essential for normal mammary epithelial cell physiology, as this relationship is lost upon breast cancer progression. Cytoplasmic c-Abl activity is markedly increased in some TNBCs and contributes to disease progression; however, the mechanisms underlying these events remain largely unknown...
June 29, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644395/optical-tracking-and-digital-quantification-of-beating-behavior-in-bioengineered-human-cardiac-organoids
#20
Mahesh Devarasetty, Steven Forsythe, Thomas D Shupe, Shay Soker, Colin E Bishop, Anthony Atala, Aleksander Skardal
Organoid and organ-on-a-chip technologies are rapidly advancing towards deployment for drug and toxicology screening applications. Liver and cardiac toxicities account for the majority of drug candidate failures in human trials. Liver toxicity generally produces liver cell death, while cardiac toxicity causes adverse changes in heart beat kinetics. In traditional 2D cultures, beating kinetics can be measured by electrode arrays, but in some 3D constructs, quantifying beating kinetics can be more challenging...
June 23, 2017: Biosensors
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