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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228408/a-method-for-quantifying-limbal-stem-cell-niches-using-oct-imaging
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Michel Haagdorens, Joséphine Behaegel, Jos Rozema, Veerle Van Gerwen, Sofie Michiels, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Marie-José Tassignon, Nadia Zakaria
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of Fourier domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) in imaging and quantifying the limbal palisades of Vogt and to correlate these images with histological findings. METHODS: The superior and inferior limbal region of both eyes of 50 healthy volunteers were imaged by FD-OCT. Images were processed and analysed using Matlab software. In vitro immunofluorescent staining of a cadaveric donor limbus was analysed to correlate the presence of stem cells in the visualised structures...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211875/a-hyaluronan-hydrogel-scaffold-based-xeno-free-culture-system-for-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-corneal-epithelial-stem-cells
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D Chen, Y Qu, X Hua, L Zhang, Z Liu, S C Pflugfelder, D-Q Li
PurposeTo develop a hyaluronan hydrogel scaffold-based xeno-free culture system for ex vivo cultivation of human corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs).Patients and MethodsCESCs were cultivated from donor limbal explants on the HyStem-C Hydrogel bio-scaffold in 12-well plates for 3 weeks. Group A used the traditional supplemented hormonal epidermal medium (SHEM) and group B used the defined SHEM (without fetal bovine serum and toxin A, adding 20% serum replacement). The growth and morphology of the cultured cells were assessed by phase contrast microscope...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204869/-corneal-cell-therapy-an-overview
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REVIEW
M Fuest, G Hin-Fai Yam, G Swee-Lim Peh, P Walter, N Plange, J S Mehta
In recent years, the cultivation and expansion of primary corneal cells has made significant progress. The transplantation of cultured limbal epithelial cells represents a successful and established treatment of the ocular surface. Cultivated corneal endothelial cells are undergoing a clinical trial in Japan. Stromal keratocytes can now be expanded in vitro. A wide range of stem cell sources is being tested in vitro and animal models for their possible application in corneal cell therapy. This article gives an overview of recent advancements and prevailing limitations for the use of different cell sources in the therapy of corneal disease...
February 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199886/construction-of-tissue-engineered-full-thickness-cornea-substitute-using-limbal-epithelial-cell-like-and-corneal-endothelial-cell-like-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Canwei Zhang, Liqun Du, Peng Sun, Lin Shen, Jing Zhu, Kunpeng Pang, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a full-thickness artificial cornea substitute in vitro by coculturing limbal epithelial cell-like (LEC-like) cells and corneal endothelial cell-like (CEC-like) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on APCM scaffold. A 400 μm thickness, 11 mm diameter APCM lamella containing Bowman's membrane was prepared as the scaffold using trephine and a special apparatus made by ourselves. LEC-like cells and CEC-like cells, derived from hESCs as our previously described, were cocultured on the scaffold using a special insert of 24-well plates that enabled seeding both sides of the scaffold...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179383/cultivated-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-and-penetrating-keratoplasty-postchemical-injury-a-14-year-follow-up
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Ritu Shah, Charuta Puranik, Ashik Mohamed, Virender S Sangwan
An 11-year-old girl presented to our tertiary eye care centre with a 9-month-old history of lime injury in the left eye in 1999 with vision of counting fingers close to the face. She initially underwent superficial keratectomy with amniotic membrane graft in 1999. Subsequently, cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation was performed in 2001 which improved her vision to 20/400. Following development of pannus and symblepharon in the left eye, she underwent pannus resection and conjunctival limbal autograft in 2002 and, a month later, optical penetrating keratoplasty (PK) following which her vision improved to 20/125...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120532/extracellular-nucleotide-hydrolysis-in-dermal-and-limbal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-source-of-adenosine-production
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Liliana I Sous Naasani, Cristiano Rodrigues, Rafael Paschoal de Campos, Liziane Raquel Beckenkamp, Isabele C Iser, Ana Paula Santin Bertoni, Márcia R Wink
Human Limbal (L-MSCs) and Dermal Mesenchymal Stem Cell (D-MSCs) possess many properties that increase their therapeutic potential in ophthalmology and dermatology. It is known that purinergic signaling plays a role in many aspects of mesenchymal stem cells physiology. They release and respond to purinergic ligands, altering proliferation, migration, differentiation and apoptosis. Therefore, more information on these processes would be crucial for establishing future clinical applications using their differentiation potential, but without undesirable side effects...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115245/autologous-method-for-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-limbal-epithelial-progenitor-cells-based-on-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-technology
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REVIEW
A C Riestra, N Vazquez, M Chacon, S Berisa, R M Sanchez-Avila, G Orive, E Anitua, A Meana, J Merayo-Lloves
PURPOSE: Develop an autologous culture method for ex vivo expansion of human limbal epithelial progenitor cells (LEPCs) using Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) as a growth supplement and as a scaffold for the culture of LEPCs. METHODS: LEPCs were cultivated in different media supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) or 10% PRGF. The outgrowths, total number of cells, colony forming efficiency (CFE), morphology and immunocytochemistry against p63- α and cytokeratins 3 and 12 (CK3-CK12) were analyzed...
January 20, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110374/morphological-description-of-limbal-epithelium-searching-for-stem-cells-crypts-in-the-dog-cat-pig-cow-sheep-and-horse
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M Patruno, A Perazzi, T Martinello, A Blaseotto, E Di Iorio, I Iacopetti
The cornea provides protection and transparency to the eye, allowing an optimal sharpness view. In some pathological conditions the cornea is able to regenerate thanks to the presence of a stem cells reservoir present at the level of the transition area between cornea and sclera (limbus). Corneal cell therapies in Veterinary Medicine are really limited due to the lacking of knowledge about the anatomy of the limbal area, the putative presence of stem cells and their identification in domestic species. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the main distinctive structural features of the sclero-corneal junction and conjunctival-corneal junction areas in some species of veterinary importance, using optic microscope observations of histological sections...
January 21, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106291/ocular-effects-of-sulfur-mustard-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review
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Yunes Panahi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a strong blistering, highly reactive, lipophilic chemical war agent that causes injury in different organs including the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. The Eyes are especially susceptible to the consequences of SM poisoning because of the aqueous and mucosal nature of conjunctiva and cornea. DNA alkylation and depletion of glutathione, are the most important mechanisms of SM action in the eye injuries. Acute clinical symptoms are including decrease in visual acuity, dryness, photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctivitis and complaints of foreign body sensation and soreness that gradually progress to severe ocular pain...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070718/first-in-human-trial-of-an-anti-5t4-antibody-monomethylauristatin-conjugate-pf-06263507-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Geoffrey I Shapiro, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Patricia LoRusso, Jeremy Barton, Steven Hua, Steven D Reich, Ronald Shazer, Carrie T Taylor, Dawei Xuan, Hossein Borghaei
Background The antibody-drug conjugate PF-06263507 targets the cell-surface, tumor-associated antigen 5T4 and consists of a humanized IgG1 conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethylauristatin-F by a non-cleavable maleimidocaproyl linker. In this first-in-human, dose-finding trial (NCT01891669), we evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of PF-06263507 in pretreated patients with advanced solid tumors, unselected for 5T4 expression. starting at 0.05 mg/kg, with 25, 56, and 95% dose increments, depending on observed dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), applying a modified continual reassessment method...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062196/radiotherapeutic-and-surgical-management-of-iris-melanoma-a-review
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REVIEW
Marko Popovic, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Julia DiGiovanni, Carol L Shields
We compare outcomes following radiotherapeutic and surgical management of iris melanoma. Endpoints included local tumor recurrence, metastases, and common complications. From an initial search that yielded 231 articles, we found 17 relevant studies with 761 eyes. The gender distribution was balanced with a mean age of 52 years. Most studies focused on either proton beam (49.4%) or plaque (31.4%) radiotherapy. Rates of local recurrence (range: 0-8%) and metastatic development (0-5%) were favorable following radiotherapy; however, common complications included cataract (36-73%), glaucoma (3-92%) and corneal conditions (0-33%)...
January 3, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025793/allogenic-cultivated-limbal-stem-cell-transplantation-versus-cadaveric-keratolimbal-allograft-in-ocular-surface-disorder-1-year-outcome
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Jitendra Kumar Singh Parihar, Avinash Singh Parihar, Vaibhav Kumar Jain, Jaya Kaushik, Pramod Nath
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of allogenic ex vivo cultivated limbal stem cell transplantation (LSCT) versus cadaveric keratolimbal allograft in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). METHODS: In this prospective interventional study from Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi, 50 eyes of 40 patients with ocular surface disorder having LSCD underwent either cultivated LSCT (group 1: 25 eyes of 20 patients) or keratolimbal allograft transplantation (group 2: 25 eyes of 20 patients)...
December 26, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941384/characterization-of-the-corneal-subbasal-nerve-plexus-in-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Pichaya Chuephanich, Chantaka Supiyaphun, Carolina Aravena, Tahir Kansu Bozkurt, Fei Yu, Sophie X Deng
PURPOSE: To quantify the changes in the subbasal nerve plexus in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy. METHODS: In this retrospective cross-sectional comparative study, confocal images of 51 eyes of 37 patients with LSCD collected between 2010 and 2015 by the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph III Rostock Corneal Module Confocal Microscope were analyzed. Two independent observers evaluated the scans of the central cornea...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937038/boston-keratoprosthesis-for-idiopathic-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Ashik Mohamed, Ritu Shah, Virender S Sangwan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914026/limbal-stem-cell-and-oral-mucosal-epithelial-transplantation-from-ex-vivo-cultivation-in-lscd-induced-rabbits-histology-and-immunologic-study-of-the-transplant-epithelial-sheet
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Napaporn Tananuvat, Kanokkan Bumroongkit, Chainarong Tocharusa, Umnat Mevatee, Aphisek Kongkaew, Somsanguan Ausayakhun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of cultivated limbal epithelial and oral mucosal epithelial transplantation (CLET and COMET) in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD)-induced rabbit model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups of three rabbits each. Limbal tissue was harvested from the first group, and oral mucosal biopsy was obtained from the second group. The tissues were cultured using an explant technique with amniotic membrane as a substrate and co-culture with the 3T3 fibroblast and air-lifting method...
December 2, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911610/successful-consecutive-expansion-of-limbal-explants-using-a-biosafe-culture-medium-under-feeder-layer-free-conditions
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Marina López-Paniagua, Teresa Nieto-Miguel, Ana de la Mata, Sara Galindo, José M Herreras, Rosa M Corrales, Margarita Calonge
PURPOSE: Transplantation of in vitro cultured limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) is a treatment widely used for LESC deficiency. However, the number of limbal tissue donors is limited, and protocols for LESC cultivation often include compounds and/or feeder layers that can induce side effects and/or increase the cost of the culture procedure. We investigated the feasibility of obtaining more than one limbal primary culture (LPC) from the same biopsy using a culture medium in which several potentially harmful compounds were replaced at the same time by biosafe supplements, allowing the LESC cultivation without feeder layers...
December 2, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911382/a-simple-mechanical-procedure-to-create-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency-in-mouse
#17
Neda Afsharkhamseh, Elham Ghahari, Medi Eslani, Ali R Djalilian
Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is a state of malfunction or loss of limbal epithelial stem cells, after which the corneal epithelium is replaced with conjunctiva. Patients suffer from recurrent corneal defects, pain, inflammation, and loss of vision. Previously, a murine model of LSCD was described and compared to two other models. The goal was to produce a consistent mouse model of LSCD that both mimics the phenotype in humans and lasts long enough to make it possible to study the disease pathophysiology and to evaluate new treatments...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909310/undiluted-serum-eye-drops-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-corneal-epitheilal-defects
#18
Kaevalin Lekhanont, Passara Jongkhajornpong, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee, Varintorn Chuckpaiwong
Several studies found that 50-100% serum eye drops provided greater benefits without inducing detrimental effects on the corneal epithelial healing. This study assessed the efficacy of undiluted serum eye drops for the treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defects (PED). A total of 109 eyes received 100% serum eye drops for PED were recruited into this study. The data were compared with an historical control group of 79 eyes with PED who received conventional treatments from 2006-2011 at the same institution...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888184/amnion-assisted-conjunctival-epithelial-redirection-in-limbal-stem-cell-grafting
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Harminder S Dua, Ammar Miri, Mohamed S Elalfy, Anna Lencova, Dalia G Said
AIMS: To develop a technique using amniotic membrane (AM) to prevent admixture of conjunctival epithelial cells and limbal explant-derived corneal epithelial cells in patients undergoing limbal stem cell transplantation. To compare this technique with the current method of 'sequential sector conjunctival epitheliectomy' (SSCE). METHODS: 26 patients with total limbal stem cell deficiency who underwent ocular surface reconstruction with limbal stem cells transplantation were retrospectively studied...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881591/vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-culmination-of-management-using-immunosuppression-surgical-and-prosthetic-therapy-over-quarter-century
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Shilpa Das, Anand S Pasari, Virender S Sangwan
A 22-year-old male patient presented in 1988 with active vernal keratoconjunctivitis. He was treated with topical mast cell stabilisers and corticosteroids. Chronic inflammation despite topical treatment necessitated oral immunosuppressants. Active disease came under control with this; however, the patient gradually developed limbal stem cell deficiency. He underwent bilateral pannus resection with amniotic membrane transplantation that resulted in improved ocular surface. In 2007, patient was found to have significant bilateral posterior subcapsular cataracts and underwent bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation with good visual outcome...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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