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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919892/serum-mediated-oxidative-stress-from-systemic-sclerosis-patients-affects-mesenchymal-stem-cell-function
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Guillaume Fonteneau, Claire Bony, Radjiv Goulabchand, Alexandre T J Maria, Alain Le Quellec, Sophie Rivière, Christian Jorgensen, Philippe Guilpain, Danièle Noël
OBJECTIVES: Properties of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) from systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients have been reported to be altered. MSC-based therapy may therefore rely on the use of allogeneic MSCs from healthy subjects. Here, we investigated whether heterologous MSCs could exhibit altered properties following exposure to oxidative environment of SSc sera. METHODS: Human bone marrow-derived MSCs were cultured in the presence of various sera: control human serum AB (SAB), SAB with HOCl-induced AOPPs at 400 or 1,000 µmol/L (SAB400 or SAB1000, respectively), or H2O2-induced AOPPs or SSc patient serum (PS)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916735/functional-screening-in-human-cardiac-organoids-reveals-a-metabolic-mechanism-for-cardiomyocyte-cell-cycle-arrest
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Richard J Mills, Drew M Titmarsh, Xaver Koenig, Benjamin L Parker, James G Ryall, Gregory A Quaife-Ryan, Holly K Voges, Mark P Hodson, Charles Ferguson, Lauren Drowley, Alleyn T Plowright, Elise J Needham, Qing-Dong Wang, Paul Gregorevic, Mei Xin, Walter G Thomas, Robert G Parton, Lars K Nielsen, Bradley S Launikonis, David E James, David A Elliott, Enzo R Porrello, James E Hudson
The mammalian heart undergoes maturation during postnatal life to meet the increased functional requirements of an adult. However, the key drivers of this process remain poorly defined. We are currently unable to recapitulate postnatal maturation in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs), limiting their potential as a model system to discover regenerative therapeutics. Here, we provide a summary of our studies, where we developed a 96-well device for functional screening in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac organoids (hCOs)...
September 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915233/the-utility-of-stem-cells-in-pediatric-urinary-bladder-regeneration
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REVIEW
Philip M Iannaccone, Vasil Galat, Matthew I Bury, Yongchao C Ma, Arun K Sharma
Pediatric patients with a neurogenic urinary bladder caused by developmental abnormalities including spina bifida exhibit chronic urological problems. Surgical management in the form of enterocystoplasty is used to enlarge the bladder but is associated with significant clinical complications. Thus, alternative methods to enterocystoplasty have been explored through the incorporation of stem cells with tissue engineering strategies. Within the context of this review, we will examine the use of bone marrow stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as they relate to bladder regeneration at the anatomic and molecular levels...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914645/notch-inhibitors-and-their-role-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-promises-and-failures
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Marzia Locatelli, Giuseppe Curigliano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Notch signaling is a highly evolutionarily conserved cell-to-cell communication system that is involved in a number of pivotal cellular processes, such as development, stem cell maintenance, cell fate specification, differentiation, proliferation, and death. Much progress has been made in understanding Notch signaling. This review will focus on the role of canonical Notch signaling pathway in breast cancer cause and progressing. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we will discuss the results of the studies using drugs, which target the Notch pathway...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912174/senescence-is-a-spi1-pu-1-induced-anti-proliferative-mechanism-in-primary-hematopoietic-cells
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Laure Delestré, Cui Hengxiang, Michela Esposito, Cyril Quiveron, Elena Mylonas, Virginie Penard-Lacronique, Oliver Bischof, Christel Guillouf
Transcriptional deregulation caused by epigenetic or genetic alterations is a major cause of leukemic transformation. The Spi1/PU.1 transcription factor is a key regulator of many steps of hematopoiesis, and limits self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells. The deregulation of its expression or activity contributes to leukemia, in which Spi1 can be either an oncogene or a tumor suppressor. Here, we explored whether cellular senescence, an anti-tumoral pathway that restrains cell proliferation, is a mechanism by which Spi1 limits hematopoietic cells expansion, and thus prevents the development of leukemia...
September 14, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903034/piwi-is-required-to-limit-exhaustion-of-aging-somatic-stem-cells
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Pedro Sousa-Victor, Arshad Ayyaz, Rippei Hayashi, Yanyan Qi, David T Madden, Victoria V Lunyak, Heinrich Jasper
Sophisticated mechanisms that preserve genome integrity are critical to ensure the maintenance of regenerative capacity while preventing transformation of somatic stem cells (SCs), yet little is known about mechanisms regulating genome maintenance in these cells. Here, we show that intestinal stem cells (ISCs) induce the Argonaute family protein Piwi in response to JAK/STAT signaling during acute proliferative episodes. Piwi function is critical to ensure heterochromatin maintenance, suppress retrotransposon activation, and prevent DNA damage in homeostasis and under regenerative pressure...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900173/fgfr-inhibitor-azd4547-impedes-the-stemness-of-mammary-epithelial-cells-in-the-premalignant-tissues-of-mmtv-erbb2-transgenic-mice
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Qingxia Zhao, Amanda B Parris, Erin W Howard, Ming Zhao, Zhikun Ma, Zhiying Guo, Ying Xing, Xiaohe Yang
The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) regulates signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation and differentiation. Currently, the anti-tumor properties of FGFR inhibitors are being tested in preclinical and clinical studies. Nevertheless, reports on FGFR inhibitor-mediated breast cancer prevention are sparse. In this study, we investigated the anti-cancer benefits of AZD4547, an FGFR1-3 inhibitor, in ErbB2-overexpressing breast cancer models. AZD4547 (1-5 µM) demonstrated potent anti-proliferative effects, inhibition of stemness, and suppression of FGFR/RTK signaling in ErbB2-overexpressing human breast cancer cells...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894451/inflammatory-conditions-dictate-the-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-or-stromal-cells-on-b-cell-function
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Franka Luk, Laura Carreras-Planella, Sander S Korevaar, Samantha F H de Witte, Francesc E Borràs, Michiel G H Betjes, Carla C Baan, Martin J Hoogduijn, Marcella Franquesa
The immunomodulatory capacity of mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSC) makes them a promising tool for treatment of immune disease and organ transplantation. The effects of MSC on B cells are characterized by an abrogation of plasmablast formation and induction of regulatory B cells (Bregs). It is, however, unknown how MSC interact with B cells under inflammatory conditions. In this study, adipose tissue-derived MSC were pretreated with 50 ng/ml IFN-γ for 96 h (MSC-IFN-γ) to simulate inflammatory conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894084/tbx3-dependent-amplifying-stem-cell-progeny-drives-interfollicular-epidermal-expansion-during-pregnancy-and-regeneration
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Ryo Ichijo, Hiroki Kobayashi, Saori Yoneda, Yui Iizuka, Hirokazu Kubo, Shigeru Matsumura, Satsuki Kitano, Hitoshi Miyachi, Tetsuya Honda, Fumiko Toyoshima
The skin surface area varies flexibly in response to body shape changes. Skin homeostasis is maintained by stem cells residing in the basal layer of the interfollicular epidermis. However, how the interfollicular epidermal stem cells response to physiological body shape changes remains elusive. Here, we identify a highly proliferative interfollicular epidermal basal cell population in the rapidly expanding abdominal skin of pregnant mice. These cells express Tbx3 that is necessary for their propagation to drive skin expansion...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893230/assessment-of-free-radical-scavenging-and-anti-proliferative-activities-of-tinospora-cordifolia-miers-willd
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Picheswara Rao Polu, Udupa Nayanbhirama, Saleemulla Khan, Rajlexmi Maheswari
BACKGROUND: Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi or Amrita) is an important drug of Ayurvedic System of Medicine and found mention in various classical texts for the treatment of diseases such as jaundice, fever, diabetes, cancer and skin disease etc. In view of its traditional claims, antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities were evaluated in the present study. METHODS: Ethanol extract (TCE) and subsequent petroleum ether (TCP), dichloromethane (TCD), n-Butanol (TCB) and aqueous (TCA) fractions of were prepared from stems of T cordifolia...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888050/significance-of-perivascular-tumour-cells-defined-by-cd109-expression-in-progression-of-glioma
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Yukihiro Shiraki, Shinji Mii, Atsushi Enomoto, Hiroyuki Momota, Yi-Peng Han, Takuya Kato, Kaori Ushida, Akira Kato, Naoya Asai, Yoshiki Murakumo, Kosuke Aoki, Hiromichi Suzuki, Fumiharu Ohka, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Tomoki Todo, Seishi Ogawa, Atsushi Natsume, Masahide Takahashi
In the progression of glioma, tumour cells often exploit the perivascular microenvironment to promote their survival and resistance to conventional therapies. Some of these cells are considered to be brain tumour stem cells (BTSCs); however, the molecular nature of perivascular tumour cells has not been specifically clarified because of the complexity of glioma. Here, we identified CD109, a glycosylphosphatidylinositol- anchored protein and regulator of multiple signalling pathways, as a critical regulator of the progression of lower-grade glioma (World Health Organization grade II/III) by clinicopathological and whole genome sequencing analysis of tissues from human glioma...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887084/tethered-growth-factors-on-biocompatible-scaffolds-improve-stemness-of-cultured-rat-and-human-neural-stem-cells-and-growth-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitors
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Lisamarie Moore, Nolan B Skop, Deborah E Rothbard, Lucas R Corrubia, Steven W Levison
Currently, there is no widely accepted technique to efficiently and reproducibly grow stem and progenitor cells in vitro. Stem cells require contact with extracellular matrices as well as signals from growth factors to proliferate and to retain their stemness. We have developed a novel tissue culture platform (StemTrix cultureware) that transforms standard tissue culture plasticware into a multi-functional chitosan-based scaffold that supports the expansion of neural stem cells. The StemTrix scaffold is comprised of chitosan with immobilized heparin which in turn tethers heparin-binding growth factors...
September 5, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878038/the-requirement-of-mettl3-promoted-myod-mrna-maintenance-in-proliferative-myoblasts-for-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
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Kensuke Kudou, Tetsuro Komatsu, Jumpei Nogami, Kazumitsu Maehara, Akihito Harada, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara, Yasuyuki Ohkawa
Myogenic progenitor/stem cells retain their skeletal muscle differentiation potential by maintaining myogenic transcription factors such as MyoD. However, the mechanism of how MyoD expression is maintained in proliferative progenitor cells has not been elucidated. Here, we found that MyoD expression was reduced at the mRNA level by cell cycle arrest in S and G2 phases, which in turn led to the absence of skeletal muscle differentiation. The reduction of MyoD mRNA was correlated with the reduced expression of factors regulating RNA metabolism, including methyltransferase like 3 (Mettl3), which induces N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) modifications of RNA...
September 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875842/targeting-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-in-tumor-immunotherapy
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Weiqiang Zhou, Shanchun Guo, Mingli Liu, Matthew E Burow, Guangdi Wang
Chemokines, which have chemotactic abilities, are comprised of over 50 family members. Through binding to the 7-transmembrane domain of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), they function in immune cells by trafficking and regulating cell prolif¬eration, differentiation, activation, and migration, homing under both physiologic and pathologic conditions. The alpha-chemokine receptor CXCR4 for the alpha-chemokine stromal cell-derived-factor-1 (SDF-1) is most widely expressed by tumors. CXCL12/CXCR4 axis is a major culprit for human tumor because of its crucial role in tumor initiation and progression by activating a number of signaling pathways, such as ERK1/2, ras, PLC/ MAPK, p38 MAPK, and SAPK/ JNK, as well as regulating cancer stem cells...
August 29, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874716/cell-spheroids-with-enhanced-aggressiveness-to-mimic-human-liver-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Hong-Ryul Jung, Hyun Mi Kang, Jea-Woon Ryu, Dae-Soo Kim, Kyung Hee Noh, Eun-Su Kim, Ho-Joon Lee, Kyung-Sook Chung, Hyun-Soo Cho, Nam-Soon Kim, Dong-Soo Im, Jung Hwa Lim, Cho-Rok Jung
We fabricated a spheroid-forming unit (SFU) for efficient and economic production of cell spheroids. We optimized the protocol for generating large and homogenous liver cancer cell spheroids using Huh7 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. The large Huh7 spheroids showed apoptotic and proliferative signals in the centre and at the surface, respectively. In particular, hypoxia-induced factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) and ERK signal activation were detected in the cell spheroids. To diminish core necrosis and increase the oncogenic character, we co-cultured spheroids with 2% human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874550/prenatal-neurogenesis-induction-therapy-normalizes-brain-structure-and-function-in-down-syndrome-mice
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Akiko Nakano-Kobayashi, Tomonari Awaya, Isao Kii, Yuto Sumida, Yukiko Okuno, Suguru Yoshida, Tomoe Sumida, Haruhisa Inoue, Takamitsu Hosoya, Masatoshi Hagiwara
Down syndrome (DS) caused by trisomy of chromosome 21 is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Although the prenatal diagnosis of DS has become feasible, there are no therapies available for the rescue of DS-related neurocognitive impairment. A growth inducer newly identified in our screen of neural stem cells (NSCs) has potent inhibitory activity against dual-specificity tyrosine phosphorylation-regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) and was found to rescue proliferative deficits in Ts65Dn-derived neurospheres and human NSCs derived from individuals with DS...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867577/biological-properties-of-cardiac-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-rats-with-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Diógenes Rodrigo Maronezzi de Paula, Vanessa Capuano, Daniel Mendes Filho, Anna Cecília Dias Maciel Carneiro, Virgínia de Oliveira Crema, Lucas Felipe de Oliveira, Aldo Rogélis Aquiles Rodrigues, Nicola Montano, Valdo José Dias da Silva
Cardiomyopathy is a major outcome in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and contributes to the high morbidity/mortality observed in this disease. AIMS: To evaluate several biological properties of cardiac mesenchymal stem cells (cMSCs) in a rat model of streptozotocin-induced DM with concomitant diabetic cardiomyopathy. MAIN METHODS: After 10weeks of DM induction, diabetic and control rats were assessed using ECG and ventricular hemodynamics monitoring. Then, the hearts were excised and processed for histology and for extracting non-cardiomyocytic cells...
August 31, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861175/the-stat3-inhibitor-pimozide-impedes-cell-proliferation-and-induces-ros-generation-in-human-osteosarcoma-by-suppressing-catalase-expression
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Nan Cai, Wei Zhou, Lan-Lan Ye, Jun Chen, Qiu-Ni Liang, Gang Chang, Jia-Jie Chen
Currently, there is a considerable need to develop new treatments for osteosarcoma (OS), a very aggressive bone cancer. The activation of STAT3 signaling is positively associated with poor prognosis and aggressive progression in OS patients. Our previous study reported that the FDA-approved antipsychotic drug pimozide had anti-tumor activity against hepatocellular carcinoma and prostate cancer cells by suppressing STAT3 activity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the specific effect of pimozide on OS cells and the underlying molecular mechanism...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855664/oral-mucosal-epithelial-cells-grown-on-porous-silicon-membrane-for-transfer-to-the-rat-eye
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Yazad D Irani, Sonja Klebe, Steven J P McInnes, Marek Jasieniak, Nicolas H Voelcker, Keryn A Williams
Dysfunction of limbal stem cells or their niche can result in painful, potentially sight-threatening ocular surface disease. We examined the utility of surface-modified porous-silicon (pSi) membranes as a scaffold for the transfer of oral mucosal cells to the eye. Male-origin rat oral mucosal epithelial cells were grown on pSi coated with collagen-IV and vitronectin, and characterised by immunocytochemistry. Scaffolds bearing cells were implanted into normal female rats, close to the limbus, for 8 weeks. Histology, immunohistochemistry and a multiplex nested PCR for sry were performed to detect transplanted cells...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855626/dual-roles-of-a%C3%AE-in-proliferative-processes-in-an-amyloidogenic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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David Baglietto-Vargas, Elisabeth Sánchez-Mejias, Victoria Navarro, Sebastián Jimenez, Laura Trujillo-Estrada, Angela Gómez-Arboledas, Maria Sánchez-Mico, Raquel Sánchez-Varo, Marisa Vizuete, José Carlos Dávila, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Javier Vitorica, Antonia Gutierrez
Alzheimer's disease is a major neurodegenerative disorder that leads to severe cognitive deficits in the elderly population. Over the past two decades, multiple studies have focused on elucidating the causative factors underlying memory defects in Alzheimer's patients. In this regard, new evidence linking Alzheimer's disease-related pathology and neuronal stem cells suggests that hippocampal neurogenesis impairment is an important factor underlying these cognitive deficits. However, because of conflicting results, the impact of Aβ pathology on neurogenesis/gliogenesis remains unclear...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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