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REVIEW
Emily A Gosselin, Haleigh B Eppler, Jonathan S Bromberg, Christopher M Jewell
Vaccines and immunotherapies have provided enormous improvements for public health, but there are fundamental disconnects between where most studies are performed-in cell culture and animal models-and the ultimate application in humans. Engineering immune tissues and organs, such as bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes and spleen, could be instrumental in overcoming these hurdles. Fundamentally, designed immune tissues could serve as in vitro tools to more accurately study human immune function and disease, while immune tissues engineered for implantation as next-generation vaccines or immunotherapies could enable direct, on-demand control over generation and regulation of immune function...
May 21, 2018: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784537/artificial-intelligence-a-joint-narrative-on-potential-use-in-pediatric-stem-and-immune-cell-therapies-and-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
Artificial Intelligence (AI) reflects the intelligence exhibited by machines and software. It is a highly desirable academic field of many current fields of studies. Leading AI researchers describe the field as "the study and design of intelligent agents". McCarthy invented this term in 1955 and defined it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines". The central goals of AI research are reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, natural language processing (communication), perception and the ability to move and manipulate objects...
May 9, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783786/graphene-based-nanomaterials-for-tissue-engineering-in-the-dental-field
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REVIEW
Riccardo Guazzo, Chiara Gardin, Gloria Bellin, Luca Sbricoli, Letizia Ferroni, Francesco Saverio Ludovichetti, Adriano Piattelli, Iulian Antoniac, Eriberto Bressan, Barbara Zavan
The world of dentistry is approaching graphene-based nanomaterials as substitutes for tissue engineering. Apart from its exceptional mechanical strength, electrical conductivity and thermal stability, graphene and its derivatives can be functionalized with several bioactive molecules. They can also be incorporated into different scaffolds used in regenerative dentistry, generating nanocomposites with improved characteristics. This review presents the state of the art of graphene-based nanomaterial applications in the dental field...
May 20, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783694/adaptive-mutations-in-influenza-a-california-07-2009-enhance-polymerase-activity-and-infectious-virion-production
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Patrick D Slaine, Cara MacRae, Mariel Kleer, Emily Lamoureux, Sarah McAlpine, Michelle Warhuus, André M Comeau, Craig McCormick, Todd Hatchette, Denys A Khaperskyy
Mice are not natural hosts for influenza A viruses (IAVs), but they are useful models for studying antiviral immune responses and pathogenesis. Serial passage of IAV in mice invariably causes the emergence of adaptive mutations and increased virulence. Here, we report the adaptation of IAV reference strain A/California/07/2009(H1N1) (also known as CA/07) in outbred Swiss Webster mice. Serial passage led to increased virulence and lung titers, and dissemination of the virus to brains. We adapted a deep-sequencing protocol to identify and enumerate adaptive mutations across all genome segments...
May 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782191/lipid-protein-and-microrna-composition-within-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes
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Hao Deng, Chun Sun, Yingxin Sun, Huhu Li, Lin Yang, Danbin Wu, Qing Gao, Xijuan Jiang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were regarded as one of the most promising type of seed cells in tissue engineering due to its easy accessibility and multipotent feature of being able to differentiate into adipocyte, osteoblast, cardiomyocytes, and neurons. For years, MSCs have been applied in treating cardiovascular disease, reconstructing kidney injury, and remodeling immune system with remarkable achievements. Basic researches revealed that its clinic effects are not only due to their pluripotent ability but also through their paracrine function that they synthesize and secrete a broad spectrum of growth factors and cytokines...
May 21, 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781340/graphene-oxide-enhances-alginate-encapsulated-cells-viability-and-functionality-while-not-affecting-the-foreign-body-response
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Jesús Ciriza, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Haritz Gurruchaga, Francesc E Borras, Marcella Franquesa, Gorka Orive, Rosa Maria Hernández, José Luis Pedraz
The combination of protein-coated graphene oxide (GO) and microencapsulation technology has moved a step forward in the challenge of improving long-term alginate encapsulated cell survival and sustainable therapeutic protein release, bringing closer its translation from bench to the clinic. Although this new approach in cell microencapsulation represents a great promise for long-term drug delivery, previous studies have been performed only with encapsulated murine C2 C12 myoblasts genetically engineered to secrete murine erythropoietin (C2 C12 -EPO) within 160 µm diameter hybrid alginate protein-coated GO microcapsules implanted into syngeneic mice...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778895/therapeutic-antibody-directed-osteogenic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-mscs
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Qingqing Wu, Bo Yang, Cong Cao, Kevin Hu, Ping Wang, Yi Man
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are regarded as a new cell source for regenerative medicine. Recent advances in tissue engineering have brought to light the therapeutic application of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in bone defect repair. However, a safe and efficient way to differentiate iPSCs into osteogenic lineage remains to be a major challenge. Here we describe an approach using anti-BMP2 antibodies (Abs) to mediate osteogenic differentiation of iPSC-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (iMSCs)...
May 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778713/concluding-commentary-on-current-trends-to-enhance-the-clinical-safety-of-pediatric-transfusion-focusing-on-prevention-of-untoward-complications-of-hsc-transplantation-newer-strategies-for-improving-the-standards-of-safety-quality-of-stem-cells-expansion-for
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REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
Clinical practice and related diagnostic, development and research [DDR] strategies in pediatric transfusion and transplantation cover a broad range of multidisciplinary studies, performed by many professionals involved in this most challenging clinical field [1]. This commentary on the current position and future perspectives in pediatric transfusion field is aimed to highlight major unresolved transfusion complications in pediatric patients, namely red blood cell and platelet alloimmunisation, and new ones such as nosocomial infection, thrombosis and multi-organ failure...
May 16, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776735/coculture-of-conjunctiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cjmscs-and-corneal-epithelial-cells-to-reconstruct-the-corneal-epithelium
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Fatemeh Soleimanifar, Yousef Mortazavi, Samad Nadri, Maryam Islami, Saeid Vakilian
Coculture systems are widely used in tissue engineering to mimic cell-cell interactions between different populations. This study aimed to find an improved and convenient system for the corneal epithelial differentiation of conjunctiva derived mesenchymal stem cells (CJMSCs). Thus, the cells were used to reconstruct corneal epithelial cells. Obtained by flow cytometry data, 51.9% of isolated CJMSCs were immune reactive for SSEA4+ antibody which are more potent to differentiate into corneal epithelial cells...
May 15, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773891/assessing-the-feasibility-of-neutralizing-osteopontin-with-various-therapeutic-antibody-modalities
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Vahid Farrokhi, Jeffrey R Chabot, Hendrik Neubert, Zhiyong Yang
Osteopontin is a secreted glycophosphoprotein that is highly implicated in many physiological and pathological processes such as biomineralization, cell-mediated immunity, inflammation, fibrosis, cell survival, tumorigenesis and metastasis. Antibodies against osteopontin have been actively pursued as potential therapeutics for various diseases by pharmaceutical companies and academic laboratories. Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of osteopontin inhibition in a variety of preclinical models of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, but clinical utility has not yet been demonstrated...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772310/recombination-activity-of-human-rag2-mutations-and-correlation-with-the-clinical-phenotype
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Irit Tirosh, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Francesco Frugoni, Francesca A Ververs, Eric J Allenspach, Yu Zhang, Siobhan Burns, Waleed Al-Herz, Lenora Noroski, Jolan E Walter, Andrew R Gennery, Mirjam van der Burg, Luigi D Notarangelo, Yu Nee Lee
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the Recombinase Activating Gene 1 and 2 (RAG1, RAG2) are associated with a broad range of clinical and immunological phenotypes in humans. OBJECTIVE: Using a flow cytometry-based assay, we aimed to measure the recombinase activity of naturally occurring RAG2 mutant proteins, and to correlate results with the severity of the clinical and immunological phenotype. METHODS: Abelson virus-transformed Rag2-/- pro-B cells engineered to contain an inverted GFP cassette flanked by recombination signal sequences (RSS) were transduced with retroviruses encoding either wild-type or 41 naturally occurring RAG2 variants...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770300/tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Toshihiro Shoji, Toshiharu Shinoka
New technologies and science have contributed to improved surgical outcomes in patients with congenital cardiovascular diseases. However, current materials display shortcomings, such as risk of infection and lack of growth capacity when applied to the pediatric patient population. Tissue engineering has the potential to address these limitations as the ideal tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) would be durable, biocompatible, nonthrombogenic, and ultimately remodel into native tissue. The traditional TEVG paradigm consists of a scaffold, cell source, and the integration of the scaffold and cells via seeding...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769244/a-cs1-nkg2d-bispecific-antibody-collectively-activates-cytolytic-immune-cells-against-multiple-myeloma
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Wing Keung Chan, Siwen Kang, Youssef Youssef, Erin N Glankler, Emma R Barrett, Alex M Carter, Elshafa H Ahmed, Aman Prasad, Luxi Chen, Jianying Zhang, Don M Benson, Michael A Caligiuri, Jianhua Yu
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematological malignancy of plasma cells with an estimated 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, signifying the need for new therapeutic approaches. We hypothesized that targeting MM using a bispecific antibody (biAb) to simultaneously engage both innate and adaptive cytolytic immune cells could present potent antitumor activity. We engineered a biAb by fusing an anti-CS1 single chain variable fragment (scFv) and an anti-NKG2D scFv (CS1-NKG2D biAb)...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769207/mitigating-sox2-potentiated-immune-escape-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-a-sting-inducing-nanosatellite-vaccine
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Yee Sun Tan, Kanokwan Sansanaphongpricha, Yuying Xie, Christopher R Donnelly, Xiaobo Luo, Blake R Heath, Xinyi Zhao, Emily L Bellile, Hongxiang Hu, Hongwei Chen, Peter J Polverini, Qianming Chen, Simon Young, Thomas E Carey, Jacques E Nör, Robert L Ferris, Gregory Wolf, Duxin Sun, Yu L Lei
PURPOSE: The response rates of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) to checkpoint blockade are below 20%. We aim to develop a mechanism-based vaccine to prevent HNSCC immune escape. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed RNA-Seq of sensitive and resistant HNSCC cells to discover central pathways promoting resistance to immune killing. Using biochemistry, animal models, HNSCC microarray and immune cell deconvolution, we assessed the role of SOX2 in inhibiting STING-type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling-mediated anti-tumor immunity...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769201/in-vitro-priming-of-adoptively-transferred-t-cells-with-a-ror%C3%AE-agonist-confers-durable-memory-and-stemness-in-vivo
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Xiao Hu, Kinga Majchrzak, Xikui Liu, Megan M Wyatt, Chauncey Spooner, Jacques Moisan, Weiping Zou, Laura L Carter, Chrystal M Paulos
Adoptive T cell transfer therapy is an FDA-approved treatment for leukemia that relies on the ex vivo expansion and re-infusion of a patient's immune cells, which can be engineered with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) for more efficient tumor recognition. Type 17 T cells, controlled transcriptionally by RORγ, have been reported to mediate potent anti-tumor effects superior to those observed with conventionally expanded T cells. Here we demonstrate that addition of a synthetic, small molecule RORγ agonist during ex vivo expansion potentiates the anti-tumor activity of human Th17 and Tc17 cells redirected with a CAR...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769087/replacement-of-feline-foamy-virus-bet-by-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-vif-yields-replicative-virus-with-novel-vaccine-candidate-potential
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Carmen Ledesma-Feliciano, Sarah Hagen, Ryan Troyer, Xin Zheng, Esther Musselman, Dragana Slavkovic Lukic, Ann-Mareen Franke, Daniel Maeda, Jörg Zielonka, Carsten Münk, Guochao Wei, Sue VandeWoude, Martin Löchelt
BACKGROUND: Hosts are able to restrict viral replication to contain virus spread before adaptive immunity is fully initiated. Many viruses have acquired genes directly counteracting intrinsic restriction mechanisms. This phenomenon has led to a co-evolutionary signature for both the virus and host which often provides a barrier against interspecies transmission events. Through different mechanisms of action, but with similar consequences, spumaviral feline foamy virus (FFV) Bet and lentiviral feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) Vif counteract feline APOBEC3 (feA3) restriction factors that lead to hypermutation and degradation of retroviral DNA genomes...
May 16, 2018: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769011/evolving-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-t-cell-lymphoma-a-systematic-review-and-recent-patents
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Kamel Laribi, Mustapha Alani, Catherine Truong, Alix Baugier de Materre
OBJECTIVE: Mature T-cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of T-cell malignancies with a poor outcome. The discovery of new molecular biomarkers has led to the emergence of new drugs in recent years that target various signaling pathways. METHOD: We examined all pertinent published patents through 2015 that analyzed novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of T cell lymphoma, as well as related published and unpublished studies. Selection criteria were established before data collection...
May 16, 2018: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768210/engineered-tumor-targeted-t-cells-mediate-enhanced-anti-tumor-efficacy-both-directly-and-through-activation-of-the-endogenous-immune-system
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Mauro P Avanzi, Oladapo Yeku, Xinghuo Li, Dinali P Wijewarnasuriya, Dayenne G van Leeuwen, Kenneth Cheung, Hyebin Park, Terence J Purdon, Anthony F Daniyan, Matthew H Spitzer, Renier J Brentjens
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has proven clinically beneficial against B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, suboptimal clinical outcomes have been associated with decreased expansion and persistence of adoptively transferred CAR T cells, antigen-negative relapses, and impairment by an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Improvements in CAR T cell design are required to enhance clinical efficacy, as well as broaden the applicability of this technology...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767288/therapeutic-applications-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Jianyong Xu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been intensively studied and applied in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Recently, their immune modulation functions make them as attractive potential approaches for autoimmune disease treatment. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one type of chronic autoimmune diseases with multi-organ damaged by the immune system. Although current available treatments are effective for some patients, others are refractory for these therapies. The immuno-modulatory and regenerative characteristics of MSCs make them as one promising candidate for treating SLE...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765411/skin-derived-stem-cells-for-wound-treatment-using-cultured-epidermal-autografts-clinical-applications-and-challenges
#20
REVIEW
Inga Brockmann, Juliet Ehrenpfordt, Tabea Sturmheit, Matthias Brandenburger, Charli Kruse, Marietta Zille, Dorothee Rose, Johannes Boltze
The human skin fulfills important barrier, sensory, and immune functions-all of which contribute significantly to health and organism integrity. Widespread skin damage requires immediate treatment and coverage because massive skin loss fosters the invasion of pathogens, causes critical fluid loss, and may ultimately lead to death. Since the skin is a highly immunocompetent organ, autologous transplants are the only viable approach to permanently close a widespread skin wound. Despite the development of tissue-saving autologous transplantation techniques such as mesh and Meek grafts, treatment options for extensive skin damage remain severely limited...
2018: Stem Cells International
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