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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731936/case-series-keratolimbal-allograft-as-a-patch-graft-for-glaucoma-drainage-devices
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Sarah F Ahmed, Mason Schmutz, Sameh Mosaed
PURPOSE: Tube exposure remains one of the most common complications after glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation, despite various types of patch grafts available today. We present a 4 patient case series following the effectivity of the keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) as a patch graft for cases of tube exposure. Given its inherent population of stem cells, our hypothesis was that this highly replicative, biological tissue would provide an adequate means of glaucoma tube coverage. The subset of patients chosen for the KLAL patch graft all had a history of abnormally scarred conjunctiva or thin sclera...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730101/comparative-analysis-of-different-feeder-layers-with-3t3-fibroblasts-for-culturing-rabbits-limbal-stem-cells
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Hui-Xian Wang, Xiao-Wei Gao, Bing Ren, Yan Cai, Wen-Jing Li, Yu-Li Yang, Yi-Jian Li
AIM: To explore the possibility of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs), human umbilical vein endothelial cells (hUVECs), human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) serving as feeder cells in co-culture systems for the cultivation of limbal stem cells. METHODS: Different feeder layers were cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM)/F12 and were treated with mitomycin C. Rabbits limbal stem cells (LSCs) were co-cultured on hUCMSCs, hUVECs, hDPSCs, hPDLSCs and NIH-3T3, and then comparative analysis were made between each group to see their respective colony-forming efficiency (CFE) assay and immunofluorescence (IPO13,CK3/12)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715398/a-non-invasive-way-to-isolate-and-phenotype-cells-from-the-conjunctiva
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Tanima Bose, Aihua Hou, Ryan Lee, Louis Tong, K George Chandy
Traditionally, ocular surface cytology is studied with techniques such as spatula technology and brush technology. The problem with these techniques is that they may induce traumatic lesions on the surface of the eye, which can progress to scarring, eyelid deformity, limbal stem cell deficiency and in some cases, cause great discomfort to the subject. To avoid these clinical problems, impression cytology (IC) was developed to diagnose dry eye disease and later neoplasia, atopic disease, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701781/identification-for-differential-localization-of-putative-corneal-epithelial-stem-cells-in-mouse-and-human
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Jin Li, Yangyan Xiao, Terry G Coursey, Xin Chen, Ruzhi Deng, Fan Lu, Stephen C Pflugfelder, De-Quan Li
Human Corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs) have been identified to reside in limbus for more than 2 decades. However, the precise location of CESCs in other mammalian remains elusive. This study was to identify differential localization of putative CESCs in mice. Through a series of murine corneal cross-sections from different directions, we identified that anatomically and morphologically the murine limbus is composed of the thinnest epithelium and the thinnest stroma without any palisades of Vogt-like niche structure...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700649/autophagy-mediates-cell-cycle-response-by-regulating-nucleocytoplasmic-transport-of-pax6-in-limbal-stem-cells-under-ultraviolet-a-stress
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Maria Laggner, Andreas Pollreisz, Gerald Schmidinger, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Ying-Ting Chen
Limbal stem cells (LSC) account for homeostasis and regeneration of corneal epithelium. Solar ultraviolet A (UVA) is the major source causing oxidative damage in the ocular surface. Autophagy, a lysosomal degradation mechanism, is essential for physiologic function and stress defense of stem cells. PAX6, a master transcription factor governing corneal homeostasis by regulating cell cycle and cell fate of LSC, responds to oxidative stress by nucleocytoplasmic shuttling. Impaired autophagy and deregulated PAX6 have been reported in oxidative stress-related ocular surface disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700252/modified-allogenic-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-followed-by-keratoplasty-as-treatment-for-total-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Mayank A Nanavaty
PURPOSE: To describe a modified allogenic simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET) technique with large donor tissue explants followed by keratoplasty. METHODS: A 69-year-old with conjunctival melanoma on her left eye developed total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) after multiple cycles of topical mitomycin. She also had herpes stromal keratitis while on treatment with mitomycin. She underwent modified allogenic SLET with large donor limbal tissue explants glued on the cornea directly and the amniotic membrane placed over the limbal explants...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698576/multimodal-imaging-quality-control-of-epithelia-regenerated-with-cultured-human-donor-corneal-limbal-epithelial-stem-cells
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Marco Lombardo, Sebastiano Serrao, Vanessa Barbaro, Enzo Di Iorio, Giuseppe Lombardo
Current imaging techniques for the characterization of differentiated corneal limbal stem cells are destructive and cannot be used in eye bank for monitoring the regenerated epithelium in culture. We presented a minimally invasive, multimodal, marker-free imaging method for the investigation of epithelia regenerated with cultured human donor corneal limbal epithelial stem cells. Two-photon fluorescence and harmonic generation signals were collected from specimens in culture and used for evaluating the structure and morphology of epithelia cultured on two different bio-scaffolds; in addition, donor human corneal tissues were used as controls...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698551/laminin-511-and-521-based-matrices-for-efficient-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-limbal-epithelial-progenitor-cells
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Naresh Polisetti, Lydia Sorokin, Naoki Okumura, Noriko Koizumi, Shigeru Kinoshita, Friedrich E Kruse, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt
Optimization of culture conditions for human limbal epithelial stem/progenitor cells (LEPC) that incorporate the in vivo cell-matrix interactions are essential to enhance LEPC ex vivo-expansion and transplantation efficiency. Here, we investigate the efficacy of laminin (LN) isoforms preferentially expressed in the limbal niche as culture matrices for epithelial tissue engineering. Analyses of expression patterns of LN chains in the human limbal niche provided evidence for enrichment of LN-α2, -α3, -α5, -β1, -β2, -β3, -γ1, -γ2 and -γ3 chains in the limbal basement membrane, with LN-α5 representing a signature component specifically produced by epithelial progenitor cells...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683480/-penetrating-limbokeratoplasty-for-gelatinous-corneal-dystrophy
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Stefan J Lang, Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
Background Gelatinous corneal dystrophy is a very rare disease in Europe and North America. Patients suffer from pain, photophobia and loss of vision, usually before the age of 20. Transplantation of limbal stem cells was proposed due to the high rate of recurrence after conventional penetrating keratoplasty. We present the results of penetrating limbokeratoplasty, a combined transplantation of cornea and limbal stem cells, in patients with gelatinous corneal dystrophy. Methods We present a series of 7 consecutive eyes with gelatinous corneal dystrophy, which were treated with penetrating limbokeratoplasty-4 eyes of 3 patients had already undergone multiple conventional corneal transplantations...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673339/human-limbal-fibroblast-like-stem-cells-induce-immune-tolerance-in-autoreactive-t-lymphocytes-from-female-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Antonina Coppola, Laura Tomasello, Maria Pitrone, Salvatore Cillino, Pierina Richiusa, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Carla Giordano
BACKGROUND: Due to their "natural immune privilege" and immunoregulatory properties human fibroblast-like limbal stem cells (f-LSCs) have acquired great interest as a potential tool for achieving immunotolerance. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common thyroid autoimmune disease and cause of hypothyroidism. To date, conventional hormone replacement therapy and unspecific immunosuppressive regimens cannot provide a definitive cure for HT subjects. We explored the immunosuppressant potential of human f-LSCs on circulating lymphomonocytes (PBMCs) collected from healthy donors and female HT patients...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665475/autologous-cultivated-limbal-stem-cell-transplantation-after-failed-previous-limbal-graft
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Karl A Knutsson, Stanislav Matuska, Paolo Rama
PURPOSE: To describe a case of unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) with previously failed autologous graft, resolved by ocular surface reconstruction using cultured autologous limbal stem cells from the contralateral eye. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old patient presented to our clinic with LSCD due to a unilateral alkali burn. The patient had received a previous limbal graft from the contralateral eye that had failed to impede corneal conjunctivalization. We decided to repeat limbal stem cell transplantation using an ex vivo cultivation procedure to reduce the risk of tissue harvesting on the healthy fellow eye...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650568/enhanced-functional-properties-of-human-limbal-stem-cells-by-inhibition-of-the-mir-31-fih-1-p21-axis
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Zhiping Liu, Weijiao Zhan, Minzhi Zeng, Jinghong Chen, Huyong Zou, Zhiqun Min
OBJECTIVE: On the basis of the functional roles of the embryonic stem cell niche (ESCN) in the human limbal stem cells (LSCs), we proposed to explore the potential roles of microRNAs in regulating the self-renewal and differentiation of LSCs cultured in the ESCN. METHODS: The LSCs were cultured in different media, either in CnT-20 media or in CnT-20 + 20% ES culture supernatant (ESC-CM). The LSCs cultured in ESC-CM were then transfected with microRNA-31 (miR-31) mimic or antago-31...
June 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644241/long-term-ocular-surface-stability-in-conjunctival-limbal-autograft-donor-eyes
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Albert Y Cheung, Enrica Sarnicola, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) in donor eyes after conjunctival limbal autograft (CLAU). METHODS: An observational retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent CLAU alone, combined keratolimbal allograft with CLAU ("Modified Cincinnati Procedure"), or combined living-related conjunctival limbal allograft (lr-CLAL) with CLAU having ≥6 months of follow-up after surgery. The outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and ocular surface status...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644237/outcomes-of-keratoplasty-after-ocular-surface-stem-cell-transplantation
#14
Lorena Sepsakos, Albert Y Cheung, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) after ocular surface stem cell transplantation (OSST). METHODS: An observational retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent OSST followed by either PK or DALK with a minimum of 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: One hundred two eyes fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The mean time to keratoplasty after OSST was 19 months, and the mean follow-up was 57 months after keratoplasty...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640863/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-limbal-epithelial-cells-lipsc-as-a-cellular-alternative-for-in-vitro-ocular-toxicity-testing
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Edith Aberdam, Isabelle Petit, Linda Sangari, Daniel Aberdam
Induced pluripotent stem cells hold great potential to produce unlimited amount of differentiated cells as cellular source for regenerative medicine but also for in vitro drug screening and cytotoxicity tests. Ocular toxicity testing is mandatory to evaluate the risks of drugs and cosmetic products before their application to human patients by preventing eye irritation or insult. Since the global ban to use animals, many human-derived alternatives have been proposed, from ex-vivo enucleated postmortem cornea, primary corneal cell culture and immortalized corneal epithelial cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630424/characterization-of-slow-cycling-corneal-limbal-epithelial-cells-identifies-putative-stem-cell-markers
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R Sartaj, C Zhang, P Wan, Z Pasha, V Guaiquil, A Liu, J Liu, Y Luo, E Fuchs, M I Rosenblatt
In order to identify reliable markers of corneal epithelial stem cells, we employed an inducible transgenic "pulse-chase" murine model (K5Tta × TRE-H2BGFP) to localize, purify, and characterize slow cycling cells in the cornea. The retention of GFP labeling in slowly dividing cells allowed for localization of these cells to the corneal limbus and their subsequent purification by FACS. Transcriptome analysis from slow cycling cells identified differentially expressed genes when comparing to GFP(-) faster-dividing cells...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615632/genome-wide-analysis-suggests-a-differential-microrna-signature-associated-with-normal-and-diabetic-human-corneal-limbus
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Mangesh Kulkarni, Aleksandra Leszczynska, Gabbie Wei, Michael A Winkler, Jie Tang, Vincent A Funari, Nan Deng, Zhenqiu Liu, Vasu Punj, Sophie X Deng, Alexander V Ljubimov, Mehrnoosh Saghizadeh
Small non-coding RNAs, in particular microRNAs (miRNAs), regulate fine-tuning of gene expression and can impact a wide range of biological processes. However, their roles in normal and diseased limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) remain unknown. Using deep sequencing analysis, we investigated miRNA expression profiles in central and limbal regions of normal and diabetic human corneas. We identified differentially expressed miRNAs in limbus vs. central cornea in normal and diabetic (DM) corneas including both type 1 (T1DM/IDDM) and type 2 (T2DM/NIDDM) diabetes...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614157/probable-donor-derived-cytomegalovirus-disease-after-keratolimbal-allograft-transplantation
#18
Albert Y Cheung, Amit Govil, Scott R Friedstrom, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To report a case of probable donor-derived cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) transplantation. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 41-year-old man with a history of aniridic keratopathy and limbal stem cell deficiency underwent KLAL in his right eye. Preoperatively, he was negative for CMV IgG and IgM. Postoperatively, he was maintained on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil for systemic immunosuppression; he was also on prophylactic valganciclovir (for CMV) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (for pneumocystis pneumonia) for 1 month...
August 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605816/rat-limbal-niche-cells-prevent-epithelial-stem-progenitor-cells-from-differentiation-and-proliferation-by-inhibiting-notch-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
#19
Jing Li, Szu-Yu Chen, Xin-Yue Zhao, Ming-Chang Zhang, Hua-Tao Xie
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June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605808/rat-limbal-niche-cells-prevent-epithelial-stem-progenitor-cells-from-differentiation-and-proliferation-by-inhibiting-notch-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
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Jing Li, Szu-Yu Chen, Xin-Yue Zhao, Ming-Chang Zhang, Hua-Tao Xie
Purpose: Limbal niche cells (LNCs) play a pivotal role in regulating limbal epithelial stem/progenitor cells (LESCs). This study aimed to investigate whether Notch signaling is involved in LNCs' regulation of LESCs. Methods: Rat limbus was digested by dispase and collagenase, respectively. Limbal niche cells were isolated by serial passage of collagenase-digested cells on coated Matrigel in a modified embryonic stem cell medium (MESCM). Dispase-isolated cells, with or without LNCs, were seeded on three-dimensional (3D) Matrigel...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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