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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446750/expandable-mg-based-helical-stent-assessment-using-static-dynamic-and-porcine-ex-vivo-models
#1
Youngmi Koo, Tarannum Tiasha, Vesselin N Shanov, Yeoheung Yun
A bioresorbable metallic helical stent was explored as a new device opportunity (magnesium scaffold), which can be absorbed by the body without leaving a trace and simultaneously allowing restoration of vasoreactivity with the potential for vessel remodeling. In this study, developed Mg-based helical stent was inserted and expanded in vessels with subsequent degradation in various environments including static, dynamic, and porcine ex vivo models. By assessing stent degradation in three different environments, we observed: (1) stress- and flow-induced degradation; (2) a high degradation rate in the dynamic reactor; (3) production of intermediate products (MgO/Mg(OH)2 and Ca/P) during degradation; and (4) intermediate micro-gas pocket formation in the neighboring tissue ex vivo model...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438184/microbiota-activated-cd103-dcs-stemming-from-microbiota-adaptation-specifically-drive-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t17-proliferation-and-activation
#2
Chris Fleming, Yihua Cai, Xuan Sun, Venkatakrishna R Jala, Feng Xue, Samantha Morrissey, Yu-Ling Wei, Yueh-Hsiu Chien, Huang-Ge Zhang, Bodduluri Haribabu, Jian Huang, Jun Yan
BACKGROUND: IL-17-producing γδT cells (γδT17) promote autoinflammatory diseases and cancers. Yet, γδT17 peripheral regulation has not been thoroughly explored especially in the context of microbiota-host interaction. The potent antigen-presenting CD103(+) dendritic cell (DC) is a key immune player in close contact with both γδT17 cells and microbiota. This study presents a novel cellular network among microbiota, CD103(+) DCs, and γδT17 cells. METHODS: Immunophenotyping of IL-17r(-/-) mice and IL-17r(-/-) IRF8(-/-) mice were performed by ex vivo immunostaining and flow cytometric analysis...
April 24, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429709/t-follicular-helper-and-t-follicular-regulatory-cells-have-different-tcr-specificity
#3
Ana Raquel Maceiras, Silvia Cristina Paiva Almeida, Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz, Wahiba Chaara, Fadi Jebbawi, Adrien Six, Shohei Hori, David Klatzmann, Jose Faro, Luis Graca
Immunization leads to the formation of germinal centres (GCs) that contain both T follicular helper (Tfh) and T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells. Whether T-cell receptor (TCR) specificity defines the differential functions of Tfh and Tfr cells is unclear. Here we show that antigen-specific T cells after immunization are preferentially recruited to the GC to become Tfh cells, but not Tfr cells. Tfh cells, but not Tfr cells, also proliferate efficiently on restimulation with the same immunizing antigen in vitro...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426442/amniotic-membrane-use-for-management-of-corneal-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
#4
Alfonso L Sabater, Victor L Perez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews the most recent surgical techniques for management of corneal limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) using amniotic membrane tissue. RECENT FINDINGS: Early successes with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for the treatment of ocular surface disorders have encouraged clinicians to investigate new applications. The use of AMT as a temporary patch in emergency cases in which LSCD may develop has considerably improved the prognosis of these patients...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412553/native-and-solubilized-decellularized-extracellular-matrix-a-critical-assessment-of-their-potential-for-improving-the-expansion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#5
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Aida Shakouri-Motlagh, Andrea J O'Connor, Shaun P Brennecke, Bill Kalionis, Daniel E Heath
Capturing the promise of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based treatments is currently limited by inefficient production of cells needed for clinical therapies. During conventional ex vivo expansion, a large portion of MSCs lose the properties that make them attractive for use in cell therapies. Decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) has recently emerged as a promising substrate for the improved expansion of MSCs. MSCs cultured on these surfaces exhibit improved proliferation capacity, maintenance of phenotype, and increased differentiation potential...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410303/personalized-therapy-tumor-antigen-discovery-for-adoptive-cellular-therapy
#6
Cassian Yee, Gregory A Lizee
Adoptive cell therapy using endogenous T cells involves the ex vivo isolation and expansion of antigen-specific T cells from the peripheral blood and is uniquely suited for validating and translating antigen discovery. Endogenous T-cell therapy does not require accessible tumor as a source of infiltrating T cells and is free of regulatory and logistical constraints associated with engineering T cells. Candidate epitope peptides identified through antigen discovery may be rapidly implemented as targets in clinical trials of endogenous T-cell therapy and even incorporated as an "ad hoc" approach to personalized treatment when autologous tumor is available...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409523/leptin-levels-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-inversely-correlate-with-regulatory-t-cell-frequency
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X Wang, Y Qiao, L Yang, S Song, Y Han, Y Tian, M Ding, H Jin, F Shao, A Liu
Leptin levels X.W., Y.Q. and L.Y. contributed equally to this work. are increased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but little is known on how this correlates with several disease characteristics including the frequency of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Here we compared serum leptin levels with frequency of circulating Tregs in 47 lupus patients vs. 25 healthy matched controls. Correlations with lupus disease activity were also analyzed, as well as Treg proliferation potential. It was found that leptin was remarkably increased in SLE patients as compared to controls, particularly in SLE patients with moderate and severe active SLE, and the increase correlated with disease activity...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406800/simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation
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Virender S Sangwan, John A H Sharp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET) is a technique for addressing limbal stem cell deficiency. Limbal tissue from a donor eye, typically the patient's fellow healthy eye, is transplanted onto an amniotic membrane attached to the surface of the diseased eye. SLET was developed to address limitations of other techniques. Specifically, the technical difficulty of ex-vivo expansion of cells required in some techniques and the larger amount of valuable limbal tissue harvested in techniques not relying on ex-vivo expansion...
April 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405500/zoledronate-can-induce-colorectal-cancer-microenvironment-expressing-btn3a1-to-stimulate-effector-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-with-antitumor-activity
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Maria Raffaella Zocchi, Delfina Costa, Roberta Venè, Francesca Tosetti, Nicoletta Ferrari, Simona Minghelli, Roberto Benelli, Stefano Scabini, Emanuele Romairone, Silvia Catellani, Aldo Profumo, Alessandro Poggi
Amino-bis-phosphonates (N-BPs) such as zoledronate (Zol) have been used in anticancer clinical trials due to their ability to upregulate pyrophosphate accumulation promoting antitumor Vγ9Vδ2 T cells. The butyrophilin 3A (BTN3A, CD277) family, mainly the BTN3A1 isoform, has emerged as an important structure contributing to Vγ9Vδ2 T cells stimulation. It has been demonstrated that the B30.2 domain of BTN3A1 can bind phosphoantigens (PAg) and drive the activation of Vγ9Vδ2 T cells through conformational changes of the extracellular domains...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401946/feasibility-of-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-a-tool-for-studying-pregnancy-related-disorders
#10
Naoki Fuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Hanako Doi, Tao-Sheng Li, Hideaki Masuzaki
The cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for pregnancy-related disorders remain unclear. We investigated the feasibility of using placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a tool to study such pregnancy-related disorders. We isolated and expanded adequate numbers of cells with characteristic features of MSCs from the chorionic plate (CP-MSCs), chorionic villi (CV-MSCs), and decidua basalis (DB-MSCs) of human term placental tissues. All placenta-derived MSCs expressed pregnancy-associated C14MC microRNA (miRNA) (miR-323-3p)...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401257/ido-and-galectin-3-hamper-the-ex-vivo-generation-of-clinical-grade-tumor-specific-t-cells-for-adoptive-cell-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
#11
Sara M Melief, Marten Visser, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Els M E Verdegaal
Adoptive T cell transfer (ACT) with ex vivo-expanded tumor-reactive T cells proved to be successful for the treatment of metastatic melanoma patients. Mixed lymphocyte tumor cell cultures (MLTC) can be used to generate tumor-specific T cells for ACT; however, in a number of cases tumor-reactive T cell, expansion is far from optimal. We hypothesized that this is due to tumor intrinsic and extrinsic factors and aimed to identify and manipulate these factors so to optimize our clinical, GMP-compliant MLTC protocol...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401098/elevated-expression-of-dnmt1-is-associated-with-increased-expansion-and-proliferation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-co-cultured-with-human-mscs
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Moharram Ahmadnejad, Naser Amirizadeh, Roya Mehrasa, Ahmad Karkhah, Mahin Nikougoftar, Arezoo Oodi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) maintenance, proliferation, and apoptosis. DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is considered an essential factor in the maintenance of HSCs in mammalian cells. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the mRNA expression level of DNMT1 during cord blood (CB)-HSC ex vivo expansion with MSCs. METHODS: Ex vivo cultures of CB-HSCs were performed in three culture conditions for 7 days: cytokines, cytokines with MSCs, and only MSCs...
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395880/treatment-of-metastatic-uveal-melanoma-with-adoptive-transfer-of-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-a-single-centre-two-stage-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Smita S Chandran, Robert P T Somerville, James C Yang, Richard M Sherry, Christopher A Klebanoff, Stephanie L Goff, John R Wunderlich, David N Danforth, Daniel Zlott, Biman C Paria, Arvind C Sabesan, Abhishek K Srivastava, Liqiang Xi, Trinh H Pham, Mark Raffeld, Donald E White, Mary Ann Toomey, Steven A Rosenberg, Udai S Kammula
BACKGROUND: Uveal melanoma is a rare tumour with no established treatments once metastases develop. Although a variety of immune-based therapies have shown efficacy in metastatic cutaneous melanoma, their use in ocular variants has been disappointing. Recently, adoptive T-cell therapy has shown salvage responses in multiple refractory solid tumours. Thus, we sought to determine if adoptive transfer of autologous tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) could mediate regression of metastatic uveal melanoma...
April 7, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385575/intersecting-worlds-of-transfusion-and-transplantation-medicine-an-international-symposium-organized-by-the-canadian-blood-services-centre-for-innovation
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Kendra M Hodgkinson, Jeffrey Kiernan, Andrew W Shih, Ziad Solh, William P Sheffield, Nicolas Pineault
The principal theme of the symposium was centered on how the world of regenerative medicine intersects with that of transfusion medicine, with a particular focus on hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and stem cell therapies. The symposium highlighted several exciting developments and identified areas where additional research is needed. A revised map of human hematopoietic hierarchy was presented based on the functional and phenotypic analysis of thousands of single stem and progenitor cells from adult bone marrow and fetal liver...
March 22, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379959/unraveling-chagas-disease-transmission-through-the-oral-route-gateways-to-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-and-target-tissues
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Danielle Silva-Dos-Santos, Juliana Barreto-de-Albuquerque, Bárbara Guerra, Otacilio C Moreira, Luiz Ricardo Berbert, Mariana Tavares Ramos, Barbara Angelica S Mascarenhas, Constança Britto, Alexandre Morrot, Déa M Serra Villa-Verde, Luciana Ribeiro Garzoni, Wilson Savino, Vinícius Cotta-de-Almeida, Juliana de Meis
Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is the most important route of infection in Brazilian Amazon and Venezuela. Other South American countries have also reported outbreaks associated with food consumption. A recent study showed the importance of parasite contact with oral cavity to induce a highly severe acute disease in mice. However, it remains uncertain the primary site of parasite entry and multiplication due to an oral infection. Here, we evaluated the presence of T...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378048/-new-biomaterials-and-alternative-stem-cell-sources-for-the-reconstruction-of-the-limbal-stem-cell-niche
#16
P Eberwein, T Reinhard
Reconstruction of the limbal stem cell niche in patients with limbal stem cell insufficiency remains one of the most challenging tasks in the treatment of ocular surface diseases. Ex vivo expansion of limbal stem cells still has potential for optimization despite positive reports in centers worldwide. New biomaterials as well as alternative cell sources for the reconstruction of the limbal stem cell niche have been published in recent years. The aim of this review is to provide insight into new biomaterials and cell sources which may find their way into clinical routine in the upcoming decades...
April 4, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360114/ror%C3%AE-dependent-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-required-and-sufficient-for-mucous-metaplasia-in-immature-mice
#17
Charu Rajput, Tracy X Cui, Mingyuan Han, Jing Lei, Joanna L Hinde, Qian Wu, J Kelley Bentley, Marc B Hershenson
Early-life wheezing associated respiratory tract infection by rhinovirus (RV) is considered a risk factor for asthma development. We have shown that RV infection of 6 day-old BALB/c mice, but not mature mice, induces an asthma-like phenotype which is associated with an increase in the population of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and dependent on IL-13 and IL-25. We hypothesize that ILC2s are required and sufficient for development of the asthma-like phenotype in immature mice. Mice were infected with RV1B on day 6 of life and treated with vehicle or a chemical inhibitor of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR)-α, SR3335 (15 mg/kg/day intraperitoneally for 7 days)...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355571/identification-of-interleukin-1-by-functional-screening-as-a-key-mediator-of-cellular-expansion-and-disease-progression-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Alyssa Carey, David K Edwards, Christopher A Eide, Laura Newell, Elie Traer, Bruno C Medeiros, Daniel A Pollyea, Michael W Deininger, Robert H Collins, Jeffrey W Tyner, Brian J Druker, Grover C Bagby, Shannon K McWeeney, Anupriya Agarwal
Secreted proteins in the bone marrow microenvironment play critical roles in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Through an ex vivo functional screen of 94 cytokines, we identified that the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1) elicited profound expansion of myeloid progenitors in ∼67% of AML patients while suppressing the growth of normal progenitors. Levels of IL-1β and IL-1 receptors were increased in AML patients, and silencing of the IL-1 receptor led to significant suppression of clonogenicity and in vivo disease progression...
March 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353121/temperature-monitored-optical-treatment-for-radial-tissue-expansion
#19
Jinoh Bak, Hyun Wook Kang
Esophageal stricture occurs in 7-23% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, the current treatments including stent therapy, balloon dilation, and bougienage involve limitations such as stent migration, formation of the new strictures, and snowplow effect. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the feasibility of structural expansion in tubular tissue ex vivo during temperature-monitored photothermal treatment with a diffusing applicator for esophageal stricture. Porcine liver was used as an ex vivo tissue sample for the current study...
March 29, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331616/ex-vivo-akt-inhibition-promotes-the-generation-of-potent-cd19car-t-cells-for-adoptive-immunotherapy
#20
Ryan Urak, Miriam Walter, Laura Lim, ChingLam W Wong, Lihua E Budde, Sandra Thomas, Stephen J Forman, Xiuli Wang
BACKGROUND: Insufficient persistence and effector function of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-redirected T cells have been challenging issues for adoptive T cell therapy. Generating potent CAR T cells is of increasing importance in the field. Studies have demonstrated the importance of the Akt pathway in the regulation of T cell differentiation and memory formation. We now investigate whether inhibition of Akt signaling during ex vivo expansion of CAR T cells can promote the generation of CAR T cells with enhanced antitumor activity following adoptive therapy in a murine leukemia xenograft model...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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