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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909219/superior-survival-of-ex-vivo-cultured-human-reticulocytes-following-transfusion-into-mice
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Sabine Kupzig, Stephen F Parsons, Elinor Curnow, David J Anstee, Allison Blair
The generation of cultured red blood cells from stem cell sources may fill an unmet clinical need for transfusion dependent patients, particularly in countries that lack a sufficient and safe blood supply. Cultured red blood cells were generated from human CD34+ cells from adult peripheral blood or cord blood by ex vivo expansion and a comprehensive in vivo survival comparison with standard red cell concentrates was undertaken. Significant amplification (>105 fold) was achieved using CD34+ cells from both cord blood and peripheral blood, generating high yields of enucleated cultured red blood cells...
December 1, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895453/a-case-of-a-living-related-kidney-transplantation-after-ex-vivo-repair-of-the-donor-renal-artery-aneurysm
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P Christopoulos, A Faryal, M Dosani, D Rix, D Talbot
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the definite surgical treatment for end-stage renal disease. Shortage of organs and the increasing number of patients with end-stage renal disease has led to an expansion of the selection criteria promoting the use of organs from marginal donors. Use of kidneys with renal artery aneurysm (RAA) is one such example. Description of the case: We report a case of living-related kidney transplantation from a 46-year-old female donor with unilateral RAA to her 68-year-old father...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884774/esponsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
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Balakrishnan Sivaraman, Ganesh Swaminathan, Lee Moore, Jonathan Fox, Dhruv Seshadri, Shataakshi Dahal, Ivan Stoilov, Maciej Zborowski, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
: Arresting or regressing growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), localized expansions of the abdominal aorta are contingent on inhibiting chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)-2 and -9 that disrupt elastic matrix within the aortic wall, concurrent with providing a stimulus to augmenting inherently poor auto-regeneration of these matrix structures. In a recent study we demonstrated that localized, controlled and sustained delivery of doxycycline (DOX; a tetracycline-based antibiotic) from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs), enhances elastic matrix deposition and MMP-inhibition at a fraction of the therapeutically effective oral dose...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880906/emergence-of-a-wave-of-wnt-signaling-that-regulates-lung-alveologenesis-by-controlling-epithelial-self-renewal-and-differentiation
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David B Frank, Tien Peng, Jarod A Zepp, Melinda Snitow, Tiffaney L Vincent, Ian J Penkala, Zheng Cui, Michael J Herriges, Michael P Morley, Su Zhou, Min Min Lu, Edward E Morrisey
Alveologenesis is the culmination of lung development and involves the correct temporal and spatial signals to generate the delicate gas exchange interface required for respiration. Using a Wnt-signaling reporter system, we demonstrate the emergence of a Wnt-responsive alveolar epithelial cell sublineage, which arises during alveologenesis, called the axin2+ alveolar type 2 cell, or AT2(Axin2). The number of AT2(Axin2) cells increases substantially during late lung development, correlating with a wave of Wnt signaling during alveologenesis...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872103/rapid-and-continued-t-cell-differentiation-into-long-term-effector-and-memory-stem-cells-in-vaccinated-melanoma-patients
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Philippe Gannon, Petra Baumgaertner, Alexandre Huber, Emanuela M Iancu, Laurene Cagnon, Samia Abed-Maillard, Helene Maby-El Hajjami, Daniel E Speiser, Nathalie Rufer
PURPOSE: Cancer patients benefit increasingly from T cell-based therapies, such as adoptive T cell transfer, checkpoint blockade or vaccination. We have previously shown that serial vaccinations with Melan-AMART-126-35 peptide, CpG-B and IFA generated robust tumor-specific CD8 T cell responses in melanoma patients. Here, we describe the detailed kinetics of early- and long-term establishment of T cell frequency, differentiation (into memory and effector cells), poly-functionality and clonotype repertoire induced by vaccination...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872100/regeneration-of-cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-from-t-cell-derived-ipsc-imparts-potent-tumor-antigen-specific-cytotoxicity
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Takuya Maeda, Seiji Nagano, Hiroshi Ichise, Keisuke Kataoka, Daisuke Yamada, Seishi Ogawa, Haruhiko Koseki, Toshio Kitawaki, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Kyoko Masuda, Hiroshi Kawamoto
Although adoptive transfer of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) offer a promising cancer therapeutic direction, the generation of antigen-specific CTL from patients has faced difficulty in efficient expansion in ex vivo culture. To resolve this issue, several groups have proposed that induced pluripotent stem cell technology be applied for the expansion of antigen-specific CTL, which retain expression of the same T-cell receptor as original CTL. However, in these previous studies, the regenerated CTL are mostly of the CD8αα(+) innate type and have less antigen-specific cytotoxic activity than primary CTL...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861973/a-new-clinical-scale-serum-free-xeno-free-medium-efficient-in-ex-vivo-amplification-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-does-not-support-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sandie Gerby, Esther Attebi, Marija Vlaski, Zoran Ivanovic
BACKGROUND: We evaluated a new serum-free, xeno-free medium (Xuri, GE HealthCare) in ex vivo cultures for amplification of mesenchymal stromal cells (MStroC) in comparison with classical culture supplemented with fetal calf serum and basic fibroblast growth factor. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: MStroC and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) proliferative capacities were studied in bulk cultures and single-cell cultures with assay of secondary replating capacity of individual clones...
November 10, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853939/wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-a-feeder-layer-for-the-ex-vivo-expansion-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-a-review
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Melania Lo Iacono, Rita Anzalone, Giampiero La Rocca, Elena Baiamonte, Aurelio Maggio, Santina Acuto
In recent years, umbilical cord blood (UCB) has been widely used as an alternative source to bone marrow (BM) for transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) in a variety of hematological and non-hematological disorders. Nevertheless, the insufficient number of UCB-HSPCs for graft represents a major challenge. HSPCs ex vivo expansion prior to transplantation is a valid strategy to overcome this limit. Several attempts to optimize the expansion conditions have been reported, including the use of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) as feeder layer...
November 16, 2016: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849172/novel-e2-glycoprotein-tetramer-detects-hepatitis-c-virus-specific-memory-b-cells
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Maude Boisvert, Wanrui Zhang, Elizabeth J Elrod, Nicole F Bernard, Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, Julie Bruneau, Joseph Marcotrigiano, Naglaa H Shoukry, Arash Grakoui
Acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection culminates in viral persistence in the majority of cases. Abs that recognize the envelope glycoproteins E1 and E2 are generated during the late stages of acute infection, yet their contribution to spontaneous viral clearance remains controversial. Investigation of the humoral responses during acute HCV infection have been limited by the inability to directly identify and characterize HCV-specific B cells. In this study we describe the development of a novel tetramer of the E2 glycoprotein ectodomain (J6, genotype 2a strain), which allowed us to visualize E2-specific B cells longitudinally in the peripheral blood of HCV-infected individuals...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837111/age-associated-b-cells-with-proinflammatory-characteristics-are-expanded-in-a-proportion-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Nele Claes, Judith Fraussen, Marjan Vanheusden, Niels Hellings, Piet Stinissen, Bart Van Wijmeersch, Raymond Hupperts, Veerle Somers
Immune aging occurs in the elderly and in autoimmune diseases. Recently, IgD(-)CD27(-) (double negative, DN) and CD21(-)CD11c(+) (CD21(low)) B cells were described as age-associated B cells with proinflammatory characteristics. This study investigated the prevalence and functional characteristics of DN and CD21(low) B cells in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Using flow cytometry, we demonstrated a higher proportion of MS patients younger than 60 y with peripheral expansions of DN (8/41) and CD21(low) (9/41) B cells compared with age-matched healthy donors (1/33 and 2/33, respectively), which indicates an increase in age-associated B cells in MS patients...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827829/distinct-signaling-programs-control-human-hematopoietic-stem-cell-survival-and-proliferation
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David J H F Knapp, Colin A Hammond, Nima Aghaeepour, Paul H Miller, Davide Pellacani, Philip A Beer, Karen Sachs, Wenlian Qiao, WeiJia Wang, R Keith Humphries, Guy Sauvageau, Peter W Zandstra, Sean C Bendall, Garry P Nolan, Carl Hansen, Connie J Eaves
Several growth factors (GFs) that together promote quiescent human hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) expansion ex vivo have been identified. However, the molecular mechanisms by which these GFs regulate the survival, proliferation and differentiation of human HSCs remain poorly understood. We now describe experiments in which we used mass cytometry to simultaneously measure multiple surface markers, transcription factors, active signaling intermediates, viability and cell cycle indicators in single CD34(+) cord blood cells before and up to 2 hours after their stimulation with SCF, FLT3L, IL3, IL6, and G-CSF either alone or combined...
November 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824126/preservation-of-epithelial-progenitor-cells-from-collagenase-digested-oral-mucosa-during-ex-vivo-cultivation
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Yi-Jen Hsueh, Shiang-Fu Huang, Jui-Yang Lai, Shih-Chieh Ma, Hung-Chi Chen, Sung-En Wu, Tze-Kai Wang, Chi-Chin Sun, Kevin Sheng-Kai Ma, Jan-Kan Chen, Chyong-Huey Lai, David Hui-Kang Ma
To avoid xenogeneic infection, we report a novel protocol for producing animal-derived component-free oral mucosal epithelial cells (OMECs) sheet for transplantation, in which collagenase was used to replace dispase II/trypsin-EDTA for digesting oral mucosal tissue, and human platelet-derived PLTMax to replace fetal bovine serum. The resulting epithelial aggregates were expanded on de-epithelialized amniotic membranes without 3T3 feeder cells, and serum-free EpiLife was used to reduce contamination by submucosal mesenchymal cells...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821811/utilization-of-leukapheresis-and-cd4-positive-selection-in-treg-isolation-and-the-ex-vivo-expansion-for-a-clinical-application-in-transplantation-and-autoimmune-disorders
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Karolina Gołąb, Randall Grose, Piotr Trzonkowski, Amittha Wickrema, Martin Tibudan, Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, Sabrina Matosz, Julia Solomina, Diane Ostrega, J Michael Millis, Piotr Witkowski
Adoptive transfer of T regulatory cells (Tregs) is of great interest as a novel immunosuppressive therapy in autoimmune disorders and transplantation. Obtaining a sufficient number of stable and functional Tregs generated according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements has been a major challenge in introducing Tregs as a clinical therapy. Here, we present a protocol involving leukapheresis and CD4+ cell pre-enrichment prior to Treg sorting, which allows a sufficient number of Tregs for a clinical application to be obtained...
November 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815911/ex-vivo-expansion-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-to-improve-engraftment-in-stem-cell-transplantation
#14
Kap-Hyoun Ko, Robert Nordon, Tracey A O'Brien, Geoff Symonds, Alla Dolnikov
The efficient use of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) for transplantation is often limited by the relatively low numbers of HSC collected. The ex vivo expansion of HSC for clinical use is a potentially valuable and safe approach to increase HSC numbers thereby increasing engraftment and reducing the risk of morbidity from infection. Here, we describe a protocol for the robust ex vivo expansion of human CD34(+) HSC isolated from umbilical cord blood. The protocol described can efficiently generate large numbers of HSC...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814619/novel-strategies-to-target-cancer-stem-cells-by-nk-cells-studies-in-humanized-mice
#15
Anna K Kozlowska, Kawaljit Kaur, Paytsar Topchyan, Anahid Jewett
We have previously shown that following selection, Natural Killer (NK) cells, differentiate Cancer stem cells (CSCs)/undifferentiated or poorly differentiated tumors via secreted and membrane bound IFN-gamma and TNF-alpha, leading to prevention of tumor growth and remodeling of the tumor microenvironment. Since conventional therapeutic strategies including chemotherapy and radiotherapy remain unsuccessful in treating stem-like tumors, there has been an increasing interest in NK cell based immunotherapy for the treatment of resistant tumors...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812136/nitric-oxide-synthase-2-improves-proliferation-and-glycolysis-of-peripheral-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
#16
Laetitia Douguet, Julien Cherfils-Vicini, Lloyd Bod, Renée Lengagne, Eric Gilson, Armelle Prévost-Blondel
γδ T cells play critical roles in host defense against infections and cancer. Although advances have been made in identifying γδ TCR ligands, it remains essential to understand molecular mechanisms responsible for in vivo expansion of γδ T cells in periphery. Recent findings identified the expression of the inducible NO synthase (NOS2) in lymphoid cells and highlighted novel immunoregulatory functions of NOS2 in αβ T cell differentiation and B cell survival. In this context, we wondered whether NOS2 exerts an impact on γδ T cell properties...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809596/an-overview-on-different-strategies-for-the-stemness-maintenance-of-mscs
#17
Khatereh Saei Arezoumand, Effat Alizadeh, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mohammad Esmaeillou, Nosratollah Zarghami
Recent evidence suggests that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have promising therapeutic potential for a broad range of diseases. Because the percentage of MSCs obtained from tissues is very low for cell therapy applications, ex vivo expansion of MSCs is necessary, but aging, loss of stemness and undesired differentiation of them during in vitro cultivation reduces their effectiveness. For achieving ideal therapeutic potential of MSCs in tissue regenerative purposes, it is necessary to retain their stemness properties in vitro...
November 3, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805501/tolerance-in-solid-organ-transplant
#18
Richard N Fine
Immunotolerance, which is nonimmunologic reactivity to specific tissue, was demonstrated in animals in the 1950s. However, despite assiduous efforts, it has not been reproduced in human solid-organ transplant to date. Fortuitously, clinical operational tolerance, which is stable graft function for > 1 year with no immunosuppression, has been demonstrated, primarily in a few nonadherent recipients of kidney and liver transplant. Vigorous efforts to identify a biomarker to distinguish recipients with clinical operational tolerance from nontolerant recipients have so far not been successful...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795840/ex-vivo-expansion-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-from-umbilical-cord-blood
#19
E V Sotnezova, E R Andreeva, A I Grigoriev, L B Buravkova
Transplantation of umbilical cord blood cells is currently widely used in modern cell therapy. However, the limited number of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) and prolonged time of recovery after the transplantation are significant limitations in the use of cord blood. Ex vivo expansion with various cytokine combinations is one of the most common approaches for increasing the number of HSPCs from one cord blood unit. In addition, there are protocols that enable ex vivo amplification of cord blood cells based on native hematopoietic microenvironmental cues, including stromal components and the tissue-relevant oxygen level...
July 2016: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790377/canonical-wnt-signalling-regulates-nuclear-export-of-setdb1-during-skeletal-muscle-terminal-differentiation
#20
Sophie Beyer, Julien Pontis, Elija Schirwis, Valentine Battisti, Anja Rudolf, Fabien Le Grand, Slimane Ait-Si-Ali
The histone 3 lysine 9 methyltransferase Setdb1 is essential for both stem cell pluripotency and terminal differentiation of different cell types. To shed light on the roles of Setdb1 in these mutually exclusive processes, we used mouse skeletal myoblasts as a model of terminal differentiation. Ex vivo studies on isolated single myofibres showed that Setdb1 is required for adult muscle stem cells expansion following activation. In vitro studies in skeletal myoblasts confirmed that Setdb1 suppresses terminal differentiation...
2016: Cell Discovery
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