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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096213/endothelial-cell-regulation-of-salivary-gland-epithelial-patterning
#1
Hae Ryong Kwon, Deirdre A Nelson, Kara A DeSantis, Jennifer M Morrissey, Melinda Larsen
Perfusion-independent regulation of epithelial pattern formation by the vasculature during organ development and regeneration is of considerable interest for application in restoring organ function. During murine submandibular salivary gland development, the vasculature co-develops with the epithelium during branching morphogenesis; however, it is not known whether the vasculature has instructive effects on the epithelium. Using pharmacological inhibitors and siRNA knockdown in embryonic organ explants, we determined that VEGFR2-dependent signaling is required for salivary gland epithelial patterning...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090089/transfer-of-minimally-manipulated-cmv-specific-t-cells-from-stem-cell-or-third-party-donors-to-treat-cmv-infection-after-allohsct
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M Neuenhahn, J Albrecht, M Odendahl, F Schlott, G Dössinger, M Schiemann, S Lakshmipathi, K Martin, D Bunjes, S Harsdorf, E M Weissinger, H Menzel, M Verbeek, L Uharek, N Kröger, E Wagner, G Kobbe, T Schroeder, M Schmitt, G Held, W Herr, L Germeroth, H Bonig, T Tonn, H Einsele, D H Busch, G U Grigoleit
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common, potentially life-threatening complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed prospectively safety and efficacy of stem cell-donor- or third-party-donor-derived CMV-specific T cells for the treatment of persistent CMV infections after allo-HSCT in a phase I/IIa trial. Allo-HSCT patients with drug-refractory CMV infection and lacking virus-specific T cells were treated with a single dose of ex vivo MHC-Streptamer-isolated CMV epitope-specific donor T cells...
January 16, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087163/clinical-studies-of-ex-vivo-expansion-to-accelerate-engraftment-after-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Jeffrey Kiernan, Pauline Damien, Madeline Monaghan, Risa Shorr, Lauralyn McIntyre, Dean Fergusson, Alan Tinmouth, David Allan
Cell dose limits greater use of umbilical cord blood (UCB) in hematopoietic cell transplantation. The clinical benefits of ex vivo expansion need clarity to understand its potential impact. A systematic search of studies addressing UCB ex vivo expansion was conducted. Fifteen clinical studies (349 transplanted patients) and 13 registered trials were identified. The co-infusion of an expanded unit and a second unmanipulated unit (8 studies), the fractional expansion of 12% to 60% of a single unit (5 studies), and the infusion of a single expanded unit (2 studies) were reported...
December 23, 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081174/definition-of-human-epitopes-recognized-in-tetanus-toxoid-and-development-of-an-assay-strategy-to-detect-ex-vivo-tetanus-cd4-t-cell-responses
#4
Ricardo da Silva Antunes, Sinu Paul, John Sidney, Daniela Weiskopf, Jennifer M Dan, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, Shane Crotty, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn
Despite widespread uses of tetanus toxoid (TT) as a vaccine, model antigen and protein carrier, TT epitopes have been poorly characterized. Herein we defined the human CD4+ T cell epitope repertoire by reevaluation of previously described epitopes and evaluation of those derived from prediction of HLA Class II binding. Forty-seven epitopes were identified following in vitro TT stimulation, with 28 epitopes accounting for 90% of the total response. Despite this diverse range of epitopes, individual responses were associated with only a few immunodominant epitopes, with each donor responding on average to 3 epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078385/glucose-and-fatty-acids-synergistically-and-reversibly-promote-beta-cell-proliferation-in-rats
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Valentine S Moullé, Kevin Vivot, Caroline Tremblay, Bader Zarrouki, Julien Ghislain, Vincent Poitout
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The mechanisms underlying pancreatic islet mass expansion have attracted considerable interest as potential therapeutic targets to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. While several factors promoting beta cell proliferation have been identified, in the context of nutrient excess the roles of glucose or NEFA in relation to insulin resistance remain unclear. Here we tested the hypothesis that glucose and NEFA synergistically and reversibly promote beta cell proliferation in the context of nutrient-induced insulin resistance...
January 11, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074066/preclinical-targeting-of-aggressive-t-cell-malignancies-using-anti-cd5-chimeric-antigen-receptor
#6
K H Chen, M Wada, K G Pinz, H Liu, K-W Lin, A Jares, A E Firor, X Shuai, H Salman, M Golightly, F Lan, L Senzel, L-H Leung, X Jiang, Y Ma
The outlook for T-cell malignancies remain poor due to the lack of effective therapeutic options. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) immunotherapy has recently shown promise in clinical trials for B-cell malignancies, however, designing CARs for T-cell based disease remain a challenge due to the shared surface antigen pool between normal and malignant T-cells. Normal T-cells express CD5 but NK (natural killer) cells do not, positioning NK cells as attractive cytotoxicity cells for CD5CAR design. Additionally, CD5 is highly expressed in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs)...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060333/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-culture-and-delivery-in-autologous-conditions-a-smart-approach-for-orthopedic-applications
#7
Luisa Trombi, Serena Danti, Sara Savelli, Stefania Moscato, Delfo D'Alessandro, Claudio Ricci, Stefano Giannotti, Mario Petrini
Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (hMSCs) are cultured in vitro with different media. Limits on their use in clinical settings, however, mainly depend on potential biohazard and inflammation risks exerted by xenogeneic nutrients for their culture. Human derivatives or recombinant materials are the first choice candidates to reduce these reactions. Therefore, culture supplements and materials of autologous origin represent the best nutrients and the safest products. Here, we describe a new protocol for the isolation and culture of bone marrow hMSCs in autologous conditions - namely, patient-derived serum as a supplement for the culture medium and fibrin as a scaffold for hMSC administration...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057792/a-novel-view-of-the-adult-stem-cell-compartment-from-the-perspective-of-a-quiescent-population-of-very-small-embryonic-like-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Janina Ratajczak, Malwina Suszynska, Donald M Miller, Magda Kucia, Dong-Myung Shin
Evidence has accumulated that adult hematopoietic tissues and other organs contain a population of dormant stem cells (SCs) that are more primitive than other, already restricted, monopotent tissue-committed SCs (TCSCs). These observations raise several questions, such as the developmental origin of these cells, their true pluripotent or multipotent nature, which surface markers they express, how they can be efficiently isolated from adult tissues, and what role they play in the adult organism. The phenotype of these cells and expression of some genes characteristic of embryonic SCs, epiblast SCs, and primordial germ cells suggests their early-embryonic deposition in developing tissues as precursors of adult SCs...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054657/rapamycin-prolongs-the-survival-of-corneal-epithelial-cells-in-culture
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Sanaz Gidfar, Farnoud Y Milani, Behrad Y Milani, Xiang Shen, Medi Eslani, Ilham Putra, Michael J Huvard, Hossein Sagha, Ali R Djalilian
Rapamycin has previously been shown to have anti-aging effects in cells and organisms. These studies were undertaken to investigate the effects of rapamycin on primary human corneal epithelial cells in vitro. Cell growth and viability were evaluated by bright field microscopy. Cell proliferation and cycle were evaluated by flow cytometry. The expression of differentiation markers was evaluated by quantitative PCR and Western blot. Senescence was evaluated by senescence-associated β-Galactosidase staining and by Western blot analysis of p16...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051239/ex-vivo-expansion-of-antigen-specific-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-from-autologous-na%C3%A3-ve-cd4-t-cells-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-as-a-potential-therapeutic-approach
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Y-J Xiang, M Ren, H Jiang, T-T Yang, Y He, D-H Ao, Y-Y Wang, Q Zhang, X-J He, X-G Gao, G-Z Liu
OBJECTIVE: CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been found to have a decreased effector function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we co-cultured naïve CD4+ T cells of MS patients with myelin basic protein (MBP)85-99 peptide as specific antigen and allogenic B cells as antigen-presenting cells, in an attempt to generate adequate antigen-specific CD4+CD25+ Tregs with normal or improved immune function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Naïve CD4+ T cells were isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with MS (n=5) and healthy controls (HC, n=5)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045060/soluble-ox40l-and-jag1-induce-selective-proliferation-of-functional-regulatory-t-cells-independent-of-canonical-tcr-signaling
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Prabhakaran Kumar, Khaled Alharshawi, Palash Bhattacharya, Alejandra Marinelarena, Christine Haddad, Zuoming Sun, Shigeru Chiba, Alan L Epstein, Bellur S Prabhakar
Regulatory T-cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining peripheral tolerance. Increasing Treg numbers/functions has been shown to ameliorate autoimmune diseases. However, common Treg expansion approaches use T-Cell Receptor (TCR)-mediated stimulation which also causes proliferation of effector T-cells (Teff). To overcome this limitation, purified patient-specific Tregs are expanded ex vivo and transfused. Although promising, this approach is not suitable for routine clinical use. Therefore, an alternative approach to selectively expand functional Tregs in vivo is highly desired...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998208/increasing-stem-cell-dose-promotes-posttransplant-immune-reconstitution
#12
Ning Xu, Sylvie Shen, Alla Dolnikov
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation can provide a successful therapeutic option for patients that have no suitable related donor. UCB transplantation is often limited by the relatively small hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) numbers in UCB especially for adult recipients. Early neutrophil and platelet engraftment correlates with the stem cell numbers in UCB transplant. Compared to other HSC sources, immune reconstitution following UCB transplant is slower and complicated by increased frequency of opportunistic infections...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990144/glucose-regulated-protein-78-induced-myeloid-antigen-presenting-cells-maintained-tolerogenic-signature-upon-lps-stimulation
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Muyang Yang, Fan Zhang, Kai Qin, Min Wu, Heli Li, Huifen Zhu, Qin Ning, Ping Lei, Guanxin Shen
The 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (Grp78) is stress-inducible chaperone that mostly reside in the endoplasmic reticulum. Grp78 has been described to be released at times of cellular stress and as having extracellular properties that are anti-inflammatory or favor the resolution of inflammation. As antigen-presenting cells (APCs) play a critical role in both the priming of adaptive immune responses and the induction of self-tolerance, herein, we investigated the effect of Grp78 on the maturation of murine myeloid APCs (CD11c(+) cells)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933061/ncr1-expression-identifies-canine-natural-killer-cell-subsets-with-phenotypic-similarity-to-human-natural-killer-cells
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Jennifer A Foltz, Srinivas S Somanchi, Yanwen Yang, Arianexys Aquino-Lopez, Erin E Bishop, Dean A Lee
Canines spontaneously develop many cancers similar to humans - including osteosarcoma, leukemia, and lymphoma - offering the opportunity to study immune therapies in a genetically heterogeneous and immunocompetent environment. However, a lack of antibodies recognizing canine NK cell markers has resulted in suboptimal characterization and unknown purity of NK cell products, hindering the development of canine models of NK cell adoptive immunotherapy. To this end, we generated a novel antibody to canine NCR1 (NKp46), the putative species-wide marker of NK cells, enabling purification of NK cells for further characterization...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932543/members-of-the-zinc-cluster-factor-family-alters-virulence-in-candida-albicans
#15
Luca Issi, Rhys A Farrer, Kelly Pastor, Benjamin Landry, Toni Delorey, George W Bell, Dawn A Thompson, Christina A Cuomo, Reeta P Rao
Virtually all humans are colonized with Candida albicans However, in immunocompromised individuals this benign commensal organism becomes a serious, life-threatening pathogen. Here, we describe and analyze the regulatory networks that modulate innate responses in the host niches. We identified Zcf15 and Zcf29, two Zinc Cluster transcription Factors (ZCF) that are required for C. albicans virulence. Previous sequence analysis of clinical C. albicans isolates from immunocompromised patients indicates that both ZCF genes diverged during clonal evolution...
December 7, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923196/environmental-preconditioning-rejuvenates-adult-stem-cells-proliferation-and-chondrogenic-potential
#16
REVIEW
Ming Pei
Adult stem cells are a promising cell source for cartilage regeneration. Unfortunately, due to donor age and ex vivo expansion, stem cell senescence becomes a huge hurdle for these cells to be used clinically. Increasing evidence indicates that environmental preconditioning is a powerful approach in promoting stem cells' ability to resist a harsh environment post-engraftment, such as hypoxia and inflammation. However, few reports organize and evaluate the literature regarding the rejuvenation effect of environmental preconditioning on stem cell proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation capacity, which are important variables for stem cell based tissue regeneration...
February 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909219/superior-survival-of-ex-vivo-cultured-human-reticulocytes-following-transfusion-into-mice
#17
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
#18
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/magnetically-responsive-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
#20
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
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