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Erika Gucciardo, Sirpa Loukovaara, Ani Korhonen, Pauliina Repo, Beatriz Martins, Helena Vihinen, Eija Jokitalo, Kaisa Lehti
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a major diabetic microvascular complication characterized by pathological angiogenesis. Several retinopathy animal models have been developed to study the disease mechanisms and putative targets. However, knowledge on the human proliferative disease remains incomplete, relying on steady-state results from thin histological neovascular tissue sections and vitreous samples. New translational models are thus required to comprehensively understand the disease pathophysiology and develop improved therapeutic interventions...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Monika Hospodiuk, Madhuri Dey, Bugra Ayan, Donna Sosnoski, Kazim Kerim Moncal, Yang Wu, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
Despite the recent achievements in cell-based therapies for curing type-1 diabetes (T1D), capillarization in beta (β)-cell clusters is still a major roadblock as it is essential for long-term viability and function of β-cells in vivo. In this research, we report sprouting angiogenesis in engineered pseudo islets (EPIs) made of mouse insulinoma βTC3 cells and rat heart microvascular endothelial cells (RHMVECs). Upon culturing in three-dimensional (3D) constructs under angiogenic conditions, EPIs sprouted extensive capillaries into the surrounding matrix...
February 16, 2018: Biofabrication
Elizabeth Butterworth, Wesley Dickerson, Vindhya Vijay, Kristina Weitzel, Julia Cooper, Eric W Atkinson, Jason E Coleman, Kevin J Otto, Martha Campbell-Thompson
Using traditional histological methods, researchers are hampered in their ability to image whole tissues or organs in large-scale 3D. Histological sections are generally limited to <20 µm as formalin fixed paraffin section on glass slides or <500 µm for free-floating fixed sections. Therefore, extensive efforts are required for serial sectioning and large-scale image reconstruction methods to recreate 3D for samples >500 µm using traditional methods. In addition, light scatters from macromolecules within tissues, particularly lipids, prevents imaging to a depth >150 µm with most confocal microscopes...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Michael G Spelios, Lauren A Afinowicz, Regine C Tipon, Eitan M Akirav
Three-dimensional (3D) pseudoislets (PIs) can be used for the study of insulin-producing β-cells in free-floating islet-like structures similar to that of primary islets. Previously, we demonstrated the ability of islet-derived endothelial cells (iECs) to induce PIs using murine insulinomas, where PI formation enhanced insulin production and glucose responsiveness. In this report, we examined the ability of iECs to spontaneously induce the formation of free-floating 3D PIs using the EndoC-βH1 human β-cell line murine MS1 iEC line...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hyunjun Cho, Shailabh Kumar, Daejong Yang, Sagar R Vaidyanathan, Kelly Woo, Ian Garcia, Hao Jan Shue, Youngzoon Yoon, Kevin Ferreri, Hyuck Choo
Label-free optical detection of insulin would allow in vitro assessment of pancreatic cell functions in their natural state and expedite diabetes-related clinical research and treatment, however no existing method has met these criteria at physiological concentrations. Using spatially-uniform 3D gold-nanoparticle sensors, we have demonstrated surface-enhanced Raman sensing of insulin in the secretions from human pancreatic islets under low and high glucose environments without the use of labels such as antibodies or aptamers...
January 11, 2018: ACS Sensors
Heike Naumann, Thomas Rathjen, Matthew N Poy, Francesca M Spagnoli
OBJECTIVE: Actin cytoskeleton remodeling is necessary for glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in pancreatic β-cells. A mechanistic understanding of actin dynamics in the islet is paramount to a better comprehension of β-cell dysfunction in diabetes. Here, we investigate the Rho GTPase regulator Stard13 and its role in F-actin cytoskeleton organization and islet function in adult mice. METHODS: We used Lifeact-EGFP transgenic animals to visualize actin cytoskeleton organization and dynamics in vivo in the mouse islets...
December 28, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
Bae Jun Oh, Sang-Man Jin, Yoonha Hwang, Jin Myung Choi, Han-Sin Lee, Gyuri Kim, Geunsoo Kim, Hyo Jun Park, Pilhan Kim, Sung Joo Kim, Jae Hyeon Kim
Highly angiogenic bone marrow mononuclear cells-derived spheroids (BM-spheroids), formed by selective proliferation of the CD31+CD14+CD34+ monocyte subset via 3D culture, had robust angiogenetic capacity in rodent syngeneic renal subcapsular islet transplantation. We wondered whether the efficacy of BM-spheroids could be demonstrated in clinically-relevant intraportal islet transplantation models without increasing the risk of portal thrombosis. The thrombogenic potential of intraportally infused BM-spheroids was compared with that of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and MSC-spheroids...
January 3, 2018: Diabetes
Sang Hun Lee, SoonGweon Hong, Jihwan Song, Byungrae Cho, Esther J Han, Sravani Kondapavulur, Dongchoul Kim, Luke P Lee
The hallmarks of diabetics are insufficient secretion of insulin and dysregulation of glucagon. It is critical to understand release mechanisms of insulin, glucagon, and other hormones from the islets of Langerhans. In spite of remarkable advancements in diabetes research and practice, robust and reproducible models that can measure pancreatic β-cell function are lacking. Here, a microphysiological analysis platform (MAP) that allows the uniform 3D spheroid formation of pancreatic β-cell islets, large-scale morphological phenotyping, and gene expression mapping of chronic glycemia and lipidemia development is reported...
December 28, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Samad Nadri, Ghasem Barati, Hossein Mostafavi, Abdolreza Esmaeilzadeh, Seyed Ehsan Enderami
Transplantation of stem cells using biocompatible nanofibrous scaffolds is a promising therapeutic method for treating Diabetic Mellitus. The aim of this study was to derive insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from conjunctiva-derived mesenchymal stem cell (CJMSCs) and to compare the functionality of differentiated IPCs in a three-dimensional (3D) culture with 2D. Furthermore, the effects of hydrophobicity of scaffold on IPCs differentiation were examined. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), quantitative real times PCR (qPCR), Immunostaining and flow cytometry were used to analyze fabricated scaffold and the presence of IPCs...
December 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Diana Ribeiro, Alexander J Kvist, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Ryan Hicks, Anna Forslöw
There is a need for physiologically relevant assay platforms to provide functionally relevant models of diabetes, to accelerate the discovery of new treatment options and boost developments in drug discovery. In this review, we compare several 3D-strategies that have been used to increase the functional relevance of ex vivo human primary pancreatic islets and developments into the generation of stem cell derived pancreatic beta-cells (β-cells). Special attention will be given to recent approaches combining the use of extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds with pancreatic molecular memory, which can be used to improve yield and functionality of in vitro stem cell-derived pancreatic models...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Masoud Soleimani, Yousef Mortazavi, Samad Nadri, Ali Salimi
The studies have been done on patient-specific human adipose-derived from mesenchymal stem cells (hADSCs) like a series of autologous growth factors and nanofibrous scaffolds (3D culture) will probably have many benefits for regenerative medicine in type 1 diabetes mellitus (TIDM) patients in the future. For this purpose, we established a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) scaffold and a differentiation protocol by adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that induces the hADSCs into insulin-producing cells (IPCs). The Characteristics of the derived IPCs in 3D culture were compared with conventional culture (2D) groups evaluated at the mRNA and protein levels...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Tomáš Špaček, Vojtěch Pavluch, Lukáš Alán, Nikola Capková, Hana Engstová, Andrea Dlasková, Zuzana Berková, František Saudek, Petr Ježek
Hypertrophic pancreatic islets (PI) of Goto Kakizaki (GK) diabetic rats contain a lower number of β-cells vs. non-diabetic Wistar rat PI. Remaining β-cells contain reduced mitochondrial (mt) DNA per nucleus (copy number), probably due to declining mtDNA replication machinery, decreased mt biogenesis or enhanced mitophagy. We confirmed mtDNA copy number decrease down to <30% in PI of one-year-old GK rats. Studying relations to mt nucleoids sizes, we employed 3D superresolution fluorescent photoactivable localization microscopy (FPALM) with lentivirally transduced Eos conjugate of mt single-stranded-DNA-binding protein (mtSSB) or transcription factor TFAM; or by 3D immunocytochemistry...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
Diana Ribeiro, Eva-Marie Andersson, Nikki Heath, Anette Persson-Kry, Richard Collins, Ryan Hicks, Niek Dekker, Anna Forslöw
It has been suggested that extracellular vesicles (EVs) can mediate crosstalk between hormones and metabolites within pancreatic tissue. However, the possible effect of pancreatic EVs on stem cell differentiation into pancreatic lineages remains unknown. Herein, human islet-derived EVs (h-Islet-EVs) were isolated, characterized and subsequently added to human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) clusters during pancreatic differentiation. The h-islet-EVs had a mean size of 117±7 nm and showed positive expression of CD63 and CD81 EV markers as measured by ELISA...
2017: PloS One
GeonHui Lee, Yesl Jun, HeeYeong Jang, Junghyo Yoon, JaeSeo Lee, MinHyung Hong, Seok Chung, Dong-Hwee Kim, SangHoon Lee
Oxygen availability is a critical factor in regulating cell viability that ultimately contributes to the normal morphogenesis and functionality of human tissues. Among various cell culture platforms, construction of 3D multicellular spheroids based on microwell arrays has been extensively applied to reconstitute in vitro human tissue models due to its precise control of tissue culture conditions as well as simple fabrication processes. However, an adequate supply of oxygen into the spheroidal cellular aggregation still remains one of the main challenges to producing healthy in vitro spheroidal tissue models...
January 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Ibrahim Javed, Yunxiang Sun, Jozef Adamcik, Bo Wang, Aleksandr Kakinen, Emily H Pilkington, Feng Ding, Raffaele Mezzenga, Thomas P Davis, Pu Chun Ke
Biomimetic nanocomposites and scaffolds hold the key to a wide range of biomedical applications. Here we show, for the first time, a facile scheme of cofibrillizing pathogenic and functional amyloid fibrils via gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and their applications against amyloidogenesis. This scheme was realized by β-sheet stacking between human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) and the β-lactoglobulin "corona" of the AuNPs, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy, 3D atomic force microscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations...
December 11, 2017: Biomacromolecules
Palak Patel, Krupali Parmar, Vivek K Vyas, Dhaval Patel, Mili Das
Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is a natively unfolded polypeptide hormone of glucose metabolism, which is co-secreted with insulin by the β-cells of the pancreas. In patients with type 2 diabetes, IAPP forms amyloid fibrils because of diabetes-associated β-cells dysfunction and increasing fibrillation, in turn, lead to failure of secretory function of β-cells. This provides a target for the discovery of small organic molecules against protein aggregation diseases. However, the binding mechanism of these molecules with monomers, oligomers and fibrils to inhibit fibrillation is still an open question...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
Shiue-Cheng Tang, Chia-Ning Shen, Pei-Yu Lin, Shih-Jung Peng, Hung-Jen Chien, Ya-Hsien Chou, Chester E Chamberlain, Pankaj J Pasricha
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: It has been proposed that the neuro-insular network enables rapid, synchronised insulin secretion. However, to date, acquiring the pancreatic tissue map to study the neural network remains a challenging task as there is a lack of feasible approaches for large-scale tissue analysis at the organ level. Here, we have developed 3-dimensional (3D) panoramic histology to characterise the pancreatic neuro-insular network in young mice. METHODS: Pancreases harvested from young wild-type B6 mice (3 and 8 weeks old) and db/db mice (3 weeks old; db/db vs db/+) were used to develop 3D panoramic histology...
January 2018: Diabetologia
Shiue-Cheng Tang, Luc Baeyens, Chia-Ning Shen, Shih-Jung Peng, Hung-Jen Chien, David W Scheel, Chester E Chamberlain, Michael S German
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Identification of a pancreatic neuro-insular network in mice suggests that a similar integration of islets and nerves may be present in the human pancreas. To characterise the neuro-insular network and the intra-pancreatic ganglia in a clinically related setting, we examined human pancreases in health and with fatty infiltration via 3-dimensional (3D) histology and compared the human pancreatic microenvironment with its counterpart in mice. METHODS: Human pancreatic specimens from individuals with normal BMI, high BMI (≥ 25) and type 2 diabetes were used to investigate the neuro-insular network...
January 2018: Diabetologia
Marco Farina, Andrea Ballerini, Daniel W Fraga, Eugenia Nicolov, Matthew Hogan, Danilo Demarchi, Francesco Scaglione, Omaima M Sabek, Philip Horner, Usha Thekkedath, Osama A Gaber, Alessandro Grattoni
Transplantation of pancreatic islets or stem cell derived insulin secreting cells is an attractive treatment strategy for diabetes. However, islet transplantation is associated with several challenges including function-loss associated with dispersion and limited vascularization as well as the need for continuous immunosuppression. To overcome these limitations, here we present a novel 3D printed and functionalized encapsulation system for subcutaneous engraftment of islets or islet like cells. The devices were 3D printed with polylactic acid and the surfaces treated and patterned to increase the hydrophilicity, cell attachment, and proliferation...
July 22, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
Sara Perteghella, Barbara Vigani, Luca Mastracci, Federica Grillo, Barbara Antonioli, Marta Galuzzi, Marta Cecilia Tosca, Barbara Crivelli, Stefania Preda, Giuseppe Tripodo, Mario Marazzi, Theodora Chlapanidas, Maria Luisa Torre
The aim of this study is to assess whether stromal vascular fraction (SVF)-soaked silk fibroin nonwoven mats (silk-SVF) can preserve the functionality of encapsulated pancreatic endocrine cells (alginate-PECs) after transplantation in the subcutaneous tissue of diabetic mice. Silk scaffolds are selected to create an effective 3D microenvironment for SVF delivery in the subcutaneous tissue before diabetes induction: silk-SVF is subcutaneously implanted in the dorsal area of five healthy animals; after 15 d, mice are treated with streptozotocin to induce diabetes and then alginate-PECs are implanted on the silk-SVF...
September 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
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