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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717251/transdifferentiated-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-are-a-new-potential-cell-source-for-endothelial-regeneration
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Xuechong Hong, Andriana Margariti, Alexandra Le Bras, Laureen Jacquet, Wei Kong, Yanhua Hu, Qingbo Xu
Endothelial dysfunction is widely implicated in cardiovascular pathological changes and development of vascular disease. In view of the fact that the spontaneous endothelial cell (EC) regeneration is a slow and insufficient process, it is of great interest to explore alternative cell sources capable of generating functional ECs. Vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) composes the majority of the vascular wall and retains phenotypic plasticity in response to various stimuli. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of the conversion of SMC into functional EC through the use of reprogramming factors...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716722/dynamics-of-proliferative-and-quiescent-stem-cells-in-liver-homeostasis-and-injury
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Wanlu Cao, Kan Chen, Michiel Bolkestein, Yuebang Yin, Monique M A Verstegen, Marcel J C Bijvelds, Wenshi Wang, Nesrin Tuysuz, Derk Ten Berge, Dave Sprengers, Herold J Metselaar, Luc J W van der Laan, Jaap Kwekkeboom, Ron Smits, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Adult liver stem cells are usually maintained in a quiescent/slow cycling state. However, a proliferative population, marked by leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (LGR5), was recently identified as an important liver stem cell population. We aimed to investigate the dynamics and functions of proliferative and quiescent stem cells in healthy and injured livers. METHODS: We studied LGR5-positive stem cells using diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) knock-in mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709146/liver-cancers-with-stem-progenitor-cell-features-a-rare-chemotherapy-sensitive-malignancy
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Bruno Christian Köhler, Nina Waldburger, Kai Schlamp, Dirk Jäger, Karl Heinz Weiss, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Peter Schirmacher, Christoph Springfeld
Primary liver tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignancies. Besides classical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC), combined and intermediate forms of liver cancer exist and can express stem-cell markers like nuclear cell adhesion molecule (NCAM-1/CD56), c-kit (CD117) or epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) together with high proliferative activity. Liver tumors with progenitor-cell features are associated with an unfavorable prognosis, but the phenotype has not resulted in therapeutic consequences so far...
June 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690640/wdr62-regulates-early-neural-and-glial-progenitor-specification-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Abdullah J Alshawaf, Ana Antonic, Efstratios Skafidas, Dominic Chi-Hung Ng, Mirella Dottori
Mutations in WD40-repeat protein 62 (WDR62) are commonly associated with primary microcephaly and other developmental cortical malformations. We used human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) to examine WDR62 function during human neural differentiation and model early stages of human corticogenesis. Neurospheres lacking WDR62 expression showed decreased expression of intermediate progenitor marker, TBR2, and also glial marker, S100β. In contrast, inhibition of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling during hPSC neural differentiation induced upregulation of WDR62 with a corresponding increase in neural and glial progenitor markers, PAX6 and EAAT1, respectively...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688903/differential-effects-between-developmental-and-postpubertal-exposure-to-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-on-progenitor-cell-proliferation-of-rat-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-relation-to-cox2-expression-in-granule-cells
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Yousuke Watanabe, Kota Nakajima, Sayaka Mizukami, Yumi Akahori, Nobuya Imatanaka, Gye-Hyeong Woo, Toshinori Yoshida, Makoto Shibutani
This study was performed to compare the exposure effects of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), a cytocidal agent of proliferating cells, on rat hippocampal neurogenesis between developmental and postpubertal periods. Developmental exposure through maternal drinking water from gestational day 6 to day 21 after delivery on weaning decreased GFAP-immunoreactive ((+)) stem cells and increased immunoreactive cells indicative of subsequent progenitor and postmitotic immature neuronal populations, TUNEL(+) or p21(Cip1/Waf1+) stem/progenitor cells and COX2(+) granule cells, on postnatal day (PND) 21...
July 5, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685906/a-morphology-independent-approach-for-identifying-dividing-adult-neural-stem-cells-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Lachlan Harris, Oressia Zalucki, Sabrina Oishi, Thomas H Burne, Dhanisha J Jhaveri, Michael Piper
Background Type 1 adult hippocampal neural stem cells (AH-NSCs) continue to generate neurons throughout life, albeit at a very low rate. The relative quiescence of this population of cells has led to many studies investigating factors that may increase their division. Current methods of identifying dividing AH-NSCs in vivo require the identification and tracing of radial processes back to nuclei within the subgranular zone. However, caveats to this approach include the time-intensive nature of identifying AH-NSCs with such a process, as well as the fact that this approach ignores the relatively more active population of horizontally oriented AH-NSCs that also reside in the subgranular zone...
July 7, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656248/nestin-positive-microvessel-density-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-breast-cancer
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Aleksandra Nowak, Jedrzej Grzegrzolka, Maria Paprocka, Aleksandra Piotrowska, Janusz Rys, Rafal Matkowski, Piotr Dziegiel
The process of angiogenesis based on new vessel formation within the tumour area plays a significant role in the progression of breast cancer. Nestin is an intermediate filament protein and participates in the cytoskeleton organization. Nestin expression in the endothelium of blood vessels is mainly limited to newly forming vessels, thus being a more specific marker of angiogenesis than the commonly used vascular antigens. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of nestin-positive microvessel density (Nes+MVD) in breast cancer patients and to confirm that nestin expression is related to newly forming tumour vessels...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646547/a-dual-fluorescence-reporter-in-the-eomes-locus-for-live-imaging-and-medium-term-lineage-tracing
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Simone Probst, Ray A Daza, Natalie Bader, Jonas F Hummel, Matthias Weiß, Yakup Tanriver, Robert F Hevner, Sebastian J Arnold
The T-box transcription factor Eomes (also known as Tbr2) shows short-lived expression in various localized domains of the embryo, including epiblast cells during gastrulation and intermediate progenitor cells in the cerebral cortex. In these tissues Eomes fulfills crucial roles for lineage specification of progenitors. To directly observe Eomes-dependent cell lineages in the living embryo, we generated a novel dual-fluorescence reporter allele that expresses a membrane-bound tdTomato protein for investigation of cell morphology and a nuclear GFP for cell tracing...
June 24, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625870/pax3-and-pax7-mediated-dbx1-regulation-orchestrates-the-patterning-of-intermediate-spinal-interneurons
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Chris Gard, Gloria Gonzalez Curto, Youcef El-Mokhtar Frarma, Elodie Chollet, Nathalie Duval, Valentine Auzié, Frédéric Auradé, Lisa Vigier, Frédéric Relaix, Alessandra Pierani, Frédéric Causeret, Vanessa Ribes
Transcription factors are key orchestrators of the emergence of neuronal diversity within the developing spinal cord. As such, the two paralogous proteins Pax3 and Pax7 regulate the specification of progenitor cells within the intermediate neural tube, by defining a neat segregation between those fated to form motor circuits and those involved in the integration of sensory inputs. To attain insights into the molecular means by which they control this process, we have performed detailed phenotypic analyses of the intermediate spinal interneurons (IN), namely the dI6, V0D, V0VCG and V1 populations in compound null mutants for Pax3 and Pax7...
June 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615204/human-cytomegalovirus-ie2-protein-disturbs-brain-development-by-dysregulating-neural-stem-cell-maintenance-and-the-polarization-of-migrating-neurons
#10
Dasol Han, Sung-Hyun Byun, Juwan Kim, Mookwang Kwon, Samuel J Pleasure, Jin-Hyun Ahn, Keejung Yoon
Despite the high incidence of severe defects in the central nervous system caused by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) congenital infection, the mechanism of HCMV neuropathogenesis and the roles of individual viral genes have not yet been fully determined. In this study, we show that the immediate-early 2 (IE2) protein may play a key role in HCMV-caused neurodevelopmental disorders. IE2-transduced neural progenitor cells gave rise to neurospheres with a lower frequency and produced smaller neurospheres than control cells in vitro, indicating reduction of self-renewal and expansion of neural progenitors by IE2...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591655/differentiation-of-inflammation-responsive-astrocytes-from-glial-progenitors-generated-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Renata Santos, Krishna C Vadodaria, Baptiste N Jaeger, Arianna Mei, Sabrina Lefcochilos-Fogelquist, Ana P D Mendes, Galina Erikson, Maxim Shokhirev, Lynne Randolph-Moore, Callie Fredlender, Sonia Dave, Ruth Oefner, Conor Fitzpatrick, Monique Pena, Jerika J Barron, Manching Ku, Ahmet M Denli, Bilal E Kerman, Patrick Charnay, John R Kelsoe, Maria C Marchetto, Fred H Gage
Astrocyte dysfunction and neuroinflammation are detrimental features in multiple pathologies of the CNS. Therefore, the development of methods that produce functional human astrocytes represents an advance in the study of neurological diseases. Here we report an efficient method for inflammation-responsive astrocyte generation from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells. This protocol uses an intermediate glial progenitor stage and generates functional astrocytes that show levels of glutamate uptake and calcium activation comparable with those observed in human primary astrocytes...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583079/lateral-cortical-cdca7-expression-levels-are-regulated-by-pax6-and-influence-the-production-of-intermediate-progenitors
#12
Yu-Ting Huang, John O Mason, David J Price
BACKGROUND: We studied whether regulation of Cdca7 (Cell division cycle associated 7) expression by transcription factor Pax6 contributes to Pax6's cellular actions during corticogenesis. The function of Cdca7 in mediating Pax6's effects during corticogenesis has not been explored. Pax6 is expressed by radial glial progenitors in the ventricular zone of the embryonic cortical neuroepithelium, where it is required for the development of a normal complement of Tbr2-expressing intermediate progenitor cells in the subventricular zone...
June 5, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566492/functional-evidence-for-derivation-of-systemic-histiocytic-neoplasms-from-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Benjamin H Durham, Damien Roos-Weil, Claude Baillou, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Akihide Yoshimi, Makoto Miyara, Matthias Papo, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Nathalie Terrones, Neval Ozkaya, Ahmet Dogan, Raajit Rampal, Fanny Urbain, Lucie Le Fèvre, Eli L Diamond, Christopher Y Park, Thomas Papo, Frédéric Charlotte, Guy Gorochov, Valérie Taly, Olivier A Bernard, Zahir Amoura, Omar Abdel-Wahab, François M Lemoine, Julien Haroche, Jean-François Emile
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the non-LCH neoplasm Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) are heterogeneous neoplastic disorders marked by infiltration of pathologic macrophage-, dendritic cell-, or monocyte-derived cells in tissues driven by recurrent mutations activating MAPK signaling. Although recent data indicate that at least a proportion of LCH and ECD patients have detectable activating kinase mutations in circulating hematopoietic cells and bone marrow-based hematopoietic progenitors, functional evidence of the cell of origin of histiocytosis from actual patient materials has long been elusive...
July 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556287/differential-neuronal-susceptibility-and-apoptosis-in-congenital-zikv-infection
#14
Cheng-Ying Ho, Heather M Ames, Ashley Tipton, Gilbert Vezina, Judy S Liu, Joseph Scafidi, Masaaki Torii, Fausto J Rodriguez, Adre du Plessis, Roberta L DeBiasi
To characterize the mechanism of ZIKV-associated microcephaly, we perform immunolabeling on brain tissue from a 20-week fetus with intrauterine ZIKV infection. While ZIKV demonstrated a wide range of neuronal and non-neuronal tropism, the infection rate was highest in intermediate progenitor cells and immature neurons. Apoptosis was observed in both infected and uninfected bystander cortical neurons, suggesting a role for paracrine factors in induction of neuronal apoptosis. Our results highlight differential neuronal susceptibility and neuronal apoptosis as potential mechanisms in the development of ZIKV-associated microcephaly, and may provide insights into the design and best timing of future therapy...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532625/v-d-j-recombination-exploits-dna-damage-responses-to-promote-immunity
#15
REVIEW
Rahul Arya, Craig H Bassing
It has been recognized for 40 years that the variable (diversity) joining [V(D)J] recombination-mediated assembly of diverse B and T lymphocyte antigen receptor (AgR) genes is not only essential for adaptive immunity, but also a risk for autoimmunity and lymphoid malignancies. Over the past few years, several studies have revealed that recombination-activating gene (RAG) endonuclease-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) transcend hazardous intermediates during antigen receptor gene assembly. RAG cleavage within the genomes of lymphocyte progenitors and immature lymphocytes regulates the expression of ubiquitous and lymphocyte-specific gene transcripts to control the differentiation and function of both adaptive and innate immune cell lineages...
July 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526755/the-matrix-protein-tiggrin-regulates-plasmatocyte-maturation-in-drosophila-larva
#16
Chen U Zhang, Ken M Cadigan
The lymph gland (LG) is a major source of hematopoiesis during Drosophila development. In this tissue, prohemocytes differentiate into multiple lineages including macrophage-like plasmatocytes, which comprise the vast majority of mature hemocytes. Previous studies have uncovered genetic pathways that regulate prohemocyte maintenance and some cell fate choices between hemocyte lineages. However, less is known about how the plasmatocyte pool of the LG is established and matures. Here we report that Tiggrin, a matrix protein expressed in the LG, is a specific regulator of plasmatocyte maturation...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495640/sources-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-and-methods-to-optimize-yields-for-clinical-cell-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Sandhya R Panch, James Szymanski, Bipin N Savani, David F Stroncek
Bone marrow (BM) aspirates, mobilized peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood (UCB) have developed as graft sources for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) for stem cell transplantation and other cellular therapeutics. Individualized techniques are necessary to enhance graft HSPC yields and cell quality from each graft source. BM aspirates yield adequate CD34(+) cells but can result in relative delays in engraftment. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-primed BM HSPCs may facilitate faster engraftment while minimizing graft-versus-host disease in certain patient subsets...
August 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494928/shotgun-proteomic-analysis-of-the-secretome-of-bovine-endometrial-mesenchymal-progenitor-stem-cells-challenged-or-not-with-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide
#18
Carolina Nogueira de Moraes, Leandro Maia, Eliandre de Oliveira, Camila de Paula Freitas Dell'Aqua, Aspinas Chapwanya, Fernanda da Cruz Landim-Alvarenga, Eunice Oba
The use of the conditioned medium (CM) for diseases treatment is based on its enrichment with biomolecules with therapeutic properties and themselves have a beneficial effect. Secretome of bovine endometrial mesenchymal progenitor/stem cells (eMSCs) using a proteomics approach is until now unknown. This work aimed to evaluate the secretome of bovine eMSCs-CM challenged or not with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). For this, eMSCs characterized were challenged (TG) or not (CG). The CM was collected 12h after stimulation and submitted to mass spectrometry analysis...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482867/afadin-controls-cell-polarization-and-mitotic-spindle-orientation-in-developing-cortical-radial-glia
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Jennifer Rakotomamonjy, Molly Brunner, Christoph Jüschke, Keling Zang, Eric J Huang, Louis F Reichardt, Anjen Chenn
BACKGROUND: In developing tissues, cell polarity and tissue architecture play essential roles in the regulation of proliferation and differentiation. During cerebral cortical development, adherens junctions link highly polarized radial glial cells in a neurogenic niche that controls their behavior. How adherens junctions regulate radial glial cell polarity and/or differentiation in mammalian cortical development is poorly understood. RESULTS: Conditional deletion of Afadin, a protein required for formation and maintenance of epithelial tissues, leads to abnormalities in radial glial cell polarity and subsequent loss of adherens junctions...
May 8, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475172/keratins-regulate-colonic-epithelial-cell-differentiation-through-the-notch1-signalling-pathway
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Iris A K Lähdeniemi, Julia O Misiorek, Christian J M Antila, Sebastian K-J Landor, Carl-Gustaf A Stenvall, Lina E Fortelius, Linda K Bergström, Cecilia Sahlgren, Diana M Toivola
Keratins (K) are intermediate filament proteins important in stress protection and mechanical support of epithelial tissues. K8, K18 and K19 are the main colonic keratins, and K8-knockout (K8(-/-)) mice display a keratin dose-dependent hyperproliferation of colonic crypts and a colitis-phenotype. However, the impact of the loss of K8 on intestinal cell differentiation has so far been unknown. Here we show that K8 regulates Notch1 signalling activity and differentiation in the epithelium of the large intestine...
June 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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