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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775723/a-scale-out-approach-towards-neural-induction-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-neurodevelopmental-toxicity-studies
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Cláudia C Miranda, Tiago G Fernandes, Sandra N Pinto, Manuel Prieto, M Margarida Diogo, Joaquim M S Cabral
Stem cell's unique properties confer them a multitude of potential applications in the fields of cellular therapy, disease modelling and drug screening fields. In particular, the ability to differentiate neural progenitors (NP) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using chemically-defined conditions provides an opportunity to create a simple and straightforward culture platform for application in these fields. Here, we demonstrated that hiPSCs are capable of undergoing neural commitment inside microwells, forming characteristic neural structures resembling neural rosettes and further give rise to glial and neuronal cells...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774076/the-human-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-as-an-imaging-and-suicide-reporter-gene-for-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
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Katrien Neyrinck, Natacha Breuls, Bryan Holvoet, Wouter Oosterlinck, Esther Wolfs, Hubert Vanbilloen, Olivier Gheysens, Robin Duelen, Willy Gsell, Ivo Lambrichts, Uwe Himmelreich, Catherine M Verfaillie, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Christophe M Deroose
Rationale: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are being investigated as a cell source for regenerative medicine since they provide an infinitive pool of cells that are able to differentiate towards every cell type of the body. One possible therapeutic application involves the use of these cells to treat myocardial infarction (MI), a condition where billions of cardiomyocytes (CMs) are lost. Although several protocols have been developed to differentiate PSCs towards CMs, none of these provide a completely pure population, thereby still posing a risk for neoplastic teratoma formation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773904/methanol-fixed-fibroblasts-serve-as-feeder-cells-to-maintain-stem-cells-in-the-pluripotent-state-in-vitro
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Yahui Ren, Ziyu Ma, Tong Yu, Min Ling, Huayan Wang
Preparation of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cells to maintain pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is time consuming and involved in animal issues. Here, we demonstrated a novel method to prepare feeder cells with high efficiency, timesaving, and low costs. MEFs in 3 × 104 cell/cm2 were fixed by methanol for 5 min and air drying for 5 min. Thereafter, the methanol fixed MEF cells (MT-MEF) were able to be used directly to culture PSCs or stored at room temperature for the future usage. PSCs cultured on MT-MEF could be continuously expanded for over 40 passages with the naïve pluripotency...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771943/cross-talk-between-human-airway-epithelial-cells-and-3t3-j2-feeder-cells-involves-partial-activation-of-human-met-by-murine-hgf
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Robert E Hynds, Kate H C Gowers, Ersilia Nigro, Colin R Butler, Paola Bonfanti, Adam Giangreco, Cecilia M Prêle, Sam M Janes
There is considerable interest in the ex vivo propagation of primary human basal epithelial stem/progenitor cells with a view to their use in drug development, toxicity testing and regenerative medicine. These cells can be expanded in co-culture with mitotically inactivated 3T3-J2 murine embryonic feeder cells but, similar to other epithelial cell culture systems employing 3T3-J2 cells, the aspects of cross-talk between 3T3-J2 cells and human airway basal cells that are critical for their expansion remain largely unknown...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770269/ten-years-of-progress-and-promise-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-historical-origins-characteristics-mechanisms-limitations-and-potential-applications
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Adekunle Ebenezer Omole, Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya
The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 was heralded as a major breakthrough of the decade in stem cell research. The ability to reprogram human somatic cells to a pluripotent embryonic stem cell-like state through the ectopic expression of a combination of embryonic transcription factors was greeted with great excitement by scientists and bioethicists. The reprogramming technology offers the opportunity to generate patient-specific stem cells for modeling human diseases, drug development and screening, and individualized regenerative cell therapy...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769320/o-glcnac-transferase-missense-mutations-linked-to-x-linked-intellectual-disability-deregulate-genes-involved-in-cell-fate-determination-and-signaling
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Nithya Selvan, Stephan George, Fatema J Serajee, Marie Shaw, Lynne Hobson, Vera M Kalscheuer, Nripesh Prasad, Shawn E Levy, Juliet Taylor, Salim Afitmos, Charles E Schwartz, Ahm M Huq, Jozef Gecz, Lance Wells
It is estimated that ~1% of the world's population has intellectual disability, with males affected more often than females. OGT is an X-linked gene encoding for the enzyme O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT), which carries out the reversible addition of N-Acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) to Ser/Thr residues of its intracellular substrates. Three missense mutations in the tetratricopeptide (TPR) repeats of OGT have recently been reported to cause X-linked Intellectual Disability (XLID). Here we report the discovery of two additional novel missense mutations (c...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766664/tissue-engineered-nigrostriatal-pathway-for-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Laura A Struzyna, Kevin D Browne, Zachary D Brodnik, Justin C Burrell, James P Harris, H Isaac Chen, John A Wolf, Kate V Panzer, James Lim, John E Duda, Rodrigo A España, D Kacy Cullen
The classic motor deficits of Parkinson's disease are caused by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta, resulting in the loss of their long-distance axonal projections that modulate the striatum. Current treatments only minimize the symptoms of this disconnection as there is no approach capable of replacing the nigrostriatal pathway. We are applying micro-tissue engineering techniques to create living, implantable constructs that mimic the architecture and function of the nigrostriatal pathway...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765418/isolation-and-characterisation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-rat-bone-marrow-and-the-endosteal-niche-a-comparative-study
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Norhayati Yusop, Paul Battersby, Amr Alraies, Alastair J Sloan, Ryan Moseley, Rachel J Waddington
Within bone, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) exist within the bone marrow stroma (BM-MSC) and the endosteal niche, as cells lining compact bone (CB-MSCs). This study isolated and characterised heterogeneous MSC populations from each niche and subsequently investigated the effects of extensive cell expansion, analysing population doublings (PDs)/cellular senescence, colony-forming efficiencies (CFEs), MSC cell marker expression, and osteogenic/adipogenic differentiation. CB-MSCs and BM-MSCs demonstrated similar morphologies and PDs, reaching 100 PDs...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763649/differentiation-of-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-hepatocyte-cells-by-transfection-of-mir-106a-mir-574-3p-and-mir-451
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Maryam Khosravi, Negar Azarpira, Sara Shamdani, Suzzan Hojjat-Assari, Sina Naserian, Mohammad Hossein Karimi
Studying the profile of micro RNAs (miRs) elucidated the highest expressed miRs in hepatic differentiation. In this study, we investigated to clarify the role of three embryonic overexpressed miRs (miR-106a, miR-574-3p and miR-451) during hepatic differentiation of human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs). We furthermore, aimed to explore whether overexpression of any of these miRs alone is sufficient to induce the differentiation of the UC-MSCs into hepatocyte-like cells. UC-MSCs were transfected either alone or together with miR-106a, miR-574-3p and miR-451 and their potential hepatic differentiation and alteration in gene expression profile, morphological changes and albumin secretion ability were investigated...
May 12, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760738/dental-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-and-their-exosomes
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REVIEW
Peter Stanko, Ursula Altanerova, Jana Jakubechova, Vanda Repiska, Cestmir Altaner
Stem cells derived from human dental pulp tissue (DP-MSC) differ from the other mesenchymal stem cells prepared from bone marrow or adipose tissue due to their embryonic origin from the neural crest and are of special interest because of their neurotropic character. Furthermore, the therapeutic potential of DP-MSCs is realized through paracrine action of extracellularly released components, for which exosomes play an important role. In this review, we intend to explore the properties of these cells with an emphasis on exosomes...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760730/current-progress-and-challenges-for-skeletal-muscle-differentiation-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-transgene-free-approaches
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REVIEW
Nunnapas Jiwlawat, Eileen Lynch, Jeremy Jeffrey, Jonathan M Van Dyke, Masatoshi Suzuki
Neuromuscular diseases are caused by functional defects of skeletal muscles, directly via muscle pathology or indirectly via disruption of the nervous system. Extensive studies have been performed to improve the outcomes of therapies; however, effective treatment strategies have not been fully established for any major neuromuscular disease. Human pluripotent stem cells have a great capacity to differentiate into myogenic progenitors and skeletal myocytes for use in treating and modeling neuromuscular diseases...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758359/probing-flecainide-block-of-i-na-using-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-ventricular-cardiomyocytes-adapted-to-automated-patch-clamping-and-2d-monolayers
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Lin Geng, Chi-Wing Kong, Andy O T Won, Angie Man-Yee Shum, Maggie Z Y Chow, Hui Che, Chenzi Zhang, Ka-Long Yau, Camie W Chan, Wendy Keung, Ronald A Li
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) are emerging tools for applications such as drug discovery and screening for pro-arrhythmogenicity and cardiotoxicity as leading causes for drug attrition. Understanding the electrophysiology (EP) of hPSC-CMs is essential but conventional manual patch-clamping is highly laborious and low-throughput. Here we adapted hPSC-CMs derived from two human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines, HES2 and H7, for a 16-channel automated planar-recording approach for single-cell EP characterization...
May 11, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758225/trpv6-protects-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-via-atf6%C3%AE-trpv6-jnk-pathway-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Zhichao Li, Zhaoyue Meng, Jun Lu, Francis M Chen, Wing-Tak Wong, Gary Tse, Changbo Zheng, Wendy Keung, Kennis Tse, Ronald A Li, Liwen Jiang, Xiaoqiang Yao
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes have potential applications in disease modeling and drug screening. Therefore, it is important to understand the mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying the survival and death of these cells. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is triggered by various cellular stresses that disturb protein folding in the ER. Cells cope with ER stress by activating the unfolded protein response (UPR), a homeostatic signaling network that orchestrates the recovery of ER function...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758043/isthmin-1-ism1-is-required-for-normal-hematopoiesis-in-developing-zebrafish
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Arturo Berrun, Elena Harris, David L Stachura
Hematopoiesis is an essential and highly regulated biological process that begins with hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). In healthy organisms, HSCs are responsible for generating a multitude of mature blood cells every day, yet the molecular pathways that instruct HSCs to self-renew and differentiate into post-mitotic blood cells are not fully known. To understand these molecular pathways, we investigated novel genes expressed in hematopoietic-supportive cell lines from the zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model system increasingly utilized to uncover molecular pathways important in the development of other vertebrate species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755568/exosomes-secreted-by-normoxic-and-hypoxic-cardiosphere-derived-cells-have-anti-apoptotic-effect
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Helia Namazi, Iman Namazi, Parisa Ghiasi, Hassan Ansari, Sarah Rajabi, Ensiyeh Hajizadeh-Saffar, Nasser Aghdami, Elham Mohit
Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) have emerged as one of the most promising stem cell types for cardiac protection and repair. Exosomes are required for the regenerative effects of human CDCs and mimic the cardioprotective benefits of CDCs such as anti-apoptotic effect in animal myocardial infarction (MI) models. Here we aimed to investigate the anti-apoptotic effect of the hypoxic and normoxic human CDCs-derived exosomes on induced apoptosis in human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs). In this study, CDCs were cultured under normoxic (18% O2 ) and hypoxic (1% O2 ) conditions and CDC-exosomes were isolated from conditioned media by differential ultracentrifugation...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751777/high-efficiency-derivation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-lines-using-a-culture-system-with-minimized-trophoblast-cell-proliferation
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Chuti Laowtammathron, Pimjai Chingsuwanrote, Roungsin Choavaratana, Suphadtra Phornwilardsiri, Ketsara Sitthirit, Chidchanok Kaewjunun, Orawan Makemaharn, Papussorn Terbto, Supaporn Waeteekul, Chanchao Lorthongpanich, Yaowalak U-Pratya, Pimonwan Srisook, Pakpoom Kheolamai, Surapol Issaragrisil
BACKGROUND: Due to their extensive self-renewal and multilineage differentiation capacity, human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have great potential for studying developmental biology, disease modeling, and developing cell replacement therapy. The first hESC line was generated in 1998 by culturing inner cell mass (ICM) cells isolated from human blastocysts using an immunosurgery technique. Since then, many techniques including mechanical ICM isolation, laser dissection, and whole embryo culture have been used to derive hESC lines...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749495/lin28a-inhibits-lysosome%C3%A2-associated-membrane-glycoprotein-1-protein-expression-in-embryonic-stem-and-bladder-cancer-cells
#17
Peng Pan, Ting Chen, Yanmin Zhang, Zhengyu Qi, Jie Qin, Guanghui Cui, Xin Guo
Tumor cells and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have similar transcription mechanisms. LIN28A is an important factor in tumor cells and ESCs, it is an inhibitor of intracellular endoplasmic reticulum (ER)‑related protein translation in ESCs. The present study aimed to examine the effects of LIN28A on an ER‑related protein, lysosome‑associated membrane glycoprotein 1 (LAMP1), in human bladder cancer cells and mouse (m)ESCs, using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting to detect the expression of LAMP1 mRNA and protein, respectively, following LIN28A knockdown...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749438/oct4-suppresses-ir%C3%A2-induced-premature-senescence-in-breast-cancer-cells-through-stat3-and-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-il%C3%A2-24-production
#18
Jeong-Yub Kim, Jeong-Chul Kim, Ji-Yun Lee, Myung-Jin Park
Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) are a small subpopulation of breast cancer cells that have been proposed to be a primary cause of failure of therapies, including ionizing radiation (IR). Their embryonic stem-like signature is associated with poor clinical outcome. In the present study, the function of octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4), an embryonic stem cell factor, in the resistance of BCSCs to IR was investigated. Mammosphere cells exhibited increased expression of stemness-associated genes, including Oct4 and sex‑determining region Y‑box 2 (Sox2), and were more resistant to IR compared with serum-cultured monolayer cells...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742418/rnf12-x-linked-intellectual-disability-mutations-disrupt-e3-ligase-activity-and-neural-differentiation
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Francisco Bustos, Anna Segarra-Fas, Viduth K Chaugule, Lennart Brandenburg, Emma Branigan, Rachel Toth, Thomas Macartney, Axel Knebel, Ronald T Hay, Helen Walden, Greg M Findlay
X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) is a heterogeneous syndrome affecting mainly males. Human genetics has identified >100 XLID genes, although the molecular and developmental mechanisms underpinning this disorder remain unclear. Here, we employ an embryonic stem cell model to explore developmental functions of a recently identified XLID gene, the RNF12/RLIM E3 ubiquitin ligase. We show that RNF12 catalytic activity is required for proper stem cell maintenance and neural differentiation, and this is disrupted by patient-associated XLID mutation...
May 8, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742390/20th-anniversary-of-isolation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-a-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor
Following Jamie Thomson's lecture on primate embryonic stem cells (ESCs) at a meeting I had organized in March 1997, in Israel, to celebrate receipt of the Wolf Prize in Agriculture to my colleague and friend Neal First, frozen human embryos donated for research in Israel were shipped to Wisconsin. The five hESC lines (H1, H7, H9, H13, and H14) were established by early 1998 and transferred to my laboratory just before publication of their existence in Science, on November 6, 1998. The distribution of the cells from my institute to several laboratories, as early as 1999, enhanced the development of hESC research worldwide...
May 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
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