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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806594/signaling-networks-in-the-control-of-pluripotency
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Hanzhi Zhao, Ying Jin
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are characterized by their ability of unlimited self-renewal in vitro and pluripotent developmental potential, which endows them with great values in basic research and future clinical application. However, realization of full potential of ESCs is dependent on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms governing ESCs, among which signaling pathways play critical roles. A great deal of efforts has been made in the past decades to understand what and how signaling pathways contribute to the establishment and maintenance of pluripotency...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806172/mobilization-of-line-1-retrotransposons-is-restricted-by-tex19-1-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Marie MacLennan, Marta García-Cañadas, Judith Reichmann, Elena Khazina, Gabriele Wagner, Christopher J Playfoot, Carmen Salvador-Palomeque, Abigail R Mann, Paula Peressini, Laura Sanchez, Karen Dobie, David Read, Chao-Chun Hung, Ragnhild Eskeland, Richard R Meehan, Oliver Weichenrieder, Jose Luis García-Pérez, Ian R Adams
Mobilization of retrotransposons to new genomic locations is a significant driver of mammalian genome evolution, but these mutagenic events can also cause genetic disorders. In humans, retrotransposon mobilization is mediated primarily by proteins encoded by LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons, which mobilize in pluripotent cells early in development. Here we show that TEX19.1, which is induced by developmentally programmed DNA hypomethylation, can directly interact with the L1-encoded protein L1-ORF1p, stimulate its polyubiquitylation and degradation, and restrict L1 mobilization...
August 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803914/targeted-disruption-of-tcf12-reveals-heb-as-essential-in-human-mesodermal-specification-and-hematopoiesis
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Yang Li, Patrick M Brauer, Jastaranpreet Singh, Sintia Xhiku, Kogulan Yoganathan, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Michele K Anderson
Hematopoietic stem cells arise from mesoderm-derived hemogenic endothelium (HE) during embryogenesis in a process termed endothelial-hematopoietic transition (EHT). To better understand the gene networks that control this process, we investigated the role of the transcription factor HEB (TCF12) by disrupting the TCF12 gene locus in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and inducing them to differentiate toward hematopoietic outcomes. HEB-deficient hESCs retained key features of pluripotency, including expression of SOX2 and SSEA-4 and teratoma formation, while NANOG expression was reduced...
August 2, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800962/contacting-co-culture-of-human-retinal-microvascular-endothelial-cells-alters-barrier-function-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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H Skottman, J Muranen, H Lähdekorpi, E Pajula, K Mäkelä, L Koivusalo, A Koistinen, H Uusitalo, K Kaarniranta, K Juuti-Uusitalo
Here we evaluated the effects of human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (hREC) on mature human embryonic stem cell (hESC) derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. The hESC-RPE cells (Regea08/017, Regea08/023 or Regea11/013) and hREC (ACBRI 181) were co-cultured on opposite sides of transparent membranes for up to six weeks. Thereafter barrier function, small molecule permeability, localization of RPE and endothelial cell marker proteins, cellular fine structure, and growth factor secretion of were evaluated...
August 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796841/single-cell-qpcr-reveals-that-additional-hand2-and-microrna-1-facilitate-the-early-reprogramming-progress-of-seven-factor-induced-human-myocytes
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Emre Bektik, Adrienne Dennis, Prateek Prasanna, Anant Madabhushi, Ji-Dong Fu
The direct reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte (CM)-like cells (iCMs) holds great promise in restoring heart function. We previously found that human fibroblasts could be reprogrammed toward CM-like cells by 7 reprogramming factors; however, iCM reprogramming in human fibroblasts is both more difficult and more time-intensive than that in mouse cells. In this study, we investigated if additional reprogramming factors could quantitatively and/or qualitatively improve 7-factor-mediated human iCM reprogramming by single-cell quantitative PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795648/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-self-arrange-with-areas-of-different-subtypes-during-differentiation
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Maj Linea Vestergaard, Søren J Grubb, Karen Koefod Rasmussen, Zoe Anderson-Jenkins, Kristina Grunnet-Lauridsen, Kristine Calloe, Christian Clausen, Søren T Christensen, Kjeld Møllgård, Claus Yding Andersen
The derivation of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs) from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) represents a unique way of studying human cardiogenesis, including the development of CM subtypes. In this study, we investigated the development and organization of CMs derived from hESCs (hESC-CMs) and examined how the expression of CM subtypes correspond to human in vivo cardiogenesis. Beating clusters were used to determine cardiac differentiation, which was evaluated by the expression of cardiac genes GATA4 and TNNT2 and subcellular localization of GATA4 and NKX2...
August 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794185/id-genes-are-essential-for-early-heart-formation
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Thomas J Cunningham, Michael S Yu, Wesley L McKeithan, Sean Spiering, Florent Carrette, Chun-Teng Huang, Paul J Bushway, Matthew Tierney, Sonia Albini, Mauro Giacca, Miguel Mano, Pier Lorenzo Puri, Alessandra Sacco, Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, Jean-Francois Riou, Muriel Umbhauer, Gregg Duester, Mark Mercola, Alexandre R Colas
Deciphering the fundamental mechanisms controlling cardiac specification is critical for our understanding of how heart formation is initiated during embryonic development and for applying stem cell biology to regenerative medicine and disease modeling. Using systematic and unbiased functional screening approaches, we discovered that the Id family of helix-loop-helix proteins is both necessary and sufficient to direct cardiac mesoderm formation in frog embryos and human embryonic stem cells. Mechanistically, Id proteins specify cardiac cell fate by repressing two inhibitors of cardiogenic mesoderm formation-Tcf3 and Foxa2-and activating inducers Evx1, Grrp1, and Mesp1...
August 9, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793267/epigenomic-landscapes-of-hesc-derived-neural-rosettes-modeling-neural-tube-formation-and-diseases
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Cristina Valensisi, Colin Andrus, Sam Buckberry, Naresh Doni Jayavelu, Riikka J Lund, Ryan Lister, R David Hawkins
We currently lack a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms underlying neural tube formation and their contributions to neural tube defects (NTDs). Developing a model to study such a complex morphogenetic process, especially one that models human-specific aspects, is critical. Three-dimensional, human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived neural rosettes (NRs) provide a powerful resource for in vitro modeling of human neural tube formation. Epigenomic maps reveal enhancer elements unique to NRs relative to 2D systems...
August 8, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782906/differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-neuronal-by-resveratrol
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Ya-Wei Geng, Zhen Zhang, Ming-Yue Liu, Wei-Ping Hu
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have been proposed as a promising source of stem cells in nerve regeneration due to their close embryonic origin and ease of harvest. Resveratrol (RSV) is a natural polyphenolic and possesses many biological functions such as anti-inflammatory activity and protection against atherosclerosis and neuroprotective activities. There is increasing evidence showing that RSV plays a pivotal role in neuron protection and neuronal differentiation. In this study, we isolated DPSCs from impacted third molars and investigated whether RSV induces neuronal differentiation of DPSCs...
August 7, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781951/ifitm1-suppresses-expression-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Yudong Fu, Zhongcheng Zhou, Hua Wang, Peng Gong, Renpeng Guo, Jinmiao Wang, Xinyi Lu, Feng Qi, Lin Liu
Interferon-induced transmembrane protein 1 (IFITM1), a member of the IFITM protein family, is a component of a multimeric complex involved in the transduction of antiproliferation and cell adhesion signals. IFITM1 is thought to play a role in antiproliferation and immune surveillance, and has been shown to restrict infection by numerous viruses. It is highly expressed in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) but its role in hESCs remains to be elucidated. In this study, knockout of IFITM1 mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 in hESCs did not affect self-renewal, pluripotency, telomerase activity or telomeres...
August 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780625/markers-associated-with-neuron-specific-ube3a-imprinting-during-neuronal-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Masamitsu Eitoku, Hidemasa Kato, Narufumi Suganuma, Hidenori Kiyosawa
Understanding gene expression in the brain requires allele-specific transcriptome analysis because of the presence of neuron-specific imprinted genes, which are expressed in a neuron-specific and parent-of-origin-specific manner. Ube3a is a neuron-specific imprinted gene with an expression pattern that changes from biallelic to maternal only (Ube3a imprinting) during differentiation. Because Ube3a imprinting occurs only in neurons, it has the potential to be a marker to assess the quality of neurons produced by in vitro neuronal differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
August 5, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776984/adoption-of-the-q-transcriptional-system-for-regulating-gene-expression-in-stem-cells
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Michael Fitzgerald, Chelsea Gibbs, Adrian A Shimpi, Tara L Deans
The field of mammalian synthetic biology seeks to engineer enabling technologies to create novel approaches for programming cells to probe, perturb, and regulate gene expression with unprecedented precision. To accomplish this, new genetic parts continue to be identified that can be used to build novel genetic circuits to re-engineer cells to perform specific functions. Here, we establish a new transcription-based genetic circuit that combines genes from the quinic acid sensing metabolism of Neorospora crassa and the bacterial Lac repressor system to create a new orthogonal genetic tool to be used in mammalian cells...
August 14, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765636/high-resolution-patterned-cellular-constructs-by-droplet-based-3d-printing
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Alexander D Graham, Sam N Olof, Madeline J Burke, James P K Armstrong, Ellina A Mikhailova, James G Nicholson, Stuart J Box, Francis G Szele, Adam W Perriman, Hagan Bayley
Bioprinting is an emerging technique for the fabrication of living tissues that allows cells to be arranged in predetermined three-dimensional (3D) architectures. However, to date, there are limited examples of bioprinted constructs containing multiple cell types patterned at high-resolution. Here we present a low-cost process that employs 3D printing of aqueous droplets containing mammalian cells to produce robust, patterned constructs in oil, which were reproducibly transferred to culture medium. Human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells and ovine mesenchymal stem cells (oMSCs) were printed at tissue-relevant densities (10(7) cells mL(-1)) and a high droplet resolution of 1 nL...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765174/role-of-telomeric-repeat-containing-rna-in-telomeric-chromatin-remodeling-during-the-early-expansion-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Sicong Zeng, Lvjun Liu, Yi Sun, Guangxiu Lu, Ge Lin
This study aimed to explore the role of telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) in telomeric chromatin remodeling during the early expansion of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). During the derivation of hESCs, histone demethylation in the telomeric region facilitates telomerase-mediated telomere elongation. An adequate telomere repeat is essential for hESCs to acquire and/or maintain the unlimited symmetric division, which suggests that there is a link between pluripotency and telomere maintenance. The present study found that the gradual decrease in TERRA levels and related TERRA foci were correlated with telomeric length elongation in the early expansion of hESCs...
August 1, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763754/effects-of-prostaglandin-e2-on-clonogenicity-proliferation-and-expression-of-pluripotent-markers-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Avirut Truntipakorn, Anupong Makeudom, Thanapat Sastraruji, Prasit Pavasant, Kassara Pattamapun, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Based on our earlier work on the response of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells to mechanical stress by induction of cyclooxygenase expression and production of prostaglandin PGE2 that could regulate mineralization of PDL cells, it was hypothesized that PGE2 had potential effects on PDL stemness. In this study, we aimed to investigate clonogenicity, proliferation and expression of certain pluripotent markers, considered to be characteristics of PDL stemness, in response to treatment with exogenously-added PGE2...
July 25, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763631/an-ultra-effective-method-of-generating-extramultipotent-cells-from-human-fibroblasts-by-ultrasound
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Yong Seung Lee, Hyejung Heo, Jonghwan Lee, Sung Ung Moon, Woon Yong Jung, Yong Keun Park, Min Geun Park, Seung-Hun Oh, Soonhag Kim
Multipotent cells have similar basic features of all stem cells but limitation in ability of self-renewal and differentiation compared with pluripotent cells. Here, we have developed an ultra effective, gene- and chemical-free method of generating extra multipotent (xpotent) cells which have differentiation potential more than limited cell types, by the mechanism of ultrasound-directed permeation of environmental transition-guided cellular reprogramming (Entr). Ultrasound stimulus generated a massive number of Entr-mediated xpotent (x/Entr) spheroids from human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) 6 days after treatment...
July 25, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763191/nanoporous-immunoprotective-device-for-stem-cell-derived-%C3%AE-cell-replacement-therapy
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Ryan Chang, Gaetano Faleo, Holger A Russ, Audrey V Parent, Susanna K Elledge, Daniel A Bernards, Jessica L Allen, Karina Villanueva, Matthias Hebrok, Qizhi Tang, Tejal A Desai
Encapsulation of human embryonic stem-cell-differentiated beta cell clusters (hES-βC) holds great promise for cell replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetics without the need for chronic systemic immune suppression. Here, we demonstrate a nanoporous immunoprotective polymer thin film cell encapsulation device that can exclude immune molecules while allowing exchange of oxygen and nutrients necessary for in vitro and in vivo stem cell viability and function. Biocompatibility studies show the device promotes neovascular formation with limited foreign body response in vivo...
August 7, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762648/directed-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-neural-crest-stem-cells-functional-peripheral-neurons-and-corneal-keratocytes
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Qian Zhu, Mingming Li, Chuan Yan, Qiqi Lu, Shunhui Wei, Rong Gao, Mengfei Yu, Yu Zou, Gopu Sriram, Huei Jinn Tong, Walter Hunziker, Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, Zhiyuan Gong, Bjorn R Olsen, Tong Cao
Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) are a transient and multipotent cell population giving rise to various cell types with clinical importance. Isolation of human NCSCs is extremely challenging that limits our knowledge about neural crest development and application. Here, we present a defined protocol to efficiently direct human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to NCSCs and multiple neural crest lineages. A unique combination of small molecule inhibitors and growth factors was employed to generate NCSCs from hESCs through a neuroectoderm stage...
August 1, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760810/morphogen-and-community-effects-determine-cell-fates-in-response-to-bmp4-signaling-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Anastasiia Nemashkalo, Albert Ruzo, Idse Heemskerk, Aryeh Warmflash
Paracrine signals maintain developmental states and create cell-fate patterns in vivo, and influence differentiation outcomes in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in vitro. Systematic investigation of morphogen signaling is hampered by the difficulty of disentangling endogenous signaling from experimentally applied ligands. Here, we grow hESCs in micropatterned colonies of 1-8 cells ("μColonies") to quantitatively investigate paracrine signaling and the response to external stimuli. We examine BMP4-mediated differentiation in μColonies and standard culture conditions and find that in μColonies, above a threshold concentration, BMP4 gives rise to only a single cell fate, contrary to its role as a morphogen in other developmental systems...
July 31, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757166/p53-mediates-failure-of-human-definitive-hematopoiesis-in-dyskeratosis-congenita
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Wilson Chun Fok, Evandro Luis de Oliveira Niero, Carissa Dege, Kirsten Ann Brenner, Christopher Michael Sturgeon, Luis Francisco Zirnberger Batista
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a bone marrow failure syndrome associated with telomere dysfunction. The progression and molecular determinants of hematopoietic failure in DC remain poorly understood. Here, we use the directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells harboring clinically relevant mutations in telomerase to understand the consequences of DC-associated mutations on the primitive and definitive hematopoietic programs. Interestingly, telomere shortening does not broadly impair hematopoiesis, as primitive hematopoiesis is not impaired in DC cells...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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