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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324485/maintenance-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor
#1
Raymond C B Wong, Martin F Pera, Alice Pébay
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have historically been cultivated on feeder layers of primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) in a medium supplemented with fetal calf serum (FCS). However, serum contains a wide variety of biologically active compounds that might adversely affect hESC growth and differentiation. Thus, cultivation of stem cells in FCS complicates experimental approaches to define the intracellular mechanisms required for hESC maintenance. This chapter describes the serum-free maintenance of hESCs in culture by addition of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)...
March 22, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323919/steroids-regulate-cxcl4-in-the-human-endometrium-during-menstruation-to-enable-efficient-endometrial-repair
#2
J A Maybin, U Thiruchelvam, M Madhra, Ptk Saunders, Hod Critchley
Context: Repair of the endometrial surface at menstruation must be efficient to minimize blood loss and optimize reproductive function. The mechanism and regulation of endometrial repair remain undefined. Objective: To determine the presence/regulation of CXCL4 in the human endometrium, as a putative repair factor at menses. Patients/Setting: Endometrium was collected throughout the menstrual cycle from healthy women attending the gynecology department...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303153/de-novo-human-cardiac-myocytes-for-medical-research-promises-and-challenges
#3
REVIEW
Veronique Hamel, Kang Cheng, Shudan Liao, Aizhu Lu, Yong Zheng, Yawen Chen, Yucai Xie, Wenbin Liang
The advent of cellular reprogramming technology has revolutionized biomedical research. De novo human cardiac myocytes can now be obtained from direct reprogramming of somatic cells (such as fibroblasts), from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs, which are reprogrammed from somatic cells), and from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). Such de novo human cardiac myocytes hold great promise for in vitro disease modeling and drug screening and in vivo cell therapy of heart disease. Here, we review the technique advancements for generating de novo human cardiac myocytes...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287080/three-dimensional-tissues-using-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-spheroids-as-biofabrication-building-blocks
#4
Haishuang Lin, Qiang Li, Yuguo Lei
A recently emerged approach for tissue engineering is to biofabricate tissues using cellular spheroids as building blocks. Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), including human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), can be cultured to generate large numbers of cells and presumably be differentiated into all the cell types of human body in vitro, thus are ideal cell source for biofabrication. We previously developed a hydrogel-based cell culture system that can economically produce large numbers of hPSC spheroids...
March 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285568/cigarette-smoking-affects-uterine-receptivity-markers
#5
Gulcin Sahin Ersoy, Yuping Zhou, Hamdi İnan, Cuneyt E Taner, Emine Cosar, Hugh S Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Smoking negatively affects fertility and the rate of other endometrial diseases. To determine the effect of smoking on endometrial physiology, we evaluated 2 endometrial regulatory cytokines and receptivity markers, C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), both in vitro and in vivo. STUDY DESIGN: The human endometrial stromal cell line (HESC) and primary human endometrial stromal cells were treated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE) or with vehicle control...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285324/novel-therapeutics-for-stargardt-disease
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REVIEW
Louise J Lu, Ji Liu, Ron A Adelman
DESCRIPTION OF SITUATION: Stargardt disease, an inherited macular dystrophy caused by mutations in the ABCA4 gene encoding a retinal transporter protein, is the most prevalent form of macular degeneration in children. Patients with Stargardt disease develop severe vision loss within their first or second decades of life, which progresses to irreversible decreased visual acuity in almost all cases. Presently, there are no standard treatments for Stargardt disease. However, encouraging progress has been made in the development of innovative approaches to preventing vision loss in Stargardt patients...
March 11, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281680/human-endometrial-stromal-cells-are-highly-permissive-to-productive-infection-by-zika-virus
#7
Isabel Pagani, Silvia Ghezzi, Adele Ulisse, Alicia Rubio, Filippo Turrini, Elisabetta Garavaglia, Massimo Candiani, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Ippolito, Guido Poli, Vania Broccoli, Paola Panina-Bordignon, Elisa Vicenzi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a recently re-emerged flavivirus transmitted to humans by mosquito bites but also from mother to fetus and by sexual intercourse. We here show that primary human endometrial stromal cells (HESC) are highly permissive to ZIKV infection and support its in vitro replication. ZIKV envelope expression was detected in the endoplasmic reticulum whereas double-stranded viral RNA colocalized with vimentin filaments to the perinuclear region. ZIKV productive infection also occurred in the human T-HESC cell line together with the induction of interferon-β (IFN-β) and of IFN-stimulated genes...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279351/single-cell-profiling-of-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-of-human-interneuron-development-reveals-temporal-dynamics-of-cell-type-production-and-maturation
#8
Jennie L Close, Zizhen Yao, Boaz P Levi, Jeremy A Miller, Trygve E Bakken, Vilas Menon, Jonathan T Ting, Abigail Wall, Anne-Rachel Krostag, Elliot R Thomsen, Angel M Nelson, John K Mich, Rebecca D Hodge, Soraya I Shehata, Ian A Glass, Susan Bort, Nadiya V Shapovalova, N Kiet Ngo, Joshua S Grimley, John W Phillips, Carol L Thompson, Sharad Ramanathan, Ed Lein
GABAergic interneurons are essential for neural circuit function, and their loss or dysfunction is implicated in human neuropsychiatric disease. In vitro methods for interneuron generation hold promise for studying human cellular and functional properties and, ultimately, for therapeutic cell replacement. Here we describe a protocol for generating cortical interneurons from hESCs and analyze the properties and maturation time course of cell types using single-cell RNA-seq. We find that the cell types produced mimic in vivo temporal patterns of neuron and glial production, with immature progenitors and neurons observed early and mature cortical neurons and glial cell types produced late...
March 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279214/cardiotoxicity-evaluation-using-human-embryonic-stem-cells-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#9
Qi Zhao, Xijie Wang, Shuyan Wang, Zheng Song, Jiaxian Wang, Jing Ma
BACKGROUND: Cardiotoxicity remains an important concern in drug discovery. Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) have become an attractive platform to evaluate cardiotoxicity. However, the consistency between human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) in prediction of cardiotoxicity has yet to be elucidated. METHODS: Here we screened the toxicities of four representative drugs (E-4031, isoprenaline, quinidine, and haloperidol) using both hESC-CMs and hiPSC-CMs, combined with an impedance-based bioanalytical method...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273465/a-knockin-reporter-allows-purification-and-characterization-of-mda-neurons-from-heterogeneous-populations
#10
Ninuo Xia, Fang Fang, Pengbo Zhang, Jun Cui, Chhavy Tep-Cullison, Tim Hamerley, Hyun Joo Lee, Theo Palmer, Brian Bothner, Jin Hyung Lee, Renee Reijo Pera
Generation of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons from human pluripotent stem cells provides a platform for inquiry into basic and translational studies of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, heterogeneity in differentiation in vitro makes it difficult to identify mDA neurons in culture or in vivo following transplantation. Here, we report the generation of a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line with a tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-RFP (red fluorescent protein) reporter. We validated that RFP faithfully mimicked TH expression during differentiation...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270572/creb-signaling-is-involved-in-rett-syndrome-pathogenesis
#11
Qian Bu, Anxin Wang, Hamdi Hamzah, Alex Waldman, Keer Jiang, Qiping Dong, Ronghui Li, Jason Kim, Daniel Turner, Qiang Chang
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the MECP2 gene. To facilitate the study of cellular mechanisms in human cells, we established several human stem cell lines: human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line carrying the common T158M mutation (MECP2(T158M/T158M) ), hESC line expressing no MECP2 (MECP2-KO), congenic pair of wild type and mutant RTT patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line carrying the V247fs mutation (V247fs-WT and V247fs-MT), and iPSC line in which the V247fs mutation was corrected by CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing (V247fs-MT-correction)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270302/cancer-stem-cell-surface-markers-on-normal-stem-cells
#12
Won-Tae Kim, Chun Jeih Ryu
The cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis has captured the attention of many scientists because the elimination of CSCs is considered possible to eradicate the whole cancer. CSC surface markers provide molecular targeted therapies for the origins of cancer by using therapeutic antibodies. Various CSC surface markers have been identified and published. Interestingly, most of the markers used to identify CSCs are derived from the surface markers present on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) or adult stem cells. In this review, we classify currently known 40 CSC surface markers into 3 different categories in terms of their expression in hESCs, adult stem cells, and normal tissue cells...
March 8, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266864/recent-advances-in-therapeutic-applications-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#13
Farzaneh Rami, Shamsi Naderi Beni, Mahboobeh Mojaver Kahnamooi, Ilnaz Rahimmanesh, Ahmad Reza Salehi, Rasoul Salehi
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are generated by reprogramming of differentiated somatic cells. These cells are identical to human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in gene expression pattern and the ability to differentiate. iPS cells can be used in in vitro modeling of diseases, testing drugs, assessing gene therapy methods, and cell therapy. Yet, the most important and promising application of iPS cells is in regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a novel area in medicine aiming at the treatment of impaired or lost tissues by replacing them with functional and healthy ones...
March 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266624/effect-of-ionizing-radiation-on-the-proliferation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#14
Irina V Panyutin, Sonia A Holar, Ronald D Neumann, Igor G Panyutin
We studied the effect of ionizing radiation (IR) on continuous growth of seven hESC lines. Cells were exposed to 0, 0.2, or 1 Gy of X-rays, and the growth rates of cell populations were assessed by measuring areas of the same individual colonies versus time. The population doubling times (DT) of sham-irradiated cells varied from 18.9 to 28.7 hours for different cell lines. All cell lines showed similar reaction to IR, i.e. cell populations dropped within 24-48 hours post IR; after that they recovered and grew with the same rate as the sham-irradiated cells...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259963/comparison-of-the-early-response-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-and-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
#15
Wiktoria Maria Suchorska, Ewelina Augustyniak, Magdalena Łukjanow
Despite the well-demonstrated efficacy of stem cell (SC) therapy, this approach has a number of key drawbacks. One important concern is the response of pluripotent SCs to treatment with ionizing radiation (IR), given that SCs used in regenerative medicine will eventually be exposed to IR for diagnostic or treatment‑associated purposes. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine and compare early IR‑induced responses of pluripotent SCs to assess their radioresistance and radiosensitivity. In the present study, 3 cell lines; human embryonic SCs (hESCs), human induced pluripotent SCs (hiPSCs) and primary human dermal fibroblasts (PHDFs); were exposed to IR at doses ranging from 0 to 15 gray (Gy)...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257691/cpg-methylation-a-parent-of-origin-effect-for-maternal-biased-transmission-of-congenital-myotonic-dystrophy
#16
Lise Barbé, Stella Lanni, Arturo López-Castel, Silvie Franck, Claudia Spits, Kathelijn Keymolen, Sara Seneca, Stephanie Tomé, Ioana Miron, Julie Letourneau, Minggao Liang, Sanaa Choufani, Rosanna Weksberg, Michael D Wilson, Zdenek Sedlacek, Cynthia Gagnon, Zuzana Musova, David Chitayat, Patrick Shannon, Jean Mathieu, Karen Sermon, Christopher E Pearson
CTG repeat expansions in DMPK cause myotonic dystrophy (DM1) with a continuum of severity and ages of onset. Congenital DM1 (CDM1), the most severe form, presents distinct clinical features, large expansions, and almost exclusive maternal transmission. The correlation between CDM1 and expansion size is not absolute, suggesting contributions of other factors. We determined CpG methylation flanking the CTG repeat in 79 blood samples from 20 CDM1-affected individuals; 21, 27, and 11 individuals with DM1 but not CDM1 (henceforth non-CDM1) with maternal, paternal, and unknown inheritance; and collections of maternally and paternally derived chorionic villus samples (7 CVSs) and human embryonic stem cells (4 hESCs)...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253328/reprogramming-of-the-retinoic-acid-pathway-in-decidualizing-human-endometrial-stromal-cells
#17
Rie Ozaki, Keiji Kuroda, Yuko Ikemoto, Asako Ochiai, Akemi Matsumoto, Jun Kumakiri, Mari Kitade, Atsuo Itakura, Joanne Muter, Jan J Brosens, Satoru Takeda
Upon breaching of the endometrial surface epithelium, the implanting embryo embeds in the decidualizing stroma. Retinoic acid (RA), a metabolite of vitamin A, is an important morphogen during embryonic and fetal development, although the role of the RA pathway in the surrounding decidual cells is not understood. Here we show that decidual transformation of human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) results in profound reprogramming of the RA signaling and metabolism pathways. Differentiating HESCs downregulate the intracellular carrier proteins CRABP2 and FABP5, responsible for transfer and binding of RA to the nuclear receptors RAR and PPARβ/δ, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248004/highly-efficient-differentiation-of-endothelial-cells-from-pluripotent-stem-cells-requires-the-mapk-and-the-pi3k-pathways
#18
Aja Harding, Elizabeth Cortez-Toledo, Nataly L Magner, Julie R Beegle, Dane P Coleal-Bergum, Dake Hao, Aijun Wang, Jan A Nolta, Ping Zhou
Pluripotent stem cells are a promising source of endothelial cells (ECs) for the treatment of vascular diseases. We have developed a robust protocol to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into ECs with high purities (94%-97% CD31(+) and 78%-83% VE-cadherin(+) ) in 8 days without cell sorting. Passaging of these cells yielded a nearly pure population of ECs (99% of CD31(+) and 96.8% VE-cadherin(+) ). These ECs also expressed other endothelial markers vWF, Tie2, NOS3, and exhibited functions of ECs such as uptake of Dil-acetylated low-density lipoprotein and formation of tubes in vitro or vessels in vivo on matrigel...
March 1, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245871/conserved-expression-of-transposon-derived-non-coding-transcripts-in-primate-stem-cells
#19
LeeAnn Ramsay, Maria C Marchetto, Maxime Caron, Shu-Huang Chen, Stephan Busche, Tony Kwan, Tomi Pastinen, Fred H Gage, Guillaume Bourque
BACKGROUND: A significant portion of expressed non-coding RNAs in human cells is derived from transposable elements (TEs). Moreover, it has been shown that various long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which come from the human endogenous retrovirus subfamily H (HERVH), are not only expressed but required for pluripotency in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). RESULTS: To identify additional TE-derived functional non-coding transcripts, we generated RNA-seq data from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) of four primate species (human, chimpanzee, gorilla, and rhesus) and searched for transcripts whose expression was conserved...
February 28, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244646/17%C3%AE-oestradiol-promotes-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-dopamine-neurons-via-cross-talk-between-insulin-like-growth-factors-1-and-oestrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
#20
Hong Li, Chenyue Ding, Zhi-Liang Ding, Mingfa Ling, Ting Wang, Wei Wang, Boxian Huang
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) can self-renew and differentiate into all cell lineages. E2 is known to exhibit positive effects on embryo development. Although the importance of E2 in many physiological processes has been reported, to date few researchers have investigated the effects of E2 on hESCs differentiation. We studied the effects of E2 on dopamine (DA) neuron induction of hESCs and its related signalling pathways using the three-stage protocol. In our study, 0.1 μM E2 were applied to hESCs-derived human embryoid bodies (hEBs) and effects of E2 on neural cells differentiation were investigated...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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