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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474672/leptomeninges-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-directly-converted-neurons-from-autopsy-cases-with-varying-neuropathologic-backgrounds
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Shannon E Rose, Harald Frankowski, Allison Knupp, Bonnie J Berry, Refugio Martinez, Stephanie Q Dinh, Lauren T Bruner, Sherry L Willis, Paul K Crane, Eric B Larson, Thomas Grabowski, Martin Darvas, C Dirk Keene, Jessica E Young
Patient-specific stem cell technology from skin and other biopsy sources has transformed in vitro models of neurodegenerative disease, permitting interrogation of the effects of complex human genetics on neurotoxicity. However, the neuropathologic changes that underlie cognitive and behavioral phenotypes can only be determined at autopsy. To better correlate the biology of derived neurons with age-related and neurodegenerative changes, we generated leptomeningeal cell lines from well-characterized research subjects that have undergone comprehensive postmortem neuropathologic examinations...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474073/pt-richcore-sn-richsubsurface-ptskin-nanocubes-as-highly-active-and-stable-electrocatalysts-for-the-ethanol-oxidation-reaction
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Rubén Rizo, Rosa Arán-Ais, Elliot Padgett, David Muller, María Jesús Lázaro, Jose Solla-Gullon, Juan M Feliu, Elena Pastor, Héctor D Abruña
Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFC) are one of the most promising electrochemical energy conversion devices for portable, mobile and stationary power applications. However, more efficient and stable and less expensive electrocatalysts are still required. Interestingly, the electrochemical performance of the electrocatalysts towards the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) can be remarkably enhanced by exploiting the benefits of structural and compositional sensitivity and control. Here we describe the synthesis, characterization and electrochemical behavior of cubic Pt-Sn nanoparticles...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473209/bendamustine-based-conditioning-prior-to-asct-results-of-a-french-multicenter-study-of-474-patients-from-lysa-centers
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Sylvain P Chantepie, Sylvain Garciaz, Emmanuelle Tchernonog, Frederic Peyrade, Marie-Virginie Larcher, Momar Diouf, Luc Mathieu Fornecker, Roch Houot, Thomas Gastinne, Carole Soussain, Sandra Malak, Richard Lemal, Caroline Delette, Ahmad Ibrahim, Anne-Claire Gac, E Reboursière, Jean-Pierre Vilque, Mohamed Amine Bekadja, Rene-Olivier Casasnovas, Remy Gressin, Stéphanie Guidez, Diane Coso, Charles Herbaux, Krimo Bouabdallah, Eric Durot, Gandhi Damaj
Carmustine shortage has led to an increase use of alternative conditioning regimens prior to autologous stem cell transplantation for the treatment of lymphoma, including Bendamustine-based (BeEAM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of the BeEAM regimen in a large cohort of patients. A total of 474 patients with a median age of 56 years were analyzed. The majority of patients had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (43.5%). Bendamustine was administered at a median dose of 197 mg/m2 /day (50-250) on days -7 and -6...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472859/zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-caused-plasma-metabolomic-perturbations-correlate-with-hepatic-steatosis
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Weidong Zhang, Yong Zhao, Fuli Li, Lan Li, Yanni Feng, Lingjiang Min, Dongxue Ma, Shuai Yu, Jing Liu, Hongfu Zhang, Tianhong Shi, Fuwei Li, Wei Shen
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs), known for their chemical stability and strong adsorption, are used in everyday items such as cosmetics, sunscreens, and prophylactic drugs. However, they have also been found to adversely affect organisms; previously we found that ZnO NPs disrupt pubertal ovarian development, inhibit embryonic development by upsetting γ-H2AX and NF-κB pathways, and even disturb skin stem cells. Non-targeted metabolomic analysis of biological organisms has been suggested as an unbiased tool for the investigation of perturbations in response to NPs and their underlying mechanisms...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471713/silk-fibroin-chitosan-thin-film-promotes-osteogenic-and-adipogenic-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Da-Wei Li, Jin He, Feng-Li He, Ya-Li Liu, Yang-Yang Liu, Ya-Jing Ye, Xudong Deng, Da-Chuan Yin
As a biodegradable polymer thin film, silk fibroin/chitosan composite film overcomes the defects of pure silk fibroin and chitosan films, respectively, and shows remarkable biocompatibility, appropriate hydrophilicity and mechanical properties. Silk fibroin/chitosan thin film can be used not only as metal implant coating for bone injury repair, but also as tissue engineering scaffold for skin, cornea, adipose, and other soft tissue injury repair. However, the biocompatibility of silk fibroin/chitosan thin film for mesenchymal stem cells, a kind of important seed cell of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, is rarely reported...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470523/a-late-but-fitter-revertant-cell-explains-the-high-frequency-of-revertant-mosaicism-in-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Peter C van den Akker, Anna M G Pasmooij, Hans Joenje, Robert M W Hofstra, Gerard J Te Meerman, Marcel F Jonkman
Revertant mosaicism, or "natural gene therapy", is the phenomenon in which germline mutations are corrected by somatic events. In recent years, revertant mosaicism has been identified in all major types of epidermolysis bullosa, the group of heritable blistering disorders caused by mutations in the genes encoding epidermal adhesion proteins. Moreover, revertant mosaicism appears to be present in all patients with a specific subtype of recessive epidermolysis bullosa. We therefore hypothesized that revertant mosaicism should be expected at least in all patients with recessive forms of epidermolysis bullosa...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469747/multiple-eccrine-spiradenomas-in-a-zosteriform-pattern
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Monica Rosales Santillan, Kathrene ATajnert, Michael G Swaby, Michael R Migden, Sirunya Silapunt
Eccrine spiradenoma (ES) typically presents as a solitary tender lesion. Multiple ES is a rare variant of ES and can present in a segmental, linear, blaschkoid, or zosteriform pattern. The etiology of multiple ES is unknown, but several theories have been suggested including a multipotent stem cell origin. We report the case of a 30-year-old woman with multiple painful ES in a zosteriform pattern on the mid-back and abdomen. Skin biopsy of a representative lesion demonstrated a circumscribed tumor nodule encapsulated by a fibrous capsule with diffuse dense basophilic proliferation located in the dermis...
August 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469746/allergic-contact-dermatitis-to-methylisothiazolinone-in-hair-care-products-report-of-a-case
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Rachel Gilmore, Girija Shan, Rajani Katta
Eccrine spiradenoma (ES) typically presents as a solitary tender lesion. Multiple ES is a rare variant of ES and can present in a segmental, linear, blaschkoid, or zosteriform pattern. The etiology of multiple ES is unknown, but several theories have been suggested including a multipotent stem cell origin. We report the case of a 30-year-old woman with multiple painful ES in a zosteriform pattern on the mid-back and abdomen. Skin biopsy of a representative lesion demonstrated a circumscribed tumor nodule encapsulated by a fibrous capsule with diffuse dense basophilic proliferation located in the dermis...
August 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469718/eccrine-squamous-syringometaplasia-in-an-allogenic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Kevin Nethers, Jane Messina, Lucia Seminario-Vidal
Eccrine squamous syringometaplasia (ESS) is a rare finding defined as metaplastic change of the cuboidal epithelial cells of eccrine glands into two or more layers of squamous epithelial cells. We present a patient who developed ESS after induction of CLAG chemotherapy [2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) with cytarabine (Ara-C) and (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) G-CSF] for management of the blast crisis of his chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Our patient's ESS eruption presented with a variety of morphologies, thus multiple skin biopsies were taken to determine the possible diagnosis(es)...
September 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468178/retrograde-interferon-gamma-signaling-induces-major-histocompatibility-class-i-expression-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons
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Benjamin D S Clarkson, Misha S Patel, Reghann G LaFrance-Corey, Charles L Howe
Objective: Injury-associated axon-intrinsic signals are thought to underlie pathogenesis and progression in many neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Retrograde interferon gamma (IFN γ ) signals are known to induce expression of major histocompatibility class I (MHC I) genes in murine axons, thereby increasing the susceptibility of these axons to attack by antigen-specific CD8+ T cells. We sought to determine whether the same is true in human neurons...
February 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467805/reduction-of-optic-disc-oedema-by-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-followed-by-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patient-with-poems-syndrome
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Takehito Iwase, Hirotaka Yokouchi, Sonoko Misawa, Toshiyuki Oshitari, Takayuki Baba, Satoshi Kuwabara, Shuichi Yamamoto
The authors present findings in a 39-year-old man with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome with bilateral optic disc oedema. He was successfully treated with bortezomib and dexamethasone followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. The peripapillary retinal thickness was reduced in the optical coherence tomographic (OCT) images along with a decrease of the serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels. The authors recommend OCT to monitor the changes in the signs of POEMS syndrome after treatments...
February 2018: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459852/%C3%AE-hpv-infection-correlates-with-early-stages-of-carcinogenesis-in-skin-tumors-and-patient-derived-xenografts-from-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-cohort
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Cinzia Borgogna, Carlotta Olivero, Simone Lanfredini, Federica Calati, Marco De Andrea, Elisa Zavattaro, Paola Savoia, Elena Trisolini, Renzo Boldorini, Girish K Patel, Marisa Gariglio
Many malignancies that occur in high excess in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) are due to viruses that thrive in the setting of immunosuppression. Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC), the most frequently occurring cancer type in KTR, has been associated with skin infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) from the beta genus. In this report, we extend our previous investigation aimed at identifying the presence of active β-HPV infection in skin tumors from KTRs through detection of viral protein expression. Using a combination of antibodies raised against the E4 and L1 proteins of the β-genotypes, we were able to visualize infection in five tumors [one keratoacanthoma (KA), three actinic keratoses (AKs), and one seborrheic keratoses (SKs)] that were all removed from two patients who had been both transplanted twice, had developed multiple KCs, and presented with a long history of immunosuppression (>30 years)...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457847/preconditioning-with-low-level-laser-irradiation-enhances-the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-photoaged-skin
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Xuan Liao, Sheng-Hong Li, Guang-Hui Xie, Shan Xie, Li-Ling Xiao, Jian-Xing Song, Hong-Wei Liu
The present study was conducted to explore the therapeutic potential of human adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) irradiated with a low level laser (LLL). Cultured ADSCs were treated with 650-nm GaAlAs laser irradiation at 2, 4, and 8 J/cm2 . Cell proliferation was quantified by MTT assays, cytokine secretion was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and adipogenic differentiation was examined by oil red O staining. Additionally, the expression profiles of putative ADSC surface markers were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR...
February 19, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457376/delivery-of-allogeneic-adipose-stem-cells-in-polyethylene-glycol-fibrin-hydrogels-as-an-adjunct-to-meshed-autografts-after-sharp-debridement-of-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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David M Burmeister, Randolph Stone, Nicole Wrice, Alfred Laborde, Sandra C Becerra, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Robert J Christy
Harvesting of autografts results in donor site morbidities and is limited in scenarios such as large total body surface area burns. In these instances, coverage is increased by meshing grafts at the expense of delayed biologic closure. Moreover, graft meshing increases the likelihood of contraction and hypertrophic scarring, limits range of motion, and worsens cosmesis. Many tissue engineering technologies have touted the promise of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for burn wounds. The primary objective of the current study was to determine feasibility and efficacy of in situ ASC delivery via PEGylated fibrin (FPEG) hydrogels as adjuncts to meshed split thickness skin grafts in a porcine model...
February 18, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455234/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-update-on-therapy-especially-novel-agents
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Shunan Wang, Xingtong Wang, Mingsuo Liu, Ou Bai
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare and aggressive hematopoietic malignancy mainly affecting elderly patients. Most patients present with asymptomatic skin lesions as the first symptom and has a high frequency of bone marrow involvement. BPDCN is typically characterized by CD4+ and CD 56+ co-expression without common lymphoid or myeloid lineage markers. There is no consensus on the optimal therapeutic strategy for BPDCN. It is highly responsive to chemotherapy but the median event-free survival is very short...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453974/genetically-modified-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-tgf-%C3%AE-3-improve-wound-healing-and-reduce-scar-tissue-formation-in-a-rabbit-model
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Mingyong Li, Lin Qiu, Wei Hu, Xiang Deng, Hanfeng Xu, Youhan Cao, Zijian Xiao, Liangyu Peng, Shawn Johnson, Lyundup Alexey, Paul A Kingston, Qing Li, Yuanyuan Zhang
Extensive scar tissue formation often occurs after severe burn injury, trauma, or as one of complications after surgical intervention. Despite significant therapeutic advances, it is still a significant challenge to manage massive scar tissue formation while also promoting normal wound healing. The goal of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) that were genetically modified to overexpress transforming growth factor-beta 3 (TGF-β 3 ), an inhibitor of myofibroblast proliferation and collagen type I deposition, on full-thickness cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451559/linking-chromatin-dynamics-cell-fate-plasticity-and-tissue-homeostasis-in-adult-mouse-hair-follicle-stem-cells
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Jayhun Lee, Tudorita Tumbar
Cellular plasticity for fate acquisition is associated with distinct chromatin states, which include histone modifications, dynamic association of chromatin factors with the DNA, and global chromatin compaction and nuclear organization. While embryonic stem cell (ESC) plasticity in vitro and its link with chromatin states have been characterized in depth, little is known about tissue stem cell plasticity in vivo , during adult tissue homeostasis. Recently, we reported a distinct globally low level of histone H3 K4/9/27me3 in mouse hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) during quiescence...
July 2017: Mol Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444177/kidney-differentiated-cells-derived-from-lowe-syndrome-patient-s-ipscs-show-ciliogenesis-defects-and-six2-retention-at-the-golgi-complex
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Wen-Chieh Hsieh, Swetha Ramadesikan, Donna Fekete, Ruben Claudio Aguilar
Lowe syndrome is an X-linked condition characterized by congenital cataracts, neurological abnormalities and kidney malfunction. This lethal disease is caused by mutations in the OCRL1 gene, which encodes for the phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphatase Ocrl1. While in the past decade we witnessed substantial progress in the identification and characterization of LS patient cellular phenotypes, many of these studies have been performed in knocked-down cell lines or patient's cells from accessible cell types such as skin fibroblasts, and not from the organs affected...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441510/translating-the-combination-of-gene-therapy-and-tissue-engineering-for-treating-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa
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A Dakiw Piaceski, D Larouche, K Ghani, F Bisson, S Cortez Ghio, S Larochelle, M J Moulin, M Caruso, L Germain
The combination of gene therapy and tissue engineering is one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). RDEB is a rare genetic disease characterised by mutations in the COL7A1 gene, encoding type VII collagen (COLVII), which forms anchoring fibrils at the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin. This disease causes severe blistering and only palliative treatments are offered. In this study, the base of a strategy combining gene therapy and a tissue-engineered skin substitute (TES), which would be suitable for the permanent closure of skin wounds, was set-up...
February 14, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429517/in-vitro-identification-of-a-stem-cell-population-from-canine-hair-follicle-bulge-region
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Raquel V G de Castro, Mariana R Tavares, Fabiana F Bressan, Naira C G Pieri, Amanda Baracho Trindade Hill, Aline F Souza, Nathan da R N Cruz, Daniele S Martins, Carlos E Ambrósio, Flávio V Meirelles, Joaquim M Garcia
Skin is an extensive and easily accessible organ possessing various cell types that are constantly renewed. Previous studies have suggested the presence of a stem cell niche at the bulge region of the hair follicle, which contains cells positive for CD200 and CD34. Thus, this study sought to identify these cell populations in canine skin cells using the following methods 1- collecting samples of adult and fetal skin and isolating and culturing these cells using a method of simple enzymatic digestion and 2- testing the cell cultures for CD200 and CD34 in vitro and comparing them with skin tissue samples (in situ)...
February 2018: Tissue & Cell
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