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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212278/the-effect-of-the-human-peptide-ghk-on-gene-expression-relevant-to-nervous-system-function-and-cognitive-decline
#1
Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina
Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions...
February 15, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211211/circulating-fibrocyte-mobilization-in-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#2
Dezhi Chen, Yong Zhao, Zonghuan Li, Kangquan Shou, Xun Zheng, Pengcheng Li, Baiwen Qi, Aixi Yu
Non-healing diabetic wounds are difficult to treat. They also create heavy financial burdens for both patients and society. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been adopted to treat intractable wounds and has proved to be effective. However, the mechanisms that underlie the effects of this treatment are not entirely understood. Circulating fibrocytes are unique haematopoietic-derived stem cells that have been reported to play a pivotal role in wound healing. Here, we have investigated the effect of NPWT on fibrocyte mobilization and the role of fibrocyte mobilization in the healing of diabetic wounds during NPWT...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209525/stromal-vascular-fraction-shows-robust-wound-healing-through-high-chemotactic-and-epithelialization-property
#3
Dong-Sic Chae, Seongho Han, Mina Son, Sung-Whan Kim
BACKGROUND: Although human stromal vascular fraction (SVF) has been regarded as an attractive stem cell source, its therapeutic mechanism in wound healing has not been fully elucidated. AIMS: In this study, we investigated the molecular characteristics and therapeutic property of SVF for wound healing. METHODS: Microarray data showed that SVF cells are enriched with a higher level of wound healing or epithelium development-related genes and micro RNA...
February 13, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207189/effects-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-co-culture-on-calcium-induced-differentiation-of-normal-human-keratinocytes
#4
Shyam Kishor Sah, Hae Young Kim, Ji Hae Lee, Seong-Wook Lee, Hyung-Sik Kim, Yeon-Soo Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang, Tae-Yoon Kim
The influence of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on keratinocytes in altered microenvironments is poorly understood. Here, we co-cultured umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs with normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK) to evaluate their paracrine effect in the presence of high extracellular calcium (Ca(2+) ) concentration. High Ca(2+) environment to keratinocytes can disrupt normal skin barrier function due to abnormal/premature differentiation of keratinocytes. Surprisingly, we found that MSCs suppress both proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes under a high Ca(2+) environment in TGFβ1-dependent manner...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202074/exendin-4-in-combination-with-adipose-derived-stem-cells-promotes-angiogenesis-and-improves-diabetic-wound-healing
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Eunhui Seo, Jae Soo Lim, Jin-Bum Jun, Woohyuk Choi, In-Sun Hong, Hee-Sook Jun
BACKGROUND: Diminished wound healing is a major complication of diabetes mellitus and can lead to foot ulcers. However, there are limited therapeutic methods to treat this condition. Exendin-4 (Ex-4), a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, is known to have many beneficial effects on diabetes. In addition, mesenchymal stem cells are known to have wound healing effects. We investigated the effects of Ex-4 in combination with human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) on diabetic wound healing in a diabetic animal model...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197149/treatment-of-infantile-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-autoimmunity-by-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-lps-responsive-beige-like-anchor-deficiency
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Shahrzad Bakhtiar, Laura Gámez-Díaz, Andrea Jarisch, Jan Soerensen, Bodo Grimbacher, Bernd Belohradsky, Klaus-Michael Keller, Christoph Rietschel, Thomas Klingebiel, Sibylle Koletzko, Michael H Albert, Peter Bader
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in young children can be a clinical manifestation of various primary immunodeficiency syndromes. Poor clinical outcome is associated with poor quality of life and high morbidity from the complications of prolonged immunosuppressive treatment and malabsorption. In 2012, mutations in the lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) gene were identified as the cause of an autoimmunity and immunodeficiency syndrome. Since then, several LRBA-deficient patients have been reported with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations without reliable predictive prognostic markers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194491/-merkel-cell-carcinoma-cutaneous-manifestation-of-a-highly-malignant-pre-pro-b%C3%A2-cell-neoplasia-novel-concept-about-the-cellular-origin-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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C M Sauer, E Chteinberg, D Rennspiess, A K Kurz, A Zur Hausen
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively rare but highly malignant non-melanoma skin cancer of the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. The discovery of the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) in 2008 significantly impacted the understanding of the etiopathogenesis of MCC. MCPyV is clonally integrated into the MCC genome and approximately 80% of MCC are MCPyV-positive. Recent results of clinical trials using blockade of the PD-1 immune modulatory pathway are promising for the future treatment of MCC. Despite this major progress of the past few years, the cellular origin of MCC still remains obscure...
February 13, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193226/hair-growth-promoting-effect-of-geranium-sibiricum-extract-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells-and-c57bl-6-mice
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William A Boisvert, Miri Yu, Youngbin Choi, Gi Hee Jeong, Yi-Lin Zhang, Sunghun Cho, Changsun Choi, Sanghyun Lee, Bog-Hieu Lee
BACKGROUND: Geranium sibiricum L. has been used as a medicinal plant to treat diarrhea, bacterial infection, and cancer in Bulgaria, Peru, and Korea. However, its hair growth-promoting effect was not investigated so far. This study examined the effects of Geranium sibiricum L. extract (GSE) on hair growth, using in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS: Antioxidant, proliferation and migration assay of GSE was performed with human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs). Hair-growth promoting effect was measured in animal model...
February 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191778/generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-bona-fide-neural-stem-cells-for-ex-vivo-gene-therapy-of-metachromatic-leukodystrophy
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Vasco Meneghini, Giacomo Frati, Davide Sala, Silvia De Cicco, Marco Luciani, Chiara Cavazzin, Marianna Paulis, Wieslawa Mentzen, Francesco Morena, Serena Giannelli, Francesca Sanvito, Anna Villa, Alessandro Bulfone, Vania Broccoli, Sabata Martino, Angela Gritti
Allogeneic fetal-derived human neural stem cells (hfNSCs) that are under clinical evaluation for several neurodegenerative diseases display a favorable safety profile, but require immunosuppression upon transplantation in patients. Neural progenitors derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may be relevant for autologous ex vivo gene-therapy applications to treat genetic diseases with unmet medical need. In this scenario, obtaining iPSC-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) showing a reliable "NSC signature" is mandatory...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191777/enhanced-expansion-and-sustained-inductive-function-of-skin-derived-precursor-cells-in-computer-controlled-stirred-suspension-bioreactors
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Natacha A Agabalyan, Breanna S Borys, Holly D Sparks, Kathryn Boon, Eko W Raharjo, Sepideh Abbasi, Michael S Kallos, Jeff Biernaskie
Endogenous dermal stem cells (DSCs) reside in the adult hair follicle mesenchyme and can be isolated and grown in vitro as self-renewing colonies called skin-derived precursors (SKPs). Following transplantation into skin, SKPs can generate new dermis and reconstitute the dermal papilla and connective tissue sheath, suggesting they could have important therapeutic value for the treatment of skin disease (alopecia) or injury. Controlled cell culture processes must be developed to efficiently and safely generate sufficient stem cell numbers for clinical use...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191773/notch-expanded-murine-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-mitigate-death-from-lethal-radiation-and-convey-immune-tolerance-in-mismatched-recipients
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Filippo Milano, Fabiola Merriam, Ian Nicoud, Jianqiang Li, Ted A Gooley, Shelly Heimfeld, Suzan Imren, Colleen Delaney
The hematopoietic syndrome of acute radiation syndrome (h-ARS) is characterized by severe bone marrow aplasia, resulting in a significant risk for bleeding, infections, and death. To date, clinical management of h-ARS is limited to supportive care dictated by the level of radiation exposure, with a high incidence of mortality in those exposed to high radiation doses. The ideal therapeutic agent would be an immediately available, easily distributable single-agent therapy capable of rapid in vivo hematopoietic reconstitution until recovery of autologous hematopoiesis occurs...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188133/pd1-blockade-with-pembrolizumab-is-highly-effective-in-relapsed-or-refractory-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-failing-l-asparaginase
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Yok-Lam Kwong, Thomas S Y Chan, Daryl Tan, Seok Jin Kim, Li-Mei Poon, Benjamin Mow, Pek-Lan Khong, Florence Loong, Rex Au-Yeung, Jabed Iqbal, Colin Phipps, Eric Tse
Natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas failing L-asparaginse-regimens have no known salvage and are almost invariably fatal. Seven male NK/T-cell lymphoma patients (age: 49, 31-68, years) failing 2 (1-5) regimens (including L-asparaginase-regimens, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, HSCT, in 2 cases), were treated with the anti-programmed-death-1 (PD1) antibody pembrolizumab. All patients responded, according to various clinical, radiologic (positron emission tomography), morphologic and molecular (circulating Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, DNA) criteria...
February 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186681/skin-derived-precursors-as-a-source-of-progenitors-for-corneal-endothelial-regeneration
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Emi Inagaki, Shin Hatou, Kazunari Higa, Satoru Yoshida, Shinsuke Shibata, Hideyuki Okano, Kazuo Tsubota, Shigeto Shimmura
Corneal blindness is the fourth leading cause of blindness in the world. Current treatment is allogenic corneal transplantation, which is limited by shortage of donors and immunological rejection. Skin-derived precursors (SKPs) are postnatal stem cells, which are self-renewing, multipotent precursors that can be isolated and expanded from the dermis. Facial skin may therefore be an accessible autologous source of neural crest derived cells. SKPs were isolated from facial skin of Wnt1-Cre/Floxed EGFP mouse. After inducing differentiation with medium containing retinoic acid and GSK 3-β inhibitor, SKPs formed polygonal corneal endothelial-like cells (sTECE)...
February 6, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185006/hair-follicle-stem-cell-proliferation-akt-and-wnt-signaling-activation-in-tpa-induced-hair-regeneration
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Weiming Qiu, Mingxing Lei, Ling Zhou, Xiufeng Bai, Xiangdong Lai, Yu Yu, Tian Yang, Xiaohua Lian
Regeneration of hair follicles relies on activation of hair follicle stem cells during telogen to anagen transition process in hair cycle. This process is rigorously controlled by intrinsic and environmental factors. 12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA), a tumor promoter, accelerates reentry of hair follicles into anagen phase. However, it is unclear that how TPA promotes the hair regeneration. In the present study, we topically applied TPA onto the dorsal skin of 2-month-old C57BL/6 female mice to examine the activity of hair follicle stem cells and alteration of signaling pathways during hair regeneration...
February 9, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176337/how-fish-color-their-skin-a-paradigm-for-development-and-evolution-of-adult-patterns-multipotency-plasticity-and-cell-competition-regulate-proliferation-and-spreading-of-pigment-cells-in-zebrafish-coloration
#15
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Ajeet Pratap Singh
Pigment cells in zebrafish - melanophores, iridophores, and xanthophores - originate from neural crest-derived stem cells associated with the dorsal root ganglia of the peripheral nervous system. Clonal analysis indicates that these progenitors remain multipotent and plastic beyond embryogenesis well into metamorphosis, when the adult color pattern develops. Pigment cells share a lineage with neuronal cells of the peripheral nervous system; progenitors propagate along the spinal nerves. The proliferation of pigment cells is regulated by competitive interactions among cells of the same type...
February 3, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170287/intermediate-reprogramming-of-mouse-skin-fibroblasts-into-stem-like-cells-by-bone-morphogenetic-protein-4
#16
Seung-Eun Lee, Sang-Jun Uhm, Yeo-Jin Son, Yun-Gwi Park, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Specific transcription factors are sufficient to reprogram fully induced pluripotent stem cells or other types of cells. These findings raise the question of whether chemical molecules or proteins can replace transcription factors to alter the defined cell fate. In this study, we treated mouse skin fibroblasts (MSFs) with bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) and examined intermediate reprogramming of MSFs into stem-like cells. Putative epidermal stem cells isolated from the ventral skin epidermis of an adult mouse were used to confirm the reprogramming activity of BMP4, which increased the proliferation of these cells...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170187/a-selective-cell-population-from-dermis-strengthens-bone-regeneration
#17
Tingliang Wang, Jinguang He, Yang Zhang, Wenjun Shi, Jiasheng Dong, Ming Pei, Lian Zhu
Finding appropriate seed cells for bone tissue engineering remains a significant challenge. Considering that skin is the largest organ, we hypothesized that human bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IB (BmprIB)+ dermal cells could have enhanced osteogenic capacity in the healing of critical-sized calvarial defects in an immunodeficient mouse model. In this study, immunohistochemical staining revealed that BmprIB was expressed throughout reticular dermal cells; the positive expression rate of BmprIB was 3...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170178/protein-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ameliorate-cognitive-dysfunction-and-reduce-a%C3%AE-deposition-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Moon-Yong Cha, Yoo-Wook Kwon, Hyo-Suk Ahn, Hyobin Jeong, Yong Yook Lee, Minho Moon, Sung Hoon Baik, Dong Kyu Kim, Hyundong Song, Eugene C Yi, Daehee Hwang, Hyo-Soo Kim, Inhee Mook-Jung
Transplantation of stem cells into the brain attenuates functional deficits in the central nervous system via cell replacement, the release of specific neurotransmitters, and the production of neurotrophic factors. To identify patient-specific and safe stem cells for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD), we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from mouse skin fibroblasts by treating protein extracts of embryonic stem cells. These reprogrammed cells were pluripotent but nontumorigenic. Here, we report that protein-iPSCs differentiated into glial cells and decreased plaque depositions in the 5XFAD transgenic AD mouse model...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167690/lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-with-pulmonary-and-gastrointestinal-involvement
#19
J H Kappen, H C T van Zaanen, S M Snelder, A J P van Tilburg, A Rudolphus
We present a rare case of grade II lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) with pulmonary and gastrointestinal involvement. LYG is considered an Epstein-Barr virus-driven lymphoproliferative disorder that often presents with multiple nodular lesions in the lungs and sometimes involvement of skin and the central nervous system. Although the aetiology is unknown, it is associated with the use of immunosuppressives. Involvement of other organ systems is very rare. We successfully treated our patients with 6 cycles of R-CHOP and autologous stem cell transplantation with a major response at 20 months follow-up...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163069/adipose-derived-stem-cells-protect-skin-flaps-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-interleukin-6-expression
#20
Chi-Ming Pu, Chen-Wei Liu, Chan-Jung Liang, Yu-Hsiu Yen, Shun-Hua Chen, Ya-Fen Jiang-Shieh, Chung-Liang Chien, Ya-Chun Chen, Yuh-Lien Chen
Flap necrosis is the most frequent postoperative complication encountered in reconstructive surgery. We elucidated whether adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and their derivatives might induce neovascularization and protect skin flaps during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Flaps were subjected to 3 h of ischemia by ligating long thoracic vessels and then to blood reperfusion. Q-tracker-labeled ADSCs, conditioned media (ADSC-CM), or exosomes (ADSC-Exo) were injected into the flaps. These treatments led to significantly increase flap survival and capillary density compared to I/R on postoperative day 5...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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