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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052357/critical-sized-full-thickness-skin-defect-regeneration-using-ovine-small-intestinal-submucosa-with-or-without-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-rat-model
#1
Morteza Rashtbar, Jamshid Hadjati, Jafar Ai, Sadegh Shirian, Issa Jahanzad, Mahmoud Azami, Shiva Asadpuor, Esmaeil Sadroddiny
Decellularized extracellular matrices (ECM) based materials are routinely used for a variety of clinical applications. Hereof, in vivo application of decellularized ovine small intestinal submucosal (DOSIS) layer as, a scaffold is yet to be investigated. In this study, the effectiveness of the DOSIS scaffold, with or without rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs), in full-thickness wound healing of critical-sized defect was experimentally studied in a rat model. The experimental groups included; group I (control), group II (DOSIS), and group III (BM-MSCs-seeded DOSIS)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050206/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-promotes-aging-associated-hair-graying-in-mice
#2
Zhihui Zhang, Mingxing Lei, Haoran Xin, Chunyan Hu, Tian Yang, Yizhan Xing, Yuhong Li, Haiying Guo, Xiaohua Lian, Fang Deng
Canities is an obvious sign of aging in mouse and human, shown as hair graying. Melanocytes in the hair follicle show cyclic activity with hair cycling, which transitions from anagen, catagen to telogen. How the hairs turn gray during aging is not completely uncovered. Here, by using immunostaining and LacZ staining in Dct-LacZ mice, we show that β-catenin is expressed in melanocytes during hair cycling. RT-PCR, western blot and immunostaining show that β-catenin expression is significantly increased in both anagen and telogen skin of aged mice, when compared to the anagen and telogen skin of young mice, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048384/the-th17-lineage-from-barrier-surfaces-homeostasis-to-autoimmunity-cancer-and-hiv-1-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Vanessa Sue Wacleche, Alan Landay, Jean-Pierre Routy, Petronela Ancuta
The T helper 17 (Th17) cells represent a subset of CD4+ T-cells with unique effector functions, developmental plasticity, and stem-cell features. Th17 cells bridge innate and adaptive immunity against fungal and bacterial infections at skin and mucosal barrier surfaces. Although Th17 cells have been extensively studied in the context of autoimmunity, their role in various other pathologies is underexplored and remains an area of open investigation. This review summarizes the history of Th17 cell discovery and the current knowledge relative to the beneficial role of Th17 cells in maintaining mucosal immunity homeostasis...
October 19, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048102/high-interpatient-variability-of-treosulfan-exposure-is-associated-with-early-toxicity-in-paediatric-hsct-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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M Y Eileen C van der Stoep, Alice Bertaina, Marloes H Ten Brink, Robbert G Bredius, Frans J Smiers, Dominique C M Wanders, Dirk Jan A R Moes, Franco Locatelli, Henk-Jan Guchelaar, Juliëtte Zwaveling, Arjan C Lankester
Treosulfan-based conditioning is increasingly employed in paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Data on treosulfan pharmacokinetics in children are scarce, and the relationship between treosulfan exposure, toxicity and clinical outcome is unresolved. In this multicentre prospective observational study, we studied treosulfan pharmacokinetics and the drug's relationship with regimen-related toxicity and early clinical outcome in 77 paediatric patients. Treosulfan dose was 30 g/m(2) , administered over 3 consecutive days in infants <1 year old (n = 12) and 42 g/m(2) in children ≥1 year old (n = 65)...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047191/wnt-signalling-pathways-in-skin-development-and-epidermal-stem-cells
#5
REVIEW
Anthony Veltri, Christopher Lang, Wen-Hui Lien
Mammalian skin and its appendages constitute the integumentary system forming a barrier between the organism and its environment. During development, skin epidermal cells divide rapidly and stratify into a multilayered epithelium, as well as invaginate downward in the underlying mesenchyme to form hair follicles (HFs). In postnatal skin, the interfollicular epidermal (IFE) cells continuously proliferate and differentiate while HFs undergo cycles of regeneration. Epidermal regeneration is fueled by epidermal stem cells (SCs) located in the basal layer of the IFE and the outer layer of the bulge in the HF...
October 19, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046476/tracking-mesenchymal-stem-cell-contributions-to-regeneration-in-an-immunocompetent-cartilage-regeneration-model
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Daniela Zwolanek, María Satué, Verena Proell, José R Godoy, Kathrin I Odörfer, Magdalena Flicker, Sigrid C Hoffmann, Thomas Rülicke, Reinhold G Erben
It is currently controversially discussed whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) facilitate cartilage regeneration in vivo by a progenitor- or a nonprogenitor-mediated mechanism. Here, we describe a potentially novel unbiased in vivo cell tracking system based on transgenic donor and corresponding immunocompetent marker-tolerant recipient mouse and rat lines in inbred genetic backgrounds. Tolerance of recipients was achieved by transgenic expression of an immunologically neutral but physicochemically distinguishable variant of the marker human placental alkaline phosphatase (ALPP)...
October 19, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045388/inflammatory-memory-sensitizes-skin-epithelial-stem-cells-to-tissue-damage
#7
Shruti Naik, Samantha B Larsen, Nicholas C Gomez, Kirill Alaverdyan, Ataman Sendoel, Shaopeng Yuan, Lisa Polak, Anita Kulukian, Sophia Chai, Elaine Fuchs
The skin barrier is the body's first line of defence against environmental assaults, and is maintained by epithelial stem cells (EpSCs). Despite the vulnerability of EpSCs to inflammatory pressures, neither the primary response to inflammation nor its enduring consequences are well understood. Here we report a prolonged memory to acute inflammation that enables mouse EpSCs to hasten barrier restoration after subsequent tissue damage. This functional adaptation does not require skin-resident macrophages or T cells...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042658/exosomes-secreted-by-human-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-scarless-cutaneous-repair-by-regulating-extracellular-matrix-remodelling
#8
Lu Wang, Li Hu, Xin Zhou, Zehuan Xiong, Chenguang Zhang, Hassan M A Shehada, Bo Hu, Jinlin Song, Lili Chen
Scar formation is an intractable medical problem that appears after skin wounds have healed. Recent research has shown that exosomes secreted by human adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ASC-Exos) can benefit wound healing. To further explore the therapeutic potential of ASC-Exos, we investigated their effects on mitigating scar formation, and the underlying mechanisms of these effects. We found that intravenous injection of ASC-Exos decreased the size of scars and increased the ratio of collagen III to collagen I in murine incisional wounds...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041955/pluripotent-nontumorigenic-multilineage-differentiating-stress-enduring-cells-muse-cells-a-seven-year-retrospective
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REVIEW
Samantha C Fisch, María L Gimeno, Julia D Phan, Ariel A Simerman, Daniel A Dumesic, Marcelo J Perone, Gregorio D Chazenbalk
Multilineage differentiating stress enduring (Muse) cells, discovered in the spring of 2010 at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, were quickly recognized by scientists as a possible source of pluripotent cells naturally present within mesenchymal tissues. Muse cells normally exist in a quiescent state, singularly activated by severe cellular stress in vitro and in vivo. Muse cells have the capacity for self-renewal while maintaining pluripotent cell characteristics indicated by the expression of pluripotent stem cell markers...
October 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040421/effect-of-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-in-skin-with-intrinsic-aging-process
#10
Luiz Charles-de-Sá, Natale Ferreira Gontijo-de-Amorim, Christina Maeda Takiya, Radovan Borojevic, Donatella Benati, Paolo Bernardi, Andrea Sbarbati, Gino Rigotti
Background: In previous papers, we demonstrated that the treatment of human photoaged skin with stromal-vascular fraction-enriched fat or expanded adipose-derived stem cells showed a decrease of elastosis and the appearance of new oxytalan elastic fibers in dermis and an increase in the vascular network. The utilization of fat plus platelet-rich plasma (PRP) led to an increase in the vascular permeability and reactivity of the nervous component. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the histologic and ultrastructural changes of human skin after the injection of only PRP in the retroauricular area that was not exposed to sun and did not present the photoaging process, in comparison with our previous results...
September 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035393/donor-lymphocyte-infusion-following-haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-with-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-grafts-and-ptcy
#11
S R Goldsmith, M Slade, J F DiPersio, P Westervelt, M A Schroeder, F Gao, R Romee
Donor-lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for relapse following haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (haploHCT) with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) has been described in recipients of bone marrow grafts, but not recipients of G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood (PB) grafts. We retrospectively identified patients who underwent DLI following PB-haploHCT with PTCy for relapse, or loss of chimerism (LOC). Twelve patients (57%) received DLI for hematologic relapse/persistent disease, seven (33%) for extramedullary relapse and two (10%) for LOC...
October 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034591/organ-on-a-chip-platforms-a-convergence-of-advanced-materials-cells-and-microscale-technologies
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REVIEW
Samad Ahadian, Robert Civitarese, Dawn Bannerman, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Rick Lu, Erika Wang, Locke Davenport-Huyer, Ben Lai, Boyang Zhang, Yimu Zhao, Serena Mandla, Anastasia Korolj, Milica Radisic
Significant advances in biomaterials, stem cell biology, and microscale technologies have enabled the fabrication of biologically relevant tissues and organs. Such tissues and organs, referred to as organ-on-a-chip (OOC) platforms, have emerged as a powerful tool in tissue analysis and disease modeling for biological and pharmacological applications. A variety of biomaterials are used in tissue fabrication providing multiple biological, structural, and mechanical cues in the regulation of cell behavior and tissue morphogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033382/clinical-pathological-correlations-in-three-patients-with-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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Kelly L Wentworth, Katherine Bigay, Tea V Chan, Jennifer P Ho, Blanca M Morales, Joseph Connor, Erin Brooks, M Shahriar Salamat, Henry Charles Sanchez, Geoffrey Wool, Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan, Edward C Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder in which heterotopic bone forms in the soft tissues. This often occurs in response to injury or inflammation, leading to joint immobilization and significant disability. There are currently no definitive treatment options for this devastating disease. Although the most dramatic phenotype in FOP is the episodic and progressive heterotopic ossification, patients report a number of symptoms that affect other organ systems...
October 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033353/melanocyte-stem-cell-activation-and-translocation-initiate-cutaneous-melanoma-in-response-to-uv-exposure
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Hyeongsun Moon, Leanne R Donahue, Eunju Choi, Philip O Scumpia, William E Lowry, Jennifer K Grenier, Jerry Zhu, Andrew C White
Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers, yet the cells of origin and mechanisms of tumor initiation remain unclear. The majority of melanomas emerge from clear skin without a precursor lesion, but it is unknown whether these melanomas can arise from melanocyte stem cells (MCSCs). Here we employ mouse models to define the role of MCSCs as melanoma cells of origin, demonstrate that MCSC quiescence acts as a tumor suppressor, and identify the extrinsic environmental and molecular factors required for the critical early steps of melanoma initiation...
October 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031640/the-application-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-treat-thermal-and-radiation-burns
#15
Kathleen Rodgers, Sachin S Jadhav
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been developed for a number of indications due to their regenerative and anti-inflammatory phenotypes and their utility is enhanced by the fact that allogeneic transplant is feasible with this cell type. Animal studies and early human cases indicate this has the potential to be an exciting new therapy for treating chronic non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, burns and cutaneous radiation burns. This review will focus on the use of MSCs to treat thermal and radiation burns...
October 11, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030827/genome-wide-identification-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-in-quiescent-adult-neural-stem-cells
#16
Shradha Mukherjee, Jenny Hsieh
Transcription factors bind to specific DNA sequences and control the transcription rate of nearby genes in the genome. This activation or repression of gene expression is further potentiated by epigenetic modifications of histones with active and silent marks, respectively. Resident adult stem cells in the hematopoietic system, skin, and brain exist in a non-proliferative quiescent resting state. When quiescent stem cells become activated and transition to dividing progenitors and distinct cell types, they can replenish and repair tissue...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025292/-brentuximab-vedotin-treatment-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-hungarian-retrospective-study
#17
Zsuzsa Molnár, László Imre Pinczés, Klára Piukovics, Ildikó Istenes, Krisztina Wolf, Zoltán Csukly, Árpád Szomor, Árpád Illés, Zsófia Miltényi
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma is still a major therapeutic challenge. The use of brentuximab vedotin, an anti-CD30 antibody-drug conjugate, represents a promising approach for these patients, however clinical outcomes have not yet been evaluated in Hungary. AIM: Our aim was to assess the efficacy, safety and outcome of brentuximab vedotin treatment in Hungarian Hodgkin lymphoma patients. METHOD: In this retrospective case note review we enrolled patients at 6 clinical sites countrywide who were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and received brentuximab vedotin between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2016...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025216/assisted-salvage-of-ischemic-fasciocutaneous-flap-using-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-situ-revascularization
#18
Michael H Carstens, Mauricio Mendieta, Cecilia Pérez, Esperanza Villareal, Rodolfo Garcia
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) have been shown to produce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and can increase perfusion in patients with critical limb ischemia. We will show that this concept can be applied to augment blood flow in zones of flap ischemia. We presented a case study of a 26-year-old man with a complex hand injury covered by a reverse radial perforator fasciocutaneous flap, which developed ischemic necrosis and was treated by debridement, transplantation of ASCs to enhance vascular support, and saline dressings...
July 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019067/a-novel-mode-of-stimulating-platelet-formation-activity-in-megakaryocytes-with-peanut-skin-extract
#19
Takahiro Sato, Masako Akiyama, Ken-Ichi Nakahama, Shujiro Seo, Masamichi Watanabe, Jin Tatsuzaki, Ikuo Morita
We report in this study novel biochemical activities of peanut skin extract (PEXT) on thrombocytopoiesis. Peanut skin, derived from Arachis hypogaea L., is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used to treat chronic hemorrhage. We have shown that oral administration of PEXT increases the peripheral platelet levels in mice. Recently, we reported a liquid culture system that is useful for investigating megakaryocytopoiesis and thrombocytopoiesis from human CD34(+) cells. In this liquid culture system, PEXT was shown to enhance the formation of CD41(+)/DAPI(-) cells (platelets), but had no effect on the formation of CD41(+)/DAPI(+) cells (megakaryocytes) or on the DNA content...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992774/treatment-of-a-burn-animal-model-with-functionalized-tridimensional-electrospun-biomaterials
#20
Daniela Steffens, Monica Beatriz Mathor, Paula Rigon da Luz Soster, Gustavo Vergani, Dayane Piffer Luco, Patricia Pranke
Laminin-functionalized poly-d,l-lactic acid scaffolds were produced. Following this, mesenchymal stem cells and keratinocytes were seeded on biomaterials for the in vivo experiments, where the biomaterials with or without cells were implanted. The analysis is comprised of the visual aspect and mean size of the lesion plus the histology and gene expression. The results showed that the cells occupied all the structure of the scaffolds in all the groups. After nine days of in vivo experiments, the defect size did not show statistical difference among the groups, although the groups with the poly-d,l-lactic acid/Lam biomaterial had the lowest lesion size and presented the best visual aspect of the wound...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
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