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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538612/scleral-contact-lenses-in-an-academic-oculoplastics-clinic-epidemiology-and-emerging-considerations
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Harinder S Chahal, Marcela Estrada, Christine W Sindt, Jacob A Boehme, Mark A Greiner, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Richard C Allen, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To describe the role and efficacy of scleral contact lenses (SCLs) in the treatment of progressive keratopathy in patients who have undergone periocular surgical procedures, to investigate the financial impact of these surgical interventions, and to demonstrate the role of oculoplastic surgery in improving scleral contact lens fit. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed to identify patients who both received SCLs and were examined by the oculoplastics service at the University of Iowa between January 1990 and December 2015...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535615/mesenchimal-stem-cells-a-possible-role-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-spondyloarthritis
#2
F M Perrotta, G Guerra, A De Socio, S Scriffignano, E Lubrano
Spondyloarthritis (SpAs) are a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect joints and enthesis with a possible involvement of other districts such as skin, eye and bowel. In SpAs, the inflammatory process could lead to both erosive damage (as in peripheral joint involvement of psoriatic arthritis), or bone formation (as in ankylosing spondylitis) with a reduction in function and quality of life. Recently, Mesenchimal stem cells (MSCs) transplant was used in different diseases, including autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, with the aim of repairing tissue damage, exploiting their regenerative capacity...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528696/reprogramming-of-dermal-fibroblasts-into-osteo-chondrogenic-cells-with-elevated-osteogenic-potency-by-defined-transcription-factors
#3
Yinxiang Wang, Ming-Hoi Wu, May Pui Lai Cheung, Mai Har Sham, Haruhiko Akiyama, Danny Chan, Kathryn S E Cheah, Martin Cheung
Recent studies using defined transcription factors to convert skin fibroblasts into chondrocytes have raised the question of whether osteo-chondroprogenitors expressing SOX9 and RUNX2 could also be generated during the course of the reprogramming process. Here, we demonstrated that doxycycline-inducible expression of reprogramming factors (KLF4 [K] and c-MYC [M]) for 6 days were sufficient to convert murine fibroblasts into SOX9(+)/RUNX2(+) cellular aggregates and together with SOX9 (S) promoted the conversion efficiency when cultured in a defined stem cell medium, mTeSR...
May 15, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527695/cytoprotection-proliferation-and-epidermal-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-on-emu-oil-based-electrospun-nanofibrous-mat
#4
Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mohammad Nouri, Mikaël M Martino, Amir Fattahi, Effat Alizadeh, Masoud Darabi, Mohammad Rahmati-Yamchi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds containing natural substances with wound healing properties such as Emu oil (EO) may have a great potential for increasing the efficiency of stem cell-based skin bioengineering. For this purpose, EO blended PCL/PEG electrospun nanofibrous mats were successfully fabricated and characterized using FE-SEM, FTIR and Universal Testing Machine. The efficiency of the scaffolds in supporting the adherence, cytoprotection, proliferation and differentiation of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) to keratinocyte was evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526587/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-adult-mammalian-epithelial-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Kai Kretzschmar, Hans Clevers
Adult stem cells self-renew and replenish differentiated cells in various organs and tissues throughout a mammal's life. Over the last 25 years an ever-growing body of knowledge has unraveled the essential regulation of adult mammalian epithelia by the canonical Wnt signaling with its key intracellular effector β-catenin. In this review, we discuss the principles of the signaling pathway and its role in adult epithelial stem cells of the intestine and skin during homeostasis and tumorigenesis. We further highlight the research that led to the identification of new stem cell markers and methods to study adult stem cells ex vivo...
May 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526296/mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-attenuate-cutaneous-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-scl-gvhd-through-inhibition-of-immune-cell-infiltration-in-a-mouse-model
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Ji-Young Lim, Da-Bin Ryu, Sung-Eun Lee, Gyeongsin Park, Chang-Ki Min
Human chronic graft-versus-host disease (CGVHD) shares clinical characteristics with a murine sclerodermatous GVHD (Scl-GVHD) model that is characterized by skin thickening and lung fibrosis. A B10.D2 → BALB/c transplant model of Scl-GVHD was used to address the therapeutic effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on the development of CGVHD. The clinical and pathological severity of cutaneous Scl-GVHD was significantly attenuated in MSC-treated recipients relative to Scl-GVHD controls. After MSC treatment, skin collagen production was significantly reduced with consistent downregulation of TGF-β expression...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522073/cell-based-skin-substitutes-accelerate-regeneration-of-extensive-burn-wounds-in-rats
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Sadrollah Motamed, Ehsan Taghiabadi, Hojjat Molaei, Niloofar Sodeifi, Seyed Esmaeil Hassanpour, Saeed Shafieyan, Enzollah Azargashb, Fatemeh Farajzadeh-Vajari, Nasser Aghdami, Amir Bajouri
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of amniotic membrane combined with adipose-derived stem cells or fetal fibroblasts on regenerating extensive burns in rats. METHODS: Third degree burns of 1100-1800 mm(2) were induced on 32 Sprague-Dawley rats. Burned sites were excised and randomly covered with Vaseline gauze (control), human amniotic membrane (HAM), human fetal fibroblasts seeded on HAM (HAM-FF), or human adipose-derived stem cells seeded on HAM (HAM-ASC), and followed by wound closure and histological assessments...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518106/isolation-of-murine-adipose-tissue-derived-microvascular-fragments-as-vascularization-units-for-tissue-engineering
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Florian S Frueh, Thomas Später, Claudia Scheuer, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
A functional microvascular network is of pivotal importance for the survival and integration of engineered tissue constructs. For this purpose, several angiogenic and prevascularization strategies have been established. However, most cell-based approaches include time-consuming in vitro steps for the formation of a microvascular network. Hence, they are not suitable for intraoperative one-step procedures. Adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments (ad-MVF) represent promising vascularization units. They can be easily isolated from fat tissue and exhibit a functional microvessel morphology...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513105/hair-follicle-specific-acvr1-alk2-critically-affects-skin-morphogenesis-and-attenuates-wound-healing
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Michael Sorkin, Shailesh Agarwal, Kavitha Ranganathan, Shawn Loder, David Cholok, David Fireman, John Li, Shuli Li, Bin Zhao, Yuji Mishina, Paul Cederna, Benjamin Levi
The bone morphogenic protein signaling (BMP) is intricately involved in the quiescence and regulation of stem cells through activation of BMP receptors. Hair follicle stem cells play a critical role in cutaneous homeostasis and regeneration. Here, we utilize a novel mouse model with targeted overexpression of the BMP receptor ALK2/ACVR1 in hair follicle stem cells, to characterize its role in skin development and postnatal wound healing. Initial histologic evaluation demonstrated significant dysregulation in hair follicle morphogenesis in mutant mice...
May 17, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510331/isolation-of-ready-to-use-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-pellet-for-clinical-applications-and-a-comparative-overview-of-alternate-methods-for-asc-isolation
#10
Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi
Current literature does not offer a standardized method to isolate adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for clinical applications and hence clinical studies using ASCs often show inconsistent results. Most of these studies borrow laboratory or benchside-derived protocols, which are complex, time consuming, and involve the use of chemical, animal-derived reagents. In this unit we describe a relatively simple and faster isolation protocol that allows collection of a ready-to-use ASC pellet for clinical application...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510329/isolation-of-stem-cells-and-progenitors-from-mouse-epidermis
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Lana Kostic, Egor Sedov, Despina Soteriou, Yahav Yosefzon, Yaron Fuchs
The epidermis consists of several distinct compartments including the interfollicular epidermis (IFE), sweat glands, sebaceous glands (SGs), and the hair follicle (HF). While the IFE and SGs are in a constant state of self-renewal, the HF cycles between phases of growth, destruction, and rest. The hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) that fuel this perpetual cycle have been well described and are located in a niche termed the bulge. These bulge SCs express markers such as CD34 and Keratin 15 (K15), enabling the isolation of these cells...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507225/phosphorylation-of-pkp1-by-ripk4-regulates-epidermal-differentiation-and-skin-tumorigenesis
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Philbert Lee, Shangwen Jiang, Yuanyuan Li, Jiping Yue, Xuewen Gou, Shao-Yu Chen, Yingming Zhao, Markus Schober, Minjia Tan, Xiaoyang Wu
Tissue homeostasis of skin is sustained by epidermal progenitor cells localized within the basal layer of the skin epithelium. Post-translational modification of the proteome, such as protein phosphorylation, plays a fundamental role in the regulation of stemness and differentiation of somatic stem cells. However, it remains unclear how phosphoproteomic changes occur and contribute to epidermal differentiation. In this study, we survey the epidermal cell differentiation in a systematic manner by combining quantitative phosphoproteomics with mammalian kinome cDNA library screen...
May 15, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499891/sapho-autophagy-il-1-foxo1-and-propionibacterium-cutibacterium-acnes
#13
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Stéphane Corvec, Gilles Hayem
Overt infection by Propionibacterium acnes is lacking in many SAPHO syndromes, and antibiotics have only a transient and incomplete effect, either in SAPHO syndrome or acne. As several auto-inflammatory bone disorders sharing over-production of IL-1β can mimic SAPHO, this syndrome could partly depend on genetically encoded overproduction of IL-1β. However, cyclic intracellular infections, mostly by P. acnes, can contribute to the enhanced IL-1β release by some skin cells, and probably by bone cells. P. acnes is indeed a powerful trigger of NLRP3-inflammasome activation and IL-1β, leading to osteitis and enhanced mesenchymal cells differentiation in osteoblasts...
May 9, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498811/the-generation-and-functional-characterization-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-human-intervertebral-disc-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#14
Yanxia Zhu, Yuhong Liang, Hongxia Zhu, Cuihong Lian, Liang Wang, Yiwei Wang, Hongsheng Gu, Guangqian Zhou, Xiaoping Yu
Disc degenerative disease (DDD) is believed to originate in the nucleus pulposus (NP) region therefore, it is important to obtain a greater number of active NP cells for the study and therapy of DDD. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a powerful tool for modeling the development of DDD in humans, and have the potential to be applied in regenerative medicine. NP cells were isolated from DDD patients following our improved method, and then the primary NP cells were reprogramed into iPSCs with Sendai virus vectors encoding 4 factors...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498360/meristem-plant-cells-as-a-sustainable-source-of-redox-actives-for-skin-rejuvenation
#15
REVIEW
Liudmila G Korkina, Wolfgang Mayer, Chiara de Luca
Recently, aggressive advertisement claimed a "magic role" for plant stem cells in human skin rejuvenation. This review aims to shed light on the scientific background suggesting feasibility of using plant cells as a basis of anti-age cosmetics. When meristem cell cultures obtained from medicinal plants are exposed to appropriate elicitors/stressors (ultraviolet, ultrasound ultraviolet (UV), ultrasonic waves, microbial/insect metabolites, heavy metals, organic toxins, nutrient deprivation, etc.), a protective/adaptive response initiates the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites...
May 12, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497658/toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-a-child-6-months-post-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
Utako Oba, Hiroshi Yamada, So-Ichi Suenobu, Yusuke Nakamura, Akiko Ito, Yutaka Hatano, Nobuyoshi Itonaga, Kouichi Ohshima, Yuhki Koga, Shouichi Ohga, Kenji Ihara
TEN is a rare and critical disease mostly caused by drugs. It is mediated by activated CD8+ T cells that cause keratinocyte apoptosis with the assistance of cytokines/chemokines. We herein report a pediatric case of TEN after allogeneic HSCT with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B-ALL) in second complete remission. Although we did not evaluate the T-cell subpopulation in blood or skin lesion of the patient, an imbalanced immune reconstitution after HSCT might additively contribute to the development of TEN...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497393/effect-of-miscanthus-sinensis-var-purpurascens-flower-extract-on-proliferation-and-molecular-regulation-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells-and-stressed-c57bl-6-mice
#17
GiHee Jeong, William A Boisvert, Mei-Zhu Xi, Yi-Lin Zhang, Young-Bin Choi, Sunghun Cho, Sanghyun Lee, Changsun Choi, Bog-Hieu Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the hair growth-promoting effect of Miscanthus sinensis var. purpurascens (MSP) flower extracton on in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS: MSP flower extract was extracted in 99.9% methanol and applied to examine the proliferation of human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) in vitro at the dose of 3.92-62.50 μg/mL and hair growth of C57BL/6 mice in vivo at the dose of 1000 μg/mL. The expression of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), β-catenin, substance P was measured by relative quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497366/evaluation-of-persistence-and-distribution-of-intra-dermally-administered-pkh26-labelled-goat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cutaneous-wound-healing-model
#18
M D Pratheesh, Nitin E Gade, Amar Nath, Pawan K Dubey, T B Sivanarayanan, D N Madhu, T R Sreekumar, Amarpal, G Saikumar, G Taru Sharma
The current study was designed to study the persistence and distribution of caprine bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (cBM-MSCs) when administered intra-dermally in experimentally induced cutaneous wounds in rabbits. MSC's from goat bone marrow were isolated and their differentiation potential towards adipogenic and osteogenic lineages were assayed in vitro. The isolated cells were phenotypically analysed using flow cytometry for the expression of MSC specific matrix receptors (CD73, CD105 and Stro-1) and absence of hematopoietic lineage markers...
May 11, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490659/runx-transcription-factors-at-the-interface-of-stem-cells-and-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Elitza Deltcheva, Rachael Nimmo
The RUNX1 transcription factor is a critical regulator of normal haematopoiesis and its functional disruption by point mutations, deletions or translocations is a major causative factor leading to leukaemia. In the majority of cases, genetic changes in RUNX1 are linked to loss of function classifying it broadly as a tumour suppressor. Despite this, several recent studies have reported the need for a certain level of active RUNX1 for the maintenance and propagation of acute myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells, suggesting an oncosupportive role of RUNX1...
May 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486306/therapeutic-use-of-stem-cells-in-treatment-of-burn-injuries
#20
Jasmine Z Cheng, Ali Farrokhi, Aziz Ghahary, Reza B Jalili
Burn injuries are one of the most common sources of trauma globally that comprise a significant drain on long-term personal and healthcare cost. Large surface area burn wounds are difficult to manage and may result in significant physiologic and psychologic sequelae. The goal of burn wound healing research is to fully repair and restore skin's original structure and functionality while minimizing problems such as hypertrophic scarring and contracture. One of the ways this can be achieved is through augmentation of the skin's natural healing process using the regenerative capability of stem cells...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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