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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089869/the-molecular-and-morphogenetic-basis-of-pancreas-organogenesis
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REVIEW
Hjalte List Larsen, Anne Grapin-Botton
The pancreas is an essential endoderm-derived organ that ensures nutrient metabolism via its endocrine and exocrine functions. Here we review the essential processes governing the embryonic and early postnatal development of the pancreas discussing both the mechanisms and molecules controlling progenitor specification, expansion and differentiation. We elaborate on how these processes are orchestrated in space and coordinated with morphogenesis. We draw mainly from experiments conducted in the mouse model but also from investigations in other model organisms, complementing a recent comprehensive review of human pancreas development (Jennings et al...
January 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088333/mitochondrial-uncoupling-in-cancer-cells-liabilities-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Gyorgy Baffy
Acquisition of the endosymbiotic ancestor of mitochondria was a critical event in eukaryote evolution. Mitochondria offered an unparalleled source of metabolic energy through oxidative phosphorylation and allowed the development of multicellular life. However, as molecular oxygen had become the terminal electron acceptor in most eukaryotic cells, the electron transport chain proved to be the largest intracellular source of superoxide, contributing to macromolecular injury, aging, and cancer. Hence, the 'contract of endosymbiosis' represents a compromise between the possibilities and perils of multicellular life...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078791/effects-of-stem-cell-transplantation-on-bone-mineral-density-and-vitamin-d-status-in-children-with-thalassemia-major
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Dilek Gürlek Gökçebay, Namik Ozbek, Arzu Yazal Erdem, Vildan Culha, Nese Yarali, Pamir Isik, Zekai Avci, Fatih Azik, Fatma Demirel, Bahattin Tunc
HSCT is a curative treatment in TM, but conditioning and immunosuppressive treatment may affect bone metabolism. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare BMD, vitamin D status, and growth in children with TM who underwent HSCT to those in children with TD TM. Twenty-three children with TM who underwent HSCT (mean age 7.1 years [1.03-14.7]) and 24 children with TD thalassemia (mean age 9.8 years [1.6-14]) were recruited. Lumbar spine BMD of TD thalassemia patients was higher than those in patients who had HSCT at both baseline and second-year assessments (P=...
January 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077677/pharmacological-rescue-of-diabetic-skeletal-stem-cell-niches
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Ruth Tevlin, Eun Young Seo, Owen Marecic, Adrian McArdle, Xinming Tong, Bryan Zimdahl, Andrey Malkovskiy, Rahul Sinha, Gunsagar Gulati, Xiyan Li, Taylor Wearda, Rachel Morganti, Michael Lopez, Ryan C Ransom, Christopher R Duldulao, Melanie Rodrigues, Allison Nguyen, Michael Januszyk, Zeshaan Maan, Kevin Paik, Kshemendra-Senarath Yapa, Jayakumar Rajadas, Derrick C Wan, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael Snyder, Philip A Beachy, Fan Yang, Stuart B Goodman, Irving L Weissman, Charles K F Chan, Michael T Longaker
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease frequently associated with impaired bone healing. Despite its increasing prevalence worldwide, the molecular etiology of DM-linked skeletal complications remains poorly defined. Using advanced stem cell characterization techniques, we analyzed intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of mouse skeletal stem cell (mSSC) function to identify specific mSSC niche-related abnormalities that could impair skeletal repair in diabetic (Db) mice. We discovered that high serum concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-α directly repressed the expression of Indian hedgehog (Ihh) in mSSCs and in their downstream skeletogenic progenitors in Db mice...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074903/alterations-in-the-brain-adenosine-metabolism-cause-behavioral-and-neurological-impairment-in-ada-deficient-mice-and-patients
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Aisha V Sauer, Raisa Jofra Hernandez, Francesca Fumagalli, Veronica Bianchi, Pietro L Poliani, Chiara Dallatomasina, Elisa Riboni, Letterio S Politi, Antonella Tabucchi, Filippo Carlucci, Miriam Casiraghi, Nicola Carriglio, Manuela Cominelli, Carlo Alberto Forcellini, Federica Barzaghi, Francesca Ferrua, Fabio Minicucci, Stefania Medaglini, Letizia Leocani, Giancarlo la Marca, Lucia D Notarangelo, Chiara Azzari, Giancarlo Comi, Cristina Baldoli, Sabrina Canale, Maria Sessa, Patrizia D'Adamo, Alessandro Aiuti
Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) deficiency is an autosomal recessive variant of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) caused by systemic accumulation of ADA substrates. Neurological and behavioral abnormalities observed in ADA-SCID patients surviving after stem cell transplantation or gene therapy represent an unresolved enigma in the field. We found significant neurological and cognitive alterations in untreated ADA-SCID patients as well as in two groups of patients after short- and long-term enzyme replacement therapy with PEG-ADA...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073315/metabolically-active-3-dimensional-brown-adipose-tissue-engineered-from-white-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Jessica P Yang, Amy Elizabeth Anderson, Annemarie McCartney, Xavier Ory, Garret Ma, Elisa Pappalardo, Joel Bader, Jennifer Elisseeff
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has a unique capacity to expend calories by decoupling energy expenditure from ATP production, therefore BAT could realize therapeutic potential to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have investigated markers and function of native BAT, however, successful therapies will rely on methods that supplement the small existing pool of brown adipocytes in adult humans. In this study, we engineered BAT from both human and rat adipose precursors and determined whether these ex vivo constructs could mimic in vivo tissue form and metabolic function...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071834/molecular-profiling-of-human-ips-derived-hypothalamic-neurons-provides-developmental-insights-to-genetic-loci-for-body-weight-regulation
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Li Yao, Yuanhang Liu, Zhifang Qiu, Satish Kumar, Joanne E Curran, John Blangero, Yidong Chen, Donna M Lehman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent data suggests that common genetic risk for metabolic disorders such as obesity may be human-specific and exert effects through the central nervous system. To overcome the limitation of human tissue access for study, we have generated induced human pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neuronal cultures which recapture many features of hypothalamic neurons within the arcuate nucleus. Here we have comprehensively characterized this model across development, benchmarked these neurons to in vivo events, and demonstrate a link between obesity risk variants and hypothalamic development...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069738/fbxl5-inactivation-in-mouse-brain-induces-aberrant-proliferation-of-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Takayoshi Yamauchi, Masaaki Nishiyama, Toshiro Moroishi, Atsuki Kawamura, Keiichi I Nakayama
FBXL5 is the substrate recognition subunit of an SCF-type ubiquitin ligase that serves as a master regulator of iron metabolism in mammalian cells. We previously showed that mice with systemic deficiency of FBXL5 fail to sense intracellular iron levels and die in utero at embryonic day (E) 8.5 as a result of iron overload and subsequent oxidative stress. This early embryonic mortality has thus impeded study of the role of FBXL5 in brain development. We have now generated mice lacking FBXL5 specifically in Nestin-expressing neural stem-progenitor cells (NSPCs) in the brain...
January 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068055/development-of-advanced-dressings-for-the-delivery-of-progenitor-cells
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Giles T S Kirby, Stuart J Mills, Liesbeth Vandenpoel, Jef Pinxteren, Anthony Ting, Robert D Short, Allison J Cowin, Andrew Michelmore, Louise E Smith
Culture surfaces that substantially reduce the degree of cell manipulation in the delivery of cell sheets to patients are described. These surfaces support the attachment, culture and delivery of multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC). It was essential that the processes of attachment/detachment to the surface did not affect cell phenotype, nor the function of the cultured cells. Both acid-based and amine-based surface coatings were generated from acrylic acid, propanoic acid, diaminopropane and heptylamine precursors respectively...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067107/physical-properties-and-biological-interactions-of-liposomes-developed-as-a-drug-carrier-in-the-field-of-regenerative-medicine
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Sławomir Lewicki, Monika Leśniak, Eugeniusz Krzysztof Machaj, Małgorzata Antos-Bielska, Elżbieta Anna Trafny, Janusz Kocik, Zygmunt Pojda
Liposomes are used for encapsulation of the active compounds in different therapies, with the increasing frequency. The important areas of clinical applications of liposomes are cancer targeted treatment, antibiotic delivery or regenerative medicine. The liposomes can transfer both hydrophilic and hydrophobic compounds and have the lipid bilayer which imitates the cell membrane. Liposomes additionally may extend half-live period of drugs and protect them against the elimination in different ways, such as phagocytosis, enzymatic cleavage or exclusion by detoxification...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066542/characterization-of-tubular-liquid-crystal-structure-in-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-embryoid-bodies
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MengMeng Xu, Odell D Jones, Liyang Wang, Xin Zhou, Harry G Davis, Joseph L Bryant, Jianjie Ma, Willian B Isaacs, Xuehong Xu
BACKGROUND: Massive liquid crystal droplets have been found during embryonic development in more than twenty different tissues and organs, including the liver, brain and kidney. Liquid crystal deposits have also been identified in multiple human pathologies, including vascular disease, liver dysfunction, age-related macular degeneration, and other chronic illnesses. Despite the involvement of liquid crystals in such a large number of human processes, this phenomenon is poorly understood and there are no in vitro systems to further examine the function of liquid crystals in biology...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063979/calcium-phosphate-phosphorylated-adenosine-hybrid-microspheres-for-anti-osteosarcoma-drug-delivery-and-osteogenic-differentiation
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Zi-Fei Zhou, Tuan-Wei Sun, Feng Chen, Dong-Qing Zuo, Hong-Sheng Wang, Ying-Qi Hua, Zheng-Dong Cai, Jun Tan
Biocompatibility, biodegradability and bioactivity are significantly important in practical applications of various biomaterials for bone tissue engineering. Herein, we develop a functional inorganic-organic hybrid system of calcium phosphate-phosphorylated adenosine (CPPA). Both calcium phosphate and phosphorylated adenosine molecules in CPPA are fundamental components in mammalians and play important roles in biological metabolism. In this work, we report our three leading research qualities: (1) CPPA hybrid microspheres with hollow and porous structure are synthesized by a facile one-step microwave-assisted solvothermal method; (2) CPPA hybrid microspheres show high doxorubicin loading capacity and pH-responsive drug release properties, and demonstrate positive therapeutic effects on six osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro and a mouse model of 143B osteosarcoma subcutaneous tumor in vivo; (3) CPPA hybrid microspheres are favorable to promote osteogenic differentiation of human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) by activating the AMPK pathway, with satisfactory evidences from cellular alkaline phosphatase staining, alizarin red staining, real time PCR and western analysis...
December 28, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062751/transcriptome-wide-mapping-of-rna-5-methylcytosine-in-arabidopsis-mrnas-and-non-coding-rnas
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Rakesh David, Alice Burgess, Brian Parker, Jun Li, Kalinya Pulsford, Tennille Sibbritt, Thomas Preiss, Iain R Searle
Post-transcriptional methylation of RNA cytosine residues to 5-methylcytosine (m5C) is an important modification with diverse roles, such as regulating stress responses, stem cell proliferation, and RNA metabolism. Here, we used RNA bisulfite sequencing (bsRNA-seq) for transcriptome-wide quantitative mapping of m5C in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. We discovered more than a thousand m5C sites in Arabidopsis mRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and other non-coding RNAs across three tissue types (siliques, seedling shoots, and roots) and validated a number of these sites...
January 6, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061861/oxidative-status-predicts-quality-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alessandro Bertolo, Simona Capossela, Gion Fränkl, Martin Baur, Tobias Pötzel, Jivko Stoyanov
BACKGROUND: Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are adult progenitor cells with great potential for application in cell-based therapies. From a cell-based therapy perspective, there are two limitations to MSC use: (1) these therapies require large numbers of cells, and long-term expansion of MSC in vitro promotes replicative senescence; and (2) patient variability is a challenge for defining MSC quality standards for transplantation. This study aimed to determine whether low or high oxidative status of MSC correlate with changes in cell expansion and differentiation potentials...
January 6, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060253/a-method-for-measuring-rna-n-6-methyladenosine-modifications-in-cells-and-tissues
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Chao-Yung Wang, Mei-Hsiu Lin, Hui-Ting Su
N(6)-Methyladenosine (m(6)A) modifications of RNA are diverse and ubiquitous amongst eukaryotes. They occur in mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, and microRNA. Recent studies have revealed that these reversible RNA modifications affect RNA splicing, translation, degradation, and localization. Multiple physiological processes, like circadian rhythms, stem cell pluripotency, fibrosis, triglyceride metabolism, and obesity are also controlled by m(6)A modifications. Immunoprecipitation/sequencing, mass spectrometry, and modified northern blotting are some of the methods commonly employed to measure m(6)A modifications...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059787/neurons-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-of-patients-with-down-syndrome-reproduce-early-stages-of-alzheimer-s-disease-type-pathology-in-vitro
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Erdem B Dashinimaev, Alexander S Artyuhov, Alexey P Bolshakov, Ekaterina A Vorotelyak, Andrey V Vasiliev
People with Down syndrome (DS) are at high risk of developing pathology similar to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Modeling of this pathology in vitro may be useful for studying this phenomenon. In this study, we analyzed three different cultures of neural cells carrying trisomy of chromosome 21, which were generated by directed differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). We report here that in vitro generated DS neural cells have abnormal metabolism of amyloid-β (Aβ) manifested by increased secretion and accumulation of Aβ granules of Aβ42 pathological isoform with upregulated expression of the APP gene...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055309/current-strategies-to-generate-mature-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-cholangiocytes-and-future-applications
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Eduardo Cervantes-Alvarez, Yang Wang, Alexandra Collin de l'Hortet, Jorge Guzman-Lepe, Jiye Zhu, Kazuki Takeishi
Stem cell research has significantly evolved over the last few years, allowing the differentiation of pluripotent cells into almost any kind of lineage possible. Studies that focus on the liver have considerably taken a leap into this novel technology, and hepatocyte-like cells are being generated that are close to resembling actual hepatocytes both genotypically and phenotypically. The potential of this extends from disease models to bioengineering, and even also innovative therapies for end-stage liver disease...
January 5, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054586/hepatic-mir-291b-3p-mediated-glucose-metabolism-by-directly-targeting-p65-to-upregulate-pten-expression
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Jun Guo, Lin Dou, Xiangyu Meng, Zhenzhen Chen, Weili Yang, Weiwei Fang, Chunxiao Yang, Xiuqing Huang, Weiqing Tang, Jichun Yang, Jian Li
Several studies have suggested an important role of miR-291b-3p in the development of embryonic stem cells. In previous study, we found that the expression of miR-291b-3p was significantly upregulated in the liver of db/db mice. However, the role of miR-291b-3p in glucose metabolism and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that miR-291b-3p was abundantly expressed in the liver. Of note, hepatic miR-291b-3p expression was upregulated in HFD-fed mice and induced by fasting in C57BL/6 J normal mice...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053090/functional-transcriptomics-in-diverse-intestinal-epithelial-cell-types-reveals-robust-microrna-sensitivity-in-intestinal-stem-cells-to-microbial-status
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Bailey C E Peck, Amanda T Mah, Wendy A Pitman, Shengli Ding, P Kay Lund, Praveen Sethupathy
Gut microbiota play an important role in regulating the development of the host immune system, metabolic rate, and at times, disease pathogenesis. The factors and mechanisms that mediate interactions between microbiota and the intestinal epithelium are not fully understood. We provide novel evidence that microbiota may control intestinal epithelial stem cell (IESC) proliferation in part through microRNAs (miRNAs). We demonstrate that miRNA profiles differ dramatically across functionally distinct cell types of the mouse jejunal intestinal epithelium and that miRNAs respond to microbiota in a highly cell-type specific manner...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051244/moringa-oleifera-lam-improves-lipid-metabolism-during-adipogenic-differentiation-of-human-stem-cells
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I Barbagallo, L Vanella, A Distefano, D Nicolosi, A Maravigna, G Lazzarino, M Di Rosa, D Tibullo, R Acquaviva, G Li Volti
OBJECTIVE: Moringa oleifera Lam., a multipurpose tree, is used traditionally for its nutritional and medicinal properties. It has been used for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including inflammation, cancer and metabolic disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the effect of Moringa oleifera Lam. on adipogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and its impact on lipid metabolism and cellular antioxidant systems. RESULTS: We showed that Moringa oleifera Lam...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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