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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319735/different-combinations-of-growth-factors-for-the-tenogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-monolayer-culture-and-in-fibrin-based-three-dimensional-constructs
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Marta Bottagisio, Silvia Lopa, Valentina Granata, Giuseppe Talò, Chiara Bazzocchi, Matteo Moretti, Arianna Barbara Lovati
Tendon injuries are severe burdens in clinics. The poor tendon healing is related to an ineffective response of resident cells and inadequate vascularization. Thanks to the high proliferation and multi-lineage differentiation capability, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are a promising cell source to support the tendon repair. To date, the association of various growth factors to induce the in vitro tenogenic differentiation of multipotent progenitor cells is poorly investigated. This study aimed to investigate the tenogenic differentiation of rabbit BMSCs by testing the combination of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP-12 and 14) with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) both in 2D and 3D cultures within fibrin-based constructs...
March 16, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316259/the-adipose-stromal-vascular-fraction-as-a-complex-cellular-source-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#2
Venkat M Ramakrishnan, Nolan L Boyd
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the generation of sufficient volumes of viable tissue for organ transplant. The development of a stable, mature vasculature is required to sustain the metabolic and functional activities of engineered tissues. Adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are an easily accessible, heterogeneous cell system comprised of endothelial cells, macrophages, pericytes, and various stem cell populations. Collectively, SVF has been shown to spontaneously form vessel-like networks in vitro and robust, patent, and functional vasculatures in vivo...
March 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315453/defects-in-mitochondrial-energetic-function-compels-fanconi-anemia-cells-to-glycolytic-metabolism
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Enrico Cappelli, Paola Cuccarolo, Giorgia Stroppiana, Maurizio Miano, Roberta Bottega, Vanessa Cossu, Paolo Degan, Silvia Ravera
Energetic metabolism plays an essential role in the differentiation of haematopoietic stem cells (HSC). In Fanconi Anaemia (FA), DNA damage is accumulated during HSC differentiation, an event that is likely associated with bone marrow failure (BMF). One of the sources of the DNA damage is altered mitochondrial metabolism and an associated increment of oxidative stress. Recently, altered mitochondrial morphology and a deficit in the energetic activity in FA cells have been reported. Considering that mitochondria are the principal site of aerobic ATP production, we investigated FA metabolism in order to understand what pathways are able to compensate for this energy deficiency...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314933/major-genes-determining-yield-related-traits-in-wheat-and-barley
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REVIEW
Anna Nadolska-Orczyk, Izabela K Rajchel, Wacław Orczyk, Sebastian Gasparis
Current development of advanced biotechnology tools allows us to characterize the role of key genes in plant productivity. The implementation of this knowledge in breeding strategies might accelerate the progress in obtaining high-yielding cultivars. The achievements of the Green Revolution were based on a specific plant ideotype, determined by a single gene involved in gibberellin signaling or metabolism. Compared with the 1950s, an enormous increase in our knowledge about the biological basis of plant productivity has opened new avenues for novel breeding strategies...
March 17, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314766/the-metabolic-programming-of-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Ng Shyh-Chang, Huck-Hui Ng
Advances in metabolomics have deepened our understanding of the roles that specific modes of metabolism play in programming stem cell fates. Here, we review recent metabolomic studies of stem cell metabolism that have revealed how metabolic pathways can convey changes in the extrinsic environment or their niche to program stem cell fates. The metabolic programming of stem cells represents a fine balance between the intrinsic needs of a cellular state and the constraints imposed by extrinsic conditions. A more complete understanding of these needs and constraints will afford us greater mastery over our control of stem cell fates...
February 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314693/wnk4-is-an-adipogenic-factor-and-its-deletion-reduces-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Daiei Takahashi, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Miyako Tanaka, Motoko Chiga, Yuichi Inoue, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Hiroki Ochi, Shu Takeda, Takayoshi Suganami, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
The with-no-lysine kinase (WNK) 4 gene is a causative gene in pseudohypoaldosteronism type II. Although WNKs are widely expressed in the body, neither their metabolic functions nor their extrarenal role is clear. In this study, we found that WNK4 was expressed in mouse adipose tissue and 3T3-L1 adipocytes. In mouse primary preadipocytes and in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, WNK4 was markedly induced in the early phase of adipocyte differentiation. WNK4 expression preceded the expression of key transcriptional factors PPARγ and C/EBPα...
March 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302035/translational-multimodality-neuroimaging
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Sushil K Sharma
Recently high-resolution, noninvasive, multimodality in-vivo molecular imaging with PET, SPECT, CT and MRI, employing fusion algorithms has revolutionized personalized medicine. However, specific radiopharmaceuticals (RPs) for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, and other cognitive impairments still remain in developmental phase. Currently, multimodality fusion neuroimaging is utilized for the determination of: pharmacokinetics and pre-clinical development of radiopharmaceuticals (RPs); in-vivo monitoring of stem cell transplantation therapy; nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) investigations; and regional cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in cognitively-impaired subjects employing noninvasive microPET and nano-SPECT imaging...
March 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302033/effects-of-hyperlipidemia-and-cardiovascular-diseases-on-proliferation-differentiation-and-homing-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#8
Xin Ye, Chengfei Zhang
Various clinical studies have revealed that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are associated with bone loss diseases such as osteoporosis and periodontitis, especially in older population. As one of the best-established risk factors of CVD, hyperlipidemia is also reported to interfere with the metabolism, function and regeneration of mineralized tissues. Derived from postnatal tissue reservoirs, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered promising cell sources for mesenchymal and non-mesenchymal tissue regeneration based on their capacities for self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation as well as potent immunosuppressive effects, secretion of cytokines and regulation of vascularization...
March 16, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298252/reduced-circulating-stem-cells-associate-with-excess-fasting-and-post-load-nefa-exposure-in-healthy-adults-with-normal-glucose-tolerance
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Gian Paolo Fadini, Andrea Tura, Giovanni Pacini, Angelo Avogaro, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Reduced levels of circulating stem cells (CSCs) predict cardiovascular events and death, but the factors underlying variability of CSCs in healthy adults are mostly unknown. Previous studies detected associations of CSCs with glucose tolerance or insulin resistance, while the role of fatty acids has been overlooked. We herein aimed to describe in better detail the metabolic abnormalities associated with a reduced CSC level. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study on 94 healthy male and female individuals with normal glucose tolerance, aged 18-65 years...
March 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297587/efficiently-specified-ventral-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-under-xeno-free-conditions-restore-motor-deficits-in-parkinsonian-rodents
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Jonathan C Niclis, Carlos W Gantner, Walaa F Alsanie, Stuart J McDougall, Chris R Bye, Andrew G Elefanty, Edouard G Stanley, John M Haynes, Colin W Pouton, Lachlan H Thompson, Clare L Parish
Recent studies have shown evidence for the functional integration of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived ventral midbrain dopamine (vmDA) neurons in animal models of Parkinson's disease. Although these cells present a sustainable alternative to fetal mesencephalic grafts, a number of hurdles require attention prior to clinical translation. These include the persistent use of xenogeneic reagents and challenges associated with scalability and storage of differentiated cells. In this study, we describe the first fully defined feeder- and xenogeneic-free protocol for the generation of vmDA neurons from hPSCs and utilize two novel reporter knock-in lines (LMX1A-eGFP and PITX3-eGFP) for in-depth in vitro and in vivo tracking...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297582/human-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-hepatic-platform-for-efficacy-testing-of-vascular-protective-metabolites-from-nutraceuticals
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Balakrishnan Chakrapani Narmada, Yeek Teck Goh, Huan Li, Sanjay Sinha, Hanry Yu, Christine Cheung
Atherosclerosis underlies many cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Nutraceuticals are emerging as a therapeutic moiety for restoring vascular health. Unlike small-molecule drugs, the complexity of ingredients in nutraceuticals often confounds evaluation of their efficacy in preclinical evaluation. It is recognized that the liver is a vital organ in processing complex compounds into bioactive metabolites. In this work, we developed a coculture system of human pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells (hPSC-ECs) and human pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes (hPSC-HEPs) for predicting vascular-protective effects of nutraceuticals...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296593/protocatechuic-acid-enhances-osteogenesis-but-inhibits-adipogenesis-in-c3h10t1-2-and-3t3-l1-cells
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Adriana Rivera-Piza, Young Jae An, Do Kyung Kim, Sung-Hyen Lee, Jung-Bong Kim, Jung-Sook Choi, Sung-Joon Lee
Abnormal activation of adipogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and preadipocyte cells is associated with human metabolic disorders, such as osteoporosis and obesity. This study investigated the biological effects of protocatechuic acid (PCA) on the modulation of osteogenesis and adipogenesis in cultured cells. PCA stimulation of MSCs significantly increased intracellular mineralization during osteogenesis, but reduced lipid accumulation in both MSCs and 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells during adipogenesis. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting analyses showed a dose-dependent upregulation of proosteogenic runt-related transcription factor 2 due to induction of β-catenin...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294454/concise-review-msc-derived-exosomes-for-cell-free-therapy
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Donald G Phinney, Mark F Pittenger
Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation is undergoing extensive evaluation as a cellular therapy in human clinical trials. Because MSCs are easily isolated and amenable to culture expansion in vitro there is a natural desire to test MSCs in many diverse clinical indications. This is exemplified by the rapidly expanding literature base that includes many in vivo animal models. More recently, MSC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs), which include exosomes and microvesicles (MV), are being examined for their role in MSC-based cellular therapy...
March 10, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294062/warming-up-to-new-possibilities-with-the-capsaicin-receptor-trpv1-mtor-ampk-and-erythropoietin
#14
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are a superfamily of ion channels termed after the trp gene in Drosophila that are diverse in structure and control a wide range of biological functions including cell development and growth, thermal regulation, and vascular physiology. Of significant interest is the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) receptor, also known as the capsaicin receptor and the vanilloid receptor 1, that is a non-selective cation channel sensitive to a host of external stimuli including capsaicin and camphor, venoms, acid/basic pH changes, and temperature...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291502/skin-regeneration-using-dermal-substrates-that-contain-autologous-cells-and-silver-nanoparticles-to-promote-antibacterial-activity-in-vitro-studies
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Michael A J Zieger, Manuel Ochoa, Rahim Rahimi, Gonzalo Campana, Sunil Tholpady, Babak Ziaie, Rajiv Sood
We hypothesized that the addition of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) to a dermal substrate would impart antibacterial properties without inhibiting the proliferation of contained cells. Our in vitro model was based on the commercial substrate, Integra. The substrate was prepared by simple immersion into 0 to 1% suspension of AgNP (75 or 200 nm diameter) followed by rinsing for 20 minutes and sterilization under an ultraviolet C lamp. A total of 10(7) human adipose stem cells per cubic centimeter were injected and after 1 hour, 6 × 10(5) keratinocytes/cm(2) were seeded and cultured for up to 14 days...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289983/stem-cell-spheroids-and-ex-vivo-niche-modeling-rationalization-and-scaling-up
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REVIEW
Isotta Chimenti, Diana Massai, Umberto Morbiducci, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Maurizio Pesce, Elisa Messina
Improved protocols/devices for in vitro culture of 3D cell spheroids may provide essential cues for proper growth and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells (S/PCs) in their niche, allowing preservation of specific features, such as multi-lineage potential and paracrine activity. Several platforms have been employed to replicate these conditions and to generate S/PC spheroids for therapeutic applications. However, they incompletely reproduce the niche environment, with partial loss of its highly regulated network, with additional hurdles in the field of cardiac biology, due to debated resident S/PCs therapeutic potential and clinical translation...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287607/mitoception-transferring-isolated-human-msc-mitochondria-to-glioblastoma-stem-cells
#17
Brice Nzigou Mombo, Sabine Gerbal-Chaloin, Aleksandra Bokus, Martine Daujat-Chavanieu, Christian Jorgensen, Jean-Philippe Hugnot, Marie-Luce Vignais
Mitochondria play a central role for cell metabolism, energy production and control of apoptosis. Inadequate mitochondrial function has been found responsible for very diverse diseases, ranging from neurological pathologies to cancer. Interestingly, mitochondria have recently been shown to display the capacity to be transferred between cell types, notably from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to cancer cells in coculture conditions, with metabolic and functional consequences for the mitochondria recipient cells, further enhancing the current interest for the biological properties of these organelles...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286868/a-basis-for-comparison-sensitive-authentication-of-stem-cell-derived-rpe-using-physiological-responses-of-intact-rpe-monolayers
#18
Kiyoharu J Miyagishima, Qin Wan, Sheldon S Miller, Kapil Bharti
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a monolayer of highly specialized cells that help maintain the chemical composition of its surrounding subretinal and choroidal extracellular spaces. Retinal cells (photoreceptors in particular), RPE, and choroidal endothelial cells together help ensure a homeostatically stable metabolic environment with exquisitely sensitive functional responses to light. Aging and disease of the RPE impairs its supportive functions contributing to the progressive loss of photoreceptors and vision...
2017: Stem Cell and Translational Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285646/angiopoietin-like-protein-2-is-a-positive-regulator-of-osteoblast-differentiation
#19
Aiko Takano, Takao Fukuda, Takanori Shinjo, Misaki Iwashita, Etsuko Matsuzaki, Kensuke Yamamichi, Masaaki Takeshita, Terukazu Sanui, Fusanori Nishimura
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Several studies have reported that angiopoietin-like protein 2 (Angptl2) is expressed abundantly in adipocytes and is associated with adipose tissue inflammation. In the present study, we found that osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells also expressed Angptl2 at high levels. The aim of this study was to understand the role of Angptl2 in osteoblastic cell differentiation. METHODS: Angptl2 expression was examined during osteoblast and adipocyte differentiation...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285137/functional-analysis-of-carboxylesterase-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-enterocytes
#20
Tomoki Kabeya, Wakana Matsumura, Takahiro Iwao, Masakiyo Hosokawa, Tamihide Matsunaga
Human carboxylesterase (CES) is a key esterase involved in the metabolism and biotransformation of drugs. Hydrolysis activity in the human small intestine is predominantly mediated by CES2A1 rather than CES1A. In drug development studies, Caco-2 cells are commonly used as a model to predict drug absorption in the human small intestine. However, the expression patterns of CES2A1 and CES1A in Caco-2 cells differ from those in the human small intestine. There are also species-specific differences in CES expression patterns between human and experimental animals...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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