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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731612/mesoderm-lineage-3d-tissue-constructs-are-produced-at-large-scale-in-a-3d-stem-cell-bioprocess
#1
Jae Min Cha, Athanasios Mantalaris, Sunyoung Jung, Yurim Ji, Oh Young Bang, Hojae Bae
Various studies have presented different approaches to direct pluripotent stem cell differentiation such as applying defined sets of exogenous biochemical signals and genetic/epigenetic modifications. Although differentiation to target lineages was successfully regulated, such conventional methods are often complicated, laborious, and not cost-effective to be employed to the large-scale production of 3D stem cell-based tissue constructs. In this study, we developed a 3D-culture platform that could realize the large-scale production of mesoderm lineage tissue constructs from embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730749/impact-of-the-dynamic-and-static-component-of-the-sport-practiced-for-electrocardiogram-analysis-in-screening-athletes
#2
Nicolas Maillot, Charles Guenancia, Nobila V Yameogo, Aurélie Gudjoncik, Fabien Garnier, Luc Lorgis, Frédéric Chagué, Yves Cottin
BACKGROUND: To interpret the electrocardiogram (ECG) of athletes, the recommendations of the ESC and the Seattle criteria define type-1 peculiarities, those induced by training, and type-2, those not induced by training, to rule out cardiomyopathy. The specificity of the screening was improved by Sheikh who definied "Refined Criteria", which includes a group of intermediate peculiarities. The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of static and dynamic components on the prevalence of different types of abnormalities...
July 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730733/the-potential-impact-of-radix-paeoniae-alba-in-embryonic-development-of-mice
#3
Wei Xu, Ling Xu, Bin Deng, Jing Leng, Nong Tang, Li Chun Zhao, Hong Hai Zhou, Zhong Zhen Zhao, Zhi Jun Yang, Ting Ting Xiao, Xiao Ying Tian, Alan H M Ho, Nickie W K Chan, Yeuk Lung Chow, Chi Yi Chow, Min Xu
Although Radix Paeoniae Alba (RPA) has been ranked as one of the top 6 herbs used frequently to prevent and treat miscarriages clinically, there is no clear evidence regarding its safety in embryonic development. This study aims to evaluate the potential impacts of RPA on embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and pregnant mice. Cytotoxicity assays of the extract were performed in ESCs and 3T3 cells. Pregnant ICR mice were orally treated with RPA extracts at dosages of 0 (G1 group as negative controls), 2, 8 and 32 g/kg/day (G2, G3 and G4 groups) respectively from the gestation day (Gd) 6-15...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730239/wnt-and-nodal-signaling-simultaneously-induces-definitive-endoderm-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#4
Wa Zhong, Yu Lai, Tao Yu, Zhong Sheng Xia, Yu Hong Yuan, Hui Ouyang, Ti Dong Shan, Qi Kui Chen
Induced differentiation of definitive endoderm (DE) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) has been the recent focus of studies investigating regeneration and transplantation of organs of the digestive system. Poor cell survival is the most important challenge to DE differentiation from ESCs. This study aimed to optimize culture conditions to promote the differentiation of mouse ESCs into DE, and to investigate the roles of the Wnt and Nodal signaling pathways in the DE differentiation. The mouse ESCs were treated with or without leukemia inhibitory factor, Wnt3a and Activin A alone or together, and examined the DE differentiation by the DE marker CXCR4 and the ESC marker Oct4...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729539/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-and-primary-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium
#5
Heidi Hongisto, Antti Jylhä, Janika Nättinen, Jochen Rieck, Tanja Ilmarinen, Zoltán Veréb, Ulla Aapola, Roger Beuerman, Goran Petrovski, Hannu Uusitalo, Heli Skottman
Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells (hESC-RPE) provide an unlimited cell source for retinal cell replacement therapies. Clinical trials using hESC-RPE to treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are currently underway. Human ESC-RPE cells have been thoroughly characterized at the gene level but their protein expression profile has not been studied at larger scale. In this study, proteomic analysis was used to compare hESC-RPE cells differentiated from two independent hESC lines, to primary human RPE (hRPE) using Isobaric tags for relative quantitation (iTRAQ)...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728451/esc-expert-statement-on-the-effects-on-mood-of-the-natural-cycle-and-progestin-only-contraceptives
#6
G S Merki-Feld, D Apter, G Bartfai, G Grandi, K Haldre, M Lech, R Lertxundi, I Lete, P Lobo Abascal, S Raine, F Roumen, D Serfaty, L P Shulman, S Skouby, J Bitzer
Hormonal fluctuations during the natural cycle, as well as progestins used for hormonal contraception, can exert effects on mood especially in vulnerable women. Negative effects of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine contraception on mood are rare.
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728058/high-prevalence-of-esbls-in-retail-chicken-meat-despite-reduced-use-of-antimicrobials-in-chicken-production-france
#7
Tiago Casella, Mara Correa Lelles Nogueira, Estelle Saras, Marisa Haenni, Jean-Yves Madec
Extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are critically important antibiotics for humans and their use in animals poses a potential threat for public health. Chicken represents an increasing part of the human diet and has also been regarded as a source of ESC-resistant Enterobacteriaceae because of the worldwide off-label use of ceftiofur, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin. Thus, numerous studies pointed out chicken as a reservoir of ESBL/pAmpC genes, plasmids and/or clones at risk for humans. In France, late 2011, strong political pressure led to a drastic reduction of ceftiofur use and all other antibiotics in chicken production...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724268/efficient-expansion-of-sall4-transduced-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-cd133-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#8
Majid Mossahebi-Mohammadi, Amir Atashi, Saeid Kaviani, Masoud Soleimani
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) were characterized by self-renewal and multilineage potential. Umbilical cord blood-derived (UCB) as an alternative source of HSCs is widely used especially in children for stem cells transplant (SCT). The main limitation in using UCB for transplantation especially in adults is low cell dose. To overcome this limitation besides using double dose UCB, ex vivo expansion is the most important way to increase cell number for transplantation. HSCs are mainly isolated using CD133 or CD34...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721638/contribution-of-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-definitive-infective-endocarditis-the-infectious-disease-specialist-s-point-of-view
#9
B Davido, A Moussiegt, A Dinh, O Senard, L Deconinck, O Auzel, X Repesse, M Sirol, M Morgan, J Salomon
In 1994, the original Duke criteria introduced the usefulness of echocardiography for the diagnosis of definitive infective endocarditis (IE). Recently, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlighted the need of complementary imaging to support the diagnosis of embolic events and cardiac involvement when echocardiography findings are negative or doubtful. We decided to study the usefulness of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography (TTE/TEE) for the diagnosis of definitive IE in patients who already benefited from complementary investigations...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720051/plasma-and-amniotic-fluid-ppar%C3%AE-is-involved-in-the-lipid-metabolism-of-maternal-fetal-interface-cells
#10
Yan Cheng, Shuangping Liu, Ru Lin, Jue Wang, Ting Peng, Qingying Zhang, Haidong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was at detecting the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to investigate whether PPARγ regulates the lipid metabolism of maternal-fetal interface cells. METHODS: We detected the expression of PPARγ in the maternal plasma, fetal plasma and amniotic fluid of two groups of women with GDM or normal pregnancy using ELISA and western blot. Establish the cell models of the indirect coculture model and the separate culture model using BeWo cells and endometrial stromal cells (ESCs)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717322/th1-th2-balance-and-humoral-immune-response-to-potential-antigens-as-early-diagnostic-method-of-equine-strongylus-nematode-infection
#11
Faten A M Abo-Aziza, Seham H M Hendawy, Amira H El Namaky, Heba M Ashry
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the early diagnosis of strongyle infection based on early changes in Th1 and Th2 cytokines beside the diagnostic accuracy values and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and western blotting profiles using prepared strongyles antigens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 73 donkeys had a mean age of 4-32 years old were parasitologically examined for strongyle infection. The early changes in Th1 and Th2 cytokines were determined, and the diagnostic accuracy values and SDS-PAGE and western blotting profiles were performed using prepared strongyles antigens; crude somatic Strongylusvulgaris (CSS), excretory-secretory S...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715716/ronin-influences-the-dna-damage-response-in-pluripotent-stem-cells
#12
Bryce A Seifert, Marion Dejosez, Thomas P Zwaka
Early mammalian embryonic cells must maintain a particularly robust DNA repair system, as mutations at this developmental point have detrimental consequences for the organism. How the repair system can be tuned to fulfill such elevated requirements is largely unknown, but it may involve transcriptional regulation. Ronin (Thap11) is a transcriptional regulator responsible for vital programs in pluripotent cells. Here, we report that this protein also modulates the DNA damage response of such cells. We show that conditional Ronin knockout sensitizes embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to UV-C-induced DNA damage in association with Atr pathway activation and G2/M arrest...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713933/mir%C3%A2-146b%C3%A2-5p-promotes-the-neural-conversion-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-targeting-smad4
#13
Nianping Zhang, Ying Lyu, Xuebing Pan, Liping Xu, Aiguo Xuan, Xiaosong He, Wandan Huang, Dahong Long
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are regarded as potential sources that provide specific neural cells for cell therapy in some nervous system diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying the neural differentiation of PSCs remain largely unknown. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are a class of small non‑pro-tein-coding RNAs that act as critical regulatory molecules in many cellular processes. In this study, we found that miR‑146b‑5p expression was markedly increased following the neural induction of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) or induced PSCs (iPSCs)...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#14
Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706537/can-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-stromal-cells-serve-a-starting-material-for-myoblasts
#15
Yu Ando, Marie Saito, Masakazu Machida, Chikako Yoshida-Noro, Hidenori Akutsu, Masataka Takahashi, Masashi Toyoda, Akihiro Umezawa
A large number of myocytes are necessary to treat intractable muscular disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy with cell-based therapies. However, starting materials for cellular therapy products such as myoblasts, marrow stromal cells, menstrual blood-derived cells, and placenta-derived cells have a limited lifespan and cease to proliferate in vitro. From the viewpoints of manufacturing and quality control, cells with a long lifespan are more suitable as a starting material. In this study, we generated stromal cells for future myoblast therapy from a working cell bank of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705107/the-systematic-coronary-risk-evaluation-score-for-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-does-evidence-exist-for-its-effectiveness-a-systematic-review
#16
Tomasz Tomasik, Janusz Krzysztoń, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk, Violetta Kijowska, Adam Windak
OBJECTIVES: The SCORE model predicts the ten-year risk of cardiovascular mortality but it is still unknown whether applying the SCORE in clinical practice subsequently improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of total cardiovascular risk estimation using the SCORE in preventing serious cardiovascular events in European adults without prior CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data sources: eight bibliographical databases (2003 - August 2015), other internet sources and reference lists of articles were checked...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703914/hsd3b2-associated-in-modulating-steroid-hormone-synthesis-pathway-regulates-the-differentiation-of-chicken-embryonic-stem-cells-into-spermatogonial-stem-cells
#17
Chen Zhang, Man Wang, Nana He, Mahmoud F Ahmed, Yilin Wang, Ruifeng Zhao, Xinjian Yu, Jing Jin, Jiuzhou Song, Qisheng Zuo, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
Steroid hormones regulate differentiation of various types of cell during embryogenesis. Testosterone is one of the androgens that bind to receptors to regulate gene expression and promote spermatogenesis. Our results showed that testosterone, as a product of steroid hormones synthesis pathway, could facilitate the differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). The analysis of the steroid hormones synthesis pathway demonstrated that 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase2 (Hsd3b2) plays a major role in the synthesis of testosterone...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701362/accuracy-of-the-ecg-for-differential-diagnosis-between-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-athlete-s-heart-comparison-between-the-european-society-of-cardiology-2010-and-international-2017-criteria
#18
Alessandro Zorzi, Chiara Calore, Riccardo Vio, Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado
BACKGROUND: Interpretation of the athlete's ECG is based on differentiation between benign ECG changes and potentially pathological abnormalities. The aim of the study was to compare the 2010 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the 2017 International criteria for differential diagnosis between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and athlete's heart. METHODS: The study populations included 200 patients with HCM and 563 athletes grouped as follows: 'group 1', including normal ECG and isolated increase of QRS voltages, which are considered non-pathologic according to ESC and International criteria; 'group 2', including left atrial enlargement or left axis deviation in isolation and Q-waves with an amplitude ≥4 mm but <25% of the ensuing R-wave and a duration <0...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693365/behavior-of-xeno-transplanted-undifferentiated-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-impacted-by-microenvironment-without-evidence-of-tumors
#19
Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno, Bonnie Barrilleaux, Ashley McDonough, Jeanelle Ariza, Benjamin Yuen, Priyanka Somanath, Catherine Le, Craig Steward, Kayla Horton, Paul Knoepfler
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) have great clinical potential via the use of their differentiated progeny, a population in which there is some concern over risks of tumorigenicity or other unwanted cellular behavior due to residual hPSC. Preclinical studies using human stem cells are most often performed within a xenotransplant context. Here, we sought to measure how undifferentiated hPSC behave following xenotransplant. We directly transplanted undifferentiated human induced pluripotent and embryonic stem cells (hIPSC; hESC) into the adult mouse brain ventricle and analyzed their fates...
July 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691508/substantial-improvement-of-primary-cardiovascular-prevention-by-a-systematic-score-based-multimodal-approach-a-randomized-trial-the-preford-study
#20
Detlef Bernd Gysan, Stefanie Millentrup, Christian Albus, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Joachim Latsch, Helmut Gohlke, Gerd Herold, Karl Wegscheider, Christian Heming, Melchior Seyfarth, Hans-Georg Predel
Trial design Prospective randomized multicentre interventional study. Methods Individual cardiovascular risk assessment in Ford Company, Germany employees ( n = 4.196), using the European Society of Cardiology-Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (ESC-SCORE) for classification into three risk groups. Subjects assigned to ESC high-risk group (ESC-SCORE ≥ 5%), without a history of cardiovascular disease were eligible for randomization to a multimodal 15-week intervention programme (INT) or to usual care and followed up for 36 months...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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