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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234944/investigating-the-mincing-method-for-isolation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-pregnant-women-fat
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Yuan-Sheng Li, Pao-Jen Chen, Li-Wei Wu, Pei-Wen Chou, Li-Yi Sun, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
The success of stem cell application in regenerative medicine, usually require a stable source of stem or progenitor cells. Fat tissue represents a good source of stem cells because it is rich in stem cells and there are fewer ethical issues related to the use of such stem cells, unlike embryonic stem cells. Therefore, there has been increased interest in adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for tissue engineering applications. Here, we aim to provide an easy processing method for isolating adult stem cells from human adipose tissue harvested from the subcutaneous fat of the abdominal wall during gynecologic surgery...
December 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234895/intestinal-stem-cells-to-advance-drug-development-precision-and-regenerative-medicine-a-paradigm-shift-in-translational-research
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Jonathan P Mochel, Albert E Jergens, Dawn Kingsbury, Hyun Jung Kim, Martín G Martín, Karin Allenspach
Recent advances in our understanding of the intestinal stem cell niche and the role of key signaling pathways on cell growth and maintenance have allowed the development of fully differentiated epithelial cells in 3D organoids. Stem cell-derived organoids carry significant levels of proteins that are natively expressed in the gut and have important roles in drug transport and metabolism. They are, therefore, particularly relevant to study the gastrointestinal (GI) absorption of oral medications. In addition, organoids have the potential to serve as a robust preclinical model for demonstrating the effectiveness of new drugs more rapidly, with more certainty, and at lower costs compared with live animal studies...
December 12, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234606/complete-genome-sequence-of-n2-fixing-model-strain-klebsiella-sp-nov-m5al-which-produces-plant-cell-wall-degrading-enzymes-and-siderophores
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Zhili Yu, Shuying Li, Yuanyuan Li, Zhuang Jiang, Jinru Zhou, Qianli An
The bacterial strain M5al is a model strain for studying the molecular genetics of N2-fixation and molecular engineering of microbial production of platform chemicals 1,3-propanediol and 2,3-butanediol. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of the strain M5al, which belongs to a novel species closely related to Klebsiella michiganensis. M5al secretes plant cell wall-degrading enzymes and colonizes rice roots but does not cause soft rot disease. M5al also produces siderophores and contains the gene clusters for synthesis and transport of yersiniabactin which is a critical virulence factor for Klebsiella pathogens in causing human disease...
March 2018: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234013/the-differentiation-stage-of-transplanted-stem-cells-modulates-nerve-regeneration
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Ching-Wen Huang, Wen-Chin Huang, Xuefeng Qiu, Flavia Fernandes Ferreira da Silva, Aijun Wang, Shyam Patel, Leon J Nesti, Mu-Ming Poo, Song Li
In regenerative medicine applications, the differentiation stage of implanted stem cells must be optimized to control cell fate and enhance therapeutic efficacy. We investigated the therapeutic potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells at two differentiation stages on peripheral nerve regeneration. Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) and Schwann cells (NCSC-SCs) derived from iPSCs were used to construct a tissue-engineered nerve conduit that was applied to bridge injured nerves in a rat sciatic nerve transection model...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230672/the-role-of-b-cell-maturation-antigen-in-the-biology-and-management-of-and-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-multiple-myeloma
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Eric Sanchez, Emily J Smith, Moryel A Yashar, Saurabh Patil, Mingjie Li, Autumn L Porter, Edward J Tanenbaum, Remy E Schlossberg, Camilia M Soof, Tara Hekmati, George Tang, Cathy S Wang, Haiming Chen, James R Berenson
B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) was originally identified as a cell membrane receptor, expressed exclusively on late stage B-cells and plasma cells (PCs). Investigations of BCMA as a target for therapeutic intervention in multiple myeloma (MM) were initiated in 2007, using cSG1 as a naked antibody (Ab) as well as an Ab-drug conjugate (ADC) targeting BCMA, ultimately leading to ongoing clinical studies for previously treated MM patients. Since then, multiple companies have developed anti-BCMA-directed ADCs...
December 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230433/proangiogenic-activity-of-endometrial-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-in-response-to-estradiol-in-gelatin-hydrogels
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Jacquelyn C Pence, Kathryn B H Clancy, Brendan A C Harley
Biomaterial vascularization remains a major focus in the field of tissue engineering. Biomaterial culture of endometrial cells is described as a platform to inform the design of proangiogenic biomaterials. The endometrium undergoes rapid growth and shedding of dense vascular networks during each menstrual cycle mediated via estradiol and progesterone in vivo. Cocultures of endometrial epithelial and stromal cells encapsulated within a methacrylamide-functionalized gelatin hydrogel are employed. It is reported that proangiogenic gene expression profiles and vascular endothelial growth factor production are hormone dependent in endometrial epithelial cells, but that hormone signals have no effect on human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)-immortalized endometrial stromal cells...
September 2017: Advanced Biosystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227558/rna-sequencing-identifies-gene-regulatory-networks-controlling-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-in-intervertebral-disk-tissues
#7
Scott M Riester, Yang Lin, Wei Wang, Lin Cong, Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Ali, Sun H Peck, Lachlan J Smith, Bradford L Currier, Michelle Clark, Paul Huddleston, William Krauss, Michael J Yaszemski, Mark E Morrey, Matthew P Abdel, Mohamad Bydon, Wenchun Qu, A Noelle Larson, Andre J van Wijnen, Ahmad Nassr
Degenerative disk disease of the spine is a major cause of back pain and disability. Optimization of regenerative medical therapies for degenerative disk disease requires a deep mechanistic understanding of the factors controlling the structural integrity of spinal tissues. In this investigation, we sought to identify candidate regulatory genes controlling extracellular matrix synthesis in spinal tissues. To achieve this goal we performed high throughput next generation RNA sequencing on 39 annulus fibrosus and 21 nucleus pulposus human tissue samples...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227181/effects-of-fuel-components-and-combustion-particle-physicochemical-properties-on-toxicological-responses-of-lung-cells
#8
Isabel C Jaramillo, Anne Sturrock, Hossein Ghiassi, Diana J Woller, Cassandra E Deering-Rice, JoAnn S Lighty, Robert Paine, Christopher Reilly, Kerry E Kelly
The physicochemical properties of combustion particles that promote lung toxicity are not fully understood, hindered by the fact that combustion particles vary based on the fuel and combustion conditions. Real-world combustion-particle properties also continually change as new fuels are implemented, engines age, and engine technologies evolve. This work used laboratory-generated particles produced under controlled combustion conditions in an effort to understand the relationship between different particle properties and the activation of established toxicological outcomes in human lung cells (H441 and THP-1)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225642/comparison-of-apical-transportation-with-the-use-of-rotary-system-and-reciprocating-handpiece-with-precurved-hand-files-an-in-vitro-study
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Fatemeh Mohammadian, Atefeh Sadeghi, Fatemeh Dibaji, Mona Sadegh, Zahra Ghoncheh, Mohammad Javad Kharrazifard
Introduction: Success of root canal treatment depends on several factors; among which, maintaining the original canal path during mechanical preparation is extremely important. This in vitro study aimed to compare apical transportation using RaCe NiTi rotary system and precurved stainless steel (SS) hand files in a reciprocating handpiece. Methods and Materials: Mesiobuccal canals of 40 extracted human mandibular first and second molars with 20 to 45° curvatures and 3 to 7 mm curve radius were chosen for this study...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225457/corneal-regeneration-by-induced-human-buccal-mucosa-cultivated-on-an-amniotic-membrane-following-alkaline-injury
#10
Rohaina Che Man, Then Kong Yong, Ng Min Hwei, Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Aida Zairani Mohd Zahidin, Roszalina Ramli, Aminuddin Bin Saim, Ruszymah Binti Hj Idrus
Various clinical disorders and injuries, such as chemical, thermal, or mechanical injuries, may lead to corneal loss that results in blindness. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to differentiate human buccal mucosa (BMuc) into corneal epithelial-like cells, to fabricate engineered corneal tissue using buccal mucosal epithelial cells, and to reconstruct a damaged corneal epithelium in a nude rat model. Methods: BMuc were subjected to 10 d of induction factors to investigate the potential of cells to differentiate into corneal lineages...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222786/nerve-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-1-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-assay
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Philip Lazarovici, Adi Lahiani, Galit Gincberg, Dikla Haham, Arnon Fluksman, Ofra Benny, Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Peter I Lelkes
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophin promoting survival, proliferation, differentiation, and neuroprotection in the embryonal and adult nervous system. NGF also induces angiogenic effects in the cardiovascular system, which may be beneficial in engineering new blood vessels and for developing novel anti-angiogenesis therapies for cancer. Angiogenesis is a cellular process characterized by a number of events, including endothelial cell migration, invasion, and assembly into capillaries. In vitro endothelial tube formation assays are performed using primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells, human aortic endothelial cells, and other human or rodent primary endothelial cells isolated from the vasculature of both tumors and normal tissues...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216596/understanding-social-and-behavioral-drivers-and-impacts-of-air-quality-sensor-use
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Bryan J Hubbell, Amanda Kaufman, Louie Rivers, Kayla Schulte, Gayle Hagler, Jane Clougherty, Wayne Cascio, Dan Costa
BACKGROUND: Lower-cost air quality sensors (hundreds to thousands of dollars) are now available to individuals and communities. This technology is undergoing a rapid and fragmented evolution, resulting in sensors that have uncertain data quality, measure different air pollutants and possess a variety of design attributes. Why and how individuals and communities choose to use sensors is arguably influenced by social context. For example, community experiences with environmental exposures and health effects and related interactions with industry and government can affect trust in traditional air quality monitoring...
December 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213288/microrna-214-suppresses-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-by-targeting-atf4
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Siqi Yao, Wei Zhao, Qianmin Ou, Lanchen Liang, Xuefeng Lin, Yan Wang
Periodontitis is the main cause of adult tooth loss. Stem cell-based tissue engineering has become a promising therapy for periodontitis treatment. To date, human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) have been shown to be a favorable source for tissue engineering, but modulatory mechanisms of hPDLSCs remain unclear. Approximately 60% of mammalian genes are the targets of over 2000 miRNAs in multiple human cell types, and miRNAs are able to influence various biological processes in the human body, including bone formation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209617/mirroring-the-multiple-potentials-of-micrornas-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Solenne Paiva, Onnik Agbulut
At present, cardiovascular diseases are depicted to be the leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. In the future, projections predict that ischemic heart disease will persist in the top main causes of illness. Within this alarming context, some tiny master regulators of gene expression programs, namely, microRNAs (miRNAs) carry three promising potentials. In fact, miRNAs can prove to be useful not only in terms of biomarkers allowing heart injury detection but also in terms of therapeutics to overcome limitations of past strategies and treat the lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207162/mir-33a-hinders-the-differentiation-of-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-urothelial-cells-in-an-inductive-condition-by-targeting-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-and-tgfr
#15
Gang Fan, Zhenzhou Xu, Xiang Hu, Mingfeng Li, Jie Zhou, Yong Zeng, Yu Xie
Tissue engineering technology offers an appealing approach for tissue reconstruction of the urothelium. Adipose‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) represent an abundant source for tissue engineering applications. However, ASCs primarily possess mesoderm lineage differentiation potential. It is difficult to induce differentiation of ASCs towards urothelial cells that are derived from the endoderm, although a recent findings have reported that a conditioned medium may drive ADSCs towards differentiation into the urothelium phenotype...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205212/experimental-identification-of-a-mathematical-model-of-human-operator-working-under-mental-stress
#16
Antoni Kopyt, Krystyna Zużewicz, Paweł Bartuzi
In engineering the human is considered as one of the system elements. In most studies, his/her model remains unchanged due to the external factors. The present study shows that a relation between the mental stress and human dynamics cannot be neglected. The dynamic characteristics of the operator model change due to external stimuli, i.e., mental stress. The aim of this study was to present identification of a mathematical human model and measurement methodology of the mental stress level. To determine the level of human response to external stimuli, the electrocardiography (ECG) and electromyography (EMG) methods were applied...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202279/cancer-specific-inhibitory-effects-of-genetically-engineered-stem-cells-expressing-cytosine-deaminase-and-interferon-%C3%AE-against-choriocarcinoma-in-xenografted-metastatic-mouse-models
#17
Gyu-Sik Kim, Jae-Rim Heo, Seung U Kim, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cancer treatments using stem cells expressing therapeutic genes have been identified for various types of cancers. In this study, we investigated inhibitory effects of HB1.F3.CD and HB1.F3.CD.IFN-β cells expressing Escherichia coli cytosine deaminase (CD) and human interferon-β (IFN-β) genes in intravenously (i.v.) injected mice with a metastasis model. In this treatment, pro-drug 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) is converted to cytotoxic drug 5-fluorouracil by hNSCs expressing the CD gene, which inhibits DNA synthesis in cancer cells...
December 1, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200956/stem-cells-from-cryopreserved-human-dental-pulp-tissues-sequentially-differentiate-into-definitive-endoderm-and-hepatocyte-like-cells-in-vitro
#18
Young-Jin Han, Young-Hoon Kang, Sarath Belame Shivakumar, Dinesh Bharti, Young-Bum Son, Yong-Ho Choi, Won-Uk Park, June-Ho Byun, Gyu-Jin Rho, Bong-Wook Park
We previously described a novel tissue cryopreservation protocol to enable the safe preservation of various autologous stem cell sources. The present study characterized the stem cells derived from long-term cryopreserved dental pulp tissues (hDPSCs-cryo) and analyzed their differentiation into definitive endoderm (DE) and hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) in vitro. Human dental pulp tissues from extracted wisdom teeth were cryopreserved as per a slow freezing tissue cryopreservation protocol for at least a year...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197579/microfluidic-production-of-bioactive-fibrin-micro-beads-embedded-in-crosslinked-collagen-used-as-an-injectable-bulking-agent-for-urinary-incontinence-treatment
#19
Vardar E, Larsson Hm, Simone Allazetta, Engelhardt Em, Pinnagoda K, Vythilingam G, Hubbell Ja, Lutolf Mp, Frey P
Endoscopic injection of bulking agents has been widely used to treat urinary incontinence, often due to urethral sphincter complex insufficiency. The aim of the study was to develop a novel injectable bioactive collagen-fibrin bulking agent restoring long-term continence by functional muscle tissue regeneration. Fibrin micro-beads were engineered using a droplet microfluidic system. They had an average diameter of 140 μm, and recombinant fibrin-binding insulin-like growth factor-1 (α2PI1-8-MMP-IGF-1) was covalently conjugated to the beads...
November 29, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190188/biomeasures-and-mechanistic-modeling-highlight-pk-pd-risks-for-a-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-fn14-in-kidney-disease
#20
Xiaoying Chen, Vahid Farrokhi, Pratap Singh, Mireia Fernandez Ocana, Jenil Patel, Lih-Ling Lin, Hendrik Neubert, Joanne Brodfuehrer
Discovery of the upregulation of fibroblast growth factor-inducible-14 (Fn14) receptor following tissue injury has prompted investigation into biotherapeutic targeting of the Fn14 receptor for the treatment of conditions such as chronic kidney diseases. In the development of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics, there is an increasing trend to use biomeasures combined with mechanistic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling to enable decision making in early discovery. With the aim of guiding preclinical efforts on designing an antibody with optimized properties, we developed a mechanistic site-of-action (SoA) PK/PD model for human application...
November 30, 2017: MAbs
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