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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203118/human-u87-glioblastoma-cells-with-stemness-features-display-enhanced-sensitivity-to-natural-killer-cell-cytotoxicity-through-altered-expression-of-nkg2d-ligand
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Se-Jeong Oh, Jung-In Yang, Ok Kim, Eun-Jung Ahn, Woo Dae Kang, Jae-Hyuk Lee, Kyung-Sub Moon, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Duck Cho
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most lethal tumors with a poor prognosis. Its inevitable recurrence is frequently explained by the presence of cancer stem cells. We aimed to show that human GBM cells with stemness features are more sensitive to natural killer (NK) cells than GBM cells without stemness characteristics. METHODS: Natural killer cell cytotoxicity was measured using flow cytometry in neurosphere-forming U87 GBM cells cultured with neurobasal media (NBE condition) and compared with that in serum-cultured U87 GBM cells (serum condition)...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181105/protein-kinase-ck2-is-important-for-the-function-of-glioblastoma-brain-tumor-initiating-cells
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Amber L Rowse, Sara A Gibson, Gordon P Meares, Rajani Rajbhandari, Susan E Nozell, Kory J Dees, Anita B Hjelmeland, Braden C McFarland, Etty N Benveniste
Protein kinase CK2 is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase composed of two catalytic subunits (α) and/or (α') and two regulatory (β) subunits. The expression and kinase activity of CK2 is elevated in many different cancers, including glioblastoma (GBM). Brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs) are a subset of cells that are highly tumorigenic and promote the resistance of GBM to current therapies. We previously reported that CK2 activity promotes prosurvival signaling in GBM. In this study, the role of CK2 signaling in BTIC function was examined...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174252/trbp-maintains-mammalian-embryonic-neural-stem-cell-properties-by-enhancing-the-notch-signaling-pathway-as-a-novel-transcriptional-coactivator
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Sung-Hyun Byun, Juwan Kim, Dasol Han, Mookwang Kwon, Jae Youl Cho, Hui Xuan Ng, Samuel J Pleasure, Keejung Yoon
Transactivation response element RNA-binding protein (TRBP) is known to play important roles in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication and microRNA biogenesis. However, recent studies implicate TRBP in a variety of biological processes as a mediator for cross-talk between signal transduction pathways. Here, we provide the first evidence that TRBP is required for efficient neurosphere formation, and expression of neural stem cell markers and Notch target genes in primary neural progenitor cells in vitro Consistent with this, introduction of TRBP into the mouse embryonic brain in utero increased the fraction of cells expressing Sox2 in the ventricular zone (VZ)...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160777/curcumin-decreases-malignant-characteristics-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-via-induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Zachary C Gersey, Gregor A Rodriguez, Eric Barbarite, Anthony Sanchez, Winston M Walters, Kelechi C Ohaeto, Ricardo J Komotar, Regina M Graham
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal form of primary brain tumor in adults. Following standard treatment of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, patients are expected to survive 12-14 months. Theorized cause of disease recurrence in these patients is tumor cell repopulation through the proliferation of treatment-resistant cancer stem cells. Current research has revealed curcumin, the principal ingredient in turmeric, can modulate multiple signaling pathways important for cancer stem cell self-renewal and survival...
February 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152180/magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-gene-delivery-to-two-and-three-dimensional-neural-stem-cell-cultures-magnet-assisted-transfection-and-multifection-approaches-to-enhance-outcomes
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Mark R Pickard, Christopher F Adams, Divya M Chari
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have high translational potential in transplantation therapies for neural repair. Enhancement of their therapeutic capacity by genetic engineering is an important goal for regenerative neurology. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are major non-viral vectors for safe bioengineering of NSCs, offering critical translational benefits over viral vectors, including safety, scalability, and ease of use. This unit describes protocols for the production of suspension (neurosphere) and adherent (monolayer) murine NSC cultures...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142224/effects-of-sulforaphane-on-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Zhenxian Han, Qian Xu, Changfu Li, Hong Zhao
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a natural organosulfur compound with ant-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of SFN on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSC). NSCs were exposed to SFN at the concentrations ranging from 0.25 to 10 µM. Cell viability was evaluated with MTT assay and lactate dehydogenase (LDH) release assay. The proliferation of NSCs was evaluated with neurosphere formation assay and Ki-67 staining. The level of Tuj-1 was evaluated with immunostaining and western blot to assess NSC neuronal differentiation...
January 31, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139105/-establishment-of-a-preclinical-neuroblastoma-model-in-immunocompetent-mice
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A L Luis, M Espinoza, L Franco, A González-Murillo, G J Melen, J C Ollero Fresno, L Madero, M Ramírez
AIM: To develop a NB animal model which makes possible studies related to tumor immunity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two types of NB cells were used. Cell line 36769 was derived from TH-MYCN+ mouse in which overexpression of the MYCN gene is governed by rat tyrosine hydroxylase promotor. Cell line 4040 was derived from TH-MYCN/ALK mice, which in addition express an activating mutation of ALK gene. For each cell type, 1x10(6) neurospheres were implanted in 129/SVJ mice (with the same genetic background as donors, n=8), via orthotopic injection in the left suprarenal gland by intraperitoneal approach, through a transverse supraumbilical laparotomy...
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134245/spheroid-arrays-for-high-throughput-single-cell-analysis-of-spatial-patterns-and-biomarker-expression-in-3d
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Delyan P Ivanov, Anna M Grabowska
We describe and share a device, methodology and image analysis algorithms, which allow up to 66 spheroids to be arranged into a gel-based array directly from a culture plate for downstream processing and analysis. Compared to processing individual samples, the technique uses 11-fold less reagents, saves time and enables automated imaging. To illustrate the power of the technology, we showcase applications of the methodology for investigating 3D spheroid morphology and marker expression and for in vitro safety and efficacy screens...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131724/insights-in-spatio-temporal-characterization-of-human-fetal-neural-stem-cells
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Raquel Martín-Ibáñez, Inés Guardia, Mónica Pardo, Cristina Herranz, Rike Zietlow, Ngoc-Nga Vinh, Anne Rosser, Josep M Canals
Primary human fetal cells have been used in clinical trials of cell replacement therapy for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease (HD). However, human fetal primary cells are scarce and difficult to work with and so a renewable source of cells is sought. Human fetal neural stem cells (hfNSCs) can be generated from human fetal tissue, but little is known about the differences between hfNSCs obtained from different developmental stages and brain areas. In the present work we characterized hfNSCs, grown as neurospheres, obtained from three developmental stages: 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9weeks post conception (wpc) and four brain areas: forebrain, cortex, whole ganglionic eminence (WGE) and cerebellum...
January 25, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125818/neural-stem-cells-and-fetal-onset-hydrocephalus
#10
Esteban M Rodríguez, María M Guerra
Fetal-onset hydrocephalus is not only a disorder of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics, but also a brain disorder. How can we explain the inborn and, so far, irreparable neurological impairment in children born with hydrocephalus? We hypothesize that a cell junction pathology of neural stem cells (NSC) leads to two inseparable phenomena: hydrocephalus and abnormal neurogenesis. All neurons, glial cells, and ependymal cells of the mammalian central nervous system originate from the NSC forming the ventricular zone (VZ) and the neural progenitor cells (NPC) forming the subventricular zone...
January 27, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122047/cryopreservation-of-gabaergic-neuronal-precursors-for-cell-based-therapy
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Daniel Rodríguez-Martínez, María Magdalena Martínez-Losa, Manuel Alvarez-Dolado
Cryopreservation protocols are essential for stem cells storage in order to apply them in the clinic. Here we describe a new standardized cryopreservation protocol for GABAergic neural precursors derived from the medial glanglionic eminence (MGE), a promising source of GABAergic neuronal progenitors for cell therapy against interneuron-related pathologies. We used 10% Me2SO as cryoprotectant and assessed the effects of cell culture amplification and cellular organization, as in toto explants, neurospheres, or individualized cells, on post-thaw cell viability and retrieval...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115854/multivoxel-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-identifies-enriched-foci-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Tao He, Tianming Qiu, Xiaodong Wang, Hongxing Gui, Xilong Wang, Qikuan Hu, Hechun Xia, Gaoyang Qi, Jinsong Wu, Hui Ma
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the correlation between choline/creatine (Cho/Cr) ratios determined by multivoxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) and the distribution of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in high-grade gliomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with high-grade gliomas were recruited and underwent (1)H-MRS examination before surgery to identify distinct tumor regions with variable Cho/Cr ratios. Using intraoperative neuronavigation, tumor tissues were accurately sampled from regions with high and low Cho/Cr ratios within each tumor...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112162/zika-virus-disrupts-molecular-fingerprinting-of-human-neurospheres
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Patricia P Garcez, Juliana Minardi Nascimento, Janaina Mota de Vasconcelos, Rodrigo Madeiro da Costa, Rodrigo Delvecchio, Pablo Trindade, Erick Correia Loiola, Luiza M Higa, Juliana S Cassoli, Gabriela Vitória, Patricia C Sequeira, Jaroslaw Sochacki, Renato S Aguiar, Hellen Thais Fuzii, Ana M Bispo de Filippis, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves Vianez Júnior, Amilcar Tanuri, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Stevens K Rehen
Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with microcephaly and other brain abnormalities; however, the molecular consequences of ZIKV to human brain development are still not fully understood. Here we describe alterations in human neurospheres derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells infected with the strain of Zika virus that is circulating in Brazil. Combining proteomics and mRNA transcriptional profiling, over 500 proteins and genes associated with the Brazilian ZIKV infection were found to be differentially expressed...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097475/svct2-is-expressed-by-cerebellar-precursor-cells-which-differentiate-into-neurons-in-response-to-ascorbic-acid
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Karina Oyarce, Carmen Silva-Alvarez, Luciano Ferrada, Fernando Martínez, Katterine Salazar, Francisco Nualart
Ascorbic acid (AA) is a known antioxidant that participates in a wide range of processes, including stem cell differentiation. It enters the cell through the sodium-ascorbate co-transporter SVCT2, which is mainly expressed by neurons in the adult brain. Here, we have characterized SVCT2 expression in the postnatal cerebellum in situ, a model used for studying neurogenesis, and have identified its expression in granular precursor cells and mature neurons. We have also detected SVCT2 expression in the cerebellar cell line C17...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095779/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-activate-the-p53-signaling-pathway-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Akiko Okuda, Suguru Kurokawa, Masanori Takehashi, Aika Maeda, Katsuya Fukuda, Yukari Kubo, Hyuma Nogusa, Tomoka Takatani-Nakase, Shujiro Okuda, Kunihiro Ueda, Seigo Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1), which catalyzes poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of proteins by using NAD(+) as a substrate, plays a key role in several nuclear events, including DNA repair, replication, and transcription. Recently, PARP-1 was reported to participate in the somatic cell reprogramming process. Previously, we revealed a role for PARP-1 in the induction of neural apoptosis in a cellular model of cerebral ischemia and suggested the possible use of PARP inhibitors as a new therapeutic intervention...
January 17, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089669/exposure-to-gdnf-enhances-the-ability-of-enteric-neural-progenitors-to%C3%A2-generate-an-enteric-nervous-system
#16
Sonja J McKeown, Mitra Mohsenipour, Annette J Bergner, Heather M Young, Lincon A Stamp
Cell therapy is a promising approach to generate an enteric nervous system (ENS) and treat enteric neuropathies. However, for translation to the clinic, it is highly likely that enteric neural progenitors will require manipulation prior to transplantation to enhance their ability to migrate and generate an ENS. In this study, we examine the effects of exposure to several factors on the ability of ENS progenitors, grown as enteric neurospheres, to migrate and generate an ENS. Exposure to glial-cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) resulted in a 14-fold increase in neurosphere volume and a 12-fold increase in cell number...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087981/humanized-chondroitinase-abc-sensitizes-glioblastoma-cells-to-temozolomide
#17
Alena Cristina Jaime-Ramirez, Nina Dmitrieva, Ji Young Yoo, Yeshavanth Banasavadi-Siddegowda, Jianying Zhang, Theresa Relation, Chelsea Bolyard-Blessing, Jeffrey Wojton, Balveen Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Malignant gliomas (GBMs) are extremely aggressive and have a median survival of approximately 15 months. Current treatment modalities, which include surgical resection, radiation and chemotherapy, have done little to prolong the lives of GBM patients. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPG) are critical for cell-cell and cell-extra cellular matrix (ECM) interactions and are implicated in glioma growth and invasion. Chondroitinase (Chase) ABC is a bacterial enzyme that cleaves chondroitin sulfate disaccharide chains from CSPGs in the tumor ECM...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074931/eid3-directly-associates-with-dnmt3a-during-transdifferentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-npc-like-cells
#18
Liang Luo, Wen-Jin Chen, James Q Yin, Ru-Xiang Xu
There has been recently been increased interest in the plasticity of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UMSCs) and their potential in the treatment of neurological disorders. In this study, UMSCs were transdifferentiated into neural stem-like cells (uNSCL), these cells grow in neurosphere-like structures and express high levels of NSCs markers. Epigenetics-related gene screening was here used to assess the relationship between E1A-like inhibitor of differentiation 3 (EID3), a p300 inhibitor, and DNA methyltransferase 3 A (DNMT3A) during the transdifferentiation of UMSCs into uNSCL in vitro...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063006/therapeutic-value-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-promoting-neural-stem-cell-survival-and-differentiation-and-protecting-against-neuronal-hearing-loss
#19
Zhao Han, Cong-Pin Wang, Ning Cong, Yu-Yan Gu, Rui Ma, Fang-Lu Chi
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that modulates survival and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). We investigated the function of NGF in promoting growth and neuronal differentiation of NSCs isolated from mouse cochlear tissue, as well as its protective properties against gentamicin (GMC) ototoxicity. NSCs were isolated from the cochlea of mice and cultured in vitro. Effect of NGF on survival, neurosphere formation, and differentiation of the NSCs, as well as neurite outgrowth and neural excitability in the subsequent in vitro neuronal network, was examined...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062830/dissecting-inherent-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-patient-derived-glioblastoma-culture-models
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Jian Teng, Cintia Carla da Hora, Rami S Kantar, Ichiro Nakano, Hiroaki Wakimoto, Tracy T Batchelor, E Antonio Chiocca, Christian E Badr, Bakhos A Tannous
BACKGROUND: Molecular profile of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) revealed 4 subtypes, 2 of which, proneural and mesenchymal, have been predominantly observed, with the latter displaying a more aggressive phenotype and increased therapeutic resistance. Single-cell RNA sequencing revealed that multiple subtypes actually reside within the same tumor, suggesting cellular heterogeneity in GBM. Further, plasticity between these 2 subtypes is observed during tumor recurrence and in response to radiation therapy...
January 6, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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