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induced pluripotent stem cell microglia

Panagiotis Douvaras, Bruce Sun, Minghui Wang, Ilya Kruglikov, Gregory Lallos, Matthew Zimmer, Cecile Terrenoire, Bin Zhang, Sam Gandy, Eric Schadt, Donald O Freytes, Scott Noggle, Valentina Fossati
Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, are crucial to proper development and maintenance of the CNS, and their involvement in numerous neurological disorders is increasingly being recognized. To improve our understanding of human microglial biology, we devised a chemically defined protocol to generate human microglia from pluripotent stem cells. Myeloid progenitors expressing CD14/CX3CR1 were generated within 30 days of differentiation from both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Further differentiation of the progenitors resulted in ramified microglia with highly motile processes, expressing typical microglial markers...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
Yasuhiro Kokubu, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kenji Kawabata
Brain-derived microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs), which play a central role in blood brain barrier (BBB), can be used for the evaluation of drug transport into the brain. Although human BMEC cell lines have already been reported, they lack original properties such as barrier integrity. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can be used for various applications such as regenerative therapy, drug screening, and pathological study. In the recent study, an induction method of BMECs from PSCs has been established, making it possible to more precisely study the in vitro human BBB function...
April 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Hetal Pandya, Michael J Shen, David M Ichikawa, Andrea B Sedlock, Yong Choi, Kory R Johnson, Gloria Kim, Mason A Brown, Abdel G Elkahloun, Dragan Maric, Colin L Sweeney, Selamawit Gossa, Harry L Malech, Dorian B McGavern, John K Park
Microglia are resident inflammatory cells of the CNS and have important roles in development, homeostasis and a variety of neurologic and psychiatric diseases. Difficulties in procuring human microglia have limited their study and hampered the clinical translation of microglia-based treatments shown to be effective in animal disease models. Here we report the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) into microglia-like cells by exposure to defined factors and co-culture with astrocytes...
May 2017: Nature Neuroscience
Julian Buchrieser, William James, Michael D Moore
Tissue-resident macrophages, such as microglia, Kupffer cells, and Langerhans cells, derive from Myb-independent yolk sac (YS) progenitors generated before the emergence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Myb-independent YS-derived resident macrophages self-renew locally, independently of circulating monocytes and HSCs. In contrast, adult blood monocytes, as well as infiltrating, gut, and dermal macrophages, derive from Myb-dependent HSCs. These findings are derived from the mouse, using gene knockouts and lineage tracing, but their applicability to human development has not been formally demonstrated...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
Sven Micklisch, Yuchen Lin, Saskia Jacob, Marcus Karlstetter, Katharina Dannhausen, Prasad Dasari, Monika von der Heide, Hans-Martin Dahse, Lisa Schmölz, Felix Grassmann, Medhanie Alene, Sascha Fauser, Harald Neumann, Stefan Lorkowski, Diana Pauly, Bernhard H Weber, Antonia M Joussen, Thomas Langmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The polymorphism rs10490924 in the ARMS2 gene is highly associated with AMD and linked to an indel mutation (del443ins54), the latter inducing mRNA instability. At present, the function of the ARMS2 protein, the exact cellular sources in the retina and the biological consequences of the rs10490924 polymorphism are unclear. METHODS: Recombinant ARMS2 was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and protein functions were studied regarding cell surface binding and complement activation in human serum using fluoresence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as laser scanning microscopy (LSM)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
C M Sellgren, S D Sheridan, J Gracias, D Xuan, T Fu, R H Perlis
Engulfment of synapses and neural progenitor cells (NPCs) by microglia is critical for the development and maintenance of proper brain circuitry, and has been implicated in neurodevelopmental as well as neurodegenerative disease etiology. We have developed and validated models of these mechanisms by reprogramming microglia-like cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and combining them with NPCs and neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to create patient-specific cellular models of complement-dependent synaptic pruning and elimination of NPCs...
February 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
Attila Szabo, Attila Kovacs, Jordi Riba, Srdjan Djurovic, Eva Rajnavolgyi, Ede Frecska
N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a potent endogenous hallucinogen present in the brain of humans and other mammals. Despite extensive research, its physiological role remains largely unknown. Recently, DMT has been found to activate the sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R), an intracellular chaperone fulfilling an interface role between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria. It ensures the correct transmission of ER stress into the nucleus resulting in the enhanced production of antistress and antioxidant proteins...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Julien Muffat, Yun Li, Bingbing Yuan, Maisam Mitalipova, Attya Omer, Sean Corcoran, Grisilda Bakiasi, Li-Huei Tsai, Patrick Aubourg, Richard M Ransohoff, Rudolf Jaenisch
Microglia, the only lifelong resident immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS), are highly specialized macrophages that have been recognized to have a crucial role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). However, in contrast to other cell types of the human CNS, bona fide microglia have not yet been derived from cultured human pluripotent stem cells. Here we establish a robust and efficient protocol for the rapid production of microglia-like cells from human (h) embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that uses defined serum-free culture conditions...
November 2016: Nature Medicine
Rachelle Balez, Nicole Steiner, Martin Engel, Sonia Sanz Muñoz, Jeremy Stephen Lum, Yizhen Wu, Dadong Wang, Pascal Vallotton, Perminder Sachdev, Michael O'Connor, Kuldip Sidhu, Gerald Münch, Lezanne Ooi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, yet current therapeutic treatments are inadequate due to a complex disease pathogenesis. The plant polyphenol apigenin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties in a number of cell and animal models; however a comprehensive assessment has not been performed in a human model of AD. Here we have used a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model of familial and sporadic AD, in addition to healthy controls, to assess the neuroprotective activity of apigenin...
2016: Scientific Reports
Katrin I Andreasson, Adam D Bachstetter, Marco Colonna, Florent Ginhoux, Clive Holmes, Bruce Lamb, Gary Landreth, Daniel C Lee, Donovan Low, Marina A Lynch, Alon Monsonego, M Kerry O'Banion, Milos Pekny, Till Puschmann, Niva Russek-Blum, Leslie A Sandusky, Maj-Linda B Selenica, Kazuyuki Takata, Jessica Teeling, Terrence Town, Linda J Van Eldik
Neuroinflammation is critically involved in numerous neurodegenerative diseases, and key signaling steps of innate immune activation hence represent promising therapeutic targets. This mini review series originated from the 4th Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation held in Bonn, Germany, 7-9th May 2015, presenting updates on innate immunity in acute brain injury and chronic neurodegenerative disorders, such as traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer disease, on the role of astrocytes and microglia, as well as technical developments that may help elucidate neuroinflammatory mechanisms and establish clinical relevance...
September 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
Monika Myszczynska, Laura Ferraiuolo
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a complex multifactorial disorder, characterized by motor neuron loss with involvement of several other cell types, including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia. Studies in vivo and in in vitro models have highlighted that the contribution of non-neuronal cells to the disease is a primary event and ALS pathogenesis is driven by both cell-autonomous and non-cell autonomous mechanisms. The advancements in genetics and in vitro modeling of the past 10 years have dramatically changed the way we investigate the pathogenic mechanisms involved in ALS...
March 2016: Brain Pathology
Sarah E Sullivan, Tracy L Young-Pearse
The ability to accurately and systematically evaluate the cellular mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer׳s disease (AD) should lead to advancements in therapeutics. Recent developments in human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have afforded the opportunity to use human neurons and glia to study cellular changes involved in neurological diseases. iPSCs have the potential to be differentiated into AD-relevant cell types, including forebrain neurons, astrocytes, and microglia...
February 1, 2017: Brain Research
Bikun Xian, Bing Huang
Stem cell transplantation is a potential curative treatment for degenerative diseases of the retina. Among cell injection sites, the subretinal space (SRS) is particularly advantageous as it is maintained as an immune privileged site by the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer. Thus, the success of subretinal transplantation depends on maintenance of RPE integrity. Moreover, both embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have negligible immunogenicity and in fact are immunosuppressive...
September 14, 2015: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Jie Qin, Xun Ma, Haiyun Qi, Bo Song, Yanlin Wang, Xuejun Wen, Qing Mei Wang, Shilei Sun, Yusheng Li, Rui Zhang, Xinjing Liu, Haiman Hou, Guangming Gong, Yuming Xu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) treatment on acute cerebral inflammation and injuries after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), though they have shown promising therapeutic potentials in ischemic stoke. METHODS: An ICH model was established by stereotactic injection of collagenase VII into the left striatum of male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Six hours later, ICH rats were randomly divided into two groups and received intracerebrally 10 μl of PBS with or without 1 × 10(6) of iPSCs...
2015: PloS One
Fabien G Lafaille, Michael J Ciancanelli, Lorenz Studer, Gregory Smith, Luigi Notarangelo, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Shen-Ying Zhang
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is a common virus that can rarely invade the human central nervous system (CNS), causing devastating encephalitis. The permissiveness to HSV-1 of the various relevant cell types of the CNS, neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia cells, as well as their response to viral infection, has been extensively studied in humans and other animals. Nevertheless, human CNS cell-based models of anti-HSV-1 immunity are of particular importance, as responses to any given neurotropic virus may differ between humans and other animals...
2015: Frontiers in Immunology
Mariusz Ratajczak, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Jerzy Samochowiec
The expanding field of stem cell research is now beginning to help with the problems of modern psychiatry. On the one hand, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can now be used to generate neural cell lines from patients suffering from psychiatric disorders, which can then serve as models for studying changes in gene expression pattern involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases. These artificially generated neural cells are also employed in studying the efficacy of newly developed antipsychotic treatments...
November 2014: Psychiatria Polska
Go Itakura, Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Soraya Nishimura, Hiroki Iwai, Morito Takano, Akio Iwanami, Yoshiaki Toyama, Hideyuki Okano, Masaya Nakamura
Our previous work reported functional recovery after transplantation of mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem/progenitor cells (hiPSC-NS/PCs) into rodent models of spinal cord injury (SCI). Although hiPSC-NS/PCs proved useful for the treatment of SCI, the tumorigenicity of the transplanted cells must be resolved before they can be used in clinical applications. The current study sought to determine the feasibility of ablation of the tumors formed after hiPSC-NS/PC transplantation through immunoregulation...
2015: PloS One
Janice A Maloney, Travis Bainbridge, Amy Gustafson, Shuo Zhang, Roxanne Kyauk, Pascal Steiner, Marcel van der Brug, Yichin Liu, James A Ernst, Ryan J Watts, Jasvinder K Atwal
Pathogenic mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene have been described as causing early onset familial Alzheimer disease (AD). We recently identified a rare APP variant encoding an alanine-to-threonine substitution at residue 673 (A673T) that confers protection against development of AD (Jonsson, T., Atwal, J. K., Steinberg, S., Snaedal, J., Jonsson, P. V., Bjornsson, S., Stefansson, H., Sulem, P., Gudbjartsson, D., Maloney, J., Hoyte, K., Gustafson, A., Liu, Y., Lu, Y., Bhangale, T., Graham, R...
November 7, 2014: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jemal Tatarishvili, Koichi Oki, Emanuela Monni, Philipp Koch, Tamar Memanishvili, Ana-Maria Buga, Vivek Verma, Aurel Popa-Wagner, Oliver Brüstle, Olle Lindvall, Zaal Kokaia
PURPOSE: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) improve behavior and form neurons after implantation into the stroke-injured adult rodent brain. How the aged brain responds to grafted iPSCs is unknown. We determined survival and differentiation of grafted human fibroblast-derived iPSCs and their ability to improve recovery in aged rats after stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four months old rats were subjected to 30 min distal middle cerebral artery occlusion causing neocortical damage...
2014: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Seong-Wook Yun, Nam-Young Kang, Sung-Jin Park, Hyung-Ho Ha, Yun Kyung Kim, Jun-Seok Lee, Young-Tae Chang
A cell is the smallest functional unit of life. All forms of life rely on cellular processes to maintain normal functions, and changes in cell function induced by metabolic disturbances, physicochemical damage, infection, or abnormal gene expression may cause disease. To understand basic biology and to develop therapeutics for diseases, researchers need to study live cells. Along with advances in fluorescence microscopy and in vitro cell culture, live-cell imaging has become an essential tool in modern biology for the study of molecular and cellular events...
April 15, 2014: Accounts of Chemical Research
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