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Taka-Aki Matsuoka, Satoshi Kawashima, Takeshi Miyatsuka, Shugo Sasaki, Naoki Shimo, Naoto Katakami, Dan Kawamori, Satomi Takebe, Pedro L Herrera, Hideaki Kaneto, Roland Stein, Iichiro Shimomura
Among the therapeutic avenues being explored for replacement of the functional islet β-cell mass lost in Type 1 diabetes (T1D), reprogramming of adult cell types into new β-cells has been actively pursued. Notably, mouse islet α-cells will transdifferentiate into β-cells under conditions of near β-cell loss, a condition similar to T1D. Moreover, human islet α-cells also appear to poised for reprogramming into insulin(+) cells. Here we have generated transgenic mice conditionally expressing the islet β-cell-enriched Mafa and/or Pdx1 transcription factors to examine their potential to transdifferentiate embryonic pan-islet cell Ngn3(+) progenitors and the later glucagon(+) α-cell population into β-cells...
February 21, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202025/mild-electrical-stimulation-with-heat-shock-guides-differentiation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-into-pdx1-expressing-cells-within-the-definitive-endoderm
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Tomoaki Koga, Nobuaki Shiraki, Shuichiro Yano, Mary Ann Suico, Saori Morino-Koga, Takashi Sato, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Shoen Kume, Hirofumi Kai
BACKGROUND: Because of the increasing number of diabetic patients, it is important to generate pancreatic and duodenal homeobox gene 1 (Pdx1)-expressing cells, which are capable of differentiating into pancreatic endocrine β cells. Mild electrical stimulation was reported to modulate the differentiation of ES cells into ectoderm-derived neuronal cells or mesoderm-derived cardiac cells. RESULTS: In this study, we report that mild electrical stimulation with heat shock (MET) potentiates the differentiation of ES cells into definitive endoderm-derived Pdx1-expressing cells...
February 15, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196600/genome-editing-in-hpscs-reveals-gata6-haploinsufficiency-and-a-genetic-interaction-with-gata4-in-human-pancreatic-development
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Zhong-Dong Shi, Kihyun Lee, Dapeng Yang, Sadaf Amin, Nipun Verma, Qing V Li, Zengrong Zhu, Chew-Li Soh, Ritu Kumar, Todd Evans, Shuibing Chen, Danwei Huangfu
Human disease phenotypes associated with haploinsufficient gene requirements are often not recapitulated well in animal models. Here, we have investigated the association between human GATA6 haploinsufficiency and a wide range of clinical phenotypes that include neonatal and adult-onset diabetes using CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat)/Cas9-mediated genome editing coupled with human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) directed differentiation. We found that loss of one GATA6 allele specifically affects the differentiation of human pancreatic progenitors from the early PDX1+ stage to the more mature PDX1+NKX6...
February 8, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152182/reprogramming-of-pancreatic-acinar-cells-to-functional-beta-cells-by-in-vivo-transduction-of-a-polycistronic-construct-containing-pdx1-ngn3-mafa-in-mice
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C Cavelti-Weder, A Zumsteg, W Li, Q Zhou
To generate new beta cells after birth is a key focus of regenerative medicine, which could greatly aid the major health burden of diabetes. Beta-cell regeneration has been described using four different approaches: (1) the development of beta cells from putative precursor cells of the adult pancreas, which is termed neogenesis, (2) replication of existing beta cells, (3) differentiation from embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells, and (4) reprogramming of non-beta cells to beta cells. Studies from the authors' laboratory have shown that beta-cell reprogramming can be achieved by transduction of adult pancreatic tissues with viral constructs containing the three developmentally important transcription factors Pdx1, Ngn3, and MafA...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115692/atf5-regulates-%C3%AE-cell-survival-during-stress
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Christine A Juliana, Juxiang Yang, Andrea V Rozo, Austin Good, David N Groff, Shu-Zong Wang, Michael R Green, Doris A Stoffers
The stress response and cell survival are necessary for normal pancreatic β-cell function, glucose homeostasis, and prevention of diabetes. The homeodomain transcription factor and human diabetes gene pancreas/duodenum homeobox protein 1 (Pdx1) regulates β-cell survival and endoplasmic reticulum stress susceptibility, in part through direct regulation of activating transcription factor 4 (Atf4). Here we show that Atf5, a close but less-studied relative of Atf4, is also a target of Pdx1 and is critical for β-cell survival under stress conditions...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100871/in-vivo-direct-reprogramming-of-liver-cells-to-insulin-producing-cells-by-virus-free-overexpression-of-defined-factors
#6
Xiao-Fei Yang, Li-Wei Ren, Lu Yang, Chun-Yan Deng, Fu-Rong Li
Direct reprogramming of autologous cells from diabetes patients to insulin producing cells is a new method for pancreatic cell replacement therapy. At present, transdifferentiation among mature cells is achieved mainly by introducing foreign genes into the starting tissue with viral vector, but there are potentical safety problems. In the present study, we delivered plasmids carrying Pdx1, Neurog3 and MafA genes (PNM) into mouse hepatocytes by hydrodynamics tail vein injection, investigated islet β cells markers in transfected cells from protein and mRNA level, and then observed the long-term control of blood glucose in diabetic mice...
January 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095440/comprehensive-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-mody-gene-screening-in-pregnant-women-with-diabetes-in-india
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Mahesh Doddabelavangala Mruthyunjaya, Aaron Chapla, Asha Hesarghatta Shyamasunder, Deny Varghese, Manika Varshney, Johan Paul, Mercy Inbakumari, Flory Christina, Ron Thomas Varghese, Kurien Anil Kuruvilla, Thomas V Paul, Ruby Jose, Annie Regi, Jessie Lionel, L Jeyaseelan, Jiji Mathew, Nihal Thomas
Pregnant women with diabetes may have underlying beta cell dysfunction due to mutations/rare variants in genes associated with Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). MODY gene screening would reveal those women genetically predisposed and previously unrecognized with a monogenic form of diabetes for further clinical management, family screening and genetic counselling. However, there are minimal data available on MODY gene variants in pregnant women with diabetes from India. In this study, utilizing the Next generation sequencing (NGS) based protocol fifty subjects were screened for variants in a panel of thirteen MODY genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092359/lysine-relay-mechanism-coordinates-intermediate-transfer-in-vitamin-b6-biosynthesis
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Matthew J Rodrigues, Volker Windeisen, Yang Zhang, Gabriela Guédez, Stefan Weber, Marco Strohmeier, Jeremiah W Hanes, Antoine Royant, Gwyndaf Evans, Irmgard Sinning, Steven E Ealick, Tadhg P Begley, Ivo Tews
Substrate channeling has emerged as a common mechanism for enzymatic intermediate transfer. A conspicuous gap in knowledge concerns the use of covalent lysine imines in the transfer of carbonyl-group-containing intermediates, despite their wideuse in enzymatic catalysis. Here we show how imine chemistry operates in the transfer of covalent intermediates in pyridoxal 5'-phosphate biosynthesis by the Arabidopsis thaliana enzyme Pdx1. An initial ribose 5-phosphate lysine imine is converted to the chromophoric I320 intermediate, simultaneously bound to two lysine residues and partially vacating the active site, which creates space for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate to bind...
March 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087712/pdx1-dynamically-regulates-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-initiation-and-maintenance
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Nilotpal Roy, Kenneth K Takeuchi, Jeanine M Ruggeri, Peter Bailey, David Chang, Joey Li, Laura Leonhardt, Sapna Puri, Megan T Hoffman, Shan Gao, Christopher J Halbrook, Yan Song, Mats Ljungman, Shivani Malik, Christopher V E Wright, David W Dawson, Andrew V Biankin, Matthias Hebrok, Howard C Crawford
Aberrant activation of embryonic signaling pathways is frequent in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), making developmental regulators therapeutically attractive. Here we demonstrate diverse functions for pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (PDX1), a transcription factor indispensable for pancreas development, in the progression from normal exocrine cells to metastatic PDA. We identify a critical role for PDX1 in maintaining acinar cell identity, thus resisting the formation of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN)-derived PDA...
December 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059593/clinical-relevance-of-epigenetics-in-the-onset-and-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Linda Sommese, Alberto Zullo, Francesco Paolo Mancini, Rossella Fabbricini, Andrea Soricelli, Claudio Napoli
Epigenetics is involved in the altered expression of gene networks that underlie insulin resistance and insufficiency. Major genes controlling β-cell differentiation and function, such as PAX4, PDX1, and GLP1 receptor, are epigenetically controlled. Epigenetics can cause insulin resistance through immunomediated pro-inflammatory actions related to several factors, such as NF-kB, osteopontin, and Toll-like receptors. Hereafter, we provide a critical and comprehensive summary on this topic with a particular emphasis on translational and clinical aspects...
January 6, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052964/whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-of-human-pancreatic-islets-reveals-novel-differentially-methylated-regions-in-type-2-diabetes-pathogenesis
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Petr Volkov, Karl Bacos, Jones K Ofori, Jonathan Lou S Esguerra, Lena Eliasson, Tina Rönn, Charlotte Ling
Current knowledge about the role of epigenetics in type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains limited. Only a few studies have investigated DNA methylation of selected candidate genes or a very small fraction of genomic CpG sites in human pancreatic islets, the tissue of primary pathogenic importance for diabetes. Our aim was to characterize the whole-genome DNA methylation landscape in human pancreatic islets, to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in diabetic islets, and to investigate the function of DMRs in islet biology...
January 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042537/the-convenience-of-single-homology-arm-donor-dna-and-crispr-cas9-nickase-for-targeted-insertion-of-long-dna-fragment
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Mohsen Basiri, Mehrdad Behmanesh, Yaser Tahamtani, Keynoosh Khalooghi, Azadeh Moradmand, Hossein Baharvand
OBJECTIVE: CRISPR/Cas9 technology provides a powerful tool for targeted modification of genomes. In this system, a donor DNA harboring two flanking homology arms is mostly used for targeted insertion of long exogenous DNA. Here, we introduced an alternative design for the donor DNA by incorporation of a single short homology arm into a circular plasmid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, single homology arm donor was applied along with a single guide RNA (sgRNA) specific to the homology region, and either Cas9 or its mutant nickase variant (Cas9n)...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041957/human-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-lncrnas-control-cell-specific-regulatory-networks
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Ildem Akerman, Zhidong Tu, Anthony Beucher, Delphine M Y Rolando, Claire Sauty-Colace, Marion Benazra, Nikolina Nakic, Jialiang Yang, Huan Wang, Lorenzo Pasquali, Ignasi Moran, Javier Garcia-Hurtado, Natalia Castro, Roser Gonzalez-Franco, Andrew F Stewart, Caroline Bonner, Lorenzo Piemonti, Thierry Berney, Leif Groop, Julie Kerr-Conte, Francois Pattou, Carmen Argmann, Eric Schadt, Philippe Ravassard, Jorge Ferrer
Recent studies have uncovered thousands of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in human pancreatic β cells. β cell lncRNAs are often cell type specific and exhibit dynamic regulation during differentiation or upon changing glucose concentrations. Although these features hint at a role of lncRNAs in β cell gene regulation and diabetes, the function of β cell lncRNAs remains largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the function of β cell-specific lncRNAs and transcription factors using transcript knockdowns and co-expression network analysis...
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017717/preserving-expression-of-pdx1-improves-%C3%AE-cell-failure-in-diabetic-mice
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Yuichi Yamamoto, Takeshi Miyatsuka, Shugo Sasaki, Kazuyuki Miyashita, Fumiyo Kubo, Naoki Shimo, Satomi Takebe, Hirotaka Watada, Hideaki Kaneto, Taka-Aki Matsuoka, Iichiro Shimomura
Pdx1, a β-cell-specific transcription factor, has been shown to play a crucial role in maintaining β-cell function through transactivation of β-cell-related genes. In addition, it has been reported that the expression levels of Pdx1 are compromised under diabetic conditions in human and rodent models. We therefore aimed to clarify the possible beneficial role of Pdx1 against β-cell failure and generated the transgenic mouse that expressed Pdx1 conditionally and specifically in β cells (βPdx1) and crossed these mice with Ins2(Akita) diabetic mice...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017506/insulin-producing-cells-generation-by-overexpression-of-mir-375-in-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-diabetic-patients
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Mehran Piran, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Mehrdad Piran, Hadis Soltani Sedeh, Ehsan Seyedjafari, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a systematic disease, which happens because of destruction of islets of Langerhans in the pancreas and systematic resistance to insulin. The lack of donor for pancreas transplantation and risk of transplant rejection is the main challenge in the treatment of this disease. Stem cells are proper and sufficient source for creating insulin-producing cells (IPC). In this study adipose tissue was provided from diabetic patients operated for liposuction and then adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) were isolated, characterized and then treated by lentiviruses containing miR-375, after 7, 14 and 21 days of induction, islet-like clusters (ILC) specific genes including insulin and PDX1 were evaluated by Real Time RT-PCR...
December 22, 2016: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000178/quercetin-potentiates-transdifferentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-the-beta-cells-in-vitro
#16
B Miladpour, M Rasti, A A Owji, Z Mostafavipour, Z Khoshdel, A Noorafshan, F Zal
PURPOSE: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease caused by the destruction of β-cells in the pancreas. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent and easy accessible adult stem cells that may provide options in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Injured pancreatic extract can promote the differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into β-cells. We aimed to observe the effect of quercetin in differentiation and insulin secretion in β-cells. METHODS: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were obtained from the tibiae of rats...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998294/directed-differentiation-of-human-ipsc-into-insulin-producing-cells-is-improved-by-induced-expression-of-pdx1-and-nkx6-1-factors-in-ipc-progenitors
#17
Maciej P Walczak, Anna M Drozd, Ewelina Stoczynska-Fidelus, Piotr Rieske, Dawid P Grzela
BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) possess an enormous potential as both, scientific and therapeutic tools. Their application in the regenerative medicine provides new treatment opportunities for numerous diseases, including type 1 diabetes. In this work we aimed to derive insulin producing cells (IPC) from iPS cells established in defined conditions. METHODS: We optimized iPSC generation protocol and created pluripotent cell lines with stably integrated PDX1 and NKX6...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993987/the-mammal-specific-pdx1-area-ii-enhancer-has-multiple-essential-functions-in-early-endocrine-cell-specification-and-postnatal-%C3%AE-cell-maturation
#18
Yu-Ping Yang, Mark A Magnuson, Roland Stein, Christopher V E Wright
The transcription factor Pdx1 is required for multiple aspects of pancreatic organogenesis. It remains unclear to what extent Pdx1 expression and function depend upon trans-activation through 5' conserved cis-regulatory regions and, in particular, whether the mammal-specific Area II (-2139 to -1958 bp) affects minor or major aspects of organogenesis. We show that Area II is a primary effector of endocrine-selective transcription in epithelial multipotent cells, nascent endocrine progenitors, and differentiating and mature β cells in vivo Pdx1(ΔAREAII/-) mice exhibit a massive reduction in endocrine progenitor cells and progeny hormone-producing cells, indicating that Area II activity is fundamental to mounting an effective endocrine lineage-specification program within the multipotent cell population...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960594/development-of-islet-organoids-from-h9-human-embryonic-stem-cells-in-biomimetic-3d-scaffolds
#19
Weiwei Wang, Sha Jin, Kaiming Ye
Success in the differentiating human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into insulin-secreting β cells raises new hopes for diabetes treatment. In this work, we demonstrated the feasibility of developing islet organoids from hESCs within biomimetic 3D scaffolds. We showed that such a 3D microenvironment is critical to the generation of pancreatic endoderm and endocrine from hESCs. The organoids formed consisted of pancreatic α, β, δ, and pancreatic polypeptide (PP) cells. A high level co-expression of PDX1, NKX6...
December 13, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941872/er-stress-protein-agr2-precedes-and-is-involved-in-the-regulation-of-pancreatic-cancer-initiation
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L Dumartin, W Alrawashdeh, S M Trabulo, T P Radon, K Steiger, R M Feakins, M P di Magliano, C Heeschen, I Esposito, N R Lemoine, T Crnogorac-Jurcevic
The mechanisms of initiation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are still largely unknown. In the present study, we analysed the role of anterior gradient-2 (AGR2) in the earliest stages of pancreatic neoplasia. Immunohistochemical analysis of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and peritumoral areas in PDAC tissues showed that AGR2 was present in tubular complexes (TC) and early pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanINs). Moreover, AGR2 was also found in discrete subpopulations of non-transformed cells neighbouring these pre-neoplastic lesions...
December 12, 2016: Oncogene
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