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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738066/expansion-by-whole-genome-duplication-and-evolution-of-the-sox-gene-family-in-teleost-fish
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Emilien Voldoire, Frédéric Brunet, Magali Naville, Jean-Nicolas Volff, Delphine Galiana
It is now recognized that several rounds of whole genome duplication (WGD) have occurred during the evolution of vertebrates, but the link between WGDs and phenotypic diversification remains unsolved. We have investigated in this study the impact of the teleost-specific WGD on the evolution of the sox gene family in teleostean fishes. The sox gene family, which encodes for transcription factors, has essential role in morphology, physiology and behavior of vertebrates and teleosts, the current largest group of vertebrates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716076/klf8-regulates-left-right-asymmetric-patterning-through-modulation-of-kupffer-s-vesicle-morphogenesis-and-spaw-expression
#2
Che-Yi Lin, Ming-Yuan Tsai, Yu-Hsiu Liu, Yu-Fen Lu, Yi-Chung Chen, Yun-Ren Lai, Hsin-Chi Liao, Huang-Wei Lien, Chung-Hsiang Yang, Chang-Jen Huang, Sheng-Ping L Hwang
BACKGROUND: Although vertebrates are bilaterally symmetric organisms, their internal organs are distributed asymmetrically along a left-right axis. Disruption of left-right axis asymmetric patterning often occurs in human genetic disorders. In zebrafish embryos, Kupffer's vesicle, like the mouse node, breaks symmetry by inducing asymmetric expression of the Nodal-related gene, spaw, in the left lateral plate mesoderm (LPM). Spaw then stimulates transcription of itself and downstream genes, including lft1, lft2, and pitx2, specifically in the left side of the diencephalon, heart and LPM...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#3
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700586/systematic-identification-and-characterization-of-regulatory-elements-derived-from-human-endogenous-retroviruses
#4
Jumpei Ito, Ryota Sugimoto, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Shiro Yamada, Tetsuaki Kimura, Takahide Hayano, Ituro Inoue
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) and other long terminal repeat (LTR)-type retrotransposons (HERV/LTRs) have regulatory elements that possibly influence the transcription of host genes. We systematically identified and characterized these regulatory elements based on publicly available datasets of ChIP-Seq of 97 transcription factors (TFs) provided by ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics projects. We determined transcription factor-binding sites (TFBSs) using the ChIP-Seq datasets and identified TFBSs observed on HERV/LTR sequences (HERV-TFBSs)...
July 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695746/improvement-of-hepatogenic-differentiation-of-ips-cells-on-an-aligned-polyethersulfone-compared-to-random-nanofibers
#5
Maryam Mahmoodinia Maymand, Hamid Reza Soleimanpour-Lichaei, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Masoud Soleimani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Shahrzad Nojehdehi, Farkhondeh Behjati, Maryam Kabir Salmani
The application of stem cells holds great promises in cell and tissue transplants. This study was designed to compare the hepatogenic differentiation of iPSCs on aligned PES/COL versus random. Aligned and random PES/COL nanofibrus scaffolds were fabricated by electrospining and their surface modified through plasma treatment and collagen coating. The scaffolds were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ATR-FTIR. Morphology and biochemical activities of the differentiated hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) were examined after 5 and 20 days of differentiation...
July 11, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674207/direct-comparison-study-of-dna-methylation-markers-in-epcam-positive-circulating-tumour-cells-corresponding-circulating-tumour-dna-and-paired-primary-tumours-in-breast-cancer
#6
Maria Chimonidou, Areti Strati, Nikos Malamos, Sophia Kouneli, Vassilis Georgoulias, Evi Lianidou
Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) represent a non-invasive liquid biopsy approach for the follow-up and therapy management of cancer patients. We evaluated whether DNA methylation status in CTCs and ctDNA is comparable and whether it reflects the status of primary tumours. We compared the methylation status of three genes, SOX17, CST6 and BRMS1 in primary tumours, corresponding CTCs and ctDNA in 153 breast cancer patients and healthy individuals, by using real time methylation specific PCR...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644424/the-indirect-efficacy-comparison-of-dna-methylation-in-sputum-for-early-screening-and-auxiliary-detection-of-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Di Liu, Hongli Peng, Qi Sun, Zhongyao Zhao, Xinwei Yu, Siqi Ge, Hao Wang, Honghong Fang, Qing Gao, Jiaonan Liu, Lijuan Wu, Manshu Song, Youxin Wang
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation in sputum has been an attractive candidate biomarker for the non-invasive screening and detection of lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Databases including PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane library, Web of Science databases, Chinese Biological Medicine (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, Vip Databases and Google Scholar were searched to collect the diagnostic trials on aberrant DNA methylation in the screening and detection of lung cancer published until 1 December 2016...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634012/different-expression-of-sox17-gene-during-gametogenesis-between-scallop-chlamys-farreri-and-vertebrates
#8
Shaoshuai Liang, Zhifeng Zhang, Dandan Yang, Yingying Chen, Zhenkui Qin
SOX17, a member of SRY-related high-mobility-group box (SOX) family, involves in endoderm formation, angiogenesis and carcinogenesis, and its expression characteristics are different in spermatogenesis among several vertebrates. In this study, we cloned a full-length cDNA sequence of sox17 from Zhikong scallop Chlamys farreri, and determined its expression characteristics in gonad at mRNA and protein levels. The cDNA sequence was 2802 bp in length, predicted to encode a protein of 511 amino acids and contained a conservative HMG-box of SOX family, while lacked the C-terminal region of SOX17 comparing to vertebrates...
June 17, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632450/combinations-of-activin-a-or-nicotinamide-with-the-pancreatic-transcription-factor-pdx1-support-differentiation-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-toward-a-pancreatic-lineage
#9
Shruti Balaji, Yu Zhou, Emmanuel C Opara, Shay Soker
The differentiation of multipotent stem cells toward a pancreatic lineage provides us with an alternative cell-based therapeutic approach to type 1 diabetes and enables us to study pancreas development. The current study aims to study the effect of growth factors such as activin A or nicotinamide, alone and in combinations with the transcription factor, PDX1 (pancreatic and duodenal homeobox-1), on human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) toward a pancreatic lineage. Ectopic expression of Pdx1 followed by treatment of hAECs with nicotinamide for 4 days resulted in strong induction of pancreatic endoderm and pancreatic progenitor genes, including NKX6...
June 20, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632430/hematopoietic-developmental-potential-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-lines-is-accompanied-by-the-morphology-of-embryoid-bodies-and-the-expression-of-endodermal-and-hematopoietic-markers
#10
Lenka Tesarova, Pavel Simara, Stanislav Stejskal, Irena Koutna
The potential clinical applications of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are limited by the difficulty of recapitulating embryoid hematopoiesis and by the unknown differentiation potential of hPSC lines. To evaluate their hematopoietic developmental potential, available hPSC lines were differentiated by an embryoid body (EB) suspension culture in serum-free medium supplemented with three different cytokine mixes (CMs). The hPSC differentiation status was investigated by the flow cytometry expression profiles of cell surface molecules, and the gene expression of pluripotency and differentiation markers over time was evaluated by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
June 20, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614211/mixed-gonadal-germ-cell-tumor-composed-of-a-spermatocytic-tumor-like-component-and-germinoma-arising-in-gonadoblastoma-in-a-phenotypic-woman-with-a-46-xx-peripheral-karyotype-report-of-the-first-case
#11
Alejandro A Gru, Eli S Williams, Dengfeng Cao
We report a unique case of gonadal mixed germ cell tumor (GCT) composed of a predominantly spermatocytic tumor (ST)-like component and a minor component of germinoma arising in gonadoblastoma in a phenotypic woman with a 46, XX peripheral karotype. The patient was a 24-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) found to have a 7 cm pelvic mass during routine obstetric ultrasound examination at 20 weeks gestational age. She underwent a left salpingo-gonadectomy at gestational age 23 and 2/7 weeks. She recovered well and delivered a healthy baby at full term...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607482/principles-of-early-human-development-and-germ-cell-program-from-conserved-model-systems
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Toshihiro Kobayashi, Haixin Zhang, Walfred W C Tang, Naoko Irie, Sarah Withey, Doris Klisch, Anastasiya Sybirna, Sabine Dietmann, David A Contreras, Robert Webb, Cinzia Allegrucci, Ramiro Alberio, M Azim Surani
Human primordial germ cells (hPGCs), the precursors of sperm and eggs, originate during weeks 2-3 of early post-implantation development. Using in vitro models of hPGC induction, recent studies have suggested that there are marked mechanistic differences in the specification of human and mouse PGCs. This may be due in part to the divergence in their pluripotency networks and early post-implantation development. As early human embryos are not accessible for direct study, we considered alternatives including porcine embryos that, as in humans, develop as bilaminar embryonic discs...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588551/functional-thyroid-follicular-cells-differentiation-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-suspension-culture
#13
Ayumi Arauchi, Katsuhisa Matsuura, Tatsuya Shimizu, Teruo Okano
The replacement of regenerated thyroid follicular cells (TFCs) is a promising therapeutic strategy for patients with hypothyroidism. Here, we have succeeded in inducing functional TFCs from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in scalable suspension culture. Differentiation of iPSCs with Activin A treatment produced Sox17- and FoxA2-expressing definitive endodermal cells that also expressed thyroid transcription factors Pax8 and Nkx2-1. Further treatment with thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) induced TFCs expressing various types of thyroid proteins including TSH receptor, sodium-iodide symporter, thyroglobulin, and thyroid peroxidase...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566479/targeted-exome-sequencing-identifies-pbx1-as-involved-in-monogenic-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
#14
Laurence Heidet, Vincent Morinière, Charline Henry, Lara De Tomasi, Madeline Louise Reilly, Camille Humbert, Olivier Alibeu, Cécile Fourrage, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschké, Frédéric Tores, Marc Bras, Marc Jeanpierre, Christine Pietrement, Dominique Gaillard, Marie Gonzales, Robert Novo, Elise Schaefer, Joëlle Roume, Jelena Martinovic, Valérie Malan, Rémi Salomon, Sophie Saunier, Corinne Antignac, Cécile Jeanpierre
Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) occur in three to six of 1000 live births, represent about 20% of the prenatally detected anomalies, and constitute the main cause of CKD in children. These disorders are phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous. Monogenic causes of CAKUT in humans and mice have been identified. However, despite high-throughput sequencing studies, the cause of the disease remains unknown in most patients, and several studies support more complex inheritance and the role of environmental factors and/or epigenetics in the pathophysiology of CAKUT...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500655/discovery-and-validation-of-candidate-host-dna-methylation-markers-for-detection-of-cervical-precancer-and-cancer
#15
Megan A Clarke, Patricia Luhn, Julia C Gage, Clara Bodelon, S Terence Dunn, Joan Walker, Rosemary Zuna, Stephen Hewitt, J Keith Killian, Liying Yan, Andrew Miller, Mark Schiffman, Nicolas Wentzensen
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing has been recently introduced as an alternative to cytology for cervical cancer screening. However, since most HPV infections clear without causing clinically relevant lesions, additional triage tests are required to identify women who are at high risk of developing cancer. We performed DNA methylation profiling on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens from women with benign HPV16 infection and histologically confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3, and cancer using a bead-based microarray covering 1,500 CpG sites in over 800 genes...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432216/embryonic-cholecystitis-and-defective-gallbladder-contraction-in-the-sox17-haploinsufficient-mouse-model-of-biliary-atresia
#16
Hiroki Higashiyama, Aisa Ozawa, Hiroyuki Sumitomo, Mami Uemura, Ko Fujino, Hitomi Igarashi, Kenya Imaimatsu, Naoki Tsunekawa, Yoshikazu Hirate, Masamichi Kurohmaru, Yukio Saijoh, Masami Kanai-Azuma, Yoshiakira Kanai
The gallbladder excretes cytotoxic bile acids into the duodenum through the cystic duct and common bile duct system. Sox17 haploinsufficiency causes biliary atresia-like phenotypes and hepatitis in late organogenesis mouse embryos, but the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying this remain unclear. In this study, transcriptomic analyses revealed the early onset of cholecystitis in Sox17(+/-) embryos, together with the appearance of ectopic cystic duct-like epithelia in their gallbladders. The embryonic hepatitis showed positive correlations with the severity of cholecystitis in individual Sox17(+/-) embryos...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412976/hepatic-population-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-effectively-increased-by-selective-removal-of-undifferentiated-stem-cells-using-ym155
#17
Seok-Jin Kang, Young-Il Park, So-Ryeon Hwang, Hee Yi, Nga Tham, Hyun-Ok Ku, Jae-Young Song, Hwan-Goo Kang
BACKGROUND: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are promising target cells for cell regenerative medicine together with recently advanced technology of in-vitro differentiation. However, residual undifferentiated stem cells (USCs) during in-vitro differentiation are considered a potential risk for development of cancer cells and nonspecific lineage cell types. In this study we observed that USCs still exist during hepatic differentiation, consequently resulting in poor quality of the hepatic population and forming teratoma in vivo...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381471/sox17-regulates-conversion-of-human-fibroblasts-into-endothelial-cells-and-erythroblasts-by-dedifferentiation-into-cd34-progenitor-cells
#18
Lianghui Zhang, Ankit Jambusaria, Zhigang Hong, Glenn Marsboom, Peter T Toth, Brittney-Shea Herbert, Asrar B Malik, Jalees Rehman
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms underlying the dedifferentiation and lineage conversion of adult human fibroblasts into functional endothelial cells have not yet been fully defined. Furthermore, it is not known whether fibroblast dedifferentiation recapitulates the generation of multipotent progenitors during embryonic development, which give rise to endothelial and hematopoietic cell lineages. Here we established the role of the developmental transcription factor SOX17 in regulating the bilineage conversion of fibroblasts by the generation of intermediate progenitors...
June 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377629/early-embryonic-development-and-spatiotemporal-localization-of-mammalian-primordial-germ-cell-associated-proteins-in-the-basal-rodent-lagostomus-maximus
#19
Noelia P Leopardo, Alfredo D Vitullo
The gene network controlling primordial germ cell (PGC) specification in eutherian mammals has been exhaustively investigated in mice. The egg-cylinder morphology of the mouse embryo is the key event enabling inductive signals from the extra-embryonic ectoderm (ExE) to specify epiblast cells as PGCs early on. We investigated the embryonic development and the spatiotemporal localization of PGC-associated proteins in the basal Hystricognathi rodent Lagostomus maximus. L. maximus develops through a flat-disc epiblast far apart from the ExE...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342773/generation-of-enhanced-definitive-endoderm-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-under-an-albumin-insulin-free-and-chemically-defined-condition
#20
Su Qu, Liang Yan, Bo Fang, Shoudong Ye, Ping Li, Shengyang Ge, Jian Wu, Di Qu, Houyan Song
AIM: To enhance survival and generation of definitive endoderm cells from human embryonic stem cells in a simple and reproducible system. MAIN METHODS: Definitive endoderm (DE) differentiation from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) was induced under a chemical-defined condition withdrawn insulin supplement and serum albumin. We dissected influence of "alternative growth factors", WNT3A, BMP4 and bFGF in activin A-driven differentiation by detection of DE-associated genes expression and cell viability...
April 15, 2017: Life Sciences
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