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induced pluripotent stem cell alzheimer's

Morgane Cam, Emilie Durieu, Marion Bodin, Antigoni Manousopoulou, Svenja Koslowski, Natalia Vasylieva, Bogdan Barnych, Bruce D Hammock, Bettina Bohl, Philipp Koch, Chiori Omori, Kazuo Yamamoto, Saori Hata, Toshiharu Suzuki, Frank Karg, Patrick Gizzi, Vesna Erakovic-Haber, Vlatka Bencetic Mihaljevic, Branka Tavcar, Erik Portelius, Josef Pannee, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Spiros D Garbis, Pierrick Auvray, Hermeto Gerber, Jeremy Fraering, Patrick C Fraering, Laurent Meijer
Generation of amyloid-β peptides (Aβs) by proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP), especially increased production of Aβ42/Aβ43 over Aβ40, and their aggregation as oligomers and plaques, represent a characteristic feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In familial AD (FAD), altered Aβ production originates from specific mutations of AβPP or presenilins 1/2 (PS1/PS2), the catalytic subunits of γ-secretase. In sporadic AD, the origin of altered production of Aβs remains unknown...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Francesc X Guix, Grant T Corbett, Diana J Cha, Maja Mustapic, Wen Liu, David Mengel, Zhicheng Chen, Elena Aikawa, Tracy Young-Pearse, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, Dennis J Selkoe, Dominic M Walsh
Progressive cerebral accumulation of tau aggregates is a defining feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A popular theory that seeks to explain the apparent spread of neurofibrillary tangle pathology proposes that aggregated tau is passed from neuron to neuron. Such a templated seeding process requires that the transferred tau contains the microtubule binding repeat domains that are necessary for aggregation. While it is not clear how a protein such as tau can move from cell to cell, previous reports have suggested that this may involve extracellular vesicles (EVs)...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Layla T Ghaffari, Alexander Starr, Andrew T Nelson, Rita Sattler
Neurological diseases, including dementias such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) and degenerative motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are responsible for an increasing fraction of worldwide fatalities. Researching these heterogeneous diseases requires models that endogenously express the full array of genetic and epigenetic factors which may influence disease development in both familial and sporadic patients. Here, we discuss the two primary methods of developing patient-derived neurons and glia to model neurodegenerative disease: reprogramming somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are differentiated into neurons or glial cells, or directly converting (DC) somatic cells into neurons (iNeurons) or glial cells...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Shannon E Rose, Harald Frankowski, Allison Knupp, Bonnie J Berry, Refugio Martinez, Stephanie Q Dinh, Lauren T Bruner, Sherry L Willis, Paul K Crane, Eric B Larson, Thomas Grabowski, Martin Darvas, C Dirk Keene, Jessica E Young
Patient-specific stem cell technology from skin and other biopsy sources has transformed in vitro models of neurodegenerative disease, permitting interrogation of the effects of complex human genetics on neurotoxicity. However, the neuropathologic changes that underlie cognitive and behavioral phenotypes can only be determined at autopsy. To better correlate the biology of derived neurons with age-related and neurodegenerative changes, we generated leptomeningeal cell lines from well-characterized research subjects that have undergone comprehensive postmortem neuropathologic examinations...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Ji Yea Kim, So Young Kim, Hong Seo Choi, Min Kyu Kim, Hyun Min Lee, Young-Joo Jang, Chun Jeih Ryu
Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) is a multifunctional heme-binding protein involved in various diseases, including cancers and Alzheimer's disease. Previously, we generated two monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) 108-B6 and 4A68 against surface molecules on human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Here we show that PGRMC1 is the target antigen of both MAbs, and is predominantly expressed on hPSCs and some cancer cells. PGRMC1 is rapidly downregulated during early differentiation of hPSCs. Although PGRMC1 knockdown leads to a spread-out morphology and impaired self-renewal in hPSCs, PGRMC1 knockdown hPSCs do not show apoptosis and autophagy...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Michalina Wezyk, Aleksandra Szybinska, Joanna Wojsiat, Marcelina Szczerba, Kelly Day, Harriet Ronnholm, Malin Kele, Mariusz Berdynski, Beata Peplonska, Jakub Piotr Fichna, Jan Ilkowski, Maria Styczynska, Anna Barczak, Marzena Zboch, Anna Filipek-Gliszczynska, Krzysztof Bojakowski, Magdalena Skrzypczak, Krzysztof Ginalski, Michal Kabza, Izabela Makalowska, Maria Barcikowska-Kotowicz, Urszula Wojda, Anna Falk, Cezary Zekanowski
 The BRCA1 protein, one of the major players responsible for DNA damage response has recently been linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Using primary fibroblasts and neurons reprogrammed from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) derived from familial AD (FAD) patients, we studied the role of the BRCA1 protein underlying molecular neurodegeneration. By whole-transcriptome approach, we have found wide range of disturbances in cell cycle and DNA damage response in FAD fibroblasts. This was manifested by significantly increased content of BRCA1 phosphorylated on Ser1524 and abnormal ubiquitination and subcellular distribution of presenilin 1 (PS1)...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Shi-Lung Lin
Pluripotent stem cells are a resourceful treasure box for regenerative medicine. They contain a large variety of novel materials useful for designing and developing new medicines and therapies directed against many aging-associated degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancers. Currently, identification of these novel stem cell-specific materials is one of major breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research. Particularly, since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in year 2006, the methods of iPSC derivation further provide an unlimited resource for screening, isolating, and even producing theses novel stem cell-specific materials in vitro...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Julian H Birnbaum, Debora Wanner, Anton F Gietl, Antje Saake, Thomas M Kündig, Christoph Hock, Roger M Nitsch, Christian Tackenberg
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been described in postmortem brain samples and animal models. However, these observations were made at a late stage of disease and the inability to examine an early, presymptomatic phase in human neurons impeded our understanding of cause or consequence of mitochondrial dysfunction in AD. We used human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuronal cells (iN cells) from sporadic AD (SAD) patients and healthy control subjects (HCS) to show aberrant mitochondrial function in patient-derived cells...
January 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Mehdi Jorfi, Carla D'Avanzo, Rudolph E Tanzi, Doo Yeon Kim, Daniel Irimia
Neurospheroids are commonly used for in vitro disease modeling and drug screening. However, the heterogeneity in size of the neurospheroids mixtures available through current methods limits their utility when employed for basic mechanistic studies of neurodegenerative diseases or screening for new interventions. Here, we generate neurospheroids from immortalized neural progenitor cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells that are uniform in size, into large-scale arrays. In proof of concept experiments, we validate the neurospheroids array as a sensitive and robust tool for screening compounds over extended time...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yuanwei Yan, Liqing Song, Julie Bejoy, Jing Zhao, Takahisa Kanekiyo, Guojun Bu, Yi Zhou, Yan Li
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders and causes cognitive impairment and memory deficits of the patients. The mechanism of AD is not well known, due to lack of human brain models. Recently, mini-brain tissues called organoids have been derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for modeling human brain development and neurological diseases. Thus, the objective of this research is to model and characterize neural degeneration microenvironment using 3-D forebrain cortical organoids derived from hiPSCs and study the response to the drug treatment...
January 23, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Ying Wang, Hongxiang Yu, Yue Zhang, Jing Zhang, Keni Chen, Heng Sun, Shulin Meng, Gang Li, Ying Lei, Jian Zhao
A 62-year old Chinese Han Alzheimer's disease (AD) female patient with ApoE3/4 genetic background donated her Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The non-integrating episomal vector system was used to reprogrammed PBMCs with the human OKSM transcription factors. The pluripotency of transgene-free iPSCs was confirmed by immunocytochemistry for pluripotency markers and by the ability of the iPSCs to differentiate spontaneously into 3 germ layers in vitro. In addition, the iPSC line displayed a normal karyotype...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Yanlin Wang, Na Jing, Linlin Su, Changhe Shi, Pei Zhang, Zhilei Wang, Huifang Sun, Jing Yang, Yutao Liu, Xuejun Wen, Jin Zhang, Shoutao Zhang, Yuming Xu
Skin fibroblasts were obtained from a 42-year-old Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient carrying mutations in the PSEN1 gene. An iPSC line was successfully established using the Sendai-virus (SeV) delivery system. The patient-specific iPSCs were free of genomically integrated reprogramming genes, had the specific mutation, expressed the expected pluripotency markers, and had the potential to differentiate into cells of all three germ layers. Our model might offer a robust platform for further study of the pathomechanism of this disease as well as drug testing and gene therapy studies...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
Nicholas Brookhouser, Ping Zhang, Richard Caselli, Jean J Kim, David A Brafman
Although the majority of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are labeled sporadic, multiple genetic risk variants have been identified, the most powerful and prevalent of which is the e4 variant of the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene. Here, we generated human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of a clinically diagnosed AD patient [ASUi003-A] and a non-demented control (NDC) patient [ASUi004-A] homozygous for the APOE4 risk allele. These hiPSCs maintained their original genotype, expressed pluripotency markers, exhibited a normal karyotype, and retained the ability to differentiate into cells representative of the three germ layers...
December 2017: Stem Cell Research
Anna Ochalek, Balázs Mihalik, Hasan X Avci, Abinaya Chandrasekaran, Annamária Téglási, István Bock, Maria Lo Giudice, Zsuzsanna Táncos, Kinga Molnár, Lajos László, Jørgen E Nielsen, Bjørn Holst, Kristine Freude, Poul Hyttel, Julianna Kobolák, András Dinnyés
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, affecting one in eight adults over 65 years of age. The majority of AD cases are sporadic, with unknown etiology, and only 5% of all patients with AD present the familial monogenic form of the disease. In the present study, our aim was to establish an in vitro cell model based on patient-specific human neurons to study the pathomechanism of sporadic AD. METHODS: We compared neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines of patients with early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease (fAD), all caused by mutations in the PSEN1 gene; patients with late-onset sporadic Alzheimer's disease (sAD); and three control individuals without dementia...
December 1, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Zhilei Wang, Pei Zhang, Yanlin Wang, Changhe Shi, Na Jing, Huifang Sun, Jing Yang, Yutao Liu, Xuejun Wen, Jin Zhang, Shoutao Zhang, Yuming Xu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders. Previous studies have identified mutations in several genes, such as amyloid precursor protein (APP), presenilin-1 (PSEN1), and presenilin-2 (PSEN2), in patients with early-onset (<65years) familial AD. Recently, a patient with an APP gene mutation was identified; the dermal fibroblasts of the patient were obtained and a line of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) was successfully generated using the Sendai-virus (SeV) delivery system...
November 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research
Minna Oksanen, Andrew J Petersen, Nikolay Naumenko, Katja Puttonen, Šárka Lehtonen, Max Gubert Olivé, Anastasia Shakirzyanova, Stina Leskelä, Timo Sarajärvi, Matti Viitanen, Juha O Rinne, Mikko Hiltunen, Annakaisa Haapasalo, Rashid Giniatullin, Pasi Tavi, Su-Chun Zhang, Katja M Kanninen, Riikka H Hämäläinen, Jari Koistinaho
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder and the leading cause of cognitive impairment. Due to insufficient understanding of the disease mechanisms, there are no efficient therapies for AD. Most studies have focused on neuronal cells, but astrocytes have also been suggested to contribute to AD pathology. We describe here the generation of functional astrocytes from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from AD patients with PSEN1 ΔE9 mutation, as well as healthy and gene-corrected isogenic controls...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
Godwin Tong, Pablo Izquierdo, Rana Arham Raashid
Background: Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's Disease (AD) are a global health issue primarily in the elderly. Although AD has been investigated using primary cultures, animal models and post-mortem human brain tissues, there are currently no effective treatments. Summary: With the advent of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) reprogrammed from fully differentiated adult cells such as skin fibroblasts, newer opportunities have arisen to study the pathophysiology of many diseases in more depth...
2017: Open Neurology Journal
Nicholas Brookhouser, Ping Zhang, Richard Caselli, Jean J Kim, David A Brafman
Although the majority of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are labeled sporadic, multiple genetic risk variants have been identified, the most powerful and prevalent of which is the e4 variant of the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene. Here, we generated human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of a clinically diagnosed AD patient [ASUi001-A] and a non-demented control (NDC) patient [ASUi002-A] homozygous for the APOE4 risk allele. These hiPSCs maintained their original genotype, expressed pluripotency markers, exhibited a normal karyotype, and demonstrated the ability to differentiate into cells representative of the three germ layers...
October 2017: Stem Cell Research
Keiro Shirotani, Kazuya Matsuo, Sumio Ohtsuki, Takeshi Masuda, Masashi Asai, Yumiko Kutoku, Yutaka Ohsawa, Yoshihide Sunada, Takayuki Kondo, Haruhisa Inoue, Nobuhisa Iwata
We developed a simplified and sensitive method to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarker candidates by a quantitative and targeted proteomic analysis (combination of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry and multiplexed-multiple reaction monitoring/selected reaction monitoring analysis) of culture media from neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) established from AD patients. We found that alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (ORM1) was decreased in the culture media of AD-iPSC-derived neurons, consistent with previous observations for AD patient cerebrospinal fluid, thus validating our new strategy...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
Jennifer Imm, Talitha L Kerrigan, Aaron Jeffries, Katie Lunnon
It is thought that both genetic and epigenetic variation play a role in Alzheimer's disease initiation and progression. With the advent of somatic cell reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells it is now possible to generate patient-derived cells that are able to more accurately model and recapitulate disease. Furthermore, by combining this with recent advances in (epi)genome editing technologies, it is possible to begin to examine the functional consequence of previously nominated genetic variants and infer epigenetic causality from recently identified epigenetic variants...
October 3, 2017: Epigenomics
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