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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895821/implanting-1-1b4-human-%C3%AE-cell-pseudoislets-improves-glycaemic-control-in-diabetic-severe-combined-immune-deficient-mice
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Alastair D Green, Srividya Vasu, Neville H McClenaghan, Peter R Flatt
AIM: To investigate the potential of implanting pseudoislets formed from human insulin-releasing β-cell lines as an alternative to islet transplantation. METHODS: In this study, the anti-diabetic potential of novel human insulin releasing 1.1B4 β-cells was evaluated by implanting the cells, either as free cell suspensions, or as three-dimensional pseudoislets, into the subscapular region of severe combined immune deficient mice rendered diabetic by single high-dose administration of streptozotocin...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884058/efficiency-of-silencing-rna-for-removal-of-transthyretin-v30m-in-a-ttr-leptomeningeal-animal-model
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Paula Gonçalves, Helena Martins, Susete Costelha, Luis F Maia, Maria Joao Saraiva
Some TTR mutants target the central nervous system (CNS). Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) with leptomeningeal involvement has been described in 9% of transthyretin (TTR) mutations and in valine for methionine at position 30 (V30M) patients. These individuals present dementia, ataxia, brain hemorrhages and focal neurological episodes (FNEs). FNEs occurred also in V30M FAP patients with longer disease duration, who have undergone liver transplant to remove the source of plasma mutant TTR as a form of treatment...
December 2016: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871958/current-perspectives-on-stem-cell-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Taylor C Peak, James Anaissie, Wayne J G Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual disorder that affects the lives of millions of male patients and their partners. Various medical and surgical therapies exist, with the most common being oral intake of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors. One therapeutic strategy in preclinical development to treat ED is stem cell transplantation. AIM: To examine the studies that have investigated stem cells for the treatment of ED. METHODS: A literature review was performed through PubMed focusing on stem cells and ED...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864045/influence-of-chronic-l-dopa-treatment-on-immune-response-following-allogeneic-and-xenogeneic-graft-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ludivine S Breger, Korbinian Kienle, Gaynor A Smith, Stephen B Dunnett, Emma L Lane
Although intrastriatal transplantation of fetal cells for the treatment of Parkinson's disease had shown encouraging results in initial open-label clinical trials, subsequent double-blind studies reported more debatable outcomes. These studies highlighted the need for greater preclinical analysis of the parameters that may influence the success of cell therapy. While much of this has focused on the cells and location of the transplants, few have attempted to replicate potentially critical patient centered factors...
November 15, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861845/quantum-dots-labelling-allows-detection-of-the-homing-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-administered-as-immunomodulatory-therapy-in-an-experimental-model-of-pancreatic-islets-transplantation
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Silvia Mannucci, Laura Calderan, Paola Quaranta, Sara Antonini, Franco Mosca, Biancamaria Longoni, Pasquina Marzola, Federico Boschi
Cell transplantation is considered a promising therapeutic approach in several pathologies but still needs innovative and non-invasive imaging technologies to be validated. The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) attracts major interest in clinical transplantation thanks to their regenerative properties, low immunogenicity and ability to regulate immune responses. In several animal models, MSCs are used in co-transplantation with pancreatic islets (PIs) for the treatment of type I diabetes, supporting graft survival and prolonging normal glycaemia levels...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861294/induction-of-major-histocompatibility-complex-mismatched-mouse-lung-allograft-acceptance-with-combined-donor-bone-marrow-lung-transplant-using-a-12-hour-nonmyeloablative-conditioning-regimen
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Jeffrey M Dodd-O, Sudipto Ganguly, Ante Vulic, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, John F McDyer, Leo Luznik
BACKGROUND: Despite broad and intense conventional immunosuppression, long-term survival after lung transplantation lags behind that for other solid organ transplants, primarily because of allograft rejection. Therefore, new strategies to promote lung allograft acceptance are urgently needed. The purpose of the present study was to induce allograft tolerance with a protocol compatible with deceased donor organ utilization. METHODS: Using the major histocompatibility complex-mismatched mouse orthotopic lung transplant model, we investigated a conditioning regimen consisting of pretransplant T cell depletion, low-dose total body irradiation and posttransplant (donor) bone marrow, and splenocyte infusion followed by posttransplantation cyclophosphamide...
December 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860224/reduced-angiogenic-gene-expression-in-morbillivirus-triggered-oncolysis-in-a-translational-model-for-histiocytic-sarcoma
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Vanessa Maria Pfankuche, Ingo Spitzbarth, Stefanie Lapp, Reiner Ulrich, Ulrich Deschl, Arno Kalkuhl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Christina Puff
Histiocytic sarcoma represents a rare malignant tumour with a short survival time, indicating the need of novel treatment strategies including oncolytic virotherapy. The underlying molecular mechanisms of viral oncolysis are largely unknown. As cancer in companion animals shares striking similarities with human counterparts, we chose a permanent canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line (DH82 cells) to identify global transcriptome changes following infection with canine distemper virus (CDV), a paramyxovirus closely related to human measles virus...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859378/mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-for-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Steven G Chopski, William B Moskowitz, Randy M Stevens, Amy L Throckmorton
The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices is a viable therapeutic treatment option for patients with congestive heart failure. Ventricular assist devices, cavopulmonary assist devices, and total artificial heart pumps continue to gain acceptance as viable treatment strategies for both adults and pediatric patients as bridge-to-transplant, bridge-to-recovery, and longer-term circulatory support alternatives. We present a review of the current and future MCS devices for patients having congenital heart disease (CHD) with biventricular or univentricular circulations...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858930/environmental-spread-of-microbes-impacts-the-development-of-metabolic-phenotypes-in-mice-transplanted-with-microbial-communities-from-humans
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Li Zhang, Martin Iain Bahl, Henrik Munch Roager, Cilius Esmann Fonvig, Lars I Hellgren, Henrik Lauritz Frandsen, Oluf Pedersen, Jens-Christian Holm, Torben Hansen, Tine Rask Licht
Microbiota transplantation to germ-free animals is a powerful method to study involvement of gut microbes in the aetiology of metabolic syndrome. Owing to large interpersonal variability in gut microbiota, studies with broad coverage of donors are needed to elucidate the establishment of human-derived microbiotas in mice, factors affecting this process and resulting impact on metabolic health. We thus transplanted faecal microbiotas from humans (16 obese and 16 controls) separately into 64 germ-free Swiss Webster mice caged in pairs within four isolators, with two isolators assigned to each phenotype, thereby allowing us to explore the extent of microbial spread between cages in a well-controlled environment...
November 18, 2016: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842457/wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-the-immature-brain-in-rats-and-modulate-cell-fate
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Martin Mueller, Byron Oppliger, Marianne Jörger-Messerli, Ursula Reinhart, Eytan Barnea, Michael Paidas, Boris Kramer, Daniel Surbek, Andreina Schoeberlein
The development of a mammalian brain is a complex and long-lasting process. Not surprisingly, preterm birth is the leading cause of death in newborns and children. Advances in perinatal care reduced mortality but morbidity still represents a major burden. New therapeutic approaches are thus desperately needed. Given that mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) emerged as a promising candidate for cell therapy, we transplanted MSCs derived from the Wharton`s jelly (WJ-MSCs) to reduce the burden of immature brain injury in a murine animal model...
November 14, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832003/development-of-a-model-of-pediatric-lung-failure-pathophysiology
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John M Trahanas, Fares Alghanem, Catalina Ceballos-Muriel, Hayley R Hoffman, Alice Xu, Kristopher B Deatrick, Marie Cornell, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, Robert H Bartlett, Ronald B Hirschl
A pediatric artificial lung (PAL) is under development as a bridge to transplantation or lung remodeling for children with end-stage lung failure (ESLF). In order to evaluate the efficiency of a PAL, a disease model mimicking the physiologic derangements of pediatric ESLF is needed. Our previous right pulmonary artery ligation (rPA-LM) ovine model achieved that goal, but caused immediate mortality in nearly half of the animals. In this study, we evaluated a new technique of gradual postoperative right pulmonary artery (rPA) occlusion using a Rummel tourniquet (rPA-RT) in seven (25-40 Kg) sheep...
November 9, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822384/immunomodulatory-role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
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REVIEW
Richard Heyes, Andrew Iarocci, Yourka Tchoukalova, David G Lott
This review aims to summarize contemporary evidence of the in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in promoting vascularized composite allotransplant (VCA) tolerance. An extensive literature review was performed to identify pertinent articles of merit. Prospective preclinical trials in mammal subjects receiving VCA (or skin allograft) with administration of MSCs were reviewed. Prospective clinical trials with intravascular delivery of MSCs in human populations undergoing solid organ transplant were also identified and reviewed...
2016: Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762052/generation-of-human-organs-in-pigs-via-interspecies-blastocyst-complementation
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J Wu, A Platero Luengo, M A Gil, K Suzuki, C Cuello, M Morales Valencia, I Parrilla, C A Martinez, A Nohalez, J Roca, E A Martinez, J C Izpisua Belmonte
More than eighteen years have passed since the first derivation of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), but their clinical use is still met with several challenges, such as ethical concerns regarding the need of human embryos, tissue rejection after transplantation and tumour formation. The generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) enables the access to patient-derived pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and opens the door for personalized medicine as tissues/organs can potentially be generated from the same genetic background as the patient recipients, thus avoiding immune rejections or complication of immunosuppression strategies...
October 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761413/liver-specific-knockout-of-arginase-1-leads-to-a-profound-phenotype-similar-to-inducible-whole-body-arginase-1-deficiency
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Laurel L Ballantyne, Yuan Yan Sin, Osama Y Al-Dirbashi, Xinzhi Li, David J Hurlbut, Colin D Funk
Arginase-1 (Arg1) converts arginine to urea and ornithine in the distal step of the urea cycle in liver. We previously generated a tamoxifen-inducible Arg1 deficient mouse model (Arg1-Cre) that disrupts Arg1 expression throughout the whole body and leads to lethality ≈ 2 weeks after gene disruption. Here, we evaluate if liver-selective Arg1 loss is sufficient to recapitulate the phenotype observed in global Arg1 knockout mice, as well as to gauge the effectiveness of gene delivery or hepatocyte transplantation to rescue the phenotype...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752151/-new-treatment-for-peripheral-nerve-defects-nerve-elongation
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Y H Kou, B G Jiang
Peripheral nerve defects are still a major challenge in clinical practice, and the most commonly used method of treatment for peripheral nerve defects is nerve transplantation, which has certain limitations and shortcomings, so new repair methods and techniques are needed. The peripheral nerve is elongated in limb lengthening surgery without injury, from which we got inspirations and proposed a new method to repair peripheral nerve defects: peripheral nerve elongation. The peripheral nerve could beelongated by a certain percent, but the physiological change and the maximum elongation range were still unknown...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742327/looking-for-new-alternatives-what-nursing-students-of-lodz-s-medical-university-in-poland-think-about-the-use-of-organs-coming-from-animals
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M Mikla, A Rios, A Lopez-Navas, D Kilanska, B Gorzkowicz, L Martinez-Alarcón, G Ramis, P Ramirez, M J Lopez Montesinos
BACKGROUND: The shortage of organs has made it necessary to look for new alternatives as xenotransplantation. The objective of this study was to analyze the attitudes of Polish nursing students toward organ donation of nonhuman origin, and to determine the factors that affect them. METHODS: Year 2011-2012. Nursing students of the University of Poland. Sampling points in 5 compulsory-attendance nursing courses with a completion rate of fulfillment of 80%. Validated questionnaire (PCID-XenoTx Rios) filled out anonymously and self-administered...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741564/the-anatomy-of-caprine-female-urethra-and-characteristics-of-muscle-and-bone-marrow-derived-caprine-cells-for-autologous-cell-therapy-testing
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A Burdzinska, B Dybowski, W Zarychta-Wisniewska, A Kulesza, R Zagozdzon, Z Gajewski, L Paczek
Cell therapy is emerging as an alternative treatment of stress urinary incontinence. However, many aspects of the procedure require further optimization. A large animal model is needed to reliably test cell delivery methods. In this study we aim to determine suitability of the goat as an experimental animal for testing intraurethral autologous cell transplantation in terms of urethral anatomy and cell culture parameters. The experiments were performed in 12 mature/aged female goats. Isolated caprine muscle derived cells (MDC) were myogenic in vitro and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) population was able to differentiate into adipo-, osteo- and chondrogenic lineages...
October 14, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738901/the-history-of-head-transplantation-a-review
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REVIEW
Nayan Lamba, Daniel Holsgrove, Marike L Broekman
BACKGROUND: Since the turn of the last century, the prospect of head transplantation has captured the imagination of scientists and the general public. Recently, head transplant has regained attention in popular media, as neurosurgeons have proposed performing this procedure in 2017. Given the potential impact of such a procedure, we were interested in learning the history of the technical hurdles that need to be overcome, and determine if it is even technically possible to perform such a procedure on humans today...
December 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729095/developing-a-rapid-algorithm-to-enable-rapid-characterization-of-alginate-microcapsules
#19
Ka Hei Chan, Rahul Krishnan, Michael Alexander, Jonathan Rt Lakey
The islets of Langerhans are endocrine tissue clusters that secrete hormones that regulate the body's glucose, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, the most important of which is insulin, a hormone secreted by β cells within the islets. In certain instances, a person's own immune system attacks and destroys them leading to the development of Type 1 diabetes (T1D), a lifelong condition that needs daily insulin administration to maintain health and prolong survival. Islet transplantation is a surgical procedure that has demonstrated the ability to normalize blood sugar levels for up to a few years, but the need for chronic immunosuppression relegates it to a last resort that is often only used sparingly, and in seriously-ill patients...
October 10, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699598/ischemic-post-conditioning-induces-post-stroke-neuroprotection-via-hsp70-mediated-proteasome-inhibition-and-facilitates-neural-progenitor-cell-transplantation
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Thorsten R Doeppner, Maria Doehring, Britta Kaltwasser, Arshad Majid, Fengyan Lin, Mathias Bähr, Ertugrul Kilic, Dirk M Hermann
In view of the failure of pharmacological therapies, alternative strategies promoting post-stroke brain repair are needed. Post-conditioning is a potentially promising therapeutic strategy, which induces acute neuroprotection against ischemic injury. To elucidate longer lasting actions of ischemic post-conditioning, mice were exposed to a 60-min stroke and post-conditioning by an additional 10-min stroke that was induced 10 min after reperfusion onset. Animals were sacrificed 24 h or 28 days post-stroke...
October 3, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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