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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736957/xenogeneic-chimera-generated-by-blastocyst-complementation-as-a-potential-unlimited-source-of-recipient-tailored-organs
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REVIEW
Graziano Oldani, Andrea Peloso, Stéphanie Lacotte, Raphael Meier, Christian Toso
Blastocyst complementation refers to the injection of cells into a blastocyst. The technology allows for the creation of chimeric animals, which have the potential to be used as an unlimited source of organ donors. Pluripotent stem cells could be generated from a patient in need of a transplantation and injected into a large animal blastocyst (potentially of a pig), leading to the creation of organ(s) allowing immunosuppression-free transplantation. Various chimera combinations have already been generated, but one of the most recent steps leads to the creation of human-pig chimeras, which could be studied at an embryo stage...
July 23, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726153/immunological-issues-after-stem-cell-based-%C3%AE-cell-replacement
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REVIEW
Valeria Sordi, Silvia Pellegrini, Lorenzo Piemonti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Islet and pancreas transplantation prove that β cell replacement can cure the glycemic derangements in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can differentiate into functional insulin-producing cells, able to restore normoglycemia in diabetic animal models. iPSCs in particular can be derived from the somatic cells of a person with T1D. This review aims to clarify if it is possible to transplant autologous iPSC-derived β cells without immunosuppression or which are the alternative approaches...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717861/patient-perspectives-on-gene-transfer-therapy-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Heather Strong, Monica J Mitchell, Alana Goldstein-Leever, Lisa Shook, Punam Malik, Lori E Crosby
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic genetic disease with high morbidity and early mortality; it affects nearly 100,000 individuals in the USA. Bone marrow transplantation, the only curative treatment, is available to less than 20% of patients because of a number of access barriers. Gene transfer therapy (GTT) has been shown to be curative in animal models and is approved for use in humans for early-phase studies at a few centers. GTT would offer a more accessible treatment option available to all patients...
July 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698981/genetically-modified-pigs-as-organ-donors-for-xenotransplantation
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REVIEW
Magdalena Hryhorowicz, Joanna Zeyland, Ryszard Słomski, Daniel Lipiński
The growing shortage of available organs is a major problem in transplantology. Thus, new and alternative sources of organs need to be found. One promising solution could be xenotransplantation, i.e., the use of animal cells, tissues and organs. The domestic pig is the optimum donor for such transplants. However, xenogeneic transplantation from pigs to humans involves high immune incompatibility and a complex rejection process. The rapid development of genetic engineering techniques enables genome modifications in pigs that reduce the cross-species immune barrier...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688236/antigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells-are-police-cars-the-answer
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REVIEW
Nicholas A J Dawson, Megan K Levings
Cellular therapy with T-regulatory cells (Tregs) is a promising strategy to control immune responses and restore immune tolerance in a variety of immune-mediated diseases, such as transplant rejection and autoimmunity. Multiple clinical trials are currently testing this approach, typically by infusing a single dose of polyclonal Tregs that have been expanded in vitro. However, evidence from animal models of Treg therapy has clearly shown that antigen-specific Tregs are vastly superior to polyclonal cells, meaning that fewer cells are needed for the desired therapeutic effect...
June 19, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685630/the-potential-role-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Maitham Abbas Khajah
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of an unknown etiology. Its pathogenesis involves an interplay of infectious, genetic, environmental, and immunological factors. The current therapeutic options have various limitations in terms of cost, side effect profile, and the development of drug resistance and dependence. Therefore, there is a need to develop future therapeutic options which are safe and effective to control the inflammatory process. This review focuses in a method for the administration of fecal matters (which contains a mixture of various commensals) from a healthy donor to the inflamed colon called fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) aiming to correct the underlying dysbiosis in the gut as one of the major driving force for the inflammatory process...
July 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670518/hair-follicle-generation-by-injections-of-adult-human-follicular-epithelial-and-dermal-papilla-cells-into-nude-mice
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Mohammadali Nilforoushzadeh, Elham Rahimi Jameh, Fariba Jaffary, Ehsan Abolhasani, Gelavizh Keshtmand, Hajar Zarkob, Parvaneh Mohammadi, Nasser Aghdami
OBJECTIVE: Dermal papilla and hair epithelial stem cells regulate hair formation and the growth cycle. Damage to or loss of these cells can cause hair loss. Although several studies claim to reconstitute hairs using rodent cells in an animal model, additional research is needed to develop a stable human hair follicle reconstitution protocol. In this study, we have evaluated hair induction by injecting adult cultured human dermal papilla cells and a mixture of hair epithelial and dermal papilla cells in a mouse model...
July 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660387/3d-bioprinting-technology-scientific-aspects-and-ethical-issues
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REVIEW
Sara Patuzzo, Giada Goracci, Rosagemma Ciliberti, Luca Gasperini
The scientific development of 3D bioprinting is rapidly advancing. This innovative technology involves many ethical and regulatory issues, including theoretical, source, transplantation and enhancement, animal welfare, economic, safety and information arguments. 3D bioprinting technology requires an adequate bioethical debate in order to develop regulations in the interest both of public health and the development of research. This paper aims to initiate and promote ethical debate. The authors examine scientific aspects of 3D bioprinting technology and explore related ethical issues, with special regard to the protection of individual rights and transparency of research...
June 28, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652101/salt-inflammatory-joint-disease-and-autoimmunity
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Johanna Sigaux, Luca Semerano, Guillaume Favre, Natacha Bessis, Marie-Christophe Boissier
Salt is a vital nutrient. Excess salt intake, however, has recently been blamed for triggering and/or worsening certain autoimmune diseases. In vitro, the cells involved in innate and adaptive immune responses exhibit an inflammatory profile when placed in hypertonic saline. More specifically, macrophages release increased amounts of proinflammatory cytokines, produce reactive oxygen species, and become capable of activating the inflammasome. T helper cells, via activation of serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1), overexpress IL-17A and IL-23R and differentiate into Th17 cells; whereas regulatory T cells lose the inhibitory capabilities needed to preserve self-tolerance...
June 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651900/potential-clinical-applications-of-placental-stem-cells-for-use-in-fetal-therapy-of-birth-defects
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Melissa Vanover, Aijun Wang, Diana Farmer
Placental stem cells are of growing interest for a variety of clinical applications due to their multipotency and ready availability from otherwise frequently discarded biomaterial. Stem cells derived from the placenta have been investigated in a number of disease processes, including wound healing, ischemic heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and chronic lung or liver injury. Fetal intervention for structural congenital defects, such as spina bifida, has rapidly progressed as a field due to advances in maternal-fetal medicine and improving surgical techniques...
May 18, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642191/new-aspects-in-free-flap-surgery-mini-perforator-flaps-and-extracorporeal-flap-perfusion
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K-D Wolff
BACKGROUND: The scope of microvascular tissue transfer in the Head and Neck reaches from coverage of simple soft tissue defects to complex 3-D reconstructions using multiple or chimeric flaps. This paper summarises the presentation given at the Congress of the French Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Marseille 2017. It was the aim of our work to add further elements to this wide spectrum of reconstructive possibilities. METHODS: For patients with small intraoral soft tissue defects in whom the use of a radial forearm flap would not be justified because of its donor site morbidity, but who nevertheless would take a benefit from a small free flap, we used mini-perforator flaps from the lower leg...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634158/stem-cell-therapy-for-enhancement-of-bone-consolidation-in-distraction-osteogenesis-a-contemporary-review-of-experimental-studies
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Y Yang, S Lin, B Wang, W Gu, G Li
OBJECTIVES: Distraction osteogenesis (DO) mobilises bone regenerative potential and avoids the complications of other treatments such as bone graft. The major disadvantage of DO is the length of time required for bone consolidation. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used to promote bone formation with some good results. METHODS: We hereby review the published literature on the use of MSCs in promoting bone consolidation during DO. RESULTS: Studies differed in animal type (mice, rabbit, dog, sheep), bone type (femur, tibia, skull), DO protocols and cell transplantation methods...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631900/-experimental-development-and-rationale-for-a-renal-decellularization-protocol-with-subsequent-comprehensive-assessment-of-the-biological-scaffold
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P V Glybochko, S N Alekseenko, E A Gubareva, E V Kuevda, A A Basov, A S Sotnichenko, S S Dzhimak, I S Gumenyuk, I Kh Egiev, V N Chechelyan, R Z Nakokhov, O M Lyasota, Yu V Teterin
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is one of the most challenging problems of contemporary medicine. Patients with chronic renal failure usually need renal replacement therapy as either hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant. The latter is the most promising option for end-stage kidney disease. However, the shortage of donor organs, the complexity of their delivery, the difficulty in finding an immunologically compatible donor and the need for lifelong immunosuppression triggered advances in modern tissue engineering...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626156/a-method-to-establish-a-mouse-model-of-bone-marrow-microenvironment-injury
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Wenzhe Cheng, Quanhu Ge, Longfei Wan, Xiaoyi Wang, Xueling Chen, Xiangwei Wu
A normal bone marrow microenvironment plays a very important role in the normal functioning of hematopoietic stem cells. Once disturbed, this microenvironment can become favorable for the occurrence of blood disorders, cancers, and other diseases. Therefore, further studies on the bone marrow microenvironment should be performed to reveal regulatory and stem cell fate determination mechanisms and promote the development of bone marrow transplantation, tissue repair and regenerative medicine, and other fields...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617170/adherence-of-heart-transplant-recipients-to-prescribed-medication-and-recommended-lifestyle-habits
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Y Brocks, A Zittermann, D Grisse, G Schmid-Ott, S Stock-Gießendanner, U Schulz, J Brakhage, A Benkler, J Gummert, Katharina Tigges-Limmer
INTRODUCTION: Nonadherence may cause severe health problems in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: The present study aimed to investigate adherence to prescribed medication and recommended lifestyle habits in post-HTx patients and to assess associations between adherence, quality of life (QOL), and psychological well-being. DESIGN: A questionnaire package was sent to all HTx patients from our clinic (n = 858) to answer questions anonymously on medication adherence, dietary recommendations (avoidance of raw animal products and ice cream), pet keeping (risk of zoonosis), anxiety and depression, QOL, and posttraumatic stress disorders...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616040/stem-cell-transplantation-for-spinal-cord-injury-a-meta-analysis-of-treatment-effectiveness-and-safety
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Xiao Fan, Jin-Zhao Wang, Xiao-Min Lin, Li Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of stem cell transplantation for spinal cord injury (SCI). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Science and Technology Journal, Wanfang, and SinoMed databases were systematically searched by computer to select clinical randomized controlled trials using stem cell transplantation to treat SCI, published between each database initiation and July 2016...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609280/the-history-behind-successful-uterine-transplantation-in-humans
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Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba Castellón, Martha Isolina García Amador, Roberto Enrique Díaz González, Montoya Sarmiento Jorge Eduardo, César Díaz-García, Niclas Kvarnström, Mats Bränström
This paper aimed to describe the basic aspects of uterine transplant (UTx) research in humans, including preliminary experiences in rodents and domestic species. Studies in rats, domestic species, and non-human primates validated and optimized the UTx procedure in terms of its surgical aspects, immunosuppression, rejection diagnosis, peculiarities of pregnancy in immunosuppressed patients, and patients with special uterine conditions. In animal species, the first live birth from UTx was achieved in a syngeneic mouse model in 2003...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603177/recent-progress-using-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-cardiac-regenerative-therapy
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Hajime Ichimura, Yuji Shiba
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) have gained interest for cell-based regenerative therapies because of their capacity to differentiate into most somatic cell types, including cardiomyocytes. Remarkable progress in the generation of PSC-derived cardiomyocytes has been made in this decade, and recent preclinical transplantation studies using various animal models have provided proof-of-principle for their use in heart regeneration. However, several obstacles preclude their effective and safe clinical application for cardiac repair, including the need for approaches that prevent tumorigenesis, arrhythmogenesis, and immune rejection...
June 10, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596511/effect-of-alprazolam-on-redox-status-in-renal-transplantation-donors-and-recipients
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Meltem Güner Can, Özgen Ilgaz Koçyiğit, Uğur Aksu, Ali Özer, Fevzi Toraman
BACKGROUND Benzodiazepines are the most popular premedication drugs thought to act through the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor complex and alprazolam is one of the most potent benzodiazepines that have a quick onset. While there is a growing body of evidence supporting alprazolam in the amelioration of redox status in animals, no study has been performed concerning its antioxidant activity in humans. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of alprazolam on redox status. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was a four-group randomized controlled trial...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587802/cytokine-filtration-modulates-pulmonary-metabolism-and-edema-formation-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion
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Ilker Iskender, Tugba Cosgun, Stephan Arni, Michael Trinkwitz, Stefan Fehlings, Yoshito Yamada, Nikola Cesarovic, Keke Yu, Thomas Frauenfelder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Walter Weder, Ilhan Inci
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has improved the process of donor lung management. Cytokine accumulation during EVLP has been shown to correlate with worse outcome after lung transplantation. Our objective in this study was to test the safety and efficacy of cytokine filtration during EVLP in a large animal model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were preserved for 24 hours at 4°C, followed by 12 hours of EVLP, according to the Toronto protocol. The perfusate was continuously run through an absorbent device (CytoSorb) via a veno-venous shunt from the reservoir in the filter group...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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