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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339553/de-and-recellularization-of-the-pig-uterus-a-bioengineering-pilot-study%C3%A2
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Hannes Campo, Pedro M Baptista, Nuria López-Pérez, Amparo Faus, Irene Cervelló, Carlos Simón
Absolute uterine factor infertility, or the absence of a functional uterus, has a prevalence of 3%-5% in the general population. Despite the great strides being made in reproductive medicine, patients diagnosed with absolute uterine factor infertility remain untreatable. The only available solution has been gestational surrogacy, but recently the Brannström group presented a viable alternative by reporting the first successful live birth after uterus transplantation. Similar to other transplantations, this approach has inherent limitations such as the paucity of donor organs and the need for long-term immunosuppression...
December 27, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321224/specific-igg-antibodies-react-to-mimotopes-of-bk-polyomavirus-a-small-dna-tumor-virus-in-healthy-adult-sera
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Silvia Pietrobon, Ilaria Bononi, Elisa Mazzoni, Francesca Lotito, Marco Manfrini, Andrea Puozzo, Federica Destro, Giovanni Guerra, Pier Francesco Nocini, Fernanda Martini, Mauro G Tognon
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) was isolated in 1971 from the urine of a kidney transplant patient. Soon after its identification, BKPyV was characterized as a kidney-tropic virus, which is responsible of a significant fraction of the rejection of transplant kidney in the host. Moreover, in experimental conditions, BKPyV is able to transform different types of animal and human cells and to induce tumors of different histotypes in experimental animals. BKPyV DNA sequences have been detected in healthy individuals and cancer patients using polymerase chain reaction/Shouthern blot hybridization methods...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320774/3d-bioprint-me-a-socioethical-view-of-bioprinting-human-organs-and-tissues
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Niki Vermeulen, Gill Haddow, Tirion Seymour, Alan Faulkner-Jones, Wenmiao Shu
In this article, we review the extant social science and ethical literature on three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting. 3D bioprinting has the potential to be a 'game-changer', printing human organs on demand, no longer necessitating the need for living or deceased human donation or animal transplantation. Although the technology is not yet at the level required to bioprint an entire organ, 3D bioprinting may have a variety of other mid-term and short-term benefits that also have positive ethical consequences, for example, creating alternatives to animal testing, filling a therapeutic need for minors and avoiding species boundary crossing...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319418/autologous-cartilage-chip-transplantation-improves-repair-tissue-composition-compared-with-marrow-stimulation
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Bjørn Borsøe Christensen, Morten Lykke Olesen, Martin Lind, Casper Bindzus Foldager
BACKGROUND: Repair of chondral injuries by use of cartilage chips has recently demonstrated clinical feasibility. PURPOSE: To investigate in vivo cartilage repair outcome of autologous cartilage chips compared with marrow stimulation in full-thickness cartilage defects in a minipig model. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Six Göttingen minipigs received two 6-mm chondral defects in the medial and lateral trochlea of each knee...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291470/comparative-efficacy-of-multiple-variables-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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LiPing Liu, Zhen Hua, Jun Shen, Yan Yin, Jing Yang, Kathleen Cheng, Aijun Liu, Lina Wang, Jianguo Cheng
OBJECTIVES: The current treatment options for neuropathic pain due to nerve injuries are limited and largely unsatisfactory. Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation (MSC) has shown promise as an emerging therapy for neuropathic pain. However, a number of critical parameters, including the sources of cells, the number of cells, and routes of transplantation, need to be elucidated before it can be tested clinically. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from rat bone marrow (rBM-MSCs) and adipose tissue (rAD-MSCs) and characterized by flow cytometry and functional differentiation...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274145/emerging-monoclonal-antibodies-against-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Séverine Péchiné, Claire Janoir, Anne Collignon
Clostridium difficile infections are characterized by a high recurrence rate despite antibiotic treatments and there is an urgent need to develop new treatments such as fecal transplantation and immonotherapy. Besides active immunotherapy with vaccines, passive immunotherapy has shown promise, especially with monoclonal antibodies. Areas covered: Herein, the authors review the different assays performed with monoclonal antibodies against C. difficile toxins and surface proteins to treat or prevent primary or recurrent episodes of C...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261878/hemodynamic-and-perioperative-management-in-two-different-preclinical-pig-to-baboon-cardiac-xenotransplantation-models
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Tanja Mayr, Andreas Bauer, Bruno Reichart, Sonja Guethoff, Uwe Schoenmann, Matthias Längin, Alessandro Panelli, Alexander Kind, Paolo Brenner, Jan-Michael Abicht
BACKGROUND: The perioperative phase of preclinical cardiac xenotransplantations significantly affects the experimental outcome. Moderate or even severe hemodynamic and respiratory impairment occurs frequently in baboons after receiving a cardiac transplant. The perioperative management of such postoperative instability is very demanding, especially in the experimental setting. We compared perioperative changes of hemodynamic and laboratory findings during orthotopic and heterotopic thoracic cardiac xenotransplantations and describe our monitoring, treatment and intensive care...
March 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258056/novel-immunodeficient-pde6b-rd1-mouse-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa-to-investigate-potential-therapeutics-and-pathogenesis-of-retinal-degeneration
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Alaknanda Mishra, Barun Das, Madhu Nath, Srikanth Iyer, Ashwani Kesarwani, Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Shailendra Arindkar, Preeti Sahay, Kshama Jain, Parul Sahu, Prakriti Sinha, Thirumurthy Velpandian, Perumal Nagarajan, Pramod Upadhyay
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common retinal degeneration disease caused by mutation in any gene of the photo transduction cascade and results in photoreceptor dystrophy. Over decades, several animal models have been used to address the need for elucidation of effective therapeutics and factors regulating retinal degeneration to prohibit or renew the damaged retina. However, controversies over immune privilege of retina during cell transplantation and role of immune modulation during RP still remain largely uninvestigated due to lack of proper animal models...
March 3, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256526/vascular-permeability-drives-susceptibility-to-influenza-infection-in-a-murine-model-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Erik A Karlsson, Thomas H Oguin, Victoria Meliopoulos, Amy Iverson, Alexandria Broadnax, Sun-Woo Yoon, Tamara Pestina, Paul Thomas, Richard Webby, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Jason W Rosch
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major global health concern. Patients with SCD experience disproportionately greater morbidity and mortality in response to influenza infection than do others. Viral infection is one contributing factor for the development of Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS), a major cause of morbidity and mortality in SCD patients. We determined whether the heightened sensitivity to influenza infection could be reproduced in the two different SCD murine models to ascertain the underlying mechanisms of increased disease severity...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201972/cell-based-tolerogenic-therapy-experience-from-animal-models-of-multiple-sclerosis-type-1-diabetes-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ivana Stojanović, Mirjana Dimitrijević, Marta Vives-Pi, Maria Jose Mansilla, Irma Pujol-Autonell, Silvia Rodríguez-Fernandez, Lenka Palová-Jelínková, David P Funda, Alisa Gruden-Movsesijan, Ljiljana Sofronić-Milosavljević, Catharien M U Hilkens, Eva Martínez-Cáceres, Djordje Miljković
Cell-based tolerogenic therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Regulatory T cells and tolerogenic dendritic cells have been particularly explored in the treatment of various autoimmune disorders in experimental models of disease. Although some of these cells have already been tested in a limited number of clinical trials, there is still a need for preclinical research on tolerogenic cells in animal models of autoimmunity. This review will focus on the relevance of data obtained from studies in experimental animal models for the use of tolerogenic cell-based therapy in humans...
February 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199828/hucns-sc-human-nscs-fail-to-differentiate-form-ectopic-clusters-and-provide-no-cognitive-benefits-in-a-transgenic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Samuel E Marsh, Stephen T Yeung, Maria Torres, Lydia Lau, Joy L Davis, Edwin S Monuki, Wayne W Poon, Mathew Blurton-Jones
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) can improve cognition in animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, AD is a protracted disorder, and prior studies have examined only short-term effects. We therefore used an immune-deficient model of AD (Rag-5xfAD mice) to examine long-term transplantation of human NSCs (StemCells Inc.; HuCNS-SCs). Five months after transplantation, HuCNS-SCs had engrafted and migrated throughout the hippocampus and exhibited no differences in survival or migration in response to β-amyloid pathology...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191783/concise-review-the-potential-use-of-intestinal-stem-cells-to-treat-patients-with-intestinal-failure
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Sung Noh Hong, James C Y Dunn, Matthias Stelzner, Martín G Martín
Intestinal failure is a rare life-threatening condition that results in the inability to maintain normal growth and hydration status by enteral nutrition alone. Although parenteral nutrition and whole organ allogeneic transplantation have improved the survival of these patients, current therapies are associated with a high risk for morbidity and mortality. Development of methods to propagate adult human intestinal stem cells (ISCs) and pluripotent stem cells raises the possibility of using stem cell-based therapy for patients with monogenic and polygenic forms of intestinal failure...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180006/effects-of-amniotic-epithelial-cell-transplantation-in-endothelial-injury
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REVIEW
Gabriella Vácz, Attila Cselenyák, Zsuzsanna Cserép, Rita Benkő, Endre Kovács, Eszter Pankotai, Andrea Lindenmair, Susanne Wolbank, Charlotte M Schwarz, Dénes B Horváthy, Levente Kiss, István Hornyák, Zsombor Lacza
PURPOSE: Human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) are promising tools for endothelial repair in vascular regenerative medicine. We hypothesized that these epithelial cells are capable of repairing the damaged endothelial layer following balloon injury of the carotid artery in adult male rats. RESULTS: Two days after injury, the transplanted hAECs were observed at the luminal side of the arterial wall. Then, 4 weeks after the injury, significant intimal thickening was observed in both untreated and cell implanted vessels...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170201/concise-review-hematopoietic-stem-cell-origins-lessons-from-embryogenesis-for-improving-regenerative-medicine
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Adriana De La Garza, Arpan Sinha, Teresa V Bowman
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have extensive regenerative capacity to replace all blood cell types, an ability that is harnessed in the clinic for bone marrow transplantation. Finding appropriate donors remains a major limitation to more extensive usage of HSC-based therapies. Derivation of patient-specific HSCs from pluripotent stem cells offers great promise to remedy this problem if scientists could crack the code on how to make robust, transplantable HSCs in a dish. Studies delving into the native origins of HSC production during embryonic development should supply the necessary playbook...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167338/dissociation-between-dopaminergic-response-and-motor-behavior-following-intrastriatal-but-not-intravenous-transplant-of-bone-marrow-mononuclear-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Caroline Calice da Silva, Bárbara Nunes Azevedo, Denise Cantarelli Machado, Eduardo R Zimmer, Leo Anderson Meira Martins, Jaderson Costa da Costa
Parkinson's disease is characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons from the substantia nigra, a process that leads to a dopamine deficiency in the striatum. This deficiency is responsible for the development of motor symptoms, including resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability. Based on the observation of substantial neuronal death, alternatives to Parkinson's disease treatment have been studied, including cell-based therapies. The present study aimed to assess the therapeutic potential of intravenous and intrastriatal transplant of bone marrow mononuclear cells in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease...
May 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161770/posterior-ventricular-restoration-treatment-for-heart-failure-a-review-past-present-and-future-aspects
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REVIEW
Tadashi Isomura, Yasuhisa Fukada, Takuya Miyazaki, Minoru Yoshida, Akimasa Morisaki, Masahiro Endo
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the major causes of death and occurs in more than 15,000,000 patients worldwide. The incidence is expected to increase in parallel with the aging population. Most current therapies for CHF are medications, and biventricular pacing implantation as appropriated by cardiologists, or surgical interventions. The heart transplantation for indicated patients is still gold standard surgery although the 10-year survival rate is approximately 60% based on the worldwide data. However, the cardiac transplantation remains epidemiologically insignificant because of donor pool limitations...
March 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155808/using-electrical-stimulation-to-enhance-the-efficacy-of-cell-transplantation-therapies-for-neurodegenerative-retinal-diseases-concepts-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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Abby Leigh Manthey, Wei Liu, Zhi Xin Jiang, Marcus Hiu Kong Lee, Jian Ji, Kwok-Fai So, Jimmy Shiu Ming Lai, Vincent Wing Hong Lee, Kin Chiu
Disease or trauma-induced loss or dysfunction of neurons in any central nervous system (CNS) tissue will have a significant impact on the health of the affected patient. The retina is a multilayered tissue that originates from the neuroectoderm, much like the brain and spinal cord. While sight is not required for life, neurodegeneration-related loss of vision not only affects the quality of life for the patient, but also has societal implications in terms of health care expenditure. Thus, it is essential to develop effective strategies to repair the retina and prevent disease symptoms...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141843/zika-virus-tissue-and-blood-compartmentalization-in-acute-infection-of-rhesus-macaques
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Lark L Coffey, Patricia A Pesavento, Rebekah I Keesler, Anil Singapuri, Jennifer Watanabe, Rie Watanabe, JoAnn Yee, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Christina Cruzen, Kari L Christe, J Rachel Reader, Wilhelm von Morgenland, Anne M Gibbons, A Mark Allen, Jeff Linnen, Kui Gao, Eric Delwart, Graham Simmons, Mars Stone, Marion Lanteri, Sonia Bakkour, Michael Busch, John Morrison, Koen K A Van Rompay
Animal models of Zika virus (ZIKV) are needed to better understand tropism and pathogenesis and to test candidate vaccines and therapies to curtail the pandemic. Humans and rhesus macaques possess similar fetal development and placental biology that is not shared between humans and rodents. We inoculated 2 non-pregnant rhesus macaques with a 2015 Brazilian ZIKV strain. Consistent with most human infections, the animals experienced no clinical disease but developed short-lived plasma viremias that cleared as neutralizing antibody developed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121868/single-implantable-fk506-disk-prevents-rejection-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
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Jignesh V Unadkat, Jonas T Schnider, Firuz G Feturi, Wakako Tsuji, Jacqueline M Bliley, Raman Venkataramanan, Mario G Solari, Kacey G Marra, Vijay S Gorantla, Alexander M Spiess
BACKGROUND: In vascularized composite allotransplantation, medication nonadherence leads to increased acute rejections. Improving medication adherence would improve overall allograft survival. Regionally delivered immunosuppression, targeted to sites of allorecognition, may reduce or eliminate the need for daily systemic immunosuppression. METHODS: The authors developed biodegradable FK disks containing FK506-loaded double-walled microspheres and tested their efficacy at preventing rejection in a Brown-Norway-to-Lewis rat hindlimb transplantation model...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112071/early-life-programming-and-the-risk-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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C Lynch, C S Chan, A J Drake
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can be considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. NAFLD represents a spectrum of disease, from the relatively benign simple steatosis to the more serious non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which can progress to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and end-stage liver failure, necessitating liver transplantation. Although the increasing prevalence of NAFLD in developed countries has substantial implications for public health, many of the precise mechanisms accounting for the development and progression of NAFLD are unclear...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
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