Cell Regeneration

Faten A M Abo-Aziza, Abdel Kader A Zaki, Amal M Abo El-Maaty
This study aimed to clarify the potentiality of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) transplantation with albendazole (ABZ) on the modulation of immune responses against hydatid cyst antigens and the regeneration of injured livers in experimentally infected rats. Three different antigens of hydatid cyst fluid (HCF), hydatid cyst protoscolex (HCP) and hydatid cyst germinal layer (HCG) were isolated and their antigenic potencies were determined. The ultrasound, immunological and pathological criteria were investigated...
December 2019: Cell Regeneration
Chunmeng Yao, Wenhao Zhang, Ling Shuai
Fertilization happens when sperm and oocytes meet, which is a complicated process involving many important types of biological activation. Beginning in the 2-cell stage, an important event referred to as zygotic genome activation (ZGA) occurs, which governs the subsequent development of the embryo. In ZGA, multiple epigenetic modifications are involved and critical for pre-implantation development. These changes occur after ZGA, resulting in blastomeres segregate into two different lineages. Some blastomeres develop into the inner cell mass (ICM), and others develop into the trophectoderm (TE), which is considered the first cell fate decision...
December 2019: Cell Regeneration
Lianchao Tang, Fayu Yang, Xiaoxue He, Haihua Xie, Xiaoyu Liu, Junhao Fu, Haitao Xi, Xiaosheng Lu, Changbao Liu, Zongming Song, Jia Qu, Junzhao Zhao, Feng Gu
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and associated proteins (CRISPR-Cas) of bacterial adaptive immunity have been adopted as a powerful and versatile tool for manipulation of the genome. This paradigm has been widely applied in biological research and treatments of animal or cellular disease models. A critical feature of CRISPR-Cas is the protospacer adjacent motif (PAM), which dictates the DNA target recognition mechanism of Cas proteins. While, direct identifying functional PAM sequences in human cells remains a challenge...
December 2019: Cell Regeneration
Guang Yang, Xingxu Huang
Genome editing technology holds great promise for genome manipulation and gene therapy. While widespread utilization, genome editing has been used to unravel the roles of specific genes in differentiation and pluripotency of stem cells, and reinforce the stem cell-based applications. In this review, we summarize the advances of genome editing technology, as well as the derivative technologies from CRISPR/Cas system, which show tremendous potential in various fields. We also highlight the key findings in the studies of stem cells and regeneration by genome editing technology...
December 2019: Cell Regeneration
Ye-Guang Chen, Ying Lou
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December 2019: Cell Regeneration
Zhiwei Luo, Xiaobing Qing, Christina Benda, Zhijian Huang, Meng Zhang, Yinghua Huang, Hui Zhang, Lulu Wang, Yiwei Lai, Carl Ward, Giacomo Volpe, Xiaofen Zhong, Baoming Qin, Qiang Zhuang, Miguel A Esteban, Wenjuan Li
Class IIa histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a subfamily of HDACs with important functions in development and adult tissue homeostasis. As opposed to other HDACs, they lack catalytic function and bind transcription factors to recruit transcriptional co-regulators, mostly co-repressors such as nuclear receptor co-repressor (NCoR)/silencing mediator of retinoid and thyroid hormone receptor (SMRT). Class IIa HDACs enhance mouse somatic cell reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by repressing the function of the pro-mesenchymal transcription factor myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2), which is upregulated during this process...
June 2019: Cell Regeneration
Satwat Hashmi, H R Ahmad
This review deals with the human adult cardiomyocyte proliferation as a potential source for heart repair after injury. The mechanism to regain the proliferative capacity of adult cardiomyocytes is a challenge. However, recent studies are promising in showing that the 'locked' cell cycle of adult cardiomyocytes could be released through modulation of cell cycle checkpoints. In support of this are the signaling pathways of Notch, Hippo, Wnt, Akt and Jak/Stat that facilitate or inhibit the transition at cell cycle checkpoints...
June 2019: Cell Regeneration
Sen Yan, Shihua Li, Xiao-Jiang Li
Animal models that can mimic human diseases are the important tools for investigating the pathogenesis of the diseases and finding a way for treatment. There is no doubt that small animal models have provided a wealth of information regarding disease pathogenesis and also offered widely used tools to develop therapeutic strategies. Rodent models have been very valuable for investigators to understand the mechanisms underlying misfolded protein-mediated neuronal dysfunction and behavioral phenotypes in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases (HD)...
June 2019: Cell Regeneration
Qi Xing, Aiping Lin, Zhenghui Su, Chunhua Liu, Wenhao Huang, Wenjing Guo, Guangjin Pan, Yiping Guo, Xiaofen Zhong
Retrograde monosynaptic tracing with EnvA-pseudotyped rabies virus has been employed to identify the afferent and efferent connectivity of transplanted human embryonic stem (hES) cell-derived neurons in animal models. Due to the protracted development of transplanted human neurons in host animals, it is important that those transplanted cells express avian leukosis and sarcoma virus subgroup A receptor (TVA) and rabies glycoprotein G (Rgp) for a period of up to several months to enable identification of the synaptic inputs from host neurons to grafted neurons through this rabies virus-based method...
June 2019: Cell Regeneration
Shuming Sun, Yuanliang Peng, Jing Liu
Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBCs) facilitate gas exchange in the lungs and transport oxygen to the tissues. The human body must maintain erythrocyte regeneration to support metabolically active cells and tissues. In many hematological diseases, erythrocyte regeneration is impaired. Researchers have studied erythrocyte regeneration for many years both in vivo and in vitro . In this review, we summarize the sources and main culture methods for generating mature and functional red blood cells in vitro . Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are classic sources for erythrocyte regeneration...
December 2018: Cell Regeneration
Zhenyi Jin, Ling Xu, Yangqiu Li
As three decades ago, it was reported that adoptive T cell immunotherapy by infusion of autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) mediated objective cancer regression in patients with metastatic melanoma. A new era of T cell immunotherapy arose since the improvement and clinical use of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T) for the treatment of refractory and relapsed B lymphocyte leukemia. However, several challenges and difficulties remain on the way to reach generic and effective T cell immunotherapy, including lacking a generic method for generating anti-leukemia-specific T cells from every patient...
December 2018: Cell Regeneration
Mingrui Xu, Jingjing Wang, Xize Guo, Tingting Li, Xia Kuang, Qing-Feng Wu
Single embryonic and adult neural stem cells (NSCs) are characterized by their self-renewal and differentiation potential. Lineage tracing via clonal analysis allows for specific labeling of a single NSC and tracking of its progeny throughout development. Over the past five decades, a plethora of clonal analysis methods have been developed in tandem with integration of chemical, genetic, imaging and sequencing techniques. Applications of these approaches have gained diverse insights into the heterogeneous behavior of NSCs, lineage relationships between cells, molecular regulation of fate specification and ontogeny of complex neural tissues...
December 2018: Cell Regeneration
Weiqian Li, Yue Ren, Yanmin Si, Fang Wang, Jia Yu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have crucial roles via tethering with DNA, RNA or protein in diverse biological processes. These lncRNA-mediated interactions enhance gene regulatory networks and modulate a wide range of downstream genes. It has been demonstrated that several lncRNAs act as key regulators in hematopoiesis. This review highlights the roles of lncRNAs in normal hematopoietic development and discusses how lncRNA dysregulation correlates with disease prognoses and phenotypes.
December 2018: Cell Regeneration
Hui Cheng, Guohuan Sun, Tao Cheng
Adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and progenitors (HPCs) reside in the bone marrow, a highly orchestrated architecture. In the bone marrow, the process of how HSCs exert self-renewal and differentiation is tightly regulated by the surrounding microenvironment, or niche. Recent advances in imaging technologies and numerous knockout or knockin mouse models have greatly improved our understanding of the organization of the bone marrow niche. This niche compartment includes a complex network of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), osteolineage cells, endothelial cells (arterioles and sinusoids), sympathetic nerves, nonmyelinating Schwann cells and megakaryocytes...
September 2018: Cell Regeneration
Bo Wang, Dongwei Li, Jiekai Chen, Jing Liu, Duanqing Pei
The oncogene c-Jun plays a key role in development and cancer. Yet, its role in cell fate decision remains poorly understood at the molecular level. Here we report that c-Jun confers different fate decisions upon mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) in adhesion vs suspension culture. We developed a Tet-on system for temporal induction of c-Jun expression by Doxycycline treatment in mESCs. We show that mESCs carrying the inducible c-Jun TetOn remain pluripotent and grow slowly in suspension when c-Jun expression is induced, whilst when the cells adhere they undergo differentiation and show normal proliferative potential upon c-Jun induction...
September 2018: Cell Regeneration
Qitong Weng, Fangxiao Hu, Mengyun Zhang, Yong Dong, Cui Lv, Ying Wang, Xiaofei Liu, Jinyong Wang
Obtaining T cells by reprogramming is one of the major goals in regenerative medicine. Here, we describe a protocol for generating functional T cells from Hoxb5-expressing pro/pre-B cells in vivo . This protocol includes the construction of Hoxb5 recombinant plasmids, retroviral packaging, isolation and viral transduction of pro/pre-B cells, cell transplantation, and phenotypic analysis of induced T cells. The procedure is reproducible and straightforward, providing an approach for generating induced T cells for translational research...
September 2018: Cell Regeneration
Behnam Ebrahimi
Myocardial infarction leads to the loss of a huge number of cardiomyocytes and the reparatory response to this phenomenon is scar tissue formation, which impairs heart function. Direct reprogramming technology offers an alternative strategy for the generation of functional cardiomyocytes not only in vitro , but also in vivo in the site of injury. Results have demonstrated cardiac tissue regeneration and improvement in heart function after myocardial infarction following local injection of vectors encoding reprogramming transcription factors or miRNAs...
September 2018: Cell Regeneration
Xiuling Fu, Fangfang He, Yuhao Li, Allahverdi Shahveranov, Andrew Paul Hutchins
Organisms are made of a limited number of cell types that combine to form higher order tissues and organs. Cell types have traditionally been defined by their morphologies or biological activity, yet the underlying molecular controls of cell type remain unclear. The onset of single cell technologies, and more recently genomics (particularly single cell genomics), has substantially increased the understanding of the concept of cell type, but has also increased the complexity of this understanding. These new technologies have added a new genome wide molecular dimension to the description of cell type, with genome-wide expression and epigenetic data acting as a cell type 'fingerprint' to describe the cell state...
December 2017: Cell Regeneration
Wuhong Pei, Sunny C Huang, Lisha Xu, Kade Pettie, María Laura Ceci, Mario Sánchez, Miguel L Allende, Shawn M Burgess
BACKGROUND: We are using genetics to identify genes specifically involved in hearing regeneration. In a large-scale genetic screening, we identified mgat5a , a gene in the N -glycosylation biosynthesis pathway whose activity negatively impacts hair cell regeneration. METHODS: We used a combination of mutant analysis in zebrafish and a hair cell regeneration assay to phenotype the loss of Mgat5a activity in zebrafish. We used pharmacological inhibition of N -glycosylation by swansonine...
2016: Cell Regeneration
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