Publications by authors named "Shahar Goeta"

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Impact of Systemic versus Intratympanic Dexamethasone Administration on the Perilymph Proteome.

J Proteome Res 2021 08 22;20(8):4001-4009. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, United States.

Glucocorticoids are the first-line treatment for sensorineural hearing loss, but little is known about the mechanism of their protective effect or the impact of route of administration. The recent development of hollow microneedles enables safe and reliable sampling of perilymph for proteomic analysis. Using these microneedles, we investigate the effect of intratympanic (IT) versus intraperitoneal (IP) dexamethasone administration on guinea pig perilymph proteome. Guinea pigs were treated with IT dexamethasone ( = 6), IP dexamethasone ( = 8), or untreated for control ( = 8) 6 h prior to aspiration. The round window membrane (RWM) was accessed via a postauricular approach, and hollow microneedles were used to perforate the RWM and aspirate 1 μL of perilymph. Perilymph samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based label-free quantitative proteomics. Mass spectrometry raw data files have been deposited in an international public repository (MassIVE proteomics repository at https://massive.ucsd.edu/) under data set # MSV000086887. In the 22 samples of perilymph analyzed, 632 proteins were detected, including the inner ear protein cochlin, a perilymph marker. Of these, 14 proteins were modulated by IP, and three proteins were modulated by IT dexamethasone. In both IP and IT dexamethasone groups, VGF nerve growth factor inducible was significantly upregulated compared to control. The remaining adjusted proteins modulate neurons, inflammation, or protein synthesis. Proteome analysis facilitated by the use of hollow microneedles shows that route of dexamethasone administration impacts changes seen in perilymph proteome. Compared to IT administration, the IP route was associated with greater changes in protein expression, including proteins involved in neuroprotection, inflammatory pathway, and protein synthesis. Our findings show that microneedles can mediate safe and effective intracochlear sampling and hold promise for inner ear diagnostics.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00322DOI Listing
August 2021

Novel 3D-printed hollow microneedles facilitate safe, reliable, and informative sampling of perilymph from guinea pigs.

Hear Res 2021 02 2;400:108141. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 180 Fort Washington Avenue, Harkness Pavilion, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10032, United States; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Inner ear diagnostics is limited by the inability to atraumatically obtain samples of inner ear fluid. The round window membrane (RWM) is an attractive portal for accessing perilymph samples as it has been shown to heal within one week after the introduction of microperforations. A 1 µL volume of perilymph is adequate for proteome analysis, yet the total volume of perilymph within the scala tympani of the guinea pig is limited to less than 5 µL. This study investigates the safety and reliability of a novel hollow microneedle device to aspirate perilymph samples adequate for proteomic analysis.

Methods: The guinea pig RWM was accessed via a postauricular surgical approach. 3D-printed hollow microneedles with an outer diameter of 100 µm and an inner diameter of 35 µm were used to perforate the RWM and aspirate 1 µL of perilymph. Two perilymph samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics as part of a preliminary study. Hearing was assessed before and after aspiration using compound action potential (CAP) and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE). RWMs were harvested 72 h after aspiration and evaluated for healing using confocal microscopy.

Results: There was no permanent damage to hearing at 72 h after perforation as assessed by CAP (n = 7) and DPOAE (n = 8), and all perforations healed completely within 72 h (n = 8). In the two samples of perilymph analyzed, 620 proteins were detected, including the inner ear protein cochlin, widely recognized as a perilymph marker.

Conclusion: Hollow microneedles can facilitate aspiration of perilymph across the RWM at a quality and volume adequate for proteomic analysis without causing permanent anatomic or physiologic dysfunction. Microneedles can mediate safe and effective intracochlear sampling and show great promise for inner ear diagnostics.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2020.108141DOI Listing
February 2021

Dual IFN-γ/hypoxia priming enhances immunosuppression of mesenchymal stromal cells through regulatory proteins and metabolic mechanisms.

J Immunol Regen Med 2018 Mar 25;1:45-56. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

The immunosuppressive capacity of human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) renders them promising candidates for treating diverse immune disorders. However, after hundreds of clinical trials, there are still no MSC therapies approved in the United States. MSCs require specific cues to adopt their immunosuppressive phenotype, and yet most clinical trials use cells expanded in basic culture medium and growth conditions. We propose that priming MSCs prior to administration will improve their therapeutic efficacy. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) priming are cues common to situations of immune escape that have individually shown promise as MSC priming cues but have not been systematically compared. Using mixed lymphocyte reactions, we show that priming MSCs with either cue alone improves T-cell inhibition. However, combining the two cues results in additive effects and markedly enhances the immunosuppressive phenotype of MSCs. We demonstrate that IFN-γ induces expression of numerous immunosuppressive proteins (IDO, PD-L1, HLA-E, HLA-G), whereas hypoxia switches MSCs to glycolysis, causing rapid glucose consumption and production of T-cell inhibitory lactate levels. Dual IFN-γ/hypoxia primed MSCs display both attributes and have even higher induction of immunosuppressive proteins over IFN-γ priming alone (IDO and HLA-G), which may reflect another benefit of metabolic reconfiguration.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.regen.2018.01.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197483PMC
March 2018

The influence of hypoxia and IFN-γ on the proteome and metabolome of therapeutic mesenchymal stem cells.

Biomaterials 2018 06 15;167:226-234. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Over the past 15 years, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been assessed for their capacity to suppress inflammation and promote tissue repair. Regardless of whether the cells are primed (exposed to instructive cues) before administration, their phenotype will respond to environmental signals present in the pathophysiological setting being treated. Since hypoxia and inflammation coexist in the settings of acute injury and chronic disease we sought to explore how the proteome and metabolome of MSCs changes when cells were exposed to 48 h of 1% oxygen, interferon gamma (IFN-γ), or both cues together. We specifically focused on changes in cell metabolism, immune modulation, extracellular matrix secretion and modification, and survival capacity. IFN-γ promoted expression of anti-pathogenic proteins and induced MSCs to limit inflammation and fibrosis while promoting their own survival. Hypoxia instead led to cell adaptation to low oxygen, including upregulation of proteins involved in anaerobic metabolism, autophagy, angiogenesis, and cell migration. While dual priming resulted in additive effects, we also found many instances of synergy. These data lend insight to how MSCs may behave after administration to a patient and suggest how priming cells beforehand could improve their therapeutic capacity.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.03.027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5894357PMC
June 2018
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