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Universal Engraftment after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Using Cryopreserved CD34 Selected Grafts.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Medicine, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Background: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most centers performing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (allo-HCT) have switched to the use of cryopreserved grafts. Previous investigators have suggested that cryopreserved allografts may heighten risk of nonengraftment. To date, no study has investigated the effect of cryopreservation of CD34-selected hematopoietic progenitor cells (CD34+HPC) used as the sole graft source. Read More

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Differential expression of Dp71 and Dp40 isoforms in proliferating and differentiated neural stem cells: Identification of Dp40 splicing variants.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 May 11;560:152-158. Epub 2021 May 11.

Departamento de Genética y Biología Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV), Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, 07360, Ciudad de México, Mexico. Electronic address:

Dp71 and Dp40 are the main products of the DMD gene in the central nervous system, and they are developmentally regulated from the early stages of embryonic development to adulthood. To further study the roles of Dp71 and Dp40 during cell proliferation and neural differentiation, we analyzed Dp71/Dp40 isoform expression at the mRNA level by RT-PCR assays to identify alternative splicing (AS) in the isoforms expressed in rat neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) and in differentiated cells (neurons and glia). We found that proliferating NSPCs expressed Dp71d, Dp71d, Dp71f, Dp71f, Dp71d and Dp40, as well as two Dp40 isoforms: Dp40 and Dp40. Read More

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An integrated analysis of human myeloid cells identifies gaps in in vitro models of in vivo biology.

Stem Cell Reports 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

The Centre for Stem Cell Systems, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Electronic address:

The Stemformatics myeloid atlas is an integrated transcriptome atlas of human macrophages and dendritic cells that systematically compares freshly isolated tissue-resident, cultured, and pluripotent stem cell-derived myeloid cells. Three classes of tissue-resident macrophage were identified: Kupffer cells and microglia; monocyte-associated; and tumor-associated macrophages. Culture had a major impact on all primary cell phenotypes. Read More

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Heterogeneous subpopulations of adventitial progenitor cells regulate vascular homeostasis and pathological vascular remodeling.

Cardiovasc Res 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension.

Cardiovascular diseases are characterized by chronic vascular dysfunction and provoke pathological remodeling events such as neointima formation, atherosclerotic lesion development, and adventitial fibrosis. While lineage-tracing studies have shown that phenotypically modulated smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are the major cellular component of neointimal lesions, the cellular origins and microenvironmental signaling mechanisms that underlie remodeling along the adventitial vascular layer are not fully understood. However, a growing body of evidence supports a unique population of adventitial lineage-restricted progenitor cells expressing the stem cell marker, stem cell antigen-1 (Sca1; AdvSca1 cells) as important effectors of adventitial remodeling and suggests that they are at least partially responsible for subsequent pathological changes that occur in the media and intima. Read More

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Cytokine combinations for human blood stem cell expansion induce cell type- and cytokine-specific signaling dynamics.

Blood 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

University Hospital Tubingen, Germany.

How hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) integrate signals from their environment to make fate decisions remains incompletely understood. Current knowledge is based on either averages of heterogeneous populations or snapshot analyses, both missing important information about the dynamics of intracellular signaling activity. By combining fluorescent biosensors with time-lapse imaging and microfluidics, we measured the activity of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway over time (i. Read More

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COVID-19 Endothelial Dysfunction Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction: Histopathological, Immunohistochemical, and Ultrastructural Study of the Human Penis.

World J Mens Health 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

Purpose: A pilot study to describe histopathological features of penile tissue of patients who recovered from symptomatic COVID-19 infection and subsequently developed severe erectile dysfunction (ED).

Materials And Methods: Penile tissue was collected from patients undergoing surgery for penile prosthesis for severe ED. Specimens were obtained from two men with a history of COVID-19 infection and two men with no history of infection. Read More

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CD2 T-helper 17-like cells differentiated from a CD133 subpopulation of non-small cell lung carcinoma cells promote the growth of lung carcinoma.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Apr;9(8):687

Institute of Basic Medicine, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Background: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) give rise to a diverse variety of differentiated cells, which comprise the bulk of the tumor microenvironment (TME). However, the exact multi-directional differentiation potential of CSCs has not been fully clarified. This study was designed to explore whether CSCs differentiate into cellular components of the TME to promote the growth of lung carcinoma. Read More

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Effects of Cardiotoxins on Cardiac Stem and Progenitor Cell Populations.

Andrew J Smith

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 27;8:624028. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Faculty of Biological Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

As research and understanding of the cardiotoxic side-effects of anticancer therapy expands further and the affected patient population grows, notably the long-term survivors of childhood cancers, it is important to consider the full range of myocardial cell types affected. While the direct impacts of these toxins on cardiac myocytes constitute the most immediate damage, over the longer term, the myocardial ability to repair, or adapt to this damage becomes an ever greater component of the disease phenotype. One aspect is the potential for endogenous myocardial repair and renewal and how this may be limited by cardiotoxins depleting the cells that contribute to these processes. Read More

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Fibrocartilage Stem Cells in the Temporomandibular Joint: Insights From Animal and Human Studies.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 27;9:665995. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Department of Orthognathic and TMJ Surgery, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are diseases involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles, and osseous components. TMD has a high prevalence, with an estimated 4.8% of the U. Read More

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Surface Modification with NGF-Loaded Chitosan/Heparin Nanoparticles for Improving Biocompatibility of Cardiovascular Stent.

Stem Cells Int 2021 24;2021:9941143. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Rehabilitation, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310000 Zhejiang Province, China.

Late thrombosis and restenosis remain major challenges to the safety of drug-eluting stents. Biofunctional modification to endow the surface with selective anticoagulation and promote endothelium regeneration has become a hotpot recently. In this study, chitosan and heparin were found to form three-dimensional nanoparticles by spontaneous electrostatic interaction. Read More

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Antigen-driven EGR2 expression is required for exhausted CD8 T cell stability and maintenance.

Nat Commun 2021 May 13;12(1):2782. Epub 2021 May 13.

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, ACT, Australia.

Chronic stimulation of CD8 T cells triggers exhaustion, a distinct differentiation state with diminished effector function. Exhausted cells exist in multiple differentiation states, from stem-like progenitors that are the key mediators of the response to checkpoint blockade, through to terminally exhausted cells. Due to its clinical relevance, there is substantial interest in defining the pathways that control differentiation and maintenance of these subsets. Read More

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MYH9 facilitates autoregulation of adipose tissue depot development.

JCI Insight 2021 May 10;6(9). Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Pediatrics.

White adipose tissue not only serves as a reservoir for energy storage but also secretes a variety of hormonal signals and modulates systemic metabolism. A substantial amount of adipose tissue develops in early postnatal life, providing exceptional access to the formation of this important tissue. Although a number of factors have been identified that can modulate the differentiation of progenitor cells into mature adipocytes in cell-autonomous assays, it remains unclear which are connected to physiological extracellular inputs and are most relevant to tissue formation in vivo. Read More

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Alternative Polyadenylation in Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation.

Trends Mol Med 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Division of Stem Cells and Cancer, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany; Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM gGmbH), 69120 Heidelberg, Germany; Faculty of Biosciences, Heidelberg University, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany; German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

Cellular function is shaped by transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms, including alternative polyadenylation (APA). By directly controlling 3'- untranslated region (UTR) length and the selection of the last exon, APA regulates up to 70% of all cellular transcripts influencing RNA stability, output, and protein isoform expression. Cell-state-dependent 3'-UTR shortening has been identified as a hallmark of cellular proliferation. Read More

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Development, characterization, and hematopoietic differentiation of Griscelli syndrome type 2 induced pluripotent stem cells.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 May 13;12(1):287. Epub 2021 May 13.

Graduate School of Health Sciences, Department of Stem Cell Sciences, Hacettepe University, Sıhhiye, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Griscelli syndrome type 2 (GS-2) is a rare, autosomal recessive immune deficiency syndrome caused by a mutation in the RAB27A gene, which results in the absence of a protein involved in vesicle trafficking and consequent loss of function of in particular cytotoxic T and NK cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) express genes associated with pluripotency, have the capacity for infinite expansion, and can differentiate into cells from all three germ layers. They can be induced using integrative or non-integrative systems for transfer of the Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and cMyc (OSKM) transcription factors. Read More

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Upregulated anti-angiogenic miR-424-5p in type 1 diabetes (model of subclinical cardiovascular disease) correlates with endothelial progenitor cells, CXCR1/2 and other parameters of vascular health.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 May 14;12(1):249. Epub 2021 May 14.

Translational & Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.

Background: In spite of clinical progress, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the predominant cause of mortality worldwide. Overexpression studies in animals have proven miR-424-5p to have anti-angiogenic properties. As type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) without CVD displays endothelial dysfunction and reduced circulating endothelial progenitor cells (cEPCs), it offers a model of subclinical CVD. Read More

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Identification and validation of signal recognition particle 14 as a prognostic biomarker predicting overall survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

BMC Med Genomics 2021 May 13;14(1):127. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Shuang Yong Road 6, Nanning, 530021, Guangxi, People's Republic of China.

Background: This study aimed to determine and verify the prognostic value and potential functional mechanism of signal recognition particle 14 (SRP14) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) using a genome-wide expression profile dataset.

Methods: We obtained an AML genome-wide expression profile dataset and clinical prognostic data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and GSE12417 databases, and explored the prognostic value and functional mechanism of SRP14 in AML using survival analysis and various online tools.

Results: Survival analysis showed that AML patients with high SRP14 expression had poorer overall survival than patients with low SRP14 expression. Read More

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Natural gene therapy by reverse mosaicism leads to improved hematology in Fanconi anemia patients.

Am J Hematol 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Genomic Instability and DNA repair Syndromes group and Joint Research Unit on Genomic Medicine UAB-Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau), Institut de Recerca Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau-IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.

Fanconi anemia (FA) is characterized by chromosome fragility, bone marrow failure (BMF) and predisposition to cancer. As reverse genetic mosaicism has been described as "natural gene therapy" in patients with FA, we sought to evaluate the clinical course of a cohort of FA mosaic patients followed at referral centers in Spain over a 30-year period. This cohort includes patients with a majority of T-cells without chromosomal aberrations in the DEB-chromosomal breakage test. Read More

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