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Heart slice culture system reliably demonstrates clinical drug-related cardiotoxicity.
Miller JM, Meki MH, Ou Q, George SA, Gams A, Abouleisa RRE, Tang XL, Ahern BM, Giridharan GA, El-Baz A, Hill BG, Satin J, Conklin DJ, Moslehi J, Bolli R, Ribeiro AJS, Efimov IR, Mohamed TMA
(2020) Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 406: 115213
MeSH Terms: Adult, Aged, Animals, Antineoplastic Agents, Apoptosis, Cardiotoxicity, Cardiotoxins, Doxorubicin, Female, Heart, Humans, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Biological, Swine, Tissue Culture Techniques, Trastuzumab
Show Abstract · Added September 29, 2020
The limited availability of human heart tissue and its complex cell composition are major limiting factors for the reliable testing of drug efficacy and toxicity. Recently, we developed functional human and pig heart slice biomimetic culture systems that preserve the viability and functionality of 300 μm heart slices for up to 6 days. Here, we tested the reliability of this culture system for testing the cardiotoxicity of anti-cancer drugs. We tested three anti-cancer drugs (doxorubicin, trastuzumab, and sunitinib) with known different mechanisms of cardiotoxicity at three concentrations and assessed the effect of these drugs on heart slice viability, structure, function and gene expression. Slices incubated with any of these drugs for 48 h showed diminished in viability as well as loss of cardiomyocyte structure and function. Mechanistically, RNA sequencing of doxorubicin-treated tissues demonstrated a significant downregulation of cardiac genes and upregulation of oxidative stress responses. Trastuzumab treatment downregulated cardiac muscle contraction-related genes consistent with its clinically known effect on cardiomyocytes. Interestingly, sunitinib treatment resulted in significant downregulation of angiogenesis-related genes, in line with its mechanism of action. Similar to hiPS-derived-cardiomyocytes, heart slices recapitulated the expected toxicity of doxorubicin and trastuzumab, however, slices were superior in detecting sunitinib cardiotoxicity and mechanism in the clinically relevant concentration range of 0.1-1 μM. These results indicate that heart slice culture models have the potential to become a reliable platform for testing and elucidating mechanisms of drug cardiotoxicity.
Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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A connection in life and death: The BCL-2 family coordinates mitochondrial network dynamics and stem cell fate.
Rasmussen ML, Gama V
(2020) Int Rev Cell Mol Biol 353: 255-284
MeSH Terms: Animals, Cell Death, Cell Differentiation, Humans, Mitochondria, Mitochondrial Dynamics, Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2, Stem Cells
Show Abstract · Added August 24, 2020
The B cell CLL/lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) family of proteins control the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis, also known as intrinsic apoptosis. Direct binding between members of the BCL-2 family regulates mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) after an apoptotic insult. The ability of the cell to sense stress and translate it into a death signal has been a major theme of research for nearly three decades; however, other mechanisms by which the BCL-2 family coordinates cellular homeostasis beyond its role in initiating apoptosis are emerging. One developing area of research is understanding how the BCL-2 family of proteins regulate development using pluripotent stem cells as a model system. Understanding BCL-2 family-mediated regulation of mitochondrial homeostasis in cell death and beyond would uncover new facets of stem cell maintenance and differentiation potential.
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Long non-coding RNA enhances chondrogenesis via suppression of the interferon type II signaling pathway.
Huynh NP, Gloss CC, Lorentz J, Tang R, Brunger JM, McAlinden A, Zhang B, Guilak F
(2020) Elife 9:
MeSH Terms: Binding Sites, Cell Differentiation, Cells, Cultured, Chondrocytes, Chondrogenesis, Extracellular Matrix, Gene Editing, Gene Expression Profiling, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Gene Regulatory Networks, Humans, Immunohistochemistry, Interferon-gamma, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Protein Binding, RNA, Long Noncoding, Signal Transduction
Show Abstract · Added March 16, 2021
The roles of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in musculoskeletal development, disease, and regeneration remain poorly understood. Here, we identified the novel lncRNA (originally named ) as a regulator of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) chondrogenesis. , a primate-specific lncRNA, is upregulated during MSC chondrogenesis and appears to act directly downstream of SOX9, but not TGF-β3. We showed that the silencing of resulted in lower accumulation of cartilage-like extracellular matrix in a pellet assay, while overexpression - either via transgene ectopic expression or by endogenous activation via CRISPR-dCas9-VP64 - significantly enhanced cartilage matrix production. acts to inhibit IFN-γ by binding to EIF2AK2, and we further demonstrated that exhibits a protective effect in engineered cartilage against interferon type II. Our results indicate an important role of in regulating stem cell chondrogenesis, as well as its therapeutic potential in the treatment of cartilage-related diseases, such as osteoarthritis.
© 2020, Huynh et al.
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infection damages colonic stem cells via TcdB, impairing epithelial repair and recovery from disease.
Mileto SJ, Jardé T, Childress KO, Jensen JL, Rogers AP, Kerr G, Hutton ML, Sheedlo MJ, Bloch SC, Shupe JA, Horvay K, Flores T, Engel R, Wilkins S, McMurrick PJ, Lacy DB, Abud HE, Lyras D
(2020) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117: 8064-8073
MeSH Terms: Animals, Bacterial Proteins, Bacterial Toxins, Cells, Cultured, Clostridioides difficile, Clostridium Infections, Colon, Disease Models, Animal, Female, Frizzled Receptors, Humans, Intestinal Mucosa, Mice, Organoids, Primary Cell Culture, Recombinant Proteins, Stem Cells
Show Abstract · Added March 24, 2020
Gastrointestinal infections often induce epithelial damage that must be repaired for optimal gut function. While intestinal stem cells are critical for this regeneration process [R. C. van der Wath, B. S. Gardiner, A. W. Burgess, D. W. Smith, 8, e73204 (2013); S. Kozar , 13, 626-633 (2013)], how they are impacted by enteric infections remains poorly defined. Here, we investigate infection-mediated damage to the colonic stem cell compartment and how this affects epithelial repair and recovery from infection. Using the pathogen we show that infection disrupts murine intestinal cellular organization and integrity deep into the epithelium, to expose the otherwise protected stem cell compartment, in a TcdB-mediated process. Exposure and susceptibility of colonic stem cells to intoxication compromises their function during infection, which diminishes their ability to repair the injured epithelium, shown by altered stem cell signaling and a reduction in the growth of colonic organoids from stem cells isolated from infected mice. We also show, using both mouse and human colonic organoids, that TcdB from epidemic ribotype 027 strains does not require Frizzled 1/2/7 binding to elicit this dysfunctional stem cell state. This stem cell dysfunction induces a significant delay in recovery and repair of the intestinal epithelium of up to 2 wk post the infection peak. Our results uncover a mechanism by which an enteric pathogen subverts repair processes by targeting stem cells during infection and preventing epithelial regeneration, which prolongs epithelial barrier impairment and creates an environment in which disease recurrence is likely.
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Identification of a selective manganese ionophore that enables nonlethal quantification of cellular manganese.
Horning KJ, Joshi P, Nitin R, Balachandran RC, Yanko FM, Kim K, Christov P, Aschner M, Sulikowski GA, Weaver CD, Bowman AB
(2020) J Biol Chem 295: 3875-3890
MeSH Terms: Animals, Calcimycin, Calcium, Cell Line, Cell Survival, Fura-2, HEK293 Cells, Humans, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Ionomycin, Ionophores, Male, Manganese, Mass Spectrometry, Mice
Show Abstract · Added March 27, 2020
Available assays for measuring cellular manganese (Mn) levels require cell lysis, restricting longitudinal experiments and multiplexed outcome measures. Conducting a screen of small molecules known to alter cellular Mn levels, we report here that one of these chemicals induces rapid Mn efflux. We describe this activity and the development and implementation of an assay centered on this small molecule, named anganese-xtracting mall olecule (MESM). Using inductively-coupled plasma-MS, we validated that this assay, termed here "anganese-xtracting mall olecule stimation oute" (MESMER), can accurately assess Mn in mammalian cells. Furthermore, we found evidence that MESM acts as a Mn-selective ionophore, and we observed that it has increased rates of Mn membrane transport, reduced cytotoxicity, and increased selectivity for Mn over calcium compared with two established Mn ionophores, calcimycin (A23187) and ionomycin. Finally, we applied MESMER to test whether prior Mn exposures subsequently affect cellular Mn levels. We found that cells receiving continuous, elevated extracellular Mn accumulate less Mn than cells receiving equally-elevated Mn for the first time for 24 h, indicating a compensatory cellular homeostatic response. Use of the MESMER assay a comparable detergent lysis-based assay, cellular Fura-2 Mn extraction assay, reduced the number of cells and materials required for performing a similar but cell lethality-based experiment to 25% of the normally required sample size. We conclude that MESMER can accurately quantify cellular Mn levels in two independent cells lines through an ionophore-based mechanism, maintaining cell viability and enabling longitudinal assessment within the same cultures.
© 2020 Horning et al.
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Hyperoxia Injury in the Developing Lung Is Mediated by Mesenchymal Expression of Wnt5A.
Sucre JMS, Vickers KC, Benjamin JT, Plosa EJ, Jetter CS, Cutrone A, Ransom M, Anderson Z, Sheng Q, Fensterheim BA, Ambalavanan N, Millis B, Lee E, Zijlstra A, Königshoff M, Blackwell TS, Guttentag SH
(2020) Am J Respir Crit Care Med 201: 1249-1262
MeSH Terms: Alveolar Epithelial Cells, Animals, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Coculture Techniques, Fibroblasts, Gene Expression Profiling, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Humans, Hyperoxia, In Situ Hybridization, Lung, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Mice, Microscopy, Confocal, NF-kappa B, Nitriles, Organ Culture Techniques, Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Sulfones, Wnt-5a Protein
Show Abstract · Added February 6, 2020
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a leading complication of preterm birth that affects infants born in the saccular stage of lung development at <32 weeks of gestation. Although the mechanisms driving BPD remain uncertain, exposure to hyperoxia is thought to contribute to disease pathogenesis. To determine the effects of hyperoxia on epithelial-mesenchymal interactions and to define the mediators of activated Wnt/β-catenin signaling after hyperoxia injury. Three hyperoxia models were used: A three-dimensional organotypic coculture using primary human lung cells, precision-cut lung slices (PCLS), and a murine hyperoxia model. Comparisons of normoxia- and hyperoxia-exposed samples were made by real-time quantitative PCR, RNA hybridization, quantitative confocal microscopy, and lung morphometry. Examination of an array of Wnt ligands in the three-dimensional organotypic coculture revealed increased mesenchymal expression of . Inhibition of Wnt5A abrogated the BPD transcriptomic phenotype induced by hyperoxia. In the PCLS model, Wnt5A inhibition improved alveolarization following hyperoxia exposure, and treatment with recombinant Wnt5a reproduced features of the BPD phenotype in PCLS cultured in normoxic conditions. Chemical inhibition of NF-κB with BAY11-7082 reduced expression in the PCLS hyperoxia model and mouse hyperoxia model, with improved alveolarization in the PCLS model. Increased mesenchymal Wnt5A during saccular-stage hyperoxia injury contributes to the impaired alveolarization and septal thickening observed in BPD. Precise targeting of Wnt5A may represent a potential therapeutic strategy for the treatment of BPD.
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Response by Salem et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Androgenic Effects on Ventricular Repolarization: A Translational Study From the International Pharmacovigilance Database to iPSC-Cardiomyocytes".
Salem JE, Moslehi JJ, Funck Brentano C, Roden DM
(2020) Circulation 141: e63-e64
MeSH Terms: Androgens, Electrocardiography, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Myocytes, Cardiac, Pharmacovigilance
Added March 24, 2020
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Lipid Droplet Accumulation in Human Pancreatic Islets Is Dependent On Both Donor Age and Health.
Tong X, Dai C, Walker JT, Nair GG, Kennedy A, Carr RM, Hebrok M, Powers AC, Stein R
(2020) Diabetes 69: 342-354
MeSH Terms: Acinar Cells, Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Animals, Child, Child, Preschool, Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Embryonic Stem Cells, Female, Glucagon-Secreting Cells, Humans, Infant, Insulin-Secreting Cells, Islets of Langerhans, Islets of Langerhans Transplantation, Lipid Droplets, Male, Mice, Microscopy, Electron, Microscopy, Fluorescence, Middle Aged, Rats, Tissue Donors, Young Adult
Show Abstract · Added March 29, 2020
Human but not mouse islets transplanted into immunodeficient NSG mice effectively accumulate lipid droplets (LDs). Because chronic lipid exposure is associated with islet β-cell dysfunction, we investigated LD accumulation in the intact human and mouse pancreas over a range of ages and states of diabetes. Very few LDs were found in normal human juvenile pancreatic acinar and islet cells, with numbers subsequently increasing throughout adulthood. While accumulation appeared evenly distributed in postjuvenile acinar and islet cells in donors without diabetes, LDs were enriched in islet α- and β-cells from donors with type 2 diabetes (T2D). LDs were also found in the islet β-like cells produced from human embryonic cell-derived β-cell clusters. In contrast, LD accumulation was nearly undetectable in the adult rodent pancreas, even in hyperglycemic and hyperlipidemic models or 1.5-year-old mice. Taken together, there appear to be significant differences in pancreas islet cell lipid handling between species, and the human juvenile and adult cell populations. Moreover, our results suggest that LD enrichment could be impactful to T2D islet cell function.
© 2019 by the American Diabetes Association.
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Cyt-Geist: Current and Future Challenges in Cytometry: Reports of the CYTO 2019 Conference Workshops.
Czechowska K, Lannigan J, Aghaeepour N, Back JB, Begum J, Behbehani G, Bispo C, Bitoun D, Fernández AB, Boova ST, Brinkman RR, Ciccolella CO, Cotleur B, Davies D, Dela Cruz GV, Del Rio-Guerra R, Des Lauriers-Cox AM, Douagi I, Dumrese C, Bonilla Escobar DL, Estevam J, Ewald C, Fossum A, Gaudillière B, Green C, Groves C, Hall C, Haque Y, Hedrick MN, Hogg K, Hsieh EWY, Irish J, Lederer J, Leipold M, Lewis-Tuffin LJ, Litwin V, Lopez P, Nasdala I, Nedbal J, Ohlsson-Wilhelm BM, Price KM, Rahman AH, Rayanki R, Rieger AM, Robinson JP, Shapiro H, Sun YS, Tang VA, Tesfa L, Telford WG, Walker R, Welsh JA, Wheeler P, Tárnok A
(2019) Cytometry A 95: 1236-1274
MeSH Terms: Animals, Clinical Trials as Topic, Flow Cytometry, Fluorescence, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Inventions, Reproducibility of Results, Stem Cells, Surveys and Questionnaires
Added June 8, 2020
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Heterogeneity within Stratified Epithelial Stem Cell Populations Maintains the Oral Mucosa in Response to Physiological Stress.
Byrd KM, Piehl NC, Patel JH, Huh WJ, Sequeira I, Lough KJ, Wagner BL, Marangoni P, Watt FM, Klein OD, Coffey RJ, Williams SE
(2019) Cell Stem Cell 25: 814-829.e6
MeSH Terms: Animals, Cell Division, Cell Lineage, Cells, Cultured, Female, Flow Cytometry, Fluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, Male, Membrane Glycoproteins, Mice, Mouth Mucosa, Nerve Tissue Proteins, Stem Cells, Wound Healing
Show Abstract · Added March 3, 2020
Stem cells in stratified epithelia are generally believed to adhere to a non-hierarchical single-progenitor model. Using lineage tracing and genetic label-retention assays, we show that the hard palatal epithelium of the oral cavity is unique in displaying marked proliferative heterogeneity. We identify a previously uncharacterized, infrequently-dividing stem cell population that resides within a candidate niche, the junctional zone (JZ). JZ stem cells tend to self-renew by planar symmetric divisions, respond to masticatory stresses, and promote wound healing, whereas frequently-dividing cells reside outside the JZ, preferentially renew through perpendicular asymmetric divisions, and are less responsive to injury. LRIG1 is enriched in the infrequently-dividing population in homeostasis, dynamically changes expression in response to tissue stresses, and promotes quiescence, whereas Igfbp5 preferentially labels a rapidly-growing, differentiation-prone population. These studies establish the oral mucosa as an important model system to study epithelial stem cell populations and how they respond to tissue stresses.
Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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