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A novel method to inhibit apoptosis and promote differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells in transplantation therapy for myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  21041038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Myocardial ischemic disorders are the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and current therapies only delay progression of these diseases. Traditional stem cell therapies face various impediments, including the typical ethical and immunological problems in clinical application. Recently, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been shown to offer a novel fascinating route to patient-specific and disease-specific pluripotent cells, without the technical and ethical limitations of somatic cell nuclear transfer method. However, iPS cells' limited viability after transplantation in infarcted microenvironment, and low rate of differentiation into cardiovascular tissues restricts their regenerative capacity. Genetically modified iPS cells with the recently discovered cellular repressor of E1A-stimulated genes (CREG), which inhibits apoptosis and inflammation but enhances differentiation, may resolve these crucial problems. Possible mechanisms may include CREG promotion of angiogenesis by VEGF, suppression of inflammation and resistance of apoptosis via activating PI3K/Akt and blocking p38 MARK signaling, and maintenance of endothelial differentiation conditions. The exact mechanisms that CREG can modulate iPS cells' survival and differentiation remain to be investigated.
Jie Li; Yaling Han; Chenhui Yan; Jian Kang; Chengfei Peng; Na Zhang; Huimin Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1532-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Department of Cardiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, 17 Changle Road, 710032 Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Cardiology, Shenyang Northern Hospital, 83 Wenhua Road, 110016 Shenyang, Liaoning, China.
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