Recent Articles

Below are the titles and abstracts from the most recent articles published in In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Animal. Click on the title to view the full article at Springerlink.


  • Establishment of two midgut cell lines from the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Two cell lines were generated from larval midguts of Spodoptera frugiperda and have been 26 passaged over 50 times. The CT/BCIRL-SfMG1-0611-KZ line was established from 27 trypsinized, minced whole midgut tissues: the CT/BCIRL-SfMG-0617-KZ line from isolated 28 midgut muscle tissue (containing some residual epithelial cells). Additional midgut cultures were 29 generated from isolated epithelial cells; some passaged not more than three times, which grew 30 very slowly and survived longer than 1 year. The continuously replicating cell lines contain 31 firmly adhering cells with different morphologies, including elongated, spherical, and/or 32 rectangular. The mean diameters of these cell lines are 9.3 ± 4.0 μm (SfMG1-0611) and 9.2 ± 3.9 33 μm (SfMG-0617). Growth curves for the two lines have relatively lengthy doubling times of 73.9 34 h and 50.4 h for SfMG1-0611 and SfMG-0617, respectively. We confirmed the identity of these 35 lines using […]

  • The effect of extracellular matrix protein binding and culture confluence status on the effect of ROCK on TNF-α- and IL-1-stimulated CXCL8 secretion by colonic epithelial cell
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Colonic and intestinal epithelial cells (EC) attach to a basement membrane of laminins, fibronectin, and collagen IV. Wounding of the epithelial layer can change the types of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins to which the EC attach. In this study, we determined the effect of culturing Caco-2 cells on different ECM proteins on the capacity of EC to produce TNF-α- or IL-1-stimulated CXCL8. The effect of the ECM proteins was such that CXCL8 secretion by cells cultured on collagen I > collagen IV > fibronectin or laminin-111. However, suppression of ROCK activity resulted in a similar 75 to 85% suppression of CXCL8 secretion regardless of the ECM protein type. This suggests that EC can produce different levels of CXCL8 depending on the type of ECM proteins they attach to, but all cases result in a similar requirement for ROCK activity for optimal CXCL8 secretion. Furthermore, when confluent cells were compared to subconfluent cells, the level of […]

  • Efficient generation of GHR knockout Bama minipig fibroblast cells using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Dwarfism, also known as growth hormone deficiency (GHD), is a disease caused by genetic mutations that result in either a lack of growth hormone or insufficient secretion of growth hormone, resulting in a person’s inability to grow normally. In the past, many studies focusing on GHD have made use of models of other diseases such as metabolic or infectious diseases. A viable GHD specific model system has not been used previously, thus limiting the interpretation of GHD results. The Bama minipig is unique to Guangxi province and has strong adaptability and disease resistance, and an incredibly short stature, which is especially important for the study of GHD. In addition, studies of GHR knockout Bama minipigs and GHR knockout Bama minipig fibroblast cells generated using CRISPR/Cas9 have not been previously reported. Therefore, the Bama minipig was selected as an animal model and as a tool for the study of GHD in this work. In this study, a Cas9 […]

  • Robust protocol for feeder-free adaptation of cryopreserved human pluripotent stem cells
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are conventionally maintained on mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder layers. However, downstream applications, such as directed differentiation protocols, are primarily optimized for feeder-free cultures. Therefore, hPSCs must often be adapted to feeder-free conditions. Here we propose a novel feeder-free adaptation protocol using StemFlex medium, which can be directly applied to thawed hPSC lines. The direct feeder-free adaptation protocol using StemFlex culture medium on Geltrex coating led to robust hPSC cultures in approximately 2 weeks. This approach was tested with three human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines. All lines were confirmed to be pluripotent, expressing POU5F1, SOX2, and NANOG. No chromosomal imbalances were induced by the feeder-free adaptation. StemFlex medium enabled the efficient adaptation of hPSCs to feeder-free conditions directly after thawing. This […]

  • A clonal stem cell line established from a mouse mammary placode with ability to generate functional mammary glands
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract The mammary gland develops from the placode at ectodermal invagination. The rudimentary parenchyma (mammary bud) develops mammary trees and alveolar structures, suggesting that the mammary bud consists of stem/progenitor cells. Here, we established a clonal stem cell line from a mammary bud of a p53 null female embryo at day 14.5. FP5-3-1 line was a homogeneous cell population with polygonal epithelial morphology and spontaneously became heterogeneous during passages. Recloning gave rise to four sublines; three sublines have basal epithelial property and one subline has luminal epithelial property. The former sublines generate functional mammary glands when injected into cleared fat pads and the latter subline does not. The cell lines also express many stemness-related genes. The clonal cell lines established in the present study are shown to be mammary stem cells and not tumorigenic. They provide useful models for normal and tumor biology of the mammary […]

  • Cytokine response after stimulation of culture cells by zinc and probiotic strain
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Intestinal porcine epithelial cells were used for an in vitro analysis of mRNA expression levels of inflammatory cytokines (IL-8, IL-18) and transcriptional factors (MyD88 and NF-κβ). Cells were exposed to inorganic and organic zinc sources (in two different concentrations—50 μmol/L and 100 μmol/L) alone or combined with Lactobacillus reuteri B6/1, which was also applied individually. The total exposure time was 4 h. Quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR was used to determine expression levels of the aforementioned parameters. In general, upregulation was observed; however, a decrease of some mRNA’s abundance was also determined. Differences in expression were analysed statistically using ANOVA and Tukey analyses. High relative expression was shown for IL-8, IL-18 and MyD88 in groups treated with 100 μmol/L of inorganic sources of zinc (ZnSO4) (p < 0.05), while groups treated with the […]

  • Protective effect of miR-20a against hypoxia/reoxygenation treatment on cardiomyocytes cell viability and cell apoptosis by targeting TLR4 and inhibiting p38 MAPK/JNK signaling
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are recognized to hold essential parts in the course of pathophysiology participating in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The current study was intended to appraise the functional implication and underlying regulatory mechanism action of miR-20a in myocardial I/R injury. In cardiomyocyte hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) model simulating I/R, we observed that miR-20a was diminished in H9c2 cells subjected to H/R. The miR-20a mimics promoted cardiomyocyte viability and reduced H/R-triggered cell apoptosis, while the miR-20a inhibitors induced the inverse response in H9c2 cells subjected to H/R injury. Moreover, we ascertained that TLR4 was one downstream target gene of miR-20a and revealed that miR-20a might hold its protective action on cardiomyocytes subjected to H/R by inactivating p38 MAPK/JNK signaling. In summary, this study highlighted the relieved potential of miR-20a against cardiomyocyte H/R injury and suggested its […]

  • YKL-40/CHI3L1 facilitates migration and invasion in HER2 overexpressing breast epithelial progenitor cells and generates a niche for capillary-like network formation
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a developmental event that is hijacked in some diseases such as fibrosis and cancer. In cancer, EMT has been linked to increased invasion and metastasis and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. In this study, we have compared phenotypic and functional differences between two isogenic cell lines with an EMT profile: D492M and D492HER2 that are both derived from D492, a breast epithelial cell line with stem cell properties. D492M is non-tumorigenic while D492HER2 is tumorigenic. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the expression profile of these cell lines, identify potential oncogenes, and evaluate their effects on cellular phenotype. We performed transcriptome and secretome analyses of D492M and D492HER2 and verified expression of selected genes at the RNA and protein level. One candidate, YKL-40 (also known as CHI3L1), was selected for further studies due to its differential expression between […]

  • SNHG14 promotes the tumorigenesis and metastasis of colorectal cancer through miR-32-5p/SKIL axis
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Colorectal cancer (CRC) is regarded as one of the top ten malignant cancers, which has caused millions of mortalities all over the world. Although advanced therapeutic methods have been employed to treat CRC, the prognosis of CRC patients remains unsatisfactory. Many researchers claimed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) frequently participate in the development of cancers. Small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14) was proved to play roles in various cancers. Nevertheless, neither biological function nor regulatory mechanism of SNHG14 has been explored in CRC. This investigation is aimed at exploring the role of SNHG14 in CRC. The expression of genes including SNHG14, miR-32-5p, and ski-oncogene-like (SKIL) was measured by RT-qPCR assay. 5-Ethynyl-2′-deoxyuridine (EdU) assay was employed to measure cell proliferation. Cell migration and invasion were evaluated by transwell assay. Western blot assay was performed to test the protein expression. The binding […]

  • Bcl-2 expression in a diabetic embryopathy model in presence of polyamines
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract The frequency of congenital malformations is 3–5 times higher in mothers with pregestational diabetes mellitus than in general population. Apparently, this problem is due to change in the expression of apoptotic and antiapoptotic genes induced by the oxidative stress derived from the diabetes/hyperglycemia. One of these genes is Bcl-2, which is associated with the control and inhibition of apoptosis. The purpose of the present work was to study the effect of polyamine addition over expression of Bcl-2 gene in a model of diabetic embryopathy. For this, gestational day 10.5 (GD10.5) rat embryos were incubated at 37°C for 24 h in control medium, medium with high glucose, or medium with high glucose and supplemented with spermidine or spermine. Post-cultured embryos were harvested and observed to obtain morphological scores; some of them were subjected to molecular biology studies: DNA isolation plus conventional PCR or RNA isolation plus […]

  • Angiotensin II induces apoptosis of cardiac microvascular endothelial cells via regulating PTP1B/PI3K/Akt pathway
    on December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Endothelial cell apoptosis and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activation are the major pathological mechanisms for cardiovascular disease and heart failure; however, the interaction and mechanism between them remain unclear. Investigating the role of PTP1B in angiotensin II (Ang II)–induced apoptosis of primary cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) may provide direct evidence of the link between endothelial cell apoptosis and RAAS. Isolated rat CMECs were treated with different concentrations of Ang II to induce apoptosis, and an Ang II concentration of 4 nM was selected as the effective dose for the subsequent studies. The CMECs were cultured for 48 h with or without Ang II (4 nM) in the absence or presence of the PTP1B inhibitor TCS 401 (8 μM) and the PI3K inhibitor LY294002 (10 μM). The level of CMEC apoptosis was assessed by TUNEL staining and caspase-3 activity. The protein expressions of […]

  • MiR-let-7d-3p regulates IL-17 expression through targeting AKT1/mTOR signaling in CD4 + T cells
    on November 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract The aberrant expression of interleukin-17 (IL-17) has been reported in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, such as primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS). However, the detailed mechanism remains poorly understood. We aim to characterize the expression of IL-17 in pSS and analyze the detailed underlying mechanism. IL-17 and microRNA miR-let-7d-3p expression were assayed by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot, and proliferation-related protein expression was measured by Western blot. Luciferase reporter assays were performed to detect the direct regulation of IL-17 by miR-let-7d-3p. Expression of miR-let-7d-3p was negatively correlated with the expression of IL-17 in patients with pSS. Besides, the AKT1/mTOR signaling pathway was found critical for miR-let-7d-3p-mediated IL-17 expression. Furthermore, miR-let-7d-3p targeted AKT1 to bridge the regulation of IL-17. Finally, we verified AKT1 co-expression could rescue IL-17 downregulation caused […]

  • Induction of integration-free human-induced pluripotent stem cells under serum- and feeder-free conditions
    on November 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have shown great potential toward practical and scientific applications. We previously reported the generation of human dental pulp stem cells using non-integrating replication-defective Sendai virus (SeVdp) vector in feeder-free culture with serum-free medium hESF9. This study describes the generation of hiPSCs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells to increase the donor population, while reducing biopsy invasiveness. From 6-d-old primary culture of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with IL-2, hiPSCs were established using SeVdp(KOSM)302L with recombinant Laminin-511 E8 fragments under serum-free condition. The established PBMC-derived hiPSCs showed pluripotency and differentiation ability both in vivo and in vitro. In addition, we evaluated microarray data from PBMC- and dental pulp–derived hiPSCs. These hiPSCs will be beneficial for characterizing the molecular mechanisms of cellular […]

  • miR-140-3p exhibits repressive functions on preosteoblast viability and differentiation by downregulating MCF2L in osteoporosis
    on November 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Previous research manifested that miR-140-3p was a latent biomarker for osteoporosis. Nevertheless, the mechanism of miR-140-3p in osteoporosis is still not clear and needs ulteriorly studying. The purpose of our paper was to ulteriorly probe the underlying mechanism of miR-140-3p on osteoporosis. Firstly, based on the data acquired from GEO database, we found that miR-140-3p was highly expressed; meanwhile, MCF2L was lowly expressed in osteoporosis patients. Upregulation/downregulation of miR-140-3p by miR-140-3p mimic/inhibitor restrained/promoted MC3T3-E1 cell viability and differentiation. However, miR-140-3p over-expression/downregulation accelerated/repressed MC3T3-E1 cell apoptosis. MCF2L was forecasted as a target of miR-140-3p by miRanda, miRWalk, and TargetScan miRNA target gene prediction software. Luciferase reporter assay confirmed that MCF2L could be directly targeted by miR-140-3p. Moreover, we identified that the expression of MCF2L was […]

  • Synergistic induction of drug-metabolizing enzymes in co-cultures of bovine hepatocytic and sinusoidal cell lines
    on November 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Hepatocyte-derived cell lines provide useful experimental systems for studying liver metabolism. Unlike human and rodents, few hepatocyte-derived cell lines have been generated from cattle. Here, we established two immortalized bovine hepatocyte-derived cell lines (BH4 and BH5) via transfection with a SV40 large T-antigen construct. Morphological and immunocytochemical analyses revealed that BH4 and BH5 originated from hepatocytes and biliary-epithelial cells, respectively. A potent carcinogen, 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC), upregulated gene expression of cytochrome P450 (CYP)1A1, CYP1A2, and CYP1B1 in BH4 and BH5, but only to levels less than one-fifteenth of those in primary cultured bovine hepatocytes. Phenobarbital (PB) also increased expression levels of CYP2B6, CYP2C18, and CYP3A4 in BH4 and BH, but at a lower level than 3-MC. By contrast, when BH4 or BH5 was co-cultured with previously established bovine liver sinusoidal cell lines and treated with […]

  • Testosterone promotes GPX5 expression of goat epididymal epithelial cells cultured in vitro
    on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Androgens are involved in maintaining epididymal structure and function. In the present study, primary culture of goat EECs and effect of testosterone on expression of glutathione peroxidase-5 (GPX5) in goat epididymal epithelial cells (EECs) were investigated. The EECs isolated from 12-mo-old goat caput epididymis were cultured with testosterone in vitro, and expression of glutathione peroxidase-5 (GPX5) and androgen receptors (ARs) was analyzed. Our results showed that testosterone effectively increased EEC proliferation activity, and EECs cultured with testosterone could maintain molecular markers for up to 12 passages. Compared with the control group, 100 nM testosterone significantly increased the mRNA and protein expression of GPX5 (P < 0.05) and ARs (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively) in EECs, and this effect was blocked by the AR blocker enzalutamide. In conclusion, testosterone can promote […]

  • PTEN-mediated mitophagy and APE1 overexpression protects against cardiac hypoxia/reoxygenation injury
    on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Autophagy plays a critical role in cardiac hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). Studies indicated that the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) influences level of autophagy. This study aims to explore the role of PTEN mediating a specific autophagy, mitophagy, in cardiac H/R injury. H9c2 cells were cultured and suffered hypoxia and reoxygenation treatment. To inhibit function of PTEN protein, bpv (phen) was added into medium throughout the process of H/R injury. In addition, we overexpressed the apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) in H/R-injured H9c2 cells. Then the cell viability, apoptosis, and release of Cytochrome C were determined through CCK-8 assay, flow cytometry, and western blotting, respectively. The results indicated that H/R significantly induced autophagy, as identified by an increased level of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 beta (LC3B) and a decreased level of sequestosome 1 (P62). After stimulation of bpv (phen), […]

  • LncRNA KCNQ1OT1 acting as a ceRNA for miR-4458 enhances osteosarcoma progression by regulating CCND2 expression
    on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Osteosarcoma is prevalent worldwide and characterized as a challenging health burden. It has been increasingly indicated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are significant in pathological processes of numerous cancers, exerting oncogenic or tumor-suppressive function. However, the participation of KCNQ1OT1 in osteosarcoma has not been elaborated. In this study, we focus on interrogating the function of KCNQ1OT1 and its underlying mechanism in osteosarcoma. Our work demonstrated the upregulation of KCNQ1OT1 in osteosarcoma through qRT-PCR. Besides, loss of function assay (CCK-8, transwell migration) indicated KCNQ1OT1 promoted cell proliferation, migration in osteosarcoma. Mechanically, KCNQ1OT1 acting as sponge for miR-4458 antagonized its tumor-suppressive impact on CCND2 expression. The anti-apoptotic nature of KCNQ1OT1 was also unveiled via caspase-3 activity assay. Overexpressed KCNQ1OT1 acted as competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miR-4458 and […]

  • Cytotoxic and cytostatic effects of four Annonaceae plants on human cancer cell lines
    on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Several species of the Annonaceae plants have been used as complementary medicine for cancer-associated illnesses in some ethnic groups of northern Thailand. This study investigated the cytotoxic and cytostatic activity of methanolic extracts derived from the stems of these plants, including Uvaria longipes (Craib) L.L.Zhou, Y.C.F.Su & R.M.K.Saunders, Artabotrys burmanicus A.DC, Marsypopetalum modestum (Pierre) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders, and Dasymaschalon sp. Cell death induction of seven human cancer cell lines and cell cycle analyses were assessed by Annexin V and/or propidium iodide (PI) staining and analyzed by flow cytometry. Treatment of cancer cell lines with the extract of four Annonaceae plants resulted in various cytotoxic activities depending on cell type. The extract of U. longipes exhibited the highest cytotoxic activity capable of inducing cell death of several cancer cell lines, particularly against hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines […]

  • Correction to: A1CF-Axin2 signal axis regulates apoptosis and migration in Wilms tumor-derived cells through Wnt/β-catenin pathway
    on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    In their paper “A1CF-Axin2 signal axis regulates apoptosis and migration in Wilms tumor-derived cells through Wnt/β-catenin pathway” (In Vitro Cell. Devel. Biol. Anim. 55: 252-259, 2019) Ni et al., regarded the G-401 cell line as being derived from a Wilms’ tumor.

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