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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(15)2021 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34360992


Several protocols exist for generating megakaryocytes (MKs) and platelets from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) with limited efficiency. We observed previously that mesoderm induction improved endothelial and stromal differentiation. We, therefore, hypothesized that a protocol modification prior to hemogenic endothelial cell (HEC) differentiation will improve MK progenitor (MKP) production and increase platelet output. We further asked if basic media composition affects MK maturation. In an iterative process, we first compared two HEC induction protocols. We found significantly more HECs using the modified protocol including activin A and CHIR99021, resulting in significantly increased MKs. MKs released comparable platelet amounts irrespective of media conditions. In a final validation phase, we obtained five-fold more platelets per hiPSC with the modified protocol (235 ± 84) compared to standard conditions (51 ± 15; p < 0.0001). The regenerative potency of hiPSC-derived platelets was compared to adult donor-derived platelets by profiling angiogenesis-related protein expression. Nineteen of 24 angiogenesis-related proteins were expressed equally, lower or higher in hiPSC-derived compared to adult platelets. The hiPSC-platelet's coagulation hyporeactivity compared to adult platelets was confirmed by thromboelastometry. Further stepwise improvement of hiPSC-platelet production will, thus, permit better identification of platelet-mediated regenerative mechanisms and facilitate manufacture of sufficient amounts of functional platelets for clinical application.

Plaquetas/citologia , Diferenciação Celular , Técnicas de Reprogramação Celular/métodos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/citologia , Megacariócitos/citologia , Células Cultivadas , Meios de Cultura/química , Humanos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/metabolismo
Int J Mol Sci ; 22(10)2021 May 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34068404


Numerous cell-based therapeutics are currently being tested in clinical trials. Human platelet lysate (HPL) is a valuable alternative to fetal bovine serum as a cell culture medium supplement for a variety of different cell types. HPL as a raw material permits animal serum-free cell propagation with highly efficient stimulation of cell proliferation, enabling humanized manufacturing of cell therapeutics within a reasonable timeframe. Providers of HPL have to consider dedicated quality issues regarding identity, purity, potency, traceability and safety. Release criteria have to be defined, characterizing the suitability of HPL batches for the support of a specific cell culture. Fresh or expired platelet concentrates from healthy blood donors are the starting material for HPL preparation, according to regulatory requirements. Pooling of individual platelet lysate units into one HPL batch can balance donor variation with regard to essential platelet-derived growth factors and cytokines. The increasingly applied pathogen reduction technologies will further increase HPL safety. In this review article, aspects and regulatory requirements of whole blood donation and details of human platelet lysate manufacturing are presented. International guidelines for raw materials are discussed, and defined quality controls, as well as release criteria for safe and GMP-compliant HPL production, are summarized.

Plaquetas/citologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/normas , Diferenciação Celular , Animais , Proliferação de Células , Meios de Cultura , Humanos
Sci Rep ; 9(1): 7258, 2019 05 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31076619


Pooled human platelet lysate (pHPL) is increasingly used as replacement of animal serum for manufacturing of stromal cell therapeutics. Porcine heparin is commonly applied to avoid clotting of pHPL-supplemented medium but the influence of heparin on cell behavior is still unclear. Aim of this study was to investigate cellular uptake of heparin by fluoresceinamine-labeling and its impact on expression of genes, proteins and function of human stromal cells derived from bone marrow (BM), umbilical cord (UC) and white adipose tissue (WAT). Cells were isolated and propagated using various pHPL-supplemented media with or without heparin. Flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry showed differential cellular internalization and lysosomal accumulation of heparin. Transcriptome profiling revealed regulation of distinct gene sets by heparin including signaling cascades involved in proliferation, cell adhesion, apoptosis, inflammation and angiogenesis, depending on stromal cell origin. The influence of heparin on the WNT, PDGF, NOTCH and TGFbeta signaling pathways was further analyzed by a bead-based western blot revealing most alterations in BM-derived stromal cells. Despite these observations heparin had no substantial effect on long-term proliferation and in vitro tri-lineage differentiation of stromal cells, indicating compatibility for clinically applied cell products.

Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Heparina/metabolismo , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Medula Óssea/metabolismo , Células da Medula Óssea/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Soro/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Cordão Umbilical/metabolismo
J Transl Med ; 17(1): 432, 2019 12 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31888679


BACKGROUND: Innovative human stromal cell therapeutics require xeno-free culture conditions. Various formulations of human platelet lysate (HPL) are efficient alternatives for fetal bovine serum (FBS). However, a consistent lack of standardized manufacturing protocols and quality criteria hampers comparability of HPL-products. Aim of this study was to compare the biochemical composition of three differential HPL-preparations with FBS and to investigate their impact on stromal cell biology. METHODS: Stromal cells were isolated from bone marrow (BM), white adipose tissue (WAT) and umbilical cord (UC) and cultured in medium supplemented with pooled HPL (pHPL), fibrinogen-depleted serum-converted pHPL (pHPLS), mechanically fibrinogen-depleted pHPL (mcpHPL) and FBS. Biochemical parameters were analyzed in comparison to standard values in whole blood. Distinct growth factors and cytokines were measured by bead-based multiplex technology. Flow cytometry of stromal cell immunophenotype, in vitro differentiation, and mRNA expression analysis of transcription factors SOX2, KLF4, cMYC, OCT4 and NANOG were performed. RESULTS: Biochemical parameters were comparable in all pHPL preparations, but to some extent different to FBS. Total protein, glucose, cholesterol and Na+ were elevated in pHPL preparations, K+ and Fe3+ levels were higher in FBS. Compared to FBS, pHPL-based media significantly enhanced stromal cell propagation. Characteristic immunophenotype and in vitro differentiation potential were maintained in all four culture conditions. The analysis of growth factors and cytokines revealed distinct levels depending on the pre-existence in pHPL, consumption or secretion by the stromal cells. Interestingly, mRNA expression of the transcription and mitotic bookmarking factors cMYC and KLF4 was significantly enhanced in a source dependent manner in stromal cells cultured in pHPL- compared to FBS-supplemented media. SOX2 mRNA expression of all stromal cell types was increased in all pHPL culture conditions. CONCLUSION: All pHPL-supplemented media equally supported proliferation of WAT- and UC-derived stromal cells significantly better than FBS. Mitotic bookmarking factors, known to enable a quick re-entry to the cell cycle, were significantly enhanced in pHPL-expanded cells. Our results support a better characterization and standardization of humanized culture media for stromal cell-based medicinal products.

Plaquetas/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular , Mitose , Regulação para Cima , Tecido Adiposo Branco/citologia , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Imunofenotipagem , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Mitose/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Células Estromais/citologia , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Cordão Umbilical/citologia , Regulação para Cima/genética
Theranostics ; 8(5): 1421-1434, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29507631


Intravascular transplantation of tissue factor (TF)-bearing cells elicits an instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR) resulting in thrombotic complications and reduced engraftment. Here we studied the hemocompatibility of commonly used human white adipose tissue (WAT), umbilical cord (UC) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) and devised a possible strategy for safe and efficient stromal cell transplantation. Methods: Stromal cell identity, purity, and TF expression was tested by RTQ-PCR, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Pro-coagulant activity and fibrin clot formation/stabilization was measured In Vitro by viscoelastic rotational plasma-thromboelastometry and in vivo by injecting sorted human stromal cells intravenously into rats. The impact of TF was verified in factor VII-deficient plasma and by sort-depleting TF/CD142+ BMSC. Results: We found significantly less TF expression by a subpopulation of BMSC corresponding to reduced pro-coagulant activity. UC and WAT stroma showed broad TF expression and durable clotting. Higher cell numbers significantly increased clot formation partially dependent on coagulation factor VII. Depleting the TF/CD142+ subpopulation significantly ameliorated BMSC's hemocompatibility without affecting immunomodulation. TF-deficient BMSC did not produce thromboembolism in vivo, comparing favorably to massive intravascular thrombosis induction by TF-expressing stromal cells. Conclusion: We demonstrate that plasma-based thromboelastometry provides a reliable tool to detect pro-coagulant activity of therapeutic cells. Selecting TF-deficient BMSC is a novel strategy for improving cell therapy applicability by reducing cell dose-dependent IBMIR risk. The particularly strong pro-coagulant activity of UC and WAT preparations sounds an additional note of caution regarding uncritical systemic application of stromal cells, particularly from non-hematopoietic extravascular sources.

Teste de Materiais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Tromboplastina/deficiência , Adulto , Animais , Coagulação Sanguínea , Contagem de Células , Tamanho Celular , Transplante de Células , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Humanos , Imunomodulação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ratos , Fatores de Risco , Tromboembolia/etiologia , Tromboembolia/patologia , Tromboplastina/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
PLoS One ; 6(12): e27192, 2011.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22174736


BACKGROUND: Because mitochondria play an essential role in energy metabolism, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and apoptosis, sequence variation in the mitochondrial genome has been postulated to be a contributing factor to the etiology of multifactorial age-related diseases, including cancer. The aim of the present study was to compare the frequencies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups as well as control region (CR) polymorphisms of patients with malignant melanoma (n = 351) versus those of healthy controls (n = 1598) in Middle Europe. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using primer extension analysis and DNA sequencing, we identified all nine major European mitochondrial haplogroups and known CR polymorphisms. The frequencies of the major mitochondrial haplogroups did not differ significantly between patients and control subjects, whereas the frequencies of the one another linked CR polymorphisms A16183C, T16189C, C16192T, C16270T and T195C were significantly higher in patients with melanoma compared to the controls. Regarding clinical characteristics of the patient cohort, none of the nine major European haplogroups was associated with either Breslow thickness or distant metastasis. The CR polymorphisms A302CC-insertion and T310C-insertion were significantly associated with mean Breslow thickness, whereas the CR polymorphism T16519C was associated with metastasis. CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Our results suggest that mtDNA variations could be involved in melanoma etiology and pathogenesis, although the functional consequence of CR polymorphisms remains to be elucidated.

DNA Intergênico/genética , DNA Mitocondrial/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Melanoma/genética , Mitocôndrias/genética , Polimorfismo Genético , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Razão de Chances