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Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapy

Section edited by David Stroncek

This section aims to improve communication between basic and clinical research related to cell, tissue and gene therapies. Effective clinical therapies require efficient translation of research between the bench and bedside to allow the discovery, development, scale up, and production of cells, tissues and vectors. These therapies are being used to treat patients with a range of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune disorders.

Studies considered for publication include those regarding the nature of cells, tissues and vectors used in clinical therapies; methods to collect, isolate and modify cells; and novel reagents, equipment, and instruments used in production. The section also welcomes research into the application of clinical therapies; factors that effect the safety and efficacy; in particular the potency, stability and purity of cells or tissue; and issues related to the safety of cell and tissue donors.

Featured articles

Phase I and registry study of autologous bone marrow concentrate evaluated in PDE5 inhibitor refractory erectile dysfunction

Research | Mark Bieri et al


Rationale for the clinical use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for COVID-19 patients​​​​​​​

Review | Christopher J. Rogers et al


Allo-priming as a universal anti-viral vaccine: protecting elderly from current COVID-19 and any future unknown viral outbreak

Review |  Michael Har-Noy & Reuven Or 

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  1. The α2-adrenoreceptor agonist dexmedetomidine is known to provide renoprotection against ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. However the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Yanna Si, Hongguang Bao, Liu Han, Hongwei Shi, Yuan Zhang, Li Xu, Chenhui Liu, Jinsong Wang, Xiaobing Yang, Akbar Vohra and Daqing Ma
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:141
  2. While PDE5 inhibitors have revolutionized treatment of ED, approximately 30% of patients are non-responsive. A significant cause of this is vascular and smooth muscle dysfunction, as well as nerve atrophy. Aut...

    Authors: Thomas E Ichim, Timothy Warbington, Octav Cristea, Joseph L Chin and Amit N Patel
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:139
  3. Modified cell-based angiogenic therapy has become a promising novel strategy for ischemic heart and limb diseases. Most studies focused on myoblast, endothelial cell progenitors or bone marrow mesenchymal stro...

    Authors: Evgeny K Shevchenko, Pavel I Makarevich, Zoya I Tsokolaeva, Maria A Boldyreva, Veronika Yu Sysoeva, Vsevolod A Tkachuk and Yelena V Parfyonova
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:138
  4. In an attempt to engineer a regulatory compliant form of cell assisted lipotransfer in the U.S., the authors developed Autologous Fat Transfer with In-situ Mediation (AIM) for reconstruction of a refractory surgi...

    Authors: Allan Y Wu and David M Morrow
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:136

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:269

  5. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to tumor angiogenesis and growth. We previously reported that over-expression of an inhibitor of DNA binding/differentiation 1 (Id1) in EPCs can enhance EPC proli...

    Authors: Yajuan Su, Lingjuan Gao, Lichen Teng, Ying Wang, Jialin Cui, Shiyun Peng and Songbin Fu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:132
  6. Interactions between dendritic cells (DCs) and T cells play a critical role in the development of glomerulonephritis, which is a common cause of chronic kidney disease. DC-specific intercellular adhesion molec...

    Authors: Minchao Cai, Jing Wu, Chaoming Mao, Jianmin Ren, Pu Li, Xiao Li, Jiuchang Zhong, Chundi Xu and Tong Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:103
  7. Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by advanced liver disease, hypoxemia and intrapulmonary vascular dilatation (IPVD). The pathogenesis of HPS is not completely understood. Recent findings have es...

    Authors: Bin Yi, Jing Zeng, Guansong Wang, Guisheng Qian and Kaizhi Lu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:98
  8. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potent non-hematopoietic progenitor cells possessing an immune-regulatory function, with suppression of proliferation of activated lymphocytes. In this study, adult livi...

    Authors: Hyunah Lee, Jae Berm Park, Sanghoon Lee, Soyoung Baek, HyunSoo Kim and Sung Joo Kim
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:96
  9. Celiac disease (CD) is mainly characterised by villous atrophy and mucosal architectural rearrangement. The fibroblasts (FBs) are the most abundant mesenchymal cell type in the intestinal mucosa and are respon...

    Authors: Leda Roncoroni, Luca Elli, Maria Teresa Bardella, Gianluca Perrucci, Michele Ciulla, Vincenza Lombardo, Carolina Tomba, Dario Conte and Luisa Doneda
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:91
  10. The use of adenoviral vector for gene therapy is still an important strategy for advanced cancers, however, the lack of the requisite coxsackie-adenovirus receptor in cancer cells and host immune response to a...

    Authors: Hua-shan Shi, Li-ping Yang, Wei Wei, Xiao-qing Su, Xiao-peng Li, Meng Li, Shun-tao Luo, Hai-long Zhang, Lian Lu, Yong-qiu Mao, Bing Kan and Li Yang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:86
  11. Angiogenesis is a critical part of the endogenous repair process in brain injury and disease, and requires at least two sequential steps. First, angiogenic sprouting of endothelial cells occurs, which entails ...

    Authors: Mo Dao, Ciara C Tate, Michael McGrogan and Casey C Case
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:81
  12. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation has emerged as a promising therapy for liver fibrosis. Issues concerning poor MSC survival and engraftment in the fibrotic liver still persist and warrant developmen...

    Authors: Ghazanfar Ali Nasir, Sadia Mohsin, Mohsin Khan, Sulaiman Shams, Gibran Ali, Shaheen N Khan and Sheikh Riazuddin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:78
  13. Heart failure is one of the key causes of morbidity and mortality world-wide. The recent findings that regeneration is possible in the heart have made stem cell therapeutics the Holy Grail of modern cardiovasc...

    Authors: Leo Bockeria, Vladimir Bogin, Olga Bockeria, Tatyana Le, Bagrat Alekyan, Erik J Woods, Amalia A Brown, Thomas E Ichim and Amit N Patel
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:56
  14. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55 in the U.S. and the developed world. This condition leads to the progressive impairment of central visual acuity. ...

    Authors: Heather Melville, Matthew Carpiniello, Kia Hollis, Andrew Staffaroni and Nady Golestaneh
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:53
  15. Experimental clinical stem cell therapy has been used for more than a decade to alleviate the adverse aftermath of acute myocardial infarction (aMI). The post-infarcted myocardial microenvironment is character...

    Authors: Ewa Przybyt, Guido Krenning, Marja GL Brinker and Martin C Harmsen
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:39
  16. The early peritoneal invasion of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) by tumoral aggregates presents in ascites is a major concern. The role of the microenvironment seems to be important in this process but the lac...

    Authors: Cyril Touboul, Raphael Lis, Halema Al Farsi, Christophe M Raynaud, Mohamed Warfa, Hamda Althawadi, Eliane Mery, Massoud Mirshahi and Arash Rafii
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:28
  17. The discovery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or MSC-like cells in cartilage tissue does not tie in well with the established view that MSCs derive from a perivascular niche. The presence of MSCs may raise co...

    Authors: Karin Benz, Claudia Stippich, Christian Freudigmann, Juergen A Mollenhauer and Wilhelm K Aicher
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:27
  18. Linker for activation of T cells (LAT), a transmembrane adaptor protein, plays a role in T cell and mast cell function, while it remains unclear how histone modifications mediate LAT expression in allergic ast...

    Authors: Cheng-ye Li, Juan Peng, Lian-pin Ren, Li-xing Gan, Xiao-jiong Lu, Qian Liu, Wen Gu and Xue-jun Guo
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:26
  19. Kidneys derived from brain dead donors have lower graft survival and higher graft-function loss compared to their living donor counterpart. Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) are a large family of stress proteins invol...

    Authors: Leon FA van Dullemen, Eelke M Bos, Theo A Schuurs, Harm H Kampinga, Rutger J Ploeg, Harry van Goor and Henri GD Leuvenink
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:22
  20. Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for cerebral palsy, which refers to a category of brain diseases that are associated with chronic motor disability in children. Autologous MSCs may be a better cell s...

    Authors: Guojun Chen, Yali Wang, Zhenyu Xu, Feng Fang, Renmei Xu, Yue Wang, Xiaoli Hu, Lixing Fan and Houqi Liu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:21
  21. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) can serve as carriers to deliver oncolytic measles virus (MV) to ovarian tumors. In preparation for a clinical trial to use MSC as MV carriers, we obtained cells from ovarian cance...

    Authors: Emily K Mader, Greg Butler, Sean C Dowdy, Andrea Mariani, Keith L Knutson, Mark J Federspiel, Stephen J Russell, Evanthia Galanis, Allan B Dietz and Kah-Whye Peng
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:20
  22. ECBio has developed proprietary technology to consistently isolate, expand and cryopreserve a well-characterized population of stromal cells from human umbilical cord tissue (UCX® cells). The technology has re...

    Authors: Jorge M Santos, Rita N Bárcia, Sandra I Simões, Manuela M Gaspar, Susana Calado, Ana Água-Doce, Sílvia CP Almeida, Joana Almeida, Mariana Filipe, Mariana Teixeira, José P Martins, Luís Graça, Maria EM Cruz, Pedro Cruz and Helder Cruz
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:18
  23. Pharmacologic reactivation of fetal hemoglobin expression is a promising strategy for treatment of sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the methyl...

    Authors: Yinghong He, Gerhard Rank, Miaomiao Zhang, Junyi Ju, Ronghua Liu, Zhen Xu, Fiona Brown, Loretta Cerruti, Chi Ma, Renxiang Tan, Stephen M Jane and Quan Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:14
  24. Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is regarded as a potent antitumor agent, but its clinical application is limited by its short half-life and significant side effects. In this paper, we tried to develop IFN-γ gene therapy ...

    Authors: Ran-yi Liu, Ying-hui Zhu, Ling Zhou, Peng Zhao, Hong-li Li, Lan-cai Zhu, Hong-yu Han, Huan-xin Lin, Liang Kang, Jiang-xue Wu and Wenlin Huang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:256
  25. We tested whether apoptotic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (A-ADMSCs) were superior to healthy (H)-ADMSCs at attenuating organ damage and mortality in sepsis syndrome following cecal ligation and punct...

    Authors: Chia-Lo Chang, Steve Leu, Hsin-Ching Sung, Yen-Yi Zhen, Chung-Lung Cho, Angela Chen, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Han-Tan Chai, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Chia-Hung Yen and Hon-Kan Yip
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:244
  26. Ischemia is the major cause of acute kidney injury (AKI), associated with high mortality and morbidity. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have multilineage differentiation potential and can be a potent therapeutic...

    Authors: Muhammad Shareef Masoud, Sanam Saiqa Anwar, Muhammad Zeeshan Afzal, Azra Mehmood, Shaheen N Khan and Sheikh Riazuddin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:243
  27. The secretory small GTPase Rab27b was recently identified as an oncogene in breast cancer (BC) in vivo and in vitro studies. This research was designed to further explore the clinical and prognostic significan...

    Authors: Jia-Xing Zhang, Xiao-Xia Huang, Man-Bo Cai, Zhu-Ting Tong, Jie-Wei Chen, Dong Qian, Yi-Ji Liao, Hai-Xia Deng, Ding-Zhun Liao, Ma-Yan Huang, Yi-Xin Zeng, Dan Xie and Shi-Juan Mai
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:242
  28. The use of large animals as an experimental model for novel treatment techniques has many advantages over the use of laboratory animals, so veterinary medicine is becoming an increasingly important translation...

    Authors: Darja Pavlin, Maja Cemazar, Gregor Sersa and Natasa Tozon
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:234
  29. Machine perfusion (MP) of kidney graft provides benefits against preservation injury, however decreased graft quality requires optimization of the method. We examined the chronic benefits of MP on kidney graft...

    Authors: Raphael Thuillier, Ricardo Codas, Etienne Marchand, Hubert Lathelize, Olivier Page, Alexandre Valagier, Lionel Badet and Thierry Hauet
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:233
  30. Despite the successes of recombinant hematopoietic-stimulatory factors at accelerating bone marrow reconstitution and shortening the neutropenic period post-transplantation, significant challenges remain such ...

    Authors: J Christopher Mizer, Thomas E Ichim, Doru T Alexandrescu, Constantin A Dasanu, Famela Ramos, Andrew Turner, Erik J Woods, Vladimir Bogin, Michael P Murphy, David Koos and Amit N Patel
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:231
  31. Numerous preclinical and clinical studies have investigated the regenerative potential and the trophic support of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) following their injection into a target organ. Clinicians favor t...

    Authors: Murali Krishna Mamidi, Gurbind Singh, Juani Mazmin Husin, Kavitha Ganesan Nathan, Gopinath Sasidharan, Zubaidah Zakaria, Ramesh Bhonde, Anish Sen Majumdar and Anjan Kumar Das
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:229
  32. GADD45B is a member of the growth arrest DNA damage-inducible gene family associated with cell growth control, apoptosis, and DNA damage repair response. The aim of this study is to detect the role of GADD45B ...

    Authors: Lisha Wang, Xiuying Xiao, Dali Li, Yayun Chi, Ping Wei, Yiqin Wang, Shujuan Ni, Cong Tan, Xiaoyan Zhou and Xiang Du
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:215
  33. Inactivaion of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) by promoter CpG methylation frequently occurs in tumorigenesis, even in the early stages, contributing to the initiation and progression of human cancers. Deleted in l...

    Authors: Zhaohui Wang, Lili Li, Xianwei Su, Zifen Gao, Gopesh Srivastava, Paul G Murray, Richard Ambinder and Qian Tao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:209
  34. Endometrial regenerative cells (ERC) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) are being used in clinical trials. While they have been reported to have similar characteristics, they have not been directly compared.

    Authors: Huan Wang, Ping Jin, Marianna Sabatino, Jiaqiang Ren, Sara Civini, Vladimir Bogin, Thomas E Ichim and David F Stroncek
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:207
  35. Fork head box M1 (FoxM1) is a proliferation-associated transcription factor essential for cell cycle progression. Numerous studies have documented that FoxM1 has multiple functions in tumorigenesis and its ele...

    Authors: Yi-Jun Xue, Ri-Hai Xiao, Da-Zhi Long, Xiao-Feng Zou, Xiao-Ning Wang, Guo-Xi Zhang, Yuan-Hu Yuan, Geng-Qing Wu, Jun Yang, Yu-Ting Wu, Hui Xu, Fo-Lin Liu and Min Liu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:200
  36. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are pluripotent stem cells and can form tumors containing cells from all three germ layers. Similarities between pluripotent stem cells and malignant tumor cells have been identifie...

    Authors: Xinrong Peng, Tao Liu, Ying Wang, Qiaoling Yan, Huajun Jin, Linfang Li, Qijun Qian and Mengchao Wu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:196
  37. Adipose tissue is an attractive source of cells for therapeutic purposes because of the ease of harvest and the high frequency of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Whilst it is clear that MSCs have significant th...

    Authors: Sinead P Blaber, Rebecca A Webster, Cameron J Hill, Edmond J Breen, Donald Kuah, Graham Vesey and Benjamin R Herbert
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:172
  38. During wound healing processes fibroblasts account for wound closure by adopting a contractile phenotype. One disease manifestation of COPD is emphysema which is characterized by destruction of alveolar walls ...

    Authors: Oskar Hallgren, Sara Rolandsson, Annika Andersson-Sjöland, Kristian Nihlberg, Elisabet Wieslander, Martina Kvist-Reimer, Magnus Dahlbäck, Leif Eriksson, Leif Bjermer, Jonas S Erjefält, Claes-Göran Löfdahl and Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:171
  39. Interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-5 is a transcription factor involved in type I interferon signaling whose germ line variants have been associated with autoimmune pathogenesis. Since relationships have been obs...

    Authors: Lorenzo Uccellini, Valeria De Giorgi, Yingdong Zhao, Barbara Tumaini, Narnygerel Erdenebileg, Mark E Dudley, Sara Tomei, Davide Bedognetti, Maria Libera Ascierto, Qiuzhen Liu, Richard Simon, Leah Kottyan, Kenneth M Kaufman, John B Harley, Ena Wang, Steven A Rosenberg…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:170
  40. Overexpression of GOLPH3 (Golgi phosphoprotein 3, 34 kDa) is associated with the progression of many solid tumor types leading to an unfavorable clinical outcome. We aimed to investigate the clinical significa...

    Authors: Huan Li, Ling Guo, Shu-Wei Chen, Xiao-Hui Zhao, Shi-Min Zhuang, Li-Ping Wang, Li-Bing Song and Ming Song
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:168
  41. Recent data suggest that cancer stem cells (CSCs) play an important role in cancer, as these cells possess enhanced tumor-forming capabilities and are responsible for relapses after apparently curative therapi...

    Authors: Huiqiang Wang, Nanhai G Chen, Boris R Minev and Aladar A Szalay
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:167
  42. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are severe metabolic disorders caused by accumulation of undegraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in lysosomes due to defects in certain lysosomal hydrolases. Substrate reduction therap...

    Authors: Anna Kloska, Magdalena Narajczyk, Joanna Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka, Grzegorz Grynkiewicz, Wiesław Szeja, Magdalena Gabig-Cimińska and Grzegorz Węgrzyn
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:153
  43. Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein-1 (SATB1) has been reported to be expressed in several human cancers and may have malignant potential. This study was aimed at investigating the expression and potentia...

    Authors: Sheng-Hua Chu, Yan-Bin Ma, Dong-Fu Feng, Hong Zhang, Zhi-An Zhu, Zhi-Qiang Li and Pu-Cha Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:149
  44. Aptamer-based tumor targeted drug delivery system is a promising approach that may increase the efficacy of chemotherapy and reduce the related toxicity. HER2 protein is an attractive target for tumor-specific...

    Authors: Zhe Liu, Jin-Hong Duan, Yong-Mei Song, Jie Ma, Feng-Dan Wang, Xin Lu and Xian-Da Yang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:148
  45. Bone marrow-derived circulating progenitor cells (BM-CPCs) in patients with coronary heart disease are impaired with respect to number and functional activity. However, the relation between the functional acti...

    Authors: Ilkay Bozdag-Turan, R Goekmen Turan, Lylia Paranskaya, Nicole S Arsoy, C Hakan Turan, Ibrahim Akin, Stephan Kische, Jasmin Ortak, H Schneider, S Ludovicy, Tina Hermann, Giuseppe D’Ancona, Serkan Durdu, A Ruchan Akar, Hueseyin Ince and Christoph A Nienaber
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:143
  46. Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs), carrying the similar characteristics to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, only much more abundant and easier to obtain, may be a promising treatment for liver...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Fan Lian, Jiaping Li, Wenzhe Fan, Hanshi Xu, Xiuyan Yang, Liuqin Liang, Wei Chen and Jianyong Yang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:133
  47. It has been reported that the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-AKT signaling pathway regulates erythropoietin (EPO)-induced survival, proliferation, and maturation of early erythroid progenitors. Erythroid...

    Authors: Vladan P Cokic, Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Bojana B Beleslin-Cokic, Constance T Noguchi, Raj K Puri and Alan N Schechter
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:116
  48. Previous experimental studies concluded that stem cells (SC) may exert their beneficial effects on the ischemic heart by paracrine activation of antiapoptotic pathways. In order to identify potential cardiopro...

    Authors: Mark Rosenberg, Matthias Lutz, Constantin Kühl, Rainer Will, Volker Eckstein, Jutta Krebs, Hugo A Katus and Norbert Frey
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:115
  49. The quality and safety of advanced therapy products must be maintained throughout their production and quality control cycle to ensure their final use in patients. We validated the cell count method according ...

    Authors: Monica Gunetti, Sara Castiglia, Deborah Rustichelli, Katia Mareschi, Fiorella Sanavio, Michela Muraro, Elena Signorino, Laura Castello, Ivana Ferrero and Franca Fagioli
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:112
  50. Cerebral palsy is currently one of the major diseases that cause severe paralysis of the nervous system in children; approximately 9–30% of cerebral palsy patients are also visually impaired, for which no effe...

    Authors: Min Li, Aixue Yu, Fangfang Zhang, GuangHui Dai, Hongbin Cheng, Xiaodong Wang and Yihua An
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:100

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