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RECIIS (Online) ; 15(4): 987-1005, out.-dez. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1344160

ABSTRACT

A cooperação científica internacional tornou-se um fator essencial para que os países emergentes alcancem novos patamares de pesquisa, publicações e financiamento. No contexto de uma discussão analítica sobre a cooperação científica global, foram analisadas as publicações brasileiras indexadas na Web of Science e a coautoria entre pesquisadores locais e estrangeiros, com o objetivo de ilustrar as mudanças ocorridas na medicina regenerativa nas duas últimas décadas. O artigo conclui que, na última década, expandiu-se a coautoria entre autores brasileiros e destes com autores de países desenvolvidos, especialmente com aqueles dos Estados Unidos, mas também, em menor grau, com os de outros países emergentes e da América Latina. Pesquisadores brasileiros também publicaram artigos de impacto global, indicando a qualidade atingida, no país, pela pesquisa científica na área. A análise mostra que a colaboração abriu portas, no âmbito global, para a pesquisa local, mas também que as assimetrias científicas se mantiveram ao longo do tempo.


International scientific cooperation has become a key factor for emerging countries to improve research advancement, publication and funding. An analysis of local publications indexed in the Web of Science and co-authored between Brazilian researchers and non-residents was carried out, in the context of an analytical discussion on global scientific cooperation and with the aim of illustrating changes in the last two decades in regenerative medicine regarding this topic. The article concluded that in the last decade Brazil increased scientific co-authorships significantly domestically and with advanced country authors, especially with American authors, but also to a lesser degree with those of other emerging economies in and beyond Latin American. Local researchers have also published on their own several articles of global impact, revealing the academic quality attained in local sciences related to the area. Collaboration has undoubtedly opened doors for Brazilian regenerative medicine globally, but historical scientific inequalities remain.


La cooperación científica internacional se ha transformado en un factor sustancial para que los países emergentes progresen en investigación, publicación y financiación. Se desarrolló un análisis de publicaciones locales indexadas en la Web of Science y coautorías entre investigadores brasileños y extranjeros en el contexto de una reflexión sobre cooperación científica global y con el fin de ilustrar las modificaciones producidas en la medicina molecular regenerativa durante los dos últimos decenios. El artículo concluye que, en el último decenio, Brasil aumentó significativamente las coautorías domésticas y con autores de países avanzados, especialmente de los Estados Unidos, y en menor medida con aquellos de otras economías emergentes dentro y fuera de América Latina. Los investigadores locales han publicado varios artículos propios de impacto global, lo cual revela la calidad académica lograda, en Brasil, en el área. La colaboración ha abierto puertas en el mundo para la medicina regenerativa brasileña, pero las asimetrías científicas históricas persisten.


Subject(s)
Humans , Brazil , Regenerative Medicine , Scientific and Technical Publications , Authorship and Co-Authorship in Scientific Publications , Technical Cooperation , Empirical Research , Science and Technology Information Networks , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
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Rev. cienc. salud ; 19(2): 1-15, mayo-ago. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1357203

ABSTRACT

Resumen Introducción: el desarrollo alcanzado en la medicina regenerativa posibilita el tratamiento de enfer medades incurables o que tienen una respuesta reducida a las terapéuticas actuales, así como la dis minución del consumo de medicamentos, en algunos casos. En Cuba, las especialidades de angiología y de ortopedia y traumatología son las que más han aplicado esta terapia. En el artículo se interpretan estadísticamente los resultados de la comparación, mediante STATGRAPHICS® Centurion XVI, de las varia bles controladas en dos tratamientos de osteoartritis en rodilla, uno empleando células madre mononucleares obtenidas de la sangre periférica y otro con la terapia convencional, para fundamentar la superioridad del nuevo tratamiento. Presentación del caso: se trataron 100 pacientes adultos atendidos en el Departamento de Ortopedia del Instituto de Hematología e Inmunología por osteoartrosis de rodilla, divididos en dos grupos. El grupo A (control) recibió el tratamiento convencional de infiltración con acetato de triamcinolona en la articulación afectada. El grupo B (estudio) recibió la implantación del concentrado de células mononucleares adultas hematopoyéticas por vía percutánea. Conclusión: se analizaron cada una de sus variables y se pudo comprobar que la mayoría de los datos recopilados no cumplía con una distribución normal, por lo que las siguientes pruebas se ejecutaron tomando como referencia la mediana de cada muestra. Se comparó entre la evaluación del dolor a la actividad y el consumo de medicamentos de cada uno de los grupos de tratamiento. Se evidenció la mejor respuesta de los pacientes para el tratamiento con células madre y una disminución en el consumo de fármacos.


Abstract Introduction: The development achieved in regenerative medicine has allowed the treatment of incurable diseases or those with a reduced response to current therapies, as well as cases with decreased consump tion of medicines. In Cuba, angiology, orthopedic, and traumatology specialists use this therapy the most. In this paper, we have presented the statistical analysis using the STATGRAPHICS® Centurion XVI for controlled variables in two osteoarthritis-knee treatments, one using mononuclear stem cells obtained from the peripheral blood and the other with a conventional therapy so as to demonstrate the superiority of the new treatment regime. Case report: A total of 100 adult patients treated in the Orthopedic Department at the Hematology and Immunology Institute for osteoarthritis-knee pains were studied. Group A (control) received the conventional treatment with triamcinolone acetate infiltration in the affected knee. Group B received the percutaneous implantation of the hematopoietic adult mononuclear cell concentrate. Conclusion: The analysis of each of the variables was performed to verify that most of the collected data did not comply with a normal distribution; hence, the following tests were performed taking the median of each sample as a reference. Comparisons were made between the evaluation of pain to the activity, as well as the consumption of drugs from each of the treatment groups. The best response of the patients was indicated for treatments with stem cells and a decrease in the consumption of drugs.


Resumo Introdução: o desenvolvimento alcançado na medicina regenerativa possibilita o tratamento de doenças incuráveis ou que têm uma resposta reduzida frente às terapias atuais, bem como a redução do consumo de medicamentos, em alguns casos. Em Cuba, as especialidades de angiologia e ortopedia e traumato logia são as que mais têm aplicado esta terapia. O estudo interpreta estatisticamente os resultados da comparação, por meio do STATGRAPHICS® Centurion XVI, das variáveis controladas em dois tratamentos de osteoartrite de joelho, sendo um utilizando células-tronco mononucleares obtidas de sangue periférico e outro com terapia convencional, com o objetivo de comprovar a superioridade do novo tratamento. Apresentação do caso: foram tratados 100 pacientes adultos atendidos no Departamento de Ortopedia do Instituto de Hematologia e Imunologia para osteoartrite de joelho, divididos em dois grupos. O grupo A (controle) recebeu tratamento convencional de infiltração com acetato de triancinolona na articulação afetada. O grupo B (estudo) recebeu implantação percutânea de concentrado de células mononucleares hematopoiéticas adultas. Conclusão: a análise de cada uma de suas variáveis foi realizada e constatou-se que a maioria dos dados coletados não obedecia a uma distribuição normal, de modo que os seguintes testes foram realizados tomando-se como referência a mediana de cada amostra. Foram feitas compara ções entre a avaliação da dor à atividade, bem como o consumo de medicamentos em cada um dos grupos de tratamento. Evidenciou-se uma melhor resposta dos pacientes ao tratamento com células-tronco e diminuição do consumo de medicamentos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Stem Cells , Osteoarthritis , Therapeutics , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Cuba , Pain Management , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Data Analysis
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Coluna/Columna ; 20(2): 101-104, Apr.-June 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249655

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Approximately 80% of the world population experiences some type of back pain at some point in their life, and in 10% of this population the pain causes chronic disability resulting in a high cost for the treatment of these patients, in addition to compromising their work and social interaction abilities. Current treatment strategies include the surgical procedure for degenerated intervertebral disc resection, the nerve root block and physiotherapy. However, such treatments only relieve symptoms and do not prevent the degeneration of intervertebral discs. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies have emerged and include manipulating cells to recover the degenerated disc. This article will discuss the possible cell therapy alternatives used in the disc regeneration process, featuring a descriptive study of translational medicine that involves clinical aspects of new treatment alternatives and knowledge of basic research areas, such as cellular and molecular biology. Level of evidence V; Expert Opinion.


RESUMO Aproximadamente 80% da população mundial sofre algum tipo de dor nas costas em alguma fase de vida, sendo que em 10% dessa população, as dores acarretam incapacidade crônica, deflagrando alto custo de tratamento desses pacientes, além de comprometer as habilidades de trabalho e convívio social desses indivíduos. As estratégias de tratamento atuais incluem o procedimento cirúrgico por ressecção do disco intervertebral degenerado, bloqueio de raízes nervosas e fisioterapia. Entretanto, tais tratamentos apenas aliviam os sintomas e não impedem que ocorra a degeneração de discos intervertebrais. Portanto, novas estratégias terapêuticas têm surgido e incluem a manipulação de células com o objetivo de recuperar o disco degenerado. No presente artigo, serão discutidas as diferentes possibilidades alternativas de terapias celulares no processo de regeneração discal, caracterizando um estudo descritivo da medicina translacional que envolve aspectos clínicos de novas alternativas de tratamento e o conhecimento de áreas básicas de pesquisa como biologia celular e molecular. Nível de evidência V; Opinião do Especialista.


RESUMEN Aproximadamente 80% de la población mundial sufre algún tipo de dolor de espalda en alguna etapa de la vida, y en 10% de esa población, los dolores causan incapacidad crónica, deflagrando alto costo de tratamiento de esos pacientes, además de comprometer las habilidades laborales y convivencia social de esos individuos. Las estrategias de tratamiento actuales incluyen el procedimiento quirúrgico para la resección del disco intervertebral degenerado, bloqueo de las raíces nerviosas y fisioterapia. Entretanto, tales tratamientos solo alivian los síntomas y no impiden que ocurra la degeneración de discos intervertebrales. Por lo tanto, han surgido nuevas estrategias terapéuticas e incluyen la manipulación de células con el objetivo de recuperar el disco degenerado. En el presente artículo se discutirán las diferentes posibilidades alternativas de las terapias celulares en el proceso de regeneración discal, caracterizando un estudio descriptivo de la medicina traslacional que involucra aspectos clínicos de nuevas alternativas de tratamiento y conocimiento de áreas básicas de investigación como biología celular y molecular. Nivel de evidencia V; Opinión del especialista.


Subject(s)
Humans , Cell Culture Techniques , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Intervertebral Disc
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1982-1986, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922236

ABSTRACT

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy was awarded as the largest research breakthrough in 2017 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, at present, it is rapidly becoming the most promising new treatment for hematological malignancies. However, this therapy also produces a new challenge: toxic adverse events such as cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurotoxicity, partial of them can bring death to the patients. The incidence and severity of the above toxic events in different multi-center trial reports are also different, which may be attributed to the different in the considerably variable assessment and grading of toxicities between clinical trials and across institutions. The ASTCT published at 2018 advanced the consensus grading for cytokine release syndrome and neurologic toxicity associated with immune effector cells, it was focusing on CRS and neurotoxicity associated with immune effector cells. In order to provide reference for the development of relevant work in this field and the formulation of security strategies in our country, the main content of the consensus was summarized briefly.


Subject(s)
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Consensus , Cytokine Release Syndrome , Humans , Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell , Receptors, Chimeric Antigen
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Rev. Hosp. Clin. Univ. Chile ; 32(1): 4-16, 2021. tab, ilus, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1252505

ABSTRACT

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used to speed up tissue repair. Despite its widespread use, the therapeutic application of PRP generates controversies in clinical results due to the variability in methods of obtaining the different preparations and differences between the components of different types of PRP, so it's recommended to mention the type of platelet preparation used. In this article, we describe technical and biologics characteristics of our platelet product, and we compare them to different commercial preparations described in order to validate their clinical use. Our results determine that the preparation can be considered a platelet rich plasma with biological activity in vivo and in vitro, which supports its use as a valid therapeutic tool, alternative to products currently available in Regenerative Medicine. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Regenerative Medicine/trends , Platelet-Rich Plasma , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(8): e10807, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249324

ABSTRACT

Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are currently considered a central pivotal player in pathogenesis and development of atherosclerotic lesions. As consequence of vascular injury, SMCs migrate from the tunica media into the tunica intima layers where they contribute to neointimal formation by converting into foam cells and producing pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. We targeted the replacement of neointimal SMCs by using the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy in experimentally induced atherosclerosis in an attempt to improve the atherosclerotic lesion and its concomitant complications. Rats were divided into 4 groups (n=20). Control group: rats kept on a standard chow diet; atherosclerotic group: rats received the atherogenic diet; stem cells-treated group: rats were injected with CD34+ stem cells (6×106 cells in 0.5 mL PBS in rat tail vein) and maintained on the atherogenic diet; and resveratrol-treated group: rats were supplemented orally with resveratrol at a dose level 3 mg/kg per day and the atherogenic diet. After 12 weeks, rats were euthanized, blood samples were collected for separation of serum, and abdominal aortas were excised for further biochemical, molecular, and histopathological investigations. We used resveratrol, the well-established anti-atherosclerotic drug, as a benchmark to assess the efficacy of stem cell therapy. MSCs treatment revealed significant amelioration in both histopathological and biochemical patterns as evidenced by decreased foam cells formation, ICAM-1, VCAM, M-CSF, iNOS, COX-2, and TNF-α. We concluded that MSCs therapy significantly replaced the neointimal SMCs and decreased adhesion molecules as well as the oxidative and inflammatory markers in atherosclerosis.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 , Atherosclerosis/therapy , Cell Adhesion , Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 , Myocytes, Smooth Muscle , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(6): 2223-2232, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1142318

ABSTRACT

O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito da ω-conotoxina MVIIC e das células-tronco mesenquimais (CTM) de forma isolada e sua associação nos ratos submetidos ao trauma medular agudo (TMA). Trinta Rattus novergicus, linhagem Wistar, três meses de idade, foram distribuídos igualmente em cinco grupos experimentais: controle negativo (CN), controle positivo (CP), ω-conotoxina MVIIC (MVIIC), células-tronco mesenquimais da medula óssea (CTM-MO) e associação (MVIIC + CTM-MO). O grupo CN foi submetido à laminectomia sem trauma medular, e os grupos CP, MVIIC, CTM-MO e MVIIC + CTM-MO foram submetidos ao trauma medular contusivo. O grupo CP recebeu, uma hora após o TMA, 10µL de PBS estéril, e os grupos MVIIC e MVIIC + CTM-MO receberam 10µL de PBS contendo 20pmol da ω-conotoxina MVIIC, todos por via intratecal. Os grupos CTM-MO e MVIIC + CTM-MO receberam, 24 horas após, 1x106 de CTM via intravenosa. Avaliou-se a recuperação da função locomotora até o sétimo dia pós-trauma. Os animais tratados com MVIIC + CTM-MO obtiveram recuperação motora após o trauma medular agudo (P<0,05). Conclui-se que essa associação apresentou efeito neuroprotetor com melhora na função locomotora em ratos Wistar.(AU)


The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of isolated ω-conotoxin MVIIC and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and its association in rats submitted to acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Thirty Rattus norvegicus, Wistar strain, three-month-old rats were randomly distributed in five experimental groups with six animals: negative control (CN), positive control (CP), ω-conotoxin MVIIC (MVIIC), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (CTM-MO) and the association (MVIIC + CTM-MO). The CN group underwent laminectomy without spinal cord trauma, and groups CP, MVIIC, CTM-MO and MVIIC + CTM-MO were submitted to contusive spinal cord trauma. The CP group received 10µl of PBS one hour after SCI, and groups MVIIC and MVIIC + CTM-MO received 10µl of PBS containing 20pmol of ω-conotoxin MVIIC, both intrathecally. Groups CTM-MO and MVIIC + CTM-MO received 1x106 of MSCs intravenously 24 hours later. The recovery of locomotor function was evaluated up to seven days post-injury. The animals treated with MVIIC + CTM-MO obtained motor recovery after SCI (P<0.05). It is concluded that this association showed neuroprotective effect with improvements in locomotor function in Wistar rats.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Spinal Cord Injuries/rehabilitation , Calcium Channel Blockers , omega-Conotoxins/therapeutic use , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy/veterinary , Neuroprotection , Rats, Wistar
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Medwave ; 20(11)dic. 2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1146051

ABSTRACT

Objective This living, systematic review aims to provide a timely, rigorous, and continuously updated summary of the available evidence on the role of cell-based therapies in the treatment of patients with COVID-19. Data sources We conducted searches in PubMed/Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), grey literature, and in a centralized repository in L·OVE (Living OVerview of Evidence). L·OVE is a platform that maps PICO questions to evidence from the Epistemonikos database. In response to the COVID-19 emergency, L·OVE was adapted to expand the range of evidence it covers and customized to group all COVID-19 evidence in one place. All the searches covered the period until 23 April 2020 (one day before submission). Eligibility criteria for selecting studies and methods We adapted an already published standard protocol for multiple parallel systematic reviews to the specificities of this question. We searched for randomized trials evaluating the effectiveness and safety of cell-based therapies versus placebo or no treatment in patients with COVID-19. Anticipating the lack of randomized trials directly addressing this question, we also searched for trials evaluating other coronavirus infections, such as MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and nonrandomized studies in COVID-19. Two reviewers independently screened each study for eligibility. A living, web-based version of this review will be openly available during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resubmit this review to a peer-reviewed journal every time the conclusions change or whenever there are substantial updates. Results We screened 1 043 records, but no study was considered eligible. We identified 61 ongoing studies, including 39 randomized trials evaluating different types of cell-based therapies in COVID-19. Conclusions We did not find any studies that met our inclusion criteria, and hence there is no evidence to support or refute the use of cell-based therapies for treating patients with COVID-19. A substantial number of ongoing studies should provide valuable evidence to inform researchers and decision-makers in the near future. PROSPERO Registration number CRD42020179711


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/therapy , Coronavirus Infections/therapy , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
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RECIIS (Online) ; 14(4): 942-959, out.-dez. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1145570

ABSTRACT

A mídia funciona como uma ponte entre a medicina e o público, e impacta como a informação é organizada e apresentada às pessoas. Realizou-se uma análise de conteúdo, quantitativo e qualitativo, dos enquadramentos principais nas matérias sobre medicina regenerativa publicadas pela Folha de São Paulo e O Globo, entre janeiro de 2012 e maio do 2019. A análise mostrou algumas limitações nas informações publicadas: um número bastante escasso de relatos, com poucas matérias sobre controvérsias sociais e regulatórias e matérias de tons otimistas demais sobre os benefícios das terapias celulares. Conclui-se que falta uma contribuição mais sistemática da imprensa à legitimação social e institucional desta área de ponta no país, desenvolvida com recursos públicos e que oferece uma oportunidade imperdível no aumento da consciência em saúde coletiva, assim como, na participação competitiva do Brasil no cenário global.


Mass media works as a bridge between medicine and the public and produces an impact according to how information is organized and presented. A quantitative and qualitative content analysis was developed on the main framings on regenerative medicine found in reports by the newspapers Folha de São Paulo and O Globo between January 2012 and May 2019. The analysis found limitations in the information published: a reduced number of stories, the presence of few articles on social and regulatory controversies and a portrayal of over-optimistic accounts on the benefits of cellular-based therapies. The article concludes that there is a lack of a more systematic contribution of the printed press to the social and institutional legitimation of the local area, one developed with public resources and that offers a valuable opportunity to raise awareness on collective health, as well as, for a competitive inclusion of Brazil at the global level.


Los medios de comunicación masiva funcionan como un puente entre la medicina y el público, e impactan en los públicos según cómo la información sea organizada y presentada. Se realizó un análisis de contenido, cuantitativo y cualitativo, de los encuadramientos principales en los diarios: Folha de S.Paulo y O Globo sobre la medicina regenerativa entre enero de 2012 y mayo de 2019. El análisis demostró las limitaciones de los contenidos: um número bastante escaso de reportajes, pocas noticias sobre debates y controversias sociales y de tono demasiado optimista acerca de los beneficios de las terapias celulares. Se concluye que falta una contribución sistemática de la prensa a la legitimación social e institucional de esta área de punta em el país, desarrollada com recursos públicos y que ofrece una valiosa oportunidad para un aumento de conciencia sobre la salud colectiva y una participación competitiva de Brazil en el escenario global.


Subject(s)
Humans , Communications Media , Regenerative Medicine , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Socioeconomic Factors , Brazil , Communications Media/classification , Communications Media/statistics & numerical data , Resource Allocation , e-Government
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1496-1507, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134467

ABSTRACT

RESUMEN: En la enfermedad hepática crónica el trasplante ortotópico es la única alternativa terapéutica actual pero es limitada por falta de donantes. Ensayos con células madre adultas en daño hepático agudo evidencian promisorios resultados. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar en ratas con daño hepático crónico la efectividad de la infusión de células madre adiposas humanas (CMAd-h). Ratas con fibrosis hepática inducida por tioacetamida fueron agrupadas en: grupo I control que no recibió tioacetamida ni células madre, grupo II recibió tioacetamida y suero fisiológico i.v., grupo III recibió tioacetamida y células madre adiposas 1 x 106/kg i.v. vía vena de la cola. La regeneración hepática histológica se evaluó por el index METAVIR, mientras las Macrophagocytus stellatus, células estrelladas a- SMA+ y células colágeno I+ por inmunohistoquímica; el daño funcional se evaluó por los niveles sanguíneos de los analitos Aspartato Aminotransferasa (AST), Alanina Aminotransferasa (ALT), Fosfatasa Alcalina (ALP), úrea y nitrógeno ureico (BUN) y hemograma. Los resultados muestran atenuación del daño estructural hepático evidenciado por disminución de los nódulos, del grado de lesión histológica en el score Metavir, y disminución de Macrophagocytus stellatus, células a-SMA+ y células colágeno tipo I+; funcionalmente hay reducción moderada de AST, ALT, urea, BUN y disminución moderada de células blancas pero efecto favorable sobre el volumen corpuscular media y la hemoglobina corpuscular media. Ocho semanas después de la infusión hay escasa población de CMAd-h en el hígado. En conclusión la infusión intravenosa de CMAd-h en ratas disminuye el daño funcional y estructural de la fibrosis hepática con escasa persistencia de CMAd-h en el parénquima hepático. A nuestro conocimiento este es el primer trabajo que evalúa el efecto de las CMAd-h en el modelo daño hepático crónico murino y la persistencia de las células trasplantadas.


SUMMARY: In chronic liver disease, orthotopic transplantation is the only current therapeutic alternative but it is limited due to lack of donors. Trials with adult stem cells in acute liver damage show promising results. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of human adipose stem cell (h-ASC) infusion in rats with chronic liver damage. Rats with thioacetamide- induced liver fibrosis were grouped into: group I control that did not receive thioacetamide and h-ASC, group II received thioacetamide and saline i.v., group III received thioacetamide and h-ASC 1 x 106/ kg i.v. via tail vein. Histological liver regeneration was evaluated by METAVIR index, while Macrophagocytus stellatus (Kupffer cells), stellate cells a-SMA+ and collagen I+ cells by immunohistochemistry; functional damage was evaluated by blood levels of the analytes Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Urea and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and hemogram. The results show attenuation of structural liver damage evidenced by decreased nodules, degree of histologic injury on Metavir score, and decreased Macrophagocytus stellatus, a-SMA+ cells and type I+ collagen cells; functionally there is moderate reduction of AST, ALT, urea, BUN and moderate decrease of white cells but favorable effect on mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin. Eight weeks after infusion there is a small population of h-ASC in the liver. In conclusion, intravenous infusion of h-ASC in rats reduces functional and structural damage of hepatic fibrosis with low persistence of h- ASC in the liver parenchyma. To our knowledge this is the first work that evaluates the effect of h-SC in the model of chronic murine liver damage and the persistence of transplanted cells.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Rats , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation/methods , Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental/therapy , Aspartate Aminotransferases/analysis , Immunohistochemistry , Treatment Outcome , Alanine Transaminase/analysis , Disease Models, Animal , Alkaline Phosphatase/analysis , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy/methods , Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental/pathology
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Rev. colomb. cardiol ; 27(4): 294-302, jul.-ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1289228

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Resumen Objetivo: describir el estado del arte del marcapasos biológico y las perspectivas para crear tejido cardíaco de marcapasos utilizando modernas tecnologías genéticas y de ingeniería de tejidos. Métodos: revisión sistemática de la literatura. Resultados: los marcapasos se han convertido en el tratamiento primordial para cierto tipo de arritmias o bloqueos avanzados sintomáticos. Somos testigos de mejoras continuas en la tecnología del dispositivo, con avances en el diseño del cable, el tamaño del generador, la longevidad de la batería y los algoritmos de software que se han traducido en dispositivos más pequeños con funcionalidad mejorada. En la actualidad existen muchos sistemas implantables de cardioestimulación capaces de reemplazar la función de los marcapasos fisiológicos (seno y nódulos aurículo-ventriculares) que incluyen los recientemente desarrollados marcapasos secuenciales y autoprogramables. En la última década la investigación ha confirmado que el marcapasos biológico se puede crear mediante la terapia génica y la terapia celular. Hoy existen dos enfoques para construir marcapasos biológicos: uno es para introducir genes de marcapasos en células madre mesenquimales, y el otro es para inducir células madre pluripotentes en las células del nódulo sinoauricular. Conclusiones: los marcapasos biológicos, actualmente en la etapa preclínica, podrían ser una alternativa a los dispositivos electrónicos para pacientes seleccionados en el futuro.


Abstract Objective: To describe the state of the art of biological pacemakers and the perspectives for creating cardiac pacing tissue using modern genetic and tissue engineering technologies. Methods: A systematic review of the literature. Results: Pacemakers have become the first line treatment for certain types of arrhythmias and advanced symptomatic blocks. We are witnessing continuous improvements in the technology of the device, with advances in the design of the cable, the size of the generator, the longevity of the battery, as well as the software algorithms that have led to smaller devices with improved functions. There are currently many cardiac stimulation implantable systems capable of replacing the function of physiological pacemakers systems (sinus and atrial-ventricular nodes) that include the recently developed sequential and self-programmable pacemakers. In the last ten years or so, studies have confirmed that biological pacemakers can be created using gene therapy and cell therapy. There are currently to main efforts to construct biological pacemakers. One is to introduce pacemaker genes in mesenchymal stem cells, and the other is to introduce pluripotent stem cells in cells of the sinoatrial node. Conclusions: Biological pacemakers, currently in the pre-clinical stage, could be an alternative to the electronic devices for selected patients in the future.


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Humans , Pacemaker, Artificial , Stem Cells , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Genetic Therapy , Tissue Engineering
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Brasília; s.n; 3 jul. 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | PIE, LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1117627

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O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referente ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 10 artigos.


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Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/therapeutic use , BCG Vaccine/therapeutic use , Chloroquine/therapeutic use , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cohort Studies , Azithromycin/therapeutic use , Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight/therapeutic use , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use
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Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr ; 58(1): 50-60, mar. 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1115470

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Resumen Introducción: Este artículo presenta avances de la medicina regenerativa y la ingeniería de tejidos orientados a la regeneración de neuronas, de axones y nervios. Revisamos las técnicas que existen actualmente, las más utilizas o prometedoras, en la búsqueda de avances para regenerar este tipo de tejidos. Objetivo: Con esta revisión queremos describir el conocimiento actual sobre la medicina regenerativa y la ingeniería de tejidos orientados a la reparación de tejidos nerviosos. Metodología: Para desarrollar esta revisión se realizó una búsqueda de artículos entre los años 2007 y el 2018, la búsqueda se restringió a los artículos que incluyeran dentro de sus palabras clave; Ingeniería tisular, Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas, Medicina regenerativa, Regeneración axonal, Regeneración neuronal, Regeneración tisular. Con el fin de seleccionar los artículos más adecuados, se realizó una búsqueda exhaustiva en bases de datos como Springer, Medline Ebsco y Science direct. Conclusiones: Se mencionan técnicas como implantación de injertos, terapia celular y terapia molecular e implantación de andamios 3D para regeneración de neuronas, axones y nervios; a partir de esta revisión pudimos observar que estas técnicas en su mayoría funcionan mejor cuando se combinan, aprovechando las ventajas de cada una para promover la regeneración de los diferentes tejidos nerviosos.


Introduction: This article presents advances in regenerative medicine aimed at the regeneration of nervous and neuronal tissue, focusing on regeneration of neurons, axons and nerve regeneration. We will review the techniques that currently exist, the most used or promising, in the search of advances to regenerate this type of tissues. Objective: With this review we want to describe the current knowledge about regenerative medicine and tissue engineering oriented to nerve tissue repair. Methodology: To carry out this review, a search of articles was carried out between 2007 and 2018, the search was restricted to the articles that they included within their keywords; Tissue Engineering, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Regenerative Medicine, Axonal Regeneration, Neuronal Regeneration, Tissue Regeneration. We will mention about techniques such as implantation. Conclusions: with this review we could observe that most of the mentioned techniques work better when combined, taking advantage of each one to promote a greater regeneration of the different tissues.


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Axons , Neurodegenerative Diseases , Tissue Engineering , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Nerve Tissue , Neurons
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 711-725, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880967

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The combination of the immunotherapy (i.e., the use of monoclonal antibodies) and the conventional chemotherapy increases the long-term survival of patients with lymphoma. However, for patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant lymphoma, a novel treatment approach is urgently needed. Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells were introduced as a treatment for these patients. Based on recent clinical data, approximately 50% of patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell lymphoma achieved complete remission after receiving the CD19 CAR-T cell therapy. Moreover, clinical data revealed that some patients remained in remission for more than two years after the CAR-T cell therapy. Other than the CD19-targeted CAR-T, the novel target antigens, such as CD20, CD22, CD30, and CD37, which were greatly expressed on lymphoma cells, were studied under preclinical and clinical evaluations for use in the treatment of lymphoma. Nonetheless, the CAR-T therapy was usually associated with potentially lethal adverse effects, such as the cytokine release syndrome and the neurotoxicity. Therefore, optimizing the structure of CAR, creating new drugs, and combining CAR-T cell therapy with stem cell transplantation are potential solutions to increase the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the toxicity in patients with lymphoma after the CAR-T cell therapy.


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Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Humans , Immunotherapy, Adoptive , Lymphoma/therapy , Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell , Receptors, Chimeric Antigen
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 786-791, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880947

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Factors associated with complete and durable remissions after anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell immunotherapy for relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (r/r NHL) have not been well characterized. In this study, we found that the different sites of extranodal involvement may affect response, overall survival (OS), and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with r/r NHL treated with anti-CD19 CAR-T cells. In a cohort of 32 treated patients, 12 (37.5%) and 8 (25%) patients exhibited soft tissue lymphoma and bone marrow (BM) infiltrations, respectively, and 13 (41%) patients exhibited infiltration at other sites. The factors that may affect prognosis were identified through multivariable analysis. As an independent risk factor, soft tissue infiltration was the only factor significantly correlated with adverse prognosis (P < 0.05), whereas other factors did not reach statistical significance. Furthermore, the site of extranodal tumor infiltration significantly and negatively affected OS and PFS in patients with r/r NHL treated with anti-CD19 CAR-T cell therapy. PFS and OS in patients with BM involvement were not significantly different from those of patients with lymph node involvement alone. Thus, anti-CD19 CAR-T cell therapy may improve the prognosis of patients with BM infiltration.


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Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Humans , Immunotherapy, Adoptive , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/therapy , Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell , Receptors, Chimeric Antigen
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 811-815, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880944

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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a distinct histological type of B-cell lymphoma with a poor prognosis. Several agents, such as proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs, and inhibitors of B cell lymphoma-2 and Bruton's tyrosine kinase have shown efficacy for relapsed or refractory (r/r) MCL but often have short-term responses. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has emerged as a novel treatment modality for r/r non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, long-term safety and tolerability associated with CAR T-cell therapy are not defined well, especially in MCL. In this report, we described a 70-year-old patient with r/r MCL with 48-month duration of follow-up who achieved long-term remission after CAR T-cell therapy. CAR T-cell-related toxicities were also mild and tolerated well even in this elderly patient. This report suggested that CAR T-cell therapy is a promising treatment modality for patients with MCL, who are generally elderly and have comorbid conditions.


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Adult , Aged , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Humans , Immunotherapy, Adoptive , Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell/therapy , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local , Receptors, Chimeric Antigen
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1189-1196, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827141

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the prognosis prediction value of PET/CT in DLBCL patients treated with CAR-T therapy.@*METHODS@#The effects of PET/CT were retrospectively explored on 13 R/R DLBCL patients who were treated with CAR-T therapy. Parameters reflecting tumor metabolic burden, such as metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were measured before and after CAR-T treatment.@*RESULTS@#Patients with larger baseline MTV or longer sum of longest diameters showed shorter overall survival (OS) time than those with low tumor burden. Patients achieved complete remission (CR), partial remission (PR) and minor remission (MR) determined by response evaluation criteria in lymphoma (RECIL) in 12 weeks showed progression-free survival and OS time superior to those of patients with no remission. In addition, it was found that 2 patients with residual masses classified as PR by contrast-enhanced CT of patients were evaluated as complete metabolic response by PET/CT imaging.@*CONCLUSION@#PET/CT shows a great value in the evaluation of prognosis and response in CAR-T-treated R/R DLBCL patients.


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Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 , Humans , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse , Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography , Positron-Emission Tomography , Prognosis , Receptors, Chimeric Antigen , Retrospective Studies
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-787280

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Cancer remains a leading cause of death, despite multimodal treatment approaches. Even in patients with a healthy immune response, cancer cells can escape the immune system during tumorigenesis. Cancer cells incapacitate the normal cell-mediated immune system by expressing immune modulation ligands such as programmed death (PD) ligand 1, the B7 molecule, or secreting activators of immune modulators. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells were originally designed to target cancer cells. Engineered approaches allow CAR T cells, which possess a simplified yet specific receptor, to be easily activated in limited situations. CAR T cell treatment is a derivative of the antigen-antibody reaction and can be applied to various diseases. In this review, the current successes of CAR T cells in cancer treatment and the therapeutic potential of CAR T cells are discussed.


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Antigen-Antibody Reactions , Carcinogenesis , Cause of Death , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Combined Modality Therapy , Humans , Immune System , Ligands , Receptors, Antigen , T-Lymphocytes , United Nations
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Physis (Rio J.) ; 30(4): e300417, 2020.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1143438

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Resumo A medicina regenerativa encontra-se em fase de desenvolvimento dos ensaios clínicos em terapias celulares (TC), na sua manufatura e na sua adoção gradual dentro dos sistemas de saúde. Entretanto, há uma série de lacunas e contradições na governança e regulamentação na área e o objetivo principal deste artigo é sua discussão dentro das tendências globais, já que esses processos afetam de modo substantivo a saúde coletiva global e encontram-se ainda escassamente resolvidos. O texto foca nos processos prevalentes nos ensaios clínicos com TC em duas lideranças internacionais, o Reino Unido e a União Europeia, utilizando a análise bibliográfica e de conteúdo. O texto conclui com uma discussão das principais vantagens e desvantagens para a saúde coletiva global da transição de um modelo científico de comprovação das novas terapias celulares para, eventualmente, outro baseado na inovação médica ou clínica. O último procede desde a fase pré-clínica com animais à aplicação das novas terapias a grupos pequenos de pacientes e, logo a seguir, a sua inserção no mercado. Muitas vezes, esse modelo se associa a flexibilidades regulatórias, a serem ilustradas no artigo, e especialmente desenhadas para aumentar a rapidez no desenvolvimento e aplicação das terapias.


Abstract Regenerative medicine is at present in a stage of development of clinical trials in cell therapies (CT), their manufacture and gradual adoption by health systems. However, there are several gaps and contradictions in governance and regulation in the area and the main aim of this article is their discussion within global trends, as these processes remain still ill- resolved while substantively affecting collective global health. The text focuses on an analysis of prevailing processes in clinical trials with CT by two leading actors, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, and is based upon bibliographical and content analyses. The article concludes with a discussion of the main advantages and disadvantages for collective global health of the transition from a conventional scientific model to test the new therapies to, eventually, one based on medical or clinical innovation. The latter proceeds from the pre-clinical research phase with animals to clinical trials with small groups of patients and subsequently, to the entrance of cell therapies into the market. Often this model is associated to flexible regulations, to be illustrated in the article, which are specifically designed to diminish time-lags between therapy development and its full application.


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Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic , Regenerative Medicine , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy/standards , Governance/policies , European Union , United Kingdom
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