Volume 2.01 | Jan 11

Dermal Cell News 2.00 January 11, 2015
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Insulin-Producing Pancreatic Cells Created from Human Skin Cells
Scientists have successfully converted human skin cells into fully-functional pancreatic cells. They used pharmaceutical and genetic molecules to reprogram skin cells into endoderm progenitor cells—early developmental cells that have already been designated to mature into one of a number of different types of organs. [Press release from Gladstone Institutes discussing online publication in Nature Communications]
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Knockout of Angiotensin AT2 Receptors Accelerates Healing but Impairs Quality
Researchers investigated effects of genetically disrupting angiotensin type 1 receptors on rate and quality of wound healing. [Aging (Albany NY)] Full Article

Visualization of Newly Synthesized Collagen In Vitro and In Vivo
Scientists developed a universal strategy to detect and localize newly deposited collagen based on its inherent association with dermatan sulfate. [Sci Rep] Full Article

ABCG2 Deficiency in Skin Impairs Re-Epithelialization in Cutaneous Wound Healing
To investigate the role of ABCG2 in cutaneous wound healing, full-thickness skin wounds were created in ABCG2 knockout and wild-type mice. The healing process was analyzed and revealed that ABCG2 deficiency in skin results in delays in wound closure and impairments in re-epithelialization. [Exp Dermatol] Abstract

Extensive Hair Shaft Growth after Mouse Whisker Follicle Isolation, Cryopreservation and Transplantation in Nude Mice
Researchers demonstrated that cryopreserved mouse whisker hair follicles maintain their hair growth potential. DMSO better cryopreserved mouse whisker follicles compared to glycerol. Cryopreserved hair follicles also maintained the hair follicle-associated-pluripotent stem cells, evidenced by P75NTR expression. [PLoS One] Full Article | Press Release


Pro-Proliferative Function of Mitochondrial Sirtuin Deacetylase SIRT3 in Human Melanoma
Researchers determined the role and functional significance of the mitochondrial sirtuin SIRT3 in melanoma. They found that compared to normal primary and immortalized human melanocytes, SIRT3 is significantly overexpressed in multiple human melanoma cells at mRNA and protein levels. [J Invest Dermatol] Abstract | Full Article

MicroRNA-10b Is a Prognostic Biomarker for Melanoma
The authors analyzed 377 microRNAs in 79 primary melanomas and 32 metastases using a split sample discovery strategy. [Mod Pathol] Abstract

Both HDAC5 and HDAC6 Are Required for the Proliferation and Metastasis of Melanoma Cells
Investigators used overexpression and knocking down lentivirus to clarify the influence of histone deacetylase (HDAC)5 and HDAC6 in melanoma development. They demonstrated both HDAC5 and HDAC6 were required for melanoma cell proliferation and metastasis through different signaling pathways. [J Transl Med] Full Article

Linearly Patterned Programmed Cell Necrosis Induced by Chronic Hypoxia Plays a Role in Melanoma Angiogenesis
Investigators demonstrated that orderly cell death provided spatial structure for early angiogenesis in the hypoxic, high-interstitial fluid pressure tumor microenvironment and the participation of linearly patterned programmed cell necrosis in nascent melanoma angiogenesis. [J Cancer] Full Article

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Canonical Wnt Signaling in Systemic Sclerosis
The authors summarize current research on the canonical Wnt signaling pathway in systemic sclerosis and discuss translational implications and potential limitations of prolonged Wnt inhibition. [Lab Invest] Full Article

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$2.2 Million Federal Grant Funds Study of Diabetes Drug in Wound Healing
Timothy Koh, professor of kinesiology and nutrition, will use a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a translational study of the diabetes drug glyburide for wound healing in humans, beginning this summer. [University of Illinois] Press Release

SolaranRx Signs Research Agreement with the National Cancer Institute to Advance Metastatic Melanoma Theranostic
SolaranRx announced that it has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. SolaranRx and the NCI will work together to advance SolaranRx’s Precision Theranostic Platform™ that employs radiopharmaceutical therapies and companion imaging agents for metastatic melanoma. [SolaranRx] Press Release

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NEW Postdoctoral Fellow – Skin Cancer (German Cancer Research Center)

NEW Postdoctoral Fellow – Stem Cell Biology/Genome Engineering (Amgen)

Postdoctoral Position – Wound Healing and Cell Migration (University of California, Davis)

Professor – Dermato-oncology (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn)

Postdoctoral Scholarship – Cancer Biology (Lund University)

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Tumor Immunology and Cancer Metabolism (Yale University)

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Postdoctoral Position – Regenerative Medicine (University of Copenhagen)

Postdoctoral Position – Epigenetics of Genome Maintenance (National Cancer Institute)

Research Fellow – Dermatology (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

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