Abdik, H. | Avsar Abdik, E. | Hızlı Deniz, A.A. | Taşlı, P.N. | Şahin, Fikrettin
Book Part | 2019 | Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology1144 , pp.133 - 146
In the past decade a number of different stem cell types have entered the clinical applications increasingly as a therapeutic option, due to their tissue maintenance capacity at the site where they localize. Although it was initially thought that conferral of resilience to damaged tissue largely depends on the stem cells themselves through orchestration of signaling among the local epithelial and immune systems at the injury site, recent findings point out that the remarkable regenerative capacity of stem cells is rather due to their nanovesicular products that emerge as the new active players of tissue repair processes. Among these . . . extracellular vesicles exosomes generated particularly by stem cells have been receiving a substantial interest both in the fields of stem cell biology and extracellular vesicles. In this chapter fundamental facts about stem cell biology, biogenesis of extracellular vesicles and exosomes, their structure, and function are summarized. Moreover, properties of both tumor-derived exosomes as well as those derived from stem cells are discussed relatively in-depth in terms of their influence on proximal and distal tissue physiology. Last but not the least, among countless studies in an exploding field, we summarize those that attempt to unravel the complex signaling networks through which stem cell-derived exosomes alter the fate of differentiating stem cells as well as the molecular make-up of exosomes released from differentiating stem cells by conducting thorough proteomic and genomic analyses with the ultimate goal of identifying effector gene products mediating exosomal cues in stem cell biology. © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Ataei, A. | Solovyeva, V.V. | Poorebrahim, M. | Blatt, N.L. | Salafutdinov, I.I. | Şahin, Fikrettin | Rizvanov, A.A.
Article | 2016 | BioNanoScience6 ( 4 ) , pp.392 - 402
Human tooth germ stem cells (hTGSCs) originate from the neural crest and have a great potential to be used in stem cell therapies. Our group has previously shown that Pluronics interact with stem cells and affect their biological function. Pluronics block copolymer (P85), a potential drug delivery agent in the micelle form, which was shown to improve stem cell expansion. However, it is not known how P85 treatment affects the transcription profile of hTGSCs. In the present study, we found substantial changes in the expression of 252 genes in response to P85 treatment by using Illumina microarray. The gene enrichment was carried out u . . .sing database for annotation, visualization, and integrated discovery (DAVID) and the results classified in several biologically meaningful clusters. Using bioinformatics tools, we constructed a global regulatory network of P85-modulated genes associated with stem cell differentiation pathways and multi-drug resistance (MDR) processes. In conclusion, our results were compatible with many of the P85-mediated biological processes and may help us to gain a better molecular understanding of P85 biological function. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York