Qiong-li Zhai

State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics of China, Ch’ang-sha-shih, Hunan, China

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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of ex vivo expansion on the migration ability and the CXCR4 expression of umbilical cord blood (CB) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC). CD(34)(+) cells isolated from fresh CB samples were cultured in a serum-free and stroma-free culture system. On day 7, 10 and 14, CD(34)(+) cells were re-selected from the expanded cells, and the expression of CXCR4 and the transmigration ability of these CD(34)(+) cells were evaluated respectively and compared with those of the precultured fresh CD(34)(+) cells. (1) SDF-1 induced a higher migration percentage of fresh or expanded CB CD(34)(+) cells than that of uninduced ones. (2) Both of the uninduced and SDF-1-induced migrations were slightly reduced in the first week and then much more reduced in the second week expansion (P < 0.05). (3) The number of the CD(34)(+)CXCR4(+) cells were significantly increased during the culture period, but there was a downtrend of CXCR4 expression on CD(34)(+) subset; the expression levels on day 10 and 14 were lower than that on day 0. The expanded HSPC would sustain the chemotactic activity during one-week-culture, but with further extended culture time their intrinsic homing potential would be partly impaired.
    Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi 03/2004; 25(3):163-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects of platelet factor 4 (PF4) on the adherence, and the expressions of adherent molecules CD(49d) and CXCR4 and the receptor of SDF-1 of fresh and expanded cord blood CD(34)(+) cells. CD(34)(+) cells were isolated from cord blood using MACS immune magnetic beads. The adherent ability was assayed by using crystal violet staining and the expression of adherent molecule CD(49d) and CXCR4 by FACS. (1) PF4 could increase the adherent ability of the fresh cord blood CD(34)(+) cells, the effect being positively correlated with the dose of PF4. (2) SDF-1 at concentration of 100 ng/ml increased the adherent ability of the fresh cord blood CD(34)(+) cells. (3) The spontaneous and the SDF-1 induced adherent ability of the cord blood CD(34)(+) cells began to decrease after being cultured for 10 days without PF4, while in the presence of PF4 at 100 ng/ml, the ability of the cord blood CD(34)(+) cell adhering to the stroma layer still remained at higher level. At day 14, the adherent ability was (262.04 +/- 64.81)% and (64.35 +/- 8.29)% in PF4 group and control group, respectively, if it was defined as 100% at day 0. SDF-1 at concentration of 100 ng/ml induced adherent ability was (138.31 +/- 32.39)% and (67.66 +/- 12.44)% in PF4 group and control group, respectively. (4) The expression of CD(49d) and CXCR4 increased 13.02% and 17.33%, respectively, when incubated with PF4. PF4 could increase the adherent ability and promote the expression of CD(49d) and CXCR4 of the cord blood CD(34)(+) cells, suggesting that PF4 promote the circulating stem cells homing to the marrow in the process of stem cells transplantation.
    Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi 09/2003; 24(9):467-9.
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of ex vivo expansion on the adhesion activities and chemotactic function of umbilical cord blood (UCB) hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). CD34(+) cells isolated from fresh UCB samples were cultured in serum-free and stroma-free culture system. After 7, 10 and 14 days' culture, CD34(+) cells were re-selected from the expanded products. Stromal cell- derived factor-1 (SDF-1) 100 ng/ml was added into the experimental CD34(+) cells and the absorbance at 570 nm of all groups was examined. 20 micro g/ml fibronectin (Fn) was added and the spontaneous adhesion between CD34(+) and FN was detected by MTT method. The homing-related functions including expression of homing-related adhesion molecules (CAM), adhesion activity and chemotactic function of the re-selected CD34(+) cells were evaluated and compared with those of the initial fresh CD34(+) cells. (1) The expression of CD49d, CD44, CD11a and CD49e on expanded CD34(+) cells increased or sustained the same levels as those of the fresh isolated UCB CD34(+) cells, while the expression of CD62L, CD54 and CD31 on expanded CD34(+) cells declined during the culture. (2) The spontaneous adhesion between CD34(+) and FN and SDF-1-induced adhesion continuously increased in the course of the first 10-day culture. The spontaneous adhesion rate and SDF-1-induced adhesion rate on day 0, day 7 and day 10 were 28% and 63%, 60% and 70%, 63% and 90% respectively. (3) The migration efficiency of re-selected CD34(+) cells on day 7 was almost the same compared to that of fresh CD34(+) cells. The expanded HSPCs sustain most of the homing-related characteristics and activities during one-week culture while extended culture may partly impair their intrinsic homing potential.
    Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 08/2003; 83(14):1262-5.
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of ex vivo expansion on the adhesion activities of umbilical cord blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC). Fresh UCB CD(34)(+) cells were cultured in a serum and stroma-free culture system. At day 7, day 10 and day 14, CD(34)(+) cells were re-selected from the expanded products. The expression of adhesion molecules (CAMs) such as VLA-4, VLA-5, LFA-1, ICAM-1, HCAM, L-selectin and PECAM-1, and the adhesion activity of the expanded CD(34)(+) cells were evaluated and compared with those of precultured fresh CD(34)(+) cells. (1) The CD(34)(+) cells expressing homing-related CAMs were increased (from 15-fold increase for CD(34)(+) CD(54)(+) subset to 72-fold increase for CD(34)(+) CD(49e)(+) subset at day 14). (2) The expressions of CD(49d), CD(44), CD(11a) and CD(49e) on the expanded CD(34)(+) cells were increased or sustained the same levels as those on fresh UCB CD(34)(+) cells, while the expression of CD(62L), CD(54) and CD(31) on expanded CD(34)(+) cells declined with the cultivating. (3) Spontaneous adhesion and SDF-1-induced adhesion tended to be increased in the course of the first 10 day's culture. The culture system used in this study could substantially support the expansion of HSPCs expressing the above CAMs, and the expanded HSPCs would sustain their intrinsic adhesion potentials.
    Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi 03/2003; 24(2):64-7.
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the expression of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) among VLA-4 (CD49 d), VLA-5 (CD49e), LFA-1 (CD11a), L-selectin (CD62L), and PECAM-1 (CD31) which are more related to the homing of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) on the ex vivo expanded CD34+ subset with that of fresh isolated AC133+ cells. AC133+ cells selected from fresh cord blood (CB) samples were cultured in QBSF-60 serum-free media in the presence of Flt-3 ligand + SCF + TPO (FST), with initial addition of IL-3 for up to 2 week. Expansion potential and the expression of above CAMs were evaluated at day 0, day 7, day 10 and day 14. (1) Simultaneously numerical expansion of various HSPC was constantly observed during the culture, and the fold expansion of AC133+ cells and CD34+ cells on day 14 were 33.50 and 64.56 respectively; (2) The number of CD34+ subsets expressing the above adhesions were all increased at different degrees (from 20 fold to 160 fold). (3) The expressions of CD11a, CD49d, and CD49e on ex vivo expanded CD34+ cells were increased as compared to their baseline levels, but the percentage of CD62L+ and CD31+ subpopulations in CD34+ cells were decreased. Our short-term culture system can not merely support the simultaneous expansion of CB derived AC133+ cells, but the expanded hematopoietic progenitors may well sustained the expression of homing-related adhesion molecules.
    Zhongguo yi xue ke xue yuan xue bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae 03/2002; 24(1):7-10.