Andras Dinnyes

Andras Dinnyes
HCEMM · Univ Szeged - BioTalentum Ltd -Hungarian Agricultural and Life Sciences Univ - Sichuan Univ

DVM, PhD, DSc

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November 2019 - present
HCEMM
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  • Group Leader
Description
  • Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived microglia cell models in neurodegenerative diseases
October 2018 - present
University of Szeged
Position
  • Professor (Full)
January 2010 - September 2016
Utrecht University
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (318)
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Stem cell therapy has great potential for replacing beta-cell loss in diabetic patients. However, a key obstacle to cell therapy’s success is to preserve viability and function of the engrafted cells. While several strategies have been developed to improve engrafted beta-cell survival, tools to evaluate the efficacy within the body by imaging are l...
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Most OECD guidelines for chemical risk assessment include tests performed on animals, raising financial, ethical and scientific concerns. Thus, the development of human-based models for toxicity testing is highly encouraged. Here, we propose an in vitro multi-organ strategy to assess the toxicity of chemicals. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (...
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From the first success in cultivation of cells in vitro, it became clear that developing cell and/or tissue specific cultures would open a myriad of new opportunities for medical research. Expertise in various in vitro models has been developing over decades, so nowadays we benefit from highly specific in vitro systems imitating every organ of the...
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A large body of evidence suggests the involvement of the ATP-gated purinergic receptor P2X7 (P2X7R) in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. While it is well-described to be present and functional on microglia cells contributing to inflammatory responses, some reports suggest a neuronal expression of the receptor as well. Here,...
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Background Islet xenotransplantation is a promising concept for beta-cell replacement therapy. Reporter genes for noninvasive monitoring of islet engraftment, graft mass changes, long-term survival, and graft failure support the optimization of transplantation strategies. Near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP) is ideal for fluorescence imaging (F...
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Neurotrophin receptors such as the tropomyosin receptor kinase A receptor (TrkA) and the low-affinity binding p75 neurotrophin receptor p75NTR play a critical role in neuronal survival and their functions are altered in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Changes in the dynamics of receptors on the plasma membrane are essential to receptor function. However,...
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Lysosome (L), a hydrolytic compartment of the endo-lysosomal system (ELS), plays a central role in the metabolic regulation of eukaryotic cells. Furthermore, it has a central role in the cytopathology of several diseases, primarily in lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs). Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II, Hunter disease) is a rare LSD caused by idunor...
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The rising frequency of ART-conceived births is accompanied by the need for an improved understanding of the implications of ART on gametes and embryos. Increasing evidence from mouse models and human epidemiological data suggests that ART procedures may play a role in the pathophysiology of certain imprinting disorders (IDs), including Beckwith-Wi...
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The maternal environment during the periconceptional period influences foetal growth and development, in part, via epigenetic mechanisms moderated by one-carbon metabolic pathways. During embryonic development, one-carbon metabolism is involved in brain development and neural programming. Derangements in one-carbon metabolism increase (i) the short...
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Tagging of endogenous stress response genes can provide valuable in vitro models for chemical safety assessment. Here, we present the generation and application of a fluorescent human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) reporter line for Heme oxygenase-1 (HMOX1), which is considered a sensitive and reliable biomarker for the oxidative stress resp...
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Frontotemporal dementia type 3 (FTD3), caused by a point mutation in the charged multivesicular body protein 2B (CHMP2B), affects mitochondrial ultrastructure and the endolysosomal pathway in neurons. To dissect the astrocyte-specific impact of mutant CHMP2B expression, we generated astrocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and...
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are rising rapidly in all countries world-wide. Environmental maternal factors (e.g., diet, oxidative stress, drugs and many others), maternal illnesses and other stressors can predispose the newborn to develop diseases during different stages of life. The connec...
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In December 2019, a new viral disease emerged and quickly spread all around the world. In March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was classified as a global pandemic and by June 2021, the number of infected people grew to over 170 million. Along with the patients’ mild-to-severe respiratory symptoms, reports on probable central nervous system (CNS) effec...
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Porcine species have been used in preclinical transplantation models for assessing the efficiency and safety of transplants before their application in human trials. Porcine-induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) are traditionally established using four transcription factors (4TF): OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, and C-MYC. However, the inefficiencies in the re...
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Background Several pieces of evidence from in vitro studies showed that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promotes proliferation and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) into neurons. Moreover, the JAK2 pathway was proposed to be associated with mouse NSC proliferation. BDNF could activate the STAT-3 pathway and induce prol...
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Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. The copy number variation (CNV) of genes in the X-chromosome is speculated to play a critical role in ASD. The HECT, UBA and WWE domain containing the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1 ( HUWE1 ) gene is located on the X-chromosome and is associated with neurodevelopment. However...
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Background: Frontotemporal dementia type 3 (FTD3) caused by a point mutation in the charged multivesicular body protein 2B (CHMP2B), affects mitochondrial ultrastructure and function as well as endosomal-lysosomal fusion in neurons. However, there is a critical knowledge gap in understanding how mutations in CHMP2B affect astrocytes. Hence, we inve...
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During normal pregnancy, the placental trophoblast secretes a variety of steroid hormones and participates in the regulation of maternal physiological functions and fetal development. The CYP11A1 gene encodes the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme P450scc, which catalyzes the production of pregnenolone from cholesterol, which is the first step...
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This review provides a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art of drying cells and spermatozoa. The major successes and pitfalls of the most relevant literature are described separately for spermatozoa and cells. Overall, the data published so far indicate that we are closer to success in spermatozoa, whereas the situation is far more complex with...
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Rabbit is commonly used as a medium-sized animal model for several purposes. These include cell and developmental biology, pathological studies, and also preclinical trials for human diseases and drug development. Rabbit pluripotent stem cell lines consisting of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been established w...
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Spinal cord injury results in irreversible tissue damage followed by a very limited recovery of function. In this study we investigated whether transplantation of undifferentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into the injured rat spinal cord is able to induce morphological and functional improvement. hiPSCs were grafted intraspinal...
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We aim to elucidate the role of the purinergic receptor P2X7 in the development and progression of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology in human induced pluripotent stem cell‐derived cellular model. Our model consists of iPSC‐derived mixed neuronal and astrocytic cells, together with human iPSC‐derived microglia‐like cells. Since jointly with amy...
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Introduction Stem cell-derived cardiac myocytes are potential sources for testing cardiocytoprotective molecules against ischemia/reperfusion injury in vitro. Materials and methods Here we performed a systematic analysis of two different induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSC 3.4 and 4.1) and an embryonic stem cell (ESC) line-derived cardiac my...
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Hazard assessment, based on new approach methods (NAM), requires the use of batteries of assays, where individual tests may be contributed by different laboratories. A unified strategy for such collaborative testing is presented. It details all procedures required to allow test information to be usable for integrated hazard assessment, strategic pr...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive cognitive decline associated with global brain damage. Initially, intracellular paired helical filaments composed by hyperphosphorylated tau and extracellular deposits of amyloid-β (Aβ) were postulated as the causing factors of the synaptic dysfu...
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We present a hiPSC-based 3D in vitro system suitable to test neurotoxicity (NT). Human iPSCs-derived 3D neurospheres grown in 96-well plate format were characterized timewise for 6-weeks. Changes in complexity and homogeneity were followed by immunocytochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. Transcriptional activity of major developmental,...
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Regenerative medicine using human or porcine β‐cells or islets has an excellent potential to become a clinically relevant method for the treatment of type‐1 diabetes. High‐resolution imaging of the function and faith of transplanted porcine pancreatic islets and human stem cell–derived beta cells in large animals and patients for testing advanced t...
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The changes in the receptor dynamics such as the surface movement of the receptor molecules on the plasma membrane are essential to receptor function. However, whether the receptor dynamics are affected by disease conditions is unknown. Neurotrophin receptors such as TrkA and p75 NTR play a critical role in neuronal survival and their functions are...
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The Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon is an advanced tool for genetic engineering and a useful model to investigate cut-and-paste DNA transposition in vertebrate cells. Here, we identify novel SB transposase mutants that display efficient and canonical excision but practically unmeasurable genomic re-integration. Based on phylogenetic analyses, we es...
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Despite numerous efforts and studies over the last three decades, Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains a disorder not fully understood and incurable so far. Development of induced pluripotential stem cell (iPSC) technology to obtain terminally differentiated neurons from adult somatic cells revolutionized the study of AD, providing a powerful tool for...
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Mucopolysaccharidosis type I-Hurler (MPS1-H) is the most severe form of inherited metabolic diseases caused by mutations in the IDUA gene. The resulting deficiency of alpha L-iduronidase enzyme leads to a progressive accumulation of glycosaminoglycans in lysosomes which damages multiple organs and highly reduces life expectancy of affected children...
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The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) was first identified in parathyroid glands, and its primary role in controlling systemic calcium homeostasis by the regulation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion has been extensively described in literature. Additionally, the receptor has also been investigated in cells and tissues not directly involved in ca...
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We recently constructed a multicellular spheroid model of pancreatic tumor based on a triple co-culture of cancer cells, fibroblasts and endothelial cells and characterized by the presence of fibronectin, an important component of the tumor extracellular matrix. By combining cancer cells and stromal components, this model recreates in vitro the thr...
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Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II) is a lysosomal storage disorder (LSD), caused by iduronate 2-sulphatase (IDS) enzyme dysfunction. The neuropathology of the disease is not well understood, although the neural symptoms are currently incurable. MPS II-patient derived iPSC lines were established and differentiated to neuronal lineage. The disease phe...
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Background Genomic imprinting, resulting in parent-of-origin specific gene expression, plays a critical role in mammalian development. Here, we apply allele-specific RNA-seq on isogenic B6D2F1 mice to assay imprinted genes in tissues from early embryonic tissues between E3.5 and E7.25 and in pluripotent cell lines to evaluate maintenance of imprint...
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Changes to the spatial organization of specific chromatin domains such as constitutive heterochromatin have been studied extensively in somatic cells. During early embryonic development, drastic epigenetic reprogramming of both the maternal and paternal genomes, followed by chromatin remodeling at the time of embryonic genome activation (EGA), have...
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During early mammalian development transient pools of pluripotent cells emerge that can be immortalised upon stem cell derivation. The pluripotent state, "naïve" or "primed", depends on the embryonic stage and derivation conditions used. Here we analyse the temporal gene expression patterns of mouse, cattle and porcine embryos at stages that harbou...
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The genetic alphabet consists of the four letters: C, A, G, and T in DNA and C,A,G, and U in RNA. Triplets of these four letters jointly encode 20 different amino acids out of which proteins of all organisms are built. This system is universal and is found in all kingdoms of life. However, bases in DNA and RNA can be chemically modified. In DNA, ar...
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Scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. Still, enrolment rates in STEM degrees are low in many European countries and consequently there is a lack of adequately educated workforce in industries. We believe that this can be...