TITLE

Generation of a human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell line expressing and secreting high levels of bioactive α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone

AUTHOR(S)
Zhong, Yuesi; Xu, Jianliang; Deng, Meihai; Liu, Bo; Zhang, Fucheng; Yuan, Yuzhe; Yang, Xuhui; Xu, Ruiyun
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Biochemistry;Apr2013, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p371
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) functions as a mediator of inflammation and immunity; however, the short half-life and high dose needed limit the comprehensive clinical application of α-MSH. The aim of this study was to generate human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that express and secrete high levels of bioactive α-MSH. MSCs were obtained from a normal donor and assessed for proliferation, surface markers, and adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation. A lentivirus-encoding α-MSH was constructed. MSCs were infected with this lentivirus-encoding α-MSH and assessed for stability and the expression and secretion of bioactive α-MSH. The cumulative MSC expansion rates pre- and post-lentivirus infection were not significantly different (P > 0.05). The MSCs remained stable after infection with the lentivirus-encoding α-MSH. The concentration of α-MSH in the supernatants of MSCs infected with the lentivirus-encoding α-MSH was 17.55 ng/ml (P < 0.001), and a melanin assay indicated that bioactive α-MSH was secreted from MSCs infected with the lentivirus-encoding α-MSH, with an optical absorbance at OD405 of 0.886 (P < 0.001). These results suggested that MSCs were promising cell carriers for the expression and secretion of high levels of bioactive α-MSH.
ACCESSION #
86428351

 

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