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High-Content Screening in hPSC-Neural Progenitors Identifies Drug Candidates that Inhibit Zika Virus Infection in Fetal-like Organoids and Adult Brain

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Chen, Studer, and colleagues utilize human pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitors to perform a high-content screen for anti-ZIKV drug discovery. Hippeastrine hydrobromide was identified and shown to eliminate ZIKV in infected human neural progenitors, rescue a ZIKV-induced microcephaly phenotype in human forebrain organoids, and suppress virus propagation in adult mice with active ZIKV infection. 12 more words

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Pathogen-Induced TLR4-TRIF Innate Immune Signaling in Hematopoietic Stem Cells Promotes Proliferation but Reduces Competitive Fitness

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Takizawa et al. show that self-renewing hematopoietic cells directly sense gram-negative bacterial infection through Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation, which leads to impaired function via proliferative stress. 33 more words

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Human iPSC Glial Mouse Chimeras Reveal Glial Contributions to Schizophrenia

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Goldman and colleagues use mice chimerized with human patient-derived glial progenitor cells to find out whether glia contribute to childhood-onset schizophrenia. The defects in cell differentiation, myelination, and behavior they see strongly suggest that glial cells do, in fact, have a previously unappreciated role in the pathogenesis of this disease. 12 more words

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ASCL1 Reorganizes Chromatin to Direct Neuronal Fate and Suppress Tumorigenicity of Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Glioblastoma is characterized by a block in cellular differentiation. Park et al. identify a subset of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) that express high levels of the proneural transcription factor ASCL1 and differentiate in response to Notch inhibition, effectively abrogating their stemness properties and tumorigenic potential. 12 more words

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ASCL1 Reorganizes Chromatin to Direct Neuronal Fate and Suppress Tumorigenicity of Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Glioblastoma is characterized by a block in cellular differentiation. Park et al. identify a subset of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) that express high levels of the proneural transcription factor ASCL1 and differentiate in response to Notch inhibition, effectively abrogating their stemness properties and tumorigenic potential. 12 more words

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ASCL1 Reorganizes Chromatin to Direct Neuronal Fate and Suppress Tumorigenicity of Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Glioblastoma is characterized by a block in cellular differentiation. Park et al. identify a subset of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) that express high levels of the proneural transcription factor ASCL1 and differentiate in response to Notch inhibition, effectively abrogating their stemness properties and tumorigenic potential. 12 more words

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ASCL1 Reorganizes Chromatin to Direct Neuronal Fate and Suppress Tumorigenicity of Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Glioblastoma is characterized by a block in cellular differentiation. Park et al. identify a subset of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) that express high levels of the proneural transcription factor ASCL1 and differentiate in response to Notch inhibition, effectively abrogating their stemness properties and tumorigenic potential. 12 more words

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