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Stem Cells Dev. 2017 Jul 1;26(13):948-963. doi: 10.1089/scd.2016.0326. Epub 2017 May 24.

Uremic Toxins Affect the Imbalance of Redox State and Overexpression of Prolyl Hydroxylase 2 in Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Involved in Wound Healing.

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1 Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, University of Tsukuba , Tsukuba, Japan .
2 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology , Takasaki, Japan .
3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Tsukuba , Tsukuba, Japan .
4 Department of Breast-Thyroid-Endocrine Surgery, University of Tsukuba , Tsukuba, Japan .


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) results in a delay in wound healing because of its complications such as uremia, anemia, and fluid overload. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered to be a candidate for wound healing because of the ability to recruit many types of cells. However, it is still unclear whether the CKD-adipose tissue-derived MSCs (CKD-AT-MSCs) have the same function in wound healing as healthy donor-derived normal AT-MSCs (nAT-MSCs). In this study, we found that uremic toxins induced elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) expression in nAT-MSCs, resulting in the reduced expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) under hypoxic conditions. Consistent with the uremic-treated AT-MSCs, there was a definite imbalance of redox state and high expression of ROS in CKD-AT-MSCs isolated from early-stage CKD patients. In addition, a transplantation study clearly revealed that nAT-MSCs promoted the recruitment of inflammatory cells and recovery from ischemia in the mouse flap model, whereas CKD-AT-MSCs had defective functions and the wound healing process was delayed. Of note, the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain 2 (PHD2) is selectively increased in CKD-AT-MSCs and its inhibition can restore the expression of HIF-1α and the wound healing function of CKD-AT-MSCs. These results indicate that more studies about the functions of MSCs from CKD patients are required before they can be applied in the clinical setting.



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