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Inhibition of ROCK signaling pathway accelerates enteric neural crest cell-based therapy after transplantation in a rat hypoganglionic model

Zhao Y, Ge X, Yu H, Kuil LE, Alves MM, Tian D, Huang Q, Chen X, Hofstra RMW, Gao Y (2020) Inhibition of ROCK signaling pathway accelerates enteric neural crest cell-based therapy after transplantation in a rat hypoganglionic model. Neurogastroenterol Motil 32(9):e13895. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13895

Objective: To test the hypothesis that modulation of extracellular factors during transplantation could promote enteric neural crest cells (ENCCs) proliferation and migration, leading to increased transplantation efficiency.

Summary: Since the RhoA/ROCK pathway is highly involved in cytoskeletal dynamics and neurite growth, this study explored the effect of inhibition of this pathway to improve the success of ENCCs transplantation. inhibition of ROCK increased viable cell number, differentiation, and migration of ENCCs in vitro. Moreover, transplantation of labeled ENCCs into the hypoganglionic model showed enhanced distribution of grafted ENCCs, upon treatment with ROCK inhibitor.

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