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    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been shown to improve heart function after myocardial infarction, but the exact mechanisms are not completely understood. Studies have shown that stem cells are able to transfer mitochondria through cytosol extensions to change the abilities and programming of surrounding cells. The purpose of this study was to determine whether mitochondrial transfer takes place between MSCs and cardiac H9c2 cells, and the effect of hypoxic conditions on this process. Mouse bone marrow MSC were cultured in Mesencult + 10% mouse supplement (Stem Cell Technologies) + 10% FBS and H9c2 cells were cultured in DMEM + 10% FBS. MSC mitochondria were stained using MitoTracker Red CMX Ros (Invitrogen), while H9C2 cells were stained using CellTracker Green CMFDA (Invitrogen) according to the manufacturer's instructions. Following staining, the cells were co-cultured for 24 hours in Fluorobrite DMEM (Gibco) + 10% FBS in 4-well glass culture slides. After washing with PBS and mounting with ProLong Live Antifade Reagent (Invitrogen), cells were observed using an Olympus BH2 fluorescent microscope. Our results showed close interactions between MSC and H9c2 cells with mitochondria in long filamentous extensions that made contact with H9c2. There was some evidence that mitochondria were transferred from MSC to H9c2 cells. Experiments are underway to determine whether mitochondria transfer from H9c2 cells to MSC, and the effect of hypoxia. These results continue to suggest that mitochondrial transfer may be one mechanism used by MSC to improve heart function after myocardial infarction. © FASEB.


    Miranda Kortenhoeven, Robert Boomsma. Mitochondrial Transfer Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Cardiac H9c2 Cells. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2022 May;36 Suppl 1

    PMID: 35553819

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