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Stem cells are self-renewing cells that can differentiate into specialized cell type(s). Pluripotent stem cells, i.e. embryonic stem cells (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) differentiate into cells of all three embryonic lineages. Multipotent stem cells, like hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), can develop into multiple specialized cells in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the in vivo efficacy in a murine pulmonary infection model of panobacumab (KBPA101), a human IgM monoclonal antibody directed against the O-polysaccharide moiety of Pseudomonas aeruginosa serotype O11, and to describe the anti-inflammatory effects in the lung as a consequence of the treatment. METHODS We established an(More)
Murine very small embryonic-like (VSEL) cells, defined by the Lin(-)Sca-1(+)CD45(-) phenotype and small size, were described as pluripotent cells and proposed to be the most primitive hematopoietic precursors in adult bone marrow. Although their isolation and potential application rely entirely on flow cytometry, the immunophenotype of VSELs has not been(More)
Blood vessel formation is a fundamental process for the development of organism and tissue regeneration. Of importance, angiogenesis occurring during postnatal development is usually connected with inflammation. Here, we review how molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying inflammatory reactions regulate angiogenesis. Inflamed tissues are characterized(More)
C57BL/6 is the most often used laboratory mouse strain. However, sometimes it is beneficial to cross the transgenic mice on the C57BL/6 background to the other strain, such as FVB. Although this is a common strategy, the influence of crossing these different strains on homeostatic expression of cytokines is not known. Here we have investigated the(More)
Subcutaneous injection of the tumor cell suspension is a simple and commonly used tool for studying tumor development in vivo. However, subcutaneous models poorly resemble tumor complexity due to the fast growth not reflecting the natural course. Here, we describe an application of the new spheroid-plug model to combine the simplicity of subcutaneous(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive soft tissue cancer characterized by disturbed myogenic differentiation. Here we report a role for the oxidative stress response factor HO-1 in progression of RMS. We found that HO-1 was elevated and its effector target miR-206 decreased in RMS cell lines and clinical primary tumors of the more aggressive alveolar(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is stress-inducible, cytoprotective enzyme degrading heme to carbon monoxide (CO), biliverdin and Fe2+. We showed that HO-1 knock-out mice (HO-1-/-) have a twofold higher level of granulocytes than wild type (WT) mice, despite decreased concentration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the blood and reduced surface(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is stress-inducible, cytoprotective enzyme degrading heme to carbon monoxide (CO), biliverdin and Fe2+. We showed that HO-1 knock-out mice (HO-1-/-) have a twofold higher level of granulocytes than wild type (WT) mice, despite decreased concentration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the blood and reduced surface(More)
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