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Effects of transforming growth factor-beta 1 and ascorbic acid on differentiation of human bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells into smooth muscle cell lineage
Bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into a variety of cell types including smooth muscle cells (SMCs). We have attempted to demonstrate that, following treatment withExpand
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Characteristic changes of periodontal ligament-derived cells during passage.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although periodontal ligament-derived cells are expected to be a useful source of cells for periodontal tissue engineering, the characteristic changes of primary culturedExpand
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Effects of Extracellular Matrix on Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Smooth Muscle Cell Lineage: Utility for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
Background: Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into various types of cell, and the extracellular matrix (ECM) is acknowledged to be important for the regulation ofExpand
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A new strategy for prevention of anastomotic stricture using tacrolimus-eluting biodegradable nanofiber.
OBJECTIVE We developed a novel sustained drug-eluting device using tacrolimus-eluting biodegradable nanofiber to prevent anastomotic stricture and evaluated the effects in a rat abdominal aorticExpand
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Development of novel drug-eluting biodegradable nano-fiber for prevention of postoperative pulmonary venous obstruction.
Pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO) after correction of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) frequently occurs due to intimal-hyperplasia and the required re-operation. We haveExpand
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A diagnostic challenge of seromucinous borderline tumor
Abstract Introduction: Magnetic resonance (MR) relaxometry provides a noninvasive predictive tool to discriminate between benign ovarian endometrioma (OE) and endometriosis-associated ovarian cancerExpand
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Magnetic resonance relaxometry improves the accuracy of conventional MRI in the diagnosis of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer: A case report.
Endometriosis is a precancerous condition for endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC). In the present study, conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR relaxometry were used toExpand