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Human placenta has emerged as a valuable source of transplantable cells of mesenchymal and hematopoietic origin for multiple cytotherapeutic purposes, including enhanced engraftment of hematopoietic stem cells, modulation of inflammation, bone repair, and cancer. Placenta-derived adherent cells (PDACs) are mesenchymal-like stem cells isolated from(More)
Raf-1, a protein serine-threonine kinase, plays a critical role in mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MKK/MEK)- mitogen-activated protein kinase (extracellular signal-regulated kinase) (MAPK/ERK) pathways. We show here that systemically delivered novel cationic cardiolipin liposomes (NeoPhectin-AT) containing a small interfering RNA (siRNA) against(More)
UNLABELLED Human placenta-derived adherent (PDA001) cells are mesenchymal-like stem cells isolated from postpartum placenta. In this study, we tested whether intravenously infused PDA001 improves neurological functional recovery after stroke in rats. In addition, potential mechanisms underlying the PDA001-induced neuroprotective effect were investigated.(More)
BACKGROUND SN-38, 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin, is a biologically active metabolite of irinotecan. Its poor solubility restricted its development as an anticancer agent. We have developed an easy-to-use liposome-entrapped SN-38 (LE-SN38) and evaluated its toxicology, pharmacokinetics and antitumor efficacy profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS Toxicity and(More)
BACKGROUND Human Placenta-Derived Adherent Cells (PDAC®) are a novel mesenchymal-like cell population derived from normal human placental tissue. PDA-001 is a clinical formulation of PDAC® developed for intravenous administration. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of PDA-001 treatment in a rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion(More)
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