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The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) conditioned medium (CM(MSC)) on apoptosis of cultured mouse primary hepatocytes after in vivo carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury. The acute liver injury was induced by injecting CCl4 intraperitoneally in C57/BL6 mice. Hepatocytes were isolated by liver(More)
OBJECTIVE On the basis of the recently recognized potential of bone marrow (BM) cells to give rise to hepatocytes, we investigated the possibility that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-mobilized BM cells could home to the injured liver and promote tissue repair. We also examined the origin of cells (endogenous or BM) reconstituting liver after(More)
For end-stage liver disease, liver transplantation provides the only definite cure; however, many patients die while in the waiting list for donation. Various stem cell populations have been described to contribute to liver regeneration and there is accumulating evidence for the participation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in this process. We here(More)
Induction of antiviral innate immune responses depends on a family of innate immune receptors, the Toll-like receptors (TLR). TLR mediate the antiviral immune responses by recognizing virus infection, activating signaling pathways and inducing the production of antiviral cytokines and chemokines. ssRNA and dsRNA viruses can be recognized by TLR7/8 and TLR3,(More)
The safety and efficacy of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) mobilization was investigated in adult splenectomized (SPL) and non-SPL patients with thalassemia major, in two clinical trials, using different mobilization modes: granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-alone, G-CSF following pretreatment with hydroxyurea (HU), plerixafor-alone.(More)
OBJECTIVE Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a low-grade lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma characterized by production of monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM). The present study was undertaken with the aim of developing a novel nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficient (NOD/SCID) mouse model of WM. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pairs of bone particles derived(More)
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