Astgik Petrosyan

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Injection of amniotic fluid stem cells ameliorates the acute phase of acute tubular necrosis in animals by promoting proliferation of injured tubular cells and decreasing apoptosis, but whether these stem cells could be of benefit in CKD is unknown. Here, we used a mouse model of Alport syndrome, Col4a5(-/-) mice, to determine whether amniotic fluid stem(More)
Over the past years, extracellular matrix (ECM) obtained from whole organ decellularization has been investigated as a platform for organ engineering. The ECM is composed of fibrous and nonfibrous molecules providing structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells. Multiple decellularization techniques, including ours, have been optimized to(More)
Amniotic fluid is in continuity with multiple developing organ systems, including the kidney. Committed, but still stem-like cells from these organs may thus appear in amniotic fluid. We report having established for the first time a stem-like cell population derived from human amniotic fluid and possessing characteristics of podocyte precursors. Using a(More)
Mature nephrons originate from a small population of uninduced nephrogenic progenitor cells (NPs) within the cap mesenchyme. These cells are characterized by the coexpression of SIX2 and CITED1. Many studies on mouse models as well as on human pluripotent stem cells have advanced our knowledge of NPs, but very little is known about this population in(More)
BACKGROUND Extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, obtained through detergent-based decellularization of native kidneys, represent the most promising platform for investigations aiming at manufacturing kidneys for transplant purposes. We previously showed that decellularization of the human kidney yields renal ECM scaffolds (hrECMs) that maintain their basic(More)
The outcome of tissue engineered organ transplants depends on the capacity of the biomaterial to promote a pro-healing response once implanted in vivo. Multiple studies, including ours, have demonstrated the possibility of using the extracellular matrix (ECM) of animal organs as platform for tissue engineering and more recently, discarded human organs have(More)
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