Cheng-Hao Liao

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In our previous study, we found that cartilage fragments from osteoarthritic knee promoted chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells. In this study, we further transformed the cartilage tissues into acellular cartilage matrix (ACM) and explored the feasibility of using ACM as a biological scaffold. Nonworn parts of cartilage tissues were obtained during(More)
Fossilized organic remains are important sources of information because they provide a unique form of biological and evolutionary information, and have the long-term potential for genomic explorations. Here we report evidence of protein preservation in a terrestrial vertebrate found inside the vascular canals of a rib of a 195-million-year-old(More)
There is an increasing realization that the failure of adoptive therapy with cytotoxic T lymphocytes in the autologous setting, at least in part, results from the lack of help from antigen-specific CD4+ T cells. To incorporate these cells into this treatment strategy, it is not known whether currently used ex vivo culture conditions are adequate for(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is thought to participate significantly in guiding the differentiation process of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In this study, we hypothesized that cartilage fragments from osteoarthritic knee could promote chondrogenesis of MSCs. Nonworn parts of cartilage tissues were obtained during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery.(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), found at the site of most tumors, has been recognized as one of the mechanisms involved in tumor immunological escape. To evaluate its impact on adoptive immunotherapy against cancer, we examined the susceptibility of tumor-specific T cells to TGF-beta in the setting of these T cells being prepared for adoptive(More)
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