Cynthia Luz Marcelo

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The mechanisms causing the impaired regenerative response to injury observed in skeletal muscle of old animals are unknown. Satellite cells, stem cell descendants within adult skeletal muscle, are the primary source of regenerating muscle fibers. Apoptosis may be a mechanism responsible for the depletion of satellite cells in old animals. This work tested(More)
A population of neonatal mouse keratinocytes (epidermal basal cells) was obtained by gentle, short-term trypsin separation of the epidermal and dermal skin compartments and discontinuous Ficoll gradient purification of the resulting epidermal cells. Over 4--6 wk of culture growth at 32--33 degrees C, the primary cultures formed a complete monolayer that(More)
In order to more clarify the delayed wound healing in diabetes mellitus, we cultured the human epidermal keratinocytes in both 6 mM (control group) and 12 mM glucose (high-glucose group) of "complete" MCDB 153 medium. Hyperglycaemia slowed the rate of their proliferation and inhibited their DNA synthesis and the production of total proteins. By 1 month(More)
PURPOSE We sought to develop full-thickness ex vivo produced human conjunctiva and oral mucosa equivalents using a serum-free culture system without a feeder layer and to compare conjunctiva and oral mucosa equivalents to assess their suitability as graft materials for eyelid reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human conjunctival and oral mucosal(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute wound failure is a common complication following surgical procedures and trauma. Laparotomy wound failure leads to abdominal dehiscence and incisional hernia formation. Delayed recovery of wound-breaking strength is one mechanism for laparotomy wound failure. Early fascial wounds are relatively acellular, and there is a delay in the(More)
BACKGROUND Primary keratinocytes derived from epidermis, oral mucosa, and urothelium are used in construction of cell based wound healing devices and in regenerative medicine. This study presents in vitro technology that rapidly expands keratinocytes in culture by growing monolayers under large volumes of serum-free, essential fatty acid free, low calcium(More)
Our laboratory had developed a methodology to expand epithelial cells in culture by growing keratinocyte monolayers, under large volumes of medium that produces large numbers of keratinocytes that leave the monolayer and move into suspension. The cells have been defined as epithelial Pop Up Keratinocytes or ePUKs cells and appear to be highly suitable for(More)
The retention rate of the spin label 3-isothiocyanto methyl-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl oxyl spin label (proxyl) attached to the porcine N-acetyl-NPY peptide and the porcine N-acetyl-D-Trp32-NPY peptide at Lys4 was investigated using SK-N-MC neuroblastoma cell membranes containing the Y1 receptor. The release rate of the spin labeled peptides was(More)
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