Diana L. Clarke

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New neurons are continuously added in specific regions of the adult mammalian central nervous system. These neurons are derived from multipotent stem cells whose identity has been enigmatic. In this work, we present evidence that ependymal cells are neural stem cells. Ependymal cells give rise to a rapidly proliferating cell type that generates neurons that(More)
How the immune system senses aeroallergens and triggers an aberrant inflammation is poorly understood. Dectin-2 is a house dust mite (HDM)-sensing pattern recognition receptor. In a 3-week mouse model of repeated intranasal HDM challenge, anti-Dectin-2 potently attenuated the characteristic allergic inflammation and airway hyper-responsiveness.(More)
Current laboratory methods used to passage adherent human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are labor intensive, result in reduced cell viability and are incompatible with larger scale production necessary for many clinical applications. To meet the current demand for hPSCs, we have developed a new non-enzymatic passaging method using sodium citrate. Sodium(More)
The absence of efficient and directed methods for the differentiation of adult pancreatic progenitor cell populations to pancreatic islet cells has raised doubts concerning the regeneration potential inherent in the adult pancreas. Relatively low levels of islet cell differentiation have been reported using adult pancreatic cells in vivo and in vitro. In(More)
To identify a viable cell source with potential neuroprotective effects, we studied amnion-derived multipotent progenitor (AMP) cells in a rat model of penetrating ballistic-like brain injury (PBBI). AMP cells were labeled with fluorescent dye PKH26 and injected in rats immediately following right hemispheric PBBI or sham PBBI surgery by ipsilateral i.c.v.(More)
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) present an unprecedented opportunity to advance human health by offering an alternative and renewable cell resource for cellular therapeutics and regenerative medicine. The present demand for high quality hPSCs for use in both research and clinical studies underscores the need to develop technologies that will simplify(More)
Previous studies from our laboratory indicated that in contrast to cells cultured under still conditions, LLC-PK cells cultured under conditions of continuous rocking exhibit pH-modulated ammonia production and also manifest lower levels of lactate dehydrogenase activity. In the present studies, we assessed whether other metabolic features and parameters of(More)
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