Doorgesh Sharma Jokhun

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AIM The aim of this study was to differentiate human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into odontoblastic lineage in an optimized culture milieu. METHODOLOGY In Phase 1, hESCs were differentiated into mesenchymal stem cells (H9-MSCs). In Phase 2, H9-MSCs were then differentiated into odontoblast-like cells (H9-Odont) under the stimulation of FGF-8 and BMP-4.(More)
  • Fahad Karim Kidwai, Hua Liu, +8 authors Tong Cao
  • The Journal of investigative dermatology
  • 2013
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs)-derived keratinocytes hold great clinical and research potential. However, the current techniques are hampered by the use of xenogenic components that limits their clinical application. Here we demonstrated an efficient differentiation of H9 hESCs (H9-hESCs) into keratinocytes (H9-Kert) with the minimum use of(More)
Cells in physiology integrate local soluble and mechanical signals to regulate genomic programs. Whereas the individual roles of these signals are well studied, the cellular responses to the combined chemical and physical signals are less explored. Here, we investigated the cross-talk between cellular geometry and TNFα signaling. We stabilized NIH 3T3(More)
Studies of genomic instability have historically focused on intrinsic mechanisms rather than extrinsic mechanisms based on the tumor microenvironment (TME). TGF-β is the most abundantly secreted cytokine in the TME where it imparts various aggressive characteristics including invasive migration, drug resistance and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition(More)
The collective activity of several molecular motors and other active processes generate large forces for directional motion within the cell, which is vital for a multitude of cellular functions such as migration, division, contraction, transport, and positioning of various organelles. These processes also generate a background of fluctuating forces, which(More)
BACKGROUND The innate immune response (IMR) is critical for the oral mucosa due to their continuous exposure to various oral pathogens. Keratinocytes play important role in IMR. Therefore, to date, keratinocytes from different sources have been used as in vitro research model for the study of IMR. However, current keratinocyte research models are hampered(More)
In-vivo, cells are frequently exposed to multiple mechanical stimuli arising from the extracellular microenvironment, with deep impact on many biological functions. On the other hand, current methods for mechanobiology do not allow to easily replicate in-vitro the complex spatio-temporal behavior of such mechanical signals. Here, we introduce a new platform(More)
Although skin grafting is one of the most advanced cell therapy technique, wide application of skin substitutes is hampered by the difficulty in securing sufficient amount of epidermal substitute. Additionally, in understanding the progression of skin aging and disease, and in screening the cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, there is lack of a(More)
Forces generated by the cytoskeleton can be transmitted to the nucleus and chromatin via physical links on the nuclear envelope and the lamin meshwork. Although the role of these active forces in modulating prestressed nuclear morphology has been well studied, the effect on nuclear and chromatin dynamics remains to be explored. To understand the regulation(More)
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