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The concept of reprogramming of somatic cells has opened a new era in regenerative medicine. Transduction of defined factors has successfully achieved pluripotency. However, during the generation process of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, genetic manipulation of certain factors may cause tumorigenicity, which limits further application. We report that(More)
Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF; filgrastim) shortens the time to neutrophil recovery after intensive chemotherapy, but its role in the treatment of adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is uncertain. We randomly assigned 198 adults with untreated ALL (median age, 35 years; range, 16 to 83) to receive either placebo(More)
This study was aimed at evaluating whether cryopreserved teeth can be used for future transplantation by examining the viability and differentiation capability of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells and measuring the hardness of dental hard tissue. Fifty-four teeth were divided into two groups, control and frozen teeth. A MTT assay and a TUNEL assay were(More)
PURPOSE To identify epigenetic molecular makers in plasma for the early detection of colorectal cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We retrospectively analyzed the methylation status of 10 genes in fresh-frozen tissues and corresponding plasma samples from 243 patients with stage I and II sporadic colorectal cancer, 276 healthy individuals, and plasma from 64(More)
The goal of this phase II multicenter clinical trial was to evaluate a new intensive chemotherapy program for adults with untreated acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and to examine prospectively the impact of clinical and biologic characteristics on the outcome. One hundred ninety-seven eligible and evaluable patients (16 to 80 years of age; median, 32(More)
The beneficial effects of stem cells in clinical applications to date have been modest, and studies have reported that poor engraftment might be an important reason. As a strategy to overcome such a hurdle, we developed the spheroid three dimensional (3D) bullet as a delivery method for human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs)(More)
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2) are manufactured and used worldwide in large quantities. However, phytotoxicity research on nano-TiO2 has yielded confusing results, ranging from strong toxicity to positive effects. Therefore, in this research, the effects of nano-TiO2 on the germination and root elongation of seed and seedlings were studied.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether autologous embryonic stem cells can be established without generating clone embryos. DESIGN Prospective model study. SETTING Gamete and stem cell biotechnology laboratory in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. ANIMAL(S) F1 hybrid B6D2F1 mice. INTERVENTION(S) Preantral follicles were cultured, and oocytes matured in(More)
Compost has been widely used in order to promote vegetation growth in post-harvested and burned soils. The effects on soil microorganisms were scarcely known, so we performed the microbial analyses in a wildfire area of the Taebaek Mountains, Korea, during field surveys from May to September 2007. Using culture-dependent and -independent methods, we found(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of known risk factors for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and their association with the actual occurrence of CIN in patients undergoing intravenous contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who underwent CECT in 2008 were identified in the electronic medical records of 16(More)