Fattah Sotoodehnejadnematalahi

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This study tested the hypothesis that prolonged severe hypoxia during monocyte to macrophage differentiation results in macrophages with a pattern of gene expression and phenotype distinct from those maturing in normal oxygen levels. Macrophages accumulate in hypoxic and anoxic areas within pathological sites such as tumours, wounds, and arthritic joints,(More)
One of the main members of the large aggregating proteoglycans (PGs) family is versican which is able to bind to hyaluronate. Versican is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan and is a key ingredient of the extracellular matrix.  Due to its widespread expression in the body, versican is involved in cell adhesion, proliferation and migration. Induced expression(More)
Hypoxia is a hallmark of many pathological tissues. Macrophages accumulate in hypoxic sites and up-regulate a range of hypoxia-inducible genes. The matrix proteoglycan versican has been identified as one such gene, but the mechanisms responsible for hypoxic induction are not fully characterised. Here we investigate the up-regulation of versican by hypoxia(More)
Cell therapy of heart diseases is emerging as one of the most promising known treatments in recent years. Transplantation of cardiac stem cells (CSCs) may be one of the best strategies to cure adult or pediatric heart diseases. As these patient-derived stem cells need to be isolated from small heart biopsies, it is important to select the best isolation(More)
Macrophages accumulate in poorly vascularised and hypoxic sites including solid tumours, wounds and sites of infection and inflammation where they can be exposed to low levels of oxygen for long periods. Up to date, different studies have shown that a number of transcription factors are activated by hypoxia which in turn activate a broad array of mitogenic,(More)
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