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Several studies suggest that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess antitumor properties; however, the exact mechanisms remain unclear. Recently, microvesicles (MVs) are considered as a novel avenue intercellular communication, which may be a mediator in MSCs-related antitumor effect. In the present study, we evaluated whether MVs derived from human(More)
During acute kidney injury (AKI), tubular cell dedifferentiation initiates cell regeneration; hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is involved in modulating cell dedifferentiation. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived microvesicles (MVs) deliver RNA into injured tubular cells and alter their gene expression, thus regenerating these cells. We boldly speculated that(More)
Objective To explore the feasibility of inducing human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSCs) to differentiate into Leydig cells in the interstitial tissue of the rat testis. METHODS HUMSCs were obtained by tissue blocks culture attachment and their purity and multi-lineage differentiation ability were verified by flow cytometry and(More)
Immunoreaction between acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChRab) derived from myasthenia gravis (MG) and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and the action of AChRab on rat brain stem auditory transmission were investigated by immunocytochemistry and brain stem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) in a search for abnormalities indicating central(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide(PACAP) is a new bioactive polypeptide originally isolated from ovine hypothalamus. It is widely distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems, and some non-nervous tissues as well. Mediated by PACAP receptors, it stimulates adenylate cyclase and subsequently increases the cAMP level in target(More)
Androgen deficiency is a physical disorder that not only affects adults but can also jeopardize children's health. Because there are many disadvantages to using traditional androgen replacement therapy, we have herein attempted to explore the use of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of androgen deficiency. We transplanted(More)
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