Hong-Wei Shao

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The human hand is considered to be the terminus of the nervous system. It contains numerous capillary vessels, and it plays an important role in the regulation of the autonomic nervous system. We have used infrared thermography and ultrasound Doppler flowmetry to investigate characteristics of the temperature variation of the hand and the blood flow after(More)
Cell surface receptors play major roles in the mobilization and homing of progenitor cells from the bone marrow to peripheral tissues. CXCR4 is an important receptor that regulates homing of leucocytes and endothelial progenitors in response to the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1). Ionic calcium is also known to regulate chemotaxis of(More)
Substantial effort in recent years has been devoted to analyzing data based large-scale biological networks, which provide valuable insight into the topologies of complex biological networks but are rarely context specific and cannot be used to predict the responses of cell signaling proteins to specific ligands or compounds. In this work, we proposed a(More)
The chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) plays a critical role in mobilizing precursor cells in the bone marrow and is essential for efficient vascular regeneration and repair. We recently reported that calcium augments the expression of chemokine receptor CXCR4 and enhances the angiogenic potential of bone marrow derived cells (BMCs).(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) play a crucial role in regulating cancer progression, yet the molecular determinant that governs the tumor regulatory role of CAF remains unknown. Using a mouse melanoma model in which exogenous melanoma cells were grafted on the skin of two lines of mice where the genetic activation or inactivation of Notch1 signaling(More)
The loss of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) has been identified as a novel epigenetic hallmark for melanoma. One of the known mechanisms underlying the loss of 5hmC is the decrease in expression of ten-eleven translocation family dioxygenase (TET) genes, which encode enzymes that catalyze the generation of 5hmC. Overexpressing TET2 was shown to partially(More)
The ability of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to preserve cancer cells potentially constitutes the adverse effect of MSC-based cell therapy in the context of hematologic malignancy. In an effort to reverse this undesirable feature of MSCs, we manipulated human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UC-MSCs) to express indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme that(More)
—In this study we adopt the porous media model to simulate heat transfer of hand, in which blood perfusion in tissues through micro vessels is considered as fluid infiltration in porous solid body. Temperature response of fingers to a cooling test is simulated by considering parameter variations of ambient temperature, heat convection and tissue porosity.(More)
Homing of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) to the ischemic tissues is a key event in neovascularization and tissue regeneration. In response to ischemic insult, injured tissues secrete several chemo-cytokines, including stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), which triggers mobilization and homing of bone marrow-derived EPC (BMD-EPC). We previously(More)
Adoptive transfer of genetically-modified T cells is a promising approach for treatment of both human malignancies and viral infections. Due to its ability to efficiently infect lymphocytes, the chimeric adenovirus Ad5F35 is potentially useful as an immunotherapeutic for the genetic modification of T cells. In previous studies, it was found that the(More)