Hongchao Wei

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BACKGROUND In vivo imaging of the cells transplanted into the beating heart is very important for the study of the cell's retention, migration. This study was designed to find a new labeling agent to trace and visualize the transplanted cells in vivo. METHOD BMMSCs were incubated with SPIO for 48 h. The labeling efficiency was tested through Prussian blue(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the methods used to diagnose and surgically treat ruptured aneurysm in sinus of Valsalva (RASV). METHODS Thirty-seven hospitalized patients with ruptured aneurysms in the sinus of Valsalva from September 1981 to April 2001, including 21 cases (56.7%) of RASV associated with ventricular septal defects (VSD) and 11 (29.7%) with aortic(More)
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 is a known factor in angiotensin II (Ang II)-mediated cardiac fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI). Hypoxia inducible factor-1 (Hif-1α) was recently demonstrated to involve in the tissue fibrosis and influenced by Ang II. However, whether Hif-1α contributed to the Ang II-mediated cardiac fibrosis after MI, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of skeletal muscle satellite cells implanted into infarcted myocardium on the volume of remnant myocytes. METHODS Thirty-six adult mongrel canines were divided randomly into implantation group and control group. In the implantation group, skeletal muscle satellite cells taken from the gluteus maximus muscles of the dogs were(More)
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