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A method for isolating adult human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) was established, and the ability of human MSCs to differentiate into cells with characteristics of cardiomyocytes in vitro was investigated. Selected MSC surface antigens were analyzed by flow cytometry. The MSCs at Passage 2 were treated with 5-azacytidine to investigate their(More)
BACKGROUND DNA-methyltransferase-3B (DNMT3B), which plays a role in DNA methylation, is usually aberrant expression involved in carcinogenesis. Polymorphisms of the DNMT3B gene may influence DNMT3B activity on DNA methylation in several cancers, thereby modulating the susceptibility to cancer. METHODS DNMT3B -579G>T genotypes and -149C>T were determined(More)
A novel tumor cell line, denominated F6, was established from mutated human embryonic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which were induced by the GM-CSF and IL-4 in vitro. The characteristics of the F6 cell line, such as surface antigens, cell cycle, growth curve, gene expression, morphology, cytogenetics and tumor model were analyzed. The F6 cells(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have generated a great deal of interest in clinical application because of their potential use in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. However, the therapeutic application of MSCs still remain limited unless the favorable effect of MSCs for tumor growth in vivo and the long-term safety of the clinical applications of(More)
Plumbum (Pb) is a heavy metal toxin that causes many pathophysiological effects in various systems of the human body. It has previously been reported that excessive lead trioxide causes hematopoietic system toxicity. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), as cells with self-renewal and multipotent differentiation potential, play a supportive role in hematopoietic(More)
To investigate the association of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in DNA methyltransferase 3B (DNMT3B) gene and the risk of gastric cancer (GC), we detected -149C>T and -579G>T in the promoter region of the DNMT3B gene by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR–RFLP) and DNA sequencing analysis. The DNMT3B genotype was(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can be isolated from umbilical cords and induced to differentiate into multiple cell types in vitro, represent an ideal source for cell and gene therapy. MSCs are typically expanded in culture prior to their therapeutic application. However, similar to other types of stem cell, MSCs undergo senescence following a certain(More)
The design of appropriate composite materials with unique surface structures is an important strategy to achieve ideal chemical gas sensing. In this paper, efficient and selective detection of formaldehyde vapor has been realized by a gas sensor based on porous GaxIn2-xO3 nanofibers assembled by small building blocks. By tuning the Ga/In atomic ratios in(More)
An immortalized mouse fetal liver stromal cell line, named KM3, has demonstrated the potential to support the growth and maintenance of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). In this study, the characteristics of KM3 cells were examined following cryopreservation at -70°C and in liquid nitrogen for 15, 30 and 60 days following treatment with 10 μg/ml mitomycin(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or MSC-like cells have now been isolated from various sites, including different types of tumor tissues. Whether MSCs or MSC-like cells in different tumor tissues possess differentiated biological characteristics remains unclear, and the correlation between MSCs or MSC-like cells and tumors has been a controversial topic. In(More)