Jianming Tan

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CONTEXT Antibody-based induction therapy plus calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) reduce acute rejection rates in kidney recipients; however, opportunistic infections and toxic CNI effects remain challenging. Reportedly, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have successfully treated graft-vs-host disease. OBJECTIVE To assess autologous MSCs as replacement of antibody(More)
PURPOSE We compared the perioperative and postoperative characteristics of prostate PlasmaKinetic™ enucleation and bipolar transurethral resection for large volume benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial 80 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and a prostate of larger than 70 ml were(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP) and open prostatectomy (OP) have equivalent short-term efficacy for large prostates, but no comparison concerning their long-term results was reported. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the noninferiority of PKEP to OP concerning maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) at 1 yr(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and effects on insulin secretion of umbilical cord (UC) mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) plus autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell (aBM-MNC) stem cell transplantation (SCT) without immunotherapy in established type 1 diabetes (T1D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Between January 2009 and December 2010, 42 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess remarkable self-renewal ability and are able to differentiate into various cell lineages. MSCs can also enhance tissue repair and angiogenesis through a paracrine mechanism. It has been recognized that these cells hold great promise for tissue regeneration and treatment of immune-related diseases. AREAS(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS The use of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) has achieved great outcomes in clinical practice. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous BM-MNC infusion and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT) in type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS This single-center, randomized, open-label, controlled clinical trial with a factorial design(More)
C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) is an important mediator of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cell and organ injury. Here we show that lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with ER stress and elevated CHOP. We postulated that CHOP(-/-) mice would be protected against LPS-induced-AKI. Unexpectedly, while Toll-like(More)
BACKGROUND Islet transplantation represents an ideal therapeutic approach for treatment of type 1 diabetes but islet function and regeneration may be influenced by necrosis or apoptosis induced by oxidative stress and other insults. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the catabolism of heme into biliverdin, releasing free iron and carbon(More)
Pre-transplant sera of 586 renal graft recipients were tested to investigate whether soluble CD30 (sCD30) is a useful predictor of some severe clinical episodes post-transplant. Correlation analysis showed sCD30 level was significantly correlated with acute rejection (AR) (r=0.242, P<0.001), graft loss (r=0.162, P<0.001), and pneumonia (r=-0.147, P<0.001).(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression for immunologically high-risk kidney transplant patients usually involves antithymocyte globulin induction with triple drug maintenance therapy. Alemtuzumab, a humanized anti-CD52 antibody, was expected to be a promising induction therapy agent for kidney transplantation. However, currently no consensus is available about its(More)