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The presence within bone marrow of a population of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) able to differentiate into a number of different mesenchymal tissues, including bone and cartilage, was first suggested by Friedenstein nearly 40 years ago. Since then MSCs have been demonstrated in a variety of fetal and adult tissues, including bone marrow, fetal blood and(More)
OBJECTIVE Tofacitinib, which is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, has shown clinical effects in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. JAKs are important kinases in lymphocyte differentiation; however, their function in dendritic cells (DCs) is unknown. In this study, the function of JAKs in DCs was investigated with tofacitinib. METHODS The effects of(More)
OBJECTIVES Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease with features of both over-production of specific autoantibodies and organ-specific disorders, mainly sialadenitis and dacryoadenitis. However, little is known about the factors that contribute to lymphocytic infiltration of SS. METHODS Minor salivary gland (MSG) tissue was obtained from 83(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been used recently for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in murine animal models due to the immunoregulatory capacity. Current utilization of MSC requires cells in certain quantity with multiple courses of administration, leading to limitation in clinical usage. Here we efficiently treated collagen-induced arthritis rats(More)
Video-based face recognition has been one of the hot topics in the field of pattern recognition in the last few decades. In this paper, incorporating Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Locality Preserving Projections (LPP), we propose a novel semi-supervised face recognition algorithm for video, which can discover more space-time semantic information hidden(More)
This paper focuses on the specific problem of multiview learning where samples have the same feature set but different probability distributions, e.g., different viewpoints or different modalities. Since samples lying in different distributions cannot be compared directly, this paper aims to learn a latent subspace shared by multiple views assuming that the(More)