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This study is aimed at investigating the potentials of ex vivo expansion and pluri-differentiation of cryopreservation of adult human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) into chondrocytes, adipocytes and neurocytes. Cryopreserved hMSCs were resuscitated and cultured for 15 passages, and then induced into chondrocytes, adipocytes and neurocytes with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Human mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSPC) ar pluripotent, being the precursors for marrow stroma, bone, cartilage, muscle and connective tissues. Although the presence of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) in umbilical cord blood (UCB) is well known, that of MSPC has been not fully evaluated. DESIGN AND METHODS In(More)
Mechanical stimuli can improve bone function by promoting the proliferation and differentiation of bone cells and osteoblasts. As precursors of osteoblasts, human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are sensitive to mechanical stimuli. In recent years, fluid shear stress (FSS) has been widely used as a method of mechanical stimulation in bone tissue engineering(More)
UNLABELLED This study was supported by grants of New Ideas Capability for Backbone Teachers in Universities of Heilongjiang and of Scientific Research foundation in Qiqihar Medical College. BACKGROUND/AIMS Ulcer recurrence and poor healing may be critically important to the development of serious gastrointestinal complications in patients with long-term(More)
Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are promising candidates for cell therapy and tissue engineering. The life span of hMSCs during in vitro culture is limited. Human telomerase catalytic subunit (hTERT) gene transduction can prolong the life span of hMSCs and maintain their potential of osteogenic differentiation. We established a line of(More)
Fluid shear stress (FSS) is an important biomechanical factor regulating the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and is therefore widely used in bone tissue engineering. However, the mechanotransduction of FSS in hMSCs remains largely unknown. As β1 integrins are considered to be important mechanoreceptors in other cells, we(More)
In mammals, hair cells may be damaged or lost due to genetic mutation, infectious disease, chemical ototoxicity, noise and other factors, causing permanent sensorineural deafness. Regeneration of hair cells is a basic pre-requisite for recovery of hearing in deaf animals. The inner ear stem cells in the organ of Corti and vestibular utricle are the most(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) can be used for xenogenic transplantation due to their low immunogenicity, high proliferation rate, and multi-differentiation potentials. Therefore, hMSCs are an ideal seeding source for tissue engineering. The present study evaluates the reconstruction effects of hMSCs and osteoblast-like cells differentiated from hMSCs(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells are primary multipotent cells capable of differentiating into several cell types including adipocytes when cultured under defined in vitro conditions. In the present study we investigated the role of cAMP signaling and its downstream effectors, protein kinase A (PKA) and exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) in(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotential and are detected in bone marrow (BM), adipose tissue, placenta, and umbilical cord blood (UCB). In this study, we examined the ability of UCB-derived MSCs (UCB-MSCs) to support ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) from UCB and the engraftment of expanded HSPCs in NOD/SCID(More)