Judee Grace Nemeno

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Drug repositioning is one of the most rapidly emerging fields of study. This concept is anchored on the principle that diseases have similar damaged or affected signaling pathways. Recently, drugs have been repositioned not only for their alternative therapeutic uses but also for their applications as biomaterials in various fields. However, medical drugs(More)
Autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT) is an effective and safe therapy for repairing articular cartilage defects and requires cell preservation and subculture before transplantation. We compared the effects of cryopreservation and passaging on cell viability, proliferation, and maintenance of the function of chondrocytes and synovium-derived(More)
There is an increasing concern that the term adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ASC) is inappropriately used to refer to the adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF). To evaluate the accuracy and quality of reporting, 116 manuscripts on the application of ASC in humans and animals were examined based on the 2013 published International Federation for Adipose(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of drug repositioning has been gaining attention in the last few years, allowing existing pharmaceutical products to be reevaluated for potential alternative therapeutic applications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of fragmin/protamine microparticles (F/P MPs) on cell aggregates under the concept of drug(More)
Autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT) has been established to contribute cartilage regeneration over the past years; however, many obstacles need to be overcome. Recently, newer ACT technique involves cotransplantation of chondrocytes and biomaterial. Although various proposed intelligent biomaterials exist, many of them remain insufficient and(More)
Drug discovery and development has been garnering an increasing trend of research due to the growing incidence of the diverse types of diseases. Recently, drug repositioning, also known as drug repurposing, has been emerging parallel to cancer and tissue engineering studies. Drug repositioning involves the application of currently approved or even abandoned(More)
Intravital imaging techniques will be a valuable tool to monitor the post-transplantation dynamics of the cells/tissues in regenerative medicine research. Among the conventional live imaging techniques, the cranial window model has various advantages regarding resolution, longevity, and easy manipulability. We describe the use of the cranial window model to(More)
BACKGROUND Before cell or tissue transplantation, cells or tissues have to be maintained for a certain period in vitro using culture medium and methods. Most culture media contain substances such as pH indicators and buffers. It is not known whether some of these substances are safe for subsequent application in the transplantation of cells or tissues into(More)
Although SIGN-R1-mediated complement activation pathway has been shown to enhance the systemic clearance of apoptotic cells, the role of SIGN-R1 in the clearance of radiation-induced apoptotic cells has not been characterized and was investigated in this study. Our data indicated that whole-body γ-irradiation of mice increased caspase-3(+) apoptotic(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal elements that can differentiate into a variety of cell types. MSCs are good sources of therapeutic cells for degenerative diseases. For these reason, many researchers have focused on searching for other sources of MSCs. To obtain MSCs for clinical use requires surgery of the donor that therefore can(More)