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Aptamers, single stranded DNA or RNA molecules, generated by a method called SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) have been widely used in various biomedical applications. The newly developed Cell-SELEX (cell based-SELEX) targeting whole living cells has raised great expectations for cancer biology, -therapy and regenerative(More)
Adult mesenchymal stem cells (aMSCs) are a stem cell population present in bone marrow, which can be isolated and expanded in culture and characterized. Due to the lack of specific surface markers, it is difficult to separate the MSCs from bone marrow directly. Here, we present a novel method using high-specific nucleic acids called aptamers. Porcine MSCs(More)
As ATP-gated ion channels, P2X4 receptors (P2X4R) of microglial cells play a crucial role in central nervous system (CNS) inflammation. In this study, we used rat microglial cell cultures to examine P2X4R expression in response to stimulation by combination of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) receptors.(More)
To improve cell seeding efficiency and cytocompatibility, we designed a new coating material for scaffolds. We used aptamers, highly specific cell binding nucleic acids generated by combinatorial chemistry with an in vitro selection called systematic evolution of exponential enrichment (SELEX). In this study, we functionalized Ti-alloy surfaces to enhance(More)
Aptamers have been introduced to analytical applications, target validation, and drug discovery processes and, recently, applied directly as therapeutic agents. Aptamers can be generated by a method called SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment). This is quite remarkable for such a young technology, which is only created in the(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant gliomas are highly-vascularised tumours. Neoangiogenesis is a crucial factor in the malignant behaviour of tumour and prognosis of patients. Several mechanisms are suspected to lead to neoangiogenesis, one of them is the recruitment of multipotent progenitor cells towards the tumour. Factors such as Vascular endothelial growth factor-A(More)
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) profiles were generated from U87 glioma cells and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC). 37 metabolites representing glycolysis intermediates, TCA cycle metabolites, amino acids and lipids were selected for a detailed analysis. The concentrations of these metabolites were compared and Pearson correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE Functioning pituitary macroadenoma and giant adenoma have large growth volumes and endocrinological abnormalities, requiring proper medical intervention. In this retrospective study, microneurosurgery and subsequent gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is assessed for efficacy and safety for the treatment of functioning pituitary macroadenoma and giant(More)
Wnt signalling pathways regulate proliferation, motility and survival in a variety of human cell types. Dickkopf 1 (DKK1) gene codes for a secreted Wnt inhibitory factor. It functions as tumour suppressor gene in breast cancer and as a pro-apoptotic factor in glioma cells. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate whether the different expression of DKK1 in(More)
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