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PURPOSE As intracellular iodine is released rapidly, increased expression of sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) is required for effective radioiodine treatment of tumor. As Egr1 promoter is activated by ¹³¹I and may promote human NIS (hNIS) expression, hNIS also induces ¹³¹I uptake and activates Egr1, so the existence of a positive feedback effect of(More)
Alcohol consumption has long been associated with a majority of liver diseases and has been found to influence both fetal and adult liver functions. In spite of being one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, currently, there are no effective strategies that can prevent or treat alcoholic liver disease (ALD), due to a lack of(More)
The advent of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology has enabled the modeling of an array of specific human disease phenotypes, aiding in the increasingly important and indispensable understanding of disease progression and pathogenesis. Pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes present a new avenue for drug screening and personalized drug testing(More)
Alcohol consumption has long been a global problem affecting human health, and has been found to influence both fetal and adult liver functions. However, how alcohol affects human liver development and liver progenitor cells remains largely unknown. Here, we used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a model to examine the effects of alcohol, on(More)
Due to the limitations of research using human embryos and the lack of a biological model of human liver development, the roles of the various markers associated with liver stem or progenitor cell potential in humans are largely speculative, and based on studies utilizing animal models and certain patient tissues. Human pluripotent stem cell-based in vitro(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) transplantation is a potential therapeutic approach for Parkinson's disease. However, the key problems the therapy is facing are the efficiency of differentiation into dopaminergic (DA) neurons and the low survival of the transplanted DA neurons. In the present study, mouse ESC were effectively differentiated into DA neurons by(More)
While in vitro liver tissue engineering has been increasingly studied during the last several years, presently engineered liver tissues lack the bile duct system. The lack of bile drainage not only hinders essential digestive functions of the liver, but also leads to accumulation of bile that is toxic to hepatocytes and known to cause liver cirrhosis.(More)
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