Lourdes Adriana Gomez

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Cell-based therapies for global cerebral ischemia represent promising approaches for neuronal damage prevention and tissue repair promotion. We examined the potential of marrow-isolated adult multilineage-inducible (MIAMI) cells, a homogeneous subpopulation of immature human mesenchymal stromal cell, injected into the hippocampus to prevent neuronal damage(More)
BACKGROUND RT-qPCR analysis is a widely used method for the analysis of mRNA expression throughout the field of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) research. Comparison between MSC studies, both in vitro and in vivo, are challenging due to the varied methods of RT-qPCR data normalization and analysis. Therefore, this study focuses on putative housekeeping genes(More)
Due to the limitations of neural stem cells to repair neuronal damage in the human brain, alternative approaches of repair using autologous adult stem cells have been examined for direct cell-replacement, or paracrine mediated neuroprotective effects. Human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hMSCs) are a heterogeneous adult stem cell population with diverse(More)
Vascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Vascular repair, essential for tissue maintenance, is critically reduced during vascular disease and aging. Efficient vascular repair requires functional adult stem cells unimpaired by aging or mutation. One protein candidate for reducing stem cell?mediated vascular repair is progerin, an(More)
A light and electronmicroscopic immunocytochemical study of the glial cells in the brainstem and spinal cord of the 18th day rat embryo was performed using an anti-S-100 protein antiserum. Only the radial glia and the free immature glial cells are S-100 immunoreactive. Neurons are devoid of S-100 immunoreactivity. The radial glia form two paramedial plates(More)
Embryo and adult rat spinal cord sections immunostained for S-100 protein, vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), or phosphorylated 160 kDa neurofilament protein (NF), were used to study glial participation in nerve tissue assembly. Radial glial fibers (RGF) expressed vimentin since E12. In the peripheral ventral zone, RGF formed cephalocaudal(More)
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