Lujun Bing

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AIMS To investigate whether Oct4, Sox2 and Nanog, three core regulatory factors maintaining pluripotency and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells (ESCs), are coexpressed in human gliomas, and whether their expression might be linked to carcinogenesis and the formation of cancer stem cells (CSCs). METHODS AND RESULTS Forty cases of human glioma were(More)
Aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is a common event in human tumor progression. Wnt signaling has also been implicated in maintaining a variety of adult and embryonic stem cells by imposing a restraint to differentiation. To understand the function and mechanism of Wnt/β-catenin signaling on the pathogenesis of teratocarcinoma, we(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and its related mechanisms were investigated to assess the potential for this factor to exert neuroprotective effects against spinal cord injury in mice. Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) was injected into mice spinal cord hemisection models. Locomotor activity was assessed by(More)
Bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are an attractive donor graft source because of the potential of self-renewal and multi-direction differentiation. However, it is a great challenge to induce BMSCs to specifically differentiate to dopamine (DA) neurons for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Because the striatum is the target tissue for the projection(More)
Several major vascular tissues, such as the aorta-gonad-mesonephros region (AGM), yolk sac, and fetal liver have been confirmed to possess hematopoietic function. Recently, the placenta has been demonstrated as another hematopoietic organ. However, it is not conclusive whether the placenta possesses hematopoietic ability. Therefore, we undertook a series of(More)
We previously reported that bone morphogenetic protein 4/drosophila mothers against decapentaplegic protein (BMP4/Smad) signalling pathway initiated primordial follicle growth and prevented oocyte apoptosis via up-regulation of Sohlh2 and receptor for kit ligand (c-kit). The mechanism underlying this process was not fully elucidated. In the present study,(More)
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