Mirco Galié

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that stem cells contribute to the restoration of tissue vascularization and organ function. The objective of this study was to assess the presence of adipose-derived adult stem cells left in their natural scaffold in the purified lipoaspirate and to assess the clinical effectiveness of lipoaspirate transplantation in the(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising therapeutic approach for neurological autoimmune diseases; previous studies have shown that treatment with bone marrow-derived MSCs induces immune modulation and reduces disease severity in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis. Here we show that intravenous(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow (BM) and sub-cutaneous fat are known to differentiate into neural cells under appropriate stimuli. We describe here the neural-like differentiation of human MSCs obtained from spleen and thymus, induced either with chemical factors or with co-culture with human Schwann cells (Sc). Under the effect of neural(More)
Adult mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue (A-MSC) have the capacity to differentiate in vitro into mesenchymal as well as endodermal and ectodermal cell lineages. We investigated the neuronal differentiation potential of human A-MSC with a protocol which included sphere formation and sequential culture in brain-derived neurotrophic factor(More)
It has recently been shown that adipose tissue is an abundant and easily accessible source of stromal progenitor cells (ADSCs, adipose-derived stromal cells), resembling the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from adult bone marrow. However, the identification of these two lineages is still controversial and even the stem cell nature of ADSCs is(More)
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an advanced approach to in vivo assessment of tumor vascularity and is being increasingly adopted in clinical oncology. It is based on 1- to 10 microm-sized gas microbubbles, which can cross the capillary beds of the lungs and are effective echo enhancers. It is known that high cell density, high transendothelial fluid(More)
This study compares the incidence of local and regional recurrence of breast cancer between two contiguous time windows in a homogeneous population of 137 patients who underwent fat tissue transplant after modified radical mastectomy. Median follow-up time was 7.6 years and the follow-up period was divided into two contiguous time windows, the first(More)
Dietary effects on tumor biology can be exploited to unravel cancer vulnerabilities. Here, we present surprising evidence for anti-proliferative action of high-calorie-diet (HCD) feeding on KRAS-driven lung tumors. Tumors of mice that commenced HCD feeding before tumor onset displayed defective unfolded protein response (UPR) and unresolved endoplasmic(More)
The neuron loss characteristic of hippocampal sclerosis in temporal lobe epilepsy patients is thought to be the result of excitotoxic, rather than ischemic, injury. In this study, we assessed changes in vascular structure, gene expression, and the time course of neuronal degeneration in the cerebral cortex during the acute period after onset of(More)
PURPOSE To compare T1- or T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) as tools for in vivo mapping of different tissue components in spontaneous tumors of transgenic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human-like mammary adenocarcinomas from FVB/neuT transgenic mice were analyzed by T2-weighted and T1-weighted MRI at 4.7 Tesla and US and(More)