Nadia Naeem

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Cancer is a life threatening disorder effecting 11 million people worldwide annually. Among various types of cancers, Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a higher rate of mortality and is the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths around the world. Many chemotherapeutic drugs have been used for the treatment of HCC with many side effects. These drugs(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show accelerated regeneration potential when these cells experience hypoxic stress. This “preconditioning” has shown promising results with respect to cardio-protection as it stimulates endogenous mechanisms resulting in multiple cellular responses. The current study was carried out to analyze the effect of hypoxia on the(More)
Small molecules, growth factors, and cytokines have been used to induce differentiation of stem cells into different lineages. Similarly, demethylating agents can trigger differentiation in adult stem cells. Here, we investigated the in vitro differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into cardiomyocytes by a demethylating agent,(More)
Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to enhance the improvement in kidney function following injury. However, the poor survival and grafting of the stem cells to the site of injury has restricted their therapeutic efficacy. Accelerated regeneration potential of MSCs has been observed when they were exposed to hypoxic stress or(More)
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