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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) senescence is an age-related process that impairs the capacity for tissue repair and compromises the clinical use of autologous MSCs for tissue regeneration. Here, we describe the effects of SIRT1, a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, on age-related MSCs senescence. Knockdown of SIRT1 in young MSCs induced cellular senescence and(More)
Visual prosthesis is a potential way to restore partial vision for the patients with degenerative retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Optic nerve stimulation with penetrating microelectrode array has been suggested as a possible method for visual prosthesis. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a heterogeneous, pre-invasive lesion associated with an increased risk for future invasive ductal carcinoma. However, accurate risk stratification for development of invasive disease and appropriate treatment decisions remain clinical challenges. DNA methylation alterations are early events in the progression of cancer and(More)
AIMS Activation of cardiac fibroblasts into myofibroblasts constitutes a key step in cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI), due to interstitial fibrosis. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to improve post-MI remodeling an effect that is enhanced by hypoxia preconditioning (HPC). Leptin has been shown to promote cardiac fibrosis. The(More)
Autophagy is the basic catabolic progress involved in cell degradation of unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components. It has been proven that autophagy could be utilized for cell survival under stresses. Hypoxic-preconditioning (HPC) could reduce apoptosis induced by ischemia and hypoxia/serum deprivation (H/SD) in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem(More)
Clinical trials have successfully shown that a visual prosthesis can elicit visual perception (phosphenes) in the visual field. Psychophysical studies based on simulated prosthetic vision offer an effective means to evaluate and refine prosthetic vision. We designed three experiments to examine the effect of phosphene luminance, flicker rate, and(More)
Cell-derived microparticles participate in intercellular communication similar to the classical messenger systems of small and macro-molecules that bind to specialized membrane receptors. Microparticles have been implicated in the regulation of a variety of complex physiopathologic processes, such as thrombosis, the control of innate and adaptive immunity,(More)
This paper deals with the study of Holocene geomorphic evolution of rivers around Songshan Mountain in relation to human frequentation in Prehistoric periods. The investigations were performed by means of an integration of GIS data processing; field surveys and particle size analysis. In 8000–3000 aBP; in the Songshan Mountain Region, large-scale river(More)
The images of the β-actin bands in Fig 1C are erroneously reversed. In addition, the β-actin images in Fig 1C were mistakenly copied into Fig 1D. Please see the revised Fig 1 here, with corrected panels C and D, as well as correspondingly corrected panels B and E. The authors confirm that these errors do not change the conclusions of the paper and have(More)
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