Pengyu Huang

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The generation of functional hepatocytes independent of donor liver organs is of great therapeutic interest with regard to regenerative medicine and possible cures for liver disease. Induced hepatic differentiation has been achieved previously using embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells. Particularly, hepatocytes generated from a patient's(More)
The generation of large numbers of functional human hepatocytes for cell-based approaches to liver disease is an important and unmet goal. Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts to hepatic lineages could offer a solution to this problem but so far has only been achieved with mouse cells. Here, we generated human induced hepatocytes (hiHeps) from fibroblasts by(More)
Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases comprise a family of protein-serine/threonine kinases, which are highly conserved in protein structures from unicellular eukaryotic organisms to multicellular organisms, including mammals. These kinases, including ERKs, JNKs and p38s, are regulated by a phosphorelay cascade, with a prototype of three protein kinases(More)
Echogenic bubble formulations have wide applications in both disease diagnosis and therapy. In the current study, nanobubbles were prepared and the contrast agent function was evaluated in order to study the nanosized bubble's property for ultrasonic imaging. Coumarin-6 as a model drug was loaded into nanobubbles to investigate the drug delivery potential(More)
Targeted integration of transgenes can be achieved by strategies based on homologous recombination (HR), microhomology-mediated end joining (MMEJ) or non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The more generally used HR is inefficient for achieving gene integration in animal embryos and tissues, because it occurs only during cell division, although MMEJ and NHEJ(More)
Precisely targeted genome editing is highly desired for clinical applications. However, the widely used homology-directed repair (HDR)-based genome editing strategies remain inefficient for certain in vivo applications. We here demonstrate a microhomology-mediated end-joining (MMEJ)-based strategy for precisely targeted gene integration in transfected(More)
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a life-threatening illness. The extracorporeal cell-based bioartificial liver (BAL) system could bridge liver transplantation and facilitate liver regeneration for ALF patients by providing metabolic detoxification and synthetic functions. Previous BAL systems, based on hepatoma cells and non-human hepatocytes, achieved limited(More)
Active target localization is one of the study emphases in wireless sensor network (WSN). When time difference of arrival (TDOA) and frequency difference of arrival (FDOA) measurements are used to target localization, the measurements are nonlinearly related to the target location parameters. By the analysis of TDOA and FDOA linearized equations, when there(More)
Target localization is one of the basic functions of wireless sensor networks. In the target localization algorithms, the problem of how many sensors are needed and how they are deployed is what we are concerned about in this paper. The authors of (K.C. Ho et al., 2007) present the mathematical expression of Cramer-Rao lower bound for the localization(More)