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BACKGROUND AIMS We have isolated human neuronal stem cells from exfoliated third molars (wisdom teeth) using a simple and efficient method. The cultured neuronal stem cells (designated tNSC) expressed embryonic and adult stem cell markers, markers for chemotatic factor and its corresponding ligand, as well as neuron proteins. The tNSC expressed genes of(More)
INTRODUCTION Numbers of CD34+ cell and total nucleated cell (TNC) and cord blood volume are commonly used as indicators for haematopoietic potential of umbilical cord blood (UCB) units. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between donor-related factors and the quality indicators of UCB. METHODS Obstetric and neonatal clinical(More)
Using the maximum-likelihood method with the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm of PYPOP, high-resolution human leukocyte antigen (HLA) three-locus haplotypes (HLA-A, -B, and -C; HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1) and four-locus haplotypes (HLA-A, -B, -C, and -DRB1) were determined. Linkage disequilibrium of high-resolution HLA-B and -C alleles and HLA-DRB1 and(More)
Human adipose-derived stem cells (huADSC) were generated from fat tissue of a 65-year-old male donor. Flow cytometry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analyses indicated that the huADSC express neural cell proteins (MAP2, GFAP, nestin and β-III tubulin), neurotrophic growth factors (BDNF and GDNF), and the chemotactic factor CXCR4(More)
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, -B, and -DRB1 alleles were typed in 46,915 healthy Taiwanese volunteers recruited for Tzu Chi Taiwan Marrow Donor Registry (TCTMDR). The volunteers were separated into Taiwanese and Taiwanese aborigines. In this study, a total of 51 A, 121 B, and 53 DRB1 alleles were found in the Taiwanese group, and 17 A, 32 B, and 23 DRB1(More)
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