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Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of bone and patients often develop pulmonary metastases. In order to investigate the pathogenesis of human osteosarcoma, there is a great need to develop a clinically relevant animal model. Here we report the development of an osteosarcoma animal model using three related human osteosarcoma lines, the(More)
Marrow mesenchymal stem cells are pluripotent progenitors that can differentiate into bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat cells. Wnt signaling has been implicated in regulating osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Here, we analyzed the gene expression profile of mesenchymal stem cells that were stimulated with Wnt3A. Among the 220 genes whose(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) belong to the TGF-beta superfamily and play an important role in development and in many cellular processes. We have found that BMP-2, BMP-6, and BMP-9 induce the most potent osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Expression profiling analysis has revealed that the Inhibitors of DNA binding/differentiation(More)
Osteoblast lineage-specific differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is a well regulated but poorly understood process. Both bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and Wnt signaling are implicated in regulating osteoblast differentiation and bone formation. Here we analyzed the expression profiles of mesenchymal stem cells stimulated with Wnt3A and osteogenic(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate the levels, dispersion patterns, seasonal variation, and sources of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (16 EPA-PAHs) in the Hun River of Liaoning Province, China. Samples of surface water were collected from upstream to downstream locations, and also from the main tributaries of the Hun River in dry(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are bone marrow stromal cells that can differentiate into multiple lineages. We previously demonstrated that BMP9 is one of the most potent BMPs to induce osteogenic differentiation of MSCs. BMP9 is one of the least studied BMPs. Whereas ALK1, ALK5, and/or endoglin have recently been reported as potential BMP9 type I receptors(More)
Pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are bone marrow stromal progenitor cells that can differentiate into osteogenic, chondrogenic, adipogenic, and myogenic lineages. Several signaling pathways have been shown to regulate the lineage commitment and terminal differentiation of MSCs. Here, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of the 14 types of bone(More)
An improved simple, rapid and sensitive method for detecting grass carp reovirus (GCRV) based on RT-PCR was developed by combining an advanced RNA extraction technique and targeting segment 10 as a template. The results indicate that highly efficient RT-PCR amplification of GCRV genome segments can be obtained using column-extracted RNA as a template, which(More)
Despite the rapid advance in the understanding of molecular pathways underlying human colorectal tumorigenesis, the causes that initiate dysregulation of the pathways remain largely unknown. Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been implicated as a potential etiopathogenetic agent. To further investigate whether CMV participates in human colorectal(More)
AIMS Early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) diagnosis is generally poor due to the lack of convenient and noninvasive tools. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and the long non-coding RNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) are non-coding RNAs, that have attracted increased attention for their use as NSCLC tumor diagnostic markers. MAIN(More)