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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disorder in which lymphocytic infiltration mediated mainly by pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we examined the effect of combined exercise training on the levels of IFN-γ, IL-4 and IL-17 in the plasma and the supernatant of peripheral blood lymphocytes in women with multiple(More)
Regenerative and immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) might be applied for type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) treatment. Thus, we proposed in vitro assessment of adipose tissue-derived MSCs (AT-MSCs) immunomodulation on autoimmune response along with beta cell protection in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic C57BL/6 mice model.(More)
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have enormous potential as a source of cells for cell replacement therapies and as a model for early human development. In this study we examined the differentiating potential of hESCs into hepatocytes in two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) culture systems. Embryoid bodies (EBs) were inserted into a collagen scaffold 3D(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are considered one promising new approach to generate a transplantable cell source for the treatment of liver diseases. Because traditional methods, such as the initial formation of embryoid body in the presence of serum result in all three germ layer derivatives, strategies have been utilized that favor cell-specific(More)
Due to their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory competence, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as a suitable candidate for treatment of autoimmune diseases. Earlier studies have shown that treatment with bone marrow-derived MSCs may modulate immune responses and reduce disease severity in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE),(More)
Curcumin, the main compound of spice turmeric, is one of the natural products that has been shown to possess effective anti-cancer properties. However, the absorption efficacy of curcumin is too low to make dramatic results in therapy. Therefore, we based the main aim of this study on improving the bioavailability of curcumin taking advantage of dendrosome(More)
Tissue engineering of implantable cellular constructs is an emerging cellular therapy for hepatic disease. In this study, we tested the ability of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofiber scaffold to support and maintain hepatic differentiation of human cord blood-derived unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs) in vitro. USSCs, self-renewing pluripotent(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are used for cell-based therapies because of their immunomodulatory properties. The immunomodulatory properties of adipogenic (AD) and osteogenic (OS) differentiated adipose tissue-derived MSCs (AD-MSCs) isolated from BALB/c, C57BL/6, and DBA mice were compared. Splenocytes proliferation was suppressed in the presence of(More)
Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) have been shown to be capable of differentiating into multiple cell type and exert immunomodulatory effects. Since the selection of ideal stem cell is apparently crucial for the outcome of experimental stem cell therapies, therefore, in this study we compared AD-MSCs conditioned media (CM) from BALB/c,(More)
The Her2 is one of tumor-associated antigens (TAA), regarded as an ideal target of immunotherapy. DNA encoding full-length or truncated rat Her2/neu have shown protective and therapeutics potentials against Her2/neu-expressing mammary tumors. However, the efficacy of active vaccination is limited since Her2 is a self-tolerated antigen. Hence, new strategies(More)