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Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to differentiate into mesenchymal tissues like osteocytes, chondrocytes, and adipocytes in vivo and in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro differentiation of MSCs into cells of the endothelial lineage. MSCs were generated out of mononuclear bone marrow cells(More)
The present experiment was carried out to investigate elicitation and habituation of the electrodermal Orienting Response with stimulus trains utilising a short interstimulus interval (ISI) of 1.1 s. We sought evidence for within-train response decrement to repeated stimulus presentation, response recovery to a change stimulus and dishabituation following(More)
Establishment of a defined cell culture system that facilitates ex vivo expansion of isolated hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) is a crucial issue in hematology and stem cell transplantation. Here we have evaluated the capacity of primary human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to support the ex vivo expansion of peripheral(More)
A novel stem cell marker prominin-1 (CD133) has been shown to be expressed on a subpopulation of CD34(+) haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. The aim of this study was to compare in parallel commercially available CD34(+) and CD133(+) isolation methods based on paramagnetic bead-coupled antibodies using clinical-grade samples of mobilized peripheral(More)
The calcineurin-dependent, cyclosporin A (CsA)-sensitive transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) represents a group of proteins, which is well-characterized as a central regulatory element of cytokine expression in activated T cells. In contrast, little is known about the expression or function of NFAT family members in myeloid(More)
In mature female and male rats sex hormone deficiency was produced by surgical castration and by antiestrogen or antiandrogen administration. For the latter purpose we used the nonsteroidal antiestrogens tamoxifen, keoxifene (LY156758) and tetramethylhexestrol, and the steroidal antiandrogen cyproterone acetate. Dosages of 0.4 mg tamoxifen/rat/day and(More)
20-MHz B-scan high-resolution sonography permits non-invasive, two-dimensional visualisation of micromorphological structures in vivo, and allows precise measurement of the depth and extent of inflammatory skin lesions. In 50 patients, the reactions following intradermal application of 8 recall antigens to the volar forearm were evaluated clinically and(More)
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