Sirikul Manochantr

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from amnion are considered to be adult stem cells that can be easily obtained in large quantities by a less invasive method in comparison to bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs). However; the biological properties and the differentiation capacity of amnion-derived MSCs (AM-MSCs) are still poorly characterized. The(More)
OBJECTIVE 5-Azacytidine is a hypomethylating agent that is used for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome. This histone modifier is widely employed and plays a nonspecific role in influencing the differentiation capability of stem cells. The ability of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into cardiomyocyte- and myocyte-like cells after(More)
The process of chromatin condensation during spermiogenesis in Rana tigerina is similar to the heterochromatization in somatic cells, where 30 nm fibers are coalesced together into a dense mass in spermatozoa without changing their initial size and nucleosomal organization. This conclusion was supported by the finding that the full set of core histones(More)
Normal chromatin condensation is important for sperm fertilising ability. However, routine semen analysis does not identify defects in sperm chromatin structure. This study aimed to investigate the condensation of chromatin and DNA integrity in spermatozoa of infertile men and deduce the relationship with sperm quality, as measured by conventional semen(More)
Semen samples collected from 28 male partners of infertile couples were divided into three equal aliquots and prepared with three selected media, such as PureSperm (Nidacon, Gothenburg, Sweden), Sil-Select Plus (Fertipro, Beernem, Belgium) and SpermGrad (Vitrolife, Gothenburg, Sweden). The differences in mean percentages of semen parameters were assessed by(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in vascular repair and a decrease in the number of EPCs is observed in type 2 diabetes. However, there is no report on the change of EPCs after glycemic control. This study therefore aimed to investigate the EPC number and function in patients with good and poor glycemic control. (More)
In type 2 diabetes, the impairment of vascular repair processes and angiogenesis are due to endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) dysfunction. In this study, we established a quantitative methodology to assess EPC function by using an in vitro 5-(6)-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester-labeling vessel formation assay. The EPCs were cultured in three(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells which are able to differentiate into various lineages including osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes. They can be isolated from several tissues including bone marrow, adipose tissue, placenta and umbilical cord. Although MSCs could be diferentiated into osteoblasts under appropriate culture(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that can give rise to different cell types of the mesodermal lineages. They are powerful sources for cell therapy in regenerative medicine as they can be isolated from various tissues, and can be expanded and induced to differentiate into multiple lineages. Recently, the umbilical cord has been(More)
OBJECTIVES Chorion is a tissue of early embryologic period that is discarded after delivery. It might be the potential source of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) that can be used for research and eventually for therapeutic studies. At present, the biological properties and the differentiation capacity of chorion-derived MSCs are still poorly characterised.(More)