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A mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition initiates and is required for the nuclear reprogramming of mouse fibroblasts.
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a developmental process important for cell fate determination. Fibroblasts, a product of EMT, can be reset into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)Expand
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Vitamin C enhances the generation of mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by defined factors. However, the low efficiency and slow kinetics of the reprogramming process have hampered progressExpand
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BMPs functionally replace Klf4 and support efficient reprogramming of mouse fibroblasts by Oct4 alone
Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells by defined factors has become a useful model to investigate the mechanism of reprogramming and cell fate determination. However, the precise mechanism ofExpand
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The involvement of follistatin-like protein 1 in osteoarthritis by elevating NF-κB-mediated inflammatory cytokines and enhancing fibroblast like synoviocyte proliferation
IntroductionOur previous work has revealed that expression of follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) is elevated in the synovial tissues from osteoarthritis (OA) patients. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Hidden blood loss and its influential factors after total hip arthroplasty
BackgroundTotal hip arthroplasty (THA) is a vital therapy for various hip joint diseases. However, patients have lower hemoglobin level post-operatively, remarkably inconsistent with the measuredExpand
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Autophagy and mTORC1 regulate the stochastic phase of somatic cell reprogramming
We describe robust induction of autophagy during the reprogramming of mouse fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem cells by four reprogramming factors (Sox2, Oct4, Klf4 and c-Myc), henceforth 4F.Expand
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Polysaccharide from Angelica sinensis protects chondrocytes from H2O2-induced apoptosis through its antioxidant effects in vitro.
  • C. Zhuang, N. Xu, +5 authors H. Xie
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • International journal of biological…
  • 1 June 2016
This study aimed to explore the protective effects of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) on rat chondrocyte injury induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Rat chondrocytes were cultured and treatedExpand
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Circulating microRNA-23b as a new biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • X. Liu, Su Ni, +5 authors Yuji Wang
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Gene
  • 5 September 2019
MicroRNA-23b (miR-23b) is associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases. This study evaluated miR-23b expression and assessed its potential as a biomarker of disease activity for rheumatoidExpand
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Follistatin‐like protein 1 induction of matrix metalloproteinase 1, 3 and 13 gene expression in rheumatoid arthritis synoviocytes requires MAPK, JAK/STAT3 and NF‐κB pathways
Elevated levels of follistatin‐like protein 1 (FSTL1) have been found both in mouse models for human rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and collagen‐induced arthritis (CIA). In this study, we elucidated theExpand
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PI3K/Akt and caspase pathways mediate oxidative stress-induced chondrocyte apoptosis
Chondrocyte apoptosis is closely related to the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA); however, the underlying mechanisms remain enigmatic. Previous studies have confirmed that cellExpand
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