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OBJECTIVE Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is reported to promote collagen synthesis and cell proliferation as well as enhance cartilage repair. Our previous study revealed that the intracapsular injection of muscle derived stem cells (MDSCs) expressing bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP-4) combined with soluble Flt-1 (sFlt1) was effective for repairing articular(More)
KK mice and KK-Ay mice were examined for age related changes in blood and urinary biophysiological parameters. Blood hemoglobin A1c levels were significantly higher in KK-Ay and KK mice as compared to non-diabetic ddY mice. In both diabetic mice, especially KK-Ay mice, plasma insulin levels markedly increased at 2 to 4 months of age, and the urinary glucose(More)
A 33-year-old woman underwent unrelated cord blood transplantation (U-CBT) for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-related secondary AML. She showed impressive increases in the number of CD19+ B cells in bone marrow and CD19+27-IgD+ B cells in peripheral blood from about 1 month to 3 months after U-CBT. The serum level of IL-6 temporarily increased after(More)
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