Tatyana Yufit

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The nonhematopoietic component of bone marrow includes multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) capable of differentiating into fat, bone, muscle, cartilage, and endothelium. In this report, we describe the cell culture and characterization, delivery system, and successful use of topically applied autologous MSC to accelerate the healing of human and(More)
Recent findings point to low oxygen tension (hypoxia) as an important mechanism for the expression of several eukaryotic genes. We have previously shown that hypoxia (2% O2), when compared to standard oxygen tension (20% O2), upregulates the mRNA levels of the human alpha1(I) (COL1A1) procollagen gene and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) in(More)
Chronic wounds are characterized by failure to heal in a defined time frame. However, the pathogenic steps leading from the etiological factors to failure to heal are unknown. Recently, increasing evidence suggests that resident cells in chronic wounds display a number of critical abnormalities, including senescence and unresponsiveness to the stimulatory(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence shows persistent phenotypic alterations in fibroblasts from non-healing human chronic wounds, which may result in faulty extracellular matrix deposition and keratinocyte migration. We have previously shown that these cells are characterized by morphological changes, low proliferative potential and unresponsiveness to(More)
A bilayered bioengineered living skin construct (LSC) consisting of viable human neonatal keratinocytes over a collagenous dermis seeded with dermal fibroblasts has been used extensively in difficult-to heal human wounds. Its biological properties include production of several mediators, cytokines, and growth factors and the ability to heal itself upon(More)
BACKGROUND Antiseptic agents, particularly slow-release preparations, are increasingly being used in the management of chronic wounds. One such agent, cadexomer iodine, carries iodine (0.9% weight/weight) immobilized in beads of dextrin and epichlorhydrin and has been demonstrated to be highly effective in promoting healing of exudative wounds. However,(More)
First identified in psoriatic epidermis and subsequently in other inflammatory cutaneous lesions, human beta-defensin-2 (hbetaD-2) is one of two endogenous antimicrobial peptides related to defensins in plants and animals. Our objective was to determine the expression of hbetaD-2 after injury and in chronic wounds. Biopsies of normal ipsilateral thigh skin(More)
Innovative approaches are needed to accelerate the healing of human chronic wounds not responding to conventional therapies. An evolving and promising treatment is the use of stem cells. Our group has previously described the use of expanded (in vitro) autologous stem cells aspirated from human bone marrow and applied topically in a fibrin spray to human(More)
Epiboly represents the process by which keratinocytes migrate to envelop a surface. The authors have been investigating a living bilayered skin construct (BSC) that is used in the treatment of lower extremity wounds due to venous insufficiency and diabetes. The construct demonstrates epiboly after injury and incubation in vitro, and this model may be useful(More)
Transient transfection experiments into Tsk2/+ and normal dermal fibroblasts were performed using four successively shorter Col3a1 promoter deletion constructs: #103, #110, #114, and #120 fused to the chloramphenicol-acetyl-transferase (CAT) reporter gene. The transcriptional activity in Tsk2/+ and normal dermal fibroblasts driven by the three longer(More)