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Effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on embryonic and larval development were investigated. In Xenopus laevis blastulae treated with 2.5-3.0 x 10(-5) M BPA or with 10(-5) M 17beta estradiol (E2), malformation of the head region, scoliosis (curved vertebrate), and suppression of organogenesis were observed. In addition, 10(-5)-10(-4) M BPA blocked tri-iodothyronine(More)
Liposuction aspirates (primarily saline solution, blood, and adipose tissue fragments) separate into fatty and fluid portions. Cells isolated from the fatty portion are termed processed lipoaspirate (PLA) cells and contain adipose-derived adherent stromal cells (ASCs). Here we define cells isolated from the fluid portion of liposuction aspirates as(More)
Wound fluids, human serum from platelet-poor and platelet-rich plasma (SPPP and SPRP), contain various soluble factors involved in cell growth and proliferation. Levels of cytokines, chemokines, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in drainage fluids (DFs) harvested from subcutaneous wounds, punctured fluids (PF) from seroma, and SPPP were measured. SPPP(More)
There is heterogeneity in invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells based on the expression of CD4 and the IL-17 receptor B (IL-17RB), a receptor for IL-25 which is a key factor in T(H)2 immunity. However, the development pathway and precise function of these iNKT cell subtypes remain unknown. IL-17RB⁺iNKT cells are present in the thymic CD44⁺/⁻ NK1.1⁻(More)
Injective transfer of autologous aspirated fat is a popular option for soft tissue augmentation, but several issues require attention, including unpredictability and a low survival rate due to partial necrosis. In this study, histologic features and yield of adipose-derived stromal (stem) cells (ASCs) were compared between human aspirated fat and excised(More)
Adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) not only function as tissue-specific progenitor cells but also are multipotent and secrete angiogenic growth factors, such as hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), under certain circumstances. However, the biological role and regulatory mechanism of this secretion have not been well studied. We focused on the role of ASCs(More)
BACKGROUND Although injective autologous fat transplantation is one of the most attractive options for soft-tissue augmentation, problems such as unpredictability and fibrosis resulting from fat necrosis limit its universal acceptance. Centrifugation is one of most common methods for overcoming these difficulties. This study was performed to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND To avoid potential risks of animal-derived products such as viral transmission and immunologic reactions, usefulness of human-derived products in manipulation of cells for cell-based therapies has been investigated but has not yet been completely clarified. METHODS Three types of human sera-serum from whole blood, serum from platelet-rich(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirated fat is not only a filler material but also an abundant source of adipose-derived stem cells. The aim of this study was to assess degeneration of aspirated fat during preservation and optimize the preservation method for lipoaspirates. METHODS Aspirated fat was preserved at room temperature for 1, 2, 4, and 24 hours (n = 10 each); at 4(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived stromal (stem) cells (ASC) have been shown to be of great therapeutic use in pre-clinical studies in diverse fields, but a standard expansion method has not been established. We investigated the effects of an endothelial growth medium (EGM-2) on ASC, focusing on proliferation and differentiation potentials. METHODS ASC were(More)