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Heart failure remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Recently, it was reported that the adult heart has intrinsic regenerative capabilities, prompting a great wave of research into applying cell-based therapies, especially with skeletal myoblasts and bone marrow-derived cells, to regenerate heart tissues. While the mechanism of action for the(More)
This study is aimed to design a chemically-defined serum free medium (CDSFM) to support in vitro culture of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs). BM-MSCs were isolated from the femoral bones of one-month-old New Zealand Rabbits with density gradient centrifugation. We compared the proliferation capability, cell cycle, colony-forming(More)
Hypoxia maintained biological characteristics of CD34(+) cells through keeping lower intracellular reactive oxygen specials (ROS) levels. The effects of normoxia and hypoxia on antioxidant enzymes and glutathione redox state were compared in this study. Hypoxia decreased the mRNA expression of both catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX), but not(More)
This study aimed to optimize poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PEG-b-PCL)-based amphiphilic block copolymers for achieving a better micellar drug delivery system (DDS) with improved solubilization and delivery of doxorubicin (DOX). First, the Flory-Huggins interaction parameters between DOX and the core-forming segments [i.e.,(More)
Productivity and sialylation are two important factors for the production of recombinant glycoproteins in mammalian cell culture. In our previous study, we found that silkworm hemolymph increased the sialylation of recombinant secreted human placental alkaline phosphatase in the insect cells, promoted the transfer of sialic acids onto the glycoprotein(More)
The low yield of the biohydrogen production is the main constraint for its industrialization process. In order to improve its production, medium compositions of the hydrogen fermentation by Klebsiella pneumoniae ECU-15 were optimized through the response surface methodology (RSM). Experimental results showed that the optimum hydrogen production of 5363.8(More)
In this study, a series of membranes with different amino group densities were prepared to investigate the surface properties of the novel poly(γ-amino-ε-caprolactone-co-ε-caprolactone) (NPCL) copolymer synthesized by our laboratory. Meanwhile, the human mesenchymal stem cells' (hMSCs) behavior on those membranes was examined. The molecular characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of hepatocyte-like cells induced by CD34+ cells in vitro on the repair of the injured hepatic tissues of mice in vivo. METHODS Mononuclear cells were isolated from umbilical blood by density gradient centrifugation and enriched CD34+ cells were obtained. The cells were (1 x 10(5) cells/mL) cultured in serum-free medium(More)
In recent years, there are tremendous economic and social losses across the world because of virus-related diseases. It is well known that Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells are easily handled, quickly amplified and efficiently infected with influenza virus. Therefore, they are considered as one of the most important cell lines for the production of(More)
Oxygen tension regulates the biological characteristics of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) by modulating intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). To better understand oxygen tension mechanism on HSPCs culture, gene expression analysis of human CD34(+)CD38(-) HSPCs was performed using microarrays. The CD34(+)CD38(-) HSPCs cultured under(More)