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OBJECTIVE Umbilical cord (UC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown marked therapeutic effects in a number of diseases in animal studies, based on their potential for self-renewal and differentiation. No data are available on the effectiveness of UC MSC transplantation (MSCT) in human autoimmune disease. This study was undertaken to assess the(More)
Direct-current electrical fields (EFs) promote nerve growth and axon regeneration. We report here that at physiological strengths, EFs guide the migration of neuronal stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) toward the cathode. EF-directed NSPC migration requires activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), which leads to an increased physical association of(More)
Previous research related to walking on an inclined plane for humanoid robots, including the 3-D linear inverted pendulum model (3DLIPM) approach, were unable to modify walking period, step length, and walking direction independently without any additional step for adjusting the center of mass (CoM) motion. Moreover, the inclination along the pitch(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The incidence of gastric stump cancer (GSC) is increasing. The aim of this study is to determine the clinicopathologic feature and the differences of surgical outcome between GSC after partial gastrectomy for benign diseases (GSC-B) and GSC after partial gastrectomy for malignant tumors (GSC-M). METHODS Medical records of 42(More)
INTRODUCTION In our present single-center pilot study, umbilical cord (UC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) had a good safety profile and therapeutic effect in severe and refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The present multicenter clinical trial was undertaken to assess the safety and efficacy of allogeneic UC MSC transplantation (MSCT) in(More)
OBJECTIVE In cancer patients, the balance between neutrophil (N) and lymphocyte (L) cell counts fluctuates with advancing disease. The objective of our study was to determine the prognostic implications of the N/L ratio in the peripheral blood of rectal cancer patients. METHODS Study participants were identified from a prospective cohort of patients with(More)
Although resveratrol (RES) is implicated in the regulation of insulin sensitivity in rodents, the exact mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, we sought to investigate how RES affects skeletal muscle lipid transportation and lipid oxidation of subsarcolemmal (SS) and intermyofibrillar (IMF) mitochondrial populations in high-fat diet(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The clinical significance of lymph node micrometastasis (MM) for pN0 early gastric cancer is not well documented. The aim of this study is to clarify the risk factors of lymph node MM and the prognostic significance of the type of lymph node MM in patients with pN0 early gastric cancer. METHODS We investigated the lymph node MM(More)
Perfluoroalkyl surfactants (PASs) have attracted increasing concerns in recent years due to their global distribution, persistence, bioaccumulation and potential toxicity. Since sludge was a significant source of PASs to environment, the sorption of short (C2-C6) and long-chain (C7-C15) PASs on different sewage sludge was investigated in this study. The(More)
Quercetin, one of the most common natural flavonoids, has been reported to possess significant anti-tumor activities both in vitro and in vivo. The present study was to investigate the effects of quercetin on growth and apoptosis in human salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). The result from MTT assay showed that quercetin decreased cell viability of(More)