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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for cell therapy and tissue engineering. We used mesenchymal stem cells from human bone marrow (hMSCs) as the seeding cells to investigate the potential of hepatocytic differentiation of hMSCs in porous polylactic glycolic acid (PLGA) scaffolds under perfusion induction. hMSCs were seeded(More)
BACKGROUND Concanavalin A (ConA)-induced hepatitis is an experimental murine model mirroring the pathology of human autoimmune hepatitis. AIM To investigate the effects of intrasplenically transplanted fetal hepatocytes (BNL.CL2) transfected with recombinant adenovirus vector expressing the IL-18 binding protein (IL-18BP) and IL-4 fusion protein on(More)
Cisplatin remains to be primary chemotherapeutic drug for gastric cancer patients, especially for advanced stage ones. However, primary or acquired resistance often occurs with the mechanisms being not well understood, which results in relapse of the cancer and poor survival. Herein, we found that HER2 upregulation was associated with cisplatin resistance.(More)
Marsdenia tenacissimae extraction (MTE) as a traditional Chinese herb has long been used to treat some diseases such as tumors in China. However, the potential effectiveness of MTE in leukemia has not yet been fully understood, and the related molecular mechanism is still unknown. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of MTE on the(More)
Purpose: To test the effect of Cryptotanshinone (CPT), a natural compound isolated from the plant Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, on human leukemic cell lines (HL-60). Methods: HL-60 cells were treated with CPT. Cell growth inhibition (%) was quantitated using MTT assay. Apoptosis detection with Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide staining was followed by flow(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a high recurrence rate, and patients exhibit poor survival mainly because intrahepatic metastasis is common. We previously reported that let-7c down-regulation is significantly associated with poor differentiation level in HCC. In the present study, we demonstrate that miR-199a-5p and let-7c are frequently down-regulated(More)
We investigated the ability of support vector machines (SVM) to analyze minimal residual disease (MRD) in flow cytometry data from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) automatically, objectively and standardly. The initial disease data and MRD review data in the form of 159 flow cytometry standard 3.0 files from 36 CD7-positive AML patients in whom(More)
Malignant neutrophils of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) have similar antigen expression patterns compared to their normal counterparts, thus making the cells difficult to distinguish by clinical flow cytometry. In this study, we applied the support vector machine method to build a malignant neutrophil prediction model based on nine CML patients and nine(More)
Gene therapy on the basis of oncolytic adenovirus is a novel approach for human cancer therapeutics. We aim to investigate whether it will synergistically reinforce their antiovarian cancer activities when the combined use of ZD55-manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and cisplatin was performed. The experiments in vitro showed that ZD55-MnSOD enhances(More)
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