Xiao-li Mai

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Pulmonary embolism is the most frequent diagnosis for a filling defect in the pulmonary artery, but a tumor in the arteriae pulmonalis should be contained in the differential diagnosis. Primary pulmonary artery myxoma is extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported. The early diagnosis of this disease is difficult, but it is feasible with modern(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether atherosclerosis can be prevented by magnetically labeled endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS EPCs derived from rabbit periphery blood were labeled with a superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) agent Fe(2)O(3)-poly-L-lysine (Fe(2)O(3)-PLL). Rabbit atherosclerosis was induced by(More)
Stem cell transplantation is emerging as a potential treatment option for acute renal failure (ARF) because of its capability to regenerate tissues and organs. To better understand the mechanism of cell therapy, in vivo tracking cellular dynamics of the transplanted stem cells is needed. In the present study, in vivo monitored magnetically labeled(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform in vitro magnetic resonance imaging on magnetic iron oxide (Fe(2)O(3)-PLL) labeled rabbit peripheral blood endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). METHODS Fe(2)O(3) was incubated with PLL for 2 hours to form Fe(2)O(3)-PLL. Rabbit peripheral blood mononuclear cells (MNCs) were isolated and EPCs were selected by adherence method, expanded(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has proven to be effective in tracking the distribution of transplanted stem cells to target organs by way of labeling cells with superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIO). However, the effect of SPIO upon labeled cells is still unclear on a cellular level. With this study, the proliferation and viability of New Zealand(More)
The effect of mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs)-based therapy on treating acute myocardial infarction (MI) is limited due to poor engraftment and limited regenerative potential. Here we engineered MSCs with integrin-linked kinase (ILK), a pleiotropic protein critically regulating cell survival, proliferation, differentiation, and angiogenesis. We firstly(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility of in vitro magnetic resonance imaging on Fe2O3-arginine labeled heNOS gene modified endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). METHODS Fe2O3 was incubated with arginine to form Fe2O3-arginine complex. Rabbit peripheral blood mononuclear cells (MNCs) were isolated and EPCs were isolated by adherence method, expanded and(More)
OBJECTIVE Accumulating evidence suggests that the endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can reendothelialization the injured endothelium. Superparamagnetic iron-oxide particles are being used for intracellular magnetic labeling of cells and in vivo cells tracking. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of depict and track magnetically(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) injected intravascularly in treatment of acute renal failure (ARF) , and to investigate the changes of renal function and pathology of ARF after MSC transplantation. METHODS Rat MSCs were isolated and labeled with Fe2O3-PLL in vitro. Thirty SD(More)
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