Xiaojing Tong

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated in third-trimester amniotic fluid (AF) and their differentiation induced. METHOD Sufficient numbers of MSCs were isolated from the AF of 15 healthy women undergoing cesarean delivery in the third trimester to be cultured and induced to differentiate into osteocytes. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors of ovarian yolk sac tumors (YST) and the survival rates in Chinese patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 76 patients with ovarian YST from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liaoning Cancer Hospital & Institute, China, between 1984 and 2007. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) are constitutively activated in a variety of cancers and it is a common feature of ovarian cancer. Thus, STAT3 represents a promising molecular target for tumor therapy. We applied a DNA vector-based STAT3-specific RNA interference approach which specifically blocks over-activated STAT3,(More)
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