Xu-sheng Liu

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility and safety of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) transplantation on the improvement of burn wound healing. METHOD Human BM-MSCs were injected into the skin of the mouse models, and the new blood vessels growth, the engraftment of BM-MSCs and the speed of healing were observed. Moreover the body(More)
BACKGROUND Smad proteins are important intracellular mediators of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta signaling. Little has been known about the specific relationship between TGF-beta and TGF-beta/Smad signaling in hypertrophic scars. OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the expression of Smads and the specific relationship between TGF-beta and(More)
Denervated skin could result in impaired healing of wounds, such as decubitus ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. Other studies indicated that cutaneous fiber density is reduced after inner nerve transection and that neuropeptide level depletes after denervation, leading to reduced cell proliferation around the wound and thus wound healing problems. Recent(More)
C-type lectins can act as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and play an important role in innate immunity. Two C-type lectins (HaCTL1 and HaCTL2) have been previously identified in the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera). Here we isolate six C-type lectins from H. armigera (HaCTL3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8). All six new HaCTLs encode a signal peptide (or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of hair follicle dermal papilla cells (DPCs) on biological features of composite skin. METHODS In the test group, xenogeneic acellular dermal matrix was employed as the frame, DPCs were seeded on the subcutaneous side, and epithelial stem cells onto the dermal papilla side of the dermal frame so as to construct a(More)
Dermal papilla cells (DPCs) show phenotypic plasticity during wound healing. The multipotency of DPCs is well recognized, but the signaling pathways that regulate the differentiation of these cells into fibroblasts are poorly understood. A preliminary experiment showed that transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1) can induce DPCs to differentiate into(More)
Peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRPs) specifically bind to peptidoglycan and play an important role in the innate immune responses as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Here we identified and characterized two PGRPs (HaPGRP-B and HaPGRP-C) from the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. The comparative analysis indicated that five amino acids which(More)
C-type lectins play important roles in innate immunity as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). We have previously reported a novel C-type lectin HaCTL7 from the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) which contains two carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs), namely N-terminal CRD1 and C-terminal CRD2. Interestingly, there are four but not six of conserved(More)
Peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRPs) specifically bind to peptidoglycans, and play crucial roles as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in mediating innate immune responses. In this study, we identified and characterized a PGRP (HaPGRP-D) from the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. Sequence analysis indicated that HaPGRP-D is an amidase-type(More)
During wound healing and reconstruction, epidermal stem cells (ESCs) migrate to the wound site and activate to repair the damaged epithelium. Moreover, there exist complicate signaling pathways to regulate wound regeneration including Notch signaling. The Notch signaling pathway is a regulator of epidermal differentiation, which may be an important mediator(More)