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Recently, a cohort of miRNAs, including miR-31, was reported to be downregulated during osteogenic induction by miR microarray analysis. It remains unclear how changes in miR-31 expression collaborate with bone transcription factors to activate the biological pathways that regulate the differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Here the effects(More)
Retinal progenitor cells (RPCs) show enormous potential for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases. It is well known that in vitro cultures of RPCs comprise suspension spheres and adherent cells, but the differences between the two cell populations are not fully understood. In this study, cultured RPCs were sorted into suspension and adherent cells.(More)
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is characterised by increased volume of the orbital contents involving adipose tissue, but the factors responsible for stimulation of orbital adipogenesis remain uncertain. Previous studies have shown that insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is increased in the orbital fatty connective tissues of patients with TAO.(More)
The leaf chlorophyll content is one of the most important factors for the growth of winter wheat. Visual and near-infrared sensors are a quick and non-destructive testing technology for the estimation of crop leaf chlorophyll content. In this paper, a new approach is developed for leaf chlorophyll content estimation of winter wheat based on visible and(More)
During retina development, retinal progenitor cell (RPC) proliferation and differentiation are regulated by complex inter- and intracellular interactions. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are reported to express a variety of cytokines and neurotrophic factors, which have powerful trophic and protective functions for neural tissue-derived cells.(More)
By means of UV and fluorescence spectra, the binding ratios between Er(III)-Trp and DNA in physiological pH environment (pH 7.40) were determined as n(Trp):n(Er(III))=3:1 and (n)ER(III)(Trp)(3):(n)(DNA) = 2:1, and the apparent molar absorptivity of epsilon(Er(III)-Trp-DNA) is 4.33 x 10(5) L mol(-1)cm(-1) which was confirmed by molar ratio method. The(More)
Retinal progenitor cells (RPCs) are an excellent resource for retinal replacement therapy, because they show enormous potential to differentiate into retinal-specific cell types. While the differentiating influence of serum has long been appreciated, the effects of serum concentration on RPC differentiation into specified retinal neural cells have not been(More)
Recent research has demonstrated critical roles of a number of microRNAs (miRNAs) in stem cell proliferation and differentiation. miRNA-9 (miR-9) is a brain-enriched miRNA. Whether miR-9 has a role in retinal progenitor cell (RPC) proliferation and differentiation remains unknown. In this study, we show that miR-9 plays an important role in RPC fate(More)
Co-pyrolysis conversion of seaweed (Enteromorpha clathrat and Sargassum fusiforme) polysaccharides and cellulose has been investigated. From the Py-GC/MS results, Enteromorpha clathrata (EN) polysaccharides pyrolysis mainly forms furans; while the products of Sargassum fusiforme (SA) polysaccharides pyrolysis are mainly acid esters. The formation mechanisms(More)