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Adult stem cells hold great promise for use in tissue repair and regeneration, and the delivery of autologous progenitor cells into ischemic tissue is emerging as a novel therapeutic option. We and others have recently demonstrated the potential impact of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ADSC) on regenerative cell therapy for ischemic diseases. The(More)
Recent studies have shown that skin injury recruits bone marrow-derived fibroblasts (BMDFs) to the site of injury to accelerate tissue repair. However, whether uninjured skin can recruit BMDFs to maintain skin homeostasis remains uncertain. Here, we investigated the appearance of BMDFs in normal mouse skin after embryonic bone marrow cell transplantation(More)
We examined a gene polymorphism of a novel Z-disc-related protein, myospryn (cardiomyopathy-associated 5). We focused on one haplotype block associated with a tag single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that covered 16 of 27 coding SNPs with linkage disequilibrium (minor allele frequency 0.413). Screening a myospryn polymorphism (K2906N) in a general health(More)
The role of bone marrow cells in repairing ectodermal tissue, such as skin epidermis, is not clear. To explore this process further, this study examined a particular form of cutaneous repair, skin grafting. Grafting of full thickness wild-type mouse skin onto mice that had received a green fluorescent protein-bone marrow transplant after whole body(More)
OBJECTIVE The delivery of autologous progenitor cells into ischemic tissue of patients is emerging as a novel therapeutic option. Here, we report the potential impact of cultured adipose tissue-derived cells (ADSC) on angiogenic cell therapy. METHOD AND RESULTS ADSC were isolated from C57Bl/6 mouse inguinal adipose tissue and showed high expression of(More)
Malignant glioma is one of the most aggressive cancers. For the development of effective therapeutic strategies against such malignant diseases, elucidation of molecular targets is necessary. We found that inactivated Sendai virus particle (HVJ-E) induced extensive cell death in the human glioblastoma cell line U251MG. Intradermal U251MG tumors were more(More)
Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) are a family of transcriptional factors induced by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Recent studies have indicated that the deregulation of IRF system in keratinocytes is responsible, at least in part, for aberrant proliferation and the differentiation of the psoriatic epidermis. Previously, we reported that the expression(More)
OBJECTIVE We identified a ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1) gene, which encodes a deubiquitinating enzyme and is expressed in the vasculature, by functional screening of a human endothelial cell (EC) cDNA library. UCHL1 is expressed in neurons, and abnormalities in UCHL1 are responsible for inherited Parkinson's disease via its effects on the(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at 13q is one of the most common chromosomal alterations in high-stage prostate cancer, yet little is known about genetic changes in earlier-stage prostate cancer. METHODS We used five microsatellite markers at 13q14, 21, and 33 to compare LOH frequencies in 51 lesions of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymphatic vascular system characterized by impaired lymphatic return and swelling of the extremities. Treatment for this disabling condition remains limited and largely ineffective. The goal of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in animal models of(More)