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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are adherent stromal cells of a nonhematopoietic origin, have the ability to give rise to various differentiated cell types. MSCs regulate localization, self-renewal and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) due to MSCs' secretion of cytokines and growth factors, the cell-to-cell interactions and the(More)
Transplantation of marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), expanded by culture in addition to whole bone marrow, has been shown to enhance engraftment of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Our hypothesis was that there might be an optimum ratio range that could enhance engraftment. We examined the percent donor chimerism according to the ratio of(More)
We tested the hypotheses that angiogenic efficacy of cord blood mononuclear cell (CBMNC) transplantation would be enhanced by using matrix and that combined therapy of CBMNC transplantation using matrix and sustained delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) would be synergistic in angiogenesis induction in ischemic limbs. One day after surgical(More)
We conducted a pilot study of the infusion of intravenous autologous cord blood (CB) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) to assess the safety and feasibility of the procedure as well as its potential efficacy in countering neurological impairment. Patients diagnosed with CP were enrolled in this study if their parents had elected to bank their CB at birth.(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies have demonstrated that intracoronary or intramyocardial transplantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) into ischemic myocardium improves cardiac function. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of intramyocardial BMMNC transplantation into nongraftable areas in combination with(More)
We hypothesized that bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) would significantly enhance in vivo bone formation efficacy of osteogenically undifferentiated human cord blood mesenchymal stem cells (hCBMSCs). To test this hypothesis, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/hydroxyapatite (PLGA/HA) scaffolds (group 1), BMP-2-loaded PLGA/HA scaffolds (group 2),(More)
Umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) enhance the engraftment of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) when they are cotransplanted in animal and human studies. However, the type of MSCs that preferentially facilitate the engraftment and homing of HSCs is largely unknown. The authors categorized UCB-MSCs as the least-effective(More)
BACKGROUND Transplanting cord blood-derived cells has been shown to augment neovascularization in ischaemic tissue. AIM To test whether sustained delivery of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) enhances the efficacy of angiogenic cord blood mononuclear cell (CBMNC) transplantation therapy in treating myocardial infarction. METHODS Three weeks after(More)
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