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AIMS The embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ES-CM) is one of the promising cell sources for repopulation of damaged myocardium. However, ES-CMs present immature structure, which impairs their integration with host tissue and functional regeneration. This study used murine ES-CMs as an in vitro model of cardiomyogenesis to elucidate the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Puerarin shows a wide range of biological activities, including affecting the cardiac differentiation from murine embryonic stem (mES) cells. However, little is known about its effect and mechanism of action on the self-renewal of mES cells. This study aimed to determine the effect of puerarin on the self-renewal and pluripotency of mES(More)
Snow water equivalent (SWE) is a key parameter in the Earth's energy budget and water cycle. It has been demonstrated that SWE can be retrieved using active microwave remote sensing from space. This necessitates the development of forward models that are capable of simulating the interactions of microwaves and the snow medium. Several proposed models have(More)
OBJECTIVE Puerarin, which shows beneficial and protective effects on cardiovascular diseases, is the main isoflavone extracted from Pueraria lobata (kudzu) root. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of puerarin on in vitro myocardial proliferation and its underlying mechanism. METHODS Myocardial differentiation of transgenic embryonic stem(More)