Zhen Tan

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INTRODUCTION Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) could accomplish neural transdifferentiation with the presence of certain growth factors in vitro. It has been proved that bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) can realize neural transdifferentiation only by being co-cultured with Schwann cells (SCs), and in our former studies we have confirmed that ADSCs could(More)
INTRODUCTION Mechanical forces play critical roles in the development and remodelling process of bone. As an alternative cell source for bone engineering, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) should be fully investigated for their responses to mechanical stress and the mechanisms responsible for osteogenic induction in response to mechanical signals. (More)
Ultrasound-modulated Optical Tomography for Biomedical Applications. I experimentally studied ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, which holds the promise for biomedical diagnosis. I measured the degree of polarization of laser speckles generated by scattered light transmitted through turbid media, investigated three signal-detection schemes for(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Recently, it has been found that effective periodontal regeneration can be induced by bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cell (BMSC) transplantation or local application of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). The aim of the present study was to assess, in dogs, the efficacy of periodontal regeneration via the delivery of BMSC transfected(More)
Recently, two-dimensional materials such as molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) have been demonstrated to realize field effect transistors (FET) with a large current on-off ratio. However, the carrier mobility in backgate MoS2 FET is rather low (typically 0.5-20 cm(2)/V · s). Here, we report a novel field-effect Schottky barrier transistors (FESBT) based on(More)
INTRODUCTION Aging people's bone regeneration potential is always impaired. Bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) contain progenitors of osteoblasts. Donor age may affect MSCs' proliferation and differentiation potential, but the genomic base is still unknown. Due to recent research's indication that a core circadian component, brain and muscle ARNT-like 1(More)
Nesfatin-1 is a recently identified brain-gut peptide involved in feeding and energy homeostasis. Recently, it has been proved that nesfatin-1 could exert its neuroprotective effect against subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced injury via its anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, whether it has neuroprotective effect on dopamine neurons is(More)
Excessive bone resorption by osteoclasts plays an important role in osteoporosis. Bone loss occurs in ovariectomised (OVX) mice in a similar manner to that in humans, so this model is suitable for evaluating potential new therapies for osteoporosis. Neohesperidin (NE) is a flavonoid compound isolated from citrus fruits. Its role in bone metabolism is(More)
Both transcriptional factor Ets-1 and integrin αvβ6 play an important role in the development and progression of cancer. The aim of our study was to investigate the expression of Integrin αvβ6 and Ets-1, two proteins’ correlation and their clinical significance in colorectal cancerous tissues. The specimens were arranged into microarray using the(More)