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OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the utility of transplanting bone marrow stromal cells in a porcine myocardial infarction model. METHODS A myocardial infarction was created by occluding the distal left anterior descending artery in pigs with coils and Gelfoam sponge. Sternal bone marrow was aspirated, and stromal cells were cultured and induced to(More)
Autophagy occurs prior to apoptosis and plays an important role in cell death regulation during spinal cord injury (SCI). This study aimed to determine the effects and potential mechanism of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist extendin-4 (Ex-4) in SCI. Seventy-two male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to sham, SCI, 2.5 μg Ex-4, and 10 μg(More)
Changes in mitochondrial morphology and function play an important role in secondary damage after acute spinal cord injury. We recorded the time representation of mitochondrial morphology and function in rats with acute spinal cord injury. Results showed that mitochondria had an irregular shape, and increased in size. Mitochondrial cristae were disordered(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the effect of transplanted cell type, time, and region of the heart on transgene expression to determine the potential of combined gene and cell delivery for myocardial repair. METHODS Lewis rats underwent myocardial cryoinjury 3 weeks before transplantation with heart cells (a mixed culture of cardiomyocytes, smooth muscle cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Cell transplantation may restore function after myocardial infarction, but the optimal cell type remains controversial. We compared autologous bone marrow stromal cells (BMCs) with autologous heart cells (HCs) in a porcine myocardial infarction model. METHODS Yorkshire pigs underwent coil occlusion of the left anterior descending artery. Bone(More)
The functional benefit of cell transplantation after a myocardial infarction is diminished by early cell losses. IGF-1 enhances cell proliferation and survival. We hypothesized that IGF-1-transfected smooth muscle cells (SMCs) would enhance cell survival and improve engraftment after cell transplantation. The IGF-1 gene was transfected into male SMCs and(More)
Iso-suillin, a natural product isolated from Suillus luteus, has been shown to inhibit the growth of some cancer cell lines. However, the molecular mechanisms of action of this compound are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate how iso-suillin inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in a human hepatoma cell line (SMMC-7721).(More)
Heat stress will stimulate cells of living organisms to generate heat shock proteins (Hsps). In the mouse liver, impacts of heat stress on hepatocyte proliferation, apoptosis and metabolism have not been studied systematically at different temperatures. In this research, the test mice were heated to 40, 42, 44 and 46°C, respectively, for 20 min and(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of heart failure in diabetic patients, but current treatments do not directly improve ventricular function. Cell transplantation can prevent cardiac dilatation after injury, and may also prevent congestive heart failure in diabetic cardiomyopathy. AIM This study evaluated the functional effects of(More)
Invasion and metastasis are both the main biological characteristics in malignant tumor which are influence tumor therapeutic effect and prognosis. The tumor cells interact with vascular endothelial cells and cell matrix, penetrate vascular endothelial and degrade the extracellular matrix, and metastasis to the local and distant by the interactions of a(More)