Zhong-jie Yan

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Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into dopaminergic-like cells, but currently no report has been available to describe the induction of human umbilical vein mesenchymal stem cells (HUVMSCs) into dopaminergic-like cells. In this study, we induced HUVMSCs in vitro into neurospheres constituted by neural stem-like cells, and further into(More)
Although human amnion derived mesenchymal stem cells (AMSC) are a promising source of stem cells, their therapeutic potential for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not been widely investigated. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic potential of AMSC using a rat TBI model. AMSC were isolated from human amniotic membrane and characterized by flow(More)
This study is designed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of three types of neurospheres (NSs) derived from brain, bone marrow and adipose tissue in a rat model of spinal contusive injury. As shown by BBB locomotor rating scale and grid test, the optimal therapeutic responses generated by subventricular zone-derived NSs (SVZ-NSs), and followed by(More)
Controversies exist concerning the need for mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to be transdifferentiated prior to their transplantation. In the present study, we compared the results of grafting into the rat contused spinal cord undifferentiated, adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (uADSCs) versus ADSCs induced by two different protocols to form(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered a promising tool for cell-based therapies of nervous system diseases. Bone marrow (BM) has been the traditional source of MSCs (BM-MSCs). However, there are some limitations for their clinical use, such as the decline in cell number and differentiation potential with age. Recently, amniotic fluid(More)
The two major intestinal epithelial cell lineages are columnar fluid-absorbing cells and mucin-producing goblet cells. High levels of transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1 are found surrounding postmitotic cells in the colonic crypt, suggesting that TGF-beta1 mediates the maturation and growth inhibition of both epithelial cell types. However, we now show(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is an oncofetal protein whose regulation is poorly understood, although CEA is commonly expressed on many carcinoma cell types and enhances experimental metastases. The abundance of membrane-associated CEA was increased 3-fold when HD6 colon carcinoma cells were prevented from polarizing by culture for 3 days in low calcium(More)
Human amniotic membrane mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) are considered ideal candidate stem cells for cell-based therapy. In this study, we assessed whether hAMSCs transplantation promotes neurological functional recovery in rats after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). In addition, the potential mechanisms underlying the possible benefits of this therapy(More)
Spinal cord libraries subtracted against visual cortex using suppression subtractive hybridization SSH are dominated by abundant gene sequences derived from myelin elements. We compared our subtracted library results of three of these abundant sequences to published expressed sequence tag libraries that are not normalized and not subtracted and presumed(More)
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