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Pluripotent mesenchymal stem-like cell lines were established from lungs of 3-4 months old aborted fetus. The cells present the high ex vivo expansion potential of MSC, a typical fibroblast-like morphology and proliferate up to 15 passages without displaying clear changes in morphology. Immunological localization and flow cytometry analyses showed that(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow are a well characterized population of adult stem cells that can be maintained and propagated in culture for a long time with the capacity to form a variety of cell types. Reports have shown that murine and human embryonic stem cells can differentiate into primordial germ cells and then to early gametes.(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have been reported to possess low immunogenicity and cause immunosuppression of recipients when allografted. They can differentiate into insulin-producing cells and may be a valuable source for islet formation. However, the extremely low differentiating rate of adult BMSCs toward insulin-producing cells and the(More)
Islet replacement therapy is limited by shortage of donor islet cells. Usage of islet cells derived from porcine pancreatic stem cells (PSCs) is currently viewed as the most promising alternative for human islet transplantation. However, PSCs are rare and have a finite proliferative lifespan. In this study, we isolated and established an immortalized(More)
PURPOSE It is crucial for the treatment of severe ocular surface diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) to find strategies that avoid the risks of allograft rejection and immunosuppression. Here, we report a new strategy for reconstructing the damaged corneal surface in a goat model of total limbal stem cell(More)
Here we report the isolation and characterization of pluripotent stem cells from adult goat skin. We found that these primary cells have the properties of embryonic stem cells (ESC), including the expression of appropriate immunological markers and the capability of forming embryoid bodies. The subcultured cells also show the characteristics of stem cells,(More)
BACKGROUND The small molecule 6-bromoindirubin-30-oxime (BIO), a glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) inhibitor, is a pharmacological agent known to maintain self-renewal in human and mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). However, the precise role of GSK3 in immortalized pancreatic mesenchymal stem cells (iPMSCs) growth and survival is not completely understood(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) possess low immunogenicity and immunosuppression as an allograft, can differentiate into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) by in vitro induction, and may be a valuable cell source to regenerate pancreatic islets. However, the very low differentiation efficiency of BMSCs towards IPCs under adherent induction has thus(More)
Sodium/proton exchanger 1 (NHE1) plays an important role in the cardiomyocyte development. To study the effect of NHE1 activity in stem cells differentiation into cardiomyocytes, we treated P19 stem cells with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) to initiate cardiomyocyte differentiation. In separate experiments, P19 cells were incubated with NHE1 specific inhibitor(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate effects of 5-azacytidine (5-aza) induction duration on differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human first-trimester abortus (hfMSCs) towards cardiomyocyte-like cells. hfMSCs were stimulated with 10 micromol/l 5-aza for 24 h (group A), 48 h (group B) and 21 days (group C), respectively.(More)