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    Ring finger protein 43 associates with gastric cancer progression and attenuates the stemness of gastric cancer stem-like cells via the Wnt-β/catenin signaling pathway

    Ring finger protein 43 (RNF43) is a member of the transmembrane E3 ubiquitin ligase family that was originally found in stem cells and plays important roles in tumor formation and progression. Our previous stu...

    Yunhe Gao, Aizhen Cai, Hongqing Xi, Jiyang Li, Wei Xu, Yanmei Zhang, Kecheng Zhang, Jianxin Cui, Xiaosong Wu, Bo Wei and Lin Chen

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:98

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    Differential expression of cell cycle and WNT pathway-related genes accounts for differences in the growth and differentiation potential of Wharton’s jelly and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells

    In view of the current interest in exploring the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from different sources, we performed a side-by-side comparison of the biological properties of MSCs isolated from ...

    Aristea K. Batsali, Charalampos Pontikoglou, Dimitrios Koutroulakis, Konstantia I. Pavlaki, Athina Damianaki, Irene Mavroudi, Kalliopi Alpantaki, Elisavet Kouvidi, George Kontakis and Helen A. Papadaki

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:102

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    The crosstalk between vascular MSCs and inflammatory mediators determines the pro-calcific remodelling of human atherosclerotic aneurysm

    Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess well-known reparative abilities, but any defect of the immunomodulatory activity and/or the differentiation process may determine the development of human diseases, ...

    Carmen Ciavarella, Enrico Gallitto, Francesca Ricci, Marina Buzzi, Andrea Stella and Gianandrea Pasquinelli

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:99

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    The effect of adipose tissue-derived stem cells in a middle cerebral artery occlusion stroke model depends on their engraftment rate

    In the field of experimental stem cell therapy, intra-arterial (IA) delivery yields the best results concerning, for example, migrated cell number at the targeted site. However, IA application also appears to ...

    Saskia Grudzenski, Sebastian Baier, Anne Ebert, Pim Pullens, Andreas Lemke, Karen Bieback, Rick M. Dijkhuizen, Lothar R. Schad, Angelika Alonso, Michael G. Hennerici and Marc Fatar

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:96

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    Regeneration of full-thickness skin defects by differentiated adipose-derived stem cells into fibroblast-like cells by fibroblast-conditioned medium

    Fibroblasts are ubiquitous cells in the human body and are absolutely necessary for wound healing such as for injured skin. This role of fibroblasts was the reason why we aimed to differentiate human adipose-d...

    Woojune Hur, Hoon Young Lee, Hye Sook Min, Maierdanjiang Wufuer, Chang-won Lee, Ji An Hur, Sang Hyon Kim, Byeung Kyu Kim and Tae Hyun Choi

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:92

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Autophagy mediates the beneficial effect of hypoxic preconditioning on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells for the therapy of myocardial infarction

    Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for myocardial infarction (MI). However, the poor viability of transplanted stem cells hampers their therapeutic efficacy. Hypoxic precondition...

    Zheng Zhang, Chao Yang, Mingzhi Shen, Ming Yang, Zhitao Jin, Liping Ding, Wei Jiang, Junke Yang, Haixu Chen, Feng Cao and Taohong Hu

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:89

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Autologous bone marrow-derived cell transplantation in decompensated alcoholic liver disease: what is the impact on liver histology and gene expression patterns?

    Liver stem cell therapy (SCT) has been suggested as a promising means to improve liver regeneration in advanced liver disease. However, data from trials are heterogeneous, with no systematic histological evalu...

    Nicolas Lanthier, Nathalie Lin-Marq, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Sophie Clément, Nicolas Goossens and Laurent Spahr

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:88

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Isolation and characterization of equine native MSC populations

    In contrast to humans in which mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) therapies are still largely in the clinical trial phase, MSCs have been used therapeutically in horses for over 15 years, thus constituting a ...

    Cristina L. Esteves, Tara A. Sheldrake, Simone P. Mesquita, Juan J. Pesántez, Timothy Menghini, Lucy Dawson, Bruno Péault and F. Xavier Donadeu

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:80

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    CK2.1, a bone morphogenetic protein receptor type Ia mimetic peptide, repairs cartilage in mice with destabilized medial meniscus

    Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We r...

    Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B. Kirn Safran and Anja Nohe

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:82

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells on scaffolds facilitate collagen degradation via upregulation of MMP-9 in rat uterine scars

    Severe injuries of the uterus may trigger uterine scar formation, ultimately leading to infertility or obstetrical complications. To date, few methods have adequately solved the problem of collagen deposition ...

    Lu Xu, Lijun Ding, Lei Wang, Yun Cao, Hui Zhu, Jingjie Lu, Xin’an Li, Tianran Song, Yali Hu and Jianwu Dai

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:84

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Distribution pattern following systemic mesenchymal stem cell injection depends on the age of the recipient and neuronal health

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show therapeutic efficacy in many different age-related degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Very little is currently known about whether or not aging impacts the...

    Claire Fabian, Yahaira Naaldijk, Christiane Leovsky, Adiv A. Johnson, Lukas Rudolph, Carsten Jaeger, Katrin Arnold and Alexandra Stolzing

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:85

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Adult muscle-derived stem cells engraft and differentiate into insulin-expressing cells in pancreatic islets of diabetic mice

    Pancreatic beta cells are unique effectors in the control of glucose homeostasis and their deficiency results in impaired insulin production leading to severe diabetic diseases. Here, we investigated the poten...

    Violeta Mitutsova, Wendy Wai Yeng Yeo, Romain Davaze, Celine Franckhauser, El-Habib Hani, Syahril Abdullah, Patrice Mollard, Marie Schaeffer, Anne Fernandez and Ned J. C. Lamb

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:86

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    The neuroprotective effects of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells are dose-dependent in TNBS colitis

    The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is increasing worldwide with patients experiencing severe impacts on their quality of life. It is well accepted that intestinal inflammation associates with e...

    Ainsley M. Robinson, Ahmed A. Rahman, Sarah Miller, Rhian Stavely, Samy Sakkal and Kulmira Nurgali

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:87

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Interleukin-1 primes human mesenchymal stem cells towards an anti-inflammatory and pro-trophic phenotype in vitro

    Inflammation is a key contributor to central nervous system (CNS) injury such as stroke, and is a major target for therapeutic intervention. Effective treatments for CNS injuries are limited and applicable to ...

    Elena Redondo-Castro, Catriona Cunningham, Jonjo Miller, Licia Martuscelli, Sarah Aoulad-Ali, Nancy J. Rothwell, Cay M. Kielty, Stuart M. Allan and Emmanuel Pinteaux

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:79

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Engagement of cellular prion protein with the co-chaperone Hsp70/90 organizing protein regulates the proliferation of glioblastoma stem-like cells

    Glioblastoma (GBM), a highly aggressive brain tumor, contains a subpopulation of glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) that play roles in tumor maintenance, invasion, and therapeutic resistance. GSCs are therefo...

    Rebeca Piatniczka Iglesia, Mariana Brandão Prado, Lilian Cruz, Vilma Regina Martins, Tiago Góss Santos and Marilene Hohmuth Lopes

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:76

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Hepatic population derived from human pluripotent stem cells is effectively increased by selective removal of undifferentiated stem cells using YM155

    Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are promising target cells for cell regenerative medicine together with recently advanced technology of in-vitro di...

    Seok-Jin Kang, Young-Il Park, So-Ryeon Hwang, Hee Yi, Nga Tham, Hyun-Ok Ku, Jae-Young Song and Hwan-Goo Kang

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:78

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Pre-incubation with hucMSC-exosomes prevents cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by activating autophagy

    The administration of cisplatin is limited due to its nephrotoxic side effects, and prevention of this nephrotoxicity of cisplatin is difficult. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived exosomes have been implicate...

    Bingying Wang, Haoyuan Jia, Bin Zhang, Juanjuan Wang, Cheng Ji, Xueming Zhu, Yongmin Yan, Lei Yin, Jing Yu, Hui Qian and Wenrong Xu

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:75

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    Intraarterial transplantation of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells in hyperacute stroke improves vascular function

    Human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) cell therapy is a promising treatment for ischemic stroke. The effects of hyperacute stem cell transplantation on cerebrovascular function in ischemic stroke are, however, not...

    Lei Huang, Yichu Liu, Jianfei Lu, Bianca Cerqueira, Vivek Misra and Timothy Q. Duong

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:74

    Published on: 22 March 2017

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    DNA double-strand breaks in human induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming and long-term in vitro culturing

    Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) play roles in both disease modelling and regenerative medicine. It is critical that the genomic integrity of the cells remains intact and that the DNA repair syste...

    Pavel Simara, Lenka Tesarova, Daniela Rehakova, Pavel Matula, Stanislav Stejskal, Ales Hampl and Irena Koutna

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:73

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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