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  1. Content type: Research

    Cell therapy for degenerative diseases aims at rescuing tissue damage by delivery of precursor cells. Thus far, this strategy has been mostly unsuccessful due to massive loss of donor cells shortly after trans...

    Authors: Giuliana Di Rocco, Silvia Baldari, Antonietta Gentile, Maurizio Capogrossi and Gabriele Toietta

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:250

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    It is known that, following a physiological insult, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) mobilize and home to the site of injury. However, the effect of injury on the function of endogenous MSCs i...

    Authors: Ben Antebi, Kerfoot P. Walker III, Arezoo Mohammadipoor, Luis A. Rodriguez, Robbie K. Montgomery, Andriy I. Batchinsky and Leopoldo C. Cancio

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:251

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    WNT5A is known to be involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. This study investigated the molecular mechanism of exosomal miR-92a-3p and WNT5A in chondrogenesis and cartilage degeneration.

    Authors: Guping Mao, Ziji Zhang, Shu Hu, Zhiqi Zhang, Zongkun Chang, Zhiyu Huang, Weiming Liao and Yan Kang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:247

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    Cultivated oral mucosal epithelial cells (OMECs) are widely used in the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) for their ocular reconstruction capability. As the most important component of the limbal...

    Authors: Xin-Yue Zhao, Hua-Tao Xie, Chao-Ye Duan, Jing Li and Ming-Chang Zhang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:256

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:270

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    The increasing number of patients with ovarian insufficiency due to autoimmune disorders, genetic predisposition, or iatrogenic effects of treatment such as cancer therapies necessitates an urgent measure to f...

    Authors: Ashraf Hassanpour, Tahereh Talaei-Khozani, Elias Kargar-Abarghouei, Vahid Razban and Zahra Vojdani

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:252

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    Androgen deprivation (AD) as the first-line treatment for advanced prostate cancer (PCa) is insufficient for a long-term effect. Castration resistance remains the greatest obstacle in PCa clinical therapy. Mes...

    Authors: Yang Yu, Qingyun Zhang, Chengzhong Ma, Xue Yang, Rui Lin, Hongxiang Zhang, Yan Liu, Zhipeng Han and Jiwen Cheng

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:242

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    Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) transfer has been attempted as a therapeutic strategy in experimental lung injury and fibrosis. Reduction of neutrophilic infiltration is one of the mechanisms involve...

    Authors: XiaoSan Su, Liu Yang, YanFeng Yin, Jie Huang, Fei Qiao, Yu Fang, Lu Yu, YinYin Wang, KaiHua Zhou and Jun Wang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:253

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    Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a severe complication associated with chemotherapy for female patients of childbearing age. A previous study has shown that bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ...

    Authors: Xiaoying Chen, Qing Wang, Xinran Li, Qingru Wang, Jiaxin Xie and Xiafei Fu

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:240

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  9. Content type: Research

    Through recent studies, the onset of acute pancreatitis in pancreatic acinar cells (PACs) and the regulatory role of PACs in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) have been revealed. During the early stages of pancr...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Woo-Jin Song, Min-Ok Ryu, Aryung Nam, Ju-Hyun An, Jin-Ok Ahn, Dong Ha Bhang, Yun Chan Jung and Hwa-Young Youn

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:255

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    Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells derived from chorionic villi of human term placentae (pMSCs) protect human endothelial cells from injury induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In diabetes, elevated levels of glucose...

    Authors: Y. S. Basmaeil, A. M. Al Subayyil, T. Khatlani, E. Bahattab, M. Al-Alwan, F. M. Abomaray, B. Kalionis, M. A. Alshabibi, A. S. AlAskar and M. H. Abumaree

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:238

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    Cell therapy constitutes an attractive alternative to treat stress urinary incontinence. Although promising results have been demonstrated in this field, the procedure requires further optimization. The most c...

    Authors: Anna Burdzinska, Bartosz Dybowski, Weronika Zarychta-Wiśniewska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Marta Butrym, Radoslaw Zagozdzon, Agnieszka Graczyk-Jarzynka, Piotr Radziszewski, Zdzislaw Gajewski and Leszek Paczek

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:239

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    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an anti-inflammatory role by secreting certain bioactive molecules to exert their therapeutic effects for disease treatment. However, the underlying mechanism of MSCs in chro...

    Authors: Junyu Fan, Xiaojun Tang, Qian Wang, Zhuoya Zhang, Shufang Wu, Wenchao Li, Shanshan Liu, Genhong Yao, Hongwei Chen and Lingyun Sun

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:237

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  13. Content type: Review

    In this review we present current evidence on the possibility of umbilical cord tissue cryopreservation for subsequent clinical use. Protocols for obtaining umbilical cord-derived vessels, Wharton’s jelly-base...

    Authors: Irina Arutyunyan, Timur Fatkhudinov and Gennady Sukhikh

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:236

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    Cell therapy with bone marrow (BM)-derived progenitors has emerged as a promising therapeutic for refractory angina (RA) patients. In the present study, we evaluated the safety and preliminary efficacy of tran...

    Authors: Beatrice Bassetti, Corrado Carbucicchio, Valentina Catto, Elisa Gambini, Erica Rurali, Alberto Bestetti, Giuseppe Gaipa, Daniela Belotti, Fabrizio Celeste, Matteo Parma, Stefano Righetti, Lorenza Biava, Maurizio Arosio, Alice Bonomi, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Paolo Scacciatella…

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:235

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    In an earlier pilot study with 10 women, we investigated a new approach for therapy of faecal incontinence (FI) due to obstetric trauma, involving ultrasound-guided injection of autologous skeletal muscle-deri...

    Authors: Andrea Frudinger, Rainer Marksteiner, Johann Pfeifer, Eva Margreiter, Johannes Paede and Marco Thurner

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:233

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    Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are considered as candidate cells for the regeneration of periodontal and alveolar bone tissues. Antisense to the cerebellar degeneration-related protein 1 transcript (...

    Authors: Xiaobei Li, Yunfei Zheng, Yan Zheng, Yiping Huang, Yixin Zhang, Lingfei Jia and Weiran Li

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:232

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  17. Content type: Research

    An understanding of the mechanism underlying adipogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) will provide new therapeutic approaches for many diseases, including osteopor...

    Authors: Yangling Wang, Lei Yang, Xiaofeng Liu, Tao Hong, Tao Wang, Aiwu Dong, Jiangxiong Li, Xiaoyuan Xu and Lingling Cao

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:231

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    Inner ear hair cells as mechanoreceptors are extremely important for hearing. Defects in hair cells are a major cause of deafness. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are promising for regenerating inner ea...

    Authors: Jianling Chen, Fanfan Hong, Cui Zhang, Liang Li, Cuicui Wang, Haosong Shi, Yong Fu and Jinfu Wang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:230

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  19. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained two minor errors affecting the labelling of Fig. 3d and Figs. 6b & 6c; these errors have now been corrected in the respective figures in the original article.

    Authors: Emily R. Moore, Ya Xing Zhu, Han Seul Ryu and Christopher R. Jacobs

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:229

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    The original article was published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:190

  20. Content type: Review

    Glioma, which accounts for more than 30% of primary central nervous system tumours, is characterised by symptoms such as headaches, epilepsy, and blurred vision. Glioblastoma multiforme is the most aggressive,...

    Authors: Qing Zhang, Wei Xiang, Dong-ye Yi, Bing-zhou Xue, Wan-wan Wen, Ahmed Abdelmaksoud, Nan-xiang Xiong, Xiao-bing Jiang, Hong-yang Zhao and Peng Fu

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:228

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  21. Content type: Research

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is caused by blood clotting in the deep veins. Thrombosis resolution and recanalization can be accelerated by endothelial progenitor cells. In this report, we investigated the effect...

    Authors: Jiacheng Sun, Zhiwei Zhang, Teng Ma, Ziying Yang, Jinlong Zhang, Xuan Liu, Da Lu, Zhenya Shen, Junjie Yang and Qingyou Meng

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:223

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  22. Content type: Review

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a worldwide public health issue due to its increasing incidence, significant mortality, and lack of specific target-orientated therapy. Developments in mesenchymal stem cell (...

    Authors: Lingfei Zhao, Chenxia Hu, Ping Zhang, Hua Jiang and Jianghua Chen

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:225

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  23. Content type: Research

    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a critical molecule involved in various biological functions. Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) affect cellular NAD+ levels and play essentia...

    Authors: Siyuan Zha, Zhen Li, Qing Cao, Fei Wang and Fang Liu

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:224

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:269

  24. Content type: Research

    Tooth agenesis, one of the most common developmental anomalies, can affect the function and esthetics of patients. The aim of the present study was to identify genetic clues for familial tooth agenesis and exp...

    Authors: Tianyi Xin, Ting Zhang, Qian Li, Tingting Yu, Yunyan Zhu, Ruili Yang and Yanheng Zhou

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:221

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  25. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained a small typo affecting the co-author, Mohammed Al-Hawwas’s name. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Nimshitha Pavathuparambil Abdul Manaph, Mohammed Al-Hawwas, Larisa Bobrovskaya, Patrick T. Coates and Xin-Fu Zhou

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:222

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    The original article was published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:189

  26. Content type: Research

    Irradiation-induced kidney damage is inevitable during radiotherapeutic practice, which limits effective radiotherapy doses on tumor treatment. In the present study, the role of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) signali...

    Authors: Lijian Shao, Wuping Yang, Rui Xu, Shuqin Zhu, Yanqiu Huang, Huan Li, Xincheng Wu, Mengzhen Yue, Xiaoliang Xiong, Xiaowen Chen, Bohai Kuang, Guangqin Fan, Qingxian Zhu and Huihong Zeng

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:219

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  27. Content type: Research

    Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-based therapy is a promising strategy for preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with the potential to induce tissue regeneration. In search of the best cell...

    Authors: Cinzia Rota, Marina Morigi, Domenico Cerullo, Martino Introna, Ornella Colpani, Daniela Corna, Chiara Capelli, Ton J. Rabelink, Danielle G. Leuning, Daniela Rottoli, Ariela Benigni, Carlamaria Zoja and Giuseppe Remuzzi

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:220

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  28. Content type: Research

    Skin is an organ that plays an important role as a physical barrier and has many other complex functions. Skin mimetics may be useful for studying the pathophysiology of diseases in vitro and for repairing les...

    Authors: Yena Kim, Narae Park, Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Hyerin Jung, Kijun Lee and Ji Hyeon Ju

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:217

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  29. Content type: Research

    The effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on bone nonunion have been reported for many years. Many studies and randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that EMF exhibited benefits in curing delayed uni...

    Authors: Chang Tu, Yifan Xiao, Yongzhuang Ma, Hua Wu and Mingyu Song

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:215

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  30. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate if epigenetically modified human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) can regulate the Th17-related immune responses.

    Authors: Kyoung-Woon Kim, Hye Joung Kim, Bo-Mi Kim, Yong-Rim Kwon, Hae-Rim Kim and Yoo-Jin Kim

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:208

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  31. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine and metabolic disorder that affects female fertility. However, with the lack of a corresponding research model, the pathology mechanism of PCOS is poorly ...

    Authors: Zheying Min, Qian Gao, Xiumei Zhen, Yong Fan, Tao Tan, Rong Li, Yue Zhao and Yang Yu

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:210

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  32. Content type: Research

    Autologous grafting, despite some disadvantages, is still considered the gold standard for reconstruction of maxillofacial bone defects. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone regeneration using bone marro...

    Authors: Cecilie Gjerde, Kamal Mustafa, Sølve Hellem, Markus Rojewski, Harald Gjengedal, Mohammed Ahmed Yassin, Xin Feng, Siren Skaale, Trond Berge, Annika Rosen, Xie-Qi Shi, Aymen B. Ahmed, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Hubert Schrezenmeier and Pierre Layrolle

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:213

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  33. Content type: Research

    Adipose tissue-derived stem cells are considered to be a promising source in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In addition to direct cell replacement using adipose tissue or purified stem ce...

    Authors: Barbara Bellei, Emilia Migliano, Marinella Tedesco, Silvia Caputo, Federica Papaccio, Gianluca Lopez and Mauro Picardo

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:207

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  34. Content type: Research

    Differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into hepatocytes has important clinical significance in providing a new stem cell source for cell therapy of terminal liver disease. The differe...

    Authors: Ziran Xu, Xia He, Xu Shi, Yuhan Xia, Xiaomei Liu, Haitao Wu, Pengdong Li, Hongyu Zhang, Weisi Yin, Xiubo Du, Lisha Li and Yulin Li

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:211

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  35. Content type: Research

    Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have been extensively explored as a promising therapeutic agent due to their differentiation, proliferation and migration abilities. The epigenetic mechanisms tha...

    Authors: Chongyang Shen, Qingli Quan, Chuan Yang, Yueqiang Wen and Hong Li

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:212

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  36. Content type: Research

    Although many reports show that various kinds of stem cells have the ability to recover the function of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), few studies are associated with the mechanism of stem cell treatme...

    Authors: Boxian Huang, Jiafeng Lu, Chenyue Ding, Qinyan Zou, Wei Wang and Hong Li

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:216

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  37. Content type: Short report

    Human endometrial epithelia undergo injury repair and regeneration with the menstrual cycle; however, mechanisms underpinning the roles of endometrial epithelial cells in endometrial lesions and regeneration r...

    Authors: Dandan Li, Hui Li, Ying Wang, Ahmed Eldomany, Jing Wu, Chao Yuan, Jing Xue, Juan Shi, Yuanyuan Jia, Chunfang Ha, Shuxia Han, Xiaoming Liu, Jiali Yang and Dan Liu

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:209

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  38. Content type: Research

    Several studies have confirmed that gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) of specific concentration and size exert a boosting effect on cell proliferation; however, the mechanism through which this effect occurs remains ...

    Authors: Chen Li, Zhuoquan Li, Yan Zhang, Abdel Hamid Fathy and Min Zhou

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:214

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  39. Content type: Research

    Deletions and mutations in the SHANK3 gene are strongly associated with autism spectrum disorder and underlie the autism-associated disorder Phelan–McDermid syndrome. SHANK3 is a scaffolding protein found at the ...

    Authors: Samuel E. Taylor, Ruth D. Taylor, Jack Price and Laura C. Andreae

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:206

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  40. Content type: Research

    Differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells to osteoblasts is widely performed in research laboratories. Classical tests to prove this differentiation employ procedures such as cell fixation, cell lysis or cell ...

    Authors: Hanna Hanna, Lluis M. Mir and Franck M. Andre

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:203

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  41. Content type: Research

    Hematopoietic lineage cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great promise for the treatment of hematological diseases and providing sufficient cells for immune therapy. However, a simple...

    Authors: Fuyu Duan, Rujin Huang, Fengzhi Zhang, Yonglin Zhu, Lin Wang, Xia Chen, Lufeng Bai, Wei Guo, Sophia Chia-Ning Chang, Xiaoyu Hu and Jie Na

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:205

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  42. Content type: Review

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. Heart failure remains a major contributor to this mortality. Despite major therapeutic advances over the past d...

    Authors: Haissam Abou-Saleh, Fouad A. Zouein, Ahmed El-Yazbi, Despina Sanoudou, Christophe Raynaud, Christopher Rao, Gianfranco Pintus, Hassan Dehaini and Ali H. Eid

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:201

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  43. Content type: Research

    As the prevalence of therapeutic approaches involving transplanted cells increases, so does the need to noninvasively track the cells to determine their homing patterns. Of particular interest is the fate of t...

    Authors: Sean K. Sweeney, Gohar S. Manzar, Nicholas Zavazava and Jose G. Assouline

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:204

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Patients with scarred vocal folds (congenitally or following phonosurgery) are currently difficult to treat and present a dysphonia, often disabling in daily life. Several therapies are available on the market...

    Authors: Alexia Mattei, Jérémy Magalon, Baptiste Bertrand, Fanny Grimaud, Joana Revis, Mélanie Velier, Julie Veran, Patrick Dessi, Florence Sabatier and Antoine Giovanni

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:202

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  45. Content type: Research

    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is becoming a promising strategy to treat early intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) in clinics. Pure PRP without leukocytes (P-PRP) may decrease the catabolic and inflammatory cha...

    Authors: Shan-zheng Wang, Wei-min Fan, Jun Jia, Liang-yu Ma, Jia-bin Yu and Chen Wang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:199

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  46. Content type: Research

    Male germline stem cells (mGSCs) offer great promise in regenerative medicine and animal breeding due to their capacity to maintain self-renewal and to transmit genetic information to the next generation follo...

    Authors: Yinshan Bai, Cui Zhu, Meiying Feng, Hengxi Wei, Li Li, Xiuchun Tian, Zhihong Zhao, Shanshan Liu, Ningfang Ma, Xianwei Zhang, Ruyi Shi, Chao Fu, Zhenfang Wu and Shouquan Zhang

    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:200

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