Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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List of Papers (Total 1,335)

Cardiomyocyte differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow: new regulators and its implications

In the past years, cardiac mortality has decreased, but cardiac diseases are still responsible for millions of deaths every year worldwide. Bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation may be a promising therapeutic strategy because of its capacity to differentiate into cardiac cells. Current research indicates that chemical substances, microRNAs, and cytokines have...

Strategies to improve the therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stromal cells in respiratory diseases

Due to their anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic, antimicrobial, and antifibrotic properties, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been considered a promising alternative for treatment of respiratory diseases. Nevertheless, even though MSC administration has been demonstrated to be safe in clinical trials, to date, few studies have shown evidence of MSC efficacy in respiratory...

Human mesenchymal stem cells in spheroids improve fertility in model animals with damaged endometrium

BackgroundAsherman’s syndrome (AS) is one of the gynecological disorders caused by the destruction of the endometrium. For some cases of AS available surgical methods and hormonal therapy are ineffective. Stem cell transplantation may offer a potential alternative for AS cure.MethodsHuman endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (eMSC) organized in spheroids were transplanted in rats...

BCN057 induces intestinal stem cell repair and mitigates radiation-induced intestinal injury

BackgroundRadiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome (RIGS) results from the acute loss of intestinal stem cells (ISC), impaired epithelial regeneration, and subsequent loss of the mucosal barrier, resulting in electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, weight loss, sepsis, and mortality. The high radiosensitivity of the intestinal epithelium limits effective radiotherapy against...

Bone regeneration by human dental pulp stem cells using a helioxanthin derivative and cell-sheet technology

BackgroundHuman dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), which have the ability to differentiate into multiple lineages, were recently identified. DPSCs can be collected readily from extracted teeth and are now considered to be a type of mesenchymal stem cell with higher clonogenic and proliferative potential than bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs). Meanwhile, the treatment of severe bone...

Delivery of VEGFA in bone marrow stromal cells seeded in copolymer scaffold enhances angiogenesis, but is inadequate for osteogenesis as compared with the dual delivery of VEGFA and BMP2 in a subcutaneous mouse model

BackgroundIn bone tissue engineering (BTE), extensive research into vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA)-mediated angiogenesis has yielded inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence on angio- and osteogenesis of adenoviral-mediated delivery of VEGFA alone or in combination with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in bone marrow stromal...

Curcumin-mediated bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell sheets create a favorable immune microenvironment for adult full-thickness cutaneous wound healing

BackgroundAdult full-thickness cutaneous wound repair suffers from an imbalanced immune response, leading to nonfunctional reconstructed tissue and fibrosis. Although various treatments have been reported, the immune-mediated tissue regeneration driven by biomaterial offers an attractive regenerative strategy for damaged tissue repair.MethodsIn this research, we investigated a...