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    ABSTRACT: To investigate whether apollon immunoexpression in breast cancer tissues helps to predict pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). The expressions of Apollon, Her-2, estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) were detected immunohistochemically in biopsy tissues from 124 breast cancer patients. The clinical responses to NAC were evaluated in line with the response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST). The pCR rate was analyzed for different types of breast cancer. The correlations between Apollon status with Her-2, ER, PR, lymph node status and tumor size were analyzed. Immunohistochemistry was used to compared the changes in Apollon expression in the breast cancer tissues before and after NAC. The pCR rate was 18.5% (23/124) in these patients. Negative expressions of apollon, ER and PR were all associated with a higher pCR rate after NAC. Apollon was significantly correlated with Her-2, ER, PR and lymph node involvement. Chemotherapy significantly down-regulated apollon expression in the tumor cells. A negative apollon expression might be a predictor of pCR in patients with breast cancer.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1201-1205.
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    ABSTRACT: To establish a two-step pretargeting approach to lymphoma radioimmunoimaging in mice using biotinynaled CD45 monoclonal antibody (McAb) and (188)Re-avidin in a tumor-bearing mouse model. Six Nod-Scid mice bearing lymphoma cell xenograft were randomized to receive either an intravenous injection of 50 µg/200 µL biotinyled CD45 McAb followed 24 h later by an intraperitoneal injection of 3.7 MBq (50 µg/100 µL) (188)Re-avidin (two-step pretargeting group), or a single intravenous injection of 3.7 MBq (100 µg/100 µL) (188)Re-CD45 McAb (control group). SPECT was performed at 0.5, 1, 6 and 23 h post-injection to characterize (188)Re isotope biodistribution. At 24 h pos-injection, the mice were sacrificed for measurement of radioactivity uptake in the tumor and normal tissues and calculation of the tumor-to-non-tumor (T/NT) ratios. SPECT showed that the two-step pretargeting method resulted in a low radioactivity in the blood pool during the imaging and a concentrated radioactivity in the liver and spleen. The transplanted tumor began to be displayed at 1 h post-injection and was clearly displayed at 1-6 h; the images were clear even at 23 h. With the two-step pretargeting method, the radioactive uptake at 24 h post-injection were (1.34∓0.52)%, (6.77∓2.32)%, and (2.81∓1.25)% in the tumor, kidney and liver, respectively, with low radioactivity levels in other organs and high tumor/blood and tumor/muscle ratios (4.28∓0.82 and 8.00∓0.88, respectively). In the control group, SPECT revealed intense radioactivity in the liver, spleen, and kidneys with obscure display of the tumor; at 20 h, the radioactivity in the blood pool remained high but that in the tumor was low, and the tumor/blood and tumor/muscle ratios at 24 h were only 0.58∓0.06 and 3.21∓0.24, respectively. Compared with (188)Re-CD45 McAb, the two-step pretargeting approach exhibits a good specificity in targeting lymphoma with an increased T/NT ratio in mice and allows early tumor display at 1 h post-injection.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1175-1179.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of KN93, a calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK II) inhibitor, on SH-SY5Y cell injury induced by bupivacaine hydrochloride. SH-SY5Y cells exposed for 24 h to 1 mmol/L KN93, 1 mmol/L bupivacaine hydrochloride, or both were examined for morphological changes and Cav3.1 protein expressions using Western blotting. The vitality and apoptosis rate of the cells at different time points during the exposures were assessed with MTT assay and flow cytometry, respectively. Bupivacaine hydrochloride exposure caused obvious cell morphologial changes, reduced cell viability, increased cell apoptosis, and enhanced Cav3.1 protein expression. All these changes were partly reversed by treatment of the cells with 1 mmol/L KN93. CaMKII may play a role in bupivacaine hydrochloride-induced SH-SY5Y cells injury, which is related with upregulated Cav3.1 protein expression.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1133-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the inhibitory effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ( LGG) against Cronobacter-induced meningitis in neonatal rats. The cell adhesion and invasion capacities of Cronobacter were assayed in Caco-2 cells, and the optimal time length and concentration of the bacterium for infection were determined. The suppressive effects of LGG on the adhesion and invasion of Cronobacter in caco-2 cells were tested by competitive and exclusion experiments, and its inhibitory effect against Cronobacter-induced meningitis was evaluated in neonatal rats. Cronobacter showed aggressive adhesion to caco-2 cells with an optimal infection time of 3 h. LGG produced a concentration-dependent inhibition of Cronobacter adhesion and invasion by competing with and excluding the latter for cell adhesion. In neonatal rats, LGG showed an obvious preventive effect and also a moderate therapeutic effect against Cronobacter-induced meningitis. LGG can inhibit Cronobacter entry across the intestinal barrier to achieve preventive and therapeutic effects against Cronobacter-induced meningitis.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1079-83.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the role of spd1672 gene in the infection process of Streptococcus pneumoniae. BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally infected by a spd1672 knockout strain and a D39 wild-type strain of S. pneumoniae, and the survival time of mice and blood bacterial counts were recorded. The adhesion and invasion ability of S. pneumoniae strains were assessed in A549 cells. Bactericidal assays were carried out to determine the resistance of spd1672 knockout strains and D39 wild strains, and the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines were detected in the infected mice. The mice infected with spd1672 knockout strains showed a significantly longer median survival time, a higher survival rate, and a lower blood bacterial load than the wild strain-infected mice (P<0.05). Having a similar cell adhesion ability to the wild-type strain (P>0.05), the spd1672 knockout strain showed significantly lower cell invasion ability than the wild-type strain (P<0.05). The spd1672 knockout strain also had a reduced resistance to whole blood cells, and thw mice infected with spd1672 knockout strain exhibit lower levels of serum inflammatory cytokines than those infected with the wild-type strain. Spd1672 gene is importantly related to the virulence of S. pneumoniae and plays important roles in modulating bacterial invasion, resistance to whole blood cells and proinflammatory responses.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1197-1200.
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    ABSTRACT: We propose a cross-correlation method for automatic extraction of the pennation angle (PA) of the gastrocnemius (GM) muscle from ultrasound radiofrequency (RF) signals. The ultrasound RF signals of the GM muscles in tension condition from normal subjects and the simulated ultrasound signals were collected. After the starting point of tracking, a fascicle was selected in the reconstructed GM ultrasound image from the RF signals, and the fascicle and deep aponeurosis could be automatically tracked using the cross-correlation algorithm. The lines of the fascicle and deep aponeurosis were then drawn and the PA was calculated. The reproducibility of the proposed method and its consistency with the manual measurement method were tested. The angles of the simulated fascicles were precisely extracted automatically. The difference between the experimental measurement and the theoretical values was less than 1°. The PA measured automatically and manually was 20.48°∓0.47° and 21.49°∓1.79°, respectively. The coefficient of variation (CV) of the two methods was less than 3% and the root-mean square error (RMSE) was less than 1°. Bland-Altman plot showed a good agreement between the proposed automatic method and the manual method. The proposed cross-correlation automatic measurement method can detect the orientation of the fascicle and deep aponeurosis and measure the PA based on ultrasound RF signals with serious speckle noise.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1116-1121.
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    ABSTRACT: To test the effect of sulindac on autistic behaviors in a rat model and explore the possible mechanisms. Autistic rat models were established by a single intraperitoneal injection of sodium valproate (VPA) at 12.5 days of pregnancy. The pregnant rats were treated with oral sulindac at a daily dose of 80 mg/kg until weaning of the newborn rats (23 days after being born), which were divided into control, VPA treatment, sulindac treatment, and VPA+ sulindac treatment groups. The social interaction and neuroethology of the newborn rats were evaluated at 35 days, and the levels of β-catenin and phosphorylated Gsk3β in the brain tissues were investigated by Western blotting. Compared with the control rats, the rats treated with VPA showed lower social interaction, longer moving time in central area, and reduced standing times. Treatment with sulindac alone resulted in no obvious changes in the social interaction or neuroethology of the newborn rats, but sulindac treatment corrected VPA-induced autistic-like behaviors. Sulindac also attenuated VPA-triggered p-Gsk3β downregulation and β-catenin upregulation in the prefrontal lobe, seahorse and cerebellum. ulindac can improve the behaviors of autistic rats possibly by suppressing Wnt signaling pathway.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1162-5.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on the growth and invasion of gallbladder cancer cells. The CAFs were isolated from human primary gallbladder carcinoma tissues by tissue culture and digestion methods. The cells were purified by differential adhesion method, and the primary cells were identified morphologically and immunocytochemically. The proliferation and invasion of two human gallbladder carcinoma cell lines (SBC-996 and GBC-SD) co-cultured with CAFs were detected by MTT and Transwell chamber assays. Gallbladder carcinoma CAFs were isolated successfully by both tissue culture and enzyme digestion methods, and the latter method was more convenient and efficient. MTT and Transwell assays showed that CAFs significantly promoted the proliferation and invasion of the two gallbladder carcinoma cell lines. CAFs can promote the proliferation and invasion of gallbladder carcinoma cells in vitro, suggesting the important role of CAFs in the development of gallbladder carcinoma.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1149-1154.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of thalidomide on the development of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ). Thirty-six rats were randomly divided into groups A, B and C, and treated with saline, zoledronate and zoledronate plus thalidomide, respectively. Three weeks later, the left maxillary first molars of the rats were extracted. Four and eight weeks after tooth extraction, samples were harvested for evaluation of osteonecrosis of the jaws, microvessel density, and cell apoptosis. At both of the time points, no exposed dead bone was observed at the extraction socket areas in the rats except for some small fistulas in groups B and C. Histological examination confirmed the absence of dead bone in group A, whereas small areas of dead bone were observed around the extraction socket in groups B and C. Compared with those in group A, the percentage of empty lacunae and the area of dead bone were significantly increased (P<0.01), whereas bone lacunae density was significantly decreased (P<0.01) in groups B and C at both time points. Microvessel density in groups B and C were also significantly decreased (P<0.01) by 25.87% and 55.27% at week 4, and by 45.62% and 72.84% at week 8, respectively; the apoptotic cells in groups B and C increased by 54.80% and 87.89% at week 4 (P<0.01), and by 208.08% and 250.58% at week 8 (P<0.01), respectively. Thalidomide can aggravate zoledronate-induced early-stage BRONJ, and their osteonecrosis-inducing effect of the jaw may be attributed, at least partly, to the inhibition of angiogenesis.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1084-1089.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the molecular mechanisms of continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) combined with ulinastatin (ULI) (CVVH-ULI) for the treatment of septic shock. Human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs) were incubated with serums isolated from normal healthy people (control), septic shock patients treated with conventional therapy (CT) or treated with CVVH combined with ULI (CVVH-ULI). Endothelial permeability was evaluated by the leakage of FITC-labeled albumin. The morphological changes of F-actin was evaluated by Rhodamine-phalloidin. The phosphorylated levels of p38 were determined by Western blot. Cells were then treated with p38inhibitor (SB203580), or DMSO, followed by incubation with serum from septic shock patients treated with conventional therapy. Endothelial permeability and F-actin rearrangements were also evaluated as noted above. Serum from CT group increased endothelial permeability, F-actin rearrangements, and phosphorylated levels of p38, which were inhibited by CVVH-ULI treatment. Moreover, in CT group, the serum-induced endothelial hyperpermeability and F-actin rearrangements were inhibited by SB203580, the inhibitor of p38. CVVH combined with ulinastatin decreases endothelial hyperpermeability induced by septic shock through inhibiting p38 MAPK pathways.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1189-1192.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects of Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) on the proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle of K562 cells and explore the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. PNS-induced growth inhibition of K562 cells was detected by MTT assay; the cell apoptosis was evaluated by AO/EB staining and Annexin V-FITC/ PI staining; flow cytometry was used to detect cell cycle changes in the treated cells. The mRNA expressions of the molecules in mTOR signaling pathway were examined by RT-PCR, and the cellular expressions of cleaved caspeas-3, cyclin D1 and major proteins in mTOR signaling pathway were detected using Western blotting. MTT assay showed that treatment with 100-800 µg/mL PNS significantly inhibited the proliferation, promoted the cell apoptosis, and caused cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 phase in K562 cells. Western blotting revealed increased protein expression of cleaved caspase-3 and decreased expression of cyclin D1 in PNS-treated cells, in which the proteins expressions of mTOR, p-mTOR, p-p70S6K and p-4E-BP 1 and the mRNA expression of mTOR were all decreased. PNS can inhibit the proliferation, induce apoptosis and cause cell cycle arrest in K562 cells possibly by up-regulating cleaved caspase 3 and down-regulating cyclin D1 and mTOR signaling pathway.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1103-1109.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the changes in whole brain gray matter volume in patients with trigeminal neuralgia using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). Twenty-eight patients with trigeminal neuralgia and 28 healthy controls underwent magnetic resonance imaging with a Philips 1.5T MRI scanner. VBM was used to compare the structural differences in the whole brain gray matter between the two groups based on the DARTEL after data preprocessing with SPM8 software package. Compared with the healthy controls, the patients with trigeminal neuralgia presented with decreased gray matter volume in several brain regions including the bilateral middle temporal gyrus, bilateral superior/middle frontal gyrus, left pre-/post-central gyrus, right fusiform and anterior cingulate gyrus. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia had abnormal gray matter volume in some brain regions associated with perception and processing of pain sensation. These changes may provide clues for further exploration of the neuropathogenic basis of trigeminal neuralgia.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1180-1183.
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the effect of anti-survivin oligonucleotides (ASODN) on the invasion and growth of peritoneally implanted ovarian cancer cell xenografts in nude mice. Nude mouse models bearing peritoneally implanted ovarian cancer cell (SKOV3) xenografts were established and subjected to intraperitoneal injection of survivin ASODN or saline (control). The number and weight of the intraperitoneal xenografts were compared between the two groups.The expressions of interieukin (IL-6), signal transducer and activator of transcription3 (STAT3), phosphorylated STAT3 (p-STAT3), and survivin protein in the tumor tissues were detected with Western blotting in both groups. Compared with those in the control group, the number and weight of the intraperitoneal xenografts were significantly reduced in ASODN group (P<0.05). ASODN treatment also resulted in significantly lowered protein levels of IL-6, STAT3, p-STAT3, and survivin in the tumor tissues (P<0.05). Survivin ASODN can suppress the invasion and migration capacity of ovarian cancer cells and inhibit peritoneal metastasis of the tumor in nude mice possibly though down-regulation of IL-6/STAT3 signaling pathway.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1211-1214.
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    ABSTRACT: To prepare and characterize rabbit polyclonal antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii vacuolar proton pyrophosphatase type I (TgVP1). Two synthesized peptides TgVP1-1 and TgVP1-2 as the haptens were conjugated with KLH to immunize rabbits. Indirect ELISA showed that the titers of rabbit anti-TgVP1-1 polyclonal antibody and rabbit anti-TgVP1-2 polyclonal antibody reached 1:128 000. Western blotting results revealed that both purified polyclonal antibodies could specifically bind to a purified 85 kD T. gondii protein predicted as TgVP1. The protein detected by these two polyclonal antibodies was distributed in the cytoplasm of T. gondii tachyzoite, and this distribution pattern was consistent with that of acidocalcisome. The peptide-based method of antibody generation is efficient and the obtained TgVP1 polyclonal antibodies possess a high specificity to facilitate further study of T. gondii acidocalcisome and the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1137-42.
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the soft tissue regeneration after implantation of two novel citric acid-based biodegradable materials in the skull defects in rats. Two novel citric acid-based biodegradable materials were implanted in the muscular tissues in the thigh and harvested 2 weeks later. Another 40 rats with surgically induced cranial defect were randomized into control group, autograft group, CUPE-HA group, and POC-HA group (n=10), and 3 months after implantation, the materials were harvested for histological and morphometric analyses. Soft tissue regeneration was stimulated by the two biodegradable materials in the muscular tissues. The implants also stimulated angiogenesis and soft tissue regeneration in the cranial defect and accelerated of intramembranous ossification. The 2 novel citric acid-based biodegradable materials can induce angiogenesis and soft tissue regeneration and accelerate intramembranous ossification in rats with cranial defects.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1184-1188.
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of allitridum on rapidly delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr) in HEK293 cell line. HEK293 cells were transiently transfected with HERG channel cDNA plasmid pcDNA3.1 via Lipofectamine. Allitridum was added to the extracellular solution by partial perfusion after giga seal at the final concentration of 30 µmol/L. Whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to record the HERG currents and gating kinetics before and after allitridum exposure at room temperature. The amplitude and density of IHERG were both suppressed by allitridum in a voltage-dependent manner. In the presence of allitridum, the peak current of IHERG was reduced from 73.5∓4.3 pA/pF to 42.1∓3.6 pA/pF at the test potential of +50 mV (P<0.01). Allitridum also concentration-dependently decreased the density of the IHERG. The IC50 of allitridum was 34.74 µmol/L with a Hill coefficient of 1.01. Allitridum at 30 µmol/L caused a significant positive shift of the steady-state activation curve of IHERG and a markedly negative shift of the steady-state inactivation of IHERG, and significantly shortened the slow time constants of IHERG deactivation. Allitridum can potently block IHERG in HEK293 cells, which might be the electrophysiological basis for its anti-arrhythmic action.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1128-1132.
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the anesthetic efficacy and safety of bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in patients undergoing arthrolysis for shoulder periarthritis. Twenty-seven patients (ASA class I-II) undergoing bilateral shoulder joint release surgery and 24 ml received bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block anesthesia with 0.4% ropivacaine and 0.8% lidocaine. The visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for shoulder joint pain were recorded before and after anesthesia. The efficacy of axillary nerve, dorsal scapular nerve and suprascapular nerve block was evaluated, and the anesthetic effect and complications was assessed during surgery. Before and after anesthesia, the range of left and right diaphragmatic muscle movement was measured when the patient took a quiet breath and a deep breath. The patients showed no significant variations in MAP, HR, or SpO2 after anesthesia. The VAS scores of shoulder joint pain during anteflexion, abduction, posterior extension, rotation, posterior extension and medial rotation were significantly lowered after anesthesia (P<0.05), but the left and the right diaphragm movement range showed no significant difference between quiet breath and deep breath (P>0.05). The rates of complete block of the axillary nerve and dorsal scapular nerve was 100%, and that of suprascapular nerve was 92.6%. Partial phrenic nerve block occurred in 1 case with mild local anesthetic toxicity in another. Bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in patients has excellent analgesic effect in should joint release surgery with good safely.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1193-1196.
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    ABSTRACT: To establish a method for amplifying specific 16S rDNA fragment of algae related with drowning and test its value in drowning diagnosis. Thirty-five rabbits were randomly divided into 3 the drowning group (n=15), postmortem water immersion group (n=15, subjected to air embolism before seawater immersion), and control group(n=5, with air embolism only). Twenty samples of the liver tissues from human corpses found in water were also used, including 14 diatom-positive and 6 diatom-negative samples identified by microwave digestion-vacuum filtration-automated scanning electron microscopy (MD-VF-Auto SEM). Seven known species of algae served as the control algae (Melosira sp, Nitzschia sp, Synedra sp, Navicula sp, Microcystis sp, Cyclotella meneghiniana, and Chlorella sp). The total DNA was extracted from the tissues and algae to amplify the specific fragment of algae followed by 8% polyacrylamide gelelectrophoresis and sliver-staining. In the drowning group, algae was detected in the lungs (100%), liver (86%), and kidney (86%); algae was detected in the lungs in 2 rabbits in the postmortem group (13%) and none in the control group. The positivity rates of algae were significantly higher in the drowning group than in the postmortem group (P<0.05). Of the 20 tissue samples from human corps found in water, 15 were found positive for algae, including sample that had been identified as diatom-negative by MD-VF-Auto SEM. All the 7 control algae samples yielded positive results in PCR. The PCR-based method has a high sensitivity in algae detection for drowning diagnosis and allows simultaneous detection of multiple algae species related with drowning.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1215-1218.
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    ABSTRACT: To optimize the protocols for isolation, in vitro culture, identification and induction of hepatic differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Rat BMSCs were separated and purified by differential adherent culture for 1.5 h with the first medium change at 12 h. The surface markers of BMSCs were detected by flow cytometry. The cells were induced to differentiate into adipogenic, osteogenic, and chondrogenesis lineages. A 3-step protocol including sequential addition of growth factors, cytokines and hormones was used to induce the BMSCs to differentiate into hepatocyte-like cells. The cells isolated using this protocol were positive for CD29, CD44, and CD90 and negative for CD29 and CD45. The adipogenic, osteogenic, and chondrogenic differentiation of the BMSCs were verified by Oil red, Alizarin red, and toluidine blue staining. The BMSCs induced with the 3-step protocol differentiated into hepatic-like cells that expressed hepatocyte-specific proteins (ALB and AFP) and genes. The optimized protocol allows simple and efficient isolation of highly purified populations of BMSCs, which can be induced into hepatic lineages in specific microenvironment.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1090-1096.
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the clinical effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy at different pressure levels on aphasia after craniocerebral injury and assess the patient adherence to the therapies. Thirty-one patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury receiving 30 sessions of HBO therapy at the pressure level of 0.175 MPa and another 31 patients receiving 0.2 MPa therapy were recruited as the treatment groups 1 and 2, respectively; 31 patients who refused to have HBO therapy served as the control group. All the patients received routine therapy. The therapeutic effects were assessed using Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) before and after the therapy. The WAB item and AQ scores, curative effect, and recovery time of aphasia were compared between the 3 groups. The total response rate was significantly lower in the control group as compared with those in treatment groups 1 and 2 (58.06% vs 83.87% and 87.1%). WAB item scores and AQ scores, curative effect, and recovery time of aphasia all showed significant differences between the control group and the two treatment groups (P<0.05), but not between the latter 2 groups (P>0.05). Compared with 0.20 MPa HBO therapy, 0.175 MPa HBO therapy showed a better patient adherence with a significantly lowered non-adherence rate (by 31.37%) an increased partial and total adherence rates (by 13.86% and 17.51%, respectively). HBO therapy at the pressure level of 0.175 MPa is more appropriate for treatment of aphasia after craniocerebral injury to ensure the safety, efficacy and patient compliance.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2015; 35(8):1206-1210.