Publications (2)1.48 Total impact
Article: [Adipose differentiation and adipose tissue engineering of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells using pluronic F-127 hydrogel in vitro].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to investigate the growth and proliferation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) three-dimensionally cultured in Pluronic F-127 gel, in order to explore the cellular compatibility of gel and to investigate the feasibility of BMSCs differentiating into adipocytes in gel. Rat BMSCs were isolated from adult bone marrow, and then cultured and amplified in vitro. The BMSCs derived from the 4th passage were seeded on the scaffolds and incubated in adipogenic stimuli culture to differentiate into adipocytes. BMSCs were dispersed into gel and cultured in vitro for two weeks then the status of adhesion, growth and proliferation of the cells were observed. The edipogenic differentiation of the BMSCs was assessed by cellular morphology and further confirmed by Oil Red O staining. BMSCs were able to attach, grow and proliferate well in Pluronic F-127 gel. The BMSCs differentiated into adipocytes in gel in the presence of adipogenic stimuli over a period of 2 weeks. After only 4 days of adipogenic induction, small lipid droplets were observed within BMSCs in gel wells treated with differentiation media. At the end of 14 days, in the presence of differentiation media in gel, the size of the lipid droplets increased to occupy most of the cytoplasm, consistent with differentiation of BMSCs into adipocytes. Lipid droplets in differentiating BMSCs were positively stained with Oil Red O in the presence of differentiation media in the Pluronic F-127 treatment. We demostrated BMSCs incubated in the 3D Pluronic F-127 gel scaffolds could be induced and differentiated into adipocytes. The system for inducing differentiation of BMSCs into adipocytes is promising to apply in the construction of tissue engineering adipose tissue and the repair of fat injury, and Pluronic F-127 gel may be a suitable scaffold for cellular therapy of BMSCs.Sheng wu yi xue gong cheng xue za zhi = Journal of biomedical engineering = Shengwu yixue gongchengxue zazhi 12/2011; 28(6):1148-53.
Article: MEK/ERK pathway mediates cytoprotection of salvianolic acid B against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in rat bone marrow stem cells.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To improve the survival and/or differentiation of grafted BMSCs (bone marrow stem cells) represents one of the challenges for the promising cell-based therapy. Considerable reports have implicated Sal B (salvianolic acid B), a potent aqueous extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza, in enhancing the survival of cells under various conditions. In this study, we investigated the effect of Sal B on H₂O₂-induced apoptosis in rat BMSCs, focusing on the survival signalling pathways. Results indicated that the MEK [MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase)/ERK (extracellular-signal-regulated kinase) kinase] inhibitor (PD98059) and 10 μM Sal B remarkably prevented BMSCs from H₂O₂-induced apoptosis through attenuating caspase-3 activation, which is accompanied by the significant up-regulation of Bcl-2. In addition, the ROS (reactive oxygen species) accumulation was also reduced after Sal B treatment. Furthermore, Sal B inhibited the ERK1/2 phosphorylations stimulated by H₂O₂. Taken together, our results showed that H₂O₂-induced apoptosis in BMSCs via the ROS/MEK/ERK1/2 pathway and Sal B may exert its cytoprotection through mediating the pathway.Cell Biology International 11/2010; 34(11):1063-8. · 1.48 Impact Factor