Publications (2)7.78 Total impact
Article: Repair of critical-sized rat calvarial defects using genetically engineered bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells overexpressing hypoxia-inducible factor-1α.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The processes of angiogenesis and bone formation are coupled both temporally and spatially during bone repair. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have been effectively used to heal critical-size bone defects. Enhancing their ability to undergo angiogenic and osteogenic differentiation will enhance their potential use in bone regeneration. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) has recently been identified as a major regulator of angiogenic-osteogenic coupling. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that HIF-1α gene therapy could be used to promote the repair of critical-sized bone defects. Using lentivirus-mediated delivery of wild-type (HIF) or constitutively active HIF-1α (cHIF), we found that in cultured BMSCs in vitro, HIF and cHIF significantly enhanced osteogenic and angiogenic mRNA and protein expression when compared with the LacZ group. We found that HIF-1α-overexpressing BMSCs dramatically improved the repair of critical-sized calvarial defects, including increased bone volume, bone mineral density, blood vessel number, and blood vessel area in vivo. These data confirm the essential role of HIF-1α modified BMSCs in angiogenesis and osteogenesis in vitro and in vivo.Stem Cells 09/2011; 29(9):1380-90. · 7.78 Impact Factor
Article: Determination of phenolic compounds using high-performance liquid chromatography with Ce4+-Tween 20 chemiluminescence detection[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A novel method for the simultaneous determination of phenolic compounds such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, phloroglucinol, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and m-nitrophenol by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with chemiluminescence (CL) detection was developed. The procedure was based on the chemiluminescent enhancement by phenolic compounds of the cerium(IV)-Tween 20 system in a sulfuric acid medium. The separation was carried out with an isocratic elution or with a gradient elution using a mixture of methanol and 1.5% acetic acid. For six phenolic compounds, the detection limits (3σ) were in the range 1.40–5.02 ng/ml and the relative standard deviations (n=11) for the determination of 0.1 μg/ml compounds were in the range 1.9–2.9%. The CL reaction was well compatible with the mobile phase of HPLC, no baseline drift often occurred in HPLC–CL detection was observed with a gradient elution. The method has been successfully applied to the determination of salicylic acid and resorcinol in Dermatitis Clear Tincture and p-hydroxybenzoic acid in apple juices.Analytica Chimica Acta.