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ABSTRACT: To investigate the correlation between the expressions of glypican-3 (GPC3) and Notch1 and their roles in the tumorigenesis and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Immunohistochemistry and computerized image analysis were utilized to quantitatively detect the expressions of GPC3 and Notch1 in 30 HCC tissue specimens. In the 30 HCC specimens, GPC3 expression decreased significantly as the grade of tumor differentiation increased (P<0.05 or P<0.01), while Notch1 expression presented with a reverse pattern of changes (P<0.05 or P<0.01). An obvious negative correlation was found between the expressions of GPC3 and Notch1 in HCC tissues (rp=-0.607, P=0.000; r=-0.692, P=0.000). The expressions of GPC3 and Notch1 show a negative correlation in HCC, suggesting a possible mechanism for mutual regulation between them to contribute to the tumorigenesis and progression of HCC.Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 04/2013; 33(4):590-2.
Article: [Long-term culture and identification of CD133⁺ hematopoietic progenitor cells from human umbilical cord blood].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To isolate CD133(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells from human umbilical cord blood and optimize the culture condition for maintaining their stem cell characteristics. CD133(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells were isolated from human umbilical cord blood using magnetic cell sorting system, and the cells were detected by flow cytometry. Four methods were used for culturing cells. After 8 weeks' culture, cytomorphology, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence assay were used to identify the characteristics of the stem cells. Over 80% of CD133(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells were isolated from human umbilical cord blood using magnetic cell sorting system. The cells were effectively expanded using optimized serum-free medium after 8 weeks of cell culture, whereas the cells in other media differentiated into adherent cells in a poor state. The optimized serum-free medium allows effective expansion of CD133(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells that maintain stem cell characteristics after a long-term culture.Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 03/2012; 32(3):349-53.