Masoud Soleimani

Masoud Soleimani
Tarbiat Modares University | TMU · Department of Hematology

PhD

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March 2006 - November 2014
Tarbiat Modares University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (767)
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To supporting growth and functional differentiation of adult stem cells into hepatocytes in a well-controlled manner, we performed differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) to hepatocytes-like cells on a constructed 3-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous biocompatible scaffold. After characterization of the hBMSCs isolated from h...
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Introduction: a perianal fistula is an abnormal tract that connects anal canal to skin. Current medical and surgical interventions have a high failure rate particularly in complex and refractory cases. MSC-derived exosomes have demonstrated immunomodulatory effects without the conventional complications; hence in this study we evaluated the safety...
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Background Exosome administration is a novel medical approach that promises excellent immunomodulatory properties without the conventional side effects of current antitumor necrosis factor drugs and stem cells. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of using mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) exosomes to treat refractory fistulas in patients w...
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Zoledronic acid (ZA) is known as a potent bisphosphonate in osteogenic differentiation, but at high doses, it possesses toxic effects and causes decreased proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts. Therefore, encapsulation of ZA into nanoparticles and control of its release is expected to promote differentiation of stem cells into osteoblast...
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Background: The drug delivery for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) has been unsatisfactory mainly due to the drug resistance and low targeting efficiency. The selective targeting of GBM cells and using a cocktail of therapeutic agents to synergistically induce apoptosis may help enhance the drug delivery. Methods: In this study, mesenc...
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Background Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive and lethal brain cancer, which is incurable with standard cancer treatments. miRNAs have great potential to be used for gene therapy due to their ability to modulate several target genes simultaneously. We found miR-429 is downregulated in GBM and has several predicted target genes from the...
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Cell therapy and tissue engineering as promising candidates for the liver transplantation dilemma are of special interest. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are one of the best sources in this field, but their differentiation methods to hepatocytes have remained challenging. We transduced human iPSCs (hiPSCs) with miR‐122 and off‐let‐7f (hiPSC...
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Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is characterized by an extremely high risk of amputation and vascular issues, resulting in severe morbidity and mortality. In patients with severe limb ischemia with no alternative therapy options, such as endovascular angioplasty or bypass surgery, therapeutic a...
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Objectives: Exosomes, as nano-sized extracellular vehicles acting as cell-to-cell communicators, are novel promising therapeutics in the area of bone tissue engineering. Moreover, magnetic nanoparticles, whose integration with other appropriate components is viewed as an intriguing approach to strengthen bone tissue engineering efficacy. We invest...
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Introduction: This study focused on preparing a multiscale three-dimensional (3D) scaffold using tricalcium phosphate nanoparticles (triCaPNPs) in a substrate of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) polymer for controlled release of exosomes in bone tissue engineering. Methods: A scaffold was fabricated with a material mixture containing acrylic acid (AA) mono...
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Background: In apheresis, collecting an adequate number of CD34+ cells is required for successful autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) procedure. It is difficult to harvest a sufficient number of stem cells in certain patients due to their old age and history of intensive chemotherapy. Plerixafor could mobilize stem cells...
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MicroRNAs are a set of small non-coding RNAs that could change gene expression with post-transcriptional regulation. MiRNAs have a significant role in regulating molecular signaling pathways and innate and adaptive immune system activity. Moreover, miRNAs can be utilized as a powerful instrument for tissue engineers and regenerative medicine by alt...
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Introduction BKPyV associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKPyV-HC) is a major and prevalent outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with no standard treatment option. Adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) against transplant-associated viruses has shown promising potential. We sought to produce virus-specific T cells (VSTs) against BKPyV with t...
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Background: T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-3 (TIM-3) is an immune-checkpoint molecule that is upregulated following allogeneic immune responses and could play an important role in the development and pathogenesis of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The soluble form of TIM-3 (sTIM-3) is increased following the upregulation of membranous TIM...
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Exosomes are extracellular vesicles found in various tissues, blood circulation, and tissue fluids, secreted into the extracellular environment by fusing a multivesicular body with a plasma membrane. Various cell types release these vesicles to contribute to many cellular functions, including intercellular communication, cell proliferation, differe...
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We are going through the greatest global health crisis of the last decades, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic. It may cause morbidity and mortality in some cases, and there is no therapeutic approach with reproducible and favorable outcomes. As clinical manifestations differ from patient to patient, any report regarding clinical symp...
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This is an Erratum to "Biodistribution of Cy5-labeled Thiolated and Methylated Chitosan-Carboxymethyl Dextran Nanoparticles in an Animal Model of Retinoblastoma" [J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2021;17(1):58–68] and does not have an abstract. Please download the PDF or view the article HTML.
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Osteochondral defects are defined most typically by damages to both cartilage and subchondral bone tissue. It is challenging to develop bilayered scaffolds that regenerate both of these lineages simultaneously. In the present study, an electrospun bilayer nanofibrous scaffold was designed to repair osteochondral lesions. A nanocomposite of hydroxya...
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Background and aims: Despite the revolutionary effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in treating hematological malignancies, post-HSCT relapse is considered a critical concern of clinicians. Residual malignant cells employ many mechanisms to evade immune surveillance and survive to cause relapse after transplantation. One of th...
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Purpose: The use of more potent medicine for local chemotherapy of retinoblastoma in order to minimize local and systemic adverse effects is essential. The main goal of this investigation was to assess the biodistribution of thiolated and methylated chitosan-carboxymethyl dextran nanoparticles (CMD-TCs-NPs and CMD-TMC-NPs) following intravitreal (...
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Background: Malignant middle cerebral artery infarct (mMCAI) largely contributes to high mortality and physical disability among adults. Surviving individuals may not have proper outcomes and suffer from severe lasting disabilities. Utilization of stem cells and paracrine factor for regenerative purposes is considered as a potential strategy for p...
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An appropriate scaffold made of both synthetic and natural polymers can simultaneously supply desirable mechanical and biological characteristics such as tensile strength, elasticity, biocompatibility and bioactivity. Here, we investigated the synergistic effect of electrospun polyurethane (PU), gelatin and human amniotic polymers in the presence o...
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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in humans because of the lack of early diagnosis, distant metastases, and the resistance to adjuvant therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In addition to playing an essential role in tumor progression and development, microRNAs (miRNAs) can be used as a robust biomarker in the early detecti...
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Angiogenesis is a characteristic of glioblastoma (GBM), the most fatal and therapeutic-resistant brain tumor. Highly expressed angiogenic cytokines and proliferated microvascular system made anti-angiogenesis treatments a thoroughly plausible approach for GBM treatment. Many trials have proved to be not only as a safe but also as an effective appro...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic, multifactorial metabolic disorder affecting 2–5% of the population and is a major challenge in health. DM type I (T1DM) or juvenile-onset Diabetes is characterized by autoimmune selective destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells, which result in an absolute deficiency of insulin required for glucose m...
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Glioblastoma is the most lethal malignancy of the brain and is resistant to conventional cancer treatments. Gene-therapy approaches like using tumor suppressor miRNAs are promising in the treatment of glioblastoma. They control the expression of oncogenes and influence tumor features and behaviors. Therefore, in the present study, it was predicted...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic, multifactorial metabolic disorder affecting 2–5% of the population and is a major challenge in health. DM type I (T1DM) or juvenile-onset Diabetes is characterized by autoimmune selective destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells, which result in an absolute deficiency of insulin required for glucose m...
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Among the vaccines have been developed thus far against SARS-CoV-2, the mRNA-based ones have demonstrated more promising results regarding both safety and efficacy. Two remarkable features of the mRNA vaccines introduced by the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna companies are the use of (N1-methyl-pseudouridine-) modified mRNA and the microfluidics-based...
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This is a phase I clinical trial. Our objective was to assess the safety and feasibility of autologous mucosal olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) co-transplantation in people with chronic, complete (American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS) classification A) spinal cord injury (SCI)....
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Widespread investigation has revealed the promising ability of suicidal genes in the treatment of glioma tumors; nevertheless, promoting their effects relies on the ability to apply suitable vehicles and techniques. In this study, the safety and feasibility of using bone marrow–derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in combination with prodrug for t...
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on injectable hydrogels are mostly used to regenerate articular cartilage, which would have a variety of outcomes. Chondrocyte extracellular vesicles (EVs) have attracted many attentions for their chondrogenic differentiation capacity; however, the roles of EVs in both chondrogenic differentiation of MSCs and cartilage...
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Background Cellular transplantations have promising effects on treating spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and Schwann cells (SCs), which have safety alongside their complementary characteristics, are suggested to be the two of the best candidates in SCI treatment. In this study, we assessed the safety and possible out...
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Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are promising alternative biological agents for treating cancer. However, triggered immune responses against viruses and their delivery to tumor sites are their primary limitations in cancer therapy. To address these challenges, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can serve as permissive tools for OVs loading and delivery to tumor...
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This study aimed toengineer a pancreatic tissue. Intact rat pancreases were successfully decellularized, and were reseeded with human-induced pluripotent stem cells using different 2D and 3D culture growth factors. The differentiation process was assessed for the presence of a pancreas-like tissue. The histology and SEM analysis revealed cell attac...
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Glioblastoma is a lethal and incurable cancer. Tumor suppressor miRNAs are promising gene therapy tools for cancer treatment. In silico, we predicted miR-424 as a tumor suppressor. It had several target genes from the epidermal growth factor receptor (ERBB) signaling pathway that are overactive in most glioblastoma cases. We overexpressed miR-424 b...
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Background: Glioblastoma multiform (GBM) as a malignant brain tumor has poor prognosis despite the current therapies. Suicide gene therapy is one of the most widespread cancer gene therapies which requires mRNA encoding a pro-drug activating enzyme transduced into the vector such as Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) that injects into the tumor tissue a...
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Production of a 3D bone construct with high-yield differentiated cells using an appropriate cell source provides a reliable strategy for different purposes such as therapeutic screening of the drugs. Although adult stem cells can be a good source, their application is limited due to invasive procedure of their isolation and low yield of differentia...
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Osteoporosis is a common disease in post-menopausal women. The increased risk of breast cancer and malignancy with hormone replacement, hampers its wide-usage. Phytoestrogens are known to have selective estrogen receptor modulator activity. The present study aims to determine how ferutinin affects unrestricted human Somatic Stem Cells (USSCs) osteo...
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Background The onset of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in ever-increasing casualties worldwide, and after 15 months, standard therapeutic regimens are yet to be discovered. Main body Due to the regenerative and immunomodulatory function of MSCs, they can serve as a suitable therapeutic option in alleviating major COVID-19 complications like...
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Cell-based therapies are considered as promising strategies for spinal cord regeneration. However, a combinatorial cell therapeutic approach seems more beneficial as it can target various aspects of the injury. Here, we assessed the safety and feasibility of autologous mucosal Olfactory Ensheathing Cell (OEC) and bone marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell (...
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Despite its convenience and precision, CRISPR-based gene editing approaches still suffer from off-target effects and low efficiencies, which are partially rooted in Cas9, the nuclease component of the CRISPR/Cas9 system. In this study, we showed how mouse genome editing efficiency can be improved by constitutive and inheritable expression of Cas9 n...
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Glioblastoma is aggressive and lethal brain cancer, which is incurable by cancer standard treatments. miRNAs have great potential to be used for gene therapy due to their ability to modulate several target genes simultaneously. We found miR-429 is downregulated in glioblastoma and has several predicted target genes from the ERBB signaling pathway u...
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Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common intraocular malignancy in children that accounts for approximately 4% of all pediatric malignancies. Since chemotherapy is a widely practiced treatment for Rb, there is a growing interest in developing new and effective drugs to overcome systemic and local side effects of chemotherapy to improve the quality of...
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Functional cartilage tissue engineering needs a substantial, easy to handle scaffold with proper mechanical strength to repair defected area in articular cartilage. In this study, we report the development and characterization of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) in with a poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) to have a proper homogenous injectable scaffold. Inje...
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The cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions are known to have a strong impact on cell behaviors in neural tissues. Due to complex physiology system and limited regenerative capacity of nervous system, neural tissue engineering has attracted attention as a promising strategy. In this study, we designed a hydrogel loaded by poly (lactic-co-glyco...
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GBM (Glioblastoma multiforme) is the most prevalent and lethal primary brain tumor. Gene therapy is one of the promising approaches and involves the delivery of genetic therapeutic molecules for specific antitumour response/activity. miRNAs can regulate the cell biology functions including replication, cell growth, and apoptosis by regulating gene...
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Platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) are a group of micrometer-scale extracellular vesicles released by platelets upon activation that are responsible for the majority of microvesicles found in plasma. PMPs’ physiological properties and functions have long been investigated by researchers. In this regard, a noticeable area of studies has been dev...
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Using 3D model of injectable scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering is one of the challenges that should be addressed to avoid invasive surgery for treatment. For this purpose, chondrocytes on Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) scaffolds functionalized with glucosamine in 20% polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a carrier was applied to the micro-bioreactor...
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The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats system has demonstrated considerable advantages over other nuclease-based genome editing tools due to its high accuracy, efficiency, and strong specificity. Given that cancer is caused by an excessive accumulation of mutations that lead to the activation of oncogenes and inactivation of...
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Cellular transplantation, due to the low regenerative capacity of the Central Nervous System (CNS), is one of the promising strategies in the treatment of neurodegenera-tive diseases. The design and application of scaffolds mimicking the CNS extracellular matrix features (biochemical, bioelectrical, and biomechanical), which affect the cellular fat...
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Over the years, considerable improvements have been made for the repair of cartilage lesions in the field of cartilage tissue engineering. Constructing scaffolds with close similarity to niches regarding biochemical composition and mechanical characteristics with the best efficiency is a great challenge for scientists and researchers in this field....
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Protein corona significantly affects in vivo fate of nanoparticles including biodistribution and half-life. Without manipulating the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles with considering their biointerference, attaining effective treatment protocols is impossible. For this reason, protein corona evolution and biodistribution of different chi...
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The ultimate therapy to numerous hematological malignancies is bone marrow transplantation, where faster granulopoiesis is sought to ensure effective and more rapid engraftment. Platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) are the most abundant extracellular vesicles found in plasma. miR-223, a miRNA known to be involved in HSC fate, which promotes granu...
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Cardiovascular diseases, among all diseases, are taking the most victims worldwide. Coronary artery occlusion, takes responsibility of about 30% of the yearly global deaths in the world (Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017 At-a-Glance, 2017), raising the need for viable substitutes for cardiovascular tissues. Depending on a number of factors,...
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Introduction Thrombocytopenia is a common consequence of leukemia that affects the outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The stromal damage of bone marrow following pre-HSCT conditioning regimens can delay the hematopoietic engraftment and increased blood product transfusions. We tried to define threshold based on pre-transplan...
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Construction of scaffolds which are similar to natural niches regarding both biochemical composition and mechanical characteristics has gained great attention in the field of tissue engineering. However, application of natural polymers, such as hyaluronic acid, is challenging in construction of scaffolds due to physicochemical properties, difficult...
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A growing area of research is focused on cancer therapy, and new therapeutic approaches are welcomed. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based gene therapy is a promising strategy in oncology. Intrinsic tropism and migration to tumor microenvironment with off lights are attractive features of this type of cell carrier. In this way, suicide genes have also...
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Background: There are different methods to develop in vitro neo-chondral tissues from adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). Application of electromagnetic field (EMF) on ADSCs is one of popular approaches, which results in chondrogenesis. If chondrogenic impact of EMF on ADSCs is supposed to be generalized as a protocol in translational medicine fiel...
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Purpose: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disorder distinguished by tissue injury and inflammation of the pancreas. Using paracrine potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provides a useful clinical approach in treating inflammatory diseases. We investigated the therapeutic effects of adipose-derived MSC conditioned medium (CM) and hyp...
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In this study, nanofibrous scaffolds were prepared from polyurethane and cellulose acetate using electrospinning. Reduced graphene oxide/silver nanocomposites, rGO/Ag, were also used into the mats due to the strong antibacterial activity of rGO/Ag nanocomposites. In order to prevent the agglomeration of silver nanoparticles, AgNPs, the nanoparticle...
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Wound healing, one of the most complex processes of the body involving the cooperation of several important biomolecules and pathways, is one of the major therapeutic and economic issues in regenerative medicine. The present study aimed to introduce a novel electrospun curcumin (Cur)‐incorporated chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol/carbopol/polycaprolactone...
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Electrospun poly (Ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) has been widely utilized as a biomedical scaffold material to regenerate damaged tissues. However, an electrospun scaffold made from PCL can have some drawbacks such as lack of surface bioactivity, low cell adhesion, as well as osteoinduction, which often make it unsuitable as an implant. Moreover, such a sca...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) exhibits the most malignant brain tumor with very poor prognosis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are regulatory factors that can downregulate the expression of multiple genes. Several miRNAs acting as tumor‐suppressor genes have been identified so far. The delivery of miRNA by mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) due to their ability to sp...
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Background: Microvesicles as a new device of cell-cell communication are potentially able to induce some phenotypes and genotypes of an origin cell in a target cell. We evaluate the role of leukemia microvesicles on the leukemia stem cells (LSCs)-specific genes expression in healthy hematopoietic stem progenitor cells (HSPCs). Methods: HL-60 and...
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the regulation of gene expression. In this study, we evaluated the use of overexpression of microRNA-375 (miR-375) and miR-122 in differentiating the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) into functional hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) without growth factors. We also compared the differentiation by miRNAs ver...
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Mimicking the structure of extracellular matrix (ECM) of myocardium is necessary for fabrication of functional cardiac tissue. The superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs, Fe3O4), as new generation of magnetic nanoparticles (NPs), are highly intended in biomedical studies. Here, SPION NPs (1 wt%) were synthesized and incorporated into si...
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span style="color: #1f497d;">Introduction: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is known as standard chondrogenic differentiation agent, even though it comes with undesirable side effects such as early hypertrophic maturation, mineralization, and secretion of inflammatory/angiogenic factors. On the other hand, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is found...
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The field of cartilage tissue engineering has been evolved in the last decade and a myriad of scaffolding biomaterials and bioactive agents have been proposed. Controlled release of growth factors encapsulated in the polymeric nanomaterials has been of interest notably for the repair of damaged articular cartilage. Here, we proposed an on-chip hydr...