Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behaviors on PCL/Gelatin Nanofibrous Scaffolds Modified with A Collagen IV-Derived RGD-Containing Peptide.
Tehrān, Iran. In Cell J, 03 Mar 2014
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to investigate the effect of Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma PPARγ agonists including baicalin and troglitazone on erythropoeisis, CD133+ cells were isolated from human umbilical cord blood using MACS method and cultured in erythroid-inducing mediumadded with or without various dosages of two PPARγ activators (baicalin and troglitazone).Erythroid differentiation of CD133+ cord blood hematopoietic stem cells were assessed using microscopic morphology analysis, flow cytometric analysis of erythroid surface markers (Transferrin receptor (TfR) and Glycophorin A (GPA) and colony forming assay .
[CDT: a biological marker of alcohol abuse].
Varese, Italy. In Med Lav, 2007
CONCLUSIONS: CDT (Carbohydrate-Deficient-Transferrin) meets all these requirements and offers the physician a significant tool as a marker of chronic alcohol abuse.