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Stem cell research in the Asia-Pacific

Edited by Oscar Lee, Songtao Shi, Yufang Shi and Ying Jin

An article collection in Stem Cell Research & Therapy.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors and Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Heart diseases remain a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. However, terminally differentiated human adult cardiomyocytes (CMs) possess a very limited innate ability to regenerate. Directed diffe...

    Authors: Maggie Zi Chow, Kenneth R Boheler and Ronald A Li
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:97
  2. Pluripotent stem cells, both embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, are undifferentiated cells that can self-renew and potentially differentiate into all hematopoietic lineages, such as hemat...

    Authors: Wai Feng Lim, Tomoko Inoue-Yokoo, Keai Sinn Tan, Mei I Lai and Daisuke Sugiyama
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:71
  3. Neurons have the intrinsic capacity to produce insulin, similar to pancreatic cells. Adult neural stem cells (NSCs), which give rise to functional neurons, can be established and cultured not only by intracere...

    Authors: Ryo Hidaka, Masanao Machida, Shin Fujimaki, Kazuyuki Terashima, Makoto Asashima and Tomoko Kuwabara
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:51
  4. Sufficient uterine blood supply is essential for the fetus to develop normally in the uterus. Several mechanisms are involved in the process of vessel development in deciduas and villus. We focus on whether fi...

    Authors: Qiushi Wang, Licong Shen, Wei Huang, Yong Song, Li Xiao, Wenming Xu and Ying Liu
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:50
  5. We hypothesized that dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP4) may impair angiogenesis, endothelial function, and the circulating number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in a model of critical limb ischemia (CLI) th...

    Authors: Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Steve Leu, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Hsin-Chin Sung, Yung-Lung Chen, Sheng-Ying Chung, Sheung-Fat Ko, Hsueh-Wen Chang and Hon-Kan Yip
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:31
  6. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play a critical role in restoration of ischemic diseases. However, the actual status of EPC development and the mechanisms of EPC dysfunctions in patients with various ische...

    Authors: Shizu Tsukada, Sang-Mo Kwon, Takenori Matsuda, Seok-Yun Jung, Jun-Hee Lee, Sang-Hun Lee, Haruchika Masuda and Takayuki Asahara
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:20
  7. Neural stem cell transplantation is a promising tool for the restoration of the enteric nervous system in a variety of motility disorders. However, limited cell viability after transplantation has restricted i...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Weiming Yue and Rongde Wu
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:7
  8. We previously found that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) injected intravenously could attenuate peritoneal adhesion by secreting tumor necrosis alpha-stimulating gene (TSG)-6, while MSCs injected intraperitoneal...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Yeqing Shao, Yan Mei, Li Zhang, Qinggang Li, Diangeng Li, Suozhu Shi, Quan Hong, Hongli Lin and Xiangmei Chen
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:51
  9. The recent derivation of disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells of patients with familial and sporadic forms of diseases and the demonstration of their ability to give rise ...

    Authors: Hsiang-Po Huang, Ching-Yu Chuang and Hung-Chih Kuo
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:34
  10. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) provide an attractive cell source for basic research and disease treatment. Currently, the common culture system for mouse ESC requires mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) as a feeder ...

    Authors: Yu Ma, Junjie Gu, Chunliang Li, Xiaoyuan Wei, Fan Tang, Guilai Shi, Jing Jiang, Ying Kuang, Jinsong Li, Zhugang Wang, Xin Xie and Ying Jin
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:29