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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. Review

    Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for heart regeneration, drug discovery and disease modeling: from the genetic, epigenetic, and tissue modeling perspectives

    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...

    Maggie Zi Chow, Kenneth R Boheler and Ronald A Li

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:97

    Published on: 14 August 2013

  2. Research

    Monitoring neurodegeneration in diabetes using adult neural stem cells derived from the olfactory bulb

    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...

    Ryo Hidaka, Masanao Machida, Shin Fujimaki, Kazuyuki Terashima, Makoto Asashima and Tomoko Kuwabara

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:51

    Published on: 14 May 2013

  3. Research

    Vasculogenesis of decidua side population cells of first-trimester pregnancy

    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...

    Qiushi Wang, Licong Shen, Wei Huang, Yong Song, Li Xiao, Wenming Xu and Ying Liu

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:50

    Published on: 7 May 2013

  4. Research

    Paradoxical impairment of angiogenesis, endothelial function and circulating number of endothelial progenitor cells in DPP4-deficient rat after critical limb ischemia

    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...

    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

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:31

    Published on: 21 March 2013

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    Identification of mouse colony-forming endothelial progenitor cells for postnatal neovascularization: a novel insight highlighted by new mouse colony-forming assay

    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...

    Shizu Tsukada, Sang-Mo Kwon, Takenori Matsuda, Seok-Yun Jung, Jun-Hee Lee, Sang-Hun Lee, Haruchika Masuda and Takayuki Asahara

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013 4:20

    Published on: 28 February 2013

  6. Review

    Zebrafish erythropoiesis and the utility of fish as models of anemia

    Erythrocytes contain oxygen-carrying hemoglobin to all body cells. Impairments in the generation of erythrocytes, a process known as erythropoiesis, or in hemoglobin synthesis alter cell function because of de...

    Kasem Kulkeaw and Daisuke Sugiyama

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:55

    Published on: 20 December 2012

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    Novel mechanism for mesenchymal stem cells in attenuating peritoneal adhesion: accumulating in the lung and secreting tumor necrosis factor α-stimulating gene-6

    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...

    Nan Wang, Yeqing Shao, Yan Mei, Li Zhang, Qinggang Li, Diangeng Li, Suozhu Shi, Quan Hong, Hongli Lin and Xiangmei Chen

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:51

    Published on: 6 December 2012

  8. Research

    Human foreskin fibroblast produces interleukin-6 to support derivation and self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells

    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 ...

    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

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2012 3:29

    Published on: 31 July 2012