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Cell differentiation and proliferation

This section will consider submissions with a focus on cell culture, growth and differentiation, including stem and germ cells, multipotency and tumor invasion.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) in rats.

    Authors: Jun-qi Guo, Xia Gao, Zhi-jie Lin, Wei-zhen Wu, Liang-hu Huang, Hui-yue Dong, Jin Chen, Jun Lu, Yun-fen Fu, Jin Wang, Yu-jie Ma, Xiao-wen Chen, Zhi-xian Wu, Fu-qiang He, Shun-liang Yang, Lian-ming Liao…

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:18

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    Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought to be capable of surviving conventional chemotherapeutic treatments because the cells have more resistant to anticancer drugs than common cancer cells. Most in vitro studies i...

    Authors: Junsong Chen, Jing Wang, Dengyu Chen, Jie Yang, Cuiping Yang, Yunxia Zhang, Hongyi Zhang and Jun Dou

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:7

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    The interactions between stem cells and extracellular matrix (ECM) mediated by integrins play important roles in the processes that determine stem cell fate. However, the role of ECM/integrin interaction in th...

    Authors: Di Zeng, Dong-Bo Ou, Ting Wei, Lu Ding, Xiong-Tao Liu, Xin-Lin Hu, Xue Li and Qiang-Sun Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:5

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    Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are generated by reprogramming somatic cells into embryonic like state (ESC) using defined factors. There is great interest in these cells because of their potential for a...

    Authors: Feng Li and Christopher Niyibizi

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:35

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    One of the problems associated with osteosarcoma is the frequent formation of micrometastases in the lung prior to diagnosis because the development of metastatic lesions often causes a fatal outcome. Therefor...

    Authors: Atsushi Nakamura, Junichi Aizawa, Kenshi Sakayama, Teruki Kidani, Tomoyo Takata, Yoshiaki Norimatsu, Hiromasa Miura and Hiroshi Masuno

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:24

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can proliferate endlessly and are able to differentiate into all cell lineages that make up the adult organism. Under particular in vitro culture conditions, ESCs can be expanded and i...

    Authors: Mehdi Shafa, Roman Krawetz, Yuan Zhang, Jerome B Rattner, Anna Godollei, Henry J Duff and Derrick E Rancourt

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:53

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    Intermediate filaments (IFs) are major components of the mammalian cytoskeleton and expressed in cell-type-specific patterns. Morphological changes during cell differentiation are linked to IF network remodeli...

    Authors: Sheila C de Souza Martins, Onnik Agbulut, Nicolas Diguet, Jean-Christophe Larcher, Bruna S Paulsen, Stevens K Rehen, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Denise Paulin, Zhenlin Li and Zhigang Xue

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:51

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Purifying stem cells is an inevitable process for further investigation and cell-therapy. Sorting side population (SP) cells is generally regarded as an effective method to enrich for progenitor cells. This st...

    Authors: Tao Yu, Li-Na Zhao, Shao-Yang Lan, Miao-Jing Fan, Yu Gong, Liu Shi, Yu-Hong Yuan, Kai-Hong Huang and Qi-Kui Chen

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:47

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dental pulp stem/stromal cells (DPSCs) are categorized as adult stem cells (ASCs) that retain multipotent differentiation capabilities. DPSCs can be isolated from individuals at any age and are considered to b...

    Authors: Brooke R Snyder, Pei-Hsun Cheng, Jinjing Yang, Shang-Hsun Yang, Anderson HC Huang and Anthony WS Chan

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:39

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The therapeutic efficacy of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for the treatment of hypoxic-ischemic diseases is closely related to level of hypoxia in the damaged tissues. To elucidate the potential therape...

    Authors: Hui-Lan Zeng, Qi Zhong, Yong-Liang Qin, Qian-Qian Bu, Xin-Ai Han, Hai-Tao Jia and Hong-Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:32

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Isolation of mouse MSCs (mMSCs) with normal ploidy from bone marrow remains challenging. mMSCs isolated under 20% O2 are frequently contaminated by overgrown hematopoietic cells, and could also be especially vuln...

    Authors: Guokuan Fan, Lai Wen, Minshu Li, Chao Li, Benping Luo, Fang Wang, Lingjun Zhou and Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Abnormal lymphatic vessel formation (lymphangiogenesis) is associated with different pathologies such as cancer, lymphedema, psoriasis and graft rejection. Lymphatic vasculature displays distinctive features t...

    Authors: Benoit Detry, Françoise Bruyère, Charlotte Erpicum, Jenny Paupert, Françoise Lamaye, Catherine Maillard, Bénédicte Lenoir, Jean-Michel Foidart, Marc Thiry and Agnès Noël

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:29

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