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CELL TRANSPLANTATION
The Regenerative Medicine Journal

TABLES OF CONTENTS
VOLUME 17, 2008

VOLUME 17, NUMBER 12, 2008

Original Contributions

Administration of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Into Spinal Cord Injury Patients Via Multiple Routes Is Safe and Improves Their Quality of Life: Comprehensive Case Studies
L. F. Geffner, P. Santacruz, M. Izurieta, L. Flor, B. Maldonado, A. H. Auad, X. Montenegro, R. Gonzalez, and F. Silva

Combined Treatment of Intrapancreatic Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells and Hyperbaric Oxygen in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Esteban J. Estrada, Fabian Valacchi, Eduardo Nicora, Sergio Brieva, Claudio Esteve, Laura Echevarria, Tatiana Froud, Karina Bernetti, Shari Messinger Cayetano, Omaida Velazquez, Rodolfo Alejandro, and Camillo Ricordi

Human Islet Separation Utilizing a Closed Automated Purification System
A. S. Friberg, M. Ståhle, H. Brandhorst, O. Korsgren, and D. Brandhorst

A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of the Two-Layer Method of Preservation on Human Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
Aditya Agrawal, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Steve Powis, Derek W. Gray, Barry Fuller, and Brian R. Davidson

Disproportionate Hyperproinsulinemia, b-Cell Restricted Prohormone Convertase 2 Deficiency, and Cell Cycle Inhibitors Expression by Human Islets Transplanted Into Athymic Nude Mice: Insights Into Nonimmune-Mediated Mechanisms of Delayed Islet Graft Failure
Alberto M. Davalli, Lucia Perego, Federico Bertuzzi, Giovanna Finzi, Stefano La Rosa, Adam Blau, Claudia Placidi, Rita Nano, Luisa Gregorini, Carla Perego, Carlo Capella, and Franco Folli

Flow Cytometric Quantification of Glucose-Stimulated b-Cell Metabolic Flux Can Reveal Impaired Islet Functional Potency
Matthew S. Hanson, Anja Steffen, Juan S. Danobeitia, Barbara Ludwig, and Luis A. Fernandez

Isolating Human Islets of Langerhans Causes Loss of Decay Accelerating Factor (CD55) on b-Cells
Joo Ho Tai, Hongtao Sun, Weihua Liu, C. W. James Melling, Craig Hasilo, and David J. G. White

Intrahepatic Islet Transplant in the Mouse: Functional and Morphological Characterization
R. Melzi, F. Sanvito, A. Mercalli, K. Andralojc, E. Bonifacio, and L. Piemonti

The Therapeutic Effect of Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EC-SOD) Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast (MEF) on Collagen-Induced Arthritis (CIA) Mice
Dong Hoon Yu, Myoung Ok Kim, Sung Hyun Kim, Mi Jung Shin, Bong Soo Kim, Hei Jung Kim, Sang Ryeul Lee, Sang Gyu Lee, Seung-Ah Yoo, Wan Uk Kim, Byung Hwa Hyun, Young Sik Park, Tae Yoon Kim, and Zae Young Ryoo

Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) and its Transmission Characteristics: A Study of the New Zealand Designated Pathogen-Free Herd
O. Garkavenko, S. Wynyard, D. Nathu, D. Simond, M. Muzina, Z. Muzina, L. Scobie, R. D. Hector, M. C. Croxson, P. Tan, and B. R. Elliott

Development of a Silk Cable-Reinforced Gelatin/Silk Fibroin Hybrid Scaffold for Ligament Tissue Engineering
Hongbin Fan, Haifeng Liu, Yue Wang, Siew Lok Toh, and James Cho Hong Goh

Liver After Hepatocyte Transplantation for Liver-Based Metabolic Disorders in Children
Alberto Quaglia, Sharon C. Lehec, Robin D. Hughes, Ragai R. Mitry, A. S. Knisely, Stephen Devereaux, Julie Richards, Mohamed Rela, Nigel D. Heaton, Bernard C. Portmann, and Anil Dhawan

Brief Communications

Repopulation by Endogenous Hepatocytes Does Not Reconstitute Liver Mass in Rats Treated With Retrorsine
Sergio Laconi, Silvia Doratiotto, Stefania Montisci, Paolo Pani, and Ezio Laconi

The Effect of Cryopreservation on Umbilical Cord Blood Endothelial Progenitor Cell Differentiation
Xiaomei Lu, Steve J. Proctor, and Anne M. Dickinson

Volume 17 Subject and Author Index



VOLUME 17, NUMBERS 10/11, 2008

Review

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Yvan Torrente and Elio Polli

Original Contributions

Long-Term Survival, Robust Neuronal Differentiation, and Extensive Migration of Human Forebrain Stem/Progenitor Cells Transplanted to the Adult Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion Cavity
Elisabet Åkesson, Martin Sandelin, Nadezda Kanaykina, Håkan Aldskogius, and Elena N. Kozlova

Environmental Housing and Duration of Exposure Affect Striatal Graft Morphology in a Rodent Model of Huntington's Disease
Máté D. Döbrössy and Stephen B. Dunnett

Sertoli Cells Enhance Formation of Capillary-Like Structures In Vitro
Brian T. Golat and Don F. Cameron

Transplantation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Improves Atrioventricular Conduction in a Rat Model of Complete Atrioventricular Block
Miki Yokokawa, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Hiroaki Obata, Kentaro Otani, Yoshinori Miyahara, Koichi Tanaka, Wataru Shimizu, Kazuo Nakazawa, Kenji Kangawa, Shiro Kamakura, Soichiro Kitamura, and Noritoshi Nagaya

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Protective Effect in Adriamycin Model of Nephropathy
Alberto Magnasco, Mirko Corselli, Roberta Bertelli, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Peresi, Gabriele Gaggero, Valentina Cappiello, Barbara Chiavarina, Girolamo Mattioli, Rosanna Gusmano, Jean Louis Ravetti, Francesco Frassoni, and Gian Marco Ghiggeri

Clonal Analysis of Hematopoiesis-Supporting Activity of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Association With Jagged1 Expression and Osteogenic Potential
Satoshi Fujita, Junya Toguchida, Yutaka Morita, and Hiroo Iwata

Extracellular Matrix Stability of Primary Mammalian Chondrocytes and Intervertebral Disc Cells Cultured in Alginate-Based Microbead Hydrogels
S. A. Abbah, W. W. Lu, S. L. Peng, D. M. K. Aladin, Z. Y. Li, W. K. Tam, K. M. C. Cheung, K. D. K. Luk, and G. Q. Zhou

The Fate of Implanted Syngenic Muscle Precursor Cells in Injured Striated Urethral Sphincter of Female Rats
Anne-Sophie Biérinx and Alain Sebille

Comparison of Autologous Full-Thickness Gingiva and Skin Substitutes for Wound Healing
Abraham P. Vriens, Taco Waaijman, Henk M. van den Hoogenband, Edith M. de Boer, Rik J. Scheper, and Susan Gibbs

Functional Assessment of the Quality of Human Hepatocyte Preparations for Cell Transplantation
María Teresa Donato, Agustín Lahoz, Sandra Montero, Ana Bonora, Eugenia Pareja, José Mir, José V. Castell, and María José Gómez-Lechón

Proliferation of Hepatocyte Progenitor Cells Isolated From Adult Human Livers in Serum-Free Medium
Kazunori Sasaki, Junko Kon, Toru Mizuguchi, Qijie Chen, Hidekazu Ooe, Hideki Oshima, Koichi Hirata, and Toshihiro Mitaka

A New Experimental Protocol for Preferential Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Into Insulin-Producing Cells
Ortwin Naujok, Flavio Francini, Sally Picton, Anne Jörns, Clifford J. Bailey, and Sigurd Lenzen

Prolonged Survival of Microencapsulated Neonatal Porcine Islet Xenografts in Immune-Competent Mice without Antirejection Therapy
Tsunehiro Kobayashi, Hossein Arefanian, George Harb, Eric B. Tredget, Ray V. Rajotte, Gregory S. Korbutt, and Gina R. Rayat

Cell Surface Modification by Activated Polyethylene Glycol Prevents Allosensitization After Islet Transplantation
Yu-Mee Wee, Dong-Gyun Lim, Yang-Hee Kim, Jin-Hee Kim, Song-Cheol Kim, EunSil Yu, Myung-Ok Park, Monica Young Choi, Youn-Hee Park, Hyuk-Jai Jang, Eun-Young Cho, Myung-Hwan Cho, and Duck-Jong Han

Brief Communication

Beneficial Effect of the Nonpeptidyl Low Molecular Weight Radical Scavenger IAC on Cultured Human Islet Function
Rita Mancarella, Silvia Del Guerra, Matilde Masini, Marco Bugliani, Luca Valgimigli, Gian Franco Pedulli, Moreno Paolini, Donatella Canistro, Andrea Armando, Antonio Soleti, Franco Filipponi, Franco Mosca, Ugo Boggi, Stefano Del Prato, Piero Marchetti, and Roberto Lupi


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 9, 2008

Reviews

Biohybrid Devices and Encapsulation Technologies for Engineering a Bioartificial Pancreas
Alexander Fort, Nicholas Fort, Camillo Ricordi, and Cherie L. Stabler

The Choice of Anatomical Site for Islet Transplantation
Dirk J. van der Windt, Gabriel J. Echeverri, Jan N. M. Ijzermans, and David K. C. Cooper

Original Contributions

Comparison of the Portal Vein and Kidney Subcapsule as Sites for Primate Islet Autotransplantation
Amer Rajab, Jill Buss, Elizabeth Diakoff, Gregg A. Hadley, Kwame Osei, and Ronald M. Ferguson

Islet Graft Response to Transplantation Injury Includes Upregulation of Protective as Well as Apoptotic Genes
Silvia Rodríguez-Mulero and Eduard Montanya

Myoblast Xenotransplantation as a Tool to Evaluate the Appropriateness of Nanoparticular Versus Cellular Trackers
C. Praud, K. Vauchez, A. Lombes, M. Y. Fiszman, and J.-T. Vilquin

Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Ischemic Stroke: Changes in Effects After Ex Vivo Culturing
Wen Yu Li, Yun Jung Choi, Phil Hyu Lee, Kyoon Huh, Yoon Mi Kang, Hyun Soo Kim, Young Hwan Ahn, Gwang Lee, and Oh Young Bang

Hypothalamic Proline-Rich Polypeptide Enhances Bone Marrow Colony-Forming Cell Proliferation and Stromal Progenitor Cell Differentiation
A. A. Galoyan, L. I. Korochkin, E. J. Rybalkina, G. V. Pavlova, I. N. Saburina, E. I. Zaraiski, N. A. Galoyan, T. K. Davtyan, K. B. Bezirganyan, and A. V. Revishchin

Introduction of hIGF-1 Gene Into Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and Its Effects on the Cell's Biological Behaviors
Chengjun Hu, Yan Wu, Yu Wan, Qiao Wang, and Jian Song

Establishment of Immortalized Human Hepatocytes by Introduction of HPV16 E6/E7 and hTERT as Cell Sources for Liver Cell-Based Therapy
Yosuke Tsuruga, Tohru Kiyono, Michiaki Matsushita, Tohru Takahashi, Hironori Kasai, Shuichiro Matsumoto, and Satoru Todo

Variation in the Incidence of Teratomas After the Transplantation of Nonhuman Primate ES Cells Into Immunodeficient Mice
Yukiko Kishi, Yujiro Tanaka, Hiroaki Shibata, Shinichiro Nakamura, Koichi Takeuchi, Shigeo Masuda, Tamako Ikeda, Shin-ichi Muramatsu, and Yutaka Hanazono


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 8, 2008

Original Contributions

Mature Adipocyte-Derived Cells, Dedifferentiated Fat Cells (DFAT), Promoted Functional Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Motor Dysfunction in Rats
Yuki Ohta, Mitsuko Takenaga, Yukie Tokura, Akemi Hamaguchi, Taro Matsumoto, Koichiro Kano, Hideo Mugishima, Hideyuki Okano, and Rie Igarashi

Evaluation of Drug-Metabolizing and Functional Competence of Human Hepatocytes Incubated Under Hypothermia in Different Media for Clinical Infusion
María José Gómez-Lechón, Agustín Lahoz, Nuria Jiménez, Ana Bonora, José V. Castell, and María Teresa Donato

Use of Bioluminescent Imaging to Assay the Transplantation of Immortalized Human Fetal Hepatocytes Into Mice
Moon Seok Choi, Andreea M. Catana, Jian Wu, Young Seok Kim, Sang Jeong Yoon, Alexander D. Borowsky, Sanjiv S. Gambhir, Sanjeev Gupta, and Mark A. Zern

Assessment of a Nuclear Affinity Labeling Method for Tracking Implanted Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Merced Leiker, Gen Suzuki, Vijay S. Iyer, John M. Canty, Jr., and Techung Lee

The Use of Clinically Approved Small Particles of Iron Oxide (SPIO) for Labeling of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Aggravates Clinical Symptoms in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Influences Their In Vivo Distribution
Richard Schäfer, Miriam Ayturan, Rüdiger Bantleon, Rainer Kehlbach, Georg Siegel, Joerg Pintaske, Sabine Conrad, Hartwig Wolburg, Hinnak Northoff, Jakub Wiskirchen, and Robert Weissert

Bone Marrow Cell Transplant Does Not Prevent or Reverse Murine Liver Cirrhosis
L. F. Quintanilha, E. G. Mannheimer, A. B. Carvalho, B. D. Paredes, J. V. Dias, A. S. Almeida, B. Gutfilen, L. M. Barbosa da Fonseca, C. M. C. Resende, G. F. M. Rezende, A. C. Campos de Carvalho, and R. C. S. Goldenberg

Comparative Characterization of Cultured Human Term Amnion Epithelial and Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Application in Cell Therapy
Grozdana Bilic, Steffen M. Zeisberger, Ajit S. Mallik, Roland Zimmermann, and Andreas H. Zisch

Local Effects of Retrovirally Transduced Endostatin-Expressing Human Umbilical Cord Blood CD34+ Cells on Transplanted Malignancy in a Mouse Model of Hepatic Cancer
Zao Jiang, Gao-Jun Teng, Bao-An Chen, Zheng-Feng Xu, Jie Hu, and Ze-Ye Shao

Long-Term Survival and Bipotent Terminal Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSC) in Combination With a Commercially Available Three-Dimensional Collagen Scaffold
S. Neuss, R. Stainforth, J. Salber, P. Schenck, M. Bovi, R. Knüchel, and A. Perez-Bouza

Redifferentiation of In Vitro Expanded Adult Articular Chondrocytes by Combining the Hanging-Drop Cultivation Method With Hypoxic Environment
Inigo Martinez, Jan Elvenes, Randi Olsen, Kjell Bertheussen, and Oddmund Johansen
 


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 7, 2008

Original Contributions

Antisense RNA Sequences Modulating the Ataxin-1 Message: Molecular Model of Gene Therapy for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1, a Dominant-Acting Unstable Trinucleotide Repeat Disease*
Youxin Gao, Tao Zu, Walter C. Low, Harry T. Orr, and R. Scott McIvor

Adult Spinal Cord Stem/Progenitor Cells Transplanted as Neurospheres Preferentially Differentiate Into Oligodendrocytes in the Adult Rat Spinal Cord
Andrea J. Mothe, Iris Kulbatski, Ann Parr, Michael Mohareb, and Charles H. Tator

Lesion-Induced Increase in Survival and Migration of Human Neural Progenitor Cells Releasing GDNF
Soshana Behrstock, Allison D. Ebert, Sandra Klein, Melanie Schmitt, Jeannette M. Moore, and Clive N. Svendsen

Ascorbic Acid Increases the Number of Dopamine Neurons In Vitro and in Transplants to the 6-OHDA-Lesioned Rat Brain
V. Bagga, S. B. Dunnett, and R. A. Fricker-Gates

Preliminary Survival Studies on Autologous Cultured Skin Fibroblasts Transplantation by Injection
Yuming Zhao, Jiaqi Wang, Xiaoqing Yan, Dan Li, and Jun Xu

The Effect of Isolation Methods and the Use of Different Enzymes on Islet Yield and In Vivo Function
Omaima M. Sabek, Patricia Cowan, Daniel W. Fraga, and A. Osama Gaber

Protection of Human Pancreatic Islets Using a Lentiviral Vector Expressing Two Genes: cFLIP and GFP
Elizabeth S. Fenjves, M. Sofia Ochoa, Sirlene Cechin, Carlota Gay-Rabinstein, Ingrid Pérez-Alvarez, Hirohito Ichii, Armando Mendez, Camillo Ricordi, and Michael A. Curran

Rescue of Fertility in Homozygous Mice for the Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Transgene by the Transplantation of Mouse Hepatocytes
Nicolas M. Brezillon, Lucie DaSilva, David L'Hôte, Florence Bernex, Julie Piquet, Nadine Binart, Serban Morosan, and Dina Kremsdorf

Vitrification Successfully Preserves Hepatocyte Spheroids
R. Magalhaãs, X. W. Wang, S. S. Gouk, K. H. Lee, C. M. Ten, H. Yu, and L. L. Kuleshova

Recipient Immune Repertoire and Engraftment Site Influence the Immune Pathway Effecting Acute Hepatocellular Allograft Rejection
Phillip H. Horne, Keri E. Lunsford, Jon P. Walker, Mitchel A. Koester, and Ginny L. Bumgardner

Xenotransplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cells to Rats With D-Galactosamine-Induced Hepatitis
Ana I. Álvarez-Mercado, María J. Sáez-Lara, María V. García-Mediavilla, Sonia Sánchez-Campos, Francisco Abadía, María Cabello-Donayre, Ángel Gil, Javier González-Gallego, and Luis Fontana

Brief Communications

Determination of Viability of Human Cartilage Allografts by a Rapid and Quantitative Method Not Requiring Cartilage Digestion
Carmen López, Nuria Ajenjo, Maria J. Muñoz-Alonso, Pilar Farde, J. León, and J. Gómez-Cimiano

Effects of Direct Transplantation of Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells Into the Demyelinated Spinal Cord
D. P. J. Hunt, K. A. Irvine, D. J. Webber, D. A. S. Compston, W. F. Blakemore, and S. Chandran

Erratum

*Additional article from ASNTR May 2007 meeting.


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 6, 2008

Original Contributions

Cobalt Protoporpyhrin Reduces Caspase-3,-7 Enzyme Activity in Neonatal Porcine Islets, But Does Not Inhibit Cell Death Induced by TNF-a
Erika Bosio, Michela Seveso, Arben Dedja, Giovanni Luca, Mario Calvitti, Riccardo Calafiore, Paolo Rigotti, Roberto Busetto, Ermanno Ancona, and Emanuele Cozzi

Monotherapy With Anti-LFA-1 Monoclonal Antibody Promotes Long-Term Survival of Rat Islet Xenografts
Eric B. Tredget, Hossein Arefanian, Ronald G. Gill, Ray V. Rajotte, and Gina R. Rayat

Viral IL-10 Gene Transfer Prolongs Rat Islet Allograft Survival
Yang-Hee Kim, Dong-Gyun Lim, Yu-Mee Wee, Jin-Hee Kim, Chae-Ok Yun, Monica-Y. Choi, Youn-Hee Park, Song-Cheol Kim, and Duck-Jong Han

Mitomycin-C Treatment Followed by Culture Produces Long-Term Survival of Islet Xenografts in a Rat-to Mouse Model
Takashi Gunji, Takuro Saito, Yoshihiro Sato, Shinichi Matsuyama, Kazuya Ise, Takashi Kimura, Takayuki Anazawa, and Mitsukazu Gotoh

Combination Therapy With Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and Gastrin Induces b-Cell Neogenesis From Pancreatic Duct Cells in Human Islets Transplanted in Immunodeficient Diabetic Mice
Wilma L. Suarez-Pinzon, Jonathan R. T. Lakey, and Alex Rabinovitch

Exendin-4 Treatment Expands Graft b-Cell Mass in Diabetic Mice Transplanted With a Marginal Number of Fresh Islets
Jyuhn-Huarng Juang, Chien-Hung Kuo, Chun-Hsing Wu, and Charity Juang

Analysis of Donor- and Isolation-Related Variables From Non-Heart-Beating Donors (NHBDs) Using the Kyoto Islet Isolation Method
Xiaoling Liu, Shinichi Matsumoto, Teru Okitsu, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Hirofumi Noguchi, Yukihide Yonekawa, Hideo Nagata, Hiroki Kamiya, Michiko Ueda, Nobuyo Hatanaka, Shuichi Miyakawa, Naoya Kobayashi, and Chunfang Song

A Novel Human Stem Cell Coculture System That Maintains the Survival and Function of Culture Islet-Like Cell Clusters
Kuo Ching Chao, Kuo Fang Chao, Cheng-Feng Chen, and Shing Hwa Liu

Cochlear Repair by Transplantation of Human Cord Blood CD133+ Cells to Nod-Scid Mice Made Deaf With Kanamycin and Noise
Roberto P. Revoltella, Sandra Papini, Alfredo Rosellini, Monica Michelini, Valeria Franceschini, Andrea Ciorba, Lucia Bertolaso, Sara Magosso, Stavros Hatzopoulos, Guiscardo Lorito, Pietro Giordano, Edi Simoni, Emanuela Ognio, Michele Cilli, Riccardo Saccardi, Serena Urbani, Rosemary Jeffery, Richard Poulsom, and Alessandro Martini

Different Cardiovascular Potential of Adult- and Fetal-Type Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Rat Model of Heart Cryoinjury
Laura Iop, Angela Chiavegato, Andrea Callegari, Sveva Bollini, Martina Piccoli, Michela Pozzobon, Carlo Alberto Rossi, Sara Calamelli, David Chiavegato, Gino Gerosa, Paolo De Coppi, and Saverio Sartore

Myocardial Repair Achieved by the Intramyocardial Implantation of Adult Cardiomyocytes in Combination With Bone Marrow Cells
Tao-Sheng Li, Masaya Takahashi, Mako Ohshima, Shu-Lan Qin, Masayuki Kubo, Keichi Muramatsu, and Kimikazu Hamano

In Vivo Survival and Osteogenic Differentiation of Allogeneic Rat Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
Noriko Kotobuki, Yoshihiro Katsube, Youichi Katou, Mika Tadokoro, Motohiro Hirose, and Hajime Ohgushi

IL-10 And IL-4 in Skin Allograft Survival Induced by T-Cell Depletion Plus Deoxyspergualin
Clement Asiedu, Patricio Andrades, Peter D. Ray, James F. George, and Judith M. Thomas

Erratum


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 5, 2008

Brief Communication

A Preliminary Gene Expression Profile of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Matthew P. Buzzeo, Jie Yang, George Casella, and Vijay Reddy

Original Contributions

Prenatal Tolerance Induction: Relationship Between Cell Dose, Marrow T-Cells, Chimerism, and Tolerance
Jeng-Chang Chen, Ming-Ling Chang, Shiu-Feng Huang, Pei-Yeh Chang, Marcus O. Muench, Ren-Huei Fu, Liang-Shiou Ou, and Ming-Ling Kuo

Improved Xenogenic Hepatocyte Implantation Into Nude Mouse Liver Parenchyma With Acute Liver Failure When Followed by Repeated Anti-Fas Antibody (Jo2) Treatment
Isabelle Vidal, Nadège Blanchard, Eliane Alexandre, Arnaud Gandillet, Marie-Pierre Chenard-Neu, Frank Staedtler, Martin Schumacher, Philippe Bachellier, Daniel Jaeck, Huseyin Firat, Bruno Heyd, and Lysiane Richert

Sertoli Cell Line Lacks the Immunoprotective Properties Associated With Primary Sertoli Cells
Jannette M. Dufour, Brinda Dass, Katie R. Halley, Gregory S. Korbutt, Doreen E. Dixon, and Ray V. Rajotte

A Rat Embryo Staging Scale for the Generation of Donor Tissue for Neural Transplantation
E. M. Torres, U. M. Weyrauch, R. Sutcliffe, and S. B. Dunnett

Electrical Stimulation-Induced Release of b-Endorphin From Genetically Modified Neuro-2a Cells
Volker Storn, Michael Kirschbaum, Burkhard Schlosshauer, Andreas F. Mack, and Cornelia Fricke

Comparison of Human Serum With Fetal Bovine Serum for Expansion and Differentiation of Human Synovial MSC: Potential Feasibility for Clinical Applications
K. Tateishi, W. Ando, C. Higuchi, D. A. Hart, J. Hashimoto, K. Nakata, H. Yoshikawa, and N. Nakamura

Riboflavin Inhibits IL-6 Expression and p38 Activation in Islet Cells
Lorenzo Cobianchi, Alessia Fornoni, Antonello Pileggi, R. Damaris Molano, Nahir Y. Sanabria, Jorge Gonzalez-Quintana, Nicola Bocca, Simona Marzorati,
Elsie Zahr, Anthony R. Hogan, Camillo Ricordi, and Luca Inverardi

Improved Glucose Regulation on a Low Carbohydrate Diet in Diabetic Rats Transplanted With Macroencapsulated Porcine Islets
Horatiu V. Vinerean, Lawrence S. Gazda, Richard D. Hall, Albert L. Rubin, and Barry H. Smith

Efficient Delivery of Human Single Fiber-Derived Muscle Precursor Cells Via Biocompatible Scaffold
Luisa Boldrin, Alberto Malerba, Libero Vitiello, Elisa Cimetta, Martina Piccoli, Chiara Messina, Pier Giorgio Gamba, Nicola Elvassore, and Paolo De Coppi

Additional Abstracts for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4, 2008

Introduction to the Special ASNTR Issue
Jeffrey H. Kordower, Guest Editor

Review

Neuroinflammation and Peripheral Immune Infiltration in Parkinson's Disease: An Autoimmune Hypothesis
Angela J. Monahan, Michael Warren, and Paul M. Carvey

Original Contributions

Intraputamenal Infusion of Exogenous Neurturin Protein Restores Motor and Dopaminergic Function in the Globus Pallidus of MPTP-Lesioned Rhesus Monkeys
R. Grondin, Z. Zhang, Y. Ai, F. Ding, A. A. Walton, S. P. Surgener, G. A. Gerhardt, and D. M. Gash

GDNF-Secreting Human Neural Progenitor Cells Increase Tyrosine Hydroxylase and VMAT2 Expression in MPTP-Treated Cynomolgus Monkeys
Marina E. Emborg, Allison D. Ebert, Jeff Moirano, Sun Peng, Masatoshi Suzuki, Elizabeth Capowski, Valerie Joers, Ben Z. Roitberg, Patrick Aebischer, and Clive N. Svendsen

Contrasting In Vivo Effects of Two Peptide-Based Amyloid-b Protein Aggregation Inhibitors in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Amyloid Deposition
Qingyou Li, Marcia Gordon, Marcus A. Etienne, Robert P. Hammer, and Dave Morgan

Biocompatibility of PEG-Based Hydrogels in Primate Brain
K. B. Bjugstad, D. E. Redmond, Jr., K. J. Lampe, D. S. Kern, J. R. Sladek, Jr., and M. J. Mahoney

Pharmacological MRI (phMRI) Monitoring of Treatment in Hemiparkinsonian Rhesus Monkeys
Liming Luan, Feng Ding, Yi Ai, Anders Andersen, Peter Hardy, Eric Forman, Greg A. Gerhardt, Don M. Gash, Richard Grondin, and Zhiming Zhang

Embryonic Substantia Nigra Grafts Show Directional Outgrowth to Cografted Striatal Grafts and Potential for Pathway Reconstruction in Nonhuman Primate
J. R. Sladek, Jr., K. B. Bjugstad, T. J. Collier, E. A. Bundock, B. C. Blanchard, J. D. Elsworth, R. H. Roth, and D. E. Redmond, Jr.

Sustained Analgesic Peptide Secretion and Cell Labeling Using a Novel Genetic Modification
Shyam Gajavelli, Daniel A. Castellanos, Orion Furmanski, Paul C. Schiller, and Jacqueline Sagen

Abstracts for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3, 2008

Commentary

Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
Katherine Nolan, Yoann Millet, Camillo Ricordi, and Cherie L. Stabler

Original Contributions

Bioengineering Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell-Coated Tubes for Spinal Cord Injury Repair
Tasneem Zahir, Hiroshi Nomura, Xiao Dong Guo, Howard Kim, Charles Tator, Cindi Morshead, and Molly Shoichet

Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Healthy Donors and Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients
Ivana Ferrero, Letizia Mazzini, Deborah Rustichelli, Monica Gunetti, Katia Mareschi, Lucia Testa, Nicola Nasuelli, Gaia Donata Oggioni, and Franca Fagioli

Implanted Mouse Bone Marrow-Derived Cells Reconstruct Layered Smooth Muscle Structures in Injured Urinary Bladders
Tetsuya Imamura, Yoshiaki Kinebuchi, Osamu Ishizuka, Satoshi Seki, Yasuhiko Igawa, and Osamu Nishizawa

MR Tracking of Magnetically Labeled Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Rat Kidneys With Acute Renal Failure
Jun-Hui Sun, Gao-Jun Teng, Sheng-Hong Ju, Zhan-Long Ma, Xiao-Li Mai, and Ming Ma

Multilineage Potential of Side Population Cells From Human Amnion Mesenchymal Layer
M. Kobayashi, T. Yakuwa, K. Sasaki, K. Sato, A. Kikuchi, I. Kamo, Y. Yokoyama, and N. Sakuragawa

Multipotent Menstrual Blood Stromal Stem Cells: Isolation, Characterization, and Differentiation
Amit N. Patel, Eulsoon Park, Michael Kuzman, Federico Benetti, Francisco J. Silva, and Julie G. Allickson

Murine Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Hepatic Progenitor Cells Engraft in Recipient Livers With Limited Capacity of Liver Tissue Formation
Amar Deep Sharma, Tobias Cantz, Arndt Vogel, Axel Schambach, Dhivya Haridass, Markus Iken, Martina Bleidißel, Michael P. Manns, Hans R. Schöler, and Michael Ott

Differentiation of Murine Embryonic Stem Cells in Skeletal Muscles of Mice
Chai Tian, Yifan Lu, Rénald Gilbert, and George Karpati

Inhibiting Myostatin With Follistatin Improves the Success of Myoblast Transplantation in Dystrophic Mice
Basma F. Benabdallah, Manaf Bouchentouf, Joel Rousseau, Pascal Bigey, Annick Michaud, Pierre Chapdelaine, Daniel Scherman, and Jacques P. Tremblay

Cultured Melanocytes: From Skin Biopsy to Transplantation
Deepa Ghosh, Sudheer Shenoy, and Pushpa Kuchroo


VOLUME 17, NUMBERS 1/2, 2008

SPECIAL ISSUE: JAPAN SOCIETY OF ORGAN PRESERVATION AND MEDICAL BIOLOGY (JSOPMB)

Introduction
Naoya Kobayashi, Guest Editor-in-Chief

Reviews

Artificial Cells for the Development of Cell Therapy
Naoya Kobayashi

Bioartificial Pancreas for the Treatment of Diabetes
Naoya Kobayashi

Cancer Stem Cell Research: Current Situation and Problems
Naoya Kobayashi, Nalú Navarro-Alvarez, Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, Hironobu Kawamoto, Yoshitaka Kondo, Tomoki Yamatsuji, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Yoshio Naomoto, and Noriaki Tanaka

Original Contributions

Long-Term Culture of Japanese Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Feeder-Free Conditions
Nalú Navarro-Alvarez, Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, Takesui Yuasa, Tomoki Yamatsuji, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Takeshi Nagasaka, Sheng Sun D, Muhammad Shahid Javed, Noriaki Tanaka, and Naoya Kobayashi

Cryopreservation of Mouse Adipose Tissue-Derived Stem/Progenitor Cells
Koichi Oishi, Hirofumi Noguchi, Hiroshi Yukawa, Takamichi Miyazaki, Ryuji Kato, Yasuo Kitagawa, Minoru Ueda, and Shuji Hayashi

Recombinant Sendai Virus-Mediated Gene Transfer to Adipose Tissue-Derived Stem Cells (ASCs)
Hiroshi Yukawa, Hirofumi Noguchi, Koichi Oishi, Takamichi Miyazaki, Yasuo Kitagawa, Makoto Inoue, Mamoru Hasegawa, and Shuji Hayashi

A Newly Developed Immunoisolated Bioartificial Pancreas With Cell Sheet Engineering
Jeong Ik Lee, Ryohei Nishimura, Hideaki Sakai, Nobuo Sasaki, and Takashi Kenmochi

Cryopreservation of Human Pancreatic Islets From Non-Heart-Beating Donors Using Hydroxyethyl Starch and Dimethyl Sulfoxide as Cryoprotectants
Takashi Kenmochi, Takehide Asano, Michihiro Maruyama, Kenichi Saigo, Naotake Akutsu, Chikara Iwashita, Kazunori Ohtsuki, Akiko Suzuki, and Mariko Miyazaki

Ductal Injection of Preservation Solution Increases Islet Yields in Islet Isolation and Improves Islet Graft Function
Hirofumi Noguchi, Michiko Ueda, Shuji Hayashi, Naoya Kobayashi, Teru Okitsu, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Hideo Nagata, Yusuke Nakai, and Shinichi Matsumoto

Heterotopic Transplant of an Isolated Rat Heart Preserved for 72 h in Perfluorocarbon With CO2
Yu Yoshida, Naoyuki Hatayama, Hajime Sekino, and Kunihiro Seki

Cell Surface Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans Mediate the Internalization of PDX-1 Protein
Michiko Ueda, Shinichi Matsumoto, Shuji Hayashi, Naoya Kobayashi, and Hirofumi Noguchi

ET-Kyoto Solution Plus Dibutyryl Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate Is Superior to University of Wisconsin Solution in Rat Liver Preservation
Xiangdong Zhao, Takaaki Koshiba, Takayuki Nakamura, Tatsuaki Tsuruyama, Ying Li, Toru Bando, Hiromi Wada, and Koichi Tanaka

Reestablishment of Microenvironment Is Necessary to Maintain In Vitro and In Vivo Human Islet Function
Nalú Navarro-Alvarez, Jorge David Rivas-Carrillo, Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, Takeshi Yuasa, Teru Okitsu, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinichi Matsumoto, Jiro Takei, Noriaki Tanaka, and Naoya Kobayashi

Secretory Unit of Islet in Transplantation (SUIT) and Engrafted Islet Rate (EIR) Indexes Are Useful for Evaluating Single Islet Transplantation
Hirofumi Noguchi, Yuichiro Yamada, Teru Okitsu, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Hideo Nagata, Naoya Kobayashi, Shuji Hayashi, and Shinichi Matsumoto

Serum Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin as a Predictor of Organ Recovery From Delayed Graft Function After Kidney Transplantation From Donors After Cardiac Death
Mamoru Kusaka, Yoko Kuroyanagi, Terumi Mori, Kayuri Nagaoka, Hitomi Sasaki, Takahiro Maruyama, Kunihiro Hayakawa, Ryoichi Shiroki, Hiroki Kurahashi, and Kiyotaka Hoshinaga

Carbamylated Erythropoietin Improves Angiogenesis and Protects the Kidneys From Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Ryoichi Imamura, Masayoshi Okumi, Yoshitaka Isaka, Naotsugu Ichimaru, Toshiki Moriyama, Enyu Imai, Norio Nonomura, Shiro Takahara, and Akihiko Okuyama

Amelioration of Cisplatin-Induced Acute Renal Injury by Renal Progenitor-Like Cells Derived From the Adult Rat Kidney
Masaru Kinomura, Shinji Kitamura, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Kunihiro Ichinose, Kumiko Hirokoshi, Yuki Takazawa, Hiroyuki Kitayama, Tatsuyo Nasu, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Yasushi Yamasaki, Takeshi Sugaya, Yohei Maeshima, and Hirofumi Makino

Glycocalyx Damage Estimated Using Colloidal Iron Staining
Daoxin Zhang, Yoshitaka Isaka, Ryoichi Imamura, Naotsugu Ichimaru, Yi Shi, Enyu Imai, Ye Tian, Aiji Ohtsuka, and Shiro Takahara

Immortalized Hepatocytes Using Human Artificial Chromosome
Masahiro Ito, Ryoutaro Ito, Daisuke Yoshihara, Masashi Ikeno, Megumi Kamiya, Nobutaka Suzuki, Akihiko Horiguchi, Hideo Nagata, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Naoya Kobayashi, Ira J. Fox, Tsuneko Okazaki, and Syuichi Miyakama

The Significance of Preserving the Energy Status and Microcirculation in Liver Grafts From Non-Heart-Beating Donor
Shigehito Miyagi, Takeru Iwane, Yorihiro Akamatsu, Atsushi Nakamura, Akira Sato, and Susumu Satomi

Cloning and Characterization of Liver Progenitor Cells From the Scattered Cell Clusters in Primary Culture of Porcine Livers
Takayoshi Tokiwa, Taisuke Yamazaki, Masashi Ono, Shin Enosawa, and Takashi Tsukiyama

Laparoscopy-Assisted Creation of a Liver Failure Model in Pigs
Takeshi Yuasa, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Jorge D. Rivas-Carrillo, Yong Chen, Nalú Navarro-Alvarez, Alejandro Soto-Guiterrez, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinichi Matsumoto, Noriaki Tanaka, and Naoya Kobayashi

Immunological Tolerance-Related Genes in a Spontaneous Tolerant Model of Rat Liver Transplantation Explored by Suppression Subtractive Hybridization
HuiQi Zhang, Kazuhiro Ohmi, Akira Hirasawa, Shin Enosawa, Yoshiaki Hara, Akihiko Tamura, and Gozoh Tsujimoto

Green Tea Polyphenols Affect Skin Preservation in Rats and Improve the Rate of Skin Grafts
Takeshi Kawazoe, HakHee Kim, Yasumi Tsuji, Naoki Morimoto, Suong-Hyu Hyon, and Shigehiko Suzuki

The Local Injection of Peritoneal Macrophages Induces Neovascularization in Rat Ischemic Hind Limb Muscles
Nobuyuki Hirose, Hironori Maeda, Morio Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Hayashi, Gang-Hong Lee, Liyan Chen, Geethalakshmi Radhakrishnan, Parijatha Rao, and Shiro Sasaguri

Bcl-2 Protects Tubular Epithelial Cells From Ischemia Reperfusion Injury by Inhibiting Apoptosis
Chigure Suzuki, Yoshitaka Isaka, Shigeomi Shimizu, Yoshihide Tsujimoto, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Takahito Ito, Shiro Takahara, and Enyu Imai

Promotion of Hydroxyapatite-Associated, Stem Cell-Based Bone Regeneration by CCN2
Mitsuaki Ono, Satoshi Kubota, Takuo Fujisawa, Wataru Sonoyama, Harumi Kawaki, Kentaro Akiyama, Kengo Shimono, Masamitsu Oshima, Takashi Nishida, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Kazuomi Suzuki, Masaharu Takigawa, and Takuo Kuboki

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