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Differentiation of temporomandibular joint synovial mesenchymal stem cells into neuronal cells in vitro: an in vitro study.
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PMID:  20946102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
SMSCs (synovial mesenchymal stem cells) isolated from TMJs (temporomandibular joints) were induced to proliferate and differentiate in vitro by bFGF (basic fibroblast growth factor) and explore the potential of SMSC differentiation into neuronal cells. In this study, the cultured SMSCs were derived from the TMJ synovial membrane of condylar hyperplasia patients and were amplified with the indicated concentration of FCS (fetal calf serum) and DMEM (Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium) in vitro. bFGF (25 ng/ml) was applied to induced synovial cells differentiated into neuronal cells. Inverted microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, immunocytochemical and RT-PCR were used for checking the change of the induced cells. Morphology was mostly spindle; a small part was of a polygon. The undifferentiated SMSCs showed the fibroblast-like morphology; however, most of the differentiated cells were in the shape of a spindle and the rest were polygonal. Furthermore, being induced by bFGF, SMSCs can be found to be a unique long extension from the cell body under the scanning electron microscope. RT-PCR and immunocytochemical analysis was made to confirm nestin (neural stem cell marker) and NF-L (neurofilament-light or neurofilament 68-kDa mature nerve cell marker) expression in SMSCs. SMSCs can differentiate into neuronal cells when induced by bFGF. The bFGF-induced SMSCs not only changed into neural-like cells but also expressed specific markers.
Zhiming Liu; Xing Long; Jian Li; Lili Wei; Zhongcheng Gong; Wei Fang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biology international     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1095-8355     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Biol. Int.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-12-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307129     Medline TA:  Cell Biol Int     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology HubeiMost and Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine, Ministry of Education, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430079, Peoples Republic of China.
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