3 articles published in JoVE
Laser Doppler: A Tool for Measuring Pancreatic Islet Microvascular Vasomotion In Vivo Mingming Liu1, Xiaoyan Zhang1, Bingwei Li1, Bing Wang1, Qingbin Wu1, Fei Shang1, Ailing Li1, Hongwei Li1, Ruijuan Xiu1 1Institute of Microcirculation, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Pancreatic islet microvascular vasomotion regulates islet blood distribution and maintains the physiological function of islet β cells. This protocol describes using a laser Doppler monitor to determine the functional status of pancreatic islet microvascular vasomotion in vivo and to assess the contributions of pancreatic islet microcirculation to pancreatic-related diseases.
A Standardized Method for Measuring Internal Lung Surface Area via Mouse Pneumonectomy and Prosthesis Implantation Zhe Liu1,2, Siling Fu2,3, Nan Tang2 1Department of Life Sciences, Peking University, 2National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, 3Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College Internal lung surface area (ISA) is a critical criterion for assessing lung morphology and physiology in lung diseases and injury-induced alveolar regeneration. We describe here a standardized method that can minimize the measurement bias for ISA in both lung pneumonectomy and prosthesis implantation mouse models.
Generation of Integration-free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Using Episomal Vectors Wei Wen1, Jian-Ping Zhang1, Wanqiu Chen2, Cameron Arakaki2, Xiaolan Li1,2, David Baylink2, Gary D. Botimer3, Jing Xu1, Weiping Yuan1, Tao Cheng1,4,5,6,7, Xiao-Bing Zhang1,2 1State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Institute of Hematology and Blood Disease Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 2Division of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University, 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University, 4Center for Stem Cell Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 5Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, 6Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, 7Tianjin Key Laboratory of Blood Cell Therapy and Technology This protocol describes a detailed method for efficient generation of integration-free iPSCs from human adult peripheral blood cells. With the use of four oriP/EBNA-based episomal vectors to express the reprogramming factors, KLF4, MYC, BCL-XL, or OCT4 and SOX2, thousands of iPSC colonies can be obtained from 1 mL of peripheral blood.