2 articles published in JoVE
Isolation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Human Alveolar Periosteum and Effects of Vitamin D on Osteogenic Activity of Periosteum-derived Cells Yen-Li Wang1,2, Adrienne Hong3, Tzung-Hai Yen1,4,5,6, Hsiang-Hsi Hong1,7,8 1Chang Gung University, 2Department of Periodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 3California Northstate University College of Medicine, 4Department of Nephrology, Clinical Poison Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5Kidney Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 6Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 7Department of Periodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 8College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University We present a protocol to investigate the mRNA expression biomarkers of periosteum-derived cells (PDCs) induced by vitamin C (vitamin C) and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D [1,25-(OH)2D3]. In addition, we evaluate the ability of PDCs to differentiate into osteocytes, chondrocytes, and adipocytes.
A Simple Cell-based Immunofluorescence Assay to Detect Autoantibody Against the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor in Blood Chia-Hsiang Chen1,2, Yu-Syuan Chang1 1Department of Psychiatry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Linkou, 2Department and Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Chang Gung University We ectopically expressed NR1 subunit of NMDA receptor tagged with green fluorescent protein in human embryonic cells (HEK293) as antigen to detect autoantibodies against NMDA receptor in the blood of patients suspected with autoimmune encephalitis. This simple method may be suitable for screening purposes in clinical settings.