The Childrens Mercy Hospital and University of Kansas | Date: 2013-04-30
A method of differentiating cells into CK19-positive cells capable of producing hair follicle-like and hair structure-like can include: providing a tissue scaffold; seeding cells into the scaffold, the cells being capable of differentiation; incubating the scaffold having the cells in a cell growth media; and incubating the scaffold having the cells in an osteogenic differentiation medium sufficient for CK19-positive cells to be generated in the scaffold. The tissue scaffold can be a decellularized Whartons jelly matrix. The cell growth media excludes osteogenic differentiation components: dexamethasone, -glycerophosphate, 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3, and ascorbic acid 2-phosphate. The osteogenic differentiation medium includes the osteogenic differentiation components. The cells can be mesenchymal cells, such as WJMSCs.
The Childrens Mercy Hospital | Date: 2010-04-30
The present invention is directed towards a diagnostic test, treatment, and monitoring of treatment for growth hormone abnormalities including Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) as well as a kit comprising the necessary components of the present invention. G-protein expression and levels of mRNA are evaluated to determine if a patient has GHD or if treatment for GHD is effective. A G-protein agonist or antagonist is used to treat GHD by bringing G-protein expression and levels of mRNA into the normal range.
The Childrens Mercy Hospital | Date: 2013-04-02
The Childrens Mercy Hospital | Date: 2010-10-06
A novel method of suppressing non-specific cross-hybridization between repetitive elements present in nucleic acid probes and corresponding repetitive elements in the target nucleic acid by using DNA synthesized to contain a plurality of repetitive elements while avoiding low and single copy sequences.
The Childrens Mercy Hospital | Date: 2010-06-10
The present invention provides for decellularized tissue and method for decellularizing tissue. The method generally comprises the steps of obtaining a harvested tissue, performing a muscle shelf debridement, treating the tissue with an enzyme, washing the tissue with a detergent, and performing an organic solvent extraction on the tissue. The tissues decellularized according to the present invention have several advantages including removing more of the residual cell debris, dsDNA, and chemicals, as well as exhibiting less calcification and better ultimate tensile strength than tissues prepared not according to the method of the present invention.