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[Expression of hepatocyte-enriched transcriptional factors during the differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived hepatocytes].

Authors: Jin, Ye  Qu, Qiang  Zhou, Li  Ji, Wen-Juan  Zhao, Lei  He, Xiao-Dong 
Citation: Jin Y, etal., Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2009 Jun;31(3):330-4.
RGD ID: 12904750
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:19621519


OBJECTIVE: To study the expression and distribution of hepatocyte-enriched transcriptional factors during the differentiation of hepatocyte by rat bone marrow stem cells in vitro.
METHODS: Mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from rat bone marrow and induced into mature hepatocyte in vitro. The mRNA expression levels of hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4 alpha), CCAAT enhancer binding protein (C/EBP) alpha and beta were compared between induced and non-induced cultures using semi-quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The distribution pattern of HNF4 alpha was detected by immunofluorescence staining and observed by fluorescence microscope.
RESULTS: Transcriptional factors HNF4 alpha, C/EBP alpha, and C/EBP beta were expressed in the induced cells during the culture process. The mRNA expression levels of HNF4 alpha and C/EBP alpha were significantly higher in induced cultures than those in non-induced cultures in the early stage, whereas C/EBP beta expression was significantly up-regulated in induced cultures at the late stage (P < 0.05). Immunofluorescence staining showed that HNF4 alpha was located in the cell nucleus of differentiated cells.
CONCLUSION: The characteristic time-dependent expression of transcriptional factors HNF4 alpha, C/EBP alpha, and C/EBP beta during the hepatocyte differentiation by bone marrow stem cells demonstrates that the expressions of these transcriptional factors are closely related to the initiation and maintenance of hepatocyte differentiation.

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Hnf4a  (hepatocyte nuclear factor 4, alpha)


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