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Research Article

Renoprotective Effect of Human Umbilical Cord–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Immunodeficient Mice Suffering from Acute Kidney Injury

  • Te-Chao Fang mail,

    fangtechao@yahoo.com.tw

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Cheng-Yoong Pang,

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Sheng-Chun Chiu,

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Dah-Ching Ding,

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Rong-Kung Tsai

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046504

About the Authors

Te-Chao Fang, Cheng-Yoong Pang, Sheng-Chun Chiu, Dah-Ching Ding, Rong-Kung Tsai
Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
Te-Chao Fang
Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
Te-Chao Fang
School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
Cheng-Yoong Pang, Sheng-Chun Chiu
Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
Dah-Ching Ding
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
Rong-Kung Tsai
Department of Ophthalmology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: fangtechao@yahoo.com.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TCF. Performed the experiments: TCF CYP SCC. Analyzed the data: TCF CYP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TCF CYP DCD RKT. Wrote the paper: TCF.