Osteopontin (OPN) plays an important role in the metastasis and recurrence of tumors after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, the down-regulation effect on OPN expression in HCC cells of RNA interference (RNAi) molecules designed to target different segments of OPN was investigated to identify a more effective site for OPN knockdown. Specific small interfering RNAs (siRNAs A, B, and C) of OPN were synthesized and transfected into an HCC cell line (HEP-G2; representing the OPNi-A, OPNi-B, and OPNi-C groups).
We investigated the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) of 20 Hz/2 mT on the osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs). Sprague Dawley rat BMSCs were isolated and cultured in vitro. The BMSCs of the third passage were obtained and stimulated by PEMFs of 20 Hz/2 mT.