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    Exploring teacher identity using poststructural tools

    O’Keeffe, Suzanne and Skerritt, Craig (2021) Exploring teacher identity using poststructural tools. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 44 (2). pp. 179-192. ISSN 1743-727X

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    Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been investigated in numerous disease settings involving impaired regeneration because of the crucial role they play in tissue maintenance and repair. Considering the number of comorbidities associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the hypothesis that MSCs mediate these comorbidities via a reduction in their native maintenance and repair activities is an intriguing line of inquiry. Here, it is demonstrated that the number of bone marrow-derived MSCs in people with T2DM was reduced compared to that of age-matched control (AMC) donors and that this was due to a specific decrease in the number of MSCs with osteogenic capacity. There were no differences in MSC cell surface phenotype or in MSC expansion, differentiation, or angiogenic or migratory capacity from donors living with T2DM as compared to AMCs. These findings elucidate the basic biology of MSCs and their potential as mediators of diabetic comorbidities, especially osteopathies, and provide insight into donor choice for MSC-based clinical trials. This study suggests that any role of bone marrow MSCs as a mediator of T2DM comorbidity is likely due to a reduction in the osteoprogenitor population size and not due to a permanent alteration to the MSCs’ capacity to maintain tissue homeostasis through expansion and differentiation.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: O’ Keeffe, S. and Skerritt, C. (2021) Exploring teacher identity using poststructural tools. null, 44 (2), 179-192.
    Keywords: type 2 diabetes mellitus; mesenchymal stem cells; mesenchymal stromal cells; adult stem cells; bone marrow stromal cells;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education
    Item ID: 15921
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    Depositing User: Suzanne O'Keeffe
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 09:11
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Research & Method in Education
    Publisher: mdpi
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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