Total Citations: 4,392; i10-index: 31; by Google Scholar as of 11/7/2017

Asterisks indicate equal contribution; underlines indicate corresponding authorship

Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Liu C, Chen CW, Ducheyne P, “In vitro surface reaction layer formation and dissolution of calcium phosphate cement-bioactive glass composites”, Biomedical Materials. 2008;3(3):034111.
  2. Crisan M, Yap S, Casteilla L, Chen CW, Corselli M, Park TS, Andriolo G, Sun B, Zheng B, Zhang L, Norotte C, Teng PN, Traas J, Schugar R, Deasy BM, Badylak S, Buhring HJ, Giacobino JP, Lazzari L, Huard J, Péault B, “A perivascular origin for mesenchymal stem cells in multiple human organs”, Cell Stem Cell. 2008;3(3):301-13. (IF=16.83) (The most cited article in Cell Stem Cell from ‘08-’12; Faculty of 1000 top 2% articles in biology and medicine; Citations: 2,589)
  3. Crisan M, Chen CW, Corselli M, Andriolo G, Lazzari L, Péault B, “Perivascular multipotent progenitor cells in human organs”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2009;1176:118-23. (Citations: 176)
  4. Chen CW, Montelatici E, Crisan M, Corselli M, Huard J, Lazzari L, Péault B, “Perivascular multi-lineage progenitor cells in human organs: Regenerative units, cytokine sources or both?” Cytokine and Growth Factor Reviews. 2009;20(5-6):429-34. (IF=7.02) (Citations: 140)
  5. Corselli M, Chen CW, Crisan M, Lazzari L, Péault B, “Perivascular ancestors of adult multipotent stem cells”, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 2010;30(6):1104-9. (IF=7.24) (Citations: 255)
  6. Lin CH, Hsu SH, Su JM, Chen CW,Surface modification of poly(ε-caprolactone) porous scaffolds using gelatin hydrogel as the tracheal replacement”, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 2011;5(2):156-62. (IF=3.53)
  7. Park TS, Gavina M, Chen CW, Sun B, Teng PN, Huard J, Deasy BM, Zimmerlin L, Péault B, “Placental perivascular cells for human muscle regeneration”, Stem Cells and Development. 2011;20:451-463. (IF=4.79) (Cover Article; Citations: 72)
  8. Xiang G, Yang Q, Wang B, Sekiya N, Mu X, Tang Y, Chen CW, Okada M, Cummins J, Gharaibeh B, Huard J, “Lentivirus-mediated wnt11 gene transfer enhances cardiomyogenic differentiation of skeletal muscle-derived stem cells”, Molecular Therapy. 2011;19(4):790-6. (IF=7.15) (Citations: 26)
  9. Crisan M, Corselli M, Chen CW, Péault B, “Multilineage stem cells in the adult: A perivascular legacy?” Organogenesis. 2011;7(2):101-104. (Citations: 60)
  10. Chu H, Gao J, Chen CW, Huard J, Wang Y, “An injectable FGF2 coacervate for persistent angiogenesis”, PNAS. 2011;108(33):13444-9. (IF=9.77) (Citations: 80)
  11. Okada M, Payne TR, Drowley L, Jankowski RJ, Momoi N, Beckman S, Chen WCW, Keller BB, Tobita K, Huard J,Human skeletal muscle cells with a slow adhesion rate after isolation and an enhanced stress resistance improve function of ischemic hearts”, Molecular Therapy. 2012;20(1):138-45. (IF=6.87)
  12. Corselli M, Chen CW, Sun B, Yap S, Rubin PJ, Péault B, “The tunica adventitia of human arteries and veins as a source of mesenchymal stem cells”. Stem Cells and Development. 2012;21(8):1299-308. (IF=4.46) (Citations: 206)
  13. Zheng B, Chen CW, Li GH, Thompson SD, Poddar M, Péault B, Huard J, “Isolation of myogenic stem cells from cultures of cryopreserved human skeletal muscle”, Cell Transplantation. 2012;21(6):1087-93. (IF=6.20)
  14. Chen CW, Corselli M, Péault B, Huard J, “Human blood vessel derived stem cells for tissue repair and regeneration”, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2012;2012:597439. (IF=3.35) (Citations: 60)
  15. Crisan M, Corselli M, Chen WCW, Péault B, “Perivascular cells for regenerative medicine”, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 2012;16(12):2851-60. (IF=4.13) (Citations: 131)
  16. Gerlach JC, Over PJ, Turner ME, Thompson RL, Foka HG, Chen WCW, Péault B, Gridelli B, Schmelzer E, “Perivascular mesenchymal progenitors in human fetal and adult liver”, Stem Cells and Development. 2012;21(18):3258-69. (IF=4.46) (Citations: 35)
  17. Chu H, Chen CW, Huard J, Wang Y, “The effect of a heparin-based coacervate of fibroblast growth factor-2 on scarring in the infarcted myocardium”, Biomaterials. 2013;34(6):1747-56. (IF=7.60) (Citations: 42)
  18. Chen CW, Okada M, Proto JD, Gao X, Sekiya N, Beckman SA, Corselli M, Crisan M, Saparov A, Tobita K, Péault B, Huard J, “Human pericytes for ischemic heart repair”, Stem Cells. 2013;31(2):305-16. (IF=7.70) (Cover Article; Citations: 132)
  19. Gao X, Usas A, Lu A, Tang Y, Wang B, Chen CW, Li H, Tebbets JC, Cummins JH, Huard J, “BMP2 is superior to BMP4 for promoting human muscle derived-stem cell mediated bone regeneration in a critical size calvarial defect model”, Cell Transplantation. 2013;22(12):2393-408. (IF=4.42) (Citations: 26)
  20. Zheng B, Li GH, Chen WCW, Deasy BM, Pollett JB, Sun B, Drowley L, Gharaibeh L, Usas A, Péault B, Huard J, “Human myogenic endothelial cells exhibit chondrogenic and osteogenic potentials at the clonal level”, Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2013;31(7):1089-95.
  21. Beckman SA, Chen WCW, Tang Y, Proto JD, Mlakar L, Wang B, Huard J, “The beneficial effect of mechanical stimulation on the regenerative potential of MDSCs is lost by inhibiting VEGF”, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 2013;33(8):2004-12. (IF=6.34) (Citations: 23)
  22. Li H, Usas A, Poddar M, Chen CW, Thompson SD, Ahani B, Cummins J, Lavasani M, Huard J, “Platelet-rich plasma promotes the proliferation of human muscle derived progenitor cells and maintains their stemness”, PLoS One. 2013;8(6):e (IF=3.73) (Citations: 34)
  23. Chen WCW, Park TS, Murray IR, Zimmerlin L, Lazzari L, Huard J, Péault B, “Cellular kinetics of perivascular MSC precursors”, Stem Cells International. 2013;2013:983059. (Citations: 31)
  24. Saparov A, Chen CW, Beckman SA, Wang Y, Huard J, “The role of antioxidation and immunomodulation in stem cell-mediated cardiac repair”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013;14(8):16258-79.
  25. Bodnar R, Rodgers M, Chen WCW, Wells A, “Pericyte regulation of vascular remodeling through the CXC receptor 3”, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 2013;33(12):2818-2829. (IF=6.34)
  26. Beckman SA, Sekiya N, Chen WCW, Mlakar L, Tobita K, Huard J, “The cardiac regenerative potential of myoblasts remains limited despite improving their survival via antioxidant treatment”, CellR4. 2014;2(2): e845.
  27. Chen WCW, Saparov A, Corselli M, Crisan M, Zheng B, Péault B, Huard J, “Isolation of blood-vessel-derived multipotent precursors from human skeletal muscle”, Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2014;(90):e51195.
  28. Gao X, Usas A, Proto JD, Lu A, Cummins JH, Proctor A, Chen CW, Huard J, “Role of donor and host cells in muscle derived stem cell mediated bone repair: Differentiation versus paracrine effects”, FASEB Journal. 2014;28(8):3792-809. (IF=5.48)
  29. Chen WCW, Baily JE, Corselli M, Diaz M, Sun B, Xiang G, Gray GA, Huard J, Péault B, “Human myocardial pericytes: multipotent mesodermal precursors exhibiting cardiac specificity”, Stem Cells. 2015;33(2):557-573. (IF=7.13) (Cover Article, Citations: 54)
  30. Proto JD, Tang Y, Lu A, Chen WCW, Stahl E, Poddar M, Beckman SA, Robbins PD, Nidernhofer LJ, Imbrogno K, Hannigan T, Mars WM, Wang B, Huard J,NF-κB inhibition reveals a novel role for HGF during skeletal muscle repair”, Cell Death and Disease. 2015;6:e1730. (IF=5.01)
  31. Chen WCW, Péault B, Huard J, “Regenerative translation of human blood-vessel-derived MSC precursors”, Stem Cells International. 2015;2015:375187.
  32. Chen WCW, Lee BG, Park DW, Kim KB, Chu H, Kim K, Huard J, Wang Y, “Controlled dual delivery of fibroblast growth factor-2 and interleukin-10 by heparin-based coacervate synergistically enhances ischemic heart repair”, Biomaterials. 2015;72:138-151. (IF=8.56) (Citations: 25)
  33. Chen WCW and Péault B, “Skeletal Myogenesis in vitro”, Bio-protocol. 2015;5(21):e1645.
  34. Kim K, Chen WCW, Heo Y, Wang Y,Polycation and its Biomedical Applications”, Progress in Polymer Science. 2016;60:18-50. (IF=27.18)
  35. Baily JE, Chen WCW, Murray IR, González Galofre ZN, Khan N, Huard J, Péault B, “Isolation of Perivascular Multipotent Precursor Cell Populations from Human Cardiac Tissue”, Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2016;(116):e54252.
  36. Saparov A, Ogay V, Nurgozhin T, Jumabay M, Chen WCW, “Preconditioning of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Enhance Their Regulation of the Immune Response”, Stem Cells International. 2016;2016:3924858. (IF=3.69)
  37. Chen WCW, Wang Z, Missinato MA, Park DW, Long DW, Liu HJ, Zeng X, Yates NA, Kim K, Wang Y, “Decellularized Zebrafish Cardiac Extracellular Matrix Induces Mammalian Heart Regeneration”, Science Advances. 2016;2(11):e1600844. (Featured in: Cosmos magazine, 11/21/2016; University of Pittsburgh News, 11/21/2016; ScienceDaily, 11/22/2016; Cardiovascular Business, 11/22/2016; Fight Aging!, 11/23/2016; New Atlas, 11/24/2016; Yahoo! News, 11/25/2016; Before It’s News, 11/25/2016; The International Business Times, 11/25/2016)
  38. Murray IR, Baily JE, Chen WCW, Dar A, Gonzalez ZN, Jensen AR, Petrigliano FA, Deb A, Henderson CN, “Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Pericytes: Functions and Therapeutic Potential, Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2017;171:65-74. (IF=11.00)
  39. Saparov A, Ogay V, Nurgozhin T, Chen WCW, Mansurov N, Issabekova A, Zhakupova J, “Role of the Immune System in Cardiac Tissue Damage and Repair Following Myocardial Infarction”, Inflammation Research, 2017;66(9):739-751.
  40. Mansurov N, Chen WCW, Awada H, Huard J, Wang Y, Saparov A, “A Controlled Release System for Simultaneous Delivery of Three Human Perivascular Stem Cell-derived Factors for Tissue Repair and Regeneration”, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 2017; In press. (IF=4.71)
  41. Higashikuni Y, Chen WCW, Lu TK, “Advancing Therapeutic Applications of Synthetic Gene Circuits”, Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 2017;47:133-141. (IF=9.29)
  42. Chen YC, Farzadfard F, Gharaei N, Chen WCW, Cao J, Lu TK, “Randomized CRISPR-Cas Transcriptional Perturbation Screening Reveals Protective Genes Against Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity”, Molecular Cell. 2017;68(1): 247-57.e5. (IF=14.71)
  43. Purcell O, Opdensteinen P, Chen WCW, Lowenhaupt K, Brown A, Hermann M, Cao J, Tenhaef N, Kallweit E, Kastilan R, Sinskey A, Perez-Pinera P, Buyel J, Lu TK, “Production of Functional Anti-Ebola Antibodies in Pichia pastoris”, ACS Synthetic Biology. 2017; Revision submitted. (IF=5.38)

Book Chapters

  1. Liu C, Chen CW, Ducheyne P, Effects of the composition of the bioactive composite calcium phosphate cement on its behavior in the solution, In: Key Engineering Materials, Volume 330-332, Trans Tech Publications, Pfaffikon, Switzerland. 2007, pp. 823-826. (ISBN#0878494227)
  2. Chen CW, Huard J, Péault B, Chapter XVI. Mesenchymal stem cells and cardiovascular repair, In: Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Xiao Y (ed.), Nova Science Publishers Inc., Hauppauge, NY, USA. 2012, pp. 363-378. (ISBN#9781613246696)
  3. Chen WCW, Péault B, Stem Cells: Development and renewal of ventricular heart muscle from intrinsic progenitor cells, In: Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Meyers RA (ed.), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Hoboken, NJ, USA. 2013. (ISBN#9783527600908)
  4. Santamaria A, Asatrian G, Chen WCW, James AW, Hardy W, Ting K, Caplan AI, Soo C, Péault B, Nature or nurture: innate versus cultured mesenchymal stem cells for tissue regeneration, In: Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic, Laurence J, Baptista P, Atala A, and Beusekom MV (eds.), Academic Press/Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2015. (ISBN#9780128005484)
  5. Baily JEand Chen WCW (eds.), Transplantation of Purified Human Pericytes for Myocardial Repair in SCID-hu mice, In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature. 2017; In press.