Amit Bhalla

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BACKGROUND Allografting is currently used in lower limb reconstruction surgery. Demineralised bone matrix (DBM) is more osteoinductive compared with allografts but lacks mechanical strength. Osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) can improve the osteoinductivity of the allograft, however recent reports indicate significant allograft resorption when it is combined with(More)
Impaction allografting is a bone tissue engineering technique currently used in lower limb reconstruction orthopedic surgery. Our hypothesis was that biological optimization can be achieved by demineralization and addition of osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) to the allograft. The objective of our in vitro study was to evaluate human mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)(More)
Lumbar spinal stenosis in the presence of degenerative spondylolisthesis is generally treated by means of surgery. The role of lumbar decompression without fusion is not clear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess whether patients who undergo decompression alone have a favourable outcome without the need for a subsequent fusion. This is a(More)
Hydroxyapatite (HA) has been widely used as a bone graft substitute. In this study, we investigated whether the addition of osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) further enhanced the weak osteoinductive properties of hydroxyapatite when loaded with human mesenchymal stem cells (h-MSCs). Over a 14 day period, cell proliferation in both groups was assessed(More)
The MNNG-exposed Bloom syndrome (BS) B-lymphoblastoid cell population (BS-MNNG), when analyzed for aberrant genetic variations, showed an illegitimate rearrangement at the TCR-gamma gene and hypermethylation at the c-myb protooncogene. The TCR-gamma rearrangement involved a Vgamma9 segment corresponding to a 4 kb band detected with a Jgamma-specific probe(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogens and several other endogenous substances are recognised as being important in the process of wound healing. However, the effect of aromatase and aromatase inhibition in the wound healing process has yet to be fully defined. OBJECTIVE A review of the in vitro and in vivo evidence on the effect of aromatase inhibition on wound healing.(More)
Twenty-four hour MNNG-exposed Bloom syndrome (BS) B-lymphoblastoid cells with the potential to form single cell colonies in soft agar and nude mouse tumour (2/6 (33%) showed a simultaneous increase in the Ras-expressing cells (using monoclonal antibody to p21 transforming protein) from 20% (at 24 h) to 85% (on day 30). In contrast, there was an absence of(More)
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