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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has not only a mechanical but also a sensorimotor function. Patients with injuries of the ACL frequently complain of knee instability despite good mechanical stabilization after surgical reconstruction. Compared with healthy subjects, their latencies of hamstring reflexes after anterior tibia translation are considerably(More)
Our immunocytochemical results demonstrate the presence of angiotensin AT1 receptors in the cytoplasm and at the cell membrane in paraventricular and supraoptic neurons of the rat hypothalamus. The reaction product had a punctate appearance. We found no staining in the cell nucleus. Similar results were obtained with an anti-idiotypic antibody to(More)
Decellularized equine carotid arteries (dEAC) are potential alternatives to alloplastic vascular grafts although there are certain limitations in biocompatibility and immunogenicity. Here, dEAC were coated with the matricellular protein CCN1 and evaluated in vitro for its cytotoxic and angiogenic effects and in vivo for cellular repopulation, local(More)
PURPOSE Disinfection of biological implants is indispensable for clinical safety. Here, decellularized equine carotid arteries (dECAs) were disinfected by polyhexanide (PHX), an effective, well-tolerated and nontoxic wound disinfectant and evaluated as vascular grafts for their repopulation and local biocompatibility in vivo. 
 METHODS dECAs were(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE In order for balance to be maintained, the postural control system must process above all visual, vestibular and proprioceptive information and translate this input into appropriate motor responses. The influence of bodily constitution and physical activity on motor responses and thus on postural stability is still unclear. To use(More)
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