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A bilayered construct with or without adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) was applied to repair full-thickness defects in the patellar groove of 18 rabbits. Non-treated and treated defects were divided into three groups: a control group (n = 12), a cell-free group (n = 12) and a cell-based group (n = 12). Histological appearance and grading were evaluated at(More)
Osteogenesis associated with persistent inflammation or infection exists in a broad range of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic bone fracture. The poor outcomes of these conditions will benefit from more effective treatments. Here we investigated the molecular mechanisms and tested NEMO-binding domain peptide as a new approach of(More)
Specificity protein 1(Sp1) is a ubiquitous transcription factor and is highly expressed in breast cancer. However, its expression pattern and role in breast cancer progression remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to examine the expression pattern of Sp1 and determine its role in breast cancer progression. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed on(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes mellitus. Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) is a well-distinguished mediator of progressive renal fibrosis in DN. However, the molecular mechanisms contributing to enhanced TGFβ1 expression in the progression of DN are not fully understood. Herein, we reported that c-Jun and specificity(More)
This study aims to investigate the effect of starter feeding supplementation on colonic mucosal bacterial communities and on mucosal immune homeostasis in pre-weaned lambs. We selected eight pairs of 10-day-old lamb twins. One twin was fed breast milk (M, n = 8), while the other was fed breast milk plus starter (M+S, n = 8). The lambs were sacrificed at 56(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the value of CK13 (Rab) and CK10/13(Mab) as objective and specific biomarkers combined with Alcian-Phloxine-Martius yellow (APM) staining for the diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) and amniotic fluid aspiration (AFA). METHODS A retrospective study of forensic autopsy cases of 148 neonatal deaths and 19 maternal deaths in the(More)
OBJECTIVE to explore the relationship between the maxillary sinus volume and the amount of alveolar bone, and the effect of molar loss upon the maxillary sinus was further analyzed,by measuring adult maxillary sinus volume, sinus ridge distance, and calculating the gasification coefficient of maxillary sinus. METHOD One hundred and ninety cases (361(More)
BACKGROUND It is not uncommon that only mild coronary artery stenosis is grossly revealed after a system autopsy. While coronary artery spasm (CAS) is the suspected mechanism of these deaths, no specific biomarker has been identified to suggest antemortem CAS. MATERIAL AND METHODS To evaluate the potential of using phosphorylated myosin light chain 2(More)
Studies have focused on foraging ecology of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and their selection of ungulate host species. However, few studies have been conducted at intraspecific levels, such as the sex/age class of a specific ungulate. In this study, the foraging behavior and intraspecific host selection of cattle egrets associated with Père David's deer(More)
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