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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphological changes of upper airway after Twin Block (TB) treatment in growing patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion and mandibular retrusion compared with untreated Class II patients by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty growing patients who have completed(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs) are short 20- to 22-nucleotide noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate the expression of target genes at the post-transcriptional level. The expression of specific miRNAs and their roles in the osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) exposed to mechanical stretch remain unclear. Here, we found that(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the changes of ATF4 expression in cultured human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (hPDLF) after mechanical stimuli, and to investigate whether ATF4 is essential for the mechanical stress-induced hPDLF differentiation. METHODS Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blotting were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological changes of upper airway after protraction headgear and rapid maxillary expansion (PE) treatment in growing patients with Class III malocclusion and maxillary skeletal deficiency compared with untreated Class III patients by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS Thirty growing(More)
The flow dynamics of respiratory airflow is the basic factor that influences the ventilation function of the upper airway. This research aimed to investigate the pharyngeal flow field characteristics after Twin Block (TB) treatment in growing patients with Class II(1) and mandibular retrognathia by computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. Cone beam(More)
In addition to governing mitotic progression, Plk1 also suppresses the activation of the G2 DNA damage checkpoint and promotes checkpoint recovery. Previous studies have shown that checkpoint activation after DNA damage requires inhibition of Plk1, but the underlying mechanism of Plk1 regulation was unknown. In this study we show that the specific(More)
The changes of the upper airway after large retraction of the incisors in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients were assessed mainly focused on the anatomic variation and ignored the functional changes. This study aimed to investigate the changes of the upper airway in adult class I bimaxillary protrusion patients after extraction treatment using(More)
Orthodontic force may lead to cell damage, circulatory disturbances, and vascular changes of the dental pulp, which make a hypoxic environment in pulp. In order to maintain the homeostasis of dental pulp, hypoxia will inevitably induce the defensive reaction. However, this is a complex process and is regulated by numerous factors. In this study, we(More)
Cyclical stretch-induced bone formation during orthodontic treatment is a complex biological process modulated by various factors including miRNAs and their targeted-gene network. However, the miRNA expression profile and their roles in osteogenic differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) exposed to mechanical stretch remains unclear. Here, we(More)
In this study, a simple, efficient enzymatic production process for the environmentally friendly synthesis of l-citrulline from l-arginine was developed using arginine deiminase (ADI) from Lactococcus lactis. Following overexpression of L. lactis ADI in Escherichia. coli BL21 (DE3) and experimental evolution using error-prone PCR, mutant FMME106 was(More)