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Cartilage lesion of the patellofemoral joint is a common and challenging disease of the knee and an important cause of anterior knee pain. There are many naturally occurring variations in the anatomy and congruence of the patella and femoral trochlea. The purpose of this study was to identify the variations in patellofemoral anatomy and congruency that(More)
Thinopyrum intermedium has been hybridized extensively with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and several genes for disease resistance have been introgressed to cultivated wheat. However, there are very few reports about the Th. intermedium-derived seed storage protein genes which have been transferred into a wheat background by chromosome manipulation. Our aim(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) femoral insertion site with femoral bony landmarks and develop a new method of location. Sixteen unpaired normal Chinese human cadaveric knees were used. Femoral insertion sites of the ACL were marked with metal wires. Four pairs of bony landmarks were(More)
Two wheat–Thinopyrum substitution lines X479 and X482 selected from the progenies of wheat “Mianyang26 (MY26)” × wheat–Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. trichophorum partial amphiploid were characterized by seed storage protein electrophoresis, genomic in situ hybridization (GISH), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and PCR-based molecular markers. Seed(More)
Adult articular cartilage has a low regeneration capacity due to lack of viable progenitor cells caused by limited blood supply to cartilage. However, recent studies have demonstrated the existence of chondroprogenitor cells in articular cartilage. A critical question is whether these mesenchymal progenitor cells are functionally viable for tissue renewal(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the changes of brain water diffusion and cerebral haemodynamics of cortical areas using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in canine models of cardiac arrest (CA) and restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The secondary study objective was to evaluate whether MRI can be used to observe haemodynamic disorders in brain(More)
Concurrent engineering (CE) is a methodology applied to product lifecycle development so that high quality, well designed products can be provided at lower prices and in less time. Many research works have been proposed for efficiently modeling of different domains in CE. However, an integration of these works with consistent data flow is absent and still(More)
AMPK, a serine/threonine protein kinase, has proven to be an important positive regulator of autophagy, which is a key factor in the regulation of cardiac hypertrophy. Thus, we explored whether AMPK could inhibit cardiac hypertrophy by regulating autophagy. In pressure overload induced cardiac hypertrophy, decreased autophagy was detected. Administration of(More)
Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diuretics are regarded as the first-line treatment for patients with heart failure because they provide symptomatic relief. However, the specific benefits of diuretics and their effects on heart failure survival remain unclear. This study was designed to investigate the potential of(More)
To assess a novel cell manipulation technique of tissue engineering with respect to its ability to augment superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIO) labeled mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) density at a localized cartilage defect site in an in vitro phantom by applying magnetic force. Meanwhile, non-invasive imaging techniques were use to track(More)