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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the methods and the outcomes of complex intra-articular glenoid fractures, treated by open reduction and internal fixations. METHODS The outcomes of 11 cases of complex intra-articular glenoid scapular fractures were retrospectively analyzed. The fractures were classified as type IV in five cases, type Va in two and Vb in four(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the expression profiles of differential proteins between retinoic acid resistant and sensitive cells and screen the proteins related to retinoic acid (RA) resistance by proteomic analysis. METHODS The total cellular proteins from the RA sensitive cells of the line NB4 and the RA resistant cells of the line MR2 obtained from a patient(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The WNK kinases are a recently discovered family of serine-threonine kinases that have been shown to play an essential role in the regulation of electrolyte homeostasis. This review focuses on the recent evidence elucidating the functions of these kinases in normal and disease physiology. RECENT FINDINGS Mutations in WNK1 and WNK4 have(More)
CaMKI is a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase that is widely expressed in eukaryotic cells and tissues but for which few, if any, physiological substrates are known. We screened a human lung cDNA expression library for potential CaMKI substrates by solid phase in situ phosphorylation ("phosphorylation screening"). Multiple overlapping partial length(More)
Objective. Rab27b is reported to correlate with cancer development and progression. However, the association between Rab27b expression and the clinical characteristics of colorectal cancer (CRC) is barely investigated. Methods. One-step quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) test with 18 fresh-frozen CRC samples and(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic-impregnated bone cement (AIBC) has been widely used for the treatment of infected revision arthroplasty, but its routine use in primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA) remains considerably controversial. With this meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials, we intended to assess the antimicrobial efficacy and safety of AIBC(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) is a ligand-induced transcription factor and contains the polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts within its N-terminal transactivation domain. The length of polyQ tracts has been suggested to alter AR transcriptional activity in prostate cancer along with other endocrine and neurologic disorders. Here, we assessed the role of ZMIZ1, an AR(More)
Magnesium (Mg), a potential biodegradable material, has recently received increasing attention due to its unique antibacterial property. However, rapid corrosion in the physiological environment and potential toxicity limit clinical applications. In order to improve the corrosion resistance meanwhile not compromise the antibacterial activity, a novel Mg(More)
Zinc (Zn) and silver (Ag) are co-implanted into titanium by plasma immersion ion implantation. A Zn containing film with Ag nanoparticles (Ag NPs) possessing a wide size distribution is formed on the surface and the corrosion resistance is improved due to the micro-galvanic couples formed by the implanted Zn and Ag. Not only are the initial adhesion,(More)
Prevention of periprosthetic infection (PPI) by inhibiting biofilm formation on prostheses is crucial to orthopedic surgery. In this work, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are fabricated in situ and immobilized on titanium by silver plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII). The anti-biofilm activity rendered by the immobilized Ag NPs is assessed using(More)