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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)
To evaluate the methods and the outcomes of complex intra-articular glenoid fractures, treated by open reduction and internal fixations. 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 cases, according to(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)
The integration of metabolic signals required for the regulation of hepatic lipid homeostasis is complex. Previously, we showed that mice lacking expression of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) have increased fatty acid oxidation and are protected from the development of hepatic steatosis. Here, we show that leptin(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE This study was to compare the protein expression profiles between retinoic acid (RA) resistant and sensitive acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells by proteomic research method. METHODS Total cellular proteins extracted from a RA sensitive cell line NB4 and a RA resistant cell line MR2 were separated by two-dimensional (2D)(More)
Alpha B-crystallin (CRYAB) is one of the principal members of the small heat-shock protein family, and several studies described the CRYAB expression in human cancers. However, the association between CRYAB expression and the clinical features of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is rarely elucidated. In this present study, one-step quantitative reverse(More)
In tissue engineering, urine-derived stem cells are ideal seed cells and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are perfect antimicrobial agents. Due to a distinct lack of information on the effects of AgNPs on urine-derived stem cells, a study was conducted to evaluate the effects of silver ions and AgNPs upon the cytotoxicity and osteogenic differentiation of(More)
p16, encoded by the CDKN2A gene, is a tumor suppressor that has been widely studied in cancer research. However, the relationship of p16 with prognostic and clinicopathological parameters in patients with bladder cancer remains unclear. Data inclusion criteria were articles reporting on the relationship between p16 expression and the prognosis or(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the association between the expression of CD56 and CD117 on neoplastic plasma cells and patients prognosis in 50 newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients. The overall survival (OS) was measured and Cox proportional hazards model was used to evaluate CD56 and CD117 as possible prognostic factors for OS. CD56+ and CD117+(More)
When 7721 human hepatocarcinoma cells were treated with 100nm phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA), the activity ofN-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V(GnT-V) in the cells varied in accordance with the activity of membranous protein kinase C (PKC), but not with that of cytosolic PKC. Quercetin, a non-specific inhibitor of Ser/Thr protein kinase,(More)