J. P. Gong

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—A highly nonlinear system controlled by a linear model predictive controller (MPC) may not exhibit a satisfactory dynamic performance. This has led to the development of a number of nonlinear MPC (NMPC) approaches that permit the use of first principles-based nonlinear models. Such models can be accurate over a wide range of operating conditions, but may(More)
BACKGROUND It has been a common belief that articular cartilage tissue cannot regenerate in vivo. Recently, however, we have found that spontaneous hyaline cartilage regeneration can be induced in vivo by implanting a synthetic double-network (DN) hydrogel, which is composed of poly-(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) (PAMPS) and poly-(N,N'-dimethyl(More)
Biopolymers such as DNA, F-actins, and microtubules, which are highly charged, rodlike polyelectrolytes, are assembled into architectures with defined morphology and size by electrostatic interaction with multivalent cations (or polycations) in vivo and in vitro. The physical origin to determine their morphology and size is not clearly understood yet. Our(More)
BACKGROUND Functional repair of articular osteochondral defects remains a major challenge not only in the field of knee surgery but also in tissue regeneration medicine. The purpose is to clarify whether the spontaneous hyaline cartilage regeneration can be induced in a large osteochondral defect created in the femoral condyle by means of implanting a novel(More)
In this paper, we reveal that microtubules (MTs), reconstructed from tubulin in vitro in the presence of guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP), have a ring or spiral shape on a motor protein-fixed surface, and these MTs show biased motion in the counterclockwise direction. By cross-linking these MTs during the sliding motion, we obtained large ring-shaped MT(More)
BACKGROUND A double-network (DN) gel, which is composed of poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) and poly(N,N'-dimethyl acrylamide), can induce hyaline cartilage regeneration in vivo in a large osteochondral defect. The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of the thickness of the implanted DN gel on the induction ability of hyaline(More)
We show that F-actins form three-dimensional giant network under uni-directional diffusion of polycations, at a dilute actin concentration (0.01 mg/mL) that only bundles are formed by homogeneous mixing with polycations. The mesh size of the actin network depends on polycation concentration and ionic strength, while bundle thickness of network depends only(More)
Background: In focal repair of joint cartilage and meniscus, initial stiffness and strength of repairs are generally much less than surrounding tissue. This increases early failure potential. Secure primary fixation of the repair material is also a problem. Acrylamide polymer double-network (DN) hydrogels are candidate-improved repair materials. DN gels(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the nodal properties and reorganization of whole-brain functional network in subjects with severe right-sided SNHL. METHODS From June 2012 to June 2013, a total of 19 patients with severe right-sided SNHL were collected from Zhongda Hospital or the recruitment advertising along with 31 healthy controls.Based on the(More)