Jingwen Yang

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INTRODUCTION Apical periodontitis is an inflammation and destruction of periapical tissues. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is thought to be involved in periapical lesion formation and progression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the lesion progression in MMP-9 knockout (KO) mice compared with that in control mice (wild type [WT]). METHODS The(More)
Regenerative endodontics aims to replace inflamed/necrotic pulp tissues with regenerated pulp-like tissues to revitalize teeth and improve life quality. Pulp revascularization case reports, which showed successful clinical and radiographic outcomes, indicated the possible clinical application of pulp regeneration via cell homing strategy. From a clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Autophagy, a lysosome- or endosome-mediated self-degradation process, participates in diverse neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases associated with apoptosis. This study aims to identify the presence of autophagy in human periapical lesions and its possible colocalization with apoptosis. METHODS Forty-seven samples of(More)
To evaluate the clinical results of a randomized controlled trial of single-layer versus double-layer bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Fifty-eight subjects who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with a BPTB allograft were prospectively randomized into two groups: single-layer reconstruction (n = 31) and(More)
Severe toothache can be caused by dental pulp inflammation. The ionotropic purinergic receptor family (P2X) is reported to mediate nociception in primary afferent neurons. This study aims to investigate the involvement of P2X receptors in the sensitization of the trigeminal ganglion (TG) caused by dental pulp inflammation. Lipopolysaccharides were(More)
GW003, a genetic fusion protein of human serum albumin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), was developed based on a novel strategy for producing long-acting proteins. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hematologic, pharmacokinetic, and toxicokinetic effects of GW003 on cynomolgus monkeys. We show that following a single(More)
Our previous study identified the appearance of autophagy in developing tooth germs, and suggested its possible association with apoptosis in odontogenesis. Beclin1 was recently indicated to play a central role in bridging autophagy and apoptosis, and occupied a key position in the process of development. This study hypothesized that Beclin1 may be(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a novel bioceramic nanoparticular cement, BioAggregate (Innovative Bioceramix, Vancouver, BC, Canada), on the adhesion, migration, and attachment of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and to compare its performance with that of ProRoot mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) (Dentsply, Tulsa,(More)
Bioactive materials play an important role in facilitating dental pulp repair when living dental pulp is exposed after injuries. Mineral trioxide aggregate is the currently recommended material of choice for pulp repair procedures though has several disadvantages, especially the inconvenience of handling. Little information is yet available about the early(More)
Bone augmentation requires scaffold to promote forming of natural bone structure. Currently, most of the reported bone scaffolds are porous solids with uniform pores. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the effect of a graded porous β-tricalcium phosphate scaffolds on alveolar bone augmentation. Three groups of scaffolds were fabricated by a(More)