BACKGROUND The aim of this experimental study on New Zealand's white rabbits was to find differences in the results of treating the distal physeal femoral defect by the transplantation of autologous or allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). After the excision of a created bone bridge in the distal physis of the right femur, modified composite scaffold… (More)
The chemical effects of acoustic cavitation are obtained in sono-reactors built-up from a vessel and an ultrasonic source. In this paper, simulations of an existing sono-reactor are carried out, using a linear acoustics model, accounting for the vibrations of the solid walls. The available frequency range of the generator (19-21 kHz) is systematically… (More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been repeatedly shown to be able to repair bone defects. The aim of this study was to characterize the osteogenic differentiation of miniature pig MSCs and markers of this differentiation in vitro. Flow-cytometrically characterized MSCs were seeded on cultivation plastic (collagen I and vitronectin coated/uncoated) or… (More)
BACKGROUND Huntington's disease is induced by CAG expansion in a single gene coding the huntingtin protein. The mutated huntingtin (mtHtt) primarily causes degeneration of neurons in the brain, but it also affects peripheral tissues, including testes. OBJECTIVE We studied sperm and testes of transgenic boars expressing the N-terminal region of human… (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate macroscopically, histologically and immunohistochemically the quality of newly formed tissue in iatrogenic defects of articular cartilage of the femur condyle in miniature pigs treated with the clinically used method of microfractures in comparison with the transplantation of a combination of a composite scaffold with… (More)
Voltage sag or unbalance conditions at the input rectifier stage of the ac-dc-ac rectifier-inverter induction motor drive can cause the significant amounts of harmonic voltage at twice the line frequency 2f1. This voltage ripple can have a degrading effect on the induction-machine performance characteristics. This paper presents an analytical closed-form… (More)
This paper presents a three-phase four-switch converter aimed at compensating reactive power in case of distorted and unbalanced source voltages. An original closed-form solution of line currents, based on the mixed p-z approach is presented. The analytical and experimental results are provided to verify the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.