John Aggelidakis

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The class of small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) is a family of homologous proteoglycans harboring relatively small (36-42 kDa) protein cores compared with the larger cartilage and mesenchymal proteoglycans. SLRPs have been localized to most skeletal regions, with specific roles designated during all phases of bone formation, including periods relating(More)
Gas gangrene is a necrotic infection of soft tissue associated with high mortality, often necessitating amputation in order to control the infection. Herein we present a case of gas gangrene of the arm in an intravenous drug user with a history of intramuscular injections with normal saline in the shoulder used to provoke pain for recovery after drug(More)
Human osteosarcoma cell lines were recently shown to express and secrete the small leucine rich proteoglycan (SLRP) lumican, with the ability to regulate the growth and motility of these cells. In this study, lumican-deficient Saos 2 cells were demonstrated to have increased adhesive capability onto fibronectin (FN) (p≤0.01). Upon neutralization of(More)
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