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Microorganisms can adhere and colonize on an exposed guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane thus developing a nidus of infection. The purpose of this study was to compare early bacterial adhesion to three different GTR membranes. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, polyglactin 910, and collagen were used as the test membranes. In part I of this study 15(More)
Background/Objectives:Obesity-related brain structural abnormalities have been reported extensively, and bariatric surgery (BS) is currently the most effective intervention to produce sustained weight reduction in overtly obese (OB) people. It is unknown whether BS can repair the brain circuitry abnormalities concomitantly with long-term weight(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune inflammatory disease mediated by the influx of immune cells into the synovial joint space. As Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) has potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, we used the adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) murine model of RA to investigate the impact of TIIA on RA and immune cell activation. The(More)
OBJECTIVE As an important factor regulating the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) Snail is associated with lung cancer. Bioinformatics analysis showed that microRNA-30a (miR-30a) may target the 3'-UTR of Snail mRNA. It was exhibited that miR-30a down-regulation was related to tumor size, TNM stage, and poor prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer(More)
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