Li-Ming Liang

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OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in proliferative activity of myoblasts in skeletal muscle and potential role of phosphorylated Akt on it, so that a better understanding in mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy after burn injury will be got. METHODS One hundred and twenty Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups: control and severe thermal injury(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cancer in China. Hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) and aflatoxins are known risk factors for HCC, but the etiological status of these factors in HCC development is not clear. This study was undertaken to define the absolute importance of HBV in hepatocarcinogenesis of North China. (More)
UNLABELLED In our previous study, we used composite grafts consisting of meshed porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) and thin split-thickness autologous epidermis to cover full thickness burn wounds in clinical practice. However, a certain degree of contraction might occur because the distribution of dermal matrix was not uniform in burn wound. In this(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which androgens ameliorate glucocorticoid-induced muscle wasting are still under investigation. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that androgen's effects in reversing muscle wasting are related to activating the signaling pathways downstream of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I)/insulin. METHODS Forty female(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the changes of collagens I and III after the addition of hyaluronic acid in the transplantation of porcine acellular dermal matrix. METHODS Full-thickness skin defects were created on the dorsa of Japanese white rabbits. And the rabbits were divided randomly into 3 groups: Group A (hyaluronic acid, porcine acellular dermal matrix(More)
Plants are known to be efficient hosts for the production of mammalian therapeutic proteins. However, plants produce complex N-glycans bearing β1,2-xylose and core α1,3-fucose residues, which are absent in mammals. The immunogenicity and allergenicity of plant-specific Nglycans is a key concern in mammalian therapy. In this study, we amplified the sequences(More)
BACKGROUND Most epidermal cells used in skin tissue engineering are obtained from the skins of fetuses or prepuces, which can not be widely used in culturing and transplanting autologous epidermis for patients with extensive burn wounds. To solve the problem, in this study, we cultured epidermal cells from different parts of human body in vitro, and(More)
BACKGROUND In our previous study, a mutant human acidic fibroblast growth factor without mitogenic action (nonmitogenic human acidic fibroblast growth factor) was created, and its protection from the cytotoxic effect of hydrogen peroxide treatment was confirmed in cultured cardiomyocytes. METHODS The present study was performed to further investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct of tissue engineering skin including active composite dermal matrix. METHODS The human fibroblasts and bovine collagen with type I were inoculated on the surface of porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) for construction of active dermal substitute, then epidermal cells were inoculated on the dermal matrix for gas-liquid interface(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the biomechanical changes with different directions distraction at midface. METHODS An anteriorly directed 500 g force was applied to the floor of apertura piriforms in different directions to the occlusal plane. Three-dimensional finite element analysis was used to evaluate the biomechanical change of craniofacial complex. (More)