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BackgroundAlpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a tumor-associated glycoprotein that functions in regulation of both ontogenic and oncogenic growth. Recent study showed that AFP can induce apoptosis or impair… (More)
PURPOSE: Peripheral nerve injury is a challenging clinical problem due to slow, incomplete regeneration that results in the poor return of function. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been studied in the… (More)
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has emerged as a viable means of restoring forms and functions in patients with significant tissue defects. However, administration of lifelong… (More)
PURPOSE: Meaningful recovery of motor function following peripheral nerve injury requires timely reinnervation of muscle before atrophy occurs. In contrast, sensory recovery is thought to be less… (More)