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Ets proteins constitute a family of conserved sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins and function as transcription factors. ETS1 plays important roles in differentiation, lymphoid cell development, invasiveness and angiogenesis. Such diverse roles of ETS1 are likely to be dependent on its associated proteins. A yeast two-hybrid screen was conducted and here(More)
Clinical results of posterior fusion plus pedicle screw fixation in the treatment of upper cervical spine instability were taken under consideration. 24 patients with atlantoaxial instability were treated with C1-2 pedicle screws and rods fixation under general anesthesia. There were 18 males and 6 females with mean age of 49.8 years (age range 17–69(More)
Posterior short-segmental fixation is reliable for the management of thoracolumbar fractures; however, it is associated with recurrence of kyphosis and failure of fixation. This study compared the short-term results of short-segmental fixation combined with intermediate screws with those of conventional intersegmental fixation in the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of four types of chronic pain (headache, abdominal pain, neck and shoulder pain (NSP), and low back pain (LBP)) and to explore the relationship between the prevalence of chronic pain and self-reported academic pressure in high school students in Shanghai, China. METHOD Three thousand(More)
Nanofibers have attracted increasing attention in drug delivery and other biomedical applications due to their some special properties. The present study aims to prepare a fiber-based nanosolid dispersion system to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin (CUR). CUR-loaded polyvinyl pyrrolidone (CUR@PVP) nanofibers were successfully prepared via(More)
Age at menarche is closely related to scoliosis progression during adolescence. Current data concerning the timing of menarche between scoliotic and non-scoliotic girls in the literature are conflicting, with inconclusive results. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution difference of age at menarche for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study is of a retrospective radiographic design. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare supine magnetic resonance images (MRI) with standing x-ray scanning in the evaluation of the sagittal alignment of the upper thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA X-ray films have been reported to be inaccurate in evaluating the(More)
The balance between osteogenesis and adipogenesis of bone marrow stromal cells is impaired in many human diseases. Knowledge of how to fine-tune this balance is of medical importance. CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBPα) has been shown to regulate the balance between osteogenesis and adipogenesis of C3H10T1/2 cells, with epigenetic modifications of the(More)
This study was to classify the axis fracture complicated with adjacent segment instability and to explore its significance to surgical management. 42 patients (25 males and 17 females) with axis fractures with an average age of 44.14 years (range, 23 to 65) who received surgery between January 2006 and June 2012 were analyzed retrospectively. Results(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the treatment outcomes of degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) with selective segmental transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). METHODS The clinical data were analyzed for a total of 42 cases with degenerative scoliosis from November 2008 to March 2011.There were 14 males and 28 females with a mean age of 62.4 years (range,(More)