Qing-yun Xie

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In bones, osteoblasts are responsible for bone formation. The cell death of osteoblasts may cause a series of bone diseases and lead to bone loss, such as osteoarthrosis, hyperparathyroidism, and Paget's disease. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are reported as a main factor for osteoblast cell death and further several bone diseases. However, the detailed(More)
STUDY DESIGN In this study, calcium sulfate (CS) was injected through pedicle into the osteoporotic vertebral body in vivo in sheep, and micro-computed tomography analysis, histologic observation, and biomechanical test were performed. OBJECTIVE To investigate the improvement on microstructure and biomechanical performance of lumbar vertebrae augmented(More)
STUDY DESIGN Expansive pedicle screw (EPS) and polymethylmethacrylate-augmented pedicle screw (PMMA-PS) were inserted in sheep vertebrae in vitro and were evaluated by performing biomechanical tests, radiographic examinations and histological observations. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare the biomechanical and interfacial performances(More)
Leptin and vascular cell adhesion molecules-1 (VCAM-1) are two important mediators in obesity-related osteoarthritis, while the molecular mechanism linking leptin to VCAM-1 production is still obscure. Here we show that leptin upregulates VCAM-1 mRNA and protein levels in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Mechanistically, leptin induces VCAM-1 promoter(More)
BACKGROUND It was reported that expansive pedicle screw (EPS) and polymethylmethacrylate-augmented pedicle screw (PMMA-PS) could be used to increase screw stability in osteoporosis. However, there are no studies comparing the two kinds of screws in vivo. Thus, we aimed to compare biomechanical and interfacial performances of EPS and PMMA-PS in osteoporotic(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is widely used for pedicle screw augmentation in osteoporosis. Intriguingly, there have been no biomechanical comparisons of the stability of pedicle screws augmented with different volumes of PMMA or studies of the relationship between screw stability and volume of PMMA, especially in different degrees of(More)
Hyperglycemia-induced cartilage degeneration induces osteoarthritis (OA). Since oleanolic acid (OLA) have several pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, we hypothesized it possesses protection against high glucose injured cartilage. We now report that OLA decreased type X collagen and reversed the cartilage degeneration in growth(More)
BACKGROUND The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) is a scale designed to evaluate the impact of rotator cuff (RC) disorders on patients' general quality of life. Our study aims to adapt the WORC for Chinese patients and to assess its reliability, validity, and responsiveness in Chinese patients with RC disorders. METHODS First, we developed the(More)
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