Ruei-Cheng Yang

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BACKGROUND Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) causes disability that often requires surgical intervention. Most cases of ANFH are sporadic, but we identified three families in which there was autosomal dominant inheritance of the disease and mapped the chromosomal position of the gene to 12q13. METHODS We carried out haplotype analysis in the(More)
Mechanical load-induced osteogenic differentiation might be the key cellular event in the calcification and ossification of ligamentum flavum. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of tissue transglutaminase (TGM2) on mechanical load-induced osteogenesis of ligamentum flavum cells. Human ligamentum flavum cells were obtained from 12(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Genomic studies have revealed that there is a significant association between a point mutation of the human Col2A1 gene (G1170S) and several hip disorders. The purpose of the study was to explore the phenotype and altered cartilage matrix homeostasis of transgenic mice carrying this mutated Col2a1 gene. METHODS Wild-type and transgenic(More)
Clinically, different foot arch heights are associated with different tissue injuries to the foot. To investigate the possible factors contributing to the difference in foot arch heights, previous studies have mostly measured foot pressure in either low-arched or high-arched feet. However, little information exists on stress variation inside the foot with(More)
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