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The induction of alloantigen-specific immune tolerance is the “Holy-Grail” in transplantation. Although it had been previously demonstrated that transient depletion of T cells through apoptosis could lead to long-term immune tolerance, the underlying mechanism responsible for this tolerance induction and maintenance was unknown. In this short article, a(More)
Mechanical strain is a key contributor in the pathogenesis of hypertrophic scarring, whose optimal stretch magnitudes to initiate the differentiation of normal skin fibroblasts into aberrant fibroblasts phenotype remains largely unresolved. Influence of varying cyclic strain magnitudes on cultured human normal skin fibroblasts and its transformation into(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the combined method of liposuction and semicircular periareolar incision glandular organ partial resection in the treatment of gynecomastia. METHODS From June 2004 to June 2006, 40 patients, aged 11-41 years old, were treated, with no-nodule (n = 10), nodule (n = 22) and female-breast-like with nodules (n = 8). Three(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the role of cyclic stretch with different amplitudes on the transformation of normal skin fibroblasts (NSFB) into hypertrophic scar fibroblasts (HSFB). METHODS NSFB and HSFB were cultured in vitro. Cyclic stretch with 10%, 15% and 20% amplitude was applied for 24 h on NSFB of experimental groups (Group N10%,Group N15% and Group N20%).(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the reaction of normal skin fibroblasts from different sites of human body to cyclic stretch. METHODS The normal skin tissues from scapular upper back and medial side of upper arm of 3 patients were cultured in vitro. Fibroblasts of experimental group were loaded by cyclic stretch with 10% amplitude for 24, 36, and 48 hours(More)
Mechanical stimulation is highly associated with pathogenesis of human hypertrophic scar. Although much work has focused on the influence of mechanical stress on fibroblast populations from various tissues and organs in the human body, their effects on cultured dermal fibroblasts by the area of the body have not been as well studied. In this study, cultures(More)
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