Shujun Song

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Estrogens and their receptors are important factors involved in periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue health. As a regulator of estrogen receptors (ER), the proline-, glutamic acid-, and leucine-rich protein 1 (PELP1) may play a role in alveolar bone formation and PDL homeostasis. The aim of the present study was to observe PELP1 expression in rat PDL tissue(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are an attractive tissue engineering avenue for the repair and regeneration of bone. In this study we detail the in vivo performance of a novel electrospun polycaprolactone scaffold incorporating the glycosaminoglycan heparan sulfate (HS) as a carrier for hMSC. HS is a multifunctional regulator of many key growth factors(More)
The differentiation of periodontal ligament (PDL) progenitor cells is important for maintaining the homeostasis of PDL tissue and alveolar bone. Vitamin C (VC), a water-soluble nutrient that cannot be biosynthesized by humans, is vital for mesenchymal stem cells differentiation and plays an important role in bone remodeling. Therefore, the objective of this(More)
OBJECTIVE Collagen peptides (CP) compounds, as bone health supplements, are known to play a role in the treatment of osteoporosis. However, the molecular mechanisms of this process remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of bovine CP compounds on the proliferation and differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. METHODS Mouse pre-osteoblast cell(More)
BACKGROUND Osteogenic induction and bone formation are heavily affected by environmental factors, including estrogen, estrogen receptors, and coregulatory proteins, such as the recently reported proline-, glutamic acid-, and leucine-rich protein 1(Pelp1). OBJECTIVE To investigate Pelp1 expression in rat bone mesenchymal stem cells (rBMSCs) during cell(More)
PURPOSE Collagen peptides (CPs) and calcium citrate are commonly used as bone health supplements for treating osteoporosis. However, it remains unknown whether the combination of oral bovine CPs with calcium citrate is more effective than administration of either agent alone. METHODS Forty 12-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five(More)
Our study aimed at investigating the effect of different molecular weight bovine collagen peptides, namely CH878, CH1370, CH2900, and CH7747 on the differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. Osteogenic differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells was assessed by a series of specific assays, after culturing of cells in the presence of collagen peptides. Alkaline phosphatase(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of simulated weightlessness on antitumor immunity of T lymphocytes in mice. METHODS The malignant melanoma was xenografted by subcutaneous injection of B16 cells into the right hind limb of every mouse. The mice suspended by tail at a -15 degree to 20 degree head-down tilt were used as simulated weightlessness models.(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the expressions of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), TLR7, TLR9 and dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) mRNA and protein in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with chronic urticaria (CU). METHODS PBMCs were isolated from 20 patients with CU and 20 normal controls.(More)