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To investigate the effects of total knee arthroplasty on joint proprioception, the absolute angular error of the knee in 38 consecutive patients before and after total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and in 23 age-matched control subjects were examined. Varus and valgus laxity of the knee and muscle strengths of the thigh were measured using(More)
Osteoclasts (OCs) undergo rapid apoptosis without trophic factors, such as macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Their apoptosis was associated with a rapid and sustained increase in the pro-apoptotic BH3-only Bcl-2 family member Bim. This was caused by the reduced ubiquitylation and proteasomal degradation of Bim that is mediated by c-Cbl. Although(More)
A lot of studies on the effect of intra-articular injections are clinical, but many questions on the effect of lidocaine to articular chondrocytes remain unanswered. This study was performed to determine the effects of varying concentrations and exposure times of lidocaine on the viability and proteoglycan metabolism of chondrocytes in vitro. Cartilage was(More)
The usefulness of neutrophil CD64 expression was examined in diagnosing local infection, including soft tissue, bone, and joint infections. Among 99 patients suspected of local infection, 31 were confirmed and 68 patients were not. The CD64 level of patients with local infection was significantly higher than in those without infection [4,193 ± 1,132 vs.(More)
The function of the nonreceptor tyrosine kinase c-Src as a plasma membrane-associated molecular effector of a variety of extracellular stimuli is well known. Here, we show that c-Src is also present within mitochondria, where it phosphorylates cytochrome c oxidase (Cox). Deleting the c-src gene reduces Cox activity, and this inhibitory effect is restored by(More)
Antibodies against acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) cause pathogenicity in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients through complement pathway-mediated destruction of postsynaptic membranes at neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). However, antibodies against muscle-specific kinase (MuSK), which constitute a major subclass of antibodies found in MG patients, do not activate(More)
OBJECT The surgical approach and treatment of thoracolumbar osteoporotic vertebral collapse with neurological deficit have not been documented in detail. Anterior surgery provides good decompression and solid fusion, but the surgery-related risk is relatively higher than that associated with the posterior approach. In posterior surgery, the major problem(More)
Targeted disruption of either c-Src or TNFR-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) in mice causes osteoclast dysfunction and an osteopetrotic phenotype, suggesting that both molecules play important roles in osteoclastic bone resorption. We previously demonstrated that IL-1 induces actin ring formation and osteoclast activation. In this study, we examined the(More)
The causes of soil alkalinization in the Songnen Plain of Northeast China were mainly analyzed from two aspects, natural and anthropogenic. Natural factors of alkalinization are parent materials, topographic positions, freeze-thaw action, wind conveyance, water properties and semi-arid/sub-humid climate. Some of them were always being neglected, such as(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study is aimed to investigate the changes of nerve root functions during the straight leg raising (SLR) test in vivo. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between nerve root movement and the electrophysiological values during an intraoperative SLR test. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The SLR test is one of the most significant signs(More)