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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a heterogeneous cell population that is promising for regenerative medicine. The present study was designed to assess whether VCAM-1 can be used as a marker of MSC subpopulation with superior angiogenic potential. MSCs were isolated from placenta chorionic villi (CV). The VCAM-1+/− CV-MSCs population were separated by(More)
This paper estimates the benefits of the motorized seat belt in ADAS in both safety and economic aspects. The motorized seat belt could reduce the forward displacement of occupants during brake, which could result in more severe injuries in frontal crashes. A MADYMO model is used to simulate the forward displacement of the driver during brake. Sled tests(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze Surface Electromyography (sEMG) of low back muscles of low back pain (LBP) patients when they performed different movements. We recruited eighteen female LBP patients and eighteen healthy female subjects. They performed forward and backward trunk bending with the maximum voluntary movement, while sEMG data were collected(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated that interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is an important inflammatory cytokine, which may activate the immunomodulatory abilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and may influence certain other functions of these cells. MicroRNAs are small non‑coding RNAs that regulate the majority of the biological functions of cells and are important(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse quantitatively spine angle changes of subjects suffering from low back pain (LBP) during dynamic exercises. We explored the differences in the range of spine angle based on gender, disability severity, the correlation between the spine angle range and the visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, as well as the differences in(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a major pathogen for severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), which leads to severe neurological complications and has high morbidity and mortality. Reliable biomarker for the prediction of deterioration in EV71-infected children with central nervous system (CNS) involvement may reduce the cardiopulmonary failure and mortality.(More)
Constant physical work is the leading cause of low back pain (LBP) in nurses, which affects their well-being and working efficiency. With this study, we aimed to explore the features of lumbar muscles including multifidi (MF) and musculus transversus abdominis (MTA) of nurses with LBP suffering from lumbar disc herniation (LDH). We estimated the degree of(More)
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (hUC-MSCs) are currently being used as novel therapeutic agents in numerous clinical trials. Previous works have shown that hUC-MSCs possess profound immunomodulatory capacities through IL-1 stimulation produced by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), their main cellular partner in most(More)
This paper estimates safety benefits of crash with precrash braking maneuvers under different pretensioning control factors. A sled test was conducted at 40 kmph with a lap-shoulder-belted Hybrid III 50<sup>th</sup> percentile male dummy to simulate a frontal crash. A multi-body model of the sled test was developed based on the actual situation and verified(More)
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