Wenwei Qian

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Glucocorticoids play a pivotal role in the proliferation of osteoblasts, but the underlying mechanism has not been successfully elucidated. In this report, we have investigated the molecular mechanism which elucidates the inhibitory effects of dexamethasone on murine osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. It was found that the inhibitory effects were largely(More)
Small DNA tumour viruses, such as simian virus 40 (SV40), papilloma viruses and adenoviruses, encode proteins that form complexes with and inactivate the p53 and retinoblastoma (RB) proteins. This convergent evolution reflects the common need of these viruses to inactivate these two important regulators of cell cycle progression and cell survival.(More)
Wild-type p53 triggers two distinct biological responses, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Several small DNA tumor viruses encode proteins that bind p53 and thus block the function of p53. This probably reflects the need of these viruses to prevent p53-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis to allow viral DNA replication. Unlike SV40 large T, polyoma virus(More)
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) occurs following exposure to corticosteroids, and the proliferative capacity of the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) belonging to ANFH was reduced. The previous studies indicate that microRNA (miRNA) has an important regulatory role during proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of MSCs. Therefore, MSCs were(More)
A method for the calibration of gray scale density in a Scheimpflug photograph was established. Based on the result of statistical analysis, it was found that variability in the film emulsion was insignificant if the measuring area > or = 0.01 mm2. Each lens image should be calibrated with the reference gray scale in the same photograph. Photometric(More)
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