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This study tested the cytotoxicity of a BDNF blended chitosan scaffold with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs), and the in vitro effect of BDNF blended chitosan scaffolds on neural stem cell differentiation with the aim of contributing alternative methods in tissue engineering for the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The(More)
Glioma is the leading cause of tumor-related mortality in the central nervous system. There is increasing evidence that the self-renewal capacity of cancer cells is critical for the initiation, growth and recurrence of tumors. OCT4 is a transcription factor that plays a key role in regulating the self-renewal ability of embryonic stem cells. DNA methylation(More)
OBJECTIVE The present systematic review and meta-analysis was to analyze of the advantages of intraoperative fluorescence-guided resection of high-grade gliomas. METHODS Systematic computerized searches of the PubMed and Web of Knowledge were performed. The outcomes included diagnostic value for identification of tumor tissue, gross total resection, and(More)
Glioblastomas are understood to evolve from brain glioma stem cells (BGSCs), and yet the biology underlying this model of tumorigenesis is largely unknown. Paired box 3 protein (Pax3) is a member of the paired box (Pax) family of transcription factors that is normally expressed during embryonic development, but has recently been implicated in tumorigenesis.(More)
A 65-year-old male patient who sustained back dull pain with no neurologic deficit and spinal magnetic resonance imaging (Figure, Left and Center) showed 18 16 cm gadolinium-enhancing dumbbell-shaped tissue mass arising from the right intervertebral foramen and pedicle of third lumbar vertebral body (L3). The tumor involved over the right psoas muscle and(More)
MLTK (mixed-lineage kinase-like mitogen-activated protein triple kinase) is a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family and functioned as a mitogen activated kinase kinase kinase. MLTKα, one of the alternatively spliced forms of MLTK, could activate the c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathway, which involved in cellular stress responses and apoptosis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficiency of hemi-semi laminectomy approach for the microsurgical treatment of spinal schwannomas. METHODS A total of 22 patients underwent hemi-semi laminectomy for the microsurgical removal of spinal schwannomas during a period of 2009 and 2011 in Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University. We retrospectively(More)
After nearly twenty years of rapid modernization and urbanization in China, huge achievements have transformed the daily lives of the Chinese people. However, unprecedented environmental consequences in both indoor and outdoor environments have accompanied this progress and have triggered public awareness and demands for improved living standards,(More)
The virion infectivity factor (Vif) open reading frame is conserved among most lentiviruses. Vif molecules contribute to viral replication by inactivating host antiviral factors, the APOBEC3 cytidine deaminases. However, various species of lentiviral Vif proteins have evolved different strategies for overcoming host APOBEC3. Whether different species of(More)