Xinquan Jiang

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Sonication-induced silk hydrogels were previously prepared as an injectable bone replacement biomaterial, with a need to improve osteogenic features. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF(165)) and bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) are key regulators of angiogenesis and osteogenesis, respectively, during bone regeneration. Therefore, the present study(More)
miRNAs are endogenously expressed 18- to 25-nucleotide RNAs that regulate gene expression through translational repression by binding to a target mRNA. Recently, it has been indicated that miRNAs are closely related to osteogenesis. Our previous data suggested that miR-30 family members might be important regulators during the biomineralization process.(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) can induce ectopic bone formation, which is negatively regulated by inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. Recently, miR-155 has been reported to regulate the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling pathway and inflammatory responses. However, whether and how miR-155 modulates TNF-α-regulated(More)
The regeneration capacity of the osteoporotic bones is generally lower than that of the normal bones. Current methods of bone defect treatment for osteoporosis are not always satisfactory. Recent studies have shown that the silicate based biomaterials can stimulate osteogenesis and angiogenesis due to the silicon (Si) ions released from the materials, and(More)
It is a big challenge for bone healing under osteoporotic pathological condition with impaired angiogenesis, osteogenesis and remodeling. In the present study, the effect of Ca, Mg, Si containing akermanite bioceramics (Ca2MgSi2O7) extract on cell proliferation, osteogenic differentiation and angiogenic factor expression of BMSCs derived from ovariectomized(More)
Tissue engineering combined with gene therapy represents a promising approach for bone regeneration. The Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) gene is a pivotal regulator of vascular reactivity and angiogenesis. Our recent study has showed that HIF-1α could promote osteogenesis of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) using a gene point mutant technique. To(More)
The study aims to evaluate the effect of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) expressing bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) mediated by lentiviral (Lv) gene transduction combined with calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffolds for the repair of critical size calvarial defects in rats. BMSCs derived from Fisher 344 rats were transduced with LvBMP-2 or lentivirus(More)
Premineralized silk fibroin protein scaffolds (mSS) were prepared to combine the osteoconductive properties of biological apatite with aqueous-derived silk scaffold (SS) as a composite scaffold for bone regeneration. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of premineralized silk scaffolds combined with bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2)(More)
Both surface chemistry and topography have significant influence on good and fast osseointegration of biomedical implants; the main goals in orthopeadic, dental and maxillofacial surgeries. A surface modification strategy encompassing the use of bioactive trace elements together with surface micron/nano-topographical modifications was employed in this study(More)
Tissue engineering strategies to construct vascularized bone grafts potentially revolutionize the treatment of massive bone loss. The surface topography of the grafts plays critical roles on bone regeneration, while adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) are known for their capability to promote osteogenesis and angiogenesis when applied to bone defects. In the(More)