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The osteoimmunomodulatory property of bone biomaterials is a vital property determining the in vivo fate of the implants. Endowing bone biomaterials with favorable osteoimmunomodulatory properties is of great importance in triggering desired immune response and thus supports the bone healing process. Magnesium (Mg) has been recognized as a revolutionary(More)
UNLABELLED The application of mesoporous silica nanospheres (MSNs) loaded with drugs/growth factors to induce osteogenic differentiation of stem cells has been trialed by a number of researchers recently. However, limitations such as high cost, complex fabrication and unintended side effects from supraphysiological concentrations of the drugs/growth factors(More)
There are conflicting reports as to the association between serum level of magnesium (Mg) and postmenopausal osteoporosis (OP). The purpose of the present study is to clarify the association between serum level of Mg and postmenopausal OP using a meta-analysis approach. We searched articles indexed in Pubmed and the Chinese Journal Full-text Database (CJFD)(More)
Zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and iron (Fe) are essential trace elements for the growth, development, and maintenance of healthy bones. However, there are conflicting reports as to the relationship between serum level of Zn, Cu, or Fe and osteoporosis (OP). The purpose of the present study is to clarify the relationship between serum Zn, Cu, or Fe and OP using a(More)
Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that causes osteolysis and tooth loss. It is known that the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signalling pathway plays a key role in the progression of inflammation and osteoclastogenesis in periodontitis. Parthenolide (PTL), a sesquiterpene lactone extracted from the shoots of Tanacetum parthenium, has been shown to(More)
To enhance and regulate cell affinity for poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) based materials, two hydrophilic ligands, poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly (L-lysine) (PLL), were used to develop triblock copolymers: methoxy-terminated poly (ethylene glycol)-block-poly (L-lactide)-block-poly (L-lysine) (MPEG-b-PLLA-b-PLL) in order to regulate protein absorption(More)
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) can be induced towards odontogenic differentiation. Previous studies have shown that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is able to induce the osteogenic differentiation of cells, but the effectiveness of VEGF in the odontogenic differentiation of DPSCs remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of(More)
Amphiphilic triblock copolymers of methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(L-lactide)-poly(L-lysine) (MPEG-b-PLLA-b-PLL) (Mn=8540-22 240) were synthesized through the ring-opening polymerization of Nepsilon-(Z)-lysine-N-carboxyanhydrides (N(epsilon)-(Z)-Lys-NCA) using MPEG-b-PLLA-NH2 as a macroinitiator. The triblock copolymers and diblock precursors were(More)
Poly(L-lactide) (PLLA), a versatile biodegradable polymer, is one of the most commonly-used materials for tissue engineering applications. To improve cell affinity for PLLA, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) was used to develop diblock copolymers. Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) were cultured on MPEG-b-PLLA copolymer films to determine the effects of(More)
Uncontrolled growth and distant metastasis are hallmarks of colorectal cancer (CRC), but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Olfactomedin 1 (OLFM1), a member of the olfactomedin domain-containing protein family, plays an important role in the development of neurogenic tissues. Recently, OLFM1 deregulation was frequently observed in several cancers, and it(More)