Xueli Mao

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Exposure to antibiotics is considered to be the major driver in the selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and may induce diverse biological responses in bacteria. MTAD is a common intracanal irrigant, but its bactericidal activity remains to be improved. Previous studies have indicated that the antimicrobial peptide nisin can significantly improve the(More)
In the present study, we investigated the role of magnesium transporter subtype 1 (MagT1), a selective Mg transporter protein, in the osteogenic differentiation of rat bone marrow stem cells (rBMSCs). Osteogenic differentiation was monitored by the expressions of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), osteocalcin (OCN), collagen-1 (COL-1) and runt-related(More)