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The extracellular matrix (ECM) serves as a medium for cell-cell interactions and can directly signal cells through cell surface ECM receptors, such as integrins. In addition, many growth factors and signaling molecules are stored in the ECM. Thus, ECM remodeling and/or degradation plays a critical role in cell fate and behavior during many developmental and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the examination methods, the multidetector CT (MDCT), and findings of bowel and mesenteric injuries in blunt trauma and the evaluation for clinical management. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospectively analysis examination methods, image reformation, the sensitivity and specificity of variant appearance in MDCT of 43 cases of bowel and(More)
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