Yejia Zhang

Howard S An3
Chadi Tannoury2
Peng Shi2
3Howard S An
2Chadi Tannoury
2Peng Shi
2Er-Yun Chen
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STUDY DESIGN Histological features of the intervertebral disc (IVD)-endplate interface were analyzed. OBJECTIVE To define cartilaginous and bony vertebral endplate in commonly used laboratory animals and compare with that of the humans. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Endplates are crucial for the IVD nutrient supply: the IVDs have limited blood supply; most(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of most common skeletal disorders and can affect synovial joints such as knee and ankle joints. α5 integrin, a major fibronectin receptor, is expressed in articular cartilage and has been demonstrated to play roles in synovial joint development and in the regulation of chondrocyte survival and matrix degradation in articular(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the inhibitory effects of biglycan on substance P release from cultured sensory neurons in response to capsaicin. STUDY DESIGN In vitro study of cultured primary sensory neurons from the rabbit dorsal root ganglion (DRG). We interrogated the culture system function with capsaicin. Biglycan is an important(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced bone loss represents the most severe osteoporosis with no effective treatment. Past animal studies have focused primarily on long bones at the acute stage using adolescent rodents. To mimic chronic SCI in human patients, we performed a comprehensive analysis of long-term structural and mechanical changes in axial and(More)
STUDY DESIGN To inhibit β-catenin specifically signaling in chondrocytes Col2-ICAT transgenic mice were generated. Anomalies in caudal vertebrae were detected during embryonic and postnatal stages of Col2-ICAT transgenic mice. OBJECTIVE To determine the role of canonical β-catenin signaling in caudal vertebral development. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
In this poster, an approach for best view selection of 3D models is proposed, which is based on the framework that formulates the selection as a problem of evaluating views' discrimination ability. Firstly, different views' features are extracted by unsupervised feature learning. Then classifiers are trained to evaluate each view's discrimination ability. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the neurotransmission pathway from the lumbar L5/6 intervertebral disc (IVD) to the spinal cord in the rabbit. DESIGN Fluorogold particles injected into the posterior portion of the rabbit L5/6 IVD were traced by examining gold-positive neurons and fibers in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord at various root levels. (More)
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