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BACKGROUND/AIMS Autophagy is a dynamic catabolic process that maintains cellular homeostasis. Whether it plays a role in promoting cell survival or cell death in the process of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) remains controversial, partly because renal autophagy is usually examined at a certain time point. Therefore, monitoring of the whole time course of(More)
The integration of regenerated cartilage with surrounding native cartilage is a major challenge for the success of cartilage tissue-engineering strategies. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether incorporation of the power of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) sheet to MSCs-loaded bilayer poly-(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffolds can improve the(More)
N-glycosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) at asparigine residue 297 plays a critical role in antibody stability and immune cell-mediated Fc effector function. Current understanding pertaining to Fc glycosylation is based on studies with IgGs that are either fully glycosylated [both heavy chain (HC) glycosylated] or aglycosylated (neither HC glycosylated).(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 30-50% of idiopathic optic neuritis (ION) patients experience one or multiple episodes of recurrence. The aim of this study was to search for risk factors for ION recurrence. METHODS Clinical data on hospitalized patients diagnosed with ION between January 2003 and January 2011 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical(More)
Pain caused by acute pulpitis (AP) is a common symptom in clinical settings. However, its underlying mechanisms have largely remained unknown. Using AP model, we demonstrated that dental injury caused severe pulp inflammation with up-regulated serum IL-1β. Assessment from head-withdrawal reflex thresholds (HWTs) and open-field test demonstrated nociceptive(More)
BACKGROUND This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate survival rates of dental implants placed simultaneously with graft-free maxillary sinus floor elevation (GFSFE). Factors influencing amount of vertical bone gain (VBG), protruded implant length (PIL) in sinus at follow-up (PILf), and peri-implant marginal bone loss (MBL) are also(More)
Cerium (Ce), one of the lanthanides (Ln), displays a variety of biochemical and physiological effects. However, the potential effect and mechanism of Ce on bone metabolism are not well understood. In this study, we investigated the putative role of Ce in regulating the migration and osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of a new extracorporeal hepatic support-hemodialysis with albumin-based dialysate on patient with liver failure, and to compare the result with that of molecular absorbent recycling system (MARS). METHODS Eighteen patients with liver failure were enrolled and treated intermittently with artificial liver on the basis of(More)
PURPOSE The present study was aimed to investigate whether combination treatment with progesterone and rehabilitation training would be more effective than monotherapy after cerebral ischemia. METHODS C57BL/6 mice were subjected to focal ischemia by photothrombosis and were treated with progesterone (2 mg/kg), rehabilitation training or their combination.(More)
Graves' ophthalmopathy is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the orbit, characterized by inflammation and proliferation of the orbital tissue caused by CD4+T cells and orbital fibroblasts. Despite recent substantial findings regarding its cellular and molecular foundations, the pathogenesis of Graves' ophthalmopathy remains unclear. Accumulating data(More)