Zongming Wan

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Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are known to be important in osteoblasts’ response to mechanical stimuli. BMPs/Smad signaling pathway has been demonstrated to play a regulatory role in the mechanical signal transduction in osteoblasts. However, little is currently known about the Smad independent pathway in osteoblasts differentiation in mechanical(More)
Bone remodeling is strictly mediated by the coupled activities of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, which are responsible for bone formation and resorption, respectively. Although many papers have been published on the mechanical responses of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, little is known about their communication during mechanical loading. In this study, a novel(More)
BACKGROUND In heart, the extracellular matrix (ECM), produced by cardiac fibroblasts, is a potent regulator of heart's function and growth, and provides a supportive scaffold for heart cells in vitro and in vivo. Cardiac fibroblasts are subjected to mechanical loading all the time in vivo. Therefore, the influences of mechanical loading on formation and(More)
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is observed as the initial rhythm in the majority of patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. It is vitally important to accurately recognize the initial VF rhythm and then implement electrical defibrillation. However, artifacts produced by chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) make the VF detection(More)
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