International Journal of Medical Sciences

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16 August 2018

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Vector delivery is still a bottleneck for gene therapy. To overcome some disadvantages of adenoviral and retroviral vectors, we developed a hybrid vector. This hybrid vector, AdLTR-luc, was created by adding two elements from Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMLV) flanking the luciferase cDNA into an E1/E3-deleted, replication deficient serotype 5 adenovirus vector (Zheng et al., Nature Biotechnol, 2000), and demonstrated that the MoMLV element upstream of the luciferase cDNA was broken during the integration event. The purpose of the current study was to determine if the MoMLV element downstream of the luciferase cDNA was also broken when integration occurred. We used the same A5 cell clones (#10 and 11) from the earlier the paper along with restriction endonuclease digestions, plus Southern hybridization, and PCR. Southern hybridization indicated that the luciferase cDNA was intact in the cloned cells. Results from Xho I and Sal I digestions showed that integration occurred in cloned cells. ...details
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is essential for normal vascular growth and development during wound repair. VEGF is estrogen responsive and capable of regulating its own receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2). Several agricultural pesticides (e.g., methoxychlor) have estrogenic potential that can initiate inappropriate physiological responses in estrogenic-sensitive tissues following exposure in vivo. Thus, the current study was designed to determine whether the VEGFR-2-Luciferase (Luc) reporter transgenic mouse is a useful model for evaluating estrogenic tendencies of methoxychlor by monitoring wound healing via VEGFR-2-mediated gene expression using bioluminescence and real-time imaging technology. ...details
A Human Head Surrogate has been developed for use in behind helmet blunt trauma experiments. This human head surrogate fills the void between Post-Mortem Human Subject testing (with biofidelity but handling restrictions) and commercial ballistic head forms (with no biofidelity but ease of use). This unique human head surrogate is based on refreshed human craniums and surrogate materials representing human head soft tissues such as the skin, dura, and brain. A methodology for refreshing the craniums is developed and verified through material testing. ...details
Study Design: A randomized, double-blind, active-controlled trial. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of cervical interlaminar epidural injections of local anesthetic with or without steroids for the management of axial or discogenic pain in patients without disc herniation, radiculitis, or facet joint pain. Summary of Background Data: Cervical discogenic pain without disc herniation is a common cause of suffering and disability in the adult population. Once conservative management has failed and facet joint pain has been excluded, cervical epidural injections may be considered as a management tool. Despite a paucity of evidence, cervical epidural injections are one of the most commonly performed nonsurgical interventions in the management of chronic axial or disc-related neck pain....details
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Association of Genes Variants in RANKL/RANK/OPG Signaling Pathway with the Development of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Chinese Population: Erratum
Yang Song, Zhen-wu Du, Qi-wei Yang, Ming Ren, Qing-yu Wang, Ao Wang, Gao-yang Chen, Hai-yue Zhao, Tao Yu, Gui-zhen Zhang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1355. doi:10.7150/ijms.29056
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Research Paper
GABAergic Alterations in the Rat Testis after Methamphetamine Exposure
Paweena Kaewman, Sutisa Nudmamud-Thanoi, Samur Thanoi
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1349-1354. doi:10.7150/ijms.27609
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Thrombopoietin could protect cerebral tissue against ischemia-reperfusion injury by suppressing NF-κB and MMP-9 expression in rats
Wenjuan Wu, Wei Zhong, Bing Lang, Zhiping Hu, Jialin He, Xiangqi Tang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1341-1348. doi:10.7150/ijms.27543
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Impact of ADAM10 gene polymorphisms on hepatocellular carcinoma development and clinical characteristics
Jr-Shiang Shiu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Hui-Ling Chiou, Hsiang-Ling Wang, Chao-Bin Yeh, Shun-Fa Yang, Ying-Erh Chou
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1334-1340. doi:10.7150/ijms.27059
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Mitochondrial NADH Dehydrogenase Subunit 3 (MTND3) Polymorphisms are Associated with Gastric Cancer Susceptibility
Eun-Heui Jin, Jae Kyu Sung, Sang-Il Lee, Jang Hee Hong
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1329-1333. doi:10.7150/ijms.26881
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Estrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) Enhances Slc2a4/GLUT4 Expression by a SP1 Cooperative Mechanism
João Nilton Barreto-Andrade, Luciana Alves de Fátima, Raquel Saldanha Campello, José Augusto Cipriano Guedes, Helayne Soares de Freitas, Maristela Mitiko Okamoto Ubiratan Fabres Machado
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1320-1328. doi:10.7150/ijms.26774
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Significant association of long non-coding RNAs HOTAIR genetic polymorphisms with cancer recurrence and patient survival in patients with uterine cervical cancer
Shun-Long Weng, Wen-Jun Wu, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Shun-Fa Yang, Chun-Fang Hsu, Po-Hui Wang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1312-1319. doi:10.7150/ijms.27505
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The Role of YB1 in Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Adhesion
Yong Wang, Jing Su, Donghe Fu, Yiting Wang, Yajing Chen, Ruibing Chen, Guoxuan Qin, Jing Zuo, Dan Yue
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1304-1311. doi:10.7150/ijms.25580
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Eicosapentaenoic acid reduces indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 expression in tumor cells
Chih-Chiang Wang, Chih-Jen Yang, Li-Hsien Wu, Han-Chen Lin, Zhi-Hong Wen, Che-Hsin Lee
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1296-1303. doi:10.7150/ijms.27326
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Esther Papaseit, Clara Pérez-Mañá, Ana Pilar Pérez-Acevedo, Olga Hladun, M. Carmen Torres-Moreno, Robert Muga, Marta Torrens, Magí Farré
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1286-1295. doi:10.7150/ijms.27087
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Randomized, controlled clinical pilot study of venous leg ulcers treated with using two types of shockwave therapy
Patrycja Dolibog, Paweł Dolibog, Andrzej Franek, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło, Hubert Arasiewicz, Beata Wróbel, Daria Chmielewska, Jacek Ziaja, Edward Błaszczak
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1275-1285. doi:10.7150/ijms.26614
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High Levels of Serum Adipocyte Fatty Acid-binding Protein Predict Cardiovascular Events in Coronary Artery Disease Patients
I-Ching Huang, Bang-Gee Hsu, Chao-Chien Chang, Chung-Jen Lee, Ji-Hung Wang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1268-1274. doi:10.7150/ijms.25588
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A New Isolation Method of Human Lacrimal Canaliculus Epithelial Stem Cells by Maintaining Close Association with Their Niche Cells
Weikun Hu, Yuan Zhang, Sean Tighe, Ying-Tieng Zhu, Gui-Gang Li
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1260-1267. doi:10.7150/ijms.27705
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Effects of dextrose prolotherapy on contusion-induced muscle injuries in mice
Sen-Wei Tsai, Yi-Ju Hsu, Mon-Chien Lee, Hao-En Huang, Chi-Chang Huang, Yu-Tang Tung
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(11): 1251-1259. doi:10.7150/ijms.24170
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Activated Yes-Associated Protein Accelerates Cell Cycle, Inhibits Apoptosis, and Delays Senescence in Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells
Linglu Jia, Weiting Gu, Yunpeng Zhang, Baoqi Jiang, Xu Qiao, Yong Wen
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(11): 1241-1250. doi:10.7150/ijms.25115
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Association of renal systolic time intervals with brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity
Wen-Hsien Lee, Po-Chao Hsu, Chun-Yuan Chu, Szu-Chia Chen, Hung-Hao Lee, Ying-Chih Chen, Meng-Kuang Lee, Chee-Siong Lee, Hsueh-Wei Yen, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Wen-Chol Voon, Wen-Ter Lai, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Po-Lin Kuo, Ho-Ming Su
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(11): 1235-1240. doi:10.7150/ijms.24451
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