International Journal of Medical Sciences

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18 October 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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Effect of mistletoe on endometrial stromal cell survival and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in patients with endometriosis
Jeong Min Moon, Youn-Jee Chung, Boah Chae, Hee Jin Kang, Hyun Hee Cho, Jang Heub Kim, Mee-Ran Kim
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Comparisons of Pressure-controlled Ventilation with Volume Guarantee and Volume-controlled 1:1 Equal Ratio Ventilation on Oxygenation and Respiratory Mechanics during Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: a Randomized-controlled Trial
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1480-1485. doi:10.7150/ijms.27333
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Borrelia burgdorferi basic membrane protein A stimulates murine macrophage to secrete specific chemokines
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LncRNA AFAP1-AS Functions as a Competing Endogenous RNA to Regulate RAP1B Expression by sponging miR-181a in the HSCR: Erratum
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1472. doi:10.7150/ijms.29742
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Effects of polymethylmethacrylate on the stability of screw fixation in mandibular angle fractures: A study on sheep mandibles
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1466-1471. doi:10.7150/ijms.26697
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Biology of MiR-17-92 Cluster and Its Progress in Lung Cancer
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1443-1448. doi:10.7150/ijms.27341
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Role of Sirolimus in renal tubular apoptosis in response to unilateral ureteral obstruction
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1433-1442. doi:10.7150/ijms.26954
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Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(13): 1423-1432. doi:10.7150/ijms.27867
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Role of TCF/LEF Transcription Factors in Bone Development and Osteogenesis
Zhengqiang Li, Zhimin Xu, Congcong Duan, Weiwei Liu, Jingchun Sun, Bing Han
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2018; 15(12): 1415-1422. doi:10.7150/ijms.26741
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