International Journal of Medical Sciences
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24 April 2014

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Editor-in-Chief: Dennis D. Taub, Ph.D.
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  • Official impact factor is 2.065 (in 2013) and 2.244 (in 2012) according to the Journal Citation Report from Thomson Reuters.
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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
The promoter is a major element in the expression cassette of gene therapy vectors. Optimal promoter selection can enhance target specificity and gene expression. Recently, we evaluated three different human elongation factor 1 alpha (EF1α) promoters. The three promoters were put into the same expression vector, pAC-luc, driving expression of the luciferase cDNA. The activity from one EF1α promoter (termed EF1α -3), obtained in a commercial vector, was markedly lower when tested in vitro (from 50 - 500 x) in four cell lines and in vivo in rat submandibular glands (~250 x). Sequence differences in the EF1α -3 promoter likely account for the activity differences seen. Investigators need to recognize that all promoters of the same name may not be equivalent in driving transgene expression. ...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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Research Paper
Organ Donation Knowledge and Attitudes among Health Science Students in Greece: Emerging Interprofessional Needs
Emmanouil K. Symvoulakis, George Rachiotis, Dimitrios Papagiannis, Adelais Markaki, Yiannis Dimitroglou, Myfanwy Morgan, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Roger Jones
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 634-640. doi:10.7150/ijms.8686
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HGF/c-Met Signaling Mediated Mesenchymal Stem Cell-induced Liver Recovery in Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Model
Jianpei Liu, Guozheng Pan, Tangzhao Liang, Pinjie Huang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 626-633. doi:10.7150/ijms.8228
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PIK3CA Gene Amplification and PI3K p110α Protein Expression in Breast Carcinoma
Mohammad Firoozinia, Mohammad Zareian Jahromi, Soheil Zorofchian Moghadamtousi, Sonia Nikzad, Habsah Abdul Kadir
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 620-625. doi:10.7150/ijms.8251
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TMPRSS6 rs855791 Polymorphism Influences the Susceptibility to Iron Deficiency Anemia in Women at Reproductive Age
Sung-Nan Pei, Ming-Chun Ma, Huey-Ling You, Hung-Chun Fu, Ching-Yuan Kuo, Kun-Ming Rau, Ming-Chung Wang, Chien-Te Lee
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 614-619. doi:10.7150/ijms.8582
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The Expression of Toll-like Receptor 8 and Its Relationship with VEGF and Bcl-2 in Cervical Cancer
Yun Zhang, Heng Yang, Prince Amoah Barnie, Peifang Yang, Zhaoliang Su, Jianguo Chen, Zhijun Jiao, Liwei Lu, Shengjun Wang, Huaxi Xu
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 608-613. doi:10.7150/ijms.8428
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Energy and Nutritional Composition of Tiger Milk Mushroom (Lignosus tigris Chon S. Tan) Sclerotia and the Antioxidant Activity of Its Extracts
Hui-Yeng Yeannie Yap, Azlina Abdul Aziz, Shin-Yee Fung, Szu-Ting Ng, Chon-Seng Tan, Nget-Hong Tan
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 602-607. doi:10.7150/ijms.8341
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King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) Venom L-Amino Acid Oxidase Induces Apoptosis in PC-3 Cells and Suppresses PC-3 Solid Tumor Growth in a Tumor Xenograft Mouse Model
Mui Li Lee, Shin Yee Fung, Ivy Chung, Jayalakshmi Pailoor, Swee Hung Cheah, Nget Hong Tan
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 593-601. doi:10.7150/ijms.8096
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Research Paper
Late-onset Depression in the Absence of Stroke: Associated with Silent Brain Infarctions, Microbleeds and Lesion Locations
Ri-Han Wu, Chao Feng, Yu Xu, Ting Hua, Xue-Yuan Liu, Min Fang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 587-592. doi:10.7150/ijms.8025
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Research Paper
Tanshinone IIA Attenuates Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis via Modulating Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2/ Angiotensin-(1-7) Axis in Rats
Huajie Wu, Yan Li, Yanxia Wang, Dunquan Xu, Congcong Li, Manling Liu, Xin Sun, Zhichao Li
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 578-586. doi:10.7150/ijms.8365
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Research Paper
Inhibition of MAPKs, Myc/Max, NFκB, and Hypoxia Pathways by Phyllanthus Prevents Proliferation, Metastasis and Angiogenesis in Human Melanoma (MeWo) Cancer Cell Line
Yin-Quan Tang, Indu Bala Jaganath, Rishya Manikam, Shamala Devi Sekaran
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 564-577. doi:10.7150/ijms.7704
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Research Paper
Mutational Spectrum of the NKX2-5 Gene in Patients with Lone Atrial Fibrillation
Hong Yu, Jia-Hong Xu, Hao-Ming Song, Lan Zhao, Wen-Jun Xu, Juan Wang, Ruo-Gu Li, Lei Xu, Wei-Feng Jiang, Xing-Biao Qiu, Jin-Qi Jiang, Xin-Kai Qu, Xu Liu, Wei-Yi Fang, Jin-Fa Jiang, Yi-Qing Yang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 554-563. doi:10.7150/ijms.8407
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Research Paper
The Use of a Whole Animal Biophotonic Model as a Screen for the Angiogenic Potential of Estrogenic Compounds
Ramey C Youngblood, Marcus McGee, Jean M Feugang, Scott T Willard, Peter L Ryan
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 545-553. doi:10.7150/ijms.6994
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Short Research Communication
Senescence Affects Endothelial Cells Susceptibility to Dengue Virus Infection
Sazaly AbuBakar, Meng-Hooi Shu, Jefree Johari, Pooi-Fong Wong
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(6): 538-544. doi:10.7150/ijms.7896
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Research Paper
Rutin, a Flavonoid and Principal Component of Saussurea Involucrata, Attenuates Physical Fatigue in a Forced Swimming Mouse Model
Kang-Yi Su, Chao Yuan Yu, Yue-Wen Chen, Yi-Tsau Huang, Chun-Ting Chen, Hsueh-Fu Wu, Yi-Lin Sophia Chen
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(5): 528-537. doi:10.7150/ijms.8220
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Research Paper
Association Study of ARL15 and CDH13 with T2DM in a Han Chinese Population
Yiping Li, Ying Yang, Yueting Yao, Xianli Li, Li Shi, Ying Zhang, Yuxin Xiong, Man Yan, Yufeng Yao, Chunjie Xiao
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(5): 522-527. doi:10.7150/ijms.8206
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Research Paper
Serum Hyperglycemia Might Be Not Related to Fat Composition of Diet and Vegetable Composition of Diet Might Improve Sugar Control in Taiwanese Diabetic Subjects
Yi-Cheng Hou, Ya-Lin Chang, Shi-Ching Kuo, Chih-Fan Chiang, Cheng-Yang Chiang, Yu-Fang Lin, Pei-Chen Weng, Fang-Ching Hu, Jing-Hui Wu, Chien-Han Lai
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(5): 515-521. doi:10.7150/ijms.8158
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