Articles by He Huang in JoVE
Engineering Platform and Experimental Protocol for Design and Evaluation of a Neurally-controlled Powered Transfemoral Prosthesis Fan Zhang1, Ming Liu1, Stephen Harper2,3, Michael Lee3, He Huang1 1Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 3Atlantic Prosthetics & Orthotics, LLC Neural-machine interfaces (NMI) have been developed to identify the user's locomotion mode. These NMIs are potentially useful for neural control of powered artificial legs, but have not been fully demonstrated. This paper presented (1) our designed engineering platform for easy implementation and development of neural control for powered lower limb prostheses and (2) an experimental setup and protocol in a laboratory environment to evaluate neurally-controlled artificial legs on patients with lower limb amputations safely and efficiently.
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Myocardial Angiogenesis After Chronic Ghrelin Treatment in a Rat Myocardial Infarction Model Regulatory Peptides. Nov, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22960289 Ghrelin has a protective role in a rat model of myocardial infarction (MI), but the underlying mechanism is not clear. Here, we investigated the effects of ghrelin treatment on angiogenesis in an experimental rat MI model. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to MI by ligating the anterior descending coronary artery. The rats were then treated with a subcutaneous injection of ghrelin (100 μg/kg) or saline (control group) for 4 weeks. Sham animals underwent thoracotomy and pericardiotomy, but not LAD ligation. At 28 days after ligation, the ghrelin treatment group showed a higher density of α-SMA positive vessels than the saline treatment MI group in myocardial infarct (6±2.1/mm(2) vs 4±1.8/mm(2), P
Identification and Characterization of a Novel Trehalose Synthase Gene Derived from Saline-alkali Soil Metagenomes PloS One. 2013 | Pubmed ID: 24146994 A novel trehalose synthase (TreS) gene was identified from a metagenomic library of saline-alkali soil by a simple activity-based screening system. Sequence analysis revealed that TreS encodes a protein of 552 amino acids, with a deduced molecular weight of 63.3 kDa. After being overexpressed in Escherichia coli and purified, the enzymatic properties of TreS were investigated. The recombinant TreS displayed its optimal activity at pH 9.0 and 45 °C, and the addition of most common metal ions (1 or 30 mM) had no inhibition effect on the enzymatic activity evidently, except for the divalent metal ions Zn(2+) and Hg(2+). Kinetic analysis showed that the recombinant TreS had a 4.1-fold higher catalytic efficiency (Kcat/K m ) for maltose than for trehalose. The maximum conversion rate of maltose into trehalose by the TreS was reached more than 78% at a relatively high maltose concentration (30%), making it a good candidate in the large-scale production of trehalsoe after further study. In addition, five amino acid residues, His172, Asp201, Glu251, His318 and Asp319, were shown to be conserved in the TreS, which were also important for glycosyl hydrolase family 13 enzyme catalysis.
Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Risk of Stroke: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis PloS One. 2013 | Pubmed ID: 24265844 Several studies analyzed the association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the risk of stroke or cerebrovascular death, but their findings were inconsistent. Up to date, no systematic review about the association between HCV infection and stroke was performed. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine whether HCV infection dose increase stroke risk in comparison to the population without HCV infection.