3 articles published in JoVE
Using Q Suture to Enhance Resistance to Gap Formation and Tensile Strength of Repaired Flexor Tendons Wei Feng Mao1, Ya Fang Wu2 1Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Nantong University, 2Department of Hand surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University Here, we present a “Q” suture technique that can be performed in tendon repair and its effects on the gap formation and tensile strength of the repaired tendons. Q suture is shown to be efficient in enhancing the tensile resistance and tendon repair strength.
Purification of Fibroblasts and Schwann Cells from Sensory and Motor Nerves in Vitro Qianru He1, Fanhui Yu1, Yan Li1, Junjie Sun1, Fei Ding1 1Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration of Jiangsu and Ministry of Education, Co-Innovation Center of Neuroregeneration, Jiangsu Clinical Medicine Center of Tissue Engineering and Nerve Injury Repair, Nantong University Here, we present a method to purify fibroblasts and Schwann cells from sensory and motor nerves in vitro.
An Invasive Method for the Activation of the Mouse Dentate Gyrus by High-frequency Stimulation Zhe Zhao1, Haitao Wu1,2 1Department of Neurobiology, Beijing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, 2Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Co-innovation Center of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University This protocol shows how to set up a reliable HFS method in mice. Neurons throughout the hippocampal dentate gyrus are electrically stimulated by HFS directly and indirectly in vivo. Neuronal activity and molecular signaling are examined by c-fos and Notch1 immunofluorescent staining, respectively; neurogenesis is quantified by bromodeoxyuridine labeling assay.