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Metallothionein (MT) may provide protection against doxorubicin-induced heart damage. To test this hypothesis, a heart-specific promoter was used to drive the expression of human MT-IIa gene in transgenic mice. Four healthy transgenic mouse lines were produced. Cardiac MT was constitutively overexpressed from 10- to 130-fold higher than normal. The MT(More)
BACKGROUND A biologically active form of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol succinate (ATS), has been shown to induce apoptosis of hormone-refractory prostate cancer in vitro and inhibit cell growth in vivo. The gastrointestinal hormone peptide YY (PYY) has growth inhibitory activity against multiple cancer cell lines and is synergistic with ATS against breast and(More)
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the most common cause of urogenital infection and is implicated in genesis of male infertility. In this in vitro study, the influence of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-Qinglishengjing pills on spermatozoa infected in vitro with E. coli was studied. Semen samples were prepared by standard technique and sperm suspension was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between metabolic syndrome (MS) and the prognosis of patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma. METHODS A total of 385 patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, at the Zhejiang Cancer Hospital in China, between January 2001 and December 2008 were chosen. The deadline for the(More)
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is currently the standard of care to remove large renal calculi. Traditionally, a large-bore nephrostomy tube is placed postoperatively. However, the necessity of this practice has been recently challenged. Theoretically, bilateral tubeless PCNL offers advantages of lower postoperative discomfort, shorter hospital stay(More)
A monoclonal antibody designated Apt4, which is IgG1, was produced by fusion of mouse myeloma cells to spleen cells from a BALB/c mouse immunized with normal human platelets. Apt4 whole IgG caused the aggregation of both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and washed platelets from normal subjects and a patient with Bernard Soulier syndrome but not those from two(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the results of humeral fracture and non-union repaired by vascularized periosteal flap transfer. METHODS The clinical data of humeral fracture and non-union in 23 cases were analysized retrospectively since 1995. Among them, minuted or several segmental fracture in 12 cases, non-union in 11 cases, and following injury of radial nerve in(More)
In order to explore a new method to treat the ischemic necrosis of the head of 2nd metatarsal bone in adult, transposition of reversed vascularized metatarsal bone graft was adopted in the treatment of 4 cases, 2 of which were followed up for one and a half years. The postoperative X-ray showed the round head of the 2nd metatarsal bone became round and even(More)
Hypoxia-reoxygenation injury results at least in part from reactive oxygen free radicals. Catalase is a major enzyme involved in detoxification of hydrogen peroxide. The activity of catalase per gram of tissue in the heart is very low, being only about 2% that of liver in rodents and humans, which may be responsible for the high sensitivity of the heart to(More)
30 patients with angina decubitus (AD) were studied during hospitalization. These patients were found to have severe coronary artery obstructive lesions and an increase of myocardial oxygen consumption (MOC) before the onset to AD, indicating that AD belongs to the category of effort angina. 18 patients were investigated by continuous hemodynamic(More)