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The renal glomerular podocyte exhibits a highly arborized morphology. In comparison with the neuron, which is the best studied process-bearing cell, the podocyte major processes share many cell biological characteristics with neuronal dendrites. Both podocytes and neurons develop microtubule-based thick processes with branching morphology and both have thin(More)
Cajal's initial glomeruli (IG) and Dogiel's pericellular nests (PCNs) were first described from methylene blue preparations of healthy animal tissues around the beginning of the last century. Since that time, although many reports have been published concerning these structures, few have focused on their development and phylogeny in healthy animals. The aim(More)
OBJECTIVE To probe into clinical value of comprehensive program of acupuncture, moxibustion and massage as main for treatment of cervical spondylopathy of the nerve root type. METHODS Five centers, single blind, randomized controlled method were used, 660 cases were divided into a treatment group of 317 cases and a control group of 311 cases. They were(More)
In the developing central nervous system, apoptosis plays an important role in the normal organization of the neuronal circuit. The timing of neurogenesis, proliferation, and migration of the neurons in the developing olfactory bulb (OB) is well studied; however, the involvement of apoptosis in this process is not fully understood. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Pachymic acid (PA), a natural triterpenoid, is known to significantly reduce cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in vitro through initiation of mitochondria dysfunction. However, its effect on immune cells and anti-rejection following organ transplantation remains unknown. METHODS In this study, we investigated PA as a treatment to control(More)
BACKGROUND Celecoxib, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used as an adjuvant to sensitize cancer cells to apoptosis. However, in rats suffering from acute rejection, celecoxib reduced apoptosis of myocardial cells. We hypothesize that celecoxib reduces myocardial apoptosis either by inducing apoptosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To probe into clinical value of the acupuncture-massage comprehensive program for treatment of cervical spondylosis of arterial type (CSA). METHODS By using three-center, single-blind, randomized, controlled method, the eligible subjects were randomly divided into an acupuncture-massage group, an acupuncture group, a massage group, 60 cases in(More)
The first event occurring at the boundary between a metal implant and living tissue is the attachment of cells onto the metal surface of the implant. The attachment characteristics of the metal in this situation are critical in determining its biocompatibility and usefulness as artificial bone and tooth implants. Using the human osteosarcoma cell line(More)
AIM To study the morphological positive expression of antrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)-synthesizing cells and ultrastructural localization and the relationship between ANP-synthesizing cells and microvessel density in the stomach of rats and to analyze the distribution of the three histologically distinct regions of ANP-synthesizing cells. METHODS Using(More)
Intercellular adhesions between renal glomerular epithelial cells (also called podocytes) are necessary for the proper function of the glomerular filtration barrier. Although our knowledge of the molecular composition of podocyte cell-cell contact sites has greatly progressed, the underlying molecular mechanism regulating the formation of these cell-cell(More)