Cong-cong Zhang

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AIM To explore the therapeutic effects of Morinda officinalis capsules (MOP) on osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS Six-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were induced for postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) by bilateral ovariectomy and divided into seven groups as follows: sham-operated group, ovariectomized (OVX) control group, OVX treated(More)
Angiotensin II stimulates fibroblast proliferation and substantially alters gene expression patterns leading to cardiac remodeling, but the mechanisms for such differences are unknown. MicroRNAs are a novel mechanism for gene expression regulation. Herein, we tested the miRNA and mRNA expression patterns in mouse heart using microarray assay and(More)
AIMS Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is an important player in innate immunity, and recent studies have identified TLR2 as a critical mediator in cardiovascular diseases. Here, we investigated the involvement of TLR2 in angiotensin (Ang) II-induced cardiac fibrosis and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS TLR2 knockout (TLR2 KO) mice(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 are key proinflammatory cytokines that play important roles in the pathophysiology of vein graft remodeling. However, the mechanism of IL-1β/IL-18 production and its role in the development of graft remodeling remain unclear. APPROACH AND RESULTS IL-1β/IL-18 were rapidly expressed in venous interposition grafts.(More)
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in electrical and electronic (E&E) waste plastic are toxic, bioaccumulative and recalcitrant. In the present study, tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) contained in this type of plastic was tentatively subjected to solvothermal treatment so as to obtain bromine-free plastic. Methanol, ethanol and isopropanol were examined as(More)
In the current study, an environmental benign process namely mechanochemical approach was developed for cobalt and lithium recovery from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The main merit of the process was that neither corrosive acid nor strong oxidant was applied. In the proposed process, lithium cobalt oxide (obtained from spent LIBs) was firstly(More)
In the present study, cathode materials (C/LiCoO2) of spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and waste polyvinyl chloride (PVC) were co-processed via an innovative mechanochemical method, i.e. LiCoO2/PVC/Fe was co-grinded followed by water-leaching. This procedure generated recoverable LiCl from Li by the dechlorination of PVC and also generated magnetic(More)
As a novel bioaffinity chromatography technique, cell membrane chromatography (CMC) was first established by Professor He in 1996, with which combined high performance liquid chromatography, cytobiology, and receptor pharmacology. The cell membrane stationary phase (CMSP) consists of porous silica coated with active cell membranes. By immersing silica into(More)
In the title complex, [CdCl(2)(C(16)H(12)N(2)O(2))(2)], the Cd(II) ion exhibits site symmetry 2. It shows a distorted tetra-hedral coordination defined by two N atoms from symmetry-related 2-(2-fur-yl)-1-(2-furylmeth-yl)-1H-benzimidazole ligands and by two symmetry-related Cl atoms. Intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds stabilize the mol-ecular(More)