Dao-Shu Luo

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BACKGROUND Microvascular compression of the trigeminal nerve root is a major cause of most trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in patients; however, no reliable animal model to further study the pathogenesis of TN currently exists. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to establish a novel and practical animal model for TN by chronic compression of the trigeminal (CCT) nerve(More)
Endomorphin-2 (EM2) demonstrates a potent antinociceptive effect in pain modulation. To investigate the potential interactions of EM2- and substance P (SP)-containing primary afferents and γ-amino butyric acid (GABA)-containing interneurons in lamina II in nociceptive transmission, connections between EM2- and SP-containing terminals and GABAergic neurons(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the function of cytokines, chemokines, and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in children. METHODS A total of 35 children with T1DM and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Levels of serum cytokines (IL-1α, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, and TNF-α) and chemokines (MIP-1α, MIP-1α and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of miR-218 and its clinical significance in osteosarcoma tissues and explore its effect on proliferation and apoptosis in osteosarcoma cells. METHODS miR-218 expression was detected in 76 samples of surgically resected osteosarcoma and matched normal tumor-adjacent tissues using quantitative reverse transcription(More)
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