Dong-Mei Liu

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The implantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) has been reported as a new technique to restore renal tubular structure and improve renal function in acute kidney injury (AKI). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in the renoprotective function of MSC. Whether upregulation of VEGF by a combination of MSC and VEGF gene transfer(More)
The recent and continuing HFMD outbreak caused by EV71 in several provinces of China since March 2008 has affected thousands of children and resulted in nearly 50 deaths. In this study, a sensitive and specific multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay has been developed for the rapid detection of EV71 and CV-A16. By using an internal amplification control, the(More)
An outbreak of highly virulent Chinese-type of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (H-PRRSV) in most areas of China recently has led to huge economic losses and drawn great attention to its diagnosis and disease control. To facilitate rapid identification of H-PRRSV, a fluorogenic-probe hydrolysis (TaqMan)-reverse transcriptase PCR for(More)
Cadmium (Cd), one of the most toxic environmental and industrial pollutants, is known to exert gonadotoxic and spermiotoxic effects. In the present study, we examined the toxic effect of Cd on the testis of freshwater crab, Sinopotamon henanense. Crabs were exposed to different Cd concentrations (from 0 to 116.00 mg·L(-1)) for 7 d. Oxidative stress and(More)
BACKGROUND Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) has a strong genetic background. Previous studies have shown that bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP2) and BMP2 mRNA are expressed in ossifying matrix and chondrocytes adjacent to cartilaginous areas of OPLL tissues and mesenchymal cells with fibroblastic features in the immediate vicinity(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Amyloid-β protein (Aβ), the hallmark of AD, invokes a cascade of mitochondrial dysfunction and eventually leads to neuronal death. l-3-n-Butylphthalide (l-NBP) has shown the potent neuroprotective effects in stroke and AD animal models. The present study is to evaluate the neuroprotective(More)
AIMS This study investigated whether anticerebral ischemia new drug, l-3-n-butylphthalide (l-NBP), improved behavioral recovery and enhanced hippocampal neurogenesis after cerebral ischemia in rats. METHODS AND RESULTS The middle cerebral artery of rats was blocked for 2 h. The daily oral administrations of 30 mg/kg l-NBP or vehicle were begun from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical features and changes in the incidence of skin cancer in two hospitals located in western China. METHODS The patients diagnosed pathologically as skin cancer from 1981 to 2000 were retrospectively collected from the two hospitals. Clinical data of patients with skin cancer were collected and analyzed. RESULTS (1) Of(More)
The molecular bases for parathyroid carcinomas present in conjunction with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism are not fully elucidated. Gene copy number variations (CNVs) play an important role in tumorigenesis. The aim of the current study was to explore whether the CNVs of specific tumor-associated genes are involved in parathyroid carcinogenesis. A(More)
In this paper, total polysaccharides were respectively prepared from rhizome and aerial part of Athyrium Multidentatum (Doll) Ching. (AMC) and had their antioxidant activities investigated employing various established in vitro systems, including superoxide/hydroxyl radical scavenging activity and reducing power. Sulfate content and molecular weights of(More)