Dong-sheng Wang

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OBJECTIVE Sesamin is known for its role in antioxidant, antiproliferative, antihypertensive, and neuroprotective activities. However, little is known about the role of sesamin in the development of emotional disorders. Here we investigated persistent inflammatory pain hypersensitivity and anxiety-like behaviors in the mouse suffering chronic pain. METHODS(More)
The activation of Translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO) has been demonstrated to mediate rapid anxiolytic efficacy in stress response and stress-related disorders. This protein is involved in the synthesis of endogenous neurosteroids that promote γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated neurotransmission in the central neural system. However, little is known(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explored the expression and function of Slug in human extrahepatic hilar cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) to identify its role in tumor progression. METHODS The expression of Snail and Slug mRNA in 52 human tissue samples of EHC was investigated. The mRNA of Snail and Slug were quantified using reverse transcriptase-PCR, and correlations(More)
Endophytic bacteria are microorganisms that live in host plants, but do not cause diseases to the hosts. This study examined the occurrence, distribution, growth-promoting and antifungal activities of endophytes in the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. Six endophytic bacterial strains, which belong to genera of Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Bacillus and(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the capacity of a tissue-engineered complex of human osteoprotegerin (hOPG)-transfected periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) seeding on beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) to regenerate alveolar bone defects in New Zealand rabbits. PDLSCs were isolated from rabbit periodontal ligament tissues and expanded(More)
G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 30 (GPR30) is expressed in bone tissue. However, little is known regarding the function of GPR30 in postmenopausal osteoporosis. In this study, we examined the effects of GPR30 on ovariectomy (OVX)-induced osteoporosis in rats, including the effects on proliferation, differentiation, and expression of proteins in(More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated the critical roles of calcium-stimulated adenylyl cyclase 1 (AC1) in the central nervous system in chronic pain. In the present study, we examined the analgesic effects of NB001, a selective inhibitor of AC1, on animal models of ankle joint arthritis and knee joint arthritis induced by complete Freund’s adjuvant(More)
The present study describes the biotransformation of a commercially available crude extract of soy isoflavones, which contained significant amounts of the soy isoflavone glycosides daidzin and genistin, by recombinant Escherichia coli expressing tyrosinase from Bacillus megaterium. Two major products were isolated from the biotransformation and identified(More)
Sinomenine, an alkaloid originally isolated from the roots of Sinomeniumacutum, is used as a traditional Chinese medicine for rheumatic arthritis. However, little is known about the neuronal mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of sinomenine in animals with chronic inflammatory pain. In this study, we investigated the persistent inflammatory pain(More)
Activation of translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO) plays an important role to mediate rapid anxiolytic efficacy in stress response and stress-related disorders by the production of neurosteroids. However, little is known about the ligand of TSPO on the anxiety-like and depressive behaviors and the underlying mechanisms in chronic unpredictable mild stress(More)