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BACKGROUND The metabolic pathway of folate is thought to influence DNA stability either by inducing single/double stranded breaks or by producing low levels of S-adenosyl-methionine leading to abnormal gene expression and chromosome segregation. Polymorphisms in the genes encoding enzymes in the folate metabolism pathway show distinct geographic and/or(More)
Unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the substantia nigra reduced the volume of striatal necrosis and suppressed the increase in extracellular glutamate concentration in the striatum induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. These results indicate that the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway is highly involved in the vulnerability of the(More)
BACKGROUND Shed membrane microparticles circulate in the peripheral blood of nonischemic (NI) patients and patients with myocardial infarction (MI). We investigated whether or not these microparticles would affect endothelium-dependent responses. METHODS AND RESULTS Rat aortic rings with endothelium were exposed for 24 hours to circulating microparticles(More)
BACKGROUND To improve the efficacy of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy targeted to infarcted myocardium, we investigated whether a self-setting silanized hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Si-HPMC) hydrogel seeded with MSC (MSC+hydrogel) could preserve cardiac function and attenuate left ventricular (LV) remodeling during an 8-week(More)
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