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Mitochondria are subcellular organelles with an essentially oxidative type of metabolism. The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in it increases under stress conditions and causes oxidative damage. In the present study, effects of exogenous sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a nitric oxide (NO) donor, on both the ROS metabolism in mitochondria and(More)
The interactions between chloramphenicol and lysozyme were studied using fluorescence, UV/vis and circular dichroism spectra. The results proved the mechanism of fluorescence quenching of lysozyme by chloramphenicol is due to the formation of lysozyme-chloramphenicol complex. The thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy change (DeltaH) and entropy change (DeltaS)(More)
The hypoglycemia and serum limitation-induced cell death in cultured PC12 cells represents a useful in vitro model for the study of brain ischemia and neurodegenerative disorders. Salidroside is a phenylpropanoid glycoside isolated from Rhodiola rosea L., a traditional Chinese medicinal plant, and has displayed a broad spectrum of pharmacological(More)
Silk fibroin (SF), derived from natural silk long used as a textile material, has recently become an important biomaterial for tissue engineering applications. We have previously reported on good in vitro biocompatibility of SF fibers with peripheral nerve tissues and cells. In the present study, we developed a novel biomimetic design of the SF-based nerve(More)
Tissue engineered nerve grafts (TENGs) have emerged as a potential alternative to autologous nerve grafts, the gold standard for peripheral nerve repair. Typically, TENGs are composed of a biomaterial-based template that incorporates biochemical cues. A number of TENGs have been used experimentally to bridge long peripheral nerve gaps in various animal(More)
Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily, has been identified as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. To provide more data on the role of myostatin in denervation-induced muscle atrophy, we examined the time-dependent changes in myostatin mRNA and protein as well as Smad2 and phospho-Smad2 protein levels in(More)
RA-inducible gene I (RIG-I/DDX58) has been shown to activate IFN-β promoter stimulator 1 (IPS-1) on recognizing cytoplasmic viral RNAs. It is unclear how RIG-I functions within the IFN and/or RA signaling process in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, however, where obvious RIG-I induction is observed. Here, we show that the RIG-I induction functionally(More)
To have a better insight into the molecular events involved in denervation-induced atrophy and reinnervation-induced regeneration of skeletal muscles, it is important to investigate the changes in expression levels of a great multitude of muscle proteins during the process of denervation–reinnervation. In this study, we employed an experimental model of rat(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous disease with recognised variability in molecular aetiology and clinical outcome. Though the use of agents such as rituximab significantly improves outcome, intrinsic genetic and morphological factors greatly affect the response to treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic(More)
Chitooligosaccharides (COSs), the biodegradation product of chitosan, have shown many biological functions. In this study, we examined the possible benefits of treatment with COSs (M.W. 800) on regeneration of rat crushed sciatic nerves. The rats with sciatic nerve crush injury were administered intraperitoneally daily with 3 or 6mg/kg body weight of COSs(More)