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Arabidopsis thaliana Protein Interactome Database (AtPID) is an object database that integrates data from several bioinformatics prediction methods and manually collected information from the literature. It contains data relevant to protein-protein interaction, protein subcellular location, ortholog maps, domain attributes and gene regulation. The predicted(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been associated with impaired vascular endothelial function. Our previous study demonstrated significantly higher secretion of the chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 from monocytes in response to lipopolysaccharide in patients with HHcy. In the present study, we investigated whether coronary endothelial function was(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) may have direct favorable effects on cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the GLP-1 analog exenatide on improving coronary endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes and to investigate the underlying mechanisms. The newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic subjects were enrolled and(More)
Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor for endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase. Guanosine 5'-triphosphate cyclohydrolase-I (GTPCH-I) is a key limiting enzyme for BH4 synthesis. In the present in vitro study, we investigated whether peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPAR-α) agonist fenofibrate could recouple eNOS by reversing(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence and association of epiretinal membranes (ERMs), as assessed by retinal photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), in a Chinese population. METHODS The Handan Eye Study is a population-based study of eye disease in rural Chinese aged 30+ years. Eligible residents underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination(More)
Extension of ontology instance is the important part of ontology maintenance. In this paper, a novel and effective method is proposed to extending ontology instances from Chinese free text, which is achieved with classification using support vector machine (SVM). Firstly, classification features are extracted in terms of syntax and semantics from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the preventive and therapeutic effects of enalapril maleate (Enalaprilat) (E) on myocardial damage in early stage after burns. METHODS A total of 60 SD rats were subjected to 30% TBSA III degree scald injury, and randomly divided into scald group (with conventional fluid transfusion after scald) and ENA group (with intraperitoneal(More)
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effect of oestrogen receptor-alpha (ESR1) gene PvuII polymorphism on fracture risk. It included published data from relevant studies (up to May 2010) identified from Medline, Embase and Current Contents. The 13 included studies contained 1279 fracture cases and 6069 controls. The combined results based on these(More)
Previous research demonstrated that resveratrol possesses promising properties for preventing obesity. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress was proposed to be involved in the pathophysiology of both obesity and hepatic steatosis. In the current study, we hypothesized that resveratrol could protect against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced hepatic steatosis and ER(More)
Rosiglitazone, an agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR gamma ), is an insulin-sensitizing antidiabetic agent and inhibits restenosis in animal blood vessels. However, its benefit for patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention is unknown. Patients with diabetes and CAD(More)