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BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with the worst mortality rate. Therefore, a rational strategy for future drug development is critical. Genistein is a small, biologically active flavonoid that is found in high amounts in soy. This important compound supports a wide variety of biological activities, but is best known for its ability to(More)
AIM To examine the effectiveness of continuous haemofiltration as a treatment for severe heat stroke in dogs. METHODS Dogs were randomly allocated to a control or continuous haemofiltration group (both n=8). Heat stroke was induced by placing anaesthetised dogs in a high temperature cabin simulator. Upon confirmation of heat stroke (rectal temperature>42(More)
AIM To explore the potential of electroporation (EP)-mediated hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA vaccination for the treatment of chronic HBV infection. METHODS BALB/c mice were vaccinated with HBV DNA vaccine encoding for the HBV preS(2)-S antigen, combined with or without EP. HBV surface antigen expression plasmid was administered into mice liver via a(More)
This study aimed to compare the clinical effects of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and routine therapy in heatshock (HS) patients.We retrospectively reviewed the clinical information of 33 severe exertional HS patients who were treated from February 1998 to October 2013. On the basis of whether or not CRRT therapy was used in addition to(More)
The gene for LPTS is originally cloned as a human liver-related putative tumor suppressor (LPTS) gene that encodes a full length protein of 328 amino acids (LPTS-L). LPTS-L is also identified as a telomerase inhibitor to regulate telomere length in the cells. To facilitate the functional and structural studies of LPTS-L protein, the cDNA for LPTS-L was(More)
Plasma exchange (PE) for the treatment of ricin toxicity has not been previously reported. Here we describe the use of PE to treat children who experienced ricin toxicity after ingesting castor beans. Seven children (median age: 8.1 years) who consumed castor beans (median: 5 beans) were treated with PE. All had bradycardia and sinus arrhythmia, and most(More)
OBJECTIVE Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) with MYO1E mutations has been identified as autosomal recessive focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). To date, only two homozygous mutations in the MYO1E gene were reported in three families with FSGS. This study aimed to examine mutations in the MYO1E gene in children with familial SRNS in the Han(More)
AIM To assess the efficacy and safety of in vivo electroporation (EP)-mediated dual-plasmid hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA vaccine vs placebo for sequential combination therapy with lamivudine (LAM) in patients with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS Two hundred and twenty-five patients were randomized to receive either LAM + vaccine (vaccine group, n = 109) or(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a common primary disease that can cause acute renal failure in childhood. Renal disease is the most important long-term complication in patients who survived the acute stage of HUS. Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and a restricted protein intake may be beneficial to the patients. However,(More)