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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Radix Aconiti Lateralis (Fuzi in Chinese, derived from the lateral roots of Aconitum Carmichaeli Debx.) is widely used for the treatment of heart failure, internal cold, arthralgia, diarrhea and edema for thousands of years. It was usually prescribed in combination with Rhizoma Zingiberis (Ganjiang in Chinese, derived from the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the results of surgical resection with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) in the treatment of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) was given to both groups of patients when possible. METHODS A retrospective(More)
Bioassay-guided separation from the MeOH extract of the South American medicinal plant Sida cordifolia resulted in isolation of (10E,12Z)-9-hydroxyoctadeca-10,12-dienoic acid (1) as an unprecedented NES non-antagonistic inhibitor for nuclear export of Rev. This mechanism of action was established by competitive experiment by the biotinylated probe derived(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of low-frequency electric stimulus (LFS) on hippocampal of α5 subunit of extrasynaptic GABAA receptor in kainic acid-induced epilepsy rats and explore the possible mechanism of LFS on hippocampus to treat epilepsy. METHODS A total of 32 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into 4 groups:epileptic, pseudo-surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms involved in the regulation of vascular calcium sensitivity after hemorrhagic shock, the related mechanism, and the role of integrin-linked kinase (ILK). METHODS Using superior mesenteric artery from hemorrhagic shock rats and hypoxia-treated vascular smooth muscle(More)
Li T, Yang G, Zhu Y, Wu Y, Chen X, Lan D, Tian K, Liu L. Diabetes and hyperlipidemia induce dysfunction of VSMCs: contribution of the metabolic inflammation/miRNA pathway. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 308: E257–E269, 2015. First published November 25, 2014; doi:10.1152/ajpendo.00348.2014.—Vascular endothelial cell injury is considered to be the major(More)
AIMS To investigate the antitumor effects of extracts from Oxytropis falcata on human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721 cells in vitro and in transplanted murine H22 tumors in vivo. METHODS Cell proliferation, cell cycle distribution and apoptosis in SMMC-7721 cells were determined and tumor growth inhibition in H22 tumors was investigated. Cell cycle(More)
Vascular endothelial cell injury is considered to be the major factor inducing vascular complications in metabolic diseases and plays an important role in other organ damage. With diabetic and hyperlipidemic rats and cultured VSMCs, the present study was aimed at investigating whether the early damage of VSMCs during metabolic diseases plays a critical role(More)
AIM To determine the mode of action of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) extracted from wine-processed Fructus corni on hepatoprotective activities, the effects of 5-HMF on H(2)O(2)-induced human L02 hepatocytes injury was examined. MTHODS: Hepatocytes L02 injured by H(2)O(2) was treated by 5-HMF. The morphological changes of the cells were observed under(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that interleukin 1β (IL-1β) participates in the down-regulation of vascular reactivity via both nitric oxide-dependent and nitric oxide-independent mechanisms during shock. However, the precise mechanisms of nitric oxide-independent pathway remain to be established. METHODS The effect of IL-1β on the expression of α1(More)