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The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of estrogen on multiple sclerosis (MS) have been reported in previous studies. Evidence has been found that estrogen can inhibit axonal loss in the MOG-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS. Rho-kinase (ROCK) mediates axonal growth-inhibitory signals via the Rho/Rho-kinase(More)
BACKGROUND Medical resources are usually not the same throughout the week. It is reported that the mortality rate of some disease was higher in patients admitted on weekends than on weekdays. Our study will try to evaluate whether this "weekend effect" acts on in-hospital mortality rate after SAH. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of patients(More)
AIMS Extensive evidence suggests inflammatory components participate in the pathogenic processes of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). In this study, we aimed to elucidate the role and mechanism underlying the imbalance of Th17 and Treg cell peripheral populations in the pathogenesis of ACS. METHODS AND RESULTS Using a flow cytometric analysis, we observed a(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of retinoic acid (RA) and/or dexamethasone and growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) in the induction of somatotroph cell differentiation. Immunohistochemistry, radioimmunoassay, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol -1,2-y1)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, and immune electron microscopy were employed to(More)
Repulsive guidance molecule A (RGMa) is associated with limited axonal growth after cerebral ischemia. This study focused on the effects of electrical stimulation of olfactory bulb (OB) on the expression of RGMa and axonal regeneration after focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into sham-operated group,(More)
Admission hyperglycemia is thought to be related to poor neurological function and high mortality in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). However, it is not known whether prestroke glycemic status affects functional outcome of sICH. The study was aimed to disclose the association between prestroke glycemic status and outcome in(More)
The signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) activity plays an important role in the differentiation and imbalance of Th17 and Treg cells in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. We determined that the basal STAT3 phosphorylation level was significantly increased and exhibited a positive relationship with Th17 cells but was negatively(More)
Blood pressure (BP) levels are closely associated with clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, but current research data cannot yet determine what level of reasonable BP should be maintained in clinical practice. The authors conducted a prospective registered clinical trial and enrolled 873 patients admitted for the first episode of acute(More)
BACKGROUND Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge), also known as Chinese red sage, is a member of Lamiaceae family. It is valued in traditional Chinese medicine, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Because of its pharmacological potential, ongoing research aims to identify novel bioactive compounds in danshen, and their(More)
An efficient alkyne C-H activation and homocoupling procedure has been studied which indicates that a Cu(II)/Cu(I) synergistic cooperation might be involved. In situ Raman spectroscopy was employed to study kinetic behavior, drawing the conclusion that Cu(I) rather than Cu(II) participates in the rate-determining step. IR, EPR, and X-ray absorption(More)