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Bone degradation is a serious complication of chronic inflammatory diseases such as septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and infected orthopedic implant failure. Up to date, effective therapeutic treatments for bacteria-caused bone destruction are limited. In our previous study, we found that LPS promoted osteoclast differentiation and activity through(More)
Bone degradation is a serious complication of chronic inflammatory diseases such as septic arthritis, osteomyelitis and infected orthopedic implant failure. At present, effective therapeutic treatments for lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced bone destruction are limited to antibiotics and surgical repair in chronic inflammatory diseases. The present study(More)
Bone degradation is a serious complication of chronic inflammatory diseases such as septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and infected orthopedic implant failure. Effective therapeutic treatments for bacteria-caused bone destruction are limited. In a previous study, we found that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced osteoblast apoptosis and inhibited early and(More)
Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a multifunctional protein with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antithrombotic properties and plays a protective role against atherosclerosis (AS). The purpose of the present study is to explore the effects of oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) on the expression of PEDF in cultured human umbilical vein(More)
To study how hydrogen-rich saline (HS) promotes the recovery of testicular biological function in a hemi-sectioned spinal cord injury (hSCI) rat model, a right hemisection was performed at the T11-T12 of the spinal cord in Wistar rats. Animals were divided into four groups: normal group; vehicle group: sham-operated rats administered saline; hSCI group:(More)
A mathematical model for the relationship between the populations of giant pandas and two kinds of bamboo is established. We use the impulsive perturbations to take into account the effect of a sudden collapse of bamboo as a food source. We show that this system is uniformly bounded. Using the Floquet theory and comparison techniques of impulsive equations,(More)
The purpose of the present study is to explore the effect of oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) on the induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) and the underlying mechanisms in ox-LDL-induced macrophage foam-forming process. RAW264.7 macrophages were cultured in DMEM medium containing 10% fetal bovine serum, and then treated with ox-LDL (25,(More)
The present study was to investigate the effects of exogenous insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) on the proliferation of human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-453 and its possible mechanism. By means of MTT method in vitro, the results showed exogenous IGFBP7 inhibited the growth of MDA-MB-453 cells (IC50 of IGFBP7 = 8.49 μg/mL) in time-(More)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is composed of apolipoproteins, lipids and functional proteins. HDL protects against atherosclerosis (AS) by reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). HDL inhibits the lipid oxidation, inflammation and restores endothelial function. During systemic inflammation or metabolic disorders, HDL can be modified abnormally and converted to(More)
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