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Previous data demonstrate that traumatic brain injury (TBI) activates autophagy, and increases microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) immunostaining mainly in neurons. However, the role of autophagy in traumatic brain damage remains elusive. The aim of the present study was to investigate the autophagic mechanisms participating in traumatic(More)
Over the past several decades, a series of new methods have been developed in China for the diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). These methods are theoretically consistent with Office International des Epizooties standards for FMD diagnosis and include: antigen-capture ELISA and colloid-gold test strip for viral antigen typing, liquid-phase blocking(More)
Ninety chickens were randomly divided into 2 groups (45 chickens in each group) to determine the effect of oral administration of rabbit sacculus rotundus antimicrobial peptides (RSRP) on the intestinal mucosal immune responses in chicken. On d 7, 14, 21, and 28, the animals received 0.1 mg of RSRP dissolved in 0.5 mL of physiological saline. The control(More)
In this study, 2 bacteriophages of Salmonella Pullorum were isolated using an enrichment protocol and the double agar layer method. They were named PSPu-95 and PSPu-4-116, respectively, against clinical isolates of Salmonella Pullorum SPu-95 and SPu-116. The host ranges of the 2 bacteriophages were determined by performing spot tests with 20 bacteria(More)
Lupus podocytopathy is a newly recognized class of lupus nephritis characterized by extensive glomerular foot process effacement without capillary wall immune deposits. The treatment response and relapse of glucocorticoid with or without additional immunosuppressive agents has not been well investigated. In this study, 50 patients with lupus podocytopathy(More)
Humanin (HN) has been identified as an endogenous peptide that inhibited AD-relevant neuronal cell death. HNG, a variant of HN in which the 14th amino acid serine was replaced with glycine, can reduce infarct volume and improve neurological deficits after ischemia/reperfusion injury. In this study, we aimed to examine the neuroprotective effect of HNG on(More)
The Tibet chicken lives in high altitude and has adapted itself well to hypoxia. The Silky chicken is a lowland chicken from Jiangxi province of China. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether there were any differences in brain mitochondrial respiratory function between Tibet chicken and Silky chicken embryos incubated in a normoxic(More)
Oxygen is one of the critical determinants for normal embryonic and fetal development. In avian embryos, lack of oxygen will lead to high fetal mortality, heteroplasia, and cardiovascular dysfunction. Tibetan chicken is a breed native to Tibet that could survive and keep higher hatchability regardless of negative effects of hypoxia. Generally, adaptive(More)
Currently, substitutions for antibiotic growth promoters in animals are attracting interest. This study investigated the effects of pig antibacterial peptides (PABP) on growth performance and small intestine mucosal immune responses in broilers. Three hundred 1-d-old Arbor Acre male broiler chickens were randomly allocated to 5 groups with 60 birds per(More)