H-X Zhu

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To investigate the effect of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the peripheral circulation on burn shock in the rat, AVP and its nonselective V1/V2 receptor antagonist d(CH2)5Tyr (Et)VAVP were administered intravenously in burn shocked rats. Cardiovascular parameters were recorded including left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP), +/- dP/dt max, total area of(More)
The role of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVH) in acupuncture analgesia was investigated by local brain stimulation and cauterization. The results showed that electrical or L-glutamate sodium stimulation of PVH could enhance the effect of analgesia of Zusanli acupuncture, both in a dose dependent manner. Electrical cauterization of PVH decreased the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Two selective V1 and V2 receptor antagonists of arginine vasopressin, d(CH2)5Tyr(Me)AVP and d(CH2)5[D-Ile2, Ile4, Ala9-NH2]AVP, were given intravenously in burn shocked rats to investigate the respective effects of V1 and V2 receptor blockade on the haemodynamic variables in burn shock. DESIGN Computer assisted on line real time(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence of 4-1BB ligand (4-1BBL) in the peripheral blood of patients with allergic asthma and evaluate its role in controlling the balance between helper 17 T (T(h)17) and regulatory T (T(reg)) cells. METHODS Soluble 4-1BBL (s4-1BBL) was quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in plasma from patients with asthma (n(More)
The effects of intraventricular injection (ICV) of oxytocin (OT) and antioxytocin serum (AOTS) on the pain threshold and electroacupuncture (EA) analgesia in rats were investigated in this study. The potassium iontophoresis induced tailflick was used to measure the pain threshold. An increase of 20-38% in the pain threshold was observed within 80 min after(More)
Changes in the somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) concentrations in gastric antral mucosa were detected by RIA following microinjections of synthetic somatostatin (SS) or cysteamine (CSH) into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH). SLI concentrations in the antral mucosa were increased by 60.8% (p less than 0.001) and 42.3% (p less than(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the classification of massive postburn scars on neck and the reconstruction strategy using pre-expanded perforator flaps from the back. METHODS Thirty-seven patients with massive postburn scars on neck were admitted from January 2010 to December 2014 and treated by our treatment group. The massive postburn scars on neck were(More)
The influence of endothelin-1 on ventricular fibrillation threshold was studied in acute myocardial ischemic rats. Endothelin-1 (1.5-3.0 micrograms.kg-1 i.v.) given 5 min before ischemia reduced the ventricular fibrillation threshold in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Its effect lasted at least 60 min. A marked increase of spontaneous ventricular(More)
Intraventricular injections of anti-beta-endorphin serum (8 microliters) at 0, 1, 2, 3 h after burn shock (20% body surface area, 100 degrees C, 20 s) in different group rats prolonged the survival time, delayed the decrease of mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate, and postponed the abnormal changes of ECG. The effect was most prominent at 1 h and(More)