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The idea of dimension-reduction without loss of information can be quite helpful for guiding the construction of summary plots in regression without requiring a pre-specified model. Focusing on the central subspace, we investigate such “sufficient” dimension-reduction in regressions with a binary response. Three existing methods, SIR and pHd and SAVE, and(More)
Autologous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation therapy for repair of myocardial injury has inherent limitations due to the poor viability of the stem cells after cell transplantation. Adhesion is a prerequisite for cell survival and also a key factor for the differentiation of MSCs. As a novel prosurvival modification strategy, we genetically(More)
Myocardial oxidative stress and Ca2+ overload induced by ischemia-reperfusion may be involved in the development and progression of myocardial dysfunction in heart failure. Xanthine oxidase, which is capable of producing reactive oxygen species, is considered as a culprit regarding ischemia-reperfusion injury of cardiomyocytes. Even though inhibition of(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown potential for cardiac repair following myocardial injury, but this approach is limited by their poor viability after transplantation. To reduce cell loss after transplantation, we introduced the fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) gene ex vivo before transplantation. The isolated MSCs produced colonies(More)
In cardiac myocytes, stimulation of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) leads to a hypertrophic phenotype. The G(h) protein (transglutaminase II, TGII) is tissue type transglutaminase and transmits the alpha(1B)-adrenoceptor signal with GTPase activity. Recently, it has been shown that the calreticulin (CRT) down-regulates both GTP binding and transglutaminase(More)
Reactive oxygen species-mediated cellular injury is involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases, including those affecting the cardiovascular system, such as myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, inflammation, and atheroscleosis. Raxofelast (IRFI-016; (+/-)-5-acetoxy-2, 3-dihydro-4, 6, 7-trimethyl-2-benzofuran-acetic acid) was designed with the aim of(More)
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