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BACKGROUND Emerging epidemiological evidence suggest an association between metabolic syndrome and fractures. However, whether metabolic syndrome is an independent risk or protective factor of fractures remains controversial. Our goal is to provide a quantitative assessment of the association between metabolic syndrome and bone fractures by conducting a… (More)
Recently, a number of studies have demonstrated the potential beneficial role for novel anti-diabetic GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) in the skeleton metabolism in diabetic rodents and patients. In this study, we evaluated the impacts of the synthetic GLP-1RA Liraglutide on bone mass and quality in osteoporotic rats induced by ovariectomy (OVX) but… (More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, co-activator-related 1 (Pprc1) is the third member of the Pgc1 family. Other than the well-characterized Pgc1a and Pgc1b that act as regulators of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative metabolism, the function of Pprc1 in vivo is rarely reported, due to embryonic lethality of whole-body Pprc1 knockout mice.… (More)
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Drug resistance constitutes one of the main obstacles for clinical recovery of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Therefore, the treatment of AML requires new strategies, such as adding a third drug. To address whether GATA2 could act as a regulator of chemotherapy resistance in human leukemia cells, we observed KG1a cells and clinical patients' AML… (More)
BACKGROUND Long-term administration of α-lipoic acid (α-LA) is proved to ameliorate renal impairment. Herein we assessed serum, urinary biomarkers and vascular endothelium function to evaluate its short-period therapeutic effect and identify novel biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS Sixty-two microalbuminuria-stage DN patients were randomly… (More)