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BACKGROUND Protein C (PC) is one of the most important physiological inhibitors of coagulation proteases. Hereditary PC deficiency causes a predisposition to venous thrombosis (VT). The genetic characteristics of PC deficiency in the Chinese population remain unknown. METHODS Thirty-four unrelated probands diagnosed with hereditary PC deficiency were(More)
Injured endothelium is an important target for drug and/or gene therapy because brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) play critical roles in various pathophysiological conditions. RNA-mediated gene silencing presents a new therapeutic approach for treating such diseases, but major challenge is to ensure minimal toxicity and target delivery of siRNA(More)
Protein C (PC) is a well-characterized anticoagulant enzyme. However, the association between PC and ischemic stroke (IS) remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether any genetic variant in the human protein C gene (PROC) was associated with susceptibility to IS in the Chinese Han population. All exons and the 5′- and(More)
To investigate a nuclear factor-kappa B decoy oligonucleotides strategy on the inhibition of tissue factor (TF) expression in cultured rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) by polylactic acid (PLA) nanoparticles delivery system and to evaluate this new vector for in vitro gene therapy. Nanoparticles were formulated using poly D,L-polylactic acid(More)
Studies investigating the association between interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene-174 G/C polymorphism (rs1800795) and thrombosis disorder risk reported conflicting results. The aim of our study was to assess the association between the IL-6 gene 174 G/C polymorphisms and the risk of thrombosis disorders.Thirty four case-control studies in 29 articles with 29,865(More)
Effective delivery of nanomedicines to tumor tissues depends on both the tumor microenvironment and nanomedicine properties. Accordingly, tumor microenvironment modification or advanced design of nanomedicine was emerging to improve nanomedicine delivery to tumors. However, few studies have emphasized the necessity to optimize the tumor microenvironment and(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively validate the new Chinese DIC scoring system (CDSS). METHODS This study retrospectively collected the information of 619 patients (371 cases with non-hematologic malignancies, 248 cases with hematologic malignancies) who suspected of DIC in Wuhan Union Hospital during 2013-4 to 2014-6. We validated CDSS by comparing it with(More)
BACKGROUND A novel brain drug delivery system using cationic bovine serum albumin (CBSA)-conjugated biodegradable polymersomes (CBSA-PO) was prepared, and its intracellular delivery mechanism and brain delivery kinetics were evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS Biodegradable poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PEG-PCL) was used to prepare the(More)
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