Hong Pu

Bernhard Hennig2
Michal Toborek2
Jing Tian1
2Bernhard Hennig
2Michal Toborek
1Jing Tian
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Exposure of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMEC) to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) Tat protein can decrease expression and change distribution of tight junction proteins, including claudin-5. Owing to the importance of claudin-5 in maintaining the blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity, the present study focused on the regulatory mechanisms of(More)
Monocyte differentiation antigen CD14 is considered an important cell-activating mediator of inflammatory responses that may result in atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease (CHD), thrombus formation, and myocardial infarction (MI). A common C-260T polymorphism in the promoter of the CD14 gene, the trans-membrane receptor of lipopolysaccharides, has been(More)
BACKGROUND Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are widely distributed environmental toxicants that contribute to numerous disease states. The main route of exposure to PCBs is through the gastrointestinal tract; however, little is known about the effects of PCBs on intestinal epithelial barrier functions. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to address(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the gross tumor volume of resectable gastric adenocarcinoma on multidetector computed tomography could predict the presence of regional lymph node metastasis and could determine N categories. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 202 consecutive patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who had undergone gastrectomy 1 week after(More)
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