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OBJECTIVE We studied the relationship between systolic blood pressure and hemodynamics using impedance cardiography in elderly Han residents in order to evaluate how different hemodynamic variables are altered with normal aging and with hypertension superimposed on aging. METHODS A total of 670 subjects, aged 60-93 years, were evaluated with impedance(More)
BACKGROUND The production of neural stem cells (NSCs) derived from embryonic stem (ES) cells was usually very low according to previous studies, which was a major obstacle for meeting the needs of clinical application. This study aimed at investigating whether astrocytes could promote production of NSCs derived from ES cells in vitro. METHODS Mouse ES(More)
Chromium occurs mostly in tri- and hexavalent states in the environment. Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] compounds are extensively used in diverse industries, and trivalent chromium [Cr(III)] salts are used as micronutrients and dietary supplements. In the present work, we report that they both induce genetic mutations in yeast cells. They both also cause DNA(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke has emerged as a significant and escalating health problem for Asian populations. We compared risk factors, quality of care and risk of death or recurrent stroke in South Asian, East Asian and White patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed on consecutive patients with ischemic(More)
It has been recently shown that the type I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) contributes significantly to the survival of T lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-LBL) cells, and it was therefore suggested that IGF-IR could represent a legitimate therapeutic target in this aggressive disease. Picropodophyllin (PPP) is a potent, selective inhibitor of(More)
Toona sinensis and Moschus are two herb materials used in traditional Chinese medicine, most commonly for their various biological activities. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effect of three decoctions from Toona sinensis, Moschus, and Toona sinensis and Moschus in combination on cell growth in several normal and cancer cell lines by cell(More)
Podophyllotoxin, a kind of lignan extracted from the Podophyllum plant, has been shown to inhibit the growth of various carcinoma cells. However, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the inhibition of cell growth and changes in protein expression induced by podophyllotoxin were investigated in human cervical carcinoma HeLa cells. Our(More)
Anatomical parameter values in tree shrews are major biological characteristic indicators in laboratory animals. Body size, bones and mammilla, organ weights, coefficient intestinal canal and other anatomical data were measured and analyzed in laboratory domesticated tree shrews (7 to 9 months of age). Measurement of 31 anatomical parameters showed that(More)
UNLABELLED Objective:To explore the effect of tyrosine phosphorylation sites Tyr644 and Tyr664 in oncogenic protein NPM-ALK on cell cycle and its related mechanisms. METHODS Transiently transfected 293T cells and stably transfected Jurkat cells were used for analysis of cell cycle and protein after the transfection with the constructed recombinant plasmid(More)