Huaiqin Zhang

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Scutellarin (SCU) is the major active component of breviscapine and has been reported to be capable of decreasing myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether SCU treatment attenuates isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis and the mechanisms of its action. Rats were injected subcutaneously with isoprenaline (Iso) to induce(More)
Cardiac-specific deletion of the receptor IA of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) (ALK3) by Cre recombinase driven under the α-MHC promoter is lethal in mid-gestation with defects in the interventricular septum [ventricular septum defect (VSD)]. Analysis of expression of the ALK3 downstream genes is important to identify the signaling pathway for(More)
Mechanical roughening reportedly had a weakening effect on bond strength. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an alternative surface roughening method, namely oxygen plasma treatment, on the tensile bond strength between denture base resin and soft liner. The soft liner used in this study was Soft Reverse, whilst the denture(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrosis results in excessive buildup of extracellular matrix proteins along with abnormalities in structure and is partly derived by a process involving transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) called endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT). We investigated whether the aldosterone receptor-blocker spironolactone could abrogate TGF-β-induced(More)
Creating an alkaline environment prior to 10-methacryloyloxydecyldihydrogenphosphate (MDP) conditioning improves the resin bonding of zirconia. The present study evaluated the effects of four alkaline coatings with different water solubilities and pH values on resin bonding of MDP-conditioned zirconia. Two alkaline nanoparticle coatings were studied in(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that the concentration of 10-methacryloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP) in zirconia primers has no effect on the chemical bonding efficacy of methacrylate resins to yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Shear bond strength testing was performed to evaluate the efficacy of experimental primers(More)
particles including electronically excited electrons, ionic and free radical species, and photons in the short-wave ultraviolet (UV) range [10]. Plasma treatment is a gentle method to change the characteristics of the topmost layer of polymers. Plasma irradiation does not cause environmental pollution and is a useful method to increase adhesive strength(More)
  • Ying Chen, Zhicen Lu, +4 authors Franklin R Tay
  • Dental materials : official publication of the…
  • 2017
OBJECTIVES To examine whether solvents and changing the molecular structure of 10-Methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (10-MDP) affect its chemical affinity to Yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP). METHODS The present work investigated the chemical affinity between Y-TZP and 10-MDP dissolved in different solvents(More)
The present work examined the effects of dipentaerythritol penta-acrylate phosphate (PENTA) as an alternative phosphate ester monomer for bonding of methacrylate-based resins to yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP) and further investigated the potential bonding mechanism involved. Shear bond strength testing was performed to evaluate(More)
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