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Juglone is a natural compound which has been isolated from Juglans mandshurica Maxim. Recent studies have shown that juglone had various pharmacological effects such as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. However, its anti-cancer activity on human prostate cancer LNCaP cell has not been examined. Thus, the current study was designed to elucidate the(More)
SALL4 plays important roles in the development and progression of many cancers. However, the role and molecular mechanism of SALL4 in endometrial cancer remain elusive. In the present research, we have demonstrated that the expression of SALL4 was upregulated in endometrial cancer and correlated positively with tumor stage, metastases and poor survival of(More)
An ETS family member, ETS Related Gene (ERG) is involved in the Ewing family of tumors as well as leukemias. Rearrangement of the ERG gene with the TMPRSS2 gene has been identified in the majority of prostate cancer patients. Additionally, overexpression of ERG is associated with unfavorable prognosis in prostate cancer patients similar to leukemia(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is an efficient way to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels in humans. We investigated the effects of the inhibition of CETP activity by a CETP inhibitor, JTT-705, on the function and composition of HDL particles. METHODS AND RESULTS Japanese white rabbits were fed either normal(More)
Two ginsenoside derivatives (1, 2) along with 2 known ginsenosides (3, 4) were isolated from the acid hydrolysis products of pseudoginsenoside-F11. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses, including ID, 2D NMR and HR-ESI-MS. Among them, (12R, 20S, 24S)-20, 24; 12, 24-diepoxy-dammarane-3β, 6α-diol (1) and (20R, 24R)-dammar-20,(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of ginsenoside Rb3 on myocardial injury and heart function impairment induced by isoproterenol in rats. To induce myocardial ischemia, Sprague-Dawley rats were subcutaneously injected with isoproterenol (20mg/kg). Cardiac marker enzymes and antioxidative parameters in left ventricles were measured.(More)
We examined the histochemical characteristics of soleus muscle in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene (Ace in mice, ACE in humans) knockout mice. Serial sections of soleus muscle of wild-type (Ace+/+, n=20) and heterozygous mutant (Ace+/-, n=24) mice were stained for myosin adenosine triphosphatase activity to identify different muscle fiber types.(More)
The lack of efficient tumor progression and chemoresistance indicators leads to high mortality in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. Dysregulated miR-520g expression is involved in these processes in hepatic and colorectal cancers. In this study, we found that miR-520g expression gradually increased across normal, benign, borderline and EOC tissues.(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the protective effect of Injection of Panax quinquefolium diolsaponins (IPQDS) and its mechanism on acute myocardial infarction in rats. METHOD The acute myocardial infarct model was prepared by left anterior descending coronary occulusion for 24 hours in open chest anesthetized rats. The myocardial infarct size (MIS) was calculated.(More)
Acanthopanax senticosides B is a monomer of Acanthopanax senticosus saponins. Previous reports showed that Acanthopanax senticosus saponins exhibit antioxidant action and cardiac protection. However, whether Acanthopanax senticosides B has cardiac protection remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of Acanthopanax senticosides B on(More)