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An 8-week feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) on growth performance, gut morphology, and NH(3) stress tolerance of Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Juvenile Pacific white shrimp (1080 individuals with initial weight of 2.52 ± 0.01 g) were fed either control diet without MOS or one of five(More)
Limb remote ischemic postconditioning (LRIP) can ameliorate cerebral ischemia–reperfusion injury (IRI), while the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) is an important transcription factor during cerebral ischemia damage. However, whether the neuroprotective effect of LRIP could be associated with HIF-1α is somewhat(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome system facilitates the degradation of damaged proteins and regulators of growth and stress response. Alterations in this proteolytic system are associated with a variety of human pathologies. By restriction fragment differential display polymerase chain reaction (RFDD-PCR) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease which is associated with numerous serious health complications such as diabetic retinopathy, and is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults at the age of 20-74 years old. The aim of the study was to establish and optimize a two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-DE) technique for(More)
Cerebral ischemia is a primary cause of human death and long-term disability. Previous studies have suggested that remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) is a potential useful tool for cerebral ischemic treatment. However, the protective mechanism of RIPC is not very clear. This study verified the hypothesis that, in remote post-conditioning of cerebral(More)
Three-dimensional point cloud registration is important in reverse engineering. In this paper, we propose a registration method for large-scale 3D point clouds, which is based on neighborhood constraints of geometrical features. The method consists of initial and exact registration steps.In the process of initial registration, we define a new functon that(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary riboflavin on antioxidant defense in the juvenile grouper Epinephelus coioides. Graded levels of riboflavin (0.9, 1.6, 4.4, 6.7, 12.9 and 19.4 mg kg(-1) dry diet) were fed to grouper juveniles (mean weight: 14.90 +/- 0.46 g) for 12 weeks. Higher levels of liver thiobarbituric acid reactive(More)
This experiment investigated the optimal time required for cryopreserved human oocytes to reform their spindles upon re-warming. Metaphase II oocytes were cryopreserved with a slow freezing method. Oocytes from each patient were randomly allocated into one of the 3 groups with different culture periods: 1, 3, or 5 hours, respectively, after thawing. Tubulin(More)
Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) has been proven to be a promising protective method for brain damage caused by transient focal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the underlying mechanism of RIPC remains elusive. To address whether RIPC protects against brain damage by regulating TLR4 and the NF-κB pathway, focal I/R rat (SD) model induced(More)