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OBJECTIVES We studied the association between mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) Glu504Lys (rs671 or ALDH2*2) polymorphism and coronary artery disease (CAD), and sought to clarify the mechanisms underlying this association. METHODS The ALDH2 rs671 polymorphism was genotyped in 417 CAD patients and 448 age- and gender-matched controls. All(More)
Arachidonic acid (AA) and its metabolic products are important second messengers which exert many biological actions, including modulation of various ion channels. However, the blockage of muscle Na(+) channel isoforms by AA has not been examined in detail. Here, we investigated the modulating effects of AA on muscle rNa(V)1.4 isoforms expressed in human(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare but lethal malignancy arising from the biliary tract epithelium. It has a poor prognosis largely due to the difficulties of early diagnosis and the lack of effective therapies. It is thus imperative to develop new and effective treatments for CCA, which depends heavily on the mechanistic understanding of the disease.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether the neuropeptide calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) contributes to nitroglycerin (GTN) response in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and the association with the mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) Glu504Lys (ALDH2*2) polymorphism. METHODS This is a 2-period,(More)
The present study reports the clinical data of two patients with renal pelvis carcinoma and one patient with renal carcinoma who developed port-site metastasis following retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery. The current study aimed to identify the cause and prognosis of the occurrence of port-site metastasis subsequent to laparoscopic radical resection of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explain the Numb anti-cancer effects in the prostatic cancer. METHODS Collecting the 20 prostatic cancer patients and analyzing the correlation between Numb and Glease score. Transfection Numb into DU-145 and PC-3 cells, measuring the proliferation rate of difference groups by MTT assay, evaluating the cell apoptosis and(More)
AIMS We previously reported that minocycline attenuates acute brain injury and inflammation after focal cerebral ischemia, and this is partly mediated by inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) expression. Here, we determined the protective effect of minocycline on chronic ischemic brain injury and its relation with the inhibition of 5-LOX expression after(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether functional polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase μ type 1 (GSTM1) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) affect the isosorbide 5-mononitrate (IS-5-MN) response, and the role of the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in IS-5-MN response in healthy volunteers. METHODS A two-phase, placebo-controlled study was carried(More)