Ji Rui Zhang

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We present data correlating the time courses of hydroxyl radical (.OH) production, lipid peroxidation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage following unilateral head injury in the rat. Using a controlled cortical impact device to inflict head injury, we have directly measured brain .OH levels via the salicylate trapping method, and phosphatidylcholine(More)
Phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) was directly quantified in the hippocampus, cortex and striatum from young (3 months), middle-aged (15 months) and old (20 to 24 months) gerbils by an HPLC-chemiluminescence assay. PCOOH levels in hippocampus and cortex were found between 8.05 to 8.58 pmol/mg tissue and no statistically significant difference was(More)
The levels of hydroxyl radicals and oxidized GSH have been examined as indices of oxidative stress in young (3 months), middle-aged (15 months), and old (20-24 months) gerbil brain hippocampus, cortex, and striatum. The hydroxyl radical stress was estimated by measuring the salicylate hydroxyl radical trapping products 2,5- and 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid.(More)
The relationship between iron-dependent fetal mouse spinal cord neuron injury and the generation of endogenous lipid hydroperoxides (LOOHs) has been investigated. Cultured spinal cord neurons were incubated with ferrous iron (3-200 microM). Cell viability was measured in terms of the uptake of alpha-[methyl-3H]aminoisobutyric acid ([3H]AIB). Both(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe whether chronic periodontitis (CP) and metabolic syndrome (MS) have synergistic effect on atherosclerosis. METHODS Fifty-nine patients with CP from dental clinic were enrolled in this study. According to the latest definition on MS, Twenty-six patients were diagnosed as MS by physicians. The periodontal status including plaque index,(More)
Lipid hydroperoxides generated from phosphatidylcholine (PC) by two commonly employed phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) generation methods were examined by HPLC-chemiluminescence (CL) and thermospray LC/MS assay. This HPLC-CL assay is specific for hydroperoxides. In the HPLC-CL chromatograms, a major peak eluted at 4.7 min for the samples generated(More)
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