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OBJECTIVE To seek an effective drug for treatment of human hyperplastic scar through studying the effects of curcumin on fibroblast growth and collagen synthesis. METHODS Fibroblasts derived from scar tissue and from normal epidermal tissue were isolated and cultured separately with tissue-block method, their morphology were observed under invert phase(More)
Dopamine D2 receptor is involved in reward-mediating mesocorticolimbic pathways. It plays an important role in major depressive disorder (MDD). Three gene polymorphisms Taq1A, C957T and -141C ins/del, were identified in the DRD2 gene among the Western population. These variants in the DRD2 gene might be associated with the susceptibility of MDD patients(More)
The development of high-energy weapons could increase the velocity of projectiles to well over 1000 m/s. The nature of the injuries caused by the ballistic impact of projectiles at velocities much faster than 1000 m/s is unclear. This study characterizes the mechanical and biochemical alterations caused by high-speed ballistic impact generated by spherical(More)
BACKGROUND Free radical-induced oxidative damage of the brain has been implicated in a number of psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Catalase (CAT) is a major antioxidant enzyme and a number of polymorphisms in CAT have been shown to be associated with several diseases, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus,(More)
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