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The protective effect of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury via anti-apoptotic signaling is well established, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Recently, miRNAs have been identified as important mediators of myocardial injury by regulating apoptosis-related genes. It was found in our previous preliminary(More)
Antifreeze protein (AFP) has a unique function of reducing solution freezing temperature to protect organisms from ice damage. However, its functional mechanism is not well understood. An intriguing question concerning AFP function is how the high selectivity for ice ligand is achieved in the presence of free water of much higher concentration which likely(More)
The present study searched for replicable risk genomic regions for alcohol and nicotine co-dependence using a genome-wide association strategy. The data contained a total of 3,143 subjects including 818 European-American (EA) cases with alcohol and nicotine co-dependence, 1,396 EA controls, 449 African-American (AA) cases, and 480 AA controls. We performed(More)
The effects of intranigral iron injection on dopamine (DA) release and content in the caudate putamen (CPu) and their relationship to DA-related behavioral response were investigated in rats. Different concentrations of FeCl(3) (10, 20, and 40 microg) and saline were injected separately into the left substantia nigra. In some experiments, rats were(More)
BACKGROUND The intravenous anesthetic propofol is reported to be a cardioprotective agent against ischemic-reperfusion injury in the heart. However, the regulatory mechanism still remains unclear. METHODS In this study, we used H9c2 cell line under condition of oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) followed by reperfusion (OGD/R) to induce in vitro(More)
The hypnotic agent propofol is effective for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. However, recent studies have shown that propofol administration is related to arrhythmias. Propofol displays both pro- and anti-arrhythmic effects in a concentration-dependent manner. Data indicate that propofol can convert supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular(More)
AIM To investigate the potential of propofol in suppressing ventricular arrhythmias and to examine whether mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels are involved. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with intravenous infusion of propofol (Prop), a selective mitochondrial KATP channel inhibitor 5-hydroxydecanoate (5-HD), propofol plus 5-HD(More)
The temperature and humidity of the climate affect forest of natural rubber latex yield enormously. Peasants need to control the temperature and humidity manually based on the weather forecast after growing the trees. It costs enormous human resources. Meanwhile the diseases caused by an unsuitable temperature or humidity cannot be foreseen. Aiming at(More)
LINGO-1 is a transmembrane receptor expressed primarily in the central nervous system (CNS) and plays an important role in myelination. Recent studies have indicated that it is also involved in oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) survival and differentiation; however, the downstream signaling pathway underlying OPC development is unknown. In our previous(More)
Considerable studies have been carried out to investigate the relationship between the polymorphisms of PPARG (Pro12Ala, C161T and C1431T) and serum lipid levels, but the results were inconclusive. Hence, we conducted a meta-analysis to clarify the association. MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library databases were searched systematically. The subgroup(More)