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Curcumin is a major constituent of curcuma longa, a traditional medicine used to manage mental disorders effectively in China. The neuroprotective effects of curcumin have been demonstrated in our previous studies. In the present research, we confirmed this effect by showing that curcumin application promoted the viability of cultured rodent cortical(More)
PURPOSE To describe and illustrate a modified technique for using translaminar screw in the cervicothoracic junction (C7-T2). METHODS 12 patients (8 males and 4 females, average age was 52 years) underwent insertion of unilateral or bilateral translaminar screws by using our modified technique. With this modified technique, a tiny unicortical "hole" was(More)
Henrin A (1), a new ent-kaurane diterpene, was isolated from the leaves of Pteris henryi. The chemical structure was elucidated by analysis of the spectroscopic data including one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) NMR spectra, and was further confirmed by X-ray crystallographic analysis. The compound was evaluated for its biological activities(More)
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