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N-stearoyltyrosine (NsTyr), a synthesized anandamide (AEA) analogue, was evaluated for the first time in the present study for the neuroprotective effect in gerbils subjected to transient global cerebral ischemia reperfusion (IR). The extent of ischemia injury was assessed behaviorally by measuring neurological functions, passive avoidance test and Morris(More)
The molecular chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) and the co-chaperone/ubiquitin ligase carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) control the turnover of client proteins. How this system decides to stabilize or degrade the client proteins under particular physiological or pathological conditions is unclear. We report here a novel client(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration and loss of cognitive and memory functions. Although the exact causes of AD are still unclear, evidence suggests that atherosclerosis, redox stress, inflammation, neurotransmitter dysregulation, and impaired brain energy metabolism may all be(More)
To investigate the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the increased permeability of vascular endothelial cells after Hantaan virus (HTNV) infection in humans, the concentration of VEGF in serum from HTNV infected patients was quantified with sandwich ELISA. Generally, the level of serum VEGF in patients was elevated to 607.0 (542.2-671.9)(More)
The physiological function of Sentrin/SUMO-specific proteases (SENPs) remains largely unexplored, and little is known about the regulation of SENPs themselves. Here, we show that a modest increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulates SENP3 stability and localization. We found that SENP3 is continuously degraded through the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze regulatory microRNA(s) leading to increased TLR2 expression in livers of high-fat-diet induced metabolic syndrome (HFD-MetS) in rats with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS TLRs, inflammatory cytokines, candidate miRNAs targeting key TLR and its cellular localization were determined in liver. The miR-144 targeting TLR2 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to find regulatory microRNA(s) responsible for down-regulated insulin receptor (InsR) in the liver of HFD-MetS E3 rats with insulin resistance. METHODS Firstly, hepatic insulin resistance in HFD-MetS E3 rats was evaluated by RT-qPCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry and PAS staining. Secondly, the candidate miRNAs targeting(More)
BACKGROUND Soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., is a well documented paleopolyploid. What remains relatively under characterized is the level of sequence identity in retained homeologous regions of the genome. Recently, the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and United States Department of Agriculture jointly announced the sequencing of the soybean(More)
A reliable animal model of facial nerve (FN) injury forms the basis for effective scientific studies of injury and repair of the FN. Currently, rodents are the most widely used animal model for such studies, most of which adopt a postauricular incision approach. However, it is difficult to carry out the procedure on perinatal rodents owing to(More)
Although arsenic trioxide (As 2 O 3) induces apoptosis in a relatively wide spectrum of tumors, the sensitivity of different cell types to this treatment varies to a great extent. Because reactive oxygen species (ROS) are critically involved in As 2 O 3-induced apoptosis, we attempted to explore the possibility that elevating the cellular ROS level might be(More)