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OBJECTIVE What underlies the protection of estrogen against spinal cord injury remains largely unclear. Here, we investigated the expression pattern of a new estrogen receptor, G-protein coupled estrogen receptor 1 in the spinal cord and its role in estrogenic protection against spinal cord injury. DESIGN AND SETTINGS Department of Neurosurgery and Key(More)
Excessive oxidative stress poses significant damage to yeast cells during fermentation process, and finally affects fermentation efficiency and the quality of products. In this paper, global transcription machinery engineering was employed to elicit Saccharomyces cerevisiae phenotypes of higher tolerance against oxidative stress caused by H2O2. Two strains(More)
Esophageal cancer and gastric cancer have shared risk factors and inherited susceptibility. Recent genome-wide association studies have identified multiple genetic loci associated with gastric cancer risk, which may also involve in the development of esophageal cancer. Herein, we evaluated the relationship of gastric cancer risk-related variants at 1q22,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of ginsenoside metabolite compound K (CK) on adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) rats and the partial mechanisms focused on the function of immunocyte (B cell and macrophage) and effectors' cell (fibroblast-like synoviocyte, FLS). METHODS Animals were divided randomly into nine groups including control, AA, CK (5, 10, 20,(More)
Chronic inflammatory disorders are thought to arise due to an interplay between predisposing host genetics and environmental factors. For example, the onset of inflammatory bowel disease is associated with enteric proteobacterial infection, yet the mechanistic basis for this association is unclear. We have shown previously that genetic defiency in TLR1(More)
To investigate the role of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling mediated by B cell-activating factor belonging to the TNF family (BAFF) involved in anti-apoptosis of B lymphocytes in rats with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and the regulation of epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Sprague-Dawley rats were immunized to induce CIA. CIA rats were randomly separated into(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by inflammation of the synovium, which leads to the progressive destruction of cartilage and bone. Adrenoreceptor (AR) signaling may play an important role in modulating dendritic cell (DC), which may be involved in the pathogenesis of RA. We examined the effect of the β-AR agonist isoprenaline (ISO) on DC(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) may result in severe dysfunction of motor neurons. G-protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) expression in the motor neurons of the ventral horn of the spinal cord mediates neuroprotection through estrogen signaling. The present study explored the antiapoptotic effect of estrogen, mediated by GPR30 following SCI, and the mechanisms(More)
To identify microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) with potential roles in lung fibrogenesis, we performed genome-wide profiling of miRNA expression in lung tissues from a silica-induced mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis using microarrays. Seventeen miRNAs were selected for validation via qRT-PCR based on the fold changes between the silica and the control group. The(More)