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  • Jiye Zhang
  • 2003
To the Editors, We appreciate the readers’ interest in our paper, and we are pleased to respond to the comments point by point. First, we acknowledge that the population in our study is older than a general PICU population. Of course, the ideal cohort of study subjects would include a greater variety of ages, sizes, and disease states with both elevated and(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily and play a critical role in skeletal development, bone formation and stem cell differentiation. Disruptions in BMP signaling result in a variety of skeletal and extraskeletal anomalies. BMP9 is a poorly characterized member of the BMP family and is among the most osteogenic BMPs,(More)
Cordycepin (Cor), which is a naturally occurring nucleoside derivative isolated from Cordyceps militaris, has been shown to exert excellent antiinflammatory activity in a murine model of acute lung injury. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the antiasthmatic activity of Cor (10, 20, and 40 mg/kg) and to investigate the possible underlying molecular(More)
The Wnt signaling pathway plays an important role not only in embryonic development but also in the maintenance and differentiation of the stem cells in adulthood. In particular, Wnt signaling has been shown as an important regulatory pathway in the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Induction of the Wnt signaling pathway promotes bone(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitors and can differentiate into osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic lineages. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play important roles in stem cell proliferation and differentiation. We recently demonstrated that BMP9 is a potent but less understood osteogenic factor. We previously found that(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily and have diverse functions during development and organogenesis. BMPs play a major role in skeletal development and bone formation, and disruptions in BMP signaling cause a variety of skeletal and extraskeletal anomalies. Several knockout models have provided insight into the mechanisms(More)
In this paper, without assuming the boundedness, monotonicity and differentiability of the activation functions, we present new conditions ensuring existence, uniqueness, and global asymptotical stability of the equilibrium point of Hopfield neural network models with fixed time delays or distributed time delays. The results are applicable to both symmetric(More)
Nicotinic acid (NA) has recently been shown to inhibit inflammatory response in cardiovascular disease. Sirtuin1 (SIRT1), a NAD(+)-dependent class III histone deacetylase, participates in the regulation of cellular inflammation. We hypothesized that dietary supplementation of NA could attenuate vascular inflammation via modulation of SIRT1 pathway. New(More)