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Terminalia chebula Retz. has been used in India for a long time to treat many diseases, and its extract was reported to have antidiabetic activity in vivo. In this study, T. chebula methanolic extract (TCE) containing 2.7 % chebulic acid was evaluated for its preventive effects against the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and endothelial(More)
PURPOSE Oxidative damage is one of the major factors associated with the formation of age-related cataract and with senescence of various cell types. Although the effects of oxidative stress are complex, we focused on whether oxidative damage affects control of the cell cycle in lens epithelial cells. METHODS BrdU labeling and FACS analysis were used to(More)
The importance of expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in keratinocyte migration is well established, but its role remains unclear. Here we investigated the function of MMP-14 in TGF-beta1-induced keratinocyte migration. TGF-beta1 stimulated cell migration and the expression of MMP-2, -9 in HaCaT human keratinocyte cells. When we lowered MMP-14 mRNA(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) regulates a wide range of physiological and pathological cellular processes, including cell migration, mesenchymal transition, extracellular matrix synthesis, and cell death. Cas (Crk-associated substrate, 130 kDa), an adaptor protein localized at focal adhesions and stress fibers, is also known to have important(More)
Monitoring system for people like elderly live alone performs very important function in the event of an emergency. In this paper, we propose an implementation of real-time an emergency alarm system, which is based on the motion tracking. The proposed system in this paper is consisted of a real-time motion tracking based on vision using camera. An emergency(More)
The proliferation, migration and transdifferentiation of the remaining lens epithelial cells (LECs) after cataract surgery are a major cause of posterior capsular opacification (PCO). It has previously been reported that salmosin, a novel disintegrin, significantly inhibits solid tumor growth in mice by perturbation of tumor-specific angiogenesis via(More)
An after-cataract is caused by the proliferation of residual cells over the equator of the lens. These cells subsequently migrate to the posterior lens capsule, where they undergo aberrant differentiation into fiber-like cells or transdifferentiation into fibroblast-like cells. To study the precise molecular mechanisms of transdifferentiation, an attempt(More)
Although a number of natural materials have been used as hemostatic agents, many substances do not act quickly enough. Here, we created a novel dressings using collagen and chitosan with recombinant batroxobin (r-Bat) to promote faster and more effective hemostasis. We hypothesized that r-Bat would promote synergetic blood coagulation because it contains a(More)
Many types of hemostatic agents have been studied for the effective control of bleeding. In this study, a powdery medical adhesive composed of aldehyded dextran and ε-poly (L-lysine) was used with the recombinant batroxobin. Batroxobin is a venomous component from the snake Bothrops atrox moojeni and catalyzes fibrinogen conversion to form soluble fibrin(More)