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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is increasing interest in studying the role of tau hyperphosphorylation associated with memory impairment. We examined the involvement of tau hyperphosphorylation in memory impairment after hypothermia following isoflurane anaesthesia in rats. METHODS Adult rats were randomly divided into three groups: the control group(More)
Recently it was demonstrated that the exposure of the developing brain during the period of synaptogenesis to drugs that block NMDA glutamate receptors can trigger widespread apoptotic neurodegeneration. Sevoflurane is a new inhalation anesthetic agent commonly used in the clinic. Here we address whether sevoflurane could induce neurotoxicity in the(More)
Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by allergen-induced airway inflammation and orchestrated by Th2 cells. Interleukin-12, a Th1-promoting cytokine, is capable of inhibit the Th2-driven allergen-induced airway changes and therefore considered as an attractive molecule to treat asthma. Recent epidemiological and clinical studies suggest a possible(More)
Mitochondrial permeability transition pore plays an important role in the processes of cell apoptosis and necrosis. The peripheral benzodiazepine receptor, a mitochondria outer-membrane protein, is involved in the regulation of mitochondrial permeability transition. In the present study, we test if PK11195, a peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligand, can(More)
Penehyclidine hydrochloride can promote microcirculation and reduce vascular permeability. However, the role of penehyclidine hydrochloride in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury remains unclear. In this study, in vivo middle cerebral artery occlusion models were established in experimental rats, and penehyclidine hydrochloride pretreatment was given via(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cardioprotective effects of morphine on ischemic reperfused rat heart in vitro and its mechanism. METHODS The isolated rat heart was perfused in a Langendorff apparatus. Infarct myocardium was determined by TTC. Coronary flow (CF), heart rate (HR), left ventricular pressure (LVP), the first derivative of ventricular pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We sought to test whether a transient myocardial ischaemia can induce impairment of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) and whether sevoflurane preconditioning can provide robust protective effects on this neurological impairment. METHODS Wistar rats were subjected to a transient coronary artery occlusion for 30 min.(More)
Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is a common disease that can cause a loss of visual acuity in the elderly. We treated ION patients with stellate ganglion block (SGB) and investigated its effects on picture visual evoked potential (P-VEP) and blood flow in the ophthalmic artery (OA) and internal carotid artery (ICA). Twelve ischemic eyes in 12 patients(More)
To investigate the role of microRNA-126-5p (miR-126-5p) in acute lung injury induced by bronchial instillation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and to explore the potential target(s) of miR-126-5p in acute lung injury. In the mice with LPS-induced acute lung injury, the level of miR-126-5p in the pulmonary tissues was decreased by 41 % whilst pulmonary vascular(More)
Ketamine is a broadly used anaesthetic for analgosedation. Accumulating clinical evidence shows that ketamine causes pulmonary edema with unknown mechanisms. We measured the effects of ketamine on alveolar fluid clearance in human lung lobes ex vivo. Our results showed that intratracheal instillation of ketamine markedly decreased the reabsorption of 5%(More)