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OBJECTIVE High altitude illness can be life-threatening if left untreated. Acute mountain sickness and high altitude pulmonary hypertension are two syndromes of high altitude illness. Recent clinical studies showed the beneficial effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors on the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. In this report, we performed a(More)
Increasing evidence has shown that miRNAs play important roles in endometrium development during the menstrual cycle in humans and many other animals. Our previous data indicated that miR-182 levels increase 15.55-fold and pleiotrophin (PTN) levels decrease 20.97-fold in the receptive endometrium (RE, D15) compared with the pre-receptive endometrium (PE,(More)
Embryo attachment, a precondition of ruminant pregnancy, has been recognized to be related to apoptosis in endometrial epithelial cells (EECs). In ruminants, interferon tau (IFNT) is secreted by trophoblast of conceptus and works in a concentration-dependent style. To verify the function of IFNT in caprine embryo attachment, caprine EECs were dealt with(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the only hereditary substance besides nucleus, which is composed of a code region and a non-code D-loop region. The aim of this study is to investigate the hypervariable region II (HVRII) mutation of mtDNA in peripheral blood leucocyte, pericancerous tissues and cancer tissues of lung squamous cell carcinoma patients,(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the key pathogenic mechanism of cerebral injury induced by high-altitude hypoxia. Some Chinese herbal monomers may exert anti-hypoxic effects through enhancing the efficiency of oxidative phosphorylation. In this study, effects of 10 kinds of Chinese herbal monomers on mitochondrial respiration and membrane potential of cerebral(More)
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