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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)
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)
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)
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)
Under natural conditions, some embryos cannot implant successfully because of the dysfunction of receptive endometrium (RE). Thus, it is imperative for us to study the molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of the RE from pre-receptive endometrium (PE). In this study, the endometrium from gestational day 5 (D5, PE) and gestational day 15 (D15, RE)(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)
In this study, an RT-qPCR analysis showed that the expression levels of miR-449a in the pre-receptive endometrium were lower compared to the receptive endometrium, which is consistent with previous sequencing data (previous investigations). To detect the role of miR-449a in endometrial receptivity, we transfected caprine endometrial stromal cells (ESCs)(More)
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