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OBJECTIVE To investigate the protective effect and the mechanism of baicalein (Bai) in rats with renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (RIRI). METHODS Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: sham, IR, and IR+Bai. Bai was administered by tail vein injection (30 mg/kg) 30 min before reperfusion in the IR+Bai group. The IR group and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies in animal models have shown that statins can protect against renal failure independent of their lipid-lowering actions, and there is also an association between statin use and improved renal function after suprarenal aortic clamping. We investigated the hypothesis that post-ischemic acute renal failure could be ameliorated with(More)
The kinetics of water filling narrow single-walled carbon nanotubes was studied using molecular dynamics simulations. The time required to fully fill a nanotube was linear with respect to the tube length. We observed that water molecules could enter into nanotubes of different lengths, either from one end or from both ends. The probability of having a(More)
Most investigations of the representation and processing of speech sounds focus on their segmental representations, and considerably less is known about the representation of suprasegmental phenomena (e.g., Mandarin tones). Here we examine the mismatch negativity (MMN) response to the contrast between Mandarin Tone 3 (T3) and other tones using a passive(More)
Defects are common in fabricated nanochannels. In this paper, water permeation across a single-walled carbon nanotube with defects was studied using molecular dynamics simulations. It is found that the impact on water permeation is negligible when the density of the defects is small, while a significant reduction in water permeation is observed when the(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate the effect of Atorvastatin (ATO) and Rosuvastatin (ROS) on blood lipid, high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), albumin (ALB), prealbumin (PA), and transferring (TF) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. METHODS Eighty MHD patients were enrolled and divided into two groups: ROS and ATO. Patients in Group ROS(More)
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