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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation and deposition of plaques of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in the brain. Growing epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) exerts neuroprotection against AD. However, the underlying mechanisms of the action remain unclear. Since Aβ clearance plays a(More)
BACKGROUND As a regulator of the penultimate step in the coagulation cascade, thrombin represents a principal target of direct and specific anticoagulants. OBJECTIVE A potent thrombin inhibitor complexed with a colloidal nanoparticle was devised as a first-in-class anticoagulant with prolonged and highly localized therapeutic impact conferred by its(More)
Colorectal cancer represents the fourth commonest malignancy, and constitutes a major cause of significant morbidity and mortality among other diseases. However, the chemical therapy is still under development. Angiogenesis plays an important role in colon cancer development. We developed HMQ18–22 (a novel analog of taspine) with the aim to target(More)
A monoclonal IgG isolated from a patient with multiple myeloma has been shown to bind to exosite II of thrombin, prolong both the thrombin time and the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) when added to normal plasma, and alter the kinetics of hydrolysis of synthetic peptide substrates. Although the IgG does not affect cleavage of fibrinogen by(More)
BACKGROUND We found a high incidence of thrombotic deaths in COX-1(+/-)COX-2(-/-) mice and sought to define the mechanism of these events. The cyclooxygenase products thromboxane A(2) and prostacyclin are important in the regulation of coagulation but their role in fibrinolysis is largely unexplored. PAI-1 blocks fibrinolysis by inhibiting plasminogen(More)
AIM To study the differences of the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of two enantiomers of nicardipine in the rabbit. METHODS Biological samples were diluted by 1 mol.L-1 NaOH solution and extracted with n-hexane--ethyl acetate (1:1). The concentrations of S-nicardipine and R-nicardipine in samples were determined by coupled achiral C18 column(More)
Cell membrane chromatography (CMC) was first established by He et al. in 1996. A bioaffinity chromatography technique, CMC has since proven to be an important method for studying drug-receptor interactions and screening active compounds from medicinal herbs. This paper briefly reviews the characteristics of the cell membrane stationary phase (CMSP), the CMC(More)
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