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Strategies to improve pulmonary endothelial barrier function are needed to reverse the devastating effects of vascular leak in acute respiratory distress syndrome. FTY720 is a pharmaceutical analogue of the potent barrier-enhancing phospholipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P). FTY720 decreases vascular permeability by an incompletely characterised mechanism(More)
Steroid hormones are important physiological regulators in the body. Steroid hormones are mainly synthesized in the adrenal and gonads. Their synthesis is stimulated by pituitary hormones through cAMP as an intracellular mediator. The first and rate-limiting step for steroid biosynthesis is catalyzed by CYP11A1. Important regulatory elements for the control(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 stimulation-related gene 1 (HSRG1) protein expression is induced in HSV-1 infected cells. We found that HSRG1 interacts with SV40 large T antigen (LT) in yeast two-hybrid assay and bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assay. This interaction alters LT's regulation of the SV40 promoter and its ability to influence the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical effects of rosuvastatin on blood lipid levels, hemorheological profiles, vascular endothelial function, pentraxin 3 (PTX-3) level, the number of granule membrane glycoprotein (GMP-140) molecules and platelet aggregation rate in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary(More)
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