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Two new tirucallane triterpenoids, 2 α-ethoxy-2,3-secotirucalla-2,29-epoxy-7-ene-23-oxo-3-oic acid (1) and (23E)-2 α-hydroxytirucalla-7,23,25-triene-3-one (2), along with the known 2,3-secotirucalla-2,3;2,29-diepoxy-7-ene-3,23-dione (3), were isolated from the leaves and twigs of Aphanamixis grandifolia. Their structures were elucidated by extensive NMR and(More)
Epidemiological literatures show an association between air pollution and ischemic stroke, and effective pollutants may include SO(2), NO(x), O(3), CO, and particulates. However, existing experimental studies lack evidence as to the presence of effects for SO(2), which has been the focus in developing countries with increasing use of coal as the main(More)
Previous studies in nonhuman primates revealed a striking positive correlation between liver cholesteryl ester (CE) secretion rate and the development of coronary artery atherosclerosis. CE incorporated into hepatic VLDL is necessarily synthesized by ACAT2, the cholesterol-esterifying enzyme in hepatocytes. We tested the hypothesis that the level of ACAT2(More)
Neuropeptides serve as the most important regulatory signals in insects. Many neuropeptides and their precursors have been identified in terms of the contig sequences of whole genome information of the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria), which exhibits a typical phenotypic plasticity in morphology, behavior and physiology. However, functions of these(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to investigate the variations of β-endorphin (β-EP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) mice as well as the regulatory mechanism of prednison. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control group, model(More)
CD105, a receptor for TGF-b1 and-b-3 modulates TGF-b signaling by interacting with TGF-bRI and/or II. It is now emerging as a prime vascular target of antiangiogenetic cancer therapy. In the present study, we investigate the efficacy of CD105 in colorectal cancer models. We found decreases in tumor size and in the number of metastatic foci to lung in a(More)
Neovascularization provides the route for nutrient supply to the tumor and the conduit for tumor cells to be shed into the circulation. CD31 is a pan-endothelial cell marker and CD105 is an active endothelial cell marker, but whether there is a link between CD105 expression and metastasis in Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) still remains unclear. A tissue(More)
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