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To determine whether Aβ40 levels in the follicular fluid (FF) of infertile women undergoing IVF demonstrate a relationship with IVF cycle parameters and outcome. FF Aβ40 levels were compared between patients achieving ongoing pregnancy and those with unsuccessful cycles. Clinical data such as ongoing pregnancy rate, implantation rate, number of oocytes(More)
BACKGROUND Human group O red blood cells have great benefit in specialized transfusion areas such as armed conflict and natural calamity. The group B antigen differs structurally from group O antigen only by the addition of one terminal alpha-linked galactose residue. In this study we aimed to remove the terminal galactose from group B red blood cell to get(More)
Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is a morphogen critically involved in development that is reexpressed in atherosclerotic lesions. It also stimulates proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Autophagy in vascular SMCs is known to promote SMC survival and increase plaque stability. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Shh induces autophagy of(More)
The effects of DNA hypomethylating drugs (azacytidine and ethionine) on induction of microspore-derived calluses and embryos were studied in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) ev. Igri. The results were as follows: (1) Yield of calluses and embryos pretreated with the different concentrations of azacytidine for 3 d was several-fold higher than that of the control.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of allicin on invasion and metastasis of human colon cancer cell line LoVo in vitro and furthermore elucidate its anticancer mechanisms. METHODS MTT assay was used to test dynamically the effect of cell growth inhibition. The inhibitory effects of allicin on movement, adhesiveness and invasiveness of LoVo cells were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive and accurate detection of human platelet antigens (HPAs) plays a significant role in diagnosis and prevention of the platelet (PLT) alloimmune syndromes and ensuring clinical safety of patients undergoing PLT transfusion. The majority of the available methods are incapable of performing high-throughput simultaneous detection of(More)
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is one of the major causative agents of viral encephalitis in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia. However, no clinical JEV strain has yet been isolated from JE patients in Chongqing, China. In this study, we report the genomic analysis of a new JEV strain, CQ11-66, isolated from a pediatric patient in Chongqing, China.(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a Th2 dominant cytokine response. Chloride channel-3 (ClC-3) plays an important role in nasal mucosal edema and inflammatory pathologic changes in AR. Antiallergic herbal agents (AHA) are antiallergic herbal products. In the previous study, we have demonstrated that AHA clearly inhibited allergic medium and relieved(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether apoptosis is one of the mechanism in the immune response of inner ear,and to detect the expression of Fas, FasL, Bcl-2 and Bax in the inner ears. METHODS Sixteen healthy, female guinea pigs were employed in the experiment. Sensitized systematically with keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), the KLH-immunized animals were(More)