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Spores of the myxozoan parasite Myxobolus turpisrotundus Zhang 2009 were observed for the first time bearing caudal appendages. Most spores had the typical Myxobolus spp. morphology, but approximately 10% of spores possessed a spore body that was slightly elongated with a short tail projecting from the spore valve. In other spores, the tail was much more(More)
Alcoholism is a progressive disorder that involves the amygdala. Mice lacking protein kinase C epsilon (PKCepsilon) show reduced ethanol consumption, sensitivity and reward. We therefore investigated whether PKCepsilon signaling in the amygdala is involved in ethanol consumption. Local knockdown of PKCepsilon in the amygdala reduced ethanol consumption and(More)
Thelohanellus kitauei Egusa et Nakajima, 1981, was described from common carp Cyprinus carpio L. in Japan. In China, a myxosporean infecting the intestinal tissue of the same host species was described as Thelohanellus xinyangensis Xie, Gong, Xiao, Guo, Li et Guo, 2000, despite many similarities to T. kitauei. To examine the potential conspecificity of(More)
The green tea constituent, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has chemopreventive and anticancer effects. This is partially because of the selective ability of EGCG to induce apoptosis and death in cancer cells without affecting normal cells. In the present study, the activity of EGCG against the myeloma cell line, KM3, was examined. Our results(More)
Interactions between parasitic cuckoos and their songbird hosts form a classical reciprocal "arms race," and are an excellent model for understanding the process of coevolution. Changes in host egg coloration via the evolution of interclutch variation in egg color or intraclutch consistency in egg color are hypothesized counter adaptations that facilitate(More)
Rhein is an important component in traditional Chinese herbal medicine formulations for gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effects of rhein in inflammation models in the transgenic zebrafish line TG (corolla eGFP), in which both macrophages and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of serum cholinesterase (S-ChE) levels in judgment of severity and prognosis in patients with severe pneumonia. METHODS The clinical data of patients with severe pneumonia, who were admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, or the Department of Neurology(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if recombinant Trichinella spiralis-53 000 protein (rTsP53) could alleviate liver damage caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) via M2 macrophage activation. METHODS Sixty male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into LPS group, LPS + phosphate buffer saline (PBS) group and rTsP53 intervention group by random number table, with 20 mice in(More)
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