Lingjun Kong

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Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is the major active chemical component of the flower of the safflower plant, Carthamus tinctorius L. Previously, its neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury was reported by anti-oxidant action and suppression of thrombin generation. Here, we investigate the role of HSYA in cerebral I/R-mediated(More)
Previous research suggests that the effectiveness of virtual reality exposure therapy should increase as the experience becomes more immersive. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the experience of immersion are not yet well understood. To address this question, neural activity during exposure to two virtual worlds was measured by functional magnetic(More)
Psoriasis has been linked to an increased risk of several co-morbidities. However, its association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains unclear. To further characterize this relationship, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control and cross-sectional studies that compared the risk of COPD in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidences suggest that innate immunity is involved in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, but the liable innate immune receptors have not been completely elucidated. Here, we explored the role of the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)2, a member of the cytosolic NOD-like receptor family, in acute focal cerebral I/R(More)