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OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels in assessing myocardial protection by remifentanil precondition against myocardial injury induced by off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB). METHODS Twenty-four patients undergoing OPCAB were randomized into control and remifentanil preconditioning group (n=12). All the patients… (More)
Propofol, an intravenous anesthetic, inhibits neuronal apoptosis induced by ischemic stroke, protects the brain from ischemia/reperfusion injury and improves neuronal function. However, whether propofol is able to protect the blood brain barrier (BBB) and the underlying mechanisms have remained to be elucidated. In the present study, a rat model of cerebral… (More)
There are limited data about laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) under epidural anesthesia. This retrospective comparative study aimed to evaluate on the feasibility and advantages of LC under epidural anesthesia. In this retrospective comparative study, 100 patients (46 men and 54 women) with symptomatic cholelithiasis undergoing laparoscopic… (More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF) and its high-affinity receptor, TrkA, are one of the targets in the production of new drugs for the treatment of neuropathic pain. NGF contributes to both the initiation and maintenance of sensory abnormalities after peripheral nerve injury. This study examined the effects of IPTRK3, a new synthetic cell-penetrating peptide that… (More)
2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) has recently been demonstrated to inhibit gap junction (GJ) channels, whereas the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. Using mouse TM₄ Sertoli cell which expresses connexin43 (Cx43), we explored the effects of 2-APB and its analogues on dye-coupling through junctional channels formed by Cx43 and on expression of… (More)
BACKGROUND Activation of glial cells and the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway play an important role in the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Curcumin can alleviate the symptom of inflammatory pain by inhibiting the production and release of interleukin and tumor necrosis factor. However, whether curcumin affects… (More)
BACKGROUND Parvalbumin (PV), as a mobile endogenous calcium buffer, plays an important role in affecting temporospatial characteristics of calcium transients and in modulating calcium homeostasis. PV is expressed in neurons in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal dorsal horn and may be involved in synaptic transmission through regulating cytoplasm… (More)
A well-crystallized single-phase quinary layer transition metal oxide of NaNi1/4Co1/4Fe1/4Mn1/8Ti1/8O2 was successfully synthesized. It exhibited excellent cycle performance and high rate capability as a cathode material for sodium-ion batteries.
Cell-based therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a promising strategy for acute ischemic stroke. In vivo tracking of therapeutic stem cells with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is imperative for better understanding cellular survival and migrational dynamics over time. In this study, we develop a novel biocompatible nanocomplex (ASP-SPIONs) based… (More)
A CoS2/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanocomposite was synthesized and its sodium storage performances in ether-based electrolyte and commonly used carbonate-based electrolyte were investigated for the first time. A high capacity of 568 mA h g(-1) after 100 cycles in ether-based electrolyte can be achieved.