Ming-hui Cao

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of preemptive epidural analgesia combined with postoperative epidural analgesia, postoperative epidural analgesia alone and intravenous analgesia for postoperative pain relief and their effects on plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentration following radical surgery for gastric carcinoma. METHODS Sixty-six patients with(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)
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.
AIM This study was aimed at assessing the role of extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK) in mechanical allodynia resulting from lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and exploring the osthole's anti-nociceptive effect on ERK activation. METHODS Radicular pain was generated by applying nucleus pulposus (NP) to the L5 dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Allodynia was(More)