Mingxia Chen

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the electrophysiological changes observed in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons in a simulated weightlessness rat model and to assess the mechanisms involved in these changes. METHODS The simulated weightlessness model was created by hindlimb unloading (HU). Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings,(More)
The present study investigated the effects of prenatal exposure to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic fields on the synaptic ultrastructure of hippocampal formation of rats at different postnatal development stages. Pregnant rats with gestation of 12-18 days were exposed to the magnetic fields used for MRI clinical applications. When the(More)
The increasing shortage of water resources has led to the development and adoption of aerobic rice system, which saves water input and increases water productivity by reducing water use during land preparation and limiting seepage, percolation, and evaporation. Aerobic rice also reduces labor requirement and greenhouse gaseous emission from rice field. In(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between gene expression of nutrient (amino acid, peptide, sodium and proton) transporters in the small intestine and embryonic growth in domestic pigeons (Columba livia). One hundred and twenty-five fertilized eggs were randomly assigned into five groups and were incubated under optimal(More)
We investigated the distribution of vibrios in Shenzhen coastal waters in order to obtain valuable information for the aquaculture industry and a health warning system. Quantities of vibrios from surface waters ranged from 0 to 4.40×10(4) CFUs mL(-1) in April (spring), while from 0 to 2.57×10(3) CFUs mL(-1) in September (autumn); the abundance of V.(More)
OBJECTIVE Efforts have been made by tissue engineers to create a permissive environment for neural regeneration, and to enhance the efficiency of neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation. However, to acquire sufficient number of seed cells on the material appears to be the main obstacle to constructing functional transplantable NSC-biomaterial complexes. A(More)
Long-term, high dosage protamine zinc insulin (PZI) treatments produce adverse reactions. The trace element selenium (Se) is a candidate for the prevention of diabetes due to anti-oxidative stress activity and the regulation of glycometabolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anti-diabetic effects of a combination of PZI and Se on type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Viral myocardial disease (VMD) is a common disease inducing heart failure. It has not been clear the roles of mitochondrial damage in the pathological changes of cardiomyocytes in VMD. METHODS Myocardial tissues and lymphocytes were collected from 83 VMD patients. Control groups included 12 cases of healthy accidental death with myocardial(More)
Interval graphs play important roles in analysis of DNA chains in Benzer [S. Benzer, On the topology of the genetic fine structure, and other related areas. In this paper, we study a new combinatorial optimization problem, named the minimum clique partition problem with constrained bounds, in weighted interval graphs. For a weighted interval graph G and a(More)