Mingxiu Chang

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Ischemia impairs brain function and networks, in which the vulnerability of GABAergic neurons causes neural excitotoxicity and nerve cell death. Acupuncture presumably improves the outcome of stroke patients; however, cellular mechanisms underlying this improvement remain to be elusive. We have investigated whether electrical stimuli to acupoint Baihui(More)
To reveal the association between DNMT1 polymorphisms and congenital heart disease (CHD) in child patients, a total of 224 CHD child patients as well as 199 healthy individuals were enrolled in the present study. The DNA was extracted from whole blood, and four SNPs including rs16999593, rs2228612, rs2288349 and rs10420321 were selected for the gene(More)
The nuclear factor of activated T lymphocytes (NFATC1) signaling has been demonstrated to play important roles in cardiac valve and septal development. Genetic variants in genes involved in NFATC1 signaling may affect their expression and promote the formation of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this study was to investigate the associations of(More)
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