Nalei Zhou

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BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is a common and serious disorder. A search of the literature reveals no comprehensive quantitative assessment of the association between insulin use and incidence of diabetic macular edema. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of observational studies to evaluate the effect of insulin use on the risk of developing macular(More)
Therapeutic effects of combined treatment with a Chinese medicine prescription, Ren-shen-yang-rong-tang (Japanese name: Ninjin-youei-to, NYT) and suboptimal doses of prednisolone (PSL) on pathological findings of autoimmune-prone MRL/lpr mice were examined. Six-week-old MRL/lpr mice were treated orally with 1000 mg/kg of NYT, 0.5 or 2 mg/kg of PSL, 1000(More)
MRL/Mp-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice were treated with a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Ren-shen-yang-rong-tang (Japanese name: Ninjin-youei-to, NYT) intraperitoneally (i.p.) every 3 days or per os (p.o.) 6 times/week from before the onset of autoimmune disease (6 weeks of age). Fifty percent survival time was found in placebo-controlled male and female mice(More)
Two experiments were conducted to study the effects of dietary manganese levels on growth performance, nutrients digestibility, and N balance of minks during growing period. In experiment 1, 75 healthy male minks (60 days old) were selected and randomly divided into five groups with different types of diet. The diet was supplemented with 0 (control), 50,(More)
MRL/lpr and BXSB mice were treated weekly or biweekly with cholera toxin (CT) in intravenous dose of 2 micrograms/mouse. CT treatment notably alleviated proteinuria in MRL/lpr mice, but did not influence the course of lupus nephritis in BXSB male mice. Flow cytometric analysis showed that anomalous B220+ T cells in spleen and thymus were reduced in(More)
Bacterial infections increased greatly in cancer patients who accepted cytotoxic chemotherapeutics. VCS parameters of neutrophils were reported to be an indicator for acute bacterial infection accompanied by increased WBC counts. Here we explored the possibility of VCS parameters of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes in indicating the local bacterial(More)
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