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AIM To explore the underlying mechanism of tau hyperphosphorylation in an Alzheimeros-affected brain and the possible arresting strategies. METHODS MTT(3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide), crystal violet assay, phase-contrast, dead end colorimetric apoptosis detection system (TUNEL) and electron microscopy were used to detect(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the modulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) upon the neuronal differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) through targeting RE-1 Silencing Factor (REST), a mature neuronal gene suppressor in neuronal and un-neuronal cells. METHODS Rat bone marrow derived-MSCs were induced into neuron-like cells (MSC-NCs) by DMSO and BHA in vitro.(More)
To explore the etiologic factors and treatments of iatrogenic ureteral and bladder injury during obstetric and gynecologic operations. Forty-one patients who underwent traditional obstetric and gynecologic operations were found with iatrogenic ureteral and bladder injury, and recruited into our study. The etiologic factors and treatment for iatrogenic(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increasing interest in generating retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells from stem cells for therapy against degenerative eye diseases. Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) can be induced to express retinal neuron-specific markers when co-cultured with retinal neurons, however, whether hBMSCs can differentiate into RPE-like cells(More)
Autologous venous grafts, used to circumvent occluded coronary arteries during coronary artery bypass, often develop thrombosis and neointimal hyperplasia. During neointimal hyperplasia, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), exposed to substantially higher pressure and hemodynamic forces, proliferate and extracellular matrix accumulate causing narrowing of(More)
Small-diameter (<4 mm) vascular constructs are urgently needed for patients requiring replacement of their peripheral vessels. However, successful development of constructs remains a significant challenge. In this study, we successfully developed small-diameter vascular constructs with high patency using our integrally designed computer-controlled(More)
The expression of BECLIN1 is significantly reduced in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared with non‑cancerous tissue. However, the role of BECLIN1 in lung cancer is unclear. Using the RNA interference (RNAi) technique the present study investigated the effect of the knockdown of BECLIN1 on the cell growth and proliferation of the A549 human lung(More)
Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase β (LPAATβ) may be critically involved in osteosarcoma cell proliferation. However, the comprehensive mechanisms responsible for regulation of LPAATβ in osteosarcoma cells remain unclear. This study found that enhanced LPAATβ expression was correlated with osteosarcoma cell proliferation. MiR-24, targeted to LPAATβ, was(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of Astragalus membranaceus efficacy enhancing and toxicity reducing on chemotherapy in patients of malignant tumor. METHODS One hundred and twenty tumor patients were randomly divided into the treated group and the control group. Both groups were treated with chemotherapy, but to the treated group, Astragalus injection was(More)
Cell differentiation involves widespread epigenetic reprogramming, including modulation of DNA methylation patterns. The differentiation potential differences in DNA methylation patterns might function in pluripotency restriction, while tissue-specific differences might work in lineage restriction. To investigate the effects of neuronal induction on(More)