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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Recent studies showed that inappropriate expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is strongly associated with tumor-related processes in humans (2-9,11-17). OBJECTIVE To understand the changes of miRNAs in endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS With real-time RT-PCR, we investigated the miR-143 and miR-145 expression in eutopic (EU, n=2) and ectopic(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 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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the status of mothers' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) and its related factors and provide evidences for further effective implementation on childhood immunization in Guizhou Province. METHODS This study was a cross-sectional study, in which 591 mothers of children under 2 years were surveyed with structured questionnaires(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)
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)
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)