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BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred treatment for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Although coronary flow is restored after PPCI, impaired myocardial perfusion (known as no-reflow) related to poor clinical outcomes is frequently observed. To overcome this phenomenon, drugs, such as atorvastatin, abciximab(More)
SM54111 [cis-3, 5-diisopropylsalylic cyclohexanodiaminoplatinum (II), Saliplatin] is a novel platinum compound with encouraging anticancer effect. In order to get more useful information in multiple species for the security evaluation, dosage design, and drug delivery design, its pharmacokinetic behaviors in rats after intravenous administration were(More)
Major depression is a common long-lasting or recurrent psychiatric disease with high lifetime prevalence and high incidence of suicide. The main purpose of the current study was to verify whether liquiritigenin conferred an antidepressant-like effect on the depressive mouse model established by unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) and explore its(More)
It has been known that osteoclastogenesis is induced by extracellular acidosis-evoked the rise of intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i), which regulate activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T cells c1 (NFATc1). However, the acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) involved remain largely unknown. Here, we show that ASIC1a, ASIC1b, ASIC2a,(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) can be involved in inflammatory process, blood coagulation, and regulation of vascular function. However, it remains unclear whether EMPs participate in the pathogenesis of ACS. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of EMPs on Th1/Th2 development and functions in vitro. METHODS Eight-five(More)
Platycodin D (PLD) is the major triterpene saponin in the root of Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) with various pharmacological activities. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects and possible mechanisms of PLD on acute lung injury (ALI) both in vivo and in vitro. In vivo, we used two ALI models, lipopolysaccharide(More)
Crocetin ester (CE) is the active ingredient of Crocus sativus L. stigmas and Gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruit. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of CE on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) through Rho/ROCK/NF-κB pathway and explore its underlying mechanism. Administration of CE (25 and(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases remain a significant unresolved societal burden afflicting millions of people worldwide. Neurons in the brain are highly sensitive to oxidative stress, which can be induced by metal toxicity. In this paper, a chronic aluminum overload-induced model of neurodegeneration was used to investigate whether metal ions (Al, Fe, Mn, Cu and(More)
In order to obtain a suitable red phosphor for mercury-free lamps and plasma display panels (PDPs), samples of trivalent europium-activated polyphosphate LiGd(PO(3))(4):Eu(3+) (LGP:Eu(3+)) were prepared by a solid-state reaction technique at high temperature. The vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)-visible spectroscopic properties were investigated. Because the(More)
Osteoclasts, the primary bone resorbing cells, are responsible for destructive bone diseases such as postmenopausal osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and periodontitis. Many plant-derived traditional medicines that might suppress the formation and/or function of osteoclasts are promising treatments for osteoclast-related diseases. In this study, we(More)