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OBJECTIVE To detect the expressions of CXCR4 and Nrf2 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues and analyze their association with the clinicopathological features of NSCLC. METHODS We investigated the expressions of CXCR4 and Nrf2 in 66 NSCLC and corresponding distant normal tissue specimens using immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR. RESULTS The(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of esculetin (ES) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and the lung epithelial A549 cells. Mice were intragastrically administered with ES (20 and 40 mg/kg) 1 h prior to LPS challenge. ES pretreatment at doses of 20 and 40 mg/kg effectively attenuated(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effect of PD against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and explore its potential mechanism. In vivo, PD and dexamethasone were intraperitoneally administered 1h before LPS stimulation. Then, mice were sacrificed at 6h post-LPS stimulation. Neutrophil number, tumor necrosis(More)
The present study was conducted to elucidate the effects of copper exposure on the immune system and lipid metabolism of the Japanese scallop, Mizuhopecten yessoensis. Transcriptional levels of differentially expressed genes (DEGs)in M. yessoensis digestive gland tissue were analyzed using the deep-sequencing platform Illumina HiSeq™ 2000. In total, 841 and(More)
Prevention or amelioration the prevalence of atherosclerosis has been an effective strategy in the management of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to scrutinize the effect of Clematichinenoside (AR) on dyslipidemia-induced atherosclerosis and explore its capability on expression of Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-alpha),(More)
The major medicinal alkaloids isolated from Uncaria rhynchophylla (gouteng in chinese) capsules are rhynchophylline (RIN) and isorhynchophylline (IRN). Extracts containing these terpene indole alkaloids (TIAs) can inhibit the formation and destabilize preformed fibrils of amyloid β protein (a pathological marker of Alzheimer’s disease), and have been shown(More)
A nanopharmaceutical system using TAT-enhanced cell/tissue penetration strategy was developed for multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer treatment, in which nanocrystalline silver with mean size of 8 nm modified with TAT cell-penetrating peptide (termed AgNP-TAT) displayed extraordinary antitumor activity in both MDR cells and non-resistant cells at an(More)
Nasal drug delivery system has been a very promising route for delivery of proteins and peptides for the reason that it can avoid degradation in gastrointestinal tract and metabolism by liver enzymes. However, the bioavailability of proteins and peptides is still low due to the rapid clearance of mucociliary. Here, to prolong the residence time of drugs and(More)
p57 and Ras homology A (RhoA) have been implicated in the growth and metastasis of several types of human cancers. This study aimed to detect their expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue specimens and to determine a possible association with clinicopathological data and patient survival. A total of 80 HCC and corresponding distant normal tissue(More)
Research into polymers with glucose-sensitivity in physiological conditions has expanded recently due to their therapeutic potential in diabetes. Herein, to explore the glucose-responsive properties of a new polymer under physiological conditions, we synthesized an amphiphilic block glycopolymer based on phenylboronic acid and a carbohydrate, which was(More)