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It has been shown that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in the intracellular signaling response to G-protein coupled receptor stimuli in vascular smooth muscle cells and in neurons. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that NAD(P)H oxidase-derived ROS are involved endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced L-type calcium channel activation in isolated(More)
A recombinant strain of Pichia pastoris with a phenotype of MutS was used to produce angiostatin. Due to the low methanol consumption rate of this strain, both methanol and glycerol feedings, that produced oscillation in dissolved O2 concentration, were used during the expression phase to improve cell growth and angiostatin expression. However, enhanced(More)
In this study, rat models of Parkinson's disease induced by substantia nigra injection of 6-hydroxy-dopamine were intragastrically administered Zhichan powder daily for 50 days. Reverse transcription PCR results showed that tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA expression in the rat substantia nigra was significantly increased, while monoamine oxidase B mRNA expression(More)
SOX1 was aberrant methylated in hepatocellular cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Long-term cisplatin exposure promotes methylation of SOX1 in ovarian cancer cell, suggesting that SOX1 may be involved in cisplatin resistance. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that cisplatin resistance is associated with alteration of SOX1 expression in NSCLC.(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a major role in angiogenesis by stimulating endothelial cells. Increase in cyclic AMP (cAMP) level inhibits VEGF-induced endothelial cell proliferation and migration. Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs), which specifically hydrolyse cyclic nucleotides, are critical in the regulation of this signal(More)
Endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors act as natural negative feedback in the focal area during the neovascularization process, and have less interference on physiological angiogenesis, and thus fewer negative side-effects. These inhibitors are potential candidates to combine with or substitutes for current popular anti-angiogenesis treatments to have(More)
Previous studies have shown that Zhichan powder elevated immunity and suppressed oxidation in mice. Rat models of Parkinson's disease were induced by stereotaxically injecting 6-hydroxydopamine into the substantia nigra. The rat models were intragastrically treated with Zhichan powder, which is composed of milkvetch root, ginseng, bunge swallowwort root,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatment based on syndrome differentiation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS A total of 240 CAP patients were randomly divided into the following two groups: the control group was treated by anti-infection plus conventional medicine treatment; and the(More)
Neovascularization is the critical pathological process and the leading cause of blindness in a variety of clinical conditions. This angiogenesis process is still uncertain. Human hepatocyte growth factor 1 (HGFK1) is derived from the mature form of hepatocyte growth factor, which contains four kringle domains in its α-chain. This study aimed to investigate(More)
On the basis of the origin comparison of known endothelial genesis inhibitors, a 417-bp cDNA fragment was amplified from umbilical cord by RT-PCR and cloned into the expression vector pPIC9, followed by transformation into Pichia pastoris GS115. The resulted yeast was induced with methanol to express recombinant protein. The resulted protein was purified(More)
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