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PURPOSE Several studies suggest that vascular dysregulation play a role in the etiology of glaucoma. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the association of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene polymorphisms with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary closed angle glaucoma (PCAG). METHODS There were 102 POAG and 88 PCAG patients,(More)
The Lingzhi or Reishi mushroom Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known traditional medicinal mushroom that has been shown to have obvious hepatoprotective effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of G. lucidum aqueous extracts (GLEs) on liver injury induced by α-amanitin (α-AMA) in mice and to analyze the possible(More)
PURPOSE The paired box gene 6 (PAX6) is an essential transcription factor for eye formation. Genetic alterations in PAX6 can lead to various ocular malformations including aniridia. The purpose of this study was to identify genetic defects as the underlying cause of familial ocular coloboma in a large Chinese family. METHODS After linkage analysis was(More)
Pachyonychia congenita (PC), a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hypertrophic nail dystrophy, is classified into two main clinical subtypes: PC-1 and PC-2. PC-1 is associated with mutations in the KRT6A or KRT16 genes, whereas PC-2 is linked to KRT6B or KRT17 mutations. Blood samples were collected from three generations of a new Chinese(More)
Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) of the thyroid are uncommon, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are extremely rare in the literatures. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of MPNSTs have been previously reported in this location. This paper presents one case in a 30-year-old male, who had no history of(More)
BACKGROUND Complete tumour resection is important for improving the prognosis of brain tumour patients. However, extensive resection remains controversial because the tumour margin is difficult to be distinguished from surrounding brain tissue. It has been established that 5-amino-4-oxopentanoic acid (5-aminolevulinic acid, ALA) can be used as a(More)
AIM To clarify how the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS, NOS3) make effect on outflow facility through the trabecular meshwork (TM). METHODS Inhibition of NOS3 gene expression in human TM cells were conducted by three siRNAs. Then the mRNA and protein levels of NOS3 in siRNA-treated and negative control (NC) cells were determined, still were the(More)
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