Qiwen Zhu

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PURPOSE Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a molecular determinant regulating the extracellular matrix calcification. To further confirm whether the MGP genetic polymorphism was universally associated with the risk of kidney stone, we investigated the association of genetic polymorphisms of MGP with kidney stone in the Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a molecular determinant regulating vascular calcification of the extracellular matrix. However, it is still unclear how MGP may be involved in crystal formation in the kidney of hyperoxaluric rats. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into the hyperoxaluric group and control group. Hyperoxaluric rats were(More)
The objective of this study is to understand pathogenesis of melamine-related kidney stone formation. We investigated the characterization of renal tubular cell under exposure to a mixture of melamine and cyanuric acid in vivo. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were separated into two experimental groups. Treatment group was administered daily with a standard(More)
Silibinin was reported to be effective in reversing the learning and memory deficits of several AD animal models. These improvements are thought to be regulated by various factors, including antioxidative stress, inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity and Aβ aggregation. However, there are still no reports that demonstrate the effect of silibinin on(More)
This paper presents a development environment of Internet of Things, EFAIoT. EFAIoT means an Easy and Flexible Application Development system, which is focus on the Internet of Things field. Our system provides graphic user interface, through which users can build up their own internet of things applications on the semantic layout. A browser based and user(More)
The majority of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients have a late onset, and chronic neuroinflammation, characterized by glial activation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, plays a role in the pathogenesis of AD. The chemokine CCL11 has been shown to be a causative factor of cognitive decline in the process of aging, but little is known(More)
Due to the low esterase activity in human plasma, many ester and carbonate prodrugs tested in humans may be less effective than that in preclinical animals. In this letter, PTX and SN-38 were attached to the N-1 position of 2-nitroimidazole via a carbonate linker. Presumably, 2-aminoimidazole may help promote the intramolecular hydrolysis of the carbonate(More)
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