Quan-yi Guo

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Using alpha- and beta- tubulin cDNA Probes and Northern blot hybridization technique, we analyzed the effect of intraperitoneally injected Qingyangshen (QYS), a traditional Chinese medicine with antiepileptic property, and diphenylhydrantoin sodium (DPH) on hippocampal alpha- and beta-tubulin gene expression during kainic acid (KA) induced chronic seizures.(More)
We have reported that, after KA treatment in rats, there was first a significant increase in hippocampal c-fos expression during acute seizures and then a long-term inhibition in hippocampal c-fos expression during chronic seizures. In this experiment, we examined the modulatory effect of Qingyangshen (QYS), a traditional Chinese medicine with antiepileptic(More)
We previously reported that Qingyangshen (QYS), a traditional Chinese medicine with antiepileptic property, had therapeutic effect on kainic acid (KA) induced experimental seizures (see JTCM 13 (4): 281-286, 1993 for reference). To investigate the mechanisms underlying the anticonvulsant action of QYS, we analyzed the modulatory effect of QYS on rat(More)
Cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) is composed primarily of the network type II collagen (COLII) and an interlocking mesh of fibrous proteins and proteoglycans (PGs), hyaluronic acid (HA), and chondroitin sulfate (CS). Articular cartilage ECM plays a crucial role in regulating chondrocyte metabolism and functions, such as organized cytoskeleton through(More)
In this study, the authors constructed a novel PLGA [poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid)]-based polymeric nanocarrier co-encapsulated with doxorubicin (DOX) and magnetic Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles (MNPs) using a single emulsion evaporation method. The DOX-MNPs showed high entrapment efficiency, and they supported a sustained and steady release of DOX. Moreover,(More)
Options for reconstructing peripheral nerve gaps after trauma are limited. The acellular nerve is a new kind of biomaterial used to reconstruct the peripheral nerve defect, but its use could be improved upon. We aimed to investigate the effect of adenoviral transfection with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) on the functional recovery of transected sciatic(More)
It is now 40 years since bisphosphonates (BPs) were first used in the clinic. So, it is timely to provide a brief review of what we have learned about these agents in bone disease. BPs are bone-specific and have been classified into two major groups on the basis of their distinct molecular modes of action: amino-BPs and non-amino-BPs. The amino-BPs are more(More)
BACKGROUND Osteochondral interface regeneration is challenging for functional and integrated cartilage repair. Various layered scaffolds have been used to reconstruct the complex interface, yet the influence of the permeability of the layered structure on cartilage defect healing remains largely unknown. METHODS We designed and fabricated a novel(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect and compare the bone microstructure and osteoblast and osteoclast activity in different regions of human osteonecrotic femoral heads. METHODS Osteonecrotic femoral heads were obtained from 10 patients (6 males, 4 females; Ficat IV) undergoing total hip arthroplasty between 2011 and 2013. The samples were divided into subchondral bone,(More)
The present study aims to investigate the feasibility of tissue-engineered cartilage constructed in vivo and in vitro by dynamically culturing adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) with an articular cartilage acellular matrix in a bioreactor and subsequently implanting the cartilage in nude mice. ADSCs were proliferated, combined with three dimensional(More)