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BACKGROUND Monocyte subsets and monocyte-platelet aggregates (MPAs) play important roles in inflammation. AIM To evaluate the association between the three human monocyte subsets and their contributions to MPAs and mortality among septic patients. METHODS Consecutive septic patients were enrolled in. Age- and gender-matched nonseptic patients were(More)
A large number of parameters are acquired during practical water quality monitoring. If all the parameters are used in water quality assessment, the computational complexity will definitely increase. In order to reduce the input space dimensions, a fuzzy rough set was introduced to perform attribute reduction. Then, an attribute recognition theoretical(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly Crohn's disease, frequently causes intestinal fibrosis that ultimately leads to formation of strictures requiring bowel resection. Currently there is no effective antifibrotic therapy available for this disease. Pirfenidone is a small compound that has a broad spectrum of antifibrogenic effect and has been used(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the consequences of histone deacetylase inhibition by histone deacetylase inhibitor valproic acid and IκB kinase/nuclear factor-κB signaling blockade by IκB kinase inhibitor BAY11-7082 on (microvascular) endothelial cell behavior in vitro as well as in mice subjected to hemorrhagic shock/resuscitation in vivo. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
This study aimed to identify the effect of β-caryophyllene (BCP) pretreatment and elucidate the Nrf2/HO-1 signaling mechanism after focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury in rats. Adult male Sprague–Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the sham-operated group, I-R group and BCP pretreated I-R group. At 24 h after reperfusion, neurological(More)
Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (ALGIB) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of Crohn disease (CD). Thus far, few studies of ALGIB in the context of CD have been published, most of which were case reports with limited value. We aimed to explore the prevalence of ALGIB in CD patients, evaluate risk factors for hemorrhagic CD and its(More)
The non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase (nrPTK) Fyn, a member of the avian sarcoma virus transforming gene (Src) kinase family, plays a very significant role in cell growth, survival, apoptosis, tumor formation and immune response. In this study, a homolog of nrPTK Fyn was identified for the first time in the lamprey, Lampetra japonica and was named(More)
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), a member of Syk family of cytoplasmic non-receptor tyrosine kinases, is a key component of B cell receptor signaling and regulates multiple physiological functions of B lymphocytes in vertebrates. In the current study, a Syk homologue was identified in the lamprey Lampetra japonica (Lj-Syk). The cDNA fragment of Lj-Syk contains(More)