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Heat shock protein (HSP)47 is a collagen-specific molecular chaperone that is essential for the biosynthesis of collagen molecules. It is likely that increased levels of HSP47 contribute to the assembly of procollagen and thereby cause an excessive accumulation of collagens in disease processes associated with fibrosis. Although HSP47 promotes renal(More)
Novel Al2O3/g-C3N4 heterojunction photocatalysts were fabricated through ultrasonic dispersion method. Al2O3, obtained via solution combustion, contained amorphous ingredient with lots of defect sites and was used as active component for transferring photo-induced electrons of g-C3N4. G-C3N4 was grafted surface hydroxyl groups in the presence of ammonia(More)
Nitrogen-doped Degussa P25 TiO2-amorphous Al2O3 composites were prepared via facile solution combustion. The composites were characterised using X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-vis light-diffusion reflectance(More)
Facets coupled BiOBr with amorphous TiO2 composite photocatalysts are synthesized via an in situ direct growth approach under microwave irradiation. XRD, SEM and HRTEM characterizations indicate that the heterointerface between BiOBr and amorphous TiO2 occurs mainly on the {001} facets of BiOBr. BET and TEM verify that the heterojunctions possess higher(More)
A Ti species modified g-C3N4 photocatalyst was synthesized via an in situ hydrothermal route and the subsequent low-temperature calcination. The hydrothermal process results in not only the fabrication of TiO2/g-C3N4 heterojunctions, but also the coordination between Ti species and g-C3N4, which are verified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the protective effect of amlodipine on the cytotoxicity induced by contrast media (meglumine diatrizoate) in human kidney cells (HKC). METHODS An HKC line was used. The experiment was divided into 4 groups: a model group (diatrizoate 111g/L), a prevention group (diatrizoate 111g/L+amlodipine 10(-5)mol/L), an amlodipine control group(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct a subtracted cDNA library of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) rabbit liver by suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH). METHODS Twenty-four rabbits were divided into 4 groups: ordinary feeding group, full-fat food group, ordinary feeding in chronic intermittent hypoxia group, and full-fat food in chronic intermittent hypoxia(More)
Porous sphere-like tricobalt tetraoxide (Co3O4)-cobalt chloride hydrate (CoCl2·6H2O, CCH) heterojunctions are obtained using a one-step facile solution combustion route. The heterostructure is confirmed by XRD, HRTEM, and XPS measurements. Their photocatalytic performances are evaluated by the degradation of methyl orange (MO) and the reduction removal of(More)
Heterojunctions of g-C3 N4 /Al2 O3 (g-C3 N4 =graphitic carbon nitride) are constructed by an in situ one-pot hydrothermal route based on the development of photoactive γ-Al2 O3 semiconductor with a mesoporous structure and a high surface area (188 m(2) g(-1) ) acting as electron acceptor. A structure modification function of g-C3 N4 for Al2 O3 in the(More)
The development of inexpensive visible-light-driven photocatalysts is an important prerequisite for realizing the industrial application of photocatalysis technology. In this paper, an earth-abundant FeAl2O4 photocatalyst is prepared via facile solution combustion synthesis. Density functional theory and the scanning Kelvin probe technique are employed to(More)