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Cell death was examined by studying the spinal cords of rats subjected to traumatic insults of mild to moderate severity. Within minutes after mild weight drop impact (a 10 gm weight falling 6.25 mm), neurons in the immediate impact area showed a loss of cytoplasmic Nissl substances. Over the next 7 d, this lesion area expanded and cavitated. Terminal(More)
Schwann cells (SCs) have been shown to be a key element in promoting axonal regeneration after being grafted into the central nervous system (CNS). In the present study, SC-supported axonal regrowth was tested in an adult rat spinal cord implantation model. This model is characterized by a right spinal cord hemisection at the eighth thoracic segment,(More)
Virtual reality based learning of human anatomy is feasible when a database of 3D organ models is available for the learner to explore, visualize, and dissect in virtual space interactively. In this article, we present our latest work on photorealistic virtual anatomy applications based on the Chinese Visible Human (CVH) data. We have focused on the(More)
Bioactivity-directed fractionation of an ethanolic extract of the stems of Kadsura interior led to the isolation and identification of 12 known lignans (1-12). Seven of these compounds (1, 6, 8-12) were active as anti-HIV agents. Gomisin-G (11) exhibited the most potent anti-HIV activity with EC50 and therapeutic index (TI) values of 0.006 microgram/mL and(More)
AIMS To investigate the relationship of the K469E and G241R polymorphisms of the intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) gene with diabetic retinopathy in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and seventy-two Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes and 80 normal control subjects were recruited. Patients with(More)
Expression of insulin-like growth factor II in two human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines and in hepatitis B, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in 419 cases were investigated, and its relationship with the expression of hepatitis B virus X gene was studied by means of immunohistochemical and electron microscopic techniques. The results demonstrated(More)
Two new lignans, interiotherins A (1) and B (2), along with two known lignans, angeloylgomisin R (3) and schisantherin D (4), were isolated from Kadsura interior. Their structures and stereochemistries were determined from spectral data. Compounds 1 and 4 inhibit HIV replication with EC50 values of 3.1 and 0.5 micrograms/mL, respectively.
Three new triterpene lactones, lancilactones A (1), B (2), and C (3), together with the known kadsulactone A (4), were isolated from the stems and roots of Kadsura lancilimba. Their structures and stereochemistries were determined primarily from mass and NMR spectral data. Compound 3 inhibited HIV replication with an EC50 value of 1.4 microg/mL and a(More)
A series of nitrogen-containing flavonoid analogues were designed and synthesized by Mannich reaction, and screened for the inhibitory activities of cyclin-dependent kinases using a FRET-based biochemical assay method. The results showed that C-8 nitrogen-containing baicalein analogues 3a-3f exhibited potent CDK1/Cyclin B inhibitory activities.(More)
Cellular DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction from 57 advanced gastric carcinomas were measured by flow cytometry. The relation of DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction to pathological factors and prognosis were also analyzed. The results showed that the incidence of lymph node metastasis in nondiploid carcinoma was substantially higher than that in diploid carcinoma(More)