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BACKGROUND Inflammation is involved in the atherogenesis and pathogenesis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). As the acute-phase reaction proteins in ACS, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and C-reactive protein (CRP) may play critical roles. Anti-inflammation may be one of benefits of statin drugs in ACS. Studies have showed that statins can suppress serum CRP(More)
Human neonates infected with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) develop one of three distinct patterns of infection: (i) infection limited to the skin, eye or mouth; (ii) infection of the CNS; or (iii) disseminated infection. The disseminated form usually involves the liver, adrenal gland, and lung, and resembles the clinical picture of bacterial sepsis. This(More)
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes a spectrum of disease, including herpes labialis, herpes keratitis, and herpes encephalitis, which can be lethal. Viral recognition by pattern recognition receptors plays a central role in cytokine production and in the generation of antiviral immunity. The relative contributions of different Toll-like receptors (TLRs)(More)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common clinical problem, and its pathophysiological mechanisms are incompletely understood. Double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase (PKR) is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine protein kinase. Although PKR has been reported in antivirus and the immune system, the role of PKR in vascular function, especially in(More)
RIG-I and MDA5 have emerged as key cytosolic sensors for the detection of RNA viruses and lead to antiviral interferon (IFN) production. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of posttranslational modifications for controlling RIG-I antiviral activity. However, the regulation of MDA5 signal-transducing ability remains unclear. Here, we show that(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to examine whether transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) overexpressing miR-126 enhances angiogenesis in the infarcted myocardium of mice. METHODS MSCs were harvested from mice using density gradient centrifugation and adherent culture. MSCs were transfected with lentiviral vectors carrying mature miR-126.(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), a transforming growth factor-beta superfamily member cytokine, plays a key role both in vascular development and in pathophysiological processes. However, the effects and mechanisms of angiotensin II (Ang II) on BMP-2 expression remain unknown in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Here we show that Ang II(More)
Type I interferons (IFNs) play a critical role in the host defense against viruses. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection induces robust type I IFN production in its natural host, the mouse. However, the mechanisms underlying the induction of type I IFNs in response to LCMV infection have not yet been clearly defined. In the present study, we(More)
Passive multistatic radar is of great interest in both civilian and military applications due to its numerous advantages. A linear fusion framework for target detection in the passive multistatic radar is proposed here to improve the detection performance. In our framework, the global decision is the weighted combination of the local test statistics from(More)