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The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade transduces multiple extracellular signals from cell surface to nucleus and is employed in cellular responses to cellular stresses and apoptotic regulation. The involvement of the p38 MAPK cascade in opioid- and opioid receptor-like receptor-1 (ORL1) receptor-mediated signal transduction was examined in(More)
Oxidized LDLs (OxLDLs) have been shown to be involved in recruitment of blood monocytes into the arterial subendothelial space, which is the earliest step in atherogenesis, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. The present study demonstrated that lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), a major phospholipid component of OxLDL, strongly evoked(More)
We have measured the abilities of extracts of tissues from human breast tumors to demethylate adducts of O6-meG in exogenous DNA by transfer of the methyl group to an acceptor protein. The results have shown that all 21 specimens examined (including 5 non-neoplastic, 11 malignant tumors and 5 benign growth) contained significant amounts of O6-meG acceptor(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL) have been shown to play a crucial role in atherosclerosis, but the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been fully understood. The present study showed that oxLDL strongly evoked phosphorylation and activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in(More)
Acute incubation of NMDA with neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid (NG108-15) cells or neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells produced significant attenuation of nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ)-induced activation of G protein and inhibition of adenylyl cyclase. The attenuation of N/OFQ signaling by NMDA was dose-dependent, blockable by NMDA antagonists, and not observed in(More)
OBJECTIVES In most reports, the prevalence of PD in mainland China is lower than in western populations. To estimate PD prevalence in China, we performed a cross-sectional study in a rural population in Linxian County, China. PRIMARY OUTCOMES Clinical diagnosis of PD. RESULTS Among the 16,488 participants examined, the overall age- and gender-adjusted(More)
Chemerin15 (C15), an endogenous anti-inflammatory component, inhibits the activity of neutrophils and macrophages through G protein-coupled receptor ChemR23; however, its role as well as functional mechanism in mouse myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury remains unknown. Methods. Sham or I/R operations were performed on C57BL/6J mice. The I/R mice(More)
The study aimed to clarify clinical significance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) rtA181S mutation in Chinese HBV-infected patients. A total of 18 419 patients with chronic HBV infection from Beijing 302 Hospital were investigated. HBV complete reverse transcriptase region of polymerase was screened by direct sequencing, and the results were verified by clonal(More)
  • S Su, S Xin, Y Yu
  • 2000
OBJECTIVE To analyze the expression and the distribution of proliferation cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in hypertrophic scar for identifying its certain characteristics during the fibroblast proliferation. METHODS Bioptic samples were taken form 12 cases of hypertrophic scar, 8 cases of matured scars and 20 cases of controlled normal skin. Each sample was(More)