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OBJECTIVE Loss of function mutations of Park7/DJ-1 gene increase the susceptibility of dopaminergic cells to reactive oxygen species and cause early onset familial Parkinson disease (PD). However, the mechanisms underlying dopaminergic neuron loss related to DJ-1 mutation remain undefined. Therefore, it is important to find the new mechanisms underlying the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of prior antiplatelet (AP) therapy on the risk of hemorrhagic transformation (HT), and on functional outcomes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), is not known. We performed a retrospective analysis to determine whether history of AP therapy is associated with post-thrombolysis HT and poor prognosis in(More)
Dementia is an acquired progressive cognitive dysfunction, affecting the content of consciousness rather than the level of consciousness. Most dementia is senile dementia, accounting for the majority of dementia. The most important and common form of senile dementia is refractory dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD).(More)
This study investigates the neuroprotective properties of berberine (a natural isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from the Rhizoma coptidis) and finds that berberine could promote β-amyloid (Aβ) clearance and inhibit Aβ production in the triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (3×Tg-AD). During the study, berberine was first administrated to treat(More)
Microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 (mPGES-1) is the terminal regulator of PGE₂ synthesis. The expression of mPGES-1 is increased by stimulating inflammatory factors in various human cancers. However, whether hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection affects mPGES-1 and its molecular mechanism in liver cells has not been studied. In this study, we observed that(More)
This study aims to investigate the inflammatory response characteristics of liver cells caused by HBV x protein (HBx) and the unique function of the PGE2 inhibitor on HBx-positive liver cells. Tetrazolium blue colorimetric method, flow cytometry, and Western blot were performed to detect the proliferation, cycle, and apoptosis protein expression of(More)
Studies have demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) is involved in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. However, there is no information available on the association of MMP-3 5A/6A polymorphism with recurrent ischemic stroke (IS) in different IS subtypes. We investigated the potential associations between MMP-3 serum level and(More)
The present study is to use meta-analysis to explain the association between alpha-1 antichymotrypsin (ACT) gene A/T polymorphism and the risk of primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PICH). Relevant studies before 1 June 2015 were identified by searching PubMed, Cochrane database and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and the references of retrieved(More)
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