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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVENCE Neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) caused by neurons and/or myelin loss lead to devastating effects on patients׳ lives. Although the causes of such complex diseases have not yet been fully elucidated, oxidative stress, mitochondrial and energy metabolism dysfunction, excitotoxicity, inflammation, and apoptosis have been(More)
Beta-amyloid peptide (Aβ), a major protein component of senile plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), is also directly neurotoxic. Mitigation of Aβ-induced neurotoxicity is thus a possible therapeutic approach to delay or prevent onset and progression of AD. This study evaluated the protective effect of Bajijiasu (β- d-fructofuranosyl (2–2) β-(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to study the activated brain areas of human during simple and complex digital calculation, and to investigate the role of cortical and subcortical structures involved in the mental calculation. Sixteen right-handed healthy volunteers performed mental calculation of simple and complex addition/subtraction(More)
Protein phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 13 like PPP1R13L, also coined iASPP, was found high expression in prostate cancer tissues and cell lines. In previous research, in vitro and in vivo RNAi mediated by artificial lentiviral shRNAs which proved that suppression of iASPP decrease the proliferation of cancer cells. Endogenous interference RNAs, microRNAs(More)
This study is to present a new scheme for the detection of human meridian system non-invasively. The optical transport properties along the pericardium meridian and a non-meridian path about 1 cm away from the meridian were measured non- invasively on 20 healthy people in vivo. 633 nm, 658 nm and 785 nm red lasers were used for irradiation, and the diffuse(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the influence of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy on the quality of life (QOL), the reproductive endocrine and bone metabolism of postmenopausal women. METHODS A total A total of 65 women with climacteric syndrome were enrolled and randomly assigned to two groups, thirty-three in the treatment group on whom acupoint catgut-embedding(More)
Acupoint was reaction of viscera and its optical parameter was an important characteristic of tissue. In the present work, in order to discuss specificity of acupuncture on the response of qi and blood in human body, we compared the diffuse reflectance of Taichong (LV3), Taibai (SP3), and Chongyang (ST42) before, during and after menstruation. All the(More)
Raman spectroscopy (RS) and a genetic algorithm (GA) were applied to distinguish nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) from normal nasopharyngeal tissue. A total of 225 Raman spectra are acquired from 120 tissue sites of 63 nasopharyngeal patients, 56 Raman spectra from normal tissue and 169 Raman spectra from NPC tissue. The GA integrated with linear discriminant(More)
Alzheimer's disease irreversibly and progressively damages the brain, but the treatments in clinical trials are too slow. So, we hypothesized that the presence of erythrocyte variants with AD could be used as a noninvasive means to predict or trigger for administration of the preventive therapeutics, and the aim of this study is to develop a method using(More)