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Hydrogen (H2), a new antioxidant, was reported to reduce (•)OH and ONOO(-) selectively and inhibit certain proinflammatory mediators to product, without disturbing metabolic redox reactions or ROS involved in cell signaling. We herein aim to explore its protective effects on acute renal injury in sodium taurocholate-induced acute pancreatitis and its(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to study the role of hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) on acute hepatic injury (AHI) in acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP). METHODS Rats were used for this study and an ANP model was induced by injecting 5% sodium taurocholate into the biliary-pancreatic duct. Experiments were performed in 3 groups: sham, ANP, and ANP(More)
Tumor multidrug resistance (MDR) has become the major obstacle to cancer chemotherapy. Recent studies suggest that tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) could reverse tumor MDR although the mechanism by which TMP overcomes tumor MDR remains elusive. Therefore, in this study, we examined the effects of TMP on MDR in drug-resistant breast cancer cells and investigated(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) ligand regulates adipocyte differentiation and insulin sensitivity, and exerts antihyperlipidemic and anti‐inflammatory effects. However, the mechanisms by which PPAR‐γ ligands affect hyperlipidemia with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) have not been fully elucidated. The present study investigated the(More)
AIM To assess the expression and prognostic value of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 2 (NOX2) in gastric cancer, and its correlation with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). METHODS Tumor and adjacent tissues were obtained from 123 patients who underwent radical surgery for gastric(More)
OBJECTIVES The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway has been elucidated as a regulator of inflammatory responses in several experimental models of diseases. This regulatory mechanism is mediated by acetylcholine, released from efferent vagus nerve, interacts with α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on immune cells. Experimental evidence indicates that(More)
Acute renal injury caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is a common complication that is associated with a high rate of mortality. Paeoniflorin is the active ingredient of paeonia radix and exhibits a number of pharmacological effects, such as anti‑inflammatory, anticancer, analgesic and immunomodulatory effects. The present study detected the(More)
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is the sudden onset of pancreatic inflammation, which is characterized by edema, acinar cell necrosis, hemorrhage and severe inflammation of the pancreas and is associated with a high mortality rate. Daphnetin has been shown to alleviate organ injury in a variety of preclinical animal models of coagulation disorders. The aim(More)
Ig heavy chain (IgH) isotypes (e.g., IgM, IgG, and IgE) are generated as secreted/soluble antibodies (sIg) or as membrane-bound (mIg) B cell receptors (BCRs) through alternative RNA splicing. IgH isotype dictates soluble antibody function, but how mIg isotype influences B cell behavior is not well defined. We examined IgH isotype-specific BCR function by(More)
Cluster of differentiation 74 (CD74), a transmembrane glycoprotein, has been previously reported to be important in the pathogenesis of several cancers, including hematological malignancies and solid tumors. The present study analyzed the significance of CD74 in gallbladder carcinomas (GBCs) and indicated the correlation of CD74 expression with epithelial(More)