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Epidemiological and clinical studies have demonstrated that a growing list of natural products, as components of the daily diet or phytomedical preparations, are a rich source of antioxidants. Boldine [(S)-2,9-dihydroxy-1,10-dimethoxy-aporphine], an aporphine alkaloid, is a potent antioxidant found in the leaves and bark of the Chilean boldo tree. Boldine(More)
Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) induces relaxation in isolated arteries partly through an endothelium-dependent mechanism involving NO-eNOS-sGC-cGMP pathway. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of chronic NaNO2 administration on arterial systolic blood pressure (SBP) and vascular function in hypertensive rats. NaNO2 (150 mg L-1) was given in(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of Buyang Huanwu decoction (BYHWD) on tumor growth, metastasis and angiogenesis in nude mice bearing human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) HCCLM3 xenografts. A total of 96 nude mice bearing HCCLM3 xenografts were randomly divided into four groups: BYHWD group (LB), Yi‑qi decoction group (LY), Huo‑xue(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the regulation of stress distribution on TMJ when the location of occlusal load on the mandibular second molar was changed by using the 3-dimensional Finite Element Method (FEM). METHODS A 3-dimensional FEM TMJ model including left mandibular second molar and mandible was established. In finite element analysis software ANSYS the(More)
AIM Endothelial dysfunction accompanied by an increase in oxidative stress is a key event leading to hypertension. As dietary nitrite has been reported to exert antihypertensive effect, the present study investigated whether chronic oral administration of sodium nitrite improves vascular function in conduit and resistance arteries of hypertensive animals(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate stress changes of intervertebral space and adjacent intervertebral space after artificial disc replacement with angles. METHODS Artificial disc replacement with angles were designed according to existing data. Axial pressure, flexion/extension, lateral bending and torsion loading were applied on finite element models of normal(More)
Human sodium-dependent phosphate cotransporter type 1 (NPT1/SLC17A1) is one of the urate transporters in the kidney. Our recent study revealed that a common missense variant, I269T (rs1165196), of NPT1 decreases the risk of renal underexcretion gout. Moreover, we demonstrated that human NPT1 is localized to the apical membrane of the renal proximal tubule,(More)
Des-aspartate angiotensin I (DAA-I), an endogenous nonapeptide, counteracts several effects of angiotensin II on vascular tone. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute protective effect of DAA-I on endothelial function in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) as well as its effect on angiotensin II-induced contractions and oxidative stress.(More)