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This study focused on the antidepressant potential of orcinol glucoside (OG) and its possible mechanisms of action. We established a depressed rat model using 3 consecutive weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). The antidepressant-like effect of OG was revealed using the sucrose preference test, the open field test, the forced swimming test(More)
ETHNOPARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The fruit of Cornus officinalis, called "Shanzhuyu", a traditional medicine in China, is used for the treatment of kidney diseases, including diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the anti-diabetic nephropathy activity of Shanzhuyu and the active compounds in the fruit. MATERIALS AND METHODS The air(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on endothelial cell (EC) proliferation in vitro and its possible mechanisms, and to examine the effect of both TNP-470 and dexamethasone (Dex) on the EC proliferation induced by bFGF. METHODS Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were cultured and the proliferation of EC was(More)
We present a chess visualization to convey the changes in a game over successive generations. It contains a score chart, an evolution graph and a chess board, such that users can understand a game from global to local viewpoints. Unlike current graphical chess tools, which focus only on highlighting pieces that are under attack and require sequential(More)
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