Wei-hong Meng

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Chaos-based image cipher has been widely investigated over the last decade or so to meet the increasing demand for real-time secure image transmission over public networks. In this paper, an improved diffusion strategy is proposed to promote the efficiency of the most widely investigated permutation-diffusion type image cipher. By using the novel(More)
Recently, the increasing demand for telemedicine services has raised interest in the use of medical image protection technology. Conventional block ciphers are poorly suited to image protection due to the size of image data and increasing demand for real-time teleradiology and other online telehealth applications. To meet this challenge, this paper presents(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulative evidences have indicated that oxidative-stress and over-activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are important mechanisms of brain injury. This study investigated the neuroprotection of Kukoamine A (KuA) and its potential mechanisms. METHODS Molecular docking was used to discover KuA that might have the ability of(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Fructus Alpiniae oxyphyllae (A. oxyphylla) is a traditional herb which is widely used in East Asian for the treatment of dyspepsia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, poor memory, inflammatory conditions and cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cytotoxic activities of ethanol extract (EE) and five extract layers including petroleum(More)
BACKGROUND Natural disasters have been frequent in recent years. Effective treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease following natural disasters is an unsolved problem. We aimed to develop a novel miniature mobile cardiac catheterization laboratory (Mini Mobile Cath Lab) to provide emergency interventional services for patients with critical(More)
A major cause of cerebral ischemia is overactivation of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs). Therefore, NMDAR antagonists are needed for the treatment of cerebral ischemia. In our research, KuB protected the SH-SY5Y cells against NMDA-induced injury, apoptosis, LDH release and MMP loss. In addition, KuB could decrease MDA levels while increasing SOD(More)
AIMS Compound MQA (1,5-O-dicaffeoyl-3-O-[4-malic acid methyl ester]-quinic acid) is a natural derivative of caffeoylquinic acid isolated from Arctium lappa L. roots. However, we know little about the effects of MQA on the central nervous system. This study aims to investigate the neuroprotective effects and underlying mechanisms of MQA against the(More)
Oxidative stress mediates the cell damage in several neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed at investigating the protective effects of Kukoamine B (KuB) against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induced cell injury and potential mechanisms in SH-SY5Y cells. Our results(More)
Oxidative stress has been confirmed as a contribution to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of many neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Caffeoylquinic acids (CQAs) are considered to have anti-oxidative stress ability in a previous study, but the structure–activity relationships (SARs) of CQAs in neuroprotective(More)