Weifang Zhang

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BACKGROUND Our previous studies suggested that deoxyschizandrin (DSD) and schisantherin A (STA) may have cardioprotective effects, but information in this regard is lacking. Therefore, we explored the protective role of DSD and STA in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Anesthetized male rats were treated once with(More)
Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a multisystem disorder characterized by widespread hamartomas in multiple organs, including the skeleton. We present a case of bone involvement in a patient with TS and concomitant pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Bone scintigraphy is useful in distinguishing the TS bone lesions from osteoblastic metastases.
In the present study, an offline analytical method combining β1-adrenergic receptor/cell membrane chromatography (β1-AR/CMC) with ultra-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS) was used for direct recognition, separation, and identification of β1-AR inhibitors from Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss) Benth, by which rutaecarpine and evodiamine(More)
The present study explored the effect of ghrelin in protecting neurons from apoptosis in sepsis-associated encephalopathy. Ghrelin (100 nM) increased the cell viability treated with lipopolysaccharide (1.0 μg/ml, 24 h). The expression of p-Akt and Bcl-2 were decreased and caspase-3 increased both in lipopolysaccharide-treated primary hippocampal cultures(More)
Several conditions that can cause diffuse hepatic or splenic uptake of Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) have been previously reported. Nevertheless, diffuse abnormal liver and spleen uptake of Tc-99m MDP associated with intravenous injection of magnetic resonance imaging contrast gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid is not previously(More)
Many epidemiological investigations have consistently demonstrated the immunotoxicity of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), but the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear and needs to be elucidated. In this work, the immune cells, including pulmonary macrophages of SD rats and Raw264.7 cells, were applied to further investigate the effect of PM2.5 on(More)
Solitary fibrous tumor of the liver was rarely documented. F-FDG PET/CT imaging of malignant hepatic solitary fibrous tumor in a 49-year-old male patient was reported. The multifocal hepatic lesions demonstrated avid FDG uptake. FDG PET/CT might be potentially useful in the differentiation of benign and malignant solitary fibrous tumor.
This paper presents a novel framework for probabilistic crack size quantification using fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors. The key idea is to use a high-order extended finite element method (XFEM) together with a transfer (T)-matrix method to analyze the reflection intensity spectra of FBG sensors, for various crack sizes. Compared with the standard FEM,(More)
A general framework for structural fatigue life evaluation under fatigue cyclic loading using limited sensor data is proposed in this paper. First, limited sensor data are measured from various sensors which are preset on the complex structure. Then the strain data at remote spots are used to obtain the strain responses at critical spots by the(More)
Achieving a (⁹⁹m)Tc-labeled fluoroquinolone derivative as a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tracer is considered to be of great interest. The norfloxacin dithiocarbamate (NFXDTC) was synthesized and radiolabeled with a [(⁹⁹m)TcN]²(+) intermediate to form the (⁹⁹m)TcN-NFXDTC complex in high yield. The radiochemical purity of(More)