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Oleanolic acid (OA) is a natural triterpenoid, which has been used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of liver disorders for many years. Its pharmacological activities have been the focus of intense research in recent years. However, there is little research on the antioxidant activities of OA. In the present study, we aim to investigate whether OA(More)
Genetic engineering of Clostridium cellulolyticum has been developed slowly compared with that of other clostridial species, and one of the major reasons might be the restriction and modification (RM) system which degrades foreign DNA. Here, a putative MspI endonuclease gene, ccel2866, was inactivated by a ClosTron-based gene disruption method. The(More)
The principal acute mode of action of inhaled phosgene gas is related to an increase alveolar fluid exudation under pathologic conditions. This paper considers some aspects in modeling phosgene-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in an acute rat bioassay and whether edema formation can be modulated by inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Protein analysis in(More)
Phosgene is a poorly water-soluble gas penetrating the lower respiratory tract which can induce acute lung injury characterized by a latent phase of fatal pulmonary edema. Pulmonary edema caused by phosgene is believed to be a consequence of oxidative stress and inflammatory responses. Ethyl pyruvate (EP) has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and(More)
An economical method for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass is to use plants as bioreactors for cellulases production. Two bacterial thermostable cellulases (E2 and E3) and a E3-E2 fusion form were expressed in tobacco, driven by a double 35S promoter and 5′ TEV-UTL. The enzymes were targeted to the apoplast and cytosol via 5′ signal peptides and 3′(More)
The mechanism of phosgene-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remains unclear and it is still lack of effective treatments. Previous study indicated that oxidative stress was involved in phosgene-induced ALI. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has been proved to be an anti-inflammatory agent and a potent free radical scavenger. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Phosgene inhalation results in acute lung injury (ALI) mostly, pulmonary edema and even acute respiratory distress syndrome, but there is no specific antidote. Inflammatory cells play an important role in the ALI caused by phosgene. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a critical factor for inflammatory organ injury. We hypothesized that(More)
A novel method of CE coupled with dual electrochemical detection has been developed for the determination of pathological metabolites of phenylalanine in urine samples. Factors influencing the separation and detection were examined and optimized. Five aromatic acid metabolites and a major coexisting interfering compound uric acid could be well separated(More)
Combinations of antioxidants are believed to be more effective than single antioxidant because when antioxidants are combined they support each other synergistically to create a magnified effect. Discovering the enhancer effects or synergies between bioactive components is valuable for resisting oxidative stress and improving health benefits. The aim of(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe clinical therapeutic effect of substance-partitioned moxibustion on primary dysmenorrhea (PD). Methods One hundred and thirty-eight cases of PD were randomly divided into two groups, the treatment group (n=78) were treated with substance-partitioned moxibustion at Guanyuan (CV 4) and Shenque (CV 8), once a day; and the control group(More)