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The aim of the present study was to investigate the apoptosis of human ovarian cancer cell lines, A2780 and CP70, induced by a novel curcumin analogue, B19. The proliferation of cells was detected with methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay and apoptosis was examined by flow cytometry. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)(More)
OBJECTIVES The pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of icariin propylene glycol-liposome suspension (ICA-PG-liposomes) have been investigated. METHODS ICA-PG-liposomes or ICA-PG-solution were prepared and intraperitoneally injected to mice. Morphology and size distribution of ICA-PG-liposomes were observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and(More)
Many traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors sustain neurological disability and cognitive impairments due to the lack of defined therapies to reduce TBI-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. Exogenous basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) has been shown to have neuroprotective function in brain injury. The present study therefore investigates the(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) may protect stroke patients from cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we report the intranasal use of novel nanoliposomes for the brain delivery of bFGF in a rat model of cerebral I/R. Compared with free bFGF, nanoliposomal therapy was able to significantly improve bFGF accumulation in brain(More)
Acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) has shown the great potential to prevent the structural and functional injuries caused by diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). The present study sought to investigate the preclinical performance and mechanism of the combination therapy of aFGF-nanoparticles (aFGF-NP) and ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD)(More)
The blood–spinal cord barrier (BSCB) plays important roles in the recovery of spinal cord injury (SCI), and caveolin-1 is essential for the integrity and permeability of barriers. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is an important neuroprotective protein and contributes to the survival of neuronal cells. This study was designed to investigate whether(More)
CONTEXT Theanine, an additive, holds several effects on the central nervous system without toxicity and affects CNS drugs. Theanine bilaterally alters β wave of the EEG with or without caffeine and pentobarbital-induced locomotor activity. Theanine also enhances hypnosis of pentobarbital sodium (PB) and antidepression of midazolam, suggesting there are(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the curative effects of pirfenidone (PF) on pulmonary fibrosis induced by paraquat (PQ) in mice and to provide the theoretical basis for clinical treatment. METHODS Ninety adult healthy male ICR mice were randomly divided into six groups: control group, PQ group, 2 mg/kg Dexamethasone group, 25 mg/kg PF group, 50 mg/kg PF group and 100(More)
Although intranasal delivery bypasses the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical location of the olfactory mucosa and respiratory airflow interference lead to less brain-targeted drug delivery. In addition to intranasal delivery, evidence indicates that facial intradermal injection might be a novel strategy for bypassing the BBB via the trigeminal nerve(More)
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