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This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of astragaloside IV (AS IV) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injury in H9C2 cardiomyocytes. H9C2 Cardiomyocytes were cultured with LPS (10 μg·mL(-1)) for 4 h and treated with AS IV at 50, 100, and 150 μmol·L(-1) for various durations. Cell viability was determined by MTT. The content of released(More)
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV), one of the major active constituents of Astragalus membranaceus in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been widely used to treat ischemic diseases. However, the potential mechanism is this action is unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that AS-IV might promote angiogenesis through multiple signaling pathways. Our data(More)
Endothelial injury plays an important role in atherosclerosis (AS). Kangshuanyihao formula uses therapeutic principles from Chinese medicine to supplement Qi, thereby promoting blood circulation, and remove blood stasis. The mechanism by which the formula inhibits endothelial injury was examined in a rat model of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD3)(More)
AIM To investigate the different effects of salvianolic acid and notoginseng triterpenes on proliferation, angiogenesis and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in EA-hy926 cells in vitro. METHODS EA-hy926 cells were cultured in vitro. Salvianolic acid and notoginseng triterpenes at concentrations of 0.4, 0.8 and 1.2 mg·L(-1) were used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To directly inject recombinant pcDNA3.1-VEGF165 plasmid into degeneration intervertebral disc and explore its effects on vascular buds of vertebral cartilage endplate and intervertebral disc in rabbits. METHODS Rabbits were randomly assigned into the experimental and control groups (n = 10 each). For the experimental group, the animals were(More)
BACKGROUND In a meta-analysis, we investigated the effects of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in comparison to placebo or other classes of antihypertensive drugs on endothelial function, which was measured by brachial flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). METHODS We searched for randomized controlled trials that compared ARBs with placebo or other(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess a multi-center study effectiveness of clinical pathways based on integrative medicine (IM) for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS A combined method of historical control study and clinical study on concurrent control was used. After the standard management for clinical pathways was carried out in four hospitals at home, the(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the effect of pcDNA3.1-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)165 vector on vertebral cartilage endplate vascular buds and intervertebral discs. METHODS Rabbits were randomly assigned to the control and experimental groups with 10 in each. In the experimental group, we anesthetized the rabbits and exposed the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the influence of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene polymorphism on the lipid metabolism regulatory effect of Xuezhikang Capsule (XZKC). METHODS ApoE polymorphism of 74 patients with hyperlipidemia was detected by gene sequencing method, and their plasma levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high- and low-density lipoprotein(More)
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