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BACKGROUND Paeonia lactiflora Pall. (PLP), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been used for hepatic disease treatment over thousands of years. In our previous study, PLP was shown to demonstrate therapeutic effect on hepatitis with severe cholestasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidative effect of PLP on(More)
In this study, neuroprotective effect of tamoxifen has been explored in spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats by examining factors influencing IKK/NF-kB pathway in SCI in rats. It has been shown in several studies that IKK/NF-kB signaling pathway plays a key role in pathophysiology of SCI. In this study, three groups of rats (n = 17 each) were selected that(More)
Diabetes-associated cognitive dysfunction, referred as "diabetic encephalopathy", has been confirmed in a great deal of literature. Current evidence support that oxidative stress, inflammation, energy metabolism imbalance, and aberrant insulin signaling are associated with cognition deficits induced by diabetes. The present study explore the effect of(More)
The application of genome-wide expression profiling to determine how drugs achieve their therapeutic effect has provided the pharmaceutical industry with an exciting new tool for drug mode-of-action studies. We used DNA chip technology to study cellular responses to perturbations of ergosterol biosynthesis caused by the broad-spectrum antifungal agent(More)
The effects of HLA-identical sibling donor (ISD) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) on adults with intermediate- or high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the first complete remission (CR1) are well established. Previous single-center studies have demonstrated similar survival after unmanipulated haploidentical donor (HID) vs ISD HSCT for(More)
The ERK/HIF-1α signaling pathway is believed to play an important role in the genesis of progressive fibrosis. An increasing expression of HIF-1α and ERK accompanies CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in rats. Curcumin is verified to have antifibrotic effects in several kinds of liver fibrosis models. There is no specific evidence illustrating a connection between(More)
Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of large dosage of Chishao in formulae for treatment of cholestatic hepatitis. Methods. The major databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Chinese Biomedical Database Wanfang, VIP medicine information system, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure) were searched until January 2014. Randomized(More)
Histamine regulates neurotransmitter release in the central and peripheral nervous systems through H(3) presynaptic receptors. cDNAs coding for human, guinea pig and rat histamine H(3) receptors have recently been cloned. Cloning of rat and guinea pig H(3) receptors demonstrated the existence of multiple isoforms displaying deletions in the third(More)
BACKGROUND Large dose application of traditional Chinese medicines has attracted more and more attentions in recent years. However, the scientific connotation of large dose application has not been clarified so far. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effects of Chi-Dan-Tui-Huang decoction (CDTHD) against(More)
BACKGROUND Compound Kushen Injection (CKI) is a Chinese patent medicine approved by the China Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of various types of solid tumors. CKI, combined with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), is believed to increase the therapeutic efficacy of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We report an updated and(More)