Xiao Mei Shao

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The protective effects of huperzine A, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, on hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury were investigated in neonatal rats. A unilateral HI brain injury was produced by the ligation of left common carotid artery followed by 1 h hypoxia with 7.7% oxygen in 7-day-old rat pups. After 5 weeks, HI brain injury in rat pups resulted in(More)
The gastrointestinal tract is the largest surface area of the body and the primary site for microorganisms, foreign antigens and toxins to gain entry to the host's internal milieu. The use of enteral feedings enriched with immune-enhancing ingredients is attracting considerable interest because there is increasing application of enteral feeding and(More)
AIM To examine the process of change in hearing threshold during the neonatal period after perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia. METHODS The threshold of brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER) was measured serially during the first month after birth in 92 term babies who suffered hypoxia-ischaemia. RESULTS The mean BAER threshold in these babies was(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess functional integrity of the auditory brainstem in neonates with transient low Apgar scores. METHODS Forty-two term infants were studied with brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) using the maximum length sequence during the first month of life. All had transient low Apgar scores but no clinical signs of hypoxic-ischaemic(More)
The involvement of brain glycogen in the progress of chronic stress-induced impairment of hippocampal astrocyte structural plasticity and depression-like behavior is yet to be clarified. The present study designed three experiments to determine the role of brain glycogen in the plasticity and behavioral consequences of chronic stress. Time course studies on(More)
To pick up serum high risk lithogenic factors predisposing one to gallstone formation and protective factors against gallstone formation in gallbladder. We compared serum lipid and apolipoprotein level of patients with gallbladder stone (stone group) with that of patients without gallbladder stone (control group). The correlation between serum lipid,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the profile of lipidemia in patients with gallstones and the characteristics of lipidemia in different kinds of gallstone in gallbladder for predicting high risk subjects predisposed to gallstone formation by means of some serum parameters. METHODS Serum lipids and apolipoproteins levels in 47 patients with stone in gallbladder(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore gene expression of estrogen receptor (ERalpha, ERbeta) and androgen receptor (AR) in genioglossal muscle (GG) of adult male rats, and to investigate the effects of sex hormones on GG activities, ERalpha, ERbeta and AR expression. METHODS GG samples were collected from 10 healthy adult male rats. Total RNA were extracted and subjected(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of human adipose-derived stromal cells (hASCs) on the osteogenesis during the process of bone formation in vivo, and to lay the foundation of further investigations on the mechanism of in vivo osteogenesis of hASCs. METHODS hASCs were isolated from adipose tissue by the method of collagenase digestion, and were routinely(More)
The efficacy of oral cholelitholytic therapy with chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in 137 patients with gallstones was studied in relation to their CT patterns. The best dissolving results were obtained in patients with the stones in isodensity and faint category (< 50 Hu) on CT. The stones with high density or heterogeneous(More)