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Analysis of the explanted hearts from heart transplant recipients provides valuable clinical samples, which can be used to study the anatomy and pathology of the heart. PubMed database was employed as the article source of this review. This article summarized the processing methods of the explanted heart, including dissection, histopathologic examination,(More)
A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of benflumetol in human plasma is described. Benflumetol in plasma samples was extracted with a glacial acetic acid-ethyl acetate (1:100, v/v) mixture at pH 4.0. Chromatography was performed on a Spherisorb C18 column using a methanol-water-glacial acetic acid-diethyl(More)
Complex antagonistic interactions between Selenium (Se) and heavy metals have been reported in previous studies. However, little is known regarding the effects of Se on lead (Pb)-induced toxicity and the ion profile in the muscles of chickens. In this present study, we fed chickens either Se or Pb or both Se and Pb supplement and later analyzed the(More)
Liver fibrosis assessment by biopsy and conventional staining scores is based on histopathological criteria. Variations in sample preparation and the use of semi-quantitative histopathological methods commonly result in discrepancies between medical centers. Thus, minor changes in liver fibrosis might be overlooked in multi-center clinical trials, leading(More)
To use Langendorff model to investigate whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) attenuates post-ischemic mechanical dysfunction on isolated rat heart and to explore possible mechanisms. SD rats were randomly divided into RIPC group, RIPC + norepinephrine (NE) depletion group, RIPC + pertussis toxin (PTX) pretreatment group, ischemia/reperfusion group(More)
Left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is a particular severe phenotype of coronary artery disease (CAD) and heritability. Interleukin (IL) may play important roles in the pathogenesis of CAD. Although several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in IL related genes have been evaluated for their roles in inflammatory diseases and CAD(More)
To inhibit the immune inflammation in the allografts can be beneficial to organ transplantation. This study aims to induce the donor antigen specific regulatory T cells (Treg cell) inhibit the immune inflammation in the allograft heart. In this study, peripheral exosomes were purified from the mouse serum. A heart transplantation mouse model was developed.(More)
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is a particularly severe phenotypic form of CAD and has a genetic basis. We hypothesized that some inflammation- and hyperhomocysteinemia-related gene polymorphisms may contribute to LMCAD susceptibility in a Chinese population. We(More)
BACKGROUND This study was aimed to investigate the clinical relevance between glycoprotein Ia (GPIA) rs1126643C/T polymorphism and the outcome of coronary artery disease after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and explore the involved potential mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS We genotyped GPIA rs1126643 polymorphism of 1592 patients who(More)