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OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence and epidemiological characteristics of Kawasaki Disease (KD) in Sichuan province of China. METHODS The questionnaire and diagnostic guideline for KD provided by Japan Kawasaki Disease Research Center (JKDRC) were used for the questionnaire investigation in pediatric departments of all hospitals in Sichuan province(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of prenatal exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on blood pressure and body weight of offspring in rats. METHODS Sixteen healthy, pregnant rats were randomly divided into 2 groups. The rats in the LPS group were injected intraperitoneally with LPS (0.79 mg/kg) on the d 8, d 10, and d 12 of gestation. Those in the control(More)
Brachypodium distachyon L., a model plant for cereal crops, has become important as an alternative and potential biofuel grass. In plants, N-glycosylation is one of the most common and important protein modifications, playing important roles in signal recognition, increase in protein activity, stability of protein structure, and formation of tissues and(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2008, severe cases of emerging human adenovirus (HAdV) type 55 (HAdV-55) were reported sporadically in China. But no comparative studies had been conducted to discern the differences in epidemiologic and clinical abnormalities between HAdV-55 and other types (HAdV-7, HAdV-3, HAdV-14, HAdV-50, and HAdV-C). METHODS A multicenter(More)
1. The haplogroups and polymorphisms of mitochondrial (mt) DNA are associated with longevity. This association is highly geographically dependent. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between mtDNA haplogroups, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and longevity in the Chinese Uygur population. 2. Ninety-eight Uygur Chinese(More)
Prenatal exposure to inflammation produces offspring that are hypertensive in adulthood. This study explored alterations of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) during the development of hypertension induced by prenatal exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In addition, the effects of an inhibitor of the nuclear transcription factor (NF)-kappaB (pyrrolidine(More)
AIM To study the anti-HBV effect of liposome-encapsulated matrine (Lip-M) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS 2.2.15 cell line was cultured in vitro to observe the effect of Lip-M and matrine on the secretion of HBsAg and HBeAg. The toxicity of Lip-M and matrine to 2.2.15 cell line was also studied by MTT method. In in vivo study, drug treatment experiment was(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate the effects and mechanisms of polydatin (PD) in septic mice. The model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP-)induced sepsis was employed. Pretreatment of mice with PD (15, 45, and 100 mg/kg) dose-dependently reduced sepsis-induced mortality and lung injury, as indicated by alleviated lung pathological changes(More)
AIMS Activation of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF) is a hallmark in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH). microRNAs play a significant role in regulating proliferation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) in pulmonary hypertension. Previous studies have shown that HIF-1β is a target of miR-103/107. In this present study, we aimed to(More)
Mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms (mtSNPs) have been reported to associate with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but mtSNPs appear to be considerably different among different populations and regions. To determine mtSNPs in Chinese Han patients with T2DM, the entire sequences of the mitochondrial genomes from 72 T2DM Chinese (59 +/- 4 years) and(More)