Xiao-juan Ma

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of drug-containing serum of Chinese herbal compound, Xiongshao Capsule (, XS, for activating-blood) and Huanglian Capsule (, HL, for dispellingtoxin) on the oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-induced inflammatory factors in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS Thirty-two rats were randomly(More)
In insulin-secreting cells, expression of NADPH oxidase (NOX), a potent source of ROS, has been reported, along with controversial findings regarding its function. Here, the role of NOXs was investigated: first by expression and cellular localization in mouse and human pancreatic islets, and then by functional studies in islets isolated from Nox(More)
Through summarizing the literatures concerning basic and clinical study on the correlation between blood-stasis syndrome (BSS) and inflammation, reviewing close correlation of BSS with C-reaction protein, serum interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor and adhesion molecules, it was found that promoting blood circulation and removing stasis approaches could(More)
The sodium iodide symporter (NIS) present in the membranes of thyroid cells is responsible for the capacity of the thyroid to concentrate iodide. This allows treatment of thyroid cancers with (131)I. We propose to enlarge the therapeutic strategy to hepatocellular carcinomas by using hepatoma-specific promoter and enhancer for targeted radiotherapy. We(More)
Channel gating in response to extracellular ATP is a fundamental process for the physiological functions of P2X receptors. Here we identify coordinated allosteric changes in the left flipper (LF) and dorsal fin (DF) domains that couple ATP-binding to channel gating. Engineered disulphide crosslinking or zinc bridges between the LF and DF domains that(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the differential gene expression profiles in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients of blood-stasis syndrome (BSS) by oligonucleotide microarray technique, and the clinical significance of target gene. METHODS Subjects were assigned to CHD patients with BSS (n=8), CHD patients without BSS (n=8), and BSS patients without CHD (n=8)(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is still the leading factor causing crippling and death in cardiovascular disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can significantly reduce inpatient mortality and incidence of complication. But owing to the existence of restenosis, in-stent thrombosis, etc., recurrent post-PCI cardiovascular events and high(More)
AIMS Estrogen plays a protective role in atherosclerosis. Our preliminary work demonstrated that the active conformation of Tanshinone IIA(TanIIA) is similar to the 17β-estradiol and it can bind to the estrogen receptor. Here, we hypothesized that Tanshinone IIA might have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects in atherosclerosis, mediated through(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the synergistic protection of Danhong Injection (丹红注射液, DHI) and ischemic postconditioning on myocardial reperfusion injury in minipigs. METHODS Acute myocardial infarction model was made by balloon occlusion in left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) of minipigs, and then postconditioning was simulated through(More)
BACKGROUND Peanut allergy is one of the most serious food allergies, and Ara h 2 is one of the most important peanut allergens as it is recognised by serum immunoglobulin E from more than 90% of peanut-allergic individuals. Dynamic high-pressure microfluidisation has been widely used in food processing as a new technology. The aim of this study was to(More)