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The current study was performed to investigate mitochondrial protection and anti-aging activity of Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) and the potential underlying mechanism. Lipid peroxidation of liver and brain mitochondria was induced by Fe(2+)-Vit C in vitro. Thiobarbituric acid (TBA) colorimetry was used to measure the content of thiobarbituric acid(More)
It is well known that different genotypes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) have a different sensitivity to interferon-alpha or lamivudine (nucleoside analogue) antiviral therapy. However, for adefovir dipivoxil (ADV, a nucleotide analogue), the antiviral response of the different genotypes remains to be clarified. In order to evaluate the response of HBV(More)
Previous studies indicated that the human X-ray repair complementing group 3 gene (XRCC3) plays an important role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility. We aimed to investigate the association of XRCC3 genetic polymorphism with HCC risk. This study was conducted in a Chinese Han population consisting of 300 HCC cases and 300 sex- and age-matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of HBV genotypes on their response to adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) antiviral therapy. METHODS HBV genotypes from 177 HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were identified and the patients were treated with ADV 10 mg per day for 48 weeks. The clinical data in terms of serum HBV DNA seroclearance, mean HBV DNA(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the mechanism for adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) resistance occurred in chronic hepatitis B patients of a series of phase III clinical trails. METHODS 30 resistant HBV strains were selected out from 177 cases of ADV treated chronic hepatitis B patients. HBV polymerase RT region were amplified by nested PCR and analyzed with the standard(More)
BACKGROUND Fever of unknown origin (FUO) has always been a challenging problem for physicians since it was first reported half a century ago. This study aimed to investigate the clinical features of FUO and to compare the clinical significance of the classical diagnostic criteria and the Chinese revised diagnostic criteria of FUO. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The regenerating gene (Reg), encoding lectin-related protein, was originally isolated from a rat regenerating pancreatic islets. Interleukin-22 (IL-22), a recently identified cytokine, is produced by Th 17 cells and natural killer cells. Both of them have been shown to play an important role in controlling tissue repair. But, it is unclear(More)
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