Xiao-yun Zhao

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AIMS This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of gene therapy mediated by ultrasound-targeted SonoVue using the herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase (TSV-TK) driven by the kinase insert domain receptor (KDR) promoter (KDR-TK) for the treatment of ovarian carcinomas in nude mice. The optimized conditions for gene transfection were also explored. (More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of melatonin (MT) on the abnormal reactivity of thoracic aorta and pulmonary artery induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups randomly: (1) Vehicle group; (2) LPS group: LPS (4 mg/kg, i.p.); (3) LPS+MT group: MT (5 mg/ml, i.p.) was given 30(More)
Epidemic investigations reveal an intimate interrelationship between pain and depression. The effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on pain or depression has been demonstrated individually, but its effect on pain-depression dyad is unknown. Our study aimed to screen a dominant EA frequency on pain-depression dyad and determine the validity of acupoint selection(More)
Free-standing boron nanocages or borospherenes have been observed recently for B40(-) and B40. There is evidence that a family of borospherenes may exist. However, the smallest borospherene is still not known. Here, we report experimental and computational evidence of a seashell-like borospherene cage for B28(-) and B28. Photoelectron spectrum of B28(-)(More)
AIM To explore the effect of sulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide (sCCK-8) on cardiac functions and its receptor mechanism in endotoxic shock (ES) rats. METHODS The changes of the mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), the left ventricular pressure (LVP) and the maximal/minimum rate of LVP (+/-LVdp/dt(max))) were measured by using physiological(More)
To investigate the role of activated nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) in experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), the activity and protein expression of NF-kappaB p65 in rat brain tissues, which were extracted from EAE rats at 1, 7, 14 and 21 d respectively after EAE was induced by CFA-GPSCH, were measured with electrophoretic mobility shift assay(More)
AIM To observe the dynamic changes of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA and protein express in subfornical organ in rats with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) to confirm that SFO is one of the sites for blood-bearing signaling molecules entering into brain. METHODS EAE was induced by CFA-GPSCH on Wistar rats, we observed the levels of HO-1 mRNA(More)
BACKGROUND Under an insulin resistance (IR) state, overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be playing a major role in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction, hypertension and atherosclerosis. Recently, increasing attention has been drawn to the beneficial effects of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the cardiovascular system. This study aimed to(More)
The recently observed cage-like borospherenes D2d B40-/0 and C3/C2 B39- have attracted considerable attention in chemistry and materials science. Based on extensive global minimum searches and first-principles theory calculations, we present herein the possibility of cage-like Cs B39+ (1) and Cs B39+ (2) which possess five hexagonal and heptagonal faces and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of CO on femoral vasorelaxation in diabetic rats. METHODS Using isolated vascular ring tension detecting technique, cumulative relaxation responses of femoral arteries to 10(-8) - 10(-4) mol/L acetylcholine (ACh) were measured. The content of COHb in blood was detected. RESULTS Diabetic animals expressed lower weight(More)