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Limited population-based cancer registry data available in China until now has hampered efforts to inform cancer control policy. Following extensive efforts to improve the systematic cancer surveillance in this country, we report on the largest pooled analysis of cancer survival data in China to date. Of 21 population-based cancer registries, data from 17(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental and clinical studies showed that intraoperative infusion of remifentanil has been associated with postoperative hyperalgesia. Previous reports suggested that spinal N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors may contribute to the development and maintenance of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. In the present study, we used a rat model of(More)
BACKGROUND Cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 and produce analgesia in several pain models, but central side effects from cannabinoid 1 receptors limit their clinical use. Because of the pain-relieving effects of cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor agonists in inflammation pain, incision pain, and neuropathic pain models, we tested whether(More)
Cancer pain is one kind of the most common and severe kinds of chronic pain. No breakthrough regarding the mechanisms and therapeutics of cancer pains has yet been achieved. Based on the well established involvement of the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor containing NR2B in inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain and the effective pain relief obtained(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) is a member of the small proline-directed serine/threonine kinase family. Cdk5 is not involved in cell cycle regulation, but is implicated in neurodegenerative disorders. However, the role of Cdk5 in neuropathic pain remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the possibility that Cdk5 is involved in neuropathic pain in(More)
BACKGROUND The root of Polygala tenuifolia, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to improve memory and intelligence, while the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of senegenin, an component of Polygala tenuifolia root extracts, on cognitive dysfunction induced by hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is known to regulate cell growth, and it also participates in pain transmission as has been recently verified in inflammatory and neuropathic pain models. The targeting of mTOR represents a new strategy for the control of chronic pain. In the present study, we investigated the effect of mTOR in the(More)
A PAL gene designated as JcPAL1 was cloned from J. curcas L. The full-length is 2336 bp in size with one intron and two exons, encoding a polypeptide of 713 amino acids. Its 5′-upstream region is rich in putative cis-elements including not only PAL typical TATA box, L-box and transcriptional initiation site (TIS) but also light responding motifs. Expression(More)
Haemophilus ducreyi is an extracellular pathogen of human epithelial surfaces that resists human antimicrobial peptides (APs). The organism's genome contains homologs of genes sensitive to antimicrobial peptides (sap operon) in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. In this study, we characterized the sap-containing loci of H. ducreyi 35000HP and demonstrated(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the levels of the plasma biomarkers, cortisol, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, change in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD); thus, may serve as predictive factors for POCD. In total, 75 adolescent scoliosis patients,(More)