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The excessive activation of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)/nitric oxide (NO) pathway has been proposed to be involved in the neuropathology of various neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, NO was found to mediate glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in primary cultured neurons. Compared with the NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor,(More)
Here we report that bis(7)-tacrine, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, exerts neuroprotective effects by inhibition of nitric oxide synthase. In cortical neurons at 12 days in vitro, bis(7)-tacrine concentration-dependently reduced cell death induced by glutamate, beta-amyloid and L-arginine, but not by nitric sodium nitroprusside.(More)
We propose a reconstruction method of surface morphology using a combination of secondary and back-scattered electron signals from the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Compared with multiple-detector methods, the proposed system requires only conventional secondary and backscattered electron detectors for a line profile reconstruction in one direction.(More)
It is still a great challenge to apply therapeutic concentration of anti-cancer drugs to the tumor site with low system toxicity. An in situ administration strategy was applied to reverse the aerobic glycolysis of tumor in vivo for the first time. Controlled release of therapeutic concentration of dichloroacetate (DCA) from polylactide (PLA) electrospun(More)
Curcumin, a traditional medicine, exhibits anti-carcinogenic properties in various cell lines and animals. As a phenolic compound, curcumin is light-sensitive and photoactived curcumin exhibits a greater anticancer effect compared with curcumin alone. However, the mechanisms by which curcumin inhibits tumor cell growth in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma(More)
This communication describes the use of polyelectrolyte multilayer as a preformed matrix in electrochemical deposition to adjust the morphology of gold clusters, and only the surface covered with dendritic gold clusters shows a super-hydrophobic property, with the contact angle above 150 degrees and the tilt angle less than 1.5 degrees , after the surface(More)
In this paper, a novel model for predicting anesthesia depth is put forward based on local field potentials (LFPs) in the primary visual cortex (V1 area) of rats. The model is constructed using a Support Vector Machine (SVM) to realize anesthesia depth online prediction and classification. The raw LFP signal was first decomposed into some special scaling(More)
BACKGROUND Biclustering algorithm can find a number of co-expressed genes under a set of experimental conditions. Recently, differential co-expression bicluster mining has been used to infer the reasonable patterns in two microarray datasets, such as, normal and cancer cells. METHODS In this paper, we propose an algorithm, DECluster, to mine Differential(More)
PEGylated click polypeptides (PEG-CPs) containing α-amino side groups as well as PEG segments are designed for selective endotoxin removal from protein solutions. The PEG-CPs are synthesized via copper-free thermal click copolymerization from aspartic (or glutamic) acid-based dialkyne and diazide monomers (containing free amino side groups) and(More)
A novel strategy for combination chemotherapy (platinum and demethylcantharidin) via a polymer-(tandem drugs) conjugate for enhanced cancer treatment is demonstrated. Cisplatin can be released inside cell by reduction to attack DNA, while DMC will be hydrolyzed subsequently to block DNA-damage-induced defense mechanisms by serine/threonine phosphatase PP2A(More)