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BACKGROUND Aneurysms of the PICA are uncommon. Most of them arise at the PICA origin from the VA, whereas distal PICA aneurysms are exceptional. A retrospective analysis of 457 patients with SAH treated in our hospital found 5 patients with 6 distal PICA aneurysms (approximately 1% of SAHs). CASE DESCRIPTION All patients were female, with a mean age of 54(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation has shown great promises for treating various central nervous system (CNS) diseases. However, poor viability of transplanted MSCs in injured CNS has limited the therapeutic efficiency. Oxidative stress is one of major mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of CNS diseases and has a negative impact on(More)
A fed-batch fermentation of Lactobacillus lactis to produce l-lactic acid was developed in which the residual glucose concentration in the culture was used to control a continuous feeding strategy. Up to 210 g l-lactic acid l−1 (97% yield) was obtained. The maximal dry cell was 2.7 g l−1 and the average l-lactic acid productivity was 2.2 g l−1 h−1.
The oncogene Golgi phosphoprotein 3 (GOLPH3) has been found in several solid cancers, but its expression in glioma tumor tissues is unknown. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot was used to investigate expression of GOLPH3 mRNA and protein, respectively, in 76 patients with glioma. Non-cancerous brain issues and lung cancer cells(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Short-term combined use of clopidogrel and aspirin improves cerebrovascular outcomes in patients with symptomatic extracranial or intracranial stenosis. Antiplatelet non-responsiveness is related to recurrent ischemic events, but the culprit genetic variants responsible for the non-responsiveness have not been well studied. We aimed(More)
The migration of dendritic cells (DCs) from the site of antigen-encounter to regional lymphoid organs is crucial for DCs to function as potent antigen-presenting cells. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is critically for DCs migration across extracellular matrix (ECM). We verified in previous studies that hypoxia diminished the production of MMP-9 in human(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous microballoon compression (PMC) for trigeminal neuralgia is an important therapeutic method. The aim of this study was to review the effects of PMC for trigeminal neuralgia in 276 patients. METHODS From December 2000 to May 2003, 276 patients with trigeminal neuralgia were treated with PMC. The course of the disease ranged from 3(More)
The extraction of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) including polysaccharides and proteins from aerobic biofilms using either EDTA or NaOH was enhanced by alternating current especially within the first 0.5 h of current application. At 60 mA and 50 Hz, the average extraction rate of polysaccharides within the first 0.5 h using EDTA was 8.3 mg h−1 g(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical features and treatment of cystic acoustic neuroma. METHODS Twenty-two patients with cystic acoustic neuromas were diagnosed by CT and MRI preoperatively, and the tumors were resected by retrosigmoid approach, and verified by pathological studies. RESULTS Of the 22 patients, 18 had tumors totally resected (postoperative(More)
The effects of initial glucose concentration and calcium lactate concentration on the lactic acid production by the parent strain, Lactobacillus lactis BME5-18, were studied. The results of the experiments indicated that glucose and lactate repressed the cell growth and the lactic acid production by Lactobacillus lactis BME5-18. A L(+)-lactic acid(More)