Xing Xia

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The behavioral, neurochemical and neuroendocrine effects of icariin isolated from Epimedium brevicornum were investigated in behavioral despair models of KunMing strain of male mice. Icariin was found to significantly shorten immobility time in the forced swimming test (FST) after orally administration for 21 consecutive days. Icarrin also produced a marked(More)
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Chronic mild stress (CMS) is suggested to produce abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. Therefore, compound that attenuates the neuroendocrinological alterations may have potential as antidepressant. The behavioral and neuroendocrinological effects of icariin, a major constituent of(More)
The expression of Ferroportin (Fpn) was examined at different time points in rats following focal cerebral ischemia treated with or without the traditional Chinese medicine Naotaifang. Initially, rats were randomly divided into 2, 6, 12, 24 and 72 h groups following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and the mRNA and protein level of Fpn was detected(More)
Preliminary draft. Please do not cite or circulate. We randomly evaluate a postwar program in northern Uganda designed to help poor unemployed women start nonfarm businesses and thus increase their incomes and autonomy. In 60 of 120 villages, the 15 most marginalized villagers (including some men) received five days of business training, $150, and ongoing(More)
Stratification is a distinctive feature of competitive education markets that can be explained by a preference for good peers. Learning externalities can lead students to care about the ability of their peers, resulting in across-school sorting by ability. This paper shows that a preference for good peers, and therefore stratification, can also emerge(More)
Mobile IPv6 is considered to be one of the key technologies for realizing mobile Internet which enables seamless communication between fixed line and wireless access networks. In this paper, we introduce the basic concept of Mobile IPv6 and describe the detail procedure of handoff of mobile terminal. We analyze its effectiveness of Mobile IPv6 handoff by(More)
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