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OBJECTIVE Postconditioning is a novel approach to myocardial protection during ischemia reperfusion. Our study observed the effect of postconditioning on coronary blood flow velocity and endothelial function in patients who underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS Ninety-four patients with their first acute myocardial(More)
Efficient bacterial recombinational DNA repair involves rapid cycles of RecA filament assembly and disassembly. The RecX protein plays a crucial inhibitory role in RecA filament formation and stability. As the broken ends of DNA are tethered during homologous search, RecA filaments assembled at the ends are likely subject to force. In this work, we(More)
Since regional drug administration enables to maintain a high drug concentration within tumors, we compared the plasma concentration and biodistribution of doxorubicin (Dox) from drug-loaded conventional liposomes by local or systemic administration. The results demonstrated that drug concentration was substantially improved in liver as well as a decrease(More)
Double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) unconstrained by torsion undergoes an overstretching transition at about 65 pN, elongating the DNA to about 1.7-fold. Three possible structural transitions have been debated for the nature of DNA overstretching: (i) "peeling" apart of dsDNA to produce a peeled ssDNA strand under tension while the other strand coils, (ii)(More)
A novel all-aqueous process is described to form three-dimensional porous silk fibroin (SF) scaffolds, which not only avoided the use of organic solvents or harsh chemicals, but also can form scaffolds with various sizes and in large quantities. The scaffolds show a rough surface on the pores and the pores are highly interconnected. The porosity of the(More)
To evaluate the features of stent gap (SG) and the long-term impact of SG on in-stent restenosis (ISR) in patent stents. A total of 347 consecutive patients with 781 stents who underwent MDCT were assessed for SG and ISR. Clinical and stent features were compared between the SG and non-SG groups. In the follow-up study, among 82 patients with 175 patent(More)
Dendrobium officinale is a precious traditional Chinese medicinal plant because of its abundant polysaccharides found in stems. We determined the composition of water-soluble polysaccharides and starch content in D. officinale stems. The extracted water-soluble polysaccharide content was as high as 35% (w/w). Analysis of the composition of monosaccharides(More)
Although there are reports of miR-125b being dysregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC) and associated with CRC progression, little is known about its intrinsic regulatory mechanisms. Here we detected the expression of miR-125b in CRC tissues, subsequently investigated the effect of miR-125b on the proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle and metastasis on CRC(More)
Recent studies have revealed two distinct pathways for the DNA overstretching transition near 65 pN: 'unpeeling' of one strand from the other, and a transition from B-DNA to an elongated double-stranded 'S-DNA' form. However, basic questions concerning the dynamics of these transitions, relative stability of the two competing overstretched states, and(More)
Double-stranded DNA is a dynamic molecule whose structure can change depending on conditions. While there is consensus in the literature about many structures DNA can have, the state of highly-stretched DNA is still not clear. Several groups have shown that DNA in the torsion-unconstrained B-form undergoes an "overstretching" transition at a stretching(More)