Xiu-Mei Sun

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The appearance of cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery in the absence of focal neurologic signs, a poorly understood but potentially devastating complication, almost certainly results from procedure-related brain injury. Confirmation of the occurrence of perioperative silent brain injury has been developed through advances in magnetic resonance(More)
A novel method using ethanol was proposed for extracting lipids from wet microalga Picochlorum sp. at room temperature and pressure. In this study, Central Composite design (CCD) was applied to investigate the optimum conditions of lipid extraction. The results revealed that the solvent to biomass ratio had the largest effect on lipid extraction efficiency,(More)
Anxa2 is dysregulated in many types of carcinomas and implicated in several pivotal biological functions, such as angiogenesis, cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. We previously demonstrated that upregulation of Anxa2 enhances the proliferation and invasion of breast cancer cells. However, the detailed mechanism remains unclear. In this study,(More)
Lipid production is an important indicator for assessing microalgal species for biodiesel production. In this work, the effects of medium composition on lipid production by Scenedesmus sp. were investigated using the response surface methodology. The results of a Plackett-Burman design experiment revealed that NaHCO₃, NaH₂PO4·2H₂O and NaNO₃ were three(More)
Two di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)-degrading strains, designated as S-3 and H-2, were isolated from DBP-polluted soil and both identified as Paenibacillus sp. When DBP was provided as the sole carbon source, about 45.5 and 71.7 % of DBP (100 mg/L) were degraded by strain S-3 and H-2, respectively, after incubation for 48 h. However, DBP (100 mg/L) was degraded(More)
BACKGROUND Over the years, the mechanical ventilation (MV) strategy has changed worldwide. The aim of the present study was to describe the ventilation practices, particularly lung-protective ventilation (LPV), among brain-injured patients in China. METHODS This study was a multicenter, 1-day, cross-sectional study in 47 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across(More)
The inhibition of apoptosis in cancer cells is the major pathological feature of hepatic carcinoma. Rosigli-tazone (RGZ), a ligand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ), has been shown to induce apoptosis in hepatic carcinoma cells. However, the mechanism underlying this effect remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to(More)
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