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Although the mechanism underlying C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) beneficial effects is not entirely understood, modulating the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)/tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) may play an important role. The study presented herein was designed as a first demonstration of the regulative effects of CNP on(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71), as a member of the Picornaviridae family, is characterized by a single positive-strand genomic RNA known to cause hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children. Since the first identification of EV71 infection in California in 1969, periodic epidemics have broken out worldwide [1]. In China, the first EV71 strain was isolated in(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS This study established a simple stereological method to obtain quantitative information about two- or three-dimensional structures based on observations from kidney sections in the unilateral ureteral obstruction(UUO) model. RESULTS Tubulointerstitial area(TA) and TA/the area of a rectangular field(RA) were raised gradually, but(More)
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