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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) displays vasodilative, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective activities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of H2S on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats and its possible mechanisms. Fifty-four pathogen-free Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: control,(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) has been widely prescribed in traditional folk medicine for treatment of hepatic and cardiovascular diseases in China and other Asian countries for several hundred years. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty male mice were randomly divided into five groups: control, iron overload, low-dose Danshen(More)
Image registration is fundamental and crucial to remote sensing. However getting highly accurate registration performance automatically and fast for large-field images consistently is a challenge. As a work around to this problem, we propose a new image registration concept based on visual attention in this paper. This concept employs the advantages of(More)
Tumor microenvironment plays a critical role in tumor initiation and progression. Components in the microenvironment can modulate the growth of tumor cells, their ability to progress and metastasize. A major venue of communication between tumor cells and their microenvironment is through polypeptide growth factors and receptors for these growth factors.(More)
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Hypothesis / aims of study Substance P and related neuropeptides are expressed in bladder afferent neurons and released in the bladder by capsaicin-induced stimulation of nociceptive afferent nerves. Substance P activates multiple neurokinin receptors (NK1, NK2 and NK3) and may function as a neurotransmitter in the peripheral and central nervous system.(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor of increased morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), a pacemaker-based therapy for dyssynchronous heart failure, improves cardiac performance and quality of life, but its effect on mortality in patients with diabetes is uncertain. METHODS We(More)
Nowadays, essential oils are recognized as safe substances and can be used as antibacterial additives. Salvia sclarea is one of the most important aromatic plants cultivated world-wide as a source of essential oils. In addition to being flavoring foods, Salvia sclarea essential oil can also act as antimicrobials and preservatives against food spoilage.(More)