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BACKGROUND Anti-inflammation via inhibition of NF-κB pathways in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is one therapeutic approach to hepatic fibrosis. Tanshinone IIA (C19H18O3, Tan IIA) is a lipophilic diterpene isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, with reported anti-inflammatory activity. We tested whether Tan IIA could inhibit HSC activation. MATERIALS AND(More)
Glioblastoma remains among the most devastating cancers with a median survival of less than 15 months and virtually no survival beyond five years. Currently, the treatment of glioma includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and comprehensive treatment. Intrinsic or acquired resistance to TMZ, is one of the greatest obstacles in successful GB(More)
So far, the prognostic value of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) expressions in patients with gliomas has been widely reported, especially in China. But, the results were inconsistent. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the correlation of MMP-2 and TIMP-2 expressions with the(More)
Cannabinoid CB1 receptors are implicated in various forms of learning and memory, including acquisition and reinstatement of cocaine-associated memory. However, roles of CB1 receptors in consolidation and extinction processes of cocaine-associated memory and the brain areas potentially involved remain unknown. This study examined the effect of rimonabant, a(More)
This study was designed to investigate mechanisms of the protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza polysaccharide (SMPS) against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced immunological liver injury (ILI) in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-primed mice. Two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein on the release of cytokines of human umbilic vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS HUVECs were cultured and then divided into the following groups. (1) Recombinant HMGB1 protein of the terminal(More)
BACKGROUND Long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) PCA3 has been a well-established urine biomarker for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa). Our previous study showed a novel LncRNA FR0348383 is up-regulated in over 70% of PCa compared with matched benign tissues. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of urinary FR0348383 for men undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the underlying mechanisms of the protective effects of Dingxin Recipe (: , DXR), a Chinese compound prescription that has been used clinically in China for more than 20 years, on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced arrhythmias in rat model. METHODS A total of 30 rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham group, I/R group, and(More)
The expression and role of periostin in meningiomas remains unknown. Tissue specimens of 175 convexity meningiomas were immunohistochemically examined with antibodies against periostin and Ki67. The expression levels of periostin and Ki67 were compared among different WHO groups. The role of periostin and Ki67 in postoperative prognosis of meningiomas was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the synergistic effect of recombinant human high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on the release of interleukin-8 (IL-8) and monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) in human umbilic vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and explore the role of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) signal transduction in(More)