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Opioids are widely prescribed analgesics, but their use is limited due to development of tolerance and addiction, as well as high variability in individual response. The development of improved opioid analgesics requires high-throughput functional assays to assess large numbers of potential opioid ligands. In this study, we assessed the ability of a(More)
Elevated levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides, the main component of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, are the result of excessive β- and γ-cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and/or impaired Aβ clearance in the brain. It has been suggested that high concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH) in women contribute to increased Aβ generation(More)
Opioid efficacy on mu-receptor may be influenced by various Gi/o-G-protein subunits interacting with intracellular face of receptor. Pertussis toxin-insensitive Galphai1 and Galphai2 subunits tethered with mu-receptor were stably transfected into AtT20 cells to (i) determine coupling of different alpha-subunits on opioid efficacy, and (ii) determine(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are involved in the progression of ischemic brain injury and hence vascular dementia; however, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we have investigated the interrelationship between stress-responsive heme oxygenase (HO)-1 isoenzyme and TLR4 during chronic brain hypoperfusion. The right unilateral common carotid(More)
To determine the effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) and nilotinib (AMN107, Tasigna) alone or in combination on the proliferation and differentiation of primary leukemic cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in the blast crisis phase (CML-BC). Cells were isolated from the bone marrow of CML-BC patients and were treated with 1 μM ATO and 5 nM(More)
An optimization model of China railway freight station layout based on agent and human-element-model has been put forward to solve the problems that have hindered the normal product, such as too many railway freight stations and too clear distance between stations, and so on. The model uses the classical Sugars cape as the reference and integrates the(More)
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