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Oxidative stress-induced neuronal death has an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. The effects and mechanisms of action of the total flavonoids (TFs) from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative injury in PC12 cells were investigated in this study. The results demonstrated that the TFs(More)
The mechanisms of the natural product dioscin against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unclear. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to further confirm its effects of prevention and then to elucidate the potential mechanisms underlying its activity in mice. High-fat diet (HFD)-induced C57BL/6J mice and ob/ob mice were used as the(More)
We have previously established a cytochrome P450 4F2 (CYP4F2) transgenic mouse model. The present study elucidated the molecular foundation of hypertension by androgen-induction in this model. The renal expression of CYP4F2 in transgenic mice was highly expressed and strongly induced with 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) treatment determined by Western blot.(More)
The present work aimed to investigate the activities and underlying mechanisms of dioscin against alcoholic liver fibrosis (ALF). In vivo liver fibrosis in mice was induced by an alcoholic liquid diet, and in vitro studies were performed on activated HSC-T6 and LX2 cells treated with lipopolysaccharide. Our results showed that dioscin significantly(More)
Noun phrases (NP) in a product review are always considered as the product attribute candidates in previous work. However, this method limits the recall of the product attribute extraction. We therefore propose a novel approach by generalizing syntactic structures of the product attributes with two strategies: intuitive heuristics and syntactic structure(More)
Increasing fertilizer consumption has led to low fertilizer use efficiency and environmental problems. Identifying nutrient-efficient genes will facilitate the breeding of crops with improved fertilizer use efficiency. This research performed a genome-wide sequence analysis of the A (NFYA), B (NFYB), and C (NFYC) subunits of Nuclear Factor Y (NF-Y) in wheat(More)
Binding of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) to highly purified short side-chain porcine gastric mucin similar to human MUC6 type has been studied by ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy (UV-vis), ultrafiltration isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The thermodynamic equilibrium of EGCG binding to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) for the genetic and prenatal diagnosis of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD). METHODS Forty seven patients clinically diagnosed or suspected with DMD/BMD were recruited. Deletion or duplication of the 79 exons of the DMD gene were detected by MLPA. PCR and(More)
Studies have demonstrated that microcystins (MCs) can act as potential carcinogens and have caused serious risk to public environmental health. The molecular mechanisms of MC-induced susceptibility to carcinogenesis are largely unknown. In this study, we performed for the first time a comprehensive analysis of changes in microRNAs (miRNAs) and proteins(More)
Cytochrome P450 4F2 (CYP4F2) catalyzes the omega-hydroxylation of arachidonic acid to 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), a natriuretic and vasoactive eicosanoid that participates in the development of hypertension. The relationship among CYP4F2 genetic variants in the regulatory region, formation of renal 20-HETE, and hypertension is unknown. Here(More)