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Hemichorea is a rare complication of non-ketotic hyperglycaemia. Patients with this syndrome have classically longstanding, poorly controlled diabetes. Here, we report a patient presenting hemichorea without diabetic history. His symptom resolved rapidly after correction of hyperglycaemia. We suggest that hemichorea may be the first manifestation of(More)
It is still difficult to fully understand the physiological, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms involved in metal hyperaccumulation and how plants adjust to an adverse environment. Solanum nigrum L. is a novel Cd-hyperaccumulator, which antioxidant defense and photosynthetic CO2 fixation were investigated in this study. The results showed that the(More)
The incommensurate modulation evident in the diffraction pattern of the superconductor Bi(2)Sr3-xCa(x)Cu(2)O8+y consists of almost sinusoidally varying displacements of up to 0.4A of the Bi and Sr atoms in the a-and c-directions of the unit cell, and of up to 0.3 A of the Cu atoms in the c direction only. Thus, a newly discovered feature of the(More)
This work established a fluorescence approach for detecting ascorbic acid (AA) based on Cu-ZnCdS quantum dots (Cu-ZnCdS QDs) and α-MnO2 nanorods. Cu-ZnCdS QDs and α-MnO2 nanorods were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), fluorescence spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac fibrosis following myocardial infarction (MI) results in heart failure. Caveolin-1, the main structural protein of caveolae, regulates signal transduction pathways controlling cell proliferation and apoptosis. Meanwhile, low phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) activity enhances the PI3K/Akt signal pathway to induce cell proliferation.(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction is a common and severe complication of septic shock. Conventional echocardiography often fails to reveal myocardial depression in severe sepsis due to hemodynamic changes; in contrast, decline of strain measurements by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may indicate impaired cardiac function. This study(More)
To gain insight into the effect of metformin on losing weight from peptidomic perspective and to screen potential active peptides for reducing fat lipid deposition. After determining the proper concentration of metformin on human primary visceral adipocytes, we constructed a comparative peptidomic profiling between control and metformin treatment group (n =(More)
The present study aims to predict the action targets of antidepressant active ingredients of Xiaoyaosan to understand the "multi-components, multi-targets and multi-pathways" mechanism. Using network pharmacology, the reported antidepressant active ingredients in Xiaoyaosan (saikosaponin A, saikosaponin C, saikosaponin D, ferulic acid, Z-ligustilide,(More)
Onychostoma macrolepis has becoming an endangered fish species in China, which population gradually declined in the past few decades due to the changing environment including elevated water temperature resulted from adverse weather events. The present study determined antioxidant defenses of O. macrolepis in response to thermal stress, aiming to understand(More)
Carainterol A is a eudesmane sesquiterpenoid extracted from Caragana intermedia. We have reported that carainterol A showed potent glucose consumption activity in C2C12 muscle cells and the db/db mouse model. However, the mechanism of the hypoglycemic effect of carainterol A remains elusive. In this article, we present a network pharmacology approach to(More)