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PURPOSE Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This paper aims to examine whether biomarkers of oxidative stress and antioxidants could be useful biomarkers in AD, which might form the bases of future clinical studies. METHODS PubMed, SCOPUS, and Web of Science were systematically queried to obtain(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cell apoptosis in critically ill patients plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of leukocyte apoptosis in patients with severe sepsis. METHODS Leukocyte apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry. The values of annexin V, APO2.7, and 7-amino-actinomycin D (7AAD) for each(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated serum thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) and free thiol levels in different subtypes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and evaluated their association with clinical outcomes. METHODS This prospective study evaluated 100 AIS patients, including 75 with small-vessel and 25 with large-vessel diseases. Serum(More)
A novel series of 7-aroyl-aminoindoline-1-benzenesulfonamides showed excellent activity as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization through binding with the colchicine binding site of microtubules. Compound 15 and 16 display IC50 values of 1.1 and 1.2 microM, respectively. Compound 15 inhibited the human cancer cell growth of KB, MKN45, H460, HT29, and TSGH, as(More)
PURPOSE Fall-related fracture is one of the most disabling features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). A better understanding of the associated factors is needed to predict PD patients who will require treatment. METHODS This prospective study enrolled 100 adult idiopathic PD patients. Stepwise logistic regressions were used to evaluate the(More)
Both apoptosis and autoantibodies are important factors associated with disease activity in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study tested the hypothesis that increased leukocyte apoptosis is associated with elevated levels of autoantibodies and the disease activity of SLE. Leukocyte apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry,(More)
All-solid-state donor/acceptor planar-heterojunction (PHJ) hybrid solar cells are constructed and their excellent performance measured. The deposition of a thin C60 fullerene or fullerene-derivative (acceptor) layer in vacuum on a CH3 NH3 PbI3 perovskite (donor) layer creates a hybrid PHJ that displays the photovoltaic effect. Such heterojunctions are shown(More)
BACKGROUND Statins reportedly have anti-inflammatory effects aside from their cholesterol-lowering effect. We investigated the effects of statins on serum hs-CRP level and clinical outcome of acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients. METHODS This prospective cohort study consequently evaluated patients with acute IS in a single medical center. Serum hs-CRP(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the relationship between serial changes in circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and outcomes in patients with different subtypes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS This prospective cohort study evaluated 65 patients with AIS, including 45 with small-vessel and 20 with large-vessel diseases. The circulating(More)
INTRODUCTION Statins reportedly have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic effects aside from cholesterol-lowering. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of pre-existing statin use on platelet activation markers and clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS This prospective study evaluated 172 patients with acute ischemic stroke(More)