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The present work focused on the design of novel hydrogel microspheres based on both dextran- and gelatin-derived biomaterials, and discussed whether locally controlled delivery of IGF-I from dextran-co-gelatin hydrogel microspheres (DG-MP) was useful for periodontal regeneration enhancement. Microspheres were synthesized when gelatin was cooperating with(More)
The present study observed the antidepressant-like action of the medicinal plant Morinda officinalis in the differential reinforcement of low rate 72-s (DRL 72-s) schedule, a behavioral screen selective and sensitive to antidepressant drugs, and the forced swimming test, a well-known animal model of depression. In the DRL 72-s schedule in rats, the plant(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between intake of fish and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) and the risk of breast cancer and to evaluate the potential dose-response relation. DESIGN Meta-analysis and systematic review of prospective cohort studies. DATA SOURCES PubMed and Embase up to December 2012 and references of retrieved(More)
High concentration of corticosterone (Cort) 0.2 mM was incubated with PC12 cells to simulate the lesion state of brain neurons in depressive illness, it was found that the inulin-type oligosaccharides extracted from Morinda officinalis, inulin-type hexasaccharide (IHS) at the doses of 0.625, 1.25 microM or desipramine (DIM) 0.25, 1 microM protected the PC12(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the biological activity enhancement of a novel glycidyl methacrylated dextran (Dex-GMA)/gelatin hybrid hydrogel containing microspheres loaded with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) as periodontal cell/tissue scaffold. Larger number of human periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs) attached was observed in scaffolds(More)
Novel thermomechanical hydrogel scaffolds containing our previously prepared microspheres loaded with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) were successfully generated by radical crosslinking and low dose gamma-irradiation from combination of two kind of biomaterials: glycidyl methacrylated dextran (Dex-GMA) and gelatin. The structure of those resulting smart(More)
Initial investigation for new active herbal extract with inhibiting activity on JAK/STAT signaling pathway revealed that the extract of Caulis Trachelospermi, which was separated by 80% alcohol extraction and subsequent HP-20 macroporous resin column chromatography, was founded to strongly inhibit IFN-γ-induced STAT1-responsive luciferase activity(More)
Stem cells have received a great deal of interest from the research community as potential therapeutic "tools" for a variety of chronic debilitating diseases that lack clinically effective therapies. Stem cells are also of interest for the regeneration of tooth-supporting tissues that have been lost to periodontal disease. Indeed, substantial data have(More)
Translational medicine is an evolutional concept that encompasses the rapid translation of basic research for use in clinical disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment. It follows the idea "from bench to bedside and back", and hence relies on cooperation between laboratory research and clinical care. In the past decade, translational medicine has received(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a RP-HPLC method for determination of glycosides in Traditional Chinese Medicine Liu-wei Di-huang. METHOD The samples were analyzed on an ODS column at 30 degrees C, with mobile phase of methanol/water (33:67) at flow rate 1.0 mL.min and detection at wavelength of 236 nm. RESULT Three major components reached base-line separation(More)