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Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an abrupt loss of kidney function. Severe AKI requires renal replacement therapy and has high mortality. Leonurine (LEO), an alkaloid isolated from Leonurus cardiaca, has shown biological effects such as antioxidant, anticoagulant, and anti-apoptosis. We have examined the effect of LEO on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI in(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) has become a worldwide public health problem, but little information is available about the disease burden in China. We aimed to evaluate the burden of AKI and assess the availability of diagnosis and treatment in China. METHODS We launched a nationwide, cross-sectional survey of adult patients who were admitted to(More)
Several works in the setting of early experimental diabetic nephropathy using anti-inflammatory drugs, such as mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), have shown that prevention of the development or amelioration of renal injury including proteinuria. The exact mechanisms by which anti-inflammatory drugs lower the albuminuria have no still to clarify well. In this(More)
In vitro studies have shown that activation of protein kinase C (PKC) is a key mediator of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in a range of cell types and in response to high glucose, however, its role in the in vivo setting has not been clearly delineated. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were(More)
Total glucosides of paeony (TGP), extracted from the root of Paeonia lactiflora pall, has been shown to have ant-inflammatory and antioxidative actions. The aims of this study were to elucidate the renoprotective effect of TGP and its mechanism in experimental diabetes. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were treated with TGP for 8 weeks. Treatment with(More)
Previously it was shown that treatment with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) attenuated renal inflammation and glomerular injury in a model of diabetes. However, the mechanism involved in the renoprotective effects of MMF in experimental diabetes has not been clearly delineated. Diabetes was induced by injection of streptozotocin (STZ) after uninephrectomy.(More)
To explore the inhibitive effect of artemether on glioma growth and angiogenesis in brain tumor bearing SD rat. MTT assay was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of artemether treatment on C6 glioma cells. Forty SD rats which were subcutaneous planted with SD rat C6 glioma cell to establish SD rat orthotopic glioma model were divided resourcefully into 5(More)
Peritonitis is still known as an important complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is an increasing problem worldwide. Moreover, the increasing reports of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains is common. Although peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis with MDR A. baumannii is(More)
TGP, extracted from the traditional Chinese herb root of Paeonia lactiflora pall, has been shown to have therapeutic effect in experimental diabetic nephropathy. However, its mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, the effects of TGP on oxidative stress were investigated in the kidney of diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin. TGP (50, 100,(More)
Total glucosides of paeony (TGP), extracted from the traditional Chinese herb root of Paeonia lactiflora pall, have been shown to have a therapeutic role in experimental diabetic nephropathy including albuminuria. Recent investigation has identified nephrin, a podocyte-specific transmembrane protein, as a key regulator in the pathogenesis of diabetic(More)