Yong-qi Li

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The favorable metabolic effects of telmisartan are supposedly related to the changes in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism driven by peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ). The fatty acid translocase CD36 is one of the PPARγ targets that mediate these actions. We studied the metabolic effects of telmisartan in the NIH-derived strain of(More)
Deposition of extracellular amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide is one of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Accumulation of Aβ is thought to associate with cognition deficits, neuroinflammation and apoptosis observed in AD. However, effective neuroprotective approaches against Aβ neurotoxicity are unavailable. In the present study, we analysed the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The effects of methanol extract of Phellodendri cortex on acute airway inflammation induced by intranasal administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 300mug/kg) were investigated in female BALB/c mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS At 2 h after LPS exposure, mice were treated orally with methanol extract of Phellodendri cortex (100, 200 and 400(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the expression and quantity of glucocorticoid receptor-alpha and -beta in polyp tissues taken from the patients treated were subsequently treated with topical glucocorticoid (GC). METHODS Eighty patients with nasal polyps were initially enrolled in the study. All polyp specimens were obtained prior to treatment. Patients then(More)
AIM To examine the effects of pioglitazone, a PPARγ agonist, on memory performance and brain amyloidogenesis in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. METHODS ICR male mice were injected with STZ (150 mg/kg, iv) to induce experimental diabetes. Pioglitazone (9 and 18 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), po) was administered for 6 weeks. Passive avoidance and Morris(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors usually cause severe coughing and intolerance while antagonists for angiotensin AT(1) receptor do not stimulate the production of nitric oxide (NO). NO has been shown to regulate arterial hypertension and insulin resistance. Hence, new hybrids of antagonist for angiotensin AT(1) receptor and a NO donor may have(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the surgical treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and its concomitant diseases at the same time. METHODS One hundred and fourteen operations were performed for BPH patients, including transurethral resection/vapor of the prostate (TURP/TUVP), inguinal herniorrhaphy, internal urethrotomy, transurethral resection of(More)
Amyloid plaques in the extracellular parenchyma mainly consist of amyloid-β peptides (Aβ), one of the pathological hallmarks in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, we examined neuroinflammation, amyloidogenesis, and memory performance following intracerebral infusions of leukotriene D4 (LTD4) in mice. The results demonstrated that intracerebral(More)
To examine the effects of Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS), the main active components of Panax notoginseng, on ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis in rats. A total of 72 six-month-old female rats were randomly assigned to sham-operated group and five ovariectomized (OVX) groups: OVX with distilled water (5 ml/kg/day, p.o.), OVX with graded doses of PNS (75,(More)
Approximately 50% of hypertensive patients are postmenopausal women; therefore, any antihypertensive therapy must not adversely affect bone loss in this population. Recently, however, concern has been raised that use of angiotensin AT1 receptor antagonists may increase the tendency to develop postmenopausal osteoporosis by decreasing transforming growth(More)