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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)
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)
Bisphosphonates have been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a potent bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid (ZA) on osteocyte viability and bone formation. Ten experimental C57BL/6 mice were administered ZA (0.1 mg/kg-i.p.) weekly for 9 weeks while four control mice did not receive the drug. A pair of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlated factors and clinical features of fungal rhinosinusitis. METHODS The clinical data of 110 patients with fungal rhinosinusitis treated by surgery and another group of 110 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who were sampled randomly between January 1999 and June 2004 in our hospital were retrospectively compared. The(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Our aim was to evaluate the effects of lateral cortical anchorage on the primary stability of implants subjected to immediate loading. Implants were placed into bovine bones with monocortical anchorage (implant placed through the cortical bone of the crest) and bicortical anchorage (the crest cortical bone plus one cortical bone on the lateral side). Loads(More)
OBJECTIVE Oestrogen expression may indicate a difference in resistance potential to mechanical strain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of oestrogen and oestrogen receptors in mandibular condylar cartilages in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats at different ages. MATERIALS AND METHODS One-hundred SD rats at the age of 2, 4, 8(More)