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The senescence-accelerated mouse (SAM) is an animal model for studying senescence and age-associated disorders due to its inherited aging phenotype. The SAM/prone8 (SAMP8) is a useful animal model to investigate the fundamental mechanisms involved in age-related learning and memory deficits that may have relevance to age-associated AD, while SAM/resistant1(More)
Whole-cell currents in cultured hippocampal neurons were recorded to investigate the effects of SO-3, a new O-superfamily conopeptide derived from Conus striatus, on voltage-sensitive channels. SO-3 had no effect on voltage-sensitive sodium currents, delayed rectifier potassium currents, and transient outward potassium currents. Similar to the selective(More)
Paeoniflorin (PF) is the chief active component of paeonia, with diverse pharmacological actions and wide application. Recently, the effect of PF on nervous system has attracted increasingly more attention. According to current study findings, PF can ameliorate the decline of memory and learning capacities in many dementia model animals, and have effect in(More)
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infection caused by a novel Bunyavirus. Analysis on the dynamic changes of clinical, laboratory, and immunological abnormalities associated with SFTS in a concurrent study is lacking. Thirty-three SFTS patients were admitted to Jiangsu People's Hospital, Nanjing, China, and diagnosis was made(More)
Liuwei Dihuang decoction (LW), a traditional Chinese medicinal prescription, enhances the cognitive function of CNS by significant modulating effects on some of the gene expressions. Expressions of genes, such as DUSP12, NSF, STUB1, CaMKIIalpha, AMFR, UQCRFS1 and other 11 novel genes without any functional clues changed significantly. These genes are(More)
Liuwei Dihuang decoction (LW) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 900years to prevent and treat various diseases with characteristic features of kidney yin deficiency. To date, LW has been commonly prescribed in TCM as therapy or adjuvant therapy against various diseases. To elucidate the pharmacological characteristics and(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2008, severe cases of emerging human adenovirus (HAdV) type 55 (HAdV-55) were reported sporadically in China. But no comparative studies had been conducted to discern the differences in epidemiologic and clinical abnormalities between HAdV-55 and other types (HAdV-7, HAdV-3, HAdV-14, HAdV-50, and HAdV-C). METHODS A multicenter(More)
Interleukin (IL)-1beta is often characterized as the prototypic proinflammatory cytokine but is involved in various pathophysiological conditions in the central nervous system (CNS). A whole-cell recording technique was used to observe its effect on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-evoked currents and spontaneous synaptic activity in cultured rat hippocampal(More)
The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the cognitive deficiency of senescence-accelerated mouse prone/8 (SAMP8) have been attributed to many pathological changes in neurons. Recently, increasing evidence has shown that astrocytes, by mean of d-serine, involve in the process of synaptic transmission. Here we reported that the long-term potentiation(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection varies in the outcomes depending on both viral and host factors. This study aims to investigate the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IFNAR2, IL10RB, and IL28RA genes with susceptibility to HCV infection and resolution. Genotyping of IFNAR2, IL10RB, and IL28RA gene polymorphisms were performed using(More)