Yongbin Shen

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Shikonin, an analog of naphthoquinone pigments isolated from the root of Lithospermum erythrorhyzon, was recently reported to exert beneficial anti-inflammatory effects both in vivo and in vitro. The present study aimed to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of shikonin in a murine model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI).(More)
Citral, a component of lemongrass oil, has been reported to have many pharmacological activities such as anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the effects of citral on acute lung injury (ALI) and the molecular mechanisms have not been reported. The aim of this study was to detect the effects of citral on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced(More)
Oroxylin A, a natural flavonoid isolated from the medicinal herb Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, the effect of oroxylin A on cigarette smoke (CS)-induced lung inflammation remains unclear. In this study, the ability of oroxylin A to protect against CS-induced lung inflammation(More)
In this paper, we propose a relevant feedbackalgorithm based on supervised classification andunsupervised feature extraction using independentcomponent analysis (ICA). First, we calculate theapproximate coefficients of video frames in a singleshot by two-level Haar wavelet decomposition; second,ICA is utilized to obtain the independent components ofthe(More)
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major cause of pneumonia that often affects young and immunocompetent patients. Inflammation plays an important role in the development of S. aureus-induced pneumonia. Geniposide, a major iridoid glucoside component of gardenia fruit, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. The purpose(More)
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in infants and young children. Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) is one of the most important bacteria that leads to pneumonia. Tenuigenin (TGN), a major active component isolated from the root of the Chinese herb Polygala tenuifolia, has been known to have anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, we aimed to(More)
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