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BACKGROUND JAK/STAT signalling is one of the major pathways for cytokine signal transduction. However, the role of JAK/STAT in renal ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is not clear. The present study investigated the protection against renal I/R injury by in vivo inhibition of JAK2 activation. METHODS Rats subjected to renal I/R were either treated with(More)
The activated carbon-supported TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2/AC) were prepared by a properly controlled sol-gel method. The effects of activated carbons (AC) support on inactivated properties of TiO2 nanoparticles were evaluated by photocatalytic inactivation experiments of Escherichia coli. The key factors affecting the inactivation efficiency were(More)
BACKGROUND MEGSIN is a gene predominantly expressed in the renal mesangium, and is upregulated in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Our previous study has shown that the 2093C and 2180T alleles at the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) of the gene are associated with susceptibility to IgAN, but the relationships of these genetic variants with the clinical manifestations(More)
TiO2-coated activated carbon (AC) grain (TiO2/AC) was prepared through hydrolytic precipitation of TiO2 from Tetrabutylorthotitanate and following heat treatment. The TiO2/AC was characterized by BET, SEM, XRD and optical absorption spectroscopy. The samples were employed as catalysts for methyl orange photocatalytic oxidation degradation in aqueous(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the in vitro expression of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and its effect on signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) signaling molecules in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells in 39 patients with definite systemic lupus(More)
Fe-doped TiO2 coated on activated carbon (Fe-TiO2/AC, FTA) composites were prepared by an improved sol-gel method and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and BET surface area analysis. Obtained FTA composites were applied to the continuous(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM There is significant loss of microvasculature and impaired angiogenesis in rat remnant kidney (RK). Placenta growth factor (PlGF) is a potential angiogenic growth factor. In this study, we investigate the changes of microvasculature and expression of PlGF in the first 4 weeks of the early stage of a rat RK model. METHOD RK was induced by(More)
The T cell receptor alpha constant gene (TRAC) encodes the constant region of the alpha chain for the T cell receptor, and the association of its gene variants with IgA nephropathy remains controversial. The authors resequenced the gene in 100 patients with IgA nephropathy and 100 controls, tested its linkage disequilibrium pattern, constructed haplotypes,(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy is a major cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide. Its aetiology is poorly understood but there is good evidence for a major genetic component, although to date, no gene has been conclusively identified. We describe a new UK multicentre DNA collection assembled to investigate this. A Japanese genome-wide analysis recently(More)
The net photosynthetic rate (Pn) of Dolichomitriopsis diversiformis(Mitt.) was measured under controlled air temperature (Ta), plant water content (PWC) and irradiance (Photosynthetically Active Radiation, PAR) in laboratory. The results showed that Pn was closely related to PAR, Ta and PWC. The response curve of Pn to PAR was a right angle hyperbola, and(More)