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BACKGROUND Retrograde type A aortic dissection has been deemed a rare complication after endovascular stent graft placement for type B dissection. However, this life-threatening event appears to be underrecognized and is worth being investigated further. METHODS AND RESULTS Eleven of 443 patients developed retrograde type A aortic dissection during or(More)
Little is known about the role of isorhamnetin on endothelial cell apoptosis and inflammation when insulted by TNF-α injury. In our study, HUVECs were treated with TNF-α for 6 hours. HUVECs apoptosis were detected using flow cytometry. The expressions of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, E-selectin, NF-κB, AP-1 and eNOS were determined with western blotting or flow(More)
BACKGROUND Atorvastatin showed a number of cardiovascular benefits, however, the role and underlying molecular mechanisms of short-term atorvastatin-mediated protection remain unclear. METHODS 30 rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: sham group, acute myocardial infarction model group and atorvastatin group. The rats of acute myocardial infarction(More)
The acumen and sophistication of consumers have created the increasing expectation for improved quality in food products. This in turn has boosted the need for enhanced quality monitoring [1]. The aim of this project is to develop an efficient and adaptable algorithm to accurately monitor the quality of packaged cheeses. Computer vision was used to(More)
INTRODUCTION Hirudin is a direct thrombin inhibitor that has potential mechanistic advantages over indirect inhibitors. Peptides containing the RGD motif competitively inhibit binding of fibrinogen to glycoprotein IIb/IIIa on platelets, thus inhibiting platelet aggregation. A novel hirudin derivative, recombinant RGD-hirudin (r-RGD-hirudin), was engineered(More)
The irreversible loss of cardiomyocytes remains a key problem to resolve, which forms the cellular basis of cardiac dysfunction. MSCs transplantation brings out a promising potential for myocardial renovation with less limitations. However, this cell transplantation therapy is limited by its poor viability after transplantation. Apoptosis is thought to be(More)
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