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AIMS We previously reported that minocycline attenuates acute brain injury and inflammation after focal cerebral ischemia, and this is partly mediated by inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) expression. Here, we determined the protective effect of minocycline on chronic ischemic brain injury and its relation with the inhibition of 5-LOX expression after(More)
1. Leptin, an important adipose-derived hormone, can be associated with cardiac pathophysiology; however, the role of leptin in cardiomyocyte apoptosis is poorly understood. The present study examines serum-deprivation-induced apoptosis in primary cultured cardiomyocytes treated with leptin. 2. Cardiomyocytes were subjected to serum deprivation in the(More)
The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) on inflammatory cells accumulation after focal cerebral ischemia and the underlying mechanism. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by 30 min of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by 72 h of reperfusion. NDGA (5 and 10 mg/kg) was administered(More)
The effect of angiotensin II on adrenal cortisol secretion was studied using incubated adrenal tissues of cells preparation of guinea pig and dog. The results showed that: the cortisol secretion in guinea pigs was increased by the addition of angiotensin II in both dose-dependent and time-dependent manner at concentration > or = 10(-9) mol/L (P < 0.01).(More)
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