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Typical Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen, which mostly affects those with weakened immune systems and tends to cause nosocomial infections. A subset of hypervirulent K. pneumoniae serotypes with elevated production of capsule polysaccharide can affect previously healthy persons and cause life-threatening community-acquired infections, such(More)
Iron overload is one of the most common metal related toxicity. Under this circumstance, excessive iron deposition in liver will lead to further injury such as hepatocellular necrosis, inflammation, fibrosis, and in some cases even to carcinoma. In this paper, the effect of a nature flavonoid, baicalin, on iron overload-induced mouse liver oxidative injury(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is essential for the development of efficient tuberculosis control strategies. China has the second-largest tuberculosis burden in the world. Recent transmission and infection with M. tuberculosis, particularly drug-resistant strains, may account for many new tuberculosis cases. (More)
Hemin-nitrite-H2O2 system may play a role in liver oxidative injury in some pathological events. In this paper, the effects of the three active components of the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, i.e. baicalin, baicalein and wogonin, on hemin-nitrite-H2O2 induced liver injury were studied in liver homogenate, liver microsome and human hepatoblastoma(More)
In recent years, great progress has been made in the dissolution of cellulose with ionic liquids (ILs). However, the mechanism of cellulose dissolution, especially the role the IL cation played in the dissolution process, has not been clearly understood. Herein, the mixtures of cellulose with a series of imidazolium-based chloride ionic liquids and(More)
The dysfunction and further damage of endothelium play an important role in the development and progression of diabetic vascular complications. Protein tyrosine nitration is involved in endothelial cell injury induced by high glucose. Little is known about protein nitration in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (ECV304) induced by high glucose. In the(More)
The introduction of new iron chelating drugs may ultimately improve iron-chelation therapy for patients with iron overload diseases such as thalassaemia and other disorders. In this paper, the in vivo effects of baicalin and quercetin on iron overload induced liver injury were studied on mice. It was found that when iron-dextran induced iron overload mice(More)
Oxidative injury has been implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous neurodegenerative diseases. Recently, it has been found that with the existence of hydrogen peroxide and nitrite, hemin catalyzes protein nitration. We hypothesize under certain pathological conditions, hemin catalyzed protein nitration may happen in the brain. In this paper, the effects(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several studies have reported that tumor-derived exosomes contain kinds of miRNAs, including oncogenic miRNAs and tumor suppressor miRNAs. It has been reported that miR-302b could inhibit cancer progression by targeting oncogenes post-transcriptionally. Whether miR-302b is involved in the regulation of tumor-derived exosomes on lung cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) in isolates obtained from Henan, China, and to study the distribution features of Beijing strains in Henan. A total of 443 MT strains isolated in Henan Province were tested for susceptibility to isonicotinylhydrazide (INH), rifampicin (RFP), ethambutol (EMB) and(More)