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The turmeric derivative curcumin protects against cerebral ischemic injury. We previously demonstrated that curcumin activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ), a ligand-activated transcription factor involved in both neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory signaling pathways. This study tested whether the neuroprotective effects of(More)
During the 1990s no significant changes were found for the high incidence of ischemic stroke (IS) in Changsha, in contrast to the increase observed in Beijing and Shanghai. However, the epidemiological patterns of stroke may change with economic development. This study aimed to examine the characteristics of stroke incidence transition in Changsha from 2005(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been reported that human serum paraoxonase (PON1) gene is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). However, little is known about the role of PON1 gene polymorphism in cerebral infarction (CI). For this, we have investigated the relationship between PON1 gene polymorphisms, Q192R and L55M, and CI in Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE Little attention has been paid to the epidemiological characteristics of lacunar infarction (LAC) in China before. This study aimed to examine the incidence and survival of LAC in a southern Chinese population. METHODS From 2004-2010 in Changsha, two communities with a registered population of ∼100 000 were selected and data from first-ever(More)
Growing evidences suggest a link between normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Both of them are progressive neurodegenerative disorders. Recently researches provide a clue that optineurin may be a new common underlying risk factor involved in NTG and AD. OPTINEURIN (OPTN) gene coding for "optineurin" protein is identified as the(More)
We aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with postoperative myasthenia gravis (MG). We retrospectively studied the data of 174 thymoma patients treated between 1990 and 2008 in Xiangya Hospital. Six of 125 patients without preoperative MG (4.8%) developed postoperative MG. The anti-acetylcholine-receptor binding antibody (ARAb) titers(More)
Excessive delay of presentation for stroke in China is reported. In this study, an intervention trial was conducted to promote urgent therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Two communities in Changsha were selected as either intervention or control community from November 2007 to December 2011. Public and professional education was regularly implemented in the(More)
PURPOSE Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is a promising technique for the recovery of upper extremity movement in chronic stroke patients. However, the effectiveness of its use in acute ischemia has not been confirmed. Myelin-associated inhibitors, which have upregulated functions in tissues affected by acute focal infarction, limit axonal(More)
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