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Previous studies assessing the association between serum uric acid levels and neurological outcome after acute ischemic stroke reported conflicting results. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to assess the impact of serum uric acid levels on outcome after acute ischemic stroke. Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Google scholar were(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of a novel compound, NK-007, on the prevention and treatment of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS We determined the effect of NK-007 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-triggered tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) production by murine splenocytes and a macrophage cell line (RAW 264.7) by(More)
Between January 2012 and March 2012, the infection rates of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) increased substantially in vaccinated swine herds in many porcine farms in Gansu Province, China. The spike (S) glycoprotein is an important determinant for PEDV biological properties. To determine the distribution profile of PEDV outbreak strains, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are potential biomarkers for cancer detection; however, little is known about their prognostic impact on oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The current study aims to uncover novel miRNAs for prognostic biomarkers in ESCC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We initially screened the expression of 754(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the accuracy of the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1(sFlt-1)/placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio to predict preeclampsia (PE). METHODS A search in the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library was conducted for human studies without language restriction. We included the studies reported sufficient data to reconstruct the diagnostic 2(More)
Opioid analgesics are the standard therapeutic agents for the treatment of pain, but their prolonged use is limited because of the development of tolerance and dependence. Recently, we reported the development of a mu-opioid receptor knock-in (KI) mouse in which the mu-opioid receptor was replaced by a mutant receptor (S196A) using a homologous(More)
BACKGROUND Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are widely used in chemotherapy, but the reported PICC thrombosis incidence varies greatly, and risks of PICC thrombosis are not well defined. This study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors of PICC-related upper extremity vein thrombosis in cancer patients. METHODS This was a(More)
Gossypol is a defense compound in cotton plants for protection against pests and pathogens. Gossypol biosynthesis involves the oxidative coupling of hemigossypol and results in two atropisomers owing to hindered rotation around the central binaphthyl bond. (+)-Gossypol predominates in vivo, thus suggesting stereochemically controlled biosynthesis. The aim(More)
On the basis of commercial insecticides tebufenpyrad and tolfenpyrad, two series of novel pyrazole-5-carboxamides containing α-hydroxymethyl-N-benzyl or α-chloromethyl-N-benzyl and pyrazoles containing 4,5-dihydrooxazole moieties were designed and synthesized via the key intermediate 2-amino-1-(4-substituted) phenyl ethanol. The structures of target(More)
An efficient method to prepare 1'H-spiro[indoline-3,3'-quinoline]-2',4'-diones and their trifluoromethylated products was developed via a palladium-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling/Wacker-type oxypalladation/cyclization cascade reaction. The amount of water in the reaction system played an important role in the in situ trifluoromethylation reaction, and the(More)