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Heroin abuse is a major social and public health problem in many parts of the world, yet relatively little is known about its etiology. Although genes play a role in determining susceptibility, they are expected to be of small effect with considerable heterogeneity. Because the dopamine system is involved in reward, its neurotransmitter receptors are(More)
Information processing in the brain requires adequate background neuronal activity. As Parkinson's disease progresses, patients typically become akinetic; the death of dopaminergic neurons leads to a dopamine-depleted state, which disrupts information processing related to movement in a brain area called the basal ganglia. Using agonists of dopamine(More)
1. Resibufogenin (1), a major bufadienolide of Chinese medicine Chan Su, had a wide range of pharmacological activities. In present work, the metabolism of 1 in male Sprague-Dawley rats was investigated by identifying the metabolites of resibufogenin excreted in rat bile. 2. Following an oral dose of 60 mg/kg resibufagenin, nine metabolites were isolated(More)
We examined four polymorphisms in the μ opioid receptor gene in 282 Chinese heroin addicts from Sichuan Province, Southwest China and compared the allele and genotype frequencies to those in 258 normal controls from the same geographic region. Two of these polymorphisms (Ala6Val and Ser147Cys) were not polymorphic in the Chinese, with only Ala6 and Ser147(More)
Objective: To explore the relevant factors of behavioral development among 30-month-old infants in rural area, Shaanxi Province. Methods: The behavioral development among 977 infants aged 30-month-old was evaluated in Changwu and Binxian of Shaanxi province from July 2006 to August 2008. The inclusion criteria included single live birth between January 2004(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between type D personality and cognitive fusion in 388 employees from state-owned enterprises, and to provide a theoretical basis for psychological intervention for type D personality. METHODS In May 2014, cluster random sampling was used to randomly select 400 employees from two state-owned enterprises who(More)
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