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Hyperbranched cationic amylopectin derivatives for gene delivery.
A series of hyperbranched cationic amylopectin derivatives conjugated with 1,2-ethylenediamine, diethylenetriamine and 3-(dimethylamino)-1-propylamine residues, named as EDA-Amp, DETA-Amp andExpand
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Procaterol but not dexamethasone protects 16HBE cells from H₂O₂-induced oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is an important pathophysiological factor of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We hypothesized that procaterol and dexamethasone might treat inflammationExpand
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Biomechanical study of hepatic portal vein in humans and pigs and its value in liver transplantation.
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to explore the biomechanical properties of hepatic portal vein (HPV) in humans and pigs to provide evidence for liver xenotransplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS TheExpand
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IFN‐&ggr; Enhances the Cough Reflex Sensitivity via Calcium Influx in Vagal Sensory Neurons
Rationale: Cough hypersensitivity syndrome is often triggered by a viral infection. The viral infection might trigger cough hypersensitivity via increasing the release of IFN‐&ggr; from T lymphocytesExpand
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One-step synthesis of amphiphilic hyperbranched amylopectin derivatives, characterization and use as functional nanovehicles.
Amylopectin is a naturally hyperbranched biopolymer with an extremely high molecular weight. Furthermore, this material is non-toxic in nature, and exhibits good biocompatibility and biodegradabilityExpand
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Roles of Rho/Rock signaling pathway in silica-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human bronchial epithelial cells.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the roles of Rho/Rock signaling pathway in silica-induced Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEC) in vitro. METHODS Human BEC wereExpand
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Treatment responses of procaterol and CD38 inhibitors in an ozone-induced airway hyperresponsiveness mice model.
Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and airway inflammation are key pathophysiological features of many respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To evaluateExpand
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Study on the regulation of PKCα on apoptosis inhibited by FGF‐2 in small cell lung cancer
metastasis (P<0.05). The expressions of Notch1, HIF-1 and VEGF protein were positively correlated with each other (P<0.05), and the expressions of Notch1 protein and Notch1 mRNA were positivelyExpand
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Transcriptional Factor Snail Mediates Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells Induced by Silica.
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in fibrotic diseases. We have previously showed that silica induces EMT in human bronchial epithelial cells (BECs); however, theExpand
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Electronic states and luminescence in higher fullerene/porous Si nanocrystal composites.
Photoluminescence (PL) measurements have been performed on the nanocomposites of higher fullerene-coupled porous silicon (PS) nanocrystals. For the C70PS and C76(78)PS nanocomposites, the PL spectraExpand
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