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A low molecular weight sulfated polysaccharide (L-A) was prepared bymild acid hydrolysis of crude fucoidan (F-A) from Laminaria japonica. In comparison with F-A, L-A had a lower proportion of fucose residues,but a similar proportion of sulfate. The galactose content of both fractionswas relatively high, especially for L-A (57%). The antioxidant propertiesof(More)
Endovascular embolization has become an important treatment option for cerebral aneurysms, along with surgical clipping. But few literatures mentioned infectious complications after coiling of aneurysms. We present a patient with a brain abscess that developed after endosaccular embolization of a left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. The brain abscess was(More)
A low molecular weight sulfated polysaccharide (LMWF) was prepared from Laminaria japonica by mild acid hydrolysis. The antioxidant activity of LMWF in vitro was studied using three kinds of oxygen free radical systems. LMWF had effective scavenging abilities on superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical and hypochlorous acid directly in vitro. The(More)
This study investigated the effects of a combination of fucosylated chondroitin sulfate (CHS) and rosiglitazone (RSG) on glucose metabolism in the liver of insulin-resistant C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat high-sucrose diet for 19 weeks. The results showed that the combination (CHS/RSG) synergistically improved body weight gain, liver weight, fasting blood(More)
The present study was undertaken to examine the effect of cerebrosides derived from the sea cucumber Acaudina molpadioides and the starfish Asterias amurensis on the anti-tumor activity in vitro and in vivo. The results indicated that both Acaudina molpadioides cerebrosides (AMC) and Asterias amurensis cerebrosides (AAC) exhibited an inhibitory effect on(More)
Bioactivities of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) depend on their chemical forms. The present study was to investigate short term effects of triglyceride (TG), ethyl ester (EE), free fatty acid (FFA) and phospholipid (PL) forms of omega-3 fatty acid (FA) on lipid metabolism in mice, fed high fat or low fat diet. Male Balb/c mice(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the possible mechanism of orotic acid-induced fatty liver in rats. METHODS Rats were randomly divided into two groups and fed an AIN-93 diet with 1% orotic acid or without orotic acid for 10 d. Hepatic lipid concentrations, such as triacylglycerol, total cholesterol, and phospholipids, were examined. To(More)
Much attention has been focused on food components that may be beneficial in preventing lifestyle-related diseases. In this study, we investigated the effects of saponins of sea cucumber (SSC) on high-fat diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in mice. C57/BL6 mice were fed a high-fat diet, containing 0.03% SSC, or 0.1% SSC for 8 weeks.(More)
Cholesterol administration has been reported to influence hepatic lipid metabolism in rats. In the present study, the effect of dietary cholesterol on hepatic activity and mRNA expression of the enzymes involved in lipid metabolism were investigated. Fourteen male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups and fed 1% cholesterol or cholesterol free(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship among p16, genesis, and development of brain gliomas. METHODS We detected the deletion and point mutation of p16 exon 2 by PCR-TGGE. Methylation sensitivity ristriction enzyme polymerase chain reaction was used to detect whether methylation is correlated with happening of glioma. RESULTS p16 homozygous deletion was(More)