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Oxidative stress is one of the main causes of myocardial injury, which is associated with cardiomyocyte death. Mitochondria play a key role in triggering the necrosis and apoptosis pathway of cardiomyocytes under oxidative stress. Although prohibitin (PHB) has been acknowledged as a mitochondrial chaperone, its functions in cardiomyocytes are poorly(More)
In this study, a novel Hsp90 inhibitor BJ-B11, was synthesized and evaluated for in vitro antiviral activity against several viruses. Possible anti-HSV-1 mechanisms were also investigated. BJ-B11 displayed no antiviral activity against coxsackievirus B(3) (CVB(3)), human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza virus (H1N1), but exhibited potent(More)
To investigate the anti-herpesvirus mechanism of pentagalloylglucose (PGG), we compared the proteomic changes between herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infected MRC-5 cells with or without PGG-treatment, and between non-infected MRC-5 cells with or without PGG-treatment by 2-DE and MS-based analysis. Differentially expressed cellular proteins were mainly(More)
In this study, 1,2,4,6-tetra-O-galloyl-β-D-glucose (1246TGG), a polyphenolic compound isolated from traditional Chinese medicine Phyllanthus emblica L. (Euphorbiaceae), was found to inhibit herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) infection at different magnitudes of activity in vitro. Further studies revealed that 1246TGG directly inactivated(More)
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) invades the nervous system and causes pathological changes. In this study, we defined the remodeling of F-actin and its possible mechanisms during HSV-1 infection of neuronal cells. HSV-1 infection enhanced the formation of F-actin-based structures in the early stage of infection, which was followed by a continuous decrease in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and risk factors for trachoma among primary school children in Datong City, China. METHODS An epidemiological survey was carried out in Datong City in 2006. Children aged 6 to 14 years old in primary school were selected by a cluster sampling in which class shift was the sampling unit. Trachoma was clinically assessed(More)
Drug resistance is one of the leading causes of failed cancer therapy in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Although the mechanisms of resistance are poorly understood, they may be related to the presence of leukemia stem cells (LSCs). Down-regulation of the miR-203 reportedly contributes to oncogenesis and chemo-resistance in multiple cancers. We(More)
To explore the anti-HSV-1 effect of silencing gD gene expression by RNA interference, five 21-nucleotide duplex small interfering RNAs(siRNAs) targeting the HSV1 gD sequence were designed and the gD-EGFP fusion gene expression vector was constructed, then co-transfected into Vero cell, and screened the effective siRNA through analyzing the intensity of the(More)
The goal of the present study was to investigate the immune-enhancing activity of polysaccharides from Cyrtomium macrophyllum (CMP). Two experiments were carried out. In immunosuppression experiment, the immune-enhancing effect of CMP in immunosuppressive mice was performed. The results showed that CMP at high and medium doses was able to overcome the(More)
Coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3) is believed to be a major contributor to viral myocarditis since virus-associated apoptosis plays a role in the pathogenesis of experimental myocarditis. In this study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo antiviral activities of Phyllaemblicin B, the main ellagitannin compound isolated from Phyllanthus emblica, a Chinese herb(More)