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High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was developed for fingerprint analysis of Psoralea corylifolia. Liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MSn) technique was first employed to identify the components of the fingerprint. The samples were separated with an Alltima C18 column (250 mm x 4.6 mm, 5 microm) by(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of cardiovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease. However, it is hard to obtain human arterial tissue at different stages of atherosclerosis for a systematic study. The ApoE-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice predictably develop spontaneous atherosclerotic plaques with numerous(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in impaired endothelial cell (EC) angiogenesis during aging. However, their exact roles in the aging process remain unclear. We aimed to determine whether miRNAs cause angiogenesis defects in ECs during aging and to uncover the underlying mechanisms. To study the miRNA-induced changes(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA-223 (miR-223) is a hematopoietic lineage cell-specific microRNA. However, a significant amount of miR-223 has been identified in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and vascular walls that should not have endogenous miR-223. OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the sources of miR-223 in normal and atherosclerotic arteries and the(More)
AIMS To explore the expression of miR-24-3p in human arteries with arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) as well as the role of miR-24-3p in the pathogenesis of ASO. METHODS We used quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and in situ hybridization to monitor miR-24-3p expression in human arteries. To investigate the effect of miR-24-3p on human arterial smooth(More)
AIM RhoA is a critical factor in regulating the proliferation and migration of arterial smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO). RhoA is modulated by microRNA-133a (miR-133a) in cardiac myocytes and bronchial smooth muscle cells. However, the relationship between miR-133a and RhoA with respect to the onset of ASO in(More)
Increased evidence from animal and in vitro cellular research indicates that the metabolism of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can inhibit carcinogenesis in many cancers. Free radical-mediated peroxidation is one of many possible mechanisms to which EPA's anti-cancer activity has been attributed. However, no direct evidence has been obtained for the formation(More)
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) has been reported as a potential anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent and has received substantial attention in cancer care research. One of the many proposed mechanisms for GLA biological activity is free radical-mediated lipid peroxidation. However, no direct evidence has been obtained for the formation of GLA-derived(More)
Symptomatic isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SIDSMA) represents an extremely rare condition. Although various treatments including conservative treatment, endovascular stenting (ES), and surgical repair are currently available, consensus treatment guideline is absent due to scarce of SIDSMA cases. Thus, we present our experience in the(More)
Due to the underground economy stimulation, malware creators are writing malicious codes at an alarming rate. at the same time, novel resistance techniques are commonly available, leading to a huge number of variants. Behavior-based detection techniques are a promising solution to this serious problem. in this paper we propose fuse program behaviors to(More)