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BACKGROUND Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been increasing with greater incidence of injuries from traffic or sporting accidents. Although there are a number of animal models of TBI using progesterone for head injury, the effects of progesterone on neurologic outcome of acute TBI patients remain unclear. The aim of the present clinical study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE Different types of barrier membranes have been used in periodontal applications for the technology of guided tissue regeneration (GTR). The aim of this study was to characterize the biological effect of novel calcium alginate film (CAF) on bone tissue regeneration by using rabbit mandible defects model. METHODS A critical size defect (5 mm in(More)
Articular cartilage is characterized by the lack of blood vessels and has a poor self-healing potential. Limited cell numbers and dedifferentiation of chondrocytes when expanded in vitro are the major obstacles of autologous chondrocyte implantation. Autologous chondrocyte implantation is a cell-based treatment that can be used as a second-line measure to(More)
BACKGROUND The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) proteasome has been established as a viable target for the development of anti-tuberculosis agents. In this study, the inhibitory activities of 100 plant-derived natural products on the Mtb proteasome were analyzed to identify novel potential inhibitors. METHODS The fluorescent substrate(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is regarded as a major global health care issue, and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is considered to be involved in pathogenesis of HCC. To increase knowledge of HCC pathogenesis, as well as discover potential novel molecules for anti-cancer therapy, mass spectrometry and isobaric tag for relative and absolute(More)
Chondrocyte based therapy is promising to treat symptomatic chondral and osteochondral lesions. Growth factors to accelerate the proliferation and retain the phenotype of chondrocytes in vitro are imperative. However, the high cost and rapid degradation of growth factors limited their further application. Therefore, it is significant to find substitutes(More)
The effects of gallic acid (GA) on arthritis are limited by weak antioxidant effects and inferior biological properties of GA. We recently described a new series of synthesized GA derivatives by coupling with sulfonamides. Among these analogs, a novel compound synthesized from GA and sulfadimoxine (SDM) named ZXHA-TC exhibited the most robust(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most aggressive cancers worldwide and is associated with the high rates of morbidity and mortality. α-fetoprotein (AFP) is common used in diagnosis of HCC; however, a growing body of research is questioning the diagnostic power of AFP. There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop additional novel non-invasive(More)
Gallic acid (GA) and its derivatives are anti-inflammatory agents reported to have an effect on osteoarthritis (OA). However, GA has much weaker anti-oxidant effects and inferior bioactivity compared with its derivatives. We modified GA with the introduction of sulfonamide to synthesize a novel compound named JEZ-C and analyzed its anti-arthritis and(More)
A major obstacle to therapy in intensive care units is sepsis caused by severe infection. In recent years gram-positive (G+) bacteria, most commonly staphylococci, are thought to be the main pathogens. Micheliolide (MCL) was demonstrated to provide a therapeutic role in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory intestinal disease, colitis-associated cancer, and(More)