Zhenwen Chen

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Fourteen isolates of Toxoplasma gondii were isolated from cats from 4 different geographic provinces (Anhui, Hubei, Shanxi and Guangdong) in China and their genetic diversity with 8 nuclear loci SAG2, SAG3, BTUB, GRA6, L358, PK1, c22-8, c29-2, and an apicoplast locus Apico, was analysed by restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). Two genotypes(More)
Since the first successful replantation of a severed right hand was reported in 1963, surgeons in China have performed more than 3735 replantations of limbs and digits with increasing improvement in the survival rate. Of special interest is that local hospitals have reported numerous successful cases revealing a popularization of this kind of operation in(More)
Paeonol (2'-hydroxy-4'-methoxyacetophenone) is the main phenolic compound of the radix of Paeonia suffruticosa which has been used as traditional Chinese medicine. In this study, we primarily investigated the anti-inflammatory effects and the underlying mechanisms of paeonol in RAW macrophage cells; and based on these effects, we assessed the protective(More)
The pig is thought to be the most suitable non-human source of organs for xenotransplantation and is widely used as a model of human disease. Using pigs as disease models requires the design of conditional Cre recombinase-loxP gene modifications, which, in turn, requires a Cre-expressing pig with defined patterns of expression controlled by the use of a(More)
A simple and versatile delivery platform for peptide and protein based on physically cross-linked poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels containing insulin-loaded poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles was successfully fabricated. The particle morphology and size were characterized by SEM and laser light scattering method, respectively. Results(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotracer imaging of the presynaptic nigrostriatal dopaminergic system is used to assess disease progression in Parkinson's disease (PD) and may provide a useful adjunct to clinical assessment during therapeutic trials of potential neuroprotective agents. Several clinical trials comparing dopamine agonists to L-DOPA or early vs. late L-DOPA(More)
The molecule model of trichosanthin has been rebuilt by using the electron density map improved by the solvent flatten and in accordance with the primary structure put forward by Collins. The crystallographic refinement of two trichosanthin molecules (3828 nonhydrogen atoms) in an asymmetric unit has been carried out by means of the restrain least-square(More)
The objectives of this study are to establish microsatellite loci for the Mongolian gerbil based on mouse microsatellite DNA sequences and to investigate genetic variation in the laboratory gerbil (Capital Medical University, CMU) and 2 wild gerbil populations (from Yin Chuan city [YIN] and the Hohehot Municipality [HOH]). In total, 536 mouse microsatellite(More)
Deformities in the Circle of Willis (CoW) can significantly increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease in humans. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these deformities have not been understood. Based on our previous studies, variations in the CoW of gerbils are hereditary. A normal CoW is observed in approximately 60% of gerbils, a percentage(More)
The TAM family of receptors (Tyro3, Axl, and Mertk) plays an important role in the negative regulation of response of dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages to pathogenic stimuli, and mice lacking this receptor family develop spontaneous lupus-like systemic autoimmunity against a variety of tissues, including retina. To study the molecular mechanism(More)