Zhi-Bin Chen

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the possible mechanism and the neuroprotective effect of human urinary kallidinogenase (HUK) in cerebral ischemia. The mouse middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was used. Mice were treated with HUK (20 PNAU/g per day, intravenous) or saline as control, from the beginning of reperfusion to 72 h.(More)
There were increasing studies on the association of periodontitis with preterm low birth weight (PLBW) in the recent 10 years. PLBW is associated with about half of all perinatal mortality. Known factors which could induce PLBW include smoking, genetics, alcohol, prenatal care, nutrition, urinary tract infections, However, there are still about 25% of PLBW(More)
It has been reported that icariin protects neurons against ischemia/reperfusion injury. In this study, we found that icariin could enhance neuronal viability and suppress neuronal death after oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD). Further study showed that neuroprotection by icariin was through the induction of Sirtuin type 1 (SIRT1), an effect that was(More)
To investigate the expression of microRNA-155 (miRNA-155) in the livers of mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis and to determine the role of dexamethasone (DXM) in the regulation of miRNA-155 expression, we pretreated mice with or without DXM prior to LPS exposure. Our study demonstrated that the expression of miRNA-155 and inflammatory factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little research regarding genotypes and clopidogrel response related to acute ischemic stroke has been published. This study was conducted to investigate whether the polymorphisms of receptors or enzymes involved in the metabolic process of clopidogrel affect clopidogrel response and prognosis related to acute stroke. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The DFNB1 locus, which contains the gap junction beta-2 (GJB2) and gap junction beta-6 (GJB6) genes, plays a key role in the nonsyndromic and sporadic hearing impairment. Mutations of DFNB1 result in autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI). Previous researches have identified mutations in GJB2 and GJB6, but single nucleotide(More)
Cloud covers which are generally present in optical remote-sensing images limit the usage of acquired images and increase the difficulty of data analysis. Thus, information reconstruction of cloud-contaminated images generally plays an important role in image analysis. This study proposes a novel method to reconstruct cloud-contaminated information in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of andrographolide drop-pill in treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection with external wind-heat syndrome. METHODS A multicenter, randomized controlled trial was conducted. In phase I, 202 patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection were randomly divided into two groups: trial group(More)
There is no standard second-line regimen for recurrent and metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients after failure of cisplatin-based chemotherapy. A multicenter phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of capecitabine combined with nedaplatin for these patients. In the multicenter, open-label, single-arm phase II study,(More)
The purpose of this study was to look for alterations in β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) metabolism-related molecules in predementia, the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AlCl3 (Al) and d-galactose (D-gal) were used to induce the mouse model for predementia and AD. Protein expression of β-amyloid (Aβ), β-secretase (BACE1), neprilysin (NEP), insulin degrading(More)