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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a devastating, incurable disease. Stem-cell-based therapies represent new promise for clinical research in neurology. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility, efficacy, and potential toxicity of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs) therapy in patients with SCA. Sixteen(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the development, differentiation, proliferation, survival, and oncogenesis of cells and organisms including nervous system. However, the role of miRNAs in primary neurons of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) after injury was not clear. In this study, a miRNA microarray analysis was performed, and a total of 21 miRNAs(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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of microRNA-155 (miR-155) on liver injury in mice with sepsis. METHODS One hundred and twenty BALB/c mice were randomly divided into two groups of equal number according to random number table. Sepsis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS,20 mg/kg). The mice were sacrificed at the time-points(More)