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Genistein (4',5,7-trihydroxyisoflavone), a naturally occurring phenolic compound, possesses well-known preventive activity in breast and prostate cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and postmenopausal problems. The aim of this study is to investigate the distribution and dose-dependent absorption, metabolism, and excretion of genistein in rats. Genistein was(More)
OBJECTIVE Infection is one of possible complications after prosthetic material hernia repair surgery. Antibiotic prophylaxis is applied routinely in China, but its effect is still controversial. The present study aims to offer direct clinical evidence on prevention of infection after tension-free inguinal hernia repair. METHODS A total of 1,200 cases with(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Combination of Radix Astragali (Huangqi) and Carthamus tinctorius L. (Honghua) has been extensively used as traditional herb medicine in China for the treatment of stroke and myocardial ischemia diseases with Qi deficiency and blood stasis (QDBS) syndrome. AIM To investigate the effect of Huangqi-Honghua combination (HH) and(More)
The GTPase ARL13B is localized to primary cilia; small cellular protrusions that act as antennae. Its defective ARL13B hennin (HNN) variant is linked causally with Joubert Syndrome, a developmental ciliopathy attributed to poor sensing of extracellular chemical gradients. We tested the hypothesis that impaired detection of extracellular voltage gradients(More)
OBJECTIVE Irrational use of antimicrobial agents for preventing postoperative SSIs is a common phenomenon in China, which results in more bacterial resistance, higher hospital infection rates, extra costs of antimicrobial agents. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of Drug Rational Usage Guidelines System (DRUGS) on the surgeon's prescription(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) was isolated from the dried flower of Carthamus tinctorius L. which was extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diseases due to blood stasis. However, there have been few detailed pharmacokinetic studies about HSYA on human beings. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim was to investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a novel efficient nanoparticulate carrier loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). METHODS Gelatin and glycidyl methacrylate-derivatized dextran (dex-GMA) were cross-linked and polymerized to form interpenetrating polymeric networks. The properties of the nanoparticles (NPs) were investigated as a function of the degree of(More)
Triptolide, a diterpene triepoxide compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., is a potential cancer chemotherapeutic for tumors. However, the mechanism of anti-proliferative mechanism of triptolide in colon cancer cells is not entirely clear. Triptolide markedly inhibited HT29 and SW480 cells proliferation(More)
Triptolide, a compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine preparation of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. However, its effect on ovarian cancer invasion is unknown. We observed that MMP7 and MMP19 expression increased in ovarian cancer tissue. Triptolide treatment inhibited(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP), the main active ingredients extracted from the fruits of Lycium barbarum L., have been shown to be a potent antioxidant. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects, and the possible mechanism of(More)