Zhong Ping Gu

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A multicenter, international, randomized, comparative trial was conducted to assess the acceptability, efficacy and safety of two different schedules of a contraceptive pill, containing 250 micrograms levonorgestrel and 50 micrograms ethinyl estradiol, administered by the vaginal route. One schedule of daily administration for 21 days with a seven-day(More)
Magnolol, a tradition Chinese herb, displays an array of activities including antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant effects. To investigate the protective effect of magnolol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. ALI was induced in mice by intratracheal instillation of LPS (1 mg/kg). The mice received intratracheal(More)
Uniplant, a single Silastic implant containing nomegestrol acetate, provides contraceptive efficacy for one year. Uniplant use for one year was studied in 1,803 healthy women of reproductive age, enrolled from 10 centers in 9 countries, after informed consent. Implants were placed subdermally either in the upper arm or in the gluteal region.(More)
AIM To study the influence of DL111-IT on progesterone biosynthesis of cultured luteal cells (LC). METHODS LC viability was assessed with trypan blue dye exclusion and progesterone concentration was measured with radioimmunoassay. RESULTS DL111-IT decreased the viability of LC after 24-h incubation, its ED50 being 7.7 (95% confidence limits: 7.1-8.5)(More)
Hypokalemia has been associated with the taking of gossypol, a potential oral antifertility drug for men. Because the frequency of this response differed in different parts of the world, this study was done to learn if "normal" serum [K+] also differed. [K+] was measured by flame photometry in serum from apparently normal men from Austria (n = 30), China(More)
The safety and efficacy of gossypol continues to be controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate gossypol as a contraceptive pill for men at doses lower than those previously prescribed and in men from various ethnic origin. A total of 151 men from Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, and China were divided into two groups. Both groups received 15 mg(More)
AIM To ascertain whether the side effects of gossypol, hypokalemia and irreversibility, could be avoided on dose reduction. METHODS Seventy-seven male volunteers were divided into 3 groups: control (22 cases), 10 mg gossypol (29 cases) and 12.5 mg (26 cases). Serum levels of testosterone, FSH and LH were measured by RIA and potassium by flame photometry.(More)
The entire organ of Corti on guinea pigs were observed by SEM, which has a high resolving power and can be used for a three dimensional study on the fine structure of the cochlea. After the animals were sacrificed, primary perfusion with 3% glutaraldehyde through the oval and round windows was completed in 5 minutes and with 1% OsO4 for the next fixation.(More)
Toxicity, antifertility, and endocrine effects of gossypol have been studied in male rats. The animals grew nearly normally when administered a daily dose of 7.5 mg/kg orally for 12 wk. At 15 and 30 mg/kg/d doses growth rates were significantly reduced. Infertility occurred at all dose levels, but mating behavior was maintained throughout the period of(More)