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The purpose of this study was to detect micrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) analyses for cytokeratin 19 (CK19) expression in early-stage cervical cancer. One hundred twenty-five SLNs were collected from 46 patients with early-stage cervical cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic acute renal failure (ARF) is a common and often fatal condition characterized by tubular epithelial cell necrosis and marked monocyte infiltration. Inflammatory mechanisms, including cell adhesion, cell infiltration, and cytokine production, are involved. These processes are thought to be directly or indirectly regulated by nuclear(More)
Two recent studies demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor β/δ (PPARβ/δ) agonists exerted neuroprotective effects in mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays a major role in rotenone-induced dopaminergic neuronal degeneration. In the present(More)
Telmisartan, one unique angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker, has been attracting attention due to its putative peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ or β/δ actions. Recently, telmisartan has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects in animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully(More)
Our recent study indicated that angiotensin II (Ang II), the main component of renin-angiotensin system, participated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) by triggering the apoptosis of dopaminergic neuronal cells. However, the underlying mechanisms are still not fully understood. In this study, by using CATH.a cells, a dopaminergic neuronal cell(More)
INTRODUCTION We recently demonstrated that angiotensin II (Ang II) was involved in the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) via induction of apoptosis of dopaminergic neurons, but the mechanisms are not completely elucidated. Here, we asked whether mitochondrial-dependent mechanisms contributed to the Ang II-induced dopaminergic neuronal apoptosis. (More)
Loss of dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra (SN) is a pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD), which leads to the onset of motor symptoms. Previously, our in vitro studies revealed that Angiotensin II (Ang II) induced apoptosis of dopaminergic neurons through its type 1 receptor (AT1R), but these findings needed to be confirmed via(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The severity of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) affected the prognosis of patients with acute cerebrovascular disease. Considering the impact of CMBs on clinical decision, it is necessary to assess the risk factors of CMBs. We aimed to evaluate the independent risk factors of CMBs in patients with acute ischemic stroke of large-artery(More)
An alkaline lipase producing strain streptomyces Z94-2 was selected from 152 lipase producer, The optimal medium composition for the producing lipase is (g/L): soybean meal 30, urea 10, dextrin 10, KH2PO4 0.5, NaCl 1, MgSO4.7H2O 0.5, AEO9 (nonionic surfactant) 1. The optimal conditions for lipase producing are initial pH 9.5-10.0, shaken at 26 degrees C,(More)
INTRODUCTION Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination is a screening test used to diagnose dementia. The third edition of this test (ACE-III) was recently developed. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the ACE-III in Spanish. METHODS The ACE-III was translated and adapted to Spanish. It was then administered to a group of healthy subjects as(More)
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