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Ultrasound-Enhanced Protective Effect of Tetramethylpyrazine against Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

In traditional Chinese medicine, Ligusticum wallichii (Chuan Xiong) and its bioactive ingredient, tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), have been used to treat cardiovascular diseases and to relieve various neurological symptoms, such as those associated with ischemic injury. In the present study, we investigated whether ultrasound (US) exposure could enhance the protective effect of TMP...

Glycopatterns of Urinary Protein as New Potential Diagnosis Indicators for Diabetic Nephropathy

, China 3Laboratory for Functional Glycomics, College of Life Sciences, Northwest University, Xi’an, China Correspondence should be addressed to Zheng Li; nc.ude.uwn@ilgnehz and Dong Zhang; moc.621

A network-based method for mechanistic investigation of Shexiang Baoxin Pill’s treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Liu Run-Hui Liu Wei-Dong Zhang wdzhangy@hotmail Jing Zhao OPEN Shexiang Baoxin Pill (SBP), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, is commonly used to treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China

Evaluation of liver function and electroacupuncture efficacy of animals with alcoholic liver injury by the novel imaging methods

Imaging methods to evaluate hepatic microcirculation (HM) and liver function (LF) by directly monitoring overall liver tissue remain lacking. This study establish imaging methods for LF that combines Laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) and in vivo optical imaging (IVOI) technologies to investigate changes of hepatic microcirculation and reserve function in the animals gavaged...

Changes in Levels of Seminal Nitric Oxide Synthase, Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor, Sperm DNA Integrity and Caspase-3 in Fertile Men after Scrotal Heat Stress

Background This study observes changes in levels of seminal nitric oxide (NO), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), sperm DNA integrity, chromatin condensation and Caspase-3in adult healthy men after scrotal heat stress (SHS). Methods Exposure of the scrotum of 25 healthy male volunteers locally at 40–43°C SHS belt warming 40 min each day for...

Waste-Activated Sludge Fermentation for Polyacrylamide Biodegradation Improved by Anaerobic Hydrolysis and Key Microorganisms Involved in Biological Polyacrylamide Removal

200092, ChinaXiaohu Dai, Dong Zhang, Lingling Dai, Yinguang Chen & Bin DongGuangzhou Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute, 348 Huanshi East Road, Guangzhou, 510060.Fan Luo AuthorsSearch for ... Xiaohu Dai in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Fan Luo in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Dong Zhang in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google

The Diagnostic Performance of Coronary CT Angiography for the Assessment of Coronary Stenosis in Calcified Plaque

Purpose To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for the assessment of coronary stenosis in a calcified plaque, by using conventional coronary angiography (CAG) as a standard reference. Materials and Methods Eight hundred and ninety-four patients were known to have or have been suspicious of having coronary artery disease, underwent...

QUADrATiC: scalable gene expression connectivity mapping for repurposing FDA-approved therapeutics

contributor. Ken I. Mills and Shu-Dong Zhang are joint senior authors Background: Gene expression connectivity mapping has proven to be a powerful and flexible tool for research. Its application has been shown

A Split-and-Merge-Based Uterine Fibroid Ultrasound Image Segmentation Method in HIFU Therapy

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy has been used to treat uterine fibroids widely and successfully. Uterine fibroid segmentation plays an important role in positioning the target region for HIFU therapy. Presently, it is completed by physicians manually, reducing the efficiency of therapy. Thus, computer-aided segmentation of uterine fibroids benefits the...

Genome-Wide Identification and Evolutionary Analysis of the SBP-Box Gene Family in Castor Bean

Genes in the SQUAMOSA promoter-binding-protein (SBP-box) gene family encode transcriptional regulators and perform a variety of regulatory functions that involved in the developmental and physiological processes of plants. In this study, a comprehensive computational analysis identified 15 candidates of the SBP-box gene family in the castor bean (Ricinus communis). The...

Transcriptome analysis reveals the effects of sugar metabolism and auxin and cytokinin signaling pathways on root growth and development of grafted apple

Background The root architecture of grafted apple (Malus spp.) is affected by various characteristics of the scions. To provide information on the molecular mechanisms underlying this influence, we examined root transcriptomes of M. robusta rootstock grafted with scions of wild-type (WT) apple (M. spectabilis) and a more-branching (MB) mutant at the branching stage. Results The...

Combination of double negative T cells and anti-thymocyte serum reverses type 1 diabetes in NOD mice

Background Double-negative (DN) T cells could delay the onset and the progression of autoimmune diabetes, yet they were less efficient on reversing autoimmune diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the combination of DN T cells and anti-thymocyte serum (ATS) could reverse new-onset diabetes in NOD mice. Methods The regulation of different subsets of T cells in...

Effect of Contact Time and Gas Component on Interfacial Tension of CO2/Crude Oil System by Pendant Drop Method

Pendant drop method has been used to measure the equilibrium interfacial tension and dynamic interfacial tension of CO2/crude oil system under the simulated-formation condition, in which the temperature is 355.65 K and pressure ranges from 0 MPa to 30 MPa. The test results indicated that the equilibrium interfacial tension of CO2/crude oil systems decreased with the increase of...

Cellular Tracking and Gene Profiling of Fusarium graminearum during Maize Stalk Rot Disease Development Elucidates Its Strategies in Confronting Phosphorus Limitation in the Host Apoplast

The ascomycete fungus Fusarium graminearum causes stalk rot in maize. We tracked this pathogen’s growth in wound-inoculated maize stalks using a fluorescence-labeled fungal isolate and observed that invasive hyphae grew intercellularly up to 24 h post inoculation, grew intra- and inter-cellularly between 36–48 h, and fully occupied invaded cells after 72 h. Using laser...

The significance of combining VEGFA, FLT1, and KDR expressions in colon cancer patient prognosis and predicting response to bevacizumab

The significance of combining VEGFA, FLT1, and KDR expressions in colon cancer patient prognosis and predicting response to bevacizumab Shu-Dong Zhang,1,2,* Cian M McCrudden,3,* Chen Meng,4 Yao Lin,4 ... ; angiogenesis; survival - open access to scientific and medical research O r i g i n a l r e s e a r c h shu-Dong Zhang 1,2,* cian M Mccrudden 3,* chen Meng 4 Yao lin 4 hang Fai Kwok 1,3 *These authors

A Cellular Automata Traffic Flow Model considering Bus Lane Changing Behavior with Scheduling Parameters

; Revised 22 January 2015; Accepted 23 January 2015 Academic Editor: Shuenn-Ren Cheng Copyright © 2015 Zun-dong Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons

Influence of core box vents distribution on flow dynamics of core shooting process based on experiment and numerical simulation

Core shooting process plays a decisive role in the quality of sand cores, and core box vents distribution is one of the most important factor determining the effectiveness of core shooting process. In this paper, the influence of core box vents distribution on the flow dynamics of core shooting process was investigated based on in situ experimental observations with transparent...

Association between abnormal default mode network activity and suicidality in depressed adolescents

Background Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds in China, and 60 % of suicidal patients have a history of depression. Previous brain imaging studies have shown that depression and suicide may be associated with abnormal activity in default mode network (DMN) regions. However, no study has specifically investigated the relationship between DMN...

A Study of Coal Miners’ Safety Psychological Elements Based on Questionnaire Survey

During the production process, the instability of safety psychological elements of coal miners contributes to unsafe behaviors that may result in fatal accident. To search the dominant psychological elements, three types of unsafe psychology, comprising 18 unsafe psychological elements, are obtained by theoretical analysis and site survey. Then, an assessment model is established...