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Zhang H.L.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College | Jin X.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College
Genetics and Molecular Research | Year: 2015

This study aimed to explore serum adiponectin and osteoprotegerin levels in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and their correlation with inflammatory and ischemia factors. From September 2010 to Augest 2010, 347 CHD patients were enrolled for a retrospective analysis. Serum lipoprotein phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), ischemia modified albumin (IMA), and adiponectin and osteoprotegerin levels were detected and analyzed. Serum adiponectin levels (ng/mL, CV was 4.3% at 250 ng/mL) were found to be negatively correlated with Lp-PLA2 (r = -0.958, P = 0.014) and hs-CRP (r = -0.958, P = 0.015) and positively correlated with IMA (r = 0.962, P = 0.025). Serum osteoprotegerin levels were positively correlated with Lp-PLA2 (r = 0.933, P = 0.027) and hs-CRP (r = 0.932, P = 0.022) and negatively correlated with IMA (r = -0.924, P = 0.017). In addition, serum adiponectin levels negatively correlated with osteoprotegerin levels. In conclusion, serum adiponectin level was negatively correlated with CHD progression, whereas serum osteoprotegerin level was positively correlated with CHD progression. Combined detection of adiponectin and osteoprotegerin levels may be of potential value in the clinical determination of CHD severity. © FUNPEC-RP. Source


Kong Q.X.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College | Wu Z.Y.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College | Chu X.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College | Liang R.Q.,Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Jining Medical College | And 2 more authors.
African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines | Year: 2014

Borneol is the processed item from resin of Dryobalanops aromatica Gaertn. f. It can enhance the activity of antioxidant enzymes in brain tissue and reduce inflammatory response by improving the energy metabolism of ischemic brain regions, and thereby reduces brain tissue damage. The objective of this paper was to study the anti-cerebral ischemia effect of borneol and its mechanism. The anti-cerebral ischemia effect of borneol was studied by ligation of bilateral common carotid arteries (CCA), and vagus nerves in mice and the acute cerebral ischemia-reperfusion experiment in rats. Compared with the blank and solvent control groups, the borneol low-; medium-; and high-dose groups can significantly prolong the gasping time of mice after decapitation, and extend the survival time of mice after ligation of bilateral CCA, and vagus nerves. Compared with the Xueshuantong injection group, the prolongation of survival time of mice after ligation of bilateral CCA, and vagus nerves was more apparent in the high-dose borneol experimental group; each experimental group can significantly reduce the number of leukocyte infiltration, the number of ICAM-1-positive vessels, as well as the number of TNF-α-positive cells. Borneol has an anti-cerebral ischemia effect. Source

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