Protein C

Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Dengue virus (DENV) is considered to be the most important arthropod-borne viral disease and causes more than 100 million human infections annually. To further characterize primary DENV infection in vivo, rhesus macaques were infected with DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, or DENV-4 and clinical parameters, as well as specificity and longevity of serologic responses, were assessed. Overt clinical symptoms were not present after infection.

Author(s): 
Hickey, Andrew C.
Koster, Jacob A.
Thalmann, Claudia M.
Hardcastle, Kathy
Tio, Phaik-Hooi
Cardosa, Mary J.
Bossart, Katharine N.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue = Chinese Critical Care Medicine = Zhongguo Weizhongbing Jijiuyixue

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the integrated traditional Chinese medicine Xuebijing injection on protein C (PC) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) mRNA in rats with sepsis. METHODS: Sepsis was induced in Wistar rats by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Ninety-six healthy animals were randomly divided into four groups: normal group, sham-operation group, CLP model group, and Xuebijing-treated group. The two latter groups were divided into 2, 8, 24, 48, and 72-hour subgroups with 8 rats in each subgroup.

Author(s): 
Li, Yin-ping
Qiao, You-jie
Wu, Zi-xia
Qian, Fang-fang
Yao, Yong-Ming
Yu, Yan
Wu, Yao
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