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Objective: To observe the effects of Xuezhikang (red yeast rice) on blood lipids, blood rheology, and expression of P65 and tissue factor, and to explore the anti-atherosclerosis effect and related mechanisms of Xuezhikang (red yeast rice). Methods: 32 Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal control group, Xuezhikang treatment group, lovastatin... More
Cardiovascular diseases increase continually in the worldwide scale, and its specific pathogenesis has not been completely clear. The gas signal molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a new type of neuroactive substance, which plays many biological roles in many systems such as cardiovascular system. In recent years, a lot of research has confirmed H2S has... More
Abstract: Atherosclerosis (AS) is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Molecular imaging techniques can enable early localization and diagnosis of atherosclerosis plaques. Recent newly developed chitooligosaccharides (CSO) is considered to be capable of target mannose receptors on the surface of macrophages and to inhibit foam cell formation. Here we present a... More