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    ABSTRACT: To determine the role of gene expression of Wnt signal pathway in the pathogenesis of familial aggregated hypertension. The patients having directly related family members for more than three generations suffering from hypertension were enlisted in the hypertension group, and healthy individuals served as control group. The real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) gene array was used to detect the expression of functional classification genes of Wnt signal pathway in peripheral blood, with standard value deviated>2.0 from hypertension group/control group as differential genes. When hypertension group was compared with the control group, there were 6 differentially expressed genes, with 5 genes up-regulated, including Bcl-9, microphthalmia associated transcription factor (Mitf), secreted frizzled-related protein-1 (Sfrp-1), Wnt inhibiting factor-1 (Wif-1) and ribosomal protein-l13a (Rp-l13a). There was 1 gene down-regulated, i.e. dickkopf homolog-3 (Dkk-3). The result of this study suggested that the Wnt signal pathway may be related to the occurrence and development of the familial aggregated hypertension.
    Zhongguo wei zhong bing ji jiu yi xue = Chinese critical care medicine = Zhongguo weizhongbing jijiuyixue 06/2011; 23(6):349-51.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the cardiovascular diseases marker gene expression profile of the familial aggregation hypertension patients,and to screen differentially expressed genes. The patients who had directly related family members for more than three generations suffering from hypertension were selected as experiment group, and healthy individuals as control group. Oligo GEArray gene chip technique was used to detect the expression of cardiovascular diseases marker gene in peripheral blood. The ratio of positive/negative standard value >2.0, or ≤0.5 and >0 was identified as differential gene. Compared with control group, there were 10 up-regulated differential genes in experiment group, composing genes involved in lipid metabolism, immune response-related molecules, cell adhesion molecules, extracellular molecules and coagulation, including apolipoprotein E (ApoE), epithelial V-like antigen-1 (EVA-1), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-8, integrin-β1 (ITGB-1), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), nuclear factor-ΚB (NF-ΚB), platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1), selectin-P (SEL-P). There were 3 down-regulated genes, including coagulation factors-III (F-III), lectin-like oxidized low density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1), and serine protease inhibitor-1 (SERPINE-1). This study suggested that familial aggregation hypertension related to a variety of gene markers of cardiovascular disease, especially elements concerning coagulation and extracellular protease inhibitor-related genes.
    Zhongguo wei zhong bing ji jiu yi xue = Chinese critical care medicine = Zhongguo weizhongbing jijiuyixue 11/2010; 22(11):684-7.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore effect of erythropoietin on the caspase-3 subfamily in preventing apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) induced by oxidized-low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). Third-sixth passages of HUVECs were used. Two experiments were conducted. In the first experiment, there was a blank control group, ox-LDL control group (100 mg/L, incubated for 48 hours), and low, medium, and high recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) groups (6.25, 25.00, 100.00 kU/L rhEPO incubated for 24 hours+100 mg/L ox-LDL incubated for 48 hours). Another experimental protocol consisted of groups of the cells pretreated with either caspase-3 inhibitor DEVD-CHO, or caspase-8 inhibitor z-IETD-fmk, or caspase-9 inhibitor z-LEHD-fmk of 25 micromol/L for 24 hours, then HUVECs were exposed ox-LDL (100 mg/L) incubated for 48 hours. The activity of caspase-3, caspase-8, or caspase 9 was determined by caspase colorimetric assay. The cell survival rate was assessed with methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method. The positive expression rate of caspase-3 and apoptotic rate were measured by flow cytometer. The activity of caspase-3 was significantly decreased and cell survival rate was increased in the caspase-3 inhibitor group (both P<0.05). The activity of caspase-8 was decreased in the caspase-8 inhibitor group (P<0.05), but the cell survival rate was not significantly different from that of ox-LDL group (P>0.05). The activity of caspase-3 or caspase-9 was lower and cell survival rate was higher in the caspase-9 inhibitor group than that of ox-LDL group (all P<0.05). The pretreatment with rhEPO led to decreased activity of caspase-3, caspase-9, positive expression rate of caspase-3 and apoptotic rate in a dose-dependent manner compared with ox-LDL group (all P<0.05), but the activity of caspase-8 showed no significant difference from rhEPO pretreatment groups (all P>0.05). These results demonstrate that rhEPO can significantly inhibit the activity of caspase-3 or caspase-9 in endothelial cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Activation of caspase-3 or caspase-9 is involved in ox-LDL-induced HUVECs apoptotic signaling pathway, but caspase-8 is not involved.
    Zhongguo wei zhong bing ji jiu yi xue = Chinese critical care medicine = Zhongguo weizhongbing jijiuyixue 12/2009; 21(12):711-4.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the protective effect of erythropoietin (EPO) against oxidized-low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in an ox-LDL induced apoptosis model. Third-sixth passage of cultured HUVECs were used, and they were divided into two groups. The cells were pretreated with different concentrations (6.25, 50, 100 kU/L) of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) for 24 hours, then they were exposed to ox-LDL (100 mg/L) for 48 hours; another group of cells were pretreated with antisense to 0.5 micromol/L LOX-1 mRNA or 0.5 micromol/L sense for 24 hours, and then HUVECs were exposed to ox-LDL (100 mg/L) for 12 hours. Apoptosis was assessed by the apoptosis ratio, cell viability, and Bcl-2/Bax ratio. As compared to untreated controls, pretreatment with rhEPO led to increased cell survival of HUVECs and decreased cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner (all P<0.05). Consistently, the Bcl-2/Bax ratios were also increased in a similar fashion. The ratio of apoptosis protein Bcl-2/Bax was increased in the antisense LOX-1 mRNA group than that of ox-LDL group (P<0.05), but the one in the sense LOX-1 mRNA group was not significantly different from that of ox-LDL group. The ox-LDL can induce apoptosis in HUVECs by regulating LOX-1 mRNA, and rhEPO can increase Bcl-2/Bax ratio and inhibit ox-LDL-induced apoptosis of HUVECs.
    Zhongguo wei zhong bing ji jiu yi xue = Chinese critical care medicine = Zhongguo weizhongbing jijiuyixue 11/2009; 21(11):656-9.
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the association of elevation in serum uric acid with the development of coronary artery disease, and to determine the relationship between uric acid and Glu(298) Asp polymorphism of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the Chinese Han Nationality. The Glu(298) Asp variant of the eNOS gene was detected by polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis in 58 patients with ACS and 43 healthy controls. The severity of ACS was expressed by the number of affected vessels and by the Duke scoring system. The frequencies of the eNOS Glu/Glu, Glu/Asp, and Asp/Asp genotypes in the ACS group were not significantly different from those of controls (43.1%, 36.2%, 20.7% vs. 48.8%, 34.9%, 16.3%, respectively; chi (2) = 0.446, P = 0.800). In comparison with subjects who had Glu(298) allele in the eNOS gene, the risk of ACS was not increased among Asp/Asp carriers (odds ratio 1.34, 95% confidence interval 0.479 to 3.755, P = 0.575). There was no significant association between the eNOS Glu(298) Asp variant and the Duke score [(46.73+/-19.90) score for Asp/Asp vs. (48.33+/-19.61) score and (38.19+/-15.12) score for Glu/Glu and Glu/Asp, respectively, P=0.248], but there was a significant association between the eNOS Glu(298) Asp variant and the serum uric acid level in ACS group [(298.92+/-87.27) micromol/L for Glu/Glu vs.(380.80+/-95.80) micromol/L and (346.16+/-93.71) micromol/L for Glu/Asp and Asp/Asp, respectively, P = 0.017]. Glu(298) Asp polymorphism of the eNOS gene appears to have no association with ACS in the Chinese Han Nationality, but a significant association between the eNOS Glu(298) Asp variant and the serum uric acid level is found in patients with ACS.
    Zhongguo wei zhong bing ji jiu yi xue = Chinese critical care medicine = Zhongguo weizhongbing jijiuyixue 12/2007; 19(11):652-6.