Yan-Hong Zhou

Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

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Publications (8)5.69 Total impact

  • Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics - PROG BIOCHEM BIOPHYS. 01/2009; 36(5):616-623.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the effect of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) on the growth inhibition and cellular differentiation of C6 glioma cells. Human glioma C6 cells were treated with 5 mg/L ATRA,and the inhibition of cell growth was assessed by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay. The differentiation of C6 cells was determined by flow cytometry, microscopy,transmission electron microscope, and immunohistochemical technique. Treatment of ATRA could result in the growth inhibition of C6 cells, and the cell density significantly decreased(P<0.01). The cell cycle distribution was changed, G0/G1 phase was prolonged, and cells at S phase decreased(P<0.01). The C6 glioma cells displayed normal fibroblast-like morphology under the microscope before the induction, and the ATRA-treated C6 cells became slightly long, turned into round in the middle, and had protrusions at both ends. The ATRA-treated C6 cells did not display obvious apoptosis by flow cytometry(P>0.05).Whereas, early apoptosis was observed under the transmission electron microscope, the vacuoles increased, the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum were abundant in the cytoplasm, and the cellular structures tended to be normal.The expression of glial fibrillaryacidic protein in C6 cells increased in the treatment group. ATRA can inhibit the proliferation, and induce the differentiation of C6 glioma cells.
    Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 10/2008; 33(10):892-7.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the effect of LRRC4 on the mobility and invasion of glioblastomas U251 cells through the SDF-1alpha/CXCR4 axis. RT-PCR, transfilter cell invasion assay, adhesion assay, scraping test, scrape loading, and dye transfer assay were used to determine the effect of LRRC4 on U251 cells. SDF-1 alpha could increase the invasion in U251 which expressed CXCR4. The reintroduction of LRRC4 in U251 cells could inhibit the expression of CXCR4. LRRC4 also inhibited the adhesion ability of U251 to ECV304 as well as the mobility and invasion ability in vitro, which was mediated by the SDF-1alpha/CXCR4 axis. Furthermore, LRRC4 could greatly enhance the gap junctional intercellar communication of U251 cells. The reintroduction of LRRC4 in U251 cells can inhibit the expression of CXCR4 and the SDF-1alpha/CXCR4 axis-mediated cell invasion in vitro.
    Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 11/2007; 32(5):735-41.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the effect of LRRC4, a glioma suppressive gene, on blocking U251 cells in G0/G1 by MAPK signaling pathway. LRRC4 was transfected into U251 cells, and at 24 hour of post-transfection, cells were split at a 1:3 dilution, challenged with 500 microg /mL G418 and formed a stable transfected clone pool. RT-PCR, Northern blot and Western blot were used to identify the stable transfectants. ERK, JNK and P38 expression changes were analyzed by Western blot. FACS analysis, Luciferase reporter gene assay and Western blot were used to detect the cell cycle and cyclin D1. LRRC4 down-regulated the expression of phosphorylated ERK2 and up-regulated the expression of total protein JNK2 (a key molecule of MAPK signaling pathway) and phosphorylated c-Jun. LRRC4 decreased the expression of mutation P53, cyclin D1 activation and its expression. U251 cells were blocked in G0/G1 by LRRC4. LRRC4 can decrease JNK2, up-regulate the phosphoralated c-Jun, down-regulate mutant P53 and cyclin D1, and therefore block U251 cells in G0/G1.
    Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 05/2007; 32(2):226-30.
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    ABSTRACT: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a particularly common malignant disease in areas of south China and Southeast Asia. To characterize the gene expression profiling of NPC, we detected the gene expression profiles in 22 NPC and 10 nontumor nasopharyngeal epithelial tissues by complementary DNA microarray. We identified 503 genes that were significantly (P < .001) differentially regulated between NPC and nontumor nasopharyngeal epithelial tissues. The differentially expressed genes are involved in many signaling pathways, such as the Wnt, transforming growth factor-beta, and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathways. The aberrant expression of the Wnt signaling pathway components, such as wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 5A, Frizzled homolog 7, casein kinase IIbeta, beta-catenin, CREB-binding protein, and Dishevelled-associated activator of morphogenesis 2 was validated on the NPC tissue microarrays. The data suggest that the Wnt signaling pathway may be abnormally regulated in NPC, which provides insight into the molecular mechanisms of NPC.
    Human Pathlogy 02/2007; 38(1):120-33. · 2.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is the most common type of genetic variation, and millions of SNPs have been documented so far. Because of dense distribution of SNPs across the genome, SNPs are viewed as ideal markers for research use in the post-genomic era. The application of the high-density whole genome-wide SNP array not only leads to more rapid, economical, and high throughput genotyping but also makes the investigation of the genetic variety or change in global patterns possible. The SNP array will be widely used in various research fields, such as large-scale genome-wide linkage and association studies to discover susceptibility genes in cancer, and loss of heterozygosity analysis to discover tumor suppressor genes and tumor molecular markers, and so on.
    Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer 12/2006; 25(11):1454-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Studies have revealed that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, genetic aberration, and environmental factors are of importance in the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), although the definite mechanism remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of our study is to investigate using tissue microarray analysis whether differential expression of EBV-encoded small RNA-1 (EBER-1) and several tumor-related genes were associated with NPC carcinogenesis. Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization were performed on tissue microarrays containing 148 NPCs and 164 noncancerous nasopharyngeal epithelia (NPE) with different morphologic features. We found that overexpressions of EBER-1 hybridization signals, p53, p21ras, and bcl-2 proteins and loss expressions of p16 and p27 proteins were significantly increased in NPC tissues compared with normal NPE and hyperplastic NPE (P </= .001). The overexpressions of EBER-1 and p53 (P < .001) and the loss expressions of P16 (P < .001) and P27 (P = .005) were also significantly higher and more frequently observed in NPC than in dysplastic NPE. The positive expression of EBER-1 hybridization signals in NPC had significant associations with overexpressions of p53 (P < .001), p21ras (P = .041), and bcl-2 proteins (P < .001) and loss expression of p16 protein (P = .001). Further analysis confirmed that the abnormal expression of p53, p16, and p27 proteins occurred in the earliest stage of nasopharyngeal epithelial carcinogenesis. In the final logistic regression analysis model, the positive hybridization signals of EBER-1 and the abnormal expression of p53, p16, and p27 proteins were independent contributions for nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis, and EBER-1 was the most significant, independent predictor of nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis (hazard ratio = 13.412, 95% confidence interval 6.179-29.111, P < .001). In conclusion, EBV infection, together with overexpressions of p53, and loss expressions of p16 and p27 proteins are involved in the multistep process of human nasopharyngeal epithelial carcinogenesis.
    Human Pathlogy 06/2006; 37(5):593-605. · 2.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To analyze the expression and location of coding protein of UBAP1 gene and to understand the relationship between the expression pattern of the protein and cell carcinogenesis. Bioinformatics was used to analyze the protein character to provide an available clue of subsequent research. The codon frame cDNA was amplified by PCR, and subcloned into enhance green fluorescence protein (EGFP) of pEGFP-C2. The recombinant plasmid was transfected into HNE1 cells. The expression of coding protein was observed by fluorescence microscopy. The expressed GFP-fusion protein generated striking green fluorescence in the cytoplasm in HNE1 cells. EGFP/UBAP1 was expressed and existed mainly in the nuclear, especially accumulated on the nuclear envelope. The expression difference in HNE1 might be related to the carcinogenesis of NPC.
    Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 01/2006; 30(6):621-4.