Shengdong Huang

Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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    ABSTRACT: Here we investigated Brahma-related gene 1 (BRG1) expression in aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and its role in the regulation of the pathological changes in aortic SMCs of thoracic arotic dissection (TAD).
    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 10/2014; 14(1):144. · 1.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (Mst1) is a mammalian homolog of Hippo kinase from Drosophila and it is a critical component of the Hippo signaling pathway, which regulates a variety of biological processes ranging from cell contact inhibition, organ size control, apoptosis and tumor suppression in mammals. Mst1 plays essential roles in heart disease since its activation causes cardiomyocyte apoptosis and dilated cardiomyopathy. However, the mechanism underlying Mst1 activation in the heart is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: To identify novel cardiac proteins that may regulate Mst1 activity in the heart under pathophysiological conditions, a yeast two-hybrid screening of a human heart cDNA library with a dominant-negative Mst1 (K59R) mutant used as bait was performed. As a result, protein-L-isoaspartate (D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1) was identified as an Mst1-interacting protein. The interaction of PCMT1 with Mst1 was confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation in both co-transfected HEK293 cells and native cardiomyocytes, in which PCMT1 interacted with the kinase domain of Mst1, but not with its C-terminal regulatory domain. Overexpression of PCMT1 did not affect the Mst1 expression, but significantly attenuated the Mst1 activation and its apoptotic effects in response to the hypoxia/reoxygenation induced injury in cardiomyocytes. Indeed, upregulation of PCMT1 by CGP3466B, a compound related to the anti-Parkinson's drug R-(-)-deprenyl with potent antiapoptotic effects, inhibited the hypoxia/reoxygenation induced Mst1 activation and cardiomyocyte apoptosis. CONCLUSIONS: These findings implicate PCMT1 as a novel inhibitor of Mst1 activation in cardiomyocytes and suggest that targeting PCMT1 may prevent myocardial apoptosis through inhibition of Mst1.
    International journal of cardiology 05/2013; · 6.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (Mst1) is a critical component of the Hippo signaling pathway, which regulates a variety of biological processes ranging from cell contact inhibition, organ size control, apoptosis and tumor suppression in mammals. Mst1 plays essential roles in the heart disease since its activation causes cardiomyocyte apoptosis and dilated cardiomyopathy. However, the mechanism underlying Mst1 activation in the heart remains unknown. In a yeast two-hybrid screen of a human heart cDNA library with Mst1 as bait, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) was identified as an Mst1-interacting protein. The interaction of GAPDH with Mst1 was confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation in both co-transfected HEK293 cells and mouse heart homogenates, in which GAPDH interacted with the kinase domain of Mst1, whereas the C-terminal catalytic domain of GAPDH mediated its interaction with Mst1. Moreover, interaction of Mst1 with GAPDH caused a robust phosphorylation of GAPDH and markedly increased the Mst1 activity in cells. Chelerythrine, a potent inducer of apoptosis, substantially increased the nuclear translocation and interaction of GAPDH and Mst1 in cardiomyocytes. Overexpression of GAPDH significantly augmented the Mst1 mediated apoptosis, whereas knockdown of GAPDH markedly attenuated the Mst1 activation and cardiomyocyte apoptosis in response to either chelerythrine or hypoxia/reoxygenation. These findings reveal a novel function of GAPDH in Mst1 activation and cardiomyocyte apoptosis and suggest that disruption of GAPDH interaction with Mst1 may prevent apoptosis related heart diseases such as heart failure and ischemic heart disease.
    PLoS ONE 01/2013; 8(3):e58697. · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pericardial fibrocalcification (PF) is a prominent feature of human pericardial pathology, including constrictive pericarditis and, to a lesser extent, degenerated autologous pericardial substitutes. However, the role of pericardial interstitial cells (PICs) in the pathogenesis of PF has yet to be established. Using a combination of histology and immunohistochemistry, we showed that the critical cellular event in PF in situ was the transdifferentiation of PICs into myofibroblasts/osteoblasts and that the percentage of myofibroblasts/osteoblasts correlated positively with the severity of PF. In vitro studies demonstrated that PICs, similar to mesenchymal stem cells, had the potential to differentiate along adipogenic, osteogenic, chondrogenic or myogenic lineages. However, PICs exhibited a more limited self-renewal capacity and a lower expression of Oct4 (POU5F1) and Kruppel-like transcription factor Klf4, underwent earlier senescence and spontaneously transdifferentiated into myofibroblasts/osteoblasts. Quantitative-real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) confirmed that the mRNA levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), core-binding factor α1/runt-related transcription factor2 (Cbfa1/Runx2), transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 were upregulated as the passage number increased. The mRNA level of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-AA was also significantly upregulated with higher levels at passage 3. Ectopic expression of Oct4 and Klf4 enhanced the colony formation of PICs and selectively impaired induction of genes involved in transdifferentiation into myofibroblasts/osteoblasts (α-SMA, ALP, Cbfa1/Runx2, PDGF-AA and BMP-2). These data, while offering new insights into the biology of PICs, reinforce the central role of these cells in cell-mediated PF and may assist in future strategies to treat fibrocalcific pericardial diseases.
    Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 12/2012; 53(6):780–789. · 5.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Lung cancer is a major worldwide health problem. The aim of this study is to establish a novel Chinese human lung adenocarcinoma cell line and examine its biological characteristics. Lung adenocarcinoma specimens were freshly resected during surgery. The tissues were incubated in vitro and the cell line was named Ch-Huang-1. The biological characteristics of the cells were investigated by light microscopy, chromosome analysis, and transplantation experiment. Light microscopy revealed that cells from the primary tumor, Ch-Huang-1 cell line, and transplanted tumor possessed the characteristics of a malignant glandular epithelial tumor. The cell growth curve, doubling time, and mitotic index were also observed in vitro. Nuclear chromosome analysis revealed that the tumor was a subtriploid with a mode of 35-44 per cell. Tumor nodes were observed under the skin of nude mice by heterogenic transplantation. The characteristics of the established cell line suggest that it is a newly established human adenocarcinoma cell line.
    Zhongguo fei ai za zhi = Chinese journal of lung cancer 05/2012; 15(5):267-70.
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    ABSTRACT: Recent data from human and animal studies have shown an upregulated expression of advanced glycosylation end product-specific receptor (RAGE) in human atherosclerotic plaques 1 and in retina, messangial, and aortic vessels, suggesting an important role of RAGE in the pathogenesis of atherothrombotic diseases. In the past few years, the relationship between RAGE polymorphisms (-429T/C, -374T/A, and G82S) and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been reported in various ethnic groups; however, these studies have yielded contradictory results. PubMed, ISI web of science, EMBASE and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were systematically searched to identify relevant studies. Data were abstracted independently by two reviewers. A meta-analysis was performed to examine the association between RAGE polymorphisms and susceptibility to CHD. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated. A total of 17 studies including 4343 patients and 5402 controls were involved in this meta-analysis. Overall, no significant results were observed for -429T/C (OR  = 1.01, 95% CI: 0.92-1.12, P  = 0.78), -374T/A (OR  = 1.11, 95% CI: 0.98-1.26, P  = 0.09) and G82S (OR  = 1.12, 95% CI: 0.86-1.45, P  = 0.41) polymorphism. In the stratified analyses according to ethnicity, sample size, CHD endpoint and Hardy-Weinberg status, no evidence of any gene-disease association was obtained. This meta-analysis demonstrates that there is no association between the RAGE -429T/C, -374T/A and G82S polymorphisms and CHD.
    PLoS ONE 01/2012; 7(12):e50790. · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It is well-known that angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) plays an important role in the formation of the blood vascular system. Angiopoietin is involved in many diseases about angiogenesis such as tumor, so may have great prospects for the treatment of these diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of inhibiting Ang-2 via adeno-associated virus induced RNA interference (RNAi) on the biological characteristics of bronchogenic adenocarcinoma. AAV-Ang-2shRNA driven by H1 promoter was constructed to transfect A549 cell line. Normal and AAV-Null cell line were utilized in the control groups. The influence of RNAi on Ang-2 expression as well as the growth rate, tumorigenic efficiency, proliferation rate, apoptosis, and microvessel density of A549 cell line were analyzed. In vitro experiment indicated that the Ang-2 expression level (P<0.001) and growth rate (P<0.001) of A549 cell line 48 h transfected with AAV-Ang-2shRNA were significantly lower than those in the normal and AAV-Null cell lines. Cell cycle analysis showed the proliferation index (PI) of normal, AAV-Null, and AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected A549 cell line were 0.51± 0.43, 0.48 ± 0.29, and 0.26 ± 0.31, respectively, which indicated the PI of AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected cell line was significantly lower, compared with the normal and AAV-Null cell lines. In vivo experiment exhibited that AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected cell line possessed a lower mass and volume of tumor relative to two control groups. In addition, the apoptosis index (AI) of AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected, normal, and AAV-Null cell lines were (5.98 ± 3.11)%, (7.51 ± 4.42)% and (17.06 ± 7.43)% respectively, which manifested that AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected cell line possessed a higher AI (P=0.005, P=0.007). A lower percentage of PCNA-positive cell was observed in AAV-Ang-2shRNA transfected cell line (92.75 ± 9.7)% as well, compared with the normal (85.8 ± 11.8)% and AAV-Null (69.8 ± 16.5)% cell lines. AAV-mediated expression of shRNA significantly reduces concentration of Ang-2 in A549 cell line, lowers proliferation and growth rate and induce .apoptosis of A549 cell line.
    Zhongguo fei ai za zhi = Chinese journal of lung cancer 07/2011; 14(7):561-7.
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    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 04/2011; 57(15):1634-5. · 14.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The human paraoxonase (PON) is calcium dependent HDL associated ester hydrolase which has attracted considerable attention as a candidate gene for coronary heart disease based on its enzyme function as a key factor in lipoprotein catabolism pathways. Many studies have examined the association between polymorphisms in the PON gene and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), but the results have been inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis of 88 studies on 4 PON polymorphisms [Q192R, L55M, and T(-107)C in the PON1 and the S311C in the PON2] published before August 2010, including a total of 24,702 CHD cases and 38,232 controls. We also systematically explored potential sources of heterogeneity. In a combined analysis, the summary per-allele odds ratio for CHD of the 192R was 1.11 (95% CI: 1.05-1.17). However, when the analyses were restricted to 10 larger studies (n>500 cases), the summary per-allele odds ratio was 0.96 (95% CI: 0.90-1.02). Our analyses detected a possibility of publication bias with an overestimate of the true association by smaller studies. A meta-analysis of studies on the 55M, (-107)T, and 311C variant showed no significant overall association with CHD, yielding a per-allele odds ratio of 0.94 (95% CI: 0.88-1.00), 1.02 (95% CI: 0.91-1.15) and 1.02 (95% CI: 0.90-1.16) respectively. This meta-analysis suggested an overall weak association between the R192 polymorphism and CHD risk.
    Atherosclerosis 02/2011; 214(2):377-85. · 3.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: T-cell tolerance is an important mechanism for tumor escape, but the molecular pathways involved in T-cell tolerance remain poorly understood. It remains unknown whether the inhibitory immunoreceptor programmed death-1 (PD-1) plays a role in conditions of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we detected PD-1 expression on CD8+ T cells from healthy control peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and the PBMCs of NSCLC patients as well as NSCLC tissues. Results showed that tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells had increased PD-1 expression and impaired immune function, including reducing cytokine production capability and impairing capacity to proliferate. Blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway by the PD-L1-specific antibody partially restored cytokine production and cell proliferation. These data provide direct evidence that the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway is involved in CD8+ T-cell dysfunction in NSCLC patients. Moreover, blocking this pathway provides a potential therapy target in lung cancer.
    Cellular & molecular immunology 09/2010; 7(5):389-95. · 3.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To clarify the role of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs; GSTM1 and GSTT1) status in susceptibility to coronary heart disease (CHD), a meta-analysis of published studies was performed. A total of 19 studies including 8020 cases and 11 501 controls were included in this meta-analysis. In a combined analysis, the relative risks for CHD of the GSTM1 null and GSTT1 null polymorphisms were 1.47 [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.08-2.01] and 1.26 (95% CI: 0.90-1.75), respectively. Three potential sources of heterogeneity including ethnicity, source of control and sample size of study were also assessed. However, no significant association was found in stratified analyses. By pooling data from eight studies (2909 cases and 3745 controls) that considered combinations of GSTT1 and GSTM1 genotypes, a statistically significant increased risk for CHD [odds ratio (OR = 2.38, 95% CI: 1.03-5.48)] was detected for individuals with combined deletion mutations in both genes compared with positive genotypes. Results from the meta-analysis of five studies on GSTs stratified according to smoking status showed an increased risk for individuals with null genotype (OR = 2.21, 95% CI: 1.24-3.92 for GSTM1 and OR = 3.29, 95% CI: 1.49-7.26 for GSTT1) versus non-null genotypes. This meta-analysis suggests that the GSTM1 null genotype may slightly increase the risk of CHD and that interaction between unfavourable GSTs genotypes may exist.
    Mutagenesis 03/2010; 25(4):365-9. · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate genetic mechanisms of hepatocarcinogenesis and identify potential anticancer targets in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we analyzed microarray gene expression profiles between 33 HCCs and their corresponding noncancerous liver tissues. Functional analysis of differentially-expressed genes in HCC indicated that cell cycle dysregulation plays an important role in hepatocarcinogenesis. Based on 14 differentially-expressed genes involved in cell cycle in HCC, we applied Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to establish a potential genetic network which could assist understanding of HCC molecular mechanisms. siRNA-mediated knock-down of two significantly up-regulated genes, minichromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM2) and cyclin B1 (CCNB1), in HCC cells (SMMC-7721 and QGY-7703) induced G2/M-phase arrest, apoptosis and antiproliferation in HCC. Some up-regulated cell cycle-related genes in HCC were down-regulated following specific depletion of MCM2 or/and CCNB1 in HCC cells, which might well validate and complement the reconstructed cell cycle network. This study may contribute to further disclose hepatocarcinogenesis mechanism through systematically analyzed the HCC-related-cell-cycle pathway. This study also shows that MCM2 and CCNB1 could be promising prognostic and therapeutic targets for HCC.
    Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition) 01/2010; 2:1127-44.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to identify and validate novel prognostic biomarkers in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We analyzed gene expression profiles not only between 33 HCCs and their corresponding noncancerous liver tissues, but also between 25 HCCs and pooled normal liver tissues using cDNA microarrays containing 12800 genes. Functional analysis of differentially expressed genes involved in HCC carcinogenesis and tumor progression revealed that up-regulated and down-regulated genes are mainly associated with cell cycle and immune response, respectively. We detected two regions of cytogenetic changes only in poorly-differentiated HCCs using the expression data. We identified a 9-gene expression signature, which was able to predict differentiation degree and survival of HCC samples. Among the 9 most discriminatory genes, minichromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM2), a significantly up-regulated gene involved in cell cycle pathway, was selected for further analysis. Overexpression of MCM2 protein related to poor-differentiation in HCC was validated using tissue microarray-based immunohistochemistry containing 96 HCCs. Our studies show that the 9-gene expression signature may serve as promising prognostic biomarkers involved in hepatocarcinogenesis and tumor progression.
    Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition) 01/2010; 2:829-40.
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    ABSTRACT: ObjectiveThe aim of the research was to study the function of human yrdC gene in the gastric carcinoma cells. MethodsHuman yrdC gene was isolated from human spleen tissue by RT-PCR. Anti-human yrdC monoclonal antibody was prepared by hybridoma cell technique. Recombinant adenovirus Ad.yrdC carrying yrdC gene was constructed by using the AdEasy adenoviral vector system. Recombinant adenovirus Ad.yrdCshRNA mediated yrdCshRNA was prepared by RNA interference technology. Gastric adenocarcinoma BGC-823 cells of moderate differentiation were transfected and absorbance of the transfected cells was calculated at 490 nm by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method. Results A value of the transfected Ad.yrdC group was significantly greater than that of the non-transfected and transfected Ad.Null groups, and A value of Ad.yrdCshRNA group was significantly lower than that of the non-transfected and transfected Ad.Null groups. ConclusionExpression of yrdC gene has a function of promoting the proliferation of gastric carcinoma cells.
    The Chinese-German Journal of Clinical Oncology 08/2009; 8(8):433-437.
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    ABSTRACT: Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) plays a key role in the lipid metabolism and transporting. It can catalyze the hydrolysis of chylomicron and very low-density lipoprotein triglyceride. Moreover, the abnormality of LPL associates with many pathophysiological conditions. Herein cDNA microarray and Northern blots analysis were used to study the expression of lipoprotein lipase in lung adenocarcinoma tissues. There were 113 genes of all tested blots in cDNA microarray expressed lowly. LPL gene is expressed lowly at the average ratio 0.26 (Cy5/Cy3) in lung adenocarcinoma tissues over controls. Northern blots confirmed those changes detected from the cDNA microarray and suggested that low expression of LPL may play an important role in the lung adenocarcinoma development.
    Molecular Biology Reports 04/2008; 35(1):59-63. · 2.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ubiquitination, the covalent attachment of the protein ubiquitin (Ub) to other cellular proteins, has been implicated in a number of important physiological processes. ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (E2) plays an important role in the ubiquitin system. Here we report the research about a human putative ubiquitin conjugating enzyme gene, UBE2Z. The length of UBE2Z cDNA is 3054 base pairs and contains an open reading frame encoding 246 amino acids. The UBE2Z gene was mapped to human chromosome 17q21.32 and consisted of 6 exons. RT-PCR showed that UBE2Z was widely expressed in human tissues, especially high in placenta, pancreas, spleen and testis. The UBE2Z-GFP fusion protein was located in both nucleus and cytoplasm of AD293 cells.
    Molecular Biology Reports 10/2007; 34(3):183-8. · 2.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Uracil phosphoribosyltransferase, which catalyzes the conversion of uracil and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-R-diphosphate to uridine monophosphate, is important in the pyrimidine salvage pathway and is an attractive target for rational drug design by incorporation of prodrugs that are lethal to many parasitic organisms specifically. So far, uracil phosphoribosyltransferase has been reported in Arabidopsis thaliana only, not in mammals. In this study, a novel uracil phosphoribosyltransferase family cDNA encoding a 309 amino acid protein with a putative uracil phosphoribosyltransferase domain was isolated from the human fetal brain library. It was named human UPRTase (uracil phosphoribosyltransferase). The ORF of human UPRTase gene was cloned into pQE30 and expressed in Escherichia coli M15. The protein was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography, but UPRTase activity could not be detected by spectrophotometry. RT-PCR analysis showed that human UPRTase was strongly expressed in blood leukocytes, liver, spleen, and thymus, with lower levels of expression in the prostate, heart, brain, lung, and skeletal muscle. Subcellular location of UPRTase-EGFP fusion protein revealed that human UPRTase was distributed in the nucleus and cytoplasm of AD293 cells. Evolutional tree analyses of UPRTases or UPRTase-domain-containing proteins showed that UPRTase was conserved in organisms. UPRTases of archaebacteria or eubacterium had UPRTase activity whereas those higher than Caenorhabditis elegans, which lacked two amino acids in the uracil-binding region, had no UPRTase activity. This means that human UPRTase may have enzymatic activity with another, unknown, factor or have other activity in pyrimidine metabolism.
    Journal of Human Genetics 02/2007; 52(5):415-22. · 2.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In an effort to better understand the transcriptional program regulated by transcription factor, AP-2delta, we used cDNA microarray to evaluate the relative expression of human genes in AD293 cells by exogenous expression of AP-2delta. Microarray showed 29 genes that were up-regulated and 39 genes with a down-regulated expression pattern. Among the identified genes were those encoding transcription factors, signal transduction molecules, kinases, as well as genes regulating cell growth, differentiation, and cell adhesion, a set of genes suggested to be regulated by AP-2. The results of microarray was validated for some regulated genes by real-time PCR analysis. These observations shed novel insight into the mechanism of AP-2delta action and provide a range of target genes for further investigation.
    Frontiers in Bioscience 02/2007; 12:1699-706. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The SAPK/JNKs play important roles in numerous cellular processes, and for this reason they have become putative drug targets. Most dual-specificity protein phosphatases (DSPs) play important roles in the regulation of mitogenic signal transduction and cell cycle control in response to extracellular stimuli. Dual-specificity phosphatase 18 (DUSP18), a newly recognized SAPK/JNK phosphatase, is widely expressed. This expression is modulated in response to extracellular stimuli. By phosphorylation assay, pull down and coimmunoprecipitation experiments, it is shown here that DUSP18 interacts with SAPK/JNK and dephosphorylates it both in vitro and in vivo. DUSP18 does not dephosphorylate p38 or p44ERK1. Furthermore, DUSP18 inhibits SAPK/JNK pathway in vivo. Based on these findings, DUSP18 appears to serve an important role by regulation of SAPK/JNK pathway.
    Frontiers in Bioscience 02/2006; 11:2714-24. · 3.29 Impact Factor

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120 Citations
58.67 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2007–2012
    • Changhai Hospital, Shanghai
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2009
    • Second Military Medical University, Shanghai
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2006–2007
    • Fudan University
      • Institute of Genetics
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China