Li Wang

Shenyang Aerospace University, Feng-t’ien, Liaoning, China

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    ABSTRACT: Background Cystatin-C (CysC) has been demonstrated as a sensitive and reliable biomarker to predict the onset of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, few studies concerned about the relationship between CysC and the outcomes of AKI.Objective To determine whether CysC elevation prior to definite diagnosis of AKI is related to higher prevalence of death and dialysis need outcome.Study DesignMeta-analysis.Method We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library database using the terms related to AKI combined with “cystatin-C”. Bibliographies of relevant papers were reviewed manually. Eligible studies were those investigating death and dialysis need outcomes after AKI with CysC measurement, and were limited to English articles. Non-human studies were excluded. Random effect Mantel-Haenszel statistical method was used.Results6 studies were finally enrolled, consisting of 2332 patients. All these studies were hospital-based prospective cohort studies. The follow-up duration varied from 5 days to 1 year. The OR values for baseline CysC elevation and death as well as baseline CysC elevation and dialysis need were 2.34 (95% CI 1.46-3.75) and 4.40 (95% CI 1.58-12.22), respectively (both P<0.05).Conclusions Patients with CysC elevated prior to AKI diagnosis have higher risk to develop death and need dialysis during short- and long-term follow-up after AKI, thus having worse outcomes. This population deserves more careful observation and might benefit from more frequent follow-up visit in the clinic. Future work is needed to get a consensus cut-off value defining CysC elevation.
    Nephrology 07/2014; · 1.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: MicroRNAs were demonstrated to play an important role in the regulation of gene expression. Here, we showed that miR-99a and -99b (miR-99a/b) were down-regulated in human cervical cancer patient tissues and were negatively related with lymphatic metastasis. In addition, overexpression of miR-99a/b inhibited cell growth and invasion, whereas suppression of miR-99a/b yielded the reverse phenotype. Dual luciferase report assay revealed that mTOR was identified as a novel target gene of both miR-99a and -99b. Altogether, these results suggested that miR-99a/b directly and negatively regulated mTOR expression in cervical cancer cells, and enforced the importance of miR-99a/b and their targets in the malignant phenotypes of cervical carcinogenesis.
    Medical Oncology 05/2014; 31(5):934. · 2.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hybrid composites with hierarchical structure, simultaneously reinforced by microscale glass fibers and CNTs, are fabricated using resin transfer molding. Processing/structure/property relationships of the resulting hybrid multiscale composites are studied. Loading of the CNTs with surfactant are crucial for structures and properties of composites. Microscopic observation confirms the formation of a CNT percolation network and its roles in mechanical reinforcement and electrical amelioration. The dependence of the CNT morphology on surfactant concentration is responsible for the variation in the mechanical and electrical responses of composites. The hierarchical structure influenced by several competing factors bears great potential for tuning the performance of the hybrid composites.
    Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 03/2014; 299(3). · 2.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The computational prediction of peptides that bind to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules has practical importance for the development of epitope-based vaccines. The performance of the prediction methods depends on the verified peptides. However, the available peptide datasets of most alleles contain significant biases. An investigation to the effect of the peptides in the training dataset on the performance of the generated model indicated that there was a discrepancy between the classification of binders from biological data and classification of binders from super-motif-sharing peptides, which was induced by the non-motif-containing peptides. Most human MHC (called HLA) class I molecules could be assigned to supertypes based on their overlapping peptide-binding specificities, therefore, we proposed a supertype-based method for the modeling of the HLA class I-peptide binding: candidates of peptides binding to alleles in a given supertypes were screened using the super-motifs, and then the peptides binding to specific allele in the supertype were predicted by the model trained on the super-motif-sharing peptides. The efficacy of this supertype-based method was examined in two matrix-based methods and one machine learning method for 20 alleles in HLA supertype A1, A2, A3, A24, B44 and B7. Evaluations on several benchmark datasets indicated that the supertype-based method achieved remarkable success in improving the prediction of HLA-binding peptides.
    Journal of immunological methods 01/2014; · 2.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Caffeic acid (3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid, CA) has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity in animal models. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of CA in skin inflammation are only partially understood. The present study was designed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of CA on acute and chronic skin inflammation in mice and the effect of CA in keratinocytes in vitro. The results showed that topical treatment with CA inhibited 12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced skin edema in a dose-dependent manner, leading to substantial reductions in skin thickness and tissue weight, neutrophil-mediated myeloperoxidase activity, and various histopathological indicators. The CA treatment also significantly reduced the mRNA and protein levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1β at the application site, and the TNF-α production, the TNF-α-induced IL-6 and IL-1β production, and TNF-α-induced nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation in human keratinocytes in vitro. Furthermore, CA was effective at reducing inflammatory damage induced by chronic TPA exposure. These results demonstrate that CA has anti-inflammatory activities in both acute and chronic contact dermatitis models via blockade of the mRNA and protein synthesis of these cytokines and neutrophil-mediated myeloperoxidase activity, and can target inflammatory mediators specifically in the keratinocytes. Taken together, the present results suggest that CA might be a therapeutic agent against inflammatory skin diseases.
    Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 01/2014; 37(3):347-54. · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Abelmoschus manihot, a single medicament of traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used to treat kidney disease. This is the first randomized controlled clinical trial to assess its efficacy and safety in patients with primary glomerular disease. Study Design Prospective, open-label, multicenter, randomized, controlled, clinical trial. Setting & Participants From May 2010 to October 2011, a total of 417 patients with biopsy-proven primary glomerular disease from 26 hospitals participated in the study. Interventions A manihot in the form of a huangkui capsule, 2.5 g, 3 times per day; losartan potassium, 50 mg/d; or combined treatment, a huangkui capsule at 2.5 g 3 times per day, was combined with losartan potassium, 50 mg/d. The duration of intervention was 24 weeks. Outcomes & Measurements The primary outcome was change in 24-hour proteinuria from baseline after treatment. Change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from baseline after treatment was a secondary outcome. The 24-hour proteinuria was measured every 4 weeks and eGFR was measured at 0, 4, 12, and 24 weeks. Results Mean baseline urine protein excretion was 1,045, 1,084, and 1,073 mg/d in the A manihot, losartan, and combined groups, respectively, and mean eGFR was 108, 106, and 106 mL/min/1.73 m2, respectively. After 24 weeks of treatment, mean changes in proteinuria were protein excretion of −508, −376, and −545 mg/d, respectively (P = 0.003 for A manihot vs losartan and P < 0.001 for the combined treatment vs losartan). Mean eGFR did not change significantly. The incidence of adverse reactions was not different among the 3 groups (P > 0.05), and there were no severe adverse events in any group. Limitations Results cannot be generalized to those with nephrotic syndrome or reduced eGFR. Conclusions A manihot is a promising therapy for patients with primary kidney disease (chronic kidney disease stages 1-2) with moderate proteinuria.
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 01/2014; · 5.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the inhibitory effects of curcumin against HeLa cell invasion and migration and explore the underlying mechanisms. HeLa cells were exposed to curcumin treatment at the concentrations of 0, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 µmol/L for 24 h. MTT and TUNEL assays were used to assess the cell proliferation inhibition and apoptosis, respectively. Transwell assay was used to evaluate the invasiveness and migration of the treated cells, and RT-PCR and Western blotting were employed to detect the changes in the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and MMP-9 and E-cad, the 2 markers of cell invasion and migration, were detected by Western blotting. The capacity of NO production in HeLa cells was measured by Griess method. Curcumin inhibited the proliferation of HeLa cells by inducing cell apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner. Curcumin inhibited the invasion and migration of HeLa cells by increasing E-cad expression and decreasing MMP-9 expression, and also decreased the expression level of iNOS and NO production in the cells. Curcumin inhibits the invasion and migration of HeLa cells by decreasing the expression of iNOS.
    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 12/2013; 33(12):1752-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To elucidate the relationship between dynamic variations of insular β cell mitochondria and type-2 diabetes by using a mouse model, the dynamic variation (fusion or fission) of insular β cell mitochondria present in two groups of Wistar mice with type-2 diabetes (high fat feeding and streptozotocin (STZ) adding with low dose and high frequency, high fat feeding and STZ adding with high dose and low frequency), and normal Wistar mouse were systematically compared. By analysing the insulin secretion level and other related indexes, the molecular mechanism of the fusion or fission phenomenon of insular β cell mitochondria in two different models (high fat feeding and STZ adding with low dose and high frequency, high fat feeding and STZ adding with high dose and low frequency) of mice with type-2 diabetes were initially elucidated. The phenomenon of mitochondrial fusion and fission was clearly seen. In initially determining the relationship between the change of insular β cell mitochondrial structure and its cell apoptosis generated by some factors such as treatment by glucose-oxidase (GO), the effect of GO on the mouse islet cells RIN-m5F including the effects on cell growth, reactive oxygen species (ROS), cell cycle, cell apoptosis of RIN-m5F were systematically examined. GO showed some influence on the mouse islet cells RIN-m5F cell activity, ROS and apoptosis, but its effect on the cell cycle was not significant.
    Cell Biology International 11/2013; · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To obtain reference values for pancreatic flow output rate (PFR) and peak time (PT) in healthy volunteers and chronic pancreatitis (CP); to correlate quantification of secretin enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (SMRCP) of pancreatic fluid output following secretin with fecal elastase-1 (FE-1) tests. The present study includes 53 subjects comprised of 17 healthy individuals and 36 patients with CP from April 2011 to January 2013. The 36 patients with CP were divided into three groups of mild CP (n = 14), moderate CP (n = 19) and advanced CP (n = 3) by M-ANNHEIM classification for CP.. Fifty-three cases underwent FE-1 test and magnetic resonance imaging using 3.0 T-device (Signa EXCITE, GE Healthcare). Coronal T2-weighted single-shot turbo spin-echo, spiratory triggered, covering the papillae, duodenum and small bowel. MRCP was performed with a heavily T2-weighted fat-suppressed long TE HASTE sequence (thick slab 2D MRCP sequence), repeated every 2 min up to 11 min after 0.1 mL/kg secretin injection (Secrelux, Sanochemia(®), Germany). FE-1 test used sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test (ScheBo. Tech(®), Germany). A good linear correlation showed between the calculated volume and the actual volume by Phantom experiments. Fifty-three paired Quantification of secretin enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCPQ) and FE-1 data sets were analyzed. The mean FE-1 of 53 cases was 525.41 ± 94.44 μg/g for 17 healthy volunteers, 464.95 ± 136.13 μg/g for mild CP, 301.55 ± 181.55 μg/g for moderate CP, 229.30 ± 146.60 μg/g for advanced CP. Also, there was statistically significant difference in FE-1 (P = 0.0001) between health and CP. The mean values of PFR and PT were 8.18 ± 1.11 mL/min, 5.76 ± 1.71 min for normal; 7.27 ± 2.04 mL/min, 7.71 ± 2.55 min for mild CP; 4.98 ± 2.57 mL/min, 9.10 ± 3.00 min for moderate CP; 4.13 ± 1.83 mL/min, 12.33 ± 1.55 min for advanced CP. Further, statistically significant difference in PFR (P = 0.0001) and PT (P = 0.0001) was observed between health and CP. Besides, there was correlation (r = 0.79) and consistency (K = 0.6) between MRCPQ and ELISA Test. It was related between M-ANNHEIM classification and PFR (r = 0.55), FE-1 (r = 0.57). SMRCP can provide a safe, non-invasive and efficient method to evaluate the exocrine function of the pancreas.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 11/2013; 19(41):7177-82. · 2.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hyperphosphataemia in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with adverse outcomes, including vascular calcification and higher mortality rates. While phosphate lowering is an integral aspect of CKD management, the efficacy and safety of phosphate binders in a contemporary cohort of Chinese haemodialysis patients (who have different genetics and dietary patterns than other populations) has not been previously described. Moreover, sparse data are available on strategies for optimal dose titration when transitioning from a calcium-based to a polymer-based phosphate binder. This randomized, double-blind, dose-titration study compared sevelamer carbonate (starting dose 800 mg three times daily) with placebo over 8 weeks' duration in Chinese CKD patients on haemodialysis. Patients were required to be using calcium-based binders prior to study start. In all, 205 patients were randomized (sevelamer, n = 135; placebo, n = 70); mean age was 48.6 years, 61% were male and the mean time on dialysis was 4.4 years. The mean serum phosphorus decreased significantly in patients treated with sevelamer carbonate [change -0.69 ± 0.64 mmol/L (-2.14 ± 1.98 mg/dL)] but remained persistently elevated with placebo [change -0.06 ± 0.57 mmol/L (-0.19 ± 1.76 mg/dL)] (P < 0.0001). When compared with placebo, sevelamer carbonate treatment resulted in statistically significant greater mean reductions from baseline in serum total (-17.1 versus -3.3%) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (-33.5 versus-7.6%) (P < 0.0001 for both). Sevelamer carbonate was well tolerated with 96% adherence compared with 97% adherence in the placebo arm. Overall, adverse events experienced by patients in the sevelamer carbonate and placebo treatment groups were similar and consistent with their underlying renal disease. This study demonstrated that hyperphosphataemia developed quickly following the cessation of phosphate binders and remained persistently elevated in end-stage CKD in the placebo-treated group. Gradually titrating up sevelamer carbonate from an initial dose of 2.4 g/day to an average daily dose of 7.1 ± 2.5 g/day was well tolerated, safe and efficacious in contemporary Chinese haemodialysis patients.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 10/2013; · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The inflammatory response mediated by the immune system is the major cause of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated liver injury. Here, we identified CD59, as a novel HBc-interacting protein in hepatocytes by tandem affinity purification (TAP) screening. The expression of CD59 was markedly down-regulated in HBc-transfected HepG2 or HepG2.215 cells, which resulted in an upshift of hepatocyte sensitivity to membrane attack complex (MAC)-induced cell lysis. These results were consistent with the accumulation of MACs in the liver of HBV-infected patients. Additional analyses using laser confocal microscopy, quantitative PCR and flow cytometry revealed that CD59 was specifically translocated to the nucleus upon binding to HBc, which induced the down-regulation of CD59 on both the mRNA and protein levels.
    FEBS letters 09/2013; · 3.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide public health problem. HBV-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) are vital for viral clearance. Identification of immunodominant CTL epitopes from HBV-associated antigens is necessary for therapeutic vaccine development. We showed that HLA-A*1101 allele is one of the most common alleles in both healthy individuals and chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in the Chongqing area, China. However, less than 10% of epitopes of HBV-associated antigens have been identified in an HLA-A*1101 context. Here, we described an immunodominant CD8+ T cell response targeting a hepatitis B surface antigen determinant (HBs295-304) restricted by HLA-A*1101 in both healthy individuals and CHB patients. Moreover, HBs295-304 is more immunogenic for CTL induction than a known naturally HLA-A*1101-processed epitope from hepatitis B core antigen (HBc88-96). Therefore, the newly identified epitope, HBs295-304, will benefit the development of immunotherapeutic approaches for HBV infection.
    Journal of General Virology 08/2013; · 3.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To explore potential causes of male infertility by determining the composition and structure of commensal bacterial communities in seminal fluids. Microscopy of Gram-stained semen samples and classification of 16S rRNA gene sequences to determine the species composition of semen bacterial communities. Clinical andrology laboratory and academic research laboratories. Nineteen sperm donors and 58 infertility patients. None. Classification of 16S rRNA gene sequences, clustering of seminal microbial communities, and multiple statistical tests. High numbers of diverse kinds of bacteria were present in most samples of both sperm donors and infertility patients. The bacterial communities varied widely among subjects, but they could be clustered into six groups based on similarities in composition and the rank abundances of taxa. Overall, there were no significant differences between sperm donors and infertility patients. However, multiple statistical tests showed a significant negative association between sperm quality and the presence of Anaerococcus. The results also indicated that many of the bacterial taxa identified in semen also occur in the vaginal communities of some women, especially those with bacterial vaginosis, which suggests that heterosexual sex partners may share bacteria. Diverse kinds of bacteria were present in the human semen, but there were no significant differences between sperm donors and infertility patients. The presence of Anaerococcus might be a biomarker for low sperm quality.
    Fertility and sterility 08/2013; · 3.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines recommend that a lateral abdominal radiograph should be performed to assess vascular calcification (VC) in dialysis patients. However, abdominal aortic calcification is a prevalent finding, and it remains unclear whether other anatomical areas of VC can predict mortality more accurately. METHODS: A total of 217 maintenance hemodialysis patients were enrolled at the Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital between July 2010 and March 2011. Radiographs of the abdomen, pelvis and hands were evaluated by a radiologist to evaluate the presence of VC. The correlation between different areas of VC and all-cause or cardiovascular mortality was analyzed using univariate and multivariate models. RESULTS: The prevalence of VC was 70.0% (152 patients), and most had abdominal aortic calcification (90.1%). During 26 +/- 7 months of follow-up, 37 patients died. The VC score was independently associated with patient mortality. VC observed on abdominal radiographs (abdominal aortic calcification) was associated with all-cause mortality in models adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors (HR, 4.69; 95%CI, 1.60-13.69) and dialysis factors (HR, 3.38; 95%CI, 1.18-9.69). VC in the pelvis or hands was associated with all-cause mortality in the model adjusted for dialysis factors. When three combinations of VC in different radiographs were included in models, the presence of abdominal VC was only significantly associated with all-cause mortality in the integrated model. VC in the abdomen and pelvis was associated with all-cause mortality in the model adjusted for cardiovascular factors and the integrated model, but neither was significantly associated with cardiovascular mortality. VC in all radiographs was significantly associated with a more than 6-fold risk of all-cause mortality and a more than 5-fold risk of cardiovascular mortality compared to patients without VC. CONCLUSIONS: VC in different arteries as shown on radiographs is associated with different levels of risk for mortality. The lateral abdominal radiograph may not be superior to other radiographs for predicting patient outcomes. Further research is needed to elucidate the effects of difference burdens of VC on patient outcomes.
    BMC Nephrology 06/2013; 14(1):120. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) is a 455-residue (~55 kDa) protein found mainly in the primary (azurophilic) granules of human neutrophils. BPI is an endogenous antibiotic protein that belongs to the family of mammalian lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding and lipid transport proteins. Its major function is to kill Gram-negative bacteria, thereby protecting the host from infection. In addition, BPI can inhibit angiogenesis, suppress LPS-mediated platelet activation, increase DNA synthesis, and activate ERK/Akt signaling. In this study, we found that BPI was expressed in the testis and epididymis, but not in the seminal vesicles, prostate and solidification glands. BPI expression in the epididymis increased upon upregulation of testosterone, caused by injection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. In orchidectomized mice, BPI expression was significantly reduced, but its expression was restored to 30% of control levels in orchidectomized mice supplemented with testosterone. The number of sperm fused per egg significantly decreased after incubation with anti-BPI antiserum. These results suggest that BPI may take part in the process of sperm-oocyte fusion, and play a unique and significant role in reproduction.
    Reproduction 06/2013; · 3.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Data on the epidemiology of hypertension in Chinese non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the non-dialysis CKD patients through a nationwide, multicenter study in China. The survey was performed in 61 tertiary hospitals in 31 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions in China (except Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan). Trained physicians collected demographic and clinical data and measured blood pressure (BP) using a standardized protocol. Hypertension was defined as systolic BP ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mmHg, and/or use of antihypertensive medications. BP < 140/90 mmHg and < 130/80 mmHg were used as the 2 thresholds of hypertension control. In multivariate logistic regression with adjustment for sex and age, we analyzed the association between CKD stages and uncontrolled hypertension in non-dialysis CKD patients. The analysis included 8927 non-dialysis CKD patients. The prevalence, awareness, and treatment of hypertension in non-dialysis CKD patients were 67.3%, 85.8%, and 81.0%, respectively. Of hypertensive CKD patients, 33.1% and 14.1% had controlled BP to < 140/90 mmHg and < 130/80 mmHg, respectively. With successive CKD stages, the prevalence of hypertension in non-dialysis CKD patients increased, but the control of hypertension decreased (P < 0.001). When the threshold of BP < 130/80 mmHg was considered, the risk of uncontrolled hypertension in CKD 2, 3a, 3b, 4, and 5 stages increased 1.3, 1.4, 1.4, 2.5, and 4.0 times compared with CKD 1 stage, respectively (P < 0.05). Using the threshold of < 140/90 mmHg, the risk of uncontrolled hypertension increased in advanced stages (P < 0.05). The prevalence of hypertension Chinese non-dialysis CKD patients was high, and the hypertension control was suboptimal. With successive CKD stages, the risk of uncontrolled hypertension increased.
    Chinese medical journal 06/2013; 126(12):2276-2280. · 0.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The introduction of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines has been a breakthrough in the field of stem cell research. However, the extent of pluripotency among those cell lines tends to be variable due to their different epigenetic signatures. Mouse iPS cell (miPS) line 4.1 has been established via retroviral transfer of human transcription factors Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc; the germline competence of this line has not been determined. In the present study, we induced the differentiation of miPS-4.1 cells into male germ cells, in vivo and in vitro. In the in vitro model, the behavior of miPS-4.1 cells was identical to that of differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). We obtained primordial germ cell-like cells (PGC-LC) that were positive for alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity. In continuous culture, these cells expressed pluripotent marker Oct4 and male germline markers C-kit and MVH. For our in vivo model, miPS-4.1 cells were co-transplanted with neonatal testicular cell suspension. We observed ectopically reconstituted seminiferous tubule structures, in which the miPS-4.1 cells were homing and developing. In conclusion, we successfully induced the differentiation of miPS-4.1 cells into male germ cells, albeit their epigenetic characteristics. Our study provides a system to examine the mechanisms of male germ cell development and might help to supply an effective treatment for male infertility in the future.
    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 03/2013; · 2.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Several types of molecules, including the small non-coding RNAs, are involved in the precision regulation of neural development. The expression of microRNAs appears in a specific spatialtemporal sequence during the neural development, and abnormal expression may lead to neural dysplasia. MicroRNAs also play important roles in the regulation of cell biological behaviors in terms of survival, proliferation and differentiation. Neural stem cells are the mother cell of the nervous system. The proliferation, differentiation and migration of neural stem cells are tightly controlled so as to generate appropriate number and phenotype of daughter cells to ensure normal neural development. MicroRNAs are involved in the regulation of neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation via affecting the expression and function of their target mRNAs.
    Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 03/2013; 38(3):323-8.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, carboxylic acid functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were used to modify epoxy with intent to develop a nanocomposite matrix for hybrid multiscale composites combining benefits of nanoscale reinforcement with well-established fibrous composites. CNTs were dispersed in epoxy by using high energy sonication, followed by the fabrication of epoxy/CNTs composites. The processibility of CNTs/epoxy systems was explored with respect to their dispersion state and viscosity. The dependences of viscosity, mechanical and thermomechanical properties of nanocomposite system on CNTs content were investigated. The dispersion quality and reagglomeration behavior of CNTs in epoxy and the capillary infiltration of continuous fiber with the epoxy/CNTs dispersion were characterized using optical microscope and capillary experiment. As compared with neat epoxy sample, the CNTs nanocomposites exhibit flexural strength of 126.5 MPa for 1 wt% CNTs content and impact strength of 28.9 kJ m−2 for 0.1 wt% CNTs content, respectively. A CNTs loading of 0.1 wt% significantly improved the glass transition temperatures, Tg, of the nanocomposites. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to examine the fracture surface of the failed specimens. It is demonstrated that the properties of CNTs/epoxy system are dispersion-dominated and interface sensitive. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 2013. © 2012 Society of Plastics Engineers
    Polymer Engineering and Science 03/2013; 53(3). · 1.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the present paper, AlF3-YbF3 : Er3+ was prepared by high temperature solid phase reaction, and the concentration effect of Er3+ on luminous intensity of phosphors was studied. The crystal structures of the phosphors were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the upconversion luminescence properties of phosphor were studied by fluorescence emission spectra. Upon 980 nm excitation, when the Er3+ concentration was fixed to be 0.7 mol%, the maximum red emission intensities can be obtained in the sample. Furthermore, the research results showed that the fitted slope for red transition emission was 2.24, indicating that red emission is due to a two-photon excitation process.
    Guang pu xue yu guang pu fen xi = Guang pu 01/2013; 33(1):23-6. · 0.29 Impact Factor

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  • 2013–2014
    • Shenyang Aerospace University
      Feng-t’ien, Liaoning, China
    • Xi'an Jiaotong University
      Ch’ang-an, Shaanxi, China
  • 2008–2014
    • Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital
      Hua-yang, Sichuan, China
    • Xinqiao Hospital
      Ch’ung-ch’ing-shih, Chongqing Shi, China
  • 2002–2014
    • Third Military Medical University
      Ch’ung-ch’ing-shih, Chongqing Shi, China
    • Nanfang Hospital
      Shengcheng, Guangdong, China
  • 2011–2013
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
      • Shanghai Key Laboratories of Reproductive Medicine
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
    • Renji Hospital
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
    • Southwest University in Chongqing
      Pehpei, Chongqing Shi, China
  • 2012
    • Taiyuan University of Technology
      • College of Materials Science and Engineering
      Taiyuan, Shanxi Sheng, China
    • Chongqing University of Technology
      Ch’ung-ch’ing-shih, Chongqing Shi, China
    • Tianjin First Central Hospital
      T’ien-ching-shih, Tianjin Shi, China
  • 2010–2012
    • Chinese PLA General Hospital (301 Hospital)
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2008–2011
    • Changhai Hospital, Shanghai
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2009
    • Henan Provincial People’s Hospital
      Cheng, Henan Sheng, China
    • Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2008–2009
    • Second Military Medical University, Shanghai
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2007
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences
      Peping, Beijing, China
    • Academy of Military Medical Sciences
      T’ien-ching-shih, Tianjin Shi, China
    • Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology
      • Shanghai Alcohol Research Center
      Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
  • 2004
    • Anhui Normal University
      Wu-hu-shih, Anhui Sheng, China