He Wang

He Wang
Queen's University Belfast | QUB · School of Pharmacy

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Sepsis caused by a dysregulated host response to infection is a life-threatening disease that can lead to organ dysfunction. Due to its unclear and complex mechanism, effective medicine for the treatment of sepsis is urgently required. The extensive release of cytokines and other mediators like TNF-α and interleukin-6 (IL-6) play critical roles in...
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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is involved in the regulation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and many other diseases. In this study, a new lncRNA, NR-133666, was identified to be highly expressed in the adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model using the Agilent lncRNA microarray assay. qRT-PCR verified that NR-133666 was upregulated in fibroblast-like synov...
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The currently used anti-cytokine therapeutic antibodies cannot selectively neutralize pathogenic cytokine signalling that cause collateral damage to protective signalling cascades. The single domain chain firstly discovered in Camelidae displays fully functional ability in antigen-binding against variable targets, which has been seemed as attractiv...
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Diabetic nephropathy the main reason for end stage renal disease is a common microvascular complication in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The interleukin-6 (IL-6), acting as a pleiotropic cytokine, play key roles in main autoimmune disorders. The recombinant anti-IL-6R fusion proteins (VHH-0031) constructed and obtained in our lab is a d...
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A novel anti-TNF-α/IL-6R triple-specific fusion protein, by linking 3 single domain chains, was designed and constructed in our lab. The high purity fusion proteins were obtained by our developed prokaryotic expression system process with high binding affinity with TNF-α (94.75 pM), Human Serum Albumin (1.83 nM) and IL-6R (2.29 nM). In this study,...
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A proteomic and transcriptomic comparative analysis of the venoms of three Atheris species (A. squamigera, A. nitschei and A. chlorechis) was carried out by size exclusion liquid chromatography, gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, and mRNA sequencing. The improved proteomic profiling utilised in this work was combined with transcript studies, a...
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The chemical compounds synthesised and secreted from the dermal glands of amphibian have diverse bioactivities that play key roles in the hosts’ innate immune system and in causing diverse pharmacological effects in predators that may ingest the defensive skin secretions. As new biotechnological methods have developed, increasing numbers of novel p...
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Amphibian skin secretions contain biologically-active compounds, such as anti-microbial peptides and trypsin inhibitors, which are used by biomedical researchers as a source of potential novel drug leads or pharmacological agents. Here, we report the application of a recently developed technique within our laboratory to "shotgun" clone the cDNAs en...
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Secretory phospholipase A₂ (sPLA₂) is known as a major component of snake venoms and displays higher-order catalytic hydrolysis functions as well as a wide range of pathological effects. Atheris is not a notoriously dangerous genus of snakes although there are some reports of fatal cases after envenomation due to the effects of coagulation disturba...
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The amphibian temporins, amongst the smallest antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), are α-helical, amphipathic, hydrophobic and cationic and are active mainly against Gram-positive bacteria but inactive or weakly active against Gram-negative bacteria. Here, we report two novel members of the temporin family, named temporin-1Ee (FLPVIAGVLSKLFamide) and tem...
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Snake venom constitutes one of the most complex mixtures of naturally-occurring toxic proteins/polypeptides and a large number of these possess very profound biological activities. Disintegrins, that are commonly found in viper venoms, are low molecular weight proteins that usually contain an -Arg-Gly-Asp- (-RGD-) motif that is known to be involved...
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Extensive studies on bradykinin-related peptides (BRPs) generated from plasma kininogens in representative species of various vertebrate taxa, have confirmed that many amphibian skin BRPs reflect those present in putative vertebrate predators. For example, the (Val(1), Thr(6))-bradykinin, present in the defensive skin secretions of many ranids and...

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