Li Zhang

Li Zhang
Fourth Military Medical University | FMMU · Department of Ultrasound Diagnostics

PhD

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Background: Carotid atherosclerosis by ultrasound scanning can be considered as an ideal window to reflect systemic artery atherosclerosis, which has aroused wide concern for predicting the severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis clinically. Ultrasound radio frequency (RF) data technology has enabled us to evaluate the carotid structure and el...
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Background: Acoustic structure quantification (ASQ) has been applied to evaluate liver histologic changes by analyzing the speckle pattern seen on B-mode ultrasound. We aimed to assess the severity of portal hypertension (PHT) through hepatic ultrasonography. Methods: Sixty patients diagnosed with PHT and underwent surgical treatment with portos...
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Introduction: Nanobubble is an innovative ultrasound contrast agent that triggers the development of targeted imaging of HER2-positive breast cancer by combining with HER2 affibody and IR783. HPPH is a second-generation photosensitiser that is effective in treating tumours. Hence, the nanobubble-IR783-HPPH-affibody (NIHA) complex demonstrates consi...
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Background: Carotid artery can be considered as the window to reflect systemic artery atherosclerosis. Nowadays, the evaluation of carotid artery lesions both from the structural and functional aspects in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) by ultrasonographic imaging is one of the preferable tools. Materials and Methods: Patients with susp...
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Early accurate diagnosis and targeted therapy for cancer are essential to improve the prognosis of patients. With the emergence of molecular imaging, molecule-targeted ultrasound imaging for the non-invasive and precise detection of cancer has attracted increased attention. The investigation of molecule-targeted ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs)wit...
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Nanobubble (NB), a newly developed nanoscaled ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) for molecular imaging, has been widely researched for these years. Targeting it with functional molecule, nanobubble can adhere selectively to cellular epitopes and receptors outside the vasculature via enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect of tumor blood vesse...
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In vivo assessment of apoptotic response to cancer therapy is believed to be very important for optimizing management of treatment. However, few noninvasive strategies are currently available to monitor the therapeutic response in vivo. Ultrasonography has been used to detect apoptotic cell death in vivo, but a high-frequency transducer is needed....
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The purpose of this study was to prepare tumor-specific dual-mode nanobubbles as both ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging agents for female tumors. Recent studies have demonstrated the conjugation of anti-tumor ligands on the surface of nanobubbles for use as molecule-targeting ultrasound contrast agents...
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Nanobubbles, which have the potential for ultrasonic targeted imaging and treatment in tumors, have been a research focus in recent years. With the current methods, however, the prepared uniformly sized nanobubbles either undergo post-formulation manipulation, such as centrifugation, after the mixture of microbubbles and nanobubbles, or require the...
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Intracranial pressure usually increases after severe brain injury. However, a method for noninvasive evaluation of intracranial pressure is still lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential role of transcranial color Doppler sonography in assessing intracranial pressure by observing the middle cerebral artery blood flow paramete...
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Nanobubbles (NBs), as novel ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs), have attracted increasing attention in the field of molecular ultrasound imaging for tumors. However, the preparation of uniform-sized NBs is considered to be controversial, and poor tumor selectivity in in vivo imaging has been reported. In this study, we fabricated uniform nano-sized...
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Alterations in the cerebral circulation time (CCT) are observed in several cerebrovascular diseases. We designed a new method of global CCT measurement using gray-scale contrast-enhanced ultrasound and studied healthy Chinese adults and patients with intracranial shunts. Eighty-one healthy volunteers and eight patients with intracranial shunt disea...
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Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common causes of cardiovascular disease as it causes arterial stiffness changes. The purpose of this study is to characterize, in vivo, carotid arterial structural and functional changes by applying radio frequency and X-strain ultrasound techniques. Ninety-one subjects were assigned into two groups; a diabetes gr...
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Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are widely studied for evaluating diseases. This paper discusses the intelligence mode of an ANN in grading the diagnosis of liver fibrosis by duplex ultrasonogaphy. 239 patients who were confirmed as having liver fibrosis or cirrhosis by ultrasound guided liver biopsy were investigated in this study. We quantified...
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Background: Abnormality of hepatic vein (HV) waveforms evaluated by Doppler ultrasonography has been widely studied in patients with chronic liver disease. We investigated the correlation between changes in HV waveforms and portal vein velocity (PVVel), the hepatic artery pulsatility index (HAPI), and also the extent of abnormal Doppler HV wavefor...
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The second domain of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PEAII, residues 253-364) has been shown to facilitate translocation of extracellular and vesicular contents into the cytoplasm, and can transport heterologous molecules into target cells. Because full length PEAII may elicit a host immune response, we tried to identify the minimal PEAII translocation mot...
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We previously reported the selective killing of HER2-positive tumor cells by a class of immunoproapoptotic proteins containing single-chain antibody, translocation domain of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (domain II; PEA II), and constitutively active human apoptotic molecules. In this study, a novel class of antitumor immunoproapoptotic proteins was explo...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between a series of portal hemodynamic parameters obtained with Doppler ultrasonography and portal pressure measured directly from patients with portal hypertension (PHT). Fifty-seven patients with a clinical diagnosis of PHT who accepted surgical therapy were investigated. The portal pr...
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The development of new ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) has become one of the most promising fields in ultrasound medicine. This paper evaluates a new self-made contrast agent enhancement effect developed to study the fibrotic stages of the liver in perfusion models in vivo. We constructed experimental models of hepatic fibrosis involving five sta...
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To construct inducible expression vector for human granzyme B gene and express it in Hela cell line. Human active granzyme B gene was obtained by PCR and cloned into the inducible expression vector pIND. The resulting expression vector, together with a helper plasmid pVgRXR, was stably transfected into Hela cells using Lipofectamine 2000. The trans...
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Translocating protein and translocating peptides have therapeutic potential against tumors by exposing the cytotoxic domains of toxic proteins to the cell cytosol. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of N-terminally fused PE translocating peptides on granzyme B (GrBa) activity. PE II-GrBa fusion protein genes were constructed by repl...
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Targeted cell killing is required for effective treatment of cancers. We previously described the generation of a chimeric immunocasp-3 protein and its potent selective antitumor activity (Jia, L. T., Zhang, L. H., Yu, C. J., Zhao, J., Xu, Y. M., Gui, J. H., Jin, M., Ji, Z. L., Wen, W. H., Wang, C. J., Chen, S. Y., and Yang, A. G. (2003) Cancer Res...
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To construct an eukaryotic expression vector for recombinant antibody/granzyme B gene containing truncated translocating peptide and express it in HER-2(+) SKBR-3 cells and HER-2(-) Hela cells. PCR amplication was used to obtain recombinant DNA encoding antibody/granzyme B containing truncated translocating peptide DNA, and then the DNA fragment wa...

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