Yong Zhou

Yong Zhou
Central South University | CSU · Department of Physiology

PhD

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Introduction
Yong Zhou currently works at the Department of Physiology, Central South University. Yong does research in Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology. Their current project is 'Role of sEH in acute lung injury'.
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August 2013 - March 2020
Xiangya school of Central South University
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  • teacher

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Publications (60)
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Background Uncontrolled inflammation is an important factor in the occurrence and development of acute lung injury (ALI). Fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14), a plasma membrane-anchored receptor, takes part in the pathological process of a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, the role of Fn14 in ALI has not yet been...
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Our previous study showed that triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1) was upregulated in bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF) mouse model. However, the role of TREM-1 in the development of PF and its underlying mechanism remain unclear. Herein, we report that the prophylactical blockade of TREM-1 using a decoy peptide...
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Necroptosis is the major cause of death in alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) during acute lung injury (ALI). Here, we report a previously unrecognized mechanism for necroptosis. We found an accumulation of mitochondrial citrate (citrate mt ) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated AECs because of the downregulation of Idh3α and citrate carrier (CIC, als...
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Background: Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), the metabolite of arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450 (CYP), reportedly serve as a vital endogenous protective factor in several chronic diseases. EETs are metabolized by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). We have observed that prophylactic blocking sEH alleviates bleomycin- (BLM-) induced pulmonary fibr...
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Sepsis is a common complication of combat injuries and trauma, and is defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is also one of the significant causes of death and increased health care costs in modern intensive care units. The use of antibiotics, fluid resuscitation, and organ support th...
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Ferroptosis is a kind of iron-dependent regulatory necrosis characterized by the fatal accumulation of iron-dependent lipid peroxides in the plasma membrane and the final oxidative damage of the cell membrane. Morphologically, ferroptosis features high membrane density, decreased or disappeared cristae, rupture of the mitochondrial outer membrane,...
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We previously found that the disorder of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH)/cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-mediated arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolism contributes to the pathogenesis of the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in mice. However, the exact mechanism has not been elucidated. Accumulating evidence points to the essential role of cellular se...
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Fibrosis is a common pathological outcome of chronic injuries, characterized by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components in organs, as seen in most chronic inflammatory diseases. At present, there is an increasing tendency of the morbidity and mortality of diseases caused by fibrosis, but the treatment measures for fibrosis are still...
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Megakaryocytes (MKs) are typical cellular components in the circulating blood flowing from the heart into the lungs. Physiologically, MKs function as an important regulator of platelet production and immunoregulation. However, dysfunction in MKs is considered a trigger in various diseases. It has been described that the lung is an important site of...
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Background: Arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolites are involved in the pathogenesis of epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT). However, the role of ARA metabolism in the progression of EMT during pulmonary fibrosis (PF) has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of cytochrome P450 oxidase (CYP)/soluble ep...
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Necroptosis, a recently described form of programmed cell death, is the main way of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) death in acute lung injury (ALI). While the mechanism of how to trigger necroptosis in AECs during ALI has been rarely evaluated. Long optic atrophy protein 1 (L‐OPA1) is a crucial mitochondrial inner membrane fusion protein, and its...
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Rationale : Alveolar epithelial cell death, inflammation, and oxidative stress are typical features of acute lung injury (ALI). Aloperine (Alo), an alkaloid isolated from Sophora alopecuroides, has been reported to display various biological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory, and anti-oxidant properties. In this study, we investi...
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Citrate has a prominent role as a substrate in cellular energy metabolism. Recently, citrate has been shown to drive inflammation. However, the role of citrate in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remains unclear. Here, we aimed to clarify whether extracellular citrate aggravated the LPS-induced ALI and the potential mechanis...
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Background: Uncontrolled inflammation is an important factor in the occurrence and development of acute lung injury (ALI). Fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14) takes part in the pathological process of a variety of inflammatory diseases. However, the role of Fn14 in ALI has not yet been elucidated. Methods: C57BL/6J mice were used in this s...
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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is an intrapulmonary neuropeptide with multi-function, including anti-fibrosis. However, the exact role of VIP in pulmonary fibrosis has not been documented. Here, we investigated the protective effect of VIP against pulmonary fibrosis in a murine model induced by bleomycin (BLM). We found that the overexpression...
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Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent regulated necrosis characterized by the peroxidation damage of lipid molecular containing unsaturated fatty acid long chain on the cell membrane or organelle membrane after cellular deactivation restitution system, resulting in the cell membrane rupture. Ferroptosis is biochemically and morphologically distinct and...
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Background: Arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolites are involved in the pathogenesis of epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT). However, the role of ARA metabolism in the progression of EMT in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of cytochrome P450 oxidase (CYP)/ soluble epoxid...
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Background: Arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolites are involved in the pathogenesis of epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT). However, the role of ARA metabolism in the progression of EMT in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of cytochrome P450 oxidase (CYP)/ soluble epoxid...
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Organ fibrosis often ends in eventual organ failure and leads to high mortality. Although researchers have identified many effector cells and molecular pathways, there are few effective therapies for fibrosis to date and the underlying mechanism needs to be examined and defined further. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are endogenous lipid metaboli...
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β-arrestin2 is a ubiquitously expressed scaffold protein localized on the cytoplasm and plasma membrane. It was originally found to bind to GPCRs, uncoupling G proteins and receptors' binding and inhibiting the signal transduction of the GPCRs. Further investigations have revealed that β-arrestin2 not only mediates the desensitization of GPCRs but...
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NOD-, LRR- and pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome and triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) are considered critical orchestrators of the inflammatory response in acute lung injury (ALI). However, few assumptions are based on the relationship between them. Here, we investigated the effect of NLRP3 inflammasome activat...
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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 (NOX4) is a subtype of the NOX family, which is mainly expressed in the pulmonary vasculature and pulmonary endothelial cells in the respiratory system. NOX4 has unique characteristics, and is a constitutively active enzyme that primarily produces hydrogen peroxide. The signaling pathways associ...
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Arachidonic acid can be metabolized to prostaglandins and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and cytochrome P450 (CYP), respectively. While protective EETs are degraded by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) very fast. We have reported that dual inhibition of COX-2 and sEH with specific inhibitor PTUPB shows anti-pulmonary fib...
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Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) derived from arachidonic acid exert anti‐inflammation effects. We have reported that blocking the degradation of EETs with a soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitor protects mice from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‐induced acute lung injury (ALI). The underlying mechanisms remain essential questions. In this study, we i...
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Rationale: Dysregulation of arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolism results in inflammation; however, its role in acute lung injury (ALI) remains elusive. In this study, we addressed the role of dysregulated ARA metabolism in cytochromes P450 (CYPs) /cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathways in the pathogenesis of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI in mice. Me...
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 25% of the global adult population, and no effective pharmacological treatment has been found. Products of arachidonic acid metabolism have been developed into a novel therapy for metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It has been demonstrated that protective actions of a novel dual cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-...
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Ferroptosis is identified as a regulated cell death mediated by iron accumulation and lipid peroxidation. The disturbances of mitochondrial morphology and function have been shown in this process. Mitochondrial Lon peptidase 1 (LONP1) is one of the main multi-function enzymes in regulating the mitochondrial function and cytological stability. To ev...
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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is a neuropeptide that exerts anti-inflammatory functions. We have reported that VIP mediated by lentivirus attenuates acute lung injury (ALI) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced murine model. However, the exact role of VIP in uncontrolled inflammation during ALI is largely unknown. Accumulating evidence indicate...
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Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the progression of acute lung injury (ALI). Galectin-1 (Gal-1) has important anti-inflammatory properties in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, arthritis, uveitis, and hepatitis. However, whether Gal-1 could protect against ALI is still poorly elucidated. The current study aims to investigate the prot...
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Acute lung injury (ALI) is a severe health issue with significant morbidity and mortality. Artemisinin is used for the treatment of fever and malaria in clinical practice. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA), the major active metabolite of artemisinin, plays a role in anti‑organizational fibrosis and anti‑neuronal cell death. However, whether DHA can attenuat...
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Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a senescence‐associated disease with poor prognosis. Currently, there is no effective therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating the disease process. Mounting evidence suggests that arachidonic acid (ARA) metabolites are involved in the pathogenesis of various fibrosis. However, the relationship between the metaboli...
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Accumulating evidence indicates that angiotensin (1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] protects against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in animal experiments. However, whether Ang-(1-7) effectively inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) remains unclear. The aim of this study is to examine the eff ;ects of...
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease characterized by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) and chronic inflammation with limited therapeutic options. Psoralen, a major active component extracted from psoralea corylifolia L. seed, has several biological effects. However, the role of psoralen in IPF is still uncl...
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Aims: Accumulating evidence suggest that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an important mechanism underlying the development of diabetes. We have reported that sustained treatment with N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) results in apoptotic β-cell death and impairs insulin secretion. However, the molecular mechanism responsible for NMDA-induced β-cell...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of LONP1 in the progression of pancreatic cancer. Methods: Lentivirus was used to silence LONP1 in PANC-1 cells. Colony formation assay, cell counting kit (CCK8) assay, cell scratch-wound assay, and transwell assay were used to assess the effects of our strategy on inhibiting cancer gr...
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute, severe, and refractory pulmonary inflammation with high morbidity and mortality. Excessive activation of fibroblast during the fibroproliferative phase plays a pivotal role in the prognosis of ARDS. Our previous study demonstrated that vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) mediated by lentivirus...
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Objective: To investigate the effect of prophylactic aucubin (AU) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Methods: Male BABL/c mice were randomly divided into a control group, an ALI group, and an AU treatment group, 16 mice in each group. ALI mice were injected with LPS (5 mg/kg, intratracheal injection), and AU (10...
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Gluconic metabolic reprogramming, immune response, and inflammation are intimately linked. Glycolysis involves in the pathologic progress in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, the involvement of glycolysis in the acute lung injury (ALI) is still unclear. This study investigated the role of glycolysis in an animal model of ALI. First,...
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a life-threatening disease characterized by progressive dyspnea and worsening of pulmonary function. No effective therapeutic strategy for pulmonary fibrosis has been established. Aucubin is a natural constituent with a monoterpene cyclic ring system. The potency of aucubin in protecting cellular components against inflammatio...
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Acute lung injury (ALI) is a condition resulting from direct or indirect lung injury associated with high mortality and morbidity. The phenotype of macrophages in lung contributes to the pathological progress of ALI. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is one of the most abundant neuropeptides in lung, and attenuates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-ind...
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Triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1) is a superimmunoglobulin receptor expressed on myeloid cells. TREM-1 amplifies the inflammatory response. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), the metabolites of arachidonic acid derived from the cytochrome P450 enzyme, have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the effects of EETs on TREM-1 e...
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Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with high mortality and uncontrolled inflammation plays a critical role in ALI. TREM-1 is an amplifier of inflammatory response, and is involved in the pathogenesis of many infectious diseases. NLRP3 inflammasome is a member of NLRs family that contributes to ALI. However, the effect of TREM-1 on NLRP3 inflamma...
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Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by rapid alveolar injury, vascular leakage, lung inflammation, neutrophil accumulation, and induced cytokines production leading to lung edema. The mortality rate of patients suffering from ALI remains high. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450-dependent derivatives of polyunsaturated fatty a...
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Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) increases the expression of TGF-β family genes, which are known as profibrogenic cytokines in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we determined whether TGF-β1 regulated the expression of TREM-1 in a mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis. The expression of TGF-β1 and TREM-1 was...
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Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), the metabolites of arachidonic acid derived from the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) epoxygenases, are mainly metabolized by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) to their corresponding diols. EETs but not their diols, have anti-inflammatory properties and inhibition of sEH might provide protective effects against inflammatory...
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Interleukin (IL)-17A is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that markedly enhances inflammatory responses in the lungs by recruiting neutrophils and interacting with other pro-inflammatory mediators. Reducing the expression of IL-17A could attenuate inflammation in the lungs. However, whether VIP exerts its anti-inflammatory effects by regulating the expre...
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目的 NOD样受体(NOD-like receptors, NLRs )是细胞内一类对病原体攻击或者胞内应激的重要受体,越来越受到研究者关注。哺乳动物中NLRs家族包含20多个成员,其在免疫识别与天然免疫过程的启动中的重要作用正逐渐被研究和发现。其中,NLRC5是最近发现的最大的NLR家族成员,《CELL》杂志报道NLRC5具有有效抑制机体的天然免疫和炎症反应,这一分子可能成为未来治疗炎症性疾病和癌症的有效分子靶点,但NLRC5在急性肺损伤(acute lung injury, ALI)时的表达尚未见报道,本研究拟观察NLRC5在ALI时肺内的表达变化,以期为ALI的防治提供新思路。 方法 将24只清洁级雄性昆明小鼠(20 ± 2 g),随机分为3组,即正常组、ALI 6 h组和ALI 12...
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Acute lung injury is a common complication of critical illness that is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. So development of new drugs and effective therapeutic targets for ALI is one of the research highlights. Cis-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), the metabolites of arachidonic acid from cytochrome P450 (CYP450) pathway, are mai...
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Triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) could amplify immune response mediated by Toll-like receptor and Nod-like receptor, and increase the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-8. Contrary to TREM-1, TREM-2 could inhibit the release of inflammatory factor, reduce presented antigen of the macrophage...
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Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino acid neuropeptides derived from the calcitonin gene. CGRP is widely distributed in the central and peripheral neuronal systems. In the lung, CGRP could modulate dendritic cell function, stimulate proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells and mediate lung injury in mice. In this study, we investi...
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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is one of the most plentiful neuropeptides in the lung and it has anti-inflammatory effects in the respiratory system. Triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) and triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM-2) regulate immune responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In the present stu...
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Ozone may lead to DNA breaks in airway epithelial cells. p-ATM (phosphorylated ataxia telangiectasia mutated) plays a pivotal role in DNA repair. Derivatives of NO (nitric oxide) are regulators of the phosphorylation, and NO is increased under oxidative stress. The present study was aimed to study the effect of NO donor L-arg (L-arginine) on DNA da...

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