Xia Zheng

Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Statins have been reported to exert anti-inflammatory effects, but the association between statins and acute lung injury (ALI) remains controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis of all published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aiming to summarize and evaluate the current evidence about the potential use of statins in ALI patients. Method: We searched for articles that focused on the association between statins and ALI-related outcomes through electronic databases until December 10th, 2014. The inclusion of articles, quality appraisal of included studies, and data extraction were performed by two investigators. Eligible articles were analyzed by Review manager 5.2 and STATA 12.0 software. Results: Data from 1,778 patients in five randomized controlled clinical trials were analyzed. No differences in intensive care unit (ICU) mortality (RR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.63 - 1.22, p = 0.44), hospital < mortality (RR = 1.00, 95% CI = 0.85 - 1.17, p = 0.97) and mechanical ventilation duration (MD = -0.40, 95% CI = -1.52 - 0.71, p = 0.48) were observed between the experimental and control groups. Conclusions: According to large and high-quality published clinical trials as also summarized by the present meta-analysis, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of statins in ALI patients.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
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    ABSTRACT: To validate 4-sample lactose hydrogen breath testing (4SLHBT) compared to standard 13-sample LHBT in the clinical setting. Irritable bowel syndrome patients with diarrhea (IBS-D) and healthy volunteers (HVs) were enrolled and received a 10 g, 20 g, or 40 g dose lactose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) in a randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial. The lactase gene promoter region was sequenced. Breath samples and symptoms were acquired at baseline and every 15 min for 3 h (13 measurements). The detection rates of lactose malabsorption (LM) and lactose intolerance (LI) for a 4SLHBT that acquired four measurements at 0, 90, 120, and 180 min from the same data set were compared with the results of standard LHBT. Sixty IBS-D patients and 60 HVs were studied. The genotype in all participants was C/C-13910. LM and LI detection rates increased with lactose dose from 10 g, 20 g to 40 g in both groups (P < 0.001). 4SLHBT showed excellent diagnostic concordance with standard LHBT (97%-100%, Kappa 0.815-0.942) with high sensitivity (90%-100%) and specificity (100%) at all three lactose doses in both groups. Reducing the number of measurements from 13 to 4 samples did not significantly impact on the accuracy of LHBT in health and IBS-D. 4SLHBT is a valid test for assessment of LM and LI in clinical practice.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015

  • No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Gastroenterology
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    Xia Zheng · Mi Xu · Qiang Fang
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    ABSTRACT: Background. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the translocation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) protein always involve disturbance of carbohydrate metabolism. Objective. To determine whether the change of blood glucose in the early stage of septic rat is associated with the alteration of AMPKα protein expression and GLUT4 protein translocation expression. Methods. Animal models of sepsis were induced by tail vein injection of LPS in Wistar rats. The dynamic values of blood glucose within 2 hours after injection of LPS were observed. AMPKα protein and GLUT4 protein translocation in different tissues (such as soleus muscle and extensor digitorum longus) were assessed by western blot. Results. Blood glucose levels appeared to rise at 0.5 h after injection of LPS, arrived the peak value at 1 h, then fell at 1.5 h and 2 h Animals in LPS group experienced the increase of phos-AMPKα protein and GLUT4 protein translocation expression in soleus muscle and extensor digitorum longus. Conclusion. The dynamic change of blood glucose, represented in a form of initiative increase and subsequent decrease in the early stage of sepsis, may be related to glycometabolism disorder in the skeletal muscle, coming down to enhancement of GLUT4 translocation expression promoted by activation of AMPKα.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2014 · BioMed Research International
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Correct dosing of antimicrobial drugs in septic patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is complex. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of dosing adjustments performed by pharmacists on the length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, ICU cost, and antimicrobial adverse drug events (ADEs). Methods: A single-center, 2-phase (pre-/post-intervention) study was performed in an ICU of a university-affiliated hospital. Septic patients receiving CRRT in the post-intervention phase received a specialized antimicrobial dosing service from critical care pharmacists, whereas patients in the pre-intervention phase received routine medical care without involving pharmacists. The 2 phases were compared to evaluate the outcomes of pharmacist interventions. Results: Pharmacists made 183 antimicrobial dosing adjustment recommendations for septic patients receiving CRRT. Changes in CRRT-related variables (116, 63.4%) were the most common risk factors for dosing errors, and β-lactams (101, 55.2%) were the antimicrobials most commonly associated with dosing errors. Dosing adjustments were related to a reduced length of ICU stay from 10.7 ± 11.1 days to 7.7 ± 8.3 days (p = 0.037) in the intervention group, and to cost savings of $3525 (13,463 ± 12,045 vs. 9938 ± 8811, p = 0.038) per septic patient receiving CRRT in the ICU. Suspected antimicrobial adverse drug events in the intervention group were significantly fewer than in the pre-intervention group (19 events vs. 8 events, p = 0.048). Conclusions: The involvement of pharmacists in antimicrobial dosing adjustments in septic patients receiving CRRT is associated with a reduced length of ICU stay, lower ICU costs, and fewer ADEs. Hospitals may consider employing clinical pharmacists in ICUs.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2013 · Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Bloating and distention are often attributed to dietary factors by patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This study examined the effects of gas production and visceral hypersensitivity on digestive symptoms after lactose ingestion in a population with lactase deficiency. METHODS: IBS patients (n=277) and healthy controls (HCs, n=64) underwent a 20-g lactose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) with evaluation of hydrogen gas production and lactose intolerance (LI) symptoms. Abdominal distention (199 IBS, 40 HCs) was measured during LHBT. Rectal sensitivity (74 IBS, 64 HCs) was assessed by barostat studies. RESULTS: Hydrogen production and distention were similar in IBS patients and HCs during LHBT; however, LI was more frequent in IBS (53.8 vs. 28.1%, P<0.001), especially bloating (39.0% vs. 14.1%, P<0.001) and borborygmi (39.0 vs. 21.9%, P=0.010). Only 59.0% of patients with bloating had distention. No correlation was observed between girth increment and bloating (P=0.585). IBS patients had lower rectal sensory thresholds (P=0.001). Multivariate analysis indicated that hydrogen production increased bloating (odds ratio (OR) 2.19, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.09-4.39, P=0.028) and borborygmi (OR 12.37, 95% CI 3.34-45.83, P<0.001) but not distention (P=0.673). Visceral hypersensitivity was associated with bloating (OR 6.61, 95% CI 1.75-25.00, P=0.005) and total symptom score (OR 3.78, 95% CI 1.30-10.99, P=0.014). CONCLUSIONS: Gas production and visceral hypersensitivity both contribute to digestive symptoms, especially bloating and borborygmi, in IBS patients after lactose ingestion. Objective abdominal distention is not correlated with subjective bloating.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2013 · The American Journal of Gastroenterology

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  • Sai-Ping Jiang · Xia Zheng · Xin Li · Xiao-Yang Lu
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    ABSTRACT: To describe the development and implementation of pharmaceutical care services in an in-patient setting, and to examine the effectiveness of pharmacist interventions. A single-center, 2-phase (pre-/post-intervention phase) design was performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) of a university-affiliated hospital. Patients in the post-intervention phase (March 2011 to June 2011) received pharmaceutical care from a clinical pharmacist, while patients in the pre-intervention phase (December 2010 to March 2011) received routine medical care. The pre- and post-intervention phases were then compared to evaluate the outcomes of pharmacist interventions. During the 3-month study period, the clinical pharmacist made 232 interventions for 416 admitted patients; of these, 202 (87.1%) were accepted by physicians or nurses, and dosage adjustment (n=83, [35.8%]) was the type of intervention implemented most often. In the group that received the participation of pharmacists, medication errors per patient decreased from 1.68 to 0.46 (p<0.001); medication errors, of incorrect dose or dosing interval, were markedly improved (decreased from 0.87 to 0.14; p<0.001), the drug cost per patient-day decreased from $347.43 to $307.36 (p=0.095), and the length of ICU stay did not change significantly (6.14 days versus 5.93 days; p=0.14). The presence of the pharmacist in the ICU resulted in significant reduction of medication errors and had potential drug-cost-saving effects, but did not have an influence on decreasing the length of ICU stay.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · Saudi medical journal
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    Xia Zheng · Jian-biao Meng · Qiang Fang
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    ABSTRACT: Electroacupuncture, a modern variation on a traditional Chinese treatment, might be useful for sedation and analgesia. This study aims to investigate whether electroacupuncture can modify the dose of midazolam monitored by the bispectral index (BIS) in critically ill patients with mechanical ventilation. Orotracheally intubated patients undergoing mechanical ventilation were randomly assigned into three groups (groups A, B and C). All patients were given an intravenous infusion of midazolam. Patients in group A received no additional treatment. Patients in group B were given acupuncture without electrical stimulation at acupuncture points GV24 and EX-HN3 (Yintang) for 6 h simultaneously, and patients in group C were given electroacupuncture to the same points as in group B. Maintaining the BIS between 60 and 80, the hourly mean one dose of midazolam within the first 6 h after sedation in group C was 0.05 (±0.02 mg/kg per hour), which was significantly lower than both group A (0.08 ± 0.03 mg/kg per hour, p<0.001) and group B (0.07 ± 0.01 mg/kg per hour, p<0.021). The doses in groups A and B showed no significant difference. Between-group comparison analysis of hepatic and renal function and severe adverse reactions all showed no significant difference between the three groups. Electroacupuncture appears to reduce markedly the dose of sedative drug required in critically ill patients with mechanical ventilation monitored by BIS, without any obvious severe adverse action, and larger studies to confirm the effect are justified.
    Preview · Article · Mar 2012 · Acupuncture in Medicine
  • Xia Zheng · Qiang Fang
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    ABSTRACT: A 64-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with multiple abdominal and pelvic injuries after a car accident. During hospitalization, the patient developed peritonitis symptoms again after unilateral thoracic drainage at sixth intercostal space axillary midline on the left side. The intra-operative examination for peritonitis showed an iatrogenic penetration of the thoracic drainage tube into the gastric cavity, which result in a gastric perforation. For multiple trauma patients, the place of thoracic drainage tube might be more complicated because of abnormal abdominal cavity pressure, thus it is necessary to conduct more preoperative sonography or X ray and intra-operative examination, such as finger-exploration of the pleural, to make more detailed evaluation of the surrounding organs before conventional drainage.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2012 · Healthmed
  • Zhou-Zhou Dong · Qiang Fang · Xia Zheng · Heng Shi
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    ABSTRACT: Background: In the management of critically ill patients, the assessment of volume responsiveness and the decision to administer a fluid bolus constitute a common dilemma for physicians. Static indices of cardiac preload are poor predictors of volume responsiveness. Passive leg raising (PLR) mimics an endogenous volume expansion (VE) that can be used to predict fluid responsiveness. This study was to assess the changes in stroke volume index (SVI) induced by PLR as an indicator of fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis. Methods: This was a prospective study. Thirty-two mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis were admitted for VE in ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Ningbo Medical Treatment Center Lihuili Hospital from May 2010 to December 2011. Patients with non-sinus rhythm or arrhythmia, parturients, and amputation of the lower limbs were excluded. Measurements of SVI were obtained in a semi-recumbent position (baseline) and during PLR by the technique of pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PiCCO) system prior to VE. Measurements were repeated after VE (500 mL 6% hydroxyethyl starch infusion within 30 minutes) to classify patients as either volume responders or non-responders based on their changes in stroke volume index (ΔSVI) over 15%. Heart rate (HR), systolic artery blood pressure (ABPs), diastolic artery blood pressure (ABPd), mean arterial blood pressure (ABPm), mean central venous pressure (CVPm) and cardiac index (CI) were compared between the two groups. The changes of ABPs, ABPm, CVPm, and SVI after PLR and VE were compared with the indices at the baseline. The ROC curve was drawn to evaluate the value of ΔSVI and the change of CVPm (ΔCVPm) in predicting volume responsiveness. SPSS 17.0 software was used for statistical analysis. Results: Among the 32 patients, 22 were responders and 10 were non-responders. After PLR among the responders, some hemodynamic variables (including ABPs, ABPd, ABPm and CVPm) were significantly elevated (101.2±17.6 vs.118.6±23.7, P=0.03; 52.8±10.7 vs. 64.8±10.7, P=0.006; 68.3±11.7 vs. 81.9±14.4, P=0.008; 6.8±3.2 vs. 11.9±4.0, P=0.001). After PLR, the area under curve (AUC) and the ROC curve of ΔSVI and ΔCVPm for predicting the responsiveness after VE were 0.882±0.061 (95%CI 0.759-1.000) and 0.805±0.079 (95%CI 0.650-0.959) when the cut-off levels of ΔSVI and ΔCVPm were 8.8% and 12.7%, the sensitivities were 72.7% and 72.7%, and the specificities were 80% and 80%. Conclusion: Changes in ΔSVI and ΔCVPm induced by PLR are accurate indices for predicting fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2012
  • Jian-Biao Meng · Xia Zheng · Gen Zhang · Qiang Fang
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of acute renal failure (ARF) caused by oral acyclovir. Methods: A 45-year-old Chinese male patient with acyclovir-induced ARF suffered from abdominal pain for one day. The pain was extended to the epigastric area from the right lower quadrant. Transient oliguria was seen in addition to microscopic hematuria and proteinuria. The serum creatinine concentration was 304 μmol/L. Eight days before the occurrence of ARF, the patient took oral acyclovir for facial neuritis. Results: His renal function was restored completely following the discontinuation of acyclovir, with continuous renal replacement therapy for 54 hours and some symptomatic treatment. Conclusion: The presentation of acute renal failure caused by acyclovir can be diverse, but the prognosis is good after active treatment.
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    ABSTRACT: The therapeutic effect of crude rhubarb on intestinal permeability was investigated in septic patients. Forty septic patients were enrolled in this study and randomly divided into two groups: the crude rhubarb treatment group (n = 18) and the control group (n = 22). The same treatments were given to both groups except that the crude rhubarb treatment group was administrated with crude rhubarb powders (3 g, tid, p.o). The levels of procalcitonin, D-lactate in plasma and lactulose/mannitol (L/M) ratio in the urine were determined on the first day and the sixth day after treatment with or without crude rhubarb. There were no significant differences in procalcitonin, L/M ratio and D-lactate on the first day between the crude rhubarb treatment group and the control group (p > 0.05). However, the ratio of L/M on the sixth day for the control group was 0.167 +/- 0.036, while that of the crude rhubarb treatment group was 0.062 +/- 0.013 (p < 0.05). Moreover, the levels of procalcitonin and D-lactate in the crude rhubarb treatment group were obviously lower than those in the control group on the sixth day (procalcitonin: 4.11 +/- 1.40 microg/L vs. 2.21 +/- 0.61 mug/L; D-lactate: 0.24 +/- 0.06 ng/L vs. 0.09 +/- 0.03 ng/L, p < 0.05, both). These data confirmed that crude rhubarb's effects on septic patients of ameliorating intestinal permeability.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2007 · The American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the changes in the expression of four kinds of calcium regulatory proteins mRNA on the isolated ischemia/ reperfusion (IR) hearts. The rat hearts were divided into two groups: control group and IR group which received 45 min exposure to Krebs-Henseleit solution after 15 min zero-flow global ischemia. The indexes of left ventricular function, such as LVDP, +dp/dt(max), -dp/dt(max), and an arrhythmia scoring system were compared between the two groups. The messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) amount of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA), phospholamban (PLB), inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor2 (IP3R2) and ryanodine receptor2 (RyR2) was measured by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and normalized to the mRNA levels of beta-actin. In the IR group, LVDP, +dp/dt(max) and -dp/dt(min) of the isolated hearts were depressed and the high rate of arrhythmias occurred during reperfusion. The levels of SERCA, IP3R2, RyR2 mRNA were lower in the IR isolated hearts group than those in the control group, while there was no difference in the level of phospholamban. These data suggest that myocardial ischemia/reperfusion can induce the depression of cardiac performance and an increased risk of arrhythmias, concomitant with the decrease in SERCA, IP3R2, RyR2 mRNA steady state levels.
    No preview · Article · May 2006 · Zhongguo ying yong sheng li xue za zhi = Zhongguo yingyong shenglixue zazhi = Chinese journal of applied physiology
  • Xia Zheng · Shen-Jiang Hu
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    ABSTRACT: Simvastatin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, has long been thought to exert its benefits by reducing cholesterol synthesis, and has been shown to significantly reduce cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with or without coronary artery disease. However, it is still unknown whether acute administration of simvastatin beneficially affects the cardiac function prior or during ischemia-reperfusion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the cardioprotective effect of acute simvastatin treatment on isolated rat hearts or isolated ischemia-reperfusion hearts. Hearts were isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats and attached to a Langendorff apparatus. The isolated hearts with or without ischemia (15 min) and reperfusion (60 min) were perfused with different concentrations of simvastatin. The parameters of cardiac function (such as left ventricular developed pressure [LVDP], +dp/dt max, and -dp/dt max), heart rate, and coronary flow were recorded. Simvastatin (3-30 micromol/l) significantly increased LVDP, +dp/dt max, and -dp/dt max in isolated rat hearts perfused for 60 min. Heart rate was depressed by 30 micromol/l simvastatin and the coronary flow was increased by 10 and 30 micromol/l simvastatin. At a concentration of 100 micromol/l simvastatin, worsening of heart function and subsequent cardiac arrest occurred. Administration of simvastatin (3-30 micromol/l) significantly preserved cardiac function detected by LVDP, +dp/dt max, and -dp/dt max in the isolated ischemia/reperfused (15/60 min) rat hearts. Simvastatin also significantly decreased heart rate at 30 micromol/l, and increased coronary flow at 10 and 30 micromol/l in these rat hearts. However, the protective effect of simvastatin reverted to increased damage at 100 micromol/l. Only 3 micromol/l simvastatin pretreatment before 15/60 min ischemia-reperfusion altered LVDP, +dp/dt max, and -dp/dt max. Both heart rate and coronary flow were unaltered after simvastatin pretreatment. Since simvastatin at a concentration lower than 100 micromol/l exerted beneficial effects on cardiac function in isolated perfused rat hearts, it could be applied just after myocardial ischemia and reperfusion.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2006 · Heart and Vessels
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    ABSTRACT: To determine if the diagnostic ultrasound and self-made microbubbles could be used to increase gene transfection and expression in cardiac myocytes by means of the ultrasound-mediated microbubbles destruction. The perfluoropropane-exposed sonicated dextrose albumin(PESDA) microbubbles were made and mixed with indicated volume reporter gene encoding beta-galactosidase prior to gene transfection. Gene transfection into the cultured cardiac myocytes was performed by exposure to the various intense diagnostic ultrasound (1.3 MHz) in the presence of the gene-attached microbubbles. The calcium phosphate precipitation gene transfection was carried out alone or in combination with ultrasound-mediated destruction microbubbles. The cells were harvested 48 h after transfection and beta-galactosidase expression was detected by in situ staining and quantitive assay. Cardiac myocytes exposed to ultrasound with PESDA induced significantly increase in gene expression (60-fold compared with naked plasmids transfection, P < 0.01). Moreover, it was found that the reporter gene expression not only related with ultrasound intension but also with the microbubbles concentration. In combination with calcium phosphate precipitation gene transfection, ultrasound-mediated destruction microbubbles resulted in more intense gene expression even 6 hours after calcium phosphate precipitation gene transfection. The ultrasonic destruction of gene-loaded microbubble is a highly effective gene transfer method, and it not only acts on the gene entry into cells, but also on the intracellular exogenous DNA expression.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2005 · Zhongguo ying yong sheng li xue za zhi = Zhongguo yingyong shenglixue zazhi = Chinese journal of applied physiology
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    Xia Zheng · Shen-jiang Hu
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of simvastatin on the cardiac contractile function and the alteration of gene and protein expression of the sarcoplasmic calcium regulatory proteins, including sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA), phospholamban (PLB), and ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2) in rat hearts. Langendorff-perfused rat hearts were subjected to 60-min perfusion with different concentrations of simvastatin (1, 3, 10, 30, or 100 microml/L), and the parameters of cardiac function such as left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), +dp/dtmax, and -dp/dtmax were determined. The cultured neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were incubated with simvastatin (1, 3, 10, 30, and 100 micromol/L) for 1 h or 24 h. The levels of SERCA, PLB, and RyR2 expression were measured by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and Western blot. Cytotoxic effect of simvastatin on ventricular cardiomyocytes was assessed by the MTT colorimetric assay. LVDP, +dp/dtmax, and -dp/dtmax of hearts were increased significantly after treatment with simvastatin 3, 10, and 30 micromol/L. In simvastatin-treated isolated hearts, the levels of mRNA expression of SERCA and RyR2 were elevated compared with the control (P<0.05), while the mRNA expression of PLB did not change. After the cultured neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were incubated with 3, 10, 30, and 100 mumol/L simvastatin for 1 h, SERCA and RyR2 mRNA expressions of cardiomyocytes rose, but there was no alteration in protein expressions. However, with the elongation of simvastatin treatment to 24 h, the protein expression of SERCA and RyR2 were also elevated. Additionally, simvastatin (1-30 micromol/L) had no influence on cell viability of cultured cardiac myocytes, but simvastatin 100 micromol/L inhibited the cell viability. Simvastatin improved cardiac performance accompanied by the elevation of SERCA and RyR2 gene and protein expression.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2005 · Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
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    ABSTRACT: To construct a recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vector containing gene encoding phospholamban antisense RNA (asPLB), and analyse its effect on expression of PLB, expression and activity of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA), and the change of intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in rat cardiomyocytes. The target gene encoding PLB antisense RNA was inserted inversely into the adeno-associated virus plasmid pAAV-MCS digested by corresponding restricted endonuclease enzyme. The recombinant plasmid and pAAV-RC and pHelper were co-transfected into 293 cell. At the same time, a viral production positive control (rAAV-LacZ) and negative control were performed. The recombinant viruses were used to transfect the cultured rat cardiomyocytes. Site beta-Galactosidase staining were performed to observe the transfer efficiency. Reverse transcription-PCR and Western blot were used to determine the mRNA and protein expression of PLB and SERCA. The activity of SERCA and the [Ca2+]i were measured. The rAAV vectors were constructed successfully and were transfected into rat cardiomyocytes effectively. The PLB mRNA and protein expression were reduced in rat cardiomyocytes transfected by rAAV-asPLB compared with controls. The activity of SERCA was increased. In rest state, the level of [Ca2+]i in the rAAV-asPLB transfected group decreased. The level of [Ca2+]i increased when induced by isoproterenol. AAV-asPLB vector was constructed successfully, which disrupted the expression of PLB, enhanced the activity of SERCA, reduced the resting [Ca2+]i, and improved the cardiac function.
    Preview · Article · Feb 2005 · Acta Pharmacologica Sinica

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90 Citations
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  • 2015
    • Hangzhou First People's Hospital
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2005-2015
    • Zhejiang University
      • School of Medicine
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2013
    • Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2005-2012
    • Zhejiang Medical University
      • First Affiliated Hospital
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China