An-qiang Zhang

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A water-soluble fucogalactan (CMP3), with a molecular mass of 1.03 x 10(4) Da as determined by high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC), was obtained from the crude intracellular polysaccharide of Coprinus comatus mycelium. Its chemical structure was characterized by sugar and methylation analysis along with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy,(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, researchers in a number of studies have explored the association between the Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) Arg753Gln polymorphism and sepsis risk. However, the results were conflicting. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to confirm the effect of the TLR2 Arg753Gln polymorphism on sepsis risk. METHODS Relevant records up to 1 June 2015(More)
INTRODUCTION The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a transmembrane receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily, it plays pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of sepsis in several ways. Our previous study showed that rs1800625 (-429T/C) revealed a strong clinical relevance with sepsis morbidity rate and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies on the association between CD14-159C/T polymorphism and sepsis showed inconclusive results. Accordingly, we conducted a comprehensive literature search and a meta-analysis to determine whether the CD14-159C/T polymorphism conferred susceptibility to sepsis or was associated with increased risk of death from sepsis. METHODOLOGY(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients, contributing to prolonged hospital stays and increased costs. Whether taurolidine lock solutions (TLS) are beneficial for the prevention of CRBSIs remains controversial. In this meta-analysis, we aim to assess the(More)
A new heteropolysaccharide, HEPF3, was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Hericium erinaceus. HEPF3 has a molecular weight of 1.9 x 10(4) Da and is composed of fucose and galactose in a ratio of 1:4.12. Compositional analysis, methylation analysis, together with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy established that HEPF3 consists of a branched pentasaccharide(More)
Previous epidemiological studies have presented conflicting evidence regarding associations between interleukin-1 (IL-1) polymorphisms and sepsis susceptibility. We have performed a meta-analysis to evaluate possible associations between IL-1 polymorphisms and sepsis risk. Eligible literature was retrieved from PubMed, Embase and Web of Knowledge databases(More)
INTRODUCTION The nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family has been recognized as comprising intracellular pattern recognition receptors in which NLRP3 (NLR family, pyrin domain containing 3) plays an important role in the initiation of host immune inflammatory responses. The genetic variants have been recognized to be critical(More)
A novel water-soluble heteropolysaccharide (PEPS1), with a molecular weight of 1.88×10(4) Da as determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), specifically size exclusion chromatography, was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus eryngii by hot water extraction and further purification by DEAE Sepharose Fast Flow and Sephacryl S-300(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the degeneration of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons, whose survival and function are affected by neurotrophins and their receptors. The impaired signaling pathway of brain-derived neurotrophic factor/tropomyosin-related kinase B (BDNF/TrkB) is considered to play an important role in AD pathogenesis. To(More)