Baojun Yu

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BACKGROUND IL-1beta has been implicated in inflammatory episode. In view of the inflammatory nature of cancer cachexia, we determined the predictive value of IL-1B-31 T/C, -511 C/T, +3954 C/T and IL-1RN VNTR gene polymorphisms on the occurrence of cachexia associated with locally advanced gastric cancer. METHODS The study included 214 patients and 230(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of IL-6-572, -190, and -634 gene polymorphisms on the cachexia susceptibility and survival time of patients with pancreatic cancer. Genotypes were determined using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of polymerase chain reaction products. All of the subjects were homozygous to the(More)
It has been reported that treatment with methotrexate (MTX) induces intestinal bacterial translocation; however, the definitive evidence of intestinal bacterial translocation induced by MTX has been lacking. The aim of this study was to confirm the intestinal bacterial translocation caused by MTX and to evaluate the preventive effect of granulocyte(More)
When intestinal barrier function is damaged bacterial translocation (BT) can occur. The injury to intestinal barrier function caused by chemotherapy has been investigated in some studies, however, definitive evidence of BT caused by chemotherapy is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate small intestinal barrier dysfunction and BT and to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-induced mucosal barrier dysfunction is of clinical interest. However, the assessment of mucosal barrier dysfunction still poses challenges. In this study, we compared several biomarkers with the dual sugar gut permeability test for assessing mucosal barrier dysfunction during chemotherapy. METHODS Forty-two patients with gastric or(More)
BACKGROUND Acute severe pancreatitis (ASP) has an unpredictable course and outcome. Polymorphisms of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) gene have been related to TNF production and outcome in a variety of inflammatory diseases. We assessed whether TNF gene polymorphism and plasma concentrations of TNF-alpha were related to the occurrence of ASP and septic(More)
To solve the non-uniform distribution of stored energy in cold worked materials, a new stored energy distribution model is presented based on mesoscopic mechanism. Then it is introduced into Monte Carlo model to simulate the recrystallization process of pure ferrite steel plate. Through the comparison of simulated results and experimental/theoretical ones,(More)
To explore the roles of mesenteric lymph on lung injury in heatstroke (HS), HS rat model was prepared in a prewarmed incubator. Vascular endothelium injury biomarkers (circulating endothelial cell [CEC] as well as von Willebrand factor [vWF] and thrombomodulin [TM]), proinflammatory factors (tumor necrosis factor-α [TNF-α], interleukin-1β [IL-1β], IL-6, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the presence of the TNF2 allele and plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha) and soluble TNF receptor (sTNF-R) with the development of acute severe pancreatitis (ASP) and severe sepsis. METHODS Genomic DNA was prepared from peripheral blood leukocytes. The TNF1 and TNF2 biallelic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 gene polymorphisms have been implicated in inflammatory episodes in a number of studies. In view of the inflammatory nature of acute pancreatitis, we aimed to determine the predictive value of two point mutations in the promoter region at position -550 (H/L variants) and(More)