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  • Lei Yang, Bin Liu, +10 authors Jiachun Lu
  • 2013
WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) is a tumor suppressor that has been reported to lose function due to genetic alterations in several cancers. WWOX maps to the common chromosomal fragile site FRA16D and several copy number variations (CNVs) were found within this gene. In this study, we investigated the association between the CNVs of WWOX and lung(More)
Defective spermatogenesis, which severely impairs male fertility, can be caused by excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) regulates transcription of genes encoding enzymes important for protection against ROS. In human seminal plasma and spermatozoa, superoxide dismutase isoenzymes (SOD) and glutathione(More)
  • Mei Cheng, Lei Yang, +9 authors Jiachun Lu
  • 2013
CD133 is a pivotal marker of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which is involved in tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Recent studies have identified CD133 to be a prognostic factor for cancer rested with its expression and genetic variants. Here, we hypothesized that the single nuclear polymorphisms (SNPs) in CD133 may be associated with lung cancer risk and(More)
Oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated from both endogenous and environmental resources, which in turn may cause defective spermatogenesis and male infertility. Antioxidant genes, which include catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), glutathione S-transferase (GST), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), nuclear factor erythroid(More)
BACKGROUND The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects approximately 6-10% of women of reproductive age and is characterized by chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism. However, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that dictate androgen overproduction is lacking, which may account for inconsistencies between measures of androgen excess and(More)
CD4+ T-helper cells that produce interleukin-17 (Th17 cells) are characterized as pathological T-helper cells in autoimmune diseases. Differentiation of human and mouse Th17 cells requires a key transcription regulator, retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor γt (RORγt), which is a potential therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases. To develop a(More)
The generation of disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) lines from patients with incurable diseases is a promising approach for studying disease mechanisms and for drug screening. Such innovation enables us to obtain autologous cell sources for regenerative medicine. Herein, we report the generation and characterization of iPS cells from(More)
OBJECTIVE Sepsis is an inflammatory syndrome caused by infection, and both its incidence and mortality are high. Because interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) plays an important role in inflammation, this work assessed IFN-γ single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) that may be associated with sepsis. METHODS A total of 196 patients with pneumonia-induced sepsis and 213(More)
Zeaxanthin is a predominant xanthophyll in human eyes and may reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Spirulina is an algal food that contains a high concentration of zeaxanthin. In order to determine the zeaxanthin bioavailability of spirulina for dietary supplementation in humans, spirulina was grown in nutrient solution with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships among reactive oxygen species (ROS) elevation, histone transition, and seminal cytokine concentrations. METHODS Total levels of ROS in semen samples from 6560 men were measured. From this sample, 118 cases with high ROS and 106 controls were recruited. Basic semen parameters and(More)