Chang-xian Zhang

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is a hereditary syndrome characterized by the occurrence of multiple endocrine tumors of the parathyroid, pancreas, and anterior pituitary in patients. To study tumorigenesis related to the MEN1 syndrome, we have generated Men1 knockout mice using the gene targeting approach. Heterozygous Men1 mutant mice developed(More)
Patients suffering from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) are predisposed to multiple endocrine tumors. The MEN1 gene product, menin, is expressed in many embryonic, as well as adult tissues, and interacts with several proteins in vitro and in vivo. However, the biological function of menin remains largely unknown. Here we show that disruption of(More)
Mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene predispose patients to MEN1 that affects mainly endocrine tissues, suggesting important physiological functions of the gene in adult endocrine cells. Homozygous disruption of Men1 in mice causes embryonic lethality, whereas the eventual involvement of the gene in embryonic development of the(More)
Menin, the product of the tumor suppressor gene MEN1, is widely expressed in mammalian endocrine and non-endocrine tissues, including intestine. Its known abundant expression in several types of cells with high proliferative capacity led us to investigate the physiological function of the protein menin in intestinal epithelium, one of the most rapidly(More)
In order to evaluate the differences and similarities between the liposoluble constituents in Cynomorium songaricum populations, stem liposoluble constituents in five populations of C. songaricum collected from three different geographic regions and four different hosts were obtained by solvent extraction and analyzed by GC-MS. Cluster analysis of the(More)
Pancreatic insulin-secreting β-cells are essential regulators of glucose metabolism. New strategies are currently being investigated to create insulin-producing β cells to replace deficient β cells, including the differentiation of either stem or progenitor cells, and the newly uncovered transdifferentiation of mature non-β islet cell types. However, in(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited tumour syndrome characterized by the development of tumours of the parathyroid, anterior pituitary and pancreatic islets, etc. Heterozygous germ line mutations of MEN1 gene are responsible for the onset of MEN1. We investigated the probands and 31 family members from eight unrelated Chinese families(More)
CONTEXT Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant inherited syndrome, related to mutations in the MEN1 gene. Controversial data suggest that the nonsynonymous p.Ala541Thr variant, usually considered as a non-pathogenic polymorphism, may be associated with an increased risk of MEN1-related lesions in carriers. OBJECTIVE The aim of(More)
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