Changming Zhang

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The progression of podocytopathies is quite variable among patients and the underlying reason for this remains unclear. Here, we report that autophagic activity in podocytes plays a critical role in controlling the progression of podocytopathies. Morphological and biochemical studies on renal biopsies from patients with minimal change disease (MCD) or focal(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are essential for podocyte homeostasis, and the miR-30 family may be responsible for this action. However, the exact roles and clinical relevance of miR-30s remain unknown. In this study, we examined the expression of the miR-30 family in the podocytes of patients with FSGS and found that all members are downregulated. Treating cultured(More)
The mechanisms underlying doxorubicin (Dox) resistance in colon cancer cells are not fully understood. MicroRNA (miRNA) play important roles in tumorigenesis and drug resistance. However, the relationship between miRNA and Dox resistance in colon cancer cells has not been previously explored. In this study, we utilized microRNA array and real-time PCR to(More)
Due to human blockage and device mobility, 60GHz wireless local-area network (WLAN) faces the challenge of communication-link outage. To cope with this problem, a double-link beam tracking scheme is proposed in this paper. This scheme includes a search strategy of transmission and alternative links, and an in-packet double-link tracking and switching(More)
In order to analyze the performance on the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) physical layer (PHY) of IEEE 802.11ad, a transceiver is designed based on the draft. The impacts of hardware impairments on the Bit Error Rate (BER) performance are studied, including phase noise and power amplifier (PA) nonlinear distortion. Simulation results(More)
A method based on high-resolution size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) was established to analyze the solid products from the depolymerization of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) in supercritical methanol. In the qualitative analysis, four factors (chromatographic retention time, qualitative multi-wavelength ultraviolet spectra, linear internal-insert(More)
We report 2 cases of familial multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome (MEN 1) in related Malaysian Chinese individuals: the son had simultaneous primary lesions in the pancreatic tail, parathyroid, adrenal gland, and hypophysis, with metastatic tumors in the left lung, mediastinum and spine; his mother had simultaneous primary lesions in the pancreatic(More)
To explore the possibilities of a novel multiplex real-time PCR system for rapid diagnosis, genetic typing of serovars and clinical application in NGU, we developed a multiplex real-time PCR system for the simultaneous diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum and molecular detection of serovars of C. trachomatis and(More)
Calcium/calcineurin signaling is critical for normal cellular physiology. Abnormalities in this pathway cause many diseases, including podocytopathy; therefore, understanding the mechanisms that underlie the regulation of calcium/calcineurin signaling is essential. Here, we showed that critical components of calcium/calcineurin signaling, including TRPC6,(More)