Changping Hu

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OBJECTIVE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key angiogenic growth factor, stimulates angiogenesis. Low levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as signaling molecules for angiogenesis. We postulated that low concentrations of oxLDL might induce low levels of ROS and initiate angiogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS An in vitro model of tube(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) induces angiogenesis by stimulating reactive oxygen species-dependent vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression. Ang II via type 1 receptor upregulates the expression of LOX-1, a lectin-like receptor for oxidized low-density lipoprotein. LOX-1 activation, in turn, upregulates Ang II type 1 receptor expression. We(More)
Recent studies suggested that endothelium is a main source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the major source was via NADPH oxidase pathway. Various stimuli including lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), a major component of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), can enhance the activity of NADPH oxidase and lead to a marked ROS generation. Asymmetric(More)
Atherogenesis is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Activation of renin-angiotensin system with generation of angiotensin II and type 1 receptor (AT1R) stimulation has been amply reported in atherosclerosis. Since angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) activity is purported to oppose the effects of AT1R, we hypothesized that AT2R (agtr2)(More)
This study aims to reveal the intellectual structure of Library and Information Science (LIS) in China during the period 2008–2012 utilizing co-word analysis. The status and trends of LIS in China are achieved by measuring the correlation coefficient of selected keywords extracted from relevant journals in the Chinese Journal Full-Text Database. In co-word(More)
AIMS Oxidative stress and inflammation are leading risk factors for age-associated functional declines. We assessed aspirin effects on endogenous oxidative-stress levels, lifespan, and age-related functional declines, in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. RESULTS Both aspirin and its salicylate moiety, at nontoxic concentrations (0.5-1 mM), attenuated(More)
Previous studies have shown that rutaecarpine has depressor and vasodilator effects, and activates vanilloid receptors to evoke calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) release. In the present study, we examined whether the depressor and vasodilator effects of rutaecarpine are related to the stimulation of endogenous CGRP release via activation of vanilloid(More)
Angiotensin II via type 1 receptor activation upregulates the expression of lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1), and LOX-1 activation, in turn, upregulates angiotensin II type 1 receptor expression. We postulated that interruption of this positive feedback loop might attenuate the genesis of angiotensin II-induced hypertension(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that microRNA-130a (miR-130a) targets GAX, the growth arrest-specific homeobox, which inhibits proliferation, differentiation, and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). In the present study, we therefore investigated the effect of miR-130a on proliferation of cultured VSMCs and the potential role of miR-130a in(More)
Previous investigations have shown that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury and that rutaecarpine activates vanilloid receptors to evoke CGRP release. In the present study, we examined whether rutaecarpine enhances preservation with cardioplegia in guinea-pig hearts, and whether the protective(More)