Chun-Tao Yang

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1. Hydrogen sulphide (H(2)S) is a well-known cytotoxic gas. Recently, H(2)S has been shown to protect neurons against oxidative stress caused by glutamate, peroxynitrite and HOCl. Considerably lower H(2)S levels have been reported in the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with accumulation of beta-amyloid (A beta). 2. The aim of present study was to(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects. However, the roles of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) in H2S-induced cardioprotection have not been completely elucidated. In this study, cobalt chloride (CoCl2), a chemical hypoxia mimetic agent, was applied to treat H9c2 cells to establish a chemical(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of hydrogen sulphide (H(2)S) on cobalt chloride (CoCl(2))-induced injury in H9c2 embryonic rat cardiac cells. 2. After 36 h incubation in the presence of 600 micromol/L CoCl(2), reduced cell viability of H9c2 cells was observed, as well as the induction of apoptosis. In addition, CoCl(2) (600(More)
1. Increasing evidence indicates that hydrogen sulphide (H₂S) may serve as an important biological cytoprotective agent. Heat shock protein (Hsp) 90 can attenuate stress-induced injury. However, whether Hsp90 mediates the cytoprotective effect of H₂S against chemical hypoxia-induced injury in PC12 cells is not known. 2. In the present study, CoCl₂ (a(More)
The present study investigated whether there is an interaction between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) during chemical hypoxia-induced injury in PC12 cells. The results of the present study showed that cobalt chloride (CoCl₂), a chemical hypoxia agent, markedly induced ROS generation and phosphorylation of(More)
Four new clerodane diterpenes, namely sagittatayunnanosides A-D (1-4), were isolated from the roots of Tinospora sagittata var. yunnanensis, together with two known compounds, tinospinoside C (5) and tinospinoside E (6). The structures of the four new compounds were well elucidated by extensive analyses of the MS, IR, and 1D and 2D NMR data. The cytotoxic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) on oxidative stress and functional changes in isolated rat hearts with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. METHODS IR injury was induced in isolated rat hearts with the Langendorff' apparatus. The left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP) of the rat heart was measured using a(More)
1. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a well-known endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor. Although it has been shown to be a novel risk marker in cardiovascular medicine and chronic kidney disease, we speculated that in some states associated with excess of nitric oxide (NO), such as 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+))-induced neuronal(More)
The roles of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity are still unclear. This study aimed to dissect the hypothesis that H2S could protect H9c2 cells against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity by inhibiting ER stress. Our results showed that exposure of H9c2 cells to DOX significantly inhibited the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Delayed wound healing is a common skin complication of diabetes, which is associated with keratinocyte injury and dysfunction. Levels of methylglyoxal (MGO), an α-dicarbonyl compound, are elevated in diabetic skin tissue and plasma, while levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a critical gaseous signaling molecule, are reduced. Interestingly, the(More)