Chunqing Zhang

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AIM To report the long-term effect of stent placement in 115 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). METHODS One hundred and fifteen patients with BCS were treated by percutaneous stent placement. One hundred and two patients had IVC stent placement, 30 patients had HV stent placement, 17 of them underwent both IVC stent and HV stent. All the procedures(More)
We investigated a genetic pathway in root hair development in Arabidopsis thaliana, involving the receptor-like kinase FERONIA (FER), two guanine nucleotide exchange factors for ROPs (RopGEF4 and RopGEF10), and the small GTPase Rho of plants (ROPs). Loss- and gain-of-function analyses demonstrated distinct roles of RopGEF4 and RopGEF10 such that RopGEF4 is(More)
Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is a novel Fijivirus prevalent in rice in southern and central China, and northern Vietnam. Its genome has 10 segments of double-stranded RNA named S1 to S10 according to their size. An isolate of SRBSDV, JNi4, was obtained from naturally infected maize plants from Ji’ning, Shandong province, in the 2008(More)
It has been shown that Ginkgo biloba Extract (EGb 761) increases peripheral and cerebral blood flow and microcirculation and improves myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury. This study was designed to investigate the effect of EGb 761 on hepatic endothelial cells and hepatic microcirculation. Sixty male Wister rats were divided into normal, carbon(More)
BACKGROUND Acute variceal bleeding (AVB) is a medical emergency and associated with a mortality of 20% at 6 weeks. Significant advances have occurred in the recent past and hence there is a need to update the existing consensus guidelines. There is also a need to include the literature from the Eastern and Asian countries where majority of patients with(More)
Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) is the most prevalent virus causing maize dwarf mosaic disease in northern China. A SCMV isolate, BD8, was obtained from the maize showing dwarf and mosaic symptoms in Baoding, China. The complete genomic sequence of BD8 is 9,576 nucleotides (nt) excluding the poly(A) tail. It contains one single open reading frame of 9,192 nt(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive malignancy with high chemoresistance to chemotherapeutics. Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is of therapeutic potential for the treatment of HCC; however, the therapeutic benefit of ATO is very limited due to narrow therapeutic window. Icariin is a natural compound which inhibits tumour cell growth and induces apoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND In China, house dust mites are important inducers of allergic disease. The importance of allergens from storage mites is less well known. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to access the prevalence of house dust mite and storage mite sensitization and investigate the IgE crossreactivity between house dust mite and storage mite. METHOD The(More)
The subventricular zone (SVZ) located adjacent to the lateral ventricles is the major site where neural progenitor cells (NPCs) are concentrated in the adult brain. NPCs in the anterior subventricular zone (SVZa) generate neuronal precursors and migrate along a highly localized pathway--the rostral migratory stream (RMS) to the olfactory bulb (OB), where(More)
Vasohibin-1 has recently been found and is known as an endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor, but the role of vasohibin-1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unknown. This study investigated the expression pattern of vasohibin-1, its correlation with clinicopathological features, and its potential role in tumor angiogenesis and prognosis of HCC. Expression of(More)